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Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: ACT | # 9492-2 | Time: 00:53:10

Helge Sunde is a 44-year-old Norwegian trombonist and composer who often works with jazz/classical composer Geir Lysne, sounds as if he checks out Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Carla Bley, and British jazz and TV composer Colin Towns – and who has produced a cracker of a contemporary big-band album with this set. Sunde's Denada ensemble has produced powerful work before, but the balance of moods, melodic variety and arranging ingenuity on Finding Nymo (the sax-playing Nymo brothers Frode and Atle are star soloists) ought to raise his standing outside continental Europe. He throws listeners off the big-band scent with the eerie vocoder whispers at the start, but busy phrase-swapping between the horns, and arrhythmic ensemble riffs with solo-sax wails rising out of them introduce a Django Bates feel. When In Rome is a hooting, swaggering theme with revving engines and street noise, Valse Triste starts like a funeral lament and turns into a demonically waltzing dance, and the title track begins as tentative, sputtery improv, then coalesces into a melody. Guests Olka Konkova (piano) and Marilyn Mazur add flourishes to an already formidable set.

Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}

Posted By: tiburon
Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}

Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

The youthful old jazz master has a new dream team: clear, with buckets of soul and unconfined joy, solidly grounded in the groove, this trio has a way of going straight to the heart of the matter.

Lars Danielsson - Melange Bleu (2006) {ACT}

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Lars Danielsson - Melange Bleu (2006) {ACT}

Lars Danielsson - Melange Bleu (2006) {ACT}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 387MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 163MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Lars Danielsson ACT-debut “Libera me“ (ACTSACD 9800-2) left no doubts about his creative versatility. And yet: the bass player, cellist and composer continues to surprise. His latest ACT-release “Mélange Bleu” (ACT 9604-2) shows up a completely new dimension to this musician with enormous potential. Danielsson has surrounded himself with partners like pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer und guitarist Eivind Aarset, all of them specialists for mood music that often develops in before a backdrop of ambient inspired sounds, samples and programmed beats.

Muriel Zoe - Neon Blue (2005)

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Muriel Zoe - Neon Blue (2005)

Muriel Zoe - Neon Blue (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 307 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 121 MB | 47:36
Genre: Classical | Label: ACT Music

Muriel Zoe’s debut album on ACT Red and Blue (ACT 9416-2) caused quite a sensation throughout Germany when it was released one and a half years ago. "A debut that reverberates throughout the land" wrote the Hamburger Morgenpost accurately summarising the reaction of press and public. Another of Germany’s major daily newspapers, the WAZ, called the album "one of the most significant recent releases".Muriel Zoe was born in 1969 in the German city of Ludwigshafen and spent a part of her education at an English boarding school in South India.

Solveig Slettahjell - Pixiedust (2005)

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Solveig Slettahjell - Pixiedust (2005)

Solveig Slettahjell - Pixiedust (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 250 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 114 MB | 44:50
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Act Music

Cool Norway seems to be the most efficient hothouse for new talents in Europe in recent years. Vocalist Solveig Slettahjell is by no means a new talent, but only now is her third solo disc, with her Slow Motion Quintet, being distributed outside of Norway. Slettahjell was a student of renowned Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen, with whom she collaborated recently in Jon Balke's Batagraf ensemble (Statements, ECM, 2005). She recorded with the experimental all-female vocal quartet Kvitretten, with jazz singers Eldbjørg Raknes, Kristin Asbjörnsen and Tone Åse, and teaches jazz singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music.