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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb | 01:12:08
Bop, Swing, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: IMC Music | # JHR 73613

This rich collection of late-1940's recordings from the seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie returns us to the period when modern jazz had firmly broken away from swing, even as, for many jazz fans, it was fulfilling musical promises that swing had long held out. One of the more compelling features of this collection is its focus on ensembles that are larger than the stereotypical small-group bebop lineup. Gillespie liked the big-band style in which he had made his name, and here we find groups of more than twelve pieces handling Gillespie's and other composers' most challenging bop compositions…

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

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Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop / Vocal Jazz
EMI Records #7243 522817 2 5

This volume of Capitol/EMI's Legends Of The 20th Century profiles Nat King Cole, tracing his work as a jazz pianist and a massively popular singer. Both sides of Cole's talent are explored in this 22-track album, which includes "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," "When I Fall In Love" and other vocal hits as well as jazz works like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "Body And Soul." A fine sampling of highlights from both of Cole's careers.

Vosbein Magee Big Band - Come and Get It! (2019)

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Vosbein Magee Big Band - Come and Get It! (2019)

Vosbein Magee Big Band - Come and Get It! (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 416 MB | Tracks: 14 | 72:53 min
Style: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Max Frak Music

The debut recording of the Shenandoah Valley’s hottest Big Band. offering a collection of catchy melodies, familiar song forms, and delicious jazz solos.

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

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Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 122 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Commodore (CCD 7003 MONO)

While Hawkins represents the beginnings and one of the summits of jazz tenor saxophone, Frank Wess slips in the back door as one of the finest of the many second-generation players coming out of both Bean and Lester Young's lineage. Taking off from his groundbreaking work with Fletcher Henderson in the '20s and his pinnacle "Body and Soul" solo from 1939, Hawkins spent a good deal of the '40s rubbing shoulders with bebop youngsters and forward-looking swing players on a variety of small-combo recordings; he is heard here on a few such dates from 1940 and 1943. Teaming up with stellar big-band contemporaries like trumpeter Roy Eldridge, alto saxophonist Benny Carter, and drummer Sid Catlett, among others, Hawkins is in fine form on a mix of ballads and swingers for the 1940 session…

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

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Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 364 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964-65, 2011 Vocalion | CDSML8482
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Two tenor sax colossuses - Paul Gonsalves and Tubby Hayes - join forces on 'Just Friends', a rare EMI album recorded in 1965, which here makes its first appearance on CD. Apart from one standard number (the title track), the music comes from the pens of several premier British jazzers including Ian Hamer, Stan Tracey, Jimmy Deuchar and Hayes himself. In the band are such luminaries as Jackie Sharpe (baritone sax), Les Condon (trumpet), Stan Tracey (piano), Lennie Bush (bass) and Ronnie Stephenson (drums).

Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)

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Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)

Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:52:47 | 338 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band, Female Vocal | Label: Rune Grammofon

As brilliant as their previous album "Enter" is, with "Ritual" they have outdone themselves and produced a beast of beauty and power, extremely well executed, beautifully recorded and produced from only two days in the studio. Free improvisations, spontaneous horns, keyboard frenzy, abstract electronics, guitar mayhem and not to forget; those glorious twin voices of Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg. It´s about mysteries and rituals; in music and in life.

Fapy Lafertin & Le Jazz - 94-96 The Recordings (2CD) (2012)

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Fapy Lafertin & Le Jazz - 94-96 The Recordings (2CD) (2012)

Fapy Lafertin & Le Jazz - 94-96 The Recordings (2CD) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 284.14 Mb + 240.11 Mb + 137.46 Mb (Scans) | 2:14:25
Gypsy, Swing, Jazz Manouche | Label: Lejazzetal - LJCD13

This double album, initially released as two single CDs back in the first half of the 1990’s, were the first on the Lejazzetal label and are now almost thought of as collectable iconic recordings. Viewed by many as the best Gypsy jazz albums since the last recorded releases of Quintet of the Hot Club of France they were recorded with a single ribbon microphone from circa 1938 and featured without doubt the most famous European Gypsy musician since the death of Django Reinhardt.

Scratchophone Orchestra - Plaisir Moderne (2018)

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Scratchophone Orchestra - Plaisir Moderne (2018)

Scratchophone Orchestra - Plaisir moderne (2018)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:46:17 | 303,58 MB
Electro Swing, Jazz | Label: 10h10/Sony Music

The Scratchophone Orchestra, découvert à Jazz sous les pommiers, a une recette qui allie technique, et bon esprit. Leur électro swing se teinte d'électro et de jazz années 30. Une réussite formelle à découvrir les pieds en l'air.
The Scratchophone Orchestra allie science et maitrise des rythmes. L'esprit originel du jazz est toujours là, et c'est le principal. Leur album Plaisir Moderne sort le 02/03 chez 10h10/Sony Music.

Sugarpie And The Candymen - Sweet Classics (2019)

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Sugarpie And The Candymen - Sweet Classics (2019)

Sugarpie And The Candymen - Sweet Classics (2019)
FLAC tracks | 55:25 | 307 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Swing / Label: Irma Records

Il marchio di Sugarpie and the Candymen è il “progressive swing”: una miscela di canzoni originali e riarrangiamenti di evergreen del rock, con diverse influenze ma in cui il comune denominatore è lo swing.
Ed è proprio con una celebrazione dello swing che la band festeggia il suo undicesimo compleanno: anziché immergere le canzoni di oggi in un mitico passato sonoro, vi si sono tuffati loro per ripescare una manciata di classici di quel periodo irripetibile che furono gli anni Trenta.

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

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Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio: The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On the Radio:
The 1962 "Live" Guard Sessions (2008)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Swing, Big Band | Label: Acrobat | # AMACD024 | 00:51:50

Della Reese was born Deloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her local church from an early age. In late 1953 Della signed on with The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and moved to New York and soon had a recording contract with Jubilee Records. Duke Ellington really needs no introduction, being considered by many as the greatest American composer of the 20th Century. His orchestra, over its 50 plus years of performing and recording, launched the careers of many of jazz's greatest stars. The line up for this 1962 performance still featured such respected alumni as Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves. This unique live concert broadcast featuring Della Reese and The Duke Ellington Orchestra was recorded on February 13, 1962 in New York City as part of a radio series specifically designed to promote a National Guard recruiting effort.

The Stan Kenton Orchestra - Cuban Fire! (1956) {2019 RevOla CREVV 852}

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The Stan Kenton Orchestra - Cuban Fire! (1956) {2019 RevOla CREVV 852}

The Stan Kenton Orchestra - Cuban Fire! (1956) {2019 RevOla CREVV 852}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1960, 2019 Capitol / RevOla | CREVV 852
Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Latin jazz / Afro-Cuban Music

While I have only recently become a Stan Kenton fan, I would recommend this album to ANYONE who appreciates jazz. It combines the hard-hitting brass that was Kenton's signature with the Latin rhythms (mentioned above) that swing nicely. The Johnny Richards arrangements and compositions really create an album that you will want to listen to all the way through – LOUDLY! Critics held mixed views of some of Kenton's work, but I have yet to hear of anyone who would give this less than five stars.

Harry James & His Music Makers - Trumpet Blues [Recorded 1955] (1995)

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Harry James & His Music Makers - Trumpet Blues [Recorded 1955] (1995)

Harry James & His Music Makers - Trumpet Blues [Recorded 1955] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Drive/Trama (T050/190-2)

This CD features the Harry James Orchestra during an era when it was often overshadowed by the modernists. Ironically James' big band was rarely as advanced than during this period, when it was somewhat influenced by bebop. Other than two vocals, the performances put the emphasis on James's trumpet, the skills of his sidemen (including altoist Willie Smith and tenor saxophonist Corky Corcoran) and the full ensemble.

VA - Stand By Me: Ultimate Golden Anthems (5CD, 2019)

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VA - Stand By Me: Ultimate Golden Anthems (5CD, 2019)

VA - Stand By Me: Ultimate Golden Anthems (5CD, 2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 5:11:57 | 706 Mb
Genre: Soul, Folk, Jazz, Pop / Label: Ultimate Collection

Stand By Me: Ultimate Golden Anthems is the essential nostalgic look back to the music of the 60s and 70s, with 100 classics across 5 CDs. There’s classic Atlantic soul from Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Ben E. King. The sixties beat boom is remembered via huge hits from The Hollies, Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Moody Blues. There’s Flower Power tracks from Love, Donovan and Sonny & Cher, alongside pure pop by The Monkees and folk from Pentangle and Ralph McTell, whilst the 70s are represented by brilliant singles from Carly Simon, Bread and Rose Royce. If you were young in the 60s or 70s, Stand By Me: Ultimate Golden Greats is for you. It’s a time capsule of amazing music.

Lil Green - The Chronological Lil Green 1947-1951 (2005) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Lil Green - The Chronological Lil Green 1947-1951 (2005) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Lil Green - The Chronological Lil Green 1947-1951 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:46:38
Classic Female Blues, Jazz Blues, Swing | Label: Classics | # 5131

This is the third and final volume in the complete recordings of Lil Green in chronological order as reissued by the Classics Blues & Rhythm Series. By 1947 Lil Green was beginning to sound more than a little like Ida Cox, even when handling songs from Tin Pan Alley rather than straight up out of the tried and true traditional blues repertoire. Comparisons could also be drawn between Lil Green and Nellie Lutcher or Julia Lee. While her "crossover" performances are worthwhile, there's nothing quite like hearing this woman savor the flavor of Bessie Smith hits like "Aggravatin' Papa," "Outside of That," and "You've Been a Good Old Wagon (But You Done Broke Down)." Green's own "Lonely Woman" has a powerful undercurrent running through it – there is even a remote possibility that Ornette Coleman was inspired by this record when conceiving his own composition of the same title in 1959. Even if the link is purely coincidental, these melodies have something wonderful in common. Green's final recordings for the Victor label are strengthened by the presence of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson, Lem Johnson, and David Young.

Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940] Re-Up

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Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940] Re-Up

Charlie Christian - Electric (2011) [Recorded 1939-1940]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Uptown | # UPCD27.63 | Time: 00:56:39

Charlie Christian's career was all too brief, lasting a mere five years. After catching the attention of John Hammond, who recommended him to Benny Goodman, he appeared on fewer than 100 sessions between 1939 and 1941, mostly broadcasts, plus a few privately recorded sessions issued on various labels over the years, in addition to his well-known studio recordings and with Goodman. While the music in this compilation has been previously available, this collection has to much recommend it. First of all, new digital transfers have been made from original acetates from the Jerry Newhouse collection, rather than relying on later generation sources. Frank Driggs' detailed liner notes provide a wealth of historical background and there are also lots of photographs. But the most important factor is the music itself.