2018/05/23

Shirley Scott - On A Clear Day (1966)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:24 | Size: 88.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) /Lane/Lerner/ 4:48
2. What'll I Do? /Berlin/ 4:34
3. Cold Winter Blues /Scott/ 3:48
4. All Alone /Berlin/ 4:45
5. What The World Needs Now Is Love /Bacharach/David/ 3:58
6. Corcovado /Jobim/ 5:23
7. Days Of Wine And Roses /Mancini/Mercer/ 5:20
8. Instant Blues /Scott/ 6:15
 
Label - Impulse!(A 9109)
Recorded - NYC, January 6, 1966

Shirley Scott - organ
Ron Carter - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
 

Chick Webb And His Orchestra - Instrumentals Never Before On Record (1937 - 39)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:04 | Size: 90.91 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.Tea For Two
A2.How Am I To Know
A3.One O'Clock Jump
A4.Blue Room
A5.Crazy Rhythm
A6.Grand Terrace Rhythm
A7.Sugarfoot Stomp
 
Side B
B1.Blue Skies
B2.By Heck
B3.Dinah
B4.Poor Little Rich Girl
B5.Breaking 'Em Down
B6.My Wild Irish Rose
B7.Stars & Stripes Forever

Bass – Beverly Peer
Drums – Chick Webb
Guitar – Bobby Johnson, John Truehart (A2, A3, B4, B5)
Leader – Chick Webb
Piano – Tommy Fulford
Saxophone – Chauncy Haughton (A1, A2, A5 to A7, B1 to B3, B6, B7), George Bushell (A2, A3, B4, B5), Hilton Jefferson (A2, A3, B4, B5), Louis Jordan (A1, A2, A5 to A7, B1 to B3, B6, B7), Teddy McRae, Wayman Carver
Trombone – George Mathews (A2, A3, B4, B5), Nat Story, Sandy Williams
Trumpet – Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (A2, A3, B4, B5), Mario Bauza(A1, A2, A5 to A7, B1 to B3, B6, B7), Taft Jordan


Recording Dates:
A1, A2, A5 to A7, B1 to B3, B6, B7 performed in 1937
A2, A3, B4,B5 perdormed in 1938

Label: Onward To Yesterday Records (OTY-1508)
 

Andre Previn - Tangerine (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:25 | Size: 161.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Tangerine
2. I Cover The Waterfront
3. Squatty Roo
4. Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas
5. The Girl Friend
6. Stars Fell On Alabama
7. Get Me To The Church On Time
8. On The Street Where I Live
9. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
10. Wouldn't It Be Loverley
11. Ascot Gavotte
12. Show Me
13. With A Little Bit Of Luck
14. I Could Have Danced All Night

Bass – Leroy Vinnegar; Drums – Shelly Manne; Piano – André Previn.

One of the most versatile musicians on the planet, André Previn has amassed considerable credentials as a jazz pianist, despite carving out separate lives first as a Hollywood arranger and composer, and then as a world-class classical conductor, pianist, and composer. Always fluid, melodic, and swinging, with elements of Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, and Horace Silver mixed with a faultless technique, Previn didn't change much over the decades but could always be counted upon for polished, reliable performances at the drop of a hat.

He started piano lessons in his native Berlin before the Nazi threat forced his family to move to Paris in 1938 and the U.S. the following year. Settling in Los Angeles, the wunderkind Previn began working as a jazz pianist, an arranger for MGM, and a recording artist for Sunset Records while still in high school -- and by his 18th year, his first recordings for RCA Victor had racked up substantial sales. Originally swing-oriented, Previn discovered bop in 1950 just before his induction into the Army. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Previn went into overdrive, gigging as a jazz pianist, scoring films, and playing chamber music. Forming a smooth boppish trio with Shelly Manne and Leroy Vinnegar, Previn scored a huge crossover hit with an album of jazz interpretations of My Fair Lady, which in turn led to a series of likeminded albums of Broadway scores and kicked off an industry trend.
 

2018/05/21

Hymie Shertzer - All The King's Saxes (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:59 | Size: 68.16 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Let's Dance
2. Sometimes I'm Happy
3. Stealin' Apples
4. It's Been So Long
5. The Glory Of Love
6. I've Found A New Baby

Side 2
1. Goody-Goody
2. Stompin' At The Savoy
3. Always
4. Riffin' Th The Ritz
5. You Turned The Tables On Me
6. Just For Fun

Acoustic Bass – Eddie Safranski
Alto Saxophone – Sid Cooper
Baritone Saxophone – Sol Schlinger
Conductor, Alto Saxophone – Hymie Schertzer
Drums – Don Lamond
Guitar – Mundell Lowe, Tony Mottola
Piano – Dick Hyman
Tenor Saxophone – Boomie Richman, Al Klink
 
Herman "Hymie" Shertzer or Schertzer (April 22, 1909 – March 22, 1977) was an American jazz saxophonist, best known for his long-term association with Benny Goodman.

Shertzer was born in New York City, began playing violin when he was nine years old and picked up saxophone when he was a teenager. He worked as a sideman for Gene Kardos at the club Birdland, then joined Benny Goodman's band, where he was the lead saxophonist until 1938, though he recorded with Goodman intermittently until the mid-1940s. He was in Tommy Dorsey's band from 1938-1940, and also recorded in the late 1930s with Bunny Berigan and Lionel Hampton. He worked with Billie Holiday in 1941 and again in 1944, then became a house musician for NBC radio and television. He worked as a session player for studio recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Sy Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Artie Shaw in the period 1947-1953, and continued working with Goodman live, on television, and on record from 1951 until 1969. He was a member of the Tonight Show Band under Johnny Carson and was active in recording sessions until the mid-1970s. He died in New York City aged 67.
 

Miles Davis - Bopping The Blues (1946)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:14 | Size: 79.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Don't Sing Me the Blues -Take 1
02. Don't Sing Me the Blues - Take 2
03. I've Always Got the Blues - Take 1 Incomplete
04. I've Always Got the Blues - Take 2
05. I've Always Got the Blues - Take 3
06. Don't Explain to Me Baby - Take 1
07. Don't Explain to Me Baby - Take 2
08. Don't Explain to Me Baby - Take 3
09. Don't Explain to Me Baby - Take 4
10. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind - Take 1
11. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind - Take 2
12. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind - Take 3

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, 18th October 1946.

Miles Davis (trumpet)
Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone)
Connie Wainwright (guitar)
Linton Garner (piano)
Art Blakey (drums)
Earl Coleman (vocals)
Ann Baker (vocals)
 
Boppin' the Blues songs Previously unissued, these formerly unknown performances (just four songs with eight alternate takes) feature the vocals of Earl Coleman and Ann Baker in 1946 but the backup group is of great interest for it includes trumpeter Miles Davis and tenor-saxophonist Gene Ammons. Boppin' the Blues album It's not essential music but bop collectors will still want to pick it up. - Scott Yanow
 

Willie Williams - Raw Unpolluted Soul (1970)


Genre: Blues / Chicago Blues | Total Time: 35:05 | Size: 80.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Back To Mississippi 2:05
A2. Ruthy Baby 3:25
A3. Wine Headed Woman 2:55
A4. 38 Women 2:55
A5. Blues At Half Past Twelve 4:45
 
Side B
B1. Detroit Blues 3:05
B2. Black Diamond Rattler 2:35
B3. My Baby Gone 2:35
B4. In The Valley 2:45
B5. Hot Pants Woman 3:05
 
Label – Supreme Blues Records

Little Mack, Carey Bell – Harmonica
Pinetop Perkins - Piano
Roy Lee Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor - Guitar
O'Dell, Joe Harper - Bass
Willie Williams - Drums
Arranged By – W.W. Williams
 

Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli Quartet, Vol. 1 (1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:18 | Size: 85.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Theme There Eyes (4:51)
02. Flamingo (5:38)
03. Makin' Whoopee (4:37)
04. Looking At You (4:45)
05. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (5:02)
06. My One And Only Love (9:48)
07. Thou Swell (4:38)
 
Oscar Peterson - piano
Stephane Grappelli - violin
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums


Rec. In Paris 1973
 

Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli - Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli Quartet, Vol. 2 (1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:40 | Size: 86.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I Won't Dance (6:48)
02. The Folks Who Live On The Hill (5:42)
03. Autumn Leaves (6:37)
04. My Heart Stood Still (5:07)
05. Blues For Musidisc (8:39)
06. If I Had You (6:50)

Oscar Peterson - piano
Stephane Grappelli - violin
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums


Rec. In Paris 1973
 

Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli - Skol (1979)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:28 | Size: 130.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Nuages (8:15)
02. How About You? (5:20)
03. Someone To Watch Over Me (6:58)
04. Makin' Whoopee (5:17)
05. That's All (7:33)
06. Skol Blues (7:04)
07. Honeysuckle Rose (bonus track) (previously unreleased) (6:33)
08. Solitude (bonus track) (previously unreleased) (5:59)
09. I Got Rhythm (bonus track) (previously unreleased) (6:34)

Oscar Peterson - piano
Stephane Grappelli - violin
Joe Pass - guitar
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - bass
Mickey Roker - drums


Live In Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen 1979
 

Major Holley - Excuse Me Ludwig (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:30 | Size: 134.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Excuse Me Ludwig 4:12
2 Blue Skies 4:36
3 Salty Mama Cassoulet 4:38
4 Lush Life 3:09
5 Lamb Stew For Slam 4:20
6 How High The Moon 5:48
7 Raincheck 3:23
8 Willow Weep For Me 4:50
9 Like Someone In Love 7:00
10 Excuse Me Ludwig (take 2) 3:51
11 This Is The End Of A Beautiful Friendship 6:43
12 Stolen Sweets 6:45

Recorded in Paris, France on February 16 and 1, 1977

Bass, Bass Vocals – Major Holley
Drums – Oliver Jackson
Piano – Gerald Wiggins

 

Lionel Hampton - The Uncollected Lionel Hampton Septet, 1962 (1962)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:32 | Size: 83.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Flying Home 3:02
2. Hi Fi 2:00
3. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Vocals – Pinocchio James 2:53
4. Airmail Special 1:42
5. Midnight Sun 4:10
6. Everybody Loves My Baby
Vocals – Pinocchio James 1:26
7. Hamp's Blues 2:30

Side 2
1. It's Alright With Me
Vocals – Merv Griffin 3:08
2. Co-Existance 1:46
3. Gone Again
Vocals – Pinocchio James 2:54
4. Mr. J 3:14
5. Hamp's Twist
Vocals – Pinocchio James 2:50
6. Hamp's Boogie 2:27
 

Entrance - Live As Well (1978)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:09 | Size: 82.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
Studio Side
A1. Afternoon D
A2. Evening Hare
A3. Entrance To Entrance
 
Side B
Live At The Montreaux International Jazz Festival

B1. Poetic Mess
B2. Stone Forest
B3. Girl With Her Hat

Bass, Double Bass – Bo Stief
Drums – Jon Christensen
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Polymoog, Minimoog, Moog Sonic Six, Roland 700], Piano [Grand] – Kenneth Knudsen
Percussion – Palle Mikkelborg (A1)
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jesper Nehammer
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Electric Piano [Compac Piano], Synthesizer [Solina String Ensemble] – Palle Mikkelborg
Written-By – Kenneth Knudsen (A2), Palle Mikkelborg (A1, A3 to B3)
Producer – Entrance ,Stig Kreutzfeldt


Side A recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen August & September 1978.
Side B recorded "Live" at Montreux International Jazz Festival July 23rd 1978.

1978 METRONOME RECORDS DANMARK
 

2018/05/20

Walt Dickerson - This Is Walt Dickerson! (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:13 | Size: 97.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.Time
A2.Elizabeth
A3.The Cry
 
Side B
B1.Death And Taxes
B2.Evelyn
B3.Infinite You

Bass – Bob Lewis (4)
Drums – Andrew Cyrille
Piano – Austin Crowe
Vibraphone – Walt Dickerson


Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; March 7, 1961.

Prestige ‎– NJLP 8254, New Jazz ‎– NJLP 8254
 
Walt Dickerson never got quite the credit he deserved for pioneering a modernist approach to the vibes during the early '60s, aligning himself with the emerging "new thing" scene and expanding the instrument's vocabulary beyond Milt Jackson's blues and bop influences. Dickerson's groundbreaking sessions for Prestige all predated the rise of Bobby Hutcherson as the hot new "out" vibes player at Blue Note, and while Hutcherson was a bit freer early on, Dickerson's work still sounded adventurous and forward-looking. This Is Walt Dickerson!, his opening salvo, is every bit the statement of purpose the exclamatory title suggests. Each of the six selections is a Dickerson original, and he proves to be a marvelously evocative composer. Witness the cool, film-noir ambience of the mildly dissonant opener, "Time"; the haunting atmospherics of "Elizabeth," a tribute to his wife; the way the repeated riff of "Death and Taxes" imparts the sense of drudgery and inevitability suggested by the title; or the way Dickerson and pianist Austin Crowe keep twisting the rhythmic emphasis and cadences over the repetitive beat of "The Cry." Dickerson's harmonically advanced playing is just as distinctive, too. He keeps the use of vibrato to a bare minimum, so much so that it's almost a shock when he lets some shimmering chords ring out on "Infinite You"; moreover, his use of rubber mallets instead of the customary felt-tipped augments his soft, controlled tone. In addition to Crowe, Dickerson is backed by bassist Bob Lewis and future Cecil Taylor drummer Andrew Cyrille. A striking debut, This Is Walt Dickerson! sets the stage for continued excellence, but also proves that Dickerson's talent was already fully formed. ~ Steve Huey
 

Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Bijou (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:27 | Size: 70.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Bijou
2. Apple Honey
3. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
Vocals – Frances Wayne
4. Your Father's Moustache
Chorus – Members Of The Orchestra
5. Northwest Passage

Side 2
1. Goosey Gander
2. Wild Root
3. Blowin' Up A Storm
4. Panacea
Vocals – Woody Herman
5. Woodchopper's Ball
 

Richard Davis - As One (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:48 | Size: 132.99 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Blue Bossa 7:42
2. All Blues 13:29

Side 2
1. Blue Monk 6:35
2. Speak Low 5:27
3. Fugue 'N 9:39

Recorded in performance at The Fugue, New York City - October 19 and 26, 1975.

Bass – Richard Davis
Piano – Jill McManus
 

Pete Rugolo - An Adventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi-Fi (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:54 | Size: 82.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Igor Beaver
02. If You Could See Me Now
03. Yardbird Suite
04. Impressionism
05. Walking Shoes
06. Theme For Alto
07. Our Waltz
08. Spring Is Here
09. Polytonal Blues
10. Collaboration
11. Interlude

Harry Klee, Bud Shank (alto saxophone, flute)
Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone, oboe)
Dave Pell (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, English horn)
Chuck Gentry (baritone saxophone)
Andre Previn (piano)
Barney Kessel (guitar)
Joe Mondragon (bass)
Shelly Manne (drums)
Pete Rugolo (arranger, conductor)


Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1956; November 1, 1956.
 

Pete Candoli - Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:18 | Size: 98.19 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 When Your Lover Has Gone
A2 Blues In The Night
A3 Frankie And Johnny
A4 Lonesome Lover Blues
A5 Careless Love
 
Side B
B1 Cry Me A River
B2 Feelin' Mean And Lowdown
B3 Misty
B4 Lost Lover Blues
B5 Willow Weep For Me
B6 Empty Mattress Blues

A Miller International , U.S.A. Recording
Recording First Published 1961

Bass – Red Mitchell; Drums – Alvin Stoller; Guitar – Al Hendrickson; Piano – Jimmy Rowles; Saxophone – Ted Nash; Trombone – Milt Bernhart; Trumpet – Pete Candoli.
 

John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan, Bobby Timmons - Jenkins, Jordan & Timmons (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:27 | Size: 85.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Cliff's Edge (Jordan)
2 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)
3 Princess (Jenkins)
4 Soft Talk (Priester)
5 Blue Jay (Jenkins)

Personnel
Clifford Jordan - ts
John Jenkins - as
Bobby Timmons - p
Wilbur Ware - b
Dannie Richmond - dr


Recorded in Hackensack, NJ ; July 276, 1957.

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJCCD-251-2, New Jazz ‎– NJ-8232

Four of the five selections on this CD reissue (which also includes "Tenderly") are obscure jazz originals by altoist John Jenkins, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, or trombonist Julian Priester. Inspired by both Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, Jenkins teams up with Jordan, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Wilbur Ware, and drummer Dannie Richmond for some bop-oriented improvising. Strange that this would be one of only two sets led by Jenkins. Although the Blue Note CD, recorded just 16 days later, gets the edge, this is an excellent effort too ~ Scott Yanow
 

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters Live (1974)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:20:00 | Size: 182.03 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Palm Grease (Live)
02. Vein Melter (Live)
03. Butterfly (Live)
04. Watermelon Man (Live)
05. Spank-a-Lee (Live)
06. Chameleon (Live)

Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul, and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken). Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul, and hip-hop.
 

Chuck Foster And His Orchestra - The Uncollected Chuck Foster And His Orchestra (1940)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41.37 | Size: 95.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Vocals – Chuck Foster
Written-By – Brown, Mayer 2:20
2. Friendly Tavern Polka
Vocals – 3 Ds
Written-By – Wisnieski 2:01
3. My Sister And I
Vocals – Jimmy Castle
Written-By – Kramer, Zaret, Whitney 3:17
4. You Tell Me Your Dream
Vocals – Dorothy Brandon
Written By – Anderson
Written-By – Brown, Daniels, Niec 2:35
5. Dixie Girl
Vocals – 3 Ds
Written-By – Cooper 2:24
6. Knee Deep In Stardust
Vocals – Jimmy Castle
Written-By – Caal, Snowhill, Snow 2:50
7. Sunshine Of My Heart
Vocals – Dorothy Brandon 2:44
8. No Foolin'
Vocals – 3 Ds
Written-By – Graham, Mills 2:26

Side 2
1. Little Brown Jug

Vocals – 3 Ds 2:38
2. A Little Bit South Of North Carolina
Vocals – Jimmy Castle
Written-By – Shafter, Cannon, Skylar 2:12
3. Dark Eyes
Vocals – Dorothy Brandon 2:01
4. (This Is) A Dream Affair
Vocals – Jimmy Castle
Written-By – Zaret, Weiser, Ellis 3:17
5. These Things You Left Me
Vocals – Dorothy Brandon
Written-By – Dickson, Lipman 2:32
6. Listen To My Heart
Vocals – Dorothy Brandon
Written-By – Budka, Livesay, Weems 2:56
7. I've Been Drafted (And Now I'm Drafting You)
Vocals – Jimmy Castle
Written-By – Foster, Moraine 2:56
8. Goodbye Now
Vocals – 3 Ds 2:17

Arranged By – Hal Pruden, Harry Lewis
Bass – Stuart Strange
Drums – Bob Simpson
Piano – Hal Pruden
Saxophone – Bill Gee, Chuck Foster, Jimmy Castle, Wayne Hardin
Trombone – Dick Arant
Trumpet – Dal Danford, Don Crawford, Ray Robbins
Vocals [3 Ds] – Dick Arant, Don Crawford, Dorothy Brandon
 
Charles C. Fody (Aug. 26, 1912, Jeanette, PA - Dec. 13, 2001).

His big break came a few years after he took over the leadership of a 10-piece band in California. He was a logical choice to be the new front man, since, besides playing saxophone and clarinet, he was handsome, sang a little, and could m.c. a floor show.
In 1939, Foster and his orchestra were hired for two weeks at the Biltmore Bowl, a hotel in Los Angeles, but wound up staying there seven months.
They went back in 1940 and ‘41, for a total of 18 months time! During that period, they made lots of network radio broadcasts.
In between engagements at the Biltmore, Foster and his musicians appeared at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, the Chase in St. Louis, the Baker in Dallas, all - again - with network lines for radio broadcasts to the rest of the U.S. That's how he and his band became nationally-known.
Besides his own abilities, what helped "music in the Foster fashion" to remain popular into the 1970s was the fact that he had loyal, talented musicians working for him.
Most of the personnel in his band stuck around for a long time, including trumpeter Don Crawford; trombonist Dick Arant; lead alto saxophonist Bill Gee; tenor saxophonist Wayne Harden; another saxophonist, Jimmy Castle (who also sang); pianist Hal Pruden; bassist Stewart Strange; drummer Bob Simpson; and vocalists Dorothy Brandon or Dottie Dotson.
Their very first recordings were made as transcriptions for radio stations only, for Standard in 1939 and United in 1940.
Okeh Records signed them for commercial discs, and the band recorded a total of eight sides in October 1940 and June 1941, including their theme song, Oh, You Beautiful Doll, and I’ve Been Drafted (Now I’m Drafting You).
It was stated that in 1941-42 Foster and his orchestra traveled more than 50,000 miles in private automobiles and played in 28 states, mostly one-night stands or theaters, with a few steady gigs in hotels and ballrooms.
A special highlight for the band was working the Academy Awards ceremony held in Hollywood in 1941, and which named, among other honors, the best picture ("Rebecca"), best actor (James Stewart in "The Philadelphia Story," his only Oscar win), and best actress (Ginger Rogers as "Kitty Foyle").
Chicagoans, in particular, seemed to like hearing or dancing to Foster's music.
“Chuck’s band has already made a distinct hit,” critic Will Davidson observed while the group was performing in the Continental Room of the Stevens Hotel there in February 1942. "It’s a lively band without being boisterous,” he wrote.
In June of ‘42, the band added the nearby Oriental Theatre to its appearances. When they returned to the Oriental that December, former Chick Webb vocalist Ella Fitzgerald shared the bill. Then, on April 7, 1943, Foster opened an engagement at the Blackhawk Restaurant, also in Chicago's "Loop," and in August of that year, it was back to the Oriental, this time with the Mills Brothers vocal group.

Chuck Foster – In His Own Words
“The big, powerhouse bands were fine for colleges, for the kids around the bandstand, but for dancers
in the smaller rooms we lasted for weeks and came back every year.”

“We followed a regular system for all our performances. I chose the tunes and routined them for our
style. Hal Pruden did most of the actual arranging, and the contrast between the full-band sound and
Hal’s piano decorations gave us our style. Most of the hotels around the country wanted that style.”

“After the war big bands were dropping by the wayside because they were too expensive. We didn’t
have to price ourselves out of business, so we always had a job. I’ve never had to tell my band we
had nowhere to go next.”

After his brief service in the Army during World War II, Foster organized a new band in early 1944, opening at the Chanticleer nightclub in Baltimore, MD. They then headed back to the Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago for, as was typical, several months.
A special anniversary celebration revived WGN’s “Midnight Flyers” radio program the night of May 13, 1946 at the Blackhawk. Foster and his orchestra were present, along with other notables including Martha Raye, Gypsy Rose Lee, Danny Thomas, and Dean Martin.
But, depending on the circumstances, the band was based in different locales.
When they operated out of New York City, they played, for example, the Hotel New Yorker in-town or the Steel Pier in nearby Atlantic City .
Starting in the ‘40s, he would take trips to the Hotel Peabody in Memphis, TN for a couple of lengthy engagements each year.
In 1953, Foster officially moved to the Chicago area, where he could continue to star at the Blackhawk, work the Aragon or Trianon ballrooms four or five months a year, and go elsewhere around the Midwest dance circuit.
He played a “battle of dance music” with Eddy Howard at the Aragon on July 31, 1955, and a similar “battle” was held between Foster and Ralph Marterie at the Aragon on June 17, 1956. (Howard’s and Marterie’s bands were also big Chicago favorites.)
Foster and his orchestra recorded for Mercury in 1946-48, on Vocalion in 1949, and around the late 1950s made what seems to have been his only 12" LP, “Chuck Foster at the Hotel Peabody Overlooking Old Man River,” for Philips International.
He decided to return to California in 1965, ready to retire. But a band was needed at Myron’s Ballroom in downtown Los Angeles, so he agreed to go there. He stayed for 8 years, stocking his playlists both with standards (Easter Parade, Avalon, Hindustan) and more-current pops (Born Free, King of the Road, Tijuana Taxi).
Even into the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was still willing to play for a gathering of dancers, whether in southern California or somewhere back East, like the Willowbrook or Holiday ballrooms in Chicago.
Foster always led an entertaining orchestra, including three trumpets, one trombone, three saxophones (not counting himself), and three rhythm. They played popular tunes at easy tempos, in a variety of rhythms, with clean phrasing and dynamics.
No wonder the public liked the band so much!


Bluesquamperfect - Bluesquamperfect (1982)


Genre: Electronic, Rock, Blues | Total Time: 38:00 | Size: 92.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Give Me Your Very Soul
A2. Have a Good Time
A3. David's Blues
A4. Couldn't Stand It No More
 
Side B
B1. Have Mercy
B2. Hot Funk
B3. Can't Be No More
B4. My Music Is My Treasure

Label: Squirrel
 

2018/05/19

Pepper Adams - Pepper (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:10 | Size: 116.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Twelfth & Pingree (Pepper Adams) (9:39)
02. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones) (8:16)
03. Well, You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) (8:57)
04. Bossa Nouveau (Pepper Adams) (9:29)
05. Osage Autumn (Kim Richmond) (6:37)
06. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) (5:12)

Personnel:
# 1-4:
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone;
Walter Norris-piano;
George Mraz-bass;
Makaya Ntshoko-drums.


# 5-6:
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone;
Denny Christianson Big Band


# 1-4: Recorded Live At The Domicile, Munich, Germany, March 13, 1975
# 5-6: Recorded At Studio Victor, Montreal, Canada, February 25, 1986

Label: Enja – ENJ-90792 (Germany 1996)
 

Pepper Adams - Pepper Adams Quintet (1957)


Genre: Jazz / Cool Jazz | Total Time: 30:41 | Size: 71.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1. Unforgettable (Pepper Adams, Irving Gordon) (6:22)
02. A2. Baubles, Bangles and Beads (George Forrest, Robert Craig Wright) (8:29)
03. B1. Freddie Froo (Pepper Adams) (6:01)
04. B2. My One and Only Love (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) (3:50)
05. B3. Muezzin (Pepper Adams) (5:53)

Personnel:
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone;
Stu Williamson - trumpet;
Carl Perkins - piano;
Leroy Vinnegar - bass;
Mel Lewis - drums.


Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California; July 10, 1957.
 

Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - All-Weather Music (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:05 | Size: 80.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Clouds
02. Ill Wind
03. Rain
04. Lost In A Fog
05. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
06. Stormy Weather
07. Over The Rainbow
08. Blue Skies
09. Azure
10. Heat Wave
11. The Moon Was Yellow
12. You Are My Sunshine

Jasmine Records – JASM 1019
 

Helen Humes - Songs I Like To Sing (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:34 | Size: 87.58 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 If I Could Be With You
A2 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
A3 Mean To Me
A4 Every Now And Then
A5 I Want A Roof Over My Head
A6 St. Louis Blues
 
Side B
B1 You're Driving Me Crazy
B2 My Old Flame
B3 Million Dollar Secret
B4 Love Me Or Leave Me
B5 Imagination
B6 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6: recorded Sept. 6&7, 1960
A1, A4, B2, B5: recorded Sept. 8, 1960

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-171, Contemporary Records ‎– C-7582

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Art Pepper (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6)
Arranged By, Conductor – Marty Paich
Baritone Saxophone – Bill Hood
Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Cello – Eleanor Slatkin (tracks: A1, A4, B2, B5)
Drums – Shelly Manne
Guitar – Barney Kessel
Piano – André Previn
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster, Teddy Edwards (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6)
Trombone – Bob Fitzpatrick (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6), Harry Betts (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6)
Trumpet – Al Porcino (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6), Jack Sheldon (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6), Ray Triscari (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6), Stu Williamson (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B6)
Viola – Alvin Dinkin (tracks: A1, A4, B2, B5)
Violin – James Getzoff (tracks: A1, A4, B2, B5), Joseph Stepansky (tracks: A1, A4, B2, B5)
Vocals – Helen Humes
 

The Great Jazz Trio - Threesome (1982)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:16 | Size: 93.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I'll Remember April (5:31)
02. If You Could See Me Now (3:59)
03. Dance Mystere (4:03)
04. Send in the Crowns (7:47)
05. Oleo (3:35)
06. Someday My Prince Will Come (4:01)
07. Conpection (3:43)
08. Bronzette (3:52)
09. The Last Night (4:49)

Hank Jones - piano
Eddie Gomez - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
 

The Great Jazz Trio - The Club New Yorker (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:19 | Size: 94.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. 'S Wonderful (4:45)
02. Autumn in New York (4:00)
03. Love Is Here to Stay (3:58)
04. I've Got a Crush on You (5:40)
05. Manhattan (2:54)
06. Someone to Watch over Me (4:46)
07. They Can't Take That Away from Me (4:17)
08. Isn't It Romantic? (4:11)
09. Embraceable You (4:22)
10. But Not for Me (4:30)

Hank Jones - piano
Lewis Eley - violin
Eddie Gomez - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums

The Great Jazz Trio - N. Y. Sophisticate: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:07 | Size: 102.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. In A Sentimental Mood (4:54)
02. C Jam Blues (4:47)
03. Mood Indigo (4:32)
04. Satin Doll (4:15)
05. Lush Life (3:30)
06. Sophisticated Lady (4:56)
07. Take The 'A' Train (3:40)
08. I Got It Bad (And That Ainґt Good) (4:46)
09. Caravan (4:08)
10. Solitude (4:43)

Hank Jones - piano, Fender Rhodes, Celesta
Eddie Gomez - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Strings Quartet


Nippon Columbia Studio 1983

Georgie Auld And His Orchestra With Sarah Vaughan - In The Middle (1945-1946)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:43 | Size: 159.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 You're Blasé 2:57
2 A Hundred Years From Today 2:54
3 In The Middle 3:10
4 Stormy Weather 3:14
5 I'll Never Be The Same 2:53
6 Stompin' At The Savoy 3:05
7 It Had To Be You 2:45
8 I Don't Know Why 2:58
9 Air Mail Special 2:56
10 Here Comes Heaven Again 3:13
11 Come To Baby Do 2:37
12 Daily Double 2:48
13 You Haven't Changed At All 2:58
14 Route 66 2:43
15 Blue Moon 2:54
16 Time On My Hands 3:16
17 Sweetheart Of All My Dreams 3:01
18 Canyon Passage 2:53
19 Just Sittin' & A Rockin' 3:12
20 Georgie Porgie 2:50

Recording Date 1945 - 1946

Musicraft ‎– MVSCD-56
CD, Compilation
 

Gabor Szabo - Femme Fatale (1981)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:22 | Size: 88.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Femme Fatale 8:13
2. Zingaro (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 7:08
3. Serena (James Harrah) 3:37
4. A Thousand Times 9:17
5. Out of the Night (Chick Corea) 8:07
 
Femme Fatale is the final album by Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó recorded in 1979

Label - Pepita
Recorded at Fidelity Recording Studio in Studio City, Los Angeles

Gábor Szabó – guitar
Gary Grant, Jerry Hey - trumpet, flugelhorn
William Reichenbach - trombone
Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams - reeds
Chick Corea - piano
Leon Bisquera - keyboards
James Harrah - guitar
Lawrence Sonderling, Bobby Dubow, Ken Yerke, John Wittenberg, Sheldon Sanov, Carol Shive - violin
Pamela Goldsmith, Arthur Royval, Michael Nowak - viola
Ronald Cooper, Ray Kelley - cello
Abraham Laboriel - bass
David Roney - electric bass
Hugh Moran – drums
Everette Bryson - percussion
David Campbell - arranger, conductor
 

Erne Krivda & Friends - Satanic (1977)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz-Funk | Total Time: 42:51 | Size: 101.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1. Song for the Moor (13:59)
02. A2. The Piper (3:09)
03. A3. Three Legged Dance (5:13)
04. B1. Magic Music Box (7:09)
05. B2. Munchkin (7:23)
06. B3. La Festival (6:04)

Personnel:
Erne Krivda - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, percussion;
Gik Godsten - keyboards;
Jeff Berlin - electric bass;
Ray Mantilla - congas, percussion;
Bob Moses - drums, vibraphone, tympani, log drums.


Recorded at Downtown Sound, New York, 1977.
 

Charles Mingus - Shadows (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:32 | Size: 72.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Untitled Percussion Composition
Drums – Dannie Richmond
Flute – Shafi Hadi
Percussion – Clarence Shaw, Horace Parlan, Jimmy Knepper, Phineas Newborn Jr.
Written-By, Piano, Percussion, Voice – Charles Mingus
2. Nostalgia In Times Square

Side 2
1. Alice's Wonderland
Alto Saxophone – John Handy
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Dannie Richmond
Piano – Richard Wyands
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin 
2. Self-Portrait In Three Colours
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Dannie Richmond
Piano – Horace Parlan
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin, Shafi Hadi
Trombone – Willie Dennis

"Shady transparent" vinyl. Limited edition of 500.

Recorded: Spring 1958, New York City
 
Shadows is a 1959 American independent drama film directed by John Cassavetes about race relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City.

For the first time on vinyl, Charles Mingus's great score for the legendary 1959 directorial debut of John Cassavetes, Shadows. Much has been said about the controversial relationship between these two masters. "The score encapsulates Cassavetes' and Mingus's unique approaches to both improvisation and composition in their respective media, illuminating the oppositional nature of jazz to mainstream cultural production and the underbelly of race relations in 1950's America"
Ross Lipman, "Mingus, Cassavetes, and the Birth of a Jazz Cinema."


'Most of the music, recorded in spring and summer 1958, was lost in the 1959 final version. Some was written. He and Dannie Richmond did effects separately. Shafi Hadi recorded a short piece as a solo, and Mingus fired him. The musicians were paid about $20 apiece for the sessions.

One part of his soundtrack became 'Nostalgia in Times Square', a jaunty blues strut.'

When Jean Clouzet and I interviewed Mingus in 1964 for the French review 'Jazz Magazine', here is what he replied when he was asked about 'Shadows':

'I have nothing to do with the soundtrack of the film. I did write something but I could not finish what I had planned. We spent barely three hours in the studio where the music was to be recorded. We did not go beyond playing a few bars. That was it. I abandoned because we could not agree on the financial aspect. Cassavettes got hold of the music played by the tenor saxophonist who was in my band.'
Gene Santoro 'Myself When I'm Real, The Life and Music of Charles Mingus'
 

Pepper Adams - The Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:06 | Size: 79.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Bloos, Blooze, Blues (Paul David) (10:13)
02. Settin' Red (Bernard McKenniy) (7:27)
03. Like, What Is This? (Bernard McKinney) (7:39)
04. Skippy (Pepper Adams) (7:47)

Personnel:
Pepper Adams - Baritone Saxophone;
Hank Jones - Piano;
Bernard McKinney – Euphonium;
George Duvivier - Bass;
Elvin Jones - Drums.


Label: Savoy Jazz – SV-0198 (Japan 1992) / Regent – MG 6066 (US 1958)
 

Mike LeDonne Quintet - 'Bout Time (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:56 | Size: 133.19 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Boo's Blues (Mike LeDonne)
2. Minor Contention (Hank Jones)
3. All Too Soon (Duke Ellington)
4. Olla Padrida (Mike LeDonne)
5. Why Was I Born (Jerome Kern)
6. Kelly's Gait (take 2) (Mike LeDonne)
7. B.P. Bossa (Mike LeDonne)
8. Jay Street (Mike LeDonne)
9. Bout Time (Mike LeDonne)

Mike LeDonne (P)
Tom Harrell (Tp / Flh)
Gary Smulyan (Bs)
Dennis Irwin (B)
Kenny Washington (D)


Recorded January 11, 1988 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA by Rudy Van Gelder.
 

Lionel Hampton - '77 Vintage (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:53 | Size: 170.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Liza (2:16)
2. Sweet Georgia Brown (3:59)
3. Lover (4:04)
4. Old Man River (7:00)
5. Lady Be Good (5:11)
6. Birth Of The Blues (3:52)
7. The Fox (7:36)
8. Misty (6:36)
9. Honeysuckle Rose (6:13)
10. Limehouse Blues (5:54)
11. Hamp's Thing (4:12)

Condorced Studio, Toulouse, France
May 14-15,1977.Label: Black & Blue

Lionel Hampton - drums, vibes, piano, vocal
Eddie Chamblee - alto & tenor saxophones
Paul Moen - tenor saxphone
Cat Anderson - trumpet
Milt Buckner - organ
Billy Mackel - guitar
Barry Smith - bass
Frankie Dunlop - drums

 

Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker - Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker (1972)


Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues | Total Time: 33:08 | Size: 72.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
2. Pretty Baby
3. I Need Love So Bad
4. Baby Please Don't Go
5. Five Long Years
6. No-One Knows (What Goes On When The Door Is Closed)
7. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'
 
Label - United Artist Records (Live)

Junior Parker – vocals, harp
Jimmy McGriff - organ,
Horace Ott - electric piano,
Arthur "Fats" Theus - sax,
O'Donel Levy - guitar
Saint Jenkins - drums
William Morris – baritone sax
Joseph Morris – alto sax
Ronald White - trumpet
Production by Sonny Lester
 

Georgie Auld & His Orchestra - Swingin' In The Land Of Hi-Fi (1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:06 | Size: 161.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 In The Land Of Hi-Fi 4:15
2 For You 2:23
3 Until The Real Thing Comes Along 2:19
4 Tippin' In 3:06
5 Sunday Kind Of Love 2:22
6 I May Be Wrong 3:53
7 Swingin' In The Moore Park 3:02
8 If I Loved You 2:46
9 Dinah 2:34
10 They Can't Take That Away From Me 2:45
11 Love Is Just Around The Corner 3:53
12 My Blue Heaven 2:54
13 (Back Home Again In) Indiana 2:53
14 Blue Lou 2:27
15 Too Marvelous For Words 2:45
16 Sweet Sue 2:48
17 Laura 2:27
18 I Get A Kick Out Of You 2:10
19 Rosetta 2:50
20 Sweet Lorraine 2:28
21 Old Rockin' Chair 2:22
22 Got A Date With An Angel 2:27
23 Prisoners Song 3:06
24 Frankie And Johnny 2:48

Tracks 1-12 are Georgie Auld And His Orchestra ‎– In The Land Of Hi-Fi.
Tracks 13-24 are Georgie Auld And His Orchestra ‎– Dancing In The Land Of Hi-Fi.

Jasmine Records ‎– JASCD 429

Personnel # 1-12:
Georgie Auld,Ted Nash,Babe Russin-tenor saxes
Maynard Ferguson,Conrad Gozzo,Manny Klein,Ray Linn-trumpets
Frank Rosolino,Si Zentner,Skeets Herfurt,Tommy Pederson-trombones
Willie Schwartz - alto saxophone
Chuck Gentry - baritone saxophone
Arnold Ross - piano
Barney Kessel or Al Hendrickson - guitar
Joe Mondragon or Joe Comfort - bass
Alvin Stoller or Irv Kottler - drums


Personnel # 13-24:
Georgie Auld - tenor sax
Maynard Ferguson,Ray Linn - trumpets
Frank Rosolino - trombone
Others Unknown
 

Francioli | Bovard - Musique (2LP-1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:42 | Size: 562.80 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A - Musique - I (27:12)
 
Side B
B - Musique - II (19:30)
 
Side C
C - Musique - III (19:12)
 
Side D
D - Musique - IV (11:48)

Jean-Francois Bovard - Daniel Bourquin - Leon Francioli - Olivier Clerc
Free-jazz quartet from Switzerland, usually known as BBFC.


Personnel:
ANDRÉ  JAUME  –  soprano saxophone / tenor saxophone / clarinet / bass clarinet
DANIEL  BOURQUIN  –  soprano saxophone / alto saxophone / baritone saxophone
DANIEL  MARGOT  –  oboe / cornet [cornet anglais]  / soprano saxophone
DIDIER  HATT  –  trumpet / bugle / tuba
MARIO  ALBERTI  –  trumpets / bugle
ANDRE  BERTHOLET  –  trumpet / bugle
JEAN-FRANÇOIS  BOVARD  –  trombone
RUNO  ERICKSSON  –  bass trombone
WALTER  HEYNA  –  cornet
LÉON  FRANCIOLI  –  contrabass / piano
OLIVER  CLERC  –  drums / percussion
RAOUL  ESMERODE  –  xylophone / drums / percussion
JACQUES  DITISHEIM  –  vibraphone / timbales / percussion


Recorded live, Lausanne July 21, 1984, Switzerland.
 
Artist: Jean-Francois Bovard - Daniel Bourquin - Leon Francioli - Olivier Clerc
Title: Musique
Type: New - LP
Label: Plainisphare
Catalog ID: PL 1267/11-12
Country: Switzerland
 

2018/05/18

Wes Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:18:11 | Size: 186.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. D - Natural Blues (Monterey Blues) (6:25)
2. June In January (6:41)
3. Buddy's Tune (6:27)
4. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (8:57)
5. Jingles (10:00)
6. Jeannine (4:09)
7. Snowfall (6:49)
8. Angel Eyes (6:25)
9. Barbados (2:29)
10. This Love Of Mine (3:47)
11. On Green Dolphin Street (4:26)
12. You Don't Know What Love Is (6:22)
13. Beaux Arts (4:41)

# 1-5 Recorded In San Francisco, Fall 1960
# 6-13 Recorded At The Cellar, Vancouver, Canada 1961

Wes Montgomery - guitar
Buddy Montgomery - piano (# 1-5) & vibes (# 6-13)
Monk Montgomery - bass
Lawrence Marable - drums (# 1-5)
Paul Humphrey - drums (# 6-13)

 

The Lightmen Plus One - Energy Control Center (1972)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:55 | Size: 180.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 Wench
A2 Blues For Curtis
A3 Cold Bair
A4 Energy Control Center
 
Side B
B1 Leo
B2 Jupiter's Child
B3 The Phantom
 
Side C
C1 Leo (Alternate)
C2 All Praises to Allah (Alternate)
C3 Cold Bair (Alternate)
 
Side D
D1 The Phantom (Alternate)
D2 All Praises to Allah (7" Single Version)
D3 Me
D4 Ain't Gonna Wait Too Long
D5 Bullets of a Gun
D6 Waiting on Your Mind
D7 400 Years

In May, members of our Classics subscription will receive Energy Control Center, the third album from Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen. Working out of Houston, Texas, in the early ‘70s, the Lightmen released four albums of freak out spiritual-jazz, and their albums got a small, but discerning and rabid audience. These albums prove that there was amazing, boundary-pushing jazz that existed outside of the New York-L.A. nexus of ‘70s jazz. This new edition of the album, released in partnership with our pals at Now Again, is remastered from the original tapes, and features a Listening Notes booklet—with a new interview with Bubbha himself—by Lance Scott Walker.

Alto Saxophone, Flute [Bamboo], Percussion – Virgil Solomon
Congas – John Harvey (8)
Drums, Leader – Bubbha Thomas
Electric Bass – Don Patterson(tracks: A4, B3)
Electric Bass, Percussion – Ed Rose (3)
Flute – Marsha Frazier (tracks: B3), Virgil Solomon (tracks: A2, B2)
Kalimba – Marsha Frazier (tracks: B2)
Piano – Marsha Frazier
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Doug Harris
Synthesizer [Arp] – Truitt Tidwell
Trombone – Joe Singleton
Trumpet – James Hensley, Pat Williams (tracks: B2, B3)


Recorded September and October 1972 at Nashville Sound Studios in Houston, Texas.
 

Georges Arvanitas - Bird of Paradise (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:59 | Size: 163.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Lullaby of Birdland
02. Un Poco Loco
03. Ain't Misbehavin
04. Swift Fly
05. Bird of Paradise
06. Au Privave
07. Memories of You
08. Willow Weep for Me
09. Nardis
10. Rockefeller Center
11. Here's That Rainy Day
12. Three and One
13. Off Minor
14. Lionel's Ballad
15. Hear What I'm Saying
16. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing

Georges Arvanitas - piano
Charles Saudrais - bass
Jacky Samson - drums
 

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:30 | Size: 134.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Love For Sale
3. Somethin' Else
4. One For Daddy-O
5. Dancing In The Dark
6. Bangoon (Bonus)
7. Autumn Leaves (Alt. Take) (Bonus)

Cannonball Adderley - alto sax
Miles Davis - trumpet
Hank Jones - piano
Sam Jones - bass
Art Blakey - drums


Van Gelder Studio, NJ. 1958
 

Benny Waters - Live At The Pawnshop (1976)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:16:11 | Size: 175.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Out of Nowhere 4:17
2 Some of These Days 8:12
3 Summertime 6:44
4 Ziggin' and a Zaggin' 5:32
5 Cherokee 7:03
6 Sophisticated Lady 7:20
7 Dark Eyes 8:17
8 I Can't Get Started 4:57
9 (Back Home Again In) Indiana 9:11
10 Blues Amore 9:35

Personnel: Benny Waters (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet); Bjorn Milder (piano); Goran Stachewsky (guitar); Goran Lind (acoustic bass); Krister Ohlsson (drums).

Recorded at The Pawnshop, Stockholm, Sweden on April 27, 1976.
 
In April 1976, at the age of 74, the legendary swing saxophonist Benny Waters made a momentous appearance at the internationally famous jazz-blub Stampen often known as “The Pawnshop”, in Stockholm. This album is a memento of this concert and a wonderful musician. Worthy of note is the fact that the pianist on this recording is the late, great and unfortunately the most “underrecorded” Swedish swing piano player Björn Milder – yes, Joakim Milders father! – who was considered by many visiting musicians to be “world class”. And they should know!
 

2018/05/17

Michael Mantler | Carla Bley - 13 & 3/4 (1975)


Genre: Jazz, Classical / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 45:58 | Size: 248.09 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A.13
Alto Saxophone – Buddy Pearson, Don Davis
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Ken Adams
Baritone Saxophone – Charles Davis , Hamiet Bluiett
Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon – Ken McIntyre
Bass – Bill Rich, Dave Moore, Helen Newcombe, Peter Warren
Bass Clarinet – George Barrow
Bassoon – Gail Hightower, Karl Hampton Porter
Cello – Clare Maher, Hank Roberts, Judith Martin, Judy Dolce
Conductor, Written By – Michael Mantler
Flute – Hal Archer, Patrice Fisher, Paul Moen
Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Nicholas Pike
French Horn – Greg Williams, John Clark , Peter Gordon , Bill Warnick
Oboe – Kathy Karlsen, Mike Lewis , Waldemar Bhosys
Piano – Carla Bley
Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Courtenay Wynter
Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet – Jim Odgren
Tenor Saxophone – Lou Marini, Richard Peck
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Collin Tilton
Trombone – Gary Brocks, Michael Gibbs, Rex Shrout
Trombone [Bass] – Earl McIntyre
Trumpet – Greg Bobulinski, John Eckert, Lauren Draper, Leonard Goines
Tuba – Bob Stewart, Jack Jeffers
Viola – Al Visscher, Deena Leff, Drusilla Tesch, Mona Hector, Virginia Izzo
Violin – Alice Stern, Betty MacDonald, Brian Conklin, Laurie Schaller, Lila Baker, Michael Levine, Noreen Davis, Oskana Lenec
 
Side B
B.3/4
Bass – Peter Warren
Bassoon – Frank Nizzari
Cello – Clare Maher, Hank Roberts
Clarinet – Collin Tilton
Flute [Alto] – Paul Moen
French Horn – John Clark
Harp – Patrice Fisher
Marimba, Vibraphone, Bells [Orchestra Bells], Percussion [Miscellaneous] – David Samuels
Oboe – Roger Janotta
Piano – Ursula Oppens
Soloist, Piano, Conductor, Written By – Carla Bley
Trombone – Michael Gibbs
Trumpet – Michael Mantler
Tuba – Bob Stewart
Viola – Michael Levine, Mona Hector
Violin – Betty MacDonald, Kathy Seplow
 
Recorded August 1975, Grog Kill Studio, NY. Mixed September 1975, Scorpio Sound, London.
 
Label: WATT Works ‎– WATT/ 3
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1975
Style: Neo-Romantic, Big Band, Modern
 

Karel Boehlee Trio - Switch (1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:20 | Size: 93.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves - 4:03
2. Switch - 6:41
3. Misty - 4:34
4. Summertime - 2:43
5. J.E.S.T. - 3:50
6. On a Clear Day - 2:58
7. Forest Flower - 6:30
8. United Blues - 5:34
9. Recorda Me - 4:29

Karel Boehlee - piano
Franc Bouwmeester - bass
Hans Eykenaar - drums


Recording Date: February 25, 1984.
Studio 44, Monster Holland.
 

Jerzy Milian - Neuroimpressions (1970-1973)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:03 | Size: 75.56 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Neuroimpressions Hungary
1. Orientally
2. Plasma
3. Neurasthenia
Neuroimpressions Germany
4. Orientally
5. Plasmoidally
6. Neurosis
7. Program
8. Ballade
9. Polly's Song

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (4 to 9)
Bass – Balács Berkes (1 to 3), Klaus Koch (4 to 9)
Drums – Vilmos Jávori (1 to 3), Willibald Winkler (4 to 9)
Guitar [Toy Guitar] – Jerzy Milian (1 to 6)
Liner Notes – Jerzy Milian
Piano – György Vukán (1 to 3)
Trumpet – Heinz Becker (4 to 6), Rudolf Tomsits (1 to 3)
Vibraphone – Jerzy Milian


Recorded at: Magyar Radio, Budapest, 11.11.1973 (1-3), Rundfunk der DDR studios, East-Berlin, 02.1971 (4-6), 07.1970 (7-9)
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Released: 25 Nov 2016

Label: GAD Records ‎
 

Ernie Carson - Ernie Carson And Rhythm (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:45 | Size: 238.29 MB | WAV File
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. I Double Dare You
2. When You Walked Out
3. If Dreams Come True
4. Into Each Life some Rain Must Fall
5. Down In Bom Bom Bay
6. Diga Diga Do

Side 2
1. Susan
2. All American Girl
3. My Chili Bon Bon
4. My Cross-Eyed Cutie
5. Flat Foot
 
Banjo – Bill Rutan
Cornet – Ernie Carson
Drums – Don Hooker
Piano – Robbie Rhodes
Tuba – Shorty Johnson

 
Ernie Carson (December 4, 1937 – January 9, 2012) was an American Dixieland jazz revival cornetist, pianist, and singer. He was born in Portland, Oregon.

Carson played trumpet from elementary school, and played with the Castle Jazz Band in the mid-1950s prior to a stint in the U.S. Marines. Following this he worked in Los Angeles with Dave Wierbach, Jig Adams, Ray Bauduc, Pat Yankee, and Turk Murphy, and led several of his own groups from the 1970s, including the Capital City Jazz Band and a new version of the Castle Jazz Band. After more than twenty years of playing based in Atlanta, he moved back to Oregon in 1995. He died in 2012 in Portland, Oregon.