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The Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia (2011)

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The Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia (2011)

The Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.54 Mb + 20.00 Mb (Scans) | 54:19
Swing, Big Band | Country: UK | Label: BBC Radio 3 - BLCB001

Formed by broadcaster Alyn Shipton and German saxophonist Matthias Seuffert in 2004, the Buck Clayton Legacy Band features music written and arranged by the great swing trumpeter. Buck Clayton (1911-1991) was the star of Count Basie s band in the 1930s and 1940s, took his own band to China before World War 2, and in the 1950s and 60s became synonymous with the swing jam session. In later life, he retired from playing the trumpet, and reinvented himself as a bandleader and arranger.

Acker Bilk - After Midnight (1990)

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Acker Bilk - After Midnight (1990)

Acker Bilk - After Midnight (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 405.58 Mb | 01:15:31 | Cover
Jazz, Easy Listening | Country: USA | Label: Pickwick Music - PWKM 4019

Bernard Stanley Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an Acker Bilk, English clarinettist and vocalist known for his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register style, and distinctive appearance – of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat. Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaking at number two, and was the first No. 1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Coleman Hawkins - In Europe 1934-1939 (1993)

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Coleman Hawkins - In Europe 1934-1939 (1993)

Coleman Hawkins - In Europe 1934-1939 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 208.72 Mb + 52.03 Mb (Scans) | 59:22
Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Timeless Records - CBC 1-006 JAZZ

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". Hawkins biographer John Chilton described the prevalent styles of tenor saxophone solos prior to Hawkins as "mooing" and "rubbery belches."

The Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis - Standards Zone (1990)

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The Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis - Standards Zone (1990)

The Brian Melvin Trio Featuring Jaco Pastorius And Jon Davis - Standards Zone (1990)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Global Pacific Records (R2 79335)

This straight-ahead trio date led by drummer Brian Melvin is most notable for being electric bassist Jaco Pastorius' final recording, cut just a year before his premature death. With Melvin and pianist Jon Davis (whose style is most influenced by McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock), Pastorius was free to be very active in accompanying the piano solos, and he gets to stretch out on nearly every tune. Those listeners who stereotype Pastorius as a fusion-rock bassist will be surprised by the song titles, which include "Days of Wine and Roses," "So What," "If You Could See Me Now," "Tokyo Blues," and "Village Blues." The recording is consistently stimulating and serves as a strong final musical chapter for the great Jaco Pastorius.

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.

Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)

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Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)

Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 552 MB | Tracks: 8 | 78:48 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Dreamland Records

That group is appended here by Mallorcan Hammond B‑3 organist Llorenç Barceló, whose playing creates a wide palette of tonal, rhythmic, and textural possibilities. Grossmann’s eight compositions continue to evoke Coltrane as a touchstone, but they also embrace the polyrhythmic traditions of the African continent and filter their discoveries through the band’s innate groove consciousness. … Here, their inspiration, communication, and profound exploration, result in a new watermark for excellence in jazz.

[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)

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[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)

[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 464 MB | Tracks: 4 | 74:56 min
Style: Jazz | Label: OTOROKU

Ahmed – the quartet of Pat Thomas (piano), Antonin Gerbal (drums), Joel Grip (bass) and Seymour Wright (alto saxophone) – make music of heavy rhythm, repetition and syncopation set deep into an understanding of jazz and the obscure depths of its history. Across the 2 LPs which make up ‘Super Majnoon [East Meets West]’ the group work and rework the music of the late musician Ahmed Abdul-Malik to create a stamping, swinging, relentlessly propulsive record where profundity and physicality root right back to ecstatic feeling.

Dixie Dregs - King Bisquit Flower Hour (1979) {King Biscuit Flower}

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Dixie Dregs - King Bisquit Flower Hour (1979) {King Biscuit Flower}

Dixie Dregs - King Bisquit Flower Hour (1979) {King Biscuit Flower}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 449MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion

This live CD captured a quite strong performance by the Dregs. You'll get straight rock and roll, country, fusion,some blues, and more… all performed incredibly tight by the band. In my opinion, The Dregs were one of the best ensembles out there, specially Guitar virtuoso Steve Morse, who can play any style in top form. He masters the instrument in an awesome way; even Steve Howe of Yes has expressed his admiration for his wide vocabulary, technique and feeling. Highly recommended.

Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}

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Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}

Dixie Dregs - Dregs Of The Earth (1980) {Arista}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion

Their best up to this point. I'm Freaking Out is the top composition they ever did. New keyboardist T Lavitz really shines on that one, as well as Morgenstein. The Great Spectacular is a re-recording of a song from their pre-label release of the same name, and it features one of Morse's best solos ever laid to wax. Both of the Dregs album standards, the classical piece and the country tune have strong representatives on here as well. They thought enough of Road Expense to open their first live album years later. Not a down track on here.

Pastorius - Live In New York City Vol. 1-4 (1990-1992)

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Pastorius - Live In New York City Vol. 1-4 (1990-1992)

Pastorius - Live In New York City Vol. 1-4 (1990-1992)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 1,52 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 666 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Big World Music

Tragic genius who reinvented the electric bass guitar, playing complex, long lines and amazing solos at remarkable speeds.
Jaco Pastorius was a meteor who blazed on to the scene in the 1970s, only to flame out tragically in the 1980s. With a brilliantly fleet technique and fertile melodic imagination, Pastorius made his fretless electric bass leap out from the depths of the rhythm section into the front line with fluid machine-gun-like passages that demanded attention. He also sported a strutting, dancing, flamboyant performing style and posed a further triple-threat as a talented composer, arranger and producer. He and Stanley Clarke were the towering influences on their instrument in the 1970s…

Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)

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Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)

Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 MB | Tracks: 19 | 60:01 min
Style: Funk, Nu-Jazz, Breakbeat, Electronic. Nu-Disco | Label: Timewarp Music

After a long time in the waiting line, we are thrilled to present the fourth full length album from Timewarp inc. Yes indeed, this time on wax with a limited 250 copies double 12” black vinyl edition, packaged on a heavy duty gatefold. Yes we are proud to say that this is our third vinyl release to date. Theory of Revolution is a strong album release, bringing 19 freshly produced tracks. A few of them where previous released on singles and ep’s and only on the digital domain format though the past years, most of them gained great success & big attention, with many playlists from dj’s and radio stations all over the world.

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

How Birds Work - Live at the Artists' Quarter (2004)

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How Birds Work - Live at the Artists' Quarter (2004)

How Birds Work - Live at the Artists' Quarter (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 357.53 Mb | 55:16 | Cover
Post-Bop | Label: The Artists' Quarter

“We all listen to what’s happening moment to moment and try to contribute a part that no one else would think of. When we open it up, it’s like, whoa. It might not be obvious to listeners where the top or the bridge of the tune is. But we always come back.” – Peter Schimke, How Birds Work (Mpls-St Paul Magazine)

Sherman Irby - Full Circle (1997)

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Sherman Irby - Full Circle (1997)

Sherman Irby - Full Circle (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 337.56 Mb | 01:01:36 | Covers
Post-Bop, Alto Saxophone | Label: Blue Note - CDP 7243 8 52251 2 3

The 1997 release Full Circle from altoist Sherman Irby is mostly quite relaxed, with the majority of the selections being taken at slower tempos. Even John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" is interpreted as a relaxed waltz. Irby has a warm and soulful sound on alto while being quite skillful at improvising over complex chord changes. A change of pace on this generally introspective set takes place on "Wee," an up-tempo bebop jam with Charlie Persip taking Dana Murray's place on drums. Otherwise, Irby is joined by Murray, the fine piano soloist James Hurt, and bassist Eric Revis throughout a thought-provoking program of originals. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)

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Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)

Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 362.76 Mb | 59:37 | Cover
Modal, Post-Bop, Bop | Country: USA | Label: Columbia - CK078826

For his third and final Columbia CD, young trumpeter Marlon Jordan (21 at the time) still sounded pretty derivative of inspiration Wynton Marsalis and Miles Davis. His hard bop quintet (which also includes tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield, the brilliant pianist Eric Reed, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Troy Davis) is heard performing six of the trumpeter's originals, plus John Coltrane's "Village Blues," with spirit and swing, although not many original ideas. Jordan was one of the youngest of the Young Lions but, even in the late 1990s, he has still plenty of unrealized potential. A good but not essential outing. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow