Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin - Slow Traffic To The Right & Moonscapes (2011) {Vocalion CDSML8485 rec 1977-78}

Bennie Maupin - Slow Traffic To The Right & Moonscapes (2011) {Vocalion CDSML8485 rec 1977-78}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
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© 1977-78, 2011 Mercury / Vocalion CDSML8485
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Flute / Reeds

A pair of funky jazz sets from Bennie Maupin – '77's Slow Traffic To The Right and '78's Moonscapes – together in a single set! Slow Traffic To The Right is Maupin's first LP for Mercury, and a great bit of spiritual funky jazz that recalls a lot of the sound of his work with The Headhunters. The first track, "It Remains to Be Seen", is an excellent groover, with some very dark keyboard work by Patrice Rushen, and the rest of the tracks are pretty great too. Pat Gleeson produced and plays synth on the LP, and the cuts include "Quasar", "You Know the Deal", "Water Torture", and "Lament".

Bennie Maupin - Early Reflections (2008)  Music

Posted by John Wang at June 21, 2010
Bennie Maupin - Early Reflections (2008)
Bennie Maupin - Early Reflections (2008)
75:46 | mp3@320cbr | 180mb

' Bennie Maupin's Cryptogramophone label follow-up CD to "Penumbra" both parallels and provides a departure from that excellent effort. What is similar is the softer tone Maupin is displaying in his far post-Headhunters days, refined by experience and cured though wisdom. The music Maupin plays on this beautiful effort is even more subdued, as he collaborates with an ensemble of relatively unknown musicians from Poland.'

Bennie Maupin - Penumbra (2006)  Music

Posted by John Wang at June 19, 2010
Bennie Maupin - Penumbra  (2006)

Bennie Maupin - Penumbra (2006)
P.Funk Jazz | mp3@320cbr | 61:49 | 143mb

' Bennie has played and recorded with a wide variety of musical icons, including trumpeters Davis, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard; pianists McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill; saxophonists Lateef and Marion Brown; and drummers Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette, and Lenny White – to name only a few. He has played in all manner of musical settings and configurations, from solo performances to large orchestra concerts; from chamber recitals to Broadway shows. There is simply nothing the man can’t do and do brilliantly.' Liner Notes Penumbra

Bennie Maupin - Slow Traffic to the Right (1977)  Music

Posted by John Wang at June 19, 2010
Bennie Maupin - Slow Traffic to the Right (1977)

Bennie Maupin - Slow Traffic to the Right (1977)
32:25 | mp3@320cbr | 77mb
P.Funk Jazz

' Some of the best and most forward thinking of today’s young musicians clearly find ways to avoid being locked into a stylistic corner by self-proclaimed mavens of jazz and improvised music. Such eclecticism has to come from somewhere. Two of the major breeding grounds for this kind of imaginative diversity were and are, of course, the many musical odysseys of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Both were restless seekers, never satisfied with the status quo, always reaching beyond themselves for new and uncharted improvisational geographies. Both men, each in his own way, sounded a clarion call for musicians and listeners alike to wake up, shake off their complacency and free themselves from the known. It’s safe to say that among those who were first to hear the call was woodwind virtuoso and master improviser, Bennie Maupin.' Liner Notes

Bennie Maupin: The Jewel In The Lotus  

Posted by Alexix at Oct. 24, 2007
Bennie Maupin: The Jewel In The Lotus

Bennie Maupin: The Jewel In The Lotus
Jazz | PT 44:18 | Flac - 234 Mb | Mp3 320 - 104 Mb | Front (LQ)
Label: ECM | orig rec 1974

Bennie Maupin has been a musicians’ musician for decades, and a highly inventive contributor, on bass clarinet and saxes, to some important records – including Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew”, Herbie Hancock’s “Mwandishi” and Marion Brown’s “Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun” (ECM 1970), and sessions with Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner and dozens more. His recordings as a leader, however, have been infrequent. All the more reason to celebrate the return of this album to the catalogue, Maupin’s very first leader date, now making its debut appearance on CD. “A more selfless album is hard to imagine”, said Down Beat in 1975. “On ‘The Jewel In The Lotus’, the sound is supreme, and all the players strive to achieve a thorough blending”. Produced by Manfred Eicher in New York in 1974, the disc’s personnel is drawn from the circle around Herbie Hancock in the period, but the music has a character all its own, and still sounds entirely contemporary.
Bennie Maupin Quartet - Roma Jazz Festival (2015) [HDTV 1080р]

Bennie Maupin Quartet - Roma Jazz Festival (2015)
HDTV 1080p | MP4 | 1920x1080 (16:9), 25.00 fps, AVC, 10.8 Mbps, 0.206 bits/pixel | 48.0 KHz, AAC-LC, 2 ch, stereo, 384 Kbps
Smooth, Post-Bop | Length: 00:56:32 | 4.59 GB | Uploadable/Nitroflare

Jack DeJohnette - The DeJohnette Complex (1968) {Milestone}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2017
Jack DeJohnette - The DeJohnette Complex (1968) {Milestone}

Jack DeJohnette - The DeJohnette Complex (1968) {Milestone}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 215MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Drummer Jack DeJohnette's debut as a leader (which has been reissued on CD) has quite a bit of variety. The music ranges from advanced swinging to brief free improvisations and some avant-funk. DeJohnette (who doubles on melodica) is joined by Bennie Maupin (on tenor and flute), keyboardist Stanley Cowell, bassists Miroslav Vitous and Eddie Gomez, and drummer Roy Haynes. He uses six different combinations of musicians on the eight songs (five of his originals, John Coltrane's "Miles' Mode," Cowell's "Equipoise" and Vitous' "Mirror Image"). Intriguing and generally successful music.
Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1994/2016) [24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1994/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 125:04 minutes | 5,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This release includes Herbie Hancock's music from 1969-1971 for the Warner Brothers label, released originally as three albums, one of Herbie Hancock's most creative periods. The earliest album, Fat Albert Rotunda, features a fine sextet highlighted by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, like Hancock a master at maintaining strong rhythmic grooves while stretching outward. The later music, with a regularly working band, becomes increasingly expansive and exploratory. Like Miles Davis on Bitches Brew, Hancock was increasingly interested in layering rhythms and textures, emphasizing percussion, electric keyboards, and potent soloists, and broadening his palette of sounds to eventually include synthesizers. There are significant contributions from the inspiring drummer Billy Hart and some potent, if neglected, soloists in multireed player Bennie Maupin (also on Bitches Brew) and trombonist Julian Priester (a Sun Ra associate), who also provided the extended compositions "Water Torture" and "Wandering Spirit Song," respectively. This is a sometimes overlooked period in Hancock's music, bracketed by the quality of his earlier acoustic music, both with Davis and as a leader on Blue Note, and his later commercial success, but it's some of his most innovative work.
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 5of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 5of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.88 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.11 Gb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1222~29 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

None of Miles Davis' recordings has been more shrouded in mystery than Jack Johnson, yet none has better fulfilled Miles Davis' promise that he could form the "greatest rock band you ever heard." Containing only two tracks, the album was assembled out of no less than four recording sessions between February 18, 1970, and June 4, 1970, and was patched together by producer Teo Macero. Most of the outtake material ended up on Directions, Big Fun, and elsewhere. The first misconception is the lineup: the credits on the recording are incomplete. For the opener, "Right Off," the band is Miles, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Michael Henderson, and Steve Grossman (no piano player!), which reflects the liner notes.
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2CD, Japanese Blue-Spec CD2, Remastered Reissue 2013

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 735 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 204 Mb
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP 30267~8 | Time: 01:46:00

Bitches Brew is a studio double album by Miles Davis, released on March 30, 1970, on Columbia Records. The album continued his experimentation with electric instruments previously featured on his critically acclaimed In a Silent Way album. With the use of these instruments, such as the electric piano and guitar, Davis rejected traditional jazz rhythms in favor of a looser, rock-influenced improvisational style. Upon release, it received a mixed response, due to the album's unconventional style and experimental sound. Later, Bitches Brew gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1971.