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  1. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Looks like the new Woody Herman set has been pushed back to March 2019.
  2. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Great catch! It looks like Mosaic lives!!!
  3. I just got my shipping notice for the Savory set.
  4. The trickle of new Erroll Garner recordings continues: Octave Music, in Partnership with Mack Avenue Records, to Release Erroll Garner: Nightconcert Live Recording at Midnight Concert in November of 1964 at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam Features Eight Never-Before-Heard Song Interpretations + Newly Discovered Original Song Available July 13 on Mack Avenue Records There are certain musical artists who have transcended genre limitations, crossing over into other areas of audience appeal. But in very rare cases there are artists who cross over in an entirely different way, becoming iconic and beloved figures to the broader spectrum of humanity by their very existence and essence of their being as universal messengers of love and spirit. Legendary pianist and composer Erroll Garner stands tall among those individuals. A new addition to his brilliant manifestation of artistry and jubilant expressiveness is always a treat, but when it is at such a majestic peak as in Octave Music/Mack Avenue Records’ spectacular new release, Erroll Garner: Nightconcert, it is a revelation. Nightconcert presents Garner at the peak of his genius, recorded at a midnight concert in November 1964 at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with an audience of 2000 highly enthusiastic and enraptured people of all ages. Also notable is that this album features eight never-before-heard Garner song interpretations, including a newly discovered original. “The collection of recordings in the Garner Estate archives is immense and substantive,” states Mack Avenue Records President Denny Stilwell. “To represent the historical treasure that isNightconcert is a privilege for Mack Avenue and we are energized by this new collaboration with Octave Music.” Beginning with the immortal 1955 album Concert by the Sea – the best-selling jazz album of its era – Garner consistently proved that there is nothing to match that magical essence of transcendent artistry shared in the same air with a totally connected audience. On this night, the pianist’s consummate artistry is further enhanced by his rhythm section of bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin, with whom he’d been playing for nearly a decade – proving another unquestionable truth, that jazz is never better expressed than by an ensemble of musicians who have played together long enough to develop that telepathic synergy demanded by the music at its highest level. Accompanying Garner demanded that substance in exponential form. As his longtime manager Martha Glaser wrote in the concert program notes, “one of Garner’s outstanding qualities is his unpredictability and spontaneity,” which followed “the individual selections which Mr. Garner will play have not been listed” – and neither of his accompanists were informed either. But there’s no way one could tell, as they match the master at every twist and turn as though it was just the way they rehearsed it. In fact, they never rehearsed. Their performances were pure magic through mutual awareness. True to his singularly personal style, each piece begins with Garner’s sumptuous and often impressionistically rubato explorations before exposing the theme of the actual song he’s about to play, further stamping his personal ownership of the piece, no matter how familiar or how many other people may have interpreted it before. Each song is a unique entity, even in comparison to other interpretations that he may have done at another time – a most special talent and a mark of utter originality and immediacy. The repertoire on this album is pure Garner, heavily drawn from the Great American Songbook with a nice infusion of originals. There are three Cole Porter classics: “Easy to Love,” “Night and Day” and “What Is This Thing Called Love;” and two gems from Rodgers & Hart: “My Funny Valentine” and “Where or When.” The Gershwins are represented by “’S Wonderful;” Irving Berlin by “Cheek to Cheek;” and Harold Arlen by “Over the Rainbow.” A couple of lesser luminaries are included with Einar Aaron Swan’s “When Your Lover Has Gone” and Clay Boland’s “Gypsy in My Soul.” Two great 1940s songs, immortalized by both being the title songs of terrific films and interpreted by scores of heavyweight artists are Bronislaw Kaper’s “On Green Dolphin Street” and David Raksin’s “Laura” – which can now add two more remarkable versions to their storied history. Another outstanding title song from a film is one of three Garner originals, the exquisite “Theme from ‘A New Kind of Love’ (All Yours);” along with the jaunty “That Amsterdam Swing” and the touching “No More Shadows.” A brief taste of Ralph Rainger’s “Thanks for the Memory” provides the digestif to close this most delightful repast. Nightconcert is an exhilarating journey through a comprehensive history of jazz piano: smooth stride, rollicking barrelhouse, unfettered swing, loping bop lines, Cecil Taylor-like chord clusters; spiced by potent touches of Debussy/Satie-like impressionistic flair. In other words, pure Erroll Garner: marvelously imaginative, richly lyrical, full of unexpected surprises, and utterly captivating. This is the third new Garner release through Octave Music since its relaunch in 2015; the first,The Complete Concert By The Sea, was named 2016 historical record of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association and nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and an NAACP Image Award. It was produced by the late and deeply missed master jazz pianist Geri Allen, along with four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Steve Rosenthal. The second release, Ready Take One, a collection of previously unreleased studio recordings that was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, was produced by Allen, Rosenthal and Peter Lockhart. Nightconcert is produced by Peter Lockhart, Steve Rosenthal and Mack Avenue Records pianist/composer Christian Sands in his new role as Creative Ambassador for the Erroll Garner Jazz Project. The album is available in both CD and double vinyl and is beautifully packaged with excellent artwork by White Bicycle, on-site photographs by Nico van der Stam/Maria Austria Instituut and The Erroll Garner archive – housed at the University of Pittsburgh – historical artifacts, and informative notes by renowned writers Nate Chinen and Robin D. G. Kelley.
  5. I'll take both Mabern CDs!

     

    Jeff Domann

    114 Wolf St

    Madison, WI  53717

    e-mail: jazzguy15@aol.com

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      bigbandrecord

      To ThirdTry,........ My paypal address is sbaczynskye@hotmail.com.      36.00 PPD.....will ship promptly tomorrow

       

      Bigbandrecord

    2. thirdtry

      thirdtry

      Hi.  Just sent payment.  Thanks!

    3. bigbandrecord

      bigbandrecord

      Shipped out today.  Tracking Number is 9549 0103 4852 8117 0629 93...Thank you.

       

      BigBandRecord

  6. Harold Mabern DIW''s for sale !!!

    I'll take both!
  7. Mosaic Savory Collection

    I pre-ordered this set as soon as I saw it this morning. It's really, really nice to see two things on Mosaic's Upcoming Releases page!
  8. Harry Edison, Summer 1978 (Black & Blue)

    I got my copy from Jazz Messengers: http://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/74048/harry-edison/summer-1978
  9. Flip Phillips "Your Place Or Mine?" on CD

    Just a quick update: Delmark Records' coming soon page has just been updated and this is officially a Delmark Records release as I thought.
  10. Flip Phillips "Your Place Or Mine?" on CD

    Perhaps (and this is just a guess) Delmark picked up the session and thought it fit best on the Jump label. Hopefully Delmark's front page will be updated soon to announce this release. In any case I'm just glad there's more Flip coming to CD!
  11. Flip Phillips "Your Place Or Mine?" on CD

    I believe Delmark Records now owns and has been re-issuing material from the Jump Label. http://delmark.com/delmark.jump.htm
  12. Available on CD for the first time, "Your Place Or Mine?" by Flip Phillips. Best remembered for his tenor saxophone playing with Norman Granz’Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1946 to 1957 Flip Phillips was a giant of a jazz artist. Phillips moved to Florida in 1954 where aside from occasional tours he was content to play locally in semiretirement. This 1963 duet recording with guitarist Dell Staton was one of only 2 albums Phillips made in the almost 20 years period after JATP. 1. Come Rain or Come Shine 4:29 2. Ja Da 3:34 3. Just Say I Love Her 3:23 4. Talk of the Town 3:54 5. Summertime 2:35 6. Nuages 3:09 7. Scatterbrain 1:42 8. Chloe 4:55 9. Moonlight In Vermont 4:30 10. Jazz Me Blues 2:45 11. Stars Fell on Alabama 3:20 12. With Someone New 2:56 13. Gone with the Wind 2:49 Coming June 16th. http://www.cityhallrecords.com/cgi-bin/movits.cgi?cmd=displayrec&wdata=1000120842&wfilename=/home/cityhall/public_html/databases/ItemsTable.txt&prefile=/home/cityhall/public_html/templates/database/itemdbpage.html&fieldsfile=/home/cityhall/public_html/templates/database/null.html&postfile=/home/cityhall/public_html/templates/database/null.html or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071RHSM7V/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2GW3WTOB57QL6&coliid=IDM7CRD3WU1AZ
  13. I noticed a few weeks ago that his book A Life In Jazz is being re-issued. Glad to see the legendary Mr. Barker getting some attention.
  14. Labels not searchable at Amazon

    Thanks so much! They re-designed some things and I was looking all over for it.
  15. Has anyone else noticed that it seems to be no longer possible to search by record label in the CD section at Amazon? You used to be able to do searches like "Uptown Records" or "Progressive Records" and get an entire listing of a label. But not anymore. Am I missing something or did Amazon actually do away with this valuable tool?