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Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)  Music

Posted by jclane at Aug. 24, 2014
Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)

Al Grey - The New Al Grey Quintet (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 337 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 148 MB | Full scans - 81 MB
Label: Chiaroscuro Records | Catalog.#: CR(D) 305 | Genre: Bop, Swing

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.

Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet - Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at July 12, 2010
Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet - Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet

Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet - Al Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet
Jazz | EAC-Rip | FLAC-5 Image+CUE+LOG | 263 MB. total
400dpi. Complete Scans: 52,7 MB. (crude-PNG) & 17,4 MB. (worked-JPG) | WinRar, 5% rec.
Audio CD (1987) | Label: Storyville Records AB | Catalog# STCD 4136 | 45:17 min. playing time

Al Grey - Centerpiece. Live At The Blue Note.  Music

Posted by odoacer at April 22, 2009
Al Grey - Centerpiece. Live At The Blue Note.

Al Grey - Centerpiece. Live At The Blue Note.
JAZZ | EAC rip | APE(IMAGE+CUE+LOG) | COVERS | 350Mb
Recorded live at the Blue Note, New York, New York from March 23-26, 1995.
Total time — 60:00
Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et al. - Dizzy Athmosphere (1957) {OJC}

Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et al. - Dizzy Athmosphere (1957) {OJC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 335 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb
© 1992 OJC / Specialty | OJCCD-1762-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet


Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, et al. - Dizzy Athmosphere (1957) {OJC}

This somewhat obscure Lee Morgan set (originally cut for Specialty and made available on CD in the OJC series) features the trumpeter with other then-current members of the Dizzy Gillespie big band: trombonist Al Grey, tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell, baritonist Billy Root, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul West, and drummer Charlie Persip. With arrangements provided by Benny Golson and Roger Spotts, the music is modern bop for the period. Highlights include the ten-and-a-half-minute "Dishwater," "Over the Rainbow," and what was probably the first-ever version of Golson's "Whisper Not." Morgan plays extremely well throughout the spirited set, and he was just 18 at the time.

VA - The Old Grey Whistle Test: Live (2012)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 9, 2018
VA - The Old Grey Whistle Test: Live (2012)

VA - The Old Grey Whistle Test: Live (2012)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:23:16 | 465 Mb
Pop, Rock, Blues, Country | Label: BBC Worldwide, Rhino Entertainment

The legendary Old Grey Whistle Test returns with the third in the series - this album delivers what the fans have been asking for. All Live tracks, CD1 and CD2 feature tracks from the original classic show including Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John and the mighty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. All original and all live - CD3 features tracks from the Old Grey Whistle Test's 40th anniversary BBC Radio 2 show as produced and presented by Bob Harris himself in 2011. All the artists featured on CD3 performed on the original show at some point.
The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) Recorded 1956-1957
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: GRP, Impulse! | # GRP 11432 | Time: 01:07:48

Two former LPs by big bands led by bassist Oscar Pettiford (who doubles on cello) are reissued in full on this single CD. The arrangements by Gigi Gryce, Lucky Thompson, and Benny Golson feature a lot of concise solos, an inventive use of the harp (either by Janet Putnam or Betty Glamann), and colorful ensembles. Among the many soloists are trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonists Jimmy Cleveland and Al Grey, the French horn of Julius Watkins, the tenors of Thompson or Golson, and the bassist-leader. This formerly rare music is highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, for it is full of fresh material and subtle surprises.

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 31, 2018
The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 380.48 Mb + 23.41 Mb (Scans) | 1:06:25
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Concrod Jazz - CCD-4420

Frank Wellington Wess (January 4, 1922 – October 30, 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. In addition to his extensive solo work, Wess is remembered for his time in Count Basie's band from the early 1950s into the '60s. Critic Scott Yannow described him as one of the premier proteges of Lester Young, and a leading jazz flautist of his era – using the later instrument to bring new colors to Basie's music.

Milt Hinton - Old Man Time (1990) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 20, 2017
Milt Hinton - Old Man Time (1990) 2CDs

Milt Hinton - Old Man Time (1990) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 342 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Classic Jazz, Swing | Label: Chiaroscuro | # CR(D) 310 | Time: 02:29:40

This double-CD set gave bassist Milt Hinton an opportunity to engage in reunions with many of his old friends from the 1930s. The seven sessions were compiled during a 12-month period and the results are often delightful. The opening "Old Man Time" is sung by Hinton himself, and it is both insightful and humorous. The other highlights include Joe Williams singing "Four or Five Times" (which features some very rare Flip Phillips clarinet), three bass guitar duets with Danny Barker, appearances by Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Al Grey, Ralph Sutton, and the formation of a group called "The Survivors" that has guitarist Al Casey at age 75 being the youngest member; the latter band also includes 85-year-old trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Eddie Barefield, Buddy Tate and even Cab Calloway. A lot of storytelling takes place during the songs and, in addition to the 92½ minutes of music, there are two "Jazzspeaks." The 13-minute one features Hinton, Calloway, Cheatham and Barefield reminiscing about their experiences in the early days, while a marvelous 45-minute monologue by the bassist covers most of his long and productive life and is consistently fascinating. Highly recommended.
Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Count Basie - Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2113 | 00:53:03

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands. Mastered from the original master tapes, our hybrid SACD version of Live at the Sands (Before Frank) gives you a dead-center, eighth-row seat at the famed Sin City club. You’ll just need to supply your own table and cocktail. Renowned for its sonic clarity, transparency, crispness, and punch, the record is now tremendously enhanced, with improved tonality, a deeper soundstage, correct balances, and lifelike presence.
Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}

Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.32 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-62, 1993 Mosaic Records | MD10-149
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Some of Count Basie's finest recordings were cut for the Roulette label during 1957-1962, and all of his studio performances are included on this massive Mosaic ten-CD boxed set. Among the classic former LPs that are reissued here are The Atomic Mr. Basie, Basie Plays Hefti, Chairman of the Board, Everyday I Have the Blues, and Kansas City Suite. With such soloists as trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, the tenors of Frank Foster and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Frank Wess on alto and flute, vocals by Joe Williams, and the timeless arrangements of Neal Hefti, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, and Frank Wess among others, this essential (but unfortunately limited-edition) set features the second Count Basie Orchestra at its very best.