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Jimmy Giuffre - Tangents In Jazz (1956) [Reissue 2005]

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Jimmy Giuffre - Tangents In Jazz (1956) [Reissue 2005]

Jimmy Giuffre - Tangents In Jazz (1956) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 87 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 81 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Original Long Play/Membran Music (OLP #6, 222971-203)

This unusual set has Jimmy Giuffre (on clarinet, tenor and baritone) in a pianoless quartet with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, bassist Ralph Pena and drummer Artie Anton. The music (all but one of the ten numbers are by Giuffre) puts an emphasis on cool tones and relaxed improvising, hinting at folk themes but sounding quite modern for the time.

John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet - Four Classic Albums Plus (1955-1958) [Reissue 2009]

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John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet - Four Classic Albums Plus (1955-1958) [Reissue 2009]

John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet - Four Classic Albums Plus (1955-1958) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 671 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 374 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC976)

Nice mix of work by John Lewis, including his score for No Sun In Venice, key work with the Modern Jazz Quartet/Sextet, and the one-off Modern Jazz Society album showcasing compositions by Lewis.

The Pete Jolly Trio - Yeah! (1996)

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The Pete Jolly Trio - Yeah! (1996)

The Pete Jolly Trio - Yeah! (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 392 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: V.S.O.P. Records (V.S.O.P. #98)

Pete Jolly and his sidemen (bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Nick Martinis) celebrated their 21st year as a regularly working trio with this fine V.S.O.P. CD. The musicians sound quite enthusiastic and creative within the boundaries of straight-ahead jazz, showing that they had not run out of ideas yet. Jolly alternates hot pieces with ballads, standards with obscurities. It is a particular pleasure to hear the powerful pianist interpret such rarely performed songs as George Wallington's "Variations," "Crazeology," Al Cohn's brooding ballad "Ah-Moore" and Shorty Rogers' "Diablo's Dance." Other highlights of the enjoyable set include Horace Silver's "Yeah," "Lullaby of the Leaves" and Zoot Sims' "The Red Door." All those years of playing together have definitely paid off.

Shelly Manne - 2 3 4 (1962) {2012, Japanese Edition}

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Shelly Manne - 2 3 4 (1962) {2012, Japanese Edition}

Shelly Manne - 2 3 4 (1962) {2012, Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool Jazz, Hard Bop | Impulse! / Universal Music #UCCU-6210

This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. Both "Take the 'A' Train" and "Cherokee" find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to double-time throughout "Cherokee"), and showing that they'd heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, "Avalon," was previously available only on a sampler, while "Me and Some Drums" features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet; the veteran tenor makes his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. This date is rounded off by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.

Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1955) [Reissue 2007]

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Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1955) [Reissue 2007]

Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1955) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 150 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Original Long Play/Membran Music (OLP #34, 223998-203)

In 1955 the difference between East/West Coast jazz was a hot topic, with critics and fans capable of taking zealous musical alliances with one or the other. The title of this disc, West Coast Jazz, was conceived as a joke, considering all musicians involved were originally from the East Coast and did not play exclusively in the laid-back, commercially profitable, cool style, as pigeonholed by some. Stan Getz was in California for his part in the film the Benny Goodman Story, where he picked up a week long gig at Zardi's in Hollywood. The pickup band that greeted him featured a great rhythm section: Lou Levy (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), and Shelly Manne (drums), along with Conte Candoli (trumpet). These musicians connected with Getz immediately, having crossed paths previously…

VA - Library Of Sound Grooves: Erotic Vibrations & Bossa Moods From The Italian Cinema (1966-1973) (2015)

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VA - Library Of Sound Grooves: Erotic Vibrations & Bossa Moods From The Italian Cinema (1966-1973) (2015)

VA - Library Of Sound Grooves: Erotic Vibrations & Bossa Moods From The Italian Cinema (1966-1973) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) - 465 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB
1:16:44 | Jazz, Rock, Bossa Nova, Free Jazz, Cool Jazz, Beat, Soundtrack | Label: Semi-Automatic Records

SEDUCTIVE TUNES FROM ITALIAN CINEMA CLASSICS. This limited edition collection compiles work from some of the great Italian composers of the 60s and 70s. The moody tracks found their way into the weirdest spots and avant films mostly of the erotic sort but what Italian film of the period didn't have some sort of baby making scene amirite? Nicolai, Morricone, Alessandroni, Bacalov, and many others round out this collection that is limited to 700 copies worldwide.

Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955) [Reissue 1992]

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Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955) [Reissue 1992]

Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 152 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Debut Records (OJCCD-1702-2 (DLP-16))

Hazel Scott's impressive bop piano was just one facet of talents that extended to playing classical music on the concert stage, singing and acting on-stage and onscreen, and hosting her own radio and television shows. A child prodigy, Scott entered Juilliard at the age of eight and made extensive concert tours of Europe, Africa, and the Near East before recording this date for Debut Records in 1955. For the set, she is accompanied by Debut's founders bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach. Given her talent and training, it's no surprise that Scott has technique to burn. Her energetic presence and personality and easy authority at the piano are amply demonstrated on the up-tempo numbers "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," "A Foggy Day," and "Mountain Greenery," and on the smouldering mid-tempo of Scott's "Git up From Here"…

Chet Baker - Plays The Best of Lerner & Loewe (1959)

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Chet Baker - Plays The Best of Lerner & Loewe (1959)

Chet Baker - Plays The Best of Lerner & Loewe (1959)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-137-2 (RLP-1152))

This is one of the last Chet Baker (trumpet) long players recorded in the States prior to the artist relocating to Europe in the early '60s. Likewise, the eight-tune collection was the final effort issued during his brief association with the Riverside Records imprint. The project was undoubtedly spurred on by the overwhelming success of the Shelly Manne-led combo that interpreted titles taken from the score to My Fair Lady (1956). In addition to becoming an instant classic, Manne's LP was also among of the best-selling jazz platters of all time. While Baker and crew may have gained their inspiration from Manne, these readings are comparatively understated. That said, the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album…

The Bill Evans Trio - The Legendary Bill Evans Trio (2022)

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The Bill Evans Trio - The Legendary Bill Evans Trio (2022)

The Bill Evans Trio - The Legendary Bill Evans Trio (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 560 MB
4:04:11 | Jazz, Cool Jazz, Modal | Label: Él

Five albums in a three-disc Box Set featuring the legendary Bill Evans.
“Bill had this quiet fire that I loved on piano. The way he approached it, the sound he got was like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall.” Miles Davis
Bill Evans co-wrote ‘Kind Of Blue’ with Miles Davis and is regarded by many as the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. The trio he formed in 1959 with the brilliant, ill-fated young bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motion is surely as fine as any in jazz history.

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp (1958) & In a Minor Groove (1958) [Reissue 1992]

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Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp (1958) & In a Minor Groove (1958) [Reissue 1992]

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp (1958) & In a Minor Groove (1958) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 2 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Harp | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PCD-24120-2)

While not the first male or female jazz harp player (Casper Reardon of Jack Teagarden's bands, Adele Girard performing with her husband Joe Marsala, or Corky Hale set precedents), Dorothy Ashby was the very best and most swinging performer on the multi-stringed instrument associated with the gates of heaven. Here on Earth, Ashby adeptly plucked and strummed the harp like nobody else, as evidenced on a single reissue containing her two best LPs for the Prestige and Prestige/New Jazz labels from 1958 - Hip Harp and In a Minor Groove. Alongside her prior efforts for the Savoy label, they collectively represent a small but substantive discography for the Detroit native in small group settings. With the exceptional flute sounds produced by Frank Wess, the combo plays music that is oriented via a unique sonic palate, further enhanced by the principals in the standards and originals they have chosen…

Dorothy Ashby - Concierto de Aranjuez (1984)

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Dorothy Ashby - Concierto de Aranjuez (1984)

Dorothy Ashby - Concierto de Aranjuez (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 142 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Harp | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Philips/Polygram (814 197-2)

There have been very few jazz harpists in history and Dorothy Ashby was one of the greats. Somehow she was able to play credible bebop on her instrument. As a pianist she studied at Wayne State University, and in 1952 she switched to harp. Within two years, Ashby was gigging in jazz, and in 1956 she made her first recording as a leader. Between 1956-1970, she led ten albums for such labels as Savoy, Prestige, New Jazz, Argo, Jazzland, Atlantic, and Cadet, guested on many records, and was firmly established as a top studio and session player. She moved to the West Coast in the 1970s and was active up until her death.

The New Brubeck Quartet - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 1989]

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The New Brubeck Quartet - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 1989]

The New Brubeck Quartet - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 2 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tomato (2696132)

For a period in 1977-78 (after the death of altoist Paul Desmond), pianist Dave Brubeck had a quartet with his sons keyboardist Darius, drummer Dan and Chris on bass and trombone. This Montreux concert features five of Dave Brubeck's originals (including "It's a Raggy Waltz" and "In Your Own Sweet Way") along with the standard "It Could Happen to You" and finds father Dave in fine form even if Desmond is clearly missed.

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

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Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

Paul Desmond - The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1963 (2018)

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Paul Desmond - The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1963 (2018)

Paul Desmond - The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1963 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,55 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps -743 Mb | 05:24:21
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: Enlightenment

Best known as a member of Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet and the man who wrote the biggest-selling jazz single ever, 'Take Five', Paul Desmond's importance as a jazz performer cannot be underestimated. A master of the alto saxophone as well as a consummate composer and musician, Desmond was a pivotal figure on the West Coast cool jazz scene. His time with Brubeck produced some of the most critically-acclaimed recordings in history, in particular the magnificent Time Out (Columbia, 1959). However, Desmond was also an accomplished bandleader in his own right, with the material released during the early part of his career remaining among his finest work. Paul Desmond remained active throughout the rest of his career, producing a multitude of albums and performing live with Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall, Ed Bickert and The Modern Jazz Quartet among others.

Quincy Jones - The Classic Albums 1956-1963 (2019)

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Quincy Jones - The Classic Albums 1956-1963 (2019)

Quincy Jones - The Classic Albums 1956-1963 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,46 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 629 Mb | 04:34:25
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Bop, Big Band | Label: Enlightenment

First and foremost, Quincy Jones is a musician, composer and arranger of some of the finest music of the 20th Century, and this 4 CD Set houses his very finest work. Eight original albums released by Jones on Mercury and other labels between 1960 and 1963, on which he was leader or co-leader, remain, certainly for jazz fans, the great man’s finest hour. This set includes these integral albums in their entirety and in pristine re-mastered form, complete with full musician lists and release details, to make for perhaps the best collection yet of Quincy Jones’s jazz recordings which pre-date almost everything this giant of a man remains most famous for.