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Holding the Stage (Road Shows, Vol. 4)
Holding the Stage (Road Shows, Vol. 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Rollins In All His Glory, July 10, 2016
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I have listened to this CD repeatedly since I've received it. Sonny Rollins, as we all know, is one of the greatest improvisers the world has ever known, and here he is at his most inspired. This latest edition of Road Shows, Vol. 4 is a masterpiece from beginning to end.


Quincy Jones and His Orchestra - Live in Ludwigshafen 1961
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra - Live in Ludwigshafen 1961
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5.0 out of 5 stars You will not be disappointed if you buy this live recording of Quincy Jones ..., July 10, 2016
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You will not be disappointed if you buy this live recording of Quincy Jones 1961 Big Band. The soloists in the band include Phil Woods, Eric Dixon, Freddie Hubbard, Melba Liston, Sahib Shihab! Need I say more?


The Complete Charlie Parker With Strings [2 CD]
The Complete Charlie Parker With Strings [2 CD]
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5.0 out of 5 stars is like stumbling onto the Holy Grail, July 10, 2016
Finding this CD, is like stumbling onto the Holy Grail. I am amazed that this major discovery of unissued studio performances of Charlie Parker with Strings was released in 2015, with very little fanfare. This set includes some of Charles Parker's most inspired and beautiful playing. The alternate and partial takes of Just Friends is stunningly gorgeous. If you are new to the music of Charlie Parker, you may want the Master Takes Edition, but for those already familiar with the Parker With Strings recordings, this complete set is a must have.


Pierre Monteux conducts Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe (complete ballet) Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 1955 / Sheherazade (Concertgebouw 1963)
Pierre Monteux conducts Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe (complete ballet) Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 1955 / Sheherazade (Concertgebouw 1963)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteux / Ravel, February 25, 2016
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This recording of Daphnis et Chloe contains some of the most gorgeous orchestral playing ever captured.


Live in Paris 19 Avril 1960
Live in Paris 19 Avril 1960
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Live Concert Performance of Nat King Cole, February 25, 2016
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What's not to love? 2 previously unissued live concerts, in excellent sound, of Nat Cole, in magnificent voice, playing piano brilliantly, and with Quincy Jone's incredible all star band. But it!


Live - The Early Years
Live - The Early Years
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Band Dinah, February 25, 2016
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This review is from: Live - The Early Years (Audio CD)
All of the music on this CD is magnificent and is of particular interesst to a collector of Dinah Washington.

This CD is a duplication of a Collector's Choice CD that was issued in 2003, "A Slick Chick On The Mellow Side", which featured live broadcasts of Dinah Washington when she was a vocalist in the big band of Lionel Hampton, plus 2 other Hampton broadcast tracks that were issued on "Wise Woman's Blues" in the nineties. There are also two magnificent tracks with Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band from the Royal Roost in 1948. These tracks appeared on a previous and essential Dinah Washington collection from Baldwin Street Music entitiled "Queen of the Juke Box "Live".

What IS new to this long time collector, and as far as I know, never previously available, are the last 4 tracks - a live recording of Dinah Washington with Woody Herman, recorded Oct. 15, 1952 in Portland, Oregon. At this point in time, it seems every couple of years a few "new" tracks of Dinah will appear on a release such as this. These 4 tracks are worth the price of the disc alone.


Live in Cologne 1954
Live in Cologne 1954
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Live Performance of Billie Holiday, July 20, 2015
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This review is from: Live in Cologne 1954 (Audio CD)
Be aware that the majority of this disc is of Buddy Defranco's band.

The Billie Holiday set is brief, containing only 6 selections (the first track is truncated) from her Colgne concert of January 22, 1954.
Yet, any previously unissued recording of Lady Day is a cuase for celebration,and here she is in magnificent form.

I also purchased the vinyl edition, which made reference to 2 extra tracks, neither of which were by Billie Holiday, so be warned. Given that this disc is expensive, I would recommend it only to hard core collectors.


Let's Fly
Let's Fly

5.0 out of 5 stars Let's Fly is a terrific song. I'm surprised that Jet Blue doesn't use ..., July 2, 2014
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Let's Fly is a terrific song. I'm surprised that Jet Blue doesn't use this for a commercial. The lyrics were written by the legendary Annie Ross, when she was a mere 14 years of age. I love Johnny Mercer's vocal...such an underrated singer.


The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991 (Jazz Perspectives)
The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991 (Jazz Perspectives)
by George Cole
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating and Important Book on Miles, June 13, 2014
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Kudos to George Cole for writing an excellent book on the music of Miles Davis from 1980 to 1991. Too many critics dismiss this period of Miles career, but what else is new? Miles was always so ahead of his time, that it takes decades for listeners to catch up with him. This book serves its purpose if more listeners will cehck out some neglected albums like We Want Miles, Star People, and especially Aura.


Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Disc, June 13, 2014
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One of Steely Dan's best albums, and it includes 2 tracks with Jazz Master Bill Charlap. Things I Miss The Most, Bles Beach and Everything Must Go are among my favorite Steely Dan tunes. If you love Steely Dan, you will love this recording.


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