1963 Jazz

Dave Brubeck – The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (1963) (2-CD) (Repost By Request)

Dave Brubeck – The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall (1963) (2-CD) (Repost By Request)
Columbia-Legacy | 1963 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+LQ-Covers(200Dpi) | NO LOGS | 354Mb+361Mb+1Mb

This is by far the best concert the group ever gave. Right from the start the group hits it off with the old "St. Louis Blues" and from these first crucial moments in the concert everything went off like a Formula One race in the group. It is followed by a very jazzy “Bossa Nova USA” (note the difference with the original single release!) and it goes on and on.
Brubecks multi-tonal approach combines magically with Desmonds understated playing. Gene Wright blends in fantastically on the bass and has some very impressive solo's and, of course, Joe Morello's solo on "Castillian Drums" sounds really spectacular and LIVE !!!!!!
I don't think the band ever reached this high level of live playing again.
Bill Evans Trio – At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California (1963) (OJC-Riverside)

Bill Evans Trio – At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California (1963) (OJC-Riverside)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi | 293Mb+6Mb

For a CD that opens with "Isn't It Romantic," this is a relatively sparser, more aggressive Evans album. Compared to "Waltz for Debbie," for example, you won't hear as much of the soaring notes and atmospheric, delicate harmonies for which he is so famous. That said, it is still a fabulous CD, and just shows a different side of Evans…….
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1963)(Verve)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie – On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1963)(Verve)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 254Mb+10Mb

Ella Fitzgerald and bandleader/pianist Count Basie came together on a July (15 & 16) 1963 date arranged by Quincy Jones. It was originally issued as Ella & Basie!. It was later reissued with slightly different cover art as On the Sunny Side of the Street. The music remained the same, a controlled, tough big band hiply backing the wonderful swinging of Fitzgerald. About the only way one could have improved with this combination would have been to turn them loose, extemporizing in front of a live audience.
Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)

Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)

Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (1963)(Blue Note)(CDP 784157 2)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 348Mb+8Mb

The Philadelphia-born trumpeter and superb bop stylist Lee Morgan apprenticed with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey before emerging as a leader in his own right in the early '60s for Blue Note Records. Although Morgan owed a stylistic debt to both Gillespie and Clifford Brown, he quickly developed a voice of his own that combined half-valve effects, Latin inflections, and full, fluid melodies. While many of Morgan's later sessions for Blue Note would find him paired with saxophonist Hank Mobley, The Sidewinder features then up-and-coming tenor player Joe Henderson, plus Detroit pianist Barry Harris, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins. Along with the title track, an unconventional 24-bar blues, the album's compositional standout is "Totem Pole," a minor Latin groove featuring an outstanding solo by Henderson. This is the kind of relaxed blowing date, invigorated by thoughtful performances, that forms the backbone of the Blue Note catalog.
Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)

Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)

Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746515 2)
1963 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 233Mb+10Mb

Trumpeter Kenny Dorham was a significant presence in the bop and hard bop scenes, a musician whose distinctive, lyrical style had been apparent from his work in the late '40s with Charlie Parker's quintet. The year 1963 was especially good for him. He had just returned from a trip to Brazil where he had been absorbing the bossa nova, and he had formed a musical partnership with Joe Henderson, a powerful young tenor saxophonist whose rugged sound and coiling lines were an ideal complement to Dorham's often subtler approach. This session is the first in a series of dates that would pair the two, and the fifteen minute "Una Mas," a percolating mix of hard bop sonorities and a samba beat, was the first recorded example of Dorham's distinctive exploration of bossa nova (his "Blue Bossa" would become a jazz standard). Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Butch Warren, and drummer Tony Williams all take naturally to the new beat, handling it as effectively as they do "Straight Ahead."
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside/OJC}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963) {Riverside/OJC}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG -> 399Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129Mb

Art Blakey's 1963 Jazz Messengers (which included trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Cedar Walton and bassist Reggie Workman in addition to the drummer-leader) was one of his finest. The CD reissue (which adds two songs to the seven on the original LP) has plenty of strong moments, particularly on "Ping-Pong," Shorter's feature ("I Didn't Know What Time It Was") and the memorable "One by One." This high-quality hard bop session is recommended. [Ugetsu was reissued in 2006 and includes bonus tracks.] …amg
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 2 (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 686]

Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival, '63 Volume 2 (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 686 | ~ 292 or 121 Mb | Scans(png) -> 121 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

The second volume of Thelonious Monk's appearance at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival is drawn from two separate concerts on back to back days, with the pianist joined by longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore and drummer Frank Dunlop…
Sonny Rollins - All The Things You Are (1963-64) {Bluebird-BMG 2179-2-RB rel 1990}

Sonny Rollins - All The Things You Are (1963-64) {Bluebird-BMG 2179-2-RB rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 357 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963-64, 1990 RCA / Bluebird / BMG | 2179-2-RB
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Half of this LP contains the famous session on which Sonny Rollins teamed up with his idol, the great tenor Coleman Hawkins. Actually, the competitive Rollins did everything he could during these performances to throw Hawk off with plenty of sound explorations and free playing, but Hawkins keeps from getting lost and battles Rollins for a tie; pianist Paul Bley plays well too. The remainder of this LP (three selections apiece from the former LPs Now's the Time and The Standard Sonny Rollins) is more conventional but has its moments of interest. The young Herbie Hancock is on piano for all of these tracks and guitarist Jim Hall helps on "Trav'lin Light." Rollins's RCA recordings of the '60s are all worth picking up.
Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996

Billy Strayhorn - The Peaceful Side (1963) Remastered Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 52563 2 5 | Time: 00:35:26

This is a little-known and rather melancholy set, virtually Billy Strayhorn's only recording away from the world of Duke Ellington. The focus is totally on Strayhorn's piano throughout his interpretations of ten of his compositions (including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train," and "Something to Live For"). Three selections have the Paris Blue Notes adding sparse wordless vocals, two other numbers add some quiet playing by the Paris String Quartet, and bassist Michel Goudret is on five of the ten selections (including one apiece with the strings and the voices). "Strange Feeling" and "Chelsea Bridge" are taken as unaccompanied piano solos. Of the ten songs, only "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" hints at happiness; otherwise, Strayhorn's melodic and concise playing is quite somber, peaceful in volume but filled with inner tension.

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2016
Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Top Pops (1963) Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-871, 509995-01984-2-9 | 00:46:08

In 1954, Capitol Records released the 10" LP collection Eight Top Pops, compiling eight songs that had appeared on singles by Nat King Cole during 1952. The first two, "Somewhere Along the Way" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," were the biggest hits, both reaching number eight in Billboard. "Because You're Mine," Cole's cover of the Mario Lanza movie song (done in a far more relaxed style than Lanza's, of course), was also a major hit, reaching number 16. "Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release. These four songs all came from an EP recorded by Cole in 1954, on which he covered hits by other performers, including Doris Day's "If I Give My Heart to You," the De Castro Singers' "Teach Me Tonight," and Perry Como's "Papa Loves Mambo".