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Tenor Titans: Dexter Gordon - Copenhagen 1969 / Ben Webster - London 1965 (2007)

Tenor Titans: Dexter Gordon - Copenhagen 1969 / Ben Webster - London 1965 (2007)
Video: NTSC. MPEG-2 at 7 418 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Discovery Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 22 Jan 2007 | Runtime: 52 min. | 3,30 GB (DVD5)

Two exceptional live concerts from the 1960’s : Dexter Gordon in Copenhagen 1969 and Ben Webster in London 1964. Dexter is featured in a quartet format backed by the great Kenny Drew on piano, the late Danish bassist NHOP and the relatively obscure South African drummer Makaya Ntshoko (Ben Webster is present and can be seen among the audience, in the Cafe Montmatre!). Webster’s performance is also with a quartet - featuring the immaculate Stan Tracey on piano, bassist Rick Laird (who 7 years later was a founder member of The Mahavishnu Orchestra), and Jackie Dougan on drums. On “A Night in Tunisia”, Ronnie Scott joins the group - after all, Tracey, Laird & Dougan were his then current quartet and the house trio at his club, although this date was at The Marquee.
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - The Unforgettable NHØP Trio Live (2007) [FLAC]

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - The Unforgettable NHØP Trio Live
FLAC (dBpoweramp rip) | separate tracks | Log, No CUE | HQ front cover scan | ~342 MB incl. 3% recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz | Label: ACT Music (ACT 9464-2) | Year: 2007

[…] This live CD documents a pair of concerts with guitarist Ulf Wakenius (who also worked with Peterson) and drummer Jonas Johansen, the first five tracks from 1999 and the last six from Pedersen's final recorded concert in March 2005, just a few weeks before his sudden death from a heart attack. […] Both concerts are intimately recorded and this is easily one of Niels Pedersen's best CDs as a leader. ~Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
Joe Pass with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Northsea Nights (1979)

Joe Pass with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Northsea Nights
EAC rip > FLAC | tracks | Log, CUE and cover scans | ~232 MB (incl. recovery)
Genre: Jazz, smooth jazz (guitar-bass duo) | Label: Original Jazz Classics | Year: 1979

Guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen, a pair of talented virtuosi, are typically outstanding on this live set of standards. With the exception of their ad-lib "Blues for the Hague," all of the material would qualify as overdone through the years (such as "'Round Midnight" and "Stella by Starlight") but the duo makes these veteran pieces sound fresh and new again. (Scott Yanow, All Music Guide)
Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson Jam Montreux ‘77 (1977)

Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson Jam Montreux ‘77 (1977)
OJC Pablo | 1977 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 340Mb+7Mb

Not just another Oscar Peterson album (nothing wrong with that anyway!), this also features Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie on Trumpets and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis on Tenor sax, as well as NHOP on bass and Bobby Durham on drums.
The first track starts at a ferocious pace and never lets up. The story about the title of this first track (Ali and Frazier) is told in the sleeve notes. Count Basie was sitting in the musicians room watching the concert on a TV monitor and noticed how serious the musicians were (you'd have to be serious the speed they are playing the piece at) and said:"Those cats aren't joking, they know what's coming up". At the end of the first number he turned to Norman Granz and said "Just like Ali and Frazier".
Track 3 is a steady rolling version of "Things Ain't What They Used To" which if the tempo is way down on the first number reaches some fantastic crescendo's - noteably Peterson's rolling tremelo at the end of his solo. The crowd are roaring at the end of this number. The album features some of the Giants of Jazz and is well worth getting.

Archie Shepp and Jasper Van't Hof - Mama Rose  

Posted by intotherhythm at May 10, 2008
Archie Shepp and Jasper Van't Hof - Mama Rose

Archie Shepp and Jasper Van't Hof - Mama Rose (1985)
[email protected] | 95Mb | covers | Steeple Chase | Total time: 42:07

This recording pairs the unique tenor saxophone voice of Archie Shepp with the synthesizer of Van't Hof, a duet in concert. Shepp's more conventional duet recordings (with pianist Horace Parlan, bassist NHOP) have been incredible. But this set fails to achieve the energy and creativity of Shepp's other works except in a few spots.

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Jaywalkin' [MP3-jazz] 1987  Music

Posted by codechisel at April 9, 2006
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Jaywalkin' [MP3-jazz] 1987

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen : Jaywalkin'
Jazz/MP3

Niels-Henning 0rsted Pedersen, Bass
Philip Catherine, Guitar
Ole Kock Hansen, Piano
Billy Higgins, Drums
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