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Jens Sondergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)

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Jens Sondergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)

Jens Søndergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Stunt | # STUCD 12042 | Time: 01:02:56

82-year old tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has been an active musician all his life, but he has also written numerous jazz classics of the kind you can hum, sing or whistle after hearing them only a couple of times. And one can return to them after 10 – 20 – 30 years only to discover that they sound as fresh and catchy as ever. But what is it in Golson’s music that attracts Jens Søndergaard and Bob Rockwell? Jens explains: “I’ve played with Benny on many occasions over the past 20 years, and I always enjoyed his tunes for their enduring melodic substance. Some years ago I wrote arrangements of some of his tunes for alto, tenor and rhythm section, and it seemed natural to call Bob. We’ve tried to give the compositions a twist. For instance, Along Came Betty turned into a Bossa Nova, Uptown Afterburn went funky, we changed the time signature of Killer Joe to a suggestive 6/4, and Blues March is more Mingus than the usual classic Blakey version”. The two horns sound good together.

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 308 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans ~ 203 Mb | 00:50:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Verve Records #314 558 052-2

The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, this date plus Another Git Together. The personnel (other than the two co-leaders flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson) had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of the Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Roy McCurdy and it is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group could not find enough jobs in order to stay together. Highlights of their excellent out-of-print LP include Ray Bryant's "Tonk," "Whisper Not," "Just in Time" and Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear." A classic if short-lived hard bop group.

Art Farmer & Benny Golson - Meet the Jazztet (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson - Meet the Jazztet (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

Art Farmer & Benny Golson - Meet the Jazztet (1960) Japanese Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Cool, Hard Bop | Label: Argo/Universal | # UCCC-9004 | Time: 00:40:25

One of the top hard bop contingents of the '50s and '60s, the Art Farmer and Benny Golson co-led group known as the Jazztet featured some of the best original charts and soloing of the entire era. While the group was only in existence between 1959-1962, its excellent reputation could rest on this stunning disc alone. Cut in 1960, the ten-track date features four of Golson's classic originals ("I Remember Clifford," "Blues March," "Park Avenue Petite," and "Killer Joe") and one very fetching Farmer-penned cut ("Mox Nix"). The rest of the standards-heavy mix is given the golden touch by the sextet. And what a combo this is – besides Farmer's svelte trumpet lines and Golson's frenetically vaporous tenor solos, one gets a chance to hear a young but already very accomplished McCoy Tyner, the tart and mercurial trombonist Curtis Fuller, and the streamlined rhythm tandem of Addison Farmer and Lex Humphries. An essential hard bop title.

VA - The Great Saxophones (1951-1970) (1994) {Chess/GRP}

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VA - The Great Saxophones (1951-1970) (1994) {Chess/GRP}

VA - The Great Saxophones (1951-1970) (1994) {Chess/GRP}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 390 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Genre: jazz

The Great Saxophones (1951-1970) is a 1994 compilation CD dedicated to some of the jazz artists released on Chess Records. This was released by Chess/GRP as part of The Original Chess Masters Jazz Series and GRP Presents The Legendary Masters Of Jazz.

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

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The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) Recorded 1956-1957
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: GRP, Impulse! | # GRP 11432 | Time: 01:07:48

Two former LPs by big bands led by bassist Oscar Pettiford (who doubles on cello) are reissued in full on this single CD. The arrangements by Gigi Gryce, Lucky Thompson, and Benny Golson feature a lot of concise solos, an inventive use of the harp (either by Janet Putnam or Betty Glamann), and colorful ensembles. Among the many soloists are trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonists Jimmy Cleveland and Al Grey, the French horn of Julius Watkins, the tenors of Thompson or Golson, and the bassist-leader. This formerly rare music is highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, for it is full of fresh material and subtle surprises.

Benny Golson - Four Classic Albums (1958-1959) [Reissue 2018]

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Benny Golson - Four Classic Albums (1958-1959) [Reissue 2018]

Benny Golson - Four Classic Albums (1958-1959) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 802 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 358 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1310)

Along with Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, the prolific Benny Golson created some of the most memorable compositions in the jazz repertoire. This reissue features his first albums as a leader, and many of his most familiar originals are to be found here. In a 1958 Downbeat article Ralph Gleason highlighted “the extraordinary attention jazz musicians are currently paying to his compositions”. Indeed by the early 60s it seemed that every rehearsal band in the UK and everyone on the jazz club circuit had at least three or four of his originals in the book…

Eddie Daniels... - One More: The Summary - Music Of Thad Jones, Vol 2 (2006) {IPO Recordings)

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Eddie Daniels... - One More: The Summary - Music Of Thad Jones, Vol 2 (2006) {IPO Recordings)

Eddie Daniels, Richard Davis, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, James Moody, John Mosca, Jimmy Owens, Kenny Washington, Frank Wess - One More: The Summary - Music Of Thad Jones, Vol 2 (2006) {IPO Recordings)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 369 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 187 mb
Genre: jazz

One More: The Summary - Music Of Thad Jones, Vol 2 is a 2006 collaborative album between Eddie Daniels, Richard Davis, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, James Moody, John Mosca, Jimmy Owens, Kenny Washington and Frank Wess. This was released by IPO Recordings.

Benny Golson & Curtis Fuller Quintet + 2 - Legend of Jazz Club (1999) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Benny Golson & Curtis Fuller Quintet + 2 - Legend of Jazz Club (1999) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Benny Golson & Curtis Fuller Quintet + 2 - Legend of Jazz Club (1999) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 398 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: M&I/Pony Canyon (MYCJ-30624)

Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller, who go back to their Jazztet days in the 1950s and 1960s, are reunited in this great bop-oriented album. Recorded in 1998, it features the quintet with Benny Green on piano, Dwayne Burno on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums. Plus, on the opening track, special guests Jimmy McGriff and Wayne Boyd play the Hammond B-3 and guitar, respectively. It is great to hear the two principals blow their horns with authority and age-defying power. The highlight of the CD is the medium-tempo blues "South Street Jam" with McGriff on the B-3. Drenched in the soulful essence of the blues, everybody shines!

Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)

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Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)

Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 302)

Recorded in the New York City, November 1957.
Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-50) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953 and this was followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-54), Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-56). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-58), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson)…