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Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) Re-up

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Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) Re-up

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | MFSL, UDCD 658 | ~ 115 or 96 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 66 Mb
Jazz / Swing

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn't in peak form here…

VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)

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VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)

VA - Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues & Jazz 1925 to 1961 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 156 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Covers included
Blues, Jazz, Holidays | Label: Document | # DOCD-32-20-20 | Time: 00:54:46

This set includes music perfect for Halloween that isn't actually about Halloween, although everything included here is definitely scary on one level or another. Consisting of vintage jazz and blues tracks issued between 1925 and 1961, there are plenty of songs here about devils and witches, including Tampa Red's "Witchin' Hour Blues," Sippie Wallace's "Devil Dance Blues," and the Mississippi Sheiks' "I Am the Devil," among others. There's also a classic version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins doing his signature tune, "I Put a Spell on You," this one done with the Leroy Kirkland Orchestra.

David Murray Big Band - South Of The Border (1995)

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David Murray Big Band - South Of The Border (1995)

David Murray Big Band - South Of The Border (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DIW Records (DIW-897)

South of the Border is an album by the David Murray Big Band released on the Japanese DIW label. Recorded in 1992 and released in 1995 the album features performances by Murray, Rasul Siddik, James Zoller, Hugh Ragin, Craig Harris, Frank Lacy, Al Patterson, Vincent Chancey, Kalil Henry, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, Don Byron, Sonelius Smith, Fred Hopkins, Tani Tabbal, and Larry McDonald, conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris.

Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band II (1998)

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Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band II (1998)

Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band II (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans ~ 119 Mb | 00:50:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Blues | Warner Music Canada #CD 23010

Colin James and the Little Big Band II is a swing-jive album by Canadian musician Colin James, released in 1998. Colin James and the Little Big Band II earned James the 1999 Juno Award for "Best Producer". While the late '90s may be remembered as the era of the swing revival movement, Colin James was one of the first artists to rediscover this popular musical style of yesteryear. Although James started out first and foremost as a blues guitarist, he'd been a lover of swing since he was a teen, deciding to ditch his blues-rock for 1993's Colin James and the Little Big Band I. The switch proved to be the right move back home; the album was a double-platinum smash.

Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975) [Japanese Edition 1985] (Re-up)

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Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975) [Japanese Edition 1985] (Re-up)

Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975) [Japanese Edition 1985]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (J33J-20048)

The Count Basie Orchestra's initial studio album for Pablo mostly features pleasant but lightweight arrangements by Sammy Nestico. The music is quite recognizable as Basie's but the results are somewhat forgettable and predictable.

VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)

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VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)

VA - Love's Been Good To Me: The Songs Of Rod McKuen (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:19:51 | 426 Mb
Pop, Chanson, Folk, Vocal Jazz | Label: Ace Records

From folk anthems to movie themes and French chanson ballads, 25 songs from one of the great pop culture icons of his time, including three previously unissued tracks.

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

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New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4961-2 | Time: 01:03:22
Vocal Jazz, Harmony Vocal Group, Mainstream Jazz

You have to admire New York Voices' diversity – this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman ("Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way"), Duke Ellington ("In A Mellow Tone"), Woody Herman ("Early Autumn"), and Artie Shaw ("Stardust"). Although many of these classics came out of the Swing Era, Sing, Sing, Sing also has its share of post-World War II gems. Ralph Burns' lovely "Early Autumn" is a gem that Herman recorded in 1948, when he was exploring bop with his Second Herd and the Four Brothers. And "Orange Colored Sky," which was a major hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1950, is quite relevant to the CD's big band theme because Cole recorded it with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805] Re-up

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Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805] Re-up

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 805 | ~ 238 or 102 Mb | Scans Included
Bop, Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period…

Roy Eldridge - The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions [Recorded 1951-1960, 7CD Box Set] (2003)

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Roy Eldridge - The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions [Recorded 1951-1960, 7CD Box Set] (2003)

Roy Eldridge - The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions [Recorded 1951-1960, 7CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,99 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,11 GB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve/Mosaic Records (B0001636-02)

Dan Morganstern makes an excellent point in his liner notes when he laments the tendency to refer to Roy Eldridge as a “link between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.” For one thing, Diz eschewed the kind of brilliant trumpet tone that characterized the work of Eldridge and Armstrong. Considered in this light, if one starts with Armstrong’s early achievements and then looks for anything like that kind of distilled joy in all the subsequent history of the music, one gets no further than the spectacular sides the man they called “Little Jazz” made for Columbia in January 1937. There’s just no one after that to “link” to, ever…

Benny More - Voz y Obra (1995) {Milan Latino 7313835777-2 rec 1950's}

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Benny More - Voz y Obra (1995) {Milan Latino 7313835777-2 rec 1950's}

Benny More - Voz y Obra (1995) {Milan Latino 7313835777-2 rec 1950's}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1950's, 1995 Milan Latino / BMG | 73138 35777-2
Jazz / Latin / Pop / Mambo / Rhumba / Guajira

"The Barbarian of Rhythm" delves into mambo, rhumba, guajira, and cha-cha-cha on this 19-song collection, which features "Dolor Y Perdon," "Bonito Y Sabroso," "Ensalada de Mambo," "Caricas Cubanas" and "Mi Amor Fugaz.".

Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}

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Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}

Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 627 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 477 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1935-41, 2008 Mosaic Records / Sony BMG | MS-030
Jazz / Blues / Jazz Blues

While most Mosaic limited-edition boxed sets concentrate on recordings by an individual bandleader or a single record label, Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano features sessions by a number of different artists from several labels active in the 1930s and early '40s, when boogie-woogie was very popular. Fifteen different pianists are featured (if one counts Lionel Hampton playing two fingered-duo piano in a band setting), though it is the giants of the genre, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, and Jimmy Yancey who are given the most exposure.

Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}

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Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}

Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 274 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1938-54, 1999 MCA Records | MCAD-12044
Jazz / Swing / Jump Blues / Jive

Perhaps the most renowned performer from the '40's Jump, Jive and Swing Era, Jordan created a style and songbook that continues to be influential, and he's acknowledged by artists from B.B. King to Brian Setzer. The #1 Black hit-maker of the '40's, Jordan is in every Hall of Fame imaginable. The 1st full-length, in-depth compilation to focus on Jordan's most swinging music features 12 tracks making their U.S. CD debut.

Count Basie and Orchestra - On The Road (1980) (Re-up)

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Count Basie and Orchestra - On The Road (1980) (Re-up)

Count Basie and Orchestra - On The Road (1980)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 52 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (3112-1)

This release gives one a definitive look at the Count Basie Orchestra during its final years. Trumpeter Pete Minger, trombonist Booty Wood and Eric Dixon on tenor and flute are the main soloists, but it is the classic Basie ensemble sound (which never seems to get dated or lose its charm and power) that carries the day. Whether it is "Wind Machine," "Splanky" or "In a Mellow Tone, " this is a highly enjoyable set.

Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker... Basie! (1963) (Re-up)

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Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker... Basie! (1963) (Re-up)

Count Basie - Li'l Ol' Groovemaker… Basie! (1963)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (821 799-2)

Nine tracks of the Basie band in its prime playing music composed and arranged by Quincy Jones - that should be enough to tell you this is a superb album. All nine of the originals are virtually forgotten today but are very well-played by this veteran band. Although Frank Foster was still in the band, Eric Dixon (on tenor and flute) was starting to assert himself as a major solo voice while trumpeter Snooky Young has a few strong spots.

VA - The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records [4CD] (2006)

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VA - The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records [4CD] (2006)

VA - The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records [4CD] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.6 GB | Scans
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! | Catalog Number: B0006 680-02

The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records is a four-disc set, compiled and annotated by author Ashley Kahn who wrote the book of the same name being published concurrently with its release. Impulse's great run was between 1961 and 1976 – a period of 15 years that ushered in more changes in jazz than at any other point in the music's history. Impulse began recording in the last weeks of 1960, with Ray Charles, Kai Windig /J.J. Johnson, and Gil Evans. While Impulse experimented with 45s 33 1/3 EPs, cassettes, and reel to reel tapes later in its existence, it was–and this set focuses on– it was the music on its LPs (with distinct orange and black packaging in gatefold sleeves containing copious notes) that helped to set them apart.