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Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27265 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The Charles Lloyd Quartet was (along with Cannonball Adderley's band) the most popular group in jazz during the latter half of the 1960s. Lloyd somehow managed this feat without watering down his music or adopting a pop repertoire. A measure of the band's popularity is that Lloyd and his sidemen (pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Jack DeJohnette) were able to have a very successful tour of the Soviet Union during a period when jazz was still being discouraged by the communists. This well-received festival appearance has four lengthy performances including an 18-minute version of "Sweet Georgia Bright" and Lloyd (who has always had a soft-toned Coltrane influenced tenor style and a more distinctive voice on flute) is in top form.

Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 22, 2017
Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}

Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 165MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

This single CD contains 12 performances by pianist Russ Freeman (with either Joe Mondragon or Monty Budwig on bass and drummer Shelly Manne) plus the one regular studio session (eight songs) that illfated pianist Richard Twardzik led (in a trio with bassist Carson Smith and drummer Peter Littman). Due to its rarity, the Twardzik date is more important historically but actually Freeman generally takes solo honors. Fine, straight-ahead music from two of the mid-'50s' more promising pianists.
Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}

Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastering
© 1973, 2013 Cadet / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9983
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Mr. Bojangles pairs Sonny Stitt with arranger Don Sebesky for one of the smoothest and most mainstream-facing dates of the saxophonist's career. Sebesky's luminous treatments underscore the elegance of Stitt's soulful alto and tenor leads–Roland Hanna's graceful electric piano leads the music even closer to funk, but the overall emphasis is more on atmosphere than rhythm. The material likewise spotlights ballads and slow-burn groovers, borrowing liberally from the pop charts for tunes including "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Ben"–even War's "The World Is a Ghetto" simmers instead of boils.
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of The Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 745 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 413 Mb
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© 1954, 1986 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-113
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

The independent jazz reissue label Mosaic Records garnered a rightful reputation as industry leaders and enthusiast favorites with deluxe and strictly limited-edition packages such as this one. The contents of this four-LP/three-CD collection are derived from two performances during the summer of 1954 and feature the Chet Baker Quartet: Baker (trumpet/"boom bam" percussion), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), and Bob Neel (drums). The two performances – recorded July 21 at Santa Cruz's Civic Auditorium and August 10 at The Tiffany Club in Los Angeles, respectively – are presented chronologically.

Marian McPartland with Henry Mancini - Piano Jazz (1995)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 22, 2017
Marian McPartland with Henry Mancini - Piano Jazz (1995)

Marian McPartland with Henry Mancini - Piano Jazz (1995)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 55:22 min | 132 Mb (5% Rec.)
Contemporary Jazz, Piano, Conversation | Label: Jazz Alliance

Henry Mancini saw his role in music as a film and television composer rather than as a songwriter. During his interesting hour on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show, Mancini discusses his life with good humor and modesty.

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 21, 2017
Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 167.52 Mb | 31:42 | Scans included
Swing, Jazz Vocal | Label: LaserLight Digital (15 722)

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 544 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 197 Mb
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© 1960, 1998 Atlantic / East West Japan | AMCY-1186~7
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Third Stream

A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic!

Sant Andreu Jazz Band And Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 7 (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Sept. 20, 2017
Sant Andreu Jazz Band And Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 7 (2017)

Sant Andreu Jazz Band And Joan Chamorro - Jazzing 7 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:18:41 | 189 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Temps Record

Sant Andreu Jazz Band is a project arising from a music class. Conducted by Joan Chamorro, the big band brings together children between 6 and 18 years old, around a classic jazz repertoire with lots of swing, which gained the public and sold-out some of the most important music auditoriums in Spain.
Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)

Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 538.58 Mb | 01:35:20 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Label: Okeh

Quali percorsi conducono un affermato cantante pop a trasformarsi in jazz crooner, secondo i classici modelli di Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett o Nat "King" Cole? La biografia dell'inglese Hugh Coltman ci dà una risposta, che nel caso specifico connette la casualità di un incontro col pianista belga Eric Legnini ed eventi personali. Tra i ricordi d'infanzia di Coltman ci sono le canzoni di Nat King Cole, che la madre (prima di lasciarlo orfano all'età di sette anni) era solita ascoltare in casa. Dopo alcuni anni di lavoro col gruppo The Hoax e una successiva carriera solista in Francia (Stories from the Safe House 2008 e Zero Killed 2011), Coltman si trova a sostituire la cantante Krystle Warren nel gruppo di Legnini, iniziando a scoprire nuove potenzialità legate all'imprinting infantile.

Flame Jazz Messengers - Port Arthur (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 20, 2017
Flame Jazz Messengers - Port Arthur (2016)

Flame Jazz Messengers - Port Arthur (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 227.38 Mb | 34:42 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Fredriksson Music (FRMCD019)

Flame Jazz Messengers is a fresh jazz act on the Finnish musical map and on its new album, Port Arthur, the group takes things on to a nautical level. The Flame Jazz Messengers ensemble is led by drummer-composer (on other occasions also pianist) Jussi Fredriksson and vibraphonist Severi Pyysalo.