Blue Thumb Recordings

Mino Cinelu - Mino Cinelu (2000) {Blue Thumb}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 5, 2017
Mino Cinelu - Mino Cinelu (2000) {Blue Thumb}

Mino Cinelu - Mino Cinelu (2000) {Blue Thumb}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

"He's not just a percussionist," seems to be the message Mino Cinelu is trying to convey on his eclectic first solo album after a lengthy career as an accompanist to jazz and pop stars. In that attempt, he steps out from his battery to sing, play guitars and flute, and to compose, arrange, program, and produce the music. The results range from the folk-rock feel of "Confians" to the South African flavor of "Chouval Boa" and the Latin sound of "See Yea - Salee Yea" (which will remind pop fans of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long (All Night)" ). But it takes nothing away from Cinelu's varied abilities to say that he is really a percussionist writ large on this album, one who has a fondness for nature (wind in "Moun Madinina," crickets in "Shibumi Dunes (Silk Road)" ) and unusual drum sounds (the latter a definitional characteristic of percussionists). Therefore, your level of interest in the recording will depend on how fond you are of percussion.

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 24, 2017
Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb}

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Given the critical and commercial success of 1 and their rebirth as the "Crusaders," the band decided to follow up the previous LP's double length with another one! There are 13 tunes here, all extrapolating the band's previously held notions of soul-jazz and hard bop as they emerged into the new funky '70s. Textures were a little different this time out as keyboardist Joe Sample expanded his palette to include not only the Fender Rhodes but also his first (subtle) forays into synthesizer, while Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder keep the crisp horn charts popping throughout. Stix Hooper was, at the time, the best soul-jazz drummer in the business with the possible exception of Idris Muhammad.
Maysa - s/t//What About Our Love? (US full CD/US CD5) (1995) {Blue Thumb}

Maysa - s/t//What About Our Love? (US full CD/US CD5) (1995) {Blue Thumb}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 399 mb/148 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 142 mb/54mb
Genre: R&B, soul

This is the first solo album and single from British vocalist Maysa Leak, who was known on these discs under the mononym Maysa. An original member of Incognito, this was her first attempt at a solo career with a contract through Blue Note Records. The US CD5 for "What About Our Love?" features the album version of the song plus four remixes.

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 11, 2016
Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}

Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (1974) {Blue Thumb Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 500dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

Issued by Blue Thumb in 1974, Don't Let Go was Ben Sidran's third for the label, and his fourth overall. After his 1971 debut on Capitol, Feel Your Groove – a rootsy, bluesy, and jazzy rock record, populated by everyone from Peter Frampton to Jesse Ed Davis – Sidran began to indulge his jazz muse, and by 1974 the transformation was complete; he fit right in with Blue Thumb's funky, wide-reaching jazz, funk, fusion, and whatever-else-comes-down-the-pipe-that's-interesting philosophy.
Art Blakey — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers [6CD] (1992) {Mosaic}

Art Blakey — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers [6CD] (1992) {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 936 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 Blue Note / Mosaic | MD6-141
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Drummer Art Blakey led many great editions of the Jazz Messengers from the inaugural mid-'50s sessions until his death in the '90s. While arguments rage regarding which was his best, there is no doubt that the 1960-1961 unit figures in the debate. This wonderful six-disc set, notated with care and painstaking detail by Bob Blumenthal, covers studio and live sessions from March 6, 1960, to May 27, 1961, with the same personnel on all but two songs. Producer Michael Cuscuna used only first issue dates, and while he included some alternate takes, he did not litter the discs with second-rate vault material. They smoothly detail the band's evolution, cohesion, and maturation. This set, as with all Mosaic boxes, goes beyond essential. Get it post haste.

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 14, 2014
Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb} [Re-Up]

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Given the critical and commercial success of 1 and their rebirth as the "Crusaders," the band decided to follow up the previous LP's double length with another one! There are 13 tunes here, all extrapolating the band's previously held notions of soul-jazz and hard bop as they emerged into the new funky '70s. Textures were a little different this time out as keyboardist Joe Sample expanded his palette to include not only the Fender Rhodes but also his first (subtle) forays into synthesizer, while Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder keep the crisp horn charts popping throughout. Stix Hooper was, at the time, the best soul-jazz drummer in the business with the possible exception of Idris Muhammad.

Trilok Gurtu - The Beat Of Love (2001) {Blue Thumb}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 10, 2011
Trilok Gurtu - The Beat Of Love (2001) {Blue Thumb}

Trilok Gurtu - The Beat Of Love (2001) {Blue Thumb}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 369MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music

Trilok Gurtu has recorded his share of instrumental jazz and worked with jazz heavyweights like Joe Zawinul and Pat Metheny, but you won't find any jazz whatsoever on The Beat of Love. Produced by West Africa native Wally Badarou, this album is meant to fuse modern Indian pop with the rhythms of black Africa (as opposed to Arabic North Africa). And the two prove to be quite compatible.

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb/Verve}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 8, 2010
Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb/Verve}

Crusaders - The 2nd Crusade (1973) {Blue Thumb/Verve}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 418MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk,Jazz

Given the critical and commercial success of 1 and their rebirth as the "Crusaders," the band decided to follow up the previous LP's double length with another one! There are 13 tunes here, all extrapolating the band's previously held notions of soul-jazz and hard bop as they emerged into the new funky '70s.But make no mistake: this is a jazz record with greasy funk at its core, not a jazzy funk record.
Freddie Redd - The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd (1960-61) [2CD Set] {1989 Mosaic Records MD2-124}

Freddie Redd - The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd (1960-61) [2CD Set] {1989 Mosaic Records MD2-124}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 729 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 310 Mb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI Capitol Records | MD2-124
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

Features material from The Connection, Shades Of Redd, and an Unissued Session! Available in a box set as either three LPs or two CDs, this limited-edition release has all of the music recorded at pianist Freddie Redd's three Blue Note sessions. In addition to the selections originally included on the LPs Music From the Connection and Shades of Redd, there is a completely unissued date that adds to the fairly slim Freddie Redd discography. Altoist Jackie McLean (who is on all three sets) and tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks (a key soloist on two) co-star with the pianist; trumpeter Benny Bailey is also heard from the later date. The music is comprised mostly of Redd's originals (including seven songs written for the stage play The Connection) and fits into the style of the mainstream hard bop of the day, although with a few personal touches. Straight-ahead fans and Blue Note collectors can consider this set to be essential.
Orange Bicycle - Hyacinth Threads: The Morgan Blue Town Recordings (2001)

Orange Bicycle - Hyacinth Threads: The Morgan Blue Town Recordings (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Edsel Records, MEDCD 688 | ~ 557 or 229 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock | Recording 1967-1968

Although never succeeding like their contemporaries, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Wilson Malone's band, the Orange Bicycle, issued late-'60s recordings that occasionally managed to hit the mark with their "U.S. West Coast harmony pop meets U.K. psychedelic pop" style. The early singles released on Columbia during 1967 and 1968 are resplendent with the motif-sweet harmonies, splashes of harpsichord, and fuzz guitar that filled the flower power era…