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Lee Morgan - Taru (1968/1980) Remastered Reissue 2000

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Lee Morgan - Taru (1968/1980) Remastered Reissue 2000

Lee Morgan - Taru (1968/1980) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Modal, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 22670 2 6 | 00:38:09

Trumpeter Lee Morgan performs two funky boogaloos, a ballad, and three complex group originals on this album whose music was first released in 1980. This is a transitional date with the hard bop stylist leaning in the direction of modal music and even anticipating aspects of fusion. His sextet (which includes Bennie Maupin on tenor, guitarist George Benson, pianist John Hicks, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Billy Higgins) is quite advanced for the period and inspires Morgan to some fiery and explorative playing.

Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered Reissue 2014

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Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered Reissue 2014

Blue Mitchell - Blue Mitchell (aka Soul Village) (1971) Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included | 00:30:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mainstream, Boplicity | # MRL 315, CDBOPM 029

Trumpeter Blue Mitchell made his name when he was a member of the Horace Silver Quintet, who were at the vanguard of the soul jazz movement in the late 50s-early 60s and recorded several best-selling albums for Blue Note: Finger Poppin', Blowin' The Blues Away and The Tokyo Blues. When the Quintet disbanded, Mitchell formed his own combo and signed to Blue Note direct. Over the next five years he made eight albums including The Thing To Do and Down With It! which continued to define soulful jazz. He championed young talent, employing drummer Al Foster and pianist Chick Corea. In the early 70s he signed to Bob Shad's Mainstream Records at a point where he was a successful session player, utilised by John Mayall and Ray Charles, among others. This, his debut album as solo artist, is a magnificent, largely acoustic, session unusual for this period. Its five tracks of swinging soul jazz, include Mi Hermano, a big club spin for Gilles Peterson.

Freddie Hubbard - The Blue Note Years (2009)

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Freddie Hubbard - The Blue Note Years (2009)

Freddie Hubbard - The Blue Note Years (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 494 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included | 01:14:01
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: EMI Japan/Blue Note | # TOCJ-66485

One of the great jazz trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard formed his sound out of the Clifford Brown/Lee Morgan tradition, and by the early '70s was immediately distinctive and the pacesetter in jazz.

Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

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Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2170 | 00:48:36

ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet – saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams – gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Miles had been moving toward this direction in the two years preceding the release of ESP and he had recorded with everyone outside of Shorter prior to this record, but his addition galvanizes the group, pushing them toward music that was recognizably bop but as adventurous as jazz's avant-garde. Outwardly, this music doesn't take as many risks as Coltrane or Ornette Coleman's recordings of the mid-'60s, but by borrowing some of the same theories – a de-emphasis of composition in favor of sheer improvisation, elastic definitions of tonality – they created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz. Certainly, many musicians have returned to this group for inspiration, but their recordings remain fresh, because they exist at this fine dividing line between standard bop and avant.

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

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

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.

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:58:11

Jazz collectors can be an obsessive, detail-minded bunch, so when they acquire Vol. 2 of CAP's Dizzy in South America series, they're bound to be frustrated by the fact that the credits don't give any exact recording dates or let you know exactly where in South America each 1956 performance was recorded. As frustrating as that is, however, Vol. 2 is a CD that collectors and Dizzy Gillespie fans will be glad to get their hands on. No serious Gillespie aficionado could resist hearing previously unreleased live performances of "Tin Tin Deo," "The Champ," and "Groovin' High," especially when the sound quality is decent (by 1956 standards) and the band boasts such heavyweights as Phil Woods (alto sax), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Jimmy Powell (alto sax), Walter Davis, Jr. (piano), and the tour's musical director Quincy Jones (trumpet). Gillespie has many inspired moments on trumpet, and featured vocalist Austin Cromer provides some memorable crooning on "Because of You" and "Wonder Why".

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: EmArcy | # 814 646-2 | Time: 00:39:56

Study in Brown features the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are "Cherokee" (during which trumpeter Brown is brilliant), "Swingin'," and "Sandu." All of this group's recordings are well worth acquiring.

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb | 01:12:08
Bop, Swing, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: IMC Music | # JHR 73613

This rich collection of late-1940's recordings from the seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie returns us to the period when modern jazz had firmly broken away from swing, even as, for many jazz fans, it was fulfilling musical promises that swing had long held out. One of the more compelling features of this collection is its focus on ensembles that are larger than the stereotypical small-group bebop lineup. Gillespie liked the big-band style in which he had made his name, and here we find groups of more than twelve pieces handling Gillespie's and other composers' most challenging bop compositions…

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.

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.

Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999)

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Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999)

Dizzy Reece - Comin' On (1999) Recorded 1960
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:06:52
Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 22019 2 1

For a short time in the late '50s trumpeter Dizzy Reece was an up-and-coming jazz artist. However, success eluded him and he quietly faded into obscurity, only occasionally releasing material after the early '60s. As a matter of fact, the sessions that became Comin' On! languished in the Blue Note vaults for almost four decades. Rediscovered in 1999, these dates feature six well-rounded hard bop compositions by Reece along with three standards. The tracks from April 3, 1960, not only document the Blue Note debut of tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine but also employ the talents of the Jazz Messengers' rhythm section of the time, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Art Blakey. By July 17, 1960, the only musician remaining from the previous date was Turrentine, sharing tenor duties with Musa Kaleem, who is also heard on flute. (The later session's rhythm section had changed to pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Al Harewood.) Neglected, although spirited, sessions from an underrated trumpeter and composer.

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 518841 2 | Time: 00:58:49 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort, Thousand Kisses Deep, for a more elegant and traditional sound on When I Fall in Love. While Thousand Kisses Deep maximized Botti's penchant for mixing perfect pop songs with his Miles Davis-influenced jazz style, it nonetheless featured many of the electronic and processed sounds predictable on modern smooth jazz releases. By eschewing such "go to" pop-jazz production techniques as drum machines and synthesized strings in favor of the real instruments here, Botti ironically sounds utterly groundbreaking on what is ultimately a straight-ahead orchestral jazz album. While nowhere near as improvisationally adventurous as its predecessors, When I Fall in Love is still a revelation in the tradition of Sketches of Spain, Clifford Brown With Strings, and Wynton Marsalis' Hot House Flowers. Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own.

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue

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Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Label: ZYX music, Original Jazz Classics | # OJC20 370-2 (JLP-18) | Time: 00:42:42
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Trumpet Jazz

During his extended "stay" in Europe circa the late '50s and early '60s, Chet Baker produced half a dozen albums for the Riverside Records subsidiary label Jazzland. On Chet Baker in Milan – the first of his overseas sides – Baker revisits the familiar stomping grounds of West Coast cool, even though he is the only American in the band. The basic quartet includes Chet Baker (trumpet), Renato Sellani (piano), Franco Serri (bass), and Gene Victory (drums). However, on a majority of the cuts, that unit is upgraded to a sextet with sax players Glauco Masetti (alto) and Gianno Basso (tenor). According to Peter Drew's brief liner notes essay, these Italian players were found by a local record label and arrangements were essentially retrofitted to suit Baker.

Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Label: Roulette Jazz/EMI | # 7243 5 81829 2 7 | Time: 00:43:25
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz

The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 was the first album trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker recorded upon returning to the United States in 1964. Jazz had undergone a radical development post-1963 with artists such as John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter beginning to focus on complex harmonic explorations over pretty melody. Having spent the prior three years in Europe, falling deeper into heroin addiction, Baker found himself a pleasant, if somewhat forgotten, anachronism of the previous decade. Consequently, the icon of '50s cool attempted to reinvigorate his career and showcase his musical growth by enlisting the sensitive piano chops of Hal Galper and old collaborator tenor saxophonist Phil Urso. The new sideman, combined with a heavy dose of Tadd Dameron's compositions, gave Baker a more muscular edge that rubbed nicely with his trademark lyricism updating his sound for the hard bop '60s – a decade that would end, however, with Baker losing his teeth and falling into obscurity.

Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Miles Davis - The Real… Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 03:26:47
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88697915492

The three-disc anthology The Real…Miles Davis: The Ultimate Miles Davis Collection brings together tracks the legendary trumpeter recorded for Columbia during the '50s and '60s. These are some of Davis' best-known and most influential recordings when he was at the height of his pre-fusion, modern jazz career. Included are such cuts as "So What," "I Thought About You," "Stella by Starlight," "Milestones," and more.