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Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – Django Belles (2018)

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Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – Django Belles (2018)

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – Django Belles (2018)
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 44:59 | 252 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Les Productions des Imposteures | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2018

A celebration of the winter under all its forms! Ten songs and instrumental rooms carried by surprising arrangements with in no-claims bonus, a medley of completely unpublished Christmas.

The Crusaders - Royal Jam (1982) {GRP 1352}

Posted By: tiburon
The Crusaders - Royal Jam (1982) {GRP 1352}

The Crusaders - Royal Jam (1982) {GRP 1352}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Around this time in their heyday, the Crusaders were experimenting with orchestral/jazz fusions in concert – and MCA thought enough of them to capture the music in London's Royal Festival Hall one fine summer. Crusader pianist/sparkplug Joe Sample evidently arranged and orchestrated all of the Royal Philharmonic's parts himself, not necessarily with the expertise of a full-time practitioner of the craft. Too often, the orchestrations are piled on with a shovel; the orchestral "Overture" is a particularly mawkish piece of work.

Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (2013) {ECM 2326}

Posted By: tiburon
Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (2013) {ECM 2326}

Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (2013) {ECM 2326}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 378MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Recently hailed by Down Beat as “one of the visionaries of the current wave”, Craig Taborn has a unique perspective on creative music-making. Just as Avenging Angel subverted expectations of solo improvised piano, so does “Chants” find its own response to the vast tradition of the piano trio. The pieces that Taborn has been writing for the band in the eight years of its existence are set up to generate a new group music by channelling the special skills of drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Thomas Morgan.

St. Germain - Tourist (2000) {Blue Note}

Posted By: tiburon
St. Germain - Tourist (2000) {Blue Note}

St. Germain - Tourist (2000) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acid Jazz, Future Jazz

Since the advent of acid jazz in the mid-'80s, the many electronic-jazz hybrids to come down the pipe have steadily grown more mature, closer to a balanced fusion that borrows the spontaneity and emphasis on group interaction of classic jazz while still emphasizing the groove and elastic sound of electronic music. For his second album, French producer Ludovic Navarre expanded the possibilities of his template for jazzy house by recruiting a sextet of musicians to solo over his earthy productions.

Viktoria Mullova - Through The Looking Glass (2000)

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Viktoria Mullova - Through The Looking Glass (2000)

Viktoria Mullova - Through The Looking Glass (2000)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:10:09 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical, Jazz | Label: Philips

Two tunes, Joe Zawinul's The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat and Youssou N'dour's Life, are common to both CDs, but in different versions. Much of the rest of this CD is composed of tunes made popular by the likes of Alanis Morissette, the Hollies and Duke Ellington. One was both written and originally performed by the Bee Gees, another written by George Harrison and performed by the Beatles.

Philippe Mouratoglou - Univers-Solitude (2018) {Vision Fugitive}

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Philippe Mouratoglou - Univers-Solitude (2018) {Vision Fugitive}

Philippe Mouratoglou - Univers-Solitude (2018) {Vision Fugitive}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nouvelle production du label Vision Fugitive dont il est un des co-fondateurs, Philippe Mouratoglou donne avec Univers Solitude une suite à son duo Legends of the Fall, paru dernièrement, au côté du clarinettiste et complice Jean-Marc Foltz. Guitariste de formation classique qui, de ce fait, joue de la guitare acoustique, il creuse encore un peu plus les penchants que sont les siens pour une musique syncrétique. Faisant sienne, en effet, la culture guitaristique populaire et savante (flamenco, baroque ou folk pour le dire vite), il s’aventure sur des territoires dont il est ici l’unique signataire (si ce n’est une reprise de “Lonely Woman” ) .

Nat King Cole Trio - Hit That Jive, Jack [Recorded 1936-1941] (1996)

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Nat King Cole Trio - Hit That Jive, Jack [Recorded 1936-1941] (1996)

Nat King Cole Trio - Hit That Jive, Jack [Recorded 1936-1941] (1996)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 197 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records/GRP Records/Decca (GRD-662)

Nat "King" Cole's 16 trio recordings for Decca have been reissued many times (including on this CD), and rightfully so. Cole was already one of the top swing pianists by 1940, his vocal style (best displayed on his first hit "Sweet Lorraine") was quite recognizable, and his trio with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince had a memorable sound. Cole's Decca records (his first for a major label) were a breakthrough for Nat, although his Capitol recordings (which started in 1943) really paved the way toward major success. In addition to "Sweet Lorraine," highlights of this fine CD include "Honeysuckle Rose," "I Like to Riff," and "Hit That Jive, Jack" (which has the Trio's most famous group vocal).

Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition} PROPER

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Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition} PROPER

Mark Knopfler - Down The Road Wherever (2018) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 468 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Blues Rock / Folk Rock / Jazz / Americana
British Grove Records / Virgin EMI Records #CDVX 3214

Nine albums into a remarkably consistent post-Dire Straits solo career, Mark Knopfler has little to prove aside from living up to his own high standards. That's not to say he's incapable of surprises or the occasional left turn, but the general trajectory of his non-soundtrack output as far back as 2004's Shangri-La has continued to cut a pleasingly familiar groove that fuses his myriad preferences (country, jazz, blues, pub rock, folk, Celtic) into the distinctive brand of understated English roots rock that has become his bailiwick. A single elegantly muted guitar squall or dry vocal phrase is usually all it takes to recognize the author and yet, Knopfler has never been one to coast on his reputation, diligently putting in the work and honing each of his songs into their essential form.

Die Drei Damen With Lisa Wahlandt, Andrea Hermenau & Christiane Ottl - Venus In The Backyard (2018)

Posted By: Pisulik
Die Drei Damen With Lisa Wahlandt, Andrea Hermenau & Christiane Ottl - Venus In The Backyard (2018)

Die Drei Damen With Lisa Wahlandt, Andrea Hermenau & Christiane Ottl - Venus In The Backyard (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 248 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 MB | 00:47:09
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: Yellowbird Records

Vocals often in three voices, piano and bass - the styles mixed - the handling of music always jazz - the songs re-invented to self-made - the language from English to Bavarian - the mood of loud-cheeks reveling to melancholy reveling. Three ladies who could not be more different and still harmonize with voice and heart.

Katharine McPhee - Live On Soundstage (2018)

Posted By: Pisulik
Katharine McPhee - Live On Soundstage (2018)

Katharine McPhee - Live On Soundstage (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 349 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 MB | 00:55:45
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: BMG

After her unforgettable rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on "American Idol" in 2006, Katharine McPhee catapulted to instant stardom. Further propelling her success was the hit single “Over It” from her 2007 chart-topping debut album. McPhee’s talents also extended to acting, which she put to good use in two popular television series, "Smash" and "Scorpion," and she is no stranger to PBS specials, having guested on "Foster and Friends" and "Chris Botti in Boston." In this jazz-filled installment of "Soundstage," McPhee gets the spotlight to herself (with a little help from her friends David Foster, Eric Benet, and Frederic Yonnet) performing selections from her fifth studio album, "I Fall In Love Too Easily." Audiences across America will fall in love very easily with this "Soundstage" performance.

Deshannon Higa - Words Cannot Express (2018)

Posted By: Pisulik
Deshannon Higa - Words Cannot Express (2018)

Deshannon Higa - Words Cannot Express (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 406 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 MB | 01:13:14
Jazz | Label: Wind and Song Productions

I am a soul with a story to tell, but Words Cannot Express. Therefore, I use music to say what only the heart can speak. I seek the means to put this time-ly and time-less message onto a permanent canvas for all to hear, to those who have the desire to hear its message…in this time and generations to come.

Chet Baker - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1962) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

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Chet Baker - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1962) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

Chet Baker - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1962) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bluebird (07863 61060-2)

Taken from Chet Is Back!, recorded in Italy in 1962, Somewhere Over the Rainbow features Baker at his finest, and is an excellent introduction to the musician's non-vocal work. As is the case with most Baker albums, Somewhere Over the Rainbow feels like a quickly put-together session recording. The material is all standard jazz repertoire, played in a no-frills format, without specific arrangements or endings. It is the musicianship here that is the main attraction. Baker has rarely sounded better; his technique is in top shape, and his solos are textbook examples of lyrical bop playing. Baker, as was not always the case throughout his career, surrounds himself on Somewhere Over the Rainbow with strong and supportive sidemen…

Thomas Marriott - Romance Language (2018)

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Thomas Marriott - Romance Language (2018)

Thomas Marriott - Romance Language (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 229 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 MB | 00:44:06
Jazz | Label: Origin Records

Thomas Marriott has, in a series of 10 beautifully executed and well received albums on Origin, more than proved his jazz credentials with formidable technique & fluency, celebration of the tradition and a deep joy of extemporaneous risk-taking. On this recording, however, Thomas strips things down to their essence, taking all he has accrued and employing it to delve deep into the heart, leaving us with only his beautiful sound and the truth of the stories being told. Wanting to create something beyond a jazz ballads album, Thomas and his producer, vibist Joe Locke, imagined something more operatic in nature, with each song resembling a free-standing aria. They teamed with pianist/composer Ryan Cohan to arrange and orchestrate this collection of ten classic & modern jazz compositions, popular tunes and several original works by Locke and Cohan, creating a sumptuous, glowing palette over which the melodies and solos can soar.

Jeff Fuller & Friends - Happenstance (2018)

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Jeff Fuller & Friends - Happenstance (2018)

Jeff Fuller & Friends - Happenstance (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 436 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:05:09
Jazz | Label: Quadrangle Music

‘Happenstance’ by definition means a fortuitous coincidence; an unusually good event that arises by chance. On this album, happenstance means a blending of improvisation and composition resulting in some truly great moments of both planned inspiration and spontaneous coincidence. The musical language of each player has merged ever closer on this, the group’s third album since 2014. Totally tuned in to each other’s thoughts, we are comfortable and at ease with the joyful and intense process of creating challenging music together.

Brian Newman - Showboat (2018)

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Brian Newman - Showboat (2018)

Brian Newman - Showboat (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:47:52
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Trumpeter-singer Brian Newman will release Showboat, his first album for the famed Verve label, on 16 November. It features his close friend Lady Gaga on a version of the Animals’ much-covered ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.’