Louis Armstrong Katanga Concert Satchmo gets loose in a live performance with "Perdido," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Blueberry Hill" and other classics.
Chet Baker and Bud Shank, James Dean Story (Blue Note) Soundtrack from the Robert AltmanGeorge W. George documentary on the rebellious heartthrob. Baker (trumpet) and Shank (saxophone) co-wrote the songs.
Jeff Golub, Dangerous Curves (Polygram) Sophomore album from the smooth jazz guitarist. Includes Smash Mouth's "Walking on the Sun" and King Curtis' "Soul Serenade."
Michael Lington, Vivid (Samson Music) Follow-up to the saxophonist's self-titled debut. Features vocalists Randy Crawford and John Pagano.
Eric Mingus, Um...Er...Uh (Some Records) The debut album from the vocalist son of legendary bassist Charles Mingus.
William Parker, Painter's Spring (Thirsty Ear) Pianist Matthew Shippproduced this album from the New York City bassist and founder of the Improvisers Collective.
Jean-Luc Ponty, Very Best of Jean-Luc Ponty (Rhino) A 16-track compilation of the French violinist's greatest hits. Tracks include "Egocentric Molecules" and "Bowing-Bowing."
Rippingtons, Live! Across America (Windham Hill) A compilation of live recordings from guitarist Russ Freeman's band on their Topaz tour. Contains the Hendrix classic "Purple Haze."
Marlon Simon, Rumaba a la Patato (Cubop) Second album from the Venezuelan-born percussionist who has performed with pianist Chucho Valdez and saxophonist Bobby Watson.
Vol. 1: Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars, Vol. 1 (Cubop) Compilation of 14 Latin-themed songs from 1951 to 1986. Features trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, saxophonist John Coltrane, clarinetist Woody Herman and guitarist Kenny Burrell.
Art Blakey, Reflections of Buhaina (Savoy Jazz) First CD Release of drum legend's 1957 recording with saxophonist Jackie McLean. Songs include "Potpourri" and "Capers."
John Coltrane, The Avant-Garde (Rhino) Re-release of the 1960 album with trumpeter Don Cherry, drummer Ed Blackwell and bassists Charlie Haden and Percy Heath. Songs include "Cherryco" and Thelonious Monk's "Bemsha Swing."
John Coltrane, Coltrane Jazz (Rhino) Reissue of the 1959 recording with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Additional tracks include "Like Sonny" and I'll Wait and Pray."
Bob Dorough, Devil May Care (Rhino) Pianist/singer's first record as bandleader in 1956. Features "Yardbird Suite" and "Old Devil Moon."
Don Ellis, Live in 3/4 Time (Blue Note) The re-release of the 1967 album from the trumpeter and orchestra leader. Saxophonist David Sanchez and percussionist Carlos "Patato" Valdes highlight the 21-member band.
Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley, Birth of Hard Bop (Savoy Jazz) Double-CD reissue with previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes of several songs.
Tito Puente, Dance Mania (RCA) Reissue of the recently deceased Latin-jazz legend's hit album from 1958. Co-stars percussionist Ray Barretto and vocalist Santitos Colon.
Buddy Rich Buddy & Soul (Blue Note) Re-release of the big band leader's live 1969 album. Includes two Doors tunes: "Soul Kitchen" and "Hello I Love You."
Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson, Nuf Said (Rhino) A reissue of the legendary trombone duo's 1955 album. Includes "Out of This World" and "Thou Swell."
The Young Lions (Collectibles) Originally released in 1960, the first "Young Lions" show off their hard-boppin' abilities. Features drummer Louis Hayes, trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
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