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The Victoria Company was started in St. Louis, Missouri in 1994 by Bill Becker. An avid jazz fan & pianist, he devoted much of his time & treasure to producing and preserving recordings of the music he loved. He founded Victoria Records and not only unearthed lost jazz recordings but hired musicians to record what they did best.
DICK HYMAN AND SHELLEY BERG MEETING OF THE MINDS VC4376
RUBY BRAFF / THE JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO / BUCKY PIZZARELLI
RELAXING AT THE PENTHOUSE VC4348
DICK HYMAN / KEN PEPLOWSKI E PLURIBUS DUO VC4379
BUCKY PIZZARELLI AND THE KENNEDY BROTHERS
PLAY HAROLD ARLEN VC4373
DICK HYMAN AND KEN PEPLOWSKI LIVE AT THE KITANO VC4393
BUCKY PIZZARELLI AND RAY KENNEDY – THE SWING KINGS
A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN VC4344
BUCKY PIZZARELLI / JOHN PIZZACELLI TWOGETHER VC4338
BUCKY PIZZARELLI SONATINA VC4337
RALPH SUTTON AND KENNY DAVERN
LIVE AT THE THUNDERBIRD LODGE VC4377 *(2CD Set $19.99)
RALPH SUTTON AND DAVE MCKENNA
TO SUNNIE WITH LOVE VC4371 *(2CD Set $19.99)
Pesci… Still Singing
Pesci… Still Singing – The new album Pesci… Still Singing from Joe Pesci – Joe Pesci appears in the new Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, which comes to Netflix on November 27. More importantly, Joe Pesci has announced a new album called Pesci… Still Singing. The album arrives two days after the film's release (on November 29), and it features Maroon 5's Adam Levine. At the midpoint of the album, Pesci and Levine cover "My Cherie Amour." If you want to hear what Pesci's voice sounds like, listen to "Baby Girl"-which features Levine and Arturo Sandoval.
I Shouldn't Be Telling You This
2019 release, the second album from the Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz. And this time he's bringing his friends. Jeff has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.
Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas
(Remastered, Expanded Version)
A newly remastered edition of one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time. This special 2012 edition of the multi-platinum selling classic includes three bonus tracks that did not appear on the original 1965 LP: "Greensleeves," "Thanksgiving Theme" and "Great Pumpkin Waltz".
Dave Stryker Eight Track Christmas
This a razor sharp Christmas cool offering by jazz guitarist and composer Dave Stryker and his kickass Eight Track Band with some equally cool guests like Stefon Harris, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter. The bright and shiny just stacks up with glittery goodies like “This Christmas,” “What Child Is This?,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Soulful Frosty” and “Christmas Time Is Here.”
Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers BandIn honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers debut album, New West Records is proud to present, Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. This record is a true collection of big band jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers classics. The record features guest vocals by Marc Broussard and Ruthie Foster. Big Band of Brothers also features Jack Pearson on guitar, who has performed as a guest of the Allman Brothers Band on numerous occasions, and actually joined as a member of the band in 1997. Together with Dickey Betts, he completed the band's archetypal guitar duo for nearly 3 years. Wycliffe Gordon (of Jazz at Lincoln Center fame) is also featured as a soloist. Gordon is consistently ranked among leading trombone players in the Downbeat critics poll.
Big Band Holidays II
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCH
with WYNTON MARSALIS
Pressed on 180g Gold Vinyl
(Limited Edition Collector's Item)
Swing into the holiday spirit with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Featuring original arrangements of holiday classics selected from Big Band Holiday concerts spanning from 2015 to 2018, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO are joined by an all-star assortment of guest vocalists, including Veronica Swift, Denzal Sinclaire, Catherine Russell, Audrey Shakir, and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.
Franklin’s stirring solo piano rendition of “O Tannenbaum,” a surprise performance during the 2015 edition of Big Band Holidays, has never before been released. Other standout tracks include Veronica Swift’s vibrant recording of the classic “(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man with the Bag” and Denzal Sinclaire’s jazzed-up version of “We Three Kings.” An instant classic that captures the magic of an annual NYC holiday tradition, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II serves up timeless nostalgia just in time for the most wonderful time of the year.
If You're Going To The City: Sweet Relief Tribute To Mose Allison
Mose Allison's singular style – a unique blend of jazz and blues, his incisive humor, and knack for distilling deep themes into simple potent lyrics made him a major influence on a generation of musicians. It didn't take much convincing for the producers to bring a host of top artists onboard for the tribute collection, If You're Going to the City, including Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars feat. Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose!, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. Each artist chose a favorite Mose Allison song to interpret. Mose's daughter Amy Allison teamed up with musician/producer Don Heffington to honor her father's rich catalog of songs. "We were talking about my dad's legacy and thinking about all the musicians who were fans, and how a tribute album featuring some of these artists would be cool, especially if it were to benefit a worthy cause. Don said "Let's put it together ourselves" and introduced the idea (and me) to his friend producer/engineer/studio owner Sheldon Gomberg. And so it began…"
Before The Beginning, Vol. 1: Live 1968
(180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Triple 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Live archive release. Live recordings from 1968 and 1970 have recently been discovered of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Not much is known about the live recordings. Discovered unlabelled and by pure luck in the US, their era has been authenticated by experts of the bands blues origins. Fleetwood Mac has given their full approval for the release of these tapes. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac had a short but hugely prolific career, with the 1968 recording being at the early stages of the band, and the 1970 recording will, in contrast, be one of their final shows before Peter left the band. The recordings were discovered in incredibly good condition considering they have been untouched for over 40 years, they have been restored and provide a vital insight into the very earliest incarnation of one of the world's biggest bands.
& The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble
Valve Bone Woe
Chrissie Hynde has a new album 'Valve Bone Woe' release date September 6th, 2019. The album features reinterpretations of classic material penned by Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Hynde's former partner Ray Davies.
The record was seemingly inspired by pre-war jazz sounds, and was recorded with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble at London's AIR Studios.
I’m not hugely interested in branching out into other musical genres, being a devout rock singer as such, but jazz is something I grew up around (thanks to my bro) and I’ve always had a soft spot for it. I often bemoan what I regard as a decline in melody in popular music and I wanted to sing melodies.
The Rolling Stones
Bridges To Buenos Aires
(180 Gram Vinyl,
Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl, Blue)
Triple 180gm blue vinyl LP pressing. Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert film release from The Rolling Stones' archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina's capital city has been restored in full and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan on 'Like A Rolling Stone'. Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan.
The Grateful Dead
Ready Or Not
2 LPs 180-Gram
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2019 live archive release featuring nine unreleased performances from the early '90s, presenting what the next Grateful Dead studio album may have been. The collection focuses on the best unreleased live versions of these late-period gems, all mastered from the original digital soundboard tapes. Recorded live between 1992 and 1995, Ready Or Not spotlights performance by the final Grateful Dead lineup: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and new keyboardist Vince Welnick.
(Gatefold LP Jacket)
Vinyl LP pressing. 2019 release. Hyperspace's new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck's most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album's 11 tracks – including singles "Uneventful Days" and "Saw Lightning" – features co-writing/co-production from Pharrell Williams. "See Through" is co-written/co-produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin, "Stratosphere" features back-up from Chris Martin, the album's title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and "Die Waiting" features backing vocals from Sky Ferreira.
Number of the Beast
Limited 180gm black vinyl LP repressing of the Metal band's 1982 album, their third overall and first with vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
SOL YAGED AND TINO VALPA
Your Wish Is My Command
White Vinyl $19.99
This recording has one of the oddest matchups that I have heard in quite some time. The talented clarinetist Sol Yaged (1922-2019) was famous (or infamous) for often sounding like Benny Goodman. Steve Allen used to drop his name as a punchline now and then, saying that Yaged sounded more like Goodman than BG did. Although he was active in New York until shortly before his death at the age of 97 Yaged, who first recorded in 1947, was believed to have made no records after 1968 when he was still just 46.
In 2018 he met Tino Valpa, a punk rock guitarist who befriended him. Valpa was intrigued by the ancient clarinetist who still had plenty of spirit. Since it had been 50 years since his last recording, when Valpa suggested that they record together, Yaged was enthusiastic. Valpa wrote three songs which he recorded with the clarinetist plus “As Time Goes By.” The music is a very energetic brand of punk rock with Valpa (who dominates on overdubbed guitar, bass, drums and vocals), Yaged (a bit low in the mix), 90-year old vibraphonist Harry Sheppard, a small horn section, and a pianist. Other than out of curiosity, one cannot imagine many Syncopated Times readers being interested in these performances. It is a pity that Valpa did not try to reach Yaged halfway instead of just adding him to his rockish music, but the four songs only total 15 minutes.
While visiting Yaged, Valpa discovered that he had an unreleased tape of a live performance from 1972 that features the clarinetist and Sheppard playing with pianist Johnny Knapp, bassist Ray Carl, and drummer Mousey Alexander. The six swing standards, performed four years after Yaged’s “final” recording date, are full of spirit, high energy and excellent playing. The emphasis is on faster tempos with the highlights including “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Stompin’ At The Savoy” and “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise.” Yaged, Sheppard and Knapp (who occasionally sounds a little like Dave Brubeck) are inspired by each other and the crowd, taking extended solos that the audience clearly appreciated. It is for this session (which clocks in at around 48 minutes) that the LP will be of greatest interest.
Jazz Photography Book
by Ken Franckling
Jazz in the Key of Light $59.95
Veteran jazz writer and photographer Ken Franckling's hardcover book, deemed a collector's item by its buyers, is subtitled Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians Speak for Themselves. It illuminates more than 80 musicians through a different format than the traditional fine art photography book. It pairs its featured jazz artists, in performance or moments of personal reflection, with essential quotes from interviews Franckling had with those musicians for a variety of mainstream and music publications over four decades. The spotlighted musicians range from legends Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to a variety of today’s rising stars in jazz, including bassist and singer Nicki Parrott, singer Gregory Porter, and alto saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón. Newport Jazz Festival founding producer George Wein wrote the Foreword.
Several of the photographs are historical captures. One shows saxophonist and composer Benny Carter at a master class with student musicians at Harvard in April 1988, as he listens to freshman Joshua Redman play a solo. Another is of the legendary Basie band drummer Jo Jones at his last gig, which was held quite ironically at the Last Call Saloon in Providence, RI. in November 1984. Jones died in September 1985.
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ORIGINAL VINYL RECORDS CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY
The notable Hudson Valley record store has made giant strides during its first year.
A year ago Jim Eigo, a super publicist who runs Jazz Promo Services, started Original Vinyl Records along with his wife Pam Eigo. “I’m an old record store lover who goes all the way back to the late 1960s/early ‘70s, working in retail. I love being around records, talking about records, and meeting people who love records.”
Eigo’s years of experience have resulted in his store having a warm and friendly atmosphere, a very wide selection of recordings, and a stock that features used and new Lps, CDs, 45s, 78s, DVDs, cassettes and even 8-tracks plus posters and memorabilia.
Original Vinyl Records (whose motto is “Where Old Records Go To Live”) is located at 314 State Route 94 South #7, Warwick Crossing, Warwick, NY 10990-3380. It is open fulltime on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while, on other days, it is open by appointment only. “If a dealer or a collector calls me for the other days and wants to spend time looking through the collection, we can work it out,” says Eigo.
The birth of the store occurred when Jim Eigo’s son graduated from college and Jim’s wife Pam said that he could stay in an office that was overflowing with Jim’s records, posters and memorabilia. “I needed somewhere to put them, which led me to thinking of starting my own record store in the Hudson Valley. Right up the road was a little strip mall that had a store for rent. My wife thought that I was crazy but she had told me to put the records somewhere!”
Jim Eigo has had many years of experience with record stores including a long association with Happy Tunes Records where he ran the jazz department, had important positions at the Soho Music Gallery and J&R Music World, and co-founded the successful mail order business Daybreak Express. An enthusiastic supporter of all styles of jazz and music in general, Eigo was one of the early innovators in utilizing E-mails for marketing and has worked with a countless number of musicians, clubs and labels during his 20 years of running Jazz Promo Services.
He is quite enthusiastic about Original Vinyl Records. “We are building up our reputation and people are finding out about the store, which also sells recordings through mail order. Last spring we hosted a special series, Talking Vinyl, that featured such notables as Scott Wentzel from Mosaic Records, Tito Puente’s biographer (Joe Conte) and Arnold Jay Smith giving informative talks about their experiences. It was all filmed and can be seen on our You Tube channel. We hope to have more special events in the future. The record store is a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun and customers enjoy the wide variety of music we sell, the prices, and the atmosphere.”