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Jazz Nocturne - American Concertos of the Jazz Age: Johnson, Reser, Gershwin, Suesse (2011)

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Jazz Nocturne - American Concertos of the Jazz Age: Johnson, Reser, Gershwin, Suesse (2011)

Jazz Nocturne - American Concertos of the Jazz Age: Johnson, Reser, Gershwin, Suesse (2011)
Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Rosenberg

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:10:41
Orchestral Jazz, Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559647

This unique album is a wonderful snapshot of American jazz in an orchestral setting. Most classical music aficionados are familiar with George Gershwin and his works such as Rhapsody in Blue, but there are also a number of less-famous composers who wrote around the same time who are no less brilliant. These composers also interacted with and influenced each other. For example, James Price Johnson also wrote a rhapsody, entitled Yamekraw, Negro Rhapsody, which is a sophisticated work full of tempo changes, varied rhythms, and various moods and character. (William Grant Still orchestrated this piece.) Yamekraw swings and is syncopated, giving it a very dancelike feel, and the Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra does an excellent job bringing the music alive without ever making it rigid. Not only do it play beautifully on this first piece, but also through the rest of the album, where it truly captures all the moods jazz pieces require while never losing strong classical technique. It is much to conductor Richard Rosenberg's credit that all of the pieces have energy and good musical taste.

Danny Gottlieb - Whirlwind (1989) {Atlantic}

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Danny Gottlieb - Whirlwind (1989) {Atlantic}

Danny Gottlieb - Whirlwind (1989) {Atlantic}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 339MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Danny Gottlieb (born April 18, 1953) is a freelance drummer who has performed as part of the Pat Metheny Group, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Elements. He is also a member of the University of North Florida jazz faculty, where he teaches as a full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies. This great followup album has an incredible list of sidemen, featuring John Abercrombie, Trilok Gurtu, Nana Vasconcelos and many others.

Manolo Badrena - Manolo (1979) {Japanese Pressing}

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Manolo Badrena - Manolo (1979) {Japanese Pressing}

Manolo Badrena - Manolo (1979) {Japanese Pressing}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 241MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 93MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

In the '70s, Badrena not only worked for several years with Weather Report, at that point one of the top modern jazz attractions, but also toured with the Rolling Stones as a supplemental percussionist. His credits on Zawinul albums such as Heavy Weather did more toward insuring ongoing employment then the wiggle of Mick Jagger's hips to a bongo, however. The association with so-called classic Weather Report led to sunny days with players such as Steve Khan and unfortunately to participation in the drek of Spyro Gyra as well.

Tabasco - The Last Blues (2016) {Petit Label Jazz}

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Tabasco - The Last Blues (2016) {Petit Label Jazz}

Tabasco - The Last Blues (2016) {Petit Label Jazz}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 326MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 101MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Les frères Réchard, Loïc à la guitare et Ivan à la contrebasse, ont quitté Caen, où ils ont débuté en beauté, le premier avec Alex Tassel et Emmanuel Duprey, pour Paris où ils ont retrouvé le gratin du jazz hexagonal et international, participé aux « nuits blanches » du Petit Opportun et à d'autres expériences entre afro jazz et électro. On les avait entendus en trio, entre Monk et Metheny, avec Louis « Bao » Lao à la batterie au premier festival PAN ! .

David Foster - Eleven Words (2020)

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David Foster - Eleven Words (2020)

David Foster - Eleven Words (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 116 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 81 Mb | 00:35:08
Jazz | Label: Decca Records, Chartmaker Records

Eleven Words is a simple, yet complex piano solo album by David Foster. Primarily known for writing and producing megastars' huge, chart-topping hits, David steps back to his roots, seated at the grand piano and delivers emotional and meaningful piano melodies.

Stefano Bollani - Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar (2020)

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Stefano Bollani - Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar (2020)

Stefano Bollani - Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 208 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:34
Jazz | Label: Alobar

Stefano Bollani’s solo album ‘Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar’ will be released on 3rd April 2020, 50 years after Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s original concept album. Bollani wanted his version of “JCS” to be completely different from whatever Broadway or London production: “I’ll choose the piano solo formula, because it’s a love affair between myself and this music.” He only sings one song, “Superstar”; the rest of the album is instrumental. Bollani, grateful for the exceptional permission granted to him to re-interpret the cult opera, has freely but respectfully approached the original songs by following his own playful wit, informed by the musical traditions, genres, styles and encounters that have shaped what is considered his very own idiom. For his version of Jesus Christ Superstar Bollani wanted a warm, mellow, profound, dense and clear piano sound. Hence the piano tuned at 432 Hz, which has allowed him to express the warmth and profundity of Lloyd Webber & Rice’s strong round film characters.

Mike Westbrook - Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (Live) [feat. John Surman] (2020)

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Mike Westbrook - Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (Live) [feat. John Surman] (2020)

Mike Westbrook - Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (Live) [feat. John Surman] (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 360 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:00:48
Jazz | Label: My Only Desire Records

The debut performance of esteemed pianist/composer Mike Westbrook's cult 70s jazz masterpiece 'Citadel/Room 315', recorded live in 1974. Featured soloists throughout the album are the iconic ECM recording artist John Surman plus a crack team of top Scandi jazzers.

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)

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Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1969)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Afrobeat

"Soul Makossa" is a 1969 single by Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. It is often cited as one of the first disco records. In 1972 David Mancuso found a copy in a Brooklyn West Indian record store and often played it at his Loft parties. The response was so positive that the few copies of "Soul Makossa" in New York City were quickly bought up. The song was subsequently played heavily by Frankie Crocker, who DJed at WBLS, then New York's most popular black radio station. Since the original was now unfindable, at least 23 groups quickly released cover versions to capitalize on the demand for the record.

Marie Mifsud - Récif (2020)

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Marie Mifsud - Récif (2020)

Marie Mifsud - Récif (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 125.50 Mb | 00:54:18 | Cover
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: EBULLISSONS

Récif, worthy continuation of the album Là, which it extends with inventiveness and energy. With the drummer-songwriter Adrien Leconte, the pianist Tom Georgel, Victor Aubert on the double bass and Quentin Coppalle on the flute, Marie Mifsud excites and traces a new path between jazz and song, transporting his audience ever further into a poetic universe and crazy, where the malicious rhymes of the original compositions respond to the "derangement" of some famous standards. Marie Mifsud is an amazing singer. Calm and polite in life, she goes crazy on record and explodes even more on stage. Tracing its zigzag route, at the crossroads of French song and jazz, it has an impressive technique, always in the service of a spicy fantasy which, without warning, can cause explosions of emotion. A great talent to be discovered urgently.

The Manhattan Transfer - Bop Doo-Wopp (1984) {Germany 1st Press, Target CD}

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The Manhattan Transfer - Bop Doo-Wopp (1984) {Germany 1st Press, Target CD}

The Manhattan Transfer - Bop Doo-Wopp (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 211 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans | 00:29:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Soul-Jazz, Doo Wop | Atlantic #7 81233-2

Bop Doo-Wopp is the seventh album released by The Manhattan Transfer in 1984 on the Atlantic Records label. Six of the ten tracks on Bob Doo-Wopp are live performances. The album contained the song "Route 66" which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the Burt Reynolds' film Sharky's Machine. The album is essentially a "live" album (6 tracks) with some additional studio cuts (4 tracks). Five tracks were recorded live at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Japan in November 1983. Songs from these concerts were also released in 1996 on their album Man-Tora! Live in Tokyo. The other live cut, "Duke of Dubuque", was recorded for the Evening at Pops series on PBS. The song "Safronia B" was recorded in Sydney, Australia in December 1983. The other three songs were recorded in New York. Route 66 hit the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, reaching #78, and earned the group another Grammy Award in the category of "Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group."

Michael Brecker Quindectet - Wide Angles (2003)

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Michael Brecker Quindectet - Wide Angles (2003)

Michael Brecker Quindectet - Wide Angles (2003)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 451MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 174MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Wide Angles is a 70-minute suite spotlighting Michael Brecker's electrifying tenor saxophone accompanied by a 15-piece chamber jazz group. Each of the 10 compositions (all by Brecker except one cowritten with George Whitty and one by Don Grolnick) serves as an extended showcase for Brecker's tenor in its various manifestations-at times driving and fiery, at times poignant and gentle, always emotion-charged and technically prodigious.

Michael Brecker - Tales From The Hudson (1996) {Impulse!}

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Michael Brecker - Tales From The Hudson (1996) {Impulse!}

Michael Brecker - Tales From The Hudson (1996) {Impulse!}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 423MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 140MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Michael Brecker, a major influence on today's young saxophonists, shows off his own influences a bit throughout this fine modern straight-ahead set. Brecker sounds surprisingly like Stanley Turrentine on parts of "Midnight Voyage," and otherwise displays his roots in Ernie Watts and John Coltrane. With the exception of Don Grolnick's "Willie T.," the music on the CD is comprised of group originals (five by the leader) and falls into the 1990s mainstream of jazz. While the tenor saxophonist has plenty of blowing space (really letting loose on the exciting closer, "Cabin Fever"), Pat Metheny is mostly pretty restrained (in a Jim Hall bag) except for his wild solo on guitar synth during "Song for Bilbao."

Elements - Blown Away (1987) {Bluemoon}

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Elements - Blown Away (1987) {Bluemoon}

Elements - Blown Away (1987) {Bluemoon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 101MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb have been longtime friends, starting with their days at the University of Miami in the early '70s and continuing during their period with Pat Metheny (Egan was in the guitarist's group from 1978-1980, while Gottlieb stayed until 1983). They formed Elements in 1982, which, from its start, also included Bill Evans on soprano and tenor and keyboardist Clifford Carter.

VA - Uptown Funk (2020)

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VA - Uptown Funk (2020)

VA - Uptown Funk (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:39:49 | 234 / 656 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop, Jazz / Label: Irma Records

IRMA records was founded in Bologna in 1988, it all started by an idea that Umbi Damiani had in partnership with Massimo Benini.During those years in Italy, the independent labels started their activities and the style then called Italo House was gaining attention in the Record industry. IRMA's early productions, immediately focused on this genre. Among them, Double Dee worldwide dance hit Found Love, which reached the top of dance sales charts around the world, including the Billboard Dance Chart in USA.

Elements - Elements (1983) {Antilles}

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Elements - Elements (1983) {Antilles}

Elements - Elements (1983) {Antilles}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 243MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 101MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb have been longtime friends, starting with their days at the University of Miami in the early '70s and continuing during their period with Pat Metheny (Egan was in the guitarist's group from 1978-1980, while Gottlieb stayed until 1983). They formed Elements in 1982, which, from its start, also included Bill Evans on soprano and tenor and keyboardist Clifford Carter.