Blues & Jazz
Little Broken Hearts: Reissue [Deluxe 3LP]
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Star Bright (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) [LP]
Little Johnny C (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) [LP]
Bill Evans Trio
Sunday At The Village Vanguard: Original Jazz Classics Series [LP]
The fourth and final album by one of the most influential groups in jazz history, the Bill Evans Trio album “Waltz For Debby” was originally released in 1962 as a companion to “Sunday At The Village Vanguard”. This new edition of the album is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
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ARTEMIS returns with their 2nd Blue Note album In Real Time, a marvelous follow-up that highlights the improvisational strength of its members as well as their respective gifts as composers. A dynamic new line-up of the collective features founding members Renee Rosnes (piano), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Noriko Ueda (bass), and Allison Miller (drums) joined by newcomers Nicole Glover (tenor saxophone) and Alexa Tarantino (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and flute). 180-gram LP.
ECM recording artists and key jazz musicians from several generations unite on Once Around the Room to celebrate the musical legacy of drum icon Paul Motian in a big way. Jakob Bro and Joe Lovano lead an ensemble through fiery originals that recall the idioms and idiosyncrasies which Motian brought to light over six influential decades behind the drums. Featuring Larry Grenadier, Thomas Morgan and Anders Christensen on bass, as well as Joey Baron and Jorge Rossy on drums.
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Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gray Marble LP]
Vinyl: $24.98 PREORDER
Phineas Newborn Jr.
A World Of Piano! (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
Portrait Of Art Farmer (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce! [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series] [LP]
Something Else!!!! The Music of Ornette Coleman (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series presents this 180-gram LP edition of Ornette Coleman’s debut Something Else!!!!. Originally released in 1958 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann, the album introduced the world to Coleman’s innovative style and features his band of Don Cherry, Walter Norris, Don Payne and Billy Higgins. This new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and is pressed at QRP and presented in a tip-on jacket.
Tomorrow Is The Question! (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
Leroy Walks! (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
André Previn and His Pals Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell
West Side Story [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series] [LP]
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Joe Bonamassa: Tales Of Time is a live performance of his last studio album, Time Clocks – a sprawling and expansive musical undertaking filmed in August 2022 at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Joe’s virtuoso guitar style, with his unique blues-rock technique and flair, elevates the evening's performance to a stratospheric level. The visual spectacle of Red Rocks was almost dwarfed by the incredible imagery of the show’s visual backdrop, which highlighted the beauty of the live music.
Drummer and composer Kendrick Scott returns with the release of Corridors, his third album for Blue Note Records, and first compositional treatment of trio context: saxophone, bass, and drums. Corridors unveils an exposed rumination from the Houston-born artist and his acclaimed collaborators: saxophonist Walter Smith III and bassist Reuben Rogers. Born during the pandemic lockdown, the record focuses on posing outward questions instead of inward contemplation. 180-gram LP.
Great Women Of Song: Nina Simone
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Throughout her career, Nina’s music has inspired audiences of all ages, races and nationalities. In recent years, social media savvy youth have taken a particular interest in the works of Miss Simone. From the evergreen, feel good track aptly named “Feeling Good” to the mysteriously romantic remake of “I Put A Spell On You” and so many more, Nina’s music is being used in everything from major brand commercials to the everyday user on social networks to convey a feeling and a mood. Created with the newest generation of Nina Simone fans in mind, Great Women of Song, features the best of the best. Miss Simone's most loved and notable hits assembled in one package. The album is the gift that will keep on giving.
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Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
The Yussef Dayes Experience Live at Joshua Tree (Presented by Soulection) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
Yussef Dayes releases the live 6-track performance recorded by him and his core of musicians in Joshua Tree, California . Made in collaboration with Soulection, the recording was made in the midst of the desert mountains, capturing a unique moment. The vinyl includes an extra track to the digital. You can hear the sun and the heat beating off the vinyl, and it prompts us to ask, “what is more spiritually uplifting than summer in Joshua Tree?” … The Yussef Dayes Experience is.
Vinyl: $23.98 PREORDER
Gilles Peterson re-imagines Lionel Loueke’s incredible and acclaimed album HH, released in 2020, featuring the music of his long-term mentor, the legendary Herbie Hancock, for release in 2022.
Gilles Peterson and Lionel Loueke have long term respect for each other's music and when an opportunity to collaborate together came about, both jumped at the chance. The result is a brilliantly chaotic clash of worldwide club rhythms and guitar loops.
The connection is the master Herbie Hancock - a massive influence on the London based DJ and the Beninese guitarist. Performing the music of his mentor HH, released on Edition Records in Sept 2020, was a pivotal album in Loueke's already fascinating journey from humble roots to illustrious career.
Reimagined, refocused and reinvented by Gilles and co-producer Alex Patchwork (Ninja Tune) with parts re-recorded by Lionel, this is a kaleidoscopic view of HH which realises the full range of colours inherent within it.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
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Nonesuch Records releases Cécile McLorin Salvant’sMélusine on CD March 24, 2023 and LP on May 19, 2023. Mélusine features a mix of five originals and interpretations of nine songs, dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyol.
The new album’s songs tell the story of the European folkloric legend of Mélusine, a woman who turns into a half-snake each Saturday as a result of a childhood curse by her mother. Mélusine later agrees to marry Raymondin on the condition that he never see her on Saturdays. He agrees but is ultimately convinced by his brother to break his promise, piercing his wife’s door with his sword and finding her naked in the bath, half snake, half woman. When she catches him spying on her, she turns into a dragon and flies out the window, only to reappear every time one of her descendants is on their deathbed.
Salvant, whose parents are French and Haitian, saysMélusine is also “partly about that feeling of being a hybrid, a mixture of different cultures, which I’ve experienced not only as the American-born child of two first generation immigrants, but as someone raised in a family that is racially mixed, from several different countries, with different languages spoken in the home.”
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Sam Gendel’s COOKUP—a new album comprising interpretations of R&B and soul hits originally released between 1992 and 2004—is due February 24, 2023, via Nonesuch Records. As with his 2020 Nonesuch debut,Satin Doll, Gendel recorded COOKUP in his native California with his friends and collaborators Gabe Noel and Philippe Melanson; the trio again adopts an approach of simultaneous synchronized sonic construction/deconstruction of the album’s source material, which this time includes songs by Ginuwine, 112, Aaliyah, All-4-One, Soul 4 Real, Beyoncé, Joe, Erykah Badu, Mario, SWV, and Boyz II Men.
“COOKUP marks another chance to convene with my good friends Phil Melanson and Gabe Noel,” says Gendel. “For this occasion we hovered over a particular flavor: jams that we grew up with. We sculpted in sound our collective memories of this music.”
Spectrum [SYEOR 23 Exclusive Clear LP]
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Cobham's debut record after making a name for himself collaborating with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra remains a remarkable moment in progressive jazz. "Stratus" would later be sampled on Massive Attack's "Safe From Harm" and featured in Grand Theft Auto IV radio.
Joe Louis Walker
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Chet Baker, Art Pepper & Phil Urso
Picture Of Heath (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) [LP]
Vinyl: $38.98 Buy