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Dave Brubeck - Jazz At College of the Pacific (1987) - Volume 1

Dave Brubeck - Jazz At College of the Pacific (1987) - Volume 1
Jazz | Eac Rip | Flac+log+cue | 224 Mb | Complete covers 300 dpi
Label: OJC | Catalog: OJCCD-047-2 | Rar rec. 3% |RS.com
Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist (2003) - Recordings from 1954-1968

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist (2003)
Recordings from 1954-1968
Jazz | lossless APE & CUE | 2 CDs | 385 MB | incl. covers

Long overdue - and totally great! This beautiful 2CD set brings together all the early jazz recordings of Sacha Distel - an artist who went onto become a pop vocalist in 60s France, but who was a great jazz guitarist in his early days! Distel was a key part of the transition in French jazz of the 50s - as he took the guitar, and played in a style that was much more modern than that of older Parisian players - especially Django Reinhardt. His playing had a clean and clear approach that was really great, and which shines anew again in this excellent package. The set features work from the following sessions: an orchestral date with backing by Billy Byers; a quintet session with Bobby Jaspar; another quintet date with Hubert Fol on piano; the soundtrack to the Roger Vadim film Les 7 Peches Capitaux; and a stunning album recorded in 1968 with Slide Hampton. This last session is especially great, as it was a "back to jazz" date for Distel, and featured some great orchestrations that mixed together light orchestrations from Hampton, breezy guitar, and even a bit of bossa. The set's got a total of 26 tracks on 2CDs, and titles include "Saki", "Marina", "Blue Waltz De L'Orgueil", "Half Nelson", "Stop & Go", "No Sad Song For Sacha", "Competition", "Scotch Bop", and "A Piece Of Pizza". (From the Jazz CD (A-D) page.)
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only (1957) {Charly Records CD Charly 23 rel 1986}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only (1957) {Charly Records CD Charly 23 rel 1986}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1986 Charly Records | CD Charly 23
Jazz / Hard Bop

An early Blakey line-up in the years before Mobley/Timmons came on the scene – late 1957. Lets get real here, there is no world shortage of Art Blakey records. The interest is in Hardman and Griffin, a punchy and vigorous front line.
Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015

Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 990 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 375 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:31:45
Neo-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Classical Crossover | Label: Kind Of Blue/Recording Arts | # 2X645

The names of Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff do not necessarily conjure images and sounds of jazz in one's mind, that is until one has listened to recordings by the Classical Jazz Quartet. Although these musicians utilize the same instruments as the Modern Jazz Quartet, they are in no way clones or copycats of that groundbreaking group. They have very much their own sound and style. This is not surprising given the huge talent of the musicians involved; all four are virtuosos on their respective instruments. The themes, although composed in a different time and place, become excellent vehicles for complex, sometimes, bluesy, often swinging and always fresh improvisations in the hands of these musicians. And although one might think of any recording billed as "classical meets jazz" as background music, this music definitely is not. The double CD consists of the group's three previously released recordings, plus one bonus track featuring their interpretation of Handel's Hallelujah.

Uptown Jazz Tentet - There It Is (2017) {Irrabagast}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at March 13, 2017
Uptown Jazz Tentet - There It Is (2017) {Irrabagast}

Uptown Jazz Tentet - There It Is (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 305 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Irrabagast Records - 007

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is one of the most dynamic large jazz ensembles to emerge in 2016. Founded and led collaboratively by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite & James Burton III, the band is comprised of ten of the most venerable and ubiquitous young sidemen in all of jazz. The compositional styles of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Quincy Jones, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis inform the ethos of this powerhouse group, shaping the band's unique and unmistakable sound.

Orange Tree Samples Evolution Jazz Archtop KONTAKT  Software

Posted by orientazure at Dec. 25, 2016
Orange Tree Samples Evolution Jazz Archtop KONTAKT

Orange Tree Samples Evolution Jazz Archtop KONTAKT | 1.45 Gb

Evolution Jazz Archtop brings you the iconic tone of a hollowbody jazz guitar, a staple in traditional and contemporary jazz ensembles. The archtop guitar also makes notable appearances in other styles of music such as R&B, pop, latin, and funk. Evolution Jazz Archtop covers all these styles with its flexible and highly-customizable approach.
John Coltrane with Art Blakey - The Complete Lee Kraft Sessions (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10154 rel 2004}

John Coltrane with Art Blakey - The Complete Lee Kraft Sessions (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10154 rel 2004}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 458 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2004 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10154
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Drums

Previously available only on a limited Japanese edition. These two sessions were produced by Lee Kraft in 1957 featuring the inimitable tenor saxophonist John Coltrane in two different formats; a quintet with Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop, Jr., Wendell Marshall and Art Blakey, and a 15-piece big band organized by Blakey. Coltrane was featured prominently in both settings and played exceptionally throughout. While the other soloists were all top-notch musicians, Coltranes compositions and performance clearly stole the show. His solos were powerful and confident, ripping out sequences of 16th note lines that soared over the full range of the horn with complete command.

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
X Lossless decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.

Rusty Bryant - Legends Of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 (1999) [FLAC Lossless]  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 26, 2016
Rusty Bryant - Legends Of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 (1999) [FLAC Lossless]

Rusty Bryant - Legends Of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 (1999) [FLAC Lossless]
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 458 mb
Genre: jazz

Legends Of Acid Jazz Vol. 2 is the 1999 compilation CD by jazz saxophonist Rusty Bryant. Part of Prestige Records' Legends Of Acid Jazz series, this puts together two of Bryant's albums in their entirety from the early 1970's: Fire-Eater and Wildfire and true to their name, both are hot. This CD was released on 2 February, 1999.
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.