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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.
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, 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.
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.

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Verve Jazz Masters 13 (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Verve Jazz Masters 13 (1993) (Repost)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Verve Jazz Masters 13 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 323 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (516 409-2)

Antonio Carlos Jobim's entry in the exhaustive Verve Jazz Masters set of historical reissues is one of the best single-disc Jobim anthologies available. It's not got much in the way of historical range, since it stops in the mid-'60s, just before Jobim left Verve for Reprise and then A&M. However, since Jobim's Verve years were, in the minds of many, his career highpoint, Verve Jazz Masters 13 distills the best of his most artistically and commercially successful period. Nearly all of Jobim's greatest songs are here in their definitive versions, and the whole is sequenced thoughtfully, so that the disc has a logical and delightful flow. This is magnificent stuff, as well as being the birth of bossa nova.

Chick Corea - Verve Jazz Masters 3 (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 14, 2018
Chick Corea - Verve Jazz Masters 3 (1993) (Repost)

Chick Corea - Verve Jazz Masters 3 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 384 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (519 820-2)

Not all of the installments in the Verve Jazz Masters series contain material originally issued on Verve. Verve Jazz Masters 3, for example, consists of 14 examples drawn from seven Chick Corea LPs released on the Polydor label during the years 1972-1978. Six of these come from Corea's Return to Forever period. The backbone of this collection (tracks one, seven, ten and fourteen) are selections from the highly acclaimed album Light as a Feather (1972) and there are excerpts from Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973) and No Mystery (1975). The other eight titles are traceable to Corea's theatrically costumed and somewhat heavy-handed production albums The Leprechaun (1975), My Spanish Heart (1976), Friends (1978) and The Mad Hatter (1978)…

George Shearing - Verve Jazz Masters 57 (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 10, 2018
George Shearing - Verve Jazz Masters 57 (1996)

George Shearing - Verve Jazz Masters 57 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 529 900-2)

Verve Jazz Masters 57 presents an introduction to the recordings of George Shearing. The enclosed booklet includes biographical material and commentary on the songs selected.
"…I just asked the band what they'd like to play, and they said, 'Oh, let's play some "I'll Remember April", or let's play some "September in the Rain".' So we did , and (the latter) sold nine hundred thousand copies." So London-born George Shearing reminisces on his early US fame and fortune in Brian Priestley's liner note. Shearing had an almost uncanny knack for creating music both pleasing to the public and artistically satisfying - as can be heard in this compilation of his early Fifties MGM sessions, which includes many tracks never issued on CD.

Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 9, 2018
Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)

Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 243 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (522 651-2)

Verve Jazz Masters 31 presents an introduction to the recordings of Cannonball Adderley. The enclosed booklet includes biographical material and commentary on the songs selected.
Cannonball Adderley was a happy man in an angry time. His success was largely based on that fact and so were his limitations. Called 'the new Bird" because of his remarkable facility on the alto saxophone, he never plumbed the dark depths of sorrow the way his predecessor did: he was Ella Fitzgerald to Charlie Parker's Billie Holiday. Nor did he ebulllient saxophone is showcased here playing classic songs, in small combos, swinging octets, and backed by string orchestras - from his mid-Fifties output for Mercury and EmArcy. With Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, John Coltraine, J.J. Johnson, Wynton Kelly an, of course, Cannonball's brother, Nat.