Mercury Jazz

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}
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© 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.

Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 9, 2018
Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)

Cannonball Adderley - Verve Jazz Masters 31 (1994)
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (522 651-2)

Verve Jazz Masters 31 presents an introduction to the recordings of Cannonball Adderley. The enclosed booklet includes biographical material and commentary on the songs selected.
Cannonball Adderley was a happy man in an angry time. His success was largely based on that fact and so were his limitations. Called 'the new Bird" because of his remarkable facility on the alto saxophone, he never plumbed the dark depths of sorrow the way his predecessor did: he was Ella Fitzgerald to Charlie Parker's Billie Holiday. Nor did he ebulllient saxophone is showcased here playing classic songs, in small combos, swinging octets, and backed by string orchestras - from his mid-Fifties output for Mercury and EmArcy. With Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, John Coltraine, J.J. Johnson, Wynton Kelly an, of course, Cannonball's brother, Nat.
VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013) 75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

VA - A Taste Of Honey: Gems From The Mercury Vaults 1962 (2013)
75 Original Recordings on 3 CDs

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Rock & Roll, Pop, Country, R&B, Doo-Wop, Jazz, Blues | Label: One Day | # DAY3CD028

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and originally only signed black artists. By 1962, the year of our compilation, they had recruited a host of new artists of all hues which made Mercury the dominant force in jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop in the US. These artists included Little Richard, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Jivin' Gene, Clyde McPhatter, Charles Aznavour, Quincy Jones, Patti Page, Ray Stevens and many more.
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Essentiel Des Albums Studio 1958-1987 (2011) {Mercury 277 162-7 - 14 Albums On 12 CDs}

Serge Gainsbourg - L'Essentiel Des Albums Studio 1958-1987 (2011) {Mercury 277 162-7 - 14 Albums On 12 CDs}
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© 1958-87, 2011 Mercury / Universal Music France | 277 162-7
Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions / Cabaret

Being familiar with some of his work (basically the hit songs) I had no idea of the legacy this brilliant man has left behind. To my complete surprise this (ridiculously low priced) box set opened a new musical world before my ears and from the very first listening I have felt madly and hopelessly in love with Serge Gainsbourg's music. The quality of these recordings is matched by the quality of sound. The remastering is top notch and superior to most digital transfers heard today. I only wish this incredible set had been released on vinyl as well.
Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014]
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Trumpeter Brian Lynch has had an illustrious career, beginning with the Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and continuing as a member of the current Phil Woods Quintet. In between, he has led many projects and recorded many albums as a leader, and established himself as one of the top jazz trumpeters in the US. One of his assets is his deep understanding of and familiarity with Latin jazz, inspired by Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi and developed through his collaborations with Brazillian, Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians. The Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra is a culmination of these developments. The relatively small, nine-piece band features five horn players and two percussionists, and can sound as big and expansive or as tight and small as the situation demands. As we can see from this collection of medium- to slow-tempo boleros, this band represents an exemplary combination of authentic Latin rhythms and vigorous jazz improvisations.
VA - Bosporus Bridges: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1969-1978 (2005) {Twimo} ** [RE-UP]**

VA - Bosporus Bridges: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1969-1978 (2005) {Twimo}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 95 mb
Genre: jazz, funk

Bosporus Bridges: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1969-1978 is a 2005 compilation CD. This album was released by Twimo Records.
Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}
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© 1956, 1989 Savoy Jazz / SJ Records | ZDS 1191
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Swing / Trumpet

Before it was more common for jazz players like Wynton Marsalis to play both jazz and the "straight" music from stage, screen, and concert hall, trumpeter Joe Wilder broke the mold as a regular in Broadway pit bands and as a staff musician at ABC-TV from 1957-1973. After fleshing out his formal studies via stints with Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millander, and Count Basie, Wilder augmented his "day job" at ABC with several dates as a leader. This 1956 Savoy session finds him in the sympathetic company of pianist Hank Jones, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Kenny Clarke.
Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}

Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}
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© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9991
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Here is another LP helping from the Keith Jarrett "American" Quartet's last recording session – one that is almost as consistent in quality as its predecessor. The happy-go-lucky groove of the title track perfectly expresses its name, with Jarrett blithely singing along; both Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden get plenty of solo space on Redman's "Gotta Get Some Sleep" and Haden's "Pocket Full of Cherry" (a pun referring to Haden cohort Don Cherry); and Paul Motian remains a marvelously flexible drummer. Moreover, there is another fascinating swatch of Middle Eastern experimentation on "Pyramids Moving."

Leicester Mercury – February 17, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by Hazir at Feb. 17, 2018
Leicester Mercury – February 17, 2018

Leicester Mercury – February 17, 2018
English | 120 pages | True PDF | 35.7 MB
Martial Solal & Joachim Kuhn - Duo In Paris (1975) {Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36503-2 rel 1991}

Martial Solal & Joachim Kuhn - Duo In Paris (1975) {Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36503-2 rel 1991}
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© 1975, 1991 Disques Dreyfus / Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 36503-2
Jazz / Post-Bop / Modern Creative / Duo Piano

Martial Solal and Joachim Kühn joined forces in 1975 for a duo piano concert during the debut of the Festival Independent de Massy. Both musicians enjoy showing off their right-handed runs in the opening to "Solar," before turning on the afterburners and really starting to wow the audience. The remaining two numbers are evidently on-the-spot duo improvisations, with "Journey Around the World" segueing through many different moods. "Musica 2000," a 19-minute excursion, is even more intense and clearly much further into the avant-garde camp. Throughout the concert, the two pianists are clearly inspired by each other. Released by Dreyfus in Europe, but not in the U.S., this recommended live CD may be somewhat difficult to acquire.