6/26/2017

VA - The Instrumental Radio Collection, Vol. 1 (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:19 | Size: 143.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Hubert Deuringer und seine Solisten - Rumba Rita
02. Hubert Deuringer Orchester - Tokyo Ballade
03. Gabriel Nagy - All Night Long
04. Hubert Deuringer Orchester - Swinging Friends
05. Hubert Deuringer - Burleske Humoreske
06. Paul Bee - Turtle
07. Hubert Deuringer - Mister Akkordeon
08. Hubert Deuringer und seine Solisten - Samba Finger
09. Hubert Deuringer - Paso Doble Madrid, Spanien
10. Hubert Deuringer und seine Solisten - Tango Night
11. Sean Press - I Wish
12. Hubert Deuringer - Fremde Welt
13. Jessie Solea - Low Level
14. Zoltan Kovac - Beautiful Day
15. Hubert Deuringer - Belle Bretagne
16. Hubert Deuringer - Ferienfahrt
17. Dan Peters - French Man
18. Hubert Deuringer - Ich bin auf der Welt um glucklich zu sein
19. Hubert Deuringer - Was konnte schoner sein
20. Zoltan Kovac - Up and Coming
 

VA - Jazz At The Old Fortress (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:46:21 | Size: 271.67 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
CD 1
1. Baltic-Siberian jam session - Blues In The Closet
2. Baltic-Siberian jam session - Beautiful Life
3. Baltic-Siberian jam session - I remember Clifford
4. S. Manukyan & Yu. Kuznetsov - Armenia
5. S. Manukyan & Yu. Kuznetsov - Improvisation
6. Tim Armacost Quartet - Vibrations
7. Tim Armacost Quartet - Sad Whisting In A Dark Deserted House
8. Tim Armacost Quartet - Rhythm-A-Ning

CD 2
1. Tim Strong & Friends - My Favourite Things
2. Viktor Guseinov Quintet - Crisis
3. Viktor Guseinov Quintet - Little Sunflower
4. "Digest" ensemble - Embraceable You
5. "Digest" ensemble - Samba For Novokuznetsk
 

VA - Jazz At The Old Fortress (1997)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:54 | Size: 121.15 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Yevgeni Serebrennikov Quartet - Reggae To Novokuznetsk
2. Baltik-Siberian Project - Autumn Leaves
3. Baltik-Siberian Project - Corkovado
4. Yakov Okun Trio - Two Downs
5. Project Blues For Four - Deserted Park
6. Project Blues For Four - Love And Hope
7. Moscow Quartet - Walking Bud
8. Moscow Quartet - Michel
 

VA - Jazz At The Old Fortress (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:29 | Size: 226.78 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Eurosib International Orchestra - Jazz Fellows 5:45
2. Eurosib International Orchestra - Foolish Kid 5:13
3. Anatoli Berestov's Trio - All For You 5:28
4. Anatoli Berestov's Trio - Night And Day 5:45
5. VladimirTimofeyev - My World - 9:16
6. Nord-West Dixieland Band - Bourbon Street Parade 4:21
7. "Kazan" Trio - Cherokee 4:17
8. Alexander Berenson & Nikolai Popravka's Quintet - Black Nile 7:10
9. Bill Skeat's Quartet - Embraseable You 8:32
10. Andrei Kondakov - Fairy Tale In The Rain 5:15
11. "Amsterdam - Moscow" Quartet - New Waltz 6:33
12. "Digest" Group - Tea For Two 3:30
13. "Digest" Group - Caravan 2:52
 

The Ralph Sharon Trio With Special Guest Gerry Mulligan - Swings The Sammy Cahn Songbook (1994)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:26 | Size: 270.35 MB | FLAC
 
Tracklist:
1. My Kind Of Town
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen - Sammy Cahn 3:13
2. Teach Me Tonight
Written-By – Gene De Paul, Sammy Cahn 4:25
3. The Mario Lanza Medley: Be My Love
Written-By – Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn 3:30
The Mario Lanza Medley: Because You're Mine
Written-By – Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn
4. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Featuring – Gerry Mulligan
Written-By – Jule Styne - Sammy Cahn 5:50
5. It's Magic
Written-By – Jule Styne - Sammy Cahn 3:04
6. It's You Or No One
Written-By – Jule Styne - Sammy Cahn 2:16
7. Call Me Irresponsible
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen - Sammy Cahn 4:42
8. Blues For Sammy
Written-By – Ralph Sharon 2:31
9. The Things We Did Last Summer
Written-By – Jule Styne - Sammy Cahn 5:28
10. Autumn In Rome
Written-By – Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn 3:07
11. I Should Care
Featuring – Gerry Mulligan
Written-By – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn 3:38
12. All The Way
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen - Sammy Cahn 3:23
13. Time After Time
Written-By – Jule Styne - Sammy Cahn
The Second Time Around
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen - Sammy Cahn 14. The Tender Trap
Featuring – Gerry Mulligan
Written-By – Jimmy Van Heusen - Sammy Cahn 5:05

Recorded and mixed October 1994 at Sound On Sound Studios, New York City.

Arranged By, Piano – Ralph Sharon
Bass – Douglas Richeson
Drums – Clayton Cameron
Saxophone – Gerry Mulligan
 

Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:19 | Size: 166.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Egoes War 7:36
2 Sub-Mission 5:36
3 The Chalice 2:49
4 Dance Of Many Hands 5:48
5 Listening Embrace 12:06
6 Forestwall Timewalk 4:55
7 Staircase Struggle 9:48
8 Shiny Divider 8:07
9 Mandorla Island 10:23
10 TimeWrap 7:16

Flute, Electronics, Composed, Arranged, Lyrics By – Nicole Mitchell
Shakuhachi – Kojiro Umezaki
Electric Guitar, Oud, Theremin – Alex Wing
Violin – Renée Baker
Cello, Banjo – Tomeka Reid
Bass, Shamisen, Taiko – Tatsu Aoki
Percussion – Jovia Armstrong
Vocals – avery r young


Mandorla Awakening: Emerging Worlds is a recording of the world premiere performed at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chicago on May 2, 2015, as part of the Creative Music Summit.
 

Julian Erdem - Little Flower (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:26 | Size: 142.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.Flower II 06:56
2.Die Wanderung 07:32
3.Endstation (Intro) 03:04
4.Endstation 07:58
5.Deep Water Current 06:09
6.Oasis 06:07
7.Little Flower 04:31
8.Between The Extremes 07:32
9.Free #2 12:37
 
Can Olgun - piano
Keisuke Matsuno - guitar
Thomas Morgan - bass
Julian Erdem - drums
 
All compositions by Julian Erdem
Last track by all members of the band
 
Recorded at Oktaven Audio, New York, June 2016
Released June 16, 2017
 

Francesca & Maurizio Piscaglia - Souvenir De France, Vol. 2 (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:06 | Size: 113.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Chimere [03:46]
02. Iselle [03:35]
03. La vie en rose [02:53]
04. Reine de musette [02:36]
05. Asso di picche [02:46]
06. The jolly caballero [02:42]
07. La vieux cafe de la rue d'Amerique [04:30]
08. Florette [03:36]
09. Giuliano [03:30]
10. Grande amore [03:15]
11. Acropolis adieu [03:30]
12. Nino b [03:03]
13. Notturno [02:50]
14. Retour de hirondelles [03:58]
15. Un attimo a Parigi [03:27]
16. Les triolets [03:09]
 

Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:10 | Size: 135.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. How Deep Is The Ocean? (5:55)
02. Jeepers Creepers (3:38)
03. Stardust (8:44)
04. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (3:21)
05. Dinah (2:25)
06. Save It Pretty Mama (4:48)
07. Do You Believe In Love At Sight? (3:29)
08. Jada (4:02)
09. I Cover The Waterfront (4:21)
10. Maybe (3:18)
11. Black And Blue (Aka What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue?) (4:46)
12. Out Of Nowhere (6:05)
13. She's Funny That Way (4:57)
14. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (2:59)
 
Bass – Bill Huntington (tracks: 1 to 13, 14)
Clarinet – Jack Maheu (tracks: 2, 4, 6 to 8, 10, 11, 13, 14)
Drums – Ernie Elly (tracks: 1 to 11, 13, 14)
Guitar – Les Muscutt (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 14)
Piano – Butch Thompson (tracks: 1 to 11, 13, 14)
Trombone – Lucien Barbarin (tracks: 7, 10,11), Tom Ebbert (tracks: 2, 4, 8, 13, 14)
Trumpet – Nicholas Payton
Vocals, Trumpet – Doc Cheatham


Recording Date October 9, 1996
 
This matchup between trumpeters Doc Cheatham (91 at the time) and Nicholas Payton (just 23) is quite logical and delightful. Cheatham, one of the few survivors of the 1920s, was still in remarkably fine form, while Payton (a flexible New Orleans player capable of ranging from Dixieland to Freddie Hubbard) is both respectful and inspiring. With Doc contributing occasional vocals and the settings ranging from a quartet to an octet with clarinetist Jack Maheu and pianist Butch Thompson, the brassmen explore a variety of 1920s and '30s standards, including a couple of obscurities ("Do You Believe in Love at Sight?" and "Maybe"). The interplay between the co-leaders, the many subtle tributes to Louis Armstrong, and the consistent enthusiasm of this swinging set make this a historic success and a very enjoyable outing.
 

Colleen McCollough - To Be Loved (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 21:44 | Size: 49.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Almost Like Being In Love [1:53]
2. Nature Boy [3:57]
3. Orange Colored Sky [2:32]
4. P.S. I Love You [3:30]
5. Route 66 [2:56]
6. Tenderly [4:25]
7. It's Only A Paper Moon [2:32]
 

6/25/2017

Thunkfish - Renegades (2017)


Genre: Jazz, Fusion / Jazz-Rock | Total Time: 35:04 | Size: 107.08 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. //erutparicolev//
02. Hipsterminate
03. Renegades of Pthronk
04. //haggi//
05. Militant Wasp Faction
06. Haggis Pizza
07. Facewreck
08. //ipste//
09. Velocirapture
10. //requiem for pthronk//

Тom Pickles - Saxophones, Flute, Piano
Charles Dearness - Trumpet
Jed Potts - Guitars, Lap Steel
Tom Wilkinson - Bass
Richard Kass - Drums, Cymbals


Thunkfish are the sole entity at the forefront of the not-quite nascent Pthronk scene. They are a tight, yet unpredictable blend of jazz, punk, thrash, prog and funk, with influences from Headhunters to Metallica: One moment head-nodding, infectious grooves, escalating to mosh-pit intensity, one minute rhythmically ambiguous and expansive. A two-horned front line of Tom Pickles & Charles Dearness (saxophones/trumpet) are backed by a power trio of Jed Potts (electric guitar), Richard Kass (drums), and Tom Wilkinson (electric bass). The sixth member of the live band is a set of disembodied voices in a black box, containing obscure and vintage samples, from BBC continuity announcers to 1970s sci-fi radio plays.
 

Peter Dominguez - Groove Dreams (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:05 | Size: 108.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Mourning Song For A Chief
02 Crystal Silence
03 Bossa Nova Nemo (The Jive Samba)
04 Mood Indigo/Blue And Sentimental
05 Groove Dreams
06 You're A Joy
07 Spanglin'
08 Lately
09 Orbit (Unless It's You)
10 With Malice Toward None

Personnel: Peter Dominguez: bass.
 
Groove Dreams resonates on a number of levels. In the most obvious sense, it's a testament to the skill, imagination, and resourcefulness of bassist Peter Dominguez, an artist who operates with a profound depth of understanding in both formal and creative realms. But it's also a link to the relationship that Dominguez formed with bass icon Milt Hinton, a showcase for the latter's finely crafted eighteenth-century Italian instrument, and a piece of documentary evidence indicative of the high value that the Oberlin Conservatory places on its Hinton holdings.

Dominguez first spoke with Hinton in 1980, but it was an encounter the following year that cemented their friendship: While competing in the Zimmerman/Mingus Double Bass Competition, Dominguez connected with Hinton, who was on sight as a judge and featured artist, and the pair spent some quality time together. They bonded over the bass and the music, becoming fast friends. Then, in the '90s, Dominguez, who was on the faculty of Michigan State University at the time, brought Hinton out for a residency, and the pair then stayed in touch for the remainder of Hinton's life. That could've been the end of the story, but fate had other plans.

Dominguez eventually left Michigan behind and moved on to Oberlin Conservatory, where one fine day he was contacted by the co-executor of Milt Hinton's estate—David Berger. A fruitful relationship was formed from that initial connection and, with the blessing and institutional support provided by the school, many of Hinton's personal belongings—including the instrument heard on this recording—came to rest at Oberlin.

In the years since the instrument's arrival at the school, it's been used to good effect in numerous performance situations by a long string of A-list bassists—Dominguez, Richard Davis, Rufus Reid, Martin Wind, Ben Street, Hans Glawischnig, Robert Hurst III, and many others—but this bass has never had a showcase like this before. With this solo recital, Dominguez gives Hinton's instrument the attention it so richly deserves. At different times he coaxes tuneful lines, deep grooves, upbeat notions, and plaintive strains from the strings, inviting the bass's woody weight and wisdom to the fore. He taps into a tribal vein with "Mourning Song For A Chief," brings Ellingtonian breeziness and Basie-bound earthiness together in a medley merging of "Mood Indigo" and "Blue And Sentimental," allows the sweet ring of beauty to overtake the senses with a gorgeous performance of Stevie Wonder's "Lately," and brings buoyancy to bear on a soulful trip through "Bossa Nova Nemo (The Jive Samba)."

Dominguez proves to be a dynamic presence and a masterful arranger throughout, Hinton's instrument's sound rings clear and true at every turn, and there's nary a lull in activity or creativity across these ten tunes. Solo bass dates are often a tough sell, but this one isn't. Groove Dreams hits all the right marks and holds attention from beginning to end.
 

John Fedchock - Hit The Bricks (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:15 | Size: 137.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. This Just In
2. Moon Alley
3. Steps En Trois (Giant Steps)
4. Twilight
5. Hit The Bricks
6. Cool Customer
7. I'm Thru With Love
8. Empty Promises
9. Brazilian Fantasy

Personnel: John Fedchock- trombone, Scott Wendholt- trumpet (tracks 2,5, & 8 only), Chris Potter- tenor & soprano saxophones (tracks 2, 5, 8, & 9 only), Allen Farnham- piano, Rufus Reid- bass, Dave Ratajczak- drums, Adrian D Souza- percussion (track 9 only)

Recording DateJanuary 26, 2000 - January 27, 2000
 
His two big band albums are terrific. Now trombonist John Fedchock leads a quartet on a session that incorporates ballads with up-tempo romps and fresh originals with existing compositions. Three tracks add trumpet and tenor saxophone for a larger sound. The title track comes from Fedchock's vast experience, placing a big band chart in the hands of a sextet. Driving with a hard-nosed direction, the sextet covers the territory well. Kenny Barron's "Twilight" stands out as another high point of the album, with Fedchock's buttery trombone tone pushing a deliberate tempo. In 3/4 time, "Giant Steps" runs amok like a busy, intellectually occupied parody of "My Favorite Things." "Brazilian Fantasy" lays it out gently like a walk on the beach, while Fedchock's "Cool Customer," another session high point, lets loose with a Count Basie big band swing. Never one to pull any punches, John Fedchock has made a subtle change in direction while keeping the central focus of his music at its trombone-lover's best.
 

John Ellis & Double Wide - Charm (2015)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:06 | Size: 100.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Booker
02. High & Mighty
03. Horse Won't Trot
04. Charm Is Nearly Always Sinister
05. Old Hotel
06. International Tuba Day
07. Snake Handler
08. Better Angels
09. Barbed Wire Britches
10. Yearn

Label: MRI / The Orchard
 

Harcsa Veronika - You Don't Know It's You (2007)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:27 | Size: 129.26 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Too Early
2. What Is Our Love For
3. Play Me, Play Me
4. If You
5. But I'm Not
6. Maybe Neverending
7. All That You Say
8. Nothing's Left
9. Losing Ground
10. Luring
11. Pirate Ballad
12. Something New
13. You Don't Know It's You

Harcsa Veronika was born in Budapest. During her school years she went to several music schools learning to play the piano, the saxophone, classical and jazz singing. She is graduating from the vocal jazz faculty of the Ferenc Liszt College of Music Budapest in June 2008. She formed her own jazz quartet in 2005, featuring leading young Hungarian jazz musicians. She produced and released their debut jazz standard album Speak Low in Hungary in 2005.
 

Grant Stewart Trio - Roll On (2016)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:19 | Size: 103.50 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Thinking Of You 04:15
02. Here I'll Stay 06:40
03. After You've Gone 04:02
04. Just As Though You Were Here 06:28
05. Un Poco Loco 06:59
06. End Of A Love Affair 05:43
07. Fats Flats 03:48
08. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans 05:51
09. Roll On 05:33

Featuring: Grant Stewart - tenor saxophone, Paul Sikivie - bass and Phil Stewart - drums

Recorded at Will and Norah's House in Vancouver, BC on October 6, 2016 by Dave Sikula.
 

Christie Winn - C'est Magnifique (2011)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:23 | Size: 87.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. You Don't Know What Love Is
2. Angel Eyes
3. Bye Bye Blackbird
4. C'est Magnifique
5. Sai Dessa
6. Like A Lover
7. Dos Gardenias
8. Paper Moon
9. Body And Soul
10. Inutil Paisagem
11. Estate
12. C'est Magnifique (Reprise)

Vocalist/Pianist Christie Winn switches gears on her latest release, ʻCʼest Magnifiqueʼ, her first truly solo endeavor without the support of her band, ʻThe Lowdownsʼ. While her former recordings highlight her songwriting, this new release is comprised of jazz standards from around the globe. The minimalistic treatments of these classics conjure an intimate feel, allowing Winnʼs smoky vocal stylings to be in the spotlight. Accompanied only by Joe Kyle on bass and herself on piano (and occasionally melodica), Christie Winn sings her way to your heart, imbuing each phrase with pure emotion. Be it sadness or joy, Winn explores the depths on ʻCʼest Magnifiqueʼ.
 

Cesar Joaniquet - Smog Eyes (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 41:19 | Size: 93.35 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. In The Sweetness of Your Eyes - 04:50
2. The End Of a Love Affair - 05:29
3. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me - 07:29
4. Jazz of Two Cities - 03:48
5. Portrait of Jennie - 06:19
6. Different Meanings - 03:29
7. Everything Happens to Me - 05:04
8. Smog Eyes - 05:06

Cesar Joaniquet - tenor sax
Michael Kanan - piano
Lim Yang - bass
Marton Juhasz - drums
Ted Brown - tenor saxophone on tracks 4 and 8.


Recorded and mixed by Michael Brorby in the Acoustic Recording Studio, Brooklyn New York, on April 19th 2012.
 

Alex Sipiagin Quintet - Hindsight (2001)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:41 | Size: 152.14 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Very Early I 10:04
2 Hindsight 10:07
3 Reincarnation Of A Lovebird 8:30
4 Linear Passage 8:45
5 Second Shot 10:15
6 Light Blue 5:18
7 Upstream 9:22
8 Ver Early II 10:14

Bass – Boris Kozlov
Drums – Gene Jackson
Guitar – Adam Rogers (2)
Tenor Saxophone – Chris Potter (2)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Liner Notes – Alex Sipiagin


Recorded May 23, 2001.
 

6/24/2017

VA - Gibble Gobble & Sadaba (Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 5 & 6) (2017)


Genre: Rock, Blues | Total Time: 59:14 | Size: 136.61 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. The Clare Sisters – Cool Cool Cool
02. Earl Hooker – Apache War Dance
03. Chuck Daniels – Tiny Tim
04. Otis Blackwell & His Band – My Josephine
05. Lance Roberts – Gonna Have Myself A Ball
06. Willie Wright & His Sparklers – Gibble, Gobble
07. Bob Calloway And The Chicks - Native
08. Sonny Day – Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
09. Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle
10. Toussaint Mccall - Summertime
11. Titus Turner - Coralee
12. The Voodoos - Voodoo Walk
13. The Rhythm Kings - Exotic
14. Kenny And Moe – I Want To Love You
15. Titus Turner – Big John
16. Young Jessie – Big Chief (King Of Love)
17. Bracey Everett – Lover’s Curse
18. Johnny & The Hurricanes - Sheba
19. Johnny Williams - Sadaba
20. Little Jimmy Ray – You Need To Fall In Love
21. The Mark Five - Cleo
22. Cosmo – I’m A Little Mixed Up
23. Steve Karmen – River In My Blood
24. Otis Blackwell – Let The Daddy Hold You
 

Ronny Jordan - A Brighter Day (1999)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:09 | Size: 169.86 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. A Brighter Day
2. Aftermath
3. Mackin (Featuring DJ Spinna)
4. Why
5. Mystic Voyage (Featuring Roy Ayers)
6. Breauxlude
7. London Lowdown
8. Two Worlds
9. Mambo Inn
10. Rio
11. New Delhi
12. Seeing Is Believing
13. 5/8 In Flow
14. A Brighter Day (Remix) Featuring Mos Def

Personnel: Ronny Jordan (acoustic & electric guitars, synthesizer, bass, programming); Stephanie McKay, Jill Jones, Philip Hamilton, Sivashakti Sivanesan (vocals); Todd Horton (trumpet); Steve Wilson (flute); Roy Ayers, Stefon Harris (vibraphone); Bruce Flowers (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Marcus Persiani, Onje Allen Gumbs (piano); Brian Mitchell (Hammond B-3 organ); Joel Campbell (keyboards, synthesizer); Ticklah (keyboards, sound effects); Zachary Breaux (guitar); Steve Lewinson, Ian Martin, Andy Gonzalez (acoustic bass); Poogie Bell, Clarence Penn, Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums); Shivas Shanker (tablas); Neil Clarke, Cafe (percussion); DJ Spinna (programming, scratches); Mos Def.Producers: Ronny Jordan, Brian Bacchus, Joel Campbell.Engineers include: Steve Lewinson, Steve Hardy, Steve Parr.

Recording Date August, 1999

A BRIGHTER DAY was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

As the reality of Y2K took hold, no doubt many artists went with forward-thinking album titles for their first efforts of the new millennium. But guitarist Ronny Jordan wasn't thinking of trendiness or even the calendar shift when he called his Blue Note debut A Brighter Day. His 1992 jazz/hip-hop-fused release The Antidote made him an instant star on London's burgeoning acid-jazz scene. Over the next few years and recordings, however, his pioneering success in this genre proved as much a curse as a blessing, as his sound got muddled through working with outside producers. The wide stylistic diversity on the self-produced A Brighter Day -- which takes him on excursions into Brazilian, Latin, straight-ahead, even Indian music, with only a few passing nods to his acidic roots -- makes for his most organic and honest effort to date. The title also celebrates his most effective electric guitar playing thus far. On the aptly titled "Two Worlds," Jordan spins a crisp, Wes Montgomery-styled melody over an increasingly aggressive bossa-minded percussion pattern, holding occasional but few bar conversations with the uppity, Latin-styled piano of Marcus Persiani. Jordan also goes the Brazilian route on "Rio," albeit with a subtler, more spiritual edge; his muted guitar dances over a sparse rhythm pattern, as haunting angelic vocals ease in and out. A gentle Indian flute harmony and a soaring female chant alternately wrap around his high-toned strings, all over the patter of Shivas Shankar's tablas on a spirited reworking of Victor Feldman's "New Delhi." When he's not exploring the world, Jordan reconnects with the jazz roots that predated his acid-jazz days. A longtime fan of Roy Ayers, he reworks the vibist's 25-year-old "Mystic Voyage" into a funky jam session, holding sparkling, improv, call-and-response exchanges between electric guitar and vibes; it's as if the fan is asking the master, "Am I doing all right?." Vibes also play a crucial role on "5/8 in Flow"; Stefon Harris bubbles over the oddly metered drum pattern of Jeff "Tain" Watts between tight guitar melodies that firmly display Jordan's Wes Montgomery and Grant Green influences. It's clear that Jordan is more at home with all this exploring, but he can't resist paying homage to the sounds that made him famous. His guitar gallops gleefully over a hefty B-3 harmony on "London Lowdown," and DJ Spinna creates cool scratches and otherworldly effects between gentle guitar lines on the hypnotic, retro-minded "Mackin'."
 

Ron Carter Quartet - Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:22:56 | Size: 191.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Intro/Speak Ann 2.01
02. Caminando 17.25
03. Seven Steps to Heaven 9.32
04. Flamenco Skecthes/Caminando (reprise) 17.09 (tracks 1-4 part of a medley)
05. RC Ann 1.24
06. My Funny Valentine 14.17
07. You and the Night and the Music 14.17
08. Little Waltz 6.51
 
Label - bootleg
Recorded at Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, October 28th, 2012

Ron Carter - bass
Renee Rosnes - piano
Payton Crossley - drums
Rolando Morales-Matos - percussion
 

Rob McConnell - Rob McConnell Tentet (2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:11:56 | Size: 157.97 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Old Devil Moon 8:11
2. Speak Low 4:46
3. Two Bass Hit 8:47
4. Everything I Love 5:24
5. Con Alma 5:13
6. Maybe September 4:22
7. Theme For Jobim 5:47
8. Ian Leaps Out 8:14
9. Manha De Carnaval 11:02
10. Lush Life 7:13
11. These Are The Things I Love 2:27
 
Label - Justin Time Records ‎
Recorded May 23-24, 2000 at Reaction Sound, Toronto, Canada

Rob McConnell, Terry Promane - Trombone
P.J. Perry - Alto Saxophone
Alex Dean, Mike Murley - Tenor Saxophone
Steve McDade - Trumpet
Guido Basso - Flugelhorn
Dave Restivo - Piano
Steve Wallace - Bass
Terry Clarke - Drums
 

Markus Reuter Feat. Sonar & Tobias Reber - Falling For Ascension (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:15 | Size: 152.46 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Condition I
2. Condition II
3. Condition III
4. Condition IV
5. Condition V
6. Condition VI
7. Unconditional

Written and directed by Markus Reuter
The themes for this piece were written between 1985 and 1987.

Stephan Thelen: guitar
Bernhard Wagner: guitar
Christian Kuntner: bass guitar
Manuel Pasquinelli: drums
Tobias Reber: live electronics
Markus Reuter: touch guitars® U8, soundscapes


Recorded by Benoit Piccand at Tonstudio der Hochschule der Künste,
Bern, CH, on April 26 2014.

Released April 21, 2017.

“Reuter institutes Robert Fripp-like steel shredding leads with the Touch Guitar methodology...”
All About Jazz
 

Lisa Simone - All Is Well (2014)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:08 | Size: 112.77 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01.Interlude
02.Finally Free
03.All Is Well
04.Child In Me
05.Revolution
06.Suzanne
07.The Hardest Part
08.Ain't Got No I Got Life
09.Take It To The Father
10.Lullabye
11.Autumn Leaves

Bass, Double Bass – Reggie Washington
Booking – Soundsurveyor
Drums, Percussion – Sonny Troupé
Guitar, Arranged By – Hervé Samb
Vocals – Lisa Simone


Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Studio Laborie.
 

Jacob Karlzon - Big 5 (2002)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:14:27 | Size: 164.52 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1 Ups And Downs 6:35
2 Questions 9:36
3 Cesterbal 6:58
4 Dark Place 5:39
5 For Our Dearest 4:30
6 Hillbillies 8:36
7 Didn't See It Coming 8:02
8 Kongo 6:59
9 So Close 5:09

Bass – Mattias Svensson
Drums, Percussion – Peter Danemo
Piano – Jacob Karlzon
Producer – Jacob Karlzon
Recorded By, Mixed By – Janne Hansson
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Karl-Martin Almqvist
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Peter Asplund
Vocals – Viktoria Tolstoy (tracks: 9)


Recorded August 28-30, 2002
Mixed December 5-6, 2002
 

Gene Krupa - Drums Drums Drums (1998)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:51 | Size: 136.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01 Drummin' Man
02 Leave Us Leap
03 Drum Boogie
04 Boogie Blues
05 Bolero At The Savoy
06 Lover
07 Massachusetts
08 Symphony In Riffs
09 Opus One
10 After You've Gone
11 Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
12 Tuxedo Junction
13 Boog-It
14 Body & Soul
15 That's What You Think
16 Wire Brush Stomp
17 Nagasaki
18 Disc Jockey Jump
19 Rhumboogie
20 How High The Moon

Personnel: Drums – Gene Krupa; Saxophone – Charlie Ventura (tracks: 14); Trumpet – Roy Eldridge (tracks: 10); Vocals – Anita O'Day (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 9, 15), Irene Daye (tracks: 1, 3, 13, 19), Leo Watson (tracks: 11, 17)

(p) & (c) 1998 Castle Communications PLC.
Made in England.
 
This 20-song collection, evidently made up of radio airchecks that are effectively out of copyright overseas, makes a good companion to Sony's Gene Krupa hits and Anita O'Day/Roy Eldridge collections. It doesn't have "Let Me Off Uptown," but it does include O'Day's extraordinary "Boogie Blues," "Bolero at the Savoy," and "Massachusetts," and performances by scat-singing star Leo Watson. Further, Roy Eldridge is featured on at least half the cuts here in prominent solos, but the producers have also included tracks by the later Krupa line-ups, which included Charlie Ventura and Gerry Mulligan, working in leaner, more modern jazz surroundings. The sound quality is above average for the period, with minimal distortion and a clean, close sound. The drums, of course, are prominent (nowhere more so than on "Wire Brush Stomp"), but the solos by Eldridge and the other featured members of Krupa's various bands also come out loud and richly textured. Of the music itself, there's only one really weak link here, Krupa's much-too-fast treatment of the Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart waltz "Lover," and it is more than made up for by the presence of O'Day's singing on "That's What You Think." And it's all budget priced too.
 

Denys Baptiste - The Late Trane (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:00:40 | Size: 135.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Dusk Dawn 5.44
02. Living Space 6.33
03. Ascent 6.15
04. Peace on Earth 5.46
05. Transition 8.40
06. Neptune 3.08
07. Vigil 8.56
08. Astral Trane 4.44
09. After the Rain 7.51
10. Dear Lord 2.58

Denys Baptiste tenor and soprano saxophones
Nikki Yeoh piano and keyboards
Neil Charles bass
Rod Youngs drums


Special Guests:
Gary Crosby bass
Steve Williamson tenor saxophone


Produced by Jason Yarde

All arrangements by Denys Baptiste. Tracks 6 & 8 are original compositions by Denys Baptiste. Tracks 1-5,7,9 &10 written by John Coltrane and published by JOWCOL Music.
 
The music John Coltrane recorded for the Impulse label shortly before he died in 1967 balanced intense spirituality with raging expressionism. It also included some great tunes, as London-based saxophonist Denys Baptiste’s set of ten re-imagined Coltrane covers reminds us.
Reworking ten carefully chosen composition from Coltrane’s late music (from 1963-1967) with a fresh and modern new interpretation, The Late Trane perfectly balances Baptiste’s unique artistic vision with the visceral emotions and cosmic references that encompasses Coltrane’s late music.
The later works of John Coltrane, preserved in both studio and enigmatic live recordings were some of the most emotional and spiritually charged music of the 20th Century. Written at a time of tumultuous change in America and the world: the civil rights and anti racism movement, the Vietnam war, the peace movement and space exploration inspired a great flow of creativity of which Coltrane was at the heart. As Denys explains: ‘John Coltrane continues to be one of my most important influences and his late period has always intrigued me and has stimulated my work over many years. To play this music, with these incredible musicians alongside me is hugely inspiring’.

During the mid to late 60’s, John Coltrane’s music was inspired as much by the spiritual as the cosmic and a series of ground-breaking studio albums marked the last phase of his musical odyssey. Crescent, Ascension, Interstellar Space, Meditations, Om and Sun Ship all exemplified this period of explosive creative growth, where the boundaries of jazz were shifted forever.

Denys has brought together an extraordinary band that illustrates the parallel journey musicians from London’s multi-cultural music scene have made in discovering and finally making their own the mythic, cultural work of the master sax player. From Jazz Warrior originals Steve Williamson and Gary Crosby, through Denys himself to a new generation typified by Nikki Yeoh, the band is a tribute to the inspiration gained from Coltrane’s work. Producer Jason Yarde adds another layer of deep knowledge and experience as a free jazz saxophonist who has himself explored the outer spaceways.
 

Daniele Carabetta - Note Virtuose (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:28 | Size: 95.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Menestrello
02. La guida
03. Magnetica
04. Tre laghetti
05. Romero
06. Zignago
07. Carla
08. Anna
09. La bicicletta
10. Tango spagnolo
11. Traballero
12. Gloria
13. Toni pataca
14. FuorI giri
15. Ricordando papa
 

6/23/2017

VA - Jazz & U2 (2012)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:52 | Size: 119.95 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Vertigo - Dinah York & The Swing Ensemble
02. With Or Without You - 48th. St. Collective feat. Deborah ixon
03. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - The Smooth Jazz Quartet
04. Where The Streets Have No Name - Jazzystics
05. The Unforgettable Fire - The Noir Horns & Eva Wilson
06. Vew Year's Day - Stella Starlight Trio
07. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - The Cooltrane Quartet
08. One - Deborah Dixon & The Take Five Movement
09. Beautiful Day - Shirley Adamson
10. Mysterious Ways - Ernestine & The Alan Douglas Set
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday - George White Group
12. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Nu Men 4 Swing
 

The Frank Capp Juggernaut - Play It Again Sam (1996)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:53 | Size: 154.64 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1.The Heat's On (2:34)
2.Warm Breeze (7:15)
3.Ja-Da (5:45)
4.Sweet Georgia Brown (3:30)
5.Katy (2:31)
6.Wind Machine (3:02)
7.Soft As Velvet (3:44)
8.Ya Gotta Try (3:34)
9.Freckle Face (6:22)
10.Satin 'N' Glass (4:36)
11.88 Basie Street (5:52)
12.Night Flight (5:33)
 
Personnel: Frank Capp (drums); Barry Zweig, John Pisano (guitar); Jackie Kelso, Steve Wilkerson (alto saxophone); Pete Christlieb, Rickey Woodard (tenor saxophone); Bob Efford (baritone saxophone); Conte Candoli, Bill Berry , Frank Szabo, Bob Summers, Carl Saunders (trumpet); George Bohannon, Dana Hughes, Alan Kaplan, Andy Martin , Thurman Green, Wendell Kelly (trombone); Gerry Wiggins (piano).

All Arrangements By Sam Nestico
All Selections Written By Sam Nestico Except # 3,4

Recorded At Sage & Sound,Hollywood,September 24 & October 7-8,1996
 
On the one hand, the music on this set, which features the Frank Capp Juggernaut performing a dozen Sammy Nestico arrangements, is quite predictable. After all, the Juggernaut's playing has always been based on the style of Count Basie, so its interpretations of Nestico's music (ten of the 12 songs are his) is very much in the Basie tradition. But on the other hand, the enthusiasm of the band, the high musicianship and the many exciting solos make this into a very enjoyable performance that all fans of swinging big bands will want. Among the many top soloists are trumpeters Conte Candoli, Carl Saunders, Bob Summers and Bill Berry, trombonists Andy Martin and Thurman Green, pianist Gerry Wiggins and the tenors of Pete Christlieb and Rickey Woodard. In fact, on "88 Basie Street," all 18 musicians in the orchestra get four-bars apiece. Other highlights include "The Heat's On," "Wind Machine," "Ya Gotta Try" and "Freckle Face."
 

Lluis Coloma - Lonely Avenue (2006)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:01:26 | Size: 139.49 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Goin' To Malaysia
02. Rolling Left Hand
03. Lonely Avenue
04. The Ball
05. The Spirit Of The Blues
06. Early Days
07. Magda
08. Jumping Fives
09. New Blues
10. Slow Sunset Blues
11. Yancey Meets Booker
12. Tea At Dawn (Part 1)
13. Tea At Dawn (Part 2)

Lluis Coloma (p, org), Manolo German (b), Marc Ruiz (d), Pep Pascual (as), Dani Perez (ts), Natxo Romero (ts), Joan Chamorro (bs), R.M. Gera (g), Manuel Quintana (conga).

Recorded at Rosazul Studio, Barcelona, June 15th to 18th, 2006.
 
From his beginning this outstanding Catalan pianist has been developing a personal touch and an incredible left hand offering powerful performances full of virtuosity and creativity, where he breaks up the piano with hot and tasty organ Hammond B3 tunes. Being one of the most requested piano players in Spain and considered an specialist, he has lectured on the history of Blues and Boogie Woogie piano, being one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of this genre.

Lluís Coloma plays his own compositions in a performance full of power, dynamics and honesty. His music evokes the New Orleans pianists sound going trough Barrelhouse style to Chicago, cradle of electric Blues. In his new album, Lluis Colomas trio is accompanied by four saxophonists, a guitarist and a percussionist. His music is a pure boogie-woogie jazz.
 

Lara Luppi & Joe Pisto - Shapes (2008)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 34:46 | Size: 79.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. The Siren's Moon
2. Pastime Paradise
3. For What It's Worth
4. Shape Of My Heart
5. I'm Crazy
6. This Masguerade
7. Call Me
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Talk To Your Daughter
 
Lara Luppi: "...I sing jazz, pop, gospel . I share different artistic projects with other musicians giving my original and personal contribution in arranging, improvising, composing the music and in editing a show. I work thanks to a constant inspiration given to me mostly by the fabolous artists I work and has worked with. My thankfulness and joy goes to Lucio Bruni, Rev. Lee Brown and all the Freedom Family Gospel Choir, The Jumpin’ Shoes, Sandra Cartolari, Joe Pisto, The Blue Midnight Orchestra alltogether, Stefano Cappa and Lucio Caliendo, Marco Remondini, Andrea Minelli, God’s Angels, Oracle’s King Blues Band, Bruno Marini, Sheila Jordan and all the great jazz musicians I met through all these years..."

I've been hosted with my bands at : Jvc Festival Torino.; “Jazz’n’it”, Vignola; Barcollando nel jazz E.J.N; Musincanto Torino; Albinea Jazz Festival ; Ivrea Jazz Festival; Villa Celimontana Jazz and Image, Roma; Ferrara In Jazz al Torrione Jazz Club; New Orleans Jazz Heritage, Ferrara; Bolzano Jazz and Other Festival; Bologna Jazz Festival at Cantina Bentivoglio; Rapperswil Blues and Jazz Festival (Ch)..."

Joe Pisto: Joe Pisto stands out for his exceptional way of using his voice and guitar. He has a unique personal style, an expressive and versatile voice for jazz, soul and experimental vocals. His command of rhythm, phrasing, scat and dynamics make him more like a virtuoso jazz instrumentalist than a simple vocalist. He has won many international awards, collalborated with international musicians like: Eumir Deodato, Jeff Berlin, Paolo Fresu, Fabrizio Bosso, Omar Lye Fook, Andrea Bocelli, Dario Deidda, Ross Stanley, Marco Tamburini, Roberto Tarenzi, Michele Papadia, Mimmo Campanale, Aldo Vigorito, Alfonso Deidda, Stef Burns, Brandon Allen, Quentin Collins, Fausto Beccalossi, Hiram Bullock, Jim Mullen, ecc.
 

Gerald Clayton - Tributary Tales (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:08:41 | Size: 151.20 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Unforeseen
02. Patience Patients
03. Search For
04. A Light
05. Reach For
06. Envisionings
07. Reflect On
08. Lovers Reverie
09. Wakeful
10. Soul Stomp
11. Are We
12. Engage In
13. Squinted
14. Dimensions: Interwoven
15. Blues For Stephanie (Japan-only bonus track)

Gerald Clayton - piano
Logan Richardson - alto sax
Ben Wendel - tenor sax (8,10)
Dayna Stephens - baritone sax (9)
Joe Sanders - bass
Justin Brown - drums
Henry Cole - percussion (1,10,12,13)
Gabriel Lugo - percussion (1,10,12,13,14)
Sachal Vasandani - vocals (13)
A Ja Monet, Carl Hancock - spoken word (8,14)
Produswd by Gerald Clayton


Lable: AGATE

Jazz pianist Gerald Clayton is an adept improviser and composer with a bent toward post-bop and straight-ahead jazz. The son of bassist/bandleader John Clayton, Gerald was born in the Netherlands but grew up in California. On his fourth album, Tributary Tales, pianist and composer Gerald Clayton traces paths of myriad streams — personal, experiential, intangible — that flow into one another, creating a musical narrative greater than the sum of his individual compositions.
 

Dock In Absolute - Dock In Absolute (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:17 | Size: 133.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Broadwalk Sunshine
02. Soul Sculpture
03. Inconscious Game
04. Chase
05. Inside
06. Submission
07. The Exquisite Pain
08. Pride And Devotion
09. Elemental Breathing
10. O-Zone
11. Notturno
12. Misery
13. Sparkling Summer

Dock In Absolute:
Jean-Philippe Koch - piano
David Kintziger - bass
Michel Meis - drums


Recorded in Ludwigsburg on 14, 15, 16 December 2016 at Bauer Studios.
 

Dianne Reeves - Music For Lovers (1982-2000)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:50 | Size: 123.07 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. My Funny Valentine
2. Come In
3. That Day
4. Suzanne
5. You tought my heart to sing
6. Never said (chan's song)
7. Speak low
8. The twelfth of never
9. In your eyes
 
Personnel: Dianne Reeves (vocals); Nick Kirgo, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Bob Sheppard (reeds); Kenny Garrett (soprano saxophone); Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn); Otmaro Ruíz, Billy Childs, Billy Childs Trio (piano, synthesizer); Jorge Del Barrio (Synclavier); Billy Carroll (electric bass); Gregory Hutchinson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Rocky Bryant, Terri Lyne Carrington, Brian Blade, Joe Heredia (drums); Manolo Badrena, Munyungo Jackson, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Romero Lubambo (guitar, acoustic guitar); Kevin Eubanks (acoustic guitar); George Duke (piano, keyboards); Mulgrew Miller (piano); Herbie Hancock (keyboards).

Recording Date 1982 - September, 2000
 
The Music for Lovers series from EMI and Blue Note spotlights the balladic nature and romantic side of the artists who have recorded for its associated labels. Dianne Reeves performs in a variety of settings here, singing standards from the vocal jazz world as well as R&B and art rock. Beginning with an excellent 1982 reading of "My Funny Valentine" with Billy Childs, the volume picks up two Reeves performances from the late '80s (including one with Herbie Hancock), several from the late '90s (including a version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne"), and three from 2000 (including Reeves' own "Come In" with George Duke).
 

Denise King & Massimo Farao - Between Us (2017)


Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 46:07 | Size: 106.67 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Save Your Love For Me (5:16)
02. St. Luois Blues (6:43)
03. Amazing Grace (5:16)
04. Easy Living (5:37)
05. My Baby Just Cares For Me (3:21)
06. I'm A Fool To Want You (3:56)
07. Polka Dots And Moonbeams (6:35)
08. What A Difference A Day Made (4:20)
09. A Nightingale Sand In Berkeley Square (5:04)

Denise King is a Philadelphia vocalist who has made the world her oyster with her unique ability to navigate between rhythm and blues and sultry jazz standards. Discovered in the 1980s by an R&B songwriter-producer, King quickly found her way in the City of Brotherly Love with some of the top musicians in both popular and jazz settings. In the New Millennium, she has been shuttling back and forth between the U.S. and Europe delivering stellar performances on both continents. With her smooth and sultry voice, impeccable sense of timing, interpretive depth, and immersion in the tradition of the great singers, King brings out the best in any genre. For example, in just one of her albums, Fever, she is equally at home with Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave," the unsung ballad, "Never Let Me Go," the Shirelles' pop song, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," and the rocking "I've Got My Mojo Workin.'" She takes each song on its own merit while adding her unmistakable personal stamp. Among her various projects, she does a traveling Tribute to Sarah Vaughan, one of her idols with whom she shares many fine qualities. King also has a strong personality and life story that can be entertaining and at the same time cut deeply into the soul.
 

Christine Tassan & Les Imposteures - De Bon Matin (2006)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 44:23 | Size: 104.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. De bon matin (C. Tassan) 3’54
2. Chanson non violente (C. Tassan) 3’11
3. Bluesette (T. Thielmanns) 2’33
4. Lit vert (M. Latraverse) 2’41
5. Venez donc chez moi (J. Féline/P. Misraki) 3’32
6. Libertango (A. Piazzolla) 4’10
7. En tombant gentiment (C. Tassan) 5’00
8. L’homme à la moto (J. Dejac/J. Leiber/M. Stoller) 2’37
9. Swing 2006 (C. Tassan) 3’46
10. Les rendez-vous (C. Léveillé/G. Vigneault) 4’20
11. La p’tite vie (M. Gaumond) 2’32
12. Le pouding à l’arsenic (P. Tchernia/G. Calvi) 2’42
13. Sweet Georgia Brown (B. Bernie/K. Casey/M. Pinkard) 3’29

Personnel:
Christine Tassan: guitare soliste, rythmique et voix
Martine Gaumond: violon et voix
Lise-Anne Ross: guitare rythmique et voix
Karine Chapdelaine: contrebasse et voix


Guests:
Sonia Racine (voix), Ghislaine Betie Dubuc (accordéon), Eric Khayat (Saxophone), Mohamed Masmoudi (Oud)
.

Enregistré au studio CT en juillet 2006 au Canada.
 
It has been ten years since Christine Tassan et les Imposteures started tending their craft in the gypsy jazz milieu and performing standards, and there is no doubt that they are definitely here to stay. Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men and precursors of the gypsy wave that swept across Québec, this all-woman quartet continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality and flair we have become familiar with. From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished young women.

Since their inception in 2003 the group has solidified their reputation. With more than 400 concerts in various venues and festivals, including numerous appearances in major events Christine Tassan, Lise-Anne Ross et Blanche Baillargeonand tours across Canada and France, they have cultivated the adoration and loyalty of an ever growing fan base. We have had the chance to see them at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, at the Lévis Jazz Festival, at the Guitar Festival in Rouyn-Noranda, at the April in Paris Vancouver festival and in St-Pierre-et-Miquelon. On two occasions, their show has been taped and broadcasted by CBC Radio as part of the Concerts on demand, in Montreal and Saskatoon. Over the years, the band has shared the stage with illustrious gypsy swing musicians, including John Jorgenson, Tchavolo Schmit, Angelo Debarre, Rodolphe Raffalli and David Reindhart.

In June 2014, they had the great pleasure to be invited at the Django Reinhardt Festival of Samois-sur-Seine (France), one of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals since it takes place in the town where the great manouche guitarist lived his last years. In front of more than 2000 enthusiastic people, they stood out with their “finesse” and “joie de vivre” as the very first women and furthermore Québécois gypsy jazz band to perform on this famous stage !

Their first two albums, De bon matin (2007) and Pas manouche, c’est louche (2010), achieved rapid critical acclaim. Only a few weeks after it was released, De bon matin went to the top of Radio-Canada’s Coup de Coeur hit list and reached number one on the Radio Couleur Jazz top 4. In turn, Pas manouche, c’est louche was nominated for Best Jazz Album Creation at the ADISQ awards, alongside other great artists such as Jordan Officer, Julie Lamontagne and Christine Jensen.

On stage, we bear witness to four musicians who have mastered their talents. They improvise with ease, interpret their repertoire with dynamism, and blend their voices together in refined harmonies. But it’s their communicative energy and the personal bondBlanche Baillargeon, Martine Gaumond et Lise-Anne Ross between them that hits home the most. Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, are first and foremost four friends who have harnessed their energies and their voices to give rise to, year after year, the fruit of their creativity.

Their third album, released in October 2012, follows in the same lively spirit. Like its two predecessors, it weaves together a clever mix of original compositions and standards, songs and instrumental pieces. The album brims with a ripe confidence that clearly reveals the evolution of the group. C’est l’heure de l’apéro marks the beginning of a new chapter for Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, who are once again touring Québec, Canada and the world to showcase their new sparkling and savory show..
 

6/22/2017

Xavi Torres Trio - Unknown Past (2017)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:40 | Size: 118.85 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Benko
02. The Unknown
03. Hesitació
04. Mèlt
05. Scipio
06. Our Freedom
07. Madiba
08. Hope
09. DT
10. Overcome
11. The Barco
12. Benko Ends

Label: BERTHOLD Records
 

Stanley Silverman - Duke Ellington's Incidental Music For Shakespeare's Play Timon Of Athens (1993)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:51 | Size: 104.29 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Overture: Black And Tan Fantasy 3:01
2. Timon's Theme (Version One) 2:47
3. First Banquet 1:32
4. Toasts 0:57
5. Dinner Music: Bonding Of Friendship 2:09
6. Dance: Skillipoop / The Mooche 3:31
7. Compulsive Giving: Creole Love Call / Timon's Theme 3:43
8. Market Crash 0:29
9. False Friends: Banquet Theme 2:16
10. Revolutionary March (Version One) 1:54
11. Creditors: Draggin' Blues 5:19
12. The Senate / Second Banquet 2:11
13. Soured For The Second Banquet: Creole Love Call 1:03
14. Entr'acte 1:00
15. Gold 0:48
16. Alcibiades' Camp: Ring Dem Bells 1:05
17. Revolutionary March (Version Two) 0:51
18. Poet And Painter 1:58
19. Timon's Theme (Version Two) 1:29
20. Finale And Curtain Call: Revolutionary March / Timon's Theme 2:48
 
Stanley Silverman (born July 5, 1938 in New York City) is an award-winning American composer, arranger, conductor and guitarist.
 

Stacey Kent - In Love Again (2002)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:49 | Size: 124.28 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Shall We Dance
2. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
3. My Heart Stood Still
4. It Never Entered My Mind
5. I Wish I Were In Love Again
6. Thou Swell
7. It Might As Well Be Spring
8. Nobody's Heart
9. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
10. This Can't Be Love
11. Easy To Remember
12. Manhattan
13. Bali Ha'i
 
Bass – Simon Thorpe
Drums – Jasper Kviberg
Guitar – Colin Oxley
Piano – David Newton (3)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Jim Tomlinson
Vocals – Stacey Kent
 
Stacey Kent is back, with her regular combo, for an engaging tribute to Richard Rodgers. In addition to routinely covered songs like "It Never Entered My Mind" and "Bewitched," the Britain-based vocalist looks to the South Pacific book and comes up with two items seldom performed in a jazz context "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Bali Ha'i." Happily, these are two of the best cuts; the former, with its burlesque-ish 6/8 middle section, works amazingly well. The sound of the disc is strong, highlighting the nicely varied arrangements and the innate charm of Kent's puckish voice. There are a few downsides: a sluggish "Thou Swell," an aimless bossa nova reading of "It Might as Well Be Spring," and a general overabundance of ballads. But swinging tracks like "This Can't Be Love" and "My Heart Stood Still" (the latter spiced with tasty chord substitutions) make up for the lukewarm spots.
 

Shakatak - Sunset Jazz (2004)


Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz | Total Time 1:16:11 | Size: 174.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
01. Sakura Moon (3:37)
02. One Way Street (5:06)
03. The Squizzle (4:15)
04. Blue Savannah (5:23)
05. Don't Walk Away (4:30)
06. The Blue Window (4:26)
07. Jump N Pump (3:36)
08. Somethin Goin On (4:19)
09. Tortola Sunset (3:57)
10. Montecito Nights (4:09)
11. Autumn Samba (5:24)
12. Vibe Tribe (3:57)
13. Nova Bossa (4:53)
14. Rhythm Dance (6:06)
15. Blue Horizon (4:02)
16. Space Dance (4:01)
17. Shadow (4:40)
 

Phlox - Keri (2017)


Genre: Jazz, Fusion / Jazz-Rock | Total Time: 43:13 | Size: 101.19 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Mahlad
2. Rotwang
3. Kasi
4. Plindon Tulndolnd
5. Itk
6. Betoonpurjed
7. 750
8. Puu taga ilves

Kristo Roots - guitar
Raivo Prooso - bass
Kalle Klein - sax
Madis Zilmer - drums
Pearu Helenurm - keyboards

with:
Liis Lutsoja - violin (1,5,8)
Roomet Jakapi - vocals (3,4)
Mari Kalkun - vocals, accordion (4,7)
Ramo Teder - Hiiu kannel (8)
Nuno Kangilaski - vocals (2)


Label: MKDK Records
 

June Christy - A Passion For Jazz Vol. 49 (2010)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:02:38 | Size: 139.48 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. If I Should Lose You
2. It’s Been A Long, Long Time
3. I Never Thought I’d Sing The Blues
4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
5. Across The Valley From Alamo
6. Little Grass Skirt
7. Day Dream
8. Tampico
9. No Baby, Nobody But You
10. I’ll Bet You Do
11. Skip Rope
12. Willow Weep For Me
13. Ain’t No Misery In Me
14. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
15. Are You Livin’ Old Man
16. I Got The Sun In The Morning
17. Just A Sittin’ And A Rockin’
18. Ride On
19. That’s The Stuff You Gotta Watch
20. Easy Street
21. Come Rain Or Come Shine
22. Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy

Though she was the epitome of the vocal cool movement of the 1950s, June Christy was a warm, chipper vocalist able to stretch out her impressive voice on bouncy swing tunes and set herself apart from other vocalists with her deceptively simple enunciation. From her time in Stan Kenton's Orchestra, she inherited a focus on brassy swing from arranger friends like Pete Rugolo. Rugolo would become a consistent companion far into her solo days, too, arranging most of her LPs and balancing her gymnastic vocal abilities with a series of attentive charts.

Born Shirley Luster in Springfield, IL, she began singing early on and appeared with a local society band during high school. She moved to Chicago in the early '40s, changed her name to Sharon Leslie, and sang with a group led by Boyd Raeburn. In 1945, after hearing that Anita O'Day had just left Stan Kenton's Orchestra, she auditioned for the role and got it early that year. Despite an early resemblance (physically and vocally) to O'Day, the singer -- renamed June Christy -- soon found her own style: a warm, chipper voice that stretched out beautifully and enlivened Kenton's crossover novelties ("Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy," the million-selling "Tampico") as well as the leader's intricately arranged standards ("How High the Moon"). As she became more and more popular within the Kenton band, arranger Pete Rugolo began writing charts with her style especially in mind. After the Kenton orchestra broke up in 1948, Christy worked the nightclub circuit for awhile before reuniting with Kenton for his 1950 Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra, a very modern 40-piece group that toured America. She had already debuted as a solo act the year before, recording for Capitol with a group led by her husband, Kenton tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper.
 

Irwin Solomon - Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon (2011)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:28 | Size: 111.71 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
1. Pennies From Heaven ( 05:04 )
2. My Romance ( 08:09 )
3. My Buddy ( 04:53 )
4. A Day in the Life of a Fool ( 05:57 )
5. These Foolish Things ( 06:43 )
6. Just in Time ( 03:45 )
7. Baubles, Bangles, and Beads ( 04:21 )
8. The Nearness of You ( 05:46 )
9. Take The 'A' Train ( 05:03 )

Irwin Solomon - piano
Dave Tomasello - bass
Jason Miller - drums