Thursday, January 29, 2009

Final Days of the HBDirect Jazz Sale!

January Jazz Sale Ends
The HBDirect January jazz sale will end on Saturday at Midnight! These few days are the last chance to get sale prices on the complete catalogs of the five labels listed below. Also look out for special discounts on several new releases!

Neglected Coltrane $48.48 $37.23 - 5 CDs!IMPU: Coltrane
"Jazz fans who may have believed the hype, and shied away from these 1965 recordings, will be richly rewarded by checking them out. There's a world of rapture and magic to be enjoyed here."
Jazz Box Sets - Just Released!
Michel Petrucciani: Complete Dreyfus Recordings
Toots Thielemans & Friends: Jazz Olympics
Steve Kuhn: Life's Backward Glances
Click here for new box sets from Membran

Basie: Verve Debut Reissued $12.98 $8.98VRV: Basie
In 1963 Count Basie began his Verve career with this 10 track set of Neal Hefti compositions. Though none of them went on to become standards, there are some real gems that will provide some fresh material for Basie fans.

More Recent Reissues From Verve
Nina Simone: Let It Be Me
Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle
Bud Powell: Blues In The Closet

Bossa Novas Stories $18.98 $13.48 BLU: Elias
"The pianist has grown in confidence as a vocalist over the course of several CDs, developing a sexy yet never overdone style.... Eliane Elias remains one of the top bossa nova interpreters, in addition to her skills in many other jazz styles." -All Music Guide
Upcoming Releases From Blue Note
Grant Green: Grant's First Stand
Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond
Horace Parlan: Up & Down
Leo Parker: Rollin' With Leo

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Celebrate Blue Note & Save at HBDirect!

Blue Note Celebrates 70
This month marks Blue Note's 70th anniversary and to celebrate we've put the entire label on sale! To help your browsing we've listed some of our most popular Blue Note artists below, but you can Click Here for the complete Blue Note catalog.

Art Blakey Herbie Hancock
Donald Byrd Freddie Hubbard
John Coltrane Jackie McLean
Miles Davis Thelonious Monk
Lou Donaldson Lee Morgan
Dexter Gordon Horace Silver
Grant Green Jimmy Smith

Preorder Grant's First Stand $13.98 $9.98BLU: Green
"Even at this early stage in his recordings career, Green immediately displays all the qualities that would mark his subsequent work. His signature sound and way with single-note runs is positively enticing." -All About Jazz

Preorder Now! - February 10th Releases
Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond
Leo Parker: Rollin' With Leo
Horace Parlan: Up & Down
Paul Chambers: Quintet

Blakey's Jazz Messengers $13.98 $9.98
Art Blakey Quintet: A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 BLU: Blakey
"This recording, as well as subsequent editions of these performances, launches an initial breakthrough for Blakey and modern jazz in general, and defines the way jazz music could be heard for decades thereafter. Everybody must own copies of all volumes of A Night at Birdland." -All Music Guide

Blue Note & Birdland
Art Blakey Quintet: A Night at Birdland Vol. 2
Steve Kuhn: Live at Birdland
Miles Davis: Birdland 1951

Smith Plays Fats Waller $13.98 $9.98 BLU: Smith/Waller
"Smith is allowed to attack the organ in gusts and swoops without interruption - and what a treat it is. He rolls through Waller classics like Honeysuckle Rose and Ain't Misbehavin at a simmer... a glorious sounding remaster" -All About Jazz

Jimmy Smith on Blue Note
Jimmy Smith: Live at Club Baby Grand
Jimmy Smith: Retrospective [Box]
Jimmy Smith: Midnight Special