||Art Farmer Quartet|
ARTISTRY contains 2 original Art Farmer LPs on 2 CD's: A WORK OF ART (1982) and WARM VALLEY (1983).
Art Farmer's stay at Concord Jazz was relatively brief. The ex-trumpeter turned full-time flugelhornist only recorded two albums for Concord -- A ...
Redemption: Quest Live in Europe (2007)
David Liebman formed a quartet dubbed Quest, in partnership with longtime running mate pianist Richie Beirach, after the dissolution of the acclaimed band Lookout Farm. Quest was short-lived, but has been revived with three original members and second-edition drummer Billy ...
Jazz My Soul (2007)
Liner Note Author: Bob Funk.
Recording information: Avatar Studio, New York, NY (01/2004-03/2004); Jon Gordon Studio, New York, NY (01/2004-03/2004); Kiva Speaks, Boulder, CO (01/2004-03/2004).
Photographer: Ebet Roberts.
Arranger: Bob Funk.
Personnel: Gary Wilson, Winston Ford, Coco Brown, Carmen Lundy (vocals); Randy Chavez, Mark ...
Strangers in the Night: Tribute to Frank Sinatra (2001)
Personnel: Joe Beck (guitar); George Mraz (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Ice Scape (1998)
Composer: Reuben Brown.
Personnel: Reuben Brown (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Recording information: 01/1994.
Photographer: Nils Winther.
Arranger: Steve Patton.
||Ron McClure / Trio|
Never Always (1995)
Recording information: Steeplechase Digital Studio (04/1994).
Photographer: Nils Winther.
Personnel: Don Friedman (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ron McClure.
Closer to Your Tears (1997)
Recording information: 09/1996.
Photographers: Alan King ; Nils Winther.
Personnel: Jay Azzolina (guitar); Marc Copland (piano); Billy Hart (drums); Manolo Badrena (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Ron McClure.
Personnel: Gary Bartz (alto saxophone); Butch Lacy (piano); Clint Houston (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Introducing Ari Ambrose
Personnel: Ari Ambrose (tenor saxophone); Denni Irwin (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Jesper Thilo and the American Stars, Vol. 2 (2005)
Jesper Thilo, a swinging tenor saxophonist from Denmark, has Zoot Sims as his musical role model, although he also sounds a bit like Johnny Griffin on "Cherokee" and otherwise displays a bit of his own personality in his solos. Thilo ...
Impressions: The Incredible Pat Martino (2005)
Impressions collects tracks from four of guitarist Pat Martino's best Muse albums from the '70s, including 1974's Consciousness, 1975's Footprints, 1976's We'll Be Together Again, and 1977's Exit. From Martino's most well-known and perhaps most creative period, these albums found ...
||Art Farmer / Tommy Flanagan|
An outstanding session by Farmer, here on Flugelhorn, backed by the well known Super Jazz Trio of Tommy Flanagan with Reggie Workman and Joe Chambers. Also featured are four bonus tracks with sidemen including Jim Hall, Benny Golson and Curtis ...
||Ben Besiakov / George Garzone|
Hey Why Don't We Play Mack The Knife (2003)
Recording information: Focus Recording, Copenhagen, Denmark (07/2001).
Personnel: George Garzone (tenor saxophone); Ben Besiakov (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Recorded between 1985 & 1989. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
This edition of Savoy's Timeless series delves into cuts taken from the Larry Coryell albums Equipoise, Shining Hour, and Toku Do, originally recorded for the Muse label. These nine tracks ...
Black Renaissance: Body, Mind and Spirit (1976)
Having already achieved varying degrees of commercial and critical success with Roy Ayers' Ubiquity project and Robert Flack, Harry Whitaker went into the studio to record Black Renaissance: Body, Mind & Spirit, a tone poem reflecting on the state of ...
As Time Goes By (1985)
Personnel: Duke Jordan (piano); Jesper Lundgaard (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Mitch Swings (1998)
Although basically a boppish pianist influenced by Bill Evans, Mitch Hampton is well acquainted with swing music and older styles of jazz. He often quotes vintage songs at length; on "Stroll Strut and Stroll" he strides briefly and he has ...
Funky Skull (1960)
Bassist Melvin Jackson has exactly one album in his catalog as a leader (he spent most of his time playing with Eddie Harris). But man, that's all he needed. Pumping his upright through a Maestro G-2 filter box, a Boomerang, ...
Classic Blue Note Recordings (2002)
Recorded between 1960 & 1989. Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal.
Renowned for his stints with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and, later, Miles Davis, saxophonist Wayne Shorter was also one of the finest jazz composers of the 1960s. This two-CD compilation, ...
Joy Spring: The Swingin' Side of Larry Coryell (2005)
Drawing from Larry Coryell's 1980s recordings, JOY SPRING features the jazz-rock guitar pioneer in an unusually straight-ahead mode. Here Coryell takes on classic tunes by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, and others, showcasing his interpretive skills and ...
Dark Side, Light Side (1997)
George Cables focuses primarily on works by other jazz pianists on this trio date with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart. Thoughtful treatments of Thelonious Monk's "Ruby, My Dear" and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" contrast with the ...
On the Corner (1972)
ON THE CORNER enjoys a special cult status among musicians, anticipating as it does the punk funk/acid jazz movements. For Miles Davis, ON THE CORNER was another seismic shift. Miles was particularly fond of the lyric sweep of Hendrixian electric ...
When You're Smiling
Of the many recordings Duke Jordan did for the Steeplechase label while living in Copenhagen as an expatriate, he did two with bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Billy Hart, and they are both included on this double-CD set. Those recordings ...
||Grover Washington, Jr.|
Prime Cuts 1987-99 (1999)
This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
German edition with the exclusive bonus track "My Foolish Heart."
Grover Washington, Jr.'s fatal 1999 heart attack cut a successful 30-year recording career tragically short. Washington's legacy was his ...
||Early Trane - the John Coltrane Songbook (2008) |
Track Listing: Cousin Mary; Like Sonny; Impressions; After the Rain; Straight Street; Moment's Notice; Equinox; Up Against the Wall; Naima; Giant Steps;