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#1 Post by KattenPejst » Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:16 am

I'm thinking of buying some more of Jay McShann. My current favorite is
his cd together with Jimmy Witherspoon, "Going To Kansas City Blues".

Are there any cds that I definitly should buy? Can you recommend some?

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#2 Post by SpuzBal » Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:22 am

I like 1941-1943 on Chronogical [sic] Classics .
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#3 Post by Yakov » Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:45 am

"jumpin' the blues" is the jay mcshann proper pair. some great music if a two-cd survey is enough for you. there are several different vocalists so you could play several tracks from the set in a night without seeming repetitive.

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#4 Post by Roy » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:25 pm

Jay McShann just released antoher CD this month that has Johnnie Johnson and Duke Robillard on it. I am curious if anyone has it. I am going to order it today, I really dig Johnnie Johnson's piano style and am looking forward to hearing him play with Jay Mcshann.

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#5 Post by wheresmygravy » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:44 pm

Jay McShann and Al Casey - Best of Friends

Great versions of "deed I Do" and "Goin' to Kansas City"

It used to be on Emusic.

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#6 Post by Drew » Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:11 pm

Jazz Archives' Jay McShann: Kansas City Bounce 1941-43 is a good snapshot of stuff from his big band when Charlie Parker and Jimmy Witherspoon were with him, but a lot of overlap with the Chronological Classics stuff.

Still Jumpin' the Blues was released within the past few years and features Duke Robillard on guitar and Maria Muldaur on vocals. Very solid.

The Last of the Blue Devils is good as well, released from sometime in the 70s, I think.

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#7 Post by Brother Swing » Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:32 am

I like "Roll 'Em" on Black&Blue label as well.
Nice version of "Confessing the Blues" + Shorty George

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#8 Post by falty411 » Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:20 pm

I have his Proper Pair but am very unimpressed by the sound quality of the older stuff (and this is coming from me!). Does the JAzz Archives or Chronological have better sound quality in regards to the 41-43 material?
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#9 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:58 pm

It's just the two song 1940 session that sounds kinda bad...from 1941 on it's pretty solid sound quality wise...I'd doubt Classics or Jazz Archives has anything better for that session...usually Proper does a better job than both labels when it comes to sound quality (usually...I know of a few examples where it's the other way around)...

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#10 Post by Platypus » Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:27 am

I have the "Last of the Blue Devils" and have really enjoyed listening to it. The songs have really good energy. "Jumpin' at the Woodside" sparked a spontaneous jam circle the first time I played it.

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#11 Post by Drew » Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:54 am

falty411 wrote:I have his Proper Pair but am very unimpressed by the sound quality of the older stuff (and this is coming from me!). Does the JAzz Archives or Chronological have better sound quality in regards to the 41-43 material?
I've got the Jazz Archives disc and the sound quality is pretty solid. You don't lose much if any sound quality with the Chronological Classics disc.

Track-for-track, there is a lot of overlap on these two discs, as I am sure you know by now.

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#12 Post by Nate Dogg » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:49 am

Just picked up a new, recent (2000) Jay McShann CD from the Chiaroscuro label.

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Recomended tracks include:
Cruisin' the Blues
You're Driving Me Crazy/Moten Swing
All of Me

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#13 Post by mousethief » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:05 am

I just ordered up "Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players."

Can't wait.

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#14 Post by Shorty Dave » Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:28 pm

Three cheers for Chiaroscuro!

Kalman, I totally dig the song Doo Wah Doo on that Whorehouse cd with Ralph Sutton (also on the Chiaroscuro label), and I second Nate Dogg's Hootie! recommendation, which, incidentally, has some cool solos by drummer extraordinaire Jackie Williams who many of you have seen in Junior Mance's trio at HJDF, Y5A, etc, and also when Ray Bryant played that dance gig in NYC.

For those who like Jay McShann and Chiaroscuro, I also recommend Some Blues which probably has my favorite version of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (and Write Myself a Letter)"

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#15 Post by Greg Avakian » Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:15 pm

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Sackville allstars' album "saturday night function"!

1. John Hardy's Wife (Ellington) - 3:50
2. Trouble in Mind (Jones) - 4:56
3. Jive at Five (Edison) - 6:29
4. Russian Lullaby (Berlin) - 6:13
5. Good Queen Bess (Hodges) - 6:14
6. Arkansas Blues (Lada/Williams) - 5:42
7. Saturday Night Function (Bigard/Ellington) - 5:04
8. Rosalie (Porter) - 4:54
Jay McShann - Piano
Buddy Tate - Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)
Don Thompson - Bass
Jim Galloway - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Terry Clarke - Drums

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