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Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)

Posted By: ciklon5
Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)

Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 00:51:24 | 121 / 254 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz / Label: Camilio Records

After a successful and diverse career of more than 20 years in almost every corner of the entertainment world, Anne Bisson returned to her first love, jazz, by releasing in 2009, Blue Mind, an album which brilliantly showcased her talents and musical creativity. Critics were unanimous, praising Anne Bisson as a natural jazz artist. With 35,000 albums in sales, she now releases a new album on which she is joined in the studio with two Los Angeles 'Jazz Giants', Joe LaBarbera on drums and Darek Oleskiewicz on acoustic bass.

VA - Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Efgrapha
VA -  Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011) [Re-Up]

VA - Midnight in Paris: Music From The Motion Picture (2011)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 280 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Madison Gate Records | # none | Time: 00:46:51

The soundtrack to Woody Allen's 2011 Oscar-nominated romantic comedy Midnight in Paris features a variety of jazz tunes and popular songs that are all generally associated with the film's 1920s Paris setting. While Allen actually transports his movie's main character back to the '20s, most of the music here was recorded by contemporary artists who play in an old-school style. To these ends, we get such roiling and urbane Gypsy jazz tracks as Swing 41's "Je Suis Seul Ce Soir," Original Paris Swing's "Recado," and even several Cole Porter vocal numbers by Conal Fowkes – who appears as Porter in the film. Also featured are jaunty classic jazz cuts like Josephine Baker's conga dance number "La Conga Blicoti" and, of course, Sydney Bechet's "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère," which opens the film. Swooning and romantic in tone with a breezy, swinging jazz vibe throughout, the Midnight in Paris soundtrack is a must-have souvenir for traditional jazz lovers and any fan of the film.

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

Posted By: Efgrapha
John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 143 Mb
Label: DISKY/EMI | # SI 905157 | 01:02:24 | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Jazz, Instrumental, Orchestral

Born John Barry Prendergast to a father who owned a cinema and a mother who played piano, all the elements were in place for John to develop his career as he did. Even when he had to do national service, he managed to secure a job as an army bandsman, so he managed to use that period to hone his craft. John first came to prominence via his recording of Hit and miss, which became the theme to the TV show Jukebox jury. Famous as his TV theme became, John's most famous hit is the James Bond theme. This particular compilation, as its title suggests, focuses on John's recordings for EMI. Many of these recordings date from the early to mid sixties, but there are a few from the nineties too. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but there are also three Shirley Bassey tracks (Goldfinger, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Diamonds are forever) and a Matt Monro track (Born free) in which John was involved. Two of the Shirley Bassey tracks are famous, but I'd not heard the other one before buying this CD. It was apparently intended as the theme for Thunderball but was dropped in favor of the Tom Jones song Thunderball. There are 25 tracks altogether and the CD comes with a nice booklet. By no means a definitive John Barry compilation, this does at least contain all those early sixties tracks that I particularly wanted and showcases John's versatility as a composer and arranger. Sadly, John died early in 2011 but his legacy in the history of cinematic music is assured.

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Sony Music Special Products | # WK 75025 | 00:34:41

This was Duke Ellington's first film score, undertaken at the urging of Anatomy of a Murder's director, Otto Preminger. The full range of the composer's previous work was brought to bear on this 1959 work. Ellington was a natural choice to convey the rich and varied emotional moods of this drama. Tension and release, danger and safety, movement and stillness, darkness and light; the textural palette that was Ellington's signature was always compellingly cinematic. In these orchestral settings, Duke's soloists (Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and others) shine, as their playing reflects true variations on a theme in a classical sense. That's not to say that this set doesn't swing, too – "Happy Anatomy" is a short but fully cranked gallop. This is an album of rich variety and evocative writing.

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - The Word Is Out (2006) {Heads Up}

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Jaco Pastorius Big Band - The Word Is Out (2006) {Heads Up}

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - The Word Is Out (2006) {Heads Up}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 472MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

This sequel to the 2003 tribute Word of Mouth Revisited showcases the compositions and arrangements of the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. It features Pastorius-influenced bassists, including Victor Wooten, Mark Egan, Gerald Veasley, and Marcus Miller, with a number of Pastorius' ex-sidemen, from trumpeters Randy Brecker and steel drummer Othello Molineaux to drummer Peter Erskine. Peter Graves–a bandmate of the flashy bassist when they both lived in Florida–leads this big band and sticks close to Pastorius' original conceptions, as evidenced by the Latin-tinged "Las Olas," guest-starring the Cuban bass giant Israel "Cachao" Lopez.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Henri Crolla & Co - Notre Ami Django [Recorded 1956-1958] (2001)

Posted By: gribovar
Henri Crolla & Co - Notre Ami Django [Recorded 1956-1958] (2001)

Henri Crolla & Co - Notre Ami Django [Recorded 1956-1958] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (014 062-2)

French guitarist Henri Crolla is heard with a variety of different groups in this compilation of recordings from the 1950s. Although the first ten tracks were recorded as a tribute to the late Django Reinhardt, Crolla stays in the background to allow violinist Stéphane Grappelli to dominate the brief rendition of "Swing 39." In "Minor Swing," Grappelli clarinetist Hubert Rostaing and alto saxophonist Andre Ekyan solo prior to the leader, with Crolla capturing some of the flavor of Reinhardt without copying him outright. But the ballad features without Grappelli are the most surprising tracks. Reinhardt's lovely but obscure "Anouman" showcases Ekyan with the rhythm section, minus Crolla, who evidently sat out this number…

Miles Davis & Gil Evans - The Best Of Miles Davis & Gil Evans (1997)

Posted By: Domestos
Miles Davis & Gil Evans - The Best Of Miles Davis & Gil Evans (1997)

Miles Davis & Gil Evans - The Best Of Miles Davis & Gil Evans (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 336.01 Mb + 17.42 Mb (Scans) | 01:01:03
Hard Bop, Big Band | Country: Canada | Label: Columbia (Legacy) - CK 67425

The Best of Miles Davis and Gil Evans collects a dozen highlights from 1996's lavish six-disc set The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings, including performances from the masterpieces Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess and Sketches From Spain. ~ AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 515 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Big Band, Swing, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Poll Winners | # PWR 27261 | Time: 01:15:11

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Jazz great on one CD. Contains the complete original album the Exciting Big Band of Terry Gibbs, presenting an outstanding formation that includes such stars as Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli and Frank Rosolino. As a bonus, the complete LP Swing Is Here! Presenting nearly the same band. Includes 16-page booklet.

V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)

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V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)

V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,95 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,78 GB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Le Chant Du Monde (574 1301.10)

A chronological history of jazz vocal presented by André Francis and Jean Schwarz. 10 CDs with more than 12 hours of music.
The resulting 2 boxed sets of 10 CDs in each, unlike any other available today, groups together the main vocalists in the story of jazz from the first half of the 20th century. Each of these 20 CDs offers in more or less the same proportion, the purest of African-American song with gospel and blues singers, from truculent Ma Rainey to majestic Bessie Smith, sophisticated Sarah Vaughan to popular Louis Prima, the folk-related tones of Charlie Patton to the honeyed voice of Frank Sinatra.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble - Three Shades Of Blue (2005)

Posted By: Domestos
U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble - Three Shades Of Blue (2005)

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble - Three Shades Of Blue (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 420.92 Mb | 01:12:22 | Cover
Big Band, Straight-ahead Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Not On Label ‎– 0434A

While the Army and Air Force have a number of world-class jazz ensembles garrisoned here in the States and abroad, the Navy has essentially one, the Commodores, so it had better be good. It is.

V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010) (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010) (Repost)

V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 387 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhythm And Blues Records (RANDB009)

Africa and Latin America together have moulded American popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century. African influences have led to the development of jazz, gospel and blues while successive waves of dance music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica have largely determined its rhythm. Dance forms and musical stylings such as habanera, bolero, tango, rumba, conga, samba, baion, calypso, mambo, charleston, cha-cha-cha, bossa nova and twistall have their origins outside the USA. This compilation aims to demonstrate just how far back the roots of Latin jazz stretch, well beyond the partnership that Dizzy Gillespie forged with Chano Pozo in founding cubop, the post-war marriage of bebop with Cuban music.

Ethel Waters - 1921-1923 (1994)

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Ethel Waters - 1921-1923 (1994)

Ethel Waters - 1921-1923 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 796)

Ethel Waters was one of the few singers from the early '20s whose early recordings are still quite listenable. This CD from the Classics label has her first 22 sides (many previously rare including five interesting instrumentals by Waters's band) and, although not on the same level as her performances from a few years later, the music is quite good for the time period. The sidemen are mostly obscure but include pianist Fletcher Henderson and cornetists Gus Aiken and Joe Smith with the highlights being "The New York Glide," "Down Home Blues," "There'll Be Some Changes Made" and "Midnight Blues."

Les Swingirls - Survoltees (Rocky Sexy Crazy) (2020)

Posted By: ciklon5
Les Swingirls - Survoltees (Rocky Sexy Crazy) (2020)

Les Swingirls - Survoltees (Rocky Sexy Crazy) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:36:20 | 211 Mb
Genre: Pop, Swing Jazz / Label: Furieuses Productions

Straight out of Liberation France, the Swingirls pick up post-war jazz! Their frenzied show alternates original compositions in French and diverted hits. He surprises with his explosiveness, his delicacy, his delusions, his sincerity, his humor and his musical silversmithing. An unmistakable UFO between swing, clown, song for text, chamber music and disheveled pop rock… all in the purest vocal style of the swing years: “close harmony”.

Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours (2020)

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Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours (2020)

Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 434.16 Mb | 01:05:29 | Cover
Experimental Big Band | Label: Odin Records (Norway) - ODIN 9572

Fasten your seat belt, please. Get ready for the full tilt, barely tamed, beautiful monster that is Gard Nilssen’s sixteen-piece Supersonic Orchestra. Audacious and experimentalist, like everything the Norwegian drummer and composer touches, Supersonic flouts convention and, in particular, realigns the longstanding relationship between pre-composition and improvisation in orchestral jazz. If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours, its debut, was recorded live at the adventurous Molde International Jazz Festival in 2019, where Nilssen was Artist in Residence. The band’s uniquely configured, all-star lineup features three drummers, three double bassists and ten horn players, most of them saxophonists. It is a big band, Jim, but not as we know it.