John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet

John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet - The Rare Delight Of You (2002)

John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet - The Rare Delight Of You (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 36 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Standards | Telarc #CD-83546

John Pizzarelli teams with the George Shearing Quintet to reveal their unique musical chemistry on The Rare Delight of You, a 15-track gem filled with the ambience of such great composers as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Warren, and the master himself, George Shearing. Pizzarelli, a master of the Great American Songbook, showcases his musical heirlooms – buoyant, loving vocals and quality guitar skills – alongside Shearing's authentic and full-spirited piano savvy with brilliant insight and freedom of expression without exceeding the boundaries of the original compositions. The results are tender, expressive, jazz renderings that resound with taste and class…
The George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:44 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The formula for the George Shearing Quintet was wearing very thin by the time of this 1974 release, although he adds two Latin percussionists to the group for variety. The lack of notable sidemen means that Shearing does almost all of the solos, excepting the guest percussionists, but the major weakness of this record is the inane material. While Stevie Wonder's 'The Sunshine of My Life' has been successfully absorbed into the jazz repertoire, forgettable turkeys like 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose,' 'Killing Me Softly,' a Muzak-like rendition of 'Superstar' (the sleep-inducing hit for Karen Carpenter written by Leon Russell), the insipid 'The World Is a Ghetto,' and especially the nauseating Gilbert O'Sullivan ballad 'Alone Again (Naturally)' prove that even a first-rate musician can do little to make these tunes interesting to jazz listeners.

The George Shearing Quintet - Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by TimMa at Dec. 5, 2010
The George Shearing Quintet - Christmas (1998)

The George Shearing Quintet - Christmas (1998)
MP3 320 kbps | 1 CD | 138.63 Mb | Total Time: 62:00 min
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Telarc | Country: USA | Catalog#: 83438 | Sep 29, 1998

George Shearing's quintet work is instantly recognizable. His use of guitar (Reg Schwager) and vibes (Don Thompson) closely following the gently swinging lead of his piano work has become a signature. On Christmas, the Shearing Quintet (here rounded out by the bass of Neil Swainson and the drums …
The GEORGE SHEARING Quintet with NANSY WILSON - The Swingin's Mutual! (1961)

The GEORGE SHEARING Quintet with NANSY WILSON - The Swingin's Mutual! (1961)
EAC RIP | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG+Full Covers / MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps | 209 MB / 106 MB
Jazz, Swing, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Recorded: 1961 | Audio CD (May 19, 1992) | Label: 1992 Capitol Records, Inc.

The music on The Swingin's Mutual!, a dozen selections featuring the George Shearing Quintet includes six that have vocals by a young Nancy Wilson, and has been reissued on CD by Capitol with five additional tracks. This was one of Wilson's most jazz-oriented dates (even if she was never a jazz singer) and is highlighted by her vocals on "The Nearness of You" and "The Things We Did Last Summer" along with instrumental versions of "Oh! Look at Me Now," "Blue Lou" and "Lullaby of Birdland."
George Shearing Quintet & Red Norvo Trio - Midnight On Cloud 69 (1993)

George Shearing Quintet & Red Norvo Trio - Midnight On Cloud 69 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Complete Scans Included | 151 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.99) | Joint Stereo | 97.7 MB
Nippon Columbia Co., Japan / Savoy Jazz | SV-0208 | Jazz

There is a cool and relaxed feeling to this session of "Midnight on CLoud 69" and ethereal quality which sets the tempo and mood of quietude. It is, contrary to the hot and heavy-breathed experience of daily living, and hiatus in which man may forget his tribulations and give vent to his imagination to trail the tail of a cloud as it glides through the dark and empty heavens.
The George Shearing Trio With Ray Brown And Marvin "Smitty" Smith - Breakin' Out (1987)

The George Shearing Trio With Ray Brown And Marvin "Smitty" Smith - Breakin' Out (1987)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 295.21 Mb | 54:09 | Covers
Bop, Cool | Label: Concord Jazz - CCD 4335

Most of George Shearing's recordings for Concord feature the pianist with his regular duo or trio. This release is different for the great pianist is matched up with bassist Ray Brown (who he had first played with in 1948) and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith. The nine songs they perform include four by Duke Ellington, Leonard Feather's "Twelve Tone Blues," Bud Powell's exciting "Hallucinations," two standards and Shearing's own down home "Break out the Blues." The music is as rewarding and swinging as one would expect from this lineup.
Miles Davis - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) [APO Remaster 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Miles Davis - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) [Analogue Productions '2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:12 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 799 MB

These songs were taken from sessions recorded over two days in the mid 1950s but held back for release until 1961. In 1956 Davis was about to jump to another record company but still owed his former label several albums, so he spent two long days in the studio with his first great quintet recording familiar material that would eventually yield four albums. Due to the speed with which these songs were recorded, they have a loose, spontaneous feel with the energy of a live concert rather than a recording session.
Elton John - Sleeping With The Past (1989) [Nippon Phonogram PPD-1048, Japan]

Elton John - Sleeping With The Past (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Nippon Phonogram, PPD-1048 | ~ 281 or 113 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

The past Elton John has in mind is the era of soul music of the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, and although all the songs are new, he recreates it well here…
George Shearing - Continental Experience (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - Continental Experience (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:22 minutes | 742 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Shearing's classic quintet is expanded to seven members on this release as two of Shearing's "amigos," Latin percussionists Carmelo Garcia and Chino Valdes, sit in on this 1975 release of pop standards. Includes a reading of Shearing's biggest hit and signature tune Lullaby of Birdland.
John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00::

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals. Likewise, he attacks the all-instrumental "Eleanor Rigby" with a jumpy, swinging aggression. Pizzarelli, however, becomes overly schmaltzy in presenting ballads like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Long and Winding Road" too seriously, with maudlin, straightforward arrangements that grind the party to a halt. The one exception is the more percussive "Oh Darling," where his intense vocal helps the tune rise above the hotel lounge mentality.