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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)

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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Quintet Sessions 1979 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:44:51
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Post-Bop | Label: Dot Time Records

‘Quintet Sessions 1979’ is the follow-up to Dot Time’s critically acclaimed re-release of Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker’s Ballads For Two. A continuation of Lackerschmid’s great adventure with one of the greatest trumpet players in the history of the art form, the album features the spirited duo of iconic trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker and vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid alongside a stellar rhythm section made up of jazz luminaries Larry Coryell (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Ballads for Two (1979/2018)

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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Ballads for Two (1979/2018)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet Baker - Ballads for Two (1979/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 181 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 Mb | 00:47:31
Cool Jazz, Chamber Jazz | Label: Dot Time Records

Originally released on vinyl in 1979, Ballads For Two finds both musicians at the top of their game. Recorded on the 8th and 9th January 1979 in Stuttgart, Germany, this original vinyl release was not widely distributed. Now available for the first time on CD, the combination of Wolfgang's originals & well chosen covers is stunning. Baker's trumpet is emotive and telepathic with Wolfgang's vibes. Two bonus tracks are added from the original recording session. Chet plays a beautiful muted trumpet on the alternate take of Why Shouldn’t You Cry. Both musicians really stretch out on Double O, a Lackerschmid original. A Four Star review from Downbeat noted, "Ballads For Two arrives as an unexpected treat, defying Baker's detractors and placing him with success in unfamiliar surroundings." Highlights are Blue Bossa & Waltz For Susan.

Wolfgang Lackerschmid - Lockdown Releases (2020)

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Wolfgang Lackerschmid - Lockdown Releases (2020)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid - Lockdown Releases (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 449 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 219 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:52
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: HipJazz

On "Lockdown Releases" you follow the path of Wolfgang Lackerschmid's creative and varied musical history from the late seventies till 2020. All these tracks were either digitally remastered, finally completed or even recorded during the lockdown in spring 2020.

Oscar Peterson - Plays My Fair Lady (1958) {2016, Japanese Reissue}

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Oscar Peterson - Plays My Fair Lady (1958) {2016, Japanese Reissue}

Oscar Peterson - Plays My Fair Lady (1958) {2016, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post Bop, Cool Jazz | Verve Records / Universal Music #UCCU-5581

This LP comprises the Oscar Peterson Trio's interpretations of a very well-known score, My Fair Lady. The performances of the seven songs (at least three of which are now considered standards) is the one recording done by Peterson and bassist Ray Brown with drummer Gene Gammage, a transitional member of the Trio between the long stints with guitarist Herb Ellis and drummer Ed Thigpen. Overall the music is consistently enjoyable.

Lorne Lofsky - Lorne Lofsky (1992)

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Lorne Lofsky - Lorne Lofsky (1992)

Lorne Lofsky - Lorne Lofsky (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazz Inspiration (DSRD 31081)

Guitarist Lorne Lofsky's first album for the Jazz Inspiration label, and his first recording as a leader in 11 years, finds him in a much different state of development than on his prior Pablo release. Gone are the blues-influenced phrases, and the direct resemblance to fellow Canadian guitarist Ed Bickert (although Bickert's presence is still evident in the advanced chordal playing of Lofsky's music). What remains is a very aggressive, harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated player whose unique guitar style bears a striking resemblance to Bill Evans. The Evans influence is everywhere on this recording, from the choice of material ("All of You," "My Foolish Heart," "Solar," and "Quiet Now" were all part of Evans' repetoire), to the tracks which feature Lofsky overdubbing multiple guitars, a procedure Evans employed on several records…

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

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Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010]

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, 2010
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 8456 SA | 00:42:13

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis' quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and "Teo." The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an "elfin" feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it's coming from somewhere else.

VA - Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection (Remastered) (2013)

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VA - Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection (Remastered) (2013)

VA - Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection (Remastered) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, full scans) - 1.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 939 MB
5:59:45 | Bossa Nova, Dixieland, Latin Jazz, Cool Jazz, Swing, Hard Bop, Gypsy Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Verve

Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection is a 5-CD collection featuring 100 singles from the Verve catalog - over 20 of which have been out of print for years. Packaged in a stylish, two-part, lift-off box Verve - The Sound Of America includes a 48-page booklet and extensive liner notes. Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection takes you through the history of one of the most influential jazz labels of all-time with tracks such as Ella Fitzgerald's Top 50 hit 'Mack The Knife' (1960); Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 's Top 5, GRAMMY® Award winning hit 'The Girl From Ipanema' (1964) Jimmy Smith's Top 100 hit 'The Cat' (1964) and Diana Krall's 'The Look Of Love' (2001). Also featured are jazz renditions of contemporary classics such as Wes Montgomery's version of The Mamas & The Papas' classic hit 'California Dreaming' (1966), Don Sebesky's version of the Beatles 'The Word' (1968) and Willie Bobo's original version of 'Evil Ways' (1968) the song made famous by Santana. The box set will be issued in conjunction with the lavishly illustrated 400-page book, Verve - The Sound of America, published by Thames & Hudson which will release on November 4, 2013. Founded in 1956 by jazz impresario Norman Granz, Verve Records, along with its associated labels, has consistently been the forefront of jazz's development as both an American art form and an influential commercial force for more than half a century.

VA - Jazz On Film...T.V CRIME JAZZ! (Remastered) (2014)

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VA - Jazz On Film...T.V CRIME JAZZ! (Remastered) (2014)

VA - Jazz On Film…T.V CRIME JAZZ! (Remastered) (2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.1 GB
8:49:24 | Jazz, Stage & Screen, Big Band, Cool Jazz, Score, Soundtrack | Label: Moochin' About

A STYLISH 8CD BOXSET, FEATURING 14 GROUNDBREAKING CRIME JAZZ SCORES, FROM THE ICONIC 50 S & 60 S AMERICAN DETECTIVE SERIES. REMASTERED & COLLECTED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR ENTIRITY. WITH SOME SCORES ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! RELEASED IN A LUXURY CLAMSHELL, 8CD CARD WALLETS & A STUNNING 80 PAGE PERFECT BOUND COLOUR BOOKLET Crime jazz captured the mood not only of our post-war cities, but of a character as distinctly American as the cowboy that soulful, solitary seeker of justice, the private eye. This Unique and rare collection showcases some of the finest music and memorable U.S TV shows of a generation… The 1950 s a new style of musical score was introduced to film soundtracks & T.V… Previously, film music meant sweeping orchestral themes or traditional Broadway-style musicals. With the growing popularity of bebop and hard bop as the sound of urban cool, studios began latching onto the now beat as a way to make their movies seem gritty.

The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]

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The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]

The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 190 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4164)

On this fairly typical trio set, guitarist Barney Kessel is joined by bassist Bob Maize and drummer Jimmie Smith. "Stella by Starlight," "St. Thomas" and "Shiny Stockings" generate some heat; there are three Kessel originals and also two veteran ballads. The music swings without giving listeners any real surprises, but Kessel's fans can consider this one of his best Concord recordings.

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) {Reissue, Remastered}

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Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) {Reissue, Remastered}

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 292 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool Jazz | CBS #ZK 40804 / DIDP 070606

Baker began his comeback after five years of musical inactivity with this excellent CTI date. Highlights include "Autumn Leaves," "Tangerine," and "With a Song in My Heart." Altoist Paul Desmond is a major asset on two songs and the occasional strings give variety to this fine session.

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960) [MFSL, 2012]

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Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960) [MFSL, 2012]

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960) [MFSL, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Jazz, Third Stream, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2086)

Along with Kind of Blue, In a Silent Way, and Round About Midnight, Sketches of Spain is one of Miles Davis' most enduring and innovative achievements. Recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 - after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band - Davis teamed with Canadian arranger Gil Evans for the third time. Davis brought Evans the album's signature piece, "Concierto de Aranjuez," after hearing a classical version of it at bassist Joe Mondragon's house. Evans was as taken with it as Davis was, and set about to create an entire album of material around it. The result is a masterpiece of modern art. On the "Concierto," Evans' arrangement provided an orchestra and jazz band - Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Elvin Jones - the opportunity to record a classical work as it was…

Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (1957) [MFSL, 2012]

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Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (1957) [MFSL, 2012]

The Miles Davis Quintet - 'Round About Midnight (1957) [MFSL, 2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2083)

Given that 'Round About Midnight was Miles Davis' debut Columbia recording, it was both a beginning and an ending. Certainly the beginning of his recording career with the label that issued most if not all of his important recordings; and the recording debut of an exciting new band that had within its ranks Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers, pianist Red Garland, and an all but unknown tenor player named John Coltrane. The title track was chosen because of its unique rendition with a muted trumpet, and debuted at the Newport Jazz Festival the summer before to a thunderous reception. The date was also an ending of sorts because by the time of the album's release, Davis had already broken up the band, which re-formed with Cannonball Adderley a year later as a sextet, but it was a tense year…

Shelly Manne & His Men - Jazz From The Pacific Northwest (2024)

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Shelly Manne & His Men - Jazz From The Pacific Northwest (2024)

Shelly Manne & His Men - Jazz From The Pacific Northwest (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 446 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 Mb | 01:25:49
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Bop | Label: Cellar Live

Jazz from The Pacific Northwest combines two previously unissued concert recordings from one of the greatest jazz drummers of all-time, Shelly Manne. The first recording features Monty Budwig on bass, Russ Freeman on piano, Stu Williamson on trumpet, and Herb Geller on flute and alto saxophone recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival on October 4, 1958. The second recording features Hampton Hawes on piano, Frank Strozier on flute and alto saxophone, Conte Condoli on trumpet and guest vocalist Ruth Price on two tracks recorded at the Penthouse jazz club in Seattle on September 7 and 15, 1966.

Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess - Hip Harp (1958/2024)

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Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess - Hip Harp (1958/2024)

Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess - Hip Harp (1958/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:35:46
Soul Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Craft Recordings

Born in Detroit in 1932, Dorothy Ashby can be easily recognized as the woman who gave the harp a jazz voice. In her hands, the harp, an originally classical instrument which seemed to just scare people, became a highly versatile swinging voice able to drive a whole jazz rhythm section. Recorded in 1958 by master Rudy Van Gelder and originally released on the Prestige label, Hip Harp is a perfect example of Ashby's artistry. At the head of a fine quartet featuring the great Frank Wess on flute, Herman Wright on bass, and master Art Taylor on drums, Ashby creates a unique combination of deeply jazz elements expressed through a totally new sound.

V.A. - The Best Jazz... Ever! [3CD Box Set] (1996)

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V.A. - The Best Jazz... Ever! [3CD Box Set] (1996)

V.A. - The Best Jazz… Ever! [3CD Box Set] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,12 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 451 MB | Covers - 107 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Cool Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records (VTDCD 93)

This incredibly light, fun, and surprisingly hip three-CD collection featured by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Django Reinhardt, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan and many more.