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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Webster!, 6 Feb. 2008
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This is a joy! Ben Webster surprises in this late stage of his career by playing very well indeed! In fact it looks like this makes Oscar Peterson and NHØP very happy as they are smiling more and more as the concert proceed.
Fine pictures and fine sound , - this must be recommended to all fans of swinging, no-nonsense jazz!


Duke Ellington: Berlin Concert 1969 [DVD]
Duke Ellington: Berlin Concert 1969 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Duke Ellington

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely passable Berlin concert, 18 Jan. 2008
The quality of the film is barely passable, although it has some interesting moments. The band has Nelson Williams, Benny Bailey and Åke Persson substituting for some of the regulars, but they do not leave any impact other that they mess things up behind Johnny Hodges on "Things ain't..." - and Wild Bill Davis is a bore..
The highlight is a fine rendition of "Don't get around much anymore" featuring Hodges. The concert from Copenhagen a few days later in the Masters series is much better having better music and above all fine pictures.
The bonus tracks appear in "Duke Ellington live in '58" in the Jazz Icons series, and the latter holds much more material in much better quality.
Buy the Copenhagen recordings and the Jazz Icons CD instead - and you'll be happy!


Louis Armstrong - Live In Stockholm 1962 [DVD] [2007]
Louis Armstrong - Live In Stockholm 1962 [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Louis Armstrong
Price: £6.13

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FINE MUSIC - BAD PICTURE, 29 Oct. 2007
Louis Armstrong, Trummy Young, Joe Darensbourg, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Danny Barcelona in concert... the music is standard Armstrong performances from the period, but alas, the picture quality is not very good.
After all it is possible to recognize the participants, but it is not a pleasure to watch.
That goes for the bonus part, too.


Joe Williams & Friends
Joe Williams & Friends
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: £5.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jaz festival stuff, 22 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Joe Williams & Friends (Audio CD)
Live recording from the Cannes Festival 1979. Joe Williams is present on some titles, Carmen McRae on other titles, and Cat Anderson has a couple of solo outings. The whole affair is backed by the Claude Bolling Orchestra, the arrangements may be by Thad Jones, but he is not heard playing. This music has been reissued a lot of times on different labels.


Live At Basin Street East [Spanish Import]
Live At Basin Street East [Spanish Import]
Offered by UKMusicFiendz
Price: £11.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sextet and trio!, 18 Nov. 2006
This CD is listed as being by the Benny Goodman Sextet, but actually it is 40 minutes of The Benny Goodman Trio (Goodman, Mel Powell, Morey Feld) and 30 minutes of the Sextet (Charlie Shavers, Goodman, Powell, Feld... et al.). Goodman is in decent form in the trio numbers but he is clearly spurred on by Shavers in the sextet numbers. This is fine music, Mel Powell being in great form and Shavers nearly outdoing Goodman in a monster version of "That's plenty". But you could have wished that there was more of the sextet.


JATP FRANKFURT 1952/_FRANKFURT, 1952
JATP FRANKFURT 1952/_FRANKFURT, 1952
Offered by AVIDES UK
Price: £27.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great JATP Concert!, 14 Sept. 2006
Amazingly good concert, everybody is in high spirits', this concert being the last by this troupe in Europe 1952. Remarkably fiery solos by Lester Young and Flip Phillips, Lester is not to be defeated despite Phillips' hot playing, and his version of "I cover the waterfront" is a little gem!

Everybody is relaxing and injecting a lot of musical humour during the proceedings.

A concert which should not be missed by everyone interested in JATP and the great stars participating!


Something Old Something New
Something Old Something New
Price: £19.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mainstream, 24 Feb. 2006
CD 1 is historical and very interesting indeed, but CD 2 is the best swing/mainstream session I have heard for a long long time! Highly inspired playing from Randy Sandke, Dick Hyman, Jerome himself - and especially from George Masso!


Lucky Strikes
Lucky Strikes

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky strikes indeed!, 8 July 2004
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This review is from: Lucky Strikes (Audio CD)
Lucky Thompson is one of the unsung heroes of saxophone playing, being one of the first to adopt the soprano saxophone to modern jazz, and a great tenor player, too. He is heard on both on this CD. This is one of his best recordings and gives a fine impression of his music. Recorded 1964 this great session is a classic.


Jackson's Ville
Jackson's Ville
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £21.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great music, short playing time!, 8 July 2004
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This review is from: Jackson's Ville (Audio CD)
Milt Jackson and Lucky Thompson have a superb partnership on this 1956 session. Lucky Thompson is heard in his best form and the rhythm section couldn't be better.
One only wishes that the playing time was up to today's standards, this excellent CD plays only for 30 minutes....


Plenty, Plenty Soul
Plenty, Plenty Soul
Price: £6.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic all star dates 1957, 8 July 2004
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This review is from: Plenty, Plenty Soul (Audio CD)
Milt Jackson is heard in two sessions. First session by a nine piece group with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and others, arrangements by Quincy Jones. The second session a sextet date with Joe Newman, Lucky Thompson, Horace Silver among others.
Fine solos by all, Milt Jackson in his usual good form and Adderley, Newman and Thompson equally good, maybe better!


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