16.07.2011 г.

Al Jarreau - 1977 - Look To The Rainbow (Live recorded in Europe)

Al Jarreau - 1977 - Look To The Rainbow (Live recorded in Europe)
Singer Al Jarreau's album, Look to the Rainbow, is easily the most jazz-oriented of all of his Warner Bros. recordings. Cut shortly before Jarreau permanently switched to a more mundane version of R&B, these performances feature him as a brilliant scat singer (able to emulate practically any instrument) and a superior ballad interpreter. Unfortunately, Al Jarreau essentially started on top, artistically speaking, and has since been intent on emphasizing potential commercial appeal over any possible innovations or chance-taking.

Recorded live in Europe between January and February 1977.

Al Jarreau (vocals), 
Tom Canning (keyboards), 
Lynn Blessing (vibraphone), 
Abraham Laboriel (bass), 
Joe Correro (drums).

12.07.2011 г.

Steve Grossman - 1977 - Born At The Same Time

Steve Grossman - 1977 - Born At The Same Time
Release Date: 1977
Recording Date: Nov 25, 1977
Label: Owl

Steve Grossman - Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Patrice Caratini - Bass
Michel Graillier - Piano
Daniel Humair - Drums

5 - March Nineteen

17.04.2011 г.

Jan Garbarek - 1973 - Witchi-Tai-To

Jan Garbarek - 1973 - Witchi-Tai-To

ECM 1974

Jan Garbarek - tenor & soprano saxophones
Bobo Stenson - piano
Palle Danielsson - bass
Jon Christensen - drums

3.02.2011 г.

Pete La Roca - 1965 - Basra

Pete La Roca - Basra
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 5/19/1965

Pete La Roca - drums
Steve Swallow - bass
Steve Kuhn - piano
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone

"It is strange to realize that drummer Pete La Roca only led two albums during the prime years of his career, for this [LP] reissue of his initial date is a classic. La Roca's three originals ("Basra," which holds one's interest despite staying on one chord throughout, the blues "Candu," and the complex "Tears Come From Heaven") are stimulating but it is the other three songs that really bring out the best playing in the quartet (which is comprised of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Steve Kuhn, and bassist Steve Swallow in addition to La Roca). "Malaguena" is given a great deal of passion, Swallow's "Eiderdown" (heard in its initial recording) receives definitive treatment, and the ballad "Lazy Afternoon" is both haunting and very memorable; Henderson's tone perfectly fits that piece."
Scott Yanow, All Music

01 - Malaguena
02 - Candu
03 - Tears Come From Heaven
04 - Basra
05 - Lazy Afternoon
06 - Eiderdown