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The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) [2015 Japan SHM-CD]

28-07-2016, 08:03
Jazz | Soul | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Title: Black Orchid [Japan SHM-CD 24-192 Remaster]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1962)
Label: Universal Japan [UCCQ-5104]
Genre: Jazz / Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log) | Mp3
Total Time: 01:09:57
Total Size: 705 MB | 296 MB (Scans)

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note, recording over ten albums worth of material during those four years. During all that time, the group never changed their style much, concentrating on lightly swinging, lightly soulful mainstream jazz that balanced jazz and pop standards with bluesy originals. As time progressed, they veered closer to soul-jazz, but each of their records sounded quite similiar and were equally satisfying. Black Orchid, their last album for Blue Note in the early '60s (they would rejoin the label in another four years), was no exception to the rule.
It displays their knack for deftly swinging uptempo numbers, light blues and sensitive standards. If anything, it swings a little harder and is a little more soulful than some of its predecessors. Again, the very fact that the music is instantly enjoyable and accessible makes some jazz critics write the Three Sounds off, but Gene Harris, Andrew Simpkins and Bill Dowdy are genuine stylists with prodigious technique. It's difficult to make music this consistently enjoyable, and the Three Sounds illustrate that they have the knack once again on Black Orchid.


01 - Black Orchid
02 - A Foggy Day
03 - For All We Know
04 - Oh Well Oh Well
05 - At Last
06 - Secret Love
07 - Don't Go Don't Go
08 - Saucer Eyes
09 - Babe's Blues (bonus track)
10 - Over The Rainbow (bonus track)
11 - Tadd's Delight (bonus track)
12 - Azule Serape (bonus track)
13 - For Dancers Only (bonus track)
14 - Nature Boy (bonus track)

Gene Harris - piano
Andrew Simpkins - bass
Bill Dowdy - drums

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) [2015 Japan SHM-CD]

The Three Sounds - Black Orchid (1962) [2015 Japan SHM-CD]

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