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Miles Davis - That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 (2022)

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Miles Davis - That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 (2022)

Miles Davis - That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,11 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 473 Mb | 03:26:32
Modal Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings

That’s What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975.

Ron Carter - The Puzzle (1986)

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Ron Carter - The Puzzle (1986)

Ron Carter - The Puzzle (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Latin Jazz | Label: SMS | # MP32-5101 | Time: 01:13:34

The epitome of class and elegance without the stuffiness, Ron Carter has been a world-class bassist and cellist since the '60s. He's among the greatest accompanists of all time, and has made many albums exhibiting his prodigious technique. He's a brilliant rhythmic and melodic player, who uses everything in the bass and cello arsenal; walking lines, thick, full, prominent notes and tones, drones and strumming effects, and melody snippets. His bowed solos are almost as impressive as those done with his fingers. Carter has been featured in clothing, instrument, and pipe advertisements; he's close to being the bass equivalent of a Duke Ellington in his mix of musical and extra-musical interests. Carter's nearly as accomplished in classical music as jazz, and has performed with symphony orchestras all over the world. He's almost exclusively an acoustic player; he did play electric for a short time in the late '60s and early '70s, but he didn't used it for many, many years. "The Puzzle" Recorded Live at Club House 33, Japan in May 28, 1986.

Harold Mabern Trio - Don't Know Why (2003) [Reissue 2010]

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Harold Mabern Trio - Don't Know Why (2003) [Reissue 2010]

Harold Mabern Trio - Don't Know Why (2003) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-78140)

It's difficult not to break into a smile when hearing Harold Mabern play piano, as the hard bop stylist has a knack for giving his all as if he were entertaining an audience, even during a studio date. This trio meeting with bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth finds Mabern covering a lot of styles, including a few surprising choices. He takes Peter Brown's disco hit "Dance with Me" into new ground with a brisk arrangement incorporating funk, Latin, and driving post-bop. Jesse Harris' soft ballad "Don't Know Why" was a huge hit for singer/pianist Norah Jones on her platinum-selling CD Come Away with Me, though Mabern infuses it with a brighter tempo and a bit of country flavor, plus just a hint of gospel. For most jazz musicians, it's hard to avoid a modal approach to "My Favorite Things" since John Coltrane reworked it into that setting…

Harold Mabern Trio - Falling In Love With Love (2002) [Reissue 2010]

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Harold Mabern Trio - Falling In Love With Love (2002) [Reissue 2010]

Harold Mabern Trio - Falling In Love With Love (2002) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 386 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-78126)

Harold Mabern and his piano join together with George Mraz, bass, and Joe Farnsworth, drums, to compile a 10-track CD full of jazz's favorite staples from Harold Arlen, Michael Leonard and many more!

Blue Mitchell - Stablemates (1997) Reissue 2006

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Blue Mitchell - Stablemates (1997) Reissue 2006

Blue Mitchell - Stablemates (1997) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Candid | # CCD 79553 | 00:42:37

This previously hard to find album was made in Hollywood some two years before Blue's premature death from cancer on May 21st, 1979. It is a worthy component of the Mitchell discography, and Blue's playing here stacks up nicely against the best work of his classic Riverside and Blue Note periods. Blue's front line partner in the accomplished band assembled for the date was his friend, saxophonist Dick Spencer. The two knew each other well from time spent together in the Louie Bellson Band, where Dick was lead alto. The piano chair went to Victor Feldman, Blue's colleague in the Adderley band, by now a seasoned participant in the L.A. scene, some 20 years since his move from London. Also features John Heard and Dick Berk.

John Coltrane - The Stardust Session [Recorded 1958] (1975) [Reissue 1989]

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John Coltrane - The Stardust Session [Recorded 1958] (1975) [Reissue 1989]

John Coltrane - The Stardust Session [Recorded 1958] (1975) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 450 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PCD-24056-2)

The eight standards here (which include the title cut, "Invitation," "My Ideal," and "I'll Get By [As Long as I Have You]") were originally scattered on three separate LPs even though they all took place on the same day. With strong support from the rhythm section (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) and good solos from flügelhornist Wilbur Harden, Coltrane is heard near the end of his "sheets of sound" period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos.

Milt Jackson Sextet - Invitation (1963) [MFSL, 2007]

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Milt Jackson Sextet - Invitation (1963) [MFSL, 2007]

Milt Jackson Sextet - Invitation (1963) [MFSL, 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2031)

Legendary vibraphonist Milt Jackson needed only three sessions to record the gem that is 1963’s Invitation, an album on which the longtime Modern Jazz Quartet member paired the enviable cast of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Connie Kay. No, you don’t need to be a jazz aficionado to recognize those musicians. Household names all, they and Jackson deliver in spades, performing a satisfyingly diverse set that spans Hollywood film scores, Broadway showtunes, and jazz standards.
Whether on the gently swaying title track, Thelonious Monk’s contemplative “Ruby, My Dear,” or swinging “The Sealer,” you are transported to a universe of mellow moods and playful optimism…

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.

Johnny Griffin Quartet - Blues For Harvey (1973) [Reissue 1990]

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Johnny Griffin Quartet - Blues For Harvey (1973) [Reissue 1990]

Johnny Griffin Quartet - Blues For Harvey (1973) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SteepleChase (SCCD-31004)

Johnny Griffin is heard in a pair of dates recorded in 1972 at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, joined by fellow American expatriates Kenny Drew and Ed Thigpen, along with bassist Mads Vinding. Most of this album is devoted to Griffin's originals. His piercing, extended blues "That Party Upstairs" is followed by a somber ballad "Alone Again" (not the bland Gilbert O'Sullivan pop hit "Along Again (Naturally)," as listed in some discographies). His remake of his early composition "Soft and Furry" features Vinding's delightful arco bass in octave unison with Griffin's tenor sax. The furious uptempo "Blues for Harvey" gives way to a turbulent pair of choruses of Thelonious Monk's "Rhythm-A-Ning."

Harold Mabern - The Leading Man (1995)

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Harold Mabern - The Leading Man (1995)

Harold Mabern - The Leading Man (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 350 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Covers Included | 01:01:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Columbia #COL 477288 2

Since his emergence onto the New York scene in 1959, pianist Harold Mabern has become one of the few true living jazz stylists on the piano. Having played with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, and Lee Morgan, Mabern has the experience and the depth of knowledge sufficient to be called a master. There is no one on the scene who sounds like him, and his sense of lyricism, rhythm, time, and the entire range of dynamics in his playing attract other players as well as listeners. The Leading Man, issued in 1993, is considered a classic, both for its selection of material and the performances of the various ensembles Mabern assembled for the date. But there is something else, too – nowhere in Mabern's recorded catalog is there a performance like this from him.

Houston Person - Reminiscing at Rudy's (2022)

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Houston Person - Reminiscing at Rudy's (2022)

Houston Person - Reminiscing at Rudy's (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Digital Booklet) 327 MB | Cover | 57:24 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 141 MB
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Blues | Label: HighNote Records

Tenor saxophonist Houston Person's playing has a lot in common with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee: both are bold, satisfying, smooth, eye-opening and addictive once experienced.
Whether it be during smouldering blues-tinged numbers ("Please Send Me Someone to Love"), up-tempo takes on old favorites ("At Long Last Love," "Moon River"), or steamy, sultry, late-night ballads ("Put Your Head on My Shoulder"), Person never fails to deliver a performance where expressivity is the order of the day. The band is made up of a hand-picked group from Person's cadre of regular colleagues with guitar great Russell Malone adding his imaginative voicings and swinging rhythms to the mix.

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {1987, Remastered}

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Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {1987, Remastered}

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {1987, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:53:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Riverside Records #RLP-9433 / Original Jazz Classics #OJCCD-105-2

Depending on the nature of the person involved, success either dictates more and more compulsive activity, or else it permits relaxation. With Cannonball Adderley, the latter certainly appears to be the case; and this album can, among other things, serve as a testimonial to the truth of this impression. Adderley is undeniably a successful, widely-acclaimed artist, and it may seem to some that his success came quickly. But it is more in the nature of what one night-club comic once referred to bitterly as "my overnight success after fifteen years." To recap briefly, Cannonball came up to New York in the mid-'5Os with a thorough background as a player and teacher in Florida, and soon found himself lauded, recorded, and a working bandleader.

Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)

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Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)

Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 399 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chesky Records (JD47)

During a major portion of his career, Phil Woods predominately led a quartet or quintet, so the opportunity to work with his Little Big Band gave him a special pleasure, by expanding both the brass and reeds to an octet. His third release to feature the octet includes his working quintet at the time, including trombonist Hal Crook, pianist Jim McNeely, plus his longtime rhythm section, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin. Guests include Woods' former sideman trumpeter/flugelhornist Tom Harrell, alto and baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola, plus alto and tenor saxophonist Nelson Hill. Although the economics of touring with a band this size made it impossible to tour, the musicians dove into the difficult arrangements with plenty of gusto and end up sounding as if they had been playing them in concert for months…

V.A. - Birds & Monks [Recorded 1978] (1995)

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V.A. - Birds & Monks [Recorded 1978] (1995)

V.A. - Birds & Monks [Recorded 1978] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 466 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Galaxy/Fantasy (GCD-95002-2)

Birds & Monks features five tenors: Johnny Griffin, Harold Land, Joe Farrell, John Klemmer, and Joe Henderson - and altoist Art Pepper - playing one song apiece (five tunes by Charlie Parker along with Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight"). Pianist Stanley Cowell provides accompaniment (but sits out on the Henderson cut); either Cecil McBee or John Heard are on bass, and Roy Haynes plays the skins. Each of the saxophonists plays quite well, with John Klemmer's version of "'Round Midnight" being the only ballad. This release is easily recommended for bop fanatics.

Various Artists - Atlantic Jazz: Soul (1986)

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Various Artists - Atlantic Jazz: Soul (1986)

Various Artists - Atlantic Jazz: Soul (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 413 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Label: Atlantic | # 7567 81708-2 | Time: 01:12:54
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Rhythm & Blues

The Atlantic Jazz series continues with this slice of mostly '60s jazz-soul treats. Fittingly, the 11-track disc includes a side by one of the prime progenitors of soul, Ray Charles: He and MJQ vibraphonist, Milt Jackson, stretch out on the canonized "How Long Blues." Further expounding on the soul-jazz trajectory, the collection spotlights work by organist Shirley Scott (the Aretha Franklin hit "Think"), Les McCann and Eddie Harris (their classic Montreux Festival cut "Compared to What"), Yusef Lateef ("Russell and Elliot"), and Hank Crawford ("You're the One"). And there's even a bit of boogaloo-enhanced bossa, compliments of trumpeter Nat Adderley ("Jive Samba"). The soundtrack to your next retro-cool shindig.