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1981/1982: Freddie Hubbard - Ride Like The Wind Hard-bop, Post-bop
1981/1982: Freddie Hubbard - Ride Like The Wind
Artist: Freddie Hubbard
Album: Ride Like The Wind
Label: Elektra/Musician/WEA Japan
Years: 1981/1982; release: 2013
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 88,1 mb
Total time: 37:17

Recorded in 1982 by Jeffrey Weber and arranger Allyn Ferguson, this live to two-track digital set showcases Freddie Hubbard in the company of two large bands -- one a brass group, the other a string orchestra -- both of which feature the same rhythm section. Ferguson wrote three tunes for the session, including the funky "Hubbard's Cupboard" and "Two Moods for Freddie" (which shifts gears from elegant and nocturnal to finger-popping contemporary electric jazz in the course of a couple of minutes); this pair opens and closes the album. The cover of Joe Zawinul's "Birdland" is reverent but swinging, and Hubbard's lone composition here, "Bridgitte," is a beautiful ballad that showcases the strings and Dan Ferguson's sweetly singing electric guitar and opens up into a midtempo groover. The title track is a cover of Christopher Cross' smash; it and Kenny Loggins' saccharine "This Is It" are less successful even if they are somewhat colorful -- there is only so much one can do to dress up mediocre pop songs. This isn't a great success like Hubbard's CTI albums were, but Ride Like the Wind nonetheless showcases the trumpeter in fine solo form. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
2012: Scott Hamilton - Swedish Ballads & More Music » Jazz » Mainstream
2012: Scott Hamilton - Swedish Ballads & More
Artist: Scott Hamilton
Album: Swedish Ballads & More
Label: Stunt Records
Year: 2012; release: 2013
Quality: Bitrate: my cd >mp3-320
Total Time: 52 min.
Total Size: 124 mb (with full scans)
Lovely laid-back mainstream...Highly recommended!

The album opens with the Swedish folk tune Ack Vrmeland Du Skna or Dear Old Stokholm – either name works for this lovely tune – and the mood is set. The tunes that we call standards have a timeless quality. They have stood the test of time and continue to inspire generations of jazz musicians. Most of the songs on this recording fall into this category. The American saxophonist Scott Hamilton and the Swedish pianist Jan Lundgreen have chosen the repertoire, and each of the seven tunes is somehow associated with Sweden.
Dear Old Stockholm was first recorded and made famous outside of Sweden by Stan Getz. His version – in collaboration with pianist Bengt Hallberg – is from 1951. Since then, many others including Miles Davis have recorded it. On this album Scott Hamilton has created a classic and wonderful interpretation.
2002: Anna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny - Upojenie Vocal Jazz, Standards

2002: Anna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny - Upojenie
Artists: Anna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny
Album: Upojenie
Label: Nonesuch
Year: 2002; release: 2008
Format, bitrate:Mp3, 320 Kbps
Size: 172 MB
AMG Rating: 2002: Anna Maria Jopek & Pat Metheny - Upojenie

Originally released in 2002 in Europe and Japan, Upojenie (Ecstasy) is a collaboration between Pat Metheny and superstar Polish vocalist Anna Maria Jopek. It came into being after Jopek approached the guitarist at a jazz festival in Warsaw in 2001. Her original idea was to perform some of her own work, some of Metheny's, and some Polish folk songs (exactly what happened). The collaboration was recorded over four months in Poland; it is something wholly other than the sum of its parts might suggest. Co-produced by composer Marcin Kydrynski (Jopek's husband) and Metheny, with Jopek and Pawel Bzim Zarecki, this set marries together the guitarist's signature meld of jazz, pop, and American forms with electronics, early folk melodies, classical melodies, and arrangements with exotic instrumentation and Jopek's otherworldly but gentle voice. For Metheny fans, this is a unique opportunity on two fronts: to hear new versions of his own tunes with different arrangements, titles, and lyrics, as well as the opportunity to be introduced to an immense talent. Now that the set has been released stateside, it becomes an opportunity for fans of contemporary jazz and sophisticated adult pop as well. The set commences with the duet "Cicy Zapada Zmrok" (Here Comes the Silent Dusk), a traditional evening prayer sung by Jopek with Metheny on the 42-string Pikasso guitar. It's skeletal, ethereal, and haunting, yet in Metheny's hands, the melody transcends its origin and becomes a song that could have been sung on the North American plains as well as in Eastern Europe. Another duet, "Biel" (Whiteness), written by Kydrynski, features the singer buoyed by Metheny's classical and baritone guitars. It feels spacious enough to have been recorded in a church, but its roots are in samba.
These tracks are the anomalies on the album, however. More often Metheny and Jopek are accompanied by a full band mainly comprised of crack Polish session players, including the great pianist Leszek Mozdzer. Check the version of Metheny's "High Tide, Love Tide, the Breath of Time...," titled "Przyplyw, Odplyw, Oddech Czasu..." (Tell Her You Saw Me) here, with lyrics by Magda Czapinska. The nearly whispered, restrained multi-tracked vocals, a soprano guitar, and lithe basslines, acoustic piano, loops, timpani, and percussion create a web of gossamer and ether before the tempo changes and all sounds seem to bleed into one warm blanket of sound with the considerable emotions in this music all on display. "Are You Going with Me," the original single from this set, is an instrumental with wordless vocals that evolves from the arrangement found on Offramp into something far more folkish and mysterious. Jopek's own "Czarne Slowa" (Black Words) is a deeply sad, piano-driven love song, a ballad with somber overtones hinting at an intricate folk-jazz hymn. The nostalgic "By On Byl Tu" ("Let It Stay" from the Pat Metheny Group's Travels) becomes a hymn of longing and homecoming with the guitarist's classical guitar kissed by Mozdzer's piano, upright bass, and drums. But in Jopek's round, warm, seemingly ageless vocal, this song is almost a lullaby, with gorgeous interplay between the instruments. The domestic issue of this set contains two bonus cuts including a live number. Metheny fans who couldn't afford the import should jump on this, and those who have an interest in sophisticated pop singers from Stacey Kent to Inara George should consider this as well. Upojenie is international jazz as poetry in motion.

~ Thom Jurek , All Music Guide
1950-1954: Gerald Wilson Orchestra - Big Band Modern Music » Jazz » Big Band
1950-1954: Gerald Wilson Orchestra - Big Band Modern
Artist: Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Album: Big Band Modern
Label: Jazz Factory
Years: 1950-1954; release: 2006
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 162 mb
Total time:67:06

First time on CD for this ultra-rare album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, the only studio session recorded by Wilson under his own name between 1947 and 1961 and features seven bonus tracks. Includes never before heard solos by tenor stars Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims and Stan Getz and one of a kind arrangements by Wilson! The bonus tracks are from a 1950 concert recorded in San Francisco which is, without a doubt, an essential addition to Wilson's recorded legacy, and an extremely important discographic discovery. In fact, this concert has never been previously released on any format. It was originally recorded in Stereo, which was a completely new technology in 1950.
~ Jazz Factory
1967-1970: Jo Stafford - As Time Goes By Music » Jazz » Vocal Jazz
1967-1970: Jo Stafford - As Time Goes By
Artist: Jo Stafford
Album: As Time Goes By
Label: SSJ
Years: 1967,1969,1970; release: 2011
Quality: mp3/320 kbps
Size: 113 MB
Time: 43:56

Jo Stafford is one of the top singers in the 20th century American popular music history. Her pre-war fame came with the choral group the Pied Pipers she formed in 1938 and the group's work with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from 1939 until 1942. As a solo singer, Stafford made many hit records for Capitol Records.
The 13 tunes contained in this CD were recorded for Reader's Digest between 1967 and 1970. Sold through mail order, the original records were soon forgotten and faded into obscurity, until the good people at the Japanese label SSJ Records uncovered them and released them on CD for the first time.

2001: Harald Haerter - Cosmic Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
2001: Harald Haerter - Cosmic
Artist: Harald Haerter
Album: Cosmic
Label: TCB 21162
Year: 2001
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kBit/s
Time: 46:05
Size: 113 MB (full scans)

Swiss guitarist Haerter studied from 1980 to 1984 at the Berklee College of Music and with John Scofield . In 1985 he founded the Intergalactic Maiden Ballet, with whom he toured Europe and recorded several albums: 1985 eponymous album was recorded, which appeared at ITM, the other productions Square Dance (1989) and Gulf (1994) contained some articles written by prominent guest musicians.
With Dewey Redman , he founded a quintet in 1994, which among other things with more than 150 concerts, Erik Truffaz , Arthur Blythe , John Enders , Joe Lovano and Nils Petter Molvaer occurred. After the saxophonist Michael Brecker album Haerter Mostly Live had heard, he invited him in 1997 to a European tour and held with him in 1999 an international concert series. To his band Catscan currently include Gitta Kahle and Hilaria Kramer .
1959: Buddy Bregman & His Orchestra ‎ This Band Swings Music » Jazz » Big Band
1959: Buddy Bregman & His Orchestra  ‎ This Band Swings
Artist: Buddy Bregman & His Orchestra
Album: This Band Swings
Label: Hallmark
Year: 1959; release: 2010
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 78,5 mb
Total time: 34:35

Not yet 30 and dubbed Hollywoods wonder-boy of music when he recorded these sessions, Buddy Bregman had already amassed an incredible list of radio, television and motion picture credits, and had done backgrounds for everybody from Ella to Bing Crosby.

In 1959, he had a show every Sunday on NBC titled Buddy Bregmans Music Shop, where he appeared leading the powerful dance band with which he recorded the album This Band Swings. The band featured the best of front rank Hollywood musicians, with fine soloing from brass and reeds and an excellent rhythm section authoritatively driven by Mel Lewis and the tasteful beat of guitarist Jim Hall. This is the flamboyant swing of Buddy Bregmans band.
2012: Mulgrew Miller & Klüvers Big Band - Grew's Tune Music » Jazz » Big Band » Modern Big Band
2012: Mulgrew Miller & Klüvers Big Band - Grew's Tune
Artist: Mulgrew Miller & Klüvers Big Band
Album: Grew's Tune
Label: Stunt
Quality: Bitrate: my cd > mp3-320
Year: 2012
Total Size: 130mb
Size: 136 mb (with full scans)

The Klüvers Big Band was founded in Denmark in 1977 as a government-supported orchestra for concerts and education, conducted by Jens Klüver. Numerous well-known jazz artists have performed with the orchestra; pianist Mulgrew Miller was recruited for a series of concerts with the band in 2012, though he was not known for working with large ensembles. Several of his compositions were selected and big-band arrangements by two Americans (Dennis Mackrel and Matt Harris) and one Dane (trumpeter Jesper Riis) were commissioned for these performances. Miller thrives in this modern big-band setting, while both the solos and ensemble work by the band are first-rate, as are the imaginative arrangements. The driving "Thinking Out Loud" makes a powerful opener, with Miller's potent chops and Morten Lund's pulsating drumming. Trumpeter Jakob Buchanan and tenor saxophonist Claus Waidtlow are showcased along with the pianist in the brisk post-bop vehicle "Return Trip," followed by the engaging "Samba d'Blue." "Hand in Hand" mixes funk, blues, and gospel in an infectious soul-jazz setting. Perhaps this recording will make The Klüvers Big Band better known outside of Europe, along with encouraging others to recruit Mulgrew Miller for record and concert dates with a big band.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1971: Mal Waldron - Signals Music » Jazz » BeBop » Post-bop
1971: Mal Waldron - Signals
Artist: Mal Waldron
Album: Signals
Label: Freedom Records (Catalog#: FLP 41042)
Released: 1979
Format: FLAC, LP-Rip
Time: 35:56
Size: 146.87MB

One of two LP's by pianist Mal Waldron made available on the Freedom label in the mid-1970's when Arista was handling it, this set features a solo outing by Waldron that fully displays his continually evolving style. He had moved away from his earlier Thelonious Monk influence to an extent and developed his own brooding style which made expert use of repetition. Waldron's four originals give him plenty of opportunity to stretch out; hopefully this intriguing set will be reissued on CD eventually. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1947/1952: Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris Live at The Three Deuces Vol. 2 Swing, Mainstream
1947/1952: Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris  Live at The Three Deuces Vol. 2
Artists: Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris
Album: Live at The Three Deuces Vol. 2
Label: HighNote Records
Years: 1947/1952; release: 2002
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 118 mb
Total time: 51:02

Here are some more examples of the magic music that happened one night on 52nd Street when a handful of musicians from a variety of backgrounds got together. These recordings, made in the field by jazz-lover Jerry Newman, capture the ebullient tenor of Charlie Ventura and the tasteful trombone of Bill Harris in an all-too-infrequent small band setting. The band swings hard from start to finish, propelled by an ace rhythm section featuring the irrepressible Davey Tough on drums. Take a trip in the HighNote time machine back to that fateful night in 1947 where some of the top New York players got together for some great off-the-cuff jazz. Superb notes by jazz scholar Loren Schoenberg provide fascinating background information and a listener's guide to each track.
~ Jazz Depot
1970: Ponty & Sato - Astrorama Music » Jazz » Fusion
1970: Ponty & Sato - Astrorama
Artist: Jean-Luc Ponty, 佐藤允彦 Satō Masahiko (Masahiko Sato)
Album: Astrorama
Label: Liberty/Toshiba - LPC-8039 / Far East Records - ETJ-65016
Year: 1970
Genre: Fusion, Modern Creative
Format: Alac - Lossless (16-Bit/44.1kHz vinyl transfer)
Time: 45:33
Size: 289.202 MB
AMG rating 1970: Ponty & Sato - Astrorama

Astrorama is an album by French Jazz-Fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty and Japanese Avant-Garde artist Masahiko Sato, released in 1970. The album was recorded live in Tokyo on August 29, 1970.

Jean-Luc Ponty recorded for a number of labels prior to his signing by Atlantic in the early '70s, but this 1970 session in Japan was among his most challenging albums to acquire until it was finally reissued in the fall of 2011 in Japan. He joined forces with Japanese keyboardist Masahiko Satoh, the great bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo, and drummer Motohiko Hino for the studio date. "Golden Green" is best known from his 1976 meeting with Stéphane Grappelli; this longer version features Ponty's expressive violin, an understated electric piano solo by Satoh, and the virtuoso playing of Pedersen, with Masuo sitting out. Both "Astrorama" and "Nuggis" were performed by Ponty the following year at the Berlin Jazz Festival, though on this session, they are joined in a long medley. "Astrorama" is a tense, slashing work that starts with a bluesy riff before launching into avant-garde territory. As they wrap the piece up with a thunderous flourish, the quintet segues directly into the brisk, funky "Nuggis," with Satoh and Masuo frequently playing unison passages with the leader. Satoh's original "And So On" finds him taking a long solo on grand piano with the rhythm section, with Ponty making a late entrance to engage in a fiery exchange with the composer. Only available as an import from Japan, this pricey CD will be of great interest to fans of Jean-Luc Ponty.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1971: Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie Acoustic blues, Piano blues & booqie
1971: Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie
Artist: Memphis Slim
Album: Boogie Woogie
Label: Universal Music (CD-9833440)
Year: 1971
Release: 2006
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kBit/s
Time: 66:40
Size: 151.18 MB
AMG Rating: 1971: Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie

In his powerfully insightful book of blues-inspired poetry Fattening Frogs for Snakes -- Delta Sound Suite, John Sinclair cites blues and jazz scholar Robert Palmer as a source for the theory that the linguistic taproots of the word "boogie" probably reach back to West Africa, as the Hausa "buga" and the Mandingo "bug" both mean "to beat" as in "to beat a drum." This makes sense given the rhythmic potency of boogie-woogie, a style that emerged during the early 20th century among Southern black laborers who lived, toiled, and partied near the very bottom of the U.S. social hierarchy, usually living in an environment that was secluded from the rest of the population and often engaging in the production of turpentine. There are other distinct levels of meaning and purpose here: the subject of blackness, the act of partying in order to blow off steam, and the performer's utility function as a provider of music in order to keep the participants from brawling. Sometimes carelessly criticized for its apparent simplicity, the boogie is as complex as human nature itself. Popularized by white big bands during the 1930s and '40s, boogie-woogie also helped to spawn the eminently exploitable genres of R&B and rock & roll. By the end of the 1960s, pianist Memphis Slim openly made a point of varying the textures and tempos of his music, noting that many of his friends and contemporaries sometimes slid into ruts of predictability. Comfortably established in Paris during the year 1971, Slim demonstrated his incredible technique and refreshing versatility in a magnificent series of blues and boogie-woogie piano duets with drummer Michel Denis. The entire spectrum of movement is covered here, from slow ruminations to lightning-quick fisticuffs. While there are clearly discernible reverberations from Slim's early idol Roosevelt Sykes, one may also pick up on the influences of Jimmy Yancey and Pete Johnson. The album is entirely instrumental with the possible exception of "Ouargla," named for a city in Saharan East Central Algeria. This track begins with off-mike remarks and a humorous vocal outburst. Beautifully alive with musical portraits of his wife Christina and daughter Nathalie, vibrant with colorful sketches of Parisian nightspots and fancy cars, Memphis Slim's richly rewarding Boogie Woogie album stands with the very best in his entire recorded legacy, and belongs among the greatest achievements ever realized in this genre.
~ arwulf arwulf, All Music Guide
1964: Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra - Fantabulous Music » Jazz » Big Band » Modern Big Band
1964: Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra - Fantabulous
Artist: Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra
Album: Fantabulous
Label: Verve/Argo
Year: 1964; release: 2008
Quality: Flac
Total time: 34:36
Size: 247 MB + scans

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By the time Oliver Nelson and his big band had recorded "Fantabulous" in March of 1964 for Argo, the great composer, saxophonist, conductor, and arranger was a man about town in New York. He had released some truly classic dates of his own as a leader in smaller group forms -- Blues and the Abstract Truth and Full Nelson among them -- and had done arrangement work for everyone from Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Hodges, Nancy Wilson, Frank Wess, King Curtis, Etta Jones, Jimmy Smith, Jack Teagarden, Betty Carter, Billy Taylor, and Gene Ammons, to name more than a few. For Fantabulous, he took his working big band to Chicago for a gig sponsored by Daddy-O-Daylie, a famous local disc jockey. He had also worked with a number of the players on this date before, even recording an earlier version of the tune "Hobo Flats" that opens this set a year before on an album of the same name. Altoist Phil Woods, baritone roarer Jerome Richardson, trumpeters Snooky Young and Art Hoyle, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Grady Tate are a few of the names on Fantabulous. Nelson holds down the tenor chair, and Patti Bown is on piano with additional brass and reed players. Another Nelson original, "Post No Bills" features killer alto work from Woods, and a brief but smoking hot baritone break form Richardson on the same cut. This program is compelling in that it provides an excellent meld of all of Nelson's strengths-as an advanced, colorful harmonist who insisted on the hard swinging esthetic, as an excellent tenor saxophonist and a killer conductor. Another highlight is "Daylie's Double," (which bears a similarity to Nat Adderley's "Work Song"") named for the aforementioned DJ, with smoking tenor breaks from Nelson, and big fat soulful chord soloing from Bown. Likewise Billy Taylor's "A Bientot," it opens in true big brass Ellingtonian elegance, and unravels itself as a gorgeous bluesy ballad with echoes of "I Only Have Eyes for You" in its melody. The subtle shades of flute and twinned clarinet are a nice touch before the entire band arrives to carry it out on a big yet tenderly expressive lyric cloud. That said, there isn't a weak moment here, there isn't anything that doesn't captivate, delight, and even astonish, as in the smoking, striated harmonic bop head on "Three Plus One." It's almost amazing it took more than 20 years before this appeared on American shores on CD, but at last, here it is in excellent sound at a budget price as part of Verve's Originals series. This is for those who are fans who don't have it yet (and who are unwilling to pay high collector's fees for good vinyl copies or the wages of Japanese import insanity), and those wondering where to begin with Nelson the arranger.
~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
1972: Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! Soul-Jazz, Funk-Jazz
1972: Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This!
Artist: Bobbi Humphrey
Album: Dig This!
Label: Blue Note / Real Gone Music
Year: 197; Release: 2012
Format, bitrate: FLAC (1411kbps)
Time: 39:29
Size: 252MB

Dig This, recorded and released in 1972, is the second of Bobbi Humphrey's seven Blue Note albums; it is also her sophomore recording. The album was produced by then-label president George Butler. He had signed Humphrey and helmed her debut, Flute In, the previous year. Recorded at A&R Studios, the young flutist was teamed with bassists Ron Carter and Wilbur Bascomb, Jr., powerhouse drummer Alphonse Mouzon, guitarists David Spinozza and William Fontaine, and keyboardists Harry Whitaker and Paul Griffin. While the albums formula didnt deviate that much from her debut -- an easy, tasty balance of soul, pop, and jazz tunes -- the material, production, and Humphreys confidence all stand out here. Check her reading of Bill Withers' Lonely Town, Lonely Street, as she stretches the melody to meet Bascomb's and Spinozzas funky grooves. While strings swoop and hover, threatening to overtake the mix, her plaintive style goes right at them with meaty, in-the-pocket phrasing. Her version of Whitfield and Strongs Smiling Faces Sometimes is well-known in pop culture for the sample that appeared on Commons Puppy Chow, but taking the tune in full, Humphreys gift as a soloist is revealed in full, as she winds around and through funky clavinets, Rhodes, strings, guitars, and Mouzons popping snare. The reading of Stevie Wonder's I Love Every Little Thing About You, with its bubbling basslines and Humphreys understatement of the melody, make this a bright, shining jazz-funk number. El Mundo de Maravillas (A World of Beauty), is one of two fine Mouzon compositions to appear here, this one commences with a cello in a spacy, soulful ballad that showcases Humphreys classical chops before it moves into funk terrain and then back again. The set closer is a souled-out reading of Kenny Barron's Nubian Lady, with chunky guitars, Bascombs Fender bass, shuffling drums, and Humphrey adding air and space to the knotty groove. While Dig This is not the revelation that Blacks and Blues is (it appeared two years later), it is nonetheless a stone killer example of jazz-funk in its prime, and should be considered an essential part of the canon.
~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
1943-1945: Teddy Wilson - Central Avenue Blues: The Complete All-Star Sextette & V-Disc Sessions Music » Jazz » Swing
1943-1945: Teddy Wilson - Central Avenue Blues: The Complete All-Star Sextette & V-Disc Sessions
Artist: Teddy Wilson
Album: Central Avenue Blues: The Complete All-Star Sextette & V-Disc Sessions
Label: Vintage Jazz Classics
Years: 1943-1945; release: 1990
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 167 mb
Total time: 69:23
AMG Rating: 1943-1945: Teddy Wilson - Central Avenue Blues: The Complete All-Star Sextette & V-Disc Sessions
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Teddy Wilson was the definitive swing pianist, an influential stylist still best known for his association with Benny Goodman; however, Wilson had a long career after his years with Goodman. This CD mostly features him with his brilliant sextet of 1944-1945 which also includes trumpeter Charlie Shavers and vibraphonist Red Norvo playing concise versions of swing standards. Much of this music had previously been issued but never as complete as on this worthy set. Also here are three Wilson performances from a V-Disc session that features trumpeter Joe Thomas and clarinetist Edmund Hall and two other numbers in which the pianist is backed by a radio orchestra.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1977: Charlie Palmieri And Meñique - Con Salsa Y Sabor Music » Jazz » Latin
1977: Charlie Palmieri And Meñique - Con Salsa Y Sabor
Artist: Charlie Palmieri And Meñique
Album: Con Salsa Y Sabor
Label: Cotique Records (Catalog#: LPS 88830)
Released: 1977
Format: FLAC, LP-Rip
Time: 42:54
Size: 155MB + 155 MB

In 1977 two virtuosos of Salsa Music, pianist and arranger Charlie Palmieri born in New York in 1927 and Meñique aka Pinkie singer-songwriter born in the City of Panama in 1933, came together to produce this album.

A late date for the Cotique label - but a cooker of a set from the time when the imprint was one of the standout sources for salsa on the New York scene! Charlie Palmieri's united here with legendary Panamanian singer Menique - in a batch of tracks that has all the lively energy of Charlie's better-known albums from the 70s, but which is much more obscure overall! Charlie produced, and plays piano and a bit of percussion - and all lead vocals are by Menique, often with a slightly playful feel that clearly reflects the joy he and Charlie had in the studio putting the set together. Other players include Roy Roman and Lou Laurita on trumpets, Keith O'Quinn and Tom Malone on trombone, and Bobby Nelson on saxes and titles include "Con Salsa Y Sabor", "El Amante", "Mi Tierra Lejana", "De Panama A Borinquen", "Tributo A Pedro Flores", and "Remordimiento". Dusty Groove, Inc.

Unlike other tropical bandleaders who are no longer with us, like Tito Puente or Ray Barretto, the recorded output of Charlie Palmieri's was relatively small. This becomes particularly painful considering that Charlie was the man that his younger brother Eddie Palmieri referred to as "el verdadero rey de las blancas y las negras" (the real king of the ivories). In effect, every one of Charlie's recorded solos is a precious moment to enjoy. Every one of his albums, a treasure. As part of the promotion of this record, Palmieri and Meñique appeared on the infamous Puerto Rican TV show Noche de Gala performing an electrifying version of "El Barón." A clip of this performance (including a wonderfully dissonant, almost violent piano solo by Charlie) is widely available on the Internet. Watching a young Meñique belting out this song with his usual passion, framed by Charlie's piano and a ferocious salsa orchestra, you can't help but fool yourself into believing, for a brief moment, that the spirit of old school salsa is still alive and kicking in this day and age. ~ by Ernesto Lechner.
1965: Gerry Mulligan - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em Music » Jazz » BeBop » Cool
1965: Gerry Mulligan - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
Artist: Gerry Mulligan
Album: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
Label: Limelight
Year: 1965; release: 2000
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 77,3 mb
Total time: 33:51

Yipes! What a bitter title especially when you consider that Gerry actually added a piano to the group for this session, and that he's playing versions of 60s pop hits like "King Of The Road", "Downtown", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Hard Day's Night", and "Can't Buy Me Love". However, the pianist is Pete Jolly, and he's backed by Jimmy Bond on bass and Hal Blaine on drums, both of whom give the album a groovy LA pop instrumental feel one that has Gerry soloing over the top in some of the fastest, tightest baritone work he put on wax at the time. A bit odd but worth it alone for the photo on the inside of the cover, which has Gerry shrugging his shoulders in defeat!
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1954: Teddy Wilson - Two Trios Music » Jazz » Swing

1954: Teddy Wilson - Two Trios
Artist: Teddy Wilson
Album: Two Trios
Label: Verve J25J 25156
Year: 1954; release : juli 1990
Format mp3, bitrate: 320 kbps
Time: 01:00:18
Size: 136 mb

Two things should hit the listener immediately: the contrast between the standard piano-led trio with bass & drums and the bassless trio with piano, horn(alto.sax), & drums; and the fact that both of these Teddy Wilson Trio sessions are unissued.
It seems quite surprising that so strong as sessions as the September 20, 1954 meeting Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter
& Jo Jones should lay for 35 years unreleased in the vaults. This trio was recorded by Norman Granz for his short short live subsidiary NORGRAN. Eight titles were recorded so as to fill out 10" Lp. But as 1955 progressed, the 10" Lp (a vestige of the custom of 10" pop discs in the 78 RPM Era) was dropped and 12" Lp became the standard.
The prepared 10" Lp was never released, no second sessions was ever recorded, NORGRAN soon disappeared as Granz reconsolidated under the VERVE name, even the Ep releases were cancelled (a format that never well for Granz), indeed Granz was deemphasizing singles by that point in time and apparently Norman Granz lost track of this all-time all-star trio, the date became forgotten.
Seemingly only Sticks Evans recalls the earlier more standard Trio date of June 3, 1954. Mr. Evans explaing that this was a working band. This Teddy Wilson Trio spent 8 month as a featured attraction on CBS Network Radio, during
the last days that radio truly rivaled TV as a prime time force. In fact, Teddy seeing the handwriting on the wall, resigned his job with CBS and revived his jazz career with his appearance in "The Benny Goodman Story", a 1955 Hollywood film-bio.
~ Phil Schaap
1940-1959: The Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions Music » Jazz » Mainstream
1940-1959: The Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions
Artists: Various Artists
Album: Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions
Label: Mosaic 206
Years: 1940-1959 ; release:2001
Format, bitrate: MP3 320KPS
Time: CD1:76:42, CD2:60:02, CD3:67:33, CD4:58:25
CD5:67:23, CD6:73:45,CD7:64:38, CD8:76:58
Size: CD1:155.1MB. CD2:134.7MB, CD3:167.6MB. CD4:125.7MB
CD5:145.0MB, CD6:162.0MB, CD7:146.3MB, CD8:165.2MB

For many, Eddie Condon's name is synonymous with swing-infused Chicago-style Dixieland, which he embodied in almost every way. Although not considered a great technician, Condon was a great section man, a guitarist who provided a solid rhythmic root. More than that, he was an organizer who sponsored and influenced innumerable musicians. These eight CDs feature groups led by players associated with Eddie Condon. Although Condon only performs on a handful of the tracks, his spirit is pervasive, and the collection is unified not only by style but also by something more ethereal as well. As is common with the Mosaic box sets, there is a commitment to quality recording that often begins with long-forgotten original masters. The 24-page oversized booklet, with a scholarly essay by Richard M. Sudhalter and detailed discographical information, is up to par for the label. As for the music, it is first-rate of the genre -- hard-swinging, melodic, freewheeling Dixie, updated somewhat to mid-20th century standards, with cream-of-the-crop soloists. Recorded originally on 78s, 45s, and 10" and 12" LPs, the list of groups on these full-length CDs is staggering in breadth and quality. From Bud Freeman & His Famous Chicagoans to the Rampart Street Paraders to Lee Wiley with Bobby Hackett, there is a wealth of extraordinary music, a feast that continually satisfies. For those who just cannot get enough Dixie in their souls, these wonderfully and lovingly produced sessions will more than satisfy.
~ Steve Loewy, All Music Guide
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