Hank Levy

Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)

Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones - The Complete Original Quartet Recordings (1955-1962/2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 397.91 Mb | 79:42 | Covers
Bop | Country: USA | Label: Lone Hill Jazz - LHJ10169

Two of Sonny Stitts finest sessions in a quartet setting with the illustrious pianist Hank Jones. Jones delicate piano accompaniment and tastefully sparse solos mark the perfect complement to Stitts dazzling virtuosic display. Both sessions boast exceptional rhythm sections with Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes expertly holding down the bass and drum chairs for the Stitt In Orbit session and Wendell Marshall and Shadow Wilson swinging away on all of the exciting material from the album Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers. The two different dates also include eight original Stitt compositions and feature the leader on both tenor and alto saxophone. An outstanding release by saxophone virtuoso Sonny Stitt.

Don Ellis - Connection (1972) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 12, 2018
Don Ellis - Connection (1972) [Reissue 2005]

Don Ellis - Connection (1972) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 308 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 1766)

Don Ellis' Connection, issued in 1972, was a brazen attempt at swinging for the chart fences. Most of the tunes selected come right from the pop vernacular of the day. They range from a barnburning read of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's theme for "Jesus Christ Superstar" and a dirty funk approach to Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move" to a provocative and spacy cover of Procol Harum's "Conquistador" that feels like the horn chart for Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" wedded to Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" trumped by Stan Kenton in the mid-'50s. While the description may read atrociously, sonically and aesthetically the set comes off far better…

Don Ellis Orchestra - 'Live' At Monterey! (1966) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 11, 2018
Don Ellis Orchestra - 'Live' At Monterey! (1966) [Reissue 1998]

Don Ellis Orchestra - 'Live' At Monterey! (1966) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 406 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (72434 4 94768 2 0)

One of the most exciting new jazz big bands of the period, Ellis' ensemble became notorious for its ability to play coherently in odd time signatures. One of the four originals heard on this acclaimed outing from the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival is titled "33 222 1 222" to show how the band manages to perform in 19/4 time. The other selections are Hank Levy's "Passacaglia And Fugue," "Concerto For Trumpet" (in 5/4) and "New Nine." In addition to the time signatures, Ellis enjoyed utilizing unusual combinations of instruments; the instrumentation on this date consists of five trumpets, three trombones, five saxes, piano, three bassists, two drummers and a percussionist. Among the more notable sidemen are a young Tom Scott (who solos on alto) and tenor-saxophonist Ira Schulman.

Hank Williams - Legendary Country Singers (2002) REPOST  Music

Posted by murena at April 9, 2018
Hank Williams - Legendary Country Singers (2002) REPOST

Hank Williams - Legendary Country Singers (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:06:34 min | Cover included | 269 mb
Genre: Country / Label: Time Life Music

There is no shortage of good (and even great) Hank Williams collections out there on CD, not only from Polygram and Universal (the successors to MGM Records, to which Williams was signed), but also from their licensees. Such is the case with this 1994 CD collection, a joint production of Time-Life and the Country Music Hall of Fame, containing 25 songs in a very handsome and well-put-together package.

Don Ellis - Shock Treatment (1968) [Reissue 2001]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 7, 2018
Don Ellis - Shock Treatment (1968) [Reissue 2001]

Don Ellis - Shock Treatment (1968) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 396 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz (KOC CD-8590)

Don Ellis was such a talented trumpeter, composer, and organizer that everything he recorded as a leader has at least some unusual moments worth exploring. His big bands were characterized by big brassy arrangements, odd meters that somehow always swung, lots of trumpet solos by Ellis, and an often visceral excitement. Although not equal to his best records such as Electric Bath, this late recording of Ellis' band is filled with all these traits, and thus exudes lots of excitement and electricity. At this stage in his career, the trumpeter seemed to be searching for a breakthrough, perhaps on a popular level…
Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Another Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection Series WPCR-29052}

Hank Mobley, Billy Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan - Another Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29052}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 335 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2016 Roulette / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29052
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Birdland was the Mecca for most modernists of the 50s. It was the only club in New York City where a big band could play. Bookings were mostly for solid two-week periods. On Monday nights the regulars were off, and the legendary jazz disk jockey Symphony Sid (1909-1984) ran one of his jam sessions with young, upand-coming, cutting edge local musicians. Anything could happen and frequently did, as these outstanding performances, recorded on two consecutive Monday nights, on April 21 and 28 1958, show.
Tal Farlow / Hank Jones / Ray Brown / Red Norvo - On Stage (1981) {Concord}

Tal Farlow / Hank Jones / Ray Brown / Red Norvo - On Stage (1981) {Concord}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Bop

Other than a Prestige date in 1969, this was guitarist Tal Farlow's first recording in nearly 17 years. He is heard at a reunion with vibraphonist Red Norvo and matching wits with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. Recorded at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival, this was Farlow's first of six Concord albums, and it led to a slightly higher profile for him than during the past decade. Highlights of the joyous occasion include Norvo's feature on "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," a heated "Lullaby of Birdland" and a colorful rendition of "My Shining Hour." Highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans.
Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29011}

Hank Mobley, Billy Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan - Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 193 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2016 Roulette / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29011
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Birdland was the Mecca for most modernists of the 50s. It was the only club in New York City where a big band could play. Bookings were mostly for solid two-week periods. On Monday nights the regulars were off, and the legendary jazz disk jockey Symphony Sid (1909-1984) ran one of his jam sessions with young, upand-coming, cutting edge local musicians. Anything could happen and frequently did, as these outstanding performances, recorded on two consecutive Monday nights, on April 21 and 28 1958, show.
Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Repost]

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | # CPD 537052 | Time: 01:07:07

Part of Blue Note's quality series of artist samplers, The Best of Hank Mobley surveys the great tenor saxophonist's prime stretch from 1955-1965. Originally overshadowed by the likes of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and, of course, Coltrane, Mobley nevertheless gained the respect of his peers, thanks to his richly fluid phrasing and smooth, caramel tone – in lieu of trying to impress you, he seduced you slowly from afar. And while one is advised to dive in directly with any one of his Blue Note discs – especially Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Slice of the Top – this ten-track overview still works well as a launching pad. Backed by a stellar array of "Blue Note" regulars like Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, and Horace Silver, Mobley ranges effortlessly from early hard bop favorites ("Funk in a Deep Freeze") to mature, solo-rich material from the mid-'60s ("The Turnaround"). In between, there are two stunning originals from his banner year of 1960 ("This I Dig of You," "Take Your Pick") and one of the best of his several bossa nova numbers ("Recado Bossa Nova"). For listeners who just want a taste, this best-of collection will do the trick just fine.
Conte Candoli & Lou Levy - West Coast Wailers (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27078}

Conte Candoli & Lou Levy - West Coast Wailers (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27078}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 142 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1955, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27078 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy had only occasional opportunities to work as leaders before this 1955 session they recorded together for Atlantic Records. Both made the most of the chance, fronting a quintet that also included tenor saxophonist Bill Holman, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Lawrence Marable. The group got out of the gate quickly (following a contemplative piano intro, that is) on a quickstep bop reading of the Sigmund Romberg operetta tune "Lover Come Back to Me," which quickly established that a commonplace of jazz ensembles would hold – no matter whose name is in large print on the cover, it's the group that's performing, and other people will get their chance to shine, too.