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Lara Downes - Some of These Days (2020)

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Lara Downes - Some of These Days (2020)

Lara Downes - Some of These Days (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:02:31 | 207 Mb
Genre: Classical Jazz / Label: Flipside Music

The newest project by pianist Lara Downes, SOME OF THESE DAYS is a musical reflection on social justice, progress and equality. In this time of global unrest and upheaval, Downes turns to freedom songs and spirituals that invoke our human capacity for optimism, activism, and unification in the face of crisis. In Lara’s words: “We are strong. We are resourceful. We have come through darkness into light, over and over again. Let’s lean on our ancestors and the lessons they have taught us about hope, courage, and above all unity.”

Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Scans ~ 102 Mb | Time: 03:47:07
West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Fresh Sound | # FSRCD 2251

3-CD Box set, 60-page booklet including comprehensive biography, original liner notes and cover art, rare photos, unseen memorabilia and extensive discography. Shelly Manne (1920-1984) was one of the most important drummers in jazz history. Opening with his first recordings as a leader for Dee Gee Records in 1951 (Chicago) and 1952 (Los Angeles), this collection covers both these septet sessions and the great series of all-star septet and quintet recordings made for Contemporary by Shelly Manne and His Men between 1953 and 1958. Here’s that Manne.

Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {"Jazzclub | Legends" Series, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {"Jazzclub | Legends" Series, Remastered}

Oscar Peterson - Fly Me To The Moon (2006) {"Jazzclub | Legends" Series, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans ~ 40 Mb | 01:10:36 |RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Verve Records / Universal Music #06024 9875796

A pleasant compilation of Oscar Peterson tracks with Ed Thigpen, Louis Hayes, Bobby Durham, and others sitting in, all anchored by Peterson's classic version of "Fly Me to the Moon," originally written by Bart Howard in 1954.

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.

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

Posted By: Efgrapha
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.

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.

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included
Label: Pacific Jazz | # 7243 8 35634 2 5 | Time: 02:04:54
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker (trumpet) and Stan Getz (tenor sax). Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would rather not be in the same room at the same time, Baker and Getz are able to create some legitimately brilliant improvisation. For the Haig set, Getz had been brought in to co-lead a quartet with Baker for an incarcerated Gerry Mulligan.

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.

VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}

Posted By: popsakov
VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}

VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 379 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Bop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Vocal Jazz | EMI Music Japan Inc. #TOCJ-90010

Limited two-disc edition (HQCD + standard CD) for comparing sound. The collection includes Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Sonny Clark, Art Pepper and others…

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Stan Gets, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Muligan, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

Nina Simone - 'Live At Town Hall' (1959) + 'The Amazing Nina Simone' (1959) 2CD, 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 226 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: PLAY 24-7 | # PLAY 2-069 | 01:26:20

The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude".

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}

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Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954-56, 2000 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-1933-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Alto saxophonist Lennie Niehaus is better known as the arranger for Clint Eastwood's films, but he has long been familiar to jazz fans as a respected bandleader, composer, arranger, and soloist. This limited-edition audiophile reissue of his first solo recordings (following stints with Stan Kenton and Shorty Rogers) is a stunner. Included is the first 10" LP he recorded with a three-saxophone front line – in this case, with Jack Montrose (tenor), and Bob Gordon (baritone) – and other quintet sessions with musicians including pianist Hampton Hawes, and fellow Kentonite Shelly Manne (who was responsible for Niehaus' record deal with Contemporary's Lester Koenig in the first place).

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (1958) + Somethin' Else (1958) [3LP on 2CD, 2010] Re-Up

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (1958) + Somethin' Else (1958) [3LP on 2CD, 2010] Re-Up

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue '59 + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud '58 + Somethin' Else '58 [3LP on 2CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 606 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Hard Bop, Modal jazz | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD335 | Time: 01:51:16

Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue possess such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What." From that moment on, the record never really changes pace – each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz – tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality. All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance. They return because this is an exceptional band – Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb – one of the greatest in history, playing at the peak of its power.

Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}

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Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}

Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 155 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2002 East Wind / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9047 | DSD
Jazz / Post Bop / Spiritual Soul Jazz / Trumpet / Percussion

One of the most striking mid 70s sessions from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – an extended suite of tracks performed by a very hip group that includes Mtume on congas and percussion, Cecil McBee on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums! The approach here is almost in a mid 70s spiritual soul jazz mode – with lots of spare percussion and bass work at the beginning, building in mood and meaning as the set goes on and things heat up. Hino plays trumpet and percussion, and all players vocalize at parts of the performance – chanting along with the tunes in a way that really adds a soulful undercurrent to the record.