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.
VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)

VA - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960–1978 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:20:50 | 846 Mb
World, Jazz | Label: Strut Records

The product of over two years of research, ‘Haiti Direct’ is the first compilation to bring together rarities from the heyday of Haiti’s compas and twoubadou scenes during 1960-1978. Compiled by Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, the album features tracks by Ibo Combo, Les Loups Noirs, Ti Paris and more.

The Ken Peplowski Big Band - Sunrise (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 19, 2018
The Ken Peplowski Big Band - Sunrise (2018)

The Ken Peplowski Big Band - Sunrise (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 382.48 Mb | 01:08:13 | Covers
Swing, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Arbors Records - ARCD 19458

Many contemporary big bands are all about "breaking new ground" and "exploring new pathways." Not this one. Ace clarinetist Ken Peplowski, who has performed and recorded with myriad large ensembles, at home and abroad, but has seldom led one—although he did record one other big-band album, Last Swing of the Century (Concord Jazz, 1999)—simply wants to make beautiful music, a goal he and his hand-picked corps of merry men (and one woman) easily reach on Sunrise, as they glide smoothly through a dozen numbers gleaned from the Great American Songbook and elsewhere.

Jessika Smith Big Band - Tricks Of Light (2015) {PJCE} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 14, 2018
Jessika Smith Big Band - Tricks Of Light (2015) {PJCE} **[RE-UP]**

Jessika Smith Big Band - Tricks Of Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 354 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Tricks Of Light is the 2015 CD by The Jessika Smith Big Band. This was released by PJCE Records.
The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Millennium Monsterwork 2000 (2002) {Ipecac}

The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Millennium Monsterwork 2000 (2002) {Ipecac}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 289 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 136 mb
Genre: indie rock, sludge rock, grunge, noise rock

Millennium Monsterwork 2000 is a live album between Fantômas and Melvins, who became one and called themselves The Fantômas Melvins Big Band. This was released in 2002 through Ipecac Records.
Thierry Maillard Big Band - Pursuit of Happiness (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thierry Maillard Big Band - Pursuit of Happiness (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:15 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After a long discographic and scenic experience in the field of jazz, where Thierry Maillard has already been able to explore all the different facets of this music, from solo piano to septet, through the trio of course, and several orchestral experiences with strings ( especially with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra), Thierry Maillard realizes the work of his life, with the creation of this exceptional big band, which synthesizes all its influences and its various musical experiences, in a great melodic, harmonic and rhythmic whirlwind, for the pleasure of all, and pursuing happiness, of course!
Eddie "Lockjaw: Davis Big Band - Trane Whistle (1961) {1990 OJC/ZYX Germany}

Eddie "Lockjaw: Davis Big Band - Trane Whistle (1961) {1990 OJC/ZYX Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 205 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 78 mb
Genre: jazz

Trane Whistle is a 1961 album by The Eddie "Lockjaw: Davis Big Band. This is a German pressing remastered and reissued by Original jazz Classics (OJC) via ZYX.
Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}

Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27294 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum".
Stan Getz & The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Change Of Scenes (1971) [Reissue 1998] (Repost)

Stan Getz & The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Change Of Scenes (1971) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 557 095-2)

That this rare album was originally released only in Europe testifies to the dominance of jazz-rock in 1971 and not to the staggering quantity of imagination that one hears on the session today. Still co-leading his legendary European unit (this was their last recording), Francy Boland unleashed his classical training to produce dazzling, fantastically complex writing often loaded with dissonances, unusual groupings of instruments, freeform freakouts, alternating sections in 5/4 and 4/4, loose-jointed structures, and firestorm endings. Yet Getz's great ear picks everything up intuitively; his solos, though brief in playing time, are loaded with sometimes strident emotion and occasionally flirt with the outside…

Blair Big Band - Such Sweet Thunder (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 9, 2018
Blair Big Band - Such Sweet Thunder (2018)

Blair Big Band - Such Sweet Thunder (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 382 MB
Label: Suite 28 Records | Tracks: 10 | Time: 62:33 min

“Such Sweet Thunder” is the swinging and creative debut of the Blair Big Band – the big band from Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Built on the tradition of classic big band jazz, “Such Sweet Thunder” offers a fresh look at some jazz standards and a peek at what the future of the music might be. The band consists of students from Blair plus some of Nashville’s veteran players.