Jazz

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.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.5 - Milt Hinton (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.5 - Milt Hinton (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:06 minutes | 531 MB
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Volume five in Creed Taylor's East Coast Jazz series showcases double bassist Milt Hinton and his quartet: A.J. Sciacca on clarinet, Dick Katz on piano and Osie Johnson on drums. About half the tunes on this 1955 release are original compositions by either Hinton or Katz. Generally a swingin' jam release.
East Coast Jazz, Vol.4 - Herbie Mann (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.4 - Herbie Mann (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 23:27 minutes | 375 MB
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Jazz flute innovator Herbie Mann is the focus of this fourth installment in producer Creed Taylor's East Coast Jazz series, initiated to differentiate the jazz coming out of New York from the jazz being produced in California in the mid-1950s. This 1954 session was Mann's first record as a solo artist, originally issued on 10-inch vinyl.
East Coast Jazz,  Vol.3 - Joe Puma (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.3 - Joe Puma Quintet (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:41 minutes | 553 MB
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Hardly a household name, jazz guitarist Joe Puma had a 50-year career as a sideman for other artists but rarely recorded under his own name. He was a favourite guitarist of Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett but recorded with dozens of other major names in jazz during his career. Puma performs here with Vinnie Burke on bass, Don Elliott on vibes, Barry Galbraith on guitar and drummer Todd Sommer. This album is part of the East Coast Jazz series launched by producer Creed Taylor at Bethlehem Records in 1954 to distinguish the new music emerging in New York from the new jazz in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
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Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.