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1955,1958,1960-1961: Clark Terry - Four Classic Albums 4LP/2CD Hard-bop, Post-bop
1955,1958,1960-1961:  Clark Terry - Four Classic Albums  4LP/2CD
Artist: Clark Terry
Album: Introducing Clark Terry / One Foot in the Gutter /
Clark Terry Quartet with Thelonious Monk / It's About Time 4LP/2CD
Label: AVID
Years: 1955,1958,1960-1961; release: 2013
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: CD1-181 mb; CD2 - 181 mb
Total time: CD1-79:57; CD2-79:33

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Clark Terry related albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
Introducing Clark Terry; The Dave Bailey Sextet-One Foot In The Gutter; Clark Terry With Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Hamiltons- Its About Time.
Introducing Clark Terry.not a bad line up for the first time Clark Terry had a full album of his which to express himself. Clark Terry, of course, on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Jimmy Cleveland, trombone, Horace Silver, piano, Oscar Pettiford, cello and bass, Wendell Marshall, bass and Art Blakey on drums. Oh and arrangements by a certain Mr Quincy Jones! The Dave Bailey Sextet-One Foot In The Gutter, Clark Terry is here featured in the Bailey band, who is quoted in the original liner notes as saying.I got the musicians..particular favourites of mine..together as soon as possible. Joined for the recording session by fellow musicians and friends, the set takes on a party atmosphere with all musicians blowing up a storm. Clark Terry Quartet with Thelonious Monk- Mr Terry must have been doing something right as our next album finds him with his own quartet accompanied by the legendary pianist Thelonious Monk, in a very rare and extremely accommodating sideman role!! Completing the quartet is Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. This fine album could also be the first time that the fleugelhorn is featured as a jazz instrument! Jimmy Hamilton-Its About Time-under-rated tenor saxophonist and clarinettist Jimmy Hamilton wrote all the material for this swinging album. He is joined by Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn, Britt Woodman on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Mel Lewis on drums.
All four albums have been digitally re-mastered
~ AVID Entertainment
1983: Dave Pike - Moon Bird Hard-bop, Funk-Jazz
1983: Dave Pike - Moon Bird
Artist: Dave Pike
Album: Moon Bird
Label: Muse Records (Catalog#: MR 5261)
Year: 1983
Format, Bitrate: FLAC (LP-Rip)
Time: 38:45
Size: 118 MB +124 MB

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Another one of the post-Europe Dave Pike recordings, with a sound that's a bit straighter than usual, but still with his usual great take on jazzy vibes playing. The title track's a nice breezy groover, and the LP also includes two more originals, one with a Latiny feel called "Set the Stage", the other with the usual Pike goofiness, called "Jumpy the Snail". ~
1973: Ron Carter - Blues Farm Hard-bop, Post-bop
1973: Ron Carter - Blues Farm
Artist: Ron Carter
Album:Blues Farm
Label: CTI/CBS
Year: 1973, release: 2004
Format, bitrate: Mp3 320 Kbps
Time: 36:15
Size: 83 MB

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In 1968, having completed a five-year stint with Miles Davis, Ron Carter's career was wide open. Finding himself in typically high demand, the bassist decided not to make any long-term commitments (though he continued to join individual recording dates), opting instead to develop his solo career. In 1971, he released Uptown Conversation (Atlantic). Shortly after, he signed to the CTI label, releasing Blues Farm in 1973. The bass is rarely found in such a prominent role, its melodic qualities typically being subordinate to rhythmic ones. The presence of a pianist, guitarist, and two percussionists on Blues Farm frees Carter to explore both realms. Working with Davis was obviously a valuable experience. On numbers like "Footprints" (from Miles Smiles, 1965), Carter was required to extend and compress time, a technique that is second nature to him on Blues Farm. Dense, dexterous runs are broken up by long, bending lines and shades of blues phrasing, all executed with absolute grace. His playing becomes slightly imposing on "Django." While it's great to hear him lead the group on a tour through the song's shifting rhythms, the accompanists aren't allowed much space. Carter's playing is best when more deeply integrated. On the title track, he engages in a wonderful exchange with flutist Hubert Laws, with the two swapping solos back and forth. On "Hymn for Him," his probing lines enrich the song, pushing its narrative forward. The best comes last as the group rides "R2, M1" to the album's conclusion. The song subsists largely on the group's energy (the most they display outwardly on the album) and Carter's deep, repetitious groove. Unfortunately, great musicianship does not always make for compelling results. Blues Farm's excursions are enjoyable, but somewhat reserved. Both the compositions and performances avoid strong emotions in favor of pleasing palettes of color and texture. The early-'70s production values only enhance this by softening the bed of musical tones. The resulting polish tranquilizes the sound and ultimately dates the album.
~ Nathan Bush, All Music Guide
1978: Johnny Griffin - Return Of The Griffin Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1978: Johnny Griffin - Return Of The Griffin
Artist: Johnny Griffin
Album: Return Of The Griffin
Label: OJC/Galaxy (Limited edition)
Year: 1978; release: 1993
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 102 mb
Total time: 39:44

Johnny Griffin recorded this studio album during his first visit to the United States in 15 years. Accompanied by a very supportive trio (pianist Ronnie Mathews, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Keith Copeland), the great tenor is in frequently exuberant form on such tunes as "Autumn Leaves," his own "A Monk's Dream" and the funky "The Way It Is." Long one of the underrated masters, Johnny Griffin is heard at the peak of his powers on this modern bop session. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1967-1968: Cannonball Adderley - Radio Nights Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1967-1968: Cannonball Adderley - Radio Nights
Artist: Cannonball Adderley
Album: Radio Nights
Label: Night Records
Years: 1967-1968; Release:1991
Genre: Hard-Bop,Soul Jazz
Format, bitrate: MP3 @320kbps
Size:192.05 MB
JazzTimes (6/91) - " of the best of all Cannonball live albums."

This CD contains private recordings of Cannonball Adderley's groups during 1967-68 playing at the Half Note in New York City. The music is quite worthy with altoist Cannonball Adderley featured in a quartet setting on "Stars Fell on Alabama," performing three songs with his quintet (including "Fiddler on the Roof") and playing three other pieces (highlighted by "Work Song" and "Unit Seven") with the sextet he had that featured Charles Lloyd on tenor. This music is generally superior to Adderley's commercial Capitol recordings of the period.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1978: Dave Pike - On A Gentle Note Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1978: Dave Pike - On A Gentle Note
Artist: Dave Pike
Album: On A Gentle Note
Label: Muse Records (Catalog#: MR 5168)
Year: 1978
Format: FLAC-8 (LP-rip)
Time: 40:11
Size: 121MB + 121 MB

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After 1966, vibraphonist Dave Pike was primarily heard on European labels until he made his first album for Muse in 1975. His second effort for the label teams Pike with a variety of top L.A. players: Tom Ranier on electric piano (he plays alto on "Scrapple from the Apple"), guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, drummer Ted Hawke, and the obscure Rudolph Johnson on tenor. There are some unaccompanied solos (Eschete on "Everytime We Say Goodbye," Ranier's keyboard on "Gigi," and Pike on "Visions of Spain") and a fair amount of variety in the rhythms (ranging from straight-ahead to Latin and rock), making this a generally unpredictable (if now hard to find) LP.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1961 - 1965: Wes Montgomery - Midnight Guitarist Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1961 - 1965: Wes Montgomery - Midnight Guitarist
Artist: Wes Montgomery
Album: Midnight Guitarist
Label: Jazz Masterworks
Years:1961 - 1965; Release:1985
Format, bitrate:Mp3 @320kpbs (vinyl rip)
Time: 46:00
Size:110.65 MB

From Italy, this 6-track compilation LP features tracks recorded live in 1961, 1962 & 1965. Very little information is available about this LP on the net, but these live recordings showcase the amazing talent of the legendary Wes Montgomery, a must have for any Jazz guitar fan. ~WF
1954: Joe Gordon - Early Sessions Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1954: Joe Gordon - Early Sessions
Artist: Joe Gordon
Album: Early Sessions
Label: Fresh Sound
Year: 1954
Format, bitrate: Mp3 320 Kbps
Size: 171 MB
AMG rating: 1954: Joe Gordon - Early Sessions
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These Joe Gordon sessions from 1954 show how the young trumpeter from Boston left his mark on jazz history as one of hard-bops most innovative and outstanding soloists. All these recordings were made in New York in 1954 and represent Gordons introduction into the jazz scene as a leader of his own group and also as a featured soloist with the Art Blakey Quintet. Before his tragic early death in 1963, Joe Gordon managed to inspire and amaze all those who heard
~ Blue Souns

One of the top hard bop trumpeters to emerge during the 1950s, Joe Gordon was just 26 when he recorded the two sessions that are on this excellent reissue. The first eight numbers are from his debut as a leader, a quintet project from September 1954 that matches his boppish horn with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Jimmy Schneck, and drummer Art Blakey. The repertoire consists of two tunes by Gordon, three from Quincy Jones, and a trio of jazz standards. Gordon's only other set as a leader would be in 1961. The second half of this reissue is an Art Blakey pre-Jazz Messengers set comprised of seven songs by altoist Gigi Gryce and one Horace Silver tune. Gordon and Gryce blend together quite well while joined by pianist Walter Bishop, bassist Bernie Griggs, Blakey, and, during "Futurity," Sabu on conga. Both of these albums, reissued in full on a single CD, were originally cut for the Emarcy label. Easily recommended to hard bop collectors.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1999: James Spaulding - Escapade Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop

1999: James Spaulding - Escapade
Artist:James Spaulding
Album: Escapade
Label: HighNote Records, Inc.
Year: 1999
Format, bitrate: MP3, 320 Kbps
Size:131.83 MB
AMG Rating:1999: James Spaulding - Escapade

Well-swung standards and compositions of Kenny Dorham, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green and Hank Mobley are tapped for revision. Don Sickler (trumpet/flugelhorn) joins Spaulding for eight of the ten tracks, with the immaculate trio of pianist John Hicks, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Kenny Washington as support. Spaulding's tart-sweet alto sax has never sounded better, while his pristine flute playing is easily in the top ten of late-'90s jazz performers. The CD is bookended by Dorham's music, the opening title track a flute/flugelhorn traipse through classic Blue Notesville in a light Afro-Cuban beat, the closer "La Mesha" a flute/flugel ballad. Mobley's music comes back to back, as jungle toms and light bluesy swing signify the easy mood of "High Modes," with flute and muted trumpet in unison, while the classic post-bop vehicle "The Breakthrough" has alto and trumpet strutting their stuff and puffing their chests. Gordon's similarly classic bopper "Cheesecake" has Sickler's flugelhorn playing a countermelody vis a vis Spaulding's standard alto line, and they do the same for the hip, churning melody of Grant Green's "Grant's Tune," except that Spaulding changes up on the tenor-led original by using his flute. The three numbers without Sickler are the scorching bop of "Just One of Those Things," the easy bossa beat of Duke Ellington's "Warm Valley," and the ballad treatment, on flute, of the final Mobley piece "Madeline." Spaulding shows a consistency within mainstream parameters, a real sense of teamwork with these worthy session mates, and a willingness to take chances.
~Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
1954-1956: Steve Lacy - Early Years 1954-1956 (2 CD Set) Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1954-1956: Steve Lacy - Early Years 1954-1956 (2 CD Set)
Artist: Steve Lacy
Album: Early Years 1954-1956
Label: Fresh Sound Records - FSR-CD 364
Year: 1954-1956
Release: 2004
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kBit/s
Time: 45:17 / 1:08:28
Size: 110.66 MB / 161.74 MB
AMG rating: 1954-1956: Steve Lacy - Early Years 1954-1956 (2 CD Set)

The Legendary Pioneer Of Modern Soprano Sax

This 2-CD set charts the exciting early years of Steve Lacy, playing progressive Dixieland and swinging mainstream jazz on a soprano saxophone with extraordinary freshness, vigor and personal style, when he exploded onto the mid-50's jazz scene. To hear Steve play the multi-toned modern figures and extended line on an instrument usually associated with Sydney Bechet is always a stimulating experience. Of his extraordinary approach to the instrument, Lacy said: "As Charlie Parker increased the technical and expressive possibilities of the alto, Milt Jackson, the vibraphone, Kenny Clarke, the drums and Jimmy Blanton, the bass, one of my personal aims is to do the same for the soprano." On hearing these sessions, we think you'll agree that he managed to do just that.

During the preparation of this production Steve Lacy sadly passed away in Boston on Friday, June 4, 2004. He maintained a vigorous teaching and performing schedule right up until his last month. He continued to produce works of startling originality, and was considered one of jazz's most prolific recording artists. Fifty years after he made his first recordings, it is obvious now that Steve Lacy took that challenging instrument and made it his own. He'll be missed.
1962: The Three Sounds - Out Of This World Hard-bop, Post-bop
1962: The Three Sounds - Out Of This World
Artist: The Three Sounds
Album: Out Of This World
Label: Blue Note Records (Catalog#: BST-84197) US
Format: FLAC 24 bit/ 48 khz, LP-Rip
Released: 1965
Size: 170MB + 136MB + 122MB
Time: 40:50
AMG rating 1962: The Three Sounds - Out Of This World

Out of This World relies less on originals than before, concentrating on standards which sound startlingly fresh. It's the loose, flexible groove that's the key. Simpkins and Dowdy keep things on track, while Gene Harris plays -- he can be nimble, he can pound, but he keeps the music flowing at a nice, easy pace. He has a good sense of the groove, and he stays within the groove even as he plays a lot of notes; it's truly an individual style. Despite the R&B-flavored arrangements on "Girl of My Dreams" and the swinging, gospel-inflected "Sanctified Sue," Out of This World is a particularly light and breezy record from the Three Sounds. They're just as comfortable stretching out with the groove as they are with keeping things short, simple, and concise -- either way, it's thoroughly enjoyable music. But no matter how easy the group is to enjoy, they have true style, as Harris' bluesy flourishes and the rhythm section's supple support illustrate. It's hard to sound this light and easy, and the Three Sounds pull it off with grace.
~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide.

Go out of the world with The Three Sounds on this sweet little set for Blue Note - as the trio are at their early best, and working with a care of craft that you won't find on other 60s albums for labels like Verve or Mercury! The mighty Gene Harris is in the lead on piano, moving between a great blend of lyrical and more soul-based styles - given great accompaniment from Bill Dowdy on drums and Andy Simpkins on bass - the latter of whom is an overlooked genius, with this round tone and solid touch that really holds the group together! Titles are a nice mix of exotic standards and gutbuckety originals - and tunes include "My Silent Love", "Just In Time", "Out Of this World", "Out Of the Past", "Sanctified Sue", and "Girl Of My Dreams".
1974: Eddie Harris - ‎For Bird And Bags Hard-bop, Post-bop, Modern Jazz
1974: Eddie Harris -  ‎For Bird And Bags
Artist: Eddie Harris
Album: For Bird And Bags
Label: VeeJay
Year: ; Release:1974
Format, bitrate: Mp3, 320 kBit/s (Lp-rip)
Time: 40m25s
Size: 93.7mb
AMG rating: 1974: Eddie Harris -  ‎For Bird And Bags

It is only right that tenor-saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded for the Exodus label at least on one occasion, since that was the name of his first hit. Most unusual among the selections is "Salute to Bird" (on which Harris quotes many Charlie Parker tunes) and "Salute to Bags" (during which the leader switches to piano). Harris plays with a Chicago-based quintet featuring Charles Stephney on vibes and piano; guitarist Roland Faulkner; pianist Willie Pickens; and guitarist Joe Diorio (the last two of which were on the artist's earlier records) make guest appearances. Throughout, Harris (whose mastery of the extreme upper register and immediately recognizable sound are both quite impressive) is in excellent form; pity that this music was last available on a long out-of-print LP.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1959: Billy Taylor - Taylor Made Jazz Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop

1959: Billy Taylor - Taylor Made Jazz
Artist: Bill Taylor
Album: Taylor Made Jazz
Label: Argo
Year: 1959
Format, bitrate: MP3, 320 Kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 67.48 MB

Duke Ellington had an uncanny knack for assembling smaller groups of bandmates (say, seven or eight) and scoring music for them that retained all the oomph of his full orchestra. And though this isn't one of those small Ellingtonian unit sessions, it's just about the next best thing. Having assembled several members of Duke's band and written eight definitely Duke-influenced tunes, pianist/composer Billy Taylor's Taylor Made Jazz would probably have been marketed as a "tribute album" if it had been released recently. But given the recording's vintage (1957), there are two types of people who would be most interested in it: historical completists who want their collections to include a majority of the recording catalog pertinent to a certain musician (i.e., Taylor or Ellington), or Johnny Hodges fans. "Biddy's Beat" swings; "Daddy-O"'s got a little spunk; "Cu-Bu" is (what else?) a cool blues. Clark Taylor is as mellow as ever and there's even some solo room for Harry Carney. On one hand, Taylor Made Jazz is a great example of the standard mid-'50s studio sessions highlighted by clean solos, tight ensembles, and tasteful accompaniment work from a bunch of veteran players. On the other hand, this session really seems like an opportunity Taylor had to try out some of his pretty ballad material with Hodges, Ellington's alto sax balladeer extraordinaire. Half of Taylor Made Jazz consists of slow n' syrupy solo tunes for Hodges, and despite the rest of the record's strong swinging, this gushier material becomes the center of attention. Check out the versatility of his rigid vibrato on "Day Dreaming" (different from the Billy Strayhorn-penned "Daydream," even though it sounds a lot like the work of Duke's alter ego) to hear how nearly classically perfect Hodges could be. Heck, he puts Marcel Mule to shame.
~John Uhl, All Music Guide
1996: Bill Taylor - Music Keeps Us Young Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1996: Bill Taylor - Music Keeps Us Young
Artist: Bill Taylor Trio
Album: Music Keeps Us Young
Label: Arkadia Jazz
Year: 1996; release: 1997
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 160 mb
Total time: 70:30

It is extremely difficult to believe that Billy Taylor was 76 at the time of this frequently lively recording. For the trio set with bassist Chip Jackson and drummer Steve Johnson, Taylor performs five originals and six jazz standards with creativity and swing. The repertoire (which has among its highlights "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," and a 10 1/2-minute exploration of "Body and Soul," "Naima," Freddie Hubbard's "Up Jumped Spring," and the pianist's most famous composition, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free") is generally boppish, spontaneous and quite accessible, mixing together medium-tempo romps with ballads. Although always a bit underrated as a pianist, the seemingly ageless Taylor had by 1996 been recording for over 52 years!
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

On this first release by his current working trio, renowned pianist, educator, and jazz spokesman Billy Taylor belies 75 years of life with his cheerfully infectious, flawlessly articulated performances of six standards and five of his 300-odd compositions. Of the latter, we hear the swinging, gospel-grooved, civil rights anthem, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free," the Oscar Pettiford-inspired "One For The Woofer," a feature for bassist Chip Jackson in appropriately acoustic sound and style, the alternately bluesy and lyrical "Ballade" and "Interlude," and "Arkadia Blues," which is kicked along mightily in both ensemble and solo by drummer Steve Johns. The standards range from Broadway's "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" through "Lover, Come Back To Me" and "Body And Soul" to Coltrane's "Naima," Freddie Hubbard's "Up Jumped Spring" and Juan Tizol's "Caravan," which also spotlights Johns. ~ Jack Sohmer,
1977: Tommy Flanagan 3 - Montreux' 77 Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1977: Tommy Flanagan 3 - Montreux' 77
Artist: Tommy Flanagan
Album: Tommy Flanagan 3 - Montreux' 77
Label: Pablo / OJC
Year: 1977; release: 1989
Quality: mp3/320 kbps
Size: 119 Mb
Time: 49:14
AMG rating 1977: Tommy Flanagan 3 - Montreux' 77

This Pablo recording of Montreux '77 was cut at a time when pianist Tommy Flanagan was almost forgotten due to his long stint with Ella Fitzgerald's backup band. This fine trio outing with bassist Keter Betts and drummer Bobby Durham has been reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics series with one track ("Heat Wave") added to the original program. The two ballad medleys are enjoyable, but it is on "Barbados," "Woody 'N You" and "Blue Bossa" that Flanagan shows how hard-swinging a pianist he can be. His solo career really started to take off a few years after this concert appearance.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1958: Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin' Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1958: Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
Artist: Bennie Green
Album: Soul Stirrin' (bonus track)
Label: Blue Note
Year: 1958; release: 2004
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 104 mb
Total time: 46:58

One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) and it crackles with electricity from a rhythm section that features Ike Isaacs on bass, Sonny Clark on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's some fantastic tracks on here, including Babs Gonzales' "Lullaby of the Doomed", and a monster jam called "We Wanna Cook", which was once described to us as "all you ever need to have a house party" to which we wholeheartedly agree! Other tracks include "Black Pearl", "BG Mambo", and "Soul Stirrin" and the album's one of the heaviest duty Blue Notes from the time! Features a bonus mono take of "Soul Stirrin".
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1988: Frank Morgan - Yardbird Suite Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop

1988: Frank Morgan - Yardbird Suite
Artists: Frank Morgan
Album: Yardbird Suite
Label: Contemporary Records
Year: 1988
Quality: Flac
Size: 271 Mb
Total time: 49:28
AMG Rating: 1988: Frank Morgan - Yardbird Suite

Altoist Frank Morgan explores his bebop roots on this infectious set, playing six bop-era standards (four by his idol Charlie Parker) and "Skylark." With stimulating support from pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster, Morgan pays tribute to Bird, yet does not copy him (although he has the ability to sometimes sound very similar to Parker). This spontaneous session (which includes such songs as "Yardbird Suite," "Scrapple From the Apple" and "Star Eyes") has its subtle surprises and is often hard-swinging. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1976: Urbie Green - The Fox Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1976: Urbie Green - The Fox
Artist: Urbie Green
Album: The Fox
Label: CTI Records (Catalog#: CTI 7070)
Format: FLAC, LP- Rip
Year: 1976; release: 1977
Size: 103MB + 111MB
Time: 38:29

Smooth and silky jazz funk from trombonist Urbie Green - a record that's much more in a mainstream R&B fusion mode than his earlier work - yet also arranged by David Matthews in a soulful style that still keeps things pretty real on the best cuts! The group's a good one for the mellow groove of the material - and includes Mike Mainieri on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, and Toots Thielemans laying down a bit of harmonica - all kicking back in classic 70s CTI styles. Titles include the nice modal groover "Mertensia", plus "Manteca", "Foxglove Suite", "Another Star", and "Goodbye".
1956: Cannonball Adderley / Buddy Collette - Sessions Live Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1956: Cannonball Adderley / Buddy Collette - Sessions Live
Artists: Cannonball Adderley / Buddy Collette
Album: Sessions Live
Label: Calliope
Year: 1956; release: 1976
Quality: MP3@320 kbps (LP-rip)
Size: 59,4 mb
Total time: 28:10
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During the mid-'70s, the short-lived Calliope label issued a series of poorly packaged and badly labeled LP anthologies of live jazz, which contained a lot of great performances taken from television broadcasts of the latter half of the 1950s. Composer credits and supporting musicians, as always, aren't mentioned, though most of the participants on the nine tracks heard on this album are identifiable. Side one is mostly taken up by Cannonball Adderley's fine quintet. The alto saxophonist had just made his recording debut as a leader the previous year; he's joined by brother Nat on cornet, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Adderley's "Spectacular" is an uptempo bop vehicle based on the chord changes to "(Back Home Again In) Indiana," while he unleashes a cascade of notes in an otherwise subdued take of "Willow Weep for Me." Singer Sylvia Syms is joined by an unidentified rhythm section for a brisk rendition of "The Man I Love" and the warm "Then I'll Be Tired of You," though the latter song is marred by some brief feedback. The second side is a 1956 broadcast with Buddy Collette, heard on both alto sax and flute, accompanied by pianist Dick Shreve, bassist John Goodman, and drummer Bill Dolney. Collette's lighter style of playing alto sax hardly keeps "Makin' Whoopee" from swinging, though he does emit a couple of inadvertent reed squeaks. Collette's exotic "Fall Winds" features his haunting flute, though the piece became better known under its later title of "Desert Sands." Annie Maloney, also with an unknown rhythm section, sings "The Lady Is a Tramp" in what may be her only known recorded appearance. This long unavailable record is one of the best titles in the Sessions: Live series.
~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1957/1958: The Dizzy Gillespie Octet - The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All (4 bonus tracks) Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1957/1958: The Dizzy Gillespie Octet - The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All (4 bonus tracks)
Artist: The Dizzy Gillespie Octet
Album: The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All (4 bonus tracks)
Label: American Jazz Classics
Years: 1957/1958; release: 2014
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 166 mb
Total time: 71:02

This release presents the complete original Dizzy Gillespie LP "The Greatest Trumpet of them All" (Verve MGV-S6117), featuring the brilliant trumpeter in an octet format with such stars as Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce, who were also the arrangers on the date. A very rare 1958 Paris session showcasing Diz in a small group setting with Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, and Oscar Peterson has been added here as a bonus. ~ American Jazz Classics
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