Bop 2014

Hal Galper Trio - O's Time (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 13, 2017
Hal Galper Trio - O's Time (2014)

Hal Galper Trio - O's Time (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 275.49 Mb | 49:06 | Covers
Post-Bop | Label: Origin Records - ORIGIN 82670

It's hard to be innovative in the piano trio format. The last big change happened in the late fifties and early sixties, with pianist Bill Evans' groundbreaking trio featuring bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian. The democratization of input and interplay changed the trio game, and countless groups have worked on refining that Evans approach ever since. A more recent development has been bombast and the inclusion of rock and poplar tunes into the jazz piano trio endeavor—with varying degree of success. Rubato playing, the stretching of the varying of tempos, in a three way improvisational way, is pianist Hal Galper's contribution to piano trio innovation.
Mark Turner Quartet - Lathe Of Heaven (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Mark Turner Quartet - Lathe Of Heaven (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 58:21 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner makes his ECM debut as leader on this session featuring Avishai Cohen on trumpet, double bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The quartet of kindred spirits, often entwining in serpentine fashion, plays long, introspective lines of hypnotic grace; the lithe rhythm section providing subtle volatility. With no chordal instrument in the band, the music opens up and takes on an attractive spaciousness. The songs display the long-breathed essence characteristic of Turner’s work, where melody takes priority. There is also mystery to the album, a quality of patient storytelling to the compositions.
Harold Land - Choma (Burn) (1971) {Mainstream-Ace Records CDBOPM 026 rel 2014}

Harold Land - Choma (Burn) (1971) {Mainstream-Ace Records CDBOPM 026 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 44 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2014 Mainstream Records / Boplicity / Ace Records | CDBOPM 026
Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Vibes

One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes lines from Bill Henderson – who comps and vamps with modal energy that really draws out some searing, searching solos from Land's tenor! Bobby's vibes are maybe a bit more restrained, but offer a key element in the overall soundshape of the record – and the rest of the lineup includes Reggie Johnson on bass, Ndugu and Woody Theus on drums, and Harold Land Jr on additional piano.
Horace Silver Quintet - Volume 1 (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Horace Silver Quintet - Volume 1 (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 23:38 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This classic album includes tracks Horace Silver recorded with drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1954, originally released on 10" vinyl. A major influence on the evolution of hard bop, Silver was dabbling in blues and gospel at the time, influences apparent here. In 1955 these tracks were combined with songs from another session and repackaged as a full 12" LP, credited to Silver and the Jazz Messengers.
John Lennon - Signature Box (2010/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

John Lennon - Signature Box (2010/2014)
11 Discs | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 451:10 minutes | 9,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Full Digital Booklet(s)

Originally released in 2010, the John Lennon Signature Box is an acclaimed collection that includes the eight remastered albums and an EP of Lennon’s non-album singles, all newly remastered in hi-res 96kHz/24bit digital resolution, plus several rarities available exclusively within the box set in 44.1kHz/24bit digital resolution.
Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}

Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-315 | LP TBM-29
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Now's The Time captured two groups who performed at the Three Blind Mice's own jazz festival called "5 Days in Jazz 1974." The first group was the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio with guest soloists Isao Suzuki on cello and Sunao Wada on guitar. They performed two songs on Side A of the original vinyl LP.
Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 517 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 233 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Doxy Records / OKeh / Sony Music | 0602527749723
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Sonny Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz — a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in the music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to his Road Shows archival series of live performances for his Doxy label in the 2000s, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise — and to consistent international acclaim. The new CD contains six tracks recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis. “Patanjali,” a striking new Rollins composition, is given its debut recording.
Joe Hill Louis - The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson (1992)

Joe Hill Louis - The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | 01:14:07
Delta Blues, Electric Memphis Blues | Label: Bear Family | # BCD 15524

Joe Hill Louis must have been Sun president Sam Phillips' favorite bluesman. He recorded him for The Phillips, Chess, and Sun. The Sun tapes (1952-'53) are here, including Joe Hill's original versions of Tiger Man, We All Gotta Go Sometime, and the incredible Hydramatic Woman. Also included are Sun recordings with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson that feature Joe Hill. Altogether, 26 titles including West Winds Are Blowing, 44 Blues, Worry You Off My Mind, and Little Walter's Boogie. Essential for Sun fans and for lovers of raw electric Chicago-styled blues. 1-CD with 24-page booklet.
Mal Waldron Trio - Left Alone (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mal Waldron - Left Alone (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:26 minutes | 479 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pianist Mal Waldron had a brooding chordal style, initially influenced by Thelonious Monk but quite individual. He was flexible enough to fit into both hard bop and avant-garde settings. Originally Waldron played jazz on the alto sax and classical music on piano but, while at Queens College, he decided to switch to jazz piano. His associations with Charles Mingus from 1954 to 1956 and with Billie Holiday as her last accompanist from 1957 to her death in 1959 gave him a much higher profile. This 1959 session yielded a concept album of sorts; subtitled Mal Waldron Plays Moods of Billie Holiday, it's dedicated to Holiday. Frequent collaborator Jackie McLean plays alto sax on Waldron's signature tune, the title track, which Waldron co-wrote with Lady Day.

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 9, 2017
Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7266 | Time: 01:06:40

Coming off his Grammy-nominated 2013 album, The World According to Andy Bey, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey delivers the equally compelling 2014 release Pages from an Imaginary Life. As with its predecessor, Pages finds the jazz iconoclast returning to his roots with a set of American Popular Song standards done in a ruminative, stripped-down style. This is Bey, alone at the piano, delving deeply into the harmony, melody, and lyrics of each song. But don't let the spare setting fool you. Bey is a master of interpretation. In his seventies at the time of recording, and having performed over the years in a variety of settings from leading his own swinging vocal trio, to working with hard bop pioneer Horace Silver, to exploring the avant-garde with Archie Shepp, Bey has aged into a jazz oracle who doesn't so much perform songs as conjure them from somewhere in the mystical ether of his psyche.