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Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)

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Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)

Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: SteepleChase | # SCCD 31311 | 01:05:35

This series of live discs mark the first recordings of what became the regular working quintet of the criminally underrated saxophonist, composer and bandleader Billy Harper. With bassist Louie Spears the new addition to the line-up, three distinct concerts were recorded on Harper's spring, 1991 tour of the Far East and released separately without any duplication of material. Volume One comes from Pusan, Korea on April 27 and while the sound isn't the best – the bass and drums are muted and lack crispness – the extremely high quality of the music and interaction between the players more than compensates.

Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)

Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:21
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)

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Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)

Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:28
Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (Remastered SACD) (1964/2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (Remastered SACD) (1964/2017)

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (Remastered SACD) (1964/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:09
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Mose Allison - Sings And Plays V-8 Ford Blues (1961) Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Mose Allison - Sings And Plays V-8 Ford Blues (1961) Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Mose Allison - Sings And Plays V-8 Ford Blues (1961) Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony/Epic/Legacy/Jazz Connoisseur | # 88985346382 | Time: 00:38:41
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz Blues, Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz

Besides cool playing and his uniquely smoky singing, Mose has great taste in material. "Hey Good Lookin'" fits right in with revisited versions of "I Love the Life I Live," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Baby Please Don't Go," complete with what the singer himself calls his distinctive "involuntary groan" during the piano solo. Teo Macero's intimate production makes it feel like you're right there in the studio.

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)

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Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 54:05 | 349,98 Mb
Label: Motéma (USA) | Cat.# MTM0238 | Released: 2018-09-28

In its most basic function, the music that makes up Sonic Creed serves as a mirror to African American life in the here and now. It explores the history, legacy, struggles, and joys of the Black community, speaking to all of it at once through sound and sentiment. Sonic Creed arrives almost a decade after this groove outfit's last showing Urbanus (Concord, 2009) but the time away hasn't hurt the band. If anything, Blackout has become a more limber group capable of carving out more capacious settings. With key personnel holdovers like drummer Terreon Gully and saxophonist Casey Benjamin, well-suited Blackout newcomers such as pianist James Francies and bassist Joshua Crumbly, and a handful of notable guests, there are new worlds of possibility to be found within this realm.

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

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VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Modal | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 96110 2 | Time: 01:11:59

Granted, a single-disc overview of Blue Note's finest recordings can't help but offer listeners more than a myopic view of the label's true scope, but for jazz neophytes, this nine-track collection will undoubtedly serve as a tantalizing taste of the company's riches. The song selection, though lacking few surprises, is consistently wonderful – how could a disc featuring John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" be anything but? – and purists' complaints aside, for new fans it's a solid introduction to the Blue Note magic.

Thelonious Monk Quartet plus Two - At The Blackhawk (1960) [Reissue 2006]

Posted By: gribovar
Thelonious Monk Quartet plus Two - At The Blackhawk (1960) [Reissue 2006]

Thelonious Monk Quartet plus Two - At The Blackhawk (1960) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 377 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (00025218630528)

Thelonious Monk's 1960 quartet (which also includes tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore and (for a brief period) drummer Billy Higgins is augmented on this live session by two guests: trumpeter Joe Gordon and the tenor of Harold Land. The extra horns uplift the date and add some surprising moments to what otherwise might have been a conventional but still spirited live session. Highlights include "Let's Call This," "Four in One" and a swinging version of "I'm Getting Sentimental over You."

John Coltrane ‎- Standard Coltrane (Remastered SACD) (1962/2019)

Posted By: delpotro
John Coltrane ‎- Standard Coltrane (Remastered SACD) (1962/2019)

John Coltrane ‎- Standard Coltrane (Remastered SACD) (1962/2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:55
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Charlie Rouse Quintet - Takin' Care Of Business (1960) [Reissue 1990]

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Charlie Rouse Quintet - Takin' Care Of Business (1960) [Reissue 1990]

Charlie Rouse Quintet - Takin' Care Of Business (1960) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Jazzland (OJCCD-491-2 (JLP-919))

Charlie Rouse's debut as a leader (not counting his earlier work co-leading Les Jazz Modes with the great French horn player Julius Watkins) was made for Jazzland and is available as an OJC CD. The distinctive tenor saxophonist, who had just started a decade-long stint as a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, teams up with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Earl May, and drummer Art Taylor. Together they perform straight-ahead material including Rouse's own uptempo "Upptankt," the standard "They Didn't Believe Me," and songs by Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and Randy Weston. A fine modern mainstream jam session-flavored set.

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84086 SA

Grantstand is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "if you're looking for Green the soul-jazz groovemaster, Grantstand is an excellent place to find him".

Herbie Hancock - 5 Original Albums (2016) [5CDs] {Blue Note}

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Herbie Hancock - 5 Original Albums (2016) [5CDs] {Blue Note}

Herbie Hancock - 5 Original Albums (2016) [5CDs] {Blue Note}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.06GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 440MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop

Hancock is one of the best known modern jazz composers, creator of “Watermelon Man” (which has been a reference point throughout his career), “Maiden Voyage”, “Dolphin Dance”, right through to the dance grooves of “Rockit”. Hancock also has the distinction of having made the largest-selling jazz record of all time in “Head Hunters”. The early genius of Herbie Hancock – perfectly summed up here in five classic albums for Blue Note – each presented in a tiny LP-styled sleeve.

Duke Pearson - Dedication! (1970) [Reissue 2000]

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Duke Pearson - Dedication! (1970) [Reissue 2000]

Duke Pearson - Dedication! (1970) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (OJCCD-1939-2 (P-7729))

Recorded in 1961 for a small label that proceeded to go broke, Dedication! would not be released until nine years after its initial recording. This seems odd considering the all-star cast of players. Pianist Duke Pearson is joined by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, baritone player Pepper Adams, trombonist Willie Wilson, bassist Thomas Howard, and drummer Lex Humphries on seven selections. The set kicks off with Tommy Flanagan's "Minor Mishap," an upbeat piece that brings forth nice solos from everyone. This might be Pearson's session, but everybody is given plenty of room to cut loose. Wilson, for instance, is featured for the length of "The Nearness of You" and for a great deal of "Time After Time." This is fortunate in retrospect; he made few recordings and would pass away in 1963, two years after this record was made…

Kenny Burrell - Complete Albums Collection 1956-1957 (2016)

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Kenny Burrell - Complete Albums Collection 1956-1957 (2016)

Kenny Burrell - Complete Albums Collection 1956-1957 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 727 Mb | Covers - 13 Mb | 05:17:38
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Enlightenment

In the world of jazz guitar, few players can measure up to the skill, stature and sheer influence that Kenny Burrell brought to the genre. With his trademark straightforward playing that fused jazz and blues beautifully, this pioneer featured on hundreds of albums, both as leader of his own groups and as a much in-demand sideman for others. Often hailed as the greatest guitarist in the world - he was the personal favourite of the legendary B.B. King - Burrell's playing has gone on to permanently change the way in which the instrument is approached and, in so doing, has influenced generation after generation of likeminded musicians. This four disc collection, containing eight fully remastered albums, provides the perfect introduction to one of the finest and most innovative musicians still active today.

Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set

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Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set

Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.32 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Covers ~ 15 Mb | 03:58:33
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD337

This collection provides a great value, especially if you total up the costs of each album separately. There are a few issues of which you should be aware. Sound quality is acceptable, but not spectacular. Audiophiles will hate these discs, but I assure you that they are listenable. More importantly, these are not cheesy 'needle drop' transfers from scratchy LPs. Plus these are from albums recorded in the late 1950s/early 1960s during an era when recording technology was rapidly improving. If you compare these to some of the albums to which I've linked below you will see that the ones in this collection do not have bonus tracks. In all cases you are getting tracks that were released on the original album. The six albums span four discs.