11/19/2017

Trouper's Swing Band - Sospechosos Habituales (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:13 | Size: 71.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Clandestino 3:40
2 El Amor Tenía un Precio 3:59
3 Mía Tú Serás 3:37
4 Swing del Amor 3:23
5 Salta 4:02
6 Gwendolyn 4:19
7 Ojos Verdes 3:41
8 Mi Cadillac 4:27
9 Let's Boogie Dance 3:05

Label: La Cupula Music
 

Olivier Boge - When Ghosts Were Young (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:06 | Size: 119.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. New Gardens (4:54)
2. As Spark Hits the Shadows (7:06)
3. Rain’s Feathers (2:53)
4. Till We Rise Again (4:06)
5. What Will Remain (6:25)
6. Dreamers (3:55)
7. Odyssey of the Innocent Child (9:26)
8. When Ghosts Were Young (2:03)
9. Sin of Orpheus (5:32)
10. Guardians of Illusions (5:32)

Olivier Bogé : guitare acoustique, saxophone alto, voix, piano (sur 3 & 5), Fender Rhodes & synthétiseurs.
Pierre Perchaud : guitare électrique.
Tony Paeleman : piano.
Nicolas Moreaux : contrebasse.
Karl Jannuska : batterie.
Invitée : Isabel Sörling : voix (sur 3).


Enregistré par Tony Paeleman au Studio des Bruères à Poitiers, les 5, 6 et 7 août, 2016, et à La Garenne Colombes entre septembre 2016 et mars 2017.
 
"When Ghosts Were Young" - a new CD Olivier God. He follows the magnificent "The World Begins Today" (2013), recorded in New York with some of the most important international musicians of modern jazz - Tigran Hamasyan, Jeff Ballard, Sam Minay and "Expanded Places" (2015), in which Olivier recorded most of the instruments presented (saxophone, piano, guitar, Fender Rhodes and vocals). Both discs received a very important recognition (20 best albums of the year in the categories "Song, Jazz, World Music", Coup de cœur Libération, France Musique, etc.)

What is surprising, disk after disc, in his work is primarily the ability to constantly update and the desire to explore the most diverse universes, using multi-instrumental abilities to better understand their inner worlds. A common thread is the boundless love of melody, unlimited harmonic colors and deep lyricism. Melodies that gradually invade each other to never leave the listener.
 

Joy Ellis - Life On Land (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:09 | Size: 134.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 From Dusk Till Dawn 4:45
2 The Jazzman 5:09
3 Here in the Quiet 5:15
4 Life on Land 7:37
5 Veteran 5:23
6 What Got Lost Along the Way 3:54
7 Refugee 5:43
8 Ellington Said 5:43
9 When the Snows Fall 5:01
10 Be Kind 4:51
11 The City 6:48
 
Joy Ellis (voice/piano/rhodes/compositions); Rob Luft (guitar); Henrik Jensen (bass); Adam Osmianski (drums) + James Copus (flugel on tks 4 & 10); Binker Golding (tenor on tks 2 & 8).
 
Lyrics are often things that jazz musicians add as an afterthought, a functional vehicle for melody. But, for the singer, songwriter and pianist Joy Ellis, they are poetic, impressionistic voyages, often told in the third person and often interrogating the very act of making music.
“The Jazzman” reads like a novel (“With every note he builds a tower / Intricate and flawless, sublime / Weaving stories out of space and time”), before an incendiary tenor sax solo by Binker Golding brings the narration to life; on “Ellington Said” she takes the Duke’s “music is my mistress” quote and transforms it into a Shakespearean sonnet.
Elsewhere, there are romantic ballads set to spiky, M-Base-inspired grooves, adventurous chord sequences that borrow from Coltrane’s Giant Steps, and some fiery improvisations from guitarist Rob Luft and from Ellis herself, who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender Rhodes. But crucially, this musicianship rarely overwhelms the songs. — Guardian
 

Alexander Hawkins & Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:21 | Size: 95.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Why Is Love Such a Funny Thing? 2:16
2. The Miracle · You 7:04
3. UpRoot 8:57
4. If You Say So 4:43
5. Blasé 2:48
6. OM-SE · Environment Music 13:23
7. Joy 3:57
8. Directives · Walk Nicely · I’ll Meet You There 6:10

Neil Charles: Double Bass
Stephen Davis: Drums, Percussion
Alexander Hawkins: Piano
Elaine Mitchener: Voice


Recorded April 19, 20, 2017, at Fish Factory Studios, London, by Benedic Lamdin

Intakt CD 297
 

Zsofia Boros - Local Objects (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:18 | Size: 85.94 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Duplessy: Nocturne 4:42
02 Gismonti: Celebracao De Nupcias 3:12
03 Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19 – Moderato 2:56
04 Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19 – Mosso 1:36
05 Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19 – Cantabile 3:32
06 Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19 – Presto 3:47
07 Cardoso: Milonga 4:30
08 Di Meola: Vertigo Shadow 3:12
09 Ali-Zadeh: Fantasie 8:41
10 Sardinh: Inspiracao 3:00
11 Pinter: Gothenburg 2:16

Classical Guitar – Zsófia Boros

Recording November, 2015 Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

ECM 2498
 

David Virelles - Mboko (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:51 | Size: 126.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Wind Rose (Antrogofoko Mokoire'n)
02 The Scribe (Tratado de Mpego')
03 Biankome'ko
04 Antillais (A Quinti'n Bandera)
05 Aberin~a'n y Aberisu'n
06 Seven, Through the Divination Horn
07 Stories Waiting To Be Told
08 Transmission
09 The Highest One
10 Èfé (A María Teresa Vera)
 
David Virelles piano
Thomas Morgan double bass
Robert Hurst double bass
Marcus Gilmore drums
Román Díaz biankoméko, vocals


Recorded December 2013 at Avatar Studios, New York

ECM 2386
 
The musical precedent for David Virelles' Mbókò, the Cuban-born, New York-based pianist leader's debut for ECM, can be found on his stellar 2012 Pi Recordings date, Continuum. That set featured the wellspring of folkloric Afro-Cuban ritual music expressed through modern vanguard jazz. The subtitle of this offering is Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá. The word "Mbókò" translates as "fundament," "sugar cane," and "the voice," not the human one, but sound itself. The Abakuá is a secret religious male initiation society in Cuba whose roots lie in southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, who worshiped sound, or "the Voice," as divine. Finally, the biankoméko is a four-drum ensemble, with a metal bell, shakers, and wooden sticks, that acts as the accompaniment for the ritual magic of the Abakuá in its masked performances. It is played here by Cuban folk musician/multi-instrumentalist Román Díaz. He is as important to this music as Virelles; he is the spoke on which the pianist's music turns. Understanding this cultural context is helpful, but not necessary for enjoyment of what's on offer here: rich imagination, discipline, multiple colors and timbres, and striking originality. The two bassists are veterans Thomas Morgan and Robert Hurst, and drummer Marcus Gilmore has established a fine reputation as a session man and as part of Vijay Iyer's trio. The bassists' roles are different here. There is little to no counterpoint or driving guidepost rhythmic statements; instead, they provide complementary rhythmic pulses and drones. Gilmore's drumming makes the beat elastic, like a dancer does. He syncopates but just as often illustrates and underscores the role of Díaz's biankoméko. Virelles plays piano as percussively as he does melodically. On opener "Wind Rose," he and Díaz play in duet, his flat-handed chord voicings balanced by short, middle-register single notes that build toward differently shaded chords. The percussionist creates, builds on, and exhausts rhythms with a singer's control. On "The Scribe," the pianist and percussionist begin processionally before the other players fall in, slowly and purposefully, using only the force necessary to allow Díaz to utter and guide the flow. Elsewhere, such as on "Antillais," montunos hold the melodic center; basses punch and fill while both drummers converse through the piano's assertions. "Seven, Through the Divination Horn" balances montunos and circular ritual pulses with post-bop improvisation. "Transmission" commences with the trap set's and biankoméko's dialogue. Virelles doesn't enter with his complex melodic statement until a third of the way in. The bass solos -- pizzicato and arco -- add depth, texture. "The Highest One" finds all the players creating a simple yet profound melody from subtly shaded drones and tones. On Mbókò, Virelles and his musicians place themselves at the mercy of sound as a life source. Ultimately, it reveals to them -- and us -- why it has the power not only to transfer initiation, but lead through mystery to revelation.
 

The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet - Plays Music From South Pacific (2008-2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:15:54 | Size: 172.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. A Cock-Eyed Optimist [3:55]
2. Youger Than Springtime [3:05]
3. Bloody Mary [6:39]
4. Twin Soliloquies [4:21]
5. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair [5:45]
6. There Is Nothin' Like a Dame [3:37]
7. Dites-Moi [2:57]
8. A Wonderful Guy [5:53]
9. Happy Talk [6:25]
10. Honeybun [4:03]
11. Some Enchanted Evening [8:23]
12. You've Got to Be Carefully Taught [5:47]
13. My Girl Back Home [3:44]
14. This Nearly Was Mine [5:27]
15. Bali Ha'I [6:01]

Harry Allen (tenor saxophone); Rebecca Kilgore (vocals); Joe Cohn (guitar); Joel Forbes (bass instrument); Chuck Riggs (drums).
 
The multi-award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific had been languishing in obscurity until its Lincoln Center revival in 2009. Harry Allen and Joe Cohn decided to give these tunes their own jazz take, something that had been done before, but not to this extent of swinging and bopping them. With vocalists Rebecca Kilgore and Eddie Erickson, this island setting of a postcard love affair gone wrong via bigotry is rendered in heartfelt tones by the singers, and jammed on by the instrumentalists in a carefree manner that easily reflects the idea of a getaway-from-reality holiday. Though not done with Latin trim, the story lines expressed by Kilgore and Erickson do take the tropical setting into account, contrasting the ins and outs of love versus lust far from home. Kilgore is particularly miffed at her man during the more commercially known "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," but easily turns around with cute praise for "A Wonderful Guy." Erickson is much more under a swoon on several tracks like the corny, fluffy "Honeybun," sounding very much like Jack Sheldon, but has to concede he has everything but the girl for "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame" and readily admits to cheating on "My Girl Back Home." Most of the songs are in easy swing mode, but "Twin Soliloquies" is a Brazilian lover's paradise song, "Some Enchanted Evening" is an eight-plus-minute discourse on the blues as they question the pairing, and "You've Got to Be Taught" represents a preachy cautionary tale on hormonal overflow. There are three strictly instrumental numbers: the good bopper for Allen "Bloody Mary," the ballad for the cool tenor man "Dite-Moi," and the exceptional feature for Cohn "Happy Talk" (where his co-leader follows along). John McDonough includes some detailed liner notes about the three-pronged history of South Pacific, including the Broadway stage show in the late '20s to early '30s, the film version in 1958, and current activities in reviving it. A credible effort by these reliable musicians gives the tunes further cachet, not updated by any means but given new life and accented with a skeptical, doubtful, and timeless warning about life and instant love affairs.
 

Jiggs Whigham, Polizei-Orchester Hamburg, Dr. Kristine Kresge - Jazz Meets Band (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:05 | Size: 91.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Walk Fast, Don't Run
Composed By, Arranged By – Bernhard G. Hofmann
02 Nice And Nasty
Arranged By – Bernhard G. Hofmann Composed By – Jiggs Whigham
03 Cruisin' Down The Beach
Composed By, Arranged By – Gary JK Sapp
04 Zoot's Groove
Composed By, Arranged By – Gary JK Sapp
05 Hills
Arranged By – Dietmar Mensinger Composed By – Jiggs Whigham
06 Magma Blues
Composed By, Arranged By – Bernhard G. Hofmann
07 Someday In Spring
Arranged By – Dietmar Mensinger Composed By – Jiggs Whigham
08 Swingin' Trombones
Composed By, Arranged By – Manfred Schneider (6)
09 Struttin' With Baby „B“
Composed By, Arranged By – Gary JK Sapp
10 Jenny
Arranged By – Kristine H. Kresge Composed By – Jiggs Whigham
11 Dirty Dog Blues
Composed By, Arranged By – Gary JK Sapp
12 Beboppin' Betty
Composed By, Arranged By – Gary JK Sapp

Ewoton ‎– CD EWO 9035/3, Ewoton ‎– EWO 9035/3
 

Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra - Letter To A Friend (2011-2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:40 | Size: 125.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Desiderata [06:53]
02. Theme For Tima [04:05]
03. Letter To A Friend [05:22]
04. Sleeping Ships [04:18]
05. In The Westside [04:15]
06. Evening Song [07:21]
07. Love You Madly [04:26]
08. September Boy [05:11]
09. Silent Night [04:37]
10. You Made A Good Moove [05:12]
 
Desiderata (Alexander Berenson)
Theme for Tim (Gennady Holstein)
Letter to a Friend (Gennady Holstein)
Sleeping Ships (Gennady Holstein)
In the West Side (Gennady Holstein)
Evening song (Vasily Soloviev-Sedoy)
I love you insanely (Duke Ellington)
September boy (Ruslan Khain)
Silent Night (Franz Xavier Gruber)
You did the right thing (Frank Wess)

Author of all arrangements: Serge Bogdanov.

Participants of the recording:
"The Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra"

saxophones:
Kirill Bubyakin - alto and soprano saxophones, flute,
Serzh Bogdanov - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet,
Maria Art - alto saxophone (2-8,10),
Andrey Blinchevsky - alto saxophone, flute (1,9),
Yuri Bogatyrev - tenor saxophone,
Vyacheslav Ipatov - tenor saxophone;


pipes:
Roman Rozhkov,
Sergey Margolin,
Alexey Dmitriev,
Roman Kvachev;


trombones:
Konstantin Semenov,
Alexander Kozlov,
Pavel Tsygankov,
Valentin Patsyuk;


rhythm section:
Andrei Zimovets - grand piano,
Nikolay Zatolochny - double bass,
Grigory Voskoboinik - double bass (1,9),
Egor Kriukowski - the drum set;


leaders:
Cyril Bubyakin,
Serge Bogdanov.


solo:
Alexey Dmitriev - Flugelhorn (1,9),
Andrei Zimovets - a grand piano (2,4,5,9),
Yuri Bogatyrev - tenor saxophone (2),
Yegor Kryukovsky - drum set (2),
Serzh Bogdanov - baritone saxophone (3.8),
Kirill Bubyakin - alto saxophone (3,5,7),
Nikolay Zatolochny - double bass (7);
Konstantin Semenov - trombone (3);
Alexander Kozlov - trombone (10).


Special guests:
Igor Butman is a tenor saxophone (1.10), a soprano saxophone (6),
David Goloshchekin - Flugelhorn (2,5), Vibraphone (6).


Years of recording: 2011 (tracks 2-7.10) and 2012 (1.9) / Year
 
Art Beat (887516977107)
 
Finally, there is a big band in St. Petersburg, able to offer both brilliant performing skills, and stylish arrangements, and a real swing. And young musicians of 25 to 30 years old do it!
The debut album includes mainly compositions by Petersburgers: - four plays by Gennady Holstein, as well as orchestral versions of hard-bop-like themes of other natives of St. Petersburg - the current Muscovite Alexander Berenson and Ruslan Khain (New York, USA). It is also worth noting an unusual version of the famous "Evening Song" by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoy.
The Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra is a very modern team. In the orchestra there is no division into frontmen and sidemen. Anyone can improvise. Another thing is that the debut work of the orchestra is more played by those who are more experienced than others, and invited guests - David Goloshchekin and Igor Butman (note, also a St. Petersburger) - great soloists, adequately supplementing the overall sound picture.
I hope that music lovers will be attentive to the debut album of the big band revived in the Northern capital.
Vladimir FEYERTAG, musicologist,
Honored Art Worker of Russia

"It's a very strong orchestra, and it's a very good album.
This is jazz fundamentalism. "
Konstantin Volkov, "Jazz.Ru"
 

Jane Ira Bloom - The Red Quartets (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:13 | Size: 146.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Always Hope (4:43)
02. Time After Time (4:41)
03. Monk's Rec Room (5:28)
04. Tell Me Your Diamonds (7:37)
05. Jax Calypso (5:01)
06. Chagall / How Deep Is The Ocean (9:03)
07. Five Full Fathoms (3:48)
08. It's A Corrugated World (7:09)
09. Climb Inside Her Eyes (5:34)
10. Emergency (7:45)
11. Einstein's Red / Blue Universe (1:15)

Personnel:
Jane Ira Bloom - soprano saxophone;
Fred Hersch – piano;
Mark Dresser - bass;
Bobby Previte - drums.


Recorded on May 29, 1997 & January 2 & 3, 1999 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY.

Label: Arabesque Recordings ‎– AJ0144 (US)
 

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - When Everyone Has Gone (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:53 | Size: 154.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 When Everyone Has Gone 6:39
2 Fingertrip 8:26
3 Free Four 6:38
4 Stella By Starlight 8:22
5 4 Am 5:26
6 Mohammed Goes To New York, Part 1 4:14
7 Mohammed Goes To New York, Part 2 5:35
8 Waltz For The Lonely Ones 3:54
9 Silly Walk 5:30
10 Tough Tough 4:11
11 Hands Off 6:18

Dragon Records ‎– DRCD 248

Arranged By – Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Composed By – Esbjörn Svensson (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 11), Victor Young (tracks: 4)
Double Bass, Whistle – Dan Berglund
Drums, Percussion, Vocals [Arabic Style] – Magnus Öström
Piano [Grand Piano], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Roland D 50, Oberheim] – Esbjörn Svensson
 

Cecil Payne - Chic Boom: Live At The Jazz Showcase (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:24 | Size: 150.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Talk (0:39)
02. Chic Boom (Cecil Payne) (11:04)
03. Ding-A-Ling (Cecil Payne, Joe Farnsworth) (11:13)
04. You Will Be Mine Tonight (Cecil Payne, Joe Farnsworth) (8:29)
05. Bosco (Cecil Payne) (12:48)
06. Here's That Rainy Day (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) (8:01)
07. Cit Sac (Cecil Payne) (10:06)
08. Theme (3:06)

Personnel:
Cecil Payne - baritone saxophone, flute;
Eric Alexander - tenor saxophone;
Harold Mabern - piano;
Jim Rotondi - trumpet;
John Webber - bass;
Joe Farnsworth - drums.


Recorded live at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois on August 17-19, 2000.

Label: Delmark Records ‎– DE-529 (US)
 

Bobby Previte's Weather Clear, Track Fast - Hue And Cry (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:51 | Size: 147.11 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Hubbub
2. Smack-Dab
3. Move Heaven And Earth
4. 700 Camels
5. Valerie
6. Hue And Cry
7. For John Laughlan And All That We Stood For

Personnel: Bobby Previte (drums), Marty Ehrlich (alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet), Don Byron (baritone saxophone, clarinet), Eddie Allen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Anthony Davis (piano), Larry Goldings (organ), Anthony Cox (bass).

Recorded December 1993 at RPM Studios, NYC.
 
Hue and Cry features an eight-strong, all-star version of Bobby Previte's Weather Clear, Track Fast band and results in one of his finest efforts as a leader. Along with Henry Threadgill, Previte, in the late '80s and early '90s, was one of the leading figures of avant-garde jazz, using mid-sized groups to explore complex compositional ideas more than as solo vehicles. He's also extremely adept at tension-and-release structures, often using what might have been an introductory riff for anyone else as an extended phrase, wringing out every bit of melody from it, and leaving the listener in a juicy state of anticipation for the eventual burst into the central theme. Previte uses an interesting pairing up in this band, with Don Byron and Marty Ehrlich often both playing clarinet, Robin Eubanks and Eddie Allen on brass, and, most prominently, Anthony Davis on piano alongside Larry Goldings' organ. Goldings is particularly out front on many of the pieces here, giving the band a very different cast from their earlier recording.

Only the ambitious "700 Camels" fails to cohere completely; the remainder of the tracks all have both imaginative writing and (at the least) solid playing and soloing. On the other hand, the similarly lengthy title track pulls all the right switches, layering material in a rich fabric and hurtling toward a satisfying climax. The closing number is an unusual dirge, with Previte playing a martial rhythm, Davis trickling out single notes like rainfall, and Ehrlich keening on soprano. Recommended!
 

Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers & Joey DeFrancesco - Jazz Times Superband (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:48 | Size: 149.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Dirty Dogs
02. Silverado
03. Jones Street
04. Oleo
05. Friday Night At The Cadillac Club
06. Soho Sole
07. The Ada Strut
08. Blue Goo
09. Seven A.M. Special
10. Freedom Jazz Dance
 
Label - Concord Records
Recorded at Avatar Recording Studios, New York on January 28 & 29, 2000

Bob Berg - sax tenor
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Joey Defrancesco - Hammond B-3
Paul Bollenback - guitar
Dennis Chambers - drums
 
In celebration of JazzTimes magazine's 30th anniversary, Concord records gathered together several of their leading artists to form a "superband." This group had no shortage of talent and lived up to its name with Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, and Dennis Chambers on board to form a most exciting quartet. The idea was to give the sense of a traditional hard bop ensemble but with a more contemporary, edgier slant--fitting for the stylish publication that it celebrated.
 

11/18/2017

Wladigeroff Brothers - The Rag Waltz Time (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:56 | Size: 137.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.The Rag Waltz Time 07:37
2.Sketches Of Beauty 06:35
3.Don’t Miss The Chance 07:51
4.When The Nature Wakes Up 09:35
5.Grande Danse En Rond / Господско Хоро 03:55
6.The Long Way Back Home - Bulgarian Nocturno 12:51
7.Balkan Swiss Twist 06:56
8.I Can’t / Не мога 04:30

Recording and mixing tracks Nr. 7 & 8 by Georg O. Luksch at
Home music studio production - Vienna, Austria

Recording of tracks Nr. 1 & 3 by Hannes Oberwalder at
4tune audio & media production - Vienna, Austria

Recording of tracks Nr. 2, 4, 5, 6 by Ivan Boshev at
Pekarnata studio - Sofia, Bulgaria

Additional recording by Stoyan Yankoulov at
Drumboy studio - Sofia, Bulgaria

All compositions & arrangements except track Nr. 5 by Konstantin & Alexander Wladigeroff

Enja - ENJ9652
 

Shane Theriot - Still Motion (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:48 | Size: 104.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Big Wig (4:34)
02. Just Sco Away (4:56)
03. F Thing! (3:16)
04. Long Money (4:23)
05. Yerba Mate Blues (5:52)
06. Iridescence (3:50)
07. Mid City Ditty (3:52)
08. The Water Was Cool, Perfect (4:25)
09. Cut And Dried (3:59)
10. At The End Of The Day (5:41)
 
Personnel: Shane Theriot: guitars, lap steel, Omnichord, (bass on tracks 2, 4); Jim Keltner: drums (tracks 2, 4); Johnny Vidacovich: drums (tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 10); James Singleton: upright bass (tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 10); Kirk Covington: drums (tracks 1, 8, 9); Nate Wood: bass (track 1); Chris Maresh: bass (track 8); Leni Stern: voice on (track 10).
 
Hailing from New Orleans, guitarist and producer Shane Theriot is a solo artist and upper-echelon session ace amid his stints with Hall & Oates, Ben Folds, and the Neville Brothers as the list goes on. Indeed, he has that soul-funk New Orleans vibe going on. But Theriot's far-ranging capabilities include jazz and blues, yet more importantly, he has that very special touch and feel that morphs into his musical persona, regardless of genre. On this outing, he assembles a formidable support system, including fabled New Orleans-based musicians, drummer Johnny Vidacovich and bassist James Singleton along with drummers extraordinaire, Jim Keltner and Kirk Covington, who alternate duties on a per-track basis.

The production is largely built in medium tempo funk and rock motifs with a few jazzy breakouts and other deviations or mini reconstruction efforts, marked by Theriot's crisply articulated phrasings via emphatic notes, crunching chord patterns and spirited solos. Moreover, the respective drummers inject solid beats, press rolls, off-beats, quirky tempo changes and punchy straight-four grooves with slick maneuvers intertwined into a given theme.

"Long Money" is an up-tempo ballad, featuring the guitarist's polytonal dynamics, framed with chutzpah and succinct melodies. Here, vibraphonist Matt Dillon adds soft colors, paired with the leader's congenial hooks. But "Mid City Ditty" is a swinging jazz blues, accelerated by Vidacovich's sweeping metrics and peppering accents. And the final track "At The End Of The Day," opens with Leni Stern's brief, yet uplifting spoken word, followed by Theriot's sublime voicings and sparkling solo that culminates into an airy mood-evoking tone poem, complete with tantalizing fabrics of sound.

While Theriot's previous solo albums have delved into the jazz-fusion space, while not forgoing the funk groove element, Still Motion is a downhome type venture, overhauled with a modern uplift, and abetted by the guitarist's technical savvy and compassionate performances.
 

Rostislav Fras Quartet Feat. Antonio Farao & Jeff "Tain" Watts - Use The Moment (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:34 | Size: 117.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1. Use the Moment (Rostislav Fraš)
2. N.W. (Rostislav Fraš)
3. Black Inside (Antonio Faraò)
4. Blues After Showers (Rostislav Fraš)
5. Arabesco (Antonio Faraò)
6. Silent Yearning (Rostislav Fraš)
7. Dark Side (Rostislav Fraš)

Rostislav Fraš – tenor saxophone
Antonio Faraò – piano
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums
Josef Fečo – acoustic bass

Rostislav Fraš, the first-class Czech jazz saxophonist and composer, has invited two giants of the world jazz scene to record his new album with him – Italian pianist Antonio Faraò and the legendary American drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. The fourth in the band is the bassist Josef Fečo.

The album has been recorded at the end of the short tour of this line-up and it brings a collection of Fraš's and Faraò's own compositions performed with fantastic and driving delivery.

Michel Camilo - Live In London (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:25 | Size: 114.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 From WIthin 10:37
2 The Frim Fram Sauce 5:51
3 A Place In Time 8:08
4 Island Beat 5:30
5 Sandra's Serenade 6:26
6 Manteca 7:48
7 I Got Rhythm/Caravan/Sing Sing Sing 9:05
8 Love For Sale 6:46
 

Judy Renaud & Eddie Tobin - A Time For Love (2017)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 55:15 | Size: 127.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A Time For Love (5:05)
02. A Foggy Day (3:02)
03. Early Autumn (4:43)
04. Besame Mucho (5:11)
05. Always On My Mind (3:11)
06. No Moon At All (3:21)
07. The Gentle Rain (5:08)
08. Cry Me A River (5:23)
09. The Island (5:49)
10. Everytime We Say Goodbye (5:10)
11. This Masquerade (5:04)
12. With You I'm Born Again (4:08)

I've always enjoyed the intimate club venues and the camaraderie of the local and out-of-town people I meet on a weekly basis. These are the folks that keep me going, that make me want to show up every night. They listen, they hear, and then they want to take the music home with them. This past year I spent some time in the studio with one of my favorite piano players, Eddie Tobin and we managed to record a few great songs in a short time. The result was three albums of jazz standards done the way we do them every night in the club. Just nice stuff!

Our first album, "When Love Comes Around The Corner, released in October 2016, is in it's second pressing thanks to our fans and friends. Wow! It's a great feeling to get these songs out there and to know that you, the listener, are enjoying the effort and helping make dreams and goals become realities.

"Something Cool," is the second album Eddie and I recorded this year and the title song is in tribute to one of my favorite female vocalists, June Christy. Hope I did it credit June! I am excited about this album that we released early 2017. Some great songs that don't get recorded that often anymore and they were fun to do.

"A Time For Love" is the third and final album in this series of jazz standards that Eddie and I recorded this past year and the choices here make a nice velvety bookend to the trilogy. Lots of great love songs to sit back and just listen to and enjoy. It will be released in November 2017.

I re-entered this world of music 25 years ago and have been lucky to spend time with some pretty amazing musicians both on the job and in classes and clinics. Jazz vocalists like Madeline Eastman whose credits include Director of the Stanford Jazz Clinic Vocal Workshop, and Artistic Director of Jazz Camp West who taught me to stretch, take chances and what it means to “swing” a song – no matter the tempo. Rebecca Paris, who I credit with making me aware of the importance of being authentic in my presentation of a song and telling the story so it can be understood and embraced by everyone listening. Mark Murphy who taught me why phrasing and dynamics are important in making a song interpretation my own. My husband, Tom Renaud who taught me that while I may be fronting the band, the best thing about the experience is being “part” of the band. And Diane Schuur, who after giving me a few critical pointers on presentation said, “I hope you are singing somewhere and often. You need to be heard.” Pretty fast company for me at the time. Still is! These are just some of the people who have been influential in helping me become the singer and performer I am today.

In my career I have always stuck around my home base where I live and play. Home for me was San Francisco for many years. I've also lived and worked in Ft. Lauderdale, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, San Jose, and for several years now, back in the Sarasota area of Florida. I've had the good fortune to perform with some of the most amazing musicians who, like me, have either stuck to their home base, or returned to their home bases after years on the road. We have the distinct pleasure of creating musical magic for ourselves and our fans. The list is long, but just to name a few musicians you might recognize, there is Steve Homan and Boyd Phelps in California. Jim Stack and Doug Henry in North Carolina. The After Six Big Band in Sacramento, opening for Pete Escovedo and Pancho Sanchez in a concert series with Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams and Louie Bellson. In the Sarasota area, Charlie Prawdzik, Fred Williams, and Mark Neuenschwander and concerts for the Sarasota Jazz Club. And for eighteen years my amazingly talented husband, Tom Renaud and I have worked a duo act wherever we've lived.

For the past five years, Eddie Tobin, my musical collaborator on this album, has become a huge part of my musical life. When we make music together it ebbs and flows, circles with energy and fun, softness and stillness, magical sounds and spaces. It just flows. We communicate and it feels good! Let me tell you a little about him.

Eddie Tobin is a piano player, arranger, vocalist, and entertainer extraordinaire and the consummate musician who truly cares about what he is presenting to the public. He started out on accordion at 5, piano at 11, and then studied music at the University of Miami with his mentor, Vince Laurence Maggio. For years he played around the Miami area, on cruise ships, and then performed all over the United States. Tell him where you are from and he has probably played there. Really! In 1987, he made Nashville his home for 15 years. He played for the Forester Sisters, opened for Kenny Rogers, played with Brenda Lee, and then became pianist and conductor for a show band for four years. Then came a seven and a half year ride as pianist, music director and conductor for Engelbert Humperdinck, performing all over the world at places like the London Palladium, Montreal’s Place Des Arts, the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, and the Kremlin Palace of Moscow and traveling to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, and at various casinos in Las Vegas and around the country. Over the years his repertoire has grown to include a lot of genres. He covers most of it. For the past twelve years he has resided here on the west coast of Florida and has become one of Sarasota's fraternity of fine musicians and one of the busiest musicians in the area. Aren't we lucky!

I've always enjoyed the intimate club venues and the camaraderie of the local and out-of-town people I meet on a weekly basis. These are the folks that keep me going, that make me want to show up every night. They listen, they hear, and then they want to take the music home with them. And while it's been a long time coming, this album is a result of those requests. An album of requested favorites and some personal favorites. Two more albums are in production for release in 2017. Just like the kid I was so long ago, I just couldn't stop singing my songs. It's been quite a journey so far - one I wouldn't want to have missed for the world. And far from over!
 

Danny Janklow - Elevation (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:29 | Size: 113.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Philafornia 05:42
2. Bad Reception 06:48
3. Hidden Treasure 04:58
4. Creep 06:04
5. Roastmaster 01:12
6. Gemini Vibe 04:01
7. Lolobai 04:36
8. Calor del Momento 04:52
9. All in the Name of You 06:14
10. Serene State of Love 05:01

Label: Outside in Music
 
Saxophonist & Multi-Instrumentalist DANNY JANKLOW
Releases Stunning Full-Length Debut, ELEVATION
Co-Produced by Pianist John Beasley

Album Features Janklow’s Mentors and Peers: Pianists Eric Reed and John Beasley, Keyboardist Sam Barsh, Vibraphonist Nick Mancini, Bassists Ben Williams and Benjamin Shepherd, and Drummer Jonathan Pinson

Featuring Guest Vocal Spots by Jesse Palter on “Hidden Treasure” and “Lolobai”
and Michael Mayo on Catchy Album Closer “Serene State of Love”
 

Brianna Thomas - You Must Believe In Love (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:56 | Size: 152.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Bye Bye Blackbird
2. Don't Be That Way (Feat. Russell Malone)
3. Love Doesn't Die (Feat. Wycliffe Gordon)
4. I Should Have Known (Feat. Wycliffe Gordon)
5. Daydream
6. Lover Of My Soul (Feat. Riza & Marcus Printup)
7. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
8. In A Mellow Tone
9. Stardust
10. Bree's Blues
11. You Must Believe In Spring

Label: Sound On Purpose

Brianna Thomas: vocals; Allyn Johnson: piano; Yasushi Nakamura: bass; Ulysses Owens Jr.: drums; Russell Malone: guitar (2, 11); Marcus Printup: trumpet (6, 8, 10); Wycliffe Gordon: trombone (3, 4); Nick Grinder: trombone (8); Tivon Penticott: tenor saxophone (8); Riza Printup: harp (6).
 

Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet - Weight (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:13 | Size: 98.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Number One 10:40
2. Giving Tree 8:34
3. Smallone 2:51
4. Again and Again 6:57
8. GT Reprise 4:17
5. Number Three 10:00
6. A Bit of Peace 5:52
7. Detail 1:06
 
Label - OutNow Recordings

Yoni Kretzmer - tenor saxophone
Sean Conly - double bass
Reuben Radding - double bass
Mike Pride - drums
 

Trio Of Light Music - We Are From Jazz (2003)


Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | Total Time: 42:19 | Size: 96.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hello Dolly (J.Herman) (3:01)
02. Go Down Moses (traditional) (3:13)
03. At the samovar (F.Gordon) (2:19)
04. Va-Bank Ragtime (H.Kuzniak) (3:23)
05. All Of Me (G.Marks) (2:36)
06. Bei Mir Bist Du Shon (S.Secunda, S.Chaplin, S.Cahn) (3:28)
07. La Petite Fleur (S.Bechet) (3:56)
08. Down By The Riverside (traditional) (2:46)
09. Blooming May (A.Polonsky) (4:06)
10. Unfortunate meeting (A. Tsfasman) (2:28)
11. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey) (2:42)
12. The driver (Nikolai Bogoslovsky, Ya. Rodionov) (3:49)
13. The retro track (4:26)

Personnel:
Marat Galeev - clarinet, vocals;
Andrei Rodionov - banjo, vocals, kazoo;
Stanislav Cheremushkin - tuba;
Vladimir Kvachev - banjo (3.10.12).


® 2002-2003, production - S.A.Cheremushkin
© 2003, SACh
 

Teemu Viinikainen ‎- Tales Of Robert Dickson (2005)


Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 43:08 | Size: 98.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Sneaking, Part I 05:07
2 Duo Improvisation I 01:04
3 Two Grooves 07:47
4 Space Dozen 07:25
5 Duo Improvisation II 02:32
6 Second Thought 03:38
7 Sneaking, Part II 05:16
8 The Blues 04:36
9 Sneaking, Part III 04:09
10 Kaituri 01:36

Bass – Timo Hirvonen
Drums – Jussi Lehtonen
Guitar – Teemu Viinikainen
Trumpet – Tim Hagans


KSJazz ‎– 11759-3304-2
 

Roni Ben-Hur - Signature (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:04 | Size: 140.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Mama Bee (Ben-Hur) 4:15
2. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, Aria (H. Villa- Lobos) 9:25
3. Blues In The Night (Arlen) 8:21
4. Eretz (Ben-Hur) 7:58
5. Slowly But Surely (Hicks) 6:31
6. Choro No. 1 (H. Villa-Lobos) 6:32
7. Time On My Hands (Adamson, Gordon, Youmans) 5:52
8. Luiza (Jobim) 6:19
9. So In Love (Porter) 6:35

Guitar – Roni Ben-Hur
Piano – John Hicks
Bass – Rufus Reid
Drums – Leroy Williams
Percussion – Steve Kroon (tracks: 2, 6, 8, 9)


Recorded September 12, 2004 at Avatar Studios, NYC.
 

Nick Brignola - Things Ain't What They Used To Be: Last Set At Sweet Basil (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:39 | Size: 145.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (9:21)
2. You Go To My Head (9:06)
3. Tadd's Delight (7:49)
4. In So Many Words (9:22)
5. Afterthoughts (5:32)
6. In Your Own Sweet Way (11:53)
7. Blues For Phyllis (12:39)

Live At Sweet Basil, NY. August 1992

Nick Brignola - baritone, alto, soprano sax & clarinet
Mike Holober - piano
Rich Syracuse - bass
Dick Berk - drums
 

Nick Brignola - Live At Sweet Basil: First Set (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:30 | Size: 145.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Autumn Leaves (12:34)
2. Mahjong (10:21)
3. East Of The Sun (12:19)
4. I Hear A Rhapsody (8:58)
5. Everything Happens To Me (9:25)
6. Sister Sadie (11:51)

Live At Sweet Basil, NY. August 1992

Nick Brignola - baritone, alto & soprano sax
Mike Holober - piano
Rich Syracuse - bass
Dick Berk - drums
 

Nick Brignola - It's Time (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:46 | Size: 141.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. It's Time (7:28)
2. Renewal (8:15)
3. Sketch 1 (0:47)
4. Dusk (5:25)
5. Speak Low (8:20)
6. I Thought About You (9:00)
7. If You Could See Me Now (6:21)
8. Walkabout (7:30)
9. Sketch 2 (0:48)
10. Round Midnight (3:13)
11. How Tasteful Of You (6:19)

Van Gelder Studio, NJ. 1991

Nick Brignola - baritone, tenor, alto, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
Kenny Barron - piano
Dave Holland - bass
Mike Holober - arranger

 

Nick Brignola - All Business (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:34 | Size: 147.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Green St. Groove (5:45)
2. Pent-Up House (6:27)
3. How Deep Is The Ocean (7:16)
4. Darn That Dream (5:24)
5. In The Zone (7:59)
6. Fast Food (8:21)
7. 7 Come 11 (5:17)
8. 7 Come 11 (Alt. Take)(6:28)
9. I Wished On The Moon (5:21)
10. Tea For Three (8:03

Avatar Studio, New York 1999

Nick Brignola - baritone & soprano sax
Dave Pike - vibraphone
Chuck D'Aloia - guitar
John Patitucci - bass
Billy Hart - drums
 

Jean-Michel Pilc Trio - Welcome Home (2002)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:35 | Size: 148.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. So What 6:43
2. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) 5:03
3. Stella by Starlight 5:04
4. Autumn in Newfane 4:15
5. Colchiques Dans Les Prйs 6:19
6. Solitude 7:06
7. Cousin Mary 2:08
8. Giant Steps 2:27
9. Tenderly performed 5:25
10. Welcome Home - 5:31
11. Serial Mother Blues 4:11
12. Scarborough Fair 4:11
13. Rhythm-A-Ning 3:06
14. Beginning 3:35
 
Label - Dreyfus

Jean-Michel Pilc - piano
Franзois Moutin - bass
Ari Hoenig - drums
 

Francesco Cafiso New York Quartet - New York Lullaby (2005)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:40 | Size: 162.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Lullaby Of Birdland
2. Reflections
3. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
4. My Old Flame
5. Estate
6. What’s New
7. Imagination
8. Willow Weep For Me
9. Speak Now
 
Label - Venus

Francesco Cafiso - alto sax
David Hazeltine - piano
David Williams - bass
Joe Farnsworth - drums
 
Altoist Francesco Cafiso (born 1989) is one of the most precocious talents in the history of italian jazz. When he was nine years old only Francesco took his first steps, working with internationally famous musicians.
The encounter with Wynton Marsalis at the Pescara Jazz Festival July 2003 was a decisive moment for Francesco’s career. Amazed by his qualities, Marsalis took him along with his septet on his European Tour.
Aftre such a brilliant start, Francesco went through a series of important experiences both in Italy and abroad.
On this 2006 vinyl pressing, Cafiso performs 9 famous standards including Lullaby of Birdland, Reflections and Speak Now.
 

11/17/2017

Vincent Herring - Evidence (1990)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:47 | Size: 147.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Mr. Wizard (Herring/Willis)
2. I Sing A Song (Tex Allen)
3. Stars Fell On Alabama (Parish-Perkins)
4. Voyage (Kenny Barron)
5. Hindsight (Cedar Walton)
6. Never Forget (Harring)
7. Evidence (Thelonious Monk)
8. Soul-Leo (Mulgrew Miller)

Vincent Herring - alto sax
Wallace Roney - trumpet
Mulgrew Miller - piano
Ira Coleman - bass
Carl Allen - drums


Recorded June 29 and July 2, 1990
 

Vincent Herring - The Uptown Shuffle (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:25 | Size: 159.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Elation
2. Love Walked In
3. Tenderly
4. Uptown Shuffle
5. The Atholete
6. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
7. Strike up the Band
8. Don't Let It Go
9. Big Bertha
 
Vincent Herring: alto sax
Cyrus Chestnut: piano
Brandi Disterheft: bass
Joe Farnsworth: drums
 
Label: Smoke Sessions Records
 
Following on the heels of their vinyl sampler and an introductory set by pianist Harold Mabern, comes The Uptown Shuffle by alto saxophonist Vincent Herring. This nine-track recital offers a smattering of Herring originals along with some well-chosen standards. Herring's choice of bandmates is nothing short of top shelf, with pianist Cyrus Chestnut and drummer Joe Farnsworth locking in with up and comer Brandi Disterheft on bass. A native of Vancouver, Disterheft has three albums of her own and has been actively making a name for herself here in the States the past few years.
The opening "Elation" is a Herring original of the modal variety with plenty of up tempo fire and panache to go around. Herring's tone has matured over the years and now has a stronger core tone, not unlike that of Kenny Garrett. For "Love Walked In," Herring recalls Lou Donaldson with his buttery tone and rhythmic swagger. Chestnut's original, "Uptown Shuffle" is feel good music of the best kind with a substantive solo from its composer. A master of brisk tempos, Farnsworth makes "Strike Up the Band" bristle with excitement. Check out the Phineas Newborn quote from Chestnut that ushers in a brief series of exchanges with Farnsworth to hear how well this rhythm section collates into a unified whole. A favorite Duke Pearson ditty, "Big Bertha," wraps up the proceedings on a joyous note, making this one of Herrings best presentations to date.
 

VA - Jukebox Mambo, Vol. 3 (2017)


Genre: Jazz / R&B | Total Time: 1:03:54 | Size: 153.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Emperor – Time De Tough
02. Preacher Stephens & The Foree Wells Combo – Mary
03. Percy Mayfield – Loose Lips
04. Ethel Boswell – No More for You
05. Camille Howard – Hurry Back Baby
06. Chuz Alfred – Caravan
07. Roy Gaines – Alabama Sue
08. Paul Boyers Band & Pattie Parish – Mambo Mambo Baby (feat. Pattie Parish)
09. Monogram Caribbean Orchestra – Calypso Cha Cha for Spooks
10. Clarence Garlow – New Bon Ton Roulay
11. Maurice King – Bermuda
12. Floyd Dixon – Please Don't Go
13. Aggie Dukes – Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
14. Otis Blackwell – My Josephine
15. Duke Groner – Oppin for Later
16. Big Bertha – Little Daddy
17. Linton Garner – Double A Mambo
18. Ontarios & Frank Motley & His Crew – Lovers Mambo
19. Toni Jordan – The Bend
20. Eddie Kochak – Mambo Arriba
21. Christine Kittrell – I Ain't Nothing but a Fool
22. Harmonica Blues King Harris – Blues King Mango
23. Donald Woods & The Vel-Aires – My Very Own
24. Sax Mallard – The Mojo

• Jazzman Records releases the third volume of its Jukebox Mambo compilation series, artfully selected by DJ Liam Large.

• A journey through the popular American music of the 1950s influenced by exotic rumba and Afro-Latin seasoned rhythm and blues.

• Featuring rarities and unearthed gems from Percy Mayfield, Roy Gaines, Chuz Alfred, Monogram Caribbean Orchestra, and many more.

• The twenty-four track compilation comes complete with in-depth track notes and photographs, as well as a deluxe double vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve, and a super limited edition vintage style 6 x 10 book set - with unique artwork and four exclusive bonus tracks

Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records, with the curatorial expertise of DJ Liam Large, have been opening ears and minds to the delights of Latin-tinged Rhythm & Blues. This, the third release in the series, sticks squarely to the tried and tested formula of its predecessors; combining a crate-digger's passion for the obscure with an ear for instant dancefloor crowd pleasers.

In a congested field of R&B comps, Jukebox Mambo stands out uniquely in shedding light on the era of Latin American and Caribbean influence, a sensual rhythmic shift which continues to be felt in modern music today.

Opener, The Emperor's 'Tough De Times (Things Getting Tough)' is a classic example of Large and Jazzman's idiosyncratic capacity to bring striking singularities to light, a beguiling and seductive blend of jazz, blues and Trinidadian calypso. Other highlights include the slinky rumba-blues of Percy Mayfield's lustful 'Loose Lips', the only known recording by female blues shouter Ethel Boswell on the track 'No More For You', and Chuz Alfred's powerful rendition of the Duke Ellington standard 'Caravan'. Elsewhere, Jukebox Mambo 3 is dominated by virtuosic performances, from the smooth tenor vocals of Roy Gaines to the polyrhythmic swing of the Monogram Caribbean Orchestra, and the Syrian-American jazz stylings of Eddie Kochak.

The compilation comes with in-depth track notes and photographs, is available as a deluxe double vinyl tip on gatefold as well as a super limited edition vintage style 6 x 10 book set - with unique artwork and four exclusive bonus tracks.

Lovingly compiled, artfully arranged and expertly annotated, Jukebox Mambo Volume 3 is another immersive gaze into an era of musical history that still carries a unique influence today. This one is for the crate diggers and music lovers alike!
 

Mary-Catherine Pazzano - You're Gonna Hear From Me (2017)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 51:55 | Size: 120.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. You're Gonna Hear From Me (4:00)
02. Friendly Star (3:32)
03. A Simple Conversation (5:33)
04. All The Things You Are (4:30)
05. It's De-Lovely (3:55)
06. How Insensitive (5:43)
07. River (4:23)
08. Charade (4:37)
09. Alone In The World (4:39)
10. Manhattan - New York State Of Mind (5:14)
11. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (3:00)
12. A Cottage For Sale (2:49)

From Glorious Feeling Records comes jazz vocalist Mary-Catherine Pazzano’s debut studio album, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me”. The album takes you on an autobiographical musical journey of self-discovery, starting from a place of unsettledness and not trusting one's own instincts, and evolving to a place of trusting one's own voice and power. With classic jazz standards including “All the Things You Are”, lesser known songs of the Great American Songbook (“Friendly Star”, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me”), Joni Mitchell’s “River”, and Pazzano's own "A Simple Conversation", her first outing is sure to be a moving, accessible listening experience for all.

About Mary-Catherine:
“As impressive as these artists were… it was singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano who truly stole the show. Whether she was scatting her way through a fast number or slowing things down for a powerfully belted tune, Pazzano had the audience enthralled throughout the entire show. Her performance was probably best summed up in the quiet moments that occasionally appeared between the notes, when the room sat in anticipation of her next line – completely silent and breathless.” ~Jon Svec: Reporter, Thornbury Paper

Described as a rising star of the Canadian music scene and as a performer who has her “audience enthralled throughout the entire show”, Mary-Catherine is a singer based in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary-Catherine’s passion has always been singing and performing. She loves exploring the endless repertoire of The Great American Songbook, and making the sublime lyrics her own with a nostalgic, yet modern, flair.

After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2010 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama (2010), Mary-Catherine embarked on a performance career.

Mary-Catherine’s performance highlights include a tour of New Zealand, headliner at the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Rex, Jazz Bistro, The Registry Theatre, soloist with the K-W Symphony, and multiple concerts at The Jazz Room.

Mary-Catherine is putting the finishing touches on her debut studio album, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” and is honoured to have recorded with Pat Collins, Don Buchanan, Jason Hunter, and Steve James. It will be released September, 2017.

“As she sang and told the stories of those timeless melodies, it felt like she was reciting poetry. She created music of a calibre and artistry seldom heard… A remarkable evening of admirable music.”~Meaford Express
 

Chris Bennett & Bill Marx - Something Wonderful (2017)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 36:38 | Size: 101.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. How Do You Keep The Music Playing (3:29)
02. I'm Glad There Is You (4:49)
03. My One And Only Love (4:27)
04. Something Wonderful (2:46)
05. I Have Dreamed (3:38)
06. The Summer Knows (4:16)
07. September Song (4:34)
08. Goodbye (4:27)
09. We'll Be Together Again (4:12)

At the recent recording session for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Bennett’s 12th studio release, there was a feeling between the small group gathered ‘round the baby grand piano where Bennett and veteran pianist, Bill Marx, were seated, that we were witnessing an impromptu jam session between two jazz masters at play rather than a couple of musicians at work. It was dusk in the desert, and the dimming December light set the mood of a New York supper club at closing time, after all the customers had gone and the last cocktail glass cleared. The venue was actually Bennett’s new digs: the historic Loretta Young estate in the “Deepwell” part of Palm Springs where singers from a bygone era like Julie London and Ginny Simms dwelled among Hollywood luminaries as fabled as William Holden and Elizabeth Taylor, once upon a yesterday. Bennett purchased the one-time home that the two-time Academy Award-winning actress shared with her husband, Oscar-winning costume designer Jean Louis, in 2015. Christening it “Villa Loretta”, Bennett has since transformed the large, elegant formal living room into an intimate event space that has hosted the likes of Diane Schuur, Jack Jones, Barry Manilow, and was also featured in a segment for the “Jimmie Kimmel Show”. Tonight, it’s just Chris and Bill with a dozen ballads, a handful of their closest friends and an extra bottle of wine as the sun sets behind the San Jacinto Mountains.

We didn’t know then that “Something Wonderful” would be the title cut of the 9 tunes selected from these sessions captured on that enchanted night, but it has since become Bennett’s first studio release in seven years and a departure from her standard CD releases which can vary from an 18-piece big band replete with strings to a four-piece jazz combo with backup singers and children’s choir. This time it’s just piano and voice, but the acoustic simplicity of the duo is what makes this project her most powerful work to date and also her most intimate. “Something Wonderful” is a quiet collaboration with jazz giant, Bill Marx, heir to Hollywood royalty as the eldest son of Harpo Marx and nephew of Groucho Marx, of the legendary comedy family, the “Marx Brothers”. A musical prodigy, it was the young Bill who actually arranged his father’s most famous repertoire at the harp. “I’m a composer who happens to play the piano; not a pianist who happens to compose,” he teases. He’s actually a musical genius, but tonight he’s accompanying Bennett the way he used to play for Ann Richards, Esther Phillips, and Joanie Sommers in the 1960’s. Tonight it might as well be Nineteen-Sixty-Something. After all, Chris Bennett is time-traveling through the Great American Songbook with Marx as her guide.
 

Davina & The Vagabonds - Nicollet & Tenth (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:37 | Size: 151.58 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Knock Me A Kiss
2. Black Cloud
3. Sunshine
4. Ain't That A Shame
5. Louisiana Fairytale
6. Shake That Thing
7. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
8. You Must Be Losing Your Mind
9. Lipstick And Chrome
10. Start Runnin'
11. I'd Rather Go Blind
12. Red Shoes
13. Pocket
14. Trav'lin' All Alone
15. 5 Ft 2
16. Bee Sting
17. St. James Infirmary
18. His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Recorded live at the Dakota Jazz Club by Pearl Recording Studio

Bass [Upright Bass] – Greg Byers
Drums, Vocals – Connor Hammergren
Piano, Ukulele, Vocals – Davina Sowers
Trombone, Vocals – Ben Link
Trumpet, Vocals – Daniel Eikmeier
Written-By – Davina Sowers (tracks: 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16)
 

Michael Kaeshammer - The Pianist (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 28:52 | Size: 66.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Chicago Breakdown (2:21)
02. Lands End Parade (3:05)
03. Stomp (2:52)
04. Autumn Leaves (3:28)
05. Janice (5:10)
06. Suitcase Blues (1:59)
07. I Beg Your Pardon (2:16)
08. Cadenza (5:48)
09. Lullaby (1:53)
 
After studying classical piano for seven years in his German homeland, a 13-year-old Kaeshammer (pronounced "case-hammer") discovered boogie-woogie as played by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and Pinetop Smith. In three years, the teen wunderkind was playing boogie-woogie piano in clubs, concerts, and festivals all over Germany. He attracted attention almost immediately after the family moved to the west coast of Canada, turning heads at performances at blues and jazz festivals during the summer of 1996. His first three recordings, Blue Keys (1996), Tell You How I Feel (1998), and No Strings Attached (2000), showed increasing maturity and artistic evolution.
 

VA - Good Juice (Hot Hammonds & Cool Organs Cocktail Served By Blue Note) (2003)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:07 | Size: 460.77 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
01.Richard "Groove" Holmes – Hallelujah, I Love Her So(2:32)
02.Jimmy Smith Trio – I Got My Mojo Workin(4:58)
03.Lou Donaldson – Who's Making Love(6:44)
04.Milt Buckner – The Beast(2:31)
05.John Keating – I Feel The Earth Move(3:39)
06.Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel(7:30)
07.Ronnie Foster – Some Neck(4:43)
08.George Nardello – Ooga Mooga(3:10)
09.Alan Hawkshaw – Blarney's Stoned(1:50)
10.George Semper – Shortnin' Bread(2:26)
11.Jimmy McGriff – The Worm(3:18)
12.Jimmy McGriff – I've Got A Woman(2:44)
13.Reuben Wilson & Ronnie Cuber – Love Bug(7:53)
14.Jimmy McGriff – Where It's At(4:45)
15.Paul Bryan – Burnin'(4:27)
16.Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto(6:33)
 
(Artist): VA
(Title Of Album): Good Juice 
(Year Of Release): 2003
(Label): Blue Note ‎– 7243 5 81043 2 5
(Country): France
 

The Devin Kelly Organ Trio - First Things First (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:58 | Size: 136.83 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Pisces Soul
02. Ceora
03. You Are So Beautiful
04. Night Mist Blues
05. While We're Young
06. The Touch Of Your Lips
07. Moonlight In Vermont
08. These Are Soulful Days
09. Where Or When
10. In Love In Vain

Bob Sneider: Guitar; Dino Losito: Hammond Organ; Devin Kelly: Drums.
 
Devin Kelly is a freelance percussionist based in King Ferry, New York. A native of Ithaca, New York, Mr. Kelly has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Barry Harris, Gary Foster, Bob Sheppard, Bill Cunliffe, Bobby Militello, Peter Bernstein, Larry Koonse, Mark Soskin, Stacy Rowles, Sam Most, John Campbell, Julie Kelly, Judy Wexler and many other jazz luminaries. Notable performance venues include The Blue Note NYC, Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, as well as the Rochester, San Jose, Lewiston, Northwest and Dubai Jazz Festivals.

Mr. Kelly’s "New York-based organ trio" is made up of Rochester, New York based guitarist Bob Sneider (Chuck Mangione, Nat Adderley, Gene Ludwig & Lou Donaldson) and Elmira, New York based organist Dino Losito (Houston Person, Eric Alexander, Nancy Kelly & Joe Romano). Devin's "California-based organ trio" features guitarist Gary Solt (Nancy Wilson, Clark Terry, Don Rader) & organist Joe Bagg (Anthony Wilson, Jon Daversa, Larry Coryell & Bill Holman).

In addition to playing jazz, Devin works as a studio percussionist for Sonicsmiths & Cinesamples, sampling software companies based in Los Angeles & New York City. Many leading television, film and video game composers use their products.
 

The Boilermaker Jazz Band - Panama (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:30 | Size: 138.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I Would Do Anything For You
02. You Tell Me Your Dream
03. Did I Remember
04. New Orleans Joys
05. I'll See You In My Dreams
06. In The Good Old Summertime
07. Shoe Boogie
08. If I Had You
09. Panama
10. Just For A Thrill
11. Siboney
12. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
13. Little Grass Shack

Paul Cosentino - Clarinet/Leader; Clint Baker - Trumpet; Dan Davisson - Banjo; Gerry Gagnon - Trombone; Ernest McCarty - Bass; Tom Roberts - Piano; Rich Strong - Drums.

Recording DateJanuary 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000
 
There seems to be a small but lively revival of swing music from the 1920's and 30's. Don Neely's San Francisco based Royal Society Jazz Orch. has been issuing CDs which delve into the charts from this period. Now along comes the Boilermaker Jazz Band out of Pittsburgh, PA headed by clarinetist Paul Cosentino. Cosentino uses the pretty much discarded complex Albert system of playing which was taught by the well known New Orleans clarinet teacher, Lorenzo Tio, Jr., in the early 1900's. Among his more famous pupils were Sidney Bechet and Barney Bigard. Using this system, Cosentino's clarinet takes on a soulful, sometimes mournful, mahogany sound which works well with the music and the style he plays it in which comes close to, but doesn't quite reach, New Orleans traditional.

All of the music on this set was written between 1902 and 1939 and most of it is played in an up tempo manner. But there are some surprises. We tend to forget that Latin rhythms were favored by the early New Orleans jazz players and Cosentino's group reminds us of that with "Siboney" with Gerry Gagnon's quivering trombone taking the lead. The waltz "In the Good Old Summertime" is done as a rip roaring barrelhouse swinger. "Little Grass Shack" has an uncredited singer backed by the banjo instead of ukelele. The more senior of us may recall that this tune was a favorite of Arthur Godfrey who did use a ukelele. One of the more engaging tracks is a blusey, melodic Cosentino clarinet on "If I Had You" followed by that unknown crooner.

Calling this group a band may be a bit of an overstatement. The biggest it gets is seven pieces. The quartet format is used for six tracks and a trio for one. But whatever the configuration, the outcome is an exciting, spirited and fun-filled session. Recommended.