Next month, Record Store Day 2016 will again be upon us, and although the genre of jazz is woefully underrepresented, we still unearthed some prime finds:
Miles Ahead-inspired project.
Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ [Savoy]Reissue of Dizzy Gillespie's ground breaking bebop album of small group recordings from 1951-52 with guests Milt Jackson & Percy Heath (who went on to later form the Modern Jazz Quartet), Stuff Smith, Bill Graham and some of the earliest sessions by John Coltrane."
first ever vinyl release for RSD16, Spaceways features live performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra in New York City in 1966 and 1968.
Lester Young - Blue Lester [Savoy]Lester "Prez" Young classic features the tenor master at his peak and includes what would become his lifelong theme song "Blue Lester."