Cookin' at The Continental Grp All Star Big Band

James Clay - Cookin' At The Continental (1992) {Antilles--Island 314-510 724-2}

James Clay - Cookin' At The Continental (1992) {Antilles–Island 314-510 724-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
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© 1992 Antilles / Island Records | 314-510 724-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tenor saxophonist James Clay had a brief comeback starting in 1988 before he passed away in 1995. This is one of his final recordings. Most interesting is a duet with bassist Christian McBride on "Crazeology." There are also four quartet numbers (with McBride, pianist Kirk Lightsey, and drummer Winard Harper) and four selections that are reunions with fellow tenor David "Fathead" Newman (including a remake of "Wide Open Spaces"). Two of the numbers with Newman ("Sister Sadie" and "Moanin'") also feature trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Although Clay's playing is not flawless (Newman sounds more consistent), plenty of sparks fly and this is a frequently exciting set, well worth searching for.
Emil Richards & Joe Porcaro All Star Big Band - Odd Men In (2006/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Emil Richards & Joe Porcaro All Star Big Band - Odd Men In (2006/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:36 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Emil Richards and Joe Porcaro have been making music together for over 60 years! When Emil came to the studio to hear the quartet project, Calamari, he simply had to have his and Joe's big band recorded in the same way. This is it…the very best players in L.A. playing all out in one afternoon.
Ray Brown & Cannonball Adderley - With the All-Star Big Band (1962) / Ray Brown / Milt Jackson (1965) [2012]

Ray Brown & Cannonball Adderley - With the All-Star Big Band (1962) / Ray Brown / Milt Jackson (1965) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 471 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-3167)

"Ray Brown with the All-Star Big Band" is a 1962 album by the jazz double bassist Ray Brown accompanied by a big band featuring the alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.
"Ray Brown / Milt Jackson" is an album by bassist Ray Brown and vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded in 1965 and released on the Verve label.

VA - GRP Super Live In Concert (1988)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 9, 2017
VA - GRP Super Live In Concert (1988)

VA - GRP Super Live In Concert (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 666 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Funk / Fusion | Label: GRP | Catalog Number: GRD-2-1650

This double CD is most notable for its second half which has a strong outing from Chick Corea's Elektric Band, his pacesetting fusion band with guitarist Frank Gambale, altoist Eric Marienthal, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl. The first CD is of lesser interest since it contains three routine vocals by Diane Schuur and some dull R&B jams with guitarist Lee Ritenour, keyboardist Dave Grusin and saxophonist Tom Scott. This set is worth buying for Corea's contributions if seen at a budget price.

David Benoit - Every Step Of The Way (1988) {GRP} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 27, 2017
David Benoit - Every Step Of The Way (1988) {GRP} [Re-Up]

David Benoit - Every Step Of The Way (1988) {GRP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist has included over 25 solo recordings. His ‘80s releases This Side Up, Freedom at Midnight and the GRAMMY nominated Every Step of the Way are considered influential genre classics. Among his other Grammy nominations are those for Best Instrumental Composition (for “Dad’s Room,” from 1999’s Professional Dreamer) and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (for the GRP All-Star Big Band).
The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - All Smiles (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - All Smiles (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:51 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"All Smiles" is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1968 and released on the MPS label. The album was also released in the US on Prestige Records as "Let's Face the Music".

Malin Wättring 4 with Bohuslän Big Band - Harvest (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Aug. 1, 2018
Malin Wättring 4 with Bohuslän Big Band - Harvest (2018)

Malin Wättring 4 with Bohuslän Big Band - Harvest (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 340.86 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 148.72 Mb | 64:04 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Country: Sweden | Label: Havtorn Records - HR048

My name is Malin Wättring and I work as a professional musician, composer, arranger and teacher. I live Gothenburg, Sweden and I'm working within the field of modern jazz, free improvisation and alternative music. My main instrument is saxophone but I also play guitar, piano and I sing.

Klaus Weiss Big Band - Lightnin' (1985)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 12, 2018
Klaus Weiss Big Band - Lightnin' (1985)

Klaus Weiss Big Band - Lightnin' (1985)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 377 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanyo Japan/Jeton (JETON CD 119/1)

German drummer Klaus Weiss appeared in groups with many American expatriates as well as leading his own bands in trio, quintet, sextet, and big-band settings from the '60s through the '90s. Influenced by such drummers as Big Sid Catlett and Buddy Rich, Weiss began playing professionally at age 16. His first gigs, with a group called the Jazzopators, provided accompaniment roles for trumpeter Nelson Williams and vocalist Inez Cavanaugh. Weiss also worked with the Klaus Doldinger Quartet, and played at the Blue Note in Paris with Bud Powell, Kenny Drew, and Johnny Griffin…
Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD Set] {Mosaic Records}

Quincy Jones - The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions 1959-61 (2007) [5CD Set] {Mosaic Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.06 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 809 Mb
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© 2007 Mosaic Records / Verve / UMG | B0010280-02 / MD5 - 237
Jazz / Bop / Big Band

Terrific, limited edition box set collecting all the recordings made by this one of a like group of superstar musicians including: Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, and Hank Jones. The set includes 5 CDs covering all of his 1959-60 studio and 1961 live Mercury sessions, as well as an earlier set from 1956 for ABC-Paramount and a 1961 date for Impulse. Also includes an exhaustive essay by Brian Priestley and a complete discography, as well as many rare photographs by Chuck Stewart.
Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (1962-67) {6CD Box Set Mosaic MD6-233 rel 2006}

Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (1962-67) {6CD Box Set Mosaic MD6-233 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.57 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 944 Mb
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© 1962-67, 2006 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD6-233
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Big Band

Oliver Nelson was one of the more distinctive arrangers to be active in jazz, the studios, and popular music of the '60s. While most Nelson reissues focus on his always-excellent saxophone playing (whether on tenor or alto), this six-CD set, Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions, focuses on Oliver Nelson the arranger-composer-bandleader. He does take solos on some of these dates on tenor, alto,and soprano (his only recorded solos on that instrument), but it his writing that takes center stage.