Armstrong 2014

Louis Armstrong - 50 Essentials of Louis Armstrong (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Armstrong - 50 Essentials of Louis Armstrong (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 171:21 minutes | 1,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans. But Armstrong also became an enduring figure in popular music, due to his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging personality, which were on display in a series of vocal recordings and film roles. This set impressively boils down one of the most brilliant and lengthy careers in music: 50 tracks from six record labels and 42 years.
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 189 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 199 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4005~6 | Mono
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the key turning points of Louis Armstrong's career occurred at the Town Hall concert fully documented on this two-CD set, a reissue of the earlier two-LP release. Armstrong, who had been leading a big band for 18 years, was showcased with some musical friends who were all very complementary players (including trombonist Jack Teagarden, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko and cornetist Bobby Hackett), and the results were so exciting that Armstrong soon broke up his orchestra to form a similar all-star sextet.
Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats (1955) [Reissue 2000] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Louis Armstrong and His All Stars - Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To The Immortal Fats Waller (1955/2000)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 78:05 minutes | Scans included | 2,4 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,43 GB

In 1955, Louis Armstrong, along with vocalist Velma Middleton, got into the studio to pay tribute to the late Fats Waller. All the standards are here: "Honeysuckle Rose," "Squeeze Me," "Ain't Misbehavin," rendered in fine and mellow but gently, genially swinging fashion. Armstrong's trumpet is superb and his voice carries the good-time spirit of Waller's music.
Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1954) [Reissue 1999] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1954) [Reissue 1999]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:37 minutes | Scans included | 2,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,58 GB

Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy is a 1954 studio release by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, described by Allmusic as "Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s" and "essential music for all serious jazz collections".
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings (2018)

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 05:11:15 | 1,93 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Verve Records

For the first time, all of Ella & Louis' classic duets are in one place. This 4CD set gathers their timeless three Verve albums newly remastered versions of Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess combining them with their eight Decca singles, live recordings from Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl plus several alternates & false starts from the Decca & Verve eras, illuminating their craft & good humor. The set also includes an extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi.
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:01 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

James Ehnes takes a break from the 19th and 20th century repertoire and has recorded for the first time in his career four of the most famous baroque violin concertos – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the first four works in his set of 12, op8. James also directs the Sydney Symphony.
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong - Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)
James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX4170 | 01:01:55

The duo of old friends James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong has established itself as one of the most exciting of our times. Their albums of violin sonatas by Franck & Strauss, and Debussy, Elgar & Respighi have been praised by critics worldwide. For this new album they turn to Beethoven and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The 9th, ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character – a kind of concerto for violin and piano. It is middle period Beethoven at its most dramatic. By contrast, the 6th sonata is a serene, introspective work of great beauty which has tended to be overlooked by its more outward-looking siblings. The intimacy of this sonata – especially the slow movement - is all the more surprising as the original finale was removed by the composer, to become the finale of the ‘Kreutzer’. Beethoven wrote the gentle variations to conclude the 6th sonata.

Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 27, 2018
Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}

Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 192 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 92 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | LaserLight Digital #17 087

Culled from fairly representative 1959 live recordings of two different versions of Satchmo's All Stars band, SINGIN' AND PLAYIN' suffers from poor sound quality. As always, however, Armstrong's joy and exuberance manage to shine through. The first three tracks are from the excellent Trummy Young/Billy Kyle version of the All Stars, arguably the band best matched to Armstrong's unique combination of serious jazz and comedic routines. Listeners interested in this lineup, however, would do well to also pick up the sublime MACK THE KNIFE or THE GREAT CHICAGO CONCERT 1956. The remaining seven tracks feature an altogether different All Stars which included vibraphonist Tyree Glenn and clarinetist Marty Napoleon.
Claude Nougaro - Quand Le Jazz Est Là (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Claude Nougaro - Quand Le Jazz Est Là (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:56 minutes | 830 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The compilation tribute to the jazz repertoire of Claude Nougaro. In 2004, his last album, more than ever dedicated to jazz, seemed to be the end of a career in which the "swing-eater" was devoured by the passion of the music of Louis Armstrong and Wayne Shorter. From "Jazz à la Java" to "Dansez sur moi" through "A bout de souffle", Claude Nougaro carried the marriage of the French language with jazz music. The present selection, illustrated and embellished with testimonials from his fellow musicians, invites you to rediscover the "troubadour cathare" as he liked to be called through his adaptations of the compositions of the masters of jazz. As if to better understand how jazz music was his predestination. His soul.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 851-2)

Nat Hentoff prefaced his 1956 down beat review of Verve's first Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong collaboration with a prediction: "Ella and Louis is one of the very, very few albums to have been issued in this era of the LP flood that is sure to endure for decades." Today, those sublime performances, along with two subsequent Norman Granz-produced Fitzgerald-Armstrong albums, are regarded as milestones of American music. A dozen gems from these works are presented here.