Bob Dorough

Bob Dorough - Songs of Love (1987)  

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 17, 2014
Bob Dorough - Songs of Love (1987)

Bob Dorough - Songs of Love (1987)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artwork | 64 min | 157 MB
Label:Orange Blue | Rel: 1987

Bob Dorough has often been described as an acquired taste, certainly not shared by everyone. In Will Friedwald’s study Jazz Singing, he wrote: “Anyone who’s ever taken a singing lesson resents the hell out of Bob Dorough for having the nerve to pass himself off as a vocalist.” On the other hand, Gary Giddins, in one of his Weatherbird columns for the Village Voice, had the following perspective on Dorough: “He can interpret a lyric as though it were an anecdote. When he goes into bopping swingers, he seems almost indifferent to how much energy he can generate. The whole effect has freaked many, and he has endured some of the most scathing reviews I’ve ever read.”

Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg - Who's On First (2000)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 7, 2016
Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg - Who's On First (2000)

Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg - Who's On First (2000)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56 min | 130 MB
Label: Blue Note Records | Rel: 2000

Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg (his co-leader on this CD) have a lot in common. Both are swinging pianists, likable vocalists that do not have conventional voices, and superb lyricists with very original wits. They only collaborated once before making this CD, writing "I'm Hip" back in 1965. In recent times Ruth Price of Los Angeles' Jazz Bakery persuaded the pair to perform as a duo and this live recording is the result. After an instrumental version of "Rockin' in Rhythm," Frishberg and Dorough perform a new classic by the former, "Who's on First," which deals with the difficulties of deciding who should perform first during their joint show! Frishberg "won" and he sings and plays the biting "Lookin' Good" which is about the advantages of being good-looking in this society.
VA - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1956/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1956/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:52 minutes | 1,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Gershwin's folk opera got this jazz treatment for the very first time in 1956 starring Mel Tormé as Porgy and Frances Faye as Bess. Bethlehem Records put nearly their entire roster of vocalists and musicians in the studio to cut this all-star session. The singers are backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Stan Levey Group, the Australian Jazz Quintet (with Herbie Mann on flute) and the Bethlehem Orchestra conducted by Russ Garcia.
Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}

Various Artists - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute To Thelonious Monk (1984) {A&M Records CD 6600}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1991 A&M Records | CD 6600 | Audio Master Plus Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Prog Rock / Soul / Soft Rock

Two years after the death of pianist-composer Thelonious Monk, this very unusual and quite memorable double-LP tribute was put together. Producer Hal Willner's most successful project, the 23 interpretations of Monk originals all feature a different group of all-star players and stretch beyond jazz. Some of the performances are fairly straightforward while others are quite eccentric; certainly the crazy duet on "Four in One" by altoist Gary Windo and Todd Rundgren (on synthesizers and drum machines) and the version of "Shuffle Boil" featuring John Zorn on game calls (imitating the sound of ducks) are quite unique. There are many colorful moments throughout the project and the roster of musicians is remarkable: Bobby McFerrin with Bob Dorough, Peter Frampton, Joe Jackson, Steve Lacy, Dr. John, Gil Evans, Randy Weston, Roswell Rudd, Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly, the Fowler Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Barry Harris, Was (Not Was) and many others. There is not a slow moment or uninteresting selection on this highly recommended set.

Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 12, 2017
Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)

Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz | Label: Reprise | # 9 45227-2 | Time: 00:57:42

Michael released "Dragonfly Summer after a three year hiatus. What a wonderful return. The opener "Coming To Life" is an upbeat tune where Michael seems like he's singing about the start of this album itself. All of the songs are winners, I sometimes wonder what the outtakes are like, given the overall quality of the songs here. "Soul Mate" not only turned me on to Jeff Lorber, but also introduced me to Eric Benet, he's singing the harmony vocal. Not only is Michael talented, but the people he surrounds himself with, wow! The title track is fun, "Monk's New Tune" is about as late night jazz as Michael gets. "I Love Lucy" is that "I Love Lucy," the only cover Michael has recorded, save for a couple Christmas songs. The song is transformed from a Cuban lounge style to a romantic Brazilian influenced love song, the orchestration is glorious. "Practice Makes Perfect" is fun, "String Of Pearls" is a beautiful song, moving at a nice tempo featuring accoustic guitar and a woodwind solo.
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 4of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 4of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.70 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 739 Mb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1216~21 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Fusion / Trumpet

With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as "Orbits" comes crashing out the gate, but it's not just the fast, manic material that has an edge – slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove. This is music that demands attention, never taking predictable paths or easy choices.
The Dave Bailey Quintet - Two Feet In The Gutter (1961) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

The Dave Bailey Quintet - Two Feet In The Gutter (1961) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
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© 1961, 2015 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 32
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter".

Ultimate Free Soul Collection [3CD] (2014)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 16, 2015
Ultimate Free Soul Collection [3CD] (2014)

Ultimate Free Soul Collection [3CD] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.8GB | Covers Included
R&B / Funk | Label: Universal Records [Japan]| Catalog Number: UICZ-1535/7

Box set, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year of "Free Soul," a popular compilation series that focus on soul music songs mainly taken from the 1970's.
Sam Most - Musically Yours (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Sam Most - Musically Yours (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 163 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 226 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6142 | LP BCP-6008
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Flute

One of the loosest, most relaxed albums ever from flute man Sam Most – cut with a cool quartet that also features Bob Dorough on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! The inventive touches of all the rhythm players are really felt strongly – creating these modern moments that really have Sam stretching out on his instrument, and moving it way past any cliches of a few years before. Most handles flute on almost all the tracks, but also throws in some great clarinet as well – with archly-crafted solos that really swing, but with kind of an arch modernist tone – in the manner of some of Jimmy Giuffre's best rhythm-bound work of the 50s. Titles include "Obvious Conclusion", "Stella By Starlight", "Two For Three", and "House Of Bread Blues".
Art Garfunkel ‎- Watermark (1977) Columbia/JC 34975 - Original US Pressing - New Equipment!! - In 24bit/96kHz

Art Garfunkel ‎- Watermark
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Mastered By Doug Sax
Label: Columbia/JC 34975 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Country-Pop

The original idea was for Art Garfunkel to record an album of songs written by Jimmy Webb. But when the leadoff single, "Crying in My Sleep," failed to make the charts, Columbia Records withdrew the album and induced Garfunkel to put together a cover of Sam Cooke's "(What A) Wonderful World" with Paul Simon and James Taylor harmonizing. The single and a revised version of the album then made the Top 40.