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"
Chico Freeman - The Pied Piper (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH508-2 rec 1984}

Chico Freeman - The Pied Piper (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH508-2 rec 1984}
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© 1984, 1986 Blackhawk Records | BKH 508-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Reeds

The first of two Chico Freeman recordings for the soon-defunct Black-Hawk label finds the leader switching between tenor, alto, sopranino, soprano, bass clarinet, bass flute and C flute. John Purcell "only" limits himself to five reeds (alto, baritone, oboe, alto flute and piccolo), and the horns are joined by either Kenny Kirkland or Mark Thompson on piano, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Elvin Jones. The many combinations of reeds highlight this set, which has originals by Freeman, Mark Thompson ("Monk 2000"), John Stubblefield, Alex North and Cecil McBee ("Blues on the Bottom"), in addition to the standard "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise." The style ranges from straight-ahead to more exploratory sounds, and this colorful album is worth searching for.
Zbigniew Seifert - Man Of The Light (1977/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Zbigniew Seifert - Man Of The Light (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:42 minutes | 847 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Arguably the greatest violinist in modern jazz, Zbignew Seifert was a musician’s musician, a player who is still talked about with a sense of awe. By the time of his death in 1979 at the age of 32, he had an international following and was playing with the jazz world’s elite. This 1976 recording features some of the genre's premiere musicians, including American drummer Billy Hart, considered in the same ranks as such innovators as Elvin Jones and Tony Williams. Bassist Cecil McBee’s credentials include work with Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. Both Hart and McBee had also played with pianist McCoy Tyner, to whom this album and the title song Man of the Light are dedicated.
Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5118 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5118 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1965, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5118
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the most dynamic albums that Andrew Hill ever cut for Blue Note – a record of long tracks, played by a largeish group who seem perfectly suited to Hill's most creative musical ideas! There's an approach here that almost predates some of the more righteous soul jazz ensemble sides of the 70s – as Hill's piano leads a octet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, John Gilmore on tenor and bass clarinet, Cecil McBee and Richard Davis on basses, Joe Chambers on drums, and Nedi Quamar and Renaud Simmons on percussion. The percussionists roll out with quite a bit of presence in the set – not so much as on some of the Art Blakey percussion sides for Blue Note, but more with a pronounced sense of "bottom" that you might not always hear from Hill – an earthy, sometimes organic way of riffing that then allows freer solo work from the horns and piano on the top!
The Cookers - Time And Time Again (2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Cookers - Time And Time Again (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 61:53 minutes | 756 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

For their fourth release, a true Jazz supergroup, The Cookers, have swapped out saxophonist Craig Handy for Donald Harrison, raising the median age of the septet to just under 70. All of that longevity doesn’t mean complacency, however: The 69-year-old pianist George Cables, septuagenarians Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Billy Harper (tenor saxophone), Cecil McBee (bass) and Billy Hart (drums) and the Cookers’ two youngsters, Harrison (54) and trumpeter David Weiss (49) may bring well-defined personal styles to this ongoing project, but there’s nothing retro about them. The Cookers cook, all right, and if anything they’ve become even more assured, skillful and single-minded with each new offering.

Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (1969) {Bomba Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 27, 2018
Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (1969) {Bomba Japan}

Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (1969) {Bomba Japan}
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Genre: Free Jazz

Two years after the death of his mentor and boss, John Coltrane, and just before signing his own contract with Impulse!, Pharoah Sanders finally got around to releasing an album as a leader apart from the Impulse! family. Enlisting a cast of characters no less than 13 in number, Sanders proved that his time with Coltrane and his Impulse! debut, Tauhid, was not a fluke. Though hated by many of the jazz musicians at the time – and more jazz critics who felt Coltrane had lost his way musically the minute he put together the final quintet – Sanders followed his own muse to the edges of Eastern music and sometimes completely outside the borderlines of what could be called jazz. That said, Izipho Zam is a wonderful recording, full of the depth of vision and heartfelt soul that has informed every recording of Sanders since.

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.
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}
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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.

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}
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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.