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Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

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Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Savoy/Columbia | # COCB-53957 | Time: 00:44:31

Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet is an album by American pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1955 and first released on released on Don Schlitten's Signal label before being acquired by the Savoy label.

Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell (1957) [Reissue 1992]

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Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell (1957) [Reissue 1992]

Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell (1957) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-158-2 (S-7538))

Bassist Red Mitchell, who had led two fairly obscure sessions for Bethlehem in 1955, came up with a gem on his lone Contemporary set as a leader. Based in Los Angeles at the time, Mitchell utilized pianist Lorraine Geller and two up-and-coming players: James Clay (who splits his time between tenor and flute) and, in one of his first recording sessions, drummer Billy Higgins. The quartet performs then-recent tunes by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Clifford Brown ("Sandu"), a pair of Mitchell originals, "Scrapple From the Apple" and "Cheek to Cheek." Despite Higgins' and (to a lesser extent) Clay's connections with Ornette Coleman, the music is strictly high-quality modern mainstream bop of the era. Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz.

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-134-2/RLP-1139)

In lieu of picking up one of the trumpeter's fine Blue Note releases (Una Mas, Whistle Stop), listeners new to the work of Kenny Dorham should definitely consider this somewhat overlooked Riverside date from 1959. The set features plenty of Dorham's varied and sophisticated horn work and four of his top-drawer originals. The theme is spring, and Dorham responds with his soon to be jazz standard "Spring Is Here" and three other fine seasonal tributes: the title track, "Poetic Spring," and "Spring Cannon." This last cut is also a tribute to Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, who guests in fine style here with a bevy of fleet and highly melodic solos. Rounding out the group, baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne, French horn player David Amram, and pianist Cedar Walton add very nicely to the album's breezy yet provocative air. Essential listening for Dorham fans.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: EmArcy | # 814 646-2 | Time: 00:39:56

Study in Brown features the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are "Cherokee" (during which trumpeter Brown is brilliant), "Swingin'," and "Sandu." All of this group's recordings are well worth acquiring.

Erroll Garner - Plays Gershwin & Kern (1976) [Reissue 1985]

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Erroll Garner - Plays Gershwin & Kern (1976) [Reissue 1985]

Erroll Garner - Plays Gershwin & Kern (1976) [Reissue 1985]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EmArcy/PolyGram (826 224-2)

This material is quite excellent, often adventuresome and some of his best studio sides. Included here from 2/5/68 and never issued before is a brief "Nice Work If You Can Get It" with Garner singing along to himself - it's a wonderful gem of a private moment. Backup is Eddie Calhoun or Ike Isaacs on bass, Kelly Martin or Jimmie Smith on drums and Jose Mangual, congas.

Tal Farlow - Second Set [Recorded 1956] (1977) [Japanese Edition 1998]

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Tal Farlow - Second Set [Recorded 1956] (1977) [Japanese Edition 1998]

Tal Farlow - Second Set [Recorded 1956] (1977) [Japanese Edition 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 160 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tokuma (TKCB-71531)

Tal Farlow was one of the finest guitarists to emerge during the 1950s. The exciting trio he performs with during this record (which was recorded in a friend's apartment) also features pianst Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke. The recording quality is generally quite good and the lengthy performances of the four standards never loses their momentum, except when the tape ran out during "Let's Do It." These boppish performances (with plenty of impressive interplay by the musicians) will certainly please straightahead jazz fans.

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996)

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Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore (1996)
with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Lewis Nash

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83399 | Time: 01:01:39

Ne-o-clas-si-cism: A revival of classical aesthetics and forms, especially, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint, by order, symmetry, and simplicity of style. Neo-classicism and Roy Hargrove have become synonymous in jazz circles. His style and focus are now completely his own. Roy possesses a hard driving spirit to excel. Volumes have been written about the virtuosity of Oscar Peterson, his competitive spirit and drive. Together you have the makings of an exciting jam session that's well worth the price of admission. In this case the cost of the CD, that finds these two jazz poets working with a strong cast of players including Peterson's long time associate, Neils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass. This quintet setting gives all the players ample room to stretch and have fun. This CD is highly recommended listening pleasure.

Marian McPartland & Steely Dan - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Steely Dan (2005)

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Marian McPartland & Steely Dan - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Steely Dan (2005)

Marian McPartland & Steely Dan - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Steely Dan (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:29
Piano Jazz, Bop | Label: The Jazz Alliance

This is the latest addtion to the highly regarded CD series, MARIAN MCPARTLAND'S PIANO JAZZ, which is take from Ms. McParland's highly successful and long-running NPR program. This album features stripped-down, live-in-the-studio performances of Steely Dan Classic "Josie," "Black Friday," and "Chain Lightning."

Lolly Allen - Coming Home (2019)

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Lolly Allen - Coming Home (2019)

Lolly Allen - Coming Home (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | Covers included | 00:56:29
Jazz, Bebop | Label: OA2 Records

With inspiration provided by myriad jazz masters and the Los Angeles musicians she surrounds herself with, vibist Lolly Allen creates a warm, swinging, and jubilant set of music on Coming Home. Opening with Horace Silver's "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood," she celebrates the LA jazz scene that developed out of the flourishing Central Ave clubs of the '50s. Surrounding herself with revered veterans of the scene, such as drummer Paul Kreibich and pianist Tom Owens, and young, vital members of the next generation, including pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Danny Janklow, Lolly delivers invigorated perspectives of the quintet group dynamic. Classics like Mario Bauza's "Mambo Inn" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop" are paired with Allen's originals, "Little Hummingbird" and the title cut, in a seamless blend of supple ideas and renewed approaches to traditional repertoire.

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988

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Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961)
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France, December 18, 1959

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Fontana | # 832 692-2 | Time: 00:42:15

This 1959 concert in Paris by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers has been sporadically available on various labels, but this reissue in Verve's Jazz in Paris series is the best sounding and best packaged of the lot. Blakey's group of this period (Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis, Jr.) is in great form during an extended workout of Morgan's intense blues "The Midget," and Dizzy Gillespie's timeless "A Night in Tunisia" is kicked off by Blakey's an electrifying solo. But it is the addition of some special guests for the first two numbers that proves to be extra special. Bud Powell, sitting in for Davis, and French saxophonist Barney Wilen, on alto rather than his normal tenor sax, are both added to the band for inspired versions of Powell's "Dance of the Infidels" and "Bouncing with Bud." Morgan's trumpet playing is outstanding throughout the concert. This is one of the essential live dates in Art Blakey's rather extensive discography.

Duke Jordan - Blue Duke (1983) Japanese Reissue 2007

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Duke Jordan - Blue Duke (1983) Japanese Reissue 2007

Duke Jordan - Blue Duke (1983) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: Baystate/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37556 (82876-87551-2)
Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Time: 00:48:15

Originally cut for the Japanese Baystate label and then later released by French RCA, this trio set by pianist Duke Jordan (with bassist Harry Memmery and drummer James Martin in Holland) differs from his usual recordings in putting an emphasis on blues, although not exclusively. Jordan performs six of his originals (including "No Problem," "Ben Sugar Blues," "Jordu" and "From Duke to Duke") plus "All the Things You Are," "C Jam Blues" and "St. Louis Blues." The classic bebop pianist's consistency holds up on this set (cut when he was 61), making the obscure LP worth searching for.

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

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Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0049-2)

In the liner notes of Quiet Kenny, former Downbeat magazine publisher Jack Maher states that trumpeter Kenny Dorham's music is not necessarily the demure, balladic, rapturous jazz one might associate as romantic or tranquil. Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career. Surrounded by an excellent rhythm team of the equally sensitive pianist Tommy Flanagan, emerging bassist Paul Chambers, and the always-beneficial drummer Art Taylor, Dorham and his mates are not prone to missteps or overt exaggerations. One of Dorham's all-time best tunes "Lotus Blossom" kicks off the set with its bop to Latin hummable melody, fluid dynamics, and Dorham's immaculate, unpretentious tone…

Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]

Richie Kamuca & Bill Holman - West Coast Jazz in Hi Fi (1959) [Reissue 1990]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OOJC/Hifi (OJCCD-1760-2 (HIFI 609))

Originally recorded for the Hi Fi label, this CD reissue features tenor saxophonist Richie Kamuca as the main soloist on a variety of standards and basic material arranged by Bill Holman, who plays baritone with the octet. Also heard from are trumpeters Conte Candoli and Ed Leddy, trombonist Frank Rosolino, pianist Vince Guaraldi, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Stan Levey. The music, although based on the West Coast, is not as cool-toned or as laid-back as one might expect. High points of the consistently swinging session include "Blue Jazz" (a Kamuca blues), "Star Eyes," "Linger Awhile," and "(Back Home Again In) Indiana."

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

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Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb
Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Universal | # 0602498148860 | Time: 01:01:21

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims were lifelong friends who were frequent collaborators both in the studios and in clubs. Cohn only led four recording sessions (two for tiny labels) during 1963-74; all featured Sims. For their Sonet date, Al and Zoot are joined by pianist Horace Parlan, bassist Hugo Rasmussen and drummer Sven Erik Norregaard and they perform three standards, two Cohn songs and Jimmy McGriff's "Motoring Along." Zoot plays some effective soprano on "Yardbird Suite." As usual the two saxophonists mutually inspire each other on the cool-toned but frequently-heated bop date.

Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]

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Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]

Charlie Byrd Trio & Woodwinds - Byrd In The Wind (1959) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (0025218708623)

When Charlie Byrd recorded Byrd in the Wind in 1959, he was still two years away from discovering bossa nova. The guitarist had yet to interact with Astrud and João Gilberto or record anything by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and he had yet to become a major player in the Brazilian jazz field. Nonetheless, Byrd was an impressive jazzman even before he discovered bossa nova. Byrd (who sticks to the acoustic guitar on this album) already had a recognizably melodic sound - one that underscored his appreciation of Django Reinhardt as well as Andrés Segovia and the Spanish school of classical guitar - and he would have left behind a worthwhile catalog even if he had retired in 1960. The guitarist's classical leanings are hard to miss on Byrd in the Wind, especially when he employs woodwind players (all of them members of the National Symphony Orchestra) on some of the selections…