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Perez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD

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Perez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD

Pérez Prado - Best Selection (2009) Japanese SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 490 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Mambo, Salsa, Latin Big Band, Latin Jazz | Label: UMC | # UICY-80035 | 01:12:01

Universally known as the King of the Mambo, Pérez Prado was the single most important musician involved in the hugely popular Latin dance craze. Whether he actually created the rhythm is somewhat disputed, but it's abundantly clear that Prado developed it into a bright, swinging style with massive appeal for dancers of all backgrounds and classes. Prado's mambo was filled with piercing high-register trumpets, undulating saxophone counterpoint, atmospheric organ (later on), and harmonic ideas borrowed from jazz. While his tight percussion arrangements allowed for little improvisation, they were dense and sharply focused, keeping the underlying syncopations easy for dancers to follow. Prado played the piano, but was often more in his element as the focal point of the audience's excitement; he leaped, kicked, danced, shouted, grunted, and exhorted his musicians with a dynamic stage presence that put many more sedate conductors and bandleaders to shame. With this blueprint, Prado brought mambo all the way into the pop mainstream, inspiring countless imitators and scoring two number one singles on the pop charts (albeit in a smoother vein than the fare that first made his name) as the fad snowballed. He was a star throughout most of the Western Hemisphere during the '50s, and even after his popularity waned in the United States, he remained a widely respected figure in many Latin countries, especially his adopted home of Mexico.

Duke Ellington - The Best Of Duke Ellington (1932-1939) [4CD Box Set] (2008)

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Duke Ellington - The Best Of Duke Ellington (1932-1939) [4CD Box Set] (2008)

Duke Ellington - The Best Of Duke Ellington (1932-1939) [4CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 716 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony BMG (88697302362)

This collection of Ellington's Thirties recordings is generous in that it offers 95 selections and meagre in that there is no discographical information at all (no recording dates, no personel, no matrix numbers). The liner notes give some information but leave one pining for more too. There the criticism ends. Audio restoration by Dutchman Harry Coster (who is attached to the Dutch Jazz Archive and has an outstanding reputation for painstaking restoration of old material) is beyond reproach and the recordings never sounded so good before. And of course there is the music itself, which is formidable, both in musical content and in execution by that peerless group of proud individuals that constituted the Duke Ellington orchestra…

Glenn Miller - The Essential... (2CD) (2005) {Bluebird/Legacy/BMG Music}

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Glenn Miller - The Essential... (2CD) (2005) {Bluebird/Legacy/BMG Music}

Glenn Miller - The Essential… (2CD) (2005) {Bluebird/Legacy/BMG Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 502 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 329 mb
Genre: jazz, big band, swing

The Essential Glenn Miller is a 2CD compilation released in 2005 by Glenn Miller featuring some of his best jazz joints. This was released by Bluebird/Legacy/BMG Music.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - Wrap This! - A Big Phat Christmas (2015)

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - Wrap This! - A Big Phat Christmas (2015)

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - Wrap This! - A Big Phat Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Label: Wingood Music/Music Of Content | # MOC2001 | Time: 00:49:00
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Holidays

Four-time Grammy® winners turn their attention to a very unique take on Holiday Favorites. Big Band Jazz, with some very special guests, will make your Holidays especially Merry! Carol of the Bells (feat. Eric Marienthal, soprano sax) Do You Hear What I Hear? (feat. Take 6) Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow (feat. Jeff Driskill, tenor sax) Hark The Herald Angels Sing (feat. Trey Henry, bass, Gordon Goodwin, piano, Andy Martin, trombone) The Little Drummer Boy (feat. Jay Mason, baritone sax, Andrew Synoweic, guitar) A Christmas arol (feat. Wayne Bergeron, trumpet, Francisco Torres, trombone) I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day (feat. Dan Fornero, trumpet, Gordon Goodwin, tenor sax) Somewhere in my Memory (feat. Gordon Goodwin, soprano sax) Santa Baby (feat. Brian Scanlon, tenor sax, Willie Murillo, trumpet) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

VA - Music To Watch Girls By (3CD, 2019)

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VA - Music To Watch Girls By (3CD, 2019)

VA - Music To Watch Girls By (3CD, 2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 03:50:58 | 528 Mb
Genre: Lo&Fi, RnB, Pop, Blues, Rock, Jazz / Label: BMG Music UK

75 cool, sophisticated and timeless tracks across 3CDs, all packaged in an attractive card fold out pocket pack. Includes Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and many more.

Zoot Sims - In A Sentimental Mood (1986)

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Zoot Sims - In A Sentimental Mood (1986)

Zoot Sims - In A Sentimental Mood (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sonet, SNTCD-932 | ~ 145 or 104 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.96 Mb
Jazz, Swing

~ Recorded November 21, 1984 ~

Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)

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Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)

Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 315.03 Mb | 01:08:41 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Arbors Records - ARCD 19203

At 71, cornetist Ruby Braff was still in prime form at the time of this interesting project. Braff decided to try something different so he utilized clarinetist Kenny Davern, three guitarists (Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jon Wheatley), two bassists (Michael Moore and Marshall Wood) and drummer Jim Gwin. The unusual six-piece rhythm section is well featured with each of the players somehow staying out of each other's way and the three guitars often emulating a piano. Braff sounds fine on such numbers as "Avalon," an emotional medley of two Charlie Chaplin-associated melodies ("Smile" and "La Violettera"), "Jive at Five" and a pair of the cornetist's originals. The closing "Born To Lose" is a frivolity with a so-so Braff vocal (why do older trumpeters feel compelled to sing?) but otherwise this is a successful mainstream effort. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

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Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Concord Jazz | # SACD-1018-6 | Time: 00:55:11 | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Holidays

Although Rosemary Clooney had a major part in the famous film White Christmas back in 1954, this was her first full Christmas album and it was a big seller when it was released late in 1996. From the jazz standpoint, there is not much here, as Clooney is accompanied by a huge orchestra conducted and mostly arranged by Peter Matz. Although there are a few brief solos from altoist Gary Foster, tenor saxophonist Dan Higgins, trombonist Chauncey Welsch and trumpeter Warren Luening, the music is essentially nostalgic middle-of-the-road pop with Clooney joined on several numbers by the Earl Brown Singers (who also take brief a cappella versions of some veteran Christmas tunes); one tune apiece features appearances by Michael Feinstein and Rosemary's brother Nick Clooney. But jazz content aside, Rosemary Clooney is in good voice, and the heartfelt emotions that she expresses on these Yuletide favorites communicate quite well.

Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby The Christmas Album (The Original Recordings) (Deluxe Edition) (2019)

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Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby The Christmas Album (The Original Recordings) (Deluxe Edition) (2019)

Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby The Christmas Album (The Original Recordings) (Deluxe Edition) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 397 MB | Tracks: 28 | 76:38 min
Style: Jazz, Swing, Oldies, Christmas | Label: Pmi Ltd

This CD is the complete Bing Crosby Deluxe Edition Christmas Album featuring the most popular Christmas songs of all time. The album contains 28 original recordings digitally remastered for superior sound quality. The CD disc has White Vinyl Retro Style On Body CD Disc and a Christmas greetings card included in the booklet to personalise the album as a gift. The album also features duet tracks with Bing's Friends and family.

Duke Ellington - At The Alhambra [Recorded 1958] (2002)

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Duke Ellington - At The Alhambra [Recorded 1958] (2002)

Duke Ellington - At The Alhambra [Recorded 1958] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo

Much of the music on this CD from Duke Ellington's 1958 Paris concerts is familiar to collectors from its appearance on various European bootleg labels, but Pablo does a better job arranging and annotating this music, which was recorded by Radio France with permission. The program mixes favorites such as "Take the 'A' Train" (featuring trumpeter Ray Nance, who also soloed on its recorded debut), the always exciting medley of "Kinda Dukish" and "Rockin' in Rhythm" (though the first piece is not listed), and the inevitable wailing extended solo by Paul Gonsalves in "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue." "Juniflip," a fairly new piece written to feature Clark Terry's matchless flügelhorn, was performed only a handful of times and left the band book with his departure the following year…

Count Basie - Volume One: Great Original Performances 1932-1938 (1992)

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Count Basie - Volume One: Great Original Performances 1932-1938 (1992)

Count Basie - Volume One: Great Original Performances 1932-1938 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CDS Records (RPCD 602)

William "Count" Basie made a major contribution to the popular success of Big Band Swing. His Orchestra had two major strengths; dynamic, inventive soloists - and a closely-knit rhythm section that swung to perfection. Basie was also a particularly gifted pianist, and a leader capable of getting maximum effort and precision from his men. This combination of forces produced electrifying results - captured for posterity in his early 78 rpm records - a further selection of which are heard here in new digital stereo - impressions which seek to reveal the full "live" impact of one of the greatest Big Bands ever assembled.

The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live) (2017)

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The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live) (2017)

The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts – Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live at Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen / 2010) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 00:51:52 | 321 Mb
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Impulse! Records, Universal Music

Recorded live in Copenhagen in 2010, iconic Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts joins The Danish Radio Big Band for a legendary one-off concert. On this release, Watts revisits his musical past of living in Denmark briefly in the early 1960's sitting in with jazz and blues bands. Original pieces and big band takes on Stones classics fill this title with a dynamic listening experience sure to excite classic rock fans and jazz-heads alike.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 941 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 420 Mb | Scans - 23 Mb | 03:03:10
Vocal Jazz | Label: New Continent

This 3-CD set presents the complete 1954-62 singles by the great Ella Fitzgerald. Prior to 1956, complete sessions were devoted to singles, however, following that, only a few tunes from each date would be released as singles, and the remainder would be issued on the new LP format. The classic singles featured here were released on the Decca and Verve labels. Ella is accompanied on these tracks by all-star studio orchestras conducted by Nelson Riddle, Frank DeVol, Marty Paich, and Paul Weston, among others. The outstanding 1954 Ella duets with pianist Ellis Larkins were originally issued both as singles and on the then new LP format.

VA - Original Jazz Movie SoundTracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set

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VA - Original Jazz Movie SoundTracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set

VA - Original Jazz Movie Sound Tracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.93 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.33 Mb | Scans ~ 322 Mb
Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Documents | # 600387 | Time: 09:55:31

Long before "La La Land" or "Birdman" Jazz was a perfect way to underscore and even enhance the action on the silver screen - not only in Hollywood, but all the way across Europe, too. Some of the best and most influential Original Jazz Soundtracks from the 1950s and early 1960s are documented in this unique 10 CD collection. Beginning with Miles Davis' iconic soundtrack to Louis Malle's "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud", whose leading actress Jeanne Moreau can be seen with the trumpeter on the cover of our box set, and leading all the way to Henry Mancini's score to Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil". In between you will enjoy American Jazz greats like Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, and The Modern Jazz Quartet, but also legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda with the score to one of Roman Polanski's first films "Knife In The Water", British Jazz-scores by Dizzy Reece and Johnny Dankworth, or soundtracks by French Jazz greats from Barney Wilen to Martial Solal.

Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011) [Re-Up]

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Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011) [Re-Up]

Tony Bennett - The Classic Christmas Album (2011)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Legasy | # 88697980842 | Time: 00:52:40
Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Christmas, Holidays

This collection features a sampling of four Tony Bennett Christmas albums – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album, Our Favorite Things, Christmas with Tony Bennett, and A Swingin’ Christmas – released between 1968 and 2008. Highlights include such traditional holiday standards as "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "Winter Wonderland," plus “Christmas in Herald Square” taken from the album The Playground. This is a nice addition to any Christmas collection.