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Ruth Brown - A Good Day for the Blues (1999)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 19, 2017
Ruth Brown - A Good Day for the Blues (1999)

Ruth Brown - A Good Day for the Blues (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 382 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 158 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Blues, Soul, Vocal Jazz | Label: Bullseye Blues & Jazz, #:149911661-9613-2 | 1999 | 01:00:36

Ruth Brown is one of the great voices of our time, a singer with deep roots in R&B firmament who, at 70, is at the peak of her communicative powers. A 1997 Grammy nominee and W.C. Handy Award winner, Ruth returns with this new set of songs that explores the territory between jazz and the blues, moving from the classic ballad sound of “Never Let Me Go” to her humorous rendition of the traditional “Cabbage Head.” Recorded in New Orleans with an all-star band, with arrangements by Wardell Quezergue, Victor Goines and Bill Easley.

Jenny Lin - Melody's Mostly Musical Day (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 14, 2017
Jenny Lin - Melody's Mostly Musical Day (2016)

Jenny Lin - Melody's Mostly Musical Day (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | Scans - 75 Mb | 01:04:32
Classical, Piano | Label: Steinway & Sons

Classical music for children has been an underserved genre, even though nothing could be more beneficial to the cause of bringing the music to future generations. Any such release is worthy of note, but one like this, charming and original, is cause for celebration. Pianist Jenny Lin organizes for children some favorite compositions and a few delightful rarities along a timeline "from breakfast to bedtime." There are 26 short pieces, enough to give a feel for the variety and importance of this tradition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Along the way you get Chopsticks, which you may not have known was an actual composition with an actual composer (female, at that), former chestnuts like Grieg's Grandmother's Minuet, the utterly charming I Danced with a Mosquito by Anatoly Liadov, ragtime and jazz works, and, to end, starlight familiar (Mozart) and more rare (Selim Palmgren), plus the famed cradle songs of Brahms and Chopin. Lin and the engineers from the Steinway label create a magical atmosphere, amplified by excellent children's illustrations in the booklet by Mikela Prevost. An ideal holiday, or anytime, gift item.
Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}

Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 761 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 334 Mb
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© 1956, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0015738-02
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing

This double LP was the first jazz concert ever recorded at the Hollywood Bowl (and only the second one held at that L.A. institution). Although not an official Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, it has the same basic format and was also produced by Norman Granz. Trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenors Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Buddy Rich all jam on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and there is also a ballad medley and a drum solo by Rich. In addition the Oscar Peterson Trio plays two numbers, the remarkable pianist Art Tatum (in one of his final appearances) has four, Ella Fitzgerald sings six songs (including a scat-filled "Airmail Special") and collaborates with Louis Armstrong on two others. For the grand finale nearly everyone returns to the stage for "When the Saints Go Marching In" which Armstrong sings and largely narrates, cheerfully introducing all of the participants. This is a historic and very enjoyable release featuring more than its share of classic greats.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 307 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
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© 1973, 1999 Atlantic / 32 Jazz 32131
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

So many of the jazz great are now gone, a fact that no one would dispute but that really hits home after listening to a masterpiece such as this reissue of Charles Mingus' Mingus Moves. Not only have we lost the impetuous bassist and composer, but also drummer Dannie Richmond, tenor titan George Adams and the extraordinary pianist Don Pullen. The latter three men, in particular, were taken way before their times and one longs for the incendiary magic that the Pullen-Adams group (the seeds of which are planted here) conjured for a brief spell in the '80s.
Connie Evingson - Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (2003)

Connie Evingson - Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 01:06:31 min | Cover included | 410 mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz / Label: Summit Records

Connie Evingson isn't the first person to provide a vocal jazz tribute to the Beatles; over the years, everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Czech singer Peter Lipa has interpreted the John Lennon/Paul McCartney songbook. But Let It Be Jazz, the Minneapolis resident's fifth album, is among the more creatively successful..
Eddie Shu & Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners (1954-55) {Bethlehem Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-62084 rel 2001}

Eddie Shu & Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners (1954-55) {Bethlehem Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-62084 rel 2001}
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© 1954-55, 2001 Bethlehem / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-62084
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Not that this artist isn't pretty cool; far from it. Credited either as Bob Hardaway or Robert Hardaway, he spent much of the 20th century at the top of the studio musician scene in Los Angeles, playing a bewildering array of woodwind instruments — even bass clarinet, English horn, and alto flute — on a tall stack of records that stylistically give the impression of having been snatched at random out of a burning used record store, the Partridge Family, Dinah Washington, Bonnie Raitt, and his efforts with the Eddie Shu/Bob Hardaway Jazz Practitioners among them.
Art Pepper with Ted Brown - The Complete Free Wheeling Sessions (1956) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10236 rel 2006}

Art Pepper with Ted Brown - The Complete Free Wheeling Sessions (1956) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10236 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 506 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
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© 1956, 2006 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10236
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

Lone Hill Jazz presents a package of vintage cool West Coast jazz, bringing to light 16 excellent tracks that have all but fallen through the cracks over the years. On Monday, November 26, 1956 (which just happened to be the day that Tommy Dorsey died), tenor saxophonists Ted Brown and Warne Marsh brought their working quintet into a Los Angeles recording studio to make Brown's first album as a leader, with special guest alto saxophonist Art Pepper adding his own third dimension.
Dmitry Baevsky - The Day After (feat. Jeb Patton, David Wong & Joe Strasser) (2017)

Dmitry Baevsky - The Day After (feat. Jeb Patton, David Wong & Joe Strasser) (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:23 | 155 MB
Label: jazz family | Release Year: 2017

Imagine a group that, in large measure, references the bebop revolution of nearly seventy-five years ago, yet steers clear of the pitfalls of nostalgia, hero worship, and blatant imitation, and ultimately wins the day with an adroit blend of teamwork and compelling individual voices. For those who believe that nothing good can come from contemporary players choosing to work an all-too-familiar vein of the jazz tradition, I suggest a visit with Dmitry Baevsky's band. Over the past several years, the alto saxophonist's quartet featuring pianist Jeb Patton, bassist David Wong, and drummer Joe Strasser, has often performed at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. The fruits of their labor are documented for the first time in The Day After, Baevsky's sixth record date as a leader.
Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day Sings The Winners (1958) {Japanese Re-Issue}

Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day Sings The Winners (1958) {Japanese Re-Issue}
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© 1958, 1989 Polydor / Verve | J25J 25138
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Big Band

For this 1958 LP, Anita O'Day sings standards associated with other musicians, including "Four" (Miles Davis), "Early Autumn" (Stan Getz), "Four Brothers" (Woody Herman), "Sing, Sing, Sing" (Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and "Peanut Vendor" (Stan Kenton). Some of the material is unusual for a singer to interpret, but O'Day, one of the top jazz vocalists of the decade, improvises when the lyrics are not that strong (or barely exist). The backup by the Russ Garcia Orchestra is not all that memorable, but the focus is entirely on the vocalist, and O'Day really comes through.
Various Artists - Masters Of Jazz - An Award-Winning Series (2004) {5xDVD5 PAL Box Set DV1374704101}

Various Artists - Masters Of Jazz - An Award-Winning Series (2004) {5DVD5 PAL Box Set DV1374704101}
5xDVD5 -> 17.6 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 5 ch | ~ 360 min | ISO Images | subs: Nederlands
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© 2004 Documentary Plus | DV1374704101
Jazz / Documentary / Bop / Big Band / Hard Bop

Masters Of American Music The Story Of Jazz may be the most concise informative documentary on jazz to date. Five discs consisting of six and a half hours of material is presented in concise, informative segments. Comparisons to Ken Burns Jazz are inevitable, but unnecessary. This documentary combines extremely rare footage of performances and interviews to analyze the evolution of jazz and highlight four of its icons. Originally a television 'mini-series', the release of this limited edition digitally re-mastered set is good news for the world of jazz.