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Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)

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Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)

Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Remastered SACD) (1961/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:21
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (Remastered SACD) (1960/2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (Remastered SACD) (1960/2017)

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (Remastered SACD) (1960/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:35:59
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)

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Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)

Arnett Cobb - Party Time (Remastered SACD) (1959/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:28
Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)

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Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed (2018)
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 54:05 | 349,98 Mb
Label: Motéma (USA) | Cat.# MTM0238 | Released: 2018-09-28

In its most basic function, the music that makes up Sonic Creed serves as a mirror to African American life in the here and now. It explores the history, legacy, struggles, and joys of the Black community, speaking to all of it at once through sound and sentiment. Sonic Creed arrives almost a decade after this groove outfit's last showing Urbanus (Concord, 2009) but the time away hasn't hurt the band. If anything, Blackout has become a more limber group capable of carving out more capacious settings. With key personnel holdovers like drummer Terreon Gully and saxophonist Casey Benjamin, well-suited Blackout newcomers such as pianist James Francies and bassist Joshua Crumbly, and a handful of notable guests, there are new worlds of possibility to be found within this realm.

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84086 SA

Grantstand is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "if you're looking for Green the soul-jazz groovemaster, Grantstand is an excellent place to find him".

Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set

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Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set

Stanley Turrentine - Six Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.32 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Covers ~ 15 Mb | 03:58:33
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD337

This collection provides a great value, especially if you total up the costs of each album separately. There are a few issues of which you should be aware. Sound quality is acceptable, but not spectacular. Audiophiles will hate these discs, but I assure you that they are listenable. More importantly, these are not cheesy 'needle drop' transfers from scratchy LPs. Plus these are from albums recorded in the late 1950s/early 1960s during an era when recording technology was rapidly improving. If you compare these to some of the albums to which I've linked below you will see that the ones in this collection do not have bonus tracks. In all cases you are getting tracks that were released on the original album. The six albums span four discs.

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

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CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 878 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 363 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Masterworks (88697 76405 2)

This album captured the event that more or less shouted the existence of the CTI label - previously little-known outside of musician circles - to the world. Along with veterans such as Stanley Turrentine and Hank Crawford, the album showcased the playing of Billy Cobham - about to emerge from the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a big way (stealing most of that band's energy and excitement with him when he left) - and comparatively new talents such as George Benson. Not all of the music has aged well - "Blues West" was definitely of its time, though it's still a great showcase for Benson's guitar and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet and, perhaps a little less enduringly so, Hubert Laws' flute. But "Fire and Rain" (a great jazz take on James Taylor's song), "Red Clay," and "Sugar" need no justification for a return visit four decades after the fact, with solos and explorations that will always stand the test of time.

Melvin Rhyne Trio - The Legend (1992)

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Melvin Rhyne Trio - The Legend (1992)

Melvin Rhyne Trio - The Legend (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Criss Cross Jazz (Criss 1059 CD)

Other than an obscure date for Jazzland in 1960, this CD was organist Melvin Rhyne's debut as a leader. Famous for his association with Wes Montgomery but in obscurity ever since in Milwaukee, Rhyne gradually emerged during the late '80s and was found to still be in prime form. Joined by guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Kenny Washington, Rhyne had the rare opportunity of being the center of attention on this set, which includes a variety of standards (such as "Groovin' High," "Old Folks" and "Stompin' at the Savoy") plus Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' "Licks A-Plenty" and Montgomery's "The Trick Bag." The easily recommended CD concludes with a lengthy "Blues for Wes," which finds trumpeter Brian Lynch and tenor saxophonist Don Braden making the group a quintet.

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)

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Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Analogue Productions, CAPJG 008 | ~ 251 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz, Cool Jazz, Sax

The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist (at least until John Coltrane surpassed him the following year). Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Rollins is heard at one of his peaks on such pieces as "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," his own "Way out West," "There Is No Greater Love," and "Come, Gone" (a fast stomp based on "After You've Gone")…

Takuya Kuroda - Fly Moon Die Soon (2020)

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Takuya Kuroda - Fly Moon Die Soon (2020)

Takuya Kuroda - Fly Moon Die Soon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:42
Soul Jazz | Label: First Word Records

First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome aboard Takuya Kuroda. A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.

VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

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VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 475 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:12
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7965632, BNZ 267

Blue Note's So Blue, So Funky, Vol. 1 is a 12-track compilation that highlights the funkiest soul-jazz organists that recorded for the label, whether it was a leader or as a sideman. Although there's a handful of cuts from the early '60s, such as "Face to Face" by the terrific, underrated Baby Face Willette, the compilation leans toward the funky fusions of the late '60s, such as Big John Patton's "Fat Judy," Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Is Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)," Jack McDuff's "Butter for Yo' Popcorn" and Grant Green's "Ain't It Funky Now." The best thing about this comp is that even though it has familiar names, not all of the material is readily available on CD, which makes it of interest to casual groove fans and serious collectors alike.

Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)

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Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)

Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4526 | 00:58:48

Pianist Gene Harris' 1992 quartet (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Harold Jones) explores ten wide-ranging selections on this CD. But despite the very different chord changes, they are able to infuse the music with so much soul that the results are consistently bluesy. Among the tunes that Harris and his group explore are Horace Silver's "Strollin'", "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Jeannine", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams". An excellent effort.

Big Boss Man - 3 Studio Albums (2001-2009)

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Big Boss Man - 3 Studio Albums (2001-2009)

Big Boss Man - 3 Studio Albums (2001-2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 859 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 300 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz, R&B, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blow Up Records

Big Boss Man formed in 1999 when three long time friends Nass, Trev and Scott, got together for some Hammond heavy action. They released their album debut "Humanize" in 2001 which precipitated a wave of interest in the band, and was a clear definition of the BBM sound: a hip Hammond hybrid of 60’s and 70’s drenched R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop…

Courtney Pine - Black Notes From the Deep (2017)

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Courtney Pine - Black Notes From the Deep (2017)

Courtney Pine - Black Notes From the Deep (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 00:41:35 | 268 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Freestyle Records

No musician embodies more the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than Courtney Pine. His debut album, Journey To The Urge Within in 1987, was the first serious jazz album ever to make the British Top 40, notching up sales to qualify for a silver disc.

Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963 [Re-Up]

Jimmy McGriff - Christmas With McGriff (1996) Recorded in 1963
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Holidays, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Hammond | Label: Collectables | # COL-5747 | 00:36:35

This funky little holiday gem from 1964 was originally released on Sue Records and was actually Jimmy McGriff's highest charting album, rising to number 15 on the pop charts that year. Naturally his gritty Hammond B-3 playing is front and center here, given wonderful support by drummer Jimmie Smith, guitarist Larry Frazier, and Rudolph Johnson on soprano and tenor saxophone. The whole affair is surprisingly energetic and spunky, and tracks like the hard-charging "Christmas With McGriff," the sleigh bell-embedded "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," and the lively "Hip Santa" are all wonderful examples of upbeat soul jazz. Even the version of "Jingle Bells" that closes the set is funked up, riding a chugging rhythm and a bed of sleigh bells into the yuletide night. McGriff could have easily gone through the motions on this holiday session, and that he obviously didn't makes Christmas With Jimmy McGriff even more endearing.