Jazz Mega

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 27, 2017
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,19 Gb | 03:52:41 | Covers
Modern Big Band, Experimental Big Band | Label: Alien Transistor

Since its inception in 2006, Berlin-based Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra has not only redefined the term “large ensemble,” because more importantly, the 18-piece has created a whole new musical language: “Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra dwarfs anything heretofore experienced: Big band brass meets Free Jazz antics, Neue Musik-style compositions meet a unique definition of pop – all thrown into a blender: It’s the kind of sonic cocktail you’ve never tasted before.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra - My Name Is Nicole Willis (2017)

Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra - My Name Is Nicole Willis (2017)
Soul | 00:40:32 | MP3, 320 kbps | 93,49 MB
Label: Persephone Records

Nicole Willis, known for her collaborations with The Soul Investigators & Jimi Tenor produces an album including some of the tracks she composed with the former as well as originals specifically for a fresh collaboration with UMO Jazz Orchestra. Jimi Tenor, who is a multi-faceted artist, has penned all arrangements for the big band and their talented rhythm section. Pete Toikkanen who is a mega-talent guitarist from The Soul Investigators, along with the two, composed those original tracks that highlight their alternative influences. Indie god & personal hero of Ms Willis, Ian Svenonius introduces Ms Willis on the first track and wraps up the LP with a final plea.

VA - Christmas Jazz Night (Best Christmas Jazz Classics) (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 15, 2017
VA - Christmas Jazz Night (Best Christmas Jazz Classics) (2017)

VA - Christmas Jazz Night (Best Christmas Jazz Classics) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:54 | 132 Mb
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening / Label: M-Sol Records

M-Sol Records Presents Christmas Jazz Night (Best Christmas Jazz Classics) album 14 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by St Project, Gabrielle, Patrizia Capizzi featuring Alessandro Schittone, Sergio Coppotelli, Aquarela do Brasil, Flor De Lis featuring Gabrielle Chiararo and more.
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers EP (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers EP (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 24:29 minutes | 530 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Whether he’s playing with Fela Kuti or Damon Albarn, the Nigerian drummer Tony Allen rarely compromises. “I don’t play funk or jazz,” he says. “I play Afrobeat.” This 25-minute mini-album, his first release for Blue Note, ostensibly pays tribute to one of the great hard-bop bandleaders, but Allen still refuses to deviate from his own personal pulse a jittery, back-to-front pattern that sounds like he’s constantly soloing. Allen doesn’t actually “swing” at all on these four standards associated with Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, instead putting each through his own Afrobeat prism.

Tim Warfield Sextet - Jazz Is ... (2001)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 13, 2017
Tim Warfield Sextet - Jazz Is ... (2001)

Tim Warfield Sextet - Jazz Is … (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 427.88 Mb | 01:09:49 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1227 CD

Although it exists solely for the purposes of recordings and the occasional live gig, Tim Warfield’s quintet (Warfield- tenor saxophone; Nicholas Payton- trumpet; Cyrus Chestnut- piano; Tarus Mateen- bass; Clarence Penn- drums) has been a marvel to hear over the course of four albums dating back to the critically acclaimed A Cool Blue from 1995. They say the highest compliment that can be paid a jazz artist is the attainment of an individual voice, and in this regard Warfield stands head and shoulders above many of his peers. With a breathy and soulful timbre, his tenor voice is immediately identifiable; his compositions seek to explore a vociferous and spiritual platform that harkens back to the days of Coltrane.

VA - Coffee Chill Time Vol 3 (Smooth Jazz Music) (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 13, 2017
VA - Coffee Chill Time Vol 3 (Smooth Jazz Music) (2017)

VA - Coffee Chill Time Vol 3 (Smooth Jazz Music) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:17:06 | 177 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Lounge / Label: M-Sol Records

It's time for your Coffee Break with finest Smooth Jazz and Lounge Music - Total Enjoyment and Relaxation with your favorite Cup of Coffee. Addictive tunes by artists such as: Black Coffee, Brazil Beat, Giovanni Tornambene, Alfredo Bochicchio, Antonella Vitale, Michael E, Conexao Tupi, Marga Sol, Velvet Dreamer, Pier-O and many others.
Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 795 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo. The difference is the deployment of two guitarists in Barry Galbraith (lead) and Howard Collins (rhythm) split into separate stereo channels, with bassist Major Holley and no full kit drummer, although Eddie Locke with a minimal and stripped-down setup, Willie Rodriguez, and even Tommy Flanagan play small Latin percussion instruments.

Yello - Montreux Jazz Festival (2017) [HDTV, 720p]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 13, 2017
Yello - Montreux Jazz Festival (2017) [HDTV, 720p]

Yello - Montreux Jazz Festival (2017)
TS: MPEG4 1280x720, 50fps | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps
Electronic / Synth-pop | 00:33:38 | ~ 2.94 Gb

~ Yello Live at Montreux Jazz Lab, Montreux, Switzerland on July 12, 2017 ~
John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - The Beatles In Jazz (2010) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - The Beatles In Jazz (2010) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:08 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,94 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,25 GB

Multiple Grammy nominee John Di Martino — composer, arranger, pianist — has recorded many albums for Venus Records with his Romantic Jazz Trio. Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David "Fat Head" Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D'Rivera and Houston Person. On this album John Di Martino and his Romantic Jazz Trio turns Beatles' pop songs into jazz tunes. Featured songs include "Penny Lane", "Yesterday", "Let It Be" and many more.
Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:01 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB

This was one of the legendary tenor saxophonist’s final recording sessions before his death on November 5, 1996. Recorded in 1994 with a marvelous quartet, Freedom Jazz Dance is a portrait of a musical titan with his creative muse in full bloom. Eddie Harris and his tenor sax join together with Jacky Terrasson, piano; George Mraz, bass, and Billy Hart, drums, to compile an eight-track SACD full of jazz's favorite staples as well as originals by quartet members. His immediately recognizable sound is beautifully showcased on this disc.