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
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 163 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Paul Barbarin / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 162 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27392 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded with Punch Miller, this album offers a mixed bag featuring Paul Barbarin's Band/Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis (clarinet). It's worth acquiring for the Barbarin composition "The Second Line" alone, but offers much more.
Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 161 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27391 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Dixieland / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Released in 1963, this is a pair of traditional dixieland jazz performances recorded at the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans - very distinctly New Orleans sound. Nathan "Jim" or "Big Jim" Robinson was a very reliable New Orleans trombonist who was much more consistent than most of the musicians he performed with, never seeming to have an off day. A jazz pioneer, Robinson played guitar as a child and started playing trombone in 1917, while stationed in France during World War I; he was already 24.
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81011}

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 368 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1963, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81011
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD player) and the latest remastering (24bit 192kHz). Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge. While the rest of the album retreats to a more conventional hard bop sound, Morgan's compositions are forward-thinking and universally solid. Only 25 at the time of its release, Morgan was accomplished (and perhaps cocky) enough to speak of mentoring the great Joe Henderson, who at 26 was just beginning to play dates with Blue Note after getting out of the military.