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Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}

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Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}

Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 192MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Of the seven songs on this Blue Note date, four are more common than the other three because they contain solos by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and have therefore been reissued more often. Actually there are quite a few solos in the all-star sextet (which includes the bassist-leader, Coltrane, trumpeter Donald Byrd, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Horace Silver, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) and all of the players get their chances to shine on this fairly spontaneous hard bop set. Coltrane's two obscure compositions ("Nita" and "Just for the Love") are among the more memorable tunes and are worth reviving. "Tale of the Fingers" features the quintet without Coltrane, the rhythm section stretches out on "Whims of Chambers," and "Tale of the Fingers" is a showcase for Chambers' bowed bass. This is a fine effort and would be worth picking up by straight-ahead jazz fans even if John Coltrane had not participated.

Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Nina Simone - Live At Town Hall & The Amazing Nina Simone (2010) 2CDs

Nina Simone - 'Live At Town Hall' (1959) + 'The Amazing Nina Simone' (1959) 2CD, 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 226 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: PLAY 24-7 | # PLAY 2-069 | 01:26:20

The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude".

VA - Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) (2017)

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VA - Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) (2017)

VA - Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:46:05 | 499 Mb
Soul, Gospel, Rock'n'Roll | Label: Craft Recordings

Jesus Rocked the Jukebox offers a spirited celebration of some of the most foundational songs in American musical history, tracing the evolution of the modern Soul, R&B, and Rock n' Roll genres via the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Swan Silvertones, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, and The Chosen Gospel Singers featuring Lou Rawls.

Stan Getz - At The Shrine (1955) [Reissue 2009]

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Stan Getz - At The Shrine (1955) [Reissue 2009]

Stan Getz - At The Shrine (1955) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967076)

Tenor Stan Getz and valve-trombonist Bob Brookmeyer made a mutually beneficial team. Although they had not played together all that much in 1954 (Brookmeyer had left Getz's band earlier in the year to join the Gerry Mulligan Quartet), the strong musical communication between the two horns during this set is obvious. Eight of the ten selections are from a live concert (with pianist John Williams, bassist Bill Anthony, and drummer Art Mardigan) while the final two numbers (on what was originally a pair of LPs) were cut in the studio the following day with the same personnel except that Frank Isola was on drums. Highlights of this cool-toned bop music (which, in addition to the solos, has many exciting ensembles) include "Lover Man," "Pernod," "Tasty Pudding," and "It Don't Mean a Thing."

Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)

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Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)

Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 352 Mb | Scans - 48 Mb | 02:33:39
Jazz, Bebop | Label: Essential Jazz Classics

This 2-CD set compiles all of the music recorded by the Charles Mingus Quintet with Max Roach as the guest star during a fruitful and extended evening in 1955. Most but not all of the material appeared on the LPs "Mingus at the Bohemia" (Debut Records DEB-123) and "The Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach" (Fantasy 6009), while the rest were issued on different compilations.

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

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Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967151)

Recorded during his five year "vacation" from Duke Ellington's orchestra, this Johnny Hodges set features his band sticking mostly to standards. With trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritonist Harry Carney, pianist Call Cobbs, or Richie Powell, bassist John Williams, drummer Louis Bellson, and either Jimmy Hamilton or John Coltrane (who unfortunately does not solo) on tenor, Hodges had a particularly strong group. High points include "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title track and a seven-song ballad medley.

John Coltrane - Side Steps (2009) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRS-31345 rec 1956-58}

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John Coltrane - Side Steps (2009) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRS-31345 rec 1956-58}

John Coltrane - Side Steps (2009) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRS-31345 rec 1956-58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.27 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 915 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 3.19 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-58, 2009 Prestige / Concord | PRS-31345 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The artistic prowess of saxophonist John Coltrane was so expansive and influential - even in his own short lifetime, let alone in the decades since his death - that it's difficult to quantify or differentiate his significance as a leader, a collaborator, a sideman or any other role in the jazz idiom. What's certain, though, is that some of his most pivotal session work took place on the Prestige label in the 1950s.

Terry Gibbs - A Jazz Band Ball, Second Set (1957) {V.S.O.P. Records #40 rel 1998}

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Terry Gibbs - A Jazz Band Ball, Second Set (1957) {V.S.O.P. Records #40 rel 1998}

Terry Gibbs - A Jazz Band Ball, Second Set (1957) {V.S.O.P. Records #40 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1998 V.S.O.P. Records / Mode Records | #40 / Mode 123
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Vibes

This reissue is unrelated to another V.S.O.P. set simply titled A Jazz Band Ball. Terry Gibbs on vibes and marimba matches wits and creativity with Victor Feldman and Larry Bunker, both of whom double on vibes and xylophone. Assisted by pianist Lou Levy, bassist Max Bennett and drummer Mel Lewis, the intriguing frontline essentially plays bop, but with a great deal of color. The interaction between the vibraphonists, who are all featured and occasionally trade off, is the main reason to acquire this very interesting set.

Eddie Heywood - 1950-1951 (The Chronological Classics) (2004)

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Eddie Heywood - 1950-1951 (The Chronological Classics) (2004)

Eddie Heywood - 1950-1951 (The Chronological Classics) (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 190 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 162 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Piano Jazz, Swing | Label: Classic Records, Classics 1360 | 01:16:04

Perfectly suited for the task of providing attractive and accessible music for public consumption, jazz pianist Eddie Heywood, Jr. occupies a comfortable stylistic plateau somewhere between the flashy Herman Chittison and the painterly Erroll Garner. Famous as an accompanist for Billie Holiday and leader of a widely acclaimed small group that recorded for the Commodore label during the early and mid-'40s, Heywood was forced by failing health to take a three-year hiatus from professional activity beginning in 1947. This fourth installment of his complete works in chronological order presents Heywood's comeback recordings, starting with four unaccompanied solos from 1950 and four 1951 piano studies with unidentified large-band accompaniment.

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

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John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.76 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 735 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 2.91 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1956-58, 2007 Prestige / Concord | PRCD5-30204 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Interplay, Prestige Records' new 5-CD set, containing early collaborative recordings of the peerless tenor saxophonist and visionary John Coltrane, serves two distinct purposes. The first is to offer an extraordinary collection of music that provides an excellent overview of the modern jazz scene during the fertile 1956-1958 period. The other - and arguably more important purpose to the legions of Coltrane faithful - is its rich delineation of the evolutionary process behind one of the most profoundly important and emotionally compelling artists this planet has ever seen.

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
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 122 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
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.

Various Artists - The Folk Years (2003) {3CD Set TimeLife-Warner M18942G rec 1957-1969}

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Various Artists - The Folk Years (2003) {3CD Set TimeLife-Warner M18942G rec 1957-1969}

Various Artists - The Folk Years (2003) {3CD Set TimeLife-Warner M18942G rec 1957-1969}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 962 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 385 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 152 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-69, 2003 TimeLife Music / Warner / Sony Music | M18942G
Folk / Folk Rock / Pop / Rock

Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. of AMG wrote of the lager 8 disc set: Time-Life's The Folk Years is a massive survey of folk, pop-folk, and folk-rock from the 1950s and 1960s spread out over eight discs. At 15 songs per CD – equaling 120 total – this chronicle offers a healthy sampling of popular folk music covering dozens of known and forgotten singers and bands. The emphasis of the collection is on popular folk and popular music influenced by folk, meaning that most of the songs here charted. This emphasis also gives The Folk Years a broader appeal than the average folk revival compilation, making it as fun as it is educational.

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

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John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 946 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 2.87 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-58, 2006 Prestige / Concord | PRCD6-30059-2 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In celebration of John Coltrane's 80th birthday, Concord Music Group is now proud to present Fearless Leader, a special 6-CD boxed set focusing on his Prestige Records output as a band leader (1957-1958). This is the FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE BOXED SET focusing on John Coltrane's Prestige Records output as a band leader. This BEAUTIFUL 6-CD boxed set is adorned with RARE PHOTOGRAPHS of John Coltrane as well as an EXTENSIVE 64-PAGE BOOKLET featuring COMPLETE ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION and liner notes by noted music historians RICHARD S. GINELL and LEWIS PORTER. Also features ORIGINAL SESSION NOTES and fully reproduced ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK. Features noted sidemen RED GARLAND, PAUL CHAMBERS, DONALD BYRD, JIMMY COBB, FREDDIE HUBBARD and ART TAYLOR. 24-BIT REMASTERING from the Original Analog Master Tapes.

Oscar Peterson - Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book (1959) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

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Oscar Peterson - Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book (1959) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book (1959) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 191 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (602517995765)

Jerome Kern's stage tunes - going back to the late '20s with the acclaimed presentation Show Boat - right up to the '40s, will forever be at the core of quintessential American popular songs that hold a dear place in the heart of all straight-ahead jazz performers. Oscar Peterson's immortal trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen play Kern's themes expertly, with no small degree of interpretation, and a clever angle on these well-worn songs that only Peterson can self-identify with his genius mindset…

Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}

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Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}

Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.64 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 835 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1936-54, 2001 Bluebird / BMG | 09026 63808 2
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Sweet Bands / Clarinet

As a rule, record companies don't give artists the chance to pick the songs when a boxed set is assembled. They might ask the person who writes the liner notes to interview the artist, or they might even have the artist write the liner notes. But the label, not the artist, usually chooses the material. Self Portrait is an exception; when this five-CD, 95-track boxed set was assembled in 2001, a 91-year-old Artie Shaw was given a rare chance to make the selections himself and comment on them. And for those who are seriously into the clarinetist, it is fascinating to see what he chooses. Self Portrait, which spans 1936-1954, contains most of his essential swing, era hits, including "Stardust," "Begin the Beguine," "Frenesi," and his ominous signature tune, "Nightmare."