Genre: Group

John Renbourn (The John Renbourn Group) - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1977)

John Renbourn (The John Renbourn Group) - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1977)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 187 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shanachie, Transatlantic Records

John Renbourn - The Lady And The Unicorn (1970). The Lady and the Unicorn is the 1970 solo album by British folk musician John Renbourn. Featuring Terry Cox playing hand drums and glockenspiel, with future John Renbourn band member Tony Roberts and violinist Dave Swarbrick. The repertory consists of medieval and early classical pieces, interspersed with the expected folk material - keyboard works from the Fitzwilliam virginal book (transcribed for guitar) stand alongside traditional tunes such as "Scarborough Fair," which turns up as part of an 11-minute track that also incorporates "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker," with Swarbrick at the top of his form on violin. The album is entirely instrumental, but as with other Renbourn releases, one hardly misses the vocals…
Don Byas - Complete 1946-1951 European Small Group Master Takes (2001) {3CD Set Definitive Records DRCD 11214}

Don Byas - Complete 1946-1951 European Small Group Master Takes (2001) {3CD Set Definitive Records DRCD 11214}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 597 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 361 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1946-51, 2001 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD 11214
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Saxophone

The European recordings by a jazzmen who played a crucial role in the transition from Swing to Bop. Only master takes. One of the greatest of all tenor players, Don Byas' decision to move permanently to Europe in 1946 resulted in him being vastly underrated in jazz history books. His knowledge of chords rivalled Coleman Hawkins, and, due to their similarity in tones, Byas can be considered an extension of the elder tenor. He played with many top swing bands, including those of Lionel Hampton (1935), Buck Clayton (1936), Don Redman, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk (1939-1940), and most importantly Count Basie (1941-1943).
Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}

Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.12 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 575 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1944-1955, 1993 Capitol Records / Mosaic Records | MD4-148
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Bebop / Clarinet

Benny Goodman took some stylistic chances during his 11-year tenure with Capitol. He listened closely to, then flirted with, bebop during this time, not altering his own swing-based playing but inserting it into a bop framework. He also played traditional swing in various small groups. The sessions covered on this most recent Mosaic four-disc (six-album) set were originally issued on a number of 10" and 12" albums, as well as the CDs BG in Hi Fi and The Benny Goodman Story, a Japanese issue.

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group - Samsara (2014)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 25, 2017
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group - Samsara (2014)

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group - Samsara (2014)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 361 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 153 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 32 Mb
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Whaling City Sounds, wcs 068 | 2014 | 01:04:44

After 20 years of exploring free, collective improvisation with his former group, Liebman embarks on a brilliant new adventure, with a new generation of talented musicians eager, like their bandleader, to alter the language of jazz. His influences Monk and Miles endure, with unpredictable rhythms and harmonic devices, especially on excursions like the funky Liberian Hummingbird and the uniquely re-harmonized Level One. Samsara recycles and re-orders the twelve pitches of Western music several times in tempo, key and rhythm over a colorful canvas.

John Renbourn Group - The Enchanted Garden (1980)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 6, 2017
John Renbourn Group - The Enchanted Garden (1980)

John Renbourn Group - The Enchanted Garden (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Sanctuary Records, CMRCD 1123 | ~ 201 or 90 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 134 Mb
Folk, British Folk Rock

An unusually enchanting album, even for John Renbourn; The Enchanted Garden is a follow-up to the John Renbourn Group's 1977 A Maid in Bedlam, devoted to medieval and Renaissance dance and classical music, as well as folk material and Indian ragas…

Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 13, 2016
Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999

Ben & The Platano Group - Paris Soul (1971) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Funk | Label: DARE-DARE | # DDCD003 | Time: 00:32:26

This reissue of a classic underground Paris Latin jazz/funk album is welcome to the hundreds who have sought it out at unbelievably high prices on the collector's market. Recorded in 1970 and issued by Barclay in 1971, Paris Soul is an album that wears the test of time well. The steaming orchestral arrangements by Evaristo Nata's steaming orchestral arrangements blends some Afro-Cuban flavors (such as the Santana tribute "Salute to Santa," on which they bite a chunk from "Oye Como Va" and bend it into a near salsa jam), some Brazilian samba, Memphis soul, and post-bop jazz soloing to achieve a smoky, sexy, funky groove. There are 120 tunes here, and all of them are deep, fat, and greasy with groove. The band members, apart from their arranger, are anonymous, but it hardly matters; this isn't the kind of record you're going to put on to analyze what's happening musically. While it's complex and beautiful, you'll be throwing this on either at home or the party in order to move on the dance floor.
Carys Lane, Robin Blaze, The Clerk's Group, Edward Wickham - Ockeghem: Missa Au Travail Suis, Missa Sine Nomine a5 (2001)

Carys Lane, Robin Blaze, The Clerk's Group, Edward Wickham - Ockeghem: Missa Au Travail Suis, Missa Sine Nomine a5 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:44 | 314 MB
Genre: Sacred, Vocal, A capella | Label: AS&V "Gaudeamus" | Catalog: 215

The Franco-Flemish composer, Johannes Ockeghem, sang at Antwerp at the Bourbon court before joining the French royal chapel in 1451. Ockeghem spent most of his professional life at the French chapel and his output was quite prolific. He composed 14 settings of the Mass, including one of the earliest polyphonic versions of the Requiem. Ockeghem also composed numerous motets and secular songs. He was one of the most original voices in early Renaissance polyphony and his music dazzles with its ingenuity and beauty.
Buddy Rich - Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions (1953-61) [7CD Set] (2005) {Mosaic MD7-232}

Buddy Rich - Argo, Emarcy & Verve Small Group Sessions (1953-61) [7CD Set] (2005) {Mosaic MD7-232}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.17 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.02 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Mosaic / Universal | MD7-232 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Bop / Drums

Buddy Rich, the most remarkable drummer to ever play jazz, can easily have his career divided into three. During 1937-1945 he was a notable sideman with big bands including those of Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey. In 1966 he formed his own successful orchestra that capitulated him to his greatest fame. During the 20 years in between, Rich led short-lived bebop big bands, a variety of combos, toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic, recorded with all-star groups, and had stints with the orchestras of Dorsey and Harry James. This seven-CD set draws its material from Rich's second period and it can also be divided into two. The first half has Rich recording for producer Norman Granz in a variety of combos.
Spencer Davis Group - Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years (1996)

Spencer Davis Group - Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Island/Chronicles, 524 180-2/CRNCD5 | ~ 595 or 651 or 355 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 67 Mb
Beat / Blues Rock / British Invasion

This two-CD, 51-song set covers virtually everything the group recorded with Steve Winwood in the lineup from 1964-1967. The gap between the band's best and worst material was considerable; quite a few of their R&B covers are surprisingly routine, and the occasional cuts that don't have Winwood on lead vocals are downright pedestrian…

Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2014
Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen Group - Electra (2005) {ECM 1908}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 484MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Arild Andersen's Electra was composed for the Spring Theater in Athens for their production. These "18 Scenes," as they are subtitled, represent various cues and serial music for the production of Sophocles' deeply moving classic. Andersen collaborates with both European and Greek musicians here, among them the great vocalist Savina Yannatou, guitarist Eivind Aarset, drummer Patrice Heral, and trumpeter Arve Henriksen. The music is heavily arranged, taut, and spacious. Everything is understated yet utterly dramatic.