Arthur Blythe Lenox Ave Breakdown

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 1998 Koch Jazz / Sony Music | KOC-CD-7871
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

R.I.P. Arthur. In Memoriam. Given the urban title of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe's debut Columbia album, it's quite a shock when he and his red-hot band of collaborators that include James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, flutist James Newton, bassist Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette open with the decidedly funky Latin breaks on "Down San Diego Way." It's not a vamp and it's not a misleading intro, the first of four tracks showcases not only the deep versatility of the rhythm section, but Blythe's own gift as both a composer and as a soloist. He states the melody, handing off the harmonics to Ulmer and Newton and then flies high into the face of its chosen changes, allowing the beat to change under him several times before bringing back a theme and letting Ulmer solo.

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown  

Posted by bartel75 at Jan. 6, 2009
Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown [1979]
EAC (secure mode) | APE & MP3 + CUE + LOG | Covers + booklet
APE = 266 mb | MP3 (vbr Lame "–preset standard" @ 170-210 kbps) = 61 mb
Jazz / Post-Bop / Avant-Garde

Despite its much too long in coming reissue, Lenox Avenue remains a largely unknown jazz classic, at least to those too young or too old to have followed the scene close enough when it originally came out. In my mind, it's a must have, an essential CD.
Arthur Blythe - Retroflection: Live At The Village Vanguard (1993)

Arthur Blythe - Retroflection: Live At The Village Vanguard (1993)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68 min | 157 MB
Label: Enja Records | Rel: 1993

Arthur Blythe, whose alto tone has been quite original ever since the start of his career, is joined by pianist John Hicks, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Bobby Battle on this superior quartet date from Enja. Blythe really stretches out on this "Live at the Village Vanguard" set, with six of the seven songs being over nine minutes long. "Jana's Delight" (which is based on a five-note pattern), "JB Blues," a remake of Blythe's "Lenox Avenue Breakdown," and one of the best versions ever of Thelonious Monk's "Light Blue" are the high points of the explorative program. Arthur Blythe fans are strongly advised to pick up this particularly strong effort.

Arthur Blythe - Spirits in the Field  

Posted by Garina at Aug. 14, 2009
Arthur Blythe - Spirits in the Field

Arthur Blythe - Spirits in the Field
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 340.7 MB & 134.4 MB | Rec. 1999 | Label: Savant | CD 2000
Covers included | CD-DA Easy Extractor | No Cue | No Log
Recorded at Bim Huis, Amsterdam, on June 24, 1999
Lonnie Smith & Alvin Queen - Lenox And Seventh (1985) {Black And Blue BB 928.2 rel 2000}

Lonnie Smith & Alvin Queen - Lenox And Seventh (1985) {Black And Blue BB 928.2 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 318 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2000 Black And Blue | BB 928.2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3 Organ / Guitar / Drums

A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith — a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige ! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format — with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Alvin Queen on drums — rolling out over longish tracks in an open-ended style that almost recalls more of the feel of Don Patterson's great organ trio sides than it does the heavier funk of Smith's early years. The recording quality is great — very faithful to the best tones of the Hammond.
Mose Allison - Ever Since The World Ended (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7 48015 2}

Mose Allison - Ever Since The World Ended (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7 48015 2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987 Blue Note | CDP 7 48015 2
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Piano / Vocal Jazz

Mose Allison, who was a musical institution long before 1987, had not run out of creative juices after 30 years of major league performances. This set finds him introducing such ironically truthful songs as "Ever Since The World Ended," "Top Forty," "I Looked In The Mirror" and "What's Your Movie." The many guest artists (including altoist Arthur Blythe, tenor-saxophonist Bennie Wallace, Bob Malach on both alto and tenor and guitarist Kenny Burrell) are unnecessary frivolities but Allison's trio (with bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Tom Whaley) is tight and ably backs the unique singer-pianist.

The Leaders - Unforeseen Blessings (1990) {Black Saint}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 9, 2016
The Leaders - Unforeseen Blessings (1990) {Black Saint}

The Leaders - Unforeseen Blessings (1990) {Black Saint}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The Leaders was a veritable supergroup of leftward-leaning, mid-'80s jazz stars. Its front line was comprised of three of the era's important personalities trumpeter Lester Bowie, from the decade's most critically acclaimed band, the Art Ensemble of Chicago; alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, whose Columbia albums of the time almost (but not quite) brought free jazz a measure of popular acceptance; and tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman, who made a series of records that melded the best of mainstream jazz with the passion and originality of the avant-garde. The horns combined with pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Famoudou Don Moye to make a pair of generally fine, if unspectacular, records.

Jeff Palmer - Island Universe (1994)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 31, 2015
Jeff Palmer - Island Universe (1994)

Jeff Palmer - Island Universe (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 451 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 173 mb | Scans included | 74 min
Jazz | Label: Soul Note | Rel: 1994

I was very pleasantly surprised by this disc. I had never heard of Palmer, but the band… man, the band looked killer. And they are, while Palmer himself is drawing here more from the Larry Young bag than the Jimmy Smith or Jack McDuff, etc., thing. This is jazz, not soul-jazz.
Jack DeJohnette - Special Edition (2012/ 2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Jack DeJohnette - Special Edition (4CD, ECM 2012 / 2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 169:36 minutes | 3,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Special Edition – a band with revolving membership and an incredible cast of soloists including David Murray, Arthur Blythe and Chico Freeman – was one of the most sophisticated vehicles for Jack DeJohnette’s all-around talents. This collection brings together Special Edition, Tin Can Alley, Inflation Blues and Album Album, underscoring the excitement of invention and possibility one can hear in this era of DeJohnette’s career. The recordings reveal him as an artist in touch with tradition even as he sought the cutting edge of the day, paying homage to his jazz heroes yet experimenting with new sounds.

Woody Shaw - The Complete Muse Sessions (2013) [7CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 7, 2014
Woody Shaw - The Complete Muse Sessions (2013) [7CD Box Set]

Woody Shaw - The Complete Muse Sessions (2013) [7CD Box Set]
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 393:38 min | 907 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mosaic Records

Included in the new collection are the mid- to late-1970s recordings saw him break through as an inspiring and influential musician and bandleader. Also included are the Muse sets from his return to the label from 1983 through 1987, where as a mature musician he displayed his range on the instrument and his appreciation for music of many jazz disciplines. The "Complete Muse" concept allows us also to present Woody's very first set from 1965 when he was just 20 years old. Originally recorded for Blue Note but returned to Woody by Alfred Lion when the record company founder experienced remorse over selling his label, it became a Muse set years later.