Edward Vesala

Edward Vesala - Nan Madol (1974)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 27, 2017
Edward Vesala - Nan Madol (1974)

Edward Vesala - Nan Madol (1974)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1077, 829 376-2 | 00:46:25

If jazz was ever meant to be a religion, its prayers might sound something like Nan Madol. The title means “spaces between,” and no description of this music could be more apt. The album is an eclectic mandala of drones, eruptions of ecstatic liberation, and snatches of melody from both near and far. Influences range from Japanese folk melodies to Alpine herding calls, and all of them strung by a powerful understatement of continuity.

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 14, 2016
Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 435MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 207MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Piggybacking on 1992’s Invisible Storm, ECM maverick Edward Vesala returned with his organic collective, Sound & Fury, as our guide for Nordic Gallery. Vesala draws a thinner circle around his ensemble this time around, weaving inside it a dreamcatcher for communal freedom, as exemplified in the 11-minute “Bird In The High Room,” a menagerie of cymbals, muted horns, drums, and birdsong.

Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 11, 2016
Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)

Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 333 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (Front) Included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ECM Records, ECM 1461 | 1992 | 01:00:42

The drummer and musical visionary Edward Vesala was a strange bird. As one of the few whose records became less accessible the more composed they were, he marked his path by leaving not breadcrumbs but entire loaves, piping hot and ready to serve. His was a fresh sound, a living sound that, as the moniker of his ensemble implies, thrived also on the richness of fury.

Edward Vesala - Ode to the Death of Jazz (1990)  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 30, 2016
Edward Vesala - Ode to the Death of Jazz (1990)

Edward Vesala - Ode to the Death of Jazz (1990)
EAC | WAVPack (log,image+cue) -> 309 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ECM Records, ECM 1413 | 1990 | 0:56:25

If jazz is a body, then Edward Vesala is its ligament of fascination. Flexing and creaking with the passage of emotion into life and life into silence, the drummer’s disarming soundscapes never fail to intrigue, to say something potent and new. In spite of its tongue-in-cheek title (I cannot imagine Vesala trying to make a grand statement here), Ode To The Death Of Jazz is, strangely, one of his more uplifting exercises in sonic production.

Edward Vesala and Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 27, 2015
Edward Vesala and Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)

Edward Vesala and Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:36 min | 140 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: ECM

More hot sounds from ECM in the Krakatau vein. Vesala's ensemble Sound & Fury offers alternating doses of sizzling Euro-fusion and more traditionally minded numbers during the full reign of INVISIBLE STORM. "Gordion's Flashes" erupts with mad symphony of horns, keyboards, and drums, suggesting Bill Bruford's Earthworks and even John Zorn's more lucid moments. And then–suddenly, unexpectedly– there's the soft, Isham-like ruminations of "Shadows on the Frontier."

Edward Vesala - Lum (1987)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 21, 2015
Edward Vesala - Lum (1987)

Edward Vesala - Lum (1987)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44:46 min | 104 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

This album marked Vesala's return to ECM a decade after his last release for the label, Satu. Only one musician remained from his last appearance, Pentti Lahti. However, the aesthetic remains the same: a sensuous kind of free jazz with an air of ritual, and one tune from long ago reappears in a new guise ("The Wind" off the Nan Madol album). Most of the tracks here have something very distinctive about them, even if the instrumental lines wildly proliferate in the free jazz fashion. "Frozen Melody" opens with a beautiful introduction from Lahti that sounds like mid-period Coltrane. "Calypso Bulbosa" suddenly turns things electric and slightly funky with its electronic drums. "Fingo" bizarrely alludes to marching band music. The closing "Together" puts Björkenheim's electric guitar in the spotlight.

Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 8, 2015
Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088} [Re-Up]

Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 232MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative

Edward Vesala is one of those rare treasures whose every recorded move seems to ooze with profundity. Flanked by an all-star cast of mostly Scandinavian talent, he and his collective visions have produced some of the most inestimable highpoints of the ECM discography. On Satu, it’s as if he has stumbled into an old radio program, the signal of which has only now reached us. As in a community of mystics squinting into the morning sun, it brightens with the golden light of selfless realization. The thrumming bass of Palle Danielsson vibrates like an inner voice in the title cut, an earthen call to wordless action.

Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 3, 2014
Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088} [Repost]

Edward Vesala - Satu (1977) {ECM 1088}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 232MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative

Edward Vesala is one of those rare treasures whose every recorded move seems to ooze with profundity. Flanked by an all-star cast of mostly Scandinavian talent, he and his collective visions have produced some of the most inestimable highpoints of the ECM discography. On Satu, it’s as if he has stumbled into an old radio program, the signal of which has only now reached us. As in a community of mystics squinting into the morning sun, it brightens with the golden light of selfless realization. The thrumming bass of Palle Danielsson vibrates like an inner voice in the title cut, an earthen call to wordless action.

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994)  Music

Posted by Bezz at March 10, 2011
Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994)

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 400 Mb
Genre ~ Modern Creative
Label ~ ECM Records 1541

The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls Edward Vesala "a major musical presence [who] deserves the widest possible recognition." Nordic Gallery comprises all the colours in his broad palette, from Finnish folklore to contemporary classical music, from rock to idiosyncratic jazz. The album bursts with "found sounds" from around the world and the contributions of guest players. ~ BBC Music Magazine

Edward Vesala - Satu - 1977 [ECM 1088]  Music

Posted by peter happy at Oct. 24, 2008
Edward Vesala - Satu - 1977 [ECM 1088]

Edward Vesala - Satu [ECM 1088]
APE+log+cue+covers | 226,7 mb
ECM | Jazz