Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)

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Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 535 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 MB | 01:23:23
Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

It has been a long, fascinating odyssey for Jean-Luc Ponty, who started out as a straight jazz violinist only to become a pioneer of the electric violin in jazz-rock in the '70s and an inspired manipulator of sequencers and synthesizers in the '80s. At first merely amplifying his violin in order to be heard, he switched over to electric violin and augmented it with devices that were associated with electric guitarists and keyboardists, like Echoplex machines, distortion boxes, phase shifters, and wah-wah pedals. Classically trained, with an unquenchable ability to swing when he wants to, and consumed by a passion for tight structures and repeating ostinatos, Ponty has been able to handle styles as diverse as swing, bop, free and modal jazz, jazz-rock, world music, and even country, mixing them up at will. Starting in 1977, he also pioneered the use of a five-string electric violin with a low C string. Undoubtedly, he rivals Stéphane Grappelli for the title of the most prominent and influential European jazz violinist.

James P. Johnson - Classic Sessions Vol. 1-3 (2018)

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James P. Johnson - Classic Sessions Vol. 1-3 (2018)

James P. Johnson - Classic Sessions Vol. 1-3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 1.51 GB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.05 GB | 07:41:27
Jazz, Piano Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Legacy Recordings

One of the great jazz pianists of all time, James P. Johnson was the king of stride pianists in the 1920s. He began working in New York clubs as early as 1913 and was quickly recognized as the pacesetter. In 1917, Johnson began making piano rolls. Duke Ellington learned from these (by slowing them down to half-speed), and a few years later, Johnson became Fats Waller's teacher and inspiration. During the '20s (starting in 1921), Johnson began to record, he was the nightly star at Harlem rent parties (accompanied by Waller and Willie "The Lion" Smith) and he wrote some of his most famous compositions during this period. For the 1923 Broadway show Running Wild (one of his dozen scores), Johnson composed "The Charleston" and "Old Fashioned Love," his earlier piano feature "Carolina Shout" became the test piece for other pianists, and some of his other songs included "If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight" and "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid."

Chi Coltrane - Chi Coltrane (45th Anniversary Box) (2018)

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Chi Coltrane - Chi Coltrane (45th Anniversary Box) (2018)

Chi Coltrane - Chi Coltrane (45th Anniversary Box) (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 882 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 365 MB | 02:32:56
Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Munich Records, a division of V2 Records Benelux

Critically acclaimed Chi Coltrane's first 4 albums are finally again available! “Chi Coltrane” (debut); “Let it Ride”; “Road to Tomorrow”; & “Silk & Steel” now sound truly remarkable, as each album has been newly re-mastered with sound quality like nothing you’ve heard in the past. Without changing the integrity of the music and mix, the warmer and clearer frequencies of today have been beautifully brought out in this great landmark music of Chi Coltrane’s early years; the sound is wonderful and powerful! Wait till you hear this! On the physical box version; each CD has it's own cover, all placed inside of a beautiful box, and the box set includes a 20 page full color booklet (digital booklet included in download version), which displays all lyrics from all songs of the first 4 albums, plus the original liner notes. Great attention to detail has gone into this album, both visually and sonically; which sets it apart from the others.

Christine Hitt - Magical Kite (2018)

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Christine Hitt - Magical Kite (2018)

Christine Hitt - Magical Kite (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 256 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 MB | 00:42:06
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Christine Hitt

Magical Kite, the newest CD from vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Christine Hitt, comprises a range of styles, from standards to gospel to bebop. The selection of songs reflects Hitt’s eclectic tastes and influences, but it’s her innate musicality that elevates and personalizes these songs. The CD was produced by Geoffrey Keezer, the prolific, Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, and arranger, and features John Beasley on piano. She’s also accompanied by some of the top jazz musicians in Southern California.

Eric Essix - More (2018)

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Eric Essix - More (2018)

Eric Essix - More (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:48 | 125 MB
Label: Essential Recordings

For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marks two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. The Birmingham, Alabama based contemporary jazz guitarist is releasing his latest work entitled, “More,” which will be his 25th full length recording since launching his recording career in 1988 (30 years ago) with the debut record, First Impressions. That album was the start of a creative journey that has made him a genre icon - not only for his keen ability to fashion a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves, but also because while delving into several sub-genres (pop, R&B and Gospel among them), he has artfully dismantled past ideas of what jazz is and reinvented them.

Eddie Palmieri - Full Circle (2018)

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Eddie Palmieri - Full Circle (2018)

Eddie Palmieri - Full Circle (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 382 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 MB | 01:00:22
Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Ropeadope

Following the crossover jazz album Sabiduria in 2017, Mr. Palmieri revisits his roots for the first of two salsa classic albums to be released in 2018. Full Circle features an astonishing cast of the best - Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, "Little" Johnny Rivero, Luques Curtis - with Mr. Palmieri is peak form on the piano. Salsa has been a very specific style for many years, but the crossover potential is at a new high as younger audiences search jazz for new, uplifting music.

Jackie DeShannon - Stone Cold Soul: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2018)

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Jackie DeShannon - Stone Cold Soul: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2018)

Jackie DeShannon - Stone Cold Soul: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 558 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 MB | 01:18:39
Pop, Soul, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Capitol Records

Singer and songwriter Jackie DeShannon has quite a musical legacy. Her early singles crafted doo wop to intelligent lyrics. She toured with the Beatles in 1964 and more than held her own. She wrote songs with Randy Newman and Jimmy Page. She sang with Van Morrison. She was among the first artists to realize that folk and pop could work together and was a behind-the-scenes innovator in the creation of folk-rock. And she did it all with style and grace, singing with a sexy, husky voice full of energetic passion and writing songs that gracefully belied the craft behind them. By all accounts she should be a household name instead of just a respected rock & roll footnote.

Andy Brown - Cedarmont (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Andy Brown - Cedarmont (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Andy Brown - Cedarmont (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 41:25 minutes | 507 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having sold over one million records as the front man of Lawson, singer-songwriter Andy announces his first solo release. After spending six months in Nashville writing, recording and mixing his debut solo album, Cedarmont. The album draws from the strong blues and country influences, as well as the traditional pop/rock sound that made Lawson so successful. His new sound is reminiscent of Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton, as well as John Mayer and James Bay. This new, more raw sound will not only resonate with his existing fan base, but will also establish him with new audiences who appreciate the fusion between Americana and contemporary UK Country. The Nashville inspired strings and drums act as a perfect accompaniment to Andy's smooth and distinctive vocals.

Claudine Longet - Colours (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Claudine Longet - Colours (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claudine Longet - Colours (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:12 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A funny thing happened to easy listening pop around 1968: many of the studio musicians in Los Angeles and New York got turned on to the same hip new sounds as everyone else, and for a brief period, the middle of the road got gently psychedelicized. This led to oddball goodies like the fragmentary, dreamlike The Secret Life of Harpers Bizarre, those weird records where Sebastian Cabot and William Shatner were intoning Bob Dylan like he was Shakespeare, and Claudine Longet's Colours.

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Monday Night (Live At The Village Vanguard) (1968/2018) Official Digital Download 24/192

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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Monday Night (Live At The Village Vanguard) (1968/2018) Official Digital Download 24/192

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Monday Night (Live At The Village Vanguard) (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:41 minutes | 1,66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra was little more than a year old when this album was recorded live at the Village Vanguard, which was the band's Monday night home for every week of its existence. Jones almost single-handedly brought the big band into the modern age with this origanization. Swung hard by Mel Lewis's drums, the band sailed through the complex charges of Jones and Bob Brookmeyer with panache. Soloists include Brookmeyer, Jones, Richard Williams, Jerome Richardson and Joe Farrell. Three bonus tracks have added to the original LP, which has been remixed and mastered in 24-bit.

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018) Oficial Digital Download

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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018) Oficial Digital Download

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:02 minutes | 889 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Presenting Thad Jones/Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra is a 1966 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. It is the debut release by the orchestra (although an earlier live session recording would eventually be released as Opening Night). All tracks are also included on Mosaic's limited edition boxed set, The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:32 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer." As such, it's a little elusive, since it represents the deepening of the band's music as they choose to explore different territory.

Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround - Songs for Nat (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround - Songs for Nat (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround - Songs for Nat (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:09 minutes | 669 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Puerto Rican trumpeter Charlie Sepúlveda has been a fixture of the Latin jazz world since the late 1980s when he played in the band of pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri. 'Songs for Nat' is his second album for HighNote after 2017's well-received 'Mr. EP - A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri'. During the 1990s, a renaissance period for el jazz Latino, the brassman toured and recorded with an array of great artists including Tito Puente and the Golden Latin Jazz All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin, Danilo Pérez, and Paul Simon among others. He launched his own group, The Turnaround, 25 years ago, and has been turning the tables on the traditional Latin jazz format ever since.

The Internet - Hive Mind (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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The Internet - Hive Mind (2018) [Official Digital Download]

The Internet - Hive Mind (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:49 minutes | 615 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having sprung from L.A.’s Odd Future collective, Matt Martians and Syd innately understand the dynamics of collaboration and ego management. So when The Internet’s third album, Ego Death, was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, all five members dove into solo projects rather than crank out a follow-up. “I had a lot of music I needed to get out of my system that wouldn’t have made sense coming out under The Internet,” Syd told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe in May 2018. “It just made us all feel a lot more free and open to each other’s ideas.” The result is a more sonically inventive and personally assured record, and the cohesiveness is evident in everything from the lyrics to the title. “Going out on our own got us battle wounds that we can all relate to,” said Syd. “We all move in a unit now.”

Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming...Of Days Long Past (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming...Of Days Long Past (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Eisley - I'm Only Dreaming…Of Days Long Past (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 47:36 minutes | 539 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Balance & Composure, Lauryn Hill), I'm Only Dreaming serves as the fifth full-length offering from Tyler, TX-based indie pop outfit Eisley. I'm Only Dreaming stays true to form of the band's signature dreamy sound, with vocalist/guitarist Sherri DuPree-Bemis elaborating, "Musically, you could say it's classic Eisley, in the sense that it's melodic, moody pop and is written from the heart. Lyrically, it's very whimsical; it has a vibe that will take you into it's own world and let you escape your normal life for a few minutes. I like to cloak things in a little mystery and romance; I think it's part of what makes all of Eisley's songs sound like they're from the same world. Every record is like opening and reading a book in a series." Featuring guest vocals from Anthony Green (of Circa Survive) and Max Bemis (of Say Anything).