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Django Reinhardt - 1942-1943 (1996)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 14, 2018
Django Reinhardt - 1942-1943 (1996)

Django Reinhardt - 1942-1943 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 905)

This is Django Reinhardt during the war years, without the services of perennial partner Stephane Grappelli and leading a large band in Paris (Grappelli would return for stretches after the war). Even sans his friend's simpatico violin, Reinhardt is still impressive on these 21 quality sides, picking nicely throughout. Heavy on his own material, set highlights include a two-part "Improvisation No. 3," "Belleville," and "Douce Ambiance." The sound remains anchored in Reinhardt's earlier Hot Club days of the late '30s, touched by a bluesier-than-normal strain and some hardened swing. A nice bet for dedicated listeners.
Stan Kenton - The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings Of Stan Kenton 1943-47 (1995) {7CD Box Set MD7-163}

Stan Kenton - The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings Of Stan Kenton 1943-47 (1995) {7CD Box Set MD7-163}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.19 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.05 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1943-47, 1995 Mosaic Records / Capitol / CEMA Special Markets | MD7-163
Jazz / Swing / Vocal Jazz / Big Band

Documenting Stan Kenton's always controversial but never sleepy music, the seven-CD Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47 features the orchestra at a time when it was reaching its greatest popularity, evolving from using the artist's charts into the Pete Rugolo era. In addition to some unreleased tracks, there are also several rare sessions included that were recorded at the time strictly for radio airplay. Most of Kenton's biggest hits ("Artistry in Rhythm," "Eager Beaver," "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine," "Tampico," "Southern Scandal," "Artistry Jumps," "Intermission Riff," "Across the Alley From the Alamo," and "The Peanut Vendor") are here, as are many concert works. A classic reissue.
Zez Confrey - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume IV (1921-1943) {Pearl GEMM CD 9204 rel 1998}

Zez Confrey - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume IV (1921-1943) {Pearl GEMM CD 9204 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1921-43, 1998 Pearl | GEMM CD 9204
Jazz / Vocal / Traditional Jazz / Pop / Piano

This fourth volume in Pearl's series Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era includes 26 tracks of piano-roll recordings by Zez Confrey, a gifted pianist with nimble fingers and a light touch. Barring the four versions of "Kitten on the Keys," the selections here – "Coaxin' the Piano," "Poor Buttermilk," "You Tell 'Em Ivories," "Mississippi Shivers," and "Charleston Chuckles" – will be unfamiliar to most. It's an enjoyable collection nevertheless, and a fascinating document from nearly a century ago.
Pauline Alpert - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume I (1943-1944) {Pearl GEMM CD 9201 rel 1995}

Pauline Alpert - Keyboard Wizards Of The Gershwin Era - Volume I (1943-1944) {Pearl GEMM CD 9201 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1943-44, 1995 Pearl | GEMM CD 9201
Jazz / Classical / Pop / Piano

Pauline Alpert was known as a "whirlwind pianist" during the novelty era. She played within orchestras and as a solo artist. She also appeared in movies and videos, and was a contributing artist to many musical releases. Here is a wonderful variety of selections recorded by the phenomenal Pauline Alpert taken from her 1940's 78's. They are very finely remastered, and the overall quality is outstanding. A highly recommended CD by this artist.
Lucy Reed - This Is Lucy Reed (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-1943-2 rel 2001}

Lucy Reed - This Is Lucy Reed (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-1943-2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2001 Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1943-2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards / Bop

In a perfect world, Lucy Reed would have been much better-known and would have built a large catalog. But regrettably, the obscure Midwestern jazz singer never became well-known, and she only recorded a few albums. Recorded at various sessions in January 1957, This Is Lucy Reed is the second of two albums she provided for Fantasy. This album, which Fantasy reissued on CD in 2001, finds Reed backed by some of bop's heavyweights, including trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, bassist Milt Hinton, arranger George Russell (who is heard on drums), and arranger Gil Evans (who plays piano on four selections).
Duke Ellington - Carnegie Hall Concerts (1943-1947) {Prestige 8CD Boxset Joe Tarantino Remaster rel 2010}

Duke Ellington - Carnegie Hall Concerts (1943-1947) {Prestige 8CD Boxset Joe Tarantino Remaster rel 2010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 990 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 894 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 287 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Prestige / Universal | 0600753232491
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

2010 eight CD box set from the legendary Jazz pianist, composer, arranger and Big Band leader. This box set contains a plethora of material that Ellington recorded at the legendary venue, Carnegie Hall, during the height of the Big Band movement. Spanning the years 1943-47, this box set features 85 performances by Ellington backed by some of Jazz's greatest musicians including Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Junior Raglin, Al Hibbler, Claude B. Jones, Harry Carney, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Ray Nance, Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears and Ellington himself.
Art Tatum - The Standard Sessions: 1935-1943 Transcriptions (1991)

Art Tatum - The Standard Sessions: 1935-1943 Transcriptions (1991)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | 2 Discs | Scans | 579 Mb
Genre ~ Swing | Stride | Boogie-Woogie | Piano Jazz
Label ~ Music & Arts CD-673

While it may be likely that serious fans of Art Tatum may own many or all of the recordings in this two-CD compilation released by Storyville with the blessings of the late pianist's estate, the acquisition of this particular edition should still be considered. First of all, the remastering exceeds all of the earlier LPs put out by various labels and equals or exceeds any other CD versions. ~ CDUniverse

Frank Sinatra - The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943–1952  Music

Posted by jeenge at May 26, 2010
Frank Sinatra - The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943–1952

Frank Sinatra - The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943–1952 [4-CD SET] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 910 MB | Complete Scans Included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Legacy Records | Catalog Number: C4K 64681 | RAR 3% Rec.

This four-disc, 97-track collection compiles the highlights of the first major period of Frank Sinatra's solo career, beginning with 1943's "Close To You," and ending with 1952's "Why Try to Change Me Now." Sinatra was the preeminent singing idol of American teenagers (the female ones, at least) during this period, thanks to the dreamily smooth crooning style he exhibits here on "People Will Say We're in Love," "I Should Care," "Embraceable You," and dozens of others. Sometimes the still-callow singer isn't up to the material ("Ol' Man River"), sometimes the material isn't worthy of the singer ("The Hucklebuck"), and Sinatra would certainly go on to greater artistic achievements during his Capitol and Reprise years. Still, this box set is an absolutely essential purchase for any self-respecting Sinatra fan. –Dan Epstein

Barney Kessel - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at June 12, 2018
Barney Kessel - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barney Kessel - Supreme Jazz (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:46 mins | Scans included | 3,58 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,07 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Membran Music # 223263

One of the finest guitarists to emerge after the death of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel was a reliable bop soloist throughout his career. He played with a big band fronted by Chico Marx (1943), was fortunate enough to appear in the classic jazz short Jammin' the Blues (1944), and then worked with the big bands of Charlie Barnet (1944-1945) and Artie Shaw (1945); he also recorded with Shaw's Gramercy Five. Kessel became a busy studio musician in Los Angeles, but was always in demand for jazz records. From the mid-40s until the early 90s he was one of the most in-demand guitarists in jazz.
Dinah Washington - Give Me Back My Tears (Quadromania) [Recorded 1943-1954] [4CD Box Set] (2005) (Repost)

Dinah Washington - Give Me Back My Tears (Quadromania) [Recorded 1943-1954] [4CD Box Set] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,15 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 577 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Membran Music (222492-444)

Dinah Washington was at once one of the most beloved and controversial singers of the mid-20th century - beloved to her fans, devotees, and fellow singers; controversial to critics who still accuse her of selling out her art to commerce and bad taste. Her principal sin, apparently, was to cultivate a distinctive vocal style that was at home in all kinds of music, be it R&B, blues, jazz, middle of the road pop - and she probably would have made a fine gospel or country singer had she the time. Hers was a gritty, salty, high-pitched voice, marked by absolute clarity of diction and clipped, bluesy phrasing. Washington's personal life was turbulent, with seven marriages behind her, and her interpretations showed it, for she displayed a tough, totally unsentimental, yet still gripping hold on the universal subject of lost love…