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Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband - Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (2017)

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Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband - Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (2017)

Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband - Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 396.22 Mb | 52:51 | Covers
Modern Big Band | Label: Planet Arts - PA 301721

Barefoot Dances and Other Visions is a seven-part suite composed in 2014 for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Each piece expresses a different kind of fantasy. We performed it live in two concerts in Frankfurt February ’14, then recorded it in the studio in September of that year.

VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)

VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Label: Giants Of Jazz | # CD 53170 | Time: 01:06:38
Afro Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bop, Mambo

Featuring prime Latin jazz cuts from the heyday of the mambo, Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 is really a better than average showcase for one of the music's best: Machito. In fact, this disc contains 13 sides by Machito & His Orchestra, including two bebop gems featuring Charlie Parker ("Mango Mangue," "No Noise, Pts. 1-2"). That's not to overlook the presence of one of the supreme champions of Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie ("Manteca"), Stan Kenton and his mathematically frenetic bongo jams, and J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding teaming up for a couple of classics. Truthfully, however, the real meat here is heard on such Machito dancefloor fillers as "Oyeme" and "Minor Rama." So, when you've got a jones for jazz in a mambo mood, this disc will provide the needed salve.

Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)

Posted By: Designol
Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)

Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: HEP Records | # HEP CD 1063 mono | Time: 01:15:15

Strictly Jive is the Hep label's 25-track salute to Chick Webb, a formidable percussionist who led one of the toughest big bands of the 1930s. Strictly Jive concentrates upon the years 1935-1940, a period of time that represents the second half of the ten-year Webb dynasty. The Chick Webb orchestra was a jazz incubator from which emerged seasoned instrumentalists like Taft Jordan, Sandy Williams, Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson, and Eddie Barefield, as well as future bandleaders John Kirby and Louis Jordan, and renowned composer and arranger Edgar Sampson. Saxophonist Wayman Carver, one of the few flutists in jazz during the 1930s, was a featured soloist with Chick Webb and may be heard piping away in front of the band on Wilbur Sweatman's "Down Home Rag." Most people who have heard of Webb associate him with his star vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, a dynamic woman who assumed leadership of the band after 30-year-old Chick Webb succumbed to spinal tuberculosis on June 16, 1939 in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.

Lester Young - Ultimate Lester Young (1998/2019)

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Lester Young - Ultimate Lester Young (1998/2019)

Lester Young - Ultimate Lester Young (1998/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 188 MB | Tracks: 11 | 61:30 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Although serious fans and collectors will have little use for the disc, Ultimate Lester Young is a solid collection of 12 highlights from the saxophonist's Verve recordings as selected by Wayne Shorter. For the curious neophyte, the disc offers a good overview of Young's time at the label, featuring the saxophonist in a variety of different settings, including combos with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, and Count Basie. Certainly, the disc should be thought of as an introduction, not the final word, but on that level it works very well. Among the featured numbers are "Pennies from Heaven" and "Lester Leaps Again."

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

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Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 151 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948, 1994 Hep Records | HEP CD 17
Jazz / Bebop / Big Band / Sweet Bands

This CD has the only existing performances of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1948, a year when a recording strike kept most bands off of records. With many charts by Gil Evans or Gerry Mulligan, the Thornhill big band was often quite bop-oriented and featured fine solos from clarinetist Danny Polo, altoist Lee Konitz and the tenor of Mickey Folus; a few numbers also include Brew Moore on tenor, baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Gene Roland. In addition there are some vocals from the Snowflakes (a vocal quintet) and Joe Derise. The highly enjoyable and somewhat historical CD is easily recommended to bop collectors and listeners who are interested in the later Claude Thornhill Orchestra.

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}

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Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb | Full Artwork
© 1957, 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1202 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Cool / Experimental Big Band / Modern Creative / Trumpet

This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion – the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis that would produce Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, two of Davis' best albums. That said, this album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn't worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool. Columbia also allowed Evans to assemble a 19-piece band for the recordings, at a time when big bands were far out of fashion and also at a time when the resulting recordings could not be released until two years in the future (because of Davis' contractual obligations with Prestige).

Flat Earth Society - Answer Songs (2009)

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Flat Earth Society - Answer Songs (2009)

Flat Earth Society - Answer Songs (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 338 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Big Band, Avant-Garde Jazz | ZONK! Records #ZONK! 013

When you write a song in answer to an existing song, you get an answer song. Gerda Dendooven, Rokus Hofstede, Jef Neve, Corrie van Binsbergen, Peter Vandenberghe, Bruno Vansina, Peter Verhelst, Peter Vermeersch and Tom Wouters worked on lyrics and music for a dozen songs for FES. Among others, Esther Lybeert performs as singer. Existing songs, susceptible to or screaming for an answer were longlisted (a.o. ‘Song to the Siren’, ‘Should I stay or should I go’, My funny Valentine’ and ‘Poupée de cire’). Style, age, language were of no importance. Usually the text was decisive, but also instrumental songs were considered. There were no limits to how close the adaptation had to refer to the original, the new composition didn’t even have to be in the same style.

VA - The Jazz Bar, Vol. 5 (2009)

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VA - The Jazz Bar, Vol. 5 (2009)

VA - The Jazz Bar, Vol. 5 (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Music and Melody, | ~ 655 or 442 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Early Jazz, Swing, Bop

~ Thelonious Monk Quintet, Stan Getz Quartet, Chick Webb and His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong and many more! ~

Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Shelly Manne & His Men - Here That's Manne: Septet & Quintet Sessions 1951-1958 (2009) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 523 Mb | Scans ~ 102 Mb
Genre: West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Fresh Sound | # FSRCD 2251 | Time: 03:47:07

3-CD Box set, 60-page booklet including comprehensive biography, original liner notes and cover art, rare photos, unseen memorabilia and extensive discography. Shelly Manne (1920-1984) was one of the most important drummers in jazz history. Opening with his first recordings as a leader for Dee Gee Records in 1951 (Chicago) and 1952 (Los Angeles), this collection covers both these septet sessions and the great series of all-star septet and quintet recordings made for Contemporary by Shelly Manne and His Men between 1953 and 1958. Here’s that Manne.

Gabriel Yared & VA - The English Patient: Original Soundtrack Recording (1996) [Re-Up]

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Gabriel Yared & VA - The English Patient: Original Soundtrack Recording (1996) [Re-Up]

Gabriel Yared & VA - The English Patient: Original Soundtrack Recording (1996)
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz

EAC | APE (Image) + cue.+log ~ 321 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | Label: Polydor | # 537 325-2 | 01:15:11

The English Patient is the original soundtrack of the 1996 Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film The English Patient starring Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Juliette Binoche (who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Hana" in this film) and Colin Firth. The original score and songs were composed by Gabriel Yared. The album won the four major soundtrack awards: the Academy Award (Best Dramatic Score), the Golden Globe (Best Original Score), the BAFTA Award (Best Film Music) and the Grammy Award (Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television).

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello} **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 758 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 337 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Era is a 3CD box set released in 1995 by Otello Records. It features songs by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Mel Tormé and many more, going back to the days of big band jazz. 16 tracks on each of the three discs.

Roomful Of Blues - Swingin' And Jumpin' (1999)

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Roomful Of Blues - Swingin' And Jumpin' (1999)

Roomful Of Blues - Swingin' And Jumpin' (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 324 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Swing, Jump Blues | 32 Blues #32146

32 Jazz's Swingin' & Jumpin' is an excellent 12-track compilation of highlights from Roomful of Blues' early recordings, concentrating on their eponymous debut. Over the course of their decades-long existence, Roomful of Blues effectively became a franchise unto themselves, built more on a brand-name collective identity than on the voices of the myriad individual members who kept the band a smoothly humming machine. Describing Roomful of Blues that way, however, gives short shrift to the many accomplished musicians who have emerged from the band's ranks over the years: guitarists Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl, organist Ron Levy, pianist Al Copley, singer Lou Ann Barton, vocalist/harmonica player Sugar Ray Norcia, and drummer Fran Christina (later of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), to name the most prominent.

Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie (1956) {Verve 817 788-2}

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Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie (1956) {Verve 817 788-2}

Buddy Rich - This One's For Basie (1956) {Verve 817 788-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956 Verve Records | 817 788-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Drums

Drummer Buddy Rich put together an interesting 11-piece group for this tribute to Count Basie. The only Basie alumnus present is trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison but the other soloists (trombonist Frank Rosolino and Bob Enevoldsen, Bob Cooper on tenor and pianist Jimmy Rowles) easily fit into the setting. Marty Paich contributed the arrangements, there are plenty of drum solos and the music, if not all that memorable, can easily be enjoyed by straightahead jazz fans.

V.A. - Café Shanghai (2008)

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V.A. - Café Shanghai (2008)

V.A. - Cafe Shanghai (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 552 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 335 MB | Covers - 150 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: IMC Music Ltd. (CAF 800169)

This collection returns us to a time when the city of shanghai was a mecca of international sophistication and daring, and U.S. swing and jazz musicians of the classic era found a home amid the city's nightlife, which they shared with the best-known Chinese singers of the period. These discs mix great western musicians like Coleman Hawkins and Ella Fitzgerald (and some western artists like Sammy Kaye who were perhaps more popular than great) with Chinese cabaret singers who had crossover appeal for western ears.
Doris Day, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and many others.

John Barry - The Day Of The Locust (1974) Limited Edition 2010

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John Barry - The Day Of The Locust (1974) Limited Edition 2010

John Barry - The Day Of The Locust (1974) Limited Edition 2010
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 196 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 122 | 00:31:54

Great John Barry album makes world CD premiere at last! Original soundtrack from John Schlesinger 1930's-era drama with Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, William Atherton. In 1974, famed Dot label producer Tom Mack produces two back-to-back classic soundtracks to Paramount movies with similar 1930's Los Angeles settings: CHINATOWN (for ABC label) & THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (for London label). Mack produces both LPs with emphasis on original scores while weaving in period music important to each respective movie, greatly enhancing mood of final album. For THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, John Barry anchors with rich, warm main theme, then surrounds with appropriate variants to fit each scene. For climactic sequence, Barry writes what might be his most intense, dramatic cue of a long and famed career! Intrada CD features same classic program as London LP, presented from mint condition stereo album masters vaulted at Universal Music Group. Notes by Jeff Bond. John Barry conducts.