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Lena Horne - Four Classic Albums Plus (1957-1959) [2CD Reissue 2010]

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Lena Horne - Four Classic Albums Plus (1957-1959) [2CD Reissue 2010]

Lena Horne - Four Classic Albums Plus (1957-1959) [2CD Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 675 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 369 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC 1009)

Avid presents four classic Lena Horne albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered double CD. "Stormy Weather", "Give the Lady What She Wants", "At the Waldorf Astoria", "A Friend of Yours" plus the rare E.P. "At the Cocoanut Grove".
The liner notes for our first album "Stormy Weather" very accurately describe Avid's latest recruit to our four classic album series. "In singing there is Ella. In night clubs there is Hildegarde. In the movies there is Lana… and in all three- in singing, night clubs and movies there is the entertainer supreme - Lena… a fascinating mixture of talent, charm and beauty… This is Lena". Across these classic albums we can hear Lena covering the songs of Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke on "A Friend Of Yours"…

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]

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Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-160-2 (S-7542))

On this reissue CD of a Contemporary set (bassist Leroy Vinnegar's first as a leader), six of the seven songs have the word "walk" in their title, including "Would You Like to Take a Walk," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "I'll Walk Alone," and Vinnegar's original "Walk On." Vinnegar actually does not take much solo space and generously features his talented sidemen: vibraphonist Victor Feldman, trumpeter Gerald Wilson, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Carl Perkins, and drummer Tony Bazley. A fine, straight-ahead session.

Mal Waldron - Mal/3 Sounds (1958) [Reissue 1992]

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Mal Waldron - Mal/3 Sounds (1958) [Reissue 1992]

Mal Waldron - Mal/3 Sounds (1958) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige/New Jazz Records (OJCCD-1814-2 (NJ-8201))

This is an unusual set by pianist Mal Waldron. He utilizes a sextet with trumpeter Art Farmer, flutist Eric Dixon, cellist Calo Scott, bassist Julian Euell and drummer Elvin Jones on three of his picturesque originals and his wife Elaine Waldron contributes vocals to the wordless "Portrait of a Young Mother" and Harold Arlen's "For Every Man There's a Woman." The music is not essential but holds one's interest throughout the straight CD reissue of the original LP.

John Coltrane & Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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John Coltrane & Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' (1958) [Reissue 1991]

John Coltrane & Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (OJCCD-672-2 (P-7131))

This two-fer from the excellent Prestige series of two-LP sets features Coltrane at a pair of jam-session-type settings in 1957. He is heard along with fellow tenor Paul Quinichette and Frank Wess on flute and tenor on two long versions apiece of "Wheelin'" and "Dealin" in addition to a fine rendition of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and a 15-minute version of "Robbins' Nest." In addition, there are two numbers from a sextet session with trumpeter Bill Hardman and altoist Jackie McLean. Overall the music is not all that essential (since there are so many other Coltrane recordings available) but is quite enjoyable on its own terms and worth picking up.

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995] (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995] (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 188 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (CK 53814)

This was Billie Holiday's penultimate album, recorded when her body was telling her enough was enough. During the sessions with arranger Ray Ellis she was drinking vodka neat, as if it were tap water. Despite her ravaged voice (the sweetness had long gone), she was still an incredible singer. The feeling and tension she manages to put into almost every track set this album as one of her finest achievements. "You've Changed" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" are high art performances from the singer who saw life from the bottom up.

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3 (1999-2001) 4CDs

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America (1999-2001) 4CDs
Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Volumes 1-3

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 709 Mb | Scans included
Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933-935 | Time: 04:24:04
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Big Band

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.

Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991] (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991] (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 177 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (511 523-2)

Featuring recordings from February 1955 and released in 1958, Stay with Me is a late entry in Billie Holiday's career. She was fading, but hadn't lost the dramatic quality in her delivery, nor her ability to project and tell a shattering story. She's backed by trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Shaughnessy.

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)

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Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 563 | ~ 300 or 105 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Hard Bop

Cannonball Adderley gave up his own band in 1957 when he had the opportunity to become a sideman in Miles Davis' epic ensemble with John Coltrane, eventually resulting in some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time (including Milestones and Kind of Blue). Davis returned the favor in March of 1958, appearing as a sideman on Adderley's all-star quintet date for Blue Note, and the resulting session is indeed Somethin' Else…

Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1958) [RVG Edition 1999]

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Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1958) [RVG Edition 1999]

Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1958) [RVG Edition 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 656 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 311 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 99795 2 9)

Sonny Rollins, one of jazz's great tenors, is heard here at his peak with a pair of piano-less trios (either Wilbur Ware or Donald Bailey on bass and Elvin Jones or Pete La Roca on drums) stretching out on particularly creative versions of "Old Devil Moon," "Softly As in a Morning Sunrise," "Sonnymoon for Two," and "A Night in Tunisia," among others. Not only did Rollins have a very distinctive sound but his use of time, his sly wit, and his boppish but unpredictable style were completely his own by 1957. Truly magical.

Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (833 995-2)

The second of two sets that document a Paris concert by trumpeter Donald Byrd, Parisian Thoroughfare features Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Other than Byrd's "At This Time" and Davis' "Formidable," the quintet sticks to bop standards, many of which are quite concise and clock in at around three minutes. Longer versions of the title track (a high point) and "52nd Street Theme" are exceptions. This spirited, bop-oriented music is the equal of the first volume.

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987] (Re-up)

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Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987] (Re-up)

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (00025218619226)

The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (with Thelonious Monk) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1958/2022)

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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (with Thelonious Monk) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1958/2022)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (with Thelonious Monk) (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1958/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 MB
1:25:47 | Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Rhino

Most of the titles on this album are derived from Thelonious Monk's vast catalog of bop standards. Both co-leaders are at the peak of their respective prowess with insightful interpretations of nearly half a dozen inspired performances from this incarnation of the Blakey-led Jazz Messengers. This combo features Art Blakey (drums), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), and Spanky Debrest (bass). Immediately, Hardman ups the ante with a piledriving lead during "Evidence" that underscores the heavy-hitting nature of this particular jazz confab.

B.B. King - The Blues (1958)

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B.B. King - The Blues (1958)

B.B. King - The Blues (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2006 | P-Vine Records, PCD-4369 | ~ 133 or 92 Mb | Scans Included
Blues / Electric Blues

Originally released in 1958 by the budget-priced Crown label, The Blues collected a dozen sides B.B. King cut for RPM and Kent between 1951 and 1958…

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

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Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

Chet Baker - In New York (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1101 | ~ 312 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York. The project would be Baker's first – in a four album deal – with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums)…

The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)

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The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)

The Champs – Go, Champs, Go! (1958)
Rock | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 24:35 | 125 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sun Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1958

The Champs had a huge hit with "Tequila" in 1958 and its raw, loose barroom saxophone riff has kept it a radio, soundtrack, and drinking contest staple ever since.