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.
The Stan Getz Quartet - Pure Getz (1982) [Reissue 2003] MCH PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

The Stan Getz Quartet - Pure Getz (1982) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:27 minutes | Scans included | 2,95 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 1,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,06 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Concord Jazz # SACD-1000-6

This enduring Stan Getz recording beautifully reveals the essence of one of jazz's eternal tenor saxophone masters. His inimitable melodicism, fluid virtuosity, seemingly infinite inventiveness and heartfelt lyricism are pure genius—or, quite simply, Pure Getz. The remarkable clarity and realism of this special SACD release virtually puts the listener right in the recording studio with Getz and his quartet.
Phil Woods Quintet - You And The Night And The Music (1994) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods Quintet - You And The Night And The Music (1994) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:41 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,92 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,71 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 809 MB

The Phil Woods Quintet shines on this collection of standards from the movies, but their fresh approach to each of these very familiar songs is what makes this release special.
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.
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.

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.