All posts tagged “jazz

The Jazz Scene (Verve reissue).

The Jazz Scene (Verve)

Starting the day off with another one of Verve’s 1990s extravaganzas and Norman Granz’ 1949 lovechild, “The Jazz Scene” (Verve 2-CD reissue, with massive booklet, mirroring the 1949 original). Announced 9 months before its release around Christmas of 1949, it came with a lot of […]

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Ed Thigpen. Paris Jazz Concerts (boxed set).

Ed Thigpen – Paris Jazz Concerts

This one is for Ken Kuan, @kienkuan, who managed to complete his Oscar Peterson London House collection (on LP)! Instead of mirroring what he was spinning by listening to my Verve 5-CD reissue of said wonderful live recordings, I thought I’d hold this (rather rare) boxed […]

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Frank Sinatra. The Capitol Years (boxed set).

Frank Sinatra – The Capitol Years

On a side note: A bit difficult to recreate without jewelcases, but these are the outer spines of the 21 CDs that make up “Frank Sinatra – The Capitol Years”, which was released by Capitol/EMI in 1998. Another favorite.

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Joe Newman at Count Basie's.

Joe Newman – At Count Basie’s

I’ve been all over the musical map today and have, via some convoluted sequence, reached one of my favorites, Joe Newman. This session here, his last one for a major label as a leader, has been called “non essential”, but it’s one of the best […]

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