Dave Mckenna

Frank Tate - Live in Belfast (feat. Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Dave McKenna & Butch Miles) (2001)

Frank Tate - Live in Belfast (feat. Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Dave McKenna & Butch Miles) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 447.00 Mb | 01:18:15 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: Nagel-Heyer (B01KAW08ZY)

When live jazz is played as well as it is on Live in Belfast, it's easy to say nice things about the music. Bass player Frank Tate leads a hot band featuring guitarist Howard Alden, tenor Harry Allen, pianist Dave McKenna, and drummer Butch Miles. The set was recorded during two live dates in Belfast in 1996 before a crowd that knew good jazz when they heard it. The band kick-starts this set with "Four Brothers," a swinging tune filled with eight minutes of breezy solos, then slides into the mellow "On the Alamo" with some lovely work by Alden and Allen. Tate's basslines are insistent on numbers like the jaunty "Lady Be Good" and "Just You, Just Me" (which he kicks off).
Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}

Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}
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© 1955, 1963, 2007 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD-463
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Standards / Stride / Piano

Dave McKenna made a remarkably piano solo debut in 1955 with the fifteen tunes he recorded for ABC Paramount (1-15). The remaining tracks on this compilation also come from a solo album, one he cut almost eight years later for the label Realm. Playing without a rhythm section, a key challenge for a jazz pianist, McKenna accomplished a recital of lasting value and pleasure. He plays with strength, individuality, fine beat and technique, and constant taste in all tempos. He is a wonderfully co-ordinated two-handed pianist.
Dave McKenna, Hall Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dave McKenna, Hall Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:03 minutes | 706 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album brings together two great American jazz pianists, Dave McKenna and Hall Overton, for a one-off session of piano jazz, released in 1960.
Dave McKenna & Hal Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Dave McKenna & Hal Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6149 | LP BCP-6049
Jazz / Bop / Stride / Swing / Piano Trio

A unique dual piano session from Dave McKenna and Hal Overton – and one that's nicely free of any sense of gimmick or cliche! The pair work together in a really loose, personal style – one that has the upfront push of a jazz trio date, but which also allows each musician room to express themselves differently – as you'd expect, given their slightly different approaches. Rhythm is from Earl May on bass and Jerry Segal on drums – and titles include "Monk's Mood", "Keeping Out Of Mischief", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Ruby My Dear", and a great reading of "Hi Fly".

Joe Venuti & Dave McKenna - Alone At The Palace (1977)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 3, 2014
Joe Venuti & Dave McKenna - Alone At The Palace (1977)

Joe Venuti & Dave McKenna - Alone At The Palace (1977)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 19 Tracks | 1:06:35 | 152,98 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Chiaroscuro Records

For one of violinist Joe Venuti's final recording sessions, he engages in a set of duets with the talented swing pianist Dave McKenna. The original LP had a dozen performances and the reissue CD adds seven more. In addition to the usual standards, there are several Dixieland tunes (including three versions of "At the Jazz Band Ball") and four Venuti originals. McKenna (with his rolling basslines) was a perfect partner for the violinist, making this set one of the best of Venuti's later years.
Declan McKenna - What Do You Think About The Car? (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Declan McKenna - What Do You Think About The Car? (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 47:35 minutes | 553 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Alternative, singer/songwriter and activist, Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car? is out now via Columbia Records. Following rapturously received performances at Glastonbury and Latitude, the 18 year old Brit is very proud to release his first collection of socially aware, melody-heavy indie pop songs. Topics include transgendered youth, right leaning television news, corruption, religion and the frustration of being a young person in the modern world.

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998)
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Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Soul Note - 121316-2

To hear many hard bop hard-liners tell it, all avant-garde jazz is nothing more than atonal screaming. The problem with such sweeping generalizations is that some avant-garde jazz is, in fact, quite musical. A perfect example is Dave Douglas' Convergence, an experimental, adventurous outing that incorporates everything from classical and chamber music to Jewish, Middle Eastern, and East European music.

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)
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Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Greenleaf Music

There is indeed a spirit that moves through Dave Douglas' first Brass Ecstasy recording: the late Lester Bowie. Bowie's Brass Fantasy group cut a few compelling albums that combined cover versions of all sorts of music – as well as originals – that were arranged for a brass orchestra. The most famous of these, The Great Pretender, is an obvious model for Douglas on this outing. The four brass players include Vincent Chancey on French horn, Luis Bonilla on trombone, Marcus Rojas playing the tuba, and Douglas, of course, on trumpet.
Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax Vol. 44: 2016-09-04 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA (2017) {4CD}

Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax Vol. 44: 2016-09-04 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 1.51 GB
Label: Bama Rags ‎– DMCD160 / DMAM668 | Tracks: 28 | Time: 238:50 min
Alternative Rock

With the spectacular river gorge as the backdrop, Dave Matthews Band took their final bow of the 2016 tour at the Gorge Amphitheatre before heading into an extended hiatus. The weekend, which has been affectionately dubbed “Labor Dave Weekend,” was full of incredible energy and solid performances that covered the breadth of the band’s catalogue. This show from September 4th kicked off with “The Stone,” complete with an audience sing-along, and ended with a two-song encore of “Pig” and “Stay (Wasting Time).” Special guests included Carlos Malta on woodwinds on “Say Goodbye,” “The Maker,” and “Typical Situation,” while touring crew member Joe Lawlor played guitar on a fiery performance of “Rhyme & Reason."
Dave Douglas Quintet - Brazen Heart (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Dave Douglas Quintet - Brazen Heart (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 65:00 minutes | 1,3 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City. This album is dedicated to his older brother, Damon, who died of cancer in June 2015; and among its 11 tracks are two of the most beautiful hymns in the book, "Deep River" and "A Balm in Gilead", both played with passion, grace, and horn harmonies reminiscent of "Abide with Me" on Monk's Music. "Brazen Heart" contains a familiar, but increasingly sophisticated mix of post-bop reveries, virtuosic dazzlers, and lilting ballads. And, as with most Douglas albums, the sound quality is superb.