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Junior Wells
Southside Blues Jam

Delmark DE 628

The follow up to Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark 612), this classic Chicago blues album re-issued in an expanded digipak, "Deluxe Edition" containing unissued performances and a 16-page booklet with many never-before-seen photos.  The Godfather of Blues, Junior Wells is accompanied by Buddy Guy and Louis Myers, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Earnest Johnson, bass; Fred Below, drums.  Recorded December 30, 1969 and January 8, 1970 the five extra performances include "Rock Me", an alternate take of "I Could Have Had Religion", "It's Too Late Brother", "Love My Baby" with Buddy Guy solo and "Got To Play The Blues". 73 minutes plus new notes by producer Bob Koester. A must for blues lovers.



Sax Gordon
In The Wee Small Hours

Delmark DE 5018

Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Kim Wilson, and is featured on recordings by Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Billy Boy Arnold, and most recently Mississippi Heat (Warning Shot, Delmark 839). Now with 4 solo albums and his own show, he brings rocking sax around the globe. But while gaining recognition as a blues and R&B player, Gordon continued playing soulful, straight-ahead jazz with swing-masters like Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Soul-Jazz heroes Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, and Reuben Wilson. On In The Wee Small Hours, his first jazz release, Gordon goes back to the classic organ combo sound and a relaxed session of jazz standards with a deep and soulful sound.



Junior Mance

Sackville SKCD2 2046

Jazz pianist Junior Mance made his first recording at age 19 in 1947 with Gene Ammons. Two years later he recorded with Lester Young and the following year with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons. In '53 Mance was the house pianist at Chicago's Beehive where he accompanied many greats including Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins. Mance made his first album as leader in `59 for Verve and hasn't stopped since. He now has over 50 albums as leader, the latest on his own JunGlo label from 2012 when he was 83 years young. Jubilation is from a 1994 solo piano concert in Toronto. 66 minutes includes "Autumn Leaves", "Georgia On My Mind", St. Louis Blues", "Birks Works", "Lover Man" and 10 more.



George Van Eps
Once In Awhile

Jump 12-6

An amazing and unique jazz guitarist, George Van Eps' made his first recording in 1930. He was busy in the 30s playing with Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and recording with many including Red Norvo. In 1939 Van Eps switched to a seven-string guitar that he designed. After World War II Van Eps settled in the Los Angeles area busy in the film, radio and recording studios. Once In Awhile contains tracks from Van Eps' 1946-49 recordings for the Jump label. Most are trio sides with Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone and Stanley Wrightsman on piano including the 1946 title track, a song he re-recorded in 1949 with bass and drums being issued for the first time on CD here.


In September...


Mississippi Heat
Warning Shot

Delmark DE 839


Though this is Pierre Lacocque's band, and he is the principal songwriter and stage front with his harmonica, there is an ensemble feel to all of Mississippi Heat albums. When you listen to this superb CD, you're not just hearing a band. You're hearing a family, one with a deep love, understanding, and respect for each other. That special guest Sax Gordon is so seamlessly incorporated into their signature sound speaks volumes. Fourteen of the sixteen songs here are new originals. Inetta Visor sings most of the songs while guitarist Michael Dotson sings on his three originals and drummer Kenny Smith sings one of his own. From straight-ahead Chicago blues, boogie and swing to Latin beat, Caribbean and funk Warning Shot is a remarkable musical achievement!

MISSISSIPPI HEAT / Warning Shot -CD *Delmark 839
Blues CD Delmark 839 *BLM





Sackville All-Stars
Christmas Album

Sackville SK 3038

A Christmas album for all seasons! Ralph Sutton is one of the greatest stride and classic jazz pianists of all time. Milt Hinton became famous for "slapping" the bass and being the most recorded jazz musician appearing on well over 1,000 sessions. Gus Johnson also appeared on many sessions playing drums behind Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Jay McShann, Ralph Sutton and many more. Born in Scotland in 1936 soprano saxophonist Jim Galloway is the youngest of the band (by fourteen years!) and has been active on the Canadian jazz scene since the mid `60s. This 1986 recording is one of the best-selling and most popular jazz Christmas albums. And for good reason: these musicians are truly ALL STARS!




Buddy Tate Quartet
Sackville SK 3027

The great Texas tenor delivers the goods on this 1978 quartet session featuring the same rhythm section of Wray Downes (piano), Dave Young (bass) and Pete Magadini (drums) that played with Don Menza on last month's reissue of Bones Blues (Sackville 4004). Tate's first big break came in 1939 when at the age of 26 he joined the Count Basie band and took a killer solo on "Rock A Bye Basie". After ten years with Basie, Tate led his own band for a twenty-year stint at Harlem's Celebrity Club, toured Europe, made club appearances and numerous recordings. The program includes "If You Could See Me Now", "Someday Sweetheart", "Georgia On My Mind", "June Night", "Alone Together" and more. Re-mixed from the original analog tapes this is the first issue on CD of this album!

TATE, BUDDY / Texas Tenor -CD
Jazz CD Sackville 3027





Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
Early Recordings 1915-1932

Jump 12-37

Formed in Seattle, in 1985, The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band plays lesser-known music of the `20s and `30s. For this album the band goes back even further in the teens, songs just about 100 years old. The ECJB has captured the style and essence of original performances, without rote replication. Reinterpretation of material originally done by larger groups is not easy, but the ECJB gets a big sound through fresh, distinctive voicings from the front line threesome, and tight, clear execution from the rhythm section. Leader Tom Jacobus plays some fine tuba and provides most of the musical arrangements. This 1995 session yielded 17 songs including "Stomp Off, Let's Go", "Apex Blues", "Ring Dem Bells" and "Stock Yards Strut". Contains more than a full hour of foot stomping joy.

Jazz-Trad CD Jump 12-37




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