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Superblue [SHM-CD] by Superblue
Superblue [SHM-CD] by Superblue at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:Superblue
Name:Superblue [SHM-CD]
Cat No.:TOCJ-95001
Performed by:Don Sickler (arranger,trumpet)
Roy Hargrove (trumpet)
Frank Lacy (trombone)
Bobby Watson (alto sax)
Bill Pierce (tenor sax)
Mulgrew Miller (piano)
Robert Hurst (bass)
Kenny Washington (drums)
Release Date:07/24/2013
Description:Somethin' Else label reissue series of great jazz albums from late 1980s to early 1990s!
Brand-new, 24-bit remastering and pressed on SHM-CD! Special limited edition!


Somethin' Else label was established in 1988 by Toshiba EMI's producer Hitoshi Namekata to present new recordings of the current jazz artists, both American and Japanese. With Toshiba EMI's alliance with Blue Note in the U.S., he had access to the fantastic roster of Blue Note, both young and seasoned. Looking back now in 2013, the early catalog of Somethin' Else has historic significance, introducing many young talents who are now giants, releasing fresh and important albums by veteran artists, and realizing unusual and unexpected collaborations. Now, the best albums are available again, this time on superior-sounding SHM-CD with brand-new, 24-bit mastering!

The inaugural release by the new Somethin' Else label was Superblue, an all-star group and special project led by trumpeter and arranger Don Sickler. The fantastic five-horn octet included the solid-as-a-rock rhythm section of Mulgrew Miller, Bob Hurst and Kenny Washington, saxophonist Bobby Watson, and notably, trumpeter Roy Hargrove who was still in high school and made a recording debut on this album.

The group plays wonderful arrangements by Sickler of jazz musicians' original compositions including a Blue Note classic "Open Sesame," a Tina Brooks composition made famous by Freddie Hubbard. The horn ensemble is tight and solos are inspired. The sound was captured brilliantly by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder. A great new music (at the time), created by talented young musicians and based firmly on the tradition of straight-ahead jazz. This is a prototypical jazz album that represents what would come from Somethin' Else. Highly recommended!

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey, on April 26, 1988. SHM-CD uses an advanced polycarbonate material for superior sound quality and is compatible with all CD players.
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$26.00
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Album Tracks:
1. Open SesameMP3 Sample
2. SummertimeMP3 Sample
3. Marvelous Marvin
4. Time OffMP3 Sample
5. I Remember Clifford
6. Conservation
7. Once Forgotten
8. M & M
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