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Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

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Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
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© 1958, 2013 Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9961
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Cannonball Enroute is the sixth album by the jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his first released on the Mercury label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression of the familiar Adderley groove – with brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – with Mance and Jones bringing an especially nice bottom end to the record – one that gets things moving in a very soulful way! Titles include "Porky", "Hoppin John", "That Funky Train", "I'll Remember April", and "18th Century Ballroom".

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

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Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}
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© 1954, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9484
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Clarinet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit digital remastering. Cardboard sleeve. Mono. David Stone Martin 10 inch Collector's Selection Series. Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Tony Noterfonzo - This Time Now: Trio Sessions, Vol. 1 (2018)

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Tony Noterfonzo - This Time Now: Trio Sessions, Vol. 1 (2018)

Tony Noterfonzo - This Time Now: Trio Sessions, Vol. 1 (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 373 MB | Cover | 1:03:16 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 146 MB
Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Fonzno Music

THIS TIME NOW is a sound conceived by drummer, teacher, composer, arranger and author, Tony Noterfonzo. The group's sound draws from a wide range of influences including the days of Swing to the early days of BeBop through the Post-Bop era to the more contemporary sounds of today's jazz scene (Latin, Blues, World Music, etc.) with a focus on total group improvisation.

Jo Ann Castle - 22 Great Ragtime Hits (Volume 1 & 2) (1977/1978) {1987 Ranwood} **[RE-UP]**

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Jo Ann Castle - 22 Great Ragtime Hits (Volume 1 & 2) (1977/1978) {1987 Ranwood} **[RE-UP]**

Jo Ann Castle - 22 Great Ragtime Hits (Volume 1 & 2) (1977/1978) {1987 Ranwood}
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Genre: jazz, ragtime

22 Great Ragtime Hits is a two volume CD series by jazz pianist Jo Ann Castle, who specialized in ragtime music. True to its title, each disc features 22 songs. The original volume was released in 1977 before Ranwood Records released a follow-up a year later. This was released on CD in 1987.

Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}

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Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}

Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}
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© 1963, 1965, 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10211
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

This release includes two rare sessions led by West Montgomery in 1963 and 1965. The first date was recorded in New York on November 1963 and features the solid drumming of Montgomery's long-time contemporary Grady Tate as well as the tasteful playing of pianist Billy Taylor. The group is rounded out by bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Grady Tate with a special guest appearance by jazz vocal giant Joe Williams. An excellent studio date. The second group of tunes was recorded live during his triumphal European tour in the spring of 1965, with a completely different lineup. The four titles include the participation of the exceptional guest star, Clark Terry on trumpet, with accompaniment by a local rhythm section. A must have for all Wes Montgomery fans. Includes booklet with comprehensive liner notes.

McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)

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McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)

McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)
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© 1979, 2007 Concord / Milestone | 0888072302068
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

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. McCoy Tyner has fronted many mid-sized ensembles, but this one ranks with the very best he has led. As violinist John Blake jives and jousts with alto and soprano saxophonist Joe Ford and the incendiary tenor saxophonist George Adams, Tyner realizes a perfectly balanced, extroverted, compatible and utterly unique front line.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}
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© 1962, 1990 United Artists / Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84451 2 / CDP 7 84452 2
Jazz / Hard Bop

Phenomenal live material from the sextet-era version of the Jazz Messengers! This 2-volume CD series takes a small amount of live material that was originally issued under the 3 Blind Mice title, and adds a huge amount of previously unreleased tracks to expand both CDs into a whopping batch of hardbop killers. The group includes Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton – and the live setting shows the band at their finest, able to trade lines and invent solos with amazing dexterity.

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}
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© 1957, 2013 EmArcy / Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9960
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Swing / Saxophone

Sophisticated Swing is the fifth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his fourth released on the EmArcy label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. A couple of decades ago Sophisicated Swing was the title of an instrumental tune - by Will Hudson, if our memory holds up - and the music that corresponded with it had a certain sleekness that probably justified the title by the standards of that era. But today sophistication in jazz has a somewhat deeper meaning. The true jazz sophisticate has absorbed the lessons of a new musical generation, one that brought with it great advances in harmonic, melodic and rhythmic subtlety. The word "swing", too, has acquired a significance mare far-reaching than any of us could have imagined in the days of monotonous four-to-the-bar rhythm sections and comparatively limited and unimaginative syncopation.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}
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© 1954, 2015 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 391
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream

The compositions herein are performed by two of the famed Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop groups and they are considered among his best recorded works. These 1954 recordings represent the grass roots from where all the innovative forms and expressions of tomorrows jazz conceived by Mingus really began. From then on, Mingus became the most influential composer and bassist of various generations in jazz history. After its first date, he said about the improvised interplay between every instrument: I feel that it is usually impossible to attempt such delicacies with musicians who do not enjoy the unusual freedom or understand the thought of the leading instrument. Teo Macero, John LaPorta, George Barrow and Mal Waldron, of course, are just as responsible as I am for the final construction.

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

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Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}
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© 1963, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9979 | Argo LP 717
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Remastered, Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}
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© 1961-62, 2015 Air Cuts
Jazz / Hard Bop / Third Stream

This amazing set compiles all existing Birdland broadcasts by the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop of 1961-62. These long unavailable broadcasts feature such important musicians as Booker Ervin, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles McPherson, Jaki Byard, Toshiko Akiyoshi andDannie Richmond. Among the many highlights is the drumless broadcast of May 12, 1962, which presents two bassists on Mingus’ only existing live version of “Ysabel’s Table Dance”, from Tijuana Moods. Mingus is the piano soloist on two broadcasts. This music has only been previously available on separate long out of print releases with inferior sound quality.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)
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© 1966, 1986 EmArcy / Polygram | 822 471-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Few jazz followers would think of trumpeter Chuck Mangione and pianist Keith Jarrett as former members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but in 1966, they both worked in the drummer's classic hard bop unit and the stint gave them needed exposure and helped the pair to develop their own individual voices. With tenor saxophonist Frank Mitchell and bassist Reggie Workman completing the quintet, this particular version of The Jazz Messengers only had the opportunity to record this one excellent live LP (which is currently out of print) but proved to be a worthy successor to their more acclaimed predecessors.

The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}

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The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}

The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}
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© 1962, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9742
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Piano

One of the few sides ever recorded as a leader by Chicago soul jazz pianist John Young – a tasty trio set with just the right touch of pepper! The tracks are short and lively, very much in the mode of other Chicago trio players – like John Wright or Ramsey Lewis – and most of the tunes have a nicely rolling groove, thanks to great backing from from Sam Kidd on bass and Phil Thomas on drums – both of whom echo strongly the great Chicago groove going on at the time. The album also features a strong mixture of originals and upbeat standards – with titles that include "Joey", "In Other Words", "Blues Oreenee", "The Bridge", "Serenata", and "Search Me".

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)

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The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)

The Thelonious Monk Orchestra - At Town Hall (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #14of27)
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© 1959, 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301900
Jazz / Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano

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.

Charlie Byrd - Forgive and Forget (2018)

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Charlie Byrd - Forgive and Forget (2018)

Charlie Byrd - Forgive and Forget (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:43:50 | 236 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Classical / Label: Nagel-Heyer Records GmbH

Tasteful, low-key, and ingratiatingly melodic, Charlie Byrd had two notable accomplishments to his credit – applying acoustic classical guitar techniques to jazz and popular music and helping to introduce Brazilian music to mass North American audiences. Born into a musical family, Byrd experienced his first brush with greatness while a teenager in France during World War II, playing with his idol Django Reinhardt. After some postwar gigs with Sol Yaged, Joe Marsala and Freddie Slack, Byrd temporarily abandoned jazz to study classical guitar with Sophocles Papas in 1950 and Andrés Segovia in 1954.