Monday, July 23, 2007

Art Pepper - Modern Art (1988)

Full Title: The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordinds - Volume 2, Modern Art

Art Pepper (alto sax)
Russ Freeman (piano, 1-10)
Carl Perkins (piano, 11-13)
Ben Tucker (bass)
Chuck Flores (drums)

1-5 recorded December 28, 1956
6-10 recorded January 14, 1957
11-13 recorded April 1, 1957

1. Blues In
2. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
3. Stompin' at the Savoy
4. What Is This Thing Called Love
5. Blues Out
6. When You're Smiling
7. Cool Bunny
8. Diane's Dilemma
9. Diane's Dilemma (alternate take)
10. Summertime
11. Facinating Rhythm (alternate take)
12. Begin the Beguine (alternate take)
13. Webb City (alternate take)

Art Pepper - Surf Ride (1991)

Tracks 1 - 3 (March 29, 1953):
Art Pepper (alto sax)
Russ Freeman (piano)
Bob Whitlock (bass)
Bobby White (drums)

Tracks 4 - 6 (February 7, 1952):
Art Pepper (alto sax)
Hampton Hawes (piano)
Joe Mondragon (bass)
Larry Bunker (drums)

Tracks 7 - 12 (December 24, 1953):
Art Pepper (alto sax)
Claude Williamson (piano)
Monte Budwig (bass)
Larry Bunker (drums)

1. Tickle Toe
2. Chili Pepper
3. Susie the Poodle
4. Brown Gold
5. Holiday Flight
6. Surf Ride
7. Straight Life
8. Cinnamon
9. Thyme Time
10. The Way You Look Tonight
11. Nutmeg
12. Art's Oregano

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991)

Bob Mintzer: Tenor & Soprano Saxes, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Ewi
Russell Ferrante: Piano, Synthesizers
Jimmy Haslip: Bass
William Kennedy: Drums
Bill Gable: Vocal (8)
Stuart Canin: Violin (9)
Orchestra on 1,4,9

1. Freedomland
2. Greenhouse
3. Seven Stars
4. Indian Summer
5. Spirits
6. Brown Zone
7. Liam/Rain Dance
8. Invisible People
9. Freda
10. Peace

Paquito D'Rivera - Tropicana Nights (1999)

Trumpets: Mike Ponella, Diego Urcola, Gustavo Bergalli, Adalberto Lara, Alejandro Odio
Trombones: Noah Bless, Jimmy Bosch, Luis Bonilla, William Cepeda
Woodwinds: Paquito D'Rivera, Manuel Valera, Andres Boiarsky, Oscar Feldman, Marshall McDonald
Rhythm: Joe Santiago (bass), Ralph Irizarry (timbales), Joe Gonzales (bongos), Milton Cardona (congas), Mark Walker (drums), David Oquendo (guitar), Oriente Lopez (piano), Dario Eskenazi (piano)
Vocals: Brendan Feliciano (4), Lucrecia (8,11)

1. Mambo a la Kenton
2. Chucho
3. Cicuta Tibia
4. Siboney
5. Old Miami Sax
6. Tropicana Nights
7. Sustancia
8. Como Fue
9. El Coronel Y Marina
10. Mambo Inn
11. A Mi Que/El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie (1998)

Brian Setzer Orchestra: Brian Setzer (vocals, guitar); Ray Herrmann, Tim Miscia, Steve Marsh, Rick Rossi, Dan Roberts (saxophone); Dan Fornero, John Fumo, Kevin Norton, Dennis Farias (trumpet); George McMullen, Michael Vlatkovich, Mark Jones, Robbie Hioki (trombone); Ernie Nunez, Tony Garnier (bass); Bernie Dresel (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: Gwen Stefani (vocals); Steve Fowler, George Shelby, Bob Sandman (saxophone); Stan Watkins, Charlie Biggs (trumpet); Roger Burn (piano); Bob Parr, Mark W. Winchester (bass); Eddie Nichols, Meghan Ivey (background vocals).

1. This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof
2. Dirty Boogie, The
3. This Old House
4. Let's Live It Up
5. Sleepwalk
6. Jump, Jive, An' Wail
7. You're The Boss
8. Rock This Town
9. Since I Don't Have You
10. Switchblade 327
11. Nosey Joe
12. Hollywood Nocturne
13. As Long As I'm Singin'

Carla Bley - Musique Mécanique (1979)

Michael Mantler (trumpet), Alan Braufman (alto sax, clarinet, flute), Gary Windo (tenor sax, bass clarinet), John Clark (french horn), Rosswell Rudd (trombone, vocal (4)), Bob Stewart (tuba), Terry Adams (piano), Carla Bley (organ, piano), Steve Swallow (bass), D. Sharpe (drums), Charlie Haden (bass (2)), Eugene Chadbourne (guitars), Karen Mantler (glockenspiel)

1. 440
2. Jesus Maria And Other Spanish Strains
3. Musique Mécanique I
4. Musique Mécanique II (At Midnight)
5. Musique Mécanique III

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Summer's Here

Yes, it's nice outside. Therefore I've been spending less time in front of the PC and consequently my blog posts have slowed down. I will continue throughout the summer, but the frequency will be about what it is now, one or two posts a week.

If you come across any dead links please let me know and I will work to get them reloaded. Comments are always appreciated, and if you have something you'd like to share, drop me a line.

Roland Kirk - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (1967)

Roland Kirk - tenor sax, flute, stritch, manzello
Lonnie Liston Smith - piano
Ronald Boykins - bass
Grady Tate - drums

1. Blue Rol
2. Alfie
3. Why Don't They Know
4. Silverlization
5. Fallout
6. Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
7. Stompin' Grounds
8. It's A Grand Night For Swinging

Roland Kirk - Rip, Rig And Panic (1965)

Roland Kirk - tenor sax, manzello, stritch, castanets, siren
Jaki Byard - piano
Richard Davis - bass
Elvin Jones - drums

1. No Tonic Press
2. Once In A While
3. From Bechet, Byas and Fats
4. Mystical Dream
5. Rip, Rig and Panic
6. Black Diamond
7. Slippery, Hippery, Flippery