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Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81081 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81081 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 250 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81081
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, and George Benson on guitar – grooving with that really soulful early sound of his! The album has that hard Lou Donaldson funky sound that still sounds fantastic today – and titles include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag of Jewels", and "Love Power".
Andrew Hill - Grass Roots (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81063 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Andrew Hill - Grass Roots (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81063 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 451 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 314 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81063
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes, Hill claims a desire to get back to the people – and in a really unusual turn, he shakes off his previous modernist trappings and goes for territory that's much more in the mode of Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, or Hank Mobley on Blue Note!
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81019 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)

Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81019 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 228 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81019
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Post Bop / Saxophone

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Witch Hunt" and a track for the first time in the world. On his third date for Blue Note within a year, Wayne Shorter changed the bands that played on both Night Dreamer and Juju and came up with not only another winner, but also managed to give critics and jazz fans a different look at him as a saxophonist. Because of his previous associations with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Reggie Workman on those recordings, Shorter had been unfairly branded with the "just-another-Coltrane-disciple" tag, despite his highly original and unusual compositions.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia (1960) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81010 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia (1960) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81010 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 384 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 245 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1960, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81010
Jazz / Hard Bop

One of a number of Art Blakey albums titled after "Night In Tunisia" – and most likely the best! The tune is a perfect fit for the Blakey Jazz Messengers format – long, rhythmic, really stretching out, yet allowing plenty of space for the horn players to solo. Players include Bobby Timmons on piano, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a killer lineup that's in really classic form here – driven on nicely by Blakey's drums and bass work by Jymie Merritt. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", with Blakey thundering through impeccably – plus the tracks "Yama", "Kozo's Waltz", and a version of Timmons' great "So Tired".
Larry Young - Into Somethin' (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5063 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Larry Young - Into Somethin' (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5063 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 226 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5063
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. An incredible album from the man that changed the way the world hears the Hammond! This album was Larry Young's first for Blue Note – and it's a mindblowing batch of tunes that push the organ into realms that had never been heard of in jazz. Young's got a real penchant for a modal groove – no doubt inspired by his friend and sometimes collaborator John Coltrane – and he's working here with a totally hip group that includes Sam Rivers, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones.

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 20, 2018
Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Cellar Live | # CL111214 | 01:01:12

Jackie McLean was a hard-bop alto saxophonist with a fiery tight tone, who recorded extensively in the ‘50s and ‘60s mainly with Blue Note Records. Although his forays with an organ was confined to two albums with Jimmy Smith Open House and Plain Talk, Cory Weeds’ decision to use an organ on this session does not stray off the mark. Condition Blue accomplishes the band’s intention, to acknowledge a saxophonist who had an exploratory vision. In a set list of either McLean originals, or compositions associated with him, this tight-knit band delivers the goods in firm, yet flexible style. The key players in this session in addition, to the cooly effective altoist Weeds, are Mike LeDonne, a B-3 player of energetic disposition, and creative guitarist Peter Bernstein. Also along is drummer Joe Farnsworth who is a propulsive player.

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91140 2 | Time: 01:05:48

Covering prime early recordings from 1956-1960 and one mid-'80s cut, Blue Note's The Best of Jimmy Smith offers up a fine introduction to the trailblazing jazz organist. Smith's Blue Note sessions not only introduced the world to the complex solo possibilities of the Hammond B3 organ, but simultaneously ushered in the soul-jazz era of the '60s, spawning a wealth of fine imitators in the process. Before delving into more commercial terrain on Verve in the late '60s, Smith cut a ton of jam-session dates for Blue Note, often with the help of hard bop luminaries like trumpeter Lee Morgan, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, tenor saxophonists Tina Brooks and Stanley Turrentine, and drummers Art Blakey and Donald Bailey. All are heard here on classic cuts like "The Sermon," "Back at the Chicken Shack," and "The Jumpin' Blues," with Smith regular Turrentine and a young Morgan availing themselves in especially fine form. For his part, Smith eats up the scenery on all the sides here, taking his solo to particularly impressive heights on a fleetly swinging rendition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".
Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5118 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5118 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 150 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1965, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5118
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the most dynamic albums that Andrew Hill ever cut for Blue Note – a record of long tracks, played by a largeish group who seem perfectly suited to Hill's most creative musical ideas! There's an approach here that almost predates some of the more righteous soul jazz ensemble sides of the 70s – as Hill's piano leads a octet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, John Gilmore on tenor and bass clarinet, Cecil McBee and Richard Davis on basses, Joe Chambers on drums, and Nedi Quamar and Renaud Simmons on percussion. The percussionists roll out with quite a bit of presence in the set – not so much as on some of the Art Blakey percussion sides for Blue Note, but more with a pronounced sense of "bottom" that you might not always hear from Hill – an earthy, sometimes organic way of riffing that then allows freer solo work from the horns and piano on the top!

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 11, 2018
Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

One of the most accessible of all jazz pianists, Gene Harris' soulful style (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of a Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing in an Army band (1951-1954), he formed a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy which was, by 1956, known as the Three Sounds. The group was quite popular, and recorded regularly during 1956-1970 for Blue Note and Verve. Although the personnel changed and the music became more R&B-oriented in the early '70s, Harris retained the Three Sounds name for his later Blue Note sets. He retired to Boise, ID, in 1977, and was largely forgotten when Ray Brown persuaded him to return to the spotlight in the early '80s. Harris worked for a time with the Ray Brown Trio and led his own quartets in the years to follow, recording regularly for Concord and heading the Phillip Morris Superband on a few tours; 1998's Tribute to Count Basie even earned a Grammy nomination.

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:53 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three brilliant improvisers join Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem in this album, recorded in New York in May 2017. For Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album, a trio recording with John Surman. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have, of course, been frequent musical partners over the last half-century, beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis: their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem’s compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing.