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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:44:51
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Post-Bop | Label: Dot Time Records

‘Quintet Sessions 1979’ is the follow-up to Dot Time’s critically acclaimed re-release of Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker’s Ballads For Two. A continuation of Lackerschmid’s great adventure with one of the greatest trumpet players in the history of the art form, the album features the spirited duo of iconic trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker and vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid alongside a stellar rhythm section made up of jazz luminaries Larry Coryell (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014]

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014]

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:53
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2141

Miles Davis' concert of February 12, 1964, was divided into two LPs, with all of the ballads put on My Funny Valentine. These five lengthy tracks (specifically, "All of You," "Stella by Starlight," "All Blues," "I Thought About You," and the title cut) put the emphasis on the lyricism of Davis, along with some strong statements from tenor saxophonist George Coleman and freer moments from the young rhythm section of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. This hour-long LP complements the up-tempo romps of Four & More.

Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]

Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:24
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2145

Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles – this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer." As such, it's a little elusive, since it represents the deepening of the band's music as they choose to explore different territory. The emphasis is as much on complex, interweaving chords and a coolly relaxed sound as it is on sheer improvisation, though each member tears off thoroughly compelling solos. Still, the individual flights aren't placed at the forefront the way they were on the two predecessors – it all merges together, pointing toward the dense soundscapes of Miles' later '60s work.

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) MFSL Remastered 2016

Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2147 | 00:51:13

Miles in the Sky reflects the intriguing curiosities and rainbow possibilities suggested by the album cover. Miles Davis’ fifth and final album with his classic second quintet is kaleidoscopic in sound, forward-looking in structure, and contextually grounded in approach. As the legendary leader’s first venture into what would become fusion, it’s historical for containing the premier appearances of electric piano, bass, and guitar on a Davis effort. Laden with rich textures and style-bridging elements, Mobile Fidelity’s SACD brings the aural magic into focus. Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile version of Miles in the Sky joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity.

Geri Allen Trio - Twenty One (1994) {Blue Note}

Posted By: tiburon
Geri Allen Trio - Twenty One (1994) {Blue Note}

Geri Allen Trio - Twenty One (1994) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 164MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Pianist Geri Allen has thus far been a very consistent performer, and all of her recordings are easily recommended. This particular set finds her in a trio with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams performing six of her originals along with six jazz standards. Allen's style is fairly original, with hints of Herbie Nichols, and her chancetaking but logical solos are generally quite stimulating.

Miles Davis - 'Four' & More: Recorded Live In Concert (1964) Japanese Press 1990

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - 'Four' & More: Recorded Live In Concert (1964) Japanese Press 1990

Miles Davis - 'Four' & More: Recorded Live In Concert (1964) Japanese Press 1990
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Cool, Modal | Label: CBS/Sony | # CSCS 5145 | Time: 00:54:09

In an odd bit of programming, Columbia placed the ballads from Miles Davis' February 12, 1964, concert on My Funny Valentine and the uptempo romps on this LP. Davis, probably a bit bored by some of his repertoire and energized by the teenage Tony Williams' drumming, performed many of his standards at an increasingly faster pace as time went on. These versions of "So What," "Walkin'," "Four," "Joshua," "Seven Steps to Heaven," and even "There Is No Greater Love" are remarkably rapid, with the themes quickly thrown out before Davis, George Coleman, and Herbie Hancock take their solos. Highly recommended and rather exciting music, it's one of the last times Davis would be documented playing a full set of standards.

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1967) MFSL Remastered 2015

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1967) MFSL Remastered 2015

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2146
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Time: 00:39:16

Nefertiti, the fourth album by Miles Davis' second classic quintet, continues the forward motion of Sorcerer, as the group settles into a low-key, exploratory groove, offering music with recognizable themes – but themes that were deliberately dissonant, slightly unsettling even as they burrowed their way into the consciousness. In a sense, this is mood music, since, like on much of Sorcerer, the individual parts mesh in unpredictable ways, creating evocative, floating soundscapes. This music anticipates the free-fall, impressionistic work of In a Silent Way, yet it remains rooted in hard bop, particularly when the tempo is a bit sprightly, as on "Hand Jive." Yet even when the instrumentalists and soloists are placed in the foreground – such as Miles' extended opening solo on "Madness" or Hancock's long solo toward the end of the piece – this never feels like showcases for virtuosity, the way some showboating hard bop can, though each player shines.

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Sony | # SRCS 5711 | Time: 00:51:12

With the 1968 album Miles in the Sky, Miles Davis explicitly pushed his second great quintet away from conventional jazz, pushing them toward the jazz-rock hybrid that would later become known as fusion. Here, the music is still in its formative stages, and it's a little more earth-bound than you might expect, especially following on the heels of the shape-shifting, elusive Nefertiti. On Miles in the Sky, much of the rhythms are straightforward, picking up on the direct 4/4 beats of rock, and these are illuminated by Herbie Hancock's electric piano – one of the very first sounds on the record, as a matter of fact – and the guest appearance of guitarist George Benson on "Paraphernalia." All of these additions are tangible and identifiable, and they do result in intriguing music, but the form of the music itself is surprisingly direct, playing as extended grooves. This meanders considerable more than Nefertiti, even if it is significantly less elliptical in its form, because it's primarily four long jams.

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004

Posted By: Designol
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Gb | Scans included | Time: 02:34:18
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 87165

Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. project with his former bandmates from the Miles Davis Quintet – Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams – and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was a band that almost single-handedly tried to re-establish acoustic jazz in the United States. And though they made three recordings, all of which were favorably reviewed and heralded by true jazz fans, none of them sold very well, and the band could find few gigs in the United States. The 1978 tour of major cities was thought to be a triumph at the time, but the unit could find few gigs afterward, and so its various members all went back to their other projects. In 1979, they got the opportunity to tour Japan and jumped at the chance. Sony, Hancock's Japanese label, recorded the two evenings, and the first, which took place during a furious rainstorm, was broadcast live on national television! Live Under the Sky marks the first time that this album has been available in the United States in any form.

Chick Corea - Live Under The Sky... Tokyo '79 (2021) {Equinox}

Posted By: tiburon
Chick Corea - Live Under The Sky...  Tokyo '79 (2021) {Equinox}

Chick Corea - Live Under The Sky… Tokyo '79 (2021) {Equinox}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 192MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Two years after the demise of Return To Forever, virtuoso fusioneers Chick Corea and Al Di Meola are joined on stage by legendary drummer Tony Williams and fretless bass wunderkind Bunny Brunel. The set, mainly of Corea compositions, also features All Blues, a tribute to his former employer Miles Davis. The band is tight, the solos are state-of-the-art and the Live Under The Sky crowd are very enthusiastic. Performed at the Den-en Coliseum, Tokyo on the 27th July 1979 and originally broadcast by NHK-FM.

Anthony Williams - Spring (1965) [Japanese Edition 2000]

Posted By: gribovar
Anthony Williams - Spring (1965) [Japanese Edition 2000]

Anthony Williams - Spring (1965) [Japanese Edition 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-9233)

Considering the extraordinary talent assembled for Tony Williams' second Blue Note date as a leader, this could have been a landmark session. Unfortunately, it's not. Spring isn't totally forgettable; on the contrary, the fire expected by members of the Miles Davis Quintet (Williams, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter), all thoroughly influenced by "the new thing," were unleashed completely from Miles' tight rein. Add tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers and Albert Ayler bassist Gary Peacock into this mix and that influence thrived. However, the five Tony Williams compositions (including the drum only "Echo") often failed to provoke the musicians into reaching crucial unity, making Spring haphazard, falling short of the expected goal. Following Spring, Williams would not release another solo date for four years, returning on the Polydor label with the groundbreaking electric rock trio recording Emergency!

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego (1971) [Reissue 1999]

Posted By: gribovar
The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego (1971) [Reissue 1999]

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Ego (1971) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (559 512-2)

Easily the weirdest record the Tony Williams Lifetime ever released, 1971's Ego is an experimental blend of post-hard bop jazz and the spacier end of psychedelic rock. Larry Young's wafting organ parts and Ted Dunbar's rockist guitar (as opposed to the more traditional jazz bent of the guy he replaced, John McLaughin) combine to make parts of the album sound like Atom Heart Mother-era Pink Floyd, particularly on "There Comes a Time" and "Lonesome Wells (Gwendy Trio)." Unfortunately, both of those tracks are bogged down by Williams' own earnest and not terribly inspired verses. The best tracks are those that dispense with the lyrical claptrap - the liner notes are also a terribly dated hoot - and get down to the creation of some roiling atmospheres and powerful group improvisation…

Tony Williams - Life Time (1964) {Blue Note}

Posted By: tiburon
Tony Williams - Life Time (1964) {Blue Note}

Tony Williams - Life Time (1964) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 212MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 93MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

To state the truth, Williams' second effort for Blue Note, Spring (Blue Note, 1965), often overshadows Life Time in part due to its accessibility and firm roots in structured post-bop. That's not to say that Life Time lacks musical vision, in fact, the album itself is an overlooked classic that boasts a sense of adventure and space that's absent on Spring. The music on Life Time is always moving, surveying every facet of each composition, extracting colors, emotions, and vibrations; it's unfettered from the claws of tradition and, when played from start to end, galvanizes the listener's imagination.

The Great Jazz Trio - The Great Jazz Trio From L.A. (1978) [Reissue 1986]

Posted By: gribovar
The Great Jazz Trio - The Great Jazz Trio From L.A. (1978) [Reissue 1986]

The Great Jazz Trio - The Great Jazz Trio From L.A. (1978) [Reissue 1986]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 152 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 68 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: East Wind/Nippon Phonogram (32JD-112)

Despite a frequent change of supporting players, pianist Hank Jones always produces rewarding sessions when he leads the Great Jazz Trio in a studio date. On the 1978 Great Jazz Trio Direct From L.A. disc made for the Japanese label East Wind, premier sidemen Ron Carter and Tony Williams are on hand. Right away Jones signals that he is in a playful mood, using Tchaikovsky's "Arabian Dance" (from The Nutcracker) to introduce and close a cooking rendition of "A Night in Tunisia." The treatment of "'Round About Midnight" is more straightforward, though Jones' style adds an elegant touch. His off-kilter introduction to the well-traveled "Satin Doll" keeps the song fresh. He transforms "My Funny Valentine" into a brisk loping waltz, with Carter and Williams providing imaginative support. If there's a bone to pick with this well-recorded CD, it is the miserly length of just 29 minutes.

Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It (1975) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It (1975) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Tony Williams Lifetime - Believe It (1975)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 216 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 79 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.52 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.17 Gb
Columbia PC 33836 | Jazz Fusion

The mercurial Tony Williams assembled a dream line-up of superb session men bassist Tony Newton and keyboardist Alan Pasqua but it's with the addition of guitarist Allan Holdsworth that the line-up featured a musician that not only brought this band together and it also brought in a member that was equally as innovative and extraordinary gifted as Tony…