We’re excited to announce that we have three great new jazz releases available now, with two more on the way within the next month. Get the best prices on all of our releases at our ORG Music web store.
Thelonious Monk – Underground (180gram LP)
This release has long been considered Thelonious Monk’s acknowledgement to the flourishing youth-oriented subculture from whence the collection takes its name. Certainly the Grammy-winning cover – which depicts Monk as a World War II French revolutionary toting an automatic weapon – gave the establishment more than the brilliant swinging sounds in the grooves to consider. Underground became Monk’s penultimate studio album, as well as the final release to feature the ’60s quartet: Charlie Rouse, Ben Riley, and Larry Gales. This 180gram audiophile-grade pressing was mastered from analog tapes. Each jacket in this limited edition pressing of 2,000 copies is numbered with a gold foil stamp. Order now.
Freddie Hubbard – First Light (180gram LP)
Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor’s studio for the third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making a record radically different from anything he’d cut before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie Hancock , Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Richard Wyands. Now it’s available in its essential form, mastered from analog tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at Pallas. Each jacket in this limited edition pressing of 2,000 copies is numbered with a gold foil stamp. Order now.
James “Blood” Ulmer – Odyssey (2xLP 45RPM)
Odyssey stands as James Blood Ulmer’s signature masterpiece, the purest and most accessible showcase for his bold, genre-clashing guitar vision. With minimal trio accompaniment – only drummer Warren Benbow and violinist Charles Burnham – Ulmer’s guitar is always the meat of the ensemble, especially since his unique tuning (developed for this album) allows him to cover bass parts as well as guitar leads. AllMusic’s Steve Huey calls it “not only Ulmer’s finest album, but a certified classic of the modern jazz avant-garde.” Now Odyssey finally gets the audiophile treatment it deserves, in the form of a double LP, mastered at 45RPM from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, pressed on 180gram vinyl at Pallas in Germany, and housed in Stoughton case-wrapped jacket. Numbered, Limited Edition of 2000 Copies. Order now.
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Stone Flower (2xLP 45RPM)
Recorded in 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio under the production auspices of Creed Taylor, the arrangement and conducting skills of Deodato, and the engineering expertise of Van Gelder himself, Jobim’s Stone Flower is quite simply one of his most quietly stunning works. Stone Flower is simply brilliant, a velvety, late-night snapshot of Jobim at his peak. This 2LP reissue was mastered from analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany, and comes in a Stoughton case-wrapped gatefold jacket. Each of the 1,500 copies is numbered with a gold foil stamp.
Paul Desmond – Take Ten (180gram LP)
On Paul Desmond’s “Take Ten”, there is not a single track here that isn’t loaded with ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas. Now Take Ten finally gets the audiophile treatment it deserves, with this 180gram reissue, mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman. Each copy of this limited edition release is numbered with a gold foil stamp.