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“This album was recorded live in Los Angeles in 1948, and finds the great Wardell Gray amidst some of the finest musicians of the time. In the late 1940s, the West Coast jazz scene introduced [More]
“The music on this big-band date led by guitarist Mundell Lowe has a somewhat confusing history, since it was initially released as the soundtrack to the low-budget film Satan in High Heels and later reissued [More]
New Bottle Old Wine is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1958 by Evans with an orchestra. The album is a suite of songs written by and/or associated [More]
One of thе rаrеr Cоlеmаn Hawkins sessions hаѕ bееn reissued оn thіѕ Drive Archive CD. The vеtеrаn tеnоr wаѕ somewhat overlooked during the era (рrіоr tо a mаjоr “comeback” in 1957) but he always рlауеd [More]
Another One (also released as Oscar Pettiford Volume 2) is an album by bassist/cellist and composer Oscar Pettiford which was recorded in 1955 and first issued on the Bethlehem label. Track listing: “Another One” (Quincy [More]
The Dissection and Reconstruction of Music From the Past as Performed By the Inmates of Lalo Schifrin’s Demented Ensemble as a Tribute to the Memory of the Marquis De Sade is a 1966 studio album [More]
Christmas ’64 is a 1964 studio album by the American jazz organist Jimmy Smith. Smith’s only album of Christmas music, it was reissued as Christmas Cookin’ in 1966. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This Christmas [More]
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger: When Louis Jordan signed to Mercury in 1956, he tried to revive his struggling record sales by re-recording some of his more celebrated songs from his commercial heyday. That’s a [More]
“Our Delight” (Tadd Dameron) Album: “The Magic Touch”. The Magic Touch is a 1962 album by jazz arranger Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra, released on Riverside Records. Personnel: Tadd Dameron – piano, arranger, conductor Clark Terry [More]
Album: “Quiet Nights” “Quiet Nights” is a studio album by  Miles Davis, and his fourth album collaboration with Gil Evans, released in 1964 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 2106 and CS 8906 in stereo. Recorded [More]