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Big Boy Brass - Breaking the Busker's Code (2019)

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Big Boy Brass - Breaking the Busker's Code (2019)

Big Boy Brass - Breaking the Busker's Code (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 MB | Tracks: 7 | 54:25 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Big Boy Brass Records

Big Boy Brass is an eight-piece brass band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They play energetic jazz based brass band music, that pulls inspiration from many of the brass bands that came before them as well as rock, pop, and funk influences. Adding variety to their shows, Big Boy Brass can often be found with different instrumentations, depending on the event and venue.

O Som Do Jazz - Go! (2019)

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O Som Do Jazz - Go! (2019)

O Som Do Jazz - Go! (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 476 MB | Tracks: 14 | 72:01 min
Style: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Vocal Jazz, MPB | Label: isospin labs

O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of experienced musicians from Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. performing Brazilian jazz, Bossa Nova, samba, Balanço, baião and MPB.

Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes [Recorded 1947-1954, 3CD Box Set] (2003)

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Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes [Recorded 1947-1954, 3CD Box Set] (2003)

Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes [Recorded 1947-1954, 3CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 856 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 564 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0044006559728)

Not considering the 24 "with strings" performances, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts here come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances here are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog," and "Relaxin' with Lee," along with fine reads of "Bloomdido," "An Oscar for Treadwell," and "My Melancholy Baby"…

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956) [MFSL, UDCD 538]

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Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956) [MFSL, UDCD 538]

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 538 | ~ 266 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Vocal / Jazz / Swing / Pop

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, arguably the vocalist's greatest swing set. Like Sinatra's previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin' Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old "You Make Me Feel So Young" to the 20-year-old "Pennies From Heaven" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy…

Mel Torme - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Mel Torme - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Mel Tormé - The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 709 Mb | Scans ~ 230 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Rhino | # R2 71589 | Time: 05:08:54

Up until he suffered a stroke at age 70 in 1996, singer Mel Tormé continued to improve with age and seemed to have inexhaustible energy. This four-CD set from Rhino does a fine job of covering Tormé's pre-Concord output, although the omission of his Concord work of 1986-1995 is unfortunate for that catalog contains many of Tormé's most exciting recordings. In general, the earlier selections (some of which were with his vocal group the Mel-Tones) feature Tormé on hip (for the period) swing tunes and ballads. Things greatly improve once the singer reaches the year 1975 and there are enough high points throughout the set to justify its purchase by Tormé's many fans. Three previously unreleased selections (best is "Walkin' Shoes" with Shorty Rogers in 1962) are a plus and the colorful 84-page booklet is quite definitive.

Elliot Lawrence - Music of Elliot Lawrence (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 636]

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Elliot Lawrence - Music of Elliot Lawrence (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 636]

Elliot Lawrence - Music of Elliot Lawrence (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 636 | ~ 154 or 124 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 12 Mb
Jazz, Big Band, Swing

This Audiophile CD release is comprised of 22 brief performances (generally 2-2 1/2 minutes apiece) that were originally recorded as radio transcriptions (rather than commercial records). Altoist Gene Quill and tenorman Al Cohn (one of the main arrangers) are the main soloists on the big-band selections while Lawrence (on piano) is also featured in a sextet with guitarist Mary Osborne and Tyree Glenn (who doubles on trombone and vibes)…

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-871, 509995-01984-2-9 | Time: 00:46:08
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".

Fire! Orchestra - Arrival (2019)

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Fire! Orchestra - Arrival (2019)

Fire! Orchestra - Arrival (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:06:05
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Rune Grammofon

Fire! Orchestra started out as a 28 piece ensemble in 2011, initiated by the Fire! trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin. Now down to a "mere" 14 members, keeping the rhythm and horn sections to their bare necessities while bringing on a string quartet to expand the canvas, this "cleanup" has worked wonders. The two exceptional and powerful singers, Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg have been members since the start and shine as brightly as ever. With "Arrival" the ensemble have upped the ante on all levels and produced a stunning new album, with five originals and achingly beautiful cover versions of Robbie Bashos´s "Blue Crystal Fire" and "At Last I Am Free" by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers. ”Arrival” is light and shade, joy and despair, structure and improvisation, performed by an ensemble of top notch musicians. We consider it a major piece of work, both in our catalogue as well as in Scandinavian "jazz".

Brockhouse Big Band - That Special Something (2019)

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Brockhouse Big Band - That Special Something (2019)

Brockhouse Big Band - That Special Something (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 MB | Tracks: 7 | 33:09 min
Style: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Housemaster Records

For several years, the Brockhouse Big Band, a young ensemble of 20 musicians, performs at various events in Osnabrück and the surrounding area. After the first rehearsals took place in a cellar in Brockhausen, the band is now preparing for the upcoming performances in the youth center Westwerk in Osnabrück.

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

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B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B, Swing | Label: MCA | # 088 112 042-2 | Time: 01:00:28

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. As well as King, the album features other famous jazz and blues musicians including Dr. John, Earl Palmer and members of Ray Charles' band.

Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark (1980) [Reissue 1990]

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Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark (1980) [Reissue 1990]

Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark (1980) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (00025218644129)

By the time the 71-year-old Stephane Grappelli made this live trio recording with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, his legacy as the greatest of all jazz violinists was firmly in place. Granted, that made him first in a fairly short line of colleagues - other than Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith, who else was there to consider? (Jean-Luc Ponty doesn't count.) But it's hard to imagine another player, regardless of virtuosity, ever conveying the same sense of swing and simple joie de vivre that Grappelli does with virtually every note. Nor does it hurt that his accompanists on this album are among the finest in their fields; Orsted Pedersen plays with a solidity and rhythmic power that are enough to make you forget the absence of a drummer, while Pass slides effortlessly between unobtrusive chordal backup and bravura soloing…

Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009) 2 LP on 1 CD

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Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009) 2 LP on 1 CD

Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Swing | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ10373 | Time: 01:07:17

This release presents two albums by Johnny Hodges, recorded outside of the Ellington setting and both appearing here on CD for the first time ever. The first, which was originally released as PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, is in quintet format and marks Hodges only recorded encounter ever with Argentinean pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin, who contributes two compositions. While the second album, THE ELEVENTH HOUR, showcases the saxophonist soloing on standard tunes with a big band of winds & strings, conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson.

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 | 01:03:22
Vocal Jazz, Harmony Vocal Group, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4961-2

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.

Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]

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Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]

Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 302 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (7243 8 33620 2 8)

A collection of five great albums: "Milestones", "Sketches On Standards", "Kenton Classics", "Portraits on Standards", "Rendezvous with Kenton".
There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Sant Andreu Jazz Band - Joan Chamorro presenta Carla Motis (2019)

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Sant Andreu Jazz Band - Joan Chamorro presenta Carla Motis (2019)

Sant Andreu Jazz Band - Joan Chamorro presenta Carla Motis (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 165.23 Mb | 1:11:08 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Big Band | Country: Spain | Label: Sant Andreu Jazz Band

Trece años de jazz y 12 "Joan Chamorro presenta…”, en este caso a Carla Motis, que entró a formar parte de la Sant Andreu Jazz Band en el 2008, con 11 años, y que ha sido la única guitarrista que ha formado parte de la banda. A modo de Freddie Green en la bigband de Count Basie, Carla Motis, discretamente, durante todos estos años, ha dado un sonido especial a la sección rítmica. Su tiempo, cada día que pasaba, era más sólido, sus "compings” apoyaban a los solistas que iban emergiendo y ella se mantenía en un segundo plano, pero con una gran aportación rítmica y harmónica.