Sunday 6 December 2009

"We are closed until January"

We are closed until January for unexpected reasons .. I thank all visitors and friends and will return in the new year ..
Cerramos hasta el mes de enero por inesperadas razones..les agradezco a todos los visitantes y amigos y retornare en el año nuevo..

Friday 4 December 2009

Adam Holzman - Overdrive (1995)

01.Breakfast at Troy
02.Dog Day 101
04.Shaggy Dog
05.Half Gainer
06.Laws of Physics, The
07.Iven Space Trek
08.Szechuan Death Nugget
09.Mr. Potato Head
10.Power Lunch
11.Mean Ol' Cinelu.

Adam Holzman - Keyboards,Piano,Acoustic Guitar
Van Romaine - Drums
Drew Zingg - Guitar
David Phelps - Guitar
Jimi Tunnell - Guitar
Steve Logan - Bass,Vocals
Hiram Bullock - Guitar.

Previously known as Mona Lisa Overdrive The Laws of Physics. This is Adam Holzman's project blending funk rock jazz fusion. An Audiophile favorite. Adam Holzman, keys; Steve Logan, bass; vocals two tracks; Drew Zingg, guitar. Van Romaine, drums; Special guest guitarists Jimi Tunnell, Hiram Bullock, David Phelps. 'Optimistic music in the age of fear'.

Andrea Marchesini - Concert In Shillong (2004)

01.Calcutta's Joy
02.Bass Song For Napoli
04.Doctor Mike
05.Blues Verses
06.I Shot The Sheriff
08.Teen Town
09.'Round Midnight.

Andrea Marchesini - drums
Pippo Matino - bass
Alessio Menconi - guitar.

The Brecker Brothers - Return Of The Brecker Brothers (1992)

01.Song for Barry
02.King of the Lobby
03.Big Idea
04.Above & Below
05.That's All There Is to It
06.Wakaria (What's Up?)
07.On the Backside
08.Sozinhi (Alone)
10.Good Gracious

Michael Brecker (soprano & tenor saxophones, keyboards, EWI, programming)
Randy Brecker (vocals, trumpet,flugelhorn)
Armand Sabal-Lecco (vocals, bass, piccolo, bass, drums, percussion)
Veera (vocals)
David Sanborn (alto saxophone)
Robby Kilgore (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, bass)
George Whitty (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, programming)
Maz (keyboards, programming)
Dean Brown, Mike Stern (guitar)
James Genus (acoustic & electric basses)
Will Lee (bass, background vocals)
Dennis Chambers (drums)
Max Risenhoover (cymbals, programming)
Don Alias, Bashiri Johnson (percussion)
Malcom Pollack (background vocals)

Nguyen Le Duos - Homescape (2006)

04.Mali Iwa
06.Domus De Janas
08.Chelsea Bridge
10.Des Pres
11.Thang Long
14.Lacrima Christi

Nguyen Le: acoustic, fretless, synthesiser, e-bow and Vietnamese guitars, computer programming and electronics
Paolo Fresu: trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics
Dhafer Youssef: oud, vocals and electronics.

Bill Bruford Footloose & Fancy Free (2001)

01.Footloose and Fancy Free
02.If Summer Had It's Ghosts
03.A Part, And Yet Apart
05.Come to Dust
06.No Truce With the Furies
07.The Wooden Man Sings, And the Stone Woman Dances.

01.Revel Without a Pause
02.Never the Same Way Once
03.Original Sin
04.Cloud Cuckoo Land
05.Dewey-Eyed, Then Dancing
06.The Emperor's New Clothes
07.Bridge of Inhibition.

Recorded live at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, England on June 23 and 24, 2001.
Bill Bruford (drums)
Patrick Clahar (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Steve Hamilton (piano)
Mark Hodgson (bass).

Christian McBride - Vertical Vision (2002)

01.Circa 1990
02.Technicolor Nightmare
03.Tahitian Pearl
04.Wizard of Montara, The
05.Ballad of Little Girl Dancer, The
06.Lejos de Usted - (Spanish)
07.Precious One
08.Song Foy Maya
09.Boogie Woogie Waltz.

Christian McBride (acoustic bass, electric bass)
David Gilmore (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Ron Blake (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Geoff Keezer (piano, keyboards)
Terreon Gully (drums)
Daniel Sadownick (percussion).

Michal Urbaniak - Fusion III (1975)

01.chinatown (part i)
02.kuyaviak goes funky
04.crazy kid
05.prehistoric bird
06.bloody kishka
10.chinatown (part ii).

Michal Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Wlodek Gulgowski, Anthony Jackson, Gerald Brown, Steve Gadd, Larry Coryell (solo on 6), John Abercrombie, Joe Caro, Bernard Kafka (kawka, solo on 8).

Thursday 3 December 2009

Dino Saluzzi - Ojos Negros (2007)

01.Tango a mi padre
05.Ojos negros
06.El títere

Dino Saluzzi: bandoneon
Anja Lechner: violoncello.

Flora Purim - Speed Of Light (1996)

01.A Secret From The Sea
02.Wings (Asas)
03.Portal Da Cor
04.Rhythm Runner
05.Light As My Flo'
06.Mojave Crossing
07.O Canto Da Sereia
08.This World (Esse Mundo E Meu)
10.The Goddess Of Thunder
11.What You See
12.Maiasta (Miraculous Bird).

Backing Vocals - Diana Moreira
Bass - Gary Brown
Djembe, Timbales - Giovanni Hidalgo
Drums - Billy Cobham , Walfredo Reyes
Drums, Percussion - Airto Moreira
Guitar - Jose Neto , Ricardo Silveira
Keyboards - Freddie Ravel
Keyboards, Piano, Strings - Jose Neto
Percussion - Freddie Santiago.

Michal Urbaniak - Fusion (1974)

01.Good Times, Bad Times
02.Bahamian Harvest
06.Deep Mountain

Drums, Cymbal - Czeslaw Bartkowski
Keyboards - Adam Makowicz
Organ [Hammond] - Wojciech Karolak
Violin [Electric], Producer, Saxophone [Soprano] - Michal Urbaniak
Vocals, Percussion - Urszula Dudziak.

Steve Turre - Spirits Up Above (2004)

01.Three for the Festival
02.One for Kirk
03.Medley: Serenade to a Cuckoo/Bright Moments: Serenade To A Cuckoo / Bright Moments
04.Stepping Into Beauty
05.Spirits up Above, The
06.Hand Full of Five
08.Dorthaan's Walk
09.Volunteered Slavery.

Steve Turre (trombone)
James Carter (flute, tenor saxophone)
Buster Williams (double bass)
Dave Valentin (flute)
Vincent Herring (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone)
Mulgrew Miller (piano)
Winard Harper (drums).

Ricardo Marrero - Variations (1995)

03.And We'll Make Love
05.Go For What You Know
06.Go For What You Know (Instrumental
08.My Friend
10.Porque Yo Te Amo
12.Rumba Vieja
13.Chamba Down
15.Taste of Latin, A.

Ricardo Marrero - composer, arranger, andMusician. A graduate of New York's prestigious Music and Art High School.Richie plays all percussion instruments,as well as piano, and vibes. When he breaks outthe vibraphone, his sound is reminicent of the lateCal Tjader, and the late and great - Tito Puente. Ricardo has been at the forefront of the "Salsa"and "Latin-Jazz" musical scene since the mid 70's.He has arranged for The Fania All Stars, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, The 5 Stairsteps, and mostrecently - Ruben Blades. Ricardo has recorded two albums under theprestigious "Salsa" label - VAYA Records (a division of the famed FANIA label. The critically acclaimed "TIME" album, and the salsafied "JESSICA", which he recorded with former Eddie Palmieri vocalist,Ismael Quintana.Ricardo was also one of the founding membersof "Seis del Solar" (The Ruben Blades Band).Included on this CD ("VARIATIONS") is RicardoMarrero & The Group's crossover classic: "BABYLONIA." Legendary NY radio DJ Frankie Crocker gave "BABYLONIA" a shot on WBLS radio back in the 70's.. "Babylonia" received regular rotationairplay at top NYC radio station WBLS.Also included on the "VARIATIONS" CD arelegendary vocalist Angela Bofill (on "MY FRIEND"),and renown flautist Dave Valentin on "A TASTE OFLATIN." David can also be heard with his frolickingflute on the Latino funk song: "ALGO." "ALGO" wasa real crowd favorite whenever Ricardo Marrero & The Group performed the song at various colleges, and other gigs throughout the city.Smooth, velvety voiced Jimmy Sabater (formerlyof The Joe Cuba Sextet) sings, and raps a bit onthe progressive salsa track - "POR QUE YO TE AMO."(also included on the "VARIATIONS" CD.)"VARIATIONS" is a culmination of Ricardo Marrero's 30-plus years in the music business.

Larry Coryell - Dragon Gate (1989)

01.The Dragon Gate
02.Giant Steps
03.Sunset On Soweto
04.West Coast Blues
05.Molly's Lament
06.Back Bay Blues
07.And She Loved Him
08.Bottleneck Blackout
09.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
10.Snow Prince.

This is a strong jazz-oriented date that features Larry Coryell exclusively on acoustic guitar, playing two standard blues unaccompanied, using one or two overdubs on six other tracks and performing a pair of duets with fellow guitarist Stefan Grossman. The music covers a bit of ground from a superior version of "Giant Steps" and tributes to Wes Montgomery and Duke Ellington to some introspective originals, one of which hints at Bob Dylan. The original LP issue also includes a 16-page pamphlet with transcriptions (for guitar) of each of the melodies except "Giant Steps." Recommended, especially to guitarists and those who primarily associate Larry Coryell with fusion. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Dizzy's Business (2006)

01.Dizzy's Business
02.Con Alma
03.Blue 'N Boogie
04.I Mean You
05.Without You - No Me (To Dizzy)
06.Hot House
08.Tour de Force
09.Moody's Groove
10.Morning of the Carnival
11.Off Minor Monk.

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
under the direction of Slide Hampton
with special guest Roy Hargrove (3,6)
James Moody - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Vocals
Jimmy Heath - Tenor Saxophone
Frank Wess - Alto Saxophone, Flute
Antonio Hart - Alto Saxophone, Flute
Gary Smulyan - Baritone Saxophone
Frank Greene - Lead Trumpet
Greg Gisbert - Trumpet
Randy Brecker - Trumpet
Claudio Roditi - Trumpet, Percussion
Jason Jackson - Lead Trombone
Steve Davis - Trombone
Jay Ashby - Trombone, Percussion
Douglas Purviance - Bass Trombone
Mulgrew Miller - Piano
Marty Ashby - Guitars
John Lee - Bass/Executive Director
Dennis Mackrel - Drums
And introducing vocalist. Roberta Gambarini.

Egberto Gismonti - Árvore (1973)

01.Luzes Da Ribalta
02.Mémoria E Fado
03.Academia De Dança:
Dança Dos Homens
Dança Das Sombras
05.Encontro No Bar
07.Variações Sobre Um Tema De Leo Brouwer

Paulo Moura: saxophone
Novelli: bass
Edson Lobo: bass
Tenório Jr.: electric piano
Ion Muniz: flute
Egberto Gismonti: piano, guitars, woodflutes, percussion, voice.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Alex Skolnick - Transformation (2004)

02.Electric Eye
03.Fear Of Flying
05.Both Feet In
08.IMV / The Trooper
09.No Fly Zone
10.Don’t Talk To Strangers
11.Highway Star.

Live Recording
Alex Skolnick (vocals, guitar)
Nathan Peck (vocals, acoustic bass, double bass)
Matt Zebroski (vocals, drums, percussion)
Dave Eggar (cello).

Michal Urbaniak Group - Inactin (1975)

06.groovy desert

Michal Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Adam Makowicz, Roman Dylag, Czeslaw Bartkowski, Branislav Kovacev.

Michal Urbaniak - Sax, Love & Cinema (2001)

01.Love Away
06.I Just Love You
07.Moon Love
09.Satin Lady
10.Wonder Love
11.Blue Ave
12.Together Again.

Michal Urbaniak is one of the biggest New York jazz stars. Violinist, Saxophonist, composer, arranger, developer of young talents. Since 1973 has lived in New York. Michal Urbaniak became a world famous jazz star after he recorded the “TUTU” album with the greatest Miles Davis. He is also leader and founder of Urbanator Band
Worlds leading legendary Jazz Violinist, Leader, Composer & Arranger. One of the few main creators of Fusion of 70s, 80's and Acid Jazz of 90s & 21th Century.
Symphonic works & Film music for 15 full feature soundtracks to his credit. Recorded over 40 albums under his own name in the USA.
Came to U.S. in 1973 from Europe and live in New York. Won Grand Prix Mantraux Jazz Festival for the best soloist. Many times winner of Down Beat Magazine's Readers Poolas Best Violin Player and in top 10 as Musician of the Year,Record of the year, Composer, Arranger, Electric Group of the year and Misc. Instruments-Lyricon. His Recording, "Take Good Care of My Heart" was nominated for the Record of the Year in Down Beat Magazine 1985.
Toured around the Globe and played most of the Jazz Festivals and Clubs in US and worldwide. Many Television appearances worldwide. Three times guest of world famous Johny Carson's "Tonight Show" on NBC TV. Michal Urbaniak played and recorded (among others) with Miles Davis(Tutu), Quincy Jones(The Wiz), George Benson, Toots Thielmans, Doc Sevrinson, Ariff Mardin, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Sticks Hooper, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Kenny Garret, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Eumir Deodato, Stephane Grappelli, Oliver Nelson, Lenny White, Larry Young, John Hendricks, Joe Williams, Elvin Jones, Buster Williams, Johny Griffin, Ted Curson, Astor Piazzolla, Freddy Hubbard, Tom Browne, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson, Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Bernard Wright, Marcus Miller and many others.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Mauro Senise - Casa Forte,Toca Edu Lobo (2005)

01.Pro Flávio
03.O barquinho
04.O ovo
06.Influência do jazz
07.Canção para Kaya
08.Inútil paisagem
11.Valsa Carioca
12.Casa Forte
13.Canção do Amanhecer.


Musical Direction - Mauro Senise and Gilson Peranzzetta
Arrangements and piano - Gilson Peranzzetta
Bass - Paulo Russo
Drums - Ivan Conti
Especial guests - Edu Lobo (voice & Spanish guitar), Jota Moraes (vibes) and David Chew(cello)
String Orquestra arregimentator - Pascoal Perrotta.

Jazz Latino,Vol I - Eddie Palmieri & Hilton Ruiz (1997)

01.Don't Stop the Train - (with Eddie Palmieri)
02.Mambo For Vibes - (with Hilton Ruiz)
03.Definitely In - (with Eddie Palmieri)
04.Round About Midnight - (with Hilton Ruiz)
05.Crew - (with Eddie Palmieri)
06.Cotton Tail - (with Hilton Ruiz)
07.Oblique - (with Eddie Palmieri)
08.Salute to Eddie - (with Hilton Ruiz)
09.Sixes in Motion - (with Eddie Palmieri)
10.Blues For Cos - (with Hilton Ruiz).

Showcasing the talents of premier Latin jazz pianists Eddie Palmieri and Hilton Ruiz, this sampler/compilation contains five tracks apiece from Palmieri's Arete and Ruiz's Hands on Percussion. Palmieri's quintet of tunes starts with the hot and spicy "Don't Stop the Train," which is followed by Ruiz's classic "Mambo for Vibes" (written by and featuring Tito Puente). Palmieri's Afro-Cuban swinger "Definitely In" leads into Ruiz's ballad "Round About Midnight" (also featuring Puente). Two hip numbers follow -- Palmieri's "Crew" and Ruiz's take on Duke Ellington's "Cotton Tail." Then come Palmieri's slow mambo "Oblique" and Ruiz's simmering "Salute to Eddie." Palmieri's final entry, "Sixes in Motion," features a lengthy percussion intro by conga player Richie Flores and mad bongo man Paoli Mejias. Ruiz ends the CD with "Blues for Cos," a neat cha-cha featuring the otherworldly flute work of Dave Valentin. If you already own Arete and Hands on Percussion, there's not much need for this. However, the music here is programmed so well that it makes for a fascinating introduction to these two masterful players and their contrasting styles. ~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide.

Charlie Hunter - Right Now Move (2003)

01.Mestre Tata
05.Whoop Ass
07.Wade In The Water
08.20th Century
09.Interlude 5
11.Freak Fest
13.Le Bateau Ivre.


Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar
John Ellis - tenor saxophone
Gregoire Maret - chromatic harmonica
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Derek Phillips - drums.

Chucho Valdes & Irakere - Babalu Aye (1998)

01.Solo Te Echaron un Medio
02.Por Romper el Coco
03.Feliz Cumpleanos
04.Esta Noche
05.Tres Dias
06.La Comparsa
07.Babalu Aye.

Jesus "Chucho" Valdes (piano)
Jose Miguel (vocals, timbales)
Maikel Ante (vocals)
Carlos Emilio Morales, Jorge Luis Valdes Chicoy (guitar)
Roman Filiu (alto saxophone)
Irving Michel Acao (tenor saxophone)
Basilio Marquez, Julio Padron (trumpet)
Jorge Reyes (bass)
Enrique Pla (drums)
Adel Gonzalez (congas).

Friday 27 November 2009

Ignacio Berroa - Codes (2006)

02.Joao su Merced
03.La Comparsa
04.Partido Alto
05.Realidad y Fantasia
07.Woody 'N' You
08.Inutil Paissage (Useless Landscapes).

Ignacio Berroa (drums)
David Sanchez (tenor saxophone)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano, synthesizer)
Edward Simon (piano)
John Patitucci (upright bass)
Giovanni Hidalgo (congas).

Thursday 26 November 2009

Oddjob - Koyo (2004)

Their Song
Man Machine
I Am Sailing
Return of the Party Animal

Daniel Karlsson - piano
Per "Rusktrask" Johansson - saxes
Goran Kajfe - trumpet
Janne Robertson - drums
Peter Forss - bass.

Irakere - Pare Cochero (2001)

01.Pare Cochero
02.Bacalao con Pan
04.Dile a Catalina
05.El Viandero
06.La Peleona
07.En Nosotros
08.Juana 1600
09.12 y 23
10.Moja el Pan
12.Como Fue.

This collection by Orfeon Records could easily make a case that Irakere has been the most shape-shifting, adaptable group in the modern history of Cuban music. Having changed their billing from the original Irakere to including bandleader Chucho Valdés' name, to the current title of los Irakeres, it's as hard to pin a handle for this group as to categorize them. From the very straight-ahead title cut and "Dile a Catalina" to the processed, fusion-flavored "Bacalao con Pan" and "Juana 1600," the only two things that are truly consistent are the indelible flavor of their national heritage and the top-shelf quality of the musicianship. From their all-star cast of characters including Paquito d'Rivera, Chucho Valdés, and Arturo Sandoval to the surprisingly sophisticated folklore-driven vocalization, to the trend- and standard-setting arrangements, Irakere was and continues to be an incredible convergence of precious elements. There have been many collections that have attempted to capture the essential nature of this history-making supergroup, and many have fallen sadly short of the task. Pare Cochero, thanks to its tasteful and careful selection, can stand beside Columbia/Legacy's The Best of Irakere as a compilation without weak links, one that is a necessary component of any Latin jazzer's collection. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, All Music Guide.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Batacumbele - Concert - Live At The University Of Puerto Rico (1988)

May Day
Giovanni's Solo
La Tia
Calabo Y Bameu
St. Thomas
Hot Blood
Batacumbele Te Saluda.

Angel "Cachete" Maldonado Leader, timbales, percussion
Giovanni "Maneñguito" Hidalgo Conga, bata drums
Anthony Carrillo Bongo, cowbell, bata drums
Jimmy Rivera Trap drums
Jose Ramirez Bata drums
David "Cuba" Rosado Percussion
Amuni Nacer Electric keyboard
Arturo Ortiz Electric keyboard
Eric Figueroa Acoustic piano
Eddie "Guagua" Rivera Bass
Tommy Villarni Trumpet
Héctor Veneros Sax, flute
William Cepeda Trombone
Jerry Medina Vocals
José Luis "Chegui" Ramos Vocals.

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Carlos Averhoff - Jazz'Ta Bueno (2005)

01.Swinging Gia
03.Para Luego Es Tarde (Later Is Too Late)
04.Cuando Canta el Corazón (When the Heart Sings)
05.Niko's Dream
06.Samba de Ouro
08.Prelude + Sequence for You
09.Tú Mi Delirio
10.Not for Everybody.

Carlos Averhoff (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Nestor Torres (flute)
Paquito D'Rivera (alto saxophone)
Mike Orta (piano, keyboards)
Nicky Orta (bass instrument)
Hector "Pocho" Neciosup (drums, congas, percussion); Juan "Wickly" Nogueras (congas).

Batacumbele - En Aquellos Tiempos (1991)

02.En Aquellos Tiempos
03.Que Como Fue
04.Dame Un Traguito
05.El Ma' Chevere
06.Sin Egoismo
07.El Rocholo

Eric Figueroa Piano acustico y electrico, teclados (Solo de piano en "El Ma' Chevere)
Eddie Rivera Bajo
Jose Martinez Bateria
Giovanni Hidalgo Tumbadoro, chequere, batas, (Solo de quinto en "El rocholo
Antonio Carrilo Bongo, percussion menor
Angel (Cachete) Maldonaldo Batas, tumbadoras, timbales, bongo, percussion menor
Juancito Torres Trompeta (Solo de trompeta en "Dame Un Traguito" y "El Rockolo")
Hector Veneros Tenor y soprano sax, flauta (Solos de tenor y soprano sax en "Sin Egoismo", "El Rockolo", "Batarengue")
Papo Vazquez Trombon, coro, (Solos de trombon en "Sin Egoismo", "Dame Un Traguito", "Bailala", "Que Como Fue" & "El Rockolo")
Jerry Medina Trompeta, cantante, coro
Jose Ramos Cantante, coro, maracas.

Randy Brecker - Randy In Brasil (2008)

Pedro Brasil
Ile Aye
Me Leve
Olhos Puxados
Fazendo Hora

Personnel: Randy Brecker: trumpets; Paulo Calazans: acoustic piano (1, 5, 8), keyboards (8); Ruria Duprat: keyboards (1-3, 5-8, 10-12), acoustic piano (4, 9), Fender Rhodes (12), clavinet (12), voice (2); Ricardo Silveira: acoustic guitar (1, 3, 5-11), electric guitar (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12); Sizao Machado: acoustic bass (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), electric bass (2, 8, 12); Teco Cardoso: soprano saxophone (1, 4, 9, 12); alto saxophone (2, 4, 12), tenor saxophone (2, 6, 12), baritone saxophone (2, 6), saxophone (3), G-flute (5), flute (8); Da Lua: percussion (1-3, 11, 12), timba (1); Andre Mehmari: acoustic piano (3, 6, 7); Robertinho Silva: drums (4, 6, 8); Joao Parahyba: percussion (4, 6, 8-10), timba (6, 8-10); Paolo Calazans: acoustic piano (5, 8), keyboards (8); Caito Marcondes: percussion (5, 7); Gilson Peranzetta: acoustic piano (11); Rogerio: acoustic bass (11); Edu Ribeiro: drums (12); Rubinho Ribeiro: voice (6).

Miguel Zenón - Looking Forward (2001)

01.Prayer #1 (Blessing)
02.Looking Forward
04.Pequeña Serenata Diurna
05.Campanitas de Cristal
07.El Bloque
09.Alma Con Alma
10.El Cruze
11.Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving).

Miguel Zenon — alto sax, percussion (10), background vocals (6), flute (11);
Antonio Sanchez — drums, background vocals (6);
Luis Perdomo — piano, background vocals (6);
Hans Glawischnig — bass, background vocals (6);
Pernell Saturnino — bomba drum & background vocals (6), cajon (8), congas and percussion (10), bomba drum (11);
David Sanchez — tenor sax (2 & 7);
William Cepeda — bomba drum (2, 6, 7, 11), lead & background vocals (6);
Diego Urcola — trumpet (10);
Ben Monder — electric guitar (6).

Monday 23 November 2009

Batacumbele - Con Un Poco De Songo (1989)

01.Se Le Ve
02.La Jibarita
03.A La I Ole
05.La Piye
06.Danzon Don Vazquez

Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera - Bajo
Eric Figueroa - Piano, fender rhodes, organo hammond
Cachete Maldonado - Timbales, conga, batas y percussion menor
Giovanni Hidalgo - Timbales, conga, batas
Ignacio Berroa - Bateria
Lester Ojeda - Güiro jibaro
Pablo Rosario - Güiro cubano y percussion
Nestor Torres II - Flauta
Jerry Medina - Trompeta
Maria Rivera - Baritono
Papo Vazquez - Solo trombon en "La Plyé"
Nieves Quintero - Cuatro, puertorriqueño
Roberto Jimenez - Clarinete.

Paquito D'Rivera - La Habana - Rio Conexion (1992)

01.La Comparsa
02.Cancao de Noite
03.Danzas Cubanas: A Los Tres Golpes / Invitacion
04.Noche Cubana
05.Contigo en la Distancia
06.Cancion Simple
07.Como un Milagro
08.Impressions From Tien-an-Men Square
09.No Puedo Ser Feliz
10.Como Fue
11.Ciego Reto
12.Segura Ele

Jose Madera - Percussion
Chico O'Farrill - Arranger
Claudio Roditi - Trumpet, Soloist
Elliott Rosoff - Violin
Marti Sweet - Violin
Mark Walker - Drums
Johannes Wohlleben - Engineer, Mixing
Gotz A. Worner - Producer, Mixing
Pablo Zinger - Piano, Arranger
William Ellison - Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Johnny Rodriguez - Percussion
Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Bruce Buchanan - Assistant Engineer
Sergio Cruz - Music Preparation
Joel Deroyin - Violin
La Habana - Violin
Joe Rogers - Engineer
Giovanni Hidalgo - Percussion
Danilo Perez - Piano
Al Brown - Violin, Viola
Sanford Allen - Violin
Bob Chausow - Violin
Zach Danziger - Drums
Joel Derouin - Violin
Brenda Feliciano - Associate Producer
David Finck - Bass, Double Bass, Contrabass
Barry Finclair - Violin
Daniel Freiberg - Piano
Juliet Haffner - Violin, Viola
Regis Iandiorio - Violin
Warren Lash - Cello
Romero Lubambo - Guitar
Richard Locker - Cello
Paquito d'Rivera - Clarinet, Flute, Arranger, Conductor, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Main Performer, Mixing
Fareed Haque - Guitar
Carlos Franzetti - Piano, Arranger, Keyboards.

Sunday 22 November 2009

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1958-60) [2CD] (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition, 2008)

Miles Davis (trumpet)
Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone)
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans (piano)
Paul Chambers (upright bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums).

01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue in Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches (C)
06. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take)
07. Freddie Freeloader – studio sequence 1
08. Freddie Freeloader – false start
09. Freddie Freeloader – studio sequence
10. So What – studio sequence
11. So What – studio sequence
12. Blue in Green – studio sequence
13. Flamenco Sketches – studio sequence
14. Flamenco Sketches – studio sequence 2 (C) 15. All Blues – studio sequence

1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. Fran-Dance
3. Stella by Starlight
4. Love for Sale
5. Fran-Dance (alternate take)
6. So What (previously released in unauthorized form) .

Andrew Hill - Smoke Stack (1963-2006)

01.Smoke Stack
02.Day After, The
03.Walling Wall
04.Ode to Von
05.Not So
07.30 Pier Avenue
08.Smoke Stack - (alternate take)
09.Day After, The - (alternate take)
10.Ode to Von - (alternate take)
11.Not So - (alternate take).

Andrew Hill (piano)
Richard Davis, Eddie Khan (bass)
Roy Haynes (drums).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1963).

Bruce Forman - Forman On The Job (1995)

01.How Long Has This Been Going On
02.Un Poco Loco
03.Autumn Nocturn
04.Real Life
06.Last Minute Calypso
08.Night in Tunisia, A
09.Angels Just Are
10.People Will Say We're in Love
11.I Concentrate on You.

Joe Henderson - saxophone
Andy Narell - steel drums
John Santos - percussion
Mark Levine - piano
Vince Lateano - drums
John Clayton Jr. - bass
Bruce Forman - guitar.

Aldo Romano - To Be Ornette to Be (1989)

01.The Blessing
04.Tears Inside
05.Contos de Sonu Intro'e Sonnu
06.Mind and Time
07.Check Up
08.Half Way
09.Feet Music
10.The Blessing [Variations]
12.Theme from a Symphony Skies of America
Furio Di Castri - Bass, Trumpet
Paolo Fresu - Piano, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Composer
Aldo Romano - Piano, Drums, Main Performer
Franco D'Andrea - Bass, Piano, Composer.

Alphonse Mouzon - Mind Transplant (1975)

01.Mind Transplant
03.Carbon Dioxide
04.Ascorbic Acid
05.Happiness Is Loving You
06.Some of the Things People Do
07.Golden Rainbows

Bass - Henry Davis
Co-producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Drums, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Organ [Farfisa] - Alphonse Mouzon
Composed By - Elvena Mouzon
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Alphonse Mouzon (tracks: B2)
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Organ [Hammond B-3] - Jerry Peters
Guitar - Lee Ritenour , Tommy Bolin
Guitar, Programmed By [Arp 2600 Synthesizer] - Jay Graydon.
Recorded and Remixed december 1974 at Wally Heider Recording Studio Hollywood California.

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Tuesday 17 November 2009

Paul Motian,Bill Frisell,Joe Lovano - Time and time again (2007)

05.In Remembrance Of Things Past
07.This Nearly Was Mine
08.Party Line
09.Light Blue
10.Time And Time Again.

Paul Motian - Drums
Bill Frisell - Guitar
Joe Lovano - Saxophones.

Hugo Fattoruso - Homework (1998)

02.Milonga Blues
04.Melodia en Candombe
06.Agua y Aceite
07.Aero Rings
08.Todo Voce
09.Islands' Queen
10.Mi Cancion
11.Can't Reach
12.Septiembre Asi
13.El Gramillero
14.Figuras y Reflejos.


Hugo Fattoruso vocals, keyboards, guitar
Gabriela Fattoruso vocals
Mariana Garcia Vigil vocals
Alex Fattoruso acoustic guitar
Christian Fattoruso electric guitar
Francisco Fattoruso electric bass

Arturo Prendez, Hector Prendez, Ramon Echegaray, Jane Tomkiewicz, Colon Budes, Daniel Kravetz, Fernando "Lobo" Núñez, Washington Martirena, Jorge "Foque" Gomez, Pablo "Piraña" Silva, Fernando Banega, Damian Peluffo, Hugo Fattoruso

Monday 16 November 2009

Paquito D'Rivera - Taste of Paquito (1981-1987)

01.On Green Dolphin Street
02.Song to My Son
04.Como Fué
07.Just Kidding
08.Brussels in the Rain
11.Song for Maura
12.Why Not.

José Neto - Guitar (Acoustic), Percussion
Portinho - Percussion, Drums
Claudio Roditi - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone (Valve)
Dave Weckl - Drums
Cucho Martínez - Maracas, Cuatro
Manolo Badrena - Percussion, Timbales
Steve Bailey - Bass, Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric)
Ignacio Berroa - Drums
Russell Blake - Guitar (Bass)
Sergio Brandao - Bass (Electric)
Sammy Figueroa - Percussion, Conga
Daniel Freiberg - DX-7
Jeff Fuller - Bass, Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric)
Lincoln Goines - Bass (Electric)
Daniel Ponce - Percussion, Conga
Michel Camilo - Piano, DX-7
Paquito d'Rivera - Clarinet, Saxophone, Sax (Alto)
Jorge Dalto - Keyboards
Eddie Gomez - Bass (Acoustic)
Hilton Ruiz - Bass, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Carlos Franzetti - Keyboards.

Joe Farrell Quartet - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970)

01.Follow Your Heart
02.Collage For Polly
03.Circle In The Square
04.Molten Glass
05.Alter Ego
06.Song Of The Wind

Bass - Dave Holland
Drums - Jack DeJohnette
Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
Flute - Joe Farrell
Guitar - John McLaughlin
Oboe - Joe Farrell
Piano - Chick Corea
Producer - Creed Taylor
Saxophone [Soprano] - Joe Farrell
Saxophone [Tenor] - Joe Farrell.

Azteca - Pyramid of the Moon (1973)

01.Someday We'll Get By
03.Find Love Today
04.What'cha Gonna Do?
05.New Day Is on the Rise
06.Mexicana, Mexicana
07.Red Onions
08.Love Is a Stranger
09.Night in Nazca.

Flip Nunez - Organ
Pat O'Hara - Trombone
Victor Pantoja - Conductor
Rico Reyes - Vocals
Tom Rutley - Bass
George Muribus - Keyboards
Coke Escovedo - Percussion
John Brinck - Drums
Bill Courtial - Guitar
George DiQuatro - Keyboards
Bob Ferreira - Wind
Wendy Haas - Vocals
Tom Harrell - Horn
Paul Jackson - Bass
Tony Juncale - Bass
Errol Knowles - Vocals
Neal Schon - Guitar
Pete Escovedo - Percussion, Vocals
Mel Martin - Wind
Mike Nock - Keyboards
Lenny White - Drums.

Ray Mantilla - Synergy Space Station (1986)

01.Caminos De Macchu Picchu
03.Star Eyes

Steve Berrios - Percussion, Drums
Guillermo Edghill - Bass
Steve Grossman - Sax (Tenor)
Ray Mantilla - Percussion, Composer
Eddie Martinez - Piano
Viven Ara Martinez - Vocals
Dick Oatts - Flute, Saxophone.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Chucho Valdés - Canto a Dios (2006)

Claudia (Chucho Valdés)
Nanu (Chucho Valdés)
Canto a Dios (Chucho Valdés)
Tributo a África (Shaka Zulu) (Chucho Valdés).

Chucho Valdés (p), & Yaroldi Abreu (perc.), Enrique Pla (dr), Carlos Emilio (g), Lazaro Rivero (cb), Javier Zalba (as), César López (ss), Fernando Acosta (ts), Yasek Manzano (tp),
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba; Coro Nacional de Cuba.

Allan Holdsworth - Road Games (1983)

01.Three Sheets To The Wind
02.Road Games
03.Water On The Brain-Pt. 2
04.Tokyo Dream
05.Was There?
06.Material Real.

Jeff Berlin: Bass
Jack Bruce: Vocals
Allan Holdsworth: Guitar
Paul Korda: Backing Vocals
Joe Turano: Backing Vocals
Chad Wackerman: Drums
Paul Williams: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals.

Miles Davis Quintet With John Coltrane - Live In Zurich (2005)

01.If I Were A Bell
03.So What
04.All Blues
07.Bye Bye Blackbird
09.Two Bass Hit.

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Lee Konitz Quintet - Peacemeal (1969)

01.Thumb Under
02.Lester Leaps In
03.Village Joke
04.Something to Sing
06.Body and Soul
07.Peasant Dance
08.Fourth Dimension
09.Second Thoughts
10.Subconscious Lee
11.Lester Leaps In
12.Body and Soul
13.Subconscious Lee.

Lee Konitz - Alto, tenor, and Multivider (electric) saxophones
Marshall Brown - Valve trombone, baritone horn
Dick Katz - Acoustic and electric piano
Eddie Gomez - Bass
Jack DeJohnette - Drums.

Mike Stern - Voices (2001)

01.One World
02.The River
03.Slow Change
04.Wishing Well
05.Still There
07.What Might Have Been
08.Leni's Smile
09.Way Out East.


Mike Stern - guitar
Jim Beard - keyboards
Richard Bona - vocals, bass, kalimba
Michael Brecker - saxophone
Dennis Chambers - drums
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
Chris Minh Doky - acoustic bass
Bob Franceschini - saxophone
Lincoln Goines - bass
Philip Hamilton - vocals
Jon Herington - rhythm guitar
Elizabeth Kontomanou - vocals
Arto Tuncboyaciyan - percussion, vocals.

Charles Mingus - Mysterious Blues (1960)

01.Mysterious Blues
02.Wrap Your Trouble In Dreams [Take 5]
03.Body And Soul [previously unreleased, alternate take]
05.Reincarnation Of A Love Bird [previously unreleased, alternate take]
06.Me And You Blues
07.Melody From The Drums [previously unreleased, alternate take].

Charles Mingus (acoustic bass)
Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute)
Charles McPherson (alto saxophone)
Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone)
Roy Eldridge, Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer (trumpets)
Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Tommy Flanagan, Nico Bunick (piano)
Jo Jones, Dannie Richmond (drums).