thomastreichler

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  1. European Pianists

    At present I am very much into European pianists. Here are some favourite recordings of mine: - Bengt Hallberg: The Hallberg Touch (Phontastic) A solo effort of the fairly original two-handed Swedish pianist with hints of stride and Garner - Enrico Pieranunzi: Live In Paris (Challenge) Absolutely superb piano trio (with Heyn van der Geyn and André Ceccarelli) - Enrico Pieranunzi: Alone Together (Challenge) Featuring Philip Catherine, fine effort, not that adventurous as other Pieranunzi recordings - Enrico Pieranunzi / Dado Moroni: Live Conversations (ABeat) Sparkling with energy and a wealth of ideas, swinging like mad, state of the art piano duo, highly recommended live recording - Michel Petrucciani: Piano Solo - The Complete Concert In Germany (Dreyfus) Overwhelming - Michel Petrucciani: Conversations (Dreyfus) Delightful and highly entertaining duets with his father Tony Petrucciani on guitar Michel Petrucciani / Eddy Louiss: Conférence De Presse Vol. 1 & 2 (Dreyfus) The pairing of just organ and piano proves, in the hands of these two virtuosos, to be very satisfying - Jan Lundgren: Cooking At The Jazz Bakery (Fresh Sound) Swingin' be-bop piano with the superb rhythm team of Chuck Berghofer and Joe LaBarbera - Jan Lundgren: Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (Marshmallow) This is piano trio jazz at its best, Lundgren plays film music themes, accompanied by the great Danes Jesper Lundgaard on bass and Alex Riel on drums - David Newton: In Good Company (Candid) A fine mainstream trio effort of the english pianist - Brian Lemon: My Shining Hour (Zephyr) No surprises, nothing adventurous, just swinging and tasteful mainstream piano trio jazz (with Dave Green and the redoubtable Allan Ganley) - Raymond Fol: Echoes Of Harlem (Gitanes) Highly recommended solo recording (lots of Ellington) - René Urtreger / Daniel Humair / Pierre Michelot: HUM (Stretch) Another unsung French piano master, this 3 cd set compiles three different sessions from 1960, 1979 and 1999 by three virtuosos on their respective instruments; this is not piano with bass/drum accompaniment but trio jazz by three instrumentalists with equal rights - Stefano Bollani / Ares Tavolazzi: Italian Mambo (Philology) Fanciful tribute to Dean Martin(!), sometimes with a wink, highly entertaining swinging piano/bass duo (Volare, Buonasera and the likes), recommended - Andrea Pozza: Introducing (Philology) - Andrea Pozza: Sweet Lorraine (Venus) Another fine Italian pianist, slightly more mainstream than Bollani, but great listening - Christian Jacob: Time Lines (Concord) - Christian Jacob: Styne & Mine (WilderJazz) - Christian Jacob: Contradictions (WilderJazz) All three records by this French Pianist with residency in the US are highly recommended, this is brilliantly executed modern piano trio jazz, complex but nevertheless very accessible - Rossano Sportiello: Heart And Soul (Arbors) - Rossano Sportiello: Piano On My Mind (Jazz Connaisseur) Brilliant Italian stride and swing player in the line of Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Dave McKenna, both solo efforts are highly recommended to fans of the genre Any commentary or further recommendations?
  2. Body and Soul

    There is a killer arrangement by Bob Florence, that can be heard on the album "Treasure Chest"; it is conceived not as a tender ballad, but as a hard swinging medium tempo big band chart.
  3. Happy Birthday Tommy T!

    Thank you for the nice wishes (especially sinci it is that "magical" 50th birthday)!
  4. Father and son duos

    Jimmy & Doug Raney Bill & John Allred Bebo & Chucho Valdes Terry & Gerry Gibbs Urbie & Jesse Green
  5. Budd Johnson

    There is also this one: Ben Webster And Associates (Verve) featuring Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Budd Johnson
  6. Budd Johnson

    1. Squatty Roo 2. Tribute to Louis Armstrong: When It's Sleepy Time Down South/Confe ... 3. Them There Eyes 4. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) That is the one I recommended.
  7. Budd Johnson

    The complete(?) JPJ Quartet recordings (studio and live) have been (re)issued on Storyville.
  8. Budd Johnson

    I see two albums with that title and different tracklists - can someone explain ... What are the (different) tracklists on these albums? As far as I see these are just two different editions of the same album.
  9. Budd Johnson

    Budd Johnson can be heard to good advantage on Benny Carter's "Live And Well In Japan", a Pablo album of a 1977 live concert featuring (besides Carter and Johnson) Joe Newman, Cat Anderson, Britt Woodman, Cecil Payne, Nat Pierce, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier and Harold Jones. Another fine album is "Blues A La Mode" on Felsted, that can be obtained as part of the Complete Felsted box sets by Solar or Fresh Sound respectively (the session is also on a Lonehill reissue called "The Stanley Dance Sessions").
  10. SQ on "bass player" albums

    Yes, absolutely right!
  11. Tubby Hayes

    Yes. It is a live recording of the Quintet with Jimmy Deuchar, Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley. Sound quality is very good and the music is great!
  12. What music did you buy today?

    I am very happy to have found a copy of the 8 cd Mosaic box set "Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions", everything (box, booklet, discs) in excellent condition, for $172 (shipping incl.) through an amazon dealer (the current exchange rate of $1 = 0,8 Swiss Francs making this a good deal).
  13. Lewis Nash is a bad ass

    I am approving this statement without reservation. Nash is one of the hardest swinging drummers extant. For me, if Lewis Nash is the drummer, be it a big band, a combo or a piano trio, it is a guarantee of a tight, swingin' rhythm section. Here are some albums I have with Nash on drums (all of them are highly enjoyable recordings): Brian Lynch: Back Room Blues Benny Green: In This Direction Steve Kuhn: Looking Back Tommy Flanagan: Beyond The Bluebird Lew Tabackin: I'll Be Seeing You Jimmy Heath: Little Man, Big Band Mike LeDonne: Soulmates Clark Terry: What A Wonderful World Tommy Flanagan: Let's Tommy Flanagan: Lady Be Good... For Ella Lew Tabackin: What A Little Moonlight Can Do Clark Terry: Portraits Rob Schneiderman: Dark Blue Bill Mays: Ellington Affair Larry Willis: How Do You Keep The Music Playing? Oscar Peterson: Meets Roy Hargrove And Ralph Moore Scott Hamilton: After Hours Tommy Flanagan: Sea Changes Kenny Drew: Falling Leaves John Lewis: Evolution II Classical Jazz Quartet: Plays Bach Ray Brown: Walk On Don Friedman: Waltz For Debby Gerald Wilson: New York Sound Don Friedman: My Favorite Things Roland Hanna: Milano, Paris, New York: Finding John Lewis Gerald Wilson: In My Time Helen Sung: Helenistique Classical Jazz Quartet: Plays Tchaikovsky Ted Rosenthal: The King And I Gerald Wilson: Monterey Moods Helen Sung: (Re)Conception
  14. Barry Harris

    This one is highly recommended too: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" on the Venus label with George Mraz and Leroy Williams
  15. Randy Sandke

    I am currently listening to "Get Happy" on the Concord label. Sandke performs tunes by Monk, Mingus, Miles Davis, Ellington as well as standards by Arlen, Berlin, Donaldson with a great line-up of Ken Peplowsky (ts, cl) Robert Trowers (tb) Kenny Barron (p) John Goldsby (b) and Terry Clarke (dms). Recommended!
  16. CD SALE

    I am selling the following titles from the "Jazz in Paris" series for $10 each (shipping included for European destinations, for overseas destinations add $2). These are digipacks unless otherwise noted. 07 Bill Coleman: From Boogie To Funk 14 Mary Lou Williams: I Made You Love Paris 23 Sonny Criss: Mr. Blues Pour Flirter 33 Claude Bolling: Plays The Original Piano Greats 46 Lionel Hampton: Ring Them Vibes (jewel case) 48 Various: Modern Jazz A Saint Germain-des-Prés (jewel case) 54 Various: Clarinettes A Saint Germain-Des-Prés (jewel case) 57 René Thomas: Meeting Mister Thomas 61 Art Simmons/Ronnell Bright: Piano Aux Champs Elysées 65 Bernard Peiffer: La Vie En Rose 66 Raymond Fol: Les 4 Saisons 75 Earl Hines: In Paris 76 Various: Danse A Saint Germain-Des-Prés 82 Stéphane Grappelli / Stuff Smith: Stuff And Steff 93 Bernard Peiffer: Plays Standards I am also selling the following cd's (shipping included for European destinations, for overseas destinations add $2)): Chet Baker, Comin' On With The Chet Baker Quintet, Prestige, $10 (digipack) Count Basie, 1950-1951, Chronological Classics, $15 Dave Brubeck, Jazz At The College Of The Pacific 1, Fantasy, $7 Chu Berry, The Indispensable Chu Berry (1936-1939) (2 CD) - Jazz Tribune No. 57, RCA, $20 Duke Ellington, Creole Rhapsody - Duke Ellington In the Thirties (2 CD), Living Era, $12 Terry Gibbs, Swing Is Here, Verve, $8 (Verve Originals series, digipack) Benny Goodman, Vol. II: Clarinet A La King, Columbia, $15 (Big Band 1939-41) Benny Goodman, All The Cats Join In, Columbia, $15 (Big Band 1941-46) Oscar Peterson - Stéphane Grappelli, Quartet, Accord, $15 (whole session 11 tracks) Art Tatum, The Standard Transcriptions - Piano Solos 1935-1945 (2 CD), Storyville, $15 Payment via PayPal. Please send me a PM if interested.
  17. Are there any box bargains currently available?

    There are several amazon marketplace sellers offering this 100 cd box set "Big Bands" for €39 or less: http://www.amazon.de/100-Box-Set-Big-Band/dp/B001G8P3JS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1302183124&sr=1-1 The set covers a great amount of recordings by the major swing big bands. The cd's come in cardboard sleeves and with a 200 pages booklet containing detailed discographical information. The sound quality is at least decent, in many cases very good. The following orchestras are covered: Fletcher Henderson 1931-38 (5 cd) Don Redman 1931-37 (3 cd) Duke Ellington 1933-46 (10 cd) Mill's Blue Rhythm Band 1931-36 (5 cd) Jimmie Lunceford 1934-40 (6 cd) Earl Hines 1932-42 (6 cd) Chick Webb 1931-39 (4 cd) Claude Hopkins 1932-35 (2 cd) Count Basie 1937-49 (11 cd) Louis Armstrong 1932-42 (6 cd) Cab Calloway 1931-41 (1 cd) Teddy Hill 1935-37 (1 cd) Lionel Hampton 1951/54 (2 cd) Casa Loma Orchestra 1931-37 (2 cd) Benny Goodman 1935-46 (11 cd) Charlie Barnet 1939-46 (2 cd) Bob Crosby 1936-42 (1 cd) Artie Shaw 1939-45 (4 cd) Woody Herman 1937-54 (4 cd) Tommy Dorsey 1935-50 (5 cd) Jimmy Dorsey 1936-43 (1 cd) Jack Teagarden 1939-40 (1 cd) Gene Krupa 1938-45 (1 cd) Harry James 1939-50 (1 cd) Georgie Auld 1945-46 (1 cd) Stan Kenton 1953-56 (1 cd) Pete Rugolo 1954-56 (1 cd) Shorty Rogers 1956-57 (1 cd) Glenn Miller 1938-42 (1 cd) There are four other sets in this series called "Classic Jazz", "Swing Time", "Bebop Story" and "Modern Jazz".
  18. Budd Johnson

    I am just listening to a very satisfying album by Jimmy Maxwell on the Progressive label by the title of "Let's fall in love". This is top notch mainstream jazz, nicely arranged by David Berger. Budd Johnson has some great spots on tenor sax and - in one case - on clarinet. The rest of the personnel apart from Maxwell on trumpet and Johnson are: Dave Berger (tp, arr) Art Baron (tb) Kenny Berger (bars) John Bunch (p) George Duvivier (b) Ronnie Bedford (dms)
  19. Happy Birthday Tommy T!

    Thank you all!! Sorry for the late reply but I have been skiing with my family.
  20. I am selling the following titles from the "Jazz in Paris" series for $10 each (shipping included for European destinations, for overseas destinations add $2). These are digipacks unless otherwise noted. 07 Bill Coleman: From Boogie To Funk 14 Mary Lou Williams: I Made You Love Paris 17 Toots Thielemans: Blues Pour Flirter (jewel case) SOLD 23 Sonny Criss: Mr. Blues Pour Flirter 27 Bobby Jaspar: Modern Jazz Au Club St. Germain (jewel case) SOLD 28 Lucky Thompson: Modern Jazz Group SOLD 33 Claude Bolling: Plays The Original Piano Greats 46 Lionel Hampton: Ring Them Vibes (jewel case) 48 Various: Modern Jazz A Saint Germain-des-Prés (jewel case) 54 Various: Clarinettes A Saint Germain-Des-Prés (jewel case) 57 René Thomas: Meeting Mister Thomas 61 Art Simmons/Ronnell Bright: Piano Aux Champs Elysées 65 Bernard Peiffer: La Vie En Rose 66 Raymond Fol: Les 4 Saisons 75 Earl Hines: In Paris 76 Various: Danse A Saint Germain-Des-Prés 82 Stéphane Grappelli / Stuff Smith: Stuff And Steff 93 Bernard Peiffer: Plays Standards I am also selling the following cd's (shipping included for European destinations, for overseas destinations add $2)): Chet Baker, Boppin' With The Chet Baker Quintet, Prestige, $10 (digipack)SOLD Chet Baker, Comin' On With The Chet Baker Quintet, Prestige, $10 (digipack) Count Basie, 1950-1951, Chronological Classics, $15 Dave Brubeck, Jazz At The College Of The Pacific 1, Fantasy, $7 Chu Berry, The Indispensable Chu Berry (1936-1939) (2 CD) - Jazz Tribune No. 57, RCA, $20 Duke Ellington, Creole Rhapsody - Duke Ellington In the Thirties (2 CD), Living Era, $12 Terry Gibbs, Swing Is Here, Verve, $8 (Verve Originals series, digipack) Benny Goodman, Vol. II: Clarinet A La King, Columbia, $15 (Big Band 1939-41) Benny Goodman, All The Cats Join In, Columbia, $15 (Big Band 1941-46) Coleman Hawkins, And Confreres, Verve, $8 (1988 ed.)SOLD Oscar Peterson - Stéphane Grappelli, Quartet, Accord, $15 (whole session 11 tracks) Art Tatum, The Standard Transcriptions - Piano Solos 1935-1945 (2 CD), Storyville, $15 Payment via PayPal. Please send me a PM if interested.
  21. Offering a few "Jazz in Paris" albums

    Basie and Tatum added.
  22. Johnny Dankworth

    Thank you for checking!
  23. Johnny Dankworth

    A few days ago I purchased a recently released cd by Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra titled "Too Cool For The Blues" on the British label "Rex". The liner notes contain no discographical information, only stating that the recordings "date from the late fifties". The track list is as follows: Disc: 1 1. Too Cool For The Blues 2. Sentimental Instrumental 3. Three Little Words 4. Old Blues 5. There Will Never Be Another You 6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 7. Runnin Wild 8. I May Be Wrong (But I Think You re Wonderful) 9. They All Laughed 10. The Song Is You 11. Tracey s Trip 12. Caravan 13. They Can t Take That Away From Me 14. Riverside Stomp 15. Squareface 16. The Gypsy In My Soul 17. Two s Company 18. Love For Sale 19. We Are The Lambeth Boys 20. Willow Weep For Me Disc: 2 1. My Buddy 2. Singin The Blues 3. Don t Be That Way 4. The Carioca 5. New Forest 6. Threesome 7. Duet For Sixteens 8. Ill Wind 9. Doggin Around 10. When You re Smiling 11. Groovin For Nat 12. Seven Leagues Beauty 13. Chelsea Bridge 14. Skeleton In The Bathroom 15. A Foggy Day 16. Love Me Or Leave Me 17. The Wizard 18. Embraceable You 19. Flying Home 20. Wild Ascot Two reviewers on amazon.co.uk presume these to be BBC radio transcriptions from 1959 by the same big band that performed at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival (featuring among others Dickie Hawdon on trumpet / bass trumpet, Laurie Monk on trombone, Danny Moss on tenor sax, Dave Lee on piano and Kenny Clare on drums. Can anyone here provide accurate discographical information on these recordings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  24. anything to avoid ebay. I'm putting prices

    PM sent re: Art Farmer / Benny Golson Jazztet