Complete Catalogue

 

 

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Album

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Glen Manby

homecoming

Our latest release is the debut album by a multi talented musician, composer and arranger based in Wales supported by four outstanding playes well known around the London scene including award winning Steve Waterman on trumpet.

The jazz is Hard Bop, Groovy/Bluesy Style that has already been acclaimed by distinguished critic Dave Gelly of The Observer who promptly selected this CD as one of the best February '17 releases. Enjoy!

Supporting musicians:

Steve Waterman (trumpet & flugelhorn) Leon Greening (piano)
Adam King (bass) Matt Home (drums)

homecoming

REFERENCE: MSTCD0059

Album: £12.75

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Gill Cook

Morning With You

Well received release by London based vocalist Gill Cook following her debut CD on the Mainstem label MSTCD0045 "Something Cool".
Once agian top rate supporting group featuring outstanding trumpeter Steve Waterman.

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Morning With You

REFERENCE: MSTCD0058


Album £10.95 

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Jeff Hooper

A Passing Glance

Highly rated vocalist Jeff Hooper with his Mainstem tribute album. Usually associated with top big bands but here supported by an all star british group that includes Steve Waterman (trumpet) Alan Barnes & Simon Allen (saxes) and Alistair White (trombone). Great entertainment.

Rick Hannah CD55

A Passing Glance

REFERENCE: MSTCD0057


Album £10.95 

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Steve Waterman

Buddy Bolden Blew It

Steve pays tribute to the giants of jazz trumpet going back to the turn of the 20th Century and the days of the legendary Buddy Bolden. Supported by Anthony Kerr (vibes) Chris Allard (guitar) Alec Dankworth (bass) and Dave Barry (drums)

Rick Hannah CD55

Buddy Bolden Blew It

REFERENCE: MSTCD0056


Album £11.95

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Rick Hannah Trio

The Beatles Project

This always interesting American guitarist has released a most enjoyable CD with a jazz slant on the music of the phenomenally successful Beatles group whose '60s albums are now well back in favour.

Rick Hannah CD55

The Beatles Project

REFERENCE: MSTCD0055

This is solely a digital album release and all tracks plus the complete album can be downloaded on Apple iTunes at the following prices:
Single track 79p
Album £7.99 

Click here to go direct to the Album page on ITunes

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Corliss Dale

Crazy Rhythm

Follow up album to "Fascinating Rhythms" MSTCD0040 finds Corliss in scintillating form once again aided by top L.A. musicians headed by pianist Lou Forestieri. Immaculate choice of "song-book" material guaranteed to satisfy everyone.

Mike Hext CD54

Crazy Rhythm

REFERENCE: MSTCD0054

PRICE: £12.95

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Mike Hext

MR OK

Award winning British trombonist Mike Hext returns with varied line-ups paying tribute to American valve trombone and composer giant Bob Brookmeyer.

Mike Hext CD53

Mr OK

REFERENCE: MSTCD0053

PRICE: £11.95

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Frank Holder Quintet

Ballads Blues & Bop

Follow up album by the legendary vocalist to " I Love Being Here With You" MSTCD0044 with the same formidable supporting British musicians. A range of material and arrangements that Frank is uniquely able to present for your listening.

Frank Holder CD52

Ballads Blues & Bops

REFERENCE: MSTCD0052

PRICE: £11.95

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John Horler

As Time Goes By

Virtuoso solo piano work covering recordings from 1994 to 2008. A mixture of Standards and John's distinctive original work. Already receiving considerable critical acclaim.

John Horler CD51

As Time Goes By

REFERENCE: MSTCD005I

PRICE: £10.95

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Steve Waterman with his two All Star groups

Night Lights

Third and final volume of tributes to eminent Amercian jazz composers, this time contrasting the styles of Chick Corea and Gerry Mulligan.This release follows the great success of the previous two albums, Stablemates (MSTCD0035) The music of Benny Golson & Wayne Shorter and Our Delight (MSTCD0041) The music of Herbie Hancock & Tadd Dameron.

  Steve Waterman CD50

Night Lights

REFERence: MSTCD0050

PRICE: £11.95

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Helen Baden 

You Go To My Head

Outstanding debut album by a vocalist reminiscent of Peggy Lee through to Julie London and Nina Simone. Supported by some of Britain's best jazz musicians including up front, Digby Fairweather, Adrian Fry, Karen Sharp and Dominic Ashworth.
"A fine and varied set. Enjoy !" Dave Gelly

Helen Gaden

You Go To My Head

REFERENCE :MSTCD0049

Price: £11.95

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Katya Gorrie

Tales of Misbehaviour

Here is a highly distinctive, witty and original vocal talent from Canada who presents a delightfully swinging and entertaining programme enhanced by the support of eminent session musicians including Martin Shaw (trumpet), Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax), Anthony Kerr (vibes) and Denny Ilett (guitar). An album deserving recognition at the highest level.

Sure as You're Born
Tales of Misbehaviour

Reference: MSTCD0048

Price: £11.95

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Ken Peplowski

Upper Manhattan Medical Group-Remembering Billy Strayhorn

Ken with Phil Lee (guitar), John Horler (piano) and Alec Dankworth (bass) Featuring this brilliant clarinettist at his peak performing with three of Britain’s finest musicians.  The music ranges from the acclaimed Strayhorn favourites to lesser known minor masterpieces. A release that follows the success of his earlier  “Ellingtonian Tales” Mainstem album.

CD 47 Mainstem
Upper Manhattan Medical Group-Remembering Billy Strayhorn

Reference: MSTCD0047

Price: £11.95

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Bruce Adams & Tony Marshall

Sure As You're Born

Four experienced musicians from the top drawer with multi award winning Bruce Adams (trumpet & flugel horn) to the fore with fine guitarist Tony Marshall.  Spike Heatley (bass) and Malcolm Mortimore (drums) add to the considerable pleasures.

Sure as You're Born
Sure as you're born

Reference: MSTCD0046

Price: £11.95

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Gill Cook

Something Cool

Debut album by popular London based vocalist performing a great range of standards keeping top quality company in her backing quintet including Steve Waterman (trumpet) and Tim Whitehead (tenor sax).

Gill Cook
Something Cool

Reference: MSTCD0045

Price: £11.95

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Frank Holder

I Love Being Here With You

Veteran British vocalist who remains one of our very best with a most impressive backing group including Martin Shaw (trumpet), Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax) and Jim Mullen (guitar)

Frank Holder
I love being here with you

Reference: MSTCD0044

Price: £11.95

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Mike Hext Quartet

Menagerie

Quartet led by award winning trombonist plus top line guests including Mark Lockheart (tenor sax)

Menagerie
Menagerie

Reference: MSTCD0043

Price: £11.95

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Simon Thorpe / Lizzie Scott

Jivin' Miss Daisy

Straight ahead, swinging dance music taking us refreshingly back to popular jazz of the '30's and 40's performed with ebullience by an Octet led by bassist Simon Thorpe plus Australian vocalist Lizzie Scott.
Toe tapping stuff for party time.

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Jivin' Miss Daisy

Reference: MSTCD0042

Price: £11.95

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Steve Waterman

Our Delight - A Jazz Odyssey

The music of Tadd Dameron and Herbie Hancock. Trumpet ace Steve Waterman leads a range of line ups from a simple blues duo to a roaring "All Star" ten piece unit on a mesmerising journey reflecting many styles and rhythms that make up our world of jazz.
CD of the week for The Guardian, Sunday Observer and London Evening Standard.

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Our Delight - A Jazz Odyssey

Reference: MSTCD0041

Price: £12.95

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Corliss Dale

Fascinating Rhythms

Great American vocal artiste recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood supported by brilliant LA session musicians led by richly talented pianist and arranger Lou Forestieri.

Corliss Dale
Fascinating Rhythms

Reference: MSTCD0040

Price: £12.95

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Paul Wood

It's Always Like This

The golden era of the ever popular Frank Sinatra Rat Pack years celebrated by smooth British vocalist Paul wood with the world class supporting Brian Dee Trio. Impeccable tune selections.

Paul Wood
It's always like this

Reference: MSTCD0039

Price: £9.95

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The Rick Hannah Trio

Encore OUI Bop

Classic guitar led trio format headed by the highly talented American Rick Hannah who originally made his name within funk and blues but is now an out and out top class jazz player presenting a range of standard tunes and originals. The group empathy is outstanding and certain to be a big hit with "string" fans.

Rick Hannah Trio
Encore OUI Bop

Reference: MSTCD0038

Price: £11.95

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Frank Holder

The Artistry of Frank Holder

One of Britain's most underestimated and finest jazz talents both as vocalist and on percussion. A limited edition re-release of his instantly engaging album featuring the award winning music of Duncan Lamont. Top supporting cast of soloists adds to the pleasures.

Frank Holder
The Artistry of Frank Holder

Reference: MSTCD0037

Price: £11.95

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Rupert Wates

Sweet or Bitter Wine

A memorable collection of fifteen contemporary songs performed by singer, guitarist and composer Rupert Wates, backed by some of Europe's top session vocalists and musicians.

rupert wates
Sweet or Bitter Wine

Reference: MSTCD0036

Price: £11.95

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Steve Waterman

Stablemates

The Music of Jazz Giants Benny Golson and Wayne Shorter superbly performed by Steve's "All Star" quintet and sextet featuring such as Ben Castle, Mark Nightingale and Anthony Kerr

Our biggest selling album


Stablemates

Reference: MSTCD0035

Price: £11.95

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Val Wiseman

Just For A Thrill

One of Britains most popular vocalists supported by the always outstanding Brian Dee Trio plus guests Bruce Adams and Jim Mullen.


Just For A Thrill

Reference: MSTCD0034

Price: £10.95

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The Brian Dee Quartet featuring Alex Garnett (saxophones)

Centurion

An engrossing album of Brian's original music with the exciting playing of Alex Garnett well to the fore.


Centurion

Reference: MSTCD0033

Price: £10.95

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The Geoff Eales Trio

Facing The Muse

The third album by this powerful and swinging piano led trio, Geoff with Roy Babbington (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums).


Facing The Muse

Reference: MSTCD0032

Price: £10.95

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The music of Duncan Lamont

Carousel

A double album featuring vocalists Frank Holder and Nancy Marano supported by top New York and London session musicians.


Carousel

Reference: MSTCD0031

Price: £10.95

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The late, great Bill Le Sage

The Right Vibes - Final Volume

On vibes with Phil Lee (guitar) and Alec Dankworth (bass). His last recording and swinging campanion volume to the earlier release MSTCD0015.


The Right Vibes - Final Volume

Reference: MSTCD0030

Price: £9.95

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Benn Clatworthy

Gertie, Theo, Phil and Me

Ben Clatworthy (tenor saxophone) presents a moving musical tribute to his celebrated grandmother Gertrude Lawrence supported by the Californian based pianist Theo Saunders and guitarist Phil Robson.


Gertie, Theo, Phil and Me

Reference: MSTCD0029

Price: £7.95

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Andy Panayi

Time Displaced


Jazz and popular standards plus 's Andy's own eclectic and engaging compositions featuring many of the finest names in British music.


Time Displaced

Reference: MSTCD0028

Price: £10.95

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An exciting and evocative collection of songs by Rupert Wates performed with distinction by classy singer Liz Fletcher.


Blue Afternoons

Reference: MSTCD0027

Price: Sorry, NO longer available

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Music written for and about children performed with considerable flair and imagination by Jimmy Hastings (saxophones, clarinet and flute) and John Horler (piano).


Childrens' Hour

Reference: MSTCD0026

Price: £7.95

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By Patty Clark.

I Love You

Immediately engaging Peggy Lee style vocalist performing a selection of popular standards backed by a superb 55 piece orchestra.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood.


I Love You

Reference: MSTCD0025

Price: £10.95

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Masahiro Yoshida Trio

Jazz Brothers

An exotic mix of outstanding jazz standards, classic ballads and richly textured original music featuring cult trumpet figure Eddie Henderson with Allen Farnham (piano) and Ray Drummond (bass) supporting drum master Yoshida..


Jazz Brothers

Reference: MSTCD0024

Price: £9.95

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Andy Panayi Quartet

WhOOeeee

Andy (baritone and tenor saxophones), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Simon Woolf (bass) and Mark Taylor (drums). World class interplay between the horns.


WHOOeeee!

Reference: MSTCD0023

Price: £9.95

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Dave Gelly's Easy Swing

Strike A Light

Dave (tenor sax and clarinet), Ernie Cranenburgh and Nigel Bennett (guitar), Joe Mudele (bass) and Annie Bright (vocals). The album title perfectly fits this enjoyable music.


Strike a Light

Reference: MSTCD0022

Price: £9.95

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Ken Peplowski (clarinet and tenor sax) with John Horler (piano) and Phil Lee (guitar). Some of the jazz worlds finest and most popular music beautifully performed in duo form.


Ellingtonian Tales

Reference: MSTCD0021

Price: £9.95

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Rosemary Squires with the Brian Dee Trio and special guests: Alan Barnes (alto, soprano and tenor saxes/clarinet), Ernie Cranenburgh (guitar), Paul Eshelby (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Don Lusher (trombone).
One of Britain's best ever vocal talents within popular and jazz fields.


Shine

Reference: MSTCD0020

Price: £10.95

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Lynda Radford (vocals) featuring Bruce Adams (trumpet), Andy Macintosh (alto sax) and Warren Wills (piano).
Highly entertaining.


Subversive

Reference: MSTCD0019

Price: £6.95

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Brian Dee Trio featuring Dave Green (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
One of the finest keyboard talents on top form with peerless support.


The Catalyst

Reference: MSTCD0018

Price: £7.95

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The music of Richard Rodgers. Featuring Duncan Lamont (tenor sax) and Brian Dee (piano).
Great tunes and playing to match.


Happy Talk

Reference: MSTCD0017

Price: £7.95

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The musical world of Sammy Cahn. Featuring Bruce Adams (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Brian Dee (piano).
Performances of the highst order with some of the best tunes ever written.

MCD0016
All the way!

Reference: MSTCD0016

Price: £7.95

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Bill Le Sage Trio featuring Phil Lee (guitar) and Alec Dankworth (bass).
The first greatly acclaimed album by these three top talents with the legendary Bill Le Sage to the fore. Gained 3rd placed album in the British Jazz Awards for the year of release.


The Right Vibes

Reference: MSTCD0015

Price: £8.95

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Tony Lee Trio featuring Ian Scott Taylor (bass) and Martin Drew (drums).
Big selling album by this extremely popular pianist.

MCD0014
Close to you

Reference: MSTCD0014

Price: £8.95

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Colin Anthony with the John Pearce Trio featuring Andy Macintosh (alto sax)
A versatile singer who oozes class.

mcd0013
This is all I ask

Reference: MSTCD0013


Price £7.95

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Mainstem also distributes top class independently produced jazz CDs by leading artists:

Jazz House

Time Will Tell
Dave Green Trio

Dave is of course one of Britain's finest ever bassists and presents an intriguing programme featuring Ian Dixon (tenor sax/clarinet) and Gene Calderazzo (drums).

mcd0013
Time Will Tell

Reference: JHCD061


Price:£10.95

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until the next time

Frank Giasullo/Art Themen Quartet

We have here Frank Giasullo, an exciting New York pianist working with one of Britain's highly regarded saxophonists with a most impressive set. In support are award winning Dave Green (bass) and fellow New Yorker Pat Tamminen (drums).

Van 9036 Cd Cover

until the next time

Reference: Vanderveer 9036

Price £10.95

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