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Let's not put the obvious CDs down that everyone has heard, but try to put down great CDs that may have passed under peoples' radar.

here are mine:

Dexter Gordon - Lullaby for a Monster ( Dex in a rare pianoless trio setting)
Andy Sheppard - Nocturnal Tourist (what one great saxman can do with a laptop)
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Goin' Home (Shepp playing straightahead blues in duo)
Joe Locke's Four Walls of Freedom - (Bob Berg on 1st album, Tommy Smith on second ...great playing)
Simon Peat Quartet - Freya's Groove - One of the finest UK's players
Trotignon & El-Malek - Both albums show France's genius of the tenor
Yannick Rieu - little zab - great simple fab.
Jérôme Sabbagh - Pogo - Great album from this Parisian in New York
Steve Grossman with Michel Petrucciani - one of the best ever !!!
Julien Lourau - The Rise - probably my favourite sax album of the last 5 years.
 

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Yuri Honing: Gagarin
Dave O'Higgins: Push ...check out the speed of Samba Express!!
Tim Garland: storms Nocturnes
Bob Rockwell: Bob's Ben
Joel Frahm & Brad Mehldau: Don't Explain
Rich Perry: Beautiful Love
Acoustic Ladyland: camouflage
Andy Sheppard & John Parricelli: P.S
Boris Vanderlek: Blue & Sentimental
Charlie Mariano & Quinque Sinest: Tango Para Charlie
Chris Bowden: Slightly askew
Dimitri Vassilakis: Parallel Lines
Ellery Eskelin: Arcanum Moderne
Garage a Trois: Outre Mer (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Harold Danko & Rich Perry: Rhapsody
Iain Ballamy And Stian Carstensen: The little Radio
 

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Limousine: Limousine
Llibert Fortuny Quartet: Un Circ Sense Lleons
Michael Blake & : Blake Tartare
Michel Petrucciani - Bob Malachi: Conversations With Michel
Olivier Temime: Sai Sai
Paul Towndrow: Colours
Polar Bear:Held On The Tips Of Fingers
Rita Marcotulli E Andy Sheppard: On The Edge Of A Perfect Moment
Rob Price with Ellery Eskelin, Trevor Dunn & Joey Baron: AT Sunset
Rosaril Giuliani: Duets for Trane
The Red Door - Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Skinny Williams and Erwin Helfer: St James Infirmary
Spaceways Inc. [Vandermark - McBride - Drake]: Version Soul
Theo Travis: Heart of the Sun
Thomas Chapin Trio: Anima
Tommy Smith: Sound of Love
Tony Kofi: Future Passed
Urban Connection: French Only
 

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Demian As Posthuman - Steve Lehman
Fieldwork - Stimulated Progress
Martin Speake - Change of Heart
Trio AAB - "Whereever I Lay My Home That's My Hat"
 

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saxualhealing said:
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Yannick Rieu - little zab - great simple fab.
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This is the guy that always springs to my mind in response to a question like yours. I'm not listening to it currently, but his Sweet Geom on the Victo label is really terrific.

That Dexter Gordon trio album sounds pretty interesting.
 

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"Evening Train" by Rob Mathes.
He's got an incredible voice, and this CD has absolutely exquisite horn arrangements and playing. Mathes does not let these things dominate the music, so instead you hear songs that are beautiful and sound sincere.
 

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Some recordings that everyone should hear...(some more known than others)

Art Blakey: Roots and Herbs (some great Wayne Shorter compositions on here.)

Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia

Roland Kirk and Jack McDuff: Kirk's Work (An essential organ album)

Art Pepper: The Trip (Art at his best...The Trip is a wild ride of a tune)

Attila Zoller: Gypsy Cry (Attila at his best, has Lew Tabackin on a few tracks.)

Attila Zoller: When It's Time (featuring Lee Konitz on several tunes)

Sonny Stitt: The Last Sessions (bopping and beautiful)

Baden Powell: Live at the Rio Jazz Club (a master at work, solo)

Hermeto Pascoal: So Nao Toca Quem Nao Quer (check out Hermeto writing for big band on a couple of tracks)

Sonny Criss: Saturday Morning (right up there with the Crisscraft album, his "Saturday Morning" is a great tune)

Ben Sidran with the Bob Rockwell Quartet: Walk Pretty- The Songs of Alec Wilder (you can't go wrong with Bob Rockwell and Ben Sidran)

Repertory Quartet: Plays Mingus Pettiford (Bob Rockwell kills on this)

Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore: Blowin' In From Chicago

Benny Carter: Summer Serenade (the title composition is one of the most beautiful things ever, the whole album is great.)

Jerome Richardson: Jazz Station Runaway (one of his last albums, but great. his take on warm valley makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck)

Bud Powell/Don Byas: A Tribute to Cannonball (this is just fantastic and Cannonball even joins in on an outtake of Cherokee...I'm not sure how, but no one seems to know this album)

Gerry Niewood: Facets

Charlie Mariano: Adagio (a beautiful album, Charlie sounds great on this one)

Charlie Mariano: Silver Blue

Charlie Mariano and the KCP5: Many Ways (this is really wild)

Buell Neidlinger: Thelonioius Atmosphere (great tribute and extension of Monk's music featuring the amazing Marty Krystall on tenor and bass clarinet)

Lee Konitz: Tenorlee (Lee on tenor is something very interesting)

Frank Wess: The Frank Wess Quartet (some great flute playing on this one)

Charlie Mariano: Adagio (a beautiful album, Charlie sounds great on this one)

Charlie Mariano: Silver Blue

Elis Regina: Live in Montreux (Hermeto accompanies her on piano...unreal)

Chet Baker: Picture of Heath (featuring Art Pepper)

Herb Geller: The Herb Geller Quartet

Loren Pickford: Song for A Blue Planet (one of the great alto players playing with George Cables and Billy Higgins!)

Randy Weston: Tanjah
 

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Julien Petit "Mosaique" with beautiful cellist Beatrice Reibel and slammin klezmer group Trio Klezele.

http://www.julien-petit.com -- there are audio samples, but the CD is amazing.

Angel
 

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Yannick Rieu - Saint Gervais.....new clive trio album from one of the most distinctive tenorists around.
Marc Mommaas - Balance - Great Tenor/Piano Duo album from one of the greatest players around today.
 
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