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In January...



Andy Brown

Delmark DE 5019

Solo jazz guitar is an exacting art, and Chicago guitarist Andy Brown has been pursuing his unique finger-style approach to chord-melody playing since falling under the spell of George Van Eps, Joe Pass, and Kenny Poole a couple of decades ago. Praised by Just Jazz Guitar magazine as "a world-class guitarist who is more than capable of giving a clinic on solo guitar performance," this recording captures Andy's nuanced playing on a beautiful array of standard songs, bossa novas, and jazz tunes. Recorded on a frigid January evening during one of Chicago's worst winters in history, this CD is sure to warm your soul! 14 tracks include "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Drum Boogie" and "Anything Goes". Also available: Howard Alden / Andy Brown Quartet, Heavy Artillery (5008).


Anthony Braxton
Trio and Duet

Sackville 3007

No musician in jazz has enjoyed so complex a relationship with the form and its history as saxophonist Anthony Braxton. He has been celebrated and vilified as the music's figure of radical advance (and still is), while regularly asserting his relationship with tradition by exploring repertoire both famous and forgotten. This 1974 session features Leo Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Richard Teitelbaum (Moog synthesizer) on the one trio piece on the album. The remainder of the program is comprised of duets with bassist Dave Holland playing jazz standards including two previously unissued songs, "I Remember You" and "On Green Dolphin Street". (Braxton’s 1st album is Delmark 415.)

In November...



Junior Wells
Southside Blues Jam

Delmark DE 628

The follow up to Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark 612), this classic Chicago blues album re-issued in an expanded digipak, "Deluxe Edition" containing unissued performances and a 16-page booklet with many never-before-seen photos.  The Godfather of Blues, Junior Wells is accompanied by Buddy Guy and Louis Myers, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Earnest Johnson, bass; Fred Below, drums.  Recorded December 30, 1969 and January 8, 1970 the five extra performances include "Rock Me", an alternate take of "I Could Have Had Religion", "It's Too Late Brother", "Love My Baby" with Buddy Guy solo and "Got To Play The Blues". 73 minutes plus new notes by producer Bob Koester. A must for blues lovers.

WELLS, JUNIOR / Southside Blues Jam -CD *Delmark 628
Blues CD Delmark 628. Expanded digi-pack with bonus tracks! *BLW




Sax Gordon
In The Wee Small Hours

Delmark DE 5018

Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Kim Wilson, and is featured on recordings by Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Billy Boy Arnold, and most recently Mississippi Heat (Warning Shot, Delmark 839). Now with 4 solo albums and his own show, he brings rocking sax around the globe. But while gaining recognition as a blues and R&B player, Gordon continued playing soulful, straight-ahead jazz with swing-masters like Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Soul-Jazz heroes Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, and Reuben Wilson. On In The Wee Small Hours, his first jazz release, Gordon goes back to the classic organ combo sound and a relaxed session of jazz standards with a deep and soulful sound.

Jazz CD DELMARK 5018 *G




Junior Mance

Sackville SKCD2 2046

Jazz pianist Junior Mance made his first recording at age 19 in 1947 with Gene Ammons. Two years later he recorded with Lester Young and the following year with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons. In '53 Mance was the house pianist at Chicago's Beehive where he accompanied many greats including Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins. Mance made his first album as leader in `59 for Verve and hasn't stopped since. He now has over 50 albums as leader, the latest on his own JunGlo label from 2012 when he was 83 years young. Jubilation is from a 1994 solo piano concert in Toronto. 66 minutes includes "Autumn Leaves", "Georgia On My Mind", St. Louis Blues", "Birks Works", "Lover Man" and 10 more.

Jazz CD SAC0002046



George Van Eps
Once In Awhile

Jump 12-6

An amazing and unique jazz guitarist, George Van Eps' made his first recording in 1930. He was busy in the 30s playing with Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and recording with many including Red Norvo. In 1939 Van Eps switched to a seven-string guitar that he designed. After World War II Van Eps settled in the Los Angeles area busy in the film, radio and recording studios. Once In Awhile contains tracks from Van Eps' 1946-49 recordings for the Jump label. Most are trio sides with Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone and Stanley Wrightsman on piano including the 1946 title track, a song he re-recorded in 1949 with bass and drums being issued for the first time on CD here.

VAN EPS, GEORGE / Once In A While -CD *Jump 12
Jazz CD Jump 12-06




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