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David Murray Trio - 3D Family (1978)

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David Murray Trio - 3D Family (1978)

David Murray Trio - 3D Family (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | Hat Hut Records, hatOLOGY 608 | ~ 407 or 167 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Free Improvisation / Avant-Garde Jazz

A major early release by tenorist Murray, 3D Family appeared originally on Hat Hut records as a double LP before eventually being re-released on disc by hat ART. Murray performs here in a live context with one of his very strongest rhythm sections: the intensely musical South African bassist Johnny Dyani and veteran master drummer Andrew Cyrille. The program consists of all Murray compositions, weaving between burners, funky dances, and soulful ballads…

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

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Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:49
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-008-2, P-7022

The music on this LP recalls the airy "Four Brothers" sound that tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, and baritone saxophonist Serge Charloff, plied in Woody Herman's band of 1947. For this outing, Steward and Charloff exit, and four become five with the addition of tenor luminaries Al Cohn, Brew Moore, and Allen Eager. The set appropriately kicks off with Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers," a tune reminiscent of Jimmy Giuffre's original "Four Brothers" in its fluid and bouncy arrangement. Three other attractive and similarly disposed originals (one more by Mulligan and two by Cohn) complete the saxophone session from 1949, all featuring swinging statements by each soloist. A 1952 sextet date led by Sims and Cohn is also included, offering up another round of original and buoyantly swinging cuts, bolstered by lively contributions from trombonist Kai Winding and solid rhythmic support by pianist George Wallington, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey. A fine release that nicely showcases the cool, proto-West Coast bop forged by both these soloists and Miles Davis.

Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 3 (1995)

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Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 3 (1995)

Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 3 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb
Label: SteepleChase | # SCCD 31366 | Time: 01:16:14 | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz

The third and final stop on the Billy Harper Quintet's Far Eastern recording road show brings them to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia and…well, maybe this one is the best single disc of the three. It's got the best sound, bright and well-balanced, and fans of extended jazz blowing will appreciate hearing three pieces (the shortest clocks in at just under 21 minutes) on a night when the musicians are really on and totally in synch with one another.

Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)

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Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)

Billy Harper Quintet - Live On Tour In The Far East, Vol. 1 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: SteepleChase | # SCCD 31311 | 01:05:35

This series of live discs mark the first recordings of what became the regular working quintet of the criminally underrated saxophonist, composer and bandleader Billy Harper. With bassist Louie Spears the new addition to the line-up, three distinct concerts were recorded on Harper's spring, 1991 tour of the Far East and released separately without any duplication of material. Volume One comes from Pusan, Korea on April 27 and while the sound isn't the best – the bass and drums are muted and lack crispness – the extremely high quality of the music and interaction between the players more than compensates.

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 164 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.