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Wynton Marsalis - Live at the Village Vanguard (1999) [7CD Box Set]

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Wynton Marsalis - Live at the Village Vanguard (1999) [7CD Box Set]

Wynton Marsalis - Live at the Village Vanguard (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia, CXK 69876 | ~ 2988 or 1195 Mb | Scans(png) -> 128 Mb
Swing, Bop, Post Bop

Here comes Wynton Marsalis with a whopping seven CDs culled from septet performances at the Vanguard from 1990 through 1994. The music is cleverly presented: Each disc represents a different night of the week, starting on Monday and wrapping up with Sunday…

Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}

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Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}

Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Eagerly awaited second ECM album by French-African drummer Manu Katche. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studio in January 2007, “Playground” picks up where the best-selling “Neighbourhood” left off: in the interim the project has coalesced into a rip-roaring and fully-integrated band. Manu’s group, featuring a Polish/Norwegian confederacy of young players, is energized by his hard driving drums and by his compositions which invite spirited solos… Together, the quintet - whose strong new frontline features Mathias Eick and Trygve Seim - makes exciting, zestful music.

Eliane Elias - Cross Currents (1988) {Denon}

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Eliane Elias - Cross Currents (1988) {Denon}

Eliane Elias - Cross Currents (1988) {Denon}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Pianist Eliane Elias' second of two Denon CDs recorded before she hooked up with Blue Note is a lesser-known but worthy session. Elias is mostly featured in a trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette performing originals, a pair of Charles Mingus compositions ("Peggy's Blue Skylight" and "East Coastin'"), "Beautiful Love," "When You Wish Upon a Star" and Bud Powell's "Hallucinations." Elias was quickly developing into a strong modern mainstream pianist.

Charnett Moffett - Net Man (1987/2020) {Blue Note}

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Charnett Moffett - Net Man (1987/2020) {Blue Note}

Charnett Moffett - Net Man (1987/2020) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

A brilliant bassist, Charnett Moffett shares a fault with Ron Carter: their own records have a great excess of bass solos. Moffett's debut as a leader features him with diverse groups ranging from duets to quartets and including such fine players as tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Kenny Drew Jr, guitarist Stanley Jordan, drummer Al Foster, Kenny Kirkland on keyboards and several of his relatives (including his father, drummer Charles Moffett). Unfortunately, Charnett (who wrote all eight songs except "Mona Lisa" and "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise") dominates the solo space.

Yellowjackets - Time Squared (2003) {Heads Up}

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Yellowjackets - Time Squared (2003) {Heads Up}

Yellowjackets - Time Squared (2003) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 409MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Following on the heels of their Grammy-nominated Mint Jam, their self-released 2001 "live" recording, the Yellowjackets continue to blaze an enjoyable musical trail that pulsates with their energy and signature sound that few will fail to recognize and many have come to love over the past 30 years. With Time Squared, the group's first studio recording in five years, the Yellowjackets have added 11 diverse songs to this fertile contemporary jazz landscape. The songs, which were all written by the group's new members, range from prayerful, peaceful melodies with improvised vocals, such as "Healing Waters," to those that capture Thelonious Monk's piano style. On "Monk's Habit," pianist Russell Ferrante and tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer stir up some great jazz memories by playing an amazing straight-ahead set ripe with bebop solos reminiscent of Monk's time with Sonny Rollins.

Bill O'Connell - Triple Play Plus Three (2011) {Zoho Music}

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Bill O'Connell - Triple Play Plus Three (2011) {Zoho Music}

Bill O'Connell - Triple Play Plus Three (2011) {Zoho Music}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

Eight lively, virtuosic Bill O Connell originals, plus two 20th century classics by Thelonius Monk ( Round Midnight ) and Kurt Weill ( Speak Low ). Monk's signature composition has been totally re-harmonized here, and Paquito D Rivera s sweet-toned clarinet work is the perfect complement to O Connell s lush chords. Bill s colorful career is notable for his extensive accomplishments in both Latin music and modern jazz, from serving as Mongo Santamaria s pianist; through his long association with flutist Dave Valentin; to working with Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri, and the fabled Fort Apache Band; followed by a stellar career as a band leader and solo artist since the 1990s.

Chick Corea - Rendezvous In New York (2003) [2CDs] [SACD Redbook Layer] {Stretch}

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Chick Corea - Rendezvous In New York (2003) [2CDs] [SACD Redbook Layer] {Stretch}

Chick Corea - Rendezvous In New York (2003) [2CDs] [SACD Redbook Layer] {Stretch}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

One of Chick Corea's most ambitious projects was the recording of almost 60 hours of music with nine different groups over a three-week run at the Blue Note in December 2001; it must have been a challenge to choose the dozen performances for this two-CD set. The first disc begins with scat singer par excellence Bobby McFerrin joining the pianist to scat his way through three selections, including a stunning medley of an excerpt from Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" and Corea's "Spain." Bassist Miroslav Vitous and ageless drummer Roy Haynes provide the pulse to his extended work "Matrix." Corea's well-crafted tribute to Bud Powell, with Terence Blanchard and Joshua Redman in the front line, combines two of Powell's greatest works, "Glass Enclosure" and "Tempus Fugit." But Corea is at his most lyrical when old friend Gary Burton joins him to revisit the pianist's masterpiece, the shimmering "Crystal Silence."

Anat Fort Trio - And If (2010) {ECM 2109}

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Anat Fort Trio - And If (2010) {ECM 2109}

Anat Fort Trio - And If (2010) {ECM 2109}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

“Anat Fort has a charming way of dispensing pastoralism and an insightful way of lining that pastoralism with depth”, wrote Jim Macnie, in the Village Voice, adding that “her trio has the kind of poise that lets her move from terra firma to the stratosphere". In the Jewish Week, George Robinson observed that Fort “writes music that is a skillful mix of the romantic and the cerebral, like watching a flower open, an enthralling combination of geometry and color…” The Israeli pianist made a lot of friends with her widely-praised ECM debut “A Long Story” in 2007, and the new disc, with her regular working band, will make some more.

Kenny Kirkland - Kenny Kirkland (1991) {GRP}

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Kenny Kirkland - Kenny Kirkland (1991) {GRP}

Kenny Kirkland - Kenny Kirkland (1991) {GRP}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Keyboardist Kenny Kirkland's long-overdue debut as a leader really stretches his talents and is occasionally unpredictable. Virtually each of the performances has its own personality and the personnel and instrumentation differ throughout the release. Among the highlights is "Mr. J.C." (which features some stormy Branford Marsalis tenor), an electric Latin but still boppish update of Bud Powell's "Celia" (taken as a duet with percussionist Don Alias), the struttin' "Steepian Faith," a driving rendition of Ornette Coleman's "When Will the Blues Leave" that has some free bop alto from Roderick Ward, and Latin versions (with percussionist Jerry Gonzalez) of two standards not normally thought of as belonging to that idiom: Wayne Shorter's "Ana Maria" and Thelonious Monk's "Criss Cross." This highly recommended CD has more than its share of brilliant moments.

Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}

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Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}

Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

In addition to his solo piano concerts and the American group he led that featured tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, Keith Jarrett was also busy in the mid-'70s with his European band, a quartet comprised of Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano, bassist Palle Danielsson, and drummer Jon Christensen. Due to the popularity of the haunting "My Song," this album is the best known of the Jarrett-Garbarek collaborations and it actually is their most rewarding meeting on record. Jarrett contributed all six compositions and the results are relaxed and introspective yet full of inner tension.

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

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3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

3Quietmen is a young Italian trio that draws inspiration from composer Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos, a prominent work consisting of 153 piano pieces. Fellow countryman and revered modern jazz pianist Stefano Battaglia joins the band for these pieces that waver between jazz and groove-based abstractions, shaded with electronics. It's a polytonal feast for the ears, as the musicians execute circular mini-motifs and cunning paradigm shifts, punchy ostinatos and brawny group-centric interplay. Battaglia occasionally calms the waters via airy, jazz-based phrasings and swirling chord progressions, while offering counterpoint to trumpeter Ramon Moro's searing notes. The classical inferences are subliminal and faint, and the artists occasionally skirt the free zone. On "Quietman Hymn," Battaglia and Moro render a supple and memorably melodic theme atop the rhythm section's gentle pulse and accenting tonalities.

Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}

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Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}

Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

After his electronic experiences, De Wilde comes back with his trio and acoustic jazz lovers are delighted. The album contains outstanding guest star appearances such as Laurent Robin (Michel Jonasz, Michel Potal), Darryl Hall (Hank Jones, Elizabeth Kontomanou) among others.A very good album where a variety of styles (groove, blues, reggae, swing, free) find in the performance of this trio a unite and compact sonority. A genuine trio of a modern jazz that is open to the world and curious of everything around.

Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}

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Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}

Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Laurent de Wilde (born in Washington, D.C. in 1960) is a French jazz pianist, composer and writer. In 1987, he recorded the first of a series of four albums for Ida Records Off the Boat with Eddie Henderson, Ralph Moore, backed by Ira Coleman on bass and Billy Hart on drums. In 1989, Odd and Blue was released with Coleman and Jack DeJohnette (drums), followed in 1990 by Colors of Manhattan, with Coleman, Henderson and Lewis Nash. De Wilde then returned to Paris to settle but came back to New York in 1992 to record a trio album, Open Changes, with Coleman and Billy Drummond (drums). The success of this record in 1993 earned him the Django Reinhardt Prize, awarded to the best musician of the year. He now shares his time between Paris and his career in New York as a leader or sideman with Barney Wilen, Aldo Romano and André Ceccarelli.

Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}

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Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This is one of Grover Washington, Jr.'s occasional strays away from R&B-oriented jazz to play in a more straightahead setting. Switching between soprano, alto and tenor, Grover is accompanied by either Tommy Flanagan or Herbie Hancock on piano during five of the eight selections and he performs such numbers as Ron Carter's "Blues for D.P.," "Stolen Moments" and "Stella by Starlight" with swing and taste. Tenor-saxophonist Igor Butman also helps out on three songs. Worth acquiring.

Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)

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Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)

Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)
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Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Post-Bop

Pianist Jacky Terrasson's 2012 album Gouache is an eclectic, playful, and often beautiful album that showcases the pianist's lithe, technically adept jazz skills alongside a handful of guest artists. Terrasson is a gifted composer and improviser in a variety of jazz idioms, from straight-ahead, standards-based jazz to more contemporary and even avant-garde styles. He brings all of this to bear on Gouache. While Terrasson's virtuosic piano chops are the focal point of the release, it is also his choice of excellent sidemen here, including trumpeter Stephane Belmondo and bass clarinetist Michel Portal, that helps make the album such a buoyant and joyful listen.