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Stan Getz, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Joanne Brackeen & Billy Hart - Unissued Session (Copenhagen, 1977) (2024)

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Stan Getz, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Joanne Brackeen & Billy Hart - Unissued Session (Copenhagen, 1977) (2024)

Stan Getz, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Joanne Brackeen & Billy Hart - Unissued Session (Copenhagen, 1977) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:02:10
West Coast Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: SteepleChase Records

On January 30, 1977 - a day after the sold out 3-day concerts celebrating legendary US saxophonist Stan Getz's 50th birthday in Copenhagen - Stan and his crew including Danish ace bassist Orsted Pedersen were in studio to record. The huge success of the double live album kept us in suspense for three decades for the release of the unissued material. Well, here it is for us to enjoy.

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.

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

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Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:49
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-008-2, P-7022

The music on this LP recalls the airy "Four Brothers" sound that tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, and baritone saxophonist Serge Charloff, plied in Woody Herman's band of 1947. For this outing, Steward and Charloff exit, and four become five with the addition of tenor luminaries Al Cohn, Brew Moore, and Allen Eager. The set appropriately kicks off with Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers," a tune reminiscent of Jimmy Giuffre's original "Four Brothers" in its fluid and bouncy arrangement. Three other attractive and similarly disposed originals (one more by Mulligan and two by Cohn) complete the saxophone session from 1949, all featuring swinging statements by each soloist. A 1952 sextet date led by Sims and Cohn is also included, offering up another round of original and buoyantly swinging cuts, bolstered by lively contributions from trombonist Kai Winding and solid rhythmic support by pianist George Wallington, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey. A fine release that nicely showcases the cool, proto-West Coast bop forged by both these soloists and Miles Davis.

Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set

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Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set

Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 510 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bossa Nova | Label: PolyGram/Verve | # 823 611-2 | Time: 03:40:46

This five-LP box set (which has been reissued on CD) contains nearly all of Stan Getz's classic bossa nova sessions, five wonderful yet diverse LPs (Jazz Samba, Big Band Bossa Nova, Jazz Samba Encore, Stan Getz/Laurindo Almedia, and Getz/Gilberto). The cool-toned tenor is heard on his groundbreaking collaboration with guitarist Charlie Byrd (which resulted in the best-selling "Desafinado"), is showcased with a big band arranged by Gary McFarland (introducing "No More Blues" and "One Note Samba"), stars in recordings with guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Luiz Bonfa, and is heard at the famous meeting with composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitarist João Gilberto, and singer Astrud Gilberto, which resulted in the major hit "The Girl From Ipanema." This essential set finishes off with three previously unissued performances from a 1964 Carnegie Hall Concert, concluding with a remake of "The Girl From Ipanema." These recordings stand as proof that it is possible for good music to sell.

Buddy Collette - Six Classic Albums (2017) [6LPs on 4CDs]

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Buddy Collette - Six Classic Albums (2017) [6LPs on 4CDs]

Buddy Collette - Six Classic Albums (2017) [6LPs on 4CDs]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.19 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 527 Mb | Scans ~ 19 Mb
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD545 | Time: 03:50:05

4CD set. Collects six original albums, including "Man Of Many Parts", "Calm, Cool & Collette", "Nice Day With Buddy Collette", "Jazz Loves Paris", "The Polyhedric Buddy Collette" and "Marx Makes Broadway". An important force in the Los Angeles jazz community, Buddy Collette was an early pioneer at playing jazz on the flute.

Steven Bernstein - Diaspora Hollywood (2004)

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Steven Bernstein - Diaspora Hollywood (2004)

Steven Bernstein - Diaspora Hollywood (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:25
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Fusion, West Coast Jazz, Ethnic | Label: Tzadik | # TZ 7191

In this, the third installment in Steven Bernstein's Diaspora series, one of the most active and imaginative musicians in the downtown scene explores compositions from the Jewish tradition through the rose colored lens of West Coast Jazz. Actually recorded in the Hollywood Hills with a fabulous all star quintet including vibes and bass flute, Steve's lush arrangements take off from the intimate small group jazz sound of the Shelley Manne and Shorty Rogers units from the mid fifties. Beautiful arrangements that come from the heart and a savvy choice of traditional compositions make this one of Steve's greatest projects.

Dave Pell - Four Classic Albums (1955-1957) [2CD Reissue 2013]

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Dave Pell - Four Classic Albums (1955-1957) [2CD Reissue 2013]

Dave Pell - Four Classic Albums (1955-1957) [2CD Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 518 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 360 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1076)

Avid Jazz here presents four classic Dave Pell albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered double CD.
The subject may be “Jazz and Romantic Places” and the locations may range from Paris to Rio but the jazz is strictly West Coast and Cool! Dave Pell on tenor sax is joined by the cream of jazz players from the Les Brown band with whom Pell had played for many years. The band having found time between their lucrative “day job” on the Bob Hope TV show to join their old band mate for the trip! For “Jazz Goes Dancing” Dave Pell writes in the original sleeve notes that for this project he was determined to create a jazz album to dance to, just like in the old dance band days…

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 682 Mb | Scans included | 04:54:06
West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI-Manhattan | # CDP 7 46857 2 | Time: 01:08:10
Cool, Mainstream Jazz, West Coast

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker. Mulligan and Baker had very few reunions after 1953 but this particular CD from 1957 is an exception. Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special. With expert backup by bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Dave Bailey, these 13 selections (plus two new alternate takes) should please fans of both Mulligan and Baker.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014

Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Favorite Things (1965) Japanese Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Sony Music | # SICP 3969 | Time: 00:42:10

Although recorded in sessions in 1962 and 1965, this set of Richard Rodgers tunes by the Dave Brubeck Quartet has a strong unity about it due to the consistent performances of the veteran group. With altoist Paul Desmond and the pianist-leader contributing some fine solos (and bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello excellent in support), The Rodgers songs are treated with respect and swing. This comparatively gentle version of "My Favorite Things" would never be mistaken for John Coltrane's.

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) Non-Remastered, Germany Press

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Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) Non-Remastered, Germany Press

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 23696-2, 923 696-2 | Time: 00:38:54
Soft Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, West Coast Jazz

A portrait of the artist as a young man, The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life; in the liner notes, Donald Fagen describes the songs as representative of the kinds of fantasies he entertained as an adolescent during the late '50s/early '60s, and he conveys the tenor of the times with some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date. Continuing in the smooth pop-jazz mode favored on the final Steely Dan records, The Nightfly is lush and shimmering, produced with cinematic flair by Gary Katz; romanticized but never sentimental, the songs are slices of suburbanite soap opera, tales of space-age hopes (the hit "I.G.Y.") and Cold War fears (the wonderful "The New Frontier," a memoir of fallout-shelter love) crafted with impeccable style and sophistication.

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

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Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:39
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: Brubeck Editions

The Dave Brubeck Quartet suddenly became a Trio for this Vienna concert when, after the previous evening's concert in Hamburg, Paul Desmond went out and never made his plane to Austria. While Paul's lyricism was missed, Dave, Gene, and Joe's playing was incredibly strong, high energy & swinging. To the Brubeck family's knowledge, this is the only recording of Dave, Gene & Joe as a Trio.

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue

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Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Label: ZYX music, Original Jazz Classics | # OJC20 370-2 (JLP-18) | Time: 00:42:42
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Trumpet Jazz

During his extended "stay" in Europe circa the late '50s and early '60s, Chet Baker produced half a dozen albums for the Riverside Records subsidiary label Jazzland. On Chet Baker in Milan – the first of his overseas sides – Baker revisits the familiar stomping grounds of West Coast cool, even though he is the only American in the band. The basic quartet includes Chet Baker (trumpet), Renato Sellani (piano), Franco Serri (bass), and Gene Victory (drums). However, on a majority of the cuts, that unit is upgraded to a sextet with sax players Glauco Masetti (alto) and Gianno Basso (tenor). According to Peter Drew's brief liner notes essay, these Italian players were found by a local record label and arrangements were essentially retrofitted to suit Baker.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: The Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings (2014) {3CD Box Set}

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: The Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings (2014) {3CD Box Set}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: The Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings (2014) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,11 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 531 Mb
Full Scans | 03:27:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool Jazz, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Valentine Records #47770

This collection compiles, for the first time ever on a single set, all existing studio recordings of Chet Baker singing from 1953 (his earliest vocal recordings) until 1962.
The music on this CD puts Chet Baker on the scene not just as a brilliant trumpeter, but also as a talented singer. These songs were a revelation at the time and won Baker new fame and a new audience, which was less familiar with jazz than with pop music. The reasons are quite clear: Chet's voice is tender and beautiful, and at the same time his phrasing always swings and surprises. Among the contents of this set are the complete original albums Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen to You, plus all other existing studio vocal sides within that period.