Andy And The Bey Sisters – ‘Round Midnight (1965) [24bit FLAC]

Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Andy And The Bey Sisters
Album: ‘Round Midnight
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1965
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:33:26
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 340.81 MB
Label: Prestige Records

Andy Bey remains what he was back when this album first took shape—the most recognized, and perhaps the most recognizable, member of the Bey family. A fearsomely gifted singer, he boasts spectacular range all but disguised by the warmth and immediacy of his vocal instrument…Because of his prominence in the trio, Andy and the Bey Sisters often falls into the category of origin bands—the trio that launched Andy Bey’s career…But think of it primarily as a vocal group that, at its best, helped establish the intertwined heights conjoined voices might attain. —Neil Tesser [from new liner notes]

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Abdullah Ibrahim – African Piano (1970) [24bit FLAC]

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Piano (1970) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Abdullah Ibrahim
Album: African Piano
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1970
Tracks: 08
Duration: 00:38:43
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 771.01 MB
Label: JAPO Records

Sometimes a musical message is so urgent that questions of recording quality are almost beside the point. Informally recorded in 1969 in a noisy club — Copenhagen’s famous Jazzhus Montmartre — the flavour of African Piano is ‘documentary’ rather than luxuriantly hi-fidelity, yet the essence of Abdullah Ibrahim’s communication comes through loud and clear. The listener is drawn into the robust rhythms of his solo piano style, as he re-examines the history of jazz from a South African perspective, with echoes of songs of the townships, and vamps that hint of Monk and Duke and much more. African Piano was a highly influential album, and it has lost none of its power.

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Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Addison Farmer, Elvin Jones – Farmer’s Market (1956) [24bit FLAC]

Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Addison Farmer, Elvin Jones - Farmer's Market (1956) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Addison Farmer, Elvin Jones
Album: Farmer’s Market
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1956
Tracks: 06
Duration: 00:36:36
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 377.08 MB
Label: Prestige Records

By 1956, when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication, and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy “Farmer’s Market” had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer’s 1951 version with Wardell Gray. Here, Farmer’s remake has one of his best solos of the 1950s. His bassist twin brother Addison is in the rhythm section, along with pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Elvin Jones, new to New York from Detroit. The underrated Hank Mobley is on tenor saxophone.

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