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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00:46:04
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals.

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:12
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8329 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957, but All or Nothing at All, is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Holiday was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we are all involved. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 6021 SA, B0016709-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available as a Hybrid SACD!

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing} **[RE-UP]**

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Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing} **[RE-UP]**

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993) {GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 466 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 269 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Legends is a 3CD compilation by jazz legend Artie Shaw. This was released by GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing.

Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}

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Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}

Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1991 Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 36512-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Piano

It's patently obvious for everyone that Martial SOLAL is virtuosity itself. Even with an unlimited technical skill he never lets himself be content with this utmost proficiency. Because music can never confine itself to such a necessary mastery, he set himself other goals. Throughout the constant clinch with the piano, forever trying to progress - even beyond what is possible - towards that horizon of the ideal where the improviser, free from any technical concern, can at least reach the unbelievable. With such a degree of perfection, even improvisation becomes obvious.

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 799)

The European label's third Gene Krupa set reissues all of the recordings made by the drummer's big band during a five-month period in 1939. Although working steadily, Krupa's Orchestra had not broken through yet (it was still two years away from its prime period). With Irene Daye contributing ten pleasing vocals among the 22 selections and such soloists as trumpeter Nate Kazebier, trombonist Floyd O'Brien, tenor-saxophonist Sam Donahue and pianist Milt Raskin (along with the drummer/leader), the group was starting to show some strong potential, particularly on the instrumentals such as "The Madam Swings It" and "Hodge Podge." Well-played if not overly distinctive swing music.

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

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Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia–Sony Classical SK51239}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Columbia / Sony Classical | SK 51239
Jazz / Neo-Bop / Jazz Blues / Trumpet

Sometimes even the powerful Wynton Marsalis has to take no for an answer, as his score for the film Rosewood was commissioned and completed but ultimately not used. In this case, it's clearly the filmmakers' loss, for Marsalis has written a soulful, stylistically wide-ranging set of cues that he put out anyway as part of his massive 1999 release schedule. The theme song for Rosewood is a cool, studied, country blues-flavored tune with Cassandra Wilson exploiting the husky tones of her bottom range.

Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)

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Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)

Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Lounge | Modern Songbook Records #MSR-003

With a sound that captures all the elegance, exuberance and flamboyance of the swinging ‘60s, Chaise Lounge delivers music that is high on style and sophistication. This Washington DC based ensemble of six accomplished musicians performs a groovy hybrid of pop-influenced jazz and swing that seems to both embody another era and belong to the present moment. Members playfully describe the group’s style as “ music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962”, “early stereo” or “ perhaps lounge with a capital ‘L”.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:47
Jazz, Big Band, Retro Swing | Label: Southern Broadcasting

Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of the barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back-channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view. On September 25th, fans will be able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Count Basie and His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517909045)

When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like "Cute," "Little Pony," "Splanky," "Li'l Darlin'," and "Repetition," the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel…

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 767)

The second Gene Krupa CD in Classics complete reissuance of his swing-era recordings has 22 titles from Krupa's Orchestra during the latter half of 1938. The big band did not yet have its own personality, but Irene Day was a fine pop/swing vocalist; Leo Watson is in typically eccentric form singing four goodtime numbers; the arrangements of Jimmy Mundy and Chappie Willett generally swing hard; Vido Musso and Sam Donahue get off some fine tenor solos; and the leader/drummer really drives the band. Well worth picking up by swing fans.

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

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Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 754)

The first CD in the European Classics label's "complete" Gene Krupa series starts off with two all-star sessions that preceded the drummer's first dates as a big-band leader. Krupa, Benny Goodman, bassist Israel Crosby (featured on "Blues of Israel") and several sideman from Goodman's 1935 band jam four songs, and from the following year, Krupa is joined by trumpeter Roy Eldridge, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, pianist Jess Stacy, guitarist Allan Reuss, Crosby and (on two of the four songs) singer Helen Ward. The two instrumentals ("I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music" and "Swing Is Here") are near-classics that are quite heated…

Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)

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Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)

Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 865)

This Classics CD reissues drummer Cozy Cole's sessions for Continental, Keynote, and Guild, most of which have been out of print for years. The two Continental dates feature overlapping all-star groups (with trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Hank D'Amico, Coleman Hawkins, Walter "Foots" Thomas, and/or Don Byas on tenors, Clyde Hart or Johnny Guarnieri on piano, guitarist Tiny Grimes, bassist Slam Stewart, and the drummer/leader), but are sometimes a bit frustrating. Since every player is a potential soloist and the performances are limited to around three minutes apiece, the solos are almost cameos, generally eight or 16 bars apiece. The most memorable spot, Hawkins' exploration of "When Day Is Done," finds the great tenor doing what he can with his half chorus…

Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}

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Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}

Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 337 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Seine 20 Grössten Hits is a 1975 compilation album by Glenn Miller. This was released in West Germany by the Arcade label and is a vinyl rip.