George Mraz

David Hazeltine, George Mraz, Billy Drummond - Manhattan (2006) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

David Hazeltine, George Mraz, Billy Drummond - Manhattan (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:52 minutes | Front/Rear covers+PDF | 3,05 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear covers+PDF | 1,34 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD310

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.
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.
David Hazeltine / Georg Mraz Trio - Manhattan (2006) {Chesky Records}

David Hazeltine / Georg Mraz Trio - Manhattan (2006) {Chesky Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

All too often, piano trios feature the pianist extensively, with bassist and drummer relegated to supporting roles and occasional brief solos. That's hardly the case with this studio session, as even though the trio is billed under the names of David Hazeltine and George Mraz, with Billy Drummond, the date comes off like a working partnership with everyone getting lots of space to play. Hazeltine has been a workhorse in New York City, recording a number of CDs for various labels and frequently appearing as a sideman, while Mraz is one of the top bassists to emerge during the late '60s. Likewise, Drummond has himself been a very in-demand player. The interaction between the musicians is superb throughout the date, with fresh treatments of chestnuts like "Out of This World" and "Alone Together" that swing like mad.
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.
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.
Joe Lovano Quartet - Classic! Live At Newport (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Joe Lovano Quartet - Classic! Live At Newport (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 57:50 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Classic! (Live At Newport) is Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano's 25th release for Blue Note, recorded in August 2005 at the Newport Jazz Festival. Lovano has dedicated the album to the memory of his legendary pianist, the late Hank Jones, who was 87 years old when this performance was captured. In addition to Jones, Lovano is backed here by bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash.