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    1. The Carnegie Hall Concert
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    2. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John
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    3. The Köln Concert
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    4. Live in Paris
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    5. At UCLA 1965
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    6. Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note
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    7. The Complete Village Vanguard
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    8. Dizzy's Business
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    9. With One Voice
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    10. One Down, One Up: Live at the
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    11. Live at Birdland
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    12. Vienna Concert
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    13. Live Art
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    14. Sunday at the Village Vanguard
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    15. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The
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    16. Complete Jazz at Massey Hall
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    17. The Bill Holman Band Live
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    18. Twenty Five
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    19. Swiss Movement:Montreux 30th Anniversary
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    1. The Carnegie Hall Concert
    by Ecm Records
    Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000H4VXGE
    Sales Rank: 74
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bravo - I wish I were there.
    I have been a fan of Keith Jarrett for a long time.I was even lucky enough to hear one of his live concerts in Milwaukee many years ago.Most people don't understand his groaning while he plays.They don't understand how he is in another place and plane when he performs his incredible improvisations.They don't understand or appreciate music that has feeling and soul.Being a musician myself, I can understand this - however, I have never achieved a level of technical ability that Keith Jarrett has.I can only dream of achieving something close in my lifeteime.Keith Jarrett is an inspiration to me and I wish there were more music in the world like his.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great concert...flawed presentation
    I wholeheartedly agree with Christopher Vickery that the audience applause at the end of the tracks is excessive and annoying. I followed his advice and used Audacity to edit out that applause. Now I can get back to enjoying this beautiful performance.
    5-0 out of 5 stars an absolutely radiant and powerful performance
    As a longtime fan of Keith Jarrett, I've held "The Koln Concert" up high on a lofty pedestal as one of the truly inspiring recordings of all time.
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    Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Modern Creative    4. Pop    5. United States of America   


    2. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
    by Blue Note Records
    Audio CD (27 September, 2005)
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    Asin: B000AV2GCE
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Every year sees a crop of newly found jazz gems, but rarely are listeners treated to anything as special as this 1957 concert recording of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, which was accidentally discovered in an unmarked box by a Library of Congress engineer early in 2005. Until now, fans could only dream of hearing these two immortals play together beyond the three studio tracks they left behind. But here they are, hitting their stride at an all-star benefit concert, basking in the chemistry they had developed in Monk's quartet during the preceding weeks at New York's Five Spot. Coltrane's playing is a revelation. He's both an inspired accompanist and a galvanizing soloist, taking the music to new heights with his bold, brilliantly challenging, and sometimes jaw-dropping phrases, note clusters, and blasts of power. Sharing with Coltrane a newfound sense of freedom following the personal and professional troubles that had plagued them both, Monk is clearly tickled to be in the tenorist's presence, injecting humorous commentaries and otherwise asserting his eccentric genius as a pianist. The material, which was very well recorded by the Voice of America, includes Monk classics like "Epistrophy," "Monk's Moods," and "Evidence," as well as a striking rendition of the standard "Sweet and Lovely." This is music that not only bears repeated listenings, but also demands them--the ultimate definition of a classic. Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars didn't love it
    I think both these artists are just too strong in personality to share the same stage. Coletrane seems very laid back and playing the amiable sideman for the most part. Monk is not at his weird Monk-ist by a long shot. There's a l-o-n-g bass solo that defies you not to hit the skip-track button. I have never experienced boredom or impatience in the work of these giants, but I felt it here.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Brief History Lesson
    I could go on and on about the good points of this CD, but it would be pointless seeing that it has a 4.5 star rating after 97 reviews. I will however clear up some inaccurate statements, so those who are thinking about purchasing the CD won't be unjustly persuaded, and those new to Jazz won't take such statements as fact.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Thelonious Rules
    Despite rumors to the contrary Thelonious Monk has not been living in a monastery. No, honestly this disc of the misplaced of 1957 Carnegie Hall performance is a respectable recording.Monk is in true form here.
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    Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Pop    4. United States of America   


    3. The Köln Concert
    by Ecm Records
    Audio CD (16 November, 1999)
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    Asin: B0000262WI
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A musical chameleon, pianist Keith Jarrett was at his finest when he recorded these sustained solo improvisations in a German concert hall in 1975, the first lasting 26 minutes, the second 40. Melodies and rhythmic figures arise fluidly from his fingers as he moves from one idea to another, while his strong left hand is often used for repeated motifs that generate a rolling hypnotic power. This couples with strongly consonant harmonies to impart the flavor of gospel music at times, dance musics and Debussy at others. Above all, it's Jarrett's ability to knit all of his moods and wanderings into an almost seamless tapestry of warm and tuneful ideas that gives this music its enduring appeal. Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Revisitng an old friend and seeing that they've aged....
    I first bought this upon its original release and like many writers here was swept up by Jarrett's prodigious pianistic vocabulary and technique, improvisational stamina and potent romanticism. Now having listened to the complete concert for the first time in over twenty years I found my reactions--both emotional and aestethically--much less raputous than previously. While there is no doubt Koln represents a sustained improvisational accomplishment, I am much less forgiving of the passages throughout the concert that evidence harmonic sentimentality, self importance, self indulgence and aimlessness. There is still an undeniable beauty in many passages, an enviable synthesis of many pianistic traditions and real invention that comes in impressive waves but it is just as marked by the faults I heard as its triumphs. When I first heard it I got caught up in the cult of genius surrounding the record and by the audacity of the endeavor, but now I think I hear it more clearly--warts and all. No doubt it still has the capacity to "blow away" a listener who comes to it at a certain moment, but over time it blows me away less than it makes me wistful about a certain naivete I had back in the day.

    5-0 out of 5 stars this is the one solo piano album...
    If I had only one choice of solo piano album music to play for the remainder of my life, this one is it!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Improvised live recording
    This is Jarrett's most rewarding solo recordings, completely improvised without any prior planning and released as 2 LP set in 1975.
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    Subjects:  1. Free Improvisation    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Modern Creative    5. Pop    6. Post-Bop    7. United States of America   


    4. Live in Paris
    by Umvd Labels
    Audio CD (01 October, 2002)
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    Asin: B00006J9OT
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Recorded at the historic Olympia Theatre in Paris in November 2001, this is Diana Krall's first live album. Backed by her quicksilver comboof bassist John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton, and guitarist JohnPisano (on some tracks), Krall's jazz heritage comes through loud and clear on this programof standards, ballads, and bossa novas. On Peggy Lee's "I Love Being Herewith You," Bob Dorough's "Devil May Care," and Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," Krall's snappy, postbop piano playing shows off her debt to Nat "King" Cole and Jimmy Rowles. Her cool contralto vocals are illuminated by the Orchestre Symphonique Europeen, under the direction of Alan Broadbent, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Claus Ogerman. Krall's deep take on Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" is a great choice for an encore, and the CD concludes with Billy Joel's "Just theWay You Are" (a studio track from a film called Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Thinking about the DVD???
    Buy it. Now. Stop reading.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great CD for testing speakers.
    Love it or hate it. If you want to test your speakers for mid range replication. This is the CD to have. Raw vocals with all the flaws and high points. I love it. Mid range is great. If you are evaluating speakers, don't miss this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Warning: A review by a non-jazz fan
    I should start this review by saying that I am not a jazz fan.I like a little bit every now and then, but I could never build a huge jazz collection.I listen to rock and other popular music-- everything from the Beatles to the Clash to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Tori Amos.However, I came across this Diana Krall CD when I became interested in jazz music thanks to Joni Mitchell.Joni's albums of the '70s are heavily influenced by jazz.I loved them all, so I began looking for other female vocal jazz performers.It was in this way that I stumbled upon Diana Krall's "Live in Paris."
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    Subjects:  1. Jazz    2. Jazz Music    3. Pop   


    5. At UCLA 1965
    by Sunny Side
    Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000HIVQI0
    Sales Rank: 1634
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Out of chaos, a cohesive statement
    We should all thank Sue Mingus for releasing the gems from the Mingus vault, and this one is a keeper. I gather from the chat that Mingus had been scheduled top play at the Moneterey Festival, but that his set got cut short. So he unrolls the whole thing here at UCLA. As always with Mingus there is a political and social subtext to the performance and in this case that reaches a very poignant peak with the closing "Don't Let It Happen Here." Before you get there though, and particularly on the first disc, there is a wild ride that seems completely out of control. You have Mingus introducing and backing up on comments as he goes along, there are false starts and deconstructed endings that leave you wondering what in the name of whoever is going on. The music is complex and difficult, and yet in the midst of whatever cataclysm is busrting, somehow the blues or swing breakout. It is an unbelievable ride. The focus increases on the second disc, but make no mistake about it, the compositions freely swing from free cacaphony to brilliant standard big band with a restless energy that gathers you in.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond superlatives
    Last week was the 40th anniversary of a seminal event in jazz history. On September 25, 1965, composer/bassist/pianist Charles Mingus and his octet lumbered into a small auditorium on the UCLA campus to perform one of the open workshops Mingus became famous for. It was an event that allowed a select audience to watch a jazz master at work, struggling to make sense of the music in his head and lay a foundation for his group to interpret that music.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating journey into the creative process of an American genius.
    "Mingus at UCLA 1965" is a remarkable document, possibly the most important music release of 2006, providing your criteria extend beyond mere audio quality and musical precision. This was not a concert but a Mingus "workshop," as he insisted on calling such affairs.Mingus wanted the audience to experience the creative process as much as the product. Consequently, to the extent that the recording omits visual information relevant to that process the accompanying notes in the form of Sue Mingus' elegant prose are arguably integral with the music on the two discs.
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    Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Bop    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop    6. Progressive Big Band   


    6. Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note
    by Sunny Side
    Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000HIVQIA
    Sales Rank: 3503
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
    In December of 1976, Charles Mingus and his quintet performed a series of concerts in Tokyo playing a stripped down version of big band arrangements by Mingus, and of those he admired. Thirty years later, the fourteen piece band that keeps the Mingus name as a legacy performed in Tokyo, playing fully orchestrated versions of the songs Mingus' quintet offered Japanese audiences a generation beforehand. Live In Tokyo is a document of this return engagement.
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    Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Big Bands    3. Bop    4. Jazz    5. Pop    6. Post-Bop    7. Progressive Big Band   


    7. The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
    by Riverside
    Audio CD (13 September, 2005)
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    Asin: B000AMJEKA
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Bill Evans, with virtuoso bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, reinvented the jazz piano trio, creating stunning contrapuntal dialogues that merged luminous lyricism with layers of complex, elusive harmonies, its moments of limpid beauty suddenly giving way to surging rhythms. The trio's finest recorded moments, these performances were captured just 10 days before LaFaro's death in a car accident. The original releases--Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Under Bill Evans hands, the jazz becomes poetry!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A time machine trip!
    Although I still praise JVC for coming up with this idea of presenting the entire recording as it was performed in the first place, this US reissue surpasses the previous issue in Japan in two ways;
    5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the greatest piano trio record of all time
    This is an amazing set.Nothing about it is routine.It can still after some 40 years delight and challenge most listeners. Evans places with harmonic sophistication and simplicity that is often infused with real romance."Waltz for Debbie" is a great example of this.
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    Subjects:  1. Cool    2. Jazz    3. Modal Music    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop    6. United States of America   


    8. Dizzy's Business
    by Mcg Jazz
    Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000HIVOAU
    Sales Rank: 7114
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    Subjects:  1. Big Bands    2. Jazz    3. Modern Big Band    4. Pop    5. Standards   


    9. With One Voice
    by Narada
    Audio CD (27 September, 2005)
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    Asin: B000AV2G2E
    Sales Rank: 9574
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Still Very Much Jazz Piano, But With Gospel Influence...
    Award-winning Ramsey Lewis has produced a live CD that is not such a radical departure from his jazz piano style that it should both his regular jazz fans while reaching out to a broader audience, Christians (if they hear about it).WITH ONE VOICE, despite the title, is pretty much an instrumental CD, with some vocals provided by a gospel choir, Smokie Norful and on perhaps my favorite song, the 8-minute "Healed Heart," the R&B sound of Darius Brooks.The CD opens with a unique, choir-accompanied cover of the upbeat and well-known "Oh Happy Day"--and Lewis doesn't cut this track short, but gives us 6-1/2 celebratory minutes. Other notable songs include "Trees," which has some interesting strings, and "Keep the Spirit," with its reggae beat and sounds accompanying the piano.This is just a delightfully fresh, worshipful CD, nice for a gift--even to oneself(!), something to have playing in the background as I go about routine activities.For clarification, though this CD has been described by some as a "gospel" CD, and in a way it is, it is still primarily a jazz style CD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Condition
    My CD "With one voice", by Ramsey Lewis was in excellent condition when I received it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars amazing blend of Jazz and Gospel
    This is the freshest sound in jazz in years and one of the best. The fusion of Ramsey Lewis' driving piano with a large choir is amazingly powerful when both play off the same melody lines, but even the soft sounds at times are beautiful. I only hope he does more albums like this one. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Black Gospel    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Gospel Choir    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Traditional Gospel    8. United States of America   


    10. One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note
    by Impulse Records
    Audio CD (11 October, 2005)
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    Asin: B000B0QOJA
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hard work but worth it.
    If you like the later, freer, more open works of John Coltrane then you will absolutely love this album. It is hard work though, and not for the uninitiated. It requires a decision to engage oneself with this incredible musician, to open your spirit and allow his music to effect, move and change you. If you are jumping in to John Coltrane for the first time, I do not suggest that you start here. May I suggest earlier works like 'Soultane' or 'Bluetrane' as jumping in points.

    5-0 out of 5 stars classic 'trane
    the sessions at the half note present the classic coltrane quartet at the height of its powers. this version of afro blue rivals the cut on "live at birdland."

    2-0 out of 5 stars What is up with the shorting out on the one up and down
    Dont Get Me wrong I love Coltrane i cant sleep unless im listening to him. Also the sound quality is very good except on the song one up one down the microphone or the recording shorts out atleast 20 times during the song. Now The positives AFRO BLUE is my favorite song he plays even though its mambo santamaria i give trane lots of credit for doing covers of songs most stubbern jazz players wouldnt do that also my favorite things isnt the best ive heard but its decent. so in closing theres only 4 songs one is great but the one up one down mix is all screwed up but i still can recomend this album rip trane the best ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Free Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop    6. United States of America   


    11. Live at Birdland
    by Grp Records
    Audio CD (05 November, 1996)
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    Asin: B000003N8O
    Sales Rank: 3929
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Coltrane v. FatFreddie
    This might be my favorite Coltrane record.The disc adds one song not on the lp--Vilia from the operetta "The Merry Widow."I really like it all-especially "I Want To Talk About You" and "Afro-Blue."
    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
    The title is a bit misleading since only the first three cuts are 'live' recordings.
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE QUARTET
    I agree 100% with the following
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    Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop   


    12. Vienna Concert
    by Ecm Records
    Audio CD (07 March, 2000)
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    Asin: B0000247YQ
    Sales Rank: 17768
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Holy Grail
    This concert, in Jarrett's own words, doesn't just throw sparks but speaks the language of the flame itself. I have to agree with the other reviewers in saying that there is something mystical about this concert, beyond words, beyond any explanation, even for Jarrett. It is symmetrical, it is profound, and it speaks of an incredible journey of incredible depth.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Intensely emotional improvised adventure
    This is one of my favorite solo piano concerts by Keith Jarrett.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Jarrett's finest hour
    The art of improvisation has been embedded in music for as long as music itself has existed.Contrary to popular belief, improvisation is not reserved for only jazz musicians.The undisputed masters of classical Western music - J.S. Bach, Mozart, Liszt - were incredible improvisors, though most probably consider them strict, verbatim composers.Great composition, however, flows from the same river as great improvisation, and sometimes, the two meld into one, uniting the two most significant musical disciplines into a seamless artistic statement.Keith Jarrett has done an immense amount of solo piano improvisation and has come away with some wonderful works, but never has he composed spontanteously, with such beauty, on the piano as he did on that glorious night in Vienna.
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    Subjects:  1. Free Improvisation    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop   


    13. Live Art
    by Warner Bros / Wea
    Audio CD (10 September, 1996)
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    Asin: B000002N7R
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You have got to hear this album!
    This has to be the most incredible album I've heard in years. My introduction to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones was on a trip to the States from the UK in 1993 on business. I flicked on the TV in my hotel room and there was a music festival on. I watched the incredible wizardry of Victor Wooton on the bass and was transfixed. Never before had I heard a banjo sound so exciting as it was they way Bela Fleck played it. I had only a few minutes to listen before I had to leave, but that experience left its mark. Why then did it take me 13 years to try out a Flecktones album? God knows, but all I can say is BUY THIS ALBUM! Whatever musical vibe you're into, whether Jazz, Bluegrass, etc, I can guarantee you will LOVE this album. The music is sensational, and the incredible talent of all the musicians is something I find it hard to put in words. As you can tell, I'm now hooked on Bela Fleck and the Flecktones! And I suspect you will be too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really fun stuff !
    This has to be one of my favorite live CDs I have.It is really refreshing to hear this stuff live even if you own all of the studio CDs the Flecktones have made.Unlike many other bands, these guys always change things up during each live event.Each song during every concert is never played the same way...not only does that keep it fresh for the listener, I'm sure it also keeps it fresh for the Flecktones.
    5-0 out of 5 stars great cd
    i'm a fusion/metheny/rippingtons/corea fan...being bored with much of todays music happened to purchase this cd after reading some reviews...now own about 6 of their cd's...this was the first one i purchased and i think overall my favorite.if you have any interest in jazz/fusion/bluegrass/or a mixture of all 3 i would highly advise giving this group and in particular this cd a try...you won't be disappointed. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Fusion    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Progressive Bluegrass   


    14. Sunday at the Village Vanguard
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    Asin: B000000Y87
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This live recording by the Bill Evans Trio at the Village Vanguard on June 25, 1961, marked the end of one of the most sublime instrumental combinations in jazz history when bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident 10 days later. This unit is underdocumented because Evans, a notorious perfectionist, was reluctant to record. The interchange between Evans on piano, LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums is balletic in its balance of emotional beauty and technical precision. Multiple takes of "Gloria's Step," "Alice in Wonderland," "All of You," and "Jade Visions" show how the invention these players brought to each performance makes repeated material sound like movements in a suite. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Quietly Powerful
    Sometimes I listen to this recording and I think to myself, "Why did I stop taking piano lessons at seven years old?" But I am glad that some little boys continued with their lessons; notably Bill Evans.
    3-0 out of 5 stars i just cannot understand why
    this CD arranges the songs the way it does.I love the sounds, the jazz, the piano, the bass, yeah all of that stuff is good and all, but why do I have to hear the same song twice in a row multiple times? Explain to me why there shouldn't be the six differnt songs (by title) and then the four repeats tacked onto the end so as to excite a "Wow, yeah that was a great song, I don't mind hearing it again" instead of a "I just heard that song?"
    5-0 out of 5 stars Bill Evans
    One of the best albums ever made. The "last Recording" in San F. (Berkley) is just as good. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ballads    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Modal Music    5. Piano    6. Pop    7. Post-Bop    8. United States of America   


    15. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club'
    by Blue Note Records
    Audio CD (03 July, 1995)
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    Asin: B000005GY5
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "Live at 'The Club'" boasts the cover of this 1966 album. Of course, this turned out to be a lie, as did the entirety of the original liner notes. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good fun
    Performed in front of a studio crowd plyed with free drinks, Cannonball and company (Nat, Joe Zawinul, Victor Gaskin & Roy McCurdy) play six funky songs.First Cannonball speaks to the crowd, then the band gets in the groove.The groove is a strength and weakness of the album, with the exception of the title track, the songs don't stand out very strongly from each other.The title track has the most interesting songwriting, though the fact that it was a crossover hit surprises me.It's very good, though.The playing is all top-notch, too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my best cds
    The title track "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," alone, is enough reason to buy this album.This recording captures the electricity of this particular show to the extent that the listener may at points truly get a feeling like they're sitting in the room with the band.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Serious fun
    This is hard bop at its essence.It's funky, fun, exciting, and most of all it's emotionally-charged.I tend to find myself driving to it a lot.
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    Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Soul-Jazz   


    16. Complete Jazz at Massey Hall
    by Jazz Factory
    Audio CD (27 April, 2004)
    list price: $13.99 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B0000A0DS4
    Sales Rank: 7116
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Best musicians of an era... performing together!
    Everybody should thanks Mingus for taping this concert. It was an unique reunion of the greatest musicians of an era: Charlie "Bird" Parker, Dizzy Gillepsie, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Mingus himself. A memorable night in which they show the public(about 700 persons acording to the booklet) the magic of their music and their amazing musicianship.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The only hall you'll need
    The recent hype about the discovery of the Diz-Bird concert at Town Hall in 1945 led me to compare it with their other two "live" recordings: the Carnegie Hall concert of 1947 and the Massey Hall concert of 1953.Give the nod to the Massey Hall date.The audio, though admittedly problematic, still has more "presence" than the other two dates; the solos are both more extended and more inspired; the overall level of musicianship is inarguably of a higher order (Bud Powell clearly blows away both Al Haig and JohnLewis, the pianists on the other two recordings).
    5-0 out of 5 stars What was Mingus on?

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    Subjects:  1. Big Band    2. Bop    3. Jazz    4. Leader   


    17. The Bill Holman Band Live
    by Jazzed Media
    Audio CD (07 June, 2005)
    list price: $16.99 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B0009Q33N6
    Sales Rank: 8773
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bill Holman Band Live
    This Band is one of the best I have heard of late! I remember Bill Holman working in the 90's with the WDR Big Band (the Radio Big Band of Cologne/Germany). Musicians and audience were raving about his scores.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Youth is without question....
    ...wasted on the young. I love this Bill Holman guy. I've been listening to him for many years, like 50, without even knowing who he was. He's the guy behind the best of all big band arrangements. He's like the Duke. Now that I'm getting up there too it's hard to express how fortunate my indebtedness is to such a marvelous and great talent. Hey I've been saving this up so give me a little room to praise the best of the best. No pandering here, I don't even know him but I got his picture on the cd cover and he looks like an old fart like me. Thanks Bill. The album is tight, fit and smart with virtuoso talent. A day in the life.bob smith vashon,wa.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bill Holman's band, live
    Exciting charts from Bill Holman -- all original, and done with the brilliance of his band, made up of the best jazz/studio musicians in southern California. The charts are near impossible to just read... like many of the big band arrangements by Gil Evans for Miles Davis. Holman and Evans are thousands of miles ahead of any other big band writers. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Big Band    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop    6. The Bill Holman Band is considered one of the greatest working big bands on the current jazz scene, and delivers rich and complex big band scores.    7. United States of America   


    18. Twenty Five
    by Heads Up
    Audio CD (23 May, 2006)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $14.99
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    Asin: B000FAOC54
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In 1981, a group of sessions musicians decided to form a band and call themselves the Yellowjackets. In the 21st century, they are still stinging listeners and critics with their tradition-laden, groove-oriented sound.This combination CD/DVD captures the current group -- founding members, bassist Jimmy Haslip and keyboardist Russ Ferrante, with saxophonist Bob Mintzer and drummer Marcus Baylor – live during their 2005 European tour. With the exception of Spyro Gyra, no other ensemble has so expertly navigated the blurry lines between acoustic, fusion, and smooth jazz as these guys.The material, culled from the tour, comprises some of their greatest hits, including a spirited retake of the gospel-tinged "Jacketown," the sumptuous ballad "Geraldine," and the edgy, avant-garde leaning "Runferyerlife" and "Free Town." Supplemented by the DVD's concert footage, along with some revealing interviews with past and present band members, the "buzz" on this band shows no signs of diminishing. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Yellowjackets 25
    The Yellowjackets are a superb jazz group, and I feel best heard live. This double CD set shows off these extremeley talented musicians . The intro to the first song is worth the price of the CD.Donnie Walton

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
    during the last decade the jellowjackets have shifted their sound from real fusion to jazz mxing again swing and bop. this is a wonderful mixture especially driven by r. ferrantes outstanding feeling for melodies. this record to their 25th anniversary includes a live set focusing on tunes from their last studio records. The package also includes a DVD showing a recent gig in an italian jazz club as well as interviews and other information about 25 years of yellowjackets. after buying it, I was listening it for several days....really great stuff. highly recommended not only for fans like me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love These Guys
    I think these guys are in a class all their own.And for them to provide not only a CD but a DVD, you can't go wrong. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Fusion    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz   


    19. Swiss Movement:Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition
    by Atlantic / Wea
    Audio CD (18 June, 1996)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $7.99
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    Asin: B0000033T6
    Sales Rank: 10456
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    • Original recording reissued
    • Original recording remastered

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best live jazz performances ever.
    This is one of the best jazz performances I've ever heard.It's especially amazing given the fact that the musicians had never played together or rehearsed before performing live.This is a must have CD for jazz lovers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Swiss Movement
    Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Donald Dean, Benny Bailey, and Leroy Vinegar were superb at Montreaux and get an A+. "Compared to What" just tore it up and most likely set the mood and tempo for the whole festival. I would have hated to go on after these ALLSTARS performed. The music on this disc is timeless. People will be enjoying it long, long after all of them are gone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Shut up, sit down, and listen."
    June 21, 1969. Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year. Many consider this to be the greatest live jazz performance ever to be captured on tape. A conglomeration of musicians was assembled for the final night of the Montreux festival. These cats said hello to each other, sat down, and proceeded to wail. The mood here is electric. This was my introduction to what Jazz can be like. Thank God Almighty for Improv Jazz! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Jazz    2. Jazz Music    3. Pop    4. Post-Bop    5. Soul-Jazz    6. United States of America   


    20. Strange Fruit
    Audio CD (11 July, 2006)
    list price: $13.99 -- our price: $12.99
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    Asin: B000GDI24W
    Sales Rank: 2523
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A Strange incomplete release of the landmark Sting/Gil Evans Italian collaboration
    Though you can't tell from the poorly-selected samples included here, the Gil Evans band does indeed actually play on this CD, sometimes in a full force wall of complex voicings (though the full horn section is usually used sparingly -- after all, how much time could Gil Evans have had to write the arrangements for this one-night stand?). Also, tracks 3, 6 and 9 don't involve Sting at all, being from a completely different Gil Evans live performance (in Belgrade) eleven years earlier!
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Adult Contemporary    3. England    4. Jazz    5. Pop    6. Pop/Rock   


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