sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2018

Chris Connor / 52 Love Songs

Practitioner of the Anita O'Day-influenced cool school, Connor emerged as one of most popular of jazz singers in the late '50s. 
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Tracklist 00:00 - Try a Little Tenderness 03:01 - All About Ronnie 05:59 - How Long Has This Been Going On ? 08:30 - Ridin' High 12:43 - Everything I Love 14:59 - I Hear Music 17:17 - Spring Is Here 20:11 - Stella By Starlight 22:37 - All Dressed Up With a Broken Heart 24:27 - Lullaby of Birdland 26:50 - Gone With the Wind 29:07 - It's All Right With Me 31:34 - Angel Eyes 35:17 - Suddenly It's Spring 38:27 - In Other Words 41:32 - You Make Me Feel So Young 44:21 - Blue Silhouette 47:05 - From This Moment On 49:34 - Miser's Serenade 52:17 - The Thrill Is Gone 55:04 - Ask Me 57:48 - Someone to Watch Over Me 01:00:57 - Chiquita from Chi-Wah-Wah 01:03:44 - I Concentrate on You 01:07:13 - Don't Wait Up for Me 01:09:47 - Indian Summer 01:12:42 - A Good Man Is a Seldom Thing 01:16:04 - What Is There to Say 01:18:55 - I Get a Kick Out of You 01:20:46 - Come Back to Sorrento 01:23:31 - Something to Live For 01:26:45 - Why Shouldn't I 01:29:28 - Get Out of Town 01:32:36 - Where Are You 01:36:22 - Anything Goes 01:38:35 - When the Wind Was Green 01:42:00 - He Was Too Good to Me 01:45:43 - Out of This World 01:48:37 - Lush Life 01:51:30 - Everytime 01:55:18 - A Cottage for Sale 01:57:52 - Way Out There 02:00:22 - My April Heart 02:03:06 - Goodbye 02:05:38 - High on a Windy Hill 02:09:24 - Round About 02:13:20 - He's Coming Home 02:16:04 - Blame It on My Youth 02:18:40 - You Stepped Out of a Dream 02:22:29 - Why Can't I 02:26:14 - Trouble Is a Man 02:29:06 - All This and Heaven Too

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quinta-feira, 15 de março de 2018

Herbie Hancock / Flood

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Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters take to the road in the live double album Flood, recorded and released only in Japan. Contrary to the impression left by his American releases at this time, Hancockwas still very much attached to the acoustic piano, as his erudite opening workout on "Maiden Voyage/Actual Proof" with his funk rhythm section makes clear. The electric keyboards, mostly Rhodes piano and clavinet, make their first appearances on side two, where Hancock now becomes more of a funky adjunct to the rhythm section, bumping along with a superb feeling for the groove while Bennie Maupin takes the high road above on a panoply of winds. Except for "Voyage," the tunes come from the Head HuntersThrust, and Man-Child albums (another reason why this was not released in the U.S.). "Chameleon" comes with a lengthy outbreak of machine pink noise that attests to Hancock's wide-eyed love of gadgetry. In all, this was a great funk band, not all that danceable because of the rapid complexities of Mike Clark's drumming, and quite often, full of harmonic depth and adventure.

Herbie Hancock

CBS/Sony ‎Herbie Recorded live at Shibuya Kohkaido
June 28, & Nakano Sun Plaza, July 1
1975 Tokyo, Japan

Tracklist A1 Introduction/Maiden Voyage A2 Actual Proof 7:59 B1 Spank-A-Lee 16:27 B2 Watermelon Man (Hancock, Mason) 25:14 C1 Butterfly (Hancock, Maupin) 31:05 C2 Chameleon (Maupin, Mason, Hancock, Jackson) 43:49 D Hang Up Your Hangups (Hancock, Ragin, Jackson) 54:24

Herbie Hancock (p, e-p, clavinet, key, syn) Bennie Maupin (ss, ts, saxello, bcl, fl, perc) Dewayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (g) Paul Jackson (b) Mike Clarke (dr) Bill Summers (perc)

domingo, 11 de março de 2018

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto E Minor / Hahn - Jarvi

Hilary Hahn (born November 27, 1979) is an American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She also has built a reputation for championing contemporary music. Several composers have written works especially for her, including concerti by Edgar Meyer and Jennifer Higdon and partitas by Antón García Abril.

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Paavo Järvi (Estonian: [ˈpɑːvo ˈjærvi]; born 30 December 1962) is an Estonian American conductor.
Järvi was born in TallinnEstonia, to Liilia Järvi and the Estonian conductor Neeme Järvi. His siblings, Kristjan Järvi and Maarika Järvi, are also musicians. After leaving Estonia, the family settled in the United States. Järvi studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Max Rudolf and Otto-Werner Mueller, and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

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Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minorOp. 64, is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos in history.[1][2][3] A typical performance lasts just under half an hour.

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Violin Concerto E Minor OP.64
Hilary Hahn
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Jarvi

I. Allegro molto appassionato-[0:01] II. Andante-[13:20] III. Allegretto non troppo -- Allegro molto vivace-[20:52]

Korean Art Centre Concert Hall
Seoul, Korea

Ron Carter & Jim Hall / Live At Village West

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The second live collaboration between bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Jim Hall follows their first recording together by a decade, but their chemistry together is every bit as strong, if not improved. Other than the occasional sound of the bar cash register, there is little in the way of background noise as the audience remains transfixed to the intricate improvisations of the duo, along with their solid comping for one another. The fare includes brilliant renditions of standards such as "All the Things You Are" and "Embraceable You"; classic jazz works like "Bag's Groove," "St. Thomas," and "Blue Monk"; along with originals like Carter's stunning "New Waltz" (with its very abstract improvised arrangement) and Hall's infectious "Down From Antigua," which deserves to become a jazz standard. Highly recommended.

Ron Carter & Jim Hall
Live At Village West
Originally released by Concord Jazz 1984
CD Version released 1992 Recorded live at Village West
New York City
November 1982

Tracklist 1 Bag’s Groove (Milt Jackson) 2 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern) 4:22 3 Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) 10:14 4 New Waltz (Carter) 15:33 5 Down from Antigua (Hall) 21:48 6 Summer Night (Dubin, Warren) 29:22 7 St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins) 36:22 8 Embraceable You (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) 41:12 9 Laverne Walk (Oscar Pettiford) 48:00 10 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright) 53:30

Jim Hall (g) Ron Carter (b)

MSMW Live / In Case the World Changes Its Mind

 Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Medeski, Martin & Wood

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Medeski, Martin & Wood are among the busiest acts in the music biz. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2011, the group has been releasing its latest album, 20, track by track. Also this year, following the grand Radiolarians series, they decided to issue its DVD portion, Fly in a Bottle, as a separate package; finally, there's MSMW Live: In Case the World Changes Its Mind, an utterly kinetic recording from their 2006 tour with jazz guitar boss John Scofield. In 1997 the trio backed Sco on his stellar A Go Go album. He returned the favor in 2006 by playing on MMW's Out Louder; this tour followed. The double disc collects performances from both recordings and a couple of others. Fans of MMW or Scofield know what to expect from this quartet on record, but heard in a live setting -- and in particular this one -- the music is actually tighter; it's fiery, with ideas arising from collective energy and almost symbiotically folded into prearranged tunes. On disc one, check Scofield's punky "Deadzy," Chris Wood's groove-laden "Cachaça," or the title track, apparently composed on the spot for the Out Louder sessions and stretched to nearly 13 minutes here. As for disc two, things kick off with Scofield's "Little Walter Rides Again." There is deep interplay between Wood's backbone-slipping bass and Sco's angular stereo guitar. John Medeski's fills and time-stretching solo are taut, but it's the orgy of breaks from Billy Martin that makes it pop. The group also stretches into the abstract on "Hanuman," where improvisation flows freely among the quartet members. The groove is much more subtle and spacy on Sco's "Southern Pacific," with its strolling country expressionism melded to jazz's in-the-moment sense of spontaneity, but it's there in spades. Things close with a virtually screaming "Hottentot," where all the stops get pulled, sending this set off on the deep jazz-funk tip. David Kent's recording is flawless, and Jamie Saft's fine editing and mixing make these tunes -- compiled from numerous dates -- feel like a single show in flow and dynamic. MSMW Live: In Case the World Changes Its Mind isn't merely a document of a historic tour; it's a solid entry in the catalogs of both artists and a killer listen top to bottom.

In Case the World Changes Its Mind
Indirecto Records Recorded on tour in 2006

Disc1 1 A Go Go (John Scofield) 2 Deadzy (Scofield) 8:35 3 What Now 12:49 4 Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing (traditional) 20:29 5 Cachaça (Chris Wood) 29:29 6 In Case The World Changes Its Mind 29:26 7 Miles Behind 52:23

Disc2 1 Little Walter Rides Again (Scofield) 1:1:03 2 Hanuman 1:13:35 3 Amazing Grace (traditional) 1:26:58 4 Southern Pacific (Scofield) 1:35:54 5 Hottentot (Scofield) 1:44:02

John Medeski (og, key) John Scofield (g) Billy Martin (dr, perc) Chris Wood (b)

sábado, 10 de março de 2018

Guitar Shorty / Modern Electric Texas Blues

Guitar Shorty

When he's not turning somersaults, doing backward flips, and standing on his head -- all while playing, of course -- Guitar Shorty is prone to cutting loose with savagely slashing licks on his instrument.… 

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Track List Hard Life 00:00:00 I Just Can't Run Away From The Blues 00:05:17 Jody 00:09:42 Mean Husband Blues 00:14:26 More Than You'll Ever Know 00:18:21 I'm So Glad I Met You 00:24:23 How Long Can It Last ? 00:28:39 No Educated Woman & The Otis Grand Blues Band 00:31:53 You Gave Me The Blues Baby & The Otis Grand Blues Band 00:37:11 Don't Thru' The Years & The Otis Grand Blues Band 00:42:24 It's Too Late & The Otis Grand Blues Band 00:47:46 My Way Or The Highway & The Otis Grand Blues Band 00:58:18 I Don't Know Why 01:04:03 Hard To Stay Above The Ground 01:09:33 The Blues Done Got Me 01:15:14 Smells Good 01:20:47 Hard Life Blues Live 01:27:30 You're A Troublemaker 01:30:03 Let's Get Close 01:35:25 I Wonder Who's Sleeping In My Bed 01:38:35 I'm Going Back To Houston 01:45:40 Hey Joe 01:49:57 The Netherlands 01:57:01 Old School 02:03:14 What She Don't Know 02:07:14 I've Been Working 02:10:30 It Ain't The Fall That Kills You 02:15:03 A Little Less Conversation 02:20:15 Right Tool For The Job 02:24:20 Down That Road Again 02:28:04 A Hurt So Old 02:33:02 Too Late 02:36:59 Betrayed 02:41:14 Neverland 02:47:06

Long Way From Home Blues / Soul Blues From The Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta: Birthplace of the Blues 

“This Is Where the Soul of Man Never Dies.”

This is a story about how poverty, segregation and racial discrimination harm human beings. This is also a story about how beauty flowers from the fields of brutality. This is a story of the blues. “This is where the soul of man never dies,” as Sam Phillips said about Howlin’ Wolf.
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Long Way From Home Blues
Soul Blues From The Mississippi Delta

Tracklist 00:00 - Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison 02:25 - Standing at the Crossroads - Elmore James 05:13 - Key to the Highway - Little Walter 07:58 - Mean Old Highway - Sonny Boy Williamson 11:23 - V-8 Ford Blues - James Cotton 15:22 - Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton 18:25 - Leavin' Day - Big Bill Broonzy 21:29 - Crossroads Blues - Robert Johnson 24:03 - Nashville - Washboard Sam 27:08 - Baltimore Blues - Charlie McCoy 29:59 - Houston Jump - Floyd Dixon 33:11 - Detroit Blues - Tampa Red 36:21 - New York City - Lead Belly 39:26 - Blues In L.A. - Cecil Gant 43:02 - Train Time - Forrest City Joe 47:36 - Mailman Blues - Tiny Mayberry