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1995-1996: Bill Evans - Escape Music » Jazz » Fusion » Crossover Jazz
1995-1996: Bill Evans - Escape
Artist: Bill Evans
Album: Escape
Label: Escapade Music
Years: 1995-1996
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 74:03
Size: 163 Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

From Miles Davis' Doo-Bop to albums by Greg Osby and Steve Coleman, much of the "jazz/rap fusion" released has been more hip-hop than jazz -- essentially, hip-hop with jazz overtones. Bill Evans, however, has featured rappers in much the way a hard bopper would feature a singer -- on "Reality" and the poignant, reggae-influenced "La Di Da," rapper Ahmed Best successfully interacts with an actual, spontaneous, improvisatory band instead of merely pre-recorded tracks. Best's rapping style -- a cerebral approach akin to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest instead of more hardcore rappers like Tupac Shakur and Ice-T -- is well-suited to this challenging and complex jazz-fusion setting. On the instrumental side, Escape's triumphs range from the hard-edged jazz-funk pieces "Undercover" and "Rattletrap" to the sensuous, Brazilian-influenced "Coravillas." Though capable of tenderness and vulnerability, Evans has the good sense to avoid bloodless "smooth jazz" altogether. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide.
1957: Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra - Ellington Fantasy Crossover Jazz, Smooth & Lounge
1957: Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra - Ellington Fantasy
Artist: Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra
Album: Ellington Fantasy
Label: Vik
Year: 1957; release: 1972
Quality: MP3@320 kbpd (LP-rip)
Size: 74,4 mb
Total time: 32:13

Whether you are 'the good, the bad or the ugly' The name Montenegro carries with it a measure of high esteem when it comes to exciting and imaginative music.
Here we feature two fantastic albums in Loves of My Life and Ellington Fantasy. The first album offers romantic and voluptuous versions of these tantalizing and most often tender tunes. The second offers the grandiose, sweeping strings and Hugo & his talented musicians eloquently express their gratitude to the great Duke Ellington. These are indeed sounds of good taste.
A deep respect runs through every track on this wonderful LP and the excellent orchestral arrangements within. All in all this is brilliant music by brilliant musicians and is quite simply a must have!
~ jasmine-records
1959: Jean-Luc Ponty With Kurt Edelhagen and His Orchestra Music » Jazz » Fusion » Crossover Jazz
1959: Jean-Luc Ponty With Kurt Edelhagen and His Orchestra
Artists: Jean-Luc Ponty With Kurt Edelhagen
Album: Jean-Luc Ponty With Kurt Edelhagen and His Orchestra
Label: Stardust Records
Year: 1959; release: 2001
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 100 mb
Total time: 37:56

Jean-Luc Ponty himself has denounced this release as a bootleg LP during interviews, and it's impossible to disagree with him. The erratically recorded audience tape that serves as its source material is frequently over-modulated and has one abrupt splice within the middle of a song. The first side does feature Ponty playing what's listed as "Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra" with Kurt Edelhagen's big band; although one movement is clearly written by the violinist (it contains a theme he utilized again in his extended work "Sonata Erotica," recorded in 1972), the bulk of this 21-minute piece was actually written by Hollywood composer Michel Colombier, according to Ponty. It is fascinating to hear the violinist during his early years with a big band, though the liner notes' claim that it was recorded in 1959 is ludicrous, due to Ponty's use of echoplex to accompany himself and the presence of electric keyboards and electric bass that are too modern sounding to be of that vintage; 1969 is the more likely year of the performance. The rest of the disc isn't even Ponty; a very brief take of "Oh, Lady be Good" sounds more like Stephane Grappelli with a small acoustic group, while "Collage," a sloppy fusion of funk organ and pedestrian percussion, and the equally worthless "Under Pressure" (both unaccredited, as are all tracks on this release), reduce the anonymous violinist's role to supporting sideman within the big band. This release was reissued on a Cleopatra CD in 2001, and the concerto also reappeared on the Laserlight CD The Best of Jazz Violin in 1998. It's worth picking up so long as the buyer is aware of the album's shortcomings, if found for a reasonable price.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1975: John Arpin - Direct-To-Disc Music » Jazz » Fusion » Smooth & Lounge
1975: John Arpin - Direct-To-Disc
Artist: John Arpin
Album: Direct-To-Disc
Label: RCA Records Stereo LP KPL1-0125
Format, bitrate: MP3, 320 kbps
Time: 31:16
Size: 73.7 MB

This direct-to-disc recording features the talented Canadian pianist, John Arpin in a performance of popular favourites. Two steps are eliminated in the recording process, (a) the recording to multiple tape tracks, e.g. 8 or 16 tracks, (b) the mixdown from the multiple tracks to regular stereo or two track tape. The result is enhanced fidelity and a clearer sound.
1968: Jo Basile & Orchestra - Jazz Accordion Music » Jazz » Fusion » Jazz-Pop
1968: Jo Basile & Orchestra - Jazz Accordion
Artist: Jo Basile & Orchestra
Album: Jazz Accordion
Label: Audio Fidelity
Year: 1968
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 66,4 mb
Total time:30:56

The high talent and extraordinary versatility of Jo Basile is reaffirmed once more with this recording. Basile is an exceptionally gifted musician whose facility, artistry and imagination have placed him in the front rank of entertainers. He has played countless supper clubs and radio amd television shows throughout the United States and the continent and he toured several years with the famous French chanteuse. The coveted Grand Prix du Disque, the highest recording in France, was bestowed upon Basile in 1957.
The accordion in the jazz context is most often employed as a novelty, but Basile's jazz while is light, is also quite serious and this album throws heretofore only hinted at facets of his great talent into relief. He is assisted in his pursuits by a very fine and emphatetic group of subordinates and the quality of the 10 songs he has chosen to play further inspires his gifts.
~ From liner notes
1994: Toots Thielemans - East Coast West Coast Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz
1994: Toots Thielemans - East Coast West Coast
Artist: Toots Thielemans
Album: East Coast West Coast
Year: 1994
Label: Private Music
Format: mp3, 320 Kbps
Total Time: 54:00
Total Size: 97,60 Mb

The self explanatory title of Toots Thielemans' latest all-star party, East Coast West Coast only hints at part of the intense dichotomy involved. The harmonica master may divide his interplay with New York and L.A.'s greatest jazz stars, but the real difference has nothing to do with musical breeding or geography. It involves tempo. More specifically, when the arrangement is up and lively, Toots and his coasters swing; on ballads, even the strongest of melodic spirit can't save the tedium which results. As on his generally stronger Brazilian projects of late, there are some sporty, inspired moments. Terence Blanchard's trumpet and Joshua Redman's sax take on jet propulsion qualities on Monk and Dizzy and Coltrane covers, and Robben Ford's strings add a touch of rhythmic class to "Take Five." The Paul Desmond gem is also notable for a whimsical tonal dual between Toots and Jerry Goodman's sweeping violin. But bland experiments which waste the likes of Herbie Hancock and vibist Mike Mainieri crash in all too often, leading to all-too-maddening moodswings despite positive intentions. ~ Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide
1959: Jack Marshall And His Music - Soundsville! Music » Jazz » Fusion » Crossover Jazz
1959: Jack Marshall And His Music - Soundsville!
Artist: Jack Marshall And His Music
Album: Soundsville!
Label: Capitol Records
Year: 1959
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 71,2 mb
Total time: 29:15

The great arranger in one of his grooviest settings a very jazzy album that features trombone from Milt Bernhart and Bob Enevoldsen, guitar from Barney Kessel, percussion from Larry Bunker, drums from Shelly Manne, and trumpe from Don Fagerquist! Marshall leads and whistles in a cool jazzy style and tracks include "Whistlin' Blues", "Should I", and "Hot Sombrero". (A beautiful stereo pressing!)
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1995: Dick Hyman & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Elegies, Mostly Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz
1995: Dick Hyman & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Elegies, Mostly
Artists: Dick Hyman & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Album: Elegies, Mostly
Label: Gemini Records
Year: 1995; release: 2001
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 170 mb

With the phenomenal technique of both Dick Hyman and Niels Pedersen, it's surprising to hear them together in such a low key setting; that doesn't mean that this CD is dull! Hyman was clearly in a reflective mood following his appearance at the Oslo Jazz Festival, though he shows a touch of playfulness during his arrangement of Chopin's "Waltz in C# Minor" and romping take of "Summertime." Pedersen, a veteran who's accompanied many jazz greats (especially Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans), fits Hyman like a glove with his equally impeccable playing. Because it's an import, it takes a little more effort to acquire, but it's worth it. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1964: Al Hirt - The Dawn Busters Music » Jazz » Fusion » Jazz-Pop
1964: Al Hirt - The Dawn Busters
Artist:Al Hirt
Album: The Dawn usters
Label: Wyncote Stereo LP W-9089
Format, bitrate: MP3 320 kbps
Time: 24:28
Size: 61.2MB (with scans)

New Orleans native and trumpet virtuoso Al Hirt wowed modern audiences with Dixieland music, becoming a popular Pop-Jazz recording artist on the level of Herb Alpert. Highly respected by his jazz peers, Hirt was one of the few post-'50s crossover stars to hold onto sound that brimmed over with notes, rather than streamlining it into a simpler style. Such Hirt hits as "Java" and "Fancy Pants" are still played on AM easy listening stations. This album "The Dam Busters" represents an unusual departure from Al Hirt's "Pop" recordings.
2005: Franco Cerri & Gianni Basso Take the "A" Train Music » Jazz » Fusion » Crossover Jazz

2005: Franco Cerri & Gianni Basso  Take the "A" Train
Artists: Franco Cerri & Gianni Basso
Album: Take the "A" Train
Label: VideoRadio VR CD 000589
Year: 2005; release: 2009
Format mp3, bitrate: 320 kbps
Time: 39:33
Size: 88,26 mb

Gianni Basso was one of the lights who began shining on the European jazz scene following the end of World War II. He began as a clarinetist and first played professionally in Germany and Belgium in the late '40s with the Raoul Falsan Big Band. By the beginning of the next decade, he was established as a commercial "GB" or "general business" player in Milan, but one with a steady presence at jazz events, including some of the early Italian attempts at post-fascist festivals. From about 1954, a collaboration with trumpeter and composer Oscar Valdambrini began that resembled the relationship between Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, minus the former man's household-name status. Basso studied music in the busy northern city of Turin, where Valdambrini was a homeboy. It was more than just two Italian lads growing up with a fascination for American jazz -- this was a case of a tenor saxophone and trumpet finding each other. This led to all manner of musical possibilities, most notably the easy-to-maneuver-and-feed small combo (not that feeding anyone in Italy is a problem, ever).
The partners' group was without a doubt the most popular jazz band in Italy in the '50s, accompanying many touring stars such as Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Slide Hampton, and Chet Baker. The engaging style of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was the primary goal Basso set for himself in terms of having a main man on the saxophone. His many subsequent recordings provide documentation of how he discovered Sonny Rollins and developed his own style from these sources to the point where the Verve label signed him and a top-notch singer such as Sarah Vaughan wanted a Basso baste as sauce on her 1984 serving entitled Mystery of Man.
In the late '70s he founded the band Saxes Machine and subsequently fronted the Gianni Basso Big Band. In his senior years he settled into the comfort of the Rome studio scene, still playing in clubs and enjoying his growing historical stature on the European jazz scene. Even free jazz fans like him now.
~ Eugene Chadbourne
2014: Kirk MacDonald - Vista Obscura Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz
2014: Kirk MacDonald - Vista Obscura
Artist: Kirk MacDonald
Album: Vista Obscura
Year: 2014
Label: Add One Creative
Format: mp3 320 Kbps
Total Time: 76:00
Total Size: 133,70 Mb

Kirk MacDonald is a JUNO winning jazz saxophonist from Toronto who composes much of his own material. His latest album, Vista Obscura, is a beautiful uptempo ride of sax-led instrumental jazz with piano (Harold Mabern), bass (Neil Swainson), and drums (André White). Fellow saxophonist Pat LaBarbera appears as a special guest, and you can hear somewhat of a duelling saxophone extravaganza on a few tracks. Robust flavour replete with pep and zeal, this works equally for late night cruises and afternoon jives.
~ thejazzbox
1968: The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus Modern Big Band, Fusion, Latin
1968: The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus
Artist: The Clare Fischer Big Band
Album: Thesaurus
Label: Atlantic/Warner/Rhino Records
Year: 1968
Release: 2012
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kBit/s
Time: 40:39
Size: 92.88 MB

Clare Fischer's big-band release was only briefly available as an Atlantic LP but it has finally reappeared in the CD era after a brief appearance under another title on LP some ten years after its first release. Fischer's potent originals and first-rate arrangements bring out the best in his musicians, which include Warne Marsh and Conte Candoli (featured on "Miles Behind"), Bill Perkins on a work trumpeter Stewart Fischer specially composed for the baritone saxophonist ("Calamus"), and alto saxophonist Gary Foster featured with Marsh on Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies." A well-conceived chart of Billy Strayhorn's "Upper Manhattan Medical Group" swings mightily. The leader even makes a rare appearance on alto sax in the brief "In Memoriam" dedicated to the assassinated Kennedy brothers.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
2015: Joey Alexander - My Favorite Things Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz

2015: Joey Alexander - My Favorite ThingsArtist: Joey Alexander
Album: My Favorite ThingsLabel: Motema Music
Label: Motema Music
Year: 2015
Format: mp 3, bitrate: 320 kbps
Time: 58:00
Size: 130 mb

Born on the island of Bali in the city of Denpassar in 2003, Joey Alexander first encountered a piano at the age of six, and was immediately able to pick out the melody of Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" and other jazz standards from his father's record collection by ear. Despite no formal jazz education, Joey rose quickly in the Indonesian jazz scene and beyond. In 2013 he was featured at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen, and won the international improvisation contest in Odessa, Ukraine - besting over 200 adult contestants. In 2014, Joey performed at star-studded galas for Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Rose Room, The Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Foundation. The 12 year old Joey has signed with Motema records and is rapidly growing in demand on the international circuit.

Driven by Alexander's imagination, sophisticated arrangements and dazzling playing, `My Favorite Things' is soulful and joyful. It is also statement of intent, a compelling introduction to a budding young leader, performer and composer, who plays with power and elation. From his impressionistic introduction to "Giant Steps" to the spirited interplay with his band mates on "It Might As Well Be Spring," to his singular closing rendition of "Over The Rainbow," Joey proves himself a true and distinctive jazz professional.
~ Grady Harp
1963: Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars - Deuces,T's,Roadsters & Drums Music » Jazz » Fusion » Jazz-Rock

1963: Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars - Deuces,T's,Roadsters & Drums
Artist: Hal Blaine & The Young CougarsAlbum: Deuces,T's,Roadsters & DrumsLabel: RCA Victor
Year: 1963
Genre: Jazz-Rock-Surf
Format, botrate: MP3 256 (LP-rip)
Time: 56:02
Size: 100.4MB

Hal Blaine was one of the most innovative and gifted session drummers ever to come down the pike, at least the pike that was the L.A. studio scene in the '60s and '70s. Being a talented man with friends in high places, it was perhaps only natural that he managed to record a solo album or two. However, his career as a highly used session drummer and percussionist didn't leave him a whole lot of time to develop as a songwriter or singer, so it's not surprising that his solo albums are nothing to write home about, including this one. Deuces, "T's," Roadsters & Drums is the better of the two albums Blaine recorded, and it also contains the most original material. The songs are solid surf instrumentals that Blaine mostly co-wrote with album producer Lee Hazlewood, no slouch himself in the surf music composing department. In this case, the surf genre appears in the guise of the car genre, and every song on the main portion of the disc is preceded by loud drag-racing sound effects taken from the RCA library. Bad move -- the music would be much more listenable without them. It's jaunty, catchy stuff, if not terribly memorable. Blaine's percussion work lends a touch of exotica to the surf-and-drag twang of the guitars. The album sounds at times like a cross between Duane Eddy and Martin Denny. There are also several bonus tracks recorded at a different session, and they're better than many of the main album tracks. There's an R&B flavor to the latter part of the CD, with a female vocal chorus on some of the songs. And at least the extra tracks are free of car-racing sound effects. ~ Mary Grady, All Music Guide

1962-1971: Lalo Schifrin - Mission Impossible And Others Thrilling Theme Music » Jazz » Fusion » Crossover Jazz
1962-1971: Lalo Schifrin - Mission Impossible And Others Thrilling Theme
Artist: Lalo Schifrin
Album: Mission Impossible And Others Thrilling Theme
Label: Verve
Years: 1962-1971; release: 2008
Style: Soundtracks
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 132 mb
Total time: 57:38

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With its modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music. Like many other artists from any given musical genre, there's more to Lalo Schifrin than his best known track: 'Mission Impossible (included here). He was a Jazz and Soundtrack composer, arranger, conductor and pianist born in Argentina who had been a professional musician for more than a decade before scoring the theme from the Peter Graves TV series Mission Impossible. This collection by Schifrin features 18 tracks including ''Machinations', The Man From Thrush', 'Bossa Antique', Mission Impossible' and more. ~
1958: Andre Previn & David Rose Orchestra - Secret Songs For Young Lovers Music » Jazz » Fusion » Jazz-Pop
1958: Andre Previn & David Rose Orchestra - Secret Songs For Young Lovers
Artists: Andre Previn & David Rose Orchestra
Album: Secret Songs For Young Lovers
Label: MGM Records
Year: 1958; release: 1959
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 77,2 mb
Total time: 36:08

Andre Previn began his professional career writing and arranging music for Hollywood films in 1946 and over the course of seven decades has pursued many musical goals. Whilst in Hollywood he discovered bop and would tour and record as a jazz trio during the 1950s. He then turned his back on jazz and became a classical conductor, leading the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This album, originally released in 1959, which includes the hit single Like Young, became the first of his albums to make the top twenty in the US and showcases his undoubted talent for jazz. The album that spawned the big hit Like Young. This is one of the last Jazz like albums from Previn before he switched to conducting Classical music. Twelve tracks all light Jazz with strings conducted by David Rose. All songs have young in the title.
1961: Manny Albam and His Orchestra More Double Exposure Music » Jazz » Fusion » Jazz-Pop
1961: Manny Albam and His Orchestra  More Double Exposure
Artist: Manny Albam and His Orchestra
Album: More Double Exposure
Label: RCA Victor
Year: 1961
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 66,2 mb
Total time: 27:38
Nice music for a romantic evening. Here you can hear the most famous musicians!

In the early years of stereo LPs, many releases, such as Manny Albam's More Double Exposure, sought to show off the ability to move instruments between channels. The arranger's follow up to his earlier Top Rank LP, Double Exposure, once again features ten pairs of tunes, two interwoven with one another as opposed to playing them in a medley. While in some cases the pieces have complimentary chord structures, "In a Mellow Tone" is actually based upon the changes to its partner, "Rose Room," so Albam is hardly breaking new ground by combining the two. While the music is pleasant, it isn't particularly remarkable, nor did the label bother to identify the musicians taking part in the sessions. This long-unavailable RCA Victor LP will be of interest exclusively to die-hard fans of Manny Albam. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1996: Andrei Kondakov / Igor Butman / Eddie Gomez / Lenny White: Blues for 4 Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz
1996: Andrei Kondakov / Igor Butman / Eddie Gomez / Lenny White: Blues for 4
Artists: Andrei Kondakov / Igor Butman / Eddie Gomez / Lenny White
Album: Blues for 4
Year: 1996; release: 2011
Label: Butman Music Records
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Sise: 136 mb
Total time: 60:38

Russian music has a mile-wide streak of tragedy and sorrow running through it. If Americans hadn't invented it first, the blues could have been born on the banks of the Volga River, instead of the Mississippi. But it wasn't, so the closest thing to seeing how that might have turned out is Blues for 4, featuring a pair of Russian musicians, saxophonist Igor Butman with pianist Adrei Kondakov, along with American veterans, drummer Lenny White and the great bassist, Eddie Gomez. Recorded in 1996 and released in Russia on the Soyuz label, the album has now been re-released on Butman's own American imprint.

They nailed it. The compositions, all written by Kondakov, make for a terrific set of straight-ahead grooves, betraying no sign of their Cyrillic origins. By 1996, Butman had spent almost a decade in New York, steeping himself in the jazz world and circulating among the music's A- listers. Kondakov, still based in Russia, had been playing with a diverse, high quality selection of American and European players. By the time this record was cut their chops were down cold.

Opening with "Love and Hope" Butman's tenor work is creamy smooth, emotive, and engaging to hear. He perfectly combines terrific technical facility with an equally developed sense of taste and emotion. Switching to soprano for "Sundial," he deftly lays the soft melody over the rest of the band.

Of course, as the composer, Kondakov has a lot to say on this album. His playing, too, is smooth and well-considered, developing melodies with a combination of tight comping and expressive lead playingthe anchor of consistency for the album's overall feel. There is a lot of great piano playing, but the closing title track delivers it best: Kondakov using the full harmonic depth of the eighty-eight keys to lay down some heavyweight, two-handed blues chords with resultant room-filling sound.

The rhythm section is also first-rate and an integral part of this unit. "Lights of the Foggy Highway" opens with a Gomez vamp that repeats, retreats, and reemerges throughout the piece, as White drives a syncopated pattern under him.

In general, the recording quality is excellent, particularly on the horn and piano, perfectly complementing the music. The bass, though, is emphasized more than it should be, sounding boosted and over-ripe. In fact, during the title track, Gomez (or someone near him) bumps a microphone, sending a loud, startling thud through the speakers. Forewarned is forearmed.

A terrific album, where the music is tops and the performances are first-rate, Blues for 4 makes a strong case for the international universality of music.
~ Greg Simmons, All About Jazz
1987: Paul Cacia - The Alumni Tribute To Stan Kenton Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz

1987: Paul Cacia - The Alumni Tribute To Stan Kenton
Artist: Paul Cacia
Album : The Alumni Tribute To Stan Kenton
Year: 1987
Label: Happy Hour Music
Format, bitrate: MP3; 320 kb/s
Size: 142 mb (with scans)

A fine first trumpeter, Paul Cacia has long had a love for the music of Stan Kenton. On this CD, he brings back 11 arrangements from Kenton's prime periods plus an eight-song medley. Among the Kenton alumni who are heard from are trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Buddy Childers, trombonists Carl Fontana and Dick Shearer, and altoist Lee Konitz. Singer Janine Cameo fills in for June Christy. In addition, some of the Kenton alumni have opportunities to reminisce briefly about the bandleader. The music is heartfelt yet creative, sounding like performances that could have been recorded by Kenton. Well worth searching for.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1972: Curtis Fuller - Smokin' Music » Jazz » Fusion » Contemporary Jazz
1972: Curtis Fuller - Smokin'
Artist: Curtis Fuller
Album: Smokin'
Label: Mainstream
Year: 1972; release: 1974
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-ri)
Size: 91,4 mb
Total time: 40:31

A surprisingly nice album for Mainstream and one that features this legendary hard bop trombonist playing with a slightly-funky electric combo that includes Cedar Walton, Earl Dunbar, Mickey Bass, Jimmy Heath, and Billy Higgins. The tracks are long and open-ended, with a good rolling groove handled nicely by Fuller. Titles include "Sop City", "Smokin", and "Jacques' Groove".
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