quinta-feira, 31 de março de 2011

Paul Motian Trio - Sound of Love at Village Vanguard 1995

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard on 5, June, 1995

Paul Motian Drums Bill Frisell Guitar Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone

1. Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) 13:27
2. Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) 9:13
3. Mumbo Jumbo (Paul Motian) 7:31
4. Once Around The Park (Paul Motian) 6:52
5. Good Morning Heartache (Ervin Drake/Dan Fisher/Irene Higginbotham) 8:59
6. Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke/Thelonious Monk) 7:15
7. Play (Paul Motian) 6:07

Edel Records (1997) | 20-bit digital recording | Total time: 59:27
MP3@320Kbps : 135 MB

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Joe Pass Trio Live at Donte’s 1974

Recorded on December 8 & 9, 1974 at the famous Donte’s in Los Angeles, California

Joe Pass guitarJim Hugart bassFrank Severino drums

01. Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma
02. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
03. Time For Love

04. Donte’s Inferno
05. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
06. Secret Love

07. Sweet Georgia Brown

08. Milestones

09. What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life

10. Blues For Pam


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George Adams and Don Pullen Quartet Live at The Village Vanguard 1983

Recorded Live on August 19, 1983 at the Village Vanguard N Y C

George Adams Tenor saxophone Don Pullen Piano Cameron Brown Bass Dannie Richmond Drums

Live at the Village Vanguard (Vol. 1) (1983)
1. The Necessary Blues
2. Solitude
3. Intentions
4. Diane
Live at the Village Vanguard (Vol. 2) (1984)
Saturday Night in the Cosmos
2. City Gates
3. The Great Escape
4. Big Alice

vol1 ÷ vol2

The Live at the Village Vanguard dates (sold separately as Volume 1 and 2) were recorded during their gig at the Vanguard on August 19, 1983 and put out on the Soul Note label. As live concerts, the music is often more freewheeling than their studio sessions and consequently, the energy level is quite high throughout. Unfortunately, the recording quality is less than perfect, with a fairly anemic sound pervading despite the obvious passion of the music and its players. Such is often the price of live dates however, and since these are out of print, but at least still findable, one can hardly complain.

quarta-feira, 30 de março de 2011

Wes Montgomery Complete Live at Jorgies Jazz Club 1961

Recorded in Aug. 19, 1961 at Jorgies Jazz Club, Gas Light Square, St. Louis, Mo.

Wes Montgomery guitar Monk Montgomery bass Buddy Montgomery piano Billy Hart drums Elvin Bunn conga

1 . All of You
2 . Heartstrings
3 . Summertime
4 . Back to Bach to Bock
5 . There Will Never Be Another You
6 . Let's Make The Most Of A Beautiful Thing
7 . More I See You
8 . More Than Likely -
9 . Starlight
10 . Round Midnight

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Wes Montgomery and The Complete Smokin' at the Half Note in 1965

Recorded on June 22, 24, 26, 27, 1965 at the now defunct Half Note in NYC

Wes Montgomery on guitar Wynton Kelly on piano Paul Chambers on bass Jimmy Cobb on drums

1. No Blues (M.Davis) 12:52
2. If You Could See Me Now (Dameron-Sigman) 8:20
3. Willow Weep For Me (A.Ronnell) 7:35
4. Impressions (J.Coltrane) 5:06
5. Portrait Of Jennie (Burdge-Robinson) 2:44
6. Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Rodgers-Hammerstein) 5:21
7. Oh, You Crazy Moon (Van Heusen-Burke) 5:21
8. Four On Six (W.Montgomery) 9:30
9. Misty (Garner-Burke) 6:44
Time: 63:39

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It has been well established by jazz pundits that Smokin' at the Half Note is one of the seminal recordings of live jazz guitar. Recorded on June 24, 1965 at the now defunct Half Note in NYC, it paired the legendary guitarist with Miles Davis' 50s rhythm section, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Their playing is the stuff of legend. What is definitely not stuff of legend though is Verve's marketing policy. Of the original LP album only two of the original five tracks were recorded at the Half Note ("No Blues" and "If You Could See Me Now"). At the behest of producer Creed Taylor, the other three were re-recorded on September 22, 1965 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey. To further complicate matters, the remaining Half note numbers were included in the LP Willow Weep for Me, a posthumous 1969 album laced with Claus Ogerman's string and brass arrangements (shock, horror!) added in the studio. For comic relief, Willow won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. No doubt Wes was smiling in the sky. Our mission here is to demystify dubious artistic/marketing decisions made by clueless record producers and this 1998 version issued for the Japanese market puts things in order as it contains all nine numbers recorded during that historical night at the Half Note. I even went the extra step of adding Rodgers' and Hammersteins' version of The Surrey with the Fringe on Top contained in Wes' the The Verve Jazz Sides double CD as all previous issues of this track were heavily edited (a mid-solo fade-out in our case). This version restores as much of the original performance as possible, as heavy editing of the tape has rendered full recreation of the original an impossibility.

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Herbie Mann At the Village Gate 1961

Recorded live 17, November 1961 At Village Gate in New York City

Herbie Mann Flutes Hagood Hardy Vibraharp Ahmed Abdul-Malik Double Bass
Ray Mantilla Congas and Percussion Chief Bey Africand Drums and Percussion Rudy Collins Drums
Ben Tucker Double Bass - on 1st track only

1 . Com’in Home Baby (Ben Tucker/Bob Dorough) 8:41
2 . Summertime (Dubose Heyward/George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) 10:26
3 . It Ain’t Necessarily So (George Gerschwin/Ira Greschwin) 19:57

Total time: 39:04


MP3 320 Kbps | 92 Mb (covers inc.) | Live recording

Label: WEA/Warner

Remarkably few of flutist Herbie Mann’s recordings are available on CD, but fortunately this one did get reissued. Mann’s hit version of “Comin’ Home Baby” from this live set became his first big hit.
Composer Ben Tucker plays second bass on that cut, and Mann’s other sidemen include vibraphonist Hagood Hardy, bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, drummer Rudy Collins, and Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla on percussion. In addition to “Comin’ Home Baby,” Mann and his men perform memorable versions of “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”; the latter is 20 minutes long. Recommended. - AMG

terça-feira, 29 de março de 2011


Recorded live at The Jazz East-West Festival, Tafelhalle, Nuremberg, on October 28, 1990

Maria João vocals
Aki Takase piano Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen bass

Announcement (Walter Schätzlein) 00:30
02 S. João / Quinta das Torrinhas (trad. / Peixoto) 10:23
03 Dr. Beat (Aki Takase) 05:20
04 Mae-Dou-Iho Nao (Maria João) 04:46
05 Yoridori Midori (Andreas Schmidt/Aki Takase) 06:10
06 Old Folks (Dedate Lee Hill) 09:26
07 Presto V. H. (Aki Takase) 07:32
08 Primaccini (Aki Takase/Maria João) 08:12
09 Alice (Aki Takase/Maria João) 08:40
10 What a Wonderful World (George Douglas/George Weiss) 04:19

ENJA 1992

segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2011

Paris Reunion Band - We Remember Klook 1990

Recorded in concert at the Moonwalker Live Music Club, May 19 & 20, 1989 Aarburg, Switzerland

The Paris Reunion Band
Nathan Davis soprano and tenor saxophones Carlos Ward alto saxophone Kirk Lightsey piano Jimmy Woode bass
Claus Reichstaller
trumpet Nat Adderley cornet Curtis Fuller trombone Louis Hayes drums

01 . Down Under - 4:14 (Freddie Hubbard) / arr: Nathan Davis
02 . Manteca - 10:05 (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Nathan Davis
03 . Bags' Groove - 7:35 (Milt Jackson)
04 . Jay Jay - 4:14 (Kenny Clarke) / arr: Nathan Davis
05 . Paris, Woody And Me - 5:20 (Nathan Davis) / arr: Nathan Davis
06 . Lament - 9:03 (J. J. Johnson)
07 . Resolution [from A Love Supreme] - 8:12 (John Coltrane) / arr: Nathan Davis
08 . Old Folks - 8:45 (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)

Sonet CD: SNTCD 1030 — We Remember Klook (1990)

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King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Blues at Montreux 1971

Recorded Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, June 17, 1971

King Curtis tenor and alto saxophoneChampion Jack Dupree piano, keyboards and vocals
Cornell Dupree guitarJerry Jemmott bass guitar
 Oliver Jackson drums

1 . Junker’s Blues - 8:10

2 . Sneaky Pete - 6:16

3 . Everything’s Gonna Be Alright - 5:29

4 . Get With It - 3:33

5 . Poor Boy Blues - 9:30
6 . I’m Having Fun - 5:21

Label : Atlantic
 :: Blues at Montreux ::

King Curtis was killed about 3 months after this performance.
“Well they call me a reefer smoker…”

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Benny Carter at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977

Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 13, 1977, Montreux, Switzerland

Benny Carter alto saxophone and trumpet Ray Bryant piano Niels-Henning Øersted-Pedersen double bass Jimmie Smith drums

1 . Three Little Words (Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby) 5:45
2 . In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington/Milt Gabler) 8:34
3 . Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 6:20
4 . Undecided (Sydney Robin/Charlie Shavers) 5:42
5 . Body And Soul (Frank Eyton/Johnny Green/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour) 7:03
6 . On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper/Ned Washington) 6:28
7 . Here's That Rainy Day (Johnny Burke/James Van Heusen) 6:02

Total time: 45:58

Label: Pablo (Fantasy, 1989, 24bit remastered)

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For this concert at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival, Benny Carter was in his musical prime, a condition he has thus far stayed at for over 65 years. Joined by the Ray Bryant Trio, the altoist romps through seven standards and plays some tasteful trumpet on "Body and Soul," proving once again that he is really is ageless; Carter was nearly 70 years old at the time.

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Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977

Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 15, 1977, Montreux, Switzerland

Joe Pass : Solo Guitar

1 . Blues for Yano San (Joe Pass) – 6:10
2 . Blues for Sitges (Pass) – 8:55
3 . Blues for Val (Pass) – 6:05
4 . Wait till You See Her (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:23
5 . She's Funny That Way (Neil Moret, Richard A. Whiting) – 5:03
6 . Blues for Martin (Pass) – 4:20
7 . This Masquerade (Leon Russell) – 5:56


Joe Pass’ set of unaccompanied solos at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival was originally supposed to stick to the blues. However, after performing three original blues, Pass changed his mind and played a couple of standards (“Wait Till You See Her” and “She’s Funny That Way”), another blues, and his version of a song that fellow guitarist George Benson made famous, “This Masquerade.” All of Joe Pass’ Pablo dates (this one has been reissued on CD via the OJC imprint) are well worth acquiring, but since there are so many others, this one falls just short of being essential. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975

Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 17–18, 1975, Montreux, Switzerland

Joe Pass : Solo Guitar

1 . You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder) – 5:12

2 . The Very Thought of You (Ray Noble) – 3:22

3 . Nobs (Joe Pass) – 4:07

4 . Lil’ Darlin’ (Neal Hefti) – 3:15
5 . Blues for Nina (Pass) – 2:51
6 . How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:24

7 .
More Than You Know (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 4:03

8 . Grete (Pass) – 3:32

9 . Nuages (Jacques Larue, Django Reinhardt) – 3:39
10 . I’m Glad There Is You (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz) – 4:03

11 . Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronell) – 4:05

This CD reissue features guitarist Joe Pass playing 11 unaccompanied solos live at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival. Prior to Pass, one rarely ever heard a guitarist play anything by himself unless it was a lyrical ballad. In the years before Stanley Jordan emerged with his tapping keyboard approach, Pass demonstrated that the guitar could be its own orchestra while using conventional (although highly developed) technique. This excellent set is highlighted by “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “More Than You Know” and three of the guitarist’s basic originals.
 ~ Scott Yanow 


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Wes Montgomery Live at Jorges Jazz Club in 1961

Recorded during a live performance Aug. 19, 1961 at Jorgies Jazz Club, Gas Light Square, St. Louis, Mo.

Wes Montgomery guitar Monk Montgomery bass Buddy Montgomery piano Billy Hart drums

1 . All of You
2 . Heartstrings
3 . Summertime
4 . Back to Bach to Bock

Recorded by Frank Sousan


domingo, 27 de março de 2011

Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner 1975

Live Recording at the Record Plant, Hollywood, California on July 30 & 31, 1975

Tom Waits vocals, guitar, piano Pete Christlieb saxophone, tenor saxophone Mike Melvoin piano, electric piano, keyboards
Jim Hughart upright bass Bill Goodwin drums

Side One
1 . (Opening Intro) 2:58
2 . Emotional Weather Report 3:47
3 . (Intro) to On a Foggy Night 2:16
4 . On a Foggy Night 3:48
5 . (Intro) to Eggs and Sausage 1:53
6 . Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson) 4:19

Side Two

1 . (Intro) to Better Off Without a Wife 3:02
2 . Better Off Without a Wife 3:59
3 . Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street) 11:30

Side Three
1 . (Intro) to Warm Beer and Cold Women 0:55
2 . Warm Beer and Cold Women 5:21
3 . (Intro) to Putnam County 0:47
4 . Putnam County 7:35
5 . Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission) Waits, Chuck E. Weiss 6:25

Side Four
1 . Nobody 2:51
2 . (Intro) to Big Joe and Phantom 309 0:40
3 . Big Joe and Phantom 309 Tommy Faile 6:29
4 . Spare Parts II and Closing Waits, Weiss 5:13

Track listing
All songs written by Tom Waits, except where noted.

The song "Big Joe and Phantom 309" is a cover of a song titled "Phantom 309", written by Tommy Faile and performed by Red Sovine on his 1967 album of the same name.


quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2011

Dizzy Gillespie Live at the Blue Note 1992

Recorded Live At The Blue Note, New York City, January 23-25, 1992

Dizzy Gillespie on vocals, trumpet, rhythm stick 
Clifford Jordan 
and David Sanchez on tenor saxophone Danilo Perez on piano
Also featuring
Lewis Nash, Jackie McLean, Kenny Washington, Bobby McFerrin
Benny Golson, George Mraz, Paquito D 'Rivera, Antonio Hart

To Diz With Love
01. Billie's Bounce
02. Confirmation
03. Mood Indigo
04. Straight No Chaser
05. A Night In Tunisia

To Bird With Love
01. Billie 's Bounce 

02. Bebop 

03. Ornithology 

04. Anthropology
05. Oo Pa Pa Da 

06. Diamond Jubilee Blues
07. Theme

To Diz With Love
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To Bird With Love
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Dizzy Gillespie and Ted Wilson, c. 1954
photo by 
Lisette Model

domingo, 20 de março de 2011

Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris Live At the Three Deuces (1947)

Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris : Live At the Three Deuces : 1947
Lossless : FLAC(tracks +.cue, log + scans) : 224 MB (+ 3% rec.)
Label: Highnote Records

Historic live performances at the Three Deuces in New York City 1947

Charlie Ventura tenor sax Bill Harris trombone
Ralph Burns piano Bob Leininger bass Dave Tough drums

1 . Characteristically B.H. (В. Harris) 9:54
2 . Blue Champagne (J. Eaton / F. Ryerson / G. Watts) 5:18
3 . Frolic Sam (C.C. Williams) 7:45
4 . High On An Open Mike (C. Ventura) 9:06
5 . Body And Soul (J. Green / E. Heyman / R. Sour) 7:37
6 . The Great Lie (C. Calloway / A. Gibson) 7:37
7 . Everything Happens To Me (T. Adair / M. Dennis) 3:18
Total Time: 51:48

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Charlie Ventura and Bill Harris made their mark among fellow jazz musicians but both died in obscurity. The reappearance of these historic live performances from 1947 are important parts of their discography, most of them transcribed by collector Jerry Newman during gigs at the Three Deuces. Unlike 78 rpm discs of the era, the musicians get a chance to stretch out at length. Ventura's boppish tenor sax shows the influence of swingers like Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, yet he is clearly speaking a new language on the instrument. Harris is a bit more economical with his notes but no less effective an improviser. The rhythm section features pianist/arranger Ralph Burns, bassist Bob Leininger and the tragic but gifted drummer Dave Tough. While this isn't a complete compilation of their material from this period, it represents most of the highlights. Highly recommended.

William P. Gottlieb at the Three Deuces in New York 1947

Bill Harris and Charlie Ventura, William P. Gottlieb's home (table tennis room), N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947

Bill Harris and Charlie Ventura, William P. Gottlieb's home (table tennis room), N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947

Charlie Ventura and Dave Tough, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947

Charlie Ventura, Curley Russell, Bill Harris, Ralph Burns, and Dave Tough, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947

Jack Teagarden, Bill Harris, Dave Tough, and Charlie Ventura, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

The Trumpet Summit - Tribute To Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Booker Little (1968)


The Trumpet Summit - Tribute To Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Booker Little
Live At The Club Ruby in May 22, 1968

Kenny Dorham, Woody Shaw, Bill Hardman, Blue Mitchell, Richard Williams and Walter Kelly
Lonnie Smith - Piano Peck Morrrison - Bass Walter Perkins - Drums

1) Bags Groove 15:02 : Solos: Dorham, Hardman, Williams
2) What’s New 19:23 : Solos: Shaw, Kelly, Mitchell
3) Confirmation 16:58 : Solos: Dorahm, Hardman, Williams
4) Blues 10:00 : Solos: Shaw, Kelly, Dorham, Mitchell, Hardman - fade
5) Sweet Clifford 19:50 : Solos: Shaw, Hardman, Williams, Dorham, Mitchell

Fresh Sound FSR CD 382

This album is hard-bop heaven for trumpeters. Billed as a tribute to Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Booker Little, it features Woody Shaw, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, Blue Mitchell, Richard Williams and the little-known Walter Kelly. The presence of so much concentrated brass firepower naturally brings out the competitive spirit. Shaw—23 at the time—dazzles with explosive pentatonics. His work on an uptempo version of “What’s New” answers the song’s title with a conception that would eventually solidify his place as an innovator. Dorham, on “Bags Groove” and “Confirmation,” shows off his mastery of bop’s harmonic language. You can hear how he had influenced Shaw at the time.

Mitchell takes a more lyrical, controlled approach to the proceedings and scores via contrast.

Hardman and Williams—lesser lights in the hierarchy—acquit themselves well in the contest. Kelly, more erratic, nevertheless holds his ground. The rhythm section—pianist Lonnie Liston Smith, bassist Peck Morrison and drummer Walter Perkins—is spirited and aggressive (especially Perkins on the nearly 20-minute “Sweet Clifford”). I wonder if such a tribute were held today, who would be called and whether the results.


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sábado, 19 de março de 2011

"The Velvet Touch Of Lenny Breau Live!" 1969

Recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California

Lenny Breau Guitar Ron Halldorson Bass Reg Kelln Drums

1 . Tuning Time (1:49)
2 . No Greater Love (6:37)
3 . The Claw (4:23)
4 . Indian Reflections For Ravi (3:12)
5 . That's All (5:42)
6 . Blues Theme (1:01)
7 . Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (5:30)
8 . Spanjazz (5:19)
9 . Bluesette (6:00)
10 . A Taste Of Honey (4:43)
11 . Blues Theme #2 (2:40)

Originally released in 1969 on RCA Records. Catalog Number: LSP-4199
Also released in 1969 on RCA Records in Canada. Catalog Number: KYL1-0462
Reissued on compact disc in 1994 on One Way Records. Catalog Number: OW 29315

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Richard Bona Makes You Sweat - Live (2008)

MP3 @ 320 Kbps - 146 MB
tracked at the club A38 in Budapest

Richard Bona - Bass & Vocal ~ Taylor Haskins - Trumpet ~ John Caban - Guitars
Etienne Stadwijk - Keyboards ~ Ernesto Simpson - Drums ~ Samuel Torres - Percussion

1 -
Engingilaye & Te Dikalo
2 - Kivu & Suninga
3 - Kalabancoro
4 - Samaouma
5 - O Sen Sen Sen
6 - Indiscretions & Please Don't Stop
7 - Djombwe & I Wish & Trains
8 - Te Dikalo

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Peter Evans Quartet Live in Lisbon (2010)

Recorded August 8 at the Jazz em Agosto Festival.

Peter Evans : trumpet ~ Ricardo Gallo : piano ~ Tom Blancarte : double bass ~ Kevin Shea : drums

1 . Introduction
2 . All
3 . Interlude 1
4 . Latticework
5 . Palimpsest
6 . Interlude 2
7 . What
8 . Interlude 3
9 . For ICP

Recorded at the Jazz em Agosto Festival in 2009, Live in Lisbon proposes another way to deal with the old American standards. Instead of passively reproducing the song formats, trumpeter extraordinaire Peter Evans uses its compositional elements as "found materials". And yes, there's some analogies with the visual artist Marcel Duchamp's "ready mades". Those elements can be the tempos, the harmonies, the melodic phrases, but taken apart, deconstructed and gathered in different patterns, in order to enhance improvisation and to liberate choices during the performative process.
For instance, "All The Things You Are" by Jerome Kern, "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn", "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" by Charles Mingus, and "What Is This Thing Called Love" by Cole Porter are subjected to this procedure. In consequence, each piece functions like a puzzle being assembled moment by moment - you can recognize the inner materials or not, but they're always present in some form. This is not an attempt to turn simple things complex, but to achieve a looser approach in the context of the centuries old equation between written (by historic masters) and spontaneous collective composition (with contributions from Ricardo Gallo, Tom Blancarte, and Kevin Shea). In his liner notes, Evans says it all: "It is great fun to see what elements of surprise we can squeeze out of something that, on its surface, may seem very familiar." In truth, simplicity is the name of the game here played, and it emerges in various levels, from the most intriguing to the unexpected.
~ Clean Feed

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domingo, 13 de março de 2011

Kenny Burrell one Night at the Vanguard (1959)

Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, NY on September 16, 1959

Kenny Burrell, guitar Richard Davis, bass Roy Haynes, drums

1 . All Night Long (5:15)
2 . Will You Still Be Mine? (4:24)
3 . I'm A Fool To Want You (4:38)
4 . Trio (4:20)
5 . Broadway (4:18)
6 . Soft Winds (3:17)
7 . Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' (4:18)
8 . Well, You Needn't (4:29)

1966 Man at Work (a.k.a. Live At The Village Vanguard 1959)
Kenny Burrell's storied career as perhaps the premier modern jazz guitarist has been documented by many efforts in the studio, but here's a nightclub date that may well be highly ranked as one of his very best efforts. The spontaneity and freshness of Burrell's lyric lines and deft chords is further enhanced by perhaps the most advanced musicians he has ever played with — bassist Richard Davis and drummer Roy Haynes. For music done in 1959, this is heady, seat-of-the-pants, brilliantly executed jazz that is mostly based in standards, but stretched to exacting tolerances that bend, but are not close to breaking. Davis provides strong support without going as outward as he did later in life, while Haynes might sound subdued to his fans, yet has an elastic presence that allows the other two a lot of freedom to fully articulate this modern mainstream language as a prelude heading into the turbulent sixties. On this straight reissue that originally sported the title "Man At Work," the trio plays all standards save the lively blues groove, more pronounced than the studio version of Burrell's "All Night Long," and the Erroll Garner tune "Trio," where Burrell's proves expert at combining singles lines and chords in balance. Most of the material is very upbeat and energetic as on the fast and quick "Will You Still Be Mine," and the bop swing of "Broadway" mixed up a little melodically by Burrell. The love of Duke Ellington's music is always with the guitarist as rendered during "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'," where the genius of Burrell is extant in his ability to provide his own counterpoint. Burrell's other precious component is his ability to relax and consistently swing as on Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't," Benny Goodman's poignant and simple "Soft Winds," and dipping deep into the tenderness quotient on the ballad "I'm A Fool To Want You" aside the tango flavored bass of Davis. A solid effort top-to-bottom, and a recording most highly recommended, this is Burrell and his extraordinary trio very close to, if not truly in their prime, and their element. ~ Michael G. Nastos


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Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)

Recorded live at the Café Central, Madrid Spain 2008

Ben Sidran Organ, Vocals Bob Rockwell Tenor Saxophone, Flute Leo Sidran Drums and Vocals Louka Patenaude Guitar

1 . Welcome To The Central 1:36
2 . Gotta Serve Somebody 5:14
3 . Take Me To The River 7:39
4 . Drinkin' n Thinkin' 5:03
5 . A Room In The Desert 6:28
6 . Straight No Chaser 5:50
7 . Something For You To Do 0:22
8 . See That Rock 7:13
9 . Subterranean Homesick Blues 5:47
10 . Folio 8:57
11 . Cave Dancing 10:37

This is Ben Sidran's first Hammond B3 organ project. It's an instrument he has played for forty years, and occasionally (as on his recent radio-friendly CD Nick's Bump) featured on recordings. But CIEN NOCHES - the title refers to the fact that over a period of ten years he performed one hundred nights at Madrid's famed Cafe Central - is the first time he has paid direct tribute to the instrument and the club scene it spawned.
The album includes the original songs "Get It Yourself", an acerbic commentary on the rock and roll industry, and "Cave Dancing", an extended parable of jazz and the roots of religion. In addition, it features two Bob Dylan classics, "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" along with saxophonist Bob Rockwell's "Drinkin' and Thinkin", an obvious party favorite.
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Donald Byrd Quintet at the Olympia '58

Donald Byrd Quintet
Complete Live at the Olympia

Recorded at "L'Olympia", Paris ; October 22, 1958 [# Cd. 1 & Cd. 2 #1-4]
& "Au Chat qui Pêche", Paris ; October 29, 1958 [bonus]

Donald Byrd trumpet
Bobby Jaspar tenor saxophone & flute [out on *]
Walter Davis Jr. piano
Doug Watkins bass
Art Taylor drums

Cd 1
1 . Dear Old Stockholm (traditional) 12:24
2 . Paul's Pal (Rollins) 12:22
3 . Flute Blues (Jaspar) 7:11
4 . Ray's Idea (Brown) 7:26
5 . The Blues Walk (Brown) 8:07
6 . Salt Peanuts #1 (Gillespie, Clarke) 2:07
7 . Parisian Thoroughfare (Powell) 9:04
8 . Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:18
9 . 52nd Street Theme (Monk) 6:39
10 . Formidable (Davis Jr.) 9:14

Cd 2
1 . At this Time (Byrd) 9:40
2 . Two Bass Hit (Gillespie, Lewis) 3:40
3 . Salt Peanuts #2 (Gillespie, Clarke) 2:02
4 . More of the Same (Traditional) 6:42

Bonus tracks
5 . Parisian Thoroughfare (Powell) 17:28
6 . At this Time* (Byrd) 7:02
7 . 52nd Street Theme* (Monk) 6:50
8 . All the Things You Are (Kern, Hammerstein II) 11:29
9 . It Might as Well Be Spring* (Rodgers, Hammerstein II) 6:32
10 . My Funny Valentine* (Rodgers, Hart) 5:51

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PW : melanchthon

Thanks to Melanchthon