Saturday, June 23, 2018

Steve Gadd





























Artist:  Steve Gadd
Birth Name:  Stephen Kendall Gadd
Born:  April 9, 1945.  Irondequoit, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, R&B
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Drums, Percussion

Steve Gadd is an American Musician.  He is one of the most well-known for Session and Studio Drummers in the music industry and recognized by his induction into the Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame in 1984.  He played on Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover", and Drum Solo on Steely Dan's "Aja".  He has worked with many superstars including Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Grover Washington Jr., Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour and Al Di Meola.













Artist:  Steve Gadd Band
Title:  Steve Gadd Band  (2018)
Genre:  Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, R&B
Label:  BFM Jazz
Rating:  *****

Tracks:

 1.  I Know, But Tell Me Again  (4:51)
 2.  Auckland By Numbers  (5:20)
 3.  Where's Earth?  (4:14)
 4.  Foameopathy  (6:36)
 5.  Skulk  (4:49)
 6.  Norma's Girl  (5:08)
 7.  Rat Race  (6:35)
 8.  One Point Five  (4:12)
 9.  Temporary Fault  (3:41)
10. Spring Song  (4:53)
11. Timpanogos   (5:35)

Personnel:

Steve Gadd:  Drums
Walt Fowler:  Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kevin Hays:  Keyboards, Vocals
Jimmy Johnson:  Bass
Michael Laudau: Guitars
Duke Gadd:  Guitar on Track 3, Percussion on Tracks:  1, 7, 8

Steve Gadd Band is the fifth studio album by Steve Gadd Band, released on March 23, 2018 by BFM Jazz, featuring Walt Fowler, Kevin Hays, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Landau and Duke Gadd.

Dave McMurray
















Artist:  Dave McMurray
Origin:  Detroit, Michigan, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Saxophonist
Instruments:  Saxophone, Keyboards, Vocals

Dave McMurray is an American Musician and Saxophonist from Detroit, Michigan and a member of Was (Not Was).  His debut album Peace Of Mind, featuring guest appearances by Bob James, Mark Whitfield, Don Was and others.














Title:  Music Is Life  (2018)
Genre:  Jazz, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Naked Walk  (4:25)
 2.  Music Is Life (Live It)  (4:59)
 3.  Seven Nation Army  (4:22)
 4.  After The Storm  (5:17)
 5.  Freedom Ain't Free  (4:14)
 6.  Time #5  (4:54)
 7.  Atomic Dog  (4:00)
 8.  Paris Rain  (6:16)
 9.  Que Je T'aime  (3:38)
10. Bop City D  (4:13)
11. Turo's Dream   (4:58)
12. Detroit Theme/Detroit 3  (3:44)

Personnel:

Dave McMurray:  Tenor Saxophone on Tracks:  1-4, 6-12, Soprano Saxophone on Track 5, Keyboards on Tracks:  5, 8, 12, Voice on Track 5, Bass Clarinet on Track 8, Percussion on Track 12, Programming on Track 8
Ibrahim Jones:  Bass on Tracks:  1-12
Ron Otis:  Drums on Tracks:  1, 6, 10
Jeff Canady:   Drums on Tracks:  2-5, 7-9, 11, 12

Music Is Life is Blue Note Records debut studio album by Dave McMurray, released on May 18, 2018 by Blue Note Records, featuring Ibrahim Jones, Ron Otis, and Jeff Canady.

Tim Warfield


























Artist:  Tim Warfield
Origin:  York, Pennsylvania, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Neo-Bop, Post Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Saxophonist
Instruments:  Saxophone

Tim Warfield is an American Musician and Saxophonist from York, Pennsylvania, began studying the Alto Saxophone at age nine and he switched to Tenor Saxophone in the ninth grade, during his first year at William Penn Sr. High School, where he participated in various musical ensembles winning many Jazz Soloist Award, including second out of forty competitors at the Montreal Festival of Music in Canada.  In 1990, he was a member of Trumpeter Marlon Jordan's Quintet for three years.  In 1991, he was selected to record "Tough Young Tenors" on Island/Antilles Label and reached No. 5, on the Billboard Top 100 Jazz Charts.  In 1994, he joined Bassist Christian McBride's Group until 1999.  In 2006, he joined Trumpeter Terell Stafford's Quintet.  In 2010, his CD "A Sentimental Journey" on the Criss Cross Jazz Label, was selected as a "Critic's Choice" in the New York Time.  In 2011, he was recognized in a listing of Rising Star Tenor Saxophonists, in Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll.














Title:  Jazzland  (2018)
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Neo-Bop, Post Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Criss Cross Jazz
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Lenny's Lens  (6:00)
 2.  Theme For Malcolm  (6:25)
 3.  Sleeping Dancer, Sleep On  (6:13)
 4.  Ode To Billie Joe  (10:36)
 5.  He Knows How Much I Can Bear  (6:42)
 6.  Tenderly  (10:52)
 7.  Shake It For Me  (6:31)
 8.  Wade In The Water  (8:23)
 9.  Hipty Hop  (7:05)

Personnel:

Tim Warfield:  Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Terell Stafford:  Trumpet, Flugrlhorn
Pat Bianchi:  Hammond B3 Organ
Byron Landham:  Drums
Daniel Sadownick:  Percussion

Jazzland is the ninth Criss Cross Album by Tim Warfield, released on June 1, 2018 by Criss Cross Jazz.  Good and enjoyable album in Funky and Swinging Rhythm Section of Hammond B3 Organ!.

Grant Green





































Artist:  Grant Green
Born:  June 6, 1935.  St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died:  January 31, 1979 (Aged 44).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar

Grant Green was an American Jazz Guitarist and Composer.  He performed in the Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Bebop and Latin throughout his career.  He is one of the the great unsung heroes of Jazz Guitar.














Title:  Slick! - Live At Oil Can Harry's  (2018)
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz
Label:  Resonance Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Now's The Time  (9:03)
 2.  How Insensitive (Insensatez)  (26:04)
 3.  Medley:    (31:58)
      Vulcan Princess
      Skin Tight/Woman's Gotta Have It
      Boogie On Reggae Woman
      For The Love Of Money  

Personnel:

Grant Green:  Guitar
Emmanuel Riggins:  Electric Piano
Ronnie Ware:  Bass
Greg "Vibrations" Williams:  Drums
Gerald Izzard:  Percussion

Slick! - Live At Oil Can Harry's is the live album by Grant Green, released on June 1, 2018 by Resonance Records, recorded live at Oil Can Harry's on September 5, 1975 (Vancouver, Canada).

Montrose






































Artist:  Montrose
Origin:  California, USA
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Original line-up:

Ronnie Montrose:  Guitar
Sammy Hagar:  Vocals
Bill Church:  Bass
Denny Carmassi:  Drums

Montrose was an American Hard Rock Band from California, formed in 1973 by Ronnie Montrose (Guitar), Sammy Hagar (Vocals), Bill Church (Bass) and Denny Carmassi (Drums).














Title:  Bad Motor Scooter...Live '73  (2018)
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label:  Air Cut
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Good Rockin' Tonight  (3:59)
 2.  Rock Candy  (4:43)
 3.  Bad Motor Scooter  (6:24)
 4.  Roll Me Nice  (4:23)
 5.  One Thing On My Mind  (3:27)
 6.  Rock The Nation  (4:58)
 7.  Make It Last  (6:30)
 8.  You're Out Of Time  (3:36)
 9.  Roll Over Beethoven  (4:39)
10. I Don't Want It  (3:34)

Personnel:

Ronnie Montrose:  Guitar
Sammy Hagar:  Vocals
Bill Church:  Bass

Denny Carmassi:  Drums

Bad Motor Scooter...Live '73 is the live album by Montrose, released on June 1, 2018 by Air Cut.  They performed this explosive session at the Record Plant on April 21, 1973, broadcast on San Francisco's KSAN-FM.