30 November, 2009


Curtis Fuller - Imagination (1959)

 Curtis Fuller - Imagination (1959)
jazz |  1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 230MB
Review (AMG)
Prior to the official formation of the Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Curtis Fuller and tenorman Benny Golson made several albums together, usually with other trumpeters.
This somewhat rare date has trumpeter Thad Jones, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Dave Bailey, and, most significantly, pianist McCoy Tyner in his recording debut completing the sextet. Fuller arranged all five of the songs, four of which were his originals. Although the material (other than the lone standard "Imagination") is unfamiliar, the chord changes inspire the players to create some fine solos. Easily recommended to hard bop fans lucky enough to find this album.

1. Kachin'
2. Bang Bang
3. Imagination
4. Blues de Funk
5. Lido Road

28 November, 2009


Duke Ellington 1969 - All-Star White House Tribute (BN)

Duke Ellington 1969 - All-Star White House Tribute (BN)
jazz | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover
Blue Note | RAR +5% recovery | 480 MB

Recorded live at the White House, Washington, D.C. on April 29, 1969. Includes liner notes by Doug Ramsey.
Recorded at The White House on Duke Ellington's 70th birthday, when he was awarded the Medal Of Freedom by President Richard M. Nixon

Duke Ellington (piano)
Mary Mayo, Joe Williams (vocals)
Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone)
Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Bill Berry (trumpet)
Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson (trombone)
Earl Hines, Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Billy Taylor (piano)
Jim Hall (guitar)
Milt Hinton (bass)
Louie Bellson (drums)

track list:
01. Take the "A" Train [0:02:39.10]
Medley 1:
02. I Got It Bad [0:02:15.41]
03. Chelsea Bridge [0:02:06.59]
04. Satin Doll [0:02:42.12]
05. Sophisticated Lady [0:01:51.06]
06. Just Squeeze Me [0:03:18.31]
07. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart [0:01:00.42]
08. Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me [0:00:54.72]
09. Don't Get Around Much Anymore [0:00:55.01]
10. In a Mellow Tone [0:07:04.58]
End of Medley 1:
11. In a Sentimental Mood [0:01:55.27]
12. Prelude to a Kiss [0:03:56.60]
13. Ring Dem Bells [0:02:16.03]
Medley 2:
14. Drop Me Off in Harlem [0:02:23.33]
15. All Too Soon [0:01:56.04]
16. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [0:02:18.06]
End of Medley 2:
17. Things Ain't What They Used to Be [0:04:28.53]
18. Perdido [0:02:09.11]
19. Warm Valley [0:03:33.40]
20. Caravan [0:05:22.64]
21. Mood Indigo [0:03:45.19]
Medley 3:
22. Prelude to a Kiss [2] [0:02:11.09]
23. I Didn't Know about You [0:02:38.39]
End of Medley 3:
24. Praise God and Dance [0:02:26.59]
25. Come Sunday [0:02:28.10]
26. Heritage [0:02:13.13]
27. Jump for Joy [0:01:56.47]
28. Pat [0:02:56.40]

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Gerry Mulligan 1960-62 - Complete Verve G M Concert Band Sessions (MOSAIC) 4cd

Gerry Mulligan 1960-62 - Complete Verve G M Concert Band Sessions (MOSAIC) 4cd (flac)
jazz | 4CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover
MOSAIC records | RAR +5% recovery | 1700 MB

This four disc-set contains all of the existing Concert Band Sessions from May 1960 to December 1962, and makes available for the first time five previously unreleased performances.

1 Sweet and Slow Dubin, Warren 5:17
2 Bweebida Bobbida Mulligan 5:47
3 Manoir de Mes Ręves (Django's Castle) Reinhardt 3:49
4 You Took Advantage of Me Hart, Rodgers 4:39
5 Out of This World Arlen, Mercer 3:50
6 My Funny Valentine Hart, Rodgers 5:03
7 Broadway Bird, McRae, Wood 5:21
8 I'm Gonna Go Fishin' Ellington, Lee 5:54
9 I Know, Don't Know How Mulligan 4:38
10 Barbara's Theme Mandel 5:08
11 Sweet and Slow [First Version] Dubin, Warren 4:25
12 Out of This World [First Version] Arlen, Mercer 3:38

13 Go Home Mulligan, Webster 7:45
14 Barbara's Theme Mandel 5:32
15 Theme from "I Want to Live" Mandel 7:11
16 The Red Door Mulligan, Sims 5:45
17 Come Rain or Come Shine Arlen, Mercer 4:55
18 Apple Core Mulligan 4:16
19 Go Home Mulligan, Webster 5:55
20 As Catch Can Mulligan 6:38
21 Young Blood Mulligan 5:21
22 Blueport Farmer 10:06

23 Blueport Farmer 10:57
24 Body and Soul Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour 5:44
25 Black Nightgown Mandel 4:07
26 Come Rain or Come Shine Arlen, Mercer 5:35
27 Lady Chatterley's Mother Cohn 6:15
28 Let My People Be Mulligan 8:03
29 All About Rosie Russell 9:46
30 Weep McFarland 6:02
31 I Know, Don't Know How Mulligan 5:24
32 Chuggin' McFarland, Mulligan 4:46
33 Summer's Over Holliday, Mulligan 4:35
34 Israel Carisi 3:10

35 Little Rock Getaway Sullivan 3:06
36 Ballad Mulligan 4:16
37 Big City Life Brookmeyer 5:23
38 Big City Blues Brookmeyer 5:44
39 My Kinda Love Alter, Trent 3:55
40 Pretty Little Gypsy McFarland 3:37
41 Bridgehampton South McFarland 4:27
42 Bridgehampton Strut McFarland 3:56
43 Chant Mulligan 3:35
44 Ballad [alternate take] Mulligan 4:28
45 Bridgehampton South [alternate take] McFarland 5:13
46 Bridgehampton Strut [alternate take] McFarland 3:51

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Neil Young - Trans (1982)

Neil Young - Trans (1982)
rock | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover |300MB
Geffen | RAR +5% recovery
Review (AMG)
When it was released, Trans was Neil Young's most baffling album. He had employed a vocoder to synthesize his voice on five of the album's nine tracks, resulting in disembodied singing, the lyrics nearly impossible to decipher without the lyric sheet.[cut]
And even when you read the words, "Computer Age," "We R in Control," "Transformer Man," "Computer Cowboy," and "Sample and Hold" seemed like a vague mishmash of high-tech jargon. Later, Young would reveal that some of the songs expressed a theme of attempted communication with his disabled son, and in that context, lines like "I stand by you" and "So many things still left to do/But we haven't made it yet" seemed clearer. But the vocoder, which robbed Young's voice of its dynamics and phrasing, still kept the songs from being as moving as they were intended to be. And despite the crisp dance beats and synthesizers, the music sounded less like new Kraftwerk than like old Devo. A few more conventional Young songs (left over from an earlier rejected album) seemed out of place. Trans had a few good songs, notably "Sample and Hold" (which seemed to be about a computer dating service for robots), a remake of "Mr. Soul," and "Like an Inca" (an intended cross between "Like a Hurricane" and "Cortez the Killer"?), but on the whole it was an idea that just didn't work.

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16 November, 2009


Gerry Mulligan 1992 - Re-Birth Of The Cool

Gerry Mulligan 1992 - Re-Birth Of The Cool (GRP)
jazz | 1CD | EACRip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover
GRP records | RAR +5% recovery | 320 MB

01 - Israel.flac
02 - Deception.flac
03 - Move.flac
04 - Rouge.flac
05 - Rocker.flac
06 - Godchild.flac
07 - Moon Dreams.flac
08 - Venus De Milo.flac
09 - Budo.flac
10 - Boplicity.flac
11 - Darn That Dream.flac
12 - Jeru.flac


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12 November, 2009


Astor Piazzolla - Suite Punta del Este (1982&84)

Astor Piazzolla - Suite Punta del Este (1982&84)
classical | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover | 220MB
Personality | RAR +5% recovery

This is one of the most interesting CD's available of music by the great Argentinean composer, Astor Piazzolla, being the only recorded version in existence of his 17 minutes long "Suite Punta Del Este".
Those of us who have seen the excellent Terry Gilliam movie, 12 monkeys, might recall the eerie musical piece which opens the movie, and is apparent throughout the film. This is the first chapter of the suite, which, for those who haven't heard it, is not too dissimilar to the harsh Bandoneon line which follows the piano introduction in "Adios Nonino". I guess it's surprising that such a memorable piece is relatively unknown, but Piazzolla, being such a prolific composer, has seen fit to perform those compositions which were more suitable to his own "band" - being usually a quintet. Obviously, although this suite is one of his best compositions, he didn't find the time to record it again with a full orchestra.
The suite suffers here from both a poor recording, at least by today's western world standards, and a less than able orchestra. However, as this is the only recording of the suite available, we can say it's also the best...
Apart for the suite, this CD also contains other pieces played live by Piazzolla on several occasions. One of the most notable of these being "Chin chin", which is dedicated to the sharks Astor used to fish in the ocean. A brave man indeed!
This is an important CD which is recommended for all lovers of Piazzolla. We can only thank Mr. Gilliam for directing such a good film (although inferior to Marker's original: "La Jetee"), and for deciding to use this less known composition by Piazzolla.

1. Adios Nonino
2. Mumuki
3. Verano Porteno
4. Chin Chin
5. Libertango
6. Suite Punta del Este: Introduccion
7. Suite Punta del Este: Fuga
8. Suite Punta del Este: Coral

Piazzolla (Astor) - bandoneon
Ziegler (Pablo) - piano
Suarez Paz (Fernando) - violin
Lopez Ruiz (Oscar) - guitar
Console (Hector) - bass

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11 November, 2009


Pepper Adams 1983 - Conjuration_Fat Tuesday's Session

Pepper Adams 1983 - Conjuration_Fat Tuesday's Session
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 485MB
Reservoir Music

This 1983 live set, recorded at Fat Tuesday's in New York City finds Pepper Adams leading a quintet with Kenny Wheeler on brass, Hank Jones on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Now that he's recorded with Hank Jones, Adams has gone on record as a leader/co-leader with all three of the Jones brothers - the other two being Thad Jones ("Mean What You Say"), and Elvin Jones ("Encounter").

Track Listing
2.Alone Together
3.Diabolique II
4.Claudette's Way
5.Dylan's Delight
6.Dr. Deep
7.Old Ballad
8.Quittin' Time


Tibetan Buddhism Tantras of Gyuto (1972)

Tibetan Buddhism Tantras of Gyuto (1972)
world | 1cd | eac rip |flac-cue-log | cover | 305MB
Very rare chant of vajra meditation.
Review by Eugene Chadbourne (AMG)
Maybe the music itself just wasn't mysterious enough for the Nonesuch label, so on a subsequent reissue of this title all that was reissued was the title itself, but the recording featured is actually different than the material that was included on this, the original album version. Major recorded documentation took place in Bhutan in both the early '60s and early '70s; when producer David Lewiston actually did his recording of these Gyuto monks is not something the busy producer of world music recordings seems to have wanted to share with his audience, not even as a reward for squinting at the liner notes. The sloppiness of the vinyl pressing did nothing to help this particular series of releases, which were first of all mastered with an extremely wide dynamic range, then pressed on the el cheapo side, because after all, this was a budget label. Thus both a pristine copy and one wedged out from the bottom of the used-record pile will no doubt have a supply of surface noise that will seriously compete with the extended chanting and beautiful held notes of the monks, although nothing -- that is, nothing -- will drown out the clattering handheld cymbals accompanied by brief bass drum thumps. Even in ideal circumstances the volume contrast between the cymbals and the voices will be bothersome to some listeners, although one can't imagine the producer having altered it in any way. These two extended pieces are intense and absorbing, although these collections lack the excitement of the Lyrichord and Baren Reiter series.

1. Sangwa Dupa 41:37
2. Mahakala 18:33

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Gerry Mulligan - What Is There To Say (1959)

Gerry Mulligan - What Is There To Say (1959)
jazz | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover
Columbia/Legacy | RAR +5% recovery | 300MB

Review (AMG):
The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.

Track listing
1. "What Is There to Say?" – 4:03
2. "Just in Time" – 4:11
3. "News from Blueport" – 5:03
4. "Festive Minor" – 6:14
5. "As Catch Can" – 3:54
6. "My Funny Valentine" – 4:06
7. "Blueport" – 8:47
8. "Utter Chaos" – 4:23

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10 November, 2009


Bartok 1920-45 - Bartok At The Piano 6cd

Bartok 1920-45 - Bartok At The Piano 6cd
classical | 6CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover 
Hungaroton | RAR +5% recovery | 1600 MB

Bartok Bela play the piano! rec: 1920-45

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Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (1972)

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (1972)
contemporary | 2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover | 420MB
Mantra | rec. 1971 & 72 | RAR +5% recovery

Persian Surgery Dervishes is a minimalist recording of two live solo concerts, the first held in Los Angeles on (18 April 1971) and the second in Paris on (24 May 1972), by avant-garde minimalist composer Terry Riley.
The two very different performances of the same composition "Persian Surgery Dervishes" are meant to show the importance of improvisation in Riley's music. Riley plays a modified Yamaha electric organ tuned in just intonation.
The original double-record version was released by legendary French label Shandar, then republished by Mantra Records, first, and Dunya Records later. There existed also a single-record version, also on Shandar, containing just the Paris concert, which had been sponsored by the label itself.
Parts of this album served as soundtrack for a French film released in 1973, named "La chute d'un corps" and directed by a renowned French columnist, fr:Michel Polac.

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Tabla Beat Science - Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove (2002)

Tabla Beat Science - Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove (2002)
world | 2cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 725MB

What do you get when you mix tablas and turntables? One answer is Tabla Beat Science. This double-CD live effort proves that Indian classical and modern electronic-based music can cohabitate, particularly when the talented likes of tabla great Zakir Hussain and sarangi player Ustad Sultan Khan (both exponents of Indian classical music) combine with bassist Bill Laswell, drummer Karsh Kale (both involved in modern world music fusions), and several other guests.
Laswell is an expert at organizing these kinds of musical mash-ups, but he's done something special here: his dubby bass lines sound great next to hyperpercussive tabla beats, and the voices of Khan and rising Ethiopian siren Gigi meld together particularly well on such tracks as "Nafeken" and "Mengedege." The tunes here are more jam-oriented than on the group's studio album Tala Matrix, but this only further illuminates the trancelike quality that brings these different schools together. Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove is a prime example of what can be accomplished with an open mind and formidable musical skills.

01 - Taaruf
02 - Sacred Channel
03 - Nafekeń
04 - Ap Ke Baras
05 - Magnetic Dub
01 - Satellite (Show Me The Worth Of The World)
02 - Tala Matrix
03 - Trajic
04 - Mengedegna
05 - Devotional Dub


09 November, 2009


Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Konserthuset Stockholm (1960)

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Konserthuset Stockholm (1960)
jazz | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | cover | 410MB
Giants of Jazz | rec. 1960 | RAR +5% recovery

Live March 22, 1960
Miles davis - John Coltrane - Winton kelly - Paul Chambers - Jimmy Cobb

01 - So What
02 - Fran-Dance
03 - All Blues, The Theme
04 - On Green Dolphin Street
05 - Walkin', The Theme

playing time:70'49"

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Keith Jarrett - Life Between The Exit Signs (1967)

Life Between the Exit Signs was recorded on May 4, 1967 at Atlantic Recording studios, New York City. It was released April 1, 1968, under the record label Vortex, a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. It is a collaboration of esteemed pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Charlie Haden and established drummer Paul Motian.

Although this was his debut leading album, Keith Jarrett's playing had a profound effect upon the world of jazz. His unique playing style, first truly exhibited here, was to make him one of the most famous jazz pianists of all time, influencing much of the experimental jazz of the 80s and 90s. It was also the beginning of a long lasting relationship with Paul Motian.
The tracks on the album are heavily inluenced by Ornette Coleman and Bill Evans, Jarrett having long been an admirer of both; and Haden having played with Coleman and Motian having played with Evans.

1. "Lisbon Stomp" - 6:06
2. "Love No. 1" - 6:17
3. "Love No. 2" - 4:32
4. "Everything I Love" - 4:33
5. "Margot" - 3:45
6. "Long Time Gone (But Not Withdrawn)" - 4:55
7. "Life between the Exit Signs" - 6:53
8. "Church Dreams" - 6:17

* Keith Jarrett - piano
* Charlie Haden - double-bass
* Paul Motian - drums

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