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Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]

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Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]

Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 163 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 70 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Jazz (7243 5 97073 2 7)

This fine album was sadly lost in the shuffle when it was released the same year as another Nancy Wilson album, The Swingin's Mutual!, her highly successful collaboration with the George Shearing Quintet. This is a shame, because Something Wonderful is one of Wilson's best albums, and her tastiest, with famed big-band arranger Billy May. Only 23 years old at the time, Wilson had a commanding blues- and soul-drenched jazz voice that was fully formed at the time of this recording, and unlike so many young singers, she was already committed to communicating lyrics rather than just showing off her vocal chops. This is beautifully illustrated in the narrative gem "Guess Who I Saw Today," which justly went on to become one of Wilson's signature tunes…

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Golden Star Collection (2021)

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Golden Star Collection (2021)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Golden Star Collection (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 605 MB
4:15:16 | R&B, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Rock & Roll | Label: Sister Search for Mister Records

The widely-acclaimed Sister Rosetta Tharpe is among the greatest Sanctified gospel singers of her generation; a flamboyant performer whose music often flirted with the blues and swing, she was also one of the most controversial talents of her day, shocking purists with her leap into the secular market. Playing nightclubs and theaters, she pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel. Tharpe was born March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas; the daughter of Katie Bell Nubin, a traveling missionary and shouter in the classic gospel tradition known throughout the circuit as "Mother Bell," she was a prodigy, mastering the guitar by the age of six. At the same time, she attended Holiness conventions alongside her mother, performing renditions of songs including "The Day Is Past and Gone" and "I Looked Down the Line."

Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)

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Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)

Rebecka Törnqvist - 5 CD Original Album Serien (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 514 MB
3:44:38 | Pop, Rock, Jazz | Label: EMI Music Sweden

Rebecka Törnqvist’s "5 CD Original Album Series" is a wonderful collection that showcases the artist’s musical journey and the significant milestones in her career. This set consists of five distinct albums, each reflecting Törnqvist’s unique style and vocal prowess.

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

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Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Timeless Records #CDSJP 262

A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions of Harold Danko's "Swift Shifting," Jon Burr's "Caravelle," and the Rodgers and Hart tune "Blue Moon," the trumpeter plays with a competent quartet that spurs him on. Although clearly weary, Baker's trumpet has some fire left, while his vocal articulation is below par. Still, the "feel" is always there, and even Baker on a less-than-perfect day is filled with joys. He solos on trumpet at length, at least as minimalist in style as ever. At this stage in his career, he remained capable of spine-tingling versions of "Round Midnight," with the trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach laying down perfectly placed notes.

Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}

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Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}

Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 494 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 296 Mb
Full Scans + Data | 00:53:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz / Future Jazz / Fusion / Electronic / Ambient / Experimental
Blue Note / Capitol / Gala Records #7243 4771600 3

French trumpeter Erik Truffaz has been a mover and shaker on the European creative improvisational scene since the mid-'90s. With the release of The Mask (a compilation of three previously released recordings: Out of a Dream, The Dawn, and Bending New Corners), Revisité (a DJ dance remix of The Mask), and 2002's forward-sounding Mantis, Truffaz became one of the most popular electronic jazz trumpeters to hit North America since Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer charged forth with Khmer and Solid Ether. With the release of The Walk of the Giant Turtle, Truffaz and his quartet continue to make their mark as an improvisationally rich, high-energy groove experience. The two-part dance track "Scody" features the trumpeter coolly blowing around fluid trance grooves that flow as a mellow confluence of drum'n'bass rhythms and muted electric trumpet.

David Newman - House of David (1967) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

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David Newman - House of David (1967) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

David Newman - House of David (1967) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 241 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27471)

The House of David was David "Fathead" Newman's comeback album of sorts, marking his first release after the end of his association with Ray Charles and a few years spent with his family in his hometown of Dallas. Organist Kossie Gardner, guitarist Ted Dunbar, and drummer Milt Turner support Newman's gritty "Texas tenor" sound, which captures the straightforwardness of R&B pop and the improvisational elements of jazz. Newman plays the flute on the spunky "Miss Minnie," but one of the most interesting songs on the album is the untypical rendition of a Bob Dylan tune, "Just Like a Woman." the artist's warm tenor lifts this song to angelic heights, and it's fathomed that he had only heard the song a few times before laying down this recording…

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb
Label: Rounder | # CD 2034 | Time: 00:39:48 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun

For his second Rounder album, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown offers his "World Music Texas Style" - a compelling synthesis of blues, jazz, Cajun music and even a touch of country. With horn arrangements by Bill Samuel and Homer Brown, the album is a showcase for Gate's virtuoso abilities as a guitarist and violinist, which always tap his blues roots while offering constant musical surprises. 1983 Grammy Award finalist.

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Standards | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-82946-2 | 00:39:39

Madeleine Peyroux made a bit of a stir in 1996 due to her voice sounding remarkably close at times to Billie Holiday's. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and violinist Regina Carter, among others. A very interesting release which, despite the derivative nature of Peyroux's voice, is full of surprises. Highlights include "Walkin' After Midnight," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "La Vie en Rose" and "Muddy Water".

Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen, Palle Danielsson - Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16th, 1979 (2012)

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Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen, Palle Danielsson - Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16th, 1979 (2012)

Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen, Palle Danielsson - Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16th, 1979 (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 736 MB | 01:46:53
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

The double album Sleeper contains a previously unreleased live concert by Keith Jarrett's European quartet from the '70s, recorded at Tokyo's Nakano Sun Plaza on April 16, 1979. Together with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, bassist Palle Danielsson, and drummer Jon Christensen, Jarrett performs seven of his own compositions: "Personal Mountains," "Innocence," "So Tender," "Oasis," "Chant of the Soil," "Prism," and "New Dance" the latter song being the shortest here at seven minutes, while "Oasis" clocks in at over 28 minutes!

Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass - Buddy Bolden's Rag (1995)

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Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass - Buddy Bolden's Rag (1995)

Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass - Buddy Bolden's Rag (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-481)

Malachi Thompson is impressive not only because of his talents as a composer and a soloist, but also because of his versatility. The Chicago trumpeter has no problem playing Blue Note-flavored hard bop/post-bop, but he's equally comfortable in avant-garde situations. Though Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard are strong influences on Thompson, he has also learned a lot from Lester Bowie. In fact, Bowie is a featured guest on Buddy Bolden's Rag. This superb CD finds Thompson celebrating the contributions of New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden, one of jazz's pioneers and a major influence on such greats as King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. It has been argued that Bolden single-handedly "invented" jazz in the 1890s, and while it's a stretch to say that he invented jazz all by himself, he most certainly played a crucial role in its development…

Sharon Kam - American Classics (2006)

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Sharon Kam - American Classics (2006)

Sharon Kam - American Classics (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 315 MB | 01:00:26
Genre: Classical, Jazz | Label: Teldec Classics

Here are a young Israeli clarinetist, an English orchestra, and what sounds like a German conductor (the booklet gives no information about the performers) playing American jazz as if to the manner born. Sharon Kam has proved in concert performances of classical music that she is a virtuoso with a strong musical personality. Here, she proves that, in addition to having complete mastery of her instrument and all its resources, she also has an uncanny ability to identify with the styles and idioms of her adopted country.

Keith Jarret, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock - The Out-Of-Towners (2004)

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Keith Jarret, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock - The Out-Of-Towners (2004)

Keith Jarret, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock - The Out-Of-Towners (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 392 MB | MP3 320 Kbps - 174 Mb | 01:08:07
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Recorded in 2001 live at the State Opera House in Munich, Out of Towners features the Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette trio in the kind of performance we've come to expect from them these last 21 years: Stellar. Being one of contemporary jazz's longest-running bands has its advantages; one of them is having nothing to prove. First and foremost, this band plays standards like no one else.

Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}

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Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 172 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Muzak, Inc. #MZCF-1339

Juno-nominated artist Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence. A deep passion for the music of classic vocalists like Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald led Barbra to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. Shortly after graduating, Barbra was runner-up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition with judges Al Jarreau and Gretchen Parlato.

Melvin Taylor - Beyond The Burning Guitar (2010) 2CDs

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Melvin Taylor - Beyond The Burning Guitar (2010) 2CDs

Melvin Taylor - Beyond The Burning Guitar (2010) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 486 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 232 Mb | Scans included
Label: Eleven East Corp. | # 2181344/2181355 | Time: 01:29:09
Guitar Instrumental, Blues, Jazz, Rock

This isn't just a 2-CD set of some unbelievable guitar work from a long-esteemed player of truly formidable skill but rather a treasury that proves beyond doubt that Melvin Taylor needs to be placed within the museum of the guitar greats: Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Chet Atkins, Frank Zappa, Earl Klugh, Jim Hall, Leo Kottke, Robert Fripp, Grant Green, Pat Metheny…all of 'em, regardless of style and genre. And he not only plays all the many layers of various guitars here but bass as well in a nominally foursome format.