26 April, 2018

The Furbelows - I Sing on the Cake (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 38:06 | Size: 86.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1.Blow, Blow, Though Winter Wind 02:52
2.I've Got No Strings 04:02
3.Mr Sandman 03:06
4.The Glow-Worm 02:39
5.When Day Is Done 02:51
6.Joseph, Joseph 03:14
7.Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo 06:07
8.Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong 03:18
9.Get Happy 04:09
10.Breathless 03:03
11.Swing Is The Thing 02:50

Tatvamasi - Amor Fati (2017)

Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Total Time: 39:44 | Size: 91.65 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Coś Mi Się Stało Z Twoją Głową / Something Happen To Me With Your Head. 7:07
2. Dziwne Rzeczy Dzieją Się W Pudełku Z Zagadkami / Strange Things Happen In The Box Full Of Mysteries. 4:15
3. Noszę Klucze I Świecę Lampami / Carrying Keys And Lightening Lanters. 9:29
4. Zacne Zajęcia Wydają Się Nie Mieć Ani Sensu Ani Końca / Noble Deeds Seem Pointless And Infinite. 6:21
5. Życie To Nie Jest Spacer Po Równinie / Life Isn't Just A Walk On A Plain. 8:03
6. Dolina Matczynych Napomnień / A Valley Of Mother's Reprimands. 4:31

Grzegorz Lesiak / Guitar
Tomasz Piątek / Tenor Saxophone
Anna Witkowska / Violin
Małgorzata Pietroń / Cello
Łukasz Downar / Bass Guitar
Krzysztof Redas / Drums

Michał Ostrowski / Violin (2)

Sebastien Ammann - Color Wheel (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:07 | Size: 130.54 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. One 4:17
2. M 6:07
3. Straight Shot 3:32
4. On A Move 6:02
5. Twelve 6:18
6. Entre Chien Et Loup 8:13
7. The Diceman 5:10
8. Simple Song 4:43
9. Saturn Return 6:26
10. Early Enough To Be Late 6:19

Recorded on March 22nd, 2015 by Tom at Tedesco Studios (NJ)

Skirl Records (888295512428)

Michaël Attias – alto saxophone
Sebastien Ammann – piano
Noah Garabedian – bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums
This highly original Debut recording of Color Wheel features some of New York's most acclaimed improvisers

Roby Perissin & The Latin Jazz Ensemble - Jazz With Latin Spice (2012)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:53 | Size: 133.42 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Brussels In The Rain
2. If Ever I Would Leave You
3. Love For Sale
4. A Portrait Of Jeannie
5. No More Blues (Chega De Saudade)
6. Samba For Carmen
7. Emily
8. Mambo Inn
9. Speak Low
10. Summertime (Guajira)

When I started thinking of this recording I imagined myself as a chef ready to prepare an appetizing meal, made of several courses, matching classic and essential contemporary ingredients to others, unusual and refined. This new CD, in fact, besides representing as always my enthusiasm and love for life, as well as my passion for jazz and Latin music, includes a set of servings to offer to the listener, made with the intention of stimulating the musical palate, the ear and the imagination, using tasty notes, an adequate dose of rhythm and some Latin-American spices.

To achieve this objective I started by selecting tunes from the repertoire of songs very dear to me, some well-known, others less popular, drawing from the standards of jazz and of Latin-American music. An initial absorbing mix, an infallible cooking base, that allowed me to achieve a rich, tasty menu, diverse and solar, only attainable with the professional contribution and friendship of those who represent the “heart” of the Latin Jazz Ensemble, the three great musicians that with whom I have been working for years and that I thank again, inseparable companions of many live performances in Italy and abroad: Angelo Bifezzi (Piano), Diego Ruvidotti (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) and Paolo Traino (Drums). I believe the best way to celebrate their musical skills is to listen to them. During my life, and while living the active music scene of Milan, I have had the chance to meet and get to know and appreciate numerous talented musicians. Three of these, Pino Bifano (Guitar), Gino Carravieri (Drums) and Luca Dell’ Anna (Piano), have excited and moved me with their skills, talent, professionalism and fun attitude as musicians. I could not restrain from asking them to participate as “special guests” on this recording, adding sonority, taste and personality to my recipe, unattainable otherwise. My sincere thanks to them for their contribution. Equally important to the project has been the participation to this CD of the Tenor Sax, Rudi Manzoli, a jazz player with a refined touch to be enjoyed. I was honored to be able to have his performance and thank Rudi for his priceless collaboration.

To garnish the meal, I could not do without enriching some servings with the basis of my musical roots, Latin-American percussions, adding here and there their accents and vitality. An exercise that never ceases to amuse me and that I hope will elicit the same results from you, the listener. On this CD (and it is the third) we have mixed, blended and cooked to perfection the whole meal using the well-equipped recording studio, Soluzioni Musicali in Milan of Stefano Spina, whose skillful and patient courtesy is essential to every well-made serving. With the hope of having managed to satisfy even the more demanding palates, I want to thank those who will find the way and the moment to savor this endeavor. Good music, simple, spontaneous, intense, joyful ……. wishing to all the best of appetites. Love & music! ~ Roby Perissin

Nina Simone - The Jazz Plays Nina Simone (2008)

Genre: Jazz, Vocal | Total Time: 1:16:27 | Size: 147.41 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
02. Feeling Good - Nina Simone, Hal Mooney
03. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Stereo) - Nina Simone
04. Strange Fruit (Stereo) - Nina Simone
05. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Stereo) - Nina Simone
06. Ain't Got No… I Got Life - Nina Simone
07. Mood Indigo - Nina Simone, Horace Ott
08. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Live At Vine St. Bar & Grill 1987) - Nina Simone
09. Break Down And Let It All Out - Nina Simone
10. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair Live (New York 1964) (Mono) - Nina Simone
11. Don't You Pay Them No Mind - Nina Simone, Hal Mooney
12. See Line Woman (Stereo) - Nina Simone
13. Four Women - Nina Simone
14. Work Song - Nina Simone, Hal Mooney
15. Ne Me Quitte Pas - Nina Simone
16. I Loves You Porgy (Live In New York 1964) (Stereo) - Nina Simone
17. Sinnerman (Stereo) - Nina Simone
18. Don't Smoke In Bed (Live In New York 1964) (Stereo) - Nina Simone
19. The Gal From Joe's - Nina Simone, Hal Mooney
20. Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone, Jerry Jeff Walker
21. Don't Explain - Nina Simone, Horace Ott

The company that owns the digital radio station "theJazz" has announced that the station is closing down at the end of March, barely more than a year since it opened. So it is hardly a propitious time to release an album with this title. Perhaps the CD should have been called theJazz Doesn't Play Nina Simone.

Nevertheless, this is a good representative selection from the work of a singing pianist who always seemed to be outside the jazz mainstream. She is not even mentioned in some jazz reference books, perhaps for the snobbish reason that some of her singles got into the pop charts and have even been used in TV commercials (but so have those of Louis Armstrong - the subject of theJazz's previous release). Certainly Simone was the kind of artist who appeals to people who don't normally regard themselves as jazz fans. This album includes such popular hits as I Put a Spell on You and My Baby Just Cares For me but unaccountably omits To Love Somebody, which got into the UK Top Five in 1969.

However popular she was, and despite her classical training, she was undoubtedly a jazz performer - and a unique one. Her voice was deep and she often used a very wide vibrato, putting songs across with a passion which also found voice in her political activism. But this passion gave a forcefulness to many of her performances: whether an optimistic song like Feeling Good or the sombre Strange Fruit (here performed very histrionically). Her piano style was often thumping - even ponderous - a quality she shared with Dave Brubeck (another classically-influenced pianist). And she took material from whatever sources she pleased - popular songs, show tunes, folk and gospel songs, as well as jazz standards and her own originals. Who else would take the Ellington tune Mood Indigo as she does on this CD - as a fast swing number? She was not always the subtlest of performers, although a track like Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair shows that she could be tender and restrained.

Nina left the USA in 1974 and eventually settled in the south of France, where she died in 2003. However you categorize her, she certainly left her mark on music. -- Tony Augarde, musicweb-international.com

Louis van Dijk Trio - Ballads In Blue (2004)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 57:56 | Size: 131.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Go Away Little Girl (7:34)
02. The Shadow Of Your Smile (7:18)
03. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:10)
04. Round Midnight (5:27)
05. Where Were You (3:54)
06. Estate (3:59)
07. The Summer Knows (5:28)
08. More Than You Know (3:02)
09. Chez Regine (3:21)
10. Triology (3:51)
11. Gone With The Wind (4:13)
12. Liz Anne (2:54)
13. It Might As Well Be Spring (3:56)

Bass – Edwin Corzilius
Drums – Frits Landesbergen
Piano – Louis van Dijk

Recorded at October 11 and 12, 2004, Amsterdam.

Jo Stafford - Starring Jo Stafford (2011)

Genre: Jazz, Vocal | Total Time: 33:51 | Size: 76.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Serenade Of The Bells 2:53
2. On The Alamo 2:54
3. No Other Love 2:57
4. Red River Valley 2:43
5. Ivy 2:51
6. Fools Rush In 3:04
7. A Sunday Kind Of Love 2:49
8. The Gentleman Is A Dope 2:42
9. Symphony 2:26
10. Tumbling Tumbleweeds 2:48
11. You Keep Coming Back Like A Song 2:47
12. Day By Day 2:57
Label - Capitol
Starring Jo Stafford is a 1953 album by Jo Stafford,with Paul Weston and His Orchestra accompaniment by The Starlighters and The Pied Pipers. Jo Stafford was an American singer of traditional pop music and jazz standards whose career ran from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. ©

Jim Snidero & Jeremy Pelt - Jubilation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:18 | Size: 110.21 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Party Time 05:38
2. Del Sasser 07:02
3. Wabash 06:40
4. Saudade 07:12
5. Stars Fell on Alabama 07:11
6. Sack O' Woe 07:50
7. Ball's 90th 05:41
8. Work Song 06:06

Jim Snidero, alto saxophone
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
David Hazeltine, piano
Nat Reeves, bass
Billy Drummond, drums
For his 90th birthday, 'Jubilation!' celebrates the genius of Cannonball Adderley. Beloved veterans Jim Snidero (Downbeat critics' poll) and Jeremy Pelt create a formidable front line while David Hazeltine, Nat Reeves and Billy Drummond form an incomparable rhythm section. It's an all-star lineup celebrating a true jazz giant.

Cannonball Adderley is considered to be one of the all-time greatest jazz musicians; one whose playing projected depth and command. But, he also possessed the rare ability to connect and uplift the listener, shouting out "joy" in every phrase. For his 90th birthday, "Jubilation!" celebrates the genius of Cannonball Adderley. Beloved veterans Jim Snidero (Downbeat critics' poll) and Jeremy Pelt create a formidable front line while David Hazeltine, Nat Reeves and Billy Drummond form an incomparable rhythm section. It's an all-star lineup celebrating a true jazz giant.

Franck Amsallem - Out A Day (1990)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:05:11 | Size: 148.98 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Out a Day
2. For the Record
3. How Deep Is the Ocean?
4. And Keep This Place in Mind for a Better One Is Hard to Find
5. Running After Eternity
6. Dee
7. On Your Own
8. Affreusment V'ortre (Horribly Yours)
9. A Time for Love
Label - OMD
Recorded at Clinton Studios, New York, New York in July 1990

Franck Amsallem - Piano
Gary Peacock - Bass
Bill Stewart - Drums

Don Friedman with Jeff Fuller, Tommy Bradascio - Standards In Cagliari (1999)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:04:51 | Size: 146.44 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) 12:35
2. The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel) 11:51
3. Solar (Miles Davis) 8:49
4. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young) 12:33
5. My Foolish Heartm (Washington, Young) 10:52
6. Confirmation (Charlie Parker) 8:11

Don Friedman ( Piano )
Jeff Fuller ( Bass )
Tommy Bradascio ( Drums )

Recorded live on October 15th, 1999 in Cagliari Bastione di Saint Remy during the 17th Sardinia International Jazz Festival.

Die Enttäuschung ‎- 5 (2009)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:03 | Size: 133.16 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Rocket In The Pocket (4:30)
2 Tja (2:41)
3 Uotenniw (3:56)
4 Wiener Schnitzel (2:50)
5 Salty Dog (4:43)
6 For Quarts Only (4:26)
7 Tinnef (5:26)
8 Tu Es Nicht (3:23)
9 Nasses Handtuch (4:05)
10 Tatsachlich (5:52)
11 Rumba Brutal (5:00)
12 Hopfen (3:53)
13 Schienenersatzverkehr (3:39)
14 Bruno (4:39)

Bass – Jan Roder
Bass Clarinet – Rudi Mahall
Drums – Uli Jenneßen
Trumpet, Mixed By – Axel Dörner

Recorded 2009 in Berlin

Brian Lynch - Unsung Heroes Vol. 1 (2011)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:51 | Size: 171.31 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Terra Firma Irma
02. I Could Never Forget You
03. Further Arrivals
04. Saturday Afternoon At Four
05. Household Of Saud
06. Roditisamba
07. Big Red
08. Unsung Blues
09. Wetu
Personnel: Brian Lynch: trumpet, flugelhorn; Vincent Herring: alto saxophone; Alex Hoffman: tenor saxophone; Rob Schneiderman: piano; David Wong: bass; Pete Van Nostrand: drums; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero: congas (3, 6).
Trumpeter extraordinaire Brian Lynch is always willing, quite rightly, to acknowledge the masters who have gone before him. Some of the finest jazz trumpeters never made it big, while others no longer sit as securely in the minds of jazz fans as they once did. Nevertheless, they are all part, as Lynch writes, of "the jazz trumpet tradition" and their talents as players and composers deserve to be remembered and revisited. Unsung Heroes is Lynch's salute to some of these players. It's a superb album: no mere tribute to past masters, it puts their work firmly in the present living, breathing, exciting music that is as vibrant in the twenty-first century as it was in the twentieth. Like Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala's own reflections on past greats, the stunning Lost Heroes (ACT Music, 2011), Unsung Heroes is the work of an exceptionally talented player. Rantala performed solo, but this record features a kick-ass band. Altoist Vincent Herring and pianist Rob Schneiderman are particularly strong, but every player impresses. One of the most stylish solos comes from bassist David Wong on Idrees Sulieman's "Saturday Afternoon At Four," a bop relative of Kurt Weill's "Speak Low."

Lynch's heroes on this album are players whose own work is predominantly from the bebop era and later, men who could play hard and fast but who could also swing, and play with feeling. The writing skills of many of these trumpeters were also exceptional, giving Lynch some terrific compositions to work with, some of which were never recorded by the writers themselves. Tommy Turrentine's beautiful ballad, "I Could Never Forget You," affords Lynch the opportunity to deliver a masterclass in pure-toned, considered yet emotive playing. Charles Tolliver's "Household of Saud" is a standout ensemble performance as well as featuring one of Lynch's more high-energy solos. Lynch's own tunes are just as enjoyable. "RoditiSamba," dedicated to Claudio Roditi, is smoothly seductive; "Unsung Blues" gives Lynch and Schneiderman the chance to stretch out with a deft lyricism.

This isn't the first time that Lynch has paid tribute to his predecessors: Tribute To The Trumpet Masters (Sharp Nine) appeared in 2000. Unsung Heroes is volume one of an extended project, which includes some fascinating writing by Lynch on his website. The project is a great idea, and on the evidence of this beautiful recording it's also brilliantly executed. ~ Bruce Lindsay

Bill O’Connell - Jazz Latin (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:03:04 | Size: 131.89 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Obama Samba
2. Just One of Those Things
3. It's Ok
4. Footprints
5. Goodbye My Friend
6. Quicksand
7. Tip Toes
8. Puttin' on the Ritz
9. Mom's Song
10. Zingaro
11. What Is This

Bill O’Connell – piano and Fender Rhodes (tracks 3 & 6)
Lincoln Goines – electric bass
Robby Ameen – drums
Randy Brecker – flugelhorn (track 5)
Craig Handy – tenor saxophone (track 3)
Conrad Herwig – trombone (track 8)
Dan Carillo – guitar (tracks 5 & 9)
Andrea Brachfeld – flute (track 6)

Bill O'Connell's pianism has always been known for it's razor-sharp rhythmic sense, clean articulation and phrasing which is as affectionate as it is unfussy. And although the idiom often demands fire and verve one must never lose sight of O'Connell's graceful dynamics which give his lines interesting twists and turns that dart and swerve with spontaneous freedom. With friends like Randy Brecker, Craig Handy, Conrad Herwig, Andrea Brachfeld and Dan Carillo on hand, Jazz Latin is more than a release, it is an event.

Bill Cunliffe - That Time of Year (2011)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 56:22 | Size: 125.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Angels from the Realms of Glory - 3:17
02. God rest ye Merry, Gentlemen - 4:01
03. On Christmas Day - 4:23
04. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - 3:52
05. Lo, how a rose e'er Blooming - 6:47
06. O little town of Bethlehem - 3:07
07. O Christmas Tree - 3:26
08. We three Kings - 4:11
09. 'Tis the Season - 3:36
10. Coventry Carol - 5:24
11. Jingle Bells - 4:16
12. Silent Night - 4:56
13. Carol of the Bells - 5:28

Personnel: Bill Culiffe: piano; Denise Donatelli: vocals (14).

25 April, 2018

Richie Beirach Trio - Manhattan Reverie (2006)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:10:09 | Size: 159.30 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. You Don't Know What Love Is
02. On Green Dolphin Street
03. If I Were A Bell
04. Manhattan Reverie
05. Etude
06. Transition
07. Stella By Starlight
08. Veils
09. Blood Count
10. Footprints

Richie Beirach: piano
George Mraz: bass
Billy Hart: drums

Recorded at The Studio in New York on March 25 & 26, 2006

Tatvamasi - The House Of Words (2015)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:32 | Size: 104.63 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. The Final Road of United Inside [14:11]
2. The House of Words [7:56]
3. In the Mothertongue's Fumes [9:00]
4. Conversion [14:30]

Tomasz Piątek - tenor saxophone
Jan Michalec - trumpet
Grzegorz Lesiak - guitar
Łukasz Downar - bass guitar
Krzysztof Redas - drums

Philip Dizack - End Of An Era (2012)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:17 | Size: 105.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. End Of An Era
2. Grow
3. Forest Walker
4. Thuja Nigra
5. What If
6. Book Of Stones
7. Yéle
8. Mirror, Mirror
9. Torch

Philip Dizack: trumpet; Jake Saslow: tenor saxophone (1, 2, 5, 6, 8); Aaron Parks: piano (1-3, 5, 7); Sam Harris: Fender Rhodes (5, 6, 8); Linda Oh: bass (1-3, 5, 7); Joe Sanders: bass (4, 6, 8); Kendrick Scott: drums (1-3, 5,7); Justin Brown: drums (4, 6, 8); Reinaldo DeJesus: percussion (4); Maria Jeffers: strings (1, 5, 7); Matt Aronoff: strings (1, 5, 7); Nora Krohn: strings (1, 5, 7); Brooke Quiggins Saulnier: strings (1, 5, 7).

Truth Revolution Records
Philip Dizack's End of an Era is a resounding album that is solidified by fine ensemble work and composition that breathes emotion and thoughtfulness. Since his 2005 debut, Beyond a Dream on Fresh Sound Records, Dizack has crafted his skill as a trumpeter and composer. This sophomore release is a statement of maturity that is born out of personal life experiences. The music's sweeping and heartfelt themes are realized through two different lineups that include the likes of up-and-comers such as bassists Joe Sanders, Linda May Han Oh, drummer Kendrick Scott, and pianist Aaron Parks, as well as the incorporation of luxuriant strings that further enhance Dizack's verdant compositions. The nine tracks form soundscapes that blend the freedom of jazz with meticulous composition witnessed in title's cinematic depth or the jubilant circuitous vamp in "Growth," where the trumpeter fervently spars and harmonizes with yet another bright horn player, saxophonist Jake Saslow.

Dizack's pens all about one piece, but it's probably the most haunting—a touching rendition of Coldplay's "What If" where the trumpet's mute pours out emotion as lush strings color the British rock group's hit melody. The writing's emotional fervor is another factor—the resonant horn-play in "Book of Stones" or the playful banter between percussion and bass in "Thuja Nigra" ---as each track is imbued with a sense of purpose and hopeful sentiment.

The contemporary jazz trumpet is in very good hands with a growing roster of emerging players such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Nate Woolley, and Jonathan Finlayson. Named by Downbeat Magazine as one of 25"Trumpet Players for the Future," Philip Dizack's End of an Era is proof that he should be counted in that number.  - Mark F. Turner

Neil Maya Quartet - Bread & Circuses (2009)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:09:31 | Size: 158.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. All Change Please
2. Time On My Hands
3. Greensleeves
4. Copshow Kapow
5. Welcome To The Circus
6. Big Girl Funk Machine
7. The Mists Of Time
8. Israel
9. King Tut
10. Big Sur
11. La Fiesta

Neil Maya - sax
Tom Unwin - piano
Kevin Sanders - bass
Nick Carter - drums

Bread and Circuses, the Neil Maya Quartet's second album, includes a lot of our and our audience's favourite tunes over the last two years. It is a mix of originals by Tom and Neil as well as three standards, all with a unique NMQ take on them. The album title is a quote from a first century poet and satirist, Juvenal (panem et circenses in latin), basically saying that all the people are interested in is food and entertainment, as opposed to more in depth issues such as politics….well so be it, but perhaps we could provide the entertainment!

Kazumi Watanabe - Gracim (2013)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:28 | Size: 113.11 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Amore from Asterias
02. Cuore from Asterias
03. Divertimento from Asterias
04. Felicita from Asterias
05. Yume-Ichi-Rin
06. Puzzle Ring
07. Violet Sky
08. Tree
09. Higo Y Granada (2nd Movement)
10. Voyage from Le Cygne

Kazumi Watanabe – electric, acoustic and Synthesize guitars, sitar, bass, programming
Kimiko Tanigawa – acoustic piano, keyboards

Jesse Green - Sea Journey (1993)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:17:57 | Size: 175.99 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise - 9:30
2. All the Things You Are - 11:39
3. Billie's Bounce - 9:17
4. I Love You - 7:59
5. Sea Journey - 6:51
6. Yesterdays - 8:52
7. Cherokee - 10:34
8. Robbin's Nest - 9:20
9. Jazzspeak - 3:37

Jesse Green - piano
Michael Moore - bass
Jackie Williams - drums
Gene Bertoncini - guitar (All the Things You Are)
Gary Burton - vibe (Sea Journey)
Joe Cohn - guitar


European Jazz Trio feat. Jesse van Ruller - Angie (2001)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 53:48 | Size: 123.03 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Django
02. Golden Earrings
03. Angie
04. Scarborough Fair
05. Lament
06. Bamba
07. Once Upon A Summertime
08. Besame Mucho
09. Adagio Cardinal
10. Sho-Time
11. Wind Cries Mary

Marc Van Roon - piano
Frans Van der Hoeven - bass
Roy Dackus - drums
Jesse Van Ruller - guitar

Espen Berg Trio - Bølge (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 50:01 | Size: 106.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Hounds of Winter
2. Maetrix
4. Bølge
5. Tredje
6. Cadae
7. For Now
8. Bridges
9. Skoddefall
10. Climbing

Recorded April 5-7, 2017 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway

Odin ‎– ODINCD9559

Double Bass – Bárður Reinert Poulsen
Drums – Simon Olderskog Albertsen
Piano – Espen Berg (2)

David Tixier Trio - Universal Citizen (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:39 | Size: 107.01 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1 Far from the World 7:25
2 Tokyo 5:22
3 Lost Among Ghosts 5:52
4 Tribute to an Old Man 3:53
5 Arising Twilight 1:19
6 The Fall 4:55
7 Nothing's Real 4:03
8 The Wayward Heroe 3:53
9 Universal Citizen 9:57

David Tixier – piano
Rafael Jerjen – double bass
Lada Obradovic – drums

Mike Moreno – guitar
Sachal Vasandani – vocals

„I chose the title Universal Citizen for the album and for one of the compositions of this album, to describe the importance of being beyond a nationality, a religion or a community. This aspect of being open-minded and universal is a key for living in our world today. We are of course all different, with many many different habits, knowledge, opinions, but we are all looking to the same goal; life and happiness. Around this common goal, there is no geographic boarders that can separate people, we all want the same. I wrote the music of this album in this sense and I feel extremely thrilled about releasing it, because it expresses my need to unify people through music, my passion.“ - David Tixier

24 April, 2018

Hugh Masekela - '66 - '76 (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 3:43:23 | Size: 500.23 MB | MP3 320 kbps

Disc 1
01. A Felicidade
02. Why Are You Blowing My Mind?
03. She Doesn't Write
04. Do Me So la So So
05. Ha Lese Le Di Khanna
06. What Is Wrong With Groovin'?
07. Child of the Earth
08. Son of Ice Bag
09. Coincidence (Live)
10. Grazing in the Grass
11. Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)
12. Vuca
13. There Are Seeds to Sow
14. Mace and Grenades
15. Boeremusiek
16. Gold
17. Blues for Huey
18. Gafsa
19. If There's Anybody out There

Disc 2
01. You Keep Me Hangin' On
02. Woza
03. Sala Le Mane
04. Mamani feat. The Union Of South Africa
05. Caution! feat. The Union Of South Africa
06. Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name) feat. The Union Of South Africa
07. Minawa
08. Languta
09. Kaa Ye Oya
10. Adade
11. Yei Baa Gbe Wolo
12. Patience
13. When
14. Nye Tamo Ame
15. Rekpete

Disc 3
01. Stimela (Coal Train)
02. Night in Tunisia
03. In the Market Place
04. Jungle Jim
05. African Secret Society
06. Nina
07. Been Such a Long Time Gone
08. Ashiko
09. Mama
10. The Boy's Doin' It
11. Song for Brazil
12. Colonial Man
13. Whitch Doctor

Hugh Masekela was one of the world’s finest and most distinctive horn players, a musical celebrity who built up a dedicated global following thanks to his unique blend of jazz, South African styles, and music from across the African continent and diaspora. The albums that Masekela recorded in this period, from 1966 to 1976, were impressively varied. He was already a fine horn player and powerful singer, and his songs ranged from exquisite to angry and experimental. It may seem extraordinary that these tracks have been allowed to disappear, but this remarkable set helps to put that right. Compiled by Hugh and his friend and producer Stewart Levine, it includes tracks from eleven albums, with two of the finest – Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz and I Am Not Afraid – re-released in full.

Sammy Figueroa - ...And Sammy Walked In (2005)

Genre: Jazz / Latin Jazz | Total Time: 54:59 | Size: 129.10 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Syncopa O No 4:27
2. Niko's Dream 7:48
3. Bebe 7:20
4. And Sammy Walked In 4:44
5. Eugenology 4:21
6. Mirage 6:19
7. Bolivia 6:33
8. Swimming Gaia 6:02
9. Mambo Influenciado 4:43
10. Duermetй Mi Cielito 2:41
Label - Savant

Sammy Figueroa - Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Tyler Kuebler - Saxophone
John Lovell - Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Michalak - Flute, Saxophone
Michael Orta - Piano, Keyboards
Nicky Orta - Bass
Gotz Kujack - Drums

Marie Bergman - Fruit (1996)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:14 | Size: 123.36 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Down With Love
2. Wish Someone Would Care
3. Let Me Be The First To Know
4. Crazy He Calls Me
5. Comes Love
6. Trademark
7. Naima
8. Them Their Eyes
9. I Believe In You
10. It Amazes Me
11. End Of A Love Affair
12. Cry Me A River
13. Just One Of Those Things
14. On Your Toes
15. All The Way

Singer Marie Bergman may appear to be middle-aged in her photos, but she has a surprisingly youthful voice. Her versatility is quite impressive, and nearly all of the 15 songs she performs on this release from the Danish Stunt label are memorable. After starting off with a rapid and brief rendition of Harold Arlen's "Down With Love," she does a complete left turn, soulfully digging into Irma Thomas' R&B-ish "Wish Someone Would Care." She covers a great deal of territory throughout the continually intriguing set, including "Crazy He Calls Me," "Comes Love," John Coltrane's "Naima" (which has Jon Hendricks lyrics), "Them There Eyes," "Cry Me a River" and "Just One of Those Things." The arrangements are colorful; the European musicians (which include keyboardist Peter Nordahl and, on a few cuts apiece, trumpeter Ann Sofi Soderqvist and baritonist Gunnar Bergsten) are excellent; plus, organist Jimmy McGriff makes a guest appearance on "Let Me Be the First to Know." This release is well worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow

Christoph Stiefel - Dream Of The Camel (2001)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:36 | Size: 134.13 MB | MP3 320 kbps
2.Take Five
3.Dream of the Camel
4.Unspoke Words
7.Freedom Jazz Dance
8.Song for Monaliza
9.Isorythum No.2
11.Round Midnight
Label - ENJA

Christoph Stiefel - piano
Michel Benita - bass
Joel Alouche - drums

Al Casey - A Tribute To 'Fats' (1994)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 49:02 | Size: 110.68 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. It Don't Mean A Thing
2. Squeeze Me
3. Holey Moley
4. Jit It
5. Like It Ji's
6. Cute
7. After You've Gone
8. Just The Blues
9. Honeysuckle Rose
10. How Long Is This Been Going On
11. Cheek To Cheek

Recording May 22, 1994 Markant Studio Heeze, The Netherlands

Al Casey guitar. Red Richards piano. Jan Jankeje bass. Imre Köszegi drums.

Scott Warner - Mindfield (2012)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51:07 | Size: 116.53 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Mindfield
02. Won't Someone Listen
03. After The Deluge
04. Sojourn
05. Love For Sale
06. In Memoriam
07. Lydia's Song
08. How 'bout Now
09. Evan's Essence
10. A Peaceful Life
This album was recorded in Detroit a few years back and features my friends

Jimmy Greene, tenor sax (Horace Silver, Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band)
Rodney Whittaker, bass (Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Big Band)
Gerald Cleaver, drums (Bob James, Roscoe Mitchell)

Rodney and Gerald lived within blocks of each other in Detroit, and grew up playing jazz together. Its a dream rhythm section.

I first played with Rodney when he was 16. We had to pick him up and drove him to the gig. As the long-time bassist for Wynton and the Lincoln Center Band he has become known for his fat swing groove. But he is an unsung lyrical player....listen to the bass solo on "Sojourn" to hear him sing.

Ron McClure - New Moon (2009)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:27 | Size: 158.17 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Half A Nice Day
2. Kalman's Dance
3. Hostile Terrain
4. Better Late Than Never
5. It's Always Now
6. New Moon
7. Lotus
8. Let's Went
9. Ulala
Personnel: Ron McClure (bass); Rich Perry (tenor saxophone); George Colligan (piano); Billy Drummond (drums).
Ron McClure has been a valuable sideman since shortly after his arrival in New York City in 1964, while he has found regular opportunities to record as a leader since he started working with Steeplechase in the late '80s. This 2007 session expands his earlier trio with veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry and up-and-coming pianist George Colligan (both of whom also record as leaders for the label) by adding the in-demand drummer Billy Drummond. Although McClure chose nine originals for the recording date, it is not about his ego, as they are stimulating charts that allow everyone sufficient space to play, though each of them prefers to pass the baton rather than attempt the all-too-common marathon solos that run out of steam too early. The happy, easygoing swinger "Half a Nice Day" contrasts with the tense post-bop "Kalman's Dance."

The breezy midtempo "Better Late Than Never" conveys the essence of the constant rush in a metropolis, while McClure's lush ballad "New Moon" features his understated bass accompanied by Colligan's sparse piano and Drummond's whispering brushes. This is another excellent date by Ron McClure. ~ Ken Dryden

Piotr Lemanczyk & Cezary Paciorek - Duology (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:29 | Size: 105.45 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. When Your Country Wakes 06:56
2. You Will Be 08:25
3. Escalus 05:11
4. Uber-rag 05:15
5. Lifeline 04:33
6. Like a Man and a Woman 06:35
7. Szpak 05:05
8. Take It Personally 04:29

Cezary Paciorek - akordeon
Piotr Lemańczyk - kontrabas

DUX 1434
From time to time, the DUX label offers CDs with a jazz repertoire. "Duology" is the work of two great instrumentalists: the accordion of Cesari Paciorki and the leading Polish bassist Petr Lehanchik. The program of the album consists of intertwined compositions of both musicians, inspired not only by modern jazz, Polish folk music, Latin American folklore and classical music. This very intimate, but full of ecstasy and often uncontrolled energy music is an example of the enormous potential of combining sounds of seemingly remote instruments such as the accordion and contrabass.
Both instrumentalists are masters of their instruments, who for many years developed the technique and way of expression. Although they often had the opportunity to combine music in various projects, only this album is their first truly common work. The compositions prepared for this project seem to define their common musical denominator. Artists respond well to each other and complement each other, developing musical experience in the formula of the duo, based on 100% understanding and trust.
In the music of great improvisational virtuosos, we can find different moods: melancholy ("When You Country Wakes") and melancholy ("Lifeline"), a clear rhythm of negligence and oblivion ("Uber-rag").
The joint project of Petr Lemenchik and Cesari Paciorki is music directed both to amateurs of both instruments, whose gentlemen are unquestionable masters and listeners, thirsting for new solutions as a result of a combination of instruments remote from each other. More recently, the release of the ACT label has released a whole series of albums, released under the general title "Duo Art", often representing quite amazing instrumental duets. The album "Duology" fits perfectly into this convention.

Paolo Fresu Quintet - Rosso, Verde, Giallo e Blu (2007)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:23 | Size: 152.08 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Rosso, verde, giallo e blu (5:09)
02. Hip Hip! (5:05)
03. Variazione 13 (4:00)
04. Bi-sogni aerei (2:51)
05. Valzer del ritorno (6:48)
06. Nightfly on Blue Note (5:56)
07. Almeno tu nell'Universo (4:30)
08. Rock (7:58)
09. Khula Mntwana (2:33)
10. Sull'estremo confine del mare (6:11)
11. Shoah 27.01.2005 (5:40)
12. Echauffement corporel (3:42)
13. Khula Mntwana (2:42)
14. Ulises (3:58)
Paolo Fresu Quintet plays the music of Paolo Fresu

Label - Blue Note / EMI

Paolo Fresu – trumpet, flugelhorn
Roberto Cipelli - piano, Fender Rhodes
Attilio Zanchi - bass
Ettore Fioravanti - drums
Tino Tracanna - sax tenor, soprano and baritone

Mo'Horizons - Coming Home (2012)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:54 | Size: 167.83 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Clay Hammond – You Threw Out Your Lifetime
02. Betty Everett – Someday Soon
03. Mishal Moore – Oh Lord
04. Mo’Horizons – Yes Baby Yes
05. Omara Portuondo – Donde Estabas Tu?
06. Sugarloaf Gangsters – Avant Le Jazz
07. Speedometer – Lover And A Friend
08. Donny Hathaway – Sugar Lee
09. Gregory Porter – 1960 What?
10. Paul Weller – Wild Wood
11. Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia
12. Jehro – Why Me
13. Mo' Horizons - Cowboy Bossa (Fab Samperi Radio Remix)
14. Mose Alison – I’m Not Talking
15. Hidden Jazz Quartett – His Footlocker
16. Oscar Aleman – Besame Mucho
17. Una Mas Trio – Latin Brother
18. Tm Juke & Jack Baker Trio – That Gut Feeling (feat.Adriana Triana)
19. Mack Rice – Baby I’m Coming Home

Label: Stereo Deluxe

Kerem Görsev - Meeting Point ‎(2004)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 58:28 | Size: 133.69 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Happiness On My Mind (8:40)
02. Akbuk (6:07)
03. Meeting Point (6:33)
04. Simple Life (6:31)
05. Innocence (6:08)
06. Personal Balance (5:47)
07. Honesty (6:15)
08. Black Sea (6:17)
09. Rough Skin (6:12)

Kerem Görsev - piano;
Marcus Strickland - saxophon;
Russell Gunn - trumpet;
Eric Revis - bass;
Alvester Garnett - drums.

Recorded at Peter Karl Studios, NY, November 17, 2003.

Label: Rec By Saatchi – Rec 20010 (Turkey 2004)

Count Basie & Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh... Again (1998)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 51.40 | Size: 115.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 01. Roots
02. Red Wagon
03. Home Run
04. Sweethearts On Parade
05. Li'l Darlin'
06. The Time Is Right
07. Cherry
08. Lester Leaps In
09. She's Funny That Way
10. Lady Fitz
Label Ojc (Original Jazz Classics)
Recorded at Group IV Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 20, 1977

Count Basie, Oscar Peterson - acoustic & electric piano
John Heard - bass
Louie Bellson - drums

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance - Accident And Insurgency (2007)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 55:17 | Size: 127.04 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01 Walking Wounded 7:02
02 Mick The Fish 2:15
03 Captain Courageous 8:48
04 Tumbledown 7:06
05 Lobster Pot 999 1:09
06 Don`t Improvise 3:54
07 Solace 7:31
08 Serenity 0:44
09 Adrift 6:26
10 Sirenity 1:04
11 Broadside 9:24

EDDIE HENDERSON - trumpet, flugelhorn
PAUL BOOTH - tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet
BOB TOWNSEND - tenor & soprano sax, alto flute, bass clarinet, laptop
TIM LAPTHORN - piano, fender rhodes, melodica
DAVE SMITH - drums

Linn Records ‎– AKD 306
Bassist Arnie Somogyi’s regular line-up is augmented by American trumpet star Eddie Henderson on this new recording for Linn, but he fits right into the carefully cultivated group feel of their music.
Somogyi’s declared aim was to sound like a band rather than a group of musicians playing his (and Tim Lapthorn’s) compositions, and that is fully achieved in both the composed material and the four group improvisations that make up the ‘Orford Ness Suite’.
This is intelligent and exploratory contemporary jazz, bristling with inventive manipulations of instrumental sonority and timbre, surprising chordal developments and effective shifts in tempo. Henderson’s sound and sensibility complements the bassist’s regular line-up, spearheaded by saxophonists Paul Booth and Rob Townsend, with Tim Lapthorn on piano and Dave Smith on drums. Much of the music was inspired by a residency at Snape Maltings near Aldeburgh in Suffolk, and draws on local subject matter.

Achim Kirchmair Trio - Going To Ladakh (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 59:52 | Size: 125.33 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. San Pol 05:51
2. Naron 08:15
3. On the Road 04:22
4. Going to Ladakh 08:14
5. Waltz Me 05:27
6. Do Coracau 05:19
7. 1301 Miles 06:53
8. You Left Us Alone 04:13
9. Bilk 05:18
10. Love 06:00
Achim Kirchmair- guit, comp
Ali Angerer- tuba, comp
Andjelko Stupar- drums
After many years as a bandleader, composer, lead guitarist and sound creator in different formations, Achim Kirchmair sees it as a great challenge to make music in an instrumental trio again. The special combination of his electric guitar and variously utilised tuba sounds mixed with spicy drum patterns, lend a special note to the interplay.

The pieces that are purely his own compositions are carried out with clear lines and free improvisations. You are always challenged in a trio formation like this, without pause, and you feel the tension and the vigour of every individual musician.

Since his studies in jazz guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, where he was influenced by Harry Pepl's frequent input, Achim Kirchmair has refined, expanded, and liberated the texture of his guitar sound. His role models are guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and Bill Frisell.

23 April, 2018

Sophia Domancich Trio - L'année Des Treize Lunes (1994)

 Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:26 | Size: 123.72 MB | MP3 320 kbps

1. OT 8:25
2. Three For Louis 4:02
3. Emile 8:12
4. Parrots 9:50
5. Annie, Pierre Et Les Enfants 14:29
6. Min 4:46
7. Jimy 4:28

Label - Seventh
Recorded 1-2 Dec 1994 at Le Studio De Chennevières (France)

Sophia Domancich - Piano
Paul Rogers - Double Bass
Tony Levin - Drums

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 47:04 | Size: 111.22 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Bebe (Hermeto Pascoal) (3:20)
02. A French Touch (Richard Galliano) (3:06)
03. J.F. (Richard Galliano) (6:29)
04. Caruso (Lucio Dalla) (3:31)
05. Heavy Tango (Richard Galliano) (4:02)
06. Sanguine (Richard Galliano) (3:49)
07. Augusta (Richard Galliano) (5:19)
08. You Must Believe in Spring (Michel Legrand) (4:17)
09. Passarinho (Richard Galliano) (2:23)
10. Sanfona (Richard Galliano) (3:07)
11. L'envers du Decor (Richard Galliano) (4:22)
12. Tacot Blues (Richard Galliano, Daniel Humair) (3:23)

Richard Galliano - accordion
Michel Portal (track: 3) - soprano saxophone;
Jean-Marie Ecay (tracks: 1, 10) - acoustic guitar;
Rémi Vignolo (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10), Jean-François Jenny Clark (tracks: 2 - 4, 6, 7, 11, 12) - bass;
André Ceccarelli (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10), Daniel Humair (tracks: 2 - 4, 7, 9, 11, 12) - drums.

Recorded at Studio Ferber, Paris, France, 8 - 10 May 1998 and 8 June 1998.

Ray Bryant Trio - Play The Blues (1999)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:06:43 | Size: 152.00 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Gotta Travel On
2. I'm A Just Lucky So & So
3. Slow Freight
4. C Jam Blues
5. Stick With It
6. St. Louis Blues
7. C. C. Rider
8. Please Send Me Someone To Love
9. After Hours
10. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Bass – Ray Drummond; Drums – Kenny Washington; Harmonica, Guest – Hugh McCracken; Piano – Ray Bryant.
Recorded on September 13th and 14th 1999.

Ray Bryant came from a musical family and became known to fellow musicians as the house pianist at the Philadelphia Blue Note Club, he later worked and recorded with many of the giants in the jazz world including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and Coleman Hawkins. He is also an accomplished accompanist working with singers like Carmen McRae. He is at his best working in a trio or even as a solo pianist where he excels with his blues and gospel laden playing.

Rain Sultanov & Isfar Sarabski - Cycle (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:43 | Size: 125.07 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Prelude
02. Embryo
03. Planet
04. Tandem
05. Symbiosis
06. Orison
07. Oblivion
08. Reincarnation
09. Silence

Rain Sultanov - soprano saxophone
Isfar Sarabski - organ, piano
Medina Sultanov - voice (on track 6)

Label: Ozella
Cosmic Games: The higher we get, the less earthly boundaries matter. It is to heaven, therefore, that Cycle aspires. Here, three rarely combined instruments – organ, saxophone and piano – are suddenly speaking as one. Already in the late-70s, Jan Garbarek and Kjell Johnsen explored similar territory on the ECM album Aftenland. Compared to their stark, radical experimentalism, however, Cycle feels more like a meditative, brightly illuminated energy space – fittingly, since Rain Sultanov and Isfar Sarabski's home of Azerbaijan is frequently referred to as the 'land of fire'.

Clearly, then, this album is about more than just music. Already its title references Rudolf Steiner's vision of life being composed of seven cycles: From the moment of our inception until its dissolution in death and beyond, to the reincarnation of soul and body. Within this cosmic game, each instrument takes on a clearly defined role: The organ represents majesty and holiness. The saxophone describes our deepest emotions. The piano, with its evolutionary qualities, binds the two together.

And yet, Cycle is never purely conceptual. Compared to Sultanov's epic, three-hour-long history project Tale of my Land, it almost feels modest: Just nine delicate and ethereal pieces about hope, faith and deliverance, moving in slow motion. Despite its almost funereal pace, however, this is not the domain of darkness, but the abode of light. If you listen very carefully, you can hear rays of sunlight falling through the windows of the Church of the Saviour in Baku, where the album was recorded.

Needless to say, even this deeply felt music can offer no more than a glimpse at absolute truths. For Sultanov and Sarabski, therefore, the search must go on – in endless cycles of questions and answers, doubt and confidence, of silence and sound.

Phil Woods - Dameronia (2000)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:13:51 | Size: 165.79 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Good Bait
2. If You Could See Me Now
3. Hot House
4. Tadd's Delight (Take 1)
5. Lady Bird
6. You Are a Joy
7. Our Delight
8. Tadd's Delight (Take 2)
9. Dream That Comes True

Franco D'Andrea - piano
Massimo Moriconi - bass
Lorenzo Tucci - drums
Rosario Giuliani - alto sax
Fabrizo Bosso - trumpet
Phil Woods - alto sax

Recorded in only five days during May 2000.

Peter Hostage - Uptown (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 48:01 | Size: 102.24 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. It Ain't What It Ain't
02. Let's Just Talk About You
03. I'm Travelin' On
04. Sittin' in the Shade
05. Uptown
06. Just We Two
07. Lucky in Love
08. Cool Blue
09. My Muse
10. But I Was Thinking of You
11. It Must Be Love
12. Between 5th & 6th

Uptown is the new album, released January 2018. Uptown is a collection of original jazz and blues, written, performed and produced by Peter Hostage. Peter sings, and plays piano, organ, guitar, bass and drums.

Label: Mrb

Peter Broetzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm - Ouroboros (2011)

Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz | Total Time: 40:41 | Size: 86.81 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. The Circle 6:04
02. The Figure Eight 13:43
03. The Spiral 16:09
04. The Fusion of Opposites 4:47
Recorded by Stefan Deistler at Loft Köln on January 18, 2011

Label: Monofonus Press/Astral Spirits

Peter Brötzmann - Reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Strings & Electronics
An album of beautiful tones and textures – and a set that has these two different improvisers really finding some great space together! The theme here isn't compromise, but exploration – as Brotzmann reminds us what again what a multi-faceted saxophonist he can be – finding ways to mix his reed work with the stringed instruments and electronics of Fred Lonberg-Holm – who himself is really ready to go into some of the bolder places that the saxophonist can explore! Perhaps most impressive is the way that the album can shift focus within a single improvisation, sometimes leaving us to wonder which sound is coming from which musician – on titles that include "The Circle", "The Figure Eight", "The Spiral", and "The Fusion Of Opposites". © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Nelson Cascais Quintet - Ciclope (2001)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 54:26 | Size: 124.27 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. L.W.D. 08:13
2. Balada Para Sara 06:16
3. Ciclope 07:19
4. There´s A Stain On My Shirt 04:32
5. Ting Lei 05:57
6. Looking Back 07:33
7. The Soul Of The Barrio 09:48
8. Sei Lá! 04:50
Label - Tone Of A Pitch (Portugal) ‎

Nelson Cascais - bass
Avishai Cohen - trumpet
Jesus Santadreu - tenor sax
Rodrigo Gonçalves - piano
Bruno Pedroso - drums

Mette Olsen Kvartet - Still Alive (2018)

Genre: Jazz / Jazz Vocals | Total Time: 50:40 | Size: 118.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. L'll Be Seeing You (3:49)
02. The More I See You (3:10)
03. All Or Nothing At All (4:02)
04. Lucky To Be Me (3:36)
05. Autumn Leaves (4:50)
06. It Could Happen To You (3:07)
07. Let There Be Love (3:25)
08. August Moon (4:14)
09. Only Trust Your Heart (4:00)
10. Old Folks (4:01)
11. Shiny Stockings (3:38)
12. Speak Low (4:17)
13. Memories (In Life) (4:32)

Standard jazz mixed with newer Danish, Swedish and own compositions.

Mette Olsen - Vocals
Stig Andreasen - Bass
Michael Vogelius Larsen - Piano
Chano Olskær - Drums

John Zorn - Insurrection (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 46:17 | Size: 103.47 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. The Recognitions 3:41
2. Pulsations 8:26
3. A Void 4:50
4. Mason And Dixon 5:04
5. Progeny 2:33
6. The Journal Of Albion Moonlight 6:55
7. The Atrocity Exhibition 4:44
8. The Unnameable 3:12
9. Cat's Cradle 3:07
10. Nostromo 3:47
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Matt Hollenberg: Guitar
Julian Lage: Guitar
“Insurrection” is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most scintillating and adventurous new projects. Everyone is playing at their best here, and you have never heard such sounds! As always Zorn pulls the very best out of the musicians and they play some of the most outrageous solos you have ever heard. Essential!

Geoff Keezer - Other Spheres (1992)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:07:43 | Size: 156.74 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Little Minu
2. Cloudscape
3. Auntie Matter
4. Moblike
5. Event Horizon
6. We Are Dancing
7. Night Fire
8. Serengeti Stampede
9. Flight Simulator

Recording November 19, 1992 - November 21, 1992

DIW ‎– DIW-871
Geoff Keezer first drew notice as a teenager when the pianist served in the final edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. At the time of this recording, made in 1992 for DIW when Keezer was still in his early twenties, he was writing and arranging for his own small groups, while his performing skills were already well hewn. While none of these compositions gained widespread attention (probably due to this CD only being issued in Japan), he shows a surprising maturity as an arranger and composer. The haunting blend of Bill Mobley's flügelhorn with Bill Easley's alto flute adds to the beauty of his exotic "Cloudscape." His driving "Auntie Matter" and the explosive "Serengeti Stampede" are excellent post-bop vehicles. Vocalist Jeanie Bryson is added for the bossa nova ballad "We Are Dancing." This CD will be somewhat difficult to acquire due to its limited distribution, but it is worth the effort. - Ken Dryden