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Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}

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Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}

Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}
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© 1955, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1036
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

Lennie Tristano's Atlantic debut was a controversial album at the time of its release. Though Tristano was regarded as a stellar and innovative bebop pianist, he had been absent from recording for six years and had founded a jazz school where he focused instead on teaching. The first four tunes on this set shocked the jazz world at the time of their release (though not critic Barry Ulanov, who was Tristano's greatest champion and wrote the liner notes for the set). The reason was that on those four original tunes – "Line Up," "Requiem," "Turkish Mambo," and "East Thirty-Second" – Tristano actually overdubbed piano lines, and sped the tape up and down for effect.

Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}

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Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}

Various Artists - Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (1935-1941) {3CD Set, Mosaic Select MS-030 rel 2008}
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© 1935-41, 2008 Mosaic Records / Sony BMG | MS-030
Jazz / Blues / Jazz Blues

While most Mosaic limited-edition boxed sets concentrate on recordings by an individual bandleader or a single record label, Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano features sessions by a number of different artists from several labels active in the 1930s and early '40s, when boogie-woogie was very popular. Fifteen different pianists are featured (if one counts Lionel Hampton playing two fingered-duo piano in a band setting), though it is the giants of the genre, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, and Jimmy Yancey who are given the most exposure.

Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}

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Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}

Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball (1999) {MCA Records MCAD-12044 rec 1938-1954}
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© 1938-54, 1999 MCA Records | MCAD-12044
Jazz / Swing / Jump Blues / Jive

Perhaps the most renowned performer from the '40's Jump, Jive and Swing Era, Jordan created a style and songbook that continues to be influential, and he's acknowledged by artists from B.B. King to Brian Setzer. The #1 Black hit-maker of the '40's, Jordan is in every Hall of Fame imaginable. The 1st full-length, in-depth compilation to focus on Jordan's most swinging music features 12 tracks making their U.S. CD debut.

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars - Satch Plays Fats (1955) {Columbia VCK-40378 rel 1986}

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Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars - Satch Plays Fats (1955) {Columbia VCK-40378 rel 1986}

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars - Satch Plays Fats (1955) {Columbia VCK-40378 rel 1986}
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© 1955, 1986 Columbia / CBS Canada | VCK-40378
Jazz / Jive / Swing / Trumpet

Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate's band and four years later in the New York revue Connie's Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955, when such ideas were new. The nine tracks feature Armstrong ably supported by his All-Stars on such classics as "Honeysuckle Rose," "Squeeze Me," and "Ain't Misbehavin'." The mid-'50s was a fertile time for Armstrong, and this makes for a stellar package.

Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia--Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}

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Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia--Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}

Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia–Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}
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© 1951-53, 1998 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 65259
Jazz / Jump Blues / Swing / Big Band

In late 1951, Louis Prima was hot on the heels of a comeback success the year before with "Oh Babe!," and a record so big that it spawned numerous cover versions by everyone from Wynonie Harris and Lionel Hampton to Kay Starr and even a Spanish language version by Lalo Guerrero ("Chitas Patas Boogie" on Imperial and used in the movie Zoot Suit with Edward James Olmos). After three follow-ups went nowhere (one of which was the immortal "Zooma Zooma"), Prima came to Columbia Records and was handed over to A&R chief Mitch Miller. And here was part of the problem. Prima's audience liked a cruder Louis and were used to records cut on shoestring budgets with production values that were as raw as the music they framed, while Miller's production was state-of-the-art squeaky-clean.

Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}

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Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}

Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}
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© 1958, 2009 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10360
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Just after John Coltrane left him and before the arrival of Charlie Rouse, Thelonious Monk formed a quartet with Johnny Griffin, which played at the Five Spot in New York in August & July, 1958. Half of this music was issued on two original Riverside albums: “In Action” and “Misterioso”. This edition contains all known music from these famous gigs plus as a bonus, a rare sextet selection by Monk including Griffin, Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams.

VA - Mac Rebennack: Good Times In New Orleans 1958-1962 (2017)

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VA - Mac Rebennack: Good Times In New Orleans 1958-1962 (2017)

VA - Mac Rebennack: Good Times In New Orleans 1958-1962 (2017)
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R'n'B | Label: Soul Jam Records

Mac Rebennack, who would gain fame under the pseudonym Dr. John, had become a valued composer, as well as a skilled keybordist and guitarist by his late teens. He played with bands in his home ity of New Orleans, cooking up a gumbo of rhythm & blues, boogie, and rock & roll peppered with unleashed horns and a Creole flavor. His work was influenced greatly by pianist/songwriter Professor Longhair, who is regarded as a trailblazing pioneer of New Orleans-style R&B.

Gil Evans - Gil Evans & Ten (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-346-2 rel 1999}

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Gil Evans - Gil Evans & Ten (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-346-2 rel 1999}

Gil Evans - Gil Evans & Ten (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-346-2 rel 1999}
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© 1957, 1999 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | OJCCD-346-2 / 00025218634625
Jazz / Cool / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Although arranger Gil Evans had been active in the major leagues of jazz ever since the mid-'40s and had participated in Miles Davis' famous Birth of the Cool recordings, Gil Evans & Ten was his first opportunity to record as a leader. The set features a typically unusual 11-piece unit consisting of two trumpets, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, French horn player Willie Ruff, Steve Lacy on soprano, altoist Lee Konitz, Dave Kurtzer on bassoon, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Nick Stabulas or Jo Jones on drums, plus the leader's sparse piano.

Thelonious Monk featuring John Coltrane - Live at the Five Spot: Discovery! (1957) {Blue Note D110906 rel 1993}

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Thelonious Monk featuring John Coltrane - Live at the Five Spot: Discovery! (1957) {Blue Note D110906 rel 1993}

Thelonious Monk featuring John Coltrane - Live at the Five Spot: Discovery! (1957) {Blue Note D110906 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1993 Blue Note / Capitol Records | D 110906
Jazz / Bop / Piano / Saxophone

The urban mythology surrounding this non-professional recording – suggesting that Naima Coltrane (aka Mrs. John Coltrane) was running tape during this particular set – is fortunately true. Fortunate, that is, for lovers of bop or anyone who ever wished in vain that they could be transported to a legendary night such as the one captured during this short disc. The raw nature of this audience tape more accurately reveals the reality of experiencing a performance during the Five Spot's halcyon days. What can also be found beyond the sporadic chatter and general hubbub of a New York City Harlem nightclub is arguably the strongest aural evidence of the unique working rapport these two jazz icons shared.

Bud Powell - Inner Fires (1953) {Discovery/Warner}

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Bud Powell - Inner Fires (1953) {Discovery/Warner}

Bud Powell - Inner Fires (1953) {Discovery/Warner}
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Genre: Jazz, Bop

This album features trio performances by pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Roy Haynes that were recorded live at a Washington D.C. club; they were released for the first time in 1982. Powell is in consistently exciting form (this was one of his good nights) and the musicians sound inspired and creative during the set of bop-oriented standards. This recording concludes with a couple of excerpts from Bud Powell interviews held in 1963, giving listeners a rare chance to hear his voice.

Milt Jackson - Opus De Jazz (1955) Japanese UHQCD Remastered Reissue 2017

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Milt Jackson - Opus De Jazz (1955) Japanese UHQCD Remastered Reissue 2017

Milt Jackson - Opus De Jazz (1955) UHQCD Remastered Reissue 2017
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Hard Bop, Vibraphone Jazz | Label: | # COCB-54221 | Time: 00:34:00

This Savoy CD is a duplicate of the original LP although it lacks the fine liner notes included on the Arista/Savoy 1978 LP. The four selections (which unfortunately total under 34 minutes) are excellent, particularly a fun version of Horace Silver's blues "Opus De Funk" in which vibraphonist Milt Jackson, flutist Frank Wess and pianist Hank Jones have a long tradeoff. The quintet (which also includes bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Kenny Clarke) swings nicely throughout the three blues and lone ballad ("You Leave Me Breathless"). This is not essential, but it is enjoyable music.

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - Dixieland In Hi-Fi (vinyl rip) (1954) {Riverside}

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Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - Dixieland In Hi-Fi (vinyl rip) (1954) {Riverside}

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - Dixieland In Hi-Fi (vinyl rip) (1954) {Riverside}
Vinyl rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 168 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 73 mb
Genre: jazz, dixieland

Dixieland In Hi-Fi is a 1954 album by Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings. This was released by Riverside and is a vinyl rip, recorded and released in mono.

Blue Mitchell - Blue Soul (1959) {Riverside Japan, VICJ-41559, MiniLP JVC 20bit K2 rel 2006}

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Blue Mitchell - Blue Soul (1959) {Riverside Japan, VICJ-41559, MiniLP JVC 20bit K2 rel 2006}

Blue Mitchell - Blue Soul (1959) {Riverside Japan, VICJ-41559, MiniLP JVC 20bit K2 rel 2006}
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© 1959, 2006 Riverside / JVC Japan | VICJ-41559 | 20bit K2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream", and "Waverly Street".

Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius De Moraes - Orfeu Da Conceicao (1956)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim /  Vinicius De Moraes - Orfeu Da Conceicao (1956)

Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius De Moraes - Orfeu Da Conceicao (1956)
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Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

Orfeu da Conceição (Orpheus of the Conception) is a stage play with music in three acts by Vinicius de Moraes and music by Antônio Carlos Jobim. It premiered in 1956 in Rio de Janeiro. The play became the basis for the films Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus, 1959) and Orfeu (1999), and for the musicals Orfeu (Brazil, 2010) and Black Orpheus (Broadway, 2014).The play sets the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in a contemporary favela in Rio de Janeiro during the Brazilian Carnival. Started in 1954, the play was first performed on 25 September 1956 at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro[4] with a stage setting by Oscar Niemeyer. Abdias do Nascimento was in the original cast.

David Attenborough - My Field Recordings from Across the Planet (2018)

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David Attenborough - My Field Recordings from Across the Planet (2018)

David Attenborough - My Field Recordings from Across the Planet (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 269 Mb | 01:57:26
World, Folk, Field Recording | Label: Wrasse Records

This 2CD set is a compilation of original field recordings made by David Attenborough between 1954 and 1963. He travelled to remote parts of the world to find and film exotic animals for the BBC television series Zoo Quest. But he was just as interested in the people he met and their music. Whenever he came across musicians, out came his early portable tape machine . "While I was theoretically looking for pythons, in the evenings I would record different types of music."