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The Jeff Gauthier Goatette - House Of Return (2008)

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The Jeff Gauthier Goatette - House Of Return (2008)

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette - House Of Return (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 326.00 Mb | 56:28 | Cover
Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone ‎– CG139

Los Angeles based violinist Jeff Gauthier's fifth recording as a leader, House of Return is the third album to feature the capable talents of his self-coined Goatette. A veteran quintet of stellar West Coast improvisers, Gauthier and company work from a varied palette to explore a mix of sound worlds, ranging from thorny progressive fusion and unfettered psychedelia to folksy introspection and lush ballads.

Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)

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Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)

Friends & Neighbors - What's Wrong? (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 234.79 Mb | 41:59 | Cover
Free Jazz | Label: Clean Feed - CF392CD

Here is another gem from the Norwegian scene, showing us that music can be energetic and melodic at the same time, as it was proposed by free jazz mavericks like Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and John Carter. The songs are even more melodic than those played by the bands in which we find André Roligheten, Thomas Johansson, Oscar Grönberg, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang, namely Team Hegdal, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Cortex and All Included, and even the intensity and density of the music seems more compact and in-your-face. The overall sound is the same of the most traditional jazz, and that is intentional and even programmatic, but you won’t find chord progressions in the new “What’s Wrong?”. Jazz can survive to its own stereotypes, and this collective has that notion as a purpose. The music is free, faithful to its historical references, but also disciplined, with no sounds in excess or missing and, above all, with none of the usual tics and tricks keeping the musicians in a comfort zone. Grab it before it vanishes.

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}

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George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz

Tenor saxophonist George Adams' third recording as a leader (following two obscure releases for the Italian Horo label) is a little unusual in that the extroverted soloist is heard on the usually introverted ECM label. Adams is teamed with fellow tenor Heinz Sauer (who has a cooler sound), trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, pianist Richard Beirach, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette for five group originals. The playing is advanced but not as fiery as most of Adams' later sets.

Vinny Golia Quintet - Dante No Longer Repents (1997)

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Vinny Golia Quintet - Dante No Longer Repents (1997)

Vinny Golia Quintet - Dante No Longer Repents (1997)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

Dante No Longer Repent is a 1997 album by The Vinny Golia Quintet, taken from a recording session done in Seattle done through Jack Straw Productions. This was released by Music And Arts Programs Of America, Inc.

Vinny Golia Quartet - Sfumato (2005) {Clean Feed}

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Vinny Golia Quartet - Sfumato (2005) {Clean Feed}

Vinny Golia Quartet - Sfumato (2005) {Clean Feed}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: jazz, hard bop, free jazz

Sfumato is the 2005 album by The Vinny Golia Quartet from a session they did in Portugal. This was released on Clean Feed.

Umezu Kazutoki KIKI Band - Dowser (2005) {ZOTT}

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Umezu Kazutoki KIKI Band - Dowser (2005) {ZOTT}

Umezu Kazutoki KIKI Band - Dowser (2005) {ZOTT}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 82 mb
Genre: jazz

Dowser is the 2005 album by the Umezu Kazutoki KIKI Band. This was released by the Japanese label ZOTT.

Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)

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Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)

Charles Mingus - Complete Live at the Bohemia 1955 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 352 Mb | Scans - 48 Mb | 02:33:39
Jazz, Bebop | Label: Essential Jazz Classics

This 2-CD set compiles all of the music recorded by the Charles Mingus Quintet with Max Roach as the guest star during a fruitful and extended evening in 1955. Most but not all of the material appeared on the LPs "Mingus at the Bohemia" (Debut Records DEB-123) and "The Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach" (Fantasy 6009), while the rest were issued on different compilations.

Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)

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Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)

Makaya McCraven - Highly Rare (2017)
art, avant-garde, improvised music, jazz, psychedelic | 41:12 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 410 MB
Label: International Anthem Recording Company

Highly Rare is a new mixtape produced & arranged by Makaya McCraven.
It’s titled Highly Rare not only for the format of its initial release (a limited-edition run of cassettes packaged in screen-printed, string-sealed, firecracker red envelopes), but foremost for the context of the source material’s capture.

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)

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Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)
Avant-garde Jazz | 43:25 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 219 MB
Label: Intakt Records

This quartet represents the collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pairs vast range of influences and experience. The repertoire fuses Elaine Mitcheners unique way with both melody and abstraction, with Alexander Hawkins idiosyncratic compositional and pianistic world; as well as spotlighting reimaginings of a small number of beautiful Jazz tunes which reveal the influence of precursors such as Jeanne Lee and Archie Shepp.

Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}

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Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}

Matt Mitchell - A Pouting Grimace (2017) {Pi Recordings}
WEB FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 288MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

A Pouting Grimace is the audacious new release from pianist/composer Matt Mitchell, whose prior release Vista Accumulation (Pi 2015) The New York Times calls “a bold signature” that “simmers with deep intensity.” Not only is he one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz – Mitchell plays in bands such as Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse, the Dave Douglas Quintet, John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Jonathan Finlayson’s Sicilian Defense, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Birdcalls, and David Binney’s Quartet — he has established himself as a composer of bold distinction. Substantial in scope, the album, which features twelve musicians: five woodwinds, four percussionists, harp, bass, and the leader on piano, Prophet 6, and electronics, weaves an intricate web of off-kilter rhythms and logical frenzy. Produced by the acclaimed guitarist/composer David Torn, the work is completely beyond genre, a daring tour de force that headily mines the interstice between precision-plotted compositions and the thrill of improvisation.

Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)

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Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)

Henri Texier - "Mad Nomad(s)" (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 400.54 Mb | 1:05:42 | Covers
Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz | Country: France | Label: Label Bleu ‎– LBLC 6568

Recorded in the mid-'90s, Mad Nomad(s) reaffirms Henri Texier's presence on the French scene. The playing and compositions are remarkable throughout and display a lot of variety, all the tunes being performed in various groupings but mainly by a septet with a strong and young saxophone front line. Texier's own "Dezarwa" is a tribute to drummer Art Taylor's own brand of hard bop. Drummer Tony Rabeson's "Radio Bo" is given a more relaxed and less-boppish treatment than on pianist Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Koreni. Homage is paid to free jazz with a powerful rendition of Ornette Coleman's "Happy House," a composition which finds a natural home on this work. And guitarist Noël Akchoté's explosive "Blasted Rats" echoes the leader's outcry.

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

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Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

This is one of Eddie Harris's stronger Atlantic albums of the 1970s. Harris jamming on "Instant Death" is one of his most satisfying statements on the reed trumpet, guitarist Ronald Muldrow's "A Little Wes" is memorable and even the briefer pieces are worthwhile. In addition to Harris (who mostly plays his electrified tenor) and Muldrow, the group consists of keyboardist Richard Abrams, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy James and percussionist Henry Gibson. This long out-of-print LP is long overdue to be reissued on CD.

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

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Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 401MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 172MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative

Piggybacking on 1992’s Invisible Storm, ECM maverick Edward Vesala returned with his organic collective, Sound & Fury, as our guide for Nordic Gallery. Vesala draws a thinner circle around his ensemble this time around, weaving inside it a dreamcatcher for communal freedom, as exemplified in the 11-minute “Bird In The High Room,” a menagerie of cymbals, muted horns, drums, and birdsong. The latter signals a luxuriant indulgence in the Vesala soundscape as winds and wings fall in line like a panel out of Where the Wild Things Are. Even the electric guitar whistles in its sibilant cage, avian heart unfolded. Field recordings continue to leave breadcrumb trail of “Fulflandia” on its way toward “The Quay of Meditative Future.” Harpist Iro Haarla’s veiled and omnipresent insistence turns arrival into departure as the music’s long-shadowed caravan cuts a line in the sand.

Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}

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Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}

Big 4 + 1 - 7 Years (2017) {Neuklang}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 179MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Free Jazz

The birth of this band comes from a deep wish to take up the challenge of a singular instrumentation : two Horns (Saxophone & Tuba) and two Percussions (Vibraphone and Drums). The Tuba/Vibraphone combination creates a clear demarcation with sound material of a "standard" quartet (w/ Piano & Bass), while bringing a warm tone as well as unusual acoustic textures.

Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}

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Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}

Tony Oxley - 4 Compositions For Sextet (1970) {Columbia 494437 2 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 1999 CBS / Columbia / Sony Music | 494437 2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative

Originally released in 1970, 4 Compositions for Sextet was one of a pair of records saxophonist Tony Oxley recorded for CBS, which, at that time, seemed to be very interested in British free jazz – the label also recorded at least three LPs by avant guitarist Ray Russell and a pair by Evan Parker. Oxley's band for this outing was a dream group of Brit outsiders: Derek Bailey on guitars, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flügelhorn, Evan Parker on saxophones, Oxley on drums of course (the only British drummer besides Robert Wyatt who could play pop or free jazz with equal enthusiasm), Paul Rutherford on bass, and Jeff Clyne on trombone.