Charles Quartet

Teddy Charles - New Directions (1951) [Remastered 1999] {REPOST}

Teddy Charles - New Directions (1951) [Remastered 1999] {REPOST}
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 140 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Cool, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label ~ Prestige Records
Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".
Daniel String Quartet - Ambroise Thomas, Charles-François Gounod, Edouard Lalo: String Quartets (1994)

Daniel String Quartet - Thomas, Gounod, Lalo: String Quartets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Discover International | # DICD 920159 DDD | Time: 01:09:37

Never mind the Symphonie espagnole and Le roi d’Ys, Edouard Lalo is the last of the great unknowns in 19th-century French music. His mature instrumental works combine the wisdom drawn from his professional playing experience with the familiar flair for rhythm and colour. They are likely to transform any opinion you may hold: it isn’t often that the inspiration of Beethoven was so well digested in France. The first two trios don’t really count as mature, and although they contain fine things, especially in the scherzos, their characteristic soul, sweep and dash are often clumsily handled. With No. 3, form and feeling are as one, the first movement’s surges integral to its progress to a hushed end, while the slow movement builds a powerful span from a sustained melody. Between them comes the irresistible piece better known in Lalo’s later arrangement as a Scherzo for orchestra. These performances have the necessary robustness without stinting on delicacy.
Charles Ives - Leipziger Streichquartett, Schleiermacher  - Complete Music For String Quartet (2002, MDG "Gold" # 307) [RE-UP]

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century…
Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}

Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27206 / 8122-79641-3 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Post Bebop / Jazz Blues / Bass

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. I have almost everything available by Mingus and had passed on this because I didn't think I needed yet more versions of some of his classics by what seems like an unlikely crew in tow. How wrong I was!!!! Mingus is apparently playing with a mic on his bass and you can easily hear what a monster he is, how sublime he can be, and it is totally thrilling. Coryell and Catherine have their flurry of notes thing going but it does not come off as showing off or dull fusion riffing. They - and the rest of the band- sound as if they were meant to be, really listening and bringing something wonderfully new to Mingus music.
Charles Wuorinen - String Sextet, String Quartet No. 2, Piano Quintet. Divertimento

Charles Wuorinen - String Sextet, String Quartet No. 2, Piano Quintet. Divertimento
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 364 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2006 | Label: Naxos

For all Charles Wuorinen’s longstanding reputation as a modernist, his musical career has more in common with those of Brahms and Beethoven than with any contemporary model. His music, from his earliest pieces through the more recent masterworks, is a body of work as significant as one is likely to encounter. Wuorinen has long had a well-earned reputation for mastery of unconventional instrumental groupings, but the four chamber works on this disc are all scored for conventional forces – two string quartets, a string sextet and a piano quintet.
Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories (2014/2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories (2014/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 42:27 minutes | 2,16 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:27 minutes | 780 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded on Sept 3, 1965 at the now-defunct Judson Hall in Manhattan, these live tracks from saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his quartet have never been released before. In fact this marks the first-ever official appearance on record from Lloyd and his masterful quartet of guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca. This is a must have release for Charles Lloyd fans, jazz collectors & audiophiles.

Rhoda Scott and Lady Quartet - We Free Queens (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 9, 2017
Rhoda Scott and Lady Quartet - We Free Queens (2017)

Rhoda Scott and Lady Quartet - We Free Queens (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:05 | 99 MB
Label: Sunset Records | Release Year: 2017

With We Free Queens, the high priestess of the Hammond organ was surrounded by the rising generation of jazzwomen of the hexagon: saxophonists Sophie Alour and Lisa Cat-Berro and thresher Julie Saury. With this Lady Quartet, Rhoda Scott invited some distinguished guests: Anne Pacéo on drums, Géraldine Laurent on sax and Julien Alour on trumpet. Not the latter is not an intruder, for, to quote Rhoda Scott's delicious expression herself, "we are not sex. Still elegant, generous, simple and enthusiastic at 78 years, Rhoda Scott signs here a superb disc with the swing tinged blues, sometimes light and sometimes percussive. The one that played with the biggest (Ray Charles, George Benson, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald) wraps the groove of her Hammond around everything she touches, whether it's a song by Charles Trenet What remains of our loves?) Or a composition of Wayne Shorter (One By One).
The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 34
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the phenomenal success of George Benson’s Breezin’ (1976) album may have fattened his wallet; it led the guitarist down a path that dismayed jazz critics worldwide. Indeed, the bulk of Benson’s albums over the past 20 years have featured considerably less jazz and, unfortunately, more pop. Not so with The George Benson Cookbook (1966). This sizzling CD features the then young, hotshot string-picker on 14 swingin’ bebop/soul-jazz tracks. Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, "The Cooker." Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos.

Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 5, 2017
Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)

Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 87 min | 220 MB
Label: Sue Mingus Music | Rel:1965

The back story behind this concert CD is that, in September 1965, Charles Mingus performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival. He had done so triumphantly well the year before, however, Mingus' 1965 set was inexplicably cut short at a half-hour (Mingus himself claims 20 minutes) and so the material he had planned for the event, much of it newly composed, was instead unreeled at UCLA a week later. Mingus later pressed a couple hundred copies of the performance into a self-released two-LP set, but the master tape was hence destroyed and the album basically forgotten until its release on CD by Mingus' widow Sue in 2006…