The Gene Harris Quartet – Listen Here! (1989) [Reissue 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

The Gene Harris Quartet – Listen Here! (1989) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:50 minutes | Scans included | 3,35 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,00 GB
Genre: Jazz

Although often associated with the blues, only one of the ten selections on this quartet set by pianist Gene Harris (who is joined by guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jeff Hamilton) is technically a blues. On this excellent all-around showcase for the soulful pianist, Harris sounds in prime form exploring such tunes as “This Masquerade,” “Don’t Be That Way,” Eddie Harris’ “Listen Here,” and “The Song Is Ended.” Listen Here! gives listeners a pretty definitive look at Gene Harris’ accessible and swinging style.

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The Gene Harris & Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990/2004) [HDTracks FLAC 24/88,2]

The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet – At Last (1990/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 59:16 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download –Source:HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Concord Jazz

Originally released in 1990, this spectacular album boasts the allstar cast of bassist Ray Brown, guitarist Herb Ellis (Oscar Peterson Trio), saxophonist Scott Hamilton, piano great Gene Harris (Ray Brown Trio), and drum legend Harold Jones (Duke Ellington, Count Basie). This hi-res release lends a startling sense of depth and detail to the sound, making for an immensely enjoyable and intimate listen.

If anyone ever asks you what jazz is, words won’t do. Just play this music. -Nat Hentoff, former music columnist of The Washington Post and The New Yorker

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