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Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 440MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Modern Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

The Manchester Craftsman's Guild in Pittsburgh offers another rousing live concert date in this varied program led by the eclectic saxophonist who is best known as one of the Yellowjackets – but whose early résumé also boasts everyone from Tito Puente to Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Big Band. A dash here and a dollop there of each of these influences make this a varied date whose appeal extends beyond big-band fans and embraces those who love bebop, a touch of the avant-garde, the progressive spirit of the Yellowjackets (most notably Russell Ferrante, who contributes stunning percussive solos on pieces like the crazed, polyrhythmic "Mofongo"), and the great contemporary vocalist Kurt Elling.

Nicholas Payton - Sketches Of Spain (2013)

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Nicholas Payton - Sketches Of Spain (2013)

Nicholas Payton - Sketches Of Spain (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 294MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 94MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Neo-Bop

The Grammy winner takes on and transcends the physical, creative, and conceptual challenges of Miles Davis-Gil Evans' milestone recording and makes a powerful musical statement of his own.

Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)

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Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)

Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Veteran Pat Martino is teamed up with a variety of different fellow guitarists on this interesting if not quite essential release. Martino matches wits with guitarist Charlie Hunter (who on Stevie Wonder's "Too High" often sounds like an organist), Tuck Andress, Kevin Eubanks, Les Paul ("I'm Confessin'"), Mike Stern and Michael Hedges. In addition, Cassandra Wilson sings Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" accompanied by Martino, and rock guitarist Joe Satriani tries to sit in on two numbers (with indifferent results). A decent effort, but not up to Pat Martino's most significant releases.

Harold Lopez-Nussa - Herencia (2009)

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Harold Lopez-Nussa - Herencia (2009)

Harold Lopez-Nussa - Herencia (2009)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 347MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Afrocubism, Cu-Bop

Herencia means 'heritage,' and this album of Latin jazz draws on a rising star pianist's roots in Cuba and France. 24-year-old Harold López-Nussa was born into a Cuban musical dynasty, the nephew of famous pianist Ernan López-Nussa and the son of drummer Ruy López-Nussa.

Donald Brown - Born To Be Blue (2013)

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Donald Brown - Born To Be Blue (2013)

Donald Brown - Born To Be Blue (2013)
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

After sharing Grammy nominations in three categories earlier this year (two for production on Kenny Garrett’s album “Seeds From the Underground” and one co-writing of a song on Denise Donatelli’s album “Soul Shadows”), returning to playing piano after a year-long hiatus due for medical reasons, and releasing his new album “Born to Be Blue,” Brown may be on the verge of getting the recognition that in-the-know jazz lovers have known he deserves.

Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)

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Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)

Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)
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Genre: Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism, Fusion, Post-Bop

This CD is a success on all levels. For this Latin jazz date, the rhythm section's power and energy constantly inspire the horn soloists. Tenor saxophonist George Coleman is in top form, altoist Kenny Garrett gets in his licks and flutist Dave Valentin, whose playing was often a bit watered down on his own GRP releases, takes what may be his finest recorded solo on "Cuchi Cuchi." Not to be overlooked is Ruiz's McCoy Tyner-inspired piano, which fuels the rhythm section and really pushes the horns. Ruiz wisely chose nine superior songs to perform, including several rarely heard in this type of setting.

Bob Mintzer / Gil Goldstein - Longing (1997)

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Bob Mintzer / Gil Goldstein - Longing (1997)

Bob Mintzer / Gil Goldstein - Longing (1997)
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The pairing of Bob Mintzer and Gil Goldstein as a duo is an inspired affair. With Mintzer playing tenor sax and Goldstein on piano, they each contributed a number of strong originals to the date. Mintzer's moody ballad "Longing" and intricate bop vehicle "Where's the Word" are among his finest compositions on CD. Goldstein's "Three Little Initials" is a subtle variation of the well known "Body and Soul."

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

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Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:20
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk | Label: Random Chance | # RCD-7

The heart of a jazz fan beats like Fambrough's bass, driving the lifeblood of warm sounds through the speakers and into the brain. Some bassists, in their own sessions, favor percussive and percolating arrangements that place the instrument in the role of soloist. Charles Fambrough actually seems to downplay the bass on Upright Citizen, ceding the spotlight to guests like Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Ford. Fambrough's domain here is the rhythm section, adding programmed drums to his basslines in order to get the right foundation in place. As the captain of this ship, Fambrough ensures a smooth ride, absorbing the shock in Alex Bugnon's potentially bumpy "In Stride" and making sure a track like "D's Song" has the right amount of snap to it.

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

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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.

Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)

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Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)

Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Pegged years ago by the late Kenny Kirkland as a rising piano star, Antonio Farao has realized his potential and established himself as one of Europe's most respected young players. The Italian pianist teamed his trio with tenor saxophonist Bob Berg in this CD made less than two months before Berg's death in a traffic accident in December, 2002. Farao and Berg were a perfectly matched pair, technical whizzes and masters of an international style not centered in the obvious characteristics of any country or jazz idiom.

Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)

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Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)

Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Indeed, bassist and educator Jeff Berlin is a modern era pioneer amid accolades that have piled high, spanning several decades via his astounding technique and contributions to progressive-rock, jazz fusion and modern mainstream jazz. Following up his jazz trio outing High Standards (2010, M.A.J. Records) also featuring bassist, pianist Richard Drexler, the core differentiator on Low Standards is that renowned drummer Mike Clark takes over the drum chair from Danny Gottlieb. Yet Berlin's game-plan is similar as Drexler uses the bass for a support role while toggling between piano duties. Nonetheless, the star of the show and lead soloist is Berlin, performing exclusively on electric bass.

Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008) [Re-Up]

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Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008) [Re-Up]

Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 534 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 215 Mb | Scans included
Label: Verve/Emarcy/Universal | # UCCV-1104 | Time: 01:17:03
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Japanese exclusive pressing of this collection from the Jazz great. Each of the tracks were chosen by fans and this unique album is released to commemorate the first anniversary of Brecker's death in January, 2007.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful World (2013) {Venus Japan}

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful World (2013) {Venus Japan}

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful World (2013) {Venus Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Since his stunning debut in 1974 with the now world-famous audiophile recordings for the Three Blind Mice label, Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto has built a career that now spans four decades. His brand-new trio album What A Wonderful World follows his previous release Gentle Blues (VHCD-1118), his first recording for Venus Records in 14 years. In fact, the 12 tracks in this CD were recorded on the day after 10 tracks on Gentle Blues were recorded. It is remarkable that Yamamoto and his trio recorded enough materials for two CDs in two consecutive days, but then again, he is a veteran pianist who doesn't like to repeat himself and prefers to record everything in a single take.

Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)

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Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)

Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 278.28 Mb | 55:20 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Naht Jona LLC

Jonathan Michael Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. Batiste regularly tours with his band Stay Human, and appears with them nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste also serves as the Music Director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)

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Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)

Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 349.71 Mb | 59:24 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1403 CD

Matt Brewer's third Criss Cross leader album, Ganymede, follows a pair of inspired ensemble recordings (Mythology. Criss 1373; Unspoken, Criss 1390), for which the master bassist convened some of the most accomplished individualists of 21st century jazz to interpret original music that showcased Brewer's sophisticated compositional skills, lyric gifts, and state of the art chops.