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Paul Bley - The Complete Footloose (1963) {King Record Japan}

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Paul Bley - The Complete Footloose (1963) {King Record Japan}

Paul Bley - The Complete Footloose (1963) {King Record Japan}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 4 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 379MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 169MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The sound of Paul Bley's trio brings to mind Lennie Tristano immediately as this recording begins, and for once Bley is playing with a heavy enough touch so that an appropriately dark-toned curtain shrouds the music; out of this bursts a series of blues choruses that are incredibly inspired. Thus begins one of Bley's most enjoyable albums, a recording from New York City in the early '60s that has been issued in close to ten different versions. The acquisition of these tapes by the French BYG label right away spells trouble, especially for anyone hoping to collect royalties. Jazz fans will encounter several different cover photographs for these loose Footloose! releases, even involving several different pipes being smoked by Bley.

Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby, The Complete 1969 Pescara Festival (2004) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10156}

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Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby, The Complete 1969 Pescara Festival (2004) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10156}

Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby, The Complete 1969 Pescara Festival (2004) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10156}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2004 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10156
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

On July 18, 1969, Evans took his trio with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell to Italy in order to inaugurate the Pescara festival located on the Adriatic coast. The group was recorded live on eleven tracks that were supposed to be broadcast for radio only. But much to the chagrin of Evans and his manager, the concert was released as limited edition on two Japanese CDs. This release contains Bill Evans' Peccary Festival performance, marking the first time all of these songs are found on one disc.

Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1966) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1216}

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Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1966) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1216}

Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1966) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1216}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb | Full Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1216 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Its greatest triumph is that it masks this adventurousness within music that is warm and accessible – it just never acts that way. No matter how accessible this is, what's so utterly brilliant about it is that the group never brings it forth to the audience. They're playing for each other, pushing and prodding each other in an effort to discover new territory. As such, this crackles with vitality, sounding fresh decades after its release. And, like its predecessor, ESP, this freshness informs the writing as well, as the originals are memorable, yet open-ended and nervy, setting (and creating) standards for modern bop that were emulated well into the new century. Arguably, this quintet was never better than they are here, when all their strengths are in full bloom.

Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}

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Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}

Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) {1989, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 00:50:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul | Deram #820 556-2

A-Tom-Ic Jones, Jones' cleverly titled third album, featured no major hit singles and failed to chart in the U.S. Jones sings well, but he doesn't have the material to match his performance, making the album noticeably weaker than his first two collections.

Bill Evans - Empathy + Pike's Peak (1962) {Essetial Jazz Classics EJC55565 rel 2013}

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Bill Evans - Empathy + Pike's Peak (1962) {Essetial Jazz Classics EJC55565 rel 2013}

Bill Evans - Empathy + Pike's Peak (1962) {Essetial Jazz Classics EJC55565 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 425 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2013 Verve / Epic / Essetial Jazz Classics | EJC55565
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

This release presents the complete Bill Evans trio album Empathy (Verve LPV6-8497). The LP marks the pianist’s first of only two collaborations with drummer Shelly Manne (the second, A Simple Matter of Conviction, was taped in 1966). Also it is included vibes player Dave Pike’s complete quartet LP Pike’s Peak (Epic LA16025), recorded during the same period and extensively featuring Bill Evans. Both LPs present Evans in unusual contexts, and he would never again record the majority of the songs featured here. As a final bonus, a second version of Gordon Jenkins’ “Goodbye”, taken from a quartet session by Evans with Cannonball Adderley.

Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA--Universal 3805962}

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Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA--Universal 3805962}

Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA–Universal 3805962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 4.61 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 178 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947-75, 2000 MCA / Universal | 3805962
Blues / Chicago Blues / Electric Blues / Regional Blues

First the good news, which is really good: the sound on this 340-song set is about as good as one ever fantasized it could be, and that means it runs circles around any prior reissues; from the earliest Aristocrat sides by the Five Blazers and Jump Jackson & His Orchestra right up through Muddy Waters' "Going Down to Main Street," it doesn't get any better than this set. The clarity pays a lot of bonuses, beginning with the impression that it gives of various artists' instrumental prowess. In sharp contrast to the past efforts in this direction by MCA, however, the producers of this set have not emasculated the sound in the course of cleaning it up, as was the case with the Chuck Berry box, in particular.

Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 157 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517621374)

These sessions live at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate night club in Greenwich Village on May 31, 1963 were at one point previously unreleased, eventually issued by the short-lived Metro subsidiary of MGM on vinyl sometime after being recorded. The session is barely over 30 minutes, the sound is a bit thin (but not to its detriment), but Smith's playing is peerless as always, and his band with guitarist Quentin Warren and young drummer Billy Hart may be a curiosity for some. Warren is not the best or most adept plectrist Smith had employed, but gets the job done in a quiet, unassuming manner. Well before hitting his stride as a premier progressive jazz performer, Hart's style is set apart from soul-jazz drummers like Donald Bailey, Billy James, or Bernard Purdie, using looser rhythmic associations instead of hard-edged funky beats…

Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes (1964) {West Wind 016CD rel 2003}

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Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes (1964) {West Wind 016CD rel 2003}

Eric Dolphy - Unrealized Tapes (1964) {West Wind 016 CD rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2003 West Wind | 016 CD
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Clarinet

For years, Last Date was thought of as Eric Dolphy's final recording until Unrealized Tapes (from nine days later) was released; Dolphy passed away only 18 days after performing this music. This LP from the European West Wind label features the great Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet with a sextet that includes trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Nathan Davis and a French rhythm section performing four of his compositions including the otherwise unknown "Springtime." Eric Dolphy collectors will have to get this gem.

Horace Silver - The Jody Grind (1966) {Blue Note CDP7842502 rel 1991}

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Horace Silver - The Jody Grind (1966) {Blue Note CDP7842502 rel 1991}

Horace Silver - The Jody Grind (1966) {Blue Note CDP7842502 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 1991 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84250 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Following the subtly modern bent of much of The Cape Verdean Blues, Horace Silver recommitted himself to his trademark "funky jazz" sound on The Jody Grind. Yet he also consciously chose to keep a superbly advanced front line, with players like trumpeter Woody Shaw (retained from the Cape Verdean session), altoist/flutist James Spaulding, and tenor saxophonist Tyrone Washington. Thus, of all Silver's groove-centered records, The Jody Grind winds up as possibly the most challenging.

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

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Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517396937)

The combination of organist Jimmy Smith teamed with Oliver Nelson's big band featuring Nelson and Claus Ogerman's arrangements has arguably yielded mixed results. "Walk on the Wild Side" is probably the most acclaimed and potent of the pairings, while "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" produces more questions than answers. The music tends to be corny and overly dramatic, based in soul-jazz and boogaloo; it's dated even for this time period (1964) and a bit bland. Disparate elements clash rather than meld, the title track and "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" being perfect examples. If you can get beyond the hokey 007 theatrics, patriotic splashes, and sleigh bells, you do hear Smith jamming…

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1968) Reissue 1993

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The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1968) Reissue 1993

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1968)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: MCA/One Way | # MCAD 22102 | Time: 00:33:56

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's second album was much the same as their first, offering competent late-'60s British blues, given a slightly darker cast than was usual for the style via Victor Brox's somber vocals. Like their debut, it was dominated by original material, and as on its predecessor, the compositions were rather routine blues-rock numbers, though they benefited from arrangements by highly skilled players. The best of these tracks were the ones that utilized Brox's gloomy, almost gothic organ, if only because it made them stand out more among the company of the many similar bands recording in the prime of the British blues boom.

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

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Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 541 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 278 Mb
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© 1961, 1973, 2012 Sub Rosa / Fondation Dubuffet | SR350
Classical / Musique Concrète / Experimental / Avant-Garde

Double CD set with musics for Jean Dubuffet's spectacle Coucou Bazar. Electronic Music for Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, composed and realized by Ilhan Mimaroglu for the first version of Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, which opened at the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in New York on May 16, 1973. Bal des leurres, poem recorded by Jean Dubuffet on January 10, 1973. Text written by the artist to serve as an argument for Coucou Bazar. Coucou Bazar, soundtrack of the show presented in Turin form June 16 to July 15, 1978, composed from music recordings by Jean Dubuffet dating from 1961 and 1973-1974.

Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}

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Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}

Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 1991 Prestige Records | OJCCD-1783-2
Jazz / Bop / Vocal Jazz

Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley). Honi Gordon's obscurity (this was her only recording as a solo singer) is a mystery for she displays a great deal of talent on this date. Her father George Gordon wrote some of the tricky lyrics (which are phrased like a horn) and Honi (who is given stimulating support by pianist Jaki Byard, Ken McIntyre on flute and alto, guitarist Wally Richardson, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Ed Shaughnessy) is up to the job. Her version of Charles Mingus's "Strollin'" is definitive, she finds something new to say on "Ill Wind" and really digs into the originals. This is bop-based jazz singing at its best.

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}

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Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 1997 Impulse! / MCA / GRP | IMP 12272
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Bossa Nova / Saxophone

That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo.

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

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Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}
Vinyl rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 206 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 73 mb
Genre: blues, blues rock

Have Guitar, Will Travel is a 1960 album by Bo Diddley. This was released on the Chess Records' subsidiary Checker and is a vinyl rip.
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