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Jay Magliori & Dick Twardzik - Jazz Workshop Quintet (2020)

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Jay Magliori & Dick Twardzik - Jazz Workshop Quintet (2020)

Jay Magliori & Dick Twardzik - Jazz Workshop Quintet (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 148 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:28
Jazz, Cool | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Harvard WHRB radio station has been on the air for nearly 80 years. In the 1940s, it transmitted to Harvard dormitories only. In the 1950s, the station obtained an FM license and become the first source for exciting, entertaining, classical music, jazz, news, and sports broadcasts to the entire Boston area. Harvard Radio’s daily broadcast explored a great repertoire of music left largely untouched by other commercial stations.

Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Label: Roulette Jazz/EMI | # 7243 5 81829 2 7 | Time: 00:43:25
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz

The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 was the first album trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker recorded upon returning to the United States in 1964. Jazz had undergone a radical development post-1963 with artists such as John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter beginning to focus on complex harmonic explorations over pretty melody. Having spent the prior three years in Europe, falling deeper into heroin addiction, Baker found himself a pleasant, if somewhat forgotten, anachronism of the previous decade. Consequently, the icon of '50s cool attempted to reinvigorate his career and showcase his musical growth by enlisting the sensitive piano chops of Hal Galper and old collaborator tenor saxophonist Phil Urso. The new sideman, combined with a heavy dose of Tadd Dameron's compositions, gave Baker a more muscular edge that rubbed nicely with his trademark lyricism updating his sound for the hard bop '60s – a decade that would end, however, with Baker losing his teeth and falling into obscurity.

Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

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Miles Davis - The Real... Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Miles Davis - The Real… Miles Davis, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 03:26:47
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88697915492

The three-disc anthology The Real…Miles Davis: The Ultimate Miles Davis Collection brings together tracks the legendary trumpeter recorded for Columbia during the '50s and '60s. These are some of Davis' best-known and most influential recordings when he was at the height of his pre-fusion, modern jazz career. Included are such cuts as "So What," "I Thought About You," "Stella by Starlight," "Milestones," and more.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutTakes (2020)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutTakes (2020)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time OutTakes (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | Covers included | 00:43:55
Jazz, Cool | Label: Brubeck Editions

Previously Unreleased Takes from the Original 1959 Sessions.

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

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VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 470 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: Delta/LaserLight | # 55 605 | Time: 03:20:05
Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Post Bop, West Coast Jazz

Back in the late 1960s, Solid State put out four LPs in their series Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon. The five titles with Dizzy Gillespie have been more recently reissued on a two-CD Blue Note set titled Live at the Village Vanguard. Laserlight improves upon the packaging by including two additional titles (from Vol. 3) on their first two CDs; unfortunately, the two lengthy songs ("Satin Doll" and "Straight No Chaser") from a Harry "Sweets" Edison date that comprised Vol. 4 remain out of print. The first disc of this three-CD set has a very interesting, if sometimes erratic date matching Gillespie with violinist Ray Nance (sometimes replaced by trombonist Garnett Brown), baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Richard Davis, and either Mel Lewis or Elvin Jones on drums. Nance's violin playing is adventurous and eccentric, and there are some loose moments, but Dizzy holds the music together and Pepper Adams is in top form.

Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs

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Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs

Mel Powell - Four Classic Albums Plus (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 766 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Cool, Piano Jazz | Label: Avid | # AMSC1063 | Time: 02:38:58

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Mel Powell plus albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Borderline'; 'Thigamagig'; 'Mel Powell Out On A Limb'; 'Bandstand'; All the jazz tracks from 'Mel Powell Septet' and the E.P. 'Classics In Jazz.' Early 1950's recordings from pianist Mel Powell….'one of the first musicians to make the transition from swing to serious composition without losing his mastery of either idiom'. An extremely busy musician, composer and arranger Powell was a mere sixteen years old when he replaced Teddy Wilson in the Benny Goodman Band during the early forties. For two years his piano playing and arranging dominated the Goodman band until he was drafted in 1943 and became a member of the Glenn Miller Air Force Band. After Millers death in 1945 Powell became the band leader and chief arranger. He then went on to study composition at Yale University removing himself almost entirely from the jazz scene (with the occasional exception of the odd gig with Goodman). But now he's back!

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

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Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD 2169-2 | 01:09:19

A little less than eight years after it occurred, Concord Records issued this concert, originally broadcast on German radio, from Gerry Mulligan's last European tour, performed less than a year before his death. Mulligan appears with his regular band of the time – pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Ron Vincent – playing a group of originals that serve as springboards for his lyrical style of baritone saxophone playing. The group, which had been together for several years at this point, plays smoothly, offering excellent support to the leader. A special treat is the final track, a version of "These Foolish Things" on which Mulligan duets with guest star Dave Brubeck. The album demonstrates that, in his maturity, Mulligan continued to live up to the standards he had set for himself across a career stretching back 45 years. There are no real revelations this late in the game, but Mulligan and the band play with the assurance of veterans.

Zoot Sims - Tenorly (1993)

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Zoot Sims - Tenorly (1993)

Zoot Sims - Tenorly (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Disques Vogue, 74321134132 | ~ 353 or 154 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 3.45 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Cool

~ Recorded in Paris on June 16, 1950 & September 18, 1953 ~

Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

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Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Art Pepper & Duke Jordan - In Copenhagen 1981 (1981) 2 CDs, Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Galaxy/Ace/ZYX | # 2GCD-8201-2 | Time: 02:25:23

This was the first and last time Pepper worked with Jordan, and came about as a result of Pepper's usual pianist, George Cables, being unable to make the dates at Club Montmartre in Copenhagen. To Pepper's dismay, Danmarks Radio decided to record the first gig of the Montmartre series. Pepper need not have worried – the show was a rousing success, with the band tackling a set of standards (and a couple of Pepper originals) with such verve and determination that relatively simple tunes turned into astounding solo workouts (there are several drum and bass solos to be heard on this record), the amazing highlight of which is a shot at "Besame Mucho" that rounds out to twenty-two minutes. Art Pepper was in the process of dying at the time this recording was made, but there's no lack of energy, no loss of vitality. A two-CD live jazz set that's well worth having and should not be overlooked.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond - Buried Treasures: Live in Mexico City 1967 (1998)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond - Buried Treasures: Live in Mexico City 1967 (1998)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond
Buried Treasures: Live in Mexico City 1967 (1998)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia, Legacy | # CK 65777, 01-065777-10 | Time: 00:55:14
Cool, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz

In 1998, Columbia reissued a bunch of CDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, often adding one or two previously unissued selections to the sets. Buried Treasures: Recorded Live in Mexico City, however, is something different, for none of the music had been out before. Recorded live in 1967 during a tour of Mexico that also resulted in the album Bravo! Brubeck!, the set features the classic Brubeck Quartet (with altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello) performing seven selections they had previously recorded, which was probably why this particular music stayed in the vaults for decades. The quality is certainly quite high, with Brubeck and Desmond really digging into such songs as "Koto Song" (coming up with some inspired ideas over its vamp), "You Go to My Head," a lengthy "St. Louis Blues," and a fairly concise version of "Take Five," one of the few versions by Brubeck of the hit song that does not have a drum solo. Suffice to say, Dave Brubeck fans only need to be notified of two things: they do not already own this music, and the Quartet is heard throughout in prime form. Recommended.

Stan Getz - The Classic Albums Collection 1955-1963 (4CD) (2017)

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Stan Getz - The Classic Albums Collection 1955-1963 (4CD) (2017)

Stan Getz - The Classic Albums Collection 1955-1963 (4CD) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,58 Gb | 05:02:42 | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Bossa Nova | Country: USA | Label: Enlightenment - EN4CD9122

Among the truly great saxophonists of the jazz age, Stan Getz met with few rivals in terms of passion, expression and ability. Dubbed The Sound by both fans and contemporaries, Getz s warm, lyrical tone invoked the playing of his idol Lester Young, and in turn has influenced countless other musicians. With a career spanning six decades, Getz is perhaps best known for ushering in the bossa nova craze of the early 1960s, although his talents were a lot more far-reaching, encompassing such idioms as bebop and cool jazz.

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.

The Johnny Smith Quintet - Moonlight in Vermont (1956)

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The Johnny Smith Quintet - Moonlight in Vermont (1956)

The Johnny Smith Quintet - Moonlight in Vermont (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Roulette Jazz, CDP-7977472 | ~ 218 or 126 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Jazz, Cool

Johnny Smith's best-known album, 1952's Moonlight in Vermont (also the title of his signature song), assured the guitarist a place in jazz history. While saxophone legend Stan Getz is a prominent guest on the record, and certainly threatens to steal the show on numerous occasions, the spotlight never strays too far from Smith, who easily entrances with his supremely laid-back style…

Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975)

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Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975)

Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Pablo, OJC20 444-2 | ~ 322 or 118 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 6.82 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz

Along with his album with Count Basie (Basie and Zoot) during the same period, this is one of Sims' most exciting recordings of his career. Greatly assisted by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Grady Tate, he explores ten songs written by George and Ira Gershwin…

Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)

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Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)

Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 677 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 313 Mb
Scans ~ 19 Mb | 01:03:27 + 01:06:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | M & M #MUS 10011-2

Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz from the mid-'40s to the early '90s, since he was in the thick of almost every important innovation and stylistic development in the music during that period, and he often led the way in those changes, both with his own performances and recordings and by choosing sidemen and collaborators who forged new directions. It can even be argued that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward.