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Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999

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Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999

Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999
featuring Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Airto Moreira
Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Ray Parker Jr, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine…

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: Anthology's | # ANT990808 | Time: 00:43:45

For several years, decades in fact, a lost gem issued originally not just in the US but in the UK as well (and our vinyl pressings were always much better than their US counterparts), on Chrysalis records who, for a while, had some very good material in this genre, for example the two Auracle albums (and wouldn't lots of us like to get those on CD). But finally it's now reappeared on CD and how very nice it is to be reacquainted with it in that format. Anyway, this album ~ his second, as far as I know ~ features a host of jazz luminaries of the day (Hancock, Erskine, Pastorius, Carlton, Ritenour, Gadd, etc.) and its only failing is its mildly raw upper registers, though thankfully there are no vocals to pollute the proceedings and Jaco Pastorius' electric bass work is of truly sterling calibre. On this album, if anywhere, you can hear why he was held in such very high esteem by his contemporaries.

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004 [Re-Up]

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Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004 [Re-Up]

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 372 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 87165 | Time: 02:34:18

Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. project with his former bandmates from the Miles Davis Quintet – Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams – and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was a band that almost single-handedly tried to re-establish acoustic jazz in the United States. And though they made three recordings, all of which were favorably reviewed and heralded by true jazz fans, none of them sold very well, and the band could find few gigs in the United States. The 1978 tour of major cities was thought to be a triumph at the time, but the unit could find few gigs afterward, and so its various members all went back to their other projects. In 1979, they got the opportunity to tour Japan and jumped at the chance. Sony, Hancock's Japanese label, recorded the two evenings, and the first, which took place during a furious rainstorm, was broadcast live on national television! Live Under the Sky marks the first time that this album has been available in the United States in any form.

Jaco Pastorius - The Essential... (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}

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Jaco Pastorius - The Essential... (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}

Jaco Pastorius - The Essential… (2CD) (2007) {Epic Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 938 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 342 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz fusion

The Essential Jaco Pastorius is a 2CD compilation by the late American jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. While the CD features material from the one album he did for Epic Records, it also focuses on tracks he did with or for other artists, including his time with Weather Report plus sessions with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Michel Colombier. This was put together by Epic Legacy.

Herbie Hancock & VA - Blow-Up: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966) Remastered 1996 [Re-Up]

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Herbie Hancock & VA - Blow-Up: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966) Remastered 1996 [Re-Up]

Herbie Hancock & VA - Blow-Up: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966) Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtrack, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Rhino Movie | # R2 72527 | 00:43:40

This is the original soundtrack for the movie Blow-Up. In late 1966, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette entered a New York studio to capture the vibe of 'swinging London' in a jazz mode - with grooves that create effective bluesy moods on the slow pieces and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks. Meanwhile in London, the Yardbirds (with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page) were recording additional material for use in the Blow-Up movie soundtrack.

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.

Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1969/2000)

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Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1969/2000)

Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1969/2000)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 337 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 MB | 00:55:38
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop.

Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1968/2005)

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Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1968/2005)

Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Expanded Edition) (1968/2005)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 296 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | min
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

Between 1965's Maiden Voyage and 1968's Speak Like a Child, Herbie Hancock was consumed with his duties as part of the Miles Davis Quintet, who happened to be at their creative and popular peak during those three years. When Hancock did return to a leadership position on Speak Like a Child, it was clear that he had assimilated not only the group's experiments, but also many ideas Miles initially sketched out with Gil Evans. Like Maiden Voyage, the album is laid-back, melodic, and quite beautiful, but there are noticeable differences between the two records. Hancock's melodies and themes have become simpler and more memorable, particularly on the title track, but that hasn't cut out room for improvisation.