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VSOP_128_CD.JPG V.S.O.P. #128 CD THE DOUG WEBB QUARTET: SETS THE STANDARD -

 V.S.O.P. #128 CD  THE DOUG WEBB QUARTET: SETS THE STANDARD

This CD is a bit of a departure from the usual album that Doug Webb has recorded in the past. For this release, Doug wanted to record a set of standards, primarily ballads, so that he could exercise his improvisational abilities in a more lyrical direction. He also wanted to record on various horns from his vast collection, and take advantage of his facility with both E flat and B flat reed instruments. When Alan Broadbent was invited to perform at Ken Poston's series of concerts in May of  2014, the long awaited opportunity presented itself. Alan's wonderful talents as an arranger and composer are equaled only by his great ability as a pianist and accompanist. He was the perfect pianist to assist Doug in bringing his ideas to fruition. The location selected was Nolan Shaheed's Studio in Pasadena, with Putter Smith and Paul Kreibich invited to round out the rhythm section. Because of time constraints on Alan's stay in Los Angeles, no rehearsal time being available, it was settled that the selections to be performed and recorded would be familiar to all and no written parts would be used. This is a totally improvised set. The results are as excellent as the personnel involved.


VSOP_129_CD.jpg V.S.O.P. #129 CD GULF COAST JAZZ: WADE IN THE WATER -

V.S.O.P. #129 CD GULF COAST JAZZ: WADE IN THE WATER

 The music on this CD is drawn from the second 1959 recording session of the group calling itself "The American Jazz Quintet", which featured Ellis Marsalis, Harold Battiste, Alvin Batiste, Ed Blackwell, and Richard Payne or Willam Swanson.  They were one of a very few and perhaps the only modern jazz group based in New Orleans.  The first session was released last year as Volume I (V.S.O.P. #125 CD).  The music included on this second CD release first appeared in the 1960's on an LP produced by Bumps Blackwell for release on his Famous Records label and this CD tracks the order of that program.  Unlike the selections on "Volume 1", which were largely original compositions, this program is comprised mostly of jazz arrangements of traditional gospel music and spirituals.  The group's original intent in making these recordings in 1959 was to create a program that traces the related origins of New Orleans jazz and modern jazz to the early spirituals of the Southern black gospel churches

 


VSOP_127_CD.jpg VSOP #127 CD DAVID ANGEL BIG BAND: CAMSHAFTS AND BUTTERFLIES -

 V.S.O.P. #127 CD  THE DAVID ANGEL BIG BAND:  CAMSHAFTS and BUTTERFLIES.  David Angel is one of the best-known unknown composers and arrangers in jazz today, having worked on the soundtracks for Bonanza, Laugh-In, The Streets of San Francisco, The Jerry Lewis show, Sonny & Cher, etc.  His unique composing and arranging style combines classical techniques with big band jazz arranging in a distinct and individualistic manner.  He is also a great though understated reed man.  Some of the finest Hollywood studio musicians have played his charts at his weekly rehearsals at Local 47.  This release features Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Jackie Kelso, and Bob Enevoldsen, among others, in sessions recorded in 1973 and 1975 at Sage and Sound. David regards this material as among his best in a long and musically rich career that has contributed some remarkable music


VSOP_126_CD.jpg VSOP #126 CD THE LIGHTHOUSE ALL STARS: JAZZ ROLLS ROYCE -

V.S.O.P.#126 CD Omega OSL 5 THE LIGHTHOUSE ALL STARS Plus Ten: JAZZ ROLLS ROYCE. This 1957 recording was commissioned for the 1957 UCLA Homecoming Show and Bob Cooper was called upon to compose and arrange the music to fit this occasion. The writing called for not just the Lighthouse All Stars, but ten additional musicians in order to fill out the sextet into a regular big band, with a view of preserving the sound of the smaller group in a larger ensemble. We have chosen to release this material in tribute to Howard Rumsey, who is being honored this year by the Los Angeles Jazz Institute. This is a remastered version.


VSOP_2154_CD.jpg VSOP #2154 CD PLAS JOHNSON: BOP ME DADDY and DRUM STUFF -

V.S.O.P. #2154 CD Tampa 21 & 54 PLAS JOHNSON: BOP ME DADDY and DRUM STUFF. Recorded in  1955, 1956 and 1957 for Robert Scherman’s Tampa Records record label, these two albums showcase the tenor work of Plas Johnson in the context of a small group. Plas Johnson is best known today for his work with Henry Mancini and the many Capitol Records sessions he participated in. Throughout his earlier career, he was also quite active with independents, appearing frequently on sessions led or contracted by Rene Hall, or Ernie Freeman. Ultimately, Plas became one of the members of the loose knit group of first call rock & roll session men known as the “Wrecking Crew”. This CD features the style of tenor playing that was primarily the domain of such players as Lee Allen, Al Sears, Hal Singer, Sam Taylor, Jimmy Wright, Sil Austin and many others.


VSOP_125_CD.jpg VSOP #125 CD GULF COAST JAZZ: VOLUME 1 -

V.S.O.P. #125 CD GULF COAST JAZZ: VOLUME ONE . The group calling itself the American Jazz Quintet, and featuring Ellis Marsalis, Harold Battiste, Alvin Batiste, Ed Blackwell, and Richard Payne or Willam Swanson, was one of a few modern jazz groups based in New Orleans. While each had significant careers in music, they did not record often under this name, nor even together. In fact, apart from a 1956 recording, a 1962 session and a reunion recording in 1987 the recordings contained in this new CD may be the only other release of their unique and exciting music. These sessions were recorded in February, 1959 at Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans......


FS_1004_CD.jpg FS 1004 CD OSCAR MOORE: PRESENTING OSCAR MOORE -

 This release is devoted to a fairly rare recording by Oscar Moore, made in 1957, in stereo, and only released on 7.5 ips, 2 track reel to reel tape.  By the mid-1950's when this recording was made, Oscar Moore's career was in decline but he still did studio work in Hollywood, from time to time.  He had previously spent 10 years with the Nat King Cole trio, at the height of it's popularity.  He had also worked with his brother Johnny Moore in Johnny' Moore's Three Blazers with Charles Brown, and had won awards for his instrument in Downbeat, Esquire and Metronome.   Some time after this recording, Oscar took up bricklaying as a full time career, and only recorded two or three more times during the remaining 24 years of his life. This CD features some very fine Oscar Moore playing, from his rarest period, which no fan of jazz guitar will want to miss!   


VSOP_82_CD.jpg VSOP #82 CD THE VALIANTS: THIS IS THE NIGHT -

 The Valiants' first sides under that name were produced by Bumps Blackwell for Keen Records.  Their public appearances were often as the opening act for Sam Cooke, Johnny Guitar Watson, Young Jessie, and later Jan & Dean.   While the highest they charted was Number 43 on the R&B charts and Number 59 on the Billboard pop charts, they enjoyed much greater fame during the oldies radio revival shows of Art Laboe and Wolfman Jack throughout the 1960's.  The group was comprised of Billy Storm, (aka Billy Jones, aka Billy Fortune, aka Billy Spicer), Rip Spencer, Brice Coefield, and Chester Pipkin.  Billy Storm's great falsetto and tenor lead is probably most responsible for the group's enduring appeal.  They also had the distinction of recording the first released version of "Good Golly Miss Molly", recorded earlier by Little Richard but released later by Specialty.  This CD contains both the mastered release versions and the complete studio sessions from 1957 and 1958.


VSOP_10_CD.JPG VSOP #10 CD THE MARTY PAICH QUARTET featuring Art Pepper
FS_1001_CD.jpg FS 1001 CD RICHIE HAVENS: LIVE AT THE CELLAR DOOR
STUDIO_WEST_107_CD.jpg SW 107 CD SUE RANEY: BREATHLESS
VSOP_8_CD.JPG VSOP #8 CD WARNE MARSH: MUSIC FOR PRANCING
VSOP_117_CD.jpg VSOP #117 CD JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON: THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER OF LOVE
VSOP_102_CD.jpg VSOP #102 CD HOWARD ROBERTS : THE MAGIC BAND, VOLUME II
VSOP_112_CD.jpg VSOP #112 CD WARNE MARSH: LIVE AT DANA POINT, 1957
VSOP_18_CD.JPG VSOP #18 CD THE MEL LEWIS SEXTET
VSOP_47_CD_b.JPG VSOP #47 CD MUCHO CALOR
VSOP_121_CD.jpg VSOP #121 CD THE OTIS RENE STORY
STUDIO_WEST_106_CD.jpg SW 106 CD JOANIE SOMMERS: LOOK OUT!
VSOP_16_CD.JPG VSOP #16 CD THE FRANK ROSOLINO QUINTET
VSOP_53_CD.jpg VSOP #53 CD ELMER BERNSTEIN: MOVIE AND TV THEMES
VSOP_25_CD.jpg VSOP #25 CD BILL HOLMAN BIG BAND: IN A JAZZ ORBIT
VSOP_3422_B_CD.JPG VSOP #3422 CD THE OSCAR MOORE QUARTET featuring Carl Perkins
VSOP_105_CD.JPG VSOP #105 CD PETE JOLLY TRIO: TIMELESS
VSOP_38_CD.jpg VSOP #38 CD FLUTE FRATERNITY
VSOP_63_CD.jpg VSOP #63 CD PETE JOLLY: LITTLE BIRD
VSOP_17_C_CD.jpg VSOP #17 CD THE RICHIE KAMUCA QUARTET
VSOP_11_CD.JPG VSOP #11 CD JIMMY ROWLES: LET'S GET ACQUAINTED WITH JAZZ
VSOP_41_CD.JPG VSOP #41 CD THE STAN LEVEY QUINTET
VSOP_42_CD.JPG VSOP #42 CD CLORA BRYANT: GAL WITH A HORN
VSOP_6_CD.jpg VSOP #6 CD LUCY ANN POLK: LUCKY LUCY ANN
STUDIO_WEST_108_CD.jpg SW 108 CD SUE RANEY: VOLUME II
VSOP_94_CD.JPG VSOP #94 CD HOWARD ROBERTS: THE MAGIC BAND, LIVE AT DONTE'S
VSOP_43_CD.JPG VSOP #43 CD THE CONTE CANDOLI QUARTET
VSOP_4_CD.jpg VSOP #4 CD DON FAGERQUIST: MUSIC TO FILL A VOID
VSOP_70_CD.jpg VSOP #70 CD AL VIOLA: SOLO GUITAR
VSOP_103_CD.JPG VSOP #103 THE MIKE BARONE BIG BAND: LIVE AT DONTE'S 1968
VSOP_69_CD.jpg VSOP #69 CD DELIGHTFUL DORIS DREW
VSOP_104_CD.JPG VSOP #104 THE MODERN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
VSOP_106_CD.jpg VSOP #106 HERBIE BROCK: HERBIE'S ROOM
VSOP_107_CD.JPG VSOP 107 CD GOLD COAST JAZZ: THE SEXTET
VSOP_109_CD.jpg VSOP #109 GOLD COAST JAZZ: THE OCTET
VSOP_110_B_CD.JPG VSOP #110 CD STEPHANIE NAKASIAN: LULLABY IN RHYTHM
VSOP_111_CD.JPG VSOP #111 CD LAURIE ALLYN: PARADISE
VSOP_113_CD.jpg VSOP #113 ERIC FELTEN: MEETS THE DEKTET
VSOP_114_CD.jpg VSOP #114 CD JOHNNY HOLIDAY: HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS
VSOP_115_CD.jpg VSOP #115 CD PETE JOLLY: THE DUET
VSOP_116_CD.jpg VSOP #116 CD THE TURKS
VSOP_118_CD.JPG VSOP #118 CD STEPHANIE NAKASIAN: THRUSH HOUR
VSOP_119_CD.jpg VSOP #119 CD JERRY FULLER: CLARINET PORTRAIT
VSOP_12_CD.JPG VSOP #12 CD LEONARD FEATHER PRESENTS BOP
VSOP_120_CD.jpg VSOP #120 CD RICHARD WALLACE: ABOVE MY HEAD
VSOP_122_CD.jpg VSOP #122 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: ALCOHOL
VSOP_123_CD.jpg VSOP #123 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: LIVE AT THE RUM KEG LOUNGE
VSOP_124_CD.jpg VSOP #124 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: BOOZE
VSOP_10_LP.jpg VSOP #10 LP THE MARTY PAICH QUARTET featuring Art Pepper
VSOP_13_LP.jpg VSOP #13 LP VICTOR FELDMAN: MALLETS AFORETHOUGHT
VSOP_13_CD.JPG VSOP #13 CD VICTOR FELMDAN: ON VIBES
VSOP_14_LP.jpg VSOP #14 LP THEBOB ENEVOLDSEN QUARTET
VSOP_1415_CD.jpg VSOP #15 CD MOODS IN JAZZ
VSOP_16_LP.jpg VSOP #16 LP THE FRANK ROSOLINO QUINTET
VSOP_19_CD.jpg VSOP #19 CD BILL HOLMAN MEL LEWIS QUINTET: JIVE FOR FIVE
VSOP_20_CD.JPG VSOP #20 CD TANGANYIKA
VSOP_20_LP.jpg VSOP #20 LP TANGANYIKA
VSOP #21 LP PLAS JOHNSON: BOP ME DADDY
VSOP_23_CD.jpg VSOP #23 CD MARTY PAICH: JAZZ BAND BALL , FIRST SET
VSOP_24_B_CD.jpg VSOP #24 CD VIRGIL GONSALVEZ: JAZZ AT MONTEREY
VSOP_26_LP.jpg VSOP #26 LP TAMPA SAMPLER
VSOP_27_C_CD.jpg VSOP #27 CD MARTY PAICH: JAZZ FOR RELAXATION
VSOP_28_CD.JPG VSOP #28 CD THE GERALD WIGGINS TRIO
VSOP_28_LP.jpg VSOP #28 LP THE GERALD WIGGINS TRIO
VSOP_31_CD.jpg VSOP #31 CD PIANO PLAYHOUSE
VSOP_31_LP.jpg VSOP #31 LP PIANO PLAYHOUSE
VSOP 32 LP.JPG VSOP #32 LP THE METROPOLITAN BOPERA HOUSE: STILL COMIN' ON UP
VSOP_34_LP.jpg VSOP #34 LP THE OSCAR MOORE QUARTET
VSOP_35_CD.jpg VSOP #35 CD RED NORVO: NATURALLY!
VSOP_37_LP.jpg VSOP #37 CD DICK MARX: MARX MAKES BROADWAY
VSOP_36_LP.jpg VSOP #36 JON METZGER: OUT OF THE DARK
VSOP_39_B_CD.jpg VSOP #39 CD HARRY BABASIN: THE JAZZPICKERS
VSOP_4_LP.jpg VSOP #4 LP THE DON FAGERQUIST OCTET
VSOP_40_CD.JPG VSOP #40 CD TERRY GIBBS, VICTOR FELDMAN, LARRY BUNKER: JAZZ BAND BALL, SECOND SET
VSOP_42_LP.jpg VSOP #42 LP CLORA BRYANT: GAL WITH A HORN
VSOP_44_LP.jpg VSOP #44 LP ART MONROE: I NEVER DREAMED
VSOP_45_CD.jpg VSOP #45 CD PAUL SMITH: FINE, SWEET AND TASTY
VSOP 45 LP.JPG VSOP #45 LP PAUL SMITH: FINE, SWEET AND TASTY
VSOP_46_LP.jpg VSOP #46 LP MAX ALBRIGHT: MOOD FOR MAX
VSOP_48_CD.jpg VSOP #48 CD JIMMY ROWLES: WEATHER IN A JAZZ VANE
VSOP_48_LP.jpg VSOP #48 LP JIMMY ROWLES: WEATHER IN A JAZZ VANE
VSOP_49_CD.jpg VSOP #49 CD THE HERBIE HARPER SEXTET
VSOP 49 LP.JPG VSOP #49 LP THE HERBIE HARPER SEXTET
VSOP_5_CD.JPG VSOP #5 CD THE PEPPER ADAMS QUINTET
VSOP 50 LP.JPG VSOP #50 LP THE METROPOLITAN BOPERA HOUSE: FORMIDABLE!
VSO_51_CD.jpg VSOP #51 CD THE PAUL TOGAWA QUARTET
VSOP_52_LP.jpg VSOP #52 LP PETE JOLLY: SWEET SEPTEMBER
VSOP_52_CD.jpg VSOP #52 CD PETE JOLLY: SWEET SEPTEMBER
VSOP_53_LP.jpg VSOP #53 LP ELMER BERNSTEIN: MOVIE AND TV THEMES
VSOP_54_LP.jpg VSOP 54 LP PLAS JOHNSON: DRUM STUFF
VSOP_55_A_LP.jpg VSOP #55 LP GEORGE JENKINS: DRUM MAGIC
VSOP_56_LP.jpg VSOP #56 LP WILLIAM DONATI: SOMETHING DIFFERENT
VSOP_57_CD.jpg VSOP #57 CD DEMPSEY WRIGHT: THE WRIGHT APPROACH
VSOP_57_LP.jpg VSOP #57 LP DEMPSEY WRIGHT: THE WRIGHT APPROACH
VSOP_58_CD.jpg VSOP #58 CD THE JOANNE GRAUER TRIO
VSOP_58_LP.jpg VSOP #58 LP THE JOANNE GRAUER TRIO
VSOP_59_B_CD.JPG VSOP #59 CD CAROL LAWRENCE: THIS HEART OF MINE
VSOP_59_LP.jpg VSOP #59 LP CAROL LAWRENCE: THIS HEART OF MINE
VSOP_6_LP.jpg VSOP #6 LP LUCY ANN POLK: LUCKY LUCY ANN
VSOP 60 LP.JPG VSOP #60 LP ART MONROE: MEMORIES/BACK IN THE GROOVE
VSOP 62 LP.JPG VSOP #62 LP THE PILGRIM TRAVELERS: LOOK UP
VSOP_64_CD.jpg VSOP #64 CD THE MARTY PAICH TRIO
VSOP_64_LP.jpg VSOP #64 LP THE MARTY PAICH TRIO
VSOP_65_CD.JPG VSOP #65 CD JOHN GRAAS: INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE IN JAZZ
VSOP_67_CD.jpg VSOP #67CD JON METZGER: INTO THE LIGHT
VSOP_68_CD.jpg VSOP #68CD JOY BRYAN SINGS
VSOP_68_LP.jpg VSOP #68 LP JOY BRYAN SINGS
VSOP_69_LP.jpg VSOP #69 LP DELIGHTFUL DORIS DREW
VSOP_7_CD.jpg VSOP #7 CD THE EDDIE COSTA QUINTET
VSOP_70_LP.jpg VSOP #70 LP AL VIOLA: SOLO GUITAR
VSOP_71_CD.jpg VSOP #71 CD THE DANNY D'IMPERIO SEXTET
VSOP_72_CD.jpg VSOP #72 CD THE JOHN MARSHALL-TARDO HAMMER BOPERA HOUSE
VSOP_72_LP.jpg VSOP #72 LP THE JOHN MARSHALL-TARDO HAMMER BOPERA HOUSE
VSOP_73_CD.jpg VSOP #73 STEPHANIE NAKASIAN: COMIN' ALIVE
VSOP_75_CD.jpg VSOP #75 CD BOBBY TROUP: SWINGS TENDERLY
VSOP_76_CD.jpg VSOP #76 CD DON NELSON: THE WIND
VSOP 76 LP.JPG VSOP #76 LP DON NELSON: THE WIND
VSOP_77_CD.jpg VSOP #77 CD THE BERNIE NEROW TRIO
VSOP_77_LP.jpg VSOP #77 LP THE BERNIE NEROW TRIO
VSOP_78_CD.JPG VSOP #78 CD PETE JOLLY AND FRIENDS
VSOP_79_CD.jpg VSOP #79 STEPHANIE NAKASIAN: FRENCH COOKING
VSOP_8_LP.jpg VSOP #8 LP WARNE MARSH: MUSIC FOR PRANCING
VSOP_80_CD.JPG VSOP #80 CD BILL PERKINS-HERBIE HARPER: TWO BROTHERS
VSOP_81_CD.jpg VSOP #81 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: BLUES FOR PHILLY JOE
VSOP_82_LP.jpg VSOP #82 LP THE VALIANTS: THIS IS THE NIGHT
VSOP_84_CD.jpg VSOP #84 GEORGE WALLINGTON: THE PLEASURE OF A JAZZ INSPIRATION
VSOP_85_CD.jpg VSOP #85 CD GABE BALTAZAR: BACK IN ACTION
VSOP_86_CD.jpg VSOP #86 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: HIP TO IT
VSOP_87_CD.jpg VSOP #87 CD RENE BLOCH: MUCHO ROCK
VSOP_88_CD.jpg VSOP #88 CD WEST COAST ROCK & ROLL
VSOP_89_CD.jpg VSOP #89 THE HERB GELLER QUARTET
VSOP_9_CD.JPG VSOP #9 CD THE HERBIE HARPER QUINTET: FIVE BROTHERS
VSOP_9_LP.jpg VSOP #9 LP THE HERBIE HARPER QUINTET: FIVE BROTHERS
VSOP_90_CD.jpg VSOP #90 JACK SHELDON PRESENTS THE ENTERTAINTERS
VSOP_91_CD.jpg VSOP #91 CD PETE JOLLY: LIVE IN LA
VSOP_92_CD.jpg VSOP #92 CD THE LANNY MORGAN QUARTET
VSOP_93_CD.jpg VSOP #93 CD THE BOB COOPER-CONTE CANDOLI QUINTET
VSOP_95_CD.JPG VSOP #95 CD CLAUDE WILLIAMSON: HALLUCINATIONS
VSOP_96_CD.JPG VSOP #96 CD DANNY D'IMPERIO: GLASS ENCLOSURE
VSOP_97_B_CD.JPG VSOP #97 CD RALPH PENA: MASTER OF THE BASS
VSOP_98_CD.jpg VSOP #98 CD PETE JOLLY: YEAH!
VSOP_99_CD.jpg VSOP #99 CD JIMMY ROWLES: OUR DELIGHT
FS_1002_CD.jpg FS 1002 CD ROTONDI: POLKA CHANGED MY LIFE TODAY!
FS_1003_CD.jpg FS 1003 CD THE FRANCIS BAY BIG BAND: LATIN BEAT
VSOP_100_CD_B.jpg VSOP #100 CD JON METZGER QUARTET: THE SPINNER
STUDIO_WEST_101_B_CD.jpg SW 101 CD THE SHORTY ROGERS QUINTET w/ Jeri Southern
STUDIO_WEST_102_CD.jpg SW 102 CD CHICO HAMILTON: TRANSFUSION
STUDIO_WEST_103_CD.jpg SW 103 CD RED NORVO QUINTET w Mavis Rivers
STUDIO_WEST_104_CD.JPG SW 104 BUDDY COLLETTE w/Irene Kral
STUDIO_WEST_105_CD.jpg SW 105 CD RAY RIVERA: NIGHT WIND
STUDIO_WEST_109_CD.jpg SW 109 CD SHELLY MANNE: THE NAVY SWINGS!
VSOP_35_LP.jpg VSOP #35 LP RED NORVO: NATURALLY!

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