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Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Bop

Swing and Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson's Quintet with Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, and Ray Barretto.

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 2, 2017
Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:30:42 | 560 Mb
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records, UMG Recordings

The creative young voices of Jazz have been the lifeblood of Blue Note Records throughout its storied history, from Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, all of whom made their debut albums for the legendary label. The Blue Note All-Stars continue that legacy with the September 29 release of Our Point of View, the debut recording from a supergroup of young visionaries that formed in 2014 for a series of live performances in honor of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the album also boasts a special guest appearance by Blue Note legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and is dedicated to the memory of beloved longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall, who passed away in 2015.
Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:45 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The creative young voices of Jazz have been the lifeblood of Blue Note Records throughout its storied history, from Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, all of whom made their debut albums for the legendary label. The Blue Note All-Stars continue that legacy with the September 29 release of Our Point of View, the debut recording from a supergroup of young visionaries that formed in 2014 for a series of live performances in honor of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the album also boasts a special guest appearance by Blue Note legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and is dedicated to the memory of beloved longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall, who passed away in 2015.

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Stanley Jordan (the master of tapping, making his instrument sound like two or three at once) has a wide definition of standards, ranging beyond jazz. His second official Blue Note release therefore not only includes "Georgia On My Mind" and "My Favorite Things," but Paul Simon's "The Sounds of Silence," "Moon River," the Beatles' "Because," and "Silent Night." But no matter what the tune, the main reason to acquire this set of unaccompanied guitar solos is to hear how here remarkable and versatile Jordan's technique is.

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion, Brazilian Jazz

So Far So Close is the fourth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. This album is great. It is mainly straight ahead jazz with touches of fusion due to the use of synthesizers along with her fantastic piano playing. Like most of her earlier albums her signing is minimal and mainly adds another musical sound more than anything else. Surprisingly, this album has barely a hint of Latin or Brazilian flavor.

Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Post-Bop

This concert was originally intended to be a video release showcasing Stanley Jordan in acoustic, electric and solo settings. His tight rhythm section – including Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, Kenny Kirkland on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – drives his complex and moving guitar playing through the standout acoustic tracks "Impressions" and "Cousin Mary," both by John Coltrane. But concert highlights are Jordan's two solo pieces, the bluesy "Willow Weep for Me" and classic show tune "Over the Rainbow," where he performs with an exhilarating freedom and virtuosity. Jordan resists the temptation to slip into the then-ubiquitous smooth jazz sound, making this a timeless release.

Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

This trio set with bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Kenwood Dennard features the tapping guitarist Stanley Jordan during a typical live show from 1990 playing many songs that he had previously recorded. While "Stairway to Heaven" is treated as very credible rock and "Lady in My Life" gets funky, "Autumn Leaves" really cooks and Jordan fares well on "Stolen Moments" (during which he does a strong imitation of a keyboard) and "Impressions." Jordan's lone original, the rock-ish "Return Expedition" is, at 15 minutes, way too long and serves primarily as an opportunity for his two fine backup players to take lengthy solos. Jordan's unaccompanied display on the concluding "Over the Rainbow" compensates. An interesting program.

Eliane Elias - Solos And Duets (1995) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 8, 2017
Eliane Elias - Solos And Duets (1995) {Blue Note}

Eliane Elias - Solos And Duets (1995) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This release is a change of pace for Eliane Elias. Instead of interpreting Brazilian songs, fusion, or modern bop, Elias shows off her classical technique on a set of acoustic solos plus six duets with Herbie Hancock. She really digs into the standards (sometimes sounding a little like Keith Jarrett) and creates some fairly free and unexpected ideas while putting the accent on lyricism. Some of the music is introspective, and there are wandering sections, but the net results are logical and enjoyable. As for the duets, Elias and Hancock mostly stay out of each other's way, which is an accomplishment when one considers that the four-part "Messages" is a series of free improvisations. There are playful spots (particularly on the adventurous ten-minute rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight") and, since Elias knows Hancock's style well (and was clearly thrilled to have him on the date), their collaborations work quite well.
John Patton - Accent On The Blues (1969) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series CDP 553924 rel 1997}

John Patton - Accent On The Blues (1969) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series CDP 553924 rel 1997}
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© 1969, 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 553924
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Most John Patton albums are hard-driving, edgy soul-jazz and funk, and the title of Accent on the Blues makes the record seem like it would be no different than his other sessions. Of course, that isn't the case. Accent on the Blues is among the most atmospheric music Patton has ever made. While it stops short of being free, it's hardly funky soul-jazz, and that may disappoint some fans of his rip-roaring style. Nevertheless, the album is a rewarding listen, primarliy because it displays a more reflective side of his talent, demonstrating that he can hold his own among the likes of guitarist James Blood Ulmer and saxophonist Marvin Cabell.

Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions (2CD) (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 27, 2017
Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions (2CD) (1998)

Gil Melle - The Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions (2CD) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 383.84 Mb (CD1) + 361.50 Mb (CD2) + 14.03 Mb (Scans) | 02:05:19
Cool, Bop, Third Stream | Country: USA | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 95718 2 2)

Blue Note raids the back of its vaults for all four of Melle's long out of print 10" LPs, plus the 12" Patterns in Jazz, in order to place back in circulation a musician who had been nearly invisible to the jazz world for a good three decades. Though Melle's entertaining self-penned liner notes may be outrageously self-aggrandizing, this collection leaves little doubt that he was (and remains) a marvelous saxophonist and an intriguing composer who hasn't been given his due. On the early sides, Melle plays an erudite, relaxed, always musical tenor sax, and "Transition" marks his recorded debut on baritone, which he uses in a thoughtful, even quizzical manner for the remainder of the set.