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Chihiro Yamanaka & Trio - Albums Collection 2001-2015 (14CD)

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Chihiro Yamanaka & Trio - Albums Collection 2001-2015 (14CD)

Chihiro Yamanaka & Trio - Albums Collection 2001-2015 (14CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.6 Gb | Scans ~ 844 Mb | Time: 12:00:54
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Neo-Bop, Piano Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz

Chihiro Yamanaka is an internationally renowned, hard-swinging jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, whose fluid, athletic technique has drawn rave reviews and very favorable comparisons to legends such as Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. She is based in New York. Collection includes: Living Without Friday (2001); When October Goes (2002); Madrigal (2004); Outside By The Swing (2005); Lach Doch Mal (2006); Abyss (2007); After Hours (2008); Bravogue (2008); Runnin' Wild (2009); Forever Begins (2010); Reminiscence (2011); Still Working (2012); After Hours 2 (2012); Syncopation Hazard (2015).

Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009) [Re-Up]

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Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009) [Re-Up]

Heath Brothers - Endurance (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:02
Straight-Ahead Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Jazz Legacy Productions | # 0901004

Brothers Jimmy Heath and Albert "Tootie" Heath carry on together in the tradition of the Heath Brothers band, minus their deceased brother, bassist Percy Heath. David Wong ably fills the bass chair, while pianist Jeb Patton has been working with the Philadelphia-based siblings for going on his dozenth year. There's a certain ease and calm present in Jimmy Heath's tenor sax playing that reflects the wisdom of his seasoned years, an assured stance that is never rushed or over-pronounced. This tone sets up the type of uncomplicated mainstream modern jazz based in bop that most fans can embrace and enjoy. It is refreshing that Jimmy Heath can still crank out new compositions that retain both traditional values and a universal appeal. And – if it actually needs to be said – Albert Heath is one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, and continues on his tasteful, skillful, perfectly balanced path, a common example for students and fellow pros to follow. A perfect example of their combined expertise kicks off the set with "Changes," an effortless, light, breezy, and melodic a type of straight-ahead jazz as you will ever find.

Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard (2019)

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Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard (2019)

Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard (2019)
Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 31:31 | 230,10 Mb
Label: Verve Records (US) | Cat.# B0031058-02 | Released: 2019-11-01

The second of Jon Batiste's recordings to emerge from his November 2018 residency at New York's Village Vanguard, Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard is a vibrant set showcasing the keyboardist and his earthy ensemble. As with 2019's Anatomy of Angels, Chronology of a Dream highlights Batiste's jazz roots with a set of primarily original songs that find him drawing upon funky, '60s- and '70s-style hard bop and soul. Joining him in his group are a cadre of adept, high-energy players including drummer Joe Saylor, bassist Phil Kuehn, percussionist Negan Santos, trumpeter Giveton Gelin, saxophonists Tivon Pennicott and Patrick Bartley, tubist/trumpeter Jon Lampley, and guitarist Louis Cato, all of whom get moments to shine here. With his rise into the national spotlight leading his band Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, it's sometimes easy to forget that Batiste has hardcore jazz credentials.

John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

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John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)

John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' And Burnin' (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 437 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb
Label: Wildchild! | # MS 06652 | Time: 01:06:25 | Scans included
Swing, Bop, Post-Bop, Vibraphone Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz

John Cocuzzi is a versatile, talented multi-instrumentalist jazz musician who, with his quintet, stretches out for an entertaining 60 minutes-plus of solid, straight ahead jazz on this very good album. A Washington, D.C. native, Cocuzzi gained an appreciation of jazz at an early age listening to his record collection and to his father, who was a percussionist with the U.S. Marine Band. Initially studying piano and then drums after hearing Lionel Hampton, vibes were added to his arsenal of instruments. Swingin' and Burnin' revisits the small group swing of the '30s and '40s popularized by Benny Goodman, Hampton, Artie Shaw, and others. Cocuzzi adds his own flavor along with some artful arrangements to such warhorses from the past as "Slipped Disc," "Benny's Bugle," and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You." On the latter, Cocuzzi shows off his vocal skills along with a boogie woogie piano. "Broadway" epitomizes the adroit swinging of the quintet, with each member of the group getting a chance to show their wares during the seven minutes they devote to this Teddy McRae/Bill Bird melody.

Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016) [Re-Up]

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Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016) [Re-Up]

Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7283 | Time: 01:03:14

From his emergence in the mid-Eighties to the present, pianist Cyrus Chestnut has declared himself a committed stylist completely infatuated with his instrument and the art he’s sworn allegiance to, jazz. Chestnut has consistently shown himself an improviser of rare ingenuity and grace, yet what most distinguishes him from other gifted pianists of our era may be the sheer pleasure that radiates from all that he plays. While the characteristic cheer that Chestnut displays on "Natural Essence" can be attributed to his undiminished vigor and attentiveness, the presence of his notable cohorts also contributes to the leader’s focus. With the dynamic Lenny White on drums and the redoubtable Buster Williams on bass Cyrus & company breathe new life and vitality into that most venerable of jazz ensemble formats, the piano trio.