Guitarist Jazz

The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015)

The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:36:57 | 85.92 Mb | Cover
Swing, Gypsy | Label: MPS Records

Accompanied by a top-flight rhythm section, four exceptional German gypsy violinists trade solos on five standards and three originals. The album swings infectiously as the violinists present lively renditions of Satin Doll and Autumn Leaves, as well as a surprisingly up-tempo Bye Bye Blackbird. The four are following in the tradition of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Rheinhardt and his musical soulmate French violinist Stephane Grappelli, but there is a taste of something more modern. Leader of the pack Zipflo Rheinhardt is descended from Django, but admits to being influenced by Jean-Luc Ponty.
The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:57 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Accompanied by a top-flight rhythm section, four exceptional German gypsy violinists trade solos on five standards and three originals. The album swings infectiously as the violinists present lively renditions of Satin Doll and Autumn Leaves, as well as a surprisingly up-tempo Bye Bye Blackbird. The four are following in the tradition of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Rheinhardt and his musical soulmate French violinist Stephane Grappelli, but there is a taste of something more modern. Leader of the pack Zipflo Rheinhardt is descended from Django, but admits to being influenced by Jean-Luc Ponty.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Cool, Hard Bop

Recorded in 1963, The Sheriff features the Modern Jazz Quartet in fine swinging form. The program is not as sharply focused as on some of the earlier Atlantic releases, but it is compelling nonetheless. There are four originals by pianist John Lewis, including the fleeting, bluesy title cut, and the moody, spacious "In a Crowd," – originally composed for the 1961 film A Milanese Story. Its stepped-up time signature and series of phrases played by Milt Jackson grounds the tune in blues, but Lewis' solo feels more like a solo trumpet breezing through the center. The set includes Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras," a classical piece the quartet first performed with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. Bassist Percy Heath is stellar here, playing both arco and pizzicato and alternately moving the work forward with deftness and precision. Lewis and Jackson engage in gorgeous counterpoint throughout.

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 14, 2018
Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

For her entry into the increasingly popular Great American Songbook subgenre, Diane Schuur de-emphasizes the vocal histrionics that in the past have come close to spoiling some of her recordings and maintains a steady, clear, exuberant tone. Good move: one of Schuur's gifts is her multi-octave range, but she has often over-relied on it at the expense of whatever song she was singing. Here, she takes to the classic compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and the like with a respectfulness and glee that allow her to frame and expose these culturally embedded lyrics and melodies without beating on them.
David Naiditch, Gonzalo Bergara, & Pat Cloud - Douce Ambiance: Gypsy Jazz Classics (2012)

David Naiditch, Gonzalo Bergara, & Pat Cloud - Douce Ambiance: Gypsy Jazz Classics (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 337.15 Mb | 56:45 | Cover
Gypsy Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Naiditch Productions - 884501657952

Virtuoso renditions of Gypsy jazz classics, featuring the melodic chromatic harmonica jazz of David Naiditch, the fiery guitar lines of Gonzalo Bergara, and the unmatched 5-string banjo playing of the legendary Pat Cloud.

Sam Yahel - In The Blink Of An Eye (1999) {Naxos Jazz 86043-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 10, 2018
Sam Yahel - In The Blink Of An Eye (1999) {Naxos Jazz 86043-2}

Sam Yahel - In The Blink Of An Eye (1999) {Naxos Jazz 86043-2}
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© 1999 Naxos Jazz | 86043-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

For his third CD, organist Yahel brings back guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Brian Blade (see Trio on Criss Cross) and percussionist Kahlil Kwame Bell, who plays percussion on two tracks. There's much more going on under the surface than initially meets the ear, and that's the beauty of Yahel's concept. He's stealth and lurking in underground caves, searching for light and finding mine shafts of pure gold, with the always capable and melodic Bernstein a veritable beacon of energy and soul. Yahel wrote two of these eight selections.

John Williams - Jazz Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 6, 2018
John Williams - Jazz Guitar (2017)

John Williams - Jazz Guitar (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:43:51 | 101.68Mb | Cover
Smooth Jazz | Country: Australia | Label: John Williams

John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is an Australian virtuosic classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire. In 1973, he shared a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category with fellow guitarist Julian Bream for Julian and John (Works by Lawes, Carulli, Albéniz, Granados). Guitar historian Graham Wade has said: "John is perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen."
Sonny Fortune - Serengeti Minstrel (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27370}

Sonny Fortune - Serengeti Minstrel (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27370}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27370 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great one from Sonny Fortune – done with the fusiony sound he was working so well with at the time, and still filled with a tight conception and an incredible group of musicians who bring depth and deliver some really great solos! The title track is an incredible 10 minute cut that breaks into a beautiful modal groove about 4 minutes into it – and that groove is completely wonderful. It's far from the only high point of a set filled with them. Players include Kenny Barron on Fender Rhodes, Woody Shaw on coronet & flugelhorn, Gary King on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Sammy Figueroa on congas, Rafael Cruz on percussion, and Sonny doing his thing on flute, piccolo and sax. Other tracks include "Bacchanal", "Never Again Is Such A Long Time", "There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid" and "The Afro-Americans".

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 19, 2018
Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4743-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Although best-known for his work in mainstream swing settings, guitarist Howard Alden has long been interested in later periods of jazz. On this superior outing, he doubles on seven-string acoustic and electric guitars (which allow him to add basslines). Lew Tabackin is on four of the ten numbers (three on tenor, one on flute) and pianist Renee Rosnes appears on six songs (including a duet with Alden on "Warm Valley"), while bassist Michael Moore and drummer Bill Goodwin are on seven. Alden takes "My Funny Valentine" and "After All" as unaccompanied solos but it is his meetings with Tabackin, particularly on exciting versions of two complex Herbie Nichols songs ("House Party Starting" and "The Gig") that are most notable. Recommended.
Chick Corea and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra - Live in Molde (2005) {MNJ}

Chick Corea and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra - Live in Molde (2005) {MNJ}
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Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop

2006 seems to be a significant year for jazz's elder states persons. Pianist Andrew Hill has seen a year full of recordings: new music, reissues and previously unreleased material, as well as an outstanding tribute by guitarist Nels Cline. Chick Corea, who's a few years younger than Hill, has released a new record and toured with trios focusing on his back catalog. Super Trio (Stretch, 2006) documented a tour where the pianist was clearly in control of the arrangements; however, Live in Molde is an entirely different affair.