2009. október 31., szombat

Taj Mahal-The Natchl Blues

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01 - Taj Mahal - Good Morning Miss Brown
02 - Taj Mahal - Corinna
03 - Taj Mahal - I Aint Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
04 - Taj Mahal - Going Up To The Country Paint My Mailbox Blue
05 - Taj Mahal - Done Changed My Way Of Living
06 - Taj Mahal - She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride
07 - Taj Mahal - The Cuckoo
08 - Taj Mahal - You Dont Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Dry)
09 - Taj Mahal - Aint That A Lot Of Love
10 - Taj Mahal - The Cuckoo (Alternate Version)
11 - Taj Mahal - New Stranger Blues
12 - Taj Mahal - Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine

Moscow Jazz Band - Jazz Trip-2

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01 - In the Mood03:28
02 - Dream A Little Dream of Me 04:21
03 - Golden Trombon 02:33
04 - Harlem Nocturne 03:34
05 - Deepermouth Blues 03:36
06 - Tequila 10:18
07 - Black Orpheus 05:50
08 - Muskrat Ramble 04:09
09 - Im Getting Sentimental Over You 03:12
10 - Tea for Two05:05
11 - Brazil 04:32


Lucky Thompson - Tricotism (1956)



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01 Bo-Bi My Boy
02 OP Meets LT
03 Tricotism
04 Deep Passion
05 Old Reliable
06 Translation
07 Tom-Kattin'
10 Mister Man
11 The Plain But the Simple Truth
12 Little Tenderfoot
13 Once There Was
14 N R #1
15 N R #2
16 Good Luck

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra


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01.Ring-A-Ding Ding - 3:37
02.You Make Me Feel So Young - 4:00
03.How About You? - 2:43
04.If I Had You - 4:50
05.Witchcraft - 4:14
06.I've Got You Under My Skin - 3:26
07.Nice 'N' Easy - 2:47
08.Medley: I See Your Face Before Me/In the Wee Small Hours (Of the Morning) - 4:16
09.Can't We Be Friends? - 3:57
10.Yes Sir, That's My Baby - 3:04
11.Last Dance - 2:23

With the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra interpreting swinging big band arrangements, John Pizzarelli captures the spirit of Frank Sinatra’s memorable years with the bands of Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie and others. His aim here is not to emulate Sinatra, but to honor him with the songs that he sang so effectively. How can we ever forget?

Musicians:

John Pizzarelli : guitars, vocals
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
John Clayton : bass
Jeff Clayton : alto saxophone, clarinet
Jeff Hamilton : drums
Keith Fiddmont : alto saxophone, clarinet
Rickey Woodard, Charles Owens : tenor saxophone, clarinet
Lee Callet : baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Bijon Watson, Sal Cracchiolo, Gilbert Castellanos, Bobby Rodriguez, James Ford : trumpet
Ira Nepus, George Bohanon, Ryan Porter : trombone
Robbie Hioki, Maurice Spears : bass trombone
Tamir Hendelman : piano
Christoph Luty : bass
John “Bucky” Pizzarelli : guitar.

GRP All Star Big Band - All Blues (1995)

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01- Cookin´ at The Continental
02- Stormy monday blues
03- All blues
04- Birks works
05- Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
06- Seńor blues
07- Blue MIles
08- Misterioso / BA-LUE BOLIVAR BA-LUES-ARE
09- Some other blues
10- Aunt Hagar´s blues


Músicos:

Trompeta: Arturo Sandoval
Trombón: George Bohanon
Saxo alto y soprano: Eric Marienthal y Nelson Rangell
Saxo tenor y soprano: Ernie Watts
Saxo tenor y soprano y clarinete bajo: Bob Mintzer
Saxo tenor, soprano y barítono: Tom Scott
Bajo: John Patitucci
Batería: Dave Weckl
Piano: Dave Grusin, Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Rusell Ferrante
Guitarra: BB King

Catherine Russell - Cat


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01. Sad lover blues 03:52
02. Can't we be friends 02:44
03. The late, late show 02:18
04. Where can I go without you 03:46
05. Put medown easy 02:36
06. My man's an undertaker 02:48
07. Blue memories 02:42
08. Juneteenth jamboree 02:26
09. Back o town blues 03:00
10. Someday you'll want me to want you 03:13
11. The poker 02:47
12. You were made for me 02:23
13. Darn that dream 02:38
14. Deep in a dream 02:56
15. New speedway boogie 03:49


Catherine Russell isn't merely your basic soul, jazz, and blues singer. While excelling at the fore
stated job description, Catherine has done much more. Performing and recording credits read like a who's who of trendsetters in recent popular music and culture, including David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Rosanne Cash, J.Geils Band, and Madonna. You can also hear Catherine's unique voice on spots for Bud
Light, Oil of Olay, JC Penney and Dairy Queen, among others. Catherine Russell is now stepping out as a featured vocalist. Her soulful reading of material in tow, Catherine is singing jazz with a
group including legendary bassist Earl May, who has performed and recorded with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and John Coltrane. Not surprisingly, considering her roots, Catherine is a one of a kind jazz vocalist. She possesses an uncanny awareness of the music's subtleties and history. As a singer and instrumentalist, Catherine has a monster sense of timing, tone, and rhythm. She can rock out with abandon, swing, or transform a contemplative ballad
into a moving psychological mini-drama. No matter what the musical style or context, be it jump
blues, soul, jazz, swing, gospel, or string band music, Catherine Russell's singing and playing
transforms her audience.

Barney Kessel - Plays Carmen (1958)

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01. Barney Kessel - Swingin' the Toreador
02. Barney Kessel - A Pad on the Edge of Town
03. Barney Kessel - If You Dig Me
04. Barney Kessel - Free as a Bird
05. Barney Kessel - Viva el Toro!
06. Barney Kessel - Flowersville
07. Barney Kessel - Carmen's Cool
08. Barney Kessel - Like, There's no Place like
09. Barney Kessel - The Gypsy's Hip

Art Van Damme - Swings Sweetly


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01 - But Not For Me
02 - Skylark
03 - The Nearness Of You
04 - Moonlight Becomes You
05 - Misty
06 - Remind Me
07 - Angel Eyes
08 - Darrylyn
09 - All The Things You Are
10 - There Will Never Be Another You
11 - What's New
12 - After You've Gone

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! 1957


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01. Abbey Lincoln - Strong Man
02. Abbey Lincoln - Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
03. Abbey Lincoln - My Man
04. Abbey Lincoln - Tender As A Rose
05. Abbey Lincoln - That's Him
06. Abbey Lincoln - I Must Have That Man!
07. Abbey Lincoln - I Must Have That Man! [#]
08. Abbey Lincoln - Porgy
09. Abbey Lincoln - Porgy [#]
10. Abbey Lincoln - When A Woman Loves A Man
11. Abbey Lincoln - Don't Explain

Abbey Lincoln (vocals);
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone);
Kenny Dorham (trumpet);
Wynton Kelly (piano, bass);
Paul Chambers (bass);
Max Roach (drums).

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on October 28, 1957.

This 1957 release marked Abbey's first early peak. It's a wonderful and confident set with a stunning ensemble: Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, and a rhythm section of Paul Chambers on bass and Max Roach on drums. Lincoln opens with Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Strong Man"--Lincoln was one of the performers who regularly recorded his songs prior to his own debut as a recording artist in the early '60s. Kelly in particular is a wonderfully supportive accompanist, dancing around her with grace and style. The gorgeous and dramatic "Tender as a Rose" is presented acapella. Throughout, Lincoln's singing easily mingles jazz, blues and folk influences and phrasings. This strong album pointed the way to her ABBEY IS BLUE, her essential work recorded two years later.




Anita O'day - At Mister Kelly's 1958

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01 But Not for Me Gershwin, Gershwin
02 I Have a Reason for Living
03 My Love for You
04 Varsity Drag Brown, DeSylva, Henderson
05 It Never Entered My Mind Hart, Rodgers
06 Tea for Two Caesar, Youmans
07 Every Time I'm With You
08 Have You Met Miss Jones? Hart, Rodgers
09 The Wildest Cat in Town
10 Star Eyes DePaul, Raye
11 Loneliness Is a Well Albany, Albany
12 The Song Is You Hammerstein, Kern

Review by Richard S. Ginell
Caught live with just her piano trio at Chicago's famous now-defunct nightclub, Anita O'Day is in an ebullient mood as she tosses off a series of standards and novelties. Whether this is an accurate snapshot of her live act is open to question; the stage business in between numbers seems rather formal and one doesn't really feel the excitement of a live performance. Yet O'Day is clearly in a creative mood, whether allowing her vulnerability to show in the torchy ballads or reveling in the boppish uptempo workouts. Her vocal on "Tea For Two" is a virtuoso deconstruction, full of satiric quotes and rhythmic shifts at a warp-speed tempo. Fleet-fingered Joe Masters decorates the fills with standard bop runs on the slightly-out-of-tune house piano.

Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Plays Hefti (1959) [Roulette] (Lp)


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01 Has Anyone Here Seen Basie
02 Cute
03 Pensive Miss
04 Sloo Foot
05 It's Awfully Nice To Be With You
06 Scoot
07 A Little Tempo, Please
08 Late Date
09 Count Down
10 Bag-A' Bones
11 Pony Tail

Count Basie And His Small Groups - ' The Fives ' Giants Of Jazz 1936-42


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01 - Count Basie - How Long Blues
02 - Count Basie - Bugle Blues
03 - Count Basie - Cafe Society Blues
04 - Count Basie - Royal Garden Blues
05 - Count Basie - Sugar Blues
06 - Count Basie - Farewell Blues
07 - Count Basie - Way Back Blues
08 - Count Basie - St. Louis Blues
09 - Count Basie - Boogie Woogie
10 - Count Basie - The Dirty Dozen
11 - Count Basie - The Fives
12 - Count Basie - Oh! Red
13 - Count Basie - Hey Lawdy Mama
14 - Count Basie - I Ain't Got Nobody
15 - Count Basie - Live And Love Tonight
16 - Count Basie - I Ain't Got Nobody
17 - Count Basie - Shoe Shine Boy
18 - Count Basie - Evenin'
19 - Count Basie - Boogie Woogie
20 - Count Basie - Oh! Lady Be Good
21 - Count Basie - Red Wagon
22 - Count Basie - Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well
23 - Count Basie - Dupree Blues
24 - Count Basie - When The Sun Goes Down

Count Basie - At Birland 1961


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01 - little pony
02 - basie
03 - blues backstage
04 - blee bop blues
05 - whirly-bird (vocal version)
06 - one o'clock jump (theme)
07 - good time blues
08 - segue in c
09 - one o'clock jump
10 - easin' it
11 - a little tempo, please
12 - corner pocket
13 - i needs to be bee'd with
14 - discommotion
15 - segue in c (alternate take)
16 - whirly-bird
17 - one o'clock jump (theme) [reprise]

2009. október 30., péntek

The Burbank Philharmonic

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The Burbank Philharmonic - 01 - Big Noise From Winnetka
The Burbank Philharmonic - 02 - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin
The Burbank Philharmonic - 03 - These Boots Are Made For Walki
The Burbank Philharmonic - 04 - Italian Village
The Burbank Philharmonic - 05 - Banjo City
The Burbank Philharmonic - 06 - Hey Jude
The Burbank Philharmonic - 07 - King Of The Road
The Burbank Philharmonic - 08 - Spinning Wheel
The Burbank Philharmonic - 09 - Michelle
The Burbank Philharmonic - 10 - Light My Fire
The Burbank Philharmonic - 11 - The Happy Whistler
The Burbank Philharmonic - 12 - My Special Angel

Jo Stafford - 'A' Youre Adorable


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01 - If I Loved You
02 - Suspicion
03 - Clabberin' Up for Tain|v
04 - Trouble In Mind
05 - By The Way
06 - My Darling My Darling
07 - Just Reminiscin
08 - On The Alamo
09 - Always True To You Darling In My Fashion
10 - 'A' You're Adorable
11 - Why Can't You Behave
12 - Some Enchanted Evening
13 - Whispering Hope
14 - The Last Mile Home
15 - Ragtime Cowboy Joe
16 - If I Ever Love Again
17 - Red River Valley
18 - Scarlet Ribbons
19 - It's Great To Be Alive
20 - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
21 - When April Comes Again
22 - (Play A) Simple Melody
23 - No Other Love
24 - Autumn Leaves
25 - La Vie En Rose

Dobos Attila - Mary Zsuzsa felvételek


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01 - Dobos Attila - A boldogsagtol orditani tudnek
02 - Dobos Attila - Kovek a vizparton
03 - Dobos Attila - Se veled, se nelkuled
04 - Dobos Attila - Csunya fiu
05 - Dobos Attila - Te vagy az oda-idealom
06 - Dobos Attila - Balatoni ejszakak
07 - Dobos Attila - Ez tortent Rioban
08 - Dobos Attila - Nyari zapor
09 - Dobos Attila - Egy obudai berhaz
10 - Dobos Attila - Vitorlas hajo
11 - Dobos Attila-Mary Zsuzsi - Nyari zapor(eredeti)
12 - Dobos Attila - Az el nem csokolt csok

2009. október 29., csütörtök

Lucio Alves - Colecao Folha 50 Anos De Bossa Nova


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01. Idéias Erradas 02:21
02. A Noite De Meu Bem 02:28
03. Estrada Do Sol 02:12
04. Lá Vem A Baiana 02:39
05. Copacabana 02:46
06. Alguém Como Tu 02:44
07. Dizem Por A 02:23
08. Ninguém Me Ama 02:00
09. De Conversa Em Conversa 02:49
10. Valsa De Uma Cidade 03:03
11. Garota De Ipanema 03:15
12. Razăo De Viver 03:32
13. Mudando De Conversa 02:28
14. Beija-Me 02:17
15. Pra Dizer Adeus 03:37

O cantor, compositor e instrumentista Lúcio Ciribelli Alves, ou
apenas Lúcio Alves, nasceu em 28 de janeiro de 1927, na cidade
de Cataguases, em Minas Gerais. Quando tinha sete anos de idade,
mudou-se com a família para o Rio de Janeiro. Um ano antes da
mudança, estimulado pelo pai, começou a aprender a tocar violăo,
estimulado pelo pai, que era maestro da Banda de Cataguases.

Atraído pelo repertório de Orlando Silva, o menino Lúcio
interpretou, aos nove anos, a música "Juramento Falso", de Pedro
Caetano, no programa de rádio de Barbosa Júnior. Logo depois,
foi convidado a ser protagonista da radionovela "Aladim e a
Lâmpada Maravilhosa", na Rádio Nacional.

Com apenas 14 anos, ele criou o grupo vocal e instrumental Os
Namorados da Lua, em 1961. O grupo fez sucesso e passou a se
apresentar na rádio Tupi. Ele logo se tornou uma espécie de
cantor cult. Em 1948, aos 21 anos, Lúcio Alves desfez o grupo e
começou carreira solo. Nessa época, foi convocado pelo grupo
Anjos do Inferno para uma temporada nos Estados Unidos. Em Nova
York, tornou-se amigo de Dick Farney, que o apresentou a nomes
como Stean Kenton e Nat King Cole.

Na volta ao Brasil, ganhou um fă-clube em meados de 1949, o Dick
Haymes-Lúcio Alves Fan Club, no Flamengo, que rivalizava com o
Sinatra-Farney Fan Club, da Tijuca. Lúcio Alves costumava
substituir Joăo Gilberto quando este faltava ŕs apresentaçőes do
grupo Garotos da Lua na rádio Tupi. Gravou com sucesso a cançăo
"Sábado em Copacabana", de Dorival Caymmi e Carlos Guinle.

Em 1954, aproveitando a polęmica da rivalidade entre os
cantores, a gravadora Continental, da qual ambos eram
contratados, gravou um disco com Lúcio Alves e Dick Farney
cantando juntos. A música "Tereza da Praia", composta por Tom
Jobim e Billy Blanco foi um grande sucesso.

A partir de 1958, com o surgimento da bossa nova, participou de
shows e programas de TV. Em 1959, lançou o disco "Lúcio Alves,
Sua Voz Íntima, Sua Bossa Nova, Interpretando Sambas em 3-D". Em
1960, lançou o disco "Lúcio Alves Interpreta Dolores Duran", em
homenagem ŕ artista morta no ano anterior, com apenas 29 anos.

A partir da década de 60, trabalhou como produtor musical em
gravadoras e emissoras de TV. Lúcio Alves morreu em 3 de agosto
de 1993, no Rio de Janeiro.

New Year's Concert 2001 / Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker


Nikolaus Harnoncourt's previous Strauss outing with the Berlin Philharmonic gave ample proof of his affinity for this delightful music. Like all the best conductors of "light" fare, he treats these pieces as the masterpieces they are, and lavishes exceptional care on each and every one of the 17 works included here. It goes without saying that the Vienna Philharmonic plays as only it can in this music, and the enthusiastic audience clearly appreciates what must have been a very special evening indeed. The music simply sounds drop-dead gorgeous.

As for repertoire, Harnoncourt offers some real novelties in the form of three dances by Joseph Lanner and the original version of Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March (thus saving the more traditional edition for the encore, and allowing us to hear the piece played without the equally traditional rhythmic clapping of the audience). The Strauss II numbers range from the familiar (The Blue Danube and Morning Papers Waltzes) to the wonderfully different (the Electro-Magnetic and Lucifer Polkas, and the overture to the operetta A Night in Venice--also a notable feature of Harnoncourt's Berlin Strauss disc). Many of the recent New Year's concerts have been memorable (especially those conducted by Carlos Kleiber), but this one stands out from the conspicuously charming crowd. The stunning live recorded sound doesn't hurt either. You'd have to be deaf not be entranced by this enchanting concert. Don't miss it.




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01. Johann Strauss II - Die [08:11]
Fledermaus
02. Josef Strauss - Sphärenklänge [08:24]
03. Johann Strauss II - Auf Der [02:08]
Jagd
04. Johann Strauss I - Radetzky [02:54]
March
05. Franz Lehár - Gold & Silver [08:50]
06. Franz Von Suppé - Light [07:03]
Cavalry Overture
07. Johann Strauss II - [02:09]
Champagner (Polka)
08. Emil Waldteufel - Les [07:47]
Patineurs
09. Johann Strauss II - Leichtes [02:32]
Blut
10. Johann Strauss II - Wein, [05:54]
Weib Und Gesang
11. Josef Strauss - Dellrien [07:47]
(Walzer)
12. Joseph Lanner - Neujahrsgalopp [03:29]
13. Johann Strauss II - An Der [09:17]
Schönen Blauen Donau

Billy Vaughn - Disco De Ouro LP Digital transfer, noise cleaning and mixed, at Audio Design Studio Home Sound Recording Studio 2009.


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01 - Sail Along Silv'ry Moon
02 - Wheels
03 - Pearly Shells
04 - It's A Lonesome Old Town
05 - Look For A Star
06 - Stranger On The Shore
07 - Wonderland By Night
08 - Red Sails In The Sunset
09 - Petite Fleur
10 - Theme From A Summer Place
11 - Harbor Lights
12 - Moonlight Bay

2009. október 26., hétfő

Egerlander Heimatklange Lp Digital transfer, noise cleaning and mixed, at Audio Design Studio Home Sound Recording Studio 2009.

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EGERLANDER HEIMATKLANGE
mit den Original Marienbadern

A-Seite:

01 - Komm an mein Herz (Kulzer / Merthci)
02 - Saatzer Schützenmarsch (Kulzer / Mertha)
03 - So wie dcimals (Kulzer / Peters)
04 - In deinen Augen (Kulzer)
05 - Ja, der Jaromir (Kulzer I Winterberg)
06 - Silberliociizeit (Kulzer)
07 - Musikanten-Polka (Widen / Rauch)


B-Seite:

08 - Wo liast du dein Herz versteckt? (Sirowy / Werner)
09 - Egerland-Marsch (Wilhelm)
10 - Mein liebes Heimcitland (Kulzer / Peters)
11 - Franzi Polka (Ferstl)
12 - Schön war’s zu Haus (Marbeck / Ritter)
13 - Wenn ich mit dir (Kulzer)
14 - Wo der alte Brunnen steht (Kulzer I Rüger)

Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra 1 1920 - 1935 / 78' RPM noise cleaning and mixed, at Audio Design Studio home sound recording studio


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Paul Whiteman - válogatás lemezének ez az első albuma. Ebben a válogatásban az 1920 - 1935-ös éveket felölelő időszakot szedegettem össze. Ennek az abumnak az édekessége, hogy az itt szereplő vlogatások között ( 07 ) énekel Bing Crosby is. Nagyon sok hirnévre szert tett előadó köszönheti ismertségét Paul Whitemannek.

Felvételek címei

Paul Whiteman - 01 - Wang Wang Blues
Paul Whiteman - 02 - Whispering
Paul Whiteman - 03 - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Paul Whiteman - 04 - Footloose
Paul Whiteman - 05 - Charlestonette
Paul Whiteman - 06 - St. Louis Blues
Paul Whiteman - 07 - Muddy Water
Paul Whiteman - 08 - I'm Coming Virginia
Paul Whiteman - 09 - Whiteman Stomp
Paul Whiteman - 10 - Sensation Stomp
Paul Whiteman - 11 - Lonely Melody
Paul Whiteman - 12 - Mississippi Mud
Paul Whiteman - 13 - Sugar
Paul Whiteman - 14 - 'Tain't So Honey 'Tain't So
Paul Whiteman - 15 - That's My Weakness Now
Paul Whiteman - 16 - Felix the Cat
Paul Whiteman - 17 - Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now
Paul Whiteman - 18 - China Boy
Paul Whiteman - 19 - Oh Miss Hannah
Paul Whiteman - 20 - Rockin' Chair
Paul Whiteman - 21 - Itchola
Paul Whiteman - 22 - Farewell Blues

Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Digital cleaning and mixed, at Audio Design Studio



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Paul Whiteman felvételei az 1926-os évektől kezdődően vettek nagy fordulatot, miután már feltalálták a szén mikrofont. Ettől kezdve a lemezeik sokkal szebben szóltak, mint a tölcséres hangrögzítés korában, és értelemszerűen a felvétel technikája is alaposan megváltozott. Ezek a hatások a korabeli és az azt követő évektől erőteljesen hallatszottak a lemezeiken és természetesen más felvételeken is. Az óriási létszámú zenekarával mindenféle műfajt eljátszott, ami egy ekkora létszámmal szereplő jazz zenekartól elvárható volt. A komolyzenei alkotásoktól, a swingen keresztül, a klasszikus fúvós zenéig, mindent eljátszottak. Eklatáns példa erre az album végén hallható Beer Barrel Polka, amit 1926-ban New Yorkban a Victor hanglemezgyárban vettek fel. Ez azért is érdekes mert szenzációs az a hatás és dinamika, ami ebben a felvételben található.... Ugye 1926-ot írunk, ne felejtsük el! Természetes tegyük hozzá még azt is, hogy ezért minőség javulásért főként a mai digitális lehetőségek adda varázslatokat kel úgymond felelőssé tenni. De természetesen a többi felvétel is bizony kiállja a próbát. A felvételek a saját gyűjteményem egy kis szeletkéje ebből a kórból


A felvételek címei

01 - Ain't Misbehavin' 7-9-1935 New York Victor
02 - Alexander's Ragtime Band 5-15-1939 New York Decca
03 - Broken-Hearted 6-22-1927 New York Victor
04 - At Twilight 9-6-1929 New York Columbia
05 - Ah-Ha! 5-6-1925 New Jersey Victor
06 - After You've Gone 10-18-1929 New York Columbia
07 - After You've Gone 10-18-1929 New York Columbia
08 - All of Me 12-1-1931 Illinois Victor
09 - Announcer's Blues 9-7-1935 New York Victor
10 - Autumn Leaves 3-15-1929 New York Columbia
11 - Bell-Hoppin' Blues 2-7-1929 New York Columbia
12 - Black Bottom 2-23-1923 New York Victor
13 - Charleston 8-30-1956
14 - Coo Coo 10-9-1923 New York Victor
15 - Coquette 4-22-1928 New York Victor
16 - Dengozo 12-8-1932 New York Victor
17 - Everything's Made for Love 4-22-1928 New York Victor
18 - Forget-Me-Not 6-2-1925 New Jersey Victor
19 - Gloomy Sunday 1959 New York
20 - Grizzly Bear 4-6-1939
21 - I'm On the Crest of a Wave 10-29-1923 New York Victor
22 - Out O' Town Gal 9-16-1925 New York Victor
23 - Blue Hawaii 6-10-1924 New York Victor
24 - Cindy, Oh Cindy 3-2-1928 New York Victor
25 - Old New England Moon 11-2-1925 New York Victor
26 - Beer Barrel Polka 2-27-1926 New York Victor

2009. október 24., szombat

Ferien In Den Bergen Lp - Digital transfer, noise cleaning and mixed, at Audio Design Studio Home Sound Recording Studio 2009.



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01 - Berchtesgadener PoIka
Biaskapelle Otto Ebner und die Chiemgauer Schuhplattler
02 - Übern Lorenziberg
Alfons Zitz und die steierische BauernkapeHe Joseph Berger
03 - Bim Franz diheim
Die Zürisee Musikante
04 - Zillertal, du bist mei Freud
Pepi Reichl Alfons Bauer und seine Musikanten
05 - Auf zum Nockerberg
Otto Ebner mit seiner bayerischen Biaskapelle
06 - Aut der Gleinalpe
Die steierische Bauernkapelle Joseph Berger
07 - In Werdentels bin i gebor’n
Rita Fendt, Alfons Bauer und seine Musikanten
08 - Alpenglüh’n
Alfons Bauer und seine Musikanten
09 - Andachtsjodler
Alfons Zitz

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10 - Der Schützentoni
Alfons Bauer und seine Musikanten
11 - Vo Luzern ut Wggis zu
Die Zürisee Musikante
12 - Wie lustig ist’s im Winterl’
Gretl Perelli, Alfons Zitz und die steierische Bauernkapelle
13 - Drunt’ im Zillertal
Otto Ebner mit seiner Biaskapelle und die Chiemgauer Schuhplattler Joseph Berger
14 - Erzherzog Johann-Jodler
Alfons Zttz
15 - De Berga zue
Die Zürisee Musikante
16 - Das Schönste auf der WeIt
Das Mánnerquartett „EdelweiB”, Alfons Bauer und seine Musikanten
17 - Heidschi Bumbeidschi
Gretl Perelli

Keith Nichols Cotton Club Gang - I Like To Do Things For You

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01 - High And Dry
02 - I Like To Do Things For You
03 - Laughing At Life
04 - Wob-A-Ly Walk
05 - Mister Tram
06 - Ya' Gotta' Know How To Love.(incomplete)
07 - You're The One I Care For.(incomplete)
10 - Lookie, Lookie, Lookie.(incomplete)
11 - I'm No Body's Baby.(incomplete)
12 - We Just Couldn's Say Goodby.(incomplete)
13 - Doin' The Racoon.(incomplete)
14 - The Blues Have Got Me.(incomplete)
15 - A Jazz Holiday.(incomplete)
16 - It All Belongs To Me.(incomplete)
17 - I'm More Than Satisfied.(incomplete)
18 - When You Walked Out.(incomplete)
19 - Slippin' Around.(incomplete)


John Barry - Cotton Club



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01 - John Barry - The Mooche
02 - John Barry - Cotton Club Stomp #2
03 - John Barry - Drop Me Off In Harlem
04 - John Barry - Creole Love Call
05 - John Barry - Ring Dem Bells
06 - John Barry - East St. Louis Toodle-O
07 - John Barry - Truckin'
08 - John Barry - ILL Wind
09 - John Barry - Cotton Club Stomp #1
10 - John Barry - Mood Indigo
11 - John Barry - Minnie The Moocher
12 - John Barry - Copper Colored Gal
13 - John Barry - Dixie Kidnaps Vera
14 - John Barry - The Depression Hits Best Beats Sandman
15 - John Barry - Daybreak Express Medley

James Last - With Compliments


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James Last - 01 - Endless Journey
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James Last - 03 - The Last Guest Is Gone
James Last - 04 - El Condor Pasa
James Last - 05 - Evie
James Last - 06 - Rainy, Rainy
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James Last - 08 - Andanca
James Last - 09 - Tango Regina
James Last - 10 - Ballad Of The Easy Rider
James Last - 11 - Jean
James Last - 12 - The Pearl Fishers

James Last - Trumpet A-Go-Go

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01 - James Last - American Patrol
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03 - James Last - Granada
04 - James Last - Never On A Sunday
05 - James Last - La Paloma
06 - James Last - Ave Maria No Morro
07 - James Last - Tico Tico
08 - James Last - Delicado
09 - James Last - Cherry Pink
10 - James Last - La Bamaba
11 - James Last - Greensleeves
12 - James Last - Mexican Hat Dance
13 - James Last - Passion Flower
14 - James Last - Mexico City

James Last - The Tropical Collection CD1 CD2 (1993)


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James Last - 01 - Copacabana
James Last - 02 - Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
James Last - 03 - La Sorella
James Last - 04 - Guantanamera
James Last - 05 - Cachita
James Last - 06 - El Condor Pasa
James Last - 07 - Ole! O'cangaceiro
James Last - 08 - La Cumparsita
James Last - 09 - Besame Mucho
James Last - 10 - Feels So Good
James Last - 11 - Siesta
James Last - 12 - Caminito
James Last - 13 - Patricia
James Last - 14 - The Breeze And I
James Last - 15 - Siboney
James Last - 16 - La Bamba

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James Last - 01 - Tropical Paradise
James Last - 02 - Ayacucho
James Last - 03 - Quando Sali Di Cuba
James Last - 04 - Un Poco Rio
James Last - 05 - Tico Tico
James Last - 06 - Calypso
James Last - 07 - Rio
James Last - 08 - Adalita
James Last - 09 - La Cucaracha
James Last - 10 - Brazil
James Last - 11 - Ai No Corrida
James Last - 12 - Viva La Mexico
James Last - 13 - La Playa
James Last - 14 - Happy Brasilia
James Last - 16 - The Girl From Ipanema

James Last - The Best Of


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James Last - A Man And A Woman
James Last - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
James Last - Ave Maria
James Last - Cherry Pink
James Last - Concerto D'Aranjuez Adagio
James Last - Elvira Madigan
James Last - Guantanamera
James Last - Hey Jude
James Last - La Bamba
James Last - Lara's Theme
James Last - Let It Be
James Last - Love Story
James Last - Speak Softly Love
James Last - The Lonely Shepherd
James Last - This Is My Song
James Last - What Now My Love
James Last - Yesterday

James Last - That's Life


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01 - James Last - That's Life
02 - James Last - Help Me Girl
03 - James Last - Games That Lovers Play
04 - James Last - Time After Time
05 - James Last - Lingering On
06 - James Last - Winchester Cathedral
07 - James Last - Go Away Little Girl
08 - James Last - Born Free
09 - James Last - Guantanamera
10 - James Last - My Love
11 - James Last - The Day That We Said Good-Bye
12 - James Last - Strolling Through Gateshead

James Last - Tanz Mit Mir 2000


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01 - James Last - Medley Rock Around The Clocksee You Later Alligatorhound Dog
02 - James Last - Soley Soley
03 - James Last - Hands Up
04 - James Last - Fanfare For The Common Man
05 - James Last - Can You Feel It
06 - James Last - La Bostella
07 - James Last - One For You One For Me
08 - James Last - Little Brown Jug
09 - James Last - My Sharona
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11 - James Last - Rise

James Last - Still Wie Die Nacht 1985



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01 - James Last - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
02 - James Last - Notre Dame
03 - James Last - Rodrigos Concerto
04 - James Last - In Der Halle Des Bergkönigs
05 - James Last - Feuertanz
06 - James Last - Largo
07 - James Last - Habanera
08 - James Last - Adagio
09 - James Last - Ave Maria
10 - James Last - Die Moldau
11 - James Last - Still Wie Die Nacht
12 - James Last - Barcarole
13 - James Last - Slawischer Tanz Nr.10
14 - James Last - Träumerei
15 - James Last - Capriccio Italien
16 - James Last - Gefangenen Chor

James Last - Star Boulevard CD1 - 2 ( 2004 )


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01 - James Last - Biscaya
02 - James Last - Der Einsame Hirte
03 - James Last - Moonlight Serenade
04 - James Last - Wien Bleibt Wien
05 - James Last - Morgens Um Sieben
06 - James Last - Aennchen Von Tharau
07 - James Last - Schiwago Melodie
08 - James Last - Der Letzte Walzer
09 - James Last - Traumschiff Thema
10 - James Last - Wenn Suess Das Mondlicht Auf Den Huegeln Schlaeft
11 - James Last - Ballade Pour Adeline
12 - James Last - Rosen Aus Dem Sueden
13 - James Last - La Vie En Rose
14 - James Last - Petite Fleur

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01 - James Last - Biscaya
02 - James Last - Der Einsame Hirte
03 - James Last - Moonlight Serenade
04 - James Last - Wien Bleibt Wien
05 - James Last - Morgens Um Sieben
06 - James Last - Aennchen Von Tharau
07 - James Last - Schiwago Melodie
08 - James Last - Der Letzte Walzer
09 - James Last - Traumschiff Thema
10 - James Last - Wenn Suess Das Mondlicht Auf Den Huegeln Schlaeft
11 - James Last - Ballade Pour Adeline
12 - James Last - Rosen Aus Dem Sueden
13 - James Last - La Vie En Rose
14 - James Last - Petite Fleur

James Last - Rosita


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01 - James last, Tango - La cumparsita
02 - James last, Tango - Adios, Pampa Mia
03 - James last, Tango - Flutes-Tango
04 - James last, Tango - Blauer Himmel
05 - James last, Tango - A Media Luz
06 - James last, Tango - Amargura
07 - James last, Tango - Blue Tango
08 - James last, Tango - Caminito
09 - James last, Tango - Rosita
10 - James last, Tango - Adios Muchachos!
11 - James last, Tango - Tango
12 - James last, Tango - Tanz mal Tango

James Last - Rosen Aus Dem Süden - Sueden


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01 - James Last - Rosen aus dem Sueden
02 - James Last - Leichtes Blut
03 - James Last - G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald
04 - James Last - Annen-Polka
05 - James Last - Fruehlingsstimmen-Walzer
06 - James Last - Unter Donner und Blitz
07 - James Last - kaiserwalzer
08 - James Last - Eljen a Magyar
09 - James Last - Radetzky-March

James Last - Paris Mon Amour


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01 - Moulin Rouge
02 - Plaisir D'Amour
03 - La Seine
04 - Sur Le Ponts D'Avignon
05 - Et Maintenant
06 - La Mer
07 - Charmaine
08 - Ballade Pour Adeline
09 - La Vie En Rose
10 - L'Important C'Est La Rose
11 - Petite Fleur
12 - Dolannes Melody
13 - If You Go Away

James Last - Romantic Dreams


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01 - James Last - Going Home
02 - James Last - Scarborough Fair
03 - James Last - Amazing Grace
04 - James Last - Es Waren Zwei Koningskinder
05 - James Last - Paintings
06 - James Last - Abide With Me
07 - James Last - Yosaku
08 - James Last - Careless Love
09 - James Last - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
10 - James Last - The Rose Of Tralee
11 - James Last - The Londonderry Air
12 - James Last - Country Train
13 - James Last - Cockles And Mussels

2009. október 22., csütörtök

Jimmy Smith Trio Quintet - Testifyin

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01 bro' pugh
02 killing me softly with his song
03 paid in full
04 can't get enough
05 organ grinder's swing
06 it's alright with me
07 for the good times
08 jazz scattin'
09 got my mojo workin'
10 testifyin'
11 more to life (than living)
12 st. thomas
13 (that's the time) i feel like making love
14 lookin' ain't gettin'

James Last - The Best From 150 Gold 1969-1979


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01 - Starparade
02 - Hora Staccato
03 - Charmaine
04 - Morning At Seven
05 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
06 - Happy Music
07 - La Entrada Del Bilbao
08 - Knock On Wood
09 - Ballade Pour Adeline
10 - Happy Heart
11 - The Lonely Shepherd
12 - Liechtensteiner Polka
13 - Romance For Violin And Orchestra In F Major
14 - Amboss-Polka
15 - Salome
16 - Sleighride In St. Petersburg

Oscar Peterson - Soft Sands


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01 - Soft Sands
02 - On the Outside Looking in
03 - It Happens Every Spring
04 - Chanel
05 - You Took Advantage of Me
06 - Why Oh Why
07 - Song to the Stars
08 - Echoes
09 - I Ve Never Left Your Arms
10 - I Cant Get Started
11 - Dream O Na Summer Night
12 - Susquehanna
13 - I Ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
14 - Get Me to the Church on Time
15 - Show Me
16 - I Could Have Danced All Night
17 - On the Street Where You Live
18 - Wouldnt it Be Lovely
19 - The Rain in Spain
20 - The Golden Striker

2009. október 21., szerda

Michel Pruvot Présente - Mega Musette vol 1 - 4


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01 - Michel Pruvot - A Fond la Caisse [Galop]
02 - Maurice Larcange - Mon Amant de St. Jean [Valse]
03 - Louis Corchia - Furia Gitane (Paso Doble)
04 - Louis Ledrich - Printemps D'Alsace [Valse]
05 - Yvette Horner - La Marche des Mineurs
06 - Michel Pruvot - La Bougnate [Valse]
07 - Jacky Noguez - El Choclo [Tango]
08 - Emile Prud'Homme - Dédé de Montmartre [Valse]
09 - Andre Blot - La Mattiche [Marche]
10 - Michel Pruvot - Sur un Air D'Accordéon [Valse]
11 - Milan Gramantik - Adios Milano (Paso Doble)
12 - Jo Privat - Balajo [Valse]
13 - Louis Corchia - Pampero [Tango]
14 - Tony Muréna - Adios Sevilla (Paso Doble)
15 - Yvette Horner - Y'avait du Printemps Partout [Valse]
16 - Michel Pruvot - Laisse-Moi T'Aimer [Tango]
17 - Maurice Larcange - Mambo Loto
18 - Andre Brocoletti - Princesse Gzardas [Valse Viennoise]
19 - Emile Vacher - Les Triolets [Polka]
20 - Jean Segurel - Bruyeres Corréziennes [Valse]
21 - Michel Pruvot - La Fiesta del Sol (Paso Doble)
22 - Roger Sy - L' Etoile des Troubadours [Valse]
23 - Louis Ledrich - La Marche du Festival
24 - Michel Pruvot - Perles de Cristal [Polka]
25 - Jean Vaissade - Sombreros et Mantilles (Paso Doble)

Cd-2

01 - Michel Pruvot 01 Spounick [Galop]
02 - Yvette Horner 02 Gatitos Negros (Paso Doble)
03 - Jo Privat 03 Sa Préférée [Valse]
04 - Michel Pruvot 04 A Rosas en Espagne (Paso Doble)
05 - Michel Pruvot 05 Olé Olé (Paso Doble)
06 - Milan Gramantik 06 Retour de Boheme [Valse Lente]
07 - Tony Muréna 07 In the Mood [Fox, Swing]
08 - Michel Pruvot 08 La Valse des Canaris
09 - Michel Pruvot 09 Le Retour des Hirondelles [Valse]
10 - Yvette Horner 10 Amoureusement [Boléro]
11 - Roger Sy 11 Quel Plaisir de Se Revoir [Marche]
12 - Louis Corchia 12 Moulin Rouge [Boston]
13 - Michel Pruvot 13 Les Oiseaux S'amusent [Valse]
14 - Michel Pruvot 14 La Petite Valse
15 - Jacky Noguez 15 Accordéon Disco [Marche, Disco]
16 - Emile Vacher - Plaisance Fox [Polka, Fox]
17 - Andre Brocoletti - L' Or et L'Argent [Valse Viennoise]
18 - Maurice Larcange 18 Sur le Chemin de Ta Maison [Tango]
19 - Michel Pruvot 19 Le Tango du Bal Musette
20 - Andre Brocoletti - El Luchino (Paso Doble)
21 - Michel Pruvot 21 Le Paso du Bal Busette (Paso Doble)
22 - Tony Muréna 22 Indifférence [Valse]
23 - Michel Pruvot 23 Aubade D'Oiseaux [Valse]
24 - Jo Privat, Jr 24 Djazzy Mandy [Valse Swing]
25 - Michel Pruvot 25 Blaze Away [Marche]

Cd-3

01 - Michel Pruvot - Le Soleil Doit Briller Pour Tout L'Monde [Marche Disco]
02 - Emile Prud'Homme - C'est Lui Qu' Mon Cour a Choisi [Valse]
03 - Jean Vaissade - Dans Les Bras d'Un Matelot [Valse]
04 - Emile Vacher - Avionnette [Polka]
05 - Michel Pruvot - Princesse Accordéon [Valse]
06 - Michel Pruvot - Brise Napolitaine [Valse]
07 - Emile Prud'Homme - Pinsonnette [Polka]
08 - Michel Pruvot - Reine de Musette [Valse]
09 - Jean Ségurel - Retour aux Champs [Valse]
10 - Michel Pruvot - Reve D'Accordéoniste [Valse]
11 - Michel Pruvot - Le Rossignol Montmartrois [Polka]
12 - Louis Ledrich - Fleur de Neige [Valse]
13 - Michel Pruvot - Retour de Liege [Marche]
13 - Roger Sy - C'est la Nuit des Troubadours [Valse]
14 - Michel Pruvot - Le Boston des Amoureux
15 - Jo Privat - Rhythme Futur [Swing]
17 - Andre Blot - Le Chaland Qui Passe [Valse]
18 - Jacky Noguez - Jeannot Musette [Valse]
19 - Yvette Horner - Payotte [Valse]
20 - Jean Ségurel - Nostalgie de Son Pays [Valse]
21 - Jean Vaissade - Ti-Pi-Tin [Valse]
22 - Andrew Blot - Ma Bavaroise [Valse]
23 - Milan Gramantik - Viens Faire un Tour a la Guingette [Valse]
24 - Jo Privat, Jr - Au Bar de L'Accordéon [Valse]
25 - Yvette Horner - Seme Danse Hongroise [Classique]

Cd-4

01 - Alain Musicchini - Au Bal des Amoureux [Valse]
02 - Jean-Paul Cressandon - Sam'di Soir C'est la Fiesta (Paso Doble)
03 - Bertrand Hembert - En Avant Pour le Tango
04 - Thierry Bonnefous - La Rumba Guanabacoa
05 - Yasmine - El Makos (Paso Doble)
06 - Bernard Marly - La Valse a Marlou
07 - Bruno De Smet - Dit Zinzin Paris Paso (Paso Doble)
08 - Corinne Rousselet - Panorama Musette [Valse]
09 - Jacques Demeurs - L' Hymne Officiel de la F.N.C.O.F. [Marche]
10 - Christian Boissonnade - La Java du Cantou Java
11 - James Lesueur - Mister James [Mazurka]
12 - Danyel Dorgere - La Valse des Beaux Jours
13 - Bande A Bardet - Vive Les Pompiers [Marche]
14 - Jacques Besset - Le Moulin de Montfermeil [Valse]
15 - Rene Grolier - Guadeloupe [Boléro]
16 - Alain Vinckier - C'est la Fiesta (Paso Doble)
17 - Jean Robert Chappelet - Passion Bohémienne [Valse]
18 - Andre Trichot - Couleur Paso (Paso Doble)
19 - Claude Geney Mega - Burnhaupt en Fete [Marche]
20 - Christian Peschel - Au Bal de la Boulange Java
22 - Jo Sony - La Java du Bal a Papa Java
23 - Pierre Peribois - La Polka des Thés Dansants
24 - Dominique Bodin - La Revanche Java
25 - Raymond Caille - Les Moules Marinieres [Marche]

2009. október 20., kedd

Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass


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01 - the great manolete
02 - spanish harlem
03 - swinger from seville
04 - winds of barcelona
05 - green leaves of summer
06 - more
07 - america
08 - surfin' seĄorita
09 - marching thru madrid
10 - crea mi amor
11 - mexican corn
12 - milord

2009. október 18., vasárnap

The Mastersounds With Wes Montgomery - Kismet The King



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01 - Overture
02 - Gesticulate And Rhymes Have I
03 - Olive Tree
04 - Not Since Nineveh
05 - Baubles Bangles And Beads
06 - Fate
07 - And This Is My Beloved
08 - Stranger In Paradise
09 - Dance Of The Siamese Children
10 - I Have Dreamed
11 - Medley (The Puzzlement-Something Wonderful)
12 - Getting To Know You
13 - My Lord And Master
14 - Medley (Hello Young Lovers-Whistle A Happy Tune)
15 - We Kiss In The Shadows
16 - Shall We Dance
17 - Epilogue






Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He came from a musical family; his brothers, Monk (string bass and electric bass) and Buddy (vibraphone and piano), were jazz performers. The brothers released a number of albums together as the Montgomery Brothers. Although he was not skilled at reading music, he could learn complex melodies and riffs by ear. Montgomery started learning guitar relatively late, at the age of 19, by listening to and learning the recordings of his idol, guitarist Charlie Christian. He was known for his ability to play Christian solos note for note and was hired by Lionel Hampton for this ability.[1]

Many fellow jazz guitarists consider Montgomery the greatest influence among modern jazz guitarists. Pat Metheny has praised him greatly, saying "I learned to play listening to Wes Montgomery's Smokin' At The Half Note." In addition, Metheny stated to the New York Times in 2005 that the solo on "If You Could See Me Now," from this album is his favorite of all time. Joe Pass indicated that, "To me, there have been only three real innovators on the guitar--Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, and Django Reinhardt," as cited in James Sallis's The Guitar Players and in his Hot Licks instructional video. In addition, George Benson attests, "Wes had a corn on his thumb, which gave his sound that point. He would get one sound for the soft parts, and then that point by using the corn. That's why no one will ever match Wes. And his thumb was double-jointed. He could bend it all the way back to touch his wrist, which he would do to shock people." Kenny Burrell states, "It was an honor that he called me as his second guitarist for a session." In addition, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, David Becker, Joe Diorio and Pat Martino have pointed to him numerous times as a great influence.

Following the early work of swing/pre-bop guitarist Charlie Christian and gypsy-jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wes joined Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, and Barney Kessell to put guitar on the map as a bebop / post-bop instrument. While these men generally curtailed their own output in the 1960s, Montgomery recorded prolifically during this period, lending guitar to the same tunes contemporaries like John Coltrane and Miles Davis were recording. While many Jazz players are regarded as virtuosos, Montgomery had a very wide influence on other virtuosos who followed him, and in the respect he earned from his contemporaries. To many, Montgomery's playing defines jazz guitar and the sound that learners try to emulate.

Dave Miele and Dan Bielowsky claim, "Wes Montgomery was certainly one of the most influential and most musical guitarists to ever pick up the instrument....He took the use of octaves and chord melodies to a greater level than any other guitarist, before or since....Montgomery is undoubtedly one of the most important voices in Jazz guitar that has ever lived-or most likely ever will live. A discussion of Jazz guitar is simply not thorough if it does not touch upon Wes Montgomery." (Jazz Improv Magazine, vol 7 # 4 p. 26).

"Listening to [Wes Montgomery's] solos is like teetering at the edge of a brink," composer-conductor Gunther Schuller asserted, as quoted by Jazz & Pop critic Will Smith. "His playing at its peak becomes unbearably exciting, to the point where one feels unable to muster sufficient physical endurance to outlast it." Wes received many awards and accolades: Nominated for two Grammy Awards for Bumpin', 1965; received Grammy Award for Goin' Out of My Head as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by Large Group or Soloist with Large Group, 1966; nominated for Grammy Awards for "Eleanor Rigby" and Down Here on the Ground, 1968; nominated for Grammy Award for Willow, Weep for Me, 1969. Wes' second album, The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, earned him Down Beat magazine's "New Star" award in 1960. In addition, he won the Down Beat Critic's Poll award for best Jazz guitarist in 1960, '61, '62,'63, '66, and 1967. (NPR.org, September 26, 2007).

Montgomery toured with Lionel Hampton early in his career, however the combined stress of touring and being away from family brought him back home to Indianapolis. To support his family of eight, Montgomery worked in a factory from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, then performed in local clubs from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Cannonball Adderley heard Montgomery in an Indianapolis club and was floored. The next morning, he called record producer Orrin Keepnews, who signed Montgomery to a recording contract with Riverside Records. Adderly later recorded with Montgomery on his Pollwinners album. Montgomery recorded with his brothers and various other group members, including the Wynton Kelly Trio which previously backed up Miles Davis.

John Coltrane asked Montgomery to join his band after a jam session, but Montgomery continued to lead his own band. Boss Guitar seems to refer to his status as a guitar-playing bandleader. He also made contributions to recordings by Jimmy Smith. Jazz purists relish Montgomery's recordings up through 1965, and sometimes complain that he abandoned hard-bop for pop jazz towards the end of his career, although it is arguable that he gained a wider audience for his earlier work with his soft jazz from 1965-1968. During this late period he would occasionally turn out original material alongside jazzy orchestral arrangements of pop songs. In sum, this late period earned him considerable wealth and created a platform for a new audience to hear his earlier recordings.

Wes Montgomery died of a heart attack on June 15, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.[2]

[edit] Technique

According to Jazz guitar educator Wolf Marshall, Montgomery often approached solos in a three-tiered manner: He would begin a repeating progression with single note lines, derived from scales or modes; after a fitting number of sequences, he would play octaves for a few more sequences, finally culminating with block chords.[1]

The use of octaves (playing the same note on two strings one octave apart) for which he is widely known, became known as "the Naptown Sound". Montgomery was also an excellent "single-line" or "single-note" player, and was very influential in the use of block chords in his solos. His playing on the jazz standard Lover Man is an example of his single-note, octave- and block-chord soloing. ("Lover Man" appears on the Fantasy album The Montgomery Brothers.)

Instead of using a guitar pick, Montgomery plucked the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb, using downstrokes for single notes and a combination of upstrokes and downstrokes for chords and octaves. Montgomery developed this technique not for technical reasons but for his wife. He worked long hours as a machinist before his career began and practiced late at night while his wife was sleeping. He played with his thumb so that his playing would be softer and not wake her. This technique enabled him to get a mellow, expressive tone from his guitar. George Benson, in the liner notes of the Ultimate Wes Montgomery album, wrote, "Wes had a corn on his thumb, which gave his sound that point. He would get one sound for the soft parts, and then that point by using the corn. That's why no one will ever match Wes. And his thumb was double-jointed. He could bend it all the way back to touch his wrist, which he would do to shock people."

He generally played a Gibson L-5CES guitar. In his later years he played one of two guitars that Gibson custom made for him. In his early years, Montgomery had a tube amp, often a Fender. In his later years, he played a solid state Standel amp with a 15-inch (380 mm) speaker.

[edit] Recording career

Montgomery toured with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton's orchestra from July 1948 to January 1950, and can be heard on recordings from this period. Montgomery then returned to Indianapolis and did not record again until December 1957 (save for one session in 1955), when he took part in a session that included his brothers Monk and Buddy, as well as trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who made his recording debut with Montgomery. Most of the recordings made by Montgomery and his brothers from 1957-1959 were released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1]

From 1959 Montgomery was signed to the Riverside Records label, and remained there until late 1963, just before the company went bankrupt. The recordings made during this period are widely considered by fans and jazz historians to be Montgomery's best and most influential. Two sessions in January 1960 yielded The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, which was recorded as a quartet with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The album featured two of Montgomery's most well-known compositions, "Four on Six" and "West Coast Blues."

Almost all of Montgomery's output on Riverside featured the guitarist in a small group setting, usually a trio (and always with his organist from his Indianapolis days, Melvin Rhyne), a quartet, or a quintet, playing a mixture of hard-swinging uptempo jazz numbers and quiet ballads. The lone exception, Fusion, telegraphed his post-Riverside career: it was his first recording with a string ensemble. One of the more memorable sets involved a co-leadership collaboration with vibraphone virtuoso and Modern Jazz Quartet mainstay Milt Jackson, whom producer Orrin Keepnews has said insisted on a collaboration with Montgomery as a condition for signing a solo recording deal with Riverside.

In 1964 Montgomery moved to Verve Records for two years. His stay at Verve yielded a number of albums where he was featured with an orchestra---brass-dominated (Movin' Wes), string-oriented (Bumpin', Tequila), or a mix of both (Goin' Out of My Head, California Dreamin').[1]

But he never abandoned jazz entirely in the Verve years, whether with a few selections on most of the Verve albums, or by such sets as 1965s Smokin' at the Half Note (showcasing two memorable appearances at the famous New York City club with the Wynton Kelly Trio) or a pair of albums he made with jazz organ titan Jimmy Smith, The Dynamic Duo and The Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes). He continued to play outstanding live jazz guitar, as evidenced by surviving audio and video recordings from his 1965 tour of Europe.

As a considered founder of the Smooth Jazz school the album "Bumpin'" (1965) represents a model from which many modern recording are derived: as the liner notes to the CD remaster issue note, after being unable to produce the desired results by the guitarist and orchestra playing together, arranger Don Sebesky suggested Montgomery record the chosen music with his chosen small group, after which Sebesky would write the orchestral charts based on what Montgomery's group had produced. Longer clips from all of the tracks on "Bumpin'" and other Wes Montgomery albums are found on Verve Records website.

By the time Montgomery released his first album for A&M Records, he had seemingly abandoned jazz entirely for the more lucrative pop market, though as in his Verve period he played his customary jazz in small group settings in live appearances. The three albums released during his A&M period (1967-68) feature orchestral renditions of famous pop songs ("Scarborough Fair," "I Say a Little Prayer for You," "Eleanor Rigby," etc.) with Montgomery reciting the melody with his guitar. These records were the most commercially successful of his career, but featured the least jazz improvisation.[citation needed]

He didn't have very long to live to enjoy his commercial success, however; in 1968, he woke one morning, remarked to his wife that he "Didn't feel very well," and minutes later collapsed, dying of a heart attack within minutes. Montgomery's home town of Indianapolis has named a park in his honor. He is the grandfather of actor Anthony Montgomery.[1]

Wes and Buddy, along with Richard Crabtree and Benny Barth, formed "The Mastersounds", and recorded "Jazz Showcase Introducing The Mastersounds" and a jazz version of "The King and I", both released by World Pacific Records. They first played together at Seattle, particularly working up the set for "The King and I", at a club called Dave's Fifth Avenue. The composers were so impressed by the jazz version of "The King & I" that they pre-released the score of "Flower Drum Song" to the quartet to allow simultaneous release with the sound track album.