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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.

Khan Jamal - Infinity (1984/2021)

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Khan Jamal - Infinity (1984/2021)

Khan Jamal - Infinity (1984/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 Mb | 00:37:53
Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Jazz Room Records

Vibe’s Maestro Khan Jamal’s “Infinity” features a Stellar line up, a drums and percussion-rich sextet that features altoist Byard Lancaster and a Philadelphia-based rhythm section, Clifton Burton on harmonica and the legendary free drummer Sunny Murray. Khan Jamal contributed four of the five songs, while pianist Bernard Sammul brought in a cooking "The Angry Young Man."

Dick Oatts - Gratitude (2008)

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Dick Oatts - Gratitude (2008)

Dick Oatts - Gratitude (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 390.02 Mb | 59:16 | Cover
Post-Bop | Label: SteepleChase - SCCD 31653

Dick Oatts is a veteran of many top-notch jazz bands, a renowned jazz educator, and a fine alto saxophonist and bandleader deserving of wider recognition. One of the busiest musicians in the Manhattan jazz scene, Oatts gathered a number of other Big Apple-based players, including trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, pianist/organist Gary Versace, bassist Dave Santoro, and drummer Tony Reedus for this 2007 session that focuses on the leader's striking originals.

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.

Hasaan Ibn Ali - Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album [Recorded 1965] (2021)

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Hasaan Ibn Ali - Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album [Recorded 1965] (2021)

Hasaan Ibn Ali - Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album [Recorded 1965] (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 191 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Omnivore Recordings (OVCD-411)

During his lifetime, pianist and composer Hasaan Ibn Ali (1931-1980) was a jazz enigma. The Philly musician practiced with John Coltrane during the early '50s and is credited as the primary influence on the saxophonist's "sheets of sound" harmonic approach first articulated on Giant Steps - a sound that exploded across his Impulse! work. Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album is a genuine jazz holy grail, one of only two albums to feature the pianist's compositions and unique playing style. The first, The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan, was credited to Roach because it was the only way to get Atlantic's Nesuhi Ertegun to sign the pianist. Pleased, the label commissioned an album from Ibn Ali. Using bassist Art Davis, drummer Kalil Madi, and saxophonist Odean Pope, Ibn Ali completed the session…

Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1998] Re-Up

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Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1998] Re-Up

Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, 1998]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Prestige | # PRCD-24207-2 | 01:17:20

This 1998 CD reissues keyboardist Patrice Rushen's first two recordings as a leader except for one selection ("Puttered Bopcorn") from the first date that was left out due to lack of space. Twenty at the time of the earlier set, Rushen showed a great deal of potential for the future, potential that (at least in the jazz world) was unfortunately never realized. Rushen is heard on the Prelusion album heading a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (the most memorable soloist), trumpeter Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon and Hadley Caliman on reeds; the music is essentially advanced hard bop with touches of fusion. The later date has a similar group (without Henderson) and with guest spots for flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Lee Ritenour. The R&B-ish vocal by Josie James on "What's the Story" hints at where Rushen would be going in the future: straight to the pop market. So overall this CD, which should have served as a bright beginning for the young keyboardist, is practically the artistic high point of Patrice Rushen's erratic career.

Martial Solal Trio - Triangle (1995)

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Martial Solal Trio - Triangle (1995)

Martial Solal Trio - Triangle (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JMS (JMS 076-2/JMS 18674-2)

The musicianship of the three players, as well as the mastery of their respective instruments, is out of question. However, this album is clearly oriented by Solal's approach to jazz, which sometimes is difficult to follow. At times introspective, at times technically overwhelming, the angularities of his playing are reserved to those specialists who really appreciate him. On the other hand, the lack of commercialism deserves full respect. And it is surely useful for those interested in instrumental technique, for the piano, bass or drums.

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…

John Goldsby - Viewpoint (2001)

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John Goldsby - Viewpoint (2001)

John Goldsby - Viewpoint (2001)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 445.97 Mb | 01:13:27 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: Germany | Label: Nagel-Heyer Records - 2014

Bassist John Goldsby is one of many jazz artists who have departed from their native America to seek greater opportunities to perform and record in Europe. With fellow American John Marshall on trumpet and flügelhorn, along with Europeans Olivier Peters (tenor and soprano saxes), alto saxophonist Hayden Chisholm, pianist Frank Chastenier, and drummer Hans Dekker, Goldsby's session mixes standards, classic jazz works, and half a dozen originals.

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)

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The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:49
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG137

Bennie Maupin's Cryptogramophone label follow-up CD to Penumbra both parallels and provides a departure from that excellent effort. What is similar is the softer tone Maupin is displaying in his far post-Headhunters days, refined by experience and cured though wisdom. The music Maupin plays on this beautiful effort is even more subdued, as he collaborates with an ensemble of relatively unknown musicians from Poland. If you've been hearing recent efforts from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his ECM recordings with the teenage pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his trio, you hear stark similarities. But further, the recently reissued Maupin epic Jewel in the Lotus, which was also on ECM, is quite different than this ECM sounding project. Old may in fact be new again in some respects, but in this case, new is really new. Maupin offers so much appealing music within the undercurrent, starting with the delicate but paced "Black Ice" and the waltzing title track with Maupin on soprano sax. Separate flute and piano lines are woven into a more somber waltz "Tears," or the sparse, spacy, long "Spirits of the Tatras" with dynamics patiently rendered up and down with lots of piano from Michal Tokaj, who rivals the crystalline musings of Wasilewski on the entire album.

Jack DeJohnette - Pictures (1977)

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Jack DeJohnette - Pictures (1977)

Jack DeJohnette - Pictures (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: ECM | # ECM 1079, 519 284-2 | 00:37:36

Pictures (1977) is an intriguing offshoot of drummer Jack DeJohnette's work with guitarist John Abercrombie in the Gateway Trio and other groups. A series of lightly colored aural collages that also feature DeJohnette on organ and piano with Abercrombie playing electric and acoustic, it conjures spare, plaintive moods without ever seeming static or New Age-y. The styles vary, ranging from Spanish folk to lyrical fusion to splintered string effects reminiscent of experimental British guitar great Derek Bailey. DeJohnette, who has recorded on the piano in a more straightforward context to less satisfying effect, succeeds in making us see as well as hear his compositions.

Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - When Will The Blues Leave (Live at Aula Magna STS, Lugano-Trevano / 1999) (2019)

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Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - When Will The Blues Leave (Live at Aula Magna STS, Lugano-Trevano / 1999) (2019)

Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian - When Will The Blues Leave (Live at Aula Magna STS, Lugano-Trevano / 1999) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | Covers included | 00:56:12
Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: ECM Records

In 1999, a year after recording the splendid reunion album Not Two, Not One, Paul Bley’s highly innovative trio with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian took to the road with concerts on both sides of the Atlantic. When Will The Blues Leave documents a terrific performance at the Aula Magna di Trevano in Switzerland. Included here, alongside the angular freebop Ornette Coleman title track, are Paul Bley’s “Mazatlan”, brimming over with energy, Gary Peacock’s evergreen “Moor”, Gershwin’s tender “I Loves You Porgy” and much more. All played with the subtlety of master improvisers, recasting the music in every moment.

Eric Dolphy - Eric Dolphy Quartet In Europe: The Complete 1961 Copenhagen Concerts (2012)

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Eric Dolphy - Eric Dolphy Quartet In Europe: The Complete 1961 Copenhagen Concerts (2012)

Eric Dolphy - Eric Dolphy Quartet In Europe: The Complete 1961 Copenhagen Concerts (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 851 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 351 MB | Covers - 144 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Essential Jazz Classics (EJC55546)

This release presents, for the first time ever on a single set, all of the music recorded by the Eric Dolphy Quartet in Denmark on September 6 & 8, 1961, which originally appeared on three separate LPs: Eric Dolphy in Europe Vols. 1 to 3. Further versions of “Laura (unaccompanied) and “When Lights Are Low” as well as a short take on Thelonious Monk’s “52nd Street Theme”, recorded a few days earlier in Sweden, have been added here as a bonus.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano - Arctic Riff (2020)

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano - Arctic Riff (2020)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano - Arctic Riff (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:02:35
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: ECM Records

The first-time teaming of Poland’s dynamic Marcin Wasilewski Trio and big-toned US tenorist Joe Lovano brings forth special music of concentrated, deep feeling, in which lyricism and strength seem ideally balanced. The alliance plays four new tunes by Marcin and one by Joe, as well as Carla Bley’s classic “Vashkar” (in two variations), plus collective improvisations with strong input from all four players; Slawomir Kurkiewicz’s bass skills are particularly well-deployed in the spontaneous piece “Arco”. Joe will be joining the Polish trio for a number of selected concerts in the autumn. Arctic Riff was recorded at France’s Studio La Buissonne in August 2019, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Emanuele Primavera Quintet - Above The Below (2020)

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Emanuele Primavera Quintet - Above The Below (2020)

Emanuele Primavera Quintet - Above The Below (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 290.76 Mb | 52:43 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: Italy | Label: Abeat Records - ABJZ 221

From the very first notes of "Walk Away," the opening track of this album, one perceives a special feeling of poise, weight, balance and intense storytelling, a marker of great music. These young musicians have something to say, and they know how to speak their piece.