November 16, 2017

Gil Evans & Tadd Dameron - The Arranger's Touch


1. Remember (I. Berlin) (4:30)
2. Ella Speed (H. Ledbetter) (5:45)
3. Big Stuff (L. Bernstein) (4:56)
4. Nobody's Heart (R. Rogers - L. Hart) (4:31)
5. Just One Of Those Things (C. Porter) (4:29)
6. If You Could See Me Now (T. Dameron - C. Sigman) (4:20)
7. Jambangle (G. Evans) (5:02)
8. Philly J.J. (T. Dameron) (5:14)
9. Theme Of No Repeat (T. Dameron) (5:25)
10. Choose Now (take 2) (T. Dameron) (4:57)
11. Choose Now (take 1) (T. Dameron) (3:28)
12. Dial B For Beauty (T. Dameron) (4:37)
13. Fontainebleau (T. Dameron) (4:53)
14. Delirium (T. Dameron) (5:05)
15. The Scene Is Clean (T. Dameron) (5:05)
16. Flossie Lou (T. Dameron) (4:53)

Tracks 1-7
Jake Koven (trumpet 1-7), Johnny Carisi (trumpet 1)
Jimmy Cleveland (trombone 1-7), Bart Varsalona (bass trombone 1-7)
Lee Konitz as Zeke Tolin (alto saxophone 1-7)
Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone 1-7)
Willie Ruff (french horn 1-7)
Dave Kurtzer (bassoon 1-7)
Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor 1-7)
Paul Chambers (bass 1-7)
Jo Jones (drums 1), Nick Stabulas (drums 2-7)

Tracks 8-12
Clifford Brown, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet)
Herb Mullins (trombone)
Benny Golson (tenor saxophone)
Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone)
Oscar Estell (baritone saxophone)
Tadd Dameron (piano, arranger)
Percy Heath (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Tracks 13-16
Kenny Dorham (trumpet)
Henry Coker (trombone)
Joe Alexander (tenor saxophone)
Sahib Shaihab (alto saxophone)
Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone)
Tadd Dameron (piano, arranger)
John Simmons (bass)
Shadow Wilson (drums)

Track 1 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 6, 1957.
Tracks 2, 4, 6 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 27, 1957.
Track 3, 5, 7 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 10, 1957.
Tracks 8-12 recorded in New York City, June 11, 1953.
Tracks 13-16 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1956.

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November 15, 2017

Gil Evans & Gary McFarland ‎- The Great Arrangers (The Dedication Series, Vol. IX)


   LP 1
1. Sister Sadie (H. Silver) (6:56)
2. La Nevada (G. Evans) (15:33)
3. Bilbao (K. Weill - B. Brecht) (4:12)
4. Where Flamingos Fly (E. Thea - H. Courlander - J. B. Brooks) (5:12)
5. Stratusphunk (G. Russell) (8:04)
6. Sunken Treasure (G. Evans) (4:19)
   LP 2
7. Winter Colors (G. McFarland) (9:41)
a. An Early Morning Stroll
b. Grey Afternoon
c. January Jubilee
8. Willie (G. McFarland) (4:32)
9. Sage Hands (G. McFarland) (6:48)
10. Bygones And Boogie (G. McFarland) (11:25)
11. Mountain Heir (G. McFarland) (4:26)
12. Milo's Other Samba (G. McFarland) (5:48)

Tracks 1-6
Johnny Coles, Phil Sunkel (trumpet)
Keg Johnson, Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
Tony Studd (bass trombone), Bill Barber (tuba)
Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)
Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo 1, 4-6)
Ray Beckenstein (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo 2, 3)
Bob Tricarico (basoon, flute, piccolo)
Ray Crawford (guitar)
Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor)
Ron Carter (bass)
Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip (drums, percussion)

Tracks 7-12
Bill Berry, John Frosk, Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone)
Bob Northern (french horn)
Jay McAllister (tuba)
Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, english horn)
Phil Woods (alto saxophone, clarinet)
Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute)
Jerome Richardson (baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo)
Gary McFarland (vibraphone, marimba, arranger, conductor)
Sam Brown, Gabor Szabo (guitar)
Richard Davis (bass)
Joe Cocuzzo (drums)
Tommy Lopez (percussion)

Tracks 1, 4-6 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 18. & 30. 11. 1960.
Tracks 2, 3 recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 10. & 15. 12. 1960.
Tracks 7-12 recorded in concert at Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall, Sunday, February 6, 1966.

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October 6, 2017

Hugh Masekela ‎- Waiting For The Rain


A1. Lady (F. A. Kuti) (6:36)
A2. Politician (H. Masekela) (6:15)
A3. Tonight (H. Masekela) (4:46)
Lead Vocals – Anneline Malebo, Tsepo Tshola
A4. The Joke Of Life (Brinca De Vivre) (G. Arantes - J. Lucien) (5:11)
Bass – Obert Oaki, John Giblin
Drums – David Charles
B1. Run No More (A Vuo Mo) (traditional; adap. H. Masekela) (5:10)
Trumpet – Thabo Mashishi
B2. Coal Train (Stimela) (H. Masekela) (7:43)
Backing Vocals – Lindi Phahle, Lungi Molamy
B3. Ritual Dancer (H. Masekela) (4:53)
B4. Zulu Wedding (H. Masekela) (4:34)

Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Hugh Masekela
Trumpet – Thabo Mashishi (tracks: B1)
Tenor Saxophone, Keyboards – Bheki Mseleku
Alto Saxophone – Barney Rachabane
Guitar – John Blackie Selolwane
Rhythm Guitar – Banjo Mosele
Synthesizer [Fairlight], Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Peter Harris
Bass – Obert Oaki, John Giblin (tracks: A4)
Drums, Backing Vocals – Mopati Tsienyane
Drums – David Charles (tracks: A4)
Congas – Francis Fuster
Backing Vocals – Anneline Malebo, John Blackie Selolwane, Mara Louw, Sonti Mndebele, Tsepo Tshola

Recorded at Battery Studios Mobile in Botswana.
Mixed at Battery Studios in London.

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Hugh Masekela - Liberation: the Best of Hugh Masekela


hugh masekela - liberation: the best of hugh masekela
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September 25, 2017

Jerry González - Y El Comando De La Clave


1. Some Day My Prints Will Come (Back From The FBI) (F. Churchill - L Morey) (8:23)
2. Resolution (J. Coltrane) (9:59)
3. Equipoise (S. Cowell) (6:58)
4. Tenderly (W. Gross - J. Lawrence) (11:11)
5. Obsesión (P. Flores) (11:28)
6. Love For Sale (C. Porter) (8:28)
7. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington - M. Curtis - I. Mills) (7:10)
8. Avisale A Mi Contrario (T. Rodriguez) (4:22)

Jerry Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn, congas & voice)
Javier Massó Caramelo (piano, guiro on Equipoise & voice)
Alaín Pérez (bass & voice)
Kiki Ferrer (drums & voice)
Alberto Chele Cobo (clave)
Diego El Cigala (voice)
Israel Suárez Piraña (cajón)

Recorded at Casa Limón, Madrid, 2011(?).

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P.S.: Peace (bonus track) ( ) (9:10) does anyone have it! Please post it!

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September 8, 2017

Lyudmil Georgiev ‎- Midnight Hour (Среднощен Час)


A1. Midnight Hour (O. Redding; arr. L. Georgiev) (2:48)
A2. The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Mandel; arr. Al. Bruzitsov - L. Georgiev) (3:50)
A3. Friendship (A. Zaberski; arr. R. Lyubenov) (3:14)
A4. The Nearness Of You (H. Carmichael ; arr. L. Georgiev (6:52)
A5. Silver Wedding (L. Georgiev; arr. M. Stanchev) (4:16)
B1. Reminiscence For George (E. Georgiev) (4:01)
B2. Summertime (G. Gershwin; arr. Iv. Staykov - L. Georgiev) (3:00)
B3. This Small Earth (A. Zaberski) (4:08)
B4. Love Story (Fr. Lee; arr. Al. Bruzitsov) (3:32)
B5. Impression (L. Georgiev) (6:07)

Alto Saxophone – Lyudmil Georgiev
Piano – M. Stanchev (tracks: A4)
Bass Guitar – T. Shikov (tracks: A4)
Drums – Kr. Kaluchev (tracks: A4)
Conductor – W. Kazassyan (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B5), E. Georgiev (tracks: A5, B1)
Orchestra – VOCTR

Balkanoton (Балкантон) ВТА 1961

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Peppino Principe ‎- Peppino Principe (1974)


A1. Volo Del Calabrone (Flight of the Bumblebee) (N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov; arr. P. Principe (3:03)
A2. Rosamunda (J. Vejvoda) (1:52)
A3. La Cumparsita (G. M. Rodríguez) (2:58)
A4. El Bandido (G. Principe) (2:12)
A5. La Paloma (S. Yradier; arr. P. Principe) (2:09)
A6. Il Carnevale Di Venezia (N. Paganini; arr. P. Principe) (3:40)
B1. Mezzanotte A Mosca (Leningradskie Večera = Podmoskovnye Večera) (traditional; arr. P. Principe) (2:47)
B2. Andalusia (E. Lecuona) (3:05)
B3. Domino (L. Ferrari) (2:01)
B4. Stardust (H. Carmichael - M. Parish) (2:11)
B5. España Cañi (P. Marquina) (1:44)
B6. Fantasia Napoletana (Medley) (4:05)
a. O Marenariello (I Have But One Heart) (G. Ottaviano - S. Gambardella)
b. Torna A Surriento (Come Back To Sorrento) (E. De Curtis)
c. Santa Lucia (T. Cottrau)
d. Anema E Core (S. D’Esposito)
e. Funiculì Funiculà (L. Denza - P. Turco)

Peppino Principe (accordion)

June 1974.

Variety REL-ST 19226

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