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Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}

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Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}

Joachim Kuhn - Beauty & Truth (2016) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

The youthful old jazz master has a new dream team: clear, with buckets of soul and unconfined joy, solidly grounded in the groove, this trio has a way of going straight to the heart of the matter.

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:17:03 | 377 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop / Label: Kent Soul

Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-seventies with records for the Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New), the Detroit Spinners (Could It Be I'm Falling In Love), the O'Jays (Back Stabbers) and New York City (I'm Doin Fine Now), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music. This is the first-ever compilation of Thom Bell's productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, Ready Or Not combines some of Bell's biggest and best-loved hits with rarities (an original copy of Connie Stevens Tick Tock would set you back more than £200) and lesser-known work such as Dionne Warwick's seductive Track Of The Cat and Johnny Mathis epic Life Is A Song Worth Singing. Star names including Laura Nyro and Lesley Gore line up alongside soul legends Dee Dee Sharp and the Delfonics. This collection will appeal to northern soul collectors as well as pulling in fans of sixties girl singers and lovers of smooth seventies soul. Bob Stanley's sleeve notes - with a rare exclusive interview with Bell himself - and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake. Bell's unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.

Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)

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Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)

Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Collection (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 677 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 313 Mb
Scans ~ 19 Mb | 01:03:27 + 01:06:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | M & M #MUS 10011-2

Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz from the mid-'40s to the early '90s, since he was in the thick of almost every important innovation and stylistic development in the music during that period, and he often led the way in those changes, both with his own performances and recordings and by choosing sidemen and collaborators who forged new directions. It can even be argued that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward.

Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway-- Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}

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Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway-- Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}

Charles Bell - In Concert (1963) {Gateway– Fresh Sound FSR1630 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2004 Gateway Recordings / Fresh Sound Records | FSR 1630
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Piano

He wasn't an innovator, star or major figure, but pianist Charles Bell made some solid records in the early and mid-'60s. Influenced by the then emerging soul-jazz and funky schools, Bell's playing was vibrant, often exciting and full of blues licks, gospel phrases and inflections, plus some bop tinges. He called his first combo a contemporary jazz quartet, and their menu included vamp numbers, standards and originals. His trio albums were more dense, and emphasized his harmonic abilities.

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}

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Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 504MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 162MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Break Stuff features Vijay Iyer’s long-running and widely-acclaimed trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, a band in existence for eleven years now. “We keep learning from each other and from experiences and try to set challenges for ourselves so that growth is part of the equation.” It’s a group whose musical language is informed by more than the jazz piano trio tradition. While Iyer acknowledges the influence of, for instance, Ahmad Jamal, Andrew Hill and Duke Ellington’s Money Jungle album (with Charles Mingus and Max Roach) upon his own trio aesthetics, he points out that his group has also been inspired by “James Brown’s rhythm section, Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Miles Davis’s rhythm section, Charlie Parker’s rhythm section, soul music from the 1970s, electronic music and hip-hop from very recent times…” The list goes on.

Lonnie Smith & Alvin Queen - Lenox And Seventh (1985) {Black And Blue BB 928.2 rel 2000}

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Lonnie Smith & Alvin Queen - Lenox And Seventh (1985) {Black And Blue BB 928.2 rel 2000}

Lonnie Smith & Alvin Queen - Lenox And Seventh (1985) {Black And Blue BB 928.2 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 318 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2000 Black And Blue | BB 928.2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3 Organ / Guitar / Drums

A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith — a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige ! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format — with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Alvin Queen on drums — rolling out over longish tracks in an open-ended style that almost recalls more of the feel of Don Patterson's great organ trio sides than it does the heavier funk of Smith's early years. The recording quality is great — very faithful to the best tones of the Hammond.

Richard Galliano and Jean-Charles Capon - Blues Sur Seine (1992) {La Lichere}

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Richard Galliano and Jean-Charles Capon - Blues Sur Seine (1992) {La Lichere}

Richard Galliano and Jean-Charles Capon - Blues Sur Seine (1992) {La Lichere}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 286MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Ce disque est plein de charme. La rencontre de ces deux artistes met en évidence leur richesse personnelle… Sans être absolu, ce CD est très agréable à écouter, pour celui qui aime la musique. Pour exemple, je choisirai la deuxième partie de "Blues sur seine"; de l'accordéon et de la contrabasse au sommet.
Un plaisir…

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

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Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987) [Japanese Edition 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 487 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (SICP-4938)

The album that made Butler a star. The sweeping ballads, catchy uptempo, dance-oriented hits, and multi-tracked overdubs and background vocalists helped make his music a staple on late '80s Urban Contemporary radio. There is little jazz influence and even less jazz content on this release, but Butler does display a strong, effective singing voice.

Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}

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Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}

Charles Moffett - The Gift (1969) {Savoy Jazz/Columbia Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 211MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

This largely successful Savoy reissue CD brings back an obscure session led by Charles Moffett who here mostly plays vibes and a bit of trumpet in addition to drums. He is teamed up with the underrated (and largely forgotten) tenor-saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummers Dennis O'Toole and seven-year old Codaryl Moffett. On some selections both O'Toole and Codaryl play drums and the latter proves to be able to hold his own even at such a young age; in fact Codaryl contributed two of the five originals. The songtitle "Avant Garde Got Soul Too" pretty well sums up this adventurous but often surprisingly melodic set.

Ketil Bjørnstad, Tore Brunborg, Jon Christensen - Remembrance (2010)

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Ketil Bjørnstad, Tore Brunborg, Jon Christensen - Remembrance (2010)

Ketil Bjornstad - Remembrance (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 2149)

Pianist Ketil Bjornstad's music is typically in the Scandinavian division of ECM tradition - cool, seamless, flowing, emotionally consistent. This series of eleven selections titled by Roman numerals progresses through a life cycle that reaches a nebulous pinnacle. With no bass player, tenor saxophonist Tore Brunborg and the always inventive drummer Jon Christensen - all veterans of Euro-classical-textured jazz - weave through various aspects of contemporary jazz while mindful of natural and spiritual elements. In Bjornstad's playing, you circular notions of former ECM stablemate, pianist Mike Nock, peace-based hymnal and traditional themes, a waltz, a short stack of mystery, and just a smattering of the blues…

Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)

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Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)

Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 53:02 | 287 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz / Label: Harbinger Records

This is the extraordinary recording debut of jazz phenomenon Anaïs Reno, who made it in 2020 at the age of 16. Reno has already won accolades for her dedication to the Great American Songbook. She recently received the Julie Wilson Award, and in 2019 won the Mabel Mercer Foundation competition for high school students. For this album she has chosen 12 tunes by two master writers: Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and Billy Strayhorn 1915-67), creators of some of the most challenging and sophisticated material in the Great American Songbook. Reno combines beloved hits such as Mood Indigo, Take the A Train, Lush Life and Caravan with lesser-known but equally memorable tunes like A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing and Its Kind of Lonesome Out Tonight, all backed by a stellar group of jazz musicians led by pianist Emmet Cohen, who also did the arrangements with Reno. I have a very personal relationship with these songs, says Reno. Somehow I believe that the music of Ellington & Strayhorn understands me. This is why I want to honor it.

Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1938-1940 (1993)

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Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1938-1940 (1993)

Willie "The Lion" Smith - 1938-1940 (1993)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 692)

This is the one Willie "the Lion" Smith CD to get. The bulk of the release features Smith on 14 piano solos from January 10, 1939, performing six standards and eight of his finest compositions. Although Smith (with his derby hat and cigar) could look quite tough, he was actually a sensitive player whose chord structures were very original and impressionistic. On such numbers as "Echoes of Spring" (his most famous work), "Passionette," "Rippling Waters," and "Morning Air," Smith was at his most expressive. In addition, this CD has a couple of collaborations with fellow pianists Joe Bushkin and Jess Stacy and a four-song 1940 swing/Dixieland 1940 session with an octet featuring trumpeter Sidney DeParis. Because of the classic piano solos, this memorable set is quite essential.

Andy Sheppard & Rita Marcotulli - On The Edge Of A Perfect Moment (2005) {Incipit Records}

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Andy Sheppard & Rita Marcotulli - On The Edge Of A Perfect Moment (2005) {Incipit Records}

Andy Sheppard & Rita Marcotulli - On The Edge Of A Perfect Moment (2005) {Incipit Records}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 308MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Italian pianist Marcotulli's duets with British saxophonist Sheppard have been discreet gems which, in recent years, have occasionally been seen glittering around the jazz scene, and this set is a more faithful representation of that intimacy than the pair's more eclectic album, Koine, released four years ago. Marcotulli has lived in Scandinavia, and the ghostly, wistful long-note jazz of Jan Garbarek, Arve Henriksen and others has had an impact here. Sheppard's tone control and ability to do more with less has been an eloquent feature of his mid-life music, but a startling edginess often bursts out of it, in fierce split-notes or rumbling, upward-spiralling runs against slowly swaying piano figures. Waves and Wind appoints the piano (in Marcotulli's Jarrett-like incarnation) and the saxophone to play each role respectively, and Sound of Stone is an abstract wriggle through soprano figures and skittering percussion.

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM 2300}

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Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM 2300}

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM 2300}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Commissioned by the Molde International Jazz Festival and recorded live at the Norwegian festival in 2010, “La notte” is a salute to Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, whom Ketil Bjørnstad counts amongst his formative influences. “At the same time that I discovered what jazz could be, after listening to Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way, I also saw the films by Godard, Bresson and Antonioni. Perhaps it was the slow, rhythmic authority in the films by Michelangelo Antonioni that made me think of music… As long as visual art creates music in our minds, and music creates pictures and visual expressions with the same intensity, the two are deeply and profoundly interdependent”. This album, then, can be considered “the soundtrack to an inner film”, in which Antonioni’s images and atmospheres are translated and transformed through personal moods and memories.

Palatino - Romano Benita Ferris Fresu (2001) {EmArcy}

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Palatino - Romano Benita Ferris Fresu (2001) {EmArcy}

Palatino - Romano Benita Ferris Fresu (2001) {EmArcy}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 488MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

All four members of the collective calling itself Palatino have often carved out niches that place them just outside popular currents, and this one is no exception. There is a gentle though propulsive quality to the pianoless quartet that relies on the unusual instrumentation of trombone, trumpet, bass, and drums. All the tunes are originals by each of these seasoned bandmembers, except Tadd Dameron's "On a Misty Night." This is the sort of fare that grows on you, the kind that requires close attention to appreciate its nuances. The short lengths of the tunes prevent any meandering, though there is a sameness to some of the pieces as a result of the limited instrumentation. The two horns, trombonist Glenn Ferris and trumpeter Paolo Fresu, are stylistically similar, each offering understated and clearly articulated improvisations – clean, sparse, and economical.