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Nordjazz Quintet - Jazz-Liisa 14 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 22, 2017
Nordjazz Quintet - Jazz-Liisa 14 (2017)

Nordjazz Quintet - Jazz-Liisa 14
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 40:09 min | 237 MB
Label: Svart Records | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2017

The Nordjazz Quintet was formed in 1974, with the help of a grant by the Nordic Music Committee NOMUS. One musician from each of the Nordic countries was selected to the group. Before the five musicians got together, they brought their own groups to the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. Some months later the quintet met and rehearsed in Copenhagen. They also recorded the album Nordjazz (Storyville Records 1975).
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet & Philip Catherine - Jazz-Liisa 13 (2017)

Eero Koivistoinen Quartet & Philip Catherine - Jazz-Liisa 13
Jazz, Fusion | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 39:36 min | 249 MB
Label: Svart Records | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine came in Finland in 1974 on recommendation by American saxophonist Charlie Mariano. Catherine gave master classes and played some gigs with Eero Koivistoinen. Catherine was also recorded live with the Eero Koivistoinen Quartet at the Liisankatu studios by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Koivistoinen’s ensemble included Heikki Sarmanto on electric piano, his brother Pekka Sarmanto on double and electric bass, and Reino “Reiska” Laine on drums.

Larry Coryell - Seven Secrets (2016) {Savoy Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 20, 2017
Larry Coryell - Seven Secrets (2016) {Savoy Jazz}

Larry Coryell - Seven Secrets (2016) {Savoy Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 496MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The idea for reuniting this seminal '70s fusion group first came in 2015, when the lineup for a previously booked one-week engagement at New York's The Blue Note club unexpectedly fell through. Rather than cancel, Coryell suggested bringing most of the 11th House's original members back together—trumpeter Randy Brecker, drummer Alphonse Mouzon and bassist John Lee, who replaced founding bassist Danny Trifan for the group's second album, Level One (Arista, 1975)—along with, Coryell's son, guitarist Julian Coryell, replacing Mike Mandel due to the keyboardist's ill health.
Various Artists - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz and Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) {3CD Set RPMBX 537}

Various Artists - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz and Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) {3CD Set RPMBX 537}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.52 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 563 Mb
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© 1968-75, 2017 RPM Records | RPMBX 537
Rock / Psychedelic / Funk Rock / Jazz / Prog-Rock / Jazz Funk / British Folk Rock

ONE WAY GLASS is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of Sixties collectables, this unique 3-CD set takes a fresh look at British music from the late 60s through to the mid-70s, with an eye on overlooked dancefloor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in Progressive Rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years.

Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 14, 2017
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962) [Reissue 2008]

Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (1962) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 198 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517679184)

Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of "The Girl From Ipanema," Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in "Desafinado." It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre (including Ary Barroso's "Bahia" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Desafinado" and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" [aka "One Note Samba"])…
Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - The Blues Hot And Cold + 7X Wilder (1960-1961) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10378 rel 2009}

Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - The Blues Hot And Cold + 7X Wilder (1960-1961) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10378 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
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© 1960-61, 2009 Verve / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10378
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trombone

Bob Brookmeyer pioneered playing jazz on the valve trombone, and employed an open-ended approach that embraced both cool and chamber jazz elements. This CD combines two of his finest early period albums from 1960 and 1961, playing standards and originals alongside a stock backup piano/bass/drums trio with Jimmy Rowles, and interpreting the music of Alec Wilder in tandem with guitarist Jim Hall. For the latter date, Brookmeyer goes back and forth between trombone and piano, with drummer Mel Lewis on both sessions.
Christophe Wallemme - Start "So Many Ways..." (2008) {Bee Jazz Records Bee 026}

Christophe Wallemme - Start "So Many Ways…" (2008) {Bee Jazz Records Bee 026}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
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© 2008 Bee Jazz Records | Bee 026
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

Christophe Wallemme describes this effort as a "wink at the great standards of American jazz," a laudable objective but an affirmation that seems intended to confuse the listener. The explicit musical references on Start "So Many Ways…" point instead to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Miles Davis' Bitches Brew rather than "Body and Soul" or "My Funny Valentine." No matter.

Christophe Wallemme - Namaste (2006) {Bee Jazz Records Bee 016}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 4, 2017
Christophe Wallemme - Namaste (2006) {Bee Jazz Records Bee 016}

Christophe Wallemme - Namaste (2006) {Bee Jazz Records Bee 016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 348 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
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© 2006 Bee Jazz Records | Bee 016
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

The achievement of Namaste—and it is a genuine achievement—is also the achievement of Miles Davis's In a Silent Way (Columbia, 1969): namely, providing room to breathe in a crowded room of musicians—soloists all, not a big band. (On Miles's subsequent Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1969), in contrast, a crowded room of musicians was happy to sound like a hot and tumultuous marketplace.) Despite the carefully-crafted compositions and arrangements, it's that sumptuous but spacious sound fabric that is most remarkable about this record.
Phil Upchurch - Phil Upchurch Presents L.A. Jazz Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan King Super Jazz Collection KICJ 2481}

Phil Upchurch - Phil Upchurch Presents L.A. Jazz Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan King Super Jazz Collection KICJ 2481}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
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© 1986, 2015 King Record Japan | KICJ 2481
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Guitarist Phil Upchurch is in great company here – a cool, back-to-basics sort of group that almost gives Phil a hardbop heritage he didn't have in his youth! The lineup features excellent work on a variety of reeds from Brandon Fields – alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – each handled deftly, with an especially nice edge on the alto and soprano! Bobby Lyle plays acoustic piano – and reminds us what a great straight player he can be, even though we love his electric work – and the group's got a great bottom groove from Brian Bromberg on bass and Harvey Mason on drums. Upchurch is the real star, though – and sometimes solos with the ferocity of a horn on his guitar – matching Fields at some moments in this really great way.
Django Reinhardt - All Star Sessions (1935-1939) {Capitol Jazz 7243 5 31577 2 2 rel 2001}

Django Reinhardt - All Star Sessions (1935-1939) {Capitol Jazz 7243 5 31577 2 2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 146 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
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© 1935-39, 2001 Pathe Marconi EMI France / Capitol Jazz | 7243 5 31577 2 2
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

The studio sessions within this CD were produced by Charles Delauney in Paris during the late '30s, when a number of prominent Americans were either passing through or temporarily taking up residence in Europe. Django Reinhardt was a relative newcomer to jazz, but quickly became a leading player on the continent, and is present on four very different sessions in this collection. A quartet led by cornetist Rex Stewart includes fellow Ellington veterans Barney Bigard on clarinet and bassist Billy Taylor, though the Americans and their gypsy guitarist eschew the Ellington songbook and find their own sound in a date dominated by originals written by Stewart or Taylor. Reinhardt is prominently featured as a soloist and proves himself in ensembles as well as backing others' solos.