Shelly Manne

Jazz Album Reviews: Three from the Golden Age of Jazz Recording

August 30, 2023
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Three re-issued albums reinforce the claim that jazz recordings hit their peak from 1956 to 1964.

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Jazz Albums Review: Craft Recordings Reissues — Coltrane, Monk, Davis, Previn, and Vinnegar

June 11, 2023
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As usual with Craft Recordings reissues, these lps are impeccably produced: the silence of the recording before the music starts is almost startling, but it’s the clear sound of what follows that is most impressive.

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Jazz Album Review: “Hampton Hawes Four!” — Evidence of a Remarkable Talent

July 8, 2022
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Four! is one of Hampton Hawes’ most satisfying sessions, for the variety of the repertoire and the quality of the performances.

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