Saturday, January 23, 2010

The LA4 - Live at Montreux Summer 1979

Altoist/flutist Bud Shank and Brazilian acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida first teamed up in the 1950s to create music that predated but strongly hinted at bossa nova. In 1974, they reunited to form the L.A. Four with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Chuck Flores. With Shelly Manne and later Jeff Hamilton replacing Flores on drums, the L.A. Four recorded eight albums for Concord through 1982, breaking up shortly afterward. Their mixture of cool-toned bop, Brazilian-oriented music, and ballads was quite attractive. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

While not of Kind of Blue stature this excellent live recording delivers the goods in spades, these hardened veterans play their hearts out and sonics are top-notch easily transferring the listener to the Montreux Auditorium ~itsartolie

Track Listing
1. I Love You 9:17
2. Hammertones 7:37
3. Just in Time 6:55
4. Return of Captain Gallo 9:23
5. Duke's Mélange: I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Caravan/Take the 'A' Train/Rockin' in Rhythm 14:59

Bud Shank
Laurindo Almeida
Ray Brown
Jeff Hamilton

LPRip 24bit-96khz | FLAC | ~1 GB (3% recov.) | 48:09 | Full Artwork


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to listening to this post as i very much like Jeff Hamilton's style.

Is there a password to open RAR files??

If so, could you please post it...or perhaps i'm missing something in the listings.


Anonymous said...

pls check adjacent posts, pw is published periodically.

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