Modern Jazz Quartet Four Classic Albums

Edmond Hall - Edmond Hall: Leader And Sideman - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2010)

Edmond Hall - Edmond Hall: Leader And Sideman - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 484.40 Mb (CD1) + 438.53 Mb (CD2) + 30.61 Mb (Scans) | 02:38:48
Big Band, Swing, Dixieland | Country: USA | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC1019)

It took Edmond Hall a long period to develop his own musical individuality, but by the early '40s he had a very distinctive and dirty sound on the clarinet that was immediately recognizable within one note. One of four clarinet playing brothers (including Herbie Hall) who were the sons of early clarinetist Edward Hall, Edmond worked in many bands in New Orleans (including Buddy Petit's during 1921-1923) before going to New York in 1928 with Alonzo Ross. He was with Claude Hopkins' orchestra (1929-1935), doubling on baritone and only occasionally sounding like his future self on clarinet. Hall played with Lucky Millinder, Zutty Singleton, and Joe Sullivan, and had his style together by the time he joined Red Allen in 1940.

Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 14, 2017
Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs

Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 766 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Cool, Piano Jazz | Label: Avid | # AMSC1063 | Time: 02:38:58

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Mel Powell plus albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Borderline'; 'Thigamagig'; 'Mel Powell Out On A Limb'; 'Bandstand'; All the jazz tracks from 'Mel Powell Septet' and the E.P. 'Classics In Jazz.' Early 1950's recordings from pianist Mel Powell….'one of the first musicians to make the transition from swing to serious composition without losing his mastery of either idiom'. An extremely busy musician, composer and arranger Powell was a mere sixteen years old when he replaced Teddy Wilson in the Benny Goodman Band during the early forties. For two years his piano playing and arranging dominated the Goodman band until he was drafted in 1943 and became a member of the Glenn Miller Air Force Band. After Millers death in 1945 Powell became the band leader and chief arranger. He then went on to study composition at Yale University removing himself almost entirely from the jazz scene (with the occasional exception of the odd gig with Goodman). But now he's back!
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 36:30 minutes | 415 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2008

This is a set with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The choice of material and its order of appearance approximates a set you might hear if you were listening to the group at one of America’s leading jazz rooms. All the pieces display different use of contrapuntal technique. The record features works, "Ralph's New Blues" which starts off the set, "All of You" from Cole Porter's musical Silk Stockings, and Sigmund Romberg's "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" from New Moon. Originally recorded in 1955, the six song set has been remastered by Concord's original engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:44 minutes | 256 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Mono - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2005

Django, originally released in 1956 and features some of the best playing by The Modern Jazz Quintet in their discography. The album's sessions took place between 1953 and 1955, mostly recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. All original tunes are by John Lewis, and the album also includes a few songs by Dizzy Gillespie and George & Ira Gershwin.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (Incomplete) [24bit/192kHz] Combined RE-UP

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1960-1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 360:15 minutes | ~ 14,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. For the majority of their career the group comprised John Lewis (piano and musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass) and Connie Kay (drums). The paradox of the MJQ's music-making was that each individual member could improvise with an exciting vibrancy while maintaining the precision and collectedness of a classical group.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn Vol. 1 (1956) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn Vol. 1 (1956) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27203 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

The first of two albums the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded at the Music Inn in Lenox, MS, this LP is highlighted by "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess," "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West," "A Morning in Paris," and "England's Carol" which is the MJQ's reworking of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre sits in with the group successfully on three numbers; best is "Fun." This is a worthwhile outing that has not yet been reissued on CD.
Jackie McLean - Four Classic Albums (1957-60) [2CD] {2011 AVID Jazz Remaster}

Jackie McLean - Four Classic Albums (1957-60) [2CD] {2011 AVID Jazz Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.02 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 364 Mb
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© 2011 AVID Jazz / Blue Note | AMSC 1043
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jackie McLean albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality! Fat Jazz / Jackie's Bag / New Soil / Swing Swang. I love being surprised by a newly discovered voice. It's like suddenly stumbling across new country: so much to explore, a Place To Be as Hiromi once so felicitously titled one of her projects. Jackie McLean affords the listener many pleasures.First, his balance of feeling and sensibility. Jackie is very much the Romantic, probing, adventurous, dynamic. Second, his gift for improvisation is very painterly. The pictures he creates in the listeners mind are fresh and repay repeated focused listening. Thirdly, his sense of drive and swing is flawless-the man can pivot from figure to the next with a lithe athletic grace. Fourth, Jackies improvisations are like the best modern poetry, full of the sound of surprise.
Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)

Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 583 Mbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: MPEG Audio 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 April 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 1,99 GB (DVD5)

Cannonball Adderley - One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were going to play) helped make him one of the most popular of all jazzmen.
Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford's group at the Cafe Bohemia. His playing created such a sensation that he was soon signed to Savoy and persuaded to play jazz full-time in New York.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series} [re-up]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 175 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
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© 2008 Prestige / Concord | PRCD-30653 | Prestige RVG Remaster Series | PRLP 7005
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

After issuing 10" EPs for several years, Concorde (1955) marked two significant touchstones in the five-plus-decade career of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ). One of those was the replacement of co-founder Kenny Clarke (drums) with former Lester Young quintet member Connie Kay (drums), who joined in time for the other hallmark – this, the MJQ's very first full-length long-player. Kay remained with the combo for the better part of four decades, until his passing in 1994. The transition between percussionists is both smooth as well as sensible. Kay's understated rhythms and solid timekeeping are perfectly suited to the clever arrangements and sophisticated sound of Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano) and Percy Heath (bass).
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings [4CD BoxSet] (2003) [re-up]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings (2003) [4CD Box Set]
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© 2003 Fantasy / Prestige / Pablo | 4PRCD 4438-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool

In typical Fantasy Records aplomb, this four-CD set collects the eight albums which the Modern Jazz Quartet either mentored or collaborated on during their tenure at the commencement and nadir of their reign as jazz's premier chamber ensemble. Beginning with the 1952 issue of Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson Quintet recording (the earlier Milt Jackson Quartet sides are not here for obvious reasons, as the band did not commence its fully developed form on them) featuring original drummer Kenny Clarke before Connie Kay replaced him, and ending with This One's For Basie in 1985; the association the MJQ had with Prestige was a monumental one.