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Dave Brubeck - All The Things We Are (1976) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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Dave Brubeck - All The Things We Are (1976) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

Dave Brubeck - All The Things We Are (1976) Remastered 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:05
Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Atlantic/Warner Bros. | # 8122-79641-1/WPCR-27216

All the Things We Are is a bit unusual in the Dave Brubeck discography. The pianist is heard in a quartet with altoist Lee Konitz on "Like Someone in Love" and a brief "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," with avant-garde giant Anthony Braxton (also on alto) featured on "In Your Own Sweet Way," while both Konitz and Braxton team up for "All the Things You Are." In addition, the Brubeck Trio (with bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson) plays an exquisite and frequently exciting 21-minute, five-song "Jimmy Van Heusen Medley." A total success, this "experimental" Brubeck set is highly recommended.

Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue

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Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue

Jim Hall - …Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Label: Milestone/Original Jazz Classics | # OJCCD-649-2 (M-9037)
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Time: 00:39:44

Although the rhythm section was more "modern" than he usually used (keyboardist Benny Aronov, bassist Malcolm Cecil, and Airto Moreira on drums and percussion), guitarist Jim Hall (who always had a harmonically advanced style anyway) has little difficulty adapting to the fresh setting. Highlights of the well-rounded CD reissue include Hall's "Simple Samba," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," an unaccompanied "I Should Care," and Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz".

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) Remastered Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) Remastered Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) Remastered 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 75 Mb
Label: Impulse! | # IMP 11552 | Time: 00:33:04 | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Modal, Post-Bop

One of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing, that at once compiled all of the innovations from his past, spoke to the current of deep spirituality that liberated him from addictions to drugs and alcohol, and glimpsed at the future innovations of his final two and a half years. Recorded over two days in December 1964, Trane's classic quartet–Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison– stepped into the studio and created one of the most the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their bountiful relationship. From the undulatory (and classic) bassline at the intro to the last breathy notes, Trane is at the peak of his logical and emotionally varied soloing, while the rest of the group is completely atttuned to his spiritual vibe.

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.

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Japan 1st Press}

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Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Japan 1st Press}

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 236 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | 00:39:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Post Bop | Milestone Records / Victor #VDP-37

Sunny Days, Starry Nights is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1984, featuring performances by Rollins with Clifton Anderson, Mark Soskin, Russell Blake and Tommy Campbell. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "By 1984 it was a common complaint that Sonny Rollins's live appearances were much more exciting than his studio recordings. Although none of the latter were throwaways (and virtually all of the Milestone sessions have their moments of interest), few were real gems. Sunny Days, Starry Nights as usual finds the great tenor at his best on the two ballads ("I'm Old Fashioned" and Noel Coward's "I'll See You Again") while the other four originals have been largely forgotten." Music critic Robert Christgau called the album "His most accessible and uncompromised album in more than a decade is soaked in the swinging pan-Caribbean 'calypso' that's been his special pleasure since the '50s…"

Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity (2000) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity (2000) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Bobo Stenson Trio - Serenity (2000) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Covers included | 01:30:42
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Free Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1740/41

Serenity is a double album by Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson recorded in 1999 and released on the ECM label. The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Simply put, there are no records like the Stenson Trio's Serenity. The band has outdone themselves by their slow, careful development over three records and has become one of the premier rhythm trios on the planet. Serenity is not only the group's coup de grace, but also a jazz masterpiece of the highest order". The JazzTimes review by Stuart Nicholson stated "Here, Stenson emerges as an original voice within jazz, which in these renascent times is cause enough for celebration".

Mitchel Forman - Childhood Dreams (1982)

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Mitchel Forman - Childhood Dreams (1982)

Mitchel Forman - Childhood Dreams (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Soul Note | # 121050-2 | 00:44:36

Mitchel Forman’s first solo piano album for Soul Note recorded in Milan in 1982. Forman has pointed to a number of legendary jazz pianists as his "first heroes", including Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016 [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016 [Re-Up]

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2147 | 00:51:13

Miles in the Sky reflects the intriguing curiosities and rainbow possibilities suggested by the album cover. Miles Davis’ fifth and final album with his classic second quintet is kaleidoscopic in sound, forward-looking in structure, and contextually grounded in approach. As the legendary leader’s first venture into what would become fusion, it’s historical for containing the premier appearances of electric piano, bass, and guitar on a Davis effort. Laden with rich textures and style-bridging elements, Mobile Fidelity’s SACD brings the aural magic into focus. Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile version of Miles in the Sky joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity.

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

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Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:36
Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2148

Since it's billed as "Directions in Music by Miles Davis," it should come as little surprise that Filles de Kilimanjaro is the beginning of a new phase for Miles, the place that he begins to dive headfirst into jazz-rock fusion. It also happens to be the swan song for his second classic quintet, arguably the finest collective of musicians he ever worked with, and what makes this album so fascinating is that it's possible to hear the breaking point – though his quintet all followed him into fusion (three of his supporting players were on In a Silent Way), it's possible to hear them all break with the conventional notions of what constituted even adventurous jazz, turning into something new. According to Miles, the change in "direction" was as much inspired by a desire to return to something earthy and bluesy as it was to find new musical territory, and Filles de Kilimanjaro bears him out.

Massimo De Mattia - Trilemma (2013) {Caligola}

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Massimo De Mattia - Trilemma (2013) {Caligola}

Massimo De Mattia - Trilemma (2013) {Caligola}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 218MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Nuovo lavoro per il flautista di Pordenone (incisione del 2012), in trio con due fedelissimi quali Cesselli e Turchet, e nuovo centro. Persino prevedibile, verrebbe da dire (ovviamente nel senso migliore del termine), perché da Massimo De Mattia, ormai da molti anni figura nodale sulla mappa del jazz nostrano (magari non tutti se ne sono accorti, ma pazienza…), non ci aspettiamo mai di meno. Il disco, breve (39'), si sviluppa attraverso sedici brani di ammirevole concisione (a parte il primo "Trilemma," nessuno raggiunge i quattro minuti, e sette rimangono addirittura sotto i due) in cui i tre musicisti scovano abbinamenti strumentali variegati, senza che nulla venga mai dato per scontato (il che è ovviamente pregio non da poco). Dopo il citato "Trilemma" d'avvio, episodio scuro, quasi spettrale, una sorta di memento, a firma di Cesselli, si alternano guizzi e segmenti in cui tutto sembra invece stemperarsi.

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)

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Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Cellar Live | # CL111214 | 01:01:12

Jackie McLean was a hard-bop alto saxophonist with a fiery tight tone, who recorded extensively in the ‘50s and ‘60s mainly with Blue Note Records. Although his forays with an organ was confined to two albums with Jimmy Smith Open House and Plain Talk, Cory Weeds’ decision to use an organ on this session does not stray off the mark. Condition Blue accomplishes the band’s intention, to acknowledge a saxophonist who had an exploratory vision. In a set list of either McLean originals, or compositions associated with him, this tight-knit band delivers the goods in firm, yet flexible style. The key players in this session in addition, to the cooly effective altoist Weeds, are Mike LeDonne, a B-3 player of energetic disposition, and creative guitarist Peter Bernstein. Also along is drummer Joe Farnsworth who is a propulsive player.

Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Galaxy/Ace/ZYX | # 2GCD-8201-2 | Time: 02:25:23

This was the first and last time Pepper worked with Jordan, and came about as a result of Pepper's usual pianist, George Cables, being unable to make the dates at Club Montmartre in Copenhagen. To Pepper's dismay, Danmarks Radio decided to record the first gig of the Montmartre series. Pepper need not have worried – the show was a rousing success, with the band tackling a set of standards (and a couple of Pepper originals) with such verve and determination that relatively simple tunes turned into astounding solo workouts (there are several drum and bass solos to be heard on this record), the amazing highlight of which is a shot at "Besame Mucho" that rounds out to twenty-two minutes. Art Pepper was in the process of dying at the time this recording was made, but there's no lack of energy, no loss of vitality. A two-CD live jazz set that's well worth having and should not be overlooked.

Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb - Reunion (2010)

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Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb - Reunion (2010)

Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb - Reunion (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 412 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Origin | # 82569 | Time: 01:04:04

Hadley Caliman recorded a few albums in the 1970s, then didn't record as a leader for several decades until after retiring from his teaching job, then came a series of CDs issued by Origin, of which this is the third. This reunion with fellow tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb marks their first opportunity to play together since the mid-'60s, aside from one brief meeting in the 40-plus-year stretch leading up to this record date. Many two-tenor sax sessions end up being battles, but the two veterans are old friends who aren't trying to top one another and instead focus on inspiring each other's playing. The potent rhythm section includes pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Chuck Deardorf, and drummer John Bishop, all seasoned players who provide excellent support throughout the date. There's plenty of fire in the rousing workout of "Love for Sale." The very deliberate setting of "I Thought About You" features some of Caliman's most powerful solo work, while the two tenor men have a ball in the loping treatment of Freddie Hubbard's timeless jazz waltz "Up Jumped Spring." The bulk of the CD features strong original compositions. Caliman contributed the vibrant "Comencia," blending a slight Afro-Cuban flavor in a brisk bop vehicle, as well as the hypnotic "Gala," which proves to be the most dramatic performance of the session.

Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)

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Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)

Winard Harper - Trap Dancer (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Savant, SCD 2013 | ~ 348 or 137 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Hard Bop, Post-Bop

Drummer Winard Harper leads a fine hard bop quintet on Trap Dancer, which consists of five standards and a variety of obscure originals, including one song apiece from Gary Bartz and Jimmy Heath. Trumpeter Patrick Rickman, tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, and pianist George Cables take consistently worthwhile solos, and although there are a couple brief percussion pieces ("Oamara" and "Allahu Akbra"), Harper does not feature himself all that much except in support of the lead voices…

Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)

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Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)

Kenny Barron - Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Ten (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4466 | Time: 01:03:24

Producing a darker tone from the Maybeck Yamaha piano than do some other participants in the series, Kenny Barron gets a chance to flaunt a wider range of his influences than he usually does in a group format. Barron opens with a stride-ish "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," which sports a few minor fluffs (this is live, folks), and then explores a number of diverse styles under the bop umbrella. Barron's "Bud-Like" has reminiscences of "Un Poco Loco," built on an ostinato bass pattern most of the way, with a witty "Bemsha Swing." As usual with Maybeck, the sound of the hall's bright, brittle Yamaha piano is brilliantly captured.