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Lennie Niehaus: Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 1: The Quintets  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Feb. 27, 2008
Lennie Niehaus: Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 1: The Quintets

Lennie Niehaus: Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 1: The Quintets
Jazz | 1954 | MP3 320Kbps | RAR. 93 MB | Time 39:10 | Covers
Lennie Niehaus - Volume 5: The Sextet (1956) {Contemporary-Victor Japan Mini LP VICJ-41700 20bit K2 rel 2006}

Lennie Niehaus - Volume 5: The Sextet (1956) {Contemporary-Victor Japan Mini LP VICJ-41700 20bit K2 rel 2006}
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© 1956, 2006 Contemporary Records / Victor Japan | Mini LP | VICJ-41700 | 20bit K2 remaster
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

It was a sad day for cool jazz when Lennie Niehaus made film music – not jazz – his primary focus. From a jazz standpoint, the Los Angeles resident had so much going for him. Niehaus had an attractive tone along the lines of Lee Konitz and early Bud Shank, and he was a talented arranger to boot. Produced by Lester Koenig in L.A. in 1956, Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 5: The Sextet is quite representative of Niehaus' Contemporary output of the 1950s. This album finds Niehaus leading a sextet that boasts Bill Perkins on tenor sax and flute, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone sax, Stu Williamson on trumpet and valve trombone, Buddy Clark on upright bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – in other words, the cream of the southern California crop.
Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 4 - The Quintets & Strings (1955) {Contemporary OJCCD-1858-2 rel 1995}

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 4 - The Quintets & Strings (1955) {Contemporary OJCCD-1858-2 rel 1995}
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© 1955, 1995 Contemporary Records / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1858-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

This CD reissue brings back one of Lennie Niehaus' finest recordings of the 1950s. His alto is featured throughout the dozen selections and the varied settings (Niehaus is backed by a string quartet, a standard rhythm section, and sometimes two other saxophonists in addition to performing four numbers with a standard quintet) give him an opportunity to show off his writing abilities. Niehaus varies tempos a lot (the strings are often heard on faster material), there is solo space for the tenor of Bill Perkins, baritonist Bob Gordon, and Stu Williamson on trumpet and valve trombone, and the leader's boppish alto is heard at the peak of his playing powers. Bop collectors can consider this disc to be essential.
Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 3 - The Octet #2 (1955) {Contemporary OJCCD-1767-2 rel 1991}

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 3 - The Octet #2 (1955) {Contemporary OJCCD-1767-2 rel 1991}
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© 1955, 1991 Contemporary Records / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1767-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

For this CD reissue, Lennie Niehaus contributed five originals (including "Rick's Tricks" and "Circling the Blues") plus creative reworkings of six veteran standards and an obscurity called "Yes, Yes, Honey." The lineup of musicians is virtually a who's who of West Coast jazz (altoist Niehaus, tenor saxophonist Bill Holman, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, trumpeter Stu Williamson, valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Shelly Manne), and the charts are both swinging and filled with some subtle surprises and occasional unusual tone colors. Well worth checking out, as are Niehaus' other valuable Contemporary sessions of the 1950s.
The Lennie Niehaus Octet! - Vol. 2 - Zounds! (1954-56) {Contemporary OJCCD-1892-2 rel 1997}

The Lennie Niehaus Octet! - Vol. 2 - Zounds! (1954-56) {Contemporary OJCCD-1892-2 rel 1997}
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© 1954, 1956, 1997 Contemporary Records / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1892-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

This formerly rare Contemporary set was reissued on a 1997 OJC CD. Lennie Niehaus, best known for his scores for Clint Eastwood films in the 1980s and '90s, was an excellent cool-toned bop altoist back in the '50s who spent time working with Stan Kenton. For this album, he is heard on two different occasions providing arrangements and alto solos for octets. With such fine players as either Jack Montrose or Bill Perkins on tenor, Bob Gordon or Pepper Adams on baritone, and other top West Coast jazz musicians, Niehaus primarily performs cool jazz. The inventive charts (which on the later date utilize a French horn and a tuba) and the superior, concise solos make this a set well worth acquiring by fans of the West Coast jazz sound of the '50s.
Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}
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© 1954, 1956, 2000 Contemporary Records / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1933-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Alto saxophonist Lennie Niehaus is better known as the arranger for Clint Eastwood's films, but he has long been familiar to jazz fans as a respected bandleader, composer, arranger, and soloist. This limited-edition audiophile reissue of his first solo recordings (following stints with Stan Kenton and Shorty Rogers) is a stunner. Included is the first 10" LP he recorded with a three-saxophone front line – in this case, with Jack Montrose (tenor), and Bob Gordon (baritone) – and other quintet sessions with musicians including pianist Hampton Hawes, and fellow Kentonite Shelly Manne (who was responsible for Niehaus' record deal with Contemporary's Lester Koenig in the first place).

Lennie Niehaus: Contemporary Records C3503;The R Octet#2,Vol.3  Music

Posted by zerumuga at March 29, 2008
Lennie Niehaus: Contemporary Records C3503;The R Octet#2,Vol.3

Lennie Niehaus: Contemporary Records C3503;The R Octet#2,Vol.3
Jazz | 1991 | FLAC..251 MB ¬ MP3 320Kbps..96 MB | Time 39:31 | Covers

Recorded in Hollywood the afternoons of January 11,26, and February 15, 1955

Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 2: Zounds!  Music

Posted by zerumuga at March 11, 2008
Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 2: Zounds!

Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 2: Zounds!
Jazz | 1954 | MP3 320Kbps | 91 MB | Time 41:15 | Covers
Lennie Tristano & Buddy DeFranco - Cool & Quiet (1949) {2015 Japan Suburbia Suite Collection}

Lennie Tristano & Buddy DeFranco - Cool & Quiet (1949) {2015 Japan Suburbia Suite Collection}
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© 2015 Capitol / Universal Japan | UCCU-90146
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Piano / Clarinet

The history of jazz is written as a recounting of the lives of its most famous (and presumably, most influential) artists. Reality is not so simple, however. Certainly the most important of the music's innovators are those whose names are known by all — Armstrong, Parker, Young, Coltrane. Unfortunately, the jazz critic's tendency to inflate the major figures' status often comes at the expense of other musicians' reputations – men and women who have made significant, even essential, contributions of their own, who are, for whatever reason, overlooked in the mad rush to canonize a select few. Lennie Tristano is one of those who have not yet received their critical due. In the mid-'40s, the Chicago-born pianist arrived on the scene with a concept that genuinely expanded the prevailing bop aesthetic.
Lennie Tristano - Descent Into The Maelstrom (1952-66) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Lennie Tristano - Descent Into The Maelstrom (1952-66) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 1976, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9170
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

An excellent collection of rare material by this fantastic modernist piano player! The record compiles rare recordings from the years 1951 to 1966, including a few excellent solo recordings that stand as essential gems from his underrecorded career. Titles include "Ju Ju", "Pastime", "Stretch", "Dream: Paris 1965", and "Descent Into The Maelstrom". (Great Japanese pressing!) This hard-to-find LP starts off with the utterly unique title cut. On this completely atonal track (which predates Cecil Taylor by a few years), Lennie Tristano overdubbed several pianos and created picturesque and extremely intense music.