Jazz Harmonica

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 22, 2016
Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans - Man Bites Harmonica (1958)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Riverside | # 00025218173827 | Time: 00:40:05

R.I.P. Mr. Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016)

Although he plays guitar exclusively on two of the eight selections included on this CD reissue, it is Toots Thielemans' harmonica playing that is most unique. He holds his own on a hard bop blowing date with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Art Taylor, jamming on such songs as "East of the Sun," "Struttin' with Some Barbeque" and "Isn't It Romantic." Even four decades later, no jazz harmonica player has dethroned the great Toots.

The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Nov. 13, 2013
The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century

Joachim-Ernst Berendt, "The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century"
English | ISBN: 155652823X, 1556528205 | 2009 | PDF | 816 pages | 8,1 MB

Howard Levy "Harmonica out of the Box Vol.1"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alexov85 at June 15, 2012
Howard Levy "Harmonica out of the Box Vol.1"

Howard Levy "Harmonica out of the Box Vol.1"
eLearning | English | 720x464 | DivX5 ~978 Kbps | MP3, 110 kbps | 699 MB
Harmonica, Composition, Music

Howard Levy’s long- awaited “Harmonica out of the Box,Vol.1” is finally here! Howard performs and explains 12 new original compositions, each in a different key, all on ONE diatonic harmonica in the Key of C! The music is in many styles- Blues, Jazz, Swing, Tango, Funk, East Indian classical, Klezmer, and Flamenco. Howard plays the tunes and improvises on each one, to the accompaniment of stellar guitarist Chris Siebold, and percussionist Miles Levy. There is an explanation for each piece- how it was written, how to improvise on it, etc.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 163 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Paris Jazz Big Band - Paris 24H (2004) {Cristal Production CRCD 0401}

Paris Jazz Big Band - Paris 24H (2004) {Cristal Production CRCD 0401}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 485 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 254 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Cristal Production | CRCD 0401
Jazz / Modern Big Band

We have decided to choose PARIS, glorious & mysterious, as a starting point of our compositions. The omnipresence of rhythm in the sounds of the city made us want to base this record on original grooves of drums & percussions, and then to give free rein to our impressions and images of PARIS. We have thus rendered 24 hours of the life of an imaginary observer in PARIS into music.
Toots Thielemans - Two Generations (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Toots Thielemans - Two Generations (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 291 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 227 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6409
Jazz / Bop / Fusion / Contemporary Jazz / Jazz Blues / Harmonica / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Jazz sessions with Toots Thielemans are always a treat, and this album's no exception – one that features Toots' guitar and harmonica in the company of some great younger players from the 70s European scene! The set was produced by Chris Hinze, who also plays flute on the record – and other group members include Philip Catherine on guitar, Joachim Kuhn on keyboards, and the mighty rhythm team of John Lee on bass and Gerry Brown on drums – all musicians who lay back beautifully here, and really stick to the spacier side of their talents! Given that Toots is on harmonica on most numbers, the sound is wonderfully gentle – hardly the heavy fusion workout you might expect from the lineup, although there's a few subtle doses of funk that are much appreciated.
Joachim-Ernst Berendt, Günther Huesmann, "The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century"

Joachim-Ernst Berendt, Günther Huesmann, "The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century"
Lawrence Hill Bks | 2009 | ISBN: 1556528205/155652823X | English | PDF | 770 pages | 8.2 MB

For fifty years 'The Jazz Book' has been the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume. …
Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}

Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 8.91 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 795 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Le Chant du Monde | 574 1900.24
Jazz / Ragtime / Swing

Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources. The only reason I can think of for there not yet being a review of these four boxed sets, is that those who own them are just too busy having one hell of a blast listening to them. Some people moan about the 50 year copyright law for audio recordings in Europe, but without it this highly entertaining, eye-opening and educational undertaking could never have taken place. These 100 discs (spread over four boxed sets of 25 discs) tell the story of jazz from 1898 to 1959.

Raphael Imbert - Music Is My Home (2016) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 13, 2016
Raphael Imbert - Music Is My Home (2016) {Jazz Village}

Raphael Imbert - Music Is My Home (2016) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1| FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Blues, Jazz

Providing a foretaste of his album "Music Is My Home", Raphaël Imbert has now released "Prologue", a 10'' collector "gatefold" vinyl. Alongside emblematic musicians (Big Ron Hunter, Alabama Slim etc.) and young up-coming French stars (first and foremost Anne Paceo), the saxophonist takes on the role of a top-notch ethno-musicologist, escorting us along the roads of the American "Deep South". With an unparalleled knowledge of groove, he comes within touching distance of the roots of blues, jazz and soul.

Yvonnick Prene - Jour De Fete (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 8, 2016
Yvonnick Prene - Jour De Fete (2013)

Yvonnick Prene - Jour De Fete (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67:33 min | 126 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: SteepleChase

European jazz harmonica players aren't exactly a dime a dozen, but the Old Continent has birthed a few for the ages. Belgium gave unto jazz the legendary Toots Thielemans, Germany put forth vibes/harmonica doubling sensation Hendrik Meurkens, and the Swiss turned out Gregoire Maret; now, the French weigh in with the young Yvonnick Prene. Jour De Fete marks Prene's debut and it proves to be an excellent showcase for his writing and playing.