Hank Levy

Hank Mobley - Workout (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5038 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Hank Mobley - Workout (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5038 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 303 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1961, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5038
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this!

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 21, 2018
Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 480 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 927)

Recorded in 1971, Tears of Joy is a Don Ellis classic. The sheer musical strength of this ensemble is pretty much unparalleled in his career. The trumpeter/leader had backed off - a bit - from some of his outlandish and beautifully excessive use of strange and unconventional time signatures, though there is no lack of pioneering experimentalism in tone, color, arrangement, or style. This double LP/CD features a string quartet, a brass octet (four trumpets, tuba, bass trombone, trombone, and French horn), four winds, and a rhythm section boasting two drummers, a percussionist, a bassist, and the Bulgarian jazz piano wizard Milcho Leviev…
Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)

Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 397.91 Mb | 79:42 | Covers
Bop | Country: USA | Label: Lone Hill Jazz - LHJ10169

Two of Sonny Stitts finest sessions in a quartet setting with the illustrious pianist Hank Jones. Jones delicate piano accompaniment and tastefully sparse solos mark the perfect complement to Stitts dazzling virtuosic display. Both sessions boast exceptional rhythm sections with Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes expertly holding down the bass and drum chairs for the Stitt In Orbit session and Wendell Marshall and Shadow Wilson swinging away on all of the exciting material from the album Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers. The two different dates also include eight original Stitt compositions and feature the leader on both tenor and alto saxophone. An outstanding release by saxophone virtuoso Sonny Stitt.
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy - West Coast Wailers (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27078}

Conte Candoli & Lou Levy - West Coast Wailers (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27078}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 142 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
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© 1955, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27078 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy had only occasional opportunities to work as leaders before this 1955 session they recorded together for Atlantic Records. Both made the most of the chance, fronting a quintet that also included tenor saxophonist Bill Holman, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Lawrence Marable. The group got out of the gate quickly (following a contemplative piano intro, that is) on a quickstep bop reading of the Sigmund Romberg operetta tune "Lover Come Back to Me," which quickly established that a commonplace of jazz ensembles would hold – no matter whose name is in large print on the cover, it's the group that's performing, and other people will get their chance to shine, too.
Hank Mobley - Eight Classic Albums (2013) {4CD Set Real Gone Jazz RGJCD262 rec 1955-1960}

Hank Mobley - Eight Classic Albums (2013) {4CD Set Real Gone Jazz RGJCD262 rec 1955-1960}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.81 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 713 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-60, 2013 Real Gone Jazz | RGJCD262 | Digitally Remastered & Enhanced
Jazz / Hard Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz legend. Includes the albums Hank Mobley Quartet, Tenor Conclave, Hank Mobley All Stars, Hank, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Soul Station and Roll Call. With no disrespect toward Hawk, Bean, Prez, Trane, Rollins, Getz, Shorter, Henderson, Dexter and Brecker, Hank Mobley is the tenor player I listen to more than any other (were Sonny Stitt exclusively a tenor player, his recordings would be a close second, with Harold Land, Charlie Rouse, Oliver Nelson and Paul Gonsalves in the 3rd spot). Mobley doesn't so much "impress" as "seduce" the listener with ceaselessly melodic, lyrical, soulful inventions each time out. He was no "innovator" or trailblazer. Nor, like so many "showier" tenors, did he introduce "artifacts" into his sound–wobbles, growls, squeals and screeches, etc., approaches as common during the '30s and '40s as in the adventurous experimentation of modal and free players in the '60s and beyond.

Mathias Levy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017) {Jazz Family}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 21, 2018
Mathias Levy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017) {Jazz Family}

Mathias Levy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017) {Jazz Family}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: French Jazz

Sur le mythique violon « Hel » du Musйe de la musique, Mathias Lйvy interprиte des arrangements modernes et audacieux de compositions du maоtre, dйployant toute sa puissance йmotionnelle et crйative. Il est entourй de Jean-Philippe Viret, qui fut contrebassiste aux cфtйs de Grappelli, de Sйbastien Giniaux, le gйnie de la guitare manouche йgalement violoncelliste, et de Franзois Salque, violoncelliste hors norme, en invitй. Ensemble, ils rйinventent le jazz а cordes, proposant un hommage personnel et йmouvant а Stйphane Grappelli.

Hank Mobley & Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1958/2011)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 28, 2017
Hank Mobley & Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1958/2011)

Hank Mobley & Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1958/2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 425.21 Mb | 62:29 | Covers
Hard Bop | Label: Analogue Productions - CBNJ 81574 SA

Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was overshadowed by more influential tenors such as Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane during his career, but although he wasn't deliberately flashy or particularly innovative, his concisely measured, round sax tone made him the perfect ensemble player and he was a fine writer, as well, a talent who has often been undervalued and overlooked. The Peckin' Time session was recorded February 9, 1958 (the LP was issued a year later) and came in the midst of what was a period of whirlwind creativity for Mobley, who recorded work for the Savoy and Prestige imprints as well as six full albums for Blue Note (two were never released – it was not that uncommon for Blue Note to stockpile sessions at the time) in a little more than a year's time (later Blue Note albums like Soul Station and Roll Call were still well in the future).

Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)

Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone | # 0025218911221 | 00:39:30

Midnight Ramble, released in 1983 on Milestone, was saxophonist Hank Crawford's return to recording after a four-year break following his departure from Kudu. It was the beginning of a decades-long relationship with the prestigious jazz label. Crawford, a veteran of Ray Charles, had long been associated with soul-jazz groove-oriented music. On this date, he delivers a solid, straight-ahead session with some notable surprises. The first is that he plays not only his trademark alto saxophone, but also electric piano. Next is his rhythm section: Dr. John on piano and organ, Charles "Flip" Greene on bass, guitarist Calvin Newborn (brother of Phineas), and stone-cold soul-jazz drummer Bernard Purdie. But that isn't all. Crawford also includes five other horns: two trumpets, trombone, bass saxophone, and David "Fathead" Newman on tenor. Needless to say, Crawford's idea of "straight-ahead" still contains plenty, plenty soul. The program is solid, top to bottom; it's amiable, relaxed, and deeply rooted in the blues.

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2017
Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:40
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone/Universal | # 0025218927925

Recorded when he was 63, After Dark finds Hank Crawford excelling by sticking to what he does so well: uncomplicated, blues-drenched, gospel-minded soul-jazz. Warmth and accessibility continued to define the veteran alto saxophonist, who sounds like he's still very much in his prime on everything from "Amazing Grace" to W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" and the standard "T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do." Crawford reminds us how appealing and sentimental a ballad player can be on "That's All," and he demonstrates that Ruby & The Romantics' early-1960s soul-pop gem "Our Day Will Come" can work quite well in a jazz setting. The saxman's noteworthy support includes producer Bob Porter (who, true to form, is smart enough to step aside and let Crawford do his thing), guitarist Melvin Sparks and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. It's been said that Crawford is jazz's equivalent of a charismatic soul singer like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye or his former employer Ray Charles, and After Dark makes it very hard to disagree with that assertion.

Yasmin Levy - Sentir (2009)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 20, 2017
Yasmin Levy - Sentir (2009)

Yasmin Levy - Sentir (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 255 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 88 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
World, Latin, Sephardic, Flamenco | Adama Music #AD20520

In Yasmin Levy’s music there is an undeniable tension between the purity of Ladino (the Judeo-Spanish music of Spain) and the fiery heart of flamenco. For her fourth album Sentir she has finally found a vision that integrates effortlessly these various musical directions. Produced by the acclaimed Javier Limón (who has worked previously with the likes of Portuguese fado star Mariza), the album’s programme draws songs not only from Ladino (’Mi Korason’, ’Londje de Mi’) and flamenco (Javier Limón’s ’Nos Llego El Final’) traditions but also contemporary material (by Javier, Yasmin) and even Leonard Cohen (in a remarkable and fresh version of ’Hallelujah’)…