Seen as a face-off between the old and new guards in jazz, Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ album proved they were on the same continuum.
Revealing his unique vocal style, ‘Chet Baker Sings’ transformed the poster boy of West Coast “cool jazz” into a bona fide pop idol.
Recorded in 1957 but not released for another 23 years, Hank Mobley’s ‘Poppin’’ is an exemplary slice of hard bop that deserves a far wider audience.
Recorded with his wife, organist Shirley Scott, ‘Hustlin’’ revealed that Stanley Turrentine was a true master of the saxophone.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Comin’ Your Way’ eventually offered a vivid snapshot of the soul jazz style at the peak of its popularity.
The 2020 release schedule will kick off with the 24 January release of Hank Mobley Poppin’ (1957) and the 1961 album Stanley Turrentine Comin’ Your Way.
Recorded in one mid-60s session, Dexter Gordon’s ‘Clubhouse’ was shelved for over a decade before finally seeing the release it deserved.
Giving vintage jazz compositions a modern feel, ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ reveals just why arranger Gil Evans was hailed as a genius.
With ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’, Chick Corea proved himself a master of the piano and created a work that spoke to the vicissitudes of life.
Praised by label president Don Was for having “cracked the Blue Note code”, Joe Harley’s ‘Tone Poet’ vinyl remasters are essential listening.