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VA - Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal (2017)

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VA - Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal (2017)

VA - Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 414 MB
Label: Rune Grammofon – RCD2194 | Tracks: 09 | Time: 79:50 min
Jazz, Fusion

"Born in Oslo on 23rd August, Rypdal was already a star at home in his teens with pop-rock group The Vanguards. This was followed by the timely and inevitable passage through psychedelia with quartet The Dream, releasing their only album, Get Dreamy, in 1967. In 1968, still only 21 years old, Rypdal released Bleak House, the first, quite extraordinary album under his own name, fully showing what direction he was moving into. Min Bul, his trio with Bjornar Andresen and Espen Rud, followed with their only album two years later. Rypdal and fellow Norwegians Jan Garbarek, Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen were quickly picked up by Manfred Eicher, starting his ECM label.

Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}

Posted By: ruskaval
Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}

Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 648 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 253 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 348 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 CK Records | CK00400
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concerts with Maria Schneider are something special. They are stylistically not only out of the ordinary, they also manage to bring large orchestras to perform artistically at high voltage, with an energy and at a creative level which is otherwise known only in much smaller ensembles. It is not the music alone that drives the participants, but rather the serene seriousness of a band leader who demands a maximum of intensity from her compositions and passes this premise on to their interpretation. It is impossible to conceive of compositions for jazz orchestras more stringently. The instrumentalists know this too, and therefore feel called upon not only to reproduce the charts accurately but to work out all the contained hints, implications, and visions of sound down to the deepest levels. This original recording was made in May 2000 when Schneider appeared alongside the SWR Big Band. And for the SWR Big Band, those days in May 2000 are some of the highlights of their orchestral history.

John Lewis - The Wonderful World of Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2012]

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John Lewis - The Wonderful World of Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2012]

John Lewis - The Wonderful World of Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-27036)

This is one of pianist John Lewis' most rewarding albums outside of his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Three numbers (including a remake of "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West") showcase his piano in a quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Connie Kay. A 15-and-a-half-minute rendition of "Body and Soul" has one of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves' finest solos, while "Afternoon in Paris" features a diverse cast with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, Gunther Schuller on French horn, tenor man Benny Golson, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, and guitarist Jim Hall; altoist Eric Dolphy cuts everyone.

Chad Wackerman - Forty Reasons (1991) {CMP Records - CMP CD 48}

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Chad Wackerman - Forty Reasons (1991) {CMP Records - CMP CD 48}

Chad Wackerman - Forty Reasons (1991) {CMP Records - CMP CD 48}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
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© 1991 CMP Records | CMP CD 48
Jazz / Fusion / Post-Bop / Drums

The arrival on the shelves of Wackerman's FORTY REASONS seemed a long time coming. After Wackerman's tenure with Zappa and his continued work with Allan Holdsworth (who, naturally, lends his guitar prowess to FORTY REASONS), it seemed only logical that the crafty beatsmith would go out on his own. FORTY REASONS is a tidy thesis of lessons well learned, a snazzy musical diary of 20 years of modern fusion surfeited with complex drumming, a multitude of elastic-time changes, and attractive, high-tech melodies. There's also a healthy funk base anchoring it all. This brazen re-thinking of the form renders its future prognosis quite healthy, thanks not only to Wackerman but also to bassist Jimmy Johnson and keyboardist Jim Cox. Wackerman's choice in sidemen gives FORTY REASONS drop kick, punch, and top-notch performances by an airtight band.

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings (3CD box) (2000) **[RE-UP]**

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Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings (3CD box) (2000) **[RE-UP]**

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Prestige Recordings (3CD box) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 679 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 401 mb
Genre: jazz

The Complete Prestige Recordings is a 3CD box set by Thelonious Monk featuring songs he did with Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, and solo material. This was released in 2000.

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - Flood at the Ant Farm (1996) {Black Saint 120182-2}

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Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - Flood at the Ant Farm (1996) {Black Saint 120182-2}

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - Flood at the Ant Farm (1996) {Black Saint 120182-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Black Saint | 120182-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

The second CD by Philip Johnston's Big Trouble is jazz mixing great musicianship with a touch of madness. He treats Steve Lacy's "Hemline" as if it were penned by Raymond Scott (whose music was adapted for classic Looney Tunes cartoons) and "Bone" sounds like a wild improvisation on a childhood chant. Pianist Joe Ruddick's "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken" has a nifty calypso beat with an intense cacophony of reeds and brass. Johnston is also a gifted composer; his "Pontius Pilate Polka" blends folk dances with swinging Dixieland interludes. "Mr. Crocodile" is a light samba with a touch of reggae. Highly recommended for fans of the great melting pot of jazz.

Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]

Posted By: gribovar
Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]

Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (ST 2005)

This CD reissue of a Kenny Dorham session that was originally on the Time label features the talented trumpeter and an all-star quintet (with Jimmy Heath on tenor, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Art Taylor) playing six famous themes from the Jerome Kern play Show Boat. All of the melodies ("Why Do I Love You?," "Nobody Else but Me," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Make Believe," "Ol' Man River" and "Bill") are heard in likable and swinging versions. This is one of Dorham's better sessions from the era and is easily recommended to his fans and collectors of hard bop.

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)

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Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 852)

All of these sides but one (a pop vocal by Charles Trenet) were made in December 1940, just half a year into the Nazi occupation of Paris. People are still marveling over the fact that Django Reinhardt, a Gypsy who played music closely aligned with Jews and Afro-Americans, was not arrested and put to death by the invasive regime, for these collective jams were and are the antithesis of fascist ideology. It just so happens that this little slice of the chronology contains some of Reinhardt's most interesting material, wonderfully evolved from the earlier Hot Club de France, yet filled with premonitions of how jazz would come to sound ten or even 20 years later. Hubert Rostaing was an inventive clarinetist, sounding something like Marshall Royal, and is featured on most of these sides…

Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}

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Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}

Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 1978, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27278 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Blues / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Pianist Jay McShann has spent much of his career being classified as a blues pianist when in fact he is a flexible swing stylist. On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. His original "Crazy Legs and Friday Strut" and "Georgia on My Mind" find him joined by Herbie Mann (on flute and tenor), baritonist Gerry Mulligan and a rhythm section that includes guitarist John Scofield. The other selections (two standards, Duke Ellington's "Blue Feeling" and McShann's own "Jumpin' the Blues") are performed by an octet also featuring Mann, altoist Earle Warren, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Dicky Wells and Scofield. The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful (the material is pretty basic) and Janis Siegel's guest appearance for a vocal duet with McShann on "Ain't Misbehavin'" works.

Dizzy Gillespie - BeBop Masterpieces (2018)

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Dizzy Gillespie - BeBop Masterpieces (2018)

Dizzy Gillespie - BeBop Masterpieces (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 199 MB | Cover | 01:08:09
Jazz | Label: Jazz Essential

Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any "wrong" note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.

Helen Forrest - The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman (3CD) (2001)

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Helen Forrest - The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman (3CD) (2001)

Helen Forrest - The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman (3CD) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 571 Mb | 2:50:21 | Scans included
Big Band, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Collector's Choice/Sony - A3 053840

Appearing with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James during the late '30s and early '40s, Helen Forrest became one of the most popular swing era singers – even vocal authority Mel Tormé named her his favorite, male or female. Though her voice wasn't quite as clear as Doris Day's, Forrest was an excellent interpreter, and her sweet vocals proved a solid foil for the Benny Goodman band during 1940 and half of 1941. Collectors' Choice compiled her complete appearances with Goodman on three discs, though they're hardly overloaded at 55 tracks total. The package makes for a lot of great material, including her biggest hits while there, "How High the Moon" and "I Can't Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do)," the latter recorded with top swing guitarist Charlie Christian. Also featured is a previously unreleased track featuring Goodman's own competent vocal (reminiscent of Hoagy Carmichael) on "Jenny."

Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)

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Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)

Thelonious Monk - At The Five Spot (1958/2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 456.28 Mb | 77:36 | Scans included
Hard Bop | Label: Milestone/Concord - MCD-47043

One of Thelonious Monk's finest bands was the quartet he led in 1958 that featured tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Griffin sounded quite comfortable playing Monk's music and his fiery style really inspired the pianist/composer. This two-LP set has many great moments including "In Walked Bud," "Nutty," and "Let's Cool One" and makes you regret that this band did not stay together for a much longer period.

Colin Hinton - Glassbath (2018)

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Colin Hinton - Glassbath (2018)

Colin Hinton - Glassbath (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 14 | 52:59 min | 122 Mb
Style: Jazz | Label: Snake and Cornelia

On his debut full-length as a bandleader and composer, Hinton’s Glassbath channels the edgy jazz/rock of Jim Black's AlasNoAxis, the vast sonic landscapes of post-rock pioneers such as Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the post-hardcore/indie-rock of Dallas’ Red Animal War, and the audacious experimental jazz of Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and Peter Brötzmann. With the leader’s passionate and deeply musical drumming at its core, the group honors Hinton’s duel allegiance to both the Texas indie rock scene and New York’s forward-thinking jazz community. Angular pulses draw the listener in, before abrupt left turns into frenetic abstraction turn expectations upside down.

Bernard Primeau Jazz Ensemble - Virage (1997)

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Bernard Primeau Jazz Ensemble - Virage (1997)

Bernard Primeau Jazz Ensemble - Virage (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 408.37 Mb | 69:47 | Cover
Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Swing'in Time Records - SIT-97001-2

Two high–powered studio sessions (from 1997 and last November) presided over by Canadian drummer Bernard Primeau, the first of which is enhanced by the prolific talents of American trombonist Ray Anderson. The second, Un Soufflé Latin (whose name speaks for itself, even in French), represents a comeback of sorts, as Primeau was diagnosed in 1998 with thyroid cancer. Has his brush with death slowed him down? Listen for yourself.

Frederic Alarie - Tap Bass (2004)

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Frederic Alarie - Tap Bass (2004)

Frederic Alarie - Tap Bass (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 296.52 Mb | 62:06 | Covers
Modern Creative, Post-Bop | Label: Effendi Records - FND043

Jazz, by its very nature, is a sharing act. Any musical format based on group improvisation cannot help but be about sharing and, to some extent, democracy. Tap Bass , journeyman Montreal bassist Frédéric Alarie's sixth album as a leader (and first in five years), takes this spirit of sharing to some interesting lengths—to its benefit.