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Chet Baker - My Old Flame (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 3)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 16 Dec 2021 11:32:09 | Comments : 0

Chet Baker - My Old Flame (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 3)
(Pacific Jazz/Capitol 31573, 2001)
Jazz | EAC (secure) | FLAC, CUE, LOG | full art | 340 Mb

3 great Pacific Jazz CD's chronicling Chet Baker and Russ Freeman's live performances. This is where you really start to hear Chet find his own sound.
This third and final Pacific Jazz volume of the Chet Baker Quartet in concert continues with more music from the August 1954 date at the Tiffany Club in Los Angeles (some of which was heard on Vol. 2 in this CD series). Baker is in great form on trumpet throughout this performance, accompanied by pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Carson Smith, and drummer Bob Neel. The group is well-rehearsed and in top form...
Chet Baker - Out Of Nowhere (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 2)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 16 Dec 2021 11:18:55 | Comments : 1

Chet Baker - Out Of Nowhere (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 2)
(Pacific Jazz/Capitol 27693, 2001)
Jazz | EAC (secure) | FLAC, CUE, LOG | full art | 285 Mb

3 great Pacific Jazz CD's chronicling Chet Baker and Russ Freeman's live performances. This is where you really start to hear Chet find his own sound.
An essential CD for Chet Baker fans, this reissue includes some of the selections on the long-unavailable Mosaic Records collection The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman. Baker's productive partnership with pianist Freeman only lasted from mid-1953 to 1955, yet it coincided with and helped spark the meteoric rise in the trumpeter's popularity after he split with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and went solo.
Chet Baker - This Time The Dream's On Me (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 1)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 16 Dec 2021 11:15:34 | Comments : 2

Chet Baker - This Time The Dream's On Me (Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 1)
(Pacific Jazz/Capitol 25248, 2000)
Jazz | EAC (secure) | FLAC, CUE, LOG | full art | 390 Mb

3 great Pacific Jazz CD's chronicling Chet Baker and Russ Freeman's live performances. This is where you really start to hear Chet find his own sound.
Chet Baker's star rose rapidly during the 1950s and this CD marks the initial release of his earliest recorded concert as a leader, recorded at a 1953 Los Angeles engagement; it is combined with a 1954 Ann Arbor concert previously issued. The first performance took place following the dissolution of the quartet with Gerry Mulligan, caused by his partner's drug bust and subsequent prison sentence. Baker's group is extremely well rehearsed...
The Band - To Kingdom Come (The Definitive Collection)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 26 Oct 2021 18:42:21 | Comments : 0

The Band - To Kingdom Come (The Definitive Collection)
(Capitol/EMI CDS 7921692, 1989)
Rock | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 805 Mb

To Kingdom Come is an anthology released in 1989. The thirty-one tracks were mostly taken from the group's eight albums on Capitol Records. The group's better-known songs, such as The Weight, Up On Cripple Creek, Chest Fever, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The Shape I'm In, Life Is A Carnival and It Makes No Difference, are all present. Rarities such as Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, Get Up Jake and Back to Memphis (previously unreleased) are also present. It was released on three LPs and two CDs and it is now out of print.
Them - The Story Of Them (Featuring Van Morrison)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 23 Oct 2021 17:03:44 | Comments : 3

Them - The Story Of Them (Featuring Van Morrison)
(Deram/Decca/PolyGram 844 813-2, 1997)
Rock | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 1.01 Gb

Wikipedia says:
The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison is a compilation album that includes almost every song recorded by the Northern Irish band Them during the two year history of the band when it featured Van Morrison as the vocalist for the group.
Need I say more?
Coleman Hawkins - Rainbow Mist
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 22 Oct 2021 22:19:02 | Comments : 5

Coleman Hawkins - Rainbow Mist
(Apollo Series/Delmark DD-459, 1992)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 200 Mb

...Among the most important dates ever recorded by the Apollo label...this was the then-and-future reigning tenorman's most productive period... Best Reissue Of 1992.
5 Stars - Excellent ~ Down Beat (3/93, p.44)

Coleman Hawkins - Hollywood Stampede
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 22 Oct 2021 18:59:08 | Comments : 2

Coleman Hawkins - Hollywood Stampede
(Capitol Jazz/Capitol-EMI CDP 792596 2, 1989)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 210 Mb

These are the Capitol & the Aladdin sessions, recored in 1945 & 1947. Digital transfers: Ron McMaster.
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Haris Alexiou - Sta Vimata Tis Haris Alexiou 1990-2005
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 20 Oct 2021 00:07:00 | Comments : 2

Haris Alexiou - Sta Vimata Tis Haris Alexiou 1990-2005
Minos/EMI
World (Greek Music) | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 1.15 Gb

Haris Alexiou was born Hariklia Roupaka on December 27, 2021 in the historical town of Thebes but moved to Athens at an early age (1958).
Her first big musical break was the 1972 album "Mikrasia" by Apostolos Kaldaras and Pythagoras, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster. The album was a huge success and launched Alexiou's career. In the next few years she would sing hit songs by composers Manos Loizos, Giorgos Hadjinasios and even Mikis Theodorakis.
Haris Alexiou has continued her career to the present day, adapting to different types of songs with great ease and with great success. She is considered one of the best Greek female singers of this era.
This is the second half of the 8 CDs boxset that was given away with the Sunday Greek Newpaper "To Vima". The first half was posted some time ago.
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt - For Musicians Only
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 11 Oct 2021 22:47:47 | Comments : 5

Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt - For Musicians Only
(Verve/PolyGram, 837 435-2, 1989)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 250 Mb

The modern jazz revolution which came to be known as bebop was distinguished by a level of melodic-harmonic complexity and rhythmic brinkmanship which required the most elevated levels of instrumental virtuosity imaginable. As if to drive the point home, composers such as trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie crafted certain tunes to function as musical obstacle courses, which quickly separated the men from boys--without mercy. Such is the premise on For Musicians Only, save that with a driving rhythm section keyed by bassist supreme Ray Brown, and saxophone masters Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt on board as the other horns, there is no shortage of musical fiber. Brisk tempos and challenging chord changes are the order of the day, with Gillespie's anthemic "Bebop" setting a daunting standard. The trumpeter is in peak form here and on a riveting "Lover Come Back to Me," articulating breathtaking runs and high-wire rhythmic variations with all the fluidity of a saxophone, but with a tart, crackling tone all his own. Stitt, as is wont, plays with incredible speed and rhythmic articulation, and anyone who visualizes Getz as no more than the arbiter of cool tenor, should take note of this sheep in wolf's clothing's relentless melodic intensity on "Wee (Allen's Alley)."
Dizzy Gillespie - Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 08 Oct 2021 07:36:06 | Comments : 4

Dizzy Gillespie - Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions
(Verve/PolyGram, 527 900-2, 1995)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 590 Mb

This 2CD set collects three individual albums from 1956-57, "Birks Works," "Dizzy In Greece" and "World Statesman", some alternate takes, and a fascinating sequence of attempts at "Left Hand Corner" that shows the band's dedication to perfection. Some of the great players on these sessions include Phil Woods and Ernie Henry on alto saxophones, Lee Morgan and Quincy Jones on trumpets, Al Grey on trombone, Walter Davis Jr., and Wynton Kelly on piano with Charli Persip on drums. And, of course, since it's Dizzy's band, everybody sings.
Haris Alexiou - Sta Vimata Tis Haris Alexiou 1972-1990
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 06 Oct 2021 04:50:55 | Comments : 2

Haris Alexiou - Sta Vimata Tis Haris Alexiou 1972-1990
Minos/EMI
World (Greek Music) | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 1.10 Gb

Haris Alexiou was born Hariklia Roupaka on December 27, 2021 in the historical town of Thebes but moved to Athens at an early age (1958).
Her first big musical break was the 1972 album "Mikrasia" by Apostolos Kaldaras and Pythagoras, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster. The album was a huge success and launched Alexiou's career. In the next few years she would sing hit songs by composers Manos Loizos, Giorgos Hadjinasios and even Mikis Theodorakis.
Haris Alexiou has continued her career to the present day, adapting to different types of songs with great ease and with great success. She is considered one of the best Greek female singers of this era.
This is the first half of the 8 CDs boxset that was given away with the Sunday Greek Newpaper "To Vima". The second half reviews the 1990-2005 years (to be uploaded soon).
Jimmy Smith - At The Organ Vols 1-3 (A New Sound... A New Star... )
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 05 Oct 2021 16:06:46 | Comments : 6

Jimmy Smith - At The Organ Vols 1-3 (A New Sound... A New Star... )
(Blue Note/Capitol-EMI 724385719127, 1997 / originally released 1956)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 650 Mb

Collected here in a meaty two-disc set are Smith's first three Blue Note releases. Championed as "the world's greatest jazz organist", Smith burst upon the scene in the mid-'50s with a trail-blazing rhythmic and harmonic approach to the Hammond organ that defined the use of the instrument in jazz combos for the rest of the century. For those unfamiliar with Smith, this set is a perfect place to start. With less of an emphasis of low-key blues numbers than subsequent albums, the work here is informed by the energy and harmonic sophistication of bebop, and Smith is incandescent throughout.
Duke Ellington - Black, Brown and Beige (feat. Mahalia Jackson)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 01 Oct 2021 00:24:28 | Comments : 5

Duke Ellington - Black, Brown and Beige (feat. Mahalia Jackson)
(Columbia Legacy CK 65566, 1999 / originally released 1958)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 390 Mb

The definitive reading of Duke's extended work is offered here with more than half an hour's worth of alternate takes.
Highlights include Mahalia Jackson's moving delivery of "Come Sunday" and the "23rd Psalm".
Coleman Hawkins - The Complete Coleman Hawkins (The Essential Keynote Collection 6)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 24 Sep 2021 10:56:59 | Comments : 2

Coleman Hawkins - The Complete Coleman Hawkins (The Essential Keynote Collection 6)
(Mercury 830 960-2, 1987)
Jazz | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 1,05 Gb

Subtitled "The Complete Coleman Hawkins," the 61 songs on these four CDs represent Hawkins' complete output for Keynote Records recorded between January and December of 1944 with Teddy Wilson and Earl Hines as part of the Coleman Hawkins Quintet, the Cozy Cole All-Stars, Coleman Hawkins and His Sax Ensemble and the All-American Four, Charlie Shavers' All American Five, and George Wettling's New Yorkers. A joint project of PolyGram and Nippon Phonogram of Japan, this set is loaded with previously unissued takes and tracks from Hawkins' Keynote library, which also features Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge and Billy Taylor.
La Sonora Matancera - Cubana (con Vicentico Valdes y Celio Gonzalez)
Posted By : tatumgr | Date : 23 Sep 2021 17:54:48 | Comments : 0

La Sonora Matancera - Cubana (con Vicentico Valdes y Celio Gonzalez)
(Saludos Amigos CD 62033, 1993)
Latin (Cuban) | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | art | 250 Mb

La Sonora Matancera (according to wikipedia)
... is a long-time band. Was led by guitarist and vocalist Rogelio Martinez, La Sonora Matancera has been called, by the Guinness Book of World Records, "the group with the longest duration."
Formed by Valentin Cane, bassist Pablo "Babu" Vasquez, vocalist Eugene Perez, timbales player Manuel "Jimagua" Sanchez, trumpet player Ismael Goberna, and guitarists Domingo Medina, Jose Manuel Valera, Julio Gobin, and Juan Bautista Llopis, the band has gone through many personnel changes in more than seven decades. Damaso Perez Prado was one of the group's pianists and arrangers in its early days. Vocalists in the group have included Daniel Santos, Bienvenido Granda, Nelson Pinedo, Alberto Beltran, Bobby Capo, Carlos Argentino, Celio Gonzalez, Myrta Silva, and its greatest alumna, Celia Cruz.
The Sonora Matancera is best known for its harmonic use of four trumpets, a trademark sound that has led musical purists to reject attempts from any musical group with the word "sonora" in its name to use it, should the group not feature an all-trumpet brass section.
Original director, Valentin Cane, led the band until poor health forced him to retire at the end of the 1930s. Initially known as Septeto Soprano, the group adapted its name to La Sonora Matancera in 1932. Leaving Cuba, at the advent of the revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, the group settled in New York City, where they continued to share their love of salsa with enthusiastic audiences.
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