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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 903 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 4 73689 2 9 | Time: 02:27:00

This overlooked gem has thirty two tracks of great music. The list includes: Herbie Hancock, Lou Donaldson, Stan Kenton, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Candido, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Willie Bobo among others. In fact you get two compact discs of latin fused jazz.

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006

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Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Prestige/New Jazz/Victor | # VICJ-41552 | Time: 00:42:25

Two of trumpeter Art Farmer's earlier sessions as a leader are reissued on this CD in the OJC series. Farmer teams up with an all-star quintet (which includes tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke) for four songs and dominates a quartet (with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Herbie Lovelle) on six other tunes. Farmer's sound is lyrical even on the uptempo pieces and he is heard throughout in his early prime. Highlights include "Soft Shoe," "I'll Take Romance," "Autumn Nocturne" and an uptempo "Gone with the Wind." One should note that the programming differs from what is listed, with "Soft Shoe" (which should have been the opener) actually appearing fifth and the songs listed as appearing second through fifth moving up to first through fourth. Despite that flaw, the music is quite enjoyable and a must for 1950s bop collectors.

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

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

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.

The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA.
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:06
Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84017 SA
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz

'Blowin' the Blues Away' is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, released on the Blue Note label in 1959 featuring performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and states "Blowin' the Blues Away is one of Horace Silver's all-time Blue Note classics… one of Silver's finest albums, and it's virtually impossible to dislike".

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Remastered, RVG Edition 2002] Re-Up

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Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Remastered, RVG Edition 2002] Re-Up

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [RVG Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 35758 2 3 | Time: 00:40:48

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.

Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)

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Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91143 2 | Time: 01:07:49

Taking in Horace Silver's fertile '50s stretch (volume two covers the '60s), this Blue Note best-of disc is the perfect introductory set for listeners new to the hard bop giant. One of the first of the soul-jazz innovators (listen to that gospel-fired left hand and all that dancefloor-friendly material), Silver also wrote some of the most original cuts of the period and – like Art Blakey – provided a home for many of the best young players of the era. In fact, Silver headed up the first incarnation of the Jazz Messengers with Blakey, some of the fruits of which are heard here ("Preachin'," "Doodlin'," "Room 608"). Moving on to such classic LPs as Six Pieces of Silver ("Cool Eyes," "Senor Blues") and Blowin' the Blues Away ("Peace," "Sister Sadie"), Silver delivers some of the most sophisticated modern swing around with help from the likes of Hank Mobley, Junior Cook, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Doug Watkins, and Louis Hayes. A jazz primer with plenty of memorable tunes to boot.

Inside The Music: Classic Jazz (2001) [DVD-Audio]

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Inside The Music: Classic Jazz (2001) [DVD-Audio]

Inside The Music: Classic Jazz (2001)
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
MLP 5.1 96/24 / Dolby AC3, 5.1 / DTS, 5.1
Jazz | 01:21:20 | ~ 7.46 Gb

While there may never be an truly comprehensive, one-disc "introduction" to jazz in general, CLASSIC JAZZ does indeed come close–at least, regarding mainstream jazz of the 1960s and early '70s. Present are iconic drummer-bandleaders Buddy Rich and Elvin Jones, purveyors of blues-soaked hard bop Cannonball Adderley and Lee Morgan, vibes ace Bobby Hutcherson, soul-jazz stalwarts Gene Harris, Horace Silver, and Grant Green, and more!

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions, Prestige | # CPRJ 7109 SA | Time: 00:46:21
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging. There are a multitude of reasons why Bags' Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonious Monk – which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis' practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver's (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis' choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed.

Stan Getz - Quartet & Quintet 1950-1952 (1992) with Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Al Haig, Duke Jordan [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Quartet & Quintet 1950-1952 (1992) with Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Al Haig, Duke Jordan [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Quartet & Quintet 1950-1952 (1992)
with Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Al Haig, Duke Jordan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Giants Of Jazz | # CD 53137 | Time: 01:08:20

In a three-year period, Stan Getz played with bands featuring either pianist Duke Jordan or a young Horace Silver. This is the boppin' Getz on tenor, playing standards fervently. There are two Gigi Gryce originals, the Getz original "Hershey Bar," and Silver's "Penny" among the 24 tracks. This is a decent introduction to the pre-bossa nova player the world would later know.

Horace Silver - Paris Blues [Recorded 1962] (2002)

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Horace Silver - Paris Blues [Recorded 1962] (2002)

Horace Silver - Paris Blues [Recorded 1962] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo/Fantasy (PACD-5316-2)

Horace Silver is not only important because of his contributions as a pianist/composer; he's also been a first-rate talent scout (much like Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Art Blakey). From Donald Byrd to Joe Henderson to Tom Harrell, so many of Silver's sidemen have come to be recognized as serious jazz heavyweights. The hard bopper led his share of five-star groups - especially in the '50s and '60s - but if any one Silver combo went down in history as his most important, it was the 1959-1964 quintet with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxman Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, and drummer Roy Brooks. And that cohesive group is the one that Silver leads on Paris Blues, which contains previously unreleased performances from an October 6, 1962, appearance at the Olympia Theater in Paris…

VA - On The Corner: Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters (2008) 2CDs

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VA - On The Corner: Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters (2008) 2CDs

Various Artists - On The Corner (2008) 2CDs
Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Label: EMI, Blue Note | # 50999-521428-0-2 | Time: 01:51:12
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul-Jazz

On the Corner is yet another excellent Blue Note U.K. compilation of absolutely killer cuts from Blue Note's prime jazz-funk years in the wake of the soul-jazz explosion of the 1960s and Miles Davis' electric innovations in the late '60s and '70s. Typical of Blue Note in the period, these tracks all came from albums that were, in one sense, birds of a feather. In other words, whatever was "happening," Blue Note recorded it almost exclusively and forced even established artists to fit into that mold. While there were some mixed results, obviously, there is also a wealth of great material to choose from, as this funk-centric compilation makes very clear. One can already judge where the set is headed when it begins with Gene Harris' truly grooving "Losalamitoslatinlovesong." Harris cut three terrific electric jazz-funk sets for the label in the 1970s, only one of which has ever been available on CD. But other selections – such as Eddie Henderson's "Kumquat Kid," Ronnie Foster's "Cheshire Cat," Ronnie Laws' "Always There," and Moacir Santos' "Route" – offer funky fusion delights as well. There are 20 tunes on two discs, each of them jam-packed with gems.

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.

The Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' The Thing - At The Village Gate (1961) [RVG Edition 2006]

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The Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' The Thing - At The Village Gate (1961) [RVG Edition 2006]

The Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' The Thing - At The Village Gate (1961) [RVG Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 416 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 62682 2 4)

This live set (recorded at the Village Gate) finds pianist/composer Horace Silver and his most acclaimed quintet (the one with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Roy Brooks) stretching out on four selections, including his new song "Filthy McNasty." Two shorter performances were added to the CD version of this enjoyable and always funky hard bop session.

Horace Silver Quintet - 6 Pieces Of Silver (1956) [RVG Edition 1999]

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Horace Silver Quintet - 6 Pieces Of Silver (1956) [RVG Edition 1999]

Horace Silver Quintet - Six Pieces Of Silver (1956) [RVG Edition 1999]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 25648 2 8)

The first classic album by the Horace Silver Quintet, this set is highlighted by "Señor Blues" and "Cool Eyes." The early Silver quintet of 1956 was essentially the Jazz Messengers of the year before, with trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and bassist Doug Watkins (while drummer Louis Hayes was in Blakey's place), but already the band was starting to develop a sound of its own. "Señor Blues" officially put Horace Silver on the map, and the album is a hard bop and gospel-tinged jazz gem. This reissue add bonus tracks, including two additional versions of "Señor Blues," including a later vocal rendition by Bill Henderson.