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Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]

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Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]

Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (OJCCD-1106-2 (F-8068)

Mary Stallings was just 22 at the time this album, her first, was cut in 1961. Fortunately, she was teamed up with a group of top professionals led by vibist Cal Tjader. She also sticks with mostly tried and true material, with Duke Ellington's songs getting a big play. Tjader is not a virtuoso on the vibes, but has made a name for himself because of his attachment to Latin rhythms. With no such music on this album, Tjader's playing seems somewhat stiff at times, particularly on ballads and slow blues. However, alternating pianists Lonnie Hewitt and Clare Fischer get with the program to give Stallings the backing she needs. The vibes player also loosens up on up-tempo tunes like "It Ain't Necessarily So." The singer has a powerful voice with a straight from the shoulder, no holds barred delivery…

Jesse Kalima - Jess Uke (vinyl rip) (1962) {197x Lehua}

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Jesse Kalima - Jess Uke (vinyl rip) (1962) {197x Lehua}

Jesse Kalima - Jess Uke (vinyl rip) (1962) {197x Lehua}
Vinyl Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 171 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 62 mb
Genre: Hawaiian

Jess Uke is a 1962 album by ukulele player Jesse Kalima. Originally released on the Sounds Of Hawaii label, this comes from a pressing released by Lehua Records sometime in the 1970's. This is a vinyl rip.

Scrapper Blackwell - Mr. Scrapper's Blues (1962) [Reissue 2001]

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Scrapper Blackwell - Mr. Scrapper's Blues (1962) [Reissue 2001]

Scrapper Blackwell - Mr. Scrapper's Blues (1962) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 152 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Piedmont Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville Records (OBCCD-594-2 (BV-1047))

Blackwell, it's not always remembered, was rediscovered in the late 1950s, though he didn't have much chance to make a new career out of the blues revival before his death a few years later. He performs well, but not wonderfully, on this July 1961 session in Indianapolis, accompanied only by his guitar (although he uses piano on one song, "Little Girl Blues"). His guitar playing is in better shape than his vocals, and, in fact, his instrumental work is sparkling on tunes like "Blues Before Sunrise," where the pacing and alternation of chords and single-note runs is immaculate. The instrumental "'A' Blues" is also a standout in its tradeoffs between high and low notes. It's mostly blues of a slow and deliberate, if varied, pace, though "Little Boy Blues" picks up the mood into a charging, swinging rhythm.

Masako - s/t (vinyl rip) (1962) {201x Mahalo}

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Masako - s/t (vinyl rip) (1962) {201x Mahalo}

Masako - s/t (vinyl rip) (1962) {201x Mahalo}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 221 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: R&B, jazz, vocal jazz

Darlene Yoshimoto was a Japanese singer from Honolulu who was a member of an R&B group with Teddy Tanaka but also released a few songs on her own. After Hawaii's statehood in 1959, she looked forward to being a teen sensation but wanted to show maturity so she made music that represented vocal jazz/pop jazz. She released a full album on the Mahalo company and had intentions of becoming a success not only as a singer but also an actress. This unofficial compilation made sometime in the 2010's opens with two songs she did with Tanaka and ends with two songs from the mid-1960's, which lead to ending her singing career. But the full-length album she did in 1962 is quite good and remains unreleased on CD so this is a vinyl rip.

Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Roland Kirk - Domino (1962) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 547 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (543 833-2)

The expanding musical universe of Rahsaan Roland Kirk continues its orbit on Domino. While always true to his exceptional talents, Kirk's previous efforts are somewhat derivative when compared to his later and more aggressive sound. On Domino, the genesis of his more assertive presence is thoroughly evident. Additionally, this disc features several impressive originals, as well as the most distinctly branded cover tunes to date, including the intense bop of the title track. As evidenced throughout the album, Kirk's compositions are becoming denser and more involved. "Meeting on Termini's Corner" - an ode to the legendary Five Spot club - mimics the off-kilter rhythms of Thelonious Monk. The tenor sax solo that rises through his multi-instrumentation is stunning…

Walt Dickerson - Relativity (1962) [Reissue 1995]

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Walt Dickerson - Relativity (1962) [Reissue 1995]

Walt Dickerson - Relativity (1962) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 188 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige/New Jazz Records (OJCCD-1867-2 (NJ-8275))

Largely continuing the blueprint of A Sense of Direction, Relativity finds Walt Dickerson mixing standards with adventurous yet upbeat originals. This time around, though, there's a subtext to Dickerson's standards selection: all three - "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I Can't Get Started," and "Autumn in New York" - had been previously recorded by Milt Jackson, which invited explicit comparisons and gave Dickerson a chance to show off how distinctive and pioneering his Coltrane-influenced approach to vibes really was. As for his originals, Dickerson is once again in a good mood, offering bursts of up-tempo energy in "Steppin' Out" and the title track, as well as a playfully swinging tribute to his eight-year-old sister titled "Sugar Lump"…

Mantovani - Oliver! / Stop the World I Want to Get Off (1962) & The Greatest Gift Is Love (1975) [Reissue 2006]

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Mantovani - Oliver! / Stop the World I Want to Get Off (1962) & The Greatest Gift Is Love (1975) [Reissue 2006]

Mantovani - Oliver! / Stop the World I Want to Get Off (1962) & The Greatest Gift Is Love (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 340 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vocalion (CDLK 4324)

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. Starting his career in the '20s, Mantovani was very much a product of the recording age: he focused almost entirely on recording, instead of live performance…

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova Vols.1 & 2 (2013)

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Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova Vols.1 & 2 (2013)

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova Vols.1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
American Jazz Classics, A 99063 | ~ 467 or 185 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Bossa Nova

Two wonderful LPs presenting Zoot Sims playing bossa nova songs, as well as jazz standards in a bossa nova mood arranged by Manny Albam and Al Cohn: New Beat Bossa Nova (Colpix SCP435), and its sequel, New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 (Colpix SCP437). Recorded in 1962, these were among the first albums to combine bossa nova and jazz…

Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces [Recorded 1962] (2004)

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Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces [Recorded 1962] (2004)

Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pisces [Recorded 1962] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-1104-2)

When Johnny Griffin and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis entered a New York studio with producer Orrin Keepnews on May 3, 1962, they did some things that were unusual for the two-tenor team. They played mostly ballads, they didn't engage in any tenor battles and - most surprising of all - they didn't perform together on any of the tunes. Griffin was featured on four songs, Davis on another four. The same rhythm section - Horace Parlan, bassist Buddy Catlett and drummer Art Taylor - was always present, but Parlan played piano on the songs featuring Griffin and celeste on the songs featuring Davis. For whatever reason, the performances remained in the can for 42 years; they weren't even mastered until 1966, and they finally saw the light of day when Fantasy released Pisces in 2004…

James Brown - Live at The Apollo (1962) [MFSL, UDCD 583] Re-up

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James Brown - Live at The Apollo (1962) [MFSL, UDCD 583] Re-up

James Brown - Live at The Apollo (1962)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 583 | ~ 181 or 78 Mb | Scans Included
Rhythm & Blues, Soul

An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket…

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1962) Re-up

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Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1962) Re-up

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1962)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Columbia, CD 32001 | ~ 187 or 87 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 57 Mb
Folk Rock

Bob Dylan's first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist's own subsequent efforts…

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1962) [Reissue 1987]

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John Coltrane - Coltrane (1962) [Reissue 1987]

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1962) [Reissue 1987]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Impulse!/MCA Records (254 609-2)

Considered by many to be his finest single album, Coltrane finds John Coltrane displaying all of the exciting elements that sparked brilliance and allowed his fully formed instrumental voice to shine through in the most illuminating manner. On tenor saxophone, he's simply masterful, offering the burgeoning sheets of sound philosophy into endless weavings of melodic and tuneful displays of inventive, thoughtful, driven phrases. Coltrane also plays a bit of soprano saxophone as a primer for his more exploratory work to follow. Meanwhile, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, and especially the stellar McCoy Tyner have integrated their passionate dynamics into the inner whole of the quartet…

Billy Mitchell - This Is Billy Mitchell (1962) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Billy Mitchell - This Is Billy Mitchell (1962) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Billy Mitchell - This Is Billy Mitchell (1962) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 245 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: jazz

This Is Billy Mitchell is a 1962 album by Billy Mitchell recorded in Chicago and released on the Smash label. The album also features Otis Finch, Herman Wright, Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, Dave Burns, Bobby Hutcherson, and Billy Wallace. This is from a CD released in 2003 by Verve Music Group.

Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 210 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.31 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
World Pacific, ST-1416 | Hindustani, Indian Classical

First released in 1961, Improvisations features some ahead-of-the-curve jazz-Indian fusion, thanks to Ravi Shankar's collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and saxophonist Bud Shank. The album also includes Shankar's improvisations on the theme he wrote for the film "Pather Panchali," by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, as well as the three-part "Raga Rageshri." A visionary recording…

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…