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.

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, 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 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

Red Garland - 29 Albums (1987-2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 19, 2017
Red Garland - 29 Albums (1987-2015)

Red Garland - 29 Albums (1987-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 8,3 Gb | Scans included
Hard Bop | Country: USA

William McKinley "Red" Garland, Jr. (May 13, 1923 – April 23, 1984) was an American modern jazz pianist. Known for his work as a bandleader and during the 1950s with Miles Davis, Garland helped popularize the block chord style of piano playing. William "Red" Garland was born in 1923 in Dallas, Texas. He began his musical studies on the clarinet and alto saxophone but, in 1941, switched to the piano. Less than five years later, Garland joined a well-known trumpet player in the southwest - Hot Lips Page, playing with him until a tour ended in New York in March 1946. Having decided to stay in New York to find work, Art Blakey came across Garland playing at a small club, only to return the next night with Blakey's boss, Billy Eckstine. Garland also had short-lived career as a welterweight boxer in the 1940s. He fought more than 35 fights, one being an exhibition bout with Sugar Ray Robinson.

Bruce Barth - Live at the Village Vanguard (2002)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 14, 2017
Bruce Barth - Live at the Village Vanguard (2002)

Bruce Barth - Live at the Village Vanguard (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 351.99 Mb | 64:32 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: MaxJazz (MXJ 205)

Bruce Barth has a reputation for being one of the more singer-friendly jazz pianists on the East Coast. Some jazz instrumentalists can be very myopic when it comes to singers; they go out of their way to avoid them. But Barth has been good about accompanying singers, which is why everyone from Kevin Mahogany to LaVerne Butler to Dominique Eade has employed him as a sideman. Nonetheless, Barth is primarily an instrumentalist, and this CD is among the releases that finds him in a leadership role instead of an accompanist role.

George Young - Burgundy (1987) {ProJazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 13, 2017
George Young - Burgundy (1987) {ProJazz}

George Young - Burgundy (1987) {ProJazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 130MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

George Young served in the Army until the early '70s before embarking on a full-time career as a musician. This second effort as a leader features Young on tenor sax, with pianist Warren Bernhardt, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Al Foster, and harmonica player Toots Thielemans as a guest on one track. Young is somewhat overshadowed by his rhythm section during some of this 1986 session but gets his inner fires burning in a furious take of "Groovin' High," though his languid interpretation of "My Foolish Heart" could have been a bit more inspired, as Thielemans steals the show. Among the four originals written by the leader, the brisk "Yum Yum" (based on the chord changes to the standard "You Stepped Out of a Dream") and the easygoing waltz "October" stand out.

Joe Lovano - Celebrating Sinatra (1997)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 26, 2017
Joe Lovano - Celebrating Sinatra (1997)

Joe Lovano - Celebrating Sinatra (1997)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 397 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 180 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records, #:7243 8 37718 2 0 | 01:09:28

Although this project may not seem to have much potential at first glance, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano's tribute to Frank Sinatra is consistently brilliant and inventive. Since Sinatra recorded countless songs, Lovano had plenty to choose from, and he came up with 13 superior standards. Rather than just play the tunes in conventional swing fashion, Lovano is featured in quite a few different settings, caressing and bending the melodies a la Sonny Rollins.