Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)

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Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)

Jon Batiste - Jazz Is Now (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 278.28 Mb | 55:20 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Naht Jona LLC

Jonathan Michael Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. Batiste regularly tours with his band Stay Human, and appears with them nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste also serves as the Music Director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Simon Jefferis - Vibrations (2020)

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Simon Jefferis - Vibrations (2020)

Simon Jefferis - Vibrations (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 230.71 Mb | 35:59 | Cover
Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Country: UK | Label: DeepMatter Records

South London based polymath Simon Jefferis has been setting mouths ajar with his expertly-crafted, atmosphere-heavy beats over the past few years. With his reputation as both a talented instrumentalist and adaptive producer steadily circulating through the city’s hip hop undercurrents, 2020 sees Jefferis return to rising label DeepMatter with his debut LP ‘Vibrations’.

Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)

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Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)

Matt Brewer - Ganymede (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 349.71 Mb | 59:24 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1403 CD

Matt Brewer's third Criss Cross leader album, Ganymede, follows a pair of inspired ensemble recordings (Mythology. Criss 1373; Unspoken, Criss 1390), for which the master bassist convened some of the most accomplished individualists of 21st century jazz to interpret original music that showcased Brewer's sophisticated compositional skills, lyric gifts, and state of the art chops.

Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)

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Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)

Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 283.19 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Country: Canada | Label: Ropeadope

Five Alarm Funk is a horn-powered, percussion-fueled sonic and visual assault. Over 17 years of hard funking the band has burned up stages on four continents, released six studio albums and received two Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammys). And this ride isn’t about to slow down, Five Alarm Funk is set to release their 7th studio album, Big Smoke in 2020. The 11 tracks get right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun.

Alexander Claffy - Claffy I (2016/2020)

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Alexander Claffy - Claffy I (2016/2020)

Alexander Claffy - Claffy I (2016/2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 83.52 Mb | 00:36:18 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion | Country: USA | Label: La Reserve Records

Rising bassist Alexander Claffy delivers a full stream of his self-titled debut CLAFFY LP, out now via Ropeadope Records. The project from The New School alum boasts five original compositions and a striking take on the celebrated standard “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Billed as “a deeply personal story of heartbreak,” the 9-track release features Sonny Step on vocals, Victor Gould on piano, Michael King on organ and keys, Benny Benack III on trumpet, Ben Eunson on guitar, Matt Chalk and Troy Roberts on saxophone, Kyle Poole and Jonathan Barber on drums and David Gibson on trombone. Check out the track below to listen to Claffy’s “Chapter 1 Blossoms As They Wilt” single.

tRKproject - Kay & Gerda (2CD) (2020)

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tRKproject - Kay & Gerda (2CD) (2020)

tRKproject - Kay & Gerda (2CD) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 616 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 211 Mb | 01:31:47 | Scans included
Prog Rock | Country: Poland | Label: Lynx Music - LM184CDDG

The same music but two different vocals ! There’s a new guest at the tRKp, a male one this time: Dawid Lewandowski, vocalist and bassist of the band Fizbers! Two different interpretations of the same music, which means that you’ll hear Karolina Leszko (Gerda) on the first CD, and Dawid Lewandowski (Kay) on the second one. The most progressive album in the tRKproject discography !

Patty Waters - Live (2019)

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Patty Waters - Live (2019)

Patty Waters - Live (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 239.29 Mb | 44:14 | Covers
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental | Country: USA | Label: Blank Forms Editions - BF-009

Known best for her incendiary deconstruction of ‘Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair’, avant-garde singer and composer Patty Waters is one of the most overlooked icons of her age - perhaps because of the 30-year career hiatus she took between the Sixties and the Nineties. In 2018, she performed a one-off concert in New York titled ‘Blank Forms’, and this release, Patty Waters Live, documents that show. The first side is populated with stark ballads, while the second is full of political yet dignified and moving covers harking back to Waters’ Sixties origins.

Harrison Argatoff - Toronto Streets Tour (2020)

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Harrison Argatoff - Toronto Streets Tour (2020)

Harrison Argatoff - Toronto Streets Tour (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 308.66 Mb | 70:38 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: Canada | Label: Harrison Argatoff

Toronto Streets Tour is a new release from Toronto-based saxophonist Harrison Argatoff. This album captures the essence of his 2019 “Toronto Streets Tour” project, in which he performed 30 consecutive solo concerts on the streets of Toronto.

Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)

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Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)

Jack Wilkins - Alien Army (1991/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 292.49 Mb | 54:07 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: MusicMasters Jazz - 01612-65049-2

Jack Rivers Lewis (born June 4, 1944), known professionally as Jack Wilkins, is a jazz guitarist. A native of New York City, Wilkins grew up listening to his parents' music, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday. He started playing guitar when he was ten. He had an older cousin who played albums for him by Charlie Christian, Tal Farlow, Django Reinhardt, and Johnny Smith. He cites Smith's Designed for You as one of the albums that meant the most to him, in addition to Sounds of Synanon by Joe Pass, Poll Winners by Barney Kessel, The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow, and Interpretations of Tal Farlow.

Tim Morse - III (2018)

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Tim Morse - III (2018)

Tim Morse - III (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 296.80 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 104.11 Mb | 45:21 | Cover
Progressive Rock | Country: USA | Label: Cymbalick Music

As a solo artist it is safe to say that Tim is not the most prolific around, but since his last album, 2012's 'Faithscience', he became a member of the Jerry Jennings band and formed The Mangoes with Bret Bingham. Mind you, given it was seven years between his debut and his second, and only six years to this one, possibly we only have to wait until 2023 for the next one. I have both his earlier albums in my collection, and at one time was in regular contact with Mark Dean who had a major part to play with the debut as well as quite a lot in the second, but I note he is not nearly as involved this time (just one guitar solo). Neither is David Ragsdale, who guested on both of those, but although Tim initially wanted this to be a pure solo album he realised he was missing the input of others so again has used plenty of guests.

John Holden - Capture Light (2018)

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John Holden - Capture Light (2018)

John Holden - Capture Light (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 345.49 Mb | 58:44 | Cover
Neo-Prog | Country: United Kingdom | Label: John Holden

John Holden is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Cheshire, England. ‘I have had a strong emotional connection to music for as long as I can remember. In particular, at an early age, I encountered progressive rock. I enjoy music that can at times be pastoral and melodic, sometimes powerful and soaring; but always constantly interesting. The idea that there are no rules or boundaries has always appealed to me.’

Rock Alliance - Rock Alliance (2017)

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Rock Alliance - Rock Alliance (2017)

Rock Alliance - Rock Alliance (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 226.50 Mb | 31:06 | Scans included
Hard Rock | Country: Canada | Label: Perris Records - PERR5472

Rock Alliance which features a collaboration of musicians from all around the world have released their self-titled debut album. Perris Records‘ press release states (with slight edits): “Perris Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of Rock Alliance‘s self-titled CD. Rock Alliance was put together by song writer/musician Stewart Sutherland. Sutherland, founding member and bass player for the band Black Stone, wanted to create a high energy project featuring prominent rock musicians from around the globe. Soon to join the casting call were vocalist Eric Langlois (LIFT), Marco Bressette (Protest The Hero, Dead Tired), Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp, Fogerty) and John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who, Johnny Nash) and Phil Robertson (Burton Cummings).

Dafnis Prieto Big Band - Back to the Sunset (2018)

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Dafnis Prieto Big Band - Back to the Sunset (2018)

Dafnis Prieto Big Band - Back to the Sunset (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 489.07 Mb | 01:15:24 | Cover
Progressive Big Band, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Dafnison Music - 007

The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis Prieto who has chosen on his seventh recording as leader to honor a number of his forebears and musical heroes in a big-band format.

Nima Fakhrara - Becky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020)

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Nima Fakhrara - Becky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020)

Nima Fakhrara - Becky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 72.68 Mb | 00:31:12 | Cover
Score | Country: USA | Label: Varese Sarabande

Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect after her mother’s death. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house. The soundtrack was composed by Nima Fakhrara.

Sam Rivers Trio - Emanation (1971/2019) {Remastered}

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Sam Rivers Trio - Emanation (1971/2019) {Remastered}

Sam Rivers Trio - Emanation (1971/2019) {Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 417.00 Mb | 01:16:41 | Covers
Free Jazz | Country: Lithuania | Label: NoBusiness Records - NBCD 118

Rivers' initial recording with Cecil McBee and Norman Connors, Streams (Impulse, 1973), remains for this listener a high water mark in his career, an extraordinarily focused improvisatory performance imbued with a dramatic arc of a well-planned composition. Some excerpts from similar concerts were released in 1975 on Hues, but this is a very welcome and very strong pair of sets from June of 1971. If it doesn't quite match Streams, it comes more than close enough to attain required listening status for Rivers aficionados.