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V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

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V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,48 GB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Intense Media (233569)

This 10 CD set offers an exciting overview of some of the most important recordings made by American jazz stars in Paris in the Fifties. They are milestones of Modern Jazz, Bebop and Hard Bop recorded by some of the most important players of the time, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young and Donald Byrd. Treated like second class citizens at home, many American jazz stars not only got more recognition and respect in the French capital, but found much better playing conditions as well. From concert-halls like "L'Olympia" to the clubs of the "Latin Quarter" they were appreciated and celebrated, and their music met with a glowing enthusiasm.

Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)

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Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)

Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 157 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classic Records (CLASSICS1050)

Most of the musicians heard on this fourth installment in the Classics Mary Lou Williams chronology are women. During the second half of the 1940s, this was considered unusual and innovative. Female musicians, with the exception of carefully coiffed vocalists and the occasional pianist, were generally regarded by the public, by the entertainment industry, and by most male musicians as curious anomalies and were not taken very seriously. Mary Lou Williams always preferred to surround herself with musical minds possessing artistic acumen commensurate with her own highly developed musical intellect. The first four tracks were recorded for the Continental label in 1945 with guitarist Mary Osborne, bassist Bea Taylor, and percussionists Margie Hyams and Bridget O'Flynn, a fascinating duo who took turns either handling the vibraphone or the drums…

Mary Lou Williams - 1944-1945 (1998)

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Mary Lou Williams - 1944-1945 (1998)

Mary Lou Williams - 1944-1945 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 113 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1021)

One thing about chronologically arranged reissues - you never know exactly what you're going to bump into. The third volume of the complete recordings of Mary Lou Williams, for example, opens with a pair of tunes sung by Josh White. It's good to hear the lyrics to Williams' cool, bluesy "Froggy Bottom," but "The Minute Man" is one of those obligatory, rhetorical patriotic numbers that cropped up everywhere during WWII and are relevant today only as historical curiosities. Most of the music reissued in this compilation originally appeared on scratchy 78-rpm records bearing the Asch label. Tenor sax archetype Coleman Hawkins is featured on the lush "Song in My Soul" and trumpeter Bill Coleman presides over a laid-back strolling blues with the worrisome title "Carcinoma"…

Mary Lou Williams - 1927-1940 (1992)

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Mary Lou Williams - 1927-1940 (1992)

Mary Lou Williams - 1927-1940 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Early Jazz, Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 630)

This CD features the great pianist Mary Lou Williams during her earliest period. She is heard in 1927 on six selections with The Synco Jazzers (a small group that included her then-husband John Williams on alto) and then on the first 19 selections ever recorded under her own name. Performed during the long period when she was the regular pianist with Andy Kirk's 12 Clouds of Joy, Williams is featured on two hot stride solos in 1930, leading trios in 1936 and 1938, playing "Little Joe from Chicago" unaccompanied in 1939 and heading septets in 1940; among her sidemen were trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker and the legendary tenor Dick Wilson. Many of the compositions were written by Williams including "Night Life," "New Froggy Bottom," "Mary's special," and "Scratchin' the Gravel;" her version of Jelly Roll Morton's "The Pearls" is a highpoint.

Mary Lou Williams - Black Christ Of The Andes (1964) {2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings}

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Mary Lou Williams - Black Christ Of The Andes (1964) {2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings}

Mary Lou Williams - Black Christ Of The Andes (1964) {2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: jazz, soul jazz

Black Christ Of The Andes is a 1964 album by jazz singer Mary Lou Williams. This 2004 remaster released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings features four bonus tracks, all originally unreleased.

Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000) (Repost)

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Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000) (Repost)

Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 299 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 141-2)

Mary Lou Williams spent a fair amount of time in Europe in the early '50s, prior to a temporary hiatus from jazz. This CD from Verve's Jazz in Paris series compiles two separate sessions from 1954; one features a trio, a quintet, and a pair of vocals by blues singer Beryl Bryden, and the other is purely a trio. All of the selections are fairly brief, with only one running over three-and-a-half minutes. The first 11 songs are a bit of a mixed bag. The strongest tracks feature Williams alone ("I Made You Love Paris" and her "Club Francais Blues") or with her trio ("Avalon," "Swingin' for the Guys," and "Memories of You")…

Mary Lou Williams - 1953-1954 (2006)

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Mary Lou Williams - 1953-1954 (2006)

Mary Lou Williams - 1953-1954 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1417)

This seventh volume in the Classics Mary Lou Williams chronology opens with a pair of gorgeous modern-sounding rhythm quartet tracks recorded in London on June 26, 1953. The next leg of her journey took her onto the northern European mainland. After a period spent gigging in France and Holland the pianist settled in Paris at the Hotel Cristal in St.-Germain-des-Prés, not far from the Deux Magots and the Café de Flore. On December 2, 1953 Mary Lou Williams recorded eight selections for the Vogue label with her good friend the perpetual expatriate tenor saxophonist Don Byas, bassist Buddy Banks, and drummer Gérard Pochonet…