Jazz Analysis

Konstantin Klashtorni - Smooth Jazz IV (2017)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 28, 2017
Konstantin Klashtorni - Smooth Jazz IV (2017)

Konstantin Klashtorni - Smooth Jazz IV (2017)
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Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental | KVK Music

This album is the 4th in Smooth Jazz series produced by contemporary saxophonist and producer Konstantin Klashtorni. Relaxed, enjoyable groovy and romantic tracks is a main feature of his music. This latest release from Konstantin is an excellent addition to any Jazz collection. His artistry is one of the finest out there. His work is fantastic. You will be happy and listen to these albums over and over again without tiring of them. If you like any single release by Konstantin, you will not be let down by his others. He is a true master at keeping your mood on track through his music. His sound is settling and positive without being intrusive to your dealings through your day. Try it you will love it and the other albums of this and other series. Enjoy.
Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}

Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
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© 1960, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29239
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. A very special album from Johnny Smith – one of the few to feature his sublime guitar sound amidst a larger string setting – which only seems to emphasize the moodier, darker tones of his instrument! The album's a lot like his My Dear Little Sweetheart set – and, like that one, it features help from conductor Irv Kostal, as well as violinist Gene Orloff – both artists with the right sort of subtle, understated approach to make sure that Johnny's six strings never get lost in the larger swirl! Most tunes are very slow-moving, which allows us to hear that Smith guitar magic in full relief – that special way that Johnny had of choosing just the right notes and colors, in just the right way.

Abraxasaxophonic - Smooth Jazz Vagina (2002) {N.G.W.T.T.} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 28, 2017
Abraxasaxophonic - Smooth Jazz Vagina (2002) {N.G.W.T.T.} **[RE-UP]**

Abraxasaxophonic - Smooth Jazz Vagina (2002) {N.G.W.T.T.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 239 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 77 mb
Genre: jazz, experimental jazz, avant-garde jazz, free jazz

Smooth Jazz Vagina is the first and last album by Abraxasaxophonic. It was the not-so-secret identity of saxophonist Arrington De Dionyso of Old Time Relijun, where he plays distorted sax over a very loud smooth jazz radio station. Songs #1-2 are the original release, songs #3-7 are bonus tracks. This was released on the N.G.W.T.T. ("Nothing Gets Worse Than This") label.

The Brecker Brothers - Score (1968) {Jazz Door}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 9, 2017
The Brecker Brothers - Score (1968) {Jazz Door}

The Brecker Brothers - Score (1968) {Jazz Door}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Randy Brecker's debut album features the trumpeter leading two distinct all-star small groups, each with younger brother Michael (who was only 19 when this was recorded) on tenor sax, Larry Coryell on guitar, and Hal Galper on piano. The tunes alternate between jazz-rock (a style the Brecker Brothers were later to successfully exploit) and modern mainstream jazz. There are the customary fades, popular at the time, and a light, though constant, beat throughout that makes the music both accessible and even danceable, an impressive feat considering that virtually all the tunes are originals. The Brecker Brothers exhibit a command of their horns and a maturity that was to serve them well for many years. The recording has weathered the years well, in part because even the fusion pieces never lose their focus, nor do they compromise artistry for popular fads.

Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 8, 2017
Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}

Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment (1974) {Koch Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Criminally overlooked by academics, critics and purists who refuse to listening to anything outside of conventional jazz vernacular, Andy Bey's delivery on Experience and Judgment goes beyond anything he previously committed to tape, revealing a spiritual side that's punched up and supported by a jazz-funk ensemble. The album's opener "Celestial Blues" finds Bey delivering lines that wouldn't be out of place on Bill Withers records from this era, and the remainder of the album sounds similar to the works of such contemporaries as Roy Ayers and Gil Scott-Heron. It's soul soothing music that's been played with great reverence by the rare soul and funk community for years and rightly so, as Bey captures the essence of the soul world brilliantly, and fuses it into something that is uniquely his own.

Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 20, 2017
Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image

Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image (International Library of the Moving Image) by Nicolas Pillai
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1784533440 | 192 pages | PDF | 3,2 MB

Anne Paceo - Circles (2016) {Laborie Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 29, 2017
Anne Paceo - Circles (2016) {Laborie Jazz}

Anne Paceo - Circles (2016) {Laborie Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

No, Anne Pacéo is not a "jazz drummer" like the others. Nothing surprising then that her fourth album is also … different? With Circles, stylistic borders fade, received ideas crumble and creativity turbines at full throttle! Between songs and instrumental thrusts, telluric rhythms and libertarian breaths, these Circles unfold an organic groove, poetic and inspired. Solidly anchored in the current jazz scene but always eager for "other" collaborations, as was the case with Jeanne Added, Mélissa Laveaux and China Mose, Anne Paceo surrounded herself here with singer Leila Martial, saxophonist Emile Parisien and Tony Paeleman for keyboards. The drummer says it herself, this opus was designed differently. "Circles is the culmination of a long-term success over the last four years..

Caribbean Jazz Project - Mosaic (2006) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 29, 2017
Caribbean Jazz Project - Mosaic (2006) {Concord}

Caribbean Jazz Project - Mosaic (2006) {Concord}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Working a bright, innovative corner of Latin jazz and drawing on Jamaican, Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, and Peruvian rhythms to create a hybrid mosaic (as the title suggests), the loose, rotating collective that is the Caribbean Jazz Project manages to be many things at once, including a dance band with a hard bop sensibility, and at times the ensemble comes close to being a new age chillout orchestra. Whatever label they wear, CJP have a bright, infectious sound, led by vibraphonist Dave Samuels' bubbling and watery tones and, on three tracks here, the amazing talking steel drums of Andy Narell. Violinist Christian Howes guests on Samuels' "Slow Dance," giving it a wonderfully eerie and wheezing feel.

Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 22, 2017
Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}

Uptake - So Far So Good (2015) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

They are young. Already large. And the head crowned with laurels many (first price RéZZo Focal Jazz à Vienne and Jazz Springboard La Defense in particular). But this time, the case escalates to Uptake who published his first album So Far So Good at Jazz Village. Bursting with energy and groove, this quartet from the Lyon scene is already a master in the art of interplay, the accomplice way to circulate and combine all the music in freedom … A four Bastien Brison piano and Rhodes, Pierre Gibbe on bass, trombone and Robinson Khoury Paul Bern on drums built a repertoire consisting essentially of compositions they say influenced the new generation of American musicians like Jason Lindner, Robert Glasper or Robin Eubanks.
The Jazz Crusaders - Complete Live At The Lighthouse (1962) {American Jazz Classics}

The Jazz Crusaders - Complete Live At The Lighthouse (1962) {American Jazz Classics}
EAC 1.0b6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 490MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Because the Jazz Crusaders in the early '70s dropped the "Jazz" from their name and later in the decade veered much closer to R&B and pop music than they had earlier, it is easy to forget just how strong a jazz group they were in the 1960s. This CD reissues one of their rarer sessions, augmenting the original seven-song LP program (highlighted by "Blues Up Tight," "Doin' That Thing," and "Milestones") with previously unissued versions of "'Round Midnight" and John Coltrane's "Some Other Blues." The Jazz Crusaders (comprised of tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder, trombonist Wayne Henderson, pianist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and, during this period, bassist Leroy Vinnegar) are heard in prime form.