Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020) {Sony}

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Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020) {Sony}

Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020) {Sony}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front+Back | 372MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Trumpeter and singer Till Brönner and legendary keyboardist/pianist Bob James met at the equally famous “La Fabrique” studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, close to Marseille, in September 2019 to record “On Vacation” (Sony Music), an album of music that is supposed to get you to the places you want to go to for a holiday. And thus, the album closes with a very relaxed and easy-going version of “Basin Street Blues”, less bluesy, more swinging. And it opens with an equally sophisticated version of the Buddy Johnson classic “Save Your Love For Me”, with Till on flugelhorn and Bob’s signature touch on the piano where you think his hands only vaguely touch the keys. Harvey Mason‘s drum work complements softly, and a lyrical bass by Christian von Kaphengst adds to the elegance.

Paolo Fresu - Tempo Di Chet (2018) {Tuk Music}

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Paolo Fresu - Tempo Di Chet (2018) {Tuk Music}

Paolo Fresu - Tempo Di Chet (2018) {Tuk Music}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 400MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Paolo, Marco and Dino celebrate the myth of Chet Baker with original tunes and some of his favorite standards. "Tempo Di Chet" is also and especially the intimate and delicate soundtrack of a play dedicated to the legendary Chet Baker.

Billy Cobham - Ayajala Live (2015) {Hi-Hat}

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Billy Cobham - Ayajala Live (2015) {Hi-Hat}

Billy Cobham - Ayajala Live (2015) {Hi-Hat}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 396MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Unreleased live broadcast from master drummer (Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra) recorded Chicago Illinois, March 4th 1978.

Billy Cobham - Reflected Journey (2015) {Purple Pyramid}

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Billy Cobham - Reflected Journey (2015) {Purple Pyramid}

Billy Cobham - Reflected Journey (2015) {Purple Pyramid}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 240MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The second part of Cobham's brilliant 1992 live performance in Tokyo with bassist Ira Coleman and pianist Joe Chindamo. Drummers and jazz aficionados worldwide will not want to miss these breathtaking performances by the man many call the greatest drummer of all-time!

Billy Cobham - Mirror's Image (2015) {Purple Pyramid}

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Billy Cobham - Mirror's Image (2015) {Purple Pyramid}

Billy Cobham - Mirror's Image (2015) {Purple Pyramid}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 382MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 169MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

World class fusion drummer, and one of the most celebrated modern jazz musicians of all-time, presents this phenomenal live album recorded in Tokyo 1992! This incredible show finds Cobham working his percussive magic in a trio with bassist Ira Coleman and keyboardist Joe Chindamo!

Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}

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Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}

Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}
EAC 0.95b2 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

A culmination of influences from an illustrious career spanning 25-plus years, Departure is the latest studio recording from pianist Dan Siegel. He brilliantly blends his melodic and rhythmic pop sensibilities with his traditional jazz roots and offers up an amazing acoustic vision of original compositions. This CD is graceful, noble, and reflective, since it transcends categorization as it speaks to earlier times of adult instrumental acoustic music with classic themes that were influenced by the song, its melodies, and its virtuosic musicians.

Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}

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Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}

Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 349MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara dazzled the jazz world with her 2003 debut, Another Mind. Its mash of keyboard pyrotechnics and range of compositional styles was multiplied exponentially by her irrepressible energy. On that set she used variously sized ensembles to articulate her compositions. On Brain, Hiromi strips it back to a trio and offers a more intimate look at her wide musical universe, utilizing drummer Martin Valihora, bassist Tony Grey (both fellow Berklee College of Music alums), and alternately bassist Anthony Jackson.

Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}

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Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}

Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 388MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

With the release of Spiral, the award-winning pianist/composer Hiromi Uehara stands at the threshold of limitless possibility. Her third trio recording in as many years finds her in the familiar company of drummer Martin Valihora and bass player Tony Grey, but the CD itself goes beyond expectations. It features all original compositions, including the 28-minute"Music for a Three-Piece Orchestra," a suite of four tracks – "Open Door/Tuning/Prologue," "Dejа Vu," "Reverse," and "Edge" – that spotlight Hiromi's formidable technique and impressive compositional skills. The suite was inspired by Hiromi's desire to expand the sound of her trio into orchestral spaces and to give her listeners an intense listening experience. By contrast, the highly energetic "Return of Kung-Fu World Champion" captures the essence of the trio in a smaller, jazz-rock fusion format that kicks with the same excitement as a martial arts tournament.

MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}

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MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}

MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 518MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 183MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

While the heart of jazz fusion may live in sunny California, USA, it is strengthened by impulses from all over the world. For 15 years and counting, lots of those have been emanating from Bremen, Germany. This city, located on the river Weser, is the birthplace and home of musician/composer Michael "MSM" Schmidt. In his day job, Schmidt works at a large insurance firm. At night, he is a passionate music composer whose works regularly make a splash in the US jazz-rock scene. His latest album - his fifth production - is entitled "Utopia"

Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

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Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco

Carles Benavent is a phenomenal musician, composer and arranger. His music is like movie soundtracks in terms of colours but in a song format. Perfect bass playing with passion and technique at the top!

Nils Landgren - Ballads (1999) {ACT}

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Nils Landgren - Ballads (1999) {ACT}

Nils Landgren - Ballads (1999) {ACT}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 358MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop

For those familiar with trombonist Nils Landgren and his Funk Unit, a band whose music is rooted in the fertile soil of Afro-American rhythm and blues and jazz, Ballads may come as a bit of a surprise, albeit a very pleasurable one. After two decades of working with some of the best players in jazz, funk, and soul jazz trombonist Nils Landgren has earned his reputation as one of the most expressive, forceful players on the international scene. His work with Thad Jones’ legendary big band as lead trombonist, and in combo settings with Jones in the early 80s certified his status as one of the leading jazz trombonists on the European scene.

Faithless - All Blessed (2020) {BMG}

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Faithless - All Blessed (2020) {BMG}

Faithless - All Blessed (2020) {BMG}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 0 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 434MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Electronic, Dance, House

There are few dance acts with the longevity like Faithless. Ever since they broke out in the mid-1990s with “Insomnia” and their debut album Reverence, the group has become one of the most important British musical acts of the past three decades. Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo all have their own successful solo careers, but together they are a cultural force that not only seeks to make people dance, but also tackles war, government oppression and racism. They released their last album The Dance in 2010 and that was supposed to be the end of the group, but just as 2020 has given all sorts of twists in horrible ways, it has given us a gift in a different form – a new Faithless album out today titled All Blessed.

Moutin Reunion Quartet - Red Moon (2003) {Nocturne}

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Moutin Reunion Quartet - Red Moon (2003) {Nocturne}

Moutin Reunion Quartet - Red Moon (2003) {Nocturne}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Avant-garde music is not my cup of tea: I usually find it dark and formless, and the more "out" it goes, the faster I turn it off. But when I heard the opening track here, a bass and drum derangement of "La Mer," I was struck by how playful it could be. Same thing for the next and title track, a driving funk/Latin mix, where pianist Baptiste Trotignon and saxophonist Rick Margitza join the party, contributing to the genial celebration. I was surprised that I could not only follow the journey, but enjoy it as well. Either my ears have grown after a decade of reviewing, or these guys have produced something special. Perhaps both.

Richard Elliot - Lip Service (2014) {Heads Up}

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Richard Elliot - Lip Service (2014) {Heads Up}

Richard Elliot - Lip Service (2014) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 271MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

With Lip Service, Richard Elliot has come full circle as one of the reigning merchants of Soul Jazz and cementing his role as one of the great contemporary sax players in the world. While working on Summer Horns in 2013, he had the opportunity to revisit his roots as one of the founding members of Tower of Power by performing "So Very Hard To Go" and working alongside arranger Greg Adams again. This led to Greg Adams arrangement for the GRAMMY-nominated "Shining Star" on Lip Service.

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

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Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Post-Bop

With many jazz musicians looking for new musical directions, new ways to express their ideas, every once in a while an album comes along to show that there’s still plenty of life in the older musical ideas. There is still room for creativity in the tried and true. Bop, an album from keyboardist Jeff Lorber, guitarist Chuck Loeb, and an all-star supporting cast including Everette Harp (tenor sax), Harvey Mason (drums), Brian Bromberg (bass), Rick Braun (trumpet/trombone), and Till Brönner (as well as a number of guest artists), is the pudding that proves the point.