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Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 6021 SA, B0016709-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available as a Hybrid SACD!

Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}

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Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}

Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 98 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1990 Fantasy Records | OJCCD-150-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano

Tenor-saxophonist Dave Van Kreidt, a former member of Dave Brubeck's octet in the late '40s, had a reunion with the pianist, altoist Paul Desmond and bassist Bob Bates for this unusual session; Brubeck's new drummer Joe Morello made the group a quintet. Van Kreidt supplied all of the compositions (some of which are fairly complex), giving this set a sound very much different than the usual Brubeck Quartet outing. Interesting if not essential classical-influenced music that predates the Third Stream movement.

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

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Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}
Vinyl rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 206 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 73 mb
Genre: blues, blues rock

Have Guitar, Will Travel is a 1960 album by Bo Diddley. This was released on the Chess Records' subsidiary Checker and is a vinyl rip.
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Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 201 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2007 Concord / Prestige / New Jazz | 0888072301665 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

By 1956, when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication, and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy "Farmer's Market" had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer's 1951 version with Wardell Gray.

Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}

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Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}

Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 178 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 1988 EmArcy / Barclay / Polygram | 837 208-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Saxophone / Flute

One of two Bobby Jaspar LPs put out on 1988 CDs, this set finds Jaspar playing in France shortly before he moved to the United States. Teamed with guitarist Sacha Distel, pianist Rene Urtreger, bassist Benoit Quersin and drummer Jean-Louis Viale, Jasper (who plays flute on two songs) swings his way through six jazz standards, an obscurity and his own "Memory of Dick" (for the recently deceased pianist Dick Twardzik). The music is essentially straight-ahead bebop, the modern mainstream of the period.

Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 184 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 40 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072315945 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The collaborations between Sonny Rollins and any given trumpet player were few and far between, but they did include such notables as Miles Davis, Don Cherry, Clifford Brown, and in this case, his first tandem partnership with Kenny Dorham. At the time, both of them were also members of the Max Roach Quintet, and thus quite familiar with each other's strengths. Add to the mix drummer Art Blakey, bassist Percy Heath, and emerging modern jazz pianist Elmo Hope, and this shapes up to be one of the more potent combos of 1954.

Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 189 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2008 Concord / Prestige | 0888072306516 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this date, a Prestige set reissued by the audiophile label DCC Compact Classics. The trumpeter is featured on a quartet outing with pianist Red Garland, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, playing four standards plus a blues ("Green Haze") and "I Didn't," his answer to Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't." Garland and Jones would soon be in Miles' group, although the fiery Pettiford proved too difficult for the trumpeter to handle and was quickly succeeded by Paul Chambers. The interpretations are generally lyrical and melodic; even "A Night in Tunisia" sounds a bit mellow. Likable if not essential music.

Fats Navarro - In The Beginning... Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}

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Fats Navarro - In The Beginning... Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}

Fats Navarro - In The Beginning… Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 106 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1946-48, 1992 Savoy Records / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0169
Jazz / Bop / Bebop

Trumpeter Fats Navarro is, in fact, only one of three leaders on the sessions compiled on this release. The CD's 12 tracks are actually divided into four from a 1947 Kai Winding date, four from a 1948 Brew Moore outing, and Navarro's tracks from 1946. The three dates share the unpretentious attitude of Savoy sessions from this period – the era predating the intelligentsia's co-opting of bop.

Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27006}

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Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27006}

Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan | WPCR-27006 EU
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety of players, at a variety of labels, and taking some real chances with his music before settling into his more established hit Jazz Messengers sound.

Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You (1958) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41544, Paper Sleeve rel 2006}

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Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You (1958) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41544, Paper Sleeve rel 2006}

Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You (1958) {Riverside Japan VICJ-41544, Paper Sleeve rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar | 20 bit K2
© 1958, 2006 Riverside / Victor Japan | VICJ-41544
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

A classic album from Chet – and one that's got a perfect mix of vocal and instrumental moments, of the sort you don't find easily on other albums! Chet plays trumpet and sings, and is backed by Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones – a different style of group from his west coast years, but one that helps give the record a fresher sound too! Tracks are still shortish, with those breathy Baker vocals we love so much.

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 155 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072313439 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Although they had made a few slightly earlier cuts that would later be issued on Columbia, the first full-length album by the Miles Davis Quintet is quite intriguing in that it gives one a look at tenor saxophonist John Coltrane when he still had a hesitant style. This CD reissue has the same music that is currently available on an Original Jazz Classics set: five jazz standards plus "The Theme." Unlike Coltrane, who would develop rapidly within the next year, Miles was already very much in his prime, sounding quite lyrical on "Just Squeeze Me" and "There Is No Greater Love," and the classic rhythm section (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) was quickly starting to gel.

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

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George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic–Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2000 Atlantic / Koch Jazz | KOC CD-8543
Jazz / Bop / Piano

The fine bop pianist George Wallington hasn't received the recognition he deserved, possibly because of a two-dozen year gap from 1960-1984 when he was entirely out of the music business. This first-rate trio date for Atlantic has finally come out on CD and should help gain him some posthumous attention. One of his two greatest compositions, "Godchild" (which appears on the classic Miles Davis release The Birth of the Cool), opens the disc with a flourish, but there are many strong originals present. The lively stair-stepping "Serendipity" and the furious "Up Jumped the Devil" are worthy of comparison to Bud Powell. Wallington also covers several standards such as "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "It's All Right With Me" with finesse and imagination.

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo--Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}

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Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo--Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo–Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2011 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9746
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Saxophone

A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason.

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 688 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD285 | Time: 05:05:55

Four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz greats: 'Introducing The Three Sounds' (1958), 'Branching Out' (With Nat Adderly) (1958), 'Introducing The Three Sounds Vol. 2' (1958), 'Bottoms Up!' (1959), 'Moods' (1960), 'Hey There' (1961), 'Here We Come' (1960) and 'Blue Hour' (1960).

Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]

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Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]

Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 839 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 376 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Swing, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1160)

“Sinatra-Basie”; “Count Basie and the Kansas City 7”; “The Atomic Mr. Basie”; “Basie Plays Hefti” plus five previously unissued mono tracks from Newport 1956.
“Sinatra-Basie” continues our new series revealing the hidden qualities of stereo sound and here we again quote from the original liner notes to give you a flavour of what to expect within the grooves. “I’ve waited twenty years for this moment” said Frank Sinatra as the recording session for this historic meeting of two genuine musical giants of the 20th Century began on the 2nd October 1962. A few more quotes… With arrangements by Neal Hefti… ”it is the balance of power (between Sinatra and Basie) “that is so successful”…