Russell Malone Look Who's Here (2000)

Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 4, 2016
Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}

Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Russell Malone recording this studio date for Venus in 1995, though it was several years before the Japanese label got around to issuing it. Joined by an excellent rhythm section consisting of Larry Willis, Rodney Whitaker, and Yoron Israel, Malone is not afraid to go into lengthy exploration of an old favorite like "I Concentrate on You."

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 21, 2016
Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 61:29 min | 253 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Telarc #CD-83560

Russell Malone can play it all — rock, pop, country, blues, jazz — you name it. But as anyone who has heard his recording knows, he's most at home (and comfortable) when he's playing jazz. And we as listeners are rewarded with some of the most beautiful sounds, tones and phrasing possible on the guitar. On Jazz at The Bistro, Malone is joined by pianist Benny Green. While live recordings in small rooms (and St. Louis's The Bistro is a small club) can be even more difficult to properly record than "regular" live recordings, Jazz At The Bistro is an excellent testament to Malone's and Green's virtuosity.
Dr. Alban - Look Whos Talking! The Album (1994) [Japanese Edition]

Dr. Alban - Look Whos Talking! The Album (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ariola, BVCP-742 | ~ 356 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Euro House

~ Excellent album of that era! ~

Russell Malone - All About Melody (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 26, 2016
Russell Malone - All About Melody (2016)

Russell Malone - All About Melody (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:56 min | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote

Ever since he hit the national scene, in the late 1980s, Russell Malone has made two things very clear. First, he plays with exquisite taste, at any tempo and in any setting. And second, his tastefulness hasn't crowded out his overwhelming technique: from the start, his ability to construct firecracker solos, exploding with complexity and virtuosic finesse, has never been in doubt.
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)
Jazz | SACD + CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83562; SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2002 | 630Mb

It would be nice to say that Ray Brown's final recording session before his sudden and untimely death in the summer of 2002 resulted in a masterpiece, but although this trio session with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Monty Alexander is perfectly serviceable, a masterpiece it is not. It's a very attractive album – Brown was probably not capable of producing anything less as a leader – but it suffers just a bit from Alexander's slightly sugary style and from the lack of a drummer.

Russell Malone - Heartstrings (2001)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Nov. 10, 2015
Russell Malone - Heartstrings (2001)

Russell Malone - Heartstrings (2001)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 46:02 | 105 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve

Guitarist Russ Malone got his breaks backing crooners Harry Connick and Diana Krall, but with his mellow Georgia style and slow-smoked grooves, he's well on his way to a solo career. This all-ballad date is built around a sumptuous and hallowed string orchestra with more-than-capable arrangers at the helm: pianist Alan Broadbent, guitarist Dori Caymmi, and composer Johnny Mandel. With virtually every tune taken at a somnolent tempo, the date becomes more the moody sleeper than it need have been, despite Malone's occasional deft double-timing ("Wind in the Willow") and soaring ("Why Try to Change Me Now?"). A feather-light rhythm trio "features" veteran sideman Kenny Barron, whose piano barely peeks into the limelight…

Russell Malone - Playground (2004)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Sept. 27, 2015
Russell Malone - Playground (2004)

Russell Malone - Playground (2004)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 51:44 | 118 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Max Jazz Records

Russell Malone refuses to be pigeonholed into one category as a player, composer, or arranger on this outstanding CD, the first release led by a guitarist for the Maxjazz label. With a powerful group supporting, including pianist Martin Bejerano, bassist Tassili Bond, and drummer E.J. Strickland, Malone is clearly at the top of his game. "Blues for Mulgrew" is built from a fairly simple blues riff, though it explodes into a complex post-bop vehicle with Bejerano either following Malone or playing in unison with him in a piece that almost borders on avant-garde. Equally explosive is his well-named "Sugar Buzz," a rapid-fire piece that adds guest Joe Locke on vibes…

Russell Malone - Black Butterfly (1993)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Sept. 22, 2015
Russell Malone - Black Butterfly (1993)

Russell Malone - Black Butterfly (1993)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 63:41 | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Columbia

Black Butterfly album by Russell Malone was released Sep 27, 1993 on the Columbia label. Personnel: Russell Malone (electric guitar); Steve Nelson (vibraphone); Gary Motley (piano); Paul Keller (bass); Peter Siers (drums). Black Butterfly CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs. Recorded at The Hit Factory and Sony Music Studios, New York. Malone's own writing introduces a rhythmically daring and harmonically daunting composer, in a mode best described as late Blue Note….Malone's got a signature sound waiting to be born if he continues to develop his compositional base.
Russell Malone - Live At Jazz Standards Vol. 01 & Vol. 02 (2006/2007)

Russell Malone - Live At Jazz Standards Vol. 01 & Vol. 02 (2006/2007)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2 Cds - 14 Tracks | 1:01:53 + 1:16:23 | 235 MB
Genre: Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: MAXJAZZ

Russell Malone's second CD for Maxjazz Live at Jazz Standard, Vol. 1 has a bit of a harder edge then Playground, his first session for the label. Well accompanied by pianist Martin Bejerano, bassist Tassili Bond and drummer Jonathan Blake on this live performances at the Jazz Standard, the guitarist focuses mostly on his challenging originals. "I Saw You Do It" is a marvelous example, an intricate, boundary stretching affair that is essentially a blues intermingled with post-bop and a touch of dissonance, while the breezy "Flirt" is more easygoing, built from a call and response pair of riffs that are developed into a full-fledged work. Malone's choice of Frank Rosolino's "Blue Daniel" may turn a few heads as he slowly transforms it from a jazz waltz setting into a cooking hard bop…

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Bluebird (2004)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Sept. 15, 2015
Benny Green & Russell Malone - Bluebird (2004)

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Bluebird (2004)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 57:12 | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Telarc

Benny Green and Russell Malone pick up where they left off on their first duo recording for Telarc, only this time the locale is in the studio. The pianist and the guitarist are equally at home with classic jazz compositions, standards, pop songs, and originals. They devour Milt Jackson's "Reunion Blues," a driving hard bop performance with spine-tingling solos. Equally thrilling are their jaunty takes of Charlie Parker's rarely heard blues "Bluebird," and the saxophonist's intricate "Passport," the latter with Malone providing a percussion by tapping on his guitar for a chorus. Their playfulness is evident in the fast-paced interpretation of "It's Alright With Me," though they finally cool down with a light but funky take…