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Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 20 Oct 2014 00:28:38 | Comments : 0

Bobby Hutcherson - Happenings (1966) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81027
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Bobby Hutcherson's first quartet outing, Happenings, casts the brightest spotlight on the vibraphonist's soloing abilities, matching him once again with pianist Herbie Hancock (who is also heavily featured) and drummer Joe Chambers, plus bassist Bob Cranshaw. For that matter, the album also leans heavily on Hutcherson's compositional skills; save for Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," six of the seven numbers are Hutcherson originals.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 19 Oct 2014 20:44:44 | Comments : 0

Steve Kuhn Trio - Plays Standards (2007) {Venus Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 484MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Veteran jazz pianist Steve Kuhn has proved to be a popular artist in Japan, recording a series of CDs for the Japanese label Venus. On these 2006 sessions, Kuhn is joined by bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster, two artists who also have extensive resumes. While the CD is titled Plays Standards, Kuhn doesn't stick exclusively to well-known works. In addition to Victor Young's widely recognized "Beautiful Love" (a favorite of pianist Bill Evans), the pianist offers a seductive take of the composer's "Golden Earrings" and a lighthearted, breezy setting of "Love Letters" as well.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 19 Oct 2014 10:53:55 | Comments : 1

Louis Sclavis Quartet - Silk And Salt Melodies (2014) {ECM 2402}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Avant-Garde

Leading French clarinetist-composer-improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his Atlas Trio album Sources in 2011. The addition of Iranian classical percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, master of the zarb, has brought a new dimension to their world of sound. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions. “‘Silk and Salt’ indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case: journeying away from and back to jazz.”
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 19 Oct 2014 10:08:57 | Comments : 1

Gregg Karukas - Soul Secrets (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 70:35 min | 163 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Nightowl Records

2013 Grammy winner Gregg Karukas is back with a new collection of all-original songs featuring his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. Organic, funky, and melodic is how Gregg describes his latest, long awaited 12th solo project, Soul Secrets. Gregg's elegant grand piano and deep grooves are everywhere, and this time around he digs into his roots and also features the classic Fender Rhodes, Wurlie, Minimoog and Hammond B3 keyboards he grew up with quite a bit.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 19 Oct 2014 09:59:46 | Comments : 1

Nat Adderley - Sayin' Somethin' (1966) {JVC XRCD}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Cornetist Nat Adderley was at the peak of his powers in the mid-1960's. This Atlantic issue has four quintet numbers with tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (three also feature pianist Herbie Hancock) plus four tunes in which Nat is part of an 11-piece group. He plays quite well on such songs as "Cantaloupe Island," "Hippodelphia," "Gospellete" and even the then-current pop tune "Call Me," making this set one to search for.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 19 Oct 2014 09:54:32 | Comments : 0

Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40:45 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz, Funk, World | Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa

The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The story of the Walias band is a critical chapter in Ethiopian popular music, taking place during a period of music industry flux and political complexity in the country. Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970's with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands. They played Mergia's funk- and soul-informed tunes, while cutting 45rpm singles with various vocalists.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 19 Oct 2014 05:28:55 | Comments : 1

Sinne Eeg - The Beauty of Sadness (2012)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 50:25 | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sinne Music

”A fully mature artist who dares to take chances, and succeeds with an instinctive feeling that lends credibility to everything she does.” - Boris Rabinowitsch, Politiken (Danish national daily newspaper) Sinne Eeg released Waiting For Dawn - her second album in her own name - in August 2007, four years after the release of her debut CD Sinne Eeg. Waiting For Dawn has stirred up a great deal of enthusiasm, both among critics and the listening public, and 2007 Sinne Eeg recieved a Danish Music Award (vocal jazz album of the year) for this album. ”Not a single track seems superfluous; not one passage in a song seems lacking – which is why the album is so masterful. Immediately accessible, but at the same time so complex that new layers are constantly revealing themselves.”...
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 19 Oct 2014 05:16:52 | Comments : 1

Tuba Skinny - Owl Call Blues (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 15 Tracks | 52:57 | 122 MB
Genre: Jazz, Blues, New Orleans Jazz | Label: Tuba Skinny

Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 18 Oct 2014 22:04:14 | Comments : 0

Steve Kuhn - Baubles, Bangles And Beads (2008) {Venus Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 436MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This trio session by Steve Kuhn includes classical works and pieces adapted into pop songs decades ago. He initially studied classical music as a young man with the mother of baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff, so he is well grounded in the music. With bassist Dave Finck and Billy Drummond accompanying him, Kuhn's driving, boppish treatments of "Till the End of Time" (based upon Chopin's Polonaise No. 53) and "Stranger in Paradise" (taken from Borodin's Plovetzian Dance) sizzle with energy.
Posted By : technick | Date : 18 Oct 2014 21:14:00 | Comments : 7

Bird & Miles: The Very Best of Charlie Parker With Miles Davis (2001)
EAC: flac (tracks) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 192,73 MB
mp3 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 102,16 MB | Scans | RAR, 3 %, 50,99 MB
Label: Jazz & Tzaz | Cat №: 0009-2 | (DepositFiles + GigaPeta + NitroFlare)

Compilation, released with the music magazine "Jazz & Tzaz" (Issue 95).
Posted By : stfine | Date : 18 Oct 2014 13:42:24 | Comments : 0
Dianne Reeves - Lotos Jazz Festival, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa 2014 HDTV 1080p

Dianne Reeves - Lotos Jazz Festival, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 10.4 Kbps, 25 fps| AAC-LC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:59:44 | 4.7 GB
Vocal Jazz | Mezzo Live HD | HDTV->MP4

Vocal goddess Dianne Reeves performs at "LOTOS Jazz Festival – Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa", Klub Klimat, Poland, February 19, 2014.
Posted By : funkerman | Date : 18 Oct 2014 13:22:51 | Comments : 0

Idina Menzel - Holiday Wishes (Target Exclusive) (2014)
Pop, Vocal Jazz, Holiday | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 55:33 min | ~127 MB
Label: Warner Bros. | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2014

The official description of Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is as follows: "Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel will release a Christmas album, entitled Holiday Wishes, on October 14th on Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," as well as Joni Mitchell's Christmas-themed "River," one of Menzel's favorites. More info aboutHoliday Wishes, including the full track-listing and special guests, will be revealed soon."
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Posted By : mark70 | Date : 18 Oct 2014 07:24:16 | Comments : 0

Tony Malaby Tamarindo - Somos Agua (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55:04 min | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Clean Feed

Saxophonist Tony Malaby's Tamarindo, featuring the unerring bassist William Parker and explosive drummer Nasheet Waits explore the possibilities of the saxophone trio on Somos Agua with frequently staggering results—sort of like a very free version of the Sonny Rollins unit with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones that recorded A Night at the Village Vanguard some 57 years ago.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 18 Oct 2014 07:12:02 | Comments : 0

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass and Mandolin (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:26 min | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch releases the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer mandolinist Chris Thile. The album features 10 original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008 s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post, among others, praised, saying "Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying. "
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 17 Oct 2014 19:47:08 | Comments : 3

Dave Grusin Presents - West Side Story (1997) {Encoded Music}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Post-Bop

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of West Side Story on Broadway, Dave Grusin revived the score, giving its ten themes fresh arrangements that keep the original melodies in mind but add a stronger dose of jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms to the music. For the most rewarding recording of this music since Stan Kenton's powerful renditions of the early 1960s, Grusin utilized an all-star big band with strings. Among the key soloists are trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, Bill Evans, Michael Brecker on tenor, baritonist Ronnie Cuber and flutist Dave Valentin (who is featured on a purposely cute rendition of "I Feel Pretty") plus the pianist/leader, who clearly loves the music. In addition, one song apiece features vocalists Jonathan Butler ("Maria"), Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada.