Review: “Getz at the Gate: The Stan Getz Quartet Live at The Village Gate – Nov. 26, 1961”

By Joe Marchese | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

1962 is rightfully viewed as a breakthrough year for tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, the year in which he successfully brought the Brazilian bossa nova sound to the mainstream with guitarist Charlie Byrd on Jazz Samba.  1961, on the other hand, has receded as a kind of footnote in his musical history despite two strong albums: […]

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Trying To Make A Living: Classics From Chicago’s Independent Blues Scene Collected on “Cadillac Baby’s Bea and Baby Records”

By Sam Stone | June 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

Blues fanatics rejoice!  Earwig Music Company invites listeners to take a spin with a new 101-track, 4-CD collection of classic Chicago blues, R&B, and gospel recordings.  Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection, due to arrive on July 19, chronicles one of Chicago’s finest indie blues labels.  Bea & Baby Records was founded […]

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Make Your Own Sweet Sunshine: Davy Jones’ “Live in Japan” Arrives on CD/DVD and LP from 7a Records

By Joe Marchese | June 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

7a Records is heading to Davy Jones’ locker…or more accurately, his vault, as the label has announced its most extensive project yet.  The late Monkee’s Live in Japan is a remarkable and comprehensive collection of both of Jones’ officially released (and long-unavailable) Japanese concert albums in their best sound yet, plus numerous singles and rarities […]

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The Circle is Unbroken: Legacy To Release The Soundtrack to Ken Burns’ “Country Music” in Box Set, Other Editions

By Randy Fairman | June 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

Filmmaker Ken Burns has tackled many subjects over the years, from the Civil War to baseball.  His documentaries have garnered numerous awards over the years.  In 2001, he took and in-depth look at the genre of jazz.  Now, he is aiming to explore a different genre with Country Music, an eight-part, 16-1/2-hour documentary premiering September […]

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Love What We Make Together: Miles Davis’ Lost “Rubberband” Gets September Release

By Joe Marchese | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new chapter is about to be written for Miles Davis’ Warner Bros. years.  On September 6, Rhino will unveil Rubberband, the lost album recorded by the late trumpeter in 1985-1986, on CD, 2-LP vinyl, and digital formats. Davis began recording Rubberband shortly after joining Warner Bros. in 1985.  In October, he entered Los Angeles’ […]

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