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1. Out Louder
by Indirecto Records
Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000HKDEJM
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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John Scofield is an organic mood these days. On Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Some impressive highpoints
This is the belated follow-up the 1998 MMW collaboration with John Scofield, A Go-Go, and the music here is of a more collaborative nature rather than featured soloist and backing band. With a few exceptions, the music mines the same funky fusion territory with a few covers and on the two best cuts, the looming influence of John Scofield's one time boss, Miles Davis. I found that the music varied in quality, but preferred the uptempoed music, which focused the band and gave direction to their obvious talent. "Little Walter Rides Again" has a funky feel with some hip drumming and swirling organ... but if it's about Little Walter Jacobs, the bluesman, why no harmonica? "Miles Beyond" name checks Davis directly with a very cool track channeling the "dark funk" of his '73-'75 pre-retirement years. This is the best track on the disc - focused, potent and full of energy. "In Case the World Changes It's Mind" drops down into a more pedestrian funk groove. The problem with some of the more lumbering funk tunes is that they become faceless with nothing to distinguish them from other jams. "Tequila and Chocolate" takes something of a "Touch of Evil" (great Wells film) bordertown vibe. The music gets kind of swanky like Sex Mob's Sexotica experiment with Esquivel like lounge music. Scofield gets a nice solo that has a bit of a sharp Grant Green tinge to it.
3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good.
The only stuff that I ever really got into for either of these artists (MMW & Scofield) was the great album "A Go Go" (hereafter reffered to as AGG) so I'm certainly no expert on either artists' full catalog of work.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Continuation
Man is this a good album, and a great sequel to A GO Go.The previous album culminated in one of my favorite mmw works as well as my favorite scofield work and Out louder is certainly on par and is one of my favorite new fusion efforts.I expect great things from this quartet in the future, for jazz's sake hope that they do stay together.Can't wait to go see them in november. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fusion    2. Group    3. Jam Bands    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Funk    6. Pop    7. Post-Bop    8. Soul-Jazz   


2. III
by Telarc
Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000HIVOE6
Sales Rank: 1368
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars It's a scooter ride!
No surprises here! If you know the players involved, then you know what you're going to get. And what you get is just great. Fun, smile-making and a happy swell time.
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Subjects:  1. Jazz    2. Jazz-Funk    3. Pop    4. Soul-Jazz   


3. Song for My Father
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (20 April, 1999)
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Asin: B00000IL27
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Since its title track provided the inspiration for Steely Dan's "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number," Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hammerin' Funk
Horace Silver has always been one of my favorite piano players. Though his styling isn't as distinct as chops of Monk, Horace got some Hammerin'Funk of his own. I've always felt that this album is where is talents have been showcased the best. The album opens with his very own brand of deceptively simple Funk. Yet if it's so simple why aren't there more piano players who sound so joyous and free as Horace does on this track. Que Pasa is a fine latin effort. It sounds almost genre defining. You wanna know what Latin Jazz is. It's Que Pasa! Finaly there's lonely woman. A bop classic that listens like a song with full lyric and all. Each time you revisit this song the lyrics are different but always carry a melancholy beauty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Blue Note Classic

5-0 out of 5 stars Song For My Father(Too)
It's not easy to avoid thinking of my father whenever I listen to the title track of this incredible cd ,which kicks off with an amazing solo by Joe Henderson-and doesn't stop kicking. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Soul-Jazz    6. United States of America   


4. The Sidewinder
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (20 April, 1999)
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Asin: B00000IL26
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Philadelphia-born trumpeter and superb bop stylist Lee Morgan apprenticed with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey before emerging as a leader in his own right in the early '60s for Blue Note Records. Although Morgan owed a stylistic debt to both Gillespie and Clifford Brown, he quickly developed a voice of his own that combined half-valve effects, Latin inflections, and full, fluid melodies. While many of Morgan's later sessions for Blue Note would find him paired with saxophonist Hank Mobley, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Viva la Bop Revolution!
Lee scored a double victory with this one, magnificent music and popular recognition. Nothing could get in the way of those horns, Lee and Joe skate across ice with tremendous agility and zero drag, heralds of bright harmonies to dance for! Pianist Barry Harris nails home the groove, keeping it simple so the horns can sky write, 'Viva la bop revolution,' in all its refined glory!
5-0 out of 5 stars Um.Groove. Funk.Soul.
Groove. Funk.Soul.Ain't got nothin' on Morgan.
5-0 out of 5 stars This one puts the fun back into music
The Sidewinder is one of the greatest jazz albums ever released and really goes to show that Morgan is the best trumpet player even if he did not live past the age of 33.
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Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop   


5. Anthology
by Rhino / Wea
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Even for a relatively brief (20-song) overview of Ray Charles's '60s output during the peak of his recording stardom at ABC-Paramount, Read more

Subjects:  1. Blues    2. Country-Soul    3. Jazz Blues    4. Piano Blues    5. Pop    6. Popular Music    7. R&B    8. Soul    9. Soul-Jazz    10. Urban Blues   


6. Midnight Blue
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (09 March, 1999)
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Asin: B00000I41G
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Kenny Burrell's music is a wonderful blend of elegance and conviction, musical inventiveness and thoughtful restraint. On this 1967 session, the guitarist is joined by regular associates--tenorist Stanley Turrentine, conga drummer Ray Barretto, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Bill English--and together they concentrate on the subtlest and deepest hues of the blues, combining strong rhythmic grooves with a feeling of late-night reflection. There's never a misstep or a superfluous note, from the funky Latin hit "Chitlins Con Carne" to Burrell's deeply felt solo "Soul Lament" and the concentrated swing of "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You." The result is a masterpiece, and the 24-bit remastering by the original engineer, Rudy Van Gelder, adds to the spaciousness and intimacy that have always been hallmarks of the session. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Blindingly Brilliant All-Time Classic!!!!!
The pairing of Kenny Burrell and Stanley Turrentine makes for music that is as hot as a fire cracker!Without a doubt, some of Kenny's finest moments are found here.Stanley Turrentine lends his talent to cook up those grooves.
5-0 out of 5 stars Evocative
The real beauty of "Midnight Blue" is the cohesiveness of the whole package.I heard "Chitlins Con Carne" on Pure Jazz on the Sirius Satellite Radio and was smitten and had to check out the recording.So few recordings actually achieve what Kenny Burrell does here which is deliver a group of very distinct, individually excellent pieces that are all quite interesting on their own, but stunning in their totality.The guitar work sizzles, but never stings.Wonderful stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Blues
Classic blues with Stanley Turrentine on sax.
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Subjects:  1. Guitar    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz Music    5. Pop   


7. Hidden Land
Audio CD (14 February, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Banjo player Bela Fleck has a world-class set of chops and a willingness to follow his muse wherever it takes him. The band ranges far and wide once again on the

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2-0 out of 5 stars Flashes of greatness.
I have to say that this is without a doubt their most uninspired and unoriginal album yet.The first few tracks are really bad, as bad as "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" (I thought they got all that out of their system?).Maybe it will grow on me, but I think with repeated listens I will become more and more bored with it.I will say that as the album moves on, it gets better and "Misunderstood" is definitely the high point on the album (Too bad it takes so long to get there).I have a really hard time recommending this album especially considering their ridiculously strong output leading up to it.Here's to hoping their following is looking better for the mighty Flecktones.
4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Music
This is my first Bela Fleck album and I am quite impressed. I had to listend to it a couple of times to really appreciate the talent thes folks have.

1-0 out of 5 stars Boring at best, even with the amazing Bela & Victor
A long time Flecktone fan, introduced via a perfromance on KY Public TV program The Lonesome Pine Special in the early 90's, with Brandford Marsalis guesting.That music, which I ran out and bought, contained on BF&F and Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, was, and is still, fresh, challenging, moving.I had never heard any such sound come from a banjo, appreciated as busy a bassman, seen a performance of electic drum triggers, nor experienced a man giving his piano a lesson one-handed AND simulatneously playing harmonica in a different key and time signature. Read more

Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Contemporary Bluegrass    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Free Funk    5. Funk    6. Jazz    7. Jazz-Funk    8. New Acoustic    9. Pop    10. Post-Bop    11. Progressive Bluegrass    12. Soul-Jazz    13. United States of America   


8. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club'
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (03 July, 1995)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"Live at 'The Club'" boasts the cover of this 1966 album. Of course, this turned out to be a lie, as did the entirety of the original liner notes. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Performed in front of a studio crowd plyed with free drinks, Cannonball and company (Nat, Joe Zawinul, Victor Gaskin & Roy McCurdy) play six funky songs.First Cannonball speaks to the crowd, then the band gets in the groove.The groove is a strength and weakness of the album, with the exception of the title track, the songs don't stand out very strongly from each other.The title track has the most interesting songwriting, though the fact that it was a crossover hit surprises me.It's very good, though.The playing is all top-notch, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of my best cds
The title track "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," alone, is enough reason to buy this album.This recording captures the electricity of this particular show to the extent that the listener may at points truly get a feeling like they're sitting in the room with the band.

5-0 out of 5 stars Serious fun
This is hard bop at its essence.It's funky, fun, exciting, and most of all it's emotionally-charged.I tend to find myself driving to it a lot.
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Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Soul-Jazz   


9. Back at the Chicken Shack
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B000005H4M
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the kind of nasty, back-alley music that makes you wince in ecstasy. With Stanley Turrentine's tenor and Kenny Burrell's guitar sharing solo space, the Hammond master digs in with a blues-drenched shovel. While certainly fluent in the bop idiom, Smith's organ work maintains a direct emotional peg that reflects the swing and jump blues of a previous generation. Turrentine, a relative newcomer at this point (1960), proves a perfect foil for Smith's funky ideas, forgoing flashy bop runs in favor of soulful, expressive passages. Even on chestnuts such as "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the foursome boils the melodies down to their barest bluesy core. Back at the Chicken Shack is the prototypical soul-jazz recording. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a great sounding CD
If you like jazz organ you will love Jimmy Smith's playing. I highly recommend this CD - ruggedthug.com

5-0 out of 5 stars 84117
i bought this for a friend a long time ago, and then bought myself a copy some time after that.it has an awsum cover and is just really enjoyable to listen to, especially in the summer months.a long time ago i thought it was a sequel or something, but it's not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I agree 100% with Guy from New Haven. And even though I don't possess all of Jimmy's albums, this has to be his best... Maybe the the best jazz album ever!!! Never heard anything so groovy; it's B3 organ, Tenor Sax and good rhythm galore!!!
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Subjects:  1. Drums    2. Guitar (Electric)    3. Hard Bop    4. Jazz    5. Jazz Blues    6. Jazz Music    7. Organ (Hammond)    8. Pop    9. Sax (Tenor)    10. Soul-Jazz    11. United States of America   


10. The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Audio CD (01 July, 1991)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This 1960 record solidified Montgomery's reputation as the mostimportant jazz guitarist to emerge since Charlie Christian in the1930s. His two most-distinguishing traits---the mellow thumb-pickingapproach and the soft and round use of octaves--are in full bloom here.Montgomery tackles two standards, one tune each from Sonny Rollins andDave Brubeck, plus four originals, including the classics "WestCoast Blues" and "Four on Six." His solos are remarkablyfluid and melodic while still capturing the essence of the blues idiom.He achieves a near-perfect balance of technique and emotion. On"Polka Dots and Moonbeams," his approach is unhurried anddelicate; on the original "Mr. Walker," he produces lengthy,bop-inspired runs without ever losing control. Tommy Flanagan'sgracefully understated piano proves a perfect match. Rather thancompete with horn players and their styles, Montgomery relished thedistinct and unique qualities of the guitar. Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Gary
A very good album, but there are others better. If you like Wes you should have this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The IncredibleJazz Guitar ofWes Montgomery cd
Wes Montgomery began playing the guitar attherelatively late age of 19, in 1942. His major influence was Charlie Christian. He playedwith the Lionel Hampton Big Band for two years,1948-50 and was in essence self taught, along with this came a rather unorthodox technique using octavesand chords in a very distinct way. These facts are all very fine,however the playing on this cd is incredible. Wes knows how to swing,phrase, and create interest with melodic shaping and improvisation of the highest order. He is more than ably supported by Percy Heath on Bass,Tommy Flanagan on piano and Albert Heath on drums.I bet many jazz guitaristswish they could emulate his style ? The only criticismof the production is that there is some distortion of sound with the guitar and piano solos. Surely, digital re-mastering would have solved this,in 1987? Otherwise, this is jazz guitar played with fire and soul. I play this cdat every opportunity and do not tire of it. I thoroughly recommend this cd to anyjazz musician.

5-0 out of 5 stars Strong from start to finish
Clearly, the goal of the performer was to demonstrate
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11. Swiss Movement:Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition
by Atlantic / Wea
Audio CD (18 June, 1996)
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Asin: B0000033T6
Sales Rank: 10456
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best live jazz performances ever.
This is one of the best jazz performances I've ever heard.It's especially amazing given the fact that the musicians had never played together or rehearsed before performing live.This is a must have CD for jazz lovers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Swiss Movement
Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Donald Dean, Benny Bailey, and Leroy Vinegar were superb at Montreaux and get an A+. "Compared to What" just tore it up and most likely set the mood and tempo for the whole festival. I would have hated to go on after these ALLSTARS performed. The music on this disc is timeless. People will be enjoying it long, long after all of them are gone.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Shut up, sit down, and listen."
June 21, 1969. Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year. Many consider this to be the greatest live jazz performance ever to be captured on tape. A conglomeration of musicians was assembled for the final night of the Montreux festival. These cats said hello to each other, sat down, and proceeded to wail. The mood here is electric. This was my introduction to what Jazz can be like. Thank God Almighty for Improv Jazz! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Jazz    2. Jazz Music    3. Pop    4. Post-Bop    5. Soul-Jazz    6. United States of America   


12. Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
by Motown
Audio CD (03 November, 1992)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Motown did so many things well in the '60s and early '70s that this overview of the label's smashes (and some lesser-known classics) practically demands four CDs. It gets them, too, filling them with single mixes of more than 100 tracks. That the running order begins with Barrett Strong's statement of purpose "Money (That's What I Want)" and ends with Marvin Gaye's statement of concern "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" says a lot about how far the company moved in its golden decade--but no more so than what the same two cuts' differences in sound get across. The company was able to blend the smooth and the harsh in ways that few other pop entities have ever mastered, thereby getting over not only to the feet and the wallet, but to the heart. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Much All You Need
There are so many good songs here, you can't go wrong. Don't let the whole 'mono' thing scare you away, either. With a decent stereo, these sound just fine. Just turn up the bass a little and crank it loud. I like about 80% of the songs in this collection, and for the price you can't go wrong; Nice booklet w/ lots of cool pictures included. With this collection, you'd only need to buy a handful of other discs to complete your Motown collection...

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the Motown sound!
What is Motown all about? The answer lies within the music of this rather impressive line-up of songs on "Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971." It's the story of how a gifted songwriter, Berry Gordy, Jr., makes his way on up the ladder of success spearheading one of if not the most successful
5-0 out of 5 stars The Classic Sound Of Motown
A well-assembled box set containing just some of Motown's most golden and definitive classics. Nobody knew Motown Records was going to take off in the way it did. Berry Gordy intended to use his artists to break down the then racial barriers, intending to encapsulate a golden and distinct sound that would not only please a black audience but would too appeal to whites. Berry Gordys visions for the company paid off. Key artists like Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder attracted a huge following from both blacks and whites.
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Subjects:  1. 60's    2. 70's    3. AM Pop    4. Album Rock    5. Bass    6. Bop    7. Box Sets (Audio Only)    8. Bubblegum    9. Crossover Jazz    10. Disco    11. Frat Rock    12. Funk    13. Fusion    14. Girl Group    15. Hard Bop    16. Motown    17. Northern Soul    18. Pop    19. Pop-Soul    20. Pop/Rock   


13. Best of Smooth Jazz
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (28 October, 1997)
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Sales Rank: 23205
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best all around jazz albums around!
Lots of good quality music on this CD.The theme from Taxi as well as other old classics are found here.Listening to the samples on Amazon sold me!I fondly remembered each one from a time long gone but never forgotten.We had a station in New York that played smooth jazz selections all day and night.This album brings all the songs back to mind and then some.I have played new grooves into the CD and even my kids like it for both relaxing and just good listening.Love this cd to the max!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Album Doesn't Disappoint
I have been a Smooth Jazz fan for about two or three years, and this record really is amazing. I wasn't sure if I was really going to enjoy it, Maputo and Hippies on a Corner are not my favorite songs, but from track three on it's great. With names like Al Jarreau and Boney James on this album, it can only be good.
1-0 out of 5 stars Smooth Jazz Sucks
I hate to take the time to write this on here...but, as far as I am concerned Smooth Jazz is a sad excuse for music.I am an avid jazz fan and musician.Smooth jazz is a joke. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Crossover Jazz    3. Dance-Pop    4. Fusion    5. Hard Bop    6. Instrumental Pop    7. Jazz    8. Jazz Collections    9. Jazz Music    10. Jazz-Funk    11. Jazz-Pop    12. Latin Jazz    13. Pop    14. Pop/Rock    15. Post-Bop    16. Quiet Storm    17. Smooth Jazz    18. Soft Rock    19. Soul    20. Soul-Jazz   


14. Idle Moments
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (20 April, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The alluring title track alone makes this CD a must-have. A 15-minute dreamscape laid down by pianist Duke Pearson, the song features enchanting solos by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Guitarist Grant Green's single-note melody heightens the song's suspense. Grant's original "Jean de Fleur" finds the ensemble in brisker tempo, while their cover of John Lewis's "Django" exudes the spine-tingling coolness of Lewis's brand of bop. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Makes me wish I was 29 years old in 1963!
I was born in 71 so I'm just discovering all this jazz stuff at the ripe age of 34 in 2006 but this CD is just... well it's just freaking great.Makes me wish I was 29 in the 60's in NY.I'm discovering a lot of jazz preparing my mother's iPod for xmas (shhhh.....) so I'm trying to buy alot of the the jazz she has in albums and buying this and listening to this makes me realize, damn... my parents must have been pretty cool if they had this album back in the day.Anyway, pretty much all the reviews are 5-star so this review is for the young folks that are teetering... just buy it!If you don't like it you can always resell it for about what you paid cause someone that appreciates music will buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Grows on you
Don't put it away after just a few listens, give this one a solid chance and you will be rewarded. It has become a favorite of mine.

5-0 out of 5 stars As intense and haunting as any album I can think of
I've never really been more than of a casual fan of this style guitar playing.I love some of the Hendrix-influenced jazz guitar that came later, and I definitely have an appreciation for acoustic jazz guitar players of an earlier era, but I never really got into any be-bop/hard-bop/soul-jazz players.That is, not until I heard Grant Green's Idle Moments.
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Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Soul-Jazz   


15. The Song Lives On
by Grp Records
Audio CD (20 April, 1999)
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Asin: B00000ILY5
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"When Your Life Was Low," one of this album's four writing collaborations between former Crusaders keyboardist Joe Sample and pop's hack-for-hire Will Jennings, is typical of this CD's low aim and artistic laziness. The vague expression of friendship in "Life," voiced listlessly by the technically adept but boring Lalah Hathaway, is perfect for the office-ready smooth-jazz radio format and little else. Hathaway's appearances on 7 of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
If you are not overly familiar with Joe Sample or Lalah then buy this album and plan on relaxing all evening.There is not one bad song on here.This collection really builds the foundation for a romantic or introspective listening experience.A+....if you like Maysa or Incognito or Will DOwning or similar then you will love this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rickey Wright didn't listen to this recording!
Soul, emotion, and perfection in every tune...this cd oozes with ache, pain, reflection, and deep emotion. The playing, while subtle, is definitely not souless as Ricky implies. Kirk Whalum guests and simply kills on every track he graces. Layla sounds like expensive cognac and has her daddy's vocal sheen along with his melancholy feel. Joe is, as always, beautiful. His touch is light and unhurried. This is a beautiful cd that anyone who enjoys jazz and great vocals will be very happy owning. This recording predated Diana Krall by years and features a better pianist and vocalist...nothing against Ms. Krall, but Layla and Joe would both play and sing her under her piano stool.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of my most favorite CDs
I bought "The Song Lives on" randomly on Amazon.com because I'm a fan of both Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway (and not to mention how much I love Donny Hathaway) I've been having trouble finding a perfect CD for my mellow mood (When you just feel you want to listen to something light and beautiful).
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Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz Music    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz    8. Soul-Jazz   


16. End of the World Party (Just in Case)
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (07 September, 2004)
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Asin: B0002QO4B8
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With each successive album, Medeski Martin & Wood have become harder to pin down. Having long ago transcended their soulful organ-groove basics to enter a more expansive world of snappy beats and backbeats, eerie atmospheric effects, post-lounge riffing, and the occasional jazz overture, they occupy their own category. Produced by the Dust Brothers' John King (Beck's Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Chill Music
This is possibly one of the greatest cd's to turn on and enjoy the music while studying or just having friends over. I thoroughly enjoy this album.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Sound
Martin & Wood Medeski have a very unique sound...I like it.I first heard the song "End of the World Party" on the Grey's Anatomy Season One soundtrack.I became addicted to it, and bought the album.
4-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
Very interesting, a bit of a departure from the other albums they have. It is getting hard to put a label on their music, but thats what makes it so good. I have not purchased any new music for quit a while, so last week I picked up several albums this being one of them, along with Spicehouse and Zero7. I must say I love this CD, I have been playing every day in the car. The sound quality is fantastic, especially in headphones. This New York band has always been experimenting and building on their sound. I think they have come to a peak on this one. One thing is for sure, the musicianship is always top notch on all their albums, this is no exception. They have a more modern sound here Kind of Hip Hop - Trip Hop, whatever, but it sounds great. This album starts off with the strange "Anonymous skulls" and then moves into the greattitle track. The rest of the album seems to move in and out of trippy groves, experimental jazz and some interesting electronica. Some of my friends who are great people, but can't get out of their tiny musical worlds actually like this when I play it. It is nice to hear some fresh new music.
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Subjects:  1. Avant-Garde Jazz    2. Bass (Acoustic)    3. Bass (Electric)    4. Clavinet    5. Drums    6. Fender Rhodes    7. Guitar (Electric)    8. Jazz    9. Jazz-Funk    10. Keyboards    11. Mellotron    12. Modern Creative    13. Organ (Hammond)    14. Piano    15. Piano (Electric)    16. Pop    17. Post-Bop    18. Sampling    19. Saxophone    20. Slide Trumpet   


17. Peace...Back By Popular Demand
Audio CD (21 September, 2004)
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Asin: B0002RUPHE
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The velvety voiced Mo' shifts away from his usual matters of the heart to matters of the world on this disc of predominantly covers. He has also abandoned his bluesier roots in favor of a slicker, jazz-based pop. The result is a protest album for the double-latte crowd, most of whom can hum along to chestnuts from the Rascals ("People Got to be Free"), John Lennon ("Imagine"), and Bob Dylan ("The Times They Are A-Changin'"). While a jaunty banjo- and fiddle-flecked version of the Nick Lowe-penned "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" (popularized by Elvis Costello) uses a questionable rearrangement to convey the song's message, Mo' really connects when he raids the soul vaults for tunes by Marvin Gaye, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, and Donny Hathaway. It's a pleasant, subtle, and always professionally performed detour that's as comfy as a warm cup of hot chocolate on a chilly day. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Blues Man with a Conscience
I have owned this CD for a while and I keep coming back to play it for comfort.I love his blues style and interpretation of old Vietnam war classics.The timeing and message is clear, but the songs are beautiful.He can do it all!What a musician!

5-0 out of 5 stars Different - and an impressive effort
Having been a fan for years - and seen Keb play live - this is a different bag from the blues-inspired material that put him on the map. Some have knocked this CD as it ain't blues; don't much matter to me - the guy is still a great musician. Nice arrangements of some oldies played with a lot of heart.

5-0 out of 5 stars As meaningful, uplifting, and enjoyable as ever!
I have loved Keb' Mo for about 10 years. I knew that there were mixed reviews for this CD, but I still put it on my Christmas wish list and I'm glad I did. He makes the covers his own. I don't hear the original artists, but the message of the songs which seems to be his intent. I love how he applies his style especially to the Bob Dylan song which I understand more now than before! With every song I thought, "Okay, this is my favorite." Now it's impossible to decide. Some of the songs made me want to dance and think at the same time!
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Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Blues    3. Contemporary Blues    4. Folk-Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Modern Acoustic Blues    7. Political Folk    8. Pop    9. Pop-Soul    10. Pop/Rock    11. Soul-Jazz   


18. Distractions
by Verve
Audio CD (02 May, 2006)
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Asin: B000EXOADG
Sales Rank: 47461
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I like it, I just like how it sounds.
On this the latest disc by Roy Hargrove's RH Factor, you find a combination of warm melodies, funky deep bass groves, slick vocals and the lovely-mellow harmonies of Hargrove's trumpet. Which he uses to good effect, by placing little soundbites of horn in strategic places, for maxium effect. That is old school funk influenced by new school sounds. And just so that it is perfectly clear this guy is the real deal on the instrument. Keep in mind that he also has a second disc (which is gorgeuos) of Acoustic Jazz out with his Quartet. Not to mention that this is his #? release over the last decade. Proving that anything that he is playing is clearly by choice. And either you get it or you don't.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 stars - These Distractions are welcome
The RH Factor - Distractons (Verve, 2006)
1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Distracted
I've listened to this CD several times, and after reading the other reviews here, I just don't hear what is so great about this music. This guy does not impress me whatsoever as a trumpet player. He does not really PLAY the trumpet, he just toots some notes over some beats that some would consider "funk". The only stand-out tracks here are "On The One" and "Family", and they are just mediocre at best. Everything else here is just a couple of 2-minute "snippets" and some Parliament-Funkadelic-inspired pseudo-funk jams. This stuff sounds like this guy got bored one Saturday afternoon and decided to go into his garage and make some noise with his kids. For some real trumpet and real contemporary jazz-funk, I recommend Patches Stewart and Joey Sommerville. Check out their CD's, you won't be disappointed! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fusion    2. Jazz    3. Jazz-Funk    4. Pop    5. Soul-Jazz   


19. Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi
by Umvd Labels
Audio CD (29 January, 2002)
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Asin: B00005RTJ4
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Get ready for your jazz education. These virgin, unremixed tracks taken from the 1960s Verve vaults were a major influence on Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Eric Hilton years before they spun epic documents like Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great *JAZZ* album... TC only selected old tracks.
I find it funny that so many Thievery Corporation fans are reviewing this disc.This is pretty much a JAZZ disc of music from the 50's and 60s with tracks that just happen to be chosen by the Thievery Corporation.There was no sampling or editing, or anything.Just original music from 50 odd years ago.With all that said, I find this compilation to be excellent.If you like Bossa Nova, or some cool laid back jazz, then you'll probably like this disc.The music is lively but light.Give it a try, if you do, all your wildest dreams will come true.Ok, maybe not, but this is one fine CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is where they get their inspiration
I remember the first time I listened to a record by Thievery Corp. I became instantly aware of how different their sound is. I could not help wonder where this pair gets their inspiration, and what serves them so well in their constant stream of well engineered sounds.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not Your Classic Thievery
This CD by all means is not like Thievery's other stuff. When I first bought the album I was a little disappointed. I had boughten "The Richest Man in Babylon" and had fallen in love with these guys. So when I got this CD it just didnt do it for me at first. It was just all jazz tracks. But I took it with me one day to the library to study with and I have to admit it is really a great CD. I am glad I bought it. All the tracks are really amazing once you get into them. But hey if you're not into jazz dont buy this cd. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Brazilian Jazz    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz Music    5. Latin Jazz    6. Pop    7. Soul-Jazz    8. Trip Hop   


20. The Essential Herbie Hancock
Audio CD (28 February, 2006)
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Asin: B000E6EJ7U
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This 2-CD, 21-track compilation shows how keyboardist/composer/bandleader Herbie Hancock successfully crossed the boundaries of jazz and pop for four decades. Compiled from five record labels, from 1962 to 2000, tracks like "Circle" showcase his legendary stint in Miles Davis' mid-'60s acoustic combos, and "Maiden Voyage," and "Cantaloupe Island" are but two of his historic jazz compositions from his Blue Note period. But hits like his smash soul-fusion, 70s Headhunters cut, "Chameleon," the evocative "Come Running to Me," which featured the Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Tasty Aperitif
There's no way to summarize Herbie Hancock's four and a half decades as a recording artist in two discs. Nonetheless, this is a valid overview for those who have only dipped occasionally into his thick catalog. Because Herbie has dabbled in and helped to invent so many different facets of the jazz spectrum, the song-to-song segues can be jolting. But every one of the twenty tracks chosen for this compilation is worthwhile: from the original "Watermelon Man" through the modal "Maiden Voyage," the space-age "Hidden Shadows," the jazz-funk masterpiece "Chameleon" and the Stevie Wonder-ful "St. Louis Blues." One can quibble with what's left off--I'd love to have a chance to assemble my own version of the "essential Herbie"--but even the lesser known latter-day material is interesting and invigorating. To really get to this man's essence, you need whole albums from the various phases of his career, but for a quick aperitif, this is very tasty.
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Subjects:  1. Crossover Jazz    2. Funk    3. Fusion    4. Hard Bop    5. Jazz    6. Pop    7. Post-Bop    8. R&B    9. Soul-Jazz   


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