L.a. 4

The L.A. 4 – Zaca (1980)  

Posted by janwal46 at April 15, 2010
The L.A. 4 – Zaca (1980)

The L.A. 4 – Zaca (1980)
Concord Records | 1980 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG | HQ-Covers (incl. in archives) | 231Mb

This is one of the several collaborations between Laurindo Almeida, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton and Bud Shank - better known as the L.A.4 - and it stands as one of the most sincere, elegant performances of jazz arrangements and crossover pieces I have ever heard. The egos are gone, replaced with passionate, intense, but never overstated performances.
In Almeida's arrangement of Faure's "Pavane, op. 50," Bud Shank's sensitivity for the classical flute blends sweetly with Almeida's true understanding of the original, then transformed into an enlightening jazz arrangement. Ray Brown's bass playing is classic and Jeff Hamilton's performance is solid. Hearing this album, in contrast to much of the jazz & pizazz marketed today, transmits a "they don't make 'em like they used to" sense which is welcomed by the nostalgic listener.

The L.A. 4: The L.A. 4 [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at Sept. 27, 2008
The L.A. 4: The L.A. 4 [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]

The L.A. 4: The L.A. 4 [96/24 Stereo LP Rip]
WAV | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 1,107 MB
Styles: Jazz


LAURINDO ALMEIDA, RAY BROWN, SHELLY MANNE, BUD SHANK The L.A. Four (Original 1976 US white Concord Jazz label 6-track heavyweight vinyl LP, a cracking album from this fusion supergroup produced by Carl E. Jefferson for his Concord Jazz label.
L.A. 4: Just Friends [96/24 Stereo LP Rip, Direct To Disc]

L.A. 4: Just Friends [96/24 Stereo LP Rip, Direct To Disc]
WAV | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 895 Mb
Styles: Jazz

Featuring Ray Brown on bass and Bud Shank on sax this is a stunning session. With Laurindo Almeida on guitar and Jeff Hamilton on drums.

The L.A. 4: Montage [96/24 LP Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at Sept. 11, 2008
The L.A. 4: Montage [96/24 LP Rip]

The L.A. 4: Montage [96/24 LP Rip]
FLAC | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 760 Mb
Styles: Jazz

Montage is a good name for an L.A. Four recording, because the group (Bud Shank on flute and alto, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jeff Hamilton) consistently mixed together different elements to gain its own sound. Included on this date are classical themes by Claude Debussy and Heitor Villa-Lobos, three group originals (including Shank's "Madame Butterball"), "Teach Me Tonight" (taken as a samba), and cooking renditions of "My Romance" and "Squatty Roo." A fine example of the L.A. Four's unique yet very accessible music. - All Music Guide

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L'Espresso - 4 Dicembre 2016

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Lord of Burger - Tome 4 - Les secrets de l'aïeule  Comics

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