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Xanadu Gold Series

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Wondering what folks consider the cream of the crop for this series of archival recordings. Don't know if this discogs list is exhaustive or not

https://www.discogs.com/label/220318-Xanadu-Gold-Series

Considering the artists and time frames seems hard to go wrong but if anyone has advice on the "not to be missed" among them, thanks in advance!

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That list is missing at least one gem:

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Just realized another, that inspired this thread, is not on the list. Recommended for the under-recorded Frank Haynes:

 

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Also, the J.R. Monterose is very special. It's since been made available on other labels, but still, one to know.

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I have almost all of the Bebop Revisited series and think they're fantastic. 

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On 1.10.2019 at 4:08 PM, JSngry said:

Also, the J.R. Monterose is very special. It's since been made available on other labels, but still, one to know.

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Isn't that one atypical because it is a straight reissue of an actual LP (JARO 5004) (as is the Kenny Dorham Memorial LP, for example), as opposed to many of the other reissues featuring compilationns of individual 4-tune sessions or releases of previously unreleased live recordings?

That Warne Marsh Live in Hollywood LP must be uncommon. I canntor ecal having ever seen it aynwhere (I would ahve picked it up ...9.

BTW, a question to the real experts: Is there a fundamental, overriding difference in the reissue programming between the gold Xanadu and silver Onyx LP series? The fields they cover do seem to overlap quite a bit, even if Onyx leans more towards the Swing era.

 

 

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not really atypical, more than you might at first think is reissue of existing LP. Sonny Berman, Walter Bishop, a Hawk thing, there's probably more than that.

About Onyx, see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onyx_Records

Seems to be a Fields/Schlitten split (up) thing as to why it went how it did.

 

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This one is a favourite of mine. Wardell Gray with Art Farmer and Hampton Hawes, they really stretch out here, one of the finest live bop sessions. 

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7 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

This one is a favourite of mine. Wardell Gray with Art Farmer and Hampton Hawes, they really stretch out here, one of the finest live bop sessions. 

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Agreed. And it goes (must go, actually) well with the performances on "Jam Session Record No. 101" (or SAJ 1003) recorded the same day at the same venue.

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9 minutes ago, Big Beat Steve said:

Agreed. And it goes (must go, actually) well with the performances on "Jam Session Record No. 101" (or SAJ 1003) recorded the same day at the same venue.

Yeah I had the Jam Session issue and recently found the Gold Series issue to combine. Not even sure yet of overlap I thought there was one repeated tune? Or actually I think the Jam Session issue isn't just Wardell, so its more like 1 1/2 LPs from that date.

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Donna Lee is on both LPs and the Bruyninckx discography says Fine and Dandy (Keen and Peachy) is on both too but for the life of it ;) I cannot find this tune on my copy of Xanadu 146 (which has 7 tracks, not 8 as indicated by Bruyninckx). 

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12 minutes ago, Big Beat Steve said:

Donna Lee is on both LPs and the Bruyninckx discography says Fine and Dandy (Keen and Peachy) is on both too but for the life of it ;) I cannot find this tune on my copy of Xanadu 146 (which has 7 tracks, not 8 as indicated by Bruyninckx). 

Here are the tracks per discogs.  No Fine and Dandy. 

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Fresh Sound Records released a CD (CD-157) that included the 7 tracks from Wardell Gray Xanadu-146 LP plus 2 extra from the session- "Keen And Peachy" and "Lady Bird". The 2 tracks totaling 18 minutes were too long to fit onto an LP. These 2 tracks are on the Jam Session LP (JS-101).

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I never heard about the jam session 101 record. From the same day you say ? Who´s on it ? 

I think "Fresh Sound" was harder to purchase. From the Gold Series, my record dealer "Radio Kratz" always had some of them to sell……., well all this was 40 years ago. 

 

 

Here´s another one, I purchased it especially for the fantastic sides with Fats and Coleman, the Dexter stuff I had already on Spotlite. 

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6 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

I never heard about the jam session 101 record. From the same day you say ? Who´s on it ? 

 

 

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There are 4 Jam Session LPs (#100 thru 103). They all contain West Coast Jazz music from the 1950's. If you are interested in more information PM me.

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3 hours ago, BeBop said:

Off-topic, with respect to Xanadu Gold Series, but on-topic for Xanadu and Wardell Gray, there's nice early Wardell with the Earl Hines Orchestra on this one: https://jazzjupiter.blogspot.com/2017/09/swing-into-bebop-earl-hines-and-his.html

...alongside my old buddy Kermit "Scotty" Scott.

That one does not seem to be readily found today, if ever?

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I still have access to whats left on vinyl

26 to 30 titles on vinyl and about 10 titles in storage I have to dig out.

Will post a list here if anyone is interested in the next few weeks.

I visited Don Schlittin a couple years ago and he is still storing them the same way for the last 20 years. Which means some items here and there are warped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, jazzmusicdepot said:

I still have access to whats left on vinyl

26 to 30 titles on vinyl and about 10 titles in storage I have to dig out.

Will post a list here if anyone is interested in the next few weeks.

I visited Don Schlittin a couple years ago and he is still storing them the same way for the last 20 years. Which means some items here and there are warped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I purchased one of the Bebop Revisited titles from you. 

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Yeah, post a list, please. I give up on any coherent CD program any time soon.

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email me at tommysjazz@gmail.com

all in stock for immediate invoicing and shipping.

$10.00 unless otherwise noted (free media mail shipping)


All new and factory sealed

101 David Allyn - Dont Look Back . with Barry Harris (1 Left $13.00)
112 Harlem Odyssey. Billie Holiday, Jack Teagarden and Art Tatum (2 Left $13.00)
120 Bebop revisited Vol. 1 with Dextor Gordon and Fats Navarro
123 Harry Edison, Hot Lips Page - Sweet Lips & Lots of Jazz (2 Left $15.00)
124 Bebop Revisited Vol .2 with Dizzy and JJ Johnson(2 Left $13.00)
128 Mickey Tucker - Triplicity with Jimmy Ponder and Gene Purla
132 Jimmy Raney - Live in Tokyo, with Sam Jones and leroy Williams (1 Left $15.00)
143 Mickey Tucker - Sojourn . with Ronnie Cuber and Bill Hardman
152 Frank Butler - The Stepper . with Dolo Coker and Jack Montrose
162 Montreux One - Sam Noto and Ronnie Cuber
165 Montreux Four - Dolo Coker & Barry barris (2 Left $12.00)
172 Bebop Revisited Vol. 3 with Tony Fruscela and Sam Most
176 Peter Sprague- Dance of the Universe
175 Earl Coleman - Theres Something About an Old Love (1 Left $15.00)
177 Barry Harris - Tokyo 1976 with Jimmy Raney
182 Billy Mitchell - De Lawds Blues (1 Left $15.00)
184 Peter Sprague - Bird Raga
186 Roy Eldridge at Jerry Newmans
187 Bob Mover - In The True Tradition with Rufus Reid
189 Coleman Hawkins - Dutch Treat with Freddie Johnson
190 George Auld - Homage with Lou Levy and Mel Lewis
192 Pee Wee Russell - Over The Rainbow . with Nat Pierce
194 Bob Mover - Things Unseen (1 Left $15.00)
196 Ted Dunbar - Jazz Guitarist (1 Left $15.00)
197 Bebop Revisited Vol. 4 James Moody and bennie Green
199 Red Norvo - Time in His Hands with Slam Stewart
200 The Sonny Criss Memorial Album
201 Anniversary - Barry harris, Jimmy Raney and kenny barron
203 Earl Hines - Varieties. Etta Jones and Helen Merrill
204 Lucky Thompson - Brown Rose
205 Bebop Revisited Volume 5 with Kenny Dorham and Conte Candoli
206 Al Haig- Live In Hollywood. Chet Baker and Sonny Criss
 

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101 David Allyn - Dont Look Back . with Barry Harris (1 Left $13.00) 13
112 Harlem Odyssey. Billie Holiday, Jack Teagarden and Art Tatum (2 Left $13.00) 13
120 Bebop revisited Vol. 1 with Dextor Gordon and Fats Navarro 10
123 Harry Edison, Hot Lips Page - Sweet Lips & Lots of Jazz (2 Left $15.00) 15
124 Bebop Revisited Vol .2 with Dizzy and JJ Johnson(2 Left $13.00) 13
172 Bebop Revisited Vol. 3 with Tony Fruscela and Sam Most 10
175 Earl Coleman - Theres Something About an Old Love (1 Left $15.00) 15
186 Roy Eldridge at Jerry Newmans 10
197 Bebop Revisited Vol. 4 James Moody and bennie Green 10
199 Red Norvo - Time in His Hands with Slam Stewart 10
200 The Sonny Criss Memorial Album 10
203 Earl Hines - Varieties. Etta Jones and Helen Merrill 10
205 Bebop Revisited Volume 5 with Kenny Dorham and Conte Candoli 10

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Isn´t this also from the Gold Series. The famous "Bud in Paris". It´s Recordings from late 1959/60, some of them with Barney Wilen ts added, which is a highlight. The 2 Bud-Griffin duets are misdated, this cannot be from 1960, it must be from 1964. 

The cover Foto cannot be from Paris 1960, it must be Don Schlittens´ famous Picture of Bud when he returned to New York, I think the Foto was done still on the Airport.

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