Monday, July 14, 2008

Paul Cacia - The Alumni Tribute to Stan Kenton (1987)

1. 23 Degrees N & 82 Degrees W
2. Lonesome Road
3. What's New
4. Stella by Starlight
5. Artistry in Silhouette
6. Autumn in New York
7. Solitare
8. Kenton in Portrait
9. All Or Nothing At All
10. I Have Dreamed
11. Nightingale
12. Artistry in Rhythm

Paul Cacia - Quantum Leap (1987)

1. Eye of the Tiger
2. The Journey Medley
3. Rock That
4. Flash Point
5. Quantum Leap
6. Shock Wave
7. A Cipher in Silhouette
8. From Mars to Zarathustra
9. I Have Dreamed
10. All Or Nothing At All
11. No One Ever Tells You
12. Nightingale
13. The James Bond Medley
14. Send In The Clowns

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On a personal note...

The site is on a bit of a hiatus at present. Lots happening on the home front.

- My daughter was born (January 31st, 3 weeks early, she's healthy and happy) and is taking up a lot of time (as one would expect).
- I'm about to be out of a job; my position goes away Feb. 29th, so I'm dealing with the stress of trying to find a comparably paid job.

Given this I don't have much any time to update right now.

Thanks to those who have continued to visit the site, I know a lot of you are hoping for some uploads. I'll try to get some done over the next few weeks, but cannot make any promises. I'll try to return as soon as I can.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Find something dead?

Post a reply here and I'll try to get things reuploaded when I can. I know that the Sharebig links sometimes don't always work, and some files have been deleted in various places. Just let me know what looks gone and I'll take a look and post a new link when possible. I'll revise the list below as new links are posted.

Been very busy lately getting ready for the new arrival (baby) and have been looking for a new job, so I've had little time to spend here. I still have some re-ups that I am working to get to.

Recently revised posts:

Miles Davis - Milestones
Miles Davis - The Complete Concert
Buddy Rich - The Jazz Collection Edition
Maynard Ferguson - Maynard '61
Bob Mintzer - Art of the Big Band
Bob Mintzer - Spectrum
Vaughn Nark - Panorama
Manhattan Jazz Quintet - Autumn Leaves
Bill Holman - The Norwegian Radio Big Band Meets Bill Holman
John Fedchock - New York Big Band
Maynard Ferguson - Live at The Basement
Joe Sullivan Big Band - Stop and Listen
Charles Mingus - Epitaph
Ken Schaphorst Big Band - Purple
Various Artists - Burning For Buddy: A Tribute To The Music Of Buddy Rich Volume II
Joe Henderson - Big Band
Tough Young Tenors - Alone Together
Buddy Rich - The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived
Arturo Sandoval - Swingin'
The Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop
Either/Orchestra - The Calculus of Pleasure
Don Sebesky - Full Cycle
Maynard Ferguson- Body and Soul
Maynard Ferguson - Newport Suite
Maynard Ferguson - 1969
Various Artists - Burning For Buddy: A Tribute To The Music Of Buddy Rich Volume I
Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nations Orchestra - A Night in Englewood
Maynard Ferguson - Swingin' My Way Through College
Maynard Ferguson - Come Blow Your Horn
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra - Carnegie Hall Concert
McCoy Tyner Big Band - The Turning Point
Maynard Ferguson - A Message from Birdland
Lew Soloff - Hanalei Bay

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wayne Bergeron - You Call This A Living? (2002)

Personnel: Tracks 1-3
Wayne Bergeron, George Graham, Stan Martin, Jeff Bunnell, Deborah Wagner, trumpet, flugelhorn
Andy Martin, Alex Iles, Charlie Morillas, trombone; Rich Bullock, bass trombone
Sal Lozano, alto sax; Rusty Higgins, alto sax, flute; Dan Higgins, Bill Liston, Pete Christlieb, tenor sax; Joel Peskin, baritone sax
Tom Ranier, piano; Trey Henry, bass; Ray Brinker, drums; Mitchell "Michito" Sanchez, Latin percussion.

Tracks 4-6
Wayne Bergeron, Warren Luening, Rick Baptist, Dennis Farias, Larry Hall, Deborah Wagner, trumpet, flugelhorn
Charlie Loper, Andy Martin, Bruce Otto, trombone; Bill Reichenbach, bass trombone;
Tom Kubis, soprano sax; Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins, alto sax, flute; Bill Liston, Jeff Driskill, tenor sax, flute; Jay Mason, baritone sax, flute
Alan Pasqua, piano; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Peter Erskine, drums

Track 7
Gary Grant, Wayne Bergeron, trumpet, flugelhorn
Andy Martin, Bill Reichenbach, tenor, bass trombone
Dan Higgins, alto, tenor sax, flute; Bill Liston, alto, tenor, baritone sax
Tom Ranier, piano; Trey Henry, bass; Ray Brinker, drums; Luis Conte, Latin percussion

Track 8
Gary Grant, Wayne Bergeron, trumpet
Nick Lane, Bill Reichenbach, tenor, bass trombone
Eric Marienthal, alto sax; Dan Higgins, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Gary Meek, alto, tenor sax
Tom Ranier, piano, organ; Grant Geissman, guitar; Trey Henry, bass; Ray Brinker, drums

Track 9
Gary Grant, Wayne Bergeron, trumpet, flugelhorn
Charlie Loper, Andy Martin, tenor, bass trombone
Tom Kubis, soprano sax; Dan Higgins, alto, tenor, baritone sax; Gary Meek, alto, tenor sax
Wally Minko, piano; Ken Wild, bass; Brian Miller, drums

1. You Call This a Living?
2. Friend Like Me
3. Laura
4. Rhythm Method
5. Waltz of the Flowers
6. Hospital Blues
7. Horn of Puente
8. Take That!
9. America the Beautiful

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane (1958)

Thelonious Monk - Piano
John Coltrane - Tenor Sax
Coleman Hawkins - Tenor Sax
Ray Copeland - Trumpet
Gigi Gryce - Alto Sax
Wilbur Ware - Bass
Art Blakey - Drums
Shadow Wilson - Drums

1. Ruby, My Dear
2. Trinkle, Tinkle
3. Off Minor
4. Nutty
5. Epistrophy
6. Functional

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross (1963)

Thelonious Monk, Piano
Charlie Rouse, Tenor Sax
Frankie Dunlop, Drums
John Ore, Bass

1. Hackensack
2. Tea For Two
3. Criss-Cross
4. Eronel
5. Rhythm-A-Ning
6. Don't Blame Me
7. Think Of One
8. Crepuscle With Nellie
9. Pannonica

T.S. Monk - Take One (1992)

T.S. Monk - Drums
Bobby Porcelli - Alto Sax
Willie Williams - Tenor Sax
James Genus - Bass
Ronnie Mathews - Piano
Don Sickler - Trumpet

1. Monaco
2. Skippy
3. Infra-Rae
4. Waiting
5. Boa
6. Round Midnight
7. Jodi
8. Bear Cat
9. Capetown Ambush
10. Shoutin'
11. Minor's Holiday
12. Think Of One

Roy Hargrove - Public Eye (1991)

Roy Hargrove, Trumpet
Antonio Hart, Alto Sax
Stephen Scott, Piano
Christian McBride, Bass
Billy Higgins, Drums

1. Public Eye
2. Spiritual Companion
3. September Rain
4. Lada
5. Once In Awhile
6. Heartbreaker
7. End Of A Love Affair
8. Night Watch
9. You Don't Know What Love Is
10. Little Bennie (Crazeology)
11. What's New

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Wynton Marsalis - Big Train (1999)

The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Trumpets: Seneca Black, Ryan Kisor, Marcus Printup, Wynton Marsalis
Trombones: Wayne Goodman, Wycliffe Gordon, Ronald Westray
Woodwinds: Wessell Anderson, Ted Nash, Walter Blanding, Jr., Victor Goines, Joe Temperley
Rhythm: Farid Barron (Piano), Rodney Whitaker (Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums), Roland Guerrero (Percussion), Doug Wamble (Guitar & Banjo)

1. All Aboard
2. Observation Car
3. Union Pacific Big Boy
4. Smokestack Shuffle
5. Northbound-Southbound
6. Dining Car
7. Night Train
8. Engine
9. Bullet Train
10. Sleeper Car
11. Station Call
12. The Caboose

Monday, November 26, 2007

Phil Woods - The Rev & I (1998)

Phil Woods, Alto Sax, Electric Piano (1 only)
Johnny Griffin, Tenor Sax
Cedar Walton, Piano
Peter Washington, Bass
Ben Riley, Drums
Bill Goodwin, Percussion (1)

1. The Rev & I
2. We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together
3. Hand In Glove
4. All Too Soon
5. Red Top
6. I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking
7. Loose Change
8. Dutch Morning
9. Before I left

McCoy Tyner - Soliloquy (1992)

McCoy Tyner, Piano

1. Crescent
2. Espanola
3. All The Things You Are
4. Twilight Mist
5. Willow Weep For Me
6. Lonnie's Lament
7. Tivoli
8. Tribute To Lady Day
9. I Should Care
10. Three Flowers
11. Bouncin' With Bud
12. After The Rain
13. Effendi
14. Crescent (alt. take)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: Best of the Verve Years (1992)

Disc 1 * Big Band
1. Prelude
2. 'Bout to Wail
3. Umbrella Man
4. The Chains
5. Birks' Works
6. Stella by Starlight
7. Dizzy's Business
8. Autumn Leaves
9. Dizzy's Blues
10. Flamingo
11. Jordu
12. Evening Sound
13. Take the "A" Train

Disc 2 * Small Groups & Guests
1. Blue 'n' Boogie
2. Bonnie's Blues
3. Ool-Ya-Koo
4. Blues After Dark
5. The Heat's On
6. Leap Frog
7. Where's Adam?
8. There Is No Greater Love
9. Just One of Those Things
10. I Know That You Know
11. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
12. Dizzy Atmosphere

Disc 3 * In An Afro Cuban, Bossa Nova, Calypso Groove
1. Manteca
2. Fiesta Mojo
3. A Night in Tunisia
4. And Then She Stopped
5. Tin Tin Deo
6. Desafinado
7. Africana
8. Pergunte Al Joao (Ask John)
9. Caravan
10. This Lovely Feeling
11. Ungawa
12. Begin the Beguine
13. Con Alma
14. Rio Pakistan
15. Jambo

Dave Weckl - Heads Up (1992)

Dave Weckl - Drums, Synth Programming

Eric Marienthal - Soprano & Alto Saxes (1,2,6)
Steve Tavaglione - Tenor Sax (5,7,8)
Randy Brecker - Trumpet (1)
Jeff Beal - Trumpet (5)
Jay Oliver - Keyboards, Synth Programming (1-8)
Jimmy Earl - Bass (1,3-6)
John Patitucci - Bass (3,8)
Gary Novak - Bass & Keyboards (7)

1. 7th Ave. South
2. Heads Up
3. Taboo
4. Tomatillo
5. Peripheral Vision
6. Tee Funk
7. Against the Wall
8. Full Moon
9. Trigger Happy

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dave Weckl - Master Plan (1990)

Dave Weckl - Drums, Percussion Programmin

Eric Marienthal - Soprano Sax, Alto Sax (2-4)
Michael Brecker - Tenor Sax (5)
Jerry Hey - Trumpets (1,3)
Scott Alspach - Trumpet (6)
Bill Reichenbach - Trombones (1,3)
Jay Oliver - Keyboards, Synthesizers (1-6,8,9)
Chick Corea - Piano, Synthesizer (5,8,9)
Ray Kennedy - Piano (7)
Peter Mayer - Guitar, Vocal (2,4,6)
Tom Kennedy - Bass (1,7)
Anthony Jackson - Bass (2-5,8,9)
Steve Gadd - Drums (8)

1. Tower Of Inspiration
2. Here And There
3. Festival de Ritmo
4. In Common
5. Garden Wall
6. Auratune
7. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
8. Master Plan
9. Island Magic

Paul Desmond - Like Someone In Love (1975)

Recorded Live at the Bourbon Street Jazz Club, Toronto, Canada, March 25, 1975

Paul Desmond, Alto Sax
Ed Bickert, Guitar
Don Thompson, Bass
Jerr Fuller, Drums

1. Just Squeeze Me
2. Tangerine
3. Meditation
4. Nuages
5. Like Someone In Love
6. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Paul Desmond - Paul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet (1971)

Paul Desmond - Alto Sax
Milt Jackson - Vibes
John Lewis - Piano
Percy Heath - Bass
Connie Kay - Drums

1. Greensleeves
2. You Go To My Head
3. Blue Dove
4. Jesus Christ Superstar
5. Here's That Rainy day
6. East of the Sun
7. Bag's New Groove

Monday, November 05, 2007

Paul Desmond - Bossa Antigua (1964)

Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)
Jim Hall (guitar)
Eugene Wright, Gene Cherico (bass)
Connie Kay (drums)

1. Bossa Antigua
2. Samba Cepeda
3. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
4. O Gato (Part 1)
5. O Gato (Part 2)
6. Samba Cantina
7. Curação Doloroso
8. A Ship Without A Sail
9. Aliança
10. The Girl From East 9th Street

Maynard Ferguson - These Cats Can Swing! (1995)

Maynard Ferguson - Trumpet * Flugelhorn
Trumpets: Jon Owens, Joey Tartell, Carl Fischer
Trombone: Tom Garling
Saxes: Chip McNeill, Matt Wallace
Rhythm: Ron Oswanski (piano & keyboards), Chris Berger (bass), Jason Harnell (drums)

1. Sugar
2. Caravan
3. I Don't Want To Be A Hoochi Coochie Man No Mo'
4. Sweet Baba Suite (Bai Rav)
5. I'll Be Around
6. He Can't Swing
7. It's The Gospel Truth

Slowing Down

Yes, I know, the posts have been less frequent here. This is due to two things:

1) I'm actually running out of stuff, at least the good stuff. I do still have a few things so I will continue to post for a while.
2) I've been super busy lately. My wife and I are expecting our first child in February and we've been working hard the last month to get the house ready for our new arrival. As such, most of my time has been spent cleaning, painting, etc.

Given both of these things I don't expect that I'll be able to run this blog much past the end of 2007. That's how things look as of right now, anyway.

If anyone is interested in helping out let me know. It'd be nice to have another contributor.

As always, enjoy the music, support the artist, and let me know what you think (leave a comment!).

Friday, October 26, 2007

John Coltrane - A John Coltrane Retrospective The Impluse! Years (1992)

John Coltrane, Tenor Sax
A variety of other musicians (see the booklet for complete list).

Disc I
1. Greensleeves
2. Niama
3. Impressions
4. Spiritual
5. Chasin' The Train

Disc II
1. Soul Eyes
2. Miles' Mode
3. What's New
4. In A Sentimental Mood
5. Take The Coltrane
6. My One And Only Love
7. After The Rain
8. Afro-Blue
9. I Want To Talk About You
10. Alabama

Disc III
1. Crescent
2. Bessie's Blues
3. A Love Supreme (Part I: Acknowledgement)
4. Nature Boy
5. Chim Chim Cheree
6. Dear Lord
7. Living Space
8. Welcome
9. Offering

John Coltrane - Live In Paris (1965)

John Coltrane, Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner, Piano
Jimmy Garrison, Bass
Elvin Jones, Drums

Tracks 1-2 from the Antibes Jazz Festival, July 27, 1965. Tracks 3-5 from Salle, Peyel, Paris, July 28, 1965.

1. Niama
2. Impressions
3. Blue Valse
4. Afro Blue
5. Impressions (2nd version)

Monday, October 22, 2007

John Coltrane - The Major Works Of John Coltrane (1992)

John Coltrane, Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner, Piano
Jimmy Garrison, Bass
Elvin Jones, Drums

Additionally on Ascension (recorded June 28, 1965):
Archie Shepp & Pharoah Sanders, Tenor Saxes
John Tchicai & Marion Brown, Alto Saxes
Freddie Hubbard & Dewey Johnson, Trumpets
Art Davis, Bass

Additionally on Om (recorded October 1, 1965):
Pharoah Sanders, Tenor Sax & Percussion
Donald Garrett, Bass Clarinet, Bass, Percussion
Joe Brazil, Flute, Percussion

Additionally on Kulu Se Mama & Selflessness (Recorded October 14, 1965):
Pharoah Sanders, Tenor Sax
Donald Garrett, Bass Clarinet, Bass
Frank Butler, Drums, Percussion
Juno Lewis, Percussion, Vocal

Disc I
1. Ascension - Edition I
2. Om

Disc II
1. Ascension - Edition II
2. Kulu Se Mama
3. Selflessness

Friday, October 19, 2007

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964)

John Coltrane, Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner, Piano
Jimmy Garrison, Bass
Elvin Jones, Drums

1. Part I - Acknowledgement
2. Part II - Resolution
3. Part III - Pursuance
Part IV - Psalm

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1960)

John Coltrane, Soprano & Tenor Saxes
McCoy Tyner, Piano
Steve Davis, Bass
Elvin Jones, Drums

1. My Favorite Things
2. Everytime We Say Goodbye
3. Summertime
4. But Not For Me