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Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio



River: The Joni Letters (with Bonus Tracks) - Amazon.com Exclusive

Herbie Hancock



Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut



Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver



Roots and Grooves

Maceo Parker

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Doug Ramsey

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

Parkside Publications, Inc.

Rarely in the annals of jazz biography has a subject's career been documented so thoroughly... a monumental work. -- Downbeat Magazine


Dexter Gordon

Jazz Icons: Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

Jazz Icons

DVD - Watching the saxophonist in action is akin to a state of jazz bliss ... It’s priceless footage that is worth its weight in gold. -- JazzReview.com


Stuart Nicholson

Billie Holiday (Music)

Northeastern


Wes Montgomery

Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery Live in '65

Jazz Icons

DVD - Close-ups of Montgomery's hands traversing the fretboard should be required viewing for any aspiring jazz guitarist. -- The Boston Phoenix


Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington Live in ‘58

Jazz Icons

DVD - This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written. -- Jazzitude.com

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