Pat Metheny - 80-81 (1980) {ECM 1180-81} [2CDs] [Repost]

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Pat Metheny - 80-81 (1980) {ECM 1180-81} [2CDs] [Repost]

Pat Metheny - 80-81 (1980) {ECM 1180-81} [2CDs]
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Genre: Jazz

With 80/81, Pat Metheny took one step closer to his dream of working with The Prophet of Freedom (a dream he finally achieved with 1985’s Song X), and what better company than Coleman alumni Charlie Haden and Dewey Redman, both fresh off the boat of Keith Jarrett’s newly defunct American Quartet and both welcome additions to the extended Metheny family. Along with the technical mastery of reedman Mike Brecker and drummer Jack DeJohnette, plus a dash of post-bop spice, the result was this still-fresh sonic concoction. The atmospheres of the opening “Two Folk Songs” invite us with that expansive pastoralism so characteristic of Metheny. This makes Brecker’s highly trained yet raw stylings all the more marked, bringing as they do a sense of presence that explodes into a million pieces.

Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records releases What’s It All About—a solo acoustic album from guitarist and composer Pat Metheny—on June 14, 2011. After nearly 40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Rather, What’s It All About comprises 10 classic songs, some very well known, that hold personal meanings for the guitarist.

Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}

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Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}

Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 177MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although this is essentially a solo bass date, Eberhard Weber's use of overdubbing and an echo unit turns his bass into an orchestra of sorts. Since he is a strong composer, covering a wide span of moods during this set of melodic originals and avoiding the use of his effects as gimmickry, Weber creates an introverted but accessible program whose appeal should stretch beyond just lovers of bass solos.

Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}

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Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}

Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Nu-Jazz

Après leur dernier album “Colis Suspect” ainsi qu’une belle tournée européenne en première partie de Lenny Kravitz ! Le Brass-Band à la Conque Les Chevals revient au galop pour une nouvelle expérience et un nouveau disque “Big Mess” avec en invité le chanteur, slameur : AllOnym0us!

Ron Carter - Jazz & Bossa (2008) {Blue Note}

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Ron Carter - Jazz & Bossa (2008) {Blue Note}

Ron Carter - Jazz & Bossa (2008) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz

The epitome of class and elegance without the stuffiness, Ron Carter has been a world-class bassist and cellist since the '60s. He's among the greatest accompanists of all time, and has made many albums exhibiting his prodigious technique. He's a brilliant rhythmic and melodic player, who uses everything in the bass and cello arsenal; walking lines, thick, full, prominent notes and tones, drones and strumming effects, and melody snippets. His bowed solos are almost as impressive as those done with his fingers. Carter has been featured in clothing, instrument, and pipe advertisements; he's close to being the bass equivalent of a Duke Ellington in his mix of musical and extra-musical interests. Carter's nearly as accomplished in classical music as jazz, and has performed with symphony orchestras all over the world.

Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA} [Re-Up]

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Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA} [Re-Up]

Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Fusion

1998's Rites of Summer is the album on which Spyro Gyra once and for all abandons every pretense toward being anything other than a slickly commercial instrumental pop outfit with occasional feints toward the smoothest of smooth jazz. As always with Spyro Gyra, the slower and more impressionistic tunes are much more interesting than the upbeat songs.

Julia Hulsmann Quartet with Theo Bleckmann - A Clear Midnight (2015) {ECM 2418}

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Julia Hulsmann Quartet with Theo Bleckmann - A Clear Midnight (2015) {ECM 2418}

Julia Hulsmann Quartet with Theo Bleckmann - A Clear Midnight (2015) {ECM 2418}
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Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Pianist Julia Hülsmann and singer Theo Bleckmann, in a first – and long-awaited – collaborative recording, celebrate the “unsung Weill” alongside the master’s best-loved works including “Mack The Knife”, “Speak Low” and “September Song”, adding also Julia’s settings of Walt Whitman, with whom Kurt Weill felt an affinity. The project came together at the instigation of the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau in 2013 and since then has gained new life on the road and been fine-tuned in this studio recording made in Oslo in June 2014 with Manfred Eicher as producer. It marks a musical advance for the Hülsmann group at a number of levels, and these recastings of Weill open up new imaginative possibilities for the players. English trumpeter and flugelhornist Tom Arthurs, who made his debut with Hülsmann on In Full View is fully integrated on A Clear Midnight.

John Surman - Free And Equal (2003) {ECM 1802} [Re-Up]

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John Surman - Free And Equal (2003) {ECM 1802} [Re-Up]

John Surman - Free And Equal (2003) {ECM 1802}
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Genre: Jazz

Free and Equal finds the saxophonist exercising his compositional prowess while still leaving plenty of room for the impressive improvising skills that have earned him a rep as one of Europe s most intriguing reed players. The setting is a suite of nine pieces with notated ensemble sections played by the keen 10-member classical outfit London Brass. Cleverly linking several of the pieces are intuitive duos by Surman and DeJohnette. Dynamics are flaunted, the music steadily shifts its weight, and as one episode leads to the next, you come to understand you re in the hands of a master.

Chris Potter - The Sirens (2013) {ECM 2258}

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Chris Potter - The Sirens (2013) {ECM 2258}

Chris Potter - The Sirens (2013) {ECM 2258}
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Genre: Jazz

“The Sirens” is acclaimed saxophonist Chris Potter’s ECM debut as a leader, an album of mood and melody inspired by The Odyssey – both its epic atmosphere and its timeless humanity. Potter – who has featured on many ECM albums by Dave Holland and Steve Swallow, as well as making a profound contribution to the contemporary classic “Lost in a Dream” with Paul Motian and Jason Moran – has composed a cycle of irresistible songs without words. These pieces are conveyed by a subtly virtuosic, strikingly textured band: with Potter on tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, plus Craig Taborn (piano), David Virelles (prepared piano, celeste, harmonium), Larry Grenadier (double bass) and Eric Harland (drums). Potter declaims lyrical lines over the dynamically inventive rhythm section, as colouristic keyboards shimmer like stars in the night sky.

Jack DeJohnette - Piano Album (1985) {LCD-1504-2}

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Jack DeJohnette - Piano Album (1985) {LCD-1504-2}

The Jack DeJohnette - Piano Album (1985) {LCD-1504-2}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

This album was a surprise when it was released for it features drummer Jack DeJohnette exclusively on piano and synthesizer in a trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Freddie Waits. DeJohnette on a couple of the tunes was among the very first pianists to really capture the sound of Thelonious Monk. Other selections are more in his own style and he displays a strong technique that does not sound like the work of a drummer who is moonlighting.

Chick Corea Elektric Band - Beneath The Mask (1991) {GRP}

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Chick Corea Elektric Band - Beneath The Mask (1991) {GRP}

Chick Corea Elektric Band - Beneath The Mask (1991)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 382MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The fifth and final recording by the original version of Chick Corea's Elektric Band is not quite up to the level of the past few sets due to some forgettable compositions. The keyboardist/leader, guitarist Frank Gambale, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal create some fine solos and the ensembles (with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl) are tight, making this a worthwhile but not essential release from the top fusion group.

Steve Tibbetts - Natural Causes (2010) {ECM 1951}

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Steve Tibbetts - Natural Causes (2010) {ECM 1951}

Steve Tibbetts - Natural Causes (2010) {ECM 1951}
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Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

Steve Tibbetts’s first ECM recording since 2001’s “Man About A Horse” is keenly awaited by his dedicated following. “Natural Causes” features the Zen-guitarist of Minnesota and his trusty sidekick Marc Anderson in an all-acoustic programme, a first in the Tibbetts discography.

Elina Duni Quartet - Matane Malit (2012) {ECM 2277}

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Elina Duni Quartet - Matane Malit (2012) {ECM 2277}

Elina Duni Quartet - Matane Malit (2012) {ECM 2277}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 186MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic

“Matanë Malit” (Beyond the mountain), Elina Duni’s ECM debut, is a homage to Albania. A singer looking at her roots from a present-day vantage point as a musician engaged in improvisational processes. Jazz experience informs her exploration of Balkan folk songs – with attention to atmosphere, the shape of the sound, the tactility of the structures, the implications of the words, … “It’s about serving the song”, she explains, “and about reclaiming and reinventing it.”

Jazz From Carnegie Hall - Live in Paris 1er Oct. 1958 (2018) {Fremeaux & Associes}

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Jazz From Carnegie Hall - Live in Paris 1er Oct. 1958 (2018) {Fremeaux & Associes}

Jazz From Carnegie Hall - Live in Paris 1er Oct. 1958 (2018) {Fremeaux & Associes}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 391MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 199MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

When British producer Harold Davison thought of rivalling the American “Jazz At The Philharmonic” (JATP) formula of the great jazz impresario Norman Granz, he invented “Jazz from Carnegie Hall”. It was short-lived, but given the talent of the musicians onstage it had no cause to be jealous. This concert was recorded on October 1, 1958, and the tracks here are the only ones to survive from that session. This is their first-ever release, and they feature the cream of the crop in the late Fifties: the Golden Age of jazz in Paris.

Toshinori Kondo & IMA - Brain War (1991) {King Records}

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Toshinori Kondo & IMA - Brain War (1991) {King Records}

Toshinori Kondo & IMA - Brain War (1991) {King Records}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Free Jazz, Free Funk

Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo has achieved the most impressive blend of yesterday and tomorrow. Since his decision to apply his study of computer technology to culture in the early 70s, he has worked on diverse projects. Kondo’s work as a film and theater actor, author, and performance organizer have complemented each other to create a very personal mosaic of expression, whose pivot point has always been his music. In 1978 he went to New York, partly out of curiosity and partly to make international contacts, and stayed for five years. He quickly got into the music scene there and played with Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Firth, and others.