Jim Mcneely

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.
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.
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 | 552 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”.
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 - Souvenirs (1995) [Japan 2018] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods Quintet - Souvenirs (1995) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:44 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,5 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,35 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 668 MB

A die-hard bopper, alto saxophonist Phil Woods nonetheless manages to push the boundaries of straight-ahead hard bop on Souvenirs. As far as the '90s go, this is one of Woods' best. This version of Woods' quintet, most notably featuring trumpeter Brian Lynch, is a solid entity with much forward momentum. Lynch, a member of Art Blakey's last Jazz Messengers lineup, is easily one the best trumpeters around, displaying a knack for interesting note choices and lines that border on the progressive. Woods sounds thoroughly engaged throughout, attacking each tune with his characteristic fire.

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…

Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 14, 2022
Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)

Phil Woods The Little Big Band - Real Life (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 399 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chesky Records (JD47)

During a major portion of his career, Phil Woods predominately led a quartet or quintet, so the opportunity to work with his Little Big Band gave him a special pleasure, by expanding both the brass and reeds to an octet. His third release to feature the octet includes his working quintet at the time, including trombonist Hal Crook, pianist Jim McNeely, plus his longtime rhythm section, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin. Guests include Woods' former sideman trumpeter/flugelhornist Tom Harrell, alto and baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola, plus alto and tenor saxophonist Nelson Hill. Although the economics of touring with a band this size made it impossible to tour, the musicians dove into the difficult arrangements with plenty of gusto and end up sounding as if they had been playing them in concert for months…
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451, etc (1995)

Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451, etc (1995)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, сonducted by Joel McNeely

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 187 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Score, Classical | Label: Varese Sarabande | # VSD-5551 | Time: 00:34:16

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) was François Truffaut's highly stylised adaptation of Ray Bradbury's dystopian science fiction classic, a vision of a future in which firemen burn books. Herrmann wrote music for strings, harp and percussion, a gracefully chill, urgently rhythmic portrait of a sterile world. The finale, "The Road", blossoms into one of Herrmann's finest melodies, a heartbreakingly lovely homage to the indominability of the human spirit. The expanded suite of 10 selections was specially realised for this album. The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit (1956) and Tender Is The Night (1962) are rare Herrmann gems, achingly lovely melodies aptly presented beside the more famous and utterly captivating "Andante Cantabile" from The Ghost And Mrs Muir (1947). The suite from Anna And The King Of Siam (1946) marks one of Hollywood's earliest ventures into world music, with Herrmann extensively researching Siamese music before composing this glittering, majestic and deeply imaginative work.
Alex Francoeur - Missing Element: Live at Upstairs (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Alex Francoeur Group - Missing Element: Live at Upstairs (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:11 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Missing Element - Live at Upstairs" is the first effort by the Alex Francoeur as a leader. Alex has composed all of the music, with the exception of one jazz standard, ''I Hear a Rhapsody''. The goal of this record was to capture the energy and spirit of live jazz music; exciting, unpredictable and daring. His quintet, comprised of Chris Edmondson on alto saxophone, Gentiane MG on piano, Levi Dover on bass and Louis-Vincent Hamel on drums, do justice to this objective in brilliant fashion, with each of their individual voices shining through while conserving a concise group sound.