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Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 19, 2017
Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)

Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 336.49 Mb + 69.83 Mb (Scans) | 53:06
Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Funk | Country: Finland | Label: Finnlevy (300062)

The Oulunkyla Pop/Jazz Conservatoire in Helsinki, Finland was founded in 1972. The Conservatoire is the leading seat on educating Finnish rock and jazz musicians. The Oulunkyla Big Band has been the clue of the Conservatoire from the very beginning. Lately the band has been touring together with Pepe Ahlqvist, the most well-known blues veteran in the country. The success has been overwhelming. Pepe Ahlqvist is the leading vocalist and harmonica player in Finnish blues. During his outstanding career Pepe has played with legendary blues ”breakers” like Buddy Guy, Champion Jack Dupree and Junior Wells among others. Together with his own line-up called H.A.R.P. he has out four chart topping albums full of tight rhythm & blues.
Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 636 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 227 Mb
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© 1979, 2004 Terrones / Blue Marge | 1001
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Fusion / Hard Bop / Jazz-Funk / Saxophone

From the outset, Archie Shepp's terminally misunderstood Attica Blues on Impulse during the 1970s was an attempt by the saxophonist and composer to bring together the various kinds of African American musics under one heading and have them all express the conscience of the day. His ensemble featured singers, string players, horns, drums, guitars, etc. The sounds were a Gordian knot of jazz, free music, R&B, soul, groove, and even funk. In 1979 Shepp was given the opportunity to realize the project with an ensemble of his choosing at the Palais des Glaces in Paris (New York was already courting Wimpton Marsalis). Shepp chose 30 musicians and director/conductor Ray Copeland. Among the throng were saxophonists Marion Brown, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, and John Ware.
Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Oliver Nelson's Big Band - Live From Los Angeles (1967) {2005 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 276 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Genre: jazz

Live From Los Angeles is the 1967 album by The Oliver Nelson's Big Band. Originally released on Impulse, this CD version was released by the Verve Music Group on 27 September, 2005.

Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 30, 2017
Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)

Claude Bolling - Big Band Panorama (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 429.72 Mb + 17.45 Mb (Scans) | 64:10
Swing, Big Band | Country: France | Label: Disques Adès (ADES 14.081-2)

Parmi les noms de musiciens qui donnent à l’histoire du jazz les plus brillants de ses feux, ceux de Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman et Glenn Miller - pour ne citer que les principaux - ont un éclat tout particulier. De ces musiciens, et des phalanges qu’ils dirigèrent, la gloire fut considérable: elle s’épanouit aussi bien au sein des «happy few» que dans le grand public populaire. Notre proposition pourrait donc s’énoncer en termes de dialectique négative: sans grands orchestres, l’histoire du jazz n’aurait pas été tout à fait ce qu’elle fut: lui manquerait une certaine plénitude.

Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 29, 2017
Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)

Big Band Collector's Series - 5 Releases (1997-1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,25 Gb | 02:36:21 | Scans included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Green Hill

Original Big Band recordings digitally re-mastered for high quality sound while preserving the authenticity of the timeless recordings. Five volumes of the successful Big Band Collector's Series together. Over 45 songs total!

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 29, 2017
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 232.59 Mb | 69:32 | Covers
Big Band, Swing | Label: Hindsight Records (HCD 401)

While oscillating between retirement and comebacks throughout the '30s and '40s, clarinetist Artie Shaw cut several incredible sides from 1938-1939. After ditching a string orchestra setup, Shaw formed his first big band in 1937 and eventually gained fame with his signature performance of "Begin the Beguine." The bandleader would go on to commit a slew of numbers to wax up until another retirement in 1939.

Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 28, 2017
Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)

Alan Ferber Big Band - Jigsaw (2017)
Jazz | 58:07 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 133 MB
Label: Sunnyside

2017 release. Ferber has led his big band over the past six years; it is made up of players who are not afraid to be expressive, whether in a big band or small ensemble setting. They have to be comfortable playing lyrically and melodically as well as be acute listeners who are willing to interact and feel time together. To accomplish this, Ferber assembled musicians of stylistically diverse backgrounds. In his trombone section alone there is a veteran of the Woody Herman Big Band and one of Kronos Quartet's in-house composers.
Raymond Fol Big Band - Les 4 saisons (1965) {Gitanes 548 791-2 rel 2001}

Raymond Fol Big Band - Les 4 saisons (1965) {Gitanes 548 791-2 rel 2001}
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© 1965, 2001 EmArcy / Universal / Gitanes | 548 791-2 | Jazz in Paris 66
Jazz / Big Band / Bop

Raymond Fol's jazz arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" may have fallen into obscurity, but the French pianist's big band scoring of this classical favorite shows plenty of imagination. With a band of his fellow countrymen, along with expatriate Americans Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), bassist Jimmy Woode, and drummer Art Taylor, he casts a variety of moods, even within individual sections. In the first movement of "Le Printemps (The Spring)" he chooses an Afro-Cuban mood, while the second shifts to a smaller chamber jazz setting, showcasing guitarist Pierre Cullaz, vibraphonist Sadi, and the leader in turn.

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 22, 2017
Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) {Mack Avenue}

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) {Mack Avenue}
WEB FLAC | Scans 300dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop

Christian McBride's second big-band album, 2017's Bringin' It, is a robust, swaggeringly performed set of originals and standards showcasing his deft arranging skills and his ensemble's exuberant virtuosity. The album comes six years after his previous big-band outing, The Good Feeling, and once again finds the bassist conscripting a slew of his talented cohorts (some new, others returning), including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Ron Blake, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Brandon Lee, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Xavier Davis, drummer Quincy Phillips, and others. Together, they make a swinging, dynamic sound that brings to mind the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra of the 1960s and bassist Charles Mingus' various big-band recordings. It should be noted that both of those ensembles continue to live on as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Mingus Big Band, and McBride's group matches their high artistic legacies.

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Sept. 22, 2017
Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68 minutes | 158 MB
Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue

conic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band’s 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling,puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display.