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Multiquarium Big Band feat. Bireli Lagrene - Remembering Jaco (2020) {Naive} [FIXED]

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Multiquarium Big Band feat. Bireli Lagrene - Remembering Jaco (2020) {Naive} [FIXED]

Multiquarium Big Band feat. Bireli Lagrene - Remembering Jaco (2020) {Naive}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front+Back | 392MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

Multiquarium Big Band feat. Biréli Lagrène: Remerbering Jaco is a tribute to Jaco Pastorius’s music, made by André Charlier (drums) and Benoit Sourisse (piano) from the Multiquarium Big Band, one of the best French Big Bands. Jaco Pastorius is a big star in the Jazz-Rock scene (and beyond), an icon for bass players all around the world, the one who brought to electric bass the possibility of becoming in some cases, a soloist instrument in a band. Jaco Pastorius made very famous solo albums and wrote amazing big band music. He played with Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell but was also a very important member of the famous Jazz-rock band, Weather Report with Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Peter Erskine (who contributes some spoken word to this album!) The virtuoso gypsy guitar player, Biréli Lagrène, has been invited to play electric fretless bass on the album.

Perico Sambeat Big Band - Voces (2015) {Nuba}

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Perico Sambeat Big Band - Voces (2015) {Nuba}

Perico Sambeat Big Band - Voces (2015) {Nuba}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 407MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

Lejos ahora de colores flamencos y del swing más rítmico, el nuevo proyecto nos presenta un jazz profundo y elaborado que explora las posibilidades de la orquesta. Con un grupo de músicos de confianza y espacios para la voz con toques mediterráneos, las composiciones del saxofonista brillan con luz propia. Además de las piezas escritas especialmente para la ocasión, Perico Sambeat da también nueva vida a algunos temas propios anteriores, como “Matilda”, que ahora se nos muestra en todo su esplendor.

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1954 [2 Albums] (2005-2007) (Re-up)

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Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1954 [2 Albums] (2005-2007) (Re-up)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1954 [2 Albums] (2005-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 633 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 338 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records

1952-1953 (2005). From July 26, 1952 to December 12, 1953, Count Basie continued to record for Norman Granz's Clef label, variously utilizing a quintet, sextet, nonet, and 16-piece big band. Released in 2005, this volume in the Classics Chronological Series documents all of the issued studio titles from this time period, neatly omitting no less than 15 Birdland radio broadcasts so as to focus upon the Count's protean adventures within the intimate confines of recording studios in New York and Los Angeles. Basie's excellent instrumentalists include trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Henry Coker, reedmen Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Charlie Fowlkes…

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969) (Re-up)

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Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969) (Re-up)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 189 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MPS Records (821291-2)

The MPS label scored a coup when they were able to set up a recording date with the Basie orchestra. It took place on October 20th, 1969 at Universal Studios in Chicago. As agreed upon, the band brought along standards from the Basie book, and the Count fulfilled MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwers wish that Basie play longer piano passages than usual; normally Basie limited himself to a short riff here and there. The way Basie and his orchestra played reminded me of a top long distance runner, producer Sonny Lester commented in the liner notes to the album. He went on to say that the bands playing was, disciplined, clean, with such a feel for timing and teamwork that you had the feeling that every band member was guided by the same brain. The best-known names in that particular group were tenor saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis and guitarist Freddie Green, a Basie mainstay over the decades.

Abdullah Ibrahim - Banyana (1976) {Enja}

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Abdullah Ibrahim - Banyana (1976) {Enja}

Abdullah Ibrahim - Banyana (1976) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 153MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

Abdullah Ibrahim sings and plays soprano on Ishmael but otherwise sticks to piano on this trio set with bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Roy Brooks. As usual Ibrahim's folkish melodies (this CD has six of his originals plus a previously alternate take of Ishmael) pay tribute to his South African heritage and Islam religion without becoming esoteric or inaccessible. Some of the unpredictable music gets a bit intense (Ibrahim is in consistently adventurous form) but his flights always return back to earth and have an air of optimism. An above average effort from a true individualist.

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

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Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio:
The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Swing, Big Band | Label: Acrobat | # AMACD024 | 00:51:50

Della Reese was born Deloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her local church from an early age. In late 1953 Della signed on with The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and moved to New York and soon had a recording contract with Jubilee Records. Duke Ellington really needs no introduction, being considered by many as the greatest American composer of the 20th Century. His orchestra, over its 50 plus years of performing and recording, launched the careers of many of jazz's greatest stars. The line up for this 1962 performance still featured such respected alumni as Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves. This unique live concert broadcast featuring Della Reese and The Duke Ellington Orchestra was recorded on February 13, 1962 in New York City as part of a radio series specifically designed to promote a National Guard recruiting effort.

Harry James - Classic Jazz Archive [Recorded 1937-1939] (2004)

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Harry James - Classic Jazz Archive [Recorded 1937-1939] (2004)

Harry James - Classic Jazz Archive [Recorded 1937-1939] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 418 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 304 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Membran Music (222003-306)

Harry James was one of the most outstanding instrumentalists of the swing era, employing a bravura playing style that made his trumpet work instantly identifiable. He was also one of the most popular bandleaders of the first half of the 1940s, and he continued to lead his band until just before his death, 40 years later.

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra - 1941 Vol. 2 (1998) (Re-up)

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Gene Krupa And His Orchestra - 1941 Vol. 2 (1998) (Re-up)

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra - 1941 Vol. 2 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 171 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1006)

This volume in the Classics Gene Krupa chronology presents everything recorded by the Gene Krupa Orchestra between June 5 and October 3, 1941. These sessions took place in New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. The music came out on the OKeh label and was well received by a record-buying public with an apparently insatiable appetite for pop vocals. In addition to smooth crooning from Howard Dulany and Johnny Desmond there were snappy, jazzy vocals from Anita O'Day. Dulany's best moments occur during the humorous "Love Me as I Am," a humble opus peppered with references to snoring and tabletop doodling…

Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - A Night In Englewood (1994) {Messidor}

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Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - A Night In Englewood (1994) {Messidor}

Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - A Night In Englewood (1994) {Messidor}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 346MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz

After Dizzy Gillespie's death in 1991, his colorful Afro-Cuban United Nation Orchestra (which was formed in 1988) was headed by altoist-clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera. With the better-known sidemen on this 1993 CD including first trumpeter Byron Stripling, trombonist Conrad Herwig and tenor saxophonist Mario Rivera, additional solo space was allocated to some of the other talented players as were guest spots for trumpeter Claudio Roditi, trombonist Slide Hampton and vibraphonist Dave Samuels. A Night in Englewood is an easily recommended set. The music is very Latin-oriented and shows that the orchestra had moved away from Gillespie's usual repertoire to exclusively feature originals by bandmembers (including D'Rivera's "I Remember Diz").

Bob Howard and His Orchestra - 1932-1947 [4 Albums] (1999-2000)

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Bob Howard and His Orchestra - 1932-1947 [4 Albums] (1999-2000)

Bob Howard and His Orchestra - 1932-1947 [4 Albums] (1999-2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 515 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records

Bob Howard made a remarkable number of recordings during 1935-38, enough to fill up five LPs. With the popularity of Fats Waller, Howard was signed by Decca as competition but he never came close despite the utilization of some notable sidemen. Howard moved to New York in 1926 and performed as a solo act. He was a fixture on 52nd Street in the 1930's, including at the Hickory House, Park Central Hotel and the Famous Door among others. Howard recorded five selections during 1931-32 for Columbia (three solo sides that included his vocals and two duets with trumpeter Manny Klein). A decent pianist, Howard stuck exclusively to goodtime vocals during his Decca period and among the other players on his records were Benny Carter (on trumpet and alto), trumpeters Bunny Berigan and Marty Marsala, clarinetists Buster Bailey, Barney Bigard, Cecil Scott and Artie Shaw, pianists Teddy Wilson…

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing} **[RE-UP]**

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Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing} **[RE-UP]**

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 466 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 269 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Legends is a 3CD compilation by jazz legend Artie Shaw. This was released by GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing.

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 799)

The European label's third Gene Krupa set reissues all of the recordings made by the drummer's big band during a five-month period in 1939. Although working steadily, Krupa's Orchestra had not broken through yet (it was still two years away from its prime period). With Irene Daye contributing ten pleasing vocals among the 22 selections and such soloists as trumpeter Nate Kazebier, trombonist Floyd O'Brien, tenor-saxophonist Sam Donahue and pianist Milt Raskin (along with the drummer/leader), the group was starting to show some strong potential, particularly on the instrumentals such as "The Madam Swings It" and "Hodge Podge." Well-played if not overly distinctive swing music.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:47
Jazz, Big Band, Retro Swing | Label: Southern Broadcasting

Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of the barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back-channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view. On September 25th, fans will be able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Count Basie and His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517909045)

When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like "Cute," "Little Pony," "Splanky," "Li'l Darlin'," and "Repetition," the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel…

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 767)

The second Gene Krupa CD in Classics complete reissuance of his swing-era recordings has 22 titles from Krupa's Orchestra during the latter half of 1938. The big band did not yet have its own personality, but Irene Day was a fine pop/swing vocalist; Leo Watson is in typically eccentric form singing four goodtime numbers; the arrangements of Jimmy Mundy and Chappie Willett generally swing hard; Vido Musso and Sam Donahue get off some fine tenor solos; and the leader/drummer really drives the band. Well worth picking up by swing fans.