Klipsch Tape Project: The Joe Holland Quartet

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.

Joe Locke - Moment To Moment (1995) {Milestone MCD-9243-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 4, 2017
Joe Locke - Moment To Moment (1995) {Milestone MCD-9243-2}

Joe Locke - Moment To Moment (1995) {Milestone MCD-9243-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Milestone / Videoarts | MCD-9243-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Vibes

Vibraphonist Joe Locke offers a fresh look at works by Henry Mancini on this release, as he leads a powerhouse quartet that includes pianist Billy Childs, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Gene Jackson. His dramatic and spacious treatment of one of Mancini's most beloved works, "Moon River," gives the oft-recorded song a very new sound, while another frequently played number, "Days of Wine and Roses," begins with a dreamy introduction before progressing into a head-shaking hard bop arrangement.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 25th Anniversary Reunion (1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 28, 2017
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 25th Anniversary Reunion (1989)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 25th Anniversary Reunion (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 243.67 Mb | 46:26 | Scans included
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Jazz Heritage (396 998-2)

25th Anniversary Reunion marks a special event for the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Founded in 1951 by the pianist with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond as his lead soloist, the group disbanded in 1967 so Brubeck could focus on composing sacred works. Their reunion with bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello, the rhythm section that had gelled for good in the late '50s, was a special occasion, as the quartet toured the U.S. extensively. There were plans to record at the March 12, 1976, concert in Fort Wayne, IN, but Morello noticed a problem during an Interlochen performance and learned he suffered a detached retina, something that caused him to leave the tour immediately, with Dan Brubeck stepping in to fill his big shoes for the remaining concerts.

The Teodross Avery Quartet - In Other Words (1994)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 24, 2017
The Teodross Avery Quartet - In Other Words (1994)

The Teodross Avery Quartet - In Other Words (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 469.93 Mb | 72:11 | Cover
Bop | Country: USA | Label: GRP (97982)

Teodross Avery, a few days shy of turning 21 at the time of his GRP release, sounds quite mature on his debut as a leader. His tenor tone is attractive, his style is very influenced by Joe Henderson and John Coltrane and he is surprisingly relaxed on the ballads. Avery contributed nine of the 11 selections (all but "What's New" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda"). Three of the songs find trumpeter Roy Hargrove making the group a quintet. The music is very much in the hard bop vein and nothing too innovative or unexpected occurs, but this is an impressive initial effort from Teodross Avery who will hopefully have a long and productive career.
Joe Farnsworth Quartet - My Heroes, Tribute to the Legends (2014)

Joe Farnsworth Quartet - My Heroes, Tribute to the Legends (2014)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 50:45 min | 117 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz | Label: Venus Records

Joe Farnsworth is undoubtedly one of the best drummers today in the more traditional, straight-ahead school of jazz. He has appeared numerous times on Venus Records releases led by Eric Alexander, but this time he took the lead and made a fabulous album in tribute to his heroes, legendary jazz drummers. Farnsworth dedicates one tune for each drummer, either his own composition or a song associated with the drummer in question. They are, in the order of the tunes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Billy Higgins, Art Taylor, Alan Dawson, Buddy Rich, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Baby Dodds, and Roy Haynes. As expected, his bandmates and long-time collaborators (Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, and Nat Reeves) do a fantastic job, but the focus of this album is clearly on Farnsworth and his fantastic drumming.
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {Mosaic MD3-122}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-122 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 805 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 434 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 174 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-56, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

This essential four-LP box set features trumpeter Chet Baker leading his own group during the 1953-1956 period (shortly after the breakup of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet) with pianist Russ Freeman, either Bob Whitlock, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Bond, or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Bobby White, Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Bob Neel, Peter Littman, or Lawrence Marable on drums. Baker is heard at his coolest (mostly before he became influenced by Miles Davis); some of the later selections also feature his first recorded vocals. Because the Mosaic box sets are limited editions, they should be acquired as soon as possible.
Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:42 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bassist Dave Holland leads his quartet on this 1973 release which earned four stars from The Penguin Guide to Jazz and is now considered an essential album in any jazz collection.

Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)

Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)
Jazz, Guitar Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:31:35 | 354 MB
Label: Phono Records | Release Year: 2017

This edition contains Joe Pass’ earliest recordings as a leader. It including his complete original long unavailable 1962 LP "Sounds of Synanon" (Pacific Jazz PJ48), It presents an unusual instrumental combination with baritone horn and bongos in a program of originals by Pass and other members of the band. All of the musicians there, including Pass himself, were patients recuperating at the Synanon Drug Center in California at that time, hence the title of the album. In addition to the seven songs on the original LP, this release also boasts a rarely heard blues that completes the session, as well as a selection of Pass’ earliest quartet dates under his own name.