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Nina Simone - Nina Simone Released (1996)

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Nina Simone - Nina Simone Released (1996)

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Released (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Camden, BMG | # 74321 431552 | Time: 01:10:17

This compilation gathers 21 songs from a small period in the career of Nina Simone, the 1967-1968 era of the British hit "Ain't Got No (I Got Life)" and LPs like 1967's Silk & Soul. Those looking for a tight collection of Simone's crossover period will find much to love here, from "It Be's That Way Sometimes" and "The Backlash Blues" to covers of "I Shall Be Released," "Just Like a Woman," and "The Look of Love." The big caveat, however, is the presence of "Ain't Got No (I Got Life)" only in a live version, which makes this collection much more difficult to justify. It's worth picking up on a whim, but definitely not a careful search.

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)

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Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)

Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:16
Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop, West Coast Blues | Label: Chiaroscuro | # CR(D) 314

Veteran tenor Flip Phillips is heard leading a jam session during what was dubbed the 1986 Floating Jazz Festival since the music took place on the S.S. Norway somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Phillips and his fellow tenors Buddy Tate, Al Cohn and Scott Hamilton (along with pianst John Bunch, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Major Holley and drummer Chuck Riggs) clearly had a good time stretching out on the five pieces (which all sport fairly basic chord changes); fluegelhornist Clark Terry dropped by and joins in on three of the pieces. Unfortunately the liner notes do not tell who solos when but veteran collectors should be able to tell the tenors apart. The only minus to this CD is a surprisingly boring monologue by Phillips (one of Chiaroscuro's few unsuccessful "Jazzspeaks") at the conclusion of this disc. However his nine minutes of talking is preceded by 64 minutes of hot jamming, making this CD easily recommended to fans of Jazz at the Philharmonic and straightahead jazz.

Eddie Heywood - Eddie Heywood (1955) {EmArcy Japan EJD-3076 rel 1990}

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Eddie Heywood - Eddie Heywood (1955) {EmArcy Japan EJD-3076 rel 1990}

Eddie Heywood - Eddie Heywood (1955) {EmArcy Japan EJD-3076 rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 127 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 1990 EmArcy / Nippon Phonogram Japan | EJD-3076
Jazz / Cool / Jazz Piano Trio

Compared with other Mercury albums by Eddie Heywood, this album (his first album on EmArcy) sounds more “Jazzy”. Very relaxed, fancy and smooth piano trio recordings, although there are few “thrilling” moments. The Eddie Heywood Sextet was very popular in the mid-'40s, playing melodic and tightly arranged versions of swing standards. Heywood's father, Eddie Heywood, Sr., was a strong jazz pianist of the 1920s who often accompanied Butterbeans and Susie. He taught piano to his son, who played professionally when he was 14. Heywood Jr. performed with bands led by Wayman Carver (1932), Clarence Love (1934-1937), and, after moving to New York, Benny Carter (1939-1940).

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

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Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - Motoring Along (1975) Expanded Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Universal | # 0602498148860 | Time: 01:01:21

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims were lifelong friends who were frequent collaborators both in the studios and in clubs. Cohn only led four recording sessions (two for tiny labels) during 1963-74; all featured Sims. For their Sonet date, Al and Zoot are joined by pianist Horace Parlan, bassist Hugo Rasmussen and drummer Sven Erik Norregaard and they perform three standards, two Cohn songs and Jimmy McGriff's "Motoring Along." Zoot plays some effective soprano on "Yardbird Suite." As usual the two saxophonists mutually inspire each other on the cool-toned but frequently-heated bop date.

Bobby Hutcherson - Live At Montreux (1973) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50506}

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Bobby Hutcherson - Live At Montreux (1973) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50506}

Bobby Hutcherson - Live At Montreux (1973) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50506}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 342 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1973, 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50506
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

One of the most wonderful 70s albums from Bobby Hutcherson – and one of the most deeply spiritual, too! As with others in Blue Note's Montreux series, the tracks are long and very open – with a different flavor than the artists' studio work. Hutcherson works with a hip small group that includes excellent trumpet from Woody Shaw, piano from Hotep Cecil Bernard, bass from Ray Drummond, and drums from Larry Hancock – all snaking out beautifully on these long, spiritual tunes – very much shaped by Woody's presence.

Gerry Mulligan & Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Remastered 1992]

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Gerry Mulligan & Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Remastered 1992]

Gerry Mulligan & Thelonious Monk - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Remastered 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
320 Mb | 146 Mb | Time: 59:50
Riverside Records | OJC20 301-2
Jazz, Cool, Post-Bop

Critics thought the pairing of Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk a strange one when this 1957 session was originally released, Mulligan's light baritone saxophone strongly identified with the cool school and Monk's percussive piano, fractured rhythms, and dissonant tunes the last word in bop. It's an interesting combination, though, with Mulligan's melodic focus actually working fairly well with Monk and his regular band, drummer Shadow Wilson and bassist Wilbur Ware. …

Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)

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Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)

Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Swing, Bop | Label: Chiaroscuro/SOS | # CR(D) 305 | Time: 01:02:15

Veteran trombonist Al Grey leads an unusual quintet on this set from 1988 that, in addition to drummer Bobby Durham, features the sons of Al Cohn (guitarist Joe Cohn), Gerald Wiggins (bassist J.J. Wiggins), and his own Mike Grey on second trombone. The two trombonists have similar sounds, with the elder Grey getting the bulk of the solos. The repertoire mixes together swing standards with lesser-known jazz tunes by Thad Jones, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, and Al Grey himself. The relaxed straight-ahead music flows nicely and all of the musicians (other than Durham) have their opportunities to be featured. Worth searching for.

Eddie Heywood - The Touch Of Eddie Heywood (1957) {RCA Japan BVCJ-37090 rel 1999}

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Eddie Heywood - The Touch Of Eddie Heywood (1957) {RCA Japan BVCJ-37090 rel 1999}

Eddie Heywood - The Touch Of Eddie Heywood (1957) {RCA Japan BVCJ-37090 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 155 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1999 RCA / BMG Japan | BVCJ-37090
Jazz / Cool / Jazz Piano Trio

An extremely talented pianist, Eddie Heywood’s arrangement of Cole Porter's ''Begin the Beguine'' made his sextet one of the most popular jazz groups of the 1940’s. He also wrote the standard “Canadian Sunset,” in the 1950’s to add to his impressive resume. Heywood received his first piano lessons from his father, also named Eddie, who was a well-known band leader in the 20s. Heywood joined his father, playing piano in the pit band at an Atlanta theatre. He also accompanied singers, including Bessie Smith, and thereafter worked in various small jazz groups, including those led by Wayman Carver, Benny Carter and Don Redman.

VA - Jazz Loves Bernstein (2018)

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VA - Jazz Loves Bernstein (2018)

VA - Jazz Loves Bernstein (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:56:48 | 572 Mb / 270 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Classical / Label: Verve

"Jazz and I are on excellent terms," said Bernstein, one of whose earliest jobs was transcribing the instrumental improvisations of such jazz greats as Coleman Hawkins and Earl "Fatha" Hines. Jazz remained a cornerstone of Bernstein's musical consciousness for the remainder of his career, and jazz performers would continue to record Bernstein compositions in the decades to come. Many of those artists are represented on Jazz Loves Bernstein, which opens with Billie Holiday's rousing 1944 rendition of "Big Stuff," from Bernstein's early ballet Fancy Free, and closing with a haunting 1996 reading of "Some Other Time," from Bernstein's Broadway smash On the Town, performed here by Mark Whitfield and Diana Krall. In between is a sterling selection of performances that demonstrate the ongoing appeal of Bernstein's melodic gift.

Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) {1997/2005, Reissue}

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Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) {1997/2005, Reissue}

Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) {1997/2005, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 461 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 201 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Piano Jazz / Trumpet Jazz
Verve Records #0602498840283 / MG VS-6062

Digitally remastered and expanded edition contains the complete classic album Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson which presents Satchmo singing and playing standards that were not part of his usual repertoire. Featuring Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson. As a bonus, two rare tunes from the same session and an alternate take of 'Let's Fall in Love' only previously available on compilations, and the four Armstrong showcase tunes from the Ella & Louis Again session.

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005

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Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Covers included | 01:11:23
Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840153

Altoist/arranger Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions is a revisiting, instrumentation-wise, to the famous 1937 session that Carter and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins made in France with two top European saxophonists (Andre Ekyan and Alix Combelle) and guitarist Django Reinhardt. The all-star group (which also includes Hawkins, altoist Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse on second tenor, pianist Dick Katz, guitarist John Collins, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Jo Jones) performs a particularly inspired repertoire. Carter's charts, which allow Hawkins to stretch out on "Body and Soul," give everyone a chance to shine. "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Crazy Rhythm" hold their own with the 1937 versions, and "Blue Star" and "Doozy" prove to be two of Carter's finest originals. Although Benny Carter was not actively playing much at the time (this was his only small-group recording during 1963-1975), he is heard in typically prime form. Very highly recommended.

Oscar Peterson - Standards (2010)

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Oscar Peterson - Standards (2010)

Oscar Peterson - Standards (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 174 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 82 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop | Verve Music #2731066

As part of Verve's Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances series, pianist Oscar Peterson is spotlighted on eight tracks recorded in the ‘50s. This set is aimed at the casual listener and includes top-notch performances of "Cheek to Cheek," "That Old Black Magic," and "Georgia on My Mind." The shifting Peterson trio includes guitarists Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Thigpen. Trumpeter Clark Terry shares solo space with Peterson on “Mack the Knife."

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

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VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:04
Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Hear Music | # 314520769-2

A Collection Of Jazz Classics. 13 Tracks. Billy Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Mose Allison, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson Trio, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster.

Phil Woods - Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine (1975) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3994}

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Phil Woods - Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine (1975) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3994}

Phil Woods - Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine (1975) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 309 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 274 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3994
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Phil Woods toured Japan in 1975 with the Japanese Rhythm Machine (pianist Hideo Ichikawa, bassist Mitsuaki Furuno, and drummer George Otsuka), recording this album at during a concert at Kosei Nenkin Kaikan in Tokyo. The alto saxophonist is at the top of his game, while the rhythm section provides excellent support, with Ichikawa especially shining in the solo spotlight.
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