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George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968-75 (2014) [7CD + DVD Box Set] Repost

George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968-75 (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
G.H. Estate 0602537913879 | ~ 2215 or 886 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 207 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | DTS, 6 ch / LPCM, 2 ch / AC3, 6 ch
Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Electronic, Rock, Pop Rock

Arriving ten years after The Dark Horse Years: 1976-1992, The Apple Years: 1968-75 offers the first act of George Harrison's solo career presented in a handsomely produced, impeccably remastered box set. The outside packaging mirrors The Dark Horse Years but the discs housed inside the box show a greater attention to detail than the previous set: each of the albums is presented as a paper-sleeve mini-LP replicating the original album art (Extra Texture does indeed have extra texture on its sleeve), while the brief hardcover book contains perhaps the glossiest paper to ever grace a rock music box set…
George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #12of27)

George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #12of27)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 356 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remastering
© 1961, 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301887
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews. George Russell is listed in the Encyclopedia of Jazz as "composer, piano, educator" and all of these are accurate descriptions of this dynamic musical revolutionary.
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.
Pierre Fournier; George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak: Cello Concerto (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Pierre Fournier; Berlin Philharmonic, George Szell - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:25 minutes | 1,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

HighDefTapeTransfers chose another genuine classic to remaster, and one can hardly argue the importance of this 1961 recording of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191 from cellist Pierre Fournier ant the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 328 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1956, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods' name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.
Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 300 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5055
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Amazing stuff by Ronnie Foster – a sweet little album of slow funky keyboard tones, much more loosely arranged than his later work, with a dope groove that was years ahead of its time! The album's in some ways a blueprint for some of our favorite jazz-based hip hop – and although Ronnie's playing organ, on most of the cuts, he handles the instrument more like it's a Fender Rhodes! Funky jazz with a sinister, soulful groove – with players including Gene Bianco on harp, Arthur Jenkins on congas, George Duvivier and Gordon Edwards on bass, Jimmy Johnson on drums, Gerorge Dvens on vibes and Gene Gertoncini on guitar. Includes the massive cut "Mystic Brew", which is a tasty Tribe sample, plus lots of other goodies like "Chunky", "Summer Song", and "Don't Knock My Love".

George Otsuka Quintet - Sea Breeze (Japan Edition) (1971/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 30, 2018
George Otsuka Quintet - Sea Breeze (Japan Edition) (1971/2014)

George Otsuka Quintet - Sea Breeze (Japan Edition) (1971/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 282.99 Mb | 45:08 | Cover
Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Think! Records - THCD-330

Part of a great move forward for Japanese drummer George Otsuka in the 70s – a player who'd really made some great waves with his trio material at the end of the 60s, but who found a way deepen his groove with a larger group on records like this – really standing out as one of the most spiritual players on his scene at the time! The players are all in Japanese, so we can't tell you their names – but the quintet feature an excellent reedman who blows both soprano sax and tenor, a deep-voiced trumpeter, and a pianist who also serves up a fair bit of Fender Rhodes too – both elements used in a really strong way over these long tracks on the set, which have a similar blend of soul and spirit as the best Japanese Columbia jazz sessions of the time. Otsuka's bolder than ever before – especially as the album moves on – and titles include "Sea Breeze", "Jumping Cats", "Potato Chips", and "Cannibal".
Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Paul Desmond with Strings - Desmond Blue (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:30 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as "My Funny Valentine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Body and Soul," is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener.
George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 3.11GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 1.24GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which 'A Brazilian Love Affair' from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.
John Patton - Memphis To New York Spirit (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5010 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

John Patton - Memphis To New York Spirit (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5010 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 478 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 294 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5010
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Although it was scheduled for release two times, Memphis to New York Spirit didn't appear until 1996, over 25 years after it was recorded. The album comprises the contents of two separate sessions – one recorded in 1970 with guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, drummer Leroy Williams and saxophonist/flautist Marvin Cabell; the other recorded in 1969 with Cabell, Williams, and saxophonist George Coleman – that were very similiar in concept and execution.