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Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver



Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut



My Foolish Heart

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette



River: The Joni Letters (with Bonus Tracks) - Amazon.com Exclusive

Herbie Hancock



Roots and Grooves

Maceo Parker

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Wes Montgomery

Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery Live in '65

Jazz Icons

DVD - Close-ups of Montgomery's hands traversing the fretboard should be required viewing for any aspiring jazz guitarist. -- The Boston Phoenix


Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington Live in ‘58

Jazz Icons

DVD - This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written. -- Jazzitude.com


Dave Brubeck

Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck Live in '64 & '66

Jazz Icons

DVD - [Displays] the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s unique penchant for creating music that is uncompromisingly cool and smooth but still loaded with clever time-changes and shifting dynamics, brimming with character. -- Jambands.com


Miles Davis

Miles

Simon & Schuster

... could well be subtitled "Miles Tells All" for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz. -- San Francisco Chronicle


R. M. Cook, Brian Morton

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Eighth Edition (Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings)

Penguin (Non-Classics)

The leader in its field... if you own only one book on jazz, it really should be this one. -- International Record Review

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