Al Foster Quartet

Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Dec. 2, 2008
 Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)

Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz
Jazz | 2008 | MP3 320Kbps ¬ 175 MB | Time 1:09:05 | Covers


 Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)
Charlie Haden / Joe Henderson / Al Foster - The Montreal Tapes (1989) {PolyGram}

Charlie Haden / Joe Henderson / Al Foster - The Montreal Tapes (1989) {PolyGram}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 150dpi | 351MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Recorded on the opening night of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal as part of an eight-concert series paying tribute to Charlie Haden. While the other evenings all featured stellar musicians and wonderful collaborations, this one is special because it features Haden in a trio of players not usually associated with him: drummer Al Foster – fresh from Miles Davis' band, and the late tenor giant Joe Henderson. In fact, Haden has subtitled the set, "Tribute to Joe Henderson." There are four extended tunes on the set, the shortest of which is the opener, a gorgeous, wide open rendering of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," on which Henderson begins to display some of the same modal soloing traits he employed on his Blue Note recordings Mode for Joe, and Inner Urge.
McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000) PS3 ISO + FLAC

McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,19 GB

Al Foster Quintet: New Morning - The Paris Concert (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at June 12, 2014
Al Foster Quintet: New Morning - The Paris Concert (2008)

Al Foster Quintet: New Morning - The Paris Concert (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 057 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Inakustik | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 6 Oct 2008 | Runtime: 97 min. | 4,37 GB (DVD5)

This DVD from Al Foster is from a July 25, 2007 concert, taped at the New Morning nightclub in Paris. For the gig, Foster's usual quartet, featuring bassist Doug Weiss, saxophonist Eli Degibri, and one of several pianists, has been augmented to a quintet with the addition of trumpeter Eddie Henderson. The piano chair is actually filled by two different players; Aaron Goldberg plays on the first five tracks, George Colligan on the last five.
McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)

McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 358MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

No longer trying to push the envelope of innovation, Tyner settles down with a pair of experts and carves out a very nice, fairly orthodox piano trio album. This is Tyner reaffirming most of his strengths: the massive tone quality, the two-handed control over the entire keyboard, and the generally uplifting attitude conveyed through the shape of his melodic invention.
Al Haig - Al Haig Trio and Sextets (1949-54) {OJC} + Al Haig Quartet (1954) {Fresh Sound}

Al Haig - Al Haig Trio and Sextets (1949-54) {OJC} + Al Haig Quartet (1954) {Fresh Sound}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 311 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991, 2000 Fresh Sound / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1929-2 / FSR-CD 12
Jazz / Bop / Piano

By 1949, when the first of these tracks was recorded, Al Haig had made it clear that he was a major jazz artist. He was a favorite colleague of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, and Stan Getz. He was in demand by dozens of other leading players as their accompanist of preference. Many of his peers considered him second only to Bud Powell among bebop pianists.

David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage  Music

Posted by Alexix at Sept. 13, 2009
David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage

David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage
Jazz | MP3 320k 136 Mb | Flac 299 Mb | Log+Cue
1989 | Label Free Lance | Time 52:47 | Covers

On this early effort, pianist David Kikoski is joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Al Foster. While Kikoski’s use of synthesizers on several cuts dates the material to some degree, there’s still some great playing and writing to be heard. There are also historical details worth mentioning: “Dirty Dogs” would later appear on Billy Hart’s 1993 album Amethyst, and “Hope,” the opening track, would later appear on Al Foster’s 1997 album Brandyn (both of these later discs feature Kikoski himself). In addition to these and three other solid originals, there are also swinging versions of two Cole Porter tunes, “In the Still of the Night” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and a closing solo piano meditation on “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” Even though this is far from Kikoski’s most mature work, his harmonic wizardry and stunning chops are very much in evidence.

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster  Music

Posted by Eld at Oct. 24, 2006
McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster
Telarc Jazz | 2000 | 11 tracks | 65:30
APE+CUE | 100*3+6.7 MB
MP3 | 320 kbps | 80.00+72.7 MB
MP3 | 192 kbps | 91.7 MB
Harry Allen Quartet - French Lullaby (2018) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Harry Allen Quartet - French Lullaby (2018) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:39 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,98 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,36 GB

Tenorist Harry Allen serves up a great French lullaby of his own – crafted together from the work of famous Parisian songwriters like Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, and others – and delivered here in a small combo instrumental mode! The setting is great – as Allen's deep tenor is balanced with the guitar of Jacob Fisher, which makes for a different presentation than a piano might have given the record – as Hans Beckenroth provides bass and Kristian Leth handles drums – all in a well-recorded ate that's up to the standard that we've come to love from Venus Records. Titles include "I Will Wait For You", "The Summer Knows", "Chateau En Suede", "I Wish You Love", "My Way", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life".
Mike Nock Quartet ft. Michael Brecker - In Out And Around (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Mike Nock Quartet ft. Michael Brecker - In Out And Around (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6342
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Postbebop / Neo Bop / Piano Trio / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Moody brilliance from pianist Mike Nock – a solid quartet date that features plenty of edgey tenor from Michael Brecker, who's in really great form throughout! The rhythm section has a nicely snakey vibe too – with George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums – and both players can come on strong when Mike needs them to, then lay back into some warmer, lyrical modes that really show Nock's melodic development at this point in his career. The highlight of this recording is Brecker's soulful tenor sax solos, some of his finest playing ever. The piano is acoustic throughout – and titles include "Break Time", "Dark Light", "Shadows Of Forgotten Love", "Hadrian's Wall", and "The Gift".