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Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 561 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb | 02:11:38
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool, Modal Jazz | Label: Prestige | # 0888072314610

The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 collects all of the sides recorded by trumpeter Miles Davis and tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins for Prestige during their time together as young players in New York City. Both musicians were just past their formative years during this period, having broken free from the heavy sway of their bop elders – especially alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who appears here in several classic cuts originally released on Collector's Items. Both Davis and Rollins were expanding the bop mold and beginning to discover their own sound. Davis had already made his mark with the innovative West Coast jazz masterpiece Birth of the Cool and was further developing his romantic and cerebral minimalism. Similarly, Rollins was quickly becoming the heir to Parker's throne as the most searching and muscular saxophonist on the scene. The dichotomy of their sounds made Davis and Rollins a perfect rub as jazz partners and these recordings helped foreshadow and define such future jazz movements as hard bop, post-bop, and even free jazz.

VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)

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VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)

VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 382 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 287 Mb | 02:03:10
Jazz, Swing, Bop | Label: Delta Music

2 CD, 36 tracks including gems from Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and many more!

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (2020)

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Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (2020)

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | 00:47:22
Jazz, Bop | Label: Impulse! Records

An unheard recording of a 1968 high school performance by jazz great Thelonious Monk, Palo Alto, is set for release by Impulse! Records on 31 July. It will mark his posthumous debut on the revered label. The surprise performance came about after 16-year-old high school student Danny Scher had a dream to invite the storied pianist and composer and his all-star quartet to perform a concert at his local high school in Palo Alto, California. Against a backdrop of racial tension and political volatility, the concert took place on 27 October 1968, and was recorded by the school’s janitor.

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

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VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Jazz & Tzaz | # 0046-2 | Time: 00:53:47

A Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142). Featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro and many others.

Miles Davis - Ballads (1990) Re-up

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Miles Davis - Ballads (1990) Re-up

Miles Davis - Ballads (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS 461099 2 | ~ 256 or 112 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 24 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

A well-sequenced set of nine ballads done by various incarnations of Miles Davis groups for Columbia Records between 1956 and 1984, this compilation is a wonderful listen but pieces like "Flamenco Sketches" and "I Loves You, Porgy," for instance, really need to be heard in their original settings to be truly appreciated…

Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)

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Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)

Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)
feat. Frank Morgan, Lou Levy, Eric Von Essen, and Albert 'Tootie' Heath

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb| Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Contemporary | # CCD-14057-2 | Time: 01:01:49

Three of the five musicians on this quintet date (flügelhornist Art Farmer, altoist Frank Morgan, and pianist Lou Levy) had played on Central Avenue in Los Angeles of the late '40s. Not all of the eight songs that they perform with bassist Eric Von Essen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath are from the era ("Blue Minor" and "Cool Struttin'" were written by Sonny Clark several years later), but the outing is very much in the bop style of the period. Their live set is highlighted by spirited versions of "Star Eyes," "Farmer's Market," "I Remember You," and "Donna Lee." This CD is filled with high-quality bebop that is easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans.

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:58:11

Jazz collectors can be an obsessive, detail-minded bunch, so when they acquire Vol. 2 of CAP's Dizzy in South America series, they're bound to be frustrated by the fact that the credits don't give any exact recording dates or let you know exactly where in South America each 1956 performance was recorded. As frustrating as that is, however, Vol. 2 is a CD that collectors and Dizzy Gillespie fans will be glad to get their hands on. No serious Gillespie aficionado could resist hearing previously unreleased live performances of "Tin Tin Deo," "The Champ," and "Groovin' High," especially when the sound quality is decent (by 1956 standards) and the band boasts such heavyweights as Phil Woods (alto sax), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Jimmy Powell (alto sax), Walter Davis, Jr. (piano), and the tour's musical director Quincy Jones (trumpet). Gillespie has many inspired moments on trumpet, and featured vocalist Austin Cromer provides some memorable crooning on "Because of You" and "Wonder Why".

Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}

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Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}

Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 174MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

In order for solo piano playing to be maintained at a high standard, the artist must exhibit a prolific imagination, a wealth of conviction and self-assurance, note-striking precision and a firm sense of swing. Throughout his career, Fred Hersch has exhibited these qualities. Since performers (be they musicians, dancers or actors) are generally defined by their craft (otherwise they are just regular folks like the rest of us) even in these uncertain times, they continue to look for inventive ways to express themselves. Hersch found his in this self-recording from his home in rural Pennsylvania and performed on a familiar but imperfect seven foot Steinway B. He did it by bringing a new openness to an album of covers. "Many of these songs date back to the years before I even knew what jazz was," says Hersch.

Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal (Deluxe Edition) (1954/2019)

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Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal (Deluxe Edition) (1954/2019)

Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal (Deluxe Edition) (1954/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 380 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | 01:14:06
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: MatchBall Records

The tragic death of the great Clifford Brown in a car accident at the early age of 25 on June 26, 1956, put a halt to one of the most promising careers in jazz history. From then on all of the remaining sessions which Clifford had recorded began to be released under titles such as that of Jazz Immortal (Pacific Jazz Records PJ-3), which appeared posthumously and presents a couple of sessions that marked the only existing collaborations between Brown and Zoot Sims. The rare Sims feature “Bones for Zoot”, which completes the date and was omitted from various previous reissues, is included on this edition, as well as a complete 1953 bonus session that pairs Brown with another horn giant, Lou Donaldson.

Zoot Sims with The Kenny Drew Trio - Zoot Sims in Copenhagen (1978) Re-up

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Zoot Sims with The Kenny Drew Trio - Zoot Sims in Copenhagen (1978) Re-up

Zoot Sims with The Kenny Drew Trio - Zoot Sims in Copenhagen (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 694 | ~ 430 or 181 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz

Formerly put out by Storyville, this audiophile CD reissue features the great Zoot Sims performing in a quartet with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and two notable expatriates: pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Ed Thigpen…

Miles Davis-Stan Getz-Lee Konitz - Conception (1951) {Prestige}

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Miles Davis-Stan Getz-Lee Konitz - Conception (1951) {Prestige}

Miles Davis-Stan Getz-Lee Konitz - Conception (1951) {Prestige}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 106MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

A unique all-star set recorded in various combinations between 1949 and 1951, Conception is an underappreciated masterpiece of cerebral cool jazz. Although Miles Davis gets top billing, he appears on only half the album and then most often as a sideman with only occasional solos. Saxophonists Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, and Gerry Mulligan are the true stars of the album, with Konitz particularly shining. His two duets with guitarist Billy Bauer, a relaxed take on Victor Herbert's standard "Indian Summer" and his own "Duet for Saxophone and Guitar," are outstanding examples of cool jazz as the term was originally understood before it came to signify new age-leaning elevator music; Konitz's solos in "Indian Summer" disassemble the melody entirely while remaining accessibly tonal, and Bauer's filigree guitar lines stay clear of the uninspired comping of so many jazz guitarists while never sounding overly busy.

Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993) [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993) [Re-Up]

Art Pepper - Laurie's Choice (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: LaserLight, Delta | # 17 012 | Time: 00:37:25

Although it has come out on a budget label, these four performances (taken from concert appearances in 1978, 1980 and 1981) had never previously been released before. With support from either George Cables or Milcho Leviev on piano, David Williams or Bob Magnusson on bass and drummer Carl Burnett, the great altoist Art Pepper is in excellent form on an emotional "Kobe Blues," an intense version of "Patricia" and hard-swinging renditions of "Allen's Alley" and his own "Straight Life".

Kenny Burrell - And The Jazz Giants (1998) {Prestige}

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Kenny Burrell - And The Jazz Giants (1998) {Prestige}

Kenny Burrell - And The Jazz Giants (1998) {Prestige}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 407MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 186MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Kenny Burrell's discography for the Fantasy label encompasses the middle period of his career, and though well played, it leaves one wanting. His Blue Note material from his earlier days is better, and his interpretations of Duke Ellington's music from that era are definitive. There are only two Ellington numbers here, so this collection only scratches the surface.

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

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Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Post-Bop

With many jazz musicians looking for new musical directions, new ways to express their ideas, every once in a while an album comes along to show that there’s still plenty of life in the older musical ideas. There is still room for creativity in the tried and true. Bop, an album from keyboardist Jeff Lorber, guitarist Chuck Loeb, and an all-star supporting cast including Everette Harp (tenor sax), Harvey Mason (drums), Brian Bromberg (bass), Rick Braun (trumpet/trombone), and Till Brönner (as well as a number of guest artists), is the pudding that proves the point.

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996) [Re-Up]

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Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996) [Re-Up]

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996)
with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Lewis Nash

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83399 | Time: 01:01:39

Ne-o-clas-si-cism: A revival of classical aesthetics and forms, especially, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint, by order, symmetry, and simplicity of style. Neo-classicism and Roy Hargrove have become synonymous in jazz circles. His style and focus are now completely his own. Roy possesses a hard driving spirit to excel. Volumes have been written about the virtuosity of Oscar Peterson, his competitive spirit and drive. Together you have the makings of an exciting jam session that's well worth the price of admission. In this case the cost of the CD, that finds these two jazz poets working with a strong cast of players including Peterson's long time associate, Neils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass. This quintet setting gives all the players ample room to stretch and have fun. This CD is highly recommended listening pleasure.