Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist: A Special Night In Tokyo (2009)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 7, 2016
Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist: A Special Night In Tokyo (2009)

Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist: A Special Night In Tokyo (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music Japan, SIBP-147 | ~ 324 or 118 Mb | Scans Included
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR / LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps -> 4.37 Gb
Melodic Rock

Although Eric Martin is best-known as the lead singer of rock quartet Mr. Big, he was a seasoned music veteran before that outfit in 1988…

Mr. Big - Next Time Around: Best Of Mr. Big (2009) RE-UPPED  Music

Posted by Shar'EmAll at July 24, 2011
Mr. Big - Next Time Around: Best Of Mr. Big (2009) RE-UPPED

Mr. Big - Next Time Around: Best Of Mr. Big (2009)
EAC | FLAC-Image+CUE+LOG > 567 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps > 169 MB
Rock / Hard Rock | 74:56 minutes | Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat.# WPCR-13461
Best Of Compilation - Includes Two New Tracks

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer - There's an Intro Going On (2016)  Music

Posted by sveta.sevas at Nov. 15, 2016
Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer - There's an Intro Going On (2016)

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer - There's an Intro Going On (2016)
Rap & Hip-Hop | MP3/VBR ~260 Kbps | 42:08 | 79 MB
Label: Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016
Thilo Wolf Trio - A swingin' hour in NY (1997, Mons Records # MR 874 801)

Thilo Wolf Trio - A swingin' hour in NY
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 349 MB | Full Artwork: 26 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Mons Records # MR 874 801 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Jazz | Style: Contemporary Jazz
Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm (1955) {Japan Prime Jazz Series BVCJ-37553 rel 2007}

Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm (1955) {Japan Prime Jazz Series BVCJ-37553 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 114 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2007 RCA / BMG Japan | Mono | BVCJ-37553 | K2 24bit mastering
Jazz / Guitar Jazz

Freddie Green seldom led sessions and seldom played lead. Instead, he formed part of the classic rhythm section that gave the Count Basie band its steady pulse. This rare date finds Green with tenor Al Cohn, trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Henry Coker, pianist Nat Pierce, bassist Milt Hinton, and either Jo Jones or Osie Johnson on drums. Mr. Rhythm, in fact, will remind many of a good Basie set. The steady drums, bass, and guitar on "Back and Forth" and "Something's Gotta Give" push the music forward, swinging ever so lightly. Nat Pierce's minimalist piano work also owes something to Basie.
Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Hank Crawford - Mr. Blues (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27470 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. When Ray Charles' musical director has the words "blues" and "soul" in large type on the covers of his own releases, there's a strong chance that's what the listener will find inside. The Mr. Blues set from 1968 is Crawford and a small horn section playing rocking blues riffs with a crack rhythm section. Instrumental R&B doesn't get much hipper. Crawford's tough but lyrical sound – informed by a bebopper's command and facility – is tailor-made for this blues-charged music. Highlights include the title track, a cool, finger-popping "Route 66," a sleazy, churning "Lonely Avenue," and a couple of no-nonsense Crawford originals. A middle-of-the road "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" is the only departure from the set's satisfyingly gritty feel.

Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist (Asian Version) (2008)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 25, 2016
Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist (Asian Version) (2008)

Eric Martin - Mr. Vocalist (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, 88697492362 | ~ 347 or 127 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Hard Rock / Melodic Rock

Although Eric Martin is best-known as the lead singer of rock quartet Mr. Big, he was a seasoned music veteran before that outfit in 1988. Born on October 10, 1960, in Long Island, NY, Martin moved often during his childhood due to his father's career as an Army officer…

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1995)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 25, 2016
John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1995)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 272 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 147 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 57 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz | Label: Novus Records, #:01241 63182-2 | 1995 | 01:02:58

"This CD was made exclusively for the Japanese market, the brainstorm of BMG representative Ikuyoshi Hirakawa. He wanted me to record the favorite songs of Nat Cole as voted by the readers of the Japanese jazz magazine Swing Journal. They also voted on the trio they wanted to record it and that was myself (John Pizzarelli), Christian McBride (bass) and Benny Green (piano). We recorded it over a two-day period in NYC at Clinton Studios. The CD was received very well in Japan and was subsequently released on the heels of New Standards in the states." from johnpizzarelli.com
Mr. Big - The Drill Song (Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy) (1991)

Mr. Big - The Drill Song (Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy) (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Atlantic, 7567-86050-2 | ~ 134 or 49 Mb | Scans Included
Hard Rock

Powered by a cordless Makita, the innovative technique of guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan, Mr. Big's "The Drill Song (Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy)", showcases the talented shredders working their collective magic…