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Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music, Vol.1 & 2 (2001)

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Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music, Vol.1 & 2 (2001)

Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music, Vol.1 & 2 (2001)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Blue Note Records | ~ 596 or 296 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 15 Mb
Bop

Volume 1 of the two-volume Genius of Modern Music set comprises the first sessions Thelonious Monk recorded as a leader, on October 15 and 24 and November 21 of 1947. It's impossible to overstate the importance of these sessions…

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Albums Collection 1954-57 (2015) [5CDs] {Enlightenment}

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Thelonious Monk - The Complete Albums Collection 1954-57 (2015) [5CDs] {Enlightenment}

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Albums Collection 1954-57 (2015) [5CDs] {Enlightenment}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.8GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 871MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

This five disc collection contains some of the most important recordings of Monk’s career; from his very earliest Bluenote sessions to the startling compositions that have become all-time classics. Featuring nine original and now legendary albums in total, the music showcased within perfectly displays the rapid progress of Thelonious Monk’s natural talents as a writer, performer and bandleader, leaving no doubt as to how he came to achieve the revered status he still maintains to this day.

Bud Powell - Autumn Broadcasts 1953 (1993) {Reissue}

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Bud Powell - Autumn Broadcasts 1953 (1993) {Reissue}

Bud Powell - Autumn Broadcasts 1953 (1993) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 164.00 Mb + 29.58 (Scans) | 46:00
Bop | Label: ESP Disk/ZYX Music - ESP 3024-2

By the autumn of 1953, one of the most active years of playing Bud Powell ever had, he had completely replaced the rhythm section of his trio. Gone were drummer Roy Haynes and Oscar Pettiford – who had been replaced by Mingus for a few dates earlier in the spring – and between September 5 and September 9, he'd gone through two more bass players, the estimable George Duvivier, who appears on tracks one through five, and finally by Curly Russell, who appears on two separate broadcasts from the ninth and the 26th of September. Drummer Art Taylor was a steady and had joined the band in June. The first half of this disc reveals Powell's interest in Latin rhythms for bebop.

Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

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Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Interface/Columbia/Jroom Jazz | # COCB-53476 | 00:43:36

This lesser-known set, released by several Japanese labels including a 1991 CD issue by Denon, features flugelhornist Art Farmer with pianist Masahiko Satoh (doubling on electric piano), bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette and a 14-piece string section arranged and conducted by Satoh. Despite its initial release in Japan, the music was actually recorded in New York City. Farmer is in excellent form on the seven modern jazz originals, most of which are given fresh treatments. The arrangements are fine, and Farmer is up to the task of carrying the main load on such songs as "Nica's Dream," "Blue In Green," "Maiden Voyage" and "Naima".

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

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Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:49
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-008-2, P-7022

The music on this LP recalls the airy "Four Brothers" sound that tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, and baritone saxophonist Serge Charloff, plied in Woody Herman's band of 1947. For this outing, Steward and Charloff exit, and four become five with the addition of tenor luminaries Al Cohn, Brew Moore, and Allen Eager. The set appropriately kicks off with Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers," a tune reminiscent of Jimmy Giuffre's original "Four Brothers" in its fluid and bouncy arrangement. Three other attractive and similarly disposed originals (one more by Mulligan and two by Cohn) complete the saxophone session from 1949, all featuring swinging statements by each soloist. A 1952 sextet date led by Sims and Cohn is also included, offering up another round of original and buoyantly swinging cuts, bolstered by lively contributions from trombonist Kai Winding and solid rhythmic support by pianist George Wallington, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey. A fine release that nicely showcases the cool, proto-West Coast bop forged by both these soloists and Miles Davis.

Thelonious Monk - Solo: 1954-1961 (2CD) (2015)

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Thelonious Monk - Solo: 1954-1961 (2CD) (2015)

Thelonious Monk - Solo: 1954-1961 (2CD) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 247.50 Mb + 282.42 Mb | 2:33:17 | Cover
Bop, Solo Piano | Label: Le Chant du Monde - 8742376/77

To many, Thelonious Sphere Monk is a piano genius of unique and exceptional talent. In terms of his rich harmonic inventiveness, his touch on the keys, the way he wove together a meticulous and forceful rhythmic framework with his left hand, his stylistic boldness, his sense for improvisation and his dense, bold sound, Monk is a unique and immediately recognisable pianist. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, Monk recorded relatively infrequently. From 1947 (the date of his first session in his own name) to 1971 (the date of his last session), he released 25 original studio albums and made just four official solo recordings, of which three form the basis for this double album - The Prophet (Swing Records, 1954); Himself (Milestone Records, 1957); In San Francisco (Milestone Records, 1959). This collection thus brings together for the first time all the solo pieces recorded by Monk from 1954 to 1961 (Studio and Live) + a few rare tracks not featured on the original albums.

John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

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John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 437 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb
Label: Wildchild! | # MS 06652 | Time: 01:06:25 | Scans included
Swing, Bop, Post-Bop, Vibraphone Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz

John Cocuzzi is a versatile, talented multi-instrumentalist jazz musician who, with his quintet, stretches out for an entertaining 60 minutes-plus of solid, straight ahead jazz on this very good album. A Washington, D.C. native, Cocuzzi gained an appreciation of jazz at an early age listening to his record collection and to his father, who was a percussionist with the U.S. Marine Band. Initially studying piano and then drums after hearing Lionel Hampton, vibes were added to his arsenal of instruments. Swingin' and Burnin' revisits the small group swing of the '30s and '40s popularized by Benny Goodman, Hampton, Artie Shaw, and others. Cocuzzi adds his own flavor along with some artful arrangements to such warhorses from the past as "Slipped Disc," "Benny's Bugle," and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You." On the latter, Cocuzzi shows off his vocal skills along with a boogie woogie piano. "Broadway" epitomizes the adroit swinging of the quintet, with each member of the group getting a chance to show their wares during the seven minutes they devote to this Teddy McRae/Bill Bird melody.

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 682 Mb | Scans included | 04:54:06
West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

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VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Beechwood Music, Street Sounds | # SOUNDSCD2 | Time: 00:57:45
Bop, Swing, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Compiled by the man largely responsible for the 'acid jazz' movement [a tongue in cheek answer to 'acid house'!], Jazz Juice was Gilles Peterson's first series of compilations made when he was still in his early twenties. The selections across these eight volumes were lovingly compiled and came to represent what was to be a resurgence of interest in all things 'cool' in jazz in the eighties, when jazz was brought to the club dancefloors via DJ sets for the first time and lost Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, rare grooves and Blue Note releases were keenly revived. Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Sergio Mendes, Jon Hendricks, Marcos Valle, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, and more..

VA - Jazz A Cinecitta (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 10/2004]

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VA -  Jazz A Cinecitta (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 10/2004]

Various Artists - Jazz A Cinecittà (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 548 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Label: Musica Jazz | # MJCD 1160 (MJ Magazine 10/2004) | Time: 01:15:53
Big Band, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Orchestral Jazz, Soundtracks

Jazz music from great italian movies composed by the famous film composers Piero Umiliani, Piero Piccioni Armando Trovaioli, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, Manuel De Sica, Benedetto Ghiglia and Goffredo Petrassi as well as pioneering musicians such as Giorgio Gaslini, Chet Baker, here are some of the earliest jazz soundtracks that emerged from the golden age of 'Commedia All'Italiana' through to cult experimental cinema.

Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)

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Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)

Marlon Jordan - The Undaunted (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 362.76 Mb | 59:37 | Cover
Modal, Post-Bop, Bop | Country: USA | Label: Columbia - CK078826

For his third and final Columbia CD, young trumpeter Marlon Jordan (21 at the time) still sounded pretty derivative of inspiration Wynton Marsalis and Miles Davis. His hard bop quintet (which also includes tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield, the brilliant pianist Eric Reed, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Troy Davis) is heard performing six of the trumpeter's originals, plus John Coltrane's "Village Blues," with spirit and swing, although not many original ideas. Jordan was one of the youngest of the Young Lions but, even in the late 1990s, he has still plenty of unrealized potential. A good but not essential outing. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,12 Gb | 03:43:03 | Covers
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bossa Nova | Label: Verve Records - 314 513 875-2

Many of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's recordings for the Verve label in the '50s and early '60s show him at the peak of his powers. This three-CD set is a sampler of his legacy, with the discs subtitled "Big Band," "Small Groups & Guests" and "In an Afro Cuban, Bossa Nova, Calypso Groove." The programming jumps all over the place and makes little sense but this set serves as a good excuse to acquire 40 performances by the great Gillespie and the many all-stars who recorded with him. Few but the most fanatical veteran Gillespie fans will have all of these selections. This collection filled a void until Verve got around to doing a much more comprehensive Dizzy Gillespie reissue program. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:15:42
Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 164 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.

Yves Brouqui - Live at Smalls (2002)

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Yves Brouqui - Live at Smalls (2002)

Yves Brouqui - Live at Smalls (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Elabeth, ELA 621040 | ~ 397 or Mb | Artwork(png) -> 13 Mb
Hard Bop, Fusion

~ Recorded live at Smalls, New York on April 6-7, 2001. ~