Monday, March 14, 2016

Jazz On RSD

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:

Originally released April 23, 1976. Transferred from the original tapes. Limited to 4500 copies.
Grammy winner Glasper and singer-songwriter Bilal re-interpret the classic Miles Davis song 'The Ghetto Walk' with the new track 'Ghetto Walkin'' from Glasper's upcoming Miles Ahead-inspired project.

A newly discovered Bill Evans studio album recorded by the legendary MPS Records producer and label owner, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, at his studio in Villingen, Germany (aka "the Black Forest"). Recorded literally five days after Evan's legendary Grammy-winning live performance at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival, Liner notes to include new historical essays from jazz journalist Marc Myers and German jazz historian Friedhelm Schulz; interviews from participants Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette; plus rare and previously unpublished photos.

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."

These seminal recordings, originally issued under 'The Milt Jackson Quartet’ launched what soon became the elegant chamber jazz of the MJQ.

The third and last installment of Thelonious Monk's final recording session as a leader features Monk on six solo performances as well as five numbers with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey.

Recorded in the summer of 1958 at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver,

Receiving its 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 "Prez" Young classic features the tenor master at his peak and includes what would become his lifelong theme song "Blue Lester."

Features some of the most iconic and hard-to-find drum breaks, legendary samples, and a who’s who of players and producers including: Bernard Purdie, Isaac Hayes, David Axelrod, the Lafayette Afro Rock Band, the Blackbyrds, Pharoah Sanders, and more.

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