Umo Jazz

UMO Jazz Orchestra & Michael Brecker - Live in Helsinki 1995 (2015)

UMO Jazz Orchestra & Michael Brecker - Live in Helsinki 1995 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:36 min | 166 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Random Act Records

A live recording of Finnish big band UMO Jazz Orchestra and sax legend Michael Brecker (1949-2007), 'Live in Helsinki 1995' has never been released before. The record features compositions by Michael Brecker, Horace Silver, Vince Mendoza and Kirmo Lintinen, among others, with styles ranging from bebop to funk and ballads. "The most treacherous position in jazz, was being the guy on the bandstand who has to take a solo right after Mike Brecker." - Pat Metheny

Umo Jazz Orchestra - Umo Jazz Orchestra (1997)  

Posted by PCWhizzkid at June 5, 2011
Umo Jazz Orchestra - Umo Jazz Orchestra (1997)

Umo Jazz Orchestra - Umo Jazz Orchestra (1997)
MP3 320Kbs CBR - 157 MB | FULL SCANS 11 MB | + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Naxos | Catalogue No: 86010-2
Wupload & Filesonic

This is a polished orchestra with it's feet firmly in the jazz camp. Check out the misleadingly named opening track, "Frozen petals" with it's Breckeresque tenor saxophonists and storming section work to get an impression of what this band is capable of.Clever re-workings of jazz standards, latin, mainstream arrangements, atmospheric tone poems and eclectic jazz-rock. Imagine a more experimental BBC Big Band on testerone and you have some idea what is one offer.
PEPE AHLQVIST & UMO Jazz Orchestra - MISTER BLUES (2006)

PEPE AHLQVIST & UMO Jazz Orchestra - MISTER BLUES (2006)
MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps | Full Covers | 158 MB
Jazz, Blues, Contemporary BIG BAND | Release: 2006 | Lable: Bluelight Records BLR 3390 2

The Finnish blues artist Pepe Ahlqvist will be known to many European blues lovers as he has been active since the early seventies and made some excellent records along the way! Though many will recall him as a singer and harmonica player, here he has dropped the harp and taken up his first instrument, the guitar – and how! Not that he is a flashy player – far from it, but the notes he chooses are just right – quality over quantity. The Umo Jazz Orchestra are the kind of outfit all too rarely heard these days, a big, swinging and genre hopping outfit, akin to the Ray Charles Orchestra at its best, or Gil Evans Band (think particularly when they worked with Cleanhead Vinson). Pepe sings well in a variety of styles, from the swinging jump-blues of the opener to the blues-rcoing cover of BB King’s ‘So Excited’ that closes the set – in between there are soul numbers, a variety of blues styles, some wonderful modern(ish) jazz with a cover of Horace Silver’s ‘Senor Blues’, funk via ‘Dancemaster’ and even the almost jazz-meets-rap of ‘T’s And B’s’. This kind of big band blues comes along all too rarely, which means it is invariably worth listening to – and this release is sheer class.

Toni Morrison - Jazz (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Dec. 6, 2016
Toni Morrison - Jazz (repost)

Toni Morrison - Jazz
Italian | Frassinelli | 1993 | ISBN: 8876842438 | 237 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Harlem, 1926. Joe Trace un venditore cinquantenne di cosmetici, uccide Dorcas, la giovane amante di diciotto anni. Al funerale della ragazza, Violet, la moglie di Joe, cerca di sfigurarne il cadavere. Questa è in sintesi la trama del romanzo, ultima, superba prova del Premio Nobel Toni Morrison. Ma il significato e il valore dell’opera si collocano ben oltre il puro intreccio. Essa è soprattutto un ritratto della società nera che una voce narrante - uomo o donna? al lettore la risposta - intesse con un racconto il cui ritmo ricorda il jazz e che spazia tra la New York degli anni Venti, dall’incedere frenetico, e la Virginia del 1880, dall’atmosfera più lenta e lirica. Joe e Violet rappresentano quel flusso migratorio di neri che all’inizio del Novecento lasciò le zone rurali per riversarsi nella Città: ed è in quel mondo segnato dal razzismo e dalla segregazione che si sviluppa una love story a tre, carica di passione e tragedia.
V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Artwork | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Verve

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disneys magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them. This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.
Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 332 mb
Genre: jazz, smooth jazz, jazz pop

Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 is a 2CD compilation of American jazz keyboardist Bob James. It highlights his work on bothj CTI and Tappan Zee/Columbia featuring a few of his well known hits and album track classics, some of which have become the core of samples in hip-hop and electronica songs.

VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 5, 2016
VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}

VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 130 mb
Genre: jazz, R&B, soul

Yet Mo' Mod Jazz is a 2000 compilation CD from the Kent Dance label. This focuses on some of the jazz and mod jazz sounds from Atlantic Records in the late 60's and early 70's.

VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 4, 2016
VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)

VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43 min | 109 MB
Label: Instinct Records | Rel:2000

Part of Instinct Records' most successful jazz series, This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 2 is packed with great contemporary jazz funk, smooth jazz, Latin, soul, acid jazz, groove, and R&B, and is one of Instinct's most appealing compilations to date. The CD features smooth jazz stars Count Basic, Soundscape UK, Joe Fuentes, Chris Standring, and the award-winning the Jazz Steppers. If you have a thing for great guitarists, check out the fine work of Nigel Wallace on "Kabanos" and Peter Legat on "I'm Loving You." If you prefer vocals, then listen carefully to vocalist Kelli Sae who shines with the excellence that only she can give on one of the best R&B/acid jazz compositions available or to newcomers or Espirito who adds an exciting new dimension to the series. This second collection is an excellent update to This Is Smooth Jazz and by adding these latest and most exciting sounds in contemporary jazz, the highly successful series should broaden its international appeal and impact on the various styles of music compiled for it.
Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cu-Bop, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdes, Cuba's most famous jazz musician, has rebalanced the repertoire of his Afro-Cuban Messengers on Border-Free, mixing its American-jazz agenda (the group's name deliberately references both Valdes' roots and the late Art Blakey's classic soul-bop Jazz Messengers group) with more extended Latin-American input, and some Native American and Andalusian connections, too. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guesting on three tracks, is warmly romantic on tenor on the loping Tabu, agile and fluent on the Cuban dance-shuffle Bebo, and mercurial on a soprano-sax break full of north African microtonalisms on the hurtling, horn-hooting finale, Abdel.
VA - Vibrafinger: Funk, Jazz & Afro-Beat Classics From Tthe Atlantic Vaults (1999) {BGP/Ace}

VA - Vibrafinger: Funk, Jazz & Afro-beat Classics From The Atlantic Vaults (1999 (1999) {BGP/Ace}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz, R&B, soul, Afrobeat, psychedelic

Vibrafinger is a 1999 compilation released by BGP/Ace Records. The subtitle is Funk, Jazz & Afro-beat Classics From The Atlantic Vaults, highlighting some prime music from their labels.