miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

Stan Getz - Stan Getz In Warsaw (1960-1974)

Stan Getz was invited to perform a concert with a local rhythm section in Warsaw, Poland, in 1960; he was sufficiently impressed with the trio to join them for a brief studio session afterwards. While this five-song set isn't flawless, as Getz has some problems with repeated reed squeaking in the rendition of "Cherokee," the all-standards program is otherwise very enjoyable, with excellent sound. Getz is in total control with the lush take of "Darn That Dream," as he makes a delayed entrance following pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski, who proves himself to be a thoughtful accompanist and soloist. Bassist Roman Dylag and drummer Andrzej Dabrowski also get high marks. This compilation is rounded out with two tracks from a 1974 concert in Warsaw by a working edition of the Stan Getz Quartet, with pianist Albert Dailey, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Billy Hart. The tenor saxophonist again gets a little sloppy with atypical reed squeaks in both tracks which include an extended, exciting workout of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta" and an old favorite, Jobim's "Desafinado." Getz fans will definitely want to acquire this obscure Polish CD. By Ken Dryden

Label: Polskie Nagrania [148] CD (RE) 1991

01 But Not for Me 6:15
02 Cherokee 5:20
03 Darm That Dream 5:50
04 Out of Nowhere 7:05
05 The Folks Who Live on the Hill 4:40
06 La Fiesta 15:30
07 Desafinado 4:01

Stan Getz, tenor sax
Andrzej Trzaskowski, Albert Dailey, Piano
Roman Dylag, George Mraz, Bass
Andrzej Dabrowski, Billy Hart, Drums

Recorded: #1-5 National Philharmonic’s Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland, on October 31, 1960; #6-7 Live Congress Hall Warsaw Oct. 27th 1974


Stan Getz - Stan Getz In Poland: Polskie Nagrania (1960)

A long unavailable 1960 performance by Stan Getz, recorded in studio conditions Warsaw, Poland at the National Philharmonic’s Concert Hall on October 31, 1960 with Andrzej Trzaskowski on piano, Roman Dylag on bass, Andrzej Dabrowski on drums.

01 The Folk That Live on the Hill
02 But Not for Me
03 Cherokee
04 Darn That Dream
05 Out of Nowhere
06 Original Sample (false start) 1:00
07 Sample Side 1 (false start) 0:30
08 Sample Side 2 (false start) 0:30

Stan Getz (tenor sax)
Andrzej Trzaskowski (piano)
Roman Dylag (bass)
Andrzej Dabrowski (drums)

Recorded: Live at National Philharmonic’s Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland, on October 31, 1960


Enrico Rava - Easy Living (2004)

Time: 54:44
Size: 148mb
Label: ECM

4.Easy Living;
5.Algir Dalbughi;
7.Traveling Night;
8.Honerette And The Drums Thing;

Enrico Rava (trumpet),
Gianluca Petrella (trombone),
Stefano Bollani (piano),
Rosario Bonaccorso (double-bass),
Roberto Gatto (drums)


The Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency! (1969)

Emergency! is a double album by The Tony Williams Lifetime. Released in 1969, it was the group's first album and one of the first significant jazz fusion recordings. It has commonly been regarded as a pioneering, influential, and original album in the jazz, rock, and fusion genres. It was issued on CD first by Polydor featuring a drastically altered digital remix and then later in remastered form featuring the original vinyl mix by Verve. A later CD edition (also using the original vinyl mix) was issued in the UK by Esoteric Records.

In the album, the band experiments with a wide range of genres, including funk, psychedelic rock, hard bop, blues and free jazz. Williams can also be heard singing on the record, on the songs "Beyond Games," "Where," "Via the Spectrum Road," and "Sangria for Three." It was during John McLaughlin's tenure with the band that Williams introduced the young guitarist to Miles Davis, who was conducting his own fusion explorations at the time. This introduction led to McLaughlin playing on some of Davis's most acclaimed and influential albums, including In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Johnson, and On the Corner. Davis had a particular influence on the band, as Williams had played in his "Second Great Quintet" with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Herbie Hancock, and Larry Young would go on to record on Bitches Brew.

Label: Polydor/PolyGram Records [MP 9353 4] LP 1969; Verve/PolyGram Records [539 117] CD (RE, RM) 1997

01 Emergency 9:35
02 Beyond Games 8:20
03 Where 12:09
04 Vashkar 4:58
05 Via The Spectrum Road 7:50
06 Spectrum 9:52
07 Sangria For Three 13:08
08 Something Special 5:38

Larry Young (Hammond B3 organ)
John McLaughlin (guitar)
Tony Williams (drums)


Antonio Onorato & Toninho Horta - From Napoli to Belo Horizonte (2013)

The artistic collaboration between Antonio Onorato and Toninho Horta, "The King of Harmony" - so defined by Carlos Antonio Jobim - started in 2000 and their friendship was already sealed in Onorato’s CD Un Grande Abbraccio. Exactly 10 years later, they begin recording a CD in a duet in which the music of Onorato merges with that of Horta and viceversa; projects, From Napoli to Belo Horizonte, which is the title of the album, includes original pieces by the two artists, but also classic Neapolitan songs and mineira which meets, creating a strong link between the two cultures, seemingly so far away, but in music, so close and assonant. Composer and guitarist, Antonio Onorato holds a vast artistic career of 20 years, with great success in the world of jazz; he is one of the few Italian Jazz Musicians who held a concert at the Blue Note in New York. Eclectic musician and scholar of ethnomusicology, his search is based on the fusion of harmonic-melodic language styles in relation to the Neapolitan culture with the influence from the African-American, middle eastern and Brazilian music, which has led him to develop a very personal language style. He has edited 22 CDs and numerous soundtracks for film and television.

Influential composer/guitarist with a developed personal style of harmonization, Toninho Horta has had extensive participation in other artists's projects, and has also recorded more than ten solo albums (having special guests like Pat Metheny, Naná Vasconcelos, and Eliane Elias), many of them released internationally. Some of his hits as composer are "Diana" (with Fernando Brant), "O Céu De Brasília" (with Fernando Brant), "Durango Kid" (with Fernando Brant), "Dona Olímpia" (with Ronaldo Bastos), "Beijo Partido," and "Manuel, O Audaz" (with Fernando Brant). Spending his childhood in his hometown Belo Horizonte, Horta became acquainted with soon-to-be famous names like Nivaldo Ornelas, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, and others that became known as the Clube da Esquina. His first recording was for Nivaldo Ornelas's 1969 album. In 1970, he accompanied Elis Regina and Tom Jobim in the show Tom & Elis in Rio. His participation in Nascimento's Clube da Esquina (1972) was noticed, and soon he was backing Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, Joyce, Edu Lobo, Maria Betânia, Dori Caymmi, among others. In 1973, he recorded the album Beto Guedes, Danilo Caymmi, Novelli e Toninho Horta (EMI). His first solo album came in 1980, the independent Terra Dos Pássaros, which was released in the U.S. in 1995 (WEA). In 1980, he released the LP Toninho Horta on EMI, released in the U.S. in 1990 through Capitol. In 1985, he performed in the Free Jazz Festival (São Paulo) together with Toots Thielemans and Bob McFerrin. Horta moved to the U.S. in 1992, continuing to record with other artists and to release his solo albums. In 1992, he performed in London, England, accompanying Marisa Monte. In 1993, he backed Caetano Veloso in Brussels, Belgium. In the same year, he appeared in the Heineken Concerts (Rio) with Gary Peacock and Billy Higgins. In 1994, he played with Phillip Catherine at the IX Martinique Guitarre Festival. In 1995, he played in Japan with Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Keith Jarrett.

Antonio Onorato: electric guitar
Toninho Horta: acoustic guitar

01. Ilha terceira (Horta)
02. From Napoli to Belo Horizonte (Onorato)
03. Peixe vivo (trad.song from Minas Gerais)
04. O' marinariello (Ottaviano-Gambardella)
05. Amo te muito (Joao Chaves)
06. Palummella (Anonymous)
07. My romance (Rodgers-Harta)
08. Voce que nao vem (Horta-Rubens Theodoro)
09. Canzone del Vesuvio (Horta)
10. Un grande abbraccio (Onorato)

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins