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1991: Steve Turre - Right There Hard-bop, Post-bop

1991: Steve Turre - Right There
Artist: Steve Turre
Album: Right There
Year: 1991
Label: Antilles
Style: Latin jazz
Format: mp3, 320 Kbps
Total Time: 57:22
Total Size: 127,05 Mb

Right There is primarily a straight-ahead set featuring Steve Turre on trombone and shells in a sextet with violinist John Blake, cellist Akua Dixon Turre, pianist Benny Green, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Billy Higgins. Wynton Marslis pops up on two of the seven selections, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson is on one. Highlights include "Woody & Bu," Duke Ellington's "Echoes of Harlem," "Duke's Mountain," and "Descarga De Turre," which has the leader at the helm of a Latin band that includes flutist Dave Valentin and several percussionists. Excellent and spirited music. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1961: James Moody - Cookin' The Blues Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1961: James Moody - Cookin' The Blues
Artist: James Moody
Album: Cookin' The Blues
Label: Argo
Year: 1961
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (LP-Rip)
Time: 41:11
Size: 114,9Mb
AMG rating: ****

Cookin the Blues, the album , features his septet recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in June 1961, during his tour on the West Coast. Moody, wonderfully relaxed and in good form, fronts a band (with trumpeter Howard McGhee in his come back to the coast) offering inspired performances and more musical content than groups with a bigger name. Eddie Jefferson was also was one of the moving forces behind the whole show, with his humorous, and happily frantic singing.
1953: Clifford Brown - The Clifford Brown Sextet In Paris Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1953: Clifford Brown - The Clifford Brown Sextet In Paris
Artist: Clifford Brown
Album: The Clifford Brown Sextet In Paris
Label: Prestige
Year: 1953
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (LP-Rip)
Time: 56:39
Size: 121,7Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

While in Paris with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra, trumpeter Clifford Brown teamed up with altoist Gigi Gryce and a top-notch rhythm section (which includes pianist Henri Renaud, guitarist Jimmy Gourley, bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Jean-Louis Viale) for two fine sessions that are reissued in full (other than a couple of rare alternate takes) on this enjoyable CD. Although Gryce was not a major soloist, he held his own with the trumpeter and was a talented composer. Most of the songs on this date are his including "Minority" (Gryce's most famous original). But it is for Brownie's brilliant playing on such tunes as "All the Things You Are," "I Cover the Waterfront" and "Minority" that this CD is most significant. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1962: Jaki Byard - Hi-Fly Hard-bop, Post-bop
1962: Jaki Byard - Hi-Fly
Artist: Jaki Byard
Album: Hi-Fly
Label: Prestige
Year: 1962
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (LP-Rip)
Time: 39:46
Size: 83,9Mb
AMG rating: ****

Following the success of Here's Jaki, the eclectic pianist continued his explorations in a trio format, with Pete La Roca replacing Roy Haynes on the drums. The set mixes standards with some forgotten gems, plus three originals. The "Excerpts from Yamecraw" is an updated version of the nearly forgotten James P. Johnson orchestral suite, which is complimented here by the Byard original "There Are Many Worlds," which was also written for an orchestra. "Tillie Butterball" is a fun blues romp based on a puppy and a bowling alley. Byard's distinctive approach is evident on Randy Weston's title track "Hi-Fly" and George Shearing's "Lullaby of Birdland," while his debt to Thelonious Monk, sprinkled throughout this session, is obvious on "'Round Midnight." What makes this session special, however, is his original "Here to Hear." His multi-influenced compositional style matched by his versatile technique is explored at length. There are certain pieces that can never be interpreted by anyone else but the composer, and that is the case here, for it would be virtually impossible, and futile, to try and duplicate the individual genius of Jaki Byard. This stands as one of his best. ~ Robert Taylor, All Music Guide.
1969: James Moody - Don't Look Away Now! Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1969: James Moody - Don't Look Away Now!
Artist: James Moody
Album: Don't Look Away Now!
Label: OJC/Prestige
Year: 1969; release: 1997
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 39:43
Size: 89,4 Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

I just listened to this album with a friend who had never heard it before over a rough highway in Southern California. He immediately was humming the melodies after he heard them a few times and really enjoyed it. This album is one of those albums that is instantly accessible and enjoyable and is also great after a number of listens.
James Moody is a bebop master who played with Dizzy Gillespie and this album finds him in the year 1969, where a number of major developments in jazz have occurred. Moody is found taking in the developments of people like Coltrane into his conception on this album, sounding convincingly avant-garde and also extremely grounded. This is especially noticeable on the intro to the classic ballad "Easy Living" and the original "Hear Me."
And of course there is humor as one would expect from a Moody outing with the song "Hey Herb! Where's Alpert?" featuring the vocals of Eddie Jefferson.
There is a superb rhythm section backing Moody up including Barry Harris on piano, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. All three of these players and Moody give this album a tight sound that is also beautiful and virtuosic as well as flowing, swinging, rocking, bluesy, and cooking. This is a must own album
. ~ G. M. Jenkins,
2003: Phil Woods, Carl Saunders Play Henry Mancini Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
2003: Phil Woods, Carl Saunders  Play Henry Mancini
Artists: Phil Woods, Carl Saunders
Album: Play Henry Mancini
Label: Jazzed Media
Year: 2003; release: 2004
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 169 mb
Total time: 74:57

Producer Graham Carter deserves high praise for pairing alto sax legend Phil Woods with trumpeter/ flügelhornist Carl Saunders in a CD tribute to Henry Mancini. The two veterans gelled quickly with the rhythm section (pianist Jeff Jenkins, bassist Ken Walker, and drummer Paul Romaine), though Woods had never worked with any of them, and Saunders only with Romaine. A variety of arrangers scored the music for this session. "The Pink Panther" was the inevitable opener, though Woods and Saunders put their own stamp on this slinky, swinging masterpiece. Likewise, the gorgeous "Dreamsville" has been a favorite of jazz musicians, and this interpretation features some of the lushest solos by the two leaders on the date. The extended rendition of "Two for the Road" has several magical exchanges between Woods and Saunders (here on flügelhorn). But most of the tunes aren't as well known. The breezy "Lightly" is given a Latin flavor, while "Walkin' Bass" is a blues featuring Ken Walker's tasty bassline underneath Woods and Saunders (on muted trumpet). Their jaunty take of "Goofin' at the Coffee House," like "Lightly," is another hidden gem originally written for the Peter Gunn television series. This rewarding salute to what would have been Henry Mancini's 80th birthday should be considered essential. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
1962-1963: James Moody & Kenny Barron - Fly Me To The Moon Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1962-1963: James Moody & Kenny Barron - Fly Me To The Moon
Artists: James Moody & Kenny Barron
Album: Fly Me To The Moon 2LP/1CD
Label: Lone Hill Jazz
Years: 1962-1963; release: 2007
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 1:11:01
Size: 162Mb
AMG rating: ****

Fly Me to the Moon compiles a pair of tenor saxophonist James Moody's mid-'60s sessions for the Argo label. The 1962 date Another Bag vaults Moody far past his bop roots. Another in a series of collaborations with arranger and composer Tom McIntosh, its rich, deep sound is both fiercely cerebral and nakedly emotional. Paired with a superb group including pianist Kenny Barron, trumpeter Paul Serrano, trombonist John Avant, bassist Ernest Outlaw and drummer Marshall Thompson, Moody creates a thoughtful interpretation of the emerging soul-jazz idiom that is both consciously hip yet surprisingly introspective; the music is both angular and accessible, bolstered by a clutch of clever, dynamic McIntosh melodies. Issued two years later, Comin' on Strong ranks among Moody's most challenging and rewarding sessions. With its complex rhythms and mercurial tempos, the material is more like a series of obstacle courses than a collection of melodies, but Moody and his collaborators navigate the twists and turns with dexterity and grace. Paired with Barron on piano as well as George Eskridge on guitar, Chris White on bass and Rudy Collins on drums, Moody reinvents standards like "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" and "Autumn Leaves," infusing their familiar strains with ideas drawn from post-bop and avant-garde sensibilities. The transformation between these styles is seamless, however, and even the most radical ideas seem perfectly logical. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide.
1956: James Moody - Hi-Fi Party Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1956: James Moody - Hi-Fi Party
Artist: James Moody
Album: Hi-Fi Party
Label: OJC/Prestige (limited edition)
Year: 1955; release: 1991
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 46:49
Size: 109,9 Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

For a period in the mid-'50s, tenor saxophonist James Moody (who doubled on alto) was able to keep together a swinging septet that played bop in a fairly accessible way. On this CD reissue of two 1955 sessions, Moody and his group (which includes the fine trumpeter Dave Burns, trombonist William Shepherd, baritone Pee Wee Moore, pianist Jimmy Boyd, bassist John Lathan, and drummer Clarence Johnson) perform swinging versions of fairly obscure originals including the lengthy "Jammin' With James" (which has a long tradeoff between Moody and Burns), Benny Golson's "Big Ben," and "There Will Never Be Another You." The highpoint is Eddie Jefferson's one appearance, singing his alternate lyrics to Charlie Parker's famous solo on "Lady Be Good" which he renamed "Disappointed." ~ Scott Yanow , All Music Guide.
1989: James Moody - Sweet And Lovely Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1989: James Moody - Sweet And Lovely
Artist: James Moody
Album: Sweet And Lovely
Label: Novus
Year: 1989
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 71:09
Size: 158,6 Mb
AMG rating: ****

James Moody sticks to standards on his third Novus release, including "My Melancholy Baby," "Sweet And Lovely," "Confirmation" and "My Ideal." He uses his rhythm section of the period (pianist Marc Cohen, bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Akira Tana) and welcomes guest Dizzy Gillespie on "Con Alma" and the exuberant "Get the Booty." Moody (tripling as usual on tenor, alto and flute) is the solo star throughout and sounds very much in prime form, whether swinging hard or playing lyrically on ballads. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1983: The Heath Brothers - Brothers And Others Hard-bop, Post-bop
1983: The Heath Brothers - Brothers And Others
Artists: The Heath Brothers
Album: Brothers And Others
Label: Antilles
Year: 1983
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (LP-Rip)
Time: 39:38
Size: 83,1Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

The seventh and final Heath Brothers recording before their official breakup, which has been reissued on CD by Antilles, has a different personnel than their previous few. Jimmy Heath (doubling on tenor and soprano), bassist Percy Heath and keyboardist Stanley Cowell are joined by original member and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, plus guest trombonist Slide Hampton and violinist Joe Kennedy for two songs apiece. It is Jimmy Heath's distinctive and inventive writing, including four complex originals and all of the arrangements, that gives this enjoyable set its greatest interest, but actually, all of the Heath Brothers recordings (some of which will be difficult to find) are easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1990: Major Holley - Major Step Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1990: Major Holley - Major Step
Artist: Major Holley
Album: Major Step
Label: Timeless Records
Year: 1990; release: 2000
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 142 mb
Total time: 51:52

Major Holley recorded one more Timeless album, with the Tommy Flanagan Trio, CD SJP 162 - My Funny Valentine.
Soul, warmth and sheer joy are all present in Joes sound and attack. It can be heard and feit in the tremen- dous drive of his up tempo work, the width and depth of his ballads, in- cluding a deep affinity for the Blues. Beins accompaniment is alive but never intruding; his solos are articu- lated with a consistent elarity and contain personal melodic ideas. Here is a master in his own fields.
Hans relentless beat supports the Quartet really to improbable Height of Swing. His sound is exhilarating; his ears forever alert.
Holley and Bennink, a unique Rhythm couple! ~ From liner note.

1959: Charles Mingus - The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings Vol.1-3 Hard-bop, Post-bop
1959: Charles Mingus - The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings Vol.1-3
Artist: Charles Mingus
Album: The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings 3CD
Label: Columbia/Legacy
Year: 1959, release: 1999
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 62:33
Size: CD1:152,2Mb CD2:125,8Mb CD3&Scans: 132,3Mb
AMG rating: *****

In 1993, Mosaic released The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus Sessions, a four-LP set that contained (nearly) everything Mingus recorded for the label during that pivotal year. All the music on the set was wonderful, but its strict adherence to chronological session order made it difficult for anyone outside academics to enjoy, especially since Mingus Ah Um and Mingus Dynasty, the two albums culled from these sessions, were among his best, tightest LPs. Five years after Mosaic's effort, Columbia/Legacy issued The Complete 1959 Columbia Sessions, a three-CD attempt to chronicle the same sessions, and their work is definitive. Instead of relying on chronological session order, they have devoted the first two discs to the original albums in their original running order. The label has restored all of the songs to their unedited forms, restoring "lost" solos to no less than ten of the 18 master takes. Mingus Ah Um and Mingus Dynasty also feature outtakes from the sessions that have only been available on the Mosaic box. The third disc is devoted to alternate takes, including a previously unreleased version of "Diane." This sequencing does justice to the albums, preserving their carefully considered running order while illuminating the original albums with valuable bonus tracks. Hardcore fans who already own the Mosaic box may find this set unnecessary, even if it does contain a couple of otherwise unavailable cuts, but any Mingus or jazz fans -- including casual fans -- who don't own the material on The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings will find this box essential. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide.
1980: Kenny Barron - Golden Lotus Hard-bop, Post-bop
1980: Kenny Barron - Golden Lotus
Artist: Kenny Barron
Album: Golden Lotus
Label: Muse Records (Catalog#: MR 5220)
Year: 1980; release: 1982
Format: FLAC (LP-Rip)
Size: 121MB + 109MB
Time: 41:27

******* RE-RIP - REPOST *******

Solid 1980 session with the always vibrant, challenging pianist Kenny Barron and the underrated saxophonist John Stubblefield in fiery form. Steve Nelson began generating interest on vibes with his playing on this session ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide.

A great Kenny Barron side for Muse, one of the best from a label that has a lot of remarkable sleepers on it. Like the best Muse sides, this set does a great job of straddling the line between forward looking modal playing and relaxed soul jazz, combining the best elements of both. And as you might imagine from the title, there is a bit of spiritual and eastern influence creeping in on some of the numbers. 1996-2012, Dusty Groove America, Inc.
1963: Archie Shepp - The New York Contemporary Five Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1963: Archie Shepp - The New York Contemporary Five
Artist: Archie Shepp
Album: The New York Contemporary Five
Label: Storyville
Year: 1963
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps
Time: 72:24
Size: 164Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

This historically significant CD has ten of the 11 selections recorded by The New York Contemporary Five (and originally issued on two separate LPs) on November 11, 1963. The short-lived group, which consists of cornetist Don Cherry, altoist John Tchicai, Archie Shepp on tenor, bassist Don Moore and drummer J.C. Moses, was avant-garde for the period, influenced most by Ornette Coleman's Quartet; the participation of Coleman's cornetist certainly helped. However Tchicai (although sometimes hinting at Coleman) had a different approach than Ornette Coleman and it was obvious that Shepp had already developed his own original voice and was the group's most passionate soloist. Together this very interesting quintet (which would soon break up) performs pieces by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk (short melodic renditions of "Monk's Mood" and "Crepescule with Nellie"), Bill Dixon, Tchicai, Shepp and Cherry.

~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1993: Steve Grossman - Time To Smile Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1993: Steve Grossman - Time To Smile
Artist: Steve Grossman
Album: Time To Smile
Year: 1993
Label: Dreyfus
Format: mp3, 320 Kbps
Total Time: 59:44
Total Size: 101,23 Mb
AMG Rating: ****/*

This outing is one of tenor-saxophonist Steve Grossman's finest recordings to date. He has mixed together the almost equal influences of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins to achieve his own style and sound. The program is quite strong with its superior yet generally underplayed standards joined by two of the leader's originals, Elvin Jones's "E.J.'s Blues" and Freddie Redd's "Time to Smile"; also the lineup of musicians would be difficult to top. Pianist Willie Pickens shows a lot of versatility on the hard bop-oriented music, trumpeter Tom Harrell (who is on around half of the tracks) is as fiery and alert as usual, bassist Cecil McBee has a strong musical personality that comes across even when restricted to accompanying the soloists, and drummer Elvin Jones remains in prime form. The main focus however is mostly on Grossman and he continues to grow as an improviser year-by-year. Highly recommended.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
1955/1957: J.J. Johnson Blue Trombone (bonus tracks) Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1955/1957: J.J. Johnson  Blue Trombone (bonus tracks)
Artist: J.J. Johnson
Album: Blue Trombone (bonus tracks)
Label: American Jazz Classics
Years: 1955/1957; release: 2009
Quality: MP3@320 kbps
Size: 151 mb
Total Time: 68:35
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This is an excellent quartet LP (not yet reissued on CD) that really showcases great trombonist J.J. Johnson. Accompanied by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach, Johnson alternates standards such as "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Gone with the Wind" with originals, including the two part "Blue Trombone," and shows listeners why he is still considered one of the greatest jazz trombonists of all time. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

This release contains the complete long unavailable LP 'Blue Trombone', which was J.J. Johnson's 2nd complete album in a quartet format. The sessions, with master accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Max Roach, went so well that material for two albums was gathered (the other album, First Place, is reissued on the companion volume AJC 99003).

As a bonus, two quartet tracks taken from Johnson's previous quintet sessions, as well as five quintet tracks that complete all of the master takes from the latter of those sessions.
1961: Elmo Hope - High Hope! Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1961: Elmo Hope - High Hope!
Artist: Elmo Hope
Album: High Hope!
Label: Beacon
Year: 1961
Genre: Piano Jazz
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (Lp-Rip)
Time: 27:15
Size: 59,5 Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

In 1961, underrated bop pianist Elmo Hope recorded a pair of really obscure albums for the soon-defunct Celebrity and Beacon labels. Both were fortunately reissued by V.S.O.P. in the 1980s on two of their first LPs, then came out on CD in 2000 on the Prevue label. This date, which matches Hope with bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones, features the pianist playing six of his compositions, including the catchy "De-Dah," which Clifford Brown had played eight years earlier. The one flaw of the album is that there are only 27 minutes of music, although the quality is quite high. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1966: Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop
1966: Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure
Artist: Gary McFarland
Album: Point Of Departure
Label: Impulse!
Year: 1966
Format: bitrate: mp3@320kbps (LP-rip)
Time: 39:13
Size: 89,0Mb
AMG rating: ****/*

This Impulse LP (not yet reissued on CD) was one of vibraphonist Gary McFarland's best recordings. McFarland contributed six of the seven selections (all but the "Love Theme from David and Lisa") and utilizes an all-star sextet filled with colorful soloists: trombonist Willie Dennis, Richie Kamuca on tenor and oboe, guitarist Jimmy Raney, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Mel Lewis. The music is bop-oriented, but also open to occasional innovations taken from the avant-garde. None of the songs caught on as standards, but they tend to stay in one's mind after finishing the album. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
1975: Kenny Barron - Lucifer Hard-bop, Post-bop
1975: Kenny Barron - Lucifer
Artist: Kenny Barron
Album: Lucifer
Label: Muse Records (Catalog#: MR 5070)
Year: 1975
Format, Bitrate: FLAC (LP-Rip)
Time: 47:03
Size: 123 MB + 110 MB

******* RE-RIP - REPOST *******

Totally excellent Kenny Barron album on Muse, and one of his hardest to find! There's a killer cut on here called "Hellbound" that's got Kenny playing this fantastic electric piano and moog stuff on top of overdubbed acoustic piano, which provides a rhythmic underpinning. The track is long and spacey, with an excellent modal groove that would make an excellent sample, but which also grooves beautifully on its own! Lots of other cool cuts too, all with more instrumentation, and a nice soulful funky sound. Titles include "Lucifer", "Spirits", "Firefly", and "Ethereally Yours" and players include James Spaulding, Bill Barron, and Billy Hart. Beautiful! ~ Dusty Groove, Inc.
1993: Steve Grossman and the Cedar Walton Trio - Small Hotel Music » Jazz » BeBop » Hard-bop

1993: Steve Grossman and the Cedar Walton Trio - Small Hotel
Artists: Steve Grossman and the Cedar Walton Trio
Album: Small Hotel
Year: 1993
Label: Dist.SelImports
Format: mp3, 320 Kbps
Total Time: 62:00
Total Size: 121,05 Mb

Breaking completely with his last scintillating, energetic album, this time Steve has chosen to create a quiet complicity with the marvelous trio of Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and David Williams. There are a few standards, two compositions, a pretty theme by Lee Morgan (Ceora), all of which will delight Steves fans quite relaxed but even more musical.
The sound has not changed, it is still round and full, like an egg. Rollins? Maybe, but with a slight strangling sound, a hiccup of intemperance, perhaps a glitch from a rebellious reed. All of it is clear, up until the sudden pileup of notes he throws into a flowing legato. That is his signature, his mark. And the side men? Theyre known for their economy of sound, except for a few technical frills, knowing full well that swing is also measured by the distance between two notes.
Cedar Walton, David Williams, Billy Higgins. A standard -- and thats all she wrote.
~ Dreifus jazz
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