Atlantic Jazz · Kansas City

Atlantic Jazz · Kansas City
Atlantic · 1990 · 69,70 Mb

01. You're Driving Me Crazy · Big Joe Turner
02. Lamp Is Low · Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson
03. Hootie Blues · Jay McShann
04. E-Flat Boogie · Buster Smith
05. Confessin' the Blues · Jay McShann
06. Jumpin' at the Woodside · Jay McShann
07. Until the Real Thing Comes Along · Jay Turner
08. Undecided · Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson
09. Evenin' · T-Bone Walker
10. Buster's Tune · Buster Smith
11. Piney Brown Blues · Big Joe Turner

The Kansas City sound brought earthy yet lithe energy to both jazz and R&B: From the impulsive swing of Bennie Moten and Count Basie to Big Joe Turner's genre-straddling work, K.C.'s impact on music can be heard in rock, soul, and even funk. As part of its mammoth jazz box set, Atlantic spotlights such key K.C. figures as Jay McShann, alto saxophonist Buster Smith, and Turner himself. As a sort of potent aside, the disc also features some fine combo swing commandeered by Basie alum Vic Dickenson and Buck Clayton. And while the inclusion of T-Bone Walker is something of a mystery (a Texas native who worked out of L.A. for a good stretch), the inclusion of his cut of the classic "Evenin'" fits right into the flow here. Get out the whiskey and clear the dancefloor.

Jay McShann

Review Extract
Pianist and vocalist Jay McShann, with whom Charlie Parker got his start, is the featured artist on three tracks recorded in 1977, a little late to get that authentic Kansas City taste. To hammer the point home, on one of the tracks McShann plays the electric piano. I can’t fault his choice of musicians, though, which include Buddy Tate and Paul Quinichette on tenor sax, Milt Hinton on bass, and a
young John Scofield on electric guitar, as they play on McShann's "Hootie Blues" and "Confessin' the Blues" and on Basie's rug-cutter, "Jumpin' at the Woodside."


Mas i Mas Festival

Mas i Mas Festival · Barcelona
2004 · 63.05 Min · 89,60 Mb

01. Llibert Fortuny Electric Quartet · Revolts
02. Kurt Rosenwinkel · Blue Line
03. Mehldau & Rossy Trio · At a loss
04. Martirio & Chano Domínguez Trío · Tatuaje
05. Perico Sambeat · Mirall
06. Laura Simó · Senza Fine
07. Robert Glasper Trio · In Passing!
08. Marc Ayza · Esencia de coco
09. Marcelo Mercadante · Rajá Turrito rajá
10. Albert Bover · The Peacocks

Mas i Mas Festival


Mosaic: A Celebration Of BN Records

Mosaic: A Celebration Of Blue Note Records
Blue Note · 2009 · 142 Mb

01. Mosaic · The Blue Note 7 · 8.30
02. Inner Urge · The Blue Note 7 · 7.34
03. Search For Peace · The Blue Note 7 · 7.56
04. Little B's Poem · The Blue Note 7 · 6.24
05. Criss Cross · The Blue Note 7 · 6.53
06. Dolphin Dance · The Blue Note 7 · 7.06
07. Idle Moments · The Blue Note 7 · 6.34
08. The Outlaw · The Blue Note 7 · 6.29
09. Mosaic · Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers · 8.10
10. Inner Urge · Joe Henderson · 11.55
11. Search For Peace · McCoy Tyner · 6.27
12. Little B's Poem · Bobby Hutcherson · 5.07
13. Criss Cross · Thelonious Monk · 2.54
14. Dolphin Dance · Herbie Hancock · 9.14
15. Idle Moments · Grant Green · 14.51
16. The Outlaw · Horace Silver Quintet · 6.04

Blue Note 70th Anniversary

From the jump in 1939 jazz aficionados Alfred Lion and Frank Wolff, emigres from Berlin, followed their instincts by recording great artists playing pure jazz. The 50s and 60s were, and still are, considered the classic Blue Note period in relation to not only what they recorded but the engineering of Rudy Van Gelder, the photography of Frank Wolff, and, eventually, the art direction of Reid Miles.

The so-called hard bop of the mid- 50s in New York essentially began with a Blue Note album, Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers. What hard bop did was to draw on rural blues and gospel music in finding a whole new audience for jazz.

The idea for a group to carry forth the tribute during Blue Note's 70th year originated with booking agent Jack Randall, and was formed by musical director Bill Charlap, Randall, and Danny Melnick. When plans for the extensive tour reached more than 50 American cities, the idea of a recording was inevitable.

The Blue Note 7 was not conceived as an all-star group but it is stellar in stature. It is more than a tribute band, a cadre with a cohesive compatibility, dealing with powerful music and reinterpreting it through their new arrangements and individual solos.

Blue Note 7
Nicholas Payton trumpet
Steve Wilson alto sax, flute
Ravi Coltrane tenor sax
Peter Bernstein guitar
Bill Charlap piano
Peter Washington bass
Lewis Nash drums

Mosaic: A Celebration Of BN Records