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Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 24 Oct 2014 18:03:03 | Comments : 0

Julie Black - Follow The Muse (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 13 Tracks | 42:57 | 101 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul, Funk | Label: Boja Records

Celebrated Blues/Soul/Jazz songwriter, vocalist and recording artist Julie Black has a new album being released under the BOJA Records label (owned by music veteran Bob Langford) on October 15, 2014. The eagerly anticipated new album entitled “Follow the Muse” contains thirteen original songs written by Black, and all original artwork...
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 23 Oct 2014 22:07:41 | Comments : 0

Dave Grusin - The Orchestral Album (1994) {GRP 97972}
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Genre: Classical, Jazz, Fusion

The selections included in this collection were chosen for the various uses of the orchestra: Cuba Libre, The Santa Clara Suite, The Suite From the Milagro Beanfield War, The Heart is A Lonely Hunter, and Condor, are all versions of movie themes, stretching over the last thirty years; Summer Sketches was commissioned and recorded live in 1982 at the Budokan in Tokyo; and the Three Cowboy Songs have been orchestrated, up-dated and recorded for this project. The Porgy & Bess Medley is included as an orchestral homage to the Gershwin talents.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 23 Oct 2014 20:49:08 | Comments : 0

Night Ark - Moments (1988) {Novus}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Night Ark is a group that draws from so many fields of music it proves difficult to label. Many (but not all) of the instruments featured on this release originated in the Middle East; leader Ara Dinkjian's specialty is the oud, but he also occasionally plays guitar and piano, along with the less-familiar canoon and cumbus. The music includes exotic originals by the group, each of which merits repeated listening. The most accessible cuts will include a relatively straightforward but imaginative treatment of Carole King's pop hit "You've Got a Friend" and a captivating arrangement of the old standard "Over the Rainbow," which is highlighted by Dinkjian's sterling improvised solo introduction on oud. Long out of print, this CD is worth acquiring, though it is far too sophisticated to be labeled new age, which is the section where it is likely to be found.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 22 Oct 2014 09:32:15 | Comments : 0

Mark Egan - Truth Be Told (2010)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 140 MB
Label: Wavetone Records | Rel: 2010

Mark Egan has a new band and a new CD project, Truth Be Told. The band includes long-time Egan colleagues Bill Evans (sax), Mitch Forman (keys) and Roger Squitero (percussion), with Vinnie Colaiuta joining the group on drums. Egan, known for his fretless bass work, dating back to his time with the Pat Metheny Group (1977-1980), says the groove-oriented new album represents another aspect of his playing. I wanted to record more groove-oriented music with a progressive edge. I wrote with him in mind, creating some rhythmic vamps at the end of certain pieces that Vinnie could really stretch over. And he just killed it.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 22 Oct 2014 00:59:56 | Comments : 0

Soft Machine Legacy - Live Adventures (2009) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
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© 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD-4266
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam." On their rousing new live disc for MoonJune (recorded during the European tour in October of 2009), Live Adventures, Soft Machine Legacy covers more vintage Soft Machine repertoire than on any of their previous releases. Creating fresh arrangements and new instrumentations like only they could, SML reinvigorates this classic songlist -- giving the tunes intriguing new dimensions, different textures, and decorating them with expansive, protean improvisations of the highest order.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 21 Oct 2014 21:28:34 | Comments : 0

Bill Frisell - With Dave Holland And Elvin Jones (2001) {Nonesuch}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The mere fact that legendary drummer, Elvin Jones, and bassist Dave Holland are backing guitarist, Bill Frisell makes for an interesting proposition. However, those familiar with Jones and Holland should be aware of their respective faculties as artists who have performed with the creme de al creme of jazz, as their resumes and legacies are well documented. With this release, the rhythm sections' charter is seemingly fabricated upon delving into the leader's musical mindset, and highly individualistic style.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 21 Oct 2014 18:30:33 | Comments : 0

George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Deja Vu is 2010's bookend to 2008's Dukey Treats. That record explored George Duke's funk roots and channeled everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to P-Funk, artists who inspired his own successful run of funk outings. Deja Vu revisits Duke's love of electric funky jazz. Here he recalls some of the production and musical techniques he employed in the '70s. Along with playing a load of synths (mono and analog), Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, clavinet, acoustic piano, and even miniMoog bass are in abundance, too. The production is pure retro; compared to the contemporary jazz recordings of the 21st century, Deja Vu sounds almost organic.
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Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 21 Oct 2014 12:50:01 | Comments : 2

Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish (1984) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10544/45
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Of all of Frank Zappa's discography, Thing-Fish must be his most controversial, misunderstood, overlooked album. Obviously, it is not a masterpiece, but reducing it to a compilation album with a racist plot distorts the reality. First released as a three-LP set (and reissued on two CDs), this album is the "original cast recording" of a never-produced Broadway show. Working-class joes have been mutated into potato-headed, duck-mouthed creatures by a government experiment gone wrong. They put up a Broadway musical in which reality and fiction become one for two members of the audience.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 21 Oct 2014 03:43:22 | Comments : 0

D'Alma - D'Alma (A Quem Interessar Possa)
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in-akustik "compact disc reference edition" # inak 8620 CD | Germany 1979, 1986
Genre: Jazz | Style: Contemporary Jazz, Brasil Jazz
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 20 Oct 2014 11:25:04 | Comments : 0

Various Artists - Produced by George Martin: 50 Years In Recording (2001) [6CD BoxSet] {EMI Records}
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© 2001 EMI Records | 07243 532631 2 6
Rock / Jazz / Pop / Fusion / Folk Rock / British Invasion

George Martin is one of the world's most famous record producers and yet, despite a long and varied career, he is most celebrated for his era-defining work with the Beatles. The six-CD box set Produced By George Martin commemorates his 50 years behind the desk. The discs are in chronological order and loosely themed--early years, comedy recordings, 60s hits, orchestral, etc. While generally presented in a chronological fashion, each disc is likewise aptly subtitled. Disc one -- "Crazy Rhythms" -- features pre-rock & roll big band ("High Society"), skiffle ("Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O"), and dance music ("Scottish Polka" and "Saturday Jump"). In addition, there are tracks from other well-known yet rarely heard artists such as Jimmy Shand ("Bluebell Polka") and Rolf Harris ("Sun Arise"). The "Transports of Delight" on disc two highlight spoken-word and comedy sides produced by Martin in the '50s and '60s.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 16 Oct 2014 13:58:57 | Comments : 0

Omar Hakim - We Are One (2014) {Ozmosis}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Hakim is again having a great time on We Are One, his first solo album in 14 years, as he does a deep-dive into his long and varied history as a supporting player for acts as diverse as Madonna, Dire Straits, Sting, David Bowie and Miles Davis to craft an album that doesn't neatly fit into a single category. Hakim isn't as much about meeting expectations as he is making music that comes across as honest and sincere without a trace of calculation or catering to trends.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 16 Oct 2014 12:41:26 | Comments : 1

Eliane Elias Trio - Live at the Munich Philharmonic (2003) Repost
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 868 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: TDK | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 Jun 2003 | Runtime: 65 min. | 4,33 GB (DVD5)

Pianist/singer/songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. This live recording need not fear comparison with the studio recordings - despite the greater number of stars involved in their production - as the depth of knowledge of the material acquired over a long period of time and the live atmosphere inspire this recording.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 15 Oct 2014 20:38:36 | Comments : 0

Oregon - Roots In The Sky (1979) {Electra}
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Genre: World Fusion

A 1992 CD reissue of their 1979 album, among their only releases ever issued by a major label. It was characteristically free-wheeling and eclectic, with long stretches of classical, Asian, African, and jazz coming together, and the group mixing structured ensemble work with surging free solos.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 15 Oct 2014 14:55:26 | Comments : 0

Michael Brecker - Steps Ahead In Copenhagen (2008)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Ais / Standing Oh!vation | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 Mar 2008 | Runtime: 86 min. | 3,50 GB (DVD5)

This is a very special performance by one of the most popular jazz groups of the early 1980’s. Taped amidst the works of Rodin,Thorvaldsen and countless Roman sculptures, the band plays in the atrium of this world famous sculpture museum - the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. It was a comfortable, inspiring location for the musicians and the tracks were personally mixed by the band leader Mike Mainieri.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 14 Oct 2014 21:20:29 | Comments : 1

Mark Egan - As We Speak (2007) [2CDs] {Wavetone}
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Genre: Fusion

Atmospheric and serpentine, the two-disc As We Speak finds electric fretless bassist Mark Egan leading his trio through a series of enigmatic and propulsive original songs. An acolyte of the late great bassist Jaco Pastorious, Egan has a lithe touch on his instrument, and tracks such as the leadoff "Spirals" evince a hypnotic, fusion-esque aesthetic. Joining Egan here are the equally superb jazz giants guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Danny Gottlieb. These are three technical dynamos as well as artists sensitive to creative group interplay.