Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jazz at HBDirect: Django at 100, Ralph Towner, Clifford Brown & More!

This month at Hot Club records celebrates Django Reinhardt's 100th anniversary, ECM releases new music from Ralph Towner & Paolo Fresu, and Emarcy releases a beautifully remastered 4 CD set of Clifford Brown. Best of all, they're all discounted as part of our March jazz sale!

Clifford Brown Emarcy Master Takes "In the minds of many his brief career has not hampered his position as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time... This attractive box set is cause for celebration... All the tracks have been capably remastered, and I found the set's acoustics to be clean and well mixed." -Audiophile Audition (
New Jazz You Can't Miss!
Ahmad Jamal: A Quiet Time
Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Have Band Will Travel
Rufus Reid: Out Front
John Pizzarelli: Rockin' In Rhythm: a Duke Ellington Tribute

Dreams Drugs and Django With Angelo Debarre, Andreas Öberg, Stochelo Rosenberg & more!
This is the incredible story behind the friendship of Jon Larsen and Jimmy Rosenberg, the Hendrix of Gypsy Jazz. Voyaging through the demanding world of entertainment we soon learn about the drugs, money and temptations that threaten to destroy one of the most exciting partnerships in jazz history. As both men struggle to come to terms with influences beyond their control, jazz becomes a matter of life and death.
Hot Club Celebrates 100 Years of Django
Hot Club de Norvège: Django Music
Hot Club de Norvège: Swing de Paris
Stochelo Rosenberg: Symphonic Django / Nicolescu [DVD]

Chiaroscuro Ralph Towner Paolo Fresu "Paolo generally plays quietly, with only occasional louder outbursts, and he is beautifully accompanied by Ralph Towner, whose solo work is also first-class. On a variety of acoustic guitars, Ralph is able to sound like a whole orchestra." -MusicWeb-International
New Jazz From ECM
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble: Restored, Returned
Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: Fabula Suite Lugano
Chris Potter, Jason Moran, Paul Motian: Lost In a Dream

Sale Highlights
Ella In Hollywood
Ella Fitzgerald: Complete 12 Nights in Hollywood
Ella Fitzgerald: Best of 12 Nights in Hollywood

New From Virgin
Gorillaz: Plastic Beach
Relentless7/Ben Harper: Live from the Montreal Jazz Fest.
David Bowie: Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Special Edition)
Joss Stone: Colour Me Free!
Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Browse Virgin Records

Chant Du Monde
Steeve Laffont: Swing For Jess
Joana Amendoeira: A Flor Da Pele / Rodrigues, Morris
Caragoss: Les Routes du Swing / Zeller
Ludovic Beier: Django Brasil
Johnny Hodges: My Main Man
Juan De Lerida: Quimeras
Raphaël Faÿs: Andalucia
Explore Chant Du Monde

Times Square Records
Sara Tavares: Alive! in Lisboa
Hugh Masekela: Phola
Freddie Hubbard: On the Real Side (70th Birthday Celebration)
Laxmikant Pyarelal: Bollywood Remembers: Best of EMI Years
Ravi Shankar: Rare and Glorious
Times Square Records

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