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My Foolish Heart

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette



Cyrus Plays Elvis

Cyrus Chestnut



Maria Schneider - Sky Blue [Standard Edition] CD -(Wallet style packaging with one booklet)

Maria Schneider Orchestra



Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver



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

Herbie Hancock

Reading and Viewing

At Amazon.com you can often buy used for a fraction of the new price


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


Charles Mingus

Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus Live in '64

Jazz Icons

The iconoclast among icons. This DVD gives witness to three of Mingus's finest live performances, with one of his most potent groups on fire. -- Bass Player Magazine


Dexter Gordon

Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

Jazz Icons

DVD - Watching the saxophonist in action is akin to a state of jazz bliss ... It’s priceless footage that is worth its weight in gold. -- JazzReview.com


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


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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