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V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 3 [Recorded 1959-1961] (2001) (Re-up)

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V.A. - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 3 [Recorded 1959-1961] (2001) (Re-up)

V.A. - Jazz & Cinema Vol. 3 [Recorded 1959-1961] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (548 793-2)

The Jazz in Paris: Jazz and Cinema series of Verve CD reissues examines jazz recorded for French film soundtracks in the late '50s and early '60s. This third compilation is the least successful of the first three, as few of the tracks stand on their own merit away from the movies they accompanied. Written for the film Les Loups Dans la Bergerie, the compositions of Serge Gainsbourg might be labeled cool, though they are rarely given time to develop and feature no major soloists in Alan Gouraguer's arrangements. Less successful are Andre Hodeir's somewhat boppish charts for Les Tripe au Soleil, which have extremely distracting scat vocals by Christiane Legrand that frequently seem off-key. The best of the lot is a remake of four songs composed by Freddie Redd for The Connection, which began life as a play…

Barney Wilen, Alain Goraguer - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000) (Re-up)

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Barney Wilen, Alain Goraguer - Jazz & Cinéma Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000) (Re-up)

Barney Wilen, Alain Goraguer - Jazz & Cinema Vol. 1 [Recorded 1959] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (548 318-2)

This compilation in Verve's laudable Jazz in Paris reissue series features two separate soundtracks of original music. The first features a dozen works by French saxophonist Barney Wilen, written for Edouard Molinaro's Un Témoin dans la Ville, with a quintet consisting of Kenny Dorham, Duke Jordan, Kenny Clarke, and bassist Paul Rovere. While many of the pieces were only heard as musical fragments in the film, and several of them are little more than a brief chorus or two in recorded form, the music doesn't need visuals to be effective. Best is Wilen's sole appearance on soprano sax, the mellow duo ballad with Jordan of "Mélodie pour les Radio-Taxis." None of the tunes is particularly memorable, though the music is certainly enjoyable…

Django Reinhardt - Swing 39 [Recorded 1939] (2000) (Re-up)

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Django Reinhardt - Swing 39 [Recorded 1939] (2000) (Re-up)

Django Reinhardt - Swing 39 [Recorded 1939] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 854-2)

There is something carefree and joyful about the music of Django Reinhardt; something that comes bubbling to the surface every time he begins a wild run of notes on his acoustic guitar. Of course the swinging style of Stephane Grappelli's violin doesn't hurt. Nor do great songs like "Tea for Two," "My Melancholy Baby," and "Jeepers Creepers." Swing 39 captures 17 tracks by the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, including a number of alternate versions, on the eve of Grappelli leaving the group (because of the war). Two bouncy versions of "Jeepers Creepers" start things off, and while the pacing of both cuts is similar, each guitar solo is fresh and fundamentally different. Reinhardt creates endless variety through his ability to solo with chords or single notes, bend strings, and constantly alter the tempo…

Pierre Michelot - Round About A Bass (1963) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Pierre Michelot - Round About A Bass (1963) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Pierre Michelot - Round About A Bass (1963) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 190 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (832 309-2)

Pierre Michelot was one of the very best jazz bassists in Europe, though few fans think of him as a bandleader, composer, or arranger. This reissue of an LP made for Mercury dates from 1963, where Michelot is joined by some of the top players on the continent. In addition to fresh arrangements of standard fare like "Cherokee" and "Bye, Bye Blackbird," the leader penned five compositions, including the tasty blues "Akkilino," which is an extended feature for his bass and Roger Guerin's muted trumpet. "Elephant Green" showcases flutist Raymond Guiot and Pierre Gossez's robust baritone saxophone in a melancholy ballad setting. Like many of Verve's Jazz in Paris CD reissues, this recording is a sleeper that is well worth acquiring, even if its running time is a tad miserly at around 32 minutes.

Zoot Sims Et Henri Renaud - Jazz In Paris [Recorded 1952-1956] (2000) (Re-up)

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Zoot Sims Et Henri Renaud - Jazz In Paris [Recorded 1952-1956] (2000) (Re-up)

Zoot Sims Et Henri Renaud - Jazz In Paris [Recorded 1952-1956] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 037-2)

Zoot and trumpeter Jon Eardley were in Paris in 1956 as part of the Gerry Mulligan Sextet which performed at the Olympia. They took time off to record on their own in the studios. Tracks 1-4 released on French 10 inch LP were actually a rehearsal with the Henri Renaud trio which was deemed good enough to release. The rest of this Jazz In Paris CD features a Live set by the Henri Renaud ensemble complete with vibes and guitar dwarfing the saxes, and a loud but not unruly audience.

Guy Lafitte - Blue And Sentimental (1955) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Guy Lafitte - Blue And Sentimental (1955) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Guy Lafitte - Blue And Sentimental (1955) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 192 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 852-2)

On Blue & Sentimental, tenor saxman Guy Laffite leads a quartet through a series of ballads originally composed by the likes of Count Basie (the title track), Duke Ellington ("Krum Elbow Blues"), and Ted Koehler ("Get Happy," "I've Got the World on a String"), among others. It's a rather laid-back and unchallenging set that's intended more for relaxing than analysis, and when approached as such, it proves quite effective. Laffite's quartet includes Raymond Fol (piano), George Daly (vibraphone), and Peanuts Holland (trumpet).

Bill Coleman - From Boogie To Funk (1960) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Bill Coleman - From Boogie To Funk (1960) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Bill Coleman - From Boogie To Funk (1960) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (549 401-2)

From Boogie to Funk finds the somewhat undercelebrated swing trumpeter Bill Coleman at a late period in his career, nailing down this set of blues in Paris with a fine group in 1960. The set begins wonderfully with an extended journey through a 16-minute two-part piece entitled "From Boogie to Funk," with the first part subtitled "The Blues" and the second titled "The Boogie." The subtitles prove fitting as Coleman indeed picks up the pace a bit for the second part, and from there the album never really slows down much. It's this swinging feel that propels the later pieces - "Bill, Budd and Butter," "Afromotive in Blue," "Colemanonlogy," and "Have Blues, Will Play 'Em" - which were all composed by Coleman, as were the two parts of "From Boogie to Funk"…

Toots Thielemans - Blues Pour Flirter (1961) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Toots Thielemans - Blues Pour Flirter (1961) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Toots Thielemans - Blues Pour Flirter (1961) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (549 403-2)

Although Toots Thielemans is far better-known for his virtuoso harmonica playing, he sticks exclusively to guitar on this pair of studio dates, initially taped in 1961 for Polydor. Accompanied by pianist Georges Arvanitas, bassist Roland Lobligeois, and drummer Philippe Combelle, Thielemans leads a primarily laid-back session with the focus on the leader, covering standards ("Willow Weep for Me" and "We'll be Together Again"), adding a soft wordless background vocal to "Satin Doll," and giving a loping treatment to Milt Jackson's "Bags' Groove." No matter that none of Thielemans' compositions have come close to matching the widespread popularity of his huge hit, "Bluesette"; two blues he wrote for this date, "Le Trottoir" and "Flirt" (the latter of which is the only track to feature his famous whistling), are very enjoyable.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant (1973) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant (1973) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Dizzy Gillespie - The Giant (1973) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 734-2)

This 1973 Paris studio session first appeared on the European label America as The Giant, but there has been some confusion as various combinations of songs have appeared under the same album title with Dizzy Gillespie's name over the years. Although rather brief in length with just five tracks and clocking in at under 34 minutes, this lively date has some strengths. The trumpeter turns over the solo spotlight to the extraordinary bassist Niels Pedersen and pianist Kenny Drew, prior to featuring himself in brief spurts with drum breaks by Kenny Clarke. Pedersen's fine arco technique introduces the brief ballad "I Waited for You," in which Gillespie is clearly at the top of his game. His muted horn saunters over Clarke's crisp brushwork during "Girl of My Dreams," although the overlong Latin original "Fiesta Mojo" quickly grows tiresome, in spite of a guest appearance by tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin…

Elek Bacsik - Guitar Conceptions (1963) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

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Elek Bacsik - Guitar Conceptions (1963) [Reissue 2000] (Re-up)

Elek Bacsik - Guitar Conceptions (1963) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (542 231-2)

Hungarian guitarist Elek Bacisk is a cousin of Django Reinhardt, and has continued his tradition of blending swing and gypsy elements into a coherent, expressive jazz mode. Bacisk initially studied classical violin and played gypsy songs in Budapest, then switched to jazz guitar. As a teen, he recorded in a band with alto saxophonist Geza Szabo and trumpeter Jozsef Quitter, then later toured Europe with Mihaly Tabanyi's band. Bacisk moved to Paris in 1959, and through the early and mid-'60s recorded and played with visiting American musicians, among them Art Simmons, Quentin Jackson, Lou Bennett and Dizzy Gillespie. He also did sessions heading his own bands. Bacsik came to America in 1966, and worked from 1967-1974 with Teresa Brewer before cutting his own sessions. He appeared at the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival and 1984 Olympic Games Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.

Alain Jean-Marie - Afterblue (1999) & Lazy Afternoon (2000) [Reissue 2009]

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Alain Jean-Marie - Afterblue (1999) & Lazy Afternoon (2000) [Reissue 2009]

Alain Jean-Marie - Afterblue (1999) & Lazy Afternoon (2000) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 530 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 276 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (531 210-3)

Alain Jean-Marie is a French jazz pianist. He made his first recordings in 1969 (released in 1997 as piano biguines). At the same time he played regularly with the trio of Winston Berkley and Jean Claude Montredon. In 1973, he moved to Paris, where he accompanied jazz musicians such as Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, and Max Roach. In 1979, he debuted with his own trio (Al Levitt on percussion, Gus Nemeth and later Riccardo Del Fra on bass). Since the 1980s, he has regularly performed with Barney Wilen, including as a duo on albums such as La Notenbleue (1986) and Dreamtime (1992). In 1986, he regularly accompanied Dee Dee Bridgewater. In 1987 he recorded the album Latin Alley in a duo with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen…

Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)

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Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)

Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 525 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 264 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Guitar Jazz, Easy Listening, Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (531 210-0)

Henri Crolla (1920-1960) was an Italian jazz guitarist and film composer. Born in Naples, Campania, Italy, to a family of itinerant Neapolitan musicians, he moved with his family to Porte de Choisy in France in 1922 following the rise of fascism in Italy. One of his neighbours was a young Django Reinhardt, with whose family he became close. He also put to music many poems from Prévert's Paroles with Joseph Kosma.

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)

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Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist [Recorded 1954-1968] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 388 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 240 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (980 692-0)

Sacha Distel was one of the top jazz guitarists and chanson singers in France. A prolific recording artist, Distel recorded more than 200 tunes including his biggest hit, "Scoubidou," in 1958. In addition to appearing in several French films, he became one of France's most popular television actors. Distel inherited his love of music from his mother, who played piano, and an uncle, Ray Ventura, who was a renowned bandleader and composer. Trained by Henry Salvador, guitarist/singer for Ventura's orchestra, Distel was a featured soloist with his school orchestra by the age of 13. He established his early reputation as accompanist for French vocalist Juliette Gréco.
Following a stint in the French military, he spent an extended period in New York, haunting jazz clubs in Manhattan and Harlem. Returning to France, Distel launched his solo career…

Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

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Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

Stephane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (530 535-3)

"The man who was Django’s prestigious partner in the first, immortal Quintette du H.C.F. has made an appearance (on wax) for Barclay with a series of recordings in which you can rediscover his pretty sound and abundant, easy ideas; in a word, his style which, though with less of a bite than before, has lost none of its grace." Those were the first lines of the review that a certain Michel Delaroche (in fact Boris Vian) wrote for the November 1955 issue of Jazz Hot; the subject was this album, the first that Stéphane Grappelli ("Grappelly" at the time) had made on violin under his own name since he'd left England.
The violinist had celebrated his definitive return to France at the Club Saint-Germain on the night of April 25th 1954; he would appear there on and off for the next seven years…

Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]

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Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]

Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (984 635-7)

Featuring compositions and arrangements by film composer and jazz buff Michel Legrand, Stan Getz's Communications '72 is one in a long line of strings-and-voices albums the tenor saxophonist recorded. Starting with a Gunther Schuller-arranged session from 1955, Getz produced some impressive work in this context, with the incredible Eddie Sauter collaboration Focus standing out in particular. And even in the midst of some not-so-incredible backing on a few sets, Getz always comes up with impeccable solo statements. For his part, Legrand strikes an expert balance here among jazz combo, strings, and chorus, but the frenetic Swingle Singers-style choral parts don't always come off. While overpowering Getz on the otherwise lovely "Redemption," the vocal interjections sound too overarching in their mix of avant-garde and straightforward phrasing on "Outhouse Blues" and "Bonjour Tristesse"…