RSD Black Friday Offers Plenty for Jazz Listeners


Oscar Peterson Trio’s On A Clear Day–Live in Zurich, 1971 (Mack Avenue)

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Every year, while shoppers rush out for deals at big box stores after Thanksgiving, a smaller contingent files out for Record Store Day Black Friday — though things are likely get just as heated among those lining up for these tasty new platters as, say, those looking for a hot deal on a giant TV. DownBeat has scrubbed the RSD Black Friday list and presents the best of it — from jazz, blues and beyond — below. Good luck snagging these!

• Mose Allison
Live 1978 (Liberation Hall)

• Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Cheek To Cheek: Live! (Streamline/Interscope)

• Big Bill Broonzy
Live In Amsterdam, 1953 (Liberation Hall)

• Larry Coryell
Coryell (Culture Factory USA)

• Ahmad Jamal
Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse (1963–1964), Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse (1965–1966) (Deep Digs/The Jazz Detective)

• Etta James
Etta Is Betta Than Evvah! (Anagram)

• Skip James
The Complete 1931 Session (ORG Music)

• Lonnie Mack with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Strike Like Lightning (Alligator)

• Charles Mingus
Mingus (Candid)

• Thelonious Monk
The Classic Quartet (Candid)

• Jaco Pastorius
Truth, Liberty & Soul–Live In NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording (Resonance)

• Oscar Peterson Trio
On A Clear Day–Live in Zurich, 1971 (Mack Avenue)

• Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers
Super Freak (Ubiquity Records)

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