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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.

Bill Evans - 25 Evans (2CD) (Japan Edition) (2005)

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Bill Evans - 25 Evans (2CD) (Japan Edition) (2005)

Bill Evans - 25 Evans (2CD) (Japan Edition) (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 326.71 Mb + 338.45 Mb | 02:11:51 | Covers
Cool | Label: Verve/Universal - UCCV-4122~3

William John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly played in trios. His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988) [Re-Up]

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The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988) [Re-Up]

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.

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.