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Jeff 'Tain' Watts - Citizen Tain (1999) {Columbia}

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Jeff 'Tain' Watts - Citizen Tain (1999) {Columbia}

Jeff 'Tain' Watts - Citizen Tain (1999) {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 435MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop, Post Bop

Anyone who's been listening to modern jazz has been aware of Jeff "Tain" Watts ever since the classic Wynton Marsalis quintet of the mid-'80s. The general public was introduced to him through his stint on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show – a profitable excursion that nevertheless meant there was an eight-year gap between his debut, Megawatts, and its 1999 successor, Citizen Tain. It was worth the wait, however. Watts scored an enormous coup by reuniting Wynton and Branford Marsalis for the first time in a decade, and he surrounded them with excellent musicians – their trombonist brother Delfeayo Marsalis, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, bassist Reginald Veal, and pianist Kenny Kirkland, in what sadly turned out to be one of his final sessions.

Joe Henderson - Milestone Profiles (1967-1975) (2CD) (2006)

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Joe Henderson - Milestone Profiles (1967-1975) (2CD) (2006)

Joe Henderson - Milestone Profiles (1967-1975) (2CD) (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 374.26 Mb + 258.39 Mb | 01:49:29 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Milestone - MCD-30021-2

Tenor giant Joe Henderson worked with Milestone Records for eight years. While he is best remembered for his Blue Note period, Henderson issued some truly great recordings for Milestone. His volume in the label's Milestone Profiles series is one of the best in the bunch. While fans can argue endlessly about what to include or leave off in a best-of series, it's difficult to argue Nick Phillips' choices.

Cannonball Adderley - Riverside Profiles (1958-1963) (2CD) (2006) {Compilation, Remastered}

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Cannonball Adderley - Riverside Profiles (1958-1963) (2CD) (2006) {Compilation, Remastered}

Cannonball Adderley - Riverside Profiles (1958-1963) (2CD) (2006) {Compilation, Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 428.83 Mb + 276.88 Mb | 01:52:08 | Covers
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Riverside Records - RCD-30072-2

Riverside Profiles contains previously released tracks taken from the alto saxophonist and bandleader's stint with the label from 1959 to 1963. The nine tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the classics "This Here," "Dizzy's Business," "Jive Samba," "Work Song," and "African Waltz." Cannonball Adderley is backed by an extraordinary roster of jazz musicians, including cornetist brother Nat Adderley; saxophonists Yusef Lateef and Oliver Nelson; trumpeter Blue Mitchell; pianists Bobby Timmons, Bill Evans, and Barry Harris; bassist Sam Jones; and drummers Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Louis Hayes. The stellar band lineups and musicianship make this an excellent sampler for the novice. For a limited time, the first pressings in this series include a free bonus compilation CD of Riverside artists. ~ AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - At the Lighthouse (1960/2001) {Reissue, Remastered}

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - At the Lighthouse (1960/2001) {Reissue, Remastered}

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - At the Lighthouse (1960/2001) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 342.48 Mb | 53:02 | Covers
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Capitol Records - 7243 5 31572 2 7

This is a fine all-around set from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet of 1960 with the altoist/leader, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes. The fifth of seven LPs reissued by Orrin Keepnews and taken from Adderley's Riverside years finds his band in top form on the original version of "Sack O' Woe," a previously unissued "Our Delight," Jimmy Heath's "Big 'P'" and "Blue Daniel" among others. It's a strong introduction to the music of this classic hard bop group. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

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Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)
EAC 0.99pb1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 287MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard-Bop

Still considered an expatriate as he resided in Europe, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned stateside in mid-1972 long enough to lay down two sessions' worth of material that would primarily be split between Tangerine (1972), Generation (1973), and Ca'Purange (1973). The opening update of the Johnny Mercer staple "Tangerine" gets things underway with a mid-tempo treatment allowing Gordon, Thad Jones (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), and Stanley Clarke (bass) plenty of room to groove on their own as well as in the quintet with Louis Hayes' (drums) rock-solid downbeat.

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}

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Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 334MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

"As full-bodied and comforting as home-baked apple pie" is one apt description of Houston Person's saxophone sound. Inasmuch as this simile attempts to convey the comforting, warm-hearted and accomplished nature of the tenorman's art, it is spot-on, but it must be remembered that Person's roots are in organ-centred R&B. So in addition to a velvety ballad technique Person also possesses an ability to imbue up-tempo material with an irresistible wailing intensity, so his crowd-pleasing bluesy numbers provide welcome variety to this judiciously balanced set.

Clifford Jordan - Clifford Jordan In The World (1969) [Japanese Reissue 2006] Re-Up

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Clifford Jordan - Clifford Jordan In The World (1969) [Japanese Reissue 2006] Re-Up

Clifford Jordan - Clifford Jordan In The World (1969) [Japanese Reissue 2006]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: P-Vine Records | # PCD-23842 | Time: 00:39:54

Whether at the helm of a record date or as a sideman, Clifford Jordan was known for giving his all. These studio recordings were originally made for Strata East, a label known for its adventurous spirit. The tenor saxophonist leads two separate groups. The sextet selections include trombonist Julian Priester, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassists Wilbur Ware and Richard Davis, drummer Albert Heath, and trumpeter Don Cherry. Jordan's pensive "Vienna" is given an extended workout, with Cherry's somewhat abstract playing fitting in rather well. The second piece, Jordan's "Doug's Prelude," is also a bit brooding, showcasing the leader, Priester, and Kelly.

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

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Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:20
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk | Label: Random Chance | # RCD-7

The heart of a jazz fan beats like Fambrough's bass, driving the lifeblood of warm sounds through the speakers and into the brain. Some bassists, in their own sessions, favor percussive and percolating arrangements that place the instrument in the role of soloist. Charles Fambrough actually seems to downplay the bass on Upright Citizen, ceding the spotlight to guests like Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Ford. Fambrough's domain here is the rhythm section, adding programmed drums to his basslines in order to get the right foundation in place. As the captain of this ship, Fambrough ensures a smooth ride, absorbing the shock in Alex Bugnon's potentially bumpy "In Stride" and making sure a track like "D's Song" has the right amount of snap to it.

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) Japanese Reissue, 2012 [Re-Up]

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Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) Japanese Reissue, 2012 [Re-Up]

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Japanese Reissue, 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note/EMI Music Japan | # TOCJ-50505 | 00:40:51

Recorded in 1972, a decade removed from the last of Horace Silver's classic quintet recordings, In Pursuit of the 27th Man has never been regarded as one of the pianist's prime releases, which likely explains why Blue Note took this long to make it available on CD. But the album, which moves gracefully between quartet performances featuring vibraphonist David Friedman and quintet numbers featuring the young Brecker brothers (Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor saxophone), has its distinctive charms. While maintaining the crispness and sense of adventure with which he has always signed his music, Silver and bands ease through some of his most appealing melodies. Songs such as Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother" have the early '70s written all over them, but even in those cases their light-handed lyricism and boppish vitality keep them fresh. Friedman's idiosyncratic sound adds a sense of mystery to the music, which, with Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums, never lacks for a solid and soulful center.

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961)
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France, December 18, 1959

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Fontana | # 832 692-2 | Time: 00:42:15

This 1959 concert in Paris by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers has been sporadically available on various labels, but this reissue in Verve's Jazz in Paris series is the best sounding and best packaged of the lot. Blakey's group of this period (Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis, Jr.) is in great form during an extended workout of Morgan's intense blues "The Midget," and Dizzy Gillespie's timeless "A Night in Tunisia" is kicked off by Blakey's an electrifying solo. But it is the addition of some special guests for the first two numbers that proves to be extra special. Bud Powell, sitting in for Davis, and French saxophonist Barney Wilen, on alto rather than his normal tenor sax, are both added to the band for inspired versions of Powell's "Dance of the Infidels" and "Bouncing with Bud." Morgan's trumpet playing is outstanding throughout the concert. This is one of the essential live dates in Art Blakey's rather extensive discography.

Church on Monday - For Being There (2019)

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Church on Monday - For Being There (2019)

Church on Monday - For Being There (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 424 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:43
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Cherrywood Records

Cherrywood Records is pleased to announce the release of For Being There, the latest recording from critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer and arranger Elias Haslanger and his award-winning band, Church on Monday.

Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)

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Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)

Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 292.49 Mb | 54:07 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: MusicMasters Jazz - 01612-65049-2

Jack Rivers Lewis (born June 4, 1944), known professionally as Jack Wilkins, is a jazz guitarist. A native of New York City, Wilkins grew up listening to his parents' music, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday. He started playing guitar when he was ten. He had an older cousin who played albums for him by Charlie Christian, Tal Farlow, Django Reinhardt, and Johnny Smith. He cites Smith's Designed for You as one of the albums that meant the most to him, in addition to Sounds of Synanon by Joe Pass, Poll Winners by Barney Kessel, The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow, and Interpretations of Tal Farlow.

Larry Young - Into Somethin' (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1965/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Larry Young - Into Somethin' (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1965/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

Larry Young - Into Somethin' (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1965/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:41:30
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet - Just When You Thought... (2020)

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Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet - Just When You Thought... (2020)

Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet - Just When You Thought… (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 396.37 Mb | 59:04 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Self-Released

The exciting second release from Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet Just When You Thought… features Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone, Allen Farnham at the piano and Fender Rhodes and Terry Burrell playing both electric and acoustic bass continues their incredible and versatile musical journey. Sinnett wrote and arranged all the music himself. It’s a remarkable demonstration of compositional variety. Many styles are represented from modern syncopated funk and jazz fusion to straight ahead, hard core swinging jazz. His compositions are deeply melodic, intricate, rhythmically and harmonically sophisticated, memorable and played to perfection! Each song presents unique musical challenges for the musicians. There’s a masterful balance between the composed and the improvisation. Few drummers playing today write with his amazing versatility. Just When You Thought… has something for everyone.

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:17
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at Optimal.