Plug Me In/High Voltage (1999)
Recorded live at The Village Gate, New York, New York and Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California. Originally released on Atlantic (1529).
In 1999, Collectables released Plug Me In/High Voltage, which contained two complete albums -- Plug Me In (1968, originally released on ...
Ice Scape (1998)
Composer: Reuben Brown.
Personnel: Reuben Brown (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Recording information: 01/1994.
Photographer: Nils Winther.
Arranger: Steve Patton.
Recorded in October 1996.
Personnel: Dave Stryker (guitar); Rich Perry (tenor saxophone); Billy Hart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Dave Stryker.
Recording information: 10/1996.
Personnel: Dave Stryker (guitar); Rich Perry (tenor saxophone); Ed Howard (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
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 ...
I Dream Too Much (1984)
With John Clark (french horn), John Eckert (tpt). All brass front line. Includes three Knepper compositions, two standards, one by Hanna. ~ Michael G. Nastos
Liner Note Author: Lee Jeske.
Recording information: Vanguard, NY (02/1984-03/1984).
Personnel: Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Eckert (trumpet, flugelhorn), ...
Elements: Water (1999)
With this CD, Liebman kicked off a cycle of four albums inspired by the so-called elements -- Water, Earth, Fire and Air -- attempting to cover a wide range of the moods and emotions that Water suggests. Indeed, Liebman succeeds ...
Grand Slam (1978)
Trumpeter Benny Bailey was teamed with veteran tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse on this hard-blowing quintet date. The fresh material (two songs by Fritz Pauer who arranged the date, a pair from Bailey and one by Pepper Adams) inspires the soloists to ...
Yes, Yes, Nonet
It was a tragedy that Lee Konitz's versatile nonet was not able to succeed commercially. Just like its leader, the group was able to stretch from swing standards, bop and cool jazz to freer improvisations and challenging originals. This SteepleChase ...
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 ...
As Time Goes By (1985)
Personnel: Duke Jordan (piano); Jesper Lundgaard (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Personnel: Gary Bartz (alto saxophone); Butch Lacy (piano); Clint Houston (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
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Beauty & the Blues (1997)
Recording information: Blue Jay Recording Studio.
Personnel: Tom McKinley (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Darius Brubeck.
Is There a Jackson in the House (1996)
Bass virtuoso Chip Jackson's (Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones, Billy Taylor) first CD as leader features standards and jazz classics in trio and duo settings. The trio includes Chip, pianist Dave Kikoski and drummer Billy Hart performing Miles Davis' ...
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 ...
The excellent guitarist Jerome Barde made his recording debut on this CD, using such illustrious sidemen as pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Billy Hart. The most impressive aspect to this fine set is that Barde (whose guitar ...
Strangers in the Night: Tribute to Frank Sinatra (2001)
Personnel: Joe Beck (guitar); George Mraz (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
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Unstuck in Time (2004)
Recording information: 03/2004.
Personnel: Joshua Douglas Smith (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ben Monder (guitar); Billy Hart (drums).
Know More (2001)
Andy LaVerne's long relationship with Steeplechase has produced many memorable dates, and this trio session of original works, with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart, is no exception. The lively, constantly shifting opener "Fire Wire" is actually based on ...
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 ...
Reflections of Monk
Personnel: Gary Bartz (alto saxophone); Jenelle Fisher, Mekea Kieth (vocals); Eddie Henderson (trumpet); Bob Butta (piano); Geoff Harper (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
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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 ...
Major Jazz Minor Blues (1998)
A jazz-rock pioneer during the late '60s and '70s, Larry Coryell was also a strong performer in a straight-ahead setting, as evidenced by his recordings for Muse during the latter half of the '80s. Major Jazz Minor Blues reissues ten ...
Jazz Guitar for Art Lovers (2005)
JAZZ GUITAR FOR ART LOVERS compiles 11 tracks from legends Larry Coryell, Charlie Byrd, and Kenny Burrell, highlighted by Coryell's "Moments Notice" and Byrd's "Spanish Guitar Blues."
There's much good jazz guitar on this compilation, but there's no thematic coherency to ...
As an acoustic pianist in modern jazz, Werner has few peers, but not the proper acclaim. Perhaps this CD will do it: it's an exquisitely crafted date with several trio tracks (Drew Gress on bass and Billy Hart on drums,) ...
Bedtime Stories (2000)
This fine album is primarily a tribute to Herbie Hancock, whom Childs credits as his first major musical influence. The advanced yet accessible set features Childs in a trio setting, with rhythm section heavyweights George Mraz on bass and Billy ...