Eberhard Weber - Later That Evening (1982) {ECM 1231}

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Eberhard Weber - Later That Evening (1982) {ECM 1231}

Eberhard Weber - Later That Evening (1982) {ECM 1231}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

This is one of bassist Eberhard Weber's more stimulating ECM releases, due in part to his colorful sidemen: guitarist Bill Frisell, pianist Lyle Mays (in a rare vacation from Pat Metheny), Paul McCandless (switching between soprano, oboe, English horn and bass clarinet) and drummer Michael DiPasqua. The quintet plays four of Weber's originals (including the 16-minute "Death in the Car Wash") and, although the music is sometimes introspective and full of space, Frisell largely keeps the proceedings unpredictable and adds some fire and otherworldly sounds.

Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning (1977) {ECM 1084}

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Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning (1977) {ECM 1084}

Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning (1977) {ECM 1084}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The absence of a drummer deprives "The Following Morning" of some of the drive and rhythmic shadings of other Weber releases. In some ways this is a more contemplative work, lingering longer upon the tones of the individual instruments. The title track opens with backwards piano and slides into a pensive rumination between the piano and Weber's bass. There is only the tentative presence of orchestral instruments, and the album is quite subtle and slow to unfold. You might not pick up this album as often as some other Weber releases, but it can reward close listening.

Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}

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Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}

Tony Williams - Million Dollar Legs (1976) {Sony Japan}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock

The follow-up to Believe It should have been titled "I Can't Believe It." Fans who were so impressed with the first recording must have checked the personnel listing here several times for accuracy. Like many of the fusion stars of the '70s, the eventual sellout to disco/funk became inevitable for drummer Tony Williams. While he may have been able to pull this off due to his impressive talents, doing so with Allan Holdsworth was not a good idea. Bassist Tony Newton had a significant amount of input into this session and contributes some less than memorable vocals. Fortunately, this entire session has been re-released as the second part of the Collection recording, which also includes Believe It. This was a nice gesture on Columbia's part, as they satisfied fans' curiosity and interest in this legendary group without making them pay extra for this embarrassing recording.

Tony Williams - Believe It (1975)

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Tony Williams - Believe It (1975)

Tony Williams - Believe It (1975)
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Genre: Fusion

By '75, Williams had signed with a new label, pieced together a New Tony Williams Lifetime, and moved in a little more conventional jazz-rock direction. But unlike so many fusion records of the time, Believe It managed to be powerful without the bombastic pyrotechnics of bands like Return to Forever.

Joao Gilberto - Amoroso (1977) - Brasil (1981) {Warner}

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Joao Gilberto - Amoroso (1977) - Brasil (1981) {Warner}

Joao Gilberto - Amoroso (1977) - Brasil (1981) {Warner}
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Genre: Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, MPB

Two of the influential João Gilberto's LPs (Amoroso and Brasil) are combined on this single CD. The former session is pretty definitive with Gilberto interpreting four of Antonio Carlos Jobim's compositions (including "Wave" and "Triste") and four other songs (highlighted by "Besame Mucho," "Estate," and an odd 31-bar rendition of "'S Wonderful"). The strings (arranged by Claus Ogerman) are unnecessary but Gilberto proves to be in prime form. The later album also has its moments of interest (including a Brazilian version of "All of Me") and finds Gilberto backed by Johnny Mandel arrangements and assisted by singers Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania. Overall there is not much variety throughout this gently swinging program but these are a pair of Gilberto's better post-1970 recordings.

Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}

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Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}

Tony Williams - Angel Street (1988) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Hard-Bop, Post-Bop

All of the recordings by Tony Williams' hard bop quintet of the late '80s/early '90s are worth owning. Trumpeter Wallace Roney, Billy Pierce (on tenor and soprano), and pianist Mulgrew Miller offered consistently satisfying solos, bassist Charnett Moffett was excellent in support, and the drummer-leader constantly pushed his sidemen; in concert his "support" could nearly drown out the soloists. For this 1988 studio session, Williams contributed nine originals including "Pee Wee" from his days with Miles Davis. The music is generally straight-ahead and full of passion.

Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}

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Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}

Tony Williams - Native Heart (1990) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Hard-Bop, Post-Bop, Fusion

Although a bit underrated, drummer Tony Williams Quintet was one of the top hard bop units of the late '80s. Williams' originals (he contributed all seven of the compositions to this CD) gave his group a fresh repertoire, and his rather loud drumming really forced trumpeter Wallace Roney, Billy Pierce (on tenor and soprano), pianist Mulgrew Miller, and the alternating bassists Ira Coleman (who would soon become the group's only permanent member) and Bob Hurst to play with all of the energy and volume they could muster. This date is easily recommended to fans of the more adventurous side of straight-ahead jazz.

Tommy Igoe - Groove Conspiracy (2014) {Deep Rhythm}

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Tommy Igoe - Groove Conspiracy (2014) {Deep Rhythm}

Tommy Igoe - Groove Conspiracy (2014) {Deep Rhythm}
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Genre: Fusion, Modern Big Band

The eponymous debut from The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy has everything that fans have come to expect from this drumming phenom's bands: inventive arrangements of well-known material, unearthed gems, unadulterated swing, chops-y drum breaks, incredibly tight ensemble work, and scintillating solos. Add to that a list of superb guests, including trumpeter Randy Brecker and percussionist Karl Perazzo, and it's clear that a wild ride awaits.

Anita Baker - Rhythm Of Love (1994) {Elektra}

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Anita Baker - Rhythm Of Love (1994) {Elektra}

Anita Baker - Rhythm Of Love (1994) {Elektra}
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Genre: Soul, R&B, Vocal Jazz

Rhythm of Love is the fifth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album was certified double platinum giving Baker her fourth platinum selling album. Baker also received a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female R&B vocal performance for I Apologize. Body And Soul was nominated for 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B vocal performance and best R&B song, and Rhythm of Love was nominated for best R&B album.

Andy Narell And Relator - University Of Calypso (2009) {Heads Up}

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Andy Narell And Relator - University Of Calypso (2009) {Heads Up}

Andy Narell And Relator - University Of Calypso (2009) {Heads Up}
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Genre: Jazz, Calypso

Relator (real name Willard Harris) is one of Trinidad's finest calypsonians. He won the Calypso Monarch competition in 1980, an honor to which every calypsonian aspires, and is still considered one of the masters of the art form today. Relator is known for his amazing rhymes, and the dazzling phrasing he employs to sing his way through even the trickiest lyrics. Andy and Relator have been playing together for years, and decided to embark on the University of Calypso project in the spirit of the calypso pioneers of the 1950s. The collaboration was a real treat for both musicians. Andy assembled a group of Latin jazz all stars in New York, and invited maestro Paquito D'Rivera to join the ensemble.

Andy Narell - Tatoom (2006) {Heads Up}

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Andy Narell - Tatoom (2006) {Heads Up}

Andy Narell - Tatoom (2006) {Heads Up}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

A groundbreaking force in steel panning who has pretty much single-handedly forged a jazz-inflected genre all his own, Andy Narell again showed the world the vast potential of his chosen instrument on his 2006 album, Tatoom.

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}

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Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Flandes (2009) {Pneuma}
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Genre: Classical, Medieval

Alfonso X, called the Wise (Spanish: el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be Roman-German king on 1 April. He renounced his claim to Germany in 1275, and in creating an alliance with England in 1254, his claim on Gascony as well. Alfonso X commissioned or co-authored numerous works of music during his reign. These works included Cantigas d'escarnio e maldicer and the vast compilation Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Songs to the Virgin Mary"), which was written in Galician-Portuguese and figures among the most important of his works. The Cantigas form one of the largest collections of vernacular monophonic songs to survive from the Middle Ages.

Alexis Cole - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (2010) {Venus Japan}

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Alexis Cole - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (2010) {Venus Japan}

Alexis Cole - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (2010) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop

Called "one of the great voices of today", Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and has won the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She records for Motema Music, NY. and Venus Records, Japan. Her recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide.

Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}

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Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}

Alexis Cole - Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) {Venus}
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Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Alexis Cole is caught deep in the dreams of her childhood on this set of standards that recall a more innocent youth and simpler times. Yet the romantic spell of grown-up fantasies is also heard during this set of ballads derived from show tunes that have references to Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and similar playful, lighthearted figures of mythical proportions. As a vocalist, Cole has few peers in terms of her enunciation, coupled with a beautiful singing voice she draws on previous icons such as Chris Connor, Irene Kral, or Carol Sloane. Pianist Fred Hersch is a perfect choice for making these songs come to life in Cole's vivid, lush, story telling imagination, with bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Matt Wilson also along for this magic carpet ride.

Miles Davis ‎– 1969Miles - Festiva De Juan Pins (1969) {Sony Japan}

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Miles Davis ‎– 1969Miles - Festiva De Juan Pins (1969) {Sony Japan}

Miles Davis ‎– 1969Miles - Festiva De Juan Pins (1969) {Sony Japan}
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Genre: Fusion

1969 Miles – Festiva de Juan Pins is a live album by Miles Davis recorded at the jazz festival in La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France, as an ORTF radio broadcast. The quintet performed twice at the Juan-les-Pins Festival, July 25 and 26. Columbia Records recorded both shows, but the music would not be released in its entirety until 2013.