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VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988)

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VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988)

VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classic Jazz, Swing | Label: Bluebird/RCA/BMG | # 6757-2-RB | Time: 01:07:07

This exciting CD has 20 diverse performances that were originally produced by Leonard Feather for the Victor label during 1946-47. The first eight selections feature various versions of Esquire's All-American Award Winners and have some unique combinations of musicians. "Long Long Journey" was the first record to match together Duke Ellington (who verbally introduces the song) and Louis Armstrong, and on "Snafu" Armstrong takes a surprisingly modern solo that hints at bebop. Trumpeter Charlie Shavers creates a remarkable improvisation on "The One That Got Away," ltoist Johnny Hodges plays beautifully on "Gone with the Wind" and other key players include tenor saxophonist Don Byas, trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist J.J. Johnson and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. In addition, there are selections featuring trombonist Jack Teagarden, the 52nd Street All-Stars (with Shavers, Hawkins and tenorman Allan Eager), the tenor of Lucky Thompson, trumpeter Neal Hefti, altoist Benny Carter, singer Mildred Bailey and solo piano records by Art Tatum and Erroll Garner. The mid-to-late '40s were a particularly rich period for jazz and this highly recommended CD is filled with gems.

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007
Gordon Jenkins conducts First Church Of Deliverance Choir

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice/EMI | # CCM-868, 509995-01997-2-3 | Time: 00:42:13
Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

Every Time I Feel the Spirit is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, of spirituals, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole is accompanied by the First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago, Illinois. The album was re-issued by Capitol Records in 1966 under the new title, Nat King Cole Sings Hymns and Spirituals. Several bonus tracks, recorded between 1951 and 1961 and arranged by Nelson Riddle and others, were added to later CD re-issues.

Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin (1955) [Reissue 1998]

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Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin (1955) [Reissue 1998]

Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin (1955) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 188 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 557 099-2)

This limited edition reissue of clarinetist DeFranco's 1954 meeting with piano great Peterson is both charmingly mellifluous and slightly dated, in the manner of Charlie Parker's "with strings" recordings. (Norman Granz oversaw both.) But by the second cut - a languid workout on "I Was Doing All Right" - the charm wins out. The pair, aided by the likes of Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass, also apply a light once - over to "S'Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and other well-chosen melodies from the Gershwin book. The CD adds two alternate takes.

Buddy Rich - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (2016)

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Buddy Rich - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (2016)

Buddy Rich - The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Big3, BT3108 | ~ 992 or 548 Mb | Artwork -> 23 Mb
Big Band, Swing

~ 3 x CD, Compilation, Stereo, Mono ~

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:15:42
Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.

Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 04 (1946-1948)

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Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 04 (1946-1948)

Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 04 (1946-1948)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Classics | ~ 363 or 348 Mb | Artwork -> 7.01 Mb
Big Band, Early Jazz, Swing

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life…

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

Giant - Giant (1972) [Reissue 2017]

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Giant - Giant (1972) [Reissue 2017]

Giant - Giant (1972) [Reissue 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 192 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Jazz-Funk, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Paisley Press (PP 132)

This is a rare bit of funky jazz, written by the legendary European composer Janko Nilovic - Montenegran by birth, but best known to the world for his classic 60s and 70s recordings in Paris. Giant is an astounding batch of baroque funky jazz tracks - played with a complex sound that recalls the best MPS moments of the early 70s electric years, and filled with funky keyboards, wah wah guitars, and large complex rhythms that push way way past the usual funk album!

VA - Tea Dance: 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Tea Party (Remastered) (2005)

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VA - Tea Dance: 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Tea Party (Remastered) (2005)

VA - Tea Dance: 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Tea Party (Remastered) (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 222 MB
1:17:12 | Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Past Perfect

Get your dance cards ready for sweeping your partner across the dance floor to 26 delightful vintage tunes. Perfect music for your afternoon or evening vintage tea dances and tea parties. Past Perfect Vintage Music is an independent record label founded in 1993. We remaster original 78 rpm records; 20s, 30s 40s & 50s music with the characteristic crackle removed; and then we produce them for a new life on audio CDs, mp3 and streaming format.

Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 03 (1924-1937)

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Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 03 (1924-1937)

Duke Ellington - The Chronological Classics Collection part 03 (1924-1937)
CD-Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Classics | ~ 1225 or 835 Mb | Artwork -> 42 Mb
Big Band, Early Jazz, Swing

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life…

Duke Ellington - Live and Rare (2002)

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Duke Ellington - Live and Rare (2002)

Duke Ellington - Live and Rare (2002)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 707 MB
3:49:01 | Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Vocal | Label: Bluebird

This 70-track, three-CD set contains a lot of seldom and never-before-released Ducal selections, from the mid-'60s to the early '70s. The 1965 Tanglewood recordings with the famed conductor Arthur Fiedler feature some rousing, jazz-and-strings renditions of "Caravan" and "The Mooch," along with a long-lost recording of a Duke radio interview. For those who love Ellington's beautiful but underrated piano playing, there are some spicy tracks from a keyboard jam session with Earl "Fatha" Hines. Some behind-the-scenes sides from a Newport Jazz Festival party are included, and 26 tracks from a previously unreleased Reader's Digest recording with organist Wild Bill Davis are unveiled. Ellington's last major concert from the United Kingdom in 1973, one year before his death, reveals his high level of musicianship till the end. Of course, stars like alto and tenor Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves solo sweetly, and Duke Ellington shows us, once again, why we loved him madly. –Eugene Holley Jr.

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762 | Time: 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standards

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Coleman Hawkins - The Complete Recordings, 1929-1941 (1992) [6CD Box Set]

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Coleman Hawkins - The Complete Recordings, 1929-1941 (1992) [6CD Box Set]

Coleman Hawkins - The Complete Recordings, 1929-1941 (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Charly Records/Affinity, CD AFS 1026-6 | ~ 1087 or 838 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 161 Mb
Jazz, Swing

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist and he remains one of the greatest of all time. A consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic, Hawkins had a 40-year prime (1925-1965) during which he could hold his own with any competitor…

Brian Lynch Big Band - The Omni-American Book Club (2019)

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Brian Lynch Big Band - The Omni-American Book Club (2019)

Brian Lynch Big Band - The Omni-American Book Club (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 759 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 266 Mb | 01:56:07
Jazz, Big Band, Bebop | Label: Hollistic MusicWorks

Brian Lynch’s first big band album connects the trumpeter’s lifelong passion for reading with his expansive vision as a composer/arranger. And while the dedications on The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature In Music reveal Lynch’s deep interest in African-American literature and social justice, one need not be familiar with authors W.E.B. DuBois, Albert Murray, Ned Sublette, Naomi Klein, Masha Gessen, Isabel Wilkerson, Ralph Ellison, Chinua Achebe, Amiri Baraka and A.B. Spellman to fully enjoy this Afro-Caribbean-fueled, two-disc collection of strikingly fresh, intricately arranged original compositions.

Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007) (Re-up)

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Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007) (Re-up)

Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1444)

After leaving Detroit and arriving in Los Angeles, Gerald Wilson formed his first big band in 1944. By 1946 he was firmly established as a fine trumpet player, arranger, and composer, and was developing a style fit not only for modern jazz, but also eventually film scores. The dramatics apropos for both formats is evident on this second installment of Wilson's chronological recordings for the Classics reissue label, culled from recordings originally on the Black & White, United Artists, Excelsior, Federal, King, and Audio Lab labels. There are five different mid-sized orchestras with musicians from L.A., all quite literate and displaying different areas of expertise, and Wilson writes with each player's individual sound in mind…