Seamus Blake

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 19, 2016
Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:51 min | 142 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Seamus Blake's first disc on the Fresh Sound New Talent label is a marvelous showcase not only for the leader but also for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album's other prominent solo voice. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, together the backbone of Brad Mehldau's famous trio, lay down the ideal rhythmic universe for Blake and Rosenwinkel to flourish in. Opening with the wild, funkified double-time of "Perk," the group goes on to traverse a wide swath of territory, from the classic post-bop swing of "Happenstance" and "G.S.S." to the experimental sounds of "Token Cello" and "Of Ours."
Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (2016)

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:10 min | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Deepening a two-tenor partnership that dates back to the mid-'90s, saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek follow up their quintet release 'Reeds Ramble' (CRISS1364CD) with 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', featuring the same powerful band lineup (Ethan Iverson on piano, Matt Penman on bass, Jochen Rueckert on drums). While they stand apart as gifted soloists, Blake and Cheek always flourish as a team, bringing lustre to every tune with their lyrical unison melodies and beautifully harmonised theme statements.

Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 6, 2016
Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)

Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:27 min | 147 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: 5Passion

New York based tenor saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger". John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his “Quiet Band,” called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” Seamus Blake’s recent releases, Live at Smalls (Smalls Live 2010), Bellwether (Criss Cross Jazz 2009) and Live in Italy (Jazz Eyes 2009), have garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. Live in Italy was awarded 4.5 stars in Downbeat. Described as “a knockout”, “one of the elite albums of the year” and “as exhilarating as a shot of espresso”, it is on many Top of the Year lists.
Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek Quintet - Reeds Ramble (2014)

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek Quintet - Reeds Ramble (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:47 min | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Fellow saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have thrived as leaders, sidemen, big band soloists and much else, contributing to the creative health of the jazz scene over the last 20 years. As a pair they worked on the exploratory groove-oriented project The Bloomdaddies (Criss 1110) back in 1995, but with Reeds Ramble Blake and Cheek reunite in an acoustic setting, buoyed by the extraordinary Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus on piano, making his first Criss Cross appearance. Drummer Jochen Rueckert, too makes his first label appearance, teaming-up with in-demand bassist Matt Penman, a valued presence on Criss Cross sessions led by Jonathan Kreisberg, John Ellis and Zach Brock.

Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol.  Music

Posted by fontibre at Sept. 28, 2006
Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol.

Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol
Jazz | MP3 160 Kbps | 61,01 MB

Miralta and Cohen are remarkably comfortable and capable in their roles as soloists. At times, Cohen’s bass is as percussive as Miralta’s drums: his contributions to Sun / Sol are absolutely stunning throughout. In the trio format, Blake’s stylistic debt to Joe Lovano is somewhat more apparent than on Horse With a Broken Leg. That’s not to say that he is a tiresome, derivative sort of player. Quite the contrary, I never tired of his long asymmetrical lines and sweet, singing tone.
Sam Yahel - Ari Hoenig - Mike Moreno - Seamu Blake - Jazz Side Of The Moon: Music Of Pink Floyd (2008) Repost

Sam Yahel • Ari Hoenig • Mike Moreno • Seamu Blake - Jazz Side Of The Moon: Music Of Pink Floyd (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (*.wv): Image+Cue+Log | 334 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 141 Mb | Scans | Time: 55:29
Genre: Easy Listening, Contemporary Jazz, Tribute | Label: Chesky Records | Cat.№: SACD338

A unique Jazz album entitled The Jazz Side of The Moon is the next in Chesky Records series of newly recorded Jazz performances. The album is subtitled “The Music of Pink Floyd” and as you might guess, it presents a new take on the classic album The Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd.
Jazz Side Of The Moon - The Music Of Pink Floyd (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Sam Yahel, Mike Moreno, Ari Hoenig, Seamus Blake -
Jazz Side Of The Moon: The Music Of Pink Floyd (2008)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:30 minutes | 2,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Misha Tsiganov - Spring Feelings (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2017
Misha Tsiganov - Spring Feelings (2016)

Misha Tsiganov - Spring Feelings
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:22 min | 153 MB
Label: Criss Cross Jazz | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

For his second Criss Cross release, 'Spring Feelings', pianist Misha Tsiganov presents a program containing five originals and four standards, each bearing Tsiganov's sui generis arranging stamp, tailored to the tonal personalities of his world-class personnel. Returning from his successful debut, 'Artistry of the Standard' (CRISS1367CD), are trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake and drummer Donald Edwards, with bassist Hans Glawischnig joining the team.
VA - Chesky Records - 30th Anniversary Collection: Complete Set 1986-2016 (2016)

VA - Chesky Records - 30th Anniversary Collection: Complete Set 1986-2016
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2|96|192 kHz & 16-bit/44.1 kHz | 385:37 min | 7.33 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Chesky Records | Tracks: 72 | Rls.date: 2016

Right from the start Chesky Records had a sound. David Chesky set out to make “aural photographs” of each session, capturing as much of the sound of being there as the technology allowed, continually pushing it forward. Every note of every session was recorded “live,” there were no overdubs, no fixing it in the mix. What went down at the session, with some of the world’s greatest musicians, was in the CD, LP, or later on, high-resolution digital download.

David Hazeltine - For All We Know (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 3, 2016
David Hazeltine - For All We Know (2014)

David Hazeltine - For All We Know (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log | 72:25 | ~467 Mb
Jazz, Bebop | Label: Smoke Sessions | Release Year: 2014

David Hazeltine is known for his harmonic sophistication and elegant pianism, traits that were also hallmarks of Cedar Walton s playing. When Hazeltine initially set out make what would become his Smoke Sessions release, For All We Know, making a tribute record was the furthest thing from his mind and it should be pointed out that For All We Know is definitely not a tribute record. Yet, it s hard to ignore the importance of Cedar Walton s legacy to it. Hazeltine is one of the important heirs to Walton s piano tradition, so it is only natural that his gratitude and affection would be dominant themes on this recording. It is also a special record because it documents what is essentially the first collaboration between Hazeltine and tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake.