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The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5370}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 295 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 404 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5370 | NJLP 8222
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. In a perfect world, Curtis Peagler's Modern Jazz Disciples would have had a longer run and built a much larger catalog. But regrettably, the Cincinnati quintet is only a small footnote in the history of hard bop and gave listeners only two albums. The first was this self-titled LP, which was recorded for Prestige's New Jazz subsidiary in 1959. The Modern Jazz Disciples shows the late Peagler, who turned 29 that year, to be a hard-swinging alto saxman in the Charlie Parker/Sonny Stitt/Cannonball Adderley/Phil Woods vein – his hot-blooded solos on tracks like "A Little Taste," "Slippin' and Slidin'," and the standard "After You've Gone" make this record well worth the price of admission.
Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Sony Music Special Products | # WK 75025 | 00:34:41

This was Duke Ellington's first film score, undertaken at the urging of Anatomy of a Murder's director, Otto Preminger. The full range of the composer's previous work was brought to bear on this 1959 work. Ellington was a natural choice to convey the rich and varied emotional moods of this drama. Tension and release, danger and safety, movement and stillness, darkness and light; the textural palette that was Ellington's signature was always compellingly cinematic. In these orchestral settings, Duke's soloists (Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and others) shine, as their playing reflects true variations on a theme in a classical sense. That's not to say that this set doesn't swing, too – "Happy Anatomy" is a short but fully cranked gallop. This is an album of rich variety and evocative writing.
Oliver Nelson - Meet Oliver Nelson (1959) {Prestige-New Jazz OJCCD-227-2 rel 1992}

Oliver Nelson - Meet Oliver Nelson (1959) {Prestige-New Jazz OJCCD-227-2 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
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© 1959, 1992 Prestige/New Jazz Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-227-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Oliver Nelson's debut as a leader found him already a distinctive and skilled tenor saxophonist by the age of 27. For this quintet set, Nelson teams up with the veteran trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Art Taylor for four of his originals, plus the ballads "Passion Flower" and "What's New." Although none of these Nelson tunes caught on, this was an impressive beginning to a short but productive career and gives one a strong example of the multi-talented Nelson's tenor playing.

Operation Petticoat (1959)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 22, 2018
Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation Petticoat (1959)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 0mn | 2,30 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War | Director: Blake Edwards

Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) is in charge of the submarine "Sea Tiger," which was badly damaged at a Philippine shipyard by a Japanese air raid. Seeking to make sail before an oncoming invasion, Sherman enlists the help of newly transferred Lieutenant Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) to use his talents as a con artist to procure the needed supplies. Once they're underway, Sherman evacuates a group of beautiful nurses, but can't find anyone who will take them off his hands.

Compulsion (1959)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 10, 2018
Compulsion (1959)

Compulsion (1959)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 43mn | 2,42 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Richard Fleischer

In 1924 Chicago, two rich college students, Judd Steiner and Arthur Strauss, decide they can commit the perfect murder and get away with. They kill a young teenager, Paulie Kessler, but through the efforts of part-time reporter and fellow student Sid Brooks, a pair of glasses left at the scene is traced to the murderers. For their trial, the families hire renowned defense attorney Jonathan Wilk known for his passionate arguments against the death penalty. Both men confessed to the crime but Wilk pleads them not guilty. At the trial, they change the plea to guilty and Wilk argues passionately in favor of a life sentence rather than execution.

The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 17, 2017
The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959)

The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959) [Criterion Collection, Spine #782]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~35.0 Mbps | 2hr 05mn + 1hr 50mn + 1hr 46mn | 43,8 GB + 44,2 GB + 45,5 GB
Bengali: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. They are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover.
Arnett Cobb & Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Blow, Arnett, Blow (1959) Remastered 1993

Arnett Cobb & Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Blow, Arnett, Blow (1959) Remastered 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:21
Soul-Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-794-2, P-7151

Arnett Cobb's debut for Prestige and his first recording as a leader in three years (due to a serious car accident in 1956) is an explosive affair. Cobb is matched up with fellow tough tenor Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and there are plenty of sparks set off by their encounter. With organist Wild Bill Davis, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Arthur Edgehill keeping the proceedings heated, Cobb and Davis tangle on a variety of basic material, alternating uptempo romps such as "Go Power" and "Go Red Go" with slightly more sober pieces highlighted by "When I Grow Too Old to Dream." This is a great matchup (reissued on CD through the OJC imprint) that lives up to its potential.
Edna McGriff - Start Movin' In My Direction: The Bell Recordings, Plus 1954-1959 (2012) {Bear Family BCD 17276 AH}

Edna McGriff - Start Movin' In My Direction: The Bell Recordings, Plus 1954-1959 (2012) {Bear Family BCD 17276 AH}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
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© 1954-59, 2012 Bear Family Records | BCD 17276 AH
R&B / Jazz / Vocal / Pop

1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 44-page booklet, 29 tracks, playing time approx. 75 mns. The forgotten recordings of Edna McGriff a Fifties R&B star! Few ever reissued on CD, most unheard since the 1950s! Includes fabulous R&B versions of pop songs like The Fool, Born To Be With You, Freight Train, and I Enjoy Being A Girl with the cream of New York's R&B session men! First full-length biography by R&B scholar Bill Dahl.
Tommy Watt & His Orchestra - Watt's Cooking (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tommy Watt and His Orchestra - Watt's Cooking (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:32 minutes | 755 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Scottish jazz bandleader and pianist Tommy Watt and his big band present this concept album released in 1959 on which all the songs have to do with food. This is Watt's second US album and features Tubby Hayes, a renowned British multi-instrumentalist best-known for his tenor saxophone playing.
Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA. All sessions were recorded to 3-track 1/2-inch tape on Ampex 300 tape machines running at 15 inches per second.
Typical RCA Living Stereo mic setups included Neumann M-49 and U-47 condenser and RCA 77DX ribbon mics. Microphones were connected to custom-made RCA mixing consoles, which in turn fed the tape recorders.