||C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band|
My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes (1988)
This is the real deal, obviously. C.J. is the son of Clifton Chenier, who is to zydeco what James Brown is to soul--i.e., the godfather--and the music here is very traditionalist and stripped down (sometimes, as in "Blue Flame Blues" ...
||Rebirth Brass Band|
Here to Stay (1984)
Mid-'80s session featuring The Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans' finest contemporary ensemble playing in this style, along with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Unlike the Dirty Dozen, who are more eclectic and also have worked with high-profile rockers, the Rebirth ...
Jerry Hahn & His Quintet (1998)
Interesting, eclectic set of five originals (all but one written by Hahn), from a date including Jack DeJohnette on drums. Some of the cuts swing pretty well in a bop-Django Reinhardt sort of fusion, with Michael White on violin. "Ragahantar" ...
Universal Language (2000)
This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Marc Antoine must have worried when he told his label, GRP, that he wanted to call his new recording Universal Language. (It seems he used the ...
Absolute Benson (2000)
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
ABSOLUTE BENSON was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.
With the help of his longtime friend and producer, Tommy LiPuma, George Benson crafts ...
Here's to You, Charlie Brown!: 50 Great Years! (2000)
Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood, California on September 28 & 29, 1999. Includes liner notes by David Benoit & Lee Mendelson.
HERE'S TO YOU CHARLIE BROWN was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.
An album of Peanuts-related music performed ...
Tomorrow Today (2000)
A certain timelessness surrounds Jarreau and his silken, seductive voice. He croons upon smooth jazz landscapes, territory blazed before him and after him by multitudes, but his voice always belongs to the music. Songs never seem quite as trite as ...
Coats Collection (2000)
Compilation producers include: Bill Gibson, Jamie Dieveney, The Coats.
group formerly known as the Trenchcoats are one of the most popular contemporary a cappella groups performing today; formed in 1987, they have built up a large following of fans, and this ...
Truth & Other Stories (1998)
9 tracks from highly imaginative a cappella sextet, singing a compelling mix of jazz, R&B, gospel, world, pop & improvisational music - they're tight, soulful & a whole lotta fun
Principally recorded at DKS Studios, Hayward, California.
Engineers: Don Turney, Gary ...
Say You Love Me (2000)
album originally released in Japan contains 7 songs never released in the U.S.; dynamic & fresh vocal a cappella versions of "My Cherie Amour," "Shenandoah" & "White Christmas" appear alongside powerful originals
Recorded at Sound Techniques, Boston, Massachusetts.
Personnel: Yumiko Matsuoka ...
||Joe Louis Walker|
Although it didn't enjoy the major label hype that his current output does, Walker's HighTone encore just may be his finest album of all, filled with soulful vocal performances, bone-cutting guitar work, and tight backing from the Boss Talkers and ...
||Joe Louis Walker|
Blue Soul (1989)
Another winner sporting memorable songs ("T.L.C.," "Personal Baby, " "City of Angels, " "Prove Your Love"), sinuous grooves, and a whole lot of vicious guitar from one of the hottest relatively young bluesmen on the circuit. He goes it alone ...
||Joe Louis Walker|
Live at Slim's, Vol. 1 (1991)
Walker was hot enough over the course of a two-day stand at Slim's in San Francisco to warrant the issue of two full albums from the dates. The first is a sizzling combination of past triumphs, new items, and covers ...
||Hot Club Of Cowtown|
Tall Tales (1999)
The Hot Club of Cowtown's second album is as winning as their debut, released just a year prior. Furthermore, they're exhibiting smart and meaningful growth. Their first original compositions are in amongst the fifteen tracks this time out. There's a ...
||Hot Club Of Cowtown|
Dev'lish Mary (2000)
DEV'LISH MARY is the solid third album from this sharp trio with a love and dazzling understanding of western swing, European cafe-era jazz, and heart-rending balladry. Leaders Elana Fremerman (fiddle/vocals) and Whit Smith (guitar/vocals) have written one song each, and ...
Plays Music of Cole Porter (1986)
Released as part of Concord's Concerto subsidiary, this unusual release matches together pianist George Shearing with the classical French horn player Barry Tuckwell for a set of 11 Cole Porter songs. Five selections use a full string section, two are ...
Washington Guitar Quintet (1992)
Romanticism, Afro-Latin voicings and classical stylings are the three primary components of Charlie Byrd's most recent release. It blends his playing with that of Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Jeffrey Meyerriecks, Myrna Sislen and Larry Snitzler, and the quintet members expertly complement and ...
Chico Freeman showed a great deal of potential in the 1970s when the young tenor saxophonist recorded frequently. His profile has been a lot lower since that era, but he is still quite capable of playing rewarding music as he ...
||JVC XRCD Sampler (1996) |
extended resolution CD; introductory compilation features tracks from the first ten XRCD albums. (Previously deleted:11/1/05. Original release date:12/3/99)
||Hampton Hawes / Hampton Trio Hawes|
Hampton Hawes Trio, Vol. 1 (1955)
Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (Extended Resolution Compact Disc) technology.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit K2 Super Coding System technology.
The first of pianist Hampton Hawes' long string of Contemporary recordings features him in his early prime in a trio with bassist ...
||Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Tour (1993) |
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Chicago based blues label Alligator Records, this disc contains live music from Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Lonnie Brooks Blues Band, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, and Lil' Ed & The Imperials. This tour ...
Crawfish Fiesta (1980)
Probably the best of all the many albums Longhair waxed during his comeback. A tremendously tight combo featuring three horns and Dr. John on guitar delightfully back the Professor every step of the way as he recasts Solomon Burke's "Cry ...
All songs written or co-written by Fenton Robinson except "Can't Hold Out Much Longer" (Jacobs), "The Feeling Is Gone" (Malone), and "Sinner's Prayer" (Fulson/Glenn).
For the most part, another easy-going trip to the mellower side of contemporary blues, Robinson's jazzy tone ...
||Noble "Thin Man" Watts|
Return of the Thin Man (1987)
After taking several years off, Noble Watts returned in 1987 with Return of the Thin Man. Instead of following through on his storming, honking '50s and '60s R&B, Watts decided to take things in a different direction, toning things down ...
Street Song (2000)
Mike Curtis Klezmer Quartet: Mike Curtis (clarinet, tenor saxophone, tarogato); Dave Leslie (accordion, keyboard); Dan Scollard (electric bass); Dave Storrs (drums).
Personnel: Mike Curtis (tarogato, clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Dave Leslie (accordion, keyboards); Daniel Scollard (electric bass); Dave Storrs (drums).