The Stan Getz Quartet With Chet Baker - Quintessence Volume 2 [Recorded 1983] (2000) (Repost)

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The Stan Getz Quartet With Chet Baker - Quintessence Volume 2 [Recorded 1983] (2000) (Repost)

The Stan Getz Quartet With Chet Baker - Quintessence Volume 2 [Recorded 1983] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Records (CCD-4858-2)

It's regrettable that Stan Getz and Chet Baker disliked one another personally, for they had so much in common musically. Both came out of jazz's Cool School, had delightful tones, favored subtlety and restraint, and both could be incredibly lyrical - no jazzman has played ballads more beautifully than Getz or Baker. Recorded live in Norway in 1983 but not released commercially until 2000, Quintessence, Vol. 2 offers a rare chance to hear them co-leading a quintet. One wishes that Getz and Baker (who are joined by pianist Jim McNeely, bassist George Mraz and drummer Victor Lewis) had been able to put their personal differences aside and play together more often, for the two are a highly appealing combination on standards that range from "It's You or No One" and "I'll Remember April" to Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count," Gerry Mulligan's "Line for Lyons," and Sonny Rollins' "Airegin"…

Helen Humes - Complete 1927-1950 Studio Recordings [3CD] (2001)

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Helen Humes - Complete 1927-1950 Studio Recordings [3CD] (2001)

Helen Humes - Complete 1927-1950 Studio Recordings [3CD] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 536 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazz Factory (JFCD 22844)

A superb vocalist even at the age of 13, Helen Humes rarely left that peak of performance, appearing in front of some of the most swinging jump tunes as well as the most affecting jazz ballads during her long career. Like Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, Humes was an early resonator with the blues, which allowed her the intensity of feeling to carry across any type of material with conviction and passion. Jazz Factory, the superb Spanish reissue label, obliged fans of Humes and vocal music alike with a three-disc collection of recordings from the first quarter-century of her career. While still a teenager, she sounded very mature (artistically and otherwise) for a series of ten 1927 risqué blues titles like "If Papa Has Outside Lovin'" and "Do What You Did Last Night"…

The Seeds - Raw & Alive: The Seeds in Concert at Merlin's Music Box (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Repost)

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The Seeds - Raw & Alive: The Seeds in Concert at Merlin's Music Box (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Repost)

The Seeds - Raw & Alive: The Seeds in Concert at Merlin's Music Box (1968) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hayabusa Landings (HYCA-2036)

As they unwittingly proved with their overly ambitious concept album Future, the Seeds were at their best when they kept things simple and to the point, and in 1968, uncertain where to go next after Future tanked, the band decided it would be a good idea to document their energetic live show with a concert album. However, in order to best control the audio, they ended up cutting a live set in a studio rather than taping an actual concert, laying in the sounds of cheering fans after the fact…

Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatham - Shorty & Doc (1961) [Reissue 1994]

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Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatham - Shorty & Doc (1961) [Reissue 1994]

Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatham - Shorty & Doc (1961) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 278 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Swingville/Fantasy (0025218683920)

This CD reissue brings back a rare Swingville session that matches together the trumpets of Harold "Shorty" Baker and Doc Cheatham. At the time Baker, a veteran of Duke Ellington's Orchestra, was much better-known and his soft tone and lyrical style often takes honors on this blowing date with pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer J.C. Heard. For Doc Cheatham, then 55 and (unknown to everyone) only at the halfway mark of his career, this was just his second opportunity to lead a record date, 11 years after an obscure session in France. The results of this meeting are generally quite friendly rather than combative with Cheatham's Dixielandish phrasing sounding slightly old-fashioned next to Baker. They perform appealing swing-oriented material and sound fine in their many tradeoffs.

V.A. - Ethneomystica Vol. 7 (2019)

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V.A. - Ethneomystica Vol. 7 (2019)

V.A. - Ethneomystica Vol. 7 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 523 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 194 MB | Front cover
Genre: Psychill, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mystic Sound Records

Mystic Sound ‘Ethneomystica’ series extends the horizons and goes wider, deeper and higher. Your favorite artists together with the label residents open up the boundaries of beautiful worlds and emotions. An astronaut plunking guitar strings in open space, where you can still hear and emerge with music. Or tiny creatures from the fairy tales which are delivering and swirling in the air like in Cirque Du Soleil. Here comes sassy games with bass in an ethnic world of bells and whistles. Maiia makes it all shaky and dancy, and the journey goes on in a dabby way. Fans of vocals will also find joy here. Not mentioning those who fancy relaxing moods with syrupy chants and carpentry workshop in a tropical garden.

Lee Konitz & Martial Solal - Star Eyes, Hamburg 1983 (1998)

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Lee Konitz & Martial Solal - Star Eyes, Hamburg 1983 (1998)

Lee Konitz & Martial Solal - Star Eyes, Hamburg 1983 (1998)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hat Hut Records (hatOLOGY 518)

Despite the many recordings Lee Konitz has made either as a leader or as a sideman - they number well over 100 - there is no date, with possible exceptions of Motion and Lone-Lee, that can touch this live duet setting for breaking new ground. Given his apprenticeship with Lennie Tristano, Konitz is well-known for his melodic improvising and his ability to re-conceptualize a tune. But what happens here, with Martial Solal's dramatic, often theatrical style of piano playing, is the extension of Konitz's own abilities to visualize inherently what is possible within a given framework…

Visit Venus - Music For Space Tourism Vol. 1 (1995)

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Visit Venus - Music For Space Tourism Vol. 1 (1995)

Visit Venus - Music For Space Tourism Vol. 1 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 447 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Downtempo, Future Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Yo Mama's Recording (YO 4012-2)

Producer/DJ duo Visit Venus claim that their respective fathers were German-American "sound scientists" recruited by NASA in the '70s. Their mission: Create mood-enhancing music for entertaining space passengers on an imaginary voyage to the second planet from the sun. Though this "Sky Tourist Programm" was soon abandoned, the fruits of the two scientists' labor lived on - Music for Space Tourism, Vol. 1 is (supposedly) the result of the sons sampling the original tapes that their seniors had tucked away. Who's to say it didn't really happen? If the elaborate liner notes explaining the "project" don't sell you on it, the head-nodding, space-age bachelor pad grooves might be evidence enough…

Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens (2019)

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Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens (2019)

Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bad Elephant Music (BEM065)

Lost Crowns is built around the songs from Richard Larcombe of Stars in Battledress. And with a little help from Bassist Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld, Tonochrome, Mediæval Bæbes), Keyboardist Rhodri Marsden (Prescott, Scritti Politti), and clarinet players Josh Perl (Knifeworld) and Nicola Baigent (North Sea Radio Orchestra, William D. Drake). Following a little help from Keepsie on Drums.
Listening to their debut release of Every Night Something Happens, it feels like it was recorded during the sessions for Knifeworld’s Bottled Out of Eden, but also making sure that the styles between the Syd Barrett-era of Pink Floyd, the Rock In Opposition Movement, and bits of psychedelia, flowing very well into the sound and styles of Lost Crowns’ music.

Mythopoeic Mind - Mythopoetry (2019)

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Mythopoeic Mind - Mythopoetry (2019)

Mythopoeic Mind - Mythopoetry (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Apollon Records (ARP017CD)

"Mythopoetry" is the debut album of the Norwegian progressive rock act Mythopoeic Mind. It was recorded during the spring of 2018 with a handful of highly experienced Norwegian prog musicians. The goal was make a diverse and melodic journey through the lands of fantasy and myths combining classic progressive rock with unique melodies and nuanced arrangements.

The Quincy Jones - Sammy Nestico Orchestra - Basie & Beyond (2000) (Repost)

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The Quincy Jones - Sammy Nestico Orchestra - Basie & Beyond (2000) (Repost)

The Quincy Jones - Sammy Nestico Orchestra - Basie & Beyond (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Quest/Warner Bros. (9362-47792-2)

"Labor of love" is the inevitable phrase to describe this album on which composer/conductor/arrangers Quincy Jones and Sammy Nestico, both of whom wrote for Count Basie and His Orchestra, assemble a top-flight big band to perform some of their vintage charts. Despite the use of the bandleader's name in the title and the pictures of him with the two principals on the front and back of the album, the music is more "beyond" than "Basie." It is true that both Jones and Nestico are steeped in the Basie band's light, rhythmic approach to playing and their music is imbued with that style. But both are better understood as graduates of the Basie school than true adherents, people who have spent the better parts of their careers applying their knowledge of swing to other endeavors, notably film scores…

Pretty Things - Silk Torpedo (1974) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Repost)

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Pretty Things - Silk Torpedo (1974) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Repost)

Pretty Things - Silk Torpedo (1974) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (POCE-1005)

Silk Torpedo provides an interesting glance into the glam era. Beginning with "Dream" - a ghostly instrumental prelude that the group's friends in Led Zeppelin would later cop for "In the Evening" - this album launches into "Joey," a superb combination of piano boogie, crashing drums, and melodramatic choruses draped in Hammond organ. Phil May's vocals on this piece run somewhere between Ian Hunter and Steve Tyler, and are every bit as effective. "Maybe You Tried" is a glittering slice of glam rock, all pouting and hip-thrusting, with a simply killer guitar hook from Pete Tolson. From this strong start, though, the album falters into a torpid sort of introspection. Still, "Belfast Cowboys" deserves kudos for taking on the Irish question long before U2 was taking its first music lessons. The CD reissue adds live versions of "Singapore Silk Torpedo" and "Dream/Joey," both recorded in 1974.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella (1969) + Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (1970) [Reissue 1989] (Repost)

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella (1969) + Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (1970) [Reissue 1989] (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella (1969) + Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (1970) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reprise Records (926 023-2)

An amalgamation of two previous albums, the material here is predominately contemporary pop. Ella puts her Midas touch on compositions by Randy Newman, Bacharach/David, Harry Nilsson, and Lennon/McCartney, as well as some typical easy listening standards like "Black Coffee," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "Days of Wine and Roses," and "Manteca." Highlights are three Smokey Robinson compositions: "Get Ready" (where Richard Aplanalp's baritone sax replicates Melvin Franklin's bass part heard on the original by the Temptations), "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game," and "Ooo Baby Baby." A rendition of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" doesn't work as well, but she nails Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood" like a journeyman carpenter - proving, as she does on all 22 selections, that a classy voice like hers can sing anything and sing it very well.

Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012) (Repost)

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Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012) (Repost)

Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,05 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 388 MB | Covers - 203 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lion Productions, Garden of Delights

Tetragon, successor of Trikolon, were founded in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony) in the spring of 1971. They released their first and only LP, “Nature”, in that very year. At the end of 1971, Tetragon recorded in a Hamburg studio five long tracks in their well-proven style for their second LP, the release of which, however, failed. Fortunately, the master tape has survived until the present day, so that now, 38 years past schedule, the work is released on CD. Three of the five songs have been written by the band itself, one by Eddie Harris (“Listen here”) and one by John McLaughlin (“Dragon song”). The two latter ones had already been worked on by Brian Auger…

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Now Hear Our Meanin': The Complete 1963 Recordings [Recorded 1961-1966] (2009)

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The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Now Hear Our Meanin': The Complete 1963 Recordings [Recorded 1961-1966] (2009)

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Now Hear Our Meanin': The Complete 1963 Recordings [Recorded 1961-1966] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 511 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 189 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazz Lips Music (JL764)

This release contains the complete 1963 studio recordings by the celebrated Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland big band, all made during the same January 25-26, 1963 sessions and originally issued on two separate albums. As a bonus, we have added the single tune "A Ball for Othello", recorded in 1961 but originally included in one of those albums, and four tunes recorded in 1966.

Starcastle - Citadel (1977) [Japanese Edition 2011] (Repost)

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Starcastle - Citadel (1977) [Japanese Edition 2011] (Repost)

Starcastle - Citadel (1977) [Japanese Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 271 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 237 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Air Mail Archive (AIRAC-1639)

The group's third album is another Yes-like affair, Herb Schildt's keyboards dominating the sound in the best sub-Rick Wakeman manner while Steve Tassler's drumming holds the band's sound together. Terry Luttrell can't quite hit Jon Anderson's high notes, but coupled with the backup singing by Tassler, bassist Gary Strater, and guitarists Matt Stewart and Steve Hagler, the Yes illusion is maintained, especially when Hagler's angular lead playing comes in, as on "Shadows of Song." "Change in Time" is the best of the Yes-style numbers here, a driving little tune with gorgeous choruses and soaring synthesizer breaks…