It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Our Bear Family shop offers a good start for the Jazz novice. We cater a small selection of quality releases of all major phases in Jazz: New Orleans, Swing, Be Bop, Latin, Cool, Hard Bop and Free Jazz. Get hip to the groove!

Our Bear Family shop offers a good start for the Jazz novice. We cater a small selection of quality releases of all major phases in Jazz: New Orleans, Swing, Be Bop, Latin, Cool, Hard Bop and Free... read more »
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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Our Bear Family shop offers a good start for the Jazz novice. We cater a small selection of quality releases of all major phases in Jazz: New Orleans, Swing, Be Bop, Latin, Cool, Hard Bop and Free Jazz. Get hip to the groove!

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Sinatra Songbook
Mike Smith: Sinatra Songbook Art-Nr.: CDDE480

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(Delmark) 10 tracks Alto saxophonist Mike Smith spent time at the ideal listening post to come by his inspiration for Sinatra Songbook. As a member of the Voice's band in the latter part of the singer's career, Smith became steeped in...
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In The Wee Small Hours
Sax Gordon: In The Wee Small Hours Art-Nr.: CDDE5018

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(2014/Delmark) 9 tracks. Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Kim Wilson. On "In The Wee Small Hours", his first jazz release, Gordon...
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Nutville
Jim Cooper: Nutville Art-Nr.: CDDE457

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(1991/Delmark) 9 tracks Nutville is one of two 1991 releases by veteran Chicago vibist Jim Cooper. It features the same lineup as its companion, Tough Town, including the versatile Ira Sullivan, whose facility on trumpet and saxophone...
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Modus Operandi
Chris Woods: Modus Operandi Art-Nr.: CDDE437

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​(1978/Delmark) 8 tracks
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Made For Each Other
Sonny Stitt: Made For Each Other Art-Nr.: CDDD426

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(1968/Delmark) 9 tracks, Sonny Stitt's regular group of the period (which included organist Don Patterson and drummer Billy James) plays a wide variety of material on this Lp, ranging from "The Very Thought of You" and two versions of...
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Just Found Joy
RICH CORPOLONGO QUARTET PLUS T: Just Found Joy Art-Nr.: CDDE489

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(1996/Delmark) Delmark has been great about documenting Chicago-based musicians who are respected locally, but little known outside of the Windy City. A good example is Rich Corpolongo, who had been playing post-bop and avant-garde jazz...
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Safe To Imagine
Zane Massey: Safe To Imagine Art-Nr.: CDDE487

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(1996/Delmark) 8 tracks, Zane Massey's Safe to Imagine is a reassuring sign that the jazz pantheon of tenor saxophonists continues to be renewed and reinvigorated. Adept in settings from bop to post-bop, from free to funk, Massey evokes...
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Skylark
Chuck Hedges: Skylark Art-Nr.: CDDD483

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(1983/Delmark) 9 tracks During a visit to Los Angeles in June 1983, clarinetist Chuck Hedges crossed paths with pianist extraordinaire Johnny Varro on two occasions. First, they played a gig at Gatsby's, a Brentwood club where Varro was...
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Horns Aplenty
Betty O'Hara: Horns Aplenty Art-Nr.: CDDD482

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(1985/Delmark) 10 tracks, Betty O'Hara is among jazz's best kept secrets -- a gifted but obscure and under-recorded improviser/arranger who knew her way around several horns and was an expressive singer to boot. Before suffering the...
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Volume One
JAZZ LTD.: Volume One Art-Nr.: CDDE226

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(1994/Delmark) 14 tracks, Starting in 1947 and continuing throughout the 1950s, Bill Reinhardt and his wife Ruth ran Jazz Ltd, a Chicago club that served as a haven for Dixieland. Reinhardt (a fine clarinetist) led the house band, a unit...
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How D'You like It So Far?
BARRETT DEEMS BIG BAND: How D'You like It So Far? Art-Nr.: CDDE472

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(1994/Delmark) 16 tracks, Barrett Deems, 81 at the time of this recording, will always be best known for his stint with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars in the 1950s. After settling in Chicago, the drummer became the leader of a top-notch...
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Where Or When
Lin Halliday: Where Or When Art-Nr.: CDDE468

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(1994/Delmark) 8 tracks Delmark Records has done the jazz world an enormous favor by documenting Chicago's rich jazz scene, and in the 1990s, the Windy City label has had the excellent taste to record Lin Halliday frequently. The tenor...
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
Jodie Christian: Come Rain Or Come Shine Art-Nr.: CDDE467

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(1994/Delmark) This set by Chicago pianist Jodie Christian has both strong and weak moments. Easily the low point is the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Roscoe Mitchell's playing on oboe during "Song for Atala" (way out-of-tune) although his...
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Shock Of The New
Brad Goode: Shock Of The New Art-Nr.: DS440

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(1988/Delmark) 8 tracks, Expertly played mainstream and hard bop from emerging Chicago trumpeter Brad Goode. This '89 release also served to highlight other worthy area players, such as saxophonist Lin Halliday, pianist Jodie Christian,...
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Modus Operandi
Chris Woods: Modus Operandi Art-Nr.: DS437

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(1978/Delmark) 8 tracks
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Unit 7
Mike Smith: Unit 7 Art-Nr.: CDDD444

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-Unit 7 (1966) Delmark (Für mich die beste Chicago-Blues LP schlechthin! Ein Meisterwerk das in jede Sammlung gehört / Guess this is the best Bluer album ever re- corded in Chicago! The pearl of any record collection !) Jr.Wells -...
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The Jaz Life
Malachi Thompson: The Jaz Life Art-Nr.: CDDD453

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(1991/Delmark) 6 tracks, Trumpeter Thompson's second CD for Delmark has the leader surrounding himself with powerful sidemen and tributes to heroes, while emphasizing that the "jaz" life (one z purposefully left off) is a struggle to be...
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Tough Town
Jim Cooper: Tough Town Art-Nr.: CDDD446

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(1991/Delmark) 7 tracks, The tough town that this CD's title refers to is Chicago, where Jim Cooper had played quite a bit in the 1970s and 1980s before Delmark recorded him as a leader in the early 1990s. Delmark had always been great...
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Experience
Jodie Christian: Experience Art-Nr.: CDDD454

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-Experience (1968 'Delmark') (38:14/12) (Was für eine schöne Überraschung! Magic Sam - voc/gtr zu Hause im Wohnzimmer; unveröffentlichte Amateuraufnahmen in akzeptabler Quali- tät von einem der größten Bluesgitarristen, die je gelebt...
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Armin van der Heydt's Cla
CLASSIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Armin van der Heydt's Cla Art-Nr.: CDDD222

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-Armin van der Heydt's Cla
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Serenata
John Young: Serenata Art-Nr.: CDDD403

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(1966) Delmark (Für mich die beste Chicago-Blues LP schlechthin! Ein Meisterwerk das in jede Sammlung gehört / Guess this is the best Bluer album ever re- corded in Chicago! The pearl of any record collection !) Jr.Wells - hca/vcl, Buddy...
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Shock Of The New
Brad Goode: Shock Of The New Art-Nr.: CDDD440

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-Shock Of The New (1966) Delmark (Für mich die beste Chicago-Blues LP schlechthin! Ein Meisterwerk das in jede Sammlung gehört / Guess this is the best Bluer album ever re- corded in Chicago! The pearl of any record collection !)...
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The Traveller
Mike Smith Quintet: The Traveller Art-Nr.: CDDE462

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-The Traveller (1968 'Delmark') (38:14/12) (Was für eine schöne Überraschung! Magic Sam - voc/gtr zu Hause im Wohnzimmer; unveröffentlichte Amateuraufnahmen in akzeptabler Quali- tät von einem der größten Bluesgitarristen, die je gelebt...
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Unit 7
Mike Smith: Unit 7 Art-Nr.: DS444

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(1966) Delmark (Für mich die beste Chicago-Blues CD schlechthin! Ein Meisterwerk das in jede Sammlung gehört / Guess this is the best Bluer album ever re- corded in Chicago! The pearl of any record collection !) Jr.Wells - hca/vcl, Buddy...
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40th Anniversary Jazz CD
Various: 40th Anniversary Jazz CD Art-Nr.: CDDX1

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(1993/Delmark Records) 13 tracks, Delmark 40th Anniversary: Jazz reflects the company's diversity, but not as well as it could have. That isn't to say that the bop selections are anything to be ashamed of; inspired performances by Ira...
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