2016/10/31

Third World Love - New Blues (2007)


Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:15 | Size: 164.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Joy of Life intro
2.Joy of Life
3.Homeland
4.Little Echo
5.La Camerona
6.Gigi ET Amelie
7.Natures Dance
8.Hamina
9.Beuty of Death
10.New Blues (Ain't not Thing)
11.So

Avishai Cohen - trumpet
Yonatan Avishai - piano
Omer Avital - bass
Daniel Freedman - drums
 
Third World Love was founded in 2003 in Barcelona for a tour. Three of its four members (all but the American drummer Daniel Freedman) were born in Israel and the group has since become very popular in Israel and Europe. Three of the musicians currently live in New York (pianist Yonatan Avishai resides in France) and the band has gradually become better known in the United States. While their music has accurately been described as a mixture of Middle Eastern and African music along with jazz and rock, in reality Third World Love is an advanced jazz quartet that is influenced by the musicians' ties to Israel, particularly in its often-haunting compositions. New Blues is their fourth CD and it is a particularly strong all-round effort. Interpreting intriguing originals by three of its members (all but Freedman) along with Duke Ellington's "So," the performances feature lyrical and emotional playing by trumpeter Avishai Cohen, versatile solos and accompaniment from pianist Yonatan Avishai, intelligent support and soloing from bassist Omer Avital, and solid backup by drummer Daniel Freedman. The eccentric and exciting "New Blues (Ain't No Thing...)" is a high point. Recommended.
 

The J.J. Johnson Quintet - Dial J.J.5 (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:11 | Size: 105.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Tea Pot (5:31)
02. Barbados (4:37)
03. In A Little Provincial Town (4:21)
04. Cette Chose (3:18)
05. Blue Haze (5:11)
06. Love Is Here To Stay (2:45)
07. So Sorry Please (4:18)
08. It Could Happen To You (3:50)
09. Bird Song (5:40)
10. Old Devil Moon (6:43)
 
Label - Columbia/Sony Music Japan

J.J. Johnson - trombone
Bobby Jaspar – tenor sax, flute
Tommy Flanagan - piano
Wilbur Little - bass
Elvin Jones – drums
 
Reissue with the latest remastering. One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while working in a burning mode that recalls some of his best bop sides from the early years – particularly his work on Blue Note.
Bobby Jaspar's in the frontline with JJ – playing both tenor and flute – and rhythm is from a trio that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones' touch on the kit gives the album a nicely dancing feel throughout – and is a real reminder of his simple genius in an early setting like this.
 

Tee Mac featuring: Majorie Barnes - Night Illusion (1980)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 40:28 | Size: 91.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Living Everyday
2. Struggle
3. Talk To Me
4. Hit Hit
5. Night Illusion
6. A Certain Way To Go
7. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

Arranged By, Composed By, Flute, Producer, Written-By – Tee Mac
Backing Vocals – The Marvellets
Bass Guitar – Sol Simon Oshijo
Congas, Percussion – Friday Pozo
Electric Piano – Sylvester Degbor
Engineer – Mark Wallis
Lead Guitar – Nigel Jenkins
Lead Vocals – Majorie Barnes
Rhythm Guitar – Pierre Lezek
Synthesizer – Dave Lawson
Tenor Saxophone – Chris Okonkwo
Trumpet – Fredrick Ndoumbe, John Oaikhena


Label: Soul Jazz Records .
 

Sonny Rollins - +3 (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:48 | Size: 131.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. What a Difference a Day Made (Stanley Adams, María Mendez Grever) (10:03)
02. Biji (Sonny Rollins) (8:15)
03. They Say It's Wonderful (Irving Berlin) (6:12)
04. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) (3:51)
05. Cabin in the Sky (Vernon Duke, John Latouche) (8:48)
06. H. S. (Sonny Rollins) (6:15)
07. I've Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) (12:13)

Personnel:
Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone, chimes;
Tommy Flanagan (tracks: 1,2,4,6,7), Stephen Scott (tracks: 3,5) - piano;
Bob Cranshaw - electric bass;
Jack DeJohnette (tracks: 3,5), Al Foster (tracks: 1,2,4,6,7) - drums.


Recorded August-October, 1995 at Clinton Recording Studios, New York City.

Label: Milistone Records – MCD 9250-2 (Germany)
 

Snooks Eaglin With His New Orleans Friends - The Sonet Blues Story/Snooks (1977)


Genre: Blues | Total Time: 36:46 | Size: 83.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Down Yonder 2:45
2. No More Doggin' 2:45
3. Talk To Your Daughter 2:36
4. Going To The River 3:18
5. Oh Red 2:24
6. Yours Truly 4:22
7. Travelling Mood 3:26
8. St. Pete, Florida Blues 3:03
9. A Teeny Bit Of Your Love 2:14
10. Mustang Sally 4:13
11. Let The Four Winds Blow 2:11
12. San José 3:38

Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans - November 7 & 8 ,1977.

Bass, Backing Vocals – George French
Drums – Bob French
Guitar, Vocals – Snooks Eaglin
Piano – Ellis Marsalis
Saxophone – Clarence Ford
 

Sebastiaan Cornelissen & Frank Vollink - One Spirit (2005)


Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 1:05:07 | Size: 152.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Me And Freddie
02. Straight
03. Official Noisemaker
04. Bramcote Road
05. Face To Face
06. What's In Store
07. Wrong Format
08. One Spirit
09. Dirty Gilly
10. Wise Man From The East
11. Suse's Song

Jazz/Fusion joint-venture from masterdrummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen and bassplayer Frans Vollink featuring top jazzmusicians from around the globe like Gerard Presencer (UK), Randy Brecker(USA), Susan Weinert (Germany) and Lale Larson (Sweden).
 
Debut album of Dutch Jazz/fusion bassplayer Frans Vollink as a co-leader together with Dutch master drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen.

From the artist:
"This album is my first release as a leader and I couldn't be happier with it. Together with my dear friend and one of europe's the most creative drummers Sebastiaan Cornelissen we recorded over 65 minutes of original material, with pianist Rob van Bavel and guitar player Richard Hallebeek. On top of that this album features some fantastic guest appearances by some of the great names in jazz/fusion, like trumpetplayers Gerard Presencer (UK) and Randy Brecker (USA), keyboardvirtuoso Lale Larson from Sweden and fusion guitarplayer Susan Weinert from Germany. The album is mastered by Sander van der Heide, one of Hollands top mastering engineers, to ensure a superior soundquality. Dig it!
 

Sadao Watanabe - Morning Island (1979)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:04 | Size: 98.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01.Morning Island (4:34)
02.Down East (6:10)
03.Serenade (4:54)
04.We Are The One (6:00)
05.Home Meeting (5:55)
06.Petet Valse Pour Sadao (3:41)
07.Samba Do Marcos (6:10)
08.Inner Embrace (5:30)

At A & R Recording Studio, NY. 1979

Sadao Watanabe - alto, soprano sax & flute
Ronnie Cuber - baritone saxophone
Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone
George Young - alto saxophone
Marvin Stamm, Alan Rubin - trumpet
Tony Studd - trombone
Dave Grusin - piano & Fender Rhodes
Eric Gale, Jeff Mironov - guitar
Francisco Centeno - electric bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Rubens Bassini - percussion
With Strings

 

Piet Noordijk Quintet - Pete's Groove (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:23 | Size: 154.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Pete's groove 4:29
02. Georgia on my mind 6:44
03. Willow weep for me 6:27
04. And then some 5:03
05. F.S.R. 4:53
06. The man I love 5:45
07. In a mellow tone 6:30
08. Second time around 5:37
09. Turn around 5:16
10. Body and soul 5:35
11. Groovin high 4:37
12. Pete's groove 3:01
13. Pete's hit 3:59

Piet Noordijk - Altsax
Jack van Poll - Hammond
Martijn van Iterson - Guitar
Frans van Geest - Double Bass
John Engels - Drums
 

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble (1993)


Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:54 | Size: 170.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Invisible World [0:03:36.17]
02. Step Tempest [0:07:07.65]
03. Hemline [0:02:51.45]
04. Walking The Dogma [0:05:52.65]
05. 12 Bars [0:04:46.48]
06. Natural Confusion - Waltz Of The Untouched [0:09:11.12]
07. Chillbone [0:09:53.60]
08. The Hymn Of The Souls Who Are Passing - Still Water[0:11:19.73]
09. Nudididity [0:07:07.27]
10. Powerhouse [0:03:12.38]

Arranged By, Composed By, Producer, Saxophone [Alto], Saxophone [Soprano] – Phillip Johnston
Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Flute [Alto] – Bob Debellis
Bass – David Hofstra
Drums, Percussion – Kevin Norton
Piano – Joe Ruddick
Trombone – Steve Swell
David Tronzo-Slide guitar (13,4,5,10)
Adam Rogers -Guitar (1,6,7,10)
Marcus Rojas - Tuba (6,7)
Richard Dworkin - bongos96), talking drum(7)
 
Really, why should this music be called avant-garde? Should a band as gloriously fun as Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble really be given a stylistic label equated by many with either difficult art music or deadly serious free jazz? Yes, in the '90s jazz world, the enormously engaging saxophonist/composer and his band of accomplished musical pranksters definitely fell on the avant side of things, but that was more a reflection of the sorry state of the mainstream, in comparison to which, of course, any era's avant-garde is defined. In a rational world, Johnston's first post-Microscopic Septet project would be seen as appealing to a very broad audience segment -- say, those with ears on the sides of their heads. The ensemble's debut recording is unfailingly good-natured, in contrast to the work of the best-known New York downtowner at the time (who sat in awhile with the Micros), John Zorn. In addition to the Micros, of course, another touchstone to Big Trouble is Holland's Willem Breuker Kollektief, but Johnston's band flirts with humor and irony without ever falling into overt schtick. Big Trouble's expert balance of serious and light is achieved through ingenious arrangements that engage the heart and emotions with the most expressive qualities of creative and even free jazz, while wrapping the music in a bright, nearly pop music sheen. The warm colors of the band's reeds and horns -- including Johnston's soprano sax (his principal instrument), the trombone of Jim Leff, the bari sax or bass clarinet of Bob DeBellis, and the occasional tuba from bassist Dave Hofstra -- also seem calculated for maximum ear appeal. Highlights abound on Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble; there is no weak cut on the CD or weak segment within any cut. Whether affectionately tweaking the music of Steve Lacy, Herbie Nichols, or Raymond Scott, or romping through original material by Johnston, DeBellis, or Big Trouble drummer Kevin Norton, the band constantly throws the unexpected into the mix. Credit Joe Ruddick on keyboards and sampler for a lot of the wacky sonics, as on Lacy's "Hemline," where his synthesized squelches in one channel compete with the rubbery skronk of guest slide guitarist David Tronzo in the other. Speaking of guest guitarists, Adam Rogers emerges as a major contributor to several tunes; he puts the power into Scott's "Powerhouse" and the rousing, swooping, almost prog rockish album opener, Johnston's "The Invisible World." And those are his arpeggios, standing in for steel drums, on Johnston's Caribbean-meets-township flavored "Natural Confusion" (before the segue into the bandleader's swinging "Waltz of the Untouched," in which Ruddick sounds like he's comping on the organ at a baseball stadium). These musicians have a light and limber touch even when faced with daunting complexity, as in the steady rolling groove and multi-layered counterpoint of Johnston's "Chillbone," a lesson to minimalists in how to avoid sounding mechanistic. Throughout the recording, Johnston and his cohorts prove that "accessible" needn't be a dirty word, even in the avant-garde world. If you've got ears on the sides of your head, this CD's for you.
 

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - Flood At The Ant Farm (1995)


Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:37 | Size: 168.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hemline [0:06:47.25]
02. Willie's Room [0:03:20.12]
03. Mr. Crocodile [0:08:35.63]
04. Advertisement For A Dream [0:07:31.62]
05. (They) Call Me Daisy [0:05:42.38]
06. Pontius Pilate Polka [0:04:59.37]
07. The Enduring Heart [0:04:21.00]
08. Heaven, Hell, Or Hoboken [0:04:28.25]
09. Don't Fret, Sweat [0:08:44.63]
10. Alibi Blue [0:03:38.12]
11. Bone 0:04:31.00]
12. Hairline [0:01:01.38]

Bass – David Hofstra
Composed By – Joe Ruddick (tracks: 4, 8, 10), Phillip Johnston (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6), Steve Lacy (tracks: 1, 11)


Drums, Vibraphone, Marimba – Kevin Norton

Piano, Keyboards, Sampler, Alto Saxophone – Joe Ruddick
Producer – Andy Caploe, Phillip Johnston
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Phillip Johnston
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Bob DeBellis
Trombone – Steve Swell


Recorded on July 25, 26, and August 2, 1995 at Tedesco Studios, NJ.

Label:Black Saint
 

Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Cologne 1963 (1963)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:43 | Size: 130.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Six and Four (08:30)
02. Someday My Prince Will Come (05:33)
03. You Look Good To Me (06:10)
04. Li'l Darling (07:11)
05. My One and Only Love (06:07)
06. Fly Me To the Moon (03:32)
07. Bye Bye Blackbird (07:27)
08. Satin Doll (06:26)
09. Place St. Henri (06:44)

Oscar Peterson - piano
Ray Brown - bass
Ed Thigpen - drums


Recorded live at Concert Hall, Cologne, Germany, April 27, 1963.
 

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964)


Genre: Jazz, Blues | Total Time: 34:34 | Size: 77:18 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Written-By – Caldwell 2:42
2. Night Song (From The Musical "Golden Boy")
Written-By – Strouse, Adams 3:00
3. The Laziest Gal In Town
Written-By – Cole Porter 2:15
4. Something Wonderful (From "The King And I")
Written-By – Rodgers-Hammerstein II 2:37
5. Don't Take All Night 2:45
6. Nobody
Adapted By – Nina Simone
Written-By – Alex Rogers, Bert Williams 4:10

Side 2
1. I Am Blessed 2:52
2. Of This I'm Sure 2:30
3. See-Line Woman
Arranged By – Nina Simone
Written-By – George Bass 2:20
4. Our Love (Will See Us Through) 2:55
5. How Can I 2:00
6. The Last Rose Of Summer
Adapted By – Nina Simone
Written-By – Richard Alfred Milliken, Thomas Moore 3:00

Arranged By – Hal Mooney (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B6), Horace Ott (tracks: A1, A5, B1, B2, B4, B5)
Producer – Hal Mooney
 

Zoot Sims & Joe Pass - Blues For Two (1982)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:49 | Size: 90.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Blues For 2 (Zoot Sims, Joe Pass) (3:49)
02. Dindi (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert, Louie Olivera) (4:22)
03. Pennies From Heaven (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) (7:39)
04. Poor Butterfly (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) (4:59)
05. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) (5:57)
06. I Hadn`t Anyone Till You (Ray Noble) (3:05)
07. Takeoff (Zoot Sims, Joe Pass) (3:17)
08. Remember (Irving Berlin) (5:33)

Personnel:
Zoot Sims - tenor & soprano sax;
Joe Pass - guitar.


Recorded at RCA Studios, New York, March 6 and June 23, 1982.

Label: Pablo Records – J33J 20003 (Japan)
 

Toots Thielemans - Only Trust Your Heart (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:24 | Size: 141.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) (5:18)
02. Estate (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino) (4:56)
03. Three And One (Thad Jones) (5:38)
04. Rain Waltz (Fred Hersch) (5:52)
05. All Of You (Cole Porter) (4:30)
06. The Dragon (Toots Thielemans) (5:00)
07. Only Trust Your Heart (Benny Carter, Sammy Cahn) (5:22)
08. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) (5:06)
09. Hello, Young Lovers (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) (5:56)
10. Sarabande (Fred Hersch) (5:02)
11. Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) (5:08)
12. We'll Be Together Again (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) (3:41)

Personnel:
Toots Thielmans - harmonica;
Fred Hersch - piano;
Marc Johnson - bass (tracks: 1, 9);
Harvie Swartz - bass (tracks: 2 to 8, 10 to 12);
Joey Baron - drums.


Recorded at Classic Sound Studio, New York, April & May 1988.

Label: Concord Jazz – CJ-355 (Germany)
 

Till Brönner - German Songs (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:54 | Size: 134.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt
02. Fuer Eine Nacht Voller Seeligkeit
03. Wenn Ein Junger Mann Kommt
04. Not Yet
05. Mime
06. Ich Werde Jede Nacht Von Ihnen Traeumen
07. Never Endfing Process
08. Schmetterlinge Weinen Nicht
09. Bare Necessities
 

Teddy Wilson - Lionel Hampton Presents Teddy Wilson (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:24 | Size: 84.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. One O'Clock Jump (3:05)
2. I Can't Get Started (With You) (3:03)
3. The Man I Love (7:41)
4. Limehouse Blues (4:40)
5. Dizzy Spells (5:32)
6. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) (4:09)
7. Prelude To A Kiss (2:42)
8. Sweet Sue (6:23)

Bass – George Duvivier
Clarinet – Jerry Fuller (3)
Congas – Sam Turner (2)
Drums – Teddy Wilson Jr.
Piano – Teddy Wilson
Vibraphone – Lionel Hampton


Recorded October 7, 1977 at Sound Book Studios, New York City.
 

Paul Jackson Jr. - Stories from Stompin' Willie (2016)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 49:36 | Size: 113.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Sassay
2.Down the Road
3.B.F.A.M.(Brothers from Another Mother)
4.Ocean Explorer
5.Jazz Police
6.L.A. Express Yourself
7.Geneva
8.Hip Pockets
9.That's What She Said
10.Dawilli Gonga
 

Naked Truth - Avian Thug (2015)


Genre: Jazz-Rock / Fusion | Total Time: 48:01 | Size: 113.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Rapid Fire. 3:47
2. Lazy Elephant. 4:57
3. Trap Doors. 4:14
4. Tense Shaman. 9:21
5. Avian Thug. 6:16
6. Day Two At Bedlam. 6:28
7. Moon At Noon. 13:02
 
Label - RareNoise Records (UK)

Lorenzo Feliciati - bass
Pat Mastelotto - drums
Roy Powell – Hammond organ, fender and prepared piano
Graham Haynes - electrified cornet
 

Matt Marshak - Preservation (2001)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 41:37 | Size: 94.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Nuthin' But Time (6:10)
02. Friday Afternoon (3:55)
03. B.K. Strut (6:00)
04. Preservation (6:00)
05. Deep Breath (4:47)
06. Happy Tune (5:32)
07. Song for Ivan (4:21)
08. Da Blues (4:50)

Label: Kemistre Artist Network
 

Maria Bethânia - Álibi (1978)


Genre: Latin International | Total Time: 30:51 | Size: 74.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Diamante Verdadeiro (2:05)
02. Álibi (3:37)
03. O Meu Amor (participação de Alcione) (3:20)
04. A Voz De Uma Pessoa Vitoriosa (2:45)
05. Ronda (2:06)
06. Explode Coração (2:07)
07. Negue (3:58)
08. Sonho Meu (participação de Gal Costa) (3:03)
09. De Todas As Maneiras (1:54)
10. Cálice (3:20)
11. Interior (2:39)

Label – Polygram Brazil

Tomás Improta - piano
Rosinha de Valença, Perinho Albuquerque - guitar
Moacyr Albuquerque, Jamil Joanes, Luizâo - el-bass
Eneas Costa, Tuty Moreno, Paulinho Braga - drums
Mauro Senise - flute
Perna Fróes - piano
Ed Maciel - trombone
Mauricio Einhorn - harmonica
Djalma Corrêa, Tuty Moreno Cavaquinho - percussion

Keter Betts And Friends - Live At The East Coast Jazz Festival (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:02 | Size: 120.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Spur of the Moment
2. Makin' Whoopee
3. Suddenly! Last Summer
4. The Man I love
5. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
6. Pinky's Waltz
7. Just Friends
8. Bye Bye Blues

Etta Jones (vocals); Jerry Weldon (saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Steinmeyer (trombone); Michael T. Jones (piano); Dennis Mackrel (drums).
 
William Thomas "Keter" Betts (July 22, 1928 – August 6, 2005) was an American jazz double bassist. Born in Port Chester, New York, he was nicknamed "Keter", a short form of the word mosquito.

While not the most prominent instrument in jazz, the bass is one of its most essential elements. In a jazz quintet, one of the responsiblities of the bass is to help drive the rhythm section steadily forward while keeping the music interesting. All of this is done in an effort to support the soloist and make them look good (and ultimately make the audience feel good). Remove the deep earthy pulse of the bass and the listener would immediately take notice. When Keter Betts left us on August 6, 2005, everyone who knew him as an artist and a human being could feel the void that will remain with his passing.

William Thomas "Keter" Betts was born on July 22, 1928 in Port Chester, New York. While running an errand for his mother, he heard a parade and was irresistibly drawn to music. He started out playing the drums but grew weary of lugging them up four flights of stairs to his apartment. In 1946 Betts switched to bass, the instrument on which he would become one of the most sought after and respected masters.

Through the course of his career, Betts performed with a list of people who read like a who's who in jazz. Betts played with Dinah Washington from 1951 through 1956. In 1963 he teamed up with Ella Fitzgerald for a musical relationship that lasted an incredible 24 years. He also worked with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd in 1962 to record Jazz Samba. Betts' memorable introduction to the song "Desafinado" is an excellent example of why he was so appreciated and admired throughout his career. In addition to the legends already mentioned, Betts also played with Clifford Brown, Nat Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi and Count Basie just to name a few. In all, he has performed on over 100 recordings.

At the age of 70, Betts was still going strong. In 1998 he recorded his first album as leader entitled Bass Buddies & Blues. In 1999, that album was followed by Bass, Buddies, Blues & Beauty Too and Live at the East Coast Jazz Festival in 2000. All three albums provide a fantastic look at one of jazz's greatest ambassadors. A respected and loved member of the Washington D.C. jazz scene, Betts took an active role in music education by participating in numerous youth programs throughout the region.

Betts will be missed, but his music and memory will live on through the countless people he has contacted and touched throughout his life. Like the upright bass in a jazz quintet, those memories will move us forward with encouragement and a smile—ultimately making us feel good.
Thank you, Keter.
ERIC M. BREWINGTON, www.allaboutjazz.com

Keter Betts' third solo release finds him in the company of his usual musical cohorts, as well as renowned singer Etta Jones. Betts and company run through a program of mostly well-worn standards, but add just enough spice to keep things interesting. The leader himself takes lead on the first chorus of "Makin' Whoppee," holding his round notes as long as the rhythm permits, creating a suspended feeling. Jones (always at her best on blues numbers) gives a slow, memorable reading of "Man I Love," and drummer Dennis Mackrel's hastily written "Spur of the Moment," penned the night before the show, keeps everyone on their toes. Most memorable is Betts' own "Pinky's Waltz," a stirring melody written for his late wife Mildred, and featuring some fine playing from Weldon and of course, Betts himself.
 

Glenn Zottola - A Jazz Life Glenn Zottola's Story (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 2:30:27 | Size: 338.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Disc 1:
01. Greensleeves
02. Cottontail
03. Alligator Hop
04. Struttin With Some Barbeque
05. China Boy
06. Samba Rioja
07. Shake it Break it
08. Stardust
09. Cheek To Cheek
10. Lady's in Love With You
11. Killing Time
12. Zoot and Glenn
13. Hotter Than That
14. I Got To Wear You Off of My Mind
15. Jubilee
16. Polkadots And Moonbeams
17. I'm Confessin'

Disc 2:
01. Shine
02. Life Goes To A Party
03. DeWey Square
04. Milt Hinton Clearwater Jazz Festival
05. Fine And Dandy
06. Steve's Blues
07. I Got Rhythm
08. But Beautiful
09. But Not for Me
10. Three Little Words
11. April In Paris
12. Moonlight in Vermont
13. Embraceable You
14. I'm In the Mood For Love
15. Triste
16. Yesterdays
17. Memories Of You
18. Willow Weep For Me
19. I Remember Clifford

Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (1964-2013).
 

Future Shock - Electric Night (1989)


Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 50:32 | Size: 115.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Paradox (5:45)
2. No Hard Feelings (4:23)
3. China Air (8:25)
4. Eyecatcher (5:32)
5. Lazy Sun (7:23)
6. Takademi (4:59)
7. Bounсing With Babe (7:41)
8. The Price (5:51)
 
Label - Timeless Records (West Germany)

Future Shock:
Maarten Van Norden - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
Jan Kuiper - guitar
Wouter Van Bemmel - trumpet
Willem Van Manen - trombone
Rutger Van Otterloo - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Eric Calmes - bass guitar, contra bass
Lucas Van Merwijk - drums and percussion
Guest musicians:
Toon De Gouw - trumpet on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7; solo on 6
Mike Del Ferro - keyboard on track 3
Christoph Erbstößer - keyboard on track 1
Hans Klein - electric guitar on track 8
Raymund Van Santen - synthesizers on tracks 2, 3, 4
 
Led by saxophonist Maarten van Norden, Future Shock is a self-described Dutch fusion group who mixes elements of modern mainstream and post-bop jazz with a rock beat. The harmonies are not as complex as most jazz, but, to the band's credit, there are interesting solos on each piece and there is a uniformly high level of musicianship. Van Norden wrote half of the pieces for the recording, with other members of the seven-piece band (and five assorted guests spread out on the tracks) contributing the remainder. Van Norden adds some fun with his sense of humor (perhaps a product of his work with Willem Breuker), but his improvisations are the highlights of the recording. Another Breuker-ite, trombonist Willem van Manen is also featured, and adds some rollicking, gutsy bravado. While there is no recording date listed, the album was probably put to disc in the late 1980s.
 

Eddie Costa Quartet - Guys And Dolls Like Vibes (1958)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:50 | Size: 90.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Guys And Dolls 6:47
2. Adelaide 8:31
3. If I Were A Bell 5:08
4. Luck Be A Lady 6:23
5. I'Ve Never Been In Love Before 7:00
6. I'LL Know 6:09

All Selections Compositions by Frank Loesser
 
Label Coral

Personnel
Eddie Costa - vibes
Bill Evans - piano
Paul Motian - drums
Wendell Marshall - bass
 

Don Fagerquist Octet - Eight by Eight (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:40 | Size: 73.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Aren't You Glad You're You (Burke, VanHeusen)
2 Easy to Love (Porter)
3 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern)
4 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)
5 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)
6 Time After Time (Cahn, Styne)
7 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)
8 Lullaby of Broadway (Dubin, Warren)

Personnel
Don Fagerquist - trumpet
Herb Geller - alto sax
Ronnie Lang - baritone sax
Ed Leddy - trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen - trombone
Vince DeRosa - french horn
Marty Paich - piano
Buddy Clark - bass
Mel Lewis - drums


Recorded on September 14, 1957, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
 

Bernhard Lackner - Transition (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:34 | Size: 97.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Jacket
02. Welcome Back
03. Mixed Emotions
04. For My Class
05. Camel Ride
06. Dreaming
07. Transition
08. Winter
09. Tegernsee

Jeff Coffin (sax)
Lena Mentschel (vocals)
Scott Bernard (git),
Mike Bauer (git),
Oliver Keller (git),
Christian Wegscheider (piano),
Christian Stuckelschweiger (piano),
Michael Whittaker (piano),
De Marco Johnson (piano, harmonica),
Pete Lockett (percussion),
Derico Watson (drums),
Marcus Finnie (drums).
 

Barney Kessel with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown - The Poll Winners: Barney Kessel with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:35 | Size: 98.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1 Jordu
2 Satin Doll
3 It Could Happen To You
4 Mean To Me
5 Don't Worry `Bout Me
6 On Green Dolphin Street
7 You Go To My Head
8 Minor Mood
9 Nagasaki


Personnel:
Barney Kessel (guitar);
Ray Brown (bass);
Shelly Manne (drums).


Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, California, March 18-19, 1957

Babik Reinhardt - Nuances (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:07 | Size: 141.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Nuances (Babik Reinhardt)
02. Une histoire simple n°1 (Babik Reinhardt)
03. Cool Trane (Babik Reinhardt)
05. Rak Babik (Babik Reinhardt)
04. Père Listen
06. Amis Blues (Babik Reinhardt)
07. Afrique a la Quarte (Babik Reinhardt)
08. Lousson (Babik Reinhardt)
09. Ou êtes-vous? (Babik Reinhardt)
10. Birdy's (Babik Reinhardt)
11. Une histoire simple n°2 (Babik Reinhardt)

Babik Reinardt (Guitare), Jean-Yves Candela (Piano et synthes), Emmanuel Bex (Orgue), Jean-Marc Jafet (Guitare basse), Simon Goubert, Loic Pontieux (Batterie), Sydney Haddad (Percussions).
Avec invitees: Stephane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood (Violon), Bobby Rangell (Saxophone), Aldo Romano (Batterie), Ze Luis, Linda Camilotti (Voix).


Label:RDC Records
 

Babik Reinhardt - Live (1989)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:27 | Size: 148.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Incertitude
02. Miroirs
03. Harmonizer For Timothee
04. Oh Samba Lec
05. Ahchichkebabkchiche
06. Alison
07. Un Jour David
08. All Love
09. Speedy Junior

Babik Reinhardt (Guitar);
Michel Amsellem (Keyboards);
Denis Benarrosch (Percussion);
Philippe Chayeb (Bass);
Kirt Rust (Drums).


Label: Cristal
 

Babik Reinhardt - Baccara (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:39 | Size: 140.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Rak Babik
02. Coltrane Memory
03. Baccara
04. Blues For J&S
05. Canada Valse
06. Cool Trane
07. Fleche D'Or
08. Speedy Junior
09. Tribute To Messenger
10. Un Jour David

Label:Cristal Records
 

Babik Reinhardt - All Love (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:27 | Size: 100.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. All Love
02. Incertitude
03. Mister Swing
04. One More Time
05. Wild Things
06. Baccara
07. Coltrane Memory
08. Free Way
09. Samois
10. Canada Valse

Babik Reinhardt (Guitar);
Sylvain Marc (Bass);
Kurt Rust (Drums);
Denis Benarrosch (Percussion);
Didier Makaga (Vocals, Keyboards).


Label: Cristal Records
 

Andy Williams - Happy Heart (1969)


Genre: Jazz / Vocal Pop | Total Time: 36:56 | Size: 84.18 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. For Once In My Life (2:54)
02. Where's The Playground Susie? (2:52)
03. My Way (3:43)
04. Wichita Lineman (2:57)
05. Happy Heart (3:14)
06. Gentle On My Mind (3:11)
07. Didn't We (3:26)
08. Memories (3:46)
09. Little Green Apples (4:02)
10. Here, There And Everywhere (3:14)
11. Abraham, Martin And John (3:43)
 
The song "Happy heart", written by James Last, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic (22 weeks in the charts). That album, released in the spring of 1969, was named in her honor. With the support of a new producer, Jerry Fullera ambitious, Andy once again put on a fresh leading the pop charts - My Way Sinatra, Elvis's Memories, For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder ...
The arrangements took the 30-year-old multi-instrumentalist Al (Alan Alfonso) Capps, whose services on their albums will soon take advantage of Frank Sinatra, Cher, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Mathis and other stars. Yes, and Andy again and again be working with Al. Explicit album favorite - songwriter Jimmy Webb, on Happy heart fell as much as 3 of his songs - "Wichita Lineman", "Did not We", "? Where's The Playground Susie" not ignored and country hits - "Gentle on My Mind" , was awarded the Grammy 4, and the owner of two grammofonchikov "Little Green Apples". Do not miss if in this set did not have any awards, but it is much more favorite Beatles "Here, There and Everywhere".
Separately say about the final composition. "Abraham, Martin and John" (ie Lincoln, Luther King and Kennedy) could not appear on the record Williams - it's dedication to good friend Andy, Senator Robert Kennedy, who was killed in the summer of 1968. Suffice it to say that Williams, a staunch Republican, took part in the election campaign of Democrat Bobby - an exceptional case. At the request of the widow of Robert Williams sang at the funeral service in the Cathedral of St. Patrick's "Battle Hymn of the Republic", one of the favorite songs of Bobby - Moved to tears present. And his son, who was born in the 69th, Andy called Robert, in honor of the deceased presidential candidate America.
 

Alan Evans Trio - Merkaba (2013)


Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 42:36 | Size: 97.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Thor
02. Gone
03. Life Is Harder To Live
04. Cosmic Hazel Dust
05. Who Dare Knock
06. They Call Me Velvet
07. Have You Seen Him
08. Hotcakes Meltdown
09. Biscuits
10. Givin' To You

Vocals – Alan Evans
Acoustic Guitar – Alan Evans (B5)
Banjo – Mike Feingold (B1)
Bass Guitar – Alan Evans (A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B5)
Clavinet – Beau Sasser (B1)
Drums – Alan Evans
Electric Guitar – Alan Evans (A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B4, B5), Danny Mayer (A1-5, B1-5), Mike Feingold (B1)
Keyboards – Beau Sasser (B1, B4), Mike Feingold (B1)
Organ – Beau Sasser (A1-5, B2-5)
Organ [Fender Contempo Organ] – Beau Sasser (A1, A4, A5, B1, B3, B4)
Recorded By – Alan Evans
Written-By – Alan Evans
Artwork – Alan Evans
Producer – Alan Evans


Label: Royal Family Records.

Co-founder, writer and drummer of Soulive for over 15 years, Alan Evans proudly presents his newest creation, Alan Evans Trio: an inspiring and fresh organ trio lineup. Enlisting the support of good friends and talented players Danny Mayer on guitar (On the Spot Trio), and Beau Sasser (Melvin Sparks, Akashic Record) the trio's sound proves hard-driving and groovy with deep, funky melodies and powerful, rhythmic counterplay. Alan Evans Trio opens a window into another side - an emotional introspection, as dark as it is powerful. Their passionate progressions emanate an electrified, smoky, 70s-era CTI Records zeitgeist. Alan Evans Trio's much-anticipated follow-up album, Merkaba, is the perfect road trip album for the everyday space traveler, and will take listeners on a cosmic funk adventure. With spacey Hammond organ overlays, zero-gravity guitar riffs, and the rocket powered beats of legendary drummer Alan Evans (Soulive), the Alan Evans Trio follow up album to the critically acclaimed Drop Hop, invites listeners to experience an interstellar musical voyage as deep as space itself. Alan Evans comments on Merkaba, I can't wait for everyone and anyone to hear this album. This album is all of me. This album is for the loves of my life and there are songs on here that I never thought would see the light of day but the alignment of the universe made the timing just perfect!
 

2016/10/30

Wendy Rene - After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965 (2012)


Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 1:02:48 | Size: 143.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Wendy Rene - Bar-B-Q
02. Wendy Rene - Gone for good
03. The Drapels - Your love is all I need (performed by The Drapels)
04. Wendy Rene - After laughter comes tears
05. Wendy Rene - I wish I were that girl (previously unreleased)
06. Wendy Rene - What will tomorrow bring
07. The Drapels - Wondering (when my love is coming home) (performed by The Drapels)
08. Wendy Rene - Deep in my heart (previously unreleased)
09. Wendy Rene - Give you what I got
10. Wendy Rene - Crying all by myself
11. Wendy Rene - Crowded park
12. Wendy Rene - Last love
13. Wendy Rene - Love at first sight
14. Wendy Rene - She's moving away
15. Wendy Rene - He hasn't failed me yet (previously unreleased)
16. The Drapels - Please don't leave me (performed by The Drapels)
17. Wendy Rene - The same guy
18. The Drapels - Young man (performed by The Drapels)
19. Wendy Rene - Can't stay away
20. Wendy Rene - First kiss (previously unreleased)
21. Wendy Rene - Reap what you sow
22. Wendy Rene - Young and foolish
 
Label - Light In The Attic
 
From the series "Forgotten names".

Wendy Rene was the stage name of soul singer and songwriter Mary Frierson, later Mary Cross (1947 – December 16, 2014). She recorded for Stax Records in the mid 1960s.
 

Tom Coster - Did Jah Miss Me?!? (1989)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion, Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 46:27 | Size: 106.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Ant Dance
02. It's Just a Matter of Love
03. Did Jah Miss Me
04. Bad Short
05. Funk Me Up
06. Tommy
07. Luna Bella, La
08. Tell Me Why
09. Thang, The
10. In a Smoke Filled Room

Tom Coster, Tom Coster Jr. (keyboards);
Ernie Watts (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, synthesizer);
Frank Gambale (acoustic & electric guitars);
Larry Grenadier (acoustic bass);
Randy Jackson (bass);
Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith (drums).
 

TAB - Seahorse (2016)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 56:46 | Size: 132.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Mystic Wood 5:46
2. Snapshot #1 1:12
3. Au Large 6:23
4. Seahorse I 4:24
5. Seahorse II 6:57
6. Interlude 7:06
7. Snapshot #2 0:33
8. Halotouktouk 4:50
9. Ahoufeoudeboyz 6:36
10. Tragodia 5:26
11. Snapshot #3 0:49
12. Le gang des fees 6:44
 
Label – TAB (Self Release, Belgium)

Alex Beaurain - acoustic guitar & compositions
Tom Bougeois - soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet
Frederic Malempre - percussion
Frederic Becker - bansuri & composition on "Halotouktouk
 
This trio with acoustic and refined sonorities plays an original music which results mainly from a work of writing and arrangement. Stories and images are the starting point of a musical trip which fits in a current of the "European chamber jazz" characterized by its poetry, its delicacy and colorful evocation of natural areas.
 

Solution - ...It's Only Just Begun... (1980)


Genre: Jazz, Pop | Total Time: 42:44 | Size: 91.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 On My Own
A2 Captain Willie
 
Side B
B1 Logic Guitar
B2 It Happened In September
B3 It's Only Just Begun
B4 100 Words

Bass, Vocals, Guitar – Gus Willemse
Drums, Percussion – Hans Waterman
Percussion, Bongos – Nippy Noya (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B3)
Piano, Clavinet, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Willem Ennes
Saxophone [Alto, Soprano], Flute, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion – Tom Barlage
 
The band was formed back in 1966 in the town of Groningen, as the R & B-band.
Composition constantly shake up and ustakanilsya less only by 1970.
The debut album recorded in 1971 on a small label Catfish.
The last performance was in winter 1983 in Amsterdam.
It was decided to reunite for two concerts in club Panama, Amsterdam on 19 and 20 March 2006
 

Roy Ayers - Vibrant (The Very Best Of Roy Ayers) (1993)


Genre: Jazz+Funk | Total Time: 1:13:18 | Size: 160.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. In the Dark
02. Poo Poo La La
03. Hot
04. Programmed for Love
05. Night Flyte
06. Let Me Love You
07. I Really Wanna Be With You
08. Marlon
09. Can't You See Me (live)
10. Running Away (live)
11. Love Will Bring Us Back Together (live)
12. Everybody
13. Black Family

Label: Connoisseur Collection
 

Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance - Live In New York (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:35 | Size: 133.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Seance
03. Fela
04. Cannabis Leaf Rag
05. Concentric Circles
06. Go Round
07. Blu Hays
08. Two Mexicans On The Wall
09. I'm Trying To Swing As Little As Possible
10. Stardust
11. Silence

Nicholas Payton (Trumpet); Tim Warfield (Saxophone); Scott Kinsey (Piano, Keyboards); Vicente Archer (Bass); Adonis Rose (Drums); Daniel Sadownick (Percussion).
 

Matt Marshak - Family Funktion (2009)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:41 | Size: 151.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. How Ya Like Me Now (Carl Burnett, Matt Marshak) (4:10)
02. I Will be with you (Matt Marshak) (4:45)
03. Uptown (Kenny Harris, Matt Marshak) (5:26)
04. The Family Funktion (Carl Anderson, Kenny Harris, Matt Marshak) (4:19)
05. Great Soul (feat. Chris Marshak) (Chris Marshak, Matt Marshak) (4:15)
06. Seduction (Matt Marshak) (6:04)
07. Gas Lamp Groove (Stix Bones, Matt Marshak) (3:40)
08. Gratitude (Rodney Williams) (4:35)
09. Real Good Time (feat. Deadra Aziza) (Matt Marshak) (5:34)
10. We Gonna' Make It (Matt Marshak) (5:53)
11. Funkology (Matt Marshak) (3:49)
12. Get To Know U (feat. Kenny Harris) (Kenny Harris) (4:25)
13. Long Island (Matt Marshak) (4:55)
14. What Would Have Been (Matt Marshak) (3:34)

Label: Nuance Music Group
 

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:28 | Size: 96.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Lotus Blossom (Dorham) 4:38
2 My Ideal (Chase, Robin, Whiting) 5:05
3 Blue Friday (Dorham) 8:44
4 Alone Together (Dietz, Schwartz) 3:11
5 Blue Spring Shuffle (Dorham) 7:36
6 I Had the Craziest Dream (Gordon, Warren) 4:38
7 Old Folks (Hill, Robison) 5:12
8 Mack the Knife (Brecht, Weill) 3:01

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. November 13, 1959
 
Personnel:
Kenny Dorham - trumpet
Tommy Flanagan - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Arthur Taylor - drums
 
Kenny Dorham's Quiet Kenny is one of the loveliest albums ever made by a trumpeter and a rhythm section. Recorded for the Prestige subsidiary New Jazz, the session is not entirely "quiet”; while ballad readings of standards cast a late-night spell, Dorham's three tuneful blues originals, plus "Mack the Knife," swing jauntily. Dorham had worked as a sideman for such innovators as Charlie Parker, Max Roach and Art Blakey before going solo. In his own sweet way, Dorham was a major figure during the 1950s and ’60s. If he was not as effervescent as Dizzy Gillespie, as mysterious as Miles Davis, or as given to skyrocketry as Clifford Brown, Dorham was an eloquent, soulful player with a beautifully understated tone. On Quiet Kenny, backed by the supple piano/bass/drums team of Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, and Arthur Taylor, Kenny Dorham is at his lyrical best
 

Karen Mantlert - Karen Mantler And Her Cat Arnold Get The Flu (1990)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:49 | Size: 116.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Flu 5:57
2. I Love Christmas 4:04
3. Let's Have A Baby 6:42
4. My Organ 5:20
5. Au Lait 4:39
6. Waiting 5:05
7. Call A Doctor 4:29
8. Good Luck 4:08
9. I'm Not Such A Bad Guy 5:39
10. Mean To Me
Arranged By – Steve Weisberg
Flugelhorn [Fluegelhorn] – Steve Swallow
Music By, Words By – Fred Ahlert, Roy Turk
Saxophone [C-Melody Saxophone] – Carla Bley
Trumpet – Michael Mantler

Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Pablo Calogero
Bass – Jonathan Sanborn
Drums – Ethan Winogrand
Guitar – Marc Muller
Keyboards – Steve Weisberg
Trumpet – Steven Bernstein
Vocals, Harmonica, Organ – Karen Mantler
Vocals, Lyrics By [Additional Improvised Lyrics] – Eric Mingus
 
Karen Mantler (born 25 April 1966, New York City, New York, United States) is an American jazz musician (piano, organ, chromatic harmonica), singer and composer. She is the daughter of Carla Bley and Michael Mantler.
 

J.J. Johnson - Broadway Express (1965)


Genre: Jazz, Swing | Total Time: 27:45 | Size: 66.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A1. Come Back to Me (from the Musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever") (2:12)
02. A2. Night Song (from the Broadway Musical "Golden Boy") (3:00)
03. A3. Once in a Lifetime (from the David Merrick, Bernard Delfont Production "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off") (2:17)
04. A4. More Than One Way (from the Broadway Musical "Skyscraper") (2:05)
05. A5. I Believe in You (form the Broadway Musical "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying") (2:16)
06. A6. Goodbye, Old Girl (from the Broadway Production "Damn Yankees") (2:43)
07. B1. The Joker (from the Musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd") (2:41)
08. B2. Sew the Buttons On (from the musical "Riverwind") (2:09)
09. B3. Sunrise, Sunset (from the Musical "Fiddler on the Roof") (2:26)
10. B4. Why Did I Choose You? (from the Broadway Musical"The Yearling") (2:09)
11. B5. Xanadu (from the Broadway Production "La Grosse Valise") (1:45)
12. B6. Something's Coming (from the Broadway Production "West Side Story") (2:08)

Personnel:
J.J. Johnson, Dick Hixon, Tony Studd - Trombone;
Hank Jones - Piano;
Burt Collins, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tracks: 4,6,7,8) - Trumpet, Flugelhorn;
Jim Buffington, Bob Northern - French Horn;
Danny Bank, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner - Reeds;
Carl Lynch, Kenny Burrell (tracks: 2,3,4,6 to 10) - Guitar;
Richard Davis - Bass;
Grady Tate - Drums.


Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City December 13, 16 and 17 1955.

Label: RCA Victor – LSP-3544 (US 1966)
 

Ike Quebec - Swing Hi Swing Lo: The Complete Blue Note/Savoy Masters (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:16:06 | Size: 171.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Tiny Exercise (Grimes-Hayes) - 3:41
02. She's Funny That Way (Whiting-Moret) - 4:27
03. Indiana (Hanley-MacDonald) - 3:59
04. Blue Harlem (Quebec) - 4:37
05. Hard Tack (Harding) - 3:04
06. If I Had You (Shapiro-Campbell-Connelly) - 3:25
07. Mad About You (Bishop-Ramirez) - 4:15
08. Facin' the Face (Quebec) - 4:11
09. Dolores (Loesser-Alter) - 3:16
10. Sweethearts on Parade (Lombardo-Newman) - 2:55
11. I Found a New Baby (Palmer-Williams) - 3:54
12. I Surrender Dear (Barris-Clifford) - 4:29
13. Topsy (Durham-Battle) - 3:08
14. Cup-Mute Clayton (Quebec-Clayton) - 2:50
15. The Masquerade Is Over (Wrubel-Magidson) - 2:58
16. Basically Blue (Hinton) - 3:04
17. Someone to Watch over Me (Gershwin-Gershwin) - 3:10
18. Zig Billion (Quebec) - 2:59
19. Girl of My Dreams (Clapp) - 3:17
20. Scufflin' (Quebec) - 2:52
21. I.Q. Blues (Quebec) - 2:55
22. Jim Dawgs (Quebec) - 2:51
 
Label - Definitive/Disconforme (Spain)

Ike Quebec - tenor saxophone
Tr. 1-4, Recorded in New York on July 18, 1944:
Roger Ramirez - piano
Tiny Grimes - guitar
Milt Hinton - bass
J.C. Heard - drums
Tr. 5-8, Recorded in New York on September 25, 1944:
Jonah Jones - trumpet
Tyree Glenn - trombone
Roger Ramirez - piano
Tiny Grimes - guitar
Oscar Pettiford - bass
J.C. Heard - drums
.Tr. 9,10, Recorded in New York on April 10, 1945:
Dave Rivera - piano
Napoleon Allen - guitar
Milt Hinton - bass
J.C. Heard - drums
Tr. 11-14, Recorded in New York on July 17, 1945:
Buck Clayton - trumpet
Keg Johnson - trombone
Roger Ramirez - piano
Tiny Grimes - guitar
Grachan Moncur III - bass
J.C. Heard - drums
Tr. 15-18, Recorded in New York on September 23, 1946:
Shad Collins - trumpet
Keg Johnson - trombone
Roger Ramirez - piano
John Collins - guitar
Milt Hinton - bass
J.C. Heard - drums
Tr. 19-22, Recorded in New York on August 7, 1945:
Johnny Guarnieri - piano
Bill DeArango - guitar
Milt Hinton - bass
J.C.Heard - drums
 
This 22-track collection features all of the masters recorded by Ike Quebec as a leader for both Blue Note and Savoy -- sadly, far too few. Definitive's collection adds three bonus tracks to the original American release. Here Quebec is heard in fine hard jump swinging settings from July of 1944 through August of 1945, with sidemen. Some of the master takes here include signature tunes such as "Tiny Exercise," "Indiana," "Blue Harlem," "Zig Billion," "I.Q. Blues," and "Jim Dawgs." It's not as complete as the Mosaic set, but it's really an astonishing 22 cuts that sound fabulous and offer a wide-angle view of the many sides of Quebec's blue methodology on the horn.
 

Frank McKinney - The Bass Effect (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:30 | Size: 106.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Let's Go to Work
02. Get Set Ready Go
03. Can I Get a Little Funky
04. Keep on Pushing
05. Your Love Is
06. Let's Dance
07. Bounce with It
08. Steppers Delight
09. Quiet Storm
10. I've Got That Good Old Loving
11. I Like the Way You Move
12. Happy Feelings
 

David Leonhardt Trio - Tap Music For Tap Dancers Vol. 6 Metal On Wood (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:59 | Size: 117.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. All Of Me
02. Teach Me Tonight
03. Wave
04. I Want To Be Happy
05. Take Five
06. Emily
07. Slippin' Down
08. Stella By Starlight
09. Shell's Vamp
10. A Foggy Day
11. It Had To Be You
12. Blues For Alice

David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums

 

Cullen Offer - Feather Merchant (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:35 | Size: 128.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Feather Merchant
02. Please
03. You've Changed
04. 9:20 Special
05. St. Thomas
06. Bye Bye Blues
07. Lester Leaps In
08. Limehouse Blues
09. Don't Be That Way
10. Body And Soul
11. Bernie's Tune
12. 'Deed I Do

Cullen Offer (ts, cl)
Fred Salas (p)
Darrel Tidaback (sb)
Steve Glaeser (d)


Recording Date: April 1, 1992.
 

Cristiano Parato - Riding Giants (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:00 | Size: 120.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Riding Giants
2.Mr Witty
3.Escape Plane
4.With On Her Handbag
5.Slyly
6.The Collision
7.Blondie
8.Give Soul
9.Two Wings
10.Devil in Love
11.Art of Change
12.C Dream

Cristiano Parato - bass
Mike Stern - guitar
Dave Weckl - drums
 

Bobby Timmons Trio - In Person (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:14 | Size: 116.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves (Mercer-Kosma-Prevert)
2. So Tired (Bobby Timmons)
3. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins)
4. Dat Dere (Theme) (Bobby Timmons)
5. They Didn't Believe Me (Raynolds-Kern)
6. Dat Dere (Bobby Timmons)
7. Popsy (Bobby Timmons)
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Rodgers-Hart)
9. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein-Romberg)
10. Dat Dere (Theme) (Bobby Timmons)
 
Recorded: Live at the Village Vanguard, NYC, Oct. 1, 1961

Bobby Timmons piano;
Ron Carter bass;
Al Heath drums.
 

Bluey & Tony Remy - First Protocol (2008)


Genre: Jazz / Acid Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:23 | Size: 159.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Beyond Jupiter
02. First Protocol
03. See No Evil
04. Other Side Of Me
05. Where Did You Go
06. Only Child
07. Box
08. Transceiver
09. Dans La Mancha
10. Between My Finger And My Thumb

Tony Remy (guitar, vocoder); Bluey (vocals, percussion); Kevin Robinson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ski Oakenfull (keyboards, drum programming, percussion programming); Graham Harvey, Jamie Odell, Amp Fiddler (keyboards); Neville Malcolm (upright bass, electric bass); Chris Taylor , Julian Crampton, Francis Hylton (electric bass); Andy Gangadeen (drums); Simon Richmond (percussion).