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Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 25, 2018
Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}

Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}
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Genre: Post-Bop, Latin Jazz

Pianist Eliane Elias follows her Latin Grammy win for 2017's magnificent Dance of Time with this set of tunes from the iconic musical Man of La Mancha. During the mid-'90s, Elias was approached by Mitch Leigh, the Tony-winning composer of her musical; he'd followed her career and greatly admired her work. Accompanied by Neil Warner, arranger for the original musical, he commissioned the pianist to rearrange songs from the show. Elias was given complete freedom to choose which songs she wished to record. She hired two rhythm sections: One featured drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Eddie Gomez; the other bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Satoshi Takeishi, and master percussionist Manolo Badrena (who plays with both groups). Elias and her sidemen recorded nine songs live in studio. Unfortunately, the completed album was shelved due to contractual issues and seemed doomed to obscurity. Leigh passed in 2014 and never saw its release. Concord rescued the album and added it to their catalog some 23 years after recording.

Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}

Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Modern Creative

Blues People, is a modern day version of the Kansas City Blues, Black American Music, and Rock & Roll tradition. In being such, consequently this documentation is an accumulation of experiences, and influences that have given way to a fresh sonic fusion of sound that calls on the genetic DNA of the forefathers of modern popular music.

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2018
Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 124MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Harvey Mason's 2014 effort, Chameleon, is an expansive and funky album that finds the journeyman jazz drummer exploring the space between the '70s post-bop/fusion albums that marked his early career and the contemporary smooth jazz work that has defined the latter half of his career. Having started out playing with the masterful pianist Erroll Garner, Mason eventually join Herbie Hancock's legendary Headhunters ensemble, with whom he recorded the original version of this album's title track. And while he went on to a successful career working with a bevy of artists including Lee Ritenour, George Benson, and others, it is primarily his work with Hancock that is Mason's focus here.

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 19, 2018
Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4743-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Although best-known for his work in mainstream swing settings, guitarist Howard Alden has long been interested in later periods of jazz. On this superior outing, he doubles on seven-string acoustic and electric guitars (which allow him to add basslines). Lew Tabackin is on four of the ten numbers (three on tenor, one on flute) and pianist Renee Rosnes appears on six songs (including a duet with Alden on "Warm Valley"), while bassist Michael Moore and drummer Bill Goodwin are on seven. Alden takes "My Funny Valentine" and "After All" as unaccompanied solos but it is his meetings with Tabackin, particularly on exciting versions of two complex Herbie Nichols songs ("House Party Starting" and "The Gig") that are most notable. Recommended.
Esperanza Spalding - Exposure/Undeveloped (2017) [2CDs] {Concord}

Esperanza Spalding - Exposure/Undeveloped (2017) [2CDs] {Concord}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 451MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 190MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

EXPOSURE is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of an album creation in action. Witness the process as Esperanza Spalding documents the exploration of the most fundamental elements of inspiration, spontaneity, and improvisation live for 77 hours on Facebook.

Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 18, 2017
Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}

Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}
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© 1995 Concord Jazz | CCD-4668
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Guitar

Strange as it seems, the main criticism about this CD and about Kenny Burrell's playing during the past couple decades is that he is often overly tasteful. On this set (which has six unaccompanied guitar solos, four duets with bassist Ray Drummond, and three trio numbers with Drummond and drummer Yoron Israel), Burrell is so loving of the melodies that he adds very little of himself other than his beautiful tone. Although the tunes are superior, none of these versions are definitive and the mellow results rarely rise above the level of background music.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

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Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}
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© 1986-87 Concord Jazz | CCD-4317
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano

The 1987 edition of the Brubeck Quartet featured pianist Brubeck, his son Chris on electric bass and bass trombone, clarinetist Bill Smith and drummer Randy Jones. In addition to remakes of "Blue Rondo à la Turk," "Strange Meadowlark" and "Swing Bells," the leader contributed six new originals including "I See, Satie" and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz called "Dizzy's Dream." Bill Smith, who uses electronics with taste on his clarinet during a few songs, has long been a major asset to the later Brubeck Quartets. This is one of their better Concord CDs.
Mel Tormé & George Shearing - The Complete Concord Recordings (2002)

Mel Tormé & George Shearing - The Complete Concord Recordings (2002)
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Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Concord Records

Beside Marty Paich, none of Mel Tormé's collaborators exerted such a large influence on the singer's career as George Shearing, the pianist whose understated, expressive accompaniment contributed to Tormé's resurgence during the early '80s. Their six excellent albums together – two of which, An Evening With… and Top Drawer, earned Grammy awards – proved that classic vocal music had outlasted the long night that was the '70s, and emerged to become a timeless American genre. The pair's work for Concord was usually recorded live in a trio or quartet setting; leaving much space for Shearing solos, Tormé occasionally reprised his big standards ("A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "Lullaby of Birdland," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill"), but often searched for more obscure material he could make his own, and often succeeded. Tormé and Shearing were restless innovators, taking on a full album of World War II standards, medleys devoted to songs about New York and by Duke Ellington, and a stunningly broad range of material: "Oleo," "Lili Marlene," "How Do You Say Auf Wiedersehen?," and "Dat Dere."
Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Alla Rakha - In Concert (1973) {Concord}

Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Alla Rakha - In Concert (1973) {Concord}
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Genre: Hindustani Classical Music, Ethnic Fusion

In Concert 1972 is a double live album by sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and sarodya Ali Akbar Khan, released in 1973 on Apple Records. It was recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, New York City, in October 1972, and is a noted example of the two Hindustani classical musicians' celebrated jugalbandi (duet) style of playing. With accompaniment from tabla player Alla Rakha, the performance reflects the two artists' sorrow at the recent death of their revered guru, and Khan's father, Allauddin Khan. The latter was responsible for many innovations in Indian music during the twentieth century, including the call-and-response dialogue that musicians such as Shankar, Khan and Rakha popularised among Western audiences in the 1960s.