Sunday 30 May 2010

Donald Byrd Sextet - Complete Recordings With Yusef Lateef & Barry Harris (1955)

01.Blues 6:13
02.Tortion Level 6:26
03.Woody 'N You 7:32
04.Dancing in the Dark 7:36
05.Parisian Thoroughfare 14:27
06.Yusef 5:35
07.Shaw 'Nuff 6:56
08.Everything Happens to Me 5:45
09.Hank's Other Tune (The Late Show) 7:33.

Donald Byrd - trumpet
Yusef Lateef - sax
Hank Mobley - sax
Bernard McKinney - euphonium
Barry Harris - piano
Horace Silver - piano
Doug Watkins - bass
Alvin Jackson - bass
Art Blakey - drums
Frank Gant - drums.

This outstanding live recording was Donald Byrd’s legendary recording debut as a leader, in August 23, 1955, and was originally released as Delmark LP “First Flight”. It was also his only recording with Yusef Lateef, and one of only a few with Barry Harris. An all-star cast of Detroit natives was assembled for a live concert at the city’s New World Stage. Also in the band were euphonium pioneer Bernard McKinney, and bass and drum stalwarts, Alvin Jackson (brother of famous vibraphonist Milt Jackson) and Frank Gant. Down Beat magazine awarded the album five stars.There are also two bonus tracks from the Transition session on December 2, 1955 which was Byrd’s first recording with the Jazz Messengers formation : Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins & Art Blakey. Although the tracks included on this release – Dennis & Adair’s “Everything Happens To Me” and Hank Mobley’s “Hank’s Other Tune” – were only two of the six tracks recorded for the date, we have decided to include them here, as they mark the only tracks that feature Byrd as the sole trumpeter. The other four tracks not included on this edition, featured trumpeter Joe Gordon.
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Duke Ellington's Spacemen - The Cosmic Scene (1958)

02.Body And Soul
04.Early Autumn
06.Jones (Diff Take)
08.St Louis Blues
10.Midnight Sun
11.Take The "A" Train.

Paul Gonsalves (Sax (Tenor)
Quentin Jackson (Trombone)
Britt Woodman (Trombone)
Clark Terry (Trumpet)
Michael Cuscuna (Producer)
Duke Ellington (Piano)
Jimmy Hamilton (Clarinet)
Fred Plaut (Engineer)
John Sanders (Trombone)
Sam Woodyard (Drums).

The whimsical title for this 1958 Ellington album comes from the launch of the first American satellite, not an intention to head in Sun Ra's direction. What makes this small group session unique is that it has a big sound to it. It features three soloists: Clark Terry on fluegelhorn, Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. The rhythm section is Ellington, Jimmy Woode and Sam Woodyard. The larger ensemble feel is derived from adding Ellington's three trombonists in a strictly supportive, arranged role.

The repertoire is equal parts Ellingtonia and outside material. Arrangers Ellington and Hamilton fashion their own fresh, unique approach to classic material like Avalon and Ralph Burns' Early Autumn. The Ellington material ranges from Take The A Train and a boppish reworking of Perdido to new compositions like Jones and Spacemen. With the advent of the LP, the occasional Ellington small group session gave deserving soloists the room to stretch out. And none were more deserving in the 1958 band than Hamilton, Gonsalves and Terry, all of whom acquit themselves with remarkably consistent excellence throughout. Special mention must go to Paul Gonsalves' astonishing workout on Body And Soul, rivaled perhaps only by the famous Coleman Hawkins and Serge Chaloff versions. This version begins with a beautiful ballad statement, follow by three blistering choruses of invention during which the tenor man's ideas seem to snowball from one into the next, quoting Drumboogie, Peanut Vendor, Raymond Scott's Powerhouse and Hail To The Queen along the way. We've also included the previously unissued first take of this tune as well with a very different interpretation of the melody on the first chorus and another great solo.

Taped amid a flurry of extensive and important recording activity by the full orchestra in 1958-59, The Cosmic Scene was released only in monaural and received with little notice. For this long overdue reissue, we returned to the three-track masters, beautifully recorded at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studio by Fred Plaut to construct a stereo master of the album plus alternate takes of Jones, issued at the time as a single and Body And Soul.
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Friday 28 May 2010

Eduardo Del Signore - Page Zero (2009)

01.First Answer Buzios
02.Serena Paz
04.Keys of Life
05.El Andar de tu Escribir
06.Senor de la Clara Luz
07.Sin tu Amor
08.A Nice Day
09.Primera Vez
10.My Dearest
11.Carry me away.

Page Zero is an introspective work from eduardo del signore. it introduces the listener to a very intimate aspect of Edu's life. a story about the first answer to his heart's call to be fulfilled. the celebration of finding and securing the answer.
Also featuring: Daya Rawat, Marcel Adjibi and Jesus Figueroa on vocals and Annie Warren on guitar.

"Eduardo Marquez Del Signore has covered a remarkable span of both geography and sounds in his musical career. With taste and grace, Del Signore's fingers offer up the bass-plucking equivalent of a United Nations conference"
-Bass Player Magazine

".... perhaps most notable, are the composition, production assistance, and bass work of the talented Eduardo Del Signore, Jon Anderson's ace of the bass"
-Yes Magazine

".... the call of Eduardo Marquez Del Signore, the design of a new bass method adapted to a personal style"
-Guitar Player Magazine

".... style is something that comes with maturity, and very few musicians have enough faith in their ability to create their own style. I'm happy to say that Eduardo has his own style"
-Jon Anderson

Through a wide spectrum of activities inside the international music business, Mr. Del Signore's various talents have achieved a remarkable recognition.

As a performer, Eduardo has played with Jon Anderson (Yes), Vangelis, Milton Nascimento, Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau, Jorge Trasante (Gypsy Kings), Eduardo Mateo and many others.

As a producer, Eduardo has overseen recordings by Jon Anderson, Milton Nascimento, Jon Hassell, Cara Tower, Bernardo Rubaja, Ritual & projects for Eversound Records.

As a composer, Eduardo has collaborated with Jon Hassell for the HBO movie WILD SIDE, David Tickle for AMERICAN CHRONICLES, TV series on FOX, Tulio Mourao for the Brazilian documentary SAN FRANCISCO RIVER, Jon Anderson for his solo releases DESEO & TOLTEC, Trevor Rabin (Yes "Talk")and many more.

Mr. Del Signore is the director of the USA-URUGUAY CROSS CULTURAL EXCHANGE and in that capacity, has organized several events in different colleges & Universities throughout the USA.
"Eduardo Del Signore"
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Merl Saunders - Merl Saunders (1974)

A1 - Aunt Monk 3:25
Backing Vocals - Tony Saunders
Bass - Bill Upchurch
Clavinet - Merl Saunders
Congas - King Errisson
Drums - Jimmy Nelson
Guitar - Billy Fender
Lead Vocals - Merl Saunders
Organ - Merl Saunders
Saxophone - Martin Fierro
Written-By - Merl Saunders
A2 - It's Cheaper To Keep Her 5:29
Bass - Bill Upchurch
Clavinet - Merl Saunders
Congas - King Errisson
Drums - Jimmy Nelson
Flute - Martin Fierro
Guitar - Billy Fender
Organ - Merl Saunders
Written-By - Sir Mack Rice
A3 - Wondering Why 3:34
Bass - John Kahn
Drums - Gaylord Birch
Electric Piano - Merl Saunders
Flute - Martin Fierro
Guitar - Joel Cohen , Michael Howell
Lead Vocals - Merl Saunders
Percussion - Kenneth Nash
Written-By - Merl Saunders , Pam Carrier
A4 - Easy Evil 3:45
Bass - Tony Saunders
Clavinet - Merl Saunders
Drums - Eccleston W. Wainwright
Electric Piano - Merl Saunders
Guitar - Billy Fender
Written-By - Alan O'Day
B1 - Bolinas Brown 5:54
Bass - John Kahn
Drums - Gaylord Birch
Electric Piano - Merl Saunders
Guitar - Billy Fender , Joel Cohen
Organ - Merl Saunders
Percussion - Kenneth Nash
Saxophone - Martin Fierro
Written-By - Merl Saunders
B2 - An't No Woman Like The One I've Got 2:34
Bass - John Kahn
Drums - Eccleston W. Wainwright
Electric Piano - Merl Saunders
Flute - Martin Fierro
Guitar - Billy Fender
Written-By - Brian Potter , Dennis Lambert
B3 - When I Die 3:16
Bass - Bill Upchurch
Congas - King Errisson
Drums - Jimmy Nelson
Guitar - Billy Fender
Organ - Merl Saunders
Saxophone - Martin Fierro
B4 - Righteousness 5:23
Bass - Bill Upchurch
Clavinet - Merl Saunders
Congas - King Errisson
Drums - Jimmy Nelson
Guitar - Billy Fender
Organ - Merl Saunders
Saxophone - Martin Fierro
Written-By - Merl Saunders.
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Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (1956)

1 Valse Hot (8:38)
2 Kiss and Run (7:09)
3 I Feel a Song Coming On (5:15)
4 Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep (2:31)
5 Pent-Up House (8:52).

Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
Clifford Brown - trumpet
Max Roach - drums
Richie Powell - piano
George Morrow - bass.

In 1956 Sonny Rollins used the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet (of which he was a member) as his sidemen for this Prestige set. The high points of this particularly strong hard bop set include "Valse Hot" (an early jazz waltz), a rapid rendition of "I Feel a Song Coming On" and Rollins' classic "Pent-Up House." Trumpeter Brown (heard on one of his final sessions) is in excellent form, as is the strong rhythm section and the young tenor leader himself. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
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Bill Evans - Homecoming (1999)

01.Re: Person I Knew
02.Midnight Mood
04.Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)
05.Turn Out the Stars
06.Very Early
07.But Beautiful
08.I Loves You, Porgy
09.Up with the Lark
10.Minha (All Mine)
11.I Do it for Your Love
12.Someday My Prince Will Come
13.Interview with Bill Evans by Rod Starns.

Bill Evans (piano)
Marc Johnson (bass)
Joe La Barbera (drums)
Recorded live at Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, Louisiana on Novermber 6, 1979. Includes liner notes by Ron Nethercutt.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarrantino (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).

A previously unreleased concert recording by the legendary Bill Evans would be great news anyway, but this one is particularly special because it documents a 1979 performance at Southeastern Louisiana University, Evans' alma mater and a place for which he had especially warm feelings. Accompanied by the young bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe La Barbera, Evans plays a generous set of familiar tunes, including such standbys as "Re: Person I Knew," "Turn Out the Stars," and "I Loves You, Porgy." The album's last track is a six-minute interview conducted by Rod Starns. Although the sound quality is iffy -- the stereo balance is tilted markedly to the listener's left and the drums are poorly miked -- the program is excellent and Evans is playing near peak form. Johnson's playing betrays a strong Scott LaFaro influence, especially on his two duets with Evans and on the trio's shimmering performance of "Someday My Prince Will Come." This disc is a valuable historical document, but it's also a genuine pleasure to listen to. ~ Rick Anderson.
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Monday 24 May 2010

Andy Summers - Peggy's Blue Skylight (2000)

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Randy Brecker: Trumpet

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Nick Ariondo: Accordian
Hank Roberts: Cello

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
John Novello: Hammond B-3 Organ
Geetha Bennett: Vocal, Veena & Tamboura
Hank Roberts: Cello

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
John Novello: Hammond B-3 Organ
Rob Thomas: Violin

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Hank Roberts: Cello
Michito Sanchez: Percussion

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Alison Wedding: Vocal
John Novello: Hammond B-3 Organ
Michito Sanchez: Percussion
Brian Kilgore: Percussion
Rob Thomas: Violin
Curtis Fowlkes: Trombone
Hank Roberts: Cello

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Michito Sanchez: Percussion
Nick Ariondo: Accordian

Deborah Harry: Vocal
Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
John Novello: Hammond B-3 Organ
Hank Roberts: Cello

Q-Tip: Vocal
Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
John Novello: Hammond B-3 Organ
Hank Roberts: Cello

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
The Jazz Passengers:
-- Roy Nathanson: Alto Saxophone
-- Curtis Fowlkes: Trombone
-- Bill Ware: Vibraphone
-- Rob Thomas: Violin

Andy Summers: Guitar
Dave Carpenter: Bass
Joel Taylor: Drums
Hank Roberts: Cello

Andy Summers: Guitar
Kronos Quartet:
-- David Harrington: Violin
-- John Sheba: Violin
-- Hank Dutt: Viola
-- Jennifer Culp: Cello

PEGGY'S BLUE SKYLIGHT is a tribute to the music of Charles Mingus.

After successfully trying his hand at interpreting the compositions of Thelonious Monk with GREEN CHIMNEYS, ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers stretches his musical experimentation even further with PEGGY'S BLUE SKYLIGHT, a collection of Charles Mingus' works. Whereas Monk was quirky and introverted, Mingus was often brash and expansive. Summers, given his unusually creative musical background, does a grand job of interpreting these heady pieces in his own idiosyncratic fashion.
Right off the bat, Summers makes a bold reading of "Boogie Stop Shuffle" as a lazy reggae lope. Always having been one to create mesmerizing atmospheres out of which he forges creative slants on his musical subjects, Summers' esoteric settings for "Reincarnation Of a Lovebird," "Goodbye Porkpie Hat/Where Can a Man Find Peace?" and "Myself When I Am Real" are ample proof of the guitarist's inspiration. Other more conventional readings in this rich experiment include "Cumbia Jazz Fusion," with its deep samba groove, and Deborah Harry's sultry version of "Weird Nightmare."
2007 digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album from The Police guitarist featuring three previously unreleased bonus tracks: 'East Coastin', 'Fables Of Faubus' and 'Noddin' Your Head Blues'.. Originally released in 2000, Peggy's Blue Skylight is Andy Summer's tribute album to Jazz pioneer and legend Charles Mingus. It features The Police guitarist with an all-star cast including, among others, Deborah Harry, Q Tip, The Kronos Quartet, Rob Thomas, Randy Brecker and The Jazz Passengers, all paying tribute to one of the world's greatest 20th century Jazz composers. Rare.
Recorded at Fool For Love Studio, Venice Beach, California; Megatrax, Los Angeles, California; Right Track, New York, New York; Skywalker Ranch Studios, San Francisco, California in 2000.
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Bruce Forman & George Cables - Dynamics (1985)

01.Mutt and Jeff
03.Be My Love
05.I Mean You
07.Mimi's Song

George Cables - Piano
Bruce Forman - Guitar.

Although many guitarists have trouble playing with pianists (and vice versa), this guitar-piano duet set by Bruce Forman and George Cables works quite well. The players leave room for each other and sound clearly inspired by the other's presence. All of the performances are concise (clocking in between 3:36 and 6:22, with only "Doxy" over 5:13) and mix standards (such as "Be My Love" and Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You") with a pair of originals and a few obscurities. The volume of this duo may often be low, but the passion can be felt. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
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Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks (1953)

02.Carvin' The Rock - Alternate Master #1
03.Cookin' - Alternate Master
04.Carvin' The Rock - Alternate Master #2
05.Get Happy - Alternate Master
06.Wail Bait - Alternate Master
07.Brownie Eyes
08.Cherokee - Alternate Master
09.Hymn Of The Orient - Alternate Master.

Percy Heath - Guitar, Bass
Art Blakey - Drums
Kenny Clarke - Drums
Lou Donaldson - Sax (Alto)
John Heath - Piano
J.J. Johnson - Trombone
Clifford Brown - Trumpet
Gigi Gryce - Flute, Sax (Alto)
Jimmy Heath - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Elmo Hope - Piano
Philly Joe Jones - Drums
John Lewis - Piano
Charlie Rouse - Sax (Tenor).
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Charlie Parker - Newly Discovered Sides (1964)

Miles Davis (tp)
Charlie Parker (as)
Al Haig (p)
Tommy Potter (b)
Max Roach (d)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
52nd Street Theme
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
Groovin' High
Big Foot
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
Hot House
Kenny Dorham (tp)
Charlie Parker (as)
Lucky Thompson (ts)
Milt Jackson (vib)
Al Haig (p)
Tommy Potter (b)
Max Roach (d)
Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vo)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
On A Slow Boat To China.
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Tuesday 18 May 2010

Don Cherry - Dona Nostra (1993)

In Memoriam
Fort Cherry
Race Face
What Reason Could I Give

Don Cherry- trumpet
Lennart Aberg- saxophones, flute
Bobo Stenson- piano
Anders Jormin- bass
Anders Kjellberg- drums
Okay Temiz- percussion.

"Brilliant. Cherry is the definitive minimalist American voice." - Jazziz "Trumpeter Don cherry has internalized the impulsive, harmolodic lessons of one-time bandmate Ornette Coleman. He craves consonance over dissonance, playing here with an empathic group that delivers intensely emotional experiences. Intimate conversations evolve spontaneously from the sextet, goaded by sparse piano, free-associating acoustic bass, and tastefull splashes of percussion. Few songs adhere to strict meter. Cherry's candidly expressive trumpet will recall Miles Davis's expressie days." - Wired Magazine.
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Monday 17 May 2010

Dave Liebman - We Three,Three For All (2005)

01.What Time Is It
02.Played Twice
03.We 3
04.Up and Adam
05.Jewish Warrior, The
06.Whistling Past the Graveyard
07.I Only Have Eyes for You
09.All Blues
10.Start of Something Small, The

David Liebman (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Steve Swallow (electric bass)
Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Recording information: Mountain Rest Studio, New Platz, NY (05/05/2005).

Although this program is very much played by a trio whose members are of equal importance, Dave Liebman is the first among equals, being the lead voice much of the time. The music is often respectful and more conservative than expected, performed mostly at a quiet volume and with subtle interplay. Only the closing "BTU" gets especially heated and, even there, Liebman's tone is fairly mellow. Liebman (heard on tenor, soprano, and flute), bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Adam Nussbaum had played together previously in many different settings and their familiarity with each other's improvising styles is apparent for they communicate very well, making even the more spontaneous performances sound a little planned out and logical. This intriguing set is worth several listens. ~ Scott Yanow.
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Eric Gale - Touch Of Silk (1980)

01. You Got My Life In Your Hands
02. Touch Of Silk
03. War Paint
04. Once In A Smile
05. With You I'm Born Again
07. Au Private
08. Live To Love.

Guitar - Eric Gale

Bass - David Barard
Drums - Idris Muhammad (tracks: B1,B2) James Black
Keyboards - Allen R. Toussaint , Robert Dabon
Organ - Charles Earland
Percussion - Kenneth Williams
Saxophone - Arthur Blythe , Gary Brown , Grover Washington,Jr.,Harold Vick.

In 1980, guitarist and composer Eric Gale came off the commercial success of 1979's Part of You (produced by Ralph MacDonald) and didn't do the obvious thing. Rather than make another record that swung for the smooth jazz fences, he made a darker, deeper, funkier, and bluesier album with legendary New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint. The sessions included the cream of the Crescent City's jazz-funk crop as well as mates Charlie Earland, Grover Washington, Jr., and Idris Muhammad, three of soul-jazz's greatest lights -- with special guest Arthur Blythe on the Charlie Parker nugget "Au Privave" as a curve ball. Toussaint wrote four of the album's seven tracks, and they range from the murky blue soul-jazz of "You Got My Life in Your Hands" to the sweet, boudoir-perfect urban-styled title track. Gale is a consummate soloist, full of lilting and biting grooves, with stunning phrasing that maximizes the rhythmic effect of his high strings (such as on "War Paint"), and he never plays an extra note. The beautiful ballad "With You I'm Born Again" has Washington playing some of his most haunting soprano, and the wildly funked-up "Au Privave," a holdover from the bop generation that keeps its original flavor despite the three-instrument front line of Earland's B-3, Blythe's alto, and Gale's chunky bottom strings (which are accented in his comping through the changes), is nothing short of astonishing. This is one of the great versions of the tune, especially in this modern context, and offers solid proof of Gale's bebop roots. This is an even better side available in the U.S., but only as an expensive Japanese import. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide.
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Peter Bernstein - Somethin's Burnin' (1992)

01.This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (Steve Allen)
02.Afterglow (Peter Bernstein)
03.Booker's Little Blues (Peter Bernstein)
04.Mr. Kenyatta (Lee Morgan)
05.On A Misty Might (Tadd Dameron)
06.Isn't This A Lovely Day (Irving Berlin)
07.Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
08.Sideburns (Peter Bernstein).

Peter Bernstein (guitar)
Brad Mehldau (piano)
John Webber (bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums).
RPM Studio, New York, NY (12/22/1992).
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Guitarist Peter Bernstein, who was 25 at the time, made his recording debut as a leader on this CD. He plays quite well, as does his friend, the up-and-coming pianist Brad Mehldau. Teamed with bassist John Webber and drummer Jimmy Cobb, Bernstein and Mehldau (who was almost recognizable at this early point) play three of the guitarist's originals, four jazz standards, and Lee Morgan's "Mr. Kenyatta," all in the modern hard bop style. Although Bernstein (who often sounds a bit like Wes Montgomery) and Mehldau would grow quite a bit from where they were in 1992, this was a fine start for their careers. ~ Scott Yanow.

Chuck Mangione - Tarantella (1981)

A1.Tarantellas 3:55
A2.The XIth Commandment Suite 12:39
B1.Legend Of The One-Eyed Sailor 7:47
B2.Bellavia 7:03
B3.Hill Where The Lord Hides 6:20
C1.Lake Placid Fanfare 0:17
C2.Things To Come 5:38
C3.'Round Midnight 8:26
C4.Manteca 11:05
D1.My One And Only Love 11:59
D2.All Blues 8:30.
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Acoustic Guitar - Paul Viapiano
Bass [Electric] - Charles Meeks , Jeff d'Angelo
Conductor - Chuck Mangione
Congas - Ralph McDonald*
Drums - Dan D'Imperio , James Bradley, Jr., Steve Gadd
Electric Guitar - Carl Lockett , Eric Gale , Paul Viapiano
Electric Piano - Chick Corea , Chuck Mangione , Gap Mangione
Flugelhorn - Chuck Mangione , Jeff Tyzik , Joe Mosello , Lew Soloff
Flute - Kathyryn Moses
French Horn - Jay Wadenpfuhl , Jerry Peel
Jew's Harp - Dizzy Gillespie (tracks: C4)
Percussion - Chick Corea , Dan D'Imperio , Dave Mancini , James Bradley, Jr., Ralph McDonald
Piano [Acoustic] - Chick Corea , Gap Mangione
Producer - Chuck Mangione
Saxophone [Alto] - Joe Romano (2)
Saxophone [Baritone] - Bob Militello
Saxophone [Tenor] - Joe Romano (2) , Pat LaBarbera , Sal Nistico
Timpani [Tympani] - Steve Gadd
Trombone - Birch Johnson , Keith O'Quinn , Rick Chamberlain
Trombone [Bass] - Jim Daniels
Trumpet - Chick Corea , Dizzy Gillespie (tracks: C2 to C4) , Jeff Tyzik , Joe Mosello , Lew Soloff.

Recorded Live At The American Hotell Ballroom, Rochester, New York, December 27, 1980.

This two-LP set is an unusual Chuck Mangione record.
Taken from a marathon live concert, the flaugelhornist is featured with a big band.
Mangione performs such boppish numbers as "Things to Come," "'Round Midnight," and "Manteca" with guest Dizzy Gillespie; duets with Chick Corea on "My One and Only Love"; and stretches out on "All Blues."
He also welcomes such old associates as his brother, keyboardist Gap Mangione, plus tenorman Sal Nistico and altoist Joe Romano.

Gato Barbieri & Abdullah Ibrahim - Confluence (1968)

01.The Aloe and the Wildrose 14:20
02.Hamba khale! 2:12
03.To Elsa 7:15
04.Eighty First Street 8:20.

Piano, Cello - Dollar Brand
Saxophone [Tenor] - Gato Barbieri.
Recorded at Fonorama Studios, Milan, 16th March 1968.
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In 1968 tenor-saxophonist Gato Barbieri and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand) recorded a surprisingly successful set of duets. Although their collaboration was unexpected (Barbieri at the time was mostly known for his intense solos and Brand for his melodic qualities), they seemed to bring out the best in each other, performing two originals apiece and finding a great deal of common ground. Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.

Sunday 16 May 2010

Gato Barbieri – Chapter One - Latin America (1973)

01.Encuentros 12:29
02.India 8:58
03.La China Leoncia Arreo La Correntinada Trajo Entre La Muchachada La Flor De La Juventud 13:38
04.Nunca Mas 5:40
05.To Be Continued 2:29.

Gato Barbieri (vocals, tenor saxophone)
Antonio Pantoja (various instruments, quena)
Quelo Palacios (guitar, acoustic guitar)
Ricardo Lew (guitar, electric guitar)
Isoca Fumero (guitar, charango)
Adalberto Cevasco (guitar, bass guitar)
Amadeo Monges (harp)
Raul Mercado (flute, quena)
Dino Saluzzi (accordion, bandoneon)
Osvaldo Berlingieri (piano)
Domingo Cura (drums, bombo)
Pocho Lapouble (drums)
Enrique "Zurdo" Roizner, Eduardo Zurdo Roizner, Jorge Padin (percussion).
Recorded at Music Hall, S.A.C.I.S.I., Buenos Aires, Argentina and Odeon Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in April 1973.
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This 1973 release by the jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri found the maverick musician turning from his previous experiments with free jazz to embrace his Latin American roots. An Argentine, Barbieri excelled at fusing the sensibilities of North and South America. He does so here, yet the emphasis is on traditional instrumentation and feel. Latin rhythms, and the presence of wooden flutes, bomba drums, and charangos, keep the album rooted in Latin American soil as Barbieri pulls for the sky with his inspired playing.