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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 550)

During 1928, the main stars of Duke Ellington's orchestra (in addition to the leader/pianist/composer/arranger) were trumpeter Bubber Miley, trombonist Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, and (starting in June) altoist Johnny Hodges. All of the master takes (including ones for different labels) are being reissued in the Classics series. This disc is highlighted by "Black Beauty" (particularly Ellington's solo piano version), the heated "Hot and Bothered" (featuring guest guitarist Lonnie Johnson and singer Baby Cox), "Louisiana," and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." Two songs feature singer Ozie Ware backed by a small combo taken from Ellington's big band. This CD has plenty of timeless classics, most of which are also available in other reissue programs.
Count Basie and his Orchestra - Four Classic Albums (2008) (Repost)

Count Basie and his Orchestra - Four Classic Albums (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 853 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 360 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC 946)

"April in Paris" (1956), "King of Swing" (1954), "The Atomic Mr. Basie" (1957) and "The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards" (1956) are presented here on a superbly remastered double CD.
April in Paris (1956). One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April in Paris is one of those rare albums that makes its mark as an almost instant classic in the jazz pantheon. April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940s. The title track has come to define elegance in orchestral jazz. Recorded in 1955 and 1956, April in Paris proved Count Basie's ability to grow through modern jazz changes while keeping the traditional jazz orchestra vital and alive…

Don Redman and his Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 17, 2018
Don Redman and his Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1990)

Don Redman and his Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 543)

The first of three Don Redman Classics CDs consists of his orchestra's earliest sessions. Although Redman's big band never hit it as big as his former employers' (Fletcher Henderson and McKinney's Cotton Pickers), it was an impressive outfit, thanks to the leader's advanced arrangements. Among the key sidemen on these performances are trumpeters Red Allen (who is on the first two sessions) and Sidney DeParis, tenor saxophonist Robert Carroll, and pianist Horace Henderson. Highlights include "Chant of the Weed" (Redman's atmospheric theme song), "I Heard," "How'm I Doin'," and "Hot and Anxious." The main Don Redman CD to get.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 15, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1927-1928 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 542)

As usual with the Classics series, the music on this CD is released complete and in chronological order, covering the music originally released by several record labels but without including alternate takes. In the case of Duke Ellington, because he would frequently record the same song slightly rearranged on several occasions for different companies, there are multiple versions of some titles on this CD, but the alternate versions that he made for the labels have been left out. During the very important period covered by this disc, the Duke Ellington Orchestra (having recently found their sound) was hired by the Cotton Club as the house band and they hit the big time…

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 8, 2018
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1446)

The 15th installment in the complete commercially issued studio recordings of Count Basie was released as a new segment of the Classics Chronological Series in 2007. The time line represented here begins on December 12, 1953, and ends either in June or August 1954, depending upon which discographical session index you opt for. The bright, snappy Basie big-band sound of the mid-'50s was largely the result of compositions and arrangements by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, and Manny Albam…

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 7, 2018
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1387)

From July 26, 1952 to December 12, 1953, Count Basie continued to record for Norman Granz's Clef label, variously utilizing a quintet, sextet, nonet, and 16-piece big band. Released in 2005, this volume in the Classics Chronological Series documents all of the issued studio titles from this time period, neatly omitting no less than 15 Birdland radio broadcasts so as to focus upon the Count's protean adventures within the intimate confines of recording studios in New York and Los Angeles. Basie's excellent instrumentalists include trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Henry Coker, reedmen Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Charlie Fowlkes. This album also features guest appearances by Oscar Peterson (he and Basie take turns playing organ and piano), vocalist Al Hibbler, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich.

Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 6, 2018
Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)

Benny Golson and His Orchestra - Walkin' [Recorded 1957] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 302)

Recorded in the New York City, November 1957.
Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-50) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953 and this was followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-54), Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-56). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-58), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson)…
Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - A Salute To Sam Cooke (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - A Salute To Sam Cooke (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 29:44 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Claus Ogerman was a German arranger, conductor, and composer best known for his work with Billie Holiday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, and Diana Krall. Also he's charted with his own Orchestra in the middle of 60s.

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 28, 2017
Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 189 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MPS Records (821291-2)

The MPS label scored a coup when they were able to set up a recording date with the Basie orchestra. It took place on October 20th, 1969 at Universal Studios in Chicago. As agreed upon, the band brought along standards from the Basie book, and the Count fulfilled MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwers wish that Basie play longer piano passages than usual; normally Basie limited himself to a short riff here and there. The way Basie and his orchestra played reminded me of a top long distance runner, producer Sonny Lester commented in the liner notes to the album. He went on to say that the bands playing was, disciplined, clean, with such a feel for timing and teamwork that you had the feeling that every band member was guided by the same brain…

Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra - Best Of (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 25, 2017
Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra - Best Of (2017)

Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra - Best Of (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 352 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 MB | 00:58:58
Instrumentals, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Universal Music

Best of Bert Kaempfert isn't quite a comprehensive collection of Kaempfert's hits, but it will have special resonances to listeners of a certain age group, and it covers a few bases that would be missed by a strict adherence to chart placements. In addition to the expected hits such as "Wonderland by Night," "Three O'Clock in the Morning," "Somebody Loves Me," "Danke Schon," and "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," the producers have included several non-charting singles of high quality, such as "L-O-V-E (Love)" to illustrate the breadth of Kaempfert's work. The sound is excellent everything is crisp and clean, the trumpet sounds like it's about three feet from the listener and the annotation and discography information are also very thorough.