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Stan Getz & Gary McFarland - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stan Getz & Gary McFarland - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:43 minutes | 1,47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Big Band Bossa Nova is a 1962 album by saxophonist Stan Getz with the Gary McFarland Orchestra. The album was arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland and produced by Creed Taylor for Verve Records. Bossa nova means ‘new wave' or ‘new trend', and this album rode that wave, making No. 13 on the Billboard album chart in 1963 in the wake of the success of Jazz Samba (1962) and prior to the release of Getz/Gilberto (1964). Sandwiched as it is between the two classic albums of the era, it sometimes gets unfairly overlooked. The piano playing of Hank Jones is particularly good while Jim Hall plays acoustic guitar in the Charlie Byrd role. Four of the tracks are written by the arranger Gary McFarland, while the other tracks come from the Brazil's Jobim, Gilberto and Bonfa; Getz recorded Jazz Samba Encore with Jobim and Bonfa a few months later in February 1963.
Lionel Hampton & His All-Star Alumni Big Band - Newport Uproar (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Lionel Hampton & His All-Star Alumni Big Band - Newport Uproar! (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:36 minutes | 1,79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album features Lionel Hampton's first concert at the Newport Jazz Festival and overall is quite exciting. Hampton gathered together an all-star alumni band that, in addition to trombonist Al Grey, Frank Foster on tenor and a couple of appearances by pianist Milt Buckner, boasts the extraordinary trumpet section of Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman and Wallace Davenport. The climax is provided on Hamp's perennial "Flying Home" which finds Illinois Jacquet reprising and then extending his famous solo.
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Big Band Holidays (2015) **[RE-UP]**

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Big Band Holidays (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 341 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Big Band Holidays is a 2015 CD by The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, featuring Wynton Marsalis. Some of the musicians joining him include Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Mason, Kenny Rampton, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Paul Nedzela, and many more.

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:48
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Concord | # CCD-4844-2

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass add plenty of spice to this Christmas jazz CD, not only with superb, fresh charts but a few surprising selections. The rich brass and reeds carry the deliberate rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which segues into a perky Latin-flavored chart of "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Away in a Manger" is not the commonly heard melody but one first written in 1887, though the music will likely be familiar, even if one doesn't associate it with the well-known lyrics. The lush setting of "The Christmas Song," which likely set Mel Tormé and Bob Wells for life with royalty checks due to its many recordings, showcases the leader's valve trombone and pianist David Restivo. "My Favorite Things," originally written for The Sound of Music, has gradually been transformed into double duty as a Christmas carol; this swinging interpretation works very well. Johnny Mandel, the composer of many memorable melodies, deserves greater recognition for his gorgeous piece "A Christmas Love Song"; this arrangement deserved to help put it on the jazz map. Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass consistently delivered first-rate music throughout their existence, this holiday CD no exception.
Vienna Art Orchestra - The Big Band Years 1993-2007 (2010) {4CD Box Set EmArcy-Universal 0602527539966}

Vienna Art Orchestra - The Big Band Years 1993-2007 (2010) {4CD Box Set EmArcy-Universal 0602527539966}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.86 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 713 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 226 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993-2007, 2010 EmArcy / Universal | 0602527539966}
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

The Vienna Art Orchestra is a 15-member jazz orchestra that features the avant-garde arrangements and compositions of its leader, pianist Mathias Ruegg. This is a reissue of their 1980 debut, an important document in the post-modern jazz movement. The opening, title track is a joyous, folkish tango that's been cartoonishly toyed with, featuring three solo sections. The marimba section is also ornamented with vocalese from Lauren Newton, followed by an extremely playful horn lead that sounds like a toy instrument. The solo offering from violinist Rudi Berger has an electronically effected fusion sound. A tight, alto sax solo by Wolfgang Puschnig ties everything together neatly with a lengthy, unaccompanied performance.

Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 22, 2017
Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)

Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 377.39 Mb + 84.50 Mb (Scans) | 68:17
Bop, Fusion, Jazz Big Band | Label: Monsters Of Rock

Legendary guitarist Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band team up for a new production! Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton's unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four time Grammy winner, Titan of Tone award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry. Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.
Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}

Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 505 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963-66, 2003 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24283-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Prelude was a successful match of McDuff's small-combo organ jazz with big band arrangements by Benny Golson. In part, that was because the blend was well-executed, never fighting with or drowning out McDuff's organ. But it was also because the mixture made it stand out amidst the scads of organ jazz records being churned out in the early '60s. While a very young George Benson was in the core quartet on guitar, a dozen others supplemented the players, including trumpets, trombones, French horns, and saxophones.

Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 13, 2017
Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) [Reissue 2008]

Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 79 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517679207)

Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and "Desafinado," Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he'd adopted only a few months before. McFarland usually keeps things nice and spare (although "One Note Samba" is uncharacteristically cluttered and a bit too discordant for the material), letting his pungent voicings stab the air now and then, while allowing the soloists all the room they want within the confines of producer Creed Taylor's tight timings…

Wolverines Big Band - Shanghai Shuffle (1986)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 30, 2017
Wolverines Big Band - Shanghai Shuffle (1986)

Wolverines Big Band - Shanghai Shuffle (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 234.27 Mb | 46:20 | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Label: ProJazz (CDJ 618)

Formed in 1973, the band started out performing transcriptions of the music of the “hot” orchestras, popular between the World Wars. House gigs in the early years included such Jazz Age nightspots as Scottie’s On Seventh, the Commodore, and Castle Royale. They opened for Sarah Vaughan and Manhattan Transfer, and performed on the initial broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Their first four albums received the coveted four star review in Downbeat magazine. They even played Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Ball.
Charlie Parker - Big Band (1950-1953) {Verve Master Edition 24bit rel 1999}

Charlie Parker - Big Band (1950-1953) {Verve Master Edition 24bit rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 449 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1950-53, 1999 Clef Records / Verve / PolyGram Records | 559 835-2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Big Band / Saxophone

A reissue of the original 1952 Clef recording session, this is one of the few instances in Charlie Parker's later career where he played with something other than a small bebop group. Under contract at the time to Clef's Norman Granz, Parker was encouraged by the label to make recordings that took him out of his familiar settings and put him in with string arrangements, Latin rhythms, and larger band formats. This recording is the result of one of these experiments. Though Joe Lipman's arrangements are stellar, the musicians assembled for the sessions are an odd mix of pop-oriented big-band players and improvisers.