Karajan And His Soloists

Herbert Von Karajan - Karajan and His Soloists, Vol. 2 1969-1984 (2014) (10 CDs Box Set)

Herbert Von Karajan - Karajan and His Soloists, Vol. 2 1969-1984 (2014) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 10:52:33 min | Covers included | 2,75 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. Karajan's extraordinary capacity for elevating his soloists on a 'magic carpet' of orchestral sound is demonstrated in this 10 CD collection of concertos; among the instrumentalists are such figures as Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Alexis Weissenberg, Maurice André and James Galway.
Herbert Von Karajan - Karajan and His Soloists, Vol. 1 1948-1958 (2014) (8 CDs Box Set)

Herbert Von Karajan - Karajan and His Soloists, Vol. 1 1948-1958 (2014) (8 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 8 CDs, 08:01:22 min | Covers included | 1,36 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.
Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Pleiades A Jazz Symphonique (Remastered 2018)

Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Pleiades A Jazz Symphonique (Remastered 2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 13| 113:01 min | 261 Mb
Style: Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

The Pleiades are an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus. One of the nearest such clusters to Earth, the Seven Sisters (as they're also known) comprise middle-aged, hot B-type stars which can be viewed by Earthlings in the night sky without a telescope. The nine brightest stars of the cluster are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology and their parents.
Booker Little And His Quintet feat. Max Roach - Out Front (Remastered) (1961/2022) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Booker Little And His Quintet feat. Max Roach - Out Front (Remastered) (1961/2022) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 44:00 minutes | 1,85 GB
Jazz | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Out Front is a 1961 album by American jazz trumpeter Booker Little featuring performances recorded and released by the Candid label.

Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - 1939 (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 22, 2018
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - 1939 (1991)

Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - 1939 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 199 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 571)

This CD has quite a bit of variety. Teddy Wilson is featured on four of his better piano solos, backs Billie Holiday on one session (which resulted in superior versions of "More Than You Know" and "Sugar," and has some fine solo space for altoist Benny Carter and trumpeter Roy Eldridge) and is heard on 13 selections with his new (and unfortunately short-lived) big band. The Teddy Wilson Orchestra was impeccable, tasteful and swinging (just like its leader) but, despite the presence of such soloists as trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, it never really stood a chance in the competitive swing world of 1939; the orchestra would only record eight additional titles. However the music on this CD is quite enjoyable and not as common as most of the recordings reissued by the Classics label.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1945 Vol. 2 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 14, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1945 Vol. 2 (1997)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1945 Vol. 2 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 241 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 951)

Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1945 was riding quite high, with annual Carnegie Hall concerts, constant performing and recording, and appearances on many radio broadcasts. This disc features both studio recordings and a few V-Discs taken from radio shows. The latter are most notable for including the extended two-part "Frankie and Johnny" and the 12-and-a-half-minute "New World A-Comin'," while the studio recordings are highlighted by "Jumpin' Room Only" and three of the four parts of "Perfume Suite." With such soloists as Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Al Sears, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and four trumpeters, Ellington's big band remained at the top of its field as World War II came to an end.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Harlem [Recorded 1964] (1985) (Repost)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Harlem [Recorded 1964] (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 273 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218024525)

Taken from a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, this well-recorded CD mostly features trumpeters Cootie Williams and Cat Anderson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Gonsalves and altoist Johnny Hodges as the main soloists in a set with Duke Ellington's orchestra. "The Opener," "Blow by Blow" and "The Prowling Cat" have rarely been recorded and even the more familiar pieces are given new life, highlighted by a definitive rendition of "Harlem."

Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 17, 2018
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1991)

Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1991)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 576)

The seventh of the Classics label's 12 Cab Calloway CDs traces his progress during an 11-month period through 24 recordings. The band's main soloists at the time included trumpeters Shad Collins and Irving Randolph, trombonists Claude Jones and Keg Johnson and especially tenor great Chu Berry (the band gets four instrumentals on this set). Singer June Richmond has a couple of vocals but obviously Cab Calloway is the main reason that the orchestra was working so steadily. With such songs as "Shout Shout, Shout," "Do You Wanna Jump Children" and "F.D.R. Jones" among the more memorable tracks, this CD (along with the others in the valuable series) is well worth picking up.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 9, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1938 Vol. 3 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 221 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 726)

Duke Ellington's very busy year of 1938 resulted in enough music (counting small group dates led by his sidemen) to fill up more than three CDs. This disc has big-band dates plus outings headed by Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges. Although 1939-1942 is often thought of as the peak of Ellington's career, his output from 1938 was very impressive too. Among the high points of the sessions on this CD (which feature such soloists as trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist Rex Stewart, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Tricky Sam Nanton, altoist Johnny Hodges, clarinetist Barney Bigard, baritonist Harry Carney, and Duke on piano) are "Love in Swingtime," "Prelude to a Kiss," "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," "Mighty Like the Blues," "Battle of Swing," and "Hodge Podge."

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 4, 2018
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - 1939 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 212 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 765)

The 1939 Duke Ellington Orchestra was a mighty force, with eight major soloists and a genius as their leader. Billy Strayhorn first worked with Ellington during this period and on this CD he contributes "Something to Live For" (which is surprisingly sung by Jean Eldridge rather than the band's regular vocalist, Ivie Anderson). This disc has ten selections from the full orchestra, eight from small groups led by altoist Johnny Hodges, two from clarinetist Barney Bigard's combo, and two vocal features for the Quintones. Highlights include "Rent Party Blues," "Portrait of the Lion" (Ellington's tribute to his idol, Willie "The Lion" Smith), a remake of "Cotton Club Stomp," and "Serenade to Sweden."