L.a. 4

The L.A. 4 – Zaca (1980)  Music

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]  Music

Posted by dimsal at Sept. 25, 2008
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]  Music

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

The Doors - Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 18, 2018
The Doors - Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman (2011)

The Doors - Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman (2011)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
AC3, 224kbps, 2.0ch / AC3, 448kbps, 5.1ch / DTS 1536kbps, 5.1ch
Rock, Documentary | Eagle Rock Entertainment | Scans | ~ 7.81 Gb

"Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman'" is the story of the making of the Doors' last album with Jim Morrison "L.A. Woman". 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the album's release and this program goes into detail of how the album came about, its recording and what was happening to the band at the time…

The L.A. Four - The L.A. Four Scores! (1975)  Music

Posted by uff at May 29, 2017
The L.A. Four - The L.A. Four Scores! (1975)

The L.A. Four - The L.A. Four Scores! (1975)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Concord, UCCO-90304 | rem: 2014 | 305Mb

Altoist Bud Shank (who doubles on flute) and acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida first teamed up in 1954 to make a couple of albums called Brazilliance that hinted at but greatly predated bossa nova. Shank and Almeida came together 20 years later to form the L.A. Four, a quartet also including bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne.

The L.A. Four - Concierto De Aranjuez (1976) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 2, 2016
The L.A. Four - Concierto De Aranjuez (1976) {Concord}

The L.A. Four - Concierto De Aranjuez (1976) {Concord}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 220MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Cool

The second recording and first studio set by the L.A. Four matched together Bud Shank on alto and flute, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne for a diverse yet consistently enjoyable program. The selections range from "Dindi" and "Manteca" to "St. Thomas" and a 13-minute exploration of "Concierto de Aranjuez." As usual, the band mixes together bossa nova and Brazilian jazz, some touches of classical music, and cool-toned bop. Recommended as a strong example of the group's appealing sound.

Ambrosia - Life Beyond L.A. (1978)  Music

Posted by uff at April 3, 2014
Ambrosia - Life Beyond L.A. (1978)

Ambrosia - Life Beyond L.A. (1978)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner 9 26870-2 | rel: 2000 | 290Mb

Ambrosia's third album (and first for Warner Bros.) is more commercial and less conceptual than their first two releases, Somewhere I've Never Travelled and the self-titled Ambrosia. The album opens effectively with the title track, which is about life, or the lack thereof, in Los Angeles. The better songs on this album, including the title track and the top ten single "How Much I Feel," were written and sung by lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist David Pack. ~Allmusic

The L.A. Four - Two By Four  Music

Posted by odoacer at June 16, 2009
The L.A. Four - Two By Four

The L.A. Four - Two By Four
JAZZ | EAC rip | APE(IMAGE+CUE+LOG) | COVERS | 470Mb
Recorded at Sunset Recording Studios, Hollywood, California and live at Mountain Studios, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux, Switzerland in July 1979.

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [Remastered]  Video

Posted by Without at April 19, 2018
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [Remastered]

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1040 | AVC@12.0 Mb/s | English DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 1 h 55 min | 10.9 GB
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.