Jazz

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
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Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.
Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:38 minutes | 829 MB
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Friedrich Gulda, who first attempted to play in a jazz setting in the mid-'50s after firmly establishing his classical career, is on far stronger ground on this Columbia LP recorded in early 1965…
East Coast Jazz, Vol.2 - Vinnie Burke (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.2 - The Vinnie Burke Quartet (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 21:28 minutes | 310 MB
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The loss of the use of a finger altered the direction of Vinnie Burke's career. A onetime violinist and guitarist, after his left pinky knuckle was crushed while working at a munitions factory, he was forced to shift to double bass. In the second half of the 1940s he played with Joe Mooney, Tony Scott, and Cy Coleman. Later, he played with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Tal Farlow, Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, Vic Dickenson, Gil Mellé, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Mehegan, Chris Connor, Eddie Costa, and Bobby Hackett. He led his own band in 1956 and led small combos into the 1980s.
Father Tom Vaughn - Jazz In Concert At The Village Gate (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Father Tom Vaughn - Jazz In Concert At The Village Gate (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:26 minutes | 1,36 GB
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The Priests themselves played a part in the jazz-goes-to-church movement. Father Tom Vaughn, an Episcopalian priest, recorded an album with bassist Art Davis and John Coltrane's drummer Elvin Jones at the hip Village Gate club in New York City, and he also appeared on "The Tonight Show" and opening for Miles Davis at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.1 - Bobby Scott (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.1 - Bobby Scott (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 19:57 minutes | 403 MB
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Though he left performing for composing at the end of the '50s and stayed away many years before returning, Bobby Scott made some entertaining, delightful music. He was a good pianist, effective vocalist, and above average vibist. Scott also played accordion, bass, cello, and clarinet. He studied at the La Follette School of Music in New York City in 1945 with Edvard Moritz, a former Debussy pupil as a child, and was a professional at 11. He was playing with Louis Prima and traveling with veteran musicians at 15. Scott worked with Gene Krupa and Tony Scott (unrelated) in the mid-'50s, and had a pop hit with his version of "Chain Gang". Scott worked at the Cafe Bohemia, and appeared at the Great South Bay Jazz Festival in 1958 and the New Haven Festival of Arts in 1959.
Eddie Graham Trio - S' Wonderful Jazz (1984/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Eddie Graham Trio - S' Wonderful Jazz (1984/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 37:54 minutes | 919 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:54 minutes | 801 MB
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This live album from 1984 featuring drummer Eddie Graham and his trio was recorded at Mario's Restaurant in Palm Desert, California. Renowned for its superb sound quality, typical of all Wilson Audiophile releases, the collection of swinging standards has been hard to find for several years.
VA - From Europe with Jazz (1972/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

VA - From Europe with Jazz (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:02 minutes | 782 MB
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This 1972 production is a potpourri of “live” festival big bands, starring some of the greatest jazz musicians of the time: the Nordic All-Stars with Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek of ECM fame, Poland’s Novi Singers and the Zurich International Festival All-Stars including Dexter Gordon and Art Farmer. These timeless performances sound as fresh today as when they were first recorded.
Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 1,55 GB
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This album, not released until 1956, contains the first recordings Sonny Rollins made for Prestige as leader in 1951 and 1953. Rollins is backed on four songs by the Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke), eight other tracks feature Heath with Kenny Drew and Art Blakey, while Miles Davis plays piano on the closing number I Know. Several of these songs appeared in 1952 on 10 inch vinyl entitled Sonny Rollins Quartet.
Dave McKenna, Hall Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dave McKenna, Hall Overton - Dual Piano Jazz (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:03 minutes | 706 MB
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This album brings together two great American jazz pianists, Dave McKenna and Hall Overton, for a one-off session of piano jazz, released in 1960.
Eugen Cicero - Rokoko Jazz (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eugen Cicero - Rokoko Jazz (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 32:29 minutes | 608 MB
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This 1965 production was at the time a sensation. It was one of the first records of SABA (later MPS) and they presented - unlike the Play Bach records of Jacques Loussier - jazz improvisations moderate and not just themes and variations thereof. This record hit the public taste so well that it sold over a million copies worldwide.