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Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]

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Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-167-2 (C-7555))

Benny Carter had already been a major jazz musician for nearly 30 years when he recorded this particularly strong septet session for Contemporary. With notable contributions from tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trombonist Frank Rosolino and guitarist Barney Kessel, Carter (who plays a bit of trumpet on "How Can You Lose") is in superb form on a set of five standards and two of his originals. This timeless music is beyond the simple categories of "swing" or "bop" and should just be called "classic."

Perez Prado and His Orchestra - "Prez" (1958) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

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Perez Prado and His Orchestra - "Prez" (1958) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Perez Prado - Prez (1958) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 282 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Mambo, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Music (74321 26052 2)

Prez was the album that brought Perez Prado, the King of the Mambo, into the American mainstream. Here he rearranged pop hits to fit the Latin dance idiom, adding a few genuine mambos for good measure. Though the album wasn't pure mambo, it was simply delightful music and it illustrated how to bring world music to a broader, popular audience.

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige (OJCCD-1734-2 (P-7116))

Even with Phil Woods standing out, the "four altos" on this jam session all sound pretty similar. Few listeners will be able to consistently pick out which solos are by Gene Quill and which by Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein or Woods. The solos (and the backup of pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Louis Hayes) are generally hard-swinging and well-played, but the strong influence of Charlie Parker makes all of the altoists sound alike.

Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Wilbur Harden - Jazz Way Out (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 67 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Savoy Jazz (SV-0122)

The presence of John Coltrane on this 1958 Savoy release is its obvious drawing card, but in fact there are impressive contributions from all hands. Leader Wilbur Harden left the jazz scene by the early '60s, which is a pity. He was a player with fresh ideas and an engaging command of his trumpet's and flügelhorn's middle register. The sextet heard on this date performs two Harden compositions and one by the group's trombonist, Curtis Fuller, for a skimpy total running time of 29 minutes. The "way out" reference in the title is misleading. There are traces of exotic Asian and African influences, but they never overpower what is essentially an intelligent, straight-ahead, hard bop date. At the time of this release, Coltrane had been recording as a leader and sideman for Prestige and was on his second tour of duty with Miles Davis, whose group was on the verge of recording Kind of Blue…

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib (1958) [Reissue 1998]

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Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib (1958) [Reissue 1998]

Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib (1958) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 520 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 4 97367 2 6)

Recorded in 1957, Sonny's Crib features a front line of Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. Truly still a bebop recording, done a full year before the landmark Cool Struttin' session, nonetheless the set produced some awesome readings of classic tunes, like the opener, "With a Song in My Heart," with one of the knottiest Byrd solos ever. As Chambers and Taylor up the rhythmic ante and Clark comps with enormous chords in the background, the entire line solos, but it is Byrd's that is stunning in its complexity - though Coltrane could play bebop as well as anybody…

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [DCC, GZS-1046]

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John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [DCC, GZS-1046]

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | DCC, GZS-1046 | ~ 200 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

In addition to being bandmates within Miles Davis' mid-'50s quintet, John Coltrane (tenor sax) and Red Garland (piano) head up a session featuring members from a concurrent version of the Red Garland Trio: Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). This was the second date to feature the core of this band. A month earlier, several sides were cut that would end up on Coltrane's Lush Life album…

Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]

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Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]

Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 336 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (5 MB)
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7243 8 32093 2 3)

As Dizzy Reece's first album for Blue Note, Blues in Trinity goes a long way to establish the trumpeter's signature sound. Reece doesn't take chances stylistically; he prefers to stay within the confines of hard bop. Nevertheless, he has a bold, forceful sound that simply burns with passion. Even on slower numbers, there's a fire to his playing that keeps Blues in Trinity from being predictable. The high quality of the album is even more impressive given the recording circumstances. The English-based Reece was playing in Paris at the time, and he assembled a sextet featuring the vacationing British musicians Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) and Terry Shannon (piano), visiting American stars Donald Byrd (trumpet) and Art Taylor (drums), and Canadian bassist Lloyd Thompson, who was playing in Paris with Zoot Sims…

The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (1958) [Reissue 1994]

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The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (1958) [Reissue 1994]

The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (1958) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Cool Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (OJCCD-235-2 (F-3257))

This is one of pianist Vince Guaraldi's better sets. Showcased in a San Francisco-based trio with guitarist Eddie Duran and bassist Dean Reilly, Guaraldi plays seven standards plus his own "Like a Mighty Rose" tastefully and with light swing, making this a program that is equally successful as both cool jazz and background music.

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]

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Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Mighty Quinn (MQP1103)

Pepper Adams was one of the greatest jazz baritone saxophonists of all time. During a time when Gerry Mulligan's cool-toned baritone was very influential, Adams rose to prominence with a harder and bigger sound, much more hard bop than cool. This relatively obscure release, originally an LP for the World Pacific label, finds the baritonist in Los Angeles matching his hard-driving style with several players identified with West Coast cool jazz. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, who is on every selection but "Blackout Blues" and "Four Funky People," has a tone closer to Chet Baker than to Donald Byrd, but fits in well with Adams. The rhythm section is mostly laid-back and quiet but swinging…

Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]

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Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]

Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 164 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-812-2 (RLP-275))

The release of this recording must have surprised most jazz listeners at the time, for trumpeter Kenny Dorham sings on all ten selections. He had never hinted at any desire to sing previously (although he had sung a blues regularly with Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra in the 1940s) and, as it turned out, this was his one and only vocal album; the sales were probably quite a bit less than Chet Baker's records of the period. Dorham had an OK voice, musical if not memorable, but the arrangements for these selections (which utilize his trumpet and Curtis Fuller's trombone, both of which are muted all the time) are inventive and pleasing. The supportive rhythm section is also an asset; pianist Cedar Walton made his recording debut on this album, which is a historical curiosity.

Hampton Hawes - The Sermon [Recorded 1958] (2002)

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Hampton Hawes - The Sermon [Recorded 1958] (2002)

Hampton Hawes - The Sermon [Recorded 1958] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-1067-2 (C-7653))

This set was pianist Hampton Hawes' last before he started what would be five years in prison on drug charges. He had been arrested 11 days before and ironically chose to record a set of spirituals (plus a blues) as he awaited trial. Not released until 1987, the music (played with bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Stan Levey) is full of intense emotion, strong melodies and a little more variety than one might expect. Hawes' treatments of such tunes as "Down By the Riverside," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho" are quite haunting.

Jimmy Rushing - Rushing Lullabies (1958) & Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass (1960) [Reissue 1997]

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Jimmy Rushing - Rushing Lullabies (1958) & Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass (1960) [Reissue 1997]

Jimmy Rushing - Rushing Lullabies (1958) & Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass (1960) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 509 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Jazz Blues, Jump Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 65118)

Although named after a former LP, this CD actually contains the complete contents of two albums (the other one was called Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass) plus a brief previously unreleased number. Known for his renditions of swing-oriented blues, but also quite effective on ballads and jump standards, the great singer is featured with a big band (which has solo space for many musicians, including tenors Buddy Tate and Coleman Hawkins, trumpeter Buck Clayton, and trombonist Dicky Wells) and a sextet with Tate, organist Sir Charles Thompson, and pianist Ray Bryant. These were two of Rushing's better sets from the 1950s, and he is heard throughout the mostly veteran tunes in top form. Highlights include "I'm Coming Virginia," "Mister Five by Five," "When You're Smiling," "Good Rockin' Tonight," and "Russian Lullaby."

Tommy Flanagan With The Wilbur Harden Quartet Plays The Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein (1958) Expanded Reissue 1990

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Tommy Flanagan With The Wilbur Harden Quartet Plays The Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein (1958) Expanded Reissue 1990

Tommy Flanagan With The Wilbur Harden Quartet
Plays The Music Of Rodgers & Hammerstein (1958)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Mainstream jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz | # ZDS 4429 | Time: 00:47:39

This CD reissue (put out in 1990) may be hard to find, now that Savoy has been sold to the Japanese Denon label. Originally issued under flugelhornist Wilbur Harden's name, the 1958 quartet (which also includes pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Granville T. Hogan) performs nine Rodgers & Hammerstein songs mostly taken from The King and I, plus a reprise and an alternate take of "Hello Young Lovers." The interpretations are tasteful yet swinging, and include such familiar tunes as "Getting to Know You" and "We Kiss In a Shadow," along with some obscurities. Enjoyable music.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958) & Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 2013]

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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958) & Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 2013]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958) & Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 616 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 235 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Not Now Music (NOT2CD502)

Ella Swings Lightly is a 1958 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, recorded with the Marty Paich Dek-tette. Ella also worked with Marty Paich on her 1967 album Whisper Not. The album features a typical selection of jazz standards from this era, songs from musicals like Frank Loesser's If I Were a Bell, and a famous jazz instrumental vocalised by Ella, Roy Eldridge's Little Jazz. This album won Ella the 1960 Grammy award for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo…

Charlie Parker - Swedish Schnapps + The Great Quintet Sessions 1949-51 (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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Charlie Parker - Swedish Schnapps + The Great Quintet Sessions 1949-51 (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Charlie Parker - Swedish Schnapps + The Great Quintet Sessions 1949-51 (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (849 393-2)

Musicians like to observe that for all his notoriety as the wellspring of bebop, Charlie "Bird" Parker's music was loaded with the blues. Swedish Schnapps is as good a place as any to make that connection with Parker's music, including as it does two of his most enduring bop heads based on the blues, "Au Privave" and "Blues For Alice." While you wouldn't mistake either composition for a Muddy Waters tune, both relate Bird's off-kilter accents and serpentine melodicism at walking tempos that let you hear what's actually going by, instead of leaving you astonished but bemused. To really drive the point home, there's "K.C. Blues," which finds the altoist at his hollerin' best, and "Lover Man," certainly one of the bluesiest 32-bar standards around.