lunes, 27 de marzo de 2017

Jackie Wilson & Count Basie • Manufacturers of Soul

Conocemos a Count Basie, pero Jackie Wilson?

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (9 de junio, 1934 – 21 de enero, 1984) fue un cantante y artista norteamericano. Conocido como "Mr. Excitement", Wilson fue importante en la transición del rhythm and blues al soul. Fue un reputado showman además de uno de los más dinámicos intérpretes y artistas de la historia del R&B y el rock. Alcanzó la fama en sus primeros años como miembro del grupo vocal de R&B Billy Ward and His Dominoes, continuó su carrera en solitario en el año 1957 y grabó más de 50 canciones de éxito que comprendían estilos como el R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop y el easy listening. En 1975 durante un concierto benéfico, sufrió un ataque al corazón en el escenario que le sumió en un coma durante casi nueve años hasta su muerte en 1984. Por esta época, se había convertido en uno de los artistas más influyentes de su generación.

Incluido en el Salón de la Fama Grammy en dos ocasiones, así como en el Salón de la Fama del Rock en 1987. En 2004, la revista Rolling Stone situó a Jackie Wilson en el puesto 68 de la lista de los 100 mejores artistas de todos los tiempos


Skeewiff • Skeewiff vs KPM


The Latin Jazz Quintet • Latin Soul

A wonderful batch of Latin Jazz grooves – played by a group who more than deserved the right to call themselves the Latin Jazz Quintet! The core sound features vibes and piano jamming away nicely, really hitting some great modal rhythms – but this album's also got an added bonus in the presence of alto player Bobby Capers, an old bandmate of Mongo Santamaria, and a real killer of a player on a hard Latin groove! Capers really makes this album shine – cutting in some hard-edged sax solos amidst the warmer pulse of the vibes and piano – and titles include some hard grooving classics like "Rip a Dip", "Dilly Dali", "Blues Waltz", "Milestones", "Red Top", and "Sunday Go Meetin'".  [Dusty Groove]

Baja Marimba Band • Baja Marimba Band

Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey • On View At The Five Spot Cafe

Lalo Schifrin • Bossa Nova - New Brazilian Jazz

Rhoda Scott • A 'Lorgue Hammond vol 2

Herbie Mann • The beat goes on

VA • Organized!

Baby Face Willette, Barbara Dennerlein, Bill Doggett, Brother Jack McDuff, Hammond, Ingfried Hoffmann, James Brown, Jimmy Smith, Milt Buckner, Odell Brown, Rhoda Scott, Shirley Scott, Walter Wanderley ...

The Three Sounds • Standards

Dave Pike • Pike's Peak

Review by Scott Yanow
This Portrait LP was vibraphonist Dave Pike's second recording as a leader. Pike is joined by bassist Herbie Lewis, drummer Walter Perkins, and most notably pianist Bill Evans. It was one of the pianist's first sessions after the tragic death of his bassist, Scott LaFaro, and gives listeners a rare opportunity to hear Evans this late in his career as a sideman. The music is fairly spontaneous, consisting of two ballads, "Besame Mucho," "Vierd Blues," and Pike's "Why Not" (inspired by Miles Davis' "So What"). An excellent if generally overlooked straight-ahead set.

Dave Pike — Vibraphone
Bill Evans — Piano
Herbie Lewis — Bass
Walter Perkins — Drums

Barney Kessel • Kessel Plays Standards

Review by Scott Yanow
Guitarist Barney Kessel teams up with Bob Cooper (mostly on oboe but also doubling a bit on tenor), either Claude Williamson or Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig or Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne or Chuck Thompson on drums. Other than his own "64 Bars on Wilshire" and "Barney's Blues," the repertoire on this CD reissue is comprised of jazz standards. Inventive frameworks and the utilization of Cooper's jazz oboe (a real rarity in jazz of the time) give the otherwise boppish reissue its own personality.