Leo Wright Blues Shout

Leo Wright - Blues Shout (1960) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27134}

Leo Wright - Blues Shout (1960) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27134}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Leo Wright's Atlantic debut, Blues Shout, effectively summarizes his career as a sideman, embracing the expressionist sensibilities of longtime boss Dizzy Gillespie as well as the Latin inspirations of longtime bandmate Lalo Schifrin to create a fiercely modern and uncommonly impassioned sound all its own. Joined by pianist Junior Mance, trumpeter Richard Williams, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Charlie Persip, Wright divides his attention between his signature alto sax and flute, delivering a series of thoughtful and lyrical solos that positively radiate energy. The blues referenced in the title are more a feeling than a sound, underscoring the emotional intensity that bristles below the surface of every note.
Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27470 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. When Ray Charles' musical director has the words "blues" and "soul" in large type on the covers of his own releases, there's a strong chance that's what the listener will find inside. The Mr. Blues set from 1968 is Crawford and a small horn section playing rocking blues riffs with a crack rhythm section. Instrumental R&B doesn't get much hipper. Crawford's tough but lyrical sound – informed by a bebopper's command and facility – is tailor-made for this blues-charged music. Highlights include the title track, a cool, finger-popping "Route 66," a sleazy, churning "Lonely Avenue," and a couple of no-nonsense Crawford originals. A middle-of-the road "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" is the only departure from the set's satisfyingly gritty feel.
Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}

Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27206 / 8122-79641-3 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Post Bebop / Jazz Blues / Bass

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. I have almost everything available by Mingus and had passed on this because I didn't think I needed yet more versions of some of his classics by what seems like an unlikely crew in tow. How wrong I was!!!! Mingus is apparently playing with a mic on his bass and you can easily hear what a monster he is, how sublime he can be, and it is totally thrilling. Coryell and Catherine have their flurry of notes thing going but it does not come off as showing off or dull fusion riffing. They - and the rest of the band- sound as if they were meant to be, really listening and bringing something wonderfully new to Mingus music.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Paul Barbarin / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27392 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded with Punch Miller, this album offers a mixed bag featuring Paul Barbarin's Band/Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis (clarinet). It's worth acquiring for the Barbarin composition "The Second Line" alone, but offers much more.
Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27391 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Dixieland / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Released in 1963, this is a pair of traditional dixieland jazz performances recorded at the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans - very distinctly New Orleans sound. Nathan "Jim" or "Big Jim" Robinson was a very reliable New Orleans trombonist who was much more consistent than most of the musicians he performed with, never seeming to have an off day. A jazz pioneer, Robinson played guitar as a child and started playing trombone in 1917, while stationed in France during World War I; he was already 24.
The Eureka Brass Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall I (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The Eureka Brass Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall I (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27390 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Dixieland / New Orleans Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Jazz at Preservation Hall: The Eureka Brass Band features New Orleans street parade jazz with bristling horns, sousaphone, and two marching drummers. Trumpeter Percy Humphrey leads an ensemble notable for the presence of saxophonist Emanuel Paul and Percy's brother, Willie, who blows some of the best clarinet he ever recorded. What makes this an unforgettable listening experience is the dual trombone action supplied by Albert Warner and Oscar "Chicken" Henry.
Paul Smith - Brazilian Detour (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Paul Smith - Brazilian Detour (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1966, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27377 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Bossa Nova / Latin Jazz / Piano / Orchestra

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Paul Smith, jazz pianist, widely known as Ella Fritzgerald’s conductor and pianist, an active studio musician with a brilliant technique. Paul Smith also worked with renowned Jazz figures, such as: Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O’Day, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Steve Allen, Louie Bellson, Stan Kenton, Mel Torme and many others. Pick of the day, Paul Smith’s rendition to Bossa Nova. This is Paul Smith Piano and Orchestra – Brazilian Detour (1966), for Warner. Paul Smith is a virtuoso piano player; he goes from the “liquid sounds” slow playing to a faster approach, hitting keys strongly. Paul Smith also leads the orchestra.
Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythms! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythms! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1961, 2013 Reprise / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27277 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bossa Nova / Latin Jazz / Bop / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A wonderful set from Barney Kessel – bossa-inflected jazz, and a wonderful setting for Barney to hit some very groovy lines on electric guitar ! The group on the date is part of the strength of the record – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Horn on flute, and Victor Feldman on piano – with loads of great percussion and guitar interplay on the set, plus some excellent use of flute and vibes – all of which makes for the sort of session that really translates the Brazilian groove into the best sort of sound the LA scene was cutting at the time ! Nice, light, and dancing rhythms – and titles that include "Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Latin Dance #1", "Lady Byrd", and "One Note Samba".
Chico Hamilton - The Chico Hamilton Quintet With Strings Attached (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

Chico Hamilton - The Chico Hamilton Quintet With Strings Attached (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27275 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums / Saxophone / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Other than two selections put out on a sampler and the soundtrack from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, this LP is quite significant for having the first recordings of Eric Dolphy with the Chico Hamilton Quintet. Dolphy's solos (on alto, flute and bass clarinet) are brief, but he already sounded fairly distinctive. The third version of Hamilton's popular Quintet also included the drummer/leader, cellist Nate Gershman, guitarist Dennis Budimir and bassist Wyatt Ruther. On this album, half of the tunes are played by the basic quintet, while the remaining five songs have an added string section. The West Coast jazz chamber music generally holds one's interest, but has been out of print for some time.