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Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb
Label: Savoy Jazz | # SVY 17281 | Time: 00:49:39 | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Larry Coryell will always be best known for arguably being the first fusion guitarist, but his career has been quite wide-ranging ever since the late '60s. On Shining Hour , he mostly sticks to jazz standards other than his own "Floyd Gets a Gig" and Brian Torff's "Apathy Rains." Several of the selections are identified with Miles Davis including "Nefertiti" and "The Sorcerer" but there are also hard swinging versions of "All the Things You Are" and "My Shining Hour." Coryell, whose playing works well in this (for him) rare setting although he is not really a boppish improviser, interacts with pianist Kenny Barron (who sometimes takes solo honors), bassist Buster Williams and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith.

Wes Montgomery with Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1998) [Recorded 1960-1961]

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Wes Montgomery with Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1998) [Recorded 1960-1961]

Wes Montgomery with Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery - Groove Brothers (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:18
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Milestone | # MCD-47076-2

Although this is billed to Wes Montgomery, it is in fact a combination of two early-'60s LPs by the Montgomery Brothers – The Montgomery Brothers and The Montgomery Brothers in Canada – onto one disc. (Also note that it's almost entirely different from the Montgomery Brothers' Milestone double LP that also bears the name Groove Brothers, which mostly features material from their Riverside LP Groove Yard.) With Wes on guitar, Monk on bass, and Buddy on piano (Larance Marable fills out the quartet on drums), The Montgomery Brothers (1960) is a boppish set of five lengthy tracks, divided between both originals (penned by either Wes or Buddy) and standards. "June in January" is a particularly good vehicle for Wes' fluid single-note runs, while "D-Natural Blues" is one of his more enduring and good-natured compositions from the period. Buddy Montgomery, who often played the piano with the Montgomery Brothers, sticks exclusively to vibes on The Montgomery Brothers in Canada, which in addition to Wes and Monk has Paul Humphrey on drums.

Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar 1937-1950 (2005)

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Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar 1937-1950 (2005)

Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:41
Guitar Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Swing | Label: Definitive | # DRCD 11286

Between dozens of recordings made from 1937 to 1950, legendary French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt waxed one, maybe two titles of solo guitar per year. Often it was less than that. Sometimes he made them at the request of the producers, who surely heard him warming up and decided to capture on records some of that magic atmosphere. Then Django took his instrument and performed whatever was on his mind: in occasions fully developed solo compositions; another times, instantly made up improvisations. This outstanding CD comprises them all for the first time in chronological order, including some very rare tracks and a recently discovered solo from a radio program as a bonus track.

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994) [Re-Up]

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Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994) [Re-Up]

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:13
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Pablo | # PACD-2310-955-2

This posthumous CD is novel because it features Joe Pass exclusively on acoustic guitar, and it is obvious that he enjoyed every minute of these sessions. "The Shadow of Your Smile" is no longer easy listening fodder, as Pass turns it into a miniature master class in swing. "Star Eyes" is accented by the soft squeaks of Pass' fingers gently weaving their intricate magic. Most of the works of Joe Pass tended to be improvised blues, so the title track is an exception – a simple yet elegant ballad written for his wife. "Blues for Angel" highlights his matchless mastery of slow blues. The boppish blues "Satellite Village" is a perfect closer. The good news is that there are several more unreleased sessions by Joe Pass that will follow this superb collection.

Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004

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Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004

Gábor Szabó - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 148 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb | 00:35:52
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Fusion, Guitar Jazz | Label: Air Mail | # AIRAC-1066

In the late '60s, many jazz artists were ignoring the rock and soul hits of the day – when called upon to interpret popular songs, they stuck to their favorite Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin standards and didn't see Beatles or Marvin Gaye hits as vehicles for jazz improvisation. But there were some jazz artists who didn't feel that way; Grant Green, Herbie Mann, and Charles Earland – just to give three examples – saw no reason why rock and soul tunes couldn't receive instrumental jazz makeovers. And on 1969, Gazor Szabo puts a jazz spin on popular songs of the 1960s, including "Walk Away Renee" (a major hit for the Left Banke), the Beatles' "In My Life," and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now".

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.

Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998) [Re-Up]

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Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998) [Re-Up]

Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: Passage | # PS60032-32 | Time: 00:49:15
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Phil Sheeran proclaims himself a "fingerstyle guitarist" in the liner notes to Orchid, and he gives those agile digits quite a workout even on the more low-key tunes which reflect his intention to create a mood recording. With Sheeran, there is always more than meets the eye - just as he eases our expectations into complacency with gentle declarations like "In My Heart" (on which he and flutist Brandon Fields tease each other back and forth over a swaying percussion groove), he heads for the tropics or does the B.B. King thing ("She Likes the Blues"), all to explosive effect. "Sacred Ground" combines the island panning of Andy Narell, the Native American bamboo flute musings of Richard Warner and Sheeran's own darker acoustic guitar tones - all over Harvey Mason's slick rhythmic pockets. Then "Jungle" finds Sheeran at a unique crossroads - his guitar is gentle but Eric Marienthal's alto fires up over a mix of live Mason and spunky hip-hop machinery.