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Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | Pasadena Records #CDPRO 9

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed in Nov. 1969 by Johnny Arthy, a lover of 1920's jazz who sought to lead a dance-oriented jazz-influenced big band specializing in music from the 1923-37 period. The British band gained its name because Arthy liked the obscure song "Pasadena." The orchestra had its first gig in April 1970 and soon Arthy came across a windfall, 1, 500 original arrangements from the 1920's practically given away by an elderly lady whose father had been musical director of a dance band in the twenties. The P.R.O. started out playing once a week but, after the success of their first album in 1974, they turned professional and began working much more often.

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)

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Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Complete 1956 South American Tour Recordings (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 932 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 359 Mb | 02:26:47
Jazz, Big Band, Bop | Label: Solar Records

This release presents all existing live recordings by the legendary mid-fifties Dizzy Gillespie big Band made during their 1956 South American tour. The short-lived group featured such talents as Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Al Grey, Phil Woods, Benny Golson and Wynton Kelly. Also included here are two sambas recorded in Rio de Janeiro by the trumpeter with a Brazilian orchestra, as well as four amazing tracks featuring Diz in Buenos Aires with the tango orchestra of Osvaldo Fresedo.

Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Sunday Thing (1976/2021)

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Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Sunday Thing (1976/2021)

Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Sunday Thing (1976/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 255 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 Mb | Covers included | 00:36:59
Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: Three Blind Mice, Craftman Records

The New Herd of Toshiyuki Miyama was one of the greatest large ensembles in Japanese jazz during the 70s – and here, they've got an extra-special sort of sound, thanks to the presence of guitarist Kozaburo Yamaki – who not only solos on all tracks, but also wrote some great original material for the record! Yamaki's tunes have this rising sort of majesty that makes the Herd sound even more powerful than usual – some spiritual currents they don't always have, and which are underscored both by the guitar lines, and the way the rhythms build nicely on the longer tunes. Titles include "Sunday Thing", "Friends", "Plain Song", "Sweet Heart Blues", "Soft Rain", and "Memories".

Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - The Essence of 1964-1971 (2023)

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Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - The Essence of 1964-1971 (2023)

Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - The Essence of 1964-1971 (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 585 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 237 Mb | Covers included | 01:29:04
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Nippon Crown

Toshiyuki Miyama and the New Herd, who led the Japanese jazz world with Nobuo Hara and Sharp & Flatts, Naoteru Misuna and the Tokyo Cuban Boys, and others, has compiled the best of the precious sound recordings left to Crown Records during their golden period from 1964 to 1971! Formed in 1950, "Toshiyuki Miyama and the New Herd" is one of the longest-established Japanese big bands, and has performed with world-famous jazz musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus, and Nancy Wilson in the past, as well as at world-renowned music festivals. After the death of their leader, Toshiyuki Miyama, the group has continued to perform energetically as "Toshiyuki Miyama New Herd". This album is a selection of the six albums that New Herd left to Nippon Crown between 1964 and 1971, and is a selection of songs that are familiar to many people. You can enjoy the chic, pop, and glamorous big band sound on this album.

Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) MFSL Remastered 2013

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Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) MFSL Remastered 2013

Count Basie - Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2113 | 00:53:03

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands. Mastered from the original master tapes, our hybrid SACD version of Live at the Sands (Before Frank) gives you a dead-center, eighth-row seat at the famed Sin City club. You’ll just need to supply your own table and cocktail. Renowned for its sonic clarity, transparency, crispness, and punch, the record is now tremendously enhanced, with improved tonality, a deeper soundstage, correct balances, and lifelike presence.

Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Experience Jazz Like Never Before (2003)

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Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Experience Jazz Like Never Before (2003)

Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Experience Jazz Like Never Before (2003)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Marnier-Lapostolle

Grand Marnier promotional release. Issued in fold open cardboard slip-case. Contains list of Grand Marnier cocktail mix ingredients and entree form to win an Exclusive weekend of Jazz in NYC.
The most famous musician in contemporary jazz, Wynton Marsalis had a major impact almost from the start. In the early '80s, it was major news that a young and talented Black musician would choose to make a living playing acoustic jazz rather than fusion, funk, or R&B. Marsalis' arrival on the scene started the "Young Lions" movement and resulted in major labels suddenly signing and promoting young players. There had been a major shortage of young trumpeters since 1970, but Marsalis' sudden prominence inspired an entirely new crop of brass players…

Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers - Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers (2024)

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Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers - Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers (2024)

Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers - Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 170 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 72 Mb | 00:30:58
Vocal Jazz, Big Band | Label: GroundUP Music

LUCY WOODWARD is going big with this new project of hers, Lucy Woodward & The Rocketeers. Big as in the size of the band, which numbers 18, and big as in potential, and range. Throughout her career, Lucy has mixed genres, genre-bending if you will. And with this jazz orchestra, she pulls vibes from icons of jazz and pulsing vibrations from the then to the now and future music makers. Pushing the music forward is a worldwide collection of musicians from countries like Spain, Italy, and Ghana, all seriously helping to break the mold of the traditional Big Band.

Mike Westbrook - Band of Bands (2024)

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Mike Westbrook - Band of Bands (2024)

Mike Westbrook - Band of Bands (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 504 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 205 Mb | 01:29:19
Jazz, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | Label: Westbrook Records

'Band of Bands' brings together key musicians from legendary British jazz pianist and composer Mike Westbrook's many small-scale projects. Joining the trio of vocalist/songwriter Kate Westbrook, Mike and saxophonist Chris Biscoe, are four long-time alumni- accordionist Karen Street, saxophonist/clarinettist Pete Whyman, Marcus Vergette on bass and Coach York on drums.

Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jazz Institue Berlin, Jorge Puerta & Randy Brecker - Charles Mingus: Epitaph (2024)

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Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jazz Institue Berlin, Jorge Puerta & Randy Brecker - Charles Mingus: Epitaph (2024)

Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jazz Institue Berlin, Jorge Puerta & Randy Brecker - Charles Mingus: Epitaph (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 753 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 315 Mb | 02:16:31
Jazz, Big Band | Label: EuroArts Music

At the finale of the "Musikfest Berlin" 2022, the musicians of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and their BigBand performed “Epitaph” as a tribute to the 100th birthday of Charles Mingus.

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)

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Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Jazz, Swing, Jazz Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1260 | 00:48:22

This is a not very challenging, but thoroughly charming, summit meeting between a blues guitar master and a jazz guitar legend. Taking four classic swing tunes ("Just Squeeze Me," "Avalon," "Stuffy," and, inevitably, "Flyin' Home"), two Robillard originals, and a jointly composed slow blues, and helped out by bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis deliver a 48-minute swing guitar master class, Conversations in Swing Guitar. Ellis comes from jazz and Robillard from the blues, so their approaches are just distinct enough to keep things interesting; although both play with a clean, fat jazz tone and no one ever really hauls off and shreds, Robillard tends towards bent notes and funky chordal things while Ellis thinks a bit more in terms of long lines and florid ornamentation. Every so often you might find yourself wishing that the edges were just a bit rougher, but both of these guys are clearly having a great old time, and you will too.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Stevenson, Josh Evans, Endea Owens - Freedom, Justice, and Hope (2024)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Stevenson, Josh Evans, Endea Owens - Freedom, Justice, and Hope (2024)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Stevenson, Josh Evans & Endea Owens - Freedom, Justice, and Hope (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | 01:16:31
Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: Blue Engine Records

Blue Engine Records proudly releases Freedom, Justice, and Hope, the live recording of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s multidisciplinary concert that contextualizes jazz within Black Americans’ pursuit of equality. Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in creative collaboration with social justice activist and founder of The Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, the recording features new arrangements of some of the most important protest songs in jazz history and new works by featured guest artists Endea Owens and Josh Evans.

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

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B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: MCA | # 088 112 042-2 | Time: 01:00:28 | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B, Swing

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. As well as King, the album features other famous jazz and blues musicians including Dr. John, Earl Palmer and members of Ray Charles' band.

Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn Monroe (2004)

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Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn Monroe (2004)

Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn Monroe (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 610 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 367 MB
2:03:00 | Scans Included | Jazz, Big Band, Easy Listening, Vocal | Label: Nocturne

Although film actress and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of a large number of albums, she rarely stepped into a recording studio to make a commercial recording and only appeared in five real movie musicals (with a few other musical performances in her straight films), making for a total record and soundtrack output of less than three dozen titles that are recycled endlessly along with bits of movie dialogue and radio and TV appearances on the frequent reissues. Nevertheless, she had a good voice that matched her seductive visual appeal, and her limited catalog includes effective interpretations of the work of such songwriters as Harold Adamson and Hoagy Carmichael; Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer; Irving Berlin; Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen; Cole Porter; and Leo Robin and Jule Styne.

VA - Library Of Sound Grooves: Jazz Expressions From The Italian Cinema (1963-1975) (2015)

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VA -  Library Of Sound Grooves: Jazz Expressions From The Italian Cinema (1963-1975) (2015)

VA - Library Of Sound Grooves: Jazz Expressions From The Italian Cinema (1963-1975) (2015)
Vinyl FLAC (tracks, scans) - 500 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 MB
1:17:32 | Avant-garde Jazz, Big Band, Free Improvisation, Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Stage & Screen | Label: Semi-Automatic Records

A TREASURE TROVE OF JAZZ RARITIES FROM THE ITALIAN CINEMA AND LIBRARY SCENE. Semi-Automatic Records has done all the hard work for you an has put together this excellent limited edition set of tracks on double vinyl. I'm no film buff by any means, but I do recognize at least one of the composers here - the great Ennio Morricone of course - but the rest are complete fresh to me. From hard bop to big bad, vocal to free and experimental jazz, Jazz Expressions from the Italian Cinema (1963-1975) hits all the corners of the jazz spectrum. Features tracks from Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Mario Nascimbene, Nora Orlandi, Giorgio Gaslini, Armando Trovajoli, Gianni Ferrio, Stelvio Cipriani and many more. Edition of 750.

VA - GRP 10th Anniversary Collection (1992)

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VA - GRP 10th Anniversary Collection (1992)

VA - GRP 10th Anniversary Collection (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 497 Mb | 03:37:10
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Smooth Jazz, Big Band | Label: GRP Records

GRP Records (Grusin-Rosen Productions) is a jazz record label founded by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1978. Distributed by Verve Records, GRP® was originally known for its digital recordings that focuses on its jazz genre. In 1992, the label celebrated its 10th anniversary after being formed in 1982 in spectacular fashion as Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen assembled nearly every artist with the exception of singers Diane Schuur and Patti Austin to record the album GRP All-Star Big Band, which was recorded in January 1992 and featured prominent jazz artists such as Lee Ritenour, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Tom Scott, Gary Burton, Dave Weckl, Nelson Rangell, among others. The label not only released a CD with bonus tracks, but also they recorded the event which was available on both VHS and LaserDisc.