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The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992) [Re-Up]

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The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992) [Re-Up]

The World Of Jeeves And Wooster: Songs and Music from the Granada Television Series (1992)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 258 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Big Band | Label: EMI | # CDP 7 990102 2 | 00:42:45

The original stories by P.G. Wodehouse are delightfully amusing and worthy of out loud chuckling at times. The films series Jeeves and Wooster are as close as one could come to the dry wit of uber intelligent Jeeves, as he contends with his witless (and certainly not dry) employer, Bertie Wooster. Their shenanigans usually revolve around various comedies of errors set in that mystical feudal society of 1930s Britain. This collection of music and a bit of dialogue from the series is just as delightful, embodying the bouncy, whimsical style of light music from the 1920s and 30s. Recommended.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 3 (1996)
25 MORE Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2513 | Time: 01:17:23
Holidays, Vocal Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Soul

Another installment in Collectables' The Ultimate Christmas Album series, volume 3 gathers a mix of well-known and offbeat holiday tunes, including Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", The Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells", The Supremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me", The Ventures' "Sleigh Ride", Johnny Mathis' "Winter Wonderland", Perry Como's "Home For The Holidays", Burt Bacharach' "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle", Paul Anka's "It's Christmas Everywhere", Percy Faith's "We Need A Little Christmas", Andy Williams' "Happy Holidays", Ray Charles' "Christmas Time", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".

Elvis Costello - Live with the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (2006) 2CDs

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Elvis Costello - Live with the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (2006) 2CDs

Elvis Costello - Live with the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (2006) 2CDs
with Bonus CD "Il Sogno" Suite, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 690 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 266 Mb | Scans ~ 168 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005994-72 | Time: 01:56:13
Vocal Jazz, Vocalese, Big Band, Orchestral, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

My Flame Burns Blue is the twenty-second album by Elvis Costello, released on Deutsche Grammophon. It is his second official live release after the El Mocambo bonus disc issued with the 2½ Years box set. It consists of recordings from the North Sea Jazz Festival in July 2004, made with Steve Nieve and The Metropole Orkest, with Vince Mendoza conducting. With this album, Costello joined the ranks of songwriters adding lyrics to jazz instrumentals, a practice encompassing classic pop, jazz standards, and vocalese. In addition to the Mingus tune, he drafted words for "Blood Count" by Billy Strayhorn, appearing here as the title song "My Flame Burns Blue." The initial release included a bonus disc of an abridged version of his 2004 ballet score recording Il Sogno, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,12 Gb | 03:43:03 | Covers
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bossa Nova | Label: Verve Records - 314 513 875-2

Many of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's recordings for the Verve label in the '50s and early '60s show him at the peak of his powers. This three-CD set is a sampler of his legacy, with the discs subtitled "Big Band," "Small Groups & Guests" and "In an Afro Cuban, Bossa Nova, Calypso Groove." The programming jumps all over the place and makes little sense but this set serves as a good excuse to acquire 40 performances by the great Gillespie and the many all-stars who recorded with him. Few but the most fanatical veteran Gillespie fans will have all of these selections. This collection filled a void until Verve got around to doing a much more comprehensive Dizzy Gillespie reissue program. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) [Non-Remastered]

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Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) [Non-Remastered]

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 236 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Mercury | # 822 334-2 | Time: 00:49:33

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. The musical score was composed by Leone's long-time collaborator Ennio Morricone. The film's long production resulted in Morricone finishing the composition of most of the soundtrack before many scenes had been filmed. Some of Morricone's pieces were played on set as filming took place, a technique that Leone had used for Once Upon a Time in the West. "Deborah's Theme" was written for another film in the 1970s but rejected; Morricone presented the piece to Leone, who was initially reluctant to include it, considering it too similar to Morricone's main title music for Once Upon a Time in the West. The score is also notable for Morricone’s incorporation of the music of Gheorghe Zamfir, who plays a pan flute.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - The Abyssinian Mass (2CD) (2016)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - The Abyssinian Mass (2CD) (2016)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis - The Abyssinian Mass (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 381.19 Mb + 306.09 Mb | 02:03:26 | Scans included
Gospel, Modern Big Band | Label: Blue Engine Records - BE0005

In 2008, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. The result was a sacred celebration: a sweeping composition for a big band and 70-piece gospel choir. In 2013, award-winning recording artist Damien Sneed and his choir, Chorale Le Chateau, joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on a 16-city, 19-show tour across the American south and into deep dialogue with the black tradition. Now, The Abyssinian Mass—Marsalis’s first original recorded composition in six years—documents this piece’s immense power to make audiences clap their hands and sing along to its joyous spirituality, its profound swing, and its bluesy swagger.

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

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Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story:
Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Label: Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy | # SMK 60724 | Time: 01:18:20
Musical, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Jazz, Symphonic

What is there left to say about this musical, deservedly one of the most famous in the canon? Created by what lyricist Stephen Sondheim described as "a unique concatenation of people" (Leonard Bernstein, Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins), the show remains as explosively vibrant, daring, and modern as it was decades ago. Bernstein integrated Latin percussion and jazz into his electrifying score, dazzlingly translating New York's unique vitality into a musical idiom. West Side Story has been adapted for jazz and interpreted by pop and opera singers, but you owe it to yourself to check out the original version to see what the fuss was all about. This new reissue adds over 20 minutes of "symphonic dances" as well as liner notes and production photos.

Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)

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Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)

Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 418 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards | RPM Records / Columbia #82876 80979 2

Tony Bennett has so many adoring celebrity fans it should come as no surprise that when a major duets album is planned, he's able to draw a roster of the biggest recording stars from the rock and vocal worlds, plus a pair of country music wildcards. (This despite the fact that he recorded an album with several duets in 2001, and a full-album collaboration one year later with k.d. lang.) One surprise is how well producer Phil Ramone paired Bennett with both duet partners and fitting standards – among them Barbra Streisand on the optimist's anthem "Smile," Dixie Chicks for the flapper standard "Lullaby of Broadway," Bono on the wickedly spiteful "I Wanna Be Around," Tim McGraw on "Cold, Cold Heart" (the Hank Williams song that was Bennett's biggest country crossover hit), Stevie Wonder on his own "For Once in My Life," Juanes for "The Shadow of Your Smile" (which was a hit first for the Brazilian Astrud Gilberto), and Sting on the torch song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Gently (2002) {DMP}

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - Gently (2002) {DMP}

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Gently (2002) {DMP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 374MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Modern Big Band, Post-Bop

The Bob Mintzer Big Band has been a part-time affair for the past 18 years, but somehow the orchestra always manages to sound like a regularly working band. The premise behind Gently was to have the Mintzer Big Band playing at a lower volume, with lyrical arrangements by the leader, along with a greater use of muted brass and flutes. However the orchestra still romps in places and the tempos vary. The big band (which boasts impressive musicianship) features solos from Mintzer on tenor, trumpeters Scott Wendholt, and Michael Mossman, trombonist Michael Davis, pianist Phil Markowitz, altoist Pete Yellin and others, with drummer Peter Erskine driving the ensembles.

Big Band Of Brothers - A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band (2019)

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Big Band Of Brothers - A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band (2019)

Big Band Of Brothers - A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 443.59 Mb | 01:02:56 | Cover
Big Band, Jazzy Blues | Country: USA | Label: New West Records

A big band tribute to pioneering Southern rock band the Allman Brothers, 2019's A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band balances brightly swinging jazz with earthy, electric-guitar twang. The brainchild of executive producer John Harvey, the album features a bevy of Nashville studio pros known collectively here as the Big Band of Brothers. Included among them is guitarist (and director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Alabama School of Music) Tom Wolfe, who solos throughout and supplies several arrangements.

Madonna - I’m Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy (1990)

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Madonna - I’m Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy (1990)

Madonna - I’m Breathless: Music From And Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 300 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 110 Mb | 00:45:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Pop, Swing, Electronic, Dance, Soundtrack | Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records #W2 26209

A collection of songs featured or inspired by the comic-book-turned-movie Dick Tracy, I'm Breathless is essentially Madonna's take on popular music from the '40s, particularly big-band pop. Although her singing shows a surprising amount of range, the material tends to be nothing more than cutesy novelty numbers, like the double entendre-laden hit "Hanky Panky." I'm Breathless approaches greatness only on "Vogue," a hit single tacked on to the end of the record. Featuring an endlessly deep house groove and an instantly memorable melody, "Vogue" is a detatched, affectionate celebration of transcendent pop and gay culture and stands as Madonna's finest single moment.

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)

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VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)

VA - The Ultimate Christmas Album, WCBS-FM 101.1, Vol. 1 (1994)
25 Great Songs for the 25th of December

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Label: Collectables Records | # COL-CD-2511 | Time: 01:08:55
Holidays, Doo Wop, Early R&B, Early Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Soul, Swing

Collectables Records' various-artists compilation The Ultimate Christmas Album has been released both on its own and as a tie-in with a series of radio stations. There are identical editions of the album associated with KLUV, K-Earth 101 FM, and WCBS FM-101.1 in addition to this version, WJMK 104.3 Chicago. The word "ultimate" has been overused and misused in record releases to the point that it doesn't mean very much to see it on the cover of an album. Whether or not one considers this album to justify its title will have a lot to do with individual musical taste. If the potential consumer is a listener to one of the radio stations listed above, which are oldies stations devoted to playing pop/rock music of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, he or she may agree that the album is the ultimate in holiday music of that period.

Paul Carrack & The SWR Big Band And Strings - Christmas with Paul Carrack (2019)

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Paul Carrack & The SWR Big Band And Strings - Christmas with Paul Carrack (2019)

Paul Carrack & The SWR Big Band And Strings - Christmas with Paul Carrack (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 459 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:1:26
Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Xmas | Label: Carrack UK

‘Christmas with Paul Carrack’ (ft. The SWR Big Band and Strings) is a selection of festive songs which have been recorded over the years, the most recent being at The London Playhouse in 2018. This new release features original orchestrations by some of Europe's finest musicians and includes many Christmas favourites.

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

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Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL Remastered 2013]

Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin'! (1960) [MFSL, Mastered by Rob LoVerde 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2135

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of "Just in Time," which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I'm Swingin'! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.

Jo Ann Greer - Hollywood's Secret Singing Star (2012)

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Jo Ann Greer - Hollywood's Secret Singing Star (2012)

Jo Ann Greer - Hollywood's Secret Singing Star (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 195 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:55
Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Stage & Screen | Label: Jasmine Records

The first ever CD collection featuring Jo Ann Greer, one of the most talented and distinctive vocalists of the 1950s, who toured with the Les Brown Orchestra for more than 30 years.