Maybe it is and maybe it isn't as historical in scope as some of the previous ten archival Bill Evans releases from that master of jazz discovery, Zev Feldman, and Evans' estate, but Tales: Live in Copenhagen (1964) is sure fire proof you got nothing but the best on any given night at any given gig by Evans and his cohorts.
Record Time is Paste’s monthly column that takes a glimpse into the wide array of new vinyl releases currently flooding record stores around the world, and all the gear that is part of the ongoing surge in vinyl culture. Rather than run down every fresh bit of wax in the marketplace, we’ll home in on special editions, reissues and unusual titles that come across our desk with an interest in discussing both the music and how it is pressed and presented. This month we help you get ready for this year’s RSD Black Friday with a rundown of some of the exciting special releases dropping tomorrow and a handful of fresh wax that dropped this month.
abc News - Music Review: New live jazz album of 1964 performances by Bill Evans trio sings and swings
The newest gem in the ever-growing catalog of Bill Evans, the late jazz pianist, commemorates a return to his roots.European classical music is at the foundation of Evans’ distinctive sound, and “Tales — Live in Copenhagen (1964)” features previously unreleased recordings from his first European tour.
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Jazz Detective has unearthed some previously unreleased live performances of this artist. Cal Tjader: Catch The Groove – Live At The Penthouse 1963-1967 is being released on triple vinyl, consisting of 27 tracks recorded at the iconic Seattle jazz club.
Ahmad Jamal may be best known as the master of minimalism who gave Miles Davis his signature style. Yet the Pittsburgh-born pianist was so much more than that. His unhurried yet intensely persistent playing has a transfixing, almost transcendental effect on listeners, but his powerful tone and talent for dramatic surprise can upend that mood in a flash. This newly unearthed live recording is a good place to discover him.
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While the pursuit of and intrigue over secret treasure-styled unreleased projects and alternate takes from the vaults can entice us in particular ways, the in-the-moment immediacy of live recordings speak boldly in a different fashion. Much-accoladed producer, historian and self-described “jazz detective” Zev Feldman recognizes this special quality of live jazz recordings special, and three of his new projects deepen his ongoing mission and archivist narrative. Not incidentally, they also deepen and broaden our appreciation of the specialness of each jazz legend and give us much to listen about.
The December issue of DownBeat Magazine has released its prestigious 88th Annual Reader's Poll! Elemental Music and Jazz Detective have been awarded with Historical Albums of the Year for their release of Ahmad Jamal's “Emerald City Nights” Live at the Penthouse (1963 -1964). More albums by Elemental Music and Jazz Detective have been selected amongst the top 10 titles, including Bill Evans – Treasures, and Chet Baker – Blue Room. The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions in Holland.
La edición de este ‘Catch the groove’ de Cal Tjader es una buena noticia para todos los aficionados al jazz en general, porque tiene unas versiones muy be bop de la mejor ortodoxia, y para los seguidores del latin jazz en particular.
Unlike what many would label the big swing and miss of Electric Mud, Brass and the Blues successfully melded King's horn-powered, expertly arranged sound with Waters' trademark in-your-face electric Chicago blues in an effort that showcases Waters' often overlooked vocal abilities.
This album should be considered essential, even after all these years.
The August issue of DownBeat Magazine has released its prestigious 71st Annual Critics Poll! Elemental Music and Jazz Detective have been awarded with Historical Album of the Year for their release of Ahmad Jamal's “Emerald City Nights” Live at the Penthouse (1963 -1964). More albums by Elemental Music and Jazz Detective have been selected amongst the top 10 titles, including Bill Evans – Treasures, Sonny Stitt – Boppin’ in Baltimore, and Chet Baker Trio – Live in Paris.
A new anthology of previously unissued performances covers three distinct facets of the jazz pianist’s career: his trio work, orchestral arrangements, and his endlessly inventive solo playing.
It shows the great pianist in six different settings, from solo through to orchestral. Of these, the ones I was looking forward to most were the sessions with NHØP – if anyone could rekindle some of the old Evans-LaFaro magic, the great Dane could.
The companies Jazz Detective and Elemental Music, under the leadership of jazz archaeologist Zev Feldman, both in this case and on several other occasions, especially when it came to the Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal treasures, should have all possible credit for finding recordings that have was well hidden in some archive around the globe.
"We're going to have 300 people down the block for Record Store Day. Your Bill Evans records: everybody wants them." Interview with Zev Feldman about RSD 2023 releases.
New recordings of old jazz performances at Baltimore's now-closed Famous Ballroom are being released for the very first time.
Hundreds of performances in the 1960s and 70s were hosted by the Left Bank Jazz Society in The Famous Ballroom—now the site of the expanded Charles Theatre in the Station North arts and entertainment district. Recordings from its hallowed stage are set to be released Saturday, providing a new glimpse into this stunning chapter of jazz history.