Blue Note 2015

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5104}

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5104}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 456 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 248 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1962, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5104
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.
The Three Sounds - Hey There (1961) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5096}

The Three Sounds - Hey There (1961) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5096}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 501 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 252 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1961, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5096
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Wonderful work from the Three Sounds – a tight little combo who weren't out to break any rules in jazz, but who made some excellent albums for Blue Note in the early 60s! The groove here is hard-edge soul jazz piano at its best – similar to early Les McCann work of the same vintage, with a strong sense of rhythm on the left hand, and some wonderfully complicated lines on the right – an early example of the genius of Gene Harris.
The Three Sounds - Here We Come (1960) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5091}

The Three Sounds - Here We Come (1960) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5091}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 297 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 234 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1960, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5091
Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. The Three Sounds pull away from the curb in a sweet sports car – a great cover image that really sets the tone for the entire record! The album's the epitome of early 60s class and cool that the group had to offer – as they effortlessly mix soulful groovers with mellower, more introspective pieces – all delivered by the godlike hands of Gene Harris on acoustic piano – already a giant in jazz, even at the start of his long career. The rhythm is great, too – sublime bass from Andy Simpkins, whose round, warm tone we always love – and just the right sort of work on drums from Bill Dowdy, who always keeps things on track. Titles include "Now's The Time", "Summertime", "Poinciana", "Here We Come", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Great cover too – with one of the all-time best "car jazz" images!
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas - Sound Prints (2015) {Blue Note B002240202}

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas - Sound Prints (2015) {Blue Note B002240202}
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© 2013, 2015 Blue Note | B002240202
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Saxophone / Trumpet

Saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas will release Live at Monterey Jazz Festival on April 7, the debut recording from their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. The album was recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21, 2013. Sound Prints takes their primary inspiration from the music of their primary inspiration Wayne Shorter the band's name is a nod to his classic "Footprints" however the quintet s focus is on new original compositions by Lovano and Douglas, as well as two new Shorter compositions in direct collaboration with the composer himself.
Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol.1 (1958) {2015 Japan Blue Note The Finest 1100 Series UCCQ-9151}

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol.1 (1958) {2015 Japan Blue Note The Finest 1100 Series UCCQ-9151}
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© 1958, 2015 Blue Note / Universal Japan | UCCQ-9151
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Guitar

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", and "Caravan".

VA - Blue Note 6 Great Jazz: Box Set 6CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 2, 2016
VA - Blue Note 6 Great Jazz: Box Set 6CDs (2015)

VA - Blue Note 6 Great Jazz: Box Set 6CDs (2015)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 591 Mb
Label: Esoteric, Blue Note | Release Year: 2015

ESOTERIC proudly introduces a new series of re-master collcection - A great Jazz collection from Blue Note rebel. The reissue of historical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC′s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

Charles Lloyd - Wild Man Dance (2015) {Blue Note B002243302}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2016
Charles Lloyd - Wild Man Dance (2015) {Blue Note B002243302}

Charles Lloyd - Wild Man Dance (2015) {Blue Note B002243302}
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© 2015 Charles Lloyd / Blue Note Records | B002243302
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Saxophone

Wild Man Dance marks Charles Lloyd's return to Blue Note after nearly 30 years. The work, a six-part suite, was commissioned by the Jazztopad Festival in Wrocĺaw, Poland in 2013 and premiered and was recorded there. The composer is accompanied by an international cast. The American rhythm section – pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Joe Sanders, and longtime drummer Eric Harland – are appended by Greek lyra player Sokratis Sinopoulos and Hungarian Miklos Lukacs on cimbalom. The music here seamlessly melds creative, modally influenced jazz and folk forms, a near classical sense of dynamics, and adventurous improvisation.

Lionel Loueke - Gaia (2015) {Blue Note B002354502}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 16, 2016
Lionel Loueke - Gaia (2015) {Blue Note B002354502}

Lionel Loueke - Gaia (2015) {Blue Note B002354502}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 369 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
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© 2015 Blue Note Records | B002354502
Jazz / African Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Gaïa finds West African guitarist Lionel Loueke reunited with his longstanding trio of bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for the first time since 2010's Mwaliko. It was produced by Blue Note label boss Don Was and cut live in the studio – sans overdubs – in front of a small invited audience. The sonics are a tad more brittle, but they add to the crackling energy on offer. First single "Aziza Dance" is funky as hell; the guitarist vamps up a storm and Nemeth drops a ton of breaks amid snare-driven syncopation.
Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan Indeed! (1956) {2015 Japan Blue Note The Finest 1100 Series}

Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan Indeed! (1956) {2015 Japan Blue Note The Finest 1100 Series}
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© 2015 Blue Note / Universal Japan | UCCQ-9131
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

A gem of an early album from Lee Morgan – quite different than his work as a leader for the Savoy label during the same period! Although Morgan's only a wee lad at the time, the album's got an incredible sense of warmth and imagination – one that's steeped in lessons learned from Horace Silver and Art Blakey, and played with a style that's as richly expressive as it is soulful – a no-nonsense, no-tricks approach to the trumpet that gave Morgan a voice that was clearly different from predecessors like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Fats Navarro! The album's got a stellar lineup that includes Horace Silver, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones – plus the virtually unknown Clarence Sharpe, who makes a rare appearance on alto on this session! The whole thing's great, and filled with unique titles that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Little T", "Gaza Strip", and "Roccus".
Jack Wilson - Something Personal (1966) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Jack Wilson - Something Personal (1966) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 217 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5122
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Piano / Vibes

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A real treasure through and through – one of the most unusual Blue Note albums you'll ever hear, and a set that's one of the best-remembered from the team of pianist Jack Wilson and vibist Roy Ayers! Long before Roy struck out on his own in the world of funky soul, he worked often in the 60s with Wilson – and the pair have this unique way of blending vibes and piano that's completely fresh, and still unmatched all these many years later!