Jazz Soul

Oscar Peterson Trio - The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson (1959/2015) [24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson - The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:29 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This release of cover songs from Oscar Peterson, recorded and released in 1959, features his trio of the era, Ray Brown on double bass and drummer Ed Thigpen.

VA - Sweet Jazz Soul (1997)  Music

Posted by technick at Sept. 20, 2012
VA - Sweet Jazz Soul (1997)

VA - Sweet Jazz Soul (1997)
EAC: flac (tracks) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 366,97 MB
mp3 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 141,98 MB | Scans | RAR, 3 %, 16,78 MB
Label: Warner Music Greece A.E. | Cat №: 9548-35134-2 | (DepositFiles+FilePost+Uploaded)

A Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine "Jazz & Tzaz" (Issue 46-47).
Oscar Peterson - The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson & Affinity (1996)

Oscar Peterson - The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson & Affinity (1996)
Jazz | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 416 MB. & 204 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1996) | Label: Verve | Catalog# 314-533-100-2 | 75:09 min.

This 1996 single-CD reissues the complete contents of two former LPs by the Oscar Peterson Trio (consisting of pianist Peterson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) in 1959 and 1962. Although the pianist is virtually always the lead voice, Brown and Thigpen both make strong (if subtle) contributions to the music. Highlights include "Liza," "Con Alma," "Waltz for Debby," Brown's "The Gravy Waltz" and "Yours Is My Heart Alone." An above-average release (and rather generous at 74 minutes) from the much-recorded Oscar Peterson.
Harry Betts - The Jazz Soul of Doctor Kildare (1962) [MFSL Remastered 1987]

Harry Betts - The Jazz Soul of Doctor Kildare (1962) [MFSL Remastered 1987]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 240 Mb
Genre ~ Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/MFSL MFCD-839

I must admit I winced when I read the label information, especially the bit about "The Enchanted Melody From The Shirley Temple Show". My fears were virtually groundless, however. This is a good big band, with plenty of soloists, and an arranger (Harry Betts, late of the Kenton trombone section) who treats these television and film themes with praiseworthy perfunctoriness. ~ Alun Morgan
Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)

Donald Byrd - Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years (1993)
Jazz | EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 370 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records

Early Byrd: The Best of the Jazz Soul Years contains a selection of nine tracks from Donald Byrd's mid-'60s recordings, bypassing his funkier fusions of the late '60s and early '70s. These songs – including such numbers as "Slow Drag," "Jellyroll," "Mustang," "Blackjack" and "The Dude" – feature the trumpeter at his grittiest and funkiest. Fans of his early hard bop years will still find enough improvisation here to make it interesting, while latter-day fans will find enough grooves. It's a solid introduction to one of Byrd's most prolific periods.
Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}

Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 205 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2013 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music / Verve / Cadet | CD SBCS 58
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Funk Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the 60s – opening up into more righteous 70s territory in the company of Chess/Cadet Records – with arrangements from Richard Evans that are as sophisticated as they are funky!
The Ray Bryant Trio - Little Susie (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4028}

The Ray Bryant Trio - Little Susie (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4028}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 1960, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4028
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norrie", "Big Buddy", "Greensleeves", and "If I Can Just Make It".

George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 13, 2018
George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)

George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 341 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 135 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul | Label: Epic/Legacy, #:516424 2 | 0:48:35

Keyboardist/composer George Duke has been through a myriad of stylistic changes over his long career, from straight-ahead jazz to fusion to funk and R&B, not to mention being a key member of Frank Zappa's band for a while. The George Duke presented on this compilation is the slicker, more accessible one who enjoyed pop success as an R&B tunesmith and lite-jazz merchant. The smooth soul sound of the hit "Sweet Baby," recorded during Duke's partnership with Stanley Clarke, wouldn't sound out of place on a Maze album, while synth-flavored cuts "Corine" and "Love Reborn" are closer to Bob James/Dave Grusin territory. Duke took yet another detour in 1979 with his BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR album, from which two cuts are included here, but the emphasis is on vocal-oriented mainstream R&B ballads delivered with a soft touch and a veteran craftsman's skill. –AllMusic

Grover Washington, Jr. - Jazz Moods: Cool (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 13, 2018
Grover Washington, Jr. - Jazz Moods: Cool (2004)

Grover Washington, Jr. - Jazz Moods: Cool (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 371 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 153 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy, #:516431 2 | 0:54:09

The late saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. had three distinct periods during his musical career. The first was as a sideman with Charles Earland in his great cooking soul-jazz band of the mid-'60s; the second – his best musically – was his association with producer and label boss and producer Creed Taylor at Motown and then at Kudu where he recorded his greatest records, including Soul Box, Feels So Good, Mister Magic, Reed Seed, and A Secret Place; and the last of these was his most commercially viable period recording for Elektra and finally Columbia. This compilation concerns itself with his Columbia tenure…
Sonny Phillips - My Black Flower (1976) {32 Jazz 32141 rel 1999}

Sonny Phillips - My Black Flower (1976) {32 Jazz 32141 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
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© 1976, 1999 32 Jazz | 32141
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

This is a reissue of the 1977 album by Sonny Phillips, with original liner notes. Phillips marks Eddie Harris and Ahmad Jamal as his primary influences. Phillips studied under Jamal in the '50s and, like both players, he had a gentle, soulful ability. From Jamal, Phillips inherited or formulated a subtle, understated style of playing that used space and sounds akin to Miles Davis. It was in 1963 that Phillips toured as an organist with the great improviser Eddie Harris. On "My Black Flower," one can hear the beguiling, Jamal-inspired piano, and the organ fantasies are heard on "Me and Me Brudder." Another feature of this album is the inclusion of Latin rhythms, courtesy of conga and percussion journeyman Ralph Dorsey.