Subcategories

James Moody - Something Special (1986)

Posted By: Domestos
James Moody - Something Special (1986)

James Moody - Something Special (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 246.77 Mb | 48:52 | Covers
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Novus - 3008-2-N

For his debut on Novus, James Moody (switching between tenor, alto and flute) performs four of Tom McIntosh's moody originals, the standard "More Than You Know" and an updated version of "I'm In The Mood For Love." With strong assistance from pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Idris Muhammad, Moody takes some chances during this date and stretches himself, showing that he was not content to rely on bebop cliches. All of James Moody's recordings are worthwhile and this one is certainly above-average. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Remastered, RVG Edition 2002] Re-Up

Posted By: Designol
Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Remastered, RVG Edition 2002] Re-Up

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [RVG Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 35758 2 3 | Time: 00:40:48

Recorded in 1972, a decade removed from the last of Horace Silver's classic quintet recordings, In Pursuit of the 27th Man has never been regarded as one of the pianist's prime releases, which likely explains why Blue Note took this long to make it available on CD. But the album, which moves gracefully between quartet performances featuring vibraphonist David Friedman and quintet numbers featuring the young Brecker brothers (Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor saxophone), has its distinctive charms. While maintaining the crispness and sense of adventure with which he has always signed his music, Silver and bands ease through some of his most appealing melodies. Songs such as Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother" have the early '70s written all over them, but even in those cases their light-handed lyricism and boppish vitality keep them fresh. Friedman's idiosyncratic sound adds a sense of mystery to the music, which, with Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums, never lacks for a solid and soulful center.

Horace Silver - The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56 (2CD) (2019)

Posted By: Domestos
Horace Silver - The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56 (2CD) (2019)

Horace Silver - The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56 (2CD) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 262.87 Mb + 242.74 Mb | 02:21:01 | Covers
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Acrobat - ADDCD3310

Horace Silver was one of the most important and innovative artists from the hard bop era. Horace Silver was one of the most important and innovative artists from the hard bop era as pianist, composer and bandleader, working with some of leading musicians on the jazz scene as a sideman and in his own groups after his recording debut with Stan Getz in 1950.

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840146 | Time: 00:31:16

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

Posted By: Domestos
Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,61 Gb | 11:01:29 | Covers
Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Sony Music ‎– 88697979592

Simply put, Charles Mingus: The Complete Columbia and RCA Albums Collection contains some of the most vital and important modern jazz ever produced. Examining a fertile period that stretches from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, the inclusive 10-CD set includes such masterpieces as Tijuana Moods (1957) (now 2 CDs); Mingus Ah Um (1959), Mingus Dynasty (1959), Alternate Takes (1959), Let My Children Hear Music (1971) and the double disc, Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert (1972).

Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings (1951-1958) (12CD Box Set) (1991) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings (1951-1958) (12CD Box Set) (1991) {Compilation}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings (1951-1958) (12CD Box Set) (1991) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,33 Gb | 14:09:01 | Cover
Bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Debut Records - 12DCD-4402-2

This mammoth 12-CD box set may not contain Charles Mingus' most significant recordings (those would take place shortly after these sessions), but there is a remarkable amount of exciting and somewhat innovative music in this reissue of all of the dates recorded for Mingus' Debut label.

Thelonious Monk - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)

Posted By: Domestos
Thelonious Monk - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)

Thelonious Monk - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 303.38 Mb + 336.00 Mb + 62.07 Mb (Scans) | 2:26:50
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Fremeaux et Associes - FA 284

Dans cette collection de compils, The Quintessence, dirigée par le prolifique écrivain de jazz, essayiste et romancier Alain Gerber, surgissent des gemmes considérables. Comme celle, noire comme un diamant, consacrée à Thelonious Monk, qu’on comparerait volontiers à cet aérolithe qui hante 2001 : l’Odyssée de l’espace, de Stanley Kubrick, et émet une musique cosmique connue de tous. Supplique aux jeunes gens qui croit connaître Thelonious Monk : écoutez son premier "Round midnight", enregistré en quintet, en 1947, pour Blue Note. Suivront étonnements et émerveillements inquiets puis admiration définitive pour celui que la critique avait désigné de son vivant comme « The Prophet of modern jazz ». Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982), pianiste, compositeur, prophétise encore aujourd’hui un jazz qui bannit toute joliesse, toute complaisance.

Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (5CD) (2010) {Compilation, Reissue}

Posted By: Domestos
Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (5CD) (2010) {Compilation, Reissue}

Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (5CD) (2010) {Compilation, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,52 Gb | 04:21:20 | Covers
Bebop, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Sony Music Entertainment - 88697766662

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)

Posted By: Domestos
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Quintessence: New-York - Paris 1947-1959 (2CD) (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 384.55 Mb + 402.16 Mb | 02:26:19 | Covers
Hard Bop | Label: Fremeaux & Associes - FA 286

Les coffrets « The Quintessence » jazz et blues, reconnus pour leur qualité dans le monde entier, font l’objet des meilleurs transferts analogiques à partir des disques sources, et d’une restauration numérique utilisant les technologies les plus sophistiquées sans jamais recourir à une modification du son d’origine qui nuirait à l’exhaustivité des informations sonores, à la dynamique et la cohérence de l’acoustique, et à l’authenticité de l’enregistrement original. Chaque ouvrage sonore de la marque « Frémeaux & Associés » est accompagné d’un livret explicatif en langue française et d’un certificat de garantie.

Phineas Newborn Jr - The Classic Albums 1956-1962 (5CD) (2015)

Posted By: Domestos
Phineas Newborn Jr - The Classic Albums 1956-1962 (5CD) (2015)

Phineas Newborn Jr - The Classic Albums 1956-1962 (5CD) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,74 Gb | 6:28:27 | Scans included
Hard Bop | Label: Enlightenment - EN5CD9056

5 CD Set covering the Pivotal Recordings of this jazz legend American jazz pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr. was widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted piano players of the genre, famous for his extended, virtuoso solos, often consisting of brisk, complex phrases using both hands in unison.

Charles Mingus - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Charles Mingus - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}

Charles Mingus - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,23 Gb | 05:04:48 | Cover
Bop, Post Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz - RGJCD221

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.

Art Blakey - Seven Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Art Blakey - Seven Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}

Art Blakey - Seven Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,85 Gb | 05:00:08 | Cover
Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz - RGJCD383

Great Small group bop! This is the beginning of Wayne Shorter's tenure as Music Director. This anthology represents a peak in The Jazz Messenger's story beginning with such brightly hued originals as "The Chess Players" and "Lester Left Town" from THE BIG BEAT (1960), Morgan (tpt), Shorter (ts), Timmons (p.), Merritt (b), Blakey (d). This is the classic Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers signature style: inventive solos, driving, witty arrangements-in short everything you could want in a jazz masterpiece circa 1960.

Bobby Timmons - Six Classic Albums (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Bobby Timmons - Six Classic Albums (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}

Bobby Timmons - Six Classic Albums (4CD) (2013) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,19 Gb | 3:55:51 | Covers
Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz - RGJCD398

Robert Henry Timmons (December 19, 1935 – March 1, 1974) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He was a sideman in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for two periods (July 1958 to September 1959; February 1960 to June 1961), between which he was part of Cannonball Adderley's band. Several of Timmons' compositions written when part of these bands – including "Moanin'", "Dat Dere", and "This Here" – enjoyed commercial success and brought him more attention. In the early and mid-1960s he led a series of piano trios that toured and recorded extensively.

Thelonious Monk - Six Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2012) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Thelonious Monk - Six Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2012) {Compilation}

Thelonious Monk - Six Classic Albums, Vol.2 (4CD) (2012) {Compilation}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,12 Gb | 4:31:20 | Covers
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz - RGJCD332

Monk's compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists and are consistent with his unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of switched key releases, silences, and hesitations. His style was not universally appreciated; the poet and jazz critic Philip Larkin dismissed him as "the elephant on the keyboard".

Thelonious Monk - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}

Posted By: Domestos
Thelonious Monk - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}

Thelonious Monk - Eight Classic Albums (4CD) (2010) {Compilation}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,28 Gb | 5:06:55 | Covers
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Real Gone Jazz - RGJCD225

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser", "Ruby, My Dear", "In Walked Bud", and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than a thousand pieces, whereas Monk wrote about 70.