New John Handy Quartet

John Handy - Mosaic Select 35 (2009) [3CD BoxSet]  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at Aug. 2, 2012
John Handy - Mosaic Select 35 (2009) [3CD BoxSet]

John Handy - Mosaic Select 35 (2009) [3CD BoxSet]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,17 GB | Complete Scans JPG - 65 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 509 MB
Genre: jazz, post-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Mosaic Records | CAT # MS-035 | 2009

John Handy is one of the unsung greats of modern jazz – as saxophonist, composer/arranger and group leader – especially for the series of four albums he recorded for Columbia between 1965 and 1968. This Mosaic Select is devoted to the three albums he made for the label that featured violin in the instrumentation – Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, The 2nd John Handy Album and Projections, plus a live Carnegie Hall performance. Handy's playing, on alto sax in particular, is a wonder with a beautiful "legit" sound, perfect intonation and articulation, and an extraordinary control of the upper register which he uses quite often in building excitement and intensity in his solos. He utilizes all of these extraordinary attributes in frequent lengthy and compelling acappella solos. His unending flow of fresh ideas seemingly devoid of licks is another striking characteristic of his work.
John Handy - Handy Dandy Man (1978, CD reissue 1986, in-akustik # inak 8618 CD) [RE-UP]

John Handy - Handy Dandy Man
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Label/Cat#: in-akustik # inak 8618 CD | Country/Year: Germany 1978, 1986
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz | Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk

John Richard Handy III is an American jazz musician most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, saxello, clarinet, oboe, and sings. Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Handy led several groups, among them a quintet with Michael White, violin, Jerry Hahn, guitar, Don Thompson, bass, and Terry Clarke, drums. This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition)…

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2017
John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming Starting the new year with, if not precisely a bang, a nevertheless unforgettable record whose strength lies in pristine lyricism, nuanced group interplay and writing that capitalizes on the entire quartet's appreciation of subtlety over gymnastics and refined lyricism over angularity, John Abercrombie's Up and Coming—ECM's first release of the year—is also founded strongly on the concept of relationship.

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up And Coming (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 18, 2017
John Abercrombie Quartet - Up And Coming (2017) [TR24][OF]

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up And Coming (2017)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 47:15 min | 928 Mb | 5% Recovery
Jazz, Modern Creative, Post Bop | © 2017 ECM Records

John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming Starting the new year with, if not precisely a bang, a nevertheless unforgettable record whose strength lies in pristine lyricism, nuanced group interplay and writing that capitalizes on the entire quartet's appreciation of subtlety over gymnastics and refined lyricism over angularity, John Abercrombie's Up and Coming—ECM's first release of the year—is also founded strongly on the concept of relationship. The guitarist has been playing with Marc Copland since the pianist's days in the early '70s as a saxophonist before deserting it entirely for a career and discography that's as rich and rewarding as Abercrombie's…
John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:29 minutes | 1,98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

John Coltrane's 1964 album Crescent features his classic quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and powerhouse drummer Elvin Jones. This acclaimed set of five Coltrane originals paved the way for Coltrane's next recording, the landmark A Love Supreme.
Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}

Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}
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Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar | Mono | 24bit remaster
© 1956, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29025
Jazz / Cool / Guitar / Vibes

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. A Johnny Smith album with a real difference, and that difference is vibes – handled her by a young John Rae, whose tones make a perfect accompaniment to Smith's chromatic style of guitar! The balance of vibes and guitar is beautiful – handled with all that sense of space that both Johns could bring to their 50s work – with just a bit of extra help from George Roumanis on bass and John Lee on drums – players who can come in strong when needed, but often lay back and let the chromes take over!
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:52 minutes | 1,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Guided Tour, jazz's most innovative and accomplished vibraphonist proves that The New Gary Burton Quartet which he premiered last summer on his Mack Avenue debut, Common Ground was no one-trick pony. Featuring the prodigal guitar genius Julian Lage as well as two veterans, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez, Guided Tour provides a road map to one of the most dynamic bands on the scene today. On Guided Tour, Burton sought out original material from all the group's members (as he did with Common Ground), illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural musical styles. The program includes Legacy a haunting ballad written by Scott Colley to honor his recently deceased father and the two Antonio Sanchez pieces that bookend the disc: the splashy Latin-themed opener, Caminos, featuring solos from only the percussion instruments (drums and vibes); and Monk Fish, a romp on familiar chords infused with the wry humor found in the music of bop-era pianist Thelonious Monk.
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:02 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid 90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. I've always liked the vibraphone-guitar sound, says Burton, whose masterful vibes glisten throughout Common Ground. It's something that I discovered when Nashville country guitarist Hank Garland invited me in the 60s to record with him. The sound of the two instruments together has an ideal timbre and coolness.
John Abercrombie Quartet - The First Quartet (2015) [3CDs] {ECM 2478-80}

John Abercrombie Quartet - The First Quartet (2015) [3CDs] {ECM 2478-80}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

As part of ECM'0bs Old & New Masters series of box sets, John Abercrombie's The First Quartet collects three albums recorded for the label between 1978 and 1980. Two titles, 1979's Abercrombie Quartet and 1981's M, have been unavailable for decades. By the guitarist's own admission, this band represents the guitarist's first time as a "proper" bandleader. His earlier dates on ECM had been co-led sessions (Timeless, Gateway, Sargasso Sea), a solo album (Characters), and sideman gigs (Jack DeJohnette's New Directions, David Liebman's Lookout Farm, etc.). These three dates also represent an important foundation for Abercrombie as a composer.

John Surman Quartet - Stranger Than Fiction (1994) {ECM 1534}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 27, 2016
John Surman Quartet - Stranger Than Fiction (1994) {ECM 1534}

John Surman Quartet - Stranger Than Fiction (1994) {ECM 1534}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

John Surman's thoughtful solos (which take their time and make a liberal use of space) have long made him the perfect ECM artist. On his quartet set with pianist John Taylor, bassist Chris Laurence and drummer John Marshall, Surman mostly sticks to soprano although there are some short spots for his baritone and bass clarinet. Surman always sounds relaxed, even on the more heated originals. It's an interesting set of generally introverted music.