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.
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

Joe Henderson - Lush Life: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn  Music

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
Duke Ellington - Rare Strayhorn: Billy Strayhorn with Duke Ellington 1941-1965 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 006}

Duke Ellington - Rare Strayhorn: Billy Strayhorn with Duke Ellington 1941-1965 (2015) {La Maison du Duke MDD 006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1941-65, 2015 La Maison du Duke | MDD 006
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Big Band / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
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.”

Nancy Wilson - Lush Life (1967) [1995, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Jan. 11, 2016
Nancy Wilson - Lush Life (1967) [1995, Reissue]

Nancy Wilson - Lush Life (1967) [1995, Reissue]
Vocal, Jazz, Standards | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 39:42 Min | 257,66 Mb
Label: Capitol Jazz (EU) | Released: 1995, August, 1

Nancy Wilson was one of the few jazz-based pop singers of the 1960s who was able to navigate that decade's rock & roll-crazed waters and stay on top of the single and album charts. While her natural physical beauty certainly didn't hurt her career, it was probably her honest feel for soul and the blues, as well as jazz, that had her riding high during a time when so many of her peers were being dropped by the major labels or moving to Europe. Lush Life follows Wilson's winning formula of combining jazz and adult pop, but while individual tracks stand out, a heavy Barbra Streisand influence hurts the disc overall.
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.
Jax Jazz Collective - Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2014)

Jax Jazz Collective - Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:16 min | 121 MB
Genre: Modern Jazz | Label: J-Bo Records

A modern jazz sextet from Jacksonville, FL plays the music of Billy Strayhorn, featuring creative new versions of classic melodies.
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.