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Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 17, 2017
Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}

Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 211MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post Bop

As part of Blue Note's 60th anniversary gala, Benny Green was invited to record a selection of his favorite tunes from the label's venerable catalog. Green picked eight songs previously recorded by the likes of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, and Dexter Gordon, then he recruited bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone. Together, they recorded These Are Soulful Days, a splendid tribute to the glory days of Blue Note, when excellent hard bop musicians ruled the roster. Like the classic albums from the late '50s and early '60s, These Are Soulful Days clocks in at an economical 45 minutes and feels intimate. All eight songs were recorded directly to two-track, giving the music an immediate, vibrant feel.
Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:45 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The creative young voices of Jazz have been the lifeblood of Blue Note Records throughout its storied history, from Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, all of whom made their debut albums for the legendary label. The Blue Note All-Stars continue that legacy with the September 29 release of Our Point of View, the debut recording from a supergroup of young visionaries that formed in 2014 for a series of live performances in honor of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the album also boasts a special guest appearance by Blue Note legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and is dedicated to the memory of beloved longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall, who passed away in 2015.

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 182MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Stanley Jordan (the master of tapping, making his instrument sound like two or three at once) has a wide definition of standards, ranging beyond jazz. His second official Blue Note release therefore not only includes "Georgia On My Mind" and "My Favorite Things," but Paul Simon's "The Sounds of Silence," "Moon River," the Beatles' "Because," and "Silent Night." But no matter what the tune, the main reason to acquire this set of unaccompanied guitar solos is to hear how here remarkable and versatile Jordan's technique is.

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans | 206MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop

Swing and Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson's Quintet with Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, and Ray Barretto.

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion, Brazilian Jazz

So Far So Close is the fourth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. This album is great. It is mainly straight ahead jazz with touches of fusion due to the use of synthesizers along with her fantastic piano playing. Like most of her earlier albums her signing is minimal and mainly adds another musical sound more than anything else. Surprisingly, this album has barely a hint of Latin or Brazilian flavor.

Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Live In New York (1998) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 310MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

This concert was originally intended to be a video release showcasing Stanley Jordan in acoustic, electric and solo settings. His tight rhythm section – including Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, Kenny Kirkland on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – drives his complex and moving guitar playing through the standout acoustic tracks "Impressions" and "Cousin Mary," both by John Coltrane. But concert highlights are Jordan's two solo pieces, the bluesy "Willow Weep for Me" and classic show tune "Over the Rainbow," where he performs with an exhilarating freedom and virtuosity. Jordan resists the temptation to slip into the then-ubiquitous smooth jazz sound, making this a timeless release.

Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments (1991) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

This trio set with bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Kenwood Dennard features the tapping guitarist Stanley Jordan during a typical live show from 1990 playing many songs that he had previously recorded. While "Stairway to Heaven" is treated as very credible rock and "Lady in My Life" gets funky, "Autumn Leaves" really cooks and Jordan fares well on "Stolen Moments" (during which he does a strong imitation of a keyboard) and "Impressions." Jordan's lone original, the rock-ish "Return Expedition" is, at 15 minutes, way too long and serves primarily as an opportunity for his two fine backup players to take lengthy solos. Jordan's unaccompanied display on the concluding "Over the Rainbow" compensates. An interesting program.

Terence Blanchard - Magnetic (2013) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 13, 2014
Terence Blanchard - Magnetic (2013) {Blue Note}

Terence Blanchard - Magnetic (2013) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 422MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Magnetic marks Terence Blanchard's return to Blue Note Records after an eight-year sojourn in which he wrote and performed large scale works for film, and cut smaller group offerings for Concord. He utilizes his fine live band in the studio here – tenor saxophonist Brice Winston, drummer Kendrick Scott, dazzling pianist Fabian Almazan, and 21-year-old bassist Joshua Crumbly. Bassist Ron Carter guests on a pair of tracks, as does saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, while guitarist Lionel Loueke plays on three. Blanchard composed four tracks here, and the members of his quintet all contributed selections – Almazan even has an unaccompanied solo piece on the record.

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 13, 2012
Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

Successful instrumental debut session from the electric violinist who was a dominant figure at Blue Note in the late '70s. Pointer could at times churn out a surprisingly riveting solo, but he spent more time plugging into rigidly arranged, heavily produced and orchestrated structures and supporting background vocalists.

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 2, 2017
Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point Of View (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:30:42 | 560 Mb
Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records, UMG Recordings

The creative young voices of Jazz have been the lifeblood of Blue Note Records throughout its storied history, from Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, all of whom made their debut albums for the legendary label. The Blue Note All-Stars continue that legacy with the September 29 release of Our Point of View, the debut recording from a supergroup of young visionaries that formed in 2014 for a series of live performances in honor of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the album also boasts a special guest appearance by Blue Note legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and is dedicated to the memory of beloved longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall, who passed away in 2015.