Oscar Peterson - Exclusively for My Friends

In 1995, this CD came out with a dozen previously unheard titles by pianist Oscar Peterson from his famed "Exclusively for My Friends" private party performances made for MPS in the 1960s. Peterson is heard on four songs with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, while on the remaining eight, he heads a trio also including bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bob Durham. The emphasis throughout is on O.P.'s virtuosity and melodic improvisations. Although the release does not add anything surprising to Peterson's legacy, his playing is up to the level of his other sets of the period; highlights include "Gravy Waltz," "Three O'Clock In the Morning," an 11-minute exploration of "Tenderly" and even "Put On a Happy Face."

by Scott Yanow / All Music

Link: Exclusively for My Friends

Oscar Peterson, Jazz Pianist, Is Dead at 82

Published: December 24, 2007

TORONTO (AP) -- Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, died at age 82.
His death was confirmed by Neweduk Funeral Home in Mississauga, the Toronto suburb where Peterson lived. The city's mayor, Hazel McCallion, told The Associated Press that he died of kidney failure but that she did not know when. The hospital and police refused to comment. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that he died on Sunday.
''He's been going downhill in the last few months, slowing up,'' McCallion said, calling Peterson a ''very close friend.''
During an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Peterson played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. He is also remembered for touring in a trio with Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar in the 1950s.
Peterson's impressive collection of awards include all of Canada's highest honors, such as the Order of Canada, as well as a Lifetime Grammy (1997) and a spot in the International Jazz Hall of Fame.
His growing stature was reflected in the admiration of his peers. Duke Ellington referred to him as ''Maharajah of the keyboard,'' while Count Basie once said ''Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard.''
In a statement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said ''one of the bright lights of jazz has gone out.''
''He was a regular on the French stage, where the public adored his luminous style,'' Sarkozy said. ''It is a great loss for us.''
Jazz pianist Marian McPartland called Peterson ''the finest technician that I have seen.''
McPartland said she first met Peterson when she and her husband, jazz cornetist Jimmy McPartland, opened for him at the Colonial Tavern in Toronto in the 1940s.
''From that point on we became such goods friends, and he was always wonderful to me and I have always felt very close to him,'' she said. ''I played at his tribute concert at Carnegie Hall earlier this year and performed `Tenderly,' which was always my favorite piece of his.''
The American jazz pianist Billy Taylor called Peterson one of the finest jazz pianists of his time.
''He set the pace for just about everybody that followed him. He really was just a special player,'' Taylor said.
Born on Aug. 15, 1925, in a poor neighborhood southwest of Montreal, Peterson obtained a passion for music from his father. Daniel Peterson, a railway porter and self-taught musician, bestowed his love of music to his five children, offering them a means to escape from poverty.
Oscar Peterson learned to play trumpet and piano at a young age, but after a bout with tuberculosis had to concentrate on the latter.
He became a teen sensation in his native Canada, playing in dance bands and recording in the late 1930s and early 1940s. But he got his real break as a surprise guest at Carnegie Hall in 1949, after which he began touring the United States and Europe.
He quickly made a name for himself as a jazz virtuoso, often compared to piano great Art Tatum, his childhood idol, for his speed and technical skill.
He was also influenced by Nat King Cole, whose Nat King Cole Trio album he considered ''a complete musical thesaurus for any aspiring Jazz pianist.''
Peterson never stopped calling Canada home despite his growing international reputation. But at times he felt slighted here, where he was occasionally mistaken for a football player, standing at 6 foot 3 and more than 250 pounds.
In 2005 he became the first living person other than a reigning monarch to obtain a commemorative stamp in Canada, where he is jazz royalty, with streets, squares, concert halls and schools named after him.
Peterson suffered a stroke in 1993 that weakened his left hand, but not his passion or drive for music. Within a year he was back on tour, recording ''Side By Side'' with Itzhak Perlman.
As he grew older, Peterson kept playing and touring, despite worsening arthritis and difficulties walking.
''A jazz player is an instant composer,'' Peterson once said in a CBC interview, while conceding jazz did not have the mass appeal of other musical genres. ''You have to think about it, it's an intellectual form,'' he said.

AP reporter Lily Hindy in New York contributed to this story.

Oscar Peterson home page: www.oscarpeterson.com

Listen also in this blog: “Skol”, with Stephane Grapelli; “Night Train”, with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen; “Oscar Peterson and the Trumpet Kings, Jousts”, with Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jon Fadis and Dizzy Gillespie; “The trumpet summit”, with Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie, plus Ray Brown and Bobby Durham; “The Pablo All-Stars”, with Milt Jackson, Clark Terry, Ronnie Scott, Joe Pass, Niels Pedersen and Booby Durham.


Gerry Mulligan - Lonesome Boulevard

This album is amazing. The tunes gives me such a joy, such a happiness... This is a real spiritual, human album.
This album is out of catalog, don't ask me why...
Well, get this.

Bill Charlap - Piano
Dean Johnson - Bass
Richie De Rosa - Drums

1. Rico Apollo
2. I Heard The Shadows Dancing
3. Lonesome Boulevard notes
4. Curtains
5. Ring Around A Bright Star
6. Splendor In The Grass
7. Good Neighbor Thelonious
8. Wallflower
9. The Flying Scotsman
10. Etude For Franca

Lonesome Boulevard


Charlie Haden and Christian Escoudé - Gitane

Charlie Haden and Escoudé plays Django Reinhardt. Curious is that they are not gypsy, but ratter cool and smooth. A beautifully conceived and unforgettable album.
Get it!

Django - Lewis
Bolero - Reinhardt
Manoir de Mes Reves - Reinhardt
Gitane - Haden
Nuages - Reinhardt
Dinette - Reinhardt
Improvisation - Reinhardt

Christian Escoude - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Performer
Charlie Haden - Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Alain Boucanus - Producer
Jean-Pierre Pelissier - Engineer

Link: Gitane


Gerry Mulligan Sings!

Miles Davis – Birth of the cool

Birth of the Cool is an album which collects twelve songs recorded by the Miles Davis nonet for Capitol Records in 1949 and 1950. Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music featured innovative arrangements strongly inspired by classical music, and mark a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool ."

Track listing
Arrangements by the composer unless otherwise noted.
1. "Move" (Denzil Best, arranged by John Lewis) – 2:32
2. "Jeru" (Gerry Mulligan) – 3:10
3. "Moon Dreams" (Chummy MacGregor, Johnny Mercer, arranged by Gil Evans) – 3:17
4. "Venus de Milo" (Mulligan) – 3:10
5. "Budo" (Miles Davis, Bud Powell, arranged by Lewis) – 2:32
6. "Deception" (Davis, arranged by Mulligan) – 2:45
7. "Godchild" (George Wallington, arranged by Mulligan) – 3:07
8. "Boplicity" (Cleo Henry, i.e. Davis and Gil Evans, arranged by Evans) – 2:59
9. "Rocker" (Mulligan) – 3:03
10. "Israel" (Johnny Carisi) – 2:15
11. "Rouge" (John Lewis) – 3:13
12. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, James Van Heusen, arranged by Mulligan) – 3:26

Recording dates
• Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 – 21 January 1949
• Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11 – 22 April 1949
• Tracks 3, 6, 9, 12 – 9 March 1950
Recordings exist of radio shows broadcast from the Royal Roost in 1948: "Birth of the Cool Theme" (Gil Evans), "Move", "Why Do I Love You?" (DeSylva, Gershwin and Gershwin, vocals by Hagood), "Godchild", "S'il Vous Plait" (John Lewis), "Moon Dreams" and "Budo", recorded on 4 September; and "Darn That Dream" (vocals by Hagood), "Move", "Moon Dreams" and "Budo" recorded on 18 September.

• Miles Davis – trumpet (all)
• Kai Winding – trombone (January 1949)
• J. J. Johnson – trombone (April 1949, March 1950)
• Junior Collins – French horn (January 1949)
• Sandy Siegelstein – French horn (April 1949)
• Gunther Schuller – French horn (March 1950)
• Bill Barber – tuba (all)
• Lee Konitz – alto saxophone (all)
• Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone (all)
• Al Haig – piano (January 1949)
• John Lewis – piano (April 1949, March 1950)
• Joe Shulman – bass (January 1949)
• Nelson Boyd – bass (April 1949)
• Al McKibbon – bass (March 1950)
• Max Roach – drums (January 1949, March 1950)
• Kenny Clarke – drums (April 1949)
• Kenny Hagood – vocal ("Darn That Dream" only)

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_the_Cool"

Link: Birth of the cool


Night and The City

Kenny Barron and Charlie Haden plays together at Iridium in New York City.
Take a look at the cover and the title, it explains a lot about this intimate and touching recording. It really resembles the atmosphere of NYC jazz clubs, the city at night and everything. This city has a incredible magic around it; to bad there are so many many idiots at loose....

1 Twilight Song Barron
2 For Heaven's Sake Bretton, Edwards, Meyer
3 Spring Is Here Hart, Rodgers
4 Body and Soul Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour
5 You Don't Know What Love Is DePaul, Raye
6 Waltz for Ruth Haden
7 The Very Thought of You Noble

Kenny Barron Piano
Charlie Haden Bass, Producer, Bass (Acoustic)
Ruth Cameron Producer
Jay Newland Engineer, Mixing
Doug McKean Assistant Engineer
Don C. Tyler Mastering
Georgia O'Keeffe Artwork

Link: Night and The City


Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart


Charlie Parker - Jam Sessions

It´s party time!

Charlie Parker´s class A Team will knock you down!
Recorded in 1952 with the legendary producer Norman Granz and, well,
take a look at the players, click on the link, and jazz up!

1. Jam Blues (14:42)
2. What Is This Thing Called Love? (15:51)
3. Ballad Medley (17:23)
4. Funky Blues (13:27)

Charlie “Bird” Parker: Alto Sax
Johnny Hodges: Alto Sax
Benny Carter: Alto Sax
Ben Webster: Tenor Sax
Flip Phillips: Tenor sax
Charlie Shavers: Trumpet
Barney Kessel: Guitar
Oscar Peterson: Piano
Ray Brown: Bass
J.C. Heard: Drums

link: Jam Sessions


Freddie Hubbard - New Colors

One rapid link before I go to sleep.
"Freddie Hubbard is heard exclusively on flügelhorn on this impressive release, accompanied by the New Jazz Composers Octet; although none of the octet members contributed any compositions to the session, trumpeter David Weiss did most of the arrangements, sometimes collaborating with Hubbard. Gone are the lip problems that plagued Hubbard somewhat during the 1990s, as he launches into his richly textured post-bop "One of Another Kind," which also has strong solos by tenor saxophonist Craig Handy and alto saxophonist Myron Walden. The leader's funky "Blues for Miles" is reminiscent of a street parade, while the Latin flavor of "Dizzy's Connotations" obviously salutes Dizzy Gillespie, and Hubbard also revisits his classic "Red Clay." The only song not from Hubbard's pen is Chick Corea's "Inner Space," a fine arrangement by Weiss that oddly features no trumpet or flügelhorn solos. The supporting cast on this topnotch CD also includes Kenny Garrett, Xavier Davis, Javon Jackson, and Dwayne Burno."From allmusic.com

Link: Freddie Hubbard - New Colors


Cedar Walton - Blue Monk

Look at that show! I really wish I was there...

McCoy Tyner - Land Of Giants

Land of Giants is a perfect name for this album. It is a giant album in all senses. McCoy Tyner on piano, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Charnett Moffett on bass, Eric Harland on drums. Pure mastery. Recorded in DSD, a new technology for recording, this album is sounding amazing.
No need to say more...
Just get it!

1. Serra Do Marr
2. December
3. Steppin'
4. If I Were A Bell
5. Manalyuca
6. Back Bay Blues
7. For All We Know
8. The Search
9. Contemplation
10. In a Mellow Tone

McCoy Tyner Piano
Bobby Hutcherson Vibes
Charnett Moffett Bass
Eric Harland Drums

link: Land of giants
Wait for the file info to load, then click download. Thank you

Scolohofo - Oh!

Ok. This is a really, really good album from Scofield and his troupe, and what a troupe! Al Foster on drums, Joe Lovano on sax and Dave Holland on bass. The compositions are superb, it really sets new standards for modern jazz; this is a good description, modern standards.
I hate to say this again, but... You have to get this album!

Greg Calbi Mastering
James Farber Engineer
Steve Mazur Assistant
Gordon Jee Creative Director
Eli Wolf Producer, Art Direction
Al Foster Drums, Producer
Dave Holland Bass, Producer
Joe Lovano Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Producer, Sax (Curved Soprano)
John Scofield Guitar, Producer

Oh! Lovano
Right About Now Scofield
The Winding Way Holland
Bittersweet Foster
Shorter Form Scofield
New Amsterdam Lovano
In Your Arms Holland
The Dawn of Time Lovano
Brandyn Foster
Faces Holland
Oh I See Scofield

Links: Part1


Dave Holland Quintet - Points of View

This album has followed me for some years now, and has really set me a new way to see the world. No wonder why the name is Points of View; the atmosphere of the album resembles me that hour of the night, around 3-4am, that you can just sit, look trough a window - that is, if you are not outdoor or just relaxing in your chair -, light a cigar and enjoy the world passing at a slow, magic rate. A refill for mind and soul.
Enjoy this extraordinary album but be alert, this is not ear candy, it is a heavy album. The recording is superb, thanks again to James Farber and Avatar Studios; all the players are at it's best and, well...

The Balance Holland
Mister B. Holland
Bedouin Trail Holland
Metamorphose Eubanks
Ario Holland
Herbaceous Holland
The Benevolet One Wilson
Serenade Nelson

James Farber Engineer
Sascha Kleis Design, Cover Design
Jim Bengston Photography, Cover Photo
Manfred Eicher Executive Producer
Robin Eubanks Trombone
Dave Holland Producer, Double Bass
Billy Kilson Drums, Drums (Snare)
Steve Nelson Marimba, Vibraphone
Steve Wilson Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)

Link: Dave Holland Quintet - Points of View

Dave Holland Big Band

Not For Nothin'

John Coltrane live - Naima


Sound of Surprise

Lee konitz on sax alto, John Abercrombie on drums, Ted Brown on sax tenor, Marc Johnson on Bass recorded by David Baker at Avatar... really need to say more? Really need to say that this is a must have? Need to say that Sunny Side is the best?
I didn't think so..

ps: I'll post the details later. Thank you. All compositions by Konitz.

Link: Sound of surprise


Gong With Wind Suite

My internet was off a few weeks. I came here to the U.S imagining that everything worked here, but this is just bullshit. If somebody works at Time Warner here, I am very pissed off, and you are forbidden to download this a-m-a-z-i-n-g album from Lee Konitz and Matt Willson. Yes, that's right, Lee Konitz and Matt Wilson, only the two. GET THIS!


Lee Konitz Sax (Alto)
Matt Wilson Drums
Nils Winther Producer, Photography
Poul Jupont Cover Art
Jon Rosenberg Engineer

Link: Gong With Wind Suite


Heart and Soul

Cedar Walton and Ron Carter togheter. One of the best jazz albums ever.
Link: Heart and Soul



Boy, I sure miss this old man!


McCoy Tyner - Infinity

A really good album from McCoy Tyner featuring Michael Brecker.
For jazz lovers, this is a must have. Really fun album, very uplifting, amazingly well done.

I am feeling lazy, so here's the link to Infinity album details at allmusic.com

Link: McCoy Tyner - Infinity Part 1
Part 2

Divine Revelation

Hi there, this post is just to fix a problem on track #1 of Divine Revelation by Andrew Hill.
Here's the link for track #1
And here is the complete album. Please substitute the first track with the given link.

Thank you

Pat Metheny Trio 99/00

This album is one of my favorite. No kidding, it has accompanied me on the most significant moments in my life.
I find this description from amazon.com quite good: "Trio 99-00 is the popular guitarist-composer's most straight-ahead, no-muss, no-fuss recording yet. Recorded over two days with the remarkable team of drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Larry Grenadier, Trio 99-00 covers much compositional and stylistic ground but is essentially a hard-bop-tinged blowing session. Metheny's Sonny Rollins-ish originals include "(Go) Get It," "Soul Cowboy" (featuring amazing chordal guitar), "What Do You Want?" and a blazing trio variation on "Lone Jack," which appeared on the first Pat Metheny Group album. Unusual choices are made throughout: a sensually swinging "Giant Steps," an elegant "A Lot of Livin' to Do," and inclusion of Wayne Shorter's queasy gem, "Capricorn." And as always, Pat can't help but get sentimental on acoustic guitar, culminating in the first studio rendition of "Travels." This isn't for the faint-hearted, nor those waiting for another PMG travelogue like We Live Here or Letter from Home. This is pure jazz slam, a trio showdown with the gloves off."
This is it. Get it!

Larry Grenadier - Bass
Pat Metheny - Producer, Guitar (Baritone)
Bill Stewart - Drums


(Go) Get It - Metheny
Giant Steps - Coltrane
Just Like the Day - Metheny
Soul Cowboy - Metheny
The Sun in Montreal - Metheny
Capricorn - Shorter
We Had a Sister - Metheny
What Do You Want? - Metheny
A Lot of Livin' to Do - Adams, Strouse
Lone Jack - Mays, Metheny
Travels - Mays, Metheny

Link: Pat Metheny Trio 99/00


Pat Metheny - Rejoicing

This is album has such a mood, such a defying simplicity that it's hard to explain with words. Can you picture Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins and Pat playing together? Well, this is it.
This is not a easy album to listen to, it requires some experience because it is made from small details and nuances, plus it ranges from various styles of jazz and different ambience's; I would not be surprised if some people would not find it quite that good.
The first song, Lonely Woman is one of my all time favorite. Pay attention when Pat plays his steel guitar trough the album...
There is one song that is one of the most beautiful pieces ever produced by man, Story of a Stranger. The harmony layers created by Pat are to die for, and the song goes up , up, up, up.... well I always cry on that one.
Really, you have to have this album

Pat Metheny Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Performer
Charlie Haden Bass, Double Bass, Performer
Billy Higgins Drums, Drums (Snare), Performer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug Engineer

Lonely Woman
Tears inside
Humpty Dumpty
Blues for Pat
Story of a stranger
The Calling
Waiting for an answer

Link: Pat Metheny - Rejoicing



Bill Evans and Jim Hall - How good can it be? This is one of the most elegant, warm, delicate, sexy, extraordinary piece of art ever produced by humanity. No kidding. Listen to it with sharp ears, but take a time to sit down and focus.
I am leaving for school now, when I get back I'll post the details.

Undercurrent - Bill Evans and Jim Hall
ps: I don't know why the cover has changed; it used to be in Sepia, but now it's in this shitty blue. I am going to get the original one.

Jacky Terrason

This is certainly not a major jazz album, but it's really enjoyable, certainly above most of jazz albums out there. Jacky Terrason is a very talented piano player, he really knows the instrument, and in this album plays really well known standards. His band is also good.
Hey, just get it, good to leave playing with some friends, while cooking or doing something else.

Stefano di Battista Saxophone, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Minino Gara Percussion
Minino Garay Percussion
Terreon Gully Drums
Stefon Harris Marimba, Vibraphone
Bireli Lagrene Guitar
Gregoire Maret Harmonica
Rémi Vignolo Bass
Ugonna Okegwo Bass
Leon Parker Drums
Jacky Terrasson Piano, Producer, Fender Rhodes
Philippe Gaillot Engineer
Renaud Van Welden Assistant Engineer

Plaisir d'Amour
Les Chemins de l'Amour
Jeux Interdits
A Paris
I Love Paris in the Springtime
Que Reste-T'il de Nos Amours?
Ne Me Quitte Pas
La Vie en Rose
Nantes Barbara
La Marseillaise
Rue des Lombards
L' Aigle Noir
I Love You More
Métro Terrasson

Link: Jacky Terrason - A Paris


Works For Me - John Scofield

This is a major work from John Scofield; a must have. Full of big themes, well developed arrangements, awesome interpretation and technical excellence. This album is really a modern jazz benchmark for me.
With John Scofield, guitar; Kenny Garrett, alto sax; Brad Mehldau, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Billy Higgins, drums (what a team!)
Everybody will enjoy it, I bet.

I'll Catch You
Not You Again
Big J
Loose Canon
Love You Long Time
Heel to Toe
Do I Crazy?
Mrs. Scofield�s
Six and Eight

Link: Works For Me

Quiet - John Scofield

I simply love this album from John Scofield; this is probably one of the most memorable and singular jazz albums. The arrangements are big, the sound of the bass is big, the drums are awesome, Scofield in playing a nylon string guitar and... just get it.

Link: Quiet


Morre o pianista Joe Zawinul!!

11/09/2007 - 08h47
Morreu o pianista de jazz Joe Zawinul, fundador do Weather Report


O pianista em apresentação de sua banda Zawinul Syndicate

VIENA, 11 Set 2007 (AFP) - O pianista de jazz austríaco Joe Zawinul, fundador do conjunto Weather Report nos anos 1970 e que gravou vários discos com Miles Davis nos anos 1960, faleceu nesta terça-feira, em Viena, aos 75 anos de idade, informou a família.

Joe Zawinul, que nasceu em 7 de julho de 1932, estava hospitalizado desde 5 de agosto em uma clínica de Viena. Segundo a imprensa austríaca, sofria de câncer.

Desde 2004 era proprietário de um clube de jazz em Viena e realizava freqüentes turnêds com seu novo conjunto, Zawinul Syndicate.


The complete Columbia Studio Recordings Alternate and Rehearsal Takes

Ok, esse é último disco da caixa Complete Columbia Studio Recordings, Miles Davis e Gil Evans. Não consegui achar a imagem da capa do disco... Espero que gostem.

Set List:
1.Studio Discussion
2.Sprigsville [take 8 without overdubs]
3.Studio Discussion
4.Miles Ahead [Take 1 without overdubs]
5.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [take 3 without overdubs]
6.Sprigsville [overdub take1]
7.Sprigsville [overdubed Solos 4-5]
8.Sprigsville [overdubed solos 6-9]
9.Sprigsville [issued overdubed solo]
10.Miles Ahead [issued overdubed solo]
11.Miles Ahead [overdubed solo]
12.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [overdubes solo 1]
13.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [overdubes solo 2]
14.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [overdubes solo 4]
15.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [overdubes solo 8]
16.Idon't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) [overdubes solo 19&19c]
17.Miles Ahead [Mond Master]
18.Gone [Rehearsal Sequence]
19.Gone, Gone, Gone [Rehearsal Sequence]
20.Studio Discussio
21.Bess, you is my woman now [rehearsal take]
22.It ann't necessarily so [take1]
23.Oh bess, oh where my bess [take 3]
24.I loves you Porgy [Rehearsal Sequence]
25.There's a Boat thats leaving soon for new york [remake]
26.My man's gone now [remake take]
27.Songs of our country [take 9]
28.Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio) [rehearsal]
29.Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio) [alternate ending]
30.Pause track



Dando continuidade ao Complete Columbia Studio Recording Miles Davis e Gil Evans, Vem o quinto disco, nele temos os ensaios, alguns takes alternativos e diferentes versões de músicas do Miles Ahead Miles Davis +19, que está postado no dia 31/07 .

Set List:
1.Springsville (Rehearsal sequence)
2.Springsville (rehearsal with piano)
3.The Maids of cadiz (take 9)
4.The Maids of cadiz (take 10)
5.The Maids of cadiz (rehearsal sequence)
6.Count off for Duke (take3)
7.The Duke (take 8)
8.The Duke (Piano Take 3 )
9.My Ship (take 6)
10.Miles Ahead (rehearsalsequence)
11. Miles Ahead (take12)
12.Miles Ahead (take 15)
13.Studio Discussion
14.My ship
15.MIles Ahead (piano insert-mono)
16.Blues for Pablo
17.New Rhumba
18.Lament (take 1)
19.I Don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you( (rehearsa)
20.I Don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you( (take 5)
21.Studio Discussion
22.I Don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) (piano take 5)
23.Pause track

LINK: Miles_Davis___Gil_Evans-_The_Complete_Columbia_Studio_Recordings_Disc_5.rar


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Sunny Side of The Street - Herejazz.blogspot.com

For does who doesn't know Dave Holland, shame on you! For does who know Dave Holland, this is a must have. For does who know Dave Holland Quintet, this is a must have. For does who know Dave Holland Big Band, this is a must have. For does who, whatever! This is a must have.
Featuring an exceptional group of musicians, an incredible recording (thank you again James Farber) and solid compositions - not to keep listing more -, this 2005 album is a heavy-weight, K.O!
If you need to read more about it: Allaboutjazz.com

Antonio Hart - Alto and soprano saxophones, flute
Mark Gross - Alto saxophone
Chris Potter - Tenor saxophone
Gary Smulyan - Baritone Saxophone
Robin Eubanks - Trombone
Jonathan Arons - Troombone
Josh Roseman - Trombone (3!)
Taylor Haskins - Trumpet, flugelhorn
Alex “Sasha�? Sipiagin - Trumpet, flugelhorn
Duane Eubanks - Trumpet, flugelhorn
Steve Nelson - Vibes, marimba
Dave Holland - Double-bass
Billy Kilson - Drums


Bring It On
Free For All
A Time Remembered
Happy Jammy
Mental Images
Last Minute Man

Link: Dave Holland - Overtime

Bill Frisell - Is that you?

Recorded in 1989. Bill Frisell usually makes his albums with a certain all the same style tracks. This one, however, goes from hard-funky overdriven eat-this tracks to classical guitar solos and cool brasswinds (sometimes in the same track). Don't be scared by the first two songs, they are pretty heavy. The rest of the album is more, well, I was going to say calm but...
Listen the album, specially the first two tracks (plus Yuba city) LOUD; the engineer had probably expend a lot of hours working with the compression for you to listen like a mosquito.

Joey Baron Drums
Bill Frisell Banjo, Bass, Clarinet, Guitar, Ukulele
Dave Hofstra Bass, Tuba
Wayne Horvitz Bass, Keyboards, Producer, Drum Programming
Jay Follette Engineer
Jon Goldberger Assistant Engineer
Roger Moutenot Mixing
Robert Hurwitz Executive Producer

No Man's Land
Someone in My Backyard
Is That You?
The Way Home
Twenty Years
Chain of Fools
Hello Nellie
Days of Wine and Roses
Yuba City
Half a Million
Hope and Fear

Link: Is that you?


Milt Jackson - Bag's Bag

Pablo Records, 79.

Milt Jackson, vibes
Ray Brown, bass
Cedar Walton, piano

John Collins, guitar*
Vaughn Andre, guitar**
Billy Higgins, drums+
Frank Severino, drums++

1.Blues For Roberta+
3.How Are You+
4.Slow Boat to China
5.I Cover the Waterfront
6.The Rev+
7.Tour Angel+**
8.Blues For Tomi-Oka+


Miles Davis and Gil Evans - Quiet Nights

Dando continuidade ao Complete Columbia Studio Recordings Miles Davis and Gil Evans, aqui vai o quarto disco deles: Quiet Nights...


Set List:

1.Song No 2
2.Once upon a Summertime
3.Aos pés da cruz
4.Song No 1
5.Wait till you see her
7.Blue Xmas
8.Nothing like you
9.Devil may care
10.the time of the barracudas
11.Falling water k(take 4)
12.Falling water (take 6)
13.Falling water (take 8)
14.Falling water (take 9)
15.Springsville (take5)
16.The maids of cadiz (take11)
17.The maids if cadiz (take 11, insert1)
18.Lament (medley: take2)
19.The duke (take 1)
20.I don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) (53225 Issued Version)


Ella Fitzgerald - Cole Porter Song Book

There is no need to introduce Ella. Unmatchable.
Recorded and released in 1956 by Verve, this album is probably one of her best. It's a MUST HAVE. The orchestra is HOT, the recording is HOT, she is HOT and, let's not forget, this album is all about love. And what a HOT love!

Unbelievable! Allmusic did it; they managed to post a review that makes me wonder if they really want to stay in business. I honestly would want to see them shutdown after this.
Miraculously, according to Allmusic.com, not only Ella Fitzgerald sings but, also, Fred Asteire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Benny Goodman (!), Peggy Lee, Cole Porter and others!
Allmusic: give us a break, ok?
I'll post the credits later.


1. All Through the Night
2. Anything Goes
3. Miss Otis Regrets
4. Too Darn Hot Porter
5. In the Still of the Night
6. I Get a Kick Out of You
7. Do I Love You?
8. Always True to You in My Fashion
9. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
10. Just One of Those Things
11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
12. All of You
13. Begin the Beguine
14. Get Out of Town
15. I Am in Love
16. From This Moment
17. I Love Paris
18. You Do Something to Me
19. Ridin' High
20. Easy to Love
21. It's All Right With Me
22. Why Can't You Behave?
23. What Is This Thing Called Love?
24. You're the Top
25. Love for Sale
26. It's De-Lovely
27. Night and Day
28. Ace in the Hole
29. So in Love
30. I've Got You Under My Skin Porter
31. I Concentrate on You Porter
32. Don't Fence Me In
33. You're the Top [#]
34. I Concentrate on You [alternate take/#]
35. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) [alternate take/#]

Links: Disc 1
Disc 2

John Abercrombie

This one is different.
Guitar, drum, bass and violin. I usually tend to dislike jazz with violin (of course there's Stephane Grappelli with Django Reinhard) flute (exception: Eric Dolphy) or other crossovers, but, this time, Mark Feldman did it extremely well.
This is an album with rare beauty, it is involving, somehow cozy (Hm... cozy?) and, well, they do go real crazy some times, watch out with the volume.
Sunny Side of the Street proudly presents - while I try to find my Max Roach album (Hold on Frank!) - Cat 'N'Mouse


John Abercrombie Guitar
Joey Baron Drums
Mark Feldman Violin
Marc Johnson Double Bass
Manfred Eicher Producer


A Nice Idea
String Thing
Third Stream Samba
On the Loose
Stop and Go
Show of Hands

Link: Cat 'N' Mouse


LIft every voice - Andrew Hill

Andrew + Quintet + 9 voices. Fun, isn't it? You bet.
As usual, Andrew had problem finding listeners for this disc back when it reached the streets in 1969, so it had two releases, with different musicians and approach; In this edition we find a kind of compilation of these previous releases.
In a more funky style, featuring Lee Morgan, Ron Carter, Ben Riley and Woody Shaw, this uplifting album may seem easy, but it's rather complex and substantial. The voices are pretty aggressive and unique, the Tenor Sax is surprisingly wild and, well, I always tend to get lost with adjectives... so make up your own.


Ron Carter Bass
Richard Davis Bass
Carlos Garnett Sax (Tenor)
Andrew Hill Piano
Bennie Maupin Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Woody Shaw Trumpet
Freddie Waits Drums
Ben Riley Drums
Lawrence Marshall Voice
LaReine LaMar Voice
Gail Nelson Voice
Joan Johnson Voice
Lillian Williams Voice
Benjamin Franklin Carter Voice
Hugh Harnell Voice
Milt Grayson Voice
Ron Steward Voice
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Francis Wolff Producer, Tray Photo

1 Hey Hey
2 Lift Every Voice
3 Two Lullabies Love Chant
4 Love Chant
5 Ghetto Lights
6 Blue Spark
7 A Tender Tale
8 Drew's Tune
9 Mother Mercy
10 Natural Spirit
11 Such It Is

Link: Lift Every Voice


What We Do - John Scofield

What we do?
We do?
We do,

I have no idea what we do, but they've done it extremely well.


Dennis Irwin Bass
Joe Lovano Saxophone
John Scofield Guitar, Producer, Performer
Bill Stewart Drums
Susan Scofield Producer, Art Direction, Concept
Victor Deyglio Assistant Engineer
James Farber Engineer, Mixing
Bob Ludwig Mastering


1 - Little Walk
2 - Camp Out
3 - Big Sky
4 - Easy for You
5 - Call 911
6 - Imaginary Time
7 - Say the Word
8 - Why Nogales?
9 - What They Did

Link: What we do

Divine Revelation - Andrew Hill

From Andrew, more approachable then usual... could say, introductory. I'd better remind you guys that we are talking about Andrew, so it is never, NEVER, easy to listen to.
Some people come to me and show some "up-to-date crazy" jazz artists with their already much explored music, their unforgivable laziness for development, an annoying easy listening approach and a crowd of dumb deft applauding a superfluous approach to jazz; it seems that these artists either don't have a minimum sense of history and research or that they are, in fact, pretty much comfortable; I honestly don't know what is worse.
Andrew Hill had an incredible sensitivity. He was already doing music that, 40+ years after, would still remain cutting edge, pretty complex, fine, always fresh and delicious - like opening a good old vintage Sauternes.
Well, without further talking, get the album. I am not going to describe it, nor point the best parts, the album itself will do this for me.

Andrew Hill - Piano
Jimmy Vass - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Chris White - Bass
Leroy Williams - Drums
Chuck "Fingers" Irwin - Engineer
Nils Winther - Producer

1 Snake Hip Waltz
2 Here's That Rainy Day
3 East 9th Street
4 July 10th
5 Divine Revelation
6 July 10th

Link: Divine Revelation
Please change the track #1 with this link. Thank you.



Dizzy's Party

Dizzy tocando funk em 77! Acompanhado por Ray Pizzi, flauta, sax soprano e tenor, Rodney Jones, guitarra, Benjamin Franklin Brown, baixo eletrico, Mickey Rocker, bateria, e o brasileiro Paulinho da Costa na percussão com direito a tamborim e cuica. Produzido por Norman Granz e, óbvio, lançado pela Pablo. A gravação foi feita de um LP, desculpe os possíveis ruídos.
Set List:

1.Dizzy's Party
2.Shim-Sham Shimmy on the Saint Louis Blues
3.Harlem Samba
4.Land Of Milk and Honey


Miles Davis and Gil Evans - Sketches of Spain

Dando continuidade ao Complete Columbia Studio Recordings, Miles Davis e Gil Evans trago para vós o disco 3, Sketches of Spain... Muita gente tem preconceito contra esse disco, eu acho du caralho!

Set List

1.Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio)
2.Will O' the Wisp
3.The Pan Piper
6.Song of our Country (issued take)
7.Saeta (full version of master)
8.The Pan Piper (take 1)
9.Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio) (Part one, alternate take)
10.Concierto de Aranjuez (adagio) (part two, alternate take)
11.Song of our Country (take14)
12.Pause Track



Old Duke

Esse disco é um absurdo. Old School + New School = Duke Ellington + Max Roach + Charlie Mingus = Money Jungle. Mais uma vez Duke mostrando que sabe dialogar e absolver outros tipos de música. Excelente álbum.

Link: http://sharebee.com/c921f74d

1 - Money Jungle
2 - Fleurettr Africaine
3 - Very Spacial
4 - Warm Valley
5 - Wig Wise
6 - Caravan
7 - Solitude
8 - Switch Blade
9 - A Little Max
10 - Ram Blues
11 - Backward Country Boy Blues
12 - Solitude(Alt.Take)
13 - Switch Blade(Alt.Take)
14 - A Little Max(Alt.Take)
15 - Ram Blues(Alt.Take)


Made in Coltrane

Not released for the first time until 1974 but now available in expanded form as a CD, this set of duets by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Ali are full of fire, emotion and constant abstract invention. The original four pieces ("Mars," "Venus," "Jupiter" and "Saturn") are joined by "Leo" and "Jupiter Variation." Coltrane alternates quiet moments with sections of great intensity, showing off his phenominal technique and ability to improvise without the need for chordal instruments. Rousing if somewhat inaccessible music.
Scott Yanow


1 Mars 10:43
2 Venus 8:36
3 Jupiter 5:25
4 Saturn 11:43
5 Leo 10:56
6 Jupiter Variation 8:43

Interstellar Space - Part I
Interstellar Space - Part II


Quadrant Toasts - All Too Soon

Quarteto formado por Milt Jackson, vibra, Ray Brown, baixo, Mickey Roker, bateria e Joe Pass, guitarra. Disco gravado em 80 com musicas de Ellington.
Set List:
2.Sophisticated Lady
3.All Too Soon
4.I'm Beginning To See The Ligth
5.Mood Indigo
7.Take the A Train
8.Main Stem
9.In a Sentimental Mood
10.Just a Sittin' and Rockin'
11.Rocks in My Bed


Miles Davis and Gil Evans - Porgy and Bess

mais um disco de MIles com Gil Evans e sua orquestra...

Set List:

1.Buzzard Song
2.Bess, you is my woman now
4.Gone, Gone, Gone
6.Oh bess, oh where's my bess
7.Prayer (oh doctor jesus)
8.Fisherman, strawberry and devil crab
9.my man's gone
10.it ain't necessarily so
11.here come the honey man
12.I love you, porgy
13.There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York
14.Gone (take 5
15.Summertime (take 2)
16.Prayer (oh doctor jesus) (take 2)
17.I loves you porgy (take 1 second version)
18.There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York (take2)
19.Oh bess, oh were my Bess (take5)
20.Gone ( take 5)
21.Pause Track

LINK: miles_davis_-_porgy_and_bess.rar


The Pablo All-Stars

Yes, we're back! Voltando com The Pablo All-Stars Jam em Montreux 77, eles são: Oscar Petrson, piano, M. Jackson, vibra, Clark Terry, trompete e flugel, Ronnie Scott, tenor, Joe Pass, guitarra, Neils Pedersen, baixo, Bobby Durham, bateria.
1.Cote d'Azur
2.Pennies From Heaven
3.Samba de Orfeu
4.God Bless The Child
5.Sweethearts on Parade


We're back on track!!!

Depois de um mês sem nada, voltamos. Para esse começo de semestre temos DOIS grandes discos: o primeiro deles é um disco muito conhecido de Miles Davis tocando arranjos de Gil Evans, junto com uma orquestra comanda pelo mesmo, de 1957 (esse disco ainda contém mais alguns extras takes, pois é da caixa que eu acabei de comprar: the complete columbia studio recordings do MIles e Gil Evans). O segundo é um disco que ficou muito popular na década de 70, que é o encontro do sax barítono de Mulligan e o tango de Astor Piazzola (cortesia de Buenos Aires)


Miles Ahead Miles Davis +19

Set List:
2.The maids of cadiz
3.The Duke
4.My Ship
5.Miles ahead
6.Blues for Pablo
7.New Rumba
8.The Meaning of the blues
10. I don't wanna be kissed (by any one than you)
11.Springsville (remake Take 7)
12.The maids of cadiz (take 1)
13.The Duke (take 11)
14.My ship (take 1)
15.Miles ahead (take 4)
16. Blues for Pablo (take 1)
17.New rhumba (take 5)
18.The meaning of the blues (rehearsal take)
19.Lament(rehearsal take)
20.I don't wanna be kissed (by any one than you) (take 8)
21.Pause track

LINK: Miles_Davis___Gil_Evans-_The_Complete_Columbia_Studio_Recordings_Disc_1.rar

Astor Piazzola & Gerry Mulligan - Summit

Set List:
1. Hace 20 años
2.Cierra tus ojos y escucha
3.Años de Soledad
4.Deus Xango
5.Veinte años después
6.Aire de Buenos Aires
8.Reunión Cumbre




Imagino que tenham percebido que as postagens estão cada vez mais lentas. O que acontece é que estamos de férias e muitos de nós está viajando. Portanto, durante o mês de julho estaremos bem devagar... Mas não se preocuopem! Em Agosto voltaremos à tona.
Por falar nisso, estarei em Buenos Aires, portanto qualquer dica de um bom jazz lá é super bem-vinda.

As you can see, our posts are quite slow these days... What is happening is that a lot of us are on vacantion, wich means that most of the staff is travelling. But don't worry! On August we'll be back in bussines, full power!
By the way, I'm going to Argentina, so any tips to a good jazz in Buenos Aires is very welcome.

P.K e equipe


V.S.O.P. - The Quintet 1977

Tony Williams, Bateria; Herbbie Hancock, Piano; Freddie Hubbard, Trompete; Wayne Shorter, Sax e Ron Carter no Baixo. Precisa dizer mais?

Set List:
1.One of a Kind
2.Third Plane
5.Introduction of Players-Dart
6. Dolores
7.Little Waltz

LINK: http://sharebee.com/2c4dd9c3


Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Funeral For A Friend

O disco é simplesmente um estouro, prato cheio pra quem curte grandiosos arranjos de sopro. Os caras são de New Orleans e, pra quem não conhece, já existem ha um bom tempo. Esse é o décimo disco da banda e foi lançado em 2004. Baixem porque vale!

Set List:

1.Just A Closer Walk Whit Thee
2.I Shall Not Be Moved
3.Please, Let Me Stay A Little Longer
4.What A Frind We Have In Jesus
5.Jesus On The Mainline
6.John The Revelator
7.I'll Fly Away
8.Is There Any Body Here That Love My Jesus?
9.Donw By The Riverside
10.Amazing Grace


Freddie Hubbard - Backlash

Gravado em 66 com Freddie Hubbard no trompete, Albert Dailey no piano, Otis Ray Appleton na bateria, James Spaulding na flauta e sax alto, Ray Barretto na percussão.
Set List:
2.The Return Of The Prodigal Son
3.Little Sunflower
4.Om The Que-tee
5.Up Jumped Spring
6.Echos Of Blues


George Benson - Bad Benson

Apesar de eu muito relutar em relação a esse disco, fui aconselhado a postá-lo, e aqui está. Apesar também do nome cretino que leva esse disco, vou colocá-lo. Gostaria só de dizer que esse disco coloca George Benson em um outro patamar, não é nada parecido com muita coisa ruim que ele fez. E tem uma trupe de cair o queixo...

George Benson - Guitar, Vocals; Ron Carter - Bass; Phil Upchurch - Bass, Guitar, Percussion; Kenny Barron - Piano; Don Sebesky - Arranger; Steve Gadd - Drums.

Set List:

1.Take Five
2.Summer Wisher/Winter Dreams
3.My Latin Brother
4.No Sooner Said Than Done
5.Full Compass
6.The Changing World
7.Take the "A" Train

Link: Bad_Benson__Bonus_Tracks_.zip
8.Serbian Blue

Skol - Strephane Grappelli e Oscar Peterson

Esse é um disco que um amigo meu colocou num blog e que estou revivendo aqui. Segue o formato original de seu post:

"Motivado por um blog de certos amigos subirei um disco que prometi há muito tempo para o Pk ai vai.Gravado em 6 de julho de 1979 em Copenhagen foi uma das minhas maiores descobertas do ano passado quando eu herdei a coleção de vinis do meu pai. Skol é um disco inquestionavelmente lindo. Olha o time:Oscar Peterson - Piano Stephane Grappelli – Violino; Joe Pass – Guitarra; Mickey Roker – Bateria; Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – Baixo. Definitivamente não é leve. E sim, é da Pablo records"