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2017/04/18

Unity / Byron Morris - Blow Thru Your Mind (LP-1974)


Genre: Jazz / Free Improvisation | Total Time: 37:30 | Size: 387.79 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 - Kitty Bey .... 12:25
A2 - Ether .... 6:20

Side B
B1 - Reunion .... 11:40
B2 - Transcendental Lullaby .... 7:00

Personnel:
Byron Morris – baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
Vince McEwan – trumpet
Mike Kull – piano
Jay Clayton – vocals
Milton Suggs – bass
Abdush Shahid – drums
Tony Waters – percussion, congas, maracas


Label: E.P.I. Records – EPI-02
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1974
Style: Free Improvisation, Modal
Recorded on December 30, 1973, at Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, NY.
Cover [Cover Art] – John Blazeski
Photos By – Gerald Wise
Photography By [Photo Consult] – Peter Hurd
Layout – Betty Morris
Mixed By – Byron Morris, Ron Carran
Producer – Byron Morris, Gerald Wise
Matrix / Runout (Side A): EPI-02-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): EPI-02-B

The music on this LP is excellent. A major departure from the dissonant free jazz that Morris explored on 1969's Unity session, Blow Thru Your Mind contains modal post-bop that is melodic and relatively accessible. This is a very spiritual album; a lot of spirituality goes into the solos of Morris and trumpeter Vincent McEwan, as well as the ethereal vocals of female singer Jay Clayton (who is featured on tracks like "Ether," "Reunion," and "Transcendental Lullaby"). Blow Thru Your Mind is enthusiastically recommended to anyone who is seriously into modal jazz...

Byron Morris and Unity released Blow Through Your Mind originally in the US in 1974.
The LP was recorded a year earlier at Minot Sound Studios in White Plains, New York. This studio was a favorite with many independent Jazz groups at this time -- for instance, many recordings for the independent Strata East Records, co-owned by Stanley Cowell and Charles Tolliver, were made here. Unity was formed with similar values, aims and objectives of many similar groups at the time, as the name suggests. Uniquely, it managed to match the musical and spiritual searching of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Ornette Coleman alongside an equally experimental New York art-music dimension that was brought into the group by vocalist Jay Clayton, who has performed with, amongst many others, Steve Reich. With bassist Milton Suggs having played in Sun Ra's Arkestra, and Byron Morris studied with Ornette Coleman and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, it is possible to see the path that makes up 'Kitty Bey', twelve minutes of musical intensity, that sounds like nothing else ever recorded.
Kitty Bey was originally featured on Universal Sounds Of America on Soul Jazz. Originally released on Unity's own EPI label and distributed by hand, this record has remained an underground classic recording for over 25 years?......

Note:
Blow Thru Your Mind, which first came out on vinyl in 1974, was EPI's second release. In 2002, Blow Thru Your Mind and Morris' next album, Vibrations, Themes and Serenades, were both reissued on CD by Céleste Music (a Japanese label). But those Céleste reissues weren't the first time that Morris' '70s recordings had been heard on CD; in 1994, Morris combined material from Blow Thru Your Mind and Vibrations.
Unfortunately, all of these re-releases have long ago are out-of-print.
 

Shamek Farrah - First Impressions (LP-1974)


Genre: Jazz / Soul-Jazz | Total Time: 35:03 | Size: 316.29 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 - Meterologicly Tuned .... 11:20
A2 - Watch What Happens Now .... 5:43

Shamek Farrah – alto saxophone
Norman Person – trumpet
Kasa Mu-Barak – piano
Milton Suggs – bass
Clay Herndon – drums, percussion


Side B
B1 - Umoja Suite .... 7:26
B2 - First impressions .... 10:30

Shamek Farrah – alto saxophone
Norman Person – trumpet
Sonelius Smith – piano
Milton Suggs – bass
Ron Warwell – drums
Kenny Harper – percussion
Calvert "Bo" Satter-White – conga


Label: Strata-East – SES-7412
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1974
Style: Soul-Jazz, Contemporary, Free Jazz
Recorded and mixed at Sound Ideas Studio, New York City.
Artwork [Graphics] – Jerry Harris
Photography By [Liner Photo] – Richard Hinson
Engineer [Recording] – Geoff Daking, George Klabin
Producer – Shamek Farrah / Janfar Productions
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): SES-7412-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): SES-7412-B

Fantastic piece of free improvised groove jazz. The players are kind of doing there solos together at the same time, but never loose touch to that bassline groove, outstanding, free, but never too free, just really soulful interaction and a mysterious ancient vibe to it.

One of the hardest to find records on Strata East, and one of the best – a darkly-crafted session of pure beauty, one that lives up to all the best promise of the label! The tracks are long, the sound is bold, and the whole thing moves at a pace that none of the bigger jazz labels were matching at the time – the most righteous, most expressive side of jazz in the mid 70s! Alto player Shamek Farrah is at the lead of a unique group that features Norman Person on trumpet, Milton Suggs on bass, and Sonelius Smith on piano – plus lots of additional drums and percussion, especially on side two of the album, which features some really righteous numbers! Titles include the massive bass sample track "First Impressions" – a symphony of dark, descending chord structures – plus "Meterologicly Tuned", "Watch What Happens Now", and "Umoja Suite". Incredible good!
 

Keno Duke / Contemporaries - Sense Of Values (LP-1974)


Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 41:42 | Size: 407.28 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 - Sense Of Values .... 4:48
A2 - Mirage .... 9:25
A3 - Tibiron .... 5:50

Side B
B1 - Too Late, Fall Back Baby .... 7:00
B2 - D.R.T.  .... 8:16
B3 - Bajan-Bajan .... 6:12

Keno Duke – drums, percussion
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
Harold Mabern – piano
Lisle Atkinson – bass
Frank Strozier – flute, alto saxophone


Label: Strata-East – SES-7416
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1974
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Modal, Hard Bop
Recorded, mixed and edited at Minot Studios, White Plains, N.Y.
Graphics – Theodore Plair
Painting [Cover] – Roland Bloch
Photography By – Manos Angelakis
Engineer – Ron Carran
Produced by Ja Co Productions
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): SES-7416-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): SES-7416-B

KENO DUKE – Sense of Values (1974) Strata-East-7416.  An amazing modal / spiritual session the great drummer Keno Duke joined by Harold Mabern on piano, George Coleman on tenor sax, Lisle Atkinson on bass and Frank Strozier on alto sax and flute. This is a rare and sought-after release on the great Strata-East Records label.

Sustained rhythmic momentum was never a problem for Keno Duke's jazz quintet, Contemporaries, on this album you will enjoy in selections that were brimming with imagination, color and solo excitement.
Man for man, the group is exceptionally strong. It has two outstanding and contrasting saxophonists—George Coleman, a tenor saxophonist who is a solid, consistent follower of the John Coltrane style, and Frank Strozier, an altoist whose clean, precisely shaped notes and flowing phrases sound like a nineteen-seventies Jimmy Dorsey. Harold Mabern has long been a pianist with a startling manner of overwhelming the piano in his solos and providing unusually strong background for other soloists, here surely complemented by Lisle Atkinson on bass and Mr. Duke on drums.
When their talents were applied to the fresh, provocative lines and harmonies of such pieces as “Mirage”, “Too Late, Fall Back Baby”, "D.R.T." or "Bajan-Bajan", they produced jazz that sparkled with vitality and gave Mr. Mabern and Mr. Strozier stimulating showcases for their solo talents. These performances maintained so high and distinctive a level. This is a beautiful spiritual jazz.
 

Harold Vick - Don't Look Back (LP-1974)


Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 36:32 | Size: 336.03 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1 - Don't Look Back .... 6:04
A2 - Melody for Bu .... 7:22
A3 - Senor Zamora .... 5:40

Side B
B1 - Stop and Cop .... 6:38
B2 - Lucille .... 9:20
B3 - Prayer .... 1:05

All compositions by Harold Vick

Personnel:
Harold Vick – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Virgil Jones – trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks A1-A3)
Kiane Zawadi – euphonium (tracks A1-A3)
Joe Bonner – electric piano, piano, percussion, tuba
George Davis – guitar, flute (tracks A1-B1)
Sam Jones – bass (tracks A1-B2)
Billy Hart – drums, percussion (tracks A1-B2)
Jimmy Hopps – percussion (track B1)


Label: Strata-East – SES-7431
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1974
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Modal, Hard Bop
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Generation Sound Studio, New York City.
Album Design, Art Supervision – Creative Hands, Inc.
Photography – Jim Dunn
Engineer [Recording] – Eddie Korvin
Mastered By – David Crawford
Mixed By – Tony May
Produced – Harold Vick / Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): SES-7431-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): SES-7431-B

"Don't Look Back" is an album led by American saxophonist Harold Vick recorded in 1974 and released on the Strata-East label.

This is one of my favourite Strata-East albums and a complete joy to listen to. There's something unique about Harold Vick's saxaphone sound that made me want to look deeper into his career.
"Don't Look Back" was recorded and released in the wake of Harold Vick's recovery from a heart attack, which may partially explain the passion with which he approaches his playing throughout.

One of the best-ever Strata East sessions! The album's a masterfully conceived session by reed player Harold Vick – best known to the world as the funky tenorist from albums by John Patton and Jack McDuff in the 60s, but emerging here as an incredibly sensitive soul jazz player, capable of turning out some incredibly sophisticated and emotional compositions. Vick produced and wrote all the material on the album, and other players include Joe Bonner, Virgil Jones, and Sam Jones. The record's darn tough to find, and is a treasure all the way through. Titles include "Don't Look Back", "Melody For Bu", "Stop & Cop", "Senor Zamora"  and "Lucille".
 

2017/04/10

Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground (1967-68)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 31:43 | Size: 71.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side A
A1. Wind Song
A2. Georgia On My Mind
A3. The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
A4. Down Here On The Ground
A5. Up And At It
 
Side B
B1. Goin' On To Detroit
B2. I Say A Little Prayer For You
B3. When I Look In Your Eyes
B4. Know It All (Quem Diz Que Sabe)
B5. Theme From The Fox

Arranged By, Conductor – Don Sebesky (A1 to A3, B5 to B3, B5), Eumir Deodato (A4, B4)
Bass – Ron Carter
Cello – George Ricci
Flute, Oboe – George Marge, Hubert Laws, Romeo Penque
Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Percussion – Bobby Rosengarden, Ray Barretto
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
Viola – Emanuel Vardi
Violin – Gene Orloff, Raoul Poliakin


Recorded December 20, 21, 1967 and January 22, 26, 1968 at Van Gelder Studio.

Label: A&M Records.
 

The Billy Taylor Septet - Brazilian Beat (1960's)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:21 | Size: 66.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Bossa Nova In New York (2:22)
02. A Secret (2:51)
03. Don't Every Say We're Through (3:04)
04. Little Butterfly (2:14)
05. Give Me A Reason (2:21)
06. Your Smile (2:30)
07. Patches (2:02)
08. From The Top Of The Hill (2:56)
09. Brazilian Beat (2:31)
10. Toy Bird (1:40)
11. My Love (2:13)
12. What's Happening (2:07)

Sesac Recordings ‎– N 3303/04
 

Joe Henderson With The Wynton Kelly Trio - Four! (1968)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:42 | Size: 170.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Four
3. On The Trail
4. Star Dust / Old Folks
5. On Green Dolphin Street
6. The Theme

Personnel: Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone; Wynton Kelly – piano; Paul Chambers – bass; Jimmy Cobb – drums.

Recorded April 21, 1968 at the Left Bank Jazz Society in Baltimore.

Verve Records ‎– 314 523 657-2
 
This live session from 1968 features the great tenor Joe Henderson (who was then just a few days short of turning 31) playing for the first and possibly only time with the Wynton Kelly Trio. Henderson, pianist Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb really stretch out on six standards (including a two-song medley), all of which clock in between 11:47 and 16:05 (except for a three-minute "Theme"). Henderson really pushes the rhythm section (which, although they had not played with the tenor previously, had been together for a decade) and he is certainly inspired by their presence. This is a frequently exciting performance by some of the modern bop greats of the era.
 

Hilton Ruiz Trio/Quintet - Steppin' Into Beauty (1977)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:22 | Size: 114.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Origin
2. Steppin' into Beauty
3. The Last Profit
4. The Goal
5. Excition

Personnel: Hilton Ruiz (piano); Frank Foster (tenor saxophone); Richard Gene Williams (trumpet); Steve Solder, Roy Brooks (drums); Buster Williams (bass).

Recording Date February 7 & 8, 1977.

SteepleChase SCCD 31158
 
Jazz pianist Hilton Ruiz was a musician of uncommon versatility, shuttling seamlessly between the complex improvisations of the avant-garde and the relentless rhythms of Afro-Cuban music. Born in New York City on May 29, 1952, Ruiz was a child prodigy who performed at Carnegie Recital Hall at age eight. In addition to classical studies, he explored jazz under the tutelage of the legendary Mary Lou Williams, and at 14 made his recorded debut with the Latin soul outfit Ray Jay and the East Siders. His remarkable improvisational gifts nevertheless cemented Ruiz's decision to pursue a career in jazz, and while still in his teens he backed everyone from Freddie Hubbard to Joe Henderson. Ruiz vaulted to global renown in 1973 when he joined the famously eclectic saxophonist/flutist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, proving his mettle as a gifted interpreter of a repertoire spanning from the blues to the avant-garde via cult-classic LPs including The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color and The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man. After a four-year tenure with Kirk, Ruiz toured Egypt and India with Clark Terry; upon his return to New York, he was a first-call sideman for acts including Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, and Chico Freeman, and also founded his own group, continuing a headlining career that began with the 1975 Steeplechase effort Piano Man. Over the span of acclaimed LPs including 1977's Steppin' Into Beauty, 1988's El Camino (The Road) and 1991's A Moment's Notice, Ruiz honed a Latin jazz fusion approach that resulted in collaborations with Tito Puente and Paquito d'Rivera; he also moonlighted in film, contributing to the soundtracks of Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors and Sam Mendes' Oscar-winning American Beauty, and with Richard Bradley authored 1987's three-volume Jazz and How to Play It. During a visit to New Orleans, where he was scheduled to work on a Hurricane Katrina benefit project, Ruiz suffered a fall in front of a French Quarter bar and slipped into a coma. He never regained consciousness, dying just a week after his 54th birthday on June 6, 2006.
 

Frank Foster - Shiny Stockings (1977-78)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:16 | Size: 143.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Joyspring 8:17
2. Chiquito Loco 12:36
3. Simone 9:56
4. Blues Ain't Nothing But a Trip 12:45
5. Shiny Stockings
6. Theme for Ernie 10:02
 
Label - WNTS
Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, NY, 11/29/1977-11/28/1978

Frank Foster - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Leroy Barton - alto saxophone
William Saxton, Charles Williams - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
William Cody, Doug Harris, Bill Cody, Bill Saxton - tenor saxophone
Kenny Rogers - baritone saxophone
Joe Gardner, Robert Rutledge, Robert Ruthledge, Chris Albert, Don McIntosh, Sinclair Acey, Virgil Jones – trumpet
Janice Robinson, Emmet McDonald, Kiane Zawadi, Charles Stephens – trombone
Bill Lowe - bass trombone
Bill Davis, Willie J. Davis – tuba
Ted Dumper, Ted Dunbar – guitar
Mike Tucker – piano
Mary Earl - electric bass
Charlie Persip – drums
Babafume Akunyun, Roger Blank – percussion
 

Erroll Garner - Swinging Solos (1957)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:00 | Size: 89.56 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Until The Real Thing Comes Along (4:57)
02. My Silent Love (4:38)
03. The Music Goes 'Round And Around (3:31)
04. Stumbling (5:00)
05. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (4:58)
06. You Go To My Head (9:09)
07. One Night Of Love (7:41)

Erroll Garner - piano solo
 

Duke Ellington - Love Songs (1947-61)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:51 | Size: 120.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) (2:43)
02. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) (3:04)
03. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) (3:07)
04. Body and Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) (4:48)
05. Creole Love Call (Duke Ellington) (2:54)
06. Prelude to a Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) (4:43)
07. The Star-Crossed Lovers (AKA Pretty Girl) (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) (4:00)
08. Corner Pocket (AKA Until I Met You) (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) (4:53)
09. To You (Thad Jones) (3:53)
10. Take Love Easy (Duke Ellington, John Latouche) (3:01)
11. All of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) (2:28)
12. Tenderly (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) (5:21)
13. Love You Madly (Duke Ellington) (3:01)
14. Love (My Everything) (Duke Ellington) (2:30)

Personnel:
Duke Ellington - Piano;
Johnny Hodges - Alto Saxophone;
Frank Wess - Flute, Tenor Saxophone;
Charlie Rouse, Paul Gonsalves, Frank Foster - Tenor Saxophone;
Russell Procope - Clarinet, Alto Saxophone;
Harry Carney - Baritone Saxophone;
Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Snooky Young - Trumpet;
Ray Nance - Trumpet, Violin;
Juan Tizol - Trombone;
Freddie Green - Guitar;
Oscar Pettiford - Bass;
Sam Woodyard - Drums.
Rosemary Clooney - Vocals.


Recording November 14, 1947 - July 6, 1961.

Label: Columbia / Legacy – CK 85316
 

Billy Paul - Ebony Woman (1970)


Genre: Jazz / Soul-Jazz | Total Time: 36:29 | Size: 82.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Ebony Woman
2. Mrs Robinson
3. The Windmills Of Your Mind
4. Everyday People
5. Let's Fall In Love All Over Again
6. Windy
7. Psychedelic Sally
8. Traces
9. Proud Mary

Label: Big Break Records
 

2017/04/02

Patricia Scot - Once Around The Clock (1959)


Genre: Jazz / Pop / Vocal | Total Time: 26:48 | Size: 60.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Just Once Around The Clock 1:52
2. Where Are You 2:20
3. Nothing At All 2:26
4. Why, Baby, Why? 1:45
5. Let's Sit Down And Talk It Over 3:09
6. Speed Of Light 1:30

Side 2
1. You Leave Me Breathless 1:44
2. Do It Again 2:34
3. Wandering Swallow (La Voyageuse) 1:37
4. Mad About The Boy 2:58
5. Get On Board 2:24
6. Out Of This World 1:49

Patricia Scot: vocals
The Creed Taylor Orchestra:
Phil Woods: saxophone; Jerome Richardson: saxophone; Jimmy Cleveland: trombone; Frank Rehak: trombone; Jim Dahl; trombone; Dick Hixson: trombone; Joe Venuto: vibes, bongos: Joe Venuto; Milt Hinton: bass; Al Hall: bass; Don Lamond: drums; Bob Kenyon: arranger; Creed Taylor: orchestra direction.
 
Patricia Scot (Charlotte Anne Shealy) American vocalist, born 23 October 1931.

This reissue has at least two pleasant surprises: first, the revelation that, before discovering and promoting the gold mine that came to be known as smooth jazz, Creed Taylor was a musician of impeccable taste and discrimination; second, the rediscovery of an original vocalist/pianist who once toiled in piano bars in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor as well as New York City but who, though still active, has fallen from sight— unfortunate for discerning listeners.

It was Taylor who decided to present Patricia Scot as a "stand-up" vocalist. Based on this early-'60s recording, his faith was not misplaced, even if his timing was less than optimal (the sort of rare American Songbook tunes on this recording—some of it classic esoterica—was rapidly being drowned out by popular music of the time). Nevertheless, the tunes and vocal stylings on Once Around the Clock—the title track a little-known Sigmund Romberg-Oscar Hammerstein gem—clearly deserve another hearing.

"Where Are You?" is not the familiar Jimmy McHugh tune that served as the title song for one of Sinatra's distinguished concept albums (from Capitol, 1957): instead, it's a rarely performed song by another American composer/giant, Frank Loesser. Also especially welcome is "You Leave Me Breathless," which had been planted in the consciousness of jazz listeners by tenor-saxophonist John Coltrane on With Red Garland (Prestige, 1957). Here, it's freshened up with a vocal treatment that's brighter than the preceding version, picking up on the occasional double-time feel previously supplied by drummer Art Taylor and bassist Paul Chambers.

Scot's vocal quality is live and vibrant yet widely expressive, ranging from humorous ("Speed of Light") to intense and deeply felt (Noel Coward's "Mad About the Boy"). The vocal register, timbre and vitality are suggestive of a hip Julie Andrews, but the urgency and sincerity recall Billie Holiday.

Comparing George Gershwin's "Do It Again" as performed by Diana Krall on When I Look in Your Eyes (GRP, 1998) with Patricia Scot's version is a study in contrasts. The former is sultry and torchy; the latter is sincere, almost innocent, and without a hint of pose. The reissue is also a reminder that the LP format encouraged artists to be resourceful, omitting needless repeats and pointless instrumental choruses. Like Peggy Lee's definitive recordings from this period, the tracks are half the length of their CD counterparts, yet not a single note is wasted. There's no sense of obligation to produce 80 minutes worth of material simply because the format supports it.

The Creed Taylor Orchestra is equally resourceful, a downsized group of jazz all-stars, featuring a woodwind section of Phil Woods and Jerome Richardson; trombones including Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehak; and one of the all-time greats, Don Lamond, on drums. For those familiar with Creed Taylor's recordings in the 1970s, there's little about this session that marks it as a Creed Taylor project. The album is none the worse because of it.
 

Modern Jazz All Stars - Modern Jazz In Tokyo (1964)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:46 | Size: 249.66 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
1. Moanin'
2. Work Song
3. L' Ascenseur Pour l'Échafaud
4. Sister Sadie
5. Take Five
6. Round About Midnight
7. Night in Tunisia
8. Blues de Memphis
9. Bag's Groove
10. Softly as in a Morning Sunrisse

Akira Nakano - trumpet
Shigeo Suzuki - alto saxophone
Akira Miyazawa - tenor saxophone
Norio Maeda - pianoarranger
Shoji Yokouchi - guitar
Tatsuro Takimoto - bass
Takeshi Inomata - drums

 
Soulful Japanese jazz from 1964 under the direction of pianist Norio Maedafeaturing some of great horn players of the time.
 

Lennie Felix - Let's Put out the Cat (1960)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:42 | Size: 96.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Japanese Sandman (02:01)
02. Two Sleepy People (03:36)
03. Boogie Woogie Lullaby (04:18)
04. Cat Nap (03:13)
05. Darn That Dream (04:05)
06. Blues In The Night (04:27)
07. Sleepy Time Down South (04:16)
08. Moonglow (04:03)
09. Sleepy Time Gal (04:09)
10. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (02:16)
11. Dream (03:36)
12. I'll See You In My Dreams (02:28)

Lennie Felix - piano
Jack Patton - bass
Lonnie Hastings - drums


1959 Top Rank 35/034 UK
 

Al Haig - Meets Master Bop Saxes (1949)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:15 | Size: 161.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01.Light Gray
02.Stoned Wardell Gray
03.Matter and Mind
04.The Toup
05.In a Pinch
06.It's the Talk of the Town
07.Five Star
08.Sugar Hill Bop
09.Twisted
10.Southside
11.Easy Living
12.Sweet Lorraine
13.Pardon My Bop
14.As I Live and I Bop
15.Interlude in Bebop
16.Diaper Pin (Pinhead)
17.Skull Buster
18.Ante Room
19.Poop Deck
20.Pennies from Heaven
21.Indian Summer
22.Long Island Sound
23.Mar-cia
24.Crazy Chords

Personnel:
Stan Getz (Sax (Tenor),
Tommy Potter (Bass),
Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
Wardell Gray (Sax (Tenor),
Clyde Lombardi (Drums),
Clyde Lombardi (Guitar),
Charles Perry (Drums),
Al Haig (Piano),
Roy Haynes (Drums),
Terry Swope (Vocals),
Gene Ramey (Bass),
Tiny Kahn (Drums),
Stan Levey (Drums).


Recorded April, 1948 - June 21, 1949