Billie Holiday The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1940-1949 (2000) {2CD Definitive Records DRCD11166}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1940-1949 (2000) {2CD Definitive Records DRCD11166}
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© 1940-49, 2000 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD11166 / DRCD11172
Jazz / Early Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

The 43 tracks that make up the first part of the The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1940-1949 of Louis Armstrong are remarkable not only for the outstanding performances they reflect, but for the many settings Armstrong recorded in during the era. While none of this material will come as a surprise to collectors, those who are starting to check out Armstrong's post-New Orleans period would do themselves a favor in scoping this collection because the Decca years, even more so than his long tenure with Verve, showcase Armstrong at the pinnacle of American popular music, and that that music happens to be jazz is even more revelatory.
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959 (1992) [10CD Box Set] {Verve-PolyGram}

Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959 (1992) [10CD Box Set] {Verve-PolyGram}
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© 1992 Verve / PolyGram | 517 658-2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Classic Female Blues / Traditional Pop

This is a rather incredible collection: ten CDs enclosed in a tight black box that includes every one of the recordings Verve owns of Billie Holiday, not only the many studio recordings of 1952-57 (which feature Lady Day joined by such jazz all-stars as trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry "Sweets" Edison, altoist Benny Carter, and the tenors of Flip Phillips, Paul Quinichette and Ben Webster). Also included are prime performances at Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts in 1945-1947, an enjoyable European gig from 1954, her "comeback" Carnegie Hall concert of 1956, Holiday's rather sad final studio album from 1959, and even lengthy tapes from two informal rehearsals. It's a perfect purchase for the true Billie Holiday fanatic.
Billie Holiday - The Complete Decca Recordings (2 disc set, 50 tracks) | mp3, bitrate: 320kbps | Collectible


Passworded RAR files from Rapidshare | Released 1991 | Taken directly from retail CD


Holiday recorded for Decca between 1944 and 1950, a period in which she was at the heights of both her popularity and her vocal powers. (continued)

Billie Holiday - The Complete Decca Recordings (2 disc set) 1944-1950, release date: 1991
Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016)
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 02:36:46 h | 3,84 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Verve Reissues | Tracks: 52 | Released: 2016

Jimmy Smith wasn't the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and '60s, while a number of rock and R&B keyboardists would learn valuable lessons from Smith's example.
Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.

Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 20, 2016
Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)

Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 184 min | 438 MB
Label: Soho | Rel: 2002

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at April 12, 2015
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John Szwed
2015 | ISBN: 0670014729 | English | 240 pages | EPUB | 0.55 MB
Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes [3 CD] (2002)

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes [3 CD] (2002)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64 Tracks | 3:07:40 | 441,52 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz

The Savoy imprint, after being acquired by an assortment of companies over the years, has been reinvigorated to celebrate its 60th anniversary. This three-disc set includes all of Parker's work for the Dial and Savoy labels (excluding alternate takes–hence the title). It starts off with his appearance as a sideman with the Tiny Grimes Quintette, at which time the 24-year-old's alto saxophone playing bears his unmistakable stamp of fluidity and daring aplomb. The stellar lights of bebop are heard throughout this set, as Parker plays with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Max Roach, creating the enduring shape of contemporary jazz.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64 [7CD BoxSet] (2011) {Mosaic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64 [7CD BoxSet] (2011) {Mosaic}
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© 2011 Mosaic / Atlantic / Rhino | MD7-249
Jazz / Third Stream / Piano / Vibes

That sound. One group conceived it. Defined it. Perfected it. The Modern Jazz Quartet was certainly one of the most distinctive voices in the history of jazz, thanks to the unique qualities of personal expression and collective vision of its members Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath and Connie Kay (who had replaced original drummer Kenny Clarke by the time the band started recording this music). They were also exceptionally prolific during their tenure at Atlantic Records, producing 14 albums in eight years. And now, that MJQ sound gets the complete respect it deserves, thanks to our new box, The Complete 1956-1964 Modern Jazz Quartet Atlantic Studio Recordings.
The Doors - The Complete Doors Studio Albums (8 Albums: 1967-1972 / 2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

The Doors - The Complete Doors Studio Albums (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 312:59 minutes | 6,92 GB
8 Releases 1967-1972 | Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles, California. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. Although The Doors' active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 32.5 million certified units in the US. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. In 1993, The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.