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Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

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Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 833 | 00:40:16

The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Osie Johnson. Although the eight selections (none of which caught on as standards) had all been written recently and sometimes display the influence of bossa nova, the quiet performances could pass for 1954 rather than 1964. The cool-toned improvisations and boppish playing have a timeless quality about them although for the time period aspects of this music already sounded a bit old-fashioned.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:12
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 4003 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness.

Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)

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Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)

Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Prestige/OJC, OJCCD-1800-2 | rel: 1992 | 205Mb

Trombonist Bennie Green and trumpeter Art Farmer (with the assistance of pianist Cliff Smalls, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Philly Joe Jones) challenge each other on these five selections which include an original apiece by the two horns and Smalls in addition to cheerful renditions of "My Blue Heaven" and "Gone with the Wind." The playing is not flawless on this recording but the soloists take chances and the music is often exciting.

Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

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Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson Quartet (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 108 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 195 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1955, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5266 | Mono | PRLP 7003
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Vibes

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence of Silver on piano gives a bit of a harder edge to the set, one that almost recalls some of Jackson's work on Blue Note in the early 50s, yet which is rounded out here by a few lighter and more lyrical touches on rhythm.

Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}

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Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}

Sonny Stitt - Moonlight In Vermont (1977) {Denon Japan 38C38-7046 rel 1983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 1983 Denon / Nippon Columbia | 38C38-7046
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt, doubling on alto and tenor, is in fine form on this quartet session (a Japanese import CD) with either Barry Harris or Walter Davis on piano, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Tony Williams. The repertoire (bop standards, blues and ballads) is fairly typical and nothing too unusual occurs, but fans of straightahead jazz in general and Sonny Stitt in particular will be satisfied with this above-average effort, highlighted by "It Might as Well Be Spring" and "Constellation."

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

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Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4024
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jeru was a favor that Gerry Mulligan did for his drummer, Dave Bailey, who owned a startup label called Jazzline. Mulligan was bet-ween recording contracts. The ensemble played together only once, during the four-and-a-half-hour session when Jeru was made in 1962. It features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Bailey on drums and Alec Dorsey on congas. The album never appeared on Jazzline because CBS bought the master and released it on Columbia.

Lim - Superlim (2006) {Kopasetic KOPACD010 rec 2004}

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Lim - Superlim (2006) {Kopasetic KOPACD010 rec 2004}

Lim - Superlim (2006) {Kopasetic KOPACD010 rec 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Kopasetic Productions | KOPACD01
Jazz / Minimal / Avant-Garde Jazz / Sweden / Ambient Jazz

Superlim is lim´s second album (their first one was released on db-productions in 2002). This album was recorded in December 2004 and mixed, edited and produced by David Carlsson and lim in 2006. lim´s music is (still) based on rhytmic ideas, but the sound of the group has evolved into a more acoustic and suggestive one.

Gary Bartz - Anthology (2004) {Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 23}

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Gary Bartz - Anthology (2004) {Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 23}

Gary Bartz - Anthology (2004) {Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 23}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 537 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970s, 2004 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music | CD SBPJ 23
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Modern Creative / Soul Jazz

Soul Brother has given us a long overdue compilation of Gary Bartz's experimental jazz material from the 1970s, beginning with his classic Harlem Bush Music albums, Taifa and Uhuru from 1970 and 1971, with his band NTU Troop. While it's impossible to overstate the influence his brief tenure with Miles Davis had on him (Bartz is featured on the Live-Evil recordings), the saxophonist and composer was exploring other avenues of creative black music as well, from funk to soul to the blues. The 12 cuts here begin with the sublime "Celestial Blues," from that seminal NTU Troop debut set.

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 2 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 7 46864 2 rel 1988}

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Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 2 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 7 46864 2 rel 1988}

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 2 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 7 46864 2 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 382 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1988 Pacific Jazz / EMI-Capitol Records | CDP 7 46864 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

The second of two CDs in this series mostly consists of previously unissued material taken from a high school concert featuring the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (which at the time featured trumpeter Jon Eardley) plus two guests (valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims). This swinging and often-witty cool bop music is quite enjoyable and highly recommended.

Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe (2010) {Clean Feed CF174CD rec 2008}

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Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe (2010) {Clean Feed CF174CD rec 2008}

Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe (2010) {Clean Feed CF174CD rec 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Clean Feed | CF174CD
Jazz / Neo Bop / Modern Creative / Bass

Bigmouth – a project of bassist Chris Lightcap – apparently is inspired by stretched-out, two-toned, tail-finned, white-wall-tired cars of the mid-'50s, in reference to the cover art on Deluxe. The music is ultra-modern from a compositional standpoint, only hinting at neo-bop while pushing the creative improvised harmonic envelope. Lightcap's expertise on the bass is second to none, as he pushes and prods his way through these original works with an absolutely stellar band of drummer Gerald Cleaver, electric keyboardist Craig Taborn, tenor saxophonists Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, and on three tracks alto saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo. While some allusions to the vintage autos are reflected in the titles, Lightcap's vision is of the future, a heady mix of heart and soul embedded in this refreshing new music.

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

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The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.

Jimmy Raney - Live In Tokyo (2016) {Xanadu Master Edition 906092 rec 1976}

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Jimmy Raney - Live In Tokyo (2016) {Xanadu Master Edition 906092 rec 1976}

Jimmy Raney - Live In Tokyo (2016) {Xanadu Master Edition 906092 rec 1976}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 175 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2016 Xanadu Master Edition / Elemental Music | 906092
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar

On the 1976 Silver Session Tour of Japan, Barry Harris played the first set with Sam Jones (bass) and Leroy Williams (drums), then 'the world's greatest Jazz guitarist' (according to Don Schlitten) Jimmy Raney took Harris's spot and played a stellar trio set of his own with Jones and Williams. This deluxe CD includes a 16- page book with original liner notes essay by producer Don Schlitten plus extra photos and session notes, and a new essay by jazz journalist Bill Milkowski who notes: 'His obituary in the New York Times called him one of the most gifted and influential postwar jazz guitarists in the world. Those gifts are on full display on Live in Tokyo'. First US reissue since the original 1976 LP release.

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}

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Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1988 Pacific Jazz / EMI-Manhattan Records | CDP 746960 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

This CD documents a concert by Gerry Mulligan's Quartet when the baritonist's group featured trumpeter Jon Eardley, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chico Hamilton. Half of these ten selections were either previously unissued or only available as part of obscure samplers. The music, comprised of standards, some blues and a few Mulligan originals, is quite enjoyable, swinging lightly and with plenty of interplay between the horns.

Attila Zoller - Gypsy Cry (1969) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6178 rel 2001}

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Attila Zoller - Gypsy Cry (1969) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6178 rel 2001}

Attila Zoller - Gypsy Cry (1969) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6178 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 158 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2001 Atlantic / Collectables Records | COL-CD-6178
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

Hungarian-born guitarist Attila Zoller was perhaps the least-known guitarist in jazz to the general public. His 50-year-long career, which ended with his death in January of 1998, was filled with professional heights and the wide acclaim of his peers and bandmates, who included at various times: Joe Zawinul (back in Budapest), Lee Konitz, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman, Ron Carter, Tal Farlow, Herbie Mann, Herbie Hancock (who is the pianist on the this date), and others too numerous to mention here. This set is comprised of two dates, both of them recorded in 1970. Hancock plays both acoustic and electric piano.

Grant Green - For The Funk Of It (1969-1971) {Blue Note 7243 5 60141 2 1 rel 2005}

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Grant Green - For The Funk Of It (1969-1971) {Blue Note 7243 5 60141 2 1 rel 2005}

Grant Green - For The Funk Of It (1969-1971) {Blue Note 7243 5 60141 2 1 rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 302 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969-1971, 2005 Blue Note / Capitol | 7243 5 60141 2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Guitar

For the Funk of It is the second thematically focused volume in Blue Note's Original Jam Master Series that draws from guitarist Grant Green's late-period recordings for the label, from 1969 to 1972. Some of the players involved in these sessions include drummer Idris Muhammad, saxophonist Claude Bartee, Jr., Cornell Dupree (rhythm guitar), percussionists Hall Bobby Porter and Ray Armando, bassist Chuck Rainey, organist Emanuel Riggins, and many others. The material here is less bombastic than the soul and funk covers on Green's Ain't It Funky Now!, but they are still deep in the jukebox soul-jazz groove that was rapidly disappearing during the era.