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John Coltrane Quartet - Live at the Half Note February 23, 1963 (Remastered) (1984/2020)

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John Coltrane Quartet - Live at the Half Note February 23, 1963 (Remastered) (1984/2020)

John Coltrane Quartet - Live at the Half Note February 23, 1963 (Remastered) (1984/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 664 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 276 Mb | 02:00:33
Jazz, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Audio Fidelity Records

John Coltrane's "Live At The Half Note" on the Laserlight label is an excellent look at what is arguably jazz's greatest quartet - the "Classic Quartet" of Trane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones - in an intimate club setting. It is during performances like these, where Coltrane had the ability to stretch out and play at length, improvising and creating on the spur of the moment, that he further developed his signature, searching style.

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow - Fly Away Little Bird (1992) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Sunnyside | # SSC 3504 | 01:16:39

Why aren't there more recordings like Fly Away Little Bird? Perhaps it's because there aren't more musicians of this stature. The studio reunion of the legendarily experimental Jimmy Giuffre 3 in 1992 was reissued in 2002 on the French Sunnyside label and is a radical departure from anything the trio had done in the past. These studio apparitions of the band are their most seamlessly accessible while being wildly exploratory. In addition to the consummate improvisations and compositions by Giuffre (title track, a redone "Tumbleweed"), the tender meditations by Steve Swallow ("Fits" and "Starts"), and the bottom-register contrapuntal improves by Paul Bley ("Qualude"), this is a trio recording that uses standards such as "Lover Man," a radically and gorgeously reworked "I Can't Get Started," "Sweet and Lovely," and "All the Things You Are" to state hidden textural possibilities inside chromatic harmony. There is never the notion of restraint in the slow, easy, and proactive way these compositions are approached.

Teodross Avery - After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane (Live) (2019)

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Teodross Avery - After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane (Live) (2019)

Teodross Avery - After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 394 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:29
Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Tompkins Square Records

In the beginning there was John Coltrane. Teodross Avery experienced an epiphany at 13 when he first heard Trane’s “Giant Steps.” He emerged in the mid-1990s with two critically hailed releases for GRP/Impulse! Avery’s long and productive journey has taken him down many musical paths, from gigs with jazz legends and hip hop stars to sessions with NEA Jazz Masters and platinum pop albums. With his Tompkins Square label debut After The Rain: A Night for Coltrane, Avery has found his way back home, reasserting himself as a supremely eloquent exponent of the post-Trane jazz continuum.​

Pharoah Sanders - Live in Paris 1975 (2020)

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Pharoah Sanders - Live in Paris 1975 (2020)

Pharoah Sanders - Live in Paris 1975 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:40
Spiritual Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Transversales Disques

Transversales Disques presents Pharoah Sanders Live in Paris (1975). A never-before released ORTF recording performed live at studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris. First official release with the full permission and cooperation of the National Audiovisual Institute. Mastered from the original master tapes.

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004 [Re-Up]

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Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004 [Re-Up]

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 372 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 87165 | Time: 02:34:18

Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. project with his former bandmates from the Miles Davis Quintet – Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams – and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was a band that almost single-handedly tried to re-establish acoustic jazz in the United States. And though they made three recordings, all of which were favorably reviewed and heralded by true jazz fans, none of them sold very well, and the band could find few gigs in the United States. The 1978 tour of major cities was thought to be a triumph at the time, but the unit could find few gigs afterward, and so its various members all went back to their other projects. In 1979, they got the opportunity to tour Japan and jumped at the chance. Sony, Hancock's Japanese label, recorded the two evenings, and the first, which took place during a furious rainstorm, was broadcast live on national television! Live Under the Sky marks the first time that this album has been available in the United States in any form.

John Coltrane - My Favourite Things (+ Bags & Trane) (1961) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

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John Coltrane - My Favourite Things (+ Bags & Trane) (1961) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2012 [Re-Up]

John Coltrane - My Favourite Things (+ Bags & Trane) (1961) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 M | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Hard Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD440 | Time: 01:17:24

Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz date made in 1960 was recorded in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet – which includes Coltrane (soprano/tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) – allow for tastefully executed passages à la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis - The Music of Wayne Shorter (2020)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis - The Music of Wayne Shorter (2020)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis - The Music of Wayne Shorter (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 535 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 201 Mb | 01:27:43
Jazz, Modal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Blue Engine Records

“He’s at the highest level of our music—you can’t get any higher than him.” So says Wynton Marsalis of the legendary saxophonist, composer, and band leader Wayne Shorter. With a legendary career spanning over 60 years, the 11-time GRAMMY award winner (including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy) has released countless classic records and amassed a canon of lyrical, introspective music that stands up to the greatest jazz composers. In 2015, the formidable 81-year-old joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis onstage for three unforgettable nights; the result is The Music of Wayne Shorter, out Jan. 31 on CD and digital formats.

Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Miles Davis - The Real… Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 03:26:47
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88697915492

The three-disc anthology The Real…Miles Davis: The Ultimate Miles Davis Collection brings together tracks the legendary trumpeter recorded for Columbia during the '50s and '60s. These are some of Davis' best-known and most influential recordings when he was at the height of his pre-fusion, modern jazz career. Included are such cuts as "So What," "I Thought About You," "Stella by Starlight," "Milestones," and more.

VA - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8: Japan - Modal, Esoteric and Ethereal Jazz From Japan 1961-1983. Parts I & II (2018)

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VA - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8: Japan - Modal, Esoteric and Ethereal Jazz From Japan 1961-1983. Parts I & II (2018)

VA - Spiritual Jazz Vol. 8: Japan - Modal, Esoteric and Ethereal Jazz From Japan 1961-1983. Parts I & II (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:34:52 | 868 Mb
Jazz | Label: Jazzman Records

The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the same time that the modal jazz of Miles and Coltrane was bursting forth in the US, but which also too so many twists and turns of its own – with some very strong influences along the way from Japanese folk and culture! Much of this music was initially restricted only to release on Japanese labels – and even later, as some of the artists attained fame, the global circulation of their music only happened with more commercial recordings.