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Mingus Big Band - Tonight At Noon... Three Or Four Shades Of Love (2002)

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Mingus Big Band - Tonight At Noon... Three Or Four Shades Of Love (2002)

Mingus Big Band - Tonight At Noon… Three Or Four Shades Of Love (2002)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 421 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 81 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Dreyfus (DRY-CD-36633)

Tonight at Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love marks the 80th anniversary of Charles Mingus' birth and is the seventh recording in a series that pays tribute to his music. The CD features the talents of the Mingus Big Band, a 14-piece rotating ensemble launched in 1991 by the widow of the composer/arranger/bassist, Sue Mingus. The thematic focus of the CD is love and its ten love songs also mark the debut of the Charles Mingus Orchestra, which is featured on four of the songs. The previously unreleased "Love's Fury" features a stellar arrangement by Syl Johnson as well as the very lyrical compositions Charles Mingus never quite received recognition for. Known primarily for his aggressive bebop basslines, these rarely performed compositions are dramatically and beautifully voiced by soloists - trumpeter Randy Brecker and Craig Handy on "Love Is a Dangerous Thing"…

Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Dauod (Japanese SHM-CD) (1970/2021)

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Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Dauod (Japanese SHM-CD) (1970/2021)

Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Dauod (Japanese SHM-CD) (1970/2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 254 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:46:11
Avant-Garde Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Label: Impulse! Records

Ptah, the El Daoud, recorded and released in 1970, is the third solo album by Alice Coltrane. The album was recorded in the basement of her house in Dix Hills on Long Island, New York. This was Coltrane's first album with horns (aside from one track on A Monastic Trio (1968), on which Pharoah Sanders played bass clarinet). Sanders is recorded on the right channel and Joe Henderson on the left channel throughout. Coltrane noted: "Joe Henderson is more on the intellectual side, while Pharoah is more abstract, more transcendental."

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.

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)

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Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 388 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 240 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (980 692-0)

Sacha Distel was one of the top jazz guitarists and chanson singers in France. A prolific recording artist, Distel recorded more than 200 tunes including his biggest hit, "Scoubidou," in 1958. In addition to appearing in several French films, he became one of France's most popular television actors. Distel inherited his love of music from his mother, who played piano, and an uncle, Ray Ventura, who was a renowned bandleader and composer. Trained by Henry Salvador, guitarist/singer for Ventura's orchestra, Distel was a featured soloist with his school orchestra by the age of 13. He established his early reputation as accompanist for French vocalist Juliette Gréco.
Following a stint in the French military, he spent an extended period in New York, haunting jazz clubs in Manhattan and Harlem. Returning to France, Distel launched his solo career…

Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCO-90208)

This nearly forgotten Brazilian trombonist - a protégé of Airto Moreira and Flora Purim who made a moderate impact in the U.S. in the '70s only to mysteriously give it up and return to Brazil and subsequent obscurity - resurfaces on a CD reissue of a star-studded session from 1974. Producer Airto, who appears frequently on percussion (never mind the camouflaged percussion credits "Kenneth Nash and others; " one shake and you know it's Airto), succeeded in enlisting J.J. Johnson to make the horn arrangements and getting the polyrhythmic drums of Jack DeJohnette to drive the session. Cannonball Adderley makes one of his last appearances on record (he died nine months later), his alto sax burning in an otherwise cluttered stab at Baden Powell's "Canto de Ossanha," and venturing on the outside on "Chants to Burn"…

Don Rendell Quintet - Space Walk (Remastered 2020) (1972/2021)

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Don Rendell Quintet - Space Walk (Remastered 2020) (1972/2021)

Don Rendell Quintet - Space Walk (Remastered 2020) (1972/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:40
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Decca Records

A figure in British modern jazz for over half a century, Don Rendell was both active protagonist and key witness to the main developments in the music from its rise out of tiny clubs and back rooms on up to the most prestigious national stages. From his earliest performances in London’s West End and his work of the 50s and 60s — most not ably with the Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet — to the lower profile work of the 70s and 80s, his quite assurance and consistent performance marked him out as a highly respected figure among his peers.

Chihiro Yamanaka - Live in New York (2011) DVD9

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Chihiro Yamanaka - Live in New York (2011) DVD9

Chihiro Yamanaka - Live in New York (2011)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps | ~ 5.2 Gb
Label: Universal Music Company / Verve | # UCBJ-1006 | Time: 01:16:51
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Neo-Bop, Piano Jazz

Chihiro Yamanaka is an internationally renowned, hard-swinging jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, whose fluid, athletic technique has drawn rave reviews and very favorable comparisons to legends such as Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. She is based in New York.

Tohru Aizawa Quartet (相澤徹カルテット) - Tachibana (1975/2018)

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Tohru Aizawa Quartet (相澤徹カルテット) - Tachibana (1975/2018)

Tohru Aizawa Quartet (相澤徹カルテット) - Tachibana (1975/2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 472 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | 01:12:34
Modal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: BBE Music

The Tohru Aizawa Quartet was a group made up of Japanese student musicians who never played a gig together and recorded only one album, Tachibana. The LP was recorded in 1975 and, until included on BBE’s recent J Jazz compilation, was unknown except to a small group of obsessive Japanese jazz collectors.

One For All - The End Of A Love Affair (2001)

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One For All - The End Of A Love Affair (2001)

One For All - The End Of A Love Affair (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35529), 2003

Since One for All were first organized in 1997, the all-star sextet has had a solid core with tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and trumpeter Jim Rotondi, though trombonist Steve Davis and pianist David Hazeltine have appeared on most of the band's CDs. This 2001 session mixes standards, timeless jazz compositions, and solid originals by individual bandmembers. It's hard for any band to compare to the famous version of Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" (which featured Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, and Freddie Hubbard in addition to its composer), though One for All's interpretation is full of potent solos that aren't derivative of the landmark recording. The bold brass and reed harmonies round out a tight, fresh arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark," while the driving chart of "Street of Dreams" showcases Alexander well…

John Scofield - The Best Of John Scofield: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

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John Scofield - The Best Of John Scofield: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

John Scofield - The Best Of John Scofield: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:00
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7243 8 53330 2 6

Many highlights of Scofield's work from his late 1980s-early 1990s tenure on Blue Note are included in this collection, which features cameos from Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, and Bill Frisell among many other all stars. Also included is material from Hand Jive, Scofield's collaboration with Eddie Harris, and an unreleased take on Wayne Shorter's "Tom Thumb".

Steve Kuhn Trio - Quiereme Mucho (2000)

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Steve Kuhn Trio - Quiereme Mucho (2000)

Steve Kuhn Trio - Quiereme Mucho (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35520)

Veteran pianist Steve Kuhn and his trio (with bassist David Finck and drummer Al Foster) dig into six Spanish and Mexican melodies with Quiereme Mucho, turning them into straight-ahead jazz. Latin rhythms are largely absent from a set that includes "Andalucia" ("The Breeze and I"), an up-tempo "Besame Mucho" and "Time Was" ("Duerme"). The music in general is boppish and full of wit, with Kuhn often quoting other unexpected songs along the way. Finck and Foster have their brief spots but this is largely Steve Kuhn's show. The music may have been largely de-Latinized but the result is one of Kuhn's most swinging recordings.

Aaron Heick & Romantic Jazz Trio - Europe (2009)

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Aaron Heick & Romantic Jazz Trio - Europe (2009)

Aaron Heick & Romantic Jazz Trio - Europe (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 434 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-78185)

Sometimes it takes extremely talented and worthy musicians a long time before releasing an album in which they lead. Some of the musicians never do. Luckily, Aaron Heick got together with the Japanese label Venus Records to release his first album under his own moniker. Easily one of the best modern alto saxophonists in the United States, Heick has performed and recorded with stars such as Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Richard Bona. In this one-horn quartet setting with the extraordinary John di Martino and his Romantic Jazz Trio, Heick shows his phenomenal technique, solid sound, and emotionally charged soulfulness. Some of the selections on this album include Carlos Santana's "Europe," flutist Herbie Mann's funky "Comin' Home, Baby," a song by the Beatles "And I Love Her," and the evocative "Infant Eyes," written by Wayne Shorter. There are also two original compositions by Heick himself.

Jaromir Honzak feat. Sissel Vera Pettersen - Blood Sings: The Music of Suzanne Vega (2012)

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Jaromir Honzak feat. Sissel Vera Pettersen - Blood Sings: The Music of Suzanne Vega (2012)

Jaromír Honzák feat. Sissel Vera Pettersen - Blood Sings: The Music of Suzanne Vega (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:17
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop, Folk | Label: AnimalMusic | # ANI 033-2

2012 album by renowned jazz bassist and composer Jaromír Honzák is for the first time not comprised of his own compositions but is dedicated to song by Suzanne Vega in Honzák´s charac­teristic arrangements. Honzák is joined here by the Norwegian singer Sissel Vera Pettersen, Polish drummer Łukasz Żyta, pianist Vít Křišťan and guitarist Josef Štěpánek. The album was recorded at the end of 2012 at Sono Studios.

Richie Beirach Trio - Romantic Rhapsody (2001)

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Richie Beirach Trio - Romantic Rhapsody (2001)

Richie Beirach Trio - Romantic Rhapsody (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 369 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35091)

Even after numerous recordings as a leader over his long career, pianist Richie Beirach remains deserving of wider recognition. These 2000 studio sessions with bassist George Mraz and Jack DeJohnette, recorded for the Japanese Venus label, represent some of his best work, in which both his classical training and the influence of Bill Evans are readily apparent, particularly in his dreamy interpretation of "Blue in Green." Beirach finds fresh approaches to several standards, adding a gorgeous, pastoral introduction to an extended workout of "Old Folks," and bringing out the lyricism of the forgotten chestnut "Young and Foolish." The pianist's improvisation upon Chopin's "Prelude No. 20 in C Minor" springs forth with a wealth of ideas. Beirach's two originals are also stunning, including the dramatic, unpredictable "Hudba" and "The Last Rhapsody."

New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)

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New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)

New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35543)

The New York Trio consists of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Bill Stewart, though it exists solely as a studio band for the Japanese label Venus, as Charlap's regular trio includes Peter Washington and Kenny Washington. Even though this band only meets occasionally in the studio to record yet another release in their prolific series for the Japanese jazz market, there is plenty of chemistry between the three veterans, while the nine songs from the vast Cole Porter songbook were likely to have been a part of each musician's repertoire long before these 2005 sessions. Charlap's lyrical piano style is quite effective, capturing the nuances of Porter's humor (even though none of his lyrics are heard), while the rhythm section gels nicely with the pianist. Highlights include a jaunty "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," a dreamy "Begin the Beguine," and a snappy "From This Moment On."