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With Larry Young, Candido and Harold Vick in 1965. Canteloupe Woman, Selma March…  Coupled with the LP Up With Donald Byrd from the year before, with Herbie, Stan The Man, Candido again…

The best recordings of this stupendous singer, arguably the greatest jazz singing there is for fucks sake, nattily presented like a seven-inch box-set. Brownie, Roy Haynes, Cannonball… Do yourself a favour.

Facsimile LP; double-CD with extras, as pictured. Monster box-set due next week.

Signing off for Verve in 1997, the great tenor saxophonist with Conrad Herwig, John Scofield, Stefon Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette — and Chaka doing Summertime.

With the Turrentines and Julian Priester, Bob Boswell on bass, no piano (which opens things out). The title track is a Bill Lee composition; To Lady is a haunting Billie Holiday tribute.

The Ubiquity band on the straight and narrow, for them, with Harry Whitaker’s keys to the fore: half funky, half mellow (with a nice Hutson cover). Remastered CD; straight-reissue Polydor LP.

With Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmie Rowles, Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Alvin Stoller.

Two overdubbed pianos.

Great Wayne Shorter; marvellous extras.

The Duke and Johnny Hodges.

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