Milt Jackson - Sings With The Enrico Intra Group (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:40 | Size: 89.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Too Close For Comfort (2:30)
02. When I Fall In Love (3:55)
03. Heartstrings (3:42)
04. Tribute To Milt (5:05)
05. Time After Time (3:45)
06. Old Devil Moon (3:00)
07. The More I See You (3:40)
08. Storia Di Un Amore (3:15)
09. Intramood (6:50)
10. Autumn Leaves (3:55)

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Giancarlo Barigozzi
Arranged By – Gianfranco Intra
Bass – Pallino Salonia
Drums – Gil Cuppini
Guitar – Augusto Righetti, Franco Cerri
Piano – Enrico Intra
Strings – Alfredo Bignazzi, Antonio Anciello, Edoardo De Masellis, Franco Micheletti, Libero Massara, Riccardo Avezzani, Sergio Almangano, Virgilio Marzorati
Vocals – Milt Jackson

Recorded at the C.G.D. Studios in Milan on March 27, 1964 (04, 09 on April 17, 1964)

Ella Fitzgerald - Live from the Cave Super Club Vancouver BC, Canada, May 19, 1968 (1968)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocal | Total Time: 55:58 | Size: 129.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I'm Beginning to See the Light (Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James) (6:16)
02. Medley: Blues Skies / On A Clear Day / A Foggy Day (4:20)
03. Girl Talk (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) (3:21)
04. Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) (3:32)
05. Introduction of Trio (2:07)
06. Gone With The Wind (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) (5:10)
07. Sunny (feat. Tee Carson) (Bobby Hebb) (2:53)
08. Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein) (7:21)
09. For Once in My Life (3:47)
10. One Note Samba (Jon Hendricks, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) (4:27)
11. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) (2:42)
12. I Can't Stop Loving You (Tom Jones, Chick Webb) (6:44)
13. Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) (2:36)
14. Closing (0:43)

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals;
Fraser McPherson - Fraser McPherson Orchestra conductor;
Tee Carson - piano;
Keter Betts - bass;
Joe Harris - drums.

Recorded live at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver DC, Canada, May 19, 1968.

Label: Jazz Band – EBCD 2144-2 (Czech Republic 1999)

Buddy Tate - Swinging Like Tate (1958)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:45 | Size: 116.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1 Bottle It (Hall)
A2 Walk That Walk (Wells)
A3 Miss Sadie Brown (Robinson)
Side B
B1 Moon Eyes (Tate)
B2 Rockin’ Steve (Clayton)
B3 Rompin’ With Buck (Tate)

Recording Dates:
Track A 1 to A3: New York, February 26th, 1958
Track B1 to B3:New York, February 12th, 1958

Felsted ‎– FAJ 704, Felsted ‎– L20P 1182

Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Earle Warren (tracks: B1 to B3)
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Ben Richardson (4) (tracks: A1 to A3)
Bass – Aaron Bell (tracks: B1 to B3), Joe Benjamin (tracks: A1 to A3)
Drums – Herbie Lovelle (tracks: A1 to A3), Jo Jones (tracks: B1 to B3)
Guitar – Everett Barksdale (tracks: A1 to A3), Lord Westbruck (tracks: B1 to B3)
Piano – Skip Hall
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Buddy Tate
Trombone – Dickie Wells (tracks: B1 to B3), Eli Robinson (tracks: A1 to A3)
Trumpet – Buck Clayton (tracks: B1 to B3), Pat Jenkins (2) (tracks: A1 to A3)

Stan Kenton - The Jazz Compositions Of Dee Barton (1967)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:18 | Size: 81.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Man - 4:27
02. Lonely Boy - 2:48
03. The Singing Oyster - 3:34
04. Dilemma - 5:54
05. Three Thoughts - 5:30
06. A New Day - 7:32
07. Woman - 6:16

Stan Kenton - piano, conductor
Jay Daversa, Jim Kartchner, Carl Leach, John Madrid, Mike Price - trumpet
Tom Senff, Dick Shearer, Tom Whittaker - trombone
Jim Amlotte - bass trombone
Graham Ellis - tuba
Ray Reed - alto saxophone, flute
Mike Altschul, Kim Richmond - tenor saxophone
Mike Vaccaro - baritone saxophone
Earle Dumler - baritone saxophone, bass saxophone
Don Bagley - bass
Dee Barton - drums, arranger

Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA on December 19, 1967 (tracks 3, 5 & 7) and December 20, 1967 (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6).

Stan Getz Quintet - Getz In Boston: Live At The Hi-Hat Vol. 1 (1953)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:05 | Size: 102.60 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Ornithology (Parker-Harris)
2. Move (D.Best)
3. These Foolish Things (Link-Marvell-Strachey)
4. Hymn To The Orient (D.Jordan)
5. Woody 'N You (D.Gillespie)
6. Indiana (Hanley-McDonald)
7. Moonlight In Vermont (Suessedorf-Blackburn)

Stan Getz (ts)
Bob Brookmeyer (tb)
Duke Jordan (p)
Bill Crow (b)
Al Levitt (d)

Recorded live at the Hi-Hat Club, Boston, MA, 1953.

Pat Halcox All Stars - 7th Avenue (1979)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:10:19 | Size: 131.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Flintstones (Bryson/Goldberg/Shows) 3.49
02. Blue & Sentimental (Basie/David/Livingstone) 4.29
03. I’m Gonna Lock My Heart & Throw Away The Key (Eaton/Shand) 3.05
04. China Boy (Winfrey/Boutiljie) 3.07
05. I Wanna Little Girl (Moll/Mencher) 6.30
06. What’s The Racket? (York) 5.06
07. Jeepers Creepers (Warren/Mercer) 2.59
08. You Took Advantage Of Me (Rodgers & Hart) 4.35
09 Three Four The Blues (Parker) 2.25
10 Dusk (Ellington) 4.26
11. 5 O’clock Drag (Ellington/Adamson) 5.41
12. Fidgety Feet (LaRocca/Shields) 8.40
13. Deed I Do (Hirsch/Rose) 9.05
14. Dr. Jazz (Oliver/Melrose) 6.43

Tracks 1-10 at Bray Studios, Windsor, 21 November 1978.
Tracks 11-14 at The Crown Jazz Club, Codsall, 15 July 1978
Track 13 recorded at The Crown Jazz Club, Codsall, 7 July 1979

Bass – Vic Pitt
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John Crocker
Drums – Pete York
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – John McCallum
Piano – Johnny Parker
Trombone – Campbell Burnap
Trumpet – Pat Halcox
Patrick John Halcox (18 March 1930 – 4 February 2013), was an English jazz trumpeter.

Luther Henderson - Clap Hands! With Luther Henderson And His Orchestra (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:25 | Size: 69.56 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Stay As Sweet As You Are
2. Out Of Nowhere
3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
4. Three Little Words
5. The Honey Song
6. Sometimes I'm Happy

Side 2
1. I Love Paris
2. Let's Fall In Love
3. A-Two-At-A-Time
4. Lover, Come Back To Me
5. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley
6. I'll See You Again
Luther Henderson (March 14, 1919 – July 29, 2003) was an American arranger, composer, orchestrator, and pianist best known for his contributions to Broadway musicals.

Keith Jarrett - Personal Mountains (1979)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:21 | Size: 140.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Personal Mountains
2. Prism
3. Oasis
4. Innocence
5. Late Night Willie

Piano, Percussion, Composed By Keith Jarrett
Tenor, Soprano Sax – Jan Garbarek
Bass – Palle Danielsson
Drums – Jon Christensen

Producer – Manfred Eicher
Engineer – Jan Erik Kongshaug

A concert recording, April 1979, in Tokyo; digitally mixed at "Rainbow Studio", Oslo.
"Late Night Willie" is only available on CD.

Label: ECM Records

Andre Previn And J.J. Johnson - Play Kurt Weill (1961)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:12 | Size: 89.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Bilbao-song
2. Barbara-song
3. Overture
4. Seerauberjenny
5. Moritat
6. Surabaya - Johnny
7. Wie Man Sich Bettet
8. Unzulanglichkeit
Label - Columbia

Anre Previn - piano
J. J. Johnson - trombone
Red Mitchell - bass
Frank Capp – drums



Frank Sinatra - Swing Along With Me (1962)

Genre: Jazz, Vocal | Total Time: 33:43 | Size: 68.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01.Falling in Love with Love (1:49)
02.The Curse of an Aching Heart (2:06)
03.Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) (3:05)
04.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (2:56)
05.Love Walked In (2:19)
06.Granada (3:38)
07.I Never Knew (2:14)
08.Don't Be That Way (2:41)
09.Moonlight on the Ganges (3:18)
10.It's a Wonderful World (2:17)
11.Have You Met Miss Jones? (2:30)
12.You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (4:09)
Frank Sinatra - Vocals
Billy May - Arranger, Conductor
Label - Reprise Records
Recorded with Billy May, Sinatra Swings was Frank Sinatra's first straight swing album for Reprise Records. In terms of content and approach, the record is remarkably similar to his final Capitol swing effort, Come Swing with Me. In fact, Capitol thought the album, originally titled Swing Along with Me, was so close in its sound and title that they sued Sinatra. The record label won the suit, and the singer had to change the name of his Reprise album to Sinatra Swings. Of course, that didn't change the actual content of the record. Even though the tone was similar, there were some differences from Come Swing with Me -- the ballads have strings, there are saxophones on the record, and the material is more lighthearted on Sinatra Swings, much like the songs on Come Fly with Me. The restored sense of humor makes Sinatra Swings preferable to Come Swing with Me, even if it doesn't have the concentrated precision of the first two Sinatra/May sets.
~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Lyle Ritz & His Jazz Ukulele - 50th State Jazz (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 37:13 | Size: 83.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Leis Of Jazz (2:48)
2.Rose Room (4:06)
3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (3:33)
4.Blue Hawaii (2:32)
5.Clean From Porterville (2:38)
6.The Song Is You (3:32)
7.Perjazz (2:49)
8.Hana Maui (3:47)
9.Blue Lou (2:53)
10.Skylark (3:20)
11.On The Beach At Waikiki (2:42)
12.Pick-A-Lili (2:26)

Radio Recorders, Hollywood 1959

Lyle Ritz - ukulele
Gene Estes - vibes & marimba
Paul Horn - clarinet, flute, tenor sax
Don Shelton - clarinet, flute, tenor & soprano sax
Bernie Fleischer - clarinet, flute, alto & soprano sax
Gene Cipriano - English horn, flute, tenor & soprano sax
John Bambridge Jr. - bass clarinet, tenor & soprano sax
Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon - bass
Larry Bunker, Frank Capp, Jerry Williams - drums


Lyle Ritz - A Night Of Ukulele Jazz: Live At McCabe's (2000)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:35 | Size: 121.16 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Lulu's Back In Town (4:39)
2.Triste (4:33)
3.Where Or When (4:50)
4.Tonight You Belong To Me (2:26)
5.Bluesette (5:00)
6.The Very Thought Of You (2:44)
7.September Song (2:21)
8.I'll Remember April (6:06)
9.Song Of Anna (4:10)
10.Stompin' At The Savoy (5:44)
11.Joy Spring (5:47)
12.Fly Me To The Moon (6:15)

Lyle Ritz - ukulele
Herb Ohta - ukulele
Richard Simon - bass

Lyle Ritz - No Frills (2006)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:17 | Size: 94.95 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.A Felicidade (4:03)
2.Satin Doll (3:37)
3.Lil' Darlin' (3:53)
4.No Moon At All (3:21)
5.Besame Mucho (3:30)
6.The Girl From Ipanema (4:13)
7.Beginner's Luck (3:18)
8.Rainforest Waltz (3:080
9.Emily (3:40)
10.Blue Monk (3:50)
11.I'm Old Fashioned (3:59)
12.Old In New Mexico (2:45)
AllMusic Review by Adam Greenberg
On No Frills, his fourth studio album (the first two coming in the late '50s), Lyle Ritz makes use of both of his instruments for the first time, being a master of the jazz ukulele but also a regarded sessionman on bass. This album marks the move toward the contemporary in technique, recorded in a spare room on a laptop with the bass added in on a separate track. The playing, though, is somewhat remarkable in its one-shot nature -- there were no retakes, no alterations. Just one pass through a series of jazz standards (and a few originals in the same style). Perhaps because of the limitations of the ukulele itself, the sound is somewhat bare. The bass is only used sparingly, and the tempo is kept relatively slow. What makes the album interesting is largely the arrangements used for these standards. Jobim's "Girl from Ipanema" is re-ordered to begin in the middle sections and go back to the opening chord progressions afterward. Monk's "Blue Monk" is transposed to a different key and given a healthy dose of Hawaiian aesthetics, particularly in the chords. Now that jazz ukulele is more widespread than in Ritz' earlier days (as evidenced by the abilities of new players like Jake Shimabukuro and the re-emergence of older hands like Bill Tapia), this album seems almost quaint in a way. The focus is on the arrangement of the song, rather than the virtuosity that can be applied. That may indeed be the hallmark of Lyle Ritz' playing: holding back to respect the song.

Tony Bennett, Bill Evans - The Tony Bennett - Bill Evans Album (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:54 | Size: 76.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps

1. Young and Foolish (Albert Hague, Arnold B. Horwitt) 3:55
2. The Touch of Your Lips (Ray Noble) 3:57
3. Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) 4:44
4. When in Rome (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) 2:56
5. We'll Be Together Again (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) 4:39
6. My Foolish Heart (Ned Washington, Victor Young) 4:50
7. Waltz for Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) 4:06
8. But Beautiful (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) 3:37
9. Days of Wine and Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) 2:21

Label - Fantasy

Bill Evans - Piano
Tony Bennett - Vocals

Stan Kenton - At Ukiah (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:40 | Size: 178.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. How Deep Is The Ocean
02. Walking Shoes
03. The Nearness Of You
04. Lullaby Of Broadway
05. Where Or When
06. End Of A Love Affair
07. On The Street Where You Live
08. The Way You Look Tonight
09. Jersey Bounce
10. My Funny Valentine
11. Tenderly
12. That Old Feeling
13. More Than You Know
14. I Remember You
15. When I Fall In Love
16. They Didn't Believe Me
17. So In Love
18. All Of You
19. Closing Medley

Alto Sax – Lennie Niehaus
Tenor Sax – Bill Trujillo, John Bonnie
Baritone Sax – Billy Root, Sture Swenson
Trumpet – Bud Brisbois, Frank Huggins, Joe Burnett, Roger Middleton, Rolf Ericson
Trombone – Archie LeCoque, Jimmy Knepper, Kent Larsen
Bass Trombone – Bill Smiley, Jim Amlotte
Bass – Scott LaFaro
Drums – Jerry McKenzie
Piano – Stan Kenton

Recording at County Fair Building, Ukiah, California - 26th February 1959.

Manhattan Jazz Quintet - Manhattan Jazz Quintet (1984)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:04 | Size: 95.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Summertime (Du Bose Heyward, George Gershwin) (9:00)
02. Rosario (David Hatthews) (3:11)
03. Milestones (Miles Davis) (8:26)
04. My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers) (9:22)
05. Airegin (Sonny Rollins) (5:43)
06. Summer Waltz (David Matthews) (4:26)

Lew Soloff - Trumpet;
George Young - Tenor Saxophone;
David Matthews - Piano;
Charnett Moffett - Bass;
Steve Gadd - Drums.

Recorded at A&R Studio, N.Y., July 11, 1984.

Label: CD King Records – K35Y 6014 (Japan 1984) / LP Paddle Wheel – K35Y 6014 (Japan 1984)

June Christy - Fair And Warmer! (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:14 | Size: 65.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. I Want To Be Happy
2. Imagination
3. I've Never Been In Love Before
4. Irresistible You
5. No More
6. Better Luck Next Time

Side 2
1. Let There Be Love
2. When Sunny Gets Blue
3. The Best Thing For You
4. Beware My Heart
5. I Know Why
6. It's Always You

Vocals - June Christy
Alto Saxophone – Bud Shank
Conductor, Arranged By – Pete Rugolo
Tenor Saxophone – Bob Cooper
Trombone – Frank Rosolino
Trumpet – Don Fagerquist

Harold McNair With Ornette Coleman's Sidemen - Affectionate Fink (1965)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:16 | Size: 230.64 MB | FLAC
Side 1
1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Composed By – Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown
2. Here's That Rainy Day
Composed By – Jimmy Van Heusen And Johnny Burke
3. Affectionate Fink
Composed By – Harold McNair

Side 2
1. I Love You
Composed By – Cole Porter
2. Angel Eyes
Composed By – Earl K. Brent, Matt Dennis
3. O Barquino
Composed By – Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Boscoli

Tenor Sax, Flute – Harold McNair
Piano – Alan Branscombe
Contrabass – David Izenzon
Drums – Charles Moffett

Freddie Hubbard - Hub-Tones (1962)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:38 | Size: 138.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. You're My Everything Warren/Young/Dixon
02. Prophet Jennings
03. Hub-Tones
04. Lament For Booker
05. For Spee's Sake
06. You're My Everything [Alternate Take]
07. Hub-Tones [Alternate Take]
08. For Spee's Sake [Alternate Take]

Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, composer
James Spaulding - alto sax, flute
Herbie Hancock - piano
Reginald Workman - bass
Clifford Jarvis – drums

Producer Alfred Lion
Recorded By Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
October 10, 1962

1962 Blue Note BLP 4115, BST 84115 LP, Album
1999 Blue Note 7243 4 99008 2 0 (RVG Edition) CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo

Erroll Garner - Contrasts (1954)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:19 | Size: 66.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. You Are My Sunshine
02. I've Got The World On A String
03. 7-11 Jump
04. Part Time Blues
05. Rosalie
06. In A Mellow Tone
07. Don't Worry Bout Me
08. All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings
09. There's A Small Hotel
10. Misty
11. I've Got To Be A Rugcutter
12. Sweet And Lovely
13. Exactly Like You
Label - Emarcy
Recorded July 1954 in Chicago

Erroll Garner - p
Wyatt Ruther - b
Eugene "Fats" Heard - dr

Enoch Light & His Orchestra - The Sound Of Strings... (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:49 | Size: 75.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. That Old Black Magic (Alen/Mercer)
A2. My Reverie (Clinton)
A3. I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter)
A4. Summertime (Heyward/Gershwin)
A5. I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman/Green)
A6. Long Ago (And Far Away) (Kern/Gershwin)
Side B
B1. Alone Together (Schwartz/Dietz)
B2. They Didn't Believe Me (Kern/Reynolds)
B3. You Go To My Head (Coots/Gillespie)
B4. Manhattan Serenade (Adamson/Alter)
B5. Embraceable You (Gershwin)
B6. Lisa Darling, Lisa Dear (Light/Davies)

Label: Command RS 804 SD

Buck Hill - Impressions (1981)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:26 | Size: 108.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Alone Together (9:22)
02. Penn Station (11:08)
03. Yesterdays (12:08)
04. Impressions (8:56)
05. Spaces (7:54)

Live Northsea Jazz Festival, Holland 1981
Label: SteepleChase Rec.SCCD - 31173

Buck Hill - tenor sax
Reuben Brown - piano
Wilbur Little - bass
Billy Hart - drums

Bobby Forrester - Organist (1972)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:26 | Size: 75.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Uncle Funky
2. Sanford & Son Theme
3. Next Time You See Me
4. Don't Misunderstand
5. Something
6. On Broadway
7. Funky Fly
8. Blues For Razz

Drums – Johnny Kirkwood
Guitar – Elijah Williams, Jr.
Organ – Bobby Forrester

Recorded At Gold Star, Hollywood, Calf.

Billy Tipton - Billy Tipton (1955)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:48 | Size: 81.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. What Is This Thing Called Love
Written-By – Cole Porter
2. Sweet Georgia Brown
Written-By – Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard
3. Don't Blame Me
Written-By – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
4. Begin The Beguine
Written-By – Cole Porter
5. Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Written-By – Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young
6. September In The Rain
Written-By – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
7. Bernie's Tune
Written-By – Bernie Miller, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
8. Take The "A" Train
Written-By – Billy Strayhorn
9. Under A Blanket Of Blue
Written-By – Al Neiburg
10. The Man I Love
Written-By – George Gershwin
11. Perdido
Written-By – Juan Tizol
12. Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ann Ronell

Billy Tipton, piano
Kenny Richards, bass
Dick O'Neil, drums
Billy Lee Tipton (English Billy Lee Tipton, December 29, 1914 - January 21, 1989) is a transsexual, a famous pianist, saxophonist and jazz musician from the United States.

He was born in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma, USA) and was named Dorothy Lucille Tipton (Dorothy Lucille Tipton). In 1933 he obtained his male documents and joined the jazz ensemble, leaving for Kansas City (Missouri).

During the Great Depression and World War II, Billy played with groups of Jack Teagarden and Ross Carlisle. In 1954 he himself became the head of the ensemble "Billy Tipton Trio", in addition to being drummer Dick O'Neill and bass player Ron Kild. The trio lasted more than ten years. Leaving the musician's career, Billy settled in Spokane (Washington), where he began to manage entertainment.

Tipton was married five times. In 1960, his last wife was Kitty Oakes, a dancer from a nightclub. To each of his beloved Billy said that he was in a car accident - that's why he wears a bandage. He also explained by some similar legend the impossibility of having children. Which did not stop him from adopting three boys. Tipton at one time even worked in a children's camp - the commander of a Boy Scout squad. The fact that Billy is biologically a woman was known only to his relatives.

In 1989, he died of a stomach ulcer. The investigating judge opened the truth to the Tipton family. It turns out that neither the colleagues, nor the former wives, nor the sons had no idea about the gender of the person, whose masculinity never occurred to them.

In 1991, folk singer Frank (English Phranc) composed the song "Tipton" in honor of the deceased jazz musician.

In 1999, the writer Diane Wood Middlebrook published a book: "Suitable for me: the double life of Billy Tipton" (English Suits me: the double life of Billy Tipton).

In the US, there is a ladies' jazz ensemble, called "Saxophone Quartet. Billy Tipton ", and recently renamed simply" Tiptons. "


The Ted Brown Trio With Hod O'Brien & Jacques Schols - Free Spirit (1987)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:17 | Size: 151.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Relaxin' At Camarillo
2. Darn That Dream
3. Lester Leaps In
4. Trane's Slo Blues
5. Smog Eyes
6. Yardbird Suite
7. Body And Soul
8. Lover, Come Back To Me

Ted Brown (tenor saxophone)
Hod O'Brien (piano)
Jacques Schols (bass)

Recording information: 
Cristofori, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (10/10/1987)

Max Groove - City People (1981)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:43 | Size: 92.16 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Sun Goddess
A2. Water Colours
A3. Bananas
A4. Empathesia
Side B
B1. City People
B2. Essence
B3. Stalker

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Sean Winthrop (A4)
Bass Guitar [Acoustic], Bass Guitar [Electric] – Max Berry
Cello – Rick Huyett (A4)
Congas, Timbales, Percussion – Greg Allen
Drums, Percussion – Emmett Lee
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer – Brian Hohmann
Saxophone – Sean Winthrop (B2)
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Tom Lynn (A2)
Synthesizer [Tech.] – Mike Green
Vocals – Debra Johnson Smith (B3)

Label: Matinee Records

John Price - The John Price Sound Of Broadway (1966)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:14 | Size: 68.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I Believe In You
02. A Room Without Windows
03. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
04. Where Am I Going?
05. The Sound Of Music
06. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
07. Ribbons Down My Back
08. Night Song
09. Brotherhood Of Man
10. The Sweetest Sounds
11. There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
12. People

John Price - piano
William H. Montgomery - bass
Ben Barth - drums

Recorded in RCA Victor's Music Center of The World, Hollywood, California 1966.

Joe Albany - An Evening With Joe Albany 2 (1973)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:44 | Size: 139.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
02. Isn't It Romantic
03. Time On My Hands
04. These Foolish Things
05. You're Blasé
06. Over The Rainbow
07. Jitterbug Waltz
08. Would You Like To Take A Walk
09. Penthouse Serenade
10. Imagination
11. Lush Life
12. What Is There To Say?
13. My Ideal
14. When A Woman Loves A Man
15. Old Old Friends
16. Ain't Misbehavin'
17. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans
18. Nature Boy
19. Why Was I Born?
20. Dearly Beloved
21. Long Ago And Far Away
22. I'm Old Fashioned
23. C. C. Rider
24. Lullaby Of The Leaves
25. I'm In The Mood For Love

Joe Albany - solo piano

Recorded Live, "Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1, 1973.

Hidehiko Matsumoto & His Quintet - Modern Jazz (1960)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 36:13 | Size: 82.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Marina
Written-By – Rocco Granata 4:27
2. The Five Pennies
Written-By – Sylvia Fine 4:00
3. I'll Remember April
Written-By – Don Raye, Gene DePaul 4:41
4. Bali-Hi
Written-By – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers 3:46
5. Temptation
Written-By – Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown 4:48
6. Moonlight Serenade
Written-By – Mitchell Parish 4:14
7. Volare
Written-By – Domenico Modugno 5:26
8. I'll Remember You
Written-By – Johnny Mercer 3:41
Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto (1926-2000) was one of the best jazz sax players in Japan. His nickname was given by an American soldier when he was playing in a US military camp after the war. A true giant on tenor and flute, his contributions to the jazz industry of Japan were many and recognized by many awards and honors.

Chuck Hedges & Johnny Varro Trio - Skylark (1983)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:27 | Size: 83.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.When Your Smiling (4:31)
2.Here's That Rainy Day (3:58)
3.Autumn Leaves (4:14)
4.Round Midnight (3:33)
5.Have You Met Miss Jones? (4:08)
6.Jitterbug Waltz (3:57)
7.There Will Never Be Another You (4:26)
8.Skylark (4:07)
9.I Found A New Baby (4:53)

Recorded In Hollywood, CA.
June 3,1983.Label: Delmark

Chuck Hedges - clarinet
Johnny Varro - piano
Ray Leatherwood - bass
Gene Estes - drums

Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:03 | Size: 108.19 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Dizzy Moods (Mingus)
2. Ysabel’s Table Dance (Mingus)
3. Tijuana Gift Shop (Mingus)
4. Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians) (Mingus)
5. Flamingo (Anderson, Grouya)
6. A Colloquial Dream (Scenes In The City) (Mingus)

Charles Mingus: bass, vocals
Clarence (Gene) Shaw: trumpet
Jimmy Knepper: trombone
Shafi Hadi (Curtis Porter): alto and tenor saxophone
Bill Triglia: piano
Dannie Richmond: drums
Frankie Dunlop: percussion, castanets (2)
Ysabel Morel: vocals, handclaps, castanets (2)
Lonnie Elder: voices, narration (6)

Recorded: July 18 and August 6, 1957, New York City.

Original Release: 1962
Original Label: RCA Victor

Remastered: May 22, 2007


The Sextet Of Orchestra USA - Mack The Knife (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:54 | Size: 110.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Alabama Song 5:17
2. Havana Song 6:19
3. As You Make Your Bed 5:26

Side 2
1. Mack The Knife
Written-By – Brecht, Weill, Blitzstein 5:04
2. Bilbao Song 3:43
3. Barbara Song
Written-By – Brecht, Weill, Blitzstein 5:06
4. Pirate Jenny 3:34
Bonus tracks:
Mack The Knife (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Marc Blitzstein 4:50
Bilbao Song (Alternate Take) 3:45
Pirate Jenny (Alternate Take) 4:23
Bonus tracks (CD - The Sextet Of Orchestra USA Featuring Eric Dolphy ‎– Theatre Music Of Kurt Weill)
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet – Eric Dolphy (tracks: 1 to 3), Jerome Richardson (tracks: 4 to 10)
Bass – Richard Davis
Cornet – Thad Jones (tracks: 4 to 10)
Drums – Connie Kay
Guitar – Jimmy Raney (tracks: 4 to 10)
Piano – John Lewis (tracks: 1 to 3)
Producer, Liner Notes – George Avakian
Trumpet – Nick Travis (tracks: 1 to 3)
Trumpet [Bass], Arranged By, Directed By – Mike Zwerin
Written-By – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
Recorded on January 10, 1964 at A&R Studios, New York City (A1 to A3) & June 1, 1964 at Webster Hall, New York City (B1 to B4)
The Sextet of Orchestra U.S.A. is a part of a cooperative chamber ensemble of some forty musicians who were assembled by John Lewis, musical director of The Modern Jazz Quartet, in the fall of 1961 for the purpose of forming the first permanent orchestra capable of playing every kind of music from early classical to contemporary (including jazz as well as non jazz).

Ted Heath And His Music - America Swings Coast To Coast (1964)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 32:59 | Size: 73.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. St. Louis Blues
02. Charleston
03. (I Left My Heart) In San Francisco
04. Chicago
05. Manhattan Serenade
06. Alabamy Bound
07. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
08. Oh Susannah!
09. Moonlight In Vermont
10. Lullaby Of Broadway
11. Alllentown Jail
12. Jersey Bounce

Reuben Brown & Richie Cole - Starburst (1976)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:46 | Size: 84.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Starburst (5:09)
2. Night Of The Dawn (4:40)
3. One Less Bell To Answer (5:13)
4. Common Touch (5:45)
5. Confirmation (6:28)
6. Tokyo Rose Sings The Blues (5:58)
7. Lucy & Desi (5:41)

Reuben Brown - piano & electric piano
Richie Cole - alto saxophone
Marshall Hawkins - bass
Bernard Sweetney - drums
Abu Richard Spencer - perc.

Oliver Nelson - Screamin' The Blues (1960)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:52 | Size: 160.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1 Screamin' The Blues 11:01
A2 March On, March On Esmond Edwards 5:03
A3 The Drive 5:52
Side B
B1 The Meetin' 6:44
B2 Three Seconds 6:27
B3 Alto-Itis 4:59
Oliver Nelson (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet, alto saxophone)
Richard Williams (trumpet)
Richard Wyands (piano)
George Duvivier (upright bass)
Roy Haynes (drums)
Composed by Oliver Nelson
Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey - May 27th 1960
New Jazz NJLP 8243
Prestige ST-8324
1961 Esquire (E) 32-148 UK
Screamin' the Blues is an apt description of the soloists' approach on this 1960 session, here reissued as an RVG remaster, the first of three matching leader Oliver Nelson with avant-gardist Eric Dolphy. Although not as well-known as Nelson's masterpiece, Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961), the date is characterized, above all, by "generosity" on the part of all three principals, including the underrated trumpeter Richard Williams. Nelson's tenor solo on the title tune is the equivalent of an operatic tenor aria full-throated, dramatic, played to the back row. It alone is testimony to the remarkable player he was before putting the horn aside and arranging for everyone from Ringo Starr to Thelonious Monk to opera diva Rise Stevens. Add to these activities his film scores for Last Tango in Paris, Lady Sings the Blues, and Alfie, with a sound-track featuring Sonny Rollins, and you begin to wonder less at why he died so young than how he accomplished so much in his forty-three years. On both tenor and alto Nelson favored a pure but powerful sound. His vibrato spins tightly and he's forward on the beat, but otherwise the decisiveness and absolute assurance with which he "sticks" every note is prime-time Dexter Gordon. Moreover, he thinks like a composer constructing solos with a beginning, middle, and end, each musical narrative culminating in a majestic but hard-earned climax. As harmonically grounded as he is, no player is more averse to "running the changes"; in fact, Nelson incorporates the principle of tension and release practically to the extreme. He will repeat an identical phrase derived from a chord's "extension notes" to the point of discomfort before relinquishing it to the harmonic mainstream. Especially striking examples are his solos on "Perdido (Soul Battle, 1960) and "Mainstem (Mainstem, 1961). Following the stentorian statements of Nelson's tenor and Williams' trumpet on the title tune, Dolphy's squawking bass clarinet sounds like an odd duck. But once moving to alto for "March On, March On" he reveals the aggressive technique and bold harmonies that caused Nelson, a harmonic experimenter and virtuoso player in his own right, to see in Dolphy an adventurous musical soul and kindred spirit, someone capable of pushing the leader to greater risks and potentially greater rewards. Dolphy remains on alto for the next five tunes, frequently raising the bar for Nelson, whose musical-emotional rhetoric, fueled by Dolphy's range-busting top tones and volcanic technique, is not about to give an inch.

After a particularly blistering solo by the guest alto player on the leader's "Alto-itis," Nelson starts his solo tenuously, as though planning his attack carefully before executing with breathtaking surgical precision, leaving the "screamin'" to the entire ensemble on the out chorus. Sounding no less eruptive than the Count Basie band from the Wyands-Duvivier-Haynes power plant to the three explosive horns each impersonating an entire section it's a fitting finale by musicians for whom feeling blue is an occasion for celebrating. ~ Samuel Chell

Mundell Lowe - Guitar Moods (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:08 | Size: 76.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Speak Low
02. We'll Be Together Again
03. Memories Of You
04. Ill Wind
05. You Don't Know What Love Is
06. I Dream Too Much
07. June In January
08. I'll Take Romance
09. It's So Peaceful In The Country
10. Our Waltz
11. I'm Old Fashioned
12. Goodbye

Mundell Lowe - Guitar
Trigger Alpert - Bass (1 to 9, 11, 12)
Ed Shaughnessy -Drums (1 to 9, 11, 12)
Al Klink - Flute (4,9, bass clarinet (1)
Phil Bodner - Oboe (3), English horn (6,7,12)

Recorded at Van Gelder's Studio, Hackensack, NJ; February 20, March 2 and 9, 1956.

Recorded at Van Gelder's Studio, Hackensack, NJ; February 20, March 2 and 9, 1956.

Laurindo Almeida - Laurindo Almeida Trio (1978)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:49 | Size: 70.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Samba Medley: Baia, Maria & Brazil (5:17)
2. O Barquinho (Little Boat) (4:07)
3. The Busy Bee (1:31)
4. Canto De Ossanha (Chant Of Ossanya) (5:30)
5. Samba Triste (3:15)
6. Escadoo (3:06)
7. Air On A G String (4:50)
8. Dorival (5:05)

Label: Dobre - DR - 1024

Laurindo Almeida - guitar
Bob Magnusson - bass
Alex Acuna - percussion

John Windhurst - Jazz At Columbus Ave (1955)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:15 | Size: 88.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Back In Your Own Backyard
Written-By – Jolson, Rose, Dreyer
2. You Do Something To Me
Written-By – Porter
3. Memphis Blues
Written-By – Handy
4. Strut Miss Lizzie
Written-By – Creamer, Layton

Side 2
1. Lover Come Back To Me
Written-By – Hammerstein, Romberg
2. Georgia On My Mind
Written-By – Carmichael
3. When You're Smiling
Written-By – Goodwin, Shay, Fisher

Bass – Buell Neidlinger
Drum – Walter Gifford
Piano – Bud Blacklock, Jim Andrews
Tenor Saxophone – Hamilton Carson
Trumpet – John Windhurst
John Henry Windhurst (November 5, 1926 - October 2, 1981) was a jazz trumpet player, who played primarily in the swing, big-band, and dixieland styles. Windhurst was a self-taught musician and known for his solos; he considered Bix Beiderbecke, Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, and Bunny Berigan among his influences. His playing style was considered to be a mixture of the delicate playing style of Bobby Hackett with his own feathery vibrato and mobility. Ruby Braff has cited Windhurst as one of his biggest inspirations as a jazz artist.

John Hicks Trio - Hells Bells (1975)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:30 | Size: 88.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Hells Bells [09:41]
2. Avojca [08:40]
3. Yemenja [10:47]
4. Angies Tune [09:22]

Bass – Clint Houston
Drums – Cliff Barbaro
Piano – John Hicks

Written-By – John Hicks (tracks: 2 to 4)

Recorded May 21, 1975, London, England

Originally released on Strata-East Records in 1980.

Jo Stafford - Jo + Jazz (1960)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:52 | Size: 96.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1 Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me) 2:56
A2 For You 2:55
A3 Midnight Sun 4:37
A4 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 3:22
A5 The Folks Who Live On The Hill 3:33
A6 I Didn't Know About You 3:29
Side B
B1 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry 3:08
B2 Dream Of You 2:47
B3 Imagination 3:49
B4 S'posin' 2:48
B5 Day Dream 4:36
B6 I've Got The World On A String 3:36

Columbia ‎– CL 1561

Don Rendell et Bobby Jaspar - Recontre A Paris (1955)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 26:53 | Size: 66.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01 Pot Luck (Mandell)
02 Olympia (Chevallier)
03 Dave's Blues (Amram)
04 Kingfish (Holman)
05 Thou Swell (Gershwin)
06 A Long Way from Home (Amram)

Dave Amram - french horn
Don Rendell - tenor
Bobby Jaspar - tenor
Maurice Vander - piano
Sacha Distel - guitar
Guy Pedersen - bass
Mak Kak - drums

Recorded March 17 1955
B. 4 March 1926, Plymouth, Devon, England. Rendell began playing alto saxophone as a child but later switched to tenor. He played in a number of dance bands during the late 40s, and in 1950 became a member of John Dankworth’s septet. After leaving Dankworth in 1953 he formed his own small group but also worked with bands led by Tony Crombie, Ted Heath and others. In 1956 he joined Stan Kenton for a European tour, appearing on Live At The Albert Hall. In the late 50s he played with Woody Herman. During the 60s Rendell was again leading his own bands, featuring musicians such as Graham Bond, Michael Garrick and Ian Carr, with whom he was co-leader of a successful band. The four albums he recorded with Carr are highly recommended. Rendell has also recorded with Stan Tracey (The Latin American Caper), and Neil Ardley (Greek Variations). A fluent improviser, with hints of post-bop styling overlaying a deep admiration for the earlier work of Lester Young, Rendell has long been one of the most admired of British jazz artists. For many years he has been tireless in the promotion of jazz through his activities as a sought-after teacher.

Cannonball Adderley - Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (1955)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:56 | Size: 89.83 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Cannonball
2 Willows
3 Everglade
4 Cynthia's In Love
5 The Song Is You
6 Hurricane Connie
7 Purple Shades
8 Rose Room
9 Fallen Feathers
10 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Recorded July and August 1955 at Capitol Studios, New York City: tracks 4-7 on July 21; tracks 1, 3, and 10 on July 29; tracks 2, 8, and 9 on August 5.

Mercury ‎– BT-1312

Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
Arranged By – Quincy Jones
Baritone Saxophone – Cecil Payne
Bass – Paul Chambers (3)
Cornet – Nat Adderley
Drums – Kenny Clarke (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 10), Max Roach (tracks: 2, 8, 9)
Piano – John Williams (5)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Jerome Richardson
Trombone – J.J. Johnson (tracks: 1 to 3, 8 to 10), James Cleveland (tracks: 4 to 7)

Bobby Shew - Class Reunion (1979)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:50 | Size: 90.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Class Reunion (5:18)
2. A Child Is Born (8:00)
3. Kachina (6:57)
4. Run Away (7:35)
5. She's Gone Again (8:46)
6. Navarro Flats (4:07)

At Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood 1979

Bobby Shew - trumpet & flugelhorn
Gordon Brisker - tenor sax & flute
Bill Mays - piano & Fender Rhodes
Bob Magnusson - bass
Steve Schaeffer - drums

Bjarne Nerem - How Long Has This Been Going On (1971)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:32 | Size: 88.51 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Soon (03:05)
02. How Long Has This Been Going On (04:13)
03. Stumblin' (02:14)
04. A Sunbonnet Blue (02:39)
05. Yesterdays (03:25)
06. It's Alright With Me (03:47)
07. Lesterdays (02:40)
08. Polka Dots And Moonbeams (03:38)
09. Don't Worry About Me (04:21)
10. Limehouse Blues (03:05)
11. Alone Together (03:16)
12. Stealin' Apples (02:38)

Bass – Sture Nordin
Cello – Olle Gustafsson
Drums – Rolf Svensson
Guitar – Rune Larsson, Sten Carlberg
Organ – Kjell Ohman
Piano – Lars Sjosten, Rolf Larsson
Tenor Saxophone – Bjarne Nerem
Viola – Lars Arvinder
Violin – Anders Dahl, Harry Teike

Recorded at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden. January 7 & 8, 1971.


Weather Report - Astor Theatre, Reading, PA (1978)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 2:08:42 | Size: 288.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
CD 1:
01. Black Market
02. Scarlet Woman
03. Young And Fine
04. The Pursuit Of The Woman In The Feathered Hat
05. A Remark You Made
06. River People
07. Thanks For The Memory
08. Slang

CD 2:
01. Mr. Gone
02. In A Silent Way
03. Waterfall
04. Teen Town
05. Zawinul Solo - Zawinul & Shorter Duo
06. Birdland - Band Introduction
07. Erskine Solo
08. Elegant People
09. Badia
Label - bootleg

Joe Zawinul – keyboards
Wayne Shorter – saxophone
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Peter Erskine - drums
Astor Theater was a historic movie theater located at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted architect William Harold Lee in the Art Deco style, and built in 1928. The theater seated 2,478. It operated until 1975, then demolished in 1998 for the Sovereign Center arena. Some architectural details, such as the ornate chandelier and gates, were salvaged from the Astor Theatre and recycled in the Sovereign Center.
~ wiki
This recording appears to be a soundboard but the info that came with it did not confirm this. There are Youtube videos of this show with poor visual quality but great sound than claims the sound came direct from the front-of-house mix board, engineered by Brian Risner. This may be from that source. Anyway it is good stuff, from one of the greatest jazz fusion bands ever. ©

Teddy Wilson, Marian McPartland - Elegant Piano (1970)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:40 | Size: 87.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Bluesette
02. Cottage For Sale
03. Lover Man
04. Just One Of Those Things
05. Blues For Six
06. Quiet Nights
07. Slowly Into Evenings
08. Shiny Stockings
09. Four-In-Hand Blues
10. Love

Marian McPartland (tracks: 02)
Teddy Wilson (tracks: 03, 05, 07,10)
Duet (tracks 01, 04,.06, 08, 09)

Recorded in the spring of 1970.

Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights And Brazilian Guitars (1966)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 27:55 | Size: 63.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Girl From Ipanema
02. Manha De Carnival (Theme From "Black Orpheus")
03. Meditation (Meditacao)
04. Here Lies Love
05. Ho-Ba-La-La
06. Bim-Bom
07. Desafinado
08. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
09. One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
10. These Are The Ways Of Love
11. O Barquinho (Little Boat)

Bass – Joe Mondragon
Bells – Frank Flynn
Conductor, Arranged By, Producer – Jack Marshall
Guitar – Al Hendrikson, Bob Bain, Howard Roberts, Jack Marshall (tracks: 02, 05, 11), Laurindo Almeida, Rosinha De Valença, Tommy Tedesco, Tony Rizzo
Guitar [Jazz Guitar Solo] – Howard Roberts
Guitar [Solo] – Laurindo Almeida (tracks: 04, 10)
Percussion – Milton Holland, Shelly Manne

Recording Date 1966.

Barney Kessel - Easy Like (1953/56)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:11 | Size: 98.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Easy Like (Barney Kessel)
2. Tenderly (Walter Gross)
3. Lullaby Of Birdland (Shering-Weiss)
4. What Is There To Say (Harburg-Duke)
5. Bernardo (Barney Kessel)
6. Vicky's Dream (Barney Kessel)
7. Salute To Charlie Christi (Barney Kessel)
8. That's All (Haynes-Brandt)
9. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Duke Ellington)
10. Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington)
11. April In Paris (Harburg-Duke)
12. North Of The Border (Barney Kessel)
13. Easy Like (Alternate Take) (Barney Kessel)
14. Noth Of The Border (Alternate Take) (Barney Kessel)

Barney Kessel - guitar
Buddy Collette - flute & alto sax (1, 8, 11-14)
Bud Shank - flute & alto sax (2-7, 9, 10)
Claude Williamson - piano (1, 8, 11-14)
Arnold Ross - piano (2-7, 9, 10)
Red Mitchell - bass (1, 8, 11-14)
Harry Babasin - bass (2-7, 9, 10)
Shelly Manne - drums


Bill Evans Trio featuring Stan Getz - But Beautiful (1974)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:41 | Size: 145.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01  Grandfather's Waltz 7:45
02  Stan's Blues 5:32
03  But Beautiful 5:26
04  Emily 5:26
05  Lover Man 7:50
06  Funkallero 6:18
07  The Peacocks 6:47
08  You And The Night And The Music 7:24
09  See-Saw 6:22
10  The Two Lonely People 7:58
Bill Evans, piano
Stan Getz, tenor saxophone
Eddie Gomez, bass
Marty Morell, drums
Format: Compilation, live
Recording Date: Aug 9 & 16, 1974
Label: Milestone
Aside from a series of studio sessions a decade earlier for Verve, this CD represents the only other meeting featuring Stan Getz with pianist Bill Evans. Originally issued by the notorious bootleg label Jazz Door with six selections from a Laren, Holland concert in 1974, Milestone acquired the masters for a legitimate release and added four bonus tunes from a concert in Antwerp, Belgium a week later. Getz meshes almost perfectly with Evans' trio (with bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell), with only one sore spot: Getz ignored the pianist's request not to play the under-rehearsed “Stan's Blues,” which provoked Evans into quickly dropping out and signaling his sidemen to avoid solos of their own. But the remaining tracks are all invigorating, particularly Evans' brisk “Funkallero” and the lush take of Jimmy Rowles' ballad “The Peacocks.” It seems a shame that there were not additional opportunities for Getz and Evans to work together on other occasions, but it is possible that their strong personalities would have clashed. Highly recommended! ~ AllMusic.com

This is the second and most successful of the recorded musical meetings between two giants. The first was a 1964 studio session that, for various reasons, didn't click; “But Beautiful,” on the other hand, is a 1974 European concert recording kept in the vaults until 1995.  It's a strong outing by Getz (don't be thrown by previous reviews) but a rather tentative, uneven offering on Bill's part.

There's some extra-musical drama unfolding during the concert. Bill was miffed when Stan, despite earlier assurances, launched into an unannounced, unrehearsed blues, “Stan's Blues,” for the second number of the set. As a result, he sat impassively at the piano, refusing to play and even forbidding Eddie Gomez to take a bass solo. Under the circumstances, Getz carries on practically heroically, taking the tune entirely upon his own shoulders and submitting a series of inventive, grooving choruses in F. The next tune is “But Beautiful,” and Bill does something I've never heard him do on record: he loses track of the chord progression for the last eight bars of the song during Getz's solo!

After this halting beginning, the foursome settles down, with Bill's trio turning in an uncharacteristically swinging, straightahead set behind the irrepressible Stan, especially on a driving “Funkallero.” Then immediately following “The Peacocks” Stan more than makes amends to Bill, offering him a big bouquet of musical roses in the form of an unaccompanied “Happy Birthday” (it was the day of Bill's 44th). ~ Samuel Chell

Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron - Just Wailin' (1958)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:07 | Size: 73.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Minor Groove
02. Gospel Truth
03. Blue Echoes
04. Trinidad
05. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
06. Blue Dip

Herbie Mann (flute)
Charlie Rouse (tenor sax)
Mal Waldron (piano)
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
George Joyner (bass)
Art Taylor (drums)

This recording emphasizes (although does not stick exclusively to) the blues. The sextet has impressive players (flutist Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse on tenor, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist George Joyner and drummer Art Taylor) and the material (originals by Waldron, Burrell and Calvin Massey in addition to a brief "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid") is reasonably challenging but the musicians never really come together as a group. The straightahead jam session has its strong moments and, as long as one keeps their expectations low, the music will be enjoyable despite the lack of major sparks. ~ Scott Yanow