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.
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Cleanhead & Cannonball (1962) [Reissue 2002]

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Cleanhead & Cannonball (1962) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Milestone Records (MCD-9324-2)

A plethora of "lost" recording dates have popped up since the dawn of the compact disc, especially in the jazz world. Unfortunately, most of them haven't been worth the wait and, indeed, as underwhelming as some of them have been, it might - at least aesthetically speaking - have been better had they not been unearthed. Happily, this isn't one of these occasions. The two sessions here were recorded in 1961 and 1962 in Chicago and New York, and feature Cannonball Adderley's quintet that included pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Louis Hayes, and brother Nat on cornet. Cleanhead sings his ass off and plays some alto with Cannonball…
Miles Davis Quintet - Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1957/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Miles Davis Quintet - Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1957/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:24 minutes | 697 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cookin' was the first album to be released of the famed extended recording sessions of the Miles Davis Quintet, wherein they taped the band's basic repertoire (and what a marvelous mixture of jazz originals and standards) in the manner of nightclub sets rather than the repetition of the usual studio takes. The album excited listeners not only with its contents but with its promise of more to come. Davis, Coltrane, Garland, Chambers and Philly Joe Jones; one of the classic groups in the history of jazz. It established a level of excellence that was to foster a long, successive line of outstanding Davis quintets and sextets through the 50s and 60s.
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…