Boy, I sure miss this old man!
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
Posted by @ny.-. at 6:29 PM
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
Posted by @ny.-. at 1:41 PM
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
Blues for Pat
Story of a stranger
Waiting for an answer
Link: Pat Metheny - Rejoicing
Posted by @ny.-. at 11:12 AM
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.
Posted by @ny.-. at 10:03 AM
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
Les Chemins de l'Amour
I Love Paris in the Springtime
Que Reste-T'il de Nos Amours?
Ne Me Quitte Pas
La Vie en Rose
Rue des Lombards
L' Aigle Noir
I Love You More
Link: Jacky Terrason - A Paris
Posted by @ny.-. at 9:18 AM
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
Love You Long Time
Heel to Toe
Do I Crazy?
Six and Eight
Link: Works For Me
Posted by @ny.-. at 11:08 PM
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.
Posted by @ny.-. at 11:03 PM
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.
2.Sprigsville [take 8 without overdubs]
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]
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]
Posted by P.K. at 12:15 AM
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 .
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)
15.MIles Ahead (piano insert-mono)
16.Blues for Pablo
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)
22.I Don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you) (piano take 5)
Posted by P.K. at 3:23 PM