Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference EP (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 25, 2017
Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference EP (2017)

Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference EP
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 31:54 min | 206 MB
Label: Young Turks – YTCD171 | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Earlier this year, avant-garde jazz titan Kamasi Washington premiered Harmony of Difference, an original six-movement suite, as part of this year’s Whitney Biennial. The EP is the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic. Harmony of Difference explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.”

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 397 Mb | 02:53:37 | Scans ~ 14 Mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.
Throttle Elevator Music & Kamasi Washington - Retrorespective (2017)

Throttle Elevator Music & Kamasi Washington - Retrorespective
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 47:06 min | 108 MB
Label: Wide Hive Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Throttle Elevator Music Reunites With Saxophone Star Kamasi Washington for nine new compositions on their fifth And final recording. Throttle rhythm section bassist Matt Montgomery and drummer Mike Hughes are joined by guitarist Eva Mendoza and emerging trumpet player Erik Jekabsen. Retrorespective sonically is a blend of beautiful spiritual songs and energetic well performed music.
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 173:30 minutes | 2,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Flying Lotus welcomes Kamasi Washington - who features on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly - to his Brainfeeder label with this monumental full-length entitled The Epic. Much like Kendrick and FlyLo, Washington produces LPs that exist somewhere between the realms of demi-opera and populist. Clocking in with 17 all surpassing the 7 minute mark, The Epic explores areas of cosmic jazz, freeform saxophone-led composition and a rotation of far-reaching influences to build an odyssey that effortlessly spans across almost 3 hours with the help of a a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-member choir. Like the rest of the Brainfeeder roster, pigeonholing the Kamasi Washington is a truly impossible task. The Epic invites you to embrace the ambition and lose yourself in the grandeur.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 3, 2015
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 173:19 min | 399 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder

The story begins with a man on high. He is an old man, a warrior, and the guardian to the gates of a city. Two miles below his mountainous perch, he observes a dojo, where a group of young men train night and day. Eventually, the old man expects a challenger to emerge. He hopes for the day of his destruction, for this is the cycle of life.

Gaby Hernandez - Spirit Reflection (Deluxe Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 16, 2017
Gaby Hernandez - Spirit Reflection (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Gaby Hernandez - Spirit Reflection (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Soul, Folktronic, Electronic, Bossa Nova | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:37:21 | 223 MB
Label: Mr Bongo

Spirit Reflection' is the third album from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Gaby Hernandez. Blissful layers of instrumentation, electronics, vocal harmonies and folkloric percussion intertwine with West Coast feel to create a unique, beautiful and multi-layered album. The album features a stellar line-up of LA talent; jazz star Kamasi Washington, Stuart Howard (AKA Lapalux), Kelis and Gaslamp killer collaborator Dexter Story, plus Ninja Tune, Plug Research and Soul Jazz artist Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker all accompany Gaby, with stunning results. Even before Spirit Reflection had been finished, the demo mixes caught the ear and gained support from Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Toshio Matsuura (U.F.O.) and JRocc (Beat Junkies).

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2018
Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records} [Repost]

Harvey Mason - Chameleon (2014) {Concord Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Digital Booklet | 333MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 124MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Harvey Mason's 2014 effort, Chameleon, is an expansive and funky album that finds the journeyman jazz drummer exploring the space between the '70s post-bop/fusion albums that marked his early career and the contemporary smooth jazz work that has defined the latter half of his career. Having started out playing with the masterful pianist Erroll Garner, Mason eventually join Herbie Hancock's legendary Headhunters ensemble, with whom he recorded the original version of this album's title track. And while he went on to a successful career working with a bevy of artists including Lee Ritenour, George Benson, and others, it is primarily his work with Hancock that is Mason's focus here.
VA - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller Present Jazz On The Corner (2018)

VA - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller Present Jazz On The Corner (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 718 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 266 MB | 01:55:17
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Acid Jazz

When Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller asked Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) to do a jazz radio show they could hardly imagine the response. From around the world emails and tweets inundated the show and they swore to themselves that they couldn't leave it there. Now, two years on this compilation of their favourite jazz has arrived. From the rolling hard bop of Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, via screaming soul organ, jazz funk original acid jazz onwards to the post modern sprititual jazz of Kasami Washington, this is an incredible journey.

Ryan Porter - The Optimist (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 22, 2018
Ryan Porter - The Optimist (2018)

Ryan Porter - The Optimist (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover - 629 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 232 MB
Label: World Galaxy / Alpha | Tracks: 11 | Time: 100:28 min

The Optimist pulls together veterans of the LA music scene, including West Coast Get Down alumni Kamasi Washington (tenor saxophone), Miles Mosley (upright bass), Cameron Graves (piano, fender rhodes), Tony Austin (drums), Jumaane Smith (trumpet), Edward Livingston (upright bass), Aaron Haggerty (drums), Brandon Coleman (fender rhodes), Dominic Therioux (electric bass), Robert Miller (drums), and Lyndon Rochelle (drums).
Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell (2018)

Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:38:05 | 88 Mb
Trip-Hop, Soul | Label: XL Recordings

Everything Is Recorded is a collaborative project spearheaded by Richard Russell, an influential British producer who runs the highly successful independent label XL Recordings. The collective's recordings are born from recording sessions taking place at Russell's London recording studios, featuring a wide range of R&B, hip-hop, indie, and jazz musicians, including XL regulars like Sampha and Giggs as well as more surprising guests such as Dirty Three violinist Warren Ellis and American saxophone virtuoso Kamasi Washington. While anything is possible within these sessions, the results often encompass dark trip-hop, vulnerable soul, and brooding rap.