sábado, 22 de setembro de 2018

Miles Davis / Love Songs

Miles Davis: Love Songs


Throughout his long, varied and storied career, Miles Davis was known for many things. As the father/godfather/originator/pioneer of bop, hard bop, fusion and other styles, Miles’s 40+ albums revealed a diverse array of styles and sounds. Through it all, however, Miles maintained his trademark poise and lyricism, often best expressed through his ballads. On this collection, that element of Davis’s playing is exposed and explored, revealing a diversity even in the broad unity of the love song. These tunes range from the languishing remorse of "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (punctuated towards the end by Frank Butler’s startling but perhaps appropriately quick rim clicks), the dreamy reminsicence of "I Thought About You" and the soft and billowy orchestral breeze of "My Ship" to the anticipatory pacing of "Someday My Prince Will Come." Throughout, Miles keeps different times with help from the legendary likes of bassists Ron Carter and Paul Chambers and drummers Frank Butler, Jimmy Cobb and Tony Williams. Gil Evans’ signature arragnement of "I Loves You Porgy" captures the aching romance of Gershwin’s downtrodden heroine through Miles’s use of his trademark Harmon mute. "Stella by Starlight" offers sax lines by John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley over the subtle compiing of Bill Evans. A live from Lincoln Center take of "My Funny Valentine" offers soft duets by Hancock and Carter and provides stretches for Miles and tenor George Coleman to whisper, shout, splurt and slur lovingly in their appreciative listeners’ ears, traveling far afield before returning to the crux of their musical amorousness in the final moments.

Love Songs is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on February 2, 1999, by Sony Music Records. The songs it compiles were recorded between May 10, 1957, and February 12, 1964.

Track listing    

  1. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Cahn, Styne) – 6:48
  2. "I Thought About You" (Mercer, VanHeusen) – 4:56
  3. "Summer Night" (Dubin, Warren) – 6:05
  4. "My Ship" (Gershwin, Weill) – 4:34
  5. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Churchill, Morey) – 9:09
  6. "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young) – 4:51
  7. "My Funny Valentine" (Hart, Rodgers) – 15:09
  8. "I Loves You, Porgy" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) – 3:40
  9. "Old Folks" (Hill, Robison) – 5:17



Blues Road Trip


Blues is about tradition and personal expression. At its core, the blues has remained the same since its inception. Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical. The blues grew out of African spirituals and worksongs. In the late 1800s, southern African-Americans passed the songs down orally, and they collided with American folk and country from the Appalachians. New hybrids appeared by each region, but all of the recorded blues from the early 1900s are distinguished by simple, rural acoustic guitars and pianos. After World War II, the blues began to fragment, with some musicians holding on to acoustic traditions and others taking it to jazzier territory. However, most bluesmen followed Muddy Waters' lead and played the blues on electric instruments. From that point on, the blues continued to develop in new directions -- particularly on electric instruments -- or it has been preserved as an acoustic tradition.

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Track listing   

00:00:00 Aretha Franklin - Today I Sing the Blues 00:02:46 B.B. King - Sweet Little Angel 00:05:46 Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line 00:08:30 John Lee Hooker - Dimples 00:10:45 Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues 00:13:24 Lightnin Hopkins - Got to Move Your Baby 00:17:28 Freddy King - I'm Tore Down 00:20:06 Bo Diddley - I'm a Man 00:23:06 Eddie Taylor - Bad Boy 00:26:09 James Brown - Try Me 00:28:41 Shakey Jake - Love Me Baby 00:31:52 Snooky Pryor - Judgment Day 00:34:34 Jimmy Reed - Baby What You Want Me to Do 00:36:57 Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Stranger Here 00:40:34 Billy Boy - I Wish You Would 00:43:34 Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues 00:46:20 Sam Hopkins - Penitentiary Blues 00:48:53 T-Bone Walker - I Wanna See My Baby 00:52:14 Sonny Boy Williamson - Stop Right Now 00:54:39 Big Bill Broonzy - See See Rider 00:57:36 Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill 00:59:57 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon 01:02:19 The Coasters - Down in Mexico 01:05:35 Josh White - I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 01:08:43 Albert King - Don't throw your love on me so strong 01:11:40 Sonny Terry - I'm Crazy 'Bout You Baby 01:15:08 Lonnie Johnson - Mr. Johnson Swing -- JazzAndBluesExperience

quarta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2018

Jazz Today / vol.19

Jazz Today / vol.19


Track listing   

1 | 00:00 | Andre Previn - 40 Degrees Below 2 | 02:44 | Victor Feldman - Karen 3 | 10:23 | Carlo Nicita Trio - Improvvisazione 4 | 15:39 | Herb Ellis - Wee (Allen's Alley) 5 | 24:07 | Enoch Light - The Lady Is a Tramp 6 | 26:32 | Joe Newman - Midnight Fantasy 7 | 29:52 | Joe Newman - Rosetta 8 | 33:25 | Paul Bley Trio - 52Nd Street Blues 9 | 36:13 | Roland Kirk - Spirit Girl 10 | 41:35 | Art Farmer - Five Spot After Dark

Nu Lounge Bar Music 2017 / By Featured Artist Ehrling

Track listing   

00:00 - Ehrling - Sthlm Sunset 02:53 - Ehrling - Stay Forever Ft. Yohanna Seifu 06:06 - Ehrling - All I Need 08:39 - Ehrling - Palm Trees 12:02 - Ehrling - Adventure 14:11 - Ehrling - No Worries (Feat. Timon & Pumbaa) 17:21 - Ehrling - Tease 19:36 - Ehrling - I Feel Good 22:50 - Ehrling - Clouds 25:54 - Ehrling - Chasing Palm Trees 28:28 - Ehrling - Best Friend 30:48 - Ehrling - Breeze 34:14 - Ehrling - With You Ft. NEW$HOES 36:56 - Ehrling - You And Me . 40:59 - Ehrling - Mood 44:01 - Ehrling - Champagne Ocean 46:58 - Ehrling - Sommar . 50:06 - Ehrling - Memories 52:41 - Ehrling - Lounge 55:52 - Ehrling - Take Me Away 58:23 - Ehrling - This Is My Passion

Elvin Jones / Dear John C.

AllMusic Review by   [-]

The second album by Elvin Jones as sole title rights leader (excluding the co-op ensemble that recorded the stunning and essential progressive jazz icon Illumination!) has the drummer sounding more like a backup musician, as he claims no compositional duties or noticeable solo space. In fact, this is one of the very best albums in the career of alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano, who occupies the bulk of lead lines and improvising responsibilities. He's so up-front, and on an instrument that is not John Coltrane's main instrument -- the tenor sax -- that the title is also a bit of a misnomer. The value of Jones as a bandleader lies in his concept of using fellow Detroiter Sir Roland Hanna or brother Hank Jones on selected tracks, or in the case of three tracks, no pianist. Bassist Richard Davis rounds out this truly brilliant ensemble of burgeoning mid-'60s jazz stars, who play an enticing collection of standards, bop, compositions of Bob Hammer, and originals from several modern sources. A stone cold bebopper and Charlie Parker devotee at the time of this recording. Mariano is the standout performer. He swings easily but mightily on the title track paralleling Coltrane's "Milestones," stretches the Charles Mingus evergreen "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" (titled here as "Love Bird"), and pulls out all the stops with Hank Jones during an only slightly flawed (they miss two notes) version of the tricky "Anthropology." They tack a calypso beat onto Duke Ellington's "Fantazm" in a playful, modern dress, and stroll on the quirky Hammer composition "That Five-Four Bag" as an offshoot retort to Dave Brubeck's "Take Five." The three tracks sans piano include a walking version of "Everything Happens to Me"; the ballad "Smoke Rings," where the band excepting Mariano is relaxed; and Frank Sinatra's "This Love of Mine," where the emotive saxophonist dips into humor, even a bit ribald. The variety from cut to cut is engaging, and there's nothing over the top, even the drumming of Elvin Jones. With the musicality at a high level, Dear John C. needs revisiting by drumming students and jazz fans to note how teamwork, shared values, and held-in-check dynamics benefit the overall quality of music. It seems this recording is underrated when over time it should never be. Dear John C. is deserving of an excellent rating.

Dear John C. is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Impulse! label.[2] The "John C." mentioned in the title is John Coltrane. The album was also released on SACD.

Track listing    

Original track listing
  1. "Dear John C." (HammerThiele) - 3:54
  2. "Smoke Rings" (GiffordWashington) - 3:41
  3. "Love Bird" (Mingus) - 3:49
  4. "Feeling Good" (Anthony NewleyLeslie Bricusse) - 4:11
  5. "Anthropology" (GillespieParker) - 4:20
  6. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Sinatra) - 4:20
  7. "Fantazm" (Ellington) - 3:56
  8. "Ballade" (Hammer) - 5:18
  9. "Everything Happens to Me" (Tom AdairMatt Dennis) - 5:56
Recorded on February 23, 1965 (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7), and February 25, 1965 (tracks 1, 3, 8, 9)
A CD reissue features a different track list and the bonus track "That Five-Four Bag"



Eva Klesse Quartett / jazzahead! 2017

jazzahead! 2017   /  Eva Klesse Quartett   

Eva Klesse Quartett   

Eva Klesse
Evgeny Ring
Philip Frischkorn
Robert Lucaciu

Cool Jazz Café

Cool Jazz Café
chill out jazz
cool ballads
Jazz around midnight

Track listing   

00:00 - Gene Harris - Our Love Is Here to Stay 04:19 - Jim Hall - Things Ain't What They Used to Be 10:04 - Lester Young - These Foolish Things 13:14 - Ben Webster - My Romance 17:32 - Art Farmer - Social Call 23:36 - James Moody - More Than You Know 26:46 - Les McCann - A Little 3/4 for God & Co 31:10 - Tommy Flanagan - Delarna 35:51 - Barney Wilen - Vamp 40:09 - Donald Byrd - Panonica 43:59 - Gerald Wiggins - All That's Good 49:37 - Rene Thomas - Tis Autumn 54:03 - Blue Mitchell - It Could Happen to You 59:56 - Mary Lou Williams - Don't Blame Me 01:03:41 - Jimmy Raney & Stan Getz - Round About Midnight 01:09:00 - Manny Albam - Urbanity

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Colin Vallon Trio / jazzahead! 2014

Colin Vallon

Colin Vallon (17 November 1980 in Lausanne) is a Swiss jazz pianist.[1]

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terça-feira, 18 de setembro de 2018

Toquinho / Toquinho & Paulinho Nogueira


Brazilian singer and guitarist with roots in bossa nova, best known for his work with Vinicius de Moraes. 
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Paulinho Nogueira

Paulinho Nogueira was a virtuosic musician who adapted a Brazilian feel to sophisticated acoustic guitar (violão) playing. He is distinctive for not having been influenced by jazz, as most popular Brazilian… 
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Toquinho / Toquinho & Paulinho Nogueira / 1999

Track listing   

01 Triste 0:00 02 Ária na 4ª corda (Air On G Sting) 2:12 03 Lamentos 5:25 04 Insensatez/Apelo 8:27 05 Choro típico 11:42 06 Gente humilde/Duas contas 16:47 07 Bachianinha n°1 19:29 08 Odeon 23:02 09 Rosa 26:33 10 Samba em prelúdio 30:20 11 Implorando 34:28 12 Manhã de Carnaval 37:22 13 Choro chorado pra Paulinho Nogueira 41:17

#1 Tom Jobim
#2 J. S. Bach
#3 Baden Powell/Pixinguinha/Vinicius de Moraes
#4 a) Tom Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes, b) Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes
#5 Heitor Villa-Lobos
#6 a) Chico Buarque/Garoto/Vinicius de Moraes, b) Garoto
#7 Paulinho Nogueira
#8 Ernesto Nazareth
#9 Otavio Souza/Pixinguinha
#10 Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes
#11 Toquinho
#12 Antônio Maria/Luiz Bonfá
#13 Paulinho Nogueira/Toquinho/Vinicius de Moraes