Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson - Live at The Village Vanguard (1998)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:44 | Size: 163.91 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. African Cowboy (W. Anderson) (5:47)
2. Now's the Time (C. Parker) (5:56)
3. Dis Here (B. Timmons) (6:08)
4. Soul Eyes (M. Waldron) (11:22)
5. Snake Charmer (W. Anderson) (6:52)
6. I'll Remember April (D. Raye - G. DePaul - P. Johnston) (12:23)
7. The Star-Crossed Lovers (D. Ellington - B. Strayhorn) (8:40)
8. Quick Skeem (W. Anderson) (4:33)
9. Red Top (L. Hampton - B. Kynard) (10:08)

Irvin Mayfield (trumpet 1-3, 8)
Wessell Anderson (alto saxophone 1-4, 6-9 sopranino saxophone 5)
Xavier Davis (piano)
Steve Kirby (bass)
Jaz Sawyer (drums)

Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, New York City, May 30, 1998.
Leaning House Jazz BB-008
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VA - Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers (2006)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 49:48 | Size: 115.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Wilson Pickett - Can't Stop a Man in Love (3:14)
02. Bobby Womack - How Does It Feel (2:23)
03. Sam & Dave - You Left the Water Running (3:04)
04. Arthur Conley - Rome (Wasn't Built in a Day) (2:08)
05. Percy Wiggins - Book of Memories (2:37)
06. The Soul Clan - That's How It Feels (3:37)
07. Otis Redding - I Love You More Than Words Can Say (2:55)
08. Percy Sledge - Baby, Baby, Baby (3:08)
09. James Carr - Hold On (3:00)
10. Otis Clay - Pouring Water on a Drowning Man (2:38)
11. Mighty Sam - Lovebones (3:07)
12. Darrell Banks - The Love of My Woman (2:54)
13. Walter Jackson - Coldest Days of My Life (4:37)
14. R.B. Greaves - Whiter Shade of Pale (3:46)
15. Carl Hall - Change With the Seasons (3:51)
16. Donny Hathaway - What a Woman Really Means (2:49)
Label - Rhino Atlantic
Atlantic Records was one of the country's leading record companies in rhythm & blues and soul music. Here, in collaboration with Rhino Records, 16 rare tunes are presented froim artists like Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Donny Hathaway, Arthur Conley, plus some rarely heard artists as well. Some of these songs have never made it past being only released on the original 45, and others have never been heard before, period. These songs come from about 1967-1974; one of the last of the golden ages at Atlantic. This disc runs about 50 minutes, but is very enjoyable. Definitely worth hearing, because it's not something you'd hear every day. One listen to the whole thing, and you'd be asking why some of these songs never saw the light of day again...until now!
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Tony Parenti - Tony Parenti's New Orleans Shufflers (1954)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:19 | Size: 100.18 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Someday Sweetheart (7:25)
2.Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You (6:43)
3.That Da Da Strain (5:51)
4.New Orleans (3:01)
5.Tishomingo Blues (6:48)
6.See See Rider (6:17)
7.Milinberg Joys (5:22)
8.Buddy Bolden's Blues (4:53)

Label: Jazzology JCD 61

Tony Parenti - clarinet
Jack Fine - cornet
Bob Thomas - trombone
Hank Ross - piano
Danny Barker - banjo
Arnie Hyman - bass
Art Trappier - drums
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Teddy Wilson - Teddy Wilson & Randy Colville Quartet & Dave Shepherd Quintet (1967)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:51 | Size: 114.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Oh, Lady Be Good (4:20)
2.Memories Of You (4:14)
3.Honeysuckle Rose (5:20)
4.I've Found A New Baby (6:40)
5.I'll Never Be The Same (7:28)
6.flyin' Home (5;35)
7.Poor Butterfly (6:31)
8.Avalon (8:58)
9.After You've Gone (5:45)

Label: Jazzology JCD 337

Teddy Wilson - piano
Randy Colville - clarinet
Dave Shepherd - clarinet
Ronnie Gleaves - vibes
Johnny Richardson - drums
During most of his last 30 years, pianist Teddy Wilson was usually featured leading trios. In that setting, Wilson tended to sound very comfortable and predictable. This CD has Wilson in a couple more inspired outings, both recorded in England. The first three numbers are played in a quartet with clarinetist Randy Colville, while the other six songs are with a quintet featuring clarinetist Dave Shepherd and vibraphonist Ronnie Gleaves. The songs are all familiar standards that Wilson had been playing since the late '30s, but the two clarinetists keep the sparks flying and push Wilson a bit. The uptempo pieces in particular are exciting, making this set well worth picking up by swing collectors and Teddy Wilson fans.
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Rex Stewart - Rex Stewart & Alex Welsh Band (1966)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:03 | Size: 152.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.'S Wonderful (9:49)
2.Basin Street Blues (7:12)
3.Rockin' In Rhythm (6:04)
4.Mood Indigo (7:31)
5.Just Squeeze Me (7:55)
6.Jug Blues (5:32)
7.C Jam Blues (5:43)
8.Montmartre (2:29)
9.Creole Love Call (6:53)
10.Boy Meets Horn (4:11)

Live In Deansgate, Lancaster, England
May 21, 1966. Label: Jazzology JCD 345

Rex Stewart - trumpet
John Barnes - clarinet, alto & baritone sax
Roy Williams - trombone
Fred Hunt - piano
Jim Douglas - guitar
Ron Mathewson - bass
Lennie Hastings - drums
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Rex Richardson & Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra - Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music Of Doug Richards (2014)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:01 | Size: 156.09 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I. Africa 5:45
02. II. Asia: Gagaku Blues 5:44
03. III. Europe: Chorale 4:41
04. IV. Australia: Waltzing Matilda 5:56
05. V. North America:Aunt's Hagar's Blues 5:47
06. VI. South America: Odeon 11:37
Dukal Bugles (28:32):
07. Chapter I - Ray Nance 4:35
08. Chapter II - Rex Stewart 4:42
09. Chapter III - Cootie Williams 4:04
10. Chapter IV - Bubber Miley 6:30
11. Chapter V - Clark Terry, Cat Anderson 8:41
Rex Richardson - trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, piccolo trumpet, soprano trombone
Doug Richards - conductor
Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra
Label - RR Productions (USA/Croatia)
Intercontinental Concerto For Trumpet And Jazz Orchestra
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János Gonda Sextet - Shaman Song (1976)

Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 43:06 | Size: 102.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Sámánének ‒ Kamassz Sirám (Shaman Song ‒ Kamass Dirge) (J. Gonda) (5:54)
A2. Párbeszéd (Dialogue) (J. Gonda) (5:30)
A3. Elcserélt Fejek (Confused Heads) (J. Gonda) (9:08)
Side B
B1. Afro-Cuban (J. Gonda) (11:57)
B2. Lavina (Avalanche) (P. Kántor) (3:17)
B3. Profán Ünnep (Profane Feast) (J. Gonda - T. Berki) (7:20)

Trumpet – Endre Sipos (tracks: A1, B1, B3)
Trombone – Károly Friedrich (tracks: A1, B1, B3)
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Péter Kántor (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1, B3)
Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – Tamás Berki (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3)
Piano, Electric Piano – János Gonda
Bass – Gábor Balázs
Drums, Percussion – Gyula Kovács (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1, B3)
Congas , Percussion – István Dely (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3), László Dely (tracks: B1, B3)

Recorded at MHV, Budapest, Hungary, 1976.
Pepita SLPX 17484; Pepita (Hun) SLPX17484
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Jaco Pastorius - Holiday for Pans 1980-1982 (2001)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:57 | Size: 98.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Holiday for Pans (Rose) 3:06
02. Good Morning Anya (Pastorius) 5:22
03. Giant Steps (Coltrane) 3:39
04. She's Leaving Home (Lennon-McCartney) 3:37
05. City of Angels (Pastorius) 5:55
06. Elegant People (Shorter) 4:21
07. Mysterious Mountain (Hobaness) 1:33
08. Birth of Island (Parts 1, 2, and 3) (Pastorius) 13:26
09. Extra Bass Track (Pastorius) 2:03
Label - Sound Hills Records (Jp/EU)
Recorded at Power Station, KCC Studio, Jingle Studio in New York in 1980-1982

Jaco Pastorius - bass, bass pan, percussion, keyboards, voice
Wayne Shorter - saxophone
Peter Graves - trombone
Toots Thielemans - harmonica
Mike Gerber - piano
Ted Lewand - guitar
Craig Thayler - violin
Othello Molineaux, Leroy Williams - steel drums
Bobby Eoconomou - drums, percussion
Kenwood Dennard – drums
Don Alias - percussion
Michael Gibbs Orchestra
Full Title: Jaco Pastorius - Holiday for Pans (Comprehensive Brand New Edition) (1980-1982)

Holiday for Pans (steel pans, that is) is Jaco's intended follow-up to his 1981 Word of Mouth release. However, when he presented the demo to Warner Bros. in 1983, they rejected it on the grounds that it was too esoteric and lacked commercial appeal. Recorded between 1980 and 1982, the project is basically a vehicle for steel pans master, Othello Molineaux, Jaco's longtime friend and colleague. Jaco actually takes a backseat on most of the recordings, at least audibly. The material features eight tracks, including three Pastorius originals: "Good Morning Anya," an upbeat, sprightly tune dominated by Wayne Shorter's breezy, atmospheric sax and, of course, steel pans; the CD's highlight, "City of Angels," a full-blown, jazz fusion excursion with excellent piano riffing courtesy of Mike Gerber, harmonica by Toots Thielemans and a peppering of acoustic guitar and violin; and "Birth of Island," a 23-minute session of "free play" which begins with Jaco shouting, "just play," but doesn't really show its teeth until the last 7-8 minutes. "Birth of Island" is grounded in percussion, with a smattering of sax and trombone. Jaco cooks, but not until the piece has nearly ended. While several minutes near the close are quite arresting, the track acts mainly as filler for a very brief and insubstantial project. In 1986, Pastorius remixed four of the tracks, but years later (after his death), Kenny Jackel claimed all engineering responsibilities for the project, stole the master tapes of the recordings and sold them to Super Stop, an Osaka-based distribution company. At some point along the way, Jackel had a friend overdub bass parts on some of the tracks in an attempt to compensate for Jaco's secondary presence on the album. While Holiday for Pans is not a recommended purchase based on the aforementioned circumstances, the CD does contain some great passages.
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Hillary Capps - A Perfect Dozen (2008)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:31 | Size: 96.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. Lullaby Of Birdland
3. East Of The Sun
4. You Don't Know Me
5. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
6. One Note Samba
7. Unchain My Heart
8. Time After Time
9. They Can't Take That Away From Me
10. Twisted
11. At Last
12. The Nearness Of You

Ours is an age that reduces amateur vocalists to fanatical reality-television contestants. So it’s comforting to discover that there are still singers like Hillary Capps in the studio, honing their talents the time-honored way. A Perfect Dozen is the twentysomething jazz songstress and Underhill native’s solid debut release, a sturdy collection of 12 classic jazz vocal standards.

Despite her youth, Capps is already a veteran, and her savvy is obvious to the listener straight away, a capacity fashioned by an interesting combination of talent and pedigree. Since the age of 16, she has been performing with her father, a noted Vermont jazz artist, educator and studio engineer. He ably backs her on the record with the ensemble that bears his name, The Joe Capps Group.

Even veterans of the jazz stage will have to respect the younger Capps’ fearless song selections. Tom Jobin’s “One Note Samba” and Etta James’ “At Last” aren’t exactly campfire tunes. And they are certainly not for hobbyists, given their technical and emotional requirements. But Hillary Capps manages this challenge with impressive command of these and other classic selections. Her remarkably clean voice prevails delightfully over the skillful backing musicianship found throughout A Perfect Dozen.
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Ann Peebles - Straight From The Heart (1971)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 25:54 | Size: 170.56 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Slipped, Tripped & Fell In Love
2. Trouble, Heartache & Sadness
3. What You Laid On Me
4. How Strong Is A Woman
5. Somebody's On Your Case
6. I Feel Like Breaking Up
7. I've Been There Before
8. I Pity The Fool
9. 99 Pounds
10. I Take What I Want
Personnel: Backing Vocals – Rhodes, Chalmers And Rhodes; Bass – Leroy Hodges; Bass Saxophone – James Mitchell; Drums – Howard Grimes; Guitar – Teenie Hodges; Organ, Piano – Charles Hodges; Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Love, Ed Logan; Trombone – Jack Hale; Trumpet – Wayne Jackson
A lean, tough set that was not only a triumph for Peebles, but illustrated how the Hi label had surpassed its crosstown Stax rival for quality Memphis soul in the early '70s. The guitars are spare, funky, and bluesy, the horn section punchy, and the material far earthier and down-home than the increasingly formulaic grooves at Stax. There were three modest R&B hits on the album ("Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love," "I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home," "Somebody's on Your Case"), much of which was penned by Peebles or her husband Don Bryant. Peebles' vocals were convincingly biting, and she never, unlike many other singers of the era, tried too hard for her own good. The main flaw of the record is its length (26 minutes), which was short even by early-'70s standards.
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Yuya Komoguchi - Picture (2014)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:03 | Size: 123.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Picture
02. Glasses
03. Fall Into The Sky
04. Kenny
05. From My Heart
06. Shine
07. Land Of Hope
08. Snore
09. Shadows
10. Friends
11. Nothing In Return

Yuya Komoguchi - guitars
Michael Landau - guitar (9)
Tomo'o Tsuruya - drums (2-9,11)
Travis Carlton - bass (2-9,11)
Akito Shirai - keyboards (2,3,11)
Keiji Matsumoto - keyboards (4,6,8)
Ayaki - piano, keyboards (5,7,9)
Hiroaki Hayama - piano (10)
Takayuki Negishi - strings arrangement (11)

Record Company – King Record Co. Ltd.
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Woody Herman - Light My Fire (1968)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:53 | Size: 97.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Ponteio
A2. Here I Am, Baby
A3. Hard To Keep My Mind On You
A4. MacArthur Park
Side B
B1. Light My Fire
B2. I Say A Little Prayer
B3. Hush
B4. For Love Of Ivy
B5. Impression Of Strayhorn
B6. Keep On Keepin' On
Label – Cadet Records
Recorded at: Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, October 1968

Woody Herman - Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Frank Vicari, Sal Nistico, Steve Lederer, Thomas Boras – Reeds
Gary Grant, Henry Hall, James Bossert, Nat Pavone, Sal Marquez – Trumpet
Robert Burgess, Henry Southall, Vincent Prudente - Trombone
John Hicks – Piano
Phil Upchurch – Guitar
Arthur Harper – Bass
Morris Jennings – Drums, Percussion
Arranged By, Producer – Richard Evans
Woody Herman, almost alone among the veteran bandleaders of the swing era, went out of his way to keep an open mind toward new developments in jazz and pop music. This particular LP dismayed many of Herman's longtime fans, because it found his orchestra performing such numbers as "Macarthur Park" (before Maynard Ferguson discovered it), "Light My Fire," "I Say a Little Prayer" and Smokey Robinson's "Here I Am, Baby."
Richard Evans contributed the arrangements and two originals including "Impressions of Strayhorn," a feature for Herman's alto and clarinet.
The other soloists include tenors Sal Nistico andFrank
Although a sincere effort, the end results often sound a little silly, as one would expect in encountering Woody Herman's Big Band playing the Doors.
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VA - The Ballad On Jazz Piano Trio (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:13 | Size: 164.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. David Hazeltine Trio – When You Wish Upon a Star (7:22)
2. New York Trio – Everytime We Say Goodbye (6:45)
3. The Eddie Higgins Trio – Polka Dots and Moonbeams (7:56)
4. Sir Roland Hanna Trio – A Sleepin’ Bee (4:25)
5. Steve Kuhn Trio – My Funny Valentine (6:06)
6. Romantic Jazz Trio – My Melancholy Baby (6:42)
7. Rob Agerbeek Trio – Nuages (3:26)
8. John Hicks Trio – Cry Me a River (7:58)
9. Claude Williams Trio – Star Crossed Lovers (4:41)
10. Richard Wyands Trio – When I Fall in Love (6:10)
11. Stefano Bollani Trio – Angela (4:34)
12. Harold Mabrn Trio – It Only Hurts When I Smile (6:07)
Label - Venus Records, Inc.
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Trix - Junishi (2015)

Genre: Jazz Rock / Fusion | Total Time: 44:38 | Size: 103.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Tora (Tiger)
02. Junishi
03. Shisa
04. Mirai
05. Ushibiko (Interlude)
06. Crystal Zodiac
07. Tatsumi (Touch Me)
08. Flying Dragon
09. Umabiko (Interlude)
10. Sujaku
11. Ryuu Inu (Dragon Dog)
12. Called Then Act .
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Slightly Stoopid - Meanwhile... Back At The Lab (2015)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock / Reggae | Total Time: 47:00 | Size: 109.56 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Dabbington - 2:32
2. This Version - 3:59
3. The Prophet - 3:14
4. Hold It Down - 3:15
5. Fades Away - 3:10
6. Fuck You (feat. Beardo) - 2:11
7. Time Won't Wait - 4:30
8. Rolling Stone - 3:59
9. Guns in Paradise - 3:38
10. Come Around - 3:44
11. Call Me Crazy - 2:42
12. One Bright Day (feat. Angela Hunte) - 3:11
13. Life Rolls On - 3:39
14. What Your Friends Say - 3:16

Miles Doughty - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Kyle McDonald - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ryan Moran - Drums
Oguer Ocon - Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals
DE LA - Saxophone
C-Money - Trumpet and Keyboards
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Roger Cicero - The Roger Cicero Jazz Experience (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:43 | Size: 119.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. No Moon at All 4:34
02. Shower the People 6:49
03. Keep It Loose Keep It Tight 5:40
04. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 5:52
05. Ocean Ways 4:03
06. From the Morning 8:04
07. Moody's Mood 4:01
08. The Long and Winding Road 3:59
09. Benny's From Heaven 4:18
10. Tom Traubert's Blues 5:24
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Pierrick Pedron - And The (2016)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:33 | Size: 109.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Monk Ponk Train (5:22)
2. Clock Road (6:12)
3. Val 2 (5:21)
4. Elise (5:04)
5. Tootoota (2:40)
6. Procession (4:41)
7. Val 1 (6:21)
8. Pp Song Tree (4:42)
9. Ethiop (4:10)

Pierrick Pedron has long been one of the most respected and in-demand jazz musicians in France. His latest album encompasses bop, funk, jazz, rock, pop and Afro pop. Recorded in Brussels and Paris with the help of a few faithful accomplices, he sculpts a state of the art sound using the groove as a guideline. On And The, this virtuoso saxophonist proves again that he is an inventive composer, a sound innovator and a catalyst of the music of our time.
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Paola Quagliata - Jazzin' Around Baroque (2016)

Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz | Total Time: 46:23 | Size: 105.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Sebben Crudele
02. Amarilli
03. Ah, Belinda
04. Un Certo Non So Che
05. Dido's Lament
06. Voi Che Sapete
07. Music for a While
08. Oh Che Umore Stravagante
09. Lascia Ch'io Pianga
10. Ohimè, Ch'io Cado
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Leroy Jones - Mo' Cream From The Crop (1994)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:02 | Size: 136.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
2. Mo' Cream For The Crop
3. Sweet Lorraine
4. How Come You Do Me Like You Do
5. A Time For Love
6. Bourbon Street Parade
7. Tin Roof Blues
8. Mosey Roun' Bring It Down
9. Blues For Z.W.
10. New Orleans
11. Carnival's In Town
12. Mood Indigo
13. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

Recorded and mixed by Gregg Rubin. Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA.

Trumpet: Leroy Jones
Flugelhorn: Leroy Jones
Vocals: Leroy Jones
Trombone: Lucien Barbarin
Piano: Ed Frank
Bass: Bill Huntington, Walter Payton
Drums: Shannon Powell
Congas: Matt Perkins ("Blues For Z.W.")
Leroy Jones (b. February 20, 1958) is a jazz trumpeter from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Born in New Orleans on February 20th, 1958, Leroy began studying the trumpet at age 10, in school band. By the time he was 13 years old, he was already playing gigs and leading Danny Barker's young Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band. The Fairview Band performed at church events, Social & Pleasure Club events, Funerals, and Second Line Parades all over the city of New Orleans. The band has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute Festival of Culture & Folklore. The Fairview band later evolved into the Hurricane Brass Band, which became the seed of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Leroy Jones was a significant figure amongst the new breed of aspiring young musicians participating in Barker's renaissance of New Orleans brass bands.

After a very brief stint in the Jazz Studies Program at Loyola University's Conservatory of Music, Jones joined the musicians union and went on to pursue his career as a professional musician. He has played with nearly all the famous jazz bands in town, and has performed at festivals and clubs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia.

The past decade Jones has been a member of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, performed on numerous recordings with various artists, leads one of the Preservation Hall Jazz Bands and has two critically acclaimed solo releases, "Mo' Cream From The Crop" and "Props for Pops" on the Sony/Columbia label. Jones continues to travel and record the world over.

Leroy Jones Quintet
The Leroy Jones Quintet was formed during the 1980s. But the band's first real international exposure came when it was the opening act for Harry Connick, Jr.'s "She" tour. The Quintet has toured the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. After releasing two critically acclaimed recordings on the Columbia label, the band toured on it's own, performing at festivals and club dates throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has appeared on NBC's "Tonight Show". The quintet has also made numerous appearances at the Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The Leroy Jones Quintet performs an energetic swing style that encompasses both old and new jazz idioms.

In his brief liner notes to this CD, Harry Connick, Jr., calls trumpeter Leroy Jones a genius. Jones is no genius (certainly there is nothing on his debut disc that would qualify as original) but he is a fine Lee Morgan-influenced trumpeter and a decent singer. The odd part about this set is that Jones, due to his New Orleans backround, is misplaced as a Dixieland trumpeter. He certainly does not have much feel for the music, turning "Tin Roof Blues" into burlesque (with some sounds worthy of Clyde McCoy), playing closing ensembles on "Bourbon Street Parade" that practically define corn and switching the music to bop every third song or so. Trombonist Lucien Barbarin sounds like J.J. Johnson when he does not feel compelled to growl, leaving drummer Shannon Powell (who often plays enthusiastic parade rhythms) as the only musician on the date who belongs in a traditional New Orleans jazz band. There are some enjoyable selections on this disc but the baggage of having to emulate what Jones thinks a New Orleans trumpeter should sound like weighs down the performances.
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Kaisa Kulmala Trio - Tribute (2009)

Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 59:05 | Size: 135.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Aamu Ankkalinnassa (07:10)
2. Maanviljelija (07:02)
3. Martti (06:21)
4. Hammentynyt (05:57)
5. Huli Pariisissa (06:44)
6. Epic Song (07:40)
7. Kevatpiirrelmia I & II (07:45)
8. Armin laulu (04:00)
9. Somero (06:00)
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George Williams and his Orchestra - Swing Classics In Hi-Fi (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:17 | Size: 261.04 MB | FLAC
Side 1
1. Marie 2:22
2. Flying Home 3:31
3. Boogierockawoogie 3:57
4. Back Bay Shuffle 2:54
5. Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes 2:35
6. Empty Jug 2:59

Side 2
1. Drum Boogie 4:06
2. One For My Baby 3:33
3. Pompton Turnpike 3:55
4. The Breeze And I 2:46
5. Take The "A" Train 2:46
6. Endville Chorus 2:01

Bass – Clyde Lombardi (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4)
Drums – Charlie Persip (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4)
Guitar – Freddy Green (tracks: A1, A4, A5, A6, B2, B4, B5, B6)
Leader, Arranger – George Williams (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6)
Piano – Chet Amsterdam (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4), Moe Wechsler (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4)
Saxophone – Sol Schlinger (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4), Zoot Sims (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6)
Trombone – Bob Asher (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), Frank Rehak (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), Jim Dahl (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), Tommy Mitchell (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4), Wayne Andre (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6)
Trumpet – Art Farmer (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4)
Tuba – Jay McAllister (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4)
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The Don Shirley Trio - In Concert (1968)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:02 | Size: 219.88 MB | FLAC
Side 1
1. I Can't Get Started
2. I Feel Pretty (from "West Side Story")
3. My Funny Valentine
4. Yesterday
5. I Cover the Waterfront

Side 2

6. Georgia on my Mind
7. Lullaby
8. Water Boy
9. One Man's Hand
10. By Myself
11. Happy Talk (from "South Pacific")
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, March 22, 1968.

Don Shirley, piano
Gilberto Munguia, cello
Henry Gonzalez, bass
AN IMPRESSION OF DON SHIRLEY. . . The word impression is used advisedly. In the brief area of the back of a record jacket only a few fragments will fit-- about what makes up this man and how his music is conjured. It would require a lengthy book to do justice to this complex personality. Impressions (plural) might have been a better world; for, in the many hours we spend discussing his career and his ideas on musical communication, the conversations ranged all the way from gestalt psychology to the origin of the ethnic spiritual. His is one of the most fantastically active and far-ranging minds I have ever encountered. He doesn't carry on a conversation--he moves from subject to subject so rapidly (yet always with logic and lucidity) that he almost seems to be indulging in free association. Don Shirley is a quicksilver.
If you were to ask: "Will-the-real-Don-Shirley-please-stand-up?" the resultant scene would resemble a battalion at attention. One figure would be the concert pianist who made his debut at sixteen with the Boston Pops Orchestra playing the Tchaikovsky B-flat Minor Concerto under the direction of Dean Dixon. The following year his first major composition was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Another figure would be today's Don Shirley who is practicing that same concerto ("I'm a little rusty with it now, after all these years.") for a Detroit Symphony concert in the fall of 1968.
Another Don Shirley is the one who played as soloist with the orchestra in Milan's La Scala opera house in a program dedicated to Gershwin's music. Only two other pianists have performed there as soloists--Rubinstein and Richter.
He has appeared as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the NBC Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington to name only a few. Including his appearances with the trio, he averages some ninety-five concerts a year.
There is another hat he wears--that of composter. He has written symphonies performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the new York Philharmonic, and has composed four organ symphonies, numerous pieces for piano, two string quartets and a piano concerto.
It may or may not be germane to this recording (you look with yourself and judge) but Shirley, a Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded a Ph.D. in psychology. Perhaps form his studies, or perhaps intuitively, he has come to believe that all music is aural and emotional, not intellectual. "American is an emotional nation," he says, "not an intellectual one." For this reason, he scorns lengthy analytical program notes for his concerts--he does not want to tell the audience what they are going to hear, how they should listen and what to listen for. They should hear the selections cold--and then warm to them.
"I've never considered myself in the business," he has remarked. "I am in the 'business' of art and performance. If the people happen to like what I am doing and come to hear it-if I happen to communicate--then fine; it's a business. But I refuse to play the in-the-business games." In short, he will do his own sincere thing and and [sic] that's all. He is his own man at all times.
As he says, "I make a difference between the artist and the entertainer. The entertainer is interested in pleasing the people and in a big pay check. More power to him! But the artist is a much more complex personality. He is unable to worry about pleasing the people. He must be true to himself and the traditional of his art form. I try to do this. Of course, we all want to be appreciated, and if we happen to make money in our work, fine. But art must come first."
The music contained in this album (recorded "live" at Carnegie Hall) is quite unique. It is not in any sense "jazz"--every note for the piano, cello and bass is written. The pieces are played exactly the same way every time; nothing is ad lib. What they are, really, are exquisite variations on various themes--some originally folk songs, some popular ballads (ballads of the populace), some from Broadway musicals--there is even Yesterday from the Beatles repertoire.
For instance, the recording of I Can't Get Started becomes, in Don Shirley's hands, what might have resulted if the composter, Vernon Duke, had prevailed upon Rachmaninoff to write a trio based on the original song. In it are all the bravura pianistics of a Rachmaninoff concerto plus the dark, rich cello colors the Russian virtuoso so adored. All the same, the end result is Shirley. This is exactly what he does with his trio in its purest sense! If this is not your precise cup of tea then you will never understand what Don Shirley is all about.
In I Fell Pretty he fashions this Leonard Bernstein melody form "West Side Story" into a scintillating presto that begins and ends almost before you know it. It caught the audience somewhat by surprise, as the explosive applause indicates.
The Shirley touch in Georgia on My Mind can be described as instant soul. It takes on the form of "recitative and aria," and in Don's mind Georgia is not the name of a state but, rather, then name of a woman. His setting here evokes a kind of anxious pleading for the return of the woman, Georgia.
Lullaby is taken from a musical show score by Valerian Smith entitled "Walk in My Shoes." It is not necessarily the way it will be performed in the show--Don decided it suggested a lullaby to him and that is the way he shaped it in his arrangement. He has very strong feelings about this simple melody. "Very few professionals can come up with a pure melody. It is the amateur who--because he has the good fortune to lack a lot of cluttered-up formal training--has something in common with the masses. Therefore, he can create a simple, lasting melody; hence the melodic line of Lullaby with its folk-song flavor." it is interesting to note that Dr. Smith is a dentist, not a musician in the professional sense. But never mind how you label the composer--the music speaks for itself.
Water Boy, perhaps Shirley's most famous performance, is re-created here for the concert. (Note the spontaneous applause of recognition after the first phrase.) The slurring cello sets the tone of the chain gang's wry work song and then the piano wails straight from the gut.
The collection is not merely a group of numbers by a surpassingly fine pianist--it is a series of beautifully wrought tone poems that add up to a portrait of the artist. As you listen you will discover a whole new world of musical excitement.
Gil McKean, liner notes
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Eddie Miller & Lino Patruno - Live At Capolinea Vol. 1 (1979)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:38 | Size: 85.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (8:36)
2.Sophisticated Lady (3:30)
3.The Preacher (6:38)
4.Crazy Rhythm (9:03)
5.Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (5:33)
6.Indiana (5:18)

Label: Carosello CLE 21046

Eddie Miller - tenor saxophone
Carlo Bagnoli - soprano & baritone sax
Giani Acocella - trombone
Bruno Longhi - clarinet
Sante Palumbo - piano
Lino Patruno - guitar
Marco Ratti - bass
Carlo Sola - drums
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Bud Freeman & Lino Patruno - Milan May 24th (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:02 | Size: 98.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Exactly Like You (4:00)
2.Just One Of Those Things (5:12)
3.Sugar (4:20)
4.Sweet Georgia Brown (5:08)
5.Jive At Five (3:12)
6.When You're Smiling (3:54)
7.Early Morning Blues (4:03)
8.Wolverine Blues (4:43)
9.That's A Plenty (5:16)
10.Tin Roof Blues (5:01)

Label: Carosello - CLE 21015

Bud Freeman - tenor saxophone
Wingy Manone - trumpet & vocal
Giorgio Alberti - trumpet
Franco Tolomei - trumpet
Gianni Acocella - trombone
Bruno Longhi - clarinet
Paolo Tomelleri - tenor sax
Carlo Bagnoli - baritone sax
Guido Manusardi - piano
Renato Barzago - piano
Lino Patruno - guitar
Giancarlo Cinti - bass
Giancarlo Pillot - drums
Ettore Remi - drums
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Billy Butterfield & Lino Patruno - Plays George Gershwin (1978)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:53 | Size: 76.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Somebody Loves Me (5:19)
2.The Man I Love (3:23)
3.Oh, Lady Be Good! (4:56)
4.Embraceable You (3:22)
5.But Not For Me (5:05)
6.Ballad Medley (4:49)
7.'S Wonderful (4:28)
8.Summertime (3:25)

Label: Carosello - CLE 21037

Billy Butterfield - trumpet & flugelhorn
Carlo Bagnoli - baritone saxophone
Paolo Tomelleri - tenor saxophone
Gianni Acocella - trombone
Bruno Longhi - clarinet
Sante Palumbo - piano
Lino Patruno - guitar
Marco Ratti - bass
Lino Liguori - drums
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Allen Houser Sextet - Stolen Moments (2004)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:20 | Size: 158.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Stolen Moments (O. Nelson) (14:32)
2. Dewey Square (C. parker) (16:22)
3. The Chess Players (W. Shorter) (15:07)
4. Kosovo (A. Houser) (11:03)
5. Minor Diversion (A. Houser) (12:36)

Allen Houser (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Bob Balthis (trombone)
Paul Hannah (tenor saxophone)
Bob Butta (piano)
George Hyde (bass)
Bob Willis Jones (drums)

Recorded in Bob Balthis’ Basement, 2004.
Straight Ahead Records ARS006
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Allen Houser Quintet & Sextet ‎- No Samba (1973)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:46 | Size: 79.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Mexico (A. Houser) (11:05)
2. Charlottesville (A. Houser) (5:15)
3. No Samba (B. Hill) (6:10)
4. Cousin Rae's 3-Step (C. Kent) (3:27)
5. 10 Years After (A. Houser) (8:49)

Allen Houser (trumpet)
Buck Hill (tenor saxophone)
Vince Genova (piano)
Steve Novosel (Ampeg electric/acoustic bass)
Terry Plumeri (arco bass 1, 2)
Mick Smith (drums)

Recorded in Silver Spring, Md., 1973.
Released: 23 July 2006.
Bomba Records BOM24081; Straight Ahead ARS001
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Zagreb Jazz Portrait - It's Time For Jazz (1996)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:44 | Size: 167.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Something Between 4:04
02. It's Time For Jazz 3:57
03. Ballad For Gogona 4:28
04. Blues No. 4 3:42
05. Akaron (Wise One) 5:13
06. Vanova 5:34
07. Daimonion 3:24
08. Ballad In Ab 6:31
09. Minor Song 5:20
10. Ariadna's Song 2:28
11. Blues For Vlasta 5:35
12. Come Sunday 4:55
13. Brimbi 6:07
14. Better Tomorrow 4:03
15. Turn Around 4:50
16. Spring Time 2:05
Label – BeSTMUSIC (Croatia)

Mario Igrec - guitar
Saša Nestorović – saxophone
Nenad Jura Vrandečić - double bass
Jurica Ugrinović – drums
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Warren Vache - Midtown Jazz (1982)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:13 | Size: 103.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.I'm Old Fashioned (5:43)
2.A Time For Love (5:28)
3.Rhythm-A-Ning (2:53)
4.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (4:30)
5.Tempus Fugit (4:10)
6.Out Of Nowhere (4:52)
7.Two For The Road (3:31)
8.It's Love In The Spring (3:31)
9.We'll Be Together Again (4:53)
10.I'll Remember April (4:53)

Recorded In New York 1982
Label: Concord CCD - 4203

Warren Vache - cornet & flugelhorn
John Bunch - piano
Phil Flanigan - bass
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VA - Erotic Blues: Canti Erotici Afroamericani (1928-1947)

Genre: Blues | Total Time: 47:19 | Size: 118.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Dirty Red - Mother Fuyer 2:22
2. Sam Collins - Slow Mama Slow 3:06
3. Washboard Sam - Let Me Play Your Vendor 3:02
4. Bo Carter - Ram Rod Daddy 2:55
5. Lucille Bogan - Coffee Grindin' Blues 3:21
6. Lonnie Johnson - Jelly Roll Baker 2:41
7. Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band - She Can Love So Good 3:14
8. Blind Blake - Diddie Wa Diddie 2:55

Side 2
1. Peetie Wheatstraw - Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp 2:31
2. Mississippi John Hurt - Candy Man Blues 2:42
3. Sonny Boy Williamson - Susie-Q 3:09
4. Ruby Glaze - Rollin' Mama Blues 3:00
5. Blind Boy Fuller - I'm A Rattlesnakin' Daddy 3:01
6. Big Bill Broonzy - Night Watchman Blues 2:48
7. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Oil Well Blues 2:28
8. Walter Davis - Think You Need A Shot 3:21
Compiled By – Alessandro Ruffeni
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The Los Angeles Jazz Ensemble - Jazz For A Sunday Brunch (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:17 | Size: 155.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Lullaby Of Birdland
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. More Than You Know
4. I'll Remember April
5. We'll Be Together Again
6. Secret Love
7. I Get A Kick Out Of You
8. Shine
9. Tenderly
10. This Can't Be Love
11. These Foolish Things
12. Crescendo Date
13. Memories Of You
14. Willow Weep For Me
15. Nola
16. Three Little Words
17. Southern Fried
18. If I Had You
19. I Love Paris
20. Moonglow
21. Baubles Bangles And Beads
22. Body And Soul
23. Bernie's Tune
24. Lots Of Living To Do
25. Poor Butterfly
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The Allen Houser Sextet - Live at the "One Step Down" (2004)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:46 | Size: 134.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Blowin' the Blues Away (H. Silver) (8:30)
2. I'll Never Be the Same (M. Malneck - F. Signorelli - G. Kahn) (11:05)
3. Runnin' Wild with Trevor Koehler (A. Houser) (8:50)
4. The Gigalo (L. Morgan) (11:41)
5. Monk's Mood (T. S. Monk) (8:01)
6. Señor Blues (H. Silver) (11:03)

Allen Houser (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Bob Balthis (valve trombone)
Chris Bacas (saxophone)
Bob Butta (piano)
Steve Bernstein (bass)
Bob Willis Jones (drums)

Recorded live at the ledgendary One Step Down Jazz Club, Washington D.C.
Release Date: July 06, 2004.
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Sue Barker - Sue Barker (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:41 | Size: 86.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. How Sweet It Is 4:03
2. You Stepped Out Of A Dream 3:16
3. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 4:12
4. Love To The People
Composed By – Curtis Mayfield 4:31
5. Groovin' 3:09

Side 2
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:37
2. 6345789 3:38
3. Lover Man 5:13
4. What's Going On 4:06
5. Think 2:32

Bass – Geoff Kluke
Drums – Dean Birbeck
Guitar – Grahame Conlon
Keyboards – Phil Cunneen
Saxophone – Rob Jeffries, Sylvan Elkay
Trumpet – Fred Payne
Vocals - Sue Barker
Like so many of the stories you read of famous jazz and soul artists, Sue's story is a sad one.
Back in her performing days, Sue recorded in lots of studios. Along with the players who Sue recorded her album with (their group was known as Sue Barker and the Onions – the band that loved to make you cry!), Sue did lots of adverts and session work to make a living.

Unfortunately not much remains of these recordings except Sue's limited memory of them. The original master tapes of her album were destroyed by mold a few years ago, but Sue may still have some other tapes of unreleased recordings somewhere - both good and bad, according to Sue!
Sue's reflections of her time as a musician are coloured by a sadness that is heartbreaking to hear. She was never paid for her record, although the musicians received session fees. Sue recalls that she had to fight to do the record her way, with the Crest label fearing it would be difficult to market Sue's product because of the variety it contained. Jazz, Soul, Blues and Pop all on the one record. Sue was adamant that two particular songs be included: Marvin Gaye's epic What's Goin' On, and her brilliant rendition of Curtis Mayfield's Love To The People.

Sue, on why she chose the Curtis Mayfield tune to cover:
“You asked why I chose that Curtis Mayfield number ... well Mark .. I've always been one who cares about humanity and Curtis Mayfield and I have that in common. I remember that my choices for the album were not necessarily popular ones and I also remember that Crest had a VERY difficult time trying to work out exactly where I fitted in as far as 'my style' went. They didn't think that my eclectic tastes were marketable but I persisted.”
It's obvious from the way Sue talks, that she cares deeply about music, about people and about life in general. And when pressed further, it's this honesty and integrity that ultimately led Sue to abandon an indifferent and heartless music industry.

“Now as to why I stopped singing? I lost heart in the industry because it was always such a struggle and in 1986 and 8 months after I gave birth to my 5th child, my eldest son died and as it turned out I had a gig that same week. He died on the Thursday and I did the gig on the Saturday. That night when I sang, I felt closer to God than I ever had before. I know this sounds a little dramatic or even over the top, but I realised that night that the whole business (the music business) was a sham. That's how it seemed to me. I watched people getting drunk and partying while my heart was breaking .. I thought .. no more Sue!”
Sue never released any more recorded material after this date, and as far as I know, she never sang publicly again either.
The last album released by Crest before it closed operations is a great funky jazz affair. Sue Barker had been performing live around Adelaide and Sydney for a decade before entering the studio to cut this LP. She's backed on it by The Onions who were a band she worked with regularly. Marcus Herman first heard her sing on ABC radio and a Crest representative signed her up after seeing her sing at a gig she ran at Carclew House in Adelaide.
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Ruth Brown - Along Comes Ruth (1962)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 31:03 | Size: 72.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
A2. Cry, Cry, Cry
A3. Why Don't You Write Me
A4. It's Too Late
A5. Jim Dandy
A6. So Little Time
Side B
B1. Sea Of Love
B2. Shake A Hand
B3. Love, Love, Love
B4. I Cried A Tear
B5. Please Accept My Love
B6. The Treasure Of Love
A1 - song is part of the soundtrack of "Vinyl" series on HBO Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter.

Label – Phillips
Conductor – Jerry Kennedy
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The Ross Tompkins Trio & Quartet - Symphony (1984)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:29 | Size: 102.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Symphony (4:00)
2.Emily (8:09)
3.When The World Was Young (5:50)
4.You Are My Sunshine (5:05)
5.Beautiful Love (6:05)
6.It Might As Well Be Spring (6:04)
7.No Moon At All (4:55)
8.Everytime We Say Goodbye (5:04)

Label: Famous Door - HL 146

Ross Tompkins - piano
Herb Ellis - guitar
John Heard - bass
Jake Hanna - drums
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New York Jazz Quartet - Music for Suburban Living (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:28 | Size: 58.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Adam's Theme
2. Blue Chips
3. Skylark
4. How About You
5. Just You, Just Me

Side 2
1. Minors Are Allowed
2. Together You And I
3. Early Morning Blues
4. The Song Is You

New York, January 2, 1957

Accordion – Mat Mathews
Bass – Whitey Mitchell
Flute, Clarinet – Herbie Mann
Guitar – Joe Puma
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New York Jazz Lounge - Cool Jazz Masterpieces, Vol. 3 (2014)

Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 47:09 | Size: 108.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Sunny (4:35)
02. Unforgettable (4:48)
03. Wave (5:31)
04. Round Midnight (5:41)
05. The More I See You (3:14)
06. When Sunny Gets Blue (4:24)
07. Night and Day (4:46)
08. One Note Samba (4:37)
09. The Shadow of Your Smile (4:07)
10. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (5:26)

Label: Zip Music
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Jeremy Monteiro, Eldee Young & Isaac "Redd" Holt - Blues For The Saxophone Club (1988-1990) (2005)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:15 | Size: 98.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Falling In Love With Love
2. Myh Blues
3. My Foolish Heart
4. Surrey With A Fringe On Top
5. What A Wonderful World
6. Blues For The Saxophone Club

Recorded live to 2-track digital by John Herbert at Lion Studios Singapore between May 1988 - March 1990.

Jeremy Monteiro, piano
Eldee Young, bass, vocal on #5
Isaac "Redd" Holt, drums
Ernie Watts, tenor sax on #1< alto sax on 4
O'Donel Levy, guitar on #1 & 5

Jeremy Monteiro, pianist & vocalist, has won critical acclaim in many parts of the world for his extraordinary talent as a jazz musician. This is one of the five albums Monteiro produced exclusively for FIM. Of the 5 albums on FIM this is the one created at the pinnacle of Jeremy's performing art. From the first second of music, you will be captivated by Jeremy's magical piano, blending so well in the synergy with jazz greats Young & Holt.

MONTEIRO, YOUNG & HOLT or M.Y.H. for short is the name of a band that brings together the best jazz from the U.S. and Asia. The group consists one of Asia's top jazz pianists, Jeremy Monteiro from Singapore and two of Chicago's swingiest jazzman, Eldee Young on double bass and Redd Holt on drums.

In 1988, the group together with O'Donel Levy and saxman John Stubblefied played a rousing early morning concert at the prestigious Montreux Jazz festival. The festival director, Claude Nobs called the concert "an unforgettable set which will remain a classic concert of the first 22 years of Montreux".

The Montreux concert and "live" album, was a high point in the musical relationship established between the trio in 1986, when they recorded Singapore's first digital jazz recording "Back to Basics" together with members of the Singapore Jazz group JERAMZEE and other American jazz musicians.

This album, "Blues for the Saxophone Club" (with Ernie Watts & O'Donel Levy) is the the second album by MYH.

Back in the 60's, the name Young-Holt Unlimited was a household name which appeared on the Billboards R&B charts for their hits, Soulful Strut and Wack Wack, they even topped the Soul Brothers Chart with Soulful Strut in a chart that included Stevie Wonder at number 4, Diana Ross & The Supremes at number 6 and James Brown at number 7.

Pianist and leader Jeremy Monteiro (www.jeremymonteiro.com) is considered one of the best jazz pianists in South-East Asia. Monteiro, Young & Holt are now into their 18th year of making music together, on a regular basis.
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Lena Seikaly - Written In The Stars (2009)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:37 | Size: 120.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. East Of The Sun
2. Gravitation
3. When I Fall In Love
4. A String Of Questions
5. The Very Thought Of You
6. You Go To My Head
7. Snapped
8. Duke Ellington Sound Of Love
9. It Only Takes A Moment
10. Written In The Stars

LENA SEIKALY is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers" and “brightest voices in jazz" (The Washington Post), as well as a “major league young talent in jazz" by Duke Ellington’s biographer, Dr. John Hasse, Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. She began her training at age four with piano, continued with classical voice in her teens, and went on to complete a B.M. in classical vocal performance at the University of Maryland School of Music. It was in college where Lena discovered a strong passion for jazz, and embarked on a fervent education of jazz history, styles, theory and composition before pursuing a jazz career in the Washington, D.C. area. Most recently, she was named one of eleven semi-finalists for the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition. She was a Strathmore Artist-In-Residence in 2009-2010, a participant in the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency in Washington, D.C. (2009) where she worked closely with Dr. Billy Taylor, Carmen Lundy, George Cables, Curtis Fuller, Winard Harper and others, and a participant at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass program in Aspen, CO (2005), directed by Christian McBride.

As the leader of her own trio, quartet and quintet, Lena has headlined at such renowned D.C. venues as Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Atlas Theater, Strathmore Mansion, and at festivals across the U.S. (including the Elkhart Jazz Festival and Mel Bay Jazz Festival) and in Holland, Switzerland, and France. Lena has self-produced three albums – Written In The Stars (2009), Lovely Changes (2011) and Looking Back (2013) – all three received critical acclaim from music critics in leading D.C. online and print publications, and the latter two of which were released to sold-out shows at Blues Alley. Lovely Changes earned her the titles of D.C.’s “Best Vocalist" and “Best Composer" for 2011 by the Washington City Paper, while Looking Back — a tribute to Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, and featuring “lost songs" from the 1920s and ‘30s — was dubbed “the work of a supremely confident master of her instrument" by the same publication.

Lena is also very active in the D.C. area as a professional classical mezzo-soprano, a recording artist in varying genres, and arranger, and in 2012 had the unique privilege of being commissioned to arrange a suite of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s music for a 16-piece version of the New Orchestra of Washington, which premiered later that same year. An avid educator, Lena was the jazz vocal instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts during 2008-09, and has lead seasonal workshops at the Strathmore Music Center for aspiring jazz vocalists since 2010. As a Palestinian American, Lena has also been involved in many Arabic fusion projects both in the U.S. and abroad — in summer of 2015, she toured in Palestine (West Bank) and Israel as the featured vocalist with Al-Manara, a European-Palestinian ensemble performing original music based on the life of its Palestinian composer and founder, Ramzi Aburedwan.
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L.A. 4 - Live At Montreux (1979)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:07 | Size: 111.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.I Love You (8:14)
2.Hammertones (7:18)
3.Just In Time (6:37)
4.Return Of Captain Gallo (8:50)
5.Duke's Melange: (15:02)
a).I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
c).Take The A Train
d).Rockin' In Rhythm

Rec. At Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Laurindo Almeida - guitar
Bud Shank - alto sax & flute
Ray Brown - bass
Jeff Hamilton - drums
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Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra - Hugo Winterhalter plays Isham Jones for Dancing (1950)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 17.49 | Size: 41.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. On The Alamo
2. Why Can't This Night Go On Forever
3. It Had To Be You

Side 2
1. You've Got Me Crying Again
2. I'll See You In My Dreams
3. (There Is) No Greater Love
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Eubie Blake - Memories Of You (1915-1973) (1990)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:45 | Size: 113.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Charleston Rag 3:07
2. Chevy Chase 2:44
3. Mirandy 2:43
4. Fizz Water 1:48
5. Crazy Blues 3:20
6. Memphis Blues 3:04
7. Dangerous Blues 3:57
8. Arkansas Blues 3:24
9. The Down Home Blues 3:27
10. The Good Fellow Blues 3:18
11. Don't Tell Your Monkey Man 3:41
12. Boll Weevil Blues 4:39
13. If You Don't Want Me Blues 3:44
14. I'm Just Wild About Harry 2:43
15. Memories Of You 4:15
A link to 19th-century ragtime who was still at the keys 75 years after the composition of his "Charleston Rag" (1899), Eubie Blake lived on yet longer thanks to his piano-roll recordings, including the 15 heard here. Most date from the 1910s - though they've often been replayed for subsequently updated masterings - and reflect one of the most buoyant piano styles of any in recorded jazz. Opening with "The Charleston Rag," Memories of You consists mostly of blues, though there's an ebullience and character in effect here that has little to do with the variety of blues heard during the late '20s, whether from acoustic Delta guitarists or Tin Pan Alley pianists. Blake's rendition of W.C. Handy's "The Memphis Blues" has a rollicking, syncopated charm, while "Boll Weevil Blues" is perhaps his best recording. One of the chestnuts, "I'm Just Wild About Harry," was actually recorded by Blake in 1973, more than 50 years after its first brush with popularity.
John Bush, AMG

Eubie Blake is probably the only artist to have made piano rolls in 1917 and 1973. 13 rolls played by Blake, most of them from 1921, are included on Biograph's Eubie Blake: Memories of You which also contains two 1915 rolls of Blake compositions played by other performers.
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