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Charlie Byrd Trio - I've Got The World On A String (1994) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Charlie Byrd Trio - I've Got The World On A String (1994) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1994, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6382
Jazz / Bop / International Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. This Timeless CD is a bit unusual in that guitarist Charlie Byrd sings the first six numbers; it is only the second time in his career he has taken vocals on record. His singing is simple and generally effective if not too memorable. The final 11 numbers are instrumentals (odd programming) and also surprising in that the emphasis is on standards, often from the swing era; there is only one Brazilian song (Antonio Carlos Jobim's "So Danca Samba"). Byrd (in a trio with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd) is in generally fine form overall although it is doubtful that he will get too many requests to feature his singing in the future.
The Cees Slinger Octet - Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

The Cees Slinger Octet - Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1982, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6399
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A mighty nice set from pianist Cees Slinger – a live performance from a very hip octet – a group who can come on with ensemble fury one minute, then play like a small combo the next! Slinger's choice of musicians is wonderful – and includes Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Fredinand Povel on alto and soprano, and Ruud Brink on tenor – all musicians who really make the sound sparkle with their solos, but can also slide nicely into the context of the rest of the group, too – in the manner that Povel and Goykovich were so good at on performances for MPS. There's a great sense of color throughout – really showing off Slinger's skill as an arranger – and titles include "Never Forever", "From Way Back", "Changing Colours", "Fee Fi Fo Fum", and "Killer Joe".
Karel Boehlee Trio - Switch (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Karel Boehlee Trio - Switch (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1984, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6402
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. You may not know European piano player Karel Boehlee, but you'll definitely sit up and take notice after hearing this sweet little set – because he's a hell of a pianist, with a wonderfully lyrical touch! The album's got a masterful sound right from the start – a confident approach to the keys that often has Boehlee leaving just the right amount of space between notes, as he makes his way through the set with very well-matched accompaniment from bassist Frans Bouwmeester and Hans Eykenaar – two more players we don't know at all, but who round out Karel's playing wonderfully. Titles include the great title original "Switch" – plus variations on "Autumn Leaves", "Summertime", "Jest", "On A Clear Day", "Forest Flower", "United Blues", and "Recorda Me"
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.
Nat Adderley Quintet - Workin' - Live In Subway, Vol. 1 (1992) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Nat Adderley Quintet - Workin' - Live In Subway, Vol. 1 (1992) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1992, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6421
Jazz / Hard Bop / Cornet

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Nat Adderley's not actually busking in the subway – but instead playing a smoking little set at the Subway Nightclub in Cologne – working with an excellent group that includes Vincent Herring on alto sax, and some excellent rhythm work from the trio of Rob Bargad on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes are all nice and long, and have a stretching, soulful feel that's really great – and which gets past the "classic" soul jazz cliches that can sometimes mar other Adderley albums from later years. Nat's in fine fine form, and Herring seems to help him unwind in a hip groove that's really carried off well – and the album's got a richness that easily makes it one of the best later sessions from Nat you can find! Titles include "The Chant", "Almost Always", "The Big J", "Plum Street", and "The Scene".
Batida - Batida (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6435}

Batida - Batida (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6435}
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© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6435
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Post Bop / Samba Jazz / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Traditions

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the first Dutch bands - if not the first - to perform purely Brazilian music, but not with the bossa nova's until then, but with his own compositions that radiate power and are compelling. Founders Josee Koning (vocals) and Peter Schön (keyboards, compositions) devise as a trademark for this approach: two percussionists on stage, live and in the mix on the record.
Pharoah Sanders - Africa (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6311}

Pharoah Sanders - Africa (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6311}
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© 1987, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6311
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Africa", "Duo", "Heart To Heart", and "After The Morning".
Herman Foster - The One And Only (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6309}

Herman Foster - The One And Only (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6309}
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© 1984, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6309
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. The one and only Herman Foster, indeed – a pianist who only cut a handful of records, but always managed to leave his mark! You might know Foster from his wonderful work with Lou Donaldson in the early 60s Blue Note years, or his bluesy albums as a leader for Columbia around the same time – but here, the pianist has this lyrical flow that's really amazing – and quite a change from his style of the early years! As before, Foster really knows how to do a lot with a little – make each note count, and in this way that's mighty powerful, even on the few mellow moments – and he gets some strong accompaniment from the full, round bass of Jeff Fuller, and the drums of Victor Jones. Titles include "Monsterbeach Blues", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To".
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.