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Record Store Day June 2022 Jazz Albums

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime - If there is an Art Blakey album available for RSD, you should make sure to grab a copy. One of the true masters of Jazz, In My Prime which contains the complete NYC sessions recorded at the CI Recording Studios (New York) on December 29, 1977. This release also includes the original liner notes written by renowned author and producer Chip Stern (Ginger Baker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis). 

2 LP Black Vinyl/2000 pressed

 

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company - One of the most the most popular and commercially successful albums of Ray Charles’ illustrious career, Genius Loves Company reached #1 on the Billboard 200, and won 8 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2005. This duet album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in music like Norah Jones, James Taylor, BB King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and more.  It is also notable, and fitting, as the final album Ray Charles ever recorded.

Black Vinyl/2000 Pressed

 

Miles Davis - What It Is: Montreal 7/783 - MIles Davis went through a multitude of bands and members over his storied career, but this may have been his last great band. Featuring John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. 

Black Vinyl/10000 Pressed

 

Freddie Hubbard - Live At Studio 104 Maison de la Radio, (ORTF), Paris 1973 - First-ever release of cult Freddie Hubbard live performance recorded in 1973 at Maison De La Radio (ORTF) in Paris. Released in collaboration with Duane Hubbard and French Institut National De L'audiovisuel (INA), the double-LP set has been remastered for vinyl from the original tapes and comes in a gatefold sleeve including liner notes by Kevin Le Gendre. A mesmerizing live performance by Freddie Hubbard and his quintet recorded in Paris at Maison de la Radio (ORTF) on March 25, 1973. Featuring Hubbard with George Cables on Fender Rhodes, Junior Cook on sax/flute, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums, the group interprets four Hubbard classics in deep, spiritual mode.

2 LP Black Vinyl/1500 Pressed

 

Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri - While Tangerine Dream isn’t exactly Jazz, it’s pretty close to the modern approximation of Jazz. Recorded at the Dierks Studio in Stommeln, the album featured a line up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesizer). First released in Germany on the Ohr label, the influence of the album was immense, with the band creating imaginative soundscapes previously unheard on record.

2LP Black Vinyl/2500 Pressed