76 Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Meets The Phil Woods Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Meets The Phil Woods Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6352}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
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© 1986, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6352
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Latin Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Dizzy Gillespie meets the Phil Woods Quintet – a group that already has a great trumpeter in the form of Tom Harrell – which makes the album here a double-horn delight! Dizzy's on trumpet throughout, and Harrell plays both trumpet and flugelhorn – and the pair work well with Woods' alto in the front line, sharing back and forth, and creating a lively interplay between the different voices of their instruments. Dizzy is impeccable – as he always is at this point in his career – and rhythms are nice and tight, thanks to piano from Hal Galper, bass from Steve Gilmore, and drums from Bill Goodwin. Titles include a great reading of Galper's Loose Change" – plus "Terrestris", "Love For Sale", "Oon Ga Wa", and "Whasidishean".
Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}

Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27294 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum".

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

Hailing from a trio of Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) sessions, Django (1955) contains some of the earliest sides that Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded for Prestige Records. Initially, the combo was part of Dizzy Gillespie's influential backing band and after a change in drummers (to Connie Kay), they continued as one of the more sophisticated aggregates of the post-bop era. The album commences with Lewis' sublime and serene title track "Django," dedicated to the memory of guitarist extraordinaire Django Reinhardt. This musical paean aptly recaptures the essence of Reinhardt's enigmatic gypsy-like nature, especially evident within Jackson's leads, which emerge from the thoughtful opening dirge with a refined, warm tone throughout.
The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit - The Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:57 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Accompanied by a top-flight rhythm section, four exceptional German gypsy violinists trade solos on five standards and three originals. The album swings infectiously as the violinists present lively renditions of Satin Doll and Autumn Leaves, as well as a surprisingly up-tempo Bye Bye Blackbird. The four are following in the tradition of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Rheinhardt and his musical soulmate French violinist Stephane Grappelli, but there is a taste of something more modern. Leader of the pack Zipflo Rheinhardt is descended from Django, but admits to being influenced by Jean-Luc Ponty.
Joe Harriott & John Mayer Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Fusions I & II (1967-1968/1998)

Joe Harriott & John Mayer Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Fusions I & II (1967-1968/1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 455.10 Mb + 29.11 Mb (Scans) | 76:56
World Fusion, Free Improvisation | Label: Redial/PolyGram - 538 048-2

Joe Harriott's music goes virtually unheard today, yet the alto saxophonist exerted a powerful influence on early free jazz in England. The Jamaican-born and raised Harriott played with his countrymen, trumpeter Dizzy Reece and tenor saxophonist Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, before emigrating to England in 1951. In London, Harriott worked freelance and in the band of trumpeter Pete Pitterson. In 1954, he landed an important gig with drummer Tony Kinsey; the next year he played in saxophonist Ronnie Scott's big band.
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.”
Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}
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© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959) {EmArcy-Universal 812 017-2 rel 2003}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959) {EmArcy-Universal 812 017-2 rel 2003}
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© 1959, 2003 EmArcy / Universal Music France | 812 017-2
Jazz / Hard Bop

An interesting set of music originally recorded as the soundtrack for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the majority of these tracks feature Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers of mid-1959 with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorman Barney Wilen, pianist Boby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt joining the explosive drummer/leader. In general, the music manages to stand on its own with the ensemble getting to stretch out a bit on the rare material.

VA - Queens Of Vocal Jazz (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 2, 2018
VA - Queens Of Vocal Jazz (2015)

VA - Queens Of Vocal Jazz (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 09:18:50 | 2,62 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: One Records

Limited edition Deluxe 8CD set featuring the best female voices in jazz history. This is no ordinary compilation, but an anthology of 15 complete original albums by some of the best loved jazz vocalists: Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Anita O day, Abbey Lincoln, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald etc.

VA - The Best Jazz Hits (2017)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 31, 2018
VA - The Best Jazz Hits (2017)

VA - The Best Jazz Hits (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 852 mb
Genre: jazz

The Best Jazz Hits is a 2017 compilation focusing on jazz and all of its forms. It was made without authorization in Russia and features Seal, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, Voivod (!!!) and many more. Listening to the mood of the rest of this set, I think the inclusion of Voivod was an error but it is left here.