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Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)

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Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)

Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra - 1938-1940 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 200 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 890)

A superb cornetist with faultless taste who started with Glenn Miller and was featured on Jackie Gleason's Easy Listening albums.
Bobby Hackett's mellow tone and melodic style offered a contrast to the brasher Dixieland-oriented trumpeters. Emphasizing his middle-register and lyricism, Hackett was a flexible soloist who actually sounded little like his main inspiration, Louis Armstrong.

Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1925-1937 (1992)

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Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1925-1937 (1992)

Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1925-1937 (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Early Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 662)

Willie "The Lion" Smith, one of stride piano's Big Three of the 1920s (along with James P. Johnson and Fats Waller), recorded a lot less than his two friends. In fact, with the exception of two selections apiece with the Gulf Coast Seven in 1925 (which features trombonist Jimmy Harrison and clarinetist Buster Bailey) and 1927's Georgia Strutters (starring singer Perry Bradford, Harrison, and cornetist Jabbo Smith), along with the rare and originally unreleased 1934 solo piano showcase "Finger Buster," this CD does not get started until 1935. Smith's Decca recordings of 1935 and 1937 were formerly quite obscure, showcasing his piano with three different versions of "His Cubs"…

Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999) [Re-Up]

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Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999) [Re-Up]

Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room & More (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Definitive | # DRCD 11162 | 01:12:38

This Live at the Circle Room date has been issued before, but the bonus material of the same band from a later date makes this an extra special set. For starters, the Circle Room, in the Hotel La Salle in Milwaukee, was the town's premier jazz spot in 1946. The first 17 tracks on this CD come from four performances between September 21 and 25 of that year. Cole, with Oscar Moore and Johnny Miller, had begin his singing career in earnest, and playing in front of a lounge crowd seemed like the most natural thing in the world for him. Indeed, as bottles click, and the periodic murmur of voices in the foreground appear in the mix, the listener will be transported into Cole's magical space. From Ellington's "C Jam Blues," to "I'm in the Mood for Love," "I'm Thru With Love," and "Sweet Georgia Brown," the Cole trio kicks it with grace and elegance.

Cut Capers - Metropolis (2019)

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Cut Capers - Metropolis (2019)

Cut Capers - Metropolis (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 92 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 00:38:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swing, Electro Jazz, Hip-Hop | Freshly Squeezed #ZESTCD144

Cut Capers are a 9-piece Bristol band whose energetic live performance and infectious sound have won them a cult following on the British festival scene. Mixing a swinging vintage-style brass section (think Caro Emerald) with funk, soul and hip-hop. Like all the best bands, (and many of those on Freshly Squeezed Music) their sound is hard to pin down but comparisons have been made to “Madness, The Streets and Lily Allen” among many others (The Bristol Magazine). Cut Capers have established themselves as go-to festival favourites, playing headline shows and main stage performances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury Festival (official) and Boomtown Fair.

Erroll Garner - Play Piano Play (1998) {Drive Archive ‎DE2-42222 rec 1947-1948, Rare Sessions 1st time on CD}

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Erroll Garner - Play Piano Play (1998) {Drive Archive ‎DE2-42222 rec 1947-1948, Rare Sessions 1st time on CD}

Erroll Garner - Play Piano Play (1998) {Drive Archive ‎DE2-42222 rec 1947-1948, Rare Sessions 1st time on CD}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 107 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 85 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947-48, 1998 Drive Archive ‎| DE2-42222
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Piano

Pittsburgh born Jazz pianist, prolific composer, concert hall artist, and recording star. Garner was one of the most well known and influential pianists in the world during his lifetime. Surrounded by a musical family, Garner was by all accounts self-taught, began playing at the age of three and was performing professionally by the age of seven. Throughout his career Garner developed a distinctive and original piano style often compared with Art Tatum, Fats Waller, as well as Claude Debussy.

Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)

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Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)

Flip Phillips - Claw-Live At The 1986 Floating Jazz Festival (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 446 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:16
Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop, West Coast Blues | Label: Chiaroscuro | # CR(D) 314

Veteran tenor Flip Phillips is heard leading a jam session during what was dubbed the 1986 Floating Jazz Festival since the music took place on the S.S. Norway somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Phillips and his fellow tenors Buddy Tate, Al Cohn and Scott Hamilton (along with pianst John Bunch, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Major Holley and drummer Chuck Riggs) clearly had a good time stretching out on the five pieces (which all sport fairly basic chord changes); fluegelhornist Clark Terry dropped by and joins in on three of the pieces. Unfortunately the liner notes do not tell who solos when but veteran collectors should be able to tell the tenors apart. The only minus to this CD is a surprisingly boring monologue by Phillips (one of Chiaroscuro's few unsuccessful "Jazzspeaks") at the conclusion of this disc. However his nine minutes of talking is preceded by 64 minutes of hot jamming, making this CD easily recommended to fans of Jazz at the Philharmonic and straightahead jazz.

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

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John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 214 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 98 Mb | 00:39:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards | TELARC #CD-83638

Frank Sinatra, though not a jazz singer, was long respected by jazz musicians for his natural ability to get the best out of a song while developing a trademark approach to singing that had great appeal. While many recorded tributes to Sinatra since his death have been abysmal at best, vocalist and guitarist John Pizzarelli knows a little something about swinging and finding the essence of each song. Backed by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, with whom Pizzarelli toured prior to the making of this CD, along with arrangements by John Clayton, Don Sebesky, Dick Lieb, and Quincy Jones, he sought to focus primarily on songs written with Sinatra in mind, though taking new approaches to each of them.

Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys - 1936-1939 (1993)

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Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys - 1936-1939 (1993)

Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys - 1936-1939 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Jive | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 706)

This delightful CD has the first 24 titles ever led by violinist Stuff Smith, virtually all of Smith's prewar recordings and the complete output of the violinist's Onyx Club Boys (other than four songs from 1940). With trumpeter Jonah Jones and occasional drummer Cozy Cole the stars of the supporting cast, this was one of the top swing combos of the era. Smith's hard-swinging violin, his enthusiastic vocals, and his interplay with Jones made this a particularly hot unit. In addition to the hit "I'se A-Muggin'," highlights of the disc include "I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music," "After You've Gone," "You'se a Viper," "Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug," "Twilight in Turkey," and the classic "Here Comes the Man With the Jive."

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

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Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 834 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 751 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: ESP Disk | # ESP 4039 | Time: 05:28:24

These rare treasures take you all across Billie's career-from '35, the year she debuted at the Apollo and first charted, to '59, the year she died. The stunning early performances include a 20-year-old Billie with Ellington in '35 and a 1937 radio broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in NY with the Basie Orchestra; you'll also hear rare rehearsal tapes, her Monterey '58 performance, songs on The Eddie Condon Show, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, an impromptu recording of Billie and friends singing My Yiddish Mamma, and more with Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and more! Includes 129 tracks: Swing Brother Swing; Fine and Mellow; I'll Get By; Billie's Blues; All of Me; Lover Man; Them There Eyes; You're My Thrill; I Cover the Waterfront; Porgy; Tenderly; God Bless the Child; My Man; Moanin' Low; Ghost of a Chance, and more.

Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang - 1935-1936 (1999)

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Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang - 1935-1936 (1999)

Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang - 1935-1936 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 185 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1077)

Here's Louis from his first flush of success at the Famous Door in New York City. Backed by his New Orleans gang, Prima's distinctive style was already emerging on material like "How'm I Doin'," "Plain Old Me," "Sweet Sue," "Lazy River," "Dinah," and the original version of "Sing Sing Sing." Although the backing is strictly New Orleans (and thus a long way stylistically from his later Capitol sides with Sam Butera & the Witnesses), most of the tunes boast the highly inventive clarinet work of Pee Wee Russell, and Prima's horn is well to the fore on these sides. One for hardcore Prima fans.

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005

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Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961/1966) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Covers included
Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840153 | Time: 01:11:23
Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz

Altoist/arranger Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions is a revisiting, instrumentation-wise, to the famous 1937 session that Carter and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins made in France with two top European saxophonists (Andre Ekyan and Alix Combelle) and guitarist Django Reinhardt. The all-star group (which also includes Hawkins, altoist Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse on second tenor, pianist Dick Katz, guitarist John Collins, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Jo Jones) performs a particularly inspired repertoire. Carter's charts, which allow Hawkins to stretch out on "Body and Soul," give everyone a chance to shine. "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Crazy Rhythm" hold their own with the 1937 versions, and "Blue Star" and "Doozy" prove to be two of Carter's finest originals. Although Benny Carter was not actively playing much at the time (this was his only small-group recording during 1963-1975), he is heard in typically prime form. Very highly recommended.

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012) Repost

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John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012) Repost

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | 00:54:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Telarc #TEL-33221-02

On this album, jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli pays simultaneous tribute to the pop music of his adolescence (Steely Dan, Billy Joel, the Allman Brothers, Elvis Costello) and the jazz tradition in which he, as a member of the celebrated Pizzarelli dynasty, was steeped from his earliest years. The album title refers to the fact that the program takes classic pop songs and puts them in jazz settings: thus you'll hear a cool bossa nova arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Free Man in Paris," a completely natural lounge-lizard setting of Tom Waits' "Drunk on the Moon," and a hard-swinging, boppish version of James Taylor's "Traffic Jam" that sounds like it was written for the Manhattan Transfer and incorporates the Joe Henderson composition "The Kicker."

Buddy DeFranco - 1949-1952 (2007)

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Buddy DeFranco - 1949-1952 (2007)

Buddy DeFranco - 1949-1952 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 199 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1445)

This issue of Buddy DeFranco's recordings as a leader of both a quintet and an orchestra between 1949 and 1952 is a welcome one. The material on these 24 cuts is standard fare from the swing era, which was way over by 1949, but it proves that DeFranco knew how to lead a big band and swing hard as a soloist in a quintet setting - especially with the company he kept. Some of his crew on these sides include Serge Chaloff, Teddy Charles, Teddy Kotick, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, Jimmy Raney, and Al Cohn, just to name a few. Arrangements for these tunes were done by DeFranco, George Russell, and Manny Albam, which gives the listener a taste of the varied sonic interests of the great clarinetist. The sound on these sides is a tiny bit thin, but that's a minor complaint. The material swings no matter the arrangement or the size of the band. This is an intimate look at an often overlooked jazz great.

Buck Clayton - 1945-1947 (1997)

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Buck Clayton - 1945-1947 (1997)

Buck Clayton - 1945-1947 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 968)

Buck Clayton played smooth trumpet, warm and precise every step of the way. The first session included here appeared under the nominal leadership of Count Basie's rhythm guitarist, Freddie Green. After Lucky Thompson introduces "I'm in the Mood for Love," Sylvia Sims sings the lyric in attractive, easygoing tones. The flip side, an uncredited original called "Sugar Hips," is a typical mid-1945 exercise in what was at the time called both "rebop" and "bebop." Swing was now ready to morph into music of greater rhythmic and harmonic complexity. This track provides a fine example of Shadow Wilson's superb handling of hi-hat and drums. Sammy Benskin demonstrates a fine, muscular pianism. Dicky Wells seems to enjoy riding along on a tide of what were at the time decisively modern changes…

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

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VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Swing | Label: Start | # PC622 | Time: 01:52:03

Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett,Crosby, Ella, Billie,Nat,Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.