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Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Country Pop, Guitar Jazz, Finger-Picked Guitar | Label: Columbia | # CK 39591 | 00:37:16

After decades of recording for RCA Victor, Atkins switched labels; this 1985 effort is a summit meeting of sorts with young guitar hotshots like Larry Carlton, George Benson, Mark Knopfler, Steve Lukather, and Earl Klugh, plus session A-teamers like Boots Randolph, Larrie Londin, David Hungate, Mark O'Connor and others. Atkins' tone is, as usual, faultless, and his playing superb. If the "meetings" don't always come off, it's usually due to the overzealousness of the other guitar players (Lukather's over-the-top style screams '80s big hair, for instance), not Chet, whose playing always exercises the utmost in restraint in every situation. All in all, a good modern-day Chet Atkins album, but not the place to start a collection.

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

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Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Synergy | # SRCD 55304 | Time: 01:11:21

This edition contains all of the quintet recordings from Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell's Dec. 27, 1976 studio session accompanied by the Dolo Cocker Trio, as well as the complete quintet material from the studio date of the previously day, featuring the same lineup with Harold Land instead of Pepper. Includes 8-page booklet.

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}

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Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 333 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
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© 1955, 1994 Verve / PolyGram Records | 521 643-2
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Mainstream Jazz / Drums

On this CD reissue, drummers Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich only actually play together on one of the seven songs, a lengthy rendition of "Bernie's Tune" that has a six-minute "drum battle." Krupa and Rich do perform two songs apiece with a remarkable all-star band consisting of trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, tenors Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown. Each of the principals get some solo space, giving this release more variety than one might expect. In addition there are two bonus cuts from a Buddy Rich date that feature the drummer with trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, tenors Ben Webster and Frank Wess, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and rhythm guitarist Freddie Green. Excellent music overall if not quite essential.

John Zorn - Tractatus Musico-Philosophicus: Philosophical Investigations From the Invisible Theatre (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8365}

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John Zorn - Tractatus Musico-Philosophicus: Philosophical Investigations From the Invisible Theatre (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8365}

John Zorn - Tractatus Musico-Philosophicus: Philosophical Investigations From the Invisible Theatre (2019) {Tzadik TZ 8365}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Tzadik | TZ 8365 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Drawing inspiration from philosophy, avant-garde cinema, drama and music, Tractatus brings many of Zorn’s lifelong interests together into a stunning new musical universe. Including big band cutups, saxophone fireworks, environmental soundscapes and a rip-roaring game-call-Ketjak, this is Zorn musing alone in the studio harnessing the powers of his twisted imagination and underground musical sensibility. Filled with wit, color and mystery, this bizarre suite is among the weirdest music Zorn has ever created and will appeal to only the most open-minded of listeners. Not for the faint of heart.

Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}

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Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}

Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 759 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 325 Mb
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© 1949-58, 2014 Resonance Records | HCD-2014
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Guitar

Rare Wes Montgomery material is hard to come by. Not counting Willow Weep for Me, the posthumous LP Verve issued in 1968 not long after the guitarist's passing, there was Resonance's 2012 set Echoes of Indiana Avenue, which contained largely live performances from 1957 and 1958. In the Beginning, released three years after Echoes, draws from a similar well of unreleased recordings, offering a heavy dose of live material along with five sides produced by Quincy Jones at Columbia Studios in 1955, plus three tracks a session at Spire Records in Fresno, California in 1949.

Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 'Round Midnight [Recorded 1954-1964] (1990)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 'Round Midnight [Recorded 1954-1964] (1990)

Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 'Round Midnight [Recorded 1954-1964] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (510 088-2)

It's a Dizzy Gillespie in flower-patterned Bermuda shorts that this CD gives us, a Dizzy playing the trumpet and singing in the shade of the plams growing on the beach of one's dreams. the same Diz who, in the film "A Night in Havana", proclaimed his faith in the future of a music gathering all the Afro-American currents together, and who practiced what he preached as early as 1948: fronting his legendary Big Band, whose echo can be heard here during "Whisper Not", Dizzy imposed Cu-Bop, a happy marriage of Jazz and Cuban rhythms that was celebrated in the enthusiasm and rage of youth. Since then, Dizzy has never given up his quest for the slightest sound to come from the guardian-mother Africa…

Paul Dunmall Sun Quartet - Ancient And Future Airs (2009)

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Paul Dunmall Sun Quartet - Ancient And Future Airs (2009)

Paul Dunmall Sun Quartet - Ancient And Future Airs (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Clean Feed Records, cf 138 | ~ 320 or 139 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 31 Mb
Free Improvisation

~ Recorded on 16 June 2008 at the Living Theatre, New York ~

Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}

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Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}

Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}
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© 1959, 2012 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9943 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – but all players seem to hit a more deeply soulful groove than usual – just the right sound to match Sonny's sharper-edge groove, and near-perfect execution of his solos. Stitt's tone is right out front in the mix – beautifully recorded by Norman Granz, with as much respect to his sound as Sonny brings to his own renditions of the tunes.

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)

Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:19
Jazz, Free Jazz, Folk | Label: Hevhetia

All these compositions originate from Polish folk culture. They are based on well-known, less known, or sometimes completely forgotten songs from various regions of Poland. For the musical notations of some particular pieces, we are indebted to Oskar Kolberg and his 19th century monumental work.

Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}

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Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}

Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 755 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 290 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Wommusic (Word of Mouth Music) | WOM0001
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Guitar

For electric guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel's seventh offering, he has taken the challenge of recording live at the hallowed Village Vanguard in NYC, written new music for the occasion, put together a dynamic backup band, and offers lengthy composed music foundations followed by extensive solo discourses. As usual, Rosenwinkel's style is an interwoven, complex fabric of melodies and harmonies that seem brighter and luminous, yet have an inward and insular confidence that belies a more mysterious nature. Saxophonist Mark Turner, the incredible drummer Eric Harland, and acoustic pianist Aaron Goldberg help Rosenwinkel lift the bandstand, while unobtrusive bassist Joe Martin provides the support underneath for the others to fly.

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

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Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax [Recorded 1940-1954] (1988)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 122 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Commodore (CCD 7003 MONO)

While Hawkins represents the beginnings and one of the summits of jazz tenor saxophone, Frank Wess slips in the back door as one of the finest of the many second-generation players coming out of both Bean and Lester Young's lineage. Taking off from his groundbreaking work with Fletcher Henderson in the '20s and his pinnacle "Body and Soul" solo from 1939, Hawkins spent a good deal of the '40s rubbing shoulders with bebop youngsters and forward-looking swing players on a variety of small-combo recordings; he is heard here on a few such dates from 1940 and 1943. Teaming up with stellar big-band contemporaries like trumpeter Roy Eldridge, alto saxophonist Benny Carter, and drummer Sid Catlett, among others, Hawkins is in fine form on a mix of ballads and swingers for the 1940 session…

Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)

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Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)

Loren Schoenberg And His Jazz Orchestra - Loren Schoenberg and His Jazz Orchestra: Solid Ground (1988/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 MB | Tracks: 12 | 53:21 min
Style: Jazz | Label: MusicMasters

Crisis Actor is a bizarrerie of song, a black mass of greased leather that oozes cool, and billows terror. It transforms perceptually from ranchera to cosmic country, from surf to rockabilly, transporting the listener from black forests to lonely casinos. It lives mournfully, and defiantly, in motels and dive bars of the mind, guided by strings, gliding on woodwinds and brass, over the heat mirage of steel and electric guitars. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Charlotte McCaslin, Roselit Bone twist tortuously away from the dry hump of americana kitsch, into backmasking conniptions, paranoiac apophenia, indulging evil urges most of us spend our lifetimes pressing into the back of our skull pans.

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

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Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}
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© 1964-65, 2011 Vocalion | CDSML8482
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Two tenor sax colossuses - Paul Gonsalves and Tubby Hayes - join forces on 'Just Friends', a rare EMI album recorded in 1965, which here makes its first appearance on CD. Apart from one standard number (the title track), the music comes from the pens of several premier British jazzers including Ian Hamer, Stan Tracey, Jimmy Deuchar and Hayes himself. In the band are such luminaries as Jackie Sharpe (baritone sax), Les Condon (trumpet), Stan Tracey (piano), Lennie Bush (bass) and Ronnie Stephenson (drums).

Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)

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Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)

Fire! Orchestra - Ritual (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:52:47 | 338 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band, Female Vocal | Label: Rune Grammofon

As brilliant as their previous album "Enter" is, with "Ritual" they have outdone themselves and produced a beast of beauty and power, extremely well executed, beautifully recorded and produced from only two days in the studio. Free improvisations, spontaneous horns, keyboard frenzy, abstract electronics, guitar mayhem and not to forget; those glorious twin voices of Mariam Wallentin and Sofia Jernberg. It´s about mysteries and rituals; in music and in life.