VA - Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne: Original Jazz Classics Sampler (2002) EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 415 mb MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 160 mb Genre: jazz
A wonderful compilation that explains itself in the title: Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne-Original Jazz Classics Sampler. It's a number of labels once owned by the same company, partly known for their jazz catalogs, compiled in one place in a nice compact manner. A wonderful compilation that explains itself in the title: Specialty, Hifijazz, Nocturne-Original Jazz Classics Sampler. It's a number of labels once owned by the same company, partly known for their jazz catalogs, compiled in one place in a nice compact manner. This sampler CD was released to highlight reissues of jazz originally released on the Specialty, Hifijazz, and Nocturne labels. It may be a simple "sampler", but it features some incredible performances. It also offers jazz fans a chance to hear how good the remaster is before purchasing the individual CD's. This is also a way to hear some of the early productions of David Axelrod. When he was selected to be a producer for Art Rupe and Specialty Records, he was a 20-year old jazz pianist struggling but willing to play with anyone. He was involved in a few sessions before Rupe started rejecting some of the recordings Axelrod produced. Axelrod would leave, never to work with him again, and found himself working with the brand new Hifijazz labe, a new subsidiary of Hifi Records. Axelrod preferred a harder, East Coast sound, and this was to Hifijazz's interest, where they made Axelrod the A&R of the label. It is during his stay with Hifijazz that he became friends with drummer Earl Palmer, who sits in on the King Pleasure session that is on this CD. After going to film school for a few years, Axelrod returned to the music scene and found a position as a staff producer with Capitol Records. It is in the Capitol recording studio where he perfected his arrangements and techniques, and worked extensively with Earl Palmer. This would lead to Capitol giving Axelrod a contract to release music under his own name, leading to a string of albums that would become as influential to some hip-hop producers just as the first batch of Velvet Underground albums have been to thousands of rock & roll musicians since the 1960's.
01. Lee Morgan/Wynton Kelly - Day By Day (Take 2) 02. Gerald Wiggins - Around The World, Part 1 03. Buddy Collette - C'est Si Bon 04. Frank Rosolino - Don't Take Your Love From Me (Alternate) 05. Harold Land - The Fox 06. Elmo Hope - Barfly 07. Jimmy Witherspoon - Big Fine Girl 08. Paul Horn - Something Blue 09. King Pleasure - Parker's Mood 10. Bill Holman/Richie Kamuca - Star Eyes 11. Herbie Harper - Sanguine 12. Bud Shank/Shorty Rogers - Casa De Luz 13. Lou Levy - Tiny's Other Blues 14. Virgil Gonsalves - Love Me Or Leave Me 15. Steve White - My New Jet Plane 16. Harry Babasin - La Rosita 17. Bob Enevoldsen - Dança Do Brasil
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