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Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: ACT | # 9492-2 | Time: 00:53:10

Helge Sunde is a 44-year-old Norwegian trombonist and composer who often works with jazz/classical composer Geir Lysne, sounds as if he checks out Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Carla Bley, and British jazz and TV composer Colin Towns – and who has produced a cracker of a contemporary big-band album with this set. Sunde's Denada ensemble has produced powerful work before, but the balance of moods, melodic variety and arranging ingenuity on Finding Nymo (the sax-playing Nymo brothers Frode and Atle are star soloists) ought to raise his standing outside continental Europe. He throws listeners off the big-band scent with the eerie vocoder whispers at the start, but busy phrase-swapping between the horns, and arrhythmic ensemble riffs with solo-sax wails rising out of them introduce a Django Bates feel. When In Rome is a hooting, swaggering theme with revving engines and street noise, Valse Triste starts like a funeral lament and turns into a demonically waltzing dance, and the title track begins as tentative, sputtery improv, then coalesces into a melody. Guests Olka Konkova (piano) and Marilyn Mazur add flourishes to an already formidable set.

Asleep At The Wheel - Asleep At The Wheel (1974)

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Asleep At The Wheel - Asleep At The Wheel (1974)

Asleep At The Wheel - Asleep At The Wheel (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Epic, EK 33097 | ~ 230 or 90 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.93 Mb
Jazz, Folk, World, Country, Swing

Forming in 1969, Asleep at the Wheel was one of the first bands (along with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen) of the long-haired hippie generation to look back to American roots music traditions like Western swing and boogie-woogie, but the world wasn't quite ready when they released their 1973 debut on United Artists. The following year, they switched over to Epic for their self-titled sophomore release, and began to really make a name for themselves…

VA - Jazz Club (Instrumental Jazz Moods and Themes) (2021)

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VA - Jazz Club (Instrumental Jazz Moods and Themes) (2021)

VA - Jazz Club (Instrumental Jazz Moods and Themes) (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:55:18 | 1.04 GB / 404 MB
Genre: Jazz / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Jazz Club (Instrumental Jazz Moods and Themes) album 30 original hits and the original artists genre Jazz, Blues.

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Marilyn Monroe - The Gold Collection: Classic Performances (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included | 01:39:31
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Soundtracks, Show/Musical | Label: Retro | # R2CD 40-35

Marilyn Monroe was not much of a recording artist per se, but she sang in many of her motion pictures. This European two-CD set presents dialogue and musical performances drawn directly from the soundtracks to the movie musicals Ladies of the Chorus, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The River of No Return, and There's No Business Like Show Business. She also sings briefly in non-musicals Niagra, Bus Stop, and The Prince and the Showgirl, plays "Chopsticks" in The Seven Year Itch, and exchanges witticisms with Groucho Marx in Love Happy; and there are a few stray non-movie song recordings. The second half of the second disc is taken up by miscellaneous recordings, not all of them musical, including a TV commercial, the presentation of several awards (she says, "Thank you"), radio sketches with Edgar Bergen and Jack Benny, and Monroe's appearances in Korea (singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend") and at the 1962 birthday party for President Kennedy at which she sang "Happy Birthday".

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

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Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL, Mastered by Rob LoVerde 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2135

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of "Just in Time," which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I'm Swingin'! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.

Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993) (Re-up)

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Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993) (Re-up)

Slim Gaillard - 1939-1940 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Jive | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 724)

Volume two in the Classics Slim Gaillard chronology presents the Flat Foot Floogee Boys in all their pixilated glory. Well known for his silly and imaginative use of hip scat and cannabis-informed "viper talk," Gaillard was also one of a handful of individuals who pioneered the use of the electrically amplified guitar. This entertaining compilation presents Gaillard in the company of trumpeters Cyril Newman, Al Killian, and Henry Goodwin, lightning alto saxophonist Herman Flintall, Kenneth Hollon on tenor sax, the versatile Garvin Bushell on clarinet, pianist Loumell Morgan, bowing/singing bassist Slam Stewart, and dynamic drummer Herbert Pettaway (also known as "Hubert"). There are no sleepers among these vintage recordings, which were originally issued on the Okeh and Vocalion labels…

Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)

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Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)

Tony Bennett & Count Basie - Swingin' Together (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | 01:12:11
Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening | Label: 20th Century Masterworks

“Bennett’s ability to straddle jazz and popular music was one he shared with few others. He managed to retain more of a jazz feel than either, and that’sN what Basie senses in him: a kindred spirit who is devoted to the not so very taxing business of s(w)inging the song with minimum distraction.”

Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart (2021)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart (2021)

Ella Fitzgerald - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,9 Gb | Covers - 38 Mb | 09:18:54
Vocal Jazz | Label: The Intense Music

10 CD box set of sixteen original jazz albums from the Godmother of female jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Including the legendary Porgy and Bess with Louis Armstrong and milestone recordings like Ella sings Gershwin and Rhythm is My Business.

Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993) (Re-up)

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Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993) (Re-up)

Boots And His Buddies - 1937-1938 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 738)

Here's a taste of what the jazz scene was like in San Antonio, Texas during the mid-'30s. Clifford "Boots" Douglas (born in Temple, Texas September 7, 1908) led his 12- piece band from behind the drums, playing for dancers and leaving behind a trail of tasty Bluebird 78 rpm recordings. This is the second of two volumes containing all of this band's known works. The instrumentalists are barely remembered nowadays, even such powerful participants as trumpeter L.D. Harris, an extraordinary tenor man named Baker Millian, and an alto player with the unenviable nickname "Wee Wee." Boots became increasingly peculiar in his choice of altered and abbreviated song titles…

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

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Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story:
Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Label: Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy | # SMK 60724 | Time: 01:18:20
Musical, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Jazz, Symphonic

What is there left to say about this musical, deservedly one of the most famous in the canon? Created by what lyricist Stephen Sondheim described as "a unique concatenation of people" (Leonard Bernstein, Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins), the show remains as explosively vibrant, daring, and modern as it was decades ago. Bernstein integrated Latin percussion and jazz into his electrifying score, dazzlingly translating New York's unique vitality into a musical idiom. West Side Story has been adapted for jazz and interpreted by pop and opera singers, but you owe it to yourself to check out the original version to see what the fuss was all about. This new reissue adds over 20 minutes of "symphonic dances" as well as liner notes and production photos.

Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993) (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993) (Re-up)

Boots And His Buddies - 1935-1937 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 723)

Meet Clifford "Boots" Douglas, a solid drummer who led a fine big band in and around San Antonio, Texas during the mid-'30s. Thanks to the efforts of the men behind Victor's budget Bluebird label, Boots managed to make no less than 42 recordings, exactly half of which are presented here, on 1935-1937. Most of the players are shrouded in obscurity. A.J. Johnson was an able pianist, Walter McHenry packed punches with his upright bass, and Baker Millian handled a tenor sax with warmth and finesse. The leader's straightforward shuffle-drumming punctuated with concisely employed cymbal strikes is delightfully consistent, and at times exciting, for example during the stomp simply known as "Riffs"…

Tim Hagans with Norrbotten Big Band - Future Miles (2002)

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Tim Hagans with Norrbotten Big Band - Future Miles (2002)

Tim Hagans with Norrbotten Big Band - Future Miles (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ACT Music (9235-2)

Based in Luleå, Sweden, a town roughly 160 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, the Norrbotten Big Band (NBB) is living proof that jazz is truly a universal music with a remarkable ability to transcend geographical boundaries and cultural differences in its diffusion and appeal.
In this unlikely setting, a vast Nordic region where the nomadic Sami people have been tending their reindeer herds for centuries, the NBB - which since 1996 has been under the artistic direction of the imaginative American trumpeter and composer Tim Hagans - has established itself as Sweden’s representative within the ranks of European ensembles like Germany’s WDR Big Band that have adapted the classic American jazz big band tradition of the Swing and Post-War eras…

Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993) (Re-up)

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Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993) (Re-up)

Blue Lu Barker - 1938-1939 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 704)

This is one of the lesser entries put out by the European Classics label. Blue Lou Barker was a so-so singer who had the novelty hit "Don't You Make Me High"; all 21 of her prewar recordings are included on this CD. The more memorable moments are provided by the sidemen, which include trumpeters Red Allen and Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Buster Bailey, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, and her husband, guitarist Danny Barker.

NDR Bigband - Bravissimo - 50 Years NDR Bigband (1996)

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NDR Bigband - Bravissimo - 50 Years NDR Bigband (1996)

NDR Bigband - Bravissimo - 50 Years NDR Bigband (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 442 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ACT Music (9232-2)

This collection of vintage performances (with Chet Baker, Gary Burton, Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Joe Pass and others) by the Nord Deutscher Rundfunk Bigband is a powerful testimonial to the extremely high standard of German musicianship and is also a tribute to the enlightened policy of German public service radio stations of supporting permanent staff big bands.
The NDR Bigband began life as a dance band in 1945 - one of the first of several German regional radio stations to establish a staff orchestra. The band started to play jazz regularly at the end of the Sixties, and when Wolfgang Kunert took over as producer in 1971, he determined to concentrate more and more on jazz repertoire…