Jon Balke Warp [2016]

Jon Balke - Warp (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 5, 2016
Jon Balke - Warp (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jon Balke - Warp (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:21 minutes | 927 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Warp situates the solo piano of Norways Jon Balke within a subtle architecture of composed soundscapes, in fluctuating dimensions of space. As always, says Balke, the more you explore and discover, the further you want to go, and things are not so simple anymore. Its a very interesting process…

Jon Balke - Warp (2016) {ECM 2444}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2016
Jon Balke - Warp (2016) {ECM 2444}

Jon Balke - Warp (2016) {ECM 2444}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Best known for his Magnetic North Orchestra, pianist and composer Jon Balke has a background that is rich with global influences and diverse musical stylings. Trained as a classical pianist in his youth, Balke was playing with Masqualero on Bande à Part (ECM, 1985) by the time he was eighteen. That recording, in the company of Arild Andersen, Nils Petter Molvaer, Tore Brunborg and Jon Christensen, set some enduring musical relationships in motion, with all but Andersen going on to play in Balke's Oslo 13 debut, Nonsentration (ECM, 1992).

Jon Balke - Warp (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 22, 2016
Jon Balke - Warp (2016)

Jon Balke - Warp (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:45 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

On 'Bliss', Eric Schaefer and his band The Shredz blend the fusion jazz of the sixties with the jazz dub of the nineties and the club music of today to concoct an explosive musical brew. The Shredz invoke the spirit of the electric Miles Davis sessions. Michael Wollny Trio-drummer Schaefer and bassist John Eckhardt switch back and forth between feverish Bitches Brew Groove, Laswellian Dub fusions and pulsating club sounds. 'We wanted to go on a trip together, achieve a kind of trance state,' says Schaefer of the recording process. It is merely the logical continuation of what made Schaefer s playing so unique from the outset: style and good taste, skills and know-how, complex compositions and improvisatory passion. Rooted in hardcore and matured in jazz, Schaefer plays a range that goes way beyond the scope of any academic colloquium.

Jon Balke - Warp (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 22, 2016
Jon Balke - Warp (2016)

Jon Balke - Warp (2016)
M4A 256 kbps AAC | 52:15 min | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

'Warp' situates the solo piano of Norway's Jon Balke within a subtle architecture of composed soundscapes, in fluctuating dimensions of space. "As always," says Balke, "the more you explore and discover, the further you want to go, and things are not so simple anymore. It's a very interesting process." And what begins as gently exploratory solo piano gradually acquires an almost hallucinatory aspect. Balke's solo piano was recorded at Oslo's Rainbow Studio, and the sound images were recorded and processed by Balke and Audun Kleive. Additional field recordings by Balke were integrated in the mix of the album at RSI Studio Lugano in September 2015.

Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 6, 2016
Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)

Jon Richards - Earthlight (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 8 | 60:42 min | 142 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: MG Music

‘Earthlight’ is the sixth album from musician and composer Jon Richards, released on Medwyn Goodall’s UK-based record label, MG Music. Comprised of eight compositions spanning just over an hour, the album showcases a beautiful array of electric guitar melodies and textures, perfectly interwoven among encompassing synthesizers, electronic rhythms and ethereal voices throughout.
Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui - Siwan (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui - Siwan (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:20 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Magical music, trailing deep roots. The listener is at first struck by the power of Amina Alaoui’s voice, soaring above Jon Balke’s remarkable compositions for baroque ensemble - with soloists drawn from jazz, scattered improvisational traditions, and the world of early music. Behind this remarkable musical integration is a web of philosophical, historical, and literary interconnections, as Balke and Alaoui set texts from Sufi poets, Christian mystics, troubadours and more and - inspired by the tolerant and creative spirit of medieval Al-Andalus - ponder what was lost to the bonfires of the Inquisition. Setting new standards in transcultural music, SIWAN shows what can be made today when artists of the most divergent background pool their energies.

Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 (2012)  

Posted by Bezz at Aug. 8, 2012
Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 (2012)

Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 (2012)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 2 CDs | 690 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Post-Bop | Label ~ ECM Records 2182-83

Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 2CD (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at July 27, 2012
Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 2CD (2012)

Jon Balke - Magnetic Works 1993-2001 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 101:20 min | 230 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

This two-CD anthology, assembled by Norwegian pianist Jon Balke, contains music from a trilogy of albums made in the period 1993 to 2001 by the Magnetic North Orchestra, drawing upon the same core of musicians, with Audun Kleive and Anders Jormin as the ensemble's pulsating engine and Morten Halle, Per Jørgensen and, later, Arve Henriksen as the leading melodic improvising players. The integration of string players was a key element of the music, and the MNO worked with a high profiled line of musicians. Jon Balke says: "My agenda after leaving Oslo 13 was to work my way around the overwhelming big band sound as the defining characteristic of a large improvising ensemble.

Jon Balke and Batagraf - Say and Play (2011) {ECM}  

Posted by ruskaval at March 7, 2012
Jon Balke and Batagraf - Say and Play (2011) {ECM}

Jon Balke and Batagraf - Say and Play (2011) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 ECM Records | ECM 2245
Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

Batagraf is a percussion think tank, a constellation of players researching the outer parameters of rhythmic music. Inspired by techniques and traditions from West African Wolof music, the group explores new polyphonic textures. The relation between language and rhythm is constantly being investigated in Batagraf, the collective centered around the collaboration between Helge Norbakken and Jon Balke. Norbakken has developed his personal approach to percussion, inspired by African drum music traditions, but also developed in new directions through collaborations with numerous artists.
Furio Di Castri & Paolo Fresu; Jon Balke; Pierre Favre - Mythscapes (1995)

Furio Di Castri & Paolo Fresu; Jon Balke; Pierre Favre - Mythscapes
Jazz | 1995 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 179 MB | Time 1:12:49 | Covers

Recorded on January 4 and 5, 1995 at MU REC Studio, Milano.