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

Kansas City : A Food Biography  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at April 9, 2018
Kansas City : A Food Biography

Kansas City : A Food Biography
by Andrea L. Broomfield
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1442232889 | 256 Pages | True PDF | 6.4 MB

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 30, 2018
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 358 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 591)

The final of the four "complete" Bennie Moten Classics CDs, which contain all of the orchestra's recordings except for a dozen alternate takes, has the band's final selections from 1930 (including some vocals by Jimmy Rushing) and then all of the music from Moten's classic final session of Dec. 13, 1932. With trumpeter Hot Lips Page, trombonist Dan Minor, Eddie Durham (the main arranger) on trombone and guitar, baritonist Jack Washington, Ben Webster on tenor, bassist Walter Page and pianist Count Basie, the orchestra at times almost sounds like the Count Basie big band of 1937. "Toby," the original version of "Moten Swing," "The Blue Room," "Milenberg Joys," "Lafayette" and "Prince of Wails" are among the many memorable selections.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 29, 2018
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 558)

During the period covered by this second of four Classics CDs, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra was at the peak of its powers, dominating the jazz scene of the Midwest. There were not a lot of famous names in the group yet, but the soloists were colorful, and the band's ensembles could really rock in a pre-swing manner. The main players at the time included cornetist Ed Lewis, Harlan Leonard on various reeds, baritonist Jack Washington and Moten himself on piano. Highlights include "Moten Stomp," "Kansas City Breakdown," "Get Low-Down Blues," "Terrific Blues" and the remake of the band's hit "South."

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 27, 2018
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 549)

Pianist Bennie Moten led one of the finest jazz bands on record in the 1920s, a group that included many of the top musicians of the Midwest. On the first of four Classics CDs - all of which are recommended to vintage jazz collectors - that reissue the master takes of all of Moten's recordings, the band quickly evolves from a sextet in 1923 to a solid 11-piece orchestra. Despite a few novelty effects (including clarinetist Woody Walder occasionally getting weird sounds by playing only the mouthpiece of his horn), even the most primitive numbers on this set are quite enjoyable. Highlights include the original version of "South" (Moten's big hit), "Goofy Dust," "Thick Lip Blues" and "Sugar."

Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 15, 2018
Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)

Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:38 | 119 MB
Label: Vintage Jukebox

Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the 1950s of hearing many young tenors try to sound exactly like him.

Kansas City Homes & Style - March/April 2018  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at March 12, 2018
Kansas City Homes & Style - March/April 2018

Kansas City Homes & Style - March/April 2018
English | 132 pages | True PDF | 74 MB

Kansas City Confidential (1952)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at March 5, 2018
Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Kansas City Confidential (1952)
BDRip 720p | 1h 39mn | 956x720 | MKV AVC@3968Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 3.87 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 39mn | 1436x1080 | MKV AVC@8613Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 7.15 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | Subtitles: English

A down-on-his-luck ex-G.I. finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence, after having been beaten up and tortured by the police, he sets out to discover who set him up, and why.
Lester Young - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)

Lester Young - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 110.52 Mb | 44:49 | Covers
Cool, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Jazz/Denon/Nippon Columbia - SV-0112

Basically Young's Savoy Master Takes, Blue Lester finds the svelte tenor innovator on a prime mix of sides from 1944 and 1949. As was the trend of most swing soloists by the mid-'40s, Young heads up a few different extended combos here, featuring the likes of pianist Johnny Guarnieri, trumpeter Jesse Drakes, drummer Cozy Cole, and old Basie bandmates Freddie Green and the Count himself. The numbers with Basie are particularly good, especially "I Don't Stand a Ghost of Chance With You" and "Back Home in Indiana." And for the topper, Young is heard in the company of the entire Basie band (Clyde Hart is on piano, though) for the three tracks that close things out. Not a bad place to start your Lester Young collection.