Ape Jazz

Jiří Stivín & Co Jazz Quartet - Live At AghaRTA Jazz Club (1997)

Jiří Stivín & Co Jazz Quartet - Live At AghaRTA Jazz Club (1997)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue, log) ~ 312.79 Mb + 16.54 Mb (Scans) | 65:17
Modern Hard Bop | Label: ARTA Records (F1 0055-2)

Jiří Stivín has been interpreting pre-Classical music on the recorder since 1975. After graduating from the cinematography department of the Prague Film Academy (FAMU), he devoted himself exclusively to music. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music as well as at the Prague Academy of Music, where he studied composition. His flute teachers were Milan Muncingler (Ars Revidiva) and Jiří Válek (Czech Philharmonic). Stivin performs music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque periods. He has recorded flute concertos (Telemann and Vivaldi on 4 CDs) and has mastered all kinds of flutes and recorders.
Tom Harrel / Jacky Terrasson - Moon And Sand (1995) {Jazz Aux Remparts}

Tom Harrel / Jacky Terrasson - Moon And Sand (1995) {Jazz Aux Remparts}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 100dpi | 264MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Il ne suffit pas d’être deux pour faire une rencontre. En amour même, cela contrarie souvent l’esprit de la rencontre. Cette "séance" est jouée jusqu’au bout. La musique s’y pose comme un oiseau de paradis sur la queue du piano. Moon and Sand, qui donne son titre à l’album, a cette grâce d’incertitude, cette fragilité, la démarche intimidée et souple qui en font le charme. Les premières notes de Tom Harrell, son entrée en jeu, sont un des moments d’émotion de la vie. C’est la musique même, son affirmation sans roulement…
Ken Peplowski Gypsy Jazz Band - Gypsy Lament (2008) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ken Peplowski Gypsy Jazz Band - Gypsy Lament (2008) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,9 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 17, 2017
Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 235.99 Mb | 48:48 | Scans included
Swing, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: LaserLight Digital (Delta Music GmbH) (15 713)

Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." Prior to the release of "Beguine," Shaw and his fledgling band had languished in relative obscurity for over two years and, after its release, he became a major pop artist within short order. The record eventually became one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of what became known much later as Third Stream music, which blended elements of classical and jazz forms and traditions. His music influenced other musicians, such as John Barry in England, with the vamp of the James Bond Theme, possibly influenced by "Nightmare," which also has a similar vamp to Kurt Weill's "Lonely House."
Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}

Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2011 CTI / Sony Music / Masterworks Jazz | 88697 80378 2
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

With the Skylark "experiment" behind him, Paul Desmond reverted back to the relaxed quartet format that suited him well in the past. The reason? Through Jim Hall, he found a little-known, splendid guitarist in Toronto named Ed Bickert who became his new gigmate in 1974, and this album was meant to show his discovery off. In fact, it sparked a Desmond renaissance where he regained a good deal of the witty spark and erudite cool of his collaborations with Hall, no matter how unfashionable it was to play this way in 1974.
The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27121 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Other than "Our Love" (a familiar classical theme adapted to American pop music by Larry Clinton), all six selections are originals by the pianist. Utilizing a nonet that includes trumpeter Johnny Coles (who does his best to be soulful on "Honeybuns"), trombonist Garnett Brown, flutist Les Spann, altoist James Spaulding, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, baritonist Pepper Adams, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Mickey Roker, Pearson performs music in a style that would have fit in quite well on Blue Note. Most memorable among his originals is "Is That So." This is not an essential date, but it is nice to have this rarity back in print again.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 16, 2017
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Bop | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 1278-2 | Time: 00:44:20

Most of the titles on this album are derived from Thelonious Monk's vast catalog of bop standards. Both co-leaders are at the peak of their respective prowess with insightful interpretations of nearly half a dozen inspired performances from this incarnation of the Blakey-led Jazz Messengers. This combo features Art Blakey (drums), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), and Spanky Debrest (bass). Immediately, Hardman ups the ante with a piledriving lead during "Evidence" that underscores the heavy-hitting nature of this particular jazz confab. Monk counters with some powerful and inspired runs that are sonically splintered by the enthusiastic – if not practically percussive – chord progressions and highly logistic phrasings from the pianist. The inherent melodic buoyancy on "In Walked Bud" contains a springboard-like quality, with Griffin matching Monk's bounce measure for measure.

Bobby Troup - The Feeling Of Jazz (1994)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 15, 2017
Bobby Troup - The Feeling Of Jazz (1994)

Bobby Troup - The Feeling Of Jazz (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 316.55 Mb + 110.63 Mb (Scans) | 62:37
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Star Line (SLCD-9009)

Bobby Troup has long been a multi-talented individual. This Star Line CD, which contains previously unissued performances from several settings, features Troup singing and playing a variety of high-quality songs, many of which he wrote. Highlights include Troup's lyrics to "Walkin' Shoes" and his hits "Daddy," "The Three Bears," "Girl Talk," and "Route 66," along with some cheerful novelties and standards. Singing in a style that is both gentle and forceful (and somehow hip for the period without sounding dated), Bobby Troup is in excellent form throughout this definitive release.

VA - Vintage Cafe - Lounge And Jazz Blends Pt 11 (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 13, 2017
VA - Vintage Cafe - Lounge And Jazz Blends Pt 11 (2017)

VA - Vintage Cafe - Lounge And Jazz Blends Pt 11 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:32:01 | 210 Mb
Genre: Lounge, Jazz / Label: Music Brokers

Music Brokers Presents Vintage Cafe - Lounge And Jazz Blends Pt 11 album 23 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Amazonics, Flora Martinez, Jamie Lancaster, Shelly Sony, Scubba, Jamie Lancaster and more.

How to Listen to Jazz [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 12, 2017
How to Listen to Jazz [Audiobook]

How to Listen to Jazz [Audiobook] by Ted Gioia
English | September 19, 2017 | ASIN: B0758J9HQ5 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 58 mins | 191 MB
Narrator: Peter Ganim