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George Shearing Trio - Windows (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio - Windows (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:20 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This particular George Shearing Trio recorded three albums for MPS during 1977-79 and provided an excellent outlet for the brilliant pianist just prior to his association with the Concord label.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Wide Open (2014)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 25, 2017
Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Wide Open (2014)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Wide Open (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 536 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | White River Records #WRR1923

This studio CD is an all-original compilation from Thackery that will take you on an emotional journey from primitive foot-stompin' greazy Blues to dazedreamy harmonic chord guitar instrumentals, to rockin get up out of your chair dance music. Thackery is a guitar master who has made playing his professional career since a youngster. For over 40 years, he has traveled the world entertaining and creating music for fans in large and small venues, theaters and even Carnegie Hall. His style is Roots Rock, with some gritty, primitive Blues, melodic Hawaiian harmonic chord instrumentals, and rock the room high octane guitar solos…
George Shearing with Andrew Simpkins - The Many Facets of George Shearing (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - The Many Facets of George Shearing (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 50:11 minutes | 910 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1976 session finds pianist George Shearing at a crossroads in his career, transitioning from his classic quintet to working with smaller duos or trios. He is accompanied here only by bassist Andrew Simpkins, an alumnus of The Three Sounds. The material focuses mainly on pop hits, from the Beatles to Mack the Knife.
The George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:44 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The formula for the George Shearing Quintet was wearing very thin by the time of this 1974 release, although he adds two Latin percussionists to the group for variety. The lack of notable sidemen means that Shearing does almost all of the solos, excepting the guest percussionists, but the major weakness of this record is the inane material. While Stevie Wonder's 'The Sunshine of My Life' has been successfully absorbed into the jazz repertoire, forgettable turkeys like 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose,' 'Killing Me Softly,' a Muzak-like rendition of 'Superstar' (the sleep-inducing hit for Karen Carpenter written by Leon Russell), the insipid 'The World Is a Ghetto,' and especially the nauseating Gilbert O'Sullivan ballad 'Alone Again (Naturally)' prove that even a first-rate musician can do little to make these tunes interesting to jazz listeners.
Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4024
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jeru was a favor that Gerry Mulligan did for his drummer, Dave Bailey, who owned a startup label called Jazzline. Mulligan was bet-ween recording contracts. The ensemble played together only once, during the four-and-a-half-hour session when Jeru was made in 1962. It features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Bailey on drums and Alec Dorsey on congas. The album never appeared on Jazzline because CBS bought the master and released it on Columbia.

The Monuments Men (2014)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at July 19, 2017
The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)
BRRip 720p | 1h 58mn | 1280x534 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.43 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 58mn | 1920x800 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 2.26 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 58mn | 1920x800 | MKV AVC@9057Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 8.74 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama, War | Subtitles: English (BDRip only)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:53
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2141

Miles Davis' concert of February 12, 1964, was divided into two LPs, with all of the ballads put on My Funny Valentine. These five lengthy tracks (specifically, "All of You," "Stella by Starlight," "All Blues," "I Thought About You," and the title cut) put the emphasis on the lyricism of Davis, along with some strong statements from tenor saxophonist George Coleman and freer moments from the young rhythm section of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. This hour-long LP complements the up-tempo romps of Four & More.
George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:29 minutes | 790 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A lost gem featuring wonderful and talented jazz musicians, blessed with feel, harmony and driving vibes. Great session and recordings.
George Shearing Trio - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:04 minutes | 825 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Shearing, after over two decades as leader of his popular Quintet, was largely taken for granted as a pianist. His trio recordings for MPS in the mid-'70s did a lot to salvage and restore his former reputation as a virtuoso and a distinctive player.