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Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: ACT | # 9492-2 | Time: 00:53:10

Helge Sunde is a 44-year-old Norwegian trombonist and composer who often works with jazz/classical composer Geir Lysne, sounds as if he checks out Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Carla Bley, and British jazz and TV composer Colin Towns – and who has produced a cracker of a contemporary big-band album with this set. Sunde's Denada ensemble has produced powerful work before, but the balance of moods, melodic variety and arranging ingenuity on Finding Nymo (the sax-playing Nymo brothers Frode and Atle are star soloists) ought to raise his standing outside continental Europe. He throws listeners off the big-band scent with the eerie vocoder whispers at the start, but busy phrase-swapping between the horns, and arrhythmic ensemble riffs with solo-sax wails rising out of them introduce a Django Bates feel. When In Rome is a hooting, swaggering theme with revving engines and street noise, Valse Triste starts like a funeral lament and turns into a demonically waltzing dance, and the title track begins as tentative, sputtery improv, then coalesces into a melody. Guests Olka Konkova (piano) and Marilyn Mazur add flourishes to an already formidable set.

Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans - Bringing It Together (1984) [Reissue 1995]

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Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans - Bringing It Together (1984) [Reissue 1995]

Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans - Bringing It Together (1984) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cymekob Records (CYK 801-2)

This 1984 studio session finally appeared commercially on the Cymekob label in 1995, featuring violinist Stéphane Grappelli in a rare meeting with harmonica player Toots Thielemans; the rest of the group included guitarists Martin Taylor and Marc Fosset with bassist Brian Torff. Though producer Andy Kulberg claims in his notes that neither musician had recorded any of the songs, this is a bit of a stretch. Things get off to a good start with a swinging "Bye Bye Blackbird" and are only weighed down slightly by the tedious "Just the Two of Us" and Paul Simon's lightweight "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover." The rich ballad "Georgia on My Mind" rekindles the fire within the session and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" is highlighted by Thielemans' matchless whistling. While this release could have been stronger with better chosen songs, it will be an essential acquisition for fans of either Grappelli or Thielemans.

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

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VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Swing | Label: Start | # PC622 | Time: 01:52:03

Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett,Crosby, Ella, Billie,Nat,Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.

Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}

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Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}

Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 229 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27197 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Cool

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The aptly titled The Warm Sound reunites Frances Wayne with husband and arranger Neal Hefti, adding to the equation a wonderful support unit including tenorist Al Cohn, guitarist Billy Mure, pianist Hank Jones, and flautist Jerome Richardson to yield one of the singer's most delightful and consistent sessions. Hefti keeps his more extravagant impulses in check here, creating a series of sophisticated but appealingly simple arrangements that underscore the breathy appeal of Wayne's vocals. Likewise, warhorses including "'Round Midnight" and "Prelude to a Kiss" prove particularly well-matched to her sexy but sweet persona.

Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}

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Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}

Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.36 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.70 Gb
DVD5 -> 678 Mb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1934-56, 2008 Storyville Records | 108 8603
Jazz / Swing / Stride / Boogie-Woogie / Piano

This boxed set consists of 10 CD and 1 DVD comprising 212 tracks and 12½ hours of playing time. They range in date from early 1934 to mid-October 1956, only three weeks before Tatum’s death. None of the tracks in this box was recorded in a studio for ultimate sale to the public. With the exception of some recordings made for the U.S. government, they are all live performances, from a wide variety of sources, including off-the-air radio broadcasts, the audio portion of his limited TV appearances, private parties, night club performances, after-hours clubs, transcriptions, recordings in private homes (including his own), and tracks from pressings made gratis for the Voice of America, and for the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Jazz Is Universal (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27191}

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Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Jazz Is Universal (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27191}

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Jazz Is Universal (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27191}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 115 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1961, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27191 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Some big bands started outside the U.S. One notable example was the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band—which was formed in '60 by American expatriate drummer Clarke, Belgian pianist Boland and former Ellington bassist Jimmy Woode. The band lasted just over 10 years and recorded more than 20 albums. Solos were spread among the 13 all-star musicians, and the band's charts were often intricate and laced with European flavor.

Nancy Wilson - The Best of Nancy Wilson: The Jazz and Blues Sessions (1996)

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Nancy Wilson - The Best of Nancy Wilson: The Jazz and Blues Sessions (1996)

Nancy Wilson - The Best of Nancy Wilson: The Jazz and Blues Sessions (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:06
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 53921 2 2

Nancy Wilson's not the first name in bluesy jazz (check out Dinah Washington and Joe Williams for that), but she usually can enliven the form with her sophisticated and sultry style. That's made clear on her rendition of "Stormy Monday Blues," where she eschews blues clichés in favor of a husky airiness, at once referencing a lowdown mood and infusing it with a sense of buoyancy. This split is nicely essayed on Capitol's Blues and Jazz Sessions, as half the tracks ooze with Wilson's cocktail blues tone and the other find the jazz-pop chanteuse in a summery and swinging mood. Ranging from the big band blues of "I've Got Your Number" to the lilting bossa nova "Wave," Wilson handles all the varying dynamics and musical settings with aplomb. Featuring cuts from her '60s prime with the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Oliver Nelson, George Shearing, Gerald Wilson, and a host of top sidemen, this best-of disc offers a fine, off-the-beaten-path overview of Wilson's Capitol heyday.

Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}

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Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}

Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 761 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 649 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1945-49, 1998 Mosaic Records / Capitol / EMI | MD5-184
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Straight-ahead Jazz / Mainstream Jazz

Mosaic, the Rolls-Royce of record companies, has produced another of its limited-edition gems (5,000 copies and no more). This five-CD boxed set highlights the early work of two of the more famous vocal graduates of the swing era – Peggy Lee and June Christy. Recently signed by Capitol, they were the company's attempt to break into the transcription business. Transcriptions were records provided to radio stations to fill a constant need for music that regular commercial releases were unable to meet. Most of the songs on this album, cuts from 1945 through 1949, were never before or since recorded by Lee and Christy, so they are a nice addition to their respective discographies.

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Coming About (1996) {Enja ENJ-9069 2}

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Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Coming About (1996) {Enja ENJ-9069 2}

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Coming About (1996) {Enja ENJ-9069 2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 426 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Enja Records | ENJ-9069 2
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Post-Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Composer/arranger Maria Schneider and her 18-piece orchestra perform a variety of advanced and difficult music on this CD. The centerpiece of the set is her three-part "Scenes from Childhood" which deals with fear, confusion and grudging acceptance; do not look here for any childlike melodies or playfulness. In addition the big band plays a reworked version of "Giant Steps," the "Love Theme from Spartacus," the Spanish-flavored "El Viento" (which is slightly reminiscent of Gil Evans's writing for Sketches of Spain) and "Waxwings."

The Swingaroos - Music of the Night (2019)

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The Swingaroos - Music of the Night (2019)

The Swingaroos - Music of the Night (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 349 MB | Tracks: 15 | 58:00 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Elvanelle Music

NYC's swing sextet presents "Music of the Night". With 1940's-style arrangements and a splash of technicolor, The Swingaroos lend a spirited voice to the most-cherished songs and personalities of the Broadway stage. From the opening curtain to the "eleven o'clock" number, Music of the Night overflows with hits by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Kander & Ebb & more. Featuring "sizzling", award-winning vocals by Kim Hawkey and Broadway-worthy arrangements from Assaf Gleizner, this group is "awesome in every way" (Talkin' Broadway).

Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014) featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014) featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra [Re-Up]

Beegie Adair - The Good Life: A Jazz Tribute to Tony Bennett (2014)
featuring The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Piano Jazz, Lounge, Standarts | Label: Green Hill Productions | # GHD5965 | 00:47:04

Another gem from the creative Beegie Adair and her trio. This time, she is accompanied by Jeff Steinberg and his orchestra. A loving tribute to Tony Bennett and his illustrious career. As usual, Beegie includes one selection on the album where she plays solo piano and she picked 'I Left My Heart In San Francisco'. A beautiful rendition. This is a great album tinged with jazz overtones without losing the melodic memories of Tony's original sound. The orchestra is perfectly balanced and adds just the right touch while still allowing the familiar Beegie Adair Trio sound to shine through. If you are new to Beegie's music, this album will make you a convert to her impeccable sound and those like myself, have added it as another gem to her large catalog of great music.

Lionel Hampton - Sentimental Journey (1985) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27929}

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Lionel Hampton - Sentimental Journey (1985) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27929}

Lionel Hampton - Sentimental Journey (1985) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27929}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 112 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1985, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27929 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vibraphone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini description. I have always liked the arrangements in Lionel Hampton & Orchestra recordings. They are powerful, colorful and tasty. As the title 'Sentimental Journey' implies, we're given Lionel Hampton & Orchestra versions of classic standards. And we're blessed with the smooth and lovely vocals of Sylvia Bennett. Made in 1985, the album credits Lionel Hampton for playing not only the vibraphone but also the Yamaha DX-7 (for what? a vibraphone sound? sounds great, though). If you mainly only like Lionel's solo playing, you may not appreciate the big band focus of Lionel Hampton & Orchestra recordings. Solos are shared, but there's a vibraphone solo on every track, of course.

Ray Conniff Singers - Greatist Hits (1992)

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Ray Conniff Singers - Greatist Hits (1992)

Ray Conniff Singers - Greatist Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Easy Listening, Orchestral, Vocal Pop | Label: Columbia | # 471108 2 | Time: 00:42:17

From its title, one might reasonably expect that this Australian compilation would contain some of the Ray Conniff Singers' best-known recordings, such as "Invisible Tears" and "Somewhere, My Love." It doesn't, but it what it does contain is even more surprising. Put simply, this 14-track album consists of seven songs each from two of the Conniff Singers' albums of 1968: the first half from Honey and the second half from Turn Around Look at Me. Versions of many of the big hits of the era – "Love Is Blue," "This Guy's in Love with You," "Mrs. Robinson," etc. – are included and performed with the choral group's usual earnestness as Conniff recreates the arrangements used on the original hit recordings. But the album title is confusing, to put it mildly.

Kay Starr - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2007)

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Kay Starr - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2007)

Kay Starr - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 994 Mb | 03:15:33 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: EMI Gold - 390 0472

Katherine Laverne Starks (July 21, 1922 – November 3, 2016), known professionally as Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the late 1940s and 1950s. Starr was successful in every field of music she tried (jazz, pop, and country), but her roots were in jazz. Billie Holiday called her "the only white woman who could sing the blues."

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

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VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb | 01:05:04
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 517 168-2

Interpretations of classic Cole Porter standarts by the greatest jazz musicans: Charlie Parker, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Art Tatum, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Tal Farlow, Oscar Peterson, Jim Hall, Abbey Lincoln, and many other big names.