2017/08/22

Wolfgang Sauer - Sweet und Swing (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:46 | Size: 78.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.Stardust-2:45
A2.My Melancholy Baby-2:45
A3.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-2:58
A4.Serenata-3:09
A5.At Sundown-2:29
A6.How Deep Is The Ocean-2:17

Side B
B1.Stairway To The Stars-3:24
B2.A Little On The Lonely Side-2:42
B3.I'll Close My Eyes-3:17
B4.Deep Purple-2:49
B5.Mean To Me-2:36
B6.Sonny Boy-3:27

Distributed By – Groove Attack

Layout [Reproduction Of Original Cover Layout] – Patrick Haase
Leader [Orchestra] – Friedel Berlipp, Paul Kuhn
Orchestra – Orchester Friedel Berlipp, Studio-Orchester Paul Kuhn
Reissue Producer – Ekkehart Fleischhammer
Remastered By – Jury Lutz, Oliver Haertel, Roskow Kretschmann
Vocals, Piano – Wolfgang Sauer
 
Label: Sonorama ‎– Sonorama L-46, Sonorama ‎– L-46
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Germany
Released: 1958 (LP), 23 Jan 2010 (CD)
 

The J.B.'s - Hustle With Speed (1975)


Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 43:04 | Size: 98.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.(It's Not The Express) It's The J.B.'s Monaurail-8:18
A2.Here We Come, Here We Go, Here We Are-4:29
A3.All Aboard The Soul Funky Train-4:33
A4.Transmograpfication-4:05

Side B

B1.Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself And You Be Yours-9:46
B2.Taurus, Aries & Leo-6:36
B3.Things & Do-5:18
 
Label: People (8) ‎– PE 6606, People (8) ‎– 2391 194
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing
Country: US (LP), Japan (CD)
Released: 1975 (LP), 1989 (CD)
 

Ray Drummond - Maya's Dance (1985 & 1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:34 | Size: 156.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Maya's Dance (8:18)
2. What Is Happening Here? (8:48)
3. Little Feet (5:16)
4. Driftin (8:43)
5. You Are My Love (8:48)
6. Dolphin Dance (6:30)
7. Norma (5:48)
8. Relentless Pursuit (7:31)
9. Lotus Blossom (2:44)
10. In A Sentimental Mood (5:16)

Rec. At Minot Sound, New York 1985 & 1988

Ray Drummond - bass
Manny Boyd - tenor & soprano sax
John Richmond - tenor & soprano sax (7-10)
Tom Harrell - trumpet & flugelhorn
Eddie Henderson - trumpet & flugelhorn (7-10)
Niels Lan Doky - piano
Alvin Queen - drums
 

Phil Woods With Jon Eardley - Pot Pie (1954-55)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:52 | Size: 96.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1 Pot Pie (Jon Eardley) (5:15)
02. A2 Open Door (George Syran) (5:24)
03. A3 Mad About The Boy (Noël Coward) (6:33)
04. A4 Robin's Bobbin' (Phil Woods) (5:17)
05. B1 Cobblestones (George Syran) (5:09)
06. B2 Toos Bloos (Jon Eardley) (4:55)
07. B3 Sea Beach (Phil Woods) (4:47)
08. B4 Horseshoe Curve (Jon Eardley) (4:21)

Personnel:
Phil Woods - Alto Saxophone;
George Syran - Piano;
Jon Eardley - Trumpet;
Teddy Kotick - Bass;
Nick Stabulas - Drums.


Recorded in Hackensack, NJ; October 12, 1954 (#A1-A4) and February 4, 1955 (#B1-B4).

Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJCCD-1881-2 (US 1996) / New Jazz ‎– NJ 8291 (US 1963)
 

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:35 | Size: 142.07 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) (3:23)
02. Come Dance With Me (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) (2:20)
03. Learning The Blues (Dolores Vicki Silvers) (3:39)
04. You Make Me Feel So Young (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) (2:38)
05. The Maids Of Cadiz (Maidens Of Cadiz) (Léo Delibes) (7:41)
06. The Birth Of The Blues (Buddy G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) (2:35)
07. Witchcraft (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) (3:10)
08. How About You (Burton Lane, Ralph Freed) (3:12)
09. Just In Time (Adolph Green, Betty Comden) (1:52)
10. Love For Sale (Cole Porter) (3:28)
11. In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) (2:51)
12. Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) (2:23)
13. It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter) (2:53)
14. Night And Day (Cole Porter) (2:32)
15. Easy To Love (Cole Porter) (2:35)
16. I Love Paris (Cole Porter) (2:10)
17. I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) (3:09)
18. It's De-Lovely (Cole Porter) (2:30)
19. The Tender Trap (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) (2:43)
20. I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) (3:02)

Label: Giants Of Jazz – CD 53190 (Italy 1994)
 

Marian Montgomery - Let There Be Love, Let There Be Swing, Let There Be (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 28:05 | Size: 62.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? 2:42
2. Hum-Drum Blues 2:27
3. There'll Be Some Changes Made 1:43
4. Romance In The Dark 2:35
5. Danke Schoen 2:31
6. Kansas City 2:05

Side 2
1. They Can't Take That Away From Me 2:15
2. Candy 1:53
3. I Wonder 2:26
4. Alright, Okay, You Win 2:17
5. The Good Life 2:06
6. Let There Be Love 2:34

Recorded August 26, 27, 28 and 30, 1963 in Capitol's Studio B in Hollywood.

Arranged By – Bob Bain, Dave Cavanaugh*, Gerald Wilson, Jack Marshall, Van Alexander
Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Conductor – Dave Cavanaugh
Drums – Earl Palmer
Flugelhorn – Mannie Klein
Guitar – Bob Bain, Jack Marshall
Organ – Ray Johnson
Percussion – Jack Sperling, Vic Feldman
Piano – Mike Melvoin
Saxophone – Plas Johnson
Trombone – Dave Wells, Lou McCreary
Trumpet – Dave Wells, Mannie Klein
Vocals – Marian Montgomery
 
Marion Montgomery (November 17, 1934 – July 22, 2002) was an American jazz singer who lived in the United Kingdom.

Montgomery quit school to sing on television in Atlanta, Georgia. After working in advertising and publishing, performing in plays and singing in strip joints and jazz clubs, she became an established cabaret performer. Montgomery was signed to Capitol Records after Peggy Lee heard her demo tape, and she recorded three albums for the label. She moved to the UK in 1965 to sing at a new London club, the Cool Elephant, with John Dankworth’s band. That same year she married composer and musical director Laurie Holloway and began to establish herself on the London club scene, equally at home at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club as she was on the less demanding cabaret circuit.

Possessing a voice that was once likened to ‘having a long, cool glass of mint julep on a Savannah balcony’, she expanded her career with a starring role in the 1969 West End revival of Anything Goes, and frequent appearances on radio and television, as well as concerts and cabaret in the UK and abroad. Her one-woman show was televised by the BBC in 1975. Besides her musical association with Holloway, she successfully collaborated with classical composer/pianist Richard Rodney Bennett on several projects, including Puttin’ On The Ritz, Surprise Surprise andTown And Country. With an instantly recognizable, relaxed and intimate style, Montgomery became one of a handful of American artists to take up permanent residence in the UK. She lost her long battle against cancer contracted from passive smoking in July 2002.
 

Kirk Lightsey - Lightsey 1 (1982)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:35 | Size: 89.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Fee Fi Fo Fum(4:40)
2. Habiba(5:29)
3. Trinkle Tinkle(5:52)
4. Moon Ra(3:51)
5. Fresh Air(6:18)
6. Wild Flower(7:05)
7. Never Let Me Go(5:20)

Long a top interpreter of modern mainstream jazz, pianist Kirk Lightsey was well recorded by the new Sunnyside label in the early 1980s. This solo date features Lightsey (who plays a little bit of flute on "Fresh Air") playing two originals, a pair of songs by Wayne Shorter (including "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum"), Thelonious Monk's tricky "Trinkle Tinkle," an obscurity, and "Never Let Me Go." The pianist is in top form throughout the well-paced program. ~ Scott Yanow

Personnel: Kirk Lightsey (piano).


Recorded at Penthouse Recordings/NYC/Sept. 22, Oct. 5, 1982
 

Heiner Stadler - Tribute To Monk And Bird (1978)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:18:39 | Size: 186.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Air Conditioning (12:44)
2. Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (18:46)
3. Au Privave (6:05)
4. Straight No Chaser (21:06)
5. Misterioso (13:58)
6. Perhaps (5:51)

Recorded In New York 1978

Heiner Stadler - arranger & conductor
Thad Jones - trumpet & flugelhorn
Cecil Bridgewater - trumpet (2)
George Adams - tenor sax & flute
George Lewis - trombone
Stanley Cowell - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Lenny White - drums
Warren Smith - tympani
 

George Benson - Give Me The Night (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:43 | Size: 83.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Love X Love
2. Off Broadway
3. Moody's Mood
4. Give Me the Night
5. What's on Your Mind
6. Dinorah, Dinorah
7. Love Dance
8. Star of a Story (X)
9. Midnight Love Affair
10. Turn Out the Lamplight
 
George Benson - vocals, guitar
Quincy Jones - producer
Greg Phillinganes - keyboards
Richard Tee - synthesizer
Lee Ritenour - guitar
Louis Johnson - bass
John Robinson - drums
Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
Patti Austin, The Brothers Johnson, Tom Bahler - background vocals
 
This is the peak of George Benson's courtship of the mass market -- a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast -- and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On "Moody's Mood," Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. Benson's guitar now plays a subsidiary role -- only two of the ten tracks are instrumentals -- but Q has him play terrific fills behind the vocals and in the gaps, and the engineering gives his tone a variety of striking, new, full-sounding timbres. The instrumentals themselves are marvelous: "Off Broadway" is driving and danceable, and Ivan Lins' "Dinorah, Dinorah" grows increasingly seductive with each play. Benson should have worked with Jones from this point on, but this would be their only album together.
 

Chico Freeman - Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:15 | Size: 94.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1. Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit (7:21)
02. A2. Freedom Swing Song (Dedicated To Eric Dolphy) (7:20)
03. A3. Look Up (7:05)
04. B1. Nia's Song Dance (8:50)
05. B2. Morning Prayer (9:46)

Personnel:
Chico Freeman - Tenor, Soprano Saxophone , Flute,Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet;
Kenny Kirkland - piano;
James Newton - Flute, Bass Flute;
Jay Hoggard - Vibraphone;
John Koenig - Cello;
Buster Williams - bass;
Efrain Toro, Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion;
Billy Hart - Drums.


Recorded at Ocean Way Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California, March 6 & 7, 1980.

Label: Contemporary Records – C 14005 (US)
 

Arnett Cobb & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Blow Arnett, Blow (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:31 | Size: 78.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
1. When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Written-By – Hamerstein, Romberg
2. Go Power
Written-By – Duvivier
3. Dutch Kitchen Bounce
Written By – Woods
Written-By – Cobb

Side B
1. Go Red, Go
Written-By – Arnett Cobb
2. The Eely One
Written-By – Cobb
3. The Fluke
Written-By – Strethen Davis

Bass – George Duvivier
Drums – Arthur Edgehill
Organ – Wild Bill Davis
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone – Arnett Cobb, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
 
Arnett Cobb's debut for Prestige and his first recording as a leader in three years (due to a serious car accident in 1956) is an explosive affair. Cobb is matched up with fellow tough tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and there are plenty of sparks set off by their encounter. With organist Wild Bill Davis, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Arthur Edgehill keeping the proceedings heated, Cobb and Davis tangle on a variety of basic material, alternating uptempo romps such as "Go Power" and "Go Red Go" with slightly more sober pieces highlighted by "When I Grow Too Old to Dream." This is a great matchup (reissued on CD through the OJC imprint) that lives up to its potential.
 

Ack Van Rooyen - Homeward (1982)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:53 | Size: 203.82 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Eleganza 6:30
2. Brass 2:48
3. Tailspinning 4:03
4. Sunrise Sunset 5:33

Side 2
1. Israel 4:53
2. Pisces 6:29
3. Homeward 8:50

Recorded and mixed at DURECO STUDIOS, November 1982, Weesp Holland.

Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ack Van Rooyen
Trombone – Bart Van Lier
Flute [Tenor] – Ferdinand Povel
Guitar – Eef Albers
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano – Rob Franken
Electric Bass – Theo De Jong (tracks: A1, A4)
Acoustic Bass – John Clayton (tracks: A3, B1 to B3)
Drums – Bruno Castallucci
 

2017/08/21

Wild Bill Davis - The Zurich Concert (1986)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:56 | Size: 165.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Meridian (7:43)
02. Honeysuckle Rose (5:14)
03. Azure-Te (6:57)
04. Stolen Sweets (5:25)
05. Pompton Turnpike (8:46)
06. This Is All I Ask (5:20)
07. Atlantic City (5:19)
08. Some More (5:47)
09. Caravan (6:25)
10. Jive Samba (9:52)
11. Route 66 (3:39)
12. Lester Leaps In (3:39)
13. April In Paris (0:58)

Live In Zurich, November 1986

Label: Jazz Connaisseur - 8701

Wild Bill Davis - organ, Fender Rhodes, vocal
Clifford Scott - tenor & alto saxophone, flute
Dickie Thompson - guitar & vocal
Clyde Lucas - drums

 

Walter Lupi - Bhakta Priya (1989)


Genre: Rock / Acoustic | Total Time: 38:59 | Size: 89.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Mate De...
02. Anyway Dream A Way
03. Take It With Smile
04. Spring Morning
05. Bhakta Priya
06. Corsa Per Vittoria
07. Samba De Bacuramanga
08. Ballad
09. A Poetic Flight
10. Tulasi (Il Filo Di Perle)

Label: DDD Dischi

Victor Feldman's Generation Band - High Visibility (1985)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:26 | Size: 84.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Cafe Lido
2. High Visibility
3. Brazilia
4. Candy Dance
5. Low Visibility
6. Downtown Dallas
7. China Blues
8. Seven Steps To Heaven
 
This CD by Victor Feldman's Generation Band was released in 1985 on TBA Records, players are Victor Feldman on keyboards, Tom Scott on lyricon and sax, Max Bennett and Abraham Laboriel on bass, Dean Parks on guitar, Joseph Conlan on synths and linn drums and Tevor Feldman on drums. Production by Josh Feldman, engineering and mixing by Trevor Feldman. Recorded in daddy's studio in Woodland Hills, CA.
 

Tom Ranier, Sherman Ferguson - Back to Back (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:54 | Size: 119.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. No more Blues
02. Isfahan
03. Prisms
04. Limehouse Blues
05. Tricitism
06. Tones for Joan's Bones
07. In Walked Bud
08. Corner Pocket
09. Anthropology
10. If I Should Lose You
11. Mother and Child

John Heard - bass
Tom Ranier - acoustic piano & keyboards
Sherman Ferguson - drums


Recorded March-April 1983.
 

Swingstyrke 7 - Sure Had a Wonderful Time (1979)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:40 | Size: 80.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Senator Whitehead
02. Doodlin'
03. Step Right Up
04. Skylark
05. Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home
06. Just You, Just Me
07. Melba's Blues
08. Undecided
09. What 'Cha Talkin'
10. Sure Had a Wonderful Time

Acoustic Guitar, Leader – Jørgen Hallin Olsen
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Jens Chr. Søndergaard
Drums – Ed Thigpen
Electric Bass – Bjørn Loudrup
Piano – Poul Godske
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Niels Stuart
Trombone – Eddie Pless
Vocals – Richard Boone (tracks: 02, 04 to 07, 10)


Recorded at Tocano Studio, Hørve, Denmark. 10.-11. of june 1979.
 

Stephane Grappelli & Martial Solal - Happy Reunion (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:43 | Size: 82.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Shine (2:28)
2. Valsitude (3:03)
3. Sing For Your Supper (4:45)
4. God Bless The Child (7:12)
5. Nuages (3:57)
6. Parisian Thoroughfare (4:27)
7. Grandeur Et Cadence (3:10)
8. Stumbling (4:00)
9. Et Si L'on Improvisait (3:40)

Recorded In Paris 1980

Stephane Grappelli - violin
Martial Solal - piano
 

Red Rodney & Lennie Tristano - Bebop (1946-47)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:01 | Size: 94.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1 A Cent And A Half 2:56
2 Perdido 3:05
3 Charge Account 2:47
4 Gussie "G" 2:52
5 All God's Children Got Rhythm 2:50
6 Elevation 2:57
7 Fine And Dandy 2:41
8 The Goof And I 3:03

Side 2
1 Blue Boy 2:53
2 Coolin' Off With Ulanov 2:50
3 Out On A Limb 2:50
4 I Can't Get Started 2:55
5 I Surrender Dear 3:08
6 Night In Tunisia (Ghost) 3:07

Tr. A1-A4: Dave Lambert And Buddy Stewart With Red Rodney's Be-Boppers
Red Rodney (trumpet) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals) Neal Hefti (arranger)

NYC, November 23, 1946

Tr. A5-A8: Red Rodney's Be-Boppers
Red Rodney (trumpet) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Serge Chaloff (baritone sax) Al Haig (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Tiny Kahn (drums)

NYC, January 29, 1947

Tr. B3-B6: Lennie Tristano Trio
Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass)

NYC, October 8, 1946

Tr.B1, B2: Lennie Tristano Trio
Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Bob Leininger (bass)

NYC, May 23, 1947
 

Quincy Jones - Quincy Plays For Pussycats (1965)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:52 | Size: 69.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. What’s New Pussycat
02. A Taste Of Honey
03. Sermonette
04. A Walk In The Black Forest
05. Mack The Knife
06. Moon River
07. Take Five
08. Gravy Waltz
09. I Hear A Symphony
10. Mr. Lucky
11. Cast Your Fate To The Wind

Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal (tp)
Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Kai Winding, Urbie Green (tb)
Julius Watkins (fhr)
Phil Woods (as)
Oliver Nelson, Zoot Sims, Roland Kirk (ts)
Jerome Richardson (bs, a-fl)
Patti Bown, Lalo Schifrin (p)
Gary Burton (vib)
Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell (g)
Toots Thielemans (hca)
Milt Hinton (b)
Chris White (d), among others.

 

Pee Wee Hunt - A Hunting We Will Go (That's The Way The Fox Trots!) (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:57 | Size: 77.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
Written-By – MacDonald, Hanley 2:47
2. Jealous
Written-By – Finch, Little, Malie 3:02
3. Doodle-Doo-Doo
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Kassel, Stitzel 2:16
4. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Wenrich, Murphy 2:43
5. The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
Written-By – Kahn, Jones 2:42
6. Muskrat Ramble
Written-By – Ory, Gilbert 2:40

Side 2
1. Mack The Knife
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Brecht, Weill, Blitzstein 3:42
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Razaf, Waller, Brooks 2:35
3. Royal Garden Blues
Written-By – C. Williams, S. Williams 2:22
4. How Come You Do Me Like You Do
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Austin, Bergere 3:32
5. Ja-Da
Written-By – Bob Carleton 2:36
6. Am I Blue?
Vocals – Pee Wee Hunt
Written-By – Clarke, Akst 2:33
 

Herbie Hancock - Future Shock (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:54 | Size: 85.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Rockit 5:22
Bata – Daniel Ponce
Keyboards [DMX], Electronic Drums [Synare], Programmed By [Mini-Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Rhodes Chroma, Mini-Moog, Dr. Click Rhythm Controller], Vocoder [Sennheiser], Keyboards [E-mu 4060 Digital Keyboard] – Herbie Hancock
Turntables – Grandmixer D. ST.
A2. Future Shock 8:02
Backing Vocals – Bernard Fowler
Clavinet, Synthesizer [Memory Moog] – Herbie Hancock
Drums, Bongos – Sly Dunbar
Guitar – Pete Cosey
Lead Vocals – Dwight Jackson Jr.
Synthesizer [Prophet-5, Pro I], Programmed By [Memory Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
A3. TFS 5:15
Keyboards [DMX], Synthesizer [Prophet-5], Electronic Drums [Synare], Programmed By [Mini-Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
Piano, Synthesizer [Rhodes Chroma, Emulator, Dr. Click Rhythm Controller] – Herbie Hancock
 
Side B
B1. Earth Beat 5:10

Bata – Daniel Ponce
Keyboards [DMX], Electronic Drums [Synare], Programmed By [Mini-Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Yamah GS-1, Yamah CE-20, Dr Click Rhythm Controller] – Herbie Hancock
Turntables – Grandmixer D. ST.
B2. Autodrive 6:25
Keyboards [DMX], Electronic Drums [Synare], Electronics [Shortwave], Programmed By [Mini-Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
Piano, Synthesizer [Rhodes Chroma, Mini-Moog, Yamaha GS-1] – Herbie Hancock
B3. Rough 6:57
Backing Vocals – Bernard Fowler, Nicky Skopelitis, Roger Trilling
Drums – Sly Dunbar
Lead Vocals – Lamar Wright
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Alphasyntauri, Emulator] – Herbie Hancock
Synthesizer [Prophet-5] – Michael Beinhorn
Turntables, Voice, Backing Vocals – Grandmixer D. ST.
 
Label - Columbia
 

Henri Rene & His Orchestra - Riot In Rhythm (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:36 | Size: 69.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Whispering (2:25)
02. Oh, Lady Be Good (2:15)
03. Hansel And Preztel (3:19)
04. When Day Is Done (2:31)
05. Time On My Hands (2:15)
07. The Swinging Stars And Stripes (2:25)
08. Mangos (2:52)
09. You're Driving Me Crazy (2:13)
10. Blah-Blah-Blah (2:22)
11. Without A Song (2:18)
12. Every Little Moment (1:55)

Arranged By, Conductor – Henri René
 

Dick Farney - Dick Farney e Seu Jazz Moderno no Auditorio de O Globo (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:18 | Size: 108.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Lady is a Tramp
02. Blue Moon
03. There´s a small hotel
04. The Things We Did Last Summer
05. Lullaby of Birdland
06. Tangerine
07. I'm in the Mood for Love
08. Copacabana
09. Risque
10. Valsa De Uma Cidade

Dick Farney(piano)
Ed Lincoln(bass)
Paulinho(drums)


Dick Farney Trio TWO
Dick Farney(piano)
Bill Horne(melofone)
Ed Lincoln(bass)


Dick Farney Trio THREE
Dick Farney(piano)
Ismael Campiglia(guitar)
Shu(bass)


Dick Farney Quartet
Dick Farney(piano)
Paulo Moura(sax)
Shu(bass)
Rubinho(drums)
 

Al Cohn - The Progressive Al Cohn (1950 & 1953)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:29 | Size: 80.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Infinity (2:53)
2. Groovin' With Gus (2:31)
3. How Long Has This Been Going On (3:10)
4. Let's Get Away From It All (3:05)
5. That's What You Think (Take 1) (4:46)
6. I'm Tellin' Ya (5:57)
7. Jane Street (4:30)
8. Ah-Moore (4:51)
9. That's What You Think (Master) (4:44)

Label: Savoy Jazz SV-0249

1 - 4 (1950) & 5 - 9 (1953)

# 1 - 4:
Al Cohn - tenor sax
George Wallington - piano
Tommy Potter - bass
Tiny Khan - drums


# 5 - 9:
Al Cohn - tenor sax
Nick Travis - trumpet
Horace Silver - piano
Curley Russell - bass
Max Roach - drums
 

2017/08/20

Sonny Stitt - Sonny's Back (1980)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:13 | Size: 77.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Canadian Sunset
2. Sonny's Bounce
3. Soon
4. Dodge City
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. Constellation
7. Streets Of Dreams

Sonny Stitt (as-2,ts) Ricky Ford (ts-1) Barry Harris (p) George Duvivier (b) Leroy Williams (d)

New York, April 7 & July 14, 1980
 
"Sonny Stitt (sticking to tenor on all but one alto feature) uses one of his favorite rhythm sections on this Muse LP (pianist Barry Harris, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Leroy Williams) and for three of the seven selections he welcomes the much younger tenor Ricky Ford; their tradeoffs are quite interesting and end up being a dead heat. Stitt is in fine form throughout this excellent set which consists of four standards, two Stitt originals and a remake of Charlie Parker's "Constellation."
 

Eric Dolphy - Berlin Concerts (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:49 | Size: 156.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Hot House 19:04
2. When The Lights Are Low 13:20
3. Geewee 2:36
4. God Bless The Child 3:15
5. Hi-Fly 14:55
6. The Meeting 5:25
7. I'll Remember April 13:00

Recorded Aug. 30th, 1961 at Funkturm Exhibition Hall, Berlin (with exception of tracks 3/4/6 which were recorded later the same day at the jazz club 'Jazz Saloon' in Berlin).

Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute – Eric Dolphy
Trumpet – Benny Bailey
Piano – Pepsi Auer
Bass – George Joyner
Drums – Buster Smith
 
This two-LP set features the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy mostly stretching out on standards, coming up with very original statements on such songs as "Hot House," "When Lights Are Low," "Hi Fly," "I'll Remember April" and "God Bless the Child" (the latter taken as an unaccompanied bass clarinet solo), in addition to two brief originals. With trumpeter Benny Bailey helping out on half of the selections along with a strong rhythm section, the two-fer would be a perfect introduction for listeners not familiar with Eric Dolphy's innovative style, but this set is very difficult to find.
 

Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1956)


Genre: Jazz / Swing | Total Time: 52:09 | Size: 116.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. They Didn't Believe Me
2. You're Crying
3. Makin' Whoopee
4. Every Time We Say Goodbye
5. But Not For Me
6. Caravan
7. Perdido
8. Never Let Me Go
9. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
10. I'll Close My Eyes
11. Somebody Loves Me
12. I'll Drown In My Tears
13. You Let My Love Grow Cold
14. Bargain Day
15. Relax Max
16. Tears To Burn
17. The Kissing Way Home
18. I Know
 
Label - Verve

Dinah Washington - vocals
Quincy Jones's Orchestra:
Quincy Jones - conductor
Hal McKusick - alto saxophone, flute
Anthony Ortega - alto saxophone
Jerome Richardson, Lucky Thompson - tenor saxophone
Danny Bank - baritone saxophone
Don Elliott - trumpet, mellophone, vibraphone, xylophone, bongo
Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Joe Wilder - trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson - trombone
Tommy Mitchell - bass trombone
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson - piano
Barry Galbraith - guitar
Milt Hinton - bass
Jimmy Crawford, Osie Johnson - drums
 

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine (1953-56)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:36 | Size: 105.48 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) (2:15)
02. Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (3:00)
03. Moonlight Becomes You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) (3:24)
04. This Is Always (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) (3:06)
05. I'm Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz) (3:10)
06. Time After Time (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) (2:44)
07. Sweet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) (3:08)
08. It's Always You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) (3:31)
09. Let's Get Lost (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh) (3:41)
10. Moon Love (André Kostelanetz, Mack David) (3:15)
11. Like Someone in Love (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) (2:23)
12. I've Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) (4:23)
13. Isn't It Romantic? (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) (3:41)
14. I Fall in Love Too Easily (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) (3:18)

Personnel:
Chet Baker - Trumpet, Vocals (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14);
Russ Freeman (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 14), Pete Jolly (tracks: 7) - Piano;
Herb Geller (tracks: 3) - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone;
Jack Montrose (tracks: 3) - Tenor Saxophone;
Bob Gordon (tracks: 3), Bud Shank (tracks: 5) - Baritone Saxophone;
Bob Brookmeyer (tracks: 5) - Valve Trombone;
Bud Shank (tracks: 2, 4) - Flute;
Corky Hale (tracks: 2, 4) - Harp;
Carson Smith (tracks: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14), Red Mitchell (tracks: 2, 4, 13), Joe Mondragon (tracks: 3), Leroy Vinnegar (tracks: 7), Jimmy Bond (tracks: 8, 11, 12), Bob Whitlock (tracks: 13), - Bass;
Bob Neel (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14), Shelly Manne (tracks: 3, 5), Stan Levey (tracks: 7), Peter Littman (tracks: 8, 12), Larry Bunker (tracks: 10), Lawrence Marable (tracks: 11), Bobby White (tracks: 13) - Drums.


Recording 1953 – 1956.

Label: Pacific Jazz Records ‎– CDP 528262 (US)
 

Cecil Brooks III - The Collective (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:11 | Size: 112.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Sketch Is the Key 6:01
2. We'll Be Together Again 5:55
3. Ace Boy (Little Cece) 6:29
4. Sunshine 5:28
5. Are You Real 3:55
6. West Coast Blues 5:30
7. Temptation 3:50
8. We'll Be Together Again [Extended] 11:58

Cecil Brooks III - drums
Greg Osby alto & soprano sax
Gary Thomas - tenor sax
Geri Allen - piano
Lonnie Plaxico - bass


Recorded at The Warehouse Recording Studio, NYC, on March 27, 1989
 
Drummer Cecil Brooks, in the liner notes to this CD, describes the music he created with altoist Greg Osby and tenor-saxophonist Gary Thomas: "We attack the changes; how they're executed is non-traditional. Greg and Gary leave most horn players wondering what they're doing." Their almost nonmelodic styles emphasize rhythmic and harmonic rather than melodic development, the two saxophonists have their own sounds and the logic in their improvisations is both unpredictable and highly original. The versatile pianist Geri Allen fits in well with her contemporaries and both bassist Lonnie Plaxico and Brooks (who contributed two originals) are strong in support of the soloists. The two versions of "We'll Be Together Again," a funky "West Coast Blues" and an intense rendition of "Temptation" serve as excellent examples of this interesting music which was labelled "M-Base" and could be accurately called "free funk."
 

Caterina Valente With Werner Müller And His Orchestra - Love (1972)


Genre: Jazz, Pop | Total Time: 39:22 | Size: 93.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.At Last  
A2.You Go To My Head  
A3.Love  
A4.Little Hands  
A5.How Will I Remember You  
A6.As Time Goes By

 Side B  
B1.The Second Time Around  
B2.Something Missing (L'absent)  
B3.The Look Of Love  
B4.How Beautiful Is Night  
B5.It Never Was You  
B6.Too Soon
 
Label: Decca ‎– PFS 4257
Series: Phase 4 Stereo –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: UK
Released: 1972
 

Caterina Valente And Werner Müller And His Orchestra - Classics With A Chaser (1960)


Genre: Pop, Classical | Total Time: 33:31 | Size: 69.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.Theme From Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23-3:05
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Tchaikovsky
A2.Tonight We Love-2:40
Arranged By – W. Förster
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written-By – Worth, Martin, Austin
A3.Reverie-2:50
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Debussy
A4.My Reverie-2:20
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written-By – Larry Clinton
A5.Theme From Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18-3:35
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Rachmaninoff
A6.Full Moon Empty Arms-2:30
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written-By – Kaye, Mossman

Side B
B1.Polonaise No. 6 In A-Flat, Op. 53-2:35
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Chopin
B2.Till The End Of Time-2:45
Arranged By – H. Ahlisch
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written-By – Kaye, Mossman
B3.Theme From Polovetzian Dances-2:10
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Borodin
B4.Stranger In Paradise-2:25
Arranged By – A. Flor
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written-By – Forrest, Wright
B5.Tchaikovsky's Melody, No. 3, Op. 42-2:35
Arranged By – Werner Müller
Composed By – Tchaikovsky
B6.The Things I Love-2:50
Arranged By – A. Flor
Vocals – Caterina Valente
Written By – Barlon, Harris
 
Label: RCA ‎– LPM-2119, RCA ‎– LPM 2119
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: Germany
Released: 1960
 

Benny Waters - Hurry On Down (1981)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:19 | Size: 140.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Hurry On Down 3:54
2. Up A Lazy River 8:11
3. Topsy 4:08
4. Blue Moon 4:31
5. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:12
6. I'm Beginning To See The Light 5:15
7. As Time Goes By 4:23
8. Lady Be Good 7:11
9. Autumn Leaves 7:16
10. It Had To Be You 3:54
11. Have You Met Miss Jones? 4:34
12. Fuzzy Blues (Take 1) 4:32

Recorded April 21 & 28, 1981

Clarinet, Alto, Tenor Sax, Vocals, Arranged By Benny Waters
Guitar – Paul Sealey
Bass – Erica Howard
Drums – John Cox

 
This CD is a reissue of the JSP LP On the Sunny Side of the Street, though it adds 4 previously unissued tracks. Benny Waters was only 79 at the time of the two studio sessions, and he was active as a performer well into his mid90s, with his final recordings taking place on his 95th birthday at Birdland. With a rhythm section comprised of guitarist Paul Sealey, bassist Erica Howard, and drummer John Cox, he sings Nellie Lutcher's 1940s hit "Hurry on Down" and plays some bluesy alto sax; this number also features brief but effective solos by Sealey and Howard. "Up a Lazy River," making its first appearance, has some tasty clarinet by the leader. Waters' gritty tenor swings hard on "Topsy," another newly added track. The lack of a piano makes no difference to the veteran musician, who is impressive throughout this expanded reissue.
Ken Dryden, AMG

Although he has been professionally active for the better part of eighty years and is almost as old as the century, Benny Waters has largely escaped the attentions of musicologists and jazz theorists. Perhaps this indifference arises from his steady consistency, his unflappable ability to fit into a great variety of musical surroundings and his lack of eccentric behaviour patterns. Sadly for the jazz romantics, Benny neither died young nor ruined his talent with excessive self-indulgence. More relevantly, Benny has never allowed himself to believe that his development as a soloist is complete or attempted to coast along on reputation alone. This album will prove a revelation to those who only know of Benny Waters as a footnote in the jazz history books. They will hear a jazz musician whose creative excursions are always inspired, energetic and entertainingly direct. And one who swings magnificently, too. The album's opener, and title track, Hurry On Down (popularised by Nellie Lutcher) spots Benny's knowingly cheeky vocal before featuring some hot alto and a fluent Sealey chorus. The eight-minute version of Lazy River proves to be a marvellous showcase for Benny's clarinet, limpid at slow tempo, hard-edged and passionate in the quicker passages. There's more good alto. As usual, Edgar Battle's Topsy is a swinger, taken here on tenor. Blue Moon is played at a bounce tempo and comes off well. Sunny Side recalls the Hodges alto style and As Time Goes By is slow tenor balladry at its best. See the Light fairly motors along and Lady Be Good is jump tenor, again with a vocal (dig the lyrics!) while Autumn Leaves is taken as a bossa nova, with tenor and alto both featured. Have You Met Miss Jones is relaxed, the tenor warm and luxuriant, before the closer, an understated impromptu blues, breathy tenor to the fore, rounds out a fine set of performances.
 

2017/08/19

Steve Tibbetts - Safe Journey (1984)


Genre: Jazz, Rock / Fusion | Total Time: 51:36 | Size: 116.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Test
02. Climbing
03. Running
04. Night Again
05. My Last Chance
06. Vision
07. Any Minute
08. Mission
09. Burning Up
10. Going Somewhere

Steve Tibbetts - guitars, kalimba, tapes
Marc Anderson - congas, steel drum, percussion
Bob Hughes - bass
Tim Weinhold - vase
Steve Cochrane - tabla


If one were to compile a list of iconoclastic and innovative guitarists who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, the list would have to include such names as Michael Hedges, Adrian Belew, David Torn and Steve Tibbetts. While Tibbetts is probably the least known of the four, his work is easily on par with that of the others. What makes Tibbetts unique among these is that he is equally prone to playing acoustic and electric guitars. He has released several all-acoustic albums, but most of his albums feature a good mixture of both, as well as judicious use of electronic effects and a heavy reliance on a variety of exotic and familiar percussive instruments. Safe Journey is all of the above in a nutshell. From the scorching electric guitar pyrotechnics of the album opener, "Test," to the eerie ambiance of "Night Again," everything that gives Tibbetts his utterly unique voice is here. Safe Journey is exotic, mysterious, introspective, transcendent and aggressive – sometimes all at once. This makes Safe Journey the Steve Tibbetts album to get if you are only going to get one. If you are like most people who are exposed to Tibbetts' work, however, you will find that one is not nearly enough.
 

Stan Kenton - Artistry In Voices & Brass (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:48 | Size: 83.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Flame (Rugolo, Raskin) - 2:17
02. Moonlove (Kenton, Rogolo, Raskin) - 4:26
03. Painted Rhythm - 3:27
04. These Wonderful Things - 3:30
05. Eager Beaver - 2:25
06. Daydreams in the Night - 2:32
07. Concerto (Of Love) - 5:38
08. Solitaire (Bill Russo, Kenton, Raskin) - 3:54
09. It's Love - 3:15
10. Night Song - 2:21

Stan Kenton - piano
Edwin "Buddy" Baker (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Milt Bernhart (tracks 4-6), Bob Curnow (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Bob Fitzpatrick (tracks 4-6), Kent Larsen (tracks 4-6), Jiggs Whigham (treacks 1-3 & 7-10) - trombone
Jim Amlotte - bass trombone
Dave Wheeler - bass trombone, tuba
Milt Raskin - piano (tracks 4 & 6)
Laurindo Almeida - guitar
Don Bagley (tracks 4-6), John Worster (tracks 1-3 & 7-10) - bass
Dee Barton - drums
Larry Bunker - percussion
Jacqueline Allen (tracks 4-6), Sue Allen, Betty Jane Baker, Earl Brown (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Evangeline Carmichael, Peggy Clark, William Cole, Allan Davies, Jimmy Joyce, Thomas Kenny (tracks 4-6), Bill Lee, Virginia Mancini (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Jay Meyer, Loulie Jean Norman, Bernie Parke, Thurl Ravenscroft (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Charles Schrouder (tracks 4-6), William Stafford (tracks 4-6), Sally Sweetland, George Aliceson Tipton (tracks 1-3 & 7-10), Gloria Wood - vocal chorus
Pete Rugolo - arranger, conductor


Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA on April 19, 1963 (tracks 4-6) and September 10, 1963 (tracks 1-3 & 7-10).
 

Maynard Ferguson - Maynard Ferguson Sextet (1967)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:52 | Size: 101.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. To And Fro (7:28)
02. I Can't Get Started (4:00)
03. Polecat (12:15)
04. Who Can I Turn To (3:18)
05. My Sister (5:10)
06. Over The Rainbow (3:48)
07. Summertime 'Revisited' (8:40)

Trumpet – Maynard Ferguson
Alto Sax – John Christie
Tenor Sax – Brian Barley
Piano – Art Maiste
Bass – Buddy Fasano
Drums – Ronny Page


Recording Date: May 19, 1967.
Canadian Pavilion, Expo '67, Montreal.
 

Manfred Schoof Quintet - Scales (1976)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:53 | Size: 108.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Scales
A2. Ostinato
 
Side B
B1. For Marianne
B2. Weep And Cry (Composed By – Ralf R. Hübner)
B3. Flowers All Over (Composed By – Jasper Van't Hof)

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Composed By Manfred Schoof (A1-B1)
Bass Clarinet - Michel Pilz
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ - Jasper Van't Hof
Bass - Günter Lenz
Drums - Ralf Hübner


Recorded August 1976 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg.
Label: Japo Records.
 

Jack Teagarden & Jonah Jones - Old Timey Jazz (1979)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:47 | Size: 74.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Milenburg Joys
2. Davenport Blues
3. The Original Dixieland One Stop
4. High Society
5. Misery And The Blues
6. Stars Fell On Alabama
7. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
8. Beale Street Blues
9. Down By The Riverside
10. The Sheik Of Araby

One of the classic giants of jazz, Jack Teagarden was not only the top pre-bop trombonist (playing his instrument with the ease of a trumpeter) but one of the best jazz singers too. He was such a fine musician that younger brother Charlie (an excellent trumpeter) was always overshadowed. Jack started on piano at age five (his mother Helen was a ragtime pianist), switched to baritone horn, and finally took up trombone when he was ten. Teagarden worked in the Southwest in a variety of territory bands (most notably with the legendary pianist Peck Kelley) and then caused a sensation when he came to New York in 1928. His daring solos with Ben Pollack caused Glenn Miller to de-emphasize his own playing with the band, and during the late-'20s/early Depression era, "Mr. T." recorded frequently with many groups including units headed by Roger Wolfe Kahn, Eddie Condon, Red Nichols, and Louis Armstrong ("Knockin' a Jug"). His versions of "Basin Street Blues" and "Beale Street Blues" (songs that would remain in his repertoire for the remainder of his career) were definitive. Teagarden, who was greatly admired by Tommy Dorsey, would have been a logical candidate for fame in the swing era but he made a strategic error. In late 1933, when it looked as if jazz would never catch on commercially, he signed a five-year contract with Paul Whiteman. Although Whiteman's Orchestra did feature Teagarden now and then (and he had a brief period in 1936 playing with a small group from the band, the Three T's, with his brother Charlie and Frankie Trumbauer), the contract effectively kept Teagarden from going out on his own and becoming a star. It certainly prevented him from leading what would eventually became the Bob Crosby Orchestra.

In 1939, Jack Teagarden was finally "free" and he soon put together a big band that would last until 1946. However, it was rather late to be organizing a new orchestra (the competition was fierce) and, although there were some good musical moments, none of the sidemen became famous, the arrangements lacked their own musical personality, and by the time it broke up Teagarden was facing bankruptcy. The trombonist, however, was still a big name (he had fared quite well in the 1940 Bing Crosby film The Birth of the Blues) and he had many friends. Crosby helped Teagarden straighten out his financial problems, and from 1947-1951 he was a star sideman with Louis Armstrong's All-Stars; their collaborations on "Rocking Chair" are classic. After leaving Armstrong, Teagarden was a leader of a steadily working sextet throughout the remainder of his career, playing Dixieland with such talented musicians as brother Charlie, trumpeters Jimmy McPartland, Don Goldie, Max Kaminsky, and (during a 1957 European tour) pianist Earl Hines. Teagarden toured the Far East during 1958-1959, teamed up one last time with Eddie Condon for a television show/recording session in 1961, and had a heartwarming (and fortunately recorded) musical reunion with Charlie, sister/pianist Norma, and his mother at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival. He died from a heart attack four months later and has yet to be replaced.
 

Gene Ammons With Joe Newman & Jack McDuff - Twisting The Jug (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:06 | Size: 83.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Twisting The Jug (4:40)
2.Born To Be Blue (7:20)
3.Satin Doll (6:46)
4.Moten Swing (4:59)
5.Stormy Monday Blues (8:42)
6.Down The Line (5:43)

Recorded At Rudy Van Gelder Studio,Englewood Cliffs,NJ,November 28, 1961

Gene Ammons - tenor sax
Joe Newman - trumpet
Brother Jack McDuff - organ
Wendell Marshall - bass
Walter Perkins - drums
Ray Barretto - conga
 

Frank Rosolino - Free For All (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:53 | Size: 134.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Love For Sale (5:53)
2.Twilight (3:50)
3.Don't Take Your Love Frome Me (5:23)
4.Chrisdee (4:24)
5.Stardust (5:07)
6.Free For All (4:42)
7.There Is No Greater Love (4:34)
8.Sneakyoso (6:51)
9.Chrisdee(alt.take) (4:27)
10.Don't Take Your Love Frome Me(alt.take) (7:26)
11.There Is No Greater Love(alt.take) (5:16)

Recorded At Radio Recorders, Hollywood,December 22'1958

Frank Rosolino - trombone
Harold Land - tenor sax
Victor Feldman - piano
Leroy Vinnegar - bass
Stan Levey - drums
 

Francis Bay & His Orchestra - The Brussels World's Fair Salutes Glenn Miller (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:39 | Size: 71.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Saint Louis Blues March (3:28)
02. At Last (2:38)
03. Sleepy Town Train (3:18)
04. In The Mood (3:12)
05. Yesterday's Gardenias (3:15)
06. American Patrol (3:17)
07. I Know Why (2:47)
08. Tuxedo Junction (3:23)
09. Rhapsody In Blue (3:23)
10. Adios (3:02)

Alto Saxophone – Jef Verhaegen
Clarinet – Jef Verhaegen
Conductor – Francis Bay
Guitar – Freddy Saunder
Piano – John Evans
Tenor Saxophone – Benny Couroyer
Trumpet – Charlie Knegtel
 

Duke Jordan - Flight To Jordan (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:46 | Size: 109.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Flight to Jordan
02. Star Brite
03. Squawkin’
04. Deacon Joe
05. Split Quick
06. Si-Joya
07. Diamond Stud *
08. I Should Care *
* bonus on CD. Only
 
Duke Jordan – Piano
Dizzy Reece – Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine – Tenor Sax
Reginald Workman – Bass
Art Taylor – Drums
 
Label - Blue Note Records
Recorded on August 4, 1960 at theVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Duke Jordan, who played regularly with the Charlie Parker Quintet in 1947, has long been known as a superior bebop pianist whose style was touched by the genius of Bud Powell’s innovations. This quintet album (which also features trumpeter Dizzy Reece and the young tenor Stanley Turrentine) gave Jordan an opportunity to record six of his originals and, although none became as well-known as his “Jordu,” the music has plenty of strong melodies and variety. This is one of Duke Jordan’s better recordings and is quite enjoyable.
 

David Friedman ‎- Of The Wind´s Eye (1981)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:50 | Size: 94.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Mr.Close 4:06
2 Fonque 8:45
3 For Now 6:34
4 A Swiss Celebration 8:53
5 For In One 4:28
6 A Unicorn In Captivity, Part II 6:59

Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion – David Friedman
Soprano Sax – Jane Ira Bloom
Bass – Harvie Swartz
Drums – Daniel Humair


Recorded at Studio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, July 2nd & 3rd, 1981.

Enja Records – 3089 / Ward Records – VQCT-10004
 

Chet Baker - Boppin' With The Chet Baker Quintet (1965)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:06 | Size: 91.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Go-Go 4:32
2 Lament For The Living 7:00
3 Pot Luck 8:14
4 Bud's Blues 6:17
5 Romas 6:52
6 On A Misty Night 7:33

Personnel: Chet Baker – flugelhorn; George Coleman – tenor saxophone; Kirk Lightsey – piano; Herman Wright – bass; Roy Brooks – drums.

Recording Date: Aug 23, 1965 - Aug 25, 1965
 
In 1964, trumpeter Chet Baker returned to the United States after five sometimes-traumatic years spent overseas (which included a long stay in an Italian jail for drug abuse). Baker recorded prolifically during his first 14 months back in the States, including a set for Colpix, two records for Limelight, and, in a busy three-day period, five albums for Prestige titled Groovin’’ , Comin’’ On, Cool Burnin’‘, Smokin’‘, and Boppin’’ With the Chet Baker Quintet…

The Prestige sets have been long overlooked and only partially reissued in the past, but in 1997 they reappeared as three CDs. Teamed up with tenorman George Coleman (fresh from his notable period with Miles Davis), the young pianist Kirk Lightsey (who sometimes takes solo honors), and the supportive bass-drums team of Herman Wright and Roy Brooks, Baker (sticking exclusively to flugelhorn) is heard throughout in top form. Although his cool style was very much intact (sometimes hinting strongly at both Miles Davis and Shorty Rogers), Baker also plays with surprising fire in spots.
 

Buddy DeFranco Quartet Feat. Martin Taylor - On Tour • UK (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:15:34 | Size: 169.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Love For Sale
2. Autumn Leaves
3. What's New
4. Just Friends

Buddy DeFranco - clarinet
Martin Taylor - guitar
Peter Ind - bass
Tony McLennon - drums


Recording Date: September 28, 1983.
 

Bill Hardman Sextet - What's Up (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:30 | Size: 148.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Full'er Up (5:25)
2.I Should Care (9:22)
3.Whisper Not (8:20)
4.Straight Ahead (10:31)
5.P.B. (7:10)
6.Like Someone In Love (8:57)
7.Yo What's Up (7:42)
8.Rooms Blues (10:03)

Recorded July 7,1989

Bill Hardman - trumpet
Junior Cook - tenor sax
Robin Eubanks - trombone
Mickey Tucker - piano
Paul Brown - bass
Leroy Williams - drums
 

The Dick Hyman Trio - Swings (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:51 | Size: 145.75 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Dancing Tambourine
2. Sleep
3. If I Had You
4. We're In The Money
5. Pleasure
6. The Way You Look To-Night

Side 2
1. Love Is The Sweetest Thing
2. Thou Swell
3. All Too Soon
4. Topsy
5. (Lookie Lookie Lookie) Here Comes Cookie
6. Marv

Dick Hyman, organ, piano
Eddie Safranski, bass
Don Lamond, drums
 

Roy Haynes With Phineas Newborn & Paul Chambers - We Three (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:29 | Size: 121.03 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Relection 4:26
2. Sugar Ray 6:27
3. Solitaire 8:57
4. After Hours 11:24
5. Sneakin' Around 4:28
6. Tadd's Delight 4:02

Bass – Paul Chambers (3)
Drums – Roy Haynes
Piano – Phineas Newborn


Recorded in Hackensack, NJ; November 14, 1958

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJCCD-196-2, New Jazz ‎– NJ-8210
 
We Three, recorded in a single session on November 14, 1958, was the first American studio date as a bandleader for the diminutive and legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, although with pianist Phineas Newborn on board (along with bassist Paul Chambers), it really is a set dominated by Newborn, whose busy, two-handed technique here works in tandem balance with Haynes' cool refinement. Newborn was all about amazing and dazzling piano runs that on some dates created simply too much flash and clutter to allow pieces to flow and breathe properly, but Haynes has always been about grace and flow throughout his career (if a drummer's style can said to be elegant, Haynes fits the bill), and here he rubs off on Newborn, who exercises just enough restraint to keep him in the proper orbit, resulting in a fine album. Highlights include the easy, pure swing of the opener, a version of Ray Bryant's "Reflection," a wonderful and bluesy rendition of Avery Parrish's "After Hours" (which finds Newborn in perfect balance between explosive ornamentation and smooth functionality), and a jaunty, fun spin through Newborn's own "Sugar Ray," a tribute to boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. This trio had a brief recording career together, but as this solid set shows, they made the best of it.