Paquito D'Rivera - Este Camino Largo (2002) {Egrem}

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Paquito D'Rivera - Este Camino Largo (2002) {Egrem}

Paquito D'Rivera - Este Camino Largo (2002) {Egrem}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz

This album's tracks show a more focused side of D'Rivera's work during his days in Cuba. Several songs stem from his time with the seminal Cuban fusion band, Irakere; these tracks show his influence upon the band as both a soloist and overall stylist. More pieces from Irakere document their performance with the legendary guitarist Leo Brouwer. Some of these recordings were originally released on the album Great Moments, while others appear here for the first time. These songs demonstrate D'Rivera's ability to bridge distinct styles, from ragtime to classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Maria Joao & Mário Laginha - Dancas (1994) {PolyGram}

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Maria Joao & Mário Laginha - Dancas (1994) {PolyGram}

Maria Joao & Mário Laginha - Dancas (1994) {PolyGram}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop

Maria João is an extraordinary, skilled jazz vocalist. Her stylings can be mesmerizing. And her accompanist, Mario Laginha, is spectacular.

Eijiro Nakagawa feat. Brecker Brothers - Peace (1997) {King Record Japan}

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Eijiro Nakagawa feat. Brecker Brothers - Peace (1997) {King Record Japan}

Eijiro Nakagawa feat. Brecker Brothers - Peace (1997) {King Record Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Fusion

Trombonist Eijiro Nakagawa leads a great jazz group with Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Andy Ezrin (piano), Jiro Yoshida (Guitar), James Genus (Bass), Rodney Holmes (Drums) and Marlon Sanders (Vocal) . Recorded in November 1997.

The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}

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The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}

The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 473MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This exciting album, capturing a Brecker Brothers set at New York City’s Bottom Line on March 6, 1976, is an important document for those who feel that fusion ruled. This disc is evidence of the sonic combustion that happened in the mid-’70s when versatile musicians mixed the accessibility of rock arrangements and the deep groove of funk with the harmonic language and improvisation of jazz. The Bottom Line Archive is the only official live release of this lineup of the Brecker Brothers Band: Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone), Don Grolnick (keyboards), Steve Khan (guitar), Will Lee (bass), Chris Parker (drums) and Sammy Figueroa (percussion). Contributing to three tracks is alto saxophonist David Sanborn, who shows off the chops that would make him a superstar in the ensuing years.

Dave Douglas & Martial Solal - Rue de Seine (2006) {CamJazz}

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Dave Douglas & Martial Solal - Rue de Seine (2006) {CamJazz}

Dave Douglas & Martial Solal - Rue de Seine (2006) {CamJazz}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

French pianist Martial Solal is joined by American trumpeter Dave Douglas for this inspired duo session. Solal has long been one of Europe's top pianists, while he has made occasional trips to the U.S. to perform, while Douglas has become a favorite of critics for his diverse recordings. The 35-year age difference between the musicians means nothing, as they react like old friends who have played together countless times. The session is staged in an unusual fashion, alternating between originals by each player over the first six tracks, followed by several timeless standards. Douglas begins on muted horn for Solal's quirky "July Shower," stimulated by the pianist's unpredictable accompaniment that focuses on the lower half of the keyboard.

Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) {Blue Note}

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Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) {Blue Note}

Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 352MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward atmospheric post-bop. Born in Oakland, California, Akinmusire showed early promise by his teens and gigged professionally while also playing in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble. Early encounters with such luminaries as saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman pushed Akinmusire to focus a keen eye on his own development.

Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973) {CTI}

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Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973) {CTI}

Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973) {CTI}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 389MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The early '70s success of CTI afforded Creed Taylor the opportunity to give Sebesky some musical freedom on this project, and what he came up with is astonishing. Sebesky fuses Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird" and John McLaughlin's "Birds Of Fire" into a single work, featuring cinematic orchestral episodes and exciting solos from the likes of Hubert Laws and Freddie Hubbard. Joni Mitchell's "Song To A Seagull" becomes a feature for Paul Desmond's distant and lonely sounding alto saxophone, but Ron Carter's bass makes friends with him and the pair proves to be simpatico in its conversational work.

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron - Dream Dance (2009) {CamJazz}

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Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron - Dream Dance (2009) {CamJazz}

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron - Dream Dance (2009) {CamJazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Focusing on all-original material, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi's Dream Dance proves that when there's the right chemistry, a group can retain it throughout the years, even if reconvening only occasionally. While not a regular working unit like Keith Jarrett's enduring Standards Trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette, Pieranunzi's trio with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron has been together almost as long.

Bob Mintzer Big Band - For The Moment (2012) {MCG}

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - For The Moment (2012) {MCG}

Bob Mintzer Big Band - For The Moment (2012) {MCG}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 404MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 126MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Latin Jazz

The Grammy Award–winning Bob Mintzer Big Band has explored diverse styles of music in its illustrious 25-year recording history—from New York and Afro-Cuban to Count Basie and John Coltrane. On the band’s new MCG Jazz CD, "For the Moment," which is scheduled for release June 19, saxophonist/composer/arranger/bandleader Mintzer puts the spotlight on Brazilian music.

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Camouflage (1986) {DMP}

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - Camouflage (1986) {DMP}

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Camouflage (1986) {DMP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

Good '86 big band set led by tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Bob Mintzer, a fine player and arranger. These recordings are in a conventional format, with polished ensemble sections and good, occasionally great solos. They are well produced and mastered.

Irakere - Jazzcuba Volume 5 (2007) {Rhino}

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Irakere - Jazzcuba Volume 5 (2007) {Rhino}

Irakere - Jazzcuba Volume 5 (2007) {Rhino}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8| Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 356MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

Many of the top Cuban jazz musicians have played in Irakere during the past several decades, including altoist Paquito D'Rivera and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (before both individually defected). Pianist Chucho Valdes has been the orchestra's longtime leader, and its music ranges from Latin jazz and bop to Cuban folk melodies, with an emphasis on infectious rhythms and advanced improvisations. Several of Irakere's records have been made available domestically (including sets for Columbia and Jazz House).

Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}

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Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}

Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974) {ECM 1044}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8| Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Trombonist Julian Priester, after playing with many different groups, including those of Sun Ra, Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Max Roach, and Duke Ellington, was a member of the Herbie Hancock Sextet during 1970-1973. Hancock's intriguing ensemble went from funk to free blowing, and in its later period was experimenting with synthesizers. On Love, Love, Priester continues in that vein. The two lengthy improvisations are mostly on one-chord repetitive rhythmic vamps stated by the bass, featuring sound explorations and plenty of electronics. Only on the last half of the second medley does Priester himself emerge a bit from the electronic sounds. One is reminded of Bitches Brew, since that is an obvious influence, but also Hancock's group and Weather Report.

Bucky Pizzarelli - Challis In Wonderland (2011)

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Bucky Pizzarelli - Challis In Wonderland (2011)

Bucky Pizzarelli - Challis In Wonderland (2011)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 310MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Swing

Bucky Pizzarelli salutes arranger Bill Challis, who was responsible for many of the most important charts played by the Jean Goldkette Orchestra and Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, along with helping transcribe the handful of compositions by legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. Challis in Wonderland CD music In his eighties at the time of these sessions, the seven-string guitarist shows no signs of slowing down, joined by bassist Jerry Bruno and on a few tracks adding his son John on guitar or a swinging string quartet led by the talented young violinist Aaron Weinstein with string arrangements by Dick Lieb.

Enrico Pieranunzi - Permutation (2012) {CamJazz}

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Enrico Pieranunzi - Permutation (2012) {CamJazz}

Enrico Pieranunzi - Permutation (2012) {CamJazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This trio has truly been a sound laboratory where interaction lead down unexpected paths. …a musical setting for change and transformation where what you had planned and imagined in one way suddenly took off in another direction thanks to the imagination and personality of each individual. An encounter precisely in the key of surprise, change, and transformation. ~ Enrico Pieranunzi

Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}

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Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}

Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 856MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 221MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

The second live album by Italian soul/jazz vocalist Mario Biondi, recorded during his 2010 Spazio Tempo Italian tour, featured two jazz bands facing each other. In this double set, Biondi performs his most recent studio effort, If (2009), in its entirety, and adds a medley, a cover of "Nature Boy," three songs featuring acid jazz combo Incognito, and a studio version of the previously unreleased title track.