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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.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:54
Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz | # SV-0111

This album is certain to be placed in the MJQ section of any shop that carries it. In reality though, only four of the cuts here feature the permanent, stand-alone, 1952-vintage Modern Jazz Quartet; the other eight having been done in the summer and fall of 1951, when they were still known as the Milt Jackson Quartet, with Jackson providing all of the original material. The differences are so subtle as to be indistinguishable – Milt Jackson and John Lewis are on every cut, while Al Johns subs for Kenny Clarke on drums, and Ray Brown precedes Percy Heath on four of the tracks. Clarke's drumming is more impressive in its quiet way, but Ray Brown's bass work is simpler and more forceful.

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

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VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005) 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142)

VA - Be-Bop Masters (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Jazz & Tzaz | # 0046-2 | Time: 00:53:47

A Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 142). Featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro and many others.

VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994

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VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994

VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Swing | Label: GRP/MCA/impulse! | # GRD150 | Time: 00:52:07

On Jan. 3, 1963 producer-writer Joachim Berendt organized a concert in Germany featuring some of the top American jazzmen who were then residing in Europe. Originally released as 13 songs on two LPs, eight of the performances have been reissued on this single CD; left out are five of the seven numbers from Vol. 1 (three with clarinetist Albert Nicholas and one apiece with bluesmen Champion Jack Dupree and Curtis Jones). The CD contains a pair of fine features for tenor saxophonist Don Byas (including a lengthy workout on "All the Things You Are"), ballad showcases for trumpeter Idrees Sulieman ("I Can't Get Started") and pianist Bud Powell ("'Round Midnight"), two numbers by a trio consisting of guitarist Jimmy Gourley, organist Lou Bennett and drummer Kenny Clarke, and a pair of Bill Smith originals featuring the clarinetist in a quintet with altoist Herb Geller and guitarist Gourley. A fine bop-oriented set of music by a variety of mostly underrated players.