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Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967151)

Recorded during his five year "vacation" from Duke Ellington's orchestra, this Johnny Hodges set features his band sticking mostly to standards. With trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritonist Harry Carney, pianist Call Cobbs, or Richie Powell, bassist John Williams, drummer Louis Bellson, and either Jimmy Hamilton or John Coltrane (who unfortunately does not solo) on tenor, Hodges had a particularly strong group. High points include "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title track and a seven-song ballad medley.
Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - Saxes Mexicanos (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - Saxes Mexicanos (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 25:54 minutes | 1,03 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.
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).

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 29, 2017
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Hits (1987)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 232.59 Mb | 69:32 | Covers
Big Band, Swing | Label: Hindsight Records (HCD 401)

While oscillating between retirement and comebacks throughout the '30s and '40s, clarinetist Artie Shaw cut several incredible sides from 1938-1939. After ditching a string orchestra setup, Shaw formed his first big band in 1937 and eventually gained fame with his signature performance of "Begin the Beguine." The bandleader would go on to commit a slew of numbers to wax up until another retirement in 1939.
Les Brown And His Orchestra with Doris Day - Sentimental Journey (1977) {Sony Music A 24301 rec 1948}

Les Brown And His Orchestra with Doris Day - Sentimental Journey (1977) {Sony Music A 24301 rec 1948}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 96 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1948, 1997 Sony Music | A 24301
Jazz / Big Band / Vocal Jazz / Swing

Thank God the producers of this cd didn't decide to burry the recordings in reverb and echo, we get the TRUE 78 sound here, and it sounds clean, and chystal clear. Ignore the spiteful reviewer who thinks the sound is bad. Les Browns has never soudned so clear on cd before, you can actually hear every note, because they didn'r "over-remaster." All of Brown's ESSENTIAL sonsg are here, including My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time. Brown had one of the freshest bands around in the mid-forties, and he had the greatest girl singer in Doris Day (the worlds most underrated jazz singer). This cd is a God-send to those who really want to hear the msuic unfiltered, yet clearly and beuatifully.
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.