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Ray Brown & The Whispers - Hits & More 1965-1968 (2012)

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Ray Brown & The Whispers - Hits & More 1965-1968 (2012)

Ray Brown & The Whispers - Hits & More 1965-1968 (2012)
Pop/Rock, Beat, AM Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:16:33 | 570,85 Mb
Label: Raven Records (Australia) | Cat.# RVCD-350 | Released: 2012-09-14

Drawn together on one action-packed single CD, Raven presents the very best of Ray Brown and The Whispers. Hits & More 1965-1968 contains all the group's hit singles (As & Bs) plus key album tracks and a rare EP cut, everything that the Whispers fan – indeed every aficionado of Australia's rich heritage of 1960s rock and pop recordings – would want. There was a time circa 1965-1966 that Brown and the Whispers were one of the hottest groups at the forefront of the local music scene. Alongside Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, the Easybeats and Normie Rowe, the group performed regularly in front of thousands of excitable teenagers who danced wildly to the sounds and energy pro-vided by these new pop heroes. It was inevitable that the clean-cut and personable Brown would stand as the equal of Normie and Stevie Wright as a pin-up sensation.

The Ray Brown Trio with Ralph Moore - Moore Makes 4 (1991)

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The Ray Brown Trio with Ralph Moore - Moore Makes 4 (1991)

The Ray Brown Trio with Ralph Moore - Moore Makes 4 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4477)

The members of the Ray Brown Trio (the bassist-leader, pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton) all grew to love the playing of tenor-saxophonist Ralph Moore when the four were traveling as members of Gene Harris' big band. On this Ray Brown CD, the veteran bassist virtually turned over the entire session to Moore. The quartet performs a variety of veteran standards (including some from the bop era such as Charlie Parker's "Quasimodo" and Dizzy Gillespie's "The Champ") plus Wes Montgomery's "SOS" and Brown's "Ralph's Boogie." Ralph Moore rises to the occasion and shows that, even though his sound is inspired by John Coltrane, he was fully capable of playing tunes from the swing and bop era; Moore sounds delighted to have the Ray Brown Trio as his backup group. This is a fine collaboration that works quite well.

L.A. 4 - Watch What Happens (1978) [Reissue 1990]

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L.A. 4 - Watch What Happens (1978) [Reissue 1990]

L.A. 4 - Watch What Happens (1978) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4063)

For their third recording, the L.A. Four had drummer Jeff Hamilton permanently taking Shelly Manne's place but otherwise utilized their original players (altoist-flutist Bud Shank, guitarist Laurindo Almeida, and bassist Ray Brown). Most unusual in their repertoire on this set is Chuck Mangione's "Land of Make Believe," which was a current pop hit. Otherwise, the tunes are the usual mixtures of bossas, classical numbers, and standards, including "Summertime," "Mona Lisa," and "Nuages." Tasteful and lightly swinging music.

Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride - SuperBass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997) [Re-Up]

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Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride  - SuperBass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997) [Re-Up]

Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride - Super Bass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Bass Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83393 | 00:53:36

This live Boston summit meeting between Ray Brown, Christian McBride and John Clayton was the logical outcome of several joint appearances, as well as an extension of a one-off bass troika track that McBride included on his first solo album. The idea of a bass trio on records probably would have been unthinkable in the primitive days of recording when Brown was coming up, but Telarc's fabulously deep yet clear engineering makes it seem like a natural thing to do. Whether pizzicato or bowed, whether taking the melodic solo or plunking down the 4/4 bottom line, all three perform with amazing panache, taste, humor, lack of ego, and the sheer joy of talking to and against each other beneath the musical staff.

Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004) [6CD + DVD-5]

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Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004) [6CD + DVD-5]

Milt Jackson: Coolection Part 01 (1949-2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Label: Various | ~ 1532 or 658 Mb | Artwork -> 54 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Swing

Milton "Bags" Jackson (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with hard bop and post-bop players…

Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian McBride - SuperBass 2 (2001)

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Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian McBride - SuperBass 2 (2001)

Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian McBride - SuperBass 2 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83483)

In the liner notes to the initial CD SuperBass, Ray Brown assured that the next SuperBass release would be twice as good. He lives up to the promise, as he and John Clayton are joined by the young bass sensation Christian McBride this time. Although Brown is the senior statesman of the trio and hatched the conception of SuperBass, all three men equally share the solos, as well as the arranging and choosing of songs. Brown's contributions include a trio of imaginatively arranged, time-tested standards from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess as well as the group's lively signature theme and the campy "Taco With a Pork Chop" (which adds percussionists George Gludas and Larry Fuller). McBride's chart of "Get Happy" is a delightful swinger, while his pulsating rendition of the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" is a definite crowd pleaser that inspires the audience to sing along…

Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith - Rockin' In Rhythm (1977)

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Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith - Rockin' In Rhythm (1977)

Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith - Rockin' In Rhythm (1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 191 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4032)

Pianist Hank Jones teams up with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jimmie Smith for this trio set which has been reissued on CD. An unusual aspect to the music is that on half of the eight standards Jones switches to electric piano; although he does not display as strong a musical personality on that instrument, he plays quite well. Highlights of the boppish set include "My Ship," "Rockin' in Rhythm," "Bag's Groove" and an effective instrumental version of "Your Feet's Too Big."

LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003]

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LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003]

LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 95 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Note (GRV1016-3)

On this rewarding set, the L.A. Four (altoist Bud Shank, acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jeff Hamilton) perform a Bach melody, "Carinhoso" (originally recorded by Shank and Almeida back in 1954), "Just Friends," a "Love" medley ("Love for Sale" and "Love Walked In"), and Chick Corea's "Spain." Shank sticks exclusively to alto for the date, leaving his flute in its case, and the result is a more high-powered program than usual.

Ray Brown Trio - Don't Get Sassy (1994)

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Ray Brown Trio - Don't Get Sassy (1994)

Ray Brown Trio - Don't Get Sassy (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 327 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83368)

Bassist Ray Brown, pianist Benny Green, and drummer Jeff Hamilton make for a perfect team on their Telarc CD. The tight yet swinging arrangements are full of subtle surprises and serve as a perfect format for the players, particularly Green. Highlights include Thad Jones' "Don't Get Sassy," Oscar Peterson's "Kelly's Blues," "Tanga," "Brown's New Blues," and a three-song Duke Ellington medley.

Dizzy Gillespie - Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker 1980 (2016)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker 1980 (2016)

Dizzy Gillespie - Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker 1980 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 387 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | 01:00:26
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Justin Time

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on audiophile 180 gram 2LP vinyl and CD via the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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.

Milt Jackson Quintet Featuring Ray Brown - That's The Way It Is (1970) [Japanese Edition 2016]

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Milt Jackson Quintet Featuring Ray Brown - That's The Way It Is (1970) [Japanese Edition 2016]

Milt Jackson Quintet - That's The Way It Is (1970) [Japanese Edition 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-5636)

As the story goes, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown would meet up once a year for a run of gigs at Shelly's Manne-Hole, not because they couldn't find work elsewhere, but rather (as the liner notes put it) for "the pleasure of making music". That's The Way It Is comes from a pair of 1969 shows with a stellar quintet that featured three jazz masters (Teddy Edwards and the two headliners) along with the young up-and-comer Monty Alexander, who would go on to have an impressively long and varied career that is still going strong today. The somewhat obscure Dick Berk manned the drummer's chair, admirably laying down the tempo for this set of hard bop jazz that not surprisingly harkens back to a simpler time of blues-based jazz music.

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]

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Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 204 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-156-2 (S-7535))

If the picture of three grown men hanging onto giant, colored swirl sticks looks a bit odd, or if the title The Poll Winners seems a bit conceited, the music, nonetheless - recorded in 1957 - still sounds great. Besides, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne really did win polls in Down Beat, Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, and this is precisely what brought the players together. Here, on their first outing, they interpret nine pieces for 40 lovely minutes of modern jazz. After kicking off with a fine take on Duke Jordan's "Jordu," the group delivers an emotionally warm, six-minute version of "Satin Doll," one the album's highlights. While each player is always fully engaged in this small setting, Kessel's guitar supplies the lead voice…

Ray Brown & Milt Jackson - Much In Common (1962-1965) [Reissue 1996]

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Ray Brown & Milt Jackson - Much In Common (1962-1965) [Reissue 1996]

Ray Brown & Milt Jackson - Much In Common (1962-1965) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 783 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 533 259-2)

Though not partners as had been planned in the initial Modern Jazz Quartet, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson did work together in the early to mid-'60s, this double-CD set includes some fine collaborations and interesting combinations. There are 12 big-band cuts from 1962 led by Brown, primarily featuring Cannonball Adderley with Jackson on the side. From 1965 another eight tracks concentrate on small group efforts with Brown, Jackson, pianist Hank Jones, and different horn soloists, while the final 14 selections from 1964, still as small ensembles with set lineups of guitarist Kenny Burrell, drummer Al Heath, keyboardists Jones, or Wild Bill Davis, also highlight the singing of the gospel vocalist Marion Williams. This can easily be considered a valuable reissue, showcasing two jazz giants in the prime of their careers, playing music not readily identifiable aside from their work with Oscar Peterson (Brown) or MJQ (Jackson) around this time.

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin, Martin Drew - Summerwind (1981) [1998]

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Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin, Martin Drew - Summerwind (1981) [1998]

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin, Martin Drew - Summerwind (1981) [1998]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 349 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Kingston World (KIB W 2606)

Time and time again, the Manhattan Bop Police have claimed that a jazz album isn't legitimate unless it is recorded in the 212 area code. But if that's true, why did so many jazz heavyweights - from Dexter Gordon to Bud Powell - spend so much time living and recording in Europe? Why have so many important jazz indies (Steeplechase, Storyville, Owl, Black Lion, Timeless, among countless others) had European addresses? The fact is that if you're a serious jazz connoisseur, your CD collection is probably full of recordings that were made in Europe. Ray Brown certainly spent plenty of time performing overseas; Ludwigsburg, Germany, in fact, is where Brown recorded Summerwind, a 1980 session that finds the acoustic bassist forming a quartet with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (one of the reasons jazz musicians are proud to be from Chicago), pianist Monty Alexander, and British drummer Martin Drew…