Charlie Haden – Quartet West

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Charlie Haden’s Quartet West launched the ensemble that would become his most popular grouping throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Haden, who had made a name for himself as an avant-garde bassist in Ornette Coleman’s band and elsewhere, including the influential Liberation Music Orchestra, returned to a bop-influenced, more mainstream sound with this grouping. While the album may not be stretching many boundaries stylistically, this format does little to dilute Haden’s impressive performances, and his love for this material is made obvious with his intricate arrangements, especially on the two Ornette Coleman tunes, “The Good Life” and “The Blessing.” (“The Blessing” appears as one of two bonus tracks on the CD version, with the other being Billy Strayhorn’s “Passion Flower.”) “The Good Life,” in particular, is infused with energy, and is a showcase for some nimble, joyous, effortless playing by pianist Alan Broadbent. Haden has three originals here, the strongest of which, “In the Moment,” shows off some of the rhythmic complexity that he has displayed in his previous work. Perhaps the true highlight of the album, though, is a version of Charlie Parker’s “Passport” that brings together the whole band in one exuberant expression of energy.

Tracklist

01. Hermitage
02. Body and Soul
03. The Good Life
04. In The Moment
05. Bay City
06. My Foolish Heart
07. Passport
08. Taney Country
09. The Blessing
10. Passion Flower

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The Crusaders Albums!

In 1961, four fellows from Houston transplanted themselves to Los Angeles and added more distinctly bluesy elements to the soul jazz style with an ear-grabbing album called The Freedom Sound on the Pacific Jazz label. The band, which had been known in turn as the Swingsters, the Modern Jazz Sextet, and the Nighthawks, was now named the Jazz Crusaders. Its four co-leaders were trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxophonist (and occasional bassist) Wilton Felder, pianist Joe Sample, and drummer Nesbert “Stix” Hooper.

The Jazz Crusaders sound caught on big time, and their subsequent Pacific Jazz albums rewarded them with a good deal of exposure. The band performed regularly and got plenty of airplay. One of its signature pieces, the rollickingly fast “Young Rabbits,” was even used as the musical background for a Ford Mustang TV commercial.

But as times changed, so did the Jazz Crusaders. In the late Sixties, they placed such popular numbers as the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and “Get Back” in their repertoire, and firm backbeats began to bolster many a selection. By 1971, they decided that the word “jazz” kept them from attracting a wider listener base, and so they emerged anew with The Crusaders, Vol. 1 (Chisa), an album that openly infused jazz with pop, soul, and r&b elements.

If the Jazz Crusaders had achieved some degree of popularity, it was nothing like the crossover success that greeted the Crusaders. Such albums as Scratch, Southern Comfort, Chain Reaction, Those Southern Knights, Free as the Wind, Images, Street Life, and Royal Jam (recorded variously for the Chisa, ABC Blue Thumb, and MCA labels) sold well and brought in a deluge of new fans. Street Life’s title track provided the Crusaders with a Billboard top forty hit, reaching no. 36 in 1979.

The Crusaders’ popularity started to fade in the early Eighties, prompted by Henderson’s departure. Hooper then left as well, and by the early Nineties Sample and Felder had disbanded the group. A few years later, Henderson and Felder began performing together, first as the New Crusaders and, more recently, as the Jazz Crusaders.

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1961 – Freedom Sound
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Tracklist

01. The Geek
02. M.J.S. Funk (Alternate Version)
03. Coon (Alternate Version)
04. Freedom Sound
05. Theme From “Exodus”
06. That’s It
07. M.J.S. Funk
08. Coon

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1962 – At The Lighthouse
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Tracklist

01. Introduction
02. Congolese Sermon
03. Cathy’s Dilemma
04. Blues For Ramona
05. Weather Beat
06. Scandalizing
07. Appointment In Ghana
08. Penny Blue
09. Boopie

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1962 – Lookin’ Ahead
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Tracklist

01. Sinnin’ Sam
02. Tonight
03. 507 Neyland
04. Till All Ends
05. Tortoise And The Hare
06. In A Dream
07. Big Hunk Of Funk
08. The Young Rabbits
09. Song Of India

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1963 – Tough Talk

Tracklist

01. Deacon Brown
02. Turkish Black
03. Brahm’s Lullaby
04. Boopie
05. Tough Talk
06. No Name Samba
07. Lazy Canary
08. Lonely Horn
09. Brother Bernard

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1964 – Heat Wave
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Tracklist

01. On Broadway
02. Green Back Dollar
03. Close Shave
04. Free Sample
05. Mr Sandman
06. Heat Wave
07. Sassy
08. Theme From ‘The L Shaped Room’
09. Some Samba
10. Stix March
11. Purple Onion

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1965 – Chile Con Soul
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Tracklist

01. Agua Dulce (Sweetwater)
02. Soul Bourgeoisie
03. Ontem A Note
04. Tough Talk
05. Tacos
06. Latin Bit
07. The Breeze And I
08. Dulzura

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1965 – The Thing
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Tracklist

01. The Thing
02. Sunset In Mountains
03. While The City Sleeps
04. White Cobra
05. New Time Shuffle
06. Para Mi Espoza
07. Soul Kosher

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1966 – Live At The Lighthouse ’66
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Tracklist

01. Aleluia
02. Blues Up Tight
03. You Don’t Know What Love Is
04. Miss It
05. ‘Round Midnight
06. Some Other Blues
07. Scratch
08. Doin’ That Thing
09. Milestones

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1966 – Talk That Talk
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Tracklist

01. Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog
02. Studewood
03. I Can’t Believe You Love Me
04. There Is A Time (Le Temps)
05. Hey Girl
06. Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
07. Arrastao
08. Mohair Sam
09. Walk On By
10. 1,2,3
11. The Shadow Do
12. Turkish Black

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1966 – The Festival Album Live Newport & Pacific Jazz Festivals
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Tracklist

01. Introduction
02. Trance Dance
03. Summer’s Madness
04. Young Rabbits
05. Freedom Sound
06. Wilton’s Boogaloo
07. Half And Half

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Billy Higgins – Bridgework

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Billy Higgins was an American jazz drummer. He played mainly free jazz and hard bop.

Higgins played on Ornette Coleman’s first records, beginning in 1958. He then freelanced extensively with hard bop and other post-bop players, including Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Pat Metheny, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, David Murray, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Mal Waldron, and Cedar Walton. He was one of the house drummers for Blue Note Records and played on dozens of Blue Note albums of the 60′s. On a whole, he played on over 700 recordings, including recordings of rock and funk.

Tracklist

01. Evidence
02. Bridgework
03. Old Folks
04. Decepticon
05. I Hear a Rhapsody
06. Plexus
07. The Theme

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Charlie Haden with Chet Baker, Enrico Peranunzi, Billy Higgins – Silence

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Three bop classics, two originals, one pop standard: this is not the bill of fare one might have expected so from Charlie Haden, the bassist best known for his long, pioneering association with Ornette Coleman. During the past 30 years, he has usually been heard with msuicians who are accomplished composers, and because he is cosidered irreplaceable by just about everyone with whom he has worked, those musical involvements have been as extensive as they are fruitful – amon them the Keith Jarret Quartet, Old and New Dreams (in part of Coleman repertory group) and his own Liberation Music Orchestra. But Haden’s musical life is varied one and it is a fact that there is no style of jazz in which he is not at home.

Tracklist

01. Visa
02. Silence
03. Echi
04. My Funny Valentine
05. ‘Round About Midnight
06. Conception

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Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy – Sempre Amore

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Soprano saxophonist Lacy and pianist Waldron have been working together since the 1950s and share an unusual gift for musical depth, long evident in their duet explorations of bop tunes and their recurring dialogue on the music of Thelonious Monk. This 1986 recording is devoted to tunes by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Ellington’s long-time collaborator, and what beautiful tunes they are. Lacy and Waldron touch on some frequently played pieces, like the swinging “Johnny Come Lately” and the beautiful “Prelude to a Kiss,” but they’ve dug deeply into the songbook for seldom-played numbers like “Sempre Amore,” “Azure,” and “Smada.” There isn’t a note wasted in these masterful etchings, demonstrating a theme can be explored to its limits by being refined to its essence.

Tracklist

01. Johnny Come Lately
02. Prelude To A Kiss
03. Stars Crossed Lovers
04. To The Bitter
05. Azure
06. Sempre Amore
07. A Flowe Is A Lovesome
08. Smada

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Giorgio Gaslini – Multipli

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Giorgio Gaslini is an Italian jazz pianist and composer.

He began performing at 13 and recorded with his jazz trio at 16. In the 1950s and 1960s Gaslini performed with his own quartet. He was the first Italian musician mentioned as a “new talent” in the Down Beat poll and the first Italian officially invited to a jazz festival in the USA (New Orleans 1976-77). He collaborated with leading American soloists, such as Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Eddie Gomez, Max Roach, but also with the Argentinian Gato Barbieri and Frenchman Jean-Luc Ponty. He has also adapted the compositions of Albert Ayler and Sun Ra for solo piano, which the Soul Note label has issued. He also composed the soundtrack of Michelangelo Antonioni’s La notte (The Night, 1961).

From 1991 to 1995 Gaslini composed works for Carlo Actis Dato renowned Italian Instabile Orchestra. As to contemporary music, he composed symphonic works, operas and ballets represented at the Scala Theatre in Milan and other Italian theatres, in addition to music for the stage and about 20 film scores. He has been deemed a godfather of hardcore improvised music in Italy and has been the first holder of jazz courses at the Santa Cecilia Academy of Music in Rome (1972-73).

Tracklist

01. Multipli
02. Ora
03. Interni
04. Chicago Breakdown
05. Sequenza
06. Corteo
07. Ornette Or Not
08. La Risata

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Luca Flores Matt Jazz Quintet & Guests – Where Extremes meet

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Tracklist

01. Land Of No Return
02. Matt Samba
03. Where Extremes Meet
04. How Far Can You Fly
05. Six Blue Fragments
06. Tyner’s Mittor

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Miles Davis Albums!

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis’ ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, Billy Cobham and Jack DeJohnette.

On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies. Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Davis was noted as “one of the key figures in the history of jazz”.

On November 5, 2009, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan sponsored a measure in the US House of Representatives to recognize and commemorate the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary. The measure also affirms jazz as a national treasure and “encourages the United States government to preserve and advance the art form of jazz music.” It passed, unanimously, with a vote of 409–0 on December 15, 2009.

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Eric B. & Rakim Albums!

1987 – Paid In Full

Tracklist

01. I Ain’t No Joke
02. Eric B. Is on the Cut
03. My Melody
04. I Know You Got Soul
05. Move the Crowd
06. Paid in Full
07. As the Rhyme Goes On
08. Chinese Arithmetic
09. Eric B. Is President
10. Extended Beat

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1987 – Paid In Full CD2 (Bonus Disc from Deluxe Edition)

Tracklist

01. Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness – The Cold Cut Remix)
02. I Know You Got Soul (The Richie Rich Megamix)
03. Move the Crowd (The Wild Bunch Remix)
04. Paid in Full (Derek B’s Urban Respray)
05. As the Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin’ the Turbo – Chad Jay in Effect)
06. Move the Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 Featuring DJ Slack)
07. My Melody (Original Mix)
8. I Know You Got Soul (Acappella)
9. I Know You Got Soul (Dub)
10. Eric B. Is President (Dub)
11. My Melody (Dub)

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1988 – Follow The Leader

Tracklist

01. Follow the Leader
02. Microphone Fiend
03. Lyrics of Fury
04. Eric B. Never Scared
05. Just a Beat
06. Put Your Hands Together
07. To the Listeners
08. No Competition
09. The R
10. Musical Massacre
11. Beats for the Listeners
12. The R (Remix)
13. Microphone Fiend (Remix)
14. Put Your Hands Together (remix)

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1990 – Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em

Tracklist

01. Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em
02. No Omega
03. In the Ghetto
04. Step Back
05. Eric B. Made My Day
06. Run For Cover
07. Untouchables
08. Mahogany
09. Keep ‘Em Eager to Listen
10. Set ‘Em Straight
11. Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em (Mark 45′s Remix) (Bonus Track)

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1992 – Don’t Sweat The Technique

Tracklist

01. What’s on Your Mind?
02. Teach the Children
03. Pass the Hand Grenade
04. Casualties of War
05. Rest Assured
06. The Punisher
07. Relax with Pep
08. Keep the Beat
09. What’s Going On?
10. Know the Ledge
11. Don’t Sweat the Technique
12. Kick Along

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2005 – Gold

Tracklist

01. Eric B. is President
02. I Know You Got Soul
03. I Ain’t No Joke
04. Paid in Full” (Seven Minutes of Madness The Coldcut Remix)
05. My Melody (Clean Original Mix)
06. Follow the Leader
07. Microphone Fiend
08. Lyrics of Fury
09. Put Your Hands Together (Fon Force Mix)
10. The R
11. Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em (Clean UPSO Mix)
12. No Omega (Extended Remix)
13. In the Ghetto (Extended Mix)
14. Run for Cover
15. Mahogany
16. What’s On Your Mind (House Party II Rap Theme)
17. Rest Assured
18. What’s Going On
19. “Juice (Know the Ledge) (Main Mix)
20. Casualties of War (Radical Radio Edit)
21. Don’t Sweat the Technique

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