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Miles Davis At Fillmore East (March 7, 1970): It’s About That Time
(Columbia Legacy Jazz)
Venerable trumpeter Miles Davis, who broke every rule in jazz seconds after he constructed it, is at his best on this double-disc document of his historic 1970 Fillmore East show. The killer backup band features Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Wayne Shorter.
Simon & Garfunkel
Various Reissues (Columbia Legacy)
Tied to Paul Simon’s recent CD release and tour, Sony has reissued five of the light-pop duo’s most pertinent and popular albums: Bookends; Sounds of Silence; Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; and, of course, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Added incentive: previously unreleased tracks of the sweet harmonies and acoustic guitars that made these guys matter.
Brad Mehldau Trio
Progression Art of the Trio, Vol. 5,(Warner Brothers Records)
This New York-based pianist made a name for himself carrying on the traditions of old-school jazz artists like Bill Evans. This live disc, recorded at New York’s Village Vanguard, elegantly captures Mehldau’s substance-over-flash playing.