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.
Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 RCA / Bluebird / Jazz Heritage | 512983L
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

The very complementary tenors Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (whose similar styles often made them sound almost identical) teamed up many times through the years; this reissue brings back their first joint recording. Joined by either Dave McKenna or Hank Jones on piano, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and (on some selections) the forgotten trumpeter Dick Sherman, Al and Zoot avoid obvious material ("Somebody Loves Me" and "East of the Sun" are the only standards) in favor of swinging "modern" originals by Cohn, Sherman, Osie Johnson, Ralph Burns, Manny Albam, Ernie Wilkins, and Milty Gold. Zoot contributed "Tenor for Two Please, Jack," his answer to the song "Dinner for One Please, James." [Some releases add four alternate takes to the original 12-song program, giving one a good example of the occasional Cohn-Sims musical partnership.]

Chas & Dave - A Little Bit of Us (2018) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 21, 2018
Chas & Dave - A Little Bit of Us (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Chas & Dave - A Little Bit of Us (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 33:42 minutes | 428 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

2018 release from the veteran British duo. A Little Bit of Us is Chas & Dave's first album in over 30 years to feature brand-new Chas & Dave songs. Says Chas Hodges: "The bloke who owns the studio where we recorded much of this album is Brian Juniper. He introduced me to Dave back in 1963 - Dave was at Junior School with him. I was at Senior School with him when, as 13 year olds, we started a skiffle group over 60 years ago." The album features a mix of new Chas & Dave originals and live favorites.

Chas & Dave - A Little Bit Of Us (2018)  Music

Posted by pyatak at April 19, 2018
Chas & Dave - A Little Bit Of Us (2018)

Chas & Dave - A Little Bit Of Us (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 230 MB | Cover | 33:43 minutes | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 85 MB
Pop | Label: Cooking Vinyl

Bona fide national treasures Chas & Dave return with a new album 'A Little Bit of Us', their first in over thirty years to feature brand-new Chas & Dave songs. The album, released on April 20th on the duo's rejuvenated 'Rockney' label via Cooking Vinyl, is available on LP (COOKLP704), CD (COOKCD704) and digital download. Says Chas Hodges: "The bloke who owns the studio where we recorded much of this album is Brian Juniper. He introduced me to Dave back in 1963 - Dave was at Junior School with him. I was at Senior School with him when, as 13 year olds, we started a Skiffle group over 60 years ago."

Dave Matthews Band - Warehouse 10, Volume 6 (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 15, 2018
Dave Matthews Band - Warehouse 10, Volume 6 (2018)

Dave Matthews Band - Warehouse 10, Volume 6 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:51:04 | 699 Mb
Alternative Rock, Jam Band | Label: Bama Rags Recordings

The Warehouse is the official fan association for Dave Matthews Band. Founded on December 4, 1998, Warehouse gives fan early access to concert tickets, exclusive CDs and merchandise to its members.
Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children! - Imperial Singles Plus 1950-1962 (2CD, 2017)

Dave Bartholomew: Jump Children! - Imperial Singles Plus 1950-1962 (2CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:14:17 | 305 Mb
Genre: Soul, RnB / Label: Jasmine Records

His highly distinctive trumpet playing and his remarkable achievements as one of the chief architects of New Orleans R&B during the late '40s and early '50s as a producer (notably of Fats Domino) and his prolific song writing attracted a considerable amount of attention. However what is often neglected when discussing his career are his own recordings and this 2CD set from Jasmine attempts to collect together all of these recordings for Imperial records between 1950 and 1962.