Summer has ended, fall has begun! Thus we would to like to wrap up the season in style and draw focus to some of the fantastic releases we have had the pleasure of releasing.

The Duo – Duke Ellington 100
Mulgrew Miller & Niels Henning- Ørsted Pedersen

This is one of those releases that is really close to our hearts here at the office. It has taken so many years for it to come into realization, and the music these two legends produce is so beautiful!

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Enrico Pieranunzi – The Copenhagen Concert
Feat. Marc Johnson & Paul Motian

This is another release that has been many many years underway. The recording from 1996 in the legendary, and now closed, Copenhagen venue Jazzhouse sees Pieranunzi let all his virtuosic energies flow freely in a high tempo alongside Marc Johnson & Paul Motian.

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Thomas Fonnesbæk & Justin Kauflin
Standards

A Danish bass legend alongside an American piano legend jamming a set of classic tracks as part of their warm up routine during the recording of a fantastic album! What’s not to like? Laidback and the same time tightly performed interpretations of Bud Powell, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and more…

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Hank Jones Trio – Live at Jazzhus Slukefter Vol. 2

Storyville now releases Hank Jones Live at Slukefter vol. 2 – the follow up to 2019’s vol. 1. Whereas vol. 1 was recorded at the legendary Copenhagen Jazz Club Slukefter on June 6th 1983, this recording is from the day after, June 7th. As on vol. 1 Jones is joined by Mads Vinding who worked with the Jones on several other visits to Europe, and recorded with him on at least one other occasion when in 1991 Jones was an invited guest to the JazzPar concerts (Hank Jones Trio, Storyville 1018416) and Shelly Manne, a close contemporary of Hank’s who was also associated with studio work in Los Angeles, even making a cameo appearance as a studio musician in the movie The Man With The Golden Arm.

Hank Jones was a consummate musician. As is so often the case, that description carries the implication that such a person is unflamboyant, somewhat reserved, and that their artistry is more appreciated by fellow workers than by the public. A Musicians musician.

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The new Earl Hines Box – Piano Genius at Work

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Storyville Records is proud to present a box of seven CDs and one DVD with the great Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903-1983). The collection represents a truly invaluable cross-section of his output from 1928 through 1974 and is an opportunity to experience an indispensable piece of jazz history.

Earl Hines is often named the “Father of Modern Jazz Piano” and not without good reason. He was a piano pioneer, not only in excelling and exercising his mastery of harmony and rhythm in solos, but in establishing the piano as an important member of any jazz ensemble. The trumpet-style phrasing Hines formed a close creative unit with Louis Armstrong all the while being a band leader and extravagant reformer: Never afraid to go beyond known borders and challenge the listener’s ear, Hines resembled a “Houdini of jazz piano for his ability to extricate himself form trap of his own devising” (Leonard Feather, jazz pianist).

The box features solo sessions from Hines’ early days in 1928 and up to 1974 in New York and Chicago, 1948 radio broadcasts from Blue Note in Chicago with Louis Armstrong and his All Stars, a series of 1954 through 1955 live recordings from the infamous Club Hangover in San Francisco, 1954 collaborations with the Muggsy Spanier All Stars, numerous 1959 recordings with the Earl Hines Quartet from London House in Chicago and on the DVD, a 1970 take of Earl Hines solo on piano and vocal.

“He was one of the chosen few who created the vocabulary of jazz – a language that is still flourishing and expanding its vocabulary. Whether they know it or not, every pianist attempting to play jazz is using something created by Earl Hines” writes jazz critic Dan Morgenstern in the meticulously detailed liner notes and adds: “Hines endures, and this collection is a fine representation of his art and craft”. We are excited to let you in on yet another aspect of Earl Hines’ imaginative and rhythmic universe!

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