101 Jazz Songs For Cello

Andrew Smith & Alfredo Oyágüez Montero - Spanish Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Andrew Smith & Alfredo Oyágüez Montero - Spanish Music for Cello & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:19 min | 254 MB
Label: Delos | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Distinguished cellist Andrew Smith’s interest in Spanish music was awakened by his collaboration with Spanish pianist and conductor Alfredo Oyaguez Montero beginning in 1999. This artistic partnership led to a program of all-Spanish works, which they have performed to great acclaim on tour worldwide.
Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (1974/2014) [24/96]

Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra: Music by Michael Gibbs (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:23 minutes | 730 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo (2017)

Istvan Vardai - J.S. Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138:33 min | 320 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

In May 2014 the Hungarian cellist István Várdai performed three Bach Suites at an unusual venue in New York: not the storied glamour of Carnegie Hall or the hip 92st St Y, but the Board of Officers Room in the recently renovated Armory on Park Avenue, a room no less redolent of distinguished history: to which he made his own distinguished contribution according to the New York Times, with a recital which concluded with a ‘superb’ performance of the Sixth Suite.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers
Vocal Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 40:12 min | 1.47 GB | Front Cover
Label: Verve Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Recorded just before and after the period that she made the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Ella Fitzgerald is in fine form on this obscure LP, performing a dozen standards. Although two songs are by Harold Arlen, the composers were in most cases less prolific than the ones she saluted in her songbook series. Ella is backed by a large unidentified orchestra conducted and arranged by Frank DeVol. Swingers alternate with ballads, and as usual, Ella uplifts everything, including "Let's Fall In Love," "Moonlight Serenade," "Gone With the Wind" and "East of the Sun." An enjoyable if not classic release. Review by Scott Yanow
Bett Butler - Winter Lullaby: Songs For The Christmas Child (2016)

Bett Butler - Winter Lullaby: Songs For The Christmas Child (2016)
Vocal Jazz, Xmas | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:59 | 128 MB
Label: Dragon Lady Records | Release Year: 2016

In her eclectic fourth album, Bett Butler mixes originals with beloved holiday standards in multiple languages, many with her own English translations. Her bouncy bossa nova “Are You Alone for Christmas Day” recalls Astrid Gilberto and Stan Getz, with an elegant sax solo by Rene Saenz; and in “No Place Like Home for Christmas,” also featuring Saenz, Coltrane meets Clooney (Rosemary, not George). “Pat-a-Pan” veers firmly into Klezmer territory, and Butler’s four-octave range becomes a boys’ choir on “Gesu Bambino.” “O Holy Night” and “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” blend classical and jazz in intimate, lively chamber ensembles.
Andrei Korobeinikov - Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev: Works for Cello & Piano (2016)

Andrei Korobeinikov - Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev: Works for Cello & Piano (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:00 | 166 MB
Label: PentaTone

The achingly beautiful, haunting lyricism of early Rachmaninov and the soaring effusiveness of late Prokofiev are glowingly brought to life by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov in this new release from PENTATONE of richly expressive 20th century cello sonatas and other works. Composed during troubled periods in the composers lives, the cello sonatas are life-affirming works.
Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999) (Repost)

Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:35 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550987

A majority of well-known composers have written at least a few chamber compositions in their entire lifetime. The most famous would have to be Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and probably Prokofiev. Some, including Respighi and Vaughan Williams, are overlooked or even rejected in today's society. Whether it's because of lack of originality or excessive complexities, these sorts of compositions are always left in the dark. Take Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, for instance. This 35-minute work doesn't receive the complete recognition it deserves. It's overshadowed by the composer's piano concertos and symphonies, all of which are respectfully first-rate works in their own right.
Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956) [MFSL, UDCD 538]

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 538 | ~ 266 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Vocal / Jazz / Swing / Pop

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, arguably the vocalist's greatest swing set. Like Sinatra's previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin' Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old "You Make Me Feel So Young" to the 20-year-old "Pennies From Heaven" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy…

Ray Wilson - Songs for a Friend (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 18, 2016
Ray Wilson - Songs for a Friend (2016)

Ray Wilson - Songs for a Friend (2016)
Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:13 | 101 MB
Label: Jaggy D Records | Release Year: 2016

Inspired by the many intimate experiences from his acoustic storytelling concerts, Ray decided to write a collection of musical short stories. Stories, simply, about life. Stiltskin guitarist and collaborator, Uwe Metzler, sketched out some acoustic ideas, and the journey began. Moving through jealousy, anger, hurt, regret, disappointment, fate, and love. Ray often exposes his innermost feelings through his music, and the minimalist production on this collection of songs provides a particularly intimate expression of those emotions. Ray's love of the road has been his musical lifeline, and the journey has been good for him. Whether a concert or an album they are a journey for the soul.

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 31, 2016
Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Pablo | # PACD-2310-955-2 | 00:46:13

This posthumous CD is novel because it features Joe Pass exclusively on acoustic guitar, and it is obvious that he enjoyed every minute of these sessions. "The Shadow of Your Smile" is no longer easy listening fodder, as Pass turns it into a miniature master class in swing. "Star Eyes" is accented by the soft squeaks of Pass' fingers gently weaving their intricate magic. Most of the works of Joe Pass tended to be improvised blues, so the title track is an exception – a simple yet elegant ballad written for his wife. "Blues for Angel" highlights his matchless mastery of slow blues. The boppish blues "Satellite Village" is a perfect closer. The good news is that there are several more unreleased sessions by Joe Pass that will follow this superb collection.