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The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5370}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 295 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5370 | NJLP 8222
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. In a perfect world, Curtis Peagler's Modern Jazz Disciples would have had a longer run and built a much larger catalog. But regrettably, the Cincinnati quintet is only a small footnote in the history of hard bop and gave listeners only two albums. The first was this self-titled LP, which was recorded for Prestige's New Jazz subsidiary in 1959. The Modern Jazz Disciples shows the late Peagler, who turned 29 that year, to be a hard-swinging alto saxman in the Charlie Parker/Sonny Stitt/Cannonball Adderley/Phil Woods vein – his hot-blooded solos on tracks like "A Little Taste," "Slippin' and Slidin'," and the standard "After You've Gone" make this record well worth the price of admission.
The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}

The Prestige All Stars - Roots (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5352}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 188 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
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© 1957, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5352 | Mono | NJLP 8202
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Bebop / Modern Big Band

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Roots is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label. More big-band bop with a stellar cast, it includes Cecil Payne, Pepper Adams, and Idrees Sulieman on saxes and Bill Evans on piano.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1960, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5388 | NJLP 8241
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. An excellent piece of early soul-jazz, 1960's Talk That Talk isn't as bop-oriented as Shirley Scott's albums with Stanley Turrentine from the same period, as flashy and ornate as the albums Jimmy Smith was starting to make with Creed Taylor and Lalo Schifrin, or as funky and blues-based as the best of Jimmy McGriff or "Brother" Jack McDuff. Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés.
Phil Woods, Jackie McLean - Bird  Feathers (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5354}

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, John Jenkins, Hal McKusick - Bird Feathers (1957) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5354}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 182 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
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© 1957, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5354 | Mono | NJLP 8204
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here – as the Charlie Parker modes are never used slavishly, but instead as a way to sprout wings and really take off in new direction – a difference that really comes through wonderfully on the tracks that feature two different altoists playing together.
Jimmy Raney - A (1955) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5289}

Jimmy Raney - A (1955) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5289}
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© 1955, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5289 | Mono | PRLP 7089
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Jimmy Raney leads two separate groups on this OJC reissue CD, both recorded during the mid-'50s. The first session finds the leader experimenting with overdubbing a second guitar line over his introduction and closing during all four pieces, including the very exciting "Minor" (which is based on the chord changes to "Bernie's Tune"), "Double Image" (inspired by "There Will Never be Another You"), plus some wild improvised counterpoint between Raney and pianist Hall Overton in "On the Square" and an intricate rendition of the ballad "Some Other Spring."
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - All Soul (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5369}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - All Soul (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5369}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
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© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5369 | NJLP 8221
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). On Johnny "Hammond" Smith's first album as a leader, the organist simply sits himself down in front of a standard guitar-bass-drums trio (featuring guitarist Thornel Schwartz, who had previously worked with Jimmy Smith) and lets rip. The songs are a nice combination of standards, like "Secret Love," "The Masquerade Is Over" and "Pennies From Heaven," along with Smith originals that have a more blues-based, gospel-like air.
Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}

Phil Woods & Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) {2014 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5280}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 141 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 328 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1956, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5280 | Mono | PRLP 7080
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods' name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.
Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}

Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 197 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
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© 1956, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5245 | Mono | PRLP 7045
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Possibly the strongest album ever recorded by mellow-voiced jazz vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer with a deeper style that's very much in the classic Billy Eckstine mode, but which swings a bit more freely in a small combo! The set's got a nicely open style – with longer tracks than usual for a jazz vocal date, and lots of room for jazz soloists that include Art Farmer on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, and Hank Jones on piano.
John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}
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© 1957-58, 2006 Prestige / Concord | PRCD6-30059-2 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In celebration of John Coltrane's 80th birthday, Concord Music Group is now proud to present Fearless Leader, a special 6-CD boxed set focusing on his Prestige Records output as a band leader (1957-1958). This is the FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE BOXED SET focusing on John Coltrane's Prestige Records output as a band leader. This BEAUTIFUL 6-CD boxed set is adorned with RARE PHOTOGRAPHS of John Coltrane as well as an EXTENSIVE 64-PAGE BOOKLET featuring COMPLETE ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION and liner notes by noted music historians RICHARD S. GINELL and LEWIS PORTER. Also features ORIGINAL SESSION NOTES and fully reproduced ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK. Features noted sidemen RED GARLAND, PAUL CHAMBERS, DONALD BYRD, JIMMY COBB, FREDDIE HUBBARD and ART TAYLOR. 24-BIT REMASTERING from the Original Analog Master Tapes.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - That Good Feelin' (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - That Good Feelin' (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 211 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 363 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5376 | NJLP 8229
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – then really took strong formation in the hands of a player like this! The groove's a bit like a Jimmy Smith record for Blue Note, but a lot grittier too – with some occasional elements of R&B mixed in with the more far-reaching jazz sensibilities. The group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar, who'd played famously with Jimmy Smith – plus George Tucker on bass and Leo Stevens on drums.