Since bassist Rob Wasserman recently had a much-discussed session on the market, it's not surprising Rounder would rush this 13-cut collection recorded in 1982 from the vaults. This one is a superior work in terms of showcasing Wasserman's attributes, which ...
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Rebirth Kickin' It Live (1991)
The Rebirth Brass Band's hottest, most freewheeling session was this live album recorded at New Orleans' Glass House during Mardi Gras. It presents the group doing spiraling, furious numbers such as "Freedom," "Kidd Joran's Second Line" and the title cut. ...
At The Village Vanguard (1999)
Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, New York, New York in 1991.
Sun Ra often pulled small units out of the larger Arkestra, and that was the case on this 1991 concert recorded live at the Vanguard. He led a sextet ...
Reunion In Europe (1983)
Pianist Monty Alexander had a reunion tour with his former sidemen, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, in 1983. The resulting CD was recorded live in a West German club. Alexander is the main soloist (as expected) but Clayton ...
Live At The Concord Summer Festival (1995)
Audio Remixer: Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Philip Elwood.
Recording information: Concord Summer Festival, Concord, CA.
Photographer: Bill Hogue.
Personnel includes: Louie Bellson (drums), Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone), Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Dick Nash (trombone), Ross Tompkins (piano), Grant Geissman (guitar), John Williams (bass).
Soprano Summit In Concert (1976)
For several years in the 1970s, Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern teamed up to co-lead Soprano Summit, a group that featured the pair doubling on clarinets and sopranos. Their appearance at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival found the group at ...
Frankie Capp/Nat Pierce Orchestra: Frankie Capp (drums); Nat Pierce (piano); Ernie Andrews (vocals); Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Richie Kamuca, Marshal Royal, Quinn Davis (saxophone); Bill Berry, Gary Grant, Blue Mitchell, Bobby Shew (trumpet); Buster Cooper, Alan Kaplan, Britt Woodman (trombone); ...
Soprano Summit: Live at Concord '77 (1977)
Soprano Summit was one of the hottest mainstream groups of the 1970s, a unit co-led by Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern who on clarinets and sopranos really pushed and battled each other. For their appearance at the 1977 Concord Jazz ...
Plays So Good (1978)
Guitarist George Barnes' final recording is rather brief (32 minutes) but this album (which contains fine versions of nine standards) has its enjoyable moments. Accompanied by rhythm guitarist Duncan James, bassist Dean Reilly, and drummer Benny Barth, Barnes shows that ...
In This Korner (1978)
IN THIS KORNER is a live performance of one of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers' late '70s transitional lineups. The location of the set is of special note--it's San Francisco's famed Keystone Korner, in its time the Birdland of the West ...
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Live At The Century Plaza (1978)
The packaging for this reissue CD could be better (it leaves out the personnel listing and even the recording date) but the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut is heard throughout the live session in fine form. The main soloists in the 1978 version ...
Live At Montreux: Summer 1979 (1979)
The L.A. Four (guitarist Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank on alto and flute, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jeff Hamilton) were in their fifth year when they were recorded live at the 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival. The program has two group ...
Live At The Concord Jazz Festival 1979 (1979)
Recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival, Concord Pavilion, Concord, California in August 1979. Includes liner notes by Conrad Silvert.
Ray Brown Trio: Ray Brown (bass); Monty Alexander (piano); Jeff Hamilton (drums).
Personnel: Ernestine Anderson (vocals); Monty Alexander (piano); Jeff Hamilton (drums).
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Back Home (1979)
Recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival, Concord, California in August 1979. Includes liner notes by Blake A. Samson and Dave Brubeck.
The first of three Concord LPs by this particular edition of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris ...
Recordings by Louie Bellson's various big bands tend to be a slight disappointment, full of fire and explosive moments but sometimes lacking in subtlety and surprises. This effort finds the classic drummer at the head of a 14-horn, 19-piece orchestra ...
Blues Alley Jazz (1979)
BLUES ALLEY JAZZ, a live duo performance, pairs pianist George Shearing with bassist Brian Torff for an evening of highly accessible bop playing. The melodic voicings that Shearing popularized with his quintet are still in the mix here, but with ...
At The Festival (1979)
One of Marian McPartland's better all-round sets for Concord, this date features the veteran pianist at the 1979 Concord Jazz Festival. Joined by bassist Brian Torff and drummer Jake Hanna, McPartland plays her own "In the Days of Our Love" ...
Great Guitars At The Winery (1980)
This exciting live session is pretty definitive of the Great Guitars. With fine support offered by bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Jimmie Smith, guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis romp on such swinging numbers as "Broadway," "Air Mail ...
On A Clear Day (1980)
Like its companion album BLUES ALLEY JAZZ, 1980's ON A CLEAR DAY captures pianist George Shearing and bassist Brian Torff playing a live concert of sophisticated, low-key bop. Well known for the highly melodic jazz sound he produced with his ...
Presents Vol. 1: A Concord Jam (1980)
Woody Herman took time away from his regular big band to lead a similar unit composed of rising stars and established veterans at the 1980 Concord Jazz Festival. The result of this jam session is one of Herman's best recordings ...
On Stage (1976)
Recorded live at the Concord Pavilion, Concord, California in August 1976. Includes liner notes by Philip Elwood.
Other than a Prestige date in 1969, this was guitarist Tal Farlow's first recording in nearly 17 years. He is heard at a reunion ...
Stan Getz's first recording for Concord finds him returning to the strictly acoustic straightahead format, performing six standards with a quartet comprised of pianist Lou Levy, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Victor Lewis. Getz is in particularly fine form on ...
Straight Ahead (1981)
STRAIGHT AHEAD offers yet another live document of Art Blakey's early '80s Jazz Messengers, this time from San Francisco's famous Keystone Korner. This is the group that formally introduced the world to the talents of Bobby Watson, Charles Fambrough, James ...
Woody And Friends: Monterey Jazz Festival 1979 (1979)
Recorded live at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, Herman and his Young Thundering Herd welcomed trumpeters Woody Shaw and Dizzy Gillespie and trombonist Slide Hampton to the bandstand for "Woody'n You" and "Manteca," and featured guest Stan Getz on a ...
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Tour De Force (1981)
Al Cohn gets top billing on this CD (formerly a double-LP) but that was because among the three tenors his name comes first alphabetically. This is a jam session set featuring the tenors of Cohn, Scott Hamilton and Buddy Tate. ...