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
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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.
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.
Miles Davis Quintet - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961) {Official Digital Download 24-bit/44.1 kHz}

Miles Davis Quintet - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1961)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 00:40:04 | 430 Mb | 5% Recovery
Official Digital Download | Studio Master | Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster

Of Miles Davis's many bands, none was more influential and popular than the quintet with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. Davis's muted ballads and medium-tempo standards endeared him to the public. The horns' searing exposition of classics like "Salt Peanuts" and "Well, You Needn't" captivated musicians. The searching, restless improvisations of Coltrane intrigued listeners who had a taste for adventure. The flawless rhythm section became a model for bands everywhere. Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet is, in many respects representative of the total work of the quintet, it affords an excellent opportunity to examine just what this remarkable music was and how it was made. Such chemistry is inexplicable, and so, apparently, is the personality of the man who generated it.

Workin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1959) [TR24][SM][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 24, 2017
Workin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1959) [TR24][SM][OF]

Workin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1959)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 00:42:24 | 502 Mb | 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster

Undeniably one of the best small bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-1950s made history at the Cafe Bohemia on Manhattan's Barrow Street and in the New Jersey studio of Rudy Van Gelder for Prestige. This is the third in a series of four LPs taped in two marathon studio sessions, done in the style of sets at the Bohemia and producing music of high energy and immediacy. Preceded by Cookin' and Relaxin' , Workin' is a mix of standards and originals, up-tempos and ballads, and a trio number, "Ahmad's Blues." The music this quintet made in the mid-Fifties period will live forever: the excitement of the emerging…