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Jutta Hipp Quintet - New Faces-New Sounds From Germany (1954/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jutta Hipp Quintet
Title: New Faces-New Sounds From Germany
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1954(BLP 5056)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 27:17
Recorded: Frankfurt Am Main, West Germany, April 24, 1954

Incredible postwar bop recordings by one of the hippest groups in Germany! During the 50s, pianist Jutta Hipp cut a number of straighter sides for Blue Note that were recorded in the US – but this album features earlier German recordings, some later issued by Blue Note – all done with a killer quintet that features a young Joki Freund on tenor sax and Emil Mangelsdorff on alto!
Jutta's core trio features Hans Kresse on bass and Karl Sanner on drums – but the real charm of the records is the horn players – working with amazing interplay that really makes the record shine – working in unison on many of the intros to the songs, cutting back and forth like a double-edged sword, then breaking out into wonderfully compact solos that easily rival the best of the west coast at the time!
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Jose James - While You Were Sleeping (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: José James
Title: While You Were Sleeping
Genre: R&B, Pop Rock, Neo-Soul, Jazz Funk
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 50:47
Recorded: 2014, Brooklyn, NY

Singer-songwriter José James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons; constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process. Now on the heels of his critically acclaimed Blue Note Records debut No Beginning No End, José returns with his dynamic and daring fifth album While You Were Sleeping. While keeping his trademark soulful baritone at the forefront, Jose adeptly weaves elements of indie rock, folk, funk, blues, hip hop and R&B into an experience journeying from desire to introspection and spiritual epiphany.
José set out to create an album that captured the spirit of his newfound creative space. The album's title track "While You Were Sleeping" ebbs and flows beautifully, ruminating on the end of a love affair. The song culminates in crashing waves of self-reflection and affirmation. If anything can be said about José James, aside from marveling at his impressive talent and incomparable voice, it's that he is indeed a fearless artist. While You Were Sleeping is another momentous milestone along his creative path.
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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints
Title: Live At Monterey Jazz Festival
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Modern Creative
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 51:53
Recorded live at Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21, 2013. Mixed at Sear Sound, New York, NY on December 18, 2013. Mastered at Battery Studios, New York, NY.

Saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas have announced an April 7 release date for Live at Monterey Jazz Festival, the debut recording from their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. The album features the debut of two new compositions written for the band by the band's primary inspiration: Wayne Shorter. Sound Prints will be performing at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City on May 15 & 16 in The Appel Room as part of their Wayne Shorter Festival. Further tour dates will be announced shortly.
For almost twenty years, Lovano and Douglas have been prime moving forces in the jazz scene, their paths crossing often on stage and occasionally on record. Douglas appears on Lovano’s 2001 Blue Note album Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two and they overlapped as members of the SFJAZZ Collective for three seasons during which the band performed the repertoire of Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, and their mutual touchstone: saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Sound Prints takes their inspiration from the music of 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 new Shorter compositions in direct collaboration with the composer himself. The band is fueled by a desire to push the boundaries of their music as far as they can stretch, similar to the expansive role Shorter has played in jazz since his debut with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1959.
In the album's liner notes Shorter exclaims: "Onward! Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron! It's not often when a combination of musicians such as the aforementioned elect to immerse themselves in an explorative adventure without hesitation or reservation. May they continue forging ahead on the trail less trodden. Onward!"
“The defining trait of Sound Prints,” wrote Nate Chinen in The New York Times in a 2012 review of their engagement at the Village Vanguard, “is the tangled crosstalk of its front line: an urbane, on-the-fly counterpoint brimming with crooked urgency, like a choice bit of dialogue in a David Mamet play."
In the summer of 2011 Sound Prints opened for Shorter’s Quartet on a European tour. They weren’t performing any of his tunes yet but time spent with the legend and his band made a big impact on the group. When Sound Prints appeared on the bill with Shorter at New York’s Town Hall in June 2013 he presented them with the new scores of “Destination Unknown” and "To Sail Beyond The Sunset,” two pieces commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival. “The music came handwritten – very detailed, very precise,” says Douglas.
Sound Prints’ debut album was recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21, 2013. Lovano and Douglas contributed two songs apiece to the set and the Shorter compositions were given their public debut that day. “The recordings are the very first performances of the newly commissioned tunes,” said Douglas. “We all were at a heightened state of paying attention. Shorter took a lot of risks exploring elements of change. It was such a high to play it for him." "The music moves from today into tomorrow,” adds Lovano. “Wayne told us the melody was just a suggestion - tell your own story with it.”
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Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter (1969/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Johnny Winter
Title: Johnny Winter
Genre: Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Hard Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1969/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 34:20
Recorded: February-March, 1969 in Nashville

Johnny Winter is Johnny Winter's second studio album, released in 1969. UK CBS issued this as a nine track late -69 in both stereo and mono (S63619/M63619). This album may have been intended as a Quadraphonic album as a 4-channel reel was prepared but to this day remains unreleased.
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Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1959/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jimmy Smith
Title: The Sermon!
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Mainstream Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1959 (BLP 4011/BST 84011)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:08
Recorded: Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957 & February 25, 1958

The Sermon is one of Jimmy Smith's classics which revolutionized the organ and popularized the instrument in a jazz context. Smith turns the organ into almost an ensemble itself. He plays walking bass lines and chordal accompaniment with his left hand, solos with his right hand. Smith fuses R&B, blues and gospel influences with bebop references and devices into a jubilant, attractive sound that many others immediately absorbed before following in his footsteps. These sessions, recorded in 1957 and 1958 with two different all-star bands, include trumpeter Lee Morgan, alto saxophonists George Coleman and Lou Donaldson, guitarists Kenny Burrell and Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey.
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Jerry Garcia Band - On Broadway: Act One - October 28th, 1987 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Jerry Garcia Band
Title: On Broadway: Act One - October 28th, 1987
Genre: Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Bluegrass
Label: © ATO Records | Jerry Garcia Family LLC
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Duration: 02:57:31
Recorded at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City on October 28, 1987

We’re excited to announce the debut of On Broadway, a new archival series celebrating Jerry’s magical 13 night run at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City’s Broadway theater district. The first installment, On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987, will arrive June 23rd on Round Records as a 3CD set or digital download and is currently available for pre-order in the Official Garcia Store.

On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 presents three complete sets of music, including previously unreleased matinee and evening acoustic sets from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, as well as the evening electric set from the Jerry Garcia Band. The release was produced from newly remastered two-track soundboard recordings originally captured to digital audio tape and includes previously unpublished live photos, and a liner note essay by author, historian and Grateful Dead publicist, Dennis McNally.
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Jeanne Added - Be Sensational (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Jeanne Added
Title: Be Sensational
Genre: Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Club/Dance
Label: © naïve
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:37:38
Recorded: Studio Watchtower, Madville, France

Révélation des Trans-musicales de Rennes 2014, Jeanne Added sera l’artiste à suivre en 2015. Connue pour ses nombreuses collaborations, elle sort son premier projet solo. Le résultat est fort, voire brutal. L’écoute de l’album nous plonge dans un univers unique qui place Jeanne Added directement parmi les grands.

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Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown (1953/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jay Jay Johnson
Title: Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Trombone Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1953(BLP 5028)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 25:46
Recorded: WOR Studios, NYC, June 22, 1953

Bebop trombone great Jay Jay Johnson and saxophone player Jimmy Heath got together with rising star trumpeter Clifford Brown to record this 10-inch album in 1953. They were joined in the studio by John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums), all three moonlighting from the Modern Jazz Quartet. This album has since become a kind of audio textbook for jazz trombonists and a career hallmark for Johnson. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings includes it in their "Core Collection" and awarded it a rare and coveted "crown." The material on this album has been repackaged and released as The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1.
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Jason Moran - All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jason Moran
Title: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Modern Creative, Piano Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Easy Listening, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 43:59
Recorded: Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, NY.

Acclaimed pianist Jason Moran teams up with vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello to recast the music of legendary jazz entertainer Fats Waller as a modern dance party. Moran and Ndegeocello host a changeable cast of musicians that includes vocalist Lisa E. Harris, Moran's longtime trio The Bandwagon and a funky horn-inflected ensemble anchored by drummer Charles Haynes featuring trumpeter Leron Thomas and trombonist Josh Roseman, as well as guest saxophonist Steve Lehman. All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, a Grammy nominee, was produced by Ndegeocello and Blue Note Records president and musician Don Was. The album was recorded and mixed by Bob Power, known for honing the sound on classic hip-hop records by A Tribe Called Quest, Common and The Roots.

"Fats Waller is a special kind of provocateur. It stems mainly from the fact that he was a singer as well as a pianist. Sometimes he was like an MC. It has always amazed me that a pianist whose playing was so deep could sing and keep a running commentary of what was going on around him all at the same time." --Jason Moran
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