Billy Strayhorn Lush Life

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2016
Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Cool, Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: Red Baron | # AK 52760 | Time: 01:09:23

Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry and Bob Wilbur (on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.
Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996

Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 52563 2 5 | Time: 00:35:26

This is a little-known and rather melancholy set, virtually Billy Strayhorn's only recording away from the world of Duke Ellington. The focus is totally on Strayhorn's piano throughout his interpretations of ten of his compositions (including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train," and "Something to Live For"). Three selections have the Paris Blue Notes adding sparse wordless vocals, two other numbers add some quiet playing by the Paris String Quartet, and bassist Michel Goudret is on five of the ten selections (including one apiece with the strings and the voices). "Strange Feeling" and "Chelsea Bridge" are taken as unaccompanied piano solos. Of the ten songs, only "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" hints at happiness; otherwise, Strayhorn's melodic and concise playing is quite somber, peaceful in volume but filled with inner tension.
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-8103-2 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster | PRLP 7188
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

“I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.” —Rudy Van Gelder.
Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn (1992) [Reissue 2004] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:43 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,26 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,16 GB
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {1957-58 Recordings} [Fantasy Remaster '2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {1957-58 Recordings} [Fantasy Remaster '2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:33 minutes | Scans included | 725 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 433 MB

When he recorded Lush Life, John Coltrane was rapidly gaining recognition for his innovations in jazz soloing. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, he had become known far beyond a small circle of jazz insiders. Coltrane's development as a soloist came at a pace and an intensity seldom witnessed in jazz. It was immeasurably aided by two factors: He jettisoned his drug and alcohol habits and, during a hiatus from the Davis band, he worked with Thelonious Monk. The boldness and daring that began to characterize Coltrane's playing during the Monk period are evident here in three pieces on which he is accompanied only by bass and drums. Freeing his astonishing creativity from the imposed harmonies of a piano, he employs his massive technique to put into standard song and blues forms nearly all that they could contain. In two pieces with pianist Red Garland, his colleague from the Davis group, Coltrane is scarcely less inventive. The clarity and definition of SA-CD technology make the intimacy of Coltrane's style seem even more conversational.

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn  

Posted by odoacer at March 4, 2010
Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
JAZZ | EAC rip | APE(IMAGE+CUE+LOG) | COVERS | 320Mb
Recorded september 3,6,8 1991 at Van Gelder Studios,englewood Cliff,N.J.Engineer Rudy VanGelder.
Recording Time 61 minutes

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 2006 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-8103-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop


John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) {2006 Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack.
Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) [DCC Gold GZS-1108]  Music

Posted by Sartre at June 24, 2009
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) [DCC Gold GZS-1108]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958) [DCC Gold GZS-1108]
Jazz | Lossless Wavpack ISO+Log+Cue -> 185MB | Full Covers | EAC Rip | Uploaded/1Fichier

Lush Life (1958) is among John Coltrane's best endeavors on the Prestige label. One reason can easily be attributed to the interesting personnel and the subsequent lack of a keyboard player for the August 16, 1957 session that yielded the majority of the material. Coltrane (tenor sax) had to essentially lead the compact trio of himself, Earl May (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). This DCC Gold CD was mastered by Steve Hoffman.

Billy Idol - Charmed Life (1990)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 3, 2016
Billy Idol - Charmed Life (1990)

Billy Idol - Charmed Life (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Chrysalis, F2 21735 | U.S.A | ~ 376 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 336 Mb
Pop Rock / Classic Rock

By 1990's aptly named Charmed Life, Billy Idol was seemingly more well-known for his excessive lifestyle than his creative zenith of a few years prior. This made his channeling of Jim Morrison on a rowdy cover of "LA Woman" even more apt. He had done so before, of course, most memorably on 1986's Whiplash Smile…