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Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2018
Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)

Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant (1977)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Columbia | # COL 471874 | Time: 00:46:00

This excellent Columbia album was recorded less than a year after Dexter Gordon's well-publicized tour of the United States following a dozen years spent living in Europe. With assistance from such other major players as trumpeters Woody Shaw and Benny Bailey, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson sounds in superlative form on Woody Shaw's "The Moontrane," four standards, and his own "Fried Bananas." In addition to the original program (which features Dexter with an all-star tentet), the 1997 CD reissue adds two 1979 features for vocalese singer Eddie Jefferson ("Diggin' It" and "It's Only a Paper Moon") that were originally released on Gordon's Great Encounters; trumpeter Shaw and trombonist Curtis Fuller co-star with Gordon. An excellent acquisition.

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 22, 2018
Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 264 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1972, 1994 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-836-2 / 00025218683623
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Veteran tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon welcomed trumpeter Freddie Hubbard to his recording group several times during his career and each collaboration was quite rewarding. For this Prestige studio set the two horns (who are joined by pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) work together quite well on "Milestones" (a second version is included as a bonus track), "Scared to Be Alone," Thelonious Monk's "We See" and Gordon's "The Group." This CD should please collectors.
Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
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© 1956, 1991 RCA / Bluebird / Jazz Heritage | 512983L
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

The very complementary tenors Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (whose similar styles often made them sound almost identical) teamed up many times through the years; this reissue brings back their first joint recording. Joined by either Dave McKenna or Hank Jones on piano, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and (on some selections) the forgotten trumpeter Dick Sherman, Al and Zoot avoid obvious material ("Somebody Loves Me" and "East of the Sun" are the only standards) in favor of swinging "modern" originals by Cohn, Sherman, Osie Johnson, Ralph Burns, Manny Albam, Ernie Wilkins, and Milty Gold. Zoot contributed "Tenor for Two Please, Jack," his answer to the song "Dinner for One Please, James." [Some releases add four alternate takes to the original 12-song program, giving one a good example of the occasional Cohn-Sims musical partnership.]
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:52 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded in 1956, "Tenor Conclave" lives up to its name, bringing together the mighty tenor saxes of John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. All four play on all four tunes, backed by an equally impressive rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor. This album would be re-released under Coltrane's name in 1962.

Al Cohn - Al Cohn's Tones (1953) {Savoy Jazz SV-0187 rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 28, 2018
Al Cohn - Al Cohn's Tones (1953) {Savoy Jazz SV-0187 rel 1992}

Al Cohn - Al Cohn's Tones (1953) {Savoy Jazz SV-0187 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 133 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
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© 1950, 1953, 1992 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0187
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Backed by some of the top bop players of the day, Al Cohn stretches out here for a program heavy with up-tempo swingers. Cut in two sessions during 1950 and 1953, Cohn's Tones finds the usually more mellow tenor great feeding off the driving drum work of both Tiny Kahn and Max Roach. Besides the ballad evergreen "How Long Has This Been Going On" and a bluesy "Ah-Moore," the eight-track set is all Cohn originals done in a Lester Young-on-the-West Coast style. Also featuring the talents of pianist Horace Silver, this early Cohn release is at once hot and cool, vigorous and lithe.

Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 16, 2018
Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)

Dexter Gordon - 1947-1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1295)

A Classics collection of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, 1947-1952 features some of the mellow jazzman's most identifiable recordings from that period. Beginning with an extended version of "The Duel," the disc also includes Gordon's epic tenor battle with Wardell Gray on "The Chase."

Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 19, 2018
Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (00025218689922)

Although tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon seemed to have been largely forgotten in the U.S. during his long residence in Europe, he was playing in prime form during the period and made occasional trips back to America. On this CD reissue, Gordon teams up with pianist Wynton Kelly (one of his last recordings), bassist Sam Jones and drummer Roy Brooks for an obscure original ("Evergreenish"), "The Jumpin' Blues," the veteran ballad "For Sentimental Reasons" and three songs that were long a part of Gordon's repertoire: "Star Eyes," "Rhythm-A-Ning" and "If You Could See Me Now." Dexter Gordon is in fine form on the excellent straightahead bop set.
Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:41 minutes | 1,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded over the same four day period in 1961 as Dexter Gordon's Blue Note debut Doin' Allright, this session features a different lineup of musicians with Gordon the only horn player. The band, lavishly praised by critics, features pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Like all his early '60s Blue Note recordings, this is Gordon at his absolute best.
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.
Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)

Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67 min | 155 MB
Label: Capri Records | Rel:1987

After working as an engineer for 34 years, Spike Robinson finally became a full-time musician late in 1985. This outing with fellow tenor Al Cohn and a rhythm section comprised of pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Steve La Spina and drummer Akira Tana finds Robinson holding his own with his better-known sidemen. The two tenors had similar but complementary styles (Cohn's tone at this point in time was deeper and darker than Spike's), and their interplay and occasional tradeoffs are delightful. In addition to some standards, they perform Miles Davis' "Sippin' at Bells," Bob Brookmeyer's "Rustic Hop" and Johnny Mandel's "Low Life" on this easily recommended LP.