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Pianist Monty Alexander had first appeared on a Milt Jackson record in 1969. Soul Fusion songs Eight years later the great vibraphonist used Alexander’s trio (which included bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, future big-band co-leaders) for this spirited Pablo session that was subsequently reissued on CD through Original Jazz Classics. Soul Fusion album for sale Much of the ...

Personnel Baby Face Willette – organ Grant Green – guitar Fred Jackson – tenor saxophone Ben Dixon – drums Tracklist: 1. Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s – 6:35 2. Goin’ Down – 7:24 3. Whatever Lola Wants (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) – 7:21 4. Face to Face – 6:17 5. Something Strange – 6:42 6. High ‘N’ Low – 7:07 Bonus ...

1 – Roll ‘Em – 4:08 2 – For Dancers Only – 3:43 3 – Sophisticated Swing – 2:51 4 – Sometimes I’m Happy – 3:54 5 – Little Brown Jug – 3:57 6 – Stompin’ at the Savoy – 3:57 7 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – 3:30 8 – A-Tisket, A-Tasket – 3:55 9 – Things Ain’t What They Used ...

  Jazz ta pronto   El programa sale en vivo los lunes de 22:00 a 23:00 horas. (hora de Montevideo, Uruguay) y se puede escuchar grabado en el link de abajo.   1 – Minor swing   (3:07) por el quinteto del violinista  Hernán Oliva, el solista en guitarra era Eduardo Ravera. 2- Nuages.  Django  (3:15) HC de Francia Alix Combelle, ...

The album was Green’s first official live recording. 1 – Let The Music Take Your Mind 8:30 2 – Time To Remember 10:30 3 – Sookie, Sookie 11:00 4 – Down Here On The Ground 6:45 Personnel Grant Green – guitar Claude Bartee – tenor saxophone Willie Bivens – vibes Neal Creque (tracks 2 & 5), Ronnie Foster (tracks 1, ...

1. Introduction 2. Cherokee 3. Ceora 4. I’m In The Mood For Love 5. On Green Dolphin Street 6. Little Girl Blue 7. Autumn Leaves Créditos Organ – Joey Defrancesco Saxophone – George Coleman Drums – Byron Landham Guitar – Jake Langley Vocals – Colleen McNabb (tracks: 3) Recorded live at Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA, April 6-9, 2006 Sello: Concord Records ...

Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette (September 11, 1933 – April 1, 1971) was a hard bop and soul-jazz musician most known for playing Hammond organ. It is unclear whether he was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, or New Orleans, Louisiana. Artist Biography by Steve Huey Highly underrated as a soul-jazz organist due in large part to a scanty discography, Baby Face ...

Review by Ron Wynn Whether accompanying or leading a band, bassist Ray Brown was long among jazz’s greatest players. These cuts, mostly from 1989 escept for two numbers done in 1991, feature Brown backing soulful pianist Gene Harris and steady drummer Jeff Hamilton on a program combining Afro-Latin material with standards from Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller and others, as well ...

Review by Steve Leggett Although she freely offered Jimmy Smith as her main influence, Philadelphia’s Shirley Scott brought her own mixture of sophistication and soul jazz funk to her Hammond B-3 recordings. Less blues-based than Smith, she had a softer tone and tackled a wider range of material, although, like Smith, she was arguably at her best in the trio ...

Tracklist: 01. Ease Back (5:49) 02. Hurt So Bad (6:52) 03. I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself) (6:14) 04. Upshot (10:04) 05. Cease the Bombing (8:51) Grant Green – Guitar Claude Bartee – Tenor Sax Willie Bivens – Vibes Clarence Palmer – Electric Piano Earl Creque – Electric piano Jimmy ...

By DOUGLAS PAYNE Published: April 1, 1998 For guitarist Grant Green (1931-79), the years between 1965 and 1969 were lost in a battle with drugs. His graceful, easily identifiable single note phrases had caught many listeners’ attention with a wide variety of excellent Blue Note dates between 1960 and 1965. Seemingly able to master any style, he never once diminished ...

The best moments on violinist John Blake’s 1992 release are the two selections that feature his former boss, Grover Washington Jr., on soprano. Washington swings hard on an overly brief version of “Moment’s Notice” and plays soulfully on “Val’s Blues.” Other selections have Blake and his rhythm section (with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Charles Fambrough, drummer Ben Riley, and percussionist ...

Biography by Scott Yanow Monty Alexander long ago combined together the influence of Oscar Peterson with the soul of Gene Harris and Nat “King” Cole to form his own appealing and personable style. Long a bit underrated (due to the shadow of Peterson), Alexander has recorded more than a score of excellent albums. Monty Alexander began piano lessons when he ...

“With each visit to Chicago … Joey DeFrancesco seems to attain another, still-more-remarkable degree of technical fl uidity.” — Chicago Tribune “Joey DeFrancesco is rightfully known as an incredibly talented organ player. He’s got an array of solid CDs that document his rise to the top. He can fi t into any setting, from hard bop to the electronic funk ...

Review by Steve Huey The third of three sessions Grant Green co-led with modal organist Larry Young and Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones, I Want to Hold Your Hand continues in the soft, easy style of its predecessor, Street of Dreams. This time, however — as one might guess from the title and cover photo — the flavor is less reflective ...

All the featured performances are excellent, Paul Desmond’s playing is superb, taking a little more of a back seat, but with some beautiful, memorable phrasing. Not mentioned in other reviews are three vocal tracks featuring Wanda de Sa, “To Say Goodbye”, “Circles” and “Crystal Illusions”. In “To Say Goodbye”, she was forced by the recording schedule and low register of ...

Review by Richard S. Ginell Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and “Desafinado,” Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he’d adopted only a few months before. McFarland ...

Review by Steve Huey One of the biggest hit jazz LPs of the post-rock & roll era, Eddie Harris’ Exodus to Jazz seemed to come completely out of left field. It was the debut album by a previously unknown artist from an under-publicized scene in Chicago, and it was released on the primarily R&B-oriented Vee Jay label, which had originally ...

  Marc Copland & Randy Brecker Both/And: That’s For You Version He aquí los temas 01. Through The Window (8:26) 02. I Loves You, Porgy (8:14) 03. Over The Hills (8:25) 04. Prometheus’ Peace (8:16) 05. The Sidewinder (6:27) 06. Both And (8:17) 07. Easy Living (7:45) 08. Round The Horn (5:04) 09. When The Wind Stops (8:48) 10. Bookends ...

Review by Scott Yanow Veteran Pat Martino is teamed up with a variety of different fellow guitarists on this interesting if not quite essential release. Martino matches wits with guitarist Charlie Hunter (who on Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” often sounds like an organist), Tuck Andress, Kevin Eubanks, Les Paul (“I’m Confessin'”), Mike Stern and Michael Hedges. In addition, Cassandra Wilson ...

Throughout his career, Bobby Timmons was typecast as a soulful and blues-oriented pianist due to his hits (“Moanin ‘,” “This Here” and “Dis Dat”). But as he shows on this 1963 trio date (with either Sam Jones or Ron Carter on bass and drummer Connie Kay), Timmons was actually a well-rounded player when inspired. The repertoire on his CD ranges ...

Review by Matt Collar The 32 Jazz compilation Cream collects tracks from some of guitarist Pat Martino’s best albums, including Consciousness and his post-brain aneurysm 1987 comeback Return. Although 32 Jazz also reissued most of the albums these cuts come from, having them in one place makes for a nice introduction to Martino’s distinctive ambient “machine gun”-like improvisational style.

Review by Ken Dryden Michel Petrucciani always excelled in front of a live audience, and this 1992 concert with his father Tony accompanying him on guitar is no exception, though it’s a shame it wasn’t released until 2001, some two years after the pianist’s death. An adventurous exploration of “Summertime” serves as a strong opener, followed by the playful waltz ...

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