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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster | Mono
© 1957, 2013 EmArcy / Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9960
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Swing / Saxophone

Sophisticated Swing is the fifth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his fourth released on the EmArcy label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. A couple of decades ago Sophisicated Swing was the title of an instrumental tune - by Will Hudson, if our memory holds up - and the music that corresponded with it had a certain sleekness that probably justified the title by the standards of that era. But today sophistication in jazz has a somewhat deeper meaning. The true jazz sophisticate has absorbed the lessons of a new musical generation, one that brought with it great advances in harmonic, melodic and rhythmic subtlety. The word "swing", too, has acquired a significance mare far-reaching than any of us could have imagined in the days of monotonous four-to-the-bar rhythm sections and comparatively limited and unimaginative syncopation.

Duke Ellington - The Essential Duke Ellington [Recorded 1927-1960] (2005)

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Duke Ellington - The Essential Duke Ellington [Recorded 1927-1960] (2005)

Duke Ellington - The Essential Duke Ellington [Recorded 1927-1960] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 637 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 310 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (517463 2)

The Essential Duke Ellington, a two-CD set, differs from previous Columbia/Legacy Duke Ellington reissues in that the music is drawn not only from Sony's vaults but from BMG's vaults, too. Four selections are from the 1920s, 20 date from the 1930s, seven are from the 1940s, and the final six were recorded between 1950 and 1960. Is this an essential acquisition? Most Ellington collectors will already have all of these performances in more complete fashion, while general collectors should realize that this two-fer does not cover Ellington's final 14 years and largely overlooks most of the highlights from the 1950s…

Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

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Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall (1950) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 248 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (CBS 450983 2)

In jazz, live recordings not only document an artist or group's sound in its purest form but, in rare cases, herald the arrival of a musical genre. That's the case with this invaluable, two-CD collection that captures clarinetist Benny Goodman's historic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, which exemplified the so-called "swing era." Originally released in 1950, it contains rare commentary from Goodman and music from the entire event, which was a unique mix of formality and spontaneity. Goodman's perfect intonation and lyrical improvisation front the big band here, featuring the smooth solos of trumpeter Harry James, the percussive power of Gene Krupa - jumping the blues on "Don't Be That Way" - and the Fletcher Henderson - arranged "Sometimes I'm Happy" and "One O'Clock Jump"…

Duke Ellington Orchestra - Bigbands Live: Liederhalle Stuttgart, March 6, 1967 (2011)

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Duke Ellington Orchestra - Bigbands Live: Liederhalle Stuttgart, March 6, 1967 (2011)

Duke Ellington Orchestra - Bigbands Live: Liederhalle Stuttgart, March 6, 1967 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Arthaus Musik (101703)

By 1967, the heyday of the big band was over. Rock and Roll ruled as the popular music of the day, and the financial challenges of keeping a large ensemble together for recording - and especially touring - were huge. But Duke Ellington - one of American's finest bandleaders, pianists, and composers - was more than just a genius in the field of music. He also succeeded as a business man, keeping his orchestra not only busy on the road, but also creating his finest art - what he called "American Music" - in the 1960s and 70s.
Big Bands Live: Duke Ellington Orchestra, is the second release from the Jazzhaus music label's "Big Bands Live" series, and it captures the group in top form in a previously unreleased 1967 concert recording in Stuttgart, Germany…

Duke Ellington - Orchestral Works (1970) [Reissue 1989]

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Duke Ellington - Orchestral Works (1970) [Reissue 1989]

Duke Ellington - Orchestral Works (1970) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Classics (MCAD-42318)

Duke Ellington's collaboration with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra gives one an opportunity to hear Ellington's "The Golden Broom & the Green Apple" and "New World A'Coming" in rare performances along with a symphonic version of "Harlem." Ellington, who is featured throughout on piano, adds verbal "poetic commentary" between sections and the arrangements (which may have been by Luther Henderson) are fine but one misses his illustrious orchestra.

Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz [Recorded 1927-1959] (1996)

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Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz [Recorded 1927-1959] (1996)

Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz [Recorded 1927-1959] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 64617)

As part of Columbia's This Is Jazz series, this volume collects Ellington sides waxed for the label between 1927 and 1959. Even on later remakes of classics like "Mood Indigo," "Take the 'A' Train," and "C-Jam Blues," the quality stays pretty high simply because of the high caliber of almost any Ellington organization. The seventh volume is worth purchasing alone for "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" from 1956's In Newport album featuring Paul Gonsalves' legendary solo.

Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Lena Horne - The Best Of Lena Horne: The United Artists & Blue Note Recordings (2007) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 754 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:09:21
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Show Tunes | Label: EMI Gold | # 0946 3 97388 2 3

2007 two CD set celebrating the life and music of the world-famous entertainer who has won numerous Grammy and Tony awards, appeared on television and in feature films and recorded enchanting music for over six decades. Features 40 tracks including 'Stormy Weather', 'Prelude To A Kiss', 'What The Word Needs Now Is Love', 'On A Wonderful Day Like Today', 'Softly As I Leave You' and many more.

Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz - Duke Ellington Plays Standards [Recorded 1935-1964] (1998)

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Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz - Duke Ellington Plays Standards [Recorded 1935-1964] (1998)

Duke Ellington - This Is Jazz - Duke Ellington Plays Standards [Recorded 1935-1964] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 309 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 65056)

This 13-song, mid-priced compilation covers material dating from "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me," cut on March 8, 1935 to "Mood Indigo" from March 31, 1964. The contents include concert versions of "Take the 'A' Train" and "Satin Doll" from the All-Star Road Band releases; the 1940-vintage "Stormy Weather" (previously in print on the double-album Duke Ellington Presents Ivie Anderson); "Autumn Leaves" with Ozzie Bailey on vocals; a pair of cuts ("St. Louis Blues," "Body and Soul") off the otherwise unavailable Cosmic Scene LP, and "I Can't Get Started" from the until-recently unavailable Piano in the Foreground album…

Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims - Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims (1975) [Reissue 1988] (Repost)

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Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims - Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims (1975) [Reissue 1988] (Repost)

Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims - Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims (1975) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chiaroscuro Records (CR(D) 142)

Violinist Joe Venuti's three recordings with tenorman Zoot Sims are all quite joyful and exciting. This Chiaroscuro recording matches the pair with pianist John Bunch, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Bobby Rosengarden and, on "Don't Take Your Love from Me," trombonist Spiegel Willcox who was then 73. The small-group swing performances have plenty of life and more often than not are hard-swinging.

Duke Ellington - Live in Warsaw October 30, 1971 (2009)

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Duke Ellington - Live in Warsaw October 30, 1971 (2009)

Duke Ellington - Live in Warsaw October 30, 1971 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 191 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gambit Records (69323)

Duke Ellington was still touring in 1971, though his orchestra had lost many of his star soloists due to death or retirement, with the passing of Johnny Hodges being the greatest loss. The first ten tracks here initially appeared on the Polish bootleg LP Last Time, which utilized poorly edited excerpts of a radio broadcast of his Warsaw concert, resulting in losing the pacing of a typical show by the bandleader. At least this Gambit reissue identifies the songs correctly…

Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)

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Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)

Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 457 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA / BMG Heritage | # 82876 59882 2 | Time: 01:11:26
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz

Digitally remastered 2004 compilation of Henry Mancini scores 1964-1993… 24 tracks from 6 movies. First collection to gather the best movie music and themes from the entire Pink Panther franchise on one CD, The CD booklet contains extensive liner notes and rare photos. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.

Duke Ellington - Alhambra - Oct. 29th, 1958 [2CD] (2002)

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Duke Ellington - Alhambra - Oct. 29th, 1958 [2CD] (2002)

Duke Ellington - Alhambra - Oct. 29th, 1958 [2CD] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 617 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 275 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: LaserLight Digital (36152)

Part 1. The tracks within this first of two volumes were drawn from two separate concerts recorded on the same evening at the Alhambra in Paris. Like many releases of quasi-legal origin, it is hard to say that Duke Ellington himself would have authorized the release of these performances, as there are some problems with a squeaky reed in spots. "Take the 'A' Train" is joined in progress, while there are numerous other live versions of medleys like "Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche" and "Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm." That said, the band is in good form. Among the highlights are works of fairly recent vintage: "Newport Up" (showcasing a wild tradeoff of brief exchanges between Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves and clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton), a medley of "Such Sweet Thunder" and "Sonnet to Hank Cinq," though "What Else Can You Do With a Drum" is a bit of a dud…

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Live in Zurich, Switzerland 2.5.1950 (2007)

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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Live in Zurich, Switzerland 2.5.1950 (2007)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Live in Zurich, Switzerland 2.5.1950 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 374 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: TCB Music SA (TCB 43062)

Duke Ellington was widely recorded in concert over his many decades in jazz, but the discovery of a previously unreleased live tape from 1950, in surprisingly listenable fidelity, is still an occasion worthy of applause. Of course the mere surfacing of the recording wouldn't mean a thing if it didn't have that swing, and this set does indeed. Accompanied by a relatively small group consisting of trumpeter Ray Nance (who also sings), clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, bassist/bass clarinetist Harry Carney, both Sonny Greer and Butch Ballard on drums, and Ellington's longtime co-writer Billy Strayhorn also on piano, plus the vocalist Kay Davis, Ellington is in fine form throughout…

The Len Phillips Big Band - Let's Face the Music and Dance (2018)

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The Len Phillips Big Band - Let's Face the Music and Dance (2018)

The Len Phillips Big Band - Let's Face the Music and Dance (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:03:25 | 150.32 Mb | Cover
Swing, Big Band | Label: Razzle Dazzle Productions Ltd

“The best band in the country” is how Channel Radio’s Roger Jeffrey described the Len Phillips Big Band. Over the last thirty years this 16 piece swing orchestra has grown to be Britain’s most popular big band. In its ranks are players who between them have worked with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ted Heath, Henry Mancini and Shirley Bassey to name but a few. The latest CD “Our Kind of Music” was produced with the late, great David Jacobs CBE and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM.

Duke Ellington - The Duke in Washington [Recorded 1943-1969] (1999)

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Duke Ellington - The Duke in Washington [Recorded 1943-1969] (1999)

Duke Ellington - The Duke in Washington [Recorded 1943-1969] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Storyville (STCD 8310)

Thankfully, Duke Ellington's live performances were well documented in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s - and there is hardly a shortage of live Ellington recordings that are available on CD. Spanning 1943-1969, The Duke in Washington doesn't focus on any one concert. Instead, this Danish release (which Storyville released in 1999) was recorded at six different places - the interesting thing is that all of them are in Washington, D.C. (the Duke's home town) or nearby in Maryland and Virginia…