George Mraz

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) {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.

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.
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

Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, George Mraz, Lewis Nash - Grand Slam 2000  Music

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 9, 2008
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.
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.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 485 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
David Hazeltine - Manhattan (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

David Hazeltine, George Mraz, Billy Drummond - Manhattan (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Manhattan is an album that captures the dynamic moods of the world's greatest city as interpreted through the supple interplay of this skillful threesome. "Hazeltine, Mraz and Drummond have established an easy chemistry that hinges on their shared sense of time and conversational exchanges within the structure of each song", according to the album's liner notes.
Richie Beirach & Gregor Huebner - Live at Birdland New York (2017)

Richie Beirach & Gregor Huebner - Live at Birdland New York
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:40 min | 178 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

On May 23rd, Richie Beirach is 70. Live at Birdland New York demonstrates impressively that the American piano great, far from being in decline, is a lively presence in jazz. Legends Randy Brecker, George Mraz and Billy Hart are on the album, as naturally is violinist Gregor Huebner, Beirach s congenial partner for the past twenty years. Huebner is also celebrating a big birthday on the same day: he is exactly twenty years younger than Beirach. Both men share the imperative to combine the European classical canon with modern jazz, so alongside original compositions there are also works by Bach and Bartók.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Cologne 1970 (2015)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Cologne 1970 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:43 min | 164 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzline (Delta Music)

One knew where one stood with him. A stylistically reliable factor, from whom any jazz innovation seemed to bounce off like flotsam from a rock. With his physique alone Oscar Peterson radiated dominance, let alone with his performance. A Sun King on the piano, the absolute master of the trio, who – his co-musicians positioned behind his back – hardly needed any eye contact to convey his nonverbal stage directions. The short-lived trio together with George Mraz and Ray Price confirmed this impression even more than previous formations.