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Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}

Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}
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© 1958, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4243 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Big Band

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 at a party for Columbia Records and released on the label in 1973. The Miles Davis Sextet was also recorded at the same event and released as the first volume of Jazz at the Plaza. An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par with Duke's late 50s gems for Columbia – and have the orchestra stepping out strongly on short numbers that maybe have a bit more swing and a bit less overall concept – as the soloist shift, and shine nicely on each tune!
Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. I (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4242}

Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. I (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4242}
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© 1958, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4242
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. Jazz at the Plaza is a live album by Miles Davis. It was recorded in 1958 and released in 1973 by Columbia Records. A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Straight, No Chaser", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo".
Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3964}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3964
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. This cd is the second of 2 put out to chronicle Miles' stay at the Blackhawk in San Francisco in 1961. After a period of transition which included the sometimes uneven results of the "Someday My Prince Will Come" lp, Miles' working band of Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers, bass, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, were coming together as a tight unit. Both dates of the Blackhawk shows are prime examples of the greatness of this working group.
Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3963}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3963
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. The first of two sets recorded during a weekend in 1961 features the Miles Davis Quintet at a period of time when Hank Mobley was on tenor and the rhythm section was comprised of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. What is most remarkable is the way Kelly fits into this particular blend of the Miles band. Kelly's interplay with Chambers is especially brilliant, because his sense of blues phrasing inside counterpoint harmony is edgy and large, with left-hand chords in the middle register rather than sharp right-hand runs to accentuate choruses.
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3968}
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3968
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3967}
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3967
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.1 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.1 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3966}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 292 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3966
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27455 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27454 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27937 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.