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VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)

Posted By: delpotro
VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)

VA - Masterpieces Of Jazz (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 382 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 287 Mb | 02:03:10
Jazz, Swing, Bop | Label: Delta Music

2 CD, 36 tracks including gems from Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and many more!

VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988) [Re-Up]

VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classic Jazz, Swing | Label: Bluebird/RCA/BMG | # 6757-2-RB | Time: 01:07:07

This exciting CD has 20 diverse performances that were originally produced by Leonard Feather for the Victor label during 1946-47. The first eight selections feature various versions of Esquire's All-American Award Winners and have some unique combinations of musicians. "Long Long Journey" was the first record to match together Duke Ellington (who verbally introduces the song) and Louis Armstrong, and on "Snafu" Armstrong takes a surprisingly modern solo that hints at bebop. Trumpeter Charlie Shavers creates a remarkable improvisation on "The One That Got Away," ltoist Johnny Hodges plays beautifully on "Gone with the Wind" and other key players include tenor saxophonist Don Byas, trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist J.J. Johnson and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. In addition, there are selections featuring trombonist Jack Teagarden, the 52nd Street All-Stars (with Shavers, Hawkins and tenorman Allan Eager), the tenor of Lucky Thompson, trumpeter Neal Hefti, altoist Benny Carter, singer Mildred Bailey and solo piano records by Art Tatum and Erroll Garner. The mid-to-late '40s were a particularly rich period for jazz and this highly recommended CD is filled with gems.

Pete Brown - The Chronological Pete Brown 1942-1945 (1998)

Posted By: Designol
Pete Brown - The Chronological Pete Brown 1942-1945 (1998)

Pete Brown - The Chronological Pete Brown 1942-1945 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:12:50
Classic Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz Blues | Label: Classics | # 1029

Alto saxophonist Pete Brown has been showing up on Keynote and Savoy reissues for years, but seldom if ever has there been an entire package devoted to recordings made under his name. The Classics Chronological series has accomplished many impressive feats, but this disc deserves special attention. Brown brought excitement and sonic ballast to nearly every band he ever sat in with. His works with John Kirby and especially Frankie Newton are satisfying, but this CD contains the very heart of Brown's artistry. It opens with "Cannon Ball," a boogie-woogie from 1942 sung by Nora Lee King. This relatively rare Decca recording features Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Hamilton, and Sammy Price, the pianist with whom Brown would make outstanding music a bit further on down the road. Similarly rare and even more captivating are two extended jams recorded in Chicago in April of 1944. Brown's quartet on this date consisted of electrically amplified guitarist Jim Daddy Walker, bassist John Levy, and drummer Eddie Nicholson.