28 February, 2018

Steve Brown / Barry Green / Jim Hart / Matt Ridley - The MJQ Celebration (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:17 | Size: 150.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Golden Striker
2. Bluesology
3. Milano
4. The Stopper (Feat. Dave O'Higgins)
5. Aurian Wood
6. Concorde
7. No Moe (Feat. Dave O'Higgins)
8. Django
9. Angel Eyes
10. La Ronde
11. Scoops (Feat. Dave O'Higgins)
12. Promises (Feat. Dave O'Higgins)
13. Bag's Groove

Jim Hart, vibraphone; Barry Green, piano; Steve Brown, drums; Matt Ridley, bass. With special guest Dave O’Higgins, tenor saxophone.
 
The ‘MJQ Celebration’ was a well known and celebrated ensemble of UK musicians, active from 2009-2016. Formed by pianist and composer Michael Garrick MBE, the band celebrated one of the most famous and influential jazz ensembles of all time, the ‘Modern Jazz Quartet’.

After enjoying a number of exceptionally well received concerts with Garrick at the helm, the group survived Garrick’s untimely death in 2011 by recruiting the fine young pianist Barry Green. In this format, the group toured the UK and played sell out shows at prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room and Ronnie Scott’s.

In 2013, the band cut their eponymous album. Stellar favourites such as ‘Django’, ‘The Golden Striker’, ‘Bag’s Groove’ and ‘Concorde’ were given enthralling new renditions, whilst staying true to the original intentions of their composers John Lewis and Milt Jackson.

The group also paid homage to their founder Michael Garrick, by including two of his original compositions, hand-picked by his bass player of choice, Matt Ridley. Teaming up for the session with stalwart UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, the ensemble also doff their cap to the collaboration between Sonny Rollins and the MJQ, featuring a rip-roaring version of ‘The Stopper’, as well as the more moderate (but no less compelling) ‘No Moe’ and ‘Scoops’.

Released in April 2014, the album gained universal praise from critics and audiences alike. Cut entirely live in one day, with no fixes or overdubs, the album bears a freshness and excitement that not only champions the original MJQ, but also serves as an example of world-class jazz coming from the UK.
 

Roberto Ottaviano Pinturas - Change the world (2011)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:03 | Size: 141.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Circle Game (J. Mitchell)
2. Money (R. Waters)
3. Luiza (T. Jobim)
4. Merci Street (P. Gabriel)
5. Surrender (D. Sylvian)
6. I'll Be Your Mirror (L. Reed)
7. Change The World (E. Clapton)
8. I Don't Want To Talk About It (R. Stewart)
9. Blackbird (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Nando Di Modugno
Double Bass – Giorgio Vendola
Drums – Pippo D'Ambrosio
Guest, Piano – Mirko Signorile
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Roberto Ottaviano


Recorded at International Sound Studio, Conversano Bari in December 2011.

Released: Jun 2017

The new album by saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano, entitled "Change The World", will capture you from the first listen. The album is a journey between some rock classics and the American and British singer-songwriters scene, the only detour is the transcription of the "Luiza" Jobiniana pearl, while the other jewels are masterpieces by Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Lennon and McCartney ... This project was born after the tour with the show "The Nights Of Attorney Guerrieri" and resumed later by Ottaviano and the Pinturas following up those suggestions, adding other themes already present in their repertoire giving birth to this sparkling work. The songs are performed by a star formation all over Puglia.

Label: New Sound
 

PJ Perry, Campbell Ryga Quintet - Joined at the Hip (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:49 | Size: 147.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1. Ah Leu Cha (10:11)
2. Conn Alto (8:54)
3. Everything Happens to Me (5:52)
4. Royal Tease (9:45)
5. Maybe Yes, Maybe No (10:34)
6. I Can't Get Started (7:37)
7. Line for Art (12:53)

PJ Perry (as)
Campbell Ryga (as)
Ross Taggart (p)
Neil Swanson (b)
Terry Clarke (ds)


Recording Date: October 15, 2007.  


PJ Perry, Campbell Ryga Quintet - Joined at the Hip (2007) 

Paul Bollenback - Invocation (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:23 | Size: 135.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1.Dancing Leaf (6:52)
2.Alter Ego (5:37)
3.How Deep Is The Ocean (8:13)
4.Everything Must Change (7:07)
5.Invocation(part1) (4:14)
6.Invocation(part2) (7:08)
7.Emily (6:16)
8.Songline (6:05)
9.After The Rain (5:06)

Elefant Dreams (837101400725)

Paul Bollenback: guitar; Randy Brecker: trumpet, flugelhorn; Victor Lewis: drums; Ed Howard: bass; Chris McNulty: vocals.

Larry Koonse & Dave Koonse - Blue Bossa (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:13 | Size: 68.93 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Blue Bossa 3:36
2 Once I Loved 6:16
3 Blues for Wood 4:21
4 There Will Never Be Another You 4:51
5 Four 6:24
6 Opus De Funk 4:45

Larry Koonse (guitar); Dave Koonse (guitar).

Label: Dance Plant Records Inc
 

Jeff 'Tain' Watts - Megawatts (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 52:06 | Size: 121.26 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Black Nile (6:44)
2.Alycia (6:12)
3.The Impaler (5:41)
4.Rainbow (5:16)
5.Kasploosh (4:49)
6.You And The Night And The Music (5:32)
7.Dance Of The Niblets (7:30)
8.Opal Rose (6:29)
9.Bloosk (3:46)

Recorded Jul, 24-25, 1991

Bass – Charles Fambrough
Drums – Jeff "Tain" Watts
Piano – Kenny Kirkland

 

Jeff Lorber - Shades of Soul (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:15 | Size: 113.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. All Night Long [with Terry Stanton] (4:25)
02. Then And Now [with Art Porter] (4:37)
03. Enjoy Yourself [with Terry Stanton and Art Porter] (4:52)
04. Gazpacho [with Chris Botti] (3:50)
05. Love Come Down (4:13)
06. We Got To Live Again [with Terry Stanton] (4:36)
07. Get Wid' It (4:57)
08. San Vicente [with Chris Botti] (5:10)
09. Shades Of Soul [with Terry Stanton] (5:09)
10. Gangsta Jam (4:34)
11. Hey Uh (3:52)
 
Label - Narada

Jeff Lorber — keyboards, drum programming
Marlon L. McClain — guitars, vocals
Nathaniel Phillips — bass, vocals
Rayford Griffin — additional drums
Patrick Lamb- tenor sax on Love Come Down
Wirlie Morris — drum programming and keyboards
Additional personnel:
Chris Botti - alto saxophone, trumpet
Art Porter - tenor saxophone
 

Hyung Kyu Lee & Larry Koonse - Wondrous Grace (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:58 | Size: 100.32 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise 7:58
2. Sills Sails 6:55
3. Wondrous Grace( I Know Whom I Have Believed) 7:03
4. Giant Steps 6:52
5. Silence 3:58
6. Evidence 6:23
7. I Surrender All 4:51

Piano - David Roitstein
Guitar - Larry Koonse
Bass - David Tranchina
Drums - Hyung Kyu Lee

 
Accomplished jazzman Hyung Kyu Lee began his musical career as a drummer for various rock bands in venues across South Korea, including the annual Busan International Rock Festival. After college, Kyu served as a percussionist in the South Korean Navy Band before moving to Tokyo where he graduated from the Muse School of Music. In 2005, Kyu moved to the United States to pursue his pedigree in jazz. He studied at the Los Angeles College of Music as well as Berklee School of Music in Boston. After graduating, he received a scholarship to complete his Master’s Degree at the California Institute of the Arts under the mentorship of the legendary jazz drummer Joe LaBarbara. Since completing his studies in 2014, Kyu has offered his signature, imaginative, drum textures in bands involving Los Angeles legends such as Charlie Haden, Larry Koonse, Darek Oles, Wadada Leo Smith, David Roitstein, Alphonso Johnson, Gary Fukushima, Cathy Segal Garcia, and Ronald Mahdi. He recently released his debut album "Wondrous Grace.”
 

Houston Person - Rain Or Shine (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:38 | Size: 129.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Come Rain or Come Shine
2. 132nd and Madison
3. Everything Must Change
4. Learnin' the Blues
5. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
6. Soupbone
7. Never Let Me Go
8. Our Day Will Come
9. Danny Boy

Personnel: Houston Person: tenor saxophone; Warren Vache: cornet (1, 2, 4, 6, 8); Lafayette Harris: piano; Rodney Jones: guitar (1-6, 8, 9); Matthew Parrish: bass; Vincent Ector: drums.
 
Tenor saxophonist Houston Person, now in his eightieth decade, has made no concessions to Father Time, choosing instead to use his many years in the jazz trenches to forge a style all his own, bathed in blues and soul but never turning a deaf ear to the allure of a seductive and tasteful melody. Each of these components is clear as the midday sun on Rain or Shine, a well designed studio session on which Person shares the front line with the like-minded cornetist Warren Vache. There can be no doubting a leader's self-confidence when he not only opens his own gig with an even-tempered ballad ("Come Rain or Come Shine") but entrusts the tune's lone solo to his fellow horn man. That is exactly what Person does, unlimbering his keen improvisational chops on the next track, "132nd and Madison," and pretty much taking the reins from there on. That's not meant to imply that Vache doesn't have his moments he fashions engaging solos whenever called upon, as do guitarist Rodney Jones and pianist Lafayette Harris who with bassist Matthew Parrish and drummer Vincent Ector comprise the ensemble's deft and responsive rhythm section.

Besides the songs already mentioned, the bill of fare embodies a mixture of soul, funk, R&B and ballads, with the blues never more than a glance away, before closing with an eloquent reading of the Irish folk classic, "Danny Boy" (by Person and Harris). Jones wrote the funky "Soupbone," which precedes the ballad "Never Let Me Go" and "Our Day Will Come" (set to a bossa beat) and follows "Everything Must Change," "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone" and the Frank Sinatra favorite, "Learnin' the Blues" (which swings as hard and as freely as Ol' Blue Eyes' original to amplify snappy solos by Person, Vache, Jones, Harris and Parrish). Rain or Shine was recorded in June 2017, one month before the passing of producer Joe Fields who founded the Muse and Xanadu labels, among others, before co-founding HighNote and Savant Records with his son Barney in 1996. If this was the last recording that Fields produced, he did indeed end his lengthy career on a decisive HighNote. ~ Jack Bowers
 

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz - Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:55 | Size: 136.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Rocks Crying
02. Universal Language
03. Dat Feelin' feat. SiR
04. Black Hole feat. Anderson .Paak
05. 2n1
06. Spread Her Wings feat. Bilal & Tweet
07. Whatever
08. Sensitive Granite feat. Kendra Foster
09. Cosmic Intercourse feat. Stokley Williams
10. Atlanta, Texas feat. Goapele & Shafiq Husayn
11. Destiny N Stereo feat. Elzhi & Phonte Coleman & Eric Roberson
12. Clear View feat. Anderson .Paak & SiR
13. Job Well Done feat. Anna Wise & SiR
14. Lady Jane
15. Trippy Tipsy

Chris Dave was born in Houston, Texas and began his music career in the late 1980s. He started out by playing in church and credits jazz music as his strongest influence. He states that although his father plays drums, he has never actually seen him play. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

He studied at Howard University in Washington D.C. where he met acclaimed producers and former Prince associates Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Through this relationship, Chris Dave’s professional career began as he started working with R&B band Mint Condition.
 

Billy Hart Trio - Route F (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:27 | Size: 127.39 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Route F 9:05
2. Sonnentierchen 5:11
3. Atmonk 6:42
4. Way or No Way 7:29
5. Trane to You 10:18
6. Slow Is Life 7:07
7. Turnaround 10:35
 
Label - ENJA

Billy Hart - drums
Johannes Enders - tenor, soprano sax
Martin Zenker - bass
 
Billy Hart’s cymbal crash at the beginning of “Route F” is a wake-up call as much as an invitation to be mesmerized, hypnotized, spell-bound in a perfectly balanced triangle of musical gravity and motion. Billy Hart is the master sorcerer, sometimes playful, sometimes fierce, but always pulling, driving—one feels that his every hit is entirely his own, radiating body and soul of a living legend, of the history of jazz itself.
Listening to this trio’s music brings up images of being led into an enchanted forest—all three musicians are woodsmen, bound together by purpose and hard-earned mastery; calloused hands holding on to a thick rope—song— as not to lose one another even after dark. There is a deeply-felt honesty and absence of any artifice—there is just expression of a life force greater than anything else. ~ Alessandro Ricciarelli
 

Adam Kolker - Beckon (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:17 | Size: 96.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1.Millersville (03:46)
2.Beckon (06:51)
3.Cannonball (07:52)
4.Slow Dance (06:40)
5.Cycles (07:55)
6.I Wish I Knew (05:24)
7.Beautiful You (03:50)


Recording February 2, 2016 - February 3, 2016
Trading 8s Recording Studios, Paramus, NJ 


Sunnyside SSC1486 

Adam Kolker - tenor sax (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet on "Beautiful You")
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Billy Mintz - drums
Lawrence Feldman - flute, alto flute
David Gould - clarinet, bass clarinet
Jackie Henderson - bassoon

Adam Kolker is a contrarian. In a world of tenor saxophone players who shout, he often whispers. His measured voice and the purity of his tenor sound do not detract from his relevance and modernity. In fact, his relative quietude makes it easier to perceive the freshness of his ideas about lyricism.

Beckon is not so much a departure for Kolker as it is the furthest logical extension to date of his established musical direction. It is his most intellectual, most ethereal, most soulful album. It is closer to a jazz/classical “Third Stream” than anything he has done before. (Critics wrote off “Third Stream” music a half-century ago, but in fact it is a flourishing jazz genre, even if no one dares call it by its name.)

Kolker plays all the single-reed instruments, and on an earlier recording (2008’s Flag Day) he overdubbed himself on flutes and clarinets and created a background woodwind choir. On Beckon, on three tracks, he supplements his core trio (guitarist Steve Cardenas, drummer Billy Mintz) with an actual live woodwind section (Lawrence Feldman, flutes; David Gould, clarinets; Jackie Henderson, bassoon).

Kolker’s compositions for expanded ensemble are as formal and meticulous as fugues. “Slow Dance” is an enigmatic three-note motif, obsessively repeated by the woodwinds. Major and minor tonalities become depths of haunting harmony, from which Kolker’s veering jazz solo emerges. “Cycles” is advanced chamber jazz, but its precise execution of complexity is secondary to rich reed sonorities and Kolker’s surges of feeling made into spontaneous melody. On the title track, the woodwinds flow all around Kolker and Cardenas, who, individually and together, offer stimulating abstractions that eventually link to the song.

One complaint: Kolker is a special interpreter of standards. There should have been more than one. “I Wish I Knew,” loosely, dreamily sketched, is sublime. - By Thomas Conrad

Tim Cunningham - Live (2012)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:55 | Size: 165.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. All I Do (Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder) (4:25)
02. Reasons (Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White) (6:05)
03. Long Walk (Andre Harris, Jill Scott) (6:29)
04. Going in Circles (Jerry Peters, Anita Poree) (13:12)
05. Can't Hide Love (Skip Scarborough) (9:55)
06. Lost Without U (Sean Hurley, Robin Thicke) (9:24)
07. Been So Long (Anita Baker) (6:19)
08. Between the Sheets (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley) (5:40)
09. Ordinary People (William Adams, John Stephens) (4:44)
10. Taking It to the Streets (Michael H. McDonald) (5:42)
 

Simeon Holzer - On My Own (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:33 | Size: 112.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. On My Own
02. Pompei
03. Free Your Mind
04. Blue in Green
05. Blossoms
06. Pendulum
07. Seven Strings
08. Modality
09. White Lounge
10. Sola Sonos
 

Oscar Pettiford & Tom Talbert - Bix Duke Fats (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:20 | Size: 161.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Clothe line Ballet (4:28)
02. Keeping Out Of Mischief Now (3:12)
03. Black & Blue (3:26)
04. Bond Street (Fats Waller) (2:39)
05. Candlelights (Bix Beiderbecke) (2:59)
06. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke) (3:28)
07. In The Dark (Bix Beiderbecke) (2:53)
08. Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington) (2:18)
09. Green Night & Orange Bright (Tom Talbert) (7:18)
10. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Ko-Ko (Duke Ellington) (7:01)
11. Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) (3:20)
12. Tamalpias (Oscar Pettiford) (3:37)
13. Swinging Till The Girls Come Home (Oscar Pettiford) (3:58)
14. Mood Indig (2:59)
15. Chuckles (Clark Terry) (2:45)
16. Time On My Hands (3:13)
17. Not So Sleepy (6:46)

Tracks #1-10 originally issued in 1957 as "Bix, Fats, Duke Interpreted by Tom Talbert" (Atlantic LP 1250). Personnel: Tom Talbert (arr, cond), Joe Wilder, Nick Travis (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Eddie Bert (tb), Danny Bank (cl), George Wallington (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d).
Recorded in New York, between August & September, 1956.

Tracks #11-16 originally issued in 1955 as an Oscar Pettiford 10" LP "Basically Duke" (Bethlehem BCP 1019).
Personnel: Oscar Pettiford (b), Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Dave Schildkraut (as), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Danny Bank (bs), Earl Knight (p), Osie Johnson (d).

Recorded in ew York, December, 1954.

Track #17 Bonus tracks has been taken from the Eddie Costa's LP "Winner's Circle" (Bethlehem BCP 6024). Personnel: Donald Byrd (tp), Frank Rehak (tb), Gene Quill (as) John Coltrane (ts), Al Cohn (bs), Eddie Costa (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Freddie Green (g), Philly Joe Jones (d).
Recorded in New York, October, 1957.
 

João Vieira - Hypnotic (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:38 | Size: 138.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hypnotic
02. Ferlucia
03. Despedidas
04. Bahath
05. Jamboeira Interlude
06. Desde Dentro
07. Praia da Barra
08. Roll The Dice
09. The Verneda Experience

“Hypnotic” (Temps Record 2018) està compost per nou composicions originals i descobreix noves possibilitats i sonoritats amb una sorprenent barreja d’estils i llenguatges. En Hypnotic el compositor i baterista portuguès s’acompanya de músics amb una forta afinitat artística i versatilitat d’estils. Amb un important component melòdic i d’improvisació, els temes del disc estan fortament influenciats pel rock, el pop, el jazz i la música experimental. Hypnotic compta a més amb la col·laboració literària d’Owen Kilfeather i Dave Foxal, autors que s’han inspirat en poemes escrits en anglès pel poeta portuguès Fernando Pessoa escrivint lletres per a algunes composicions, afegint una profunditat filosòfica i literària de gran originalitat.
 

Eduardo Blanco - Childhood Memories (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:44 | Size: 112.38 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Larambebere's Message
02. The Lamp Is Low
03. Antigua
04. For Eternity
05. Childhood Memories
06. Blues for You
07. King Solomon & Princess Isabella
 
Eduardo Blanco - trumpet
Drik Balthaus - piano
Jean Louis Rassinfosse - bass
Rene de Hilster - drums
 
Label: Indielabel
 
Childhood memories is the first Cd recorded by the Eduardo Blanco International Quartet. Childhood Memories pictures the musical life of Eduardo Blanco in seven tunes consisting of five original compositions by Eduardo and two standards.

About the Quartet:
Every musician has his dreams. A lot of those dreams are about having all harmonic and instrumental skills or playing with famous musicians that often are our great heroes. When a musician gets matured, a good sound is the thing we dream of and that will get more important through the years. With bringing the International Quartet together Eduardo Blanco makes some of his dreams come through! Says Eduardo: “For me, a good jazz band plays with intensity but without the use of excessive volume, has a proper use of dynamics, shows respect for the rich jazz tradition and performs with a high sense of groove. This quartet has that all and adds a fresh approach on top of that. For me, this is a dream band”.
 

Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra - What Did You Dream? (2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:16 | Size: 116.91 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Audacity 7:42
2 Point No Point 9:30
3 Early Light 6:07
4 In A Big Way 6:48
5 What Did You Dream? 12:01
6 11th Hour (for Michael Brecker) 9:25

Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra:
John Gunther - alto/sop. Saxophone
Steve Owen - alto/sop. Saxophone
Don Aliquo - tenor Saxophone
Peter Sommer - tenor Saxophone
Wil Swindler - baritone Saxophone


John Davis - lead Trumpet
Vern Sielert - Trumpet
Al Hood - Trumpet
Steve Leisring - Trumpet
Kevin Whalen - Trumpet


Nat Wickham - Trombone
Paul McKee - Trombone
Dave Glenn - Trombone
Gary Mayne - Trombone


Rhythm
Dana Landry - piano
Steve Kovalcheck - guitar
Erik Applegate - bass
Jim White - drums
Gray Barrier - vibes
(on ?Early Light?)


Recording Studio; Greeley, CO, on
December 5-6, 2009

OA2 22071
 

Yuji Ohno Trio - Let's Fall In Jazz (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:32 | Size: 127.02 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Let's Fall in Jazz (feat. Lyn) (4:47)
02. Sweet Sue, Just You (6:30)
03. Misty Twilight (7:12)
04. Let's Fall in Love (4:33)
05. Love Squall (4:35)
06. Let's Fall in Jazz (Interlude) (0:26)
07. My One and Only Love (5:23)
08. Let's Face the Music and Dance (5:27)
09. A Foggy Day (7:41)
10. Love Theme (2:16)
11. Theme from Lupin III (6:01)
12. Let's Fall in Jazz (Reprise) (0:46)

VAP - VPCG-83523

Yuji Ohno - piano
Shin Kamimura - bass
Yasushi Ichihara - drums
Lyn - vocals (#1)
 

VA - So Blue, So Funky (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:02 | Size: 142.87 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. All About My Girl / Jimmy McGriff (3:57)
2. The Silver Metre / John Patton (5:39)
3. I'm Movin On / Jimmy Smith (5:15)
4. Brown Sugar / Freddie Roach (4:20)
5. Hootin And Tootin / Fred Jackson (4:32)
6. Face To Face / Baby Face Willette (6:15)
7. Plaza De Toros / Larry Young (9:37)
8. Boop Bop Bing Bash / George Braith (6:24)
9. Fat Judy / John Patton (7:39)
10. Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) / Lou Donaldson (5:29)
11. Butter For Yo' Popcorn / Jack McDuff (4:07)
12. Ain't It Funky Now / Grant Green (9:52)
 
Label - Blue Note
 
Blue Note's So Blue, So Funky, Vol. 1 is a 12-track compilation that highlights the funkiest soul-jazz organists that recorded for the label, whether it was a leader or as a sideman. Although there's a handful of cuts from the early '60s, such as "Face to Face" by the terrific, underrated Baby Face Willette, the compilation leans toward the funky fusions of the late '60s, such as Big John Patton's "Fat Judy," Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Is Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)," Jack McDuff's "Butter for Yo' Popcorn" and Grant Green's "Ain't It Funky Now." The best thing about this comp is that even though it has familiar names, not all of the material is readily available on CD, which makes it of interest to casual groove fans and serious collectors alike. ©
 

Richie Cole - The Alto Sax Of Richie Cole (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:59 | Size: 114.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. There Will Never Be Another You
02. On Misty Mornings
03. House Of Jazz
04. Sister Sadie
05. Emily
06. I Love Lucy
07. Night In Tunisia
08. Satin Doll
09. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
10. Waterhouse Blues
11. Stardust
 
Richie started playing alto saxophone when he was 10 years old in his home town of Trenton, New Jersey. Influenced by Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker, Cole’s talent and dedication won him a full scholarship from Downbeat Magazine to the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

His professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Buddy Rich Big Band. And after stints with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band, Cole formed his own quintet and toured worldwide, doing a great deal to popularize bebop and his own “Alto Madness” style in the 70’s and early 80’s.

Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations. Notably, Cole has performed at the Village Vanguard and Carnegie Hall as well as gave a command performance for the Queen of England.

Cole has recorded over 50 albums and CDs, including his top hit album “Hollywood Madness” (1979 Muse Records) and his tribute album to Leonard Bernstein, “Richie Cole Plays West Side Story” (1997 Music Masters Jazz). A prolific composer, Cole also finds time to arrange for full big bands, symphony orchestras and frequent performances at jazz festivals worldwide. Moreover, he enjoys sharing his love of music with younger generations and is active recording, touring and presenting university master classes.
 

Raphael Käfers Tyranno Saurus Jäzz - First Steps (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 30:30 | Size: 71.43 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Triaxis 09:16
2. Insane Journey 06:40
3. The Dawn of a New Era 06:31
4. Corinthian in Your Face Blues 08:03

Personnel:
Raphael Käfer - guitar
Lasse Golz - saxophone
Noah Rott - piano
Tom Richter - bass
Leon Saleh - drums


A constant oscillation between the extremes. This could be a short and precise definition of the young jazz group „Raphael Käfer´s Tyranno Saurus Jazz“. Mostly being active in the areas of postbop and modern jazz, the young musicians also try to integrate components of other musical styles such as classical music. Affected by melancholic sounds to the point of aggressive and wild sections, the musicians always play with dynamics to create an outstanding musical intensity. In spite of the huge variety in the compositions’ mood and tempo, the musicians always keep hold of their own sound and musical style.
 

Pawel Orlow - To the Moon (2017)


Genre: Jazz / Fusion / Jazz-Rock | Total Time: 36:26 | Size: 134.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. First Flight
2. To the Moon
3. Attack of the Green Martians
4. Giant Steps
5. Jam in V
6. Doctors of Nebula
7. Welcome to 079

Pawel Orlow - bass
Ben Stone - drums
Konstantin Goryachy - rhodes, keyboard, moog
Igor Mishura - tenor sax


Label: Bazilik Label
 

MMO feat. Chris Cheek - The Hiker (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:26 | Size: 139.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Contemplate 01:47
2. Departure (The Hiker) 07:28
3. Urge 05:20
4. Rat Dance 04:06
5. Ballad 07:54
6. Congratulations 05:21
7. Illusion and Confusion 06:59
8. On Green Dolphin Street 09:51
9. Ballad for Tootie 04:54
10. Congratulations 06:46

Personnel:
Chris Cheek - saxophone
Béla Meinberg - piano
Tilman Oberbeck - bass
Jan-Phillipp Meyer - drums


Album-release of „Meinberg/Meyer/Oberbeck“ and features New York based saxophonist Chris Cheek. No separated rooms, no headphones, only one microphone per instrument. Pure and honest, no cuts, no adjustments - in this music is everything real. The use of vintage microphones, partly 60 years old, makes the album sound very direct and warm. There is a very organic pressure, which can often be recognized on old masters recordings. „The Hiker“ does not sound like perfect virtuosity, but one can hear the intimacy and devotion of improvising musicians.
 

Monika Ryan - Now (2018)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total time: 43:33 | Size: 99.89 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. 12 String Theory
2. Flower Of My Love
3. Now
4. Alive Tonight
5. The Wedding Song
6. Be You
7. This Land
8. Dark Days Are Here
9. Fills Up My Heart

Label: Resensitize Records
 

Massimo Faraò, Aldo Zunino, Lorenzo Conte, Roberto Facchinetti - Classics I (2005)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:38 | Size: 137.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Adagio In G Minor (T. Albinoni)
02. Libiam Ne' Lieti Calici -Traviata (G. Verdi)
03. La Donna E' Mobile - Rigoletto (G. Verdi)
04. Air on the G String (J.S. Bach)
05. Pomp and Circumstance Nr.1 (E. Elgar)
07. Revierie (C. Debussy)
08. Symphony Nr.5 - Adagietto Theme (G.Mahler)
09. Farandole - L'arlesienne (G. Bizet)
10. The Death of Ase - Peer Gynt (E Grieg)
11. Notturno In Eb Major (F.Schubert)
12. Lascia Che Lo Pianga - Rinaldo (G.F. Handel)
13. Waltz - Faust (C.Gounod)
14. Habanera (From Trainspotting)

Double Bass – Aldo Zunino, Lorenzo Conte
Drums – Roberto Facchinetti
Piano – Massimo Faraò

 

Marco Postacchini Octet - Old Stuff, New Box (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:25 | Size: 170.37 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Old Stuff, New Box 8:01
2 Allegro 6:10
3 Reunion 6:56
4 Ti sognerò comunque 8:10
5 Not for Lovers 7:06
6 Now's the Time to Run 7:12
7 Da quando 6:18
8 Eterno puzzle 8:55
9 Illogical Moon 8:02
10 Di sole e d'azzurro 7:34

Marco Postacchini: tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet
Davide Ghidoni: trumpet
Samuele Garofoli: trumpet
Simone La Maida: alto saxophone, soprano, clarinet
Massimo Morganti: trombone
Andrea Solarino: electric and acoustic guitar
Emanuele Evangelista: plan
Gabriele Pesaresi: double bass
Alessandro Paternesi: drums


Special Guest:Fabio Zepetella - guitar
Ada Montellanico - vocal


Edizioni Musicali e Discografiche Notami
 
Musical Editions Notami have the pleasure to announce the last release of the label Notami Jazz already available on-line and distributed by IRD, the highly anticipated new album of Marco Postacchini from the title, OLD STUFF, NEW BOX. Postacchini signature 5 of the 10 tracks on the album, including the title track, placed in the opening as well as a statement of intent and, at the same time, a tribute to the famous disc of Gil Evans 1958 New bottle, old wine. The disc reveals from the outset his soul is a composite one, made up of south american rhythms and flashes of energetic, evident in the Not for lovers and Now''s the time to run, but also of the complexity of the harmonic and alternating sections contrasting, as in the Eternal puzzle and Illogical moon. Added to this is the arrangement on two songs Zeppetella, Cheerful and Reunion, and two Ada Montellanico, when and You I will dream anyway. The latter, in particular, with a text written by Luigi Tenco, which remained unpublished until 2008, when the Ada Montellanico had put it in the music on his album “Sound of a woman”. The work of arrangement of the articulated has been made in the track chosen as the epilogue, which recalls a famous pop song in sanremo, apparently far from the sound of the jazz, the sun and azure written by Matteo Saggese and Mino Vergnaghi and performed by Giorgia. In “Old stuff, new box”, they are exploited to the extreme the possibilities of the octet, formed by Simone La Maida, Massimo Morganti, Davide Ghidoni, Samuele Garofoli, Alessandro Paternesi, Emanuele Evangelista and Gabriele Pesaresi. Postacchini, in fact, explore with the musicians in the great tradition of writing for small group, which from the beginning has been the anteroom of a writing that is more complex, such as that used for the broad training of the big band. Each tool, therefore, becomes an elementary particle, from which springs a rich language and compact. Postacchini move the jazz from its definitions in the usual, revisited in an unexpected way, the sound of the composers of the latest generation.
 

klapparat - Tilting Axis (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:17 | Size: 108.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
 1. Snow Dance 02:40
2. Angry Promoter 04:05
3. Do 03:57
4. Rattlesnake 02:29
5. Little Lady 04:14
6. Etude in Schwarz 06:48
7. Her Sister 02:39
8. Klappern 01:26
9. Overload 04:48
10. Waiting for Snow 05:32
11. Pelasgos, Pt. 7 04:30
12. Run 04:09

Personnel:
Daniel Zumofen - ss, as & glockenspiel
Matthias Wenger - ss, as & harmonium
Ivo Prato - ts, ss, cl & glockenspiel
Erwin Brünisholz - bariton sax, c-b-cl & glockenspiel
Michel Duc - tuba
Philippe Ducommun - drums & glockenspiel


Tilting Axis describes the inclination of the rotation of a celestial body. Similar to the one of the earth which causes the four seasons, the tilting inclination of the music offers a special drive. On its new album, the band klapparat balances on a fine axis between the aesthetics of traditional jazz and a new sound galaxy.
 

Jeff Lorber - Philly Style (2003)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time: 43:07 | Size: 95.89 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Under Wraps (4:56)
2. Gigabyte (3:55)
3. Regardless Of (4:27)
4. Philly Style (4:07)
5. Soul Food (4:11)
6. Laissez Faire (3:54)
7. Step on It (4:08)
8. Uncle Darrow's (3:54)
9. When She Smiles (4:49)
10. Serpentine Lane (4:46)
 
Label - Narada Jazz

Jeff Lorber - arranger, piano, Wurlitzer piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer bass
Naila - vocals
Gary Meek - soprano & tenor saxophones
Dan Higgins, Richard Elliot - tenor saxophone
Ron King, Jerry Hey - flugelhorn
Bill Reichenbach - trombone
Nelson Jackson, Robbie Nevil - keyboards
Tony Maiden - guitar
Alex Al - bass
John Roberts - drums
Lenny Castro - percussion

 

Charles Brown - All My Life (1990)


Genre: Blues / Jazz | Total Time: 52:09 | Size: 121.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Side 1
1. Early In The Morning 4:40
2. Fool's Paradise 4:51
3. Bad Bad Whiskey 3:19
4. When The Sun Comes Out 4:59
5. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 3:05
6. That's Pretty Good Love 3:31

Side 2
1. A Virus Called The Blues 6:49
2. Seven Long Days 3:57
3. Joyce's Boogie 2:30
4. Trouble Blues 3:07
5. Tell Me Who 2:18
6. All My Life 4:22

Acoustic Bass – Earl May
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine – Clifford Solomon
Baritone Saxophone – David Sholl (tracks: A6, B3), Heywood Henry (tracks: B2, B5)
Drums – Keith Copeland, Kenny Blevins (tracks: A6)
Guitar – Danny Caron
Organ – Dr. John (tracks: A2), Ron Levy (tracks: A6, B3, B5)
Piano – Dr. John (tracks: A6, B1)
Piano, Organ, Vocals – Charles Brown
Producer – Ron Levy
Tenor Saxophone – 'Sax' Gordon* (tracks: B3)
Vocals – Dr. John (tracks: B1), Ruth Brown (tracks: B5)
 
By far Brown's best contemporary effort (and the set that really got his recording career back in high gear). Cameos by Dr. John and Ruth Brown certainly didn't hurt the set's chances, but it's the eternally suave pianist and his excellent road band (especially guitarist Danny Caron and saxist Clifford Solomon) that make this such a delightful collection.
Bill Dahl, AMG
 

Blue Harlem - I Dare You! (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:15 | Size: 128.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. I Dare You Baby 2:55
2. I Cried Last Night 4:23
3. Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby 4:13
4. Main Stem 3:13
5. Bad Luck 2:59
6. I Just Can't Keep The Tears From Falling Down 3:11
7. Some Boys 3:49
8. Easy Easy 3:49
9. Daddy Daddy 3:26
10. Bump's Boogie 3:32
11. I Don't Hurt Anymore 3:27
12. Real Life 2:53
13. That's The Way To Treat Your Woman 3:34
14. Harry Diamond 4:07
15. Did We Have Any Fun 2:33
16. I Stepped In Quicksand 4:11
 
Label - Blue Harlem Self-released

Sophie Shaw - vocals
Dave Priseman (11), Sid Gauld (1 to 10,12 to 16) - trumpet
Al Nicholls – tenor sax
Pete Cook – baritone sax
Jerome Davies (1 to 10,12 to 16), John Day(11) – double bass
Sam Brown – drums
Paul Eldrige - piano
 
This is the fourth album release for Blue Harlem and the first to feature their fabulous new vocalist Sophie Shaw. This album not only captures the fashionable spirit of '40s and '50s rhythm 'n’ blues but also introduces new arrangements and a fresh collection of material. Blue Harlem have always had an enviable reputation on the live music circuit following a career spanning 10 years. They have not only built a huge fan base internationally but have repeatedly been invited back to perform in front of the Royal Family both at Highgrove and Buckingham Palace. Based in London. ©
 

Benita Haastrup Trio - Going North (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:36 | Size: 104.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Going North
2 Nordland Moods
3 Soft Stone
4 Flowing Flying Drumming
5 Cloud-Hidden
6 Even Wind
7 Skrova Up Down
8 Look Up Stars
9 I dreamt A Dream
10 Snow Flow

Benita Haastrup, drums & percussion
Kaare Munkholm, vibraphone
Jens Skou Olsen, bass


GATEWAY MUSIC
 
This trio plays music from the heart and finds its rhythmic and poetic power in the many moods, sounds and dynamics that bind us together as human beings. The musical universe of this trio is in constant development and expansion and is inspired by more than 30 years of artistic creation at festivals, in venues and studios around the world – and evey single concert and recording adds new chapters to this journey!

For more than three years now, I have had the great fortune of working with two of Denmark most brilliant jazz musicians and improvisers: Kaare Munkholm on vibraphone and Jens Skou Olsen on doublebbass.

Together the trio has toured extensively in Norway and Denmark – more than three monts on the road each year! – and this has made the trio one of the most tight units ever. The new trio release GOING NORTH coming up this fall showcases this music inspired by the wast nature and people of the high North – 2017 will be another year focusing on this trio…! Here is a short presentation of the members of the trio:

Jens Skou Olsen
Jens plays violoncello and doublebass and has laid down the steady, deep bass floor in every music conceivable – playing, touring and recording with among others Bob Moses, Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, John Tchicai, Horace Parlan, Marilyn Mazur, Marie Bergman, David Murray, Etta Cameron, Kenny Drew, Harry Beckett, Gregory Hutchinson, Finn Ziegler, Andy Sheppard, Muhal Richard Abrahms, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Hank Jones. Jens is also a writer and P.hd. from Roskilde University.

Benita Haastrup
Benita Haastrup, drums & percussion – is formally trained at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory 1992. She has received the Ben Webster Prize 1998, The Sunset Jazz Hornbaek Prize 2007 for “an outstanding effort in Danish Jazz as a drummer, percussionist and composer”. Finally Benita was awarded a Danish Music Award 2012. Benita has played everything from swing to avant garde, african drum music, classical music, soul, folk, latin…and her creative and colorful drumming is inspired by all creative expressions in our world culture.

Kaare Munkholm
Kaare is one of Denmark’s busiest vibraphonists – he plays with a wide range of Danish and international artists and bands such as Tango orkestret, Gustav Ljunggren, Emil de Waal and Afengin. Kaare is a virtuoso, he is an inspired, innovative and very versatile artist and he always adds new dimensions to the music – vitality, beauty and sharp rhythmic landscapes. He graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen 1992.
 

Amanda Ginsburg - Jag har funderat pa en sak (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:03 | Size: 102.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. I de manga valens land (4:09)
02. Vem ar du? (4:20)
03. En romantisk komedi (2:07)
04. Flykten fran vardagen (feat. Nils Landgren) (4:25)
05. Star vid mitt ord (3:45)
06. En bla dag (4:43)
07. Saknar dig anda (5:48)
08. En kvall i september (4:37)
09. Vargtimma (2:33)
10. Havsmelodi (5:21)
11. Yaqui (3:20)

Ladybird - NAX-7955684-6

Amanda Ginsburg - vocals
Filip Ekestubbe - piano, accordion
Ludvig Eriksson - bass
Ludwig Gustavsson - drums
Joel Karlsson - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
 
It has been an eventful year for Amanda Ginsburg. The label Ladybird quickly got up her eyes for her and a first single ”Havsmelodi", was released in the spring of 2017. After having been nominated for Newcomer of the Year by the P2 Jazzkatten she came in the fall (2017) out with yet another single, ”the Escape from everyday life” which was attended by Nils Landgren. On 2 February 2018 released her debut album ”I've been thinking about a thing”.
”I let my music flourish in the nordic melankolins tonality. Where I want to carefully manage the legacy of some of the most beloved names in american jazz and show. The music honors the tradition but takes it into contemporary times with the angles a 90-talist discovers in oneself and others.”  Amanda Ginsburg
 

27 February, 2018

Zimbo Trio - The Best Of Zimbo Trio (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:42:30 | Size: 232.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. A Felicidade
02. Samba Dourado
03. Cravo E Canela
04. Garota De Ipanema
05. Wave
06. Coisa Feita
07. Radames E Pele
08. Nada Será Como Antes
09. Água De Beber
10. Piano Na Mangueira
11. Pot-Pourri Teia De Renda Coração De Estudante
12. Samba De Maria Luiza
13. Brigas Nunca Mais
14. Saudades Dos Aviões Da Painar (Conversando No Bar)
15. Corcovado
16. Meditação
17. Desafinando
18. Arrastão
19. O Morro Não Tem Vez
20. Ao Piazzolla
21. Vera Cruz
22. Só Danço Samba
23. Notas Que Falam
24. Asa (Zoo Blues)
25. Aquarela Do Brasil

The Zimbo Trio is a Brazilian instrumental trio, founded in March 1964, São Paulo, by Luiz Chaves Oliveira da Paz "Luiz Chaves" (bass), Rubens Alberto Barsotti "Rubens"(drums) and Amilton Godoy (piano). The first presentation took place at “Boate Oásis” on March 17, featuring the singer Norma Bengell. One of the songs played was "Consolação" by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes.

Currently, the Zimbo Trio is formed by Amilton Godoy (piano), Mario Andreotti (bass) and Percio Sapia (drums) who shares the stage with his master Rubens Barsotti, who is recovering from surgery. In a new phase, the trio has a repertoire of Amilton's compositions. Over 45-year career and 51 albums recorded, the Zimbo Trio has gained worldwide recognition, toured the world, and have spread Brazilian instrumental music.
 

Wolfgang Muthspiel - Driftwood (2013)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:56 | Size: 100.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Joseph 06:06
02. Uptown 07:33
03. Cambiata 05:32
04. Highline 05:41
05. Driftwood 03:41
06. Lichtzelle 04:46
07. Madame Vonn 04:37
08. Bossa For Michael Brecker 05:01

Label: ECM - 2349

Wolfgang Muthspiel - guitar
Larry Grenadier - bass
Brian Blade - drums

  

VA - Smooth Sax Tribute To Santana (2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 43:44 | Size: 98.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Oya Como Va
2. Maria, Maria
3. Evil Ways
4. Game of Love, The
5. Black Magic Woman
6. Smooth
7. She's Not There
8. Europa (Earth's Cry)
9. No One to Depend On
10. Put Your Lights On
 
Label - Tribute Sounds
 

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Being There (2006)


Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 59:26 | Size: 130.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. At Home
02. Vicar Street
03. Draw Near
04. Blessed Feet
05. Sani
06. Interlude
07. Karmosin
08. Still There
09. Where We Went
10. Cocoon
11. Around You
12. Vesper
13. Wide Open

Label: ECM - 2017

Tord Gustavsen - piano
Harald Johnsen - bass
Jarle Vespestad - drums
 

Thilo Wolf Big Band - Big Band Shout (2006)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:10 | Size: 134.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Loosen Your Grip
02. Easy To Love
03. Nice Toys
04. Tickle Toe
05. The Man With A Horn
06. All Of Me
07. Tenderly
08. It Had To Be You
09. Mr. Anthony´s Boogie
10. Can You Hear These Dirty Horns
11. He´s Got The Whole World
12. Ain´t Misbehavin`
13. Let The Good Times Roll
14. Amazing Grace
15. One O´clock Jump

Thilo Wolf's Big Band Shout, we are informed in the booklet, was "recorded live . . . on the occasion of taping the television production SWING IT, the only plausible response to which is "wow! One simply can't imagine a television program of this caliber on any outlet—network, cable or public—here in the States. This is for the most part the sort of uncompromising big-band jazz that hasn't graced TV screens in these parts for too many years (read: decades). And judging from the response, the German audience is clearly elated, even before Wolf welcomes his special guests: trumpeter Ray Anthony and blues/gospel singer Joan Faulkner and her backup group, the Expressions.

After four instrumentals including Cole Porter's "Easy To Love and Lester Young's "Tickletoe, Anthony, an octogenarian who has been making beautiful music for more than seventy years (and still has decent chops), enters with his signature theme, "Man With A Horn. He's front and center again on "All Of Me, "Tenderly, "It Had To Be You, "Mr. Anthony's Boogie and the strapping finale, Count Basie's venerable "One O'Clock Jump. Faulkner's showpieces include "He's Got The Whole World, "Ain't Misbehavin', "Let The Good Times Roll and "Amazing Grace. The power-laden band is beyond reproach, as are soloists Wolf, Axel Kühn, Lennart Axelsson, Norbert Nagel, Otto Staniloi, Werner Tauber and Thomas Zoller. It's a shame one has to be in Germany to see and hear music as admirable as this on television, but at least the CD is here to offer some solace. ~ Jack Bowers
 

The Vocal Jazz Collective - Redefinition (2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:59 | Size: 163.05 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 My Man's Gone Now 5:19 (Camille Avery)
2 You Don?t Know What Love Is 5:25 (LeAnne Robinson)
3 Moon River 7:30 (Georgia Sedlack)
4 Time After Time 5:40 (Cari Stevens)
5 Nothing Compares 4:37 (Fara Sumbureru)
6 Much Farther to Go 7:49 (Karmen Wolf)
7 My Funny Valentine 5:01 (Georgia Sedlack)
8 Too Late Now 6:16 (LeAnne Robinson)
9 City Called Heaven 5:44 (Harris Long)
10 Dienda 4:46 (Cari Stevens)
11 Both Sides Now 5:23 (Karmen Wolf)
12 Sparks 8:40 (Mary Thompson)

Camille Avery: vocals (1, 12) ; LeAnne Robinson: vocals (2, 8, 12); Georgia Sedlack: vocals (3, 7, 12),; Cari Steven: vocals (4, 10, 12); Fara Sumbureru: vocals (5, 12); Karmen Wolf: vocals (6, 11, 12); Harris Long: vocals (9, 12); Mary Thompson: vocals (soloist on 12); Michael Wood: vocal (12); Sekeyi Sumbureru: vocal (12); Andrew Koba: vocal (12); Justin Nielsen: piano; Jeff Johnson: bass; John Bishop: drums; John McLean: guitar; Thomas Marriott: trumpet, flugelhorn; Brent Jensen: saxophone.

Recorded & mixed by Reed Ruddy at Studio X,
Seattle WA, November 19-24, 2009

Jeff Baker, one of the best male jazz vocalists around today, is also the vocal director at ArtsWest School for Performing Arts in Eagle, Idaho. Working with high school age performers must be a gas, because Baker has produced a very engaging vocal jazz outing, featuring his students backed by an Origin Records all-star band, with pianist Justin Nielsen sitting in the piano/arranger's chair.

Redefinition takes a batch of familiar jazz tunes by the likes of George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, and Rodgers and Hart, and mixes in some popular songs from Prince, Joni Mitchell and Coldplay, with one traditional spiritual thrown in for good measure, and redefines them; bending their shapes a bit and giving them fresh spins. Under the guidance of polished professionals Baker and Nielsen, and backed by a roster of versatile top level musicians, the set holds up so well that the ages of the singers becomes simply a matter of interest. There is not a half-baked or tentative performance on the set; these young people sing with an uncluttered purity of feeling and remarkable confidence.

The Gershwins' "My Man's Gone Now" opens the set. Nielsen's piano sparkles, while Brent Jensen blows a sinewy soprano sax accompaniment to Camille Avery's heartfelt vocal, as the singer tells her story with feeling and a genuine sense of loss, giving way to John McLean's searing guitar. The songs are old familiar tales, leaning on the love or love lost theme. LeAnne Robinson gets deep into a beautiful, weary blues feeling on "You Don't Know What Love Is," while Georgia Sedlack soars in a buoyant take of Mancini's "Moon River." Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" (a Miles Davis favorite) is slowed down to a dirge, with a spare arrangement complimenting Cari Stevens' very direct and seemingly world-weary singing. The band brings in a funk feel on Prince's "Nothing Compares," with Fara Sumbureru bouncing into a light groove. "Much Farther to Go," a Rosie Thomas tune, features a Karmen Wolf's pure-toned, horn-like delivery. Harris Long—the lone male solo vocalist on the disc—possesses a rich baritone similar to Kurt Elling, and gives a fitting reverence to the traditional "City Called Heaven." Coldplay's "Sparks" closes the disc on a modern-leaning note. Mary Thompson's vocal exudes a melancholy, drifting-into-the-twilight mood. As the tune winds down she is joined by the choir—the other soloists plus Michael Wood, Sekayi Sumbureru and Andrew Koba—for a classy, collaborative ending to Redefinition, a fine set of jazz vocal tunes that introduce a bunch of amazing young talent. ~ Dan McClenaghan
 

Sun Trio - In The Dreamworld (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:30 | Size: 124.76 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Waves
02. Dark Forest
03. Travelling
04. Narrow Mind
05. Unknown
06. Soleil D'Afrique
07. In The Dreamworld
08. Old Devil's Boogie
09. Sightseeing
10. Sunson
11. Little One
12. Searching For Your Paths

Bass – Antti Lötjönen
Drums – Olavi Louhivuori
Trumpet – Jorma Kalevi Louhivuori


C.A.M. Jazz
 

Shane Theriot - Dirty Power (2009) re-up


Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Total Time: 37:40 | Size: 98.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
01. Old Men
02. Dirty Power
03. Four on the Floor
04. Bring It
05. Mr. Ed
06. Buckshot
07. Memphis
08. Buckshot (Reprise)
09. The Pygmy Love Dance
10. Kirk's Little Backpack

Shane Theriot (Terry): guitar, bass, percussion
Zigaboo Modeliste, Richie Hayward, Jim Keltner, Johnny Vidacovich: drums
Sonny Landreth: slide guitar
Mark Braud: trumpet
Roderick Paulin: sax
Kirk Joseph: sousaphone
Adam Nitti, Hutch Hutchinson: bass
Johnny Neel: keyboards, voice, harmonica
David Torkanowsky: keyboards

Richard Galliano & Michel Portal - Concerts Inédits: Duo (1999)


Genre: Jazz / Contemporary Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:01 | Size: 147.19 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Taraf (Richard Galliano) (6:09)
02. Tango Pour Claude (Richard Galliano) (3:54)
03. Little Tango (Michel Portal) (4:52)
04. Giselle (Richard Galliano) (5:00)
05. Libertango (Astor Piazzolla) (7:50)
06. Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla) (6:09)
07. J. F. (Richard Galliano) (5:52)
08. Viaggio (Richard Galliano) (7:36)
09. Ivan Ivanovitch Kossiakof (Michel Portal) (2:57)
10. Leo, Estante Num Instante (Hermeto Pascoal) (5:46)
11. indifférence (Joseph Colombo, Tony Muréna) (4:11)
12. Blow Up (Michel Portal) (4:45)

Recorded at the NDR radio studios in Hamburg (Germany), October 29, 1998.

Label: Dreyfus Jazz – FDM 36606-2 (France)
 

Oliver Pellet - Himmel und Erde (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:11 | Size: 136.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Helvetia (7:58)
02. Recomeço (7:15)
03. Himmel und Erde (6:06)
04. À Espera Dela (8:17)
05. Christiane (7:05)
06. Heimat (8:58)
07. Cafune (6:47)
08. Satya (6:48)
 
Oliver Pellet - guitar
Tony Lakatos - sax
Ricardo Fiuza - piano
Mauro Martins - bass
Paulo Almeida - drums
 
Oliver Pellet is a guitarist, composer and teacher currently based in Switzerland. He was born in Brazil were he grew up and started his career as a musician. He started by taking private guitar lessons and attending workshops and festivals in south Brazil. Some of this teachers were: Aquiles Faneco, Mario Conde, Heraldo do Monte, Nelson Faria, Lula Galvão, Alexandre Carvalho, Vittor Santos, and many others. In 2009 he graduated Bachelor in Music at the Parana University in Curitiba. During this time he worked with some great musicians from the Brazilian scene such as: Proveta, Teco Cardoso, Lea Freire, Roberto Sion, Thiago do Espirito Santo, and many others. In 2010 he attended a Summer Program at the New York University where he had the opportunity to study with great NYC musicians such as: Jonathan Kreisberg, Bruce Arnold, Tony Moreno, Mark Withfield, Ralph Lalama, Billy Drewes, Rey Abbasi, Lage Lund, among others. In 2011 he releases his first album as a leader, “Unterwegs”, with the collaboration of more than 40 musicians such as Seamus Blake, Lea Freire, João Paulo Ramos Barbosa, Mario Conde, Glauco Sölter and Rodrigo Botter Maio. In 2012 he moves to Europe to study with Wolfgang Muthspiel at the Hochschule für Musik Basel and graduates with excellence on 2014. During this time he studied with some of the best teachers of the scene such as: Guillermo Klein, Aydin Esen, Larry Grenadier, Alex Sipiagin, Domenic Landolf, Malcolm Braff and many others. Since then he played at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals of Europe such as: The Birds Eye jazz Club, BIX Jazz Club, Birdland Jazz Club, Dracula Club, Offbeat Jazz Festival, Bscene Basel, Festival da Jazz St. Moritz and many others. He has been active on the scene playing with renowned musicians like Tony Lakatos, Marcio Bahia, E.S.T. Symphony, Alex Sipiagin, Domenic Landolf, just to name a few. In 2017 comes out his second album as a leader “Himmel und Erde” wich he recorded in Brazil and in Basel and presents some of his newest compositions.
 

Jet Lemon Band - Led Zeppelin II:In The Key Of Jazz (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:56 | Size: 116.75 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Whole Lotta Love 3:48
2 What is and What Should Never Be 6:04
3 The Lemon Song 9:27
4 Thank You 4:28
5 Heartbreaker 5:55
6 Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) 2:43
7 Ramble On 7:13
8 Moby Dick 2:17
9 Bring It on Home 9:011

Arranged By [Additional Arrangements By] – Jim AvivA
Bass – Benjamin Schlothauer
Drums – Jakob Kufert
Guitar [Guitars] – Ju Young Cheong
Lead Vocals, Keyboards – Jim AvivA
Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Backing Vocals [Back Vocal] – Sammy Lukas


Leo Records ‎– CD LR 822
 
Jet Lemon Band was born in 2014. It is an incredible combination of two Russians (Jim Aviva - lead vocal and keyboards, and Sammy Lukas - piano, saxophone back vocal), two Germans- (Benjamin Schlothauer - bass, and Jakob Kufert - drums) and South Koreans Ju Young Cheong - guitars. The initial idea was to cover songs of the great rock bands of the '70s but the inspiration morphed into a desire to honour just one legendary group LED ZEPPELIN II, recreating the genius of this band in the style of jazz The band welcomes the opportunity to combine two very different kinds of music — jazz and rock into one cohesive album and to capture the imagination of both fan bases.
 

Jean Oh - Invisible Worth (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:35 | Size: 130.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Jelly Candy
2. Autumn Rhythm
3. Blues For Calvin
4. Piece For Dennis Erwin
5. The Music
6. Free Space
7. Humpty Dumpty
8. Right On It
9. Invisible Worth
10. It Never Entered My Mind
11. How You Do That

WIT records (634479914379)
 
Guitarist Jean Oh was born in Seoul, Korea and began playing music at the age of 13. He began studying music formally at Seoul Jazz Academy, a school that was renowned for the best faculty in Korea. He soon began playing gigs. After several years of playing with many different bands around town, He realized that he needs different experience. This led him to Paris, a cultural heart of Europe. He studied jazz with Misja Fitzerald Michel, Sylvain Beof, Bernard Maury, Joe Malcolm, Emil Spanyl and Frederic Favarel. And he performed in various clubs such as 'Studio des Illettes', 'Caveau des Oubliettes' and 'La Fontaine'.

After graduating music conservatory, he quickly moved to New York City to attend New York University where he obtain master’s degree. During his two years at NYU, he studied with Ralph Alessi, George Garzone, John Scofield, and Gil Goldstein. He also attended School of Improvisation Music. At SIM, he studied with Steve Coleman, Mark Helias, Uri Caine, David Binney, and Bily Hart. He played many different gigs, working his way into the New York Jazz scene.

Since the beginning of his professional career, he has played on several commercially released recordings and toured throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, South America, Philippine, Russia. He has had many opportunities to share the stage with George Garzone, John Lockwood, Jeff Hirshfield, Billy Drummond, Ralph Alessi, Ron McClure, Mike Richmond. And he played at various places such as '169Bar', 'Swing 46', 'Milagro Theater', 'The Grind', 'Charlie's Den'. Recently, Jean has released his first album, “Invisible Worth”, featuring George Garzone, John Lockwood, and Jeff Hirshfield. And he is pushing himself to have his voice defined in music, both as a sideman and as a band leader.