2017/10/17

Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contemporary (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:50 | Size: 145.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. A Waltz
2. Monk's Mood
3. In Your Own Sweet Way
4. Horn Salute
5. Tonica
6. This Love of Mine
7. Sign Off
8. A Waltz
9. Monk's Mood
10. This Love of Mine
 
Personnel: Trumpet – Kenny Dorham; Baritone Saxophone – Charles Davis; Bass – Butch Warren, Jimmy Garrison; Drums – Buddy Enlow; Piano – Steve Kuhn
 
Originally on the Time label, this LP features the excellent (but always underrated) trumpeter Kenny Dorham heading a quintet that also includes baritonist Charles Davis, pianist Steve Kuhn, either Jimmy Garrison or Butch Warren on bass, and drummer Buddy Enlow. The results are not quite essential but everyone plays up to par, performing three of Dorham's originals plus "In Your Own Sweet Way," "Monk's Mood," and "This Love of Mine." It's fine hard bop, the modern mainstream music of the period.
 

Oscar Pettiford - Chronogical Classics (1954-1955)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:14 | Size: 187.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. E Lag (Mulligan) 2:32
02. Rhumblues (Feather) 4:26
03. Sextette (Mulligan) 2:53
04. Edge of Love (Goode, Baker, Ables) 2:20
05. Cable Car (Pettiford) 2:17
06. Trictatism (Pettiford) 2:36
07. Rides Again (Pettiford) 2:29
08. The Golden Touch (Jones) 2:22
09. Jack the Bear (Ellington) 3:14
10. Tamalpais (Pettiford) 3:32
11. Chuckles (Terry) 2:41
12. Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills, Bigard) 2:55
13. Time on My Hands (Youmans, Adamson, Gordon) 3:09
14. Swing Until the Girls Come Home (Pettiford) 3:53
15. Titoro (Taylor) 3:19
16. Scorpio (Williams) 3:43
17. Oscalypso (Pettiford) 2:05
18. Another One (Jones) 4:08
19. Bohemia After Dark (Pettiford) 5:32
20. Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:29 [p & b only]
21. Don't Squawk (Pettiford) 4:14
22. Minor Seventh Heaven (Johnson) 3:55
23. Kamman A-Coming (Pettiford) 5:07

Oscar Pettiford, Donald Byrd, Duke Jordan, Clark Terry, Kai Winding, Henri Renaud, Charlie Rouse, Jimmy Hamilton, Gigi Gryce...
 

Fats Navarro - Chronogical Classics (1947-1949)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:39 | Size: 101.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Fat Girl (2:21)
02. Ice Freezes Red (2:42)
03. Eb-Bop (2:25)
04. Goin' To Mintons (2:53)
05. Sweet Georgia Brown - Part 1 (2:34)
06. Sweet Georgia Brown - Part 2 (2:21)
07. Sweet Georgia Brown - Part 3 (2:45)
08. High On An Open Mike - Part 1 (2:59)
09. High On An Open Mike - Part 2 (2:56)
10. High On An Open Mike - Part 3 (2:25)
11. Nostalgia (2:45)
12. Barrys Bop (2:40)
13. Be Bop Romp (2:38)
14. Fats Blows (2:51)
15. Guilty (3:05)
16. Yardbird Suite (2:35)
17. Stranger In Town (3:04)
18. As Time Goes By (3:08)
19. Move (2:36)
20. Wailing Wall (3:57)
21. Go (3:29)
22. Infatuation (3:39)
23. Stop (4:04)

Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Art Blakey, Leo Parker, Charlie Ventura, Max Roach, Alan Eager, Don Lanphere, Linton Garner...
 

Don Byas - Chronogical Classics (1946)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:15 | Size: 129.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I Don't Know Why (3:01)
02. London Donnie (Danny Boy) (2:52)
03. Old Folks (3:04)
04. Cherokee (3:02)
05. September In The Rain (2:59)
06. Living My LIfe (2:44)
07. To Each His Own (2:57)
08. They Say It's Wonderful (2:24)
09. Cynthia's In Love (2:47)
10. September Song (2:54)
11. St. Louis Blues (3:00)
12. I've Found A New Baby (2:40)
13. Marie (2:56)
14. You Go To My Head (2:53)
15. Don't You Know I Care (2:53)
16. Gloomy Sunday (3:07)
17. More Than A Mood (2:54)
18. Working Eyes (2:58)
19. Gloria (3:07)
20. Peanut Butter Blues (2:52)
21. The Mohawk Special (3:20)

Don Byas, Billy Taylor, Tyree Glenn, Peanuts Holland, Sanford Gold, Max Roach, Leonard Gaskin, Teddy Brannon...
 

2017/10/16

Coleman Hawkins & Kenny Clarke - Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 13: Lausanne (1949)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:07 | Size: 158.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Robbins' Nest
02 Rifftide
03 It's The Talk Of The Town
04 The Man I love
05 Hawk's Blues
06 Stuffy
07 Disorder At The Border
08 Sophisticated lady
09 Sweet Georgia Brown
10 Body And Soul
11 Assy Panassy
12 Ornithology

Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
Herbert Fol (alto saxophone)
James Moody (tenor saxophone)
Nat Peck (trombone)
Jean-Paul Mangeon (piano)
Pierre Michelot (bass)
Kenny Clarke (drums)


Recorded live at Maison De Peuple, Lausanne, Switzerland on December 3, 1949
 

Coleman Hawkins - In A Mellow Tone (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:00 | Size: 117.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 You Blew Out the Flame in My Heart (Hodges, Drake, Shirl)
02 I Want to Be Loved (Churchill)
03 In a Mellow Tone (Ellington, Gabler)
04 Greensleeves (Traditional)
05 Through for the Night (Young)
06 Until the Real Thing Comes Along (Cahn, Chaplin, Holiner, Nichols, Freeman)
07 The Sweetest Sounds (Rodgers)
08 Then I'll Be Tired of You (Harburg, Schwartz)
09 Jammin' in Swingville [bonus track] (Hamilton)

Ray Bryant (Piano)
Ron Carter (Bass)
Tommy Flanagan (Piano)
Red Garland (Piano)
Tiny Grimes (Guitar)
Claude Hopkins (Piano)
Joe Newman (Trumpet)
Doug Watkins (Bass)
Charlie Shavers (Trumpet)
Billy Gene English (Drums)
Major Holley (Bass)
Charles Wright (Drums)
Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Sax)
George Duvivier (Bass)
Kenny Burrell (Guitar)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (Tenor Sax)
Vic Dickenson (Trombone)
Jimmy Hamilton (Clarinet)
J.C. Higginbotham (Trombone)
Hilton Jefferson (Alto Sax)
Gus Johnson (Drums)
Osie Johnson (Drums)
Eddie Locke (Drums)
Wendell Marshall (Bass)
Joe Thomas (Trumpet)


Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on November 7, 1958 and April 3, 1959

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between August 12, 1959 and March 30, 1962
 

Coleman Hawkins - Body And Soul (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:31 | Size: 135.91 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Meet Doctor Foo
02. Fine Dinner
03. She's Funny That Way
04. Body and Soul
05. When Day Is Done
06. The Sheik of Araby
07. My Blue Heaven
08. Bouncing With Bean
09. Say It Isn't So
10. Spotlite
11. April in Paris
12. How Strange
13. Half Step Down, Please
14. Angel Face
15. There Will Never Be Another You
16. The Bean Stalks Again
17. Body and Soul (1995 Remastered)
18. I Love Paris
19. Under Paris Skies

Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Thelma Carpenter (vocals); Chuck Wayne, Lawrence Lucie, Mary Osborne, Barry Galbraith (guitar); Paul Gershman (violin, bells); Leo Kruczek, Dave Sarser, Cy Miroff, Al Rudnitsky, Stan Kraft, David L. Newman , Tosha Samaroff, Arnold Eidus, Max Cahn, Max Hollander, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Isadore Zir (viola); Bernard Greenhouse, Eddie Sodero, Alan Schulman, George Ricci (cello); Sid Jekowsky (flute, clarinet); Julius Baker (flute); Danny Polo (clarinet); Phil Bodner (oboe); Hal McKusick, Raymond Beckenstein, Al Cohn, Al Young, Sam Marowitz, Sol Schlinger, Zoot Sims, Romeo Penque (reeds); Pete Brown, Eustis Moore, Jackie Fields, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone); Nick Travis (tenor saxophone, trumpet); Fats Navarro, Allen Eager (tenor saxophone); Marion Deveta (baritone saxophone); Ernie Royal, Tommy Lindsay, Lou Oles, Joe Guy, Benny Carter , Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); James Buffington (French horn); Fred Ohms, Tommy Mitchell , Chauncey Welsh, J.C. Higginbotham, J.J. Johnson , Jack Satterfield, Earl Hardy, Urbie Green (trombone); Gene Rodgers, Hank Jones , Jimmy Jones (piano); Marty Wilson (vibraphone); Arthur Herbert, Max Roach, Osie Johnson, Shelly Manne, Walter Johnson (drums); Phil Kraus (bells).

Recording information: RCA Studios, N.Y., NY (10/11/1939-07/09/1956).
 

Kenny G - Live (1989)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:17 | Size: 168.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Going Home (Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff) (5:33)
02. Sade (Kenny G) (5:48)
03. Silhouette (Kenny G) (9:12)
04. Midnight Motion (Kenny G) (8:23)
05. Нome (Kenny G) (5:16)
06. Don't Make Me Wait For Love (feat. Michael Bolton) (Narada Michael Walden, Preston Glass, Walter Afanasieff) (7:13)
07. I've Been Missin' You (Kashif, Kenny G) (4:18)
08. Esther (Kenny G, Lloyd Pianka) (5:39)
09. Tribeca (Kashif, Kenny G, Wayne Brathwaite) (6:46)
10. Songbird (Kenny G) (10:38)
11. Uncle Al (Kenny G, Lou Pardini) (4:35)

Personnel:
Kenny G - Alto and Tenor saxophone;
Robert Danford - Keyboards;
John Raymond - Guitar;
Vail Johnson - Bass;
Paulinho Da Costa (track: 11) - Percussion;
Bruce Carter, Rayford Griffin (track: 11) - Drums.
Michael Bolton (track: 6) - Vocal.


Recorded live at Opera House, Seattle, WA, August 26, 1989 - September 29, 1989.
 

Ernie Henry - Last Chorus (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:16 | Size: 104.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Beauty and The Blues
3. All The Things You Are
4. Melba’s Tune
5. S’Posin’
6. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
7. Like Someone In Love
8. Cleo’s Chant

Recorded between 1956 (# 6,8) & 1957 at Reeves Sound Studios, New York.

Ernie Henry - alto sax;
Sonny Rollins(6), Benny Golson(1,2,4) - tenor sax;
Cecil Payne - baritone sax(1,2,4);
Kenny Dorham(5,8), Lee Morgan(1-4) - trumpet;
Melba Liston - trombone(1,2,4);
Kenny Drew(8), Thelonious Monk(6), Wynton Kelly - piano;
Paul Chanbers(1-4), Eddie Mathias(5),Oscar Pettiford(6),Wilbur Ware(7,8) - bass;
Max Roach(6), Philly Joe Jones(1-4,7), Art Taylor(8), Wilbert G.T. Hogan(5) - drums.
 

Art Taylor - A.T.'s Delight (1960)


Genre: Jazz / Hard Bop | Total Time: 36:36 | Size: 90.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Syeeda's Song Flute (John Coltrane) (6:34)
02. Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk) (6:51)
03. Move (Denzil Best) (5:47)
04. High Seas (Kenny Dorham) (6:47)
05. Cookoo And Fungi (Art Taylor) (5:31)
06. Blue Interlude (Kenny Dorham) (5:20)

Personnel:
Art Taylor - drums;
Wynton Kelly - piano;
Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone;
Dave Burns - trumpet;
Paul Chambers - bass;
Carlos "Patato" Valdes - conga;


Recorded on August 6, 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Label: Blue Note – 0946 3 74237 2 1 (EU 2007)
 

2017/10/15

The Leaders Trio - Heaven Dance (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:25 | Size: 116.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Peacemaker (Cecil McBee) (7:39)
2. Unc'a Bubba (Gary Bartz) (6:24)
3. Cecil To Cecil (Cecil McBee) (4:37)
4. This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins) (4:55)
5. Heaven Dance (Kirk Lightsey) (6:37)
6. Little Big John (Cecil McBee) (5:44)
7. Fresh Air (Kirk Lightsey) (7:55)
8. Ode To Wilbur Ware (Don Moye) (6:53)

Sound Ideas Studio, NY. 1988

Kirk Lightsey - piano & flute
Cecil McBee - bass
Famadou Don Moye - drums
 

Pete Malinverni - Emerging Markets (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:18 | Size: 129.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Buffalo: City of No Illusions 7:19
2 Cleveland: By the Lake 8:14
3 Detroit: (Still) Movin' and Groovin' 6:31
4 Pittsburgh: Steel Will 6:48
5 Springfield: Hoop City 6:13
6 Newark: The Eagle Flies 7:44
7 St. Louis: The Gateway 5:38
8 Milwaukee: Hammerin' Hank 7:50

Pete Malinverni (piano); Rich Perry (tenor saxophone); Bruce Harris (trumpet); Victor Lewis (drums).


Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, Ny. (08/19/2014).

2015 Glass Beach Jazz
 
About Pete Malinverni
A native of Niagara Falls, NY, born April 16, 1957, Pete Malinverni's father was a pipe fitter and steam fitter in area chemical plants, and his mother was a housewife; both were very supportive of his musical training. He began classical piano studies with local legend Laura Copia at the age of six, played in the local Pentecostal church and funk/rock bands in high school. In the Niagara Falls school system, he was notably mentored by high school band and choir director-pianist Douglas Monroe, and was instructed privately by jazz musician Ron Corsaro. Upon graduation from high school, he was listening to and collaborating with upstate New York jazz musicians Don Menza, Joe Romano, and Sam Noto; he then attended the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, receiving his undergraduate degree, and earned his Masters from the S.U.N.Y./Purchase Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano and composition with renowned harpsichord master Anthony Newman, the man Wynton Marsalis once claimed was the "high priest of Bach." Continued studies included work with Sophia Rosoff. Malinverni arrived in New York City in 1981, performing with a variety of his own groups, and especially furthering the tradition of piano-bass-drums trio icons that came before him and established this challenging format. Among the bandmates he has performed with and comprising his regular working trio are bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Leroy Williams. In other rhythm sections he has played with Mel Lewis, Vernel Fournier, Ugonna Okegwo, Todd Coolman, and Tom Melito. For larger ensembles, he's worked with Tim Hagans, Rich Perry, Joe Magnarelli, and Ralph Lalama. As a leader, Malinverni has recorded several CDs for the Reservoir label. An instructor in his own right, Malinverni has served on faculties of New York University, William Paterson University, and back at the Purchase Conservatory, now chaired by Coolman, and where he teaches. He has also taught jazz appreciation to non-music majors, and classical ear training. One of his highest honors is the Marc Crawford Jazz Educators Award. Malinverni is also an author and writer apart from music, doing CD liner notes, and contributing to periodicals Piano Stylist and Record Review. As a composer, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Meet the Composer Foundation and contributed works for the Jazz Composers Collective. Since 1993, he has served as music director for the African-American Devoe Street Baptist Church in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. His suites for gospel choir and jazz ensemble played regularly are based on the Psalms of David. He formed the 80-plus member Soul Voices gospel choir at Purchase in 2008, and has prepared a presentation of "The Good Shepherd," a six-movement concerto for choir and orchestra with texts taken from the 23rd Psalm of King David. Malinverni's wife is the jazz vocalist Jody Sandhaus.
 

Pete Malinverni - The Spirit (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:05 | Size: 120.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Projection
2 Bergen Street
3 If Only...
4 Asia Minor
5 This I Dig of You
6 Spirit, The
7 Pescara
8 Why Was I Born?
 
Pete Malinverni (piano); Ralph Lalama (tenor saxophone); Mel Lewis (drums).

Recording information: 08/17/1989.

Label: Saranac
 
Pianist Pete Malinverni is the leader of this quartet date and he wrote all but two of the numbers, yet he is overshadowed to an extent by a pair of his sidemen. Ralph Lalama's tenor solos, which recall both Sonny Rollins and Hank Mobley, generally take honors for their superior form, as the saxman comes up with consistently inventive ideas within the hard bop tradition. And drummer Mel Lewis, who was dying from cancer (he passed away six months later), sounds quite heroic, giving his all to each of the selections and even taking a drum solo on the closing "Why Was I Born?" Due to his health, which found him exhausted, most of the songs were only played once, but the quartet is in top form throughout. Pat O'Leary contributes supportive and swinging lines on bass while Malinverni, who is showcased with the trio on "If Only..." and "Perscara," proves to be an excellent modern mainstream pianist with a sound of his own. Released on a small label and probably very difficult to find, The Spirit is worth searching for. It is an important disc, both historically and musically.
 

Oliver Nelson - Taking Care Of Business (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:49 | Size: 97.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Trane Whistle (Nelson) 9:54
2. Doxy (Rollins) 6:56
3. In Time (Nelson) 5:30
4. Lou’s Good Dues (Nelson) 6:16
5. All the Way (Cahn/VanHeusen) 7:32
6. Groove (Nelson) 6:26
 
Label - Prestige/New Jazz Records/ Fantasy

Oliver Nelson - Alto & Tenor Sax
Johnny “Hammond” Smith - Organ
Lem Winchester - Vibraslap, Vibraphone
George Tucker - Bass
Roy Haynes - Drums
 
Oliver Nelson would gain his greatest fame later in his short life as an arranger/composer but this superior session puts the emphasis on his distinctive tenor and alto playing. In a slightly unusual group (with vibraphonist Lem Winchester, organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, bassist George Tucker and drummer Roy Haynes), Nelson improvises a variety of well-constructed but spontaneous solos; his unaccompanied spots on “All the Way” and his hard-charging playing on the medium-tempo blues “Groove” are two of the many highpoints. Nelson remains a vastly underrated saxophonist and all six performances on this recommended reissue (four of them his originals) are excellent.
 

Bob Florence Big Band - Westlake (1981)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:26 | Size: 102.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Westlake (8:30)
Piano – Bob Florence

02. One Two Three (14:45)
Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter
Saxophone [Soprano] – Ray Pizzi
Saxophone [Tenor] – Pete Christlieb
Trumpet – Warren Luening

03. Carmlo's By The Freeway (7:39)

Saxophone [Tenor] – Bob Cooper
Trumpet – Steve Huffsteter

04. Autumn (6:32)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Pete Christlieb

05. Pumpkinette (7:45)
Piano – Bob Florence
Trombone – Charlie
Trumpet – Steve Huffsteter

Acoustic Bass – Joel DiBartolo
Piano, Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Bob Florence
Drums – Nick Ceroli
Saxophone [Alto & Soprano], Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Flute – Kim Richmond
Saxophone [Alto & Soprano], Flute – Ray Pizzi
Saxophone [Baritone], Clarinet [Bass], Clarinet – Bob Hardaway
Saxophone [Baritone], Clarinet [Contra Bass] – Lee Callett
Saxophone [Tenor], Clarinet – Bob Cooper
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute – Pete Christlieb
Trombone – Charlie Loper, Chauncey Welsch, Herb Harper
Trombone [Bass] – Don Waldrop
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – George Graham, Nelson Hatt, Rick Baptist, Steve Huffsteter, Warren Luening
 

Jay And Kai Trombone Octet - Jai & Kai + 6 (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:00 | Size: 79.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Night In Tunisia
2.Piece For Two Tromboniums
3.Rise 'N Shine
4.All At Once You Love Her
5.No Moon At All
6.Surrey With The Fringe On Top
7.The Peanut Vendor
8.You're My Thrill
9.Jeanne
10.Four Plues Four
11.You Don't Know What Love Is
12.The Continental

J.J Johnson, Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Eddie Bert - trombones
Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Alexander, Bart Varsalone, Tom Mitchell - trombone
Hank Jones - piano
Milt Hinton - bass
Ray Brown - bass
Osie Johnson - drums
Candido Camero - congas, bongos
 

Charlie Parker - At Storyville (1953)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:42 | Size: 95.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Moose The Mooche
2.I'll Walk Alone
3.Ornithology
4.Out Of Nowhere
5.Now's The Time
6.Don't Blame Me
7.Dancing On The Ceiling
8.Cool Blues
9.Groovin' High

Charlie Parker - alto saxophone
Herb Pomeroy - trumpet (5-9)
Red Garland - piano (1-4)
Sir Charles Thompson - piano (5-9)
Billy Griggs - bass (1-4)
Jimmy Woode - bass (5-9)
Roy Haynes - drums (1-4)
Kenny Clarke - drums (5-9)


At Storyville, Boston, Massachusetts, September 22, 1953.
 

Billie Holiday - Solitude (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:55 | Size: 119.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
2. Blue Moon
3. You Go To My Head
4. You Turned The Tables On Me
5. Easy To Love
6. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
7. I Only Have Eyes For You
8. Solitude
9. Everything I Have Is Yours
10. Love For Sale
11. Moonglow
12. Tenderly
13. If The Moon Turns Green (bonus track)
14. Remember (bonus track)
15. Autumn In New York (bonus track, LP Take)
16. Autumn In New York (bonus track, 78 rpm)

Recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1952. Originally issued on a 10" LP as "Billie Holiday Sings" (1952), including tracks 1-8, then on a 12" LP as "Solitude" (1956, Verve) with tracks 1-12.

Billie Holiday – vocals
Charlie Shavers – trumpet
Flip Phillips – tenor saxophone
Oscar Peterson – piano
Ray Brown – double bass
Barney Kessel – guitar
Alvin Stoller – drums
 

2017/10/14

Thad Jones - Greetings & Salutations (1975/1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:01 | Size: 135.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. 61st And Rich'it – 8:15
02. The Waltz You Swang For Me – 7:23
03. Forever Lasting – 6:59
04. Love To One – 4:19
05. Greetings And Salutations" – 13:37

additional bonus tracks on reissues (from 1977 recording session):
06. Mach 2 (Scott) – 4:52
07. Rhoda's Map – 5:04
08. My Centennial – 9:48

Original 1975 recording session (tracks 1~5):
Thad Jones – cornet
Jon Faddis – trumpet
Americo Bellotto – trumpet
Bertil Lövgren – trumpet
Jan Allan – trumpet
Torgny Nilsson – trombone
Lars Olofsson – trombone
Bengt Edwardsson – trombone
Sven Larson – trombone
Lennart Åberg – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Claes Rosendahl – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Erik Nilsson – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Wåge Finer – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Rune Falk – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Håkan Nyquist – French horn
Sven Åke Landström – French horn
Kurt Puke – French horn
Bengt Olsson – French horn
Bo Juhlin – tuba
Rune Gustafsson – guitar
Bengt Hallberg – piano, electric piano
Georg Riedel – bass
Stefan Brolund – electric bass
Egil Johansen – drums
Mel Lewis – drums


Recorded: 1975 June 27, 28 Stockholm, Sweden.

1977 recording session (bonus tracks 6~8):
Thad Jones – cornet
Mel Lewis – drums

...
Al Porcino – trumpet
Arne Domnérus – reeds
Bernt Rosengren – reeds
 

Sonny Stitt - Constellation (1972)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:42 | Size: 90.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Constellation
2.(I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You
3.Webb City
4.By Accident
5.Ray's Idea
6.Casbah
7.It's Magic
8.Topsy

Sonny Stitt(sax);
Barry Harris(piano);
Sam Jones(bass);
Roy Brooks(drums).
 

Sonny Rollins And Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk! (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:11 | Size: 123.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Yesterdays
02. All The Things You Are
03. Summertime
04. Just Friends
05. Lover Man
06. At McKies'
07. You Are My Lucky Star
08. I Could Write a Book
09. There Will Never Be Another You

Personnel:
#1-6:
Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone);
Paul Bley (piano);
Bob Cranshaw (1,2,5), Henry Grimes (bass);
Roy McCurdy (drums).


#7-9:
Tenor Sax Sonny Rollins
Cornet Don Cherry
Bass Henry Grimes
Drums Billy Higgins


Producer George Avakian

#1-6 recorded in NYC, at RCA-Victor Studio "B", on July 15 and 18, 1963
#7-9 (bonus tracks) recorded in NYC, February 20, 1963

Label:
1963 RCA Victor LPM-2712, LSP-2712
1999 RCA Victor CD
2002 Tombstone CD
 
Throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years, Coleman Hawkins consistently maintained a progressive attitude, operating at or near the cutting edge of developments in jazz. If Hawk's versatility came in handy when he backed Abbey Lincoln during Max Roach's 1960 We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, he took on an assignment of challenging dimensions when in 1963 he cut an entire album with Sonny Rollins in the company of pianist Paul Bley, bassists Bob Cranshaw and Henry Grimes, and drummer Roy McCurdy. Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins each virtually defined the tenor saxophone for his respective generation. To hear the two of them interacting freely is a deliciously exciting experience. Hawkins is able to cut loose like never before. Sometimes the two collide, locking horns and wrestling happily without holding back. For this reason one might detect just a whiff of Albert Ayler's good-natured punchiness, particularly in the basement of both horns; such energies were very much in the air during the first half of the 1960s. Rather than comparing this date with the albums Hawkins shared with Ben Webster (1957), Henry "Red" Allen (1957), Pee Wee Russell (1961), or Duke Ellington (1962), one might refer instead to Hawk's wild adventures in Brussels during 1962 (see Stash 538, Dali) or Rollins' recordings from around this time period, particularly his Impulse! East Broadway Run Down album of 1965. Check out how the Hawk interacts with Rollins' drawn-out high-pitched squeaking during the last minute of "Lover Man." On Sonny Meets Hawk!, possibly more than at any other point in his long professional evolution, Hawkins was able to attain heights of unfettered creativity that must have felt bracing, even exhilarating. He obviously relished the opportunity to improvise intuitively in the company of a tenor saxophonist every bit as accomplished, resourceful, and inventive as he was.
 

The New Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live At Montreux (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:07 | Size: 99.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. (It's a) Raggy Waltz (10:00)
2. Brandenburg Gate (10:29)
3. In Your Own Sweet Way (4:30)
4. It Could Happen To You (10:16)
5. God's Love (Made Visible) (6:20)
6. Summer Music (6:00)

Live At Montreux Jazz Festival 1977

Dave Brubeck - piano
Darius Brubeck - synthesizer & keyboards
Chris Brubeck - electric bass & trombone
Dan Brubeck - percussion
 

Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann String Album (1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:47 | Size: 82.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. To Sir, With Love (2:33)
2. Hold Back (Just A Little) (3:00)
3. Sports Car (3:32)
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (4:01)
5. There Is A Mountain (2:02)
6. Flight Of The Bluebird (4:18)
7. Yesterday's Kisses (4:19)
8. Please Send Me Someone To Love (6:06)
9. It Was A Very Good Year (4:34)
10.Gloomy Sunday (4:22)

Rec. In NY. April 1966 & November 1967
Label: Atlantic Records - SD - 1490

Herbie Mann - flute
Clark Terry, Jimmy Owens - trumpet & flugelhorn
Julius Watkins, Dave Ecker - french horn & trombone
Gene Bertoncini, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wally Richardson - guitar
Richard Davis - bass
Gloria Agostini - harp
Bruno Carr, Mel Lewis, Herbie Lovelle, Don McDonald - drums
Ray Barretto, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Phil Kraus - percussion
Ted Sommer, Orestes Vilato - percussion
With Strings Section
 

Hans Koller - Koller Plays Kovac (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:03 | Size: 121.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Thou Swell - 2:10
02. Porsche - 3:34
03. For Gerry - 3:22
04. Indian Summer - 4:45
05. Hood - 4:20
06. April In Paris - 4:40
07. 3 x 2 - 7:25
08. Gone With The Wind - 4:18
09. Iris - 4:12
10. Moonlight In Vermont - 5:39
11. Gershwin: Embraceable You - 5:51
12. Little Concert - 3:44

Hans Koller (ts)
Roland Kovac (p)
Willi Sanner (baritone)
John E. Fisher (bass)
Rudi Sehring (perc)
 

Gerry Mulligan - Butterfly With Hiccups (1964)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:15 | Size: 77.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Butterfly With Hiccups (3:16)
2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (5:03)
3. Theme For Jobim (3:43)
4. Old Devil Moon (4:35)
5. The Ant Hill (7:24)
6. Blues For Lynda (3:39)
7. Line For Lyons (3:15)
8. Crazy Day (4:15)

Rec. September & October 1963 & June 1964

Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax & piano
Bob Brookmeyer - valve trombone
Art Farmer - flugelhorn
Jim Hall - guitar
Bill Crow - bass
Dave Bailey - drums
 

George Otsuka - Page 1 (1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:23 | Size: 129.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Page 1 (Ichikawa)
2. Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)
3. Theme (Ichikawa)
4. Blues for Alice (Parker)
5. It Might as Well Be Spring (Rodgers)
6. Potato Chips (Ichikawa)
7. Theme (Ichikawa)
8. Page 1 (Live from "All Japan Jazz Festival '68") (Ichikawa)

George Otsuka - drums
Hideo Ichikawa - piano
Masaoki Terakawa - bass


Recorded on October 14, 1967.

Keiji "George" Otsuka (born April 6, 1937, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz drummer. Otsuka first began playing professionally with Sadao Watanabe's quartet toward the end of the 1950s. He worked for several years with Hidehiko Matsumoto in the 1960s, then led his own trio with Hideo Ichikawa, in addition to working with Roy Haynes. He was a member of the Four Drums ensemble which did a tour of Japan in 1970; Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and Mel Lewis were the other drummers in this group. Otsuka was frequently tapped as a percussionist for Japanese tours of international musicians in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Richie Beirach, Elvin Jones, Kenny Kirkland, John Scofield, Nana Vasconcelos, Miroslav Vitous, Phil Woods, and Reggie Workman. He was also the founder of the trio We Three, with Hiroyuki Takamoto and Hideaki Kanazawa.
 

Coleman Hawkins - Hawkins Alive! At The Village Gate (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:05 | Size: 119.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 All the Things You Are (From "Very Warm for May) (Hammerstein, Kern)
02 Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (traditional)
03 Mack the Knife (Weil, Brecht)
04 It's the Talk of the Town (Levinson, Symes, Neiburg)
05 Bean and the Boys (Hawkins)
06 If I Had You (Shapiro, Campbell, Connelly)

Coleman Hawkins tenor sax
Tommy Flanagan piano
Major Holley bass
Ed Locke drums


Recorded at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, New York, on August 13 & 15, 1962
 

Lester Young & Harry Edison - Pres & Sweets (1955)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:28 | Size: 107.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Mean To Me (Ahlert-Turk) 7:14
02 Red Boy Blues (L.Young) 5:11
03 Pennies From Heaven (Burke-Johnston) 5:14
04 That's All (Haymes-Brandt) 4:34
05 One O' Clock Jump (W.C.Basie) 5:17
06 She's Funny That Way (Whiting-Moret) 8:22
07 It's The Talk Of The Town (Symes-Neiburg-Livingston) 5:37
08 I Found A New Baby (Palmer-Williams) 5:50

Lester Young - tenor saxophone
Harry Edison - trumpet
Oscar Peterson - piano
Herb Ellis - guitar
Ray Brown - bass
Buddy Rich - drums


Recorded at New York, on November 1, 1955
 

Lenny Breau - The Hallmark Sessions (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:32 | Size: 168.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 It Could Happen to You
02 Oscar's Blues
03 I'll Remember April
04 Undecided
05 My Old Flame
06 D Minor Blues
07 'R' Tune
08 Lenny's Western Blues
09 Cannonball Rag
10 Solea
11 Taranta
12 Arabian Fantasy
13 Brazilian Love Song (Batucada)
14 Oscar's Blues (stereo)
15 I'll Remember April (stereo)
16 Undecided (stereo)
17 My Old Flame (stereo)
18 D Minor Blues (stereo)
19 'R' Tune (stereo)

Recorded at Hallmark Studios in Toronto, Canada on November 29, 1961
Digitally mixed and mastered with 24-bit mastering at Art of Life Studios in Denver, PA in June & July 2003
 
Hallmark Sessions is an extraordinary release. The previously unreleased music (which sat unheard for over 41 years) was recorded in 1961 when Lenny Breau was 20 and nearly seven years before he made his first important recording. The guitarist was already a brilliant player as he shows throughout the set of seven jazz, two country, and four flamenco tunes (plus six alternate takes placed at the end of this disc). With tasteful backing by bassist Rick Danko and drummer Levon Helm, Breau plays beautiful chords (sounding a little like Johnny Smith in spots) and inventive single-note lines. It is remarkable that this music was not released until 2003, but a happy event that it was finally put out. This is a must for Breau fans and an important release for all jazz guitar lovers.
 

Ellis Larkins Trio - Manhattan At Midnight / Blue and Sentimental (1956/1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:19:28 | Size: 179.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Manhattan at Midnight Suite (18:32)
a) Manhattan Serenade
b) Lullaby of Braodway
c) Autumn in New York
d) The Blue Room
e) Sidewalks of New York
f) Lullaby of Birdland
g) 45 Minutes from Broadway
h) 40 Second Street
02. Penthouse Suite (19:42)
a) Penthouse Serenade
b) You're Blase
c) Down in the Depths of the 90th Floor
d) Give my Regards to Broadway
e) Stompin' at the Savoy
f) One for my Baby
g) Manhattan
03. Am I Blue (3:03)
04. Blue Prelude (2:58)
05. Blue and Sentimental (2:55)
06. Blue Moon (3:02)
07. Blue Again (3:09)
08. A Blues Serenade (2:49)
09. Interlude #1 (3:49)
10. At Loose Ends (4:16)
11. Ode to Marie (4:26)
12. Interlude #2 (3:17)
13. Time (3:18)
14. Four Bar Intro with Tag (3:47)

Manhattan at Midnight:
Ellis Larkins - piano
Art Ryerson - guitar
Beverly Peer - bass


Blue and Sentimental:
Ellis Larkins - piano
'Skeeter' Best - guitar,
Joe Benjamin - bass,
Jimmy Crawford - drums
 

Art Taylor - Taylor's Wailers (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:04 | Size: 93.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Batland (Lee Sears) (9:53)
02. C.T.A. (Jimmy Heath) (4:44)
03. Exhibit A (Lee Sears) (6:15)
04. Cubano Chant (Ray Bryant) (6:36)
05. Off Minor (Thelonious Monk) (5:38)
06. Well, You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) (8:01)

Personnel:
Art Taylor - drums;
Ray Bryant (tracks: 1,3-6), Red Garland (tracks: 2) - piano;
Charlie Rouse (tracks: 1,3-6), John Coltrane (tracks: 2) - tenor saxopgone;
Jackie McLean (tracks: 1,3-6) - alto saxopgone;
Donald Byrd (tracks: 1,3-6) - trumpet;
Wendell Marshall (tracks: 1,3-6), Paul Chambers (tracks: 2) - bass;
Art Taylor (tracks: 2) - drums.


Recorded February 25, 1957 (1, 3-6); March 22, 1957 (2). Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Original release: Prestige 7117. 1957.

Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-094, Prestige ‎– P- 7117 (US 1992) / Prestige ‎– 7117 (US)
 

Tiny Grimes & Coleman Hawkins - Blues Groove (1958)


Genre: Jazz, Blues / Bop | Total Time: 44:57 | Size: 102.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Marchin' Along (Grimes)
2 A Smooth One (Goodman)
3 Blues Wail (Grimes)
4 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)
5 Soul Station (Grimes)

Personnel
Tiny Grimes - g
Coleman Hawkins - ts
Musa Kaleem - fl
Ray Briant - p
Earl Wormack - b
Teagle Fleming, JR - dr


Recorded in Hackensack, NJ ; February 28, 1958.
 

Sonny Stitt - Tune-Up! (1972)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:11 | Size: 88.08 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Tune-Up
2.I Can't Get Started
3.Idaho
4.Just Friends
5.Blues for Prez and Bird
6.Groovin' High
7.I Got Rhythm

Saxophone [Alto, Tenor] - Sonny Stitt
Piano - Barry Harris
Bass - Sam Jones
Drums - Alan Dawson


Recorded February 8, 1972.
 
ALL KILLA, NO FILLA!! Nuf said!

"Sonny Stitt recorded over 100 albums as a leader and several dozen in a quartet setting in his productive career, but this one ranks at the top. The bebop tenor and alto stylist is very inspired by the top-notch rhythm section (pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Alan Dawson) and has rarely sounded more heated than on "Tune Up," "Idaho," "Just Friends," and "Groovin' High." However, it is his nine-minute jam on "I Got Rhythm" (which finds Stitt taking blazing solos on both tenor and alto) that is the high point of this essential set. "

Yeah! What He Said!
 

Sonny Stitt ‎- In Style (1981)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:21 | Size: 84.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 Western Style 4:42
A2 I'll Walk Alone 5:34
A3 Just You, Just Me 4:50
A4 The Good Life 2:46

Side B
B1 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? 4:58
B2 Killing Me Softly With His Song 4:08
B3 Eastern Style 3:35
B4 Yesterdays 6:16

Personnel: Sonny Stitt (saxophone); Barry Harris (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums).

Recording March 18, 1981 Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Sonny Stitt (heard on both alto and tenor) is in excellent form on this LP -- yet another quartet date. He led over 100 sessions through the years. With pianist Barry Harris, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Jimmy Cobb inspiring him, Stitt is creative within the boundaries of bebop on such songs as "Just You, Just Me," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Yesterdays," and a pair of his basic originals, which he titled "Western Style" and "Eastern Style."
 

Manfred Schoof Orchester + Albert Mangelsdorff / Wolfgang Dauner / Eberhard Weber (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:46 | Size: 113.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Unisonlines
A2. Reflections
A3. Old Ballad
 
Side B
B1. Waltz In The Sun
B2. Source
B3. Horizons

Manfred Schoof - ld,tp,flh
Uni Beckerhoff, Martin Drover, Jon Eardley, Rainer Winterschladen - tp
Hermann Breuer, Jon English, Joachim Fink, Bernd Lechtenfeld,Albert Mangelsdorff - tb
Gerd Dubek,Hugo Read, Joachim Ullrich,Gerhard Veeck - saxes
Michael Pliz - bcl
Tom van der Geld - vib
Rainer Bruninghaus - p,syn
Wolfgang Dauner - p
Stephan Diez - g
Sigi Busch, Eberhard Weber - b
Jo Thones - dr


Rec.live 13/14. 11.1983
Haus der Jungen Talente,Berlin/
Mensa der Wilheil Pieck-Universitat,
Rostock

Lable: Amiga Jazz
 

Lyudmil Georgiev ‎- Midnight Hour (Среднощен Час) (1976)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:47 | Size: 95.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Midnight Hour (O. Redding; arr. L. Georgiev) (2:48)
A2. The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Mandel; arr. Al. Bruzitsov - L. Georgiev) (3:50)
A3. Friendship (A. Zaberski; arr. R. Lyubenov) (3:14)
A4. The Nearness Of You (H. Carmichael ; arr. L. Georgiev (6:52)
A5. Silver Wedding (L. Georgiev; arr. M. Stanchev) (4:16)
 
Side B
B1. Reminiscence For George (E. Georgiev) (4:01)
B2. Summertime (G. Gershwin; arr. Iv. Staykov - L. Georgiev) (3:00)
B3. This Small Earth (A. Zaberski) (4:08)
B4. Love Story (Fr. Lee; arr. Al. Bruzitsov) (3:32)
B5. Impression (L. Georgiev) (6:07)

Балкантон ‎– ВТА 1961

Alto Saxophone – Lyudmil Georgiev
Piano – M. Stanchev (tracks: A4)
Bass Guitar – T. Shikov (tracks: A4)
Drums – Kr. Kaluchev (tracks: A4)
Conductor – W. Kazassyan (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B5), E. Georgiev (tracks: A5, B1)
Orchestra – VOCTR
 

Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator (1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:27 | Size: 99.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Procrastinator (Morgan) 8:06
2.Party Time 6:01
3.Dear Sir (Shorter) 6:55
4.Stop Start 6:12
5.Rio 6:11
6.Soft Touch 7:02

Personnel: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
July 14, 1967

It is surprising that Lee Morgan's The Procrastinator was not released when it was recorded in 1967 for the sextet (which includes Wayne Shorter, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins) lives up to their potential on a well-rounded set of originals by Morgan and Shorter. The music ranges from the funky "Party Time" (which sounds like it could have been written by Horace Silver) to more explorative pieces.
 

Johnny Smith ‎- The "Johnny Smith" Foursome (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:26 | Size: 85.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 Hello Young Lovers 4:40
A2 Love For Sale 4:00
A3 The Maid With The Flaxen Hair 2:04
A4 Love Letters 2:17
A5 Tickletoe 2:17
A6 Good-Bye 2:52
 
Side B
B1 Body And Soul 3:25
B2 Lover 3:27
B3 The Boy Next Door 2:40
B4 Potter's Luck 3:42
B5 Autumn Nocturne 2:12
B6 Band Aid 3:04

Roost ‎– LP 2223, Royal Roost ‎– RLP 2223

Guitar – Johnny Smith
Piano – Bob Pancoast
Bass – Knobby Totah
Drums – Jerry Segal
 

George Shearing - GAS- George Shearing Quartet (1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:46 | Size: 78.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Just Imagine
2. Since You
3. Two for the Road
4. Cool House
5. Love For Sale
6. Some Time Ago
7. Vierd Blues
8. Little Boat, The (O Barquinho)
9. Bide-a-Wee

Personnel: George Shearing (piano); Don Heitler (organ); Andy Simpkins (bass); Harvey Mason, Sr. (drums, percussion).
 

Bernie Leighton - East Side Rendezvous (1950)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:13 | Size: 66.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. East Side Rendezvous Part 1:
Soft Lights And Sweet Music / Lost In A Fog / They All Laughed / Please / Stella By Starlight / The Gypsy In My Soul

02. East Side Rendezvous Part 2: 
June In January / Mean To Me / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don't Blame Me / Laura / Nice Work If You Can Get It

Bernie Leighton - piano with rhitm accompaniment
 

Svend Asmussen - Amazing Strings (1974)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:41 | Size: 77.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Men's Living Joy (J.S.Bach)
2.Praludium II (J.S.Bach)
3.Danse de jeunes filles (A.Borodin)
4.Fur Elise (Beethoven)
5.Ack Varmeland (Trad.)
6.Prelude For Svend (Schmitz-Steinberg)
7.Golgatha (N.W.Gade)
8.Ah, Vous Dirais-je Maman (Mozart)

Strings [Violin, Viola, Tenor Violin] – Svend Asmussen
Guitar – Sigi Schwab
Keyboards – Dieter Reith
Bass – Günter Lenz
Drums – Kenny Clare


The Musical head, arranger and conductor Christian Schmitz-Steinberg

Recorded October and December 1974 at Hansa Studio Berlin and MPS Studio, Villingen

MPS Records ‎– 20 22373-6, BASF ‎– 20 22373-6
 

Sonny Stitt - Primitivo Soul (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:48 | Size: 80.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Slave Maidens (Mussapere) (7:34)
02. Baion Baby (Sonny Stitt) (4:40)
03. Estrellita (Frank La Forge, Manuel Ponce) (5:08)
04. Blue Blood Ritual (Sonny Stitt) (6:10)
05. Island Shout (Sonny Stitt) (4:30)
06. Barefoot Ball (Sonny Stitt) (6:13)

Personnel:
Sonny Stitt - alto saxophone;
Ronnie Mathews - piano;
Leonard Gaskin - bass;
Herbie Lovelle - drums;
Marcelino Valdez - congas;
Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez - bongos.


Label: Prestige ‎– PR 7302 (US)
 

Ron Carter - Where? (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:03 | Size: 82.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Rally
02. Bass Duet
03. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
04. Where?
05. Yes, Indeed
06. Saucer Eyes
 
Label - New Jazz

Eric Dolphy - alto sax (1), bass clarinet (2), flute (3)
Mal Waldron - piano
Ron Carter - cello (3,4,6), bass (1,2,5)
George Duvivier - bass
Charlie Persip - drums
 

Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel - Jamboree (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:05 | Size: 120.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Sly Mongoose
2. Think Twice
3. No Woman No Cry
4. Look Up
5. Accompong
6. You Can See
7. Big Yellow Taxi
8. Reggae-Later
9. Criying
10. Linstead Market
 
Personnel: Monty Alexander (piano); Bernard Montgomery (electric bass); Marshall Wood (bass); Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums); Othello Molineaux, Len "Boogsie" Sharpe (steel drums).
 
Pianist Monty Alexander's "Ivory And Steel" group combines together bop-based jazz with Jamaican calypsoes and West Indian rhythms. On this quite enjoyable set, Alexander utilizes both Othello and Len "Boogsie" Sharpe on steel drums, either Marshall Wood or Bernard Montgomery on bass, drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith and the hand drums of Robert Thomas Jr. Alexander contributed four of the rhythmic originals which are joined by some Jamaican folk songs (including "Sly Mangoose"), Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" and a couple of obscurities. The accessible results are often memorable.
 

Gerald Wilson - Big Band Modern (1950/1954)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:59 | Size: 162.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Algerian Fantasy
02. Bull Fighter
03. Lotus Land
04. Theme
05. Mambo Mexicano
06. Black Rose
07. Romance
08. Since We Said Goodbye
09. Hollywood Freeway
10. Sea Breeze
11. Nice Work If You Can Get It
12. Indiana
13. It Had to Be You
14. Out of Nowhere
15. Hollywood Freeway

Personnel: Arranged By, Conductor – Gerald Wilson; Alto Saxophone – Jerry Dodgion, Sonny Criss, Willie Smith; Baritone Saxophone – Bill Green; Bass – Addison Farmer , Red Callender; Drums – Gus Gustafson, Lee Young; Piano – Cedric Haywood, Gerald Wiggins; Tenor Saxophone – Frank Haynes , Paul Gonsalves , Teddy Edwards; Tenor Saxophone [Guest] – Stan Getz , Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims; Trombone – Atlee Chapman, Britt Woodman, Henry Coker, Isaac Bell , John Ewing , Melba Liston , Robert Wagner, Trummy Young; Trumpet – Allen Smith, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Gerald Wilson, John Anderson , Louis Grey , Walter Williams

Recorded:
- tracks 1 to 8:Los Angeles, Early 1954
- tracks 9 to 15: Early 1950 live in San Francisco at San Francisco's Veterans Memorial
Tracks 9 to 15 previously unissued on any format
 
First time on CD for this ultra-rare album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, the only studio session recorded by Wilson under his own name between 1947 and 1961 and features seven bonus tracks. Includes never before heard solos by tenor stars Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims and Stan Getz and one of a kind arrangements by Wilson!

The bonus tracks are from a 1950 concert recorded in San Francisco which is, without a doubt, an essential addition to Wilson's recorded legacy, and an extremely important discographic discovery. In fact, this concert has never been previously released on any format. It was originally recorded in Stereo, which was a completely new technology in 1950.
 

Coleman Hawkins - Moodsville (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:32 | Size: 145.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Moodsville 6:12
02. After Midnight 4:45
03. Bean in Orbit 6:03
04. Stalking 9:02
05. Hassle 6:30
06. Cross Town 5:04
07. Shadows 5:42
08. Cloudy 5:35
09. Stake Out 6:15
10. Almost Down 8:55

Tenor Sax – Coleman Hawkins
Trumpet – Thad Jones
Piano, Vibraphone – Eddie Costa
Bass – George Duvivier
Drums – Osie Johnson


Recorded in NYC, 1960.
Originally issued on the Crown Label.

2003 Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 343
 
The music included on this CD reissue has always been a bit mysterious. Recorded sometime in 1960, it was originally released on a pair of cheap-looking LPs by the Crown label. The composers of the songs have never been listed, although it is probable that some were written by tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, pianist Eddie Costa and trumpeter Thad Jones (who probably was responsible for the bulk of the tunes). Even for the 2004 reissue, the origin of the music is not known. None of the songs would become standards and they sound moderately modern for 1960 without being more advanced than hard bop.

Nat Pierce is the pianist on "Shadows" but otherwise all of the piano chores are taken by Eddie Costa, who also plays vibes on a couple numbers. Hawkins and Jones are both in excellent form, digging into the chord changes, some of which seem a little familiar although usually not based exactly on any earlier standard; an exception is "Shadows" which is very close to "Under a Blanket of Blue." The fact that Hawkins could sound so comfortable with modernists from younger generations is always impressive. Although falling slightly short of essential, this is certainly the best reissue of this obscure material.
 

Budd Johnson - The Stanley Dance Sessions (1958/1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:05 | Size: 135.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Foggy Nights
02. Leave Room in Your Heart for Me
03. Destination Blues
04. Blues a la Mode
05. Used Blues
06. Blues By Five
07. Louisiana
08. Summertime
09. Changin' the Blues
10. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Personnel:
#1,3,5: Charlie Shavers (tp), Vick Dickenson (tb), Budd Johnson (ts), Al Sears (bar), Bert Keyes (p,org), Joe Benjamin (b), Jo Jones (d).
Recorded in NYC, February 11, 1958.


#2,4,6: Charlie Shavers (tp), Budd Johnson (ts), Ray Bryant (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Jo Jones (d). Recorded in NYC, February 14, 1958.

#7-10: Budd Johnson (ts,ss), Earl Hines (p), Bill Pemberton (b), Oliver Jackson (d). Recorded in NYC, June 19, 1967.

Bill Frisell & Tim Berne - Theoretically (1983-1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:45 | Size: 111.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. M. (Frisell, Berne)
2. Inside the Brain (Berne)
3. Preview (Berne)
4. Carolina (Frisell)
5. Ground Floor (Berne)
6. 2011 (Berne)
7. Perky Figure (Frisell)

Tim Berne - alto saxophone
Bill Frisell - electric/acoustic guitar


All compositions: Tim Berne and Bill Frisell
Produced by Bill Frisell, Tim Berne and Jon Rosenberg


Recorded and Mixed August & September 1983 at High Sound
and August 1984 at First Choice Studio, New York City
RELEASED: 1986, W.GERMANY
 

2017/10/10

Zoot Sims - Quietly There: Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel (1984)


Genre: Jazz, Bop | Total Time: 42:36 | Size: 97.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Cinnamon and Cloves (Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel) (5:48)
02. A Time for Love (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) (7:55)
03. Zoot (Johnny Mandel) (6:50)
04. Quietly There (Morgan Ames, Johnny Mandel) (6:14)
05. Emily (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) (9:48)
06. Low Life (Johnny Mandel) (6:19)

Personnel:
Zoot Sims - Tenor Saxophone;
Mike Wofford - Piano;
Chuck Berghofer - Bass;
Victor Feldman - Percussion;
Nick Ceroli - Drums.


Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 20-21, 1984.

Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJCCD-787-2, Pablo Records ‎– 2310-903 (US 1993)
 

Tony Scott - Manteca (1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:13 | Size: 82.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Manteca (9:45)
2. Round Midnight (6:00)
3. Lemon Drop (2:40)
4. Billie's Bounce (7:20)
5. Love Man (5:00)
6. One For Topsy (6:55)

Label: Sonet - SLP 2548

Tony Scott - baritone sax, clarinet & scat
Rune Ofwerman - piano
Kjell Ohman - organ
Janne Schaffer - guitar
Sture Nordin - bass
Ed Thigpen - drums
Okay Temiz - perc.
Sabu Martinez - congas