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Best Historical Jazz Releases 2016

Cover of Thad Jones Mel Lewis Resonance CD

On this edition of Night Lights I take a look back at some of the year‘s most interesting and compelling reissues and historical releases, including never-before-heard broadcasts from Count Basie and Lester Young, a lost Bill Evans album, the birth of one of the modern era‘s most significant big bands, and much more. The expanded list below includes everything that made it into the program and a number of other titles:

Cannonball Adderley, The Price You Got To Pay and Music, You All (Real Gone Music)

Dorothy Ashby, The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby (Spellbound)

Arthur Blythe, Lenox Avenue Breakdown/In The Tradition/Illusions/Blythe Spirit (BGO Records)

Count Basie/Lester Young, Savory Collection V. 2: Jumpin' At The Woodside (iTunes/Apple)

Bill Evans, Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest (Resonance Records)

Joe Farrell, Skate Board Park (Elemental Music)

Erroll Garner, Ready Take One (Sony Legacy)

Stan Getz, Moments In Time and Getz/Gilberto '76 (Resonance Records)

Barry Harris, Live In Tokyo (Elemental Music)

Shirley Horn, Live At The 4 Queens (Resonance Records)

James P. Johnson, Classic Sessions 1921-1943 (Mosaic Records)

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, All My Yesterdays (Resonance Records)

Charles McPherson, Live In Tokyo (Elemental Music)

Gerry Mulligan, EmArcy Sextet Recordings (Mosaic Records)

Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along (Harbinger Records)

Martial Solal, Newport 1963 (Sony/RCA)

Jeri Southern, Chicago, Blue Note, March 1956 (Uptown)

Sarah Vaughan, Live At Rosy's (Resonance Records)

Larry Young, In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance Records)

Lester Young, Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie And Lester Young Studio Sessions (Mosaic Records)

Various artists, Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-1949 (Mosaic Records)

Various artists, The Savory Collection V. 1: Coleman Hawkins And Friends (iTunes/Apple)

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