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In October...


George Lewis
Solo Trombone Record

Sackville SK 3012

In 1976 George Lewis' association with Muhal Richard Abrams and the AACM led to recordings with Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton and a tour with Count Basie. Gradually his startling musicianship - the time-honored jazz virtues of a mellow tone and driving sense of rhythm, harnessed to a soaring imagination and technique Š became known to a growing number of listeners. Lewis came to play at A Space in Toronto -his first solo concert - and record this album. On "Toneburst (Piece for Three Trombones Simultaneously)", Lewis overdubbed all three trombone parts in the studio. The rest is solo. Solo horn albums have a curious ambience, inherent in the perfect clarity with which they reveal a performer's abilities. In this setting this amazing musician revealed himself as a unique solo voice.




Sackville All Stars
Saturday Night Function
Sackville SK 3028

This 1981 date was the first of three albums by this truly all-star lineup of Buddy Tate (tenor sax, clarinet), Jim Galloway (soprano, tenor, baritone sax), Jay McShann (piano), Don Thompson (bass) and Terry Clarke (drums). "The music is at a high level throughout, though a trio of tunes from the vast band book of Duke Ellington, Mercer Ellington's "John Hardy's Wife," a strutting take of Johnny Hodges' "Good Queen Bees," and a gospel-flavored "Saturday Night Function" particularly stand out on this highly recommended disc." Ken Dryden, Allmusic. Also available: The Sackville All Stars Christmas Record (Sackville SK 3038).

SACKVILLE ALL STARS / Saturday Night Function
Jazz CD Sackville 3028




In November...


Larry Novak Trio
Delmark DE 5022

ItÕs been 50 years since the jazz pianist released his first album Larry Novak Plays! on Dot Records in 1964. Novak led his trio at ChicagoÕs London House from 1961 to '63, then at Mr. KellyÕs from '63 to '75. He played with and arranged for Peggy Lee, and worked extensively with Pearl Bailey. He also worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, instrumentalists Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Barney Kessel and countless others. This new trio recording features Eric Hochberg, bass and Rusty Jones, drums. "Waltz For Debbie", "The Days of Wine And Roses", "Minority", "Close Enough For Love", "Very Early", "Yesterdays", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "Invitation", "Nobody Else But Me" and "Too Late Now".


Magic Sam
Black Magic

Delmark DE 620

NEW DELUXE EDITION. Recorded on October 23 and November 6, 1968 Black Magic was released only days before Magic Sam's untimely passing on December 1, 1969. He was only 32! The album went on to win a W.C. Handy Award in the classic blues album category. This Digipak Deluxe Edition contains more than an hour of west side Chicago blues at itÕs finest, re-mastered from the original analog tapes. The 16-page booklet contains never before seen photos at the recording session, additional color photos from the Ann Arbor Music Festival, the original liner note from the LP and a new note by producer Bob Koester. With Eddie Shaw, tenor sax; Mighty Joe Young, guitar; Lafayette Leake, piano; Mack Thompson, bass; Odie Payne, Jr., drums.


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