Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)
Jazz | SACD + CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83562; SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2002 | 630Mb

It would be nice to say that Ray Brown's final recording session before his sudden and untimely death in the summer of 2002 resulted in a masterpiece, but although this trio session with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Monty Alexander is perfectly serviceable, a masterpiece it is not. It's a very attractive album – Brown was probably not capable of producing anything less as a leader – but it suffers just a bit from Alexander's slightly sugary style and from the lack of a drummer.
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:10 minutes | Scans included | 3,65 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,06 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63562
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone [SACD]
Jazz | 2002 | Telarc | 59m 26s | 11 tracks | dBpoweramp Secure Rip | Fully tagged tracks + Log + Scans | No Cue
WMA Lossless | 220 MB | MP3 | 320 kbps CBR | 109 MB

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Say thanks to the Jazz Club for this beautiful album

Ray Brown with Monty Alexander & Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3  Music

Posted by odoacer at March 3, 2010
Ray Brown with Monty Alexander & Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3

Ray Brown with Monty Alexander & Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3
JAZZ | EAC rip | APE(IMAGE+CUE+LOG) | COVERS | 170Mb
Recording Date: February 25, 1982. Total Time: 37:44

Ray Brown with Monty Alexander & Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis - Straight Ahead (Trio & Overseas Special) (1981 & 1984)

Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis - Straight Ahead (Trio & Overseas Special) (1981 & 1984)
Jazz | 2cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Concord, CCD2–2167-2 | rem: 2003 | 360Mb

While Concord continues to release excellent mainstream jazz albums, the label also has an extraordinary back catalog from the '70s and the '80s. Straight Ahead packages two albums – Trio (1981) and Overseas Special(1984) – by pianist Monty Alexander, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown.

Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 2, 2016
Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)

Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 349 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Genre: jazz, reggae

I wanna back to the islands
Where the shrimp boats tie up to the pilin'
Gimme oysters and beer For dinner every day of the year
and I'll feel fine I'll feel fine


Rocksteady is officially Monty Alexander's recording. His deal with Telarc, now being realized, was that he record a straight jazz recording and then one of his own choosing. This is the latter. Mr. Alexander, along with his Jamaican brother Ernest Ranglin, turns his attention to the ska music of their young adulthood. And this music absolutely smacks of the islands. Few musical styles can conjure temporal images the way ska and reggae do for salty sea air, rum, and smoke. Honored here is the ska heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the music of Toots and the Maytals, The Blues Blasters, Theophilous Beckford, and Derrick Harriott.

For those listeners expecting reggae, modify your expectations. This music is a humid mixture of island music, American R&B and Soul, and Afro-Cuban jazz, and pop shined through the distinctly Jamaican cultural prism, producing this rich, sexual music. Little of Monty Alexander?s jazz chops are present, as I am sure was his design. Instead the pianist becomes a groove merchant establishing commerce with his partner in crime, guitarist Ernest Ranglin, whose role is to play funk master to Alexander?s relentless groove.

The disc was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, providing this music with the necessary “live” feel. This is serious music that will make one smile and hope that Mr. Alexander provides us more.
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis - Trio (1981) [ADVD Reissue 2003] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Monty Alexander, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis - Trio (1981)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:16 minutes | 781 MB
Source: ADVD, Reissue 2003 - LPCM Track | Front/Rear cover
Ray Brown Trio & Ichiro Masuda & Emi Nakajima – Bye Bye Blackbird (1984) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Ray Brown Trio & Ichiro Masuda & Emi Nakajima – Bye Bye Blackbird (1984)
XLD Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 434 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 85 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl LP | Paddle Wheel K28P 6303 | Jazz | Japan · USA
Never released on CD

The record is a Japanese only release, no review online. Recorded at King Studio, Tokyo, April 11, 1984
Russell Malone - Time For The Dancers (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Russell Malone - Time For The Dancers (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:14 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With this, his third outing as a leader on HighNote guitar master Russell Malone returns with his talented quartet, featuring the potent pianism of Rick Germanson, the solid underpinnings of Luke Sellick on bass, and drummer-extraordinaire Willie Jones III. Malone possesses phenomenal technique, a warm luminous tone, an innate sense of swing, and his distinctive chording. The set consists of a wide range of songs including funk, ballads, uptempo hard bop performances and even a pop tune and a TV theme. Malone varies the instrumental textures and tone colors throughout to reveal his considerable inventive melodic art. This latest recording is further proof that Russell Malone is one of the top guitarists in jazz, here backed by his superb trio of masterful musicians.
Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol.2: The River Rolls On (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:42 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The follow-up to acclaimed pianist/composer Monty Alexander's Grammy-nominated 2011 release, 2014's Harlem-Kingston Express, Vol. 2: River Rolls On features more of Alexander's eclectic mix of reggae/jazz and Latin music. This is expansive, highly engaging music that crosses the boundaries between acoustic jazz, instrumental pop, fusion, and more.