And His Orchestra

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Live in Cologne 1969 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:08:58 | 160 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzline

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in Cologne. For the first time released featuring the soloists Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves to name a few. Including the Ellington Hits Take The A-Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and many more.
Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}

Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 120 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2008 Verve / Argo | 0602517621350 | Verve Originals Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Big Band / Modern Creative

By the time Oliver Nelson and his big band had recorded Fantabulous in March of 1964 for Argo, the great composer, saxophonist, conductor, and arranger was a man about town in New York. He had released some truly classic dates of his own as a leader in smaller group forms – Blues and the Abstract Truth and Full Nelson among them – and had done arrangement work for everyone from Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Hodges, Nancy Wilson, Frank Wess, King Curtis, Etta Jones, Jimmy Smith, Jack Teagarden, Betty Carter, Billy Taylor, and Gene Ammons, to name more than a few. For Fantabulous, he took his working big band to Chicago for a gig sponsored by Daddy-O-Daylie, a famous local disc jockey.
Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Swedish Schnapps (1951) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99111}

Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Swedish Schnapps (1951) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99111}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 115 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1951, 2014 Verve Records / Universal Japan | UCCU-99111 | Mono
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Musicians like to observe that for all his notoriety as the wellspring of bebop, Charlie "Bird" Parker's music was loaded with the blues. SWEDISH SCHNAPPS is as good a place as any to make that connection with Parker's music, including as it does two of his most enduring bop heads based on the blues, "Au Privave" and "Blues For Alice." While you wouldn't mistake either composition for a Muddy Waters tune, both relate Bird's off-kilter accents and serpentine melodicism at walking tempos that let you hear what's actually going by, instead of leaving you astonished but bemused. To really drive the point home, there's "K.C. Blues," which finds the altoist at his hollerin' best, and "Lover Man," certainly one of the bluesiest 32-bar standards around.
Si Zentner And His Orchestra - It's Nice To Go Trav'ling (1965/2015) [24/96]

Si Zentner And His Orchestra - It's Nice To Go Trav'ling (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:24 minutes | 791 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late '50s and early '60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band – enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.
Si Zentner And His Orchestra - My Cup Of Tea (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Si Zentner And His Orchestra - My Cup Of Tea (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:31 minutes | 764 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late '50s and early '60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band – enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958/2011/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Blues-A-Plenty (1958/2011/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 42:38 minutes | 1,21 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:38 minutes | 834 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges' death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career - one of his '50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads.
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996)

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996)
featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Big Band, Swing | Label: Giants Of Jazz, Promo Sound | # CD 53280 | Time: 01:08:32

Skyliner was one of Charlie Barnet's most exciting hit records, and quickly became as closely identified with his big band as was Ray Noble's Cherokee. This 1996 EPM Musique Jazz Anthology compilation is one of at least six Barnet albums with the word "Skyliner" in the title. Tracks one through twelve were recorded for the Bluebird label between June 19, 1940 and April 30, 1942. Tracks thirteen through twenty follow Barnet's progress through the turbulent wartime years with a trail of Decca sides cut between July 1942 and February 1944. "Skyliner" comes from a V-Disc recorded on July 13, 1944; "E-Bob-O-Lee-Bob," like "Oh Miss Jaxon" a vocal feature for trumpeter Peanuts Holland, was harvested from a Jubilee broadcast on December 6, 1945. Some of this band's arrangements were written by Horace Henderson, Billy May and by the leader himself. Most Charlie Barnet albums are well worth investigating. This one lives somewhere near the top of the heap.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 228 min | 522 MB
Label: Acrobat Music | Rel: 2013

Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - King Of The Clarinet: Live Performances 1938-39 (3CD Box Set) (1993)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - King Of The Clarinet: Live Performances 1938-39 (3CD Box Set) (1993)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Booklet | 198 min | 480 MB
Label: Hindsight Records | Rel: 1993

A lot of shoppers might wonder what exactly this box set of three CDs from swing bandleader Artie Shaw actually contains. Here's the straight deal: these are recordings of live radio broadcasts of Artie Shaw and his Orchestra that were performed between November 1938 and November 1939. The broadcasts came from The Blue Room in the Hotel Lincoln in New York City, the Summer Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Roof in Boston, and the Café Rouge at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York.
Dick Hyman and His Orchestra - Provocative Piano I & II (2014)

Dick Hyman and His Orchestra - Provocative Piano I & II (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 437 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Easy Listening, Piano Jazz, Big Band | Label: Sepia Records | # 1255 | Time: 01:15:23

From piano playing composer/conductor/arranger and Music Director of the Arthur Godfrey TV Show Dick Hyman, are these two best-selling LPs 'Provocative Piano' and 'Provocative Piano II', originally issued on the Command label and now on CD for the first time. Piano favourites from all areas of music are here, from Liszt's immortal Liebestraum, "Autumn Leaves", "Heart and Soul", "Deer Purple", the Theme From "The Apartment" and Tchaikowsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. Originally released on the Command label and produced by Enoch Light, this is a musical presentation of brilliantly performed and recorded piano recordings accompanied by a full-bodied orchestra.