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John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

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John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 437 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Bop, Post-Bop, Vibraphone Jazz, Straight-Ahead | Label: Wildchild! | # MS 06652 | 01:06:25

John Cocuzzi is a versatile, talented multi-instrumentalist jazz musician who, with his quintet, stretches out for an entertaining 60 minutes-plus of solid, straight ahead jazz on this very good album. A Washington, D.C. native, Cocuzzi gained an appreciation of jazz at an early age listening to his record collection and to his father, who was a percussionist with the U.S. Marine Band. Initially studying piano and then drums after hearing Lionel Hampton, vibes were added to his arsenal of instruments. Swingin' and Burnin' revisits the small group swing of the '30s and '40s popularized by Benny Goodman, Hampton, Artie Shaw, and others. Cocuzzi adds his own flavor along with some artful arrangements to such warhorses from the past as "Slipped Disc," "Benny's Bugle," and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You." On the latter, Cocuzzi shows off his vocal skills along with a boogie woogie piano. "Broadway" epitomizes the adroit swinging of the quintet, with each member of the group getting a chance to show their wares during the seven minutes they devote to this Teddy McRae/Bill Bird melody.

Duke Ellington - Le Jazz de A à Z [Recorded 1940-1945] (1994)

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Duke Ellington - Le Jazz de A à Z [Recorded 1940-1945] (1994)

Duke Ellington - Le Jazz de A a Z [Recorded 1940-1945] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG France (74321247592)

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed a quarter century after his death.

Duke Ellington - 40 Great Jazz Performances [3CD] (1990)

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Duke Ellington - 40 Great Jazz Performances [3CD] (1990)

Duke Ellington - 40 Great Jazz Performances [3CD] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 556 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 317 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: That's Jazz (TJ 301)

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed after his death.

Benny Goodman - The Legendary Small Groups (2003) {Bluebird}

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Benny Goodman - The Legendary Small Groups (2003) {Bluebird}

Benny Goodman - The Legendary Small Groups (2003) {Bluebird}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 201MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Swing

Although the big bands gave the Swing Era its commercial popularity, much of its most inspired music was produced by intimate small group recordings such as the landmark Trio and Quartet performances Benny Goodman recorded for Victor between 1935 and 1939.

Michel de Villers - Low Reed - Complete Small Group Sessions 1946-1956 (2018) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD 951}

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Michel de Villers - Low Reed - Complete Small Group Sessions 1946-1956 (2018) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD 951}

Michel de Villers - Low Reed - Complete Small Group Sessions 1946-1956 (2018) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD 951}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1946-56, 2018 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 951
Jazz / Bebop / Swing / Saxophone

Michel de Villers (1926-1992) was one of the most influential French reed players in modern jazz, known by most of his fellow musicians by his nickname: “Low reed.” From a very young age, de Villers excelled on alto sax and clarinet. After gaining the attention of fans and musicians as an amateur, he was hired by Django in 1946. Shortly afterwards he began recording as a leader, improvising with cohesive drive and swinging passion, with a clear tone and vocabulary straight from the leading swing alto players—Benny Carter, Willie Smith and Johnny Hodges.

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994) [Re-Up]

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Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994) [Re-Up]

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | 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.

Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion - Christmas Meets Cuba 2 (2018)

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Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion - Christmas Meets Cuba 2 (2018)

Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion - Christmas Meets Cuba 2 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:54:07
Latin, Jazz, Xmas | Label: Sony Music

Since 1999, three "Klazz Brothers" Kilian Forster (bass), Bruno Böhmer Camacho (piano) and Tim Hahn (drums) have stood for a refreshing and innovative fusion of classical music with jazz and world music. For their albums "Classic meets Cuba" and "Mozart meets Cuba", which were recorded with the Duo Cuba Percussion, the Klazz Brothers from Dresden received the ECHO Prize in the category "Klassik ohne Grenzen" several times. With their new CD "Christmas meets Cuba 2", the five musicians are following up on the success album "Christmas meets Cuba", released in 2010, which brought international and German Christmas carols to new musical life. With a mixture of jazz swing and Latin feeling, spirited zest for life, Cuban serenity and moody melancholy, the Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion have recorded such classics as "White Christmas", "Silent Night" and George Michaels "Last Christmas". And here and there, prominent guest singers such as Olvido Ruiz and Tom Gaebel give the songs another special flair.

Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely (60th Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1958/2018)

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Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely (60th Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1958/2018)

Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely (60th Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1958/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 694 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 317 Mb | 02:18:25
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Capitol Records, Universal Music

Frank Sinatra's intimate 1958 opus, Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely, has been newly mixed in stereo for an expanded 60th Anniversary Edition to be released worldwide on October 19 by Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. 'Only The Lonely' (60th Anniversary Edition) will be released in a Deluxe 2CD package, in 180-gram 2LP vinyl and 1CD configurations, and in two digital album versions.

Lionel Hampton All Star Band - Live At Newport '78 (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-63}

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Lionel Hampton All Star Band - Live At Newport '78 (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-63}

Lionel Hampton All Star Band - Live At Newport '78 (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-63}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 265 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6372
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vibes

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style.

Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band - Always Forward (2018) {Alternate Side Records ‎ASR 010}

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Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band - Always Forward (2018) {Alternate Side Records ‎ASR 010}

Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band - Always Forward (2018) {Alternate Side Records ‎ASR 010}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (bandcamp.com) -> 472 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 190 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Alternate Side Records | ‎ASR 010
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Modern Arrangement / Trombone

Trombonist, composer and arranger Marshall Gilkes released his first album with the Cologne-based WDR Big Band in 2015. Three years later, he delivers Always Forward, a follow-up recording that celebrates the big band sound, pays respect to the arrangers that have shaped and influenced him, and shines a much-needed light on where big band music is headed.

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 1, "Groovin' High", 1940-1945 (2010) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1331}

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Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 1, "Groovin' High", 1940-1945 (2010) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1331}

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 1, "Groovin' High", 1940-1945 (2010) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1331}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 517 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 405 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 398 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1940-45, 2010 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1331
Jazz / BeBop / Bop / Saxophone

Charlie ‘Yarbird’ Parker should need no introduction; recognised as one of the twentieth century’s true musical greats, he revolutionised saxophone playing in the forties. The recordings on these three CDs capture him in the very act, and additionally present jazz at a crucial time, when swing was shortly to give way to bebop, and when the blues could be played with a big band before r&b took over. Many of the recordings here were not made commercially - some are from radio broadcasts, some were made in concert, and a few, such as the fascinating opener, just Bird and his sax tackling ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ and ‘Body And Soul’, were never intended to be heard outside of the immediate circle.

VA - The Ultimate Jazz Archive Collection (1899-1956) (2005) (168 CDs Box Set)

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VA - The Ultimate Jazz Archive Collection (1899-1956) (2005) (168 CDs Box Set)

VA - The Ultimate Jazz Archive Collection (1899-1956) (2005) (168 CDs Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 42 Sets, 168 CDs, 07:00:25:24 min | Covers included | 22,5 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Big Band, Dixieland, Swing / Label: Membran Music

The archive contains of 3179 tracks from 1899 until 1956 on 168 CDs and 2 books with 180 pages of artist biographies each. High-End mastered at 24-bit and 96 kHz.
The Archive is split into 42 Sets x 4xCD. Each CD is untitled and dedicated to one musician, who mostly appears in different collaborations.

VA - Svensk Jazzhistoria Vol.1-10, 1899-1969 (1992-2005)

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VA - Svensk Jazzhistoria Vol.1-10, 1899-1969 (1992-2005)

VA - Svensk Jazzhistoria Vol.1-10, 1899-1969 (1992-2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 34:21:27 min | Covers included | 8,76 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Bop, Cool / Label: Caprice Records

Svensk Jazzhistoria is a comprehensive series of reprints of historically important phonograms of Swedish jazz from its beginning until 1979.

Jacques Demy / Michel Legrand - L'integrale: The Complete Edition (2013) 11 CD Box Set

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Jacques Demy / Michel Legrand - L'integrale: The Complete Edition (2013) 11 CD Box Set

Jacques Demy / Michel Legrand - L'intégrale: The Complete Edition (2013) 11 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 3.99 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 1.79 Gb | Scans included
Label: Universal Music Jazz France, EmArcy | # 534 215 9 | Time: 11:56:24
Soundtracks, Jazz, Chanson, French Pop, Contemporary Classical

Though it emerged from the artistic rebelliousness and formal innovations of the French New Wave, Jacques Demy’s kaleidoscopic world was like nothing of its time. The director’s signature style—a Hollywood-inspired blend of candy-colored imagery, infectious tunes, and swooning romance—was most famously showcased in his beloved musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). A key ingredient in these two landmark films is Demy’s close collaboration with composer Michel Legrand, who became an international icon following the success of Cherbourg’s soundtrack and went on to win three Oscars for his work in Hollywood.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 758 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 523 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 116 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1938-55, 1996 GRP Records / Decca / MCA | GRP 46482
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Standards / Swing

The four-CD retrospective The Legendary Decca Recordings represented both an attempt to present the essence of Ella Fitzgerald's two-decade tenure at Decca Records and to defend that period against the conventional wisdom that not until she moved to Verve Records in the mid-'50s was her talent given full rein. Divided into four sections, the collection began with "The Very Best of Ella," not exactly a greatest-hits set, though it started with her first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," and included such chart successes as "Undecided," "Cow-Cow Boogie," and "Stone Cold Dead in the Market."