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Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

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Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 131 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve | # 519 806-2 | Time: 00:39:26

This 1953 date matched Webster with such peers as alto saxophonist Benny Carter, trumpeter Harry Edison, and pianist Oscar Peterson for a series of elegant yet soulful and exuberant small group dates. With no cut longer than four and a half minutes, the players didn't have time for excess statements or overkill; they had to quickly get to the heart of the matter in their solos, make their points, and return to the head. The original session has been enlarged by the addition of two previously unissued tracks, plus an alternate version of "That's All" that was later issued as a single. Label head Norman Granz excelled in producing swing-oriented, crisply played mainstream dates. Although this date is more than four decades old, Ben Webster's solos have a freshness and vitality that make them quite relevant to contemporary events.

Art Farmer - Early Art (1961) REPOST

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Art Farmer - Early Art (1961) REPOST

Art Farmer - Early Art (1961)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
OJC, OJCCD-880-2 | rem: 1996 | 215Mb

Two of trumpeter Art Farmer's earlier sessions as a leader are reissued on this CD in the OJC series. Farmer teams up with an all-star quintet (which includes tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke) for four songs and dominates a quartet (with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Herbie Lovelle) on six other tunes.

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)

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Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Music Group | # OJC-31276 | Time: 00:59:56

The centennial of Ben Webster's birth occurred in 2009 and producer Nick Phillips mined the vaults of various Concord-owned labels, including Pablo, Riverside, Contemporary, and Prestige/Swingville, to create this compilation featuring the late tenor saxophonist. One of the three giants of his instrument during the 1930s and 1940s (along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young), Webster was still very much at the top of his game when these sessions were recorded. When he took part in the series of small-group dates with Art Tatum, he refused to be intimidated by the pianist's intricate flourishes, simply delivering majestic solos in "My One and Only Love," "All the Things You Are," and "Have You Met Miss Jones." He's very comfortable with old friends Benny Carter and Barney Bigard in an easygoing setting of Carter's "Lula." The two live tracks, "Caravan" and "Georgia on My Mind" taken from At the Renaissance, also find Webster in an inspired mood, supported by a rhythm section including pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarist Jim Hall.

Levon Malkhasyan (Malkhas) - Jazz (2003)

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Levon Malkhasyan (Malkhas) - Jazz (2003)

Levon Malkhasyan (Malkhas) - Jazz (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 00:54:48 | 294 MB
Classic Jazz, Folk Jazz, Free Jazz | Armenian Music Center, Levon Malkhasyan / 287

One of Armenia’s best bands of the period of jazz fever in the beginning of the 60’s was the quartet formed at the Institute of Languages after Brusov and led by Levon Malkhasyan. The band performed during youth parties in Yerevan, toured around the Soviet Union and participated in All-Union jazz festivals. In Voronezh the band won the Grand Prix, while Levon Malkhasyan was named the best pianist of the festival.

Ed Thigpen - It's Entertainment (1998)

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Ed Thigpen - It's Entertainment (1998)

Ed Thigpen - It's Entertainment (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Stunt | # STUCD19816 | Time: 01:06:43

Thigpen has a deft hand on the drums, and this live set from the Copenhagen Jazz House in 1998 is good proof of his skill. Never one to grandstand, he puts the music first. His trio, with Carsten Dahl on piano and Jesper Bodilsen on bass, lays down some straightforward and pleasing traditional jazz, with nice original tunes by all members of the band.

VA - Atlantic Jazz Legends Vol. 1 (1993) {Rhino}

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VA - Atlantic Jazz Legends Vol. 1 (1993) {Rhino}

VA - Atlantic Jazz Legends Vol. 1 (1993) {Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 449 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 184 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Atlantic Jazz Legends Vol. 1 is a compilation CD released in 1993 by Rhino Records. It coincides with Rhino's reissues of the music presented on this disc by the likes of John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, Ray Charles, and many more. The tracks were remastered by Gene Paul.

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

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Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD 2169-2 | 01:09:19

A little less than eight years after it occurred, Concord Records issued this concert, originally broadcast on German radio, from Gerry Mulligan's last European tour, performed less than a year before his death. Mulligan appears with his regular band of the time – pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Ron Vincent – playing a group of originals that serve as springboards for his lyrical style of baritone saxophone playing. The group, which had been together for several years at this point, plays smoothly, offering excellent support to the leader. A special treat is the final track, a version of "These Foolish Things" on which Mulligan duets with guest star Dave Brubeck. The album demonstrates that, in his maturity, Mulligan continued to live up to the standards he had set for himself across a career stretching back 45 years. There are no real revelations this late in the game, but Mulligan and the band play with the assurance of veterans.

Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)

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Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)

Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts 1952/1965 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Accord | # 129019 | Time: 01:11:23

This two-LP set lives up to its title. First Duke Ellington and his orchestra are heard in 1952 during a period when they were being overlooked by the jazz media but still producing a great deal of worthy music. The second half of this release is taken from a European tour in 1965 and features some prime late-period playing from trumpeter Cootie Williams.

Duke Ellington - Live from the 1956 Stratford Festival (1989)

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Duke Ellington - Live from the 1956 Stratford Festival (1989)

Duke Ellington - Live from the 1956 Stratford Festival (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Music and Arts | # CD-616 | Time: 00:54:29

Now that Duke Ellington had regained his former commercial success with his performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, he was free for the remainder of his career to essentially play what he pleased. This live performacne from ranges from old favorites like "I Got It Bad" and "Sophisticated Lady" to the spectacular Britt Woodman trombone feature on "Theme Trambene," the whimsical "Pretty and the Wolf," a fresh rendition of "Harlem Air Shaft" featuring trumpeter Clark Terry and the extended "Harlem Suite." Baritonist Harry Carney, high-note trumpet wizard Cat Anderson and altoist Johnny Hodges all have their great moments on this enjoyable set.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)

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Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic/WEA | # 8122-79688-8 (WPCR-27034)

Other than two numbers cut for the Progressive label in Houston a couple years earlier (and thus far never reissued), this Atlantic session (put out as a Koch CD in 1999) was the recording debut for the remarkable Phineas Newborn. The 24-year-old pianist's playing on this trio/quartet date with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke (and occasionally guitarist Calvin Newborn) is virtuosic to say the least, on Oscar Peterson's level if not Art Tatum's. Newborn rips through the repertoire (which is highlighted by "Barbados," "Celia," "Daahoud," and "Afternoon in Paris"); try to tap your foot to "Celia" without breaking your ankle! In the liner notes, George Wein faults Newborn's tendency to double time the ballads, and some listeners may shake their heads at his constant outpouring of technically impossible runs (those speedy octaves are ridiculous) – but if one has chops on this level, one should feel free to display them. This is a dazzling debut from an ill-fated but classic pianist, and this CD is a gem.

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

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Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 213 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 49 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Timeless Records #CDSJP 262

A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions of Harold Danko's "Swift Shifting," Jon Burr's "Caravelle," and the Rodgers and Hart tune "Blue Moon," the trumpeter plays with a competent quartet that spurs him on. Although clearly weary, Baker's trumpet has some fire left, while his vocal articulation is below par. Still, the "feel" is always there, and even Baker on a less-than-perfect day is filled with joys. He solos on trumpet at length, at least as minimalist in style as ever. At this stage in his career, he remained capable of spine-tingling versions of "Round Midnight," with the trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach laying down perfectly placed notes…

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1993 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4
Jazz / Big Band / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This highly enjoyable 1993 CD issue compiles the original six-song Chet Baker Sextet 10" EP as well as the Chet Baker Big Band 12" album. Although these two sessions were held more than two years apart, this was due primarily to an extended European tour during the intervening months and Baker's obvious unavailability stateside. Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker (trumpet) and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper (alto sax), Bud Shank (alto sax), Phil Urso (tenor sax), and Bobby Timmons (piano).

VA - The Best Women Jazz Vocals (2002)

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VA - The Best Women Jazz Vocals (2002)

VA - The Best Women Jazz Vocals (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Covers | 73:30 | 188.7 MB
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | Universal Music Group / 4352 33622

The Best Women Jazz Vocals album was released in 2002 by the Universal Music Group, and the album includes the best jazz artists.

Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}

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Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}

Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 1963, 2007 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD-463
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Standards / Stride / Piano

Dave McKenna made a remarkably piano solo debut in 1955 with the fifteen tunes he recorded for ABC Paramount (1-15). The remaining tracks on this compilation also come from a solo album, one he cut almost eight years later for the label Realm. Playing without a rhythm section, a key challenge for a jazz pianist, McKenna accomplished a recital of lasting value and pleasure. He plays with strength, individuality, fine beat and technique, and constant taste in all tempos. He is a wonderfully co-ordinated two-handed pianist.

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 13 (1948, 1956) {Philology W 843.2 rel 1999}

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Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 13 (1948, 1956) {Philology W 843.2 rel 1999}

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 13 (1948, 1956) {Philology W 843.2 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948, 1956, 1999 Philology | W 843.2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Big Band / Saxophone

Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop or bebop. Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1935 to 1939, he played the Missouri nightclub scene with local jazz and blues bands. In 1945 he led his own group while performing with Dizzy Gillespie on the side. Together they invented bebop. In 1949, Parker made his European debut, giving his last performance several years later. He died a week later on March 12, 1955, in New York City.