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Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Vol. 1-2 (1956) [Reissue 2007]

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Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Vol. 1-2 (1956) [Reissue 2007]

Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Vol. 1-2 (1956) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 445 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 194 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan

At the Hickory House is a thoroughly appealing collection of lightly swinging small-combo jazz that draws equally from hard bop and soul-jazz. There's a soulful lilt to Jutta Hipp's playing that keeps it engaging and enjoyable. The rhythm section of Peter Ind (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums) largely stay out of the way, letting Hipp dictate the tempo and mood of the pieces, and she has a knack for creating infectious, swinging interpretations of jazz and pop standards that are enjoyable and easy to listen to. Vol. 1 contains such staples as "Dear Old Stockholm," "Billie's Bounce," "Mad About the Boy," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "These Foolish Things," all of which are performed with verve and style, making the record a wonderful little gem…

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."

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]

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Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]

Leroy Vinnegar Sextet - Leroy Walks! (1958) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-160-2 (S-7542))

On this reissue CD of a Contemporary set (bassist Leroy Vinnegar's first as a leader), six of the seven songs have the word "walk" in their title, including "Would You Like to Take a Walk," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "I'll Walk Alone," and Vinnegar's original "Walk On." Vinnegar actually does not take much solo space and generously features his talented sidemen: vibraphonist Victor Feldman, trumpeter Gerald Wilson, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Carl Perkins, and drummer Tony Bazley. A fine, straight-ahead session.

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]

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Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]

Leroy Vinnegar Quintet - Leroy Walks Again!! (1963) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-454-2 (S-7608))

The follow-up to Leroy Vinnegar's first Contemporary album, this CD reissue matches the excellent bassist (who is mostly content to back the other soloists) with trumpeter Freddy Hill, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman on piano and vibes and drummer Ron Jefferson for four of the seven selections; the other numbers also use Hill and Edwards along with pianist Mike Melvoin, vibraphonist Roy Ayers (at the beginning of his career) and drummer Milt Turner. The set (which has three originals by Vinnegar, Edwards' "Wheelin' and Dealin'," Don Nelson, Les McCann and Freddie Hubbard in addition to the one standard "I'll String Along with You") helps define the modern mainstream of the early '60s, when cool jazz was being replaced by hard bop.

VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)

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VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)

VA - 100 Hits Wartime Memories (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 688 MB
5:00:45 | Jazz, Blues, Pop, Big Band, Boogie Woogie, Cool Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Vocal
Label: DMG

The much loved 100 Hits range is back in a brand new sleek slim digipak housing 5 discs of your favourite tracks from the War era featuring beautiful, nostalgic tracks from the greatest singers of the time such as The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn plus many more in this golden classic collection.

Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]

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Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]

Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1964) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 192 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (OJCCD-878-2 (F-8360))

The Latin side for Vince Guaraldi means a brush with both the Brazilian and Caribbean strains of Latin jazz, garnished now and then by an outboard string quartet and graced by four of his own delightful tunes. On Brazilian numbers like "Corcovado" and Brazilian-treated tunes like "Mr. Lucky" and Guaraldi's lovely "Star Song," Vince has drummer Jerry Granelli deploy his distinctive brushes-and-rim-shots bossa nova beat. Jack Weeks supplies bittersweet string arrangements as he tries to grant Guaraldi's wish for a "Villa-Lobos sound," which he does, more or less. Other tunes, like Guaraldi's own happy-go-lucky "Treat Street," "Whirlpool," and Nat Adderley's "Work Song," are treated to gentle cha-cha rhythms…

Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green - Jazz For Playboys (1957) [Reissue 2000]

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Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green - Jazz For Playboys (1957) [Reissue 2000]

Frank Wess - Jazz For Playboys (1957) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Savoy/Atlantic (92982-2)

This CD reissue has three songs apiece from two similar sessions. One half of the set features Frank Wess (doubling on flute and tenor) accompanied by both Kenny Burrell and Freddy Green on guitars, bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Gus Johnson; the other three titles add trumpeter Joe Newman and have Ed Thigpen in Johnson's place. The music is essentially cool-toned swing/bop very much in a Count Basie vein and is easily recommended to straightahead jazz fans.

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds (1956) [Reissue 1996]

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Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds (1956) [Reissue 1996]

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 4: Swinging Sounds (1956) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-267-2 (C-3516))

This early edition of Shelly Manne & His Men is a well-integrated unit featuring the light-toned trumpet of Stu Williamson, the cool but hard-driving altoist Charlie Mariano, pianist Russ Freeman and bassist Leroy Vinnegar in addition to the drummer/leader. The excellent quintet plays one original apiece from each musician except Vinnegar in addition to Bud Powell's "Un Poco Loco," Sonny Rollins' "Doxy," the standard "Bernie's Tune" and their closing theme, Bill Holman's "A Gem from Tiffany."

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 2 (1954) [Reissue 1998]

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Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 2 (1954) [Reissue 1998]

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 2 (1954) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-1910-2 (C2511))

Shelly Manne's second "workshop" 10" LP is even more advanced than his first, at times reaching outside the West Coast cool jazz idiom toward contemporary classical music - with no cover tunes this time. Where the first album was centered on a sax ensemble, Vol. 2 is devoted to a four-man brass group - with Russ Freeman or Marty Paich on piano and Joe Mondragon on bass - and this seems to have unleashed a wilder surge of creative freedom among Manne's six arrangers/composers. Indeed, some pieces virtually abandon jazz altogether. Bill Holman's "Lullaby" amounts to a gentle, free-flowing etude for brass and mallets, and Jimmy Giuffre's "Alternation" has no apparent key signature or steady pulse, a series of abstract proclamations colored by percussive effects…

Randal Despommier & Ben Monder - A Midsummer Odyssey: The Music of Lars Gullin (2022)

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Randal Despommier & Ben Monder - A Midsummer Odyssey: The Music of Lars Gullin (2022)

Randal Despommier & Ben Monder - A Midsummer Odyssey: The Music of Lars Gullin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 135 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 78 Mb | 00:34:04
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Sunnyside Records

Building on the success of his 2021 solo debut Dio C’è (“wildly ambitious” — AllMusic) and his co-led 2018 effort with pianist Jason Yeager All at Onceness, alto saxophonist Randal Despommier returns with A Midsummer Odyssey, a captivating duo session with guitarist extraordinaire Ben Monder. The central focus is the highly accessible yet always enigmatic music of Swedish baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin (1928-1976). Alternately boppish, cool, bluesy, folkish and chamber-like, Gullin’s pieces afford the Despommier/Monder duo endless opportunities for fresh reinvention. “The goal of this project,” writes Despommier in the liner notes, “was to tap into the spirit of Gullin’s music and present it in a new way. I’m grateful to Ben Monder for joining me on this journey. He helped me hear Gullin’s music differently and added a richness and depth I did not think possible.”

Shelly Manne & His Friends - With André Previn, Leroy Vinnegar (1956) [Reissue 1992]

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Shelly Manne & His Friends - With André Previn, Leroy Vinnegar (1956) [Reissue 1992]

Shelly Manne & His Friends - With Andre Previn, Leroy Vinnegar (1956) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 164 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-240-2 (C-3525))

In addition to his regular quintet recordings with "His Men," drummer Shelly Manne recorded a series of trio dates with "His Friends" which generally included pianist Andre Previn and bassist Leroy Vinnegar; eventually Red Mitchell would take over the bass spot. This initial release from the group, as with all of the later sets, is really a showcase for the remarkable piano playing of Previn who was not even 27 yet but already had a dozen years of major league experience behind him. The trio largely sticks to standards and jazz tunes on this date with "Tangerine," Johnny Hodges's "Squatty Roo" and "Girl Friend" being among the highlights.

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 1: The West Coast Sound (1956) [Reissue 1988]

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Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 1: The West Coast Sound (1956) [Reissue 1988]

Shelly Manne & His Men - Vol. 1: The West Coast Sound (1956) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 142 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-152-2 (C-3507))

Drummer Shelly Manne's first sessions for Contemporary contain plenty of definitive examples of West Coast jazz. This CD has four titles apiece from a 1953 septet date with altoist Art Pepper, Bob Cooper on tenor, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, and valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, four from a few months later with Bud Shank in Pepper's place, and four other songs from 1955 when Manne headed a septet with altoist Joe Maini and Bill Holman on tenor in addition to Giuffre and Enevoldsen. With arrangements by Marty Paich (who plays piano on the first two dates), Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Bill Russo, Holman, and Enevoldsen, the music has plenty of variety yet defines the era, ranging from Russo's "Sweets" (a tribute to trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison), Giuffre's "Fugue," and the Latin folk tune "La Mucura" to updated charts on older swing tunes…

Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre - Evolution (1957) [Reissue 1992]

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Teddy Charles, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre - Evolution (1957) [Reissue 1992]

Teddy Charles - Evolution (1957) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige (OJCCD-1731-2 (P-7078))

Although somewhat overlooked in the jazz history books, vibraphonist Teddy Charles was for a period an important participant in the early Third Stream movement, using aspects of classical music to revitalize West Coast-style jazz. This CD reissue features trumpeter Shorty Rogers, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Shelly Manne on a couple of advanced originals (one apiece by Giuffre and Rogers) from 1953. After moving to New York, Charles teamed up for a short time with bassist Charles Mingus, performing six other numbers in a quartet with tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose and drummer Gerry Segal. This session alternates cookers with sensitive ballads and is one of the better recorded showcases for Charles' vibes.

The Modest Jazz Trio - Good Friday Blues (1960) [Japanese Edition 2011] (Re-up)

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The Modest Jazz Trio - Good Friday Blues (1960) [Japanese Edition 2011] (Re-up)

The Modest Jazz Trio - Good Friday Blues (1960) [Japanese Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCJ-50139)

Other than a set in 1957, this long-out-of-print LP was guitarist Jim Hall's debut as a leader. The 29-year-old Hall was not exactly an unknown name at the time, having played with the Original Chico Hamilton Quintet and the Jimmy Giuffre Three; he was still a year away from joining Sonny Rollins. Subtitled "The Modest Jazz Trio," the band on this date consists of Hall, bassist Red Kelly, and Red Mitchell quite effectively playing piano (he was usually a bassist). The combination works quite well, performing what was essentially straight-ahead jazz. Originally, the unit was only supposed to record the "Good Friday Blues" for a blues anthology album, but the music felt so strong that the trio cut a full album in one day, performing three standards, two Mitchell originals and Bill Harris' "Bill Not Phil."

Dave Brubeck - Take Five: Portrait of a Legend (2014) [10CD Box Set]

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Dave Brubeck - Take Five: Portrait of a Legend (2014) [10CD Box Set]

Dave Brubeck - Take Five: Portrait of a Legend (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
The Intense Media, 600178 | ~ 3380 or 1810 Mb | Artwork -> 102 Mb
Jazz, Cool

10 CD box set containing sixteen original LP albums by the legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, including 'Time Out', which was the first jazz album to sell more than a million copies and featured the best-selling jazz single of all time, "Take Five". These classic albums were recorded between 1946 and 1960 and document arguably the most important years of Brubeck's career…