Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Live at Jazzfestival Bern



Recorded in 1990 in Bern, Switzerland, featuring Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Bill Charlap (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), and David Ratajczak (drums).

Gerry Mulligan official site

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

B.B. King - "Sweet Sixteen"



Recorded in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire, featuring B.B. King (guitar, vocals), Ron Levy (piano), Sonny Freeman (drums), Bobby Forte (saxophone), Larry Carlton (guitar), and band directed by Hampton Reese.

B.B. King official site

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
- In Concert with Soweto Kinch & David Neerman



Recorded in 2010, featuring OluwaSeun Anikulapo Kuti (saxophone, vocals), Tajudeen Lekan Animashaun (musical director, keyboards), Adekunle Abidemi (baritone sax), Oyinade Adeniran (tenor sax), Olugbade Okunade (trumpet), Oladimeji Akinyele (trumpet), Dabid Obayendo (guitar), Alade Oluwagbemiga (guitar), Ajayi Raimi Adebiyi (drums), Kola Onasanya (conga), Okon Iyamba (shekere), Wale Toriola (percussion), Iyabo Adenirian (vocals, dance), Yetunde Sophia George Ademiluyi (vocals, dance), Kunle Justice (bass guitar), Soweto Kinch (alto saxophone), and David Neerman (vibraphone).

Seun Kuti official site

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sun Ra Arkestra - "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"



Recorded August 4, 2013 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, featuring Marshall Allen (alto saxophone), Noel Scott (alto saxophone, vocals), James Stewart (tenor saxophone), Danny Ray Thompson (baritone saxophone, vocals), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Dave Davis (trombone), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Kash Killion (cello), D. Hotep (guitar), Farid Abdul-Bari Barron (piano), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Elson Nascimento (percussion), and Craig Haynes (drums).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gil Evans Orchestra - "Stone Free"



Recorded in 1983 in Lugano, Italy, featuring Gil Evans (piano), Billy Cobham (drums), Tim Landers (bass), Dean Brown (guitar), Gil Goldstein (keyboards), Mike Mainieri (vibes), John Clark (French horn), Howard Johnson (tuba), Michael Brecker, Thomas Gruenwald (tenor saxes), Herb Geller (alto sax), Tom Malone, Jiggs Whigham, Hermann Breuer, Rudi Fuessers (trombones), and Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Benny Bailey, Ack van Rooyen (trumpets).

Gil Evans official site

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kenny Barron Quintet - Live at the Village Vanguard



Recorded in 2013, featuring Kenny Barron (piano), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), Brandon Lee (trumpet), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass), and Lee Pearson (drums).

Kenny Barron official site

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Ray Anderson-Marty Ehrlich Quartet - "For Leroy"



Recorded in June 2009 at Moviemento in Berlin, featuring Ray Anderson (trombone), Marty Ehrlich (clarinet, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone), Brad Jones (bass); and Matt Wilson (drums).

Ray Anderson official site
Marty Ehrlich official site

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Terence Blanchard - "Magnetic"



Recorded at Blues Alley in Washington, DC for the Voice of America TV program Beyond Category with Eric Felten, featuring Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Kendrick Scott (drums), Joshua Crumbly (bass), Fabian Almazan (piano), and Brice Winston (tenor saxophone).

Terence Blanchard official site

Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Deodato - Live at Estival Jazz Lugano



Recorded in 2010 in Leverkusen, Germany, featuring Eumir Deodato (keyboards), Giorgio Comeglio (conductor), Piero Odorici (saxophone, flute), Dario Cecchini (saxophone, flute), Andreas Giuffredi (trumpet, flugelhorn), Davide Ghidoni (trumpet, flugelhorn), Roberto Rossi (trombone), Daniele Santimone (guitar), Paolo Ghetti (bass), Stefano Paolini (drums), Jos. Antonio Molina (percussion).

Eumir Deodato official site

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band - "On The Trail"



Recorded in 1978, featuring Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Greg Bobulinski, Willy Cook, Mike Vax, and Willy Singleton (trumpets); Sonny Costanzo, John Gordon, Dee-Dee Shirley, and Chuck Connors (trombones); Chris Woods, Charles Williams, Bill Saxton, Hermann Bell, and Charles Davis (saxophones); Hilton Ruiz (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), and Ed Soph (drums).

Clark Terry official site

Monday, February 03, 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Art Blakey/Tony Williams Group - "Rita"



Recorded in August, 1972 in Chateauvallon, France, featuring Jeremy Steig (flute), George Cables (piano, electric piano), Stanley Clarke (bass), Art Blakey (drums, voice), Tony Williams (drums), Ray Mantilla (timbales, congas, bongos), and Buck Clarke (gong, bells, congas & African drums).

Art Blakey official site