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2008

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Ninth Edition by Richard Cook & Brian Morton

NILS LANDGREN Christmas With My Friends II Act ACT 9476-2

AL JARREAU Christmas Rhino 8122-79914-6

SPYRO GYRA A Night Before Christmas Heads Up HUCD 3145

ROYCE CAMPBELL A JAZZ GUITAR CHRISTMAS Volume 2 Moon Cycle Records JVN 1985

 

DAVID BENOIT Jazz for Peanuts Peak 08880272304543

TAKE 6 The Standard Heads Up HUCD 3142

JAZZ GOES HAWAIIAN Retrieval RTR 79037

Humphrey Lyttelton Humph Experiments rec. 1951-53 LAKE LACD 266

ROYCE CAMPBELL The Art of Chord Solo Guitar Moon Cycle Records EMK 2001 

BIRELI LAGRENE & JACO PASTORIUS Stuttgart Aria Le Chant du Monde 274 1596

LOUIE BELLSON AND HIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Hot Nimbus NI 2712

RICHARD GALLIANO Love Day Milan 399 228-2 

Vintage Terry Lightfoot - Volume 1: 1956-57 Terry Lightfoot’s Jazzmen rec. 1956-57 LAKE LACD 264

Val Wiseman with Martin Litton’s Ellingtonians Sophisticated lady LAKE LACD 263

 

WARREN VACHE-JOHN ALLRED QUINTET Jubilation Arbors Jazz ARCD 19369

JOEY DeFRANCESCO Joey D! HighNote HCD 7190

HOUSTON PERSON The Art and Soul of... HighNote HCD 7200

HERBIE HANCOCK Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock Verve 0602517809666

Starke Stücke Panzerballett The ACT Company ACT 9661-2

JOHN PIZZARELLI With a Song in my Heart Telarc CD 83676

JOE ZAWINUL & THE ZAWINUL SYNDICATE 75th Birdjam BHM 4002-2

NIK PAYTON & BOB WILBER Swinging the Changes Arbors Jazz ARCD 19358

George Melly and the Mick Mulligan Jazz Band Nothing Personal LAKE LACD 265 [58:10 + 51:32]

SONNY ROLLINS Freedom Suite Riverside 0888072305076

FOURPLAY Energy Heads Up HUCD 3146

COUNT BASIE Four Classic Albums Avid AMSC 946

AHMAD JAMAL TRIO Complete Alhambra and Backhawk Performances Jazz Lips JL 759

ALEX WILSON Salsa Con Soul Alex Wilson Records AWCD 6

FIVE PLAY What the World Needs Now is Love Arbors Records ARCD 19381

THE CRUSADERS Live at Montreux 2003 Eagle Vision EREDV 71

SONNY CLARK Leapin' and Lopin' Blue Note 50999 2 15366 2 5

LEA DeLARIA The Live Smoke Sessions Warner 514429869-2

Duke Ellington -The Great Concerts; London and New York, 1963 - 1964 NIMBUS NI 2704/05

ANITA O'DAY Four Classic Albums Avid AMSC 963

REBECCA KILGORE & DAVE FRISHBERG Why Fight the Feeling? Arbors Jazz ARCD 19356

DELMARK: 55 YEARS OF JAZZ Delmark DE 914

ELIANE ELIAS Bossa Nova Stories Blue Note 50999 2 28103 2 8

HARRY BECKETT The Modern Sound of Harry Beckett On-U Sound ONUCD 12

Lee Konitz – Round and Round NIMBUS RECORDS NI 2703

The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - The Definitive Thad Jones; Live from the Village Vanguard NIMBUS NI 2706/07

BOBO STENSON Cantando ECM Records 177 5462

JOHN HICKS LEGACY BAND Mind Wine Savant SCD 2096

CAROL KIDD Dreamsville Linn AKD 325

THELONIOUS MONK Thelonious Himself Riverside 0888072305106

OREGON Oregon ECM Records ECM 1258

MIKE LeDONNE FiveLive Savant SCD 2091

PAUL GONSALVES/CLARK TERRY QUINTET Complete Recordings Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10339

CHET BAKER Jazz Manifesto Delta Leisure Group 38288

RICHARD GALLIANO Love Day Milan 399 228-2

PAT METHENY GROUP American Garage ECM Records ECM 1155/1775848

ELLA FITZGERALD Live in Tokyo 1983 Standing Oh!vation OH 44645

RANDY SANDKE Unconventional Wisdom Arbors Jazz ARCD 19365

LOUIS PRIMA The Essence of Delta 33324

Benny Carter - Elegyin Blue NIMBUS NI 2702 [69:24]

BUDDY RICH Very Alive at Ronnie Scott's BGO Records BGOCD 785

GENE HARRIS AND HIS THREE SOUNDS Elegant Soul Blue Note 50999 5 22386 2 8

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Concorde Prestige 0888072306530

CAB CALLOWAY Hi-De-Ho Storyville Films 26053

JIMMY GIUFFRE Four Classic Albums plus... Avid AMSC 948

CHICK COREA RETURN TO FOREVER Where Have I Known You Before/No Mystery BGO Records BGOCD 799

JIMMY SMITH Plays Fats Waller Blue Note 50999 2 15369 2 2

DR. JOHN City Lights Verve 0602517686823

NICK & LEONID VINTSKEVITCH, STEVE KERSHAW & PETTER SVARD Songs from the Black Earth Slam Records SLAMCD 277

DAVID SANBORN Here and Gone Decca 176 7524

DUKE ELLINGTON The Great Concerts: London & New York 1963-1964 Nimbus NI 2704/5

STANLEY TURRENTINE T Time   Nimbus Records NI 2708 

BENNY CARTER Elegy in Blue Nimbus Records NI 2702

RUTHIE CULVER Refashioned Purring Records PURRCD 002

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA 1929 – 1943  Storyville Films DVD 26033 

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON And Friends Forum FRC 6130

ART TATUM Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine Zenph by Sony 88697-22218-2

ANITA O'DAY Jazz Manifesto Delta 38284

GUNTER SCHULLER Journey Into Jazz BMOP/Sound 1004 

ENRICO GRANAFEI In Search of the Third Dimension Miles High MHR 8603

BARNEY WILEN Dear Prof. Leary Promising Music 1702481

GRAHAM COLLIER Down Another Road/Songs For My Father/Mosaics BGO Records BGOCD 767

FREDDY GARDNER The Essential Collection Avid AVC 947

Djangology Le Quintette du Hot Club de France rec. 1934-1946, LIVING ERA CD AJS 2016 [2CDs]

CARLA BLEY BIG BAND Appearing Nightly Watt 172 5516

CHARLES LLOYD Dream Weaver Warner Jazz 8122 79915 5

RECORDING OF THE MONTH SOPRANO SUMMIT 1975...And More Arbors Jazz ARCD 19328

CY TOUFF & SANDY MOSSE Tickle Toe Delmark DE 583

e.s.t. ESBJORN SVENSSON TRIO Leucocyte Act ACT 9018-2

WILLIE "THE LION" SMITH & DON EWELL Stride Piano Duets Delmark DE 249

KARRIN ALLYSON Imagina Songs of Brazil Concord Jazz 0888072304284

Klas Lindquist Lift Off PHONO SUECIA PSCD 179

THE BLESSING All Is Yes Candid/Cake CADC 78550

Depart Mountain Messenger. 9471-2 ACT

LES PAUL The Jazzman Avid AMSC 940

HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM Beyond Standard Telarc CD 83686

GARY BURTON Lofty Fake Anagram/A Genuine Tong Funeral BGO Records BGOCD 723

STAN GETZ/JOAO GILBERTO Getz/Gilberto No. 2 Verve 0602517679283

YELLOWJACKETS Lifecycle Heads Up HUCD 3139

The Jazz Hits Ace CDCHD 1188

S. M. V. Thunder Dreyfus Jazz FDM 46050 369212

MINA AGOSSI Simple Things ? CCD 79864 CANDID

HOUSTON PERSON WITH RON CARTER Just Between Friends HighNote HCD 7188

TORBEN WALDORF AFTERBURN. artistShare A50078

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Four Classic Albums Avid AMSC 945

RETURN TO FOREVER The Anthology Concord 0888072308473

GEORG RIEDEL Wolfgang on My Mind Phono Suecia PSCD 176

PEGGY LEE Diva Delta Leisure 26596

THE ESSENCE OF TOMMY DORSEY Delta 33327

DUKE ELLINGTON A Drum is a Woman Jazz Track JZ 933

ALISON BURNS & MARTIN TAYLOR 1 am P3  P3MCD017

KEN PEPLOWSKI & JESPER THILO Happy Together Nagel Heyer CD 097

TED HEATH The Maesto Delta Leisure 38285

CLEO LAINE & JOHN DANKWORTH Three Early LPs and More Avid Jazz AMSC 928

JOHN McLAUGHLIN Floating Point Abstract Logix ABLX 011

STEVE TURRE Rainbow People HighNote HCD 7161

BUD FREEMAN The Man Nagel Heyer CD 105

ROYCE CAMPBELL Dining With Jazz Moon Cycle BLON 005 

SCOTT BRADLEY Music from the Tex Avery Original Soundtracks Milan 399 193-2

JOE ASCIONE QUARTET Movin' Up! Arbors Jazz ARCD19359

JEF NEVE TRIO Soul in a Picture EmArcy 0602517720398

DUKE ELLINGTON Such Sweet Thunder Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55416

VERVE REMIXED 4 0602517643451 VERVE UNMIXED 4 0602517689442

TOSCHA COMEAUX This Could Be Love Zenith ZJCD 001

JOHN PIZZARELLI Let There Be Love Telarc CD 83518

PETER ASPLUND QUARTET As Knights Concur Prophone PCD093

IKE QUEBEC Blue and Sentimental Blue Note 93184 

Nigel Kennedy QuintetA Very Nice Album EMI CLASSICS 2 1171 2

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY SEXTET In New York Riverside 0888072305038

BEN WEBSTER/STAN TRACEY Soho Nights Vol. 1 Resteamed RSJ 106

JOHNNY GRIFFIN/RICHIE OLE From Village Vanguard Storyville Films 26075

LOU McGARITY QUINTET Music from "Some Like It Hot" Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10321

Graeme Bell’s Australian Jazz Band The Historical Prague and Paris Jazz Concerts 1947 and 1948 LAKE LACD 262 [43:09 + 52:18]

MEL TORME At the Crescendo Fresh Sound FSR-CD 476

LEE KONITZ AND MINSARAH Deep Lee Enja ENJ 9517-2

FINN PETERS Butterflies Accidental AC29CD

E_L_B: PETER ERSKINE, NGUYN LE, MICHEL BENITA Dream Flight The ACT Company ACT 9467-2

THELONIOUS MONK Brilliant Corners Riverside 0888072305014

DUKE ELLINGTON Three Mid-Fifties Classic Albums...plus 11 Tracks from 4/53 Avid AMSC 937

JUTTA HIPP WITH ZOOT SIMS Blue Note 93178 

STAN GETZ, GERRY MULLIGAN, HARRY EDISON Jazz Giants '58 Verve 0602517621329

STANLEY JORDAN State of Nature Mack Avenue MAC 1040

CASSANDRA WILSON Loverly Blue Note 50999 5 21788 2 5

STEVE PETERS The Webster Cycles (1998) Cold Blue Music, CB0026

JAZZ WARRIORS Afropeans Destin-E 777 25 3 2005

Duke Ellington: Four Symphonic Works Nimbus NI 2511

HARRY ALLEN-JOE COHN QUARTET Stompin' the Blues Arbors Jazz ARCD 19353

BARNEY KESSEL The First Four Albums Avid AMSC 921

LOUIS SMITH Here Comes Louis Smith Blue Note 5 14381 2

The Al Fairweather Collection: 1953-57 LAKE LACD 260

[EM]3 EM Trio ACT Records ACT 9660-2

John STEVENS & Evan PARKER Corner to Corner + The Longest Night Ogun Records OGCD 022/023

Gushpanka Apart Records APCD 009 [53.00]

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA QUINTET Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival Milan Records 399-149-2 

THE LANDAU ORCHESTRA Janus Plays Telephone Milan Records 3991562

THE BEST OF JAZZ IN BURGHAUSEN Vol. 2, 2005 Double Moon DMCHR 71703

OLIVER NELSON Fantabulous Verve 0602517621350

DUKE ELLINGTON LEGACY Thank You Uncle Edward Renma 6400CD

AARON WEINSTEIN & JOHN PIZZARELLI Blue Too Arbors Jazz ARCD 19355

JOHNNY KEATING British Jazz/ Swinging Scots Vocalion CDNJT 5304

The Big Band Sound CLOVELLY CL CD10796

A Jazz Club session with Alex Welsh and his Band LAKE LACD 258

Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra salute the Kings of Jazz LAKE LACD261

MARCHES IN SWINGTIME Memoir CDMOIR 594

JOHNNY DANKWORTH 5 Steps to Dankworth/Journey into Jazz Vocalion CDNJT 5303

ERIC ALEXANDER QUARTET Prime Time HighNote HCD 7201

CONCERT REVIEW ENRICO RAVA & STEFANO BOLLANI Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford, 27 April 2008

Vintage Acker Bilk rec.1957 LAKE LACD 257

Vintage Cy Laurie - Volume 2; 1956-57 LAKE LACD 259

TOM SCOTT Cannon Re-loaded Concord Jazz 0888072302365

PAULIEN With Royce Campbell Brik Productions SN111160P

LARRY WILLIS The Offering HighNote HCD 7178

LOU DONALDSON Here 'Tis Blue Note 5 14371 2

JIMMY SMITH Live at the Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 Blue Note 0946 3 92785 2 7
JIMMY SMITH Live at the Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 Blue Note 0946 3 92787 2 5

3bpm First Hearing Slam Productions SLAMCD 274

VIRGINIA MAYHEW SEPTET A Simple Thank You Renma Recordings 6401CD

ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete Studio Recorded Duets Avid AMSC 934

CLARE TEAL Get Happy W14 Music/Universal 176 1246

AL JARREAU Love Songs Rhino 8122-79941-0

ELLINGTONIA The Recorded Music of Duke Ellington and his Sidemen Fifth Edition by W. E. TIMNER £61 paperback

RUBY BRAFF Little Things Nagel Heyer CD 104

LOUISE GIBBS & KIRK LIGHTSEY Everybody's Song But Our Own 33 Records 33JAZZ 172

TODD ISLER Soul Drums Takadimi Tunes (no number)

SABERTOOTH Dr Midnight Delmark DE 579

Jentsch Group Large Brooklyn Suite Fleur de Son Jazz FDSJ 57987

SCOTT ROBINSON Forever Lasting Arbors Jazz ARCD 19276

DIANE SCHUUR Some Other Time Heads Up HUCD 3138

GLENN MILLER AT THE MOVIES The Essential Collection Avid AVC 930

MONTY ALEXANDER Impressions in Blue Telarc Jazz CD 83578

ZOOT SIMS Love for Sale Nagel Heyer CD 102

SIMPLY DINNER JAZZ Union Square Music SIMPLYCD 55

HANK CRAWFORD Introducing Hank Crawford Rhino 8122 79939 3

CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON The New Crystal Silence Concord 0888072306301

Somewhere Before: The Keith Jarrett Anthology The Atlantic Years 1968-1975 Warner Jazz 8122799467

Introducing Yusef Lateef rec. 1968-72 WARNER 8122799465 [60:23]

Chris Gall Trio featuring Enik Climbing Up ACT 9659-2 [50:08]

Paula Tollernós rec. 2007 WARNER 5101196662

Nigel Kennedy Quintet: The Blue Note Sessions - Live In Paris At The New Morning BLUE NOTE 3 95274 9 [114:00]

Lee Jones – Swish. Lee Jones (guitar and keyboards). PRIVATE RECORDING NO NUMBER

Gilberto Gil Duetos. Warner Music Brasil. 505144228920

MELODY GARDOT Worrisome Heart Universal 1749640

PAUL GONSALVES Cookin' Fresh Sound FSR-CD 472

KENNY G Rhythm and Romance Concord/Starbucks Entertainment 0888072306707

LIZZ WRIGHT The Orchard Verve Forecast 0602517564510

HOWARD ALDEN & KEN PEPLOWSKI Pow-Wow Arbors Jazz ARCD 19340

Piazzolla del Angel Quartett Escualo Warner Music Hungary 5144-23855-2

JOHN MAYER Etudes/Radha Krishna First Hand FHR 01

DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE Impulse 0602517486270

Swinging Evergreens. Harald Banter und die Media Band. cpo 777 357-2

ZOE SCHWARZ Step Up 33 Records 33JAZZ 171

HORACE SILVER Live at Newport '58 Blue Note 0946 3 98070 2 4

ENRICO RAVA/STEFANO BOLLANI The Third Man ECM Records ECM 173 7322

ELIANE ELIAS Something For You Blue Note 50999 5 11795 2 6

Paolo FRESU – RICHARD GALLIANO – JAN LUNDGREN Mare Nostrum ACT 9466-2

PAT METHENY Day Trip Nonesuch 7559-79956-1

theJAZZ PLAYS NINA SIMONE Universal 882376

DAVE O'HIGGINS QUARTET/QUINTET In the Zone Jazzizit JITCD 0847

ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUINTET Blue Reflections Stay Tuned ST 007

SNAKE DAVIS Talking Bird Skin Records SKIN 5006

SHAMOKIN !!! MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING Hot Cup 063

QUARTETS Leslie Pintchik. Ambient records cd-006.

DEPTH OF EMOTION FEATURING ED SAINDON & DAVE LEIBMAN World Improvised Music WIM 1005

NIGEL KENNEDY QUINTET Live in Paris at the New Morning EMI Classics/Blue Note 0946 3 95274 9 6

LIONEL HAMPTON Plays Drums, Vibes, Piano The Legendary 1963-64 Sessions Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10312

KEITH JARRETT, GARY PEACOCK, JACK DeJOHNETTE Setting Standards ECM 173 7344

KEITH JARRETT, GARY PEACOCK, JACK DeJOHNETTE My Foolish Heart ECM 173 7326

KURT EDELHAGEN & the WDR Dance Orchestra Evergreens CPO Records cpo 777 282-2

Between Us and the Light Leszek Możdżer – Lars Danielsson – Zohar Fresco Outside Music OMCD002 [58:25]

"Between Us and the Time" Live Leszek Możdżer – Lars Danielsson – Zohar Fresco Outside Music OMCD 004 [66:57] DVD 001 [ca.130:00]

GEOFF EALES Jazz Piano Legends Jaz2 Creative J2C 0701

The Time Leszek Możdżer – piano Lars Danielsson – bass Zohar Fresco – percussion,vocals Outside Music OMCD001 [56:36]

Solo in Ukraine Leszek Możdżer – piano Gowi Records CDG 59 [46:31]

MIKE WALBRIDGE'S CHICAGO FOOTWARMERS Crazy Rhythm Delmark DE 247

Nils Landgren Funk Unit Licence to Funk ACT 9455-2

STANLEY CLARKE The Toys of Men Heads Up HUCD 3128

GEORGE BENSON & JACK McDUFF Prestige 0888072240728

WILLIE WILLIAMS Comet Ride Miles High Productions MHP 8602

Gregg AUGUST Sextet One Peace Iacuessa Records IACU2944.

Dick de Graaf Moving Target The Dick de Graaf Quartet: Soundroots Records SR02.

JOHN TAYLOR Whirlpool CamJazz CAMJ 7802-2

BOB MINTZER Bop Boy Explore EXP 0019

NICOLE MITCHELL'S BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE Black Unstoppable Delmark DE 575

MATTHEW FORD On the Other Side of the Tracks Diving Duck DDRCD 007

THEJAZZ PLAYS...LOUIS ARMSTRONG Universal 8823823

simakDIALOG Patahan MMJR015oonJune MJR 015

TOMMY SMITH YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Exploration Spartacus STS 012

RUBY BRAFF and the FLYING PIZZARELLIS C'est Magnifique! Arbors Jazz ARCD 19270

YOKO MIWA TRIO Canopy of Stars P.J.L.Polystar Jazz Library - MTCJ-3020

JAMIE FOX When I Get Home RareCatRecords RCR 011

SHANTI PAUL JAYASINHA Round Trip A Soundscape of World Jazz Rhythms Candid CCD 79848

TRIANGLEHEAD Exit Strategy Trianglehead Music THEADCD 002

Ola Gjailo Stone Rose 2L48 SACD [51:30]