Blue Note Live

Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy Vol. 2 (1976) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}

Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy Vol. 2 (1976) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 364 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50534
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

An overlooked gem from Blue Note – a special live performance that brings together some of the label's funkiest and most soulful artists of the 70s! The set's somewhat unusual for Blue Note at the time – especially given the label's increasingly studio-driven approach to jazz, with projects by the Mizell Brothers and others – yet given that bent, the whole thing's a great illustration of the vibrancy of all these artists always from the studio – playing live and extremely funky!
Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy Vol. 1 (1976) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}

Various Artists - Blue Note Live At The Roxy Vol. 1 (1976) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 316 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50533
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

An overlooked gem from Blue Note – a special live performance that brings together some of the label's funkiest and most soulful artists of the 70s! The set's somewhat unusual for Blue Note at the time – especially given the label's increasingly studio-driven approach to jazz, with projects by the Mizell Brothers and others – yet given that bent, the whole thing's a great illustration of the vibrancy of all these artists always from the studio – playing live and extremely funky!
Bobbi Humphrey - Flute-In (1971) {2014 Blue Note Japan SHM-CD 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81074}

Bobbi Humphrey - Flute-In (1971) {2014 Blue Note Japan SHM-CD 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81074}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 224 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit remastering. Early Blue Note work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a session cut before she hooked up with producer Larry Mizell, but one that's still got a righteously soulful vibe! The arrangements here are by Wade Marcus, but he still has the great idea of giving Bobbi a bit more expanded sound in the background – a full mix of sounds that lets her flute step out in the lead and find its own soulful space on the solos – all with a wonderful style that definitely marks Humphrey as one of the freshest jazz flute talents in years! The other players are all pretty hip too – and include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Billy Harper on tenor – who'd both played with Bobbi on one of Lee's late Blue Note dates – and titles include a version of Eddie Harris' "Set Us Free", plus "Sad Bag", "Don't Knock My Funk", "Journey To Morocco", and "Ain't No Sunshine".
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks0+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 597 Mb
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© 1959-62, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.

Eddie Gale - Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (1968) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 1, 2017
Eddie Gale - Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (1968) {Blue Note}

Eddie Gale - Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (1968) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 273MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

One of our favorite all-time records, and a real lost album on Blue Note! Eddie Gale leads this group of righteous singers and musicians through five fantastic tracks of soulful chanting and hard jazz playing that never goes too far out, but always threatens to break free of its own chains – soaring to the skies on wings of freedom and spirituality! Gale's trumpet rings hard and loud, and the vocal arrangements never verge on sentimentality, but manage to convey a ton of soul with an incredibly righteous approach that's never been duplicated again! Imagine Donald Byrd's vocal group albums recorded for Strata East – or a hipper version of Billy Harper's Capra Black – and you've only got part of the picture! Titles include "The Rain", "Fulton Street", "The Coming Of Gwilu", and "A Walk With Thee".

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2017
Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2017
Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 263 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: jazz

Duo is a 1999 collaborative album between guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Leon Parker. This one is a sure fire hit from the folks at Blue Note Records.

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2017
Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 294 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: jazz

Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter decided to self-title his album in 2000. The album, which also features longtime collaborator Leon Parker, was released by Blue Note.

Marcus Printup - Nocturnal Traces (1998) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 23, 2017
Marcus Printup - Nocturnal Traces (1998) {Blue Note}

Marcus Printup - Nocturnal Traces (1998) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

In this bright and accessible effort from one of the best young trumpeters on the scene, Printup mixes up originals with standards. The fact that his tunes complement works by Rodgers & Hart ("Have You Met Miss Jones") and Fats Waller ("Ain't Misbehavin'") so well should key you in to the fact that he is a bit of a traditionalist. With his quartet of Kevin Bales on piano, Ricky Ravelo on bass, and Woody Williams on drums, Printup lays down some fine exercises in samba ("Shertzing Along") and bop ("Pier Pressure"). There is plenty of fine work here.

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 16, 2017
Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 451 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 198 mb
Genre: blues, funk, jazz

Duke Elegant is the 2000 album by Malcolm Rebennack, better known as Dr. John. This was released on Parlophone Records in Europe in 1999 but this is from the Blue Note pressing in the U.S. that came out in 2000 and it honors the music and legacy of Duke Ellington through mixing up jazz with his blues, soul, and shrimp gumbo ya-ya.