4/24/2018

Hugh Masekela - '66 - '76 (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 3:43:23 | Size: 500.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. A Felicidade
02. Why Are You Blowing My Mind?
03. She Doesn't Write
04. Do Me So la So So
05. Ha Lese Le Di Khanna
06. What Is Wrong With Groovin'?
07. Child of the Earth
08. Son of Ice Bag
09. Coincidence (Live)
10. Grazing in the Grass
11. Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)
12. Vuca
13. There Are Seeds to Sow
14. Mace and Grenades
15. Boeremusiek
16. Gold
17. Blues for Huey
18. Gafsa
19. If There's Anybody out There

Disc 2
01. You Keep Me Hangin' On
02. Woza
03. Sala Le Mane
04. Mamani feat. The Union Of South Africa
05. Caution! feat. The Union Of South Africa
06. Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name) feat. The Union Of South Africa
07. Minawa
08. Languta
09. Kaa Ye Oya
10. Adade
11. Yei Baa Gbe Wolo
12. Patience
13. When
14. Nye Tamo Ame
15. Rekpete

Disc 3
01. Stimela (Coal Train)
02. Night in Tunisia
03. In the Market Place
04. Jungle Jim
05. African Secret Society
06. Nina
07. Been Such a Long Time Gone
08. Ashiko
09. Mama
10. The Boy's Doin' It
11. Song for Brazil
12. Colonial Man
13. Whitch Doctor

Hugh Masekela was one of the world’s finest and most distinctive horn players, a musical celebrity who built up a dedicated global following thanks to his unique blend of jazz, South African styles, and music from across the African continent and diaspora. The albums that Masekela recorded in this period, from 1966 to 1976, were impressively varied. He was already a fine horn player and powerful singer, and his songs ranged from exquisite to angry and experimental. It may seem extraordinary that these tracks have been allowed to disappear, but this remarkable set helps to put that right. Compiled by Hugh and his friend and producer Stewart Levine, it includes tracks from eleven albums, with two of the finest – Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz and I Am Not Afraid – re-released in full.

Sammy Figueroa - ...And Sammy Walked In (2005)


Genre: Jazz / Latin Jazz | Total Time: 54:59 | Size: 129.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Syncopa O No 4:27
2. Niko's Dream 7:48
3. Bebe 7:20
4. And Sammy Walked In 4:44
5. Eugenology 4:21
6. Mirage 6:19
7. Bolivia 6:33
8. Swimming Gaia 6:02
9. Mambo Influenciado 4:43
10. Duermetй Mi Cielito 2:41
 
Label - Savant

Sammy Figueroa - Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Tyler Kuebler - Saxophone
John Lovell - Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Michalak - Flute, Saxophone
Michael Orta - Piano, Keyboards
Nicky Orta - Bass
Gotz Kujack - Drums
 

Marie Bergman - Fruit (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:14 | Size: 123.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Down With Love
2. Wish Someone Would Care
3. Let Me Be The First To Know
4. Crazy He Calls Me
5. Comes Love
6. Trademark
7. Naima
8. Them Their Eyes
9. I Believe In You
10. It Amazes Me
11. End Of A Love Affair
12. Cry Me A River
13. Just One Of Those Things
14. On Your Toes
15. All The Way

Singer Marie Bergman may appear to be middle-aged in her photos, but she has a surprisingly youthful voice. Her versatility is quite impressive, and nearly all of the 15 songs she performs on this release from the Danish Stunt label are memorable. After starting off with a rapid and brief rendition of Harold Arlen's "Down With Love," she does a complete left turn, soulfully digging into Irma Thomas' R&B-ish "Wish Someone Would Care." She covers a great deal of territory throughout the continually intriguing set, including "Crazy He Calls Me," "Comes Love," John Coltrane's "Naima" (which has Jon Hendricks lyrics), "Them There Eyes," "Cry Me a River" and "Just One of Those Things." The arrangements are colorful; the European musicians (which include keyboardist Peter Nordahl and, on a few cuts apiece, trumpeter Ann Sofi Soderqvist and baritonist Gunnar Bergsten) are excellent; plus, organist Jimmy McGriff makes a guest appearance on "Let Me Be the First to Know." This release is well worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow
 

Christoph Stiefel - Dream Of The Camel (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:36 | Size: 134.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Satori
2.Take Five
3.Dream of the Camel
4.Unspoke Words
5.Following
6.Oppsites
7.Freedom Jazz Dance
8.Song for Monaliza
9.Isorythum No.2
10.Essence
11.Round Midnight
 
Label - ENJA

Christoph Stiefel - piano
Michel Benita - bass
Joel Alouche - drums
 

Al Casey - A Tribute To 'Fats' (1994)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:02 | Size: 110.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. It Don't Mean A Thing
2. Squeeze Me
3. Holey Moley
4. Jit It
5. Like It Ji's
6. Cute
7. After You've Gone
8. Just The Blues
9. Honeysuckle Rose
10. How Long Is This Been Going On
11. Cheek To Cheek

Recording May 22, 1994 Markant Studio Heeze, The Netherlands

Al Casey guitar. Red Richards piano. Jan Jankeje bass. Imre Köszegi drums.
 

Scott Warner - Mindfield (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:07 | Size: 116.53 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Mindfield
02. Won't Someone Listen
03. After The Deluge
04. Sojourn
05. Love For Sale
06. In Memoriam
07. Lydia's Song
08. How 'bout Now
09. Evan's Essence
10. A Peaceful Life
 
This album was recorded in Detroit a few years back and features my friends

Jimmy Greene, tenor sax (Horace Silver, Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band)
Rodney Whittaker, bass (Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Big Band)
Gerald Cleaver, drums (Bob James, Roscoe Mitchell)


Rodney and Gerald lived within blocks of each other in Detroit, and grew up playing jazz together. Its a dream rhythm section.

I first played with Rodney when he was 16. We had to pick him up and drove him to the gig. As the long-time bassist for Wynton and the Lincoln Center Band he has become known for his fat swing groove. But he is an unsung lyrical player....listen to the bass solo on "Sojourn" to hear him sing.
 

Ron McClure - New Moon (2009)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:27 | Size: 158.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Half A Nice Day
2. Kalman's Dance
3. Hostile Terrain
4. Better Late Than Never
5. It's Always Now
6. New Moon
7. Lotus
8. Let's Went
9. Ulala
 
Personnel: Ron McClure (bass); Rich Perry (tenor saxophone); George Colligan (piano); Billy Drummond (drums).
 
Ron McClure has been a valuable sideman since shortly after his arrival in New York City in 1964, while he has found regular opportunities to record as a leader since he started working with Steeplechase in the late '80s. This 2007 session expands his earlier trio with veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry and up-and-coming pianist George Colligan (both of whom also record as leaders for the label) by adding the in-demand drummer Billy Drummond. Although McClure chose nine originals for the recording date, it is not about his ego, as they are stimulating charts that allow everyone sufficient space to play, though each of them prefers to pass the baton rather than attempt the all-too-common marathon solos that run out of steam too early. The happy, easygoing swinger "Half a Nice Day" contrasts with the tense post-bop "Kalman's Dance."

The breezy midtempo "Better Late Than Never" conveys the essence of the constant rush in a metropolis, while McClure's lush ballad "New Moon" features his understated bass accompanied by Colligan's sparse piano and Drummond's whispering brushes. This is another excellent date by Ron McClure. ~ Ken Dryden
 

Piotr Lemanczyk & Cezary Paciorek - Duology (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:29 | Size: 105.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. When Your Country Wakes 06:56
2. You Will Be 08:25
3. Escalus 05:11
4. Uber-rag 05:15
5. Lifeline 04:33
6. Like a Man and a Woman 06:35
7. Szpak 05:05
8. Take It Personally 04:29

Cezary Paciorek - akordeon
Piotr Lemańczyk - kontrabas


DUX 1434
 
From time to time, the DUX label offers CDs with a jazz repertoire. "Duology" is the work of two great instrumentalists: the accordion of Cesari Paciorki and the leading Polish bassist Petr Lehanchik. The program of the album consists of intertwined compositions of both musicians, inspired not only by modern jazz, Polish folk music, Latin American folklore and classical music. This very intimate, but full of ecstasy and often uncontrolled energy music is an example of the enormous potential of combining sounds of seemingly remote instruments such as the accordion and contrabass.
Both instrumentalists are masters of their instruments, who for many years developed the technique and way of expression. Although they often had the opportunity to combine music in various projects, only this album is their first truly common work. The compositions prepared for this project seem to define their common musical denominator. Artists respond well to each other and complement each other, developing musical experience in the formula of the duo, based on 100% understanding and trust.
In the music of great improvisational virtuosos, we can find different moods: melancholy ("When You Country Wakes") and melancholy ("Lifeline"), a clear rhythm of negligence and oblivion ("Uber-rag").
The joint project of Petr Lemenchik and Cesari Paciorki is music directed both to amateurs of both instruments, whose gentlemen are unquestionable masters and listeners, thirsting for new solutions as a result of a combination of instruments remote from each other. More recently, the release of the ACT label has released a whole series of albums, released under the general title "Duo Art", often representing quite amazing instrumental duets. The album "Duology" fits perfectly into this convention.
 

Paolo Fresu Quintet - Rosso, Verde, Giallo e Blu (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:23 | Size: 152.08 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Rosso, verde, giallo e blu (5:09)
02. Hip Hip! (5:05)
03. Variazione 13 (4:00)
04. Bi-sogni aerei (2:51)
05. Valzer del ritorno (6:48)
06. Nightfly on Blue Note (5:56)
07. Almeno tu nell'Universo (4:30)
08. Rock (7:58)
09. Khula Mntwana (2:33)
10. Sull'estremo confine del mare (6:11)
11. Shoah 27.01.2005 (5:40)
12. Echauffement corporel (3:42)
13. Khula Mntwana (2:42)
14. Ulises (3:58)
 
Paolo Fresu Quintet plays the music of Paolo Fresu

Label - Blue Note / EMI

Paolo Fresu – trumpet, flugelhorn
Roberto Cipelli - piano, Fender Rhodes
Attilio Zanchi - bass
Ettore Fioravanti - drums
Tino Tracanna - sax tenor, soprano and baritone
 

Mo'Horizons - Coming Home (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:54 | Size: 167.83 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Clay Hammond – You Threw Out Your Lifetime
02. Betty Everett – Someday Soon
03. Mishal Moore – Oh Lord
04. Mo’Horizons – Yes Baby Yes
05. Omara Portuondo – Donde Estabas Tu?
06. Sugarloaf Gangsters – Avant Le Jazz
07. Speedometer – Lover And A Friend
08. Donny Hathaway – Sugar Lee
09. Gregory Porter – 1960 What?
10. Paul Weller – Wild Wood
11. Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia
12. Jehro – Why Me
13. Mo' Horizons - Cowboy Bossa (Fab Samperi Radio Remix)
14. Mose Alison – I’m Not Talking
15. Hidden Jazz Quartett – His Footlocker
16. Oscar Aleman – Besame Mucho
17. Una Mas Trio – Latin Brother
18. Tm Juke & Jack Baker Trio – That Gut Feeling (feat.Adriana Triana)
19. Mack Rice – Baby I’m Coming Home

Label: Stereo Deluxe
 

Kerem Görsev - Meeting Point ‎(2004)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:28 | Size: 133.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Happiness On My Mind (8:40)
02. Akbuk (6:07)
03. Meeting Point (6:33)
04. Simple Life (6:31)
05. Innocence (6:08)
06. Personal Balance (5:47)
07. Honesty (6:15)
08. Black Sea (6:17)
09. Rough Skin (6:12)

Personnel:
Kerem Görsev - piano;
Marcus Strickland - saxophon;
Russell Gunn - trumpet;
Eric Revis - bass;
Alvester Garnett - drums.


Recorded at Peter Karl Studios, NY, November 17, 2003.

Label: Rec By Saatchi – Rec 20010 (Turkey 2004)
 

Count Basie & Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh... Again (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51.40 | Size: 115.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
 01. Roots
02. Red Wagon
03. Home Run
04. Sweethearts On Parade
05. Li'l Darlin'
06. The Time Is Right
07. Cherry
08. Lester Leaps In
09. She's Funny That Way
10. Lady Fitz
 
Label Ojc (Original Jazz Classics)
Recorded at Group IV Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 20, 1977

Count Basie, Oscar Peterson - acoustic & electric piano
John Heard - bass
Louie Bellson - drums
 

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance - Accident And Insurgency (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:17 | Size: 127.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Walking Wounded 7:02
02 Mick The Fish 2:15
03 Captain Courageous 8:48
04 Tumbledown 7:06
05 Lobster Pot 999 1:09
06 Don`t Improvise 3:54
07 Solace 7:31
08 Serenity 0:44
09 Adrift 6:26
10 Sirenity 1:04
11 Broadside 9:24

ARNIE SOMOGYI - bass
EDDIE HENDERSON - trumpet, flugelhorn
PAUL BOOTH - tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet
BOB TOWNSEND - tenor & soprano sax, alto flute, bass clarinet, laptop
TIM LAPTHORN - piano, fender rhodes, melodica
DAVE SMITH - drums


Linn Records ‎– AKD 306
 
Bassist Arnie Somogyi’s regular line-up is augmented by American trumpet star Eddie Henderson on this new recording for Linn, but he fits right into the carefully cultivated group feel of their music.
Somogyi’s declared aim was to sound like a band rather than a group of musicians playing his (and Tim Lapthorn’s) compositions, and that is fully achieved in both the composed material and the four group improvisations that make up the ‘Orford Ness Suite’.
This is intelligent and exploratory contemporary jazz, bristling with inventive manipulations of instrumental sonority and timbre, surprising chordal developments and effective shifts in tempo. Henderson’s sound and sensibility complements the bassist’s regular line-up, spearheaded by saxophonists Paul Booth and Rob Townsend, with Tim Lapthorn on piano and Dave Smith on drums. Much of the music was inspired by a residency at Snape Maltings near Aldeburgh in Suffolk, and draws on local subject matter.
 

Achim Kirchmair Trio - Going To Ladakh (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:52 | Size: 125.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. San Pol 05:51
2. Naron 08:15
3. On the Road 04:22
4. Going to Ladakh 08:14
5. Waltz Me 05:27
6. Do Coracau 05:19
7. 1301 Miles 06:53
8. You Left Us Alone 04:13
9. Bilk 05:18
10. Love 06:00
 
Achim Kirchmair- guit, comp
Ali Angerer- tuba, comp
Andjelko Stupar- drums
 
After many years as a bandleader, composer, lead guitarist and sound creator in different formations, Achim Kirchmair sees it as a great challenge to make music in an instrumental trio again. The special combination of his electric guitar and variously utilised tuba sounds mixed with spicy drum patterns, lend a special note to the interplay.

The pieces that are purely his own compositions are carried out with clear lines and free improvisations. You are always challenged in a trio formation like this, without pause, and you feel the tension and the vigour of every individual musician.

Since his studies in jazz guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where he was influenced by Harry Pepl's frequent input, Achim Kirchmair has refined, expanded, and liberated the texture of his guitar sound. His role models are guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and Bill Frisell.
 

4/23/2018

Sophia Domancich Trio - L'année Des Treize Lunes (1994)


 Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:26 | Size: 123.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Tracklist:
1. OT 8:25
2. Three For Louis 4:02
3. Emile 8:12
4. Parrots 9:50
5. Annie, Pierre Et Les Enfants 14:29
6. Min 4:46
7. Jimy 4:28

Label - Seventh
Recorded 1-2 Dec 1994 at Le Studio De Chennevières (France)

Sophia Domancich - Piano
Paul Rogers - Double Bass
Tony Levin - Drums

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:04 | Size: 111.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Bebe (Hermeto Pascoal) (3:20)
02. A French Touch (Richard Galliano) (3:06)
03. J.F. (Richard Galliano) (6:29)
04. Caruso (Lucio Dalla) (3:31)
05. Heavy Tango (Richard Galliano) (4:02)
06. Sanguine (Richard Galliano) (3:49)
07. Augusta (Richard Galliano) (5:19)
08. You Must Believe in Spring (Michel Legrand) (4:17)
09. Passarinho (Richard Galliano) (2:23)
10. Sanfona (Richard Galliano) (3:07)
11. L'envers du Decor (Richard Galliano) (4:22)
12. Tacot Blues (Richard Galliano, Daniel Humair) (3:23)

Personnel:
Richard Galliano - accordion
Michel Portal (track: 3) - soprano saxophone;
Jean-Marie Ecay (tracks: 1, 10) - acoustic guitar;
Rémi Vignolo (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10), Jean-François Jenny Clark (tracks: 2 - 4, 6, 7, 11, 12) - bass;
André Ceccarelli (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10), Daniel Humair (tracks: 2 - 4, 7, 9, 11, 12) - drums.


Recorded at Studio Ferber, Paris, France, 8 - 10 May 1998 and 8 June 1998.
 

Ray Bryant Trio - Play The Blues (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:43 | Size: 152.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Gotta Travel On
2. I'm A Just Lucky So & So
3. Slow Freight
4. C Jam Blues
5. Stick With It
6. St. Louis Blues
7. C. C. Rider
8. Please Send Me Someone To Love
9. After Hours
10. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Bass – Ray Drummond; Drums – Kenny Washington; Harmonica, Guest – Hugh McCracken; Piano – Ray Bryant.
 
Recorded on September 13th and 14th 1999.

Ray Bryant came from a musical family and became known to fellow musicians as the house pianist at the Philadelphia Blue Note Club, he later worked and recorded with many of the giants in the jazz world including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and Coleman Hawkins. He is also an accomplished accompanist working with singers like Carmen McRae. He is at his best working in a trio or even as a solo pianist where he excels with his blues and gospel laden playing.
 

Rain Sultanov & Isfar Sarabski - Cycle (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:43 | Size: 125.07 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Prelude
02. Embryo
03. Planet
04. Tandem
05. Symbiosis
06. Orison
07. Oblivion
08. Reincarnation
09. Silence

Rain Sultanov - soprano saxophone
Isfar Sarabski - organ, piano
Medina Sultanov - voice (on track 6)


Label: Ozella
 
Cosmic Games: The higher we get, the less earthly boundaries matter. It is to heaven, therefore, that Cycle aspires. Here, three rarely combined instruments – organ, saxophone and piano – are suddenly speaking as one. Already in the late-70s, Jan Garbarek and Kjell Johnsen explored similar territory on the ECM album Aftenland. Compared to their stark, radical experimentalism, however, Cycle feels more like a meditative, brightly illuminated energy space – fittingly, since Rain Sultanov and Isfar Sarabski's home of Azerbaijan is frequently referred to as the 'land of fire'.

Clearly, then, this album is about more than just music. Already its title references Rudolf Steiner's vision of life being composed of seven cycles: From the moment of our inception until its dissolution in death and beyond, to the reincarnation of soul and body. Within this cosmic game, each instrument takes on a clearly defined role: The organ represents majesty and holiness. The saxophone describes our deepest emotions. The piano, with its evolutionary qualities, binds the two together.

And yet, Cycle is never purely conceptual. Compared to Sultanov's epic, three-hour-long history project Tale of my Land, it almost feels modest: Just nine delicate and ethereal pieces about hope, faith and deliverance, moving in slow motion. Despite its almost funereal pace, however, this is not the domain of darkness, but the abode of light. If you listen very carefully, you can hear rays of sunlight falling through the windows of the Church of the Saviour in Baku, where the album was recorded.

Needless to say, even this deeply felt music can offer no more than a glimpse at absolute truths. For Sultanov and Sarabski, therefore, the search must go on – in endless cycles of questions and answers, doubt and confidence, of silence and sound.
 

Phil Woods - Dameronia (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:51 | Size: 165.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Good Bait
2. If You Could See Me Now
3. Hot House
4. Tadd's Delight (Take 1)
5. Lady Bird
6. You Are a Joy
7. Our Delight
8. Tadd's Delight (Take 2)
9. Dream That Comes True

Franco D'Andrea - piano
Massimo Moriconi - bass
Lorenzo Tucci - drums
Rosario Giuliani - alto sax
Fabrizo Bosso - trumpet
Phil Woods - alto sax


Recorded in only five days during May 2000.
 

Peter Hostage - Uptown (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:01 | Size: 102.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. It Ain't What It Ain't
02. Let's Just Talk About You
03. I'm Travelin' On
04. Sittin' in the Shade
05. Uptown
06. Just We Two
07. Lucky in Love
08. Cool Blue
09. My Muse
10. But I Was Thinking of You
11. It Must Be Love
12. Between 5th & 6th

Uptown is the new album, released January 2018. Uptown is a collection of original jazz and blues, written, performed and produced by Peter Hostage. Peter sings, and plays piano, organ, guitar, bass and drums.

Label: Mrb
 

Peter Broetzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm - Ouroboros (2011)


Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 40:41 | Size: 86.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Circle 6:04
02. The Figure Eight 13:43
03. The Spiral 16:09
04. The Fusion of Opposites 4:47
 
Recorded by Stefan Deistler at Loft Köln on January 18, 2011

Label: Monofonus Press/Astral Spirits

Peter Brötzmann - Reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Strings & Electronics
 
An album of beautiful tones and textures – and a set that has these two different improvisers really finding some great space together! The theme here isn't compromise, but exploration – as Brotzmann reminds us what again what a multi-faceted saxophonist he can be – finding ways to mix his reed work with the stringed instruments and electronics of Fred Lonberg-Holm – who himself is really ready to go into some of the bolder places that the saxophonist can explore! Perhaps most impressive is the way that the album can shift focus within a single improvisation, sometimes leaving us to wonder which sound is coming from which musician – on titles that include "The Circle", "The Figure Eight", "The Spiral", and "The Fusion Of Opposites". © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.
 

Nelson Cascais Quintet - Ciclope (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:26 | Size: 124.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. L.W.D. 08:13
2. Balada Para Sara 06:16
3. Ciclope 07:19
4. There´s A Stain On My Shirt 04:32
5. Ting Lei 05:57
6. Looking Back 07:33
7. The Soul Of The Barrio 09:48
8. Sei Lá! 04:50
 
Label - Tone Of A Pitch (Portugal) ‎

Nelson Cascais - bass
Avishai Cohen - trumpet
Jesus Santadreu - tenor sax
Rodrigo Gonçalves - piano
Bruno Pedroso - drums
 


Mette Olsen Kvartet - Still Alive (2018)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 50:40 | Size: 118.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. L'll Be Seeing You (3:49)
02. The More I See You (3:10)
03. All Or Nothing At All (4:02)
04. Lucky To Be Me (3:36)
05. Autumn Leaves (4:50)
06. It Could Happen To You (3:07)
07. Let There Be Love (3:25)
08. August Moon (4:14)
09. Only Trust Your Heart (4:00)
10. Old Folks (4:01)
11. Shiny Stockings (3:38)
12. Speak Low (4:17)
13. Memories (In Life) (4:32)

Standard jazz mixed with newer Danish, Swedish and own compositions.

Personnel:
Mette Olsen - Vocals
Stig Andreasen - Bass
Michael Vogelius Larsen - Piano
Chano Olskær - Drums
 

John Zorn - Insurrection (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:17 | Size: 103.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Recognitions 3:41
2. Pulsations 8:26
3. A Void 4:50
4. Mason And Dixon 5:04
5. Progeny 2:33
6. The Journal Of Albion Moonlight 6:55
7. The Atrocity Exhibition 4:44
8. The Unnameable 3:12
9. Cat's Cradle 3:07
10. Nostromo 3:47
 
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Matt Hollenberg: Guitar
Julian Lage: Guitar
 
“Insurrection” is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most scintillating and adventurous new projects. Everyone is playing at their best here, and you have never heard such sounds! As always Zorn pulls the very best out of the musicians and they play some of the most outrageous solos you have ever heard. Essential!
 

Geoff Keezer - Other Spheres (1992)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:43 | Size: 156.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Little Minu
2. Cloudscape
3. Auntie Matter
4. Moblike
5. Event Horizon
6. We Are Dancing
7. Night Fire
8. Serengeti Stampede
9. Flight Simulator

Recording November 19, 1992 - November 21, 1992

DIW ‎– DIW-871
 
Geoff Keezer first drew notice as a teenager when the pianist served in the final edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. At the time of this recording, made in 1992 for DIW when Keezer was still in his early twenties, he was writing and arranging for his own small groups, while his performing skills were already well hewn. While none of these compositions gained widespread attention (probably due to this CD only being issued in Japan), he shows a surprising maturity as an arranger and composer. The haunting blend of Bill Mobley's flügelhorn with Bill Easley's alto flute adds to the beauty of his exotic "Cloudscape." His driving "Auntie Matter" and the explosive "Serengeti Stampede" are excellent post-bop vehicles. Vocalist Jeanie Bryson is added for the bossa nova ballad "We Are Dancing." This CD will be somewhat difficult to acquire due to its limited distribution, but it is worth the effort. - Ken Dryden
 

Fumio Karashima - In San Francisco (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:59 | Size: 117.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hangin' Out (Fumio Karashima)
02. It Could Happen To You (Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke)
03. I Wish I Knew (Harry Warren-Mack Gordon)
04. Elegy (Toni Williams)
05. Crossing (Fumio Karashima)
06. A-ME-A-GA-RI (Fumio Karashima)
07. How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
08. O Grande Amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Fumio Karashima - piano
Peter Bershey - bass
Tony Williams - drums


Fantasy Studio,Barkeley,California
September 27-30,1993.
 

European Jazz Trio - Best of Standards (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 2:13:00 | Size: 318.62 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
Disk 1 - Pop Standards:
01.Don't No Why [05:24]
02.Chateau En Suede [04:36]
03.Honesty [04:24]
04.Europe [08:08]
05.Fragile [04:44]
06.Dancing Qeen [05:40]
07.Endress Love [04:16]
08.Lady Madonna [04:35]
09.The Dear Hunter [04:19]
10.Maria [05:39]
11.Once Upon A Summertime [04:38]
12.Norwegian Wood [05:08]
13.Look Of Love [04:44]

Disk 2 - Jazz Standards:
01.It Could Happen To You [03:47]
02.Angel Eyes [08:56]
03.Golden Earrings [06:03]
04.Django [04:49]
05.La Vie En Rose [06:57]
06.Shadow Of Your Smile [03:44.61]
07.Old Country [04:32]
08.Lament [05:21]
09.Love Is A Many Splendored Thing [04:53]
10.Kiss Of Fire [04:24]
11.Summertime [04:22]
12.Besame Mucho [04:49]
13.When You Wish Upon The Star [05:21]

Marc van Roon (p)
Frans van der Hoeven (b)
Roy Dackus (ds)
 

Deborah Flores - Step Aside (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:38 | Size: 92.95 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Movin On
02. Dream On Dreamer
03. Sneakin
04. Aint No Sunshine
05. Move Your Body
06. Do I Do
07. I Belong To You
08. Every Time I See You
09. You Fill My Heart
10. The Man I Love

Backing Vocals – Seraph (1, 2, 4 to 7, 9)
Bass – Marcus Miller (6), Nathan Brown (1 to 4, 6, 9, 10)
Drums – Stephen Anderson (6, 10)
Guitar – Jeff Vires (2, 3, 7), Mark Huls (9), Nick Maybury (7), Randy Jacobs (1,6,10)
Keyboards – Jeff McCullough, Michael Leroy (4)
Producer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Jeff McCullough
Rap – Dookati (5)
Saxophone – Eric Marienthal (10), Jason Weber (3, 6), Keith Jacobson (3, 4, 7, 8)
Tracking By – Jeff Vires, Melina McCullough (5)
Vocals – Deborah Flores


The debut CD for veteran songstress of the performing stage Deborah Flores, has arrived! With a seamless flow of sounds from soulful R&B and contemporary jazz to neo-soul this album has it all!

Released February 5, 2009

Label: Jazzmama
 

Carsten Daerr Trio - PurpleCoolCarSleep (2003)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:50 | Size: 137.57 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Dümpeln 7:14
2. Shunyata 4:48
3. Pygmi Up! 1:26
4. Der Regenmann 4:24
5. Stuffed Piano 1:33
6. Nonen Est Omen 4:11
7. Pap 2:13
8. September 7:21
9. Nardism 6:11
10. PurpleCoolCarSleep 1:24
11. Ludens Ludentis 5:04
12. For Kenny Kirkland († November 1998) 5:45
13. Standard Imitation ( My Funny Valentine) 6:24
14. Drum Afterlude 2:15
 
Label - Traumton Records

Carsten Daerr - piano
Oliver Potratz - double bass
Eric Schaefer - drums
 

Anne Paceo - Fables Of Shwedagon (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:49 | Size: 103.51 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Yin Padey Thar 8:45
2. Every Night Has a Morning 6:17
3. Le Soleil, la Lune, et l'Etoile du soir 6:36
4. Myanmar Folk Song 6:06
5. Hla Thuzar 6:01
6. Yamona 5:38
7. Fables of Shwedagon 5:26

Hein Tint : Hsaing Waing
Kyaw Soe : Maung Zaing
Htun Oo : Hne, Flute
Kyie Myint : Chauk Lone Pat
Ye Minh Thu : Si Wa
Christophe Panzani : Saxophones
Pierre Perchaud : Guitar
Leonardo Montana : Piano
Joan Eche-Puig : Double bass
Anne Paceo : Drums
 

4/22/2018

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective - Live (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:15:47 | Size: 169.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Hannibal 11:00
2. Kaos 12:07
3. Unchanged 13:27
4. Soldiers 08:23
5. Dear Jimi 04:45
6. Can Anyone Hear Me 08:55
7. Choices 17:10

2018 USA Fellow and five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning painful American tragedies – past and present. With his band The E-Collective he addresses the staggering cyclical epidemic of gun violence in America with the April 20 release of his new album Live, 7 powerful songs recorded live in concert that both reflect the bitter frustration of the conscious masses while also providing a balm of emotional healing. With a title that carries a pointed double meaning, the album is an impassioned continuation of the band’s GRAMMY-nominated 2015 studio recording, Breathless. Hear the lead track “Dear Jimi” now via NPR Music.

The music of Live was symbolically culled from concerts performed at venues in three communities that have experienced escalating conflicts between law enforcement and African American citizens: The Dakota in Minneapolis (near where Philando Castile was pulled over and shot by a cop on July 6, 2016); The Bop Stop in Cleveland (near where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by police on November 22, 2014); and the Wyly Theatre in Dallas (near where police officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson and Patricio Zamarripa were assassinated while on duty covering a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on July 7-8, 2016). The E-Collective’s Live project condemns gun violence of all manner whether against profiled citizens of color or targeted members of law enforcement.

Experimental, electric and exotic, E-Collective consists of Blanchard on trumpet, Charles Altura on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano and synthesizers, Oscar Seaton on drums, and new addition David “DJ” Ginyard on bass. Discussing the origin of E-Collective, Blanchard states, “I didn’t put this group together to be a protest band. We started out wanting to play music to inspire young people... However, while we were on tour in Europe, Mike Brown got shot. Trayvon Martin had already been murdered. And back then it seemed like these shootings were happening every month. That’s when I felt we had to stand up and make a statement with our 2015 album, Breathless [named in honor of Eric Garner who pleaded in vain to a pile of police officers with their knees in his back that he could not breathe]. After touring that music for two years, we couldn’t just let it go.”

“This band represents the best of America's ideals,” says Blanchard. “We're five very different personalities with different visions who play together for a common goal: creating music that hopefully heals hearts and opens minds. Live is an album for these troubled times yet it's also an album filled with hope. We want to encourage listeners to speak out and talk to those around them, discuss with those around them and heal with those around them.”
 

Stefan Michalke Trio - Little Stories (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:47 | Size: 129.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Osterlied
02. Tschamin
03. I Fall In Love Too Easily
04. M & M
05. Valse Triste
06. Giselle
07. Danzelot
08. Desaja
09. 45
10. Choral
11. Kleine Reise
12. Sufi Dance

Mons Records

Seit 2004 ist das klassische Klaviertrio um Stefan Michalke in Sachen Modern-Jazz unterwegs. Einerseits die Jazztradition pflegend, andererseits mit enormer Spielfreude und Spontaneität die Grenzen dieser Tradition mit leichter Hand brechend - dies zeichnet den unverwechselbaren Stil des Trios aus. Stefan Michalke (piano, composition), Stefan Werni (bass) und Stefan Kremer (drums), die sich augenzwinkernd auch gerne mal Das Stefan-et nennen, beschreiten spielerisch das riesige Terrain zwischen Komposition und Improvisation. Drei sehr entspannte, im besten Sinne des Wortes erwachsene Musiker, die die Spannung ihrer langjährigen musikalischen Beziehung nicht durch exaltierte Ausbrüche und Egoismen unter Beweis stellen müssen, sondern souverän und nonchalant einander zu musikalischen Abzweigungen verführen.
 

Sofie - Ella To Bacharach (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:05 | Size: 114.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Nearness of You
02. Walk On By
03. You’ve Changed
04. How High the Moon
05. You Taught My Heart To Sing
06. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
07. Montreux (feat. Toots Thielemans)
08. Sailing
09. Where Is the Love (feat. Stef Gustaph)
10. Bluesette
11. Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)
12. Revelation
13. You Don’t Know Me
14. For the Love of You
15. A House Is Not a Home
16. What a Wonderful World
 
Label - Fever Music

Sofie Verbruggen – vocals
Hervé Martens - piano, keyboards
Erik Melaerts – guitar
Bart Denolf - bass
Hans van Oosterhout – drums
Toots Thielemans (7) – harmonica
 

Shake Stew - Rise And Rise Again (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 42:59 | Size: 98.26 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Dancing in the Cage of a Soul 06:09
2. How We See Things (feat. Shabaka Hutchings) 07:33
3. Goodbye Johnny Staccato 10:35
4. Fall Down Seven Times... 04:15
5. Get Up Eight (feat. Shabaka Hutchings) 07:09
6. No Sleep My King? 07:17
 
Lukas Kranzelbinder - Double Bass, Electric Bass
Clemens Salesny - Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Mario Rom - Trumpet
Johannes Schleiermacher - Tenor Saxophone
Manuel Mayr - Double Bass, Electric Bass
Niki Dolp - Drums, Percussion
Mathias Koch - Drums, Percussion


Special Guest:
Shabaka Hutchings - Tenor Saxophone (Track 2 & 5)
 
SHAKE STEW is Austria‘s jazz band of the hour. After playing more than 25 gigs during the first months since premiering at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2016 and selling out their first record „The Golden Fang“ within half a year, the unique septet is conquering the music world with a hypnotic mixture of afrobeat and jazz grooves shaken up by the intense and mysterious soundscapes created with a combination of two drummers and two double bass players! With „Rise And Rise Again“ Shake Stew are releasing their highly anticipated second album in May 2018, which also features Shabaka Hutchings on 2 of the tracks. Everywhere they went so far, the press has been more than enthusiastic, often trying to create new terms and genre-labels to put their live experiences into words and this new release will only further establish their status as one of Europe's most upcoming Jazzbands.

Shake Stew brings together seven unconventional musicians, all of them interesting characters of the young Austrian and German jazz scene. They are united with bandleader Kranzelbinder (1988) by the pursuit of new, enhanced sound possibilities and by concepts beyond boundaries of genre, which are by now already considered a guarantee with Kranzelbinder. His own distinct combination of virtuosity, entertainment and uncompromising energy comes out in many of his projects and has meanwhile become a kind of trademark of the hard working musician, composer, and arranger. As the youngest musician so far in the history of the prestigious Jazzfestival Saalfelden, he was chosen to put together a new project for the festivals opening concert in 2016, which is also connected with a 4 day residency. He put together a septet and prepared the festival show for a whole year, before not only recording the debut album “The Golden Fang” within a day of the residency but also playing a concert to remember: Der Standard from Vienna describes the septet’s performance as a „magical opening hour“, to the Kurier Shake Stew sounds „like an intergalactic road movie for the ears.“ The Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the bassist and composer Kranzelbinder a whizz kid and the OÖN added: „The 28-year-old writes fantastic pieces, which optimally feature the exciting instrumentation with its three-part horn section and two basses and drummers“.

From this point on Shake Stew was on a unique journey. In their 6 month residency as a Stage Band they managed to sell out Viennas biggest jazz club Porgy & Bess for every show, developing and presenting a new program at each of their performances. When Kranzelbinder invited Shabaka Hutchings for one of the evenings, the musical and spiritual connection between Shake Stew and the Tenor Wizard was felt almost immediately. Right after a 4 day tour they went into the studio and recorded an album that reflects the many musical souls that lie within this group of musicians.

During the course of 6 tracks “Rise And Rise Again” reveals as many different energies as musical influences, always taking the listener by surprise with the vast possibilities of instrumentation that this young group offers between its members. “Everytime I was playing a live show with Shake Stew, I felt that this band has the power to send out a very strong musical energy to the audience. So I wanted to create an album that people can put on to get six different kind of tracks, each with a unique energy, lifting them to different levels so that they can rise with the music as well as fall down and land softly with it – only to rise again and drift away to a different place once again. Basically you can choose the kind of track that fits to your current mood or the mood you want to be taken too. For me, only the power of music can do that.” Behind this idea stands a band that works on the highest level of musical skills. Driven and relentless beats set off this record, with “Dancing in the Cage of a Soul” slowly introducing each instrument but soon developing into a jubilant anthem that sets off a spirited tenor saxophone solo by Johannes Schleiermacher rising above the shivery rhythm section. “How We See Things” fully utilizes the spectrum of acoustic possibilities by using Shabaka Hutchings as a guest and therefore having three tenor saxophones playing a theme above a tranquilizing and addictive pattern played by both double basses that reflects the strong influence of african music in the composers cosmos. At the time trumpet player Mario Rom starts to take the listener under his spell with a beautifully ruminant solo, any kind of resistance is already futile. Featuring his soloists with lengthy and excessive spots to fully express themselves is a notable trademark of Kranzelbinders compositions and with “Goodbye Johnny Staccato” he wrote a theme tailor-made for tenor saxophonist Schleiermacher. Referring to a TV show about a detective/jazz musician in the late 60ies this piece of music unravels all kinds of musical layers during its twelve minute tour de force, including reminiscences of old soundtracks and Italian restaurants. The 2 parts of “Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight” then reflect the dynamic journey that Shake Stew is capable of, with two double basses setting up a vast space for the trumpet to develop a captivating solospot. As soon as the rhythm section gets going with intelligent use of the three available bassdrums in “Get Up Eight” and the horns start another praising, nearly gospel-like chorus you can feel the presence of Shakaba Hutchings growing with each bar. His solo starts on top of two basses laying down a virtuosic carpet of interlocking sixteen notes and from there on you already guess the highly energetic climax this journey is bound to. With the most stand out song of this album being at the end, “No Sleep My King” feels like an epilogue that – once you lost yourself in its vibe – fully lets you drift away on the repetitive bassline, the moroccan field recordings or the remarkable alto solo by Clemens Salesny.
 

Sandro Roy - Souvenir De Paris (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:24 | Size: 164.55 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Let's Face The Music And Dance
02. Souvenir De Paris
03. Waltz For Nicky
04. September Second
05. Paris Violon
06. Post Phrasing
07. Dolphin Dance
08. Une Histoire Simple
09. Tendre Reve
10. Wendy
11. Gipsylogy
12. Sambroy
13. With A Song In My Heart

The print media wasted no time upon release of his debut album, “Where I Come From”. The German news weekly Der Spiegel: “Fabulous start for a mega-talent.” NEUE MUSIKZEITUNG, a trade magazine for the music biz, voted it Debut of the Month, and “Münchner Konzertgesellschaft”, a non-profit association famed for promoting classical music and now Jazz as well, awarded him its Jazz Incentive Prize. Numerous appearances, for instance at the Rheingau Musik Festival or at ‘hot’ Jazz clubs throughout Germany, had audiences thundering for more.

Two years later this young violinist is now returning with a project devoted to France as its thematic focus: amazingly mature and conceptually coherent in the choice of content, yet sparkling with facets that surprise again and again. “Souvenir De Paris”, the title track, one of his own compositions and a very poetic dedication to the city that, in his opinion, “has inspired so many musicians,” readily demonstrates that the lyrical tone of this young man from a small city in southern Germany has ripened to global sophistication. It seems only natural that the great French musicians and composers such as Michel Legrand, Babik Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli have inspired him. Yet interestingly enough, it’s the younger Jazz generation that spurs him on to thrillingly new interpretations, musicians like Michel Petrucciani and Richard Galliano.

For this album he chose the members of the Jermaine Landsberger Trio as accompanists. Landsberger, who like Roy stems from a Sinti family, supports the violin player with a number of arrangements and distinguishes himself via solo work on the piano as the perfect counterpart to Sandro Roy’s playing. Very special highlights are set by two more guest artists with established ‘names’ in French-speaking regions: Marcel Loeffler, a blind accordion-player who can be heard together with Sandro Roy as a duo on the French classics “Tendre Reve” and “Paris Violon”, and together with the trio on the Richard Galliano composition entitled “Waltz For Nicky”. Such tracks are followed by breathtaking moments playing with Roby Lakatos, a highly esteemed violinist in classical circles, where dizzyingly divine dialogs arise on Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” and “Gipsylogy”.

“Souvenir De Paris” underscores Sandro Roy’s rare gift for picking and choosing from sources in classical music and Jazz in a remarkable way, for allowing his music to become a stand-alone cosmos marked by virtuoso performance, and all that on what may very well be the most difficult instrument of all, the violin.
 

Robin McKelle - Melodic Canvas (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:55 | Size: 119.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Do You Believe 03:27
2. Lyla 05:54
3. Come to Me 05:29
4. Your're No Good 05:12
5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 05:38
6. Simple Man 05:29
7. The Sun Died 04:23
8. Yes We Can Can 06:12
9. It Won't End Up 05:43
10. Il est Mort le Soleil 04:28

An enigmatic sound, a storyteller's narrative and a live performance style imbued with rat pack moxie singer and writer Robin McKelle is a genre-blurring musical alchemist, taking listeners on a sonic trip to the old south, sprinkling in hints of the Motown era or even a Sade album, and mixing it together to create her inspiring 'melodic canvas' of soul, jazz, gospel and more.
 

Ray Bryant - Plays Blues and Ballads (1991)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:18 | Size: 146.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Basin Street Blues
02. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
03. Medley: She's Funny That Way / Memories Of You / I Surrender dear
04. In De Backroom
05. My One And Only Love
06. Black And Blue (What Did I Do To Be So)
07. If I Can Just Make It Into Heaven
08. I Can't Get Started
09. Tin Roof Blues
10. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
11. Blues In The Pulpit

Ray Bryant - piano

Recorded at Boswil, Switzerland, March 27, 1991.
 

Pee Wee Ellis - In My Ellingtonian Mood (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:31 | Size: 148.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Perdido (3:30)
02. I'm Beginning To See The Light (4:23)
03. Satin Doll (4:56)
04. In A Sentimental Mood (8:31)
05. Take The Coltrane (2:37)
06. Sophisticated Lady (7:27)
07. Warm Valley (Take 2) (6:27)
08. Warm Valley (Take 3) (6:45)
09. I Got It Bad (3:58)
10. Prelude To A Kiss (8:50)
11. Caravan (7:14)

Pee Wee Ellis - tenor saxophone
Danny Grissett - piano


Rec.: Topaz Studio, Cologne, Germany, May 2015.

Minor Music
 
One of the most versatile and creative personalities of the American music scene is the saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer Alfred 'Pee Wee' Elllis, who at Porgy & Bess on three consecutive concert evenings a wide-ranging, thematically bundled program with international and local music greats as the sum of his diverse Experience.
The American nonfiction and novelist James McBride, himself a saxophonist and musician, published 2016 one of the most interesting music books of recent years 'Kill 'em and leave', in which he intensively and soundly with the person James Brown and its importance as a musician apart sets. He dedicates a chapter to Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis, whom he describes as 'the principal architect of James Brown's Sound' and one of the most important personalities in American music history.
Pee Wee Ellis, born in Florida in 1941, discovered a saxophone in his grandmother's household when he was seven years old, and thus a whole new meaning in his life. His parents fostered his extraordinary musical talent, and as a student in Rochester, New York, he became friends with some of the older musicians, including the later Miles Davis bassist Ron Carter and the trumpeter Waymon Reed, who belonged to the local top jazz scene. He took after impressive concert experiences John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins as role models, of the latter he received even in the summer of 1957 private lessons. In 1965, his childhood friend Waymon Reed came in and invited him to join James Brown's band.
At the time, Brown was looking for a new expression, a new sound for his music, as he had already achieved much artistic and commercial, but was early aware of the dangers of stagnation in the fast moving music business. Brown could afford a great band now, but his musical director was increasingly struggling with his job. The young Ellis with his academic abilities as a composer and arranger, coupled with the creativity of the jazz musician, was exactly the right successor and together they created the new style of music, which sparked a musical revolution as FUNK in the mid-sixties. 'Cold Sweat' and 'Say it loud - I'm black and I'm pround' and another 20 hits wrote Brown and Ellis together and a highlight of this time is the double album 'Live at the Apollo II' from 1968. The downsides included the notorious working conditions that Brown attributed to his band. After 4 years, Ellis quit his job and started working as a producer and arranger. The legendary CTI label owes much of its sound to him, who produced here Esther Phillips, George Benson, Hank Crawford and many others. The planned collaboration with Miles Davis in the 70s, unfortunately, never came, for Ellis made something completely new, he joined Van Morrison, first from 1979-1986.
When James Brown was jailed in the late '80s, his main (former) musicians Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis had just decided to do something in common again. First as part of Bobby Byrd and the J.B. All Stars who recorded a live album for Rhythm Attack, a sub-label of the German label Minor Music, in 1988 in London. Two years later, Maceo Parker's Roots Revisited Album, with Wesley and Ellis, was released and achieved great success worldwide. By 1994, the three musicians recorded another 4 common records under Maceo's name for minor music, including 'Life on Planet Groove,' and several albums directing their own ensembles.
Since 1995 Ellis drives, whose desire for the new always drives him forward, multi-pronged. With his assembly, he plays mainly funk, with various occupations (including Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb) Jazz, with Van Morrison or Ginger Baker, he appears occasionally and it comes back to big band concerts again and again. In London he has recorded many productions for the famous World Circuit Label with African artists such as Ali Farka Toure and Oumou Sangare. His newest album is called 'In my Ellingtonian Mood' and is dedicated to the giant Duke Ellington.One of the most versatile and creative personalities of the American music scene is the saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer Alfred 'Pee Wee' Elllis, who at Porgy & Bess on three consecutive concert evenings a wide-ranging, thematically focused program with international and local music greats as the sum of his diverse Experience.
The American nonfiction and novelist James McBride, himself a saxophonist and musician, published 2016 one of the most interesting music books of recent years 'Kill 'em and leave', in which he intensively and soundly with the person James Brown and its importance as a musician apart sets. He dedicates a chapter to Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis, whom he describes as 'the principal architect of James Brown's Sound' and one of the most important personalities in American music history.
Pee Wee Ellis, born in Florida in 1941, discovered a saxophone in his grandmother's household when he was seven years old, and thus a whole new meaning in his life. His parents fostered his extraordinary musical talent, and as a student in Rochester, New York, he became friends with some older musicians, including the later Miles Davis bassist Ron Carter and the trumpeter Waymon Reed, who were local top jazz players. He took after impressive concert experiences John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins as role models, of the latter he received even in the summer of 1957 private lessons. In 1965, his childhood friend Waymon Reed came in and invited him to join James Brown's band.
At the time, Brown was looking for a new expression, a new sound for his music, as he had already achieved much artistic and commercial, but was early aware of the dangers of stagnation in the fast moving music business. Brown could afford a great band now, but his musical director was increasingly struggling with his job. The young Ellis with his academic abilities as a composer and arranger, coupled with the creativity of the jazz musician, was exactly the right successor and together they created the new style of music, which sparked a musical revolution as FUNK in the mid-sixties. 'Cold Sweat' and 'Say it loud - I'm black and I'm pround' and another 20 hits wrote Brown and Ellis together and a highlight of this time is the double album 'Live at the Apollo II' from 1968. The downsides included the notorious working conditions that Brown attributed to his band. After 4 years, Ellis quit his job and started working as a producer and arranger. The legendary CTI label owes much of its sound to him, who produced here Esther Phillips, George Benson, Hank Crawford and many others. The planned collaboration with Miles Davis in the 70s, unfortunately, never came, for Ellis made something completely new, he joined Van Morrison, first from 1979-1986.
When James Brown was jailed in the late '80s, his main (former) musicians Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis had just decided to do something in common again. First as part of Bobby Byrd and the J.B. All Stars who recorded a live album for Rhythm Attack, a sub-label of the German label Minor Music, in 1988 in London. Two years later, Maceo Parker's Roots Revisited Album, with Wesley and Ellis, was released and achieved great success worldwide. By 1994, the three musicians recorded another 4 common records under Maceo's name for minor music, including 'Life on Planet Groove,' and several albums directing their own ensembles.
Since 1995 Ellis drives, whose desire for the new always drives him forward, multi-pronged. With his assembly, he plays mainly funk, with various occupations (including Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb) Jazz, with Van Morrison or Ginger Baker, he appears occasionally and it comes back to big band concerts again and again. In London he has recorded many productions for the famous World Circuit Label with African artists such as Ali Farka Toure and Oumou Sangare. His newest album is called 'In my Ellingtonian Mood' and is dedicated to the giant Duke Ellington.
 

Oliver Jones - Live in Baden, Switzerland (1990)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:03 | Size: 131.25 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Falling In Love With Love
02. Emily
03. Blues for Helen
04. Up Jumped Spring
05. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
06. George Gershwin Medley
07. Something For Chuck
08. Round Midnight
09. Snuggles
10. Hymn To Freedom

Oliver Jones - piano
Reggie Johnson - bass
Ed Thigpen - drums


Recording information: 
Kurtheater, Baden, Switzerland (05/20/1990).
 

Luis Nascimento - AD / DA (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:52 | Size: 68.82 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Time in Time
02. Marvellous Friday
03. Lady
04. Cajá Tree
05. Summer Bossa
06. Children's Day
07. Por Que Não?
08. What Is New in My Life
09. Encore Une Foi
10. Boggieneando

The álbum AD/DA is the accomplishment of producing song of composition and unique design, using an electric guitar, a DAW, VSTis and lots of imagination.

The musician, composer, arranger and music producer Luis Nascimento 45 years of experience in the musical field, is an unconditional fan of Jazz and Bossa Nova and has felt with Smooth Jazz the way to fulfill his dream.

Author album with ten songs, composed, arranged, interpreted, produced and fixed exclusively by him, AD/DA comes to feature a way to work the quotation, “alone, but not only”.

With the idea of founding L&I musical production, the financial aspect became something to be questioned according to Luis “It´s all very expensive”, that pushed him to match his skill to make music and and intelligent strategy of self-disclosure in that first time.

The L&I musical was designed to produce talents not yet known in world music, but it prides itself on having in its label recognized talents as well, that is, everyone is welcome.

I´m thankful to my wife, partner and friend, to my sons and friends.
”God thanks for letting me live life!” Luis Nascimento
 

Linley Hamilton - Making Other Arrangements (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra) (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:56 | Size: 116.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Here's to Love (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
02. Brigitte (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
03. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
04. After the Love Has Gone (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
05. Con Alma (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
06. Joan Capetown Flower (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
07. Love Dance (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
08. Louisiana Sunday Afternoon (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
09. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)
10. Carmel (feat. Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra)

Linley Hamilton: trumpet, flugelhorn; Ben Castle: woodwinds, saxophones; Brendan Doyle: woodwinds, saxophones; Cian Boylan: piano, Fender Rhodes, organ; Nigel Clarke: guitar; David Redmond: bass; Guy Rickarby: drums; Kenneth Rice: violin; Lynda O’Connor: violin; David O’Doherty: violin; Jane Hackett: violin; Paul O’Hanlon: violin; Louis Roden: violin; Denice Doyle: violin; Karla Vedres: viola; Nathan Sherman: viola; Karen Dervan: viola; Gerald Peregrine: cello; Paula Hughes: cello; Dana Masters: vocals (8).


Label: Teddy D Records
 
This album has been in the making for at least four years since this Northern Irelander’s last release, In Transition in 2014, but for Linley Hamilton it seems as though this collection of arrangements has been developing for much longer. Inspired by Freddie Hubbard’s large ensemble on Ride Like the Wind, his new album is a concoction of tunes that have been arranged for woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section – with Hamilton’s melodic trumpet line at the forefront.

Cian Boylan, whose arrangements have fulfilled Hamilton’s dream, begin on Here’s to Life. The lyrics are left out only to be replaced by the emotionally charged trumpet line, weaving seamlessly with the strings.

Track two nods its head to Hubbard as inspiration with Brigitte. Its classic '80s backbeat’s still there but with a bit of a modern twist and a brilliant solo that connects all the dots from inception to completion.

The sheer variety of music on this album has something for everyone; as we navigate past bebop tradition through a James Taylor staple Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (with a wicked bass groove) and into Earth, Wind and Fire's classic After the Love Has Gone with a beautiful string treatment that makes it almost unrecognisable. Again, Hamilton’s solo has an ethereal quality that conveys the vocal line perfectly.

It’s obvious that Hamilton is attracted to a good beat, and including some of his trumpet heroes’ songs is no surprise. Dizzy’s tune Con Alma has a similar Latin feel as Brigitte did with solos from the leader and both sax players Brendan Doyle and Ben Castle weaving through. Continuing on is a rousing rendition of Joan Capetown Flower by Abdullah Ibrahim, with an almost "take me to church" feel, the rhythm section in full sync here as they shift onto another Latin inspiration: Ivan Lins’ Love Dance.

On Louisiana Sunday Afternoon, Hamilton is joined by American singer Dana Masters. The two are good friends and the trumpeter has stepped back to let Dana shine – it momentarily feels like her stage until his solo, where he is beautifully featured over top of a bed of strings – the whole collaboration is showcased so exquisitely.

Another fabulous bass line from Dave Redmond allows for a growly, sensual rendition of Michel Legrand’s What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? before we are brought home to the warmest, most sincere ending to this fabulous project. Carmel wraps up the whole album, as though walking down a summer street with three scoops of ice-cream in hand. Again, the whole ensemble builds in, one step at a time, enveloping Hamilton’s trumpet in a happy mood comparable to a cheery Beatles tune.

Hamilton’s vision combined with Boylan’s arrangements match each style with an exciting new take and just the right amount of nostalgia for the songs we know so well. What an amazing tapestry of music to showcase this trumpet maestro. It was a pure pleasure to listen to.