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Tom Waits – The Black Rider (CD)


CD reissue of “The Black Rider” by Tom Waits.

The album “The Black Rider” contains the studio versions of the songs Tom Waits composed for the musical of the same name, based on the German fairy tale “Der Freischütz”.

Quintet, The – Jazz At Massey Hall (Vinyl)


Jazz classics reissued. Limited audiophile edition. DMM mastering.

Jazz At Massey Hall is an album by Quintet, released in 2023. Jazz At Massey Hall includes a.o. the following tracks: “Perdido”, “Salt Peanuts”, “All The Things You Are”, “Wee” and more.

Tom Waits – Bone Machine (Vinyl)


Bone Machine is the 11th studio album by Tom Waits and was released in 1992 on Island Records. Five years after “Franks Wild Years”, Tom Waits returns to his studio albums with “Bone Machine”. The album features David Hidalgo, Les Claypool, Brain and Keith Richards, and it won a GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album.

LP reissue of Bone Machine by Tom Waits.

Miles Davis Quintet, The – The New Miles Davis Quintet (Vinyl)


In September 1955, Miles Davis formed a legendary quintet that would go down in history. John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Together with Miles, these unknowns created the new hard bop.

Tom Waits – Bone Machine (CD)


Bone Machine is the 11th studio album by Tom Waits and was released in 1992 on Island Records. Five years after “Franks Wild Years”, Tom Waits returns to his studio albums with “Bone Machine”. The album features David Hidalgo, Les Claypool, Brain and Keith Richards, and it won a GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album.

CD reissue of Bone Machine by Tom Waits.

John Coltrane – Soultrane (Vinyl)


“Coltrane” and “John Coltrane And The Red Garland Trio,” his first two albums as a bandleader on the Prestige label, the material in “Soultrane” is beyond ordinary. The Red Garland-Paul Chambers-Arthur Taylor rhythm section is a perfect accompaniment for ‘Trane, who was widely recognized at the time as one of the two most influential tenor saxophonists in jazz – the other being Sonny Rollins.

“Soultrane” opens with a rambling variation of “Good Bait,” a Tadd Dameron/ Count Basie collaboration first recorded by Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s. The way Coltrane plays the twists and turns of this tune gives it a touch of a minuet, completed with solos by Garland and Chambers in the same solid groove. “I Want To Talk About You” is a ballad, written and originally recorded by Billy Eckstine in the mid-1940s – completely new as a jazz interpretation.

The second side begins with a Joe Stein and Leo Robin tune, “You Say You Care,” also never before heard in a jazz variation. Trane changes keys mostly at a medium-fast swinging tempo. “Theme For Ernie” is a smoldering ballad by Philadelphia native Freddie Lacey, dedicated to ex-Gillespie alto saxophonist Ernie Henry, who died suddenly in December 1957. Garland begins the final piece, “Russian Lullaby,” with an introduction in a different meter before Coltrane’s cue intervenes. With this and Coltrane’s previous rendition of “Soft Lights And Sweet Music,” it feels as if the boys are particularly fond of playing their Irving Berlin at high speed.

Given Coltrane’s amazing solo work that follows and precedes Soultrane – here especially “Lush Life” and “Blue Train” – the All Music Guide comments that this album “may not have received the exclusive attention it so richly deserves.”

Thelonious Monk Trio – Thelonious Monk Trio (Vinyl)


Monk came to Prestige from Blue Note, where he had recorded with several groups of varying sizes, including some trios. At Prestige, his first two recordings (October and December 1952) were exclusively in trio with Art Blakey on the first and Max Roach on the second. Two other pieces, also with Blakey, were from a 1954 trio session, and this album contains the first recordings of “Little Rootie Tootie,” “Bemsha Swing” and “Blue Monk.”

John Coltrane – Coltrane (Vinyl)


Coltrane – originally released in 1962 – and as a bonus two tracks from the same from the same session, which were not included on the original album.

John Coltrane features all the exciting elements that sparked brilliance on both tenor and soprano saxophones on both the tenor and soprano saxophones. The album features his classic Quartet with bass player Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones and others can be heard above all the outstanding McCoy Tyner, who at this Time had all already integrated their passionate dynamics into the inner whole of the group.

Miles Davis Quintet, The – Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (Vinyl)


The Miles Davis Quintet of 1955-’57 was a phenomenon that made the jaws of many drop. Their magic and fluid playing in the fast lane was best experienced live on stage. One who witnessed the group’s rise was the usually sober music journalist Ralph Gleason, who later wrote:

I heard this band many nights at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, for which I am grateful … they howled. And they didn’t need to warm up … the sheer intensity was exhilarating. Fast or slow, they made every beat sound like it was born in an atom-splitting burst of energy.

The quintet was a phenomenon. In their exuberant full-throttle phase, the group just had so much to offer: Coltrane’s raw, angular – at times endless – tenor improvisations. Garland’s fiery left-hand chord work. Philly Joe’s exciting cymbal work and driving rimshots. Miles’ restrained, muted trumpet. Chambers’ deft and soulful solos with the bow. For years after the quintet’s debut, jazz journalists were still amazed by their interactivity. “The complexity of the connection between the minds of these musicians has not, in my opinion, been equaled in any other group,” wrote Gleason. Prestige president Bob Weinstock praised them as “the Louis Armstrong Hot Five of the modern era.”

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Paper Airplane (Vinyl)


,,Americana of the luxury class – surely a highly effective ,,gateway drug” for the curious!” (sono, 04 / 05.2011)

,,But the band is still at its strongest with the Hoedowns, the metallic, chugging, ancient howlers, all of which are sung by Tyminski.” (Rolling Stone, 05 / 2011)

in the remaining songs she practices the balancing act between country and typical singer / songwriter material. ,,Sinking Stone”, a happy mixture of both, she succeeds quite brilliantly.” (stereo, 06 / 2011)

, “Beautiful melancholic bluegrass flanked by banjo, pedal steel, bass, fiddle and mandolin ensnare the highly musical 26-time Grammy winner.” (audio, 06 / 2011)

Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Giants – Bags’ Groove (Vinyl)


in 1954 Miles Davis recorded this music with other giants such as Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, Percy Heath, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver. Today the music they made is considered classic, Bags Groove in Two Versions is a perfect illustration of the improvisational process and the various pleasures that can develop from time to time; the date with Rollins shows his evolution toward major status. It’s hard to believe that after these 1954 recordings, critics could call Davis’ triumph at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival a comeback.

John Coltrane – Lush Life (Vinyl)


This 1963 release was compiled from two separate sessions at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1958 and includes recordings from the later years of Coltrane’s tenure with Prestige. At just under 40 minutes in length, it includes performances by session players such as Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb and others. It includes Coltrane’s interpretations of compositions by Yip Harburg, Arthur Schwartz, Sammy Cahn and others.

Jackie McLean – Demon`s Dance (Vinyl)


In the 1960s, the adventurous alto saxophonist Jackie McLean crossed the boundaries to the avant-garde several times on his Blue Note albums. But on “Demon’s Dance,” his 21st and also last album for the label, he and his quintet focused entirely on dashing post-bop in 1967. The cover painting by German-French painter Mati Klarwein, who would later design iconic record sleeves for Miles Davis (“Bitches Brew”) and Santana (“Abraxas”), was as impressive as the music.

Blue Note Tone Poet Edition: stereo, produced by Joe Harley, mastered entirely in analog by Kevin Gray from the original tapes, RTI pressing (180g), sturdy tip-on gatefold, padded inner sleeve.

Art Blakey – Ugetsu (Vinyl)


Ugetsu is an album by Art & The Jazz Messengers Blakey, released in 2023. Ugetsu includes a.o. the following tracks: “One By One”, “Ugetsu”, “Time Off”, “Ping-Pong” and more.

John Coltrane – Standard Coltrane (Vinyl)


Standard Coltrane is an album by John Coltrane, released in 2023. Standard Coltrane includes a.o. the following tracks: “Don’t Take Your Love From Me”, “I’ll Get By (as Long As I Have You)”, “Spring Is Here”, “Invitation” and more. The album is a Reissue, High Quality jazz LP.

Herbie Nichols Trio – Herbie Nichols Trio (Vinyl)


Herbie Nichols (1919-1963) was overshadowed by other jazz pianists and composers throughout his life. Unfortunately, he did not receive the recognition he deserved until long after his far too early death.

Nichols, who like Thelonious Monk had found his own niche, left only a very small oeuvre to posterity, but it is all the more impressive for that.
On “Herbie Nichols Trio”, the third of only four albums in total, he presented nine original original compositions (including “Lady Sings The Blues”, written together with Billie Holiday), in which he cleverly combined elements of old and modern jazz styles.

Blue Note Tone Poet Edition: stereo, produced by Joe Harley, mastered entirely in analog by Kevin Gray from the original tapes, RTI pressing (180g), sturdy deluxe tip-on jacket, padded inner sleeve.

Miles Davis All Stars – Walkin’ (Vinyl)


Back in New York after successfully battling personal demons, and at the helm of the incredible Horace Silver / Percy Heath / Kenny Clarke rhythm section, Miles Davis cut a pair of sessions in April 1954 that announced where both his own music and jazz in general were heading. The quintet date, with underground legend Davey Schildkraut on alto sax, provided the first inkling of the trumpeter’s haunting muted style and introduced his classic composition “Solar.” Even more influential was the sextet session with J. J. Johnson and Lucky Thompson, which took advantage of long-playing record technology with two extended jams that announced both the return of modern jazz musicians to a focus on the blues and the coming of the funky hard-bop era. Together on the LP Walkin’, this music (among the first to be recorded for Prestige by Rudy Van Gelder) created one of the earliest essential albums in the Miles Davis canon.

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (Vinyl)


Attractive jazz reissue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Pablo label, which former Verve boss Norman Granz founded in 1973 and ran successfully for many years:

Under the title “Afro Blue Impressions” Norman Granz released on his label as a double LP two outstanding live sessions by John Coltrane, recorded in 1963 in Berlin and Stockholm with sidemen McCoy Tyner, piano, Jimmy Garrison, bass, and Elvin Jones, drums.

To celebrate the double 40th + 50th anniversaries, this recording is now reissued all new in 24-bit remastered, with three previously unreleased bonus tracks, plus new liner notes.

John Coltrane – The Last Trane (Vinyl)


The album was compiled from unreleased material from three separate recording sessions at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio. Coltrane was a sideman on all the original sessions, which were led by trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Red Garland or drummer Art Taylor.

Sun Ra – The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Vinyl)


Sun Ra’s only release for the Savoy label is a gem.
Recorded in October 1961, this is probably the first recording the Arkestra made after arriving in New York

You’re dealing with a small Arkestra (seven main instrumentalists, joined by vocalist Ricky Murray on “China Gate”) that still plays the boppy, highly arranged music characteristic of the Chicago years (1954-1961). Ra sticks with acoustic piano throughout the session, but various percussion instruments are scattered throughout the band, giving some tracks a slightly exotic feel. John Gilmore plays bass clarinet on a couple of tracks (as well as some great tenor solos), and Marshall Allen’s flute playing is, as always, excellent.

This album was produced by Tom Wilson, who also produced the first Sun Ra LP, Jazz by Sun Ra (1956) for the Transition label, later reissued by Delmark as Sun Song (Wilson later signed the Mothers of Invention to Verve and “electrified” Bob Dylan). With the exception of “The Beginning,” all the tracks are very accessible. This is an album for those who believe that the Arkestra did nothing but make noise.