Jazz

Marty Paich - The Jazz City Workshop (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marty Paich - The Jazz City Workshop (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:34 minutes | 776 MB
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Pianist and arranger Marty Paich gets the credit on the cover, but this 1955 album is indeed a true collaboration between Paich and his sidemen: the great trombonist Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker on vibes, Curtis Counce on bass, Jack Costanzo on bongos, Frankie Capp on drums and vocalist Mickey Lynne who sings on one track. This recording was intended to be the first in a series of albums named after the Hollywood jazz club Jazz City.
Metronome Presents - Jazz at The Modern: George Wein And The Storyville Sextet (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Metronome Presents - Jazz At The Modern: George Wein & The Storyville Sextet (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:40 minutes | 862 MB
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George Wein is the man who is arguably the father of the jazz festivals movement. In 1954 he presented the first Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, which became the template for the modern jazz festival. Metronome Presents Jazz at the Modern, released in 1960, was recorded in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art by Wein and The Storyville Sextet.
Jazz City Presents - Bethlehem Jazz Session: Frank Rosolino Quintet (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jazz City Presents - Bethlehem Jazz Session: Frank Rosolino Quintet (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:30 minutes | 424 MB
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Trombonist Frank Rosolino recorded this album live at Jazz City in Hollywood in 1957 with his quintet, The Swingers and the Russ Garcia Orchestra. Although it only contains three songs, the highlight is the 17 minute version of George Gershwin's Lady Be Good.
David Grisman - David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio (2011/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Grisman - David Grisman's Folk Jazz Trio (2011/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:45 minutes | 1,21 GB
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David Grisman's musical interests have been so varied that he is impossible to categorize stylistically, one of the reasons he has long described his playing everywhere as "Dawg Music." This is a bit of an unusual outing, as it consists of a trio with bluegrass/folk guitarist/vocalist Jim Hurst, Grisman (mostly on mandolin), and his son Samson on bass…
Quintette Moraguès & Yves Henry - Mussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition & Shostakovich: Jazz Suite (2017) [24/96]

Quintette Moraguès & Yves Henry - Mussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition & Shostakovich: Jazz Suite (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:38 minutes | 829 MB
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True to their mission to expand the repertoire for wind quintet, the Quintet Moraguès performs here masterpieces by two great Russian composers in new transcriptions for wind quintet and piano.
Olivier Benoit, Orchestre National de Jazz - Europa: Oslo (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Olivier Benoit, Orchestre National de Jazz - Europa: Oslo (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 69:03 minutes | 785 MB
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Whether appearing solo as a guitarist or leading orchestras whose personnel and size couldn’t vary more — they range from the quartet to the big-band —, Olivier Benoit’s sole obsession has always been to further his explorations of territories still barely represented on the official map of contemporary music.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.9 - Sam Most Sextet (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.9 - Sam Most Sextet (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:36 minutes | 771 MB
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The ninth and final album in Bethlehem's East Coast Jazz series, this 1955 release is the only one to carry an official title. Considered one of the best from "the father of bebop flute," the album features Most's sextet of the era: Oscar Pettiford and Burgher Jones sharing bass duties, Marty Flax on baritone, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Billy Triglia on piano and drummers Osie Johnson and Bobby Donaldson. Producer Creed Taylor launched the East Coast Jazz series in 1954 to differentiate the music emerging in New York from the new jazz coming out of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.8 - Hal McKusick (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.8 - Hal McKusick (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:15 minutes | 444 MB
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Sax and clarinet player Hal McKusick is accompanied by guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Osie Johnson on this 1955 album that comprised volume eight in producer Creed Taylor's East Coast Jazz series. Most of the tunes on this album are originals contributed by the album's arranger Manny Albam.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.7 - Kai Winding Quintet + J.J. Johnson (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.7 - Kai Winding Quintet + J.J. Johnson (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:42 minutes | 644 MB
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Trombonists Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson united in 1954 to form the short-lived two-trombone quintet featured on this seventh installment of the East Coast Jazz series. Joining the two trombonists on this session is a rhythm section consisting of Dick Katz on piano, Al Harewood on drums and Milt Hinton and Wendell Marshall sharing bass duties.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.6 - Urbie Green (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.6 - Urbie Green (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:15 minutes | 552 MB
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This 1955 release from jazz trombonist Urbie Green is volume six in Creed Taylor's series of music spotlighting some of the best East Coast jazz of the mid-1950s. Green is accompanied here by a fine group of musicians including Danny Bank, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson and Al Cohn, who used the pseudonym Ike Horowitz on the credits.