Title: The Sound of Jazz Release Date: 2015 Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Cool, Dixieland, Folk Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop, Vocal Jazz, West Coast Jazz Director: Jack Smight Artist: [1-10] The Sound Of Jazz (1957): Henry “Red” Allen, Count Basie, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Giuffre; Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster, Lester Young; [11-14] Jazz From Studio 61 (1959): Ahmad Jamal Trio, Ben Webster-Buck Clayton Quintet; [15-17] Jamin’ The Blues (1944): Lester Young, Harry Sweet Edison, Illinois Jacquet, Among Others;  Stage Entrance Tv Show (1952): Charlie Parket, Dizzy Gillespie; [19-22] The Sound Of Miles Davis (1959): Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, The Gil Evans Orchestra
Production/Label: Think Visual Duration: 02:44:11 Quality: Blu-ray Container: BDMV Video codec: MPEG-2 Audio codec: AC-3 Video: MPEG-2 21999 kbps / 1920*1080i / 25 fps / 16:9 Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
This Blu-ray disc compiles some of the finest classic jazz performances ever filmed. The Sound of Jazz was a 1957 CBS TV show which reunited some of the genre’s greatest stars for a one-hour performance that was presented as performed, with no editing. It was a true live-TV experience which produced some of the most moving jazz scenes ever filmed, among them the final meeting of Billie Holiday and Lester Young. The show also produced a studio album by the same title, which is added in its entirety as a bonus on this package. CBS would repeat its success in 1959 with yet another show, this time featuring Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal and Ben Webster on different sets. Davis is heard both in a quintet format (with John Coltrane on tenor sax) and with the Gil Evans orchestra. Also included here are Gjon Mili’s classic 1944 short film Jammin’ The Blues, one of the very rare movies showcasing Lester Young, and the only existing footage of Charlie Parker on live TV.
Produced by Bill Laswell, Sound System follows where Herbie Hancock’s Future Shock left off. This experimental masterpiece bursts with even louder techno-pop brilliance. Hancock is joined by acclaimed musicians including Foday Musa Suso, Nicky Skopelitis, Wayne Shorter, Webster Lewis and more. It reached the Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and includes the thrilling hit “Hardrock.” The album also won the GRAMMY® for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by John Lennon. Produced by Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector, the album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Ascot Sound Studios and used the same musicians and production team as Yoko Ono’s album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. Considered to be one of Lennon’s best solo albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was ranked at #23 by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. (more…)
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released their acclaimed album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is ‘an album within an album,’ part of their 44-song workin- progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. Oceania entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart. At Barclays Center, the Pumpkins’ singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino performed their acclaimed OCEANIA CD in full, followed by classics and deep cuts from their body of work for the second half of the show. The Pumpkins were backed by visuals prepared by Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of ‘The Wall.’ The OCEANIA: LIVE IN NYC package is directed by Milton Lage and was produced by Rock Fuel’s Barry Summers. This Blu-ray edition can be viewed in either 3D or 2D.
Setlist: 1. Quasar 2. Panopticon 3. The Celestials 4. Violet Rays 5. My Love Is Winter 6. One Diamond, One Heart 7. Pinwheels 8. Oceania 9. Pale Horse 10. The Chimera 11. Glissandra 12. Inkless 13. Wildflower 14. Space Oddity 15. X.Y.U 16. Disarm 17. Tonite Reprise 18. Tonight, Tonight 19. Bullet with Butterfly Wings 20. The Dream Machine 21. Hummer
Nat King Cole – After Midnight (1957) [2010 Mono SACD]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD 2.0 | 63:56 minutes | Scans included | 2,61 GB or FLAC 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 683 MB |Capitol Records
After Midnight is a 1957 Jazz album by Nat King Cole. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The AFTER MIDNIGHT sessions were Nat “King” Cole’s attempt in 1956 to get a little more in touch with his jazz roots, once again accompanying himself on piano–at one time Cole was considered the heir to Teddy Wilson–& playing with a small combo that included Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet, Juan Tizol on trombone & Ray Nance on violin. As such it was a highly successful date for Cole & Co., it stands up more than 50 years later. This was no mere jam session, but a chance to hear Cole vocalizing in a non-orchestral setting, just like his early trio, but this time singing full-fledged standards like “What Is There To Say?” & the beautifully rendered “You’re Looking At Me,” not just the familiar Cole trio novelties. Never before has this record sounded so sumptuous, with every detail & nuance restored in a manner that places you in the recording studio with Cole. Mastered from the original 1st-generation full-track monaural session tapes at Acoustech by Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray for an unparalleled sonic experience. Scintillating.