Grachan Moncur

Grachan Moncur III - Exploration (2004)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 25, 2017
Grachan Moncur III - Exploration (2004)

Grachan Moncur III - Exploration (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 358 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Trombone Jazz | Label: Capri Records / 74068-2

Trombonist Grachan Moncur III, who was a member of the Jazztet in the early 1960s, gained his greatest fame for his two Blue Note albums (Evolution and Some Other Stuff) which were quite adventurous. He also worked with Archie Shepp, became involved in free jazz and spent much of the 1970s and '80s as a music educator.

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.
Grachan Moncur III - Mosaic Select (1963-67) [3CD] {2003 Mosaic Remaster}

Grachan Moncur III - Mosaic Select (1963-67) [3CD] {2003 Mosaic Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,16 GB | Scans JPG - 471 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 544 MB
Genre: jazz, post-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Mosaic / Blue Note | CAT # MS-001 | 2003

Mosaic Records – that venerable jazz and blues collector's label that issues completely necessary packages by legendary, if sometimes obscure, artists in limited editions on both LP and CD – is a name synonymous with the finest quality in sound, annotation, and packaging, and they are branching out. Mosaic Select is a side label dedicated to bringing to light the work of musicians whose role in the development of jazz was seminal but whose catalog was small, or whose work was neglected or otherwise overlooked. These editions, in two or three CD sets, just like their other boxes, are numbered and limited. The music on this collection features both of trombonist and composer Grachan Moncur's Blue Note LPs as well as his four historic collaborations with Jackie McLean, the albums One Step Beyond, Destination Out, Hipnosis, and 'Bout Soul.
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
VA - Astell&Kern MQS Blue Note 75th Anniversary Collection: Box Set 75CDs (2014)

VA - Astell&Kern MQS Blue Note 75th Anniversary Collection: Box Set 75CDs (2014)
Blues, Jazz, Bop, Ragtime, Big Band, Dixieland | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,34 Gb | Artwork 120 Mb
Label: Blue Note Records | Release Year: 2014

Astell&Kern, the leading hi res portable music player that boasts studio sound quality, has announced a special package partnership with Blue Note Records to commemorate the record company's 75th anniversary in the world of Jazz and Blues. 75 legendary Blue Note jazz albums that have been remastered in the Hi-Res digital format. Especially, five Blue Note albums make their exclusive hi-res audio debuts with this release: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers' Mosaic, Tina Brooks' True Blue, Don Cherry's Complete Communion, Andrew Hill's Point Of Departure, and Bobby Hutcherson's Components.
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.
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.

Cassandra Wilson - Point Of View (1986/1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 4, 2016
Cassandra Wilson - Point Of View (1986/1996)

Cassandra Wilson - Point Of View (1986/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 254 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | JMT Productions #JMT 862 004/834 404-2

Point of View is the debut studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, recorded in Brooklyn, New York, in December 1985, as the fourth release of the German JMT label in 1986. It was also one of the first albums of a group of musicians around Steve Coleman, that became known as M-Base. Cassandra Wilson's debut as a leader features the chance-taking singer in a funky M-Base setting. The overcrowded ensembles (played by altoist Steve Coleman, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and drummer Mark Johnson) did not leave much space for a singer, but the flexible Wilson did her best to find a role for her voice, and she sounds enthusiastic…

Big John Patton - Soul Connection (1983)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 21, 2016
Big John Patton - Soul Connection (1983)

Big John Patton - Soul Connection (1983)
Soul Jazz, Hammond Organ | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40 min | 101 MB
Label: Just A Memory | Rel: 1983

Big John Patton's Soul Connection originally appeared on drummer Alvin Queen's Nilva label in 1983 just before the organist's "rediscovery" by John Zorn in the 1990s. It is the lost gem in his catalog and showcases him in one of the most provocative quintets in his career; it feels quite directly like an extension of Patton's late Blue Note period on titles like Memphis to New York Spirit and Accent on the Blues. Patton is accompanied here by the great soul-jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks; tenor saxman Grant Reed; trombonist, composer, and arranger Grachan Moncur III; and Queen who produced the set on drums. Musically, the material reflects the diverse range and demeanor of this band. Reed is the least well-known member, but his jazz and funk associations run deep. He appeared with Jack Walrath on the front line of Don Pullen's quintet, and in the early '70s was a member of Mongo Santamaria's band.