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Various Artists: Hittin' on All Six: A History of Jazz [Box]
Various Artists: Hittin' on All Six: A History of Jazz [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2010-09-28

Tracks: Steppin' on the Blues - Lonnie Johnson; Wild Cat - Eddie Lang; For No Reason at All in C - Eddie Lang; Doin' Things - Eddie Lang; Savoy Blues; Mooche, The - Lonnie Johnson; Have to Change Keys (To Pl...
Artists: Various Artists

The ninth release in the ever more successful Proper Box series. This four CD set tells the story of the jazz guitar from New Orleans...continue...
Jazz guitar fans should be thrilled by this lavish box set from Proper. Just as they did with they equally impressive survey of jazz drumming (Engine Room: A History of Jazz Drumming From Storyville t...continue...
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Louis Armstrong: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
Louis Armstrong: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection

3 CD / Proper Records / 2010-07-26

Artists: Louis Armstrong
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Lucky Thompson: A Proper Introduction to Lucky Thompson: Just One More Chance
Lucky Thompson: A Proper Introduction to Lucky Thompson: Just One More Chance

1 CD / Proper Records / 2004-11-30

Tracks: Test Pilots, Pts. 1 & 2; I'm in the Mood for Love; Sugar Hip; Why Not; No-Good Man Blues; Irresistible You; Phace; Rhythm in a Riff; Don't Drive This Jive Away; Vout Rhythm; Hour of Parting, The; Che...
Artists: Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson was one of the great tenors to emerge during the 1940s and one of the first modern saxophonists. He played with Count Basie...continue...
Liner Note Author: Joop Visser.

Proper continues it's excellent Introduction To series with this volume of tracks that either include Lucky Thompson as a prominently featured sideman or as a le...continue...
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Ella Fitzgerald: Romance and Rhythm
Ella Fitzgerald: Romance and Rhythm

4 CD / Proper Records / 2004-07-27

Artists: Ella Fitzgerald

Import exclusive four CD set highlights the first half of the jazz vocalist's amazing career, from her time with Chick Webb's Orchestra to her first...continue...
Personnel: Chick Webb & His Orchestra, Ellis Larkins, Louis Armstrong.

The four-disc Ella Fitzgerald box set released by Proper is one of the most complete assessments of her early career, with...continue...
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Benny Carter (Sax): The Music Master
Benny Carter (Sax): The Music Master

4 CD / Proper Records / 2004-05-25

Artists: Benny Carter (Sax)

4CD set with booklet featuring full liner notes & discography, tracing the career of this amazing musician from 1930 to 1952. Carter led and wrote...continue...
Personnel: Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet); Django Reinhardt (guitar); Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson (piano).

Arranger: Benny Carter ....continue...
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Donald Peers: A Proper Introduction to Donald Peers: In a Shady Nook
Donald Peers: A Proper Introduction to Donald Peers: In a Shady Nook

1 CD / Proper Records / 2004-04-06

Tracks: In a Shady Nook (By a Babbling Brook); Far Away Places; On the 5:45; Powder Your Face With Sunshine; Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly); Last Mile Home; Dear Hearts & Gentle People; Music! Music! Music!; E...
Artists: Donald Peers

Digitally remastered anthology presented in a digipak with an 8 booklet. Includes rare photos, session details and biographical notes of the artist. proper. 2006...continue...
IN A SHADY NOOK is a 15-track introduction to British jazz singer Donald Peers, including "Far Away Places."...continue...
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George Shearing: A Proper Introduction to George Shearing: Conception
George Shearing: A Proper Introduction to George Shearing: Conception

1 CD / Proper Records / 2004-04-02

Tracks: Moon Over Miami; September in the Rain; Good to the Last Bop; Bop Look & Listen; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Nothing But D Best; Conception; I'll Remember April; Pick Yourself Up; I'll Be Around;...
Artists: George Shearing

Digitally remastered anthology presented in a digipak with an 8 booklet. Includes rare photos, session details and biographical notes of the artist. Proper. 2006...continue...
The digitally remastered anthology of George Shearing's CONCEPTION includes rare photos, artist biography and additional anecdotal notes. The 27 tracks include "Moon Over Miami" and "Somewhere Over th...continue...
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Art Tatum: Piano Grand Master [Box]
Art Tatum: Piano Grand Master [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2003-08-19

Artists: Art Tatum

A four CD set with the customary exemplary Properbox standard of packaging and presentation. Includes a 44 page illustrated booklet with authoritative biography/musical critique of...continue...
Includes a 44 page booklet.

Largely self-taught, Art Tatum became one of the most accomplished pianists of the 20th century, and his polyrhythmic inventiveness on the instrument has seldom -- i...continue...
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Slim Gaillard: Laughing in Rhythm [Box]
Slim Gaillard: Laughing in Rhythm [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2003-08-19

Tracks: Flat Foot Floogie; Tutti Frutti; Slim Slam Boogie; Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti); Opera in Vout (Groove Juice Symphony); Potato Chips
Artists: Slim Gaillard

A four CD set with the customary exemplary Properbox standard of packaging and presentation. Includes a 44 page illustrated booklet with authoritative biography and full...continue...
Contains 102 tracks and includes a 44 page booklet.

Recorded between 1937 & 1952.

The Proper label's irresistible trawl through the cumulative vaults of American jazz, country, and rhyth...continue...
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Various Artists: Swing Tanzen Verboten!: Swing Music and Nazi Propaganda [Box]
Various Artists: Swing Tanzen Verboten!: Swing Music and Nazi Propaganda [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2003-05-13

Artists: Various Artists

Subtitled - Swing Music & Nazi Propaganda Swing During World War II. Swing & jazz music was considered undesirable by the Nazis who worked hard...continue...
Contains 95 tracks and a 60 page booklet.

The Proper Box folks have assembled a massive collection of jazz and swing-related material from the second World War, much of it performed right under...continue...
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Wardell Gray: The Wardell Gray Story [Box]
Wardell Gray: The Wardell Gray Story [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2003-03-04

Artists: Wardell Gray

Gray is one of the truly great bebop tenor saxophonists. Often performing in tandem with that other giant Dexter Gordon, Gray also worked with Benny...continue...
Contains 77 tracks.

In keeping with high standards set by the U.K.'s Proper label, Proper Box 55 easily qualifies as the finest single-package anthology ever devoted to the works of tenor saxop...continue...
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Illinois Jacquet: The Illinois Jacquet Story [Box] [Box]
Illinois Jacquet: The Illinois Jacquet Story [Box] [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2002-11-19

Artists: Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet was the tenor saxophonist who informed the world that something new in tenor saxophone stylings had be forged with his famous solo on...continue...
Personnel includes: Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone); Sir Charles Thompson (piano); Bill Doggett (keyboards); Charles Mingus (bass); Art Blakey, Shadow Wilson (drums); Johnny Otis.

Contains 7...continue...
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Charlie Ventura: Bop for the People [Proper] [Box]
Charlie Ventura: Bop for the People [Proper] [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2002-05-07

Artists: Charlie Ventura

This 4CD box-set features the best sides by this, now largely forgotten, big-toned tenor master during his hey-days in the forties. 87 tracks including the...continue...
Recorded in part in Pasadena, California in 1949.

Contains 87 tracks....continue...
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George Shearing: From Battersea to Broadway
George Shearing: From Battersea to Broadway

1 CD / Proper Records / 2002-04-08

Tracks: How Come You Do Me Like You Do; Stomp in F; Blue Boogie; Squeezin' the Blues; Southern Fried; Missouri Scrambler; Wednesday Night Hop; Overnight Hop; Dinah; Jive Bomber; Delayed Action; Jump For Joy;...
Artists: George Shearing

This boxset contains recordings from the first 12 years of George Shearing's career, spanning solo recordings and group recordings with Stephane Grappelli, Harry Parry and Frank Weir, to trio and quin...continue...
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Ben Webster: Big Ben [Box]
Ben Webster: Big Ben [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2002-04-08

Tracks: Without That Gal; Toby; Blue Room, The; Happy as the Day Is Long; Hotter Than 'Ell; Dream Lullaby; Everybody Shuffle; Ghost of Dinah, The; Rigamarole; What a Little Moonlight Can Do; Sunbonnet Blue, ...
Artists: Ben Webster

Ben Webster's development into one of the undisputed masters of the tenor saxophone is depicted in this budget-price box set. From his early days with...continue...
This boxset contains early recordings of Ben Webster as a member of the bands of Blanche Calloway, Bennie Moten, Teddy Wilson and Duke Ellington.

Contains 98 tracks.

Released in 2002, th...continue...
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Sarah Vaughan: Young Sassy [Box]
Sarah Vaughan: Young Sassy [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2001-11-13

Tracks: I'll Wait and Pray; Signing Off; Interlude; No Smokes Blues; East of the Sun (And West of the Moon); Don't Blame Me; Lover Man; What More Can a Woman Do; I'd Rather Have a Memory Than a Dream; Mean t...
Artists: Sarah Vaughan

4 CD compilation that focuses on the early recording career of Sarah Vaughan. Features a 44 page booklet with rare photos, a discography and biography....continue...
Contains a 44 page book.

Personnel includes: Sarah Vaughan (vocals); Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, M...continue...
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Dexter Gordon: Settin' the Pace [Proper] [Box]
Dexter Gordon: Settin' the Pace [Proper] [Box]

4 CD / Proper Records / 2001-05-08

Tracks: I've Found a New Baby; Rosetta; Sweet Lorraine; Blowed and Gone; Blowing the Blues Away; Groovin' High; Blue 'N' Boogie; Lonesome Lover Blues; Last Night; Honeysuckle Rose; Takin' Off; If I Had You; ...
Artists: Dexter Gordon

Over Four Hours of Music On 4 Cd's (55 Tracks) Plus A 44-Page Fully Illustrated Booklet. The 55 Tracks Here Span The Period 1943-1950 &...continue...
Personnel includes: Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Sonny Criss, Barney Kessel.

Recorded between 1943 and 1950.

One of the most important yet o...continue...
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