Hammond Jazz

Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)  Music

Posted by Faddey at Dec. 15, 2010
Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)

Ben Sidran Hammond Quartet - Cien Noches (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+cue, scans) | 450.7 MB | 1 CD | Total Time: 1:04:51 min
Hammond Jazz / Blues / Post Bop | Label: Bonsai Music | Release date: November 17, 2008

This is Ben Sidran's first Hammond B3 organ project. It's an instrument he has played for forty years, and occasionally (as on his recent radio-friendly CD Nick's Bump) featured on recordings. But CIEN NOCHES - the title refers to the fact that over a period of ten years he performed one hundred nights at Madrid's famed Cafe Central - is the first time he has paid direct tribute to the instrument and the club scene it spawned.
The album includes the original songs "Get It Yourself", an acerbic commentary on the rock and roll industry, and "Cave Dancing", an extended parable of jazz and the roots of religion. In addition, it features two Bob Dylan classics, "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" along with saxophonist Bob Rockwell's "Drinkin' and Thinkin", an obvious party favorite.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 336 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1960, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5388 | NJLP 8241
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). An excellent piece of early soul-jazz, 1960's Talk That Talk isn't as bop-oriented as Shirley Scott's albums with Stanley Turrentine from the same period, as flashy and ornate as the albums Jimmy Smith was starting to make with Creed Taylor and Lalo Schifrin, or as funky and blues-based as the best of Jimmy McGriff or "Brother" Jack McDuff. Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés.

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 11, 2017
VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 3 877 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: 101 Distribution | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 30 June 2009 | Runtime: 109 min. | 3,62GB (DVD5)

Produced for release by John Matarazzo, head of Hudson Street Entertainment group, this 109-minute long DVD includes highlights from the 1990 and 1991 issues of the now defunct Live Under The Sky jazz festival. Filmed in Tokyo, starts with an all-star quartet - Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland (on electric bass!) and Jack DeJohnette - performing "Jack In".
VA - Blistering Licks! Red-Hot Riffs From the Giants of Jazz (2006)

VA - Blistering Licks! Red-Hot Riffs From the Giants of Jazz (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 MB | 01:03:35
Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | Release Year: 2005

Blistering Licks - Red Hot Riffs From the Giants of Jazz features the true masters of instrumental jazz from the past 50 years, playing exhilarating, accelerating pieces. All the tracks, carefully selected for their sheer energy and virtuosity from classic Milestone, Prestige, Riverside and Contemporary sessions, as well as from more recent outings on the Concord Jazz, Pablo and Heads Up labels, can be heard on XM's flagship Jazz channel, Real Jazz (XM 70) or the popular Beyond Jazz (XM 72), two of the five commercial-free jazz and blues channels offered by XM. “You don't have to be a jazz fan to be amazed by the incredible, jaw-dropping virtuosity of these jazz greats,"said compilation producer and Concord VP of Jazz and Catalog A&R, Nick Phillips. “These guys burn from the first note to the last."

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 20, 2016
The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 476 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Sin-Drome | # 99.5032.2 | 01:05:54

When trombonist/producer Wayne Henderson, pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample, sax-man Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper changed their name from the Jazz Crusaders to the Crusaders back in 1971, it signaled a more R&B-minded direction for the group – they were always funky, but in the '70s, they became even funkier. And so, the names the Crusaders and the Jazz Crusaders came to stand for two different things – if the Jazz Crusaders were synonymous with a funky yet acoustic-oriented approach to hard bop (à la Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), the Crusaders were about electric-oriented jazz-funk and fusion. In 1995, Henderson (who left the Crusaders in 1975) resurrected the name the Jazz Crusaders and produced Happy Again for the small, Los Angeles-based Sin-drome Records.
VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.05 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 87 Mb | Time: 02:48:41
Hammond Organ, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT3CD180

The organ can often take a back seat in the pecking order of great Jazz instruments but underappreciate it at your peril. The likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Booker T and Ray Charles, to name but a few, made the instrument their own while crafting jazz cuts of dazzling brilliance.

Mikko Heleva – Hands-On Hammond (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 20, 2016
Mikko Heleva – Hands-On Hammond (2016)

Mikko Heleva - Hands-On Hammond (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:41 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Siba Records

Mikko Helevä is a well-known, groovy master of the Hammond organ. On his debut album, Helevä takes his skills to a new level, exploring various isntrumental combinations in addition to the standard guitar trio format of organ, guitar and drums. Guitarist Teemu Viinikainen and drummer Teppo Mäkynen join Helevä on this album. Mikko Helevä has been on the Finnish jazz scene since the late 1990's, creating new roads and funky tunes for younger generations to follow.
Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}

Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}
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© 1972-74, 2002 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24267-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

This two-fer CD pairs 1972's Live at the Lighthouse with the less impressive, though still worthy, 1974 album Kharma, which was recorded at that year's Montreux Jazz Festival. As the head of a sextet on Live at the Lighthouse, Earland spearheaded some first-class soul-jazz, which integrated some funk and rock of the early '70s without sounding like a watered-down cocktail of all those styles (as many other soul-jazz-pop albums of the time did). The horn section of James Vass on sax and Elmer Coles on trumpet leaned more toward soul than jazz, as heard on the opening instrumental cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Smilin'." The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" wasn't the greatest tune to attempt, though Earland gamely put it into a boppish swing arrangement.
Brother Jack McDuff - A Change Is Gonna Come (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Brother Jack McDuff - A Change Is Gonna Come (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
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© 1966, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27175 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ Hammond B-3

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of jazz – thanks to Jack's mad solos on organ, and some killer drums from Joe Dukes and Bernard Purdie! Other players include George Coleman on tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Buddy Lucas on baritone sax – and arrangements are by JJ Jackson and Jack himself.
Barney Kessel - Kessel's Kit (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 100}

Barney Kessel - Kessel's Kit (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
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© 1969, 2015 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 100
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Soul Jazz / Groove / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of Barney Kessel's greatest albums ever – a rare Italian-only session that has a sparkly Brazilian groove! The record was recorded in Rome in 1970, and it's got Kessel's guitar fronting a combo with organ and some very tight percussion – all dancing around in a fast samba mode that's different from virtually anything else he ever recorded – very groovy, very upbeat, and very much what you might expect when the talents of a west coast guitar giant meets the best of the Italian studio scene of the time! There's loads of original tracks on the set – like "Freeway", "Lison", "BJ's Samba", and "On the Riviera" – and the whole thing has a breezy dancing feel that's really wonderful!