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Marialy Pacheco – Duets (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Marialy Pacheco
Album: Duets
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 258 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

There are more names than Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Roberto Fonseca and Omar Sosa in the world of Cuban Jazz pianists! There is also Marialy Pacheco! For Duets, the Havana musician has assembled a fine team: Hamilton de Holanda, Omar Sosa, Joo Kraus, Rhani Krija, Miguel Zenon and Max Mutzke. She makes the reasoning behind her choices perfectly clearly: "The concept for the record, like the choice of pieces we would play, was quite clear to me. The guests I invited were not just artists whom I admire: they were also artists with a strong and well-defined musical identity. I came into their musical world and I chose a song which spoke to me and I arranged it to be interpreted as a duet, bearing in mind the artist's authentic character. That way, every song has a very specific sound." This makes for an album that offers real dialogues. Pacheco improvises her way through intense conversations with the virtuosity and inspiration which are her hallmarks. This is a record which will further enhance the aura of a pianist who is more than a match for her male compatriots and colleagues.

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15Apr/17Off

Candy Dulfer – Together (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Candy Dulfer
Album: Together
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 453 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Dutch saxophonist/vocalist Candy Dulfer is a charismatic and gifted performer known for her funky, genre-bending take on smooth jazz, dance-pop, and instrumental R&B. Initially brought to the public's attention via appearances with Prince, Dulfer (whose influences range from Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis to Maceo Parker and David Sanborn) went on to become a hugely successful crossover jazz star. Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Dulfer was raised in a musical family, the daughter of Hans Dulfer, a respected jazz tenor saxophonist. Starting out on drums at age five, she switched first to soprano saxophone and eventually settled on alto saxophone at age seven. While jazz was an early love, Dulfer also listened to a variety of genres while growing up, from AM pop and metal to hard rock and soul. Nonetheless, influenced by her tenor saxophone-playing father, she began studying the styles of artists like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon. The rough, swaggering tenor style impacted how she approached playing the alto and helped her stand out early on. Later, she would incorporate the influence of similarly inclined alto luminaries like Earl Bostic, Cannonball Adderley, Maceo Parker, and David Sanborn. After spending her earlier years playing in local concert bands, by age ten Dulfer was good enough to be a featured soloist in her father's group. Her first professional work came at age 12 when she joined American expatriate saxophonist/vocalist Rosa King's band. While with King, she played the North Sea Jazz Festival where she first heard David Sanborn perform live. Inspired by the experience and taking King's advice, Dulfer formed her own group, the R&B-influenced Funky Stuff. Though still in her teens, Dulfer and the Funky Stuff were to open for Madonna on several stops of the pop star's Who's That Girl Tour. During this time, she also caught the ear of Prince, who showcased her in a live concert and later, featured her in the video for his song "Partyman." This led to other high-profile gigs for Dulfer, including session work with Eurythmics guitarist/producer Dave Stewart as well as live dates with Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, and Pink Floyd. In 1990, Dulfer made her solo recording debut with the Ulco Bed-produced Saxuality on RCA Records. A break-out success, the album charted well in Europe and the U.S. and eventually reached gold certification status with sales in excess of a half-million units worldwide. Critically, the album was also well-received, garnering Dulfer plaudits for her playful but organic take on smooth jazz, as well as earning her a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Her follow-up, 1991's Sax-a-Go-Go, was also a hit, spending a month on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Also produced by Bed, the album found Dulfer collaborating with a handful of her musical heroes, including the JB's and the Tower of Power horns. Her third album, 1993's Big Girl, was a similarly successful, stylistically varied effort that revealed her love of hip-hop and rap. Produced by Bed and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/arranger Thomas Bank (both of whom would remain regular collaborators with Dulfer), the album also featured a guest appearance by longtime Dulfer idol David Sanborn. Along with touring and appearing with other artists, Dulfer released several more equally successful, genre-crossing outings including 1997's For the Love of You and 1999's What Does It Take? which found her adding her own vocals to the mix. In 2002, she paired with her father for Dulfer and Dulfer, followed a year later by the electronic-tinged Right in My Soul. Electronic dance music, as well as funky R&B and Latin-flavored romantic balladry would all be on the table for her next two albums, 2007's Candy Store and 2009's Funked Up! For 2011's Crazy, Dulfer moved even further into dance music, exploring dubstep textures with producer Printz Board (the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Macy Gray). Over the next several years she toured and continued to expand her profile, appearing as a celebrity judge & talent coach on the Dutch edition of The X Factor in 2013. She also formed the all-female R&B supergroup Ladies of Soul with longtime friends Trijntje Oosterhuis, Glennis Grace, Berget Lewis, and Edsilia Rombley. Together they headlined a handful of well-attended concerts at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, later released as live albums. In 2016, Dulfer delivered her 12th studio album, Together. ~ Matt Collar

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15Apr/17Off

Olli Hirvonen – New Helsinki (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Olli Hirvonen
Album: New Helsinki
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 353 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

New Helsinki is the second album from virtuosic guitarist Olli Hirvonen. Finnish-born but New York based, he was the 2016 Winner of the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar competition. He is a musician with a grand vision and a commanding spirit, as well as a supremely gifted composer. New Helsinki is filled with infectious melodies, irresistibly bold grooves and inventive soloing.

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14Apr/17Off

Pat Metheny Unity Group – Kin (2014) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Pat Metheny Unity Group
Title: Kin
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2014
Label: Nonesuch
Duration: 1:10:17
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

"The core quartet of Chris, Ben, Antonio and I played over 100 concerts over the year that followed the release of our Unity Band record. Over the course of that period, the band became one of those rare combinations of players where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts -- it gelled in every way, and that just seemed to beg for expansion and further research. Concurrently, I had been kind of itching to write more in the style that I had developed over the years with my regular groups and projects where there is a lush and more orchestrated kind of compositional conception that went beyond the sonic limits of what a straight ahead quartet might invoke. But I really didn't want to lose the energy, focus and intensity of what this band had developed. I wanted to take it further. If the first Unity Band record was a thoughtful, black and white documentary of four musicians in a recording studio playing, this record is more like the Technicolor, IMAX version of what a band like this could be---but with that hardcore thing still sitting right in the middle of it all." -- Pat Metheny

14Apr/17Off

Norma Winstone – Stories Yet To Tell (2010) [Jazz, Qobuz, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Norma Winstone
Title: Stories Yet To Tell
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2010
Label: ECM
Duration: 52:06
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

Norma Ann Winstone is a British jazz singer and lyricist. In a career spanning over forty years she is best known for her wordless improvisations. Norma Winstone's voice melds seamlessly with the bass clarinet and soprano sax of Klaus Gesing and the piano of Glauco Venier. Alongside their own pieces, they play songs from Mexico's Armando Manzanero to Armenia's Komitas, to Wayne Shorter...

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Norma Winstone – Dance Without Answer (2014) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit]

Artist: Norma Winstone
Title: Dance Without Answer
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2014
Label: ECM
Duration: 01:02:34
Quality: FLAC 88.2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The great British jazz singer Norma Winstone once again casts her net wide for source material for this third ECM album with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German clarinetist / saxophonist Klaus Gesing. Alongside new pieces by Winstone/Gesing and by Venier, the trio covers tunes by singer-songwriters Nick Drake, Fred Neil and Tom Waits. They take a fresh approach to Madonna's "Live To Tell", and to Dave Grusin's "It Might Be You", as well as Ralph Towner's "A Breath Away" (now with lyrics by Norma) and "Bein' Green", a children's song elevated to jazz standard status by Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Ray Charles and many more. "As Winstone moves ever farther from the Great American Songbook," All About Jazz observed, "it's certain that, with band mates as sympathetic as Gesing and Venier, there's precious little she can't do."

12Apr/17Off

Sebastian Sternal – Home (feat. Larry Grenadier & Jonas Burgwinkel) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Sebastian Sternal - Home (feat. Larry Grenadier & Jonas Burgwinkel) (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Sebastian Sternal
Album: Home (feat. Larry Grenadier & Jonas Burgwinkel)
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 317 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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12Apr/17Off

Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Liquid Spirit
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 1:00:57
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Liquid Spirit marks Gregory Porter's Blue Note Records debut, which arrives on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations. Porter has an amazing gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Even more, his hooky melodies penetrate instantly. Recommencing with the water analogy that characterized his debut disc, Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations.

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George Benson – White Rabbit (1971/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: George Benson
Title: White Rabbit
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1971/2013
Label: Masterworks Jazz
Duration: 36:00
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Legendary guitarist and singer George Benson is joined by a historic band which includes Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and more for this 1971 gem. The ensemble performs the '60s classic "White Rabbit," "California Dreamin'" and "Summer Of '42." Benson's guitar is in full blaze on this must-have audiophile download. White Rabbit remains one of Benson's finest outings.

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George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: George Benson
Title: Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2013
Label:
Duration: 40:51
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Inspiration (A Tribute To Nat King Cole) is one of George Benson's most compelling albums to date. The recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson's career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole's timeless body of work. Benson's heartfelt renditions of some of Cole's greatest songs with Nelson Riddle arrangements and the 42-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra are complemented by duets with TONY Award winner Idina Menzel and rising star Judith Hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

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