Saturday, 18 June 2011

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra ''With Rhoda Scott''

Thad Jones Mel Lewis Orchestra With Rhoda Scott

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra ''With Rhoda Scott''
(aka Rhoda Scott in New York with the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra) is a 1976 big band jazz album recorded by jazz organist Rhoda Scott with the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Barclay (France) record label.

Rhoda, born in New Jersey (USA) as a daughter of a priest in 1938, discovers her love for the organ very early. As a member of a gospel choir she even plays for services. A solid study of classical organ playing follows - the base for her later career. To earn some extra money she accepts jobs in night clubs where she first touches the world of jazz.

1968 Rhoda moves to France, the native country of her husband Raoul Saint-Yves. Concerts lead her through almost whole Europe. Her greatest successes are celebrated in Paris where a lot of wonderful recordings were made. The Barefoot Lady, how she is called due to here playing the pedal barefoot, is a great, a very great viruoso, has said Arthur Rubinstein.

1 Mach 2
2 Tanikka
3 Rhoda Map
4 R And R
5 Charlotte's Waltz
6 Walkin About
7 Take A Ladde

Rhoda Scott – hammond organ
Thad Jones – flugelhorn (tracks 2,3,4,5,6,7)
Mel Lewis – drums
Harold Danko – piano
Bob Bowman – bass
Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
Larry Schneider – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Greg Herbert – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
Ed Xiques – alto saxophone, flute
Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
Al Porcino – trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
Earl Gardner – trumpet
Lynn Nicholson – trumpet
Billy Campbell – trombone
Clifford Adams – trombone
Earl McIntyre – trombone
John Mosca – trombone


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By Bill

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Joe Henderson ''Lush Life''

A nice album from Joe Henderson featuring a great band, Wynton Marsalis,Stephen Scott,Christian McBride and Gregory Hutchinson.I played this the other night as my go to bed cd and it's tremendous.Album details and reviews here. This copy is not the SACD edition, sorry!

Al Grey ''Snap Your Fingers''

Nice work from Al Grey featuring Billy Mitchell.This is the Verve cd re-issue with the live side recorded at Birdland.A star cast including Donald Byrd,Bobby Hutcherson and Herb Hancock! He must have been young and still working out his name,lol.Album details and reviews here.

Stevie Wonder ''At The Close Of A Century''

A great 4 disc box set from a living legend,I have only seen him once and that was a poor performance in Wellington NZ during the 80's.This makes up for it.Track info and reviews here.Enjoy it.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Herbie Hancock ''Secrets''


Herbie Hancock

( LP Columbia Records, US, 1976 )
Catalog # PC 34280

A1 Doin' It 8:00
A2 People Music 7:07
A3 Cantelope Island 7:06
B1 Spider 7:20
B2 Gentle Thoughts 7:01
B3 Swamp Rat 6:25
B4 Sansho Shima 4:50

Personnel & Credits:
Producer – David Rubinson And Friends Inc., Herbie Hancock
Art Baldacci Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Phill Brown Mastering
Fred Catero Engineer
Ron Coro Art Direction
Fred Dobbs Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Mike Fusaro Engineer
James Gadson Drums, Vocals (Background)
Herbert Greene Photography
Herbie Hancock Arp, Arp Echoplex, Clavinet, Composer, Keyboards, Micro Moog, Moog Synthesizer, Piano, Piano (Electric), Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
George Horn Mastering
Paul Jackson Bass, Composer
Don Kerr Vocals, Vocals (Background)
James Levi Drums
Chris Mancini Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Bennie Maupin Clarinet (Bass), Lyre, Lyricon, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Saxello
Kenneth Nash Percussion
Ray Parker, Jr. Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin Composer
David Rubinson Engineer, Producer
Julia Tillman Waters Vocals
Wah Wah Watson Associate Producer, Bass, Guitar, Sampling, Sequencing, Synthesizer, Voice Bag

Format:Vinyl, LP
Released:13 Aug 1976

Review by Richard S. Ginell (AMG):

Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In "Doin' It," the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge. Again Hancock chooses to recompose one of his standards; "Cantelope [sic] Island" is almost unrecognizable converted into a sauntering, swaggering thing. A streamlining process has set in -- the drumming has been simplified, some of the old high-voltage drive has been muted -- yet there are still enough enjoyable, intelligently musical things happening here to hold a Hancock admirer's attention.

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By Pier

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Kai Winding ''Jazz For Playboys'' (Compilation)

Kai Winding

''Jazz For Playboys''
( Verve Records, 2008 )

MP3 - HQ 320 kbps
55:10 min
140.52 Mb (+5%rec)

1. Night Side (2:32)
2. I\’m Your Bunny Bossa Nova (2:40)
3. Playboy\’s Theme (2:33)
4. Watermelon Man (2:59)
5. Laura (2:48)
6. Hatari (2:30)
7. Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz) (3:53)
8. Capricious (2:12)
9. We Fell In Love In The Rain (2:35)
10. Days Of Wine And Roses (2:13)
11. A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme) (2:56)
12. Puddles (2:26)
13. Stella By Starlight (2:18)
14. Hey There (3:36)
15. April Showers (2:38)
16. Recado Bossa Nova (3:48)
17. Pretty Place (Lugar Bonito) (2:46)
18. A Time For Love (2:25)
19. Mini-Skirt (3:31)
20. Just For Tonight (1:51)

Kai Chresten Winding (May 18, 1922–May 6, 1983) was a popular Danish born American trombonist and jazz composer. He is well known for a successful collaboration with fellow trombonist J. J. Johnson.
Winding was born in Aarhus, Denmark. In 1934 his family immigrated to the United States. He graduated in 1940 from Stuyvesant High School in New York City. His career as a professional trombonist began in 1940 with Shorty Allen\’s band. Subsequently, he played with Sonny Dunham and Alvino Rey, until he entered the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
After the war, Winding joined Benny Goodman\’s band, and later moved on to Stan Kenton\’s orchestra. Winding participated in the first of the Birth of the Cool sessions in 1949, appearing on 4 of the 12 tracks (while Johnson appears on the other eight, having participated on the other two sessions). In 1954, at the urging of producer Ozzie Cadena, he joined forces with Johnson to produce a highly successful series of trombone duet recordings, which were initially on Savoy Records and then on the Columbia Records label. While at Columbia, Kai experimented with different instrumentation in brass ensembles and also used a trombonium on at least one album that featured a trombone octet. Winding also arranged and/or composed many of the tracks he and Johnson recorded.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Kai Winding ''Dirty Dog''


Kai Winding

''Dirty Dog''
( LP Verve Records, 1966 )
Catalog # V6-8661

A1 Dirty Dog
A2 Sunrise, Sunset
A3 Cantalupe Island
B1 Blindman, Blindman
B2 Something You Got
B3 The Sidewinder

Personnel & Credits:
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Drums – Grady Tate
Guitar – Buzzy Bavarian
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Trombone – Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Kai Winding, Urbie Green

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Recorded March 28 and April 1, 1966

Biography by Scott Yanow (AMG):
One of the finest trombonists to emerge from the bebop era, Kai Winding was always to an extent overshadowed by J.J. Johnson, although they co-led one of the most popular jazz groups of the mid-'50s. Born in Denmark, Winding emigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 12. He had short stints with the orchestras of Alvino Rey and Sonny Dunham, and played in a service band in the Coast Guard for three years. Winding's first burst of fame occurred during his year with Stan Kenton's Orchestra (1946-1947), during which his phrasing influenced and was adopted by the other trombonists, leading to a permanent change in the Kenton sound. He also participated in some early bop sessions, played with Tadd Dameron (1948-1949), and was on one of the Miles Davis' nonet's famous recording sessions. After playing with the big bands of Charlie Ventura and Benny Goodman, he formed a quintet with J.J. Johnson (1954-1956); the two trombonists (who sounded nearly identical at the time) had occasional reunions after going their separate ways. Winding led a four-trombone septet off and on through the latter half of the 1950s and into the '60s, was music director for the Playboy clubs in New York, and during 1971-1972 worked with the Giants of Jazz (an all-star group with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, and Thelonious Monk). Although he recorded frequently both as a leader and a sideman throughout his career, most of Winding's sessions are not currently available on CD.

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Hidden Cost ''Bo Did It'' 7''


The Hidden Cost

''Bo Did It'' 7''

Label: Marmaduke Records Inc.
Catalog # M-4001
Format:Vinyl, 7"

A Bo Did It 3:40
Arranged By – N. Harris
Written-By – Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker

A-Side Daviduke, Inc. BMI, Recorded at Sigma Sound

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Various Artists ''Disco Demands'' (5 Volumes)


Disco Demands Vol. 1
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Million Dollar Disco
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 52:42
Total Size: 123MB (Covers)

01. Mr. Q - Party Party (4:12)
02. Quango - Soljering On (3:18)
03. Harold Butler & The Connection - Gold Connections (3:45)
04. Althea Forest & Togetherness - Hey Mister (Instrumental) (4:19)
05. Sandpebbles Of Barbados, The - Suntan (3:41)
06. Chocolate City Connection, The - Take The Music To The Party (5:28)
07. Curtis - How Can I Tell Her (12" Mix) (7:36)
08. Puff - In The Mood (7:34)
09. J.D.V. And Friends - Disco Beat (4:19)
10. Frequency - Loosen Up (4:13)
11. Omni - Disco Socks (Al's Instrumental Edit) (4:17)


Disco Demands Vol. 2
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Million Dollar Disco
Total Time: 01:17:01
Total Size: 183MB (Covers)

01 - Ross Carnegie - F Minor Disco (Re-edit) [08:12]
02 - Sizzle - Love Is All Around (Re-edit) [11:02]
03 - Chuck Stevens - Gettin' Down With The Soul Train Gang (Cover Up) [06:11]
04 - Family Of Funk - Slam Dunk (Cover Up) [05:44]
05 - Count Sidney & The Dukes - Let's Move (Cover Up) [07:22]
06 - Cordial - Wave [06:02]
07 - Jimmy Sabater - To Be With You (Re-Edit) [07:16]
08 - Louie Ramirez - Salsa [06:56]
09 - Stringfield Family - Sound of Disco Rock (Re-Edit) [05:32]
10 - Cheryl Berdell - Giving It All To You [06:25]
11 - Alan Harris - Get Ready [06:15]


Disco Demands Vol. 3
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Million Dollar Disco
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 01:19:08
Total Size: 187MB

01 - Brooklyn Express - Back In Time [06:38]
02 - Elijah John Group - Keep A Little Love For Yourself [08:05]
03 - Larry Brown - Breaking Training [05:49]
04 - The Firebolts - Everybody Party (Get Down) (Re-Edit) [06:38]
05 - First Family - That's Love (Cover-Up) [05:22]
06 - Panache - Sweet Jazz Music [06:33]
07 - Gordon's War - The Rock Is Gonna Get You (Re-Edit) [06:26]
08 - Albert Jones - Hear No Evil (Cover-Up) [06:27]
09 - Silver, Platinum And Gold - Just Friends [04:45]
10 - Crosstown Traffic - Party People (Re-Edit) [08:06]
11 - Arts & Craft - I've Been Searching (Walter Gibbons Instrumental) [10:03]
12 - Masterpiece - Give a Damn (Cover-Up) [04:10]


Disco Demands Vol. 4
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: Million Dollar Disco
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 01:07:24
Total Size: 161MB

01. The Soul Stylists - Stylist Theme (7:25)
02. Louis Saunders - Spread Love All Over The World (6:53)
03. The Greg Staples Band - Groovin' With Mr. Staples (6:23)
04. Patti Hamilton - Looking Nice Looking Hot (5:48)
05. Good Times - We've Got It (6:36)
06. Tommy Ellis - Gypsy (6:43)
07. Clarence & Leon - The Message (8:13)
08. Glen Bellamy & Co - Shake Shake Shake (6:52)
09. The Fuzz - Hustle Bustle (6:42)
10. THC - Funkin With THC (5:49)


Disco Demands Part Five: From The Backstreets
Label: Million Dollar Disco
Format:CD, Compilation

1 Bobbi Sanderson – Make It So Good 5:56
2 Bobbi Sanderson – Make It So Good 5:56
3 Coffeyville – Let Your Funk Fly 4:59
4 Voices Of Greaterford Prison – Over Me 2:53
5 Coyote Joe – Dancin' Y'all 4:11
6 Tender Touch – Disco Stomp 4:10
7 Sound Palace – Got To Go 7:36
8 Carrie Tee – Do The Disco 6:12
9 Archie Russell – Come On Baby 7:07
10 Pete McCrae Strings – Dance & Sing 2:37
11 Jesse Thomas – Over You 3:49

Compiled By, Edited By, Presenter – Al Kent

The tracklisting on the back cover lists 10 tracks, but the CD actually includes 11 tracks.
The first track appears twice, both as track 1 & 2, then the actual order of the tracks is a bit different from what the cover print says.
Actual track order above - cover track order as follows:
01. Bobbi Sanderson - Make It So Good
02. Voices Of Greaterford Prison - Over Me
03. Coffeyville - Let Your Funk Fly
04. Coyote Joe - Dancin' Y'all
05. Tender Touch - Disco Stomp
06. Carrie Tee - Do The Disco
07. Sound Palace - Got To Go
08. Archie Russell - Come On Baby
09. Pete McCrae Strings - Dance & Sing
10. Jesse Thomas - Over You

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