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Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]

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Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]

Nicholas Payton, Wessell Anderson, Peter Martin, Christopher Thomas, Brian Blade - New Orleans Collective (1992) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, New Orleans Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Evidence Music (ECD 22105-2)

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton is teamed up with Wessell Anderson (who doubles on sopranino and alto), pianist Peter Martin, bassist Christopher Thomas and drummer Brian Blade for an unusual set of music that shifts between hard bop and New Orleans jazz. While "Rhonda Mile" (which uses the chord changes to "Indiana") is pure bop, other selections combine the two idioms and "Four or Five Times" (listed as an Anderson original but actually a standard from the 1920s) is strictly Dixieland. A highpoint is the 16-minute "He Was a Good Man, Oh Yes He Was" which musically depicts a New Orleans funeral. Throughout, Anderson (particularly on the sopranino which he plays like a clarinet) and Payton work together quite well in the exciting ensembles and show impressive knowlege of earlier forms of jazz while carving out their own individual voices.

SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective 2 (2006)

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SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective 2 (2006)

SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective 2 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 489 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers - 112 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nonesuch Records (7559-79930-2)

SF Jazz Collective wowed critics and jazz fans alike with their debut offering on Nonesuch. Pared from a triple disc offered on their website to a single CD, it was the first to showcase the group's M.O.: to pick one jazz composer per season, focus on reinterpreting that work for octet, and showcase for the writing of individual members - one song by each - and record it all. Their debut, SF Jazz Collective, focused on the tunes of Ornette Coleman and was stellar in every way. The Collective went through some personnel changes in their second season: bassist Robert Hurst was replaced by Matt Penman, drummer Brian Blade by Eric Harland, and trombonist Josh Roseman by Isaac Smith. Returning are pianist Renee Rosnes, saxophonists Miguel Zenón and Joshua Redman (the group's artistic director), trumpeter Nicholas Payton, and the legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson…

SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective (2005)

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SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective (2005)

SFJazz Collective - SFJazz Collective (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 477 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nonesuch Records (7559-79866-2)

In its admirable quest to issue fine recordings regardless of genre or outward commercial appeal, Nonesuch Records has released a live disc of the exciting, cross-generational SF Jazz Collective. This self-titled set is taken from a triple-CD collection available only through its website. The band is a who's who of jazz talent, and includes the venerable vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonists Joshua Redman (the group's artistic director), and Miguel Zenón, drummer Brian Blade, pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Robert Hurst and trombonist Josh Roseman, with arrangements by Gil Goldstein. The group picks the work of a jazz composer's top study every year, and for 2004 it was Ornette Coleman…

Nicholas Payton - #BAM Live At Bohemian Caverns (2013)

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Nicholas Payton - #BAM Live At Bohemian Caverns (2013)

Nicholas Payton - #BAM Live At Bohemian Caverns (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 452 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 187 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMF Records (BMF001)

Recorded at the historic Washington, D.C. club, Bohemian Caverns, on November 3, 2012, the album features a blistering set that captures Payton’s now renowned prowess on the trumpet - while simultaneously playing the Fender Rhodes piano. His genius and unmistakable originality is on wide display for this recording.
The hashtag, #BAM, stands for Black American Music. The #BAM movement created by Nicholas, states the revolutionary, yet evident, idea that music of the Black American diaspora is more similar than dissimilar. Black American Music speaks of his and all music descending from the Black American experience, including spirituals, gospel, blues, so-called jazz and soul…

Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (1997)

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Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (1997)

Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 336 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 99 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Dixieland, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 537 062-2)

This matchup between trumpeters Doc Cheatham (91 at the time) and Nicholas Payton (just 23) is quite logical and delightful. Cheatham, one of the few survivors of the 1920s, was still in remarkably fine form, while Payton (a flexible New Orleans player capable of ranging from Dixieland to Freddie Hubbard) is both respectful and inspiring. With Doc contributing occasional vocals and the settings ranging from a quartet to an octet with clarinetist Jack Maheu and pianist Butch Thompson, the brassmen explore a variety of 1920s and '30s standards, including a couple of obscurities ("Do You Believe in Love at Sight?" and "Maybe"). The interplay between the co-leaders, the many subtle tributes to Louis Armstrong, and the consistent enthusiasm of this swinging set make this a historic success and a very enjoyable outing.

Nicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson - Trumpet Legacy (1998)

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Nicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson - Trumpet Legacy (1998)

Nicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson - Trumpet Legacy (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 348 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy/Milestone (MCD-9286-2)

Four masters of the trumpet, two generations apart, get together for an inspired session to pay homage to Dizzy, Miles, Satchmo, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, and Fats Navarro. All four play together on the opening "So What" and the closer, Gillespie's "That's Earl Brother"; they split off in different groupings on the other tracks. With Mulgrew Miller on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Carl Allen on drums, the rhythm section is well in the pocket, and while none of the tunes are copies of their more famous namesakes (no chorus quoting here), the spirit is dead on the money on every track, making for some exciting jazz very well played. Highlights include "Jordu," "Nostalgia," "My Funny Valentine," "The Sidewinder," and "There's No You." An inspired and accessible session.

Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Mark Whitfield - Fingerpainting: The Music of Herbie Hancock (1997)

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Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Mark Whitfield - Fingerpainting: The Music of Herbie Hancock (1997)

Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Mark Whitfield - Fingerpainting: The Music of Herbie Hancock (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 537 856-2)

This is a rather unusual tribute to Herbie Hancock on a couple different levels. There is no piano on the date, so obviously no one is heard trying to sound like Hancock; the intimate all-star trio (bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and guitarist Mark Whitfield) avoids such typical Hancock hits as "Watermelon Man" and "Maiden Voyage," and several of the songs are real obscurities. The 14 Hancock compositions date from 1962-79, with one tune from 1985, so they do not cover his later output. Among the lesser-known tunes are the title track (first played by V.S.O.P.), "Sly" (from the Headhunters LP), and two melodies taken from the 1965 soundtrack of Blow-Up. Several of the songs (most notably "Driftin'") deserve to be revived more widely…

Nicholas Payton - Into The Blue (2008)

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Nicholas Payton - Into The Blue (2008)

Nicholas Payton - Into The Blue (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 109 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nonesuch Records (7559-79942-4)

On his first several albums beginning in the mid-'90s, trumpeter Nicholas Payton appeared intent on establishing the range of his New Orleans influences, whether Wynton Marsalis or Louis Armstrong, to whom Payton paid tribute on 2001's Dear Louis. Then, on 2003's Sonic Trance, Payton threw a curve by diving headfirst into the world of late-'60s/early-'70s Miles Davis, complete with funky wah-wahs and sprawling electric keyboards. Into the Blue is another turnabout, and a welcome one: on this set of mostly original compositions, a pensive, largely laid-back Payton truly comes into his own. The ten tunes, recorded in New Orleans, offer a variety of moods, from melancholy to jubilant, an elegance permeating all of the performances…

Nicholas Payton - Sonic Trance (2003)

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Nicholas Payton - Sonic Trance (2003)

Nicholas Payton - Sonic Trance (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 443 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 78 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros. Records (48447-2)

Changing labels from Verve to Warner Bros. and dropping any connection to his neo-bop past, trumpeter Nicholas Payton has crafted a funk-jazz album that unabashedly resurrects iconic trumpeter Miles Davis' wah-wah-laden fusion experiments epitomized by his 1969 opus, Bitches Brew. More slavish to the period than trumpeter Wallace Roney's No Room for Argument, but no less hip-hop-influenced than trumpeter Roy Hargrove's Hard Groove, Sonic Trance is nonetheless far from your average major-label jazz release. Featuring saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Vicente Archer, drummer Adonis Rose, and percussionist Daniel Sadownick, the group gains much au courant hip-hop aestheticism from the addition of drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins…

Nicholas Payton - Dear Louis (2001)

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Nicholas Payton - Dear Louis (2001)

Nicholas Payton - Dear Louis (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 450 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 91 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (549 419-2)

Dear Louis is based upon Nicholas Payton's commissioned tribute to jazz icon Louis Armstrong and was recorded primarily during the year 2000. The CD features 13 songs primarily popularized by Louis Armstrong with Payton performing some priceless trumpet solos in the stellar company of his 14-piece band. He is joined by special guest vocalists Dr. John and Dianne Reeves. Nicholas Payton premiered his original title track, "Dear Louis," as a quartet feature at Lincoln Center as part the commission that spurred the recording. On this record, the trumpeter's big band expands the musical concept with such mastery that it is hard to fathom it scaled for quartet. Dear Louis opens with "Potato Head Blues," which features a re-harmonized melody and a rearrangement of Armstrong's original break…

Nicholas Payton - Nick@Night (2000)

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Nicholas Payton - Nick@Night (2000)

Nicholas Payton - Nick@Night (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 88 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 547 598-2)

By the last years of the 1990s, Nicholas Payton's trumpet-playing and leadership abilities were growing in leaps and bounds in live performance. However, the valedictory record of that decade displays growth only in the former and mostly caution in the latter, for Payton remains staunchly committed to the neo-bop verities and ceremonies. Part of the problem is that Payton's material - he contributes ten of the 13 tracks - is still not terribly memorable by and large, although he may be developing a distinctive talent for naming tunes…

Nicholas Payton - Payton's Place (1998)

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Nicholas Payton - Payton's Place (1998)

Nicholas Payton - Payton's Place (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 472 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 81 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 557 327-2)

Nicholas Payton's third album as a leader is assuredly more commanding than his previous projects, and his technically flawless trumpet is right among the leaders in the neo-bop field. Yet he remains essentially a preservationist, a throwback to the hard bopping '50s and '60s and a staunch believer in the orthodoxies and rituals involved. There are exceptions - a nice '60s Blue Note-style boogaloo for starters ("Zigaboogaloo"), a probing, driving, tempo-shifting workout on Wayne Shorter's "Paraphernalia" from Miles in the Sky (which is about as progressive as the record gets) - but conservatism prevails elsewhere, even in the mild-mannered cover of the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round"…

Nicholas Payton - Gumbo Nouveau (1996)

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Nicholas Payton - Gumbo Nouveau (1996)

Nicholas Payton - Gumbo Nouveau (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (531 199-2)

Only 22 at the time of this CD, Nicholas Payton had already quickly developed into a major trumpeter. Possessing a fat tone that is sometimes reminiscent of Freddie Hubbard, by the mid-'90s Payton had become New Orleans' latest significant contribution to jazz. On his second Verve release, Payton interprets and modernizes ten songs associated with his hometown and/or Louis Armstrong. Fortunately, Payton generally retains the flavor and joy of the original versions, even while he transforms much of the music into hard bop. To cite a few examples, "Whoopin' Blues" has parade rhythms, send-offs worthy of Lionel Hampton, and boppish solos, "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" is taken as a slow and lightly swinging ballad, and "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" is turned into a jazz waltz…

Nicholas Payton - From This Moment... (1995)

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Nicholas Payton - From This Moment... (1995)

Nicholas Payton - From This Moment… (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 370 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 527 073-2)

The young trumpeter Nicholas Payton is featured on this CD as the only horn in a sextet also including guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Mulgrew Miller and vibraphonist Monte Croft. Best are Payton's melodic and very mature statements on the veteran standards "You Stepped Out of a Dream," "It Could Happen to You," "From This Moment On" and "Taking a Chance on Love." His six originals are less memorable, but overall, this is a pleasing date that finds the trumpeter showing a great deal of potential. Payton's tone, mixing aspects of Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis and New Orleans jazz in a post-bop setting, is quite appealing.

Bart Wirtz - iDreamer (2011) {Challenge}

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Bart Wirtz - iDreamer (2011) {Challenge}

Bart Wirtz - iDreamer (2011) {Challenge}
WEB Rip | FLAC with Audiochecker | scans | 351 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Genre: jazz

iDreamer is a 2011 album by saxophonist Bart Wirtz, with assistance from Nicholas Payton, Xavier Davis, Richie Goods and Kendrick Scott, along with guitarist Tim Tijmaal. This was released by Challenge.