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miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018

4 Jacks • Deal With It

Editorial Reviews
Anson Funderburgh, Big Joe Maher, Kevin McKendree, Steve Mackey. There's hardly enough room here to list the accomplishments of these 4 artists, only that the whole is even better than the parts. I know that's a pretty big claim but the music on this disc is all the proof one needs. Its just what you would expect from these top shelf musicians whose song writing and playing skills has the authenticity that few players can produce while still sounding fresh and vital.

Jimmy Smith • The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith

lunes, 15 de enero de 2018

Tony Kinsey • The Decca Sessions

Melvin Rhyne • Tomorrow Yesterday Today

A Hammond B-3 heavyweight since his days with Wes Montgomery, Melvin Rhyne returns to the fold for his first Criss Cross release since 2000's Classmasters.
His seventh effort for the label as a leader, Tomorrow Yesterday Today features guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Kenny Washington on a prime set of standards, with four cuts adding special guest tenorman Tad Shull.

The Madeira • Sandstorm

The Madeira plays surf music born of screaming wind over the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, deafening echoes of waves pounding the Gibraltar Rock, joyous late-night gypsy dances in the small towns of Andalucia, and exotic cacophony of the Marrakesh town
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock

domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Kenny Burrell • Jazz For A Lazy Day

One of the leading exponents of straight-ahead jazz guitar, Kenny Burrell is a highly influential artist whose understated and melodic style, grounded in bebop and blues, made him in an in-demand sideman from the mid-'50s onward and a standard by which many jazz guitarists gauge themselves to this day. Born in Detroit in 1931, Burrell grew up in a musical family in which his mother played piano and sang in the Second Baptist Church choir and his father favored the banjo and ukulele. Burrell began playing guitar at age 12 and quickly fell under the influence of such artists as Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Moore, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters. Surrounded by the vibrant jazz and blues scene of Detroit, Burrell began to play gigs around town and counted among his friends and bandmates pianist Tommy Flanagan, saxophonists Pepper Adams and Yusef Lateef, drummer Elvin Jones, and others. In 1951, Burrell made his recording debut on a combo session that featured trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie as well as saxophonist John Coltrane, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and bassist Percy Heath. Although his talent ranked among the best of the professional jazz players at the time, Burrell continued to study privately with renowned classical guitarist Joe Fava and enrolled in the music program at Wayne State University. Upon graduating in 1955 with a B.A. in music composition and theory, Burrell was hired for a six-month stint touring with pianist Oscar Peterson's trio. Then, in 1956, Burrell and Flanagan moved to New York City and immediately became two of the most sought-after sidemen in town, performing on gigs with such luminaries as singers Tony Bennett and Lena Horne, playing in Broadway pit orchestras, as well as recording with an array of legendary musicians including Coltrane, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, organist Jimmy Smith, vocalist Billie Holiday, and many others. Burrell made his recorded debut as a leader on the 1956 Blue Note session Introducing Kenny Burrell -- technically his second session for the label, but the first to see release. From the late '50s onward, Burrell continued to record by himself and with others, and has appeared on countless albums over the years including such notable albums as 1957's The Cats featuring Coltrane, 1963's Midnight Blue featuring saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, 1965's Guitar Forms with arrangements by Gil Evans, and 1968's Blues -- The Common Ground. Beginning in 1971, Burrell started leading various college seminars including the first regular course to be held in the United States on the music of composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington. He continued performing, recording, and teaching throughout the '80s and '90s, releasing several albums including 1989's Guiding Spirit, 1991's Sunup to Sundown, 1994's Collaboration with pianist LaMont Johnson, 1995's Primal Blue, and 1998's church music-inspired Love Is the Answer. In 2001, Burrell released the relaxed quartet date A Lucky So and So on Concord and followed it up in 2003 with Blue Muse. He celebrated turning 75 years old in 2006 by recording a live date, released a year later as 75th Birthday Bash Live! In 2010, Burrell released the live album Be Yourself: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, recorded at Lincoln Center's smaller club-like venue, followed two years later by Special Requests (And Other Favorites): Live at Catalina's. In 2015, Burrell released The Road to Love, recorded live at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood. Besides continuing to perform, Burrell is the founder and director of the Jazz Studies Program at UCLA as well as president emeritus of the Jazz Heritage Foundation

Herbie Mann • Today!

This album by flutist Herbe Mann was arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson and released in 1967 on Atlantic Records. It features Jimmy Owens on trumpet and Dave Pike on vibes among others, the groove is cool and swinging, with nice latin percussion by Carlos "Patato" Valdes.

Johnny 'Hammond' Smith • Imagination

Grabado en el sello Warwick, este álbum permite apreciar las etapas más tempranas de Johnny al órgano, en búsqueda del estilo que lo definiría en los '60.


Recorded at the Warwick label, this album can appreciate the earliest stages of Johnny the body in search of style that would define in the '60s.

sábado, 13 de enero de 2018

VA • It's Shuffle'n Ska Time With Lloyd The Matador Daley

Lloyd Daley also known as Lloyd's the Matador (born 12 July 1939, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican electronic technician, sound system pioneer,studio engineer and reggae producer.
Daley had success in the early reggae period on his Matador label with artists like Jackie Mittoo ("Dark of the Sun") or The Scorchers ("Ugly Man").
His biggest hit came out in 1969 with Little Roy and his rasta song "Bongo Nyah" which became a long-time Jamaican number one.[citation needed] He then produced other popular singles for artists like The Abyssinians ("Yim Mas Gan") recorded 23 November 1972, The Ethiopians ("Owe Me No Pay Me"), Dennis Brown ("Things in Life")and ("Baby Don't do it"), The Wailing Souls ("Gold Digger"), the first recordings of The Gladiators ("Freedom Train", "Rockaman Soul"), Alton Ellis ("Back to Africa" and "Lord Deliver Us" another Jamaican hit), John Holt or The Paragons. In the book Reggae, The Rough Guide, Steve Barrow commented that the releases "...superbly demonstrate how Jamaica's musical heritage should be presented".
He also released many instrumental tunes with Johnnie Moore or Lloyd Charmers ("Zylon" was a 1969 hit) and dee-jay versions of his hits with artists like U-Roy ("Sound of the Wise" and "Scandal", both recorded in October 1969).[citation needed] In 1971, Daley released Little Roy's "Hard Fighter" version, recorded by The Hippy Boys, and named "Voo-doo". It was one of the first instrumental dub tunes where drum and the bass had a dominating role.
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