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Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 5, 2018
Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}

Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}
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© 1961, 1988 Candid / Phonoco / Black Lion | CCD 79028
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Ray Crawford, best known for his associations with pianist Ahmad Jamal and organist Jimmy Smith, only led one session in his early years. Because the Candid label soon went bankrupt, the set went unreleased altogether until this 1988 CD. Comprised of five Crawford originals, the session finds the guitarist playing fairly advanced hard bop with trumpeter Johnny Coles, baritonist Cecil Payne (in top form), pianist Junior Mance, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Frankie Dunlop. Everyone sounds fine, making one regret that this set fell between the cracks for so many years.
Ray Crawford - It's About Time (1977) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-623 rel 2011}

Ray Crawford - It's About Time (1977) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-623 rel 2011}
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© 1977-78, 2011 Interplay Records / Absord Music Japan | ABCJ-623
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Guitar

When tuberculosis forced Ray Crawford to give up his gig playing tenor sax and clarinet in Fletcher Henderson’s band of the early 1940’s, he decided to switch to guitar. Ray became an important cog in pianist Ahmad Jamal’s early groups and his unique, percussive style was soon appropriated by other guitarists including the great Herb Ellis. Ray went on to record with Gil Evans towards the end of the 1950’s, and after settling in Los Angeles he started to work for the legendary organist Jimmy Smith — an association that would last well into the 1980’s.

Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)

Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone | # 0025218911221 | 00:39:30

Midnight Ramble, released in 1983 on Milestone, was saxophonist Hank Crawford's return to recording after a four-year break following his departure from Kudu. It was the beginning of a decades-long relationship with the prestigious jazz label. Crawford, a veteran of Ray Charles, had long been associated with soul-jazz groove-oriented music. On this date, he delivers a solid, straight-ahead session with some notable surprises. The first is that he plays not only his trademark alto saxophone, but also electric piano. Next is his rhythm section: Dr. John on piano and organ, Charles "Flip" Greene on bass, guitarist Calvin Newborn (brother of Phineas), and stone-cold soul-jazz drummer Bernard Purdie. But that isn't all. Crawford also includes five other horns: two trumpets, trombone, bass saxophone, and David "Fathead" Newman on tenor. Needless to say, Crawford's idea of "straight-ahead" still contains plenty, plenty soul. The program is solid, top to bottom; it's amiable, relaxed, and deeply rooted in the blues.
Hank Crawford - I Hear A Symphony (1975/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Hank Crawford - I Hear A Symphony (1975/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 33:32 minutes | 976 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:32 minutes | 708 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"I Hear a Symphony" is the sixteenth album led by saxophonist Hank Crawford and his fifth released on the Kudu (CTI) label in 1973. AllMusic states, "This set is a cooker. Certainly the production is a bit dated, but the funky-butt moves in Crawford's soulful playing and the tough riffing of Gale more than transcend it".
Hank Crawford - Wildflower (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Hank Crawford - Wildflower (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:30 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hank Crawford's '60s sides for Atlantic rightfully established him among the preeminent soul-jazz saxophonists. For pure phrasing and feel, Crawford was in a class by himself. When Creed Taylor kicked off CTI in 1970, he brought Crawford on board immediately. This date from 1973 one of eight cut between 1971 and 1978 is Crawford's strongest for the label and one of the better records of his career, though jazz purists would never agree. Produced and arranged by Bob James with a smoking cast that includes Joe Beck, Idris Muhammad, Richard Tee, and Bob Cranshaw, as well as a brass section of crack New York studio cats, Wildflower is the album Crawford had been trying to make since 1971.

Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 29, 2017
Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}

Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}
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© 1989 Milestone Records / Fantasy | MCD-9168-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Altoist Hank Crawford teams up with pianist/organist Dr. John on this accessible and enjoyable soul-jazz outing. Crawford made quite a few CDs in this format for Milestone during the 1980s, using a funky four-piece rhythm section and a small horn section to play recent originals and a few vintage classics. Highlights of the above-average effort include "For the Love of You," "K.C. Blues" and "Trouble in Mind."

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2017
Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:40
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone/Universal | # 0025218927925

Recorded when he was 63, After Dark finds Hank Crawford excelling by sticking to what he does so well: uncomplicated, blues-drenched, gospel-minded soul-jazz. Warmth and accessibility continued to define the veteran alto saxophonist, who sounds like he's still very much in his prime on everything from "Amazing Grace" to W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" and the standard "T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do." Crawford reminds us how appealing and sentimental a ballad player can be on "That's All," and he demonstrates that Ruby & The Romantics' early-1960s soul-pop gem "Our Day Will Come" can work quite well in a jazz setting. The saxman's noteworthy support includes producer Bob Porter (who, true to form, is smart enough to step aside and let Crawford do his thing), guitarist Melvin Sparks and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. It's been said that Crawford is jazz's equivalent of a charismatic soul singer like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye or his former employer Ray Charles, and After Dark makes it very hard to disagree with that assertion.

Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Oct. 11, 2017
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography (Repost)

Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography By Lawrence J. Quirk
2002 | 346 Pages | ISBN: 0813122546 | PDF | 30 MB

Spectrum - Geracao Bendita (1971) {2002 Shadoks Music}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 24, 2018
Spectrum - Geracao Bendita (1971) {2002 Shadoks Music}

Spectrum - Geracao Bendita (1971) {2002 Shadoks Music}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 70 mb
Genre: psychedelic rock, soundtrack

Geracao Bendita is the 1971 album by Brazilian band Spectrum, who blend their native Portuguese with hints of English. The album was a soundtrack to a film that is said to have been banned back then. This pressing was remastered and reissued in 2002 by Shadoks Music.

Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy's Greatest Hits (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 24, 2018
Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy's Greatest Hits (2002)

Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy's Greatest Hits (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 01:11:10 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI

Feelings run high about Nigel Kennedy, the bad boy of the violin (he's started using his first name again, if you hadn't heard). On the cover of this collection, he's pictured with red and blue paint on his unshaven face, biting the side of his violin for one reason or another. But Nigel Kennedy's Greatest Hits points to what has really always been the ironic thing about Kennedy – when it comes to the music, he's quite un-outrageous.