Vlatko Stefanovski - Seir (2014) {Croatia Records}

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Vlatko Stefanovski - Seir (2014) {Croatia Records}

Vlatko Stefanovski - Seir (2014) {Croatia Records}
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Genre: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock

Vlatko Stefanovski was born in 1957 in Prilep / Macedonia in a theatrical family. He started playing guitar at the age of 13. In his late teens he formed the group LEB I SOL which became one of the most important names in the music scene of former Yugoslavia. LEB I SOL had released 14 albums and had toured around the world. Since the mid- nineties Stefanovski has developed a very successful solo career. He has recorded remarkable solo releases, like Cowboys & Indians, Sarajevo, Vlatko Stefanovski trio, Kula od karti, Thunder from the blue sky etc. The collaboration with Miroslav Tadic, on the albums Krushevo, Treta majka, Live in Belgrade, and Live in Zagreb put a new light on Vlatko’s acoustic guitar work, and his further exploration of the Macedonian traditional music.

Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016) {ECM 2469} [Repost]

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Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016) {ECM 2469} [Repost]

Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016) {ECM 2469}
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Genre: Jazz

Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen has been a strong and supportive presence on a dozen ECM sessions to date. With Rubicon he steps forward to present his own music, with an international cast. The album features compositions originally written in response to a commission from the Vossajazz Festival. All About Jazz reviewed the premiere performance: "Rubicon proved to be a very dynamic work. Eilertsen ensured that each of the instrumentalists took their share of the spotlight, brought together combinations of players that emphasized tonal variation, and created ensemble sections bursting with life." After fine-tuning the material on tour, Mats brought his septet to Oslo's Rainbow Studio, where Manfred Eicher produced this definitive version of Rubicon in May 2015.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

He's Coming captures Roy Ayers at the absolute top of his game, masterminding jazz-funk grooves as taut as a tightrope. Profoundly inspired by the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar (and including a reading of the soundtrack's "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), the album is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, celebrating the life and rebirth of Jesus with "He's a Superstar" and its follow-up title cut before delivering the equally impassioned political manifesto "Ain't Got Time to Be Tired," a wake-up call for slumbering revolutionaries. Aided by an exemplary backing unit featuring saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Billy Cobham, Ayers channels the intensity of his message into his music, creating the most vibrant and textured music of his career to date.

Bobby Lyle Trio - Night Breeze (1992) {Evidence}

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Bobby Lyle Trio - Night Breeze (1992) {Evidence}

Bobby Lyle Trio - Night Breeze (1992) {Evidence}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Although he is better known for fusion and pop sessions, pianist Bobby Lyle is a competent instrumentalist on mainstream and bebop fare. He handles the melodies well and improvises effectively throughout this '85 set. While he will never be McCoy Tyner or Herbie Hancock, Lyle demonstrates a more varied approach and harmonic creativity than on any of his more commercial dates. But this date's instrumental star is bassist Stanley Clarke; whether it is his rippling accompaniment or his full, huge solos, Clarke justifies his reputation.

Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}

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Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}

Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Undeniably Zachary Breaux's best album, Groovin' finds the guitarist performing live at Ronnie Scott's Club – a London venue that many British jazz fans consider England's equivalent of New York's Village Vanguard. Some of Breaux's studio material was smothered by excessive production and didn't fully demonstrate what a talented soloist he was, but on these soul-jazz, post-bop, and pop-jazz performances, he isn't worried about fitting into oppressive commercial radio formats. So the improviser is free to stretch out and say what he needs to on material that ranges from John Coltrane's "Impressions" (which gets a funky, hip-hop-ish makeover) and Ben Tucker's "Coming Home Baby" to originals like the mellow "Lagos" and the blues number "Alice."

Al Green – The Belle Album (1977) {Capitol}

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Al Green – The Belle Album (1977) {Capitol}

Al Green – The Belle Album (1977) {Capitol}
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Genre: Soul

Al Green severed his ties with longtime producer Willie Mitchell in 1977, establishing his own backup band and seizing the production reins. But he hadn't yet made the final break with soul; this was the last secular work he would make for many years, and it was brilliant, even though it didn't come close to equaling his previous commercial heights. In retrospect, many just didn't understand where he was going, while others were turned off by the blurred lyrical focus of songs like "Belle." But "I Feel Good" had as much danceable energy and soulful fire as any Green up-tempo tune, and "Lovin' You" and "Dream" were sorely underrated compositions.

Al Green - Green Is Blues (1970) {Hi Records}

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Al Green - Green Is Blues (1970) {Hi Records}

Al Green - Green Is Blues (1970) {Hi Records}
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Genre: Soul

The first album linking the soul-singing greatness of Al Green with the production brilliance and expertise of Willie Mitchell. The results were mutually beneficial; Green got the great production, arrangements, and backing from the Hi Rhythm section that often turned good songs into classics, and he sang with the conviction and talent that provided the final component in an artistically and commercially satisfying union.

Count Basie - On The Beatles (2011) {Phoenix}

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Count Basie - On The Beatles (2011) {Phoenix}

Count Basie - On The Beatles (2011) {Phoenix}
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Genre: Big Band

Basie on the Beatles is an album by pianist and bandleader Count Basie featuring performances recorded in late 1969 and released on the short-lived Happy Tiger label. It was Basie's second album of Beatles' compositions following 1966's Basie's Beatle Bag and featured liner notes by Ringo Starr.

Sebastien Texier, Christophe Marguet 4TET - For Travellers Only (2018) {Cristal Groupe}

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Sebastien Texier, Christophe Marguet 4TET - For Travellers Only (2018) {Cristal Groupe}

Sebastien Texier, Christophe Marguet 4TET - For Travellers Only (2018) {Cristal Groupe}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Il nous aura fallu attendre 25 années de travail en commun pour que nous nous décidions à fonder ce quartet et réunir nos deux univers respectifs. Il n’est jamais simple de rassembler des musiciens pour un nouvel orchestre, mais dès les premières notes jouées ensemble, la musique qui se dégageait du groupe nous est apparue comme une évidence, belle, puissante, l’aventure était possible…

Pulsar Trio - Zoo Of Songs (2018) {T3 Records}

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Pulsar Trio - Zoo Of Songs (2018) {T3 Records}

Pulsar Trio - Zoo Of Songs (2018) {T3 Records}
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Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

The Pulsar Trio has once again created a very fine, highly playful and consistently entertaining ethno-jazz album, "Zoo of Songs". Musically grown even closer together and precise as a clockwork, the new pieces present themselves with organic-stringent texture and some new timbres in the familiar Pulsar Trio robe. A few of the pieces are inspired by the work on the dance play "Flugmodus" with the dancers of the Laura Heinecke Company.

Joe Beck & David Sanborn - Beck & Sanborn (1975) {Epic}

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Joe Beck & David Sanborn - Beck & Sanborn (1975) {Epic}

Joe Beck & David Sanborn - Beck & Sanborn (1975) {Epic}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Popular crossover smash session linking two instrumental pop stars for a 1975 album. Beck played in a slick, light style, while Sanborn, although restrained, would occasionally slip in a hot blues lick or a fluid alto solo.

Orlando Cachaito Lopez - Cachaito (2001) {World Circuit}

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Orlando Cachaito Lopez - Cachaito (2001) {World Circuit}

Orlando Cachaito Lopez - Cachaito (2001) {World Circuit}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion, Son

Buena Vista Social Club bassist Orlando Cachaito Lopez busts out of the senior activity center with an out-there release worthy of a youngster that draws on five decades of professional cool. Instead of trying to compress the history of Cuban dance music, Cachaito elongates it into a shape-shifting amoeba that can swallow and absorb almost any influence. On "Redencion," reggae-inflected electric organ jabs throw open the door to dub effects. Massed charanga violins stutter and echo as the bottom drops in and out of the mix. The project gets a jolt from figures not usually associated with Cuban music, like Jamaican organist Bigga Morrison, French DJ Dee Nasty, South African flugelhornist Hugh Masekela, and saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis of James Brown Revue fame.

Jack DeJohnette ‎– Time & Space (1973) {Art Union ‎Japan}

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Jack DeJohnette ‎– Time & Space (1973) {Art Union ‎Japan}

Jack DeJohnette ‎– Time & Space (1973) {Art Union ‎Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

At his best, Jack DeJohnette is one of the most consistently inventive jazz percussionists extant. DeJohnette's style is wide-ranging, yet while capable of playing convincingly in any modern idiom, he always maintains a well-defined voice. DeJohnette has a remarkably fluid relationship to pulse. His timing is excellent; even as he pushes, pulls, and generally obscures the beat beyond recognition, a powerful sense of swing is ever-present. His tonal palette is huge as well; no drummer pays closer attention to the sounds that come out of his kit than DeJohnette. He possesses a comprehensive musicality rare among jazz drummers.

Julien Lourau - And The Groove Retrievers (2017) {2birds1stone}

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Julien Lourau - And The Groove Retrievers (2017) {2birds1stone}

Julien Lourau - And The Groove Retrievers (2017) {2birds1stone}
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Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk

A wink in the title to the famous Groove Gang but a project and an entirely original cast: an international combo of 9 musicians and the French-Haitian Mélissa Laveaux invited to the voice. From groove to funk or Cuban but also from first class brass (Antoine Berjeaut, Céline Bonacina) and Jasser Youssef's violin, which recalls the genesis of this project: the creation of the music of the film "My Revolution" dedicated to the jasmine revolution.

Pierre De Bethmann - Shifters (2018) {ALEA}

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Pierre De Bethmann - Shifters (2018) {ALEA}

Pierre De Bethmann - Shifters (2018) {ALEA}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Besides his constant dedication for acoustic sound with his Trio and the Medium Ensemble, Pierre de Bethmann had the idea of a larger type of 4tet. Starting on very simple melodic ideas, the pianist / keyboardist / vocalist / whistler called one of his most talented keyboard mates and an amazing rhythmic pair, to develop things in layers, and make smart use of multi types of harmonic and rhythmic combinations. From hard groove to softer moments, the SHIFTERS offer a wide range of atmosphere, likely to evoke a world in permanent motion and reconstruction.