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Nagel Heyer

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I have gotten some real gems on this German label - most recently the new Donald Harrison with the yellow cover (inspired by this thread).

Anyone else pick up some really great stuff?

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There's a lot of good stuff on Nagel Heyer, but I'd have to think a bit before making recommendations. But a nice mainstream label for sure.

One disc I've been curious about, can't recall the title, but it looked like an intriguing mix of outcats and straightahead guys. Anyone know the one I'm thinking of?

Oh, in the swing vein, I'd definitely recommend the two Buck Clayton CDs (from when Buck was only arranging and conducting) and the two Count Basie tribute discs are real nice, with some fine, still going strong even though he was near the end, Billy Mitchell solos.

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Trolling through the N-H website, a lot of those album covers "borrow" pretty heavily from classic BN covers. The "Birdland" albums are obvious, but many of the others use Miles Reid design concepts.

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I've only picked up one of their discs, Conte Candoli Live at Birdland Neuberg; a pretty good one, however.

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Both Wycliffe Gordon and the New York All-Stars have some real gems on this label. Randy Sandke & the Inside Out Jazz Collective have a good one as well (though it's a little bit "out there"--Scott Robinson plays both theremin & contrabass sax, two instruments you don't run across too often!)

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I really like the Harry Allen "Night at Birdland" CD's (2 Volumes) with the "Blue Note" covers. Though they were made in '93, early on in Harry's career, I've never heard him play better.

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Besides the latest Harrison - glad to hear you like it, c-ball-a - I have Eric Reed's "Happiness" - which is just what the title implies, excellent inspired good spirited modern jazz, interesting arrangements, traditional but by no means dated. Excellent sound, too.

I will check out that organ trio disc on Monday and post my impressions here.

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Joachim Schoenecker's "In the moment" is also a good one with prominent support from Chris Potter, John Goldsby & Adam Nussbaum.

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I have gotten some real gems on this German label -

A label from Hamburg :wub: - to be more precise!

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There's a very nice new group on Nagel Heyer, Paradigm Shift, Shifting Times with Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, Joe Locke and Melvin Henderson among others. Great straight ahead.

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The Nagel-Heyer label just dropped on Emusic, so any more recommendations would be appreciated.

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There are many very nice CDs on Nagel-Heyer. Most of them are in the mainstream/swing style.

I like the Coleman Hawkins influenced playing of British tenor player Danny Moss. He is leader on these 4 CDs.

Weaver Of Dreams

Steamers!

Keeper Of The Flame

Steam Power

Here are a couple of other things worth considering.

Zoot Sims - love For Sale

recorded live in Dublin in 1978 with a good local rhythm section.

Randy Sandke - Cliffhanger

An excellent date with Harry Allen, Mulgrew Miller, Peter Washington and Kenny Washington

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I bought some Nagel Heyers a few years ago but eventually ended up selling most of them. I've kept Sandke's Bix cd, but haven't listened to it in awhile. I can't seem to warm to neoclassicism in jazz, though I'd like to.

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I bought some Nagel Heyers a few years ago but eventually ended up selling most of them. I've kept Sandke's Bix cd, but haven't listened to it in awhile. I can't seem to warm to neoclassicism in jazz, though I'd like to.

That's been my problem, too - the "neoclassics" thing - and why my initial thrill at seeing the label on emu has cooled a bit after hearing some samples. I did d/l the Sandke/Inside-Out thing and am really digging that one though.

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They have a beautiful duo record by Bill Charlap and Warren Vaché called "2gether".

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