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Bessie Smith – The Collection

Bessie Smith – The Collection
Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
Original Release Date: March 28, 1989
Label: Sony
ASIN: B0000026N0

The great Bessie sure could belt em out alright!

Peerlessly so!

Here are some of her many fine fine moments!

Bessie Smith was the greatest and most influential classic blues singer of the 1920s. Her full-bodied blues delivery coupled with a remarkable self-assuredness that worked its way in and around most every note she sang, plus her sharp sense of phrasing, enabled her to influence virtually every female blues singer who followed. During her heyday, she sold hundreds of thousands of records and earned upwards of $2.000 per week, which was a queenly sum in the 1920s. She routinely played to packed houses in the South as well as the North and Midwest. By the time the decade had ended, Smith had become the most respected black singer in America and had recorded a catalog of blues that still stands as the yardstick by which all other female blues singers are measured.

For many blacks, Smith was more than just a blues singer. Thanks to an assertive personality and an emancipated, often excessive lifestyle that included much drinking, frequent fistfights, wild sexual encounters with both men and women, and little tolerance of people who aimed to exploit her, Smith became a black cultural symbol. To many blacks, her success represented a triumph over white domination in the entertainment business. She gave hope to oppressed black women and inspired countless of other singers. Smith influenced everyone from Billie Holiday to Mahalia Jackson and Janis Joplin. Although she died 1937, still in the primer of her career, she left behind a legacy that is wonderfully rich and practically unparalleled. She ranks with the best artists the blues has ever produced.

-Amazon.com

Backed by a rotating roster of jazz stars, Smith’s potent delivery made her a peerless star of classic female blues, combining a fiercely independent, almost defiant approach with subtly effective tinges of vulnerability. Early cuts such as “Downhearted Blues,” which supposedly saved Columbia records from extinction in 1923, and “T’aint Nobody’s Bizness If I Do” feature only Clarence Williams’s piano behind her, but it’s her work with Louis Armstrong that truly stands out-Satchmo majestically bobs and weaves his cornet around Smith’s lines on “St. Louis Blues,” “Reckless Blues,” “I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle,” and the ragtime chestnut “You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon.” Unfortunately, Columbia offers buyers only two options: this cursory 16-song introduction or an exhaustive five-volume double-CD series.

-Marc Greilsamer

Tracklisting

1. Downhearted Blues
2. ‘Taint Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
3. My Sweetie Went Away
4. Weepin’ Willow Blues
5. St. Louis Blues (with Louis Armstrong)
6. Reckless Blues
7. You’ve Been A Good Ole Wagon
8. i Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
9. Young Woman’s Blues
10. Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moon)
11. Mean Old Bedbug Blues
12. Empty Bed Blues (Part. 1 & 2)
13. Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out
14. Black Mountain Blues
15. Do Your Duty
16. Gimme a Pigfoot

Here be Bessie

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Dungen: 4

Dungen

photo: Karl Max

From blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman/

Dungen has been at the vanguard of Swedish progressive rock since 2001. Led by Gustav Ejstes, the main composer, singer and instrumentalist, they continue to explore the meandering soundscapes peppered with the occasional guitar outburst. Their latest album 4 is more jazzy and sometimes even poppy than its predecessors, while retaining the seventies classic rock of feel of Pink Floyd albums like Obscure By Clouds and the output of Mike Oldfield.

Gustav Ejstes doesn’t play any guitar on this album, bringing his piano chops to the fore. His vocals are carefully floating on top of the tracks, serving as an extra instrumental layer.

4

4 is released on Kemado Records.

Tracks:

  1. Sätt Att Se
  2. Mälerås Finest
  3. Det Tar Tid
  4. Samtidigt 1
  5. Ingenting Är Sig Likt
  6. Fredag
  7. Finns Det Någon Möjlighet
  8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner
  9. Samtidigt 2
  10. Bandhagen

USA tour:

  • 10/24 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg (CMJ/Kemado)
  • 10/26 Northampton, MA, Pearl Street
  • 10/27 Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell’s
  • 10/28 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
  • 10/30 Boston, MA, Great Scott
  • 10/31 Toronto, ONT, Horseshoe Tavern
  • 11/01 Ann Arbor, MI, Blind Pig
  • 11/02 Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
  • 11/04 Minneapolis, MN, 400 Bar
  • 11/07 Seattle, WA, Chop Suey
  • 11 Portland, OR, Doug Fir
  • 11/10 San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill
  • 11/11 Visalia, CA, Cellar Door
  • 11/12 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

MP3: Dungen – Sätt att se

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October 12, 2008 Posted by | Dungen, Music_Alternative, Music_Experimental, Music_Jazz, Sweden, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE

A wonderful document of the summit meeting of two giants of jazz, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 26, 1962.

This great collection begins with a remarkable performance of “In A Sentimental Mood.” Ellington’s chattering, bell-like accompaniment sets off Coltrane’s fulsome, rhapsodic interpretation in sharp relief. For Johnny Hodges–one of Duke’s main men, and an early employer of Coltrane–“In A Sentimental Mood” was a showpiece.
The Rabbit practically owned the tune, and yet Hodges considered Coltrane’s to be the finest version of the song he’d ever heard.Which indicates how deeply rooted in the jazz and blues tradition Coltrane always was.

DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE represented an opportunity for Trane to step back and reflect upon the elemental lyricism and swing that were at the heart of even his most adventurous flights–and to silence those nay-sayers who were carping about how his band with Eric Dolphy was “anti-jazz.”

“Take The Coltrane” offers up one of Duke’s great vamp tunes, and illustrates just how well the master knew how to accommodate Coltrane and play to his strengths, gently prodding him into fresh melodic directions. with its insistent bluesy hosannas and tart, off-center harmonies, “Take The Coltrane” is an improviser’s delight, as the pianist offers elegant harmonic contrasts to Trane’s backwoods preacher.

“Big Nick” is Trane’s tip of the hat to tenor man and raconteur Nick Nicholas, a tipsying, elusive little melody with a hint of Sidney Bechet (and Hodges) that allows the saxophonist to range up and down his soprano.

The remainder of the repertoire is from the Ellington/Strayhorn songbook, beginning with Duke’s infectious minor blues, “Stevie.” Ellington treats his keyboard as a mini-orchestra, and Coltrane rides Sam Woodyard’s backbeat into the sun. Strayhorn’s “My Little Brown Book” opens with a bell-like fantasia between piano and Elvin Jones’ cymbals, as Coltrane demonstrates a variety of refined ballad inflections.

“Angelica” offers an infectious Afro-Cuban dialogue between Ellington and Woodyard, and an earnest, fervent Coltrane who doesn’t rise to the tune’s humor the way a Sonny Rollins would, but when Aaron Bell seats that 4/4 in the bass…look out. “The Feeling Of Jazz” is just that, closing things out with a classic blues that shuffles happily between swing and a hard rock.

Tracklisting

1. In a Sentimental Mood 4:12
2. Take the Coltrane 4:40
3. Big Nick 4:25
4. Stevie 4:20
5. My Little Brown Book 5:20
6. Angelica 5:56
7. The Feeling of Jazz 5:30

Details:

Duke Ellington (piano);
John Coltrane (tenor & soprano saxophones);
Jimmy Garrison, Aaron Bell (bass);
Elvin Jones, Sam Woodyard (drums)

Here she be


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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]

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Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]
# Audio CD (May 26, 1998)
# SPARS Code: DDD
# Number of Discs: 1
# Label: Telarc
# ASIN: B000007NGR
Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

We already posted the great Satie collection Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]

We spoke about his meisterwerks, the amazing Gymnopédies.

And here is an interesting interpretation thereof into te jazz genre, thanks to Joe le Taxi.

Satie’s work was monumentally influential on the word of music. A true polymath, he was also very involved in other aspects of the avant garde – writing, art and theatre.

Indeed he could be called the father of minimalism!

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie.

Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the amazing Gymnopédies. I’ve no idea what a “gymnopedist” is exactly… except that it is related to some ancient Greek dance called the gymnopaedia!

Later, he also referred to himself as a “phonometrograph” or “phonometrician” (meaning “someone who measures (and writes down) sounds”) preferring this designation to that of “musician,” after having been called “a clumsy but subtle technician” in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Gymnopédies, are three majestic series of piano compositions written by Satie, published in Paris starting in 1888. These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure.

Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as the precursors to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. For instance, the first few bars feature a disjunct chordal theme in the bass – first, a G-major 7th in the bass, and then a B-minor chord, also in the lower register. Then comes the one-note theme in D major. Although the collection of chords at first seems too complex to be harmonious, the melody soon imbues the work with a soothing atmospheric quality!

In addition to his body of music, Satie also left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, in the late nineteenth century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

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To find out more, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Satie
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/intro.html
http://www.leninimports.com/erik_satie.html

I have long considered Satie’s Gnossienne to be some of the most emotionally touching and versatile pieces in music. So to pass a lazy afternoon, I went searching for as many versions of them as possible. I found everything from guitar to harp to dancefloor remixes. But there was one interpretation that stood out from all of them: the Jacques Loussier Trio interpretations.

First, I disagree vehemently with what one can only describe as the dense and snobbish two star review below. Satie’s music is not degraded here; it is simply reinterpreted into a new genre. But my ears (nor those of any other reviewer, it seems) detect any degredation or “dumbing down” of Satie. Rather, the Loussier Trio handle Satie’s delicate pieces with all the care they deserve. They do well at playing minimalistically, using no more notes than are necessary. I can’t help but think that this is the way Satie would have wanted it, as his compositions cry out for exactly that style.

While there are a few question marks on the CD (for instance, trying to fit a 3/4 Gymnopedie into 4/4)even the weaker tracks (relatively speaking) are worth a good listen. The Gnossienne (particularly the first four) take the cake, though!

A brief descriptive note before I leave you to buy the CD. Any lover of the “new” European (particularly Nordic) jazz, such as the Esbjorn Svensson trio, or the Tord Gustavsen trio, will UNQUESTIONABLY love the Jacques Loussier trio. Loussier has mastered the type of sparse and dark sound achieved by the said trios.

You are in for a treat, indeed!

By Kevin S Currie

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Tracklisting

1. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 1 4:37
2. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 2 4:34
3. Gnossienne No. 3 4:27
4. Gnossienne No. 6 5:26
5. Gnossienne No. 2 4:21
6. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 3 5:07
7. Gnossienne No. 4 7:13
8. Gnossienne No. 5 4:16
9. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 4 3:46
10. Gnossienne No. 1 3:58
11. Pas a Pas 3:44


Here she be:


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PASS: kzd

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September 26, 2008 Posted by | Aldo Ciccolini, Erik Sati, Music_Classical, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Sharon Robinson: Alexandra Leaving

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Sharon Robinson: Alexandra Leaving
from: Everybody Knows
Mp3


Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine

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A wonderful, beautiful poetic track from Sharon, co written with the maestro Leonard Cohen from her wonderful recent album Everybody Knows.

This track originally appeared on Lenny’s Ten New Songs LP.


Here’s a nice piece where Leonard Cohen shares his thoughts on
his recording of Alexandra Leaving:

Leonard Cohen on "Alexandra Leaving" Alexandra Leaving
(3 min. 41 sec.)
HI | LO [Windows Media]

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We loved Sharon’s LP and we have a load of Sharon related posts HERE!


Sharon Robinson - Everybody Knows You can hear some tracks and buy the album here.

Click on CD cover (left) to listen & purchase

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Read about Sharon here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Robinson_(songwriter)

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Suddenly the night has grown colder.
The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine;
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine.

It’s not a trick, your senses all deceiving,
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.

And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving;
Alexandra leaving with her lord.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for the occasion;
In full command of every plan you wrecked –
Do not choose a coward’s explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect.

And you who were bewildered by a meaning;
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

(based on The God Abandons Antony,
a poem by Constantine P. Cavafy)

Here she be:

Alexandra Leaving

or;

listen to Lenny’s version here…

Alexandra Leaving


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September 18, 2008 Posted by | Leonard Cohen, Music_ClassicSong, Music_Jazz, Sharon Robinson, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY | Leave a comment

Brad Mehldau – The Art Of The Trio Vol. 1 (1997)

Brad Mehldau – The Art Of The Trio Vol. 1
Warner Bros.
1997 / Jazz

Some mighty fine music here, alright!

A performance by a jazz trio has not sounded this good in years and years!

Prodigious technique, an emphasis on harmonic impressionism and delicately strung arpeggios, a preference for the high-wire austerity of piano, bass, and drums: if jazz pianist Brad Mehldau sounds like he’s grooming himself as the next Bill Evans, his second album only heightens the comparisons, right down to its deadly serious title.

Happily, Mehldau pulls it off on this critically-acclaimed 1997 release, which finds his luminous touch bringing fresh power to standards (including the opening “Blame It on My Youth,” “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was,” and a lovely reading of the Beatles’ “Blackbird”) and some equally strong originals. Drummer Jorge Rossy and bassist Larry Grenadier prove sympathetic partners, but it’s Mehldau who transcends mere technical cuff-flashes to let the underlying lyricism carry the day.

-Sam Sutherland

Simply wonderful. in Art of the Trio Volume 1 Brad Mehldau clearly seems to inherit the cloak of the marvelous Bill Evans, argueably, the best Jazz pianist of all time. The song are deep lyrical, just beautiful. Expressions of true emotion. His bass player Paul Grenadier meshes well, placing emphasis and pushing back where needed without seeming to get into turf battles (as sometimes happened with Evans) and Jorge Rossy drums are also perfect. A well oiled machine.

The best stuff here is the standards: “Blame it on my Youth”, “I didn’t know What Time it Was”, the bouncy “Nobody Else but Me” and “Blackbird” (I always wonder why Jazz groups don’t work more with the lyrical Beatle melodies, as Jazz musicians of the past used the pop melodies of Cole Porter, and Gershwin?). But the best of all is the heart wrenching, slow “I Fall in Love Too Easily”. It takes courage to publicly display this kind of deep sadness (it isn’t just a tempo). There must have been a failed love affair somewhere…

The original songs are, well, not up to the level of the standards, but what can you expect? They’re new. It’s really it’s a great record from beginning to end. Despite some sad songs, the Trio genuinely seems to be enjoying themselves in playing!

Well recorded, good harmonics on the piano.

I would love to see Brad and the Trio make another CD this good!

By rash67

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Tracklisting

1. Blame It on My Youth
2. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
3. Ron’s Place
4. Blackbird
5. Lament For Linus
6. Mignon’s Song
7. I Fall in Love Too Easily
8. Lucid
9. Nobody Else But Me

Here she be:

Brad Mehldau – The Art Of The Trio Vol. 1 Part 1

Brad Mehldau – The Art Of The Trio Vol. 1 Part 2

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August 28, 2008 Posted by | Brad Mehldau, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Jazz of the Beat Generation / Jack Kerouac Spoken Word

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Jazz of the Beat Generation / Jack Kerouac Spoken Word
Mp3 @ 128kbs /61.5mb

Great “Beat” music from the era of Jack Kerouac interspersed with Spoken Word clips from the great man!

A Unique Collection of Music, Literature and Spoken Word Material Exploring Jazz as a Central Theme in the Counter Cultural Explosion in America in the 1950’s Known as the Beat Movement. Packaged in a Glossy Box with Artwork Reminiscent of Fifties Beatnik Paperback Book Cover Art.

The Mixture of Jack Kerouac’s Spoken Word Poetry Mixed Between Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk and Other Beat Jazz Masters Creates a Perfect Audio History of the Beat Generation.

Includes Deluxe 36 Page Booklet with Extensive Liner Notes.

Tracklisting

01. Beat Generation – Jack Kerouac
02. Gasser – Roy Eldridge
03. Real Crazy Cool – Big Jay McNeely
04. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop – Lionel Hampton
05. In a Little Spanish Town – Lester Young
06. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop [Section 1] – Jack Kerouac
07. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie
08. Scrapple from the Apple – Charlie Parker
09. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop [Section 2] – Jack Kerouac
10. Half Nelson – Miles Davis
11. Sorry, Wrong Rhumba – George Shearing
12. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop [Section 3] – Jack Kerouac
13. Slim’s Jam – Slim Gaillard
14. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop [Section 4] – Jack Kerouac
15. I Only Have Eyes for You – Billy Eckstine
16. Hunt – Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray
17. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop [Section 5] – Jack Kerouac
18. Hackensack – Thelonious Monk
19. Subconscious-Lee – Lennie Tristano
20. Stella by Starlight – Stan Getz
21. Line for Lyons – Gerry Mulligan Quartet
22. Nutty – Thelonious Monk

Here she be;

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August 4, 2008 Posted by | Jack Kerouac, Music_Jazz, OTHER_SPOKEN WORD, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles

Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles

The great Chet with some beautiful interpretations of Fab Four classics! Nice!

Tracklisting

01 – I Feel Fine
02 – Yesterday
03 – If I Fell
04 – Can’t Buy Me Love
05 – I’ll Cry Instead
06 – Things We Said Today
07 – A Hard Day’s Night
08 – I’ll Follow the Sun
09 – She’s a Woman
10 – And I Love Her
11 – Michelle
12 – She Loves You

Here be Chet;

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July 31, 2008 Posted by | Chet Atkins, Music_Jazz, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Mélanie Dahan – La Princesse Et Les Croque-Notes [2008]

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Mélanie Dahan – La Princesse Et Les Croque-Notes [2008]

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More great French music, very kindly sent to us by our copain Joe taxi, a renowned expert in all things French. From French music to French cinema to French pussy! And everything in between!

Here’s a rising star in the French jazz scene, the talented – and rather hot! – Mélanie Dahan!

Recently nominated for JAZZ IN JUAN-LES-PINS REVELATIONS (famous jazz festival in the south of France) and named as “the young hopeful of French jazz vocal” at LES COULEURS DU JAZZ festival in 2005, swinging MELANIE DAHAN encompasses her wide array of influences from French chanson to the Jazz and Latin repertoire, to be emotionally believable at every turn.

A brand-new project was born in 2006: Melanie DAHAN has been fortunate to meet a tremendous musician, pianist GIOVANNI MIRABASSI, to pay a tribute to a famous French lyricist from Montmartre: BERNARD DIMEY. A full justice is done to his lyrics, all marked by strong melodies and meaty harmonic progressions.

“A very pure and honey voice with a delicate swing and sensitivity, a remarkable talent who fully deserves to prosper in the jazz landscape… ” (JL BARON)

“Melanie Dahan hasn’t had her hour of glory yet, but it won’t be long coming.” (Jean-Michel Proust – Nouvel Observateur – TSF Jazz radio in Paris)

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Melanie Dahan was 11 years old when she first started to sing: she was the youngest member of a troupe of singers, dancers, and comedians, called “LES GAVROCHES”. She performed in several musicals and shows on stage for 5 years.

After that great experience, she switched to jazz, maybe because at home she grew up bathed in the sound of jazz and bossa nova, favoured by her amateur pianist father. Also maybe because one day, she fell in love with jazz when she listened to album “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and live album “Ella in Berlin”. Then without taking any jazz lesson, only inspired by her favourite singers, she decided to look for musicians and to give a first gig in October 2001.

Melanie gained valuable experience by performing live with her band. She elegantly sang the well-known standards but also original compositions (lyrics: Melanie DAHAN / music: Pierre BERTRAND). She had the opportunity to meet truly good musicians: pianists PIERRE CHRISTOPHE, AHMET GULBAY, contrabassists NICOLA SABATO, MARC MICHEL LEBEVILLON, drummer BENJAMIN HENNOCQ… “Playing here and there in Parisian jazz clubs, connecting with the audience, I quickly realized how exciting it was to be able to improvise and swing to vary tunes and suit my own style. It gets you right there!”

Melanie has always been a good student. After High School, she studied International Trade at Sorbonne University in Paris. But as music was a deep passion for her, she was secretly aspiring to a singing career. In 2003, she took the plunge and she decided to perform professionally.

She learnt vocal technique at STUDIO DES VARIETES and she eventually studied jazz at IACP and BILL EVANS PIANO ACADEMY under the tutelage of Sara Lazarus and Michelle Hendricks. Today she still feels like studying jazz (is there an end one day?) and she is herself a singing instructor.

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Discography

Guest on DVD “Ca se passe a St-Germain des pres” (2006) – pianist AHMET GULBAY

Album project with GIOVANNI MIRABASSI to be released in 2006-07

Schedule, band, press reviews, gallery, music on www.melaniedahan.com

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MELANIE DAHAN CONCERT & ITW

From a concert at DIVAN DU MONDE (Paris) in August 2006

Contrairement au croque-notes de la chanson de Brassens, certainement aucun regret ne doit envahir les musiciens qui ont eu l’heureuse idée d’accepter de jouer avec la chanteuse Mélanie Dahan dont le premier disque était déjà en rupture de stock un mois après sa sortie en avril et dont une nouvelle édition vient combler ceux qui ne l’avait pas trouvé.

Il est vrai que celle-ci a fait un choix digne d’une princesse pour l’accompagnement des chansons de son premier album avec notamment le pianiste Giovanni Mirabassi grandement réputé pour le cantabile merveilleux de son piano et qui montre encore son talent exceptionnel dans l’improvisation autour de la chanson française.

Quant à la liste des morceaux interprétés elle constitue aussi un choix de princesse avec les plus grandes références de la chanson française : Aznavour, Brassens, Nougaro, Léo Ferré … à qui la jeune chanteuse emprunte des textes poétiques avec un naturel et une fraîcheur d’esprit étonnante, que ceux-ci soient ou non conçus à l’origine pour être portés par des hommes, la jeune femme les offre dans une interprétation d’une grande délicatesse et clarté qui en exalte la beauté.

Soutenue par des musiciens dont les arrangements jazz auraient certainement fait rêver, et feront jaloux encore, les interprètes initiaux, Mélanie Dahan par sa voix chaleureuse charme agréablement les oreilles sensibles aux beaux textes et mélodies.


Tracklisting

01. La salle et la terrasse
02. L’enfant maquillé
03. La princesse et le croque-notes
04. Les poètes
05. J’aimerais tant savoir
06. Rimes
07. Je hais les dimanches
08. Si tu me payes un verre
09. A Bicyclette
10. La mer à boire
11. Je me suis fait tout petit
12. Le petit bal perdu


Personnel

Mélanie Dahan, chant
Giovanni Mirabassi, piano
Marc-Michel Le Bévillon, contrebasse
Matthieu Chazarenc, batterie
Pierrick Pédron, saxophone alto

Here be la belle Mélanie

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Sharon Robinson – Everybody Knows

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Sharon Robinson – Everybody Knows
July 2008 – Jazz / Contemporary
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

I’ve been enjoying this great LP from Sharon Robinson for the past week or so. It’s a real summer delight!

Robinson has for many years been well known in the music scene as a songwriter, musician, singer and producer. Her songs have been covered by a wide array of well known artists and she has performed with some giants of modern music. Just look at her profile at the end of this post to see the extent of her work!

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She has co-written some great songs with Lenny (including all the tracks on 2001’s Ten New Songs), produced one Lenny album (Ten New Songs), appeared on a number of different Lenny albums, and is currently part of Lenny’s wonderful tour band.

Three of the tracks on this LP are co-written with Cohen – Everybody Knows, Alexandra Leaving and Summertime.

These three tracks are majestic pieces of songwriting. The seminal title track Everybody Knows, was originally recorded by Lenny on his majestic ‘comeback” album “I’m Your Man” while Alexandra Leaving was recorded on “Ten New Songs”.

Nice piece where Leonard Cohen shares his thoughts on his recording of Alexandra Leaving:

Leonard Cohen on "Alexandra Leaving" Alexandra Leaving
(3 min. 41 sec.)
HI | LO [Windows Media]

However, the least known of these three joint-written tracks, Summertime, a supremely beautiful and haunting song is, for me, not only the highlight of this album, but one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time.

This sublime track was written while they were on the road together during the 1979 “Field Commander Cohen Tour” and was subsequently recorded by both Diana Ross and Roberta Flack.

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In this new album, Robinson is proudly stepping out of the great man’s shadow and with a series of wonderful tracks, taking giant steps towards creating her own artistic legacy.

Sharon’s own songs are of exceptionally high quality too and show that she’s learned much during her years with the great master.
At their best, her songs bear the Lenny hallmarks of exquisite wordplay, wit and craftsmanship, strong intelligent lyrics overlaying suitably apposite and beautiful melody. This reaches its apotheosis on great tracks such as Invisible Tattoo and Party for the Lonely.

And let’s not forget Sharon’s beautiful singing voice and idiosyncratic singing style! She sure can belt em out a tad better than Lenny! She’s also a very accomplished, classically trained musician!

All in all, this album is a refreshingly wonderful collection, a pure joy. It’s a must have for all true music fans, let alone fans of the great Leonard Cohen!

My CD player is almost worn out from playing this album! Check it out now mofos!

Sharon Robinson - Everybody Knows

You can hear some tracks and buy the album here.

Click on CD cover (left) to listen & purchase

Alternatively click HERE; CDBABY

Many of these great tracks can be heard on Sharon’s MYSPACE page, a few may even be downloadable from there.
By the way, the LP’s cover artwork is a nice painting of Sharon done by Lenny !


Tracklisting

1. Invisible Tattoo 4:26

2. Party for the Lonely 3:41

3. Everybody Knows 5:26

4. The Train 3:45

5. Secondhand 3:40

6. Forever In a Kiss 4:04

7. The High Road 4:09

8. Sustenance 4:03

9. Alexandra Leaving 5:06

10. Summertime 3:51

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The good news though is that Sharon will be doing a few spot dates!

These include an opening slot at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 27 and a festival in Dublin on Aug. 29 and 30.

Be sure to check her out!!

Extracts from reviews;

“A Phenomenal Project!” … “Robinson’s intelligent lyrics, excellent production andriveting alto voice define the word “compelling” to my ear.”

Carol Archer, Smooth Jazz Editor, R&R

“Invisible Tattoo,” is the new album’s signature track and one of the finest adult pop songs of 2008.” ….. “And in a market that is deathly short on intelligent, high quality adult pop music, Everybody Knows is an auspicious, welcome first offering by a talented artist whose time in the sun has thankfully arrived.”

Chris Rizik, SoulTracks

“A Knockout!…The best I’ve heard in a long time.” .. “Beautiful songs, great arrangements and a super voice.”

Alex Allan, Nevis Radio, Scotland

Review from http://www.soultracks.com/

It seems odd that Sharon Robinson is classified as a “new artist,” but after two notable decades in the music business, she is finally letting the world discover what music insiders have known for years. Though she’s spent the most time as a supporting vocalist for artists ranging from Stevie Nicks to Aaron Neville, Robinson is best known in the industry as a Grammy-nominated songwriter, having collaborated for several years with legendary lyricist Leonard Cohen. Similar to Gordon Chambers’ transition five years ago, Robinson is now moving to the forefront to display her formidable skills with 2008’s Everybody Knows.

The most obvious and expected influence on Everybody Knows is Cohen, whose 2001 album Ten New Songs was produced by Robinson. But perhaps even more powerful a comparison is to another former Robinson accomplice, Brenda Russell, especially on “Invisible Tattoo,” the new album’s signature track and one of the finest adult pop songs of 2008. Hinting at the vibe of Russell’s “Piano In the Dark,” but with Robinson’s smoky alto voice floating over a deep groove reminiscent of Sade’s best work, the cut is mesmerizing, and sets a high opening bar for the album.

The rest of Everybody Knows is immensely interesting, though perhaps too consistently downbeat for most listeners. Rich, occasionally oblique lyricism pervades the ten moody, ambient pieces, providing a sense of gravitas that is atypical for modern adult soul music. The mood works best on the title cut and on the beautiful Aaron Neville-like track, “The High Road,” a chilling song about a sad-but-resigned lover attempting to maintain her dignity at the end of a relationship.

The compelling lyrical content takes the disc a long way, nearly making it essential. But the album is dragged down by an overall sameness in tempo and Robinson’s attractive but unchangingly breathy vocals, making it impossible to sustain for the entire CD the enthusiasm brought by the opening cuts. While any of the ten cuts is worthy on its own (put your iPod on shuffle for this one), each loses impact when all are joined together, back to back, over an hour. But despite the lack of sonic variety, it is tough to find fault with the consistent strong material that graces it the album. And in a market that is deathly short on intelligent, high quality adult pop music, Everybody Knows is an auspicious, welcome first offering by a talented artist whose time in the sun has thankfully arrived. Recommended.

By Chris Rizik

PROFILE – SHARON ROBINSON

Songs by Sharon Robinson

On “Dear Heather”:

Both songs written with Leonard Cohen
recorded by Leonard Cohen on “Dear Heather”:

“The Letters”
“There For You”

On “Ten New Songs”:

All these songs written with Leonard Cohen
recorded by Leonard Cohen on “Ten New Songs”:

“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

Also recorded by Chris Botti on “A Thousand Kisses Deep”, and by several others

“In My Secret Life”
“Alexandra Leaving”
“Love Itself”
“That Don’t Make it Junk”
“By the Rivers Dark”
“Here It Is”
“You Have Loved Enough”
“Boogie Street”
“The Land of Plenty”

Other songs:

“Everybody Knows”

written with: Leonard Cohen
recorded by: Leonard Cohen on “I’m Your Man”, “Cohen Live” , “More Best Of” ; Concrete Blonde on “Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man” and “Pump up the Volume” soundtrack album ; Don Henley on “Actual Miles- Henley’s Greatest Hits” , and many others.

“Waiting For the Miracle”

written with: Leonard Cohen
recorded by: Leonard Cohen on “The Future” , “Natural Born Killers” soundtrack album , “Wonder Boys” soundtrack album

“New Attitude”

written with: Bunny Hull and John Gilutin
recorded by: Patti LaBelle on “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack album , “Patti LaBelle Live” , and many others

“Summertime”

written with: Leonard Cohen
recorded by: Diana Ross on “Red Hot Rhythm & Blues” , Roberta Flack on “Set the Night to Music”

“Every Day of My Life”

recorded by: Aaron Neville on “The Tatooed Heart”

“Life’s Lessons”

recorded by: Carl Anderson on “Pieces of a Heart”

“This is the Love”

recorded by: Randy Crawford on “Rich and Poor”

“All American”

written with: Brenda Russell
recorded by: Brenda Russell on “Kiss me with the Wind”

“Hot Together”

recorded by: The Pointer Sisters on “Hot Together” , “Stakeout” soundtrack album

“Inner Rhythm”

written with: Matthew Wilder
recorded by: Donny Osmond on “Donny Osmond” and “Best of Donny Osmond”

“I Got Your Number”

written with: Hamish Stuart
recorded by: The Temptations on “Together Again”

“Cross My Heart”

written with: Hamish Stuart
recorded by: Diana Ross on “Red Hot Rhythm & Blues”

“A Man and A Woman”

recorded by: Ute Lemper on “Crimes of the Heart” , Amy Keys on on “Lover’s Intuition”

“If I Could”

written with: Chris Botti
recorded by: Chris Botti on “A Thousand Kisses Deep”

“Do It In Luxury”

written with: Chris Botti and Keefus Chauncia recorded by: Chris Botti on “A Thousand Kisses Deep”

“That Was Then, This Is Now”

written with: Soulshock and Carlin
recorded by: Vanessa Rubin on “New Horizons”

“The High Road”

recorded by: Bettye LaVette on “I’ve got my own hell to raise”

Film and Television

“Beverly Hills Cop”

USA 1985 “New Attitude”

“Exotica”

Canada 1994 “Everybody Knows”

“Pump up the volume”

USA 1990 “Everybody Knows”

“Stakeout”

USA “Hot Together”

“Natural Born Killers”

USA 1994 “Waiting for the Miracle”

“Platinum”

Canada 1997 “Waiting for the Miracle”

“Kiss the sky”

USA 1998 “Waiting for the miracle”

“Sex TV” (TV series)

Canada 199X “Everybody Knows”

“Wonder boys”

USA 2000 “Waiting for the miracle”

“Judging Amy” (Episode in TV series)

USA 2001 “Everybody Knows” (Don Henley)

“Amnesia”

Italy 2002 “In My Secret Life “

“Pomor Tuljana”

Croatia 2002 “Everybody Knows”

“The Good Thief “

USA 2003 “ A Thousand Kisses Deep”

“The Favourite Game”

Canada 2003 “A Thousand Kisses Deep”

“Amateur Man” (Two episodes in TV series)

Greece 2003 “Waiting for the miracle”

“Land of Plenty”

USA 2004 “The Letters” and “The Land of Plenty”

“L Word” (episode in TV series)

USA 2004 “In My Secret Life”

“Nathalie”

France 2004 “Boogie Street”

Awards

“New Attitude”

Grammy Nominations (3) for Best R&B Song, Best Soundtrack Album (“Beverly Hills Cop”), best R&B vocal performance (Patti LaBelle)

“New Attitude”

Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album (“Beverly Hills Cop”) (1985)

Touring and Concerts

Leonard Cohen 1979, 1980, 2008
Ann-Margret Show 1976-1985
Brenda Russell
Thelma Houston
Rick Nelson
Sweet Inspirations
John Baldry
Lead singer in numberless top 40 bands

Session Work

Patti LaBelle
Michael Bolton
Brenda Russell
Stevie Nicks
Morris Day
Robbie Krieger
Jennifer Warnes
Patrice Rushen
Leonard Cohen
Aaron Neville

Studies

Ethel Newman – classical piano
Salem College, W.Va.
California Institute of the Arts
Oxford Theater, Los Angeles
Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

July 25, 2008 Posted by | Leonard Cohen, Music_ClassicSong, Music_Jazz, Sharon Robinson, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues


Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues
Mp3 @ 192kbs
# Original Release Date: July 8, 2008
# Label: Blue Note Records
# ASIN: B0016NF06O

Two giants of very different musical genres here combine in a fascinating work!

This Blue Note release documents the boys’ special performances on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, where they tackle some classic blues and jazz numbers.

The collaboration apparently came about when Natalie Cole had to cancel a series of shows with Wynton’s band at the last minute and somehow Willie stepped into the breach.

An album for real fans of music! Willie meets N’yorlans!

No, Willie doesn’t try to pay the trumpet! Neither does Wynton start crooning “You were always on my mind”!

Here’s some info on the project;

NowThe event was simply billed as “Willie Nelson Sings the Blues,” but the historic two-night stand on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Jazz at Lincoln Center was far more than that. Call it a summit meeting between two American icons, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, two of the most significant figures in modern-day country and jazz, who discovered common ground in their love for jazz standards and the blues.

Their performance stirred the sounds of New Orleans, Nashville, Austin and New York City into a brilliantly programmed mix that was equal parts down-home and cosmopolitan, with plenty of swing and just a touch of melancholy.

To say that these shows were a hot ticket would be an understatement!

Luckily, the tapes were rolling and the results of this unique collaboration now constitute the Blue Note album Two Men With The Blues for everyone who couldn’t cram into The Allen Room. Featuring great playing from one of the hottest bands around these classic tracks are given new life by the extraordinary dual talents of Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis.

At a time when most people are thinking of retirement, Willie has never been busier. His profile has been high in recent weeks with his various career retrospective releases and sold out tour and this album can rightly stake it’s place alongside anything else he has done.

Wynton rarely sounds so relaxed and both of these musical giants are clearly having the time of their lives together on these new interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.

A video excerpt from the show of Willie and Wynton playing a live version of the Hogey Charmichael classic Stardust.

Everyone knew that this summit of master musicians would be special. The session was recently broadcast on National Public Radio’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, and as we already have an Amazon video excerpt of the event, we can expect to see the entire meeting on PBS, with DVD as pledge gift.

The CD, however, has had the opportunity for further electronic mixing and improvements by Delfeayo Marsalis and Jeff Jones.

So what can we say about the quality of the music and the personalities? How many superlatives are there? But you first must be a Willie Nelson fan and you must be a jazz enthusiast who honors Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Jazz folk for their precision and urban sophisticated development of New Orleans roots.

Thus if you are among that very large number of music lovers, you must own this recording. Even the insert notes and photos are nicely done.

As for the selections, we have Nelson’s own oft recorded theme song, Georgia on My Mind, and we also have Stardust, which was included in the album of the same title that demonstrated that Nelson was more than a country singer; indeed that album is his all-time best seller. I, however, enjoyed Rainy Day Blues and the other tunes that follow, which are what the album is supposed to be about: the blues.

This album is simply fun. You will love it.

Dr. Debra Jan Bibel “World Music Explorer”

1. Bright Lights Big City
2. Night Life
3. Caldonia
4. Stardust
5. Basin Street Blues
6. Georgia On My Mind
7. Rainy Day Blues
8. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
9. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
10. That’s All

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July 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_Blues, Music_Country, Music_Jazz, Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The Westbrook Blake – Bright As Fire [Settings Of William Blake By Mike Westbrook] (1980, 1991 Reissue

The Westbrook Blake – Bright As Fire [Settings Of William Blake By Mike Westbrook] (1980, 1991 Reissue)

“Perhaps the greatest work in all British jazz” (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

Michael John David ‘Mike’ Westbrook (born March 21, 1936 in High Wycombe) is a highly successful British jazz pianist, composer, and writer of orchestrated jazz pieces.

His work for the theatre began with Adrian Mitchell’s Tyger a celebration of William Blake, staged by the National Theatre in 1971. This became a vehicle for his Brass Band of the 70’s and 80’s and the LP ‘The Westbrook Blake – Bright As Fire’ followed on in 1980.

A revised and expanded version of the work was re-recorded in 1997 and named ‘Glad Day’.

Some useful links:

“…Arguably the most majestic work to appear in recent years. It’s marriage of Inspirational lyrics and uplifting scoring, performed by some of the most talented musicians in Europe, harks back to the jazz suites of Ellington…”
THE GUARDIAN

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“Mike Westbrook makes full use of his two striking vocalists, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton, and coaxes fervent performances from horn men Chris Biscoe and Alan Wakeman. He finds music to snatch the ecstasy of ‘I See Thy Form’ and desolation of ‘London Song’, turns ‘A Poison Tree’ into a blood-curdling tango. and fashions a magnificent anthem for ‘Let The Slave/The Price of Experience’ , Blake’s great paeans to freedom, dignity, and compassion.”
THE WIRE

“Westbrook’s settings are among the greatest British music of the century…bold, optimistic and inspiring”.
THE INDEPENDENT.

“Bright as Fire pulls no emotional punches, Blake’s visionary words matched by some of Westbrook’s most trenchant writing”.
THE TIMES

“It’s one of the great fortuitous yokings together of the century: Blake’s forthright lyrics, and Westbrook’s English-Ellington music, the words brilliantly sung by Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton and accompanied by a septet with three great sax players in Peter Whyman, Chris Biscoe and Alan Wakeman”.

THE INDEPENDENT

Tracklisting

1 The Fields (5:40)
2 I See Thy Form (3:55)
3 London Song (7:10)
4 A Poison Tree (2:30)
5 Holy Thursday (15:00)
6 Let The Slave / The Price Of Experience (9:07)

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Wynton Marsalis – Wynton Marsalis Mastersound Original Master Recording Gold CD – Wave and 320k.


Wynton Marsalis – Wynton Marsalis Mastersound Original Master Recording Gold CD
Wave / Mp3 @320k.

Wynton Marsalis’s 1982 debut was recorded before the trumpeter had reached his 20th birthday and when he was still a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In many ways it was a pivotal event for jazz in the ’80s, as Marsalis became the central figure in a return to the acoustic styles of the late ’50s and ’60s and the model for all the young lions to come.

While there are elements of Miles Davis in Marsalis’s style, the strongest parallels are with Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, the pyrotechnic trumpeters who arrived at about the same age in the late ’50s and who first made their talents known in Blakey’s group. Even with a Harmon mute, on Ron Carter’s “RJ,” Marsalis suggests Hubbard’s precise articulation. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis recalls Wayne Shorter’s pre-fusion style, and Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, featured on four tracks, pick up where they’d left off with Miles Davis and on numerous Blue Note dates.

The music is taut, thoughtful, and filled with youthful bravado, but more fascinating still is how a leading-edge style of the ’60s succumbed to fusion in the ’70s only to return as a full-blown conservative movement in the next decade.

This, the debut album of perhaps the most influential jazz musician in the world, was recorded in 1982, when he was but nineteen years old. It features three of his own original compositions, as well as those of band-members Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums). They, along with his brother Branford Marsalis (tenor sax) form an unbelievably tight group that plays with deadly precision and a musical maturity that transcends interpretation. The compositions are startingly creative, many with reflective or enigmatic undertones.

The improvisations are handled masterfully; this was perhaps the first group since the sixties to really take group improvisation seriously. The players perform as a group unit, using each other’s ideas in their own solos to give the music continuity.

The rhythm section is especially precise, masterfully handling the complex counterpoint that jazz musicians have come to expect from Marsalis compositions. There is an unbelievable raphor between the Marsalis brothers who, having played together for so many years, seem to feed off of one another.

Their technical virtuosity, even at such young ages, is so amazing and effortless that this listener often forgets just how difficult the passages are. The most impressive track on the CD is the beautiful ballad “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me).” Here, Marsalis showcases his amazing Miles Davis-like ability to breathe exciting life into the most simple phrases, milking every note for all its emotional worth and directly addressing the ambiguity of human life.

All in all, the album brings the magnificent phenomenon of swing back to life. In an era of funk rhythms and hard rock, Marsalis dared to be sophisticated, tasteful, and skillful, and this is the perfect way to start or augment any jazz collection. As Marsalis himself would say, “It was swinging. It started off swinging, it kept on swinging, and those who heard it will remember it.”

– Appropriated reviews.

Tracklisting

1. Father Time
2. I’ll Be There When The Time Comes
3. RJ
4. Hesitation
5. Sister Cheryl
6. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
7. Twilight

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Miles Davis – Miles Davis in Europe (1963) [Remastered 2005]

Miles Davis – Miles Davis in Europe (1963) [Remastered 2005]
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Columbia/Legacy | CK 93583

Recorded live in France at the Festival Mondial, du Jazz Antibes, Miles Davis in Europe captures trumpeter Davis in late 1963.

While Four & More and My Funny Valentine — both taken from the same 1964 New York Philharmonic Hall concert — are most often cited as this lineup’s essential live recording, Miles Davis in Europe is a no less exciting listen.

The band, including tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams, had recorded Seven Steps to Heaven a few months earlier, which would turn out to be the one studio album Davis would make with the lineup.

Already, the band’s adventurous, avant-garde leanings are on display with the young Williams propelling Davis to scorching heights on the fast swinger “Milestones.” Similarly, Hancock helps turn the standard “I Thought About You” into an impressionistic and free-flowing ballad allowing Davis to spread wide swaths of tonal color and deep note bends across the stage.

Although Coleman would depart the group in less than a year, he proves himself here to be a muscular, keen improviser who deserved more attention than he got at the time.

The 2005 Columbia reissue of Miles Davis in Europe includes one bonus track not available on the original LP as well as new liner notes from noted comic book scribe Harvey Pekar.

Tracklisting

01. Introduction (by Andre Francis)
02. Autumn Leaves
03. Milestones
04. I Thought About You
05. Joshua
06. All Of You
07. Walkin’


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Nina Simone – High Priestess of Soul (1966)

Nina simone - High Priestess of Soul

Nina Simone – High Priestess of Soul (1966)

Jazz | MP3 320 Kbps | Label: Verve | 82,3 MB

Credits:
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Hollis King Art Direction
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Kazumi Matsumoto Series Design
Hal Mooney Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Nina Simone Piano, Vocals
Sherniece Smith Art Producer
Jeff Willens Mastering

More great stuff from the late great Nina.

Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-’60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel.

Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone’s essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here.

The highlights are her energetic vocal rendition of the Oscar Brown/Nat Adderley composition “Work Song” and her spiritual composition “Come Ye,” on which Simone’s inspirational vocals are backed by nothing other than minimal percussion.

Review by Richie Unterberger

Tracklisting

1. Don’t You Pay Them No Mind
2. I’m Gonna Leave You
3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
4. Keeper of the Flame
5. Gal from Joe’s
6. Take Me to the Water
7. I’m Going Back Home
8. I Hold No Grudge
9. Come Ye
10. He Ain’t Comin’ Home No More
11. Work Song
12. I Love My Baby

Here be Nina
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Art Pepper – Not A Through Street – Live In Yamagata (1978) [double CD]

Art Pepper – Not A Through Street – Live In Yamagata (1978) [double CD]

MP3 | 320kbps | Cover | RS.com | 203mb | 5% File Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Personnel:
Art Pepper (alto sax)
Milcho Leviev (piano)
Bob Mugnusson (bass)
Carl Burnett (drums)

Not A Through Street (Deleted 1990 Japanese 7-track 2-CD set) is a great album featuring a set recorded live at YBC TV Hall, Yamagata, Japan on March 14th 1978 and featuring Milcho Leviev on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass and Carl Burnett on drums.

Art Pepper concluded a very successful tour of Japan with a concert in Yamagata that was recorded and released on two Storyville CDs. The first CD has just 38 minutes of music, but the quality is quite high. Pepper (with pianist Milcho Leviev, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Carl Burnett) performs lengthy versions of two originals (“Ophelia,” “My Laurie”) and “Besame Mucho”; the latter was a request from his Japanese friends that was very well received and became a permanent part of his repertoire. The recording quality is excellent and Pepper is in explorative and somewhat inspired form.

The second of two CDs taken from the final night of Art Pepper’s 1978 Japanese tour features the great altoist (along with pianist Milcho Leviev, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Carl Burnett) exploring two of his originals (“The Trip,” and “Red Car”), a lyrical version of Michel Legrand’s “The Summer Knows” and an intense rendition of “Caravan.” None of the Storyville sets have been reissued elsewhere, and each adds to the remarkable legacy of Art Pepper whose second career (covering 1975-82) was arguably even greater than his first.

Art Pepper/Live In Japan Vol 1(Storyville STCD4128)
Art Pepper/Live In Japan Vol 2(Storyville STCD4129)
Art Pepper/Not A Through Street Live In Yamagata 78(TOFREC88901-2)

Allmusic.com:


Tracklisting

1. Ophelia (11:26)
2. Besame Mucho (10:59)
3. My Laurie (15:56) 38:21
4. Caravan (12:55)
5. The Trip (10:29)
6. The Summer Knows (8:23)
7. Red Car (14:47)

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June 9, 2008 Posted by | Art Pepper, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

John Martyn – Grace And Danger (1980)


John Martyn – Grace And Danger (1980) (1973)
Mp3 @192

“The messages I was getting back were that Chris felt it was too sad and he didn’t want to put it out. He felt it too depressing and didn’t want it released.”
– Martin Levan, producer

“I freaked: ‘Please get it out! I don’t give a damn how sad it makes you feel- It’s what I’m about: direct communication of emotion.”
– John Martyn, 1981

Grace And Danger is the 1980 album by John Martyn, written and recorded while he was in the process of divorcing from his wife Beverley.

The songs strongly reflect the emotional upheaval that Martyn was experiencing at the time.

The album was produced by his friend Phil Collins who was similarly in the process of divorce from his wife. Collins also played drums and provided backing vocals.

The release of the album was delayed by Island Records for a year apparently because Chris Blackwell the label owner (and a friend of both John and Beverley) found the album too depressing.

The UK photographer/artist Sandy Porter created the image used on the cover (winner of the European album cover of the year) for Island Records. Whilst working on Grace and Danger, Bruno-Christian Tilley, Island Records’ designer on Grace and Danger and U2’s Boy album, commissioned Sandy to create the alternate image for the Boy cover which was to used on US and international releases of the album. This due to fears that the band might be accused of child pornography if the original image had been used.


Tracklisting

01.Some People Are Crazy
02.Grace And Danger
03.Lookin’ On
04.Johnny Too Bad
05.Sweet Little Mystery
06.Hurt In Your Heart
07.Baby Please Come Home
08.Save Some (For Me)
09.Our Love

Personnel

John Martyn – Lead Guitar and vocals
Tommy Eyre – Keyboards, Synthesisers
John Giblin – Bass
Phil Collins – Drums, Backing Vocals
Dave Lawson – additional synthesisers

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May 31, 2008 Posted by | John Martyn, Music_Folk, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

John Martyn – Live At Les Cousins (1968) – VERY RARE!!


John Martyn – John Martyn – Live At Les Cousins (1968) – VERY RARE!!
Mp3 @192


Mentored by Hamish Imlach, John Martyn’s professional musical career began when he was seventeen, playing a blend of blues and folk that resulted in a unique style that made him a key figure in the London folk scene during the mid-1960s.

He signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records in 1967 and released his first album, London Conversation, the following year.

This first album was soon followed by The Tumbler (December 1968), which was moving towards jazz.

This rare recording captures Martyn between his first two LPs and charts the change of musical course he was then taking.


Tracklisting

01 Back Again –
01 Dont Think Twice It’s Alright
02 Goin’ Down To Memphis
03 Winding Boy
04 Woodstock
05 Traffic Light Lady
06 Would You Believe Me
07 Jelly Roll Bake

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May 31, 2008 Posted by | John Martyn, Music_Folk, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

John Martyn – Inside Out (1973)


John Martyn – Inside Out (1973)
Mp3 @192

Inside Out was Martyn’s fifth solo album, and his seventh if one includes the two albums he’d made with his then wife, Beverley.

Featuring a great band – including Steve Winwood – It was his jazziest release to date, featuring two fan-favourites, “Fine Lines” and “Make No Mistake,” as well as two songs that he enjoys playing live as jazz epics, “Outside In” and “Look In.”

It is noted in allmusic’s review that it is probably his most experimental album.

This experimentalism came as something of a shock to fans when it arrived directly after his best-loved album, the softer and more melodic Solid Air.

An 18-minute live version of “Outside In” later appears on his self-distributed Live at Leeds album.


Tracklisting

01. Fine Lines
02. Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail
03. Ain’t No Saint
04. Outside In
05. The Glory Of Love
06. Look In
07. Beverley
08. Make No Mistake
09. Ways To Cry
10. So Much In Love With You

Personnel

John Martyn – vocals, guitar
Danny Thompson – bass, double bass
Chris Stewart – bass
Steve Winwood – bass, keyboards
Chris Wood – flute, horns
Remi Kabaka – percussion
Kesh Sathie – tabla
Bobby Keyes – saxophone

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May 31, 2008 Posted by | John Martyn, Music_Folk, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Mose Allison – Down Home Piano (1957-59)


Mose Allison – Down Home Piano (1957-59)
MP3 | 320Kbps | 86MB
cover OJC | 1996 | Total time: 38:02

A great compilation from one of Van Morrison’s heroes, Mose!

Mose has for decades been a consistently wonderful and innovative composer, player and singer in his own right and this great collection bears this out.

Although Mose Allison is perhaps best known for his enjoyably idiosyncratic vocal style, he is first and foremost a marvelous piano player with a unique style pitched somewhere between a New Orleans bordello and the rhythmic and harmonic experimentation of Thelonious Monk or Sun Ra.
This well-chosen 1966 compilation (released after Allison had split for Atlantic Records) pulls together ten of his best instrumentals from four of his six Prestige albums, and it makes a strong case for Allison as one of the most inventive piano players and composers of his generation.

The selection runs from the definitive performance of Allison’s signature ballad “Crepuscular Air” (which foreshadows nearly the entire career of West Coast cool pianist Vince Guaraldi) to the witty, technically impressive and musically joyous post-bop workouts “Devil in the Cane Field” and “The Minstrels.”

Throughout, Allison’s interplay with his longtime bassist Addison Farmer is fantastic; Allison’s left-hand walking bass runs are usually in counterpoint to Farmer’s inspired comping, adding greatly to the songs’ rhythmic complexity.

Mostly, however, Down Home Piano is quite simply enormous fun to listen to.

Tracklisting

1. Dinner On The Ground 3:19
2. Crepuscular Air 3:47
3. Mule 3:57
4. Creek Bank 4:39
5. Town 3:27
6. Devil In The Cane Field 4:07
7. The Minstrels 3:32
8. Moon And Cypress 4:06
9. Carnival 3:03
10. Mojo Woman 4:05
All compostions by Mose Allison

Personnel:
Mose Allison (Vocals and Piano)
Addison Farmer (Double Bass)
Ronnie Free (Drums) – 1,3,4,6-8
Nick Stabulas (Drums) – 2,5,9,10

Here’s Mosie

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or
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May 29, 2008 Posted by | Mose Allison, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment