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Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - More Conversations In Swing Guitar (2003)

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Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - More Conversations In Swing Guitar (2003)

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - More Conversations In Swing Guitar (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Jazz, Swing, Jazz Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1292 | 00:41:36

Many improvisers would agree that having the feeling of the blues is a crucial part of jazz expression; however, the jazz and blues worlds don't interact nearly as often as they should. There are jazz musicians who will play Miles Davis' "All Blues" or Charlie Parker's "Parker's Mood" on a regular basis but wouldn't know John Lee Hooker from Little Milton; there are blues artists who are much more likely to work with a rock musician than a jazz musician. So it is a rare treat to hear a blues-oriented guitarist and a jazz-oriented guitarist co-leading a session, which is exactly what happens on More Conversations in Swing Guitar. This 2003 release is a sequel to bluesman Duke Robillard and jazzman Herb Ellis' 1999 encounter Conversations in Swing Guitar, and the CD proves that good things can happen when jazz and blues players interact. More Conversations in Swing Guitar is an album of very blues-minded instrumental jazz – it's hardly a carbon copy of Robillard's work with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, but the bluesman has no problem appearing in a jazz-oriented setting.

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)

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Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Conversations In Swing Guitar (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Jazz, Swing, Jazz Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1260 | 00:48:22

This is a not very challenging, but thoroughly charming, summit meeting between a blues guitar master and a jazz guitar legend. Taking four classic swing tunes ("Just Squeeze Me," "Avalon," "Stuffy," and, inevitably, "Flyin' Home"), two Robillard originals, and a jointly composed slow blues, and helped out by bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis deliver a 48-minute swing guitar master class, Conversations in Swing Guitar. Ellis comes from jazz and Robillard from the blues, so their approaches are just distinct enough to keep things interesting; although both play with a clean, fat jazz tone and no one ever really hauls off and shreds, Robillard tends towards bent notes and funky chordal things while Ellis thinks a bit more in terms of long lines and florid ornamentation. Every so often you might find yourself wishing that the edges were just a bit rougher, but both of these guys are clearly having a great old time, and you will too.

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]

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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4209)

The Great Guitars' fifth and final recording with their original three guitarists (Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel) is another excellent effort, although a bit lazier than their previous records. Bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd contribute tasteful support. Other than "Get Happy," most of the selections (which include "Where or When," "Opus One," "Old Folks" and even a soulful "When the Saints Go Marching In") are taken at slow to medium tempos, but the interplay between the guitarists is always impressive and swinging.

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-60913)

Charlie Byrd was teamed up with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis (along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer John Rae) for this rather exciting concert. While Ellis and Kessel have three unaccompanied duets, the inclusion of Byrd (thought of as a Brazilian specialist rather than a bopper) is the wild card that makes this set a major success. While Byrd is excellent on his features "Charlie's Blues" and "O Barquinho," it is the three stomps featuring all the guitarists ("Undecided," "Topsy" and "Benny's Bugle") that are most memorable.

Herb Ellis Trio - Sweet and Lovely (1984)

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Herb Ellis Trio - Sweet and Lovely (1984)

Herb Ellis Trio - Sweet and Lovely (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlas (AC35-7)

An excellent bop-based guitarist with a slight country twang to his sound, Herb Ellis became famous playing with the Oscar Peterson Trio during 1953-1958. Prior to that, he had attended North Texas State University and played with the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey (1945-1947), and the sadly under-recorded trio Soft Winds. While with Peterson, Ellis was on some Jazz at the Philharmonic tours and had a few opportunities to lead his own dates for Verve, including his personal favorite, Nothing But the Blues (1957). After leaving Peterson, Ellis toured a bit with Ella Fitzgerald; became a studio musician on the West Coast; made sessions with the Dukes of Dixieland, Stuff Smith, and Charlie Byrd; and in the 1970s became much more active in the jazz world…

The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, Remastered}

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The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, Remastered}

The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | MPS Records / Universal Classics & Jazz #06024 9827015

Oscar Peterson - Remastered Anniversary Edition: Reissue of the nine celebrated MPS studio albums, recorded in Germany in the 1970s. Accompanying Oscar Peterson's 80th birthday on August 15, 2005. For the first time reissued with original cover artwork and original liner notes. Featuring new liner notes by Dr. Richard Palmer, co-author of the Oscar Peterson autobiography My Jazz Odyssey. New 192kHz/24-bit remastering, supervised by original album producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

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Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 126 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve | # 519 806-2 | Time: 00:39:26

This 1953 date matched Webster with such peers as alto saxophonist Benny Carter, trumpeter Harry Edison, and pianist Oscar Peterson for a series of elegant yet soulful and exuberant small group dates. With no cut longer than four and a half minutes, the players didn't have time for excess statements or overkill; they had to quickly get to the heart of the matter in their solos, make their points, and return to the head. The original session has been enlarged by the addition of two previously unissued tracks, plus an alternate version of "That's All" that was later issued as a single. Label head Norman Granz excelled in producing swing-oriented, crisply played mainstream dates. Although this date is more than four decades old, Ben Webster's solos have a freshness and vitality that make them quite relevant to contemporary events.

Herb Ellis and the All-Stars - The Midnight Roll (1962) [Reissue 2009]

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Herb Ellis and the All-Stars - The Midnight Roll (1962) [Reissue 2009]

Herb Ellis and the All-Stars - The Midnight Roll (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 7034)

Herb Ellis is known primarily for playing with small ensembles, so this recording as part of an octet is a departure for the great guitarist. This "all-star" combo includes trumpeter Roy Eldridge in a sublimated role, while tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate is featured a bit more, and pianist Ray Bryant solidifies the nucleus of a very talented band of old pros and unsung heroes. Trumpeter Frank Assunto may not be a common garden-variety name to most, but he asserts himself quite well during this session. Twin bass underpinnings from Israel Crosby and Jimmy Rowser add heft to the rhythm section, while always reliable drummer Gus Johnson shows his mettle as a solidly swinging timekeeper. The fare is split between standards, originals, and favorites, including Duke Ellington's rousing "It Don't Mean a Thing" with the jamming Eldridge leading the charge, and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" as everyone joins in and Assunto takes a fine, distinctive solo…

Herb Ellis / Ray Brown Sextet - Hot Tracks (1976) [Reissue 1990]

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Herb Ellis / Ray Brown Sextet - Hot Tracks (1976) [Reissue 1990]

Herb Ellis / Ray Brown Sextet - Hot Tracks (1976) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-6012)

Guitarist Herb Ellis was the leader of six of the first dozen Concord releases. This lesser-known set has some fine playing from Ellis, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jake Hanna and keyboardist Mike Melvoin although Melvoin's electric piano sounds a bit dated today. As usual the music is uncomplicated, straightahead, swinging and tasteful. Six of the songs are originals by group members which are performed along with Johnny Hodges' "Squatty Roo" and the ballad "But Beautiful."

Herb Ellis - Man With The Guitar (1965) [Japanese Edition 2021]

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Herb Ellis - Man With The Guitar (1965) [Japanese Edition 2021]

Herb Ellis - Man With The Guitar (1965) [Japanese Edition 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-8233)

Herb Ellis's first record for the Dot label was also his last, and his last solo project (apart from a Columbia release around the same time) for the next eight years, during which time he mostly played sessions on other people's albums. With tenor saxman Teddy Edwards, organist Ron Feuer, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Stan Levey, he has put together a tight pop-jazz ensemble, in which Ellis' guitar is surprisingly understated in its prominence. This may actually disappoint some fans, though the playing by Edwards and Feuer is certainly pleasing enough, even if Ellis does most of the really interesting improvising, most notably on Ray Brown's "AM Blues." "Tennessee Waltz" is also well worth hearing, for Ellis' and Edwards' playing. And the group has fun with "Besame Mucho" as well.

Herb Ellis - Ellis in Wonderland (1956) [Reissue 2006]

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Herb Ellis - Ellis in Wonderland (1956) [Reissue 2006]

Herb Ellis - Ellis in Wonderland (1956) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 131 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498880234)

In the midst of his tenure with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Herb Ellis had the chance to turn the tables on his boss and employ him as a sideman, though the keyboard virtuoso strangely reigns in his chops and pretty much stays in the background. This pair of sessions was first issued on a Norgran LP and finally reissued as a Verve CD in early 2006. The first four tracks add Jimmy Giuffre (alternating between baritone sax, tenor sax, and clarinet) and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, along with fellow Peterson sideman Ray Brown and drummer Alvin Stoller. Ellis' originals include the easygoing "Sweetheart Blues" and the cooking bop vehicle "Pogo," where both the leader and Edison eclipse Giuffre's efforts on sax. "It Could Happen to You" focuses exclusively on Ellis, with Peterson and Edison sitting out and Giuffre adding some background color on clarinet…

Herb Ellis - The Early Years (2020)

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Herb Ellis - The Early Years (2020)

Herb Ellis - The Early Years (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,48 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 717 Mb | 05:09:25
Jazz, Bop | Label: Enlightenment

This four CD collection however represents the first phase of Ellis's solo career when he acted as leader or co-leader through an era which is generally considered the great man's glory years. Featuring eight stunning and extraordinary albums released originally between the mid-1950s and mid 1960s, this compilation provides both a perfect starting point for newcomers and a welcome reminder of Herb Ellis's musical prowess and creative flow for everyone else.

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

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The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 833 551-2 | Time: 00:49:14

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads – and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit. This 1957 date with the Oscar Peterson Trio is one of the highlights of that golden '50s run. After starting off with two bluesy originals – the slow burning title track and gutsy "Late Date" – Webster gets to the heart of things on five wistful ballads: Here, his exquisitely sly "Makin' Whoopee" is only outdone by an incredibly nuanced "Where Are You." Providing sympathetic counterpoint, Peterson forgoes his usual pyrotechnics for some leisurely compact solos; his cohorts – guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Stan Levey – are equally assured and splendid.

Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith - Together! (1963) [Reissue 1995]

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Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith - Together! (1963) [Reissue 1995]

Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith - Together! (1963) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 313 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz (3-7805-2)

This Koch CD reissues an interesting and very successful matchup between guitarist Herb Ellis and the great swing violinist Stuff Smith. Pianist Lou Levy and Bob Enevoldsen (doubling on his cool-toned tenor and valve trombone) contribute some solos and drummer Shelly Manne adds fine support. The reissue (which has three alternate takes in addition to the original six-song program) features plenty of cooking and strong interplay between Stuff and Ellis on some blues, the ancient standard "How Come You Do Me Like You Do" (which has one of the violinist's two personable vocals) and Smith's two originals "Hillcrest" and "Skip It." This is one of Ellis' personal favorite records and one of the best recordings from Stuff Smith's later years.

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

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Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 222 MB | Covers included
Genre: Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4034)

Herb Ellis had previously recorded with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Joe Pass and Freddie Green, but this early Concord album was his first meeting on records with Barney Kessel. It is of little surprise that the two complementary players (who had both been with the Oscar Peterson Trio at different times in the 1950s) work together quite well. With fine support from bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Jake Hanna, Kessel and Ellis (both generally easy to identify) swing their way through some mostly little-played standards, including "Early Autumn" and "Dearly Beloved," plus a few originals by the co-leaders. Fans of the bop guitar will want this sprightly collaboration.