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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 17 Sep 2014 03:39:50 | Comments : 0

Oscar Peterson Trio - Great Connection
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 236 MB | Full Artwork: 31 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MPS # 821 851-2 | Country/Year: Germany 198_, 1974
Genre: Jazz | Style: Bop, Swing

This matchup between pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and drummer Louis Hayes directly precedes Peterson's recordings for Pablo. The pianist is in typically brilliant form on the LP, performing six standards (including "Soft Winds" and "On the Trail") along with his own "Wheatland." It is not too surprising that Peterson would want to record frequently with Pedersen in future years.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 17 Sep 2014 02:35:47 | Comments : 0

Bobby Scott - Great Scott (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6121
Jazz / Cool / Piano

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. A rare early trio session from Bobby Scott – much looser and less arranged than most of his later albums, with a very strong focus on his talents as a piano soloist! The group features Whitey Mitchell on bass and Bill Bradley on drums – and although we love Bobby on other records, we're really stunned at his dexterity here – especially on the more boppish numbers, which have the feel of some of Al Haig's best material of the time – some nice dark corners that come not just from Scott's phrasing, but also from his writing too. Titles include the originals "Pee Wee", "Phil's Mood", "Moonbeaux", and "Ode To Monk" – plus versions of "Lullaby Of Broadway" and "Tenderly".
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 16 Sep 2014 22:23:04 | Comments : 1

Toufic Farroukh - Drab Zeen (2002) {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Drab Zeen represents one of the finest examples of this important emerging new sub-genre, Arab-jazz. The genius of this disc is how Farroukh has effortlessly melded such disparate elements as jazz trombone and saxophone, chill-beats, French vocals, acoustic piano, oud, ney, and accordion into a singly tapestry of unique sounds, all the while retaining the essential elements of each instrumental voice even as he transforms the whole into something entirely new and heretofore unheard. Farroukh has grown in every facet of his music-making: tighter and more evocative compositions, a richer and more varied sound palette, cleaner production, superior sax blowing, and a deeper groove.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 16 Sep 2014 20:51:40 | Comments : 0
Tony Bennett - iTunes Festival London 2014 HDTV 1080p

Tony Bennett - iTunes Festival London 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 8.5 Kbps, 25 fps| AC-3 248kbps, 2 ch | 01:06:34 | 4.31 GB
Vocal Jazz, Swing | WEB->TS

Legendary Tony Bennett performs at iTunes Festival, London, September 6, 2014.
Posted By : varrock | Date : 16 Sep 2014 19:32:31 | Comments : 0

Fabrizio Bosso & Marco Moreggia - Magic Susi (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 59:30 min | 136 Mb
Style: Nu-Jazz, Lounge | Label: Universal Music Italia Srl

One of the more electronic projects we've heard from trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso – a set of work done with electronic musician Marco Moreggia, who creates a very different sound for Fabrizio's horn! The music is a blend of sound sources, keyboards, and other elements – sometimes augmented by warmer touches on guest strings and jazz instrumentation, but often laid out just by Marco as a soundscape for Bosso's well-crafted trumpet lines – with some abstracted vocals drifting through the music as well.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 16 Sep 2014 18:36:29 | Comments : 0

Roger Williams - America's Best Selling Pianist: 4 Original Albums 1957-1961 (2 CD Set) (2012)
Easy Listening, Piano, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Scans | 155 min | 416 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Rel: 2012

Roger Williams was certainly the most popular pianist in America during the 20th century with Billboard magazine still ranking him as the best selling piano artist in history. Four complete albums: 'With These Hands', 'Always', 'Songs Of The Fabulous Fifties' (which includes the No. 1 hit "Autumn Leaves") and 'Temptation'. Plus three bonus tracks from 'Songs Of The Soaring 60s'. Despite his huge popularity in the USA, most of his 100 plus albums have never been on CD so this is a release that is not to be missed! Fully detailed liner notes cover his entire career.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 16 Sep 2014 18:35:41 | Comments : 0

Emma - Forward (2013)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44 min | 101 MB
Label: Joyspring Music | Rel: 2013

Here is the 2013 release by newcomer Emma. No, this is NOT Emma that also has some releases under that singular name. That is "Baby Spice" from The Spice Girls, this is entirely a different vocalist, and you can even say that this person "is" a vocalist. Unfortunately because it was issued on a small label based mainly through online sales and because she really had no media promotion and wide-spread exposure to the general public, the album 'Forward' virtually sank without a trace. The fate of Emma is still up in the air at this point, but this album of her wonderful vocals doing an exemplary program of Jazz Vocal standards along with a couple of originals should remain timeless.
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Posted By : Pisulik | Date : 16 Sep 2014 18:25:07 | Comments : 0

Jeff Michaels - Open Late Night (2014)
Blues, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:16 | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: SRO Records | Release Year: 2014

There is a difference between music that coarsely entertains and merely propels a listener versus music that matters on a much deeper level, that truly has the timeless weight of truth, beauty and soul. I want to make music like that. Anything else at this point is inexcusable.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 16 Sep 2014 14:18:48 | Comments : 0

Gerry Mulligan - Jazz America (2011)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 700 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mvd Visual | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 Aug 2011 | Runtime: 60 min. | 2,93 GB (DVD5)

The film's opening alternates clips of Mulligan smiling, playing his baritone sax and speaking. That brief documentary sequence establishes the good feeling that prevails in this 1981 performance at Eric's, a New York club. From there on, it's all music. Mulligan's rhythm section—pianist Harold Danko, bassist Frank Luther, drummer Billy Hart—are locked into the spirit, one another and their leader. It's a flawless set of Mulligan tunes of the period, including “North Atlantic Run," “Song for Strayhorn" and “K-4 Pacific." Gary Keys' cinematography has the intimacy of tight closeups, just enough camera movement and no cute tricks. The sound by Jim Anderson is excellent.
Posted By : uff | Date : 16 Sep 2014 10:17:24 | Comments : 0

Spyro Gyra - Down The Wire (2009)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up HUCD3154 | rel: 2009 | 475Mb

Creatively, Spyro Gyra have certainly had their ups and downs over the years. Leader/saxophonist Jay Beckenstein and his colleagues have recorded some real gems along the way, but they have also recorded their share of boring, forgettable "elevator muzak." Thankfully, there isn't an iota of "elevator muzak" to be found on Down the Wire, which is among the studio albums that captures the sort of energy and vitality Spyro Gyra are known for projecting on-stage. There are no misguided attempts to emulate Kenny G, Richard Elliot, or Najee on this 2009 release; Down the Wire is a legitimate fusion album -- accessible and melodic, but risk-taking, edgy, and faithful to jazz' improvisatory spirit.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 16 Sep 2014 07:29:06 | Comments : 1

Lissy Walker - Wonderland (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:34 min | 152 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Dogwood Records

The songs on Wonderland deal in dreams and illusions, desires fulfilled and unfulfilled, and the power of reflection and intent. Walker’s sweet, smoky, purring alto is perfectly suited to these songs of yearning. The focus is on songs from two great songwriting eras: swing tunes from the 20s/early 30s and folk ballads from the 70s. Walker’s rich vocals have a hint of restrained passion that suggest country music, but her phrasing, which dances around and before the beat, is pure jazz. Her interpretations, and the brilliance of the band, blend the two eras together, resulting in a classic, yet contemporary, vibe—a perfect hybrid.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 16 Sep 2014 07:16:20 | Comments : 0

Jo-Hannah Reynolds - Change of Plans (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:56 min | 102 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Jo-Hannah Reynolds

This is Jo-Hannah Reynolds' debut album and the collection of original songs explores everything from folk to jazz and blues to gospel to soulful pop ballad. The lyrics are reflective, pensive, and thought-provoking as she explores every facet of the human experience. Subtle and often understated, her songs are not afraid to ask questions without the need to provide the answers. Her intimate vocals pull the listener into the story. The organic live recording is a refreshing change of pace in today's musical climate.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 16 Sep 2014 03:42:31 | Comments : 0

Orchester Charles Monet - Swinging Classics
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 277 MB | Full Artwork: 35 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Intercord # INT 815.205 | Country/Year: Germany 1985
Genre: Pop, Classical, Jazz | Style: Easy Listening
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 16 Sep 2014 02:41:44 | Comments : 1

Cannonball Adderley - Alto Giant (1969) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10041
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Saxophone

Alto Giant is an exciting live album that captured the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Milan in 1969, two years after the group recorded 74 Miles Away. Cannonball's music in this period is marked by his enthusiastic embrace of funk and jazz rock. In addition to his brother Nat Adderley on trumpet, the quintet included Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. In addition to the leader's hot and exciting alto playing, what stand out are Hayes's aggressive and effective drumming and Zawinul's contributions in terms of two original compositions (the odd-meter, free jazz-oriented "Scavenger" and the funky "Walk Tall") and his solo performance of "Ballads Medley." The generosity of the leader extended to Gaskin as well, who was prominently featured on "Manha De Carnaval."
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 15 Sep 2014 23:25:24 | Comments : 1

Chano Dominguez Trio - Con Alma (2004) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 454MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

This is a rather different Chano from the one who first enthralled me with Hecho a Mano (Hand-made), his blazing flamenco/jazz mix recorded in Madrid in 1996 and released on Sunnyside a few years ago. On Con Alma he's replaced the handclaps and multilayered percussion with a traditional jazz trio, bringing on world-class band mates George Mraz and Jeff Ballard. But his roots are still very much in evidence from the first track, a dynamic take on a traditional song—my dictionary tells me "La Tatara" means "sound of a trumpet as a signal for action."