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.
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.
Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:01 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB

This was one of the legendary tenor saxophonist’s final recording sessions before his death on November 5, 1996. Recorded in 1994 with a marvelous quartet, Freedom Jazz Dance is a portrait of a musical titan with his creative muse in full bloom. Eddie Harris and his tenor sax join together with Jacky Terrasson, piano; George Mraz, bass, and Billy Hart, drums, to compile an eight-track SACD full of jazz's favorite staples as well as originals by quartet members. His immediately recognizable sound is beautifully showcased on this disc.
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.
Simone - Let's Fall In Love (2008) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Simone - Let's Fall In Love (2008) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:30 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,02 GB

A cool-toned Austrian jazz vocalist, Simone Kopmajer sings in flawless English. Simone is joined by a cast of talented musicians for Let's Fall In Love. Simone puts her own unique spin on country music artist Alison Kraus's "Ghost In This House" as well as jazz standards like "Moon Glow". She had classical piano lessons starting at the age of eight and at 12 began playing saxophone. She performed in a youth big band and sang regularly in her father's band as a teenager. At 17 she studied with Sheila Jordan, who encouraged her. Kopmajer also studied with Mark Murphy, Jay Clayton, and Michele Hendricks.