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Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

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Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Cool | Label: Rhino/Atlantic | # R2 71747 | Time: 01:16:57

Two of singer Chris Connor's finest Atlantic albums are reissued in full on this single CD. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos. Connor (then around 30) was in her prime, and her renditions of such songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Lonely Town," "I'm Shooting High," "Moonlight in Vermont," and even "Johnny One Note" are memorable and sometimes haunting.

Polly Bergen - All Alone by the Telephone (1959) & Four Seasons of Love (1960) [Reissue 2001]

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Polly Bergen - All Alone by the Telephone (1959) & Four Seasons of Love (1960) [Reissue 2001]

Polly Bergen - All Alone by the Telephone (1959) & Four Seasons of Love (1960) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 181 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records (COL-CD-6693)

This two-fer compiles Polly Bergen's All Alone by the Telephone and Four Seasons of Love. It's an economical and convenient way for those who have a limited knowledge of Bergen's music to increase their knowledge and discover what lies beyond the singer's best-known recordings.
All Alone by the Telephone (1959) pairs Polly Bergen with arranger Luther Henderson to create a deeply melancholy song cycle that explores romantic estrangement and isolation from a refreshingly adult perspective…

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 187 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (589 826-2)

The last official album by the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet is the only one that featured the great Sonny Rollins on tenor. With pianist Richie Powell and bassist George Morrow completing the group, this date is a hard bop classic. Brownie and Rollins fit together perfectly on memorable versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love," "I'll Remember April," and a witty arrangement of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."

Frank Rosolino - Frank Rosolino (1954) [Reissue 2001]

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Frank Rosolino - Frank Rosolino (1954) [Reissue 2001]

Frank Rosolino - Frank Rosolino (1954) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-9355)

Jazz trombonist Frank Rosolino matched any of the idiom's giants in fluidity, technique, and imagination. He was a comic vocalist, but there was nothing funny about his solos. They were smooth and dazzling, delivered with ease and precision. Born in Detroit, Rosolino began as a guitarist at 10 and trombone later in his teens. He joined the army at 18, and played with service bands both in America and the Philippines. He played in several big bands after his discharge, among them Bob Chester, Glen Gray, Gene Krupa, Tony Pastor, Herbie Fields, and Georgie Auld…

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) {4CD Set GRP 46482}
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© 1938-55, 1996 GRP Records / Decca / MCA | GRP 46482
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Standards / Swing

The four-CD retrospective The Legendary Decca Recordings represented both an attempt to present the essence of Ella Fitzgerald's two-decade tenure at Decca Records and to defend that period against the conventional wisdom that not until she moved to Verve Records in the mid-'50s was her talent given full rein. Divided into four sections, the collection began with "The Very Best of Ella," not exactly a greatest-hits set, though it started with her first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," and included such chart successes as "Undecided," "Cow-Cow Boogie," and "Stone Cold Dead in the Market."

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #19of27)

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Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #19of27)

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High (1957) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #19of27)
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© 1957, 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072305052
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Orrin's commentary (from his new liner notes): "Before [Coleman] Hawkins, the tenor saxophone-which has come to be one of the basic instruments of jazz-simply did not exist, a fact that would be disputed by neither Lester Young nor Ben Webster-his most prominent immediate successors-nor by Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane or anyone you might choose to put near the head of the line thereafter…This was not my only studio experience with Hawkins, although it was the only opportunity to deal with him strictly on his own terms, which is certainly the only appropriate way to approach a great artist."

Charlie Christian - After Hours (1941) {Fantasy Records OJCCD-1932-2 rel 2000}

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Charlie Christian - After Hours (1941) {Fantasy Records OJCCD-1932-2 rel 2000}

Charlie Christian - After Hours (1941) {Fantasy Records OJCCD-1932-2 rel 2000}
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© 1941, 2000 Esoteric / Fantasy / Original Jazz Classics | OJCCD-1932-2
Jazz / Bebop / Swing / Guitar

AFTER HOURS is an excellent live document of the early roots of bebop, capturing this exciting music in the process of being built by its pioneering architects. Recorded live in New York City at jam sessions at Minton's Playhouse and Monroe's Uptown House in 1941, these tapes feature young modernists Charlie Christian, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, and Don Byas as they pushed the structural materials of swing toward something new and intense.

Willem Mengelberg - The Concertgebouw Recordings (2013) {15CD Box Set Decca rec 1939-1941}

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Willem Mengelberg - The Concertgebouw Recordings (2013) {15CD Box Set Decca rec 1939-1941}

Willem Mengelberg - The Concertgebouw Recordings (2013) {15CD Box Set Decca rec 1939-1941}
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© 1939-41, 2013 Decca / Universal Music | 0289 480 7636 9
Classical / Orchestral

Mengelberg attached huge importance to what he considered a link between Beethoven and himself. For through his studies in conducting, theory and composition in Cologne under Franz Wullner, a friend of Anton Schindler who in turn had been a friend, secretary, biographer and pupil of Beethoven himself, he felt that there was a oral tradition passed down to him. At times the conductor does get near to Beethoven's metronome markings with his swift tempi. Well, Mengelberg is not boring.

Lee Morgan - Introducing (1956) {Savoy Japan, K30Y-6274, Early Press}

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Lee Morgan - Introducing (1956) {Savoy Japan, K30Y-6274, Early Press}

Lee Morgan - Introducing (1956) {Savoy Japan, K30Y-6274, Early Press}
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© 1956, 1988 Savoy Records / King Record Japan | K30Y-6274
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Originally a Hank Mobley session, this is one of trumpeter Lee Morgan's earliest recordings. At the time Morgan (who was just 18) was very much under the musical influence of Clifford Brown although a bit of his own personality was starting to shine through. With the fine tenor of Mobley, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor, Morgan sounds quite comfortable playing bebop and participating in a ballad medley. This set (along with a previously unissued version of "Nostalgia") was later reissued as A-1 – The Savoy Sessions.

Willem Mengelberg - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2001) {10CD plus DVD Box Set Q Disc 97016}

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Willem Mengelberg - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2001) {10CD plus DVD Box Set Q Disc 97016}

Willem Mengelberg - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2001) {10CD plus DVD Box Set Q Disc 97016}
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DVD5 -> 1.10 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 18 min | ISO Image
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© 2001 Q Disc | 97016
Classical / Orchestral

Here is fascinating set "issued by Radio Nederland and realized with the generous cooperation of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the AVRO broadcasting corporation house and the publishing house of Cultuur en Media Hilversum ….released to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary, March 22, 2001 of Willem Mengelberg's death." Many of these performances were issued previously on CD, particularly in the Archive Documents "Mengelberg Edition," the Japanese King Record "Mengelberg Legacy" series or on Music & Arts, mostly premium-priced CDs. Now right from the source we have many of these in the best possible sound, and it is a collection to treasure, especially for the invaluable DVD of Mengelberg conducting the Concertgebouw.

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1954) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1954) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1954) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1954, 2008 Concord / Prestige | 0888072306455 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

There are a multitude of reasons why Bags' Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonious Monk – which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis' practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver's (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis' choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed.

Gene Ammons' All Stars - The Big Sound (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-651-2 rel 1991} (ft. John Coltrane)

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Gene Ammons' All Stars - The Big Sound (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-651-2 rel 1991} (ft. John Coltrane)

Gene Ammons' All Stars - The Big Sound (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-651-2 rel 1991} (ft. John Coltrane)
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© 1958, 1991 Prestige / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-651-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Along with its fellow CD, Groove Blues, this reissue fully documents all of the music recorded by tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons on the busy day of January 3, 1958. Although there were many guest soloists, only one of the four songs on this half of the set (Mal Waldron's "The Real McCoy") has appearances by John Coltrane (on alto) and the tenor of Paul Quinichette.

Eduard van Beinum - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2000) {11CD Box Set Q Disc 97015 rec 1935-1958}

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Eduard van Beinum - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2000) {11CD Box Set Q Disc 97015 rec 1935-1958}

Eduard van Beinum - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live - The Radio Recordings (2000) {11CD Box Set Q Disc 97015 rec 1935-1958}
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© 2000 Q Disc | 97015
Classical / Orchestral

Finally Dutch conductor Eduard van Beinum is receiving attention he so richly deserves with many of his superb performances appearing on CD. Philips has issued most of his commercial recordings for that label, available mostly in Holland. Dutton Laboratories, LYS and Japanese Decca also have issued a number of recordings (with many yet unissued—see our Features article on Van Beinum). Now we have this set of live concert performances dating from 1935 through 1958. The earliest are from 78 rpm acetates some of which were not in very good condition. Some, not all, have surface disturbances even the most precise digital processing cannot eliminate. However, for the collector this is relatively insignificant considering these remarkable performances.

VA - The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vols. 1-6 (2000/2002) **[RE-UP]**

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VA - The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vols. 1-6 (2000/2002) **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vols. 1-6 (2000/2002)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 821 mb
Genre: world, bossa nova, jazz

The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms is a six-volume series of music highlighting some of the beautiful music of Brazil, shown by the artists of the country along with outsiders who too have fallen in love with the bossa nova. The first five volumes were released by Rare Groove Recordings in 2000 and due to its success, a sixth and final version was released two years later, highlighting some of the bossa nova music used in motion pictures. Some of the material are sourced from vinyl.

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh - Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955) {Atlantic 8122-75356-2 rel 1998}

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Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh - Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955) {Atlantic 8122-75356-2 rel 1998}

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh - Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955) {Atlantic 8122-75356-2 rel 1998}
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© 1955, 1998 Atlantic | 8122-75356-2
Jazz / Cool Jazz / Saxophone

Altoist Lee Konitz and tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh always made for a perfect team. Even by the mid-'50s when they were not as influenced by Lennie Tristano as previously (particularly Konitz), their long melodic lines and unusual tones caused them to stand out from the crowd. On this LP reissue Konitz and Marsh co-lead a particularly strong group that also includes pianist Sal Mosca, guitarist Billy Bauer, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke. Their renditions of "originals" based on common chord changes along with versions of "Topsy," "There Will Never Be Another You" and "Donna Lee" are quite enjoyable and swing hard yet fall into the category of cool jazz. This set is worth searching for, as are all of the Konitz-Marsh collaborations.