Bop 2014

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.
Lee Konitz - Stereokonitz (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4215}

Lee Konitz - Stereokonitz (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4215}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4215
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop /Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Lee Konitz has had many opportunities to record with European artists over the decades, but this session is a bit unusual, in that all the compositions are by bassist Giovanni Tommaso and Konitz doesn't stick strictly to alto saxophone. Joining them are pianist Franco D'Andrea (with whom Konitz worked on a number of Philology CDs decades later), trumpeter Enrico Rava and drummer Gegé Munari.

Thierry Lang - Serenity (2014) {Universal}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 6, 2017
Thierry Lang - Serenity (2014) {Universal}

Thierry Lang - Serenity (2014) {Universal}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Digital Booklet | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The leader of this unique instrumental trio is the Swiss composer and pianist Thierry Lang, age 56. He has been playing piano since 5 and at 7 he decided to dedicate his life to music. When studying classic (up to 21) at 15 Thierry heard Bill Evans whose work became for Thierry a model of synthesis of jazz and classical music. He finally fell in love with jazz after he heard music of Erroll Garner and Oscar Peterson.

George Otsuka Trio - Page 1 (Japan Edition) (1967/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 4, 2017
George Otsuka Trio - Page 1 (Japan Edition) (1967/2014)

George Otsuka Trio - Page 1 (Japan Edition) (1967/2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 456.64 Mb | 56:25 | Covers
Post-Bop, Modal | Label: Nippon Columbia/Takt Jazz Series (Dig Deep Columbia) (COCB-54087)

Keiji "George" Otsuka (born April 6, 1937, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz drummer. Otsuka first began playing professionally with Sadao Watanabe's quartet toward the end of the 1950s. He worked for several years with Hidehiko Matsumoto in the 1960s, then led his own trio with Hideo Ichikawa, in addition to working with Roy Haynes. He was a member of the Four Drums ensemble which did a tour of Japan in 1970; Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and Mel Lewis were the other drummers in this group. Otsuka was frequently tapped as a percussionist for Japanese tours of international musicians in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Richie Beirach, Elvin Jones, Kenny Kirkland, John Scofield, Nana Vasconcelos, Miroslav Vitous, Phil Woods, and Reggie Workman. He was also the founder of the trio We Three, with Hiroyuki Takamoto and Hideaki Kanazawa.
Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) [Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:21
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Prestige | # CPRJ 7109 SA

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging. There are a multitude of reasons why Bags' Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonious Monk – which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis' practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver's (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis' choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed.

The Gary Burton Quartet - Duster (Japan Edition) (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 2, 2017
The Gary Burton Quartet - Duster (Japan Edition) (2014)

The Gary Burton Quartet - Duster (Japan Edition) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 214.08 Mb | 33:24 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Fusion | Country: USA | Label: Sony Records Int'l (SICP 4216)

In some ways, Duster can be considered one of the first fusion records. Vibraphonist Gary Burton had just added the young rock/blues guitarist Larry Coryell to his quartet (which also included bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Roy Haynes), and Coryell's influence can be felt throughout the performances. Highlights include Michael Gibbs' "Sweet Rain," Swallow's "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan," Coryell's exploratory and speedy "One, Two, 1-2-3-4," and Carla Bley's "Sing Me Softly of the Blues." Although Burton's basic sound had not changed during from the previous year, his openness toward other styles made his Quartet one of the most significant jazz groups of the period. This was the first of the four Burton-Coryell recordings.

Matt Ulery - In the Ivory (2CD) (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 1, 2017
Matt Ulery - In the Ivory (2CD) (2014)

Matt Ulery - In the Ivory (2CD) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 247.95 Mb (CD1) + 209.46 Mb (CD2) + 67.63 Mb (Scans) | 79:19
Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Greenleaf Music (GRE-CD-1039)

Greenleaf Music is proud to announce the release of bassist and composer Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory.” This double-CD features pianist Rob Clearfield, drummer Jon Deitemeyer, violinist Zach Brock, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and 3-time Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird in a lush chamber setting.
Charlie Parker With Strings - April In Paris (1952) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99088}

Charlie Parker With Strings - April In Paris (1952) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99088}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 92 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1952, 2014 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-99088
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Saxophone

The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey aproach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity — even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries.

New Look Trio And Guests - Remember Adolphe Sax (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 27, 2017
New Look Trio And Guests - Remember Adolphe Sax (2014)

New Look Trio And Guests - Remember Adolphe Sax (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 429.22 Mb | 1:10:58 | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Sauter Transport (ST9401)

Forty-five years. For almost forty-five years, Roger Vanhaverbeke has been lugging his bass around the jazz scene with unstoppable enthusiasm. He has shared stages or studio time with some at the genre's key players: Lucky Thompson, Roland Kirk, Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Hal Singer and Milt Jackson. This is not forgelling, as some critics do, his work with the first wave at players such as Jack Sels, Sadi, Nic Fissette, Jean Fanis, Jacques Pelzer, Etienne Verschueren and others who gave Belgian jazz its first role models.