Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live In Amsterdam (2004) [CD+DVD Special Edition] {Marsalis Music}

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Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live In Amsterdam (2004) [CD+DVD Special Edition] {Marsalis Music}

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live In Amsterdam (2004) [CD+DVD Special Edition] {Marsalis Music}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 325 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
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© 2004 Marsalis Music / Rounder | 11661-3310
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

For Marsalis Music's second DVD release, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane's 1964 masterpiece A Love Supreme. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label's premier release, Footsteps of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam's Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003. “We felt that we were pretty much done with A Love Supreme when we went to Europe, but my manager wasn't done with it,” Marsalis recalls wryly. “After hearing us perform the suite at the Bottom Line, she insisted that we had to film it so she approached Pierre about the project and he agreed.”

Aaron Copland & Leonard Bernstein - The Composer As Performer (1997) {Pearl GEMM CD9279 rec 1933-1944}

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Aaron Copland & Leonard Bernstein - The Composer As Performer (1997) {Pearl GEMM CD9279 rec 1933-1944}

Aaron Copland & Leonard Bernstein - The Composer As Performer (1997) {Pearl GEMM CD9279 rec 1933-1944}
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© 1933-44, 1997 Pavilion Records / Pearl | GEMM CD 9279
Classical / Early 20th Century / Historical / Piano

Copland never performed other people's piano music in public, but he was an excellent player of his own music. His 1935 78s of his own spiky, wonderful Piano Variations have never been surpassed. This CD collects most of Copland's prewar 78s, adds a piano transcription of Appalachian Spring (well played by someone, but the provenance seems dubious), and concludes with Leonard Bernstein's first recording. As a program it's a bit scattered, but the individual items are important. Some of the dubs are noisy, but the sound is good enough throughout so that we can enjoy a major document of American music.

Rufus Harley - Bagpipe Blues (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27428}

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Rufus Harley - Bagpipe Blues (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27428}

Rufus Harley - Bagpipe Blues (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27428}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
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© 1965, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27428 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Flute / Bagpipes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the instrument more like a Coltrane-ish reed soloing vehicle, with sheets of hard blown sound, than he does as a corny Scottish sounding one.

Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}

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Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}

Frida Leider - hors (without) Wagner, 1921-1926 (1998) {Dante LYS 399}
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© 1921-26, 1998 Dante Productions | LYS 399
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Historical

Dramatic soprano Frida Leider was regarded by many colleagues, critics, and opera enthusiasts as the finest Wagnerian soprano during the interwar years. She was admired not only for a powerful voice of considerable beauty and flexibility, but also for her artistic integrity and histrionic gifts that compared favorably with those of the finest stage actresses. She had seen Eleanora Duse on stage and had been impressed with the legendary Italian actress' power and economy of gesture. Likewise, the musical comedy star Fritzi Massary proved an enduring icon for her poise and concentration.

Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}

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Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}

Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27436 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Fusion / Crossover Jazz / Guitar / Drums

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A famous set of crossover fusion – one with lots of heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon, and plenty of sweet guitar from Larry Coryell! This set definitely plays to the rockish side of the fusion crowd, but still has some funky undercurrents too – thanks to lots of bold lines from Cobham, who could easily sit on both sides of the fence at this point in his career! The rest of the group is equally tight, too – and includes the great John Lee on bass, who really keeps things deep, plus Philip Catherine on additional guitar, sometimes acoustic. Mouzon sings on the cut "Reconciliation", but all others are instrumental.

McCoy Tyner - Things Ain't What They Used To Be (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7935982 rec 1989}

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McCoy Tyner - Things Ain't What They Used To Be (1990) {Blue Note  CDP 7935982 rec 1989}

McCoy Tyner - Things Ain't What They Used To Be (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7935982 rec 1989}
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© 1990 Blue Note / Capitol-EMI | CDP 7 93598 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Jazz / Piano

For this Blue Note project, pianist McCoy Tyner is heard solo on eight numbers and also has two duets with tenor-saxophonist George Adams and three with guitarist John Scofield; Tyner dominates throughout. A standards-oriented set (there are only four songs by the leader including "Blues On The Corner" and the near-standard "Song For My Lady") but the pianist makes every melody sound like a fresh original through his distinctive chord voicings and harmonies. This is a strong effort by one of the best.

John Cale - HoboSapiens (2003) {Or Music OR804042}

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John Cale - HoboSapiens (2003) {Or Music OR804042}

John Cale - HoboSapiens (2003) {Or Music OR804042}
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© 2003 EMI Records / Or Music | OR 804042
Rock / Experimental Rock / Alternative

John Cale's reentry into the world of pop music is a contentious and accessible one. This is the Welsh iconoclast at his most elegant, energetic, and innovative. HoboSapiens finds Cale using samples as the base of all his tracks and using musicians to fill in his ideas – ideas that were firmly established melodically, lyrically, and texturally. There are a couple of dozen players here, including guitarists Joe Gore (Tom Waits, PJ Harvey) and Joel Mark, Eno (and his two daughters Darla and Irial), bassist Jeff Eyrich, a small choir of Italian voices, a choral quartet called A Tonal Choir, drummer Marco Giovino, and samples by a host of electro-wizards.

Michael Jackson - Bad 25 (2012) {3CD+DVD Deluxe Edition Set, Sony Music Japan, EICP-1541~4}

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Michael Jackson - Bad 25 (2012) {3CD+DVD Deluxe Edition Set, Sony Music Japan, EICP-1541~4}

Michael Jackson - Bad 25 (2012) {3CD+DVD Deluxe Edition Set, Sony Music Japan, EICP-1541~4}
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© 1987, 2012 Epic / Sony Music Japan | EICP-1541~4
Pop / R'n'B / Dance Pop

Deluxe edition of "BAD" release from Michael Jackson. This deluxe edition consists of three CDs, a DVD, two color booklets, a double-sided poster, and a sticker. Disc 1: The original album featuring 2012 rematering. Disc 2: A CD containing previously unreleased material recorded during the BAD sessions, unreleased demo tracks, and remixes by popular artists. Disc 3: A CD featuring his concert held on July 16, 1988 at Wembley Stadium. Uses the multitrack-recorded master. Disc 4: A DVD featuring his concert held on July 16, 1988 at Wembley Stadium. Also comes with a Japanese description and lyrics. Bonus Track: Japan edition bonus track.

Gann Brewer - Absolution (2019) {Gann Brewer}

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Gann Brewer - Absolution (2019) {Gann Brewer}

Gann Brewer - Absolution (2019) {Gann Brewer}
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© 2019 Gann Brewer | 888295868099
Folk / Old Blues / Americana / Country / Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter

Gann Brewers 'Absolution' blends folk w/ hints of country & old blues influence while allowing Brewer's keen storytelling & place-oriented lyrical compositions to shine, backed subtly by some of Nashville's finest musicians.

Rufus Harley - Scotch & Soul (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27320}

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Rufus Harley - Scotch & Soul (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27320}

Rufus Harley - Scotch & Soul (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27320}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27320 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Bagpipes / Flute / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although Rufus Harley also plays flute, soprano, and tenor on this record, it is for his bagpipe playing that the out-of-print album is most notable. The bagpipes tend to be a drone instrument and Harley cannot surmount the problem of cutting off notes quickly, but he plays his main instrument as well as anyone and is thus far the only jazz bagpipe player. With the assistance of pianist Oliver Collins, bassist James Glenn, drummer Billy Abner, and Robert Gossett on conga, Harley's versions of "Feeling Good" and "Scotch and Soul" are quite unique.

David Binney - Bastion Of Sanity (2005) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS1261CD rec 2004}

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David Binney - Bastion Of Sanity (2005) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS1261CD rec 2004}

David Binney - Bastion Of Sanity (2005) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS1261CD rec 2004}
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© 2005 Criss Cross Jazz | CRISS 1261 CD
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Kicking things off with Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town," Bastion of Sanity might seem a decidedly mainstream affair. And, with a cover of Duke Ellington's "Heaven" halfway through the 77-minute set, that intuition might be right. With his quartet of 20-somethings—pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Dan Weiss, augmented for this recording by long-time collaborator Chris Potter on tenor saxophone—alto saxophonist David Binney has been concentrating on honing a looser, more freely improvised group sound at his weekly Tuesday night sessions at the 55 Bar in New York's Greenwich Village for over a year-and-a-half.

Herbie Hancock - The New Standard (1996) {Verve 527 715-2}

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Herbie Hancock - The New Standard (1996) {Verve 527 715-2}

Herbie Hancock - The New Standard (1996) {Verve 527 715-2}
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© 1996 Verve / PolyGram | 527 715-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano

On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, the Beatles ("Norwegian Wood") and Kurt Cobain. However by adding vamps, reharmonizing the chord structures, sometimes quickly discarding the melodies and utilizing an all-star band, Hancock was able to transform the potentially unrewarding music into creative jazz. Hancock, who sticks to acoustic piano, shows that he is still in prime form, taking quite a few fiery solos.

Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983) {3CD+DVD 30th Anniversary Edition, Mercury 3743330 rel 2013}

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Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983) {3CD+DVD 30th Anniversary Edition, Mercury 3743330 rel 2013}

Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983) {3CD+DVD 30th Anniversary Edition, Mercury 3743330 rel 2013}
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© 1983, 2013 Mercury Records / Universal | 3743330
Rock / New Wave / Contemporary Pop / Alternative / Synth Pop

Originally released in 1983, the debut album from Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, otherwise known as Tears For Fears, instantly blasted off one of the most stellar careers of the 1980s. Immaculately produced, stunningly sequenced and comprised of a sequence of timeless electronic pop classics, ‘The Hurting’ sympathetically explored themes of childhood angst, adolescent heartache and the struggles of the transition from boy to man. It also gave birth to four of the era’s essential singles – ‘Suffer The Children’, ‘Pale Shelter’, ‘Change’ and the landmark megahit ‘Mad World’. Compiled with the full involvement of Roland and Curt, ‘The Hurting – 30th Anniversary Edition’ brings together the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios, plus all of the relevant B-sides, edits and remixes from the period, many of them available for the first time.

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) {ECM 2096}

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Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) {ECM 2096}

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) {ECM 2096}
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© 2012 ECM Records | ECM 2096
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Piano

An ECM debut from Masabumi Kikuchi and a last session from the great Paul Motian. Motian and Kikuchi were friends for many years and Paul understood the idiosyncracies and the wayward charm of the Japanese pianist’s highly personal style perhaps better than anyone. The trio - completed by Zen bassist Thomas Morgan - makes new art out of the interactive free rubato ballad. A strangely beautiful album.

John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1958) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1958) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1958) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1958, 2008 Concord / Prestige | 0888072306578 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster | PRLP 7316
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

"I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger." –Rudy Van Gelder