Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020)

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Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020)

Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 311 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 MB | 01:04:40
Jazz | Label: ACT Music

The time of rigid demarcations between musical genres is over. For those who see music, indeed who love music as a universal language offering unlimited scope for human expression, this can only be a positive development. When one considers the jazz pianists of our time, they have just about all received their grounding in classical music and yet these are musicians who don't just traverse many different jazz styles - they can also roam at will into other genres. And looking among them, it would be hard to find a pianist as quintessentially complete as Iiro Rantala from Finland.

Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020)

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Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020)

Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - MB | 00:55:17
Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Trance, ritual mysticism, psychedelic magic - however you want to describe the effect of Gnawa music, it has a worldwide fascination. Majid Bekkas is one of the most dazzling masters of the modern Gnawa universe, and perhaps the most diverse in other genres. With the Magic Spirit Quartet, he now builds a daring bridge from North Africa to Scandinavia, from archaic to ambient - and captures the spirit of jazz in the 21st century.

Nancy Wilson - The Very Best Of Nancy Wilson: The Capitol Recordings 1960-1976 (2007/2017)

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Nancy Wilson - The Very Best Of Nancy Wilson: The Capitol Recordings 1960-1976 (2007/2017)

Nancy Wilson - The Very Best Of Nancy Wilson: The Capitol Recordings 1960-1976 (2007/2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 1.1 GB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 472 MB | 03:21:54
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul | Label: EMI Gold

The career of Nancy Wilson has been compiled many times and in many ways, but never like this. Focusing in-depth on her Capitol recordings during the 15 years of her prime, this three-disc set is a wonderful collection for those who appreciate Wilson's ability to combine Broadway power and finesse with jazz rhythm (and a certain degree of improvisation). While the complete record of her '60s and '70s work would require at least a dozen discs she recorded more than 30 original albums between 1960 and 1976 alone the compilers chose these 71 performances with care.

Mike Merritt & Mharlyn Merritt - Alone Together (2005)

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Mike Merritt & Mharlyn Merritt - Alone Together (2005)

Mike Merritt & Mharlyn Merritt - Alone Together (2005)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 227 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 MB | 00:38:00
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Emerrittus Recordings

Alone Together is the first CD release from bassist Mike Merritt & vocalist Mharlyn Merritt both Philadelphia-born and bred in the great jazz tradition laid down by their father, Jymie Merritt (Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers, Max Roach, etc). They infuse new life into familiar jazz territory aided by funky horns and a fat groove on "You Don't Know What Love Is" add a jazz twist to Al Green's "Look At What You Have Done" with fine support from trumpeter Lew Soloff.

Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 60:42 minutes | 385 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

We met Winston Byrd when he was back in Philly recording with Jimmy Stephens, and we picked up his positive, life embracing energy right away. We'd seen the who's who of people he has played with, and it wasn't long before he brought up the idea of a solo project. Our response - let's do it! A handshake and a beer later it was set, and Winston disappeared into LA studio land with a remarkable cast of young musicians. And now it's here - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now describes Winston's approach to life and music - challenging, energetic, charging in to the fray with the trumpet as his weapon of choice. There are some rather interesting, timeless selections on the record - Byrd has a way of making the old sound new, and the new sound classic.

RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:32 minutes | 619 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

RC Williams really outdoes himself here – moving The Gritz way past their previous role as the backing band for Erkyah Badu – and finding their own wonderfully strong sense of soul! The groove is fantastic right from the start – funky, but very fresh in approach – with lots of crisp crackle on the edges, but never in that overdone way that sometimes buries other groups – and mixed with plenty more organic instrumentation that changes nicely throughout! The singers shift too, but never in a way that feels schizophrenic – as there's a really collaborative spirit to the whole record – singers and musicians, performance and studio – all coming together to make something really fresh and wonderful. Titles include "The Feel", "Lessons", "Feathers", "Good Day To You Sir", "Anxiety", "Jazz & Reverse", and "I'll Be Waiting For You".

Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:59 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Being one of the newest percussion instruments on the planet, (circa 1939) the steel pan is actually on a similar timeline with the development of modern jazz. Taking into consideration strong African influences and a hybridization process, they appear to be a natural combination. Pan Master Leon Foster Thomas has taken the instrument most associated with his homeland of Trinidad, right into the heart of jazz composition and performance with Metamorphosis, in a bold rhythmic and melodic encounter.

Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:59 minutes | 450 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

His father was a railroad man and Mike picked up a great understanding of different musical styles around the country while riding the rails. From Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters to a long list of the greats, Mike Clark shows how it’s done both on the drums and as a Jazzman. Hip, positive, and adventurous at 70, Mike met up with his longtime friend Delbert Bump and together they tracked an album of Hammond based grooves - Retro Report, bringing in young Elias Lucero to rip it up on guitar with some horn touches from Vince Denham and Rob Dixon. This is your Father’s Jazz, your Sister’s Jazz, your long lost Uncle Benny’s Jazz, and your Grandson’s Jazz. That is to say it crosses the span of time with a master’s flick of the wrist.

Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:41 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The liner notes of Red Hook Soul tell the story - a positive dedication to both perfection of the musical craft and to the strength of the neighborhood. This record is not about pyrotechnics despite the incredible playing from the entire band - it's about a seasoned set of musicians down at the corner bar with a deep understanding of the roots of music and culture. The title track feels like an old friend, moving you down the road on the way to work at the shipyard. The rest speak of stops along the way, with a funky tribute to the great King Curtis right in the middle. Stop by here for the story, and support this seamlessy crafted piece of history.

Alex Baranowski - The Windermere Children (Original Film Soundtrack) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Alex Baranowski - The Windermere Children (Original Film Soundtrack) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Alex Baranowski - The Windermere Children (Original Film Soundtrack) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 33:29 minutes | 358 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

“The Windermere Children” soundtrack released on Sony Classics by Alex Baranowski 15TH JANUARY 2020 Very excited to announce that my score for The Windermere Children is being released by the incredible Sony Classics label next week (24th January). The film will be broadcast on simultaneously on BBC Two in the UK and ZDF in Germany on Monday 27th at 9pm (UK time). It is a Wall to Wall / Warner Bros production.

VA - The Turning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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VA - The Turning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

VA - The Turning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 60:37 minutes | 715 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) from the film The Turning (2020). The score music was composed by Nathan Barr (Sneaky Pete, The Son, The House with a Clock in Its Walls), the soundtrack album by Various Artists.The Turning is a 2020 supernatural horror drama film based on the novel The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The film is written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Jade Bartlett, directed by Floria Sigismondi, stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Joely Richardson, Mark Huberman, Niall Greig Fulton.

Lorne Balfe - Bad Boys for Life (Original Motion Picture Score) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Lorne Balfe - Bad Boys for Life (Original Motion Picture Score) (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Lorne Balfe - Bad Boys for Life (Original Motion Picture Score) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 39:52 minutes | 429 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Original Motion Picture Score from the film Bad Boys for Life (2020). The music was composed by Lorne Balfe (Secret Society of Second Born Royals, The Cry, Gemini Man). Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 American action crime comedy film written by Chris Bremner, Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim, Anthony Tambakis, George Gallo, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The film stars Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano.

Matt Cappy - Church And State (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Matt Cappy - Church And State (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Matt Cappy - Church And State (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 51:51 minutes | 594 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Berlin New Jersey. Not the Berlin of world fame, just a small town in South Jersey where dreams begin. Matt Cappy grew up in Berlin with trumpet in hand, inspired by band concerts where his sister played clarinet, and by his mother’s piano playing. Eager to learn, he played in school and in church, where director Bill Garton and teachers Joe Fallon and Rick Kerber led him forward. Philadelphia’s University Of The Arts was next, and Matt was quickly immersed in the Philly Jazz scene. Keeping his hometown connections strong, he landed a gig through Rick Kerber to play with Tony Bennett in Atlantic City.

Jared Pauley - On Capitol Street (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Jared Pauley - On Capitol Street (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Jared Pauley - On Capitol Street (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 38:52 minutes | 426 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hailing from Charleston, West Virginia, but now resident in NYC, Jared Pauley's first musical experiments were with the guitar but he abandoned this in favor of piano as a teenager. His influences include Herbie Hancock, George Duke and Chick Corea and his first purchased albums were Miles Davis' Milestones (Columbia, 1958), Herbie Hancock's Headhunters (Columbia, 1973) and Tito Puente's Éxitos Eternos (Universal, 2004). Certainly the Corea and Puente influences are prevalent on this follow-up to his debut recording Systematic (Circle Road, 2016).

Nate Smith - Pocket Change (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Nate Smith - Pocket Change (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Nate Smith - Pocket Change (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 32:37 minutes | 370 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The incomparable Nate Smith has helped invigorate the Jazz scene over the last two decades with his visceral and deep-rooted style of drumming. From work with Jose James, Dave Holland, and Chris Potter, to his Grammy nominated debut album, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere, Nate is on the scene. It seems that every day another musician or fan posts a video of Nate behind the kit, in awe of the style and and polish of his work. Now, Nate has prepared a solo drumset album dubbed Pocket Change - 11 improvised drum tracks of groove and feel, and of course technique.