|The Ultimate Collection - Ray Charles
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(3CD) 75 track set featuring some of his most popular recordings incl. 'Hit the Road Jack' 'What'd I Say' 'I Got A Woman' 'Georgia On My MInd' & 'Unchain My Heart'
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The revolution was recorded: in 1969 Bitches Brew sent a shiver through a country already quaking. It was a recording whose very sound, production methods, album-cover art, and two-LP length all signaled that jazz could never be the same. Over three days anger, confusion, and exhilaration had reigned in the studio, and the sonic themes, scraps, grooves, and sheer will and emotion that resulted were percolated and edited into an astonishingly organic work. This Miles Davis wasn't merely presenting a simple hybrid like jazz-rock, but a new way of thinking about improvisation and the studio. And with this two-CD reissue (actually, this set is a reissue of the original set plus one track, perfect for the fan who's not so overwhelmed as to need the four-CD Complete Bitches Brew box), the murk of the original recording is lifted. The instruments newly defined and brightened, the dark energy of the original comes through as if it were all fresh. Joe Zawinul and Bennie Maupin's roles in the mix have been especially clarified. With a bonus track of "Feio"--a Wayne Shorter composition recorded five months later that serves both as a warm-down for Bitches Brew and a promise of Weather Report to come--this is crucial listening. --John F. Szwed
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Brand: A&M (USA)
At last, a career-spanning collection from pop-jazz pioneer Herb Alpert! Includes The Lonely Bull; Mexican Shuffle; Whipped Cream; Lollipops and Roses; A Taste of Honey; Spanish Flea; Tijuana Taxi; Zorba the Greek; What Now My Love; So What's New; The Work Song; This Guy's in Love with You; Casino Royale; Route 101; Fandango; Rise; Rotation; Diamonds (with Janet Jackson); Keep Your Eye on Me , and Making Love in the Rain .
In an era when elaborate wordplay and adventurous production were the order of the day, Herb Alpert made an impact barely uttering a word or breaking a mold, other than expanding the commercial parameters for pop instrumentalists. Dashing trumpeter Alpert and his Tijuana Brass scored five top-20 hits between 1962 (when "The Lonely Bull" climbed to No. 11 in the U.S.) and 1968 (when the vocal-driven "This Guy's in Love with You" cracked the top 10), racking up five No. 1 albums over the same period. The group's patented "Ameriachi" sound made up in south-of-the-border sprightliness what it lacked in innovation; the likes of "Spanish Flea" and "Casino Royale" possessed the kind of unshakable hooks that fit perfectly on top-40 radio sandwiched between Nancy Sinatra and the Mamas & the Papas. This 20-track overview serves up 13 selections from the Tijuana Brass's heyday and is rounded up with seven Alpert solo selections, including comeback hits from 1979 ("Rise") and '87 ("Diamonds"). --Steven Stolder
|12 Classic Albums: 1956-1962 [6CD]
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BILL EVANS - 1956-1962: 12 CLASSIC ALBUMS - 6 CD SET
|Your Queen Is A Reptile [2 LP]
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Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. Your Queen is a Reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.K. scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.
|Take Me To The Alley
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Brand: Blue Note
An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit.
|The Essential Nina Simone
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The hits, stunning song interpretations, indelible compositions, most intoxicating vocal/piano performances 29 Nina Simone essentials! Her hits Trouble in Mind; I Put a Spell on You; Ain't Got No; I Got Life; Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out; Do What You Gotta Do; Revolution (Part I) , and To Be Young, Gifted and Black join her takes on Strange Fruit; Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; Just Like a Woman; Here Comes the Sun; Ne Me Quitte Pas , and more.
|Live At The Regal [Vinyl]
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180-gram vinyl re-release of B.B. King's classic live album 'Live At The Regal.' Recorded November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago and released the following year, the album is considered one of the greatest blues recordings ever, with Rolling Stone naming it 141 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It is also included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. King, talking about the album, admitted 'that particular day in Chicago, everything came together.'
- 33 RPM
- 12 INCH
|Platinum Collection (white Vinyl)
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3LP WHITE VINYL : 42 tracks from the incredibly talented jazz & blues singer.
|The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)
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Brand: Sony Music