31 julho 2011

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity 1958

Dizzy Reece, Donald Byrd, trumpet; Tubby Hayes, tenor sax;
Terry Shannon, piano; Lloyd Thompson, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

01. Blues in Trinity
02. I Had the Craziest Dream
03. Close-up
04. Shepherd's Serenade
05. Color Blind
06. Round About Midnight

07. Eboo
08. Just a Penny

Rec. 24 August 1958 Decca Studios London

Flac 1 - 2 or 1 - 2

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and grumpy at The KingCake Crypt

“In the late summer of 1958, Donald Byrd and Art Taylor came to Europe for some jazz festivals and club dates with a band comprising Bobby Jaspar, Doug Watkins and pianist Walter Davis. Dizzy Reece was in Paris from Cannes where he'd been playing with the French big band Kenny Clarke had worked with.
These recordings were made while Byrd and A.T. were in Paris. Dizzy was there with the big band. The canadian bassist, Lloyd Thompson, was working at a club with Zoot Sims. The British musicians, tenorist Tubby Hayes and pianist Terry Shannon were on their annual vacation.
As I've been Dizzy's recording manager and friend for four years now, Alfred Lion sent me a test pressing of this LP so that I could write the liner. Dizzy hadn't heard the tapes since the session, so he came over to my pad to hear the tests. His reaction? "There's lots of music there. It sounds good. Better than a lot of records I've heard. A.T. sounds just great." Taking the tracks in the order on the album:
"Blues In Trinity" is a most striking Reece original. "These are the changes," says Dizzy. "Basically it's a slow blues. The bass plays double-time. The drums are three times up. So you get a 1-2-3 feeling. The soloist can choose his tempo and the piano has a lot of freedom." Note that Diz takes his solo slowly before Tubby Hayes comes out snorting fire and fury. After the piano solo, Dizzy has a most striking chorus, employing very few notes, with the changes just passing beneath him.
"I Had The Craziest Dream" was a pop song of World War II. It's a moving ballad vehicle for Dizzy, who plays a chorus and a half. "This tune's been with me all my life. A Jamaican trumpet-player named 'Bubbles' always played this tune. A sharp-looking cat, sort of Mexican-looking. He's a good friend of A.T., lives next door to him in New York. That's why I called it on this session. Terry plays nice changes here. And listen to A.T.!"
"Close-Up" is another Reece blues, but of a different hue than "Trinity." Don Byrd, who was visiting at the session, makes the first of two guest appearances on this track. Dizzy is first, then Tubby, then Byrd, with Dizzy leading off again after Terry's piano spot. The trumpet exchanges which follow remind me in places of an LP Byrd made in 1955 with Joe Gordon. Says Diz: "This was the swinger. A nice relaxed groove. No panic. A first take."
"Shepherd's Serenade" is an up-tempo 32-bar Reece romp. Byrd played on this one, too. The way he and Arthur work together here is quite uncanny. There's an empathy between them that is the result of much work together and understanding of each other. Dizzy takes off first. "There's a real earthy feeling. It's very natural." A.T.'s exchanges here are a gas. And Shannon wails as much as anyone.
"Color Blind" was originally written by Dizzy two years ago in Paris. It's a catchy 32-bar theme of two 16-bar sections. This was the first tune of the date and Reece and Hayes take fine solos.
"'Round About Midnight," by Thelonious Monk, is probably the most beautiful jazz ballad ever written. Tubby Hayes uses it for his tenor feature. His sound is softer on this track and his solo is very moving, especially around the coda. Terry and Lloyd accompany him with intelligence and sensitivity.
Here, then, is Dizzy Reece's first Blue Note album. And he's right: there's a lot of music here. He is a musician of sincerity and originality who should go to America as soon as possible ("I want to go so much"). I'm convinced that, in the New York environment, he could easily become one of the world's great jazz trumpeters.
--TONY HALL, from the liner notes.”

25 julho 2011

Nicholas Payton - Dear Louis [2001]

1. Potato Head Blues 5:58
2. Hello Dolly 8:29
3. You Rascal You 4:35
4. Tight Like This 7:04
5. Interlude (St. James Infirmary) 0:42
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:02
7. Dear Louis 6:02
8. Blues In The Night 3:47
9. The Peanut Vendor 5:23
10. Mack The Knife 2:53
11. Tiger Rag 6:03
12. I'll Never Be The Same 4:55
13. West End Blues 7:58.

Nicholas Payton: trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, Fender Rhodes electric piano; Paul Stephens: trumpet, flugelhorn; Ray Vega: trumpet; Vincent Gardner: trombone; Bob Stewart: tuba; Bill Easley: clarinet, alto saxophone, flute; Scott Robinson: bass clarinet, baritone and contrabass saxophones, flute; Tim Warfield: tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Peter Bernstein: guitar; Melvin Rhyne: organ; Anthony Wonsey: piano; Walter Payton: bass; Reuben Rogers: bass; Adonis Rose: drums; Kenyatta Simon: percussion; Dr. John: vocals; Dianne Reeves: vocals.

NP1 - NP2 - NP3 - NP4 - NP5

Thanks to Sketches of Jazz

23 julho 2011

Cuong Vu - Bound [2000] 1st release

Label : OmniTone 2000
1. Two
2. Our Bridge
3. Still Ragged
4. Bound
5. Drift
6. Acid Kiss
7. Burn

Recorded at Frank Booth, Brooklyn, New York on August 22-23, 1999

Cuong Vu (vocals, trumpet) Jamie Saft (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards)
Stomu Takeishi (electric bass, fretless bass) Jim Black (drums, cymbals, percussion)

MP3 @ 320

Thanks to J J

22 julho 2011

Paris Reunion Band – French Cooking (1985)

01 - Klook’s Theme
02 - Sweet Love Of Mine
03 - The Burner
04 - Waltz
05 - Callitwhachawanna

Woody Shaw - trumpet
Dizzy Reece - trumpet
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax
Nathan Davis - tenor and soprano sax, flute
Slide Hampton - trombone
Kenny Drew - piano
Jimmy Woode - bass
Billy Brooks - drums

Recording at Sonet Studios, Stockholm, Sweden (07/03/1985)

MP3 @ 224 KBPS

Flac - 250Mb

REVIEW ~ Ken Dryden
Jazz journalist Mike Hennessey was responsible for putting together the Paris Reunion Band, a group of jazz all-stars who spent at least part of their careers based in Paris. Their debut album, French Cooking, was a studio date recorded in the summer of 1985, around the time of their first European tour. The band includes saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Nathan Davis, trumpeters Woody Shaw and Dizzy Reece, trombonist Slide Hampton, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jimmy Woode, and drummer Billy Brooks. Most of the musicians made names for themselves while living in their U.S. homeland (except for Reece, a Jamaica native). Nathan Davis is probably the least familiar name in the front line, because he spent a long period in Paris (1962-1969) following his discharge from the U.S. Army, and eventually returned to his homeland to become a jazz educator. He is a triple threat on tenor and soprano saxes as well as flute. Each member of the brass and reed sections contributed a cooking original to the date, while the solos and ensemble work are consistently inspired. Though the personnel changed somewhat after this initial recording, the Paris Reunion Band would continue to work off and on until 1989.

Thanks to Raz

14 julho 2011

Conte Candoli - The Five (Arr. of Shorty Rogers) - 1972

Conte Candoli - The Five (Arr. of Shorty Rogers) - (1972)
Label: RCA | Catalog: ND 74397

Recorded in Los Angeles, March 9, 1955

Conte Candoli ~ Trumpet
Bill Perkins ~ Tenor Sax
Pete Jolly ~ Piano

Buddy Clark ~ Bass
Mel Lewis ~ Drums

01 - Whistle While You Work
02 - Perkin'
03 - Beyond the Sea
04 - I Dig Ed
05 - Lullaby of the Leaves
06 - Forelock
07 - Soft As Spring
08 - Just for Judie
09 - If I Love Again
10 - Red Eyes
11 - Pushin' Sand
12 - I'll Be in Scotland After You

Biography by Steve Huey
Best-known as the trumpet section leader in Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band, Conte Candoli was a fine all-around jazz stylist most at home in the worlds of bop and West Coast cool jazz. Younger by four years than his similarly accomplished trumpet-playing brother Pete, Conte was born Secondo Candoli in Mishawaka, IN, on July 12, 1927. He first patterned himself after players like Harry James, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie, later discovering Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. His first job came at age 16, when brother Pete recommended him for a summer gig with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd; after graduating high school, he joined full-time. He went on to play with several other bands, including Stan Kenton, whom he left in 1954 to form his own band. After leading some recording dates, he soon found a more comfortable existence, moving to Los Angeles and taking session jobs in between gigs with Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars. After about four years, he left in 1960 to work with drummer Shelly Manne, while he and Pete both enjoyed top-dog status in the L.A. session community. In 1968, Candoli took a part-time gig with the Tonight Show Band and joined permanently in 1972, when the show officially moved to Burbank. During the '70s, he was also a member of Supersax, among other L.A. all-star outfits, and also continued his periodic collaborations with his brother. Candoli retired from the Tonight Show along with Johnny Carson in 1992, and continued to play until a battle with cancer slowed his activities. Candoli died in a convalescent home on December 14, 2001.

EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | 226 Mb | Covers | Rar rec.: 3%

part 1 - part 2 - part 3

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Chet Baker : Live in Chateauvallon (1978)

Label: Frances Concert FDC 128

Recorded November 10, 1978, Chataeauvallon, France

Chet Baker trumpet, vocals Phil Markowitz piano Scott Lee bass Jeff Brillinger drums

1. Oh, You Crazy Moon (12:40)
2. Love For Sale (15:00)
3. Beautiful Black Eyes (16:20)
4. There Will Never Be Another You (9:50)
5. Once Upon A Summertime (12:50)

* On the CD and cover, Track 1 is mislabeled as “House of Jade”

This is Chet Baker’s superlative “Chateauvallon Concert”, recorded live in France in a quartet setting. In addition to a strong supporting cast, the performance features two vocal numbers which showcase Chet’s gift at scat-singing.

MP3 @ 192kbps : 102mb (RS.com) with Covers

Dizzy Reece : Manhattan Project 1978

Dizzy Reece - Manhattan Project (BeeHive)

Dizzy Reece trumpet Clifford Jordan, Charles Davis tenor sax Albert Dailey piano Art Davis bass Roy Haynes drums

Recorded at Blue Rock Studio, NYC, January 17, 1978

1. Con Man

2. Manhattan Walk

3. Yule On The Hudson

4. Woody 'n You

5. One For Trane

It is a bit of a mystery why British trumpeter Dizzy Reece never became much better known. His three Blue Note dates of 1958-60 are of high quality, as is his New Jazz session (Asia Minor) of 1962. However, during the 16 years since, he only made one obscure European album (a 1970 set co-led by tenor saxophonist John Gilmore) and was largely forgotten. Fortunately, Bee Hive documented him in 1978, teaming Reece up with an all-star group (both Clifford Jordan and Charles Davis on tenors, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Art Davis and drummer Roy Haynes). Reece easily keeps up with his notable sidemen, performing three hard bop originals, "Woody'n You" and a minor blues called "One for Trane." Hopefully, this highly enjoyable Bee Hive LP will someday be rediscovered and reissued on CD.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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11 julho 2011

Stéphane Belmondo - The Same As It Never Was Before-2011

Stéphane Belmondo - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Shells, Malagasy flutes on 8, Bass Trumpet on 10
Kirk Lightsey - Piano, C Flute on 3
Sylvain Romano - Acoustic Bass
Billy Hart - Drums
Laurent Fickelson - Piano and Fender Rhodes on 10


1. So we are (Stéphane Belmondo)
2. You & I (Stevie Wonder)
3. Habiba (intro) (Kirk Lightsey)
4. Habiba (Kirk Lightsey)
5. Free for three (Stéphane Belmondo)
6. Light upon Rita (Stéphane Belmondo)
7. Everything happens to me (Matt Denis)
8. Godspeed (Stéphane Belmondo)
9. United (Wayne Shorter)
10. Haunting by now* (Stéphane Belmondo)

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03 julho 2011

Joe Newman - I Feel Like a Newman (1956)

Joe Newman : I Feel Like a Newman [2009]
Label: 1201 MUSIC
Label: Storyville 905 10" LP 1956


[41min 49sec]

01. This Time the Dream's on Me
02. Imagination
03. Midgets
04. Sweetie Cake
05. East of the Sun
06. Diffugalty
07. I Feel Like a Newman
08. King Size
09. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
10. My Blue Heaven

Recorded in New York City in April, 1956.

Joe Newman (trumpet)
Billy Byers (trombone), Gene Quill (alto saxophone), Frank Foster (tenor saxophone), John Lewis (piano),
Freddie Green (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
and with
Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Sir Charles Thompson (piano), Eddie Jones (bass), Shadow Wilson (drums).

Flac (tracks+cue+log) : lossless : 237.79 mb
~ Scott Yanow
Trumpeter Joe Newman, some Basie men, and a few other sympathetic sidemen play an enjoyable set of 1950s swing on this CD reissue. Six of the ten numbers team Newman with trombonist Billy Byers, altoist Gene Quill, tenorman Frank Foster, pianist John Lewis (a perfect fill-in for Count Basie), guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Osie Johnson, while the other selections have Newman playing in a quintet with Frank Wess (who doubles on tenor and flute) and pianist Sir Charles Thompson. Whether it be a veteran standard or a newer song by Ernie Wilkins or Manny Albam, the music always swings and the talented musicians are in fine form.

Chet Baker & Crew At the Forum Theatre: Complete Recordings 1956

Chet Baker & Crew At the Forum Theatre: Complete Recordings [2CD] (2007)
Label: Fresh Sounds 457

Recorded at the Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 24. & 25. and 31. 7. 1956.

Chet Baker (trumpet, vocal 2/9) Phil Urso (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass)
Peter Littman (drums) Bill Loughbrough (chromatic tympani on 1/3, 11; 2/6, 10)

DISC 1 [50:12]
1. Tabu (M. Lecuona) (5:40)
2. Halema (P. Urso) (3:54)
3. To Mickey's Memory (H. Leonard) (5:16)
4. Down (M. Davis) (6:14)
5. I Can't Get Started (V. Duke - I. Gershwin) (3:08)
6. Revelation (G. Mulligan) (4:01)
7. Lucius Lou (P. Urso) (5:37)
8. Worryin' the Life out of Me (M. Mole - F. Signorelli - S. K. B. Russell) (3:01)
9. Something for Liza (A. Cohn) (4:06)
10. Medium Rock (B. Zieff) (5:32)
11. Pawnee Junction (B. Loughbrough) (4:01)

DISC 2 [44:35]
1. Extra Mild (P. Urso) (5:19)
2. Chippyin' (H. Leonard) (3:22)
3. It's Only a Paper Moon (H. Arlen - B. Rose - E. Y. Harburg) (4:47)
4. Music to Dance By (A. Cohn) (4:37)
5. Autumn in New York (V. Duke) (2:09)
6. A Night on Bop Mountain (K. Winding) (4:20)
7. Slightly Above Moderate (B. Zieff) (7:00)
8. Jumpin' off a Clef (A. Haig) (4:58)
9. Line for Lyons (G. Mulligan) (2:50)
10. Mickey's Memory (alternate take) (H. Leonard) (5:26)

mp3 | Joint Stereo : 320 kbps | 44.1 Khz : 233.0 mb
turbobit | UniBytes
CD1 | P1 - P2 - P3 - P4
CD2 | P1 - P2 - P3

02 julho 2011

Bud Shank - New Groove (1961)

01. New Groove (Shank) 6:47
02. The Awakening (Shank) 4:27
03. White Lightnin' (Shank) 5:23
04. Sultry Serenade (Ellington) 7:14
05. Well, You Needn't (Monk) 7:00
06. Liddledabllduya (Peacock) 3:58

Bud Shank (alto & baritone saxophones)
Carmel Jones (trumpet)
Dennis Budimir (guitar)
Gary Peacock (bass)
Mel Lewis (drums)

Recorded in LA. on May, 1961

Dizzy Reece – Star Bright 1959

MP3 | 320Kbps | 99MB | Time 39:32 | Covers

The Rake - 6:07
2. I'll Close My Eyes - 5:57 (Buddy Kaye, Billy Reid)
3. Groovesville - 8:07
4. The Rebound - 6:48
5. I Wished on the Moon - 6:51 (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger)
6. A Variation on Monk - 5:41
All compositions by Dizzy Reece except as indicated

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 19, 1959

Dizzy Reece : Trumpet
Hank Mobley : Sax (Tenor)
Wynton Kelly : Piano
Paul Chambers : Bass
Art Taylor : Drums

from Japanese CD