Jazz 100 CD

The Microscopic Septet - Take The Z Train (1983) {Koch Jazz - KOC-CD-7863 rel 1998} (Phillip Johnston)

The Microscopic Septet - Take The Z Train (1983) {Koch Jazz - KOC-CD-7863 rel 1998} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 1983, 1999 Press / Phillip Johnston / Koch Jazz | KOC-CD-7863
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post-Bop / Saxophone

The quirky music of the Microscopic Septet defies classification, other than it is swinging jazz blended with R&B and a host of other influences, full of twists and turns, yet remaining very catchy and accessible. Their debut LP originally came out on the Press label and was finally reissued as a Koch CD in 1998. Much like the musicians that made up Spike Jones' City Slickers in the 1940s, only some very talented players could follow these demanding charts; yet unlike the comparison to Jones' records, there is nothing that is obviously or purely cornball about this music.
Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Merry Frolics of Satan (1999) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7885}

Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Merry Frolics of Satan (1999) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7885}
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© 1999 Koch Jazz | KOC CD 7885
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Stage & Screen / Saxophone

The Merry Frolics of Satan is a recording of eight scores for the amazing silent films of George Méliès , the French pioneer of the fantastic. They are performed by The Transparent Quartet, and were originally premiered with the films at the Walter Reade Tjeatre at Lincoln Center in New York City on Nov. 15, 1997. They have subsequently been performed at the Clevelan Institute of Art, the Wexner Center, the Teatro Verdi in Florence, the Erie Art Museum, and Etnafest in Catania, among others. This CD was originally released on Koch Jazz, but has now gone out of print. It is the second CD released by The Transparent Quartet.
Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Needless Kiss (1998) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7898}

Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Needless Kiss (1998) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7898}
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© 1998 Koch Jazz | KOC CD 7898
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

The Needless Kiss was the first CD by Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet, the drummerless quartet he formed in the late 1990s after leading The Microscopic Septet and Big Trouble. It was released in 1998 on Koch Jazz, but is now out-of-print, due to the corporate downsizing of that label. In addition to originals by Johnston and pianist Joe Ruddick, the group played distinctive arrangements of tunes by a variety of composers, for instance on this CD, Frederic Chopin & Raymond Scott.
Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}
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© 1978, 1998 Koch Jazz / Sony Music | KOC-CD-7871
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

R.I.P. Arthur. In Memoriam. Given the urban title of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe's debut Columbia album, it's quite a shock when he and his red-hot band of collaborators that include James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, flutist James Newton, bassist Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette open with the decidedly funky Latin breaks on "Down San Diego Way." It's not a vamp and it's not a misleading intro, the first of four tracks showcases not only the deep versatility of the rhythm section, but Blythe's own gift as both a composer and as a soloist. He states the melody, handing off the harmonics to Ulmer and Newton and then flies high into the face of its chosen changes, allowing the beat to change under him several times before bringing back a theme and letting Ulmer solo.

Bobby Hutcherson - Un Poco Loco (1980) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7868}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 25, 2016
Bobby Hutcherson - Un Poco Loco (1980) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7868}

Bobby Hutcherson - Un Poco Loco (1980) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7868}
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© 1980, 1999 Koch Jazz / Sony Music | KOC CD 7868
Jazz / Modern Post Bebop / Fusion / Vibes

In Memoriam. By 1980, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson had evolved from a member of the avant-garde into a top exponent of the modern mainstream. This excellent album (mostly originals and obscurities but highlighted by an inventive version of Bud Powell's classic title cut) features Hutcherson with a top notch all-star group also including guitarist John Abercrombie, keyboardist George Cables, electric bassist Chuck Domanico and drummer Peter Erskine. Pity that this fine set has been long out-of-print.
Various Artists - Ladies & Gentlemen. The Best Voices In Jazz (3 cd's)

V.A. - Ladies & Gentlemen. The Best Voices In Jazz (3 cd's) (2008)
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jazz, vocal jazz | Sony BMG Records Europe, box published in 2008

In 2008, Sony BMG Records (Europe) released a compilation 3-CD Box Set titled Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of Vocal Jazz. It features a dazzling array of iconic singers and vocal groups who define the jazz genre...
Various Artists - Delmark: 55 Years Of Jazz (2008) [CD+DVD] {Delmark}

Various Artists - Delmark: 55 Years Of Jazz (2008) [CD+DVD] {Delmark}
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All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 6 ch | DVD5 -> 3.68 Gb
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© 2008 Delmark Records | DE 914
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Contains one CD and one DVD! After wearing out Delmark's 2003 set celebrating 50 years of great jazz you probably thought you were going tohave to wait at least until 2013 for another such anniversary collection but when you've got a rich catalog like Delmark's and a label head like Bob Koester who is committed to keep expanding that catalog, why not seize every opportunity to throw a party for your enterprise-and all the great artists behind the candles on the cake? CD features Coleman Hawkins, Sun Ra, George Lewis, Curtis Fuller, Deep Blue Organ Trio, Francine Griffin and more. DVD features Nicole Mitchell, Ari Brown, Fred Anderson, Chicago Underground Trio and more.

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 6 (2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 30, 2015
VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 6 (2007)

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 6 (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,46 Gb | Artworks 578 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2007

Our series of historic radio recordings from Russian archives has proved very popular all over the world. Many people have chosen performance over recording quality. – which, when necessary, we have improved optimally. – Thus allowing themselves the infinite joy of listening to legendary performers. The musicians in this large set are all (living) legends indeed: pianists, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Lazar Berman, Evgeny Kissin; violinists David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Viktor Tretiakov and Gidon Kremer; cellists Rostropovich and Daniel Shafran. Solo works, chamber music and works with orchestra are included.

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 5 (2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 29, 2015
VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 5 (2007)

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 5 (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,36 Gb | Artworks 578 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2007

Our series of historic radio recordings from Russian archives has proved very popular all over the world. Many people have chosen performance over recording quality. – which, when necessary, we have improved optimally. – Thus allowing themselves the infinite joy of listening to legendary performers. The musicians in this large set are all (living) legends indeed: pianists, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Lazar Berman, Evgeny Kissin; violinists David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Viktor Tretiakov and Gidon Kremer; cellists Rostropovich and Daniel Shafran. Solo works, chamber music and works with orchestra are included.

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 4 (2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 28, 2015
VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 4 (2007)

VA - Russian Legends: Box Set 100 CD Part 4 (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,56 Gb | Artworks 578 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2007

Our series of historic radio recordings from Russian archives has proved very popular all over the world. Many people have chosen performance over recording quality. – which, when necessary, we have improved optimally. – Thus allowing themselves the infinite joy of listening to legendary performers. The musicians in this large set are all (living) legends indeed: pianists, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Lazar Berman, Evgeny Kissin; violinists David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Viktor Tretiakov and Gidon Kremer; cellists Rostropovich and Daniel Shafran. Solo works, chamber music and works with orchestra are included.