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)  Music

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)  Music

Posted by Samtro at Aug. 4, 2010
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.

V. A. - The Many Faces of Naxos Jazz (1999)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Nov. 27, 2011
V. A. - The Many Faces of Naxos Jazz (1999)

V. A. - The Many Faces of Naxos Jazz (1999)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 479 MB. & 176 MB.
500dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 35 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1999) | Label: Naxos | Catalog# 86040-2 | 74:51 min.

A compilation album from Naxos with 12 tracks, from the previously released Naxos albums of the artists. For listeners, both classical and modern tastes can be found on this album.
Aki Rissanen, Robin Verheyen & Markku Ounaskari - Aleatoric (2013)

Aki Rissanen, Robin Verheyen & Markku Ounaskari - Aleatoric (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:05 min | 111 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Eclipse Music

Eclipse Music continues its series of world class jazz releases with “Aleatoric”, the new album by the trio consisting of pianist Aki Rissanen, saxophone virtuoso Robin Verheyen and drummer Markku Ounaskari.

Ira Kaspi - You And The Night And The Music (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 2, 2012
Ira Kaspi - You And The Night And The Music (2012)

Ira Kaspi - You And The Night And The Music (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:00 min | 104 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Prophone Records

Ira Kaspi Jazz Diva Band ´You and the Night and the Music´ is Ira´s 7th album – the first one for the international Prophone Records. Her previous recordings include several duo recordings and a CD with her own pop influenced jazz songs. You and the Night and the Music features Iras´Jazz Diva quintet as well as the Lohja City Symphonic Orchestra.

Oddarrang - Cathedral (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 23, 2012
Oddarrang - Cathedral (2012)

Oddarrang - Cathedral (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:38 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Edition Records

Cathedral"" portrays the sound of the new European jazz generation. Finnish drummer Olavi Louhivuori´s quintet, Oddarrang, returns after a two year break with their new album, ""Cathedral"" on the Texacalli label, via Edition Records. This long awaited second album reveals a renewed band that portrays dark impressions and minimalistic soundscapes. Through their music the group delivers a musical experience that isn´t bound to any specific genre or category. The band melts together influences from jazz, classical music, world music and postmodern rock. The group´s music has been compared to the cool but moving expression of Icelanders such as Björk and Sigur Rós.
Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27265 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The Charles Lloyd Quartet was (along with Cannonball Adderley's band) the most popular group in jazz during the latter half of the 1960s. Lloyd somehow managed this feat without watering down his music or adopting a pop repertoire. A measure of the band's popularity is that Lloyd and his sidemen (pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Jack DeJohnette) were able to have a very successful tour of the Soviet Union during a period when jazz was still being discouraged by the communists. This well-received festival appearance has four lengthy performances including an 18-minute version of "Sweet Georgia Bright" and Lloyd (who has always had a soft-toned Coltrane influenced tenor style and a more distinctive voice on flute) is in top form.

Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 22, 2017
Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}

Russ Freeman & Richard Twardzik - Trio (1989) {Pacific Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 165MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

This single CD contains 12 performances by pianist Russ Freeman (with either Joe Mondragon or Monty Budwig on bass and drummer Shelly Manne) plus the one regular studio session (eight songs) that illfated pianist Richard Twardzik led (in a trio with bassist Carson Smith and drummer Peter Littman). Due to its rarity, the Twardzik date is more important historically but actually Freeman generally takes solo honors. Fine, straight-ahead music from two of the mid-'50s' more promising pianists.
Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}

Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastering
© 1973, 2013 Cadet / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9983
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Mr. Bojangles pairs Sonny Stitt with arranger Don Sebesky for one of the smoothest and most mainstream-facing dates of the saxophonist's career. Sebesky's luminous treatments underscore the elegance of Stitt's soulful alto and tenor leads–Roland Hanna's graceful electric piano leads the music even closer to funk, but the overall emphasis is more on atmosphere than rhythm. The material likewise spotlights ballads and slow-burn groovers, borrowing liberally from the pop charts for tunes including "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Ben"–even War's "The World Is a Ghetto" simmers instead of boils.