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2016/01/31

VA - Bosporus Bridges: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1969-1978 (2005)


Genre: Jazz-funk / Soul / Fusion | Total Time: 40:36 | Size: 93.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Emin Fındıkoğlu - Çeçen Kızı (3:14)
2. Mustafa Özkent Ve Orkestrası - Burçak Tarlaları (2:53)
3. Erkut Taçkın - Sevmek İstiyorum (3:50)
4. Fikret Kızılok - Aybatti (Edit) (3:05)
5. Erkin Koray - Karlı Dağlar (3:35)
6. Aksu Orkestrası - Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni (4:58)
7. Ferdi Özbeğen - Köprüden Geçti Gelin (3:06)
8. Erol Pekcan Şenlık (5:11)
9. Okay Temiz - Denizaltı Rüzgarları (4:05)
10. Erol Pekcan Orkestrası - Gel Sevgilim (3:03)
11. Durul Gence 10 - Hilal (4:18)
 
Label - Twimo Records. Unofficial Release (Germany)
 

The Double Dozen Orchestra - Dance Date (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:08 | Size: 70.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 Play A Happy Song
A2 Girl Walk
A3 Dance Date
A4 Pilgrims Progress
A5 Sunset Stripper
A6 Count To Ten
A7 Do I Have To Boogaloo
 
Side B
B1 Morning Drive Time
B2 Dat Do Da
B3 South Sea Cruiser
B4 Ten Cent Dancer
B5 Back Beat Bounce
B6 Jumping Jack 
B7 Crazy Caballero
 

Steve Smith And Vital Information - Viewpoint: NYC Edition (2015)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 59:44 | Size: 132.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Bemsha Swing (7:27)
2.Time Check (5:33)
3.The Brush Off (7:14)
4.Willowcrest (5:00)
5.Viewpoint One (1:31)
6.Take Five (4:04)
7.Viewpoint Two (1:47)
8.Chan's Song (Never Said) (6:41)
9.Oleo (3:30)
10.A Final Viewpoint (1:09)
11.The Blackhawk (Live Bonus Track) (7:22)
12.The Bottom Line (Live Bonus Track) (8:58)
 
Steve Smith - drums
Andy Fusco - saxophone
Mark Soskin - keyboards
Vinny Valentino - guitar
Baron Browne - bass
 
Label: BFM Jazz
 

Steve Smith Vital Information - Orion (1984)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 45:55 | Size: 103:30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Future Primitive (6:54)
2.Thank You Mr. Edison (4:58)
3.The Strut (5:49)
4.Orion (3:50)
5.Blade (5:13)
6.The Adventures Of Hector And Jose (7:29)
7.Shadows Fast (5:43)
8.Blues To Bappe II (5:48)
 
Steve Smith - drums, piano, percussion
Dave Wilczewski - tenor, alto, soprano sax
Dean Brown - guitar & piano
Eef Alberts - guitar
Tim Landers - bass
 
Normandy Sound, Warren, R.I.'84
Label: Columbia Rec. - FC 39375
 

Steve Smith Vital Information - Vital Information (1983)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 42:23 | Size: 93.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Looks Bad, Feels Good (4:27)
2.Questionable Arrivals (6:31)
3.V.G. (4:48)
4.Vital Information (3:41)
5.All That Is (7:40)
6.Stoughton To Stockholm Samba (8:14)
7.13th Month (6:50)
 
Steve Smith - drums & piano (7)
Dave Wilczewski - tenor sax
Dean Brown & Mike Stern - guitar
Tim Landers - bass
 
Label: Columbia - FC 38955
 

Sarah Fox & James Burton - The Cole Porter Songbook (2015)


Genre: Classical | Total Time: 1:00:23 | Size: 138.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Anything Goes (2:53)
02. In The Still Of The Night (3:10)
03. Thank You So Much Mrs Lowsborough-Goodby (2:13)
04. What Is This Thing Called Love (2:29)
05. You Do Something To Me (3:43)
06. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (2:48)
07. I Get A Kick Out Of You (3:05)
08. Where Would You Get Your Coat (3:04)
09. It's De-Lovely (2:47)
10. So In Love (3:42)
11. The Physician (3:09)
12. Miss Otis Regrets (2:23)
13. I've Got You Under My Skin (3:11)
14. The Tale Of The Oyster (2:57)
15. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (3:18)
16. Night And Day (3:41)
17. Don't Fence Me In (3:07)
18. True Love (2:33)
19. Brush Up Your Shakespeare (3:24)
20. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (2:48)

Label – Signum Classics Records

The internationally renowned soprano Sarah Fox joins James Burton to perform The Cole Porter Songbook – their specially devised programme which presents the greatest songs written by Cole Porter, including In the Still of the Night, I’ve Got You under My Skin, Anything Goes and Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, as well as other Cole Porter Gems. The duo can present a full evening’s entertainment with interval as well as a 60-75 minute set without break. The perfect summer festival concert, the Songbook repertoire is recorded on a CD released on Signum Classics.

Milt Hinton - East Coast Jazz Series No.5+1 (1955)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:27 | Size: 126.70 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Mean To Me
2. Pick 'N Pat
3. Over The Rainbow
4. Milt To The Hilt
5. Don't Blame Me
 
Side 2
1. Katz' Meow (A Canon For Cats)
2. Upstairs With Milt
3. Ebony Silhouette
4. Cantus Firmus
5. These Foolish Things
 
Bass – Milt Hinton
Clarinet – A. J. Sciacca
Drums – Osie Johnson
Piano – Dick Katz
 
Recorded by Bethlehem, New York.
 

Kristian Schultze Set - Recreation (1972)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion / Funk | Total Time: 36:42 | Size: 84.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Phrase/Overdrive
02.Ambivalens
03.Dinghi
04.Alles Klar? Alles Klar?
05.Start (Echo Drum Suite)
06.Stupsi
07.Recreation
08.Don't Count It
09.Relation
10.Puls
11.Phrase/Overdrive (Add. Edit)
 
Bass – Pawel Jarzebski
Drums,Percussion – Joe Nay
Keyboards – Kristian Schultze
Tenor Saxophone,Flute – Olaf Kubler
Trumpet – Dusko Goykovich
 
Recorded 1972 At Horst Jankowsky Studio.
 

Jimmy Ponder - Soul Eyes (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:47 | Size: 119.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Kansas City
2. Soul Eyes
3. All Blues
4. Sun Song
5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
6. You Are Too Beautiful
7. Love Can Be A Lonely Place
8. You Don't Have To Go
 
Personnel:
Jimmy Ponder - guitar
Houston Person - tenor saxophone
Benny Green - piano
Peter Washington - bass
Victor Jones - Drums
Sammy Figueroa - Percussion
 

Jimmy Ponder - Something To Ponder (1994)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:44 | Size: 107.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Johnny's Place
2. Since I Fell for You
3. Satin Doll
4. The Creator Has a Master Plan
5. Moonlight in Vermont
6. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
7. Sunshine
 
Personnel:
Jimmy Ponder - guitar
Peter Washington - Bass
Mark Soskin - piano
Roger Lee Humphrey - drums
 

Jeff Cosgrove, Frank Kimbrough, Martin Wind - Conversations With Owls (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:39 | Size: 106.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Owls 5:30
2. Stacks of Stars 6:25
3. I Loves You Porgy 7:46
4. Excitable Voices 8:37
5. Forest Hunters 8:11
6. My Favorite Things 7:49
7. The Shimmer 3:21
 
Jeff Cosgrove - drums
Frank Kimbrough - piano
Martin Wind - bass
 
Label - Jeff Cosgrove
 

Gabriele Coen - Yiddish Melodies In Jazz (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:42 | Size: 171.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Bublitcki 6:45
2. Di Grine Kuzine (feat. Abe Schwartz) 07:08
3. Liri (feat. Mickey Katz) 07:30
4. Jewish Five 08:10
5. Yosel Yosel (feat. Nellie Casman) 03:58
6. Der Shtiler Bulgar 07:07
7. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (feat. Jacob Jacobs & Sholom Secunda) 08:36
8. Mazal Tov From Tobago 05:00
9. Yiddish Name (feat. Jack Yelen & Lew Pollack) 06:43
10. Leena From Palestina (feat. Con Conrad & J.Russell Robinson) 03:49
 
Gabriele Coen, soprano and tenor sax and clarinet
Pietro Lussi, piano
Lutte Berg, electric guitar
Marco Loddo, bass
Luca Caponi, drums
 
Saxophone player, clarinetist, composer, Gabriele Coen first studied music at the Scuola di Musica Popolare in Rome’s Testaccio quarter. Next, he frequented several seminars at Siena Jazz and frequently interacted with important saxophone players (Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman) to finally complete his studies with a degree in Political Science and a diploma in saxophone from the Morlacchi Conservatory of Perugia.
Since the mid-nineties Coen has served as founder and leader of “Kleroym,” which is to this day the most important Italian Klezmer groups. With them, he has become one of the greatest promoters of Jewish folk music in Europe, re-interpreted in a jazz style.
From a family of musicians – his father Massimo Coen was one of the most important violinists in contemporary music – Gabriele was also trained to perform the contemporary saxophone repertoire of the string quartet, “I Solisti di Roma” (The Roman Soloists).
Coen presented the groundbreaking and personal encounter of Jazz with World Music, undertaking a 360-degree journey in the fusion of various musical traditions – Jewish, Mediterranean, Balkan, and contemporary Jazz – combining the production of original works with the re-interpretation with traditional material.

In 2005, Coen founded the “Gabriele Coen Jewish Experience” quintet (Lussu, Berg, Loddo, Caponi). They released their first album, Golem, in 2009 for the Alfamusic label, distributed by Egea. With the quintet, Gabriele reached a new expressive maturity in proposing Jewish music in Jazz style, leading up to his electrifying encounter with John Zorn in New York in the summer of 2010 and his entrance into the ranks of Tzadik, Zorn’s prestigious independent label, which produced Awakening (2010). Coen’s is the first Italian ensemble to release an album for Tzadik, which over the years has become an important point of reference for contemporary Jazz, in the “Radical Jewish Culture” series that John Zorn dedicated to the best expressions of Jewish Music at the international level. Of Gabriele Coen and his project, John Zorn wrote: “Gabriele Coen is one of the most exciting composers and performers, able to combine a profound knowledge of and sincere respect for tradition with exceptional capacity for intuitive communication and imaginative sensibility. [He is] avant-garde and at the same time firmly rooted in tradition; the “Jewish Experience” project expresses passion, integrity and impeccable interpretational art.” Awakening participated in the most important Jazz events in Italy as well as in New York at a special event at The Stone, Zorn’s nightclub, where the most important members of the American and International musical avant-garde perform regularly.
Meanwhile, Gabriele continued his concert and performance activities with his “Piccola Banda Ikona” (Saletti, Eramo Rivera) and began his collaboration with Giovanni Palombo, Benny Penazzi and Andrea Piccioni in the “Camera Ensemble” project with which he released the album of the same name under the Helikonia label (2010). He also collaborated with numerous other performers, among whom Elisabetta Antonini and Alessandro Gwis. He continued his theater collaborations with Mariangela Melato and Michele Placido in “Odio e Amo. Spoon River” (2008), with Dino and Filippo Gentili in “Scintille,” based on the novel of the same name by Gad Lerner (2010), with Stefano Cioffi in “Queste mani vengono con me,” starring Ennio Fantastichini (2010) and “La Torta in Cielo” with Galatea Ranzi (2012).
Coen’s latest album “Yiddish Melodies in Jazz, “was released in January 2013 for John Zorn’s record label, Tzadik, once again for the “Radical Jewish Culture” series.
 
Two years after joining John Zorn’s prestigious New York label, Gabriele Coen presents his new album for Tzadik as part of the “Radical Jewish Culture” series that John Zorn dedicated to the best expressions of new Jewish Music at the international level.

In Yiddish Melodies in Jazz, Coen (soprano and tenor sax and clarinet) leads his ensemble (Pietro Lussi, piano; Lutte Berg, electric guitar; Marco Loddo, bass; Luca Caponi, drums) to the heart of the relationship between Jewish music and American Jazz, exploring the influence of Jewish heritage on jazz, through a personal interpretation of works that have become veritable standards of the jazz tradition.

In the United States, the debt of Jewish music to Jazz is well-accepted and broadly recognized. Jewish music got new energy from Jazz, and this has translated over the years into a type of music that joins the Jewish sound with the new frontiers in sound offered by Jazz and other musical cultures.
Gabriele Coen leads us now in the discovery of the penetration of the Jewish sound into the American mainstream, presenting for the first time a contemporary take on a handful of pieces from the Klezmer repertoire and from the Yiddish musical tradition that eventually became full-fledged components of the Jazz tradition, in memorable performances by Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Shelly Manne, Terry Gibbs, and Herbie Mann.

With the expressive eclecticism that is the distinctive sign of an artistic and intellectual journey, Gabriele Coen presents these works, along with two original compositions, creating an exciting, unusual, lyrical musical experience through a fabric that touches on Jazz, Rock, and World Music without forgetting the Jewish roots of his inspiration.
 

Adelhard Roidinger - Computer & Jazz Project I (1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:43 | Size: 80.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1.Nachdemsturm
A2.Kontrabad
A3.Acid Rain
 
SideB
B1.Khartres
B2.Kreisform
B3.Mazedonien Funk
B4.Milchglas
 
Arranged By,Composed By,Bass,DrumProgramming,Synthesizer – Adelhard Roidinger
Drums – Peter Groning
Percussion – Gerhard Laber
 
Label:Thein – TH 100384
 

2016/01/30

Tony Williams - In New York (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:32 | Size: 944.90 MB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
1.City Lights
2.Geo Rose
3.Juicy Fruit
4.Warrior
5.Sister Cheryl
6.Crystal Palace
7.Life Of The Party
 
Tony Williams - drums
Billy Pierce - tenor & soprano sax
Wallace Roney - trumpet
Mulgrew Miller - piano
Ira Coleman - bass
 
Live At Chelsea TV Studio, NY.1989
 

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - Standards (1985)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:49:52 | Size: 935.80 MB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
1.I Wish I Knew
2.If I Should Lose You
3.Late Lament
4.Rider
5.It's Easy To Remember
6.So Tender
7.Prism
8.Stella By Starlight
9.God Bless The Child
10.Delaunay's Dilemma (Bonus)
 
Keith Jarret - piano
Gary Peacock - bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
 
Live At Koseinekin Hall, Tokyo 1985
 

Bob Berg & Mike Stern - Live (1990)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:48 | Size: 799.10 MB | AVI
 
Tracklist:
1.Games (24:29)
2.After You (16:14)
3.After All (7:59)
 
Bob Berg - tenor sax
Mike Stern - guitar
Lincoln Goines - bass
Dennis Chambers - drums
 
Live In Stuttgart 1990
 

Vincent DiMartino, Allen Vizzutti, Bobby Shew - Trumpet Summit: Live Jazz Concert Accompanied By Summit Brass And Rhythm Section (1995)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:51 | Size: 157.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Bopzutti 5:36
2. Laura Joy 8:46
3. Dragonfly 5:00
4. Autumn Leaves 5:55
5. Daahoud 5:00
6. It's Only A Paper Moon 5:55
7. Moonglow 6:38
8. It's A Heavy Town 6:57
9. Bye Bye Blackbird 5:20
10. You Don't Know What Love Is 6:02
11. All The Things You Are 7:50
 
Bass – Michael Valerio
Conductor – Joey Sellers
Drums – Jon Wacker
Ensemble – Summit Brass
Euphonium – Brian Bowman
Flugelhorn – Allan Dean
French Horn – Thomas Bacon
Guitar – Frank Vignola
Piano – Luke Gillespie
Trombone – Joseph Alessi III
Trumpet – Allen Vizzutti, Bobby Shew, Vincent DiMartino
Tuba – Daniel T. Perantoni, Samuel Pilafian
 
Recorded live on June 2, 1995 at the International Brassfest, Indiana University.
 

La Velle - Brand New Start (1981)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 32:55 | Size: 75.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Brand New Start
Lyrics By, Music By – La Velle
Synthesizer – Marc Goldfeder 5:43
2. When You Find The Time
Lyrics By, Music By – La Velle 5:28
3. Creole Girl
Lyrics By – La Velle
Music By – Nat Dove, Noah Howard 5:12

Side 2
1. Rastafaris
Lyrics By – La Velle
Music By – Joe Scott 4:20
2. It's Too Soon
Arranged By – Bruce Grant
Lyrics By – Lowelle Folsom
Music By – B.B. King 4:00
3. Take A Look In The Mirror And See
Lyrics By, Music By – La Velle 4:40
4. Someday In The Dust / Just Like My Friends Used Too
Lyrics By, Music By – La Velle - Duggan
Organ – Marc Goldfeder 4:42
 
Arranged By – Raymong Gimenez* (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1, B3)
Bass – Louis Martial Kool (tracks: A2, A3, B2), Tony Bonfils (tracks: A1, B1, B3)
Drums – Pierre Alain Dahan (tracks: A1,B1, B3), Sangoma Grover Everett (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
Guitar – Jean-Claude Chavanat (tracks: A1, B1, B3), Laurent Roubach (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
Percussion – Negrito Trasante (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1)
Piano – Jean-Pierre Sabar (tracks: A1, B1, B3), La Velle (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B4)
Saxophone – Alain Hatot (tracks: A1, B1, B2, B3)
Trombone – Alex Perdignan* (tracks: A1, B1, B2, B3)
Trumpet – Kako Bessot (tracks: A1, B1, B2, B3)
 
Lavelle McKinnie Duggan is an American Jazz, Soul and Gospel singer.
Born in Kankakee, near Chicago, in a musical family. Her father played the guitar in Nat King Cole's band, her mother was a dancer and singer in the Cotton Club. Lavelle already sung gospel in choirs at the tender age of 3. She started studying the piano at 5. She entered Chicago's national Conservatory at the age of 11, being the youngest student. She did brilliant musical studies, earning many awards. She sung Haendel's Messiah as she was only 14. She continued her studies at the prestigious Julliard School of Music de New York.
After a career as a lyric singer, she progressively went back to jazz and gospel. She made an appearance in the Broadway musical “Hello Dolly”. She then toured across America, singing with the greatest names in soul music such as Ray Charles or Sammy Davis Jr. She also worked with the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Quincy Jones.

In 1977, she moved to France, releasing her first album Winter's Mind. She then released a disco single entitled Playgirl in 1979, followed by a second LP, the soul / funk oriented “Brand New Start.”.

In 1989, she did background vocals for Ray Charles & Dee Dee Bridgewater. The following year, she recorded and produced the album Straight Singin' - Tribute to Nat King Cole. Apart form her own concert and tours, she ran singing masterclasses, sharing her passion and contributing to the creation of many gospel choirs in France. In 1992, she was awarded the decoration of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

During the 90s, she was the female vocalist of the B-one project. She probably did all vocals for Miranda from 1999-2001. She also sung for some TV ads.

She then left France to settle in Saint-Cergue (Switzerland). She leads a gospel choir in Geneva, but also keeps on running masterclasses and touring in France.

Top-notch French (and a few expats) studio musicians, all with extensive jazz pedigrees (several of them – Gimenez, Bonfils, Bessot … -were members of the jazz-fusion band Synthesis in the late 70s). Jean Pierre Sabar was a long-time arranger for Serge Gainsbourg. Interesting also to see the name of Noah Howard – another long time French resident – in the credits! Que du beau monde!
 

Kjell Jansson Quartet - A True Swede (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:12 | Size: 139.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Lugnet (Peace and Quiet) (Jansson) - 5:50
02. I Monks Kok (In Monk's Kitchen) (Jansson) - 5:16
03. En Flakt Fran Faboden (A Touch of Folklore) (Jansson) - 5:47
04. Sixteen - Twelve Blues (Jansson) - 6:28
05. Svensk Folkvisa (Swedish Folk Song) (Jansson) - 6:01
06. Greenpeace (Jansson) - 3:51
07. Agne Went to Billie (Jansson) - 6:01
08. Song for Bernt (Jansson) - 6:01
09. A True Swede (In Memory of Leroy Lowe) (Jansson) - 4:37
10. Blues for Bassist (Jansson) - 6:44
11. Ballad for My Father (Jansson) - 4:41
 
Gilbert Holmstrom - tenor saxophone
Tommy Kotter - piano
Kjell Jansson - bass
Rune Carlsson - drums
 
Recorded at Studio Bohus, Kungalv on July 26-27, 2000.
Label: Dragon Records
 
Bassist Kjell Jansson is a very interesting songwriter for, although his writing is fresh and not derivative, he composes mostly in the hard bop idiom. His quartet on True Swede features tenor saxophonist Gilbert Holmstrom (who sometimes hints at early John Coltrane), the Thelonious Monk-inspired pianist Tommy Kotter, and drummer Rune Carlsson. The music ranges from a Monk tribute and a Swedish folk song ("Svensk Folkvisa") to features for the individual players. Although the musicians are not highly individual or innovative, they are creative within the older style and always swing, even on the occasionally melancholy ballads. Kjell Jansson is a Swedish songwriter and musician whose music is well worth exploring by fans of straight-ahead jazz.
 

Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Can't Stand the Pressure (2015)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 1:09:17 | Size: 158.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Roads of Otumpa [Vocal] [feat. Vovotinha]
02. Leealeh
03. Ngunga Yeti Fofa [feat. Nicolas Tounga]
04. Kingdom of D’mt
05. Shangold
06. Circles
07. Chess Break
08. Ka Rica-Tar
09. Transition
10. Orange
11. The Cave
12. Irtijal [feat. Mocine Ramdan]
13. Tamanrasset
14. J.B. RIP
15. Transition
16. Can’t Stand the Pressure
17. M’Hammath [Live]
18. Coomassi
19. Dege Dub
20. Transition
21. Medium Rare Pt. 1
22. The Funk (Happysad)
23. Beyond Squares
24. Roads of Otumpa [Instrumental]
 
It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, the ensembles whose rough analog sound and return to the funk archetypes of the late 60s to early 70s paved the way for labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Timmion.
Following their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk on the Unstraight Ahead album, Karl Hector & The Malcouns combine the previously available only on vinyl tracks from four EP’s – Tamanrasset, Ngugna Yeti Fofa, Coomassi and their latest, Ka Rica Tar – into an album as Krautrock as Afro Beat, as Multi-Culti-Psychedelic as Deep Funk. Can’t Stand The Pressure is available as a CD that contains the entirety of Ka Rica Tar, and all of the other EP tracks that haven’t come out on CD.
 

Arvo Pilliroog - Improvisatsioonid Eesti Teemadele (1987)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:02 | Size: 83.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Süüta Küünal
2. Tuul Üle Taeva Tõttab
3. Improvisatsioon Eesti Teemale
4. Tule Minu Valevasse Purjepaati
5. See Pole See
 
Side 2
1. Kevad Südames
2. Ammu Tunnen Sind
3. Kadriorg
4. Sinilind
5. Ehavalgus
 
Arranged By – Arvo Pilliroog, Kustas Kikerpuu (tracks: A1, A4, B1-B3), Peeter Saul (tracks: A3, B4), Tõnis Kõrvits (tracks: A2, A5, B5)
Clarinet – Arvo Pilliroog (tracks: A5, B3)
Composed By – Arne Oit (tracks: A1), Boris Kõrver (tracks: B3), Elmu Värk (tracks: B5), Kustas Kikerpuu (tracks: B2), Raimond Valgre (tracks: B1, B4), Uno Naissoo (tracks: A3-A4), Valter Ojakäär (tracks: A5), Viktor Ignatjev (tracks: A2)
Conductor – Kustas Kikerpuu (tracks: A1, A4, B1-B3), Paul Mägi (tracks: A5), Peeter Saul (tracks: A3, B4), Tõnis Kõrvits (tracks: A2, B5)
Orchestra – Eesti NSV Riikliku Televisiooni- Ja Raadiokomitee Estraadiorkester
Soprano Saxophone – Arvo Pilliroog (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B5)
Tenor Saxophone – Arvo Pilliroog (tracks: A2, A4, B2, B4)
 
Recorded between 1983-1986
 

VA - DJ Maestro Presents Little Girl Blue (Remixed) (2015)


Genre: Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:14 | Size: 156.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 –Mop Mop Plain Gold Ring (Mop Mop Rework) 05:34
2 –The Reflex My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Reflex Edit) 06:35
3 –Renegades Of Jazz Mood Indigo (Renegades Of Jazz Remix) 03:47
4 –DJ Maestro Little Girl Blue (Maestro Remix) 04:37
5 –Suonho Love Me Or Leave Me (Suonho Relove) 03:41
6 –The Rebel (5) African Mailman (The Rebel Remix) 04:00
7 –Mees Dierdorp I Loves You Porgy (Mees Dierdrop Remix) 04:16
8 –Gabriel & Castellon, DJ Maestro My Baby Just Cares For Me (Gabriel & Castellon and Maestro Remix) 05:52
9 –Opolopo African Mailman (Opolopo Remix) 05:51
10 –Fab Samperi Plain Gold Ring (Fab Samperi Remix) 04:48
11 –Gramophonedzie He Needs Me (Gramophonedzie Remix) 05:44
12 –Gabriel & Castellon, DJ Maestro Love Me Or Leave Me (Gabriel & Castellon and Maestro Remix) 03:27
13 –Smoove African Mailman (Smoove Remix) 06:16
14 –Monte La Rue Central Park Blues (Monte's Midnight Mix) 04:11
 

The Syd Dale Orchestra - Scene In Manhattan(1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:59 | Size: 74.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Scene In Manhattan
Composed By – Syd Dale
2 Dining At Confetti
Composed By – Syd Dale
3 Airport Express
Composed By – Syd Dale
4 Living In The Clouds
Composed By – Syd Dale
5 Picnic In The Park
Composed By – Syd Dale
6 Crosstown Broadway
Composed By – Syd Dale
7 New York Deli
Composed By – Gerry Butler
8 Sidewalk Susie
Composed By – Gerry Butler
9 Radio City
Composed By – Alec Gould
10 Long Island Sound
Composed By – Alec Gould
11 Yellow Cab
Composed By – Gerry Butler
12 Carnegie Tavern
Composed By – Max Harris
13 Roseland Romance
Composed By – Fisher & Post
 

The Number / Gary Curson / John Edwards / Mark Sanders / Keith Tippett - The Making Of Quiet Things (2006)


Genre: Free Jazz | Total Time: 58:09 | Size: 130.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Collective 2
2.Bass & Piano Duet
3.Collective 3
4.Bass & Sax Duet
5.Collective 1
6.Piano Solo
 
Alto Saxophone – Gary Curson (tracks: 1,3 to 5)
Bass – John Edwards (tracks: 1 to 5)
Drums – Mark Sanders (tracks: 1,3,5)
Piano – Keith Tippett (tracks: 1 to 3,5,6)
 
Recorded on 19 to 20 July 2005 at Vestry Hall, London College of Music, Thames Valley University.
Mixed on 28 Sept 2005 at Vestry Hall and on 1 & 8 May 2006 at Borglands.
 

Joanna Pascale - Wildflower (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:29 | Size: 147.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Forget Me (6:14)
02. Lament (4:14)
03. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (5:50)
04. Stay With Me (4:48)
05. Do It Again (8:14)
06. Wildflower (4:16)
07. Overjoyed (5:58)
08. I Wanna Be Loved (6:46)
09. Drown In My Own Tears (6:24)
10. I Remember You (4:56)
11. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (3:49)
 
Label - Stiletto Records
 
Whether referring to the lesser-known repertoire to which she’s drawn or to the singer herself, nurtured in the concrete jungle of her native Philadelphia, Wildflower is the ideal title for Pascale’s captivating new album. Supported by an excellent band led by the session’s producer, pianist Orrin Evans, and a host of special guests including Christian McBride, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gregoire Maret, Bilal, and Cyrus Chestnut, Pascale finally comes into full bloom, a wildflower whose beauty is emerging into the sunlight.
Propelled by the deep, sinuous groove laid down by Evans, McBride, and drummer Donald Edwards, “Forget Me” immediately establishes that connection via Pascale’s intimate, impassioned delivery. It’s followed by the tender J.J. Johnson ballad “Lament,” featuring an original lyric penned for Pascale by Tony Haywood, which features Edwards and bassist Luques Curtis. Most of the album features bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Obed Calvaire, who luxuriate in creating space while maintaining momentum on tracks like “I Remember You” and “Stay With Me.”
 

Iva Bittová - Ne Nehledej (1994)


Genre: Jazz / Rock | Total Time: 45:20 | Size: 103.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Ne nehledej
2.Studenec
3.Blazen
4.Dos Kelbl
5.Paraskeva
6.Kapitulni sin
 
Drums – Pavel Fajt (tracks:2,4)
Noises – Iva Bittova (tracks:1),Pavel Fajt(tracks:4)
Viola – Iva Bittova (tracks:1,5, 6)
Violin – Iva Bittova (tracks:1,3 to 5)
 

Grant Stewart - Shadow of Your Smile (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:51 | Size: 118.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. This Could Be the Start of Something Big
2. The Fabio Complex
3. Shadow of Your Smile
4. Kawa Power
5. You and the Night and the Music
6. Danny Boy
7. I Won't Dance
8. Autumn Leaves
 
Grant Stewart was born in Toronto, Canada, on June 4, 1971, and moved to New York City at the age of nineteen studying with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris. He has performed internationally with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Renee Fleming, Clark Terry, Bob Mover, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet. In New York, Stewart can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Smoke, The Kitano, The Jazz Standard and many more. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. He was also one of the first jazz artists to be invited to play at the historical Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg, Russia. In addition Grant was a featured artist at the Guggenheim Museums’Jazz series with his trio including drum legend Jimmy Cobb.

Stewart has released sixteen recordings as a leader, the highlights of which are his most recent release Grant Stewart Trio on Cellar Live Records and his award winning Live At Smalls (2012), released on Smalls Live Records, In the Still of the Night (2007), Young at Heart (2008), Grant Stewart Plays the Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (2009) and Around The Corner (2010). He also has co-led two sessions with fellow tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander on the Criss Cross label and has appeared on many other recordings as a sideman.

From 2008 until 2015, Stewart has been voted a “rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll and was the subject of a feature in the July/August 2009 issue of JazzTimes magazine. Downbeat magazine has also featured Grant in its the December 2008 issue in a piece written by noted jazz writer Ted Panken. On the international front Stewart was named one of the top 3 tenor saxophonists and as number 7 jazz artist of the year by the noted jazz magazine Swing Journal in its 2009 poll.
 

Frank Woeste feat. Ben Monder & Justin Brown - Pocket Rhapsody (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:31 | Size: 124.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Terlingua (6:14)
02. Moving Light (5:59)
03. The Star Gazer (6:36)
04. Buzz Addict (6:44)
05. Interlude (2:00)
06. Pocket Rhapsody (8:13)
07. Intro Nouakchott (1:39)
08. Nouakchott (8:02)
09. Mirage (5:26)
10. Melancholia (3:47)
 
Franck Woeste (piano, Fender Rhodes, org, bass synth)
Ben Monder (guitar)
Justin Brown (drums)
Guests:
Ibrahim Maalouf (trumpet, 02 & 08)
Youn Sun Nah (vocals, 03)
Sarah Nemtanu (violin)
Gregoire Korniluk (cello)
 
I’ve always wondered what the convention is for naming a jazz album. Is it about representing a mood, perhaps, or a memory triggered during the writing, or the location of the recording. It must be even more challenging when there are few if any lyrics.
In the case of Frank Woeste’s debut recording for the ACT label - Pocket Rhapsody - this German pianist seems to want accuracy. Before I listened to this album I looked up the meaning of rhapsody on Wikipedia: “episodic yet integrated, free-flowing in structure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality.”
Damn, if he hasn’t just hit the title nail on the head. Pocket Rhapsody contains most if not all of those elements over its ten tracks and it’s all the better for it. He’s clearly not content to cut off similar two-by-four shaped jazz planks to build this album. Incorporating nu-jazz, funk, free improvisation, classical and drum ’n’ bass, boring it ain’t. And, it fits in one’s pocket, too.
First track Terlingus is a slow-tempo funk, book-ended by the moodiest of dischordant sounds on the piano before the keyboard bass line pumps in backed by some rat-a-tat high-hat playing by drummer Justin Brown. The main piano theme by Woeste is simple but catchy, but then stretches out when embellished on the Hammond organ and through direct plucking of the piano strings.
Following the title description, second track Moving Light is a 90-degree turn: jauntier, Major in feel, recalling perhaps a little of the Snarky Puppy recipe with strong brass sounds over bass synth and keyboards. A pleasingly accessible tune, it’s still got a sufficiently knife-edge quality to ensure the listener isn’t too comfortable.
This album’s a bit like visiting a department store. Each floor, or track, offers a disparate range of items on offer. Up on the third floor, The Star Gazer is all plucked strings and moody, breathy lyrics from ACT stable-mate Youn Sun Nah. Avant grade and full of singer-songwriter emotion before moving into some deliciously syrupy piano improvisation, by now the listener starts to understand that West’s really sticking to the album title’s theme.
Best track on the album is the fourth cut, Buzz Addict, introduced by a simple four-chord sequence on the Hammond organ which seems to pay homage to Samuel Morse’s nineteenth-century code before more conventional piano tones and drumming solos enter the picture, along with intriguing accompaniment from Ben Monder’s guitar. It has a slightly space-adventure sort of feel, reflecting a tremendously exciting journey around the musical cosmos.
The rest of the album is like this - surprises around every corner. Like the way in which motorways are designed with gentle curves to stop drivers falling asleep, the variety in the track listing ensures the listener can’t take his or her eye off the musical road. The most interesting mood is on track eight Nouakchott, on which trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf provides a defiantly arabic sound palette that draws the reader’s mind to visions of sand dunes, wadis and the hubbub of the souk, on a track written on trips to the region by Woeste funded by the Goethe Institut.
This is a fine album with a defiantly idiosyncratic sound. It doesn’t sound like anyone else out there at the moment and Woeste has provided us with an album that won’t necessarily be satisfied with being listed solely under jazz. It’s more than that.
The whole album is packaged in one of the most beautifully simple covers I’ve seen for many a while, a colourful image by artist Terry Winters against a pure white background. It is very pleasing, as is the music inside.
 

Floyd Morris - The ConSoul Of Floyd Morris (1965)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 28:19 | Size: 65.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Pompton Turnpike 2:30
A2. Call Me Darling 2:50
A3. ConSoul 2:08
A4. My Foolish Heart 2:05
A5. March Along 2:23
A6. Discotheque No. 1 1:46
 
Side B
B1. Honeysuckle Rose 2:30
B2. Big News 2:15
B3. Out In The Cold Again 2:02
B4. The Touch Of Your Lips 3:18
B5. Out Of Space 2:05
B6. Eager Beaver 2:24
 
Label – Select Records
 
Pianist and organist Floyd Morris (d. 1988, age 62) spent most of his time enlivening rhythm-and-blues recording sessions in his native Chicago and had a very limited career as a solo artist, waxing half a dozen singles and the album The ConSoul of Floyd Morris (Select, 1965) between 1964 and 1972.
In the early '50s Morris appeared with a group known as the Four Shades of Rhythm at the Bar-O-Music in Chicago for several years but apparently did not record with them. He moved on to join bassist Johnny Pate's trio and then vocalist Oscar Brown, Jr. Morris settled in at Chicago's studios backing artists like Gene Chandler, The Impressions and Etta James.
That brings us to The ConSoul of Floyd Morris, a fine helping of organ instrumental R&B that also features the sax of Buddy Lucas, another veteran of the studio scene. Lucas had played on hits such Why Do Fools Fall in Love by The Teenagers and Tears on My Pillow by Little Anthony and the Imperials.
 

Etta James - Who's Blue? (2011)


Genre: Jazz / Soul | Total Time: 1:07:37 | Size: 147.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Only A Fool
2. Take Out Some Insurance
3. I'm So Glad (I Found Love In You)
4. (I Don't Need Nobody To Tell Me) How To Treat My Man
5. Fire
6. I've Been A Fool
7. You're The Fool
8. Can't Shake It
9. Do Right
10. Nobody But You
11. Seven Day Fool
12. That Man Belongs Back Here With Me
13. Look Who's Blue
14. You Can Count On Me
15. It Could Happen To You
16. Street Of Tears
17. Don't Pick Me For Your Fool
18. Are My Thoughts With You
19. My Man Is Together
20. I'm Sorry For You
21. I Worry About You
22. Let Me Know
23. What Fools We Mortals Be
24. Sweet Memories
 
Label - Kent Records (Compilation)
 
Leave it to those soul-loving Brits to unearth some of the finest previously unreleased on CD music from the matriarch of the blues. These two dozen selections cover a large swath of years, from 1962 through 1976, but the majority are from Etta James' prime period in the mid- to late '60s. While the song quality varies from prime to pedestrian, James always delivers the vocal goods, sounding committed and driven on even the more forgettable tracks. The compilers dig into James' Chess catalog to find singles, B-sides, and album cuts, many from releases that never found their way onto CD, to cobble together a pretty terrific sampler, albeit one geared toward fans who already own James' popular material. Some selections such as James' FAME-recorded version of Willie Dixon's "Fire" aren't all that tough to find, but there are plenty of true rarities here that will delight any soul/blues music fan of this era. One such is 1962's "Street of Tears," a lost B-side that's as good, if not better, than some of the available tunes from that time. Four selections from 1970's Etta James Sings Funk album that never managed a digital-era release also appear, as does the disc's earliest recorded tune, 1962's "Let Me Know." The latter, a gem of a performance hindered by schlocky background singers and sappy strings common to that time period, nevertheless features a knockout James vocal. Two tracks from another album lost to the CD era, 1970's Losers Weepers, lead off the set and can easily be included on any compilation of James' finest performances, instead of being relegated to this set of hidden gems. The 24-page book includes comprehensive and copious liner notes printed on thick paper stock, rare color pictures of the singles, and the kind of attention to detail that is seldom found on U.S. releases anymore, making this an essential addition to any Etta James lover's collection.
 

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:15 | Size: 136.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Play It Back
02. Afrodesia
03. For Heaven’s Sake
04. Straight No Chaser
05. Talk About This
06. My Favorite Things
07. African Suite
 
Jonathan Blake Drums
Maurice Brown Trumpet
Joe Dyson Drums
Robert Glasper Piano
Keyon Harrold Trumpet
Peter Jessen Soprano
John Ellis Clarinet (Bass), Flute, Sax (Tenor)
Jonathan Kreisberg Guitar
Joe Lovano Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Dr. Lonnie Smith Keyboards, B3
 
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: January 29, 2016
 

David Liebman, Richard Beirach, Ron Mc Clure, Billy Hart - Quest II (1986)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:20 | Size: 96.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1. Gargoyles (Richard Beirach) (9:12)
02. A2. Pendulum (Richard Beirach) (9:32)
03. A3. The Hollow Men (David Liebman) (4:55)
04. B1. Carissima (David Liebman) (6:56)
05. B2. Third Visit (David Liebman) (6:12)
06. B3. Johnny B (Richard Beirach) (6:13)
 
Personnel:
David Liebman - soprano sax, flute;
Richard Beirach - piano;
Ron Mc Clure - bass;
Billy Hart - drums.
 
Recorded at Studio 39, Copenhagen, April 17th, 1986.
Label: Storyville – SLP 4132 (Switzerland)
 

2016/01/29

Tom Talbert - Bix Duke Fats (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:46 | Size: 91.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Clothes Line Ballet (4:28)
02. In a Mist (3:29)
03. Bond Street (2:40)
04. Prelude to a Kiss (2:18)
05. Green Night & Orange Bright (7:20)
06. Black and Blue (3:27)
07. Candlelights (3:00)
08. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now (3:13)
09. In the Dark (2:55)
10. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me & Ko-Ko (7:02)


This is a classic album which has fortunately been reissued on CD by Ken Poston's Modern Concepts label (and later by Sea Breeze). Talbert, best-known at the time as a freelance arranger who had worked for Stan Kenton, recorded three separate sessions devoted to reworkings of originals by Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, and Duke Ellington; in addition he performed his own "Green Night & Orange Bright." These fresh charts cast new light on such songs as "In a Mist," "Prelude to a Kiss," and "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" and feature such lyrical soloists as trumpeter Joe Wilder, trombonists Eddie Bert and Jimmy Cleveland, and altoist Herb Geller. The colorful ensembles in particular make this a memorable set.

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The Double Dozen Orchestra - Once More From The Top (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:19 | Size: 63.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 Slipped Disco
Composed By – Dick Walter
A2 Where Are You Now
Composed By – Frank Barber
A3 Coffee House
Composed By – Syd Dale
A4 How To Treat A Lady
Composed By – Ronnie Price
A5 Once More From The Top
Composed By – Syd Dale
A6 Tequila Surprise
Composed By – Bill Geldard

 Side B
B1 Bermuda Bronze
Composed By – Syd Dale
B2 Dicing With Disco
Composed By – Frank Barber
B3 Left Right & Down The Middle
Composed By – Gerry Butler
B4 Silently In The Night
Composed By – Syd Dale
B5 In The World Alone
Composed By – Peter Smith*
B6 Know I'm Lucky
Composed By – Frank Barber
 

Steve Swallow - Always Pack Your Uniform on Top (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:31 | Size: 115.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Bend over Backward (Swallow) 11:29
02. Dog with a Bone (Swallow) 6:13
03. Misery Loves Company (Swallow) 7:48
04. Reinventing the Wheel (Swallow) 7:49
05. Feet First (Swallow) 7:26
06. La Nostalgie de la Boue (Swallow) 6:50
 
Barry Ries - trumpet
Chris Potter - tenor saxophone
Mick Goodrick - guitar
Steve Swallow - bass
Adam Nussbaum – drums
 
Label – ECM/ XtraWATT
Recorded at Ronnie Scott's Club, London in April 1999
 

Nathalie Loriers, Tineke Postma, Philippe Aerts - Le Peuple Des Silencieux (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:58 | Size: 141.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Canzoncina (12:15)
2. Lennie knows (10:37)
3. Dinner with Ornette and Thelonius (08:32)
4. Le peuple silencieux (11:08)
5. Funk for fun (09:48)
6. How deep is the ocean (09:38)
 
Nathalie Loriers - piano
Tineke Postma - sax
Philippe Aerts - double bass
 
Label - W.E.R.F. Records (Belgium)
Recorded live at Gaume Jazz Festival 2013
 

Nate Wooley Quintet - (Dance To) The Early Music (2015)


Genre: Free Jazz | Total Time: 56:38 | Size: 126.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hesitation (Wynton Marsalis) 04:18
02. For Wee Folks (Wynton Marsalis) 06:09
03. Blues (Nate Wooley, Eivind Opsvik) 02:58
04. Delfeayo’s Dilemma (Wynton Marsalis) 09:11
05. Phryzzinian Man (Wynton Marsalis) 09:19
06. On Insane Asylum (Nate Wooley) 03:09
07. J Mood (Wynton Marsalis) 04:42
08. Skain’s Domain (Wynton Marsalis) 06:49
09. Hesitation/Post-Hesitation (Nate Wooley) 10:07
 
Nate Wooley trumpet / Josh Sinton bass clarinet / Matt Moran vibraphone / Eivind Opsvik double bass / Harris Eisenstadt drums
 
Defying boundaries, those which state that there is a corner represented by Wynton Marsalis and an opposite corner in which Nate Wooley has marked his own name, the Nate Wooley Quintet presents us with an unexpected CD of the leader’s own versions of Marsalis’s music.
Unexpected for some, but not for Wooley: after all, the American trumpeter became interested in jazz because of the Wynton Marsalis recordings he heard while forging his first steps in music. Without any aesthetic, political, or ironic baggage, Nate Wooley just felt that it was time to show why he loves albums like “Black Codes”, “J Mood” and “Wynton Marsalis”, while translating it to his unique style. His concept is clear from the liner notes to this recording, while the passion and joy in this music is clear from the recording itself. The leader here is at a point in which he senses that jazz – more than experimental and free improvised music – is once again bringing him «to new and increasingly intellectual paths». The results are astonishing, in what we hear and in what “(Dance to) the Early Music” represents, making us expect much more in the future of this personal rediscovery.
 

Michel Benita - River Silver (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:23 | Size: 113.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Back From The Moon (Michel Benita)
2.River Silver (Michel Benita)
3.I See Altitudes (Michel Benita)
4.Off The Coast (Michel Benita)
5.Yeavering (Kathryn Tickell)
6.Toonari (Michel Benita)
7.Hachi Gatsu (Mieko Miyazaki)
8.Lykken (Eyvind Alnæs)
9.Snowed In (Michel Benita)
 
Michel Benita’s Ethics band is international, and the Algiers-born bassist leads a line-up comprised of a flugelhornist from Fribourg, Switzerland, a koto player from Tokyo, a guitarist from Drøbak, Norway, and a French drummer who once lived in Turkey as a member of the Istanbul Symphony.
The group’s music, correspondingly, flows – like the glistening river of the title – beyond borders. Alongside his own compositions and a piece by Mieko Miyazaki, Benita includes a tune from Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell and one from Norwegian composer and organist Eyvind Alnæs (1872-1932). A strongly lyrical tendency prevails, Mathieu Michel’s graceful flugelhorn foregrounded, with koto, bass and drums interacting creatively at the band’s core.Colours of folk and colours of jazz are blended in Michel Benita’s writing, multi-idiomatic in a very natural way. Eivind Aarset’s guitars and what Benita calls “organic electronics” gently envelop the music. The whole sound-picture is finely-realized in the responsive acoustics of the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, where ‘River Silver’ was recorded in April 2015, with Manfred Eicher producing.

Benita favours long-term musical associations. Ethics has existed for five years already, with unchanged personnel and the players in the group have also collaborated in other contexts. Michel Benita and Eivind Aarset work regularly together in Andy Sheppard’s Quartet on the critically-acclaimed album ‘Surrounded By Sea’ and the guitarist is also a member of a quintet led by Matthieu Michel. Matthieu has also worked with Michel Benita in bands large and small, while Benita and drummer Philippe Garcia have also often worked in tandem, and appear together on recordings of, for instance, trumpeter Erik Truffaz.
 

Michel Benita - Ramblin'(2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:04 | Size: 106.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01.Farewell Angelina
02.Round & Round
03.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
04.Atlantic, IA
05.Where I Belong
06.It Ain't Me Babe
07.One Single Chord
08.Stars
09.As I Roved Out
10.Como
11.Dos Arbolitos
12.By The Mark
13.Silent Woman
14.Moly Ban
15.Denise & Sledge
16.Secret Meeting
 
Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar – Manu Codjia
Bass,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Programmed By – Michel Benita
 

Michel Benita - Drastic (2005)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:01 | Size: 126.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.This Is The Moment
02.Kpt`n
03.Sky Screen
04.Something Wrong
05.Drastic Tone
06.Alles Ist Moglich (intro)
07.Alles Ist Moglich
08.Made Already
09.Steel Flow
10.Translating
11.Dub Team
12.Sky Screen (Instrumental)
13.Whispering
 
Michel Benita - Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Composer, Effects, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Programming, Sampling, Treatments, Vocals, Vocoder
Paolo Fresu - Trumpet
Stephane Guillaume - Clarinet (Bass),Flute
Stephanie McKay - Vocals
Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin - Vocals
Ronnie Lynn Patterson - Vocals
Archie Shepp - Vocals
Erik Truffaz - Trumpet
Dhafer Youssef - Oud,Vocals
Kpt'n Planet - Drums,Effects[Fx],Vocals (Spoken Word)
Pierre De Bethmann - Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes)
 

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:00 | Size: 113.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Anitra's Dance (2:54)
02. Almost Cried (2:23)
03. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (2:58)
04. Jump for Joy (2:55)
05. Sugar Rum Cherry (3:13)
06. Concerto for Cootie (3:47)
07. Kinda Dukish.Rockin' in Rhythm (medley) (5:31)
08. Zweet Zurzday (3:44)
09. Bli Blip (3:06)
10. Pyramid (3:10)
11. Rhapsody in Blue (6:25)
12. Jack the Bear (3:22)
13. The Shepherd (Who Looks Over the Night Flock) (7:40)
 
Label: Brooks Brothers
 

Jimmy Ponder - Jump (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:13 | Size: 96.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I’ll Always Be There
02. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
03. Blues For Betty
04. When Love Comes My Way
05. My Romance
06. Stormy Monday Blues
07. Jump
08. In A Mellow Tone
 
Personnel:
Jimmy Ponder - guitar, vocal
James Anderson - tenor saxophone
John Patton - Hammond B3
Geary Moore - guitar
Eddie Gladden - drums
Lawrence Killian - percussion
 
Label - Muse
Recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 28, 1988
Jump CD music Ponder is a good guitarist in the Grant Green school, a fine soul/blues player.
 

Jimmy Ponder - Come On Down (1990)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:39 | Size: 101.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Uncle Steve
2. Ebb Tide
3. Secret Love
4. Barbara
5. Come on Down
6. A Subtle One
7. A Tribute to a Rose
8. Fats
 
Personnel:
Jimmy Ponder - guitar
Houston Person - tenor saxophone
Lonnie Smith - organ
Winard Harper - drums
Sammy Figueroa - congas, percussion
 

Ingrid Jensen - Vernal Fields (1995)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:43 | Size: 148.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Marsh Blues
2. Spookum Spook
3. Vernal Fields
4. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
5. I Love You
6. The Mingus That I Knew
7. Stuck in the Dark
8. Christiane
9. By Myself
 
Personnel: Ingrid Jensen (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steve Wilson (soprano & alto saxophones); George Garzone (tenor saxophone); Bruce Barth (piano); Larry Grenadier (bass); Lenny White (drums).
 
Although trumpeter Ingrid Jensen has a wide range and a potentially fiery style, she holds a great deal in reserve on her debut recording, letting one peek at her emotional intensity now and then but mostly making lyrical statements. Her supporting cast (altoist Steve Wilson, George Garzone on tenor, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Lenny White) is quite impressive and adds a great deal to the CD without taking the spotlight away from the leader. Ingrid Jensen sounds particularly strong on "Marsh Blues" and the standards "Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye," "I Love You," and an ironic "By Myself," but all nine selections have their moments. The music is basically advanced hard bop, with Jensen (when she is playing open) sounding like a logical successor to Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw while resembling her teacher, Art Farmer, a bit when utilizing a mute. This is an impressive beginning to what should be an important career.
 

Ernie Watts Quartet - Planet Love (1969)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:21 | Size: 83.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Going Home (5:51)
2.Knowing When To Leave (4:15)
3.Black Is Beautiful (4:26)
4.Wichita Lineman (5:15)
5.Boo (4:42)
6.Planet Love (8:14)
7.Fourth Dynasty (4:42)
 
Ernie Watts - alto & tenor sax
Clarence McDonald - piano
Stanley Gilbert - bass
Robert Morin - drums
 
Label: World Pacific - ST-20155
 

Ernie Watts - Musican (1985)


Genre: Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 36:47 | Size: 80.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Music Prayer For Peace (4:23)
2.Where The Spirit Lives (4:59)
3.Rock Camping (5:06)
4.One Love (4:25)
5.Red Dress (4:16)
6.Looking Glass (4:05)
7.Don't You Know (3:12)
8.Urban Renewal (4:03)
9.Keepin' On (3:25)
 
Ernie Watts - tenor, alto, soprano saxophone
Jerry Hey, Gary Grant - trumpet & flugelhorn
Gary Herbing - saxophone & flute
Lew McCreary - trombone
Russell Ferrante - keyboards
Don Grusin - keyboards
Lee Ritenour - guitar
Paul Jackson - guitar
Abe Laboriel - bass
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Nathan East - bass
John Robinson - drums
Carlos Vega - drums
Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
Alex Acuna - percussion
Phil Perry - vocal
Kate Markowitz - back vocal
Lynn Davis - back vocal
Quincy Jones - executive producer
 
Label: Qwest Records