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Herbert von Karajan - Holst: The Planets, Op. 36 by Herbert von Karajan (Remastered) (2022)

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Herbert von Karajan - Holst: The Planets, Op. 36 by Herbert von Karajan (Remastered) (2022)

Herbert von Karajan - Holst: The Planets, Op. 36 by Herbert von Karajan (Remastered) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 MB
48:43 | Classical | Label: Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

Herbert von Karajan was the most renowned conductor to emerge from Europe in the post-World War II era – and through fortuitous timing throughout his career, and in spite of controversy that dogged his early years, he was the most recorded conductor of the 20th century, and is likely to remain one of the most visible (and biggest-selling) conductors well into the 21st century.

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Grant Green - Grantstand (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:56
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84086 SA

Grantstand is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4 stars and stated "if you're looking for Green the soul-jazz groovemaster, Grantstand is an excellent place to find him".

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) [RVG Remasters 2006]

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John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) [RVG Remasters 2006]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) [RVG Remasters 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PRCD-8103-2)

Lush Life is among John Coltrane's best endeavors on the Prestige label. One reason can easily be attributed to the interesting personnel and the subsequent lack of a keyboard player for the August 16, 1957 session that yielded the majority of the material. Coltrane (tenor sax) had to essentially lead the compact trio of himself, Earl May (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). The intimate setting is perfect for ballads such as the opener "Like Someone in Love." Coltrane doesn't have to supplement the frequent redundancy inherent in pianists, so he has plenty of room to express himself through simple and ornate passages. Unifying the slippery syncopation and slightly Eastern feel of "I Love You" is the tenor's prevalent capacity for flawless, if not downright inspired on-the-spot "head" arrangements that emerge singular and clear, never sounding preconceived…

Booker Little And His Quintet feat. Max Roach - Out Front (Remastered) (1961/2022)

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Booker Little And His Quintet feat. Max Roach - Out Front (Remastered) (1961/2022)

Booker Little And His Quintet feat. Max Roach - Out Front (Remastered) (1961/2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 270 MB | Cover | 44:00 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 102 MB
Jazz | Label: Candid

At the dawn of the ’60s, jazz was in the midst of a growth spurt that doubled as a culture war. Ever since Ornette Coleman’s 1959 debut at New York’s Five Spot—a gig that’s often viewed as the official unveiling of free jazz—critics and artists had been fretting over the future of the genre like parents of a wayward teen. Much like when bebop swept the scene in the mid-’40s, the prevailing sentiment was that you had to pick a side. Were you a defender of the jazz faith, or a champion of its latest modernist turn?

Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd (1961) [RVG Edition 2008]

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Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd (1961) [RVG Edition 2008]

Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades of Redd (1961) [RVG Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 372 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (50999 5 14375 2 7)

In an all too small discography, Freddie Redd's Shades of Redd is without a doubt his crowning achievement. Completed after a successful stint composing music for the stage play The Connection, Redd wrote music specifically geared for his two formidable front line saxophonists - emerging alto giant Jackie McLean and the unsung hero of the tenor, Tina Brooks. Redd, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Louis Hayes, fresh out of the Detroit scene, took New York City by storm playing clubs and working with Redd when he was not doing production music. All of these tracks, originals by Redd, are brimming with the hope, optimism, and fresh ideas of the early '60s, music perfectly rendered and representative of the time period…

Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up (1961) [Reissue 1989]

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Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up (1961) [Reissue 1989]

Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up (1961) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-176-2 (S-7602))

The title of this recording, Smack Up is ironic and inadvertently truthful. Within a short period, Art Pepper would begin spending many years in jail due to his heroin addiction; this was his next-to-last album from that period. Despite the bleak future, the great altoist (who never seemed to make an uninspired record during his unstable life) is in excellent form in a quintet with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Frank Butler. Highlights of this fine album include Harold Land's title cut, the five/four blues "Las Cuevas de Mario," and Ornette Coleman's "Tears Inside."

Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite [Recorded 1961] (2000)

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Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite [Recorded 1961] (2000)

Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite [Recorded 1961] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 451 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Savoy Jazz/Atlantic (92878-2)

It is well-known that tenor saxophonist Bill Barron was highly regarded by fellow musicians and his many students, and underappreciated by the general public. This recording displays all the why's and wherefore's as to his unsung greatness, showcasing his clever compositions and his clear, distinct, definite tenor tone that holds allegiance to no peer or predecessor. Trumpet partner Ted Curson and younger brother Kenny, a pianist, both play on the dates that were originally issued as Modern Windows and The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron.
The first four cuts comprise "The Modern Windows Suite" with baritone saxophonist Jay Cameron, bassist Eddie Khan, and drummer Pete LaRoca Sims helping…

Lee Morgan - Expoobident (1961) [Reissue 2000]

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Lee Morgan - Expoobident (1961) [Reissue 2000]

Lee Morgan - Expoobident (1961) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz/Vee-Jay (KOC CD-8556)

Recorded early in the trumpeter's career, this fine release originally issued by Vee-Jay Records has been given new life over the years through at least a couple of reissues. This one includes four previously released alternate takes from the seven tracks, each of which features a strong hard bop quintet, with Art Blakey on drums, Eddie Higgins on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone. The set is a tad more laid-back than the later classic Blue Note sessions. Nonetheless, this one offers its rewards, including a rare chance to hear Eddie Higgins in full force, a late of Blakey as a sideman, and a stunning front line with unsung giant Clifford Jordan. Morgan is in good form, swinging and blowing passionately, and his interpretations of "Easy Living" and "Just in Time" are among his best.

J.J. Johnson Sextet - J.J. Inc. (1961) [Reissue 1997]

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J.J. Johnson Sextet - J.J. Inc. (1961) [Reissue 1997]

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1961) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 62296)

Trombonist J.J. Johnson's 1960 sextet is featured on this Columbia CD. Most notable among the sidemen is a rather young trumpeter named Freddie Hubbard on one of his first sessions; also helping out are tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Arthur Harper and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Seven of the compositions (which are joined by Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue 'N' Boogie") are Johnson's and, although none caught on, "Mohawk," "In Walked Horace" and "Fatback" (which is heard in two versions) are all fairly memorable. The six songs on the original LP are joined by three others from the same dates.

Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (The Original Soundtrack Recording) (1961)

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Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (The Original Soundtrack Recording) (1961)

Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (The Original Soundtrack Recording) (1961)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 295 MB
51:18 | Jazz, Stage & Screen, Soundtrack | Label: Columbia Masterworks

West Side Story [1961] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Review by Richie Unterberger
The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs that goes well beyond the sentimental love odes that are the staples of musicals (though it has some of those, too), including some downright tough posturing and sardonic social commentary.

Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]

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Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]

Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 419 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7563, A-70178)

There is no doubting that Percy Faith was one of the great arrangers in contemporary American music, but the nice side of the two-fer Bon Voyage/Carefree is that it not only explores Faith's delightful arrangements, but also showcases his clever compositions. Of the two records, combined here on one CD, it is Carefree where the too often overlooked Percy Faith as composer is explored. Every song in this section is a soundtrack for happy walking through the park on a beautiful snowy day. The first section of the disc, the album Bon Voyage, is a bit more serious, with Faith's renditions of several complex and challenging themes by a slew of composers, but no less cinematic. In fact, the whole 68 minutes serve as a magical aural theme park perfect for conducting imaginary orchestras while driving to and from the grocery store. Bon Voyage/Carefree is a fun listen.

Helen Humes - Songs I Like to Sing! (1961) [Reissue 1988]

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Helen Humes - Songs I Like to Sing! (1961) [Reissue 1988]

Helen Humes - Songs I Like to Sing! (1961) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-171-2 (S-7582))

One of the high points of Helen Humes' career, this Contemporary set features superior songs, superb backup, and very suitable and swinging arrangements by Marty Paich. Humes' versions of "If I Could Be With You," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and "Million Dollar Secret," in particular, are definitive. On four songs, she is backed by tenor great Ben Webster, a rhythm section, and a string quartet; the other numbers find her joined by a 14-piece band that includes Webster and Teddy Edwards on tenors along with altoist Art Pepper. This classic release is essential and shows just how appealing a singer Helen Humes could be.

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 429 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-6057, SONY A-34910)

Passport To Romance (1956). Come aboard the S.S. Percy Faith for a simulated cruise to the romantic and exotic sites of Europe via Passport to Romance and its 12 orchestral pop instrumentals. Faith, our musical tour guide, leads us through the bright, enticing scenery of the Old World, pointing out tourist attractions with one hand while conducting his orchestra with the other. You'll see the "Heart of Paris," see "The Portuguese Washerwomen" at work, and enjoy a fine "Madeira." Passport to Romance was Faith's first charting album, and made use of the extended format to create a theme of travel in music, which later became a hallmark of 101 Strings albums. Faith's orchestrations are cheerful and varied, evoking sunny days and happy times; the music conjures film images of cafés, gondola rides, and tango dancers…

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1961/2022)

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John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1961/2022)

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1961/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 MB
1:21:35 | Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal | Label: Rhino

Released in 1961, My Favorite Things made John Coltrane a star with box-office pull previously reserved for the likes of Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis. The dazzling quartet treatment of the Richard Rodgers hit song features Coltrane on soprano saxophone for the first time on record and became an instant hit single in its own right. The album also became a major commercial success, receiving the Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998 and attaining gold record status in 2018. The recently uncovered mono version of this album once believed to be lost forever is included in this deluxe package along with the stereo version, both having been mastered from the original tapes.

Percy Faith - Subways Are For Sleeping (1961) & Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) [Reissue 2002]

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Percy Faith - Subways Are For Sleeping (1961) & Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) [Reissue 2002]

Percy Faith - Subways Are For Sleeping (1961) & Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7480, SONY A-54501)

This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out-of-print Percy Faith LPs, Subways Are for Sleeping and Do I Hear a Waltz, originally issued in 1961 and 1965, respectively. The flowing combination of these Broadway scores, by Jule Styne and Rodgers/Sondheim, provide a continuity that can sometimes be jarring when combined on two-fers. Highlights of the 24 tracks include "Who Knows What Might Have Been?," "I Said It and I'm Glad," "Someone Like You," and "A Perfectly Lovely Couple." This is an enjoyable and recommended reissue from the massive Percy Faith catalog originally released on Columbia Records.