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  

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.”

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…

Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) [DSD64 + FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 22, 2016
Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Jacintha - Lush Life (2001)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 57:52 minutes | 2,03 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 57:52 minutes | 2,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Another set of sensual female jazz vocals from Jacintha, who is backed this time around by a full string section, arranged by Bill Cunliffe. This wonderfully recorded CD contains great solos from guitarist Anthony Wilson & flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny. Also features bassist Darek Oles & drummer Joe LaBarbera.

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

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.
Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra (1962/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 1,04 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:07 minutes | 726 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by Hodges.

Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime in the UK  

Posted by interes at Oct. 23, 2015
Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime in the UK

Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime in the UK (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) by Dick Hobbs
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199668280 | 344 pages | PDF | 1 MB