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Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}

Logan Richardson - Blues People (2018) {Concord Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Modern Creative

Blues People, is a modern day version of the Kansas City Blues, Black American Music, and Rock & Roll tradition. In being such, consequently this documentation is an accumulation of experiences, and influences that have given way to a fresh sonic fusion of sound that calls on the genetic DNA of the forefathers of modern popular music.

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2018
Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Harvey Mason's 2014 effort, Chameleon, is an expansive and funky album that finds the journeyman jazz drummer exploring the space between the '70s post-bop/fusion albums that marked his early career and the contemporary smooth jazz work that has defined the latter half of his career. Having started out playing with the masterful pianist Erroll Garner, Mason eventually join Herbie Hancock's legendary Headhunters ensemble, with whom he recorded the original version of this album's title track. And while he went on to a successful career working with a bevy of artists including Lee Ritenour, George Benson, and others, it is primarily his work with Hancock that is Mason's focus here.

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 14, 2018
Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}
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Genre: Vocal Jazz

For her entry into the increasingly popular Great American Songbook subgenre, Diane Schuur de-emphasizes the vocal histrionics that in the past have come close to spoiling some of her recordings and maintains a steady, clear, exuberant tone. Good move: one of Schuur's gifts is her multi-octave range, but she has often over-relied on it at the expense of whatever song she was singing. Here, she takes to the classic compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and the like with a respectfulness and glee that allow her to frame and expose these culturally embedded lyrics and melodies without beating on them.
Tal Farlow / Hank Jones / Ray Brown / Red Norvo - On Stage (1981) {Concord}

Tal Farlow / Hank Jones / Ray Brown / Red Norvo - On Stage (1981) {Concord}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Bop

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 with vibraphonist Red Norvo and matching wits with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. Recorded at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival, this was Farlow's first of six Concord albums, and it led to a slightly higher profile for him than during the past decade. Highlights of the joyous occasion include Norvo's feature on "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," a heated "Lullaby of Birdland" and a colorful rendition of "My Shining Hour." Highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans.

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 19, 2018
Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}

Howard Alden - Take Your Pick (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4743-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4743-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Although best-known for his work in mainstream swing settings, guitarist Howard Alden has long been interested in later periods of jazz. On this superior outing, he doubles on seven-string acoustic and electric guitars (which allow him to add basslines). Lew Tabackin is on four of the ten numbers (three on tenor, one on flute) and pianist Renee Rosnes appears on six songs (including a duet with Alden on "Warm Valley"), while bassist Michael Moore and drummer Bill Goodwin are on seven. Alden takes "My Funny Valentine" and "After All" as unaccompanied solos but it is his meetings with Tabackin, particularly on exciting versions of two complex Herbie Nichols songs ("House Party Starting" and "The Gig") that are most notable. Recommended.
Alexei Lubimov - Ives, Berg & Webern: Concord (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Alexei Lubimov - Ives, Berg & Webern: Concord (2015)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Alexei Lubimov is a very great pianist and an authentically eclectic musician. Close to the music of today – he has played and recorded works by many contemporary composers and founded the Alternativa festival in Moscow, he is also impas- sioned by early instruments and Baroque music, as well as by all the music in between. This new recording stages the encounter of music of the Second Vienna School with that of the American Charles Ives. And this time, Alexei Lubimov has chosen to play on a modern instrument…

Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 18, 2017
Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}

Kenny Burrell - Lotus Blossom (1995) {Concord Jazz CCD-4668}
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© 1995 Concord Jazz | CCD-4668
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Guitar

Strange as it seems, the main criticism about this CD and about Kenny Burrell's playing during the past couple decades is that he is often overly tasteful. On this set (which has six unaccompanied guitar solos, four duets with bassist Ray Drummond, and three trio numbers with Drummond and drummer Yoron Israel), Burrell is so loving of the melodies that he adds very little of himself other than his beautiful tone. Although the tunes are superior, none of these versions are definitive and the mellow results rarely rise above the level of background music.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

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Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.

Wayne Bergeron - Plays Well With Others (2007) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 13, 2017
Wayne Bergeron - Plays Well With Others (2007) {Concord}

Wayne Bergeron - Plays Well With Others (2007) {Concord}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Big Band

Journeyman jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron delivers a lush and fiery big-band performance on his 2007 album Plays Well with Others. Featuring Bergeron's own big band, the album also includes a guest appearance by iconic high-note trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Much of the music here is crisply urbane, swinging mainstream jazz in the "little big band" tradition and should appeal to fans of acutely orchestrated ensemble jazz.Bergeron's high-note trumpet work is astonishing.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}
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© 1986-87 Concord Jazz | CCD-4317
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano

The 1987 edition of the Brubeck Quartet featured pianist Brubeck, his son Chris on electric bass and bass trombone, clarinetist Bill Smith and drummer Randy Jones. In addition to remakes of "Blue Rondo à la Turk," "Strange Meadowlark" and "Swing Bells," the leader contributed six new originals including "I See, Satie" and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz called "Dizzy's Dream." Bill Smith, who uses electronics with taste on his clarinet during a few songs, has long been a major asset to the later Brubeck Quartets. This is one of their better Concord CDs.