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Si Zentner And His Orchestra - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Si Zentner And His Orchestra - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:00 minutes | 720 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…
Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Soul Searchin' (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Soul Searchin' (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:00 minutes | 628 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Of Claus Ogerman's four mod albums for Victor, Soul Searchin' is a favorite for many because the theme, and certainly the tunes, are hip. As Ogerman's liner notes explain, he ranks soul third in significance after pop and jazz. In any case, Ogerman does a competent job covering all these songs; the title track (an Ogerman original) can be called funky, even. A large factor is Dick Hyman's Lowrey organ; his facility with both jazz and soul is in full evidence here. "The End of the Line" was a hit for Vinnie Bell, but the greater significance is that it was written by Pat Williams and Phil Ramone. The Ogerman albums on Victor share a great deal with the mod albums on Verve by Williams, Kai Winding, and others. Veering away from pop and toward soul-jazz, Soul Searchin' has a peppy jazz-boogaloo beat that feels neither constrained nor ponderous. The surprise is that it works.
Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Watusi Trumpets (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Watusi Trumpets (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:17 minutes | 667 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:47 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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. The best-known names in that particular group were tenor saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis and guitarist Freddie Green, a Basie mainstay over the decades.
Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Night And Day: The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Vol.1 (1957/2016) [24/192]

Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Night And Day:
The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Volume 1 (1957/2016)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 30:38 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of several volumes in the Genius Of Charlie Parker series issued by Verve, this installment was released in 1957, two years following Parker's death. With arrangements by Joe Lipman and production supervised by Norman Granz, the collection includes one of Parker's signature tunes, Night And Day.
Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra - Victor Recordings (1924-1928) (2002)

Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra - Victor Recordings (1924-1928) (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Dance Bands, Early Jazz, Big Band | Label: Trans Atlantic Radio | # TR 0011 | 01:19:34

In 2002 the Transatlantic Radio label fortified their catalog with a 26-track anthology of historic sides by the Jean Goldkette Orchestra. Victor Recordings 1924-1928 neatly samples some of the group's best works by beginning in March 1924, a good nine months before Bix Beiderbecke first sat in, and ending in December 1928, more than a year after Bix had joined the ranks of Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, along with some of Goldkette's most capable players. During the mid-‘20s the Goldkette band played its best music in front of live audiences, using arrangements by Bill Challis. Studio recordings captured some of the magic in the form of sweet and hot dance music punctuated by period pop vocals. Rather than packing in a lot of alternate takes (which may be found on other equally fine collections), the folks at Transatlantic chose to lay out a sensible selection that accurately embodies what the Goldkette band was all about.
Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra - Campus After Dark (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra - Campus After Dark (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:58 minutes | 813 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Buddy Morrow (born Muni Zudekoff, aka Moe Zudekoff) was an American trombonist and bandleader. Through the years, Buddy Morrow had become so highly regarded in the music world that RCA Victor signed him to form an orchestra and record under his own name.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Popular Duke Ellington (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:15 minutes | 1,55 GB
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The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1967.
Marty Gold And His Orchestra - The Broadway Soundaroundus (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Marty Gold And His Orchestra - The Broadway Soundaroundus (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 29:24 minutes | 1,15 GB
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Martin Gold was a composer, pianist, and bandleader born in New York City, New York. He was the pianist and arranger for the Korn Kobblers, a popular 1940s novelty group billed as "America's most nonsensical dance band", but was probably best known as the composer of the song "Tell Me Why", which was a hit for The Four Aces in 1951. Mr. Gold also arranged, conducted, and recorded for RCA Victor light orchestral "mood music" pieces utilising fully the possibilities of the newly developed Stereophonic sound, with whole sections of violins drifting between right and left speakers. He produced Peter Nero's first two albums for RCA and also conducted the accompanying orchestra.

Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 16, 2017
Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)

Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | 00:52:35
Jazz | Label: Avalon Music | Release Year: 1997

Put on your dancing shoes and jive the night away. Standards like In the Mood and When the Saints Come Marching In will put a new lift in your step. Instrumentation includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, French horn, piano, guitar, bass & drums. When I was a kid, back in the '60's, my dad listened to a group of records called "The Swing Era"… I believe from Time-Life. I grew up loving the swing rhythms and stylings of "Little Brown Jug", "Take The 'A' Train, and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" as they popped and hissed out of our giant console stereo. I've tried digitally remastered versions of the originals, like "Glenn Miller-A Memorial", but have always been disappointed by, well, the pops and hiss, and the generally low fidelity that these great old songs were recorded with… not their fault! But "In The Big Band Mood" faithfully recaptures the music in new recordings by Michael Maxwell and his orchestra, and their rendition of what I consider to be one of the most perfect pieces of music of all time - "In The Mood" - is excellent. I highly recommend this album!