Kenwood Demonstration CD Vol.12(1993)
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Kenwood Demonstration CD Vol.12 (1993)
Easy CD-DA Extractor Rip | FLAC, NO CUE, NO LOG | 1 CD | 298 MB + Scans 12 MB | rs.com | 1993

Kenwood demonstration HI-FI CD sampler which contains highlights of classical music
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (1881)
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 (1881)
Classical | Easy CD-DA Extractor Rip | FLAC, NO CUE, NO LOG | 1 CD | 234 MB + Scans 11 MB | rs.com | 1994
Kurt Eichhorn - Conductor | Bruckner Orchester Linz

Symphony No. 6 in A Major by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) is a work in four movements composed between September 24, 2021 and September 3, 2021 and dedicated to his landlord, Dr. Anton van Ölzelt-Newin. Though it possesses many characteristic features of a Bruckner symphony, it differs the most from the rest of his symphonic repertory. Redlich went so far as to cite the lack of hallmarks of Bruckner's symphonic compositional style in the Sixth Symphony for the somewhat bewildered reaction of supporters and critics alike.
Ernie Watts - Classic Mood (1998)
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Ernie Watts - Classic Mood (1998)
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Label: JVC 8634 (JVCXR-0054 2) | Release date 1998

Classic Moods refers to a number of things — classic songs, the classic small hard-bop group, the classic sound of jazz ballads. It's clear that Ernie Watts was out to recapture the spirit of his hero John Coltrane's exquisite Ballads, and what's surprising is how close he comes to fulfilling his goal. Working with pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist George Mraz and drummer Jimmy Cobb, Watts recaptures the classic sound of '50s small combos without ever sounding like a stodgy revivalist. That's because he's too concerned with feeling and fresh, vital improvisations to devote himself to painstaking re-creations of the past. Every musician in the group plays with passion, even during subtle interludes, and that is what brings such standards as "In a Sentimental Mood," "Green Dolphin Street" and "'Round Midnight" to life. You may have heard these songs countless times, but they're worth hearing again in this setting.
Abdullah Ibrahim - African Suite (1997)
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Abdullah Ibrahim - African Suite (1997)
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Label: Justin Time (8472) | Genre: Jazz

Since pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is a pianist with a picturesque and orchestral style, it is only logical that he would eventually record with a string section. Ibrahim, bassist Belden Bullock, and drummer George Gray are joined by ten violins, four violas, four cellists, and two additional bassists for this well-conceived project. The arrangements by Daniel Schnyder expertly orchestrate the beauty of Ibrahim's music to the strings, and the pianist rises to the occasion. "The Wedding" is most memorable, but all of the other songs (which include "Mind If," "The Call," and "The Mountain of the Night") are well worth hearing and fit together well in this melodic and thought-provoking suite. Recommended. [The album was reissued in a new CD edition in 2004 by the Canadian label Justin Time, making it more readily available to American audiences.]
Joe Beck - Finger Painting (1995)
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Joe Beck - Finger Painting (1995)
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Label: Wavetone 8634 | Release date 1995

Having been employed as a sideman by everyone from Miles Davis, Joe Farrell, and Gene Ammons to James Brown, Esther Phillips, and Gloria Gaynor, Joe Beck has an impressive résumé when it comes to supporting others. But his output as a leader has been erratic. The guitarist's own catalog is much smaller than it should be, and he hasn't lived up to his full potential as a soloist. One of the decent CDs that Beck recorded in the '90s was Finger Painting, a fusion/post-bop effort boasting Bill Evans (not the famous pianist) on tenor and soprano sax, Mark Egan on electric bass, and Danny Gottlieb on drums. Except for a bluesy interpretation of Gershwin's "Summertime," Beck sticks to his own compositions, which range from the funky, Wes Montgomery-ish "Blues Doctor" and the edgy "Red Eye" to the moody "Texas Ann" and the pensive "What Would I Do Without You?" Finger Painting, which Egan produced, isn't a gem, but it has enough going for it to make you wish that Beck had recorded as a leader more often over the years.
Eva Emingerova - Solitude (2000)
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Eva Emingerova - Solitude (2000)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 | 320 Kbps | 142 Mb
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Eva Emingerova, considered to be one of the best Czech jazz singers, is now in a great demand. In her youth, her musical foundation was much influenced by her clarinettist and saxophonist father. Later, after a successful career as a sports woman, she was able to focus more fully on her singing and moved on to study at a conservatoire. In terms of her evolution, she moved from the early - 20s jazz, through Dixieland, swing and mainstream, up to modern jazz. In her style now she draws on a remarkably broad repertoire whilst interpreting modern compositions mainly through Latin rhythms.
Buster Williams - Something More (1995)
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Buster Williams - Something More (1995)
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Label: In & Out (7004) | Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop

One of jazz's most valuable sidemen, Buster Williams has been able to flourish through many periods of changing fashions in jazz. Best known since the 1980s for his solid, dark tone and highly refined technique on the acoustic bass, the jazz-rock generation knew him as the mobile anchor of Herbie Hancock's exploratory "Mwandishi" Sextet from 1969 to 1973, doubling on acoustic and electric basses sometimes attached to electronic effects devices.
Natalie Cole - Snowfall on the Sahara (1999)
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Natalie Cole - Snowfall on the Sahara (1999)
Label: Elektra (62401) | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | 129 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Vocal, R&B

The daughter of jazz and pop legend Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole has forged a successful career in two phases, doing R&B/urban contemporary and then jazz-based pop. She made her stage debut at age 11 and sang in college. Cole met the writing and producing team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancey in 1973. The next year they collaborated on some sessions that were recorded at Curtis Mayfield's Curtom studios in Chicago. These helped her land a deal with Capitol, and she teamed with Jackson/Yancey for a string of hit albums and singles from 1975 until 1983. Such LPs as Inseparable, Natalie, Thankful, Unpredictable, and I Love You So yielded five number one R&B hits between 1975 and 1977. These included "This Will Be, "Inseparable," "Our Love," and "I've Got Love on My Mind." She stayed with Capitol until 1983, then switched to Epic for her final album with the Jackson/Yancey tandem. Cole made duets with Peabo Bryson in 1979 and 1980 and Ray Parker, Jr., in 1987. She scored more hits with "Jump Start," "I Live for Your Love," and "Over You" in 1987, and "Pink Cadillac," a cover of a Bruce Springsteen tune, in 1988, and then made her stylistic shift. Cole eased into the transition with "When I Fall in Love," a number her father recorded in 1957. It was included on her 1987 LP Everlasting. She fully embraced the move with the 1991 LP Unforgettable: With Love, earning Grammy Awards and landing a number one pop album that eventually sold over five million copies. The title track featured her doing a duet with her father via electronic elaboration. She continued the jazzy trend with Take a Look in 1993, and she toured and did television specials working with a large orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle. Holly & Ivy (1994) and Stardust (1996) both continued Cole's exploration of American pop standards. Snowfall on the Sahara was released in 1999, as was The Magic of Christmas, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. Ask a Woman Who Knows (2002) and Leavin' (2006) followed for Verve.
Terence Blanchard - The Malcolm X Jazz Suite (1993)
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Terence Blanchard - The Malcolm X Jazz Suite (1993)
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Label: Columbia (CK-53599) | Genre: Jazz, Post Bop

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard continues to grow and develop with each year. He wrote the score for Malcolm X and this set finds him exploring 11 of his themes from the movie with his quintet (which also includes Sam Newsome on tenor, pianist Bruce Bath, bassist Tarus Matten and drummer Troy Davis). Many moods are explored and the fresh material really invigorates the quintet. Newsome's Trane-isms blend well with Blanchard (whose range has become quite impressive) and the performances (which easily stand apart from the film) are quite memorable. It's one of Terence Blachard's finest recordings.
Elvin Jones - Going Home (1993)
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Elvin Jones - Going Home (1993)
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Label: ENJA (ENJ-CD-7095) | Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop

On Elvin Jones' third Enja CD of the 1990s, the legendary drummer continues with the same formula used on his previous recording, Youngblood, with one exception. Jones adds the veteran Chicago pianist Willie Pickens to a group of younger players -- trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonists Javon Jackson and Ravi Coltrane, flutist Kent Jordan, and bassist Brad Jones -- as they perform a program of standards and originals powered by Jones' always dynamic drumming. Never known as a composer, Jones wrote three of the eight compositions on Going Home. "The Shell Game" sounds like a figure Jones would play on the drums; it's a brief melody that serves as a springboard for the soloists. "April 8th" begins with Jones playing a march that quickly develops into an up-tempo burner with a march-like bridge, while the title track is a down-home blues featuring Pickens' piano. "Truth," written by Jones' wife Keiko, begins with a drum solo that develops into a Japanese folk song-like melody, then develops into a finger-poppin' groove. Payton, 19 years old at the time of this recording, shows the promise here that makes him a player to watch in years to come. A welcome addition to Jones' extensive discography.
Ernie Watts - The Ernie Watts Quartet (1988)
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Ernie Watts - The Ernie Watts Quartet (1988)
Label: JVC (JD-3309) | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | 129 Mb | Scan
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop

Because he was involved in many commercial recording projects from the mid-'70s through the early '80s and on an occasional basis ever since, some observers wrote Ernie Watts off prematurely as a pop/R&B tenorman. Actually, Watts' main hero has always been John Coltrane, and his later work reveals him to be an intense and masterful jazz improviser who has developed his own sheets-of-sound approach along with a distinctive and soulful sound. After attending Berklee, he had an important stint with Buddy Rich's big band (1966-1968) before moving to Los Angeles. Watts worked in the big bands of Oliver Nelson and Gerald Wilson, recorded with Jean-Luc Ponty in 1969, and became a staff musician for NBC, performing with the Tonight Show Band on a regular basis. His own records of the 1970s and early '80s were generally pop-ish (1982's Chariots of Fire was a big seller), and Watts played frequently with Lee Ritenour and Stanley Clarke, in addition to recording with Cannonball Adderley (one of his idols) in 1972. However, Ernie Watts' work became much more interesting from a jazz standpoint starting in the mid-'80s when he joined Charlie Haden's Quartet West and started recording no-nonsense quartet dates for JVC. Ernie Watts has developed into one of the most powerful of tenormen with complete control over his horn and the ability to bring intensity and passion (plus taste) to any musical situation.
Tommy Flanagan - Let's Play the Music of Thad Jones (1993)
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Tommy Flanagan - Let's Play the Music of Thad Jones
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Label: ENJA 8040-2 | Release date 1993

This relatively little-known trio set by pianist Tommy Flanagan (with bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Lewis Nash) is a minor classic. Flanagan performs 11 of cornetist Thad Jones's compositions, the majority of which had never been played by a piano trio before. Easily the best-known selection is "A Child Is Born" with "Mean What You Say," "Three in One" and "Quietude" being the closest of the other songs to being standards. But, despite their relative obscurity, this body of work is quite diverse and flexible enough to be covered by other jazz musicians. Congratulations are due Tommy Flanagan for putting together a consistently swinging and tasteful salute to Thad Jones, a very talented composer.
Hot Jazz Biscuits - Compilation
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Hot Jazz Biscuits - Compilation - Hip Bop Sampler (1997)
Label: Hip Bop Essence (8801) | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | 168 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz-Funk

This sampler has one selection apiece from 14 of Hip Bop's first 15 releases, ranging from all-star projects to dates led by Lenny White, Michael Urbaniak, Tom Browne and the Meeting. Many top players make brief appearances (including saxophonists Gato Barbieri, Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis and Ernie Watts), and the music ranges from fairly straight-ahead to funk. A good introduction to the label, although the diversity of the music insures that most listeners would be more satisfied with one or two of the regular releases instead.
Scott Hamilton - Plays Ballads (1989)
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Scott Hamilton - Plays Ballads (1989)
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Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4386)| Release date 1989

Its title accurately describes the romantic music on this CD. The warm tenor of Scott Hamilton (accompanied by pianist John Bunch, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Phil Flanigan and drummer Chuck Riggs) brings out a great deal of beauty on 11 ballads, including his own "Two Eighteen" and a variety of veteran melodies.
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Gabrielle Goodman - Travelin` Light (1993)
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Gabrielle Goodman - Travelin` Light (1993)
Label: JMT (314-514006-2) | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | 111 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Vocal

Sounding like a combination of Sarah Vaughan and Chaka Khan seasoned with a dash of Roberta Flack, Gabrielle Goodman is joined by a motley crew of modern musicians, swoops, scats, and whoops through a playlist of standards and originals, one of them by Goodman herself. For the most part, it seems that the arrangements, including those of the standards, are "popularized." That is, they have been designed to be attractive to fans of contemporary popular music. One exception is the Gershwin Brothers' "Someone to Watch Over Me," where Goodman opens the verse with just Kevin Eubanks' subdued guitar (one of few subdued moments on this disc) behind her. Additional instrumentation, especially Gary Thomas' tenor, joins in for a very relaxed chorus. (Thomas and his saxophones are very prominent on this disc.) But on most of the cuts, Goodman's voice soars to the heavens. "Over the Rainbow" becomes a bop aria and on "Travelin' Light" her voice becomes a horn, competing with Thomas' tenor for the dominating position on this tune. Goodman's rendition will not remind anyone of Judy Garland's. The Goodman composed "Manila" is a major production. The pulse is established by drummer Buddy Williams' back beat. Barry Miles' synthesizer weaves in and out with Goodman's voice as she overdubs the background vocals. Clifford Brown's "Blues Walk" flirts with the avant garde, as Goodman sings wordless vocals, Thomas' serendipitous sax wailing with her. This tune, with Goodman and Thomas as a two-person ensemble, is one of the album's highlights. Once more she relies on the laid back guitar of Kevin Eubanks in her thoughtful, emotional offering "Don't Explain," another of the album's strong performances. Many will have to give this album more than a single play before fully appreciating it, but they will assuredly be drawn to Goodman's wide-ranging, unusual but haunting presentation of the music. Travelin' Light will be particularly appreciated by those who prize a singer willing to take some major risks.

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