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The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
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© 1959, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4291
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label.

Harry Connick, Jr. Trio - Lofty's Roach Soufflé (1990) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2016
Harry Connick, Jr. Trio - Lofty's Roach Soufflé (1990) {Columbia}

Harry Connick, Jr. Trio - Lofty's Roach Soufflé (1990) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 305 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 144 mb
Genre: jazz

Lofty's Roach Soufflé is the 1990 album by the Harry Connick, Jr. Trio, one of two albums Connick, Jr. released that year, with this one being primarily instrumental. This was released on the Columbia label.

Harry Connick, Jr. - She (1994) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2016
Harry Connick, Jr. - She (1994) {Columbia}

Harry Connick, Jr. - She (1994) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 384 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, R&B, soul, funk

She is the 1994 album by American jazz singer/musician Harry Connick, Jr. This was his album that explored his soul and funk sides, released on Columbia Records, and features his only pop hit, "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name".

Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) [1993, Columbia/Sony Music CK 64413]  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Nov. 22, 2016
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) [1993, Columbia/Sony Music CK 64413]

Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 214 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 81 Mb
Blues Rock, Classic Rock | TT - 34:20 | Label: Columbia/Sony Music | Cat. # CK 64413 | USA
Scans (Jpg) > 56 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory
1994 US 24 Carat Gold CD Reissue - Mastersound Series, SBM (Super Bit Mapping)

Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out…
Miles Davis Quintet - Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (2016) {3CD Set Columbia-Legacy 88985357372}

Miles Davis Quintet - Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (2016) {3CD Set Columbia-Legacy 88985357372}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.05 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 459 Mb
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© 1966-68, 2016 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985357372
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

A 3CD box set collection chronicling Miles’ musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his “second great quintet,” the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy’s acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist’s creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, extensive and fascinating studio conversation and more. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet–Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)–this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (recorded 1967, released 1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of “Fall,” produced by Howard A. Roberts).

Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 15, 2016
Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}

Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
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© 2016 Roar / TRI / Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985366982
Rock / Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Country Rock

Bob Weir never stopped making music but he did back away from his solo career after Heaven Help the Fool, a misbegotten 1978 effort that found the Grateful Dead guitarist attempting to dabble in the sun-splashed surfaces of SoCal soft rock. After that, he retreated to the boogying Bobby & the Midnites, a side project that was abandoned after the Dead scored a hit in 1987 with In the Dark, then after the death of Jerry Garcia, he wandered through several jam bands, settling on RatDog as a vehicle for whatever songs he had. All of this is to say that when 2016's Blue Mountain is called Weir's best album since his 1972 debut Ace – and it is, without question – there simply isn't much competition.
Yoshiaki Masuo And His Group - Winds Of Barcelona (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4291}

Yoshiaki Masuo And His Group - Winds Of Barcelona (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4291}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
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© 1969, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4291
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo was only 22 years old when he recorded Winds of Barcelona, his first leader album, in 1969. He had been discovered by the Japanese jazz giant Sadao Watanabe, and had been a member of Watanabe's group for over a year. Masuo, and the fresh, new kind of jazz – sometimes referred to as "pop jazz" – was immensely popular at the time.

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 3, 2016
Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 511MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 206MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World, Afrobeat

Presumably to commemorate his 60th birthday, Hugh Masekela released an album of primarily African works. The album starts with a tribute to Fela, a kindred spirit in African horn playing and a friend of Masekela. After that, it moves on through a number of traditional songs and trips down memory lane. The liner notes give a good deal of background information on each of the songs (always a plus). From time to time, the music seems to slip into something of a contemporary Harry Belafonte-esque sound (which perhaps might not be completely surprising, given the repeated collaborations between Belafonte and Miriam Makeba, coupled with Masekela's marriage to Makeba). Despite (or due to) any such similarities that may arise, this is international pop at its best. Also, the backing vocals of the Family Factory group are exceptional, at the very least.
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!
The J. J. Johnson Quintet - Dial J. J. 5 (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 22}

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - Dial J. J. 5 (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 22}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 1957, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 22
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while working in a burning mode that recalls some of his best bop sides from the early years – particularly his work on Blue Note.