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Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 25, 2016
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

There are many Gene Ammons recordings currently available on CD in Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics, since the versatile tenorman was a longtime Prestige recording artist. Unlike his earlier jam sessions, this particular outing finds Ammons as the only horn, fronting a talented rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor, and Ray Barretto on congas). Ammons explores standards (including a near-classic version of "Canadian Sunset"), blues, and ballads in his usual warm, soulful, and swinging fashion. This is a fine outing by one of the true "bosses" of the tenor.
Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff - Soul Summit (1961-62) {Prestige rel 1992}

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff - Soul Summit (1961-62) {Prestige rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 465 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961-62, 1992 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | 00025218511827
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Organ Hammond B-3

The two early-'60s LPs in the Soul Summit series featured some of the many collaborations of tenors Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, who are joined by organist Jack McDuff and drummer Charlie Persip. Their six performances are primarily riff tunes, with "When You Wish Upon a Star" taken at a medium pace and "Out in the Cold Again" the lone ballad. The second half of this CD, which features both volumes, features Ammons on two songs ("Love, I've Found You" and a swinging "Too Marvelous for Words") with a big band arranged by Oliver Nelson, jamming "Ballad for Baby" with a quintet, sitting out "Scram" (which stars McDuff and the tenor of Harold Vick), and backing singer Etta Jones on three numbers, of which "Cool, Cool Daddy" is the most memorable. Overall, this is an interesting and consistently swinging set that adds to the large quantity of recordings that the great Ammons did during the early '60s.
Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me: Gene Chandler's Greates (1994)

Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me: Gene Chandler's Greates (1994)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 347 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B | Label: Varese Sarabande | Catalog Number: VSD-5515

This 20-track CD is the only collection that has all of his most popular recordings, from "Duke of Earl" through his soul hits for Constellation, Vee Jay, Brunswick, Checker, Mercury, and Chi-Sound, spanning 1962 to 1980 (all but three tracks were released before 1968). Some fans might prefer The Duke of Earl, which focuses on his Vee Jay years, but this has a much wider breadth, and includes "Groovy Situation." Curtis Mayfield wrote eight of the songs, although they frankly don't fully measure up to the Chicago soul he was writing for his own group, the Impressions, at the time.
The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 256 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4214
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall.

Tony Monaco, Yosuke Onuma & Gene Jackson - At One (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 12, 2016
Tony Monaco, Yosuke Onuma & Gene Jackson - At One (2016)

Tony Monaco, Yosuke Onuma & Gene Jackson - At One (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:01 min | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mocloud Records

Tony Monaco is a leader in a modest revival of the Hammond B3 organ in jazz. As he has been with so many fledgling jazz organists, Jimmy Smith played a significant role in attracting Monaco to jazz and retaining his interest in the music. Monaco was 12 years old when he first heard Smith and, as a 16th birthday present, got a phone call from the organ giant. The culmination of this association came when Smith invited the young performer to join him at Smith's club. Monaco has also been fortunate to spend time with other jazz organ masters, including Hank Marr and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He started subbing for players, like Marr, in and around Columbus, OH, when he was just 16. Monaco has also been helped along by one of his peers, Joey DeFrancesco, who produced Monaco's first album, Burnin' Grooves, and joined the session on piano. Monaco added horns to his second album, Master Chops T, released in 2002, giving the Hammond organ player much more flexibility to the arrangements.
Phil Woods & Gene Quill Sextet - Phil And Quill (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4037}

Phil Woods & Gene Quill Sextet - Phil And Quill (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4037}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 180 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
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© 1956, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4037 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. The meetings of alto saxophonist Phil Woods and Gene Quill, such as this 1956 sextet date for RCA, are always enjoyable. In addition to baritone saxophonist Sol Schlinger, Woods and Quill are joined by pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Buddy Jones, and drummer Shadow Wilson. The focus is on the two altoists, but there is occasionally blowing room for Schlinger and McKenna, too. Gene Orloff's snappy "Sax Fifth Avenue" and Woods' brisk "Four Flights Up" are the highlights of the date, along with several works by Bill Potts. This is a typically solid effort by Phil Woods and Gene Quill.
Gene Harris - The Three Sounds (1971) & Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972) [2012, Reissue]

Gene Harris - The Three Sounds (1971) & Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972) [2012, Reissue]
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 78:51 Min | 568,01 Mb
Label: Real Gone Music / Dusty Groove (USA) | Released: 2012, December, 4

This two-fer pairs two pivotal and seemingly conflicting recordings in the career of Gene Harris as he entered the 1970s, a period that was to see his trademark rootsy sound embrace the emergent jazz-funk.
Gene Harris - Tone Tantrum (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50550}

Gene Harris - Tone Tantrum (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50550}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1977, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50550
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz

Gene Harris never veered closer to mainstream jazz-funk than Tone Tantrum – a slick, propulsive record recalling Donald Byrd's classic sessions with the Mizell brothers (not surprising, given that Byrd turns up on a few tracks here). It's very much a product of its time, channeling influences from underground disco to Stevie Wonder, and remains arguably the most blatantly commercial release in the entire Blue Note catalog.

Gene Harris - Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 1, 2016
Gene Harris - Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972)

Gene Harris - Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 99 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz funk

Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds is the 1972 album by Gene Harris. Released by Blue Note, the title explains that he was from the group The Three Sounds, not that any of the other members of the group are in the recording. Said recording features Ron Carter, Omar Clay, Johnny Rodriguez, Freddie Waits, Sam Brown and Cornell Dupree.

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 27, 2016
Gene Harris - Nexus (1975)

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: jazz

Nexus is Gene Harris, the 1975 album by him. Originally released by Blue Note, this CD from 2003 is also released by Blue Note because they own the masters and they do not give up their material to anyone (for now at least, heh heh). Some of the musicians joining him include Lee Ritenour, Chuck Rainey, George Bohannon, and Al Aarons.