George Mraz

Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 7, 2014
Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014) {ACT}

Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

When it comes to combining jazz with European folk idioms, the Scandinavians haven't quite got the monopoly. George Mraz and Emil Viklický have been creating their beautiful blend of jazz and Moravian music for years, although this is their first purely duet album. In their hands the two idioms seem made for each other. The first of these 11 pieces could almost be a kind of blues. Mraz, long a US resident, is one of the most famous bassists in jazz, while pianist Viklický is one of the Czech Republic's top film composers.
David Hazeltine / George Mraz Trio - Manhattan [Chesky SACD 310] {Official Digital Download 24-96}

David Hazeltine / George Mraz Trio - Manhattan
24B/96kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,37 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chesky Records # SACD 310 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Jazz | Style: Modern Jazz | Source:

…This, and the other Chesky 'New York Sessions' must count as one of the finest modern (in the sence of recent) jazz efforts on SA-CD.
Adam Markowicz & George Mraz - Concord Duo Series, Volume 5 (1994) [FLAC]

Adam Markowicz & George Mraz - Concord Duo Series, Volume 5
FLAC (EAC rip) | separate tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans | ~276 MB incl. 3% recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord (CCD-4597) | Year: 1994

The fifth volume in the Concord Duo Series matches pianist Adam Makowciz and bassist George Mraz in a concert at the Maybeck Recital Hall; both musicians are virtuosoes originally from Eastern Europe who found fame in the U.S. On what is very much a duo set, Mraz gets nearly as much solo space as Makowicz. Their repertoire mixes together six fresh renditions of standards with four of the pianist's complex originals and the harmonically advanced music (which features plenty of close interplay) has enough variety to continually hold one's interest. ~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Masaru Imada and George Mraz - Alone Together (1977) {XRCD Three Blind Mice TBM XR-5003}

Masaru Imada and George Mraz - Alone Together (1977) {XRCD Three Blind Mice TBM XR-5003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 208 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 1997 Three Blind Mice / JVC Victor | TBM XR-5003 | 20bit K2
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano / Bass

The wonderful communication between these instruments produces an intimate and expressive masterpiece. Also included in this cut, Stella by Starlight! The XRCD is from the very rare JVC // TBM Recordings series of out of print, audiophile CDs. Extended Resolution - 20-bit Digital Technology, K2 Super Coding.

Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at May 6, 2014
Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014)

Emil Viklicky & George Mraz - Together Again (2014)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 51:40 min | ~122 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

When it comes to combining jazz with European folk idioms, the Scandinavians haven't quite got the monopoly. George Mraz and Emil Viklický have been creating their beautiful blend of jazz and Moravian music for years, although this is their first purely duet album. In their hands the two idioms seem made for each other. The first of these 11 pieces could almost be a kind of blues. Mraz, long a US resident, is one of the most famous bassists in jazz, while pianist Viklický is one of the Czech Republic's top film composers.
Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, George Mraz, Lewis Nash - Grand Slam  2000

Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, George Mraz, Lewis Nash - Grand Slam 2000
MP3 @ 320 | 109 MB | Cover
Genre: Jazz

At first glance this may seem like a thrown-together all-star session. It’s actually an inspired collaboration between four heavyweights who have all worked together in various projects over the years. The pairing of Jim Hall and Joe Lovano is propitious from the very first notes of Hall’s "Slam," one of the wildest blues heads you’ll ever hear. Hall’s solos on this and several other tracks are processed with a harmonizer, allowing him to articulate his ideas in fourths, fifths, and octaves. On his distinctly Rollins-esque "Say Hello to Calypso," the device is set to mirror the played note up two octaves, producing an effect that sounds uncannily like a steel pan. On Lovano’s "Blackwell’s Message," Hall’s minimalistic, phase-shifted solo sounds almost like something John Scofield might play. Dedicated to the late drummer Ed Blackwell, this track is a superb example of Lovano’s "outside" writing, the kind heard on disc one of 1995’s Quartets, for instance: abstract yet with a subtle, infectious groove at its very core. Lovano’s alto clarinet provides an additional, intriguing layer.
Sunao Wada, Ushio Sakai, George Otsuka - Blues For Bird (1975) {Three Blind Mice TBM CD 1849 rel 2000}

Sunao Wada, Ushio Sakai, George Otsuka - Blues For Bird (1975) {Three Blind Mice TBM CD 1849 rel 2000}
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© 1975, 2000 Three Blind Mice | TBM CD 1849
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Soul Jazz

This is an excellent record of Sunao Wada (g) feat. Hitomi Ueda (vo), Ushio Sakai (org), Yoshio Ohtomo (as), George Otsuka (ds), Mitsuaki Furuno (b), Takao Uematsu (ts) & more. "Blues for bird" is an amazing TBM (Three Blind Muce) CD. This album records many splendid songs … In particular Charlie Parker's cover "Now's the time" is very groovy Japanese Jazz. This is a Japanese Jazz classics.
G. Mraz, I. Bittova, E. Viklicky, L. Tropp - Moravian Gems (2007)

G. Mraz, I. Bittova, E. Viklicky, L. Tropp - Moravian Gems (2007)
FLAC + CUE + LOG | TT 64:41 | cover (jpg) included | 347 MB | RS, Fserve
Recorded 2007 | Released 2007 | CubeMetier

The production values are superb across the board, and the clear, vivid sonic quality of this recording does full justice to the virtuoso musicianship of all four artists and the subtle grace notes, trills and vibratos they employ.

Bob Brookmeyer - Back Again (1978) {Gazell GJCD1015 rel 1990}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 9, 2017
Bob Brookmeyer - Back Again (1978) {Gazell GJCD1015 rel 1990}

Bob Brookmeyer - Back Again (1978) {Gazell GJCD1015 rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
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© 1978, 1990 Gazell / Sonet | GJCD1015
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trombone

This session was valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer's first jazz date in 13 years after a period writing for the studios and then away from music altogether. Brookmeyer, who is featured in a quintet with cornetist Thad Jones, pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist George Mraz and drummer Mel Lewis, proves to still be in prime form playing in an unchanged style. Other than the leader's uptempo blues "In a Rotten Mood" and a Latin piece ("Carib"), the quintet sticks to veteran standards. Highlights include "Sweet and Lovely," "Caravan" and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To."
Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.