Subcategories
Tags
Language
Tags

Wayne Shorter - 3 Essential Albums (2017) [3CDs] {Blue Note}

Posted By: tiburon
Wayne Shorter - 3 Essential Albums (2017) [3CDs] {Blue Note}

Wayne Shorter - 3 Essential Albums (2017) [3CDs] {Blue Note}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 915MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 342MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

A classic mid-‘60s Blue Note selection from another living legend of our music: Juju (1965) features the stellar, one-time John Coltrane rhythm section of McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones; Speak No Evil (1966) is simply one of the all-time-great jazz albums, recorded with Wayne’s Miles Davis Quintet bandmates Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter; and its follow-up The All-Seeing Eye (1966) features some striking compositions in a highly unusual septet format.

Archie Shepp - 5 Original Albums (2018) [5CDs} {Universal}

Posted By: tiburon
Archie Shepp - 5 Original Albums (2018) [5CDs} {Universal}

Archie Shepp - 5 Original Albums (2018) [5CDs] {Universal}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.48GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 582MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

All CD's remastered by Erick Labson using 20-bit Super Mapping except ON THIS NIGHT remastered by Paul Elmore. (Erick Labson's name is spelled as "Eric Labson.")
ON THIS NIGHT uses the 1993 CD master but removes the bonus track "Malcolm, Malcom, Semper Malcolm" because the exact same recording is on FIRE MUSIC, which is also included in this set. This is noted on the CD sleeve except that it incorrectly states that the track is on MAMA TOO TIGHT.

Elmo Hope - Trio And Quintet (2005) [Recordings 1953-1957] Re-Up

Posted By: Designol
Elmo Hope - Trio And Quintet (2005) [Recordings 1953-1957] Re-Up

Elmo Hope - Trio And Quintet (2005) [Recordings 1953-1957]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 0946 3 11498 2 5 | Time: 01:15:42

Of the collections of Elmo Hope's '50s recordings, Trio and Quintet is the one to get. It includes his prime Blue Note sessions and features a stellar cast of hard bop musicians including Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Philly Joe Jones, and Harold Land. The majority of the tunes are Hope originals which, in their angular introspection, bear the influence of both Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Things begin with ten mostly hard bop swingers from a trio date in 1953. Prominently featured is Hope's Powell like, single line attack. Solos stay brisk and straightforward on uptempo numbers like "Hot Sauce," but turn a bit mercurial on slower pieces like "Happy Hour." Standout tracks include Hope's "Mo Is On" with its "off to the races" opening statement and "Carvin' the Rock," which falls somewhere between Powell's "Parisian Thoroughfare" and "So Sorry Please." Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones provide sympathetic support throughout. The Quintet tracks start with an East Coast session featuring Foster and Blakey. The opening number is the convoluted, yet hard swinging original "Crazy"; it causes some problems for trumpeter Freeman Lee, but finds Foster in command with a vigorous solo statement.

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 470 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: Delta/LaserLight | # 55 605 | Time: 03:20:05
Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Post Bop, West Coast Jazz

Back in the late 1960s, Solid State put out four LPs in their series Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon. The five titles with Dizzy Gillespie have been more recently reissued on a two-CD Blue Note set titled Live at the Village Vanguard. Laserlight improves upon the packaging by including two additional titles (from Vol. 3) on their first two CDs; unfortunately, the two lengthy songs ("Satin Doll" and "Straight No Chaser") from a Harry "Sweets" Edison date that comprised Vol. 4 remain out of print. The first disc of this three-CD set has a very interesting, if sometimes erratic date matching Gillespie with violinist Ray Nance (sometimes replaced by trombonist Garnett Brown), baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Richard Davis, and either Mel Lewis or Elvin Jones on drums. Nance's violin playing is adventurous and eccentric, and there are some loose moments, but Dizzy holds the music together and Pepper Adams is in top form.

Tommy Flanagan - Sea Changes (1997) {ECD}

Posted By: tiburon
Tommy Flanagan - Sea Changes (1997) {ECD}

Tommy Flanagan - Sea Changes (1997) {ECD}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

It's easy to understand why Tommy Flanagan has been one of the most praised pianists over the '80s and '90s while listening to an excellent trio date such as this CD. With bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash, he features a number of songs with oceanic themes, including a tantalizing "How Deep Is the Ocean?," "I Cover the Waterfront," and his own snappy title track. Flanagan also delivers a thunderous take of "Relaxin' at Camarillo" and the smoldering, savory blues "C.C. Rider."

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]

Posted By: gribovar
Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-167-2 (C-7555))

Benny Carter had already been a major jazz musician for nearly 30 years when he recorded this particularly strong septet session for Contemporary. With notable contributions from tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trombonist Frank Rosolino and guitarist Barney Kessel, Carter (who plays a bit of trumpet on "How Can You Lose") is in superb form on a set of five standards and two of his originals. This timeless music is beyond the simple categories of "swing" or "bop" and should just be called "classic."

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}

Posted By: tiburon
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 82MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

There are many Gene Ammons recordings currently available on CD in Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics, since the versatile tenorman was a longtime Prestige recording artist. Unlike his earlier jam sessions, this particular outing finds Ammons as the only horn, fronting a talented rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor, and Ray Barretto on congas). Ammons explores standards (including a near-classic version of "Canadian Sunset"), blues, and ballads in his usual warm, soulful, and swinging fashion. This is a fine outing by one of the true "bosses" of the tenor.

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]

Posted By: gribovar
Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Pablo (OJCCD-447-2 (2310-771))

Here we have a summit meeting late in the careers of the pioneering titans of Afro-Cuban jazz: Dizzy Gillespie fronting the Machito orchestra on trumpet, with Mario Bauza as music director, alto saxophonist/clarinetist, and organizing force, and Chico O'Farrill contributing the compositions and arrangements. This could have been just a nostalgic retro gathering 25 years after the fact, but instead, these guys put forth an ambitious effort to push the boundaries of the idiom. The centerpiece is a 15-minute trumpet concerto for Gillespie called "Oro, Incienso y Mirra," where O'Farrill melts dissonant clusters, electric piano comping, and synthesizer decorations together with hot Afro-Cuban rhythms into a coherent, multi-sectioned tour de force…

Charles McPherson - From This Moment On! (1968) [Reissue 1997] (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Charles McPherson - From This Moment On! (1968) [Reissue 1997] (Re-up)

Charles McPherson - From This Moment On! (1968) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (OJCCD-1899-2 (PR-7559))

Some of the songs on this set by bop-influenced altoist Charles McPherson (reissued on CD in 1997) use boogaloo and pop rhythms. The repertoire ranges from a couple of OK originals ("Little Sugar Baby" and "Like the Way You Shake That Thing") to a recent show tune ("Once in a Lifetime") and a few standards. Pianist Cedar Walton, the young guitarist Pat Martino, bassist Peck Morrison and drummer Lennie McBrowne form the strong supporting cast.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]

Posted By: gribovar
Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0011228-02)

Finally available again after a 30-plus year absence from American shelves is the soundtrack to Shirley Clarke's gritty but brilliant 1964 film, Cool World, about young people growing up in Harlem. The score was written and arranged by pianist Mal Waldron but was performed and recorded by Dizzy Gillespie's quintet of the time. This set is one of Diz's best records of the 1960s (which is saying something), and one of the best jazz film scores period. Diz's band at the time included James Moody on tenor and flute, a young Kenny Barron on piano, bassist Chris White, and Rudy Collins on drums. The 11 cues that range between two and five minutes are deeply rooted in the language of hard bop and blues with some excellent, if brief, modal touches by Waldron…

Milt Hinton, Wendell Marshall & Wyatt Ruther - Basses Loaded! (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Milt Hinton, Wendell Marshall & Wyatt Ruther - Basses Loaded! (2021)

Milt Hinton, Wendell Marshall & Wyatt Ruther - Basses Loaded! (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 349 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:28
Jazz, Swing, Bop | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Basses Loaded! is the suggestive name of this 1955 album featuring three jazz bass specialists in four numbers each. Milt Hinton needs no introduction: having started with Cab Calloway’s great band of the 1930s, Milt added his personal touch to a wide variety of musical units, both large and small, and recorded with just about every name in the field. Here he has the first four tracks, all arrangements (plus one original) by Al Cohn.

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

Posted By: Designol
James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1410 | Time: 01:10:53

Back in New York after three years spent gigging and recording in Europe, a mature and rejuvenated James Moody resumed the endless North American scuffle to get by as a contemporary jazz musician. Volume five in the Classics James Moody chronology presents 16 rare Mercury recordings made between October 1951 and June 1953, followed by eight Prestige titles from January and April, 1954. The first four tracks feature baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne; high points include the rowdy, bristling "Moody's Home" and "Wiggle Waggle," an R&B rocker that sounds like something right up out of the King record catalog. Beginning with the material recorded on May 21, 1952, Moody is heard leading a group largely composed of players who, like him, had worked in Dizzy Gillespie's big band. Two of these individuals – trumpeter Dave Burns and baritone saxophonist Numa "Pee Wee" Moore – show up regularly in the front line of Moody's excellent recording ensembles between 1952 and 1955.

Zoot Sims Quartet - Live at Ronnie Scott's '61 (1990)

Posted By: v3122
Zoot Sims Quartet - Live at Ronnie Scott's '61 (1990)

Zoot Sims Quartet - Live at Ronnie Scott's '61 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Fresh Sound Records, FSR-Cd 134 | ~ 224 or 105 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Bop, Jazz

~ Recorded live at Ronnie Scott's London, November 14 & 15, 1961 ~

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Posted By: gribovar
Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige (OJCCD-1734-2 (P-7116))

Even with Phil Woods standing out, the "four altos" on this jam session all sound pretty similar. Few listeners will be able to consistently pick out which solos are by Gene Quill and which by Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein or Woods. The solos (and the backup of pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Louis Hayes) are generally hard-swinging and well-played, but the strong influence of Charlie Parker makes all of the altoists sound alike.

Doug Lawrence - Soul Carnival (1997) {Fable}

Posted By: tiburon
Doug Lawrence - Soul Carnival (1997) {Fable}

Doug Lawrence - Soul Carnival (1997) {Fable}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 380MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop

Tenorist Doug Lawrence, a veteran soloist who paid his dues in the Count Basie, Loren Schoenberg and Buck Clayton bands and the DMP All-Star Band, makes his belated debut as a leader on Soul Carnival. It swings mightily with strong rhythm section backing from pianist Tardo Hammer, bassist John Webber and drummer Leroy Williams. The Wes-like guitar work of Ray Macchiarola provides excellent counterpoint for the leader's soulful and bluesy tone. Lawrence has studied the tenor masters, and his own sound has taken on the warm, vibrant storytelling quality that made their music stand out.