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Lars Gullin - 1953 Vol. 2: Modern Sounds (1993)

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Lars Gullin - 1953 Vol. 2: Modern Sounds (1993)

Lars Gullin - 1953 Vol. 2: Modern Sounds (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dragon Records (DRCD 234)

In the mid-1980s, the Swedish Dragon label came out with five LPs of music featuring the great Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin. The second volume, which has the earliest recordings in the batch, consists of performances that were either previously unreleased or quite obscure at the time. Gullin is heard in quartets and quintets, sometimes as a sideman, including a few very rare appearances on alto which, although worthy, show why he mostly stuck to baritone. The cool-toned bop, reminiscent but not derivative of Gerry Mulligan, should be of great interest to 1950s jazz collectors.

VA - The Hits of the Year 1953 (2022)

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VA - The Hits of the Year 1953 (2022)

VA - The Hits of the Year 1953 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 417 MB
2:15:34 | Pop, Jazz, Soul | Label: Musictales

This double CD contains 50 original recordings of the hits from 1953. The biggest hits of that year that accompanied us back then. Let these beautiful recordings take you back to the year 1953. The ideal gift for birthdays, silver and gold weddings or anniversaries.

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1988)

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1988)

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 197 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (D 100801)

This LP contains two broadcasts featuring Charlie Parker at Boston's Storyville club in 1953. one set finds him accompanied by the Red Garland Trio (two years before Garland became famous playing with Miles Davis) while the other one also features trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and a trio led by pianist Sir Charles Thompson. The recording quality is just so-so but Bird was in fine form for these sessions, playing hot versions of his usual repertoire.

Jo Stafford - Autumn in New York (1950) & Starring Jo Stafford (1953) [Reissue 1997]

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Jo Stafford - Autumn in New York (1950) & Starring Jo Stafford (1953) [Reissue 1997]

Jo Stafford - Autumn in New York (1950) & Starring Jo Stafford (1953) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 186 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (7243 8 59958 2 8)

Autumn in New York (1950). An early LP for Jo Stafford (and the LP format itself), 1950's Autumn in New York assembled a dozen standards set at ballad tempo and arranged with crying strings by Stafford's primary arranger (and husband), Paul Weston. Most of them were show tunes, some dating back to the '20s, and all seemed tailor-made for Stafford's sweet, pure tone and way with a lovelorn lyric. The title song and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" earned pride of place, but there simply wasn't a deficient tune in the bunch - "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Just One of Those Things" - and Stafford treated them all with the reverence and devotion they deserve…

Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

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Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vocalion (CDVS 1967)

Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time. His trademark "cascading strings" (or "tumbling strings") effect gave him an instantly recognizable sound, and his heavy reliance on the string section in general helped map out the blueprint for much of the light orchestral music that followed in his wake. His repertoire did feature original compositions, but was built chiefly on lush adaptations of familiar melodies: TV and movie themes, show tunes, pop hits (chiefly of the MOR variety), classical material, and the like…

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL CD 6085, A 30910)

"Delicado" (1953) presents love songs from South America, "Amour, Amor, Amore" (1955) presents love songs from the Continent, and together they prove that Percy Faith's music is romantic in any language!
Percy Faith was one of the most popular easy listening recording artists of the 1950s and '60s. Not only did he have a number of hit albums and singles under his own name, but Faith was responsible for arranging hits by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, and Burl Ives, among others, as the musical director for Columbia Records in the '50s.

George Lewis & His Ragtime Band - Hot Creole Jazz - 1953 (1991)

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George Lewis & His Ragtime Band - Hot Creole Jazz - 1953 (1991)

George Lewis & His Ragtime Band - Hot Creole Jazz - 1953 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 163 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (501005 2)

This album brings back into print-one of the most stimulating sessions of contemporary New Orleans music on record. Originally released on a 10" Jazzman LP (LP 331), Ice Cream, Down by the Riverside, Burgundy Street, When the Saints Go Marching In, Doctor Jazz and A Closer Walk with Thee were recorded in 1953.
Lewis and his men generate and communicate a remarkably unselfconscious-almost ingenuous-abandon in their playing. They are, to be sure, technically limited to begin with, but there is no faulting the wholeness, intensity and honesty of their emotions. The result is that the solos, though rough-edged, are a complete extension of the man into the horn; and the collective ensembles, while raggedy from a music critic's viewpoint, are totally of a piece in so far as these musicians' feelings about playing together are concerned…

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Pleyel Jazz Concert 1953 (1996) (Re-up)

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Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Pleyel Jazz Concert 1953 (1996) (Re-up)

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Pleyel Jazz Concert 1953 (1996)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG France (74321409392)

Dizzy Gillespie albums are sometimes criticized for being silly, never for lacking stamina. Pleyel Jazz Concert 1953 is no exception to this rule, though it would certainly be understandable if it were. The live recording, issued and repackaged at least three times since the late '90s, dates from a period when Gillespie was in Paris and as busy as God, as musicians like to say in reference to the deity, not the European noise music band. If datebooks kept by people nicknamed Dizzy are to be trusted, the bebop kingpin had during a previous 48-hour period cut albums for two different competing firms, one involving a string orchestra. About ten collections have been published involving this material. Meanwhile, his rhythm section cut an album on the same day of the Pleyel Concert Hall event, also reissued at least three times and representing the sole effort by pianist Wade Legge as a leader…

Stan Kenton - New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm (1953) [Reissue 1989]

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Stan Kenton - New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm (1953) [Reissue 1989]

Stan Kenton - New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm (1953) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Progressive Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Jazz (CDP 7 92865 2)

Stan Kenton's 1952 Orchestra was a very interesting transitional band, still performing some of the complex works of the prior Innovations orchestra but also starting to emphasize swing. This CD contains the rather pompous "Prologue" and Bill Holman's complex "Invention for Guitar and Trumpet" (starring guitarist Sal Salvador and trumpeter Maynard Ferguson) but also Gerry Mulligan's boppish "Young Blood" and Bill Russo's features for trumpeter Conte Candoli ("Portrait of a Count"), trombonist Frank Rosolino ("Frank Speaking") and altoist Lee Konitz ("My Lady").

Lee Konitz & The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)

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Lee Konitz & The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)

Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pacific Jazz/Capitol (CDP 7 46847 2)

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker despite its prolific recorded output and its impact on jazz and the American public lasted for less than one year. Ensconced as the house band at The Haig in Los Angeles and able to record at is own discretion for Pacific Jazz (as well as single sessions for two other labels), this revolutionary, pianoless quartet crafted its own repertoire and arrangements and built a solid, prolific legacy.
By January of 1953, when he recorded the tentette, Mulligan felt confident that his quartet was ready to record live at their Los Angeles home The Haig. Dick Bock started bringing down his portable tape recorder to capture the band for possible record releases. One night, Lee Konitz, who was then a member of the confining, pompous, ponderous Stan Kenton Orchestra, came to the club to sit in…