Armstrong 1962

Taras Bulba (1962)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 25, 2018
Taras Bulba (1962)

Taras Bulba (1962)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 4mn | 2,36 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, Drama | Director: J. Lee Thompson

A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. Though not wealthy, he is able to send his son Andrei away to a Polish school. At this time the Poles are overlords of Ukraine and the origin of the cossacks is struggle of the Ukrainian serfs to free themselves and their land of Polish domination. Toward this end Taras hopes that his son will be educated in the ways of the enemy. Instead, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish nobleman, setting the stage for a clash between love, family honor, and a struggle for national identity.
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 189 Mb
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© 1947, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4005~6 | Mono
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the key turning points of Louis Armstrong's career occurred at the Town Hall concert fully documented on this two-CD set, a reissue of the earlier two-LP release. Armstrong, who had been leading a big band for 18 years, was showcased with some musical friends who were all very complementary players (including trombonist Jack Teagarden, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko and cornetist Bobby Hackett), and the results were so exciting that Armstrong soon broke up his orchestra to form a similar all-star sextet.
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings (2018)

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 05:11:15 | 1,93 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Verve Records

For the first time, all of Ella & Louis' classic duets are in one place. This 4CD set gathers their timeless three Verve albums newly remastered versions of Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess combining them with their eight Decca singles, live recordings from Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl plus several alternates & false starts from the Decca & Verve eras, illuminating their craft & good humor. The set also includes an extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi.
Various Artists - Songs Of The Wild West (2017) {2CD Set Not Now Music NOT2CD666 rec 1953-1962}

Various Artists - Songs Of The Wild West (2017) {2CD Set Not Now Music NOT2CD666 rec 1953-1962}
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© 1953-62, 2017 Not Now Music | NOT2CD666
Country / Traditional Country / Western / Folk / Americana

The Wild West cowboy occupies a symbolic and central place in popular culture. The lone rider, out on the range… The white-hatted hero facing up to a gang of outlaws in a gunfight… The wagon train heading out over the horizon… Celebrated in cinema since the beginning of movies, the cowboy has also found a regular home on record, as this double CD collection testifies. Listen to these songs and, with just a little imagination, you can picture the solitary cowboy on his trusty steed, watching a cattle round-up, or making his way into a town like Tombstone… A timeless myth, captured forever in these Songs Of The Wild West…
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:01 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

James Ehnes takes a break from the 19th and 20th century repertoire and has recorded for the first time in his career four of the most famous baroque violin concertos – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the first four works in his set of 12, op8. James also directs the Sydney Symphony.
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong - Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6 & 9 'Kreutzer' (2017)
James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX4170 | 01:01:55

The duo of old friends James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong has established itself as one of the most exciting of our times. Their albums of violin sonatas by Franck & Strauss, and Debussy, Elgar & Respighi have been praised by critics worldwide. For this new album they turn to Beethoven and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The 9th, ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character – a kind of concerto for violin and piano. It is middle period Beethoven at its most dramatic. By contrast, the 6th sonata is a serene, introspective work of great beauty which has tended to be overlooked by its more outward-looking siblings. The intimacy of this sonata – especially the slow movement - is all the more surprising as the original finale was removed by the composer, to become the finale of the ‘Kreutzer’. Beethoven wrote the gentle variations to conclude the 6th sonata.
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486270 rel 2007}

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486270 rel 2007}
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© 1962, 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486270 | LP AS-30
Jazz / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The classic 1962 album Duke Ellington & John Coltrane showcased the rising jazz saxophone innovator performing alongside the long-established piano institution. While the pairing might have portended a dynamic clash of the musical generations, instead we got a casual, respectful, and musically generous meeting of like-minded souls. Similarly, while one might have assumed that Ellington would use his sidemen, instead producer Bob Thiele (who also produced similar albums for Ellington including pairings with Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins) chose to bring in Coltrane's own outfit for the proceedings.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 851-2)

Nat Hentoff prefaced his 1956 down beat review of Verve's first Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong collaboration with a prediction: "Ella and Louis is one of the very, very few albums to have been issued in this era of the LP flood that is sure to endure for decades." Today, those sublime performances, along with two subsequent Norman Granz-produced Fitzgerald-Armstrong albums, are regarded as milestones of American music. A dozen gems from these works are presented here.

VA - Jukebox Hits 1962 (2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 3, 2017
VA - Jukebox Hits 1962 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

VA - Jukebox Hits 1962, Vol. 1-4 (1991-93/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 293:15 minutes | 3,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This complilation has been originally released in the early 90s on four compact disc as four volumes. Features 118 songs, include as well known hits and as a forgotten songs.

Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 1, 2017
Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 47:03 minutes | 2,14 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 47:03 minutes | 919 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This lovingly remastered release sees live performances of Satchmo and his All Stars presented to a whole new generation of listeners. Including the infamous title track along with a warm and rich performance of When It's Sleepy Time Down South and a lively rendition of Ole Miss, among many other top notch numbers, this is a perfectly balanced Armstrong collection to be treasured. This DSD music was never released on a SACD, but now it is available as a DSD Download.