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The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}

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The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}

The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 154 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1962, 2012 Riverside / Concord | 0888072337183
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Concord Music Group releases three new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced with 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks on each release (some previously unissued), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series showcases pivotal recordings of the past several decades by artists whose influence on the jazz tradition continues to reverberate among jazz musicians and audiences well into the 21st Century.

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

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Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27462 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Flute

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The beat goes on, and Herbie Mann gets plenty darn groovy – serving up these short, soulful tunes that really pack a sweet little punch – thanks in part to some excellent work on vibes by the young Roy Ayers! Ayers' rings out next to Herbie's flute in a very cool way – almost Latin, but a bit groovier overall, with some echoes of bossa and 60s soundtrack jazz – all mixed with deeper soul currents that are very much in the best 60s jazz spirit of Atlantic Records! Jimmy Wisner handles the arrangements, and also plays some mean piano. Titles include Dave Pike's "Dream Garden", which was arranged by Pike himself – plus Herbie Mann's "West African High Life", and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho" – as well as the cuts "No Matter What Shape", "More Rice Than Peas, Please", "Soul Montuno", and "The Beat Goes On".

Bobby Hutcherson - Color Schemes (1985) {Landmark Records LCD-1508-2}

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Bobby Hutcherson - Color Schemes (1985) {Landmark Records LCD-1508-2}

Bobby Hutcherson - Color Schemes (1985) {Landmark Records LCD-1508-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 1986 Landmark Records / GRP Records | LCD-1508-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

A great title for this album from Bobby Hutcherson – given the way he commands such great tones from his work on the vibes! The album's a real gem from his Landmark Records years – that great back-to-basics point when Bobby was almost doing more by doing less – especially in a record with understated brilliance like this. The group's a warmly sensitive one – with Mulgrew Miller on piano, John Heard on bass, Airto on percussion, and Billy Higgins on drums – a perfect rhythmic accompaniment for Hutcherson's hip vibes. Titles include "Rosemary Rosemary", "Remember", "Never Let Me Go", "Recorda Me", "Bemsha Swing", and "Whisper Not".

Monty Alexander - Fridaynight (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6414}

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Monty Alexander - Fridaynight (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6414}

Monty Alexander - Fridaynight (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6414}
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© 1985, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6414
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A great little date from pianist Monty Alexander – a set that's maybe got a bit more bite than some of Monty's American records from the time – even though this overseas release was still recorded in Florida! The core trio also features added percussion – which provides a stronger rhythmic impulse than usual, and which has the group really stretching out on some longer tunes – especially the album's version of "Since My Baby Left Me", which features guest cornet from Nat Adderley! The group on the rest of the record features Alexander on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, Ed Thigpen on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr. on percussion.

Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar (1963) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 16of33}

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Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar (1963) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 16of33}

Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar (1963) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 16of33}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 342 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
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© 1963, 2010 Riverside / Concord | 0888072323308
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Third Stream Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27307}

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Third Stream Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27307}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Third Stream Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27307}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27307 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A seminal album that defined the fresh sound of a whole new generation in jazz – that "third stream" movement that was different from the cool jazz of the west coast, and the fire of New York! The style here follows that same mix of jazz and higher-concept elements you'd hear on other Modern Jazz Quartet albums for Atlantic – but the music is expanded here with some great help from outside parties too.

John Coltrane - Dakar (1957) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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John Coltrane - Dakar (1957) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

John Coltrane - Dakar (1957) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1957, 2008 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-30650 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In the spring of 1957, John Coltrane had gone through two years of artistic growth so concentrated it was astonishing even in the jazz world, where compressed musical development is far from unknown. As the other horn in the Miles Davis Quintet, Coltrane had moved from virtual obscurity to acclaim as the tenor saxophone innovator of the decade. Although major stylistic departures were to come, Coltrane was at a peak of the probing lyricism and strength of his middle period. With the interestingly contrasted baritone saxophonists Cecil Payne and Pepper Adams, and a rhythm section of great smoothness and swing, Dakar is a gem in the Coltrane discography.

Scott LaFaro - Deep In A Dream: Live In 1958 (2012) {SSJ Japan DSD Mini LP Remaster}

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Scott LaFaro - Deep In A Dream: Live In 1958 (2012) {SSJ Japan DSD Mini LP Remaster}

Scott LaFaro - Deep In A Dream: Live In 1958 (2012) {SSJ Japan DSD Mini LP Remaster}
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© 1958, 2012 SS of Japan / Pacific Delights | XQAM-1619
Jazz / Cool / Modal Music / Bass

Rare reissue of historic recordings by Scott LaFaro. New DSD remastering. Scott LaFaro left us a very small number of recordings due to his untimely death in 1961. He was a genius who developed a revolutionary way of playing the bass. Whether recorded live or in studio, these recordings are all worth listening to. This album consists of three ABC Stars of Jazz TV probrams as well as a very rare rehearsal session at Bob Andrews' Recordville, the record store belonging to Andrews, the famous devotee of the West Coast jazz scene. All are 1958 performances while LaFaro was with the Victor Feldman group. Recommended for fans of Scott LaFaro!

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

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Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio:
The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Swing, Big Band | Label: Acrobat | # AMACD024 | 00:51:50

Della Reese was born Deloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her local church from an early age. In late 1953 Della signed on with The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and moved to New York and soon had a recording contract with Jubilee Records. Duke Ellington really needs no introduction, being considered by many as the greatest American composer of the 20th Century. His orchestra, over its 50 plus years of performing and recording, launched the careers of many of jazz's greatest stars. The line up for this 1962 performance still featured such respected alumni as Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves. This unique live concert broadcast featuring Della Reese and The Duke Ellington Orchestra was recorded on February 13, 1962 in New York City as part of a radio series specifically designed to promote a National Guard recruiting effort.

Miles Davis featuring Sonny Rollins - Dig (1951) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 14of33}

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Miles Davis featuring Sonny Rollins - Dig (1951) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 14of33}

Miles Davis featuring Sonny Rollins - Dig (1951) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 14of33}
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© 1951, 2010 Prestige / Concord | 0888072323278
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue (1960) {2013 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6046}

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Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue (1960) {2013 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6046}

Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue (1960) {2013 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6046}
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© 1960, 2013 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6046 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. The 1950s had largely been a waste for Howard McGhee, as drug addiction had taken its toll on his playing. But he is in good form for this 1961 studio session for Bethlehem, leading a septet with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, trombonist Bennie Green, and tenor saxophonist Roland Alexander, with a top-notch rhythm section of Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, and Walter Bolden an added bonus.

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

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Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige–BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}
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© 1966-67, 1998 Prestige / Fantasy / BGP Records | CDBGPD 122
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

As Freddie Roach's Blue Note career progressed, his work increasingly celebrated contemporary black culture, and accordingly developed a greater interest in funky, jukebox-ready grooves, a stylistic departure from his initial melodic finesse. Roach took both interests with him to Prestige, as demonstrated on The Soul Book/Mocha Motion, a U.K.-only two-fer compiling his first two albums for the label. Roach definitely brings the hard funk on parts of The Soul Book, but there's a laid-back, even meditative quality to others, which is surprising since his liner notes seem to suggest a concept album about the urban grit of Harlem.

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.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27103}

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27103}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27103}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 271 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27103 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays".

Ricky Ford - Saxotic Stomp (1988) {Muse MCD5349 rec 1987}

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Ricky Ford - Saxotic Stomp (1988) {Muse MCD5349 rec 1987}

Ricky Ford - Saxotic Stomp (1988) {Muse MCD5349 rec 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
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© 1988 Muse Records | MCD 5349
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

This is one of tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford's finer Muse recordings, although all nine are recommended. The talented tenor's six originals (including tributes to Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey and Ben Webster) and Thelonious Monk's "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are" inspire the impressive sextet, which also includes altoist James Spaulding, baritonist Charles Davis, pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Ford's arrangements, while giving everyone adequate solo space, keep the proceedings moving. Well worth several listens.