1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: Re: Person I Knew; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; I Fall in Love to Easily; Stairway to the Stars; If You Could See Me Now; It Might As Well Be Spring; In Love in Vain; Very Early
Artists: Bill Evans (Piano)/Bill Evans Trio (Piano)
Bill Evans Trio: Bill Evans (piano); Chuck Israels (bass); Paul Motian (drums).
Recorded at Sound Makers, Inc, New York, New York on May 17 & 29 and June 2, 1962. Originally released on Riversi...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: Well, You Needn't; These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You); Barbados; Star Eyes; Over the Rainbow; Pent-Up House; Ballata in Forma Di Blues; Blues in the Closet
Artists: Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)/Chet Baker Sextet
Includes four bonus tracks recorded with film composer Ennio Morricone.
Personnel includes: Chet Baker (vocals, trumpet); Ennio Morricone (arranger); Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute); Rene...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: Hog Callin' Blues; Devil Woman; Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am; Ecclusiastics; Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me; Eat That Chicken; Passions of a Man
Artists: Charles Mingus
Personnel: Charles Mingus (vocals, bass); Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Knepper (trombone); Doug Watkins (bass); Dannie ...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: What's New; Let's Face the Music and Dance; Stablemates; I Remember You; I Love You; I'll Take Romance; 116th and Lenox
Artists: Jackie McLean
Personnel: Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Walter Bishop Jr. (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Art Taylor (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: Opus De Funk; Almost Like Being in Love; Autumn Leaves; Say Eyes; Gone With the Wind; If Someone Had Told Me; Shirley's Theme
Artists: Johnny "Hammond" Smith
While organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith never attained the status of Jimmy Smith, he nonetheless fronted first-rate bands and accumulated a fine discography. Recorded in 1961, Opus de Funk brings togeth...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: Without a Song; Where Are You; John S; Bridge, The; God Bless the Child; You Do Something to Me
Artists: Sonny Rollins
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Jim Hall (guitar); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Ben Riley, Harry T. Saunders (drums).
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, New York, New York on January 30 & Febr...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-30Tracks: G.W.; On Green Dolphin Street; Les; 245; Glad to Be Unhappy; Miss Toni
Artists: Eric Dolphy/Eric Dolphy Quintet
Personnel: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Jaki Byard (piano); George Tucker (bass); Roy Haynes (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englew...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-02Artists: The Jazz Crusaders
The Jazz Crusaders' second recording is most notable for the introduction of Wayne Henderson's "The Young Rabbits," the best-known of the seven group originals which are performed on this LP along wit...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-02Tracks: Boo's Tune; Angel Eyes; Four Five Six; Story, The; Dat Dere; Misty; Sister Sadie
Artists: Hank Crawford
More Soul is Hank Crawford's first album as a leader, issued in 1960 after he left the Ray Charles band. Leading a septet on a debut is am ambitious feat, but in Crawford's case, it is also an impress...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-02Tracks: Easy Does it; Old Devil Moon; Little Busy, A; I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You; Pretty Memory; If You Could See Me Now; I Thought About You; Groovin' High
Artists: Bobby Timmons
Personnel: Bobby Timmons (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Recorded in March 1961.
Pianist Bobby Timmons, who became famous for his funky originals and soulful playing, most...continue...
1 CD / Hallmark / 2014-09-02Tracks: See See Rider; Sugar Hill; I Got a Woman; Messin' Around; Gracie; Come on Baby; Motorin' Along
Artists: Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Smith's superb keyboard technique is only half of his musical magic. The other is his astonishing ability to paint atmospheres and create exquisite moods. The feeling of this album is perfectly evince...continue...