Jazz Analysis

GRP - Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1995) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 27, 2017
GRP - Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1995) {GRP}

GRP - Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival (1995) {GRP}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 435MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 173MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Blues

This album was released on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the North Sea Jazz Festival. It contains live recordings of John Patitucci, Spyro Gyra, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons, B.B. King, Chick Corea, Robben Ford and Gary Burton. All songs were recorded live during various editions of this festival.

Eartha Kitt - Thinking Jazz (1991) {ITM}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 25, 2017
Eartha Kitt - Thinking Jazz (1991) {ITM}

Eartha Kitt - Thinking Jazz (1991) {ITM}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 351MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

Although not released until 2000, the tracks on Eartha Kitt's THINKING JAZZ were recorded at a studio session in 1991 and a German live date in September, 1992, towards the end of Kitt's self-imposed European exile. This is one of Kitt's most straightforwardly jazz-oriented albums, with none of her usual pop and cabaret overtones. The five-piece combo playing behind her-clarinet and tenor saxophone plus rhythm section-is tight and economical, and the arrangements give each member room to stretch out without dissolving into extended jams. Kitt's spectacular voice remains front and center throughout, although the instrumental "God Bless the Child" that provides the link between the studio and live material shows that even without her contributions, this would be a swinging album.

VA - 6 Queens Of Jazz Vocal (6 SACDs Limited edition, 2016) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 14, 2017
VA - 6 Queens Of Jazz Vocal (6 SACDs Limited edition, 2016) [SACD-R][OF]

VA - 6 Queens Of Jazz Vocal (6 SACDs Limited edition, 2016) [SACD-R][OF]
Jazz, Vocal | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 10.15 GB
Label: Esoteric | Release Year: 2016

ESOTERIC proudly introduces a new series of re-master collection - A great Jazz collection from impulse!
The reissue of historical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC's proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality. Limited edition (3,500 sets).

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 12, 2017
Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Fusion, Soul

My absolute favorite Black Jazz album was Infant Eyes, by pianist Doug Carn and his wife, Jean Carn. The record had a sensual, powerful feel. What made the album a hit were the soulful lyrics the Carns crafted for jazz standards such as Bobby Hutcherson's Little B's Poem, Wayne Shorter's Infant Eyes, John Coltrane's Acknowledgment from A Love Supreme, and Horace Silver's Peace. Doug's arrangements and Jean's searing, passionate vocals gave the album a distinctly 1970s African-American feel.
V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Artwork | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Verve

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disneys magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them. This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.
Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cu-Bop, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdes, Cuba's most famous jazz musician, has rebalanced the repertoire of his Afro-Cuban Messengers on Border-Free, mixing its American-jazz agenda (the group's name deliberately references both Valdes' roots and the late Art Blakey's classic soul-bop Jazz Messengers group) with more extended Latin-American input, and some Native American and Andalusian connections, too. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guesting on three tracks, is warmly romantic on tenor on the loping Tabu, agile and fluent on the Cuban dance-shuffle Bebo, and mercurial on a soprano-sax break full of north African microtonalisms on the hurtling, horn-hooting finale, Abdel.

PBS - Jazz (2001)[Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 18, 2016
PBS - Jazz (2001)[Repost]

PBS - Jazz (2001)
DVDRip | 640 x 480 | .MKV/AVC @ 1900 Kbps | 10x~86mn | English AAC 139 Kbps, 2 channels | 14.6 GB
Genre: Documentary, History, Music

A virtuoso performance by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, JAZZ celebrates the music of America - from blues and ragtime to swing, bebop and fusion. With JAZZ, Ken Burns reaches the high note of his epic trilogy on American life that began with THE CIVIL WAR and continued with BASEBALL. The series was created from over 500 musical selections, 75 interviews, 2400 stills and more than 2000 film clips. Four extras are included: a Making Of Jazz documentary and three historic music videos.

Idris Muhammad - Legends Of Acid Jazz (1971) {Prestige}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 16, 2016
Idris Muhammad - Legends Of Acid Jazz (1971) {Prestige}

Idris Muhammad - Legends Of Acid Jazz (1971) {Prestige}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 415MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 164MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Acid Jazz, Fusion

Drummer Idris Muhammad's first two albums as a leader (Black Rhythm Revolution! and Peace and Rhythm) are reissued in full on this single CD. The former set has a few worthy tracks (including Muhammad's colorful feature "Soulful Dreams"); the latter recording…has a pair of soul vocals and some R&B material. Trumpeter Virgil Jones and saxophonist Clarence Thomas get in their spots, and the music is danceable.
Pedro Iturralde Quintet feat. Paco De Lucia - Flamenco-Jazz (1967) {MPS}

Pedro Iturralde Quintet feat. Paco De Lucia - Flamenco-Jazz (1967) {MPS}
EAC 1.0b6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Flamenco, Jazz

Jazz and flamenco first crossed paths not in Spain, but in the USA when Miles Davis and arranger/composer Gil Evans recorded “Sketches of Spain” in November 1959 and March 1960. It became one of the most successful jazz albums of all time. And the jazz musicians in Spain? They attempted to emulate – as did their colleagues world-wide – the American model. Jazz stood for open-mindedness; national folklore was thought of as too parochial. Spanish saxophonist Pedro Iturralde was the only musician who, under the influence of “Sketches of Spain”, added a couple of flamenco melodies to his repertoire as he toured Europe accompanied by two Germans and a Swiss. That’s why Joachim-Ernst Berendt sought him out to play at the 1967 Berlin Jazz Festival. With the festival’s motto “Jazz Meets the World”, Berendt was looking for a jazz-flamenco combination to fit the bill.

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
X Lossless decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.