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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.
Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5127 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5127
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from organist Lonnie Smith – one of his completely cooking early albums for Blue Note, and a hard-burner all the way through! Smith's working here with a really great group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums and Melvin Sparks on guitar – both of whom give the album a really heavy bottom, and almost make the set feel like one of those classic Prestige jammers from the same time.
Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 300 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5055
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Amazing stuff by Ronnie Foster – a sweet little album of slow funky keyboard tones, much more loosely arranged than his later work, with a dope groove that was years ahead of its time! The album's in some ways a blueprint for some of our favorite jazz-based hip hop – and although Ronnie's playing organ, on most of the cuts, he handles the instrument more like it's a Fender Rhodes! Funky jazz with a sinister, soulful groove – with players including Gene Bianco on harp, Arthur Jenkins on congas, George Duvivier and Gordon Edwards on bass, Jimmy Johnson on drums, Gerorge Dvens on vibes and Gene Gertoncini on guitar. Includes the massive cut "Mystic Brew", which is a tasty Tribe sample, plus lots of other goodies like "Chunky", "Summer Song", and "Don't Knock My Love".
Larry Young - Unity (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5049 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Larry Young - Unity (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5049 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 467 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 220 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1965, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5049
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that would forever change the way the organ was used in jazz! The set's the greatest contribution ever from organist Larry Young – a lean and modal session recorded with help from a young quartet that includes Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Elvin Jones – all leaping and loping with Larry's free-thinking work on the Hammond – stretching things out into spiritual grooves that belie Young's fascination with Coltrane's sound of the time, and his freer fusion work of later years!
Lee Morgan - The Gigolo (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5048 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - The Gigolo (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5048 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 225 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1965, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5048
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Tremendous work by Lee Morgan – easily one of his greatest albums, and a soaring session of modal energy that easily rivals the best work of the Impulse era! The album's got a slightly different feel than usual for Blue Note – a sense of freedom, joy, and soaring energy that's totally great – explored by a crack group that features Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all coming together with a unique sense of creativity!
Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5121 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5121 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 167 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1966, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5121
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express".
Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner (1959) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5028 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner (1959) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5028 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 494 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 282 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1959, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5028
Jazz / Hard Bop

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Pounding! This is the long-awaited re-release of a lost session that Blakey recorded in 1958, with a triple-drum rhythm group that included himself, Philly Joe Jones, and Roy Haynes – plus some additional conga work by Ray Barretto. Unlike other Blakey "drum orgy" sessions, though, this one's got a much straighter jazz feel – with plenty of solo space for trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons.
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81094 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81094 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 471 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1961, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81094
Jazz / Hard Bop

New Remaster. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A blinding session by Blakey! Truly one of his all-time great ones, and a record we've been putting on the turntable for 20 years, still always with new delight! The session was recorded in 1961 – when Blakey was working with Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, and Wayne Shorter (who's especially fantastic here!) For some incredibly odd reason, the session was not issued at the time – and only came out briefly at the end of the 60s. It's amazing, though – and features 6 stunning tracks that will forever restore your faith in jazz, even at your darkest moments. Includes "Ping Pong", "Roots & Herbs", "Master Mind", "Look At the Birdie", and "United".
Stanley Turrentine - Another Story (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81091 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Stanley Turrentine - Another Story (1969) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81091 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 236 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1969, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81091
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

New Remaster. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the last great acoustic sessions before Stanley Turrentine's big electric run of the 70s – a laidback, open-ended session that really paves the way for the energy of his records on CTI – even though none of the players is plugging in at all! The tracks are all nice and long, and have these beautiful solos from Stan – played with all the bite of his early Blue Note years, but a bit more fluidity too – which makes for a great match for the album's warm piano work from Cedar Walton. Thad Jones plays fluegelhorn on most tracks – and the quintet also features Buster Williams on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Six & Four", "Quittin' Time", and "Get It".
John Patton - Understanding (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81087 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

John Patton - Understanding (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81087 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81087
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the coolest, hippest albums on Blue Note from organist John Patton – a set that really shows the Hammond giant taking on a new sense of direction – especially in his rhythms! The album's one of a few of John's to feature great drums from the massively overlooked Hugh Walker – a player who could really open up a tune, while still letting it swing – creating this sense of space that's really filled up by Patton's broad colors and tones on the keyboard, and by some mindblowing work on tenor sax by the equally overlooked Harold Alexander! The tunes have an open, flowing feel that's almost more in Larry Young territory – yet still retains the soul of Patton's other work too – and titles include "Soul Man", "Chittlings Con Carne", "Ding Dong", and "Congo Chant".