Quartet (1981)

Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4190 | 2014 Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily".

Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2009 Japan Blu-spec Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 6, 2015
Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2009 Japan Blu-spec Remaster}

Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2009 Japan Blu-spec Remaster}
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© 2009 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 20120
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players). This is an extremely symbolic album, for Herbie Hancock and the V.S.O.P. rhythm section essentially pass the torch of the '80s acoustic jazz revival to the younger generation, as personified by then 19-year-old Wynton Marsalis. Recorded during a break on a tour of Japan, a month before Marsalis made his first Columbia album, the technically fearless teenaged trumpeter mostly plays the eager student, imitating Miles, Freddie Hubbard, and Clifford Brown, obviously relishing the challenge of keeping up with his world-class cohorts.

Quartet (1981)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at April 23, 2014
Quartet (1981)

Quartet (1981)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2000 kbps avg | 1Hr 40Mins | 23.976 fps | 704x480 | 1.54 GB
Audio: English-French | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: James Ivory

It's 1927 Paris. Following the conviction of her art dealer husband, Stephan Zelli, for theft for which he was handed a one-year prison sentence, Marya Zelli, originally from West India, moves in with her acquaintances, expatriate Brits H.J. and Lois Heidler. Marya knows that H.J. in particular has more in mind than just providing her lodging out of the goodness of his heart. From behind bars, Stephan encourages Marya to move in with them not knowing H.J.'s intentions. Marya agrees in part because she, being a foreigner, cannot get work and would thus become destitute otherwise. She learns she is the latest in a long line of lodgers. She also learns that H.J. and Lois' marriage is not all that it appears on the surface. The Heidler's hold on Marya becomes stronger when they convince her that Stephan not only has no money but has no future in France after his release. Their collective lives become more complicated when Stephan is released from jail and tries to figure out what he's …

Quartet (1981)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Oct. 22, 2013
Quartet (1981)

Quartet (1981)
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Drama, Romance | UK, France 1981 | Director James IVORY

Adrift in the Paris of the twenties while her husband is imprisoned for dealing in stolen goods, a writer falls under the doubtful protection of sybaritic expatriates (Alan Bates and Maggie Smith), with disastrous results. (Adapted from Jean Rhys' autobiographical novel)
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 34
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the phenomenal success of George Benson’s Breezin’ (1976) album may have fattened his wallet; it led the guitarist down a path that dismayed jazz critics worldwide. Indeed, the bulk of Benson’s albums over the past 20 years have featured considerably less jazz and, unfortunately, more pop. Not so with The George Benson Cookbook (1966). This sizzling CD features the then young, hotshot string-picker on 14 swingin’ bebop/soul-jazz tracks. Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, "The Cooker." Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos.
Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}

Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}
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© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4288
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Louis van Dyke, in fact his surname was van Dijk, but that didn't look English enough I guess. In 1961 he had won the Loosdrecht Jazz concours with his trio and made his first album, titled Trio / Quartet in June 1964. In the quartet recordings Carl Schulze, the vibraphone player, was added. He won with this LP an Edison Award, one of the most important awards in the Dutch amusement world.
The Jeremy Steig Quartet - Flute Fever +1 (1963) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4218}

The Jeremy Steig Quartet - Flute Fever +1 (1963) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4218}
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© 1963, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4218
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Fantastic early work from flautist Jeremy Steig – a 60s quartet session for Columbia that came several years before the funky style of some of his later work – and a damn great record, with lots of soulful touches! Part of this has to do with the rhythm section of Ben Tucker on bass and Ben Riley on drums – both of whom put a nice kick in the proceedings, and substantially ground and groove the solo work of Steig's flute and Denny Zeitlin's piano.
The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 1957, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4214
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall.
Stenhammar Quartet - Wilhelm Stenhammar: String Quartets No. 3 & 4 (2013)

Stenhammar Quartet - Wilhelm Stenhammar: String Quartets No. 3 & 4 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:47 | 569 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1659

Announced as Volume 1, this BIS release launches a new cycle of Wilhelm Stenhammar’s works for string quartet, which are six in numbered ones, plus an unnumbered one in F Minor which comes chronologically between Nos. 3 and 4, but which the composer withdrew. Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927) is one of those very late Scandinavian Romantics in this case, a Swede who I’ve described before as setting with the midnight sun.