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50 of the Best
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection: Gerry Mulligan
Jazz Journeys Presents High Speed Swing - Lester Young
The Classic Blue Note Recordings
Modern Jazz Quartet
The Oscar Peterson Trio
Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist.
In 2017, Saxophone Colossus was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."
Body & Soul
Body and Soul is an album by the jazz tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, including recordings made between 1939 and 1956. It takes its name from one of Hawkins' most famous performances — a 1939 recording of "Body and Soul"; the album also contains a 1956 recording of the same piece.
King Of The Tenors
King of the Tenors is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ben Webster featuring tracks recorded in 1953 for the Norgran label and originally released as The Consummate Artistry of Ben Webster. The album was re-issued in 1957 on Verve Records as King of the Tenors, and has been released with that title ever since. Webster is accompanied by The Oscar Peterson Trio, and, on several tracks, by Benny Carter and Harry "Sweets" Edison.
Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh is a 1955 studio album by jazz saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. The Atlantic catalogue number was SD 1217. It was recorded on June 14, 1955, at Coastal Studios in New York City.
The album was re-released on LP by Atlantic Records in 1982, newly remastered by George Piros.
Lennie Tristano/The New Tristano
The New Tristano is an album by jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. It was recorded in 1961 and was released by Atlantic Records in February 1962.
Jazz for a Lazy Day
Piano Secret Session
Midnight Blue (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Midnight Blue is a 1963 album by Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga, and is one of Burrell's best-known works for Blue Note. Jazz Improv magazine lists the album among its top five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is". In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records". The album has been re-issued by Blue Note and the French label Classics.
Bags Meets Wes [Keepnews Collection]
Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Bags Meets Wes! is an album by Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery that was released in 1962. It was reissued in 1999 with additional takes and again in 2006.
Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio
Sonny Stitt & The Oscar Peterson Trio
Cornbread is a jazz album by trumpeter Lee Morgan, released on the Blue Note label in 1967. It features performances by Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley.
Jazz Giant is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released on Norgran in 1956, featuring two sessions that Powell recorded for Norman Granz in 1949 and 1950.
The album was remastered and re-released on CD in 2001 by Verve as a Verve Master Edition. The sessions also appear on The Complete Bud Powell on Verve box set.
Soul Station is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley, released in 1960 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 4031. Along with Roll Call, the LP that followed this release, this is one of Mobley's best-known albums. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio and rooted in the hard bop style, Mobley's quartet features his past bandleader in the Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, and two future bandmates from his time in the Miles Davis Quintet, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers. The album's bookends are two standards, "Remember" by Irving Berlin and "If I Should Lose You" by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin. Between these standards are four new Mobley compositions, featuring the bluesy title track and the uptempo "This I Dig of You."
In the liner notes to the Rudy Van Gelder CD edition, longtime jazz critic and author Bob Blumenthal explains how the album is understood to be, for Mobley, what Saxophone Colossus or Giant Steps were for Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane respectively. Blumenthal goes on to describe the recording as "one of the finest programs of music on Blue Note or any other label."
Blowin' The Blues Away
Blowin' the Blues Away is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, released on the Blue Note label in 1959 featuring performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes.
Lush Life-The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn is an album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson. Composed of songs written by Billy Strayhorn, the album was a critical and commercial success, leading to the first of three Grammy Awards Henderson would receive while under contract with Verve Records. The album had sold nearly 90,000 copies at the time of Henderson's death in 2001 and has been re-released by Verve, Polygram, and in hybrid SACD format by Universal.
These Foolish Things
The Best American Jazz. Duke Ellington
Art's Way of Piano
Jazz for a Lazy Day
The Happy Horns Of Clark Terry
Excellence: The Best of Red Garland
The Wynton Kelly Trio
Nights Of Ballads & Blues
Nights of Ballads & Blues is the third album by the jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, released on the Impulse! label in 1963. It features performances by Tyner with Steve Davis and Lex Humphries.
Willow Weep For Me
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Everybody Digs Bill Evans is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans. It was released in early 1959 on the Riverside label.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Something Borrowed, Something Blue is an album by pianist Tommy Flanagan recorded in 1978 for the Galaxy label.
Saxophone Jazz Greats
West Coast Suite
Harold Land, Martin Banks, Clifford Brown
Essential Masters 1959-1961
Boston Blow–Up! is an album by jazz baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff. Capitol Records released the album in 1955. It was recorded on April 4 and 5, 1955 at Capitol Studios in New York City. Stan Kenton produced the album as part of his "Kenton Presents" series.
Storyville Presents The A-Z Jazz Encyclopedia-J
Pete Johnson, Duke Jordan & Hank Jones Trio
Slippery When Wet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Slippery When Wet is a soundtrack album to Bruce Brown's 1959 surf film of the same name by saxophonist Bud Shank released on the World Pacific label.
Jazz Contrasts is an album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Riverside label.
Bossa Nova Soul Samba (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Soul Samba is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label. It was Quebec's final recording before his death in January 1963.
Essential Jazz Masters
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars
The Legend Collection: Benny Carter
Jazz Of Two Cities
Jazz of Two Cities, is an album by saxophonist Warne Marsh recorded in 1956 and originally released on the Imperial label. The album was later released in stereo as The Winds of Marsh which featured different takes of four of the numbers.
Lemuria - Seascape
Lemuria-Seascape is an album by pianist Kenny Barron which was recorded in early 1991 and released on the Candid label.
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