Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (1959/2016) {Reissue, Remastered}

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Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (1959/2016) {Reissue, Remastered}

Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (1959/2016) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 287.42 Mb | 52:28 | Scans included
Cool, Post-Bop | Label: Jazz Images - 38001

"Portrait in Jazz" (Riverside RLP12-315) was Bill Evans’ third album as a leader, following New Jazz Conceptions (1956) and Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958). It was also Evans’ first LP with the talented bassist Scott LaFaro, who would tragically die in a car crash in 1961. This CD is completed by a different take of “Autumn Leaves”, which was issued on the Mono version of the LP, as well as by the original version of “Blue in Green”, recorded by Bill Evans with Miles Davis for the classic album "Kind of Blue".

Mal Waldron - You and the Night and the Music (1983/2005) (Japan Edition)

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Mal Waldron - You and the Night and the Music (1983/2005) (Japan Edition)

Mal Waldron - You and the Night and the Music (1983/2005) (Japan Edition)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 179.20 Mb | 40:22 | Cover
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Paddle Wheel/King Record - KICJ-2071

You and the Night and the Music is an album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron recorded in 1983 and released by the Japanese Paddle Wheel label. The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars stating "High-caliber lineup".

Erik Friedlander - Bonebridge (2011)

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Erik Friedlander - Bonebridge (2011)

Erik Friedlander - Bonebridge (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.94 Mb | 48:46 | Cover
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Skipstone Records - SR 010

The quartet featured on Bonebridge is an augmented variation of cellist Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio. The group, with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Mike Sarin, was originally conceived in tribute to Oscar Pettiford's cello experiments—which were undertaken in 1949 when the legendary bassist played the smaller instrument while recovering from a baseball injury. Refraining from bowing, Friedlander employs a fulsome pizzicato technique on the new ensemble's self-titled debut, finding supple concordance with slide guitarist Doug Wamble's spiky twang. Their mutual affinity for bluegrass, country and folk styles infuses the tuneful session with an air of bucolic Americana, an aesthetic Friedlander previously explored on his 2007 solo set Block Ice & Propane (Skipstone).

Scott Colley - Empire (2010)

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Scott Colley - Empire (2010)

Scott Colley - Empire (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 259.07 Mb | 54:47 | Covers
Modern Creative | Country: USA | Label: C.A.M. Jazz - CAMJ 7828-2

Since making his recording debut with Carmen McRae in the mid-'80s, Scott Colley has been one of the most in-demand bassists, working with Jim Hall and Andrew Hill, among dozens of others. But when Colley has had the opportunity to record as a leader, he has explored provocative originals interpreted with a crop of great players from his generation. Empire is centered around a core group consisting of electric guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, and drummer Brian Blade, with pianist Craig Taborn added on some tracks.

Avandra - Skylighting (2020)

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Avandra - Skylighting (2020)

Avandra - Skylighting (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 273.58 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 96.14 Mb | 41:54 | Cover
Prog Rock/Metal | Country: Puerto Rico | Label: Layered Reality Productions

After two full years, almost to the day, I finally received my first return customer. Puerto Rican prog collective Avandra come back to me with their third full-length record Skylighting. A year and a half feels like forever ago, and I guess thanks to the pandemic that time span probably allowed Avandra the same opportunity to write and record a new album properly as they would have within three years of normal band operation. Therefore, the only consideration left is whether or not they put out something worth my time.

Blank Manuskript - Himmelfahrt (2020)

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Blank Manuskript - Himmelfahrt (2020)

Blank Manuskript - Himmelfahrt (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 275.27 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 101.80 Mb | 44:11 | Cover
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog | Country: Austria | Label: Blank Manuskript

2020: a pandemic virus turns our lives upside down. The vulnerability of our system is now obvious and uncertainty spreads around the globe, sowing the seeds of superstition, agitation, and incitement. While in quarantine, our thoughts circle around the fundamental existential questions, and finally, confusion impairs our composure. Now mythical creatures and ghosts inspire our imagination and ancient beliefs occupy our post-factual brains. The virus has penetrated our lives… It is the right time for psychoactive and contemplative musical enjoyment, it is time for Blank Manuskript.

Witchwood - Before the Winter (2020)

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Witchwood - Before the Winter (2020)

Witchwood - Before the Winter (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 349.12 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 129.30 Mb | 55:45 | Cover
Progressive Rock, Heavy Prog | Country: Italy | Label: Jolly Roger Records

Witchwood were born in 2014 from the ashes of Buttered Bacon Biscuits, they released a self-produced Cd in 2010 "From the solitary woods" (reprinted on Cd and Lp by Jolly Roger Rec. in 2017) and positively reviewed by many italian and foreign music magazines and websites. After the split some members of the band followed mastermind Ricky (vocals, guitar and main writer of B.B.B. and Witchwood) in the Witchwood project.

Dinah Washington - Milestones of a Legend (2017) {10CD Box Set, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

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Dinah Washington - Milestones of a Legend (2017) {10CD Box Set, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

Dinah Washington - Milestones of a Legend (2017) {10CD Box Set, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,50 Gb | 10:51:55 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Label: The Intense Media - 600372

Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dakota Staton - Live at Milestones (2007)

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Dakota Staton - Live at Milestones (2007)

Dakota Staton - Live at Milestones (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 177.36 Mb | 38:07 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Caffe Jazz - CJCD-6100

Dakota Staton Gained a strong reputation as a soulful jazz singer early in her career. She had retained her popularity for decades. Her biggest hit was "The Late Late Show". … Now this great CD recorded "Live" at Milestones in Buffalo N.Y. November 20,1986 This 14 track set includes "My Funny Valentine" - "Summertime" and a her version of "Broadway" now from Caffe Jazz.

Myra Melford - Snowy Egret (2015)

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Myra Melford - Snowy Egret (2015)

Myra Melford - Snowy Egret (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 299.98 Mb | 01:00:23 | Covers
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Yellowbird - YEB-7752

Since the mid-'90s, pianist/composer Myra Melford's quintets such as the Extended Ensemble, the Same River, Twice, the Tent, and Be Bread have been among her most adventurous and inimitable groupings – and so one greets the arrival of her latest five-piece, Snowy Egret, with high anticipation. Released by Enja/Yellowbird in March 2015, Snowy Egret's eponymous debut album features Melford compositions inspired by Uruguayan author, historian, and journalist Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy; the quintet performed the music in November 2013 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of Melford's multimedia Language of Dreams project, which also included dance, video, and spoken word.

Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas (2020)

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Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas (2020)

Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 238.84 Mb | 39:07 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Country: UK | Label: Island Records

With his first holiday-themed album, 2020's The Pianoman at Christmas, Jamie Cullum strikes a festive balance between swinging traditional pop and heartfelt singer/songwriter introspection. It's a balance the singer and pianist has been perfecting ever since breaking through in the early 2000s, moving between urbane re-interpretations of jazz standards and his own lyrical pop/rock originals. It's also a formula that has helped him remain a Top 20 chart regular in the U.K. with albums like 2014's Interlude and 2019's Taller. The Pianoman at Christmas makes the most of these skills as Cullum brings all of his varied experience to bear on a set of original holiday songs.

Craig Brann - The Twelve (2019)

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Craig Brann - The Twelve (2019)

Craig Brann - The Twelve (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 411.02 Mb | 01:07:47 | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: SteepleChase - SCCD 31879

The four members of this quintet studied jazz together at the renowned William Patterson University in New Jersey. The exceptional affinity among them is evident on this Craig’s fifth album for SteepleChase. The album’s intriguing leitmotif of chromatic scale of 12 notes and/or the 12-bar blues conceived by the leader Craig Brann is flawlessly executed by the like-minded fivesome here.

Peter Beets - Our Love Is Here to Stay: Gershwin Reimagined (2019)

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Peter Beets - Our Love Is Here to Stay: Gershwin Reimagined (2019)

Peter Beets - Our Love Is Here to Stay: Gershwin Reimagined (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 253.66 Mb | 47:43 | Scans included
Post-Bop | Label: Magic Ball Jazz Records - MBJ 74609

With this, my latest album celebrating the timeless melodies of one of America’s and the world’s greatest composers, I have the chance to showcase it all - classical, blues, jazz, Latin, and folk music! This is the legacy of George Gershwin who continues to inspire musicians of every persuasion and instrument - and of course, me.

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra - Down A Rabbit Hole (2018)

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Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra - Down A Rabbit Hole (2018)

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra - Down A Rabbit Hole (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 310.87 Mb | 00:51:16 | Cover
Post-Bop, Mainstream, Contemporary Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Summit Records - DCD 732

Down A Rabbit Hole CD music contains a single disc with 7 songs. Groundbreaking composer, Ayn Inserto presents an all original thought provoking large ensemble offering in delightful fashion on this, her fourth recording. Bringing with her; John Fedchock, trombone; George Garzone, tenor sax; Sean Jones, trumpet, the jazz orchestra is tight and lights up the sound of this creative original music. For fans of 'intelligent' big band music! Down A Rabbit Hole album for sale by Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra was released Sep 07, 2018 on the Summit label.

Sly & The Family Drone - Walk It Dry (2020)

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Sly & The Family Drone - Walk It Dry (2020)

Sly & The Family Drone - Walk It Dry (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 212.96 Mb | 32:43 | Cover
Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Drone | Label: Love Love Records (UK) - LOVLP 05

London’s kings of noise Sly & The Family Drone follow up their 2019 Love Love LP ‘Gentle Persuaders’ with ‘Walk It Dry’, an 8 track LP collaboratively released by Love Love Records in the UK and Feeding Tube Records across the pond in the USA. ‘Walk It Dry’ utilises the familiar sound palette of scronked electronics, bulging noise blasts, wailing sax & Kalashnikov drums that was found on ‘Gentle Persuaders’ but is a very a different beast. The tracks here are shorter and punchier as the band digs deeper than ever to find increasingly potent sonic pockets.