Charles Mingus: Nostalgia in Times Square
In addition to being a gifted musician, Charles Mingus was also a bandleader, composer and civil rights activist. He was a pioneer in overdubbing and studio editing, enabling him to create the best version of a song to put on record. Check out some of his best work on "Nostalgia in Times Square."
Album: Nostalgia In Times Square / The Immortal 1959 Sessions.
Label: CBS – 88337
Series: Contemporary Masters Series –
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Gatefold
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Chick Corea: Return To Forever
Armando Anthony 'Chick' Corea is a jazz pianist, keyboard player and composer who played an integral role in the birth of jazz fusion. Several of his compositions are exceptional enough to be considered jazz standards. “Return To Forever” is also exceptional.
Album: Return To Forever
Label: ECM Records – ECM 1022 ST
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Style: Fusion, Latin Jazz
Herbie Hancock: Quartet
Well-known modern jazz composer Herbert Jeffrey Hancock is also a keyboard player, pianist and band leader. One of his major claims to fame is his album “Head Hunters,” which is the biggest-selling jazz record of all time. “Quartet” is another great one.
Label: Columbia – C2 38275
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 30 Dec 1982
Style: Contemporary Jazz
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY AT LP RECORDS
International Jazz Day hits the calendar on April 30th and LP Records serves up a spectacular way to celebrate. Head down to the retro record shop at Oceana Walk and saunter on over to the jazz section. There you’ll find three of the coolest jazz albums in stock, each from its own distinct era and sporting its own distinct sound ...