Julian Priester

Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 30, 2012
Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}

Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8| Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Trombonist Julian Priester, after playing with many different groups, including those of Sun Ra, Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Max Roach, and Duke Ellington, was a member of the Herbie Hancock Sextet during 1970-1973. Hancock's intriguing ensemble went from funk to free blowing, and in its later period was experimenting with synthesizers. On Love, Love, Priester continues in that vein. The two lengthy improvisations are mostly on one-chord repetitive rhythmic vamps stated by the bass, featuring sound explorations and plenty of electronics. Only on the last half of the second medley does Priester himself emerge a bit from the electronic sounds. One is reminded of Bitches Brew, since that is an obvious influence, but also Hancock's group and Weather Report.

Julian Priester & Marine Intrusion - Polarization - 1977 [ECM 1098]  Music

Posted by peter happy at Oct. 24, 2008
Julian Priester & Marine Intrusion - Polarization - 1977 [ECM 1098]

Julian Priester & Marine Intrusion - Polarization [ECM 1098]
mp3 mixed | 51,4 mb| RS.com
ECM | Jazz

Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto - Love, love  Music

Posted by peter happy at Oct. 14, 2008
Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto - Love, love

Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto - Love, love [ECM 1044]
mp3 200 vbr | 56 mb
ECM | Jazz
Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 007}

Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Hybrid SACD, Audio Fidelity AFZ 007}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 256 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Audio Fidelity #AFZ 007 | Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

When he recorded this album, his lone date as a leader, trumpeter Tommy Turrentine (who was a member of Max Roach's group along with his brother, the soon-to-be famous tenor Stanley Turrentine) seemed to have a potentially great future. Unfortunately, ill health would eventually force his retirement. Turrentine's set for Time (which has been reissued on CD by Bainbridge) actually features the musicians of Roach's quintet (including brother Stanley, trombonist Julian Priester, bassist Bob Boswell, and Roach himself) plus pianist Horace Parlan. The trumpeter contributed five of the seven songs (which are joined by Horace Parlan's "Blues for J.P." and Bud Powell's "Webb City") on this fine straight-ahead hard bop set. All of the musicians play up to par and the results are swinging and fit securely into the modern mainstream of the time.

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 7, 2016
Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Stanley Turrentine - Return Of The Prodigal Son (1967)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 20, 2016
Stanley Turrentine - Return Of The Prodigal Son (1967)

Stanley Turrentine - Return Of The Prodigal Son (1967)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58 min | 135 MB
Label: Blue Note | Rel: 1967

I'm certainly no jazz authority, but I love most of the stuff the Blue Note label put out in the 1960s and early 70s, including the albums by Stanley Turrentine. For my tastes, his sound was a nice compromise between the harder, avant-garde players and the more mainstream types. Turrentine had a nice tone and also had the knack for mixing original material with tasteful (although sometimes predictable) cover tunes. Unlike the other reviewer, I'm not much bothered by his cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" on this album. Certainly, it's as acceptable as his version of another much-covered tune, "The Look of Love," though perhaps not as adventerous in execution. All of the tunes on this CD were recorded in 1967 and produced by Duke Pearson, boasting a stellar lineup of sidemen, including Julian Priester, Joe Farrell, McCoy Tyner, Blue Mitchell, James Spaulding, and even Duke Pearson handling organ duty on two tracks. Fans of Turrentine's 60s Blue Note recordings should enjoy this CD as well.
Clifford Jordan - Clifford Jordan In The World (1969) [Japanese Reissue 2006]

Clifford Jordan - Clifford Jordan In The World (1969) [Japanese Reissue 2006]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: P-Vine Records | # PCD-23842 | Time: 00:39:54

Whether at the helm of a record date or as a sideman, Clifford Jordan was known for giving his all. These studio recordings were originally made for Strata East, a label known for its adventurous spirit. The tenor saxophonist leads two separate groups. The sextet selections include trombonist Julian Priester, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassists Wilbur Ware and Richard Davis, drummer Albert Heath, and trumpeter Don Cherry. Jordan's pensive "Vienna" is given an extended workout, with Cherry's somewhat abstract playing fitting in rather well. The second piece, Jordan's "Doug's Prelude," is also a bit brooding, showcasing the leader, Priester, and Kelly.
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}

The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 150 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486225 | AS-6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.
Blue Mitchell - Heads Up! (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Blue Mitchell - Heads Up! (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 303 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 238 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81078
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston – all talents who start to bring in a bit of funk to Mitchell's music – which Blue responds to with a mighty nice kick! The group also features Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto, Julian Preister on trombone, and Junior Cook on tenor – and titles include "Heads Up Feet Down", "Togetherness", "Good Humor Man", "Len Sirrah", and "People in Nassau".
Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:10 minutes | 833 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sextant is Herbie Hancock’s 1973 masterpiece. The recording is his final album with his Mwandishi Band. The musicians perform a brilliant set that includes the standouts, “Rain Dance,” “Hidden Shadows” and “Hornets.” The compositions are complex and rhythmically challenging. This electric, fusion-based work reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Jazz albums.