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Dick Hyman – Thinking About Bix (2008) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Dick Hyman
Title: Thinking About Bix
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2008
Label:
Duration: 01:07:06
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Dick Hyman, one of the most accomplished and versatile musicians alive, is especially known as an authority on early jazz. After a lifetime of playing and studying the music of Bix Beiderbecke, Hyman announced he'd like to record for RR a solo program of music associated with Bix, including all five original pieces Bix wrote for piano. (Most likely, these are a recorded first.) Hyman arranged other numbers Bix performed with various groups, and plays and improvises upon these in his distinctive, brilliant style. The title track is an infectious Hyman original reminiscent of the period. An attractive bonus is a piano four-hands performance with Hyman's friend and stride authority, Mike Lipskin.

21Apr/17Off

Dick Hyman – From The Age Of Swing (1994) [R&B, HDTracks, FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit]

Artist: Dick Hyman
Title: From The Age Of Swing
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1994
Label:
Duration: 01:06:42
Quality: FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

With some of the greatest jazzmen who lived and played through The Age of Swing: Phil Bodner, Urbie Green, Milt Hinton, Butch Miles, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Temperly, Frank Wess and Joe Wilder. RR's all-time fastest seller!

21Apr/17Off

Pat Appleton – A Higher Desire (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Pat Appleton
Album: A Higher Desire
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 299 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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21Apr/17Off

Charlie Watts – Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Charlie Watts
Album: Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 336 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

A top European big band affiliated with national radio station of Denmark which has issued periodic recordings with top Danish musicians and occasional major guest stars like Thad Jones.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band – So It Is (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Album: So It Is
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 217 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Although New Orleans' traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no principal venue for the city's veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In the early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robinson; clarinetists George Lewis, Albert Burbank, or Willie Humphrey; and pianists Joseph Robichaux, Billie Pierce, or Sweet Emma Barrett. By the early '70s, the front line usually comprised trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond). The deaths of the Humphreys and occasional fill-in Kid Sheik Colar in the mid-'90s signaled more lineup changes, with John Brunious and his son Wendell Brunious taking turns at the trumpet chair. Also around this time, bassist Ben Jaffe (son of founder Allan Jaffe and a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music) took over as Preservation Hall's creative director and the band's main bassist/tuba player. Over a half century after the group's genesis, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, even as the ensemble's lineup evolves. Although primarily known as a live band in its early days, the group recorded a handful of well-regarded albums under the leadership of Barrett and the Pierces, including 1964's Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 1971's New Orleans, Vol. 1, and 1982's When the Saints Go Marchin' In (New Orleans, Vol. 3). These are raw and joyous affairs that capture the vibrant, earthy atmosphere of Preservation Hall and its band. With the beginning of bassist Jaffe's tenure as Preservation Hall's creative director, the band began increasing its recorded output, releasing such well-received efforts as 1996's gospel-themed In the Sweet Bye and Bye, 1998's Because of You, and 2004's Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan. While these albums showcased the group's longstanding commitment to traditional New Orleans jazz, they also revealed a growing openness to the influence of later innovations, including bebop-inflected improvisations, funky R&B grooves, and various roots music traditions. Along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's increased creative output, their worldwide tours have resulted in a great deal of goodwill. Consequently, the band remained on the road throughout much of 2005 and early 2006, due to the temporary closure of Preservation Hall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Although the hurricane devastated the city, it left some of the band's archival recordings unscathed, resulting in the release of Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions in 2007. Three years later, they delivered the charity album Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, which featured guest appearances by an eclectic mix of artists including Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Anglique Kidjo, Terence Blanchard, and many others. A year later, they collaborated once again with McCoury on the jazz-meets-bluegrass album American Legacies. That's It!, the band's first album of all-original material in its entire 50-year career, was released in 2013. A high-profile tour followed, with the group performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as appearing at Coachella alongside Arcade Fire in 2014. They also guested on the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways album that year. In 2017, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned with yet another album of original, crossover-friendly material, So It Is. Produced by bassist and bandleader Jaffe along with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, it found the band combining its New Orleans jazz sound with Afro-Cuban and R&B influences. ~ Scott Yanow

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19Apr/17Off

Christy Baron – Take This Journey (2000) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Christy Baron
Title: Take This Journey
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2000
Label: Chesky Records
Duration: 52:18
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

"There's purity to Baron's singing, an unfiltered honesty that's as refreshing as an early morning snowfall and fulfilling as a heartfelt compliment." -- JazzTimes

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Christy Baron – Steppin (2000) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Christy Baron
Title: Steppin
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2000
Label: Chesky Records
Duration: 54:21
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Raised in Pittsburgh, jazz and pop singer and actress Christy Baron began her singing career as a cabaret vocalist and piano player while majoring in music at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After moving to New York in 1984, she began working as a piano player in smaller jazz clubs. Her second release for CHESKY RECORDS, Steppin', includes tunes by Peter Gabriel, the Beatles, Prince, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. It wouldn't be fair to characterize Baron as a straight-ahead jazz singer, but rather, she proudly calls herself an interpreter of music, and she fuses many different styles --- funk, world music, and even electronica influences --- into her approach to recording.

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Christy Baron – Retrospective (2004) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Christy Baron
Title: Retrospective
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2004
Label: Chesky Records
Duration: 1:03:03
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

A dynamic performer with an entrancing voice, singer/actress Christy Baron has recorded three albums with Chesky Records over the last decade. This critically acclaimed singer "seems to outperform all before her" (Audio & Video Lifestyle). The repertoire on this compilation represents the cream of the crop from each album and highlights Christy Baron's signature vocal style.

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Cecil Taylor – Unit Structures (1966/2014) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Cecil Taylor
Title: Unit Structures
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1966/2014
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 46:21
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4237 (mono) and BST 84237 (stereo)

"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" -- Blue Note President, Don Was.

19Apr/17Off

Cindy Bradley – Natural (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Cindy Bradley
Album: Natural
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 305 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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