23 dezembro 2011

Human Arts Ensemble - Streets of St. Louis (1974)

Human Arts Ensemble - Streets of St. Louis
Moers Music 1978

A1 - Streets Of St. Louis - 13:10
A2 - Miles Beyond Composed by – Joseph Bowie - 10:05
B1 - Entensity Big Composed by Joseph Bowie - 11:39
B2 - Hard Light - 7:06

Charles Bobo Shaw - drums
Lester Bowie - trumpet
Hamiet Bluiett - baritone sax
Julius Hemphill - alto sax
Joseph Bowie - trombone
Abdul Wadud - cello
Dominique Gaumont - guitar

Recorded live at Studio Rivbea New York on September 6, 1974


Thanks to freedom-records

21 dezembro 2011

Arban´s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

Clifford Brown Ensemble - Featuring Zoot Sims (1954)

Clifford Brown Ensemble Label: Pacific Jazz 19 10" LP 1955

Design and Photo: William Claxton

Clifford Brown (tp) Stu Williamson (vtb, tp) Zoot Sims (ts) Bob Gordon (bars) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d) Jack Montrose (arr)
Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 1954

*Clifford Brown (tp) Stu Williamson (vtb, tp) Zoot Sims (ts) Bob Gordon (bars) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Shelly Manne (d) Jack Montrose (arr)
Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1954

1- Daahoud
2- Finders Keepers
3- Joy Spring
4- Gone With the Wind*
5- Bones for Jones*
6- Blueberry Hill*
7- Tiny Capers*


Thanks to HotBeatJazz

15 dezembro 2011

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : Avant Pop [1986]

Lester Bowie - Stanton Davis - Malachi Thompson - Rasul Siddik
Steve Turre - Frank Lacy
french horn
Vincent Chancey
Bob Stewart
Phillip Wilson

1. The Emperor (Steve Turre) 10:33
2. Saving All My Love for You (Michael Masser) 5:08
3. B Funk (Lester Bowie) 3:50
4. Blueberry Hill (Al Lewis) 5:33
5. Crazy (Willie Nelson) 5:26
6. Macho (Steve Turre) 6:28
7. No Shit (Lester Bowie) 5:14
8. Oh, What a Night (Marvin Junior) 5:32

ECM Records 1986


11 dezembro 2011

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy "Twilight Dreams" 1987

"I Am With You"
2. "Personality" (Logan, Price)
3. "Duke's Fantasy" (Waldron)
4. "Thriller" (Temperton)
5. "Night Time (Is the Right Time)" (Herman)
6. "Vibe Waltz" (Lacy)
7. "Twilight Dreams"

Recorded April 1987 at Rawlston Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY for Uk based Venture label.

Lester Bowie: trumpet
Vincent Chancey: french horn
Frank Lacy: trombone
Steve Turre: trombone
Malachi Thompson: trumpet
Rasul Siddik: trumpet
Stanton Davis: trumpet
Bob Stewart: tuba
Phillip Wilson: drums


Thanks to Not Quite Archaic

Long the LP of myth and legend, Twilight Dreams first came into my life as a fable. As a young trumpet player, the tale of mystical all brass free-dixie re-imaginations of pop standards like Thriller (heard by a friend of a friend of a friend...) seemed just beyond the realm of grasp that when I accidentally stumbled upon a copy of this at a rather shoddy used record store on the L.E.S. shortly after my move here, there was no way i was going to let it pass me by. Enjoy.

Lester Bowie... a way of life

Jazz is neither specific repertoire, nor academic exercise... but a way of life.
Lester Bowie

09 dezembro 2011

Lester Bowie - The Great Pretender (1981) ECM

* Lester Bowie - trumpet
* Bluiett Hamiet - baritone saxophone
* Donald Smith - piano, organ
* Fred Williams - bass
* Philip Wilson - drums
* Fontella Bass - vocals
* David Peaston - vocals

01. The Great Pretender 16:54
02. It's Howdy Doody Time 02:11
03. When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain 03:42
04. Rios Negroes 07:19
05. Rose Drop 07:26
06. Oh, How The Ghost Sings 05:51


Frank Lowe - Fresh (1975)

01 - Epistrophy - Clarke, Monk 07:41
02 - Play Some Blues - Lowe 04:51
03 - Fresh - Lowe 06:15
04 - Misterioso - Monk 11:44
05 - Chu's Blues - Lowe 06:28 *

Total Time: 36:59

Recorded at Blue Rock Studios NYC, March 7th 1975
Frank Lowe - tenor saxophone
Lester Bowie - trumpet
Joseph Bowie - trombone
Abdul Wadud - cello
Charles Bobo Shaw - drums (tracks 2 to 4)
Steve Reid - drums (Epistrophy only)
Selene Fung - Cheng (Fresh only)

* Recorded at Free Tone Studios Memphis Tennessee, September 1974
Frank Lowe - tenor saxophone
"The Memphis Four"


The emphasis is on color and sound on this spirited avant-garde album. Four of the five selections feature the adventurous tenor of Frank Lowe with trumpeter Lester Bowie, trombonist Joseph Bowie, cellist Abdul Wadud and either Steve Reid or Bob Shaw on drums. They perform two Lowe originals and two pieces by Thelonious Monk; these renditions are full of surprises and contrasts. In addition, Lowe is heard with an unknown group of local musicians called "the Memphis Four" on "Chu's Blues" in 1974. Open-eared listeners should find this set to be quite stimulating. (~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide)

Frank Rosolino & Conte Candoli – Just Friends (1975)

Conte Candoli trumpet Frank Rosolino trombone Rob Pronk piano Isla Eckinger bass Todd Canedy drums

1. Stella by Starlight
2. Just Friends
3. There Is o Greater Love
4. Well You Needn’t
5. Quiet Nights
6. My Funny Valentine


Thanks to Hot Beat Jazz

02 dezembro 2011

Lester Bowie – African Children 1978

Lester Bowie - Trumpet, fluegelhorn, kelphorn, vocals, percussion, composer
African Children is a double LP.
Recorded in Rome on April 16, 1978 at Mama Dog Studio for the Italian Horo label.

Lester Bowie - trumpet
Arthur Blythe - alto sax
Amina Myers - piano, organ, vocal
Malachi Favors - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

01. Amina

02. Captain Courageous

03. Tricky Slicky
04. Chili Macdonald

05. For Fela

Miles Smiles

Miles Smiles 1966

▪ Miles Davis – Trumpet
▪ Wayne Shorter – Tenor saxophone
▪ Herbie Hancock – Piano
▪ Ron Carter – Double bass
▪ Tony Williams – Drums

1. Orbits (Wayne Shorter) - 4:37
2. Circle (Miles Davis) - 5:52
3. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) - 9:46
4. Dolores (Wayne Shorter) - 6:20
5. Freedom Jazz Dance (Eddie Harris) - 7:13
6. Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath) - 7:43


Flac 1 - 2


27 novembro 2011

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker : Carnegie Hall Concert : 1974

Line For Lyons
2. Margarine (previously unreleased)
3. For An Unfinished Woman
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Song For Strayhorn
6. It's Sandy At The Beach
7. K-4 Pacific
8. There Will Never Be Another You
9. Bernie's Tune

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, November 24, 1974.

Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax Chet Baker - trumpet Ed Byrne - trombone Bob James - piano
John Scofield - guitar Ron Carter - bass Harvey Mason - drums Dave Samuels - vibraphone, percussion

part 1 - part 2

At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the horns, and in addition to two of Mulligan's newer tunes, this set (the first of two volumes) also includes fresh versions of "Line for Lyons" and "My Funny Valentine."

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker

Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, November 1974 during rehearsal for concert at Carnegie Hall "Reunion with Chet Baker". Organized by Don Friedman.
Photographs by Franca R. Mulligan

Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan : El Viento Sagrado
por Diego Fischerman

20 novembro 2011

Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor - Where Do We Go From Here (2005)

Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn) John Taylor (piano)

1. Summer Night
2. For Tracy See
3. Mabel
4. Au Contraire
5. Canter N. 1
6. Squiggles
7. One Two Three
8. Where Do We Go From Here?
9. Dance
10. Fordor


Thanks to gumer

15 novembro 2011

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 'A Tribute to Don Cherry' 2008

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 'A Tribute to Don Cherry'

[ Sardinia Jazz Festival 2008 ]

RAI3, live broadcast from Sant'Anna Arresi, Piazza del Nuraghe, Sardinia, 5th September 2008

Kahil El'Zabar
drums, percussion, vocals

Corey Wilkes
trombone, flugelhorn, percussion

Ernest Dawkins
sax, percussion

Farred Haque


Thanks to corvimax at inconstant sol

Charles Brackeen : Rhythm X (1968)

Charles Brackeen, tenor saxophone

Don Cherry, trumpet

Charlie Haden, bass

Edward Blackwell, drums

1. Rhythm X - 07:57

2. Hour Glass - 11:31

3. Charles Concept - 06:41

4. C.B. Blues - 07:39

Recorded on January 26, 1968 at Upsurge Studio, New York City.



For all those who have longed for some real good Jazz...

One of the rare recordings from or with Charles Brackeen - here joined by Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell.

Thanks to inconstant sol

11 novembro 2011

“Mingus On Mingus”

Kickstarter Campaign for "Mingus On Mingus": a project documentary

Orangethenblue starts a Campaign to raise funds for filming a Charles Mingus documentary directed by his grandson Kevin Ellington Mingus. For more information go to Kickstarter Campaign for "Mingus On Mingus" to contribute. They even are open for suggestions and any help is important to keep the project moving forward. The goal is to raise $45,000 in 40 days until 18 dec.
To find more info about the documentary go to www.orangethenblue.com

"A grandson’s journey through the lore and legends of jazz history to find his grandfather, Charles Mingus he never knew
... . ...
There are many perspectives of my grandfather that have not had a place in defining his legacy…
I am seeking them out to understand him beyond myth, fable or a singular vision of his work.
We have begun to create a platform where we can use the ideals of jazz in the art of making a film
~ Kevin Ellington Mingus

SUPPORT this PROJECT by clicking here

07 novembro 2011

Kahil El'Zabar with Lester Bowie and Malachi Favors at Saalfelden 1987

photos by Helmut Klien, Rankweil, Austria

Kahil El'Zabar - percussion and voice
Lester Bowie - trumpet
Malachi Favors Maghostut - bass and percussion

Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria
, Aug 28, 1987

01. part one 45:37

02. part two 14:57

03. encore 07:37

Mp3 file here

Thanks to inconstantsol

30 outubro 2011

Julian Priester Sextet – Spiritsville 1960

Jazzland 1960 (réf. JLP 9225)

Julian Priester (trombone) - Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) - Charles Davis (baritone saxophone)
Sam Jones (bass) - McCoy Tyner (piano) - Arthur Taylor (drums)

1. Chi Chi
2. Blue Stride
3. It Might As Well Be Spring
4. Excursion
5. Spiritsville
6. My Romance
7. Donna's Waltz

Recorded in New York; July 12, 1960.

Thanks to KingCake

23 outubro 2011

Miles Davis - Nefertiti 1967

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

. Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) – 7:49
02. Fall (Wayne Shorter) – 6:33
03. Hand Jive (Tony Williams) – 8:51
04. Madness (Herbie Hancock) – 7:28
05. Riot (Herbie Hancock) – 3:01
06. Pinocchio (Wayne Shorter) – 5:04

MP3 @ 320

The Miles Davis Quintet 65-68

Miles Davis trumpet Wayne Shorter tenor saxophone Herbie Hancock piano Ron Carter bass Tony Williams drums

Miles Davis - E.S.P. 1965

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

01. E.S.P. (Wayne Shorter) – 5:28
02. Eighty-One (Ron Carter, Miles Davis) – 6:13
03. Little One (Herbie Hancock) – 7:20
04. R.J. (Ron Carter) – 3:55
05. Agitation (Miles Davis) – 7:44
06. Iris (Wayne Shorter) – 8:30
07. Mood (Ron Carter, Miles Davis) – 8:47

MP3 @ 320

21 outubro 2011

Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate

Buck Clayton
Buck and Buddy

1. High Life (Clayton) 5:25
2. When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen, Jenkins, Mercer) 5:34
3. Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers) 5:14
4. Can't We Be Friends ? (James, Swift) 4:03
5. Birdland Betty (Clayton) 8:01
6. Kansas City Nights (Clayton) 5:42

Buck Clayton - tp - Buddy Tate - ts - Sir Charles Thompson - p - Gene Ramey - b - Mousey Alexander - dr

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 20, 1960

PW : melanchthon

Count Basie veterans Buck Clayton and tenorman Buddy Tate teamed up during 1960-61 for a pair of Swingville recordings. This CD reissues the first one, a quintet outing with pianist Sir Charles Thompson, bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Mousie Alexander. The repertoire is split between three standards (including "When a Woman Loves a Man") and three Clayton originals. The melodic music consistently swings and practically defines "mainstream" jazz. Worth picking up.
Scott Yanow - allmusic.com

13 outubro 2011

Conte Candoli & Lee Morgan – Double Or Nothin’ (1957)

Liverty Records LRP 3045 - 1957
Fresh Sound Records (2003 release)

Lee Morgan & Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Bob Cooper (ts)
Dick Shreve (p) Red Mitchell (b) Stan Levey (d)
“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, February 14, 1957

Lee Morgan & Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Bob Cooper (ts)
Wynton Kelly (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b -1,7) Red Mitchell (b) Charlie Persip (d)
“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, February 27, 1957

1. Reggie of Chester (B. Golson)
2. Stablemates (B. Golson)
3. Celedia (B. Golson)
4. The Moto (Bob Cooper)
5. Champ (D. Gillespie)
6. Blues After Dark (B.Golson)
7. Wildwood (G. Gryce)
8. Quicksilver (H. Silver)
9. Bye Bye Blues (Lown)
MP3@320 : Flac

“Double or Nothin’” foi gravado em 1957 e lançado pela gravadora Liverty, pequeno selo da Califórnia. Originalmente creditado como “Howard Rumsey/Charlie Persip – Double Or Nothin’ (Liverty LRP 3045)”, teve nos anos 60 um relançamento em LP já em nome da dupla de trompetistas.
A cena da gravação: Músicos da costa leste que estavam em Hollywood acompanhando Dizzy Gillespie em apresentações e gravações pela Califórnia em Fevereiro de 1957, tocam nos fins de semana livres no famoso clube Lighthouse em Hermosa Beach, reduto dos músicos mais descolados da West Coast. O proprietário do Lighthouse era o contrabaixista Howard Rumsey, músico atuante no cenário local à época. Estão disponíveis para a sessão alguns músicos do hepteto que acompanha Dizzy Gillespie: o pupilo deste na ocasião, Lee Morgan, atuando em um trompete modelo Gillespie, com a famosa campana voltada pra o alto. O saxofonista Benny Golson, o pianista Wynton Kelly e o baterista Charlie Persip completam os Yankes. Os músicos locais de grande expressão, todos muito influenciados pelo som de NYC desde o bebop na metade dos anos 40, agora tinham sua atenção no hardbop que começava a ecoar da Big Apple. Alguns habituais das gravações no Lighthouse lá estavam: o especialíssimo trombonista Frank Rosolino, o saxofonista Bob Cooper, o pianista Dick Shrieve, o contrabaixista Red Mitchell e o baterista radicado na West Coast, Stan Levey. Estes gravaram ao lado de Candoli e Morgan no dia 14 de Fevereiro, temas: “Moto”, de Bob Cooper; “Stablemates”, de Benny Golson e “Quicksilver”, de Horace Silver. Os temas restantes foram gravados duas semanas depois com Wynton Kelly ao piano, Charlie Persip na bateria e o contrabaixista Wilfred Middlebrooks em dois temas. O repertório é todo de clássicos do hardbop, bebop e west-cost jazz. Benny Golson assina quatro maravilhas, Dizzy é lembrado em “The Champ”, o clássico hardbop “Quicksilver” de Horace Silver, “Wildwood” de Gigi Gryce, “Moto” de Bob Cooper e, ainda vale destacar, a bela balada “Celedia” de Golson.
“Double or Nothin’” é uma perfeita mistura de músicos de primeira qualidade, de concepções estéticas diversas, porém complementares, da sonoridade do leste e do oeste americano durante a efervescente cena musical da segunda metade dos criativos anos 50.

En Febrero de 1957, Dizzy Gillespie llegó a Los Angeles para dar una serie de conciertos. Entre los músicos que formaban su big-band de entonces se encontraba el baterista Charlie Persip y los integrantes de su combo partiucular, los "Charlie Persip's Jazz Statesmen": Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wilfred Middlebrooks y Wynton Kelly.
Los fines de semana estaban libres de compromisos y lo dedicaron a frecuentar el Lighthouse de Howard Rumsey en el cual, obviamente, se sucedieron inevitables jams con ellos sobre el escenario. Entusiasmado con el resultado, Rumsey sugirió que ambos grupos sumaran esfuerzos para una grabación.
Así surgió Double or Nothin', uno de los más celebrados encuentros entre músicos del Este y del Oeste.
Complementados con Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, Dick Shreve, Red Mitchell y Stan Levey, las grabaciones se realizaron el 14 y el 17 de Febrero de 1957 en la pequeña grabadora californiana Liberty Records.
Como acertadamente lo adjetiva Gordon en su libro, esta grabación es una de las joyas menos conocidas de la década de 1950.
Aunque reeditada en 2003 en forma de disco compacto por Fresh Sound Records bajo el nombre de Conte Candoli y Lee Morgan, el LP original está aquí gracias a Paolo!

Re-issue of all-star 1957 Hollywood studio gathering led by top trumpeters Conte Candoli and a youthful Lee Morgan with solid support from Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, Stan Levey, Charlie Persip, Dick Shrieve and Wilfred Middlebrooks.
The band were all regular performers at the famous Lighthouse Club and this session was organised and overseen by club owner and bass player Howard Rumsey. Benny Golson wrote 4 new pieces for the session, plus one from Bob Cooper, Dizzy’s “The Champ”, “Quicksilver” by Horace Silver, “Wildwood” by Gigi Gryce, and the perennial “Bye Bye Blues”.

Thanks to Hot Beat Jazz and Raz « Jazz Is My Life :-)

11 outubro 2011

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I only have eyes for you 1985

MP3@320 - 122 MB | Total time: 53:09

The debut by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy (an octet consisting of four trumpets, both Craig Harris and Steve Turre on trombones, the French horn of Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart on tuba and drummer Phillip Wilson) is one of their best recordings. Rather than playing their interpretations of pop tunes (which would be the direction Brass Fantasy would head in the future), this album finds the musicians performing originals by Bowie (including "When the Spirit Returns", Stewart, trumpeters Bruce Purse and Malachi Thompson and the standard title cut. The music is both whimsical and explorative, making for a colorful set.

Lester Bowie (Trumpet) Stanton Davis (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) Malachi Thompson (Trumpet) Bruce Purse (Trumpet) Craig Harris (Trombone) Steve Turre (Trombone) Vincent Chancey (French Horn) Bob Stewart (Tuba) Phillip Wilson (Drums)


1. I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin/Harry Warren) 10:27
2. Think (Bruce Purse) 1:31
3. Lament (Malachi Thompson) 13:47
4. Coming Back, Jamaica (Lester Bowie) 5:14
5. Nonet (Bob Stewart) 14:26
6. When The Spirit Returns (Lester Bowie) 7:44


Lee Morgan

Edward Lee Morgan

Jul 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA : Feb 19, 1972 in New York, NY

Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Neo-Bop, Modal Bop

Lee Morgan - The Last Session [1971]

Lee Morgan - The Last Session

01. Capra Black (15:32) (Harper)
02. In What Direction Are You Headed? (16:20) (Mabern)
03. Angela (6:24) (Merritt)
04. Croquet Ballet (10:57) (Harper)
05. Inner Passions Out (17:34) (Waits)

Lee Morgan - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Grachan Moncur III - Trombone
Bobbi Humphrey - Flute
Billy Harper - Tenor Sax, Alto Flute
Harold Mabern - Piano, Elect. Piano
Jymie Merritt - Elect. Bass
Reggie Workman - Bass, Percussion
Freddie Waits - Drums, Recorder

Recorded September 17 & 18 1971 at Van Gelders Studio

A cornerstone of the Blue Note label roster prior to his tragic demise, Lee Morgan was one of hard bop's greatest trumpeters, and indeed one of the finest of the '60s.

The final recording by Lee Morgan, this double LP has its moments but is somewhat erratic with some modal-oriented selections that ramble on too long and a forgettable debut (on "Croquet Ballet") for the trumpeter's discovery, flutist Bobbi Humphrey. Morgan (who was still just 33) is in generally good form and his band (with Billy Harper on tenor, keyboardist Harold Mabern, Jymie Merritt or Reggie Workman on bass and drummer Freddie Waits) is quite stimulating but the music has an uncomfortable and incomplete feel to it. It does leave one wondering what Lee Morgan would have done next had he lived.

Thanks to yorubajazz

03 outubro 2011

The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush! (1962)

Duke Pearson - Hush! (1962)
Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain | 1CD | | Release: 2008
MP3 | Joint Stereo | 44.1 Khz | 320 kbps | 182 MB

01. Hush!
02. Child's Play
03. Angel Eyes
04. Smoothie
05. Sudel
06. Friday's Child
07. Out of this World
08. Groovin' For Nat
09. Hush! (alternate)
10. Child's Play (alternate)
11. Sudel (alternate)
12. Little Johnny
13. Jano
on the original edition : Jazzline - www.jazzdisco.org
Johnny Coles  trumpet (1,2,4/6)
 Donald Byrd  trumpet (1,2,5,6)
Duke Pearson piano 
Bob Cranshaw bass 
Walter Perkins drums

NYC, January 12, 1962
1. Child's Play (take 2)
2. Sudel (take 4)
3. Angel Eyes (take 2)
4. Friday's Child (take 1)
5. Smoothie (take 4)
6. Hush! (take 2)
7. Out Of This World (take 1)

** also issued on Polydor (E) 423 224. Black Lion (E) BLCD 760134 entitled "Donald Byrd/Johnny Coles - Groovin' For Nat".

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