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Earl Hines - Fatha & His Flock on Tour (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Earl Hines - Fatha & His Flock on Tour (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:12 minutes | 755 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This somewhat obscure MPS LP features pianist Earl Hines' working band of 1970. Most notable is singer Marva Josie's effective version of "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" that opens the date (although musically, this Chicago electric blues classic is a bit out of place). Josie also pops up on three other songs (including Hines' "Night In Trinidad"), but makes less of an impact on those numbers. Not enough is heard from Haywood Henry (doubling on baritone and clarinet), and the pianist's solos are not as lengthy or explorative as usual. However, there are some bright moments, most notably "Second Balcony Jump" and three solo Hines features.
The Earl Hines Trio - Here Comes Earl "Fatha" Hines (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4041}

The Earl Hines Trio - Here Comes Earl "Fatha" Hines (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4041}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 71 Mb
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© 1966, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4041
Jazz / Swing / Stride / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Earl Hines has a very cool trio here – a unique group that features Richard Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – both younger modern players who provide a surprising match for his lead work on piano! Hines really seems to step up to the setting, and although his phrasing and tone echo his older years in jazz, there's also a fresh crackle to the record too – one that may also partly come from the way in which Earl was really being rediscovered and re-exposed at the time of the album's recording.
Earl "Fatha" Hines - Classic Jazz Archive: The Story Of Jazz (2004)

Earl "Fatha" Hines - Classic Jazz Archive: The Story Of Jazz (2004)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 524 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 354 MB | Full scans => 23.4 MB
Label: Membran Music Ltd. | Catalog.#: 221995-306 | Genre: Swing, Big Band

Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha" Hines, was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one major source, is "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz"
The World's Best Piano Arrangements: 100 Golden Standards Arranged By The Greatest Pianists Of The Century!

The World's Best Piano Arrangements: 100 Golden Standards Arranged By The Greatest Pianists Of The Century! by Alfred Publishing Staff
English | July 1999 | ISBN: 0898985986 | 273 Pages | PDF | 32,2 MB

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Bossa Nova USA (1963)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 18, 2013
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Bossa Nova USA (1963)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Bossa Nova USA (1963)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 434MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

This release presents the complete 1962 LP Bossa Nova U.S.A. (Columbia CL1998/CS9364), by the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, Gene Wright and Joe Morello. Released during the bossa nova craze that took place in the United States in the early 1960s (when many renowned jazz performers also recorded their own blend of bossa and jazz), this was Brubeck’s contribution to the genre although it mostly consisted of the pianist’s own compositions. As a bonus, three songs that complete the album’s sessions, and four isolated tracks from the same period that constitute complete sessions in and of themselves.
Earl Hines – Jazz In Paris – Paris One Night Stand (1957)(Gitanes–24-Bit Remaster)

Earl Hines – Jazz In Paris – Paris One Night Stand (1957)(Gitanes–24-Bit Remaster)
1957 | Genre: Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 274Mb+14Mb

Like a lot of black American jazz musicians in the 1950s and 1960s, when playing in the U.S., Earl "Fatha" Hines was stuck performing music he was good at but didn't necessarily love to perform - in his case, after 1948 or so, mostly Dixieland standards. It paid the bills. But in 1957 he went to Europe, where he cut two albums in Paris playing the much more modern jazz he had pioneered and at which he excelled. This CD combines both records on one disc, and if you haven't heard "Fatha" Hines much, this is a great place to start. You can hear some of his signature innovations, such as a left hand that played almost recklessly with timing, acting almost like impulsive punctuation to his precision right hand. It was a departure from stride piano that influenced probably every major piano jazzman after him. You can also hear a couple selections of the Dixieland he was slotted into in the U.S. - notably, a fine version of "Muskrat Ramble" without the Dixieland band, but with plenty of strut remaining - it's different from what you might expect in this genre and very interesting. He's playing with a small ensemble on these cuts, so you won't hear examples of his big-band skills, the ones that had him playing for years with longtime friend Louis Armstrong, but you'll hear just about every other style that made him famous. He died in 1983 so when I saw this terrific compilation of late 50s pre-comeback cuts, I was delighted. Highly recommended.
Ayako Hosokawa - To Mr. Wonderful (1977) [Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ayako Hosokawa - To Mr. Wonderful (1977) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:20 minutes | Covers included | 643 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 773 MB

First Impression Music's SACD reissue of the brilliant Japanese vocalist. Discover both East and West with Ayako Hosakawa…
Ayako Hosokawa & Shota Osabe Jazz Ensemble - I Touch The Stars (2001) [Reissue 2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ayako Hosokawa & Shota Osabe Jazz Ensemble - I Touch The Stars (2001) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:18 minutes | Covers included | 1,48 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 975 MB
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
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© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.
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)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
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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.