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Joan Chamorro & Joana Casanova - Joan Chamorro presenta Joana Casanova (2020)

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Joan Chamorro & Joana Casanova - Joan Chamorro presenta Joana Casanova (2020)

Joan Chamorro & Joana Casanova - Joan Chamorro presenta Joana Casanova (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 150.92 Mb | 1:03:48 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Associació Sant Andreu Jazz Band

Escucho Birdsong, letra y música de Joana Casanova. Lo hago mientras escribo estas palabras y lo hago realmente emocionado y feliz, por varias razones. Conocí a Joana Casanova cuando ella tenía 14 años, que comenzó a ser alumna mía de saxo. Al cabo de un par de años le propuse incorporarse a mi proyecto Sant Andreu Jazz Band, sabiendo que sería para ella una gran motivación y que como vocalista y saxofonista enriquecería el sonido de la banda, como así ha sido. Joana es la muestra de que, con constancia, con trabajo, con fe y con amor se puede conseguir lo que te propongas.

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Gabriele Mirabassi - Racconti Mediterranei (2000) {Egea}

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Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Gabriele Mirabassi - Racconti Mediterranei (2000) {Egea}

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Gabriele Mirabassi - Racconti Mediterranei (2000) {Egea}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 140MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Mainstream

The album, recorded by the Teatro Comunale of Gubbio, holds full faith to the header with a series of intense sound portraits deeply linked to mood and Mediterranean influences. Themes are poignant, touching and delicate atmosphere, to be approached with serenity, lulled and excite. The magical relationship that has existed between the Roman pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the small label Perugia EGEA allowed the artist to add another valuable element to its already long list of merits. The relationship between Pieranunzi and EGEA not deny the matrix jazz pianist but strengthens it by adding to the foundation jazz popular mood, Mediterranean, simple but very deep Pieranunzi has evidently inherent in his own mind as a musician.

Paul Abirached & Alain Jean-Marie - Nightscape (2013)

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Paul Abirached & Alain Jean-Marie - Nightscape (2013)

Paul Abirached & Alain Jean-Marie - Nightscape (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 152.50 Mb | 40:23 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Piano/Guitar Duo | Country: France | Label: Rainbow Collection - RAIN 1404

Nightscape from the young Parisian guitarist Paul Abirached and the not-so-young, venerable pianist Alain Jean-Marie is the first album of a new series on Archie Shepp's Archieball label called the Rainbow Collection. These two musicians already worked together as part of a quartet on the recording of Paul Abirached's first album Dream Steps. This second work is one of great elegance. The album features five original compositions by Abirached and covers of works by Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter and Billie Holiday.

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011 [Re-Up]

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Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011 [Re-Up]

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Phoenix Records | # 131510 | Time: 01:18:41

In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads. Webster uses the latter voice throughout this two-LP set. On all but four of 20 selections, Ben is backed by a string section arranged by Ralph Burns (except for "Chelsea Bridge" which was arranged by Billy Strayhorn) and, although clarinetists Tony Scott and Jimmy Hamilton and pianists Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones are heard from, the focus is otherwise entirely on the great tenor. The final four numbers, which matches Webster with Wilson in a stringless quartet, also stick to ballads. Music that is both beautiful and creative.

Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)

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Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)

Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:53
Mainstream Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Stunt Records | # STUCD 15122

Back in 1964, saxophonist Stan Getz made one of those perfect albums. He teamed up with famed Brazilian songwriters and guitarists, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and delivered one of the best records in his career: Gezt/Gilberto (Verve, 1964). The combination of the wistfully vibrant bossa nova and the sensual saxophone sound of Getz proved to be irresistible. History has a way of repeating itself and now it is time for yet another crucial meeting between a group of Brazilian musicians and an American saxophonist. Harry Allen could be considered one of the most prominent heirs to the sound of Getz, so it was only a matter of time before he would find the ideal partner to make an album with a perfect Brazilian sound. In fact, his partner found him. In the elaborate notes to the album Something About Jobim, producer and bassist, Rodolfo Stroeter, tells the story of the album. When his good friend, record producer Søren Friis of Stunt Records, gave him a bunch of records to listen to, one of them especially caught his attention.

Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)

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Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)

Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:06:59
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Arbors Records | # ARCD 19450

The legendary Four Brothers reed section of Woody Herman's famous "Second Herd" big band of 1947, (Herbie Steward, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz and Serge Chaloff) is reimagined and reinvigorated by jazz icons Harry Allen, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart and Gary Smulyan on the exciting, swinging and audacious recording of The Candy Men by Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band. Offering a sensational set of twelve bop-infused tunes containing some hard-driving, mid-tempo swing pieces to breathy and bossa-styled ballads, one sampling of this disc is just not enough. The material and the musicianship is so outstanding, that the late, great bandleader Woody Herman himself, would be proud of the way this group of jazz icons, has so elegantly represented the original Brothers section.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD

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Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 102 Mb | 01:15:06
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Cool, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Verve | # 531 230-2

This single CD reissues all of the music from two rare Dizzy Gillespie LPs. Dating from 1963-64, the set features the trumpeter's interpretation of the score of the obscure film The Cool World (although these are not the actual performances heard in the movie) plus 11 themes from other films. Gillespie, who is joined by James Moody (on tenor, alto and flute), pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins, was in peak form during that era and hopefully all of his other Philips recordings will also be reissued by Verve in the future. Although the liner notes deal only with The Cool World, the other set is actually of greater interest. Gillespie uplifts such tunes as the "Theme from Exodus," "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," "Never on Sunday" and "Walk on the Wild Side," turning them into swinging jazz. The Cool World pieces (all composed by Mal Waldron) are also worth hearing although they are not as memorable overall. This set is a real historical curiosity and, although not essential, it is a release that should please Dizzy Gillespie fans while reminding others of how great a trumpeter he was before his long decline.

Kenny Burrell - Giants of Jazz (2004)

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Kenny Burrell - Giants of Jazz (2004)

Kenny Burrell - Giants of Jazz (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 242.27 Mb | 56:46 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz, Bop | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Jazz - SVY 17407

This edition of Savoy's Giants of Jazz series delves into cuts Kenny Burrell recorded for the Muse label in the late '70s and early '80s. While not as consistent as the Motor City guitarist's classic work in the '50s on Blue Note, this material certainly isn't second tier. All ten tracks, "St. Thomas," "You and the Night and the Music," "All Blues," "Listen to the Dawn," "Flamingo," "In a Mellow Tone," "Groovin' High," "Over the Rainbow," "Tenderly," and "Willow Weep for Me," have been remastered using 24-bit digital transfers from the original acetates and tape masters. Hearing these tracks freshened up is a pleasure and should even satisfy the picky audiophile. The only downside to this disc, and the Savoy Giants of Jazz series, is the lack of personnel and recording dates. Still, the mid-line pricing makes this set recommended. ~ AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)

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Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Music Group | # OJC-31276 | Time: 00:59:56

The centennial of Ben Webster's birth occurred in 2009 and producer Nick Phillips mined the vaults of various Concord-owned labels, including Pablo, Riverside, Contemporary, and Prestige/Swingville, to create this compilation featuring the late tenor saxophonist. One of the three giants of his instrument during the 1930s and 1940s (along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young), Webster was still very much at the top of his game when these sessions were recorded. When he took part in the series of small-group dates with Art Tatum, he refused to be intimidated by the pianist's intricate flourishes, simply delivering majestic solos in "My One and Only Love," "All the Things You Are," and "Have You Met Miss Jones." He's very comfortable with old friends Benny Carter and Barney Bigard in an easygoing setting of Carter's "Lula." The two live tracks, "Caravan" and "Georgia on My Mind" taken from At the Renaissance, also find Webster in an inspired mood, supported by a rhythm section including pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarist Jim Hall.

Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015 [Re-Up]

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Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015 [Re-Up]

Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea (1955) 60th Anniversary 3 CD Box Set 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 426 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | Time: 02:38:53
Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz, Swing, Bop, Cool | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88875120842

Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner's greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, The Complete Concert By The Sea celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the original concert from September 19, 1955. The complete live concert recording newly uncovered by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and digitally remastered in its entirety after six decades is produced by Guggenheim Award-winning jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal. The 3-CD box set contains the complete live Concert By The Sea including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

John Beasley- MONK’estra Plays John Beasley (2020)

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John Beasley- MONK’estra Plays John Beasley (2020)

John Beasley- MONK’estra Plays John Beasley (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 420 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:23
Mainstream Jazz, Bop | Label: Mack Avenue Records

Over the course of two albums, bandleader/composer/arranger John Beasley has reimagined Thelonious Monk’s iconic compositions through his inventive, versatile MONK’estra­ – a big band able to deftly navigate the legend’s eccentricities from a variety of perspectives, from boisterous swing to raucous funk to Afro-Cuban explosiveness. MONK’estra, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 each garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations, alongside widespread critical acclaim. Beasley veers off in new directions on his stunning third album in the series, MONK’estra Plays John Beasley. As the title implies, this time out the band shifts focus to its fearless leader’s own estimable compositions and piano playing, alongside a quartet of Monk classics and a tune apiece by Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

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The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:14
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 833 551-2

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads – and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit. This 1957 date with the Oscar Peterson Trio is one of the highlights of that golden '50s run. After starting off with two bluesy originals – the slow burning title track and gutsy "Late Date" – Webster gets to the heart of things on five wistful ballads: Here, his exquisitely sly "Makin' Whoopee" is only outdone by an incredibly nuanced "Where Are You." Providing sympathetic counterpoint, Peterson forgoes his usual pyrotechnics for some leisurely compact solos; his cohorts – guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Stan Levey – are equally assured and splendid.

Stan Getz - Apasionado (1990) [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Apasionado (1990) [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Apasionado (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:50:41
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: A&M | # 395297-2

Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz's neo-big band album Apasionado has been consigned to minor league status since its original release in 1990. It does, indeed, look unpromising: recorded in fall 1989, when Getz was undergoing treatment for the cancer which would kill him less than two years later; with a pair of synthesizers replicating a string section; and with the commercially astute but MOR focused Herb Alpert producing. But 20 years on and rereleased, Apasionado rises way above expectations. Getz is in soaring form, commanding attention so completely that the ersatz strings, and Alpert's slight arrangements, become irrelevant, barely emerging from the distant background where they belong. Apasionado, despite the received wisdom, is actually a very fine Getz album. The album's structure was modeled, in large part, on Getz's masterpiece Focus (Verve, 1961), on which the saxophonist improvised, with practically no rehearsal and without prewritten melodies, over a suite played by a string orchestra arranged by Eddie Sauter.

Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar (1952-1956) (2CD) (2004) {Repost}

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Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar (1952-1956) (2CD) (2004) {Repost}

Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar (1952-1956) (2CD) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 458 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 232 Mb | 01:41:21 | Scans ~ 22.20 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Membran Music - 221957-306

One of the finest guitarists to emerge after the death of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel was a reliable bop soloist throughout his career. He played with a big band fronted by Chico Marx (1943), was fortunate enough to appear in the classic jazz short Jammin' the Blues (1944), and then worked with the big bands of Charlie Barnet (1944-1945) and Artie Shaw (1945); he also recorded with Shaw's Gramercy Five. Kessel became a busy studio musician in Los Angeles, but was always in demand for jazz records. He toured with the Oscar Peterson Trio for one year (1952-1953) and then, starting in 1953, led an impressive series of records for Contemporary that lasted until 1961 (including several with Ray Brown and Shelly Manne in a trio accurately called the Poll Winners).

Dave Brubeck - Time Was (4CD) (2005) {Compilation}

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Dave Brubeck - Time Was (4CD) (2005) {Compilation}

Dave Brubeck - Time Was (4CD) (2005) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 771 Mb | 05:12:50 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Piano Jazz | Label: Proper Box - PROPERBOX 90

The first thing I'd like to convey is that this Proper box has excellent sound. It's very clear & natural. Top notch remastering indicates some extra care was devoted on this release. Paul Desmond was the primary draw for me on this purchase along with the live stuff. Brubeck's Live at Oberlin was the obvious well known release which is included here on CD4. This begins in the late 40s and is a large band configuration which is quite interesting & unique. Few would ever guess Brubeck would be in the midst of this!