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
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© 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  Music

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  Music

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
VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.46 Gb | Booklet Scans ~ 46 Mb | 10:53:44
Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.
Gil Evans - Live At The Public Theater Vol. II (1980) {Evidence Music ECD 22090-2 rel 1994}

Gil Evans - Live At The Public Theater Vol. II (1980) {Evidence Music ECD 22090-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
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© 1980, 1994 Evidence Music | ECD 22090-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Post Bop

The second of two Gil Evans LPs originally recorded for the Japanese Trio label and put out in the United States on the now-defunct Black-Hawk company features the veteran arranger leading a 14-piece group at a pair of 1980 concerts. The five selections (which include Jimi Hendrix's "Stone Free," Charles Mingus' "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress" and Evans's "Zee Zee") are given colorful treatment by the unique band, which consists of three keyboardists, a rhythm section propelled by drummer Billy Cobham, three trumpets (Lew Soloff, Jon Faddis and Hannibal Marvin Peterson), two trombones (including George Lewis), John Clark on French horn, baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett and altoist Arthur Blythe. Although the end results do not quite live up to the potential of this unique ensemble, there are plenty of colorful moments.
Gil Evans - Live At The Public Theater Vol. I (1980) {Evidence Music ECD 22089-2 rel 1994}

Gil Evans - Live At The Public Theater Vol. I (1980) {Evidence Music ECD 22089-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 1980, 1994 Evidence Music | ECD 22089-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Post Bop

One of arranger Gil Evans's main talents was his ability to fuse diverse, unique performers into a unified ensemble. He accomplishes that on the first of two LPs taken from a pair of 1980 concerts, even if his presence is felt more than heard. Although Evans is on electric piano, he also employed two other synthesizer players (Masabumi Kikuchi and Pete Levin) in his eclectic band, which at the time included such notables as Lew Soloff, Jon Faddis and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, altoist Arthur Blythe, trombonist George Lewis, baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett and drummer Billy Cobham, among others. A lengthy "Anita's Dance" and a remake of "Gone, Gone, Gone" are the more memorable selections.
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
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© 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}
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© 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.