Mercury Jazz

Dick Morrissey - Here And Now And Sounding Good! (1966) {Mercury-Norma Japan NOCD5611}

Dick Morrissey - Here And Now And Sounding Good! (1966) {Mercury-Norma Japan NOCD5611}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 1995 Norma / Mercury Records | NOCD5611
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Here's my third and final upload by this much underated tenor player. It's from 1966 and was reissued in Japan some years ago. Good Stuff! Saxophonist Dick Morrissey towered among the finest and most innovative British jazz musicians of his generation when he teamed with guitarist Jim Mullen to spearhead the UK fusion movement of the 1970s. Born May 9, 1940 in Horley, England, Morrissey taught himself the clarinet at age 16, later mastering all of the saxophones and the flute. In his late teens, while apprenticing as a jeweler, he played with the Original Climax Jazz Band, followed by a stint in trumpeter Gus Galbraith's septet, where alto saxophonist Pete King introduced Morrissey to his chief inspiration, Charlie Parker.

Oscar Peterson - Compact Jazz (1987) {1987 Mercury West Germany}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 25, 2017
Oscar Peterson - Compact Jazz (1987) {1987 Mercury West Germany}

Oscar Peterson - Compact Jazz (1987) {1987 Mercury West Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 315 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Genre: jazz

Compact Jazz was a compilation series released by Mercury in the late 1980's and this is the Oscar Peterson edition. This edition was pressed in West Germany and is the version with the "atomic symbol".
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.
Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD Set] {Mosaic Records}

Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD Set] {Mosaic Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.06 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 809 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 478 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2007 Mosaic Records / Verve / UMG | B0010280-02 / MD5 - 237
Jazz / Bop / Big Band

Terrific, limited edition box set collecting all the recordings made by this one of a like group of superstar musicians including: Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, and Hank Jones. The set includes 5 CDs covering all of his 1959-60 studio and 1961 live Mercury sessions, as well as an earlier set from 1956 for ABC-Paramount and a 1961 date for Impulse. Also includes an exhaustive essay by Brian Priestley and a complete discography, as well as many rare photographs by Chuck Stewart.
The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) [2CD] {Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)

The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) [2CD] {Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)
XLD rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 745 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 265 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 46 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Cuneiform Records / Ed Palermo | Rune 380/81
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Modern Big Band / Jazz Rock

The Ed Palermo Big Band is led by alto saxist and arranger Ed Palermo; he has had this big band with much of the same personnel for over 30 years, which is an impressive feat in itself, and has had his band performing the music of Frank Zappa for 20 years. There are a number of ensembles performing the music of Frank Zappa, who is now recognized as one of the great 20th century American composers, but no one does it with this ease, skill and originality! The band is a 18 piece ensemble of five woodwind players, four trumpeters, three trombonists, two keyboardists, guitar, violin, bass and drum. All of these musicians are NYC professionals, and they have been playing this music for years with Ed, because, like Ed, they recognize and appreciate the genius inherent in the huge body of Zappa's work, and they want to keep this great music alive and in front of the public. OH NO! NOT JAZZ!! consists of two discs: The first disc further explores Ed's distinctive, big band interpretations of the music of Frank Zappa, while the second disc features Ed's own, colorful compositions.
 Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD BoxSet] {Mosaic} [re-up]

Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD BoxSet] {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.06 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 478 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2007 Mosaic Records / Verve / UMG | B0010280-02 / MD5 - 237
Jazz / Bop / Big Band

Terrific, limited edition box set collecting all the recordings made by this one of a like group of superstar musicians including: Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, and Hank Jones. The set includes 5 CDs covering all of his 1959-60 studio and 1961 live Mercury sessions, as well as an earlier set from 1956 for ABC-Paramount and a 1961 date for Impulse. Also includes an exhaustive essay by Brian Priestley and a complete discography, as well as many rare photographs by Chuck Stewart.
"Rahsaan" Roland Kirk - The Complete Mercury Recordings Of [11CD] (1990)

"Rahsaan" Roland Kirk - The Complete Mercury Recordings Of [11CD] (1990)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 3,37 GB. & 1,28 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 38 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1990) | Label: PolyGram/Mercury | Catalog# 846-630-2 | 9h 19m 12s

Rahsaan Roland Kirk's nearly one-dozen long-players on the Mercury Records family of labels – including the Smash and Limelight subsidiaries – are gathered on this massive ten-disc compilation. Actually, it is 11 discs if you count the surprise bonus CD. Additionally, Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings of Roland Kirk lives up to its name by augmenting those albums with more than two-dozen previously unissued sides.

V.A. - The Mercury Records Jazz Story [2CD] (1995)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Oct. 1, 2011
V.A. - The Mercury Records Jazz Story [2CD] (1995)

V.A. - The Mercury Records Jazz Story [2CD] (1995)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 905 MB. & 397 MB.
400dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1995) | Label: PolyGram/Verve | Catalog# 528 688-2 | 76:55 + 77:47 min.

Mercury Records produced a smattering of big band, dixieland and modern jazz from its inception in 1945 until 1953. Then producer Bob Shad was given a free rein to sign artists and the label began to carve a niche as a major player in the jazz world.
The Complete Clef / Mercury Studio Recordings Of The Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-53) [2008, 7CD Box Set, Mosaic Records] Restored

The Complete Clef / Mercury Studio Recordings Of The Oscar Peterson Trio (1951-53)
Jazz/Mainstream Jazz | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Artwork -> 140 Mb | Mosaic Records | ~1556 or 1651 or 1099 Mb

Oscar Peterson appeared on hundreds of recordings produced by Norman Granz, though most of his early trio dates for Mercury and Clef were overlooked for CD reissue until the release of this thorough seven-disc compilation by Mosaic in 2008. It still represents only a portion of the pianist's considerable output for the two labels between 1951 and 1953. This collection was put together as a result of laborious detective work, assembling nine different sessions from tape masters and second generation reels, 78s, EPs and LPs, some of which came from collectors and libraries, while also including eight previously unissued performances…

Queen - Jazz (1978) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by MWDP at July 11, 2009
Queen - Jazz (1978) [Japan 1st Press]

Queen - Jazz [Japan 1st press]
Rock | EAC-FLAC+CUE+LOG | 267 MB | FS.com & HF.com
1988 | Original Release Date: November 14, 1978 | Toshiba EMI Japan | CP32-5315

Jazz is a 1978 album by English rock band Queen. It was the band's seventh studio album, and comprises a number of different styles of music, including disco-funk ("Fun It"), vaudeville ("Dreamer's Ball"), rock and roll ("Dead On Time") and a country-flavored stomp ("Fat Bottomed Girls"). Curiously, it contains nothing recognizable as jazz, except perhaps the music-hall swing of "Dreamer's Ball". The album's eclecticism was alternately praised and criticised; it was subject to a viciously scathing Rolling Stone review by Dave Marsh which included the suggestion that "Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band." Nevertheless, the album made it to #6 on the American Billboard 200.