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The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

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The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27121 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Other than "Our Love" (a familiar classical theme adapted to American pop music by Larry Clinton), all six selections are originals by the pianist. Utilizing a nonet that includes trumpeter Johnny Coles (who does his best to be soulful on "Honeybuns"), trombonist Garnett Brown, flutist Les Spann, altoist James Spaulding, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, baritonist Pepper Adams, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Mickey Roker, Pearson performs music in a style that would have fit in quite well on Blue Note. Most memorable among his originals is "Is That So." This is not an essential date, but it is nice to have this rarity back in print again.

Louis Jordan - The Anthology 1938-1953 (Let The Good Times Roll) - (1999)

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Louis Jordan - The Anthology 1938-1953 (Let The Good Times Roll) - (1999)

Louis Jordan - The Anthology 1938-1953 (Let The Good Times Roll) - (1999)
XLD Rip | 2xCD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) | Scans included | 01:07:33 + 01:09:16 | 633 MB
Jump Blues, RnB | Label: MCA/ Decca

Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017) [2CDs] {ECM 2570-71}

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Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017) [2CDs] {ECM 2570-71}

Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017) [2CDs] {ECM 2570-71}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 481MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 301MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Stefano Battaglia plays both piano and prepared piano (sometimes simultaneously) in a highly attractive double-album programme that includes his own compositions and spontaneous improvisations as well as two versions of the Arabic traditional song “Lamma Bada Yatathanna”. The melodic and texturally-inventive pieces, some of almost hypnotic allure, were recorded both in concert and in “closed doors” sessions at the Fazoli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy, in May 2016, and subsequently arranged into what Battaglia describes as “a wonderful new shape with a completely new dramaturgy” by producer Manfred Eicher.

VA - Feel The Funk (3CD, 2017)

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VA - Feel The Funk (3CD, 2017)

VA - Feel The Funk (3CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 3:40:17 | 450 Mb
Genre: RnB, Funk, Soul / Label: Universal Music

Universal Music Presents Feel The Funk [3CD] album 57 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Wild Cherry, Sly & The Family Stone, Isaac Hayes, Bobby Byrd, The Isley Brothers and more.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Bop | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 1278-2 | Time: 00:44:20

Most of the titles on this album are derived from Thelonious Monk's vast catalog of bop standards. Both co-leaders are at the peak of their respective prowess with insightful interpretations of nearly half a dozen inspired performances from this incarnation of the Blakey-led Jazz Messengers. This combo features Art Blakey (drums), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), and Spanky Debrest (bass). Immediately, Hardman ups the ante with a piledriving lead during "Evidence" that underscores the heavy-hitting nature of this particular jazz confab. Monk counters with some powerful and inspired runs that are sonically splintered by the enthusiastic – if not practically percussive – chord progressions and highly logistic phrasings from the pianist. The inherent melodic buoyancy on "In Walked Bud" contains a springboard-like quality, with Griffin matching Monk's bounce measure for measure.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Essential Recordings (2017)

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Dizzy Gillespie - The Essential Recordings (2017)

Dizzy Gillespie - The Essential Recordings (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:16:13 | 311 MB
Label: Primo

Great vaue compilation of Dizzy Gillespie's revolutionary Bebop style, and his use of Afro-Cuban rhythms, redirected Jazz towards new and unexplored paths. This giant of Jazz ensured that with his supreme technical ability, melodic innovations, innate charisma and composing ability, and most of all his desire to communicate, the music he loved lives on and continues to evolve.

Mel Torme & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010

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Mel Torme & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010

Mel Tormé & Margaret Whiting - Broadway, Right Now! (1960) Expanded Reissue 2010
Arrangements and Orchestra Conducted by Russell Garcia

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Show Tunes | Label: Flare | # ROYCD310 | Time: 01:02:04

On Broadway, Right Now!, Mel Tormé and Margaret Whiting perform songs from the 1960 Broadway shows "Do Re Mi", "Wildcat", "Camelot", and "Irma La Douce". The results range from jazzy ("All You Need Is A Quarter") to zany ("What's New At The Zoo?") to staggeringly beautiful ("Far Away From Home/Angelina"). The 2010 reissue is fleshed out with solo recordings of other Broadway tunes, recorded at other sessions in 1959 and 1960.

Cal Tjader - Monterey Concerts (1959) (1989 Reissue, Remastered)

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Cal Tjader - Monterey Concerts (1959) (1989 Reissue, Remastered)

Cal Tjader - Monterey Concerts (1959) (1989 Reissue, Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 442 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Prestige / PRCD-24026-2

This two-LP set is the definitive early Cal Tjader album and one of the high points of his career. For a Monterey concert that was considered a preview concert for the 1959 Monterey Jazz Festival, Tjader was teamed up with flutist and altoist Paul Horn, pianist Lonnie Hewitt, bassist Al McKibbon, Willie Bobo (on drums and timbales), and percussionist Mongo Santamaria. Their renditions of Latinized jazz tunes along with a few Latin originals practically define the idiom. Highlights include "Doxy," one of the earliest versions of Santamaria's "Afro Blue" (pre-dating John Coltrane's famous rendition by four years), "Love Me or Leave Me," and "A Night in Tunisia." Essential music for everyone's Latin jazz collection.

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

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Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 459 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:57
Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Lettuce Records

It's a daunting task but a laudable ambition to afford direct tribute to a musician as iconic as Miles Davis and a work of his equal in stature, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). But like the ensembles before them that revisited this bonafide classic, including the World Saxophone Quartet, Lettuce prove up to the task. In fact, he octet tender their homage, Witches Stew, in such a way it suggests 'The Man with the Horn,' were he still living, might well look the band for inspiration as he did Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone at the time of the original recordings.

The Marc VW Allstars - Raise the Marc (2017)

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The Marc VW Allstars - Raise the Marc (2017)

The Marc VW Allstars - Raise the Marc (2017)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, RnB, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:08 | 130 MB
Label: PM Records

Koz..percussionist-producer Escovedo, Obiedo, pianist Peter Horvath and bassist Raymond McKinley immediately cooked up MarcandDave, a greasy East Bay number in honor of the grooving duo who survived that freak accident with Amtrak. It s got a little bit of a Tower feel, says Escovedo, who produced the concert and this VW All-Stars record to aid his badly injured friend, with whom he s played for 30 years. …In addition to a new bossa nova version of Heaven, a tune he wrote for a Sheila E. record featuring van Wageningen, Escovedo composed this record s closer, the gospel-like ballad Wherever You Go I ll Go. It speaks about God and the struggles we have at times, says Escovedo, who included a track on the album that features van Wageningen (Oakland in Da House, from an earlier live Sheila E. recording). The bassist, he reports, is in good spirits and itching to play again. He s starting to sit down and hold his bass a little bit. He s inching his way back to health.

The Commotions - Volume II (2017)

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The Commotions - Volume II (2017)

The Commotions - Volume II (2017)
Soul | 00:51:32 | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 362 MB
Label: Metropolitan

Ottawa’s The Commotions have sidestepped the lightweight pop craze and taken the back roads straight into the hearts of their loyal followers, earning unwavering support from the true lovers of genuine, unsullied soul music. This 12-piece, sharply dressed, original throwback to the days of Motown is an evolved collection of Canada's top funk & jazz players.

Karl Zéro - Songs for Moonlight Swim and Otros Tipos de Ocupaciones (2017)

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Karl Zéro - Songs for Moonlight Swim and Otros Tipos de Ocupaciones (2017)

Karl Zéro - Songs for Moonlight Swim and Otros Tipos de Ocupaciones (2017)
Jazz | 00:43:12 | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 264 MB
Label: Frémeaux & Associés

Aux confins des musiques world (latin, mambo, Brésil) et jazz (orchestration en big band), d'une facture délicieusement surannée et vintage, l'univers de Karl Zéro mêle humour, poésie et tendresse. Il reprend à la sauce « grands orchestres tropicaux » des années 1940-1950, des tubes new wave (Kraftwerk, Mikado.), électro-rap (Stupéflip), ou détourne des titres intemporels (réalise une version brésilienne de « l'eau à la bouche » de Gainsbourg). Il chante en français, russe ou arabe et s'est entouré d'Abd Al Malik, Arielle Dombasle ou Daisy d'Errata, qui se retrouvent dans des rôles à contre-emploi. Karl Zéro a réuni la fine fleur du jazz parisien au légendaire studio Ferber et confié les somptueux arrangements et la conduction d'orchestre du big band à Raphaël Lemmonier (China Moses). Un disque comme on en fait plus, concocté à l'ancienne avec une ampleur acoustique unique.

Nana Mouskouri - If You Love Me (2017)

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Nana Mouskouri - If You Love Me (2017)

Nana Mouskouri - If You Love Me (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:40 minutes | 173 MB
Pop, Jazz | Label: Zeroh

Artist with international stature, Nana Mouskouri has already more than 50 years of career behind her, and more than 300 million albums sold in the world (in the top 10 sales of all time), in ten different languages.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 589 656-2 | 02:35:35

Ella recorded some incredible live albums-and this one, taped at a jazz festival on the French Riviera in '64, is among the best. Ella, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Eldridge and the rest of her band thrill the crowd with Hello, Dolly!; Day In, Day Out; The Lady Is a Tramp; Them There Eyes; A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Blues in the Night; Summertime , and 42 more. The first time all the music from both nights has been available; more than half the cuts are unissued!

Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens - Mouth Eating Trees And Related Activities (1996)

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Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens - Mouth Eating Trees And Related Activities (1996)

Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens - Mouth Eating Trees And Related Activities (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 217.01 Mb + 58.97 Mb (Scans) | 54:45
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Okka Disk (OD12010)

Swedish multi-reed artist Mats Gustafsson was just beginning to come into his own at the time of this recording. The oddly titled Mouth Eating Trees and Related Activities catches him at the cusp when his prodigious technical abilities were starting to be subsumed into an impressive musical presence. It doesn't hurt that his companions for this freely improvised session are stalwarts like Barry Guy and Paul Lovens, who provide accompaniment that's creatively telepathic.