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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.

Aaron Sachs - Clarinet and Co. (1957) [Reissue 1990]

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Aaron Sachs - Clarinet and Co. (1957) [Reissue 1990]

Aaron Sachs - Clarinet and Co. (1957) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 113)

Aaron Sachs was an American jazz saxophone and clarinet player. He released a few LPs in the '50s and worked with a number of well-known jazz artists such as Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, Earl Hines, Red Norvo, Anita O'Day and Dizzy Gillespie.
Aaron Sachs: "I wanted to bring to this album a new kind of spirit, a combination of moods, a contrast of arrangements. The first two recording dates were comprised of eight men. Two trumpets, one trombone, two saxophones and three rhythm, drum, bass and piano. The third recording date had five men, using guitar, clarinet, piano, bass and drums. The last date included all of my original compositions with the exception of "Nancy", which Frank Sinatra takes credit for…

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…

Eddie Higgins Trio - Amor (2006)

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Eddie Higgins Trio - Amor (2006)

Eddie Higgins Trio - Amor (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35542)

Eddie Higgins started his professional career in Chicago, Illinois, while studying at the Northwestern University School of Music. An elegant and sophisticated pianist, his encyclopedic harmonic approach and wide range of his repertory made him one of the most distinctive jazz pianists to come out of Chicago, gaining the respect of local and visiting musicians for his notable mastery of the instrument. Higgins also had the unusual ability to sound equally persuasive in a broad span of music, whether he was playing traditional swing, exciting bebop or reflexive ballads, providing the tone and stylistic flavor of each styles, as both a soloist and as accompanist.

The Claude Williamson Trio - Complete 1956 Studio Sessions (2002)

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The Claude Williamson Trio - Complete 1956 Studio Sessions (2002)

The Claude Williamson Trio - Complete 1956 Studio Sessions (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 328)

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood - January 19 and December 3, 4 and 5, 1956. Featuring Don Prell, Chuck Flores, Red Mitchell and Mel Lewis.
A superior bop pianist influenced by Bud Powell, Claude Williamson remained busy playing on the West Coast for a half century, beginning in the 1950s. The older brother of trumpeter Stu Williamson, Claude started on piano when he was seven and had ten years of classical piano lessons, also studying at the New England Conservatory. Williamson's first major musical job was with Charlie Barnet's orchestra in 1947. This was followed by stints with Red Norvo (1948), Barnet's bebop big band of 1949, and June Christy (1950-1951). In the 1950s, Williamson worked regularly with Bud Shank, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, with his own trios, and as a studio musician…

Dave Brubeck - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend (1955-1962) [10CD Box Set] (2018)

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Dave Brubeck - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend (1955-1962) [10CD Box Set] (2018)

Dave Brubeck - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend (1955-1962) [10CD Box Set] (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 3,23 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,53 GB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Documents/The Intense Media (600484)

16 original albums on 10 CDs!
This Box Set combines the best recordings from the crucial first decade of Brubeck's career. The great live recordings at college and festival appearances, the series with odd rhythmic meters that started with "Time Out," his first solo album, the recordings with musical impressions from his worldwide concert tours, and the totally underrated "The Real Ambassadors ", featuring Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross with a fantastic libretto by Brubeck's wife Iola.

New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)

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New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)

New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35543)

The New York Trio consists of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Bill Stewart, though it exists solely as a studio band for the Japanese label Venus, as Charlap's regular trio includes Peter Washington and Kenny Washington. Even though this band only meets occasionally in the studio to record yet another release in their prolific series for the Japanese jazz market, there is plenty of chemistry between the three veterans, while the nine songs from the vast Cole Porter songbook were likely to have been a part of each musician's repertoire long before these 2005 sessions. Charlap's lyrical piano style is quite effective, capturing the nuances of Porter's humor (even though none of his lyrics are heard), while the rhythm section gels nicely with the pianist. Highlights include a jaunty "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," a dreamy "Begin the Beguine," and a snappy "From This Moment On."

Eddie Higgins & Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski - Essential Best (2009)

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Eddie Higgins & Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski - Essential Best (2009)

Eddie Higgins & Scott Hamilton & Ken Peplowski - Essential Best (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-8001)

Eddie Higgins started his professional career in Chicago, Illinois, while studying at the Northwestern University School of Music. An elegant and sophisticated pianist, his encyclopedic harmonic approach and wide range of his repertory made him one of the most distinctive jazz pianists to come out of Chicago, gaining the respect of local and visiting musicians for his notable mastery of the instrument. Higgins also had the unusual ability to sound equally persuasive in a broad span of music, whether he was playing traditional swing, exciting bebop or reflexive ballads, providing the tone and stylistic flavor of each styles, as both a soloist and as accompanist…

Ken Peplowski Quartet - When You Wish Upon A Star (2007) [2CD Reissue 2012]

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Ken Peplowski Quartet - When You Wish Upon A Star (2007) [2CD Reissue 2012]

Ken Peplowski Quartet - When You Wish Upon A Star (2007) [2CD Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 710 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 309 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-1101)

Record dates made by American jazz musicians for the Japanese jazz market are often a bit different in their approach. These 2006 sessions, recorded by Ken Peplowski over two days with pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Gary Mazzaroppi, and drummer Jeff Brillinger, are unusual in that ten standards (all ballads) are featured, though with the leader playing one version on tenor sax, then immediately following it with another on clarinet. The players are capable enough in varying the approach to each tune with the different instrumentation, with Peplowski's smoky tenor and lyrical clarinet satisfying the listener each time. But one would bet that most listeners would rather have this two-CD set programmed with one disc devoted to each instrument, rather than hearing each song twice in a row…

New York Trio & Ken Peplowski - Stardust (2009)

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New York Trio & Ken Peplowski - Stardust (2009)

New York Trio & Ken Peplowski - Stardust (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-1026)

A wonderful gift for jazz fans has arrived from Venus Records! Nobody argues that Bill Charlap is one of the most preeminent jazz pianists of his generation. His encyclopedic knowledge of the American Songbook is second to none, and his beautiful touch, amazing skills and imagination make it a pleasure to listen to him at all times. Ken Peplowski, on the other hand, is without a doubt one of the best clarinet and tenor sax players in the swing tradition. Each of them had recorded a number of albums for Venus Records of Japan separately - Charlap with his great New York Trio (with Jay Leonhart and Bill Stewart) and Peplowski with his own quartet and the Eddie Higgins Quintet. Now, wouldn't it be nice to put them together in a studio and make an album? Yes, it would, and they actually did it…

New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007)

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New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007)

New York Trio - Thou Swell (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-3006)

The New York Trio, consisting of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Bill Stewart, have created quite a stir in Japan, as they have entered the studio regularly to record for the Japanese Venus Jazz label at the start of the 21st century. Their sixth CD for the label, Thou Swell draws from the songbook of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, a composer/lyricist combo who wrote many songs that became standards. As a result, a number of these songs have been frequently recorded by jazz musicians and seem in danger of overexposure. But Charlap is a thoughtful arranger, playing "My Funny Valentine" complete with the usually omitted verse that sets up the song while playing it at a very deliberate tempo, resulting in a stunningly different take…

New York Trio - Blues In The Night (2001) [Reissue 2008]

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New York Trio - Blues In The Night (2001) [Reissue 2008]

New York Trio - Blues In The Night (2001) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-2028)

In the dawn of the 21st century, pianist Bill Charlap took the jazz world by storm with a series of rewarding albums for labels both in the U.S. and abroad. On Blues in the Night, he leads his New York Trio in a recording made for the Japanese label Venus, with veteran bassist Jay Leonhart and fellow young gun Bill Stewart joining him. Right away Charlap signals that he can take an old chestnut into a new direction. His stretched-out, blues-drenched "Blues in the Night" makes effective use of space and showcases his sidemen as well. Leonhart's buoyant bassline brings to mind the late Milt Hinton in the brisk rendition of "I Could Have Danced All Night." Charlap's intense workout of "Blue Skies" is a virtual jazz history lesson, showing the influence of a number of legendary pianists, while achieving a sound distinctly his own…

New York Trio - The Things We Did Last Summer (2002)

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New York Trio - The Things We Did Last Summer (2002)

New York Trio - The Things We Did Last Summer (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 342 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35163)

The relaxed tone of this CD is set from the beginning, with Bill Charlap's quiet, spare solo reading of "The Shadow of Your Smile." On the next track, the others join in for some mellow and friendly swinging: Jay Leonhart's big, fat bass grounds Charlap's dreaminess, while Bill Stewart, who's left his sticks at home for this date, brushes up the tempo with subtlety and style. This release offers thoughtful solo piano (also on "Mona Lisa"), slow, romantic ballads ("How Long Has This Been Going On," "Paper Moon"), and tasty mid-tempo treatments ("As Time Goes By," "When Your Lover Has Gone"). While there are no barnburners, the heat rises to a steady simmer on "You'd Be So Nice…" and "How High the Moon," where the players are audibly enjoying themselves…

New York Trio - Love You Madly (2003)

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New York Trio - Love You Madly (2003)

New York Trio - Love You Madly (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 394 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (TKCV-35534)

The vast Duke Ellington songbook is always ripe for exploration, and the New York Trio, featuring pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Bill Stewart, is up to the task. The gorgeous ballad "The Star Crossed Lovers" is in good hands, as Charlap gently examines the facets of this gem, accompanied by Leonhart's spacious basslines and Stewart's whispering brushes. The brisk run through "Love You Madly" is transformed into an extended workout instead of the brief versions typically played by its composer. Charlap's bluesy gospel introduction to "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" will turn a few heads. Even though there's nothing new about tackling "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" at a racehorse tempo, this trio's intricate workout is a bit more abstract than most recordings. Charlap's jaunty treatment of "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" suggests its composer's stride piano roots.

Tim Warfield - A Sentimental Journey (2010) (Repost)

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Tim Warfield - A Sentimental Journey (2010) (Repost)

Tim Warfield - A Sentimental Journey (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Criss Cross Jazz (Criss 1324 CD)

Saxophonist Tim Warfield has been associated with the Wynton Marsalis/Lincoln Center post-Young Lions of mainstream jazz for quite some time. With A Sentimental Journey, he might be making inroads to breaking that mold with a collection of standards fortified by the B-3 organ of Pat Bianchi and given different shadings or flavors. With trumpeter Terrell Stafford as second-in-command, Warfield takes the effortless lead on most of these chestnuts, with primarily his tenor sax and a little soprano. There are three short but sweet songs, including a quaint tango/march version of "My Man" with Warfield playing a Sidney Bechet-toned soprano. The rest are long and involved jam-type workouts as Warfield's tenor is assertive and up-front…