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).