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VA - Fahrt Ins Blaue II (Groovin'in the Spirit of Jazz) (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 24, 2018
VA - Fahrt Ins Blaue II (Groovin'in the Spirit of Jazz) (2018)

VA - Fahrt Ins Blaue II (Groovin'in the Spirit of Jazz) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:41
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: ACT Music

While the first “Fahrt ins Blaue” (journey into the blue/unknown) album from ACT in 2016 offered classy songs for chilling, a great place just to hang out and relax, the new album “FiB II - groovin' in the spirit of jazz” leads us straight out onto the dance floor. From the moment it opens up, with funky jazz, gritty blues and bucketloads of soul, this compilation sets the tone for a night of partying.

Diego Pinera - Despertando (2018) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 23, 2018
Diego Pinera - Despertando (2018) {ACT}

Diego Pinera - Despertando (2018) {ACT}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 301MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

It was the awakening (Despertando) of a tinge of longing which inspired Diego Pinera to record this album. More than seventeen years after having left his native Uruguay, he re-visits his roots, the influences which first left their mark on him, and the legacy which made him the musician he is today.His choice of compositions is highly personal: tunes by Gato Barbieri and Ernesto Lecuona are clear cultural references to Argentina and Cuba (Pinera also studied in Havana). His own composition “Osvaldo por Nueve” is a homage to his first teacher and mentor Osvaldo Fattoruso. It is also Pinera’s modern take on the ‘candombe’ folklore tradition, popular in Uruguay. The track “Yakarito Terere” is personal too: a composition by his father, inspired by a memory from childhood, of regular excursions into the hinterland of Montevideo.

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre Act-3 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 10, 2018
Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre Act-3 (2018)

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre Act-3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 281 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 MB | 00:57:14
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Jazz, World | Label: Etage Noir Recordings

The third album in a strikingly original trio of recordings by prolific multi-award-winning Japanese composer/trumpeter Jun Miyake. "Lost Memory Theatre is truly unique: it constantly produces that 'third thing' between music and imagery. You enter this space for the first time and you're already addicted to it." Wim Wenders. Artist, composer, songwriter, trumpeter, pianist in and around the Tokyo music scene; Jun Miyake has released twenty-seven albums across an eccentric array of styles; appeared as a guest soloist and served as a producer for numerous artists.
The Family Crest - The War: Act I (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

The Family Crest - The War: Act I (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:04 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Based in San Francisco, The Family Crest blends genres and dense orchestrations to create a sweeping musical landscape while maintaining a pop sensibility. The Family Crest have already earned widespread national applause for their extraordinary orchestral pop ambition but with THE WAR, the San Francisco-based collective makes their boldest, most fully articulated musical statement thus far. The second installment of what promises to be an epic musical saga, THE WAR: ACT I represents ''the next version of The Family Crest,'' says frontman-founder Liam McCormick and indeed, the album reveals a band more in tune with its own large-scale Baroque eclecticism. Preceded in early 2017 by the PRELUDE TO WAR EP, the new album marks the first act of a greater multi-tiered project, a kind of serial concept album with a pronounced thematic arc that weaves ideas of pride and memory, dissonance and divergence, into a purposefully ambiguous but undeniably unified whole.
Paul Motian - The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (2010) {6CD Set CAM Jazz BXS 1008}

Paul Motian - The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (2010) {6CD Set CAM Jazz BXS 1008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.69 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 698 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 CAM Jazz / Black Saint / Soul Note | BXS 1008
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

THE COMPLETE REMASTERED RECORDINGS ON BLACK SAINT & SOUL NOTE is a monographic box-set collection aimed at recounting the most beautiful chapters that revolutionised the history of jazz.
This new series was launched in March 2010 with the simultaneous release of four box-sets, including albums by some of the artists who participated in the success of the outstanding labels. A philological work, beginning with the original recordings on multi-track master tapes, patiently integrally remastered paying strict attention to the sound quality.

The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 26, 2018
The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years (2017)

The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:28:58 | 997 Mb
Rock'n'Roll, Pop Rock, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk | Label: Fire Records

A new box set, collecting four albums released between 1983 and 1986, is a fascinating look at the early stages of an underrated UK post-punk act.
Fred Ho and the Monkey Orchestra - Monkey: Part Two (1997) {Koch Jazz - KOC 3-7840-2H1}

Fred Ho and the Monkey Orchestra - Monkey: Part Two (1997) {Koch Jazz - KOC 3-7840-2H1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 379 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Koch Jazz / TAP | KOC 3-7840-2H1
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative / Baritone Saxophone / Flute

I’m honored to discuss this CD. I found Fred Ho’s Monkey: Part One a glorious surprise, and this second section of his musical setting for the trickster tale is no disappointment. The ensemble’s personnel has few changes, notably Francis Wong as tenorist; but its spirit remains dramatic, flexible and visionary as Ho achieves tremendous range from trombone, three saxophones (including his own baritone), bass and drums, and several performers on Chinese traditional instruments.
Leszek Możdżer, Iiro Rantala, Michael Wollny - Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic VII: Piano Night (2017)

Leszek Możdżer, Iiro Rantala, Michael Wollny - Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic VII: Piano Night (2017)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 224 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 07 | Time: 45:47 min

“Three men, three pianos, one emotion – jazz”. These were the words with which German national TV news succinctly summed up the piano summit on 31st May 2016 in a sold-out main hall of the Berlin Philharmonie – a concert which can now be experienced exclusively on vinyl. And the TV news reporter continued: “Iiro Rantala, Leszek Możdżer, Michael Wollny. Each in a class of his own. Together, they’re a miracle”. Is there perhaps an element of déjà vu in this story? Yes, certainly.

The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise (2015)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 14, 2017
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise (2015)

The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 497 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Equal Vision Records (EVR293)

In the decade that The Dear Hunter has existed, Casey Crescenzo, the mastermind behind the concept, has been nothing short of both prolific and creative. Now past the halfway point in this 6 part series, The Dear Hunter sounds more cinematic and opera-esque than ever, while still being very much a prog-rock listen at its core. At over 70 minutes and songs as long as 9 minutes, there’s a wealth of sounds here, including jazz, orchestral, dance and rock, and it isn’t uncommon for guitars to take a backseat to keys, flutes, trumpets, etc. If you’re a fan of Crescenzo’s harder moments, there’s enough here to keep you satisfied, but the classical and softer moments dominate and illuminate the album.
Johannes Mueller Jazz Mile - Gloomy Smokey Light (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Johannes Mueller Jazz Mile - Gloomy Smokey Light (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:08 minutes | 728 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Johannes Mueller JAZZ MILE invites us on a historical-musical ex-course to one of the most impulsive places of jazz. It's 9:48 pm and we're just strolling through the smoky Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A saxophone is heard from afar, it carries the melody and is rhythmically supported by contra-bass and drums. A short listen to other sides, in this case trumpet and a piano. As we arrive in front of the "Snug Harbor", a very traditional jazz bar, we see Johannes Mueller in his favorite bar with his saxophone and his band JAZZ MILE on stage. It could have happened like that.