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Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Blacknuss

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From its opening bars, with Bill Salter's bass and Rahsaan's flute passionately playing Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine", you know this isn't an ordinary Kirk album (were any of them?). As the string section, electric piano, percussion, and Cornel Dupree's guitar slip in the back door, one can feel the deep soul groove Kirk is bringing to the jazz fore here.
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Tubby Hayes: Tubby’s New Groove – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor.
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Roland Kirk: Third Dimension – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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MONO RECORDING
Arguably one of the most exciting saxophone soloists in Jazz History,Kirk was a post-modernist bsfore that term even excisted. Kirk played the continum of Jazz tradition as instrument unto itself, he felt little compuction about mising ans matching elements from the music's history, and his concoctions usually seemed natural, if not inevitable.
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Norman Connors: Love From The Sun – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
This jazz recording is considered as the 'magnum opus' of master "drummer extraordinaire'', composer, arranger, producer, and leader Norman Connor's in a career that has spanned 4 decades. This recording is what many will consider the debut of the legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater who has since gone on to a brilliant career.
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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross:The Hottest New Group In Jazz

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The premier jazz vocal act of all time, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz.
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June Christy: The Cool School – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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The Cool School remains the most complex and contradictory album in the June Christy catalog: a collection of children's music crafted without sentimentality or saccharine, it brilliantly articulates the confusion, isolation, and yearning that form the core of childhood experience.
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Jimmy Witherspoon: Spoon’s Life – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Stereo Recording
A beautifully recorded session of top quality blues performed by masters of their art. On paper it may look like a slightly odd coupling of KC shouter with a Chicago blues band. The results confirm that Jimmy Witherspoon is a blues singer full of passion and throughout this session all the musicians compliment each other admirably. A beautiful slab of music.
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Howard McGhee: The Return Of Howard McGhee – Vinyl

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Mono Recording
Recorded after one of McGhee’s not infrequent releases from the Penitentary on narcotics charges, hence the title “The Return Of ….” Howard McGhee is a wonderful agile soloist, a model for the younger Kenny Dorham. Sharing the spotlight with McGhee is Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, what more can you ask?
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Harry “Sweets” Edison: Sweetenings – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Mono Recording
Harry “Sweets” Edison, a smooth and suave trumpeter, was a cohort of orchestra leader Count Basie, a favourite of bandleader Nelson Riddle, and a noted backup artist for the most prominent vocalists of his time. Edison, with his energetic yet reticent blowing style, bridged a genre gap between the early classic jazz sound of Louis Armstrong and modern bebop modes.  
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Bob Brookmeyer: Kansas City Revisited – Vinyl

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Stereo Recording
Back in the 1930s Kansas City was a major jazz scene as it was home to Bennie Moten’s Band followed by the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra. Bob Brookmeyer, the virtuouso valve trombonist, who just passed away in the last several months, gathered in 1958 a largely Basie-oriented septet to do honor to the KC scene by recording several standards of the day including “Jumping at the Woodside,” “Blue and Sentimental,” “Moten Swing,” and Travlin’ Light.”  
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Coleman Hawkins + His Orchestra – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Mono Recording
“Actual playing experience on the job is the best way to learn to think. Improvising is playing with a lot of thought behind it; but none of the hard work that goes into thinking should show up in your playing. Too often improvising is really copying. To really improvise , a musician needs to know everything – not only his instrument, but harmony, composition, theory, the whole works. It’s more important than ever today. (“Today” being 1960)  
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Top Topham: Ascension Heights – Pure Pleasure Vinyl

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Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
At the pimply age of 15, Surrey-born Anthony "Top" Topham stepped onto stage in May 1963 at the Eel Pie Island Club in Twickenham with his new blues-wailing band - THE YARDBIRDS. A few months later he was replaced with ERIC CLAPTON and after that a certain JEFF BECK and JIMMY PAGE also joined that volatile crew.
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