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Eddie Harris - Smokin (1970/2016) {Digitally Remastered}

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Eddie Harris - Smokin (1970/2016) {Digitally Remastered}

Eddie Harris - Smokin (1970/2016) {Digitally Remastered}
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 199.35 Mb | 40:50 | Cover
Hard-Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Essential Media Group

An innovative tenor saxophonist and composer who was also proficient on the electric piano and organ, Chicago based musician Eddie Harris was best known for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone and for his composition “Freedom Jazz Dance,” recorded and popularized by Miles Davis in 1966. In 1961, his own jazz arrangement of Ernest Gold's theme from the movie Exodus became the first jazz record ever to be certified gold. One of the first musicians to successfully blend funk and jazz, Harris’ 1967 album, “The Electrifying Eddie Harris,” reached the number 2 spot on the R&B charts. Presented here is Eddie’s vintage 1970 album “Smokin,’” a classic collection of mostly original compositions that once again blurred the lines between funk and jazz. All selections have been newly remastered.

Beaux J Poo Boo - All Things Are New (2005)

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Beaux J Poo Boo - All Things Are New (2005)

Beaux J Poo Boo - All Things Are New (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 401.50 Mb + 22.14 Mb (Scans) | 01:10:06
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Summit Records - DCD 427

Beaux J Poo Boo is a quartet featuring four veteran musicians (pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist Fred Hamilton, bassist Lou Fischer, and drummer Steve Haughton) who are also well known for their contributions to jazz education. The diverse background that each player brings to the date is reflected in his performance, especially in the funky, gospel-inflected cut (penned by Les McCann) that inspired the group's unusual name. The opening blues, "Ferris Wheel" (written by Rick Margitza, a saxophonist deserving of wider recognition), is a real cooker featuring effective solos by Berg, Fischer, and Hamilton. "Tooth," Berg's touching waltz-time salute to the late Frank Mantooth, is a gorgeous waltz that has an undercurrent of anguish. Hamilton's "Dancing with Monk" is a hard bop cooker that ignites the band. They also deliver with a slowly savored interpretation of Benny Carter's "Only Trust Your Heart" (featuring Fischer's warm arco bass). ~ AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden

Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set

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Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set

Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.7 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 670 Mb | Scans ~ 15 Mb
Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD340 | Time: 04:53:17
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz

Real Gone Jazz reissued seven classic albums from the early '60s by hard bop pianist Horace Parlan, Movin' and Groovin', Us Three, Speakin' My Piece, Headin' South, On the Spur of the Moment, Up and Down, and Doin' Alright (with Dexter Gordon). Even though this set does not contain any bonus tracks, this isn't a bad way to pick up these sessions if you don't already own them.

Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}

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Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}

Bud Powell Trio - Bouncing with Bud (1962/1997) {Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 242.50 Mb | 42:33 | Covers
Hard Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab - UDCD 703

Bud Powell was a jazz pianist of rare talent, perhaps unique in his ability to inject vocal inflections into his improvisational playing. He reached a peak by the late 1940s although sadly by the 1950s he seemed to be succumbing to the mental illness that had plagued him all his life. Unexpectedly his career had a sporadic revival after he moved to France in 1959. Cared for by a friend, Bud Powell still proved capable of giving performances occasionally as brilliantly fluent as his finest from the 1940s. One of these performances were immortalized on this recording from Jazzhus Montmartre in 1962.

Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Charles Mingus - Kind of Mingus (2009) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.91 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.13 Gb | Scans included
Label: House Of Jazz/T2 Entertainment | # 220120 | Time: 08:03:52
Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop

2009 exclusive 53-tracks 10-CD album set, offering a fine selection of recordings from the legendary jazz bassist, spanning the period 1954 to '64; presented in sealed clamshell box.

D.E.W. East - Introducing D.E.W. East (1999)

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D.E.W. East - Introducing D.E.W. East (1999)

D.E.W. East - Introducing D.E.W. East (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 387.17 Mb + 22.07 Mb (Scans) | 01:00:22
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Cornerstone Records - CRST CD-109

D.E.W East brings together three of Canada's major jazz artists in an exciting new trio, performing fresh, original compositions and new arrangements of jazz standards.

James Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie Burrage - I Remember Clifford (1990)

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James Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie Burrage - I Remember Clifford (1990)

James Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie Burrage - I Remember Clifford (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 225.26 Mb | 44:59 | Scans included
Hard Bop | Label: DIW - DIW-601

James Williams (March 8, 1951 – July 20, 2004) was an American jazz pianist. James Williams was born March 8, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his formal piano studies at age 13, and was subsequently an organist at Eastern Star Baptist Church in Memphis, a position he held for six years. He earned a B.S. in Music Education at Memphis State University, where he also formed solid friendships with fellow Memphis pianists Mulgrew Miller and Donald Brown. A devotee of the late Memphis piano giant Phineas Newborn, Jr., James took time to delve into his hometown's rich jazz heritage, associating with pianist Harold Mabern, bassists Jamil Nasser and saxophonists George Coleman and Frank Strozier, among others.

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988) [Re-Up]

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The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988) [Re-Up]

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Contemporary/Victor | # VDJ-1172 | Time: 00:47:34

This is one of the better Art Farmer recordings of the 1980s, which is saying a great deal, for the flugelhornist is among the most consistent of all jazz musicians. The two ballads that open and close this set ("Blame It on My Youth" and "I'll Be Around") give Farmer an opportunity to display his warm and attractive sound (with fine support from pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis), while the other five pieces (Benny Carter's "Summer Serenade" and more obscure material) add the great tenor saxophonist (and so-so soprano player) Clifford Jordan to the group. It's an enjoyable and very successful outing.

Philly Joe Jones - Six Classic Albums (2012) [6LP on 4CD]

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Philly Joe Jones - Six Classic Albums (2012) [6LP on 4CD]

Philly Joe Jones - Six Classic Albums (2012) [6LP on 4CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 568 Mb | Scans ~ 15 Mb
Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD345 | Time: 04:08:23

Four CD set containing six albums from the legendary Jazz drummer. Includes the albums Blues for Dracula, Drums Around the World, Philly Joe's Beat, Showcase, Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge and JR Monterase.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Limelight | # UCCM-9098 | Time: 00:35:32

This edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is an unusual one. The personnel includes Blakey veterans Lee Morgan (returning to the band after some success as a leader), Curtis Fuller, and Victor Sproles, along with John Hicks (who appeared on three other Blakey records) and the tenor saxophonist John Gilmore (of Sun Ra fame) in his only appearance with the band. As was typical of Blakey-led groups, the emphasis is on original material by its members; the one Broadway show tune included, "Faith," is from a long since forgotten I Had a Ball. Morgan's driving blues "'S Make It" is easily the highlight of the session, though Hicks' richly voiced "Waltz for Ruth" and Fuller's Latin-flavored "Little Hughie" also deserve to be better known than they are. It's a shame that this was the only recording by this particular lineup of the Jazz Messengers, as Gilmore's strong blowing complements Morgan very well.