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Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

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Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 793 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 397 Mb
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© 1956-61, 2010 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music | FVTD050
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Released in 2010, Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era is the ideal sequel to Proper's Little Giant, which examined saxophonist Tubby Hayes' recording activity as sideman and leader during the years 1954-1956. Jazz Genius follows his progress from 1956 through 1961, an exciting period during which he enlarged upon the Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody influences by continuing to absorb what was in the air while tapping into his own intuitive gifts, branching out from tenor and baritone saxes to demonstrate a developing facility on both vibraphone and flute. Drawn from six different albums, these 41 selections were originally recorded for the Ember label which was operated by Jeff Kruger, owner of the Flamingo Club in Soho.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 189 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS (450984 2)

This dynamic quartet, strongly influential during the cool jazz period, performed as a group from 1951 to 1967. Since the 1930s, leader Dave Brubeck received high praise and critical acclaim for his role as bandleader and for his stirring arrangements. At the piano, Brubeck plays along with the accompaniment of Paul Desmond, another timeless jazz legend in his own right. Joe Morello drives the rhythm of the group on drums and percussion with the help of Gene Wright, who shares his talent and pulsating beats on standup bass. Desmond is featured on this collection of standards, jamming along on the alto sax to tunes such as "Swanee River," "That Lonesome Road," and "Basin Street Blues." Brubeck shimmers with radiance and phenomenal craftiness in his piano improvisation at the end of "Georgia on My Mind"…

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957)

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Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957)

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House (1957)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve/Polygram (831 272-2), 1986

Whatever Norman Granz was using as a thinking man's energy drink in 1957 when he formulated this Jazz at the Philharmonic all-star band should be bottled and sold to the world. This stroke of genius was manifested in pairing Stan Getz with J.J. Johnson, backing them up with pianist Oscar Peterson's legendary trio including bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and adding MJQ drummer Connie Kay to this truly classic jazz sextet. Two JATP concerts done in Chicago (in stereo) and Los Angeles (in mono) comprise this expanded edition CD, with some stretched-out jams, repeat tunes, and extra material…

Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}

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Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}

Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}
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© 1957-58, 1996 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7243 8 37987 2 8
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Both historically important and highly entertaining, Fingerpickin' serves up ten recordings from before Wes Montgomery officially burst onto the scene as a leader with his Prestige albums. The core ensemble will be familiar to anyone who's heard the Montgomery Brothers' Groove Yard album; Buddy and Monk Montgomery are the leaders here, on vibes and bass, respectively, with Buddy contributing four originals. The material was cut on the West Coast in 1957, while Wes was still holding down his day job in Indianapolis and gigging six nights a week on the home front.

Jimmy Lytell - The Complete Pathé Recordings 1926-28 (2012) {Jazz Oracle BDW8069}

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Jimmy Lytell - The Complete Pathé Recordings 1926-28 (2012) {Jazz Oracle BDW8069}

Jimmy Lytell - The Complete Pathé Recordings 1926-28 (2012) {Jazz Oracle BDW8069}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
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© 1926-28, 2012 Pathé / Jazz Oracle | BDW8069
Jazz / Early Jazz / Hot Jazz / Clarinet

The complete solo clarinet recordings of Jimmy Lytell, recorded between 1926 and 1928 for Pathé. Lytell, primarily a studio musician and a mainstay of the Original Memphis Five during the 1920s, is revealed here to be a fine soloist in his own right. This compilation contains all known takes of these recordings, which also feature such luminaries as Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Frank Signorelli and Rube Bloom. The fully-illustrated booklet includes notes by collector Phil Melick, and audio restoration is by Karl Machat.

VA - Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 (2015)

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VA - Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 (2015)

VA - Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:13 | 421 Mb
World, Funk, Jazz | Label: Soundway Records

In conjunction with compiler and highlife researcher Dr. Markus Coester, Soundway Records present a very special release. Highlife On The Move includes the two first ever recordings by a certain Fela Ransome Kuti with his band The Highlife Rakers. Recorded by Melodisc in London in 1960 both tracks have been unearthed after more than fifty years in hiding.

VA - Witchcraft in the Air (Detroit Soul 1957-1962) (2013)

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VA - Witchcraft in the Air (Detroit Soul 1957-1962) (2013)

VA - Witchcraft in the Air (Detroit Soul 1957-1962) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 533 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 318 Mb | 02:18:56
Soul | Label: History Of Soul

Not just another early Detroit Soul compilation. This is the cream of that transitional, pre-Hitsville era, when Detroit's labels, artists and producers were putting out popular, black dance music that they hoped might get noticed and sell enough to make them rich and famous. This is a CD to play over and over from start to finish. Every track a gem - no duds guaranteed!

Coleman Hawkins - Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (2012)

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Coleman Hawkins - Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (2012)

Coleman Hawkins - Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,09 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,3 Gb | Digital book & booklet - 239 Mb | 09:37:20
Jazz, Swing | Label: Mosaic Records

Through the 1930s, Coleman Hawkins growth is exponential, especially in his ballad playing. Buttery warm and cozy, he finds notes that always work within the chord and are clearly there for anyone to find. But he's the one who finds them. And what is there to say about his solo on 1939's "Body and Soul" that hasn't already been said? This is the music that has proven so inspirational to generations of tenor saxophonists since; the endless possibility when taste and intelligence take on exceptional material. Our jam-packed set on eight CDs includes 190 tracks, 12 never before released. Included is material from Coleman's earliest days with Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, his time with Henderson including various pseudonym bands and offshoots that shared personnel, the Mound City Blue Blowers, Benny Goodman's orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Count Basie, co-leader sides with trumpeter Henry Red Allen, Cozy Cole, and a variety of all-star dates for Metronome, Leonard Feather, and Esquire, as well as recordings as a leader of his own dates. Our research has corrected many discrepancies in previous discographies.

Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}

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Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}

Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}
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© 1949-54, 2005 Verve / Universal Music Italia Srl | 983 3382
Jazz / Bop / Small Group / Big Band / Saxophone

As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by Parker's perfect solo on "Oh Lady Be Good," a ferocious improvisation on "The Closer," and a solo on "Embraceable You" that tops his more famous studio recording. In addition, this box has all of the "Bird and Strings" sides, his meetings with Machito's Cuban orchestra, the 1950 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, small-group dates (including a 1951 meeting with Miles Davis), odd encounters with voices and studio bands, the famous "Jam Blues" with fellow altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, and his final recordings, a set of Cole Porter tunes. The fact-filled 34-page booklet is also indispensable. Highly recommended.

VA - Magnificent Malkauns (2004) {Saregama}

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VA - Magnificent Malkauns (2004) {Saregama}

VA - Magnificent Malkauns (2004) {Saregama}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 196 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 99 mb
Genre: Indian classical

Magnificent Malkauns is a 2004 compilation of elements of "Raga Malkauns", done by different musicians recorded in different time periods. This was compiled by Saregama.

The Stan Getz Quartet - The Steamer (1957) [Reissue 1999] (Repost)

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The Stan Getz Quartet - The Steamer (1957) [Reissue 1999] (Repost)

The Stan Getz Quartet - The Steamer (1957) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 171 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (547 771-2)

It doesn't happen too often, but there are times when the title of a jazz album and the material within interface perfectly. Hence The Steamer, where Stan Getz joined forces with a super West Coast-based rhythm section to produce some truly steaming music. "Blues for Mary Jane" is remarkable; for all of the straight-ahead heat generated by the rhythm section, Getz is incredibly relaxed, poised, and always under control while still managing to swing like mad. In other words, the style that he was able to carry over to his bossa nova adventures in the following decade is right here, ready to go. There is also room for the Getz-ballad manner on "You're Blase," and "Like Someone in Love" combines a leisurely swinging tempo with Getz's natural warmth…

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4007~8}

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Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4007~8}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4007~8}
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© 1956, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4007~8
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Progressive Jazz

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Due to bad mike placement on stage, the original "live" album was actually a studio re-creation; the actual live performance was never issued-until now. This 2-CD set contains the complete original album and the hour-plus concert. More than 100 minutes of new music, and the whole thing's in stereo for the first time!

John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane (1958) {Prestige RVG 0888072312210 rel 2009}

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John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane (1958) {Prestige RVG 0888072312210 rel 2009}

John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane (1958) {Prestige RVG 0888072312210 rel 2009}
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© 1958, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072312210 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster | P-7243
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Saxophone

I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger. — Rudy Van Gelder

Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 1 (1959)

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Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 1 (1959)

Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 1 (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2001 | Universal/Decca, 157 561-2 | ~ 195 or 85 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7.57 Mb
Chamber Jazz

Bach is arguably the greatest composer to have ever lived. He is also arguably the least accessible to those who don't enjoy classical music. His music is very structured and self contained. His music is difficult to phrase and play. His music was considered passé by his death. Bach owes his current popularity in part to composers from more then a century ago who succeeded in a revival of early music in the 19th century…

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz: Red Hot And Cool (1955) [Reissue 2001] (Repost)

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz: Red Hot And Cool (1955) [Reissue 2001] (Repost)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz: Red Hot And Cool (1955) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 61468)

Recorded during three different stays at New York's Basin Street, Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool is making its first appearance in the U.S. on CD. It documents - with the addition of two additional performances that were previously unissued - the original Brubeck quartet in its final years. In 1956 Joe Morello would replace Joe Dodge, and in 1958 Eugene Wright would take over the bass chair from Bob Bates. What strikes the listener about this band, is a having been seasoned for five years when the first of these performances were recorded, the Brubeck quartet was far more immersed in the blues than anyone - at least the critics of the time - had given them credit for…