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June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

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June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)

June Christy - June Christy Sings The Standards (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop, Cool | Label: EMI | # 7243 539399 2 2 | 01:05:53

This solid collection may strike June Christy fans as a little ironic because rather than stock her albums with standards the way that most of her peers did, the West Coast jazz vocalist was known for unearthing new and obscure songs. It's not that Christy neglected standards (in fact she recorded dozens of them over her 12-year run with Capitol Records), it's just that one gets the feeling that when she sang something like "I'm Glad There Is You" it was because she had something fresh or unique to bring to it. And she does put her own personal and idiosyncratic stamp on 20 of the songs here while two tunes haven't been recorded enough to become standards (the undeservedly obscure "Cry Like the Wind" and the swing-era novelty "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon"). So, when you add the song selection to the fact that this disc features the vocalist in orchestral, small-group jazz and big-band settings, the disc not only offers a much more complete portrait of the artist than the title suggests, but this is also one of the strongest entries in EMI's Sings the Standards series.

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805]

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Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805]

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 805 | ~ 238 or 102 Mb | Scans Included
Bop, Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period…

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

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Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD
'Blue Saxophones', 'Soulville', 'The Soul Of Ben Webster', selections from 'Sophisticated Lady'

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 847 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 02:36:41
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Swing | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC 1038

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Ben Webster albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Blue Saxophones'… Take the Oscar Peterson Trio with Alvin Stoller on drums, add two of the greatest tenor saxophonists who ever lived, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and voila… you have Blue Saxophones! Two masters together in 1957, one (Hawkins) a huge influence on the other (Webster), but now, both very much their own men. As the final paragraph of Charles Fox's liner notes attests 'This is tenor playing in the grandest of manners, unashamedly romantic, even sensuous, with both musicians constructing their solos firmly and audaciously'. 'Soulville'… Ben is once again joined by the Oscar Peterson Trio for another 1957 date. This time sitting in on drums is Stan Levey, in Bens own words 'he's improved since I heard him on the Street years ago.' Ben of course is a huge fan of Peterson…..'the guy can play a lot as a soloist but when it comes time for you to play a solo, he plays for you'. 'The Soul Of Ben Webster'… Here we find Ben joined by fellow tenor man Harold Ashby alongside among others Art Farmer on trumpet and Jimmy Jones on piano in a 1958 blowing date.

Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

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Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:40:16
Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 833

The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Osie Johnson. Although the eight selections (none of which caught on as standards) had all been written recently and sometimes display the influence of bossa nova, the quiet performances could pass for 1954 rather than 1964. The cool-toned improvisations and boppish playing have a timeless quality about them although for the time period aspects of this music already sounded a bit old-fashioned.

The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [DCC, GZS-1063]

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The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [DCC, GZS-1063]

The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
DCC, GZS-1063 | ~ 237 or 111 Mb | Scans
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop

Workin' is the third in a series of four featuring the classic Miles Davis Quintet: Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Like its predecessors Cookin' and Relaxin', Workin' is the product of not one – as mythology would claim – but two massively productive recording sessions in May and October of 1956, respectively…

Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (1989) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 510 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bossa Nova | Label: PolyGram/Verve | # 823 611-2 | Time: 03:40:46

This five-LP box set (which has been reissued on CD) contains nearly all of Stan Getz's classic bossa nova sessions, five wonderful yet diverse LPs (Jazz Samba, Big Band Bossa Nova, Jazz Samba Encore, Stan Getz/Laurindo Almedia, and Getz/Gilberto). The cool-toned tenor is heard on his groundbreaking collaboration with guitarist Charlie Byrd (which resulted in the best-selling "Desafinado"), is showcased with a big band arranged by Gary McFarland (introducing "No More Blues" and "One Note Samba"), stars in recordings with guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Luiz Bonfa, and is heard at the famous meeting with composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitarist João Gilberto, and singer Astrud Gilberto, which resulted in the major hit "The Girl From Ipanema." This essential set finishes off with three previously unissued performances from a 1964 Carnegie Hall Concert, concluding with a remake of "The Girl From Ipanema." These recordings stand as proof that it is possible for good music to sell.

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

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Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)

Dave Brubeck Trio - Live From Vienna 1967 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 221 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 97 Mb | 00:41:35
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: Brubeck Editions

The Dave Brubeck Quartet suddenly became a Trio for this Vienna concert when, after the previous evening's concert in Hamburg, Paul Desmond went out and never made his plane to Austria. While Paul's lyricism was missed, Dave, Gene, and Joe's playing was incredibly strong, high energy & swinging. To the Brubeck family's knowledge, this is the only recording of Dave, Gene & Joe as a Trio.

Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue: Live At Le Petit Opportun 1989 (2021)

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Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue: Live At Le Petit Opportun 1989 (2021)

Barney Wilen - La Note Bleue: Live At Le Petit Opportun 1989 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 268 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:52:11
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Elemental Music

A previously unissued 1989 Radio France live broadcast by the Barney Wilen Quartet. Recorded on September 27, 1989 at the Parisian jazz club Le Petit Opportun, the broadcast features Wilen offering fresh new interpretations of songs from La Note Bleue. It is issued here thanks to the collaboration of the INA (Institute National de l`Audiovisuel). Wilen is backed here by Jacky Terrasson on piano, Gilles Naturel on double-bass, and Peter Gritz on drums.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone with the Wind: Live at the Newport Jazz Festival (2021)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone with the Wind: Live at the Newport Jazz Festival (2021)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone with the Wind: Live at the Newport Jazz Festival (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 374 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:30
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: Sounds of Yester Year

The Dave Brubeck Quartet was always a popular addition to the many internationally famous Jazz Musicians who appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. Over time Brubeck made a number of appearances and These recordings date from concerts which were performed in front of a rapturous audiences in Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island on the 17th July 1955, 3rd of July 1958, 5th July 1959 and 7th July 1963. In the 1950s Brubeck was considered the darling of the “Cocktail Set” and no soiree was deemed complete without a background of his innovative interpretations of topical jazz themes and time signatures as evidenced in his most popular recording “Take Five”.

The Bill Evans Trio - "Live" (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1995

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The Bill Evans Trio - "Live" (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1995

The Bill Evans Trio - "Live" (1971) Japanese Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Piano Jazz, Cool, Post-Bop | Label: Verve | # POCJ-9136 | Time: 00:49:22

Originally released in 1971, Trio Live is a concert album featuring pianist Bill Evans and his trio performing at the Trident Club in Sausalito, California in 1964. Backing Evans at this time were bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Larry Bunker. This is laid-back date that finds Evans delving into a handful of jazz standards including such songs as "Someday My Prince Will Come," "How My Heart Sings," "What Kind of Fool Am I?", and others. Although by no means an essential release, ardent Evans fans will definitely want to check this out.

Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005

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Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005

Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Interface/Columbia/Jroom Jazz | # COCB-53476 | 00:43:36

This lesser-known set, released by several Japanese labels including a 1991 CD issue by Denon, features flugelhornist Art Farmer with pianist Masahiko Satoh (doubling on electric piano), bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette and a 14-piece string section arranged and conducted by Satoh. Despite its initial release in Japan, the music was actually recorded in New York City. Farmer is in excellent form on the seven modern jazz originals, most of which are given fresh treatments. The arrangements are fine, and Farmer is up to the task of carrying the main load on such songs as "Nica's Dream," "Blue In Green," "Maiden Voyage" and "Naima".

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)

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The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Contemporary/Victor | # VDJ-1172 | Time: 00:47:34

This is one of the better Art Farmer recordings of the 1980s, which is saying a great deal, for the flugelhornist is among the most consistent of all jazz musicians. The two ballads that open and close this set ("Blame It on My Youth" and "I'll Be Around") give Farmer an opportunity to display his warm and attractive sound (with fine support from pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis), while the other five pieces (Benny Carter's "Summer Serenade" and more obscure material) add the great tenor saxophonist (and so-so soprano player) Clifford Jordan to the group. It's an enjoyable and very successful outing.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Bobby Short - Live at the Cafe Carlyle (1974) [MFSL, UDCD 589]

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Bobby Short - Live at the Cafe Carlyle (1974) [MFSL, UDCD 589]

Bobby Short - Live at the Cafe Carlyle (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 589 | ~ 412 or 179 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Blues, Cool Jazz, Vocal

After springing for three double-LP songbook albums in three years devoted to Cole Porter, Noël Coward, and George Gershwin, Atlantic Records tracked Bobby Short to his lair for a fourth two-disc collection in December 1973, setting up recording equipment in the tiny confines of the Cafe Carlyle where Short had maintained a permanent residency since 1968. There, over two nights, the tapes picked up a typical selection of standards by Porter, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, and other interwar songwriting masters, plus some more recent material, played by Short's piano trio, which also featured Beverly Peer on bass and Richard Sheridan on drums…

Miles Davis - The Musings of Miles (1955) [DCC, GZS-1106]

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Miles Davis - The Musings of Miles (1955) [DCC, GZS-1106]

Miles Davis - The Musings of Miles (1955)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | DCC, GZS-1106 | ~ 146 or 84 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this date, a Prestige set reissued by the audiophile label DCC Compact Classics…