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Paul Desmond The Complete 1975 Toronto

Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall - The Complete Recordings (1988) {4CD Set, Mosaic MD4-120 rec 1959-1965}

Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall - The Complete Recordings (1988) {4CD Set, Mosaic MD4-120 rec 1959-1965}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 693 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1959-65, 1988 RCA Victor / Mosaic Records | MD4-120
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone / Guitar

Although the RCA recordings featuring the Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall were eventually reissued by the original label (also in a boxed set) after the last copy of this limited edition Mosaic box was sold, it is the Mosaic collection which will be remembered as a classic. Only that set includes the initial studio collaboration of Desmond & Hall for Warner Bros.; also present are reprints of Doug Ramsey's warm memorial tribute to the alto saxophonist, as well as Marian McPartland's brilliant portrait (written for Downbeat in 1960) and Desmond's own side-splitting article written for Punch about a Brubeck gig that went slightly haywire, all helping to unfold a portion of the mystery behind this man.
Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Reissue 2012]

Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Phoenix Records (131565)

The title of this set by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond refers to his having placed first once again in the alto chair in the Downbeat poll. Released in 1959, First Place Again is the result of an unexpected gathering of the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet: Percy Heath and Connie Kay, and Jimmy Giuffre 3 guitarist Jim Hall. The four musicians were all unexpectedly at home in New York and took full advantage of cheap, after-hours recording studio time to play out this set of standards and a pair of newer tunes, John Lewis' great blues, "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West," and "East of the Sun (and West Of The Moon)," from a Princeton University theater work…

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 14, 2021
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 648 | ~ 131 or 108 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz

Three years after Gerry Mulligan initially sat in with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the baritone saxophonist arrived at a point where he could perform alongside Brubeck's alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, for this much anticipated session. When legal issues, wranglings with producer Norman Granz, and the question of which record label would subsidize and release this album were resolved, the two saxophonists went ahead to produce a delightful program of standards and originals where their more playful sides could fully blossom…
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond (1982) [Reissue 1990]

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond (1982) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 310 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy (FCD-24727-2)

Recorded 1952-1954. This CD reissues two earlier Fantasy LPs titled Jazz at the Black Hawk and Jazz at Storyville. Pianist Dave Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond are the two main constants while bassists Ron Crotty and Wyatt Ruther and drummers Lloyd Davis, Herb Barman and Joe Dodge are heard on some tracks. There are many high points to this interesting set including Brubeck-Desmond duets on "Over the Rainbow" and "You Go to My Head," an unaccompanied piano solo on "My Heart Stood Still" and quartet versions of "Jeepers Creepers," "Trolley Song" and "Crazy Chris."
Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2003) {2CD Set, Rhino Handmade ‎RHM2 7831 rec 1971-1975}

Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2003) {2CD Set, Rhino Handmade ‎RHM2 7831 rec 1971-1975}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 984 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 377 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 70 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971-75, 2003 Rhino Handmade / Warner Music | ‎RHM2 7831
R&B / Soul / New Orleans R&B / Smooth Soul / Southern Soul

Allen Toussaint is a legend who wrote and produced some of the greatest songs in New Orleans R&B history, but his career as a recording artist is hardly legendary. He didn't record all that much and what he did wax is overshadowed by his compositions and productions – which, admittedly, is understandable given the work he did with the Meters, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, Ernie K-Doe, the Band, LaBelle, Irma Thomas, and many others. But not being legendary is hardly the same thing as not having merit, and Rhino Handmade's 2003 double-disc set The Complete Warner Recordings makes a convincing case that Toussaint's three albums for Warner and Reprise are among the best hidden treasures in soul music.
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions (2016) [5LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions (2016)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 944 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 410 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 19 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 7.04 Gb
Atlantic - 8122794390 | Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Back in 1997, Led Zeppelin released BBC Sessions, the band's first attempt to chronicle its heavily bootlegged live recordings for the British Broadcasting Corporation. That double-disc set didn't contain all of Zep's BBC Sessions: a full nine songs from 1969 were left behind, including three songs recorded in March – a session highlighted by the otherwise unavailable original "Sunshine Woman" – that were believed to be lost. The 2016 triple-disc set The Complete BBC Sessions adds those songs as a third disc to a remastered version of the original 1997 compilation, an addition that doesn't greatly alter the overall picture of Zeppelin's BBC Sessions but offers a whole lot of additional value…
Average White Band - The Complete Studio Recordings 1971-2003 (2014) [19CD Box Set] Re-up

Average White Band - The Complete Studio Recordings 1971-2003 (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
19CD | Edsel Records, AWBOX01 | ~ 5727 or 1973 Mb | Scans(png) -> 1221 Mb
Funk / Jazz Funk / Soul

Average White Band are widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands. Although probably best known for their global hit, the US #1 single ‘Pick Up The Pieces’, this extensive anthology delves back into their musical history, from the early sessions in 1971, right up to the most recent studio album released this millennium. ‘All The Pieces…’ features the band’s entire catalogue of recorded material on a 19CD box set, which includes all of the original studio albums (and ‘spoilers’ ‘Put It Where You Want It’ and ‘Volume VIII’) in mini-vinyl replica wallets, alternate versions and selected mixes, in this 172-track collection…
V.A. - Rudolf Serkin - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (75CD Box Set, 2017)

V.A. - Rudolf Serkin - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (75CD Box Set, 2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image + .cue, log) | Run Time: 3785 minutes | 15,21 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.

This is the first-ever collection of Rudolf Serkin's complete recordings for Columbia Masterworks on 75 discs: Concertos, sonatas, chamber music and vocal performances, all recorded between 1941 and 1985. An all-embracing survey of Rudolf Serkin's recorded achievements, spanning over 44 years. Some collaborations include Adolf Busch, Pablo Casals, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, Frtiz Reiner, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, and Arturo Toscanini.

Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon (1969) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 11, 2019
Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon (1969) [Reissue 2000]

Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon (1969) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 366 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 543 487-2)

Paul Desmond's first genuine all-Brazilian album under the Creed Taylor signature was a beauty, a collection of songs by the then-moderately known Edu Lobo and the emerging giant Milton Nascimento, then only in his early twenties. All Desmond has to do is sit back and ride the Brazilian grooves while lyrically ruminating on whatever pops into his head. It sounds so effortless - until you try it yourself. The swirling, often gorgeous orchestral arrangements are by Don Sebesky (one CD edition mistakenly gives Claus Ogerman credit on the cover), Airto Moreira leads the samba-flavored percussion forces, and Lobo and his wife Wanda de Sah appear on three of Lobo's four songs…

Paul Desmond - Glad To Be Unhappy (1965) [Reissue 2001]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 30, 2019
Paul Desmond - Glad To Be Unhappy (1965) [Reissue 2001]

Paul Desmond - Glad To Be Unhappy (1965) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG France (74321851502)

Even though Desmond was kidding when he described himself as the world's slowest alto player, this record bears out the kernel of truth within the jest. Here, Desmond set out to make a record of love songs and torch ballads, so the tempos are very slow to medium, the mood is of wistful relaxation, and the spaces between the notes grow longer. At first glance, Desmond may seem only peripherally involved with the music-making, keeping emotion at a cool, intellectual arms' length, yet his exceptionally pure tone and ruminative moods wear very well over the long haul. Again, Jim Hall is his commiserator and partner, and the guitarist gets practically as much space to unwind as the headliner; the solo on "Angel Eyes" is an encyclopedia of magnificent chording and single-string eloquence…