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Luis Perdomo with Drew Gress and Jack DeJohnette - Universal Mind (2010)

Posted By: Designol
Luis Perdomo with Drew Gress and Jack DeJohnette - Universal Mind (2010)

Luis Perdomo with Drew Gress and Jack DeJohnette - Universal Mind (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 446 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: RKM | # KRM-CD-1164 | Time: 01:13:23

While pianist Luis Perdomo has earned plenty of praise for his work in Latin jazz settings with different artists such as percussionist Ray Barretto and saxophonist Miguel Zenon, classifying him as a "Latin jazz pianist" would be a mistake. Perdomo may earn his daily bread playing piano with many Latin luminaries and legends-to-be, but his work with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and his own albums place him at the vanguard of modern jazz, in all of its expansive and inclusive glory. Universal Mind is the Venezuelan-born pianist's fourth release as a leader, but it marks the debut of this compelling trio. Bassist Drew Gress and Perdomo built a chemistry and musical bond through their shared experiences in Coltrane's outfit, but the real story here is the connection between Perdomo and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The two push, prod and propel one another to great heights, while creating music that's thought-provoking, powerful, and unique.

Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}

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Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}

Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 289 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Genre: jazz

Skylark is a 1974 album by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond with a bit of help from Gabor Szabo, along with Ron Carter, Ralph MacDonald, Jack DeJohnette, Bob James and others. This is the 2003 remaster released by CTI/Epic Legacy.

Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Standards | Label: ECM | # ECM 1467, 177 6230 | 01:07:55

This is the Keith Jarrett Trio's – featuring bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette – elegy for their former employer Miles Davis, recorded only 13 days after the maestro's death. The lonely figure in shadow with a horn on the cover contrasts with the joyous spirit of many of the tracks on this CD, yet there is still a ghostly presence to deal with – and in keeping with Miles' credo, Jarrett's choice of notes is often more purposefully spare than usual. There is symmetry in the organization of the album, with "Bye Bye Blackbird" opening and the trio's equally jaunty "Blackbird, Bye Bye" closing the album, and the interior tracks immediately following the former and preceding the latter are "You Won't Forget Me" and "I Thought About You." The centerpiece of the CD is an 18-and-a-half-minute group improvisation, "For Miles," which after some DeJohnette tumbling around becomes a dirge sometimes reminiscent of Miles' own elegy for Duke Ellington, "He Loved Him Madly." As an immediate response to a traumatic event, Jarrett and his colleagues strike the right emotional balance to create one of their more meaningful albums.