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Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

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Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

Chris Connor - A Jazz Date With Chris Connor (1958) + Chris Craft (1958)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Reissue 1994

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Cool | Label: Rhino/Atlantic | # R2 71747 | Time: 01:16:57

Two of singer Chris Connor's finest Atlantic albums are reissued in full on this single CD. The laid-back yet coolly emotional jazz singer is heard backed by top-notch rhythm sections (with either Ralph Sharon or Stan Free being the pianist/arranger) and occasional horns (trumpeter Joe Wilder, flutist Sam Most, tenors Al Cohn and Lucky Thompson, flutist Bobby Jaspar and Al Epstein on English horn and bass clarinet) adding some short solos. Connor (then around 30) was in her prime, and her renditions of such songs as "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Lonely Town," "I'm Shooting High," "Moonlight in Vermont," and even "Johnny One Note" are memorable and sometimes haunting.

Dave Brubeck - Lullabies (2020) {Verve}

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Dave Brubeck - Lullabies (2020) {Verve}

Dave Brubeck - Lullabies (2020) {Verve}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 145MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 103MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Cool

At 91 years old, Dave recorded peerless takes on best-known children's songs, beloved standards, and originals as a gift to his grandchildren and as his last studio recording. His playing, ingenuity and integrity, all hallmarks of great Brubeck recordings, are abundantly apparent on this album.

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

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VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Beechwood Music, Street Sounds | # SOUNDSCD2 | Time: 00:57:45
Bop, Swing, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Compiled by the man largely responsible for the 'acid jazz' movement [a tongue in cheek answer to 'acid house'!], Jazz Juice was Gilles Peterson's first series of compilations made when he was still in his early twenties. The selections across these eight volumes were lovingly compiled and came to represent what was to be a resurgence of interest in all things 'cool' in jazz in the eighties, when jazz was brought to the club dancefloors via DJ sets for the first time and lost Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, rare grooves and Blue Note releases were keenly revived. Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Sergio Mendes, Jon Hendricks, Marcos Valle, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, and more..

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 682 Mb | Scans included | 04:54:06
West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:15:42
Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.

Harry Allen, Mike Renzi - Rhode Island Is Famous for You (2019)

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Harry Allen, Mike Renzi - Rhode Island Is Famous for You (2019)

Harry Allen, Mike Renzi - Rhode Island Is Famous for You (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 401.49 Mb | 65:10 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA | Label: GAC Records - B07QW4FY42

Michael E. Renzi (born April 28, 1946) is an American composer, music director, pianist, and jazz musician. He was musical director for Peggy Lee and Mel Torme for over 25 years. He recorded Our First Christmas with singer Cynthia Crane and leads the Mike Renzi Trio.

Harry Allen - The Bloody Happy Song (2020)

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Harry Allen - The Bloody Happy Song (2020)

Harry Allen - The Bloody Happy Song (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 213.77 Mb | 45:18 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA | Label: GAC Records - B08FYSZP3V

Harry Allen (born October 12, 1966) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent able to play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, and Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton. He is best known for his work with John Colianni, Dori Caymmi, Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Paul Desmond - The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (7CD) (2020)

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Paul Desmond - The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (7CD) (2020)

Paul Desmond - The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (7CD) (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,04 Gb | 08:13:52 | Covers
Cool | Country: USA | Label: Mosaic Records - MD7-269

Paul Desmond was an artist who stood alone on the alto saxophone. His tone was light, but full. His improvisations were complex but always lyrical and direct. If Johnny Hodges was the seducer on alto, Desmond was the cool intellect always willing to engage all of your senses.

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Re-Up

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Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Re-Up

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.

Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

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Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Argo | # UCCC-9003 | Time: 00:40:03

During a career that spanned close to a half century, Art Farmer was well-known for his consistency as a soloist and a bandleader. This series of studio sessions from 1960, with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Tommy Williams, and drummer Albert Heathe, find the trumpeter in great form, with the usually impeccable accompaniment one expects from Flanagan. Many of the rich ballads featured, including "So Beats My Heart for You," "Goodbye Old Girl," and "Younger Than Springtime," have fallen out of favor in the early 21st century, but Farmer's impeccable performances of these chestnuts sound timeless. A slightly jaunty take of Benny Golson's "Out of the Past" and a spirited rendition of "The Best Thing for You Is Me" also merit attention.

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

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Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Universal | # 0602498148860 | Time: 01:01:21

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims were lifelong friends who were frequent collaborators both in the studios and in clubs. Cohn only led four recording sessions (two for tiny labels) during 1963-74; all featured Sims. For their Sonet date, Al and Zoot are joined by pianist Horace Parlan, bassist Hugo Rasmussen and drummer Sven Erik Norregaard and they perform three standards, two Cohn songs and Jimmy McGriff's "Motoring Along." Zoot plays some effective soprano on "Yardbird Suite." As usual the two saxophonists mutually inspire each other on the cool-toned but frequently-heated bop date.

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

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Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fantasy, Original Jazz Classics | # 3-227, OJCCD-950-2 | Time: 00:40:23
Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Latin Jazz

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader took a brief vacation from playing Afro-Cuban jazz to record this fine straight-ahead bop set. The 1956 LP matches Tjader with the underrated but always swinging pianist Gerald Wiggins, bassist Eugene Wright (shortly before he joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet), and drummer Bill Douglass. They perform four basic originals (two apiece by Wiggins and Wright) and five standards, including a swinging "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." On this date, more than almost any other one, Tjader displays his debt to Milt Jackson's style.

Bill Evans - The Paris Concert: Edition One & Edition Two (1979) 2CD Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Bill Evans - The Paris Concert: Edition One & Edition Two (1979) 2CD Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Bill Evans - The Paris Concert: Edition One & Edition Two (1979) 2CD Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 / 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 / 124 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Cool, Piano Jazz | Label: Elektra | # 7559-62606-2 / 7559-62607-2 | 00:54:53 / 00:48:26

The two LP editions recorded at this Paris concert were the last examples of Bill Evans' playing to be released at the time. With bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe La Barbera, Evans had one of the strongest trios of his career, as can be heard on such pieces as Edition One's "My Romance," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "Beautiful Love." The close communication between the players is reminiscent of Evans' 1961 unit with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Modern Jazz Quartet (1952) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:54
Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz | # SV-0111

This album is certain to be placed in the MJQ section of any shop that carries it. In reality though, only four of the cuts here feature the permanent, stand-alone, 1952-vintage Modern Jazz Quartet; the other eight having been done in the summer and fall of 1951, when they were still known as the Milt Jackson Quartet, with Jackson providing all of the original material. The differences are so subtle as to be indistinguishable – Milt Jackson and John Lewis are on every cut, while Al Johns subs for Kenny Clarke on drums, and Ray Brown precedes Percy Heath on four of the tracks. Clarke's drumming is more impressive in its quiet way, but Ray Brown's bass work is simpler and more forceful.

Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins - The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 561 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb | 02:11:38
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool, Modal Jazz | Label: Prestige | # 0888072314610

The Classic Prestige Sessions 1951-1956 collects all of the sides recorded by trumpeter Miles Davis and tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins for Prestige during their time together as young players in New York City. Both musicians were just past their formative years during this period, having broken free from the heavy sway of their bop elders – especially alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who appears here in several classic cuts originally released on Collector's Items. Both Davis and Rollins were expanding the bop mold and beginning to discover their own sound. Davis had already made his mark with the innovative West Coast jazz masterpiece Birth of the Cool and was further developing his romantic and cerebral minimalism. Similarly, Rollins was quickly becoming the heir to Parker's throne as the most searching and muscular saxophonist on the scene. The dichotomy of their sounds made Davis and Rollins a perfect rub as jazz partners and these recordings helped foreshadow and define such future jazz movements as hard bop, post-bop, and even free jazz.