Grachan Moncur

Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff (1965) {RVG Edition 2009}

Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff (1965) {RVG Edition 2009}
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 220 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note

Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet (pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams), and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles. ~ AllMusic

Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff (1964) {RVG Edition}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2016
Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff (1964) {RVG Edition}

Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff (1964) {RVG Edition}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet (pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams), and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles.
Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 308 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 203 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Verve Records #314 558 052-2

The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, this date plus Another Git Together. The personnel (other than the two co-leaders flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson) had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of the Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Roy McCurdy and it is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group could not find enough jobs in order to stay together…
Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan (Last Album) (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81075}

Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan (Last Album) (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81075}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 415 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 261 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81075
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Lee Morgan's final studio recording before he was murdered was initially released as a two-fer LP, and the original recordings without alternate takes are included here on one CD. This was a fertile creative time for Morgan, as rivals Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw were embracing the electrified sounds of the times and Morgan followed suit. Harold Mabern is on the Fender Rhodes piano, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper proves a formidable front-line mate, and the vibrant Bobbi Humphrey is heard on flute before she commercialized her sound.

Jackie McLean - 'Bout Soul (1967) {1997 BN Connoisseur CD Series}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 10, 2012
Jackie McLean - 'Bout Soul (1967) {1997 BN Connoisseur CD Series}

Jackie McLean - 'Bout Soul (1967) {1997 BN Connoisseur CD Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar | 20-bit SBM
© 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 59383 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

'Bout Soul does not mean the same thing as soul-jazz, as the opening track "Soul" makes abundantly clear. Written by Grachan Moncur III and poet Barbara Simmons, "Soul" is a tonally free tone-poem that features Simmons' spoken recital. It's about what the concept of soul is, not what soul music is, and that should not come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with Jackie McLean's work. Even as his Blue Note contemporaries were working commercial soul-jazz grooves, McLean pushed the borders of jazz, embracing the avant-garde and free jazz.

Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (1969)  Music

Posted by intothe at March 14, 2011
Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (1969)

Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (1969)
Jazz, Avant-Garde | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 253 MB | full artwork
Charly (1995) | 40:43 | RAR with 5% recovery info
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.
Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) Japanese Remastered 2002

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Mercury/Victor | # UCCM-9100 | Time: 00:44:02

The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, Here and Now and Another Git Together. The personnel, other than the two co-leaders, flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson, had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of the Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Roy McCurdy. It is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group wasn't, for some reason, snapped up to record even more albums together. Highlights of their excellent out-of-print LP include Ray Bryant's "Tonk," "Whisper Not," "Just in Time," and Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear." A classic if short-lived hard bop group.

Benny Golson - Stockholm Sojourn (1965) {1997 OJC}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 30, 2016
Benny Golson - Stockholm Sojourn (1965) {1997 OJC}

Benny Golson - Stockholm Sojourn (1965) {1997 OJC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 189 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 98 mb
Genre: jazz

Stockholm Sojourn is the 1965 album by Benny Golden & The International Jazz Orchestra. Originally released on Prestige, this was walased as part of the Original Jazz Classics (OJC) series by Fantasy Jazz in 1997.
Joe Henderson - The Milestone Years (1994) [8CD BoxSet] {Milestone} [re-up]

Joe Henderson - The Milestone Years (1994) [8CD BoxSet] {Milestone}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.61 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.36 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Milestone / Fantasy | 8MCD-4413-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Fusion / Saxophone

Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's most famous recordings are his early Blue Notes and his more recent Verves, but in between he recorded exclusively for Milestone and, although Henderson was in consistently fine form in the diverse settings, he was somewhat neglected during his middle years. This massive eight-CD set contains all of the music from Henderson's dozen Milestone LPs, plus a duet with altoist Lee Konitz and his guest appearances with singer Flora Purim and cornetist Nat Adderley. The music ranges from Blue Note-style hard bop and modal explorations to fusion and '70s funk, with important contributions made by trumpeters Mike Lawrence, Woody Shaw, and Luis Gasca, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, and keyboardists Kenny Barron, Don Friedman, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, George Cables, Alice Coltrane, Mark Levine, and George Duke, among others.