30 junho 2011

Ascenseur Pour L'Èchafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) : Original Soundtrack

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Ascenseur pour l’èchafaud - Lift to the scaffold
Paris, 4-5.12.1957
Original Soundtrack

01. Generique

02. L’Assassinat De Carala

03. Sur L’Autoroute
04. Julien Dans L’Ascenseur

05. Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees
06. Diner Au Motel

07. Evasion De Julien

08. Visite Du Vigile

09. Au Bar Du Petit Bac

10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

Total time 73:45

Miles Davis - trumpet - Barney Wilen - tenor saxophone - René Urtreger - piano - Pierre Michelot - bass - Kenny Clarke - drums

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Audio CD (October 2, 2003)

Label: Universal 

01. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees - (take 1)
02. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees - (take 2)
03. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees - (take 3)
04. Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysees - (take 4)
05. Assassinat - (take 1)
06. Assassinat - (take 2)
07. Assassinat - (take 3)
08. Motel
09. Final - (take 1)
10. Final - (take 2)
11. Final - (take 3)
12. Ascenseur
13. Le Petit Bal - (take 1)
14. Le Petit Bal - (take 2)
15. Sequence Voiture - (take 1)
16. Sequence Voiture - (take 2)

17. Generique
18. L'Assassinat De Carala
19. Sur L'Autoroute
20. Julien Dans L'Ascenseur
21. Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysee
22. Diner Au Motel
23. Evasion De Julien
24. Visite Du Vigile
25. Au Bar Du Petit Bac
26. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

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Miles Davis et Jeanne Moreau

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Paris 1957

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1954)

2008 remastered issue

Miles Davis - trumpet Percy Heath - bass Kenny Clarke - drums


on "Bags' Groove", take 1 & 2:

Milt Jackson - vibesThelonious Monk - piano

on the other tracks:

Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
 Horace Silver - piano

01. Bags' Groove, take 1 (M. Jackson) - 11:16

02. Bags' Groove, take 2 (M. Jackson) - 9:24

03. Airegin (S. Rollins) - 5:01

04. Oleo (S. Rollins) - 5:14

05. But Not For Me, take 2 (G. & I Gershwin) - 5:45

06. Doxy (S.Rollins) - 4:55

07. But Not For Me, take 1 (G. & I Gershwin) - 4:36

mp3 320kbps + full cover scans: rapidshare


what a nice trumpet

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Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Rolf Ericson, photo by Ray Avery
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Chet Baker Quintet at The Forum Theater 1956

MP3 @ 192kbps VBR : 51mb with Covers & Scans
Label: Fresh Sound FSRCD 9004

Recorded at the Forum Theater, Los Angeles July 24th (Tracks 2 & 5), 25th (Track 1) and 31st, 1956.

Chet Baker (trumpet) Phil Urso (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass)
Peter Littman
(drums) Bill Loughbrough (chromatic tympani on #4 and #8)

Tracks: [42:03]
1. Extra Mild (5:17)
2. Chippyin' (3:19)
3. Tabu (5:34)
4. A Night On Bop Mountain (4:15)
5. Jumpin Off A Clef (5:51)
6. I Can’’t Get Started (3:06)
7. Down (6:08)
8. Pawnee Junction (3:59)
9. Music To Dance To (4:34)

27 junho 2011

Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin’ At Backstreet (1980)

MP3 @320kbps : 154mb (RS.com) with 5% file recovery : Includes Cover
Label: Fresh Sound FSR-CD 128

Recorded live at Backstreet club, New Haven, Feb 19, 1980

Chet Baker trumpet Drew Salperto piano Mike Formanek bass Art Frank drums

1 . Tune Up - 15:20
2 . Milestones - 13:05
3 . Blue ‘’n’’ Boogie - 10:35
4 . Stella By Starlight - 17:34
5 . Four - 15:05
6 . Just Friends - 5:35 [incomplete]
Time: 77:14
P1 - P2

Chet Baker Quartet 1954 Jazz At Ann Arbor

Chet Baker Quartet – Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) [MP3]
 : 256 kbps : 85 MB

The Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker trumpet Russ Freeman piano Carson Smith bass Bob Neal drums


1 . Line For Lyons (7:16)

2 . Lover Man (6:06)
3 . My Funny Valentine (5:26)

4 . Maid in Mexico (5:11)
5 . Stella By Starlight (4:33)

6 . My Old Flame (6:04)

7 . Headline (5:06)

8 . Russ Job (6:18)

Playtime : 46':18

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Chet Baker in St. Louis

Picture For Your Exhibition
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Chet Baker in St. Louis
by Joe Schwab

Here's a shot of a very young Chet Baker, taken here in St. Louis at The Glass Bar (Peacock Alley). I'm guessing this is right around 1956, shortly after Chet had returned from his first trip to Europe, resulting in the untimely overdose death of pianist Dick Twardzik. Pictured here along with Chet are tenor player Phil Urso, drummer Lawrence Marable and I'm guessing Carson Smith. Maybe someone out there can verify this. The photo was taken by Bernie Thrasher.

26 junho 2011

Chano Pozo with Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 1948

01 - Emanon (D.Gillespie-Milt Shaw)
02 - Cool-Ya-Koo (D.Gillespie-G.Fuller)
03 - 'Round About Midnight (T.Monk)
04 - Stay On It (T.Dameron-C.Basie)
05 - Good Bait (T.Dameron-C.Basie)
06 - One Bass Hit (R.Brown-G.Fuller-D.Gillespie)
07 - Manteca P.1 (C.Pozo-D.Gillespie-G. Fuller)
08 - One Bass Hit (D.Gillespie - J. Lewis)
09 - I Should Care (Weston - Cahn - Storthal)
10 - Guarachi Guaro (D. Gillespie - L. Pozo)
11 - Relaxin' At Camarillo (C. Parker)
12 - Oo-pop-a-da (D. Gillespie - J. Brown)
13 - The Squirrel (T. Dameron)
14 - Taboo (M.Lecuona)
15 - Dizzier and Dizzier (G.Wilson - C.Basie)
16 - Manteca P.2 (C.Pozo - D.Gillespie - G.Fuller)

Publié par Yorubajazz

Chano Pozo with Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra - The Real Birth of Cubop

Chano Pozo The Legacy (678Mb)

Rare photo


I just found this rare photo of Chano Pozo playing his conga backstage with Dizzy Gillespie. Chano’s legacy is one of mythical proportions and I couldn’t believe it when I found this rare, unseen photo. For decades his music was difficult to find, until 2001 when a three CD box set was finally released (Chano Pozo-El Tambor De Cuba), containing thousands of dollars worth of rare records, along with a nice thick booklet of pics, bio, etc.

Posted by Joey Altruda

25 junho 2011

Oh, Lady Be Good

Lyrics by Dizzy Gillespie

Listen to my tale of woe,
It's terribly sad but true,
All dressed up, no place to go
Each evening I'm awfully blue.

I must win some handsome guy
Can't go on like this,
I could blossom out I know,
With somebody just like you. So

Oh, sweet and lovely lady, be good
Oh, lady, be good to me
I am so awfully misunderstood
So lady, be good to me
Oh, please have some pity
I'm all-alone in this big city
I tell you I'm just a lonesome babe in the wood,
So lady be good to me.

Oh, please have some pity
I'm all alone in this big city
I tell you I'm just a lonesome babe in the wood,
So lady be good to me.
Oh lady be good to me.

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

17 junho 2011


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Dizzy Gillespie The Lighthouse 1975 by Paul Slaughter
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Dizzy Gillespie smoking a cigar 1976 by Tom Marcello

14 junho 2011

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Copenhagen Concert 1959

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Copenhagen Concert (1992)
EAC V1.0 beta 1 | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 295 MB | FULL SCANS - 21 MB (600dpi) + 3% Recovery
Label: Steeplechase | Catalogue No: SCCD 36024

Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 17, 1959.

Dizzy Gillespie trumpet Leo Wright alto saxophone Junior Mance piano Art Davis bass Teddy Steward drums

1. I Found a Million Dollar Baby 10:20
2. My Man 4:16
3. Oh! Lady Be Good 3:42
4. They Can't Take That Away 5:29
5. Wheatleigh Hall 11:41
6. A Short One 0:09
7. Introduction 0:26
8. A Night In Tunisia 13:00
9. Lorraine Gillespie
10. Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee 4:01
11. There is No Greater Love 4:01
12. Woody'n You Gillespie 7:51

Recording Time 68 minutes

Wupload | Part 1 | Part 2
Filesonic | Part 1 | Part 2

This SteepleChase CD for the first time releases music from a Sept. 17, 1959 Copenhagen concert featuring trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and his Quintet of the period (which includes altoist Leo Wright, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Art Davis and drummer Teddy Stewart). Wright (who doubled on flute) was a perfectly suitable musical partner for Gillespie (staying with the group until 1962) and was always able to take assertive solos without trying to stealing the spotlight from the trumpeter. Diz is in good spirits throughout these two sets, singing a good-humored "Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee" and scatting furiously on "Lady Be Good." His trumpet chops are in excellent form and his solos are as complex as ever. Highlights include "My Man," "Wheatleigh Hall," "Night in Tunisia" and "Woody'n You." ~ Scott Yanow

Dizzy Life

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Dizzy Gillespie - DeeGee Days - The Savoy Sessions

1. Tin Tin Deo
2. Birk's Works
3. We Love to Boogie
4. Lady Be Good
5. Love Me Pretty Baby
6. The Champ
7. I'm in a Mess
8. School Days
9. Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
10. Bopsie's Blues
11. Bopsie's Blues
12. I Couldn't Beat the Rap
13. Caravan
14. Caravan
15. Nobody Knows
16. The Bluest Blues
17. On the Sunny Side of the Street
18. Stardust
19. Time on My Hands
20. Blue Skies
21. Umbrella Man
22. Pop's Confessin'
23. Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee
24. They Can't Take That Away from Me

Savoy SJL 2209 LP 1985

flac + cover (LP)
part1 - part2 - part3 - part4 - part5

Thanks to moha

When Detroiter David Usher and Dizzy Gillespie founded the Dee Gee record label, they might have had an inkling that their project could, and would, fail financially due to poor distribution, the conversion from 78s to LPs, and the heavy hammer of the taxman. They might have felt, but could not have imagined, that they would create some of the most essential and pivotal jazz recordings for all time, not to mention some of the last great sides of the pioneering bebop era. Gillespie's large ensembles brought to public attention the fledgling young alto and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, such Detroiters as guitarist Kenny Burrell or pianist/vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and vocalists Joe Carroll, Freddy Strong and Melvin Moore. Considering the years -- 1951 and 1952 -- this was revolutionary breakthrough music from a technical and entertainment aspect, delightful music that has stood the test of time and displays the trumpeter in his prime as a bandleader. Of the three cuts with Coltrane, he swims behind Gillespie's horn and Jackson's vibes during the churning, Latin faced "Tin Tin Deo," and in tandem with the trumpeter for the short chorus of "Birk's Work's." It's only a hint of Coltrane's genius to come. Joe Carroll is animated and jacked up during his many featured numbers, especially loose on the extrapolated "Lady Be Good," dour and all shook up on "I'm in a Mess," positively celebrating sophmoricism over the Asian piano stylings of Jackson for "School Days," giddy on a goofball take of "Blues Skies" that refers to water more than air, and down and out for "Nobody Knows" -- all of them true classics. On top of that, there's the spiky intro to the campy waltzing, troubadour chorused "Umbrella Man," the all time hit "Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo Bee" which defines vocalese and scat, and Carroll's mock Louis Armstrong singing for "Confessin'." Moore's deep Billy Eckstine-like crooning takes center stage for the begging song "Love Me Pretty Baby" and two takes of "Bopsie's Blues." Freddy Strong's feature on "We Love to Boogie" with Coltrane and Burrell exemplifies the most ebullient good feelings always present on the Gillespie bandstand. Historically but unfairly lost in the shuffle of all of the virtuosity in these groups is baritone saxophonist Bill Graham, Gillespie's back-up catcher who took basic melodies and framed them in deep blues hues, strike after strike after strike. Violinist Stuff Smith's razor sharp tone is here for seven tracks, most noticeably on two clipped, Asian/Latin flavored versions of "Caravan," Gillespie's signature reading of "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and a hallmark adaptation of the ballad "Stardust." "The Champ," at nearly six minutes, is the ultimate flag waving bop icon, with drummer Art Blakey firing up an immortal three-horn front line of Gillespie, tenor saxophonist Budd Johnson, and trombonist J.J. Johnson, with Jackson on vibraphone. Instrumentally concise, always with a harmonic depth and technical brilliance that punctuates bebop, and a recording technology enhanced from the '40s, Dee Gee Days will stand forever as one of the most important albums in jazz history, and belongs in every serious -- or whimsical -- jazz lover's collection -- period! ~ Review by Michael G. Nastos

Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Man at Fort Belvedere Near Ascot July 1963

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Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Man at Fort Belvedere Near Ascot July 1963

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (2001)

MP3 @320 kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo : 179 mb
Total Time: 01:14:55

"The Cool World" 1964

01. Theme From The Cool World
02. The Pushers
03. Enter, Priest
04. Duke's Awakening
05. Duke On The Run
06. Street Music
07. Bonnie's Blues
08. Coney Island
09. Duke's Fantasy
10. Coolie
11. Duke's Last Soliloquy

"Dizzy Goes Hollywood" 1963

12. Theme From Exodus
13. Moon River
14. Caesar And Cleopatra Theme
15. Days Of Wine And Roses
16. Walk On The Wild Side
17. More
18. Love Theme From Lolita
19. Theme From Picnic
20. Never On Sunday
21. Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia
22. Carioca

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Double Reissue Label: Verve
"The Cool World" (tracks 1 to 11) (PHS-600-138) was recorded 1964 in New York City.
is the original score of the same-named movie, an avant-garde Sixties film of Harlem life.

"Dizzy Goes Hollywood" (tracks 12 to 22) (PHS-600-123) was recorded 1963 in Chicago
consists of Gillespie treatments of Hollywod film themes.

This single CD reissues all of the music from two rare Dizzy Gillespie LPs. Dating from 1963-64, the set features the trumpeter's interpretation of the score of the obscure film The Cool World (although these are not the actual performances heard in the movie) plus 11 themes from other films. Gillespie, who is joined by James Moody (on tenor, alto and flute), pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins, was in peak form during that era. Although the liner notes deal only with The Cool World, the other set is actually of greater interest. Gillespie uplifts such tunes as the "Theme from Exodus," "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," "Never on Sunday" and "Walk on the Wild Side," turning them into swinging jazz. The Cool World pieces (all composed by Mal Waldron) are also worth hearing although they are not as memorable overall. This set is a real historical curiosity and, although not essential, it is a release that should please Dizzy Gillespie fans while reminding others of how great a trumpeter he was before his long decline. (AMG)

11 junho 2011

Idrees Sulieman | Bird's Grass 1976

1. Wee (D. Best) (4:58)
2. The Summer Knows (M. Legrand - A. & M. Bergman) (6:29)
3. Billie's Bounce (C. Parker) (12:39)
4. Loneliness Is A Mutual Feeling (take 1) (P. Goldschmidt) (10:39)
5. All Your Words (I. Sulieman) (10:15)
6. Loneliness Is A Mutual Feeling (P. Goldschmid) (11:10)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet, fluegelhorn)
Per Goldschmidt (tenor saxophone)
Horace Parlan (piano)
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass)
Kenny Clarke (drums)

Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10. 12. 1976.

SteepleChase 1202; 31202


Thanks to Bultra

08 junho 2011

Woody Shaw - A Forgotten Trumpet Legend?

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Madrid,1988 with fiance, Photo by Jean Morant,Paris

Woody Shaw was one of the top trumpeters of the 1970s and '80s, a major soloist influenced by Freddie Hubbard but more advanced harmonically, who bridged the gap between hard bop and the avant-garde. Unfortunately, he never broke through to greater stardom (due partly to "personal problems" and failing eyesight) and his premature death from injuries incurred after being hit by a train was a major loss. Woody Shaw grew up in Newark, NJ, where his father was a member of the Diamond Jubilee Singers. After starting on bugle, he switched to the trumpet when he was 11. Shaw left town for a tour with Rufus Jones when he was 18, and then joined Willie Bobo at a time when Bobo's band included Chick Corea. Shaw played and recorded with Eric Dolphy and, after being invited by Dolphy, he traveled to Paris in 1964 just a little too late to join the late saxophonist's band. After a period in Europe playing with (among others) Bud Powell and Johnny Griffin, Shaw spent periods in the groups of Horace Silver (1965-1966), Max Roach (1968-1969), and Art Blakey (1973), in addition to making many recordings (some as a sideman for Blue Note) with such players as Jackie McLean, Andrew Hill, and McCoy Tyner. Other than playing with Dexter Gordon in 1976, Shaw was primarily a leader from this point on, recording for Columbia (important sessions reissued in a Mosaic box set), Red, Enja, Elektra, Muse, and Timeless, plus two Blue Note dates co-led with Freddie Hubbard. His album Rosewood from 1978 earned a Grammy nomination and won the Down Beat Reader's Poll for Best Jazz Album, but overshadowed throughout his career by Hubbard, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and later on Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw would never find much fame or fortune. ~ This article was taken from All Music Guide

Woody Herman Shaw, Jr.
(December 24, 1944 – May 10, 1989)
1944 - Laurinburg, North Carolina | 1989 (44 years old); Bellevue Hospital; NYC

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with his parents, Woody and Maxine Gregg (Gordon)
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Woody Shaw & Harry Leahy - Jazz camp / SUNY Brockport 1977/8

Photos by Tom Marcello

Jamey Aebersold Vol. 9: Woody Shaw

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Jamey Aebersold Vol. 9: Woody Shaw
Jamey Aebersold | English | 2000 | ASIN: B00267QGYE | 40 pages | PDF/MP3 | 37 MB


These tunes will become jazz standards. 8 beautiful songs written by Woody Shaw which are a departure from the typical Bebop jazz melodies and chord progressions. The styles and tune formulae represented are Bossa Nova, Waltz, minor blues, alternating bossa/swing and latin/swing, slow and fast. These songs are a welcome departure from typical bebop and swing tunes and are sure to inspire fresh ideas.


Woody Shaw - The Moontrane 1974

1 The Moontrane 6:54
2 Sanyas 13:05
3 Tapscott's Blues 6:41
4 Katrina Ballerina 7:36
5 Are They Only Dreams? 9:12
6 Tapscott's Blues [Alternate Take] 6:50
7 Katrina Ballerina [Alternate Take] 8:01

Woody Shaw Trumpet
Steve Turre Trombone
Azar Lawrence Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Cecil McBee Bass (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 7)
Buster Williams Bass (tracks: 1, 5)
Tony Waters Conga (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7)
Onaje Allan Gumbs Piano, Piano (Electric)
Guilherme Franco Percussion (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7)
Victor Lewis Drums

Recorded at Blue Rock Studios, New York City on 12/11/74 and 12/18/74

Originally released in 1975 on Muse Records as MR 5058