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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (2017)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (2017)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Zardi's (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:07:30 | 231 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Verve Records, Universal Music

A previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald live album, Ella at Zardi’s, has been unearthed from Verve’s vaults. The album, recorded more than 60 years ago, has been released on CD and digital via Verve Records and UMe, closing their year-long celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial.

Harry Belafonte - Calypso (1956) [2013, Audio Fidelity AFZ 138] Repost

Posted By: v3122
Harry Belafonte - Calypso (1956) [2013, Audio Fidelity AFZ 138] Repost

Harry Belafonte - Calypso (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Audio Fidelity AFZ 138 | ~ 153 or 78 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 104 Mb
Reggae, Latin, Pop, Calypso

This is the album that made Harry Belafonte's career. Up to this point, calypso had only been a part of Belafonte's focus in his recordings of folk music styles. But with this landmark album, calypso not only became tattooed to Belafonte permanently; it had a revolutionary effect on folk music in the 1950s and '60s. The album consists of songs from Trinidad, mostly written by West Indian songwriter Irving Burgie (aka Lord Burgess). Burgie's two most successful songs are included – "Day O" and "Jamaica Farewell" (which were both hit singles for Belafonte) – as are the evocative ballads "I Do Adore Her"…

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (1957) {Roost Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9405 rel 2002}

Posted By: ruskaval
Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (1957) {Roost Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9405 rel 2002}

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (1957) {Roost Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9405 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2002 Roost / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-9405 | Mini LP
Jazz / Bop / Alto Saxophone

SUPERB is right! I have rarely, if ever, heard Sonny Stitt sound like this. Everybody knows about his instrumental prowess, so let's talk about his sound for a moment. On this particular album, Stitt's sound is so rich, so full, so visceral, it sounds as if he's gonna pop right out of the speakers and play in your living room right next to you. I have NEVER heard Sonny play with such a full, enveloping tone as he does here. At first, I thought he might have quit smoking or something, but there he is with holding a cigarette on the cover. But he must have done something to obtain the lavish, sumptuous timbre he plays with on With the New Yorkers.

Freddie Slack - Mosaic Select 18 (2005) {3CD Set Mosaic MS-018 rec 1942-1952}

Posted By: ruskaval
Freddie Slack - Mosaic Select 18 (2005) {3CD Set Mosaic MS-018 rec 1942-1952}

Freddie Slack - Mosaic Select 18 (2005) {3CD Set Mosaic MS-018 rec 1942-1952}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 750 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 499 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1942-52, 2005 Capitol / Mosaic Records | MS-018
Jazz / Boogie-Woogie / Swing

Freddie Slack was the pianist with Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra during part of the 1930s before becoming well known for playing boogie-woogie with Will Bradley's band, most notably on the hit "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." In 1941 Slack went out on his own, forming a big band that soon signed with the Capitol label. His hit recording of "Cow Cow Boogie" in 1942 with singer Ella Mae Morse made him famous even though none of his other records caught on at the same level. Slack's orchestra just lasted two years and, although he had a new band during 1945-1946, many of his recordings were made with small groups.

Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]

Posted By: Efgrapha
Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]

Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory | # SFCD33568 | 00:41:11

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during contemporary World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. The music was written by Max Steiner, who was best known for the score for Gone with the Wind. The song "As Time Goes By" by Herman Hupfeld had been part of the story from the original play; Steiner wanted to write his own composition to replace it, but Bergman had already cut her hair short for her next role (María in For Whom the Bell Tolls) and could not re-shoot the scenes which incorporated the song, so Steiner based the entire score on it and "La Marseillaise", the French national anthem, transforming them as leitmotifs to reflect changing moods.

Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

Posted By: Designol
Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010

Duke Jordan - Trio and Quintet (1955) Japanese Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 153 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Savoy/Columbia | # COCB-53957 | Time: 00:44:31

Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet is an album by American pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1955 and first released on released on Don Schlitten's Signal label before being acquired by the Savoy label.

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

Posted By: Efgrapha
Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 173 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Polydor | # 817 116-2 | Time: 00:43:39

In 1939, Steiner was borrowed from Warner Bros. by Selznick to compose the score for his next film, Gone with the Wind (1939), which became one of Steiner's most notable successes. Steiner was the only composer Selznick would consider for scoring the film, states Thomas. Despite 1939 being Steiner’s peak year for the number of scores he composed—twelve films in all—he was given only three months to do it. When the film was released, it was the longest film score ever composed, at nearly three hours. The composition consisted of 16 main themes and almost 300 musical segments. To meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20-hours straight, taking Benzedrine pills to stay awake.

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)

Posted By: Designol
Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Riverside | # 00025218173827 | Time: 00:40:05

Although he plays guitar exclusively on two of the eight selections included on this CD reissue, it is Toots Thielemans' harmonica playing that is most unique. He holds his own on a hard bop blowing date with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Art Taylor, jamming on such songs as "East of the Sun," "Struttin' with Some Barbeque" and "Isn't It Romantic." Even four decades later, no jazz harmonica player has dethroned the great Toots.

Kenny Clarke's Sextet - Plays André Hodeir (1957) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Kenny Clarke's Sextet - Plays André Hodeir (1957) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Kenny Clarke's Sextet - Plays Andre Hodeir (1957) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (834 542-2)

Drummer Kenny Clarke became a fixture on the Paris jazz scene after moving there in 1956. One of his best records from his early days abroad, originally released by Phillips, is finally available on CD as a part of Verve's Jazz in Paris reissue series. With superb arrangements by Andre Hodeir, and a rotating cast of musicians over three separate recording sessions, the drummer sticks to providing brushwork behind the scenes. "Bemsha Swing," jointly written by Clarke with Thelonious Monk, centers around Martial Solal's playful solo, while the brass and reeds seem to be coming at each other from all angles in Monk's "Eronel"…

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland (1950) {2014 2CD Set Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4031~2}

Posted By: ruskaval
Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland (1950) {2014 2CD Set Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4031~2}

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland (1950) {2014 2CD Set Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4031~2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 360 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 218 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 204 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1950, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4031~2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Rare live material from Charlie Parker – recorded in the very familiar territory of the Birdland nightclub, but not issued until an LP release from the 70s! The material originally was broadcast on radio, but through the series of the Rose transcription disc archive – which meant better recording and preservation than most other radio material of the bop years – helping to make this album a real treasure among Bird fans in the years after his death.

Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Nat King Cole - 10th Anniversary (1955) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:50
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Collectors' Choice Music | # CCM-870, 509995-01973-2-3

Nat King Cole's album 10th Anniversary proved to be an interesting watershed in his career. First finding fame as a popular jazz pianist leading a trio, Cole gradually added more and more vocals until he had pretty much left jazz behind for a full-time career as a singer. This compilation, issued on LP in 1955, drew from unreleased recordings from both his jazz and easy listening sessions. One can hear Cole's growth as a singer in his jazz tracks, scatting a bit in his "Lulubelle," though it is his impressive piano that dominates another original, "I'm an Errand Boy for Rhythm." "Peaches" is a rather pedestrian affair with the heavy-handed bongos of Jack Costanzo proving to be more of a distraction than a benefit. The easy listening vocals are a mixed bag. "Too Soon" is overwhelmed by Nelson Riddle's strings, though Dave Cavanaugh's campy Western satire "Rough Ridin'" fares better. Liner note writer James Ritz sings praises for Les Baxter's scoring of the ballad "The Story of My Wife," though the bland arrangement and melody bring to mind the prevailing attitude among other arrangers of the '50s ("The less Baxter, the better!").

Duke Ellington - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Duke Ellington (1995) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-160 rec 1953-1955}

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Duke Ellington - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Duke Ellington (1995) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-160 rec 1953-1955}

Duke Ellington - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Duke Ellington (1995) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-160 rec 1953-1955}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.84 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 799 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 104 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-55, 1995 Capitol Records / Mosaic Records | MD5-160
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Historians and some Duke Ellington fans look askance at the brief period he spent on Capitol Records (1953-55). This was a hectic period in jazz, with bebop in the near-view, hard bop coming along as well, and the big band was considered by many to be a relic of bygone eras. Yet Ellington persevered, and not without another adversity: the temporary loss of signature alto player Johnny Hodges, who was off leading his own bands. The resulting five CDs worth of material collected here show an Ellington band more aimed at repetition, both of its own repertoire, which had sounded better in the 1940s, and of other bands' material.

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.

Moondog - Rare Material (2006) {2CD Set ROOF Music RD 2633272}

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Moondog - Rare Material (2006) {2CD Set ROOF Music RD 2633272}

Moondog - Rare Material (2006) {2CD Set ROOF Music RD 2633272}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 664 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 286 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 ROOF Music | RD 2633272
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Minimalism

This double CD brings together two divergent strands from Moondog's career: early recordings from the 1950s, and big band sessions from the mid-1990s. Moondog, aka Louis Hardin, left the streets of New York City for Germany in 1974 (as the useful timeline in this package makes clear), but the image that sticks is of the blind Manhattan "street musician" with his Viking robes and home-made instruments.

Sammy Price and Lucky Thompson - Paris Blues (1957) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Sammy Price and Lucky Thompson - Paris Blues (1957) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Sammy Price and Lucky Thompson - Paris Blues (1957) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 038-2)

"Paris Blues" features a 1957 meeting between saxophonist Lucky Thompson and the king of barrelhouse, Sammy Price. The two are backed by an excellent French band featuring guitar, double bass and traps. Hailing from the glorious era, this music is a remarkable expression of the bliss that can happen when Jazz and Blues become one. The album kicks off with, 'I Want A Little Girl.' It's one of a handful of songs with Sammy Price on vocals. His Blues singing is fantastic! Afterwards, the title track begins with a boogie-woogie piano solo. Before long, the band jumps on and joins Price. In this piece and through the album, Jean-Pierre Sasson's electric guitar work is superb. 'Up Above My Head' is a lively tune with Price's jovial vocals…