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Jingle Bell Jazz Duke Ellington Miles Davis Herbie Hancock Christmas




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A1     Duke Ellington –     Jingle Bells

Recorded in NYC, June 21, 1962

Bass – Aaron Bell
Producer – Teo Macero
Reeds – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope
Written-By – M. Ellington*
Drums – Sam Woodyard
Trombone – Britt Woodman, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown
Piano – Billy Strayhorn
Trumpet – Bill Berry, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Roy Burrows*


A2     Lionel Hampton –     White Christmas

Recorded in NYC, January 11, 1962

Bass – George Duvivier
Producer – Teo Macero
Vibraphone – Lionel Hampton
Written-By – I. Berlin*
Guitar – Billy Mackel
Drums – Osie Johnson
Trombone – Eddie Bert, Lou McGarity, Richard Hixson, Robert Byrne
Piano – Tommy Flanagan


A3     Chico Hamilton –     Winter Wonderland

Recorded In NYC, May 26, 1961

Bass – Buddy Catlett
Producer – Teo Macero
Drums – Chico Hamilton
Guitar – Harry W. Polk
Saxophone – Charles Lloyd
Cello – Nat Gershman*
Written-By – D. Smith*, F. Bernard*


A4     Carmen McRae –     The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

Recorded in NYC, June 29, 1961

Producer – Teo Macero
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Celesta – Norman Simmons
Written-By – M. Torme*, R. Wells*


A5     Pony Poindexter –     Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Recorded in NYC, May 10, 1962

Bass – Bill Yancy*
Producer – Teo Macero
Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams
Alto Saxophone – Gene Quill, Phil Woods
Tenor Saxophone – Billy Mitchell, Dexter Gordon
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Pony Poindexter
Drums – Charlie Persip
Piano – Gildo Mahones
Written-By – J. Marks*


A6     Paul Horn –     We Three Kings Of Orient Are

Recorded in Hollywood, CA, August 15, 1962

Bass – Victor Gaskin
Producer – Irving Townsend
Flute – Paul Horn
Vibraphone – Emil Richards
Written-By – J. Hopkins*
Drums – Milt Turner
Arranged By – Paul Horn
Piano – Paul Moer


B1     Dave Brubeck Quartet, The –     Santa Claus I Comin’ To Town

Recorded in NYC, June 2, 1961

Bass – Eugene Wright
Producer – Teo Macero
Written-By – H. Gillespie*, J. F. Coot*
Drums – Joe Morello
Piano – Dave Brubeck
Alto Saxophone – Paul Desmond


B2     Lambert, Hendricks & Ross –     Deck Us All With Boston Charlie

Recorded in NYC, May 4, 1961

Piano – Gildo Mahones
Producer – Teo Macero
Bass – Ike Isaacs (2)
Drums – Jimmy Wormworth
Written-By – N. Monath*, W. Kelly*


B3     Herbie Hancock –     Deck The Halls

Recorded in NYC, January 14, 1969

Bass – George Duvivier
Producer – Teo Macero
Vibraphone – Dave Carey
Guitar – Al Caiola
Trombone – Jimmy Cleveland
Saxophone – Frank Wess
Drums – Ed Shaughnessy
Arranged By – Jay Cee
Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
Trumpet – Woody Shaw


B4     Manhattan Jazz All Stars, The –     If I Were A Bell

Recorded in NYC, October 19, 1959

Producer – Teo Macero
Vibraphone – Teddy Charles
Written-By – F. Loesser*
Guitar – Jimmy Raney
Saxophone – Teo Macero
Drums – Ed Shaughnessy
Piano – Dave McKenna
Trumpet – Addison Farmer, Nick Travis


B5     Marlowe Morris –     Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Recorded in NYC, August 16, 1962

Producer – Frank Driggs
Organ – Marlowe Morris
Drums – Jo Jones, Ray Barretto
Written-By – J. Marks*


B6     Miles Davis –     Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)

Recorded in NYC, August 21, 1962

Bass – Paul Chambers (3)
Producer – Teo Macero
Written-By – B. Dorough*, M. Davis*
Congas, Bongos – William Correa
Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Drums – Jimmy Cobb
Trombone – Frank Rehak
Vocals – Bob Dorough
Trumpet – Miles Davis


jethro tull songs from the wood vinyl flac

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Here’s the first of a foray into lossless FLAC conversion. Unlike previous 320 kbps conversions, nothing has been manipulated after the initial recording; no digital pop & click removal removal, no equalization, no nothing. If you’re lucky you might catch a spot where a piece of fuzz gets caught under the needle. It’s about as close to the actual vinyl as you’ll get.

Take a listen and make sure to post your comments. This album has a rich diversity of instruments, which should display FLAC’s increased musical capabilities. I hope you enjoy.

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Let me bring you all things refined:

Galliards and lute songs served in chilling ale.

Greetings, well-met fellow, hail!

I am the wind to fill your sail.

I am the cross to take your nail:

A singer of these ageless times–

With kitchen prose, and gutter rhymes.

The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

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*download below*


What interesting things can I tell you about this tasty treat?

Well, for starters the name “Dismemberment Plan” comes from an exquisite movie. More specifically, it rolls from the mouth of one of moviedom’s greatest supporting comedic characters: Ned Ryerson.



Additionally, this is the only album that Pitchfork Media hasn’t completely fucked up rating.

It received a 9.6 out of 10 when originally released. This vinyl re-release, with its 4 extra songs, received a 10 out of 10. The initial 1999 review was also a very tidy 21 words. I would have preferred an even 20, but I’ll let it slide.

If you consider yourself a fan of groundbreaking pop, go out and buy this album right now. Now. Get up. Go. – Pitchfork Media, 1999

I’d quote the re-issue review but it doesn’t have any pictures…which means I got bored before finding a meaty blurb and gave up.


Pictures: The only source of engaging entertainment.


Finally, I have a vague memory of seeing The Dismemberment Plan at the Southgate House during their farewell tour in 2003. It was the summer before I could legally drink. I was a bright and bouncing baby boy.

Unfortunately I obliterated most of my memory cells were during my 21st birthday party. Because it was so huge. Biggest 21st birthday party ever. Strippers from all over the Tri-State.

(It was actually quite a sad affair…lots of Super Bust-A-Move 2 and chasing Piano Little. Please don’t tell anyone.)

ANYWAY, Despite that bitchin mind-erasing party, one thing stuck with me from that show. No, it wasn’t the catchy snare-snapping beats. No, it wasn’t Mr. Morrison’s double-reed vocals. It was a short and sweet quote…just short enough to remember without the aid a two-dimensional graphic.

Morrison looked around at those dancing in the ballroom–up A-Frame and myself in the balcony–and said, “Where were all of you when our first album came out?”

Like if we’d all been there this wouldn’t have been their farewell show but a sold-out international extravaganza that cured AIDS, or at least gave it to Bono. And it wouldn’t have been a converted mansion in Newport, Kentucky they were playing but Carnegie Hall…with Matchbox 20 and Aaliyah as openers.

Do you really want to know where I was? Do you really want to know, Mr. Morrison? Ok, I’ll tell you.

It was 1995, I was 12 and riding in my Mom’s Chevy Celebrity Eurosport wagon, probably on my way to some Boy Scout jamboree at the Mormon Cincinnati South Stake. Perhaps I was utilizing the Celebrity’s rear jump seats.

And I was undoubtedly listening to this:



Or maybe I was looking for pair of Airwalks at Tri-County Mall, and this was playing on the Muzak:



But if I’d been Lakota Kool I probably would have been listening to this:



In any case it was 1995. If you’d asked me what Indie was I would have told you he’s a guy with a brown hat and a whip who hates Nazis.


Click here to download Emergency & I (with bonus tracks) from vinyl to MP3