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Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 466 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 276 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1945-49, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2729~30
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Clarinet

The material on CD 1 dates from the latter half of Artie Shaw’s career as a bandleader, which ended with his retirement in 1954. Always presenting tasteful and often unusually deep interpretations of big-band jazz and dance music, and featuring his exquisite and frequently profound clarinet improvisations, Shaw’s career climaxed in his rise to superstar status as the most popular musician in North America at the height of the Swing Era in 1939.
Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)

Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:14:05
Genre: Big Band, Swing | Label: President Records | # PLCD 557

This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly changing the instrumentation of his band and making personnel substitutions. Fellow Musicraft artist Mel Tormé and his group the Mel-Tones are added on some tracks, though this was a studio relationship exclusively and they were not a part of Shaw's organization. The innovative blend of strings, voices and brass in the swinging arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love" is the highlight of the vocal selections, along with an updated instrumental version of the clarinetist's earlier hit, "Begin the Beguine." The only reservation about this compilation is that several tracks are abruptly faded or even truncated.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 458 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 270 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2709~10
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

These marvellous performances are culled from Artie Shaw’s final recordings as an instrumentalist. It is crystal clear that he retired at the height of his powers. Throughout these pieces, his playing is a joy to the ear and the mind, and his unique sound on the clarinet has seldom if ever been better captured. Shaw was still in his prime as a leader as well: this last Gramercy Five was a collective of the first order with a sound and style of its own, attuned to the times but never falling into the trap of trendiness.

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1945-1946 (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 18, 2019
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1945-1946 (2003)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1945-1946 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 204 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1330)

Here lie the last of the Victor recordings by Artie Shaw and his orchestra, dating from July and November of 1945. The first nine titles are charming big band dance numbers. A lot of that charm comes straight up from Dodo Marmarosa's piano and Barney Kessel's guitar, through the trumpet of Roy Eldridge and out of Artie Shaw's elegant clarinet. Those are four good reasons to check these records out, up close. Anybody who loves Dodo Marmarosa needs to hear these recordings in order to be able to appreciate how this young man interacted with a big band. Fortunately, there are only a few vocals by syrupy singer Halsey Stevens…

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1946-1950 (2004)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 24, 2019
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1946-1950 (2004)

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - 1946-1950 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1368)

One of jazz's finest clarinetists, Artie Shaw never seemed fully satisfied with his musical life, constantly breaking up successful bands and running away from success. While Count Basie and Duke Ellington were satisfied to lead just one orchestra during the swing era, and Benny Goodman (due to illness) had two, Shaw led five, all of them distinctive and memorable.

Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 17, 2017
Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

Artie Shaw - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 235.99 Mb | 48:48 | Scans included
Swing, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: LaserLight Digital (Delta Music GmbH) (15 713)

Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." Prior to the release of "Beguine," Shaw and his fledgling band had languished in relative obscurity for over two years and, after its release, he became a major pop artist within short order. The record eventually became one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of what became known much later as Third Stream music, which blended elements of classical and jazz forms and traditions. His music influenced other musicians, such as John Barry in England, with the vamp of the James Bond Theme, possibly influenced by "Nightmare," which also has a similar vamp to Kurt Weill's "Lonely House."
Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}

Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.64 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 835 Mb
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© 1936-54, 2001 Bluebird / BMG | 09026 63808 2
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Sweet Bands / Clarinet

As a rule, record companies don't give artists the chance to pick the songs when a boxed set is assembled. They might ask the person who writes the liner notes to interview the artist, or they might even have the artist write the liner notes. But the label, not the artist, usually chooses the material. Self Portrait is an exception; when this five-CD, 95-track boxed set was assembled in 2001, a 91-year-old Artie Shaw was given a rare chance to make the selections himself and comment on them. And for those who are seriously into the clarinetist, it is fascinating to see what he chooses. Self Portrait, which spans 1936-1954, contains most of his essential swing, era hits, including "Stardust," "Begin the Beguine," "Frenesi," and his ominous signature tune, "Nightmare."
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Recordings (1985) {Ranwood}

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - 22 Original Big-Band Recordings (1985) {Ranwood}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 386 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

22 Original Big-Band Recordings is a 1985 collection of some early recordings from the late 1930's by Artie Shaw & His Orchestra. This was released by Ranwood and is a slightly different mastering than the "remastered" disc released by Hindsight.
Mel Torme, Artie Shaw & The Meltones - Mel Torme with the Meltones and Artie Shaw (Remastered) (1946/2019) [24/44]

Mel Torme, Artie Shaw & The Meltones - Mel Torme with the Meltones and Artie Shaw (Remastered) (1946/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 29:14 minutes | 263 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Acknowledged as one the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, Mel Tormé was admirably nick-named "The Velvet Fog" for his ultra smooth vocal stylings. A gifted composer as well, Torme penned one of the most famous songs of all time; the perennial "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." In 1944 he formed the vocal quintet "Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones," who were among the first jazz-influenced vocal groups which became the model for The Four Freshman and The Manhattan Transfer. Recorded with Artie Shaw's group in 1946, this classic recording captures Mel and his early group at their vocal best. All selections newly remastered.

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 4, 2017
Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)

Artie Shaw - The Big Band Legends (3CD) (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 466 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 269 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Legends is a 3CD compilation by jazz legend Artie Shaw. This was released by GSC Music/RCA Special Products/BMG Direct Marketing.