quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2012

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - What Now My Love

  1. What Now My Love
  2. Freckles
  3. Memories Of Madrid
  4. It Was A Very Good Year
  5. So What's New
  6. Plucky
  7. Magic Trumpet
  8. Cantina Blue
  9. Brasilia
  10. If I Were A Rich Man
  11. Five Minutes More
  12. The Shadow Of Your Smile
What Now My Love

With this album, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass settle into their hitmaking groove, the once strikingly eclectic elements of Dixieland, pop, rock, and mariachi becoming more smoothly integrated within Alpert's infectious "Ameriachi" blend. They sound more like a band now; along with Alpert's now-indelibly stamped trumpet sound, we can recognize jazzman John Pisano's distinctive rhythm guitar, Lou Pagani's piano, the droll Bob Edmondson's dulcet trombone, etc. Pisano, who debuted as a composer on Going Places, comes up with a memorably whistleable song "So What's New," and the rest of Alpert's songwriting brigade (Ervan Coleman, Julius Wechter and Sol Lake) chime in with some lively, catchy tunes. There is also an assortment of pop, film, and Broadway standards of the day, all impeccably arranged by Alpert, whose production instincts grew sharper and surer with every release. Result: another hugely entertaining hit LP, one that stayed at number one longer than any other TJB album (nine weeks). 

(By Richard S. Ginell from allmusic.com)

One of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history, trumpeter Herb Alpert was also one of the entertainment industry's shrewdest businessmen: A&M, the label he co-founded with partner Jerry Moss, ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established. Born March 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, Alpert began playing the trumpet at the age of eight. After serving in the Army, he attempted to forge an acting career, but soon returned to music, recording under the name Dore Alpert for RCA. 

With Lou Adler, Alpert co-wrote a number of Sam Cooke's most enduring hits, including "Wonderful World" and "Only Sixteen." Under the name Dante & the Evergreens, he and Adler also recorded a cover of the Hollywood Argyles' "Alley Oop"; additionally, Alpert produced tracks for the surf duo Jan & Dean. In 1962 he teamed with Moss to found A&M Records, scoring a Top Ten hit with the single "The Lonely Bull."  

From its humble origins as a company run out of Alpert's garage, A&M grew to become the world's biggest independent label; among its greatest successes were the Carpenters, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, and Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. Nevertheless, Alpert and his backing unit, the Tijuana Brass, remained the label's flagship act: on the strength of the hit "A Taste of Honey," his 1965 LP Whipped Cream and Other Delights topped the charts, popularizing his Latin-influenced style (dubbed "Ameriachi"). The follow-up, 1965's Going Places, also hit number one, launching the hit "Spanish Flea." 

After 1966's What Now My Love -- his most popular effort, remaining at number one for nine weeks -- Alpert continued to dominate the charts with records including 1966's S.R.O. and the following year's Sounds Like and Herb Alpert's Ninth. In 1968, he scored his first number one single by taking a rare vocal turn on a rendition of Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's in Love With You"; the album Beat of the Brass followed the hit to the top of the charts, becoming Alpert's fifth and final number one LP.  

Released in 1969, Warm was the first of Alpert's 11 albums not to crack the Top 20; by 1971's Summertime, his commercial fates had fallen to the point where he no longer reached the Top 100. As A&M continued to thrive, he moved his primary focus from music to industry, although he regularly recorded throughout the early '70s; 1974's You Smile -- The Song Begins was his most successful outing in several years, but subsequent releases like 1975's Coney Island and 1976's Just You and Me met with greater chart resistance. 

In 1979, Alpert staged a major comeback with Rise; not only did the album reach the Top Ten, but the title track topped the singles charts and became the biggest hit of his career. The follow-up, 1980's Beyond, was a Top 40 success, but subsequent efforts like 1982's Fandango and 1985's Wild Romance fared poorly. In 1987 Alpert enjoyed another renaissance with the album Keep Your Eye On Me; the lead single "Diamonds" hit the Top Five and featured a guest vocal from Janet Jackson, one of A&M's towering successes of the late '80s.  

Alpert continued recording throughout the 1990s, producing work like 1991's North on South Street, 1992's Midnight Sun, and 1997's Passion Dance. After selling A&M to PolyGram in 1990 for a sum in excess of $500 million, he and Moss founded a new label, Almo Sounds, in 1994; among the imprint's hit artists was the group Garbage. His own albums, including 1997's Passion Dance and 1999's Colors, were also released on the label. Alpert also tackled other forms of media, exhibiting his abstract expressionist paintings and co-producing a number of Broadway successes, including Angels in America and Jelly's Last Jam. He also established the Herb Alpert Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to establishing educational, arts, and environmental programs for children. 

(By Jason Ankeny from allmusic.com)

terça-feira, 30 de outubro de 2012

Bobby Hackett with strings - Trumpets' Greatest Hits

  1. What's New
  2. Sugar Blues
  3. I Can't Get Started
  4. And The Angels Sing
  5. The Man With The Horn
  6. Java
  7. Ciribiribin
  8. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)
  9. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
  10. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  11. Davenport Blues
  12. Memories Of You
Trumpets' Greatest

Don't be fooled by the title. Trumpets' Greatest Hits is not an album of Bobby Hackett's greatest hits, it is an album of newly recorded Bobby Hackett performances of songs that were hits in versions that featured the trumpet prominently, such as "I Can't Get Started" as performed by Bunny Berigan and "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" in the Perez Prado recording with Billy Regis on trumpet. As the album cover says, Hackett is heard "in a setting of wall-to-wall strings," with new arrangements by George Williams. There is no real attempt made to re-create the sound of the hit recordings, either in those arrangements or in Hackett's trumpet playing, except for the occasional sly quote. Instead, this is soft, smooth music; even Al Hirt's "Java" has been slowed and calmed, and "Ciribiribin" sounds nothing like it did in the hands of Harry James. As is true of most of Hackett's Epic Records recordings of the early and mid-'60s, there isn't much jazz content here, except for the individual sound of Hackett's trumpet cutting through the strings. Rather, this is really easy listening music, and for that it's fine. 

(By William Ruhlmann from allmusic.com)

segunda-feira, 29 de outubro de 2012

Pete Fountain - A Touch of Class

  1. La Vie En Rose
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. I Love Paris
  4. Two Loves Have I
  5. Comme Ci, Comme Ca
  6. April In Paris
  7. Tout De Suite
  8. C'est Si Bon
  9. C'est Magnifique
  10. Miss Lucy
  11. My Man
  12. Mood Indigo
  13. The Song From Mouline Rouge
  14. Your Cheatin' Heart
  15. Fa So La Blues
  16. You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You
  17. Frere Jazz
  18. Rhapsody In Blue
A Touch of Class

One of the most famous of all New Orleans jazz clarinetists, Pete Fountain has the ability to play songs that he has performed a countless number of times (such as "Basin Street Blues") with so much enthusiasm that one would swear he had just discovered them. His style and most of his repertoire have remained unchanged since the late '50s, yet he never sounds bored. In 1948, Fountain (who is heavily influenced by Benny Goodman and Irving Fazola) was a member of the Junior Dixieland Band and this was followed by a stint with Phil Zito and an important association with the Basin Street Six (1950-1954), with whom the clarinetist made his first recordings. In 1955, Fountain was a member of the Dukes of Dixieland, but his big breakthrough came when he was featured playing a featured Dixieland number or two on each episode of The Lawrence Welk Show during 1957-1959. After he left, he moved back to New Orleans, opened his own club, and has played there regularly up until retiring from the nightclub business in early 2003. Fountain's finest recordings were a lengthy string for Coral during 1959-1965 (they turned commercial for a period after that). 

(by Scott Yanow from allmusic.com)

domingo, 28 de outubro de 2012

Esteban Morgado Cuarteto - Milongueros

  1. Milonga de la Puteada
  2. Milongueros
  3. Oblivion
  4. La Trampera
  5. Cada Vez Que Respiras (Every Breath You Take)
  6. Cinema Paradiso 2007
  7. Tanguito Del Sur
  8. Futbolera
  9. El Esquinazo
  10. Tango Del Ultimo Amor
  11. Agarrate Catalina
  12. Que Importa Eso Ahora!!!
  13. Milonga de a Tres
  14. Queen Tanguera (Bohemian Rhapsody / Love of My Life)
  15. Morena
  16. Milonga de la Anunciacion

Walter Castro, bandoneón
Enrique "Qulque" Condomi, violin
Horacio "Mono" Hurtado, contrabajo y bajo eléctrico
Esteban Morgado, guitarras, arreglos y dirección musical
Daniel Corrado, bateria y percusión
Gustavo Corrado, piano

Grabado en Lomas Records, entre Octubre del 2006 y Marzo del 2007

sábado, 27 de outubro de 2012

Helmut Zacharias - Gold Collection

  1. Ein Bisschen Glück Und Zärtlichkeit
  2. La Vie En Rose
  3. Moon River
  4. Moskauer Nächte
  5. Tulpen Aus Amsterdam
  6. Never On Sunday
  7. Alone Again
  8. Der Sommerwind
  9. Clair
  10. Toselli Serenade
  11. Mein Herz Ist Eine Violine
  12. Ramona
  13. Wenn Der Weisse Flieder Wieder Bluht
  14. Boogie Für Geige
  15. Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön
  16. Tokyo Melody
Gold Collection

sexta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2012

Herbert Rehbein and His Orchestra - ...and so to bed - The Love Music of Bert Kaempfert

  1. Ebb Tide
  2. Lonely Is The Name
  3. Spanish Eyes
  4. Malaysian Melody
  5. Welcome To My Heart
  6. The Times Will Change
  7. The World We Knew
  8. Manhattan After Dark
  9. I Can't Help Remembering You
  10. My Way Of Life
  11. On My Lonely Way
  12. Our Street Of Love
And So To Bed 

The days, we spend in doing...the nights, in dreaming...

The mood may be serene, or bittersweet with memory...the love a reality, or an unfulfilled longing...the moment shared, or spent in solitude. But whatever the time or the setting, the songs dedicated to love heard in this album fully express the thoughts and emotions of lovers everywhere.

Few musicians convey the full range of these feelings with such understanding and tenderness as do Bert Kaempfert and Herbert Rehbein. And now the remarkable talents of this twosome have been brought together in one Decca album. Needless to say, the result is pure magic!

The close musical association existing between Bert Kaempfert and Herbert Rehbein through the years is one of the most heartwarming stories in the entertainment world. Here are two fine musicians, with distinct musical personalities of their own, yet they complement each other perfectly. The result, as to be expected, is music of consistently high quality, whether it be in composing, arranging, or performing.

European born and bred, Herbert Rehbein has had a long distinguished career in musical entertainment. In addition to appearing with his orchestra, he has served as musical director for Swiss Radio; he has arranged music for Bert Kaempfert for many years, and is co-composer with Kaempfert of ten of the eleven songs heard in this album. Music by Rehbein is always smooth, mellow, danceable, and presented with great style. Talent, taste and style, as a matter of fact, probably, best describe the outstanding qualities of this fine musician.

This choice of songs offered here is dedicated to that special them when day ebbs away to a quiet close, when reality tunes out...and dreams tune in. Some of the songs are familiar favorites, popular with many of today's top recording artists, while others are somewhat less familiar. Each, however, is a musical gem that sets a special mood, enhanced by Herbert Rehbein's faultless musicianship.

So may we recommend that you let the music work its spell on you...that you turn the lights low and shut out the world...that you slip into something soft and comfortable and let yourself think lovely thoughts.

...And so to bed.

(From the original liner notes)

quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2012

Herbert Rehbein and His Orchestra - Music To Soothe That Tiger

  1. When I Fall In Love
  2. Don't Talk To Me
  3. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
  4. Chances Are
  5. The Lady Smiles
  6. Prisoner Of Love
  7. I Love You So
  8. Love Is Here To Stay
  9. If I Had You
  10. Moon Maid
  11. Speak Low
  12. Dry Eyes
Music To Soothe That Tiger

It has been aptly said that "Music hath charms to soothe the savage..." It has even been stated that this phenomenon actually works. We have taken it upon ourselves to exploit this unusual situation and recorded an album of music to do just exactly that... Soothe That Tiger...but not only that, it is music on the intimate side...frankly sentimental, designed to quiet your cares and set you aglow. All this comes to you in a new instrumental album by Herbert Rehbein and his Orchestra, recorded in Europe to an American taste. Here are all the old favorites that have become popular classic-music that transcends time and crosses oceans with ease. All the world loves a love song, and who doesn't have a special place in his memory for such timeless tunes as When I Fall In Love, East Of The Sun, If I Had You, Prisoner Of Love, Speak Low, Love Is Here To Stay...and other haunting melodies.

Rehbein, a newcomer to American audiences, but known and respected in musical circles here and abroad as a gifted musician (he is an arranger for Bert Kaempfert and a musical director of Swiss radio), bring us a rich, full-bodied treatment of these beloved songs. The smooth sounds of his romantic strings and the haunting, melodic interpretations of tenor saxophonist Emil Wurster, add up to listening perfection that sets you tingling.

This is a cheek-to-cheek music, designed to be shared with someone you love. Sit back and relax, turn the lights down low...you might even unlock the cage...you've got nothing to worry about, start the music and "hold that tiger".

(From the original liner notes)

It has been said that the soft sound of a violin, indeed, the sensibility of a violinist at work, is the thread that runs through all the melodies of Herbert Rehbein. In fact, Rehbein's contribution to the long-running and successful songwriting partnership with Bert Kaempfert is dominated by this easy-listening trademark.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1922, Rehbein's first contact with music was through the strings of an inexpensive violin his parents purchased for him instead of the far more expensive piano he had hoped for. Beginning at age nine, he studied and practiced with fervor, concentrating on the violin concerti of the masters, including Brahms, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, to mention a few. But alas, the advent of war in 1941 stepped in to bring his career in classical music to a halt. At the age of 19, he was drafted but he was lucky enough to be assigned to the Music Corps and stationed on the Mediterranean island of Crete, where he had a chance to play music with the local gypsies.

At a later stage of the conflict, he was a prisoner of war in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, for three long years. However, the authorities permitted him his violin and he continued practicing religiously. Eventually, as the war came to a close, he became a hireling rather than a prisoner, when he was named violin soloist and musical director of the Belgrade Radio Orchestra.

Rehbein remained in Yugoslavia until 1952, when his mother's illness brought him back to his native Germany. During the latter stages of his confinement in Belgrade, and later with the Belgrade Radio Orchestra, his interests had gradually taken a turn toward pop music, especially big band swing, which in the late '40s was engulfing major sectors of Europe. He became active with German radio orchestras as composer, arranger and violin soloist. During this phase of his career, Rehbein met a fellow German instrumentalist and songwriter, Bert Kaempfert. The two performed a number of engagements together and became friends.

The friendship soon blossomed into a songwriting partnership, and in the early '60s, the two began co-writing in earnest. They created a kind of "continental" sound that found favor in many countries, including the United States, where Milt Gabler, the artist and repertoire director of Decca Records, helped open many doors for them; the team began to enjoy major international success with their songs.

Frank Sinatra, for example, recorded "Strangers in the Night" into a huge hit. He also recorded a host of others, including "The World We Knew (Over and Over)," "My Way of Life," "You Turned My World Around," "Sweet Maria" and "Lady." Dean Martin recorded "I Can't Help Remembering You" and "Welcome to My Heart." Sammy Davis enjoyed a hit with "Lonely Is the Name," as did A] Martino with "Wiedersehn."

Rehbein also produced three albums of instrumentals with his own orchestra with all the arrangements emphasizing his characteristic soft string sound. One of the albums, "Music to Soothe the Tiger," Gabler called "cheek to cheek music, designed to share with someone you love." In 1972, Rehbein also won the anonymous competition for the Olympic theme song.

In Europe, Rehbein worked with Hermann Prey and Lisa Della Casa, two international opera stars. He lived in Switzerland at this stage of his life where he was musical director of the Swiss Radio Orchestra as well as its violin soloist. In 1955, Rehbein married Ruth Wellstein who became his strongest support throughout his career. He was only 57 when he died of cancer in 1979, bringing an outstandingly successful career to an untimely close.

(From songwritershalloffame.org)

Bobby Hackett with strings - That Midnight Touch

  1. My Foolish Heart
  2. Laura
  3. When You Awake
  4. Emily
  5. I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest
  6. Delishious
  7. September Song
  8. The Touch Of Your Lips
  9. All To Soon
  10. Nancy
  11. If You Were Only Mine
  12. Stars In My Eyes
That Midnight Touch

quarta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2012

Chet Baker & Strings

  1. You Don't Know What Love Is
  2. I'm Thru with Love
  3. Love Walked In
  4. You Better Go Now
  5. I Married an Angel
  6. Love
  7. I Love You
  8. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
  9. Why Shouldn't I?
  10. A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet
  11. The Wind
  12. Trickleydidlier
Chet Baker & Strings

This release offers a unique glimpse of a young Chet Baker in a quintet setting, complemented by a nine-piece string section. Utilizing the uniquely modern arrangements of Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich, Jack Montrose, and Shorty Rogers, this interaction of "West Coast cool" with primordial elevator music escapes many -- if not indeed all -- of the potential sonic pitfalls such a marriage might suggest. In the truest sense of the word augmentation, the string arrangements provide the desired opulence sans the heavy-handed or syrupy residual effects. Perhaps most inspiring about this outing is the success with which Baker and crew are able to thrive in this environment, providing subtle insight into the quintet's ability to simultaneously adapt and explore. Chet Baker and Strings was recorded over three days in late 1953 and early 1954. Joining Baker (trumpet) on these sessions are Jack "Zoot" Sims (tenor sax), Jack Montrose (tenor sax), Russ Freeman (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums), and Clifford "Bud" Shank (alto sax), who steps in for Sims on the 1954 date. "Love Walked In" incorporates a trademark volley of interaction between Baker and Sims. "Love" contains what is arguably the most successful implementation of the string section, as well as some stellar soloing by Freeman. In fact, his contributions to this particular recording rank among his finest with Baker and company. The same enthusiasm can likewise be applied to "A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet." Not only are Sims and Baker in top flight, but the string arrangement swings irresistibly as well. The easygoing and otherwise winding strings support the cool bop like a kite in a March breeze -- light, airy, and conspicuous only in altitude. 

(by Lindsay Planer from allmusic.com)

Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-'50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing. But his career was marred by drug addiction. Baker's father, Chesney Henry Baker,Sr., was a guitarist who was forced to turn to other work during the Depression; his mother, Vera (Moser) Baker, worked in a perfumery. The family moved from Oklahoma to Glendale, CA, in 1940. As a child, Baker sang at amateur competitions and in a church choir. Before his adolescence, his father brought home a trombone for him, then replaced it with a trumpet when the larger instrument proved too much for him. He had his first formal training in music in junior high and later at Glendale High School, but would play largely by ear for the rest of his life. In 1946, when he was only 16 years old, he dropped out of high school and his parents signed papers allowing him to enlist in the army; he was sent to Berlin, Germany, where he played in the 298th Army Band. After his discharge in 1948, he enrolled at El Camino College in Los Angeles, where he studied theory and harmony while playing in jazz clubs, but he quit college in the middle of his second year. He re-enlisted in the army in 1950 and became a member of the Sixth Army Band at the Presidio in San Francisco. But he also began sitting in at clubs in the city and he finally obtained a second discharge to become a professional jazz musician.

Baker initially played in Vido Musso's band, then with Stan Getz. (The first recording featuring Baker is a performance of "Out of Nowhere" that comes from a tape of a jam session made on March 24, 1952, and was released on the Fresh Sound Records LP Live at the Trade Winds.) His break came quickly, when, in the spring of 1952, he was chosen at an audition to play a series of West Coast dates with Charlie Parker, making his debut with the famed saxophonist at the Tiffany Club in Los Angeles on May 29, 1952. That summer, he began playing in the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, a group featuring only baritone sax, trumpet, bass, and drums -- no piano -- that attracted attention during an engagement at the Haig nightclub and through recordings on the newly formed Pacific Jazz Records (later known as World Pacific Records), beginning with the 10" LP Gerry Mulligan Quartet, which featured Baker's famous rendition of "My Funny Valentine."

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet lasted for less than a year, folding when its leader went to jail on a drug charge in June 1953. Baker went solo, forming his own quartet, which initially featured Russ Freeman on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Bobby White on drums, and making his first recording as leader for Pacific Jazz on July 24, 1953. Baker was hailed by fans and critics and he won a number of polls in the next few years. In 1954, Pacific Jazz released Chet Baker Sings, an album that increased his popularity but alienated traditional jazz fans; he would continue to sing for the rest of his career. Acknowledging his chiseled good looks, nearby Hollywood came calling and he made his acting debut in the film Hell's Horizon, released in the fall of 1955. But he declined an offer of a studio contract and toured Europe from September 1955 to April 1956. When he returned to the U.S., he formed a quintet that featured saxophonist Phil Urso and pianist Bobby Timmons. Contrary to his reputation for relaxed, laid-back playing, Baker turned to more of a bop style with this group, which recorded the album Chet Baker & Crew for Pacific Jazz in July 1956. Baker toured the U.S. in February 1957 with the Birdland All-Stars and took a group to Europe later that year. He returned to Europe to stay in 1959, settling in Italy, where he acted in the film Urlatori Alla Sbarra. Hollywood, meanwhile, had not entirely given up on him, at least as a source of inspiration, and in 1960, a fictionalized film biography of his life, All the Fine Young Cannibals, appeared with Robert Wagner in the starring role of Chad Bixby.

Baker had become addicted to heroin in the 1950s and had been incarcerated briefly on several occasions, but his drug habit only began to interfere with his career significantly in the 1960s. He was arrested in Italy in the summer of 1960 and spent almost a year and a half in jail. He celebrated his release by recording Chet Is Back! for RCA in February 1962. (It has since been reissued as The Italian Sessions and as Somewhere Over the Rainbow.) Later in the year, he was arrested in West Germany and expelled to Switzerland, then France, later moving to England in August 1962 to appear as himself in the film The Stolen Hours, which was released in 1963. He was deported from England to France because of a drug offense in March 1963. He lived in Paris and performed there and in Spain over the next year, but after being arrested again in West Germany, he was deported back to the U.S. He returned to America after five years in Europe on March 3, 1964, and played primarily in New York and Los Angeles during the mid-'60s, having switched temporarily from trumpet to flügelhorn. In the summer of 1966, he suffered a severe beating in San Francisco that was related to his drug addiction. The incident is usually misdated and frequently exaggerated in accounts of his life, often due to his own unreliable testimony. It is said, for example, that all his teeth were knocked out, which is not the case, though one tooth was broken and the general deterioration of his teeth led to his being fitted with dentures in the late '60s, forcing him to retrain his embouchure. The beating was not the cause of the decline in his career during this period, but it is emblematic of that decline. By the end of the '60s, he was recording and performing only infrequently and he stopped playing completely in the early '70s. Regaining some control over his life by taking methadone to control his heroin addiction (though he remained an addict), Baker eventually mounted a comeback that culminated in a prominent New York club engagement in November 1973 and a reunion concert with Gerry Mulligan at Carnegie Hall in November 1974 that was recorded and released by Epic Records. By the mid-'70s, Baker was able to return to Europe and he spent the rest of his life performing there primarily, with occasional trips to Japan and periods back in the U.S., though he had no permanent residence. He attracted the attention of rock musicians, with whom he occasionally performed, for example adding trumpet to Elvis Costello's recording of his anti-Falklands War song "Shipbuilding" in 1983. In 1987, photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber undertook a documentary film about Baker. The following year, Baker died in a fall from a hotel window in Amsterdam after taking heroin and cocaine. Weber's film, Let's Get Lost, premiered in September 1988 to critical acclaim and earned an Academy Award nomination. In 1997, Baker's unfinished autobiography was published under the title As Though I Had Wings: The Lost Memoir and the book was optioned by Miramax for a film adaptation. Baker's drug addiction caused him to lead a disorganized and peripatetic life, his constant need for cash requiring him to accept many ill-advised recording offers, while his undependability prevented him from making long-term commitments to record labels. As a result, his discography is extensive and wildly uneven.  

(by William Ruhlmann from allmusic.com)

Chet Baker SingsLive at the Trade Winds
Chet Is Back!

segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012

Bobby Hackett with strings - A Time For Love

  1. The Eyes Of Love
  2. My Funny Valentine
  3. You Only Live Twice
  4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  5. A Time For Love
  6. The Lamp Is Low
  7. On The Street Where You Live
  8. Goodnight My Love
  9. The Love I Give To You
  10. Close Your Eyes
  11. All Through The Night
  12. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
A Time For Love

domingo, 21 de outubro de 2012

Bert Kaempfert - Serenade in Blue

  1. The World We Knew
  2. Rain
  3. You Are My Sunshine
  4. Moonlight Serenade
  5. Lover
  6. Serenade in Blue
  7. Stay with the Happy People
  8. Hold Me
  9. It's The Talk Of The Town
  10. Somebody Loves You
  11. So What's New?
  12. Sermonette
  13. Pussy Footin'
  14. Out Of Nowhere
Serenade in Blue

quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2012

Helmut Zacharias - The Man with The Violin

  1. Helmy's Boogie
  2. The Man With The Violin
  3. Wedding Bells
  4. Melancholy Morning
  5. Walking In the Night
  6. Little James
  7. Costa Brava
  8. Carusello
  9. Oahu Makaha
  10. Bazaar
  11. Marenca
  12. Beach Comber's Dream
The Man with The Violin

quarta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2012

Enoch Light & The Light Brigade - The Private Life of A Private Eye

  1. The Private Life of A Private Eye
  2. The Gang at the Green Grotto
  3. Harry's Hide Out
  4. Dirty Work Underfoot
  5. Frenchy's Tune
  6. Harlem Hot-Shot in A Hurry
  7. Blonde Bombshell
  8. Mess in Morocco
  9. The Creep
  10. Serenade for A Sweet Babe
  11. Living on A Borrowed Time
  12. Gum Shoe Lullaby
The Private Life

terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2012

Geoff Love & His Orchestra - Going Latin

  1. La Bamba
  2. Spanish Harlem
  3. Guantanamera
  4. Sucu Sucu
  5. The Girl From Ipanema
  6. One Note Samba
  7. South Of The Border
  8. Maria Elena
  9. Spanish Eyes
  10. Desafinado
  11. The Breeze And I
  12. Mexican Hat Dance
  13. Temptation
  14. La Cumparsita
  15. Blue Tango
  16. Spider Of The Night
  17. Serenata
  18. La Paloma
  19. Jealousy
  20. Adios Muchachos
  21. Ecstasy Tango
Going Latin

quinta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2012

Saint-Preux - Concerto pour deux Voix

  1. Concerto pour deux Voix
  2. Le reve
  3. Phytandros
  4. Invitation
  5. Le concert sous-marin
  6. Aria de Syrna
  7. La tourmente
  8. Quand le temps suspend son vol
  9. Concerto pour piano (en la bemol)
  10. Sur les ailes du temps
  11. Nocturne
  12. La rencontre
  13. Adagio pour piano
  14. Le piano d`Abigail
  15. Jeu d`enfant
  16. Il y a sur la terre (Concerto pour piano en sol mineur)
  17. Jeanne la Romantique
  18. Epilogue surrealiste
Concerto pour deux Voix

quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012

Werner Muller - Sentimental Journey

  1. I'm In The Mood For Love
  2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  3. Moonlight Serenade
  4. At Last
  5. Mood Indigo
  6. Begin The Beguine
  7. Marie
  8. Song of India
  9. Satin Doll
  10. Sentimental Journey
Sentimental Journey

sábado, 6 de outubro de 2012

Michel Legrand - Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (Bande Originale du Film)

  1. Arrivee des Camionneurs (Ballet)
  2. Chanson de Maxence
  3. De Delphine a Lancien
  4. Marins, Amis, Amants ou Maris
  5. Chanson de Simon
  6. La Femme Coupee en Morceaux
  7. La Chanson d'un Jour d'ete
  8. Chanson Des Jumelles
  9. La Chanson d'Andy
  10. Chanson de Solange
  11. Chanson de Delphine
  12. Nous Voyageons De Ville en Ville
  13. Chanson d'Yvonne
  14. Toujours - Jamais
  15. Depart Des Camionneurs
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort

segunda-feira, 1 de outubro de 2012

Homenagem a Andy Williams - Solitaire (1976)

Liberace - 16 Biggest Hits

  1. El Cumbanchero
  2. Warsaw Concerto
  3. Liebesträum (Love's Dream)
  4. Easter Parade
  5. Alexander's Ragtime Band-Old Folks At Home
  6. Moonlight Sonata
  7. The Story Of Three Loves (18th Variation-Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini)
  8. September Song
  9. Beer Barrel Polka
  10. Liberace Boogie (Live)
  11. Cement Mixer (Put-ti, Put-ti)
  12. Chopsticks
  13. Nocturne No. 2 In E-flat Major, op. 9
  14. Sincerely Yours
  15. Twelfth Street Rag
  16. I'll Be Seeing You
Biggest Hits

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