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"

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
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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.

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Today (1979) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 28, 2017
Art Pepper - Art Pepper Today (1979) [Re-Up]

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Today (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:44:17
Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Galaxy/Original Jazz Classics | # OJCCD-474-2 (GXY-5119)

Altoist Art Pepper, in the midst of a successful comeback, recorded this excellent set (also included in full in his massive Galaxy box set) for Galaxy. With pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Roy Haynes, Pepper performs a definitive version of his intense ballad "Patricia"; other highlights include "Miss Who," "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Chris' Blues." The CD reissue also has a second alternate version of "These Foolish Things".

Chico Freeman - Tradition in Transition (1982) {Wounded Bird}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 21, 2017
Chico Freeman - Tradition in Transition (1982) {Wounded Bird}

Chico Freeman - Tradition in Transition (1982) {Wounded Bird}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This is another excellent effort by Chico Freeman, who is heard on tenor, flute and bass clarinet. The instrumentation varies on each selection during the LP, which also features trumpeter Wallace Roney, pianist Clyde Criner, bassist Cecil McBee, drummer Billy Hart, and Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano. Other than Thelonious Monk's "Jackie-ing" (Monk had recently passed away), the repertoire is comprised of originals by Freeman, McBee and Criner. Even if none of the songs individually caught on, they help set an exploratory yet fairly accessible mood, as Chico Freeman does his best to move the mainstream of jazz forward a bit.
Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}
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© 1978, 1998 Koch Jazz / Sony Music | KOC-CD-7871
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

R.I.P. Arthur. In Memoriam. Given the urban title of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe's debut Columbia album, it's quite a shock when he and his red-hot band of collaborators that include James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, flutist James Newton, bassist Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette open with the decidedly funky Latin breaks on "Down San Diego Way." It's not a vamp and it's not a misleading intro, the first of four tracks showcases not only the deep versatility of the rhythm section, but Blythe's own gift as both a composer and as a soloist. He states the melody, handing off the harmonics to Ulmer and Newton and then flies high into the face of its chosen changes, allowing the beat to change under him several times before bringing back a theme and letting Ulmer solo.

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 22, 2017
Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}
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© 1986, 2008 ENJA Records | ENJA 24bit Master Edition | ENJ-2142 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Although brief at just over 42 minutes long, this is a satisfying effort from pianist Kenny Barron. His second Enja release documents a quintet consisting of trumpeter Wallace Roney, tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Victor Lewis. The entire quintet is showcased on four Barron originals, the haunting melody of "Phantoms," the freebop of the title track, the relaxed swing of "Voyage," and the lovely waltz "Lullabye."
Wayne Shorter - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases) Combined RE-UP

Wayne Shorter - The Hi-Res Album Collection (8 Releases)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 334:05 minutes | ~ 12,6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including 10 Grammy Awards. Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader. The New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser".
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2004

Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2004
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal, Free Jazz | Impulse!/Universal | # UCCI-9107 | Time: 00:37:29

Journey in Satchidananda is the fourth solo album by Alice Coltrane. Its title (and title track) reflects Coltrane's inspiration by Swami Satchidananda, to whom she had become close, and whose disciple she was. "Shiva-Loka", or "realm of Shiva" — the realm of the third member of the Hindu trinity, the "dissolver of creation". "Stopover Bombay" refers to a five week stay in India and Sri Lanka on which Coltrane was due to go in December 1970. "Something About John Coltrane" is based on themes by her late husband, John Coltrane. "Isis and Osiris", on which Charlie Haden replaces Cecil McBee on bass, and Vishnu Wood plays oud, indicates Coltrane's interest in Middle Eastern and North African music and culture. The presence of the tamboura, played by Tulsi, reflects Coltrane's interest in Indian music and religion.
Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Andrew Hill - Compulsion (1965) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 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!