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Image of Hep CD2104 - The New York All-Star Big Band - The Unheard Artie Shaw



"The Unheard Artie Shaw"

Intriguing history of classic Shaw orchestra of late 1930's recreated by top New York musicians directed by James Langton and featuring Dan Levinson. Recorded on the 8/9th August 2016 at the Peter Karl Studio, New York.

Titles - Nightmare / Everything's Jumpin' / How Deep Is The Ocean / Them There Eyes / I've Got The World On A String / Leapin' At The Lincoln / Stairway To The Stars / Never Played Around Much / The Moon Looks Down & Laughs / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Trav'lin' All Alone / Royal Garden Blues / Stardust / And The Angels Sing / In The Mood / You Go To My Head / Diga Diga Doo / Begin The Beguine.

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The New York All-Star Big Band - "Them There Eyes"

The New York All-Star Big Band - "I've Got The World On A String"


Image of Hep CD2103 - Eddie Thompson Trio - The Bosendorfer Concert 1980 Vol. 2



"The Bosendorfer Concert 1980 Vol. 2"

The second volume from the concert at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield, Nottingham recorded on 23rd October 1980 with the exception of the track "Easy To Love" which was recorded on 24th February 1982. The trio consists of Eddie on the Bosendorfer Imperial piano joined by Pete Martin on bass and Pete Staples on drums.

Titles - Isn't She Lovely / Here's That Rainy Day / But Not For Me / Blues For Big Jim / Medley - Solitude, Daydream, In A Mellotone, C Jam Blues, Take The A Train / Easy To Love / Sign Off.

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Eddie Thompson Trio - "Isn't She Lovely"


Image of Hep CD2102 - Eddie Thompson Trio - The Bosendorfer Concert 1980



"The Bosendorfer Concert 1980"

This new collection is the second meeting of Eddie with the wonderful Bosendorfer Imperial piano in a live concert setting. This instrument gave Eddie freedom to range over the most delicate phrasing to deep cavernous rumbling bass notes he absolutely loved. His choice of tunes includes some hallowed favourites but also some a little less familiar like Johnny Griffin's blues "The JAMFs are Coming" and Antonio Jobim's "Corcovado" which he deconstructs and reassembles with some astounding tempo changes. He cannot be considered one of the jazz piano innovators but his energy and rich imagination inform all his performances and mark him out as a major artiste.

He died aged 61 when there should have been many years of great music still to come.

Titles - On Green Dolphin Street / The JAMFs are Coming / Baubles, Bangles and Beads / Corcovado / Autumn Nocturne / Satin Doll / Robbins Nest / Sweet Georgia Brown.

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Eddie Thompson Trio - "Autumn Nocturne"


Image of Hep CD2101 - Tina May - My Kinda Love.



"My Kinda Love"

As before, HepJazz CD 2101 is a collection of lesser known songs, and some new, with varied backing ensembles. The main arranging duties, as before, handled by Frank Griffith. The featured soloists include John Pearce, Ian Laws, Nicol Thomson, Freddie Gavita, Sammy Mayne, and guest spots for Duncan Lamont and Janusz Carmello. There are also four songs with accompaniment by the Bowfiddle String Quartet.

Titles - My Kinda Love / Lazy Afternoon / S'posin / Where Were You in April / I Wish I Knew / A Sunday Kind of Love / If You Go / An Occasional Man / Haunted Heart / You Came a Long way From St Louis / Manhattan in the Rain / I'm Through With Love.

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Tina May - "Where Were You in April"

Tina May - "A Sunday Kind Of Love"

Tina May - "An Occasional Man"


Image of Hep CD2100 - Eddie Thompson - In The USA



"Eddie Thompson in the USA"

Eddie Thompson, one of the UKs finest jazz pianists, had a ten year stop over in New York before returning to the UK in 1972. He made some tracks in 1962 for a now defunct New York label with his trio. He also visited the west coast in 1975 and was recorded in concert as a soloist. This new CD combining these dates reminds us what a wonderful improvisor and artiste he was.

Titles - Cherry / How Are Things In Glocca Morra / Shepherds Pie Time / Mood For Teachers / Guess I'll Have To Hang My Tears Out To Dry / Baby Mine / Home Brew / Bread For Ed / Chili Con Carne / State Occasion / All Too Soon / Dancing On The Ceiling / Laura / St. Louis Blues / Liza.

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Eddie Thompson - "All Too Soon"


Image of Hep CD0097 - Alec Wilder - Music For Lost Souls and Wounded Birds



"The Octets 1938-47"

"Music For Lost Souls And Wounded Birds"

This double CD collection chronicles the 1938-40 output and picks up some later compositions including Frank Sinatra conducting four modern pieces in 1945. His music remains as intriguing today as when originally performed by the Octet over 70 years ago.

Titles - Volume 1 - A Debutante's Diary / Concerning Etchings / A Little Girl Grows Up / Neurotic Goldfish / Such A Tender Night / Walking Home In Spring / Sea Fugue Mama / It's Silk, Feel It! / She'll Be Seven In May / The Japanese Sandman / Please Do Not Disturb / Sweet Sue, Just You / The House Detective Registers / Blue Room / Seldom The Sun / Her Old Man Was Suspicious / The Children Met The Train / Pieces Of Eight / His First Long Pants / Kindergarten Flower Pageant / Dance Man Buys A Farm / Bull Fiddles In A China Shop.

Volume 2 - Intro / Slow Dance / Theme And Variations / Air For Oboe / Air For Bassoon / Air For Flute / Air For English Horn / Seldom The Sun / The Neurotic Goldfish / Jack, This Is My Husband / They Needed No Words / Footnote To A Summer Love / The Children Met The Train / A Little White Samba / A Little Girl Grows Up / Remember Me To Youth / The Amorous Poltergeist / Horn Belt Boogie / Serenade For Horns / Singing Horns / Horns O'Plenty / Piece For English Horn / Goodbye John.

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Alec Wilder - "A Debutante's Diary"

Alec Wilder - "Blue Room"

Alec Wilder - "Intro / Slow Dance"


Image of Hep CD96 - Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra - Swingin' and Jumpin'


BUNNY BERIGAN and His Orchestra

"Swingin' and Jumpin'"

A collection of broadcast performances by Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra from New York locations recorded during 1937-39 with Ray Conniff on trombone which also marks the beginning of his arranging skills. Soloists include Georgie Auld, Don Lodice, Gus Bivona, Joe Bushkin, and one from Buddy Rich.

Titles - You Can't Run Away From Love / Mahogany Hall Stomp / Mr Ghost Goes To Town / They All Laughed / Big John Special / Back In Your Own Backyard / Downstream / Louisiana / Peg o' My Heart / Royal Garden Blues / Trees / Howja Like To Love Me / Shanghai Shuffle / Let 'er Go / Gangbuster's Holiday / Night Song / I Poured My Heart Into A Song / Swingin' and Jumpin' / Little Gate Special.

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Bunny Berigan - "Swingin' and Jumpin'"

Bunny Berigan - "Royal Garden Blues"

Check out the review at the Big Band Library web site.


Image of Hep CD95 - David Allyn - Where You At?



"Where You At?"

A tribute collection to this popular Italian American singer covering the period from 1941-63. With accompaniment from the orchestras of Jack Teagarden, Boyd Raeburn, Lucky Thompson, Ike Carpenter, Johnny Richards, Bob Prince and Bob Florence.

Titles - Where You At (1946) / Blue Mist / Soft As Spring / This Is No Laughing Matter / I Don't Care Who Knows It / Forgetfull / Out Of This World / Black Night And Fog / Please Let Me Forget / Snowbound / Chinero / Sweet And Lovely / It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / Deep In The Blues / Flamingo / It Never Entered My Mind / Wait Till You See Her / When Love Comes / It Can't Be Wrong / The Touch Of Your Lips / Did You Ever See A Dream Walking / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me / Here's The Way It Is / Pleasant Dreams / Where You At (1963).

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David Allyn - "This Is No Laughing Matter" (1941)

David Allyn - "Forgetfull" (1946)

David Allyn - "When Love Comes" (1949)


Image of Hep CD2025 - Dill Jones - Up Jumped You With Love


Dill Jones

"Up Jumped You With Love"

Recorded at the Jazz Centre Society, Warehouse "D", St Katherine's Dock, London on 3rd August 1972.

Titles - Limehouse Blues / Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans / All The 7s / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / Jitterbug Waltz / Something For Luckey / I Just Couldn't Take It Baby / Blues For G.W. / Up Jumped You With Love / Chelsea Bridge.

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Dill Jones - "Limehouse Blues"

Dill Jones - "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans"




"You've Changed"

Michael Garrick on piano, Chris Laurence on bass, Alan Jackson on drums, joined by guest Don Weller on tenor saxophone for this live recording from The Stables, Wavendon on 19th May 1978.

Titles - Third Floor Richard / Rhythm-a-ning / You've Changed / Like Someone in Love / Michael's Song / On Green Dolphin Street.

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Michael Garrick Trio - "Rhythm-a-ning"


Image of Hep CD94 - Harry James and his Music Makers - Flash Harry - Broadcasts 1942-46


HARRY JAMES and his Music Makers

"Flash Harry - Broadcasts 1942-46"

Broadcast performances from various locations 1942 - 1946 featuring Helen Forrest, Helen Ward, Corky Corcoran and Willie Smith.

Titles - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / I Heard You Cried Last Night / My Beloved Is Rugged / Charmaine / Shady Lady Bird / All The Things You Are / Pistol Packin' Mama / You Go To My Head / How Sweet You Are / Jump Sauce / My Old Flame / Chelsea Bridge / Flash / Prince Charming / Somebody Loves Me / If I Had You / It's Been So Long / Jiggers The Beat / Moten Swing / Air Mail Special / It Can't Be Wrong / Penthouse Serenade / Three Little Words / Zambu.

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HARRY JAMES and his Music Makers - "Shady Lady Bird"


Image of Hep CD2098 - Spike Robinson Quartet - Very Live in Boulder, Colorado



"Very Live in Boulder, Colorado"

Concert performances by Spike Robinson with Dale Bruning, Derryl Goes and Dick Patterson from June 1974.

Titles - Summertime / Embraceable You / Our Love Is Here To Stay / Theme From Black Orpheus / Scrapple From The Apple / Like Someone In Love / Moonlight In Vermont / Easy To Love / Green Dolphin Street.

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Spike Robinson Quartet - "Summertime"


Image of Hep CD2097 - Bobby Wellins Quartet - Birds of Brazil



"Birds of Brazil"

Composed and arranged by Bobby Wellins with orchestration by Tony Coe and recorded in 1982. The Birds of Brazil movements performed by the Bobby Wellins Quartet joined by Kenny Wheeler, Chris Karan and the Delme String Quartet.

Titles - Birds of Brazil (1st Movement) / Birds of Brazil (2nd Movement) / Birds of Brazil (3rd Movement) / Angel Eyes / Moonray / Song For Keith / In Walked Bud.

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Bobby Wellins Quartet - "Angel Eyes"


Three labels covering jazz in depth from 1930 to the present.

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new issues

Includes -
David Allyn
Bunny Berigan
Michael Garrick
Harry James
Dill Jones
Tina May
New York All-Star Big Band
Spike Robinson
Eddie Thompson
Bobby Wellins
Alec Wilder

metronome series

Includes -
Slim Gaillard
Tommy Dorsey
Artie Shaw
Ted Heath
Kay Starr
Harry James
Pied Pipers

1000 series

Includes -
Teddy Wilson
Red Norvo
Larry Clinton
Dorsey Brothers
Will Bradley
Claude Thornhill
Jack Jenney
Casa Loma

2000 series

Includes -
Eddie Thompson
Herb Geller
Spike Robinson
Tony Coe
Gene diNovi
Joe Temperley
Michael Hashim

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