Discovery Jazz

Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}

Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}
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© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4277 | 2014 DSD Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Charles Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane experiments in jazz that would crop up during the early 70s on smaller independent labels – a scene that Lloyd really influenced with albums like this! The record's quite advanced for its time – and features Charles' tenor and flute next to piano by Don Friedman, bass by either Richard Davis or Eddie Khan, and drums by Roy Haynes or JC Moses – on titles that include Lloyd's classic "Forest Flower", plus "Little Peace", "Love Song to A Baby", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Bizarre".
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
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 404 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 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.

VA - 40 Most Beautiful Arias (2CD) (2008) {Warner Classics & Jazz}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 21, 2018
VA - 40 Most Beautiful Arias (2CD) (2008) {Warner Classics & Jazz}

VA - 40 Most Beautiful Arias (2CD) (2008) {Warner Classics & Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 618 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 355 mb
Genre: classical, opera

40 Most Beautiful Arias is a two volume series of some of opera's greatest classics. This was released in 2008 by Warner Classics & Jazz.
Art Pepper - Among Friends (1978) {Discovery-PJL Japan Re-Issue MTCJ-2542 rel 2002}

Art Pepper - Among Friends (1978) {Discovery-PJL Japan Re-Issue MTCJ-2542 rel 2002}
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© 1978, 2002 Discovery / P.J.L. Japan | MTCJ-2542 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Saxophone

Art Pepper mostly sticks to standards on this Discovery LP, but he brings out new life in the veteran songs, particularly on such ballads as "Round Midnight," "What's New" and "Besame Mucho." With the assistance of pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Frank Butler, the great altoist (who is heard just prior to signing an exclusive contract with the Galaxy label) is also in top form on such pieces as "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "I'll Remember April." An excellent (if not quite essential) release.
Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}

Weather Report - Sweetnighter (1973) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4228}
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© 1973, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4228
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Right from the start, a vastly different Weather Report emerges here, one that reflects co-leader Joe Zawinul's developing obsession with the groove. It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon deceptively tagged as the "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and proceeding through a variety of Latin-grounded hip-shakers. It is a record of discovery for Zawinul, who augments his Rhodes electric piano with a funky wah-wah pedal, unveils the ARP synthesizer as a melodic instrument and sound-effects device, and often coasts along on one chord.

Stephane Grappelli - Felling+Finesse=Jazz (1962)  Music

Posted by murena at March 6, 2018
Stephane Grappelli - Felling+Finesse=Jazz (1962)

Stephane Grappelli - Felling+Finesse=Jazz (1962)
MP3 320 kbps | 00:37:05 min | Covers included | 100 mb
Genre: Jazz, Swing

Although he was very active in France during the 1950s and '60s, violinist Stephane Grappelli recorded relatively little until 1969. This Atlantic LP from 1962 finds Grappelli in good form in a quintet with guitarist Pierre Cavalli, performing a Django-dominated repertoire that is not all that different from what he would be playing 30 years later.
John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - So In Love (2005) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - So In Love (2005) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,98 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,36 GB

New York-based pianist John Di Martino has found a strong audience in Japan after recording for the Japanese Venus label with his Romantic Jazz Trio, which is rounded out by various bassists and drummers available to record, rather than an actual working group. Veterans Ira Coleman and Grady Tate round out the trio for this 2004 session, which kicks off with a stimulating, sometimes humorous, post-bop workout of the standards.
Dick Katz, Derek Smith, Rene Urtreger - Jazz Piano International (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

Dick Katz, Derek Smith, Rene Urtreger - Jazz Piano International (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27217}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 189 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 1957, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27217 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. An unusual global session for Atlantic Records – an album that has John Lewis presenting work by three other musicians that he feels are ripe for wider discovery! The set's got some killer work from Rene Utreger – a key Parisian player in the postwar years, working here with dexterity that's almost at a Bud Powell level! Dick Katz is also featured on the set – with some nice colors and tones in the mix, similar to some of the work he'd go onto do for Atlantic and other labels. And perhaps the least known here is the British player Derek Smith – stepping out with a lyrical style that's captured surprisingly well here – and which makes the record a key addition to Smith's catalog.
Geir Lysne - Aurora Borealis - Nordic Lights (Suite For Jazz Orchestra) (2002)

Geir Lysne - Aurora Borealis - Nordic Lights (Suite For Jazz Orchestra) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 250.16 Mb | 47:43 | Cover
Post-Bop | Label: ACT ‎– ACT 9406-2

"Breath-taking", the "biggest surprise" of the five-day festival, "a discovery, very original, very exciting". Although the daily press and music journals are seldom in agreement, in this case they were united in their opinion. They heaped praise upon a big band that was up to that point virtually unknown outside their Norwegian homeland.
Grover Washington, Jr. - Discovery: The First Recordings (2001) {Prestige}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Discovery: The First Recordings (2001) {Prestige}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 172MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

While it's true that Grover Washington, Jr.'s first album as a leader was the wonderful Inner City Blues album on Creed Taylor's Kudu label, the sessions included here predate it and feature Washington Jr. in the role of sideman to Charles Earland, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Boogaloo Joe Jones, and Leon Spencer Jr.. The nine cuts included here were recorded between September 1970 and August 1971. Most of them are straight-ahead blowing B-3 dates where the emphasis on groove and grit is equal and pervasive. While there isn't a weak track here and Washington's playing is deeper in the register than in his later material, there is one irritating factor about the assemblage of the album.