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I Mobster (1958)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 19, 2015
I Mobster (1958)

I Mobster (1958)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1450 Kbps | 640x480 | 23.976 fps | 896 MB
Audio: MP3, 106 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:19:51 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Joe Sante wants to be the big man, and nobody is going stand in his way. In a world full of smoke, molls, shakedowns, muscle, and murder, Joe knows what he wants and how to get it. But can he disregard his poor old immigrant parents who are ashamed of his criminal life? Will he drag his sweet girlfriend into the life of the underworld? And most importantly, can Joe trust his mobster friends?
The Moe Koffman Quartet - The "Shepherd" Swings Again (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29209}

The Moe Koffman Quartet - The "Shepherd" Swings Again (1958) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29209}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 159 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 70 Mb
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© 1958, 2017 Jubilee / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29209
Jazz / Bop / Flute

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Canadian flutist Moe Koffman was delighted to have a hit on his hands after the success of his "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues," so this Jubilee LP became his immediate follow-up album. Joined by guitarist Ed Bickert, bassist Hugh Currie and drummer Ron Rully, Koffman wrote five new originals for this record, including the light and breezy "Flute Salad" and the hip swinger "Marty's Morgue." He also adds an easygoing take of Sonny Rollins' "Doxy," and a hard bop (with traces of funk in its introduction) arrangement of the standard "Alone Together." Koffman switches to alto sax for his intricate "Bermuda Schwartz" (which features a fine solo by Bickert and a few drum breaks), as well as on Rully's exotic composition "What Can You Do." Long out of print, consider this LP to be extremely rare.

Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 16, 2017
Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)

Morgana King - Sings The Blues (1958)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42 min | 102 MB
Label: Polygram | Rel:1958

Well likely most of us know Morgana from her role as Mama Corleone in the Godfather, but after hearing this album it seems she should be more known for her singing. Morgana's voice is positively stunning and effortless, when she sings softly she practically tickles the ear. There is so much more to her voice than the soft and sultry, she has a really nice depth and richness on lower notes as well. Truly I believe this woman could sing most anything and it would sound lovely…

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 25, 2016
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 119 MB
Label: Decca (UMO) | Rel:1958

CD reissue featuring Ella Fitzgerald's flowing vocals and Marty Paich's Dek-tette band backing her. This was among several hit albums that Fitzgerald enjoyed in the '50s, when she was reaching the mass audience cutting pre-rock standards.

Betty Carter - I Can't Help It (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 21, 2016
Betty Carter - I Can't Help It (1958)

Betty Carter - I Can't Help It (1958)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 145 MB
Label: Impulse | Rel: 1958

This single-CD reissues the second batch of Betty Carter recordings, her Peacock and ABC-Paramount dates which followed her Epic/Columbia titles by two years. Formerly available as a two-LP set (What a Little Moonlight Can Do), the 24 selections find the already-distinctive vocalist carving out her own sound from the bebop tradition; her more innovative work was in the future. Quite a few of the renditions are memorable including "I Can't Help It" (which is somewhat autobiographical), "You're Driving Me Crazy," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' but Soul)" and "Don't Weep for the Lady." While the second half of the CD has Carter accompnied by an orchestra arranged by Richard Wess, the first 12 numbers feature such top players as trumpeters Ray Copeland and Kenny Dorham, either Jerome Richardson or Benny Golson on tenor and pianist Wynton Kelly. Highly recommended.
Count Basie & His Atomic Band - Complete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (2016) {5CD Box Set Phono Records 870245}

Count Basie & His Atomic Band - Complete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (2016) {5CD Box Set Phono Records 870245}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 846 Mb
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© 1958, 2016 Phono Records | 870245
Jazz / Big Band / Bop / Swing

This superb 5-CD collection compiles all existing live recordings made by the Atomic band at the Crescendo Club, in Hollywood, in the summer of 1958, for the first time ever on a single edition. The sound quality is excellent throughout the set. Count Basie’s career was revived in late 1957 thanks to the success of the Neal Hefti-arranged LP Atomic Basie, which became one of his biggest hits. The orchestra was filled with stars, and Joe Williams’ vocals were heard to great effect supported by Hefti’s excellent scores and the superb quality of the band.

Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 19, 2016
Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)

Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 114 MB
Label: Blue Note | Rel: 1958

Softly as a Summer Breeze is one of Jimmy Smith's more obscure Blue Note dates. The six-song trio program finds the organist joined by either guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Philly Joe Jones, or guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey. At first glance, the album may look like a ballad-oriented set, but "Hackensack" really cooks, "Sometimes I'm Happy" struts, and "One for Philly Joe" (a familiar but unplaceable melody used for a later pop tune) heats thing up, and the LP has its exciting moments.
Scott LaFaro - Deep In A Dream: Live In 1958 (2012) {SSJ Japan DSD Mini LP Remaster}

Scott LaFaro - Deep In A Dream: Live In 1958 (2012) {SSJ Japan DSD Mini LP Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 156 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
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© 2012 SS of Japan / Pacific Delights | XQAM-1619
Jazz / Cool / Modal Music / Bass

Rare reissue of historic recordings by Scott LaFaro. New DSD remastering. Scott LaFaro left us a very small number of recordings due to his untimely death in 1961. He was a genius who developed a revolutionary way of playing the bass. Whether recorded live or in studio, these recordings are all worth listening to. This album consists of three ABC Stars of Jazz TV probrams as well as a very rare rehearsal session at Bob Andrews' Recordville, the record store belonging to Andrews, the famous devotee of the West Coast jazz scene. All are 1958 performances while LaFaro was with the Victor Feldman group. Recommended for fans of Scott LaFaro!
Gerry Mulligan - Mosaic Select 21: 1957-1958 (2006) [3CD Set] {Mosaic Records}

Gerry Mulligan - Mosaic Select 21: 1957-1958 (2006) [3CD Set] {Mosaic Records}
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© 2006 Mosaic Records / EMI | MS-021 | 24-bit remaster by Ron McMaster
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Gerry Mulligan was certainly busy in December 1957. During a two-week period, the baritonist recorded a reunion album with trumpeter Chet Baker, documented a set of his songs with an octet that featured five top saxophonists, recorded a very obscure set with a sextet that included four strings, and cut most of an album in which his quartet teamed up with singer Annie Ross. This limited-edition three-CD set contains all of the music plus alternate takes and the last part of the Ross album, which was recorded nine months later with trumpeter Art Farmer in Baker's spot. The reunion with Baker, one of only two times when Mulligan and the trumpeter got back together (the other was a 1970s concert), has some of the old magic of the famous 1951-1952 pianoless quartet.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In Zurich 1958 (2010) [2CD] {Solar Records}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In Zurich 1958 (2010) [2CD] {Solar Records}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 561 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 243 Mb
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© 2010 Solar Records | 4569881
Jazz / Hard Bop

A complete, previously unissued 1958 concert, with excellent sound quality, performed in Zurich by one of the best formations of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, featuring Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt. Contains new versions of the classics “Moanin’” and “I Remember Clifford”, along with the only existing live version of “Come Rain or Come Shine” by this group, and an amazing trio version of “My Funny Valentine” with Bobby Timmons as the featured soloist.