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VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)

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VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)

VA - U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955 (1993/2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 MB
1:11:28 | Jazz, Swing, Bop, Vocal | Label: Jazz Band Records

Step back in time to an electrifying night in February 1955, where some of America's finest jazz musicians graced the stage in Berlin, delivering performances that would resonate through the decades. This live album, "U.S.A. All Stars in Berlin - February 1955," captures the essence of that unforgettable evening, featuring a stellar lineup of jazz legends.

Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker (2011)

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Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker (2011)

Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz, Swing | Alligator Records #ALCD 4941

Roomful of Blues is an American blues and swing revival big band based in Rhode Island. With a recording career that spans over 40 years, they have toured worldwide and recorded many albums. Roomful of Blues, according to The Chicago Sun-Times, "Swagger, sway and swing with energy and precision". Since 1967, the group’s blend of swing, rock and roll, jump blues, boogie-woogie and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and many other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (with a victory as Blues Band Of The Year in 2005). Billboard called the band "a tour de force of horn-fried blues…Roomful is so tight and so right." The Down Beat International Critics Poll has twice selected Roomful of Blues as Best Blues Band. Hook, Line & Sinker features twelve carefully chosen songs from Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, Amos Milburn, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Floyd Dixon and others. Produced by Vachon, the CD is a ferocious and enthusiastic blast of rocking guitars, punching horns and huge, room-filling vocals. The results are a non-stop hip-shaking party. It’s clear why People magazine said Roomful’s music “can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun.

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Licensed To Swing (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | Pasadena Records #CDPRO 9

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed in Nov. 1969 by Johnny Arthy, a lover of 1920's jazz who sought to lead a dance-oriented jazz-influenced big band specializing in music from the 1923-37 period. The British band gained its name because Arthy liked the obscure song "Pasadena." The orchestra had its first gig in April 1970 and soon Arthy came across a windfall, 1, 500 original arrangements from the 1920's practically given away by an elderly lady whose father had been musical director of a dance band in the twenties. The P.R.O. started out playing once a week but, after the success of their first album in 1974, they turned professional and began working much more often.

John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)

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John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)

John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:52:05
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Ghostlight Records

Ghostlight Deluxe, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole – the new album from the John Pizzarelli Trio – in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, February 8. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons… completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later.

VA - The Complete H.R.S. Sessions (1999)

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VA - The Complete H.R.S. Sessions (1999)

VA - The Complete H.R.S. Sessions (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 881 MB
6:23:21 | Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Bop | Label: Mosaic Records

"The Hot Record Society, a New York-based group of jazz recording enthusiasts organized in 1937 by Stephen W. Smith, quickly evolved from a clearinghouse and auction outlet for collectors into a real recording organization. … HRS recorded such outfits as Pee Wee Russell's Rhythmakers (an ad hoc group formed by members of Count Basie's and Eddie Condon's bands), Sidney Bechet and Muggsy Spanier, Rex Stewart's Big Seven, Brick Fleagle's Orchestra, Sandy Williams' Big Eight, Jimmy Jones, J.C. Higginbotham, Joe Thomas, Harry Carney, Buck Clayton, Trummy Young, the Billy Taylor Quartet, Russell Procope, Dicky Wells, Babe Mathews and Joe Thomas, and Billy Kyle. It's all here, 124 tracks encompassing everything from prewar New Orleans jazz to the early bop period of the mid-'40s, and while there are gaps … it's a good account of what happened with jazz over the decade represented here. Some of the selected material is a little odd, owing to choices made based on copyright accessibility (or nonexistence), and there are perhaps too many alternate takes for the novice listener. On the other hand, the sources are excellent, the recording venue was very fine, and the Mosaic people have done their usual excellent remastering job, so that, say, Budd Johnson's tenor sax and Jimmy Jones' piano on "Sunny Side Up" and "Strollin' Easy" sound incredibly clean and close, and Freddie Green's guitar gets one of its better showcases of the era. And the Brick Fleagle sides, starting with the extraordinary "Brick's Boogie," are almost worth the price of admission by themselves, just to hear what this overlooked, prodigiously talented musician had to offer in his prime, 60 years earlier."

VA - From Spirituals To Swing: The Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts Produced By John Hammond (1999)

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VA - From Spirituals To Swing: The Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts Produced By John Hammond (1999)

VA - From Spirituals To Swing: The Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts Produced By John Hammond (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 445 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 457 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:50:59
Blues, Swing, Gospel, Jazz | Label: Vanguard Records

From Spirituals to Swing was the title of two concerts presented by John Hammond in Carnegie Hall on 23 December 1938 and 24 December 1939. The concerts included performances by Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson, Helen Humes, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Mitchell's Christian Singers, the Golden Gate Quartet, James P. Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Terry.

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 682 Mb | Scans included | 04:54:06
West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions, 1961 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Swing, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Roulette Jazz/Capitol | # CDP 593844 | 01:08:27

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly – or indirectly – back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together. On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved what should be regarded as one of his greatest accomplishments; he organized and supervised a seven-and-a-half-hour session at RCA Victor's Studio One on East 24th Street in Manhattan, using a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. This group included ex-Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard, ex-Jimmie Lunceford swing-to-bop trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, and drummer Danny Barcelona. A second session took place during the afternoon of the following day.

Louis Armstrong - Louis In London (Live At The BBC) (2024)

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Louis Armstrong - Louis In London (Live At The BBC) (2024)

Louis Armstrong - Louis In London (Live At The BBC) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 191 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 108 Mb | 00:47:13
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve Records

Verve Records presents Louis In London, the last great performance from the one and only Louis Armstrong. This legendary session was recorded live at the BBC on July 2, 1968, just weeks after Armstrong hit the #1 spot on the uk charts with “What A Wonderful World”, and features a 13-track collection spanning a groundbreaking career; from W.C. Handy’s “ole miss” to worldwide hits like “Mack The Knife”.

Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)

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Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)

Louis Armstrong - Pops is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,21 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 641 Mb | 04:39:39
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

This 4CD set includes I’ve Got the World on a String, Louis Under the Stars, Louis Armstrong meets Oscar Peterson with bonus tracks for each. Additionally, digital album, A Day With Satchmo, will be available on physical format for the first time. These three Louis Armstrong albums & much more, all recorded during an extraordinary few days in August & October 1957, resulting in some of Pops’ best material, a legendary artist on a legendary label.

George Barnes & Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? (1963) & The Second George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitar! (1973) [Reissue 2003]

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George Barnes & Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? (1963) & The Second George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitar! (1973) [Reissue 2003]

George Barnes & Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start at the Top? (1963) & The Second George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitar! (1973) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audiophile Records (ACD-87)

George Barnes and Carl Kress often teamed up to play guitar duets from 1962-65, although they made relatively few recordings. "Guitars Anyone?" was their last meeting on record, and it finds the pair in high spirits on a dozen selections. The second part of this CD features Barnes' Second Quartet with Dick Hyman, Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, Jo Jones and others.

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

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VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)

VA - The Swingin' Sound Of Easy Listening (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) -1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 773 MB
5:33:55 | Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz, Swing | Label: Reader's Digest

5 CD Box Set featuring all the greats of cool jazz and easy listening. 114 Tracks.

Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010

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Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010

Frank Sinatra - September of My Years (1965) Expanded Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Concord | # CRE-32415 | Time: 00:52:14

September of My Years is one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s, an album that consolidated his strengths while moving him into new territory, primarily in terms of tone. More than the double-disc set A Man and His Music – which was released a year after this album – September of My Years captures how Sinatra was at the time of his 50th birthday. Gordon Jenkins' rich, stately, and melancholy arrangements give the album an appropriate reflective atmosphere. Most of the songs are new or relatively recent numbers; every cut fits into a loose theme of aging, reflection, and regret. Sinatra, however, doesn't seem stuck in his ways – though the songs are rooted in traditional pop, they touch on folk and contemporary pop. As such, the album offered a perfect summary, as well as suggesting future routes for the singer. [This version of the album was released with a live version of "This Is All I Ask," as well as the single version of "How Old Am I?"]

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

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Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Cole Porter (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony BMG (Russia) | # 88697 02725 2 | Time: 00:53:18
Vocal Pop, Standards, Vocal Jazz

As the repository of the earliest phase of Frank Sinatra's solo career, 1943-1952, Columbia Records is usually thought to be at a disadvantage against the more accomplished work the singer recorded for Capitol Records and his own Reprise imprint. But in two albums released on the same day in 2003, Sinatra Sings Cole Porter and Sinatra Sings Gershwin, Columbia's Legacy division expands on its studio recordings of Sinatra by borrowing airchecks from the collection of Charles L. Granata, and thereby improves its holdings. Sinatra would not seem at first blush to be the ideal interpreter of Porter, if only because his rough-and-tumble background is always visible beneath his careful intonation, while Porter's lyrics are redolent of wealth and comic condescension. But Sinatra sang "Night and Day" in his first solo session in 1942 and went on to perform Porter throughout his career, often achieving near-definitive readings. The ground on which they met was intellectual rather than social: Porter was at heart a wit, and Sinatra understood the jokes, while emphasizing what emotional content there was, giving it a greater sincerity than the songwriter might have intended. This collection effectively mixes a bunch of studio recordings with previously unreleased radio performances that find Sinatra ranging over many different Porter moods.

Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) MFSL Remastered 2013

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Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) MFSL Remastered 2013

Count Basie - Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2113 | 00:53:03

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands. Mastered from the original master tapes, our hybrid SACD version of Live at the Sands (Before Frank) gives you a dead-center, eighth-row seat at the famed Sin City club. You’ll just need to supply your own table and cocktail. Renowned for its sonic clarity, transparency, crispness, and punch, the record is now tremendously enhanced, with improved tonality, a deeper soundstage, correct balances, and lifelike presence.