domingo, 22 de enero de 2017

Sonny Stitt • Low Flame

Stitt plays both tenor and alto sax on this set, backed by his working band of the time: Don Patterson on organ, Billy James on drums, and Paul Weeden on guitar. This small combo jazz fits between Bebop and soul-jazz, dominated by group-penned material. Stitt gets an especially smoky tone on the ballads, particularly on the title track, which is a sultry blues number also featuring the guitarist and organ in their solo turns. Weeden distinguishes himself more as a soloist than Patterson does, particularly on the Wes Montgomery-type lines on 'Silly Billy'.

Merit Hemmingson • Discotheque Dance A Go Go - At The Esquire Club

Merit Hemmingson, born August 30, 1940 in the village Gärdsta in Marby parish in Jämtland, is a Swedish organist, composer and singer.

jueves, 19 de enero de 2017

VA • French organ jazz

The Reverb Syndicate • Sputnik A-Go-Go

The Reverb Syndicate presents their second reverb-drenched album, scientifically engineered for your listening pleasure.

Ron Levy-Karl Denson-Melvin Sparks • Finding My Way

"The best we've heard so far from funky organist Ron Levy -- working here with some real heavy hitters, including saxophonist Karl Denson and guitar jazz legend Melvin Sparks! The grooves are lean and clean -- stepping forth with a solid power that recalls the glory days of the funky Hammond combo, and done by Ron in a style that pays more than enough homage to those who have gone before, but which also has a strong voice that's all his own! Loads of great original tracks -- with titles that include "Steady Like Freddy", "I Try & I Try", "Best Cookies", "Cuch Cuch", "Finding My Way", "Some Sorta Blue", and "Exfiled"."
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miércoles, 18 de enero de 2017

Hein van der Gaag • Boogie Woogie Or Else

Traducción Automática:
Hein van der Gaag (Caracas, 30 de junio 1937) es un jazz y boogie-woogie pianista y compositor holandés.
Van der Gaag pasó su infancia en varios países de América del Sur, porque su padre era embajador. En la Ciudad de México, entró en contacto con el boogie woogie interpretada por Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons y Pete Johnson. Una vez en los Países Bajos, estudió percusión, batería, vibráfono y timbales en el Conservatorio Real de La Haya.
Como pianista, ha actuado con Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Art Taylor, Stuff Smith, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Toots Thielemans, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis y Chet Baker.
Él tenía su propio grupo en 1955: el "Hein van der Gaag Sextet" contiene Rein Bos (trp), Bob Rigter (ts), George Hanepen (g) ¿Son Tessensohn (b), Bob Reichhart y luego Louis Lussanet (drs).
Van der Gaag entonces formó un boogiewoogieduo Rob Hoeke.
Esto fue seguido por giras con Hein van der Gaag, entre otros en los festivales que se producen en la India, Pakistán y Cuba. Todos los años se lleva a cabo un par de semanas en los Estados Unidos y allí enseña boogie woogie.
El pianista vivió mucho tiempo en Copenhague, donde apareció semanalmente en el famoso Montmartre Jazz Club, pero también en Bélgica.


Hein van der Gaag (June 30, 1937, Caracas, Venezuela) - Dutch jazz, boogie woogie pianist and composer.

Dengue Fever • Venus on Earth

At last, Dengue Fever has made an album that quite nearly matches their incredible live performances. The group began at least as a tribute to the playful yet heavy psychedelic pop scene that flourished in Cambodia before Pol Pot came to power and silenced countless suspected dissidents in that country's infamous killing fields in the mid-1970s. Like the Cambodian pop music that so enamored them, Dengue Fever began by revitalizing strong elements of '60s surf and garage rock in their sound. Over time, they've expanded their influences to Ethiopian funk and modern dance-rock. Once a multi-culti California band with a Cambodian-born singer paying homage to the past, Dengue Fever now plays original, swirling, psychedelic pop. With Western audiences ever more open to hybrid sounds, it will be a huge surprise if Venus on Earth doesn't allow Dengue Fever to quit their day jobs for good, especially after the film about their trip to Cambodia, Sleepwalking through the Mekong, hits the festival circuit in 2008. --Mike McGonigal

Jimmy McGriff • Step 1

Jimmy McGriff (org)
Larry Frazier (g)
Jesse Kilpatrick, Jr. (d)
Richard 'Blue' Mitchell (tp)
Danny Turner (as)
Arthur 'Fats' Theus (el-ts)
Bob Ashton (bs)
unknown f (background vcl, tracks 1 and 2).