Lester Young Kansas City

Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Aug. 25, 2011
Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)

Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Definitive Records/DRCD11118

Definitive edition of the recordings made by Lester Young in 1938-1944 for the legendary Commodore, Signature and Keynote labels.

Lester Young - The Kansas City Sessions (1997)  Music

Posted by Bezz at July 25, 2012
Lester Young - The Kansas City Sessions (1997)

Lester Young - The Kansas City Sessions (1997)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 200 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ GRP Records
Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)

Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 851 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 552 MB | 04:00:25
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Mosaic | Release Year: 2008

The focus of this set was to present all of Lester Young's solo efforts under Count Basie's leadership for the Columbia family of labels. In addition, we have included the Glenn Hardman and his Hammond Five date plus a Benny Goodman small group session that went unreleased until 1973.

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Nov. 21, 2011
Lester Young - Portrait (2001)

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 10 CDs | 2.38 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label ~ Past Perfect Records
VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)

VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Verve/Polydor K.K. | # POCJ-1321 | 01:03:07

For Robert Altman's Kansas City film, since the story was centered in 1934 Kansas City, Altman wanted to have younger musicians depict top jazz artists of the era playing at one of the legendary jam sessions. He recruited many of today's top modernists and, although they used arrangements based on older recordings, they did not have to necessarily improvise in the style of the time. Actually, it is surprising how close the musicians often come, recapturing not just the music of the period but the adventurous spirit of such immortals as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. A dozen songs from the film are on this very enjoyable and unique CD, which features such players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, clarinetist Don Byron, guitarists Russell Malone and Mark Whitfield, pianists Geri Allen and Cyrus Chestnut, altoists Jesse Davis and David "Fathead" Newman, and four of today's great tenors: James Carter, Craig Handy, David Murray, and Joshua Redman. In addition, Kevin Mahogany sings "I Left My Baby." Although there are some audience shouts on a couple of the pieces, this is one soundtrack album that very much stands up on its own.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young by Dave Gelly
English | Oct. 18, 2007 | ISBN: 0195334779 | 192 Pages | PDF | 4.28 MB

Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound.

Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 26, 2015
Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History (repost)

Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History by Chuck Haddix
English | 26 May 2005 | ISBN: 0195047672 | 288 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

There were but four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them–New Orleans, Chicago, and New York–have been well documented in print. But there has never been a serious history of the fourth, Kansas City, until now. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz.
Kansas City SO / Michael Stern - Britten's Orchestra (2010, Reference Rec. # RR-120SACD) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benjamin Britten - Britten's Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra / Michael Stern (conductor)
SACD ISO: 3,33 GB (Stereo/MCH) | FLAC Stereo @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 984 MB | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Reference Recordings # RR-120SACD | Country/Year: Europe 2003 | Artwork
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"…I feel with this recording, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Orchestra are now major player's in the classical music world. Superb!! Highly recommended." ~sa-cd.net
Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 912 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

One of the chief characteristics of Benjamin Britten's music is his masterful and highly distinctive orchestration, and the works on this album are among his most prized for that hallmark of his originality: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the Sinfonia da requiem, and the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes.

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Jan. 23, 2014
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook) By Stanley Crouch, read by Kevin Kenerly
Unabridged edition 2014 | 9 hrs and 55 mins | ISBN: 1482967669 | MP3 64 kbps | 273 MB