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Offramp is the Grammy Awardwinning third album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 1982. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1983.It is well know for containing the group's signature song, the jazz fusion ballad Are You Going With Me?.
Offramp is the first studio recording on which Metheny used a guitar synthesizer (a Roland GR-300)controlled with a Roland G-303 guitar synthesiser controller.
João Gilberto - Desafinado
Desafinado", a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as "Out of Tune", or as "Off Key"), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by Newton Mendonça. The English language lyrics were written by Jon Hendricks and "Jessie Cavanaugh" (a pseudonym used by The Richmond Organisation). Another English lyric, more closely based on the original Portuguese lyric (but not a translation) was written by Gene Lees, and appears on some recordings as well. The version by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd(from the album Jazz Samba) was a major hit in 1962, reaching #15 and #4 on Billboard's pop and easy-listening charts, respectively; their definitive rendering also reached #11 in the UK, whilst Ella Fitzgerald's version made #38. The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 14th greatest Brazilian song.
Horace Silver 07 Home Cookin’
The Stylings of Silver is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1957 featuring performances by Silver with Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Teddy Kotick, and Louis Hayes.
David Grisman - Stéphane Grappelli - Shine
Stephane Grappelli/David Grisman Live is album by musicians David Grisman and Stephane Grappelli, released in 1981. It was recorded live on September 20, 1979 at Berklee center, Boston.
Dan Barrett - C'est Si Bon
With a hand picked group of musicians, trombonist and arranger Dan Barrett’s Blue Swing debuts an outstanding swing band with the ever charming Rebecca Kilgore on vocals. Barrett has become a bit of a blue chip presence in the swing music world. Not only is he an excellent trombonist, but he is also a consistently interesting arranger with a sense of style.
Rebecca Kilgore is in top form on "Can This Be Love?" She is silky sweet. She also does a good job with the corny lyrics of "Christopher Columbus." Her weakness for the slight and cute seems to have descended to new levels with Leiber & Stoller’s "Love Potion #9" and Laura Nyro’s "Wedding Bell Blues." At times, it seems this tremendously talented jazz singer is intent on singing high wire acts above the most dubious material. With an unerring sense of phrasing and rhythm, it is always a perverse thrill of sorts to hear her pull the rabbit out of the hat - she consistently does, high wire and all. The band accompanies Kilgore beautifully.
Dizzy Gillespie - A Night in Tunisia
"A Night in Tunisia" is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker circa 1945 while Gillespie was playing with the Earl Hines Band. It has become a jazz standard.
It is also known as "Interlude",under which title it was recorded (with lyrics) by Sarah Vaughan (from the EP "Hot Jazz", 1953) and Anita O'Day. Gillespie himself called the tune "Night in Tunisia", although the song is usually titled "A Night in Tunisia". It appears as the title track of 30 CDs and is included in over 500 currently available CDs. In January 2004, The Recording Academy added the Dizzy Gillespie & his Sextet’s 1946 Victor recording to its Grammy Hall of Fame.
Charlie Shoemake - South of the Border
For the life of me I have no idea why Charlie Shoemake isn't a household name. He's easily one of the finest jazz vibists around and yet he's largely unknown. He loves melody and harmony and, most of all, he swings. Maybe it's because he doesn't have a Wiki page or a website. Or because his last name looks like a letter is missing. Or because none of his albums are available as downloads. Who knows—lots of greats slip through the cracks. [Pictured above: Charlie Shoemake with drummer Dick Berk, c. late 1970s courtesy of Ted Greene]
Papa John DeFrancesco - Jumpin’
Papa John DeFrancesco (born September 12, 1940) is an American jazz organist and vocalist, and father of Joey DeFrancesco and Johnny DeFrancesco.
Bud Powell - Just One of Those Things
The Genius of Bud Powell, originally titled Bud Powell's Moods, is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released in 1956 by Mercury / Clef, featuring two sessions that Powell recorded in 1950 and 1951.
Art Abrams - Besamé Mucho
"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me generously) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican and Latin American song in the world. The song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
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