Cecil Mcbee

John Hicks, Cecil McBee & Elvin Jones - Power Trio (1991) {Novus 3115-2-N rec 1990}

John Hicks, Cecil McBee & Elvin Jones - Power Trio (1991) {Novus 3115-2-N rec 1990}
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© 1990, 1991 Novus / RCA / BMG Music | 3115-2-N
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

This summit recording by pianist John Hicks, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Cecil McBee might not always hit the heights, but it still impresses with a fine repertoire and quality playing. John Coltrane's "Cousin Mary" kicks things off with Hicks and Jones matching the vigorous interplay the drummer and pianist McCoy Tyner plied so well in Coltrane's classic quartet, while a faithful reading of the tenor giant's airy ballad "After the Rain" is also included.
Cecil McBee Sextet - Music From The Source (Enja Rec. enja 3019) (GER 1978) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Cecil McBee Sextet - Music From The Source
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit 96kHz: 871 MB | 16Bit 44.1kHz: 247 MB
Cat#: Enja Rec. enja 3019 | Country/Year: Germany 1978
Genre: Free Jazz, Post Bop | Hoster: Filesonic/Uploaded

Cecil McBee (born May 19, 1935) is an American post bop jazz bassist, described by the Guinness Who's Who of Jazz as "a full-toned bassist who creates rich, singing phrases in a wide range of contemporary jazz contexts." Allmusic called him "One of post-bop's most advanced and versatile bassists"

Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree 1 (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 22, 2017
Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree 1 (2009)

Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree 1 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 401.46 Mb | 59:39 | Cover
Modern Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Hatology

Buried treasure, lost and found… pianist Horace Tapscott's The Dark Tree has only been sporadically available since its original, limited edition release in 1991, and the re-releases have been small runs. In the gloaming, fables have grown around the album. But as is by no means always the case with rarities, the reality here is as good as the legend: this motherlode of groove is a signature performance by a woefully neglected artist.

Vanessa Rubin - Soul Eyes (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 7, 2017
Vanessa Rubin - Soul Eyes (1992)

Vanessa Rubin - Soul Eyes (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 317.73 Mb | 53:06 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Novus, RCA

Vanessa Rubin at the time of her Novus debut had been a high-school English teacher for seven years. This CD was a good start for her singing career although the results are a little mixed. Rubin displays an attractive voice (sounding great when holding long notes) but at this point in time ballads were not her strong point (on "When We Were One" she recalls Barbra Streisand).

Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues (1974/1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 17, 2017
Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues (1974/1988)

Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues (1974/1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 266.11 Mb | 53:58 | Covers
Free Improvisation | Country: USA | Label: Freedom (FCD 41005)

This is a classic Cecil Taylor solo concert, performed at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival. Taylor plays his five-movement work "Silent Tongues," along with a couple of brief encores. To simplify in explaining what he was doing at this point of time, it can be said that Taylor essentially plays the piano like a drum set, creating percussive and thunderous sounds that are otherworldly and full of an impressive amount of energy and atonal ideas. Many listeners will find these performances to be quite difficult but it is worth the struggle to open up one's perceptions as to what music can be.
The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

The Gigi Gryce, Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet - At Newport (1957) {2002 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 165 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: jazz

At Newport is the 1957 album by two groups: The Gigi Gryce, Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet. Each group has three songs each. Originally released on Verve, this was released by Verve Music Group on 20 August, 2002.
Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27053}

Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27053}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27053 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. When Charles Lloyd brought his new band to Monterey in 1966, a band that included Keith Jarrett on piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and the inimitable – though young – Cecil McBee on bass, no one knew what to expect. But they all left floored and this LP is the document of that set. It is difficult to believe that, with players so young (and having been together under a year), Lloyd was able to muster a progressive jazz that was so far-reaching and so undeniably sophisticated, yet so rich and accessible. For starters, the opening two title tracks, which form a kind of suite (one is "Forest Flower-Sunrise," the other "Sunset"), showcased the already fully developed imagination of Jarrett as a pianist.
Charles Lloyd - Charles Lloyd In Europe (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27207}

Charles Lloyd - Charles Lloyd In Europe (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27207}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
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© 1966, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27207 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Before his great quartet split at the end of 1968, Charles Lloyd took this band literally to the ends of the earth. As a quartet, they had grown immensely from that first astonishing spark when they toured the summer festivals in 1966. Here they are a seasoned unit, full of nuance, elegance, and many surprises, while having moved their entire musical center over to the pursuit of Lloyd's obsession – incorporating the music of the East into Western jazz. This show in Norway, which featured the original band of Lloyd on flute and saxes, Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums and percussion, took the idiom begun by John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef and moved it into places even they hadn't imagined.
Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27030 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The first studio date of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, was recorded and released just a few days before the band took both the European and American festival circuits by storm. First came Europe, which was just getting the disc as the band was tearing up its stages. While the live dates are now the stuff of legend, it's easy to overlook the recordings, but to do so would be a mistake. Dream Weaver is a fully realized project by a band – a real band – in which each member has a unique part of the whole to contribute.

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 16, 2017
Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}

Dollar Brand - African Space Program (1974) {Enja}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Still known as Dollar Brand at the time of this recording, Abdullah Ibrahim had his first encounter with a large ensemble on African Space Program, and the results are quite successful. Despite a muddy sound quality, this is music built on infectious themes and played with verve by a fine cast of instrumentalists. The first part of "Tintiyana," entirely written, is redolent of Ellington and Mingus, all churning low tones and percussion. When the second portion begins, the mood turns celebratory with a striding, gospel-imbued theme supporting heroic solos from all involved. Several of the musicians on hand were generally involved with the avant-garde end of the jazz spectrum at the time, and their playing is full of bite and a risk-taking nature that greatly enlivens the proceedings.