Ashley Alexander Big Band

Ashley Alexander Big Band - Seems Like Old Times (1987)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at March 26, 2011
Ashley Alexander Big Band - Seems Like Old Times (1987)

Ashley Alexander Big Band - Seems Like Old Times (1987)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 193 MB | SCANS - 14 MB (600dpi)
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Chase Music Group | Catalogue No: CMD 8005

Consistent, workmanlike big band arrangements and solos were on display throughout the eight cuts featured on Seems Like Old Times, a 1987 CD spotlighting the Ashley Alexander Big Band. This was Alexander's fourth big band release, and it didn't differ from the others. The songs included versions of Charlie Shavers, Jule Styne, and Antonio Carlos Jobim classics, plus three supplied by keyboardist Frank Mantooth, who doubled as the band's principal arranger.

BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at April 2, 2011
BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)

BBC Radio Big Band - The Radio Big Band (1992)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 243 MB | SCANS - 7 MB (600dpi)
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: SRT | Catalogue No: RRB CD001

The BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the BBC. It consists of professional jazz musicians and is directed by arranger and composer Barry Forgie, who has been conducting the band on a regular basis since 1977. Widely regarded as the UK’s leading and most versatile jazz orchestra, the band broadcasts on BBC Radio, particularly on BBC Radio 2's long running series Big Band Special.
Martial Solal - The Vogue Recordings, Volume 3: Trio & Big Band (1955-58) {Discues Vogue 74321131112 rel 1993}

Martial Solal - The Vogue Recordings, Volume 3: Trio & Big Band (1955-58) {Discues Vogue 74321131112 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-1958, 1993 Discues Vogue | 74321131112
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Big Band / Piano

One of the finest European jazz pianists of all time, Martial Solal (a unique stylist) has never received as much recognition in the U.S. as he deserves. Born in Algiers to French parents, Solal has been based in Paris since the late '40s. Although a modernist, he was flexible enough to record an album with Sidney Bechet in 1957 and make other records with Django Reinhardt, Don Byas, and Lucky Thompson. Solal has been primarily heard with his own trios through the years although he has recorded several notable albums with Lee Konitz.
Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band - Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band: Correspondance (2017)

Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band - Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band: Correspondance (2017)
Jazz, Big Band | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:51 | 177 MB
Label: Český rozhlas

Big band music has always ranked among the most progressive jazz subgenres. It connects a sophisticated and thoroughly written compositional work with the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. There is a rich tradition of big band ensembles in the Czech lands and in Slovakia and the Gustav Brom Big Band is one of the most highly regarded among both internal and foreign big bands.
The Fantomas Melvins Big Band - Kentish Town Forum, London 1st May 2006 (2008) {DVD5 PAL Ipecac Recordings IPC102}

The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Kentish Town Forum, London 1st May 2006 (2008) {DVD5 PAL Ipecac Recordings IPC102}
DVD5 -> 3.89 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 78 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Ipecac Recordings | IPC102
Rock / Experimental / Avant-Garde

Recorded on May 1, 2006 at Kentish Town Forum, Live from London 2006 features the amassed crew of Mike Patton, Buzz Osborne, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn, Dale Crover and Sir David Scott Stone. Filmed by Douglas Pledger, Matthew Rozeik and Alex Gunnis the music is culled from the sole FantômasMelvins Big Band release (Millennium Monsterwork) as well as music from both the Melvins and Fantômas catalogues. Bonus feature is an audio commentary with Danny DeVito, Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman, booking agent Robby Fraser, Melvins' Dale Crover and Buzz Osborne.

SWR Big Band & Sammy Nestico - A Cool Breeze (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 27, 2017
SWR Big Band & Sammy Nestico - A Cool Breeze (2017)

SWR Big Band & Sammy Nestico - A Cool Breeze (2017)
Jazz, Big Band | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:15 | 152 MB
Label: SWR Classic

Seventeen musicians-one sound. And a very convincing sound, at that. The SWR Big Band has so far been nominated four times for a Grammy - the most important music award in the world. Also it received in 2015 a Jazz Award in Cold ffom German music industry. Enjoyed a great honor in 2011, when it was the first German band ever suggested for the "Premio da Musica Brasileira", Brazil's most important music award. In the face of so much fame, it seems almost modest to say that the SWR Big Band is one of the best big bands in the world.
Swing Shift Big Band - One More, Twice (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Swing Shift Big Band - One More, Twice (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 78:22 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Considered one of Canada’s premiere big bands, Jim John's Swing Shift Big Band preserves the sounds and quality of the big band era, faithfully performed by 17 talented musicians. On this album of standards and old favourites, the ensemble is joined by vocal group the Trio Bella and singers Larisa Renee and Dave Statham.
The Fantomas Melvins Big Band - Live From London 2006 (2008) **[RE-UP]**

The Fantomas Melvins Big Band - Live From London 2006 (2008)
DVD rip | AVI: Simple@L1 (720 x 480, 1505 Kbps) | Audio: MP3 (320 Kbps) | 68 min | English | 999 mb
Genre: indie rock, experimental rock, grunge rock, alternative rock, noise rock

Live From London 2006 is a 2008 DVD by The Fantomas Melvins Big Band, a combination band involving members of Fantomas and (The) Melvins. The performance was shot in England at the Kentish Town Forum.
Clifford Brown - The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris (1953) {Prestige OJCCD-359-2 rel 1989}

Clifford Brown - The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris (1953) {Prestige OJCCD-359-2 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953, 1989 Prestige / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-359-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Big Band / Trumpet

Although Lionel Hampton forbid his sidemen from recording during their trip to France in 1953, many of the musicians fortunately ignored his orders; the band broke up soon anyway. Trumpeter Clifford Brown is heard on this LP mostly with a big band actually put together by Gigi Gryce. A few of these tracks are excerpts but the two takes of "Brownskins" and "Keeping up with Jonesy" are fairly long as is a nearly eight-minute "Chez Moi." The music is not essential but Brownie did not live long enough to record anything less than excellent.
Django Bates, Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Saluting Sgt. Pepper (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Django Bates, Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Saluting Sgt. Pepper (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 45:23 minutes | 572 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Since his emergence in the 1980s as the driving creative force behind UK big band Loose Tubes, Django Bates has been cheerfully subverting expectations, slaughtering scared cows and generally making a euphonious nuisance of himself, but he’s really gone and done it this time.