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Jackie McLean - 'Bout Soul (1967) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series CDP 59383 rel 1997}

Jackie McLean - 'Bout Soul (1967) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series CDP 59383 rel 1997}
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© 1967, 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 59383 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

'Bout Soul does not mean the same thing as soul-jazz, as the opening track "Soul" makes abundantly clear. Written by Grachan Moncur III and poet Barbara Simmons, "Soul" is a tonally free tone-poem that features Simmons' spoken recital. It's about what the concept of soul is, not what soul music is, and that should not come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with Jackie McLean's work. Even as his Blue Note contemporaries were working commercial soul-jazz grooves, McLean pushed the borders of jazz, embracing the avant-garde and free jazz.

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 30, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 381 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB | 01:18:02
Classical, Piano, French Vocal | Label: Erato/Warner Classics

For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honour in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. Among the featured artists are three world-famous actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin. It is 20 years since Barbara died, aged 67, on November 24th 1997. Alexandre Tharaud’s idea for this album dates back to the day of her funeral. He, like many other fans, went to the cemetery in Bagneux on the outskirts of Paris.

Robby Johnson - Jusqu'au Bout (2018)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 29, 2019
Robby Johnson - Jusqu'au Bout (2018)

Robby Johnson - Jusqu'au bout (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 00:32:05 | 215 mb
Pop, Chanson | Label: Audiogram

Après le succès du tout premier extrait Au bout de nos doigts, l’auteur-compositeur-interprète au parcours hors normes, Robby Johnson, présente Jusqu’au bout, son premier album en français sous l’étiquette Audiogram. Par la même occasion, il lance le nouvel extrait Comment j'oublie.

Fred Hess - How 'Bout Now (2006) {Tapestry 76009-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 21, 2020
Fred Hess - How 'Bout Now (2006) {Tapestry 76009-2}

Fred Hess - How 'Bout Now (2006) {Tapestry 76009-2}
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© 2006 Tapestry | 76009-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

For his 11th album as a leader, Denver-based tenorist Fred Hess employed the same excellent sidemen as on his previous two well-received recordings-Ken Filiano on bass, Matt Wilson on drums and Ron Miles on cornet (instead of his usual trumpet), with longtime colleague Mark Harris added on alto. And once again the leader, who holds a doctorate in composition, wrote all the pieces (certainly not “tunes”). Indeed, the emphasis is on Hess’ sophisticated writing, complemented by well-integrated improvisations.

Diane Schuur - Talkin' 'Bout You (1988)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 22, 2017
Diane Schuur - Talkin' 'Bout You (1988)

Diane Schuur - Talkin' 'Bout You (1988)
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Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: GRP Records - GRD-9567

Diane Schuur, who has sometimes been on the periphery of jazz, balances her importance as a dedicated jazz singer with the inclusion of a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career she had the tendency to screech in her upper register, but with maturity that flaw has largely disappeared and she has become a very impressive singer. Blinded at birth due to a hospital accident, Schuur (who would later be nicknamed "Deedles") imitated singers as a child.
Hank Crawford - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (1974) {Masterworks Jazz 88697943742 rel 2011}

Hank Crawford - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (1974) {Masterworks Jazz 88697943742 rel 2011}
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© 1974, 2011 Kudu / CTI / Masterworks Jazz | 88697 94374 2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Sweet soulful jazz from reedman Hank Crawford – one of his killer Kudu sessions from the 70s – all of which really helped Hank redefine his sound! The setting here is large and full – put together beautifully by Bob James, with that sense of space for the soloist that makes his CTI/Kudu arrangements so crucial – and light years ahead of what other arrangers were doing at the time. The tracks are longish, but never overdone – and the record has all the soulful alto sounds of Crawford's 60s work at Atlantic, but with a definite 70s bent overall. James plays Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – and other players include Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Idris Muhammad and Bernard Purdie on drums, and Richard Tee on additional keyboards.
Leo Parker - Let Me Tell You 'Bout It (1961) {Blue Note RVG 094631149122 rel 2005}

Leo Parker - Let Me Tell You 'Bout It (1961) {Blue Note RVG 094631149122 rel 2005}
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© 1961, 2005 Blue Note / Capitol | 0946 3 11491 2 2 | RVG Edition
Jazz / Hard Bop / Baritone Saxophone

This session (reissued on CD) was a comeback record of sorts for Leo Parker. Briefly one of the leading bebop baritone saxophonists (and an alumnus of Billy Eckstine's legendary orchestra), Parker shifted to rhythm and blues in the early 1950's and then mostly dropped out of sight until he recorded this set. After cutting a second album, he died of a heart attack at age 36 on Feb. 11, 1962. A guttural player who emphasized the lower register of the baritone and was influenced by Illinois Jacquet, Parker (who is joined by obscure sidemen) sounds in top form during his varied program which includes several hard swingers, the gospellish funk of the title cut and two selections not on the original LP: "The Lion's Roar" and a second version of "Low Brown."
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) {Fat Note}

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) {Fat Note}
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Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, neo swing

Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! is the 2000 album by neo swing jazz chanteuse Lavay Smith, along with her combo Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. This was released by Fat Note.
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Happy 'Bout The Whole Thing (1975) [Japan Reissue 1995]

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Happy 'Bout The Whole Thing (1975) [Japan Reissue 1995]
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Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SRCS-6500

Dee Dee Sharp is best known for "Mashed Potato Time" and "Do the Bird," Top Ten hits in the early '60s. This mid-'70s Philly sound outing has pop leanings that infiltrate the disco so important to the dance music empire of Sharp's husband, Kenneth Gamble. "Love Buddies" is an interesting concept seeing that much of the Philly sound was club oriented, and this first song is the only one penned by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. "Touch My Life" is an adequate tune by James Mendell, but it's Sharp's exquisite voice that really shines, taking over the material and making the entire album listenable.
Barbara Acklin - The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records [2CD] (2004)

Barbara Acklin - The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records [2CD] (2004)
R&B, Soul, Northern Soul, Pop-Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:18:39 | 882,95 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (UK) | Cat.# MEDCD 744 | Released: 2004-05-25 (1968-1973)

Favoring a supple, sophisticated approach quite distinct from the grittier sound of her Chicago rivals, soul diva Barbara Acklin cut some of the finest records to come out of the Windy City in the late '60s, most notably "Love Makes a Woman" and "Am I the Same Girl." She also cut her fair share of overbaked dross, which renders The Complete Barbara Acklin on Brunswick Records such a generous but frustrating listen. Assembling all five of the LPs Acklin cut for Brunswick between 1968 and 1973 - an output totaling 45 songs - the set offers the kind of all-inclusive, respectful treatment rarely afforded to artists of Acklin's limited commercial stature, but given the abundance of inferior material, listeners without completist impulses will be far better served by more focused best-of collections.