1959 Playmates

VA - American Heartbeat 1959 (2013/2015) [Official Digital Download]

VA - American Heartbeat 1958 (2013/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 126:23 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In musical terms, 1959 was the year rock'n'roll lost its first great singer-songwriter. Buddy Holly perished when the single-engined Beechcraft light aircraft in which he was travelling fell to earth in a snowstorm near Mason City, Iowa. He was accompanied by fellow stars the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens; we feature 'Donna', the last hit released in Valens' lifetime. The pop world they left behind was one that represented every kind of music, both pre-rock and beyond. In 1959, the British Invasion was still a handful of years on the horizon, as were such earthshaking events as the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Enjoy the soundtrack to 12 rock 'n' rolling months.
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:35 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,07 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 756 MB

Saxophonist Ben Webster is joined by legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Webster, known for his association with Duke Ellington's Jazz Orchestra playing lead tenor, frequently played with Peterson in the 1950s and are joined here by some of the best jazz musicians of the time. Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson was originally released in 1959, and this studio album is a compilation of seven great jazz tracks, including "How Deep is the Ocean," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Bye, Bye, Blackbird".
The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' (1959) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' (1959) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (7243 5 42304 2 4)

Finger Poppin' was the first album Horace Silver recorded with the most celebrated version of his quintet, which featured trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, and (this time around) drummer Louis Hayes. It's also one of Silver's all-time classics, perfectly blending the pianist's advanced, groundbreaking hard bop style with the winning, gregarious personality conveyed in his eight original tunes. Silver always kept his harmonically sophisticated music firmly grounded in the emotional directness and effortless swing of the blues, and Finger Poppin' is one of the greatest peaks of that approach…
Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Ray Charles - The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:29 minutes | Scans included | 1,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 678 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2055

The Genius of Ray Charles is a 1959 album by Ray Charles. In 2003, the album was ranked number 263 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Some players from Ray Charles' big band are joined by many ringers from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands for the first half of this program, featuring Charles belting out six songs arranged by Quincy Jones. "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Deed I Do" are highlights, and there are solos by tenorman David "Fathead" Newman, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, and (on "Two Years of Torture") tenor Paul Gonsalves. The remaining six numbers are ballads, with Charles backed by a string orchestra arranged by Ralph Burns.
John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]

John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 440 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 647)

The two albums on this CD were the first John Handy recorded as a leader. This young alto saxophonist he also plays tenor on the first album -from Texas had gained exposure and experience working with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston in 1959. They taught me self-confidence, he said, and these recordings are full of it. His flawlessly controlled playing is strong and inventively contemporary without succumbing to the tyranny of Bird. For his well-received leader debut, In the Vernacular, he shared the front line with the brilliant trumpeter Richard Williams supported by a near-perfect rhythm section with pianist Roland Hanna…
National Symphony Orchestra, Howard Mitchell - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1959/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

National Symphony Orchestra, Howard Mitchell - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1959/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:05 minutes | 1.54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

1959 Record with 'New Orthophonic' recording. Howard Mitchell, Conductor National Symphony Orchestra So many composers seem to hit their stride with a 5th symphony that is considered outstanding. This is true of Shostakovich. The art work on the front has a very interesting painting by Joseph Hirsch, a well known painter from the 30s and 40s. A close up version of Shostakovich's face composed of jewel-like facets echoing the artistic complexity of the music.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at Feb. 14, 2018
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
BDRip | MKV | 1796x1080 | English | H265 @ 2888 kbps | AC-3 @ 128 kbps | 1 h 25 min | 1.80 GiB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction

Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he's really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200.

Mal Waldron - Left Alone (1959) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 12, 2018
Mal Waldron - Left Alone (1959) [Reissue 2000]

Mal Waldron - Left Alone (1959) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avenue Jazz (R2 79854)

Pianist-composer Mal Waldron worked as Billie Holiday's accompanist from 1957 until her death in 1959, and there are few musicians who could record as moving a tribute to the great singer. Though the CD gives a 1957 recording date, this was actually recorded around the time of Holiday's death, with a concluding conversation in which Waldron discusses Holiday and the recording. "Left Alone," a song composed by Waldron to Holiday's lyric, adds altoist Jackie McLean to the pianist's trio for an acid-etched ballad that has the somber longing of Holiday's own late performances. The equally powerful "You Don't Know What Love Is," strongly associated with Holiday, concludes with a profound sense of resolve. The other tracks are the kind of trio material that Waldron played during the years he backed Holiday…
Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [APO Remaster 2012] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) [Analogue Productions '2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 897 MB

This 1959 Verve record is a collaboration between Ellington and saxophonist Johnny Hodges. Hodges takes the lead on most of the tracks, backed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on piano and well-known jazz musicians like Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Jo Jones.
VA - Cool Europa: European Progressive Jazz in Germany 1959-63 (2017)

VA - Cool Europa: European Progressive Jazz in Germany 1959-63 (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:09:19 | 383 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Modal, Hard Bop | Label: Sonorama Records

Unique compilation and 100th release in the catalogue of Sonorama Records - file under: cool, modern, hard bop, modal! Fourteen previously unknown tracks recorded 1959-63 in West-Germany by some of the best European jazz artists of the time, featuring Barney Wilen, Francy Boland, Rolf Kühn, Joki Freund, Attila Zoller, Fats Sadi, Roland Kovac, Rolf Ericson, Michael Naura and countless others. All tunes picked from collectors' archives, carefully mastered for 2LP-Gatefold and Longplay Digipack-CD with new sleeve notes and artist photos by Susanne Schapowalow and Hans Harzheim. Great moments from the most prosperous period in the development of European progressive jazz.