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Various Artists - Compact Jazz: Best of Dixieland (1955-61) {Verve 831 375-2 rel 1987}

Various Artists - Compact Jazz: Best of Dixieland (1955-61) {Verve 831 375-2 rel 1987}
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© 1955-61, 1987 Verve Records / PolyGram Int. | 831 375-2
Jazz / Dixieland / Big Band / New Orleans Jazz / Traditional Jazz

The cover art of COMPACT JAZZ * BEST OF DIXIELAND is potentially misleading. Pictured are 78s and cylinders made in the pre-microphone acoustic recording era. Although some of the artists here, such as Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory, were in the studios in those pioneer days, none of their early work is to be found on this set. Rather, we have a collection of full range hi-fi or stereo tracks made for VERVE records in the years spanning 1955 to '61 (the exceptions being one side from 1964 and another made a decade later). A few of the classic New Orleans "locale" tunes appear ("Basin St. Blues," "Perdido St. Blues," "Canal St. Blues"), as well as perennial favorites ("Ballin' The Jack," "St. Louis Blues," "Hindustan"). For an opportunity to listen to the music being performed all around the Crescent City a half-century ago, VERVE's BEST OF DIXIELAND cannot be beat.
Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}

Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}
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© 1956, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0015738-02
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing

This double LP was the first jazz concert ever recorded at the Hollywood Bowl (and only the second one held at that L.A. institution). Although not an official Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, it has the same basic format and was also produced by Norman Granz. Trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenors Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Buddy Rich all jam on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and there is also a ballad medley and a drum solo by Rich. In addition the Oscar Peterson Trio plays two numbers, the remarkable pianist Art Tatum (in one of his final appearances) has four, Ella Fitzgerald sings six songs (including a scat-filled "Airmail Special") and collaborates with Louis Armstrong on two others. For the grand finale nearly everyone returns to the stage for "When the Saints Go Marching In" which Armstrong sings and largely narrates, cheerfully introducing all of the participants. This is a historic and very enjoyable release featuring more than its share of classic greats.

Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 9, 2017
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]

Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.4 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Funk | Label: Mastercuts | Catalog Number: CUTSCD 2/4/7

The Mastercuts label's great Classic Jazz-Funk series kicked off in 1991, and like the remainder of volumes released in its wake throughout the '90s, the first volume more or less concentrates on the '70s end of jazz-funk, as opposed to the form's beginnings during the '60s. Jazz artists were incorporating more potent and often easily danceable backbeats and were also allowing for the R&B of the time to infiltrate their sound, causing purists to shriek in horror at the break from tradition and – just as importantly – the crossover appeal.

Five By Design - Radio Days (1998) {Hot Jazz}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 8, 2017
Five By Design - Radio Days (1998) {Hot Jazz}

Five By Design - Radio Days (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600 dpi, png) | 470 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 307 mb
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | Label: Hot Jazz Recording - DRCD98-9885656

Five By Design’s signature harmonies have withstood the test of time in a career that stands out on America’s musical landscape, spanning more than twenty years. This nationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centers delighting hundreds of thousands.
Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015

Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 990 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 375 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:31:45
Neo-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Classical Crossover | Label: Kind Of Blue/Recording Arts | # 2X645

The names of Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff do not necessarily conjure images and sounds of jazz in one's mind, that is until one has listened to recordings by the Classical Jazz Quartet. Although these musicians utilize the same instruments as the Modern Jazz Quartet, they are in no way clones or copycats of that groundbreaking group. They have very much their own sound and style. This is not surprising given the huge talent of the musicians involved; all four are virtuosos on their respective instruments. The themes, although composed in a different time and place, become excellent vehicles for complex, sometimes, bluesy, often swinging and always fresh improvisations in the hands of these musicians. And although one might think of any recording billed as "classical meets jazz" as background music, this music definitely is not. The double CD consists of the group's three previously released recordings, plus one bonus track featuring their interpretation of Handel's Hallelujah.
The Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Jazz Tones (1954) {2012 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9953}

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Jazz Tones (1954) {2012 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9953}
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© 1953, 1954, 2012 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9953 | Verve LP MG V-8158
Jazz / Bop / Clarinet

The jazz tones here are mighty nice — on a record that sparkles with some of Buddy DeFranco's best music ever ! As with other Verve dates from the time, this DeFranco outing's got a rhythmic pulse that really gets things going — a sense of swing that's nice and lean, but quite powerful too — pushing Buddy past any cliched clarinet modes of the 50s, into a realm that really unlocks new sax-like sounds in his horn! The piano has a lot to do with the record – played here by either Kenny Drew or Sonny Clark — with bass from Milt Hinton or Gene Wright, and drums from Art Blakey and Bobby White.
Ragazze Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No.13, Schulhoff: Esquisses de Jazz, String Quartet No.1 (2015)

Ragazze Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No.13, Schulhoff: Esquisses de Jazz, String Quartet No.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:00 | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 36815

On esko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia (popularly known as esko, but officially means Czech), the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much. It doesn't seem to matter that we hardly know their country: the indescribable energy of the music, with its folk melodies and harmonies, revealing the essence of a nation steeped in a deep cultural history, takes us there instantly.
Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album, not released until 1956, contains the first recordings Sonny Rollins made for Prestige as leader in 1951 and 1953. Rollins is backed on four songs by the Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke), eight other tracks feature Heath with Kenny Drew and Art Blakey, while Miles Davis plays piano on the closing number I Know. Several of these songs appeared in 1952 on 10 inch vinyl entitled Sonny Rollins Quartet.
VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents The Legendary Studio One Records/Original Classic Recordings 1963-80 (2017)

VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents The Legendary Studio One Records/Original Classic Recordings 1963-80 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 59:51 | 138 Mb
Genre: Classics/Ska / Label: Soul Jazz

After almost four years without new releases, Soul Jazz & Studio One are very happy to present "The Legendary Studio One Records - Original Classic Recordings 1963-80". An eventful and memorable trip to the heart of Studio One, the most important record label in the history of Jamaican reggae. Everything is here ! From Ska and Rock Steady by the biggest reggae names such as The Skatalites, The Maytals, Marcia Griffiths and The Heptones, from the roots reggae by Horace Andy, Willie Williams and Wailing Souls from the dancehall by Michigan and Smiley as well as instrumental and Dub. 100% of the foundations of musical style.

Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 17, 2017
Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)

Woody Shaw - Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master (2012)
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Post-Bop, Free Improvisation | Label: ITG | # ITG CD 21 | Time: 01:06:24

These are not your usual recordings. They are field recordings, created by fans on cassette tapes with equipment sitting on jazz club tables or attached to house sound systems, catching a master jazz musician and his band in acts of purest creativity. Woody has been labeled by many jazz critics and historians as the "Last Great Innovator" and has influenced jazz performers of all instruments ever since his arrival on the scene in the early 60s and beyond his death in 1989. Previously unreleased field recordings from the 1970's and '80's courtesy of Woody Shaw III and Steve Turre. Produced with the help of the Woody Shaw Global Arts Foundation. Liner notes include commentary by jazz historian Tammy Kernodle and jazz trumpeter/educator Pat Harbison.