11.23.2012



Charles Mingus, Passions Of A Man, 1956-1961 (2)
Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). album by Charles Mingus was released Oct 28, 1997 on the Rhino label. Full Title: Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). CD music is a 6-disc set with 41 songs.
PASSIONS OF A MAN includes every album Mingus made during his first tenure at Atlantic Records. Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). songs These recordings include PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS, THE CLOWN, BLUES AND ROOTS, MINGUS AT ANTIBES, OH YEAH and TONIGHT AT NOON, a compilation of 1957 and 1961 sessions making its first CD appearance. Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). album Of the 6 disc set, the last disc is a 75-minute interview with producer Nesuhi Ertegun. ~Release

Disc 2 [TT 56:21]
The Clown (12:29)
Passions Of A Woman Loved (9:43)
Blue Cee (7:48)
Tonight At Noon (5:58)
Reincarnation Of A Lovebird (8:31)
Haitian Fight Song (11:57)


Personnel
Charles Mingus - bass, Shafi Hadi (Curtis Porter) - tenor sax, Jimmy Knepper - trombone, Wade Legge - piano, Dannie Richmond - drums, Jean 
Shepherd - improvised narration on 'The Clown'

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Charles Mingus, Passions Of A Man, 1956-1961 (1)

Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). album by Charles Mingus was released Oct 28, 1997 on the Rhino label. Full Title: Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). CD music is a 6-disc set with 41 songs.
PASSIONS OF A MAN includes every album Mingus made during his first tenure at Atlantic Records. Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). songs These recordings include PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS, THE CLOWN, BLUES AND ROOTS, MINGUS AT ANTIBES, OH YEAH and TONIGHT AT NOON, a compilation of 1957 and 1961 sessions making its first CD appearance. Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961). album Of the 6 disc set, the last disc is a 75-minute interview with producer Nesuhi Ertegun. ~Release


Disc 1 [TT 61:38]
Pithecanthropus Erectus (10:33)
A Foggy Day (7:47) (George Gershwin)
Love Chant (14:56)
Profile Of Jackie (3:07)
Laura (4:52) (David Raskin)
When Your Lover Has Gone (2:27) (Einar Aaron Swan)
Just One Of Those Things (6:06) (Cole Porter)
Blue Greens (11:42) (Teddy Charles)


Disc 1, 1-4:
Charles Mingus - bass. Jackie McLean - alto sax, J.R. Monterose - tenor sax, Mal Waldron - piano, Willie Jones - drums
Disc 1, 5-8:
Teddy Charles - vibes, Hall Overton - piano, Charles Mingus - bass, Ed Shaughnessy - drums

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11.22.2012

Barb Jungr, Man in the Long Black Coat, 2011 (is not jazz, but... it's Bob Dylan)

Barb Jungr's first album of Dylan has become a cult classic and this album celebrating Dylan's 70th birthday is likely to become one too.  Jungr's superb interpretations of her musical hero combined with her unique vocal style and arrangements deliver a gorgeous performance on this compilation of Dylan songs. ~Release

1. Man in the Long Black Coat [04:17]
2. The Times They Are a-Changin’ [03:15]
3. It Ain’t Me Babe [04:07]
4. Just Like a Woman [05:33]
5. Like a Rolling Stone [06:08]
6. Trouble in Mind [04:31]
7. Tomorrow Is a Long Time [05:57]
8. High Water (For Charlie Patton) [06:03]
9. Sara [05:06]
10. Ballad of Hollis Brown [04:56]
11. Blind Willie McTell [04:10]
12. With God On Our Side [04:05]
13. I Shall Be Released [05:32]


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11.13.2012


Geri Allen, The Life of a Song, 2004

Life of a Song is Geri Allen's first recording under her own name in six long years. She teams with the rhythm section of bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette, whom she worked with on the late Betty Carter's stellar live date Feed the Fire in 1993. Allen composed eight of the album's 11 cuts, and the covers include Bud Powell's "Dance of the Infidels," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," and Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes." This last selection is augmented by the participation of Marcus Belgrave on flugelhorn, saxophonist Dwight Andrews, and trombonist Clifton Anderson. The album's title reflects the depth of commitment to the song forms inherent in jazz. ~ Thom Jurek

Personnel
Geri Allen (piano), Dwight Andrews (saxophone), Dave Holland (double bass), Marcus Belgrave (flugelhorn), Clifton Anderson (trombone), Jack DeJohnette (drums)

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Billy Cobham, Spectrum, 1973
Back in 1973, while still in the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham made a really wise business decision. He had some compositions he wanted played. Feeling they would be better appreciated outside of Mahavishnu, Billy gathered Jan Hammer and some other fine players and recorded one of fusion music's classic albums, Spectrum. Cobham's decision led to a very lucrative decade for him as the success of his first release laid the groundwork for several other well-received albums and tours.~ Walter Kolosky

Personnel
Billy Cobham - Drums (1-6) & Drums, Electronics (solos on '#.a'), Tommy Bolin - Guitar (1, 3.b, 4, 6.b), Jan Hammer - Electric piano, Moog synthesizer, Acoustic piano (not on 2.b) (1, 2.b, 3.b, 4, 5.b, 6.b), Lee Sklar - Bass guitar (1, 3.b, 4, 6.b), Joe Farrell - Soprano sax (2.b) & Alto sax (5.b), Jimmy Owens - Flugelhorn (2.b, 5.b) & Trumpet (5.b), John Tropea - Guitar (5.b), Ron Carter - Acoustic bass (2.b, 5.b), Ray Barretto - Congas (2.b, 5.b)

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Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, 
"Dancing On The Tables", 1979

Famous for his work as a teenager in Europe playing with veteran American greats, and for his many recordings as a sidemen with the veteran straight-ahead jazz all-stars for the Pablo label (including Oscar Peterson), bassist Niels Pedersen's own projects tend to be more modern than bop-oriented. Dancing on the Tables songs For this set, Pedersen's quartet includes three rather notable sidemen: the then fairly unknown guitarist John Scofield; drummer Billy Hart; and Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and alto flute. Dancing on the Tables album The bassist contributed four compositions, which are joined by a Danish folk song. ~ Scott Yanow

Personnel
Dave Liebman - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute [Alto]
Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen - Bass
Billy Hart - Drums
John Scofield - Guitar

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11.12.2012


Geri Allen, "The Gathering", 1998

Geri Allen, a brilliant jazz pianist since the '80s, wrote all 11 pieces on this moody and atmospheric CD. Although not a major composer, her arrangements, and her use of colors overall, make the music quite haunting. The personnel varies from track to track and includes Allen, trumpeter Wallace Roney, trombonist Robin Eubanks, Dwight Andrews on bass clarinet, flutes and piccolo, guitarist Vernon Reid, Ralphe Armstrong and Buster Williams on basses, drummer Lenny White and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Allen, whose playing on this date sometimes is reminiscent of Herbie Hancock, always records music that grows in interest with each listen. ~ Scott Yanow

Personnel
Geri Allen (piano); Vernon Reid (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dwight Andrews (alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, reeds); Wallace Roney (trumpet, flugelhorn); Robin Eubanks (trombone); Lenny White (drums); Mino Cinelu (percussion)

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Ben Wolfe, "No strangers here", 2007


No Strangers Here album by Ben Wolfe was released May 20, 2008 on the Max Jazz label. Bassist Ben Wolfe's resume as a sideman is extensive, having recorded with Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Carl Allen, and many others. No Strangers Here songs But he is also a valuable leader and composer, as heard on his fifth CD. ~ Ken Dryden

Personnel
Ben Wolfe -  bass
Branford Marsalis - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Jeff "Tain" Watts - drums
Cyrus Beroukhim & Jesse Mills - violin
Terell Stafford - trumpet
Victor Goines - bass clarinet
Gregory Hutchinson
Luis Perdomo - piano
Wolfram Koessel - cello
Marcus Strickland & Kenji Bunch - viola

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