Jim Mcneely

Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband - Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (2017)

Jim McNeely & Frankfurt Radio Bigband - Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 396.22 Mb | 52:51 | Covers
Modern Big Band | Label: Planet Arts - PA 301721

Barefoot Dances and Other Visions is a seven-part suite composed in 2014 for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Each piece expresses a different kind of fantasy. We performed it live in two concerts in Frankfurt February ’14, then recorded it in the studio in September of that year.
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Up from the Skies: Music of Jim McNeely (2006)

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Up from the Skies: Music of Jim McNeely (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 397.62 Mb | 01:08:59 | Covers
Post-Bop, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Planet Arts - 100454

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition of excellence that was the core ingredient when it began life as the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra during the 1960s. Now led by pianist/conductor/composer/arranger Jim McNeely, the band brings life to his stimulating charts with tight ensembles and strong solos throughout the session. The first track is a bit of a surprise, a breezy jazz setting of rocker Jimi Hendrix's "Up from the Skies" that is a good bit more harmonically adventurous than the original record.

Judy Niemack - New York Stories (2018) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at June 18, 2019
Judy Niemack - New York Stories (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Judy Niemack - New York Stories (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:35 minutes | 854 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

New York City is the center of many worlds, the jazz world being one of them. Musicians have always felt the pull of the Big Apple. The depth of talent, competition, and energy have made the City the epicenter of growth in the music. Vocalist Judy Niemack’s improvisation teacher Warne Marsh told her that she had to go and, once she did, she never looked back.
Mel Lewis and The Jazz Orchestra - Naturally (1979) {Telarc CD-83301 rel 1992}

Mel Lewis and The Jazz Orchestra - Naturally (1979) {Telarc CD-83301 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1992 Telarc | CD-83301
Jazz / Bop / Modern Big Band / Post Bop

This was the first recording by the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, made just a short time after co-leader Thad Jones surprised everyone by suddenly quitting and moving to Europe. Although Jones was gone, the band was still performing his arrangements, and all six of the charts on the set were his; plus, he was the composer of five of the tunes. With such soloists as pianist Jim McNeely, altoist Dick Oatts, trumpeter John Marshall, and the tenors of Bob Rockwell and Richard Perry (along with plenty of tight ensembles), it was clear that the orchestra would live on. Worth searching for.
Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra - Compositions Of Herbie Hancock: Live In Montreux (1982/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Mel Lewis with The Jazz Orchestra - Compositions Of Herbie Hancock: Live In Montreux (1982/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:12 minutes | 569 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mel Lewis first teamed up with renowned trumpeter Thad Jones to form the band that later became the legendary Mel Lewis Orchestra. Brimming with some of the best players in the Big Apple, the band quickly found success. They also became the Monday night band at the world’s most famous jazz club, New York’s The Village Vanguard. With Jones’ departure in ’78, Mel took over as leader, shaping the band into “one of the most exciting and innovative big bands ever to grace the jazz scene”.
Danish Radio Big Band & Renee Rosnes - Renee Rosnes With the Danish Radio Big Band (2003)

Danish Radio Big Band & Renee Rosnes - Renee Rosnes With the Danish Radio Big Band (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 375 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:26
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Blue Note Records

This is easily Rosnes’ finest recorded achievement and raises the stakes for any who come after her and attempt to do the same thing. The album is a crystalline wonder of tight writing, exceptional playing, and painstaking attention to harmonic detail; it is a tapestry so varied and multidimensional in both conception and execution that it stands in a class by itself.

Mark Colby - Speaking of Stan: A Tribute to Stan Getz (2005)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 23, 2021
Mark Colby - Speaking of Stan: A Tribute to Stan Getz (2005)

Mark Colby - Speaking of Stan: A Tribute to Stan Getz (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 389.34 Mb | 01:06:32 | Covers
Crossover Jazz, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Hallway Records - CD 9713

If you've ever wondered what gems may have been hidden away in the Stan Getz musical archives, then think no further. Chicago saxophonist/educator Mark Colby has done an excellent job of culling compositions from a variety of sources that exemplify the warmth, lyricism, and emotion that became the indelible imprint in Stan Getz's sound. Among those songs are three new compositions written by Colby, Bob Meyer, and Chris Madsen that speak to heart of Getz's ability to play back his innate musicality.
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Forever Lasting: Live in Tokyo (2CD) (2011)

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Forever Lasting: Live in Tokyo (2CD) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 427.44 Mb + 356.39 Mb | 02:06:07 | Covers
Post-Bop, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Planet Arts - 101116

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has its roots in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, which began as a rehearsal band that took over the Village Vanguard on its once closed Monday nights. Even with the departure of Thad Jones and the death of Mel Lewis, the orchestra has lasted for over four decades, drawing some of the top players in New York City into its ranks, buoyed by outstanding works collected in its library over time.

Stan Getz - Vintage Getz [Recorded 1983] (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 23, 2021
Stan Getz - Vintage Getz [Recorded 1983] (2003)

Stan Getz - Vintage Getz [Recorded 1983] (2003)
DVD9 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (4:3), 29.97 fps | Audio: AC3/PCM, 48.0 KHz, 6 ch/2ch, 448 Kbps/1536 Kbps | 7,47 GB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Vision (2564 60059-2)

"It's a pleasure to be here" says Stan Getz, surveying the Californian landscape from the open-air stage he's performing on. "It's different to the dives I play in." And it clearly inspired this famously uncompromising saxophonist in the performance that's captured on this DVD-Video.The first set is chiefly made up of material by pianist Jim McNeely. who writes with a fine melodic touch, and it sets the great cool saxophonist off into a series of beautifully-shaped improvisations that will repay many viewings and listenings. Stan`s quartet also includes a scintillating rhythm team is bassist Marc Johnson, who had come from working with Bill Evans in the pianist's last trio, and drummer Victor Lewis…

VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Sept. 30, 2020
VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)

VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:24:58 | 515 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Jazzman Records

Founded in 1972, SteepleChase Records is one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels. With a catalogue running to well over 200 titles, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, including Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Horace Parlan, Chet Baker and Stan Getz.
Starting out by recording visiting Americans when they performed at the legendary Café Montmartre, founder Nils Winther was encouraged to start the label by none other than the great Jackie McLean, who was the first artist to release a record on the new imprint.From there, Steeplechase rapidly grew into one of the foremost labels to document European jazz with all its distinctive originality and style. With a particular emphasis on recording front rank American artists who had chosen the expatriate life in Europe, Steeplechase was first in line to document the sounds of the greats as they developed in exile.Featuring in-demand tracks from the likes of Billy Gault, Johnny Dyani and Khan Jamal, and unearthing deep cuts from greats like Jackie McLean and Mary Lou Williams, our Spiritual Jazz 11: Steeplechase pays tribute to one of Europe's most important jazz labels.