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John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)

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John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)

John Pizzarelli - Knowing You (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 322 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Telarc #CD-83615

Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli returns with another solid collection of tastefully swinging standards on Knowing You. Never straying too far from what he does best, Pizzarelli is nonetheless an exciting improviser and pleasing vocalist who always finds a way to make an old chestnut of a tune his own. Here, his rapport with such longtime bandmates as pianist Ray Kennedy, bassist Martin Pizzarelli, and drummer Tony Tedesco is instinctual, full of humor, and filled with call-and-response interplay. To these ends, Pizzarelli has compiled an enjoyable set of well- and lesser-known standards, including the sprightly swinger "Coffee, Black"…

The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007)

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The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007)

The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 348 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 145 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 33 Mb
Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Challenge Records, CR73259 | 2007 | 01:02:22

The Pizzarelli family treasured musical gatherings at home from the time the patriarch was just starting to play guitar, where he learned a lot from his two uncles about playing rhythm guitar. Long an accomplished sideman, soloist, and bandleader, Bucky Pizzarelli has performed and recorded with his sons John and Martin on a number of occasions over the years, while John has had Martin as the bassist in his group for a number of years. But this is the first family recording date with all three present and not a larger supporting cast, except for drummer Tony Tedesco, who is so well known to them he is considered family. But this time around…

John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996)

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John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996)

John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 340 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 143 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Chesky Records, CHESKY JD153 | 1996 | 00:56:54

If you like your contemporary jazz crooners smooth and sweet, then likely John Pizzarelli is your main man above today's many post-Sinatra posers. This recording is as solid an effort as he has offered musically, or in terms of his stance and intelligent selection of material. While his guitar playing is subsumed, it is nonetheless precious, and when occasionally paired alongside his father, Bucky Pizzarelli, priceless. The surrounding cast is outstanding, with bassists Milt Hinton, Ron Carter, or Michael Moore; drummers Butch Miles or Connie Kay; and especially the great pianist Dave McKenna — along with cameos from trumpeter Clark Terry and violinist Johnny Frigo.

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012)

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John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012)

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 314 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 95 Mb
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Telarc, TEL-33221-02 | 2012 | 00:54:26

On this album, jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli pays simultaneous tribute to the pop music of his adolescence (Steely Dan, Billy Joel, the Allman Brothers, Elvis Costello) and the jazz tradition in which he, as a member of the celebrated Pizzarelli dynasty, was steeped from his earliest years. The album title refers to the fact that the program takes classic pop songs and puts them in jazz settings: thus you'll hear a cool bossa nova arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Free Man in Paris," a completely natural lounge-lizard setting of Tom Waits' "Drunk on the Moon," and a hard-swinging, boppish version of James Taylor's "Traffic Jam" that sounds like it was written for the Manhattan Transfer and incorporates the Joe Henderson composition "The Kicker."

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

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John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 213 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 96 Mb
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: TELARC, CD-83638 | 2006 | 00:39:09

John Pizzarelli, one of the most celebrated performers bringing popular standards to a new generation, pays homage to Frank Sinatra with the release of Dear Mr. Sinatra. Early in his career, Pizzarelli opened for Sinatra on tour. His father, the jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, played on many of Sinatra's seminal recordings. Focusing on songs that were specifically written for 'Ol' Blue Eyes' and also featuring The Clayton- Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Dear Mr. Sinatra is in many ways the most personal of all the Sinatra tributes available.

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)

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John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 179 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: RCA Victor / BMG, #:09026 63563 2 | 1999 | 01:07:01

Just as when we listen to Harry Connick, Jr., there's a sense that John Pizzarelli is an old soul who is living back in the 1940s and '50s golden age of music and that listeners are time-traveling with him. But that just bears testament to the timeless nature of his easy vocals, lush and often snappy electric guitar work and the loving way he embraces classic material. P.S. Mr. Cole, the follow-up to Dear Mr. Cole is as, unforgettable as his first tribute to the grace and panache of Nat King Cole. –Jonathan Widran

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Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)

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Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: HEP | # HEP CD 1035 | Time: 01:10:24

In the late '30s and early '40s, pianist Teddy Wilson was a big deal in the land of jazz. He had many opportunities to perform as a sideman, and eventually got his breaks. These sessions showcase of variety of his efforts with big bands, large ensembles, small groups, and a singer named Billie Holiday. Though none of his own compositions are credited ("Big Apple" should be,) he certainly had a hand in the arrangements, and was given space to play quite a bit of piano. The Hep label has generously provided 23 selections with Wilson and bandmates including stalwarts Hot Lips Page, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Red Norvo and Pee Wee Russell, as well as backing trombonist Benny Morton's All Stars. There are two takes of "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Just a Mood" (Blue Mood,) "When You're Smiling," and "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" for contrast sake. The sound reproduction of these vintage performances is excellent, and this one can easily be recommended to both fan and novice.

Buddy Rich - The Roar Of '74 (1974)

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Buddy Rich - The Roar Of '74 (1974)

Buddy Rich - The Roar Of '74 (1974)
Jazz, Big Band | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40 min | 93 MB
Label: MCR | Rel:1974

In late 1973, the Buddy Rich big band still featured the explosive drummer in prime, competitive form. The orchestra's key soloist during the era was Pat LaBarbera (doubling on tenor and soprano); guitarist Joe Beck also has a spot on "Big Mac." The charts (by Ernie Wilkins, John LaBarbera, Manny Albam, Greg Hopkins and Don Menza) for this album emphasize hard-driving swing, with the highlights including "Nuttville," "Senator Sam" and Menza's memorable "Time Check."

Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet - Great Trombones (2008)

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Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet - Great Trombones (2008)

Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet - Great Trombones (2008)
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: PCM 2.0 | 3.7 Gb | Scans | Time: 59:50 + 10:08
Standing Ovation | Oh! 44647
Jazz, Swing

This DVD contains rare filmed performances from two of the greatest exponents of Jazz trombone in musical history!

Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)

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Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)

Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 237 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 149 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Camden / BMG, #:74321 451902 | 1997 | 00:59:33

One of jazz music's all-time greats, bandleader/pianist Count Basie was a primary shaper of the big-band sound that characterized mid-20th century popular music. In 1958, Basie became the first African-American male recipient of a Grammy Award. One of jazz music's all-time greats, he won many other Grammys throughout his career and worked with a plethora of artists, including Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald. This CD presents compositions played Count Basie with his orchestra, instrumentalists, rhythm section and his sextet from 1947-50 years.

Zoot Sims - For Lady Day (1978)

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Zoot Sims - For Lady Day (1978)

Zoot Sims - For Lady Day (1978)
Jazz, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 120 MB
Label: Pablo | Rel:1978

It is strange that this album was not released until the CD came out in 1990, for tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims and pianist Jimmy Rowles' tribute to Billie Holiday is melodic, tasteful, and largely memorable. Together with bassist George Mraz and drummer Jackie Williams back in 1978, they perform 11 songs associated with Holiday, including quite a few that would have been lost in obscurity if Lady Day had not uplifted them with her recordings. Highlights include "Easy Living," "Some Other Spring," "I Cried for You," "Body and Soul," and "You're My Thrill." A lyrical and heartfelt tribute.

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.15 Gb | Scans (png) ~ 1.83 Gb | Time: 08:31:07
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Soul, R&B

The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Collection includes: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L Is For Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon (1988); Blue Angel (1992) Single; Heaven and Earth (1992); Tenderness (1994)

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]

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Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 186 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 81 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Universal Music, #:460502670466 | 2010 | 0:27:24

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie's second collaboration, It Might as Well Be Swing, was a more structured, swing-oriented set than Sinatra-Basie, and in many ways the superior album. The album consists of then-recently written songs, arranged as if they were swing numbers. The results work splendidly, not just because arranger/conductor Quincy Jones found the core of each of the songs, but because Basie and his band were flexible…

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)

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Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 577 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Not Now Music #NOT2CD482

Despite stints with Orchestras and duos Peterson loved the trio format best. Touring the world in the early Sixties with Ray Brown on Double Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums the band settled in Chicago for a week long Residency, subsequently recording a four LP set of their performances. The two recordings here are considered the cream of the crop consisting of compositions from right across the 20th century along with two of Peterson's own, masterful creations. Originally released on Verve Records in 1961.

VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994

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VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994

VA - Americans In Europe (1963) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Swing | Label: GRP/MCA/impulse! | # GRD150 | Time: 00:52:07

On Jan. 3, 1963 producer-writer Joachim Berendt organized a concert in Germany featuring some of the top American jazzmen who were then residing in Europe. Originally released as 13 songs on two LPs, eight of the performances have been reissued on this single CD; left out are five of the seven numbers from Vol. 1 (three with clarinetist Albert Nicholas and one apiece with bluesmen Champion Jack Dupree and Curtis Jones). The CD contains a pair of fine features for tenor saxophonist Don Byas (including a lengthy workout on "All the Things You Are"), ballad showcases for trumpeter Idrees Sulieman ("I Can't Get Started") and pianist Bud Powell ("'Round Midnight"), two numbers by a trio consisting of guitarist Jimmy Gourley, organist Lou Bennett and drummer Kenny Clarke, and a pair of Bill Smith originals featuring the clarinetist in a quintet with altoist Herb Geller and guitarist Gourley. A fine bop-oriented set of music by a variety of mostly underrated players.