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Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Sony Music Special Products | # WK 75025 | 00:34:41

This was Duke Ellington's first film score, undertaken at the urging of Anatomy of a Murder's director, Otto Preminger. The full range of the composer's previous work was brought to bear on this 1959 work. Ellington was a natural choice to convey the rich and varied emotional moods of this drama. Tension and release, danger and safety, movement and stillness, darkness and light; the textural palette that was Ellington's signature was always compellingly cinematic. In these orchestral settings, Duke's soloists (Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and others) shine, as their playing reflects true variations on a theme in a classical sense. That's not to say that this set doesn't swing, too – "Happy Anatomy" is a short but fully cranked gallop. This is an album of rich variety and evocative writing.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included
Label: Pacific Jazz | # 7243 8 35634 2 5 | Time: 02:04:54
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker (trumpet) and Stan Getz (tenor sax). Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would rather not be in the same room at the same time, Baker and Getz are able to create some legitimately brilliant improvisation. For the Haig set, Getz had been brought in to co-lead a quartet with Baker for an incarcerated Gerry Mulligan.

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

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Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD [Re-Up]

Terry Gibbs - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Swing Is Here! (2011) 2LP on 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 515 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Big Band, Swing, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Poll Winners | # PWR 27261 | Time: 01:15:11

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Jazz great on one CD. Contains the complete original album the Exciting Big Band of Terry Gibbs, presenting an outstanding formation that includes such stars as Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli and Frank Rosolino. As a bonus, the complete LP Swing Is Here! Presenting nearly the same band. Includes 16-page booklet.

V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)

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V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)

V.A. - The Story Of Vocal Jazz 1911-1940 [10CD Box Set] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,95 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,78 GB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Le Chant Du Monde (574 1301.10)

A chronological history of jazz vocal presented by André Francis and Jean Schwarz. 10 CDs with more than 12 hours of music.
The resulting 2 boxed sets of 10 CDs in each, unlike any other available today, groups together the main vocalists in the story of jazz from the first half of the 20th century. Each of these 20 CDs offers in more or less the same proportion, the purest of African-American song with gospel and blues singers, from truculent Ma Rainey to majestic Bessie Smith, sophisticated Sarah Vaughan to popular Louis Prima, the folk-related tones of Charlie Patton to the honeyed voice of Frank Sinatra.

VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}

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VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}

VA - HQCD Jazz Selection (2009) {Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 379 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Bop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Vocal Jazz | EMI Music Japan Inc. #TOCJ-90010

Limited two-disc edition (HQCD + standard CD) for comparing sound. The collection includes Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Sonny Clark, Art Pepper and others…

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Stan Gets, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Muligan, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

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Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

Nina Simone - 'Live At Town Hall' (1959) + 'The Amazing Nina Simone' (1959) 2CD, 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 226 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: PLAY 24-7 | # PLAY 2-069 | 01:26:20

The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude".

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}

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Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}

Lennie Niehaus - Vol. 1: The Quintets (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-1933-2 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954-56, 2000 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-1933-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Alto saxophonist Lennie Niehaus is better known as the arranger for Clint Eastwood's films, but he has long been familiar to jazz fans as a respected bandleader, composer, arranger, and soloist. This limited-edition audiophile reissue of his first solo recordings (following stints with Stan Kenton and Shorty Rogers) is a stunner. Included is the first 10" LP he recorded with a three-saxophone front line – in this case, with Jack Montrose (tenor), and Bob Gordon (baritone) – and other quintet sessions with musicians including pianist Hampton Hawes, and fellow Kentonite Shelly Manne (who was responsible for Niehaus' record deal with Contemporary's Lester Koenig in the first place).

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (1958) + Somethin' Else (1958) [3LP on 2CD, 2010] Re-Up

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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (1958) + Somethin' Else (1958) [3LP on 2CD, 2010] Re-Up

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue '59 + Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud '58 + Somethin' Else '58 [3LP on 2CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 606 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Hard Bop, Modal jazz | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD335 | Time: 01:51:16

Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue possess such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What." From that moment on, the record never really changes pace – each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz – tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality. All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance. They return because this is an exceptional band – Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb – one of the greatest in history, playing at the peak of its power.

Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}

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Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}

Terumasa Hino - Hogiuta (1976) {East Wind Japan Paper Sleeve UCCJ-9047 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
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© 1976, 2002 East Wind / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9047 | DSD
Jazz / Post Bop / Spiritual Soul Jazz / Trumpet / Percussion

One of the most striking mid 70s sessions from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – an extended suite of tracks performed by a very hip group that includes Mtume on congas and percussion, Cecil McBee on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums! The approach here is almost in a mid 70s spiritual soul jazz mode – with lots of spare percussion and bass work at the beginning, building in mood and meaning as the set goes on and things heat up. Hino plays trumpet and percussion, and all players vocalize at parts of the performance – chanting along with the tunes in a way that really adds a soulful undercurrent to the record.

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Super Soul (1967) {Prestige PRCD-24292-2 rel 2004}

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Richard "Groove" Holmes - Super Soul (1967) {Prestige PRCD-24292-2 rel 2004}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Super Soul (1967) {Prestige PRCD-24292-2 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 494 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
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© 1967, 2004 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24292-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Super Soul was a little funkier than much soul-jazz that had passed before 1967, and its horn parts sometimes slanted more toward pop and soundtrack territory. That was particularly evident on one of the strongest cuts, the opening "Why Don't You Do Right?," where the rhythm (particularly with the aid of a conga drum) goes into grooves that are at least as much soul as jazz, and the horns have a TV adventure theme-like flavor. The album's a little on the innocuous side, even for a genre (Prestige 1960s soul-jazz) that can be pretty homogeneous. It's easygoing background party music, though Holmes summons an interesting light, prickly, almost vibes-like organ sound at times, as on the solo for the cover of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar."

Sam Most - From The Attic Of My Mind (1978) {Elemental Music--Xanadu Master Edition rel 2015}

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Sam Most - From The Attic Of My Mind (1978) {Elemental Music--Xanadu Master Edition rel 2015}

Sam Most - From The Attic Of My Mind (1978) {Elemental Music–Xanadu Master Edition rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2015 Xanadu / Elemental Music | 906074
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flute

A tremendous album from flute man Sam Most – a record that really shines strongly amidst the rest of his catalog – and one that has us completely reevaluating our understanding of his sound! By the time of this set, Sam had been blowing for a few decades – most famously on Bethlehem Records sessions of the 50s, but also on a number of other records over the years – yet this album has the musician emerging as a stunningly strong voice on his instrument – playing the flute with all of these low, deep tones that are quite a change from more mainstream jazz flute of the decade – especially in fusion or crossover soul. There's a wonderfully moody vibe to the album – laidback, but never sleepy – and cast out perfectly with a group that includes Kenny Barron on piano, George Mraz on bass, Walt Bolden on drums, and Warren Smith on percussion.

Hamiet Bluiett - The Clarinet Family (1984) {Black Saint 120 097-2 rel 1987}

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Hamiet Bluiett - The Clarinet Family (1984) {Black Saint 120 097-2 rel 1987}

Hamiet Bluiett - The Clarinet Family (1984) {Black Saint 120 097-2 rel 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1987 Black Saint | 120 097-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Clarinet

Recorded live in November, 1984 - an acoustical concert with no amplification except for a bass amplifier on For Macho - during the "Berliner Festspiele", at Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin. The clarinet was once one of the leading voices of jazz. During the Swing era clarinet players like Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw were Kings, but more recently the instrument has been all but forgotten in jazz circles. We should therefore thank World Saxophone Quartet member Hamiet Bluiett for his personal attempt at a revival with "The Clarinet Family." Recorded for the Black Saint label during a live performance in Berlin in November 1984, Bluiett trades in his trademark baritone sax for the alto clarinet, and joins forces with fellow clarinetists Don Byron, Dwight Andrews, Gene Ghee, John Purcell, J.D. Parran, Sir Kidd Jordan and even the great Buddy Collette on this eclectic tribute to the instrument.

Hank Mobley - Poppin' (1957) {Blue Note Spain TOCJ-1620 rel 1998}

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Hank Mobley - Poppin' (1957) {Blue Note Spain TOCJ-1620 rel 1998}

Hank Mobley - Poppin' (1957) {Blue Note Spain TOCJ-1620 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 1957, 1998 Blue Note / Capitol Spain | TOCJ-1620 | The Blue Note Collection Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Poppin' was one of many sessions tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded in the late '50s and early '60s but remained unreleased until the late '70s and '80s. It's hard to say why this session - which was recorded in 1957 – sat on the shelves, since it as good as the other records he cut at the time. Leading a sextet featuring trumpeter Art Farmer, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, Mobley plays a selection of five originals and contemporary jazz songs with passion and vigor. All of the musicians turn in fine performances (Clark in particular stands out with his lithe solos and tasteful accompaniment), and the result is a winning collection of straight-ahead hard bop that ranks as another solid addition to Mobley's strong catalog.