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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}

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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5106}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano!

Alexandra Jackson - Legacy & Alchemy (2018)

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Alexandra Jackson - Legacy & Alchemy (2018)

Alexandra Jackson - Legacy & Alchemy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 603 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 Mb | 01:28:05
Jazz, Latin Jazz, Female Vocal | Label: Legacy & Alchemy

Alexandra Jackson's debut project: "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" channels her 4 primary musical loves and experiences: Brazilian Music, American Jazz & Soul, NeoSoul, and London Soul Jazz ! into a music alchemy intended for contemporary audiences worldwide.

Cha Wa - Spyboy (2018)

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Cha Wa - Spyboy (2018)

Cha Wa - Spyboy (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:43:13
Funk, Jazz | Label: UPT Music, Joe Gelini

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and features special guests Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (The Wild Magnolias, HBO’s Treme), Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nth Power), and Danica Hart.

Trio Nouveaux Siècles - A la manière de Chicago (2017)

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Trio Nouveaux Siècles - A la manière de Chicago (2017)

Trio Nouveaux Siècles - A la manière de Chicago (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Artwork included | 00:51:29
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ZZ Productions, Music Unit

It’s an unexpected trip! As if we were in the time machine… From the first notes, we are in the heart of Chicago, back in the Untouchables’ time, in prohibition era. The Trio Nouveaux Siècles, bringing together Julien Chirol, Michel Feugère and Frédéric Couderc, takes us to the Aragon Ballroom. No excessive jazz orchestra, just three swinging brass instruments, from trombone to saxophone within trumpet, each instrument plays a melodic, harmonic or rhythmic role depending on the circumstances.

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

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Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)

Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: Red Baron | # AK 52760 | Time: 01:09:23

Although not initially released until 1992, 25 years after composer Billy Strayhorn's death, this is his definitive CD. Strayhorn is heard singing "Lush Life" while backed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1964 (his voice is not strong but his phrasing is quite sincere), jamming on piano with flügelhornist Clark Terry and Bob Wilbur (on clarinet and soprano) in a quintet, backing singer Ozzie Bailey, and taking a pair of piano solos ("Love Came" and "Baby Clementine"). These are very valuable and intriguing recordings, shedding some new light on a nearly invisible genius.

Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}

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Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}

Bobby Previte - Music Of The Moscow Circus (1991) {Gramavision R2 79466}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 292 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Gramavision | R2 79466
Jazz / Modern Postbebop / Jazz Rock / Soul Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative

In 1991 Bobby Previte was given a most unusual assignment: to create a new score of music for the Moscow Circus. Previte, an innovative composer who learned from Gil Evans the joy of combining together acoustic and electronic instruments, was up to the challenging task. The result is a generally fascinating soundtrack, music that stands up by itself but makes one very curious to see how it fits into the circus routines.

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - 1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 165 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 949)

There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)

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Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 466 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 86345 | 01:14:56

The Best of Chuck Mangione collects various tracks from the smooth jazz pioneer's '80s Columbia recordings. While not as influential as Mangione's '70s output, his '80s albums retain much of what made him so popular an artist – catchy hooks, lush production and his clear, crisp trumpet sound. Included are such standout tracks as "Journey to a Rainbow," "Love Bug Boogie" and "Memories of Scirocco." Oddly, a live version of "Land of Make Believe" and the single version of "Feels So Good" make it on to this collection. These '70s hits don't really belong here, but should satisfy casual fans looking for his most popular recordings alongside his mid-career stuff.

Emile Parisien Quintet With Joachim Kuhn - Sfumato (2016)

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Emile Parisien Quintet With Joachim Kuhn - Sfumato (2016)

Émile Parisien Quintet With Joachim Kühn - Sfumato (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: ACT | # ACT 9837-2 | Time: 00:58:22

French saxophonist Émile Parisien, instigator of some of the most musical, formidably skilful yet wackily diverting adventures in recent European jazz, makes a rare UK visit in a duo at November’s London jazz festival, but this exuberant album rams home the full Parisien experience, with a new quintet, regular accordion partner Vincent Peirani, and two revered European elder statesmen in German pianist Joachim Kühn and French bass clarinet original Michel Portal. From the opening vibrato-trembling soprano sax Préambule (Parisien can be a spiky avantist, but he’s a devoted Sidney Bechet admirer, too), through the hard-swinging Poulp – which sounds like the work of a 21st-century Hot Club band with Ornette Coleman leanings – through the contemporary-noir doom-walk of Brainmachine or the accordion-throbbing Umckaloabo, Parisien leads an exhilarating genre-hop bubbling with captivating remakes of US and European jazz traditions. And Kühn, a majestic soloist inside or outside conventional harmony, sounds as if he’s been an instantly responsive communicator with this lineup – and particularly the leader – for years.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Play Lerner And Loewe (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4027}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 422 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4027
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within!

VA - The Best Of New Orleans (2CD, 2018)

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VA - The Best Of New Orleans (2CD, 2018)

VA - The Best Of New Orleans (2CD, 2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:22:51 | 679 Mb / 331 Mb
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Funk / Label: Metro Select

It's difficult to think of a more musical city than New Orleans: birthplace of Jazz, home to the Blues, cradle of Funk, and all performed with a unique style and panache which resonates down the ages. These 50 tracks on their 2CDs, featuring some of the city's most iconic artists, dive deep into the melting pot affectionally known as the Big Easy.

Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

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Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.55 Mb | 47:37 | Cover
Jazz, Latin, Funk, Soul | Country: Brazil | Label: WEA - 9031-76292-2

In the early '90s, in the middle of his mandate as councilman for Salvador, Gil was again concerned with the Afro roots of Brazilian people, and this album strongly reflects that. "Madalena" brings social criticism through Afro soca grooves. "Parabolicamará" builds a discourse about communications over a beautiful ponto de macumba melody with enriched harmonies. "Um Sonho" is a doleful toada about the lack of understanding of the popular soul by politicians and technocrats.

Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)

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Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)

Bing Crosby - The Legendary Bing Crosby (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 190.60 Mb | 46:13 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: USA | Label: Metrodome - METRO 253

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of all time, having sold over one billion analog records and tapes, as well as digital compact discs and downloads around the world. The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. This allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine said that he was the person who had done the most for American soldiers' morale during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)

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Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)

Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.80 Mb + 27.58 Mb (Scans) | 29:41
Jazz, Latin, Jazz-Funk | Country: Brazil | Label: WEA Music Brasil Ltda - 092740481-2

This is the CD reissue of the opening LP by Banda Black Rio, recorded in 1977. The instrumental band, dissolved in 1980, had an excellent work of electric samba-funk fusion, with hot brass arrangements, a good percussive section, and good solos. This first album brings the hit "Maria Fumaça," included in the homonymous soap opera. The album also has good performances of Luiz Gonzaga's "Baião," Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte," and Ary Barroso's "Na Baixa do Sapateiro," along with the band's originals.

Moondog - Sidewalk Dances - Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia (2006) {SoundCircus 2564 68437-4}

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Moondog - Sidewalk Dances - Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia (2006) {SoundCircus 2564 68437-4}

Moondog - Sidewalk Dances - Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia (2006) {SoundCircus 2564 68437-4}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 SoundCircus / Warner Classics & Jazz | 2564 68437-4
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde Music / International / Modern Composition / Vocal Music / Minimalism

The cult figure Moondog, who performed on the streets of New York for over 30 years, meshed jazz, classical, Native American rhythms and poetry. With a lifelong fascination for the strict rules of canon-writing, and dubbed the father of minimalism, he composed more than eighty symphonies, three hundred rounds, countless percussion, organ and piano pieces, scores for brass bands and string orchestras, and five books called The Art of the Canon. Joanna MacGregor's stunning new arrangements of fourteen of Moondog's most famous pieces are re-imaginings for larger forces, with a spectacular line-up of some of today's most cutting-edge jazz musicians, along with the brilliant Britten Sinfonia. Radically rewritten, each track retains Moondog's irresistible trademarks - short and snappy, of the street, melodic and joyful, and characterized by a pounding beat.