2015/11/30

Steve Torok - Eye To Eye (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:40 | Size: 147.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Sister Sadie (6:09)
02. Summertime (5:20)
03. Nature Boy (5:31)
04. Ommetaphobia (5:52)
05. Ben (5:50)
06. Blue Skies (4:05)
07. The Haunting (7:35)
08. Star Wars Suite: Main Theme Mambo (5:25)
09. Star Wars Suite: Imperial Funk (4:07)
10. Star Wars Suite: Cantina Swing (3:30)
11. Gita (5:50)
12. Nature Boy (Live) (With Elephant Percussion) (5:26)
 
Personnel
Steve Torok - Tenor Sax
Llew Matthews - Acoustic and Rhodes Piano
Dan Siegel - Acoustic Piano and Synth
Reggie Hamilton - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Rayford Griffin - Drum Set
Carmen Grillo - Electric Guitar
Allen Hinds - Acoustic Guitar
Yvette Cason – Vocals
Lenny Castro - Percussion
Nelson Guzman – Congas
Rain Stick - Lori Craig Torok
Horn Section:
Steve Torok - Alto and Tenor Sax
Dan Fornero, Brandon Shaw, Harry Kim – Trumpet
Jacques Voyemant – Trombone
 
Label - Key of Z Music
 
Southern California saxophonist, arranger, composer Steve Torok has performed with Stevie Wonder, Usher, The Temptations, Four Tops, Sheila E, O'Jays, Brian Bromberg, Pete Escovedo, Dan Siegel, Taj Mahal, and many others. His saxophone playing or arrangements have been featured on numerous national recordings including the hit TV shows The Voice and American Idol. Notable jazz artists including funky trombonist Fred Wesley, saxophonists Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, vocalist Carmen Bradford, and klezmer violinist Yale Strom have performed his arrangements.
Eye to Eye, co-produced by Dan Siegel, represents an eclectic array of Steve’s works: original tunes, arrangements of standards, jazz arrangements of Star Wars music (created for Lucasfilm, Ltd. and premiered at Star Wars Celebration III), and music with elephant percussion. See below for a note from Steve regarding both the Star Wars and Elephant music. The recording features some of the best Los Angeles studio musicians.
 

Paris Jazz Big Band - Mediterraneo (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:30 | Size: 153.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Buleria
02. Heavy Tango
03. Miró
04. Cataluña
05. Valse
06. Escota
07. Estérel
08. Haut De Cagnes
09. Impatience
10. Les Enfants D'ulysse
11. Little Mama
12. For J. K
13. Ifrikiya
14. Derbouka
 
Label - Cristal Records
 
After the success of their first album, the members of PJBB available here the Mediterranean in the playground. Festive and warm atmosphere as the colors of the album cover, music tumbles sometimes vigorously, sometimes with endearing sensuality and remains of one across the cd. A record that announces the first rays of sun, the first heat, the holidays.
 

Fela Kuti - Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer (2007)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 56:39 | Size: 128.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Alagbon Close
2.I No Get Eye For Back
3.Why Black Man Dey Suffer
4.Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality
 

Curtis Brothers - Completion Of Proof (2011)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:55 | Size: 123.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Protestor 6:39
2. Madison 6:12
3. The Onge 6:19
4. The Wrath 7:20
5. Mass Manipulation 7:16
6. Manifest Destiny 6:47
7. Sol Within 5:57
8. Jazz Conspiracy 7:25
 
Zaccai Curtis - piano
Luques Curtis - bass
Ralph Peterson - drums
Brian Lynch - trumpet
Donald Harrison - ato saxophone (1,2,3,7,8)
Joe Ford - ato saxophone (4,5,6)
Jimmy Greene - tenor saxophone (4,5,6)
Pedro Martinez - bata (4,6)
Rogerio Boccato - brazilian percussion (5)
Reinaldo De Jesus - barriles (7)
 
Label - Truth Revolution Records
 

Codona - Estival jazz live in Italy (1978)


Genre: Jazz / Etnico | Total Time: 52:57 | Size: 116.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Like that of sky
2.Improvisation I
3.Improvisation II
4.Mumakata
5.Vocalese I & II
 
Collin Walcott - sitar,percussion,tablas
Don Cherry - pocket trumpet,reeds,vocals
Nana Vasconcelos - berimbau,drums,percussion
 

The Philadelphia Experiment - The Philadelphia Experiment (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:43 | Size: 118.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Philadelphia Experiment
02. Grover
03. Lesson #4
04. Call For All Demons
05. Trouble Man Theme
06. Ain't It The Truth
07. IIe Ife
08. The Miles Hit
09. (Re)Moved
10. Philadelphia Freedom
11. Mister Magic
 
Christian McBride (Acoustic & electric basses); Ahmir Thompson (Drums); Uri Caine (Piano & keyboards); Pat Martino (Guitar on 1,2,4); Jon Swana (Trumpet on 1 & 5); Larry Gold (Cello & arranger on 10); Aaron Luis Levinson (Handclaps & SFX on 2 and 9)
 

The Detroit Experiment - The Detroit Experiment (2003)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:12 | Size: 145.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Space odyssey
02. Think twice
03. Revelation
04. Baby needs new shoes
05. There is a god
06. Church
07. Enterluud
08. Vernors
09. Too high
10. Highest
11. Midnight at the twenty grand
12. A taste of tribe
13. The way we make music
14. Revelation reprise
 
Amp Fiddler (vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Athletic Mic League, Invincible (rap vocals); Carl Craig (guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar, programming); Perry Hughes (guitar); Regina Carter (violin); Allan Barnes (flute, alto saxophone); Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Marcus Belgrave (trumpet); Geri Allen (piano); Jeremy Ellis (Fender Rhodes piano); Jaribu Shahid, Al Turner (bass guitar); Karriem Riggins (drums, tambourine, percussion); Ron Otis (drums); Francisco Mora Catlett (percussion)
 

Lyle Mays - Live In Buenos Aires (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:37 | Size:114.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Close to Home
02. Chorinho
03. Fictionary
04. Lincoln Review His Notes
05. Unidentified standard


Lyle Mays (Piano); Peter Erskine (Drums); Marc Johnson (Bass)

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Lew Soloff - Rainbow Mountain (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:43 | Size: 164.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Frog Legs
02. Rainbow Mountain
03. Don't Speak
04. Up from the Skies
05. Quiero No Puedo
06. Suzie Q
07. Starmaker
08. Born on the Bayou
09. Stairway to Heaven
10. Tout Va Lews
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Lou Marini (Saxophones, flute); Joe Beck (Guitar); Mark Egan (Acoustic bass, electric bass); Danny Gottlieb (Drums).
With special guests on #2 only: Delmar Brown (Synthesizer); Hiram Bullock (Guitar); Will Lee & Chulo (Bass); Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums); Miles Evans (Trumpet); Paul Shaffer (Hammond B-3 organ).
 

Lew Soloff - With a Song in My Heart (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:11 | Size: 154.51 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Come Rain or Come Shine
02. Andantino from Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (2nd Movement)
03. The Way You Look Tonight
04. I'm a Fool to Want You
05. Mea Culpa
06. Deguello
07. Istanbul
08. One for Emily
09. With a Song in My Heart
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Mulgrew Miller (Piano); George Mraz (Bass); Victor Lewis (Drums); Emily Mitchell (Harp in 2,6).
 

Lew Soloff - Little Wing (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:27 | Size: 155.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. La Toalla
02. True Confessions
03. Alligatory Crocodile
04. Healing Power
05. Para Los Papines
06. Coral Canyon
07. Tapajack
08. Little Wing
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Ray Anderson (Trombone); Gil Goldstein (Piano, synthesizer, accordion); Pete Levin (Organ, synthesizer, vocoder); Mark Egan (Bass); Kenwood Dennard (Drums); Manolo Badrena (Percussion).
 

Lew Soloff - But Beautiful (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:05 | Size: 104.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Marilyn
02. Duty Blues (Blues For Kawa)
03. Speak Low
04. Raunchy Rita
05. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
06. But Beautiful
07. Stella by Starlight
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Richard Davis (Bass); Elvin Jones (Drums); Kenny Kirkland (Piano).
 

Lew Soloff - Speak Low (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:18 | Size: 124.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Marilyn
02. Duty Blues
03. Speak Low
04. Raunchy Rita
05. Reincarnation of a Lovebird
06. But Beautiful
07. Stella by Starlight
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Kenny Kirkland (Piano); Richard Davis (Bass); Elvin Jones (Drums).
 

Lew Soloff - Yesterdays (1986)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:27 | Size: 116.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Yesterdays
02. Barbara
03. Beautiful Mimi
04. All Blues
05. Thaddeus
06. Little Laura
07. Antigua
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet); Mike Stern (Guitar); Charnett Moffett (Bass); Elvin Jones (Drums).
 

Lew Soloff - Hanalei Bay (1985)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:49 | Size: 98.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Salazar
02. My Buddy
03. Hanalei Bay
04. A Felicidade
05. La Toalla
06. Emily
07. Well You Needn't
08. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
 
Lew Soloff (Trumpet, flugelhorn); Gil Evans (Electric piano); Pete Levin (Synthesizer); Hiram Bullock (Guitars); Mark Egan (Bass); Adam Nussbaum (Drums); Manolo Badrena (Percussion).
 

Joey Defrancesco - Trip Mode (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:18 | Size: 134.48 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Trip Mode
02. Who Shot John?
03. Arizona Sunrise
04. In That Order
05. Cuz U No
06. On Georgian Bay
07. The Touch of Your Lips
08. Traffic Jam
09. What's Your Organ Player's Name?
 
Joey DeFrancesco (Organ, Piano, Keyboard, Trumpet, Vocal); Jason Brown (Drums); Dan Wilson (Guitar); Mike Boone (Bass).
 

Isaias Elpes - Isaias Elpes (2014)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 32:31 | Size: 70.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Fusca 78
02. Born in Brazil
03. TW
04. Forro De Paia
05.  Holy Land
06. 58
07. Seheven
08. Pround Latino
 

2015/11/29

Steely Dan - Think Fast in Cincinnati, OH (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:58:41 | Size: 1.15 GB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
01. Overture: Everyone's Gone to the Movies > The Fez
02. The Royal Scam
03. I Got the News
04. Showbiz Kids
05. Everything You Did
06. Two Against Nature
07. Hey Nineteen
08. Godwhacker
09. Babylon Sisters
10. New Frontier
11. Gaucho*
12. Glamour Profession
13. Parker's Band
14. Josie
15. Aja
16. Love is Like an Itchin' in My Heart
17. Peg
18. FM
19. Kid Charlemagne
20. Last Tango in Paris
 
The Think Fast Steely Dan Orchestra '08:
Jon Herington (Guitar)
Freddie Washington (Bass)
Jeff Young (Keyboards, Backing Vocals)
Keith Carlock (Drums)
Nelson Foltz (Trombone)
Michael Leonhart (Trumpet, mellophonium & flugelhorn)
Walt Weiskopf (Tenor & Alto Saxophones)
Roger Rosenberg (Baritone Saxophone)
Tawatha Agee (Backing Vocals)
Cindy Mizelle (Backing Vocals)
 
Donald Fagen (Lead Vocals, Fender Rhodes Piano, Hohner Melodica)
Walter Becker (Guitar, Lead Vocals)
 

Spyro Gyra - Jazzwoche Burghausen (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:26:38 | Size: 864.86 MB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
01. Cape Town Love
02. Guiltless
03. De La Luz
04. I Believe In You
05. Good To Go-Go
06. After The Storm
07. Cachaça
08. Island Time
09. Funkyard Dog
10. Morning Dance
 
Jay Beckenstein (Alto sax, soprano sax)
Tom Schuman (Keyboards)
Julio Fernandez (Guitar, vocals)
Scott Ambush (Bass)
Lionel Cordew (Drums)
 

Sonny Fortune Quartet - Live at The Oslo Jazz Festival (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:52 | Size: 563.41 MB | AVI
 
Musicians:
Sonny Fortune - alto sax
Michael Varekamp - trumpet
Juraij Stanik - piano
Joris Teepe - contrabass
Erik Kooger - drums
 

Patrick Moraz - In Princeton (2007)


Genre: Piano Performance | Total Time: 1:17:54 | Size: 1.40 GB | MP4
 
Tracklist:
01. Aural Contact I (Sacrifices) 08:34
02. Soul Eternal 13.40
03. Aural Contact II (Initiation) 05:28
04. Lost Way 08:01
05. Cachaca 07:05
06. Isle Of View 06:01
07. Oral Contact: Shout! 00:05
08. Talisman 05:16
09. Caprice Of The Gods 04:28
10. Blue Monk 09:26
11. Intro / The Best Years Of Our Lives 05:03
12. The Story Of (1975 Promo Clip) 06:19
 
Patrick Moraz performed on the piano
the work of his own,
and other composers, including
Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.
No electricity!
The bonus - Clip 1975 (e).
 
Patrick Moraz - In Princeton
Recorded Live at Westminster Choir College,
Princeton, New Jersey


Patrick Moraz Philippe (fr. Patrick Philippe Moraz; June 24, 1948 in Villars-Ste-Croix, Morges, Switzerland) - Swiss keyboardist and composer. Best known as a member of the British prog bands Yes and The Moody Blues.
Country: Switzerland
 

George Duke & Friends - The Smooth Jazz Cruise (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:22:30 | Size: 827.71 MB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
01. Introduction
02. Fuzzzion
03. Chillin'
04. In A Mellow Tone
05. Cravo E Canela
06. Songs Introduction
07. Sweet baby
08. No Rhyme, No Reason
09. Let Me Roll
10. Reach For It
11. Let Me Ride
12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
 
George Duke (Keyboards, vocals)
Dwight Sills (Guitar)
Ronnie Gutierrez (Percussion)
Nate Phillips (Bass)
Rayford Griffin (Drums)
Arlington Jones (Keyboards)
 
Guests:
Mindi Abair (Alto sax)
Tom Braxton (Tenor sax)
Jonathan Butler (Guitar, vocals)
Najee (Flute, alto sax)
Marcus Miller (Bass)
Cederick Johnson (Vocals)
Yvonne Johnson (Vocals)
Traci Johnson (Vocals)
 

Wild Bill Davison & Ralph Sutton - Together Again (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:41 | Size: 139.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Everybody Loves My Baby (4:19)
2.The Blue Room (3:53)
3.Time After Time (4:26)
4.Old Cape Cod (4:27)
5.Exactly Like You (6:05)
6.Shine (4:03)
7.After I Say I'm Sorry (3:46)
8.Try A Little Tenderness (2:52)
9.Cute (3:44)
10.Squeeze Me (4:47)
11.Runnin' Wild (3:51)
12.Everybody Loves My Baby (4:07)
13.The Blue Room (4:40)
14.Shine (4:05)
15.Runnin' Wild (4:33)
 
Wild Bill Davison - trumpet
Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen - trombone
Jesper Thilo - tenor saxophone
Ralph Sutton - piano
Lars Blach - guitar
Hugo Rasmussen - bass
Svend-Erik Norregaard - drums
 
Rosenberg Sound Technic, Copenhagen 1977
 

Silvia Schiavoni & Phantabrass Play George & Ira Gershwin - Live in Siena (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:55 | Size: 317.26 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
1. Slap That Bass 3:34
2. Embraceable You 6:57
3. The Man I Love 7:27
4. But Not For Me 9:17
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It 3:45
6. Someone To Watch Over Me 3:45
7. Rhythm Walked In 3:06
8. How Long Has This Been Going On? 8:22
9. A Foggy Day (In London Town) 5:10
10. They Can't Take That Away From Me 5:01
11. Love Is Here To Stay 5:35
 
Arranged By, Directed By, Trombone – Giancarlo Schiaffini
Double Bass – Giovanni Maier
Drums – U.T. Gandhi
Euphonium – Gianpiero Malfatto
French Horn – Martin Mayes
Trombone – Lauro Rossi, Sebi Tramontana
Trumpet – Alberto Mandarini, Flavio Davanzo, Luca Calabrese
Tuba [Bass] – Beppe Caruso
Voice – Silvia Schiavoni
 
Recorded live on 30th July 2008, Buonconvento (Siena) at "Festival Jazz... in Terre di Siena"
 

Sax Gordon - In The Wee Small Hours (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:21 | Size: 112.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Glory Of Love 6:09
2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 6:15
3. When I Grow Too Old To Dream 6:33
4. My Old Fame 6:38
5. Whatever Lola Wants 4:26
6. Blue And Sentimental 4:53
7. Big Top Blues 5:39
8. Easy Living 2:59
9. Bubbles 5:50
 
Sax Gordon - sax tenor
Alberto Marsico - Hammond b3
Alessandro Minetto - drums
 
Label - Delmark Records
 
Sobriquet and appearance aren’t likely to endear Sax Gordon to the jazz intelligentsia any time soon. Neither is his obvious acumen for creative facial grooming. Even so, In the Wee Small Hours is an aural book that belies the questionability of its cover with a program of proficient, if derivative, organ combo jazz. The instrumentation is identical and the vibe very similar to Stanley Turrentine’s 1961 classic Dearly Beloved for Blue Note. Sax Gordon may not exactly look the part, but on strictly auricular terms he’s earned convincing credibility as a journeyman worth noting.
 

Red Allen With Lion Smith & Buster Bailey - Live At Central Plaza (1952)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:35 | Size: 141.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Way Down Younder In New Orlean (1:25)
2.Clarinet Marmalade (4:05)
3.Body And Soul (3:33)
4.Snag It (6:09)
5.Sweet Sue (3:42)
6.Eh La Bas (2:55)
7.Love Is Just Around The Corner (5:32)
8.I Ain't Got Nobody (5:51)
9.Struttin' With Some Barbecue (5:48)
10.Squeeze Me (5:42)
11.Ain't She Sweet (4:50)
12.St. James Infirmary (4:00)
13.Beale Street Blues (6:31)
14.Ride Red Ride (5:31)
 
Henry "Red" Allen - trumpet & vocal
Buster Bailey - clarinet
Russell "Big Chief" Moore - trombone
Willie "The Lion" Smith - piano
Arthur Trappier - drums
 
Live At Central Plaza, NY.
 

Enrico Rava / Jeanneau / Sellin / Mechali / Ceccarelli - Tribute To Mingus (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:15 | Size: 136.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Pithecanthropus Erectus
2.Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
3.Remember Rockfeller In Attica
4.Nostalgia In Times Square
5.Fables Of Faubus
6.Goodbye Porkpie Hat
7.La Tete A L'Envers
 
Double Bass – Francois Mechali
Drums – Andre Ceccarelli
Piano – Herve Sellin
Tenor Saxophone – Francois Jeanneau
Trumpet – Enrico Rava
 
Recorded at Studio Acousti,Paris,France,1991-11.
 

Marie McDonald with Hal Borne and His Orchestra - "The Body" Sings! (1957)


Genre: Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 33:40 | Size: 74.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Embraceable You
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
2. How Deep Is The Ocean
Written-By – Irving Berlin
3. You'll Never Know
Written-By – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
4. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Written-By – Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
5. Bill
6. Paradise
 
Side 2
1. These Foolish Things
2. mDon't Blame Me
Written-By – Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields
3. It Had To Be You
Written-By – Gus Kahn, Isham Jones
4. He Took Me By Storm
Written-By – Hal Borne
5. I Don't Know Why
6. Falling In Love With Love
 
Conductor – Hal Borne
Vocals – Marie McDonald
 
Marie McDonald (July 6, 1923 – October 21, 1965) was an American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" and later nicknamed "The Body".

Hal Borne (December 26, 1911, Chicago, Illinois - February 25, 2000, Tarzana, California) was an American popular song composer, orchestra leader, music arranger and musical director, who studied music at the University of Illinois. He wrote most frequently with the lyricists Sid Kuller and Ray Golden, including songs for the Marx Brothers ("Sing While You Sell") and Tony Martin ("Tenement Symphony").
 

King Curtis - The Blues Don't Care (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:46 | Size: 177.18 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Ain't Nobody's Business (3:04)
02. Soul Street (9:06)
03. I Have To Worry (2:40)
04. Jivin' Time (4:48)
05. Fever (2:40)
06. Lazy Soul (7:12)
07. Night Train (2:56)
08. Trouble In Mind (2:57)
09. Tuxedo Junction (2:56)
10. Soul Meeting (6:57)
11. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (3:22)
12. So Rare (2:32)
13. Blues At The Five Spot (5:39)
14. All The Way (5:28)
15. Lean Baby (2:57)
16. Jeep's Blues (6:54)
17. Woke Up In The Morning (2:49)
18. Sweet And Lovely (2:51)
 
Label - Nagel Heyer Records (Compilation)
 

Gunnar Geisse - Meta Atem (2007)


Genre: Free Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:24 | Size: 143.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Per Sona
2.Meta Atem
3.Grattager G-eis-es-e
4.Das Diskrete Jetzt
5.Die Quelle
 
A mysterious work of electric guitar & bass, signal processing, field recordings and voice. Using tonal textures and unusual punctuation, Geisse builds intense and encompassing sound spaces that use spatial actions to great effect, with sparse delivery of recordings and other interventions. Impressive work, paced for the benefit of his rich sonic world, creating a surprisingly psychedelic side-effect. Gunnar Geisse has worked with Phil Durrant, Barry Guy,Franz Hautzinger,Wilbert de Joode,Jason Kahn, Thomas Lehn,Gunter Muller,Phill Niblock,Evan Parker,&c.&c.
 

Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra - 1942 (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:17 | Size: 106.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Victory Walk 2:47
2. That Real Romance 3:17
3. Wichita Windstorm 2:40
4. Thoughtless 2:38
5. I Like to Riff 2:55
6. Shady Lady 2:45
7. That Old Black Magic 3:12
8. Things Ain't What They Used to Be 3:03
9. Washington Whirligig 2:58
10. Midsummer Matinee 3:04
11. Charleston Alley 1:31
12. Oh, Miss Jaxson 2:47
13. Plowin' 2:50
14. I Don't Want Anybody at All 2:47
15. Smiles 3:04
 
Recorde July 28, 1942. Tr. 11 - recorded January 27, 1941.
 
Circle Records presents a series of Lang-Worth Transcriptions by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra, most of which were recorded in New York's Liederkranz Hall on July 28, 1942; "Charleston Alley," using an arrangement by Horace Henderson, was committed to wax on January 27, 1941. Only six of the 14 tracks feature vocals; the singers are Lena Horne, Huck Andrews, Bob Carroll, Frances Wayne and Peanuts Holland. Instrumental treats include "Victory Walk," "Wichita Windstorm," "Washington Whirligig" and a beautifully rendered salute to Johnny Hodges and Duke Ellington in the form of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." Listeners are advised to savor the trumpeting of Peanuts Holland and the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones of Charlie Barnet. This excellent package of big-band swing recorded in the middle of the Second World War contains at least as much real jazz as any of the six Classics chronological Barnet compilations documenting the years 1933-1940.
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Bud Freeman & Jimmy McPartland - Jazz Meeting In Holland (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:02 | Size: 168.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.That D-Minor Thing # 1 (5:16)
2.All Of Me (4:05)
3.Sweet Sue (5:48)
4.You Took Advantage Of Me (9:52)
5.Third Street Blues (3:00)
6.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (3:48)
7.Rockin' Chair (3:48)
8.I Can't Give You anything But Love (5:24)
9.Dinah (4:04)
10.Jazz Me Blues (3:09)
11.St. James Infirmary (4:58)
12.Sorry (3:15)
13.Basin Street Blues (5:55)
14.That D-Minor Thing # 2 (5:37)
15.Struttin' With Some Barbecue (9:04)
 
Bud Freeman - tenor saxophone
Jimmy McPartland - trumpet & vocal
Fritz Kaatee - clarinet & sprano sax
Henk Van Muyen - trombone
Bob Wuffers - trumpet
Pim Hogervorst - banjo & trombone
Jacques Kingma - bass
Ted Easton - drums
 
New Orlean Jazz Club, Netherlands 1975
 

Bernard Berkhout's Swingmates - Pennies From Heaven (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:33 | Size: 128.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. I Got Rhythm 8:36
2. Lullaby Of Birdland 8:35
3. Louise 5:56
4. You Couldn't Be Cuter 3:01
5. Alice In Wonderland 5:13
6. Body And Soul 8:09
7. Pennies From Heaven 9:18
8. Bag's Groove 7:46
 
Personnel
Bernard Berkhout – tenor sax
Frits Landesbergen – vibes
Mark van der Feen – piano
Hans Voogt – guitar
Frans Bouwmeester – bass
Barry Olthof – drums
 
Label - Sam Sam Music
 
Bernardus Johannes Berkhout (born 18 April 1961, Santpoort, the Netherlands) is a family doctor, best known as a jazz clarinetist & saxophonist.
 

2015/11/27

Sophia Domancich - Pentacle (2003)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:18 | Size: 117.48 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Vestiges/Pentecote (Suite)
2. Don't Even Think About It
3. Pentecote
4. Polygone de Sustentation
5. Étoile Rouge
6. Belchose
7. 65ter
8. Raoul
9. Final
 
Simon Goubert (Cymbals, Drums)
Claude Tchamitchian (Contrabass)
Michel Marre (Euphonium)
Jean Luc Cappozzo (Trumpet, Bugle)
Alain Costagliola (Piano)
Sophia Domancich (Piano)
 

Snik - Metasediment Rock (2015)


Genre: Free Jazz | Total Time: 41:56 | Size: 95.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 - Niks
02 - Hæstbætt
03 - Skog
04 - Durham
05 - Pausefisk
06 - Knis
07 - Sneakpeak
08 - Lonely Vågan
 
Personnel:
Kristoffer Kompen - trombone
Kristoffer Berre Alberts - saxophones
Ole Morten Vågan - double bass
Erik Nylander - drums
 
The Norwegian jazz scene is like the hat of a magician: when you think nothing more can get out from its mysterious hole, there’s something else emerging to amaze us. SNIK is such a case. The compositions are from two of the members of this quartet, trombonist Kristoffer Kompen and double bassist Ole Morten Vagan. Vagan is one of the most respected names of the Scandinavian jazz, with his membership of Joshua Redman Trio and his quintet Motif, writing scores for the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra or playing with the likes of Axel Dorner, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Bugge Wesseltoft and Rudi Mahall. Kompen became a member of the big band Jazzin’ Babies when he was only 15 years old and since then it seems that the sky is the only limit for him. He’s the founding leader of the bands Union Rhythm Kings and Kompen Quintet and the author of “Tribute to Jack Teagarden”, maybe the most important link between the trombone practices of today and the times of the so-called “father of jazz trombone”. What a combination! Together with Kristoffer Berre Alberts and Erik Nylander they show us that it’s not possible to play cold jazz, even when surrounded by snow and ice. “Metasediment Rock” is to the sensible hearts what volcanos are to close-by villages: dangerous.
 

Simon Nabatov & Mark Dresser - Projections (2015)


Genre: Free Jazz | Total Time: 48:34 | Size: 112.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Cover All Basses
2.Cîtara XL
3.Aria Attack
4.Pliant Giant
5.La Ment
6.Parting Shots
 
Personnel: Simon Nabatov: piano; Mark Dresser: bass.
 
Record Label: Clean Feed Records
 
Projections captures an improvised duo encounter between émigré Russian pianist Simon Nabatov and Californian bassist Mark Dresser. Although they first played together as part of German composer Klaus Konig's Orchestra in 1992, it's taken until now for their first head to head. Both are masters of their respective instruments, articulate, persuasive and responsive. They come together in a busy, volatile set recorded live in 2014 at the Loft in Nabatov's adopted hometown of Cologne. The result is a dazzling series of interactions which can change within the space of a few seconds from warm and tender to austere and alien.

Dresser commands a range of tone and texture unmatched by any of his peers except perhaps Barry Guy, manifest in rapid-fire switches between bow and fingers and between registers from delicate koto like plucks to a growling bottom end. Slurred vocal inflections vie with pure toned classical lines as he roams freely across the fretboard. His partnership with self styled hyper pianist Denman Maroney leads one to ask whether the bassist gravitates towards those who modify their piano for alternative sounds, or does he attract them?

Certainly on this session Nabatov majors on piano preparations in contrast to some of his other dates (such as his garrulous duets with trombonist Nils Wogram). Gambits such as rolling balls on the strings add a random element, while he dampens the hammers elsewhere to extract gamelan sonorities. There's no respite to his imagination on the keyboard, where the torrent of notes emanating from each hand suggests he almost has too much to say.

Happy synchronicities mean that two such voices in full spate create much more than the sum of their parts With no melody or regular time, the music is percussive rather than rhythmic—the prancing staccato section in "Pliant Giant" provides a case in point. But episodes of spare reflection appear interspersed through the program, as in "Cîtara XL" where the unconventional jostles with the more expected.

Dresser's introduction to "Aria Attack" includes whistling arco wails and groans, building up to an intense exchange. But a restless energy dictates that no matter what they move on quickly to new ideas (as in the Morse code passage in jerky explosive "Parting Shots") an indication perhaps that much remains for this pairing to investigate.
 

Sebastian Gille - Anthem (2011)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:27 | Size: 106.94 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Blossom (7:34)
2. Gray (5:27)
3. Anthem (5:10)
4. Embrace (5:40)
5. Charisma (7:27)
6. Barbara-Song (3:37)
7. Epilogue (5:19)
8. You Won't Forget Me (6:15)
 
Sebastian Gille - tenor & soprano saxophone, alto clarinet
Pablo Held - piano
Robert Landfermann - bass
Jonas Burgwinkel - drums
 

Rene Urtreger - Onirica (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:22 | Size: 115.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Ailleurs (Urtreger) - 4:05
02. La Fornarina (Urtreger) - 5:51
03. Chimeric (Urtreger) - 2:57
04. Theme pour un ami (Urtreger) - 4:11
05. Deux jours de pernes (Urtreger) - 1:55
06. Facile a dire (Urtreger) - 2:47
07. Chimeric (Urtreger) - 2:53
08. Gracias Paloma (Urtreger) - 4:35
09. Valsajane (Urtreger) - 4:30
10. Chimeric (Urtreger) - 2:55
11. St Eustache (Urtreger) - 4:55
12. Chimeric (Urtreger) - 1:06
13. Serena (Urtreger) - 6:54
14. Chimeric (Urtreger) - 1:57
 
Rene Urtreger - piano
 

Louise Bøttern - Kick off Your Shoes (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:37 | Size: 108.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Man I Love (4:42)
2. Kick off Your Shoes (3:18)
3. Long Daddy Green (4:31)
4. Just When We’re Falling in Love (Robbins Nest) (5:51)
5. Autumn Nocturne (5:03)
6. An Occasional Man (3:48)
7. It’s Over Now (Well, You Needn’t) (4:10)
8. How I Wish (Ask Me Now) (5:25)
9. You’d Be so Nice to Come Home to (4:33)
10. You (2:49)
11. The Ballad of Thelonious Monk (3:07)
 
"Someday You'll come along, the man I love." With this little textual feint opens Louise Bøttern his debut album with the known Gershwin song. Ruse is to Ella, Billie and the other song, "Someday He'll come along, the man I love." Bøttern twister text and turns it against a specific person. So much for respect for the old standards. For respect for the original, it has Louise Bøttern. But she is also a mature debutant (born in 1975) who knows what she wants with the great American songbook. Along with the important cooperation partner, pianist Catrine Frølund has an elegant Scandinavian touch on the piano, has Bøttern made a vocal jazz album is technically well done. She also backed up by Kasper Vadsholdt on bass, Mikkel Find on drums and Jan Harbeck on sax and clarinet.

It takes a lot to get a place among the other Danish singers who also sings jazz standards. Here Bøttern missing anything yet, in spite of the fact that she chooses some minor worn standards. I miss a little more edge. Okay it's a reviewer cliché. But if there must be room for Louise Bøttern, she must step forward and show something more personality. It is not unlikely that she has it. Perhaps it out at the venues - the plate is not right.
 

John Pizzarelli - Sings Sinatra & The Beatles (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:36 | Size: 163.37 MB | MPEG-4
 
Tracklist:
1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
2. Lady Be Good
3. Baby All The Time
4. It's Only a Paper Moon
5. The Girl From Ipanema
6. That Face / So Danco Samba
7. Here Comes The Sun
8. Can't Buy Me Love
9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
 
Personnel
John Pizzarelli - vocals, guitar
Harry Allen - tenor sax
Larry Fuller - piano
Martin Pizzarelli - bass
Tony Tedesco - drums
 
Recorded at San Javier Jazz Festival, 2007
 

Jimmy Woode - The Colorful Strings Of Jimmy Woode (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 26:28 | Size: 56.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Falmouth Recollections
2. The Way You Look Tonite
3. Foofy For President
4. The Man From Potter's Crossing
5. Dance Of The Reluctant Drag
6. Empathy, For Ruth
 
Personnel: Jimmy Woode - bass, vocals (2); Mike Simpson – flute; Clark Terry – trumpet; Britt Woodman – trombone; Porter Kilbert - alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone; Ramsey Lewis – piano; Sam Woodyard - drums
 
Jimmy Woode is best known for his extensive work as a sideman, so this rare opportunity to record as a leader, which first appeared as an Argo LP in 1958, is a welcome look into his abilities as a composer and arranger as well. Recruiting several fellow sidemen from Duke Ellington's band, including Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and Sam Woodyard, along with pianist Ramsey Lewis and the lesser known Porter Kilbert (alto sax) and flutist Mike Simpson, Woode composed five originals for the date. The breezy blues "Foofy for President" has a spirited exchange between Terry and Simpson. "The Man from Potter's Cottage" is a sauntering blues that is dedicated to Woodyard, the leader's roommate while touring with Ellington. "The Dance of the Reluctant Drag" is a challenging piece, with odd twists both harmonically and rhythmically. Finally, Woode adds a warm vocal to the one standard, "The Way You Look Tonight." Long out of print, this enjoyable album was finally reissued in Japan by Universal, though with no bonus tracks, resulting in a brief session of under 28 minutes.
 

Jim Hall - You Are Not Alone (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:19 | Size: 181.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Samba De Orfeu
02. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
03. Serenata
04. Maria
05. Theme From Black Orpheus
06. El Prince
07. Time For Love
08. Curacao Doloroso
09. Insensatez
10. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
11. Desafinado
12. Rio After Dark
13. Samba Cantina
14. Lalo Bossa Nova
15. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
16. Embarcadero
17. Samba Do Perroquet (Parrot Samba)
18. Bossa Antigua
19. A Ship Without A Sail
20. You And Me
 
Label - Nagel Heyer Records (Compilation)
 

Fred Hersch - Solo (2015)


Genre: Modern Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:36 | Size: 133.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Olha Maria/O Grande Amor
2.Caravan
3.Pastorale (For Robert Schumann)
4.Whirl (For Suzanne Farrell)
5.The Song Is You
6.In Walked Bud
7.Both Sides Now
 
Personnel: Fred Hersch: piano
 
Record Label: Palmetto Records
 
When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.

A statement such as that might spur the jazz cognoscenti to ready the pitchforks and torches, but that threat doesn't make that claim any less true. Keith Jarrett may surpass all in his ability to pull completely improvised music out of thin air, Brad Mehldau's brilliance certainly shines through when he weaves his two hands in different directions and reconfigures the harmony and melody of a song, and countless others impress with wit, athleticism, range, sophistication, and/or emotional complexity. But at the end of the day, there's simply no pianist who does a better job of connecting through and with a piece of music than Fred Hersch.

Hersch manages to create a magical bond with listeners, as this writer has observed first-hand on more than one occasion, and part of his ability to do so is likely linked to the way he balances the sounds of inevitability and surprise in his performances. His every note, chord, and gesture, be they composed or improvised, comes off as if there was no other way they could or should exist. Yet, at the same time, his pathways are never predictable. On this album, recorded live at a church in the Catskills in the summer of 2014, the best example of that paradoxical performing ability comes in the form of "Caravan." Everything is in its right place there, but Hersch is the one dictating what those right places are. Notes seem to beam off in different directions as Hersch works a somewhat pointillistic angle. It's an adventurous performance that still sounds destined to exist just as it is.

Across the six other tracks, Hersch manages to impress in different ways. "Olha Maria/O Grande Amor" is a study on grace and movement, "Pastorale (For Robert Schumann)" comes off as a masterclass in refinement and taste, and "The Song Is You" is pure beauty unfolding. Those who pigeonhole Hersch as a purely gentle pianistic soul will be rendered mute by "Whirl (For Suzanne Farrell)" and an incredibly expansive and firm-handed take on Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." But that's not to say that Hersch doesn't deliver heartfelt material: his album-ending meditation on Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" is simply breathtaking.

The large majority of this material has appeared elsewhere in Hersch's discography, be it in trio form or on a different solo outing, but this isn't more of the same. As good as some of those performances might be—and they are very good—these performances are second to none.
 

Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim and the Stars (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:42 | Size: 104.09 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.The Pilgrim And The Stars
2.Parks
3.Bella
4.Pesce Naufrago
5.Surprise Hotel
6.By The Sea
7.Blancasnow
 
Enrico Rava - trumpet
John Abercrombie - guitar
Palle Danielsson - bass
Jon Christensen - drums
 

Divine Brown - Divine Brown (2005)


Genre: R&B / Soul / Funk | Total Time: 55:21 | Size: 126.18 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Old Skool Love
2.Twist My Hair
3.U Shook Me (All Night Long)
4.Help Me
5.Deja Vu
6.Somethin' Bout You
7.My Cryin' Eyes
8.Another Affair
9.Without You
10.Boss Playa
11.Single Mamma
12.Longer Than I
13.Warrior
 
It's a pity how few artists who truly deserve it make it big. Unfortunately, many big voiced, big talent names fly under the radar and commercially fail when they are compared to names who don't have the talent, but have the right producers. Divine Brown is one of those unfortunate artists who deserve so much more credit than they actually get. Brown's self titled debut album is a gorgeous display of talent. She's a great vocalist with a magical eight octave-range, who dazzles her audience with a mystical talent that captivates. The music on the album is just amazing. Brown is the epitome of doo wop soul, with a solid fusion of musical genius weaved into soulful beats and magical grooves. Her first single, "Old Skool Love," dazzles the listener with incredible tunes and sizzling vocals and terrific songwriting skills. After that, listeners enjoy a great array of soul samples, such as "U Shook Me," "Twist My Hair," and "Something 'Bout You." There is a small flaw, however. Brown makes this album her own with her great doo wop sound, but after so many tracks, the music starts to feel old-fashioned and repetitive. After several songs, the music is pleasantly different, but forgettable. Brown's voice carries the album at the end. Right at the end, "Warrior" brings it all home in sheer musical beauty that envelops the listener is bliss. The beginning is terrific, the end is strong, and the middle is a mild creative misstep, but Divine Brown is a strong showing from a true talent, who with a stronger team of songwriters and producers, could be immensely successful. This album shows mounds of potential, and Brown deserves to be a household name with her stunning voice. Let's see where this girl goes, hopefully it's up.
 

Dick Morrissey - There And Back (1965)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:59 | Size: 172.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. There And Back 16:10
02. Stars Fell On Alabama 11:52
03. D.M. Blues 4:23
04. The Spirit Fell 17:12
05. Dick's Theme 18:27
 
Personnel
Dick Morrissey – tenor sax
Harry South - piano
Phil Bates - bass
Jackie Dougan - drums (1-4)
Phil Seamen - drums (5)
 
Label - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House
Recorded live at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, January 27, 1964 (1-4) and August 20, 1965 (5)
 

Chico Hamilton - Trio! Live In Artpark (1994)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:16 | Size: 144.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Ain't Nobody Calling Me (5:31)
2.A Little After Twelve (7:50)
3.First Light (11:32)
4.These Are The Dues (8:52)
5.Denise (7:54)
6.Tickle Toe (4:19)
7.Sculpture (10:40)
8.C & C (7:44)
 
Chico Hamilton - drums & vocal
Cary DeNigris - electric guitar
Matthew Garrison - electric bass
 
Live In Artpark Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. '94
 

Chico Hamilton - The Three Faces Of Chico (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:51 | Size: 83.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Miss Movement (2:16)
2.She's Funny That Way (2:49)
3.Trinkets (4:27)
4.More Than You Know (5:53)
5.The Best Things In Life Are Free (2:37)
6.Where Or When (2:25)
7.Happy Little Dance (2:14)
8.Newport News (4:37)
9.I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) (2:56)
10.No Speak No English, Man (0:26)
 
Chico Hamilton - drums
Eric Dolphy - alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Buddy Collette - tenor saxophone (2,5,6 & 9)
Paul Horn - alto saxophone (2,5,6 & 9)
Bill Green - baritone saxophone (2,5,6 & 9)
Dennis Budimir - guitar
Wyatt Ruther - bass
Nathan Gershman - cello
 
Label: Warner Bros. WS 1344
 

Chico Hamilton - Peregrinations (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:25 | Size: 78.26 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.V-O (3:58)
2.The Morning Side Of Love (5:18)
3.Abdullah & Abraham (4:16)
4.Andy's Walk (4:15)
5.Peregrinations (3:16)
6.Sweet Dreams (5:53)
7.Little Lisa (2:49)
8.Space For Stacy (3:06)
9.On And Off (2:56)
10.It's About That Time (0:57)
 
Chico Hamilton - drums & percussion
Arnie Lawrence - tenor & soprano sax
Arthur Blythe - alto saxophone
Steve Turre - trombone & electric bass
Jerry Peters - piano & electric piano
Joe Beck, Barry Finnerty - guitar
Charlotte Politte - synthesizer programs
Abdullah - congas, bongos, percussion
Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters - vocal
Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters - vocal
 
Label: Blue Note BN-LA 520
 

Chico Hamilton - My Panamanian Friend: Music Of Eric Dolphy (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:13 | Size: 123.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Eric's Time (0:32)
2.Miss Movement (5:35)
3.Serene (6:46)
4.Springtime (7:27)
5.South Street Exit (7:47)
6.Miss Ann (8:59)
7.Something Sweet, Something Tender (7:58)
8.Mandrake (9:44)
9.My Panamanian Friend (1:25)
 
Chico Hamilton - drums
Eric Person - alto sax & flute
Cary DeNigris - guitar
Kenny Davis - bass