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Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27166 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. his 1966 date by Duke Pearson with an octet was originally issued by Atlantic. Reissued by Collectables, this is Pearson in full soul-jazz mode, driven deeply by the blues, with an all-star band (not all members play on all tunes): drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste.
Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You (1970) B&C Records/CAS-1026 – Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You
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Label: B&C Records/CAS-1026 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Heavy-Progressive

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
A legendary Heavy-Prog album if there ever was one. And a trio at that. These guys look so cool in the liner notes. Man you get Crane and Cann together and look out it’s time to cook !
“Death Walks Behind You” opens with haunting piano lines before the guitar starts to make some noise. Full sound a minute in, vocals follow. A calm with piano after 3 1/2 minutes. It kicks back in. “Vug” opens with some very impressive organ by Crane as the guitar supports. Lots of organ 2 minutes in. The guitar is more prominant after 3 minutes. They’re cooking now ! “Tomorrow Night” is a somewhat catchy tune. Nice organ solo 2 minutes in.Tasteful guitar a minute later. It ends on an experimental note. “7 Streets” opens with organ. Crane used a device to make his Hammond organ sound like church organ on this one. The drumming is excellent on this track but then so is the whole song. This along with “Nobody Else” are my favourites. Some ripping organ and guitar after 3 minutes as they trade solos. I wish all the songs were this dynamic.
John Lewis - The John Lewis Piano (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27089}

John Lewis - The John Lewis Piano (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27089}
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© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27089 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the strongest sessions recorded by pianist John Lewis in the 50s – a date that shows depths of his talents that run even greater than his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet, quite possibly because is work on piano is at the forefront of the record throughout! There's a sense of darkness here that really fits the image on the cover – a style that's stated clearly on piano lines that are often as spacious as they are gentle, but which also have a moodier undercurrent below, thanks to Lewis' careful choice of keys and notes.
Renaissance – Novella (1977) Warner Bros. Records/K56422 – 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Renaissance ‎- Novella
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Label: Warner Bros. Records/K56422 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars (I had to change 4* into 5 as soon as I became collaborator. This IS one of my favourites and sure it deserves the highest rate!) I have seen that most fans don’t rate Novella very high and I have always felt sad about it. It is somehow very introvert album and it calls for true dedication from the listener. I can understand that it may feel ‘boring’ to casual listener who expects more dynamic approach. But this is the most artistic of their albums.
PFM – Storia Di Un Minuto (1972) Numero Uno/ZSLN 55055 – 1st IT Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Premiata Forneria Marconi ‎– Storia Di Un Minuto
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Label: Numero Uno/ZSLN 55055 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
The debut album “Storia di un minuto” has strong echoes from early King Crimson, especially the ‘feminine’ side.
Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash (1974) Elektra/7E-101 – Original US Terre Haute Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash
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Mastered At Elektra Sound Recorders By Terry Dunavan
Label: Elektra/7E-101 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Country-Pop

Verities & Balderdash is a very strange and wonderful album. “Cat’s in the Cradle” was the driving force behind the album’s sales, but there’s a lot more to appeal to listeners, along with enough personal, topical material to make it seem a bit didactic at the time, but Chapin was cultivating a politically committed audience. Verities & Balderdash walked several fine lines, between topical songwriting and an almost (but not quite) pretentious sense of its own importance, humor and seriousness, and balladry and punditry, all intermingled with catchy, highly commercial ballads such as “I Wanna Learn a Love Song” (which is about as pretty a song as he ever wrote).
The Stan Getz Quintet - Interpretations #3 (1955) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9751}

The Stan Getz Quintet - Interpretations #3 (1955) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9751}
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© 1953-54, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9751
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Sublime early work from Stan Getz — a lyrical genius even at this early point in his career ! There's a subtle brilliance here that's undeniable — a tenor sound that draws from Lester Young and Ben Webster, but which pushes into fresh new territory for the 50s — lean, but still very soulful at the core — a blend that none of Stan's contemporaries could ever match this well ! The album features a group that includes a very young Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, plus rhythm by Teddy Kotick, John Williams, and Frank Isola. Tracks are longish and easily swinging — and Getz's tone, as always, makes the whole thing come together like magic!
Emtidi – Saat (1972) Wah Wah Records/LPS037 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emtidi – Saat
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Label: Wah Wah Records/LPS037 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2007 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A beautiful, dreamy album by German folk rockers Emtidi! This one belongs to Pilz catalogue (where have been signed all the best of German “acid” folk at the beginning of the 70’s).
Renaissance – Novella (1977) Sire/SA 7526 – 1st US Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Novella
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Label: Sire/SRK 7526 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Just another sublime Renaissance album! Following the marvelous “Song for Scheherazade”, Novella still has many of its magical moments. There are wonderful orchestral arrangements, unforgettable melodic piano parts, and the bass is well played, sophisticated and absolutely not timid. Annie’s voice is superb, as always, and the other musicians produce excellent backing vocals.
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
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Label: Columbia/CS 9819 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Psychedelic-Folk

Appaloosa’s sole album is a textbook case of baroque folk, which was a term “en vogue” in the late 60’s, and described a folk rock laced with symphonic classical music; and with Al Kooper’s connection (both musical and production-wise) it became one of those influential albums, even if it only stayed four weeks in the US billboard, peaking at 128. Named after the horses and graced with a sober group picture for artwork, the album epitomizes a bit the Boston folk-rock scene, which saw Earth Opera (and its continuation Sea Train) and James Taylor emerge from also. The baroque folk genre can be applied to the Beatles’ Eleanor Rogby as well as the Rolling Stone’s Ruby Tuesday as well to artistes like Nick Drake, Donova, Tim Buckley and John Martyn. All of the 11 tracks are written by singer-guitarist John Parker Compton, whose songwriting evokes Joni Mitchell and later singer- songwriters in the 15 years surrounding this album’s release.