Bobby Jaspar : All Stars Band – Modern Jazz au Club Saint Germain
Bobby Jaspar : All Stars Band – Modern Jazz au Club Saint Germain
Contrary to what its title might suggest, "Modern Jazz au Club St-Germain" was actually recorded in the studio. It features compositions by Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis along with a handful of standards, in which the angular aridity of bebop gives way to the generous and yet sensitive idiom of cool jazz. Jaspar’s premature death in 1963 robbed the jazz world of a promising talent; this record is among his best efforts as a leader. Bobby Jaspar is in top form here!!!
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Chet Baker : and his quintet with bobby jaspar
Chet Baker : and his quintet with bobby jaspar
In answer to an offer from Nicole Barclay, Chet Baker arrived in Paris early in September 1955. On the 22nd – or maybe the 23rd – he signed a contract to make seven records... (The figure was later erased and replaced by 'three', which turned out to be correct). Released after the trumpeter’s return to the USA, this last volume was construed as rather a poor relation opposite the others in the trilogy, all the more so because, hurriedly drafted, the sleeve-notes did little to render unto Caesar the things which were Caesar’s. Unlike the earlier opuses, this one was in no way a concept-album: it contented itself with a simple overview of Chet’s Parisian associations, depending on where his fancies took him in the course of his stay.
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Chet Baker Quartet
Chet Baker Quartet
This session, recorded at Studio Pathe-Magellan October 11 and 14, 1955 in Paris, is the first of three recordings released for the Barclay label between 1955 and 1956. For his first recording-date in Paris Chet decided to tackle Bob Zieff’s compositions, the same ones that Dick Twardzik had picked up in a hurry at the Alvin Hotel on his way to board the liner Ile-de-France. Violonist Dick Wetmore had just recorded the eight tunes, and Bob Zieff had had just enough time to revise the arrangements.
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Chet Baker Quartet
Chet Baker Quartet
Never before had Chet been as totally moving as he is throughout "You Go To My Head". - Alain Tercinet Re-issue using the original photo from Jean-Pierre Leloir, re-mastered from the original master tapes. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressed by Pallas in Germany. "Baker never sounds less than distinguished, his lyricism intact even on the most hard-driving bop... The piano never sounds murky, the brush and cymbal work comes through nicely, the bass has real heft, and the trumpet floats above the other instruments so weightlessly you'd swear it was a voice." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, April 2013
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Jef Gilson : A Gaveau
Jef Gilson : A Gaveau
Contrary to what the title implies this album is not a concert recording, the original compositions from Jef Gilson that make this program were captured a month after this historic show, at the mythical studio Davout that had just opened that year (The Rolling Stones, The Cure, but also Art Blakey or Chet Baker were to record there before it closed down in 2017). The ‘A Gaveau’ title was an expression of proudness and accomplishment for Jef, as playing adventurous jazz in a big-band format in this beautiful venue solely dedicated to classical music since its foundation in 1907 was a groundbreaking act. Martial Solal only had managed to play jazz there before him in a more standard trio format that resulted in a live album called ‘Jazz A Gaveau’.
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John Lewis & Sacha Distel : Afternoon In Paris
John Lewis & Sacha Distel : Afternoon In Paris
It was in Paris that John Lewis co-led this 1956 date with Sacha Distel, a French guitarist who never became well known in the U.S. but commanded a lot of respect in French jazz circles. The same can be said about the other French players employed on "Afternoon In Paris" -- neither tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen nor bassist Pierre Michelot were huge names in the U.S., although both were well known in European jazz circles.
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Nathan Davis Sextet : Peace Treaty
Nathan Davis Sextet : Peace Treaty
One of the first true moments of genius from saxophonist Nathan Davis - a mid 60s European session cut for the tiny SFP label - and a record that's even rarer than his early classics for MPS!
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