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Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]

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Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]

Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 149 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Highnote Records (HCD 7030)

Originally released in 1973, God Is in the House features live performances from the Jerry Newman collection of acetate discs and are fortunately in better technical quality than most of the music from Newman's archives. The remarkable Art Tatum is heard playing three brief, unaccompanied piano solos in 1940, three other numbers in which he is accompanied by Reuben Harris (beating out some quiet rhythms with whiskbrooms on a suitcase), and four duets with bassist-vocalist Chocolate Williams; Tatum has a brief vocal on "Knockin' Myself Out" and a more extensive one on "Toledo Blues," the only times he ever sang on record. In addition, Tatum and Williams back Ollie Potter (a pretty good if completely unknown singer) on "There'll Be Some Changes Made"…

Trisha Yearwood - Let's Be Frank (2019)

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Trisha Yearwood - Let's Be Frank (2019)

Trisha Yearwood - Let's Be Frank (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:47:12 | 304 Mb
Traditional Pop, Oldies, Swing | Label: Gwendolyn Records

Let's be frank: Let's Be Frank, Trisha Yearwood's tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook, is a lifetime in the making. Growing up in Georgia, Yearwood spent a childhood listening to the songs of Ol' Blue Eyes and dreaming about how she could one day make them her own. With Let's Be Frank, Yearwood brings her trademark country pipes to reinvent 11 classic tracks, as well as writing an original tune with husband Garth Brooks, "For the Last Time." "I've wanted to do this for over 20 years," Yearwood tells Apple Music. "Finally, the stars all aligned." Here, the Grammy winner and Grand Ole Opry member takes us through her labor of love, track by track.

Count Basie - Palais de Chaillot - Mar. 29th, 1960 (2002) (Repost)

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Count Basie - Palais de Chaillot - Mar. 29th, 1960 (2002) (Repost)

Count Basie - Palais de Chaillot - Mar. 29th, 1960 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Laserlight (17423)

Europe1 regularly recorded jazz concerts for broadcast during the 1950s and '60s, so this 1960 performance by Count Basie at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris is representative of the heights of the band during the era in which Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Frank Foster, Marshall Royal and Frank Wess were all a part of the group. The set list is diverse, blending originals by bandmembers and Neal Hefti (one of the most prolific contributors to Basie at the time), favorites from other bands' repertoire and a few blues. With a rock-solid rhythm section (Freddie Green, Eddie Jones and Sonny Payne) led by Basie, the focus is on the horn soloists and the tight, consistently swinging ensembles. Highlights include the strutting "Blues in Hoss' Flat," "Makin' Whoopee" (with its delicious vocal-like muted trombone, probably by Al Grey) and band favorite "'Shiny Stockings."

Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)

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Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)

Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 MB | Tracks: 11 | 37:39 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Squatty Roo Records

During the mid 1960s, Duke Ellington was constantly recording his own musical ideas and projects with the hope and intent that a label would pick them up, as albums, and then commercially release them. However in some cases the projects were never fully completed in terms of an album's length of work, or were just never accepted by the labels and were otherwise left in Ellington's vault of recorded masters, as well as unmixed sessions. In this release, we explore some such works; parts of an Ellington album that was planned as a feature for trumpeter Ray Nance, a few miscellaneous studio versions of important songs he was playing out on the road, as well as a very obscure small group led by his son Mercer Ellington, featuring a very young Chick Corea on piano. The sessions range from 1962 to 1966, and they contain a whole lot of important music that Ellington fans need to hear.

Count Basie - Jazz Moods - Hot [Recorded 1936-1964] (2004)

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Count Basie - Jazz Moods - Hot [Recorded 1936-1964] (2004)

Count Basie - Jazz Moods - Hot [Recorded 1936-1964] (2004)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 166 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (516420 0)

Jazz Moods: Hot is essentially a single-disc sampler for Sony/Legacy's America's # 1 Band: The Columbia Years box set, which collects Count Basie material from his late-'30s and early-'40s stay at the label. Of the six studio tracks that open the disc, Lester Young's "Tickle Toe" and Young's signature "Lester Leaps In" stick out, as does Basie's economical piano style on "Shoe Shine Boy." The latter half of the compilation is given over to some delightful live performances from the Columbia era, including four tunes ("Boogie Woogie Blues," "Swingin' the Blues," "Roseland Shuffle," "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie") recorded at the Famous Door in 1939…

Erroll Garner - The Man I Love (2011) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Erroll Garner - The Man I Love (2011) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Erroll Garner - The Man I Love (2011) 3 CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 828 Mb | Scans included | Time: 03:25:01
Genre: Piano Jazz, Bop, Swing | Label: Le Chant du Monde | # 374 2167.69

Erroll Louis Garner (1923-1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)

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Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 431.10 Mb | 01:08:59 | Cover
Big Band | Label: Mack Avenue Records - MAC1115

Christian McBride's second big-band album, 2017's Bringin' It, is a robust, swaggeringly performed set of originals and standards showcasing his deft arranging skills and his ensemble's exuberant virtuosity. The album comes six years after his previous big-band outing, The Good Feeling, and once again finds the bassist conscripting a slew of his talented cohorts (some new, others returning), including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Ron Blake, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Brandon Lee, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Xavier Davis, drummer Quincy Phillips, and others.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Jazz Age Thirst Trap (2019)

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Jazz Age Thirst Trap (2019)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Jazz Age Thirst Trap (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 268.80 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 103.75 Mb | 44:49 | Cover
Early Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: mudhutdigital.com

Ever since I was in middle school, I knew I was something of an old soul. While my friends listened to ’90s pop hits, I listened to old jazz and Motown records and spent hours upon hours attempting to figure out their inner workings on the piano. Listening to these records truly transported me — I appreciated the creativity, skill, and — above all — natural talent that went into their creation. Years later, as a musician living in New York City, I formed Postmodern Jukebox as way to bring the classic sounds I loved back into the mainstream, and to build a platform to celebrate real, unadulterated, deserving talent.

Waldeck - Atlantic Ballroom (2018)

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Waldeck - Atlantic Ballroom (2018)

Waldeck - Atlantic Ballroom (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 203 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 82 Mb
Full Scans ~ 108 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Future Jazz / Nu Jazz / Electro Swing / Trip Hop / Downtempo
Dope Noir Records #DONO 34 | Unofficial Release

Atlantic Ballroom is the fifth studio album by Waldeck, released in 2018. The album is latin and electro swing-influenced and was co-written by Waldeck and Patrizia Ferrara. It includes an English arrangement of "Illusions", which was featured in Italian on Waldeck's previous album, Gran Paradiso. Klaus Waldeck and his label Dope Noir Records recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of „Ballroom Stories“ (2007), Waldeck´s most successful album to date: The perfect moment for his label Dope Noir Records to celebrate with the release of a worthy successor under the promising name "Atlantic Ballroom".

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

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VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013)
75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb | Time: 03:02:05
Rock & Roll, Pop, Country, R&B, Doo-Wop, Jazz, Blues | Label: One Day | # DAY3CD028

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and originally only signed black artists. By 1962, the year of our compilation, they had recruited a host of new artists of all hues which made Mercury the dominant force in jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop in the US. These artists included Little Richard, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Jivin' Gene, Clyde McPhatter, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Patti Page, Ray Stevens and many more.

Nat King Cole - The Greatest Hits (1994) [DCC, GZS-1127] Re-up

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Nat King Cole - The Greatest Hits (1994) [DCC, GZS-1127] Re-up

Nat King Cole - The Greatest Hits (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | DCC, GZS-1127 | ~ 368 or 158 Mb | Covers(jpg) Included
Pop, Jazz, Vocal, Swing

For all the resurgence in interest in Nat King Cole since 1991, when his daughter Natalie recorded a duet patching her new vocal with his from 40 years earlier and scored a gold-selling hit, Capitol Records lacked a single-disc hits collection that covered Cole's most successful singles for the label. This 22-track, 62-plus minute CD/cassette collection does the trick…

Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

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Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,06 GB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSP901)

This five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, these sides aren't chronological. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent - especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss…

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

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Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD
'Blue Saxophones', 'Soulville', 'The Soul Of Ben Webster', selections from 'Sophisticated Lady'

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 847 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 258 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 02:36:41
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Swing | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC 1038

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Ben Webster albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Blue Saxophones'… Take the Oscar Peterson Trio with Alvin Stoller on drums, add two of the greatest tenor saxophonists who ever lived, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and voila… you have Blue Saxophones! Two masters together in 1957, one (Hawkins) a huge influence on the other (Webster), but now, both very much their own men. As the final paragraph of Charles Fox's liner notes attests 'This is tenor playing in the grandest of manners, unashamedly romantic, even sensuous, with both musicians constructing their solos firmly and audaciously'. 'Soulville'… Ben is once again joined by the Oscar Peterson Trio for another 1957 date. This time sitting in on drums is Stan Levey, in Bens own words 'he's improved since I heard him on the Street years ago.' Ben of course is a huge fan of Peterson…..'the guy can play a lot as a soloist but when it comes time for you to play a solo, he plays for you'. 'The Soul Of Ben Webster'… Here we find Ben joined by fellow tenor man Harold Ashby alongside among others Art Farmer on trumpet and Jimmy Jones on piano in a 1958 blowing date.

Grand Ensemble Koa - Beat (2019)

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Grand Ensemble Koa - Beat (2019)

Grand Ensemble Koa - Beat (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:49
Modern Jazz, Big Band | Label: Neuklang

Driven by the pulsation of the "Beat Generation" intellectual and literary movement, the French jazz ensemble Grand Ensemble Koa follows Jack Kérouac’s, Allen Ginsberg’s and William Burroughs’ steps and set the contrarian poets’ texts to music, interpreted in French and English by the luminous voice of Caroline Sentis.

VA - The Very Best Of Swing! (3CD, 2019)

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VA - The Very Best Of Swing! (3CD, 2019)

VA - The Very Best Of Swing! (3CD, 2019)
FLAC tracks | 3:22:38 | 828 Mb
Genre: Jazz Swing / Label: Not Now Music

Swing was the thing, the pop music of its day. Many bands have swung, and most are featured here . It still exercises a powerful effect on the brain and feet. There are few sounds more thrilling than a big band at full pelt. These three discs give an idea of how it all began.