John Klemmer

John Klemmer - Finesse/Magnificent Madness (1981/1980) {2005 Wounded Bird}

John Klemmer - Finesse/Magnificent Madness (1981/1980) {2005 Wounded Bird}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 413 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 167 mb
Genre: jazz, smooth jazz

Finesse is an album originally released in 1981 and Magnificent Madness from 1980 and both are by John Klemmer. Together, they are a 2-on-1 compact disc reissued in 2005 by Wounded Bird, for the family.
John Klemmer - Lifestyle (Living and Loving) (1977) {MCA MCAD-31351 rel 1989}

John Klemmer - Lifestyle (Living and Loving) (1977) {MCA MCAD-31351 rel 1989}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 1989 MCA Records | MCAD-31351
Jazz / Post Bebop / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Saxophone

Sweet, smooth, and soulfully beautiful work from John Klemmer – not as all-out cosmic or trippy as some of his earlier albums for ABC, but with some really nice moments! Klemmer's really got the power of his horn in firm control here – playing with that Eddie Harris-schooled use of economy and tone – coming across with an approach that's subtle, but effective, and more deeply soulful than you might expect. Backings are by a small group on most tracks – and include keyboards from Milcho Leviev and drums by Harvey Mason. Klemmer plays a bit of echoplex and phaser alongside his usual tenor, and a few numbers are slightly sweetened by strings – but that's never a problem where Klemmer's concerned!

John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 3, 2017
John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008]

John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517868519)

Saxophonist and composer John Klemmer was restlessly following some inner call in the late 1960s through the late '70s. Aside from his big-boned tenor sound and his trademark unique Echoplex on certain tunes, he was making music that crossed numerous jazz, pop, rock, soul, and Latin genres. 1977's Arabesque is a case in point. Co-produced by the saxophonist and Stephan Goldman, Klemmer used a pool of studio players on this date in addition to a small band. Drummer Lenny White and bassist Abe Laboriel made up his trio, while pianists Roger Kellaway, Pat Rebillot, and Victor Feldman alternately held down the piano chair…
The John Klemmer Quartets- Involvement (1967) {Cadet-Verve B0000264-02 rel 2003}

The John Klemmer Quartets- Involvement (1967) {Cadet-Verve B0000264-02 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 254 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
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© 1967, 2003 Cadet Records / Verve | B0000264-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Verve have gone through their Cadet archives to reissue Involvement, which may surprise both Klemmer's fans and sceptics. He plays in an attractively steely and forceful style, much more a characteristic Chicago sound, and a ferocious improvisation on "How Deep Is The Ocean" is a real head-turner, stoked by Campbell's vigorous rhythms. The music has a somewhat stonefaced quality to it, though it's a lot more involving than Klemmer's later work, as conventional as the basic setting is. For some reason the CD has been mastered back to front, with the tracks from side two of the LP preceding the original side one.

John Klemmer - Touch (1975) [MFSL UDCD 522]  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at Dec. 15, 2009
John Klemmer - Touch (1975) [MFSL UDCD 522]

John Klemmer - Touch (1975) [MFSL UDCD 522]
Jazz/Fusion | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC | 276 MB | | full booklet scans @ 600dpi | RS
Label: MCA Records | release date: July and August 1975 | TT 48:43 | catalog: MCA-37152
'Touch' sent John Klemmer's career into overdrive while arguably creating the "smooth jazz" genre almost 20 years before anyone even used the term! In fact, this release was so successful that it was quickly followed by the equally successful 'Barefoot Ballet', so similar in material and personnel that it could have been called Touch 2 . Taken together, these two releases represented almost 100 minutes of the smoothest jazz saxophone work at the time (and won Klemmer a coveted guest solo on Steely Dan's 'The Royal Scam').

John Klemmer - Blowin' Gold (1969)  Music

Posted by RAMM1981 at Nov. 4, 2009
John Klemmer - Blowin' Gold (1969)

John Klemmer - Blowin' Gold (1969)
Jazz | 320Kbps MP3 | 172 MB

This re-issue 2LP-set contains the albums "Blowin' Gold" from 1969, "Eruptions" from 1970 and "All The Children Cried" from 1969. The album was released on Chess/MCA Records, for the personnel please consult the picture of the back cover.

John Klemmer: Touch [96/24 Stereo LP Rip, MFSL]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at Sept. 26, 2008
John Klemmer: Touch [96/24 Stereo LP Rip, MFSL]

John Klemmer: Touch [96/24 Stereo LP Rip, MFSL]
WAV | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 1.24 Gb
Styles: Smooth Jazz

Musically and sonically, this is the pinnacle of Klemmer's smooth jazz output. On a purely emotional level, the music never fails to satisfy. Klemmer says pure emotion is what inspired the album's creation and whatever he tapped into to find that source of inspiration, he really hit pay dirt. It's the heaviest "lightweight" jazz ever recorded!

John Klemmer - Touch  Music

Posted by adinda at March 18, 2008
John Klemmer - Touch

John Klemmer - Touch
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 111 MB | 1975

John Klemmer - Brazilia  Music

Posted by adinda at March 18, 2008
John Klemmer - Brazilia

John Klemmer - Brazilia
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 108 MB | 1979

Don Ellis And His Orchestra - Autumn (1968) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 6, 2018
Don Ellis And His Orchestra - Autumn (1968) [Reissue 2007]

Don Ellis And His Orchestra - Autumn (1968) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 9721)

Don Ellis' Orchestra is heard at the peak of its powers on this Columbia LP. "Pussy Wiggle Stomp," a variation on "My dad's better than your dad" but performed in 7/4 time, became the band's theme song, and it has its riotous moments. The 19-and-a-half minute, six-part "Variations for Trumpet" is a major showcase for Ellis, "Scratt and Fluggs" is a brief bit of silliness, and the relatively straightforward "K.C. Blues" features altoist Frank Strozier, John Klemmer on tenor, and keyboardist Pete Robinson. However it is the 17-and-a-half minute "Indian Lady" (a live remake) that really finds the band going crazy. Ellis, trombonist Glen Ferris, and keyboardist Robinson play humorous solos before tenors John Klemmer and Sam Falzone engage in a long and nutty tradeoff that is often quite hilarious…