Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)

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Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)

Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 428.92 Mb | 01:08:54 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA | Label: Sackville (B000PLXFL0)

This performance recording captures the genuine excitement and swing when top quality musicians get together in the creation of jazz music. Baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley and tenor saxophonist Harry Allen blend together into a highly distinctive tonal mix. Their irresistible desire to play music with swing turns whatever they play into explosively dynamic music. The recording took place at Sunnie Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party in October 2006 and the tracks include Oscar Pettiford's classic line Blues In The Closet, jazz standards In A Mellotone and Jumpin' At The Woodside, as well as popular songs like Cocktails For Two, Sweet & Lovely, I've Got A World On A String, Polka Dots & Moonbeams and Everything Happens To Me.

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

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Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 167.52 Mb | 31:42 | Scans included
Swing, Jazz Vocal | Label: LaserLight Digital (15 722)

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bernat Font Trio - The Shout (2011)

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Bernat Font Trio - The Shout (2011)

Bernat Font Trio - The Shout (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 376.59 Mb | 59:13 | Scans (front+back)
Jazz | Label: Swit Records (SWIT09)

It‘s a real pleasure for me to have in my hands a young and sincere venture born of a musician like Bernat Font, who expresses his art, from the foundations of Afro-American Musical Classicism, with such freshness and character. Throughout the 11 tracks, nine of which are the offspring of lined paper and the restless pen of the author, presented to us one after the other in a natural and fitting pantone, these three impassioned jazzmen introduce their first record entitled “The Shout”. With the deep roots of the blues, and the regular swing beat, always staying true to the feeling, their musical project takes us on a journey through the first half of the last century. From ragtime to the classic swing trio, passing by Boogie Woogie, Fats Waller and Art Tatum, with a nod in the direction of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie, would be the most concise and accurate way of describing their musical influences and philosophy. And so, having done their homework well, the music that filters out of this recording, made only days before Bernat’s 21st birthday, is fluid and diverse as you will hear in Blues 4 Rhene. The theme is soft and seductive and its development is embellished with original changes in tone and metre that demonstrate a notable stylistic plurality.

Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)

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Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)

Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 255.30 Mb | 43:04 | Covers
Third Stream, Modern Creative, Crossover Jazz | Label: Stunt Records (STUCD 17012)

Bright Danish artist Kira Skov and resides in Copenhagen Estonian saxophonist Maria Faust is a vibrant creative energy and created a united süvateose "In the Beginning" for chorus and ensemble. The album included batsmen Skov Faust's fascination with music was when he heard the disc "Sacrum Facere." Artists mutual understanding born co - wrote Maria puhkpilliseaded Kira tracks, and soon came the idea of creating music together. Women created melodies plate together arranžeeringu did Maria and Kira wrote the words. Estonian folklore-inspired albums süüvis Faust creating even deeper koduimaisesse blueberries, reaching religious kaemusteni. The project was produced by Mark Howard, who has worked with such world celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2 and R.E.M.

Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die (2017)

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Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die (2017)

Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 185.41 Mb | 35:16 | Cover
Modern Creative, Improvised Music, Fusion | Label: International Anthem (IARC0011)

A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent addition to the New York scene, Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter known for her “ghostly sounds," says The New York Times, and for "sucker punching" crowds straight from the jump off, says Time Out. Her classical training and “unique voice capable of transforming every ensemble of which she is a part” (Jazz Right Now) has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop. Branch’s work as a composer and a producer, as well as a sideman for the likes of William Parker, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio and Spoon, is all on display in her debut record Fly or Die – a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds to music that knows no genre, no gender, no limits.

Kozmodrum - Gravity (2017)

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Kozmodrum - Gravity (2017)

Kozmodrum - Gravity (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 234.65 Mb | 37:02 | Cover
Jazz Electronic, Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion | Label: PDV Records / Zona Muzika (PDV021 / 05)

Kozmodrum definitely went for taste on their second LP, Gravity, surpassing their 2016 Na Tragu Satellita in both production and sound. Award-winning classical drummer Janko Novoselić refreshed his recipes with heartier helpings of ambient and post-rock. The ensemble of Goran Delac, Elvis Penava, Ivan Kapec and Hrvoje Galler make up his backing band from Croatia, based in the capital Zagreb, and the five together make "organic dance" music.

Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 3 Albums (2004-2010)

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Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 3 Albums (2004-2010)

Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys - 3 Albums (2004-2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1009 Mb | 03:03:06 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing

With her sleek bob haircut (usually with a flower placed just so), vintage fashion sense, strikingly beautiful looks and artfully customized ukulele, Janet Klein might seem at first to be a simple novelty act, a 21st-century hipster "ironically" recreating the subtly naughty looks of a fin-de-siecle French postcard. Then she opens her mouth to sing. There's no Betty Boop hiccups or Mae West-style brassiness in her charmingly original voice. And when she starts to play her ukulele, it's clear that this oft-ridiculed cousin of the guitar is neither prop nor gimmick, but a delightful and under-utilized musical instrument. Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, "obscure, lovely and naughty songs from the 1910's , 20's and 30's," Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in the body of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine.

Somi - 3 Albums (2007-2011)

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Somi - 3 Albums (2007-2011)

Somi - 3 Albums (2007-2011)
EAC, XLD Rip, WEB FLAC ~ 991 Mb | 02:56:28 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: Uganda, Rwanda / USA

A few years ago, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: a new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon released in August 2014 as her major label debut on Sony Music/Okeh - landing at #1 on US Jazz charts. The album, which features special guests Angelique Kidjo, Common and Ambrose Akinmusire, draws it material from the tropical city's boastful cosmopolitanism, urgent inspiration, and giant spirit - straddling the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop with a newfound ease and a voice that Vogue Magazine simply calls “Superb!”

Ruben Studdard And Various - Ain't Misbehavin' (The 30th Anniversary Cast Recordings) (2CD) (2009)

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Ruben Studdard And Various - Ain't Misbehavin' (The 30th Anniversary Cast Recordings) (2CD) (2009)

Ruben Studdard And Various - Ain't Misbehavin' (The 30th Anniversary Cast Recordings) (2CD) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 275.93 Mb (CD1) + 293.18 Mb (CD2) + 69.81 Mb (Scans) | 1:35:31
Ragtime, Swing, Jazz Vocal, Musical | Label: Rhino (R2 517016)

30th Anniversary Tour of the 1978 Tony Award-winning Best Musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' starring 2003 American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, 2003 American Idol contestant and star of RENT on Broadway. The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930's Harlem is showcased in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's most well-crafted shows of all time. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of heartwarming beauty. Ain't Misbehavin' is simply unforgettable!

The Singers Unlimited - Feeling Free (with the Pat Williams Orchestra) (1975)

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The Singers Unlimited - Feeling Free (with the Pat Williams Orchestra) (1975)

The Singers Unlimited - Feeling Free (with the Pat Williams Orchestra) (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 208.80 Mb + 20.93 Mb (Scans) | 38:33
Swing, Vocal jazz | Label: MPS Records (821 858-2)

The Singers Unlimited were a four-part jazz vocal group formed in 1971 by Gene Puerling. Members of the group included Len Dresslar (better known as the Jolly Green Giant in General Mills commercials), Bonnie Herman, Don Shelton and Puerling himself. Gene Puerling and Don Shelton had formed part of Puerling's successful all-male vocal group, The Hi-Lo's, some years previously, though Shelton was a 1959 replacement for original HiLo Bob Strassen. The Singers Unlimited group were originally formed to record for commercials in the USA, but as time passed, they were persuaded to enter the recording studio to record a series of albums. On the recommendation of pianist Oscar Peterson (who was also signed to the label at the time), they gained a contract with German label MPS. They recorded two albums in 1971, the first a cappella, the second, In Tune with Peterson's then-current trio. The group produced 15 albums, of which arguably the most well-known is their Christmas album (which was actually recorded before the group's association with MPS.) All of the 14 albums they recorded specifically for MPS (between the years 1971-1982) are collected in the 7-CD box set entitled Magic Voices.

Mike Fahn - Close Your Eyes And Listen (2002)

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Mike Fahn - Close Your Eyes And Listen (2002)

Mike Fahn - Close Your Eyes And Listen (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 285.75 Mb | 55:53 | Scans included
Hard Bop, Neo-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Sparky 1 Productions (SPI 957-2)

Valve trombonist Mike Fahn delivers a mellow and satisfying set of modern, straight-ahead jazz performances on this album, which features an impressive array of sidemen who shift around throughout the disc, providing a quintet setting on most tracks. The album is appropriately titled: even when the tempos are sprightly, the group's overall vibe is a gentle and soft one, a sound that invites the listener to sit back and enjoy rather than get up and dance.

Ruth Dolores Weiss - Come See (Raw Versions) (2004)

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Ruth Dolores Weiss - Come See (Raw Versions) (2004)

Ruth Dolores Weiss - Come See (Raw Versions) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 134.16 Mb + 23.32 Mb (Scans) | 29:04
Jazz Vocal | Country: Israel | Label: MCI

Ruth Dolores Weiss (born February 23, 1978, in Ashkelon, Israel) is an Israeli musician. She released her second studio album, Be'Ivrit (literally, "In Hebrew"), to critical acclaim in Israel in August 2008. Ben Shalev, Israel's top music critic, writing about the album in Haaretz, said, "Amazing. There is no other word to describe the encounter with the voice, talent, sensitivity, emotion and spirit of Ruth Dolores Weiss." Another Israeli music critic, David Peretz, one of the first to hear Weiss' songs, said it was like discovering Billie Holiday or Björk in Ashkelon, her hometown. Weiss' previous album, Come See (Raw Versions), was released in 2004. Weiss lived in Austin, Texas, for a few years before releasing Be'Ivrit, but returned to live in Israel with her family to tour, perform and record. She also composed the soundtrack for the film Hayuta and Berl by Amir Manor in 2012.

Mina Agossi - Fresh (2014)

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Mina Agossi - Fresh (2014)

Mina Agossi - Fresh (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 232.70 Mb | 40:51 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Plus Loin Music (PL4576)

Mina Agossi's tenth album to date, looks back on her 20 year career by revisiting some of her original songs in new arrangements. Merging acoustic an electronic sounds around the heartbeat of the double bass, drums and percussion, fusing jazz and world music with the sensibilities of urban soul and rock, the album reveals more of Mina Agossi's Beninese roots in these inspired new adaptions of her songs. "Listening to Mina Agossi is like riding a motorbike through Paris, thrilling, beautiful and very bumpy. Don't expect to come out alive." - Jamie Cullum

Freddie Hubbard - High Energy / Liquid Love / Windjammer (2CD) (2012)

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Freddie Hubbard - High Energy / Liquid Love / Windjammer (2CD) (2012)

Freddie Hubbard - High Energy / Liquid Love / Windjammer (2CD) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 265.23 Mb (CD1) + 532.86 Mb (CD2) | 2:01:04 | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD1024)

Freddie Hubbard got a bad rap from jazz critics while at Columbia – most absolutely hated the music he made there because it indulged pop, soul, funk, and even disco abundantly. He got the last laugh, though. The critics were wrong. Great Britain's BGO offers proof in this two-disc set that contains Hubbard's first three Columbia albums from the mid-'70s: High Energy (1974), the provocatively titled Liquid Love (1975), and Windjammer (1976). Hubbard employed his own quintet on High Energy (something he couldn't do previously at CTI), which was comprised of Junior Cook, George Cables, Kent Brinkley, and Ralph Penland.

Shirley Horn - Ultimate Shirley Horn (Selected by Diana Krall) (1999)

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Shirley Horn - Ultimate Shirley Horn (Selected by Diana Krall) (1999)

Shirley Horn - Ultimate Shirley Horn (Selected by Diana Krall) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 342.92 Mb | 1:03:20 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Verve Records

Verve's Ultimate Shirley Horn may not live up to its billing, but the budget-priced collection is nevertheless a terrific introductory sampler. Diana Krall selected the 17 songs on the compilation; she also wrote the liner notes, and she has done an excellent job of summarizing Horn's latter-day recordings for Verve, which is when Horn truly began to hit her stride. Some may argue that a favorite or two are missing, but by and large, these 17 songs capture the essence of Horn, which is enough to make this a worthwhile sampler.