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Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020)

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Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020)

Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 257 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:49:20
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ACT Music

"Life never goes in a straight line. Our world is full of surprises. Things we have known forever can change before our very eyes. So the challenge is to keep level-headed, to ensure that our lives stay in balance on the personal, the social and the political level.”

Tubis Trio - The Truth (2017)

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Tubis Trio - The Truth (2017)

Tubis Trio - The Truth (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:55:16 | 316 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Challenge Records

Tubis Trio is a Poland-based trio featuring Maciej Tubis (piano), Paweł Puszczało (double bass) and Przemysław Pacan (drums). After the release of a album recorded Live in 2009, Live in Luxembourg, Tubis Trio is back with a beautiful album. The Truth is their debut on Challenge Records as well as their first studio album. The record brings us easy listening jazz music which may appeal to a broad audience. The Truth features 10 gems all written by the gifted pianist and band leader Maciej Tubis.

Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Abrazo (2020)

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Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Abrazo (2020)

Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Abrazo (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Artwork included | 00:52:12
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ACT Music

Abrazo. Embrace. A close dance perhaps, but also with the hint of a friendly tussle. Could there be a more fitting metaphor for the duo of accordionist Vincent Peirani and soprano saxophonist Émile Parisien? "It's like a marriage," says Peirani. "In the beginning everything’s just great, wonderful, paradise. But of course, after a while, it also becomes challenging, which is quite normal. "Right now, we're just massively happy playing together." There can be very few musicians who have got to know each other as well as Peirani and Parisien have. They have clocked up well over 1000 concerts together in the past decade, of which more than 600 have been as a duo. They first met in 2012 as members of drummer Daniel Humair’s quartet, and their very first appearance as a duo was an impromptu late-night club set while touring in Korea. "Une ca-ta-strophe! An unmitigated disaster".

Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (2017)

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Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (2017)

Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:56:37 | 648 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Blue Note Records

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests. Now with his bold new double-album A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard, Akinmusire reached a new pinnacle as he and his quartet - Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass) & Justin Brown (drums) - join a distinguished strata of jazz artists who've made live recordings in the hallowed New York City venue.

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011) [Re-Up]

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Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011) [Re-Up]

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)
with Anders Jormin, Arve Henriksen, Markku Ounaskari and Trygve Seim

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2210, 2762036 | Time: 00:54:13
Nordic Folk, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative

From Norwegian folk singer and harpist Sinikka Langeland comes a seductively subtle contemporary jazz album. The lyrics are all Norwegian or Swedish (the sleeve notes have translations), and celebrate the poetry of Edith Södergran and Olav Håkonson Hauge – the first a shortlived pioneer of modern Swedish poetry, the second the Norwegian "lumberjack poet" who came to the art in his 40s. Langeland's band brings together trumpet-player Arve Henriksen and saxophonist/composer Trygve Seim, and it's a magical combination. Despite a predominant feeling of tranquillity, the singer sometimes adds an almost Nina Simone-like bite, for which Seim's smoky sound, Henriksen's ghostly multiphonics and Anders Jormin's bass are ideal foils. The mood is often broken by grooves that suggest some strange fjord-village cabaret music, or episodes that are like Nordic Miles Davis. It's a real one-off.

Josephine Davies - Satori: How Can We Wake? (feat. Dave Whitford & James Maddren) (2020)

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Josephine Davies - Satori: How Can We Wake? (feat. Dave Whitford & James Maddren) (2020)

Josephine Davies - Satori: How Can We Wake? (feat. Dave Whitford & James Maddren) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 254 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | 00:49:58
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Spiritual Jazz | Label: Whirlwind Recordings

Josephine Davies continues to assert her unique presence across the crowded landscape of international jazz with the latest release from the acclaimed trio project that she has been developing since 2016 under the name of Satori. This latest iteration reunites her with two of the UK’s most uncategorisable talents: both Dave Whitford on bass and James Maddren on drums combine a fearsome level of accomplishment with a fearless appetite for improvisation that makes them the perfect partners in this venture.

Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

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Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin; Todd Wilson, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern Creative | Label: Naxos | # 8.559739 | 01:09:19

Terry Riley’s name will always be associated with his breakthrough work In C, but his influence on modern music has stretched far beyond minimalism. Both of the works on this recording reveal Riley’s spirit of exploration and his close collaboration with remarkable musicians. Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, The Palmian Chord Ryddle is a kind of musical autobiography in which electric violin pioneer Tracy Silverman’s “one-man string quartet” sets the pace for the sparse, translucent orchestration. At the Royal Majestic is another recent example of Riley’s work with a symphony orchestra and a virtuosic soloist, in this case organist Todd Wilson. Its title refers to “the mighty Wurlitzer housed in grand movie palaces,” and the music draws on a wide variety of genres including gospel, ragtime, Baroque chorales, and boogie.

Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)

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Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)

Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:11
Post-Bop, Modern Creative, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 35986 4

Viva Caruso is easily one of tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano's most ambitious and enjoyable recordings. Much like Terence Blanchard's Jazz in Film or Uri Caine's Urlicht/Primal Light, Viva Caruso finds the reedman adapting orchestral melodies and harmonies to a jazz format. Inspired after reading a biography about Italian tenor and opera legend Enrico Caruso, Lovano spent most of 2000 through 2001 researching Caruso's music and developing this project. There is a progressive, third stream appeal to Viva Caruso, with the various instruments laying down intricate counter-melodies and liquid, pulsating rhythms. For example, "Vesto La Giubba" from Pagliacci is slowed down here into a kind of folk-jazz meditation, not unlike something Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio might do. Likewise, "Campane a Sera" features a pretty flute introduction to a very mid-'50s, Stan Kenton-style arrangement, and Gerald Wilson could very easily have scored "Soltano a Te" with its characteristically West Coast, neo-phonic horn sounds.

Matthieu Bordenave, Patrice Moret & Florian Weber - La traversée (2020)

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Matthieu Bordenave, Patrice Moret & Florian Weber - La traversée (2020)

Matthieu Bordenave, Patrice Moret & Florian Weber - La traversée (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 152 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:47
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ECM Records

French saxophonist Matthieu Bordenave’s first leader date for ECM introduces a new project with German pianist Florian Weber and Swiss bassist Patrice Moret. On La traversée - The Crossing - Bordenave explores musical ground between contemporary composition and jazz, subtly influenced by the innovations of the Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, who “opened new territory that remains relevant for improvisers today.” The recording of La traversée, he explains, was guided by an approach to trio playing, “in which melodic lines interweave and blossom in the nuances of tones, as each musician follows his intuition."

Julian Argüelles - Tonadas (2018)

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Julian Argüelles - Tonadas (2018)

Julian Argüelles - Tonadas (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:55:06 | 321 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Edition Records

European Jazz at its finest blending Spanish roots, Nordic space and sound with one of the brightest and most talented British bands around.

Trió Kontraszt - Cryptic Scattered Images Of Time Forgotten (2020)

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Trió Kontraszt - Cryptic Scattered Images Of Time Forgotten (2020)

Trió Kontraszt - Cryptic Scattered Images Of Time Forgotten (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 295 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:42
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: BMC Records

Cryptic Scattered Images of Time Forgotten, is a musical memorial of pianist and band leader Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. Like Sinbad, he roams through time, browsing through the chapters of his life with the expansive calm of bygone times, from his years in Novi Sad, through he time at the Budapest free music school, to his studies in the Netherlands, and this way free and contemporary music, dance music, and the jazz idiom all find a place next to one another.

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

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Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79468-8 | Time: 01:56:12
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion

Once you’ve heard Pat Metheny you will always recognise him, no matter what company he’s in or what instrument he’s playing, be it a simple acoustic guitar or some unlikely invention of his own. Beneath it all there’s a frank, open-hearted tunefulness that keeps the music airborne. This double album, recorded at the end of a year-long tour by his Unity Band, is as polished and sophisticated as any, but moments such as the opening melody of This Belongs to You or the gradual unfolding of Born are just plain elegant. There’s a similar quality about saxophonist Chris Potter’s playing, and all four are so relaxed in each other’s company that everything flows beautifully.

Krononaut - Krononaut (2020)

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Krononaut - Krononaut (2020)

Krononaut - Krononaut (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:43:28
Jazz Fusion, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Rock | Label: Tak:til

Coming out of the fertile London jazz and experimental scenes, Krononaut is a richly textured new ensemble helmed by guitarist /producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jon Hopkins) and drummer Martin France (Nils Petter Molvær, Evan Parker). The album features an esteemed group of collaborators and a sonic footprint that channels spectral ambiance, ‘fourth world’ expansions and a gorgeous slow-boiling pointillism.

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Animul | # ANI 104

Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek. With Rothenberg moving among alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Japanese shakuhachi and composing looping ribbons of melody with odd rhythmic contours, the trio has found a most palatable merger of jazz and Asian music. The uncommon instrumentation is enhanced by a shared sense of purpose that gives Sync its winning character. Each player displays both the techniques and the sensitivity required to function as both soloist and accompanist, allowing Sync to maintain its three-way conversations after Rothenberg has finished soloing. This is not simply a matter of the leader’s ability to sustain extended melodic and rhythmic variations at lower volumes through circular breathing; it also results from the assurance that allows Harris to sustain a pronounced rhythmic underpinning in his guitar work and rare melodic fluency on bass. Chatterjee, who can sing and then play back the most complex patterns in the manner of the great tabla masters, also senses how to highlight more compact, swing-oriented parts through shifts in accents and dynamics.

Jure Pukl - Doubtless (feat. Melissa Aldana, Joe Sanders & Gregory Hutchinson) (2018)

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Jure Pukl - Doubtless (feat. Melissa Aldana, Joe Sanders & Gregory Hutchinson) (2018)

Jure Pukl - Doubtless (feat. Melissa Aldana, Joe Sanders & Gregory Hutchinson) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 00:43:28 | 252 Mb
Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Whirlwind Recordings

As New York-based saxophonist and composer Jure Pukl enthuses, Doubtless is pretty much a family project/album – an exuberant, high-spirited double-tenor quartet with wife Melissa Aldana plus close friends Joe Sanders (double bass) and Greg Hutchinson (drums).