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The Past Recaptured: 2009 Reissues

A sampling of some favorite reissues from the past year, including Stan Getz, Denny Zeitlin, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams.

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One Step Beyond

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Jackie McLean

This week on Night Lights I’ll highlight some of my favorite reissues and historical releases from the past year. We’ll hear music from:

  • Pianist Denny Zeitlin‘s mid-1960s Columbia recordings
  • Saxophonist Jackie McLean‘s One Step Beyond (featuring Jackie’s smoldering, adventurous early-1960s group with trombonist Grachan Moncur and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson)
  • Stan Getz playing with an organ trio
  • A live date with lost-legend trumpeter Dupree Bolton
  • An until-now unearthed 1969 concert from Freddie Hubbard‘s European tour quartet…

and more.

• Watch Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton perform “Katanga” on Frankly Jazz:

Music Heard On This Episode

Blue Rondo
Jackie McLean — One Step Beyond (Blue Note, 2009)
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Blue Rondo
Jackie McLean — One Step Beyond (Blue Note, 2009)
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Round Midnight
Denny Zeitlin — Columbia Studio Trio Sessions (Mosaic Select, 2009)
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Katanga
Dupree Bolton — Fireball (Uptown Jazz, 2009)
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Twas Yesterday
Lucky Thompson — New York City 1964-65 (Uptown Jazz, 2009)
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Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard — Without a Song: Live in Europe 1969 (Blue Note, 2009)
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Cherry Blossom
Horace Silver — Tokyo Blues (Blue Note, 2009)
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Ballad for Leo
Stan Getz — Dynasty (Verve, 2009)
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Bad Girl
Leo Parker — Rollin' With Leo (Blue Note, 2009)
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From Before
Tony Williams — Spring (Blue Note, 2009)
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All Praises to Allah
Lightmen Plus One — Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From the Underground (Now Again Records, 2009)
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