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Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979 (1999)

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Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979 (1999)

Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979 (1999)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:33
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz, Trombone Jazz | Label: Challenge | # CHR 70063

Released for the first time on this 1999 Challenge CD, this live set features the unusual duo of guitarist Jim Hall and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, two-thirds of the 1957 Jimmy Giuffre Three. Although there are occasions when one of the musicians accompanies the other one, much of the time Hall and Brookmeyer function as equals, improvising together on a set of standards plus an ad-lib blues called "Sweet Basil." Their ability to improvise while thinking of the whole picture and their knack for spontaneously harmonizing really come in handy during this intriguing and frequently exciting outing. Among the selections reborn in the playing of Hall and Brookmeyer are John Lewis' "Skating in Central Park," "Body and Soul," "Darn That Dream," and "St. Thomas." A successful effort that should not have taken 20 years to release.

Bob Brookmeyer New Quartet - Paris Suite (1995)

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Bob Brookmeyer New Quartet - Paris Suite (1995)

Bob Brookmeyer New Quartet - Paris Suite (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 296.49 Mb | 01:06:14 | Covers
Cool, Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Challenge Jazz - CHR 70026

Veteran valve-trombonist/composer Bob Brookmeyer has not recorded many small group dates during the 1980s and '90s, making this Challenge CD with a young European rhythm section (pianist Kris Goessens, bassist Riccardo Del Fra and drummer Dre Pallemaerts) a bit special. Brookmeyer plays eight obscurities (four by him and three by his pianist) that are complex, harmonically advanced and yet still able to be swung. Well worth searching for. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Epic/Legacy/CTI | # 5060252 | 01:05:58

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating – along with Hall – one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall's output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," the smoky "The Answer Is Yes," and the Hall centerpiece "Concierto de Aranjuez".

Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)

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Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)

Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Gambit Records | # 69288 | Time: 01:08:56

2008 release compiles all of Art Farmer and Jim Hall's live quartet recordings in their entirety including the 1963 Half Note performances and the extremely rare 1964 London concert. Features musical assistance from Steve Swallow, Walter Perkins and Pete La Roca. This material is presented here for the first time ever in one package. New and careful remastering, includes comprehensive 12-page booklet.

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

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Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Synergy | # SRCD 55304 | Time: 01:11:21

This edition contains all of the quintet recordings from Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell's Dec. 27, 1976 studio session accompanied by the Dolo Cocker Trio, as well as the complete quintet material from the studio date of the previously day, featuring the same lineup with Harold Land instead of Pepper. Includes 8-page booklet.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD

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Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 102 Mb | 01:15:06
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Cool, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Verve | # 531 230-2

This single CD reissues all of the music from two rare Dizzy Gillespie LPs. Dating from 1963-64, the set features the trumpeter's interpretation of the score of the obscure film The Cool World (although these are not the actual performances heard in the movie) plus 11 themes from other films. Gillespie, who is joined by James Moody (on tenor, alto and flute), pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins, was in peak form during that era and hopefully all of his other Philips recordings will also be reissued by Verve in the future. Although the liner notes deal only with The Cool World, the other set is actually of greater interest. Gillespie uplifts such tunes as the "Theme from Exodus," "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," "Never on Sunday" and "Walk on the Wild Side," turning them into swinging jazz. The Cool World pieces (all composed by Mal Waldron) are also worth hearing although they are not as memorable overall. This set is a real historical curiosity and, although not essential, it is a release that should please Dizzy Gillespie fans while reminding others of how great a trumpeter he was before his long decline.

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

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

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.

Lee Konitz & Bert van den Brink Trio - Dialogues (1998) Reissue 2006

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Lee Konitz & Bert van den Brink Trio - Dialogues (1998) Reissue 2006

Lee Konitz & Bert van den Brink Trio - Dialogues (1998) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:09:13
Genre: Post-Bop, Cool | Label: Challenge Records | # CHR 70053

Dialogues may be one of saxophonist Lee Konitz's best albums in a discography both prolific and still expanding. The sounds of Bert van den Brink (piano), Hein Van de Geyn (bass) and Hans van Oosterhout (drums) blend perfectly with the leader's alto sax. So attractive is the sound that one hopes this session is not a one-off affair.

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

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Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (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.

Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015 [Re-Up]

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Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015 [Re-Up]

Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 426 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | Time: 02:38:53
Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz, Swing, Bop, Cool | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88875120842

Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner's greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, The Complete Concert By The Sea celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the original concert from September 19, 1955. The complete live concert recording newly uncovered by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and digitally remastered in its entirety after six decades is produced by Guggenheim Award-winning jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal. The 3-CD box set contains the complete live Concert By The Sea including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

Art Pepper - Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (5CD) (2019) {Compilation}

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Art Pepper - Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (5CD) (2019) {Compilation}

Art Pepper - Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (5CD) (2019) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 2,11 Gb | 05:59:24 | Covers
Cool, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Omnivore Recordings - OVCD-333

Saxophonist Art Pepper's career was in its final comeback phase in 1979 when he accepted producer John Snyder's invitation to record an album on his fledgling Artists House label. A West Coast jazz star in the '50s, Pepper had suffered from bouts with drug abuse and subsequent incarceration that left him largely marginalized by the '70s. However, after going through rehab and meeting his wife and manager Laurie Pepper, he enjoyed a fruitful late-career resurgence.

Miles Davis Featuring John Coltrane (2005) 4CD Box Set

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Miles Davis Featuring John Coltrane (2005) 4CD Box Set

Miles Davis Featuring John Coltrane (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 481 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb | 03:28:42
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool, Modal Jazz | Label: Documents/Membran | # 223215-354

4 CD Set, 32 tracks, 36-page booklet. Documentation in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Ice and fire they were: a two-horned paradox. Offstage, one was quiet, pensive, self-critical to a fault, practising obsessively. The other was cocksure, demanding; running with friends rather than running scales. But on the bandstand and on record, they reversed roles. John Coltrane, with saxophone in hand, became the unbridled one: long-winded, garrulous. When Miles Davis raised his trumpet, he played the sensitive introvert, blowing brief, hushed tones, exuding vulnerability. Their names now command reverence, and rarely induce less than eulogy. The music they created together during an almost five-year union still resonates, entrances, influences and sells, sells, sells.

Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Miles Davis - Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (1965) [2012, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:18:29 | 442,90 Mb
Label: Jackpot Records (EU) | Cat.# 48727 | Released: 2012-05-14 (1965)

Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis' and Coltrane's horns.

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006

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Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:25
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Prestige/New Jazz/Victor | # VICJ-41552

Two of trumpeter Art Farmer's earlier sessions as a leader are reissued on this CD in the OJC series. Farmer teams up with an all-star quintet (which includes tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke) for four songs and dominates a quartet (with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Herbie Lovelle) on six other tunes. Farmer's sound is lyrical even on the uptempo pieces and he is heard throughout in his early prime. Highlights include "Soft Shoe," "I'll Take Romance," "Autumn Nocturne" and an uptempo "Gone with the Wind." One should note that the programming differs from what is listed, with "Soft Shoe" (which should have been the opener) actually appearing fifth and the songs listed as appearing second through fifth moving up to first through fourth. Despite that flaw, the music is quite enjoyable and a must for 1950s bop collectors.

Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans - The Ivory Hunters (1959) Japanese Remastered 2003

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Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans - The Ivory Hunters (1959) Japanese Remastered 2003

Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans - The Ivory Hunters (1959) Japanese Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: United Artists Jazz/Toshiba-EMI | # TOCJ-9486 | Time: 00:42:46
Genre: Cool, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz

When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer, eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match. For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left.