Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica

Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround - Mr. EP - A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri (2017)

Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround - Mr. EP - A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 294 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 109 mb
Jazz | Label: High Note - HCD7302

Charlie Sepúlveda is trumpeter of power and nuance. On this recording, Sepúlveda takes on the challenge of preserving culture without being trapped by it.
He can take a tried-and-true classic like "Besamé Mucho," and instead of falling into the routine he completely modernizes it, stripping the tune of his sometime over-emphasized bolero rhythm and makes something completely new and communicative.

Vincent Herring - Mr. Wizard (2004) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 21, 2017
Vincent Herring - Mr. Wizard (2004) {HighNote}

Vincent Herring - Mr. Wizard (2004) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard-Bop, Post-Bop

Vincent Herring is complemented by rising young trumpeter Jeremy Pelt on this enjoyable studio date. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" is a standard from the swing era, though the quintet translates it into a hard bop vehicle very well, with the leader throwing in a quick reference to another song ("Kerry Dance") from long ago. Herring is a bit playful in his treatment of the ballad "You Leave Me Breathless," while he handles McCoy Tyner's explosive "Four by Five" with finesse. But most of the session is devoted to originals by the band. Bassist Richie Goods contributed the funky, infectious "Citizen of Zamunda," which showcases the leader on his dancing soprano sax. Pianist Danny Grissert, who evidently made his recording debut with this CD, not only proves himself as a capable soloist, but also penned the exciting "Hopscotch" (marked by its use of stop time) and the tense "Encounters."
Steve Gut - Mr. C.T. (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series} (ft. Clark Terry)

Steve Gut - Mr. C.T. (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series} (ft. Clark Terry)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 379 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 254 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6430
Jazz / Hard Bop / Contemporary Big Band / Post Bop / Trumpet / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Trumpeter Steve Gut's on the frontline here alongside the legendary Clark Terry and the great Dusko Goykovich – and the younger musician really manages to hold his own, and work well with the two master trumpeters! The setting is a larger group – the RTB Big Band – and all three players get a chance to solo – and the mighty Alvin Queen is in the group on drums, providing a soulful kick that maybe makes the album sparkle a bit more than usual for the RTB – although they've always had a great legacy of work with bigger name players, especially American ones. Titles include "Mr CT", "Black Triangle", "Stemi", "Summer Afternoon", "On The Road", "Some Memories", and "Blues To Clark".

John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 3, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991)

John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Delta Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Pointblank/Charisma | # 0777 7 86237 2 4 | Time: 00:47:21

Released in 1991 on Pointblank, this audiophile treat finds the 'Hook in some very special company. Co-producers Roy Rogers, Ry Cooder and Carlos Santana (who all contribute musically on this title as well) persuaded the likes of Albert Collins, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Nick Lowe and Johnny Winter among others to join in and the result is one terrific record. This original analog recording is beautifully recorded and a highlight to the ump-teenth rejuvenation in the 'Hooks career.

Mr McFall's Chamber - Solitudes: Baltic Reflections (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2017
Mr McFall's Chamber - Solitudes: Baltic Reflections (2015)

Mr McFall's Chamber - Solitudes: Baltic Reflections (2015)
Olli Mustonen, Zita Bruzaite, Aulis Sallinen, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Kalevi Aho
Arvo Pärt, Toivo Kärki, Jean Sibelius, Unto Mononen, Pēteris Vasks

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Delphian | # DCD34156 | Time: 01:05:28

No one knows quite when tango was established in Finland, but the style has a long history there – still little known to outsiders – and combines rhythmic interest and yearning melody with a distinctively Nordic melancholy. In this ingeniously curated programme, two Finnish tangos from the 1950s and a tango-based work by Finnish classical composer Aulis Sallinen are woven into a bold tapestry of music from the Eastern Baltic seaboard. Longing, sadness, and a heightened sense of nature infuse all of these works, which also reveal intriguing stylistic connections: the rocking accompaniment of Sibelius’ 'Einsames Lied' seems to prefigure the ‘Baltic minimalism’ of Vasks, Pärt and Zita Bružaité, while Olli Mustonen’s 'Toccata' alternates rhythmic verve with a rich vein of reflective memory. These original compositions are complemented by Robert McFall’s own sensitive arrangements, for a core McFall’s lineup of five strings and piano, and the programme culminates in a truly unique version of Sibelius’s famous 'Finlandia' Hymn.

Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr Ferryman (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 26, 2017
Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr Ferryman (2017)

Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr Ferryman (2017)
Indie Rock, Indie Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:18 | 131 MB
Label: Merge Records | Release Year: 2017

Hey Mr Ferryman is Eitzel’s first full studio album recorded entirely in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced and/or recorded albums with Tricky, Ben Watt, Bert Jansch, Edwyn Collins, and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album. Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel’s former band American Music Club which remains a cult favorite to this day as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals.

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 22, 2017
John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 213 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 96 Mb
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: TELARC, CD-83638 | 2006 | 00:39:09

John Pizzarelli, one of the most celebrated performers bringing popular standards to a new generation, pays homage to Frank Sinatra with the release of Dear Mr. Sinatra. Early in his career, Pizzarelli opened for Sinatra on tour. His father, the jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, played on many of Sinatra's seminal recordings. Focusing on songs that were specifically written for 'Ol' Blue Eyes' and also featuring The Clayton- Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Dear Mr. Sinatra is in many ways the most personal of all the Sinatra tributes available.

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 22, 2017
John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 179 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: RCA Victor / BMG, #:09026 63563 2 | 1999 | 01:07:01

Just as when we listen to Harry Connick, Jr., there's a sense that John Pizzarelli is an old soul who is living back in the 1940s and '50s golden age of music and that listeners are time-traveling with him. But that just bears testament to the timeless nature of his easy vocals, lush and often snappy electric guitar work and the loving way he embraces classic material. P.S. Mr. Cole, the follow-up to Dear Mr. Cole is as, unforgettable as his first tribute to the grace and panache of Nat King Cole. –Jonathan Widran

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Jan. 19, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)
Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 76:43 Min | 508,48 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A. | Released: 1998-10-19

Opening with the Head Hunters version of "Watermelon Man" and closing with the electro-embracing crossover hit, "Rockit," Mr. Funk is a semi-random skip across Hancock's Columbia recordings, and it technically spans 1973-1983 (at least going by release dates), rather than the 1972-1988 range printed on its cover.

Dom Um Romao - Rhythm Traveller (1998) {Mr Bongo}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 16, 2017
Dom Um Romao - Rhythm Traveller (1998) {Mr Bongo}

Dom Um Romao - Rhythm Traveller (1998) {Mr Bongo}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 452MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

This 1998 release by Brazilian percussion god Dom Um Ramao marks his first solo recording in more than 30 years. Romao has been an in-demand session player since the mid-'60s and was one of the founding members of Weather Report. His own albums on the late, great Muse label, one named eponymously and the other entitled Spirit of the Times, were rhythm orgies that pasted together all of the traditions he'd worked in up until that time: from Sergio Mendes and Sinatra to Flora, Airto, and Weather Report. Rhythm Traveler is a return, of sorts, in that it is an engagement with Brazilian song forms from both folk musics and popular song, all translated through a jazzman's manner of hearing.