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22Jul/17Off

Joyce Yuille – Lady Be Good (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Joyce Yuille - Lady Be Good (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Joyce Yuille
Album: Lady Be Good
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 280 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Born in New York, studied music in New York, and after working as a model she started music activities in Milan, Italy, based on the backbone of gospel, jazz, soul, blues. A vocal style that scoops Sarah Vaughn and early Anita Baker is gaining popularity in Italian jazz scenes. In 2015 he made his debut with "Welcome to my World" and 2nd album finally appeared from Venus Records. Personnel: Joyce Yule (vocals), Massimo * Pharaoh (piano), Aldo Zunino (bass), Steve Williams (drums)

21Jul/17Off

Tommy Smith – Embodying the Light: Dedication to John Coltrane (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Tommy Smith - Embodying the Light: Dedication to John Coltrane (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Tommy Smith
Album: Embodying the Light: Dedication to John Coltrane
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 531 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

In April 2017, Smith and his new quartet went into the studio to record his first acoustic quartet album since 2005. Entitled 'Embodying the Light', the album will mark Smith's 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the death of one of his greatest inspirations, John Coltrane.

It features Coltrane compositions including "Naima", "Dear Lord" and "Resolution" and music associated with Coltrane alongside Smith compositions written in homage to Coltrane.

The group features Smith alongside one of the UK's leading young piano talents, Peter Johnstone, a former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year and winner, with the group Square One, of the 2015 Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize. Bassist Calum Gourlay is a young veteran of gigs with Sheila Jordan, Scott Hamilton and The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and Sebastiaan de Krom has been the drumming powerhouse behind Herbie Hancock and Jamie Cullum.

Smith has been a presence on the world jazz scene since his teenage years. At the age of nineteen he was touring internationally with Gary Burton's Whiz Kids quintet and three years later he signed to the legendary jazz label Blue Note. He has since gone on to establish and direct the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and he regularly tours the world with Norwegian bass master Arild Andersen's trio, widely regarded as one of the premier groups working in jazz today.

21Jul/17Off

Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds – Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1 (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds - Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1 (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds
Album: Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 292 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Sounds Of Crenshaw Volume 1 is produced by Terrace Martin. As a producer and musician, Terrace Martin understands the pieces of history that MATTER. And he knows the true value of Crenshaw and Slauson in his own evolution and its importance to the world. On Volume 1, he brings together some of The Pollyseeds and distills the seemingly disparate pieces of that history into an instantly recognizable sound. 'That West Coast Vibe' is eminent. A great luthier once said 'It's simple, I just take a piece of wood and cut away everything that isn't a guitar'. The Pollyseeds have done just that. Sounds Of Crenshaw Volume 1 is that record that trims the celebrity and the excess, and makes a very clear and simple statement with the sound. Let us hope that whatever gets built on Crenshaw carries the history forward with as much integrity and beauty as The Pollyseeds.

21Jul/17Off

Anti-Elevator Mission – Ups and Downs (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Anti-Elevator Mission - Ups and Downs (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Anti-Elevator Mission
Album: Ups and Downs
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 404 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Anti-Elevator Mission was formed by bassist Danny Zanker for two specific reasons: first, to give him an outlet to play his compositions the way he had always envisioned them, and second, to create music that is as rewarding to listen to as it is to play. This music is intended to bring the best out of the musicians who play it, and asks them to leave no part of themselves behind. The style is basically a mix of straight ahead jazz, Middle Eastern, African, heavy metal, blues and avant garde. It is played by a collection of fearless virtuosos who know how to go on some wild excursions but also how to dig into the emotion and lyricism of the tune at hand. Audiences in New York, Tokyo and several places in between have been awed by this powerful group.

"New York modern jazz up-and-comers Anti-Elevator Mission put a bold first foot forward with their 2007 release Ups and Downs. Fascinating melodic shapes interpreted by a gutsy, confident quartet give hungry listeners plenty to sink their teeth into. Lead by bassist Danny Zanker, Travis Sullivan (alto sax), Eishin Nose (piano), and Yutaka Uchida (drums) maneuver through nine tracks of odd time signatures and edgy harmony. As the band name would imply, this disc tosses a drink in the face of the radio-friendly smooth jazz genre. While the listeners profit from the record's artistic integrity, there's precious little ear candy to be found. Even dedicated fans will probably not find themselves humming AEM melodies while strolling the aisles of their local grocery. What Anti-Elevator Mission lacks in accessibility, they certainly make up for in creative composition and emotive performance. Though well-situated inside the boundaries of modern jazz, Ups and Downs is considerably more listenable than most contemporary releases. Though the sax screams, it never throws a tantrum. Bass and drum grooves take the listener out, but never leave them out. As is common for bass-lead ensembles, Anti-Elevator Mission pushes countless boundaries without ever losing its rhythmic and tonal center. Zanker proves himself a formidable bandleader and creative force on AEM's maiden voyage."

19Jul/17Off

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 32:26 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © RCA Records
Recorded: March–April 1960, RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, “It’s Now or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time — the former inspired by Elvis’s admiration for Tony Martin’s 1949 hit “There’s No Tomorrow,” while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. “Dirty, Dirty Feeling” and “It Feels So Right” showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while “Reconsider Baby” and “Like a Baby” offer some of his best blues performances; but “The Thrill of Your Love” (a very gospel-tinged number), “Soldier Boy,” “Girl of My Best Friend,” and “Girl Next Door Went a’ Walking,” also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics’ expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a “star” (he’d always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated). ~~AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

19Jul/17Off

Edwin Berg – Perpetuum (2009) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Edwin Berg / Eric Surménian / Fred Jeanne – Perpetuum (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:04:56 minutes | 336 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Bee Jazz

With Perpetuum, Dutch pianist Edwin Berg and his band mates enter an increasingly crowded field: to wit, piano trios that seem, consciously or otherwise, to worship at the shrine of Brad Mehldau. Any number of new-ish pianists on the scene have released records ranging in quality from good to excellent—Aaron Goldberg’s Worlds (Sunnyside, 2006); Florian Weber’s Minsarah (Justin Time, 2006); Florian Ross’s Big Fish & Small Pond (Intuition, 2007); John Chin’s Blackout Conception (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2008)—in this Mehldauvian vein.

19Jul/17Off

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960/2016) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 36:27 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | © Columbia Records

Blues In Orbit captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter.
Ellington and company were just back from a European tour when the bulk of this album was recorded. All of the takes were recorded during after midnight sessions recorded over two nights starting on December 2, 1959 in New York at Columbia Record’s studio on East 30th Street. Each night Duke’s late dinner arrived at 2 a.m. – a sizzling steak, a pot of coffee with lemons in it, portions of American cheese, and grapefruits. After dinner, and a breather for the band, the sessions finished around dawn in a swinging fashion.

19Jul/17Off

Dominique Pifarely Quartet – Trace provisoire (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Dominique Pifarely Quartet – Trace provisoire (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:01 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre:Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital booklet | © ECM

Last year ECM issued Time Before And Time After, Dominique Pifarély’s richly creative solo recital. Now comes Tracé provisoire, a bracing quartet album, which provides a marvellous context for the wider range of the French violinist’s expression. Pifarély, as long-time followers are aware, is a musician who thrives in the unstable territory between improvisation and composition, and his pieces here establish ideas, structural elements and themes which encourage textural, lyrical and abstract improvising to develop in the moment. The interplay amongst the players is dynamic, exploratory and engaging, inspiring Dominique to fine and differentiated soloing. If the line-up of violin, piano, bass and drums appears more ‘jazz-like’ than some of Pifarély’s earlier ensembles, appearances can be deceptive. Jazz is certainly part of the story, but the band scarcely stays in one place long enough to be pigeonholed. The free movement of energy is central to the music, which incorporates group improvising, luminous counterpoint, intense inner pulsations and open, lyrical expanses.

16Jul/17Off

Chuck Loeb – Unspoken (2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Chuck Loeb – Unspoken (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 59:44 minutes | 654 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | ©  Shanachie Ent.

The Hitmaker is back! With over 30 top ten smooth jazz radio hits to his credit, including an incredible 20 #1s, Chuck Loeb is truly an icon and pioneer of the smooth jazz genre. As lead guitarist and producer of the super-groups Fourplay and Jazz Funk Soul as well as leader of his own all-star touring ensemble, Chuck performs in front of hundreds of thousands of fans every year and his popularity continues to grow. “Unspoken” features guest appearances by smooth jazz superstars Brian Culberston, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Eric Marienthal, plus the great Will Lee (of David Letterman fame). In Addition, the album features vocals by Carmen Cuesta (Mr. Loeb), whose sensuous vocals have resulted in her own growing fan base.

16Jul/17Off

Branford Marsalis Quartet – Upward Spiral (2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Branford Marsalis Quartet – Upward Spiral (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 1:10:23 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks| Digital Booklet | © Okeh

Legendary jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling collaborate for the first time on a full album, Upward Spiral. They ve been talking for a while about making a record together, and finally at the end of 2015 it all came together. They found time to play the new material in the New Orleans Snug Harbor club for four days and then recorded a variety of songs in the studio, all chosen because of their melodic richness and musical quality. Their versions of the chosen material are simply incredible, as the musicality of Branford and Kurt and their deep understanding of these songs shows through immediately.

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