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Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999)

Posted By: Designol
Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999)

Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999) Recorded 1960
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 22019 2 1 | Time: 01:06:52

For a short time in the late '50s trumpeter Dizzy Reece was an up-and-coming jazz artist. However, success eluded him and he quietly faded into obscurity, only occasionally releasing material after the early '60s. As a matter of fact, the sessions that became Comin' On! languished in the Blue Note vaults for almost four decades. Rediscovered in 1999, these dates feature six well-rounded hard bop compositions by Reece along with three standards. The tracks from April 3, 1960, not only document the Blue Note debut of tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine but also employ the talents of the Jazz Messengers' rhythm section of the time, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Art Blakey. By July 17, 1960, the only musician remaining from the previous date was Turrentine, sharing tenor duties with Musa Kaleem, who is also heard on flute. (The later session's rhythm section had changed to pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Al Harewood.) Neglected, although spirited, sessions from an underrated trumpeter and composer.

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 | 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.

Jimmy Smith - Off The Top (1982) [1987, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}

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Jimmy Smith - Off The Top (1982) [1987, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}

Jimmy Smith - Off The Top (1982) [1987, Reissue] {W.-Germany Target CD}
featuring George Benson, Ron Carter, Grady Tate & Stanley Turrentine

Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:47 | 217,94 Mb
Label: Elektra Musician/PolyGram (W.-Germany) | Cat.# 9 60175-2 | Released: 1987-07-07 (1982-06-07)

It had been nine years since organist Jimmy Smith recorded for a major label when Bruce Lundvall approached him to make an album for Elektra Musician. Smith plays some unusual material (including Lionel Richie's "Endless Love" and the "Theme from M.A.S.H.") on this recording but swings everything and has a particularly strong supporting cast guitarist George Benson, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate. A fine comeback date.

Stanley Turrentine - Up At "Minton's" Vol. 1 (1961) [Japanese Edition 2019]

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Stanley Turrentine - Up At "Minton's" Vol. 1 (1961) [Japanese Edition 2019]

Stanley Turrentine - Up At Minton's Vol. 1 (1961) [Japanese Edition 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCQ-9529)

Stanley Turrentine was just beginning to turn heads in jazz circles in the early '60s when he made an appearance at Minton's with guitarist Grant Green, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Al Harewood. The group mixes hard bop with funk and soul jazz; Turrentine's tone, sound, and pacing are good, although he wasn't yet the master at ballads he would be later in his career. Standards and a couple of blues make up the repertoire, giving listeners a definitive look at the soulful Mr. T. near the beginning of his productive musical life.

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 903 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 4 73689 2 9 | Time: 02:27:00

This overlooked gem has thirty two tracks of great music. The list includes: Herbie Hancock, Lou Donaldson, Stan Kenton, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Candido, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Willie Bobo among others. In fact you get two compact discs of latin fused jazz.

Stanley Turrentine - The Best of Stanley Turrentine: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1960-1984] (1989)

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Stanley Turrentine - The Best of Stanley Turrentine: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1960-1984] (1989)

Stanley Turrentine - The Best of Stanley Turrentine: The Blue Note Years [Recorded 1960-1984] (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 347 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 93201 2)

As the man who wrote the liner notes says, Stanley Turrentine may be the only Texas tenor player to come out of Pittsburgh - and you can hear several of the reasons why in this distillation of his Blue Note dates from 1960 to 1966, plus a grand leap all the way to 1984. Though his sound can be heard as early as the fairly conventional "Little Sheri," the real soulful Turrentine begins to emerge in "Since I Fell for You" with the 3 Sounds, and really explodes in the splendid "River's Invitation," thanks in large part to Oliver Nelson's great chart and Herbie Hancock's irresistible comping. "Smiley Stacy" is a Les McCann blues swinger that inspires a tough, characteristically pointed solo from Turrentine and some real burning from McCann and bassist Herbie Lewis - and he digs deeply into "God Bless the Child," with then-wife Shirley Scott acting cool and caressing on the Hammond organ…

Stanley Turrentine - Ballads [Recorded 1960-1984] (1993)

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Stanley Turrentine - Ballads [Recorded 1960-1984] (1993)

Stanley Turrentine - Ballads [Recorded 1960-1984] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 0777 7 95581 2 4)

Although he's a monster tenor soloist on funky, exuberant, bluesy soul-jazz, Stanley Turrentine is even more awesome on ballads. His rich, steamy sound, full tone, and ability to pace and develop moods is ideal for show tunes and sentimental love songs. This nine-track set begins with Turrentine nicely caressing the melody and turning in a standout treatment on "Willow Weep For Me," continuing through tearjerkers ("Since I Fell For You") and blues anthems ("God Bless The Child"), and closing with Thad Jones' beautiful "A Child Is Born." Turrentine is matched with numerous premier players, and pianist McCoy Tyner, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and even Turrentine's brother Tommy (trumpet) gently support and complement the main soloist. One of the best Blue Note special discs, featuring moving, frequently hypnotic playing from a true tenor great.

Stanley Turrentine - Do You Have Any Sugar? (1999)

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Stanley Turrentine - Do You Have Any Sugar? (1999)

Stanley Turrentine - Do You Have Any Sugar? (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 351 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 96 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Records (CCD-4862-2)

Stanley Turrentine still has a sweeter sound than any other saxophonist, even at the age of 65. It's a joy to hear him play, even when the material is a little faceless and the sound is a little too smooth, as it is on Do You Have Any Sugar? Since Turrentine is a fine musician, there are moments to cherish scattered throughout the record - the spare, soulful ballad "Far Too Little Love" or the R&B groove of "Back in the Day" or the bluesy "2 RBs," for instance - but it often veers too close to smooth jazz territory, especially when vocalist Niki Harris takes the center stage; she is a fine vocalist, but the style of the music becomes too close to crossover jazz whenever she's on the scene…

Stanley Turrentine - Inflation (1980) [Japanese Edition 2014]

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Stanley Turrentine - Inflation (1980) [Japanese Edition 2014]

Stanley Turrentine - Inflation (1980) [Japanese Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-28019)

This early 1980s set of funk-tinged instrumentals features Stanley Turrentine performing a set of easy-listening jazz with orchestral accompaniment. Though perhaps not the best example of the saxophonist's work, it does contain several nice set pieces, notably the big band arrangement of "Ghana," and the atmospheric after-hours ballad "Don't Misunderstand."

Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!! (1978) [Japanese Edition 2014]

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Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!! (1978) [Japanese Edition 2014]

Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!! (1978) [Japanese Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 481 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 111 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCQ-5006)

Recorded on October 18, 1962.
Featuring Turrentine with Sonny Clark on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar. Also including Tommy Turrentine (tp), Butch Warren (b), and Al Harewood (d). Recorded at Englewood Cliffs, NJ, by Rudy Van Gelder. Here is classic funky soul-jazz groove, three up-tempo, three slow. Sonny Clark (p) soars, Turrentine red-hot.

Stanley Turrentine - La Place (1989)

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Stanley Turrentine - La Place (1989)

Stanley Turrentine - La Place (1989)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 266 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 90261 2)

A legend of the tenor saxophone, Stanley Turrentine was renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone, an earthy grounding in the blues, and his ability to work a groove with soul and imagination. Turrentine recorded in a wide variety of settings, but was best-known for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the '60s, and also underwent a popular fusion makeover in the early '70s. Born in Pittsburgh on April 5, 1934, Turrentine began his career playing with various blues and R&B bands, with a strong influence from Illinois Jacquet. He played in Lowell Fulson's band with Ray Charles from 1950-1951, and in 1953, he replaced John Coltrane in Earl Bostic's early R&B/jazz band. After a mid-'50s stint in the military, Turrentine joined Max Roach's band and subsequently met organist Shirley Scott, whom he married in 1960 and would record with frequently…

Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (1960) [Reissue 1995]

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Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (1960) [Reissue 1995]

Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (1960) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 46543 2)

Although he is best known for his bluesy soul-jazz outings, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine's first Blue Note session as a leader was a much more traditional bop affair, and the resulting album, Look Out!, featuring a rhythm section of Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums, shows as much artful restraint as it does groove. Not that this is a bad thing, since it allows Turrentine's big, clear tone to shine through in all its muscular sweetness, giving Look Out! a wonderful and flowing coherence. Among the highlights here are the pretty ballad "Journey Into Melody" and the gently funky "Little Sheri."

Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle [Recorded 1967] (1979) [Japanese Edition 2012]

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Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle [Recorded 1967] (1979) [Japanese Edition 2012]

Stanley Turrentine - New Time Shuffle [Recorded 1967] (1979) [Japanese Edition 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 445 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers - 52 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-50277)

Obscure material by Stanley Turrentine - recorded in 1967, but not issued until 1979, and then only briefly! This album is a very pleasant and stylish gathering of some top musicians, featuring among them Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, McCoy Tyner, Joe Farrell and Ron Carter. The tunes are arranged by Duke Pearson and recorded superbly by Rudy Van Gelder.
The album's got Stan working strongly in the Joyride style of his previous Blue Note hit - with larger arrangements from Duke Pearson, in a groove that sets Turrentine's tenor up with plenty of soulful rhythms! Pearson brings a nice sense of lyricism to the session, even a hint of bossa at times - and the sharp-edged Turrentine tone is a welcome one throughout - setting sparks and illuminating corners of the music with a deeply personal feel.

Stanley Turrentine - Comin' Your Way [Recorded 1961] (1995)

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Stanley Turrentine - Comin' Your Way [Recorded 1961] (1995)

Stanley Turrentine - Comin' Your Way [Recorded 1961] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 345 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 84065 2)

Comin' Your Way is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine recorded for the Blue Note label. With Tommy Turrentine (trumpet), Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass), and Al Harewood (drums). Recorded at Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Small group. 1995 reissue of a sumptuous '60s Soul Jazz date. Horace Parlan at his bluesy best.

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

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VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 50999 80953 2 1 | Time: 01:05:44
Vocal Jazz, Bop, Cool, Post-Bop, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

Bar jazz is not a term for a musical genre, it is rather a conceptual idea or a special mood. Let Dianne Reeves beguile with her confessional "You Taught My Heart To Sing" or Brazilian super star Eliane Elias with a tantalizing version of "How Insensitive". Relax even more with the warm sound of Miles Davis and the dignified style of Stan Getz. Now, grab a coctail and settle down in a comfortable lounge chair. All set for a perfect hour of bar jazz at its best.