Sunday, September 30, 2007

Weather Report - Night Passage


Release date: 1980


Joe Zawinul (synthesizers, electric piano, Fender Rhodes)
Wayne Shorter (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Jaco Pastorius (bass guitar)
Peter Erskine (drums)
Robert Thomas Jr. (percussion)

1.Night Passage; 2 Dream Clock; 3 Port Of Entry; 4. Forlorn; 5. Rockin' In Rhythm; 6. Fast City; 7. Three Views Of A Secret; 8. Madagascar



Thursday, September 27, 2007

Forthcoming jazz CD new releases and jazz CD re-releases

The best of the forthcoming top jazz new releases and the best jazz re-releases, regularly updated.

January 2012

The New Year kicks of with some strong releases - Chick Corea, Charlie Haden, Hank Jones, Aaron Goldberg, Gary Smuylan, Jimmy Owens......

Release date: Tuesday January 10th 2012

Eddie Daniels / Roger Kellaway - Live at the Library of Congress (Ipo)

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Lee Morgan - Delightfulee Morgan

Blue Note

Re-release date (RVG Remaster): September 18th 2007

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 8th and May 27th 1966

Original release date: 1966

Blue Note's continuing re-release of its Lee Morgan catalogue has produced a major find. Four of the tracks, recorded at the later May 27th session, had the following line up: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Joe Henderson (

Saturday, September 15, 2007

John Scofield - This Meets That

Emarcy / Universal Music Group

Release date: September 18th, 2007

A new John Scofield album always brings thoughts of: what next? The excellent "Saudades" was a homage to Tony Williams'"Lifetime" while the equally challenging "Out Louder" continued the trance jazz collaboration with Medeski, Martin and Wood".

The new album, "This Meets That" is altogether more mellow, more reflective.

Tom Harrell - Light On

High Note

Release date: June 26th 2007

It is good to have Tom Harrell back after a four year break as leader with this album which presents nine original compositions.

"Light On" adds to the remarkable run of fine jazz started in 1988 with "Stories" and continued up to 1991 with the beautiful albums "Form", "Visions" and "Passages". In a very clear sense "Light On" returns to the clarity

Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet - Clifford Brown and Max Roach

Universal Classics and Jazz

Release date: 1954

Remastered re-release date: February 19th, 2000


Clifford Brown (trumpet)
Harold Land (tenor saxophone)
Richie Powell (piano)
George Morrow (bass)
Max Roach (drums)


1 Delilah ; 2 Parisian Thoroughfare; 3 The Blues Walk; 4 Daahoud; 5 Joy Spring; 6 Jordu; 7 What Am I Here For; plus alternate takes of Tracks 3, 4 and

David Hazeltine - The Inspiration Suite

Sharp Nine

Release date: September 18th, 2007

The Sharp Nine "house band" represented here (David Hazeltine (piano), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Joe Locke (vibes), John Webber (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums)) is gaining a growing reputation for inventive straight ahead mainstream jazz.

Supplemented by Daniel Sadownick on additional percussion on three tracks, the core of the album is

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Top 100 Jazz New Releases

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

George Russell - Ezz-Thetics

RiversideRe-release date: September 11th 2007Original release date: May 1961 "Ezz-Thetics" is the most approachable of pianist George Russell's run of jazz albums from 1956 – 1962 that promised a whole redefinition of what is possible in jazz. While he is known now as the educator and theorist who pioneered modal jazz, it is often forgotten that in this period before he left to live and work in

Lee Morgan - Volume 3

Blue Note

Re-release date: August 28th 2007

Original release date: March 24th 1957

Like Lee Morgan's second album for Blue Note, "Volume 3", released later the same year, is tight hard bop played by a gifted sextet, this time featuring Lee Morgan (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute), Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass guitar) and Charlie

Lee Morgan Sextet - Volume 2

Blue Note

Re-release date: August 28th 2007

Original release date: 1957


Starting at age just 18, trumpet prodigy Lee Morgan produced five albums as leader for Blue Note in just two years (as well as at this time appearing as sideman on such great albums for the label as John Coltrane's "Blue Train" and Jimmy Smith's "The Sermon!"). Many of Lee Morgan's early Blue Notes have been