John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet

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."
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…
The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1958) [TR24][SM][OF]

The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1958)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 36:51 min | 435 Mb | 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet was recorded in 1956, and is considered by many to be among the best performances and recordings of hard bop jazz. This album is a part of the Rudy Van Gelder Remasters series; these albums have been remastered by Rudy Van Gelder (the original session engineer). Recorded May 11 and October 26, 1956 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1957) [TR24][SM][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 14, 2017
Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1957) [TR24][SM][OF]

Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (1957)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 34:04 min | 394 Mb | 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet is the first of four classic albums that emerged from two marathon and fruitful sessions recorded in 1956 (the other three discs released in Cookin's wake were Workin', Relaxin' and Steamin'). All the albums were recorded live in the studio, as Davis sought to capture, with Rudy Van Gelder's expert engineering, the sense of a club show · la the Café Bohemia in New York, with his new quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. In Miles's own words, he says he called this album Cookin' because "that's what we did-came in and cooked." What's particularly significant about this Davis album is his first recording of what became a classic tune for him: "My Funny Valentine." Hot playing is also reserved for the uptempo number "Tune Up," which revs with the zoom of both the leader and Trane.
John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 236 Mb | Digital Booklet | 37:52 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

Recorded in one day (August 23, 1957) at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. This date of ballads and burners features the young tenor saxophonist John Coltrane leading a quartet comprised of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor. Liner notewriter (original and reissue) Ira Gitler remarks, “In the ‘50s I was called upon to name many of the untitled songs at Prestige. Traneing In came to me because of the way [Coltrane] homed in after Garland’s opening solo [on the song].” This album is significant in that it took place halfway through Coltrane’s break with Miles Davis’ classic quintet of the ‘50s and it was the same year that the tenor saxophonist hooked up with Thelonious Monk to record the recently discovered live Carnegie Hall masterpiece.
Miles Davis - Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [MFSL UDSACD 2019]

Miles Davis - Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2003 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2019 | ~ 257 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 26 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

Although chronologically the last to be issued, this collection includes some of the best performances from the tapes which would produce the albums Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and ultimately, Steamin'. A primary consideration of these fruitful sessions is the caliber of musicians – Miles Davis (trumpet), Red Garland (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax), and Philly Joe Jones (drums) – who were basically doing their stage act in the studio…
The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956) [DCC, GZS-1063]

The Miles Davis Quintet - Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
DCC, GZS-1063 | ~ 237 or 111 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop

Workin' is the third in a series of four featuring the classic Miles Davis Quintet: Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Like its predecessors Cookin' and Relaxin', Workin' is the product of not one – as mythology would claim – but two massively productive recording sessions in May and October of 1956, respectively…