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2011: Eliane Elias Light My Fire Vocal Jazz, Brazilian Jazz
2011: Eliane Elias  Light My Fire
Artist: Eliane Elias
Album: Light My Fire
Label: Concord Records
Year: 2011
Format, bitrate: Mp3,VBR 291 Kbps
Time: 54:29
Size: 102 MB

Brazilian jazz pianist, vocalist Eliane Elias' 2011 Concord Picante debut Light My Fire is a romantic and sultry affair that showcases her knack for traditional bossa nova tunes as well as few inspired covers. Joining Elias here are a few special guests including Brazil legend Gilberto Gil, who sings on three tracks, as well as singer Amanda Brecker (Elias' daughter with trumpeter Randy Brecker) who appears on "Toda Menina Baiana." Also backing Elias are a bevy of talented individuals, including producer/bassist Marc Johnson, guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves, percussionists Rafael Barata and Paulo Braga, and trumpeter Brecker. Along with Elias' slow-burn take on the Doors' title track, she delivers a stylish version of "My Cherie Amour," adds her own lyrics to trumpeter Kenny Dorham's "Stay Cool," and even delves into Paul Desmond's classic "Take Five."
~ Matt Collar, All Music Guide
1979: George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker Modern Jazz, Avantgarde
1979: George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker
Artist: George Lewis
Album: Homage to Charles Parker
Label: Black Saint
Year: 1979 ; release: 1995
Format, bitrate: MP3, 320 kbps
Time: 35:48
Size: 82.1 MB
AMG Rating: 1979: George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker

1979: George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker

This tribute to bop icon Charlie Parker is not a program of his famous tunes but a representation of his spirit that still exists. Through means of improvised music with a variety of significant signposts, George Lewis offers two 18-minute texture pieces that display a haunting quality by combining natural elements and electronically generated waves of sound, passion, and a little fury. Moog synthesizer programmer Richard Teitelbaum provides the landscape, pianist Anthony Davis the skyscapes, and Douglas Ewart on alto sax and bass clarinet provides the Bird-like characteristics. Lewis, on trombone and electronics, directs the ensemble from within this quiet storm's eye. "Blues" starts with tonal fragmented phrases in no time with trombone, bass clarinet, and piano circling Teitelbaum's occasional synthesized insertions. The inquisitive nature of the counterpointed horns is strikingly bold and pervasive, as if Parker was cueing various icons of blues legends like Leadbelly, Howlin' Wolf, and T-Bone Walker to speak up for themselves. Long-held tones in the midsection lead to Teitelbaum's spacey, blue, Sun Ra-like touches. The title cut starts with reverent, spiritual, hovering washes from cymbals and soft synths, and a languid alto solo from Ewart signifies the ghost of Bird has arrived. Davis plays some absolutely gorgeous piano, like delicate beacons of light cutting through fog, while an organ-sounding synth urges a more sweeping piano solo. Lewis, on a poignant trombone, waxes lyrical and poetic, aware of the transfiguration of bop while addressing its contemporary, contemplative needs. Pretty stunning music. As heavy and stylistically different as this music is, the point is clear and well-taken. Lewis and his group make a statement unique in creative jazz and unto itself. This is an important recording in many ways, and a magnum opus for the leader.
~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
1979: Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - The Heavy Hitter Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1979: Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - The Heavy Hitter
Artist: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Album: The Heavy Hitter
Label: Muse
Year: 1979
Format, bitrate: MP3, 320 kpbs
Time: 37:01
Size: 79 Mb (with recovery records)
AMG rating: 1979: Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - The Heavy Hitter

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis recorded many albums during the 15 years before his death in 1986; virtually all are recommended. This album is a little-known quartet set with pianist Albert Dailey, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Victor Lewis, Davis' only recording for Muse. Lockjaw had never worked with Dailey or Lewis before but they have little difficulty interpreting the tough-toned tenor's usual repertoire. Highlights of the fine straighathead set include "Just One of Those Things," "Secret Love" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream."
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1972: Art Blakey - Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1972: Art Blakey - Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival
Artist: Art Blakey
Album: Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Year: 1972 ; release: 2008
Format, bitrate: Mp3, VBR
Size: 81,28 MB
AMG Rating: 1972: Art Blakey - Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

Impresario George Wein organized the Giants of Jazz as an all-star band consisting of Dizzy Gillespie, Kai Winding, Sonny Stitt (doubling on alto and tenor saxes), Thelonious Monk, Al McKibbon, and Art Blakey. The group ended up touring three continents between 1971 and 1972, playing 42 concerts before Gillespie left to honor earlier contractual commitments of his own. Monterey Jazz Festival impresario Jimmy Lyons decided to seek two trumpeters to replace Dizzy, and his selection of Clark Terry (who plays bother trumpet and flugelhorn) and elder statesmen Roy Eldridge added a new spark to the group. "'Round Midnight" puts the spotlight on its composer, while Stitt's extended tenor feature in "Perdido" starts out awkwardly with the hackneyed quote of "Stranger in Paradise" before turning into a solid affair, with Eldridge following him with a searing, occasionally raspy solo. The brief rendition of "Stardust" individually showcases Terry's conversational flugelhorn with thoughtful backing by Monk, while "Lover Man" puts the spotlight on Winding, "I Can't Get Started" features Stitt's rhapsodic alto sax, and "The Man I Love" Eldridge's still-exciting trumpet. The set wraps with a fun-filled group workout of "A Night in Tunisia," with Terry stealing the show with his bubbly flugelhorn. Since only a few of the earlier Giants of Jazz concerts have been released in any form, this Monterey set adds an important chapter to the band's all too brief documented existence.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1994: Helen Merrill - Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown Music » Jazz » Vocal Jazz
1994: Helen Merrill - Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown
Artist: Helen Merrill
Album: Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown
Label: Polygram Records
Year: 1994
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kbps
Time: 62:47
Size: 138,2 Mb
AMG rating: 1994: Helen Merrill - Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown

40 years after recording a classic album with trumpeter Clifford Brown, singer Helen Merrill paid tribute to the late Brownie, who died tragically in 1956. Utilizing on various tracks trumpeters Tom Harrell, Wallace Roney, Roy Hargrove and Lew Soloff, as well as pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis, Merrill performs a variety of tunes, most of which were associated with Brown. There are plenty of unexpected surprises on the date, including passages where the trumpet ensemble performs parts of Brownie's original solos; also noteworthy are Harrell's unaccompanied flugelhorn version of "Joy Spring," Barron's solo piano rendition of "Memories of You" and touching moments like "I'll Be Seeing You," "I Remember Clifford" and "Gone With the Wind." Producer Torrie Zito sometimes adds some atmospheric and effective synthesizer, and in addition to the standards, Zito contributed a new original, "Brownie." Throughout the often emotional date, Helen Merrill is heard in top form, giving plenty of feeling to the lyrics while leaving room for the guest trumpeters. Recommended. ~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1957-1958: Jack Sheldon and his Exciting All-Star Big-Band Music » Jazz » BeBop » West Coast Jazz

1957-1958: Jack Sheldon and his Exciting All-Star Big-Band
Artist: Jack Sheldon
Album: Jack Sheldon and his Exciting All-Star Big-Band
Label: GNP/Crescendo
Years: 1957-1958; release: 1959
Format, bitrate: Flac (LP-rip)
Time: 32.40
Size: 166 Mb
AMG rating 1957-1958: Jack Sheldon and his Exciting All-Star Big-Band

Although the liner notes to this album state that these two sessions were Jack Sheldon's first as a leader, he actually led two full sets for Jazz West during 1954 and 1956, plus three titles for Pacific Jazz in '55. However, this was the initial album to gain wide recognition and helped to introduce the L.A.-based trumpeter's talents to the East Coast. Five selections feature Sheldon with a ten-piece band arranged by Lennie Niehaus and some have spots for valve trombonist Stu Williamson, pianist Pete Jolly and baritonist Billy Root. The later session features the writing of Paul Moer and such fine soloists as trumpeter Chet Baker (in a rare sideman outing for another trumpeter), altoists Art Pepper and Herb Geller, tenorman Harold Land and valve trombonist Williamson. High-quality and consistently swinging West Coast jazz. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1967/1968: Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Two Originals: All Blues/Sax No End Music » Jazz » Big Band » Modern Big Band
1967/1968: Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Two Originals: All Blues/Sax No End
Artist: Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band
Album: Two Originals: All Blues/Sax No End 2LP/1CD
Label: MPS
Years: 1967-1968, release - 1994
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 158 mb
Total time: 72:57
AMG Rating: 1967/1968: Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Two Originals: All Blues/Sax No End
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Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band was one of the most noteworthy jazz big bands formed outside the United States.

All-star international big band based in Europe. Producer Gigi Campi operated a cafe in Koeln (Cologne) Germany, accepted a dare and organized a band around co-leaders pianist/arranger Franois 'Francy' Boland (b 6 November 1929, Namur, Belgium; d 12 August 2005) and drummer Kenny Clarke (see his entry): Campi had the band in the studio within weeks. Most of the albums were made in Kln, most available on Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer's MPS label, not well distributed outside Europe.>>>
1974: Ted Curson - Quicksand Modern Jazz, Freejazz
1974: Ted Curson - Quicksand
Artist: Ted Curson
Album: Quicksand
Label: Atlantic (Japan, catalog#: P 7532A)
Year:1974
Format: FLAC / mp3PRO 96Kbps (LP-Rip)
Time:46:38
Size: 244 MB / 31.4 MB

This is such a great album. All tunes have Ted as a driving force throughout. Robin Kenyatta's reed mastery, in particular his alto tone adds to the impact. Kenny Barron's piano playing rounds off the tunes, with some delicate solo passages, and spurs on the rest of the players. When the Nonet gets a chance to play Nick Brignola in particular takes up the challenge and brings the compositions to life with his unique baritone & tenor sound. The rhythm section is faultless with all sorts of hip percussion taking place. The different styles between Herb Bushler and Richard Davis's bass is quite remarkable. Both are heard putting in some wonderful performances.
'Spiderlegs' starts it all off with a blast. The Ted Curson Nonet gets into full swing with some great backing coming from the reed players as the percussion and rhythm sections drive it all forward. In the next tune 'Tears For Dolphy' the Quintet jumps in with much softer tune verging on ballad where both Ted, Robin and Kenny weave their magic. Behind it all is Richard's hipnotic bass held together by Albert Heath on drums. The next composition 'Typical Ted' lures the Nonet back into action with a lively Latin Jazz piece. Kenny's electric piano sets the groundwork for some fiery interchanges. The bass and percussive teams compliment the soloists with a very tight conga and bongo backing. 'Greasy As A Porkchop' highlights Nick Brignola's baritone & tenor up against Ted's punchy horn. Robin as well gets in on the act. All the time Lawrence Killians conga keeps the pace. The skills of the percussionists are brought to the fore again in 'Sugar 'N Spice'. Here Ted centers the rest of the Nonet with some unique interplay, especially with Kenny and Albert. Finally the Quintet comes together again to showcase one of Ted's masterful compositions 'Quicksand'. His trumpet highlights some of the groups high energy playing in particular Robin pushes the envelope. In addition Kenny gets a chance to add his expertise weaving a very lively solo followed by Richard' enthralling bass lines. This leaves Albert to place his mark. Ted's high pitched use of the piccolo trumpet works in with Robin's alto to wind out the composition. Overall this is well thought out and produced album. It is must for any Ted Curson fan.
1945-1949: Erroll Garner - The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes (2CD) Stride, Swing, Mainstream
1945-1949: Erroll Garner - The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes (2CD)
Artist: Erroll Garner
Album: The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes 2CD
Label: Definitive Records
Years: 1945-1949, release - 1999
Quality: MP3/320kb/s
Size: 157 + 165,0mb
Total time: 73:28; 72:12
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For the first time, definitive edition of all the recordings made by this unique and popular
figure in jazz piano history for labels Savoy and Dial between 1945-1949.
Only master takes.

This two-disc set collects Erroll Garner's Savoy & Dial labels recordings, all of which were made quite early in his career. A pianist of stunning technique and appeal, Garner had a distinctive style involving bold left-hand chordings and lush, behind-the-beat, right-hand melodies. His playing is full of orchestral color, yet always swings. These sessions show Garner's style fully developed even on his earliest studio dates. The earliest, in fact, finds the pianist playing with Slam Stewart's Quartet, aided by Stewart's bass, drummer Harold West, and guitarist Mike Bryan (it is rare to hear Garner interacting with a guitarist).
The rest of the set spotlights Garner in his oft-used trio format, peeling off highly polished treatments of show tunes and popular songs. Urbane, harmonically advanced readings of old standbys from the American songbook was one of Garner's specialties, and THE COMPLETE SAVOY MASTER TAKES features Johnny Mercer's "Laura," Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust," and Fields-McHugh's "I'm in the Mood for Love," among others. "Misty," Garner's signature composition, is not included here, but Garner's original artistry and exuberant delivery elsewhere makes up for the absence. Restored sound and an informative booklet make this sampler of Garner's early work a treasure.
~ cduniverse.com
1965: Julie London - Feeling Good Music » Jazz » Vocal Jazz
1965: Julie London - Feeling Good
Artist: Julie London
Album: Feeling Good
Label: Liberty
Year: 1965
Format, bitrate: MP3 / 320kbps
Time: 29:56
Size: 70MB
AMG rating: 1965: Julie London - Feeling Good

Feeling Good pairs Julie London with arranger Gerald Wilson, who jettisons the spare ambience of her previous records in favor of a dynamic, big-band-inspired approach that casts the singer in an entirely different light. Make no mistake -- London's purring vocals are as sultry as ever, but they also boast a new playfulness that's undeniably appealing. Much of the material originates from the mid-'60s hit parade, including buoyant renditions of "King of the Road" and "Watermelon Man," but the highlights capture the full scope of London's rapturous femininity. "Girl Talk" warmly satirizes the ever-growing vogue for gossip, while "I Bruise Easily" is a sharply etched portrait of the mating dance.
~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
1989: Art Farmer Ph.D. Cool, Hard-bop
1989: Art Farmer  Ph.D.
Artist: Art Farmer
Album: Ph.D.
Label: Contemporary Records
Year: 1989
Format, bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 00.51.86
Size: 117 Mb
AMG rating: 1989: Art Farmer  Ph.D.

Flugelhornist Art Farmer recorded quite a few records with tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan during the late '80s/early '90s. This sextet outing (which also includes guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith) was one of their better efforts. With the exception of "Like Someone in Love," all of the material is obscure. James Williams contributes three tunes that alternate with songs by Donald Brown, Thad Jones, Kenny Drew and Clifford Jordan. The advanced hard bop music has enough unpredictable moments to hold one's interest.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1928-1929: Gus Arnheim - From Films And Records Swing, Big Band
1928-1929: Gus Arnheim - From Films And Records
Artist: Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra
Album: From Films And Records
Label: Take Two
Year: 1928-1929; release: 1980
Format, bitrate: Mp3, vinyl transfer, 192 kb/s
Time: 43:10
Size: 72,93 Mb

Big Band music from the 20s from the guy who gave Bing Crosby his leg up. Contains a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers. This recording is now rather difficult to find even used and it is out of print.
Gus Arnheim (September 4, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 19, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) was an early popular band leader. He is noted for writing several songs with his first hit being I Cried for You from 1923. He was most popular in the 1920s and 1930s. He also had a few small acting roles.
In 1930-31, Arnheim had an extended engagement at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles. When Paul Whiteman finished filming The King of Jazz for Universal, The Rhythm Boys vocal trio, consisting of Bing Crosby, Harry Barris and Al Rinker decided to stay in California and they signed up with Arnheims band. While the Rhythm Boys only recorded one song with Arnheim, Them There Eyes, which also happened to be The Rhythm Boys final recording, Arnheims Orchestra backed Crosby on a number of songs released by Victor Records in 1931. These popular records, coupled with Arnheims radio broadcasts featuring Crosbys solo vocals, were a key element to the beginning of Crosbys popularity as a crooner.
In 1919 three men who all would become famous band leaders played together at the Sunset Inn in Santa Monica, California. Arnheim played piano, Abe Lyman played the drums, and Henry Halstead played violin.
~ Last.fm
1993: Jacques Pelzer - Salute to the Band Box Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1993: Jacques Pelzer - Salute to the Band Box
Artist: Jacques Pelzer
Album: Salute to the Band Box
Label: Igloo
Year: 1993
Format, bitrate: FLAC
Size: 357 Mb (with scans 300 dpi)
AMG rating: 1993: Jacques Pelzer - Salute to the Band Box


Jacques Pelzer was a jazz saxophone player who played with Chet Baker, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy and many others. Born 1924, he died in 1994.


Three magnificent Belgian jazz musicians, guitarist Philip CATHERINE, bassist Philippe AERTS and drummer Bruno CASTELLUCCI joined Jacques PELZER for his album "Salute To The Bandbox". This CD was to be his last one.
~ www.jazzinbelgium.com
2007: Banda de Boca - Banda de Boca Music » Jazz » Latin » Brazilian Jazz
2007: Banda de Boca - Banda de Boca
Artist: Banda de Boca
Album: Banda de Boca
Label: Atração
Year: 2007
Format, bitrate: mp3, 320kbps + Scans Booklet
Size: 87Mb


Banda de Boca is a Brazilian band from Salvador da Bahia, made up of five singers and friends. The personal style of the band is created by performing beautiful compositions and arrangements by consummate musician Hiran Monteiro. Their vocal imitations of musical instruments like guitar, bass, and percussion are really impressive. They do not use any kind of real instrument, only voices - as it says on their CD jacket "Todos os sons produzidos pela voz." The secret to their success? Many rehearsal sessions..
1969: Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - At Her Majesty's Pleasure... Music » Jazz » Big Band » Modern Big Band
1969: Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - At Her Majesty's Pleasure...
Artists: Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Big Band
Album: At Her Majesty's Pleasure...
Label: Black Lion
Year: 1969
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 75,2 mb
Total time: 35:38
For my friend rocktaran!

One of the greatest long-form albums from the Clarke Boland Big Band a sophisticated suite that not only shows off the writing ability of Francy Boland, but also demonstrates the group's ability to swing like a mofo, even when things are serious! The album's a jazz suite written by Boland, and dedicated to the great prisons of England where Johnny Griffin was once kept "At Her Majesty's Pleasure", due to non-payment of some income tax. The experience of Griffin led Boland to explore the idea of the British penal system with a number of powerful emotional themes, and the result of this writing is one of the CBBB's best albums of the late 60s filled with rich colors and tones that go far beyond the earlier modes of the group, but without some of the too-complicated elements that sometimes show up in later suites. A good part of the album's success comes from the strength of the soloists players who include Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Tony Coe on clarinet, Sahib Shihab on flute and soprano, Kenny Wheeler and Benny Bailey on trumpets, and Ake Persson and Nat Peck on trombones. Titles include "Pentonville", "Wormwood Scrubs", "Doing Time", "Broadmoor", and "Going Straight". 1996-2011, Dusty Groove America, Inc.
2011: Patti Austin - Sound Advice Music » Soul

2011: Patti Austin - Sound Advice
Artist: Patti Austin
Album:Sound Advice
Label: Shanachie Entertainment
Year: 2011
Format, bitrate: Mp3 CBR 320 kbps
Time: CBR 320 kbps
Size:148 mb


Sound Advice, primarily a covers set, was recorded with Greg Phillinganes and with Shelly Berg and Gregg Field. Its a mixed bag, beginning with a fiery, gospel-ized version of Desrees You Gotta Be and a powerful, original Austin ballad, By the Grace of God. The Rolling Stones' You Cant Always Get What You Want removes the originals frills, including the intro; Austin goes straight into the first verse, backed only by drums, and it plays out like a blues-rocker. Pleasant surprises come with Brenda Russell's A Little Bit of Love and the Jacksons' Give It Up -- album highlights that are played straight, make complete sense in Austins hands, and add a light touch to the selections. Most peculiar is a hushed version of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence, which uses circular panning on Austins voice to somewhat ominous effect. ~ Andy Kellman, All Music Guide


1955: Bobby Jaspar - Modern Jazz Au Club St. Germain Music » Jazz » BeBop » Post-bop
1955: Bobby Jaspar - Modern Jazz Au Club St. Germain
Artist: Bobby Jaspar
Album: Modern Jazz au Club St. Germain
Label: EmArCy/Gitanes
Year: 1955 ; release: 1988
Format: Flac
Time: 40:52
Size: 173 Mb (with RAR recovery)
AMG rating 1955: Bobby Jaspar - Modern Jazz Au Club St. Germain

Bobby Jaspar is in top form in this pair of sessions previously released in the 1980s on an Emarcy CD entitled Memory of Dick prior to its reappearance in 2001 as a part of Verve's ambitious Jazz in Paris series. The tenor saxophonist is joined by pianist René Urtreger, guitarist Sacha Distel, bassist Benoit Quersin, and drummer Jean-Louis Viale for this bop-oriented disc, which includes a sauntering take of Milt Jackson's "Bag's Groove," a revival of "Milestones" (an early gem by Miles Davis from his days with Charlie Parker), and a delightful romp through "You Stepped Out of a Dream." The Belgian leader puts his own stamp on a frenetic but brief arrangement of "A Night in Tunisia," but the most memorable track is "I'll Remember April," featuring his haunting flute in a captivating piano-less setting, which also has fine solos by Distel and Quersin. Jaspar's premature death in 1963 robbed the jazz world of a promising talent; this disc is among his best efforts as a leader. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1955-1956; 1958: Bud Shank & Bill Perkins Cool, West Coast Jazz
1955-1956; 1958: Bud Shank & Bill Perkins
Artists: Bud Shank and Bill Perkins
Album: Bud Shank & Bill Perkins
Label: Blue Note
Years: 1955-1956, 1958; release: 1998
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 129 mb
Total time: 59:30
AMG Rating: 1955-1956; 1958: Bud Shank & Bill Perkins

Two of the stars of cool jazz (both of whom had long careers), Bud Shank and Bill Perkins, are featured to various degrees throughout this 1998 CD reissue. Shank, who during the 1980's and 90's stuck exclusively to his increasingly passionate alto, in the 1950's was practically the epitome of West Coast jazz. His cool tones on alto and his fluid flute were utilized on many dates; the main set on this CD also finds him switching in spots to tenor and baritone. Perkins, always a versatile reed soloist, is best-known for his tenor playing but during that date he also plays alto and (on two versions of "Fluted Columns) there are some rare examples of his flute. Shank and Perkins team up quite effectively with pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Mel Lewis for the May 2, 1955 session which includes a trio feature for Hawes ("I Hear Music"). Four numbers from Feb. 19, 1956 (with Shank on flute and alto, pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Carson Smith, drummer Shelly Manne and, on "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime," Perkins on tenor) are actually from a session led by Freeman but never completed and were only put out previously on samplers. "Angel Eyes" (by a quartet with Perkins and pianist Jimmy Rowles) is a leftover track from a later date as is "Sonny Speaks" which showcases Rowles in a trio without Perkins. This CD concludes with the one surviving number ("Ain't Got A Dime To My Name") surviving from a truncated Perkins quartet set from 1958. Taken as a whole, there are many rewarding solos to be heard by Shank, Perkins and the piano players on these formerly rare selections even if the CD falls short of being classic. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
1976: Gustav Brom & His Orchestra - Plays For You Pop Jazz And Swing Swing, Modern Big Band
1976: Gustav Brom & His Orchestra - Plays For You Pop Jazz And Swing
Artist: Gustav Brom & His Orchestra
Album: Plays For You Pop Jazz And Swing
Label: OPUS
Year: 1976
Format: Flac (LP-rip)
Time: 42:55
Size: 231 MB


(Gustav Brom)

The next meeting with a legendary orchestra under Gustav Brom. Enjoy!!!
1972: Hiromasa Suzuki - Furukotofumi Fusion, Jazz-Rock
1972: Hiromasa Suzuki - Furukotofumi
Artist: Hiromasa Suzuki
Album: Furukotofumi
Label: RCA Victor (Japan)
Year: 1972
Format, bitrate: Flac / Mp3, 320 Kbps
Time: 37:27
Size: 226,33 MB / 83 MB

At last legit CD released in Japan.

Like yesterday's Primitive Community album, we are at the meeting place of rock and jazz. Except the all-instrumental Furukotofumi has a completely different sound than Yokota's bunch. Definitely not a mystical experience as Primitive Community is, yet there are some fascinating Japanese indigenous moments to behold - primarily used as interludes between songs. I'd say the scales are more tipped towards the jazz side here, but make no mistake, this clearly is psychedelic rock influenced throughout. Some fantastic electric guitar work, including at least one blazing acid solo (and mixed with a biwa no less) amongst other excellent amped up shredders. A definite early fusion vibe permeates as well, no doubt informed by the UK groups like Nucleus or Soft Machine. Rhodes, piano, violin and organ also get their turn in the solo spotlight. Even a little Bacharach-ian lounger, with some wonderful horn and string charts, soap opera organ and a nice toned down guitar rip. The highlight is the pounding drum, biwa and psychedelic wah wah guitar piece followed by the groovy horn charts, sax solo - and get this - all phased out ala Dieter Dirks in the Kosmische Kourier studio. There's a lot here to digest.
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