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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 799)

The European label's third Gene Krupa set reissues all of the recordings made by the drummer's big band during a five-month period in 1939. Although working steadily, Krupa's Orchestra had not broken through yet (it was still two years away from its prime period). With Irene Daye contributing ten pleasing vocals among the 22 selections and such soloists as trumpeter Nate Kazebier, trombonist Floyd O'Brien, tenor-saxophonist Sam Donahue and pianist Milt Raskin (along with the drummer/leader), the group was starting to show some strong potential, particularly on the instrumentals such as "The Madam Swings It" and "Hodge Podge." Well-played if not overly distinctive swing music.

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

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Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia–Sony Classical SK51239}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Columbia / Sony Classical | SK 51239
Jazz / Neo-Bop / Jazz Blues / Trumpet

Sometimes even the powerful Wynton Marsalis has to take no for an answer, as his score for the film Rosewood was commissioned and completed but ultimately not used. In this case, it's clearly the filmmakers' loss, for Marsalis has written a soulful, stylistically wide-ranging set of cues that he put out anyway as part of his massive 1999 release schedule. The theme song for Rosewood is a cool, studied, country blues-flavored tune with Cassandra Wilson exploiting the husky tones of her bottom range.

Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)

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Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)

Chaise Lounge - Insomnia (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Lounge | Modern Songbook Records #MSR-003

With a sound that captures all the elegance, exuberance and flamboyance of the swinging ‘60s, Chaise Lounge delivers music that is high on style and sophistication. This Washington DC based ensemble of six accomplished musicians performs a groovy hybrid of pop-influenced jazz and swing that seems to both embody another era and belong to the present moment. Members playfully describe the group’s style as “ music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962”, “early stereo” or “ perhaps lounge with a capital ‘L”.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:47
Jazz, Big Band, Retro Swing | Label: Southern Broadcasting

Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of the barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back-channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view. On September 25th, fans will be able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Count Basie and His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517909045)

When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like "Cute," "Little Pony," "Splanky," "Li'l Darlin'," and "Repetition," the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel…

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 767)

The second Gene Krupa CD in Classics complete reissuance of his swing-era recordings has 22 titles from Krupa's Orchestra during the latter half of 1938. The big band did not yet have its own personality, but Irene Day was a fine pop/swing vocalist; Leo Watson is in typically eccentric form singing four goodtime numbers; the arrangements of Jimmy Mundy and Chappie Willett generally swing hard; Vido Musso and Sam Donahue get off some fine tenor solos; and the leader/drummer really drives the band. Well worth picking up by swing fans.

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

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Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)

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Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra - 1935-1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 754)

The first CD in the European Classics label's "complete" Gene Krupa series starts off with two all-star sessions that preceded the drummer's first dates as a big-band leader. Krupa, Benny Goodman, bassist Israel Crosby (featured on "Blues of Israel") and several sideman from Goodman's 1935 band jam four songs, and from the following year, Krupa is joined by trumpeter Roy Eldridge, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, pianist Jess Stacy, guitarist Allan Reuss, Crosby and (on two of the four songs) singer Helen Ward. The two instrumentals ("I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music" and "Swing Is Here") are near-classics that are quite heated…

Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)

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Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)

Cozy Cole - 1944-1945 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 865)

This Classics CD reissues drummer Cozy Cole's sessions for Continental, Keynote, and Guild, most of which have been out of print for years. The two Continental dates feature overlapping all-star groups (with trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Hank D'Amico, Coleman Hawkins, Walter "Foots" Thomas, and/or Don Byas on tenors, Clyde Hart or Johnny Guarnieri on piano, guitarist Tiny Grimes, bassist Slam Stewart, and the drummer/leader), but are sometimes a bit frustrating. Since every player is a potential soloist and the performances are limited to around three minutes apiece, the solos are almost cameos, generally eight or 16 bars apiece. The most memorable spot, Hawkins' exploration of "When Day Is Done," finds the great tenor doing what he can with his half chorus…

Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}

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Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}

Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits (vinyl rip) (1975) {Arcade}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 337 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Seine 20 Grössten Hits is a 1975 compilation album by Glenn Miller. This was released in West Germany by the Arcade label and is a vinyl rip.

Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]

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Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]

Count Basie - Four Classic Albums Plus (1958-1962) [Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 839 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 376 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Swing, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1160)

“Sinatra-Basie”; “Count Basie and the Kansas City 7”; “The Atomic Mr. Basie”; “Basie Plays Hefti” plus five previously unissued mono tracks from Newport 1956.
“Sinatra-Basie” continues our new series revealing the hidden qualities of stereo sound and here we again quote from the original liner notes to give you a flavour of what to expect within the grooves. “I’ve waited twenty years for this moment” said Frank Sinatra as the recording session for this historic meeting of two genuine musical giants of the 20th Century began on the 2nd October 1962. A few more quotes… With arrangements by Neal Hefti… ”it is the balance of power (between Sinatra and Basie) “that is so successful”…

Thierry Maillard Big Band - Zappa Forever (2CD) (2020)

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Thierry Maillard Big Band - Zappa Forever (2CD) (2020)

Thierry Maillard Big Band - Zappa Forever (2CD) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 326.97 Mb + 309.93 Mb | 1:36:56 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Big Band | Country: France | Label: Ilona Records

Après plus de 30 ans de carrière en tant que pianiste, compositeur et orchestrateur, 17 albums comme leader dans différentes formations, j’ai construit mon travail autour d’un axe majeur qui m’est cher et intrinsèque à ma formation de musicien: le mélange du jazz et de la musique classique. En effet, j’ai commencé la musique par l’accordéon et le piano classique, l’écriture et l’orchestration à l’École Normale de Musique de Paris avant de découvrir le jazz et de m’y investir par passion. Je n’en ai pas pour autant oublié ma formation, mon admiration pour certains compositeurs et musiciens classiques, il était donc tout naturel pour moi de travailler dans la continuité de cette expérience.

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

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Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 171 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1115)

The Buddy Johnson Orchestra was one of the few big bands that were able to stay together during the second half of the 1940s. They did that by featuring the vocals of Ella Johnson and Arthur Prysock, leaning towards R&B at times and hinting at (but not outright playing) bebop. This CD has the music from Johnson's last three sessions of 1947 and his three 1949 dates; the 1948 recording strike caused a gap. There were no major soloists in the band, but the musicianship was high, the vocalists (heard along with Buddy Johnson himself on all but four numbers) were excellent and there was plenty of spirit.

Cozy Cole - 1944 (1995)

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Cozy Cole - 1944 (1995)

Cozy Cole - 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 819)

Check this out - probably the best overall Cozy Cole collection, and possibly one of the top picks for mid-'40s small-group swing. There are distinct reasons for such a strongly stated claim. They are, specifically: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Budd Johnson, and Don Byas. Got that? Three additional reasons are Teddy Wilson, Johnny Guarnieri, and Earl Hines. This is no offhand list of incidental participants, but a pantheon of indispensable figures in mid-20th century jazz. Their combined experience and influence add up to direct involvement with the heart and soul of this music, from Armstrong and Ellington to Bird and Diz. Glance at the rest of the collective personnel and you're confronted with a stunning lineup containing some of the most accomplished jazz musicians on the scene during the year 1944…

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-871, 509995-01984-2-9 | Time: 00:46:08
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop

In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".