Friday, February 24, 2012

Deodato 2


Year : 1973
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz, Latin
Style : Jazz Rock, Smooth Jazz

Eumir Deodato featuring his fantastic sideman John Tropea, the young bassist Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham and Hubert Laws (flute). Deep Grooves and Jazz Rock sound (Super Strut & Skyscrapers) embellished by horns & strings section including Garnett Brown & Wayne Andre (trombone), Alan Rubin & Jon Faddis (trumpet & flugelhorn), Charles McCracken (cello). Arranged and conducted by Deodato, produced by Creed Taylor, recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder.

The Rhythm Section :

Eumir Deodato_keyboards
John Tropea_guitar
Stanley Clarke_bass
Billy Cobham & Rick Marota_drums

01. Nights In White Satin (Justin Hayward)
02. Pavane For A Dead Princess (Maurice Ravel)
03. Skyscrapers
04. Super Strut
05. Rhapsody In Blue (George Gershwin)

Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (Original Soundtrack)



Year : 1969
Label : Warner
Genre : Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk

First album after left Blue Note of Herbie Hancock where he turned to Soul Music and started his Jazz Funk style period. A part of this album was done for special episode Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert from the cartoon Fat Albert and Cosby Kids broadcast TV show. Ten years after, he recorded another version of Tell Me A Bedtime Story for Kimko Kasai on Butterfly. The formation features notable musicians as Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Albert "Tootie" Heath or Garnett Brown. All selections written & arranged by Herbie Hancock and recorded at sudio Rudy Van Gelder.

Herbie Hancock_piano, electric piano
Buster Williams_bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath_drums
Joe Henderson_flute, tenor saxophone
Garnett Brown_trombone
Johnny Coles_trumpet, flugelhorn

01. Wiggle Waggle
02. Fat Mama
03. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
04. Oh! Oh! Here He Comes
05. Jessica
06. Fat Albert Rotunda
07. Lil' Brother

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings


Year : 1975
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Jazz Rock

The drummer Billy Cobam recorded eight LPs for Atlantic between 1973 to 1977. Here, one of essential album representative of his Jazz Funk Fusion work featuring John Scofield and the Breckers Brothers who collaborated with Billy since the Dreams LP (1969). Most of the tracks demonstrate a high speed drumming technic with powerful solo of Cobham and huge level of Funk attitude. Titles include future Jazz Funk standard Some Skunk Funk by Randy Brecker, Sorcery by Keith Jarrett, Thinking Of You by Alex Blake and four composed by Billy Cobham as the exciting title track.

Billy Cobham_drums
Alex Blake_bass
John Scofield_guitar
Milcho Leviev_keyboards
Michael Brecker_saxophone
Randy Brecker_trumpet
Glenn Ferris_trombone

01. Panhandler
02. Sorcery
03. A Funky Thide Of Sings
04. Thinking Of You
05. Some Skunk Funk
06. Light At The End Of The Tunnel
07. A Funky Kind Of Thing
08. Moody Modes

Serge Gainsbourg - L'Homme A Tête De Chou


Year : 1976
Label : Philips
Genre : Rock
Style : Pop, Avantgarde

The fourth and last concept album after Histoire De Mélodie Nelson, Vu De L'exterieur (1973) and Rock Around The Bunker (1975). It's likewise the final collaboration of Serge Gainsbourg with british arranger/keyboardist, Alan Hawkshaw and the associated line-up. As his previous albums, Serge Gainsbourg combines Rock Avant-garde with poetry and music instilled by his predecessors as evidenced the reggae tune, Ma Lou Marilou, which was inspired by a passage from Ludwig van Beethoven' Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57. All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg & arranged by Alan Hawkshaw, recorded at Mercury studios in London & Paris.

Alan Hawkshaw_keyboards, synthesizer
Brian Odgers_bass
Dougie Wright_drums
Alan Parker & Judd Proctor_ electric guitar, accoustic guitar
Jim Lawless_percussions
Claire Torry, Jean Hawker, Kay Garner_vocals

01. L’homme A Tête De Chou
02. Chez Max Coiffeur Pour Hommes
03. Marilou Reggae
04. Transit A Marilou
05. Flash Forward
06. Aéroplanes
07. Premiers Symptômes
08. Ma Lou Marilou
09. Variations Sur Marilou
10. Meurtre A L’extincteur
11. Marilou Sous La Neige
12. Lunatic Asylum


Ron Carter - Blues Farm


Year : 1973
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Fusion
Website : Roncater.net

The first of five series albums recorded for CTI between 1973 and 1976 featuring some of the best New York studio musicians : the Carter's deep groove is reinforced by the presence Billy Cobham, Bob James, Richard Tee, Hubert Laws, Ralph MacDonald of a line-up formed around . Produced by Creed Taylor, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, arranged and conducted by Ron Carter. All compositions by Ron carter except Django (John Lewis).

Ron Carter_piccolo bass
Billy Cobham_drums
Hubert Laws_flute
Richard Tee & Bob James_electric piano
Ralph McDonald_percussions
Sam Brown & Gene Bertoncini_electric guitar

01. Blues Farm
02. A Small Ballad
03. Django
05. A Hymn For Him
06. Two-Beat Johnson
07. R2, M1

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Grant Green - Alive!


Year : 1970
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk

Amazing live performance recorded at the Cliche Lounge in New Jersey by the emblematic jazz fusion guitarist. Grant Green continues his "funky" route, strongly influenced by James Brown, started from his previous album "Green Is Beautiful", with the same formation, namely, Idris Muhammad, Claude Bartee & Earl Neal Creque plus organist Ronnie Foster. Titles include crossover Jazz & powerful Soul grooves, the Funk classics "Let The Music Take Your Mind" & "Sookie, Sookie" (cover songs of Kool & the Gang and Don Covay), and the Lalo Schifrin's Down Here On The Ground sampled by ATCQ (Vibes And Stuff). 

Grant Green_guitar
Claude Bartee_saxophone
Earl Neal Creque & Ronnie Foster_organ
Idris Muhammad_drums
Joseph Armstrong_congas 
William Bivens_vibes

01. Let The Music Take Your Mind
02. Time To Remember
03. Sookie, Sookie
04. Down Here On The Ground

Deodato - Prelude


Year : 1972
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz, Latin
Style : Jazz Rock, Smooth Jazz

Prelude is the first of three albums (including a live) recorded for CTI by keyboardist Eumir Deodato This LP is best known for Also Sprach Zarathustra suite, an arrangement of the part 1 (Introduction, or Sunrise) from Richard Strauss' tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra op.30. Titles also include Baubles, Bangles And Beats exctract from the B'Way Show KismetPrelude To Afternoon Of A Faun by french composer Claude Debussy and September 13 by Cobham & Deodato. It features incredible talents as John TropeaJay Berliner, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham percussionists Airto Moreira & Ray Barretto. A fusion album mixing Jazz Rock, Latin grooves and brazilian beats. Produced by Creed Taylor, arranged & conducted by Deodato and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.

Eumir Deodato_keyboards
John Tropea_electric guitar
Jay Berliner_accoustic guitar
Ron Carter & Stanley Clarke_bass
Billy Cobham_drums
Airto Moreira & Ray Barretto_percussion
Hubert Laws & Romeo Penque_flute
Wayne Andre_trombone

01. Also Sprach Zarathustra
02. Spirit Of Summer
03. Carly & Carole
04. Baubles, Bangles And Beads (from The B'Way Show Kismet)
05. Prelude To Afternoon Of A Faun
06. September 13

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo' 70


Year : 1970
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Afro Cuban Jazz

Mongo Santamaria was a famous prolific Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban performer who collaborated in the fifties with the greatest as Tito Puente or Cal Tjader. Mongo' 70 is a Crossover Jazz project created by Mongo in collaboration with arranger Earl Neal Creque which mixing Rhythm & Blues and Pop with Cuban rhythms. It features a large group of cuban percussionists, strings section and Big Band Horns conducted by Marty Sheller. Titles include Windjammer (played also by Grant Green), Havana' mood Abolo Criollo and Grass RootsOn Yesterday's Tomorrow & Mo' Do' it should be noted the participation of studio guitarist Eric Gale. All tracks composed & arranged by Earl Neal Creque except March Of The Panther by Sonny Henry, Night Crawler by Charles Williamson, Grass Roots by Marty Sheller and Dedicated To Love by Jon Hart. Produced by Joel Dorn.

Mongo Santamaria_congas, bongos
Julio Colazzo, Osvaldo Martinez, Pelayo Diaz_percussion
Angel Allende_timbales, percussion
Earl Neal Creque_piano, electric piano
Eric Gale & Sonny Henry_guitar
Jon Hart_bass
Jimmy Johnson_drums
Charles Williamson_cornet
Grant Reed_tenor saxophone, flute
Trevor Lawrence_baritone saxophone
Israel Gonzalez_trumpet
Roger Glenn_vibes, flute

01. Windjammer
02. Yesterday's Tomorrow
03. March Of The Panther
04. Look Away
05. Night Crawler
06. The Whistler
07. Adobo Criollo
08. Mo' Do'
09. Grass Roots
10. Dedicated To Love

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marcos Valle - Samba '68


Year : 1968
Label : Verve
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova

A nice set of Brazilian beats pop & easy listenning, from Bossa Nova to Samba performed by one Brazilian music genius Marcos Valle. Especially released for US with english lyrics, Samba '68 is his unique recording for Verve label, it features Valle' family,  his wife Anamaria and his brother Paulo Sérgio plus DeodatoClaudio Slon, Walter Wanderley and others brillant musicians all surrounded by strings orchestra. This album include one of Valle's biggest hit and Bossa Nova standard Summer Samba also known as So Nice. Most of the tracks are composed by the trio Ray Gilbert/Marcos Valle/Paulo Sérgio Valle and arranged by Eumir Deodato. Recorded at Columbia Studios in New York for Verve.

Marcos Valle_vocal, guitar
Anamaria Valle_vocals
Walter Wanderley_organ
Claudio Slon_drums

01. The Answer
02. Crickets Sing For Anamaria
03. So Nice (Summer Samba)
04. Chup, Chup, I Got Away
05. If You Went Away
06. Pepino Beach
07. She Told Me, She Told Me
08. It's Time To Sing
09. Batucada
10. The Face I Love
11. Safely In Your Arms

LISTEN SAMPLE

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Yoshio Suzuki - Friends


Year : 1973
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Hard Bop, Modal

The great first solo album by one of most important japanese bass player (with Isao Suzuki) featuring the great inspirations of Kohsuke MineTakehiro Honda & special guest Hideo Miyata. Before to moving to New York in 1973, Yoshio was the bass chair for Sadao Watanabe and in the Masabumi Kikuchi groups, played with Yoshiaki Masuo (24 & Winds Of Barcelona), Kimiko Kasai (What's New & Satin Doll) and was sideman for pianist Takehiro Honda from 1969 to 1973. In US, he worked for Stan Getz as his regular bassist, for Art Blakey and his Jazz MessengersSonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, and Chet Baker. Furthermore, during 1999 to 2001, he was a member of the Yuji Ohno Trio for the Lupin The 3rd JAZZ serie on Lupin The Third Jazz, The 2nd The 3rd (Funky & Pop). Titles include only compositions of Yoshio Suzuki.

Yoshio Suzuki_bass
Kohsuke Mine_saxophones
Takehiro Honda_piano
Hiroshi Murakami_drums
Hideo Miyata_flute & joins

01. Friends
02. The Past
03. Burning Point
04. K's Waltz
05. Samba De Chico

LISTEN SAMPLE

Walter Wanderley - Rain Forrest


Year : 1966
Label : Verve
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova

Arranger for brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, Walter Wanderley was wellknown for his distinctive staccato style with the Hammond B3 organ. Wanderley plays here the hits that made famous Bossa Nova in the world, from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Marcos Valle, Djalma Ferreira or poet Vincius De Moraes. It features american studio musicians as Urbie Green, John Grimm, Bucky PizzarelliBobby Rosengarden. All tracks arranged by Walter Wanderley and recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder. Produced by Creed Taylor for Verve.

Walter Wanderley_organ
Bucky Pizzarelli_guitar
Bobby Rosengarden_percussion
Joe Grimm_flute
Urbie Green_trombone

01. Summer Samba
02. It's Easy To Say Goodbye
03. Cried, Cried
04. Rain
05. The Girl From Ipanema
06. Beloved Melancholy
07. Taste Of Sadness
08. Beach Samba
09. Call Me
10. Cry Out Your Sadness
11. The Great Love
12. Song Of The Jet

Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper


Year : 1968
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz

In the continuity of Mr. Shing-A-Ling and the famous Alligator Boogaloo, Midnight Creeper embraced again the Funk style. Lou Donaldson Quintet featuring Blue Mitchell, Lonnie Smith, George Benson and Idris Muhammad where Lonnie adds his contribution (he co-written the title track with Lou) and George show us his great guitar skill in a mix up of Hard Bop improvisations & Soul Jazz served by funky arrangements. Titles include all compositions of Lou Donaldson except Love Power by Teddy Van, Bag of Jewels by Lonnie Liston Smith (the other jazz organist) & Dapper Dan by Harold Ousley. Recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder.

Lou Donaldson_altosaxophone
Blue Mitchell_cornet & trumpet
Lonnie Smith_organ
George Benson_guitar
Idris Muhammad_drums

01. Midnight Creeper
02. Love Power
03. Elizabeth
04. Bag of Jewels
05. Dapper Dan

Jun Fukamachi - Spiral Steps


Year : 1976
Label : Kitty
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Fusion, Space Age
   
Space Age Funk, Crossover & Electronic Jazz with the KORG synthesizer in showcase, the first collaboration for Jun Fukamachi with the Breckers Brothers. The line-up is reinforced by others americans and japanese musicians featuring Barry Rogers, Anthony Jackson, his long time friend and sideman Shuici Ponta Murakami, Akira Okazawa & special guest Jake H. Conception. Titles include the funky disco tracks In The Holiday Groove (feat. Jake H. Conception) & Taft 1082, Spiral Steps and the Jazz Rock suite, Scoto Phonobine. All tracks composed & arranged by Jun Fukamachi.

Jun Fukamachi_keyboards
Shuici Ponta Murakami_drums 
Akira Okazawa, Ray Ohara & Anthony Jackson_bass
Randy Brecker_trumpet
Barry Rogers_trombone
Jake H.Conception, Michael Brecker & Lou Marini_tenor saxophone 

01. In The Holiday Groove
02. Taft 1082
03. Spiral Steps
04. Scoto Phonobine Type-I
05. Scoto Phonobine Type-II
06. Scoto Phonobine Type-III

LISTEN SAMPLE

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Freddie Hubbard - Black Angel


Year : 1970
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Fusion, Free, Hard Bop

His last album (the fourth) for Atlantic Records recorded in 1969 and introducing the fusion period of Freddie Hubbard. The line-up feature incredible quintet with Louis Hayes, Reggie Workman (bassist for John Coltrane), the young Kenny Barron has his beginnings, James Spaulding and cuban player Carlos Potato Valdes. Titles include free improvisations, Miles Davis' influence (Bitches Brew), avant garde Jazz (Spacetrack), original composition of Kenny Barron (The Black Angel), the Modal Coral Keys by Walter Bishop Jr., Post Bop and Soul Jazz (Gittin' Down). All tracks composed by Freddie Hubbard except those mentionned.

Freddie Hubbard_trumpet
Kenny Barron_piano & electric piano
Reggie Workman_bass
Louis Hayes_drums
Jimmy Spaulding_alto saxophone & flute
Carlos "Potato" Valdes_congas & maracas

01. Spacetrack
02. Eclipse
03. The Black Angel
04. Gittin' Down
05. Coral Keys

Sadao Watanabe - California Shower


Year : 1978
Label : Flying Disk/JVC
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Fusion
Website :  Sadao.com

Recorded at the famous Record Plant studios in Los Angeles, this is an emblematic album of the Sadao Watanabe Jazz Funk period which brings together various styles from Caribbean & African music to Smooth Jazz. For California Shower, Sadao surrounded himself by greats jazzmen from the american Fusion scene featuring Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey and in particular Dave Grusin  main contributor of the Sadao's Jazz Funk orientation, who already worked on several of his previous albums. All tracks arranged by Dave Grusin.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone, sopranino, flute
Dave Grusin_keyboards
Lee Ritenour_guitar
Chuck Rainey_bass
Harvey Mason_drums
Paulinho Da Costa_percussions
Oscar Brashear_trumpet
George Bohanon_trombone
Ernie Watts_tenor saxophone

01. California Shower
02. Duo-Creatics
03. Desert Ride
04. Seventh High
05. Turning Pages Of Wind
06. Ngoma Party
07. My Country

Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground


Year : 1969
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Rock

The Jazz Rock gem, Memphis Underground, recorded by flutist Herbie Mann in the late sixties for Atlantic Records, is one of the best-selling Jazz album of all time. After several Bossa Nova albums such as the brilliant Do The Bossa Nova released in 1962 and featuring some finest brazilian musicians, Herbie pays tribute to the Rhythm&Blues music from the south of US. He's evolves with the famous Memphis Rhythm Section supported by the energetic vibes of Roy Ayers & electric echos of Larry Coryell plus the presence of guest bassist Miroslav Vitous. Titles include his own composition Memphis Underground (a tribute to the city), New Orleans, the Soul covers from Stax, Hold On, I'm Comin by Sam & Dave (written by Isaac Hayes) & the classic Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools, the traditional Battle Hymn Of The Republic arranged by Herbie.

Herbie Mann_flute
Roy Ayers_vibes & congas
Mike Leech & Tommy Cogbill_bass
Larry CoryellReggie Young Sonny Sharrock_guitar
Bobby Emmons_organ
Bobby Wood_keyboards
Gene Christman_drums

01. Memphis Underground
02. New Orleans
03. Hold On, I'm Comin'
04. Chain Of Fools
05. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Robert Charlebois - Charlebois (Fu Man Chu)


Year : 1972
Label : Barclay
Genre : Rock
Style : Pop, Psychedelic Pop

A timeless album of Robert Charlebois, his first LP signed for the french label Barclay recorded at RCA studio in Montréal, after seven years on Québecois label Gamma. Subtitled 'Fu Man Chu' which refers to the character created in 1912 by Sax Rohmer in the title song, it likewise represent the sixth & last album of his psychedelic period. Titles include the fancy mexican song Conception & the psychedelic suite Fu Man Chu. All music & lyrics by Robert Charlebois except those mentionned, recorded By Dave Green & Jules Perrotte.

  • Fu Man Chu is divided in three parts : the first  & second parts written by Claude Gagnon while Chu D'dans (interlude) is written by Michel Sabourin 

Robert Charlebois_vocal, guitar & electric piano
Marcel Beauchamp_electric piano & lead guitar 
Bill Gagnon_bass 
Michel Seguin_congas 
Michel Robidoux_acoustic guitar & twelve-string guitar 
Christian St-Roch_drums & organ
Terry King_violin

01. Trouvez Mieux
02. Conception
03. Le Mur Du Son
04. Fais-toi Z'en Pas
05. Fu Man Chu

George Benson - Bad Benson


Year : 1974
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

Bad Benson is a collection of different kind music choices as smooth and straight ahead jazz designed by George Benson, associated to Phil Upchurch collaboration and featuring rhythm section featuring Ron Carter, Steve Gadd and Kenny Barron surrounded by brass band plus strings ensemble. Titles include the funky variation of the jazz standard Take Five by Paul Desmond, two compositions of Phil Upchurch (No Sooner Said Than Done & Full Compass) and two of George (My Latin Brother & The Changing World) all arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky. Recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder, produced by Creed Taylor for CTI.

George Benson_guitar
Phil Upchurch_guitar, electric bass, percussion
Ron Carter_bass
Kenny Barron_piano
Steve Gadd_drums

01. Take Five
02. Summer Wisher, Winter Dreams (J.Mandel/A. & M. Bergman)
03. My Latin Brother
04. No Sooner Said Than Done
05. Full Compass
06. The Changing World

Larry Coryell - Spaces


Year : 1969
Label : Vanguard
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock

One of the greatest Jazz Rock album ever made in the early Fusion Jazz period. A musical guitar project with some jazz improvisations and Gypsy style, around guitarists Larry Coryell & John McLaughlin. For support, they surrounded by the future masters of the discipline, Billy Cobham (drums), Chick Corea (electric piano), Miroslav Vitous (bass).

01. Spaces (Infinite)
02. Rene's Theme
03. Gloria's Step
04. Wrong Is Right
05. Chris
06. New Year's Day In Los Angeles - 1968

Serge Gainsbourg - Anna (Original Soundtrack)


Year : 1967
Label : Philips
Genre : Rock, Stage & Screen
Style : Pop

Anna is the seventh album of Serge Gainsbourg, the original soundtrack from the french musical comedy movie made by Pierre Koralnik. Unnoticed at the time, Anna has since been rehabilitated three decades later in England who discovered it. All lyrics and compositions by Serge Gainsbourg, voices by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Brialy and Anna Karina, orchestra conducted by Michel Colombier, arrangements by Michel Colombier.

01. Sous le soleil exactement (orchestre)
02. Sous le soleil exactement
03. C'est la cristallisation comme dit Stendhal
04. Pas mal, pas mal du tout
05. J'étais fait pour les sympathies
06. Photographes et religieuses
07. Rien, rien, j'disais ça comme ça
08. Un jour comme un autre
09. Boomerang
10. Un poison violent c'est ça l'amour
11. De plus en plus, de moins en moins
13. Ne dis rien
14. Pistolet Jo
15. G. I. Jo
16. Je n'avais qu'un seul mot à lui dire

Wes Montgomery - Tequila


Year : 1966
Label : Verve
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Smooth Jazz

One of most popular Wes Montgomery' album with Straight Ahead jazz associated to some latin beats, the beautiful guitar arrangements of Wes with a great combo featuring Ron Carter, Ray Barretto, Grady Tate all surrounded by strings. Titles include the famous Tequila, pop cover of Bacharach, What The World Needs Now Is Love, the classic from Bossa Nova How Insensitive by Jobim and two own compositions by Wes (Bumpin' On Sunset & The Thumb). All tracks produced by Creed Taylor, recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder and arranged by Claus Ogerman.
  
Wes Montgomery_guitar
Ron Carter_bass
Ray Barretto_congas
Grady Tate_drums
George Devens_vibes
   
01. Tequila
02. Little Child (Daddy Dear)
03. What The World Needs Now Is Love
04. The Big Hurt
05. Bumpin' On Sunset
06. How Insensitive (Aka Insensatez)
07. The Thumb
08. Midnight Mood

Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova


Year : 1963
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova

Herbie Mann surrounded by some best Bossa Nova players featuring the Sergio Mendes' Bossa Bova Rio Group. Titles include the classics One Note Samba by Jobim, jazz satndard Clifford Brown' Blues Walk and one Herbie Mann contribution with Bossa Velha. All tracks  arranged and conducted by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Herbie Mann_flute, alto flute 
Antonio Carlos Jobim_vocals, piano
Paulo Moura_alto saxophone
Pedro Paulo_trumpet
Sergio Mendes & Luis Carlos Vinhas_piano
Baden Powell & Durval Ferreira_guitar
Octavio Bailly Jr._bass 
Dom Um Romano_drums

01. Deve Ser Amor
02. Menina Feia
03. Amor Em Paz
04. Voce E Eu
05. One Note Samba
06. Blues Walk
07. Consolacao
08. Bossa Velha

Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes


Year : 1966
Label : Verve
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Hard Bop

Duet album by Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery recorded for Verve, during the same session as The Dynamic Duo with the same line-up. The group features Grady Tate & Ray Barretto plus Big Band horns conducted by Oliver Nelson on Milestones including Ernie Royal (trumpet), Phil WoodJerome Richarson (woodwind) and guest bassist Richard Davis. Titles include Wes Montgomery' O.G.D., Miles Davis' Milestones and Mellow Mood by Jimmy Smith. Produced by Creed Taylor.

Jimmy Smith_organ
Wes Montgomery_guitar
Ray Barretto_percussion
Grady Tate_drums

01. King of the Road
02. Maybe September
03. O.G.D. (aka Road Song)
04. Call Me
05. Milestones
06. Mellow Mood
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...