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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 3, 2017
Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2 | 00:50:00

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

Astrud Gilberto – Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1994) -repost  Music

Posted by Melaron at Dec. 20, 2012
Astrud Gilberto – Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1994) -repost

Astrud Gilberto – Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1994) -repost
1 CD | time: 49 m 28 s | HQ scans 300 dpi | tags | MP3 320 CBR > 115,83 MB
Latin Jazz, World / Label: Verve 9824 / Uploaded, Depositfiles

Album released in 1994 compiling the main hits of the Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (Bahia, 1940) in her previous recordings. Despite the usual quality of Verve recordings, in this case it misses a real remastering of the original records, on topics such as his famous 'Girl from Ipanema'. But the sweetness, quality and warmth of the voice of Astrud allowed to pass on these inconveniences, highlighting its enormous importance among the other stars of Brazilian music.
VA - Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters: Verve 50th Anniversary (1994)

VA - Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters: Verve 50th Anniversary (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve, PolyGram | # 523 150-2 | Time: 01:16:21

Verve Records celebrated the 50th anniversary of Norman Granz's first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert with an all-star get-together at Carnegie Hall. Different groups of top players from Verve's legacy (both past and present) had opportunities to perform, and this CD has many of the highlights. Pianist Peter Delano plays "Tangerine" with a trio; Dee Dee Bridgewater sings "Shiny Stockings" with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band; Hank Jones pays tribute to Art Tatum; Abbey Lincoln sings "I Must Have That Man"; Joe Henderson meets up with Antonio Carlos Jobim (who made his final concert appearance) on "Desafinado";"Manteca" features trumpeter Roy Hargrove and trombonist Steve Turre; pianist Yosuke Yamashita pays tribute to Bud Powell; Betty Carter scats on "How High the Moon"; Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin play a restrained acoustic version of Bill Evans' "Turn out the Stars"; Hargrove teams up with altoist Jackie McLean and guitarist Pat Metheny for "The Eternal Triangle"; organist Jimmy Smith revisits Oliver Nelson's arrangement of "Down by the Riverside"; Art Porter and Jeff Lorber play some crossover, and J.J. Johnson contributes a few trombone solos.
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 2 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29227}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 2 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29227}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
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© 1962, 2017 Colpix Records / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29227 / LP Colpix CP437
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. An overlooked chapter in American bossa jazz of the 60s – recordings that weren't nearly as well-circulated as the Stan Getz bossa nova albums on Verve, but which have an equally special sort of sparkle! The arrangements here are by Manny Albam and Al Cohn – who both bring an earlier sense of large jazz charts into play with the tighter rhythms of the bossa – at a level that makes things explode nicely with a sense of color, while still keeping the groove light overall!
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 1 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29226}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 1 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29226}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 73 Mb
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© 1962, 2017 Colpix Records / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29226 / LP Colpix SCP435
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. A great chapter in 60s bossa jazz – Zoot Sims "answer" to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – recorded in a similar jazz-meets-bossa style, with some great guitar work by Jim Hall! Zoot's solos are a bit tighter and not as laidback as Stan's – giving a more jazz-based sound to the work that makes for a nice change – and most of the tunes feature larger backings from Manny Albam and Al Cohn – never too over-arranged, but with enough of a full swinging sound to set things right. Hall's guitar works surprisingly well in the setting – and titles include "Barquinho De Papel", "Ciume", "Recado Bossa Nova (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cano Canoe".

Herbie Mann - Verve Jazz Masters 56 (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 17, 2018
Herbie Mann - Verve Jazz Masters 56 (1996)

Herbie Mann - Verve Jazz Masters 56 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 402 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (529 901-2)

During the three years that he recorded for Verve, flutist Herbie Mann's playing changed from straight bop to incorporating elements of Latin, African and South American music. This CD reissues all of the music from one former LP (Flautista) and several of the selections from two others (The Magic Flute of Herbie Mann and Herbie Mann's Cuban Band). Whether it be with a standard quartet, backed by a string section, jamming with a sextet that includes two percussionists or interacting with a brass section, the flutist is heard in explorative form, satisfying his fertile musical curiosity; he even plays bass clarinet and piccolo on one song apiece. Highlights of this excellent overview of Mann's Verve period include "Baia," "Oodles of Noodles" (Jimmy Dorsey's theme song "Contrasts"), "The Peanut Vendor," "Cuban Patato Chip" and "Caravan."
The Tyree Glenn Quintet - Let's Have A Ball (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29163}

The Tyree Glenn Quintet - Let's Have A Ball (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29163}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 178 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 113 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2017 Roulette / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29163
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trombone

Reissue with SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit remastering. A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which also comes across here with a classy swinging 50s style – thanks to strong small combo backing from Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Potter, and Jo Jones. The album should sound hokey, but it doesn't – thanks to a richly expressive style by Glenn, one that's got more than enough soul to get past the gimmicks.
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.
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.
Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994) (Repost)

Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 853-2)

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and pianist Oscar Peterson are the stars of this delightful collection of jazz recordings supervised by producer Norman Granz over an almost exactly 12-month period extending from 1953 to 1954. Granz's marvelous knack for bringing together excellent musicians resulted in the combined presence of trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie, trombonist Bill Harris, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, tenor saxophonists Ben Webster and Flip Phillips, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich. The combination of musical minds is extraordinary, and Hamp's amazing wavelength is dependably positive and uplifting.