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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)

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VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)

VA - Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Label: Giants Of Jazz | # CD 53170 | Time: 01:06:38
Afro Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bop, Mambo

Featuring prime Latin jazz cuts from the heyday of the mambo, Afro Cuban Jazz: 1947-1960 is really a better than average showcase for one of the music's best: Machito. In fact, this disc contains 13 sides by Machito & His Orchestra, including two bebop gems featuring Charlie Parker ("Mango Mangue," "No Noise, Pts. 1-2"). That's not to overlook the presence of one of the supreme champions of Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie ("Manteca"), Stan Kenton and his mathematically frenetic bongo jams, and J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding teaming up for a couple of classics. Truthfully, however, the real meat here is heard on such Machito dancefloor fillers as "Oyeme" and "Minor Rama." So, when you've got a jones for jazz in a mambo mood, this disc will provide the needed salve.

Stan Kenton - 50th Anniversary Celebration: Back To Balboa [5CD Box Set] (1991)

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Stan Kenton - 50th Anniversary Celebration: Back To Balboa [5CD Box Set] (1991)

Stan Kenton - 50th Anniversary Celebration: Back To Balboa [5CD Box Set] (1991)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,54 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 804 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MAMA Foundation (MMF 1003)

During the 50th anniversary of Stan Kenton's debut at the Rendezvous Ballroom on Balboa Island in California (an engagement that served as a spectacular beginning to his career), a four-day convention was held to celebrate the late bandleader's legacy, filled with music by his alumni and very interesting panel discussions. The MAMA Foundation put out many of the highlights on this very impressive five-CD set. The first two CDs have 29 selections by an all-star orchestra (which includes among others, trumpeters Conte and Pete Candoli and saxophonists Bob Cooper, Gabe Baltazar, Bud Shank, Bill Perkins and Jack Nimitz) and such guests as Anita O'Day, Maynard Ferguson and Chris Connor; the original arrangers conducted their own work…

Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]

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Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]

Stan Kenton - Rendezvous of Standards and Classics (1950-1957) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 302 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (7243 8 33620 2 8)

A collection of five great albums: "Milestones", "Sketches On Standards", "Kenton Classics", "Portraits on Standards", "Rendezvous with Kenton".
There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1950-1951 (2002) (Repost)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1950-1951 (2002) (Repost)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1950-1951 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1255)

Illness, exhaustion and a national recording ban imposed by executives heading the American Federation of Musicians forced Stan Kenton to disband and withdraw from the music scene in December 1948. The hiatus lasted until February 1950, when he resumed making records for the Capitol label (see Classics 1185, Stan Kenton & His Orchestra 1950). Classics 1255, 1950-1951, which is the seventh volume in the Classics Kenton chronology, contains all of the recordings he made with his big band between May 18 1950 and March 20 1951. By and large, Kenton's music sounded better than ever during this period…

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 Vol. 2 (1998)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 Vol. 2 (1998)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 Vol. 2 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 186 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1039)

Like its immediate predecessor, volume five in the Classics Stan Kenton chronology contains a substantial amount of material composed and/or arranged by Sicilian-American Pete Rugolo, a student of Darius Milhaud and Kenton's right-hand man during the mid- to late '40s. It was Rugolo who assisted Kenton during his experiments with modernized, "progressive" big band jazz. (Speaking of modern jazz, note the return of alto saxophonist Art Pepper on the session of October 22, 1947, which opened with Rugolo's "Unison Riff.") Following the example of Dizzy Gillespie, Kenton was now incorporating more Latin percussion and Caribbean rhythms than ever into his music, and even hired Cuban bandleader Machito to play maracas on the sessions which took place during the latter part of December 1947…

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 (1998)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 (1998)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1947 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 170 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1011)

Bucking the tide while beginning to surf on a wave of increasingly mannered modernity, Stan Kenton's orchestra maintained its popularity during the post-WWII decline of the big bands. Volume four in the Classics Stan Kenton chronology presents all of his Capitol recordings made between January 2 and September 24, 1947. June Christy continued to be the featured vocalist, often backed by Kenton's newly formed vocal group, the Pastels. Dave Lambert was the director of this ensemble and sang with them on at least the first three tracks heard here…

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 165 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 949)

There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1945 (1996)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1945 (1996)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1945 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 265 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 898)

Volume two in the Classics Stan Kenton chronology presents all of his Capitol and V-Disc recordings made between January 16 and December 26, 1945, with a pair of initially rejected Gene Howard vocal sides from 1944 tossed in as bonus tracks, out of sequence, like an afterthought. Singers would now become an increasingly important ingredient in the postwar entertainment industry. At the beginning of 1945, Kenton's featured female vocalist was sultry Anita O'Day, who later explained with characteristic gut level honesty why she quit after the session of January 16: "The band was great - but it wasn't a swing band"…

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1995)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1995)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 848)

Stan Kenton's earliest recordings as a leader make this first volume in the Classics Kenton chronology the logical starting point for anyone seeking to comprehend his life and work. Beginning with a long lost "Etude for Saxophones" and plowing through nine Decca sides from late 1941 and early 1942, the producers of this compilation shed light on Kenton's pre-Capitol period. With the exception of "This Love of Mine" (sung by tenor saxophonist Red Dorris), all of the Decca recordings are instrumentals that contain premonitions of Kenton's eventual obsession with stylized modernity. Parallels could be drawn with the music of Claude Thornhill, Larry Clinton and Raymond Scott…