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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Brown - The Genius Of Ray Brown (1974)

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

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

Monk Montgomery - Reality (1974)

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

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

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

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

Dave Grusin - Kaleidoscope (1964)

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

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

Label: Legacy Records – 88985308452 (EU 2016)

Al Hirt - Trumpet & Strings (1961-62)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe Pass - guitar

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Grusin - Discovered Again! Plus (1976)

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

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

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

The Ink Spots - Street Of Dreams (1954)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rufus Thomas - That Woman Is Poison! (1988)

Genre: Funk / Soul, Blues | Total Time: 37:07 | Size: 84.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. That Woman Is Poison! 5:11
2. I Just Got To Know 3:20
3. Big Fine Hunk Of Woman 5:47
4. Blues In The Basement 4:14

Side 2
1. Somebody's Got To Go 6:01
2. Breaking My Back 6:02
3. The Walk 2:57
4. All Night Worker 3:25

Bass – Loui Villeri
Bass, Producer, Saxophone [Baritone] – Bob Greenlee
Drums – Danny Best
Guitar – Bryan Bassett, Ernie Lancaster
Harmonica – Kenny Neal
Keyboards – Lucky Peterson
Tenor Saxophone – Buzz Montslinger
Tenor Saxophone [Solos] – Noble "Thin Man" Watts
Trumpet – Sylvester Polk
Vocals – Rufus Thomas

Moacyr Silva - Sax Sensacional Nº 2 (1961)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:16 | Size: 83.83 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Não Foi a Saudade (Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
02. April In Paris (Duke / Harburg)
03 . Teus Encantos (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
04. Speak Low (Kurt Weill / Nash)
05. Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
06. Bill (From Show Boat) (Kern / O. Hammerstein II / Wodehouse)
07. Hey There (Adler / Ross)
08. O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
09. Laura (Mercer / Raksin)
10. Vem Hoje (Moacyr Silva / Antônio Maria)
11. Silk Stockings (Cole Porter)
12. Sincopado Triste (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)

Moacyr Silva (tenor sax)
Chaim Lewak (piano)
Paulinho Baterista (drums)
Jorge Marinho (bass)
Geraldo, Rubens Bassini (percussion)

Louis Jordan - Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 1 (1973)

Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 31:56 | Size: 82.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
Written-By – D. Darling, M. Gabler, V. Horton 2:45
2. Caldonia
Written By – F. Charrosin 2:41
3. Let The Good Times Roll
Written-By – Moore, S. Thread 2:37
4. I Got The Walkn' Blues
Written By – D. Harris
Written-By – J. Otis, S. Otis 3:05
5. Saturday Night Fish Fry
Written-By – E. Walsh, L. Jordan 5:13

Side 2
1. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Written-By – Kramer, Whitney 3:00
2. Beans And Cornbread
Written By – Clark
Written-By – Moore 3:00
3. Outskirts Of Town
Written-By – Razaf, Weldon 3:13
4. Helping Hand
Written-By – E. Sanford, J. Townsend 3:24
5. I'm A Good Thing
Written-By – Damita Jo 2:45

Drums, Piano – Johnny Otis
Guitar, Bass, Organ, Piano, Engineer – Shuggie Otis
Saxophone [Tenor] – Irv Cox
Trumpet – Bob Mitchell
Vocals, Saxophone [Alto] – Louis Jordan
This album in fact contains Louis Jordan's last recordings, since he died on February 4 1975 at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. he was 66.

Hugo Heredia - Mananita Pampera (1976)

Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 41:10 | Size: 91.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Mananita Pampera 1:26
A2. El Beto 7:59
A3. Have You Met Miss? 9:20
A4. El Beto II 0:44
Side B
B1. Tunita 8:39
B2. Carmen Pequena 4:09
B3. Al Bebbe Guia 9:02
Label - Côte D'Azur (France)
Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany in October 9-10, 1976

Hugo Heredia – Alto, Tenor, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Written by
Horace Parlan - Piano
Peter Frei - Bass
Peter Schmidlin - Drums, Percussion
Ivanir Mandrake Do Nascimento - Congas, Percussion
Private latin jazz funk fusion album only released in France by saxophonist / flutist Hugo Heredia on tiny label Côte d'Azur. Raw latin rhythms underpinning some furious jazzy solo this will leave even the most demanding listener sated. Some splendid extended theme like "El Beto", "Al Bebbe Guia". Check the soundclip and don't miss it, near impossible to find!
Oh! And Horace Parlan is on piano!

Bud Powell Trio - At The Golden Circle Vol. 5 (1962)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:09 | Size: 92.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Hot House (7:54)
02. This Is No Laughin' Matter (8:32)
03. 52nd Street Theme (4:07)
04. Straight No Chaser (20:00)
05. Thanks By Bud Powell (0:35)

Bass – Torbjörn Hultcrantz
Drums – Sune Spångberg
Piano – Bud Powell

Recorded April 23, 1962.

Aura - Aura (1979)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 32:53 | Size: 76.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. I'll Remember You
A2. Let Go, It's Over
A3. Magic Lover
A4. Yesterday's Love
Side B
B1. No Beginning, No End
B2. Short And Sweet
B3. Winds Of Love
B4. Let Me Say Dis About Dat
Label: Aloha Got Soul.
Released: 01 Sep 2016

Bandcamp exclusive: includes bonus track “Can’t Waste No Time”.
Having teased us with a reissued 45 a few months back, Aloha Got Soul now present Aura's full and only album. Hawaiian soul legends who really should have experienced much more spotlight time, their laid back disco soul still punches with raw funk and finesse almost 40 years later. The insane doubled-up bass runs and tight horns of "Magic Lover", the turbo disco struts of "I'll Remember You", the fly-by-night, freeform psychedelia of "No Beginning, No End" and the hazy jazz horn swirls of "Winds Of Love". The whole body of work captures of picture perfect moment in soul that's been criminally overlooked for decades.

Arnett Cobb - Jumpin' At The Woodside (1974)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:19 | Size: 153.84 MB | MP3 320 kbps

01. Jumpin' At The Woodside (05:43)
02. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (06:46)
03. Blues For The Hot Club De France (07:06)
04. I Want A Little Girl (06:54)
05. Jumpin' In France (07:11)
06. Salty Mama Blues (06:11)
07. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (09:01)
08. Take The "A" Train (07:25)
09. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (*) (06:49)
10. Swingin' Mama (*) (04:13)
11. Drums Solo(*) (00:50)

(*) Unissued Bonus Track

Arnett Cobb (ts)
Lloyd Glenn (p)
Tiny Grimes (g, vcl)
Roland Lobligeois (b)
Panama Francis (d)

Recorded May 21, 1974 in Paris.


Phil Woods, Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell - Three For All (1981)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:30 | Size: 93.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Reet's Neet (Tommy Flanagan) (7:18)
02. It's Time To Emulate The Japanese (Red Mitchell) (7:38)
03. Talking (Red Mitchell) (4:42)
04. Three For All (Tommy Flanagan) (6:43)
05. You're Me (Red Mitchell) (5:44)
06. Goodbye Mr. Evans (Phil Woods) (7:54)

Phil Woods - alto saxophone, clarinet;
Tommy Flanagan - piano;
Red Mitchell - bass.

Recorded at Sound Ideas Studio, New York City on January 6th and 7th, 1981.

Label: Enja Records ‎– 3081 (US) / Enja ‎– CD 3081-2 (Austria 1989)

Weather Report - Mr. Gone (1978)

Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 37:26 | Size: 94.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Pursuit Of The Woman With The Feathered Hat (Josef Zawinul) (5:00)
02. River People (Jaco Pastorius) (4:49)
03. Young And Fine (Josef Zawinul) (6:54)
04. The Elders (Wayne Shorter) (4:20)
05. Mr. Gone (Josef Zawinul) (5:20)
06. Punk Jazz (Jaco Pastorius) (5:07)
07. Pinocchio (Wayne Shorter) (2:25)
08. And Then (Josef Zawinul, Guest) (3:20)

Josef Zawinul - Rhodes 88 electric piano (modified by Alan Howarth), two ARP 2600 synthesizers, Oberheim polyphonic synthesizer, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizer (programmed by Alan Howarth and Josef Zawinul), Mu-Tron Bi-Phase and Mu-Tron Volume Wah effects, kalimbas, thumbeki drums, sleigh bells, melodica, high hat, voice, acoustic piano;
Jaco Pastorius - Bass;
Josef Zawinul (tracks: 5, 7) - Bass [Oberheim];
Josef Zawinul - Keyboards (tracks: 1 to 6, 8)
Wayne Shorter - Soprano Saxophone (tracks: 1, 2, 6)
Wayne Shorter - Tenor Saxophone (tracks: 3 to 8)
Jaco Pastorius (tracks: 1,2), Peter Erskine (tracks: 1,3,7), Steve Gadd (tracks: 3,8), Tony Williams (tracks: 5,6) - Drums.
Jon Lucien, Manolo Badrena, - Voice (track 1)
Deniece Williams - Voice (track 8)

Recorded at Devonshire Sound, North Hollywood, California.

Label: Columbia – 468208-2 (EU 1991)

Ricky Ford - Interpretations (1982)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:03 | Size: 89.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Interpretations Opus 5
A2. Moon Mist
A3. Se Aabba (Interpretations Opus 3)
Side B
B1. Fix Or Repair Daily (Interpretations Opus 6)
B2. Lady A (Interpretations Opus 1)
B3. Bostonova (Interpretations Opus 2)
B4. Dexter

Ricky Ford: Tenor Saxophone
John Hicks: Piano
Walter Booker: Bass
Jimmy Cobb: Drums
Wallace Roney Trumpet (A1, A3, B1)
Bobby Watson: Alto Saxophone (A1, A3, B1)

Recorded February 22nd 1982
Other than Mercer Ellington's "Moon Mist" and a remake of his "Dexter," Ricky Ford performs five originals in his "Opus" series (none of which caught on) during this enjoyable advanced hard bop LP. The music is straight-ahead but unpredictable, with Ford joined by pianist John Hicks, bassist Walter Booker, drummer Jimmy Cobb and (on three of the seven numbers) trumpeter Wallace Roney and altoist Bobby Watson.

Richard 'Groove' Holmes - Book Of The Blues Vol.1 (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:51 | Size: 104.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.See See Rider
2.Organ Grinder
3.I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
4.Mean Old Frisco Blues
5.I’m Gonna Move On The Outskirt Of Town
6.Your Red Wagon
7.How Long, How Long Blues
8.In The Dark
9.Roll ‘Em Pete
10.Blues For Big Fred (Bonus track)
11.Please Send Me Someone To Love (Bonus track)
12.Tobacco Road (Bonus track)
Label - Warner Brothers Records

Richard Holmes - Hammond-B3
George Randall - Drums
Gene Edwards - Guitar
This 1964 date pairs organist Richard "Groove" Holmes with an uncredited studio big band for a set of funky steamers. Onzy Matthews arranged and conducted the band that overdoes it in extremis, making it all sound overly dramatic and cheesy. Holmes, however, was in fine form here and his performance is flawless. Readings of "See See Rider," "Your Old Wagon," and "Roll 'Em Pete," would have been stellar if the accompaniment had been fitting. This disc is for Holmes completists only.

Hank Jones - Complete Original Trio Recordings (1953-61)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:18:41 | Size: 185.09 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Medley (You Go to My Head) (Coots, Gillespie) 2:49
02. Thad's Pad (Jones) 2:59
03. Things Are So Pretty in the Spring (Jones, Jones, Harris) 3:40
04. Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Hart) 2:48
05. Odd Number (Jones) 3:33
06. We're All Together (Jones) 4:10
07. Odd Number (Jones) 4:33
08. We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together (Manners, Sour) 4:52
09. Now's the Time (Parker) 3:32
10. Cyrano (Cadena) 5:19
11. There's a Small Hotel (Rodgers, Hart) 8:15
12. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart) 5:54
13. When the Hearts Are Young (Goodman, Romberg) 4:17
14. Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Hart) 5:37
15. Pretty Brown (Wilkins) 3:33
16. Four and Six (Nelson) 5:00
17. The Party's Over (Comden, Green, Styne) 4:24
18. Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Rodgers, Hart) 3:21
Label - Lonehill Jazz, Spain
Recorded: 1953-1961

Hank Jones - p
Charles Mingus - b
Max Roach - dr

Recorded in New York, on April 29, 1953.
Originally taken from the LP "Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz" (Debut DEB 198).

Hank Jones - p
Johnny Smith - g
Ray Brown - b

Recorded in New York, on September 4, 1953.
Originally issued as Hank Jones "Urbanity" (Clef MGC 707 / Verve MGV 8091).

Hank Jones - p
Wendell Marshall - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded in New York, August 4, 1955.
Originally issued as Kenny Clarke "The Trio" (Savoy MG 12023).

[#14] features the same band and place but recorded on November 3, 1955. Taken from Hank Jones "Bluebird" (Savoy MG 12053).

Bonus tracks
Hank Jones - p
Art Davis - b
Elvin Jones - dr

Recorded in New York, July 11, 1961.
Taken from the original Elvin Jones LP "Elvin! (Riverside RLP 409).

Hank Jones - p
Aaron Bell - b
Ed Thigpen - dr

Recorded in New York, June 20, 1958.
Taken from the original Aaron Bell LP "After the Party's Over" (RCA Victor LPM-1876).

Hank Jones - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Charlie Smith - dr

Recorded in New York, on August 22, 1956.
Taken from the original 12" LP "Discoveries" (Savoy SJL 1172)
I deeply recommend this collection, all of the songs are brilliant.

Gunter Oppenheimer - Die Schräge Drahtkommode (1966)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:26 | Size: 74.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Die Liebe Ist Ein Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln
Written-By – Stüwe
A2. Das Lied Vom Alten Plattenschrank
Written-By – Seeger
A3. In Einer Kleinen Schenke Dicht Am Hafen
Written-By – Wehding
A4. Pech Für Mich
Written-By – Siebholz
A5. Was Willst Du Denn In Rio
Written-By – Hermann
A6. Charleston-Charlott
Written-By – Kneifel
A7. Wiederseh'n
Written-By – Schöne

Side 2
B1. Gieß Kein Bier In's Klavier
Written-By – Oppenheimer
B2. Ich Lieb' Dich
Written-By – Nier
B3. Ricki-ticki-tim
Written-By – Kähne
B4. Stadtpfeifer-Parade
Written-By – Kiesant
B5. Ein Altes Karussell
Written-By – Oppenheimer
B6. In Der Bar "Zum Langen Jan"
Written-By – Mai
B7. Gute Nacht, Lieber Mann Am Klavier
Written-By – Natschinski

Banjo – Dieter Resch
Bass – Peter Sterzel
Clarinet – Horst Schütze
Drums – Günter Kiesant
Piano – Günter Oppenheimer
Günter Oppenheimer (1924 - 9 October 2003 in Leipzig) was a German composer, pianist, conductor and arranger.

In 1947 he was one of the founding members of the dance orchestra of Leipzig, conducted by Kurt Henkels. In addition to Oppenheimer, such well-known musicians as Rolf Kühn (clarinet), Walter Eichenberg (trumpet) and Fips Fleischer (drums) were among the original members of the orchestra, and the trumpeter Horst "Hackel" Fischer was a member of the orchestra for several years. The Leipzig Big Band quickly became one of the best-known and most popular in the East of Germany, but was also popular in the West of the divided country.

Oppenheimer's profile in the orchestra was not only an instrumentalist, but also a composer and arranger. In the 1960s he founded his own orchestra, later he also conducted a jazz trio and a choir.

Das Bar Trio - Sterne Ihrer Zeit: Original-Aufnahmen (1938-43)

Genre: Jazz / Easy Listening | Total Time: 31:26 | Size: 55.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Lieber Sonnenschein
Written By [A. D. Operette "liebe Auf Den Ersten Brick"] – Kramer
2. A Tisket A Tasket
Written-By – Fitzgerald
3. Dein Goldenes Herz
Written By – Weiss
4. Ti.Pi-Tin
Written-By – Grever
5. Some Of These Days
Written By – Brooks
6. Ja, Ja, Dreimal Ja
Written-By – Deltour

Side 2
1. Immer Vergnügt
Written-By – Kreuder
2. Auf Dem Spiegelblanken Parkett
Written-By – Deloof
3. The Flat Floot Floogie
Written-By – Green, Gaillard
4. Mit Der Liebe Spielt Man Nicht
Written-By – Arnolds, Igelhoff
5. Caravan
Written-By – Ellington
6. Whistle While You Work
Written-By – Churchill, Morey

Accordion – Kubi Kretschma
Celesta – Guus Jansen (tracks: A1)
Guitar – Hans Belle
Piano – Bert Waldemar (tracks: A2, A5, B3, B5, B6), Kurt Basel (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6 to B2, B4)


Aretha Franklin - Aretha In Paris (Enregistrement Public A L'Olympia) (1968)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 40:59 | Size: 283.19 MB | FLAC
Side A
A1.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction-2:35
A2.Don't Let Me Lose This Dream-2:22
A3.Soul Serenade-2:30
A4.Night Life-3:10
A5.Baby, I Love You-2:39
A7.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman-2:37

Side B
B1.Come Back Baby-2:29
B2.Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)-2:18
B3.Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)-2:47
B4.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)-2:47
B5.Chain Of Fools-2:45
Label: Atlantic ‎– 920058
Series: Super Panache
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1968

Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold (1969)

Genre: Soul | Total Time: 40:08 | Size: 95.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)-2:47
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon
A2.Do Right Woman - Do Right Man-3:15
Written-By – Chips Moman, Dan Penn
Written-By – Otis Redding
A4.Dr. Feelgood-3:18
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
A5.Baby, I Love You-2:39
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon
A6.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman-2:37
Written-By – Goffin - King, Wexler
A7.Chain Of Fools-2:45
Written-By – Don Covay
Side B
B1.Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)-2:18
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
B2.Ain't No Way-4:12
Written-By – Carolyn Franklin
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
B4.You Send Me-2:25
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B5.The House That Jack Built-2:18
Written-By – Bobby Lance, Fran Robbins
B6.I Say A Little Prayer-3:30
Written-By – Burt Bacharach - Hal David
B7.See Saw-2:42
Written-By – Don Covay, Steve Cropper
Label: Atlantic
Country: US

Gerry Mulligan New Sextet - Idol Gossip (1976)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:16 | Size: 87.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Idol Gossip
2. Strayhorn 2
3. Walk On Water
4. Waltzing Mathilda
5. Out Back of the Barn
6. North Atlantic Run
7. Taurus Moon
Label - Chiaroscuro Records

Gerry Mulligan - Baritone & Soprano Sax
Dave Samuels - Vibes
Mike Santiago - Guitar
Tom Fay - Piano
George Duvivier - Bass
Bobby Rosengarden – Drums
This somewhat forgotten studio session finds Gerry Mulligan, 25 years after he first acheived fame with his quartet, playing six of his fairly recent compositions along with a version of "Waltzing Mathilda." With vibraphonist Dave Samuels and a four-piece rhythm section accompanying him, Mulligan performs such songs as "Walk on the Water," "Idol Gossip" and "Strayhorn 2;" the latter a reworking of his "Song for Strayhorn." Jeru proves to still be in prime form and plays a bit of soprano sax on this date along with his distinctive baritone.

George Howard - Reflections (1988)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Funk | Total Time: 48:06 | Size: 124.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Too Bad
02. Reflections
03. Funk It Out
04. One Love
05. Late Night
06. Love Will Conquer
07. Let's Pretend
08. Attitude
09. I Like This Groove

George Howard (Soprano sax, keyboards, drums, synths, drum machine); Paul Jackson Jr. (Guitar, keyboards, synth, bass, drum machine); Stanley Clarke (Bass); George Duke (Synclavier); Paulinho Da Costa (Percussion, congas); Nathan East (Bass); Munyungo Jackson (Timbales, bongos); Freddie Washington (Bass); Jeff Lorber (Acoustic piano solo on track 9); Brad Buxer (Keyboards); Robert Brookins (Keyboards, synths, bass, drum machine); Ray Fuller (Guitar); Leonard Gibbs (Percussion); Kevin Chokan (Acoustic guitar); Ollie Brown (Drums); Rayford Griffin (Drums, keyboards, drum machine); Johnny Gill (Lead vocals on track 4); Sekou Bunch (Bass); Ron Kersey (Clavinet); Mark Stephens (Keyboards); Alfie Silas, Roy Galloway, Lynn Davis, Carl Carlwell, Alexandra Brown, Philip Ingram (Background vocals).

MCA Records ‎– MCAD-42145

Sanford Gold - Piano d'Or (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:14 | Size: 70.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. In A Sentimental Mood
02. Out Of Nowhere
03. I'll Remember April
04. Penthouse Serenade
05. Wait Till You See Her
06. Autumn In New York
07. The Ladies
08. Maxine
09. Pretty Bird
10. One Minute Of Music
11. Number 13
12. Midtown

Piano – Sanford Gold

Milt Buckner - Play Chords (1966)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:18 | Size: 94.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Feelin' Sorta Villingen
2. Chitlins a la Carte
3. Cute
4. Alec Lovejoy
5. I Only Have Eyes for You
6. Pick Yourself Up
7. Robbins Nest
8. Hamp's Boogie Woogie
9. Saba's House Party
10. Yours Is My Heart Alone
Label - MPS

Milt Buckner - Organ, Piano
Jimmy Woode - Bass
Jo Jones - Drums
Milt Buckner and his locked-hands & parallel-chords technique.


Sonny Rollins - The Solo Album (1985)

Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 56:17 | Size: 130.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Soloscope Part 1 (28:18)
02. Soloscope Part 2 (27:59)

Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone

Recorded in concert in The Sculpture Garden of The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; July 19, 1985.

Label: Original Jazz Classics – OJCCD 956-2 (Germany 1997) / Milestone Records ‎– M-9137 (US 1985)

Paz - Paz Are Back (1980)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:46 | Size: 105.58 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Laying Eggs 6:17
2 Horrors 8:44
3 A.C./D.C. 3:54
4 Where Is Ron? 4:31
5 Moonchild 5:28
6 I Can't Remember 6:55
7 Iron Works 4:29
8 The Everywhere Calypso 2:58
9 Dancing In The Dark 3:27

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Panpipes – Ray Warleigh
Bass, Double Bass – Ron Mathewson
Drums – Frank Gibson (2)
Guitar – Ed Speight
Percussion – Chris Fletcher, Simon Morton
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Geoff Castle
Timbales – Martin Drew

Recorded in London during the Summer of 1980.

Spotlite Records ‎– SPJ 518

АL Cohn, Chuck Wayne, Gerry Mulligan, Don Joseph - Three Leaders, One Sideman: A Tribute To The Poetry Of Don Joseph (1954-57)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:19:48 | Size: 182.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I’ve Found a New Baby (Palmer-Williams) 2:59
02. Moroccan Blues (Al Cohn) 3:05
03. Old Gold (Milt Gold) 2:23
04. Golden Touch (Quincy Jones) 2:53
05. What a Difference a Day Made (Maria Grever) 3:25
06. Embraceable You (G. & I. Gershwin) 4:36
07. How About You? (Freed-Lane) 3:45
08. Lover Man (Davis-Ramirez-Sherman) 4:20
09. Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 5:05
10. Mullenium (Gerry Mulligan) 5:58
—Solos: Mulligan, Joseph, Brookmeyer, Sims
11. All the Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein II) 5:40
—Solos: Mulligan, Konitz, Joseph
12. Thruway (Gerry Mulligan) 8:26
—Solos: Mulligan (p, bs), Lloyd, Brookmeyer, Joseph, Sims, Konitz
13. Jackie’s Blues (Jackie Paris) 6:51
14. Buzzy (Charlie Parker) 10:12
15. Whooz Blues (Dave Schildkraut) 9:42

Personnel on #1-4: AL COHN Sextet
Don Joseph, cornet; Milt Gold, trombone; Al Cohn, tenor sax; John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Art Mardigan, drums.

Recorded in New York City, May 20, 1954

Personnel on #5-7: CHUCK WAYNE Sextet
Don Joseph, cornet; Caesar Di Mauro, tenor sax; Eddie Costa, piano & vibes; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums.

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio “A,” New York City, July 22, 1957

Personnel on #8-9: CHUCK WAYNE Sextet
Don Joseph, trumpet; Gene Quill, alto sax; Caesar Di Mauro, tenor sax; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Sonny Igoe, drums.

Recorded at RCA Victor Studio “A,” New York City, July 23, 1957

Personnel on #10-12: GERRY MULLIGAN and His Orchestra
Don Joseph, cornet; Don Ferrara, Jerry Lloyd, Phil Sunkel, trumpets; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Jim Dahl, Frank Rehak, trombones; Lee Konitz, Hal McKusick, alto saxes; Charlie Rouse, Zoot Sims, tenor saxes; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax, piano, arranger; Joe Benjamin, bass; Gus Johnson (#10), Dave Bailey, drums.

Recorded in New York City, April, 19 & 20, 1957

Personnel on #13-15: DAVE SCHILDKRAUT Quintet
Don Joseph, trumpet (#13) & cornet; Dave Schildkraut, alto sax; Bill Triglia, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Earl Walker, drums; Jackie Paris, vocals (#13).

Recorded live at “El Mambo” club, Cliffton, Long Island, NY, 1952
Here’s a horn player that was so obscure and overlooked, that you can get (essentially) all of his solo work on this single CD. Don Joseph played cornet and trumpet in a variety of jazz settings before dropping out of the scene. He has a tone and style similar to Chet Baker, and he’s got a wonderfully sleek sense of swing. This album has him in four studio settings and one live gig from 1952-1957, and you’re gonna love it.

The three tune gig from 1952 has Joseph as a sideman with alto saxist Dave Schildkraut leading a team of Curley Russell/b, Earl Walker/dr and Bill Triglia/p. A very hip Jackie Paris brings bopping vocals to “ Jackie’s Blues” while the team stretches out for “Whooz Blues” and Charlie Parker’s “Buzzy.” Joseph is relaxed and hip as he stretches out with the band here, while he is also able to handle modern harmonics a couple of y ears later under the leadership of Al Cohn for some West Coast cool on “Golden Touch” and a sauntering “I Found A New Baby.”

Cool toned guitarist Chuck Wayne leads a couple of 1957 sessions and is deft with the cornetist and alto saxist Gene Quill on a desultory “Lover Man” while he sounds fluffy with Wayne’s delicate pickings on “Embraceable You.” Teamed with Gerry Mulligan’s ’57 Orchestra which included Charlie Rouse, Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz and Bob Brookmeyer, Joseph floats on “All The Things You Are” and bounces with delight on “Throwaway.” Did Miles steal his sound from this cat? Check it out!
George W. Harris (January 23, 2017)

Tutti Camarata & His Orchestra - I Want To Be Happy (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:01 | Size: 66.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Great Day
Written-By – Rose, Eliscu, Youmans
2. More Than You Know
Written-By – Rose, Eliscu, Youmans
3. Sometimes I'm Happy
Written-By – Caesar, Youmans
4. The Carioca
Written-By – Eliscu, Kahn, Youmans
5. Hallelujah
Written-By – Grey, Robin, Youmans
6. Drums In My Heart
Written-By – Heyman, Youmans

Side 2
1. Bambalina
Written-By – Stothart, Hammerstein, Harbach, Youmans
2. I Want To Be Happy
Written-By – Caesar*, Youmans
3. Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
Written-By – Adamson, Gordon, Youmans
4. Rise 'N' Shine
Written-By – DeSylva, Youmans
5. I Know That You Know
Written-By – Anne Caldwell O'Dea, Harbach, Youmans
6. Through The Years
Written-By – Heyman, Youmans
A trumpet player for bands led by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, Tutti Camarata became known for his arranging skills. In addition to orchestrating numerous big band hits for Jimmy Dorsey, including "Green Eyes" and Tangerine," Camarata orchestrated and/or produced historic recordings by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington. Tutti's classic 1959 album is a tribute to the great songwriter Vincent Youman's and indeed features a program of all Vincent Youman's material. Tutti and his orchestra are joined by guest vocalists Ralph Young, Dolly Dawn and Ernie Warren. All selections newly re-mastered.

The Frank Kimbrough Trio - Lonely Woman (1988)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:55 | Size: 139.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Northwest
2. Lonely Woman
3. House Party Starting
4. 727
5. Falling Waltz
6. The Peacocks
7. Pete & Repete
8. 20 Bars
9. Lonely in London

Personnel: Piano – Frank Kimbrough; Bass – Ben Wolfe; Drums – Jeff Williams.

Recorded Dec. 12-14, 1988
One of Frank Kimbrough's strong points has been his flexibility. The acoustic pianist can play with the crystalline elegance of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, but he's also quite capable of taking it "outside" and acknowledging the avant-garde contributions of Cecil Taylor and Marilyn Crispell. Kimbrough generally favors "inside" post-bop playing on Lonely Woman, an impressive trio date featuring bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Jeff Williams. This threesome played around New York's Greenwich Village regularly in the late 1980s, and their strong rapport was a definite advantage when they entered the studio in 1988 to record this album.

Kimbrough is at his most poetic and Evans-minded on Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks" and Wolfe's melancholy "Lonely In London," but things become very angular and abstract on Herbie Nichols' "House Party Startin'" and Wolfe's "Pete And Repeat." Also quite impressive is Kimbrough's haunting, introspective take on Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman." This CD is clearly among the pianist's finest achievements.

Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper (1968)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:31 | Size: 80.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Midnight Creeper (06:32)
02. Love Power (07:46)
03. Elizabeth (05:37)
04. Bag of Jawels (09:44)
05. Dapper Dan (06:30)
Label - Label: Blue Note Records

Lou Donaldson - Alto Sax
Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
George Benson - Guitar
Lonnie Smith - Organ
Leo Morris – Drums

David Kikoski, Eddie Gomez, Al Foster - Presage (1989)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:47 | Size: 130.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Hope (8:09)
2.Blue Times (8:42)
3.In The Still Of The Night (6:14)
4.Presage (5:58)
5.Dirty Dogs (8:32)
6.I've Got You Under My Skin (6:31)
7.Doorways (4:33)
8.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (4:00)

David Kikoski-piano
Eddie Gomez-bass
Al Foster-drums

Recorded At A & R Recording Studios,New York,July 31 & August 1,1989
On this early effort, pianist David Kikoski is joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Al Foster. While Kikoski's use of synthesizers on several cuts dates the material to some degree, there's still some great playing and writing to be heard. There are also historical details worth mentioning: "Dirty Dogs" would later appear on Billy Hart's 1993 album Amethyst, and "Hope," the opening track, would later appear on Al Foster's 1997 album Brandyn (both of these later discs feature Kikoski himself).
In addition to these and three other solid originals, there are also swinging versions of two Cole Porter tunes, "In the Still of the Night" and "I've Got You Under My Skin," and a closing solo piano meditation on "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." Even though this is far from Kikoski's most mature work, his harmonic wizardry and stunning chops are very much in evidence.

Al Hirt With Orchestra Arranged & Conducted By Billy May - Horn A-Plenty (1961)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:26 | Size: 68.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Holiday for Trumpet (Mario Ruiz Armengol) 2:16
02. That Old Feeling (Brown-Fain) 2:01
03. Easy Street (Alan Rankin Jones) 2:25
04. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (Warfield-Williams) 2:28
05. Till There Was You (Meredith Wilson) 2:16
06. Margie (Conrad-Robinson-Davis) 2:35
07. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional) 2:49
08. Theme from “Carnival” (Love Makes the World Go ‘Round) (Bob Merrill) 2:36
09. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Ellington-Russell) 2:46
10. Rumpus (Jones-Shurelon) 3:05
11. Memories of You (Blake-Razaf) 2:24
12. I’ll Take Romance (Oakland-Hammerstein II) 2:14

Al Hirt, trumpet with Orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May

Recorded at RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World, Hollywood, August 1961.


Ted Heath & His Music - George Gershwin Hits (1955)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:54 | Size: 67.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Man I Love
02. Love Walked In
03. Nice Work If You Can Get It
04. Love Is Here To Stay
05. Clap Yo' Hands
06. I Got Rhythm
07. But Not For Me
08. Someone To Watch Over Me
09. That Certain Feeling
10. Embraceable You
11. Changing My Tune
12. Soon

Sunao Wada Quintet / Hitomi Ueda / Ushio Sakai Trio - Blues For Bird (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:52 | Size: 470.96  MB | FLAC
Side 1
1. Now's The Time
Written-By – Charlie Parker
2. Moss
Written-By – Sunao Wada

Side 2
1. Blue Bird
Written-By – Charlie Parker
2. Now's The Time
Written-By – Charlie Parker

Recorded live at Nihon Toshi Center Hall, Tokyo on May 26, 1975.

Alto Saxophone – Minoru Ikeno
Bass – Kazuaki Yamamoto
Drums – Koji Yamada, Takuji Kusumoto
Guitar – Masahiro Ikumi, Sunao Wada
Organ – Ushio Sakai
Piano – Sizuo Nakayama
Vocals – Hitomi Ueda (tracks: B1)

Stanley Wilson - The Music From 'M Squad' (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 32:38 | Size: 73.67 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. M Squad Theme (2:32)
02. The Chase (2:31)
03. The Search (3:21)
04. Phantom Raiders (2:44)
05. Lonely Beat (3:37)
06. The Juke Box (2:26)
07. The Mugger (2:01)
08. The Discovery (2:24)
09. The Late Spot (2:55)
10. The Cha-Cha Club (2:55)
11. A Lady Sings the Blues (2:25)
12. The End (2:12)

Arranged & Conducted by Stanley Wilson, Pete Carpenter, John T. Williams and Benny Carter.

Orchestra includes: 
Ray Linn, Don Fagerquist (tp)
Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb)
Benny Carter (as)
John T. Williams (p)
Red Mitchell (b)
Alvin Stoller (d)

Recorded at RCA Studios, Hollywood, March 1959.
Stanley James Wilson
(November 25, 1917, NYC – July 12, 1970, Aspen, Colorado)
was an American musical conductor, arranger and film composer.

Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison, Louis Bellson & The Oscar Piterson Trio - Jazz Giants '58 (1958)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:54 | Size: 101.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Chocolate Sundae (Harry "Sweets" Edison, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson) – 10:10
2. When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 7:16
3. Candy (Mack David, Joan Whitney Kramer, Alex Kramer) – 7:59
4. Ballade: Lush Life/Lullaby of the Leaves/Makin' Whoopee/It Never Entered My Mind (Billy Strayhorn)/(Bernice Petkere, Joe Young)/(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)/(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 11:54
5. Woody 'N' You (Dizzy Gillespie) – 9:35
Label - Verve
Recorded August 1, 1957

Harry "Sweets" Edison – trumpet
Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
Herb Ellis - guitar

Oscar Peterson – piano
Ray Brown – double bass
Louie Bellson - drums


Joe Turner With Count Basie & His Orchestra - Flip, Flop & Fly (1972)

Genre: Jazz, Blues | Total Time: 43:38 | Size: 111.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Hide And Seek 5:23
2. T.V. Mama 6:24
3. Corrine, Corrina 3:28
4. Cherry Red 4:32

Side 2
1. Since I Fell For You 4:36
2. Flip, Flop And Fly 4:28
3. Everyday I Have The Blues 6:15
4. Good Morning Blues 4:32

Recorded Paris, France & Frankfurt, West Germany, April 17 & 24, 1972

Bass – Norman Keenan
Drums – Sonny Payne
Guitar – Freddie Greene
Piano – Count Basie
Producer – Norman Granz
Saxophone – Bobby Plater, Curtis Peagler, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Eric Dixon, Jimmy Forrest, John Williams
Trombone – Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Bob Hooks, Mel Wanzo
Trumpet – Paul Cohen, Pete Minger, Sonny Cohn, Waymon Reed
Vocals – Joe Turner
Big Joe Turner's first of many albums for Pablo was recorded in the spring of 1972, when the 60-year-old blues singer toured Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra; this set has music from two concerts. Turner's repertoire offered few surprises at that late date (he mostly performs remakes of earlier hits), but his interplay with the Basie big band makes this set somewhat special. Among the soloists heard from are tenors Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Jimmy Forrest, trumpeter Pete Minger, altoist Curtis Peagler, and trombonist Al Grey, along with Basie himself. Easily recommended to Big Joe Turner fans and a rare opportunity for him to be heard fronting a solid big band.

Hank Mobley - Hank (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:41 | Size: 89.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Fit for a Hanker (Hank Mobley) (7:24)
02. Hi Groove, Low Feed-back (Hank Mobley) (9:56)
03. You'd Be So Easy to Love (Cole Porter) (5:39)
04. Time After Time (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) (6:48)
05. Dance of the Infidels (Bud Powell) (7:54)

Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone;
John Jenkins - alto saxophone;
Donald Byrd - trumpet;
Bobby Timmons - piano;
Wilbur Ware - bass;
''Philly'' Joe Jones - drums.

Recorded At The Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 21, 1957.

Label: Blue Note – TOCJ-7181 (Japan 2000) / Blue Note – BLP 1560 (US 1957)