Ron Carter & Jim Hall - Telepathy: Live At Village West/Telephone (1982/84)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:44:12 | Size: 239.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Disc 1
Live At Village West 1984
1-1 Bag's Groove
1-2 All The Things You Are
1-3 Blue Monk
1-4 New Waltz
1-5 Down From Antigua
1-6 Summer Night
1-7 St. Thomas
1-8 Embraceable You
1-9 Laverne Walk
1-10 Baubles, Bangles And Beads

Disc 2
Telephone 1985
2-1 Telephone
2-2 Indian Summer
2-3 Candlelight
2-4 Chorale And Dance
2-5 Alone Together
2-6 Stardust
2-7 Two's Blues

Bass – Ron Carter
Guitar – Jim Hall
Mastered By – George Horn
Producer – Carl E. Jefferson (tracks: 2-1 to 2-7), Jim Hall (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10)
Recorded By, Engineer – Jim Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10), Phil Edwards (tracks: 2-1 to 2-7)
Reissue Producer – Nick Phillips

Recording Date November, 1982 - August, 1984

Here are two duet albums, both recorded live within two years of each other between a pair of giants: bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Jim Hall. Hall, along with his former bandmates Jimmy Giuffre and the late Paul Desmond, is the consummate melodic improviser, and Carter, despite his tenures with Rollins and Coltrane, is adept at moving from one musical space to another -- either intervalically, modally, or stylistically -- without difficulty. The intimate interplay found on both Live at the Village West and its successor, 1984's Telephone (as in two-way conversation), is nothing short of remarkable. The setup is between two front line instrumentalists who are both rhythmnatists in their own right. Hall is a consummate rhythm guitarist and he gets a chance to display it on tunes such as "Down From Antigua," "Laverne Walk," "Indian Summer," and "Two's Blues." Carter, who is known for his unwavering rhythmic commitment, is deft as a lead man in such an intimate setting. Check out his solos on "Bag's Groove" and "Alone Together." Hall, however, is the greatest surprise. Despite the fact that this is, as one would expect, a fairly laid-back date, his intricacy of attack and his lofty, harmonic scalar heights are simply astonishing. In his solo ascent on Carter's "Telephone," he goes inside the rhythm and harmony of the tune and exchanges them interval by interval. On "St. Thomas" from the Village West album, he cops the three-string lead pattern he's so famous for, inverts the harmony and melody, and builds a new series of changes in the middle of the break. The gorgeous low-key swinging found here in this reissue proves one thing for sure -- that these two dates should have always been packaged together. These are indispensable guitar and bass duets by two masters of intimate musical discourse.

Ron Carter & Jim Hall - Telepathy: Live At Village West/Telephone (1982/84) 

Jaco Pastorius Trio - Live In Station (1986)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:42 | Size: 110.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Berga 5:22
02. Days of Wine and Roses 10:14
03. Purple Haze/Sing A Simple Song/The Chicken 7:40
04. Birdland 9:45
05. Continuum 7:15
06. I Shot The Sheriff 7:59
07. Guitar Solo (incomplete) 1:27
Label - bootleg
Recorded in Dortmund, Germany - March 22, 1986
Source - Radio Broadcast 55'

Jaco Pastorius - Bass
Bireli Lagrene - Guitar
Michael Kesting - Drums

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:06 | Size: 129.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Can't We Be Friends (Kay Swift, Paul James) (3:48)
02. Isn't This a Lovely Day (Irving Berlin) (6:17)
03. Moonlight in Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) (3:43)
04. They Can't Take That Away from Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (4:40)
05. Under a Blanket of Blue (Al Neiburg, Jerry Livingston, Marty Symes) (4:19)
06. Tenderly (Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross) (5:09)
07. A Foggy Day (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (4:33)
08. Stars Fell on Alabama (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish) (3:34)
09. Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin) (5:55)
10. The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) (5:43)
11. April in Paris (E.Y. Harburg, Vernon Duke) (6:32)

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals;
Louis Armstrong - trumpet, vocals;
Oscar Peterson - piano;
Herb Ellis - guitar;
Ray Brown - bass;
Buddy Rich - drums.

Label: Analogue Productions ‎– CVRJ 4003 SA, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0015627-06 (US 2011) / Verve Records ‎– MG V-4003 (US 1958)

Eddie Barclay Et Son Grand Orchestre - Et Voilà! (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:47 | Size: 95.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Et Voilà!
Composed By – E,Barclay, M.Legrand
2. Quande Je Monte Chez Toi
Composed By – H.Salvador
3. Place Blanche
Composed By – H.Salvador
4. Ne M'Laissez Pas Comme Ca
Composed By – C.Kalman, Charpin
5. Sermonette
Composed By – C.Adderley, N.Adderley
6. Numéro 13
Composed By – E,Barclay, Londreau
7. Tout Doucement
Composed By – J.Mercadier

Side 2
1. Avec Ces Yeux-Là
Composed By – C.Aznavour, E.Barclay
2. Tu Joues Avec Le Feu
Composed By – B.Michel, E. Barclay
3. Quelque Chose En Toi
Composed By – E.Barclay, R.Le Senechal
4. Un P'tit Bout De Femme (Manhattan)
Composed By – B. Michel, R. Rodgers-L. Hart
5. Pas Moi
Composed By – F. Charpin, Londreau, M. Pon
6. Craven
Composed By – E.Barclay
7. Quincy Boogie
Composed By – Q. Jones

Recording dates:
Track A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4 to B6 Paris, Juin 24,1957
Track A6, A7, B3, B7 Paris, Octobre 18,1957

Arranged By – Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Lucky Thompson, Quincy Jones.

Alto Saxophone – Jo Hrasko, Mickey Nicolas
Baritone Saxophone – William Boucaya
Bass – Jean Bouchety
Bass Trombone – Gabriel Vilain
Drums – Kenny Clarke
Flute – Raymond Guiot
Guitar – Pierre Cavalli
Piano – Art Simmons
Tenor Saxophone – Don Byas (tracks: A6, A7, B3, B7), Lucky Thompson (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4 to B6), Marcel Hrasko (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4 to B6), Pierre Gossez (tracks: A6, A7, B3, B7)
Trombone – André Paquinet, Benny Vasseur, Charle Huss
Trumpet – Fernand Verstraete (tracks: A6, A7, B3, B7), Fred Gérard, Henry Banecke (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4 to B6), Maurice Thomas, Roger Guérin
Vibraphone – Michel Hauser
Violin – Stéphane Grappelli
Eddie Barclay (26 January 1921 – 13 May 2005) was a French music producer.

Al Hirt - Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:43 | Size: 99.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Original Dixieland One-Step
02. Tin Roof Blues
03. Royal Garden Blues
04. Panama
05. Blue and Broken-Hearted
06. Wolverine Blues
07. Washington and Lee Swing
08. I'm Going Home
09. Jazz Me Blues
10. Night and Day
11. South Rampart Street Parade
12. Sugar

Al Hirt (trumpet) with Pete Fountain (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Bob Havens (trombone); Roy Zimmerman (piano); Bob Coquille (bass); Paul Edwards (drums).

Recorded 1956 in New Orleans

This reissue includes all of Al Hirt's Jazz Band Ball, Verve MGV 1012
Original recordings produced by Norman Granz
This is one of the finest recordings ever of trumpeter Al Hirt and clarinetist Pete Fountain. A classic Dixieland set, it finds Hirt and Fountain in their early prime quite inspired by each other's ideas. With the assistance of a fine rhythm section and the underrated trombonist Bob Havens, Hirt and Fountain romp through such numbers as "The Original Dixieland One-Step," "Royal Garden Blues," "Jazz Me Blues," and "South Rampart Street Parade." A special bonus is that Fountain takes very rare tenor solos on two songs, being showcased (and sounding like Eddie Miller) on "Washington and Lee Swing." Essential music for Dixieland fans.


Harry Edison - Nice Jazz (1978)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:16 | Size: 165.58 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Avalon
02. Bye Bye Blackbird
03. Feelings
04. Salty Mama
05. C Jam Blues
06. Just Friends
07. My Funny Valentine
08. On the Trail

On track [2]
EDDIE DAVIS, tenor sax
July 7, 1978

On track [1], [3] & [4]:
EDDIE DAVIS, tenor sax
July 10, 1978

On track [5]
DICKY WELLS, trombone
EDDIE DAVIS, tenor sax
GUY LAFITTE, tenor sax
Juy 10, 1978

On track [6]:
GUY LAFITTE, tenor sax
JO JONES, drums
July 13, 1978

On track [8]
GUY LAFITTE, tenor sax
JC HEARD, drums
July 14, 1978

On track [7]
JC HEARD, drums
July 15, 1978

Russ Case - Russ Case & His Orchestra (1950)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:01 | Size: 79.53 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Estrellita (Little Star) 2:43
2. Song Of India 3:02
3. Secrets 2:57
4. Old Devil Now 3:27
5. Caravan 3:21
6. Andalucia 2:34

Side 2
1. As Years Go By 3:29
2. Haunted Heart 2:09
3. My Sin 2:50
4. Dark Eyes Fantasy 3:49
5. Whispering 2:46
6. My Blue Heaven
Russ Case (March 19, 1912 – October 10, 1964) was an American trumpeter and bandleader who led jazz and light music orchestras.

Case was born in Hamburg, Iowa. His professional career began when he was hired at WOC (AM) in Davenport, Iowa to arrange and play trumpet with local bands on broadcasts. He worked with Frankie Trumbauer in Chicago and Paul Whiteman in New York City, then was hired by NBC to arrange for radio and television. He led orchestras which accompanied broadcasts of singers such as Eddy Arnold and Julius LaRosa, but became best known for directing ensembles behind Perry Como, including on his hit single "Till the End of Time".

Case lent his name to dozens of light orchestral albums which were released in the 1950s, and arranged for The Jackie Gleason Show in the 1960s. He also served as conductor for cast recordings of musicals such as Finian's Rainbow, The King and I, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, and Oklahoma!. He died, aged 52, in Miami.

Red Garland - Blues In The Night (1958/60)

Genre: Jazz / Blues | Total Time: 59:30 | Size: 135.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Back Slidin' 6:57
2 Revelation Blues 6:11
3 Everytime I Feel The Spirit 4:48
4 Halleloo-Y'All 6:36
5 I'll Never Be Free 11:06
6 Blues In The Night 5:08
7 Rocks In My Bed 6:28
8 Soul Burnin' 4:59
9 Portrait Of Jenny 7:18

Piano, Organ (4) Red Garland
Bass Sam Jones, Paul Chambers (9)
Drums Art Taylor
Conga Ray Barretto (9)

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 11, 1958 and the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 15, 1960.

#1-5 recorded on July 15, 1960 / from Red Garland - Halleloo-Y'-All '60

1997 Prestige 24180 CD
Blues In The Night album for sale by Red Garland was released Nov 27, 2001 on the Prestige label. Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1997, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California). The emphasis is on the blues (although not exclusively) on this CD reissue. The original eight-song program has been joined by "A Portrait of Jennie" by the same trio (pianist Red Garland, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor) from an earlier date. Most unusual about the set is that Garland makes a rare (and effective) appearance on organ during "Halleloo-Y'All." Otherwise, this is a conventional but enjoyable set of bluesy bop, highlighted by "Revelation Blues," "Everytime I Feel the Spirit" and "Rocks In My Bed."

Max Leth Trio & Quartet - The Very Thought Of You (1973)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:16:50 | Size: 173.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Walking My Baby Back Home
02. Always
03. Two Sleepy People
04. I Cover The Waterfront
05. The Shadow Of Your Smile
06. Someday Stole My Gal
07. All The Things You Are
08. Miss Otis Regrets
09. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
10. Someone To Watch Over Me
11. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
12. My Funny Valentine
13. When Lights Are Low
14. Monlight On Vermont
15. Just Blues
16. Time's Up
17. Sweet Sue
18. The Very Thought Of You
19. Maxi Song

Max Leth - piano, vibe
Alex Riel - drums
Bjarne Rostvold - drums
Eric Schmidt - bass
Fritz von Bülow - guitar
Mads Vinding - bass
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - bass
Ole Molin - guitar
Max Seide Leth was born into a musical family in 1921. In 1938, Max entered The Royal Danish Academy of music as a pianist and consequently earned his Soloist's Diploma.
In the years to follow, he played with numerous well-known artists from Denmark and elsewhere, and he established a name for himself in the jazz world. In addition, he appeared frequently in numerous Radio & TV programs for a period of more than 15 years. Max Seide Leth's life was changed forever one evening at a job where the venue had no piano for him to play. They offered him an old Vibraphone instead. Max was not comfortable with this, but after some deliberation he decided to perform the concert on the Vibraphone – with success!
As time went on, he developed his own special way of learning the instrument, and became so taken with it that he often chose the Vibraphoneover the piano for his performances. This led to a position as percussion teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1984 to 1993.
Max Seide Leth is also recognised as a composer and as a brilliant arranger. His arrangements have been performed all over the world by some of the best percussionists.

Hersh Hamel Feat. Art Pepper - Hersh Hamel's Song Book (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:17 | Size: 87.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
1. Mr. Yes 5:03
2. Image Before You 6:34
3. Feels Good 8:33

Side B
1. Song of Ecstasy 6:43
2. Come to Me 7:25
3. Dance Now 2:59

Recorded at Sage & Sound Recording Studio and also partly at Pete Robinson's Studio in Hollywood, California, Summer 1975.

Electric Bass, Composed By Hersh Hamel
Alto Sax – Art Pepper
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Pete Robinson
Drums – Steve Strazzeri
Vocals – Brenda Burns, Judy Brown, Linda McCrary

Producer Hersh Hamel
Hersh Hamel is a bass player out of Los Angeles that has been playing and composing since the early 50's. He played with Teddy Edwards, Hampton Haves, Sonny Criss, Walter Benton and Dexter Gordon. He was Chet Baker's first regular bass player in Los Angeles. He met Art Pepper in the eraly 50's and he played in Art Pepper's exciting quartet in 1964 featuring Bill Goodwin and Frank Strazzeri. He worked with Art again in 1967.
In this particular work, Hersh formed this group in 1974 as an experimental group of jazz improvisation. Art Pepper at this point was interested in the different approaches of music as, at the time, the rock and soul influences were marked and strong outside jazz.
This recording documents a particular time in the development of Pepper and Hersh, perhaps one in which Pepper has not been heard before.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - Broadway & Hollywood & Basies Way (1966-67)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:36 | Size: 148.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Hello Youg Lovers (2:09)
02. A Lot Of Livin’ To Do (3:02)
03. Just In Time (3:06)
04. Mame (3:15)
05. On A Clear Day (2:43)
06. It’s All Right With Me (2:34)
07. On The Street Where You Live (2:48)
08. Here’s That Rainy Day (3:21)
09. From This Moment On (2:41)
10. Baubles, Bangles And Beads (3:01)
11. People (2:34)
12. Everything’s Coming Up Roses (3:10)
13. Secret Love (2:48)
14. Laura (2:24)
15. In The Still Of The Night (1:56)
16. A Foggy Day (2:09)
17. The Shadow Of Your Smile (3:20)
18. The Trolley Song (2:15)
19. Strangers In The Night (2:54)
20. A Fine Romance (2:43)
21. Carioaca (2:20)
22. Hurry Sundown Blues (2:42)
23. It Might As Well Be Spring (2:29)
24. Days Of Wine And Roses (2:40)

Tracks #1-12 from the original album "Broadway - Basie's Way" (Command RS-905)

Recorded at Finesound Studio, New York, August 18 (#1, 3, 5, 7), rest of tracks on September 7 & 8, 1966

Roy Eldridge, Gene Goe, Al Aarons, Sonny Cohn (tp)
Grover Mitchell, Dick Boone, Harlan Floyd (tb)
Marshall Royal (cl, as)
Bobby Plater (fl, as)
Eric Dixon (fl, ts)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts)
Charlie Fowlkes (bs)
Count Basie (p)
Freddie Green (g)
Norman Keenan (b)
Ed Shaughnessy (d)

Tracks #13-24 from the original album "Hollywood - Basie's Way" (Command RS-912)

Recorded at Finesound Studio, New York, December 14 (#13-15, 24), 21 (#16, 18, 20, 23), 1966. January 16 (#17, 19, 21-22), 1967

Harry “Sweets” Edison, Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn (tp)
Grover Mitchell, Dick Boone, Harlan Floyd (tb)
Bill Hughes (btb)
Marshall Royal, Jerry Dodgion, Bobby Plater (as)
Billy Mitchell, Eric Dixon (ts)
Charlie Fowlkes (bs)
Count Basie (p)
Freddie Green (g)
Norman Keenan (b)
Eddie Shaughnessy (d)

Art Pepper - Live In The USA (1975/77)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:41:05 | Size: 227.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Foothill Blues
02. I'll Remember April
03. Here's That Rainy Day
04. Cherokee

01. Mr Yohe
02. The Golden Gate Bridge
03. The Trip
04. Lost Life
05. A Night In Tunisia

CD1: Art Pepper - alto saxophone Tommy Gumina - poly chord Fred Atwood - bass Jimmie Smith - drums
CD2: Art Pepper - alto saxophone Smith Dobson - piano Jim Nichols - bass Brad Bilhorn - drums

CD1: February 14, 1975
CD2: January 23, 1977


Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:53 | Size: 92.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1 Bright Size Life 4:45
A2 Sirabhorn 5:27
A3 Unity Village 3:38
A4 Missouri Uncompromised 4:13
Side B
B1 Midwestern Nights Dream 6:00
B2 Unquity Road 3:36
B3 Omaha Celebration 4:17
B4 Round Trip / Broadway Blues 4:58
Acoustic Guitar [6-string], Twelve-String Guitar [Electric] – Pat Metheny
Bass – Jaco Pastorius
Composed By – Pat Metheny (tracks: A1 to B3)
Drums – Bob Moses

Recorded December 1975 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg.
Published by Pat-Meth Music, BMI.
℗ 1976 ECM Records GmbH.
Pat Metheny's debut studio album is a good one, a trio date that finds him already laying down the distinctively cottony, slightly withdrawn tone and asymmetrical phrasing that would serve him well through most of the swerves in direction ahead. His original material, all of it lovely, bears the bracing air of his Midwestern upbringing, with titles like "Missouri Uncompromised," "Midwestern Nights Dream," and "Omaha Celebration." There is also a sole harbinger of radical matters way down the road with the inclusion of a loose-jointed treatment of Ornette Coleman's "Round Trip/Broadway Blues," proving that Song X did not come from totally out of the blue. Besides being Metheny's debut, this LP also features one of the earliest recordings of Jaco Pastorius, a fully formed, well-matched contrapuntal force on electric bass, though content to leave the spotlight mostly to Metheny. Bob Moses, who like Metheny played in the Gary Burton Quintet at the time, is the drummer, and he can mix it up, too.


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:13 | Size: 104.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. A1. Don't Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Mitchell Parish) (5:01)
02. A2. Makin' Whoopee (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) (3:58)
03. A3. They All Laughed (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (3:50)
04. A4. Comes Love (Charles Tobias, Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept) (2:30)
05. A5. Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke) (6:00)
06. B1. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (Cole Porter) (8:43)
07. B2. Stompin' at the Savoy (Andy Razaf, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson) (5:16)
08. B3. I Won't Dance (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) (4:49)
09. B4. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) (4:11)

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals (tracks: A1, A3-A5, B2-B4);
Louis Armstrong - vocals (tracks: A1-A3, A4-B4), trumpet;
Oscar Peterson - piano;
Herb Ellis - guitar;
Ray Brown - bass;
Louie Bellson - drums.

Label: Analogue Productions ‎– CVRJ 4017 SA, Verve Records ‎– CVRJ 4017 SA (US 2012) / Verve Records ‎– MG V-4017 (US 1958)

Marian McPartland - Interplay (1969)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:40 | Size: 98.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Twilight World (McPartland/Mercer)
2. Indian Summer (Herbert/Dubin)
3. Close Your Eyes (Petkers)
4. Here's That Rainy Day (Burke/Van Heusen)
5. Milestones (Davis)
6. New Orleans (Carmichael)
7. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Webb)
8. Illusion (McPartland)
9. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Ellington)

Recording Date 1969

Marian McPartland - piano
Linc Milliman - bass
Marian McPartland rarely recorded with just a bassist, but this duet with little-known bassist Linc Milliman (a fine player according to McPartland who preferred not to venture far from his home) was a part of the pianist's own Halcyon catalog. Among the highlights are McPartland's superb solo renditions of her ballad "Twilight World" and the lesser known (but equally interesting) "Illusion," a lively duet of "Close Your Eyes," a dreamy "Here's That Rainy Day," and a rare venture into Miles Davis' memorable modal piece "Milestones." She tries valiantly to make something out of the then-current pop song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (a huge hit for country singer Glen Campbell), but the tune is clearly not in league with the remainder of this set. This seems to be a live recording that has been tightly edited to remove applause at the end of each piece. Recorded in the late 1960s or early '70s, this hard to find release was also briefly available as a CD reissue for a few years.

Ron Eschete - Christmas Impressions (1982)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:17 | Size: 84.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Christmas Song (3:48)
02. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (6:30)
03. Christmas Time Is Here (3:00)
04. O Christmas Tree (5:38)
05. I'll Be Home For Christmas (5:20)
06. A Little Christmas Waltz (2:56)
07. Winter Wonderland (3:36)
08. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (5:09)
09. O Come All Ye Faithful (1:01)

Bass – Luther Hughes
Drums, Percussion – John Perett
Guitar – Ron Eschete

Kenny Dorham - Matador (1962)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:19 | Size: 90.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Matador
2. Melanie
3. Smile
4. Beautiful Love
5. Prelude
6. There Goes My Heart

Kenny Dorham (trumpet)
Jackie McLean (alto saxophone)
Bobby Timmons (piano)
Teddy Smith (bass)
J.C. Moses (drums)
Kenny Dorham's Matador can safely claim the all too common distinction of being a classic among jazz connoisseurs while virtually unknown to the casual listener. Dorham is joined here by Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith, and J.C. Moses, all of whom deliver outstanding performances. More than anything, this session is perhaps best known for including a stunning version of McLean's composition "Melody for Melonae," used less than a month earlier on his groundbreaking Blue Note LP Let Freedom Ring. For this session, though, the tune is renamed "Melanie" and, if not better, this version at least rivals the take under McLean's leadership. For starters, the addition of another horn adds some tonal depth to the proceedings, a situation arguably lacking in the tune's earlier recording. Also of note is what has to be Bobby Timmons' most intense moment on record. One rarely has the opportunity to hear Timmons dig and scrape as hard as he does during this solo, and his barely audible vocal accompaniment (à la Bud Powell) only helps to prove this point. This is a case where a performer not commonly associated with seriously stretching out goes at it with a life-affirming fervor, making "Melanie" a treat for listeners who revel in emotional performances. Other highlights include the opener, "El Matador," a 5/4 number that, frankly, fades out just when things were getting good, and the otherwise unaccompanied Dorham/Timmons duet, "Prelude." A fantastic session by any standard.

George Lewis & His New Orleans Jazz Band - Jam Session 1950 (1954)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:42 | Size: 93.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Willie The Weeper
A2. 2:19 Blue
Vocals – Elmer Talbert
A3. Martha
A4. Ole Miss
A5. Stompin' At El Morocco
A6. Bugle Boy Blues

Side 2
B1. Bugle Boy Blues (Alt. Take)
B2. Jerusalem Blues
B3. Sheik Of Araby
B4. Sheik Of Araby (Alt. Take)
B5. Pallet On The Floor
B6. Chicken
Vocals – Alton Purnell

Banjo – Lawrence Marrero
Bass – Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau*
Clarinet – George Lewis
Drums – Joe Watkins
Piano, Vocals – Alton Purnell
Trombone – Jim Robinson
Trumpet – Elmer Talbert

Ann Richards With The Bill Marx Trio - Live... At The Losers (1963)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:05 | Size: 83.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. I Only Have Eyes For You
Written-By – Al Dubin, Harry Warren 2:50
2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Written-By – D. Ellington, P. F. Webster 4:59
3. Back Home Again In Indiana
Written-By – Hanley
Written-by [Uncredited] – Ballard MacDonald 1:58
4. Come Rain Or Come Shine
Written-By – Mercer-Arlen 2:07
5. Dearly Beloved
Written-By – J. Kern, J. H. Mercer 1:59
6. Bye, Bye Blackbird
Written-By – M. Dixon, R. Henderson 3:20

Side 2
1. Lonesome Road
Written-By – B. Busby, C. Davis 3:34
2. Little Girl Blue
Written-By – Rogers-Hart 4:17
3. Let Me Love You
Written-By – B. Howard 3:10
4. Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
Written-By – E.Y. Harburg, H. Arlen 4:52
5. Lover Come Back To Me
Written-By – O. Hammerstein Jr., S. Romberg 3:30

Bass – Lyle Ritz
Drums – Nick Ceroli
Piano – Bill Marx
William Marx - american jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Born 1937 Los Angeles, California USA. Adopted son of entertainment legend Arthur "Harpo" Marx, of Marx Brothers fame. Years active 1955 to present.

The Duke Of Burlington - Flash! (1969)

Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 44:51 | Size: 100.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
Written-By – Leander, Wace
A2.Slot Machine-2:23
Written-By – Crino
A3.30 60 90-2:10
Written-By – Grimes, Hodges, Mitchell
A4.Viva Tirado (Part 1) 4:25
A5.Devil's Trillo-4:05
Written-By – Crino
Written-By – Ian Anderson
A7.Soul Clap '69-2:42
Written-By – Jackson, Jones, Dunn, Cropper

Side B
B2.Black Panther-3:00
B3.Flute For President-2:07
B4.I Want You Back-2:56
Written-By – The Corporation
B5.Viva Tirado (Part 2)-3:36
B6.L.S.D. (Librae, Solidi, Denarii)-3:54
B7.Jungle Duke-4:19
Label: Wah Wah Records ‎– WLP 003
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: France
Released: 2000

Brazilian Jazz Quartet - Coffe & Jazz (1958)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 32:06 | Size: 79.26 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1.The Lonesome Road
A2.When Your Love Has Gone
A4.Black Satin
A5.Makin' Whoopee
A6.No Moon At All

Side B
B1.Old Devil Moon
B2.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
B3.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
B4.I Will Close My Eyes
B6.Too Marvelous For Word

Moacyr Peixoto (Piano),
José Ferreira Godinho Filho "Casé" (Sax Alto),
Rubens Alberto Barsotti "Rubinho" (Bateria),
Luiz Chaves Oliveira da Paz "Luiz C
Label: CBS
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: Brazil (LP)
Released: 1958 (LP), 2014 (CD)


Weather Report - 8:30 (1979)

Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 1:20:52 | Size: 189.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Black Market (Joe Zawinul) (9:50)
02. Scarlet Woman (Alphonso Johnson, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter) (8:43)
03. Teen Town (Jaco Pastorius) (6:07)
04. A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul) (8:03)
05. Slang (Bass Solo) (Jaco Pastorius) (4:46)
06. In A Silent Way (Joe Zawinul) (2:51)

01. Birdland (Joe Zawinul) (7:18)
02. Thanks For The Memory (Tenor Sax Solo) (L. Robin, R. Rainger) (3:35)
03. Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz Medley (Joe Zawinul) (9:31)
04. 8:30 (Jaco Pastorius) (2:37)
05. Brown Street (Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter) (8:36)
06. The Orphan (Joe Zawinul) (3:16)
07. Sightseeing (Wayne Shorter) (5:35)

Joe Zawinul - Keyboards, Synthesizer [Prophet V, Quadra Bass, Korg Vocorder];
Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone;
Jaco Pastorius - Bass;
Erich Zawinul - Percussion;
Jaco Pastorius - Drums, Bass;
Peter Erskine - Drums, Percussion;

Recorded live during a worldwide tour, January and February 1979.

Label: Columbia – 476908 2 (EU 1994)

Lou Donaldson - Sassy Soul Strut (1973)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:16 | Size: 86.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Sanford And Son Theme
2. Pillow Talk
3. Sassy Soul Strut
4. Good Morning Heartache
5. City, Country, City
6. This Is Happiness
7. Inner Space

Lou Donaldson - varitone alto saxophone
Thad Jones - trumpet
Garnett Brown - trombone
Seldon Powell - tenor saxophone, flute
Buddy Lucas - harmonica
Paul Griffin - piano, electric piano, organ
Horace Ott - electric piano
Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea - electric guitar
Wilbur Bascomb - electric bass
Bernard Purdie - drums
Omar Clay, Jack Jennings - percussion
George Butler - arranger

Recorded at Generation Sound Studios, NYC on April 17, 1973 (tracks 1, 6 & 7) and April 18, 1973 (tracks 2-5).
Sassy Soul Strut pairs Lou Donaldson with arranger George Butler to create a smooth, unabashedly commercial session some distance removed from the saxophonist's classic soul-jazz efforts. Emphasizing electric instruments and radio-friendly rhythms, the album nevertheless plays to Donaldson's strengths, focusing more on mood and texture and less on funk. Opening with a gutbucket rendition of Quincy Jones immortal "The Streetbeater" (far better known as the theme to television's Sanford and Son), Sassy Soul Strut quickly settles comfortably into a light, accessible mode too lively to dismiss as smooth jazz but too mellow to pass as anything else. Butler's arrangements haven't dated particularly well, but the record's too innocuous and good-natured to qualify as an outright failure. It's simply forgettable, nothing more and nothing less.

Lee Morgan - 1968-07-16 (1968)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:47 | Size: 168.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01) Intro (0:31)
02) Straight, No Chaser (18:24)
03) (15:01)
04) (15:57)
05) The Van (21:37)
06) Salt Peanuts (3:17)

Lee Morgan - trumpet, fl horn
Clifford Jordan - tenor & sopr sax
John Hicks - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Ed Blackwell - drums

Recorded in Royal Arms Baltimore, MDJuly 16, 1968.

Dorothy Donegan - September Song (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:52 | Size: 84.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
02. September Song
03. Up a Lazy River
04. Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
05. St. Louis Blues
06. Love for Sale
07. Tenderly - Stella by Starlight
08. Lullaby of Birdland
09. Dancing on the Ceiling
10. I Get a Kick Out of You

Dorothy Donegan (p) Unknown (b) Unknown (ds)

Rec - 1956

Charles Williams - Charles Williams (1971)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz+Funk | Total Time: 39:29 | Size: 90.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. You Got Me Running 7:53
A2. Please Send Me Someone To Love 7:51
A3. Bacon Butt Fat 5:33
Side B
B1. Country Mile 3:50
B2. Catfish Sam'ich 5:05
B3. There Is No Greater Love 8:39
Label - Mainstream Records
Recorded - 1971 in NYC

Charles I. Williams - Alto Saxophone
David "Bubba" Brooks - Tenor Saxophone
Don Pullen - Organ
Earl Dunbar, Jr. - Guitar
Gordon Edwards - Bass
Bill Curtis - Drums

Buster Williams - Heartbeat (1978)

Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 38:18 | Size: 89.53 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. A1. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) (5:09)
02. A2. Toku-Do (Buster Williams) (5:24)
03. A3. Shadows (Buster Williams) (9:42)
04. B1. Pygmy Lullabye (Buster Williams) (6:52)
05. B2. Ruby P’Gonia (Buster Williams) (8:25)
06. B3. Veronica (Buster Williams) (2:32

Buster Williams - Bass;
Jimmy Rowles (tracks: B1), Kenny Barron (tracks: A1 to A3, B2) - Piano;
Pat Dixon – Cello (tracks: A3, B1);
Gayle Dixon – Violin (tracks: A3, B1);
Ben Riley (tracks: A1, A2), Billy Hart (tracks: A3, B1, B2) - Drums.
Suzanne Klewan - Vocals (tracks: B1).

Recorded at Generation Sound Studio, NYC - March 28,30 and April 3, 1978.

Label: Muse Records ‎– MR 5171 (US)

Weather Report - Black Market (1976)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:31 | Size: 89.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
3. Gibraltar
4. Elegant People
5. Three Clowns
6. Barbary Coast
7. Herandnu
Personnel: Joe Zawinul (vocals, guitar, melodica, piano, grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Oberheim synthesizer, tabla); Jaco Pastorius (vocals, mandocello, electric bass, drums, steel drum); Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, lyricon); Alejandro Neciosup Acuña (drums, congas, tom tom, percussion); Chester Thompson , Narada Michael Walden (drums); Manolo Badrena (congas, tambourine, timbales, percussion); Don Alias (percussion).
The shifts in Weather Report's personnel come fast and furious now, with Narada Michael Walden and Chester Thompson as the drummers, Alex Acuna and Don Alias at the percussion table, and Alphonso Johnson giving way to the mighty, martyred Jaco Pastorius. It is interesting to hear Pastorius expanding the bass role only incrementally over what the more funk-oriented Johnson was doing at this early point that is, until "Barbary Coast," where suddenly Jaco leaps athletically forward into the spotlight.

Joe Zawinul or just Zawinul, as he preferred to be billed contributed all of side one's compositions, mostly Third World-flavored workouts except for "Cannon Ball," a touching tribute to his ex-boss Cannonball Adderley (who had died the year before). Shorter, Pastorius, and Johnson split the remainder of the tracks, with Shorter now set in a long-limbed compositional mode for electric bands that would serve him into the 1990s. While it goes without saying that most Weather Report albums are transition albums, this diverse record is even more transient than most, paving the way for WR's most popular period while retaining the old sense of adventure.

Terry Lightfoot & His Band - Stomp Off, Let's Go (1976)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:14 | Size: 79.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Barnyard Blues 2:51
02. This Little Light Of Mine 3:54
03. Happy Bird Shuffle 3:09
04. 2th Street Rag 3:32
05. Old Man Mose 3:27
06. That's A Plenty 4:06
07. Tishomingo Blues 4:04
08. Buena Sera 3:54
09. Sentimental Journey 4:23
10. Dippermouth Blues 2:52
Middlesex, England based Terry Lightfoot made his first appearance on the UK jazz scene as a clarinettist in the early 50s. After leading his own band throughout the 50s, he maintained a band into the next decade, having established a reputation strong enough to shrug off the decline in popularity of his brand of music. During the trad boom of the early 60s he appeared in the film It's Trad Dad.

Apart from a brief spell in Kenny Ball's band he continued to lead into the 70s only stepping sideways into hotel management towards the end of the decade. He continued to play however, and by the mid-80s was back in full-time music. Amongst the most polished of British traditional clarinettists, Lightfoot achieved and maintained high standards of performance not only from himself but also from
the many fine musicians he employed over the years.

"Stomp Off, Let's Go" was recorded at Conny's Studio in April 1976.

Perry Bechtel - The Banjo Style Of Perry Bechtel (1965)

Genre: Jazz / Bluegrass | Total Time: 30:59 | Size: 75.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Side 1
1. Dixie Medley (3:17)
The Camptown Races
Massa's In De Cold Cold Ground
Old Black Joe
Oh Susannah
2. Kentucky Babe 2:40
3. The Bells Of St. Mary's 1:30
4. Ain't We Got Fun 2:35
5. Play Fiddle Play 3:00
6. The Donkey Serenade 2:07

Side 2
1. Medley From "Oklahoma" (3:08)
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
People Will Say We're In Love
2. Long Shortenin' Bread 2:41
3. Rock-A-Lynn 2:30
4. Now Is The Hour 2:13
5. Gypsy Medley (4:22)
Brahm's Sixth Hungarian Dance
Gypsy Love Song
Hjre Kati
Finale Of Second Hungarian Rhapsody

Joe Loss & His Orchestra - Dance To The Top Pops (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:58 | Size: 78.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Quickstep Medley: Barbara Ann / Getaway / Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / My Love
A2. Slow Foxtrot Medley: Strangers In The Night / Alfie / Tears
A3. Tijuana Time Medley: Spanish Flea / Flamingo / The Mexican Shuffle
A4. Shake Beat Medley: Hold Tight / Black Is Black / Keep On Running / Sha La La La Lee
Side B
B1. Quickstep Medley: Hi-Lili-Hi-Lo / Bus Stop / Lovers Of The World Unite / Second Hand Rose
B2. Slow Foxtrot Medley: Michelle / The More I See You / Promises
B3. Shake Beat Medley: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / Sunny Afternoon / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
B4. Party Time Medley: Nuts In May / Yellow Submarine / When The Saints Go Marching In / Knees Up Mother Brown / Can Can

Label: His Master's Voice.

Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (1976)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 41:15 | Size: 92.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)
2. Let's Don’t Ever Blow Our Thing
3. The Storm Is Over
4. Music To Make Love By
5. Thank You Love
6. Lady Of The Night
7. Love Me Or Lose Me

Stax proudly presents the reissue of Hayes’ 1976 disco album, Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak), originally released on Hayes’ ABC Records-distributed Hot Buttered Soul label and recorded at his own Memphis studio with many of his long-time band members. This is its first time on CD. Music historian Bill Dahl contributed liner notes to the reissue.


Wynton Marsalis - Black Codes (From The Underground) (1985)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:51 | Size: 135.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Black Codes
02. For Wee Folks
03. Delfeayo's Dilemma
04. Phryzzinian Man
05. Aural Oasis
06. Chambers of Tain
07. Blues

Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); Kenny Kirkland (piano); Ron Carter, Charnett Moffett (bass); Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums).

Recorded at RCA Studio A on January 11th and 14th, 1985.
This is probably the best Wynton Marsalis recording from his Miles Davis period. With his brother Branford (who doubles here on tenor and soprano) often closely emulating Wayne Shorter and the rhythm section (pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Jeff Watts) sounding a bit like the famous Herbie Hancock-Ron Carter-Tony Williams trio, Wynton is heard at the head of what was essentially an updated version of the mid- to late-'60s Miles Davis Quintet (despite Stanley Crouch's pronouncements in his typically absurd liner notes about Marsalis' individuality). The music is brilliantly played and displays what the "Young Lions" movement was really about: young musicians choosing to explore acoustic jazz and to extend the innovations of the pre-fusion modern mainstream style. Marsalis would develop his own sound a few years later, but even at age 23 he had few close competitors.

Willis Jackson Feat. Groove Holmes - Ya Understand Me? (1980)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:51 | Size: 85.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Ya Understand Me?
A2. Body And Soul
A3. My One And Only Love
Side B
B1. The Head Tune
B2. More
Label - Muse Records
Recorded live at ''Chateauneuf du Pape'', France, Jan. 26, 1980

Willis Jackson - tenor sax
Richard 'Groove' Holmes - organ
Steve Giordano - guitar
Roger Lee Humphrey - drums

Ray Brown - The Genius Of Ray Brown (1974)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:00 | Size: 87.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Solo For Unaccompanied Bass
2. Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
3. Bric A Brac
4. Upstairs Blues

Side 2
1. Blues For Sylvia
2. Will You Still Be Mine?
3. Little Toe
4. Alone Together

Monk Montgomery - Reality (1974)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz-Funk | Total Time: 39:58 | Size: 82.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Reality
2. Me And Mrs. Jones
3. Sippin' And Tippin'
4. Bump De Bump
5. I Love You Camille
6. Little O's
7. Girl Talk
Monk Montgomery – bass
Danny Skea – piano & clavinet
Ron Feuer – organ
Santo Sazino, Earl Young – drums
Bobby Martin – fender Rhodes
Ron Kersey – guitar
Vince Montana – vibes
Larry Washington – bongos & congas
Ronnie Baker - bass
Don Renaldo's - Strings and Horns
William Howard "Monk" Montgomery (October 10, 1921 – May 20, 1982) was an American jazz bassist. He was a pioneer of the electric bass; possibly the first to record on the instrument in a 1953 session led by trumpeter Art Farmer. He was the brother of noted guitarist Wes Montgomery and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery.
Monk did this jazz album for the Philladelphia International Records label, it was released in 1974.

Jerry Fielding and His Orchestra - Magnificence In Brass (1960)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:27 | Size: 76.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Pologue From "West Side Story" 4:10
2. The Magic Circle 2:30
3. Ritual Fire Dance 3:13
4. Skyliner 3:17
5. Shadow Waltz 2:55

Side 2
1. City Of Brass 2:48
2. Moonlight In Vermont 2:35
3. Cheek To Cheek 3:17
4. When The Saints Go Marching In 3:10
5. Isn't It Romantic 2:55
6. Frenesi 3:35

Dave Grusin - Kaleidoscope (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:02 | Size: 108.11 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Kaleidoscope (Dave Grusin) (5:56)
02. Love Letters (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) (3:47)
03. Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) (7:37)
04. What's This (Dave Grusin) (5:08)
05. Inez (Jack Sheldon, Joe Mondragon) (4:31)
06. Stella by Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) (4:13)
07. Gozwell (Dave Grusin) (5:19)
08. Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) (9:31)

Dave Grusin - Composer, Keyboards, Piano;
Frank Foster - Tenor Saxophone (#1,3-5,7,8);
Stanley Turrentine - Tenor Saxophone;
Thad Jones – Trumpet (#1,3-5,7,8);
Bob Cranshaw - Bass;
Larry Rosen - Drums.

Label: Legacy Records – 88985308452 (EU 2016)

Al Hirt - Trumpet & Strings (1961-62)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:25 | Size: 91.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Stranger in Paradise (Wright-Forrest) 2:45
02. Poor Butterfly (Golden-Hubbell) 2:27
03. Fools Rush In (Bloom-Mercer) 2:33
04. Sleepy Lagoon (Lawrence-Coates) 2:49
05. As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld) 2:48
06. East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman) 3:00
07. Sleepless Hours (Albert Van Dam) 2:43
08. True Love (Cole Porter) 2:55
09. I’ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) 2:56
10. I Cried for You (Freed-Arnheim-Lyman) 2:14
11. How Deep Is the Ocean (Irving Berlin) 2:48
12. Easy to Love (Cole Porter) 2:46
13. Out of Nowhere (Green-Heyman) 2:21
14. Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell-Carmichael) 2:31
15. Stella by Starlight (Young-Washington) 2:58
16. Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronell) 2:45
17. What’s New (J.Burke-B.Haggart) 2:51
18. To Ava (Alfred Newman) 3:23

Tracks #1-12, from the album “Al Hirt Trumpet and Strings” (RCA Victor LSP-2584)
Track #13-18, taken from the album “Al Hirt The Greatest Horn in the World”
(RCA Victor LSP-2366)

Trumpet and Strings:
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Marty Paich
Recorded in Hollywood, 1962

The Greatest Horn in the World:
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Henri René
Recorded in New York City, 1961

Original recordings produced by Steve Sholes
Liner notes: Lee Zhito (Billboard Magazine) / Bill Coss
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
A new side of Al Hirt’s amazing artistry was revealed in this album. The big, broad, brass tone —that readily identifiable mark of the mightiest horn— turns subtle and subdued. Hirt threads his finely honed trumpet against a silken tapestry of strings masterfully arranged and conducted by Marty Paich. For the last six tracks, Henri René surrounds Hirt —the master of sharp, bright, powerful bursts of color— with a string orchestra including rhythm, four trombones, and one baritone sax.

Hirt’s horn is occasionally muted, but more often it is heard in restrained full voice as it clearly defines the varying shades of mood. The album’s program of well-known selections takes on a new dimension of meaning in Hirt’s hands. His horn can be haunting or tender, wistful or wailing, or quietly chuckling in retrospect.


The Dutch Swing College Band & Johnny Meijer - Chicago (1974)

Genre: Dixieland / New Orleans Jazz | Total Time: 39:22 | Size: 90.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Chicago
02. At A Georgia Camp Meeting
03. Out Of Nowhere
04. Melancholy Baby
05. Johnny's Habbits
06. Avalon
07. Deed I Do
08. Up A Lazy River
09. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
10. Ain't Misbehavin'
11. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
12. If I Could Be With You
13. Indiana (Way Back Home In)

Paul Mauriat - A Grande Orquestra De Paul Mauriat (1966)

Genre: Jazz, Pop | Total Time: 44:42 | Size: 99.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1.Mourir Ou Vivre
A4.Chez Nous
A7.O Silêncio

Side B
B2.My Love
B3.Merci Cherie
B4.Ce Soir Je T'Attendais
B5.Une Meche De Cheveux
B6.A Taste Of Honey
B7.Mon Credo

Side C
C1.Mon Credo - com Mireille Mathieu (Bonus)
C2.Bang Bang - My baby shot me down (Bonus)
C3.I Waited For You-Ce soir je t'attendais (Bonus)
C4.Non, je n'ai pas oublie (Bonus)
Label: Philips ‎– SLP 9.187
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: Brazil
Released: 1966

Le Grand Orchestre De Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1967)

Genre: Pop, Stage & Screen | Total Time: 46:17 | Size: 122.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1.Dalila - Delilah
A2.La Source
A3.Dès Que Je Me Réveille
A4.L'Amour Te Ressemble
A5.L'Opéra Des Jours Heureux
A6.Pata Pata
A7.Love Is Blue - L'Amour Est Bleu

Side B
B1.Comme Un Garçon
B2.Je Ne Suis Rien Sans Toi - I'm Coming Home
B3.Ne Sois Pas Triste
B4.Comme D'Habitude
B5.L'Histoire De Bonnie And Clyde - The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde

Side C
C1.Cent mille chansons (Bonus)
C2.It's a man's man's man's world (Bonus)
C3.Pour etre sincere (Bonus)
C4.Valse d'ete (Bonus)
Label: Philips ‎– 844 733 BY
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1967

Joe Pass - Blues Dues: Live At Long Beach City College (1984)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:35 | Size: 119.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (5:52)
02. Blues In ''G'' (Joe Pass) (7:05)
03. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein) (5:43)
04. Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk) (6:26)
05. Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) (4:48)
06. Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Lady Melange (Duke Ellington) (6:37)
07. Blues Dues (Joe Pass) (5:31)
08. Bluesette (Toots Thielemans) (3:43)
09. Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Thomas "Fats" Waller) (5:50)

Joe Pass - guitar

Recorded Live At Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California, January 20,1984.

Label: Pablo Records ‎– 2308 239 / Original Jazz Classics – OJCCD-964-2 (US)

Gary McFarland & Co / Clark Terry - Tijuana Jazz (1965)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:50 | Size: 80.08 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.South Of The Border (2:06)
2.Acapulco At Night (2:52)
3.Fantastic, That's You (2:54)
4.Limehouse Blues (3:37)
5.Tijuana (2:09)
6.Marcheta (2:55)
7.Granny's Samba (3:30)
8.Soul Bird (Tin Tin Deo) (4:01)
9.Mexicali Rose (2:27)
10.Ira Schwartz's Golden Dream (3:32)
11.Mary Jane (3:05)
12.Sweet Georgia Brown (2:06)
Gary McFarland - marimba & electric piano
Clark Terry, Joe Newman - trumpets
Bob Brookmeyer - valve trombone
Toots Thielemans - harmonica, guitar
Barry Galbraith - guitar
Bob Bushnell - electric bass
Mel Lewis - drums
Grady Tate - drums

Recorded In New York City December 1965. Impulse!
Considering the strong lineup of musicians on this LP (Gary McFarland on marimba, both Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and an expanded pianoless rhythm section), it had the potential to be a classic; even the material is generally good. Unfortunately, the dozen selections are overly concise (the longest clocks in at 4:01), with seven of the tunes being under three minutes long. McFarland's arrangements are fine, but the solos are quite short, and the Mexican-flavored music is not particularly memorable. A blown opportunity.

Dave Grusin - Discovered Again! Plus (1976)

Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 51:10 | Size: 120.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones) (3:49)
02. Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Morgan Ames, Dave Grusin) (4:20)
03. Sun Song (Dave Grusin) (4:45)
04. Captain Bacardi (Antônio Carlos Jobim) (2:41)
05. Git Along Little Dogies (Dave Grusin) (4:34)
06. The Colorado Trail (Dave Grusin) (5:00)
07. Cripple Creek Breakdown (Dave Grusin) (4:47)
08. Adeus A Papai (Dave Grusin) (2:22)
09. Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow (Theme From Barreta) (Alt.Take) (4:23)
10. Sun Song (Alt.Take) (4:44)
11. Git Along Little Dogies (Alt.Take) (4:33)
12. The Colorado Trail (Alt.Take) (5:20)

Dave Grusin - vocals, piano;
Lee Ritenour - guitar;
Ron Carter - bass;
Larry Bunker - percussion;
Harvey Mason - drums.

Label: Lim ‎– XR 002 (XRCD24) (US 2003) / Sheffield Lab ‎– LAB-5 (US 1976)

The Ink Spots - Street Of Dreams (1954)

Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 24:54 | Size: 50.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Street Of Dreams
2. Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown
3. Address Unknown
4. Don't Get Around Much Any More

Side 2
1. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
2. Someone's Rocking My Dream Boat
3. I Cover The Waterfront
4. Thoughtless

The Double Six Of Paris - Sing Ray Charles (1964)

Genre: Jazz, Vocal | Total Time: 29:47 | Size: 64.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. One Mint Julep 2:55
2. Yes, Indeed 2:21
3. Georgia On My Mind 2:20
4. Lonely Avenue 2:54
5. Sherri 2:50
6. Let The Good Times Roll 2:39
7. Hallelujah, I Love Her So 2:34
8. Hit The Road, Jack 2:16
9. Ruby 2:52
10. From The Heart 3:05
11. Stompin' Room Only 3:13
Label - Philips Records

The Double-Six: Bob Smart, Claudine Barge, Jean-Claude Briodin, Louis Aldebert, Mimi Perrin, Monique Aldebert

Jerome Richardson Quartet: Billy Byers, Jerome Richardson, Bobby Scott, Bob Smart
French group formed by Mimi Perrin in 1959. Perrin was leader and main arranger; she added lyrics to jazz selections. The name was derived from practice of superimposing two separate recordings, leaving impression there were 12 singers. The group enjoyed some notoriety with sessions featuring backing from American guest stars like Quincy Jones, Benny Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie and Jerome Richardson. Perrin led second version of the group in 1965; when she became ill, Jef Gilson tried to hold band together, but they split in 1966.