Klipsch Tape Project: The Joe Holland Quartet

Klipsch Tape Project: The Joe Holland Quartet (2013) [Official Digital Download - DSD128/+FLAC]

Klipsch Tape Project: The Joe Holland Quartet (2013)
DSD128 (.dff) 1 bit/5,64 MHz | Time - 62:13 minutes | 4,33 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:13 minutes | 2,83 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HighDefTapeTransfers | Digital booklet

In July of 1955 when the music in this album was recorded, none of the principals concerned had any idea that the tapes would one day find themselves on the market. The purpose was merely to record material suitable for demonstrations. As a result the performers were under no strain whatever, and the playing clearly shows a spontaneity and vitality that one seldom hears outside of live and informal performances. In keeping with the nature of the music, intimate microphone placement was employed with the result that certain extra-musical sounds are clearly audible at times.

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:49
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG137

Bennie Maupin's Cryptogramophone label follow-up CD to Penumbra both parallels and provides a departure from that excellent effort. What is similar is the softer tone Maupin is displaying in his far post-Headhunters days, refined by experience and cured though wisdom. The music Maupin plays on this beautiful effort is even more subdued, as he collaborates with an ensemble of relatively unknown musicians from Poland. If you've been hearing recent efforts from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his ECM recordings with the teenage pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his trio, you hear stark similarities. But further, the recently reissued Maupin epic Jewel in the Lotus, which was also on ECM, is quite different than this ECM sounding project. Old may in fact be new again in some respects, but in this case, new is really new. Maupin offers so much appealing music within the undercurrent, starting with the delicate but paced "Black Ice" and the waltzing title track with Maupin on soprano sax. Separate flute and piano lines are woven into a more somber waltz "Tears," or the sparse, spacy, long "Spirits of the Tatras" with dynamics patiently rendered up and down with lots of piano from Michal Tokaj, who rivals the crystalline musings of Wasilewski on the entire album.
Miles Davis - European Tour '56 with The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young (2006) {Definitive DRCD11294}

Miles Davis - European Tour '56 with The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young (2006) {Definitive DRCD11294}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 257 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD11294
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Cool / Trumpet

This fascinating release comprises live recordings made at the end of 1956, when Miles accepted an offer to tour Europe with a formation called the Birdland All Stars, which also included Lester Young and the Modern Jazz Quartet, along with European musicians such as pianist René Urtréger, bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Christian Garros. We have here the one and only existing evidence of Miles playing with Lester Young and with the MJQ. It also presents a rare occasion to find Miles playing as the sole horn in a quartet format.

The David Joel Quartet - Spiral Sky (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 12, 2018
The David Joel Quartet - Spiral Sky (2007)

The David Joel Quartet - Spiral Sky (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 473 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 174 mb
Genre: jazz

Spiral Sky is the 2007 album by The David Joel Quartet, lead by guitarist David Joel. The entire album features original Joel compositions, which may mean they are the best. This is a self-released project.
Joe Lovano Quartet - Classic! Live At Newport (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Joe Lovano Quartet - Classic! Live At Newport (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 57:50 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Classic! (Live At Newport) is Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano's 25th release for Blue Note, recorded in August 2005 at the Newport Jazz Festival. Lovano has dedicated the album to the memory of his legendary pianist, the late Hank Jones, who was 87 years old when this performance was captured. In addition to Jones, Lovano is backed here by bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash.

The David Finck Quartet - Future Day (2008) {Soundbrush}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 23, 2017
The David Finck Quartet - Future Day (2008) {Soundbrush}

The David Finck Quartet - Future Day (2008) {Soundbrush}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 386 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: jazz

Future Day is the 2008 album by The David Finck Quartet. Powerful music on this one, which comes through via Soundbrush Records.
Joe Farrell - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joe Farrell - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:51 minutes | 1,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Joe Farrell Quartet" is a jazz album by Joe Farrell on the CTI Records label. It was recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 1 and 2 July 1970. Guitarist John McLaughlin guests on two tracks and there are two duo tracks, one with Holland and one with Corea. The album was re-released twice in the mid 1970s (with different cover art in each instance) as "Super Session" and "Song of the Wind".
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of Japan (1964) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of Japan (1964) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (88697491952)

Thirteen years into their tenure, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was still able to mine the creative vein for new means of expression. Despite the hits and popularity on college campuses, or perhaps because of it, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello composed a restless band with a distinctive sound. These eight tracks, all based on a tour of Japan the year before, were, in a sense, Brubeck fulfilling a dictum from his teacher, the French composer Darius Milhaud, who exhorted him to "travel the world and keep your ears open"…
The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)

The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:59:50 | 227 Mb
Gospel | Label: Bridge Records

A recording of an historic concert, released for the first time! This 1940 concert was part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. Performing are the legendary Golden Gate Quartet with Josh White, singing Spirituals, Blues and Work Songs. The concert features commentary by Alan Lomax, the poet Sterling Brown, and Alain Locke, the godfather of the Harlem Renaissance. Immediately after this concert, Eleanor Roosevelt engaged White and the Golden Gate to perform at FDR’s inauguration.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes (1964) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Bop, Cool

For this entry in Dave Brubeck's series of Time albums, his Quartet with altoist Paul Desmond performs "Elementals" with an orchestra and plays five briefer originals including four that have unusual time signatures; "World's Fair" is in 13/4 time.