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Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz 'Round Midnight (1991)  Music

Posted by amusic at Jan. 4, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz 'Round Midnight (1991)

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz 'Round Midnight (1991)
FLAC tracks + cue + log + scans | 00:56:21 | 266 MB (+3%)
Jazz Vocal | Label: Verve

Jazz 'Round Midnight is a good collection of 14 songs Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve. It never tries to be a definitive retrospective, choosing instead to concentrate on torchy ballads that make for ideal late-night listening. Consequently, it isn't an album that will please collectors and purists, who would rather hear these songs in their original sessions, but for casual listeners looking for a good collection of sublime ballads, this is a good, affordable choice.

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD2)  Music

Posted by BartS at Sept. 2, 2006
Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD2)

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD2)

Mp3 | 192kbps | 1:05:36 | 94 MB

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD1)  Music

Posted by BartS at Aug. 31, 2006
Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD1)

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz (CD1)
Mp3 192 kbps | 1:00:42 | 88 MB
Ella Fitzgerald - The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) [4CD]

Ella Fitzgerald - The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 (1996) [4CD]
4cd | XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 752 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 540 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: GRP / MCA | Cat. # GRP 46482 | SCANS

The 4 disc set "The Legendary Decca Recordings" is a fantastic collection of 80 songs that Ella Fitzgerald recorded while at Decca records. The earliest material dates from 1938 and goes up to 1955. Let me first state that there is not a bad song in this collection. Some of what you'll hear are standards, some will be lesser known or maybe totally unknown songs, but everything is thoroughly enjoyable. The sound quality is incredible; this material is 45-60 years old, but it might as well have been recorded yesterday. I'm not kidding, it's that good.
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.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 851-2)

Nat Hentoff prefaced his 1956 down beat review of Verve's first Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong collaboration with a prediction: "Ella and Louis is one of the very, very few albums to have been issued in this era of the LP flood that is sure to endure for decades." Today, those sublime performances, along with two subsequent Norman Granz-produced Fitzgerald-Armstrong albums, are regarded as milestones of American music. A dozen gems from these works are presented here.
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:56 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 1 GB

Recorded around the same time as her groundbreaking work with Louis Armstrong, this album is representative of Fitzgerald's best vocal work. Recorded over a two-day period in October, 1957, Fitzgerald sings familiar ballads on this release accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements courtesy of Frank DeVol, with tenor sax legend Stan Getz contributing to four songs.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [Reissue 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 108:57 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 2,04 GB

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.

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.

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218013222)

This studio album matches together Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra 16 years after they first recorded together. Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form. Highlights include "Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Honeysuckle Rose."