dizzy gillespie Archive

Capsule Reviews: Concord/Pablo Jazz Reissues

This time ’round in my capsule reviews, I take quick looks at five new reissues from Concord’s Original Jazz Classics series. All five were originally issued on Norman Granz’ Pablo label, and all but one date from the 1970s, not generally considered a prime period in the evolution of jazz. None of these releases has

A Quick Jazz Vinyl Update

Three titles released on the Jazzhaus label last fall are now available on vinyl as well: Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – Liederhalle Stuttgart November 29, 1961 Legends Live: Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett – Audimax Freiburg June 22, 1964 Lost Tapes: Zoot Sims – Baden-Baden June 23, 1958 All three are worth your time; reviews of

Old (But Previously Unreleased) Jazz, New Vinyl

Recently, I devoted an entire week’s worth of coverage to vinyl releases. But as it turns out, a clutch of recent jazz releases on the new-but-already-venerable Jazzhaus label are also available on vinyl. The full review of two of these new albums of music from Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie and my personal favorite Cannonball Adderley

Archival Recordings from Jazzhaus

This decade is looking to be an important one for unearthing of landmark vintage jazz recordings. Resonance has unearthed an early Wes Montgomery set and a pair of amazing Bill Evans shows, and I’m anxiously awaiting news about what they’ll release next. And when I first learned of the launching of the German-based Jazzhaus label,