Concord Jazz CJ-261
This was another dollar bin find, in excellent shape, one of a number of latter-day Dave McKenna records that are not on CD (or available digitally).
Calliope CAL 3009
This was a dollar bin find in terrific shape. A friend pulled it out and asked if I'd heard Abbey Lincoln. I said I hadn't. I listened to it on their listening center, and after hearing her sing for ten seconds, I was sold. Someone has posted an instrumental track on YouTube (they say: "Recordings from 56-58 TV show called 'Stars Of Jazz'").
This was in the dollar bin of a local store, in minty shape. Yet another well-regarded classical recording that hasn't been made available digitally. It's, by the way, a terrific sounding recording. Someone has digitized two tracks and posted them to YouTube.
Explorer Records – EXP-100
This was a gift from a friend, from her recently-deceased grandmother's collection. There were actually three copies (!), two of them still in shrink wrap, one of those looking minty. It is not on CD.
Tom Hazleton plays the synthesizer and organ at the same time, and Gene Ciszek backs him up on drums. They run through some classic tunes like "Yesterday," "Take Five," and "Caravan." A couple of tracks appear on youtube.
This was a thrift shop find, 80¢ (there was a 20%-off sale).
From contemporary reviews:
"Gyorgy Cziffra seems unexcelled as a Liszt interpreter. His complete Hungarian Rhapsodies are the best of the lot, while his new Années de Pélerinage (Connoisseur Society CSQ 2141, 2142, 2143) probe these fascinating pieces even deeper than Jerome Rose's excellent version for Vox." – Music Journal, 1977
"Cziffra's accounts of the complete Années de pèlerinage show the same prodigious virtuosity and keyboard command that make his set of Hungarian rhapsodies unforgettable. His account of the Dante sonata is enormously dramatic and produces the same fabulous digital dexterity that makes the Tarantella from the Italian Supplement, Venezia e Napoli, so breathtaking." – The Penguin Guide to Bargain Compact Discs, 1998
It has been digitized and posted on YouTube:
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