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Shelly Manne, Bill Evans with Monty Budwig – Empathy (1962) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Shelly Manne, Bill Evans with Monty Budwig – Empathy (1962) [Analogue Productions ‘2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:03 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,41 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 662 MB

Influential and innovative jazz pianist Bill Evans took time off from his regular trio to record Empathy with drummer Shelly Manne (who shares equal billing) and bassist Monty Budwig. Critics noted that the impromptu collaboration seemed to loosen Evans up, inspiring a lighter, freer and more relaxed performance on this album than on his previous recordings with his usual bandmates.

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Hank Jones, Mads Vinding & Shelly Manne – Live at Slukefter, Vol. 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Hank Jones, Mads Vinding & Shelly Manne – Live at Slukefter, Vol. 2 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:01:22 minutes | 595 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Storyville Records

Storyville now releases Hank Jones Live at Slukefter vol. 2 – the follow up to 2019’s first volume. Whereas Vol. 1 was recorded at the legendary Copenhagen Jazz Club Slukefter on June 6th 1983, this recording is from the day after, June 7th. As on Vol. 1, Jones is joined by Mads Vinding who worked with the Jones on several other visits to Europe, and recorded with him on at least one other occasion when in 1991 Jones was an invited guest to the JazzPar concerts (Hank Jones Trio, Storyville 1018416) and Shelly Manne, a close contemporary of Hank’s who was also associated with studio work in Los Angeles, even making a cameo appearance as a studio musician in the movie The Man With The Golden Arm.

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Shelly Manne – Yesterdays (1960/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Shelly Manne – Yesterdays (1960/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:48 minutes | 429 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Shelly Manne and Norman Granz are two names that one doesn’t hear in the same sentence very often. Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic tours tended to have a lot of flashy solos, and Manne wasn’t about flashiness; he was a subtle drummer who knew the value of economy. Nonetheless, Granz admired Manne’s playing – and even though Manne had reservations about taking part in J.A.T.P., Granz managed to persuade him to join J.A.T.P. on a tour of Europe in 1960. Recorded in Zurich, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark, Yesterdays finds Manne leading a diverse yet cohesive quintet that also includes trumpeter Joe Gordon, tenor saxophonist Richie Kamuca, pianist Russ Freeman, and bassist Monty Budwig.

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Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 (1962) [Analogue Productions 2011] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 (1962) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:06 minutes | Scans included | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 693 MB

This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. Both “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Cherokee” find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to double-time throughout “Cherokee”), and showing that they’d heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, “Avalon,” was previously available only on a sampler, while “Me and Some Drums” features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet; the veteran tenor makes his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. This date is rounded off by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.

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