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Wilton Crawley - Showman, Composer & Clarinetist 1927-1930 (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:19:01 | Size: 183.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Crawley Blues 3:10
02. Geechie River Blues 3:20
03. Irony Daddy Blues 3:16
04. She's Forty With Me 3:06
05. She's Nothing But Nice 2:53
06. Crawley Clarinet Moan 3:07
07. Love Will Drive Me Crazy 2:46
08. Let's Pretend To Be Sweethearts 3:04
09. Diamonds In The Rough 2:54
10. Wishing 2:59
11. Old Broke Up Shoes 2:59
12. I'm Forever Changing Sweethearts 2:56
13. Put A Flavor To Love 3:10
14. Tall Tillie's Too Tight 3:14
15. Snake Hip Dance 3:27
16. My Perfect Thrill 2:47
17. Shadow Of The Blues 3:13
18. Snake Hip Dance 2:54
19. She's Driving Me Wild 2:34
20. You Oughta See My Gal 2:24
21. Futuristic Blues 3:25
22. Keep Your Business To Yourself 2:59
23. She's Got What I Need 3:03
24. Big Time Woman 3:15
25. I'm Her Papa, She's My Mama -1 2:55
26. I'm Her Papa, She's My Mama -2 3:11
 
 
Label - Jazz Oracle
 
In keeping with the Jazz Oracle label's profile as one of the 21st century's finest resources for early 20th century jazz and hot dance music, Wilton Crawley Showman Composer & Clarinetist is a well-researched and intelligently annotated salute to an artist whose comedic performance technique has posthumously pushed him into the margins of musical history. What generations of critics and historians have shied away from are Crawley's slaphappy vocals and his fondness for slap-tonguing and "laughing" effects on the clarinet, which bring to mind vaudeville gags and sideshow clowns. Given the fact that Crawley is also remembered as an accomplished contortionist, maybe the carnival connotation is right on the money. Most intriguing in his discography are the participation of early jazz heroes like pianists Eddie Heywood, Sr. and Jelly Roll Morton; guitarists Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang and various members of the Luis Russell Orchestra including trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen. Duke Ellington's trumpeter Freddy Jenkins makes an appearance, as do guitarist Teddy Bunn and washboard percussionist Bruce Johnson, two cardinal members of the Washboard Rhythm Kings. This is not a complete Crawley edition, but it is probably the most distinguished that will ever be assembled in his memory. Twenty-six Okeh and Victor recordings cut between late May 1927 and early June 1930 include three originally unissued titles ("Diamonds in the Rough," "Put a Flavor to Love," and "Snake Hip Dance") but not the issued "New Crawley Blues" nor "She Saves Her Sweetest Smiles for Me." Other missing titles are "Jewels of My Heart" (the intended flipside of "Diamonds in the Rough") and a rejected side from the earliest session called "Buffalo Strut." Some of these are included in Jazz Oracle's George McClennon edition, which is partly devoted to Crawley. Both albums are packed with old-fashioned funny bone music and are recommended for those who aren't too proud to enjoy a bit of silliness with their early jazz.
 

Tony Foster - Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Plays Ennio Morricone And Henry Mancini (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:48 | Size: 112.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.A Flower Is All You Need (From "L'ultimo treno della notte")
2.Love Theme (From "Cinema Paradiso")
3.Slow Hot Wind (From "the Big Lebowski")
4.It Had Better Be Tonight (From "the Pink Panther")
5.Deborah's Theme (From "Once Upon a Time in America")
6.Theme from "U Turn"
7.Love Circle (From "Metti, una sera a cena")
8.Mr. Mancini
9.Nothing to Lose (From "the Party")
10.Theme from "the Pink Panther"

Tony Foster - piano
Joe Poole - drums
Nate Parker - bass

Label: TFM
 

Teddy Phillips Orchestra - Music Strip For Your Man By (1973)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul / Rock | Total Time: 31:36 | Size: 72.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A. Low Down Lady Blues
A2. Funkie Mama
A3. High Times
A4. Strut Your Stuff
A5. Strippers Holiday
A6. Bad Street
 
Side B
B1. The Whip
B2. Theme For A Dirty Ol' Man
B3. Mornin' After
B4. Funk Town
B5. Easy Lady Stride
B6. Redlight Walk
 
Label – ALA
 

Steve Watson - Playtime (2016)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 35:52 | Size: 82.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Playtime (5:29)
02. Stones Throw (3:44)
03. Pear Bear (3:39)
04. Reflections (3:28)
05. Happy Evenings (4:47)
06. Maria (5:05)
07. Top Cat (4:10)
08. Playtime (Bonus Track) (5:30)

Label: Steve Watson
 

Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles - The Interlocher Concert (2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:50 | Size: 161.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Chandra (9:26)
2.Autumn Rose (7:06)
3.Con Alma (9:55)
4.Stickslap (5:41)
5.Wichita Lineman (7:44)
6.The Music Of My People (9:58)
7.Barcelona (7:29)
8.Bulgaria (10:03)
9.I Hear A Rhapsody (5:50)

In Concert At Corson Auditorium, MI 2009

Alan Pasqua - piano
Darek Oles - bass
Peter Erskine - drums
 

Paul Kogut - Turn Of Phrase (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:47 | Size: 168.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.So That Happened (5:42)
2.About You (7:30)
3.Know It? I Wrote It! (4:15)
4.Body And Soul (9:43)
5.Days Of Wine And Roses (8:13)
6.Sister Cheryl (7:01)
7.Wayne Shorter Solo Medley (8:08)
8.Back Woods Song / Ramblin' (5:48)
9.Especially When It Rains (6:12)
10.Turn Of Phrase (5:38)
11.Blue In Green (5:37)

Avatar Studios, New York 2012

Paul Kogut - electric & acoustic guitar
George Mraz - bass
Lewis Nash - drums
 

Patrice Monahan - Going Places (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 32:41 | Size: 74.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. All Of Me
2. You Go To My Head
3. I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues
4. East Of The Sun
5. The Tender Trap
6. Cry Me A River
7. Do Nothin Til You Hear From Me
8. Blame It On My Youth
9. Straighten Up And Fly Right

Patrice is a multi-talented performer including: Jazz Vocalist - Pianist, Percussive Tap Dancer, Educator - Music as Therapy.

Versatile Boston based Patrice Monahan has been performing, composing, arranging, directing, coaching and teaching piano, voice and tap dance for over 20 years. "Please don't ask me to pick just one." Her roots are in the simplicity of folk music and its storytelling, the love of the script, dance and lyric through her extensive work in film acting, musical theater and cabaret. She loves the element of improvisational surprise. Patrice's musicians are of "the best." The audience can't help but feel the excitement and pull of the tight ensemble performances. It is the ease of swing in her vocal dance and her clear melodic and lyric connections that make her performances so captivating.
 

Jon Larsen feat. Biel Ballester - Short Stories From Catalonia (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:45 | Size: 82.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Rupit 1:54
2. L'Ascensor 2:09
3. Els Quatre Gats 2:43
4. Anna de Codorniu 2:03
5. La Masia 2:27
6. Set Portes 2:25
7. Rosalert 2:59
8. Montserrat 1:52
9. El Velero 2:17
10. Bar Pastis 2:34
11. Adios Marcelo 2:59
12. Els Joglars 1:45
13. Musique Noir 3:29
14. Bielball 4:09
 
Label – Hot Club

Jon Larsen – guitar
Biel Ballester – guitar
Svein Aarbostad – bass
Hakon Mjaset Johansen – drums
Special Guest:
Eywind Olsen Wahlen - drums
 
Jon Larsen Quartet presents the new guitar talent from SpainBiel Ballester in this hard swinging homage to Biel's hometown Barcelona. The music composed by guitarist Jon Larsen is in a 'Django-goes-mainstream' style. Back in the 70's Larsen who is also founder of the Hot Club label studied painting in Barcelona And this CD is dedicated to his maestro Salvador Dali!
 

Jack DeJohnette - Zebra (1985)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:30 | Size: 93:84 | MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Ntoro I
02. Jongo
03. Aho
04. Kpledzo
05. Ntoro II

Jack DeJohnette - synthesizers
Lester Bowie - trumpet solo (#1,4,5)

Recorded on May 8-10, 1985 at Grog Kill Studio, Woodstock, NY.
 

Gary Bartz - Shadows (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:24 | Size: 221.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Marion's Theme (9:49)
2.Shadows (12:30)
3.Song Of The Underground Railroad (10:25)
4.Peresina (14:35)
5.How Do You Keep The Music Playing? (4:50)
6.Children Of The Night (9:32)
7.Holiday For Strings (7:41)

Clinton Sound Studio, NY 1991
Label: Timeless Rec. SJP 379

Gary Bartz - alto & soprano sax
Willie Williams - tenor sax
Benny Green - piano
Christian McBride - bass
Victor Lewis - drums
 

Erroll Garner Trio - The Most Happy Piano (Ther 1956 Studio Sessions) (1950 - 1956)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 2:17:57 | Size: 403.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
CD-1
1. Rose Room (Hickman, Williams) 5:05
2. But Not for Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:36
3. My Silent Love (Heyman, Suesse) 4:38
4. Full Moon and Empty Arms (Kay, Mossman) 4:19
5. Some of these Days (Brooks) 3:50
6. Time on my Hands (Adamson, Gordon, Youmans) 4:19
7. Girl of my Dreams (Clapp) 4:28
8. Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin) 3:40
9. If It's the Last Thing I Do (Cahn, Chaplin) 6:42
10. After I Say I'm Sorry (Donaldson, Lyman) 5:29
11. I Got It Bad (And that Ain't Good) (Ellington, Webster) 5:46
12. Ol' Man River (Kern, Hammerstein) 5:58
13. Them There Eyes (Pinkard, Tauber, Tracey) 4:42
14 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin) 8:10

CD-2
1. Moonglow (Hudson, DeLange, Mills) 5:28
2. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (Jurmann, Kahn, Kaper) 5:01
3. Crиme de Menthe (Garner) 4:45
4. Humoresque (Dvorбk) 5:10
5. My Lonely Heart (Garner) 5:40
6. Mambo 207 (Garner) 4:17
7. The Way Back Blues (Garner) 6:12
8. Passin' Through (Garner) 3:09
9. Once in a While (Edwards, Green) 5:45
10. Dancing Tambourine (Polla, Ponce) 3:53
11. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Parish, Mills) 2:54
12. Robbin's Nest (Thompson, Jacquet) 3:20
13. How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis) 3:31
14. Fancy (Garner) 4:29
15. Groovy Day (Garner) 3:41

Personnel:
(Cd. 1 & Cd. 2, # 1-8)
Erroll Garner - piano
Al Hall - bass
Specs Powell - drums
Recorded in New York City, June 7 (# Cd. 1 & Cd. 2, # 1-4) & September 11 (# Cd. 2, # 5-8), 1956.

(Cd. 2, # 9-10)
Erroll Garner - piano
Wyatt Ruther - bass
Fats Heard - drums
Recorded in New York City, February 27, 1953.

(Cd. 2, # 11-14)

Erroll Garner - piano
John Simmons - bass
Shadow Wilson - drums
Recorded in Los Angeles, July 2, 1951 (# 11 & 12) & in New Tork, October 7, 1950.

(Cd. 2, # 15)
Erroll Garner - piano
Wyatt Ruther - bass
Fats Heard - drums
Recorded in New York City, March 30, 1953.
 
Subtitled "The 1956 Studio Sessions", this double CD unites all the trio recordings originally released
on four LPs entitled respectively The Most Happy Piano, The One and Only Erroll Garner, He's Here!
Here's Gone! He's Garner!, and Encores in Hi-Fi. A couple of the tracks were recorded in 1956 but not
included on those LPs. The last seven tracks were included on those albums although they were actually
recorded earlier: between 1950 and 1953. All this may sound complicated, but it adds up to a cornucopia
of performances by one of jazz's great individualists. The untaught Erroll Garner had an entirely personal
style which has been much copied but never bettered. By 1956, most of the Garner trademarks were in
place: the bouncy left hand; the right hand lagging slightly behind the beat; the flowery decorations; and
the build-up at the end of nearly every chorus. In such tracks as My Silent Love, there are even hints of
his habit of prefacing tunes with mystifying introductions, which was to become more of a feature in many
later performances. So Erroll Garner had his mannerisms but he could still surprise us. For instance, in
But Not For Me, his two hands are even more out of sync than usual, producing a seesawing effect.
And what are those strange chords that he introduces into Moonglow? Humoresque displays his drollery,
while many ballads (e.g. My Silent Love, Crиme de Menthe) illustrate his poetic treatment of slow numbers,
with lots of tremolos and generous use of the sustaining pedal to get the most emotion out of the piano.
Ol' Man River has the same drive as many of the performances on Garner's renowned Concert by the
Sea album. Erroll even sneaks in an impudent quotation from Cocktails for Two! And The Man I Love
surprises by beginning as an ornate ballad but then doubling the tempo to create an eight-minute romp.
The transfers to compact disc are well engineered, and an informative 20-page booklet is included.
Garner fans will need no encouragement to buy this generous album but, if you haven't yet sampled Erroll,
this is a marvellous place to start. The album title is well-chosen, as Garner was one of the happiest
pianists in jazz - and he conveyed this happiness to his audiences.
Tony Augarde
 

Dusko Goykovich & Big Band RTS - Latin Haze (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:09 | Size: 171.51 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Latin Haze 7:06
2. Quo Vadis samba 6:08
3. Sambalero 4:33
4. Inga 9:31
5. Good Old Days 6:09
6. Danca Comigo (Come Dance With Me) 5:17
7. Samba Tzigane 8:36
8. In The Sing Of Libra 4:37
9. Latin Department 6:02
10. Five O'Clock In The Morning 5:36
11. Samba Do Carnaval 5:14
 

Diane Johnston, Harry Allen, Grant Stewart, Neal Miner & Phil Stewart - For The Love Of It (2012)


Genre: Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 43:06 | Size: 97.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I've Got You Under My Skin (3:45)
02. It Might As Well Be Spring (5:59)
03. Juicy Lucy (4:18)
04. Everything Happens To Me (5:11)
05. You Make Me Feel So Young (6:10)
06. To Donald (4:03)
07. This Can't Be Love (3:53)
08. Secret Love (5:21)
09. Love Walked In (4:26)

This CD is primarily jazz standards with one original tune by Diane Johnston, composer and pianist/vocalist. Diane Johnston is a jazz pianist/singer/arranger who has performed in various clubs and venues in Manhattan and the New England area. The quartet is made up of experienced jazz musicians including Harry Allen ( tenor sax) , Grant Stewart ( tenor sax) , Neal Miner (bass) and Phil Stewart. ( drums) The playing is swinging, mainstream jazz.
 

Dave Brubeck - Love Songs (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:24 | Size: 136.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. My Romance (Lorens Hart, Richard Rodgers) (6:50)
02. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) (6:15)
03. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) (8:07)
04. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) (4:58)
05. Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) (4:14)
06. La Paloma Azul (Traditional) (6:21)
07. Audrey (Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond) (3:33)
08. You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) (5:52)
09. Like Someone In Love (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) (7:22)
10. Besame Mucho (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velázquez) (5:59)

Label: Columbia – 66029-51 (US)
 

Bucky Pizzarelli & John Pizzarelli - Contrasts (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:12 | Size: 136.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Three Little Words (3:56)
2.Coquette (3:00)
3.Jersey Bounce (6:54)
4.The Bad And The Beautiful (2:30)
5.The Minute Samba (2:41)
6.Contrasts (6:05)
7.Test Pilot (2:37)
8.I Hadn't Anyone Till You / The Very Thought Of You (4:33)
9.The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (5:40)
10.Two Funky People (6:41)
11.Stage Fright (2:48)
12.Phantasmagoria (4:09)
13.My Romance (1:50)
14.Emily (4:41)
15.Guess I'll Go Back Home This Summer (2:17)
16.For Whom The Bell Tolls (2:09)

Clinton Studios,New York,July 1,1998

Bucky Pizzarelli - guitar
John Pizzarelli - guitar
 

Bill Charlap, Sean Smith - Bill Charlap and Sean Smith (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:37 | Size: 161.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Tears
02. A Smitty Ditty
03. When Your Lover Has Gone
04. The Escape Artist
05. Ballad For A Late Spring
06. Donna Lee
07. Darn That Dream
08. February 8th
09. Thank You, Red

Bill Charlap (piano)
Sean Smith (bass)

Recording, Brooklyn, NY, May 5 & 6, 1993.
 

Al Jarreau - We Got By (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:53 | Size: 85.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Spirit
2.We Got By
3.Susan's Song
4.You Don't See Me
5.Lock All the Gates
6.Raggedy Ann
7.Letter Perfect
8.Sweet Potato Pie
9.Aladdin's Lamp

Al Jarreau – vocals
Paul Stallworth – bass
Joe Correro – drums
Tom Canning – keyboards
Dave Grusin – keyboards (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Larry Bunker – vibraphone
 

VA - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 (1973)


Genre: Jazz, Blues | Total Time: 1:19:26 | Size: 193.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Michael Turner - Introduction To The Festival 0:14
A. Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers - Kitchen Sink Boogie 3:56
3. Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle 6:16
4. Bobby ''Blue'' Bland - Ain't That Loving You 2:19
5. Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters 4:31
6. Junior Walker & The All Stars - (I Am A) Roadrunner / These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 4:25

Side 2
1. Bonnie Raitt - Tribute To Fred McDowell: (a) Write Me A Few Of Your Lines, (b) Kokomo, (c) Drop Down Mama 3:38
2. Howlin' Wolf - Highway 49 5:22
3. Muddy Waters - Honey Bee 5:18
4. CJQ - Form Kinetic 6:15

Side 3
1. John Sinclair, Muddy Waters, Lucille Spann - Festival Dedication To Otis Spann 1:06
2. Lucille Spann With Mighty Joe Young - Dedicated To Otis 6:32
3. Freddie King - Goin' Down 4:22
4. Luther Allison - Please Send Me Someone To Love 7:23
5. The Boogie Brothers - With Sister Sarah Brown My Last Meal 2:41

Side 4

1. Johnny Shines - Dust My Broom 3:07
2. Otis Rush - Gambler's Blues 7:38
3. Sippie Wallace With Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise 3:07
4. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Life Is Splendid 6:05

Recorded Live At Otis Spann Memorial Field.
 
In August 1969, several thousand blues lovers gathered in a small athletic field in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival. B.B. King closed the show. The festival continues to this day. In 1972, the festival was expanded to include jazz and it became the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.[1] Jazz stars like Miles Davis, Count Basie, Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor have played the festival, as well as headliners like Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Etta James, James Brown, Booker T. & the MG's, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, and Al Green.

Although started with the support of the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival has, over the years, become an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) event, supported by community volunteers working with the city administration.

What began as an outdoor concert has become a full weekend of blues and jazz events. In addition to the daytime festival, evenings offer festival goers a choice of indoor (seated) concerts and live jazz in a club setting.

The festival organization has been expanded to include activities for children, educational outreach programs, and the "Meet the Artist" program, which gives the audience a chance to meet and speak with performers.

After the loss in 1970, the university was not willing to fund an unprofitable event, with the result that the 1971 festival was never held. Peter Andrews, who co-produced the '72 and '73 festivals, wrote:

In 1971, I was appointed to the position of Events Director for the University of Michigan and asked by the Vice President in charge of student affairs to try to recreate the festival for the coming year. I told them that it would be impossible to have a festival that summer and that they should aim toward 1972.

The university administration asked me to look into reviving the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, because everybody saw that it was a great artistic success, which it was.

For 1972 there was an expanded festival. The expansion of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival was primarily the work of Peter Andrews and John Sinclair, two local personalities with extensive musical experience. Andrews had managed bands and promoted music in Ann Arbor for several years, both on his own and under the auspices of the University of Michigan in his position as events coordinator. Andrews had business experience and promotional skills to bring this off. Sinclair had experience as the manager of the MC5 and an international reputation as a controversial political figure and poet. Sinclair provided the creative side of the equation and Andrews the business and booking skills.

Together they hatched a plan to continue the festival, but with some modifications. First, they expanded the festival to include jazz as well as blues, so it became the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival. Secondly, while preserving the great (but often unknown) blues acts of the times, they added enough headliners to the bill to up the attendance, pushing the profitability of the festival into the black, or so was the plan.

They had no backers but John Sinclair found a friend willing to put up $20,000 in seed money and they built from there. Sinclair and Andrews wrote in the 1972 program:

The Blues and Jazz Festival was conceived last winter by Rainbow Multi-Media president Peter Andrews as a revival of the original Ann Arbor Blues Festival, which, after two incredible years (1969 and 1970) of artistic (but not financial) success, was laid to rest by the University of Michigan before a 1971 festival could struggle into life.

The 1972 and 1973 festivals were also artistically, if not financially, successful. The addition of some headline acts like Ray Charles, Miles Davis, and others drew more people. Both the 1972 and 1973 festivals were well attended, with attendance estimates ranging from 12 to 20 thousand people.

...in which about two dozen blues and jazz artists played for crowds estimated at times to be as high as 16,000.
 

Uri Gurvich - The Storyteller (2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:03 | Size: 151.84 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Midbar Suite
2. Ha'Bonim
3. Ani Ma'amin
4. Prophecy
5. Nigun
6. Joseph The Storyteller
7. Oasis
8. Masabacha

Uri Gurvich - Alto Sax
Chris Cheek - Tenor Sax
Leo Genovese - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Francisco Mela - Drums
Peter Slavov - Bass
 

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 3:26:04 | Size: 475.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
CD1
01. Elegy (9:11)
02. Memory (10:20)
03. Kogun (6:47)
04. American Ballad (5:47)
05. Henpecked Old Man (9:10)
06. Long Yellow Road (6:30)
07. The First Night (4:55)
08. Opus Number Zero (10:11)
09. Quadrille, Anyone? (6:24)
10. Children in the Temple Ground (5:29)

CD2
01. Since Perry/Yet Another Tear (8:58)
02. Road Time Shuffle (6:27)
03. Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (9:12)
04. Strive for Jive (7:49)
05. I Ain't Gonna Ask No More (6:09)
06. Interlude (4:15)
07. Village (11:09)
08. Studio J (6:06)
09. Transcience (4:37)
10. Sumie (7:52)

CD3
01. Minamata: Peaceful Village/Prosperity & Consequence/Epilogue (21:39)
02. March of the Tadpoles (6:58)
03. Mobile (5:25)
04. Deracinated Flower (8:20)
05. Yellow Is Mellow (8:59)
06. Notorious Tourist from East (7:36)
 
Label - Mosaic Records
See details in the archive!
 
The Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band was the premier recording and touring ensemble of its time in the mid- to late '70s, recording five albums for the RCA Victor label, and stunning audiences with sheer virtuosity and the charts of the Japanese born pianist. A symmetry between Asian culture and American bop made this orchestra most unique, exciting, and above all, highly original. This three-CD set contains the quintuple RCA studio recordings that set a high bar for all others to follow, and gave stiff competition to people like Gil Evans. Akiyoshi wrote music well suited to her rising stars and established veterans, while Tabackin was given more than ample opportunity to express himself on tenor sax, and especially his vibrant flute.
If you do not already own these recordings and are a progressive big-band fan, it is in your interest to search for this quintessential collection. Mosaic Select has hit a grand slam with this reissue, featuring a band in their early years that has hit on all cylinders since its inception, and never lets off the gas. It comes with an absolute highest recommendation.
 

Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom - Zim Zam Zoom (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:47 | Size: 115.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Zim Zam Zoom (5:56)
02. C.C. Rider (6:12)
03. Lost Tribes (6:44)
04. U Rockin' Me (6:54)
05. Sons of Abraham (4:30)
06. Silver Cannonball (4:47)
07. Last Go Round (10:31)
08. Lonely Avenue (5:39)

Bass – Stanley Banks
Congas – Ralph Dorsey
Drums – Idris Muhammad
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ – Ron Levy
Tenor Saxophone – Gordon Beadle
Trombone – Ray Greene (2)

Label:Bullseye Blues
 
If you like blues and funky soul-jazz (with just a twist of the future), this is an album to enjoy. Hammond B-3 artist Ron Levy gathers some of the greatest groove players of all time for this steam session, including Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Idris Muhammad on drums. Call it retro or acid-jazz if you want, but groove lover Levy never stops playing that funky soul-jazz long enough to look back. This album carries the groove tradition on, maintaining that integrity. Produced by Bob Porter.
 

Quagero Imazawa - Bass Days (2006)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 47:43 | Size: 87.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.A Night In Tunisia
2.Trefoil
3.Maiden Voyage
4.IL
5.Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
6.Autumn Leaves
7.Grey Zone
8.V
9.Trefoil Treat
10.Ninja Coming
11.Naima
 
Colny project session bassist "BASS NINJA" Quagero Imazawa. Recorded in collaboration with ex-Casiopea drummer Akira Jimbo and Art Hand. The tool kit is limited to drums, percussion and bass guitar, however, the latter is really a lot.
 

Morton Gould And His Orchestra - Blues In The Night (1957)


Genre: Jazz, Pop | Total Time: 94.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Blues In The Night
Written-By – Arlen, Mercer 3:18
2. Birth Of The Blues
Written-By – DeSylva 4:08
3. Solitude
Written-By – Ellington 3:29
4. Old Devil Moon
Written-By – Lane, Harburg 3:46
5. Nocturne
Trumpet [Soloist] – Robert Cusamano
Written-By – Griselle 3:17
6. Limehouse Blues
Written-By – Furber, Braham 3:54

Side 2
1. Mood Indigo
Written-By – Bigard, Ellington, Mills 2:56
2. St. Louis Blues
Written-By – Handy 4:19
3. Sophisticated Lady
Written-By – Ellington 3:45
4. Big City Blues
Written-By – Gould 5:32
5. Moonglow
Written-By – De Lange, Mills, Hudson 2:34
6. Deep Purple
Written-By – De Rose 4:07

Arranged By – Morton Gould
 
Morton Gould (December 10, 1913 – February 21, 1996) was an American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist.
 

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen - Ragtime Revisited (1971)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:45 | Size: 115.67 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Cataract Rag (3:53)
02. Grace and Beauty (4:09)
03. Minstrel Man (4:48)
04. Pineapple Rag (3:50)
05. Chrysanthemum (3:48)
06. Tuxedo Rag (4:34)
07. Joplin's Sensation (3:40)
08. Harlem Rag (3:35)
09. Heliotrope Bouquet (3:48)
10. Ragtime Oriole (3:26)
11. Fig Leaf Rag (3:38)
12. Kinklets (3:37)
13. Thriller Rag (4:04)
 
Ken Colyer - trumpet
Tony Pike - clarinet
Geoff Cole - trombone
Ken Ames - bass
Johnny Bastable - banjo
Malcolm Murphy - drums
Ray Smith - piano
 
I owned this in vinyl form when it first came out, and it's a delight to have it again. Ken Colyer was revisiting ragtime long before "The Sting" hit the screen, in fact his version of "The Entertainer" came out on a 45rpm record. His transcriptions respect the genre, and are miniature masterpieces in their own right. Sound quality is excellent.
 

Karsten Houmark Quartet - Four (1995)


Genre: Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 49:20 | Size: 112.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Four
2. Again And Again
3. Rangoon
4. Little Man
5. A Simple Song
6. Blue Planet
7. Bb For Bob
8. Waltz For Kenny

Karsten Houmark - electric/acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer
Thomas Clausen - piano, keyboards
Lennart Ginman - bass
Jonas Johansen - drums

All titles composed by Karsten Houmark
Recorded September 7&8, 1994 at Sun Studio, Copenhagen by Bjarne Hansen.
Mixed October 3, 1994 at Sun Studio by Bjarne Hansen and Karsten Houmar
Cover photos and cover art work by Henriette Bertelsen.
 

Junior Mance Trio - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (1994)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:09 | Size: 160.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (7:47)
02. The Man From Potters Crossing (6:35)
03. Sunset And The Mocking Bird (5:52)
04. Broadway (4:46)
05. Deli - Blues For Blakey (7:35)
06. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (6:10)
07. Lady Bird (9:12)
08. Wee (3:50)
09. Sunday Go To Meetin' (6:48)
10. Inside Out (4:38)
11. C.C. Rider (6:01)

Personnel: Junior Mance (piano); Jimmy Woode (bass); Bobby Durham (drums).
 
This 1994 CD gives listeners an excellent example of pianist Junior Mance's playing. Featured in a trio with bassist Jimmy Woode and drummer Bobby Durham, Mance performs a wide-ranging set that includes a few originals, blues, and standards (including "Broadway," "Lady Bird" and the title cut) that he practically turns into the blues. Mance's style, which mixes bop, R&B and soul-jazz, is quite appealing and is heard in its prime throughout this splendid session.
 

Incognito - In Search Of Better Days (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:48 | Size: 161.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Love Born In Flames (4:19)
02. Just Say Nothing (4:39)
03. Everyday Grind (6:04)
04. Racing Through The Bends (4:06)
05. Love's Revival (4:42)
06. Selfishly (4:56)
07. Love Be The Messenger (4:25)
08. I See The Light (3:29)
09. Echoes Of Utopia (6:48)
10. Move It Up (5:07)
11. Crystal Walls (3:29)
12. Bridges Of Fire (6:24)
13. All I Ever Wanted (4:15)
14. Better Days (7:06)

You would think that a 37-year-old band would rest on its laurels...right? No, not Incognito! The band is as creative and full of fire as it was at its conception in 1979. A rare feat in these days and times.

The fresh, uncompromising, soulful, Jazz-Funk-laden songs and instrumentals that are the bones of Incognito continue to shine through . . . and there is more. The sound of Bluey’s London for over three and a half decades weaves its way throughout this album and gives it flesh, with splashes of Drum & Bass and Broken Beats, Rare Groove, Deep Soulful House, and even influences from the Rock and Blues that were at the heart of the UK scene in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

From the driving bass of featured guest Stuart Zender on the opening track, you know that this album is upping the ante and it’s going to be one hell of a good ride! Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Katie Leone, Vula Malinga — the UK’s finest and most soulful voices hit you relentlessly one after the other with songs that will remain with you from the first hearing. And as if that was not enough to make this one of Incognito’s best albums, in comes American chanteuse extraordinaire aka “the voice of Incognito” — Maysa, to seal the deal!

Other special guest artists — including pianist Avery*Sunshine, drummer Richard Spaven, cosmic percussionist Jody Linscott, and Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei of Kill Bill fame — leave their indelible marks on this much-anticipated release.

Bluey’s songwriting and production senses are as always full-spectrum, steeped in deep, rich history, bridging the classic sounds of the past and the tonal and sonic languages of the present and future. These songs of Love, songs of awareness, questioning, challenging, optimism, joy, and hope are without a doubt some of his best!

As Bluey continues blazing his own trail with his ever-expanding community of top-of-the-line artists, fueled by a passion for storytelling and creating unity through the Groove, Incognito’s “In Search of Better Days” takes us there. This album is . . . Truth!
 

Hubert Laws - Make It Last (1983)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:02 | Size: 96.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Gonna Be Happy (TV Soaps) (5:28)
2.Make It Last (4:56)
3.Happy Anniversary (1:40)
4.Swan Lake (6:13)
5.Stay With Me (7:13)
6.Morning Star (8:05)
7.Life Cycles (5:31)

Hubert Laws - flute & piccolo, vocal
Oscar Brashear, Raymond Lee Brown, Rick Baptist - trumpet
Garnet Brown, George Bohanon, Maurice Spears - trombones
Gale Robinson, Arthur Maebe, Robert L. Watt - french horn
Barnaby Finch, Rick Jackson, Milcho Leviev - piano
Greg Hilfman, Randy Waldman, Bobby Lyle - piano
Nathan East, Welton Gite - electric bass
Bob Magnusson - acoustic bass
John Chiodini - guitar
Alphonse Mouzon, Raymond Pounds - drums
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Tom Walsh - drums
Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson - percussion
Eloise Laws, Debra Laws, Lisa Dubois, Angel Rogers - vocal
Marti McCall, Myrna Matthews, Clyde Jackson - back vocal
 

Friend 'N Fellow - About April (2015)


Genre: Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 38:53 | Size: 90.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Turn The Light On (2:56)
02. Lemon Yellow Sun (3:28)
03. I Am (3:03)
04. April (3:19)
05. Train Of Tears (4:05)
06. A Dog (3:14)
07. Face In The Book (2:39)
08. Guardian Angel's Tree (3:12)
09. Hope (3:06)
10. Signpost (2:53)
11. Cry And Laugh (3:40)
12. Fourteen (3:19)
 
Label - Doctor Heart Music
 
Music that is enchanting, inviting and moving... Stories about a jumping dog, the lemon yellow sun, the signpost, the guardian angel’s tree and of course about April...
Constanze FRIEND and Thomas FELLOW have long since discovered their own unique language that surprises and thrills the audience, focusing on the core of the songs, the essence of the music. That is why the uncountable forms and colors of April are just the right theme for their new album.
The music of FNF effortlessly unifies what seems to be opposites. Blues? Jazz? Soul? Music that is often pegged to be separate ends up together with FNF. They play with the timbres of soul, the intensity of blues and the freedom of jazz. And there is always ample room for listening.
A voice — unmistakeable and low. A complete band consisting of two hands and just one instrument. And a dozen vivid songs about April.
That is all you need. ©
 

Doug Raney - Lazy Bird (1984)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:17 | Size: 117.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Walking The Duck(alt)
2. Reggie Of Chester
3. Feo's Waltz
4. Lazy Bird
5. Beatrice
6. Theme For Ernie
7. Walking The Duck

Doug Raney - guitar
Bernt Rosengren - tenor saxophone
Ben Besiakov - piano
Jesper Lundgaard - bass
Ole-Jacob Hansen - drums

Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, November 1, 1984.

Starting in 1977 and continuing into the mid-1980s, guitarist Doug Raney's career was extensively documented by the SteepleChase label. Influenced by his father Doug Raney, Tal Farlow, and Jim Hall, Raney pretty much had his style together from the start, so his evolution since the beginning is pretty logical. This quintet outing matches Raney with a European quintet whose best-known members are tenor saxophonist Bernt Rosengren and bassist Jesper Lundgaard. Raney performs two originals (including "Walking the Duck"), "Theme for Ernie" and numbers by Benny Golson, John Coltrane and Sam Rivers ("Beatrice"). Excellent modern mainstream straight-ahead jazz.
 

Don Friedman - Jazz Dancing (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:31 | Size: 84.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Donna Lee
2. Just Friends
3. Billy's Bounce
4. Well You Needn't
5. Jazz Dancing
6. Uddin YOU
7. Yardbird Suite
8. Half Nelson

Don Friedman (piano)
Frank Luther (bass)
Ronnie Bedford (drums)

Recording DateSeptember 12, 1977
 

Dawn Lambeth - Midnight Blue (2004)


Genre: Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 1:16:38 | Size: 174.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. If I Were You (4:29)
02. Too Marvelous For Words (5:22)
03. I Didn't Know About You (7:02)
04. I Saw Stars (3:59)
05. Midnight Blue (7:21)
06. More Than You Know (5:51)
07. Nice Work If You Can Get It (4:04)
08. 100 Years From Today (7:25)
09. You Leave Me Breathless (5:25)
10. Sugar (5:47)
11. Don't Worry About Me (5:04)
12. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (6:09)
13. There's A Small Hotel (5:28)
14. Goodnight My Love (3:14)
 
Label - Spanish Shawl

Dawn Lambeth - vocals
Marc Caparone – cornet
Mike Baird - clarinet and tenor saxophone
John Smith - soprano & alto saxophone
Ray Skjelbred – piano
Clint Baker, Paul Mehling - guitar
Tom Wilson - string bass
Jeff Hamilton - drums
 
Dawn's focus is on the music of the 1930s and '40s, a period of refined songwriting and the first flowering of the soloist's art in jazz. For this recording she has assembled a collection of songs and musicians that represent the best qualities of that era. The composers represented here, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins and others of lesser fame, define the phrase "Great American Songbook." She is accompanied by two musical aggregations, one a conventional swing septet, the other a smaller group reminiscent of the "gypsy swing" collaborations between guitarist Django Reinhardt and American musicians in the late '30s. Featured soloists in the septet include pianist Ray Skjelbred and saxophonist John Smith, while the small group features guitarist Paul Mehling (of the Hot Club of San Francisco). The result is a perfect blend between singer and accompaniment.
 

Christian Schwindt Quintet - For Friends And Relatives (1965)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:10:00 | Size: 159.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Helsinki at Noon (Sarmanto) - 4:18
02. Miniature (Hietanen) - 6:48
03. My Next and Only Love (Donner) - 14:25
04. D-Day (Donner) - 5:39
05. Theme for Christer (Sarmanto) - 5:12
06. Claudine (Sarmanto) - 6:04
07. Slakt och vanner (Friends and Relatives) (Donner) - 10:23
08. Nepa (Hietanen) - 4:27
09. Karibaldi (Donner) - 7:06
10. Sexus (Hietanen) - 5:40
 
Christian Schwindt - drums
Heikki Sarmanto, Pentti Hietanen (#2) - piano
Tapani Tamminen, Pekka Sarmanto (#2) - bass
Otto Donner - trumpet
Erik Dannholm - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone

Recorded in Helsinki on November 9 & 12 1965.
#8-10 first released in 1964 as vinyl singles KS 507 and KS 517 by Scandia.
 
Landmark work from the Finnish scene of the 60s – one of those ultra-rare European jazz records that collectors have dug for decades! The set’s got a stark, modern sort of feel – but also a nice soulful swing, too – a balance that few of the other Scandinavians hit so well at the time – as they were either hanging between farther-out progressions, or more inside, tightly arranged jazz! Drummer Christian Schwindt’s vision here is exceptional – full of rich feeling, deep tone, and careful construction of the tunes – with a sensibility that almost reminds us of Ted Curson and Bill Barron working together – in ways that we’d state from the comments above. (And we’ve also been told that he’s had some great help on conceiving the record from trumpeter Otto Donner – whose playing here is great too!) The whole thing has a quality that you’d find in a rare few albums – maybe some of the best French new wave soundtracks, an early solo Booker Ervin record, or a few other treasures in your collection.
 

Charlie Singleton - At His Best (2010)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 32:03 | Size: 71.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Gone With The Wind
2. Blow Mr. Singleton
3. Cry
4. Swinging Away
5. Lonely Lover Blues
6. Cat's Paw
7. Super Chief
8. Jiving With Dr. Jive
9. Pony Express
10. Broadway Beat
11. Oozing Along
12. The Boardwalk
 
Charlie Singleton was a New York City-based saxophonist and bandleader who worked in a jump blues/R&B vein during the late '40s and early '50s. During his tenure with Atlas Records; one of the first New York based, Black owned independent record labels of the early fifties, Charlie recorded a number of highly influential jump blues instrumentals and also backed many of the groups who recorded for Atlas including the great jump blues singer, H-Bomb Ferguson. This collection focuses on the sides Singleton cut as a leader between 1952 and 1953. All selections newly remastered.
 

Bunky Green - Visions (1978)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:09 | Size: 93.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Alone Again, Naturally (6:20)
2.What I Did For Love (7:07)
3.The Greatest Love Of All (6:45)
4.Never Can Say Goodbye (6:00)
5.Ali Theme / I Write The Song (2:56)
6.The Entertainer (4:01)
7.Visions (7:48)

Bunky Green - alto saxophone
Mark Grey - electric & acoustic piano, synth.
Jeff Bova - synthesizer
Hiram Bullock - guitar
Bob Cranshaw - bass (7)
Wilbur Bascomb - bass
Michael Carvin - drums (7)
Steve Jordan - drums
Angel Allende - percussion
 

Boris Kovač & La Campanella - World After History (2005)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:59 | Size: 116.16 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01.An Intro Trip
02.Latina
03.To Entertain You
04.Limping Waltz
05.Malena
06.Crazy Love Waltz
07.Dukeland in Your Heart
08.Beguine Again
09.Argentina
10.Dur AA
11.Triesta

Boris Kovač - alto & soprano sax, vocals
Goran Penić - accordion
Vukašin Mišković - classical guitar
Miloš Matić - double bass, tamburitza
Ištvan Čik - drums, percussion
 

Bob James - Ivory Coast (1988)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:44 | Size: 102.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Ashanti (5:56)
2.Rosalie (9:32)
3.Yogi's Dream (7:21)
4.Adult Situations (7:09)
5.Orpheus (8:38)
6.Moodstar (6:18)

Bob James - keyboards
Kirk Whalum - saxophone
Alexander Zonjic - flute (1,4,6)
Dean Brown - guitar (1,4,6)
Gary King - bass (1,4,6)
Buddy Williams - drums (1,6)
Max Risenhoover - drums (4)
Omar Hakim - drums (3)
Doc Gibbs - percussion (1-4,6)
Rex Quintero - electronic percussion
 

Big Joe Turner - Boss Man Of The Blues (1969, 1973)


Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul / Blues | Total Time: 33:52 | Size: 76.88 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Flip, Flop And Fly 5:20
2. Twenty-Nine Ways (To Get To My Baby's Door) 6:30
3. I've Been Up On The Mountain 4:10

Side 2
1. Big Joe's Lonesome Blues 4:06
2. Can't Read, Can't Write Blues 4:25
3. Matchbox Blues 6:40
4. Honey Hush 2:25

Recorded At – Eldorado Recording Studios
Tracks A3, B4 recorded "live" in Atlanta, Ga., 1969.

Bass – Jerry Smith
Blues Harp, Harmonica – Rod Piazza
Drums – Dick Innes
Guitar – George Phelps, T-Bone Walker (tracks: A3, B4)
Piano – Mark Leonard, Paul Mitchell (tracks: A3, B4)
Producer – Lee Magid
Saxophone [Saxaphone] – Jimmy "Night Train" Forrest
Vocals – Big Joe Turner
 

2016/06/26

Troy Andrews - Trombone Shorty's Swingin' Gate (2002)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:34 | Size: 133.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Fall - On
02. Nora's Cooking
03. Slippin' & Trippin'
04. St.James Infirmary
05. Swingin' Gate
06. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
07. Caribbean Second Line
08. Four
09. Zydeco Second Line
10. Hit The Road Jack

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews - trombone,trumpet & vocals
James Andrews - vocals,trumpet & percussion
Jonathan Batiste - piano
James Martin - saxophone
Brandon Tarricone - guitar
Jonathan McCrary - drums
Michael Ballard - bass
Kito Johnson - percussion
Rashidi Johnson - percussion
 

Toninho Horta - From Ton To Tom (1998)


Genre: Jazz, Latin | Total Time: 58:18 | Size: 132.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Meditação 4:35
2. Infinite Love 4:01
3. From Ton To Tom (Silent Song) 4:46
4. Cristiana 4:39
5. Promessas Que Eu Fiz 4:55
6. Desafinado 5:14
7. Retrato Em Branco E Preto 5:45
8. Modinha 3:30
9. Agua De Beber 5:50
10. Sem Você 3:30
11. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) 6:09
12. Se Todos Fossem Iquais A Você (Vocals – Luisa Shiavon Horta) (5:15)
13. The Girl From Ipanema – Vignette 0:40
 
Label -Video Arts
 
Toninho Horta (born December 2, 1948) is an electric and nylon-string guitar player working in a style of jazz-influenced Brazilian music. Compositions in his personal style are marked by sophisticated harmonic progressions and complex melodies. In performed arrangements of his own pieces he often features driving, strummed guitar rhythms.
His intricate compositions and original guitar playing have influenced a generation of musicians in Brazil and North America. Pat Metheny, who considers him to be “one of the world’s great ‘composers’ on nylon-string guitar (named violão in Brazil)”, comments, “He (Toninho) plays such great voicings with such a cool time feel… I’ve often described him to other musicians as the Herbie Hancock of Bossa-Nova guitarists ….. In short, Toninho Horta is an incredible musician, the rare guitarist who understands harmony in its most intimate ways…” (Pat Metheny's words on the booklet of Toninho’s Diamond Land). Pat’s strong admiration for Toninho’s music can be heard on many of his own compositions. Pat once said Toninho writes guitar chord progressions that "defy gravity".
When you abbreviate "Anthony" in English, you say "Tony or Tom". When you abbreviate "Antonio" in Portuguese, you say "Toninho". So Antonio Carlos Jobim and Toninho Horta are both "Antonios" and the similarity does not end with their name. This Toninho Horta's tribute to Tom Jobim happens to make it clear how similar they are in their open mind and how different they are in their top quality wonderful results. Both are great composers and players with an orchestra's conception in their minds.
This is a must-have CD. The Brazilian master guitarrist, arranger and composer Toninho Horta pays his tribute to Tom Jobim. Is always dangerous for an artist to use Jobim's material because it has been re-recorded over and over and over. However, this is not absolutely the case here. Toninho Horta simply re-creates all material. His creative fresh approaches are unique.
Toninho Horta sings his vocalises on all tracks and Brazilian singer Gal Costa sings on two tracks: "Chega de Saudade" (aka "No More Blues") and "From Ton to Tom", the Horta's composition dedicated to Tom Jobim. All sung in Portuguese except for one track.
 

The Singers Unlimited / The Pat Williams Orchestra - Feeling Free (1975)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:26 | Size: 79.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Written-By – Wonder 2:50
2. A Time For Love
Arranged By [Intrumental Arrangements] – Clare Fischer
Written-By – Mandel, Webster 4:38
3. Green Dolphin Street
Arranged By [Intrumental Arrangements] – Clare Fischer
Written-By – Kaper, Ned Washington 4:03
4. So Many Stars
Written-By – Bergman, Mendes 3:39
5. Feeling Free With Patrick B.
Written-By – P. Williams 4:51

Side 2
1. Ja Da
Written-By – Carlton 4:07
2. Skylark
Written-By – Carmichael, Mercer 4:25
3. On A Clear Day
Written-By – Lerner, Lane 3:04
4. I'm Shadowing You
Written-By – Dearie, Mercer 3:44
5. Where Is The Love
Written-By – R. MacDonald, Salter 3:04

Recorded in Villingen, Germany, May 26-31, 1975
Orchestra tracks recorded at A+M Studios, Hollywood, Calif. U.S.A., April 11, 1975

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Donald Shelton
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Pat Williams
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Gene Puerling
Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Jack Nimitz
Drums – John Guerin, Larry Bunker (tracks: A2, A3)
Electric Bass [Fender Bass] – Bob West (tracks: A2, A3)
Electric Bass [Fender], Acoustic Bass – Jim Hughart
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes Piano] – Clare Fischer
Guitar – Dennis Budimir
Percussion, Vibraphone – Victor Feldman
Synthesizer [String Synthesizer] – John Elizalde
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Donald Raffell
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Peter Christlieb
Trombone – Chauncey Welsh
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bobby Shew, Chuck Findley
Tuba, Bass Trombone – Don Waldrop
Violin – Jerry Vinci

Vocals – Bonnie Herman, Don Shelton, Gene Puerling, Len Dresslar
 
The Singers Unlimited were a four-part jazz vocal group formed in 1971 by Gene Puerling. Members of the group included Len Dresslar (better known as the Jolly Green Giant in General Mills commercials), Bonnie Herman, Don Shelton and Puerling himself.
 

Snowboy & The Latin Section - New York Afternoon (2016)


Genre: Jazz / Latin | Total Time: 53:16 | Size: 121.89 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.New York Afternoon (feat. Marc Evans)
2.Tres Tambores
3.Better (feat. Jen Kearney)
4.Echalo Ya
5.Cala Escarpardo
6.Ole Mambo
7.La Epoca Del Palladium
8.Oxen Free (feat. Jen Kearney)
9.The Triple Bluff

Snowboy - congas
David Pattman - bongos
Paul Taylor - trombone
Pete Wareham - saxophone
Neil Angilley - keys
Sid Gauld - trumpet
Nico Gomez - bass
Davide Giovannini - drums, timbales & vocals;
Marc Evans - vocals (track 1);
Jen Kearney - vocals (tracks 3 & 8).
 

Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King (2015)


Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul | Total Time: 1:11:38 | Size: 163.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Introducing The Master Of Ceremonies Mr. Funkadamus
02. Groove Is King
03. Low Tide
04. Uber Station
05. East Village
06. If Six Was Eight
07. Cube's Brick
08. And Now A Word From Our Fine Sponsors With Mr. Funkadamus
09. Don't Be Stingy With The SMPTE
10. C You On The Flip Side
11. Digging In The Dirt
12. Don't Funk With Me
13. The 6 Train To The Bronx
14. Rock Candy
15. Mr. Funkadamus Thanks All The Senors But Especially The Senoritas
16. The Fabulous Tales Of Two Bands

Joe Bonamassa - Guitars
Ron DeJesus - Guitars
Mike Merritt - Bass
Tal Bergman - Drums

Released 31 July 2015.
 

Richard Gardet - Trompettissimo (Les plus grands succès de la variété) (2016)


Genre: French Chanson | Total Time: 1:02:42 | Size: 141.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. My Way
02. Concerto d'Aranjuez
03. Non je ne regrette rien
04. Last Orchestra
05. Libertango
06. Vivo per lei
07. Douceur futur
08. Aimer
09. Rêveries d'un soir d'été
10. Le blues du businessman
11. Eclair au lointain
12. Belle
13. Music
14. Cubtrumpet
15. Nous nous reverrons un jour ou l'autre
16. Ave Maria
 

Martux_m Crew, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Bearzatti & Eivind Aarset - Imagine (2013)


Genre: Jazz / Avantgarde | Total Time: 48:47 | Size: 111.84 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Imagine
2. Easy if you try
3. A life in peace?
4. Not the only dreamer
5. The world as one
6. No countries

Martux_M (Maurizio Martusciello) - elettronica
Fabrizio Bosso - tromba, flicorno, elettronica
Francesco Bearzatti - sax tenore, clarinetto, elettronica
Eivind Aarset - chitarra, elettronica
 

Lester Young With Count Basie Orchestra - Let's Go To Prez (1939-1940)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:15 | Size: 80.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Riff Interlude
2. Pound Cake
3. Ham 'N Eggs
4. Hollywood Jump
5. I Never Knew
6. I Left My Baby

Side 2
1. Easy Does It
2. Tickle-Toe
3. Louisiana
4. Blow Top
5. Broadway
6. Let Me See

Collection of music recorded between May 19, 1939 and November 19, 1940.

Orchestra – Count Basie Orchestra
Piano – Count Basie
Saxophone – Lester Young
 

Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (1961)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:31 | Size: 152.53 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Us
2 It Could Happen To You
3 Let's Face The Music
4 No Two People
5 Lover Man
6 San Francisco Beat

Personnel:
Bass - Leroy Vinnegar
Drums - Art Taylor
Piano - Walter Bishop, Jr.
Saxophone [Alto] - Jackie McLean
Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
 

Kate Ceberano - 19 Days in New York (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:46 | Size: 100.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Since I Fell for You
2. At Last
3. Seven Day Fool
4. Higher and Higher
5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
6. Wanted- Lover, No Experience Necessary
7. A Natural Woman
8. Fever
9. I Had A Talk with My Man
10. Let it Be Me

It May have Only Taken 19 Days in New York, but 1960s Chess Records Legend, Billy Davis, Has Managed to Produce an Album for Kate Ceberano that Will Leave People Begging for More. '19 Days in New York' is a Sublime Album of Classic Soul / R&B Songs, Presenting Ceberano in a Completely New Light.
 

Judy Carmichael & Harry Allen - Can You Love Once More (2016)


Genre: Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 1:02:56 | Size: 144.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Make Me An Offer I Can't Refuse (6:15)
02. June Song (4:04)
03. There Was Once A Time (5:10)
04. This Is My Lucky Day (3:29)
05. Take Me Back To Machu Picchu (3:56)
06. The One For You (6:25)
07. An Almost Perfect Man (4:53)
08. Pluto You're For Me (5:08)
09. Meant To Be (4:02)
10. A Lonely Breeze (5:35)
11. If Only There Were Time (7:15)
12. Can You Love Once More (6:44)

Can You Love Once More? boasts an all-star line-up headed by multiple Emmy and Grammy winner Mike Renzi on piano (who presently serves as Music Director for Tony Bennett), drummer Alvin Atkinson, bassist Mike Karn, Harry on sax and Judy on vocals.

The songs of Carmichael and Allen range from hilarious adventures in love—Take Me Back to Machu Picchu, If Only There Were Time, Make Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse and An Almost Perfect Man, to different types of love objects—Pluto You’re For Me, Can You Love Once More? (written for Harry’s rescue cat, pictured on the cover with a portrait by Harry’s wife, Ivana Falconi) to songs of profound pain, A Lonely Breeze and There Was Once A Time, to celebrations of life, This is My Lucky Day, Meant To Be, The One For You and June Song.