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Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:26 minutes | 520 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The jazz hipster is a kind of quirky subgenre that has been around since the late 40s or so, appearing about the time of the beboppers. They combine beat poetry with clever, often tongue-in-cheek lyrics accompanied by bop-oriented jazz. There have been a couple generations of them, going back to Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks, along with Bob Dorough, Mose Allison and Dave Frishberg. It’s a genre that has few, if any new significant performers coming up. But Ben Sidran carries on, through an interesting and varied career. Ben Sidran’s new release (about his 34th), is called "Picture Him Happy"…
Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008

Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Vocal Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening | Label: Arista | # BVCM-35215 | 00:33:37

Pianist, singer/songwriter, producer, author, and host Ben Sidran is a literate performer known for his engaging, jazz-influenced sound and laid-back, conversational style. Essentially a pianist/vocalist with a storytelling approach in the tradition of Mose Allison, Sidran grew from a supporting player with rocker Steve Miller to a solo performer, and to an award-winning radio and TV host. Along the way, he has produced albums for such luminaries as Allison, Van Morrison, Michael Franks, Rickie Lee Jones, and others.
Van Morrison - Tell Me Something: The Songs Of Mose Allison (1996)

Van Morrison - Tell Me Something: The Songs Of Mose Allison (1996)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Verve/Exile, 533 203-2 | rel: 1996 | 270Mb

Great idea on paper - invite rock's Van Morrison, his then-organ/vocal-sidekick Georgie Fame, singer/pianist/producer Ben Sidran, and Mose Allison himself to compile a celebration of one of the most delightfully idiosyncratic songwriters of our time. And these are serious Allison buffs indeed, for they chose tunes from the back catalog that Mose rarely performed live in the '90s, with hardly a well-known Allison standard in the batch (the exception being "I Don't Want Much").
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:11 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hailed by Downbeat as one of the top 20 jazz drummers, Allison Miller marries her love of composition, drumming, and community in the form of her critically acclaimed band, Boom Tic Boom. Described as cinematic chamber jazz, this leading-edge sextet’s music featuring Jenny Scheinman on violin, Myra Melford on piano, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Todd Sickafoose on bass, and Miller on drums- is at turns challenging and accessible, teasing and tough, virtuosic but never overbearing, and always grooving. Miller’s compositions reflect her diverse musical upbringing and versatile palette and she aims to, in true collective spirit, highlight each member of the band.

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at July 31, 2018
Will Bernard - Out & About (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 48:26 minutes | 931 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Will Bernard has received his due for sideman work in a variety of settings, but you rarely hear anybody talk about stylistic range when it comes to his own leader dates. This is the album that could and should change that. Over the course of eleven originals, Bernard continually frames himself in different ways, constantly redefining his outlook and mining fresh musical veins with some help from four A-list musicians organist Brian Charette, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Ben Allison, and drummer Allison Miller. It's a winning formula, making Out & About an out-and-out success.

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 7, 2017
Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:45:26 | 266 Mb
Jazz | Label: Bonsaï Music, Nardis Music

"With the title track, Ben Sidran delivers one of the most insightful songs in a career full of them; in it, he rearranges the paradigm to suggest how we might buck up against situations that seem hopeless. His timing couldn't be better. His stylistic mentor, the late Mose Allison, would be proud." - Neil Tesser, Grammy winning author and Host of the syndicated program 'Jazz With Neil Tesser'. PICTURE HIM HAPPY is a response to the saying that our music is made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions: you often can’t affect what happens but you can determine how you respond to it. It’s a record that’s right on time.

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 23, 2016
Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:26 min | 1113 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Posi-Tone Records

Will Bernard has received his due for sideman work in a variety of settings, but you rarely hear anybody talk about stylistic range when it comes to his own leader dates. This is the album that could and should change that. Over the course of eleven originals, Bernard continually frames himself in different ways, constantly redefining his outlook and mining fresh musical veins with some help from four A-list musicians organist Brian Charette, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Ben Allison, and drummer Allison Miller. It's a winning formula, making Out & About an out-and-out success.
Mose Allison - My Backyard (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 93840 2 rec 1989}

Mose Allison - My Backyard (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 93840 2 rec 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Blue Note | CDP 7 93840 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Piano

Mose Allison's career in his golden and quite fruitful years has yielded many surprises and challenges, not the least of which is this delightful offering. He continues to write attractive, bouncy, and fun tunes carried by his signature roiling piano style and sly lyrics. For this effort, producer and Allison disciple Ben Sidran hooked him up with musicians from the modern New Orleans jazz scene, including Astral Project members – the extraordinary drummer John Vidacovich, tenor saxophonist Tony Dagradi, and guitarist Steve Masakowski.

Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 22, 2018
Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)

Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch / LPCM, 2 ch
Jazz, Rock | Inakustic | 00:56:40 | ~ 4.39 Gb

Ben Sidran is an American jazz and rock pianist, organist, vocalist and writer , noted for his work with the early Steve Miller Band. He was a session musician for artists as Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton and Charlie Watts and also collaborated with artists that include Mose Allison, Van Morrison, Diana Ross, and Rickie Lee Jones…
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Not Dark Yet (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Not Dark Yet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 37:18 minutes | 456 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Despite singing together since they were old enough to talk, it took a lifetime for sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer to record together. United by blood, growing up in the backwoods of Alabama and sharing an unspeakable tragedy – they witnessed their father take their mother's life and then his own – their coming together on Not Dark Yet was perhaps inevitable, but it wasn't easy. The pair did a celebrated tour together in 2010 and tried to write a collective album afterwards. They ended up abandoning that project, but not the desire to collaborate.