miércoles, 30 de abril de 2014

Yuji Ohno Trio & Friends • Cool For Joy



Tracklist
1. The Gift!(Recado Bossa Nova)
2. Autumn In Praha
3. Cool For Joy
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Golden Game
6. Cool Vibration
7. Feary Night
8. The Look of Love
9. Theme From Lupin3(Waltz Version)
10. Loss of Love

Label: Wint / 2005


119 MB / mp3-320Kbps









Nicola Conte • Other Directions


Review by Thom Jurek
For those who became acquainted with Nicola Conte via his Bossa Per Due and Jet Sounds Revisited, Other Directions will come as a real surprise. Along with being a producer and DJ, Conte is a classically trained musician who is a multi-instrumentalist and a very accomplished arranger. His previous work in the acid jazz and electronic bossa movements could not have prepared listeners for this solid jazz and bossa nova set. Working with a tough, top-notch group of Italian jazz players -- the country's jazz scene has a built-in lyricism, whether in the vanguard realm or in the "tradition" that puts most American counterparts to shame in terms of swing -- Conte uses all but his DJ skills to create a musical tapestry that reflects the perfect meld of jazz and bossa that occurred in the early '60s while moving both musics forward with his sophisticated yet soulful and accessible arrangements. Till Bronner guests on "Sea and Sand," the disc's first cut, playing trumpet and singing in his plaintive, Chet Baker-derived style (he's a more proficient singer than his mentor). On "Wanin' Moon," Bembe Segue gets the vocal nod, but it's saxophonist Daniele Scannapieco and flugelhornist Fabrizio Bosso with their exotic yet bluesy solos that take the cake on the tune. The Afro-Brazilian rhythmics on "Nefertiti," (no relation to the Miles Davis tune) drive a wordless vocal and tight horn section that counters the intense polyrhythms as Bosso's trumpet takes the first break, wailing in the middle register with relatively few notes to capture the dark groove perfectly. Pierpaolo Bisogno's vibraphone keeps soloists and percussionists anchored in the groove. "A time for Spring" gently nods toward "Take Five," for its intro, before becoming a shimmering, pop-jazz nugget that combines bossa, cool, and post-bop. Truth be told, there isn't a dud in the bunch. The vibe is relaxed, the music open, even when complex -- check out "Dharma Bums" -- and the execution is precise and full of soulful, airy grooves. Bossa nova is the wheel on which everything turns here, and Conte knows how to shade and color his harmonics with texture and chromatic subtlety. This is a jazz record for folks who don't really like jazz, but jazz fans will be delighted by its many twists and turns, never forsaking vamps or lyricism for rhythm, while making rhythm a central tenet of each composition. This is a winner through and through. It's a shame it was only issued on Blue Note in Europe (the American label is largely clueless and is trying to score pop radio hits these days while issuing the same jazz records over and over). Other Directions is the perfect recording for American fans of fine jazz and bossa nova. It's hip, elegant, graceful, and smart.

Temas:
CD1
01. Sea And Sand [03:59]
02. Wanin' Moon [04:56]
03. Nefertiti [06:19]
04. Impulso [04:32]
05. A Time For Spring [03:57]
06. Kind Of Sunshine [05:42]
07. Aphrodite's Dream [04:33]
08. Several Shades Of Dawn [03:37]
09. The Dharma Bums [04:51]
10. All Gone [04:09]
11. Other Directions [05:55]
12. The In Between [04:04]
13. Le Depart [04:05]

CD2
01. Charade [05:37]
02. Danubian [03:27]
03. Bohemian's Dilemma [04:56]
04. Nefertiti (Alternative Version) [06:23]
05. Waltz Of The Sirens [07:06]
06. Teardrop Painted Blue [04:18]
07. Quiet Stars [02:58]
08. Kind Of Sunshine (Extended Version) [06:07]
09. Wanin' Moon (Alternative Version) [04:37]

Nicola Conte Composer, Guitar, Primary Artist
Lisa Bassenge Vocals
Pierpaolo Bisogno Bongos, Vibraphone
Fabrizio Bosso Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Till Brönner Trumpet, Vocals
Pietro Ciancaglini Double Bass
Rosario Giuliani Sax (Alto)
Pietro Lussu Piano
Lucia Minetti Vocals
Gianluca Petrella Trombone
Daniele Scannapieco Sax (Tenor)
Bembe Segue Vocals
Nicola Stilo Flute
Lorenzo Tucci Drums
Cristina Zavalloni Vocals

Total Time: 01:45:37

248 MB / 320 Kbps









Big Rhythm Combo • Too Small To Dance



Tracklist
01. Let It Go (3:32)
02. (I Have) Nothing Left (3:11)
03. I Can't Deny It (5:56)
04. Sure Cure For The Blues (4:17)
05. I Wanna Hug Ya Kiss Ya Squeeze Ya (3:47)
06. Don't Start Cry'n Now (3:32)
07. Kiss You In The Morning (4:24)
08. Cleveland Ohio Blues (4:08)
09. Oil Can Harry (3:05)
10. I Stepped In Quicksand (5:34)
11. Susan Anne (4:32)
12. That Mellow Saxophone (2:51)
13. Song For Mr. Tiny (3:10)
14. Now Or Never (4:06)
15. Tell Me That You Love Me (3:17)
16. Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style Again (2:56)
17. Too Small To Dance (2:31)

Big Rhythm Combo: Lynwood Slim (vocals, harmonica); Fred Kaplan (guitar, piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Kid Ramos (guitar); Tyler Pedersen (bass); Richard Innes (drums).Additional personnel includes: Spyder Mittleman, Jeff "Big Dad" Turmes (saxophone); Tom Dennison (trombone).
Orig Year 1997
Release Date Apr 04, 2000
Total Time: 64:56
Label: Pacific Blues

149 MB / mp3-320Kbps

http://www.youtube.com/v/yIyZc1TTss8
http://www.youtube.com/v/_LPwUAp5lJI
http://www.youtube.com/v/QlHp__ntmWc






Les McCann • Soul Hits



credits:
Les McCann (piano)
Joe Pass (guitar)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Paul Humphrey (drums)

Recorded:
Oct. 29 & 30, 1963 at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA

Track List:
Side 1 -
Back At The Chicken Shack (Jimmy Smith) - 3:58
Sack O' Woe (Julian Adderley) - 3:06
Groove Yard (Carl Perkins) - 3:17
Sermonette (Nat Adderley) - 2:30
Sonnymoon For Two (Sonny Rollins) - 2:38
Side 2 -
Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) - 3:00
Shiny (Silk) Stockings (Frank Foster) - 3:55
Sister Sadie (Horace Silver) - 4:02
Li'l Darlin' (Neil Hefti) - 3:38
Work Song (Nat Adderley) - 4:10
+ alt. takes & Unissued takes

146 MB / mp3-320Kbps

http://www.youtube.com/v/R4lumqzGMfE
http://www.youtube.com/v/9_Yf--EPGrU?
http://www.youtube.com/v/gj3_vCgaijE
http://www.youtube.com/v/TOwvtaLFTRQ







Leon Spencer • Where Im Coming From



Leon Spencer (1945 - March 11, 2012) was an American acid jazz / soul jazz organist born in Houston, Texas. He played piano with David Newman, and later organ with Melvin Sparks.
Spencer is best known for his albums for the Prestige Records label in the early 1970s, i.e. Sneak Preview (1970) Louisiana Slim (1971) and Where I'm Coming From (1973). Some of the musicians who appeared with him on these albums include Grover Washington, Jr., Idris Muhammad, Melvin Sparks and Buddy Caldwell.


Tracklist
A1 Superstition 6:45
A2 Give Me Your Love 5:23
A3 Keeper Of The Castle 5:20
B1 Trouble Man 6:45
B2 The Price A Po' Man's Got To Pay 5:25
B3 Where I'm Coming From 5:35

Personnel
Leon Spencer - organ, vocals
Jon Faddis (tracks 1-4), Virgil Jones (track 6), Victor Paz (tracks 1-4) - trumpet
Hubert Laws - flute (tracks 6)
Seldon Powell - flute, tenor saxophone (tracks 1-4)
Frank Wess - flute, baritone saxophone, conductor (tracks 1-4)
Sonny Fortune - alto saxophone (track 6)
Dave Hubbard - tenor saxophone (tracks 6)
Joe Beck, Melvin Sparks (tracks 6) - guitar
Ernie Hayes - electric piano (tracks 1-4)
George Duvivier - bass (tracks 1-4)
Idris Muhammad (track 6), Grady Tate (tracks 1-5) - drums
Buddy Caldwell - congas (track 6)
Ed Bogas - arranger (tracks 1-4)

78 MB / mp3-320Kbps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFCEpVqr1mM
http://www.youtube.com/v/zT7ie6KNdpE
http://www.youtube.com/v/p4Ib1iB2piA






Paul Desmond & The Moder Jazz Quartet • Live At Town Hall



review
by Richard S. Ginell
The MJQ made their annual Christmas gig at New York's Town Hall one year, and who should show up after intermission but Paul Desmond, who would hardly bring himself to play with anyone in those days, save a Creed Taylor record date or two. The cool classical modernists and the dry-martini altoist are not unexpectedly a close fit -- after all, Percy Heath and especially Connie Kay had been fixtures on Desmond's solo sessions -- and they do some relaxed swinging turns on some congenial standards, adaptations of P.D. tunes ("La Paloma," "Greensleeves", one current hit ("Jesus Christ Superstar" in a cute John Lewis arrangement), and the inevitable "Bags' Groove" (here entitled "Bags' New Groove". Again, Desmond softly intones perhaps his favorite standard in the repertoire (he recorded it countless times), "You Go to My Head," tumbling contrapuntally around Milt Jackson in the tune, while "East of the Sun" has a fine chase sequence between the two down the stretch. Though they had been friends since the 1950s, this was apparently the only time the MJQ and Desmond ever performed in public, making this one-off album (issued well after Desmond's death through Lewis's efforts) a thing to savor for fans of all five musicians.

Tracklisting:
1. Greensleeves (3:10)
2. You Go To My Head (7:56)
3. Blue Dove (4:55)
4. Jesus Christ Superstar (4:54)
5. Here's That Rainy Day (4:50)
6. East Of The Sun (8:25)
7. Bags' New Groove (5:10)
Paul Desmond (as), Milt Jackson (vb), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d).
Label Red Baron / Orig December 25-1971 / Release Date Nov 09, 1993 / Recording Time 39 minutes

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Patrimonio Arquitectónico de Moscú del arquitecto Fyodor Schechtel


Fyodor Schechtel fue un arquitecto, artista gráfico y escenógrafo de Rusia, el maestro más influyente y prolífico de Art Nouveau en Rusia y de la arquitectura neorrusa.
Inició su carrera en el contexto de un lenguaje arquitectónico neogótico, que se transformó en una arquitectura neorrusa ejemplificada en los pabellones que proyectó para la Exposición Internacional de Glasgow de 1901, en los que, sin embargo, ya demuestra una predilección por los nuevos materiales, combinando la madera con el hierro y el vidrio. En la estación Yaroslavl (1902) las amplias fachadas de cerámica gris, coronadas por la esbelta cubierta, se enriquecen con un gran friso de cerámica policroma con estilizaciones vegetales geometrizadas.
De las viviendas que el arquitecto construyó para la nueva burguesía moscovita destaca la Casa Ryabushinsky (1900-1903), actual Museo Gorky, considerada el máximo exponente de la arquitectura modernista rusa. En el exterior destaca la claridad volumétrica, de formas cúbicas, matizada por motivos ornamentales derivados de la naturaleza del friso de mosaico poblado por los colores del iris. En el interior se conserva la decoración original, y destaca el espacio de la escalera con la magnífica barandilla de formas orgánicas. Paralelamente, en la Casa Derozhinskaya (1901-1902) los espacios se organizan de modo asimétrico y funcional en torno al vestíbulo central y las artes decorativas adoptan formas más geometrizantes.

Este libro en idioma ruso, pero con texto editable (copiar y pegar), ofrece sus obras en Moscú, donde esencialmnete desarrolló su profesión.

pdf / 34MB / 180págs.

















Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators - Metropolitan Museum of Art


Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators

Michael Norris

This resource presents medieval art in the Museum's collection from Western Europe and Byzantium and provides strategies for teaching art of the Middle Ages. Among the contents are an overview of medieval times and art; a discussion of aspects of medieval life, including knighthood and monasticism; information on materials and techniques; lesson plans; a map; a glossary; and a bibliography.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's teacher-training programs and accompanying materials are made possible through a generous grant from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose.

pdf / ingles / 194 págs.














Pete Fountain • A Touch Of Class



Artist Biography by Scott Yanow
One of the most famous of all New Orleans jazz clarinetists, Pete Fountain has the ability to play songs that he has performed a countless number of times (such as "Basin Street Blues" with so much enthusiasm that one would swear he had just discovered them. His style and most of his repertoire have remained unchanged since the late '50s, yet he never sounds bored. In 1948, Fountain (who is heavily influenced by Benny Goodman and Irving Fazola) was a member of the Junior Dixieland Band and this was followed by a stint with Phil Zito and an important association with the Basin Street Six (1950-1954), with whom the clarinetist made his first recordings. In 1955, Fountain was a member of the Dukes of Dixieland, but his big breakthrough came when he was featured playing a featured Dixieland number or two on each episode of The Lawrence Welk Show during 1957-1959. After he left, he moved back to New Orleans, opened his own club, and has played there regularly up until retiring from the nightclub business in early 2003. Fountain's finest recordings were a lengthy string for Coral during 1959-1965 (they turned commercial for a period after that).


Tracks:
01. La Vie En Rose (3:10)
02. Autumn Leaves (2:51)
03. I Love Paris (2:51)
04. Two Loves Have I (3:50)
05. Comme Ci, Comme Ca (3:25)
06. April In Paris (3:11)
07. Tout De Suite (3:10)
08. C'est Si Bon (2:50)
09. C'est Magnifique (3:14)
10. Miss Lucy (3:49)
11. My Man (3:29)
12. Mood Indigo (3:45)
13. The Song From Mouline Rouge (3:08)
14. Your Cheatin' Heart (3:04)
15. Fa So La Blues (3:14)
16. You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You (2:51)
17. Frere Jazz (2:17)
18. Rhapsody In Blue (2:52)

133 MB / mp3-320Kbps






René Thomas • Thomas-Jaspar Quintet



Tracks:
1 Oleo (Rollins) 5:01
2 Theme For Freddie (Thomas) 4:13
3 Half Nelson (Davis) 7:05
4 But Not For Me (Gershwin) 6:02
5 Hannie's Dream (Tommasi) 5:32
6 Bernie's Taste (Porter) 4:08
7 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern) 2:49
8 I Remember Sonny (Thomas) 8:32

René Thomas - g
Bobby Jaspar - ts & fl [except # 1 & 7]
Amadeo Tommasi - p [except # 7]
Maurizio Majorana - b [except # 7]
Franco Mondini - dr [except # 4 & 7]
Francesco Lo Bianco - dr [# 4]

Recorded in Rome, Italy ; October, 1961.
Release Date January 17, 2000
Duration 43:40 / 154 MB / mp3-320Kbps

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Herbie Mann • Love and the Weather



Tracks:
1 Love And The Weather (Berlin) 3:46
2 But Beautiful (Burke, VanHeusen) 2:54
3 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Wolf, Landesman) 3:28
4 I'm Glad There Is You (Madeira, Dorsey) 3:18
5 A Sinner Kissed An Angel (David, Joseph) 3:10
6 High On A Windy Hill (Whitney, Kramer) 3:32
7 Ill Wind (Koehler, Arlen) 3:45
8 For Heaven's Sake (Meyer, Bretton, Edwards) 3:17
9 Autumn Nocturne (Gannon, Myrow) 4:17
10 Moon Love (based from Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony) 2:39
11 The Morning Side Of The Mountain (Manning, Stock) 3:22
12 Like Someone In Love (Burke, VanHeusen) 2:57

Personnel
[# 1-6]
Herbie Mann - fl
Joe Puma - g
Milt Hinton - b
Don Lamond - dr
Ralph Burns - dir.
Unidentified large orchestra, including strings
Recorded in New York City ; March, 1956
[# 7-12]
Herbie Mann - fl
Harry Lookofsky - concertmaster
Joe Puma - g
Whitey Mitchell - b
Herb Wasserman - dr
Frank Hunter - dir.
Unidentified large orchestra, including strings
Recorded in New York City ; March, 1956

112 MB / mp3-320Kbps






VA • Bossa Nova Essentials



Tracklist
01. Ella Fitzgerald - So Danco Samba
02. Antônio Carlos Jobim - Agua De Beber
03. Stan Getz - O Grande Amor
04. Wes Montgomery - O Morro Nao Tem Vez
05. Astrud Gilberto - Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
06. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Triste
07. Cal Tjader - Meditacao
08. Gabor Szabo - Corcovado
09. João Gilberto - Ligia
10. Jimmy Smith - Meditation
11. Shirley Horn - Someone To Light Up My Life
12. Joe Henderson - Happy Madness
13. Lalo Schifrin - Insensatez
14. Sarah Vaughan - Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
15. Billy Eckstine - A Felicidade

 Total Time: 00:54:22
130 MB / mp3-192Kbps












Andre Previn, Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown • Uptown



Andre Previn, Ray Brown and Mundell Lowe play the music of Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen. This was André Previn's second album after his long, symphonically enforced absence from jazz, and it sounds noticeably more fluid and relaxed than his first. No longer apprehensive about dusting off his old skills, Previn is delightfully confident and breezy (dig his sly turns on "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "C Jam Blues", taking some chances as he re-phrases and paraphrases a collection of revivified standards, mostly Harold Arlen and assorted Duke Ellington. Even if Previn, that noted wit, sometimes sounds as if he is kidding the pants off these old tunes, it's great to hear him having such a good time playing jazz again. Mundell Lowe is Previn's new guitar partner, and Ray Brown returns on bass; both are right at home in this refined brand of chamber jazz grooving. Adding to the CD's appeal are some marvelously (and typically) graceful liner notes by Mel Powell, an old pal of Previn's and a lively fellow defector from the jazz piano ranks to the classical world. ~ Richard S. Ginell Personnel: André Previn (piano); Mundell Lowe (guitar).

Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6G6Fge1YnE



Tracks:
1. Between the Devil and the Deep Bue Sea (Harold Arlen)
2. A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen)
3. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen)
4. Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen)
5. Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
6. Let's Fall in Love (Harold Arlen)
7. Day Dream - Prelude to a Kiss (Duke Ellington / John LaTouche / Billy Strayhorn)
8. Good Queen Bess (Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Irving Gordon)
9. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington / Ted Persons)
10. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't (Duke Ellington / Irving Mills)
11. Five O'Clock Whitsle (josepu Myrow / Ken Gannon / Gene Erwin)
12. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington)
13. C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington)

Year Of Release: 1990
Nota: Corregir en el nombre del directorio "Mondell" por "Mundell"
139 MB / mp3-320Kbps









martes, 29 de abril de 2014

John Ginty • Bad News Travels

A long-time sideman for the likes of Santana, the Dixie Chicks, Jewel, and Matthew Sweet, as well as an original member of the award-winning Robert Randolph and the Family Band, John Ginty steps out into the spotlight with his 2013 release, Bad News Travels. A creative musician, with incredible B3 chops, Ginty proves a more than capable bandleader, and has assembled an album that captures the earthy spirit of the Hammond B3.

The album is a pleasure to listen to, and features a number of impressive guest artists, including Warren Haynes, Todd Wolfe, and Martie Maguire, Alecia Chakour, Cris Jacobs, Albert Castiglia and Neal Casal. Despite bringing in a number of guest artists, this is clearly Ginty’s record, and he has a consistent earthy and adventurous sound that ties all of the tunes on the record together. That being said, each of the guest artists add their own personality to the record. “Mirrors,” which features Warren Haynes on guitar, stands out as particularly notable among the guest performances, and Ginty seems to also have a special rapport with Florida-based blues guitarist and vocalist Albert Castiglia.

In a genre dominated by guitarists and vocalists, it is somewhat unusual to hear an album that contains predominantly instrumentals, driven and led by a B3 player, but Ginty makes this critic wish there were more such albums being made. Too often, B3 parts are treated as pads and shoved in the background of screaming guitars, but Ginty shows the power and character of the instrument in a way that few players are able to.

This is a very good album. All of the instrumentals are phenomenal, with the aforementioned “Mirrors,” along with “The Quirk” and “Peanut Butter,” standing out. Of the vocal tracks, Alecia Chakour’s guest appearance on “Seven & The Spirit” is simply haunting. The only weak track on the album is “Damage Control,” where the style changes. On that track, Ginty’s B3 part is secondary to his Wurlitzer, and the groove just isn’t quite the same. It is also Castiglia’s weakest performance. Guest fiddler Martie Maguire’s appearance on “Rock Ridge” is interesting. B3 and fiddle is a combination that can only be described as unique; it certainly is not bad, but also feels as though it needs another instrument to fill out the song. “Trinity,” featuring Cris Jacobs is a nice closer. While not one of the best tunes on the album, it is truly a perfect closing song to what can only be described as a very strong album by veteran bluesman John Ginty. Review by Nik Rodewald

Tracks:
01. The Quirk (5:02)
02. Black Cat (5:30)
03. Peanut Butter (5:11)
04. Seven & The Spirit (6:36)
05. Mirrors (6:29)
06. Switch (4:27)
07. Damage Control (5:08)
08. Rock Ridge (4:38)
09. Elvis Presley (5:57)
10. Trinity (5:39)

Released: 2013
Label: American Showplace Music
Duration: 54:57

120 MB / mp3-320Kbps








Elek Bacsik • Nuages



Tracklist
1 Blue Rondo A La Turk
Written-By – Dave Brubeck 6:15
2 Angel Eyes
Written-By – Matt Dennis 3:27
3 Godchild
Written-By – George Wallington 3:52
4 Take Five
Written-By – Paul Desmond 3:13
5 Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ann Ronell 4:23
6 Opus De Funk
Written-By – Horace Silver 2:54
7 My Old Flame
Written-By – Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow 4:05
8 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington 5:16
9 Nuages
Written-By – Django Reinhardt 3:05
10 Milestones
Written-By – Miles Davis 3:02
11 Desafinado
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoça* 2:41
12 Recado
Written-By – Djalma Ferreira, Luiz Antonio* 2:24
13 Samba De Uma Nota So
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoça* 2:29
14 Stardust
Written-By – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish

Elek Bacsik – Guitarra
Pierre Michelot – Bajo
Michel Gaudry – Bajo (02,03,06,09)
Kenny Clarke – Batería
Daniel Humair – Bateria (02,03,06,09)

Released: 2002
Grabado en París en 1962
130 MB / mp3-320Kbps
http://www.youtube.com/v/1mO7i8V6dUE







VA • The Greatest Soul Jazz



Tracks:
01. Birth of the Blues - Ray Charles
02. Money In the Pocket (Remastered) - Cannonball Adderley
03. Walkin' - Sonny Stitt & Gene Ammons
04. Sound and Sense - Roy Ayers
05. Black Byrd - Donald Byrd
06. Blues For Del (Remastered) - Stanley Turrentine
07. Senor Blues (Remastered)) - Horace Silver
08. Fancy Free (Live) (Remastered) - Grant Green
09. The Feelin's Good (Remastered) - Hank Mobley
10. I Got a Woman - George Benson
11. Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith
12. Swingin' (Remastered) - Kenny Burrell
13. Swingin' the Blues (Remastered) - Jimmy McGriff & Manny Albam
14. Lonesome Traveler - Ray Bryant
15. The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan

Total Time: 01:46:48
246 MB / mp3-320Kbps






Pop Art, pdf español



Pop Art - Honnef Klaus
100 págs.  /  31MB  /  español


Terry Gibbs • Findin' The Groove



Review by Richard S. Ginell
Recording prolifically in the first years of the 21st century, the octogenarian Terry Gibbs still delivers the fastest vibes in the West on this aptly named 2006 release Findin' the Groove. No tributes or concepts based on the past this time -- just straight-ahead, likeable, hard swinging workouts from a sextet that features the great flutist Hubert Laws on its front line. Gibbs and Laws had only played together once before -- when Laws sat in on piccolo unexpectedly on a Gibbs gig at Steamers in Fullerton, CA not long before this session. Yet they make a very graceful pair, their sound dancing with feather-light agility over the rhythm section, giving this ad hoc yet tight little band a special sound all its own. Laws isn't as visible on the recording scene these days as he once was -- and from hearing his sterling, swinging style and huge, golden tone on this date, you can't figure out why this should be so. Another big factor in this session's lightly shaded color scheme is Terry's drummer, son Gerry Gibbs, who propels the selections with the relentless yet never overbearing energy of his father. Terry wrote about half of the material, all of it appealing, including some journeys into samba "Samba Wazoo" and wistful bossa nova ("The House That Might Have Been, " with vocals by Joan Carroll). Amidst all of the up-tempo swingers, "Teach Me Tonight" is a relaxed breather in context, though these thoroughbreds seem reined in, just dying to gallop again. Alas, Jimmy Giuffre's irresistible "Four Brothers" doesn't really hit its stride until the solos kick in; the famous theme sounds uncharacteristically labored (yes, it's difficult). Mostly, though, a splendid session.





Tracks:
01 Bernie's Tune Bernard Miller 4:42
02 Wednesday at Two Terry Gibbs 5:28
03 Findin' the Groove Terry Gibbs 6:20
04 But Not for Me George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin 4:43
05 Teach Me Tonight Sammy Cahn / Gene DePaul 5:44
06 Killer Joe Benny Golson 6:29
07 Dance with the Brushes Terry Gibbs 5:27
08 Samba Wazoo Terry Gibbs 5:12
09 House That Might Have Been Terry Gibbs / Arthur Hamilton 6:06
10 Four Brothers Jimmy Giuffre 4:19
11 Take My Blues Away Terry Gibbs 4:58
12 Wee (Allen'S Alley) Denzil Best 5:49
13 One Minute and 45 Seconds to Station Break Terry Gibbs 1:45

Total time: 67:09
Label: Jazzed Media
Year: 2006

Personnel: Terry Gibbs (vibraphone); Joan Carroll (vocals); Dan Faehnle (guitar); Hubert Laws (flute); Tom Ranier (piano); Hamilton Price (bass instrument); Gerry Gibbs (drums).

128 MB / mp3-320Kbps