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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991

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.

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

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Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Rock, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Time: 03:30:38

Collection includes 3 solo albums by percussionist and vibraphonist Marc Wagnon and also one collaboration with Mike Clark & Paul Jackson.

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

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Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 515 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Big Band, Swing, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Poll Winners | # PWR 27261 | Time: 01:15:11

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Jazz great on one CD. Contains the complete original album the Exciting Big Band of Terry Gibbs, presenting an outstanding formation that includes such stars as Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli and Frank Rosolino. As a bonus, the complete LP Swing Is Here! Presenting nearly the same band. Includes 16-page booklet.

Terry Gibbs - Terry Gibbs Quartet Plays Terry Gibbs (Featuring Terry Pollard) (2019)

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Terry Gibbs - Terry Gibbs Quartet Plays Terry Gibbs (Featuring Terry Pollard) (2019)

Terry Gibbs - Terry Gibbs Quartet Plays Terry Gibbs (Featuring Terry Pollard) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 455 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:17:31
Jazz, Bop | Label: Fresh Sound Records

These recordings of the Terry Gibbs Quartet reveal, among other virtues, the extraordinary degree of sympathy between Terry and his partner, Miss Terry Pollard, the wonderful pianist of his group. After three years on the road together, the two Terries developed four hands that swing as one. The mental picture of a typical Gibbs performance involves flying mallets, racing thoughts and impulsive improvisation at their most dazzling. There is an essential percussive feel in what most of his fans have come to regard as a typical Gibbs performance; yet there are many occasions when he also offers a discreet and tasteful approach toward slow ballad numbers. All in all, this seems to be as complete a representation as you could wish of the Gibbs talent in every mood.

Gary Burton - The New Quartet (1973) [Re-Up]

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Gary Burton - The New Quartet (1973) [Re-Up]

Gary Burton - The New Quartet (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1030, 835 002-2 | 00:46:26

Not only does this LP feature a "new quartet," but it marks the beginning of Gary Burton's longtime association with ECM. In general, Burton's ECM dates were more introverted and laid-back than his more diverse Atlantic releases, but they always had their moments of interest. On this set, the vibraphonist, guitarist Mick (then known as Michael) Goodrick, bassist Abraham Laboriel, and drummer Harry Blazer perform numbers by Chick Corea ("Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly"), Keith Jarrett ("Coral"), Gordon Beck, Carla Bley, and Mike Gibbs, in addition to Burton's "Brownout." Intriguing if not essential music.

Teddy Charles - A Salute To Hamp (1959) A Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol.1; Remastered Reissue 1994

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Teddy Charles - A Salute To Hamp (1959) A Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol.1; Remastered Reissue 1994

Teddy Charles - A Salute To Hamp (1959)
A Vibraphone Players Of Bethlehem, Vol.1; Remastered Reissue 1994

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Bethlehem | # 20-40082 | Time: 00:48:46

All vibraphonists owe a debt of gratitude to Lionel Hampton for paving the way in traditional and modern jazz, pioneering the instrument as more than in an accompanist role or being heard only in lounges. In his heyday, Teddy Charles was a prime example of taking Hampton's approach to a different level, eventually in hard and post-bop, but here he takes swing era tunes of Hamp's, changing up or editing their melodic structures with a quartet featuring pianist Hank Jones, and a larger ensemble with horn complement. This album as reissued on CD is known as Salute to Hamp and subtitled "The Vibraphone Players of Bethlehem, Vol. 1" as issued originally on the Bethlehem label, reissued by Avenue Jazz. It showcases Charles, not so much in an evolutionary fashion, but as a complete performer and bandleader. He is a singularly unique jazzman who anyone can appreciate, and is quite able to hold interest of listeners beyond conventional wisdom of what well-worn standards can sound like with just a little inspiration and soul.

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

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Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.