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Jackie McLean & John Jenkins - Alto Madness (1957) [Reissue 1989]

Posted By: gribovar
Jackie McLean & John Jenkins - Alto Madness (1957) [Reissue 1989]

Jackie McLean & John Jenkins - Alto Madness (1957) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (OJCCD-1733-2 (P-7114))

Altoists Jackie McLean and John Jenkins previously shared equal billing with Phil Woods, Gene Quill, and Hal McKusick for the album Bird Feathers, on which the saxophonists paid tribute to Charlie Parker on Parker's blues "Bird Feathers" supported by the fine boppish rhythm section of pianist Wade Legge, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. McLean, Jenkins, Legge, Watkins, and Taylor also recorded the five tracks here heard on Alto Madness at the same May 3, 1957 session that produced "Bird Feathers," and they continued the tribute to Parker in practically every phrase they played. McLean became much more individual within a few years, while Jenkins would fade from the scene altogether. This likable jam session features plenty of tradeoffs by the two altoists.

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

Posted By: Designol
The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0010 | Time: 01:10:30

John Jenkins: yet another seventeenth century English composer who deserves to be more widely known. This delightful CD from The Consort of Musicke directed by Trevor Jones is no dutiful study of a hidden but rather uninspiring corner of English early Baroque consort music; rather, a mosaic – rich in color and shape, carefully crafted and full of surprises. Listen, for instance, to the unpretentious, jaunty and appropriately figurative progress through the Saraband (52, tr.6) and the restrained melancholy of the Fancy-Air (4, tr.7). Jenkins' counterpoint is well-wrought, his instrumental palette fresh and crisp and his melodies catchy without being fey or superficial in any way. He is in excellent hands with the Consort of Musicke… eight string players of the caliber of Monica Huggett and Alison Crum violins; Alan Wilson organ and Anthony Rooley theorbo. If fresh, beautiful, expertly-played English consort music appeals to you, don't hesitate to get this gem of a CD – actually a reissue of a Decca disc from 1983: it's unreservedly recommended.

Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell [5CDs] (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell [5CDs] (2008)

Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.63 Gb | Total time: 5 h 28 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics ‎| 3 95164 2 | Recorded: 1986-1996

This is a superb set of 5 CDs, covering works for viols by four 17the century English composers: John Jenkins, William Lawes (on 2 CDs), Matthew Locke, and Henry Purcell. It is a pure bliss for Baroque, especially chamber music lovers. The works recorded vary: fantasy, suite, pavan, consort, etc., but all are superbly performed by Fretwork Ensemble for 6 viols, sometimes accompanied by organ, spinet, and archlute. The quality of the recording is excellent: a 2001 remastering of previous various recordings done between 1986 and 1996.