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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}

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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
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© 1964, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano!

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

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Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: Red Baron | # AK 52760 | Time: 01:09:23

Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry and Bob Wilbur (on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}
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© 1957, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4027
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within!

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

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The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5104 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
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© 1962, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5104
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.

Billie Holiday - The Complete Commodore Recordings, 1939-1944 (1997) {2CD Set GRP Records CMD 24012}

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Billie Holiday - The Complete Commodore Recordings, 1939-1944 (1997) {2CD Set GRP Records CMD 24012}

Billie Holiday - The Complete Commodore Recordings, 1939-1944 (1997) {2CD Set GRP Records CMD 24012}
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© 1939-44, 1997 Commodore / GRP Records | CMD 24012
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Classic Female Blues / Traditional Pop

Throughout these sessions, a window into Billie Holiday's creative process is provided by the inclusion of alternate takes. Many of them are rare, although all have previously been issued on one or another of the labels that have interacted with Commodore over the years. As alternates for records on other labels also reveal, once Billie conceptualized her approach to a song, she seldom varied the basic template. She seemed to decide the best way to organize the expressive gifts at her disposal and "photograph" in her mind a musical image of how she would do the number. Once that image was in place, subsequent versions for the most part differed only in matters of nuance or animation.

The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}

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The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}

The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 188 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 423 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1957, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5352 | Mono | NJLP 8202
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Bebop / Modern Big Band

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Roots is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label. More big-band bop with a stellar cast, it includes Cecil Payne, Pepper Adams, and Idrees Sulieman on saxes and Bill Evans on piano.

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}

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Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
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© 1973, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90358
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Amazing stuff from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! Unlike some of the other players on Prestige during the early 70s – who often got a bit weaker as the decade moved on, thanks to the departure of some of the better forces arranging and producing the records – Jones kept on playing hard, improving his guitar skill to a point where he was riffing and grooving away at a pace that's simply mindblowing when you hear it. Case in point is the mighty "Black Whip", a fantastic bit of funky jazz that cracks back and forth with all the whiplike qualities hinted at in the title – and which has a totally infectious jazz dance groove that always gets us on the floor. Other titles include the original groovers "Freak Off" and "Crank Me Up", both tasty numbers, plus some mellow pop covers like "My Love" and "Daniel".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}

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Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 336 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1960, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5388 | NJLP 8241
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. An excellent piece of early soul-jazz, 1960's Talk That Talk isn't as bop-oriented as Shirley Scott's albums with Stanley Turrentine from the same period, as flashy and ornate as the albums Jimmy Smith was starting to make with Creed Taylor and Lalo Schifrin, or as funky and blues-based as the best of Jimmy McGriff or "Brother" Jack McDuff. Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés.

Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}

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Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}

Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}
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© 1973, 2008 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1644 (Atlantic SD 1644)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

Backing off a bit from the outright funky fusion of 1972's Gypsy Man, Terra Nova nonetheless finds saxophonist Robin Kenyatta still indulging his newfound love of electricity and rhythmically altered jazz-funk tempered by his newfound love of Caribbean music. This Michael Cuscuna-produced date showcases Kenyatta's alto in three different settings – though half of them feature him in an octet with a pair of electric guitarists and two pianists, an organist, bassist, drummer, and no less than Ralph MacDonald on percussion. The feel on most of these cuts is informed by bubbling funky reggae and calypso.

George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #12of27)

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George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #12of27)

George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #12of27)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 356 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1961, 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301887
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews. George Russell is listed in the Encyclopedia of Jazz as "composer, piano, educator" and all of these are accurate descriptions of this dynamic musical revolutionary.

Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}

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Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}

Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert (1966) {Black Lion BLCD760201 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
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© 1966, 1994 Black Lion | BLCD760201
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Piano

By the time of his Paris concert, Cecil Taylor's quartet had reached a particularly high level of musical communication. Not only did altoist Jimmy Lyons (whose sound but not choice of notes was sometimes close to Charlie Parker's) find a place for himself in the dense ensembles, but one can hear him and the pianist/leader echoing each other's phrases in spots.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck (2003) {Scufflin' Records CD-8481}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck (2003) {Scufflin' Records CD-8481}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck (2003) {Scufflin' Records CD-8481}
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© 2003 Scufflin' Records | CD-8481
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

On this tribute, the songs of Beck serve as a starting point from which Dr. Lonnie Smith and his ensemble launch soulful interpretations. The groove runs deep, and Smith’s animated motions can have you boogaloo-ing at your seat in minutes. The organist’s spontaneous tirades turn loose the reins for a wild ride.

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.

Phil Woods, Jackie McLean - Bird Feathers (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5354}

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Phil Woods, Jackie McLean - Bird  Feathers (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5354}

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, John Jenkins, Hal McKusick - Bird Feathers (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5354}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 182 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 332 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1957, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5354 | Mono | NJLP 8204
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here – as the Charlie Parker modes are never used slavishly, but instead as a way to sprout wings and really take off in new direction – a difference that really comes through wonderfully on the tracks that feature two different altoists playing together.

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5127
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from organist Lonnie Smith – one of his completely cooking early albums for Blue Note, and a hard-burner all the way through! Smith's working here with a really great group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums and Melvin Sparks on guitar – both of whom give the album a really heavy bottom, and almost make the set feel like one of those classic Prestige jammers from the same time.