USED CD ALERT:
It’s been a minute, but we’re back with a deep jazz replenishment this week courtesy of a collection favoring straight-ahead 50s bop saxophonists. What this means is plenty of Gerry Mulligan (on separate dates with Monk, Chet Baker, Ben Webster and Stan Getz), the aforementioned Webster (on sides with Art Tatum and the indispensable “Encounters Coleman Hawkins” with both the Oscar Peterson Trio and Herb Ellis!), the aforementioned Getz with a whole bunch of records cut for Verve and a handful of Peterson sessions as well. Throw in multiple titles from Bird, Mingus, Coltrane, Lester and Johnny Hodges and what you got is a stew. One last bit: we’ll be putting out the Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman “Live at the Edgewater” disc. It’s a nice piece of Madison history and word to the wise: it always sells quickly. There’s scattered non-jazz gems this week as well, so be on the lookout for great work from The Skatalites, Toots & The Maytals, Delaney and Bonnie, Fleetwood Mac and Olatunji.