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 Quartet - Roma Jazz Festival (2015) [HDTV 1080р]  Music

Posted by juanchito at March 28, 2015
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

Bennie Maupin: The Jewel In The Lotus  Music

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 - 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
The Jimmy Owens - Kenny Barron Quintet - You Had Better Listen (1967) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6170 rel 2001}

The Jimmy Owens - Kenny Barron Quintet - You Had Better Listen (1967) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6170 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1967, 2001 Atlantic / Collectables | COL-CD-6170
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Kenny Barron and Jimmy Owens' first recording was a solid debut. The exciting title cut, "You Had Better Listen," composed by Jimmy Owens, is good, basic, uptempo jazz, nothing fancy, no frills. The Jimmy Owens-Kenny Barron Quintet doesn't condescend like some jazz artists tend to do; casuals can groove, relate, nod their heads in approval and feel righteous about it. Owens plays some beautiful trumpet scales, while Barron keeps busy banging chord progressions. The other members of the quintet are Benny Maupin (tenor sax, flute), Chris White (bass), Freddie Waits (drums on tracks one, two and four), and Rudy Collins (drums on tracks three through five).
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Mastered By Kevin Gray, 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 223 | Time: 00:38:54

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup – swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark – and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which ("Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee") concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop.

Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 2, 2017
Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)

Robert Hurst - Bob: A Palindrome (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Bebob | # 820467-11142-8 | Time: 01:08:42

Robert "Bob" Hurst's 2013 album Bob: A Palindrome follows up the bassist's 2010 studio album Bob Ya Head. Recorded in 2001, the album's release was delayed by 9/11, as well as Hurst's own busy career as a highly sought-after sideman and professor of music at the University of Michigan. Joining Hurst here are such longtime associates as saxophonist Branford Marsalis, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, flutist and bass clarinetist Bennie Maupin, pianist Robert Glasper, and percussionist Adam Rudolph. With all the songs composed and arranged by Hurst, including the epic mid-album Duke Ellington-style three-part "Middle Passage Suite," Bob: A Palindrome is a superb showcase for Hurst's improvisational skill, songwriting ability, and talent for assembling an all-star band. This is urbane, highly creative, and straight-ahead modern jazz at its finest.

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.