Mike de Souza - Slow Burn (2019)

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Mike de Souza - Slow Burn (2019)

Mike de Souza - Slow Burn (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 272 MB | Tracks: 8 | 51:41 min
Style: Jazz, Rock, Fusion | Label: Road Fork Records

Guitarist and composer, Mike De Souza, is making waves on the London jazz scene and his debut album entitled Slow Burn, is a testament to his talents. Previously having released an EP, Road Fork with the same band, this is a much broader representation of his compositions and influences.

Juhani Aaltonen ja Sointi Jazz Orchestra - Saarnaaja (2019)

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Juhani Aaltonen ja Sointi Jazz Orchestra - Saarnaaja (2019)

Juhani Aaltonen ja Sointi Jazz Orchestra - Saarnaaja (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 MB | Tracks: 5 | 41:53 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Z-Trading LTD

18-piece Sointi Jazz Orchestra and legendary saxophonist-flutist Juhani “Junnu” Aaltonen celebrate the new Preacher album, to be released in the fall, on three tours. The album, released by Nova Records, includes a five-piece Preacher composed by Rasmus Soin, the artistic director of the band. "Big band concert" and "long dialogue between Junn and the orchestra". The melodic and meandering work draws inspiration from different styles of rhythm music as well as classical music and has been composed for the Sointi Jazz Orchestra and Junnu. In addition to the preacher, excerpts from the band's diverse program will be heard at the concert.

Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends... (2019)

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Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends... (2019)

Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends… (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | Tracks: 10 | 48:12 min
Style: Jazz, Funk | Label: Ropeadope

Born and raised on the westside of Los Angeles, Eric Borders is a keyboardist, producer and composer. He has shared stages with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Jose James, Jimmy Cliff, The Internet, Stanley Clarke and George Duke. His Musical 'persona' is Captain Supernova (C.SN), a fictional Astronaut who travels through space and transmitting his message back to Earth. And so the stage is set, and we are about to receive C.SN's third transmission; this time a full length album - The Voyage Never Ends. 'Let it take you to Wherever it Begins' - C.SN. The Voyage Never Ends is aptly titled; it feel like a journey into place unknown, sometimes drifting through space and sometimes landing in new places.

John Zarra - On This Mountain (2019)

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John Zarra - On This Mountain (2019)

John Zarra - On This Mountain (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 MB | Tracks: 11 | 43:21 min
Style: Country | Label: John Zarra

Most of this music was recorded and produced in a small trailer studio perched upon Schunemunk mountain in Orange County in New York state. John is a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist who plays and sings and is quite proficient in the recording studio.

Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality - The Mighty Unlikely (2019)

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Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality - The Mighty Unlikely (2019)

Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality - The Mighty Unlikely (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 MB | Tracks: 9 | 37:28 min
Style: Jazz | Label: JazzHausMusik

On her first album "The Mighty Unlikely" Lisa Hoppe, an outstanding double bass player, creates trio ambience in chamber music format widening the borders of the so-called acoustic music, of jazz, using elements from free jazz, improvised music as well as sounds and noises, speech and vocal structures. The album's music has been recorded in a loft in Brooklyn trying to catch the very special local chamber musical aura. Lisa Hoppe deliberately does not use percussion instruments, though there are sort of typical drum characteristics in her arrangements, grooves and beats. Thus the tasks of the three instruments within the band change very often: melody, rhythm, soundscape, accompaniment are parameters for all musicians involved avoiding conventional role allocation.

L’Instand Donne, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien - Clemens Gadenstätter: Semantical Investigations (2019)

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L’Instand Donne, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien - Clemens Gadenstätter: Semantical Investigations (2019)

L’Instand Donne, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien - Clemens Gadenstätter: Semantical Investigations (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 884 MB | Tracks: 6 | 188:39 min
Style: Classical | Label: Kairos

Clemens Gadenstatter’s album Semantical Investigations is a collection of works for smaller and larger ensembles, all linked through his view on what composing means: “I believe that the fundamental core of my composing is defined by the view that listening is not only a biological and physiological fact, but also mainly something we learn” (Gadenstatter).

Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Tim Horton, Ensemble 360 - Howard Skempton: Chamber Works (2019)

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Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Tim Horton, Ensemble 360 - Howard Skempton: Chamber Works (2019)

Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Tim Horton, Ensemble 360 - Howard Skempton: Chamber Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 305 MB | Tracks: 10 | 70:25 min
Style: Classical | Label: First Hand Records

This album of premiere recordings of works by Howard Skempton, including ‘Man and Bat’, the Piano Concerto, ‘The Moon is Flashing’ and ‘Eternity’s Sunrise’, features possibly the greatest baritone of our time Roderick Williams, the celebrated tenor James Gilchrist, leading chamber pianist TimHorton and the fantastic Ensemble 360.

Hansjörg Albrecht - Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (2019)

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Hansjörg Albrecht - Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (2019)

Hansjörg Albrecht - Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 286 MB | Tracks: 6 | 73:28 min
Style: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

Organist Hansjörg Albrecht and his sound engineer Martin Fischer have collaborated again on a set of new Richard Wagner organ transcriptions. This time Albrecht plays the celebrated Woehl organ in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Munich. The transcriptions are by the young composer Axel Langmann, and by Edwin Henry Lemare. The Overtures to Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot are heard in world premiere recordings.

Mishka Rushdie Momen - Variations (2019)

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Mishka Rushdie Momen - Variations (2019)

Mishka Rushdie Momen - Variations (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 251 MB | Tracks: 58 | 76:30 min
Style: Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

Making an impressive solo debut on SOMM this month is the young, fast-rising pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen. No stranger to SOMM, she joined two of today’s finest pianists – Valerie Tryon and Peter Donohoe – in Mozart’s dazzling Piano Concerto for Three Pianos, K242 in 2018. Mishka studied with Joan Havill, Richard Goode and Imogen Cooper and was mentored by Sir András Schiff, who presented her in recitals throughout Europe and in New York for his acclaimed Building Bridges series. This superbly realised recital includes Variations by Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn, and first recordings of two new works, specially commissioned by Mishka for this recording, by Nico Muhly and Vijay Iyer.

Ensemble Tromba Festiva - Music Was My First Love (2019)

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Ensemble Tromba Festiva - Music Was My First Love (2019)

Ensemble Tromba Festiva - Music Was My First Love (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 MB | Tracks: 15 | 58:37 min
Style: Classical | Label: B-Ton

The four musicians of the "Ensemble Tromba Festiva" are masters of the interpretation of immortal works from the Baroque era. The works of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach shine like in their heyday. The new, unique concept is to complement the program with the great compositions of modern music in the same sound: "Music" by John Miles, "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson, "What a wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong and the Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are just a few of the classics of pop / rock music that take on a whole new form in the cast of the "Ensemble Tromba Festiva", creating an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience.

Die Parzäros - La Cachaca (2019)

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Die Parzäros - La Cachaca (2019)

Die Parzäros - La Cachaca (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | Tracks: 11 | 52:37 min
Style: Jazz, Rock, Fusion | Label: Jazzhausmusik

The three Colombian musicians, "The Parcels", and their guitarist Juan-Pablo González-Tobón, on "La Cachaca", are doing the trick of developing folklore from their homeland into music that is traditional in its elements In addition, it is enriched in some adventurous ways with structural ideas of jazz and improvised music. "The Parzäros" impress on the one hand by the tradition-relatedness of three musical "Native-Speaker" and also surprise by a rarely so impressively developed opening of the concept in the direction of current forms of jazz and rock.

Irek Wojtczak - Plastic Poetry (2019)

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Irek Wojtczak - Plastic Poetry (2019)

Irek Wojtczak - Plastic Poetry (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 153 MB | Tracks: 10 | 39:28 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Howard Records

Plastic Poetry is an album of an intergenerational duo - Irek Wojtczak and Kamil Piotrowicz. It is a record of an improvised session that was recorded in November 2018 in Bielsko-Biała during the duo's concert tour in southern Poland. "Plastic, chemical plastic, and poetry, bearing a wide symbolism of ambiguous art - create a contemporary, definitive contrast, while referring to the world of obviousness and inauthenticity as well as the intuitive world of ambiguity" - this is how the duo defines the context of their work.

Sascha Ley - It's Alright To Be Everywhere (2019)

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Sascha Ley - It's Alright To Be Everywhere (2019)

Sascha Ley - It's Alright To Be Everywhere (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 MB | Tracks: 17 | 51:32 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: JazzHausMusik

Sascha Ley and her French double-bass colleague Laurent Payfert present an extraordinarily varied mix of standards and original compositions on "It's Alright To Be Everywhere"; Sounds that emerge just as much from the improvisation of the moment ("instant compositions") as from the established structures of modern jazz: dreamlike and suggestive soundscapes, sound experiments, the use of extended vocal and instrumental techniques, as well as narrative art prepare an always surprising, inviting and spirited Experience away from the mainstream.

Sam Eastmond - Gulgoleth (2019)

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Sam Eastmond - Gulgoleth (2019)

Sam Eastmond - Gulgoleth (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 439 MB | Tracks: 8 | 72:06 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Chant Records

Gulgoleth is the brainchild of composer Sam Eastmond, leader of the eclectic jazz/rock/Radical Jewish Culture big band Spike Orchestra and frequent collaborator with musical mastermind John Zorn. The album features the engine room of the Spike Orchestra stripped back to a quartet setting to highlight the virtuosic skill of the players and this outrageous set of compositions. Drawing inspiration from the work of underground filmmaker Jack Smith and the process of creating arrangements of music from Zorn’s Masada songbook, this highly personal and intense album is a journey through a free-jazz, surf, rock, cartoon, Radical Jewish Culture and Downtown film noir dreamscape. Featuring the heavyweight talents of Moss Freed (guitar), Elliot Galvin (piano), Otto Willberg (bass) and Will Glaser (drums).

Mike Murley - Taking Flight (2019)

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Mike Murley - Taking Flight (2019)

Mike Murley - Taking Flight (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 MB | Tracks: 9 | 55:45 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Cornerstone Records Inc.

Cornerstone Records proudly presents Taking Flight, a new recording from saxophonist Mike Murley with special guest pianist Renee Rosnes. Also featured are regular Murley collaborators, bassists Steve Wallace and Jim Vivian and guitarist Reg Schwager. Canadian-born, New York-based Rosnes brings a new voice to the mainstream chamber jazz trio sounds Murley has produced on Cornerstone since his recordings with the legendary Ed Bickert two decades ago.