The Finest in Jazz Since 1991
It was our 22nd Birthday on Tuesday - we opened on 8/10/91
Thanks for all your support for the last 22 years! Here's to many, many more.
Retail Store: # 3, Level 4, 428 George Street (Dymocks Building), Sydney, NSW 2000.
Phone : 02 9231 1188.
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
We are Open EVERY DAY in DECEMBER (except Sundays).
That's Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm and
9am to 4.30pm on Saturday until 24th December.
new Albums from Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Volto!, Stephen Stills & Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Bill Frisell, Uri Caine, Cyrus Chestnut, Kenny Barron, Linda Oh, Theo Bleckmann , Jim Black, Keith Jarrett, Bob James and Dave Sanborn, The Necks, John Zorn and Thurston Moore, Kneebody, Fareed Haque, Venissa Santi, Spyro Gyra, Tierney Sutton,Matthew Shipp, The Blackbyrds, Gretchen Parlato, Joey Defrancesco,
Gov't Mule, Drive By Truckers, North Mississippi All-Stars, Elvis Costello and the Roots, Allen Toussaint, John Legend, Gregory Porter, Will Lee, Ben Monder, Fumio Yasuda, Carla Bley, Steve Gadd, Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd, Kneebody, Bob Baldwin, Albert Heath, Dave Holland, Kenny Garrett, Richard Elliot, David Hazeltine, Mack Avenue Superband, Steve Cole, Ralph Alessi Qt, Fred Hersch and Julian Lage, Keiko Matsui, Billy Bang, Ivo Perelman, Trombone Shorty, Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Pink Martini, Tina Harrod, Fumio Yasuda, Arve Henriksen,Dee Daniels, Philip Dizack, Dayna Stephens,
the Subterraneans, Gary Burton, Christian McBride, Wayne Shorter, Magnus Ostrom, Andrew Robson, Willie Nelson, Luke Winslow-King, Steve Earle, Eric Clapton, Charles Bradley, Stefano Bollani & Hamilton De Holanda, Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet, Third Reel, Theo Bleckmann and Fumio Yasuda, Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran, James Hunter, Ernst Reijseger, Joe Lovano, Jose James, Chris Potter, Stefano Battaglia Trio, Madeleine Peyroux, Gary Willis, Bill Frisell, Fire Orchestra, Ben Goldberg, Arve Henriksen, Anthony Coleman, Stephan Micus, Giovanni Guidi, Sandy Stewart and Bill Charlap, Aaron Neville, Bobby Hutcherson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Eleni Karaindrou, Yaron Herman, Jacob Karlzon, Dag Arnesen, Aaron Michael, Steve Tyrell, Alex Acuna, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Richard Thompson , Patricia Barber, The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett, Harry Connick Jnr, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Petra Haden, Jess Green's Bright Sparks, Ana Moura, Miles Davis Quintet, Kevin Eubanks, the Slide Brothers, John Grant, Boz Scaggs, David Bowie, Son Volt, Marion Meadows, Patty Griffin, Devon Allman, Johnny Marr, Paul Hardcastle, Otis Taylor, Jim James, Robben Ford, Antonio Sanchez, Benny Green, Ben Goldberg, Wayne Hancock, Marcos Valle, Leigh Carriage, Joshua Redman, Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck, George Benson, Jerry
Bergonzi, Joe Satriani, Steve Swallow, Lage Lund, Gary
Peacock and Marilyn Mazur, Craig Handy, David Binney, BWB, Joey
Calderazzo, Will Calhoun, Freddy Cole, Harry Connick Jnr, Maysa, Bobby
McFerrin, Charnett Moffett, Marius
Neset, Kyle Eastwood, Gregory Tardy, Dave Koz, Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny
Wheeler, Joe Locke, Kendrick Scott, James Cotton, John Fogerty, JJ Grey, Booker T, Willie Nelson, Jo Fabro, Eric Gales Trio, Tony Joe White
new albums from ECM include: John Abercrombie Quartet, Aaron Parks, Ralph Towner + Wolfgang Muthspiel + Slava Grigoryan, Marc Sinan, Yeahwon Shin, Tim Berne's Sankeoil,
coming soon from ECM: Keith Jarrett (2cd set), Zsofia Boros, Michelle Makarski + Keith Jarrett, Andras Schiff etc
19/10/13: Coming soon (end November 2013) from Japan on SHM SACD:
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Sex Pistols - Never mind the bollocks
Cream - Disreali Gears
Rod Stewart - Every picture tells a story
Police - Regatta de blanc
All of the SHM SACDs ARE LIMITED EDITION releases. They'll be on the site next week so pre-order your copies.
We have the largest selection of SUPER AUDIO cds in Australia. Bar none. Most titles on our site are in stock right now. New SACD releases arriving all the time - currently we'd have around 600 or so SACD titles in stock - SACD section in the store is expanding all the time.
New and upcoming SACDS include: Ben Webster - Soulville, Wynton Kelly - Smokin' at the Half Note, The Band - The Band, Count Basie - live at the Sands, (all 4 in stock now) and in the near future - Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis, Steppenwolf - s/t, Stevie Ray Vaughan - Complete box set, Coleman Hawkins - encounters Ben Webster, Ray Brown - Soular Energy, Yes - High Vibration box set...and about 125 other titles !
Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon sold over 800,000 copies by June 2004 in its SACD Surround Sound edition.
So much for SACD being a niche product !
We have the largest range of Japanese SHM SACD
in the country , if not the Southern Hemisphere. Generally we have ALL
the Rock / Jazz / Soul / Blues etc SHM SACDs in stock most of the time.
And a lot of the Classical SHM SACDs too.All of the SHM SACDs ARE LIMITED EDITION releases.
So, don't wait to order as the titles you want could well be deleted. Deleted titles include "Tubular Bells", "Saxophone Colossus", "Sunday at the Village Vanguard", "Wheels of Fire", "Second Helping"
If you are looking for multichannel SACD simply type multichannel in
our search (top right of this page) and it will bring up a list of all
our multichannel SACDs.
And if you are looking for a super audio cd player:
"It's not often that I would personally recommend a piece of hi-fi gear. I recently got a new cd/sacd/blu ray etc player from OPPO. The Oppo BDP 105 is the most amazing cd player I have ever owned - bar none. Every single cd and sacd I have played on it sounds better than ever before - more detailed, better soundstage, everything. It's like the Oppo has removed a layer of dirt to reveal the picture underneath. Truly outstanding performance in every respect." KS
you can buy them from Len Wallis Audio:
Coming up in 2013:
in stock soon:
Robert Glasper, Tony Grey, Wilford Brimley + Jeff Hamilton Trio, David Sanborn, , Tonbruket, Geir Lysne, Hidegunn Oiseth, Christer Fredriksen Trio, Rita Lovise Haugseggen, Jan Gunnar Hoff + Arve Henriksen + Anders Jormin + Marilyn Mazur, Billy Bang, Christian Muthspiel, The Claudia Quintet, Ari Brown, DKV Trio, Craig Handy, Kim Waters, Dhafer Youssef, Kyle Eastwood, Wycliffe Gordon, Brian Blade, Dean Brown, Alex Machacek, Roni Ben-hur,
and new ones from the Garland Jeffries, Barrence Whitfield, Jonny Lang, Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Kim Wilson, Sharon Jones, Rosanne Cash, David Bromberg, Poco, Sting, Avett Brothers, Diane Birch, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Midlake, Wood Brothers, Linda Thompson, Rick Estrin, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Al Kooper, Amos Lee, Joseph Arthur, Allen Toussaint, Steve Nieve, Los Lobos, Imelda May, Anita Baker, Paul McCartney, The Who, Prefab Sprout, Leon Russell, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sidsel Endresen, Pink Martini, and many more.
upcoming new albums fro
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releases in 2013 on SACD (approximately 130 titles that we know about)
include 2 more from Cat Stevens, all the Doors albums ( all in stock now), 34 Prestige Jazz
SACDS and about 35 more SACDS including some Verve jazz SACDs, and 8
Atlantic Jazz classics from O.R.G. SACD.
Mobile Fidelity are going to reissue six Bob Dylan albums on hybrid SACD. Five of them have been issued on SACD before, four of those in multichannel :
side of , Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the tracks, Bringing it all back
home, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Basement Tapes and the are also doing 8 Frank Sinatra titles on SACD sometime in 2013.
Mobile have a bunch of other SACDs scheduled including some Miles Davis Columbia titles and more
including Hall and Oates, Lynryd Skynyrd, Billy Joel, the Doobie
..... And there are another 9 Blue Note XRCDs in the pipeline due 2013. The first 4 should be in stock hopefully by the end of August.
That's not all folks !
We've got ALL16 Blue Note XRCDs
back in stock now. They have been selling like hot cakes - got to be
heard to be believed and they play on any cd player. Type XRCD to get
list. Order on-line and we'll supply toda. Or be old school and come in
the shop for a listen. If they don't blow your socks off you aren't
wearing socks !
Birdland Records Staff picks for 2012:
Cat Power - Sun
Django Reinhardt - On Vogue 1934-1951
Dave Douglas Quintet - Be Still
Francoise Hardy - L'Amour Fou
Catherine Russell - Strictly Romancin'
Lars Danielsson - Liberetto
Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Tift Merritt - Travelin' Alone
Soundtrack - The Descendants
Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
Bobby Womack - Bravest Man in the Universe'
Frank Ocean - 'Channel Orange'
Lianne La Havas - 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'
Karine Polwart 'Traces'
Sam Lee 'Ground Of It's Own'
Lau 'Race - 'The Loser'
Carolina Chocolate Drops - 'Leaving Eden'
Led Zeppelin - 'Celebration Day'
Alt -J - 'An Awesome Wave'
Paul Motion - 'On Broadway 1-5'
Sandy Evans 'Cosmic Waves'
Vijay Iyer Trio - 'Accelerando'
Ravi Coltrane - 'Spirit Fiction'
Bobby Womack - Bravest Man in the Universe
Paul Motion - On Broadway 1-5Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Dag Arnesen - Norwegian Song 3
Tift Merritt - Travelin' Alone
Various Artists - Sound System - The Story of Jamaican Music
Various Artists - Rolling with the Punches - The Allen Toussaint Songbook
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
Bill Withers - The Complete Sussex & Columbia Albums Collection
Pat Metheny - Unity Band
My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein
Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe
John Shand's TOP TEN
1 Diego El Cigala - Cigala & Tango - Cigala
2 Phil Treloar - Primal Communication - feeling-to-thought
3 Jordi Savall - Armenian Spirit - Alia Vox
4 Paul Motian - On Broadway 1-5 - W&W
5 Garbarek/Gismonti/Haden - Carta de Amor - ECM
6 David Ades - A Glorious Uncertainty - Vitamin
7 Masabumi Kikuchi - Sunrise - ECM
8 Phronesis - Walking Dark - Edition
9 Samuel Yirga - Guzo - Real World
10 Keith Jarrett - Sleeper - ECM
20 of Gerry Koster's highlights for 2012
Wadada Leo Smith Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform Records)
Simon Nabatov Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols (Leo Records)
Phil Treloar Of Other Narratives Volume 3: Collective Autonomy (Feeling To Thought)
Mary Halvorson Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12 Records)
Dave Stapleton Flight (Edition Records)
Marc Hannaford Sarcophile (www.marchannaford.com)
Paul Motian On Broadway Volume 1,2,3,4,5 (Winter & Winter)
Vijay Iyer Accelerando (ACT Music)
Mike Nock & Laurenz Pike Kindred (Fourth Way Music)
Mike Osborne The Birmingham Jazz Concert (Cadillac Jazz)
Elton Deans Ninesense The 100 Club Concert (Reel Recordings)
David Ades A Glorious Uncertainty (Vitamin Records)
Gil Evans Project/Ryan Truesdell Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans (Artist Share)
Various Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers, British Jazz 1960-1975 (Reel Recordings)
Thomas Chapin Never Let me Go (Playscape Recordings)
Alexander Hawkins & Louis Moholo-Moholo Keep Your Heart Straight (Ogun Recordings)
Fred Hersch Trio Alive At The Vanguard (Palmetto Records)
Graham Collier The Day Of The Dead & Symphony Of Scorpions (BGO Records)
Tim Berne Snakeoil (ECM)
Charles Mingus The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Mosaic Records)
Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers, British Jazz 1960-1975 by Duncan Heining
All orders sent Express post - $8 anywhere within Australia.
Overseas postal charges for box sets, LPs and bulky items will be added when dispatched - all items sent overseas at cost price i.e whatever Australia Post charge us.
Australia Post charges have increased somewhat this year so please be aware that the post will NOT BE $8 for any overseas orders.
We are now shipping twice or three times a
week from the USA, so the turnaround for new releases, stock and special
orders is generally 4 days. Orders placed on Friday arrive Monday !!! Short of building another Concorde
that's as fast as it gets !!
Welcome to Birdland Records*, we offer a huge range of jazz music cds from all around the world. We've probably got the most extensive range of Jazz Music cds in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere. We also stock other music cds such as blues, soul, world and we have an extensive range of SACDs and we are probably the only shop outside of Japan to actually carry in stock a comprehensive range (ie nearly all) of the fantastic SHM SACDs releases. Audiophile heaven ! And most of the CDs, SACDS, LPs, DVDs listed on this site are actually in stock, not virtual. So, if you order we can usually dispatch within a day or so - not always, but most of the time. Twice weekly shipments (sometimes 3 or 4 times a week) from overseas means it's a 4 day turn around for most orders. Clicks and mortar as they say. And we have lots of nice vinyl LPs on labels like Mobile Fidelity, Venus, Classics, Speakers Corner in stock as well. On Monday and Tuesday we concentrate on the Website and our Mail Order service. However, web orders can be collected in person between 12-2 on Monday or Tuesday. You must email or phone in advance to let us know you're coming in so we can confirm your order is ready to be collected and to ensure that someone is actually here. Orders can be placed on the website and collected at the store rather than posted if you'd prefer.
So next time you are in Sydney come and visit us at 428 George
Street. If our opening hours don't fit with your trip please call or
email in advance and we'll see if we can accomodate you.
* We are a record shop (remember those ?) and sometimes a record label too.
And it's a shop with a decent sound system - Marantz sacd, Meridian amp, Rogers LS4 speakers.
Music not crappy compressed stuff.
If you can't find something on our site it does not necessarily mean that we don't have it, so please call or email if you are looking for something that's not listed here. Chances are we can get it or it might even be in stock. Finding hard-to-get albums has been our speciality for almost 20 years now so if you don't see it here, please ask us
To search our site - just type SHM SACD in the search field and it will bring up a complete list. Most are in stock or on the way.
As all SHM SACDs are limited editions don't delay in ordering.
They'll be twice as expensive on ebay next year !
SHM-SACD (Super High Material Super Audio Compact Disc) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution.
These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency...