Al Foster

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.
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

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.

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)

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
Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9979 | Argo LP 717
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.
Steve Kuhn Trio - Life's Magic (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH 522-2}

Steve Kuhn Trio - Life's Magic (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH 522-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986 Blackhawk Records | BKH 522-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Piano Trio

Steve Kuhn leads an all-star trio with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster in this compilation of 1986 performances recorded over several nights at the Village Vanguard. First issued on Black Hawk and subsequently re-released in 2012 with a new cover, this is one of the many highlights of the pianist's vast discography. Opening with a spry, playful take of "Little Old Lady," Kuhn follows with his loping, bluesy "Two by Two" and Fats Waller's lyrical "Jitterbug Waltz," the latter showcasing Carter's intricate bass and Foster's light touch with brushes.
Al Terry & The Purple Haze Blues Band - Nothing Left to Lose (2017)

Al Terry & The Purple Haze Blues Band - Nothing Left to Lose (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:48:38 | 112.02 Mb | Cover
Chicago Blues | Country: Malaysia | Label: Al Terry

Al Terry, harmonica ace and vocalist from Sydney, Australia has collaborated with some of Malaysia’s blues royalty in ZiZiBlues, Sheik Karim and Jim Madasamy of Blues Gang fame to produce an album of hard and fast Chicago style blues that will rock the house.