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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.

VA - Hammond Street (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2017
VA - Hammond Street (2001)

VA - Hammond Street (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Funk-Rock | Label: Acid Jazz | # AJXCD137 | 00:55:54

Thanks to the 1970s and '80s soul jazz movement and its 21st century counterpart, acid jazz, the Hammond B-3 organ has shown a remarkable ability to survive and adapt to changing musical trends – all without changing its swirling, pulsing tone one little bit. The Hammond Street anthology from Acid Jazz mixes in tracks from a couple of veteran B-3 players like Jimmy McGriff and Reuben Wilson with tracks from newer combos, and even though these newer groups cover songs like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," what is immediately obvious here is how much a B-3 sounds like a B-3 no matter what kind of clothes you drape over it. Highlights include the hard-charging "Itchy Feet" by the Past Present Organisation (which opens the disc), the ragged and energy-overloaded "Clubtown" by the Trashmonkeys, McGriff's "Ain't It Funky" (which indeed it is), and Wilson's "Sugar," a classic piece of soul jazz.
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.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes To College (1954) {2009, Remastered} Repost / New Rip

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes To College (1954)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 246 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music #88697569632

Dave Brubeck (piano) began his Columbia Records association on a second album of material that his quartet had cut during its spring of 1954 tour of North American college campuses, Paul and Dave's Jazz Interwoven (1954) being the first. Joining Brubeck are Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums), whose support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon. "Balcony Rock" commences the platter from sides documented at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor…
Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4760-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ Hammond B-3

At times, McDuff demonstrates how soul-jazz organ stars used to make albums back in their '60s heyday, playing then-current pop hits like "The Age of Aquarius" and the theme from Mission: Impossible (which, thanks to cinema, was a hit all over again in 1996 when this CD was made). We also hear McDuff trying out his vocal cords for the first time on Louis Jordan's "Saturday Night Fish Fry"; actually, he merely talks the lyrics over the rhythm section – and at 70, he's entitled to this charming lark.
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.
George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)

George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 382 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 33
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Pop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)".
VA - Hammond Street 4: A Fanky Selection of Organ Grooves (2009)

VA - Hammond Street 4: A Fanky Selection of Organ Grooves (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Acid Jazz, AJXCD217 | ~ 335 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 58 Mb
Acid Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, Blues

Acid Jazz continue their long term love affair with that most iconic of instruments, the Hammond organ and his little pal, the Leslie organ…

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."