2017/09/19

Willis Jackson & Carl Wilson - Soul Grabber (1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:37 | Size: 104.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Song Of Ossanha
2. Sunny
3. Girl Talk
4. Ode To Billie Joe
5. Sometimes I'm Happy
6. Soul Grabber
7. Rhode Island Red
8. Alfie
9. I Dig Rock And Roll Music
10. These Boots Are Made For Walking
 
Label - Prestige Records

Recorded in N.Y.C., October 20, 1967 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1967

Wilbur Bascomb, Sammy Lowe - trumpet
Willis Jackson - tenor sax
Heywood Henry - baritone sax
Carl Wilson - organ
Lloyd Davis, Wally Richardson - guitar
Bob Bushnell - el-bass
Lawrence Wrice - drums
 

Walter Wanderley E Portinho - Órgao, Sax E Sexy (1964)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:06 | Size: 75.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (2:45)
02 Castigo (2:30)
03 Fale Baixinho (2:34)
04 A Noite Do Meu Bem (2:50)
05 Por Causa De Voce (2:26)
06 Meu Sonho E Voce (3:23)
07 Suas Maos (2:40)
08 Ouca (2:37)
09 Contando Estrelas (3:20)
10 Cancao de Amor (2:42)
11 Ninguem Me Ama (2:45)
12 Risque (2:34)

Walter Wanderley : Organ
Portinho : Sax
 

Max Leth Quartet - Hvorfor Er Lykken Så Lunefuld (1972)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:10:30 | Size: 158.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Kvindens natur
02. Jakobsen
03. Når man kun er ung
04. Den lille lysegrønne sang
05. Tænk hvis alting var som før
06. Tror du på eventyr
07. Vinter er nær
08. I aften
09. Jeg er tosset med mænd
10. Do it for love
11. Degnens vise
12. Efter såd'n en yndig aften
13. Ma Madeleine
14. Refleksioner
15. Månestrålen
16. En dejlig drøm
17. Din melodi
18. Hvorfor er lykken så lunefuld

Max Leth - piano, vibe
Fritz von Bülow - guit
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - bass
Bjarne Rostvold - drums
 

Joe Morello - Joe Morello (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:16 | Size: 139.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Shortnin' Bread
02. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
03. Brother Jack
04. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
05. Just In Time
06. It's Easy
07. Shimwa
08. Summertime
09. Little Bit of Blues
10. It's About Time
11. Every Time
12. Mother Time
13. Time After Time
14. My Time Is Your Time
15. Sounds of the Loop

Joe Morello - drums;
Phil Woods - sax;
Al Cohn(1-3,6,7,9,15) - sax;
Urbie Green(4,10,14), Bob Brookmeyer(1,4,6,7,10,14) - trombone;
Richard Hixson(2-4,9,10,14,15), William Dennis(1-3,6,7,9,15)- trombone;
Doc Severinsen(1,4,6,7,9,15),Ernie Royal(4) - trumpet;
Clark Terry(9,10,14,15) - trumpet;
Harvey Phillips(4,10,14) - tuba;
John Bunch, Hank Jones(2,3,9,15) - piano
Gary Burton - vibraphone;
Gene Cherico, Bill Crow(1-3,6,7,9,15) - bass.


Recorded: June 6, 1961 - November 13, 1962.
 

Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again Volume 2 (1957)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocal | Total Time: 46:05 | Size: 101.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off 4:10
2. These Foolish Things 7:36
3. I've Got The Love To Keep Me Warm 3:08
4. Willow Weep For Me 4:16
5. I'm Putting All The Eggs In One Basket 3:26

Side 2
1. A Fine Romance 3:51
2. Ill Wind 3:42
3. Love Is Here To Stay 3:58
4. I Get A Kick Out Of You 4:16
5. Learnin' The Blues 7:16

Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Louis Bellson
Guitar – Herb Ellis
Piano – Oscar Peterson
Producer, Liner Notes – Norman Granz
Vocals – Ella Fitzgerald
Vocals, Trumpet – Louis Armstrong
 

Ella Fitzgerald - At The Opera House (1957)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocal | Total Time: 59:10 | Size: 138.58 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter) (2:31)
02. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) (2:42)
03. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) (3:01)
04. These Foolish Things (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) (3:45)
05. Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) (2:47)
06. Goody Goody (Johnny Mercer, Matt Malneck) (1:54)
07. Moonlight In Vermont (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) (3:05)
08. Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) (2:08)
09. Stompin' At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Andy Razaf) (5:14)
10. It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter) (2:45)
11. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) (2:31)
12. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) (3:22)
13. These Foolish Things (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) (3:49)
14. Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) (2:53)
15. Goody Goody (Johnny Mercer, Matt Malneck) (1:55)
16. Moonlight In Vermont (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) (3:16)
17. Stompin' At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Andy Razaf) (7:15)
18. Oh, Lady Be Good (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (4:24)

Personnel:
Tracks 1-16
Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals;
Oscar Peterson - Piano;
Herb Ellis - Guitar;
Ray Brown - Bass;
Jo Jones - Drums

Tracks 17-18
Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals;
Oscar Peterson - Piano;
Herb Ellis - Guitar;
Ray Brown - Bass;
Connie Kay – Drums.
Roy Eldridge – Trumpet;
J. J. Johnson – Trombone;
Sonny Stitt - Alto Saxophone;
Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Flip Phillips - Tenor Saxophone;


Tracks 1-9 recorded in stereo on the 29th of September 1957 at the Chicago Opera House.
Tracks 10-18 recorded in mono on the 7th of October 1957 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Label: Verve Records ‎– MG V-8264 (US) / Verve Records ‎– 831 269-2 (US 1986)
 

Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970)


Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Total Time: 37:23 | Size: 86.95 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Evergreenish (Dexter Gordon) (6:03)
02. For Sentimental Reasons (William Best, Deek Watson) (6:51)
03. Star Eyes (Gene DePaul, Don Raye) (6:50)
04. Rhythm-A-Ning (Thelonious Monk) (6:35)
05. If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) (5:21)
06. The Jumpin' Blues (Jay McShann, Charlie Parker) (5:47)

Personnel:
Dexter Gordon - tenor saxophone;
Wynton Kelly - piano;
Sam Jones - bass;
Roy Brooks - drums.


Recorded In New York, August 27, 1970.

Label: Prestige ‎– PRST-10020 (US) / OJC – OJCCD-899-2 (US 1996)
 

Cleo Brown - Living In The Afterglow (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:07 | Size: 137.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 I'm A Little Old Woman
2 Without A Song
3 Afterglow
4 Down By The Riverside
5 High Up On The Mountain
6 Silent Night
7 I'm Gonna Rise Up Singing
8 Amazing Grace
9 Medley: The Old Rugged Cross / Near The Cross
10 A Great Big Wonderful God
11 Marian's Mood
12 Walk All Over God's Heaven
13 Medley: Fly Away / Army Air Corps Song
14 Show Me A Rainbow
15 Just A Closer Walk With Thee
16 We're Running, Running, Running
17 I've Been 'Buked And Scorned
18 I'm Gonna Tell God How You Treat Me

Recording April 13, 1987

Audiophile – ACD-216

Cleo Brown was a singing boogie-woogie pianist active from the 1930s into the 1950s who was one of Dave Brubeck's early influences. She retired from music and she stuck to playing exclusively for her church in Denver as the jazz world lost track of her -- until Marian McPartland sought Brown for an appearance on her Piano Jazz series in the 1980s. This studio session followed the taping of the program, with McPartland as a guest on several tracks. Many of the numbers are original gospel compositions by Brown, some sung in a very friendly manner, such as her "I'm a Little Old Woman," the charming "Afterglow," and the very bluesy "I've Been 'Buked and Scorned." Brown's chops show no signs of slipping as she plays wonderful two-fisted piano on standards such as "Without a Song," and her stimulating duets with McPartland include the spiritual "Down by the Riverside," the surprising choice of "Silent Night," "Marian's Mood" (possibly worked out on the spot in the studio by the pianists), and the old hymn "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Sadly, this was Cleo Brown's final recording prior to her death in 1995.
 

Carl Ravazza - Hold Hands (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:02 | Size: 74.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. My Lady Loves To Dance
2. Vieni Su
3. Story Of Joe
4. It's All In The Game
5. In Acapulco

Side 2
Medley:
Hold Hands
You Were Meant For Me
I Don't Know Why
Paradise
Sweet And Lovely
I Cried For You
Two Loves Have I
If I Had You
All I Do Is Dream Of You
Sleepy Time Gal
So Long
 

Bill Potts - The Jazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:29 | Size: 107.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Summertime
2. A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing
3. My Man's Gone Now
4. It Takes A Long Pull To Get There
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
6. Bess, You Is My Woman
7. It Ain't Necessarily So
8. Medley
9. I Loves You Porgy
10. Clara, Clara
11. There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
12. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
13 Oh Lord, I'm On My Way

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, January 13, 14,& 15, 1959.

United Artists Records ‎– UAS 5032

Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Bernie Glow, Markie Markowitz, Charlie Shavers - trumpets.
Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleaveland, Earl Swope - trombones.
Rod Levitt - bass trombone.
Phil Woods, Gene Quill - alto sax.
Al Cohn, Zoot Simms - tenor sax.
Sol Schlinger - baritone sax.
Herbie Powell - guitar.
Bill Evens - piano.
George Duvivier - bass.
Charlie Persip - drums.
Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Bill Potts.
 

2017/09/18

The Red Garland Trio plus Ray Barretto - Rojo (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:03 | Size: 106.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Rojo (8:51)
02. We Kiss In A Shadow (6:44)
03. Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (5:11)
04. Ralph J. Gleason Blues (6:40)
05. You Better Go Now (5:10)
06. Mr. Wonderful (8:14)

Recording August 22, 1958 Hackensack, NJ New Jersey
 
Pianist Red Garland recorded frequently with trios for Prestige during the second half of the 1950s. For this set (reissued on CD), Garland, bassist George Joyner and drummer Charlie Persip are joined by Ray Barretto on congas and the emphasis is on forceful swinging. Garland takes such ballads as "We Kiss in a Shadow" and "You Better Go Now" at faster-than-expected tempos. "Ralph J. Gleason Blues" and the Latin feel of "Rojo" are among the highlights of this enjoyable disc.
 

Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:48 | Size: 314.02 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
01. The Buzzard Song
02. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
03. Gone
04. Gone, Gone, Gone
05. Summertime
06. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
07. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
08. Fishermen, Strawberry And Devil Crab
09. My Man's Gone Now
10. It Ain't Necessarily So
11. Here Come De Honey Man
12. I Loves You, Porgy
13. There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York

Alto Saxophone – Julian Cannonball Adderley
Arranged By, Conductor – Gil Evans
Bass – Paul Chambers
Bass Clarinet – Danny Banks
Bass Trombone – Dick Hixon
Composed By – G. Gershwin
Drums – Philly Joe Jones (1, 3 to 7, 9, 12, 13), Jimmy Cobb (2, 8, 10, 11)
Flute – Phil Bodner (2 to 4, 8 to 11), Romeo Penque
French Horn – Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins, Willie Ruff
Reeds – Jerome Richardson (1, 5 to 7, 12, 13)
Trombone – Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett
Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Jone Coles, Louis Mucci
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Miles Davis
Tuba – Bill Barber


Recorded:
July 22, 1958 NYC (tracks 3, 4, 9)
July 29, 1958 NYC (tracks 2, 8, 10, 11)
August 4, 1958 NYC (tracks 1, 6, 7)
August 14, 1958 NYC (tracks 5, 12, 13)
 

Marlene Ver Planck - I Like To Sing! (1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:33 | Size: 137.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. I Like To Sing!
2. Highly Emotional State
3. Medley It Could Happen To You Love Walked In
4. Here I Go Again
5. Let Yourself Go
6. All The Things You Are
7. Here's That Sunny Day
8. (I Think Of You) With Every Breath I Take
9. All Or Nothing At All
10. Incurably Romantic
11. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
12. Instead Of Saying Goodbye
13. The Man That Got Away
14. Song On The Sand
15. Where Am I Going
16. Don't Worry 'bout Me
17. That's How I Love The Blues
18. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
19. Just One Of Those Things

Vocals - Marlene Ver Planck; Bass – Jay Leonhart; Drums – Luther Rix; Piano – Ben Aronov.

Marlene Ver Planck paid tribute to the great American songbook. Ver Planck, who grew up in Newark, NJ, listening to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on WNEW radio, collaborated throughout her long career with her husband, arranger, composer, and conductor Billy Ver Planck. Her 2000 CD, My Impetuous Heart (DRG), her 17th album, reunited her with some old friends, including jazz pianist Hank Jones and special guests jazz pianists George Shearing and Marian McPartland and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Ver Planck's career was a long string of success stories, which showcased her as a versatile singer with a gorgeous, pliable voice that knew how to tell a story.
 

Chubby Jackson Big Band - Chubby's Back (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:56 | Size: 133.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Tiny's Blues (T. Kahn)
2. Raffles (R. Biondi)
3. Let's Talk (C. Jackson)
4. Mother Knickerbopper (T. Kahn)
5. Keester Parade (J. Mandel)
6. Flyin' the Coop (T. Kahn)
7. Plymouth Rock (N. Hefti)
8. I'm Entitled to You (C. Jackson)
9. To Seek (C. Jackson)
10. New York to Chicago (C. Jackson)
11. Move My Way (C. Jackson)
12. Gus's Blues (G. Johnson)
13. Slap That Bass (G. Gershwin - I. Gershwin)
14. Big Fat Nothin' (C. Jackson - M. David)
15. Yesterday Is Here (C. Jackson - M. David)
16. Do Me Sum'n (C. Jackson - M. David)
17. Mister Duff (C. Jackson)

# 1 - 7: Original Album "Chubby's Back" 1957
# 8 - 17: Original Album "I'm Entitled To You" 1957

Chubby Jackson (bass); Don Geraci, John Howell, Don Jacoby, John Silva, Cy Touff, Porky Panico (trumpets); Sandy Mosse, Vito Price (tenor saxophones); Howard Davis (alto sax); Bill Calkins (baritone sax); Bill Harris, Tom Shepard, George Jean, Paul Krum (trombones); Marty Rubenstein (piano), Jimmy Gourley (guitar); Don Lamond (drums).
 

Charlie Barnet - Leapin' At The Lincoln (1939-1944)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:56 | Size: 125.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.The Gal From Joe's (3:21)
2.Midweek Function (2:50)
3.Ebony Rhapsody (2:52)
4.Lament For A Lost Love (3:18)
5.The Duke's Idea (3:05)
6.Leapin' At The Lincoln (2:47)
7.Shake, Rattle And Roll (Afternoon Of A Moax) (3:27)
8.The Sergeant Was Shy (2:23)
9.Ring Dem Bells (2:35)
10.The Wild Man Of The Fishpond (3:17)
11.Wings Over Manhattan (Part 1) (3:22)
12.Wings Over Manhattan (Part 2) (3:18)
13.Merry-Go-Round (2:39)
14.Spanish Kick (2:49)
15.Harlem Speaks (2:45)
16.The Moose (2:44)
17.Pow-Wow (Redskin Rhumba) (2:45)
18.Drop Me Off In Harlem (2:22)
19.Gulf Coast Blues (3:17)
20.Skyliner (3:00)

Rec. New York & Hollywood 1939-1944
Label: Fabulous Records - FABCD - 134

Charlie Barnet (tenor, alto, soprano sax & clarinet); James Lamare, Andy Pino, Don McCook, Ed Pripps, Mike Goldberg, Bob Poland, Danny Bank, Kurt Bloom, Conn Humphreys, Gene Kinsey, Harold Herzone, Joe Meisner, Leo White, Ray DeGeer, Ray Hopfner, Skippy Martin, Buddy DeFranco (tenor, alto, baritone sax & clarinet); Ben Hall, Ben Pickering, Bill Robertson, Bob Swift, Burt Johnson, Charles Coolidge, Dave Hallett, Don Ruppersberg, Ed Fromm, Eddie Bert, Gerald Foster, Porky Cohen, Claude Murphy, Tommy Pederson, Tommy Reo (trombones); Al Killian, Art House, Bernie Privin' Billy May, Bob Price, Bob Burnet, Charlie Huffine, Charlie Zimmerman, Cy Baker, George Esposito, Jimmy Pupo, John Owens, Johnny Martel, Johnny Mendell, Lyman Vunk, Mickey Bloom, Peanuts Holland, Roy Eldridge, Sam Skolnik, Ford Leary (trumpets); Dodo Marmorosa, Bill Miller, Nat Jaffe (piano); Barney Kessel, Bus Etri, Turk Van Lake (guitar); Howard Rumsey, Andy Riccardi, Russ Wagner, Phil Stevens (bass); Cliff Leeman, Harold Hahn, Ray Michaels, Wesley Dean (drums).

  

Billy May - Bill's Bag (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:05 | Size: 78.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Children Of The Night (2:58)
2.Uh! Oh! (Nutty Squirrels) (3:14)
3.The Preacher (2:51)
4.Playboy's Theme (3:27)
5.The Late, Late Show (2:58)
6.Dat Dere (3:16)
7.Filet Of Soul (2:19)
8.Whisper Not (2:50)
9.Miles Behind (2:45)
10.Moanin' (2:38)
11.My Little Suede Shoes (3:07)
12.Shiny Stockings (3:01)

Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood 1963

Billy May, Conrad Gozzo, Don Fagerquist, Frank Beach, Milt Bernhart - trumpets
Ray Triscari, Uan Rasey, Dave Wells, Lou McCrary - trumpets
Ed Kusby, George Roberts, Tommy Shepard - trombones
Justin Gordon, Paul Horn, Chuck Gentry - tenor, alto & baritone sax
Jimmy Rowles - piano
Joe Gibbons - guitar
Max Bennett - bass
Irving Cottler - drums
 

2017/09/17

Wes Montgomery - Beginnings (1957-1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:26 | Size: 168.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Wes' Tune
2. Old Folks
3. Stranger In Paradise
4. Monk's Shop
5. Montgomeryland Funk
6. Summertime
7. Falling In Love With Love
8. Billie's Bounce
9. Stompin' At The Savoy
10. Baubles, Bangles And Beads
11. Bock To Bock
12. Fingerpickin'
13. Leila
14. Far Wes
15. Renie
16. Hymn For Carl
 
Label - Blue Note
 
This 2LP-set from 1975 is part of the "Blue Note Re-Issue Series" offering a compilation of previously released material by guitarist Wes Montgomery from 1957 until 1959, recorded with various formations, most notable side-men are Harold Land, Freddie Hubbard, Pony Poindexter, The Mastersounds, and others.
 

Sonny Stitt With Jack McDuff - Stitt Meets Brother Jack (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:28 | Size: 90.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. A1. All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) (4:50)
02. A2. Pam Ain't Blue (Sonny Stitt) (4:34)
03. A3. Time After Time (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) (4:38)
04. A4. Ringin' In (Sonny Stitt) (5:19)
05. B1. 'Nother Fu'ther (Sonny Stitt) (6:24)
06. B2. When Sonny Gets Blue (Jack McDuff, Sonny Stitt) (6:43)
07. B3. Thirty-Three, Ninety-Six (Sonny Stitt) (6:02)



Personnel:
Sonny Stitt - alto- tenor sax;
Jack McDuff - organ;
Eddie Diehl - guitar;
Ray Barretto - conga;
Art Taylor - drums.


Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; February 16, 1962.

Label: Prestige ‎– PR 7244 (US) / Original Jazz Classics ‎– 00025218670326 (Europe 2006)

Gustav Brom Orchestra - Invitation To Dance (1979)


Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop | Total Time: 34:13 | Size: 79.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Učiteľka Tanca (P. Hammel)
A2. Gold Und Silber (F. Lehar)
A3. Stary Przebój (A. Januszko)
A4. Śnieżna Kołysanka (A. Januszko)
A5. Girls, Girls, Girls (G. Kajanus)
A6. Rock And Roll Is Back (Ch. Checker)
 
Side B
B1. Brasil (Barroso)
B2. For Making Whoopee (J. Mercer)
B3. It Might As Well Be Spring (R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein)
B4. Havana (A. Lieskovský)
B5. Spanish Dance (P. Marquina)
B6. Little Lady (B. Howell)

Conductor – Gustav Brom.

Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza.


Eji Oyewole - Me & You (1985)


Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 40:36 | Size: 94.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Shalewa
2. Me & You
3. I'm A Dancer
4. Eniafelamo
5. Long Live Nigeria

Alto, Tenor Sax, Flute, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Composed & Arranged By Eji Oyewole
Guitar – John Kpiaye
Keyboards – Nick Baile
Bass – Nigel Ross-Scott
Drums, Percussion – Richard Stevens
Backing Vocals – Bevan Fagan-Matumbi, Patricia Harris (2), Sylvia Moidu


Label: PMG

A bona-fide Nigerian prince and probably the only musician to have ever played with Fela Kuti, Miles Davis and Bob Marley, Eji Oyewole combined African Highlife with western jazz to create a hybrid so that was as smooth as it was funky. His first album, Charity Begins At Home was an angry tirade against corruption in Nigeria. Me & You is his ‘relationship’ album, a brighter and happier set of songs that sees Eji all loved up, presumably with the mysterious ‘Cameleon’ featured on the cover. Eji’s flute is no longer a strident voice raised in anger. Instead, on ‘Me & You’ and ‘I’m a Dancer’ it is a playful line of seduction. On the wonky and woozy ‘Eniafelamo’ his sax is a post-coital salutation. Even the one political track, ‘Long Live Nigeria’, is a loved up call for peace, progress and trust. Chilled, assured and dexterious, Me & You is a sophisticated showcase of Eji Oyewole’s chops. ‘This is the beginning of an atomic musical evolution,’ he declares on the cover. ‘Brothers and sisters, stay cool.’ - Peter Moore.

Released January 25, 2017
 

Eddie Costa With Rolf Kuhn & Dick Johnson, Mat Mathews & Don Elliott - At Newport (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:15 | Size: 109.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. The Eddie Costa Trio - Taking A Chance On Love
Bass – Ernie Furtado
Drums – Al Beldini
Piano – Costa
2. The Eddie Costa Trio - There'll Never Be Another You
Alto Saxophone – Dick Johnson
Clarinet – Rolf Kuhn
3. The Eddie Costa Trio - I'll Remember April
Alto Saxophone – Dick Johnson
Clarinet – Rolf Kuhn

Side 2
1. Mat Mathews - I Never Knew
2. Mat Mathews - Flamingo
3. The Mat Mathews Quartet - Windmill Blues
Accordion – Mathews
Bass – Ernie Furtado
Drums – Johnny Cressi
Piano – Hank Jones

4. Don Elliott - Dancing In The Dark
5. Don Elliott - I Love You
6. Don Elliott Quartet - 'S Wonderful
Bass – Ernie Furtado
Drums – Al Beldini
Mellophone, Bongos, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Elliott
Piano – Bill Evans
 

Duke Jordan Trio - Two Loves (1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:27 | Size: 164.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Subway Inn 08:12
2.My Old Flame 08:46
3.Blue Monk 05:15
4.Two Loves 03:06
5.No Problem 07:10
6.Glad I Met Pat 05:04
7.Here's That Rainy Day 01:56
8.Green Dolphin Street 08:06
9.Embraceable You 07:16
10.Wait and See 02:45
11.I'll Remember April 05:35
12.Lady Dingbat 04:09
13.Jordu 05:20

Recorded November 25, 1973 and December 2, 1973 (2, 10 & 11).

Piano – Duke Jordan
Bass – Mads Vinding
Drums – Ed Thigpen
 
The companion piece to Flight to Denmark, Duke Jordan's Two Loves was compiled from the same two recording dates in late 1973. Although he had built a solid resume working with Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, and Oscar Pettiford, he fell into obscurity during the early '60s, leaving the jazz scene to spend over five years driving a cab in New York. In 1973, the pianist was invited to tour Denmark and, not having recorded since 1962, Jordan began doing sessions for SteepleChase records. These dates were the first products of what was to become a prolific relationship with the Danish label. Joined by drummer Ed Thigpen (Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Ella Fitzgerald) and Danish bassist Mads Vinding, Jordan performs five original compositions, three standards, and Thelonious Monk's "Blue Monk." Jordan's style is perhaps the most subdued of the first generation bebop pianists; his touch is gentle, his chords are simply constructed, and his preference for medium tempos is evident. Though not the most flashy of beboppers, Jordan is quite an excellent composer. (His "Jordu" remains a favorite of many contemporary players.) The bluesy original "Subway Inn" is reminiscent of Bobby Timmons' popular "Moanin'" with its call and response motif. Best on this date, though, is the bittersweet title track, "Two Loves," which Jordan performs on solo piano. The harmonic inspiration of Tadd Dameron and John Coltrane can be felt in this composition. Overall, an enjoyable session despite a piano with less than perfect intonation and an unfortunately dry drum sound.
Lee Bloom, AMG
 

Buddy Tate - The Texas Twister (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:11 | Size: 102.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Texas Twister (Paul Quinichette, Buddy Tate) (4:25)
02. Talk Of The Town (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) (6:35)
03. Take Me Back Baby (Part 1) (Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing) (3:52)
04. Take Me Back Baby (Part 2) (Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing) (4:50)
05. Chicago (Fred Fisher) (7:02)
06. Boogie Woogie (Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Pinetop Smith) (3:53)
07. Topsy (Edgar Battle, Eddie Durham) (6:12)
08. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) (7:06)

Personnel:
Buddy Tate - tenor sax, clarinet, vocal;
Cliff Smalls - piano;
Paul Quinichette - tenor saxophone;
Major Holley - bass;
Jackie Williams - drums.


Recorded In National Recording Studios, New York, February 21, 1975.

Label: New World Records ‎– NW 352-2 (US 1987)
 

Astrud Gilberto With Stanley Turrentine - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:39 | Size: 100.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Wanting Things
2. Brazilian Tapestry
3. To A Flame (Instrumental)
4. Solo El Fin (For All We Know)
5. Zazueira
6. Ponteio
7. Traveling Light
8. Vera Cruz (Instrumental)
9. Historia De Amor (Love Story)
10. When There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart)
11. Just Be You
12. Puppy Song
13. Polytechnical High
 
Label - Sony BMG / CTI Records

Astrud Gilberto, vocal
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Eumir Deodato, electric piano, arranger and conductor
Ron Carter, bass
Airto Moreira, percussion
 
This little gem is probably the most underrated album in the discography of both Astrud Gilberto and Stanley Turrentine. An unwanted child of an uneven pair, to be precise. The widely known fact is that Astrud disliked the cooperation with Creed Taylor from the very beginning and she tried to cancel the session. She didn't even meet Turrentine (who actually plays only on four songs here) and she left NYC right after the recording without saying goodbye. What's left is 13 beautiful songs arranged by Deodato to absolute perfection and recorded by top-notch
players like Hubert Laws, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Dom Um Romão, Airto Moreira and Sivuca.
Brazilian Tapestry, Zazueira, Vera Cruz and Ponteio have even become CTI's greatest hits. My personal favourite is Burt Bacharach's Wanting Things, just because her voice is so cool..
 

Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:34 | Size: 89.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Backwater Blues 2:42
2 Trouble in Mind 3:26
3 Nobody Knows You When ... 5:55
4 Careless Love 2:36
5 How Long Blues 5:01
6 Blues in Thirds 5:16
7 When Things Go Wrong [#] 5:06
8 Goin' Down Slow 4:26
9 Court House Blues 3:41
10 See See Rider 4:43
11 Make Me a Pallet on the Floor 3:26
12 St. James Infirmary 4:22
 
Label - Steeplechase

Archie Shepp - tenor & Soprano sax
Horace Parlan - panio
 


Albert Ayler Quartet - Copenhagen Live (1964)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:36 | Size: 99.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Spirits,1 8:45
2 Vibrations 8:14
3 Saints 8:59
4 Mothers 7:41
5 Children 8:38
6 Spirits,2 1:18

Tenor Sax, Composed By Albert Ayler
Cornet – Don Cherry
Double Bass – Gary Peacock
Drums – Sunny Murray


Recorded live at Club Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 3, 1964

2017 hatOLOGY 665 Switzerland CD

Style: Free Jazz

This awaited release complements Albert Ayler’s European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 released by Hat Hut last year. Also, suitably titled Copenhagen Tapes it contains 45 minutes of an emotionally ferocious - sax and trumpet crying in a way that has rarely been heard - performance at Club Montmartre, September 3, 1964, the long out-of-print live set that complements those 20 minutes recorded in the studio of the Danish radio on the 10th September 1964.
 

2017/09/15

VA - Traditional Jazz-Studio Nr. 3 (1963-1965)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:34 | Size: 419.61 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. New Orleans Stompers - Original Dixieland One-Step

Banjo – Bogdan Ignatowski
Bass – Janusz Kozłowski
Clarinet – Włodzimierz Kruszyński
Drums – Mieczysław Wadecki
Trombone – Dymitr Markiewicz
Trumpet – Hendryk Majewski
Written-By – Nick LaRocca 2:30
2. Traditional Jazz Studio - Höchste Zeit
Banjo – Evžen Richter
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Conductor – Pavel Smetáček
Cornet – Luboš Zajíček
Drums – Václav Mazáček
Piano – Antonín Bílý
Saxophone [Soprane, Tenor], Written-By – Hanus Berka
Trombone – Jaroslav Fuksa
Trumpet – Jiří Pechar
Tuba – Ivan Smetáček 3:32
3. New Orleans Stompers - Margie
Banjo – Bogdan Ignatowski
Bass – Juliusz Sandecki
Clarinet – Włodzimierz Kruszyński
Drums – Mieczysław Wadecki
Trombone – Dymitr Markiewicz
Trumpet – Hendryk Majewski
Vocals – Jeanne Johnston
Written By – Benny Davis, Con Conrad, J. R. Robinson
2:17
4. Traditional Jazz Studio - Querkopf Budulinek
Written-By – Antonin Bilý 2:36
5. New Orleans Stompers - Francoise
Written-By – Zygmunt Karasinski 2:28
6. Traditional Jazz Studio - Long, Deep And Wide
Written-By – Waller 3:14
7. New Orleans Stompers - Kompromiß
Banjo – Bogdan Ignatowski
Bass – Juliusz Sandecki
Clarinet, Written-By – Włodzimierz Kruszyński
Drums – Mieczysław Wadecki
Trombone – Dymitr Markiewicz
Trumpet – Hendryk Majewski 2:46

Side 2
1. New Orleans Stompers - South Rampart Street Parade

Written By – Haggart/Bauduc/Crosby 2:56
2. Traditional Jazz Studio - September Stomp
Written-By – Pavel Smetacek 3:58
3. New Orleans Stompers - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Written By – Fields/McHugh 2:22
4. Traditional Jazz Studio - Copenhagen
Written By – Davis/Melrose 2:46
5. New Orleans Stompers - Blues Für Robert
Written-By – Henryk Majewski 2:22
6. Traditional Jazz Studio - Glücklicher Augenblick
Written-By – Antonin Bilý 2:44
7. New Orleans Stompers - Zimmer 410
Written-By – Dymitr Markiewicz 2:30

1 - rec. 25.10.1963, Berlin
2 - rec. 29.12.1965, Berlin
3 - rec. 28.04.1964, Berlin
4 - rec. 28.12.1965, Berlin
5 - rec. 24.10.1963, Berlin
6 - rec. 28.12.1965, Berlin
7 - rec. 27.04.1964, Berlin
 

Mario Schiano Con Antonello Salis - Old Fashioned (1978)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:23 | Size: 206.84 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
1. I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You 2:35
2. When You’re Smiling 1:10
3. All The Things You Are 7:30
4. Embraceable You 2:20
5. Out Of Nowhere 1:27
6. All Of Me 1:55

Side B
1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 1:20
2. Lover Man 5:48
3. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 3:05
4. I Only Have Eyes For You 2:08
5. Bye Bye Blackbird 4:40

Recorded at Junior Studio, In Rome June 5, 1978

Mario Schiano, alto sax
Antonello Salis, piano
 

Kimiko Kasai - This Is My Love (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:08 | Size: 122.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Use Me
2. Come Rain Or Come Shine
3. Happy Together
4. The Good Life
5. Love For Sale
6. Autumn Leaves
7. The Lamp Is Low
8. And Roses And Roses
9. I Wish I Could Walk Away
10. Little Things
 
Label - CBS/Sony

Bob Crankshaw on bass
Allan Schwartzberg and Billy Lavangna on drums
Cornell Dupree, Jerry Friedman and Joe Beck on guitar
Bobby Scott on keyboards
Lee Konitz, Al John and Stan Getz on saxophone
plus Bobby Scott on additional vocals
 

Kenny Drew Trio - Dark Beauty (1974)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:17 | Size: 157.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Run Away
2. Dark Beauty
3. Summer Night
4. All Blues
5. A Felicidade
6. It Could Happen to You
7. Love Letters
8. Silk Bossa
9. Blues Inn
10. In Your Own Sweet Way
11. A Stranger in Paradise

Recorded at "Rosenborg Studie", Copenhagen
May 21 & 22, 1974

SteepleChase ‎– SCS-1016

Piano – Kenny Drew
Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Drums – Albert "Tootie" Heath
 

Joe Henderson - More From An Evening With J. Henderson (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:47 | Size: 69.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Visa (10:00)
02. Rue Chaptal (8:00)
03. All The Thing You Are (13:48)

Live Genova Jazz Festival, Italy 1987

Joe Henderson - tenor sax
Charlie Haden - bass
Al Foster - drums
 

Joe Henderson - An Evening with Joe Henderson (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:08 | Size: 104.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Ask Me Now (14:23)
2. Serenity (8:43)
3. Beatrice (10:44)
4. Invitation (13:20)
 
'Genova Jazz Festival', Villa Imperiale, Genoa, Italy, July 9, 1987.

Joe Henderson - sax;
Charlie Haden - bass;
Al Foster - drums.
 

Jeffree - Jeffree (1979)


Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 35:27 | Size: 78.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Mr. Fix-It
2. I Can’t Help It Baby
3. Better Wake Up Girl
4. One Last Chance
5. All My Loving (Was Made For You)
6. Take My Love
7. Love’s Gonna Last

Backing Vocals – Debbie Tibbs, Frank Ingram, Jeffree, Zachary Perry
Drums – Larry Tolbert, Ed Greene ,Quentin Denard
Guitar – Dave Pruitt, Melvin Ragin, Robert White, Trey Stone III, William "Marvel Smith
Keyboards – Jeffree, Walter Downing, Terrance Harrison, Zachary Perry
Percussion – Leslie Bass, Barbara Huby, Quentin Denard
Bass – Mark Kenole, Chuck Boyd
Handclaps – Dave Pruitt, Dennis Perry, Frank Ingram, Zachary Perry


Label: MCA Records
 

Jack McDuff & Big Band Of Benny Golson - Dynamic Jack McDuff (1964)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:13 | Size: 100.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Carpetbaggers (3:14)
02. You Better Love Me (4:34)
03. Once In A Lifetime (5:31)
04. The Pink Panther (5:15)
05. Rail Head (6:07)
06. What's New (7:20)
07. Bossa Nova West (5:50)

Label: Prestige PR 7323

Jack McDuff - organ
Red Holloway - tenor sax
George Benson - guitar
Joe Dukes - drums
Benny Golson orchestra
 

Art Farmer - In Europe (1970)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:59 | Size: 138.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Concord (9:27)
02. Overnight (15:19)
03. Re-Entry (10:16)
04. Concourse (14:10)
05. Rainmaker (10:46)

Live At Domicile, Munich 1970

Art Farmer - trumpet
Fritz Pauer - piano
Peter Marshall - bass
Erich Bachtragl - drums
 

Archie Shepp & Chet Baker Quintet - In Memory Of (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:42 | Size: 153.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 - Dedication To Bessie Smith's Blues
02 - My Foolish Heart
03 - Confirmation
04 - When Lights Are Low
05 - How Deep Is The Ocean
06 - Old Devil Moon
07 - My Idea
 
Label - L+R Records
First and Last Meeting In Frankfurt and Paris 1988

Chet Baker - Trumpet & Vocal
Archie Shepp - Sax. Tenor & Vocal
Horace Parlan - Piano
Herman Wright – Double Bass
Clifford Jarvis - Drums
 

Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:33 | Size: 82.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. From The Heart (Charles) 3:39
2. I've Got News For You (Alfred) 4:32
3. Moanin' (Timmons) 3:21
4. Let's Go (Charles) 2:43
5. One Mint Julep (Toombs) 3:09
6. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Jacobs, Razaf, Weldon) 3:46
7. Stompin' Room Only (Marks) 3:48
8. Mister C. (Charles) 4:33
9. Strike Up The Band (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:39
10. Birth Of The Blues (Brown, DeSylva, Henderson) 5:16
 
Label - Impulse!/ Rhino / Wea
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, late in 1960

John Frosk, Phil Guilbeau, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder - trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Keg Johnson, George Matthews - trombone
George Dorsey, Earl Warren – alto sax
Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell – tenor sax
Haywood Henry – baritone sax
Ray Charles - vocal, organ
Sam Herman - guitar
Joe Benjamin - bass
Roy Haynes - drums
Quincy Jones, Ralph Burns - arranger
 
One of the best early-'60s examples of soul/jazz crossover, this record, like several of his dates from the period, featured big-band arrangements (played by the Count Basie band). This fared better than some of Charles' similar outings, however, if only because it muted some of his straight pop aspirations in favor of some pretty mean and lean, cut-to-the-heart-of-the-matter B-3 Hammond organ licks. Most of the album is instrumental and swings pretty vivaciously, although Charles does take a couple of vocals with "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" and "I've Got News for You." Yet one of those instrumentals, a cover of the Clovers' "One Mint Julep," would give Charles one of his most unpredictable (and best) early-'60s hits.
 

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:33 | Size: 123.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Stairway to the stars (3:58)
2. The late late blues (9:35)
3. Bags and trane (7:23)
4. Three little words (7:27)
5. The night we called a day (4:19)
6. Be-bop (7:57)
7. Blues legacy (9:00)
8. Centerpiece (7:05)
 
Label - Atlantic Records

John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Milt Jackson - vibraphone
Hank Jones - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Connie Kay - drums
 

Marcus Roberts - The Truth Is Spoken Here (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53.20 | Size: 117.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Arrival (9:25)
2. Blue Monk (4:26)
3. Maurella (6:55)
4. Single Petal Of A Rose (3:45)
5. Country By Choice (8:02)
6. The Truth Is Spoken Here (5:00)
7. In A Mellow Tone (7:15)
8. Nothin' But The Blues (8:05)

RCA Studio, New York 1988

Marcus Roberts - piano
Charlie Rouse - tenor sax (5, 7, 8)
Todd Williams - tenor sax (3 & 6)
Wynton Marsalis - trumpet
Reginald Veal - bass
Elvin Jones - drums
 

Eddie Baccus - Feel Real (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:32 | Size: 91.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Feel Real
2. Out of Nowhere
3. Stranger on the Shore
4. Blues at Dawn
5. A Breath in the Wind
6. Flight 464
7. Phoebe
8. In a Minor Groove
 
Label - Smash (Japan)

Roland Kirk - alto flute
Eddie Baccus - organ
Mose Fowler - guitar
George Cook, Charles Crosby - drums
 

2017/09/13

Tony Barra & Quintette - Red, White & The Blues (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:02 | Size: 71.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Red, White And The Blues
A2. Schroeder
A3. The O S
A4. Narcissus
A5. Sticks And Stones
A6. Monaco

Side B
B1. Straight Ahead
B2. Nannette
B3. Snoopy
B4. To A Wild Rose
B5. Adelita

Suffice to say that along with the tipsy, slightly threatening, looking woman(?) on the cover, the music is nice, non-threatening, Jazz. Sure it's probably considered white bread & mayonnaise to some Jazzistas out there but we've heard worse from so-called 'serious' Jazz folks.
One note regarding the last song, Adelita. It's warped but the rest of the vinyl is fine. We thought about leaving it out but then realized some people may never have heard a warped record in their life.

Label - Fortuna

Tony Barra - Trumpet
Ted Auletta - Piano
Joe Puma - Guitar
Tom Barker - Bass
Gary Chester - Drums
Arranged By – Scott R. Mills

Mose Allison - V-8 Ford Blues (1959-1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:21 | Size: 85.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. V-8 Ford Blues
02. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
03. Baby, Please Don't Go
04. Hey, Good Lookin'
05. I Love The Life I Live
06. I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
07. Back On The Corner
08. Life Is Suicide
09. 'deed I Do
10. Ask Me Nice
11. You're A Sweatheart
12. Mad With You
13. High Jinks
14. So Rare
15. The Hills

Vocals, Piano – Mose Allison
Bass – Aaron Bell (tracks: 1,2,4,7,8,9), Addison Farmer (tracks: 3,9,12), Henry Grimes (tracks: 5,6,11)
Drums – Jerry Segal (tracks: 3, 9, 12), Osie Johnson (tracks: 1,2,4,7,9,10), Paul Motian (tracks: 5,6,11)


Recorded in NYC in 1959, 1960 & 1961
 
Besides cool playing and his uniquely smoky singing, Mose has great taste in material. "Hey Good Lookin'" fits right in with revisited versions of "I Love the Life I Live," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Baby Please Don't Go," complete with what the singer himself calls his distinctive "involuntary groan" during the piano solo. Teo Macero's intimate production makes it feel like you're right there in the studio. This album was released with two others in a delightful 1994 collection called High Jinks.
 

Merl Saunders - Fire Up (1973)


Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 39:10 | Size: 84.67 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. After Midnight
2. Expressway (To Your Heart)
3. Charisma (She's Got)
4. Soul Roach
5. Chock-Lite Puddin'
6. Benedict Rides
7. The System
8. Lonely Avenue
 
Funky stuff from organist Merl Saunders. Some instrumental tracks, some with vocals.
Really nice funky music with some blues and jazz elements.

Label - Fantasy

Merl Saunders - keyboards and vocals
Jerry Garcia - guitar and vocals
Tom Fogerty, Mike Howell - rhythm guitar
John Kahn or Chuck Rainey - bass
Bill Vitt, Christopher Parker, Bill Kruetzman or Gaylord Birch - drums
Bill Sommers and Ken Nash on percussion
and
Walter Hawkins - vocals
 

Dexter Gordon - Gotham City (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:01 | Size: 129.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Hi Fly
2. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
3. The Blues Walk (Loose Walk)
4. Gotham City
5. A Conversation With Dexter Gordon
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Long Version)

Dexter Gordon - tenor sax
Woody Shawt- trumpet
George Benson - guitar
Cedar Walton - piano
Percy Heath - bass
Art Blakey - drums


Recorded At CBS Studios, New York,
August 11-12, 1980

1981 Columbia JC 36853 LP, Album
2011 Sony Music Entertainment

Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was still in pretty good form at the time of this later recording. The veteran great is joined by an all-star rhythm section (pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Art Blakey) along with guest appearances from trumpeter Woody Shaw and guitarist George Benson. Although this boppish set is rather brief, just four songs (3 additional tracks were added on the CD reissue), the quality of the solos is quite high.
 

Bill Evans - Another Time The Hilversum Concert (1968)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:10 | Size: 108.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. You Are Gonna Hear from Me
02. Very Early
03. Who Can I Turn To?
04. Alfie
05. Embraceable You
06. Emily
07. Nardis
08. Turn Out the Starsç
09. Five

A rare, never-before-issued recording of the legendary Bill Evans trio featuring Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums captured live at the NRU (Netherlands Radio Union) Studios in Hilversum on June 22, 1968. This is only the third known recording in existence of this particular trio, who only performed together as a trio for a 6-month period in 1968, and was originally recorded and broadcast on the radio program Jazz in Actie by Dutch producer Joop de Roo. This is possibly the best sounding live recording of Bill Evans found to date, captured with the then state of the art equipment of the NRU, and kept in pristine condition over the years.

Bill Evans, piano
Eddie Gomez, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums


Live at the Netherlands Radio Union (NRU) VARA Studio 8 in Hilversum on June 22, 1968
 

The Heath Brothers - Brothers & Others (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:34 | Size: 82.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Keep Love Alive
2. Sleeves
3. Islandized
4. Longravity
5. Nice People
6. Prelude To A Kiss
7. Hi-Fly
 
Label - Antilles.

Jimmy Heath - sax
Stanley Cowell - piano
Percy Heath - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums
Slide Hampton - trombone
Joe Kennedy Jr. - violin
Production by Orrin Keepnews and the brothers
 

Stan Getz - The Song Is You (1969)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:12 | Size: 132.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Song Is You (5:51)
2. O Grande Amor (6:02)
3. For Jane (3:22)
4. Dane's Chant (7:36)
5. Major General (6:32)
6. Folk Tune For Bass (5:10)
7. Tonight I Shall Sleep / Desafinado (13:08)
8. All The Thing You Are (6:50)
9. Summer Night (3:42)
10. One Note Samba (1:58)

Live In Concert 1969

Stan Getz - tenor sax
Stanley Cowell - piano
Miroslav Vitous - bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
 

Pat Metheny, Dave Brubeck, B.B. King - Move To The Groove (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:01 | Size: 104.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck - Introduction 0:49
2. Pat Metheny & Heath Brothers - Move To The Groove 7:25
3. Dave Brubeck Quarter - Lover Man 7:30
4. Dave Brubeck Quarter - Blue Rondo 7:20
5. Dave Brubeck Quarter - Ol' Bill Basie 6:48
6. B.B. King & His Orchestra - The Thrill Is Gone 5:13
7. B. King & His Orchestra - Guess Who 6:00
8. B.B. King & His Orchestra - Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss 6:19
 
Label - Jazz World

Pat Metheny
Dave Brubeck
B.B. King
The Heath Brothers was a jazz group formed in 1975 by brothers:
Jimmy - saxophones
Percy - bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums
and
Stanley Cowell - piano
Tony Purrone - guitar
and
Jimmy's son Mtume - percussion, joined the group later
 

John Abercrombie - Timeless (1974)


Genre: Jazz Rock / Fusion | Total Time: 43:34 | Size: 121.09 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Lungs
2. Love Song
3. Ralph`s Piano Waltz
4. Red And Orange
5. Remembering
6. Timeless

Recorded June 21, 22, 1974 at Generation Sound Studios, New York

ECM Records ‎– ECM 1047 ST

John Abercrombie (Guitar); Jan Hammer (Organ, Synthesizer, Piano); Jack DeJohnette (Drums).
 

Hope Clayton - Introducing Hope Clayton (1986)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:13 | Size: 140.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. That Old Devil Moon
2. Body And Soul
3. I Won't Dance
4. Little Girl Blue
5. New York State Of Mind
6. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7. 'round Midnight
8. Bye Bye Blackbird
9. My Funny Valentine
10. How Long Has This Been Going On'
11. Somewhere
12. Them There Eyes
13. A Foggy Day
14. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
15. All The Things You Are
16. How Insensitive
17. Secret Love

An irresistible invitation to the fresh and vibrant sounds and interpretations of a masterful vocalist. Genres are mixed, artfully displaying Hope Clayton's singular spark of creativity and complimented by equally astute bass and piano. Her voice is like a clear stream while full of subtlety and depth. I love the moments of exquisitely exposed bass-only accompaniment in "That Old Devil Moon". Her flirtatious and flouncy "I Won't Dance". The originality of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind", then her gut-wrenching delivery of" 'Round Midnight", which plummets us darkly down to the place where despair and loss reside. Full of nuance, range, and love of the craft, this CD satisfies in every way.