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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000]

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.
Bob Howard & his Orchestra - The Chronological Classics 1932-1947 (4CD, 2000)

Bob Howard & his Orchestra - The Chronological Classics 1932-1947 (4CD, 2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | tracks: 87 | Scans | 4:05:23 | ~ 527 Mb
Label: Classics Records | 5% recovery record | Original remastered recordings | Jazz, swing, vocal

From the quality jazz archive series "The Chronological Classics", this is the musical story of the African-American pianist, vocalist and band leader Bob Howard, in four rare CD. He played New York's Park Central Hotel, Famous Door, Hickory House and other clubs as well as theaters. He was signed to Decca in late 1934 and recorded a series of hot small group swing records between 1935 and 1938. In late 1947, Howard returned once again to the studios. In this excellent collection you will find 87 great remastered authentic recordings, and four detailed scanned booklets with tons of information about Bob Howard's life, career, groups and all the 87 tracks included. Enjoy a really professional presentation of a great jazz artist.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1950-1951 (2002, The Chronological Classics)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1950-1951 (2002, The Chronological Classics)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log => 391 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 189 MB | Full scans included
Label: Classics Records | Catalog.#: 1255 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Illness, exhaustion and a national recording ban imposed by executives heading the American Federation of Musicians forced Stan Kenton to disband and withdraw from the music scene in December 1948. The hiatus lasted until February 1950, when he resumed making records for the Capitol label (see Classics 1185, Stan Kenton & His Orchestra 1950). Classics 1255, 1950-1951, which is the seventh volume in the Classics Kenton chronology, contains all of the recordings he made with his big band between May 18 1950 and March 20 1951. By and large, Kenton's music sounded better than ever during this period.
Hot Lips Page - The Chronological Classics 1938-1953 (1991)

Hot Lips Page - The Chronological Classics 1938-1953 (1991)
Vocal Jazz, Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 342 min | 794 MB
Label: The Chronological Classics | Rel: 1991

One of the great swing trumpeters in addition to being a talented blues vocalist, Hot Lips Page's premature passing left a large hole in the jazz world; virtually all musicians (no matter their style) loved him. Page gained early experience in the 1920s performing in Texas, playing in Ma Rainey's backup band. He was with Walter Page's Blue Devils during 1928-1931, and then joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City in time to take part in a brilliant 1932 recording session. Page freelanced in Kansas City and in 1936 was one of the stars in Count Basie's orchestra but, shortly before Basie was discovered, Joe Glaser signed Hot Lips as a solo artist. Although Page's big band did alright in the late '30s (recording for Victor), if he had come east with Basie he would have become much more famous. Page was one of the top sidemen with Artie Shaw's orchestra during 1941-1942 and then mainly freelanced throughout the remainder of his career, recording with many all-star groups and always being a welcome fixture at jam sessions.
Joe Turner - 1941-1946 (Chronological Classics) (1997)

Joe Turner - 1941-1946 (Chronological Classics) (1997)
Blues/Swing | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chronological Classics 940 | rel: 1997 | 225Mb

The original blues shouter found a way to meld some of Jimmy Rushing's rambling jazz phrasing with the low-down tone he naturally bellowed out to Kansas City audiences – sometimes while behind the bar serving drinks. And before hitting the charts with several early rock & roll hits, Big Joe Turner did bedrock work with such fine stride and boogie-woogie pianists as Pete Johnson, Freddie Slack, and Willie "The Lion" Smith. On Classics' 1941-1946 chronological sampler of Turner's early prime, these and other luminaries of the after-hours fraternity sympathetically back Turner over the course of 22 gems.
Joe Turner - 1949-1950 (Chronological Classics) (2001)

Joe Turner - 1949-1950 (Chronological Classics) (2001)
Blues/Swing | 1cd | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chronological Classics 1180 | rel: 2001 | 140Mb

You know it's about time somebody took all the little records that Big Joe Turner managed to make back in the day and brought them out in sequence the way they appear in the Classics Chronological Series. Nobody in the world ever sounded quite like Joe Turner and nobody ever will. There is a magical quality that makes his blues performances feel like rituals full of clarity and grace. Each and every Joe Turner record is as beautiful as a massive stand of tiger lilies growing up through the middle of a brickyard, silent, solid, and dignified under the dew in the first light of dawn.
Joe Turner - 1946-1947 & 1947-1948 (Chronological Classics) (1998 & 1999)

Joe Turner - 1946-1947 & 1947-1948 (Chronological Classics) (1998 & 1999)
Blues | 2cd | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Classics Records | 360Mb

Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him." While he had his greatest fame during the 1950s with his rock and roll recordings, particularly "Shake, Rattle and Roll", Turner's career as a performer endured from the 1920s into the 1980s. Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, with the Hall lauding him as "the brawny voiced 'Boss of the Blues'"
Art Tatum - 1934-1940 & 1940-1944 [The Chronological Classics 560 & 800]

Art Tatum - 1934-1940 & 1940-1944
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | The Chronological Classics 560 & 800 | ~ 385 or 314 Mb | Scans Included
Bop / Piano Jazz

Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid lines with both hands (his 1933 solo version of "Tiger Rag" sounds as if there were three pianists jamming together) but was harmonically 30 years ahead of his time; all pianists have to deal to a certain extent with Tatum's innovations in order to be taken seriously…
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics 1940-1951 (1996-2002)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics 1940-1951 (1996-2002)
Big Band, Swing, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 398 min | 912 MB
Label: Classics | Rel: 1996-2002

There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie.
Pete Brown - 1942-1945 (1998, The Chronological Classics)

Pete Brown - 1942-1945 (1998, The Chronological Classics)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans included | 155 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.99) | Joint Stereo | 173 MB
Classics Records | #: 1029 | Jazz, swing

Alto saxophonist Pete Brown has been showing up on Keynote and Savoy reissues for years, but seldom if ever has there been an entire package devoted to recordings made under his name.