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Ike Quebec - A Proper Introduction to Ike Quebec: Blue Harlem (2004)

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Ike Quebec - A Proper Introduction to Ike Quebec: Blue Harlem (2004)

Ike Quebec - A Proper Introduction to Ike Quebec: Blue Harlem (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Swing | Label: Proper | # INTRO CD 2004 | Time: 01:18:33

Influenced by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his own person, Ike Quebec was one of the finest swing-oriented tenor saxmen of the 1940s and '50s. Though maybe not as innovative as some of his peers, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and made him a cornerstone of many a recording session. This 22 track compilation traces his career from 1944 to '46.

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 688 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD285 | Time: 05:05:55

Four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz greats: 'Introducing The Three Sounds' (1958), 'Branching Out' (With Nat Adderly) (1958), 'Introducing The Three Sounds Vol. 2' (1958), 'Bottoms Up!' (1959), 'Moods' (1960), 'Hey There' (1961), 'Here We Come' (1960) and 'Blue Hour' (1960).

Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)

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Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)

Andy Bey - Ain't Necessarily So (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: 12th Street | # 9292982-2 | 01:06:40

It took decades for Andy Bey to become an overnight success, but in the mid-'90s he was finally recognized as a premier talent, and recorded a handful of finely crafted discs. A true jazz singer avoiding monochromatic crooning, his style is deeply blue-hued, silky smooth but never slick. This live club date at Birdland in New York City was recorded in 1997, around the time of his overdue success, but not released until a full decade later. The pacing of the program is a little up-and-down, which is atypical of the normally mellow Bey. He does sing more than his share of balladic material, and when he does, there is no more patient virtue expressed in all of jazz, his slight vibrato ruminating and tripping heartstrings. The title track and "Hey Love," the 4:00 A.M. mood for "On Second Thought," and the solo closer "Someone to Watch Over Me" dip into this dynamic, as drawn-out slow and steady as a daily sunset. To play this way may be the most difficult thing to do in music, but Bey is absolutely masterful. Like his parallel performing shadow Nat King Cole, Bey is also an excellent pianist, and a true player of the instrument.

Marvin Holmes & Justice - Summer Of '73 (vinyl rip) (1973) {Brown Door} **[RE-UP]**

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Marvin Holmes & Justice - Summer Of '73 (vinyl rip) (1973) {Brown Door} **[RE-UP]**

Marvin Holmes & Justice - Summer Of '73 (vinyl rip) (1973) {Brown Door}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 77 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, soul jazz

Summer Of '73 is the 1973 debut album by Bay Area soul/jazz band Marvin Holmes & Justice, whose music is in the vein of Tower Of Power. This was released by Brown Door.

Sonny Stitt - My Mother's Eyes (1963) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

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Sonny Stitt - My Mother's Eyes (1963) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Sonny Stitt - My Mother's Eyes (1963) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Hut Records (GH 66705)

This obscure LP finds Sonny Stitt sticking to tenor and playing a typical set filled with blues, standards and riff-filled originals. Organist Charles Kynard made his recording debut during this session, guitarist Ray Crawford and drummer Doug Sides are strong assets and the two versions of the emotional title cut are highpoints.

Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)

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Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)

Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 337 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lone Hill Jazz (LHJ10135)

This exceptional release includes the complete recordings of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' collaboration with the inimitable organist. The band remains loose and relaxed throughout 24 classic standards, continuously feeding off of one another and always playing with style, grace and impeccable taste.

Houston Person - Houston Person Live in Paris (2021)

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Houston Person - Houston Person Live in Paris (2021)

Houston Person - Houston Person Live in Paris (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 411 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:53
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: HighNote Records

Houston Person is the real deal. With a lifetime of experience Houston continues to grace concert stages with his expressive style which stubbornly defies categorization. One moment he is letting loose with some hard-driving swing and the next he is caressing your ears with his mellifluous, baritonal utterances on a beautiful ballad. “I just play good music,” explains Houston.

Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (1971) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (1971) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (1971) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 101 mb
Genre: jazz, soul jazz

High Contrast is a 1971 album by guitarist Gabor Szabo released on Blue Thumb, featuring Bobby Womack. It is notable for having the original version of "Breezin'", made famous five years later by George Benson. This CD was released by the Verve Music Group in 2003.

The Serfs - The Early Bird Cafe (1969/2021)

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The Serfs - The Early Bird Cafe (1969/2021)

The Serfs - The Early Bird Cafe (1969/2021)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2021 | Capital, SKAO-207 | RU | ~ 292 or 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 12 Mb
Soul-Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Rock, Blues

An excellent album, The Serfs were usually billing themselves as Mike Finnigan and The Serfs by the time this was released. Really an R&B/Jazz/Funk album. Two of the tracks on this album were later re-recorded for The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood LP: Early Bird Cafe and Time's Caught Up With You.

Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)

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Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Horace Silver - The Best of Horace Silver: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91143 2 | Time: 01:07:49

Taking in Horace Silver's fertile '50s stretch (volume two covers the '60s), this Blue Note best-of disc is the perfect introductory set for listeners new to the hard bop giant. One of the first of the soul-jazz innovators (listen to that gospel-fired left hand and all that dancefloor-friendly material), Silver also wrote some of the most original cuts of the period and – like Art Blakey – provided a home for many of the best young players of the era. In fact, Silver headed up the first incarnation of the Jazz Messengers with Blakey, some of the fruits of which are heard here ("Preachin'," "Doodlin'," "Room 608"). Moving on to such classic LPs as Six Pieces of Silver ("Cool Eyes," "Senor Blues") and Blowin' the Blues Away ("Peace," "Sister Sadie"), Silver delivers some of the most sophisticated modern swing around with help from the likes of Hank Mobley, Junior Cook, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Doug Watkins, and Louis Hayes. A jazz primer with plenty of memorable tunes to boot.

The John Wright Trio - South Side Soul (1960) [Reissue 1990]

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The John Wright Trio - South Side Soul (1960) [Reissue 1990]

The John Wright Trio - South Side Soul (1960) [Reissue 1990]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige (OJCCD-1743-2 (P-7190))

John Wright, who is now quite obscure, recorded five albums during 1960-62 that emphasized the souful side of hard bop. In a trio with bassist Wendell Roberts and drummer Walter McCants on his debut session (which has been reissued on CD), Wright performs seven of his originals, all of which have something to do with Chicago. On titles such as "South Side Soul," "Salle St. After Hours" and "Amen Corner," Wright plays soulfully while swinging.

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.

The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

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The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Hallmark | # 715252 | Time: 00:35:39

The Jazz Crusaders second album for Pacific Jazz, Lookin Ahead features the core four members of the group (Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Stix Hooper), with bassist Jimmy Bond rounding out the sound. Lookin Ahead showcases what was already a signature sound for the group, with the tenor saxophone and trombone leading many of the songs, although Joe Samples piano playing holds much of the material together. The group wrote seven of the albums nine cuts, including The Young Rabbits, which would become something of a staple for the Jazz Crusaders during the 1960s, being much revered at their live shows. The two covers include Tonight, from the musical West Side Story, and Song Of India, a classical piece by Rimsky-Korsakov arranged by Joe Sample. Along with their debut album Freedom Sound (also available on Hallmark as 713822) the Jazz Crusaders were at the forefront of the soul jazz scene in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Their relevance and importance continued to grow throughout the rest of the decade.

Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)

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Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)

Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 514 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 210 Mb | 01:31:26
Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s classic ‘Lanquidity’ album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions, featuring the widely distributed version of the album alongside alternative mixes by Bob Blank originally released in limited quantities for a 1978 Arkestra gig at Georgia Tech. Both versions of the album are cut loud at 45 rpm over 2LPs each.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Prestige Collection 1958-1961 (2017)

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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Prestige Collection 1958-1961 (2017)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - The Prestige Collection 1958-1961 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,69 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 689 Mb | 05:00:45
Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Enlightenment

Among the main protagonists credited with linking the big band era with the soul jazz scene that emerged during the late 1950s, Eddie Lockjaw Davis remains a notable influence on jazz saxophonists to this day. While perhaps not always displaying the finesse of his contemporaries, Davis produced a tone that was wholly unique and capable of emitting an aggressive, bluesy sound alongside lines of great tenderness and sensitivity. The flexibility of his playing lent itself to rhythm and blues, swing, hard bop and Latin jazz over the years, and while his early career featured Davis supporting some of the finest artists of the period, his greatest records came when he took up the role of bandleader, notably during his tenancy with the Prestige label. This collection features the eight albums by Eddie Lockjaw Davis as leader released on the Prestige label between 1958 and 1961.