1963 Jazz

Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)

Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)

Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 233Mb+10Mb

Trumpeter Kenny Dorham was a significant presence in the bop and hard bop scenes, a musician whose distinctive, lyrical style had been apparent from his work in the late '40s with Charlie Parker's quintet. The year 1963 was especially good for him. He had just returned from a trip to Brazil where he had been absorbing the bossa nova, and he had formed a musical partnership with Joe Henderson, a powerful young tenor saxophonist whose rugged sound and coiling lines were an ideal complement to Dorham's often subtler approach. This session is the first in a series of dates that would pair the two, and the fifteen minute "Una Mas," a percolating mix of hard bop sonorities and a samba beat, was the first recorded example of Dorham's distinctive exploration of bossa nova (his "Blue Bossa" would become a jazz standard). Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Butch Warren, and drummer Tony Williams all take naturally to the new beat, handling it as effectively as they do "Straight Ahead."
Dave Brubeck – The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (1963) (2-CD) (Repost By Request)

Dave Brubeck – The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (1963) (2-CD) (Repost By Request)
Columbia-Legacy | 1963 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+LQ-Covers(200Dpi) | NO LOGS | 354Mb+361Mb+1Mb

This is by far the best concert the group ever gave. Right from the start the group hits it off with the old "St. Louis Blues" and from these first crucial moments in the concert everything went off like a Formula One race in the group. It is followed by a very jazzy “Bossa Nova USA” (note the difference with the original single release!) and it goes on and on.
Brubecks multi-tonal approach combines magically with Desmonds understated playing. Gene Wright blends in fantastically on the bass and has some very impressive solo's and, of course, Joe Morello's solo on "Castillian Drums" sounds really spectacular and LIVE !!!!!!
I don't think the band ever reached this high level of live playing again.
Bill Evans Trio – At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California (1963) (OJC-Riverside)

Bill Evans Trio – At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California (1963) (OJC-Riverside)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi | 293Mb+6Mb

For a CD that opens with "Isn't It Romantic," this is a relatively sparser, more aggressive Evans album. Compared to "Waltz for Debbie," for example, you won't hear as much of the soaring notes and atmospheric, delicate harmonies for which he is so famous. That said, it is still a fabulous CD, and just shows a different side of Evans…….
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1963)(Verve)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1963)(Verve)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 254Mb+10Mb

Ella Fitzgerald and bandleader/pianist Count Basie came together on a July (15 & 16) 1963 date arranged by Quincy Jones. It was originally issued as Ella & Basie!. It was later reissued with slightly different cover art as On the Sunny Side of the Street. The music remained the same, a controlled, tough big band hiply backing the wonderful swinging of Fitzgerald. About the only way one could have improved with this combination would have been to turn them loose, extemporizing in front of a live audience.
Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)

Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)

Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 348Mb+8Mb

The Philadelphia-born trumpeter and superb bop stylist Lee Morgan apprenticed with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey before emerging as a leader in his own right in the early '60s for Blue Note Records. Although Morgan owed a stylistic debt to both Gillespie and Clifford Brown, he quickly developed a voice of his own that combined half-valve effects, Latin inflections, and full, fluid melodies. While many of Morgan's later sessions for Blue Note would find him paired with saxophonist Hank Mobley, The Sidewinder features then up-and-coming tenor player Joe Henderson, plus Detroit pianist Barry Harris, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins. Along with the title track, an unconventional 24-bar blues, the album's compositional standout is "Totem Pole," a minor Latin groove featuring an outstanding solo by Henderson. This is the kind of relaxed blowing date, invigorated by thoughtful performances, that forms the backbone of the Blue Note catalog.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside/OJC}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside/OJC}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG -> 399Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129Mb

Art Blakey's 1963 Jazz Messengers (which included trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Cedar Walton and bassist Reggie Workman in addition to the drummer-leader) was one of his finest. The CD reissue (which adds two songs to the seven on the original LP) has plenty of strong moments, particularly on "Ping-Pong," Shorter's feature ("I Didn't Know What Time It Was") and the memorable "One by One." This high-quality hard bop session is recommended. [Ugetsu was reissued in 2006 and includes bonus tracks.] …amg
Duke Ellington - The Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}

Duke Ellington - The Girls and Premieres 1958-1963 (2014) {La Maison du Duke MDD 004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958-63, 2014 La Maison du Duke | MDD 004
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Vocal Jazz / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 1 (1963)

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 1 (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 685 | ~ 317 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

For Monk fans, these Mo-Fis are must-haves. Wow! After releasing so many mediocre rock albums, Mobile Fidelity came through with not one but TWO shiny gold CDs by the enigmatic, lovable Thelonious Monk (accompanied in these live recordings by Charlie Rouse on sax, John Ore on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums)….

Stan Getz - Reflections (1963) {Verve 523 322-2 rel 2003}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 5, 2017
Stan Getz - Reflections (1963) {Verve 523 322-2 rel 2003}

Stan Getz - Reflections (1963) {Verve 523 322-2 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 96kHz remastering
© 1963, 2003 Verve / Universal | 523 322-2
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

Though in 1963 some purists considered Reflections to be certain evidence that Stan Getz had sold out and abandoned "real jazz" completely, the album is actually, while perhaps not a masterpiece, an artful and intriguing sidebar to the tenor saxophonist's now celebrated bossa nova period. Getz was always a sublimely smooth and lyrical player who had already recorded in an orchestral setting on the groundbreaking Focus, and had a number one pop hit with Jazz Samba. It was only natural, then, that he would want to combine the two concepts.
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1963, 2011 Roost / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50190 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt goes Latin – and the results are tremendous! The set's still got all the soulful feel of the best Stitt sessions for Roost, but it brings in some nice Latin rhythms too – inflecting things with that blend of soul jazz and congas you might find over at Prestige or Blue Note, yet also taking things further, too – given the Roost/Roulette connection to the New York Latin scene! Sonny plays both alto and tenor, and gets jazzy accompaniment from Thad Jones on trumpet – but the rhythm section is the real charmer here – and features a young Chick Corea on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and the trio of Willie Bobo, Patato Valdes, and Chihuaua Martinez on percussion! Most tunes are originals – a great change from the usual Latinized standards you might find on a set like this – and Stitt's got this nicely exotic tone in his reeds which is a further highlight of the record – almost a Yusef Lateef inflection at points.