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Clifford Hayes & Earl Hines - Frog Hop (1996) {Frog DGF10 rec 1927-29}

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Clifford Hayes & Earl Hines - Frog Hop (1996) {Frog DGF10 rec 1927-29}

Clifford Hayes & Earl Hines - Frog Hop (1996) {Frog DGF10 rec 1927-29}
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© 1927-29, 1996 Frog / David French | DGF10
Jazz / Early Jazz / Jazz Blues

The Frog label has long been a byword for the meticulous compilation of outstanding rarities, and this reissue is no exception. Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers presented a fascinating blend of country blues and jazz, featuring trombone, violin, 4-string tenor guitar and piano. Earl Hines is at the ivories for the 1929 sesssions, of which unissued takes are included for each of the eight tracks. The 25 tracks are augmented by the vocal by Sippie Wallace which the Louisville Stompers accompanied on their final recording session. The reissue was remastered by the late John R. T. Davies from his own collection. Enough said.

Paul Quinichette - The Vice Pres (1951-1954) {EmArcy--Verve Elite 314 543 750-2 rel 2000}

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Paul Quinichette - The Vice Pres (1951-1954) {EmArcy--Verve Elite 314 543 750-2 rel 2000}

Paul Quinichette - The Vice Pres (1951-1954) {EmArcy–Verve Elite 314 543 750-2 rel 2000
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
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© 1951-54, 2000 EmArcy / Verve Elite Edition | 314 543 750-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Paul Quinichette was known as "the Vice Pres" because he sounded so similar to Lester Young ("Pres") during the 1950s. Despite that fault (his lack of originality), Quinichette was quite creative and swinging within Young's style and his recordings were consistently rewarding during the era.

Stan Getz - Stan Getz In Stockholm (1956) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Stan Getz - Stan Getz In Stockholm (1956) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Stan Getz - Stan Getz In Stockholm (1956) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 137 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0012180-02)

One of his best LPs from a very creative and innovative period, In Stockholm is wonderful almost in spite of itself. Getz recorded this date for Norman Granz in December of 1955, after returning from a several-months-long period of recuperation in North Africa due to a crippling illness - the combination of pleurisy and pneumonia. Getz is in the company of three Swedish jazzmen: pianist Bengt Hallberg, bassist Gunnar Johnson, and drummer Anders Burman. The program is made up of standards and a mix of ballads and faster bop-flavored tunes. The bluesy "Indiana" kicks the date off with a brief solo tenor intro. Getz's trademark tone is warm, rich, and full. His real foil on the track is Johnson, whose bop playing is on the money. Hallberg is knottier and very formal, and Burman is merely keeping time, but it hardly matters since it's a blues…

VA - The Great Tragedy: Winter Dance Party 1959 (2019)

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VA - The Great Tragedy: Winter Dance Party 1959 (2019)

VA - The Great Tragedy: Winter Dance Party 1959 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:30 | 341 Mb
Rock'n'Roll | Label: Bear Family Records

February 3, 1959 will always be remembered as ‘the day the music died.’ On that frigid occasion, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper crashed in a frozen Iowa field, killing all touring three rock and roll luminaries and their pilot. Bear Family’s posthumous tribute disc to the tragedy brings together some of their greatest recordings on this one-of-a-kind collection, along with key sides from the surviving participants of the tour—Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Sardo, Waylon Jennings, even Debbie Stevens, whose cover of If You Can’t Rock Me is an unheralded classic.

Lockjaw Davis, Tate, Hawkins, Cobb - Very Saxy (1959) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Lockjaw Davis, Tate, Hawkins, Cobb - Very Saxy (1959) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Lockjaw Davis, Tate, Hawkins, Cobb - Very Saxy (1959) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1959, 2008 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-30649 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz

Tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and his quartet (which includes organist Shirley Scott, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Arthur Edgehill) welcome three immortal tenors (Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb and Buddy Tate) to what became a historic and hard-swinging jam session. On three blues, an original based on the chord changes of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Lester Leaps In," the four tenors battle it out and the results are quite exciting. The spirited music on this memorable LP will hopefully be reissued on CD eventually, for the performances live up to their great potential.

Earl Hines - Another Monday Date (1956) {Prestige PRCD-24032-2 rel 1995}

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Earl Hines - Another Monday Date (1956) {Prestige PRCD-24032-2 rel 1995}

Earl Hines - Another Monday Date (1956) {Prestige PRCD-24032-2 rel 1995}
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© 1955-56, 1995 Prestige Records / Fantasy | PRCD-24032-2
Jazz / Bop / Stride / Piano

Two of pianist Earl Hines's finest recordings sessions of the 1950s are included on this CD. One is a tribute to Fats Waller on which Hines (with guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Dean Reilly and drummer Earl Watkins) explores songs associated with Waller. The other date is Hines's only solo session of the decade and features him playing his own compositions (including "Everything Depends on You," "You Can Depend on Me," "Piano Man" and "My Monday Date") along with "Am I Too Late?" During the 1950s, Hines was somewhat forgotten in jazz, reduced to playing Dixieland dates, so this two-fer is far superior to his other sessions prior to his "comeback" of 1964.

Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA--Universal 3805962}

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Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA--Universal 3805962}

Various Artists - The Chess Story: 1947-1975 (2000) {14CD Box Set, MCA–Universal 3805962}
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© 1947-75, 2000 MCA / Universal | 3805962
Blues / Chicago Blues / Electric Blues / Regional Blues

First the good news, which is really good: the sound on this 340-song set is about as good as one ever fantasized it could be, and that means it runs circles around any prior reissues; from the earliest Aristocrat sides by the Five Blazers and Jump Jackson & His Orchestra right up through Muddy Waters' "Going Down to Main Street," it doesn't get any better than this set. The clarity pays a lot of bonuses, beginning with the impression that it gives of various artists' instrumental prowess. In sharp contrast to the past efforts in this direction by MCA, however, the producers of this set have not emasculated the sound in the course of cleaning it up, as was the case with the Chuck Berry box, in particular.

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:12
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8329 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957, but All or Nothing at All, is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Holiday was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we are all involved. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.

Duke Jordan - Jor-Du (1954) {Vogue VG655010 rel 1990}

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Duke Jordan - Jor-Du (1954) {Vogue VG655010 rel 1990}

Duke Jordan - Jor-Du (1954) {Vogue VG655010 rel 1990}
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© 1954, 1990 Vogue / VG 655010
Jazz / Bop / Piano

The music on this LP has not yet been reissued on CD in the United States. The first two titles ("Spider's Webb" and "Strike Up the Band") feature bebop pianist Duke Jordan as a sideman in a quartet with bassist Tubby Phillips and drummer Roy Hall, led by the talented tenor saxophonist Don Lanphere. The remaining eight selections are from Jordan's debut as a leader, originally cut for the French Vogue label, a 1954 trio set with bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Lee Abrams. The pianist's style changed very little through the years, and virtually all of his recordings are worth picking up for bop fans. This album is perhaps most notable for the inclusion of the initial version of Jordan's most famous original, "Jordu."

Frank Rosolino - Let's Make It (2008) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10331 rec 1957-1958}

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Frank Rosolino - Let's Make It (2008) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10331 rec 1957-1958}

Frank Rosolino - Let's Make It (2008) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10331 rec 1957-1958}
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© 1957-58, 2008 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10331
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trombone

This 2008 release contains two of legendary trombonist Frank Rosolino's finest quintet sessions. Recorded in the late 1950s, players include Victor Feldman, Stan Levey and Harold Land. Includes comprehensive 12-page booklet stuffed with cracking liner notes, previously unpublished photographs and other essential artist info.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:12
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 4003 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness.

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 6021 SA, B0016709-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available as a Hybrid SACD!

Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}

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Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}

Dave Brubeck - Reunion (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-150-2 rel 1990}
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© 1957, 1990 Fantasy Records | OJCCD-150-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano

Tenor-saxophonist Dave Van Kreidt, a former member of Dave Brubeck's octet in the late '40s, had a reunion with the pianist, altoist Paul Desmond and bassist Bob Bates for this unusual session; Brubeck's new drummer Joe Morello made the group a quintet. Van Kreidt supplied all of the compositions (some of which are fairly complex), giving this set a sound very much different than the usual Brubeck Quartet outing. Interesting if not essential classical-influenced music that predates the Third Stream movement.

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

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Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}

Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (vinyl rip) (1960) {Checker}
Vinyl rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 206 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 73 mb
Genre: blues, blues rock

Have Guitar, Will Travel is a 1960 album by Bo Diddley. This was released on the Chess Records' subsidiary Checker and is a vinyl rip.
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Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1956, 2007 Concord / Prestige / New Jazz | 0888072301665 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

By 1956, when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication, and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy "Farmer's Market" had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer's 1951 version with Wardell Gray.