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Shake Everything You Ve Got – Maceo Parker

In Album, Shake Everything You've Got on February 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Life on Planet Groove est un album live de Maceo Parker sorti en 1992, enregistré les 5, 6 et 7 mars de la même année au restaurant Stadgarten de Cologne.


  1. Shake Everything You’ve Got (Parker) [16:15]planet groove
  2. Pass the Peas (Brown-Starks-Bobbit) [11:12]
  3. I Got You (I Feel Good) (Brown) [3:38]
  4. Got To Get U (Parker) [6:56]
  5. Addictive Love (Thomas-Winans-Winans) [8:37]
  6. Children’s World (Parker) [6:07]
  7. Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael) [7:12]
  8. Soul Power 92 (Collins-Parker-Byrd-Brown-Troutman) [14:13]


  • Maceo Parker : Saxophone alto, chant;
  • Fred Wesley : Trombone, chant;
  • Pee Wee Ellis : Saxophone ténor, flûte, chant;
  • Larry Goldings : Orgue Hammond
  • Kenwood Dennard : Batterie


  • Kym Mazelle : Chant;
  • Candy Dulfer : Saxophone alto;
  • Vincent Henry : Guitare basse, saxophone alto;

Last Night – The Mar-Keys

In Album, Last Night on February 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

markeysLast Night” is an instrumental recorded by The Mar-Keys. It reached #3 on the US charts in 1961 and appeared on the first LP recorded by the Stax label.

Written by Charles Axton, Floyd Newman, Gilbert C. Caple, Jerry Lee Smith, and Chips Moman. The tune was covered by Georgie Fame on his 1966 Sweet Things album. It was also memorably covered by the jazz ensemble The Bum Notes for the closing credits of BBC sitcom Bottom in the early 1990s, and was used as the backing music to “viaduct”, a game played on the Chris Moyles radio show.

According to Steve Cropper, in an interview with Paul Nassari of the Sunday Mail newspaper (Adelaide, Australia), “Jerry Lee ‘Smoochy’ Smith came up with the piano riff that was played on organ. Since [producer Chips] Moman didn’t want a guitar on it for whatever reason, I wound up playing the hold-down on the organ on the root note. “It hurts me in the Mar-Keys history when people say I wasn’t in the Mar-Keys because there’s no guitar on Last Night but I have to differ with them.”

Usage in films, radio and television programsthe-mar-keys-last-night

During the sixties, Last Night became the title tune for the french radio show “Salut les Copains” on Europe 1.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins released a risqué version entitled “Bite it” on his record, “Because is in your mind” in 1970.

This music was used during telecasts of the NBA on CBS in the ’70s (roughly around 1975-76) as the play-by-play announcer would give a preview to the game featured.

It featured in the 1988 Keanu Reeves film The Night Before.

In the early 1990s a cover version by Adrian Edmondson’s band The Bum Notes was used for the closing credits of the BBC sitcom Bottom, which starred Edmondson and Rik Mayall.

mqdefaultIt appeared in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000, re-recorded by the Blues Brothers Band and during the closing credits of 2007 film Rush Hour 3.

The music was also used in the legal comedy-drama Ally McBeal (1999, episode “Sideshow”, second season).

( from Wikipedia)


First release of “Put It Where You Want It”

In Album, Put It Where You Want It on October 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

The Crusaders
Los Angeles, California: c. 1971-72

collective personnel inc. Wayne Henderson (tb); Wilton Felder (ts, el-b); Joe Sample (key); Larry Carlton (g solo); Arthur Adams, David T. Walker (g); Chuck Rainey (el-b); “Stix” Hooper (d).

BTS 6001 – Crusaders I – Crusaders [1972] (3-72, #96) (2-LP set)


Put It Where You Want It

Put It Where You Want It

a. That’s How I Feel (Wilton Felder) – 8:20
b. So Far Away (Carole King) – 11:50
c. Put It Where You Want It (Joe Sample) – 5:30
d. Mystique Blues (Wayne Henderson) – 4:44
e. Full Moon (Wayne Henderson) – 7:20
f. Sweet Revival (Joe Sample) – 4:50
g. Mud Hole (Wayne Henderson) – 6:30
h. It’s Just Gotta Be That Way (Wayne Henderson) – 3:40
i. Georgia Cottonfield (Joe Sample) – 7:02
j. A Shade Of Blues (Joe Sample) – 5:20
k. Three Children (Wilton Felder) – 5:15
l. Mosadi (Woman) (Wayne Henderson) – 7:15

other releases:

  • Issues: a-l on Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 6001
    (issued March 1972), Blue ThumbB0007350-02 [CD], Blue Thumb (Eu) 06025 170 4066 [CD], MCA (Jap) MVCM-20024 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-5365 [CD].
  • Singles: c & l also on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 208 [45]. b & a on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 217 [45]. a on Blue Thumb Chisa BTA 232 [45].
  • Samplers: a, b, c, f, j, k & l also on Blue Thumb BTD-4700 [CD] titled WAY BACK HOME. b & c also on Blue Thumb 314 589 944-2 [CD], Blue Thumb UCCR-1032 [CD] titled GROOVE CRUSADE.
    Producer: Stewart Levine, Engineer: Rik Pekkonen

Grover Washington, Jr – Winelight

In Album, Make Me a Memory on March 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

Grover_Washington,_Jr._-_WinelightWinelight, featuring the track “Just The Two Of Us,” went platinum and garnered two Grammy awards. Winelight is probably one of Grover Washington’s best-loved albums. It includes Bill Withers’ Grammy Award winning song “Just the Two of Us,” and other well-executed smooth jazz compositions. Washington has long been one of the leaders in R&B-influenced jazz, and this album consolidates his claim to fame as one of the fathers of this often misunderstood sub-genre. Steve Gadd’s smart drumming gives each song a relaxed, infectious groove. The saxophonist really unwinds on tunes such as “Let it Flow (for “Dr. J.)” and “Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba),” improvising over a soulful blend of blues, jazz, and pop, a combination both accessible to mainstream pop listeners and musically compelling to jazz fans. Recorded in June and July 1980. Also available with Come Morning on 1 cassette. Live Recording Personnel: Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones); Bill Withers (vocals); Paul Griffin, Richard Tee (Fender Rhodes); Raymond Chew (Clavinet); Bill Eaton, Ed Walsh (synthesizer); Eric Gale (guitar); Marcus Miller (bass); Steve Gadd (drums); Robert Greenidge (steel drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion); Hilda Harris, Yvonne Lewis, Ullanda McCullough (background vocals). Producers: Grover Washington, Jr, Ralph MacDonald. Personnel: Grover Washington, Jr. (saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bill Withers (vocals); Eric Gale (guitar); Paul Griffin (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, keyboards); Richard Tee (Fender Rhodes piano); Ray Chew (Clavinet); Bill Eaton (Oberheim synthesizer); Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion); Robert Greenidge (steel drum); Ullanda McCullough, Yvonne Lewis, Hilda Harris (background vocals). Audio Remixer: Elliot Scheiner. Liner Note Author: David Nathan.

Recording information: Rosebud Recording Studio (06/1980-07/1980).gw

Photographers: Don Hunstein; Tom Copi; Jim Shea; Robin Kaplan; Scott Weiner.

Arranger: Bill Eaton.


  1. Winelight
  2. Let It Flow (For Dr. J)
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Take Me There
  5. Just The Two Of Us cd
  6. Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba) 6:32

JDL Quartet – New Noomiz site, new album

In Album, Concert, Events on February 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Jacques de Lignières (Sax), Hervé Czak (Contrebasse),

Jean Pascal Molina (Batterie) , Bobby Few (Piano)

new Album in preparation! Stay tuned :


JDL Quartet Noomiz   (new web site)

La playlist complete de ce nouvel album, et des extraits sonores

  • Jazz continental Express
  • Sombre bossa jdl…
  • Baby’s blues jdl
  • Flower bf

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Road Song version reggae – The Fenicians

In Album, Road Song on October 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Fantástico este grupo!

Les Fenicians reprennent le répertoire de grands comme Wes Montgomery, Billie Holliday, Sonny Rollins, entre autres, et  ils y apportent une  touche particulière venant autant du rock-steady, du ska-jazz  que du reggae
Ils sont vraiment bons et ils ont une classe qui impressionne certains virtuoses, et nous tout particulièrement. Évidemment, ces gars ne viennent pas de nulle part. Chacun a un passé solide de la scène catalane Ska-Reggae. Par exemple, certains membres de la bande ont joué dans des groupes comme le Dr Calypso ou Walkysons Skatalà.

Estos son los monstruos:

  • Oriol Morego “Pitu” : voix,
  • Jordi Manyà : basse,
  • Marc Tena : guitarre,
  • Natxo Romero : saxo tenor et flûte,
  • Enric Grau “Xato” : trombone,
  • Joan Díaz : claviers, piano,
  • Eric Herrera : batterie

Road Song album

In Album, Road Song on September 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Studio album by Wes Montgomery

Released: 1968

Recorded: May 7 – 9, 1968 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Label:  A&M

Producer:  Creed Taylor

Road Song is an album by guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 39 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 94 on the Billboard 200. It was his final recording before his death of a heart attack on June 15, 1968.

In his Allmusic review, music critic Scott Yanow wrote “The great guitarist sticks to simple melody statements (with a lot of octaves thrown in) while backed by Don Sebesky’s unimaginative arrangements for an orchestra; commercially the combination was a big success… this strictly for-the-money effort can be safely passed by.”

 Track listing

  1. “Road Song” (Wes Montgomery) – 3:53
  2. “Greensleeves” (Public Domain, Traditional) – 2:04
  3. “Fly Me to the Moon” (Bart Howard) – 2:53
  4. “Yesterday” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:26
  5. “I’ll Be Back” (Lennon, McCartney) – 2:33
  6. “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Traditional) – 4:55
  7. “Green Leaves of Summer” (Dimitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster, Montgomery) – 3:58
  8. “Serene” (Montgomery) – 3:10
  9. “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (Pete Seeger) – 3:06


  • Wes Montgomery – guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Paul Faulise – trombone
  • Donald Ashworth – flute, clarinet, oboe, recorder, English Horn
  • James Buffington – French Horn
  • Harvey Estrin – flute, recorder
  • Stan Webb – flute, clarinet, oboe, recorder
  • George Marge – flute, clarinet, oboe
  • Don Hammond – flute, recorder
  • Hank Jones – harpsichord, piano
  • Walter Kane – bassoon
  • Bernard Krainis – recorder
  • Eric Leber – harpsichord, recorder
  • Bernard Eichen – violin
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • Tosha Samaroff – violin
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Alan Shulman – cello
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola

Production notes:

  • Creed Taylor – producer
  • Don Sebesky – arranger, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Pete Turner – cover photo, photography
  • Sam Antupit – design

Heavy Weather (Weather Report) 1977

In Album, Birdland on June 20, 2011 at 2:39 am

Probably the best fusion album ever made, (1977) and the coming together of five precociously talented musicians. Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter assembled the unit with little knowledge that the complex music would become so accessible. Two compostions stand out; the graceful ‘A Remark You Made’, an evocative love song without words, and the hit single ‘Birdland’ (so successful it was even used by Akai for a major advertising campaign). On these two Zawinul compostions their genius bass player Jaco Pastorius gives a taste of what he was capable of. He bent the notes to make them talk, and that high octave solo on ‘Birdland’ is still a treasured moment.

Recorded at Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, 1977, California. Includes liner notes by Peter Keepnews, John Ephland.

Composers: Jaco Pastorius; Joe Zawinul.

Personnel: Joe Zawinul (vocals, guitar, melodica, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer, drums, tabla); Jaco Pastorius (vocals, mandocello, mandolin, drums, steel drum); Manolo Badrena (vocals, congas, tambourine, timbales, percussion); Wayne Shorter (saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Tom Oberheim (synthesizer); Alex Acuña (drums, congas, tom tom, hand claps, percussion).

Directors: Seth Rothstein; Kevin Gore; Steven Berkowitz.


  1. Birdland 
  2. Remark You Made
  3. Teen Town
  4. Harlequin
  5. Rumba Mama
  6. Palladium
  7. Juggler
  8. Havona

Sax Pax for a Sax – Moondog (1994)

In Album, Bird's Lament on October 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Enregisté en : 1994
en : Angleterre
Format d’origine : CD
Label : Atlantic
Ref. : 83069

Liste des titres

  1. Dog Trot (2:25)
  2. Paris (3:26)
  3. Bird´s Lament (2:02)
  4. Sandalwood (2:09)
  5. 1. Mov. (3:00)
  6. 2. Mov. (3:13)
  7. 3. Mov. (2:49)
  8. D For Danny (1:42)
  9. New Amsterdam (6:23)
  10. Sea Horse (1:17)
  11. Fiesta (1:35)
  12. 1. Mov. (1:39
  13. 2. Mov. (2:00)
  14. 3. Mov. (1:41)
  15. Single Foot (1:52)
  16. Mother´S Whistler (2:15)
  17. 17. Present For The Prez. (2:35)
  18. 18. Shakespeare City (4:03)
  19. 19. Golden Fleece (3:00)
  20. 20. Hymn To Peace (1:36)
  21. 21. Eec Lied (2:53)


  • Tim Redpath : Saxophones soprano, alto, baritone
  • Rob Buckland : Saxophones soprano, alto, tenor
  • Simon Haram : Saxophones soprano, alto
  • Gareth Brady : Saxophones alto, tenor
  • Bradley Grant : Saxophones soprano, alto
  • Andy Scott : Saxophones tenor, baritone
  • Jon Rebbeck : Saxophones soprano, baritone, piano
  • Chris Caldwell : Saxophones baritone
  • Will Gregory : Saxophones bass
  • Graham Cole : Timbales
  • Paul Clarvis : Caisse claire, Bongos
  • Chris Wells : Caisse claire, Timbales
  • Danny Thompson : Contrebasse
  • Nicola Meecham : Piano (solos)
  • Liam Noble : Piano
  • Peter Blackwood : Piano
  • Louis Hardin : Grosse caisse, Bongos
  • Peter Hammill (courtesy of FIE! Records) : Vocaux
  • Andrew Davis : Vocaux
  • Stuart Gordon : Vocaux
  • Bernd Kowalzik : Vocaux
  • Alun Thomas and the « BAND » : Vocaux
  • Moondog : Grosse caisse, Bongos

Informations complémentaires

  • Enregistré au Michael Tippett Centre, Newton Park College (Bath) par : David Lord and Glenn Tommey
  • Equipement d’enregistrement installés par : Terra Incognita Stusio (Bath)
  • Mixage : David Lord & Will Gregory au Terra Incognita
  • Toutes les compositions (musique et paroles) sont de Louis T. Hardin (Moondog)
  • Publié par : Managarm et  Roof Music

Nostalgia 77 – Desert Fairy Princess (One-Offs, Remixes and B-Sides)

In Album, Desert Fairy Princess on October 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Nostalgia 77 – One-Offs, Remixes & B-Sides
(2xCD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD146, 2008-03-07

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Tracklisting CD1 :
01. Nostalgia 77 – Quiet Dawn ( Example of Twelves Remix)
02. TM Juke feat. Alice Russell – Knee Deep (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
03. Nostalgia 77 – Little Steps (Instrumental Version)
04. Dirty Diggers feat. Nostalgia 77 – So Grown Up
05. Natural Self – Solomon (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
06. Kinny & Horne – Forgetting to Remember (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
07. Nostalgia 77 – Conventical (TM Juke Remix)
08. Nostalgia 77 – Sad Thing
09. Bonobo – In Between The Lines (Nostalgia 77 Remix) (Alternate Unreleased Mix )
10. The New Mastersounds – Your Love Is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
11. Elizabeth Shepherd – Reversed (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
12. Nostalgia 77 – Wildflower (Povo Remix)
13. Nostalgia 77 – Quiet Dawn (Bonobo remix)
14. Nostalgia 77 Octet – Freedom (Zombie Dance Mix) (Parts 1&2)
15. Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell – Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)

Tracklisting CD2 :
01. Nostalgia 77 Octet – The Hope Suite (Live)
02. Nostalgia 77 Octet – Nativeland (Performed live at The Independent Mix Cargo November 2005)
03. Nostalgia 77 Octet – Desert Fairy Princess (Alternative Take)
04. Natural Self – The Love Theme (Nostalgia 77 version)
05. Nostalgia 77 feat. Capstone & Lizzy Parks – The Moon
06. Nostalgia 77 – Eastwind (Instrumental)
07. Nostalgia 77 Octet – The Grass Harp
08. Nostalgia 77 – Stop To Make A Change (Instrumental)
09. Nostalgia 77 Octet – The Impossible Equation

Links :

Press Release :
Nostalgia 77’s “One Offs, Remixes and B-Sides” is Benedic Lamdin‘s 9th full length release on Tru Thoughts – testament to his acute and original musical talent and prolific and inspired creativity. Having already garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson (Radio 1) and the Guardian, he continues to raise his game.

This generous double CD is a diverse collection of rare gems, complete with an impressive roll-call of collaborators, which displays Lamdin’s flair as producer, remixer, composer and more. Sit back for the perfect collision – between a host of instrumental pieces and a dazzling array of songs that show Lamdin’s more recent move towards lyrical work – drawing on the stellar performances of eminent vocalists including Corinne Bailey Rae, Bajka and new Tru Thoughts signing Lizzy Parks.

Disc 1 opens with the mesmeric “Quiet Dawn” (Examples of Twelves Remix) featuring sultry vocals from Beth Rowley. The Nostalgia 77 remix of “Knee Deep” by TM Juke is another atmospheric proposition, but on the other end of the mood spectrum, cranking up a palpable tension with layer upon layer of creaky strings. All is then blown away on the breeze that is the exclusive instrumental version of Nostalgia 77’s Little Steps, which floats along next to carry you up to that familiar Nostalgia 77 plain somewhere above the clouds. Wake up though, for Dirty Diggers featuring Nostalgia 77 with “So Grown Up”, Nostalgia composition and Diggers lyrics making a great couple, each adding a new depth to the other.

Continuing to demonstrate the strength in depth among the talent on the Tru Thoughts roster, “Solomon” by Natural Self (Nostalgia 77 Remix) takes another refreshing course. This instrumental is catchy, cheeky, idiosyncratic and irresistible.
The Nostalgia 77 remix of Kinny & Horne’s “Forgetting to Remember” sports a gravelly beat that crunches through the verse like sturdy steps on a stately driveway… spine-tingling stuff. Kinny’s jazzy and exquisite vocal and the deep double bass from Rian Vosloo add to the dazzling effect of this killer song that is left enhanced but mercifully intact by the remix from Nostalgia 77.

The previously unreleased Nostalgia 77 remix of “In Between The Lines” by Bonobo boasts sizzling drums from Graham Fox, Bajka’s bluesy vocals and the bassiest of sax lines. This gritty, stomping tone and a soaring counter-melody, with vocal harmonies towards the tail end of the track, give rich, intertwining layers. Next, The New Mastersounds’ “Your Love is Mine” featuring Corinne Bailey-Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix). The vocal from Bailey-Rae is characteristically lush and, amid touches of Funk & Jazz innovation, subtly underpinned by the earthiness of an old time Jazz Standard.

Elizabeth Shepherd’s (Do Right Music) “Reversed” (Nostalgia 77 Remix) adds yet another twist to the tale. Wildflower, by Nostalgia 77 featuring a stunning vocal performance from Lizzy Parks, appeared previously as the B side to the next track here, a remix of “Quiet Dawn”, provided this time by Bonobo. The countless positive reactions to this as a single were only to be expected from the joining of such maestros.
The exclusive Grant Phabao remix of Nostalgia 77’s take on “Seven Nation Army” featuring the mighty vocals of Alice Russell is given a reggae makeover yet retains its irresistible appeal to those bluesy jazz enthusiasts who went wild for this cover version “first” time around.

Disc 2 of this set visits a selection of the finest Nostalgia 77 and Octet material, including live recordings of “The Hope Suite” and the previously unreleased “Nativeland”.
“The Moon” by Nostalgia 77 featuring Capstone and Lizzy Parks opens with dreamy keys from Capstone (Wah Wah 45s, Ninja Tune) that conjure up evocative harmonies with the jazzy vocals of new Tru Thoughts signing Lizzy Parks. The bass simmering just under the surface all the way through this track gives it a smoky haze that pays homage to the Jazz classics of years gone by.
“The Grass Harp” by Nostalgia 77 Octet is another previously unreleased number and The Octet’s “Impossible Equation” receives its first and well-deserved CD release, having featured previously on a vinyl only. CD2 also boasts beautiful instrumental versions of Nostalgia 77’s “Eastwind” and “Stop To Make A Change”.