The Chronological Classics Collection

Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)

Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 166.47 Mb | 76:27 | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Classics - 1178

This eighth installment in the Classics Harry James chronology assembles all of his Columbia studio recordings made between February 24 and July 22, 1942, beginning with four superb instrumentals. "By the Sleepy Lagoon," a pretty tone poem later parodied by Spike Jones as "Sloppy Lagoon," is followed with the boogie-woogie-based "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile," a slow sweet "Easter Parade," and an eminently danceable version of "Crazy Rhythm." One change that occurred in 1941 was the departure of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso and the arrival of young Gene "Corky" Corcoran.
Eddie Heywood - 1950-1951 (The Chronological Classics) (2004)

Eddie Heywood - 1950-1951 (The Chronological Classics) (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 190 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 162 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Piano Jazz, Swing | Label: Classic Records, Classics 1360 | 01:16:04

Perfectly suited for the task of providing attractive and accessible music for public consumption, jazz pianist Eddie Heywood, Jr. occupies a comfortable stylistic plateau somewhere between the flashy Herman Chittison and the painterly Erroll Garner. Famous as an accompanist for Billie Holiday and leader of a widely acclaimed small group that recorded for the Commodore label during the early and mid-'40s, Heywood was forced by failing health to take a three-year hiatus from professional activity beginning in 1947. This fourth installment of his complete works in chronological order presents Heywood's comeback recordings, starting with four unaccompanied solos from 1950 and four 1951 piano studies with unidentified large-band accompaniment.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - 12 Releases {The Chronological Classics} (1990-1992)

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - 12 Releases {The Chronological Classics} (1990-1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,25 Gb | 13:56:34 | Scans included
New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland, Swing | Label: The Chronological Classics

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Henderson's influence was vast. He helped bridge the gap between the Dixieland and the swing eras. He was often known as Smack Henderson (apparently because of his skill as a batter playing baseball in college).
Art Tatum - 1934-1940 & 1940-1944 [The Chronological Classics 560 & 800]

Art Tatum - 1934-1940 & 1940-1944
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | The Chronological Classics 560 & 800 | ~ 385 or 314 Mb | Scans Included
Bop / Piano Jazz

Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid lines with both hands (his 1933 solo version of "Tiger Rag" sounds as if there were three pianists jamming together) but was harmonically 30 years ahead of his time; all pianists have to deal to a certain extent with Tatum's innovations in order to be taken seriously…
Art Tatum - The Chronological Classics: Art Tatum 1944 (1995)

.Art Tatum - The Chronological Classics: Art Tatum 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included | 173 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.98) | Joint Stereo | 141 MB
Classics Records | Classics 825 | Jazz | RAR 3% Recovery

Here's a superb segment of the Art Tatum story, beginning with ten trio sides featuring guitarist Tiny Grimes and bowing, singing bassist Slam Stewart. Six marvelous selections recorded May 1, 1944, were subsequently issued on the Comet label. Each of these performances appeared on 12" 78-rpm records, allowing for well over four minutes of…
Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.
James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1410 | Time: 01:10:53

Back in New York after three years spent gigging and recording in Europe, a mature and rejuvenated James Moody resumed the endless North American scuffle to get by as a contemporary jazz musician. Volume five in the Classics James Moody chronology presents 16 rare Mercury recordings made between October 1951 and June 1953, followed by eight Prestige titles from January and April, 1954. The first four tracks feature baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne; high points include the rowdy, bristling "Moody's Home" and "Wiggle Waggle," an R&B rocker that sounds like something right up out of the King record catalog. Beginning with the material recorded on May 21, 1952, Moody is heard leading a group largely composed of players who, like him, had worked in Dizzy Gillespie's big band. Two of these individuals – trumpeter Dave Burns and baritone saxophonist Numa "Pee Wee" Moore – show up regularly in the front line of Moody's excellent recording ensembles between 1952 and 1955.

The Night Watch Collection  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Tamaar at Aug. 13, 2018
The Night Watch Collection

The Night Watch Collection
by Sergei Lukyanenko
English | EPUB | 4.0 MB
Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album Collection (142CD Box Set, 2012) Part 2

Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album Collection (142CD Box Set, 2012) Part 2
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks+.cue+.log,scans) | Run Time: 21:31:32 | 4,44 Gb | Scans - 4,79 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor - BMG

What release is this that can command such a gaudy price? Well, take another look: that's for 142 (!) CDs, which is what's necessary to compile-for the first time- every Arthur Rubinstein album ever released! One of the great poets of the piano, Rubinstein is heard here on every RCA Victor album he made from 1940-76, and also on one Decca album from 1978. Lastly, you'll hear the fine recordings he made in England for HMV between 1928 and 1940 plus the world-premiere release of two Carnegie Hall concerts from December 8 and 10, 1961 (featuring works by Debussy and Chopin). On the bonus DVDs: Rubinstein Remembered , a documentary chronicling his life, and The Benefit Recital for Israel from 1975. In the 164-page full-color hardcover book: a wealth of essays and photos plus complete discography, track listings and discographical notes. And on those 142 CDs?: Rubinstein's vast array of studio and live recordings of solo, concert and chamber-music pieces, with all albums presented in their best remasterings (using SACD and XRCD mastering sources). A dream come true for classical lovers, and a dream that will soothe your musical soul for a very, very long time!

The Butterfly Cove Collection  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Tamaar at Aug. 12, 2018
The Butterfly Cove Collection

The Butterfly Cove Collection
by Sarah Bennett
English | EPUB | 3.3 MB