28.06.2009 г.

German Funk Fieber Vol. 2

01. Siegfried Schwab - High Snobiety
02. Malcolm’s Locks - Get Up Stand Up
03. Orchestra And Chorus Les Humphries – Mandrake
04. Lift - Wenn
07. Eric Thoener’s Sound Magazine - Speed Limit
08. Joy Fleming - Geld
09. Panta Rhei - Der Losverkäufer
10. Roland Kovac & The ORF Big Band - Operation Rose
11. Manfed Krug - Wenns Draußen Grün Wird
13. Kati Kovács - Sehnsucht
14. Memphis Black - Testify
15. Fredy Brock - Betwixt And Between
16. Don Anderson - Understanding
17. Jürgen Franke - Back Talk
18. Peter Thomas - Evening Air


24.06.2009 г.

German Funk Fieber Vol. 1

01 - Gus Brendel - Night Clipper
03 - Ken Aldin - Dark Alley
04 - Was Tun Band - Es Geht
05 - SWF Tanzorchester Rolf-Hans Mueller - Gate One
06 - Veit Marvos Red Point Orchestra - Family Affair
07 - Die Melon Men - Tuesday
08 - Martin Philippi Blues Band - I Got My Mojo Workin'
10 - The Rainbow Orchestra - La Avispa
11 - Dave Kamien Division - Watermelon Man
12 - Howard Carpendale - Du Hast Mich
13 - Hugo Strasser - Flashlights
14 - Peter Herbolzheimer - Rock-O-Mobile
15 - Heinz Kiessling Orchestra - Uptown
16 - Sandra Haas - Kleiner Mann
18 - Udo Lindenberg - Votan Wahnwitz

5.06.2009 г.

Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub

In the '90s, guitarist Jeff Golub's blend of jazz, R&B, and pop earned him a reputation for being one of the edgier, more tasteful players in the crossover jazz/NAC/smooth jazz field. Although some of Golub's recordings were played on smooth jazz stations extensively, he was quoted as saying that he refuses to play outright elevator music, and to be sure, Golub's solos give the impression that he is essentially a soul-jazz improviser at heart. The Ohio native (whose influences have included Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Lee Ritenour, and Larry Carlton, among others) is quite capable of playing straight-ahead bop; he certainly has the chops for it. However, Golub chose to focus on more commercial music and has a long résumé as a rock, pop, and R&B session player. He appreciates being compared to artists like David Sanborn, the Crusaders, Ronnie Laws, Joe Sample, and the late Grover Washington, Jr., that is, instrumentalists who can be commercial and groove-oriented but still have a jazz improviser's mentality.

01 - Pick Up The Pieces
02 - Stockholm Prelude
03 - Stockholm
04 - Gimmie Some
05 - That's The Way Of The World
06 - West Side Serenade
07 - Nightingale
09 - Atlanta Nights
10 - Just Goodbye
11 - Lucy, I'm Home
12 - Moon River


4.06.2009 г.

BWB - 2002 - Groovin'

WB stands for the first initials in the last names of Rick Braun (trumpet) , Kirk Whalum (soprano & tenor saxophones) , and Norman Brown (guitar).

Additional personnel includes:
Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocals)
Michael Campbell (guitar)
Ricky Peterson (Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards)
Christian McBride (bass)
Gregory Hutchinson (drums)
Bashiri Johnson (percussion)

BWB's (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown) debut album Groovin' harks back to a great '70s session vibe with a disc of classic covers given a Smooth Jazz groove, including The Radicals 'Groovin,' Booker T & The MGs 'Hip Hug Her,' Curtis Mayfield's 'Let's Do It Again,' The Isley Brothers 'It's Your Thing' and Parliament's 'Up For The Down Stroke.' The disc also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Warner. 2002.

Recorded at Capitol Studios, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

01 - Groovin'
02 - Brown Sugar
03 - Ruby Baby
04 - A Woman's Worth
05 - Hip Hug Her
06 - Mercy Mercy Mercy
07 - Let's Do It Again
08 - It's Your Thing
09 - Povo
10 - Up for the Down Stroke


2.06.2009 г.

Sharpshooters - 1996 - Choked Up

A collaboration between Seattle, WA, DJs Mr. Supreme (real name Danny Clavesilla) and Sureshot (real name Shane Hunt), the Sharpshooters produce sample-heavy down-tempo hip-hop and dance tracks. The pair released their first album, Buck the Saw, on their own Conception imprint in 1994. Two years later Shadow Records released Choked Up and garnered the duo considerable underground acclaim. A few singles followed, but it wasn't until 2003 that the Sharpshooters returned will a new full-length; Twice as Nice found the pair mixing live instruments into the already dense mix of samples and beats.

Link:Part 1

Link:Part 2