Duke Ellington Small Group Sessions

Buddy Rich - Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions (1953-61) [7CD Set] (2005) {Mosaic MD7-232}

Buddy Rich - Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions (1953-61) [7CD Set] (2005) {Mosaic MD7-232}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.17 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.02 Gb
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© 2005 Mosaic / Universal | MD7-232 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Bop / Drums

Buddy Rich, the most remarkable drummer to ever play jazz, can easily have his career divided into three. During 1937-1945 he was a notable sideman with big bands including those of Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey. In 1966 he formed his own successful orchestra that capitulated him to his greatest fame. During the 20 years in between, Rich led short-lived bebop big bands, a variety of combos, toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic, recorded with all-star groups, and had stints with the orchestras of Dorsey and Harry James. This seven-CD set draws its material from Rich's second period and it can also be divided into two. The first half has Rich recording for producer Norman Granz in a variety of combos.
Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-64) [7CD] {2006 Mosaic Box Set}

Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-64) [7CD] {2006 Mosaic Box Set}
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© 2006 Mosaic Records | MCD7-234
Jazz / Bop / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Trumpet

These sessions document unequivocally why Dizzy Gillespie is still considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, for his mastery of the instrument, his command of time, his control over musical ideas, and his ability to entertain. He was blessed during this period, which spans 1954 to 1963, with stellar sidemen, unparalleled arrangements, and a surge of excitement for making music.
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions (1990) [DAD Reissue 1999] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions (1990) [Reissue 1999]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:36 minutes | 1,41 GB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1031 | Covers
J.J. Johnson - The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions (1956-61) [7CD] {1996 Mosaic Records Remaster} [re-up]

J.J. Johnson - The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions (1956-61) [7CD] {1996 Mosaic Records Remaster}
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© 1996 Mosaic Records / Sony Music | MD7-169
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

This seven-CD limited-edition box set from Mosaic is another mind-boggling collection. The masterful trombonist J.J. Johnson recorded steadily for Columbia during the 1956-61 period, heading groups that ranged from quartets to sextets that performed solid hard bop. Johnson is joined on various selections by tenors Bobby Jaspar (doubling on flute) and Clifford Jordan; cornetist Nat Adderley; the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard; pianists Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Cedar Walton, and Victor Feldman; bassists Percy Heath, Wilbur Little, Paul Chambers, Spanky DeBrest, Arthur Harper, and Sam Jones; and drummers Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and Louis Hayes.
Johnny Smith - The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions (1952-64) [8CD BoxSet] {2002 Mosaic Remaster}

Johnny Smith - The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions (1952-64) [8CD BoxSet] {2002 Mosaic Remaster}
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© 2002 Mosaic Records / EMI | MD8-216
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Johnny Smith is an exquisite jazz guitarist known mostly to fellow musicians and serious jazz fans. This beautifully packaged and expertly annotated eight-CD limited-edition boxed set from Mosaic includes his complete small-group recordings for Roost, most of which have languished out of print for decades. Smith's unique voicings on his instrument set him apart from other players, yet he maintains a lush, crystal-clear tone no matter the tempo or setting.
Kenny Dorham - The Complete Savoy Recordings Plus Other Small Group Sessions (1946-49) {1999 Definitive Records}

Kenny Dorham - The Complete Savoy Recordings Plus Other Small Group Sessions (1946-49) {1999 Definitive Records}
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© 1999 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD 11156
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

The first recordings with small groups made for the Savoy label by one of the most fine trumpeters in moder jazz-wich replaced Miles Davis on Charlie Parker's combo and later became a founding member of The Jazz Messengers and Jazz Prophets. Only master takes.
Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small-Group Sessions [2CD] (1995)

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small-Group Sessions [2CD] (1995)
Jazz | EAC Rip | APE (images)+CUE+LOG | [email protected] | 628 MB. & 374 MB.
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Audio CD (1995) | Label: PolyGram/Verve | Catalog# 528-408-2 | 78:47 + 79:32 min.

Reissued in this two-CD set are all of the recordings from the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet, a group that despite its talents failed commercially. With Cannonball on alto, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, it is surprising that the group did not make it, but the Adderleys were fairly unknown at the time.
J.J. Johnson — The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions (1996) [7CD] {Mosaic MD7-169}

J.J. Johnson — The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions (1996) [7CD] {Mosaic MD7-169}
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© 1996 Mosaic / Sony Music | MD7-169
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

This seven-CD limited-edition box set from Mosaic is another mind-boggling collection. The masterful trombonist J.J. Johnson recorded steadily for Columbia during the 1956-61 period, heading groups that ranged from quartets to sextets that performed solid hard bop. Johnson is joined on various selections by tenors Bobby Jaspar (doubling on flute) and Clifford Jordan; cornetist Nat Adderley; the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard; pianists Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Cedar Walton, and Victor Feldman; bassists Percy Heath, Wilbur Little, Paul Chambers, Spanky DeBrest, Arthur Harper, and Sam Jones; and drummers Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and Louis Hayes.
Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy of the Blues (1991) [REPOST]

Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy of the Blues (1991) [REPOST]
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 241 Mb
Label ~ Fantasy Ojc

Though Duke Ellington is justifiably legendary for leading the best and longest-lasting big band in jazz history, he often recorded and occasionally performed with small bands as well. Since Ellington would often lead a small group through newly-written material to test it out before creating big band arrangements, the 11 tracks here, recorded in three sessions with four-to-eight-player lineups, are basically demos. ~ CD Universe

Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy of the Blues  

Posted by Buaires at Sept. 5, 2008

Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy of the Blues
Jazz | Label: Fantasy | FLAC | PT: 41:56 | Release: 1991 | 2 x 95,4 + 51 MB

Lots of rare music was uncovered when these recordings were first released. Duke Ellington did a remarkable number of private recordings with small groups taken from his orchestra and the selections included on this CD reissue are some of the best. A "Combo Suite" from 1967 introduces Billy Strayhorn's "Intimacy of the Blues" along with five forgotten but worthy originals while the music on the second half of the program (some of which features organist Wild Bill Davis) dates from 1970; "All Too Soon" showcases Ellington's new tenor Harold Ashby. Excellent music.
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide