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Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995 [Repost, New Rip]

Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Modal | Blue Note | # CDP 7 91142 2, 0777 7 91142 2 1 | 01:03:47

Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.
Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-192]

Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:10 minutes | 1,83 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hard bop trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded The Thing To Do in 1964 for Blue Note, his first for the label as leader, accompanied by a young Chick Corea on piano at the very beginning of his professional career. Corea even contributes the album's closing number, Chick's Tune. Tenor saxophonist Junior Cook joins Mitchell on the front line, backed by bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Al Foster.
Hank Mobley - The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (1998)

Hank Mobley - The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (1998)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 281 min | 919 MB
Label: Mosaic Records | Rel: 1998

This is a typically remarkable box set from Mosaic. The six-CD limited-edition package has all of tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley's recordings as a leader for Blue Note from a three-year period, all of the music originally included in the albums titled The Hank Mobley Quartet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Hank Mobley & His All-Stars, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank, Hank Mobley, Curtain Call, Poppin', and Peckin' Time; not a lot of imagination went into these records' original titles. There is only one previously unissued selection (the alternate take of "Barrel of Funk"), but two of the albums were only out previously in Japan, and most of the others had not been previously available on CD.
The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5104}

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5104}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 248 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1962, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5104
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.
The Three Sounds - Hey There (1961) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5096}

The Three Sounds - Hey There (1961) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5096}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 501 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1961, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5096
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Wonderful work from the Three Sounds – a tight little combo who weren't out to break any rules in jazz, but who made some excellent albums for Blue Note in the early 60s! The groove here is hard-edge soul jazz piano at its best – similar to early Les McCann work of the same vintage, with a strong sense of rhythm on the left hand, and some wonderfully complicated lines on the right – an early example of the genius of Gene Harris.
Larry Young - Of Love And Peace (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81054}

Larry Young - Of Love And Peace (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81054}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 253 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1966, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81054
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. The most free-thinking Larry Young album of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, considering the rest of his work! The session's quite an unusual one – with two drummers in the group, grounding a sextet that features Larry on organ, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Herbert Morgan on tenor sax, and the great Eddie Gale on trumpet! The tracks are all quite long, open, and flowing – richly organic, and kind of an extension of the groove first laid down by Young on Unity – pushed into more spiritual, late-Coltrane territory. The sound is amazing – incredibly majestic, and on a par with the most far-reaching jazz on Impulse Records of the late 60s – a real standout for Blue Note, and for Young, who wouldn't record this way again until the 70s! Titles include "Falaq", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "Of Love & Peace", and "Pavanne".
Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5045}

Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5045}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 317 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 299 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5045
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of Stanley Turrentine's few organ-based sessions for Blue Note – recorded in the company of his lovely wife Shirley Scott, who was really a cooker on the Hammond! The album's got a much stronger sound than most of Shirley's own from the time – played by a solid group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Otis Finch on drums. Tracks include "Trouble No 2", "Goin Home", "Ladyfingers" and "The Hustler".
Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 312 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81100
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Crossover Jazz / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack!

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 11, 2016
Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 151MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Jimmy Smith recorded for Blue Note so frequently during the late '50s that many of his sessions remained unreleased for years. The music that comprises Lonesome Road sat in the vaults for years, until the Japanese division of Blue Note released the album in the '80s. Since Smith had so many albums on the market, it's understandable that Blue Note wanted to limit the number of records they released from him, but the music on Lonesome Road is almost as fine as that on The Sermon or Groovin' at Small's Paradise.
Duke Pearson - Merry Ole Soul (1969) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Duke Pearson - Merry Ole Soul (1969) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 318 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5053
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his earlier styles.