Sony Music Showcase – Jazz Connoisseur Collection [HD]

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SonySony Music is home to a plethora of labels which historically have provided soul and jazz of the highest order: Sony Jazz, RCA, Columbia, Epic, CTI, Buddah, and Kudu. Their catalogue allows for some quite incredible programming.

Here’s the eighth edition in our Sony Records Showcase series which sees Michael Ambrosino celebrate the release of 25 fantastic & previously deleted classic jazz albums which have been unavailable individually, reissued now with original artwork and liner notes. The full playlist is below along with 12 examples of spectacular album artwork. Happy eyes, happy ears!

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Sony Music Showcase
Jazz Connoisseur Collection
20th April 2016

Artist - Track - Album - Year

Ray Bryant Trio    Moon-Faced Starry-Eyed    Little Susie    1960
The Dave Pike Quartet    Why Not?    Pike's Peak    1962
Dave Grusin    Gozwell    Kaleidoscope    1964
The Dave Bailey Sextet    Brownie Speaks   
One Foot In The Gutter (A Treasury Of Soul)    1960
Paul Desmond    Rude Old Man    Easy Living (Bonus Track - not on original LP)    1965
Pony Poindexter    Blue    Pony's Express    1962
Johnny Coles    Room 3    The Warm Sound    1961
Sonny Rollins    Bluesongo    What's New    1962
Lee Konitz    Giovani D'Oggi    Stereokonitz    1968
George Russell    Livingstone, I Presume    The Jazz Workshop    1957
Les Double Six    Doodlin'    Les Double Six    1960
Charles Mingus    Dizzy Moods    Tijuana Moods    1957
Duke Ellington    Isfahan    Far East Suite    1966
Gil Evans    Angel    Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix    1974
Chet Baker    IIMio Domani    Chet Is Back!    1962
Sextet Of Orchestra U.S.A.    Mack the Knife   
Mack the Knife and Other Songs of Kurt Weill    1966
Ran Blake    Summertime    The Newest Sound Around    1962
Bud Powell Trio    Blues for Bessie    Strictly Powell    1957
Charlie Rouse    Quarter Moon [Album Version]    Yeah!    1961
Stan Getz    Eu Vim da Bahia    The Best of Two Worlds feat. Joao Gilberto    1976
Helen Merrill    April in Paris (Live)    Parole E Musica    1960
Gary Burton    A Genuine Tong Funeral - Interlude: Lament   
A Genuine Tong Funeral    1967
Lou Levy Trio    Baubles, Bangles & Beads    A Most Musical Fella    1957