egroj world: septiembre 2014


martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

The Jones Boys • The Jones Boys

Review by Ken Dryden
The Jones Boys was a session conceived by Leonard Feather featuring a number of musicians named "Jones," though none of them are related. This session, originally recorded for Period and reissued as a part of Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics limited-edition series, has a rhythm section consisting of pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Eddie Jones, and drummer Jo Jones. Thad Jones' muted trumpet carries a swinging version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "No Other Love," followed by a lush interpretation of "You Leave Me Breathless" and the trumpeter's tasty original "Blues for the Joneses." The somewhat obscure trumpeter Reunald Jones (best known for his section work in the bands of Count Basie, Chick Webb, and Don Redman) and Quincy Jones (heard on flügelhorn) join Thad Jones on several selections, including Quincy's fireworks-filled "The Jones Bash" and the funky blues "Jones Beach." This very desirable CD should be snapped up before it becomes a collector's item once more.

Stanley Turrentine • Hustlin' (RVG-edition)

Johnny 'Hammond' Smith • Open House

Open House! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.

Jimmy Smith • Prayer Meetin' (RVG-edition)

domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2014

Shirley Scott • Workin

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Shirley Scott (Filadelfia, Pensilvania, 14 de marzo de 1934 - 10 de marzo de 2002) fue una organista y cantante norteamericana de jazz.

Un admirador de la seminal de Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott ha sido uno de los representantes más atractivos del órgano desde finales de los años 50.

sábado, 27 de septiembre de 2014

Sandy Nelson • The Rebirth Of The Beat

Sandy Nelson's new beat for a new psychedelic generation. With Joe Saraceno production, Sandy covered the classic psychedelic rock songs like: Sunshine Of Your Love, I Feel Free, Magic Carpet Ride, and classic surf instro: Out Of Limits. Also, there are fine originals with plenty of fuzz guitars and cool organ sounds.

Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors • Playin' In Your Town

Harmonica player, songwriter, and singer Mark Hummel is a practitioner of the West Coast blues style, which typically includes elements of jazz and swing. A seasoned bandleader, Hummel achieved wider recognition through nearly constant touring. Hummel was born in New Haven, Connecticut but raised in Los Angeles, California. He became fascinated with the blues-rock of Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the Rolling Stones. After seeing songwriter credits on the albums, he began to dig further back into those bands' blues roots. He began playing harmonica in his teens in order to be different from the huge pack of guitar players in his high school. Hummel studied the styles of the Chicago-based players, including James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter "Shakey" Horton, and Little Walter Jacobs. Hummel moved to Berkeley, California in 1972 and played with local bluesmen there, including Boogie Jake, Cool Papa, Johnny Waters, and Sonny Lane. After graduating high school, he hitchhiked around the country for three years, making stops in New Orleans, Boston, and Chicago to learn from those cities' top players.

VA • Genius Of Boogie Woogie

viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

Gene Ludwig • The Educated Sounds of Gene Ludwig

Gene Ludwig (September 4, 1937 – July 14, 2010) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues organist, who recorded as a leader as well as a sideman for Sonny Stitt, Arthur Prysock, Scott Hamilton, Bob DeVos, and Leslie West, and others. Ludwig received international acclaim as a Hammond organ player and was a prominent figure in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jazz scene.

miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2014

Legends of Acid Jazz • Sonny Phillips

Sonny Phillips is an American jazz keyboardist. His primary instrument is electric organ but he often played piano. Phillips began playing jazz organ after hearing Jimmy Smith in his twenties.

Jimmy McGriff • Where The Action's At!

Live at The Front Bar, Newark, New Jersey: December 30, 1965(?)
Jimmy McGriff (org); Thornell Schwarz (g); Willie "Saint" Jenkins (d).

Ray Bryant • Ray Bryant Plays

Wild Bill Davis • In A Mellow Tone

With the dynamic, swirling, sounds of his Hammond B-3 organ, Wild" Bill Davis provided a bridge from the big band swing of the 1930s and ‘40s to the organ-driven R&B of the 1950s and early-60s. Together with guitarist Floyd Smith and drummer Chris Columbus, Davis set the framework for the jazz organ combo sound.

Lou Donaldson • Here 'Tis (RVG-edition)

Cal Tjader ‎• Several Shades of Jade

lunes, 22 de septiembre de 2014

Red Mitchell • Rejoice

Joe ''Fingers'' Carr • Honky Tonk Hits

 Although Lou Busch (not Bush, he changed the spelling) is best known for his honky-tonk piano recordings under his stage name, Joe "Fingers" Carr, his contributions to space age pop go well beyond that. He got his start early, leading his own band by the age of 12 and leaving home at 16 to work as a professional musician. He played with a number of sweet big bands--Clyde McCoy, Henry Busse, and George Olson--then took a short break to study at the Cincinnati Conservatory.

Jimmy Smith • Rockin' the Boat (RVG-edition)

Rockin' The Boat was one of organist Jimmy Smith's final sessions for Blue Note. Recorded in 1963, it featured Smith's regular band at the time, Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums, augmented by the soulful Lou Donaldson on alto sax and John Patten on tambourine. Smith recorded many albums for Blue Note, all of them good, some of them great. Rockin' The Boat falls in the former category, as some of the songs are calypso ("Matilda, Matilda!") and spiritual ("Just A Closer Walk With Thee"). These numbers have a different pacing and beat than the down and dirty blues-based ones Smith excelled at. In addition, Smith and Donaldson, who were frequent collaborators, usually generated considerable heat when playing in the hard bop/soul jazz genre as witnessed by the tunes "Pork Chop" and "Please Send Me Someone To Love."

Jackie Mittoo • The Keyboard King at Studio One

Jackie Mittoo (3 March 1948 – 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican keyboardist, songwriter and musical director. He was a member of The Skatalites and musical director of the Studio One record label.

Herbie Mann • Deep Pocket

domingo, 21 de septiembre de 2014

Mat Mathews • Modern Art of Jazz

Artist Biography by Scott Yanow
Throughout his career, Mat Mathews fought an uphill battle to get the accordion accepted in bop-oriented jazz. He learned to play music during the Nazi occupation, and after the war ended, Mathews was inspired to play jazz when he heard a radio broadcast of Joe Mooney. He worked locally in Holland including most notably with the Millers from 1947-50. After moving to New York in 1952, he put together a quartet that for a time featured (and introduced) the young Herbie Mann on flute and tenor. Mathews' other sidemen included Art Farmer, Julius Watkins, Joe Puma, Oscar Pettiford, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke. In addition to making records as a leader, Mathews also recorded with Carmen McRae from 1954-55. By the end of the decade he was mostly working as a studio musician, and in 1964 Mathews returned to the Netherlands. His importance to jazz greatly lessened as he has primarily worked in the studios as a player, arranger and producer, but Mathews' performances in the 1950s made a strong case for the accordion in jazz. Mathews recorded as a leader for the Dutch Van Wouw label (four titles in 1944), Brunswick (1953-54), Dawn (1956), Savoy (a 1957 date with four French horn players), Verve (live at Newport in 1957), JJM, Design and, back in the Netherlands, Ariola (1975).

Vic Ash Quartet • Clarinet Virtuoso [EP]

Victor "Vic" Ash (born 9 March 1930, in East London), is an English jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.

Ash began playing professionally in 1951 when, together with Tubby Hayes, he joined the band of Kenny Baker, with whom he played until 1953. Following this Ash played with Vic Lewis (1953–56), then accompanied Hoagy Carmichael and Cab Calloway on tours of England.

Si Zentner • Desafinado

lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014

Jay Hoggard • The Little Tiger

Review by Scott Yanow
Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard gained his initial recognition for his playing in avant-garde and adventurous settings. By the late 80s, Hoggard had decided to explore hard bop and straight-ahead jazz. On this out of print but worthy CD, the vibraphonist recalls Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson in spots, swinging on a variety of originals, Stevie Wonder's "You And I" and "Sonny's Themes" (which covers Sonny Rollins' "Alfie" and "Sonnymoon for Two"). The young Benny Green is a major asset on piano, bassist Marcus McLaurine and drummer Yoron Israel are excellent in support, and Hoggard's songs are full of variety and color. This set (which is otherwise from 1980) concludes with a live and unaccompanied 1977 rendition of "God Is Capable of Everything," on which Hoggard plays quite beautifully.

domingo, 14 de septiembre de 2014

Jim Hall • Jazz Guitar

Hampton Hawes • All Night Session

Jack Wilson Quartet • Ramblin'

Lee Allen • Walkin' With Mr. Lee

James Brown • Nothing but Soul

Gerald Wiggins Trio • Wigging With Wig

George Benson & Jack McDuff

sábado, 13 de septiembre de 2014

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014


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