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Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride - SuperBass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997) [Re-Up]

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Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride  - SuperBass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997) [Re-Up]

Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride - Super Bass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Bass Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83393 | 00:53:36

This live Boston summit meeting between Ray Brown, Christian McBride and John Clayton was the logical outcome of several joint appearances, as well as an extension of a one-off bass troika track that McBride included on his first solo album. The idea of a bass trio on records probably would have been unthinkable in the primitive days of recording when Brown was coming up, but Telarc's fabulously deep yet clear engineering makes it seem like a natural thing to do. Whether pizzicato or bowed, whether taking the melodic solo or plunking down the 4/4 bottom line, all three perform with amazing panache, taste, humor, lack of ego, and the sheer joy of talking to and against each other beneath the musical staff.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957) [Re-Up]

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957) [Re-Up]

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:10
Cool, Mainstream Jazz, West Coast | Label: EMI-Manhattan | # CDP 7 46857 2

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker. Mulligan and Baker had very few reunions after 1953 but this particular CD from 1957 is an exception. Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special. With expert backup by bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Dave Bailey, these 13 selections (plus two new alternate takes) should please fans of both Mulligan and Baker.

Sebastien Paindestre Trio - album PARIS (2016) [Re-Up]

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Sebastien Paindestre Trio - album PARIS (2016) [Re-Up]

Sébastien Paindestre Trio - album PARIS (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:40:43
Contemporary Jazz, Straight-Ahead, Mainstream Jazz | Label: La Fabrica'son

French pianist Sebastien Paindestre – last heard on the French/American quartet Atlantico's En Rouge (La Fabrica'son, 2016) – leads his own trio in a mostly-original program. The liner notes credit a Fender Rhodes technician, and the opener "Scottish Folk Song" (by Walt Weiskopf) shows why. After introducing the tune on acoustic piano with double bassist Jean-Claude Oleksiak and drummer Antoine Paganotti (with the pastoral sound promised by the title) the Rhodes makes a dramatic entry with a distorted, highly electronic sound. It's very distinctive, almost like a synthesizer rather than a piano, and it brings out an aggressive side to Paindestre's soloing. The instrument performs a similar function on the third track, "Gaza-Paris-Jerusalem (For Peace)." There it is used both as a solo voice and as the voice of conflict during a brief unsettled section. The Beatles tune "Mother Nature's Son" gets a memorable jazz treatment next. The Rhodes is used to play the head, this time with a more conventional celeste-like bell sound. Bassist Oleksiak also gets a nice solo showcase.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)

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Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic/WEA | # 8122-79688-8 (WPCR-27034)

Other than two numbers cut for the Progressive label in Houston a couple years earlier (and thus far never reissued), this Atlantic session (put out as a Koch CD in 1999) was the recording debut for the remarkable Phineas Newborn. The 24-year-old pianist's playing on this trio/quartet date with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke (and occasionally guitarist Calvin Newborn) is virtuosic to say the least, on Oscar Peterson's level if not Art Tatum's. Newborn rips through the repertoire (which is highlighted by "Barbados," "Celia," "Daahoud," and "Afternoon in Paris"); try to tap your foot to "Celia" without breaking your ankle!

Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]

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Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]

Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 786 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 02:38:10
Cool, Mainstream Jazz, West Coast | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC1054

This 2-CD set presents the legendary valve trombonist acting as co-leader with Zoot Sims on the January 1956 album "Tonite's Music Today" and as leader of three separate studio groups on the self-titled "Brookmeyer" from October of the same year. He's leader of the BB Quartet on "The Blues - Hot and Cold" from June 1960, and finally shares leadership on "Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer" from September 1961.

Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989 [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989 [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:04:40
Cool, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4783-2

Stan Getz was such a consistent performer and had such a beautiful tone that nearly all of his recordings are well worth getting. The two radio appearances heard on this 1997 CD are even on a higher level than normal. Joined by pianist Kenny Barron, either Ray Drummond or Yashuito Mori on bass, and drummer Ben Riley, Getz is heard at the peak of his powers on a pair of obscurities (Kenny Barron's "Feijada" and Gigi Gryce's "Stan's Blues") and six numbers (including "Voyage," "Blood Count" and "Warm Valley") that he recorded numerous times. To hear Getz adding even more beauty to Mal Waldron's already gorgeous "Soul Eyes" is a memorable experience.

Harry Allen & Mitsuaki Kishi - Kishi Mitsuaki Trio And Harry Allen (2017)

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Harry Allen & Mitsuaki Kishi - Kishi Mitsuaki Trio And Harry Allen (2017)

Harry Allen & Mitsuaki Kishi - Kishi Mitsuaki Trio And Harry Allen (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 351.49 Mb | 01:05:01 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: Swing Bros. Records Inc. - CMSB-28037

Harry Allen (born October 12, 1966) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent able to play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, and Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton. He is best known for his work with John Colianni, Dori Caymmi, Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 10, Vol. 1 (2020)

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Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 10, Vol. 1 (2020)

Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 10, Vol. 1 (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 162.92 Mb | 01:05:25 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Temps Record

Joan Chamorro has already finished the new album of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band. It's called Jazzing 10 Vol. 1, will be released on May 8 and is a tribute to American trumpeter Clifford Brown (1930-1956). The album Jazzig 10 Vol. 1 (Record Time) also includes collaborations from Dick Oatts, Scott Hamilton, Andrea Motis and Fredrik Norén. The songs were recorded live at a concert by the band at La Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), and the repertoire consists of original Brown songs and other songs often performed by Clifford Brown.

VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 863 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Label: Venus | # VHCD-1108 | Time: 02:17:59
Jazz, Lounge, Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz

A nice compilation of jazz lounge, to spend the evening with a glass of fine wine. Eddie Higgins, Steve Kuhn, Ted Rosenthal, Nicki Parrott, Enrico Rava, Eddie Alen, Phil Woods, and more, and more…

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004 [Re-Up]

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Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004 [Re-Up]

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:22
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7125

One can sympathize with Freddie Cole's plight. The younger brother of Nat King Cole, Freddie has spent most of his life in his brother's shadow, even though Nat died in 1965. The problem is that Freddie is also a pianist/vocalist and sometimes performs similar material. In fact, the title of this CD is a bit absurd, since Cole is heard playing in the same type of group that Nat made famous (a trio with guitarist Ed Zad and bassist Eddie Edwards) and his repertoire includes such songs as "Home Fried Potatoes," "To Whom It May Concern," "The Best Man," and a ten-minute, six-song "Nat Cole Medley." Add to that such originals as "He Was the King" and "I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me," and one is not allowed to forget for a moment that Freddie was Nat's brother. Actually, Freddie has an older and raspier voice (which is natural, since he has outlived Nat) and his piano style is more tied to 1950s jazz (such as Red Garland) than to swing. This fairly definitive CD from Freddie Cole does give one a strong sampling of his talents.

Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

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Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Scans ~ 178 Mb | Time: 00:56:22
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Discmedi | # DM5182-02

This aptly named set was recorded on November 28, 1972, in Barcelona, Spain. Although many of Ben Webster's European sessions suffered when compared to his American ones, this outing is one of the exceptions, due in no small part to the fluid piano work of Tete Montoliu. Supported by a rhythm section of Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums, both Webster and Montoliu have plenty of room to breathe, and the result is a wonderful and pleasant set highlighted by the opening track, "Ben's Blues," and an easy, elegant version of "Sweet Georgia Brown." Webster's trademark breathy tenor sax tone is in full supply here, but the real revelation is Montoliu, who proves to be a marvelous jazz pianist, making Gentle Ben somewhat of an overlooked gem.

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included
Label: Pacific Jazz | # 7243 8 35634 2 5 | Time: 02:04:54
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker (trumpet) and Stan Getz (tenor sax). Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would rather not be in the same room at the same time, Baker and Getz are able to create some legitimately brilliant improvisation. For the Haig set, Getz had been brought in to co-lead a quartet with Baker for an incarcerated Gerry Mulligan.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Stan Gets, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Muligan, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994

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The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:11
Cool, Bop, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony/Legacy | # 475699 2

The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.

David Finck - Low Standards (2017)

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David Finck - Low Standards (2017)

David Finck - Low Standards (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 264.30 Mb | 46:24 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Soundbrush Records

One of today’s most versatile and in-demand bassists, David Finck has developed into an impressive composer, arranger, and producer. Future Day (Soundbrush Records), his debut CD as a leader, garnered an impressive amount of critical raves. Once again in the studio with his long time colaborators Joe Locke, Gary Versace, Carl Allen, Jim Saporito with guests Ali Ryerson and Alexis Cole, Finck has produced a recording full of delightful surpirses, as his perspective form the low end of the band propels the songs to new levels of beauty and swing.