terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2011

Charles Mingus at the Bohemia Cafe in 1955

Recorded December 23, 1955 at Cafe Bohemia, NYC

Charles Mingus on Bass Eddie Bert on Trombone George Barrow on Tenor Sax
Mal Waldron on Piano Willie Jones, Jr. on Drums
Special guest Max Roach (everyone) on "Percussion Discussion"

1 - Jump Monk
2 - Serenade In Blue
3 - Percussion Discussion
4 - Work Song
5 - Septemberly
6 - All The Things You C-Sharp
(previously unissued alternate takes)
7 - Jump Monk
8 - All The Things You C-Sharp

Released originally on Debut Records

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segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011

Picture Yourself Playing the Bass

Picture Yourself Playing the Bass
Course Technology PTR | 2008 | ISBN: 1598635085 | 200 pages | PDF | 10,2 MB

Picture Yourself Playing Bass is a full-color, step by step guide to learning bass guitar for beginners and intermediate players. This one-of-a-kind book/DVD package walks readers through all of the important educational and musical techniques through easy-to-follow fingering charts, illustrations, photos, musical notation, and detailed instructional chapters. Everything is covered, from tips and advice for purchasing your bass and proper bass care and maintenance, to fingering techniques, reading sheet music, and advanced sound effects techniques. The companion DVD provides a live instruction from the author to reinforce concepts and techniques – it’s like having a virtual private lesson without having to leave the house!


Famous Blues Bass Lines

Famous Blues Bass Lines (Bass Guitar Book) | 20MB

Blues music is a sturdy, adaptable music that reflects many shades of emotions and lends itself to numerous stylistic interpretations. This 5 ½" by 8" QWIKGUIDE is designed to help the bassist become more versatile. Each blues bass pattern in this book is played over four bars of C7. By practicing all 50 licks over the same chord progression, students can learn the basic concept of improvisation: how to play a variety of musical phrases over the same chord or chord changes. Each example is written in both notation and tablature exactly as it is recorded. The accompanying CD, featuring Larry McCabe's Heat-Seeking Missile Blues Band is recorded in stereo with drums and rhythm guitar in the center, bass guitar on the left, and lead guitar on the right. The licks are recorded at a moderate tempo for ease of learning.


Red Mitchell – Rejoice 1961


1 Jim’s Blues

2 Rejoice

3 Oh, You Crazy Moon

4 Black-Eyes Peas

5 You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

6 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie)

7 Everything Happens To Me
8 I Can't Get Started
9 Swing Spring

Red Mitchell - Cello

Jim Hall - Guitar

Frank Strazzeri - Piano

Jimmy Bond - Bass

Frank Butler - Drums


Brilliant work from one of the most important forces on the LA scene of the 50s – and one of the few early albums Red Mitchell cut under his own name! The album’s a live set that has Red playing jazz cello – mostly plucking the instrument like a bass, with the great Jimmy Bond handling the real bass work on the set in the rhythm section! Given Bond’s usual ability to make a session groove, the sound here is plenty darn nice throughout – a romping, vamping sort of style that’s got a much deeper feel than you might expect from an album of jazz cello. The rest of the group includes Frank Strazzeri on piano, Frank Butler on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar – the last of whom matches notes nicely with Mitchell, almost in a grittier take on west coast jazz counterpoint. Titles include “Jim’s Blues”, “Rejoice”, “Black Eyed Peas”, and “Night In Tunisia”. (Black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

Thanks to Raz - Jazz Is My Life : )
Contributed by phil

terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2011

All About Bass: A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass

All About Bass: A Fun and Simple Guide to Playing Bass
Hal Leonard | English | 2006 | ISBN-10: 1423408179 | 208 pages | PDF/MP3 | 65 MB

Have you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to play the bass guitar? If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your bass playing quest, then this is it: All About Bass is for you. Whether it's learning to read music, playing by ear, improvising, or all of the above, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start playing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus, learn interesting tid-bits on bass makes and models, care and maintenance, other fretted instruments, and other fun stuff about the bass.

This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: * An introduction to bass * Step-by-step music reading instruction * How to play by ear and improvise * Background on various styles of music, including dozens of favorite songs * Performing tips * CD includes over 90 tracks for demo and play-along. Over 40 popular songs, including: All Shook Up * Another One Bites the Dust * Born Under a Bad Sign * Brick House * Come Together * Get up (I Feel like Being) a Sex Machine * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * I Got You (I Feel Good) * In the Midnight Hour * Message in a Bottle * Paperback Writer * Pride and Joy * Sweet Emotion * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more.

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Brian Bromberg - Hands: Solo Acoustic Bass (2009)

Brian Bromberg - Hands: Solo Acoustic Bass (2009)
MP3 320 Kbps | 13 Tracks | 54 Min | 128.05 MB
Label: King Japan/Zoom

01. Stella By Starlight
02. Cute
03. Solar
04. Beatles Medley: Day Tripper / Yesterday / Eleanor Rigby
05. Manha Di Carnival
06. In A Sentimental Mood
07. King Of Pain
08. Teen Town
09. Susumu's Blues
10. Use Me
11. Black Dog
12. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
13. Yeah

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Expanding Walking Bass Lines

Expanding Walking Bass Lines
Hal Leonard | English | ISBN-10: 0793545862 | 56 pages | PDF/MP3 | 117 MB

A follow-up to Building Walking Bass Lines, this book approaches more advanced walking concepts, including model mapping, the two-feel, several 'must know changes,' and other important jazz bass lessons. CD includes a jazz trio for practicing standard tunes.



sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

Hank Jones ÷ Hanky Panky 1975

Time: 44:27 - 
Size: 107 Mb (covers)

1. Nothin’ Beats an Evil Woman Rivera 3:48

2. Warm Blue Stream Cassey, Wayne 4:40
3. Confidence Vuolo 3:42

4. Wind Flower Cassey 5:31

5. Minor Contention Jones 4:00

6. Favors Ogerman 6:36

7. As Long as I Love Arlen, Koehler 5:47
8. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Hammerstein, Rodgers 5:45
9. Hanky Panky Jones, McFarland 4:38

Ron Carter BassHank Jones PianoGrady Tate Drums

Hank Jones’ relaxed, understated keyboard demeanor leaves lots of room for interplay with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate. This is a nicely balanced session including the latin flavored title-track, Jones’ interpretation of two contemporary ballads penned by Sara Cassey, “Warm Blue Stream” and “Wind Flower” plus Harold Arlen’s 1934 standard “As Long As I Live.” The date’s highlight is Jones’ splendid rendition of the Richard Rodgers waltz “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.” The familiar melody is exquisitely reharmonized and a rhythmic interlude is inserted between sections. (A solo piano version of this arrangement was recorded in 1977 and is included in the Smithsonian Jazz Piano collection.) Claus Ogerman’s “Favors” is a Jones favorite, appearing on two subsequent live releases by the pianist. “Minor Contemplation,” a hard-driving bop line, is the only Jones original. All in all, an excellent offering from an undisputed master.
- Lee Bloom at AMG


Thanks to Raz - Jazz Is My Life : )

domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

Bebo Valdes & Javier Colina at the Village Vanguard 2005

Bebo Valdes & Javier Colina - Live at the Village Vanguard 2005
2007 | Sony BMG | Jazz/Cuban | MP3 320Kbps | 156Mb

recorded in 2005 New York

Bebo Valdes on piano Javier Colina on bass

1. Con Poco Coco
2. Sabor A Mi
3. Ritmando El Cha-Cha-Cha
4. Rosa Mustia
5. Andalucia
6. Siboney
7. Tres Palabras
8. Aquellos Ojos Verdes
9. Bilongo
10. Si Te Contara
11. Bebo's Blues
12. Yesterdays
13. El Manisero
14. Waltz For Debby

part1 - part2


Percy Heath, New York Jazz Festival, Downing Stadium, Randall's Island (1956 - 1961 ) © Lisette Model Foundation, Inc.jpg

Percy Heath, New York Jazz Festival, Downing Stadium, Randall's Island (1956 - 1961 )
© Lisette Model Foundation, Inc.

Don't Stop This Train


Percy Heath 1977

Percy Heath & Jimmy Heath Rockerfeller Center June, 1977.jpgPercy Heath & Jimmy Heath The Heath Brothers @ Rockerfeller Center NYC - June, 1977.jpgJimmy & Percy Heath -The Heath Bros. @ Rockerfeller Center NYC - 1978.jpgPercy Heath & Jimmy Heath smiling NYC Rockerfeller Center June, 1977.jpgPercy & Jimmy Heath in June, 1977 - NYC.jpgPercy Heath - pizzicato Heath Brothers concert
Rockerfeller Center, NYC June, 1977.jpgPerch Heath - piccolo bass & Stanley Cowell - piano NYC 1977.jpgPercy Heath smiling 1977 Rockerfeller Center, NYC.jpg

The Heath Brothers
Percy Heath & Jimmy Heath @ The Rockerfeller Center NYC - June, 1977

photography's by Tom Marcello