28 April, 2017

VA - Birdology: Tribute To Charlie Parker Vol. 1 (1989)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:53 | Size: 117.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Bird Lives (6:48)
2. Yardbird Suite (5:37)
3. Parker's Mood (11:55)
4. Chasin' the Bird (9:09)
5. Big FootCharlie Parker (9:53)
6. Donna Lee (8:21)

Don Stiker - trumpet
Jackie McLean - alto sax
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax
Cecil Payne - baritone sax
Duke Jordan - piano
Ron carter - bass
Roy Haynes - drums

Recording Date: June 7, 1989.

Noah Preminger - Meditations On Freedom (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:38 | Size: 110.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Only A Pawn In Their Game 7:33
2 Just The Way It Is 6:31
3 A Change Is Gonna Come 5:17
4 We Have A Dream 5:28
5 Mother Earth 6:43
6 Women's March 4:39
7 The 99 Percent 3:29
8 Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 4:19
9 Broken Treaties 5:46

Personnel: Noah Preminger: saxophone; Jason Palmer: trumpet; Kim Cass: double-bass; Ian Froman: drums.
Open and civil discourse has always been a tenant of democracy. Recent political events in the U.S. have reduced that discourse to a crude, gutter-level low that has left an alienated population in its wake, marginalized and left without a strong voice. From the time of the Civil War, protest music has provided counsel for vulnerable segments of society. With Meditations on Freedom saxophonist Noah Preminger adds his voice to the ranks of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” (1939), Charles Mingus’ “Fables of Faubus” from Mingus Ah Um (1959), Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” from Nina Simone in Concert (1964) and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra Not in Our Name (2005).

Preminger’s quartet of trumpeter Jason Palmer, bassist Kim Cass and Ian Froman on drums has been together on two recent releases, Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar (2016) and Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (2016). Paying homage to the Mississippi Delta Blues has been an extended objective of Preminger’s and he applies some of the same techniques to the music of protest on Meditations on Freedom in that he is neither nostalgic nor dismissive of the source of inspiration.

The album opens with Bob Dylan’s early civil rights classic “Only a Pawn in Their Game” from The Times They Are A-Changin‘ (1964) and takes a reverential approach to the original for much of its playing time before allowing for some heartfelt improvisation. “The Way It Is,” Bruce Hornsby’s more modern statement on prejudice and apathy takes an edgier slant compared to the ironically melodic original. Another anthem of the civil rights movement—Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”—has the delta blues feel and radiates emotion. The last of the cover songs is George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” which the ex-Beatle wrote as part of his ongoing humanitarian aid project to bring awareness to the plight of Bangladesh refugees.

In the spirit of the cover pieces, Preminger’s original compositions broadcast the same sense of urgency. “We Have a Dream” swings in conveying a sense of hope while the environmentally focused “Mother Earth” has an urgency appropriate to the ravages of climate change. The time changes of “Women’s March” reflect a renewed realization that we can too easily move one step forward and two back. “The 99 Percent” and “Broken Treaties” are studies in frustration and disengagement, both with elements of anger and melancholy but neither without hope.

At thirty years of age Preminger is quite prolific, with eight leader releases and an additional six as a sideman. He has shown a veracity in his dedication to a focused creative process and a confident world view in the scope of material he covers. With Meditations on Freedom, Preminger gives weight to the significance of our concerns and a wake-up call to those who disregard past history. This is his best music and his most important album to date.

Chris Barber & Acker Bilk - That's It Then (1996)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:38 | Size: 158.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (6:26)
02. Stranger On The Shore (4:34)
03. Bugle Boy March (3:57)
04. Wabash Blues (6:54)
05. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (7:52)
06. South (5:31)
07. Lou-Easy-An-I-A (7:14)
08. Panama (9:57)
09. Poor Butterfly (7:49)
10. That's My Home (4:23)
11. High Society (5:01)

Recording dates: Recorded in concert on December 13 and 17 1996.

Personnel: Chris Barber (trombone), Pat Halcox (trumpet), Acker Bilk (clarinet), John Crocker (reeds & flute), Ian Wheeler (reeds), John Slaughter (guitar), Paul Sealey (banjo, guitar), Vic Pitt (bass), Alan "Sticky" Wickett" (drums).
During the "trad boom" of the early 1960s, the undisputed "kings" were Ball, Barber and Bilk -- the "Three Bs"as they were often known -- Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, and Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band. Although they rarely if ever played and never recorded together (apart from occasional radio programmes), they were inseparable in the public's mind, partly because of the titles of reissue LPs such as The Best Of Barber & Bilk and The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk.

This excellent CD goes some way to filling that gap, with Acker Bilk as the guest of the Chris Barber Band in two concerts from the latter part of 1996. As Chris notes in the CD insert: "This is the record everyone thought they were buying 35 years ago. Millions of recordings by Barber and Bilk were sold in the 1960s and even reached the LP charts, but these recordings never had Mr. Barber and Mr. Bilk playing together. They only included other tapes of the two separate bands. Finally in truth Barber and Bilk are playing together at the same time and the same place. Playing with Acker was just as much fun as anybody could have imagined and we hope that you will enjoy this recording as much as the musicians you are hearing."

That's It Then is also notable because it was the last commercial recording featuring Ian Wheeler as a member of the band's front line (after a total of over thirty years!), and Alan "Sticky" Wickett's last recording as the drummer.

VA - Birth Of The Groove CTI Records (1997)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:53 | Size: 135.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Deodato - September 13 (5:56)
02. Joe Farrell - Canned Funk (7:21)
03. Esther Phillips - Hurtin' House (5:02)
04. Johnny Hammond - Rock Steady (6:49)
05. Hank Crawford - Sugar Free (4:40)
06. Stanley Turrentine - Storm (7:33)
07. Milt Jackson - I'm Not So Sure (7:55)
08. George Benson - I Remember Wes (4:07)
09. Dave Matthews - Shoogie Wanna Boogie (5:38)
10. Idris Muhammad - Hard To Face The Music (4:51)
Label – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Producer – Creed Taylor

Patti Austin - Avant Gershwin (2007)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:54 | Size: 144.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Overtue/Gershwin Medley
2. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
3. Who Cares
4. Funny Face
5. Love Walked In/Love Is Sweeping the Country
6. Swanee
7. Porgy and Bess Medley
8. Lady Be Good
Label - Rendezvou Entertainment

Patti Austin _vocals
WDR Big Band
Composers: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Irving Caesar; B.G. DeSylva
This CD was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Noble Watts - Blast Off! 1950's New York Rhythm 'n Blues Instrumentals (1959-60)

Genre: Funk / Soul / R&B | Total Time: 33:08 | Size: 81.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
1. Blast Off
2. Easy Going Pt. 1
3. Flap Jack
4. The Slide
5. Mashed Potatoes
6. Original Boogie Woogie
7. The Creep

Side B
1. Shakin'
2. Easy Going Pt. 2
3. The Beaver
4. Great Times
5. The Frog Hop
6. Hot Tamales
7. Walking The Floor Over You
Noble "Thin Man" Watts (February 17, 1926 – August 24, 2004)[1] was an American blues, jump blues[2] and rhythm and blues saxophonist. He primarily played tenor saxophone. The AllMusic journalist, Bill Dahl, considered Watts "one of the most incendiary [...] fire-breathing tenor sax honkers" of the 1950s.

Born in DeLand, Florida, Watts studied violin and trumpet in his youth, later switching to sax. He gained musical training at Florida A&M, where he played in the school's marching band with future saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. Hired to play with The Griffin Brothers after college, Watts began his professional career. During the 1950s, he would work with Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, and others. He also appeared on American Bandstand with Johnny Mathis in 1957,[4] and performed in the house band at a Harlem club owned by boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

Watts's career would eventually decline by the mid-1960s. He played lounge music in parts of Florida before being "rediscovered" by record producer Bob Greenlee. He made a minor comeback in 1987, and worked for Greenlee's record label.

In 2004 Watts died of a combination of pneumonia and emphysema.

Joe Newman - Joe Newman Plays In Paris (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:04 | Size: 67.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Blues on the Champs-Elysées (Newman) 13:40
02. A Girl Named Rigmor (Newman) 10:31
03. Lover Man (Davis-Sherman-Ramirez) 5:52

Joe Newman, trumpet
Henry Coker, trombone
Frank Wess, tenor sax
Bill Graham, baritone sax
Maurice Vander, piano
Eddie Jones, bass
Sonny Payne, drums

Recorded in Paris, October 7, 1956.

George Benson - The Silver Collection On Verve (1990)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:34 | Size: 141.06 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Billie's Bounce
02. Low Down and Dirty
03. Thunder Walk
04. Doobie Doobie Blues
05. What's New?
06. I Remember Wes
07. Windmills of Your Mind
08. Song for My Father
09. Carnival Joys
10. Giblet Gravy
11. Walk on By
12. Sack O' Woe
13. Groovin'
Label - Verve

George Benson, Eric Gale – Guitar
Herbie Hancock, Paul Griffin, – Piano
Arthur Clarke, George Marge – Flute
Arthur Clarke, George Marge - Sax Tenor
Pepper Adams - Sax Baritone
Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young – Trumpet
Jimmy Owens – Flugelhorn
Garnett Brown – Trombone
Alan Raph - Trombone Bass
Paul Griffin – Keyboards
Jack Jennings – Vibraphone
Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw - Bass
Chuck Rainey - Bass Electric
Billy Cobham, Jimmy Johnson, Jr., Leo Morris – Drums
Johnny Pacheco - Conga
Leo Morris – Strings
Eileen Gilbert, Albertine Robinson, Lois Winter – Vocals

Buddy Tate - Groovin' With Buddy Tate (1961)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 39:21 | Size: 89.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Blues For Trixie
02. The Salt Mines
03. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
04. East Of The Sun
05. Makin' Whoopee
06. Board Walk
07. Overdrive

Bass – George Tucker
Drums – Roy Brooks
Guitar – Wally Richardson
Piano – Ronnell Bright
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Buddy Tate

Recorded Fenruary 17, 1961.

André Holst With Chris Dean’s European Swing Orchestra & Mary Roos - That's Swing! (2000)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:10 | Size: 66.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 The Most Beautiful Girl
2 Softly As I leave You
3 Let's Face The Music And Dance
4 Please Don't Bug Me
5 Shiny Stockings
6 All Or Nothing At All
7 Tribute To Valente (I Love Paris)
8 Fly Me To The Moon
9 Route 66
10 Hit The Road Jack
The multifaceted entertainer André Holst reports back to the international music stage and proves to be better than ever. ‘That’s Swing!’ is pure swing everybody will enjoy. The album is rounded off by guests such as Mary Roos, Chris Dean and the drummer legend Ronnie Verrell, who has played with Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and Frank Sinatra.

Vivian Buczek - Ella Lives (2017)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 1:07:15 | Size: 154.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (6:02)
02. Yesterdays (5:06)
03. Prelude To A Kiss (8:08)
04. The Man I Love (6:01)
05. It's Alright With Me (5:28)
06. The Very Thought Of You (6:37)
07. Caravan (6:03)
08. Lady Be Good (4:34)
09. Tenderly (7:33)
10. Misty (5:52)
11. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (5:52)
Personnel: Vivian Buczek: vocals; Martin Sjöstedt: piano; Mattias Ståhl: vibraphone; Fredrik Lindborg, Karl-Martin Almqvist: reeds; Peter Asplund: trumpet, flugelhorn; Niklas Fernqvist: bass; Johan Löfkrantz Ramsay: drums.
Sweden's Vivian Buczek, fast approaching her 40th birthday, comes across more as a schoolgirl with a crush on her teacher on this, her seventh solo album, which pays tribute to The First Lady Of Song. Ella Fitzgerald—had she not died in 1996—would be 100 this year.

"Ella Fitzgerald has always been my greatest inspiration and the main reason that I have become a jazz singer," Buczek explains in the sleeve note. Her father Bruno, who played trombone, introduced her to Fitzgerald: "I had never heard such honest and joyful singing before. The way she used her voice in so many different ways was astonishing to me."

Along with obligatory dollops of Ella-style scat, Buczek delivers 10 numbers from the Great American Songbook closely associated with her idol. Then, in case anyone should doubt her devotion, she closes with Mercer Ellington's "Things Ain't What They Used To Be," abandoning Ted Persons' lyric at one point to moan ecstatically, "Oh, Lady Ella... sweet Ella."

Mind, nearly everyone involved seems to be affected by the awesome subject matter. Pianist Martin Sjöstedt's arrangements—particularly on Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays"—try just that little bit too hard, hemming in soloists like Peter Asplund (trumpet) and Karl-Martin Almqvist (saxophone), rather than giving them space to breathe new life into these—let's face it—sometimes rather tired, old songs.

Despite being used as a pretext for a ghastly 1992 Meg Ryan movie of the same name, Duke Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss" from 1938 should surely now be definitively laid to rest as a vocal number. The schlocky, cocktail bar lyrics were only tacked onto Ellington's lovely tune by Irving Mills, his money-grubbing manager, in a bid to garner more royalties. Though Duke wouldn't have complained. The cash helped to keep his band on the road.

Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," written in 1943, holds up reasonably well in the present day, though best sung in a room with an open fireplace. It gets a stellar, straight-ahead outing here and is blessed with a fine bass solo by Niklas Fernqvist.

Asplund and Almqvist vie for solo honours on "Lady Be Good" and there's a rollicking, if somewhat incongruous vocal from Buczek. Incongruous? Perhaps not. When it comes to declarations of love, gender seems of increasingly little consequence these days. If Cole Porter were still around, he'd no doubt write a song about it.

Buczek seems to be following Fitzgerald's example in staying, specifically a jazz singer. She displays a good feel for her material and is generally careful not to let style triumph over substance. She is, understandably, big in Sweden. Elsewhere? The jury is still out on that one.

Sari - The Sweetest Sounds (2017)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 42:36 | Size: 98.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. So This Is Love (6:02)
02. If I Were A Bell (3:05)
03. Alice In Wonderland (3:50)
04. It's Delovely (4:45)
05. Tea For Two (1:57)
06. The Sweetest Sounds (4:54)
07. I'll Follow The Sun (4:06)
08. I've Got A Crush On You (4:29)
09. All Or Nothing At All (4:05)
10. How Deep Is Your Love (5:23)

Sawa (Vocal)
Shota Seta (Piano, Melodica, Rhodes)
Yuta Minomino (Bass)
Yamauchi Yoichiro (Drums)
Ayumu Hashimoto (Cello)
Seiichi Nakamura (Tenor sax, Bass clarinet)

"If I Were A Bell" , "Tea For Two" such as picking up the standard, hearing the cute vocals in the unique voice, such as jumping out from the world of anime me skein. Imagine you grew up in a jazzy flowing environment from early childhood , but the feeling of swing in "It's Delovely" and so on is perfect. Also, "If I were a Bell" spits up thrilling at up tempo . Range is wide expressive power is also a rich, of the ballad "I've Got a Crush on You " seen in the deep vocals are Ryo. It is a masterpiece for the next generation J - Jazz vocal world. Father of Seiichi Nakamura 3 are participating in songs, it tastes like snuggling in Shari impressive dwarf deep solo. Arrange is also handled entirely by himself, ideas shine, such as unison scat with the base at "The Sweetest Sounds" and "I'll Follow The Sun" concealing the Beatles' "Day Tripper" . Accompanied Shota Seta (Pf, Melodica / Rhodes (Rhodes)) , small Yuta Mino (B) , Yo Yamauchi Ichiro (ds), Ayumi Hashimoto (cello) is a good play of sense also chose the sound performance of such glowing. Excellent work.

Pamela Rose - You Could Have It All (2001)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 46:58 | Size: 108.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The One That Got Away (4:43)
02. You Could Have It All (3:37)
03. Walk On (5:55)
04. See You In Your Dreams (5:59)
05. Wake Up (3:52)
06. You Got Me Good (3:42)
07. This Love Is Gonna Do Me In (5:13)
08. She's Not Dressed Up For You (3:06)
09. Same Ol' Story (4:38)
10. Mama Needs A Little Day (6:14)
Personnel: Pamela Rose - Vocal; Tony Stead - B3 Hammond Organ/Backup Vocals; Carl Lockett - Guitar/Backup Vocals; Bryant Mills - Drums/Backup Vocals; Jeff Ervin - Alto & Tenor Sax; Johnny Bamont/Rob Sudduth - Baritone Sax; Marty Werner - Trombone; Jeff Lewis, Marvin McFadden - Trumpet; James Levi - Congas.
Pamela Rose has returned to her blues/R&B side for her third release with a program of red beans and rice, chitlins', and greens -- tunes all of which Rose wrote in collaboration with someone else, mostly Jeff Ervin. The R&B, bluesy surrounding is given credibility by the instrument that is the bulwark of that genre, the Hammond B3 organ, played by Tony Stead. But there's plenty of help from the dripping guitars of Carl Lockett and Danny Caron and the honking tenor and baritone saxophones of Ervin and Johnny Bamont, recalling the likes of Heywood Henry, Leslie Johnakins, and Buddy Lucas, who regularly accompanied the best of the singers of this type of music. Rose has that pleading, catch-in-the-voice style that makes R&B funk work to its best advantage. She uses these devices to advantage on her uncomplicated, earthy tales of romance, unrequited love, and other day-to-day situations which R&B describes best. There is no doubt of the high level of Rose's performance and the way she has taken to the blue-tinged material. She is wise enough to offer a break or two from the doleful material. In fact, one of the best tracks on the CD is a swinging "Wake Up," where she demands that people get off the couch, away from the TV screen, and "Drop the mouse/Leave the house/Come on, get out and make a scene." This track is also noted for some exiting but loose ensemble playing. You Could Have It All offers just the right blend of the melancholy side of the blues with the more upbeat side of that genre performed by outstanding musicians. This is an album you'll want for both the vocalizing and the instrumentalists.

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:21 | Size: 90.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Hurry On Down
02. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
03. You Better Watch Yourself, Bub
04. My Mother's Eyes
05. He's A Real Gone Guy
06. Let Me Love You Tonight
07. Chi-Chi-Ch-Chicago
08. Fine And Mellow
09. I Thought About You
10. Kinda Blue And Low
11. The Song Is Ended(But The Melody Lingers On)
12. Lake Charles Boogie
13. Fine Brown Frame
14. My Man (Mon Homme)
15. A Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird
16. He Sends Me
17. My New Papa's Got To Have Everthing
18. Come And Get It, Honey
19. That Will Just About Knock Me Out
20. Baby, What's Your Alibi
21. Pa's Not Home

Nellie Lutcher was at the peak of her fame during her period with Capitol (1947-1951). A fine swing-based pianist, Lutcher was best known for her unique vocal style, which included witty asides that often sounded spontaneous. This well-conceived CD has 18 of her recordings from 1947 and one apiece from 1949-1951. Highlights include "Hurry on Down," "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Chi-Chi-Chi Chicago," "The Song Is Ended," "Fine Brown Frame," and two previously unissued numbers. With sympathetic and swinging backing from various guitarists (including Ulysses Livingstone and Irving Ashby), bassists, and drummers, the spotlight is on Nellie Lutcher throughout. This highly recommended disc is easily her definitive CD.

Moon On The Water Meets Pierre Favre - Think With Your Ears (1997)

Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 55:08 | Size: 126.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Huehuetl
1.1 Sunrise - Preparation: Three Cadenzas
1.2 Ritual
1.3 The Battle
1.4 Sacrifice
2. Year In, Year Out
3. Undici Lune
4. Shadows T(h)ree
4.1 Seven Cages
4.2 Water Pulse
4.3 Syncopated Letter
5. Good Morning, David
6. The Sound Wall

Angklung, Kalimba, Shekere – Tiziano Tononi ( 4.2)
Bass Drum – David Searcy (4.1), Pierre Favre (4.2)
Boomwhacker [Boo-bams] – David Searcy (6)
Congas, Bata [Iya], Udu, Cowbell – Tiziano Tononi (3)
Djembe – Pierre Favre (2, 3, 5), Tiziano Tononi (2)
Drums – Pierre Favre (1, 4.1, 4.3), Tiziano Tononi (1, 4.3)
Drums [Brushes] – Tiziano Tononi (6)
Drums [Brushes], Percussion [Frame Drum] – Pierre Favre (6)
Drums [Roto Tom], Percussion [Field Drum] – Jonathan Scully (1)
Gong [Flat Gongs], Cowbell – Jonathan Scully (4.2, 4.3)
Gong [Gongs] – David Searcy (2, 4.1, 6), Pierre Favre (2), Tiziano Tononi (4.2)
Gong [Water], Gong [Thai Gong Set] – David Searcy (4.2)
Janggu, Wood Block – Pierre Favre (3)
Marimba – Jonathan Scully (6)
Percussion – David Searcy (2, 4.2), Pierre Favre (1, 2, 4.2), Tiziano Tononi (1, 2, 4.2)
Percussion [Balafons] – Jonathan Scully (3)
Percussion [Glasses] – David Searcy (4.3)
Percussion [Glasses], Cymbal [Bowed Cymbal], Performer [Type Writing] – Tiziano Tononi (4.3)
Percussion [Glasses], Percussion [Blocks] – Pierre Favre (4.3)
Percussion [Glasses], Toy – Jonathan Scully (4.3)
Percussion [Metals] – Pierre Favre (4.1)
Percussion [Water Drums] – David Searcy (3), Jonathan Scully (4.2)
Percussion, Gong [Gongs] – Jonathan Scully (t2)
Snare, Percussion [Teponaxtle], Percussion [Tin Cans], Bongos – Tiziano Tononi (4.1)
Timpani – David Searcy (tracks: 1, 4.3, 5), Jonathan Scully (4.1)

Recorded at Regson Studio, Milan, July 1996.

Barney Kessel - Barney Kessel Volume 2 (1956)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 25:28 | Size: 215.39 MB | FLAC
Side 1
1. Speak Low
2. Love Is Here To Stay
3. How Long Has This Been Going On?
4. On A Slow Boat To China

Side 2
1. Barney's Blues
2. A Foggy Day
3. Prelude To A Kiss
4. 64 Bars On Wilshire

Bass – Monty Budwig
Drums – Shelly Manne
Guitar – Barney Kessel
Piano – Claude Williamson
Saxophone [Tenor], Oboe – Bob Cooper

Aloe Blacc - Good Things (2010)

Genre: R&B / Funk / Soul | Total Time: 47:32 | Size: 108.66 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I Need A Dollar
02. Green Lights
03. Hey Brother
04. Miss Fortune
05. Life So Hard
06. Take Me Back
07. Femme Fatale
08. Loving You Is Killing Me
09. Good Things
10. You Make Me Smile
11. If I
12. Mama Hold My Hand
13. Politician (Reprise)

Acoustic Guitar – Garrett DeVoe
Bass – Quincy Bright
Cello – Garo Yellin
Drums – Homer Steinweiss
Drums, Bass, Guitar – Nick Movshon
Guitar – Luke Riverside, Tommy Brenneck*
Piano, Vibraphone – Toby Pazner*
Producer, Arranged By [String And Horn Arrangement], Keyboards, Guitar, Saxophone – Leon Michels
Trombone – Aaron Johnson
Trumpet, Mellophone – Michael Leonhart
Violin – Entcho Todorov
Vocals, Art Direction – Aloe Blacc

© 2010 Stones Throw Records.
All the promise of his debut comes true on Aloe Blacc’s sophomore release, Good Things, a vintage sound meets modern problems release with a way too modest title. Right from the opening “I Need a Dollar” -- which could be passed off as unreleased Bill Withers, no problem -- the album offers grand things, providing listeners with that solid, but not polarizing, style of social commentary Withers perfected. On the following cut, positivity is pushed (“Something special happened today/I got green lights all the way”) in a manner that’s far from sugary, but this singer who offers such warmth and humility on his smooth soul tracks is well aware of sin, and can get slinky in a Al Green style when warning against loose women on “Hey Brother.” An even better example of this is his cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale,” which becomes much more than a clever choice, thanks to a convincing performance that suggests he’s been there. The organic production, real horns and all, is left up entirely to the Truth & Soul Productions crew (Jeff Dynamite and Leon Michels) but Blacc’s delivery is less traditional with phrasing and some slang left over from when he was a 24-7 rapper. Anyone with a taste for neo-soul should try Good Things unique flavor. It comes on familiar and comfortable and becomes more rich and rewarding with every return visit.

27 April, 2017

Eric Le Lann - Origines (2005)

Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 40:22 | Size: 91.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps

1. Nann Med Ya (4:49)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Manu Lann Huel
2. Liv (5:15)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Manu Lann Huel
3. Al Laer Mor (4:47)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Manu Lann Huel
4. Ar Vatezhig (3:05)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Marthe Vassallo
5. Chal Ha Dichal (5:25)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Manu Lann Huel
6. Final (6:13)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Marthe Vassallo
7. Mezzo Ganet (3:56)
Composed By – Jef Le Penven; Written-By – Calloc'h
8. Chansong.D'Oc (4:03)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann; Written-By – Manu Lann Huel
9. Fanch Danno (2:29)
Composed By – Eric Le Lann

Arranged By, Trumpet – Eric Le Lann
Lead Vocals – Manu Lann Huel, Marthe Vassallo
Backing Vocals – Cyril Callac, Mickaël Le Strat, Stéphanie Pinard, Violaine Le Chamalec
Bass Guitar – Henri Dorina
Design Concept – Bérengère Thieffry
Drums – Stéphane Véra
Guitar – Patrice Marzin
Photography By – Arnaud Baumann, Eric Legret, Michel Thersiquel, Ronan Le Berre
Piano – Francis Lockwood
Recorded By, Mixed By – Patrice Marzin  

Eric Le Lann - Origines (2005) 

Panama Francis - Panama Story (1976)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:01 | Size: 108.11 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Soul Food Boogie (5:00)
02. Serenade For My Father (3:40)
03. Pour Panama (6:10)
04. Limehouse Blues (3:07)
05. Tap Dancing (3:34)
06 Panama Francis Story (12:24)
07. Jumping' At The Woodside (6:31)
08. A-M Shuffle (3:18)

Tenor Saxophone - Arnett Cobb, Eddie Chamblee, Big Nick Nicholas
Alto Saxophone - Earle Warren
Organ - Milt Buckner
Piano - André Persiany
Guitar - Roy Gaines
Bass - Roland Lobligeois
Drums - Panama Francis

Recorded on February 3rd 1975 in Besançon at Studio SADOMA 02-05 06-07-08) and in Studio Barclay on May 28th 1976 (03) and 30th (01-04)

Mundell Lowe And His All Stars - Porgy & Bess (1958)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:10 | Size: 68.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Summertime - 4:46
02. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 3:05
03. I Loves You, Porgy - 4:57
04. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 2:50
05. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? - 2:18
06. Red Headed Woman - 2:22
07. My Man's Gone Now - 3:24
08. It Takes a Long Pull to Get There - 2:46
09. It Ain't Necessarily So" - 3:11

Mundell Lowe - guitar
Art Farmer - trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
Don Elliott - mellophone, vibraphone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
Tony Scott - clarinet, baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
Ben Webster - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
George Duvivier - bass
Osie Johnson - drums (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
Ed Shaughnessy - drums, vibraphone (tracks 3, 5 & 10)

Recorded: July 16 & 17 and October 3, 1958, New York City.

Mike Ricchiuti - The Way I See It (2003)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:42 | Size: 137.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Forward Motion (5:25)
02. Up All Night (6:19)
03. Embrace (6:54)
04. The Way I See It (5:30)
05. Still Standing (5:24)
06. Just So You Know (6:05)
07. Dogs In The Neighborhood (4:44)
08. Changes (6:40)
09. Slow Roller (5:52)
10. And Then Peace (5:50)

Keyboardist, composer, Mike Ricchiuti is an emerging artist with a refreshing and contemporary approach to his playing and writing. Mike’s playing, while grounded in the jazz piano tradition, draws upon a wide variety of influences from pop to soul and funk, giving him a unique voice as an artist. His influences include Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Stevie Wonder, and many others.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mike grew up on Long Island, and began taking piano lessons by the age of 7. As a young boy he studied classical music but Billy Joel was his musical hero. In his late teens Mike discovered jazz piano and decided to enroll at Berklee College of Music. In the fall of 1986, Mike left for Boston and discovered a whole new world of music. There he studied with Jeff Covell, Ray Santisi, and Herb Pomeroy, among others. In 1991 he returned to NY to embark on his career, while continuing to study with Fred Hersch and Kenny Werner.

Most recently Mike has been touring with singer Patti Austin as her pianist/keyboardist and musical director, supporting her latest CD, “Avant Gershwin”. This has provided Mike with the opportunity to work with various symphonies around the world, legendary big bands like Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as leading his own trio. He is currently in the studio with Patti, arranging and producing tracks for her new pop/r+b record. In addition Mike has performed and recorded with guitarist Chuck Loeb. On Chuck’s latest Cd, “When I’m With You”, Mike is featured as a pianist, writer, as well as co-producer on several of the tracks. Other recent recording credits include “A New Kind of Blue” featuring Randy Brecker, and work with pianist, Bob James, saxophonist, Eric Marienthal, Gato Barbieri, Michael Franks, Spyro Gyra, David Mann, Kim Waters, and the soundtrack to “State and Main”.

Mike’s talents have also been sought out by a variety of other artists. He toured in the US and Europe with legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker, playing organ. Mike was hired to play in the house band for the “I Love NY” benefit concert held at the Beacon Theater in NYC for victims of the World Trade Center tragedy. On this special night, he backed up artists such as Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Phoebe Snow, Jeff Golub, Russ Freeman, and many others. In addition, Mike has worked with Michael Brecker, Chris Botti, Peabo Bryson, Bill Evans, Will Lee, Steve Gadd, John Patitucci, Omar Hakim, Stephanie Mills, David Foster, Jeff Kashiwa, Chieli Minucci, and Nelson Rangell.

Mike Dillon - Functioning Broke (2016)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 33:58 | Size: 79.07 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01.Half Right
02.The Enchanted sea
04.Christian Brothers
05.Single File
06.Needle and the Damaged Done
07.Independence Day
08.Between the Bars
10.Bachelor Pad
11.Chimp and Flower
12.Tabla goodnight

Personnel: Mike Dillon: vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, timpani, orhcestral bells, tubular bells, tabla, congas, bongos, percussion, handsonic.

The Royal Potato Family ‎– RPF 1614
As idiosyncratic as Mike Dillon’s work has been with Critters Buggin’ and Garage a Trois, it’s well-nigh impossible not to fall under the spell of the music he creates all by himself on Functioning Broke. A deep dream-like quality emanates from his musicianship, most resonant in the warm glow of vibes that open “Half Right” and continues virtually unabated for the course of this unfortunately abbreviated (thirty-five minutes plus), right down to the similarly insinuating sounds of Indian percussion on the wryly titled “Tabla Goodnight.”
Along the way, tracks such as “The Enchanted Sea” underscore the hint of majesty of the opener, largely by the expanse of sound Dillon produced himself and co-mixed with engineer Rick G. Nelson. The result of their work, warm as it is,fills the room on “Alameda,” among other cuts, and remains inviting even with the often ornate detail (mirrored in the J. Del Deo cover artwork) within tracks like “Single File.”

That in itself is no small accomplishment because Mike Dillon played all the instruments here himself, a total of eleven according to the credits. Nevertheless, he restrains himself from becoming too busy on a number like “Christian Brothers:” by the self-discipline that allows the ethereal tones of vibes, marimba, xylophone and bells, among others, to sustain and hang in the air until followed by the next instrumental sound. Which isn’t to say it’s all dream-like: one of the six(!) Elliot Smith cover’s here, “Independence Day,” has a choppy rhythm that reminds Dillon’s a percussionist.

Even so, by the time his cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and The Damage Done” rolls around, near mid-point of these dozen cuts, the musicianship evinces the fluidity usually reserved for the best group. “Bachelor Pad” and the cryptically-titled “Chimp and Flower,” pass in similarly quick succession, so as much as Functioning Broke suspends the passage of time for those who hear the album, it’d seem Mike Dillon too is caught up in the spirit of the moment(s).

Mihaly Dresch Quartet - Argyelus (2006)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:38 | Size: 123.89 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Töredék (Fragment) (9'39)
2. Széki Katonabúcsúztató (Soldier's farewell from Szék village) (3'42)
3. Örökség (Heritage) (10'28)
4. Hazafelé (Homeward bound) (8'05)
5. Árgyélus (7'15)
6. Cigányos (Archie-nak) (Tziganesque (for Archie)) (8'55)
7. In a sentimental mood (5'33)

All compositions by Mihály Dresch, except track 2 folk song arranged by Mihály Dresch, tracks 5 and 6 by Mihály Dresch
using themes from folk songs; track 7 by Duke Ellington arranged by Mihály Dresch, Miklós Lukács and Mátyás Szandai.

Mihály Dresch: tenor and soprano saxophones, recorder, vocals
Mátyás Szandai: double bass
István Baló: drums
Miklós Lukács: cimbalom
Ferenc Kovács: violin (3, 5 & 6)

Recorded and mixed by Attila Kölcsényi at Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest 25-28/09/2006.

Ellyn Rucker - Live in New Orleans (1991)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:21 | Size: 131.70 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Beautiful Love (9:38)
2. Israel (6:28)
3. Take the Coltrane (7:47)
4. Wonder Why (5:17)
5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (7:51)
6. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Vocal))
7. Up Jumped Spring (Vocal) (8:14)
8. Fungi Mamma (5:50)

Ellyn Rucker (piano, vocals)
Mark Singer (bass),
Jill Fredrickson (drums)

Recording Date: December 7, 1991.

Stratavarious - Stratavarious (1977)

Genre: Funk / Soul | Total Time: 45:34 | Size: 102.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side A
A1. Yes It Is
A2. Let Me Be Your Lady Tonight
A3. I Got Your Love
Side B
B1. Nightfall
B2. Touching
B3. Love Me

Arranged By, Conductor, Producer – John L. Usry Jr.
Vocals – Johnny Usry, Lamont Howze, Tabby Johnson
Harp – Erica Goodman
Congas – Lamont Howze
Guitar – Bill Bridges
Featuring – Guido Basso
Written-By – J.L. Usry Jr.

Recorded and mixed at Sounds Interchange, Toronto.
Mastered at J.A.M.F., Toronto.
All selections Adam R. Levy and Father Enterprises, Inc. (BMI)
© 1977 Roulette Records Inc., New York, N.Y.

Mino Cinelu, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Holland - World Trio (1995)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:12 | Size: 122.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Palantir
2. Whirling Dervish
3. Over There
4. Will 'O The Wisp
5. Dr Do-Right
6. Arch Image, The
7. Blue Jean
8. Seven Rings
9. Eulogy

Dave Holland - bass
Mino Cinelu - percussion
Kevin Eubanks - acoustic guitar

This intriguing set features percussionist Mino Cinelu with Kevin Eubanks (on acoustic guitar) and bassist Dave Holland. They perform four Eubanks songs, three by Holland, and two from Cinelu, music that ranges from exotic sounds to light and creative funk grooves. It is quite intriguing hearing Eubanks sticking exclusively to his acoustic guitar and Cinelu adds plenty of catchy yet unpredictable rhythms. However, Holland often takes solo honors and he usually holds the group together with his authoritative and flexible sound. Very interesting music that's worth listening to closely several times.

Flora Martínez - Flora (2016)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 35:45 | Size: 81.48 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Happy
2. The Captain Of Her Heart
3. Make You Feel My Love
4. The Scientist
5. Los Aretes De La Luna
6. Let's Stay Together
7. Safe And Sound
8. De Música Ligera
9. True Colors
10. Gimme Shelter

Flora Martinez (born November 1, 1977) is a Canadian-Colombian film and television actress and singer, best known for her title role in the film Rosario Tijeras; Martinez was nominated for Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film in 2005. Biography Martinez was born in Montreal to a Canadian mother and a Colombian father, and raised in Bogotá and North Vancouver.

She began her career in television in Colombia appearing in telenovelas such as Mambo (1994), Maria Bonita (1995), and La Otra Mitad del Sol (1995). She is a Canadian citizen and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English.

Damon Brown & The Resonance Trio - Sorry It's Just Jazz (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:58 | Size: 126.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Sorry It's Just Jazz
2. Han River Tales
3. Minnie the Minx
4. I Don't Mind
5. The Queen of Guichana
6. Falling Down
7. And You're Not There
8. Lef 'An' Lee

Damon Brown – trumpet /vocals
Paul Kirby – Piano
Sean Pentland -Double Bass
Manuel Weyand – Drums

Label: 33 Jazz

UK born trumpet star Damon Brown's second album for '33', that features musicians working in his adopted city of Seoul - South Korea. On this album he is joined by pianist Paul Kirby, Sean Pentland on bass and drummer Manuel Weyand. The band have just completed a successful UK tour and will be returning during the autumn.

Camille - The Big Parade (2001)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:01 | Size: 113.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. The Big Parade
3. 'round Midnight
4. Lullaby Of Birdland
5. Why Should I Love You
6. Fever
7. Twisted
8. My Funny Valentine
9. There Will Never Be Another You
10. Cry Me A River
11. Shadow Of Your Smile
12. Some Other Time

In a swirl of sights and sounds, a thousand faces pass by; different lives, different pasts, presents and futures. A thousand takes on fantasy and reality converges in one grand, moving celebration...

The Big Parade. It’s a perfect metaphor for the jazz album from vocalist Camille Harrison. Drawing substantial experience in a variety of stylistic settings, Camille focuses on traditional jazz music. The result is a stunning set that includes some of jazz’s most recognizable classics, along with a sampling of Camille’s own compositions. Don’t let The Big Parade pass you by!

Bert Wilson & Rebirth - Kaleidoscopic Visions (1982)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:27 | Size: 98.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. Sink Or Swim 5:57
2. Aldeburon 6:16
3. Kaleidoscopic Visions 8:04

Side 2
1. Dedication 9:02
2. Starfire 5:15
3. Forward Mortion 6:26

Bass – Hein Van Der Geyn
Drums – Bob Meyer
Percussion – Michael Olson (tracks: B1)
Piano – Michael Moore (tracks: B1)
Saxophone [Soprano, Alto, Tenor] – Bert Wilson

Barney Kessel - Barney Kessel (1954)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 25:28 | Size: 195.04 MB | FLAC
Side A
1. Just Squeeze Me
Written-By – Duke Ellington
2. Tenderly
Written-By – Walter Gross
3. Bernardo
Written-By – Barney Kessel
4. Vicky's Dream
Written-By – Barney Kessel

Side B
1. Salute To Charlie Christian
Written-By – Barney Kessel
2. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Written-By – Duke Ellington
3. What Is There To Say
Written-By – Vernon Duke
4. Lullaby Of Birdland
Written-By – George Shearing

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 1953 (A-side) and December 19, 1953 (B-side)

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Bud Shank
Bass – Harry Babasin
Drums – Shelly Manne
Guitar – Barney Kessel
Piano – Arnold Ross

Annette Warren - There's A Man In My Life! (1957)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:02 | Size: 67.92 MB | MP3 320 kbps
Side 1
1. There's A Man In My Life
2. A Little At A Time
3. If You Go (Si Tu Partais)
4. More Than You Know
5. Year After Year
6. Warm All Over

Side 2
1. Suddenly It's Spring
2. What Does It Matter?
3. Dearly Beloved
4. Wrong Joe
5. When I'm With You
6. Out Of This World

Recorded in New York City, November 18, 1957

Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Frank Beery
Producer – Don Costa
Annette Warren (born 1922) is a popular jazz and song stylist best known for her vocal dubbing of such stars as Ava Gardner in the 1951 version of Show Boat.

26 April, 2017

Yoann Loustalot Quartet - Derniers Reflets (2012)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:35 | Size: 114.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Promenade avec Tomasz (Loustalot) - 7:45
02. Apres la neige (Loustalot) - 5:12
03. Premier reflet (Loustalot) - 1:34
04. Dans les feuilles (Loustalot) - 5:48
05. Heures perdues (Loustalot) - 3:35
06. Intro Melodie oubliee (Loustalot) - 1:38
07. Melodie oubliee (Loustalot) - 4:48
08. Hibernatus (Chesnel) - 2:01
09. Vers luisants (Loustalot) - 3:40
10. Deuxieme reflet (Loustalot) - 1:23
11. Sous la glace (Loustalot) - 5:43
12. Dernier reflet (Loustalot) - 5:34
Label - Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain)
Recorded at studios "La Buissonne", Pernes Les Fontaines on May 2-3, 2011

Yoann Loustalot - trumpet, flugelhorn (6-9)
Francois Chesnel - piano
Blaise Chevallier - bass
Antoine Paganotti – drums

Wynton Kelly - Kelly Blue (1959)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:47 | Size: 140.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Kelly Blue - 10:51
02. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - 6:34
03. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me - 4:26
04. On Green Dolphin Street - 4:44
05. Willow Weep for Me - 6:08
06. Keep It Moving (take 4) - 7:34
07. Keep It Moving (take 3) - 8:51
08. Old Clothes - 7:41
Label - Riverside/Original Jazz Classics
Recorded in New York on February 19 (1,6,7) and March 10 (2-5,8), 1959

Wynton Kelly - piano
Nat Adderley - cornet (1,6,7)
Benny Golson - tenor saxophone (1,6,7)
Bobby Jaspar - flute (1,6,7)
Paul Chambers - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Originally cut for Riverside, this set mostly features the influential pianist Wynton Kelly in a trio with his fellow rhythm section mates from the Miles Davis bands, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb. "Kelly Blue" and "Keep It Moving" add cornetist Nat Adderley, flutist Bobby Jaspar and the tenor of Benny Golson to the band for some variety. The CD reissue augments the program with a previously unreleased "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" and the alternate take of "Keep It Moving." Kelly was renowned as an accompanist, but as he shows on a set including three of his originals and four familiar standards (including "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and "Willow Weep for Me"), he was also a strong bop-based soloist too. A fine example of his talents.

Woody Herman - The Third Herd (1951)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:17 | Size: 145.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Blue Flame
02. Perdido
03. Lonesome Gal
04. Early Autumn
05. By George
06. Pennies From Heaven
07. Don't Take Your Love Away
08. You're My Everything
09. More Moon
10. Blue Flame
11. Sonny Speaks
12. The Boy Next Door
13. Apologize
14. You're My thrill
15. Laura
16. Woodshopper's Ball
17. Blue Flame
18. The Glory Of Love
19. Starlilght Souvenirs
20. Leo The Lion

Woody Herman, conductor, alto sax, clarinet, vocals
Don Fagerquist, Doug Mettome, Roy Caton, Shorty Rogers, trumpet
Herb Randel, Urbie Green, Jerry Dorn, trombone
Phil Urso , Jack Dulong (ts)
Sam Staff (bs)
Dave McKenna (p)
Red Wooten (b)
Sonny Igoe (d)

Recording Date: May 15, 1951.

1999 Storyville STCD 8241

Sammy Rimington - Nuages (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:33:01 | Size: 209.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Marie
02. Jerusalem Blues
03. Down In Honky Tonk Town
04. Same Old Love
05. Blueberry Hill
06. Is It True What They Say About Dixie
07. Lonesome And Sorry
08. June Night
09. Nuages
10. While We Danced At Mardi Gras
11. Sentimental Journey
12. Panama
13. I've Always Been In Love With You
British reedman Sammy Rimington was one of the top trad musicians to emerge during the 1960s. He played with Barry Martyn in 1959, spent several years with Ken Colyer (1960-1965), and came to the U.S. in the mid-'60s, playing with Big Bill Bissonnette's Easy Rider Jazz Band. Since that time, Rimington has been heard in a countless number of settings and, other than a brief fling with a fusion band he led (Armanda in 1971), he has stuck exclusively to New Orleans revival jazz. Rimington has recorded and performed with a who's who of New Orleans jazz including Chris Barber, Kid Thomas Valentine, and Captain John Handy. Influenced strongly by George Lewis on clarinet and by Handy on alto, Rimington led many record dates of his own for small labels such as Rhythm Records in 1962; Jazz Crusade in 1963; GHB in 1966; 77 in 1969; California Condor in 1973; Storyville in 1974; Munich in 1975; Dawn Club in 1977; Beerendonk in 1977; Herman, Quines, Lulu White's, and Onward in 1979; Jazz Time in 1983; Progressive in 1985; and quite a few other labels. He continued recording as a leader and collaborator through the '90s and into the new millennium, with highlights including Reed My Lips (billed to Sammy Rimington & the Return of the Mouldy Five) on Jazz Crusade in 1999 and Visits New Orleans, recorded by Rimington with a host of Crescent City stalwarts in April 2005 (several months before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city) and released by Arhoolie in 2008.

Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band ‎- With Conte Candoli (1991)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:12 | Size: 123.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Blues For Mr. P
02. Laura
03. Sentimental Journey
04. Vignette For Trumpet And Flugelhorn
05. S'wonderful
06. Dreamer Of Dreams
07. Partin ' Shots
08. A Time For Love
09. Main Street News
10. Evanology

Alto Saxophone – Bob Frankich, Ian Nevins
Baritone Saxophone – Kurt Berg
Bass – Stewart Miller (2)
Bass Trombone – Mike Young*
Drums – Bob Chmel (tracks: 3, 8, 9), Bob Rummage (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 7, 10)
Guitar – John Moran (16)
Percussion – Bill Elliot
Piano – Larry Harris
Tenor Saxophone – Greg Mostovoy, Tony Vacca (2)
Trombone – Tony Garcia* (tracks: 6, 7), Brian Jacobi, Jim Martin (11) (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 9), Russ Phillips (3) (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 9), Scott Bentall (tracks: 1, 4, 10)
Trumpet – Al Hood* (tracks: 1, 4, 10), Conte Candoli (tracks: 1, 4, 10), Mike McGrath, Rob Parton, Steve Smyth (4), Tom Reed (5) (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 9)

Recorded live at Streeterville Recording Studios, Chicago, IL.
One of Chicago's busiest and most versatile trumpet players, Parton is highly regarded as a studio, theatre and jazz musician, performer, educator and band leader. As a jazz musician, Parton has performed five nights a week for the past four years as featured artist at Chicago's Catch 35. The list of musicians who have played in the Rob Parton Trio is like a who's who in Chicago Jazz.

When Parton is not working in Columbus or Chicago you will often find him directing an All-State jazz band or acting as a guest artist with many high school and college jazz programs throughout the country. He has presented concerts or clinics at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, International Association of Jazz Educators convention, MENC and many other music educators conventions.

Ricardo Baldacci Trio - Tain't What You Do, It's The Way That You Do It (2013)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:49 | Size: 128.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. You Make Me Feel So Young
2. Because Of You
3. Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
4. Baldacci's Blues
5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
6. The Frim Fram Sauce
7. It's Only A Paper Moon
8. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
9. Baby All The Time
10. All I Need Is The Girl
11. S Wonderful
12. Do The Lindy Hop
13. Sutra's Blues
14. Come Fly With Me
15. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Influenced by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, John Pizzarelli, Brazilian singer/guitarist Ricardo Baldacci leads his drumless trio, backed up with piano and double bass. He sings and plays the classic repertoire of the Great American Song Book and has been called as "The reference for Swing Jazz music in Brazil" (Jornal A Tarde, Salvador / BA) .

In just over four years as a professional, Baldacci collects memorable presentations. In Made In New York Jazz Festival (USA), held at a packed Tribeca Arts Center he shared stage with legends Lenny White and Randy Brecker. Baldacci also had a standing ovation performance at the Municipal Theatre of Asuncion, during the XV International Jazz Festival of Paraguay. While in Sweden, he played for a huge crowd of dancers, in the 30th. Anniversary of Herrang Dance Camp Festival (the most traditional Lindy Hop Festival), and won the Swing Battle Award. In Brazil, Ricardo Baldacci made many shows in several festivals and was the main attraction of famous venues like Terraco Italia and L'Hotel Porto Bay. The work of Ricardo Baldacci has increasingly been gaining ground in national and international markets; singer / guitarist keeps swinging and entertains the audience of Sao Paulo and other places in the world.

In 2013, Ricardo produced and released 'Tain't what you do, it's the way that you do it', his first album with national and international distribution . The recording had the precious collaboration of Swedish vocal trio, The Hebbe Sister, and also featured the award-winning virtuoso pianist, Hercules Gomes and Ricardo Ramos on acoustic bass. This release was broadcasted on Radio Eldorado (Jazzmasters and The Jazz Face) and USP FM (Jazz Caravan). The CD also received positive reviews in newspapers like O Globo (Rio de Janeiro / RJ), A Tarde (Salvador / BA) and Hoje em Dia (Belo Horizonte / MG).

Nikolaj Bentzon Trio - Tonesmith (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:42:15 | Size: 233.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Near Miss of You 3:09
02. Big Deal 4:22
03. Boiled Over 5:40
04. Blue-Toned & the 7 Bandleaders 7:06
05. Swept off her Feet 3:42
06. Seismos 3:13
07. Pass it On 3:49
08. Auf Wiedersehen 4:47
09. Downhill 3:15
10. Come Closer 4:43
11. Old White Tragic 3:38
12. Sweet Talker 3:45
13. Love has Reawakened 6:53
14. Kajen 4:49
15. Prinsessens Vuggevise 4:09
16. Shah Zar 5:24
17. Enduring Questions 4:51
18. Jerky Walk 7:40
19. You Will Always Hold My Heart 6:06
20. Precious Little Habits 4:44
21. Slow Dunk 6:17

Nikolaj Bentzon, piano
Daniel Franck, double bass
Espen Laub von Lillienskjold, drums

Label: Bentzon Music

Marsha Bartenetti - Feels Like Love (2017)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 52:27 | Size: 122.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Orange Colored Sky (2:23)
02. You Go To My Head (5:32)
03. Guess Who I Saw Today (3:08)
04. Hallelujah (3:35)
05. Cry Me A River (5:13)
06. L O V E (2:49)
07. You've Changed (4:21)
08. Little Girl Blue (4:31)
09. Ten Cents A Dance (3:56)
10. Heaven Down Here (5:07)
11. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (3:50)
12. The Man That Got Away (5:27)
13. All Right, Okay, You Win (2:40)

Marsha’s musical career started in the 60’s where she performed in the San Francisco Bay area. The music scene was alive with incredible talent and opportunities. In the 70’s she performed, recorded, and and collaborated with her then husband and music partner. They opened for such acts at The Youngbloods, and played at venues like the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

In 1980 Marsha won Best Vocalist in the American Songwriter’s Association’s International contest. The ‘American Idol” of it’s time, it brought access to opportunities that would take Marsha to Motown Records where she recorded with writers Ken Hirsch and Ron Miller who together and on their own…wrote “I’ve Never Been To Me”, “Touch Me In The Morning” for Diana Ross, “For Once In My Life” for Stevie Wonder, “If I Could” for Celine Dion, “No One In The World” for Anita Baker, among other top hits.

Musical politics and personal changes left her disheartened by the business and after a divorce, Marsha decided to leave the music business and shift gears to what she thought would be a better career to help with financially supporting her daughter.

She may have left the stage for a time, but she continued working in the studio recording national jingles for such companies as Bank Of America, Chevron, among others. She is joined SAG/AFTRA, and transitioned into Voice/Overs and On-Cameral acting. Here credits in this area included many national accounts, including being the voice of Safeway, Vons for all of their Television and Radio advertising.
She was deemed by the press as “The Voice America Loves To Hate” and “The Voice Mail Queen.” Marsha was the American English voice for the largest International voice messaging company, serving the majority of voice mail systems in this country – Including most of the Fortune 500 companies – She is still heard on major voice-mails systems throughout the country – where you may hear her say…”I’m sorry, that’s not a valid password. Please try your call again later.”

She was invited as guest on the Today Show among other national guest spots as the “person behind the telephone voice.”
Being a Digital “star” was not what she had envisioned; and although it paid the bills, her heart kept longing to get back out and do what she really loved – Sing.

Fast forward to social media and the wonders of Facebook – where Marsha re-connected with a former band mate Donny Marrow – Disk Eyes Productions.

Franck Avitabile - In Tradition (1998)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:50 | Size: 130.40 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Gettin' There (4:40)
02. Tempus Fugit (2:21)
03. Topsy Turvy (5:36)
04. Time Waits (4:04)
05. Celia (3:30)
06. Willow Groove (3:09)
07. Trois Gros (3:04)
08. There Will Never Be Another You (4:15)
09. August In Paris (6:30)
10. Burt Covers Duo (3:06)
11. Wail (2:42)
12. Kenny (7:27)
13. Bud's Bubble (2:48)
14. Silence (4:12)

Franck Avitabile - piano
Riccardo Del Fra - bass
Luigi Bonafede - drums

Louiss Petrucciani - bass

Recording Date: January 19, 1998 - January 21, 1998

Elan Trotman - Electro Sax (2017)

Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 55:09 | Size: 126.59 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Happy Place
02. Electro Sax
03. Barbados Breeze
04. Island Gal'
05. Chill Cat
06. Shut up and Dance
07. Up in the Clouds
08. orutrA
09. No Need for Trippin'
10. 120 BPM
11. Move!
12. Purple Emotion

Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz-Funk | Total Time: 32:12 | Size: 73.12 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Superstition (Wonder) - 4:47
02. The World Is a Ghetto (War) - 3:12
03. Momma Jive (Fritz) - 3:30
04. I Got So Much Trouble (Quarterman) - 5:10
05. Your Mama Don't Dance (Loggins-Messina) - 2:41
06. Zambezi (Fritz) - 5:35
07. Summer Breeze (Seals-Crofts) - 3:30
08. You've Got It Bad Girl (Wonder-Wright) - 3:50
Label - P-Vine Records (Japan)
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA in 1973

Charles Kynard - organ
James Kartchner, Jerry Rusch - trumpet
George Bohanon, David Roberts - trombone
Arthur Adams - guitar
Chuck Rainey - electric bass
Paul Humphrey, Raymond Pounds - drums
Richard Fritz - arranger, conductor
Recorded in 1973 for Bob Shad's Mainstream label, the cast for the album is a dream ticket who's-who of funky cats: as well as Kynard himself, there's bass-meister Chuck Rainey, who I grew to know and love through his work with Steely Dan (check his nifty bass solo here on 'So Much Trouble'), guitarist Arthur Adams (wicked throughout, you gotta love his volume knob-twiddlin' solo on 'Superstition'!), and groove assassins Paul Humphreys and Ray Pounds on kit. Dunno which of the two drummers played on which tunes, but the slinky grooves of 'Mama Jive' and 'Zambezi' are pure rhythmic pleasure, and I love the buzz rolls at the end of 'Summer Breeze'. There's some fulsome horn charts too, courtesy of Richard Fritz, which lean towards soundtrack/big band vibes in places, with unison figures, stabs, punches and the like, kind of karate horns if you will.

Buddy Rich - Class Of '78 (1977)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 29:35 | Size: 66.91 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Birdland (6:44)
02. Bouncin' With Bud (5:53)
03. Cape Verdean Blues (6:14)
04. Fiesta (6:17)
05. Funk City Ola (4:30)

Bass – Tom Warrington
Bass Trombone – Edward Eby
Cowbell – Gary Bribek
Flute – Alan Gauvin, Chuck Wilson
Keyboards – Barry Keiner
Percussion [Cabasa] – Greg Smith
Saxophone [1st Alto] – Chuck Wilson
Saxophone [1st Tenor] – Steve Marcus
Saxophone [2nd Alto] – Alan Gauvin
Saxophone [2nd Tenor] – Gary Bribek
Saxophone [Baritone] – Greg Smith
Saxophone [Soprano] – Alan Gauvin, Chuck Wilson, Steve Marcus
Trombone [1st] – Matt Johnson (10)
Trombone [2nd] – Dale Kirkland
Trumpet [1st] – Chuck Schmidt
Trumpet [2nd] – Dean Pratt
Trumpet [3rd] – John Marshall
Trumpet [4th] – Danny Hayes

Recorded at: RCA Studios, New York, October 1977.