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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
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 199 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 Smith - Here Comes Louis Smith (1958) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 31, 2018
Louis Smith - Here Comes Louis Smith (1958) [Reissue 2008]

Louis Smith - Here Comes Louis Smith (1958) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (50999 5 14381 2 8)

Louis Smith had a brilliant debut on this Blue Note album, his first of two before becoming a full-time teacher. The opener (Duke Pearson's "Tribute to Brownie") was a perfect piece for Smith to interpret, since his style was heavily influenced by Clifford Brown (who had died the previous year). He is also in excellent form on four of his basic originals and takes a particularly memorable solo on a haunting rendition of "Stardust." Altoist Cannonball Adderley (who used the pseudonym of "Buckshot La Funke" on this set, a name later used by Branford Marsalis), Duke Jordan or Tommy Flanagan on piano, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor make for a potent supporting cast, but the focus is mostly on the criminally obscure Louis Smith. After cutting his second Blue Note set and switching to teaching, Smith would not record again as a leader until 1978…

Joe Louis Walker - Blues Survivor (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2018
Joe Louis Walker - Blues Survivor (1993)

Joe Louis Walker - Blues Survivor (1993)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:09
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Verve/Gitanes Jazz | # 519 063-2

By no means a bad album, Walker's major-label debut just wasn't quite as terrific as what directly preceded it. The studio atmosphere seems a bit slicker than before, and the songs are in several cases considerably longer than they need to be (generally in the five- to seven-minute range). A reworking of Howlin' Wolf's "Shake for Me" is the only familiar entry.

Louis-Philippe: (1830-1848)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at March 27, 2018
Louis-Philippe: (1830-1848)

Louis-Philippe: (1830-1848) by Pierre de La Gorce
French | 2014 | ASIN: B00I4CCRMK | 317 Pages | PDF/EPUB | 2.79 MB
Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings - Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings (1989) + The Stars In The Sky (1992) 2CD Set, Expanded 2002

Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings - Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings (1989) + The Stars In The Sky (1992)
2CD Set, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2002

XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 671 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 237 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
British Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 833 | Time: 01:43:15

In 2002, Ace released Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings/The Stars in the Sky, which contained two albums – Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings (1989, originally released on Blue Horizon) and The Stars in the Sky (1992, originally on Tramp) – by Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings on one compact disc.
John Foxx & Louis Gordon - The Pleasures Of Electricity (2001) {Metamatic Records META 004CD}

John Foxx & Louis Gordon - The Pleasures Of Electricity (2001) {Metamatic Records META 004CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 389 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 40 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2001 Metamatic Records | META 004 CD
Electronic / Experimental Electronic / Avant-Garde

Former Ultravox leader John Foxx continues to explore his minimal, electronic pop on THE PLEASURES OF ELECTRICITY. Taking a cue from Kraftwerk, one of Foxx's most obvious stylistic touchstones, PLEASURES is a streamlined monorail of lock-step computer-generated beats and wiry synthesizer melodies with an equal emphasis on dark, atmospherics and energized, danceable rhythms.
Galilei Consort, Benjamin Chenier - Giovanni Rovetta: Messe pour la Naissance de Louis XIV (2016)

Galilei Consort, Benjamin Chenier - Giovanni Rovetta: Messe pour la Naissance de Louis XIV (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:46 | 351 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Alpha Classics | Catalog: ALPHA 965

To create a sense of the Venetian liturgical celebrations attendant on the birth of Louis XIV in 1638, Benjamin Chénier and the Galilei Consort have constructed a sumptuous performance from various works composed by Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Rovetta, Giovanni Antonio Rigatti, Claudio Monteverdi, and Giovanni Bassano. Rovetta had been chosen by Louis XIII to assemble the singers and instrumentalists, and his Kyrie, Gloria, and Credo from the Messa e Salmi Concertati form the core of this historical simulation, which is completed by a Sanctus and Agnus Dei by Rigatti, and various instrumental pieces and motets.

Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 27, 2018
Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}

Louis Armstrong - Singin' n' Playin' (1959) {1996/2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 192 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 92 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | LaserLight Digital #17 087

Culled from fairly representative 1959 live recordings of two different versions of Satchmo's All Stars band, SINGIN' AND PLAYIN' suffers from poor sound quality. As always, however, Armstrong's joy and exuberance manage to shine through. The first three tracks are from the excellent Trummy Young/Billy Kyle version of the All Stars, arguably the band best matched to Armstrong's unique combination of serious jazz and comedic routines. Listeners interested in this lineup, however, would do well to also pick up the sublime MACK THE KNIFE or THE GREAT CHICAGO CONCERT 1956. The remaining seven tracks feature an altogether different All Stars which included vibraphonist Tyree Glenn and clarinetist Marty Napoleon.
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)

Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 172.57 Mb | 43:31 | Covers
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Igloo - IGL 034

This 1983 studio date, titled Crystal Bells here yet previously released under other titles, features trumpet Chet Baker performing within a trio setting with the Belgian duo of guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. Although famously known as an intuitive musician who played by ear, by the '80s Baker's improvisation had coalesced into a beautifully logical, root harmony-based style in which one can discern the exact progressions of any given tune simply by listening to him.
Claudio Roditi, Klaus Ignatzek & Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Three for One (2003)

Claudio Roditi, Klaus Ignatzek & Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Three for One (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 210.15 Mb | 57:08 | Covers
Latin Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Nagel Heyer Records - NH 2028

Trumpeter Claudio Roditi is well showcased on this CD in an intimate setting with pianist Klaus Ignatzek and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. Actually, all three musicians often act as equals during a date reminiscent of some of Chet Baker's Steeplechase recordings; Rassinfosse frequently played bass with Baker during the trumpeter's European years. The musicians perform five Ignatzek songs, four by Roditi, and "On Green Dolphin Street." Roditi takes a forgettable vocal on "Sem Falar," but his trumpet playing is heard at its prime throughout and some of the originals (particularly "Avocado," "Waltz for Walter," "Either Way," and "Sussex Garden") are catchy and infectious. Three for One is a very likable set that is lightly swinging, melodic, and fun.