Bennie Maupin

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 4, 2018
The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:31
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG 129

Here is an interesting and not paradoxical combination: Bennie Maupin on Cryptogramophone. Maupin hasn't been heard from as a leader since 1998 on his fine, funky, Driving While Black. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy; he's played on records by Chick Corea, the Headhunters, George Cables, Victor Bailey, David Arnay, Mike Clark, and others. He was also part of DJ and producer Carl Craig's revolutionary Detroit Experiment. Penumbra is all his, however, and aside from Jewel in the Lotus, it may be the finest outing in his catalog as a leader. Maupin plays his usual array of instruments – tenor, soprano, flute, bass clarinet, and piano. He is joined by the excellent bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz (also known as "Oles"), drummer Michael Stephans, and Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson on percussion. Rhythm is the key here, as all of these 14 compositions are rhythmically propelled. Maupin's compositional frame has been informed by all of his teachers, most notably John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Yusef Lateef. Modal motifs can be heard in most pieces, and Maupin's playing around and through the rhythm makes for infectious and quietly dramatic listening. Restraint is a key element of all the tracks on this set. Tunes don't "swing" per se, but they are excellent examples of the deep interplay of the ensemble.

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:49
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG137

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. If you've been hearing recent efforts from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his ECM recordings with the teenage pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his trio, you hear stark similarities. But further, the recently reissued Maupin epic Jewel in the Lotus, which was also on ECM, is quite different than this ECM sounding project. Old may in fact be new again in some respects, but in this case, new is really new. Maupin offers so much appealing music within the undercurrent, starting with the delicate but paced "Black Ice" and the waltzing title track with Maupin on soprano sax. Separate flute and piano lines are woven into a more somber waltz "Tears," or the sparse, spacy, long "Spirits of the Tatras" with dynamics patiently rendered up and down with lots of piano from Michal Tokaj, who rivals the crystalline musings of Wasilewski on the entire album.
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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - 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 - 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
Jazz

' 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.' Michael.G.Nastos@allmusic.com

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  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.
Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5127
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from organist Lonnie Smith – one of his completely cooking early albums for Blue Note, and a hard-burner all the way through! Smith's working here with a really great group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums and Melvin Sparks on guitar – both of whom give the album a really heavy bottom, and almost make the set feel like one of those classic Prestige jammers from the same time.
Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:56 minutes | 974 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Secrets (1976) is a Jazz-Funk fusion album by acclaimed keyboard player Herbie Hancock. Following up on his previous album Man-Child, the album again features Paul Jackson on bass, and reedist Bennie Maupin continued to provide most of the solos alongside Hancock. Man-Child had seen the addition of electric guitar to Hancock's sound, and Secrets saw the guitar's place in the arrangements rise to crucial importance throughout. The flamboyant rhythm guitar contributions of top Motown session musician Wah Wah Watson are a particularly notable feature of the album.