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2012

WILL BRADLEY and HIS OCTET  I'll Remember   SOUNDS OF YESTER YEAR DSOY885

EUROPEAN JAZZ  New Sounds from the Old Continent   Documents 233551 (10CDs)

DUKE ELLINGTON  The Treasury Shows Vol. 16   Storyville D.E.T.S. 903 9016 (2CDs)

GIL EVANS  Out Of The Cool... Into The Hot   NotNow NOT2CD 443 (2CDs)

LORRAINE DESMARAIS  Couleurs de lune   ANALEKTA AN 2 9884

BOB BROOKMEYER  Four Classic Albums   AVID AMSC 1054 (2CDs)

FOURPLAY  Esprit de Four   Heads Up HUI 33738-02

KID ORY'S CREOLE JAZZ BAND  `Live' at the Club Hangover, San Francisco, October 1954   Acrobat Music ADDCD3070 (2CDs)

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA  The Change   Nyjo NYJCD 027

UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET  Hustlin' for a Gig   Housekat Records (no number)

STAN KENTON and HIS ORCHESTRA  At the Hollywood Bowl   SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR DSOY870 (2CDs)

MILES DAVIS  In Person Friday and Saturday Night at the Black Hawk   Not Now NOT2CD452

ETTA JAMES  Live at Montreux 1993   Eagle Vision EREDV 948

BUDDY RICH  Time Out   Lightyear LTY 54799

MARC JOHNSON/ELIANE ELIAS  Swept Away   ECM 279 4574

NOEL POINTER  Phantazia/Hold On   BGO Records BGOCD 1065

PEE WEE RUSSELL  Four Classic Albums Plus   AVID JAZZ AMSC1056 (2CDs)

CHARLIE BARNET AND HIS ORCHESTRA  Live at the Casa Manana, Culver City, CA, 1944   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 874

SERGE CHALOFF  Blue Serge + Boston Blow-Up!   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 5556

SHELLY MANNE  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1067 (2CDs)

DAVID BASSE  Uptown   CAFE PACIFIC RECORDS CPCD1255

The TOMMY WHITTLE QUINTET  Complete Recordings 1958-59   ACROBAT ACMCD4355

CARMEN McRAE  The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions featuring Ben Webster   Phoenix 131553

PATRICK TEVLIN'S NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM  Featuring Hannah Krapivinsky   New Orleans North CD-012

LOUIS BELLSON  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1066 (2CDs)

ARTISTRY JAZZ GROUP  Tribute!   VOLENZA VMCD 103

DUKE ELLINGTON  My People: The Complete Show   Storyville 1018430

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE  The One and Only Queen of Hot Gospel   Upbeat URCD 242

KENNY WERNER  Me, Myself & I   Justin Time JUST 248-2

BILL EVANS  The Way To Play   Properbox 169 (4CDs)

CHARLIE PARKER  Jazz at Massey Hall   Phoenix 131560

KENNY GARRETT  Seeds from the Underground   Mack Avenue MAC 1063

JOHNATHAN BLAKE  The Eleventh Hour   Sunnyside SSC 1304

DUKE ELLINGTON  The Treasury Shows Vol. 16   Storyville D.E.T.S. 903 9016 (2CDs)

MARLENE ROSENBERG QUARTET  Bassprint   ORIGIN 82604

TEDDY BUCKNER and his ALL STARS  Live at the Club Hangover, San Francisco, June and July 1955   ACROBAT MUSIC ADDCD3065 (2CDs)

MICHEL LEGRAND  La Musique au Plural/Music in the Plural   Emarcy 533 739 6 (4CDs)

Gil EVANS  Centennial - Newly discovered works of Gil Evans   AS 0114

Keith JARRETT  Sleeper   ECM 370 5570 (2CDs)

CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON  Hot House   Concord Jazz 0888072333635

MIKE STERN  All Over the Place   Heads Up HUI 33186-02

TEDDI KING  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1059 (2CDs)

GERRY MULLIGAN SEXTET  Legends Live   Jazzhaus N:101 700

MARTY GROSZ / KEN PEPLOWSKI / JON-ERIK KELLSO / VINCE GIORDANO  Remembering Louis   JUMP JCD 12-25

BRUCE TURNER  Accent on Swing   LAKE LACD310

DUDLEY MOORE  Dudley Down Under Unabridged   Martine Avenue Productions MAPI 3206 (2CDs)

ZOOT SIMS  Four Classic Albums: Leader and Sideman   Avid AMSC 1061 (2CDs)

BILLY BUTTERFIELD  What's New? His 24 Finest, 1938-59   RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4203

PAPA BUE  and his American Friends   STORYVILLE 101 4273

SE-QUARTET  Tears in the Rain   Prophone PCD 124

HOT FINGERS  In Glorious Mono   LAKE LACD 311

BARNEY KESSEL  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1064 (2CDs)

MEL POWELL  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1063 (2CDs)

CAROL ROBBINS  Moraga   Jazzcats JCTS 108

JOHNNY HODGES  Not So Dukish   American Jazz Classics 99057

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET  Four MFs Playin' Tunes   Marsalis Music 0874946001809

STORY CITY  Time and Materials   SCMusic 79857-66147-2

BELA FLECK & THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO  Across the Imaginary Divide   Rounder 11661-9142-2

JIMMY RUSHING  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1057 (2CDs)

NAT KING COLE  AFRS King Cole Trio Time "Live" VOL. 2   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 882

V-DISC ALL STARS  Mostly Instrumentals   SOUNDS OF YESTER YEAR DSOY881

JULIAN BLISS SEPTET  A Tribute to Benny Goodman   Signum SIGCD 288

ADAM BALDYCH and the BALTIC GANG  Imaginary Room   ACT 9532-2

MELODISC RECORDS OF HOLLYWOOD   1945-1946   Acrobat ADDCD 3066 (2CDs)

BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ  A Potted History 1936-63   LAKE LACD300 (3CDs)

WYNTON MARSALIS  The Music of America   SONY MASTERWORKS JAZZ 88697 92397 2 (2CDs)

ARTISTRY JAZZ GROUP  Too Darn Hot: Together with Cole Porter   Volenza VMCD 102

JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC  Seattle 1956   Acrobat ADDCD 3074 (2CDs)

RUBY BRAFF AND HIS MUSICAL FRIENDS  Recovered Treasures   Jump JCD 12-29

DUKE ELLINGTON LEGACY with special guest Houston Person  Single Petal of a Rose   REMMA RECORDINGS 6403CD

SOPHIE DUNÉR and the CALLINO QUARTET  The City of My Soul   SOPHIE DUNÉR PRODUCTIONS 944976

TED HEATH  Rare transcription recordings of the 1950s, Vol. 4: Ridin' High   VOCALION CDEA 6194

ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ  Sounds of Space   Mack Avenue MAC 1064

BOB BROOKMEYER, JIMMY CLEVELAND & FRANK ROSOLINO  The Trombones Inc.   Poll Winners Records PWR 27302

CHARLIE WOOD  Lush Life   Archer 3319372

BILLY HART  All Our Reasons   ECM 278 6631

BILLY BUTTERFIELD  What's New?   Retrospective RTR 4203

SUMI TONOOKA  Now   Arc ARC 2369 (2CDs)

LARRY WILLIS  This Time The Dream's On Me   HighNote HCD 7238

DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA    JAZZ HAUS 101703

ILLINOIS JACQUET  Five Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1053 (2CDs)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG/DAVE BRUBECK  The Real Ambassadors   Poll Winners Records PWR 27293

STRING FEVER/MARIN ALSOP  Fever Pitch   NAXOS 8.572835

LES McCANN LTD  In San Francisco   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 682

GEORGE SHEARING  The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions   United Archives NUA 09 (4CDs)

ROLAND KIRK  We Free Kings + Triple Threat   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55562

JOHNNY HODGES SEPTET featuring BEN WEBSTER  Blues A-Plenty   American Jazz Classics 99058

JACK MILLMAN & HIS HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS  California Jazz   Catbone UnReleased Music & Film-MVD Audio CB 2009-2

TOM HARRELL  Number Five   HighNote HCD 7236

RAY CHARLES  The Complete ABC Recordings 1959-1961   Le Chant du Monde 12742190.92 (3CDs)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG/OSCAR PETERSON  Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson   Phoenix 131541

MEL TORMÉ & SHORTY ROGERS & HIS GIANTS  Guard Sessions   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 877

DUKE ELLINGTON  The Treasury Shows Vol. 8   Storyville D.E.T.S. 903 9008 (2CDs)

THE TEX BENEKE ORCHESTRA  The Glenn Miller Formula Part Three   SOUNDS OF YESTER YEAR DSOY878

STAN GETZ  Four Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1058 (2CDs)

BOBBY SCOTT TRIO  Early Sessions   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 686

CHARLIE BARNET and JERI SOUTHERN  The Navy Swings   SOUNDS OF YESTER YEAR DSOY888

NAT "KING" COLE TRIO  AFRS King Cole Trio Time "Live" Vol. 1   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 879

PRIVATE TREASURES FROM ALLEGHENY JAZZ CONCERTS    Jump JCD 12-35

BILLIE HOLIDAY  Lady in Satin   Not Now NOT2CD 383 (2CDs)

CHICK COREA & FRIEDRICH GULDA  The Meeting   Arthaus Musik 101 634

STEVE KUHN TRIO  Wisteria   ECM 279 4578

JEFF BARNHART  Reflections of Fats   LAKE LACD 308

JIMMY RANEY  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1051 (2CDs)

LONDON JAZZ FOUR  An Elizabethan Songbook   Harkit HRKCD 8385

DUKE ELLINGTON  Meets Count Basie   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55544

CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON  Jazz   Arthaus Musik 107 083

JOHN PIZZARELLI  Double Exposure   Telarc 33221-02

ART BLAKEY  Legends Live   JazzHaus 101701

KWARTET  Seventh Daze   Home Made HMR 053

OSCAR PETERSON  Easter Suite   Arthaus Musik 107 063

BOOK REVIEW: HARLEM JAZZ ADVENTURES: A European Baron's Memoir, 1934-1969 By Timme Rosenkrantz   Scarecrow Press

BUDDY RICH  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1052 (2CDs)

Andy JAFFE  Manhattan Projections   Big Round Records BR8922

BILL EVANS TRIO  Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate   RESONANCE RECORDS HCD-2012

DUKE ELLINGTON  Such Sweet Thunder   Poll Winners Records PWR 27285

LOUIS ARMSTRONG & DUKE ELLINGTON  The Great Summit   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55536

"JELLY ROLL" MORTON  Rarities   JAZZ ORACLE BDW8065

WE LIKE PREVIN  A Jazz Tribute to André Previn   Volenza VMCD 101

DON NEELY'S ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA  Plays Hot Jazz of the 1920s   Merry Makers Record Company MMRC-CD-46

HENDRIK MEURKENS & GABRIEL ESPINOSA  Celebrando   Zoho ZM 201204

LES McCANN LTD.  In San Francisco   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 682

ART TATUM - BEN WEBSTER QUARTET    Phoenix 131545

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET  Time Further Out   Not Now NOT2CD 433 (2CDs)

HENRY "RED" ALLEN  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1049 (2CDs)

JOHN COCUZZI  Groove Merchant   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19417

JOE NEWMAN  Four Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1047 (2CDs)

JIM HOLMAN  Explosion!   Delmark DE 2014

LOUIE BELLSON/BUDDY RICH/KENNY CLARE  Conversations/Repercussions   VOCALION CDLK 4436 (2CDs)

DAVE GRUSIN & DON GRUSIN  One Night Only   Care Music Group 02067986LA

NEW ORLEANS 1961 - THE LIVING LEGENDS  Four Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1046 (2CDs)

MAX ROACH  Complete 1959-1960 Studio Recordings   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 666 (2CDs)

OSCAR PETERSON TRIO WITH MILT JACKSON  Very Tall   American Jazz Classics 99047

OLIVER NELSON  The Blues and the Abstract Truth   American Jazz Classics 99048

CHUCK LOEB  Plain'n'Simple   Care Music Group 0206971GLA

APOLLON QUARTET  Crossroads   TRIART TR003

ANDY SHEPPARD, MICHEL BENITA, SEBASTIAN ROCHFORD  Trio Libero   Libertino

MIKE GIBBS with the NDR Big Band featuring Norma Winstone  Here's A Song for You   Fuzzy Moon FUZ 005

SARAH VAUGHAN  The Great American Songbook   Not Now NOT2CD 221 (2CDs)

JAN LUNDGREN and BENGT HALLBERG  Back to Back   VOLENZA VMCD 105

TEX BENEKE ORCHESTRA  The Glenn Miller Formula, Part II   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 864

QUATUOR EBENE  Fiction. Live in Paris at the Folies Bergère   VIRGIN CLASSICS DVD 5099962866897

GRAHAM COLLIER  The Day of the Dead: October Ferry: Symphony of Scorpions: Forest   BGO RECORDS BGOCD1028 (2CDs)

TANIA MARIA  Tempo   Naïve NJ 621711

BUCKY PIZZARELLI  Challis in Wonderland   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19435

GENE QUILL  "The Tiger": Portrait of a Great Alto Player   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 667

DUKE ELLINGTON  Piano in the Foreground   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55551

MARK DONLON  Kashasha   Fuzzy Moon FUZ 007

GLENN MILLER  AAF Band Arrangements   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 863

ELLA FITZGERALD  Songbooks   Not New NOT3CD 017 (3CDs)

GIL EVANS  Out of the Cool   Poll Winners Records PWR 27290

GENE KRUPA & BUDDY RICH  Razor Sharp Rhythm   Not Now Music NOT2CD 425 (2CDs)

THE BIG BLAST  100 Classic Big Bands   Proper PROPERBOX 165 (4CDs)

ERIK SODERLIND  Happening   Prophone PCD 106

GARY BURTON  New Vibe Man in Town   American Jazz Classics 99046

PETER APPLEYARD AND THE JAZZ GIANTS  The Lost Sessions 1974   Linus LINUS 270135

TED HEATH AND HIS MUSIC  Believe in Me - Rare Transcription Recordings of the 1950s   Vocalion CDEA 6190

JEFF HAMILTON TRIO  Red Sparkle   Capri 74114-2

SI ZENTNER AND HIS ORCHESTRA  Play Desafinado and Swingin' Country   Vocalion CDLK 4463

BENNY CARTER  Four Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1048 (2CDs)

ETTA JAMES  Time After Time/Mystery Lady   Retroworld FLOATM 6121

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE  The Good Feeling   MACK AVENUE MAC 1053

DUKE ELLINGTON  Meets Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane   Impulse 0600 75334729

GEORGIOS TSOLIS TRIO  On The Way   GTM6789292

JOHNNY MERCER  Johnny Mercer's Music Shop II   SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR DSOY860

SIDNEY BECHET  Petite Fleur   Phoenix 131534

BENNY CARTER  Further Definitions   Further Definitions

CLAUDIO RODITI  Bons Amigos   Resonance HCD - 2010

BOOK REVIEW: PLAYING THE BAND: The Musical Life of Jon Hiseman  By Martyn Hanson   Temple Music ISBN 978-0-956686-3-0-5

GROVER WASHINGTON, Jr.  Strawberry Moon/Then and Now/Time out of Mind   BGO Records BGOCD 1019 (2CDs)

JOHN HANDY  Hard Work/Carnival   Impulse 06025 2780949

KULJIT BHAMRA/JACQUELINE SHAVE/JOHN PARRICELLI  Postcards from Home   Keda KEDCD 27

CLARK TERRY  The Happy Horns of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin'   Impulse 06025 2780957

SUE HALLORAN & KEN HITCHCOCK  I Can Cook Too!   (Self-produced)

FRIEDRICH GULDA & HIS SEXTET  At Birdland   Fresh Sound FRS-CD 648

COUNT BASIE WITH KEELY SMITH  Guard Sessions 53-54, 55-56   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 867

BARBARA THOMPSON  Paraphernalia Live '05   Temple Music TMDVD 0611

ART TATUM  Goldfingers   Le Chant du Monde 3742170.72 (3CDs)

LES McCANN  Plays the Shout   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 656

ULF WAKENIUS  Vagabond   Act 9523-2

COUNT BASIE  April in Paris   Phoenix 131533

AL DI MEOLA  Morocco Fantasia   Inakustik INAK 7003 DVD

JOHNNY HODGES  Three Classic Albums Plus: Second Set   Avid AMSC 1040 (2CDs)

CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND  There Were Some Changes Made. 1961-65   LAKE LACD 305

HERBIE MANN  African Suite   Fresh Sound FSR-CD 654

CHET BAKER  Candy   GAZELL MVD 5211D

AHMAD JAMAL  Blue Moon   Jazz Village JV 570001

DIZ DISLEY and his STRING QUINTET    LAKE LACD307

BUCK CLAYTON  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1036 (2CDs)

TOMMY DORSEY  AFRS One Night Stands   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 869

HOUSTON PERSON  So Nice   HighNote HCD 7229

ENRICO RAVA QUINTET  Tribe   ECM 276 6970

JAMIE OUSLEY  A Sea of Voices   Tie Records TIE 1276

JACQUI DANKWORTH  It Happens Quietly   SPECIFIC JAZZ SPEC014

TEDDY WILSON TRIO  At the London House, Chicago   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 866

FRANK TESCHEMACHER  Jazz Me Blues. His 26 Finest 1927-30   RETROSPECTIVE RTR 4194

HERB ELLIS  Four Classic Albums   AVID AMSC1032 (2CDs)

RUBY BRAFF  Our Love is Here to Stay   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19426

CAL TJADER  Agua Dulce   BGP CDBGPM 243

BILLIE HOLIDAY  Songs for Distingué Lovers   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55524

STAN TRACEY  Three Classic Albums Plus   Avid AMSC 1044 (2CDs)

MARTY GROSZ & THE HOT WINDS  The James P. Johnson Songbook   Arbors Jazz ARCD 19427

STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA  Dance Date 1958   Sounds of Yester Year DSOY862

ERROLL GARNER  The Man I Love   Le Chant du Monde 374 2167 09 (3CDs)

STANLEY CLARKE  Time Exposure/Find Out!/Hideaway   BGO Records BGOCD 1022 (2CDs)

DUKE ELLINGTON  The Treasury Shows, Vol. 15   Storyville DETS 903 9015 (2CDs)

PAT MARTINO QUARTET  Undeniable   HighNote HCD 7231

AL JARREAU  Original Album Series   Warner 8122797697 (5CDs)

SARAH ELLEN HUGHES  The Story So Far   SEHS 003CD

RED NORVO TRIO  Complete Recordings   American Jazz Classics 99039

DUKE ELLINGTON  Piano in the Background   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55521

LIONEL HAMPTON  Flying Home. His 48 Finest 1930-49   RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4189 (2CDs)

BENNY CARTER   All-Stars   Gazell Film by Music Video Distributors MVD 5214D

JIMMY OWENS  The Monk Project   IPO Recordings 1022

JASON STEIN QUARTET  The Story This Time   Delmark 2013

NAT "KING" COLE  At the Sands/Welcome to the Club   Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55502

HENDRIK MEURKENS  Live at Bird's Eye   Zoho ZM 201114

FRANK TESCHEMACHER  Jazz Me Blues   Retrospective RTR 4194

PAUL WHITEMAN  Volume 5: Without a Song   Vocalion CDEA 6193

NAT GONELLA   The Early Decca Recordings   SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR DSOY 859 (2CDs)

BEN WILLIAMS  State of Art   Concord Jazz 0888072323414

LONNIE SMITH  Mama Wailer   Masterworks Jazz 88697 94704 2

GEORGE LERNIS QUARTET  Shapes of Nature   (Self-released)

SONNY STITT  Four Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1034 (2CDs)

DENNIS ROLLINS' VELOCITY TRIO  The 11th Gate   Motema 233437

STAN KENTON  Conducts the Berlin Dream Band   Sounds of Yester Year by The Woods DSOY 855

VICTOR FELDMAN  Four Classic Albums   Avid AMSC 1045 (2CDs)

BURNING GUMS  Burning Gums   Roni Music RM0472

KARRIN ALLYSON  'Round Midnight   Concord Jazz CJA 32662-02

MASTERS OF AMERICAN MUSIC    EuroArts 2058938

JOE HARRIOTT  The Joe Harriott Story   Proper PROPERBOX 160 (4CDs)

HANK CRAWFORD  Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing   Masterworks Jazz 88697 94374 2

SONNY ROLLINS  Road Shows Vol. 2   Doxy/Emarcy 0602527749723

OSCAR PETERSON TRIO  The Stuttgart Concert   Inakustik INAK 6479 DVD

THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND  A Jazz Club Session   LAKE LACD 306

KEITH JARRETT  Rio   ECM 277 6645

RAY FOXLEY  The Professor's Choice   LAKE LACD304

LES PAUL  Vaya Con Dios   Retrospective by Nimbus RTR 4128

JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO  At the Crossroads   Emarcy by Universal 0602527768854

VINTAGE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND  Volume 2 - featuring Clinton Ford   LAKE LACD302

 

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