Peters Drury Trio - Backbeat (2001)

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Peters Drury Trio - Backbeat (2001)

Peters Drury Trio - Backbeat (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 332.15 Mb | 57:43 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Label: Self-Released - PDT2018

Backbeat was recorded two years later and opens with an original song written by Jesse. The album harkens back to the Big Band era so a horn section of some of Canada's finest jazz musicians joined the Trio in studio to give it a big band flavour. The disc features songs like God Bless The Child, the Bobby Darin signature tune Beyond The Sea, You'd Be So Nice, and My Funny Valentine. The artwork of this CD reflects the time in Yukon's history when sternwheelers like the SS Klondike, now a national historic site, plied the waters of the Yukon River. This was about the same time as the Big Bands were all the rage. In fact, one archival photo shows a party going on in the belly of the boat, the music likely similar to what you'll hear on this CD.

Chet Baker - Peace (1982/1989)

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Chet Baker - Peace (1982/1989)

Chet Baker - Peace (1982/1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 222.43 Mb | 48:07 | Covers
Cool | Label: Enja Records - R2 79625

This one is a bit unusual since the trumpeter is accompanied by David Friedman (on vibes and marimba), bassist Buster Williams and drummer Joe Chambers. The music (which includes two takes of "3+1=5") is somewhat challenging ("The Song Is You" is the only standard) and it inspires Baker to come up with some lyrical statements. There are many Chet Baker recordings from his final decade and his true fans will want to pick up this one. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Arrington de Dionyso, Noel Meek, Rodrigo Rico - From The Land Of The Wicked King (2018)

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Arrington de Dionyso, Noel Meek, Rodrigo Rico - From The Land Of The Wicked King (2018)

Arrington de Dionyso, Noel Meek, Rodrigo Rico - From The Land Of The Wicked King (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 265.84 Mb + 22.36 Mb (Booklet.pdf) | 37:45
Free Improvisation, Free Jazz | Label: Astral Spirits (USA) - AS 078

The Quietus: "This one punts basically all other freeform outings from 2018 way out of the water. It’s the first co-release between American improvised music imprint Astral Spirits and the freshly christened God In The Music label run by Kiwi noise-head Noel Meek - the latter also playing his signature whirr of joyous electronic noise on the tape. Meek plays live in Seattle on the tape alongside Arrington de Dionyso blasting sax and Rodrigo Rico pummeling drums. The trio careen peerlessly forward, spiralling woodwind parps and tribal punches around Noel Meek’s manic whirring. It’s that rarest of performances which above all energises the listener."

Ludovic Beier - Django Brasil (2009)

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Ludovic Beier - Django Brasil (2009)

Ludovic Beier - Django Brasil (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 322.95 Mb + 42.46 Mb (Scans) | 51:52
Gypsy, Swing, Jazz Manouche, Accordion | Country: France | Label: Le Chant Du Monde - 274 1733

Now here's an interesting experiment: take classic melodies by Django Reinhardt, the king of Gypsy jazz ("Nuages," "Minor Swing," "Manoir de Mes Rêves," etc.) and recast them as sambas and bossa novas with an accordion taking the lead. It's certainly not a terrible idea, but a project like this faces a very serious hurdle: the rather defensive liner notes notwithstanding, Reinhardt's music was in fact built on a driving, foursquare rhythmic architecture that could hardly be further removed from the lightly dancing rhythmic patterns of Brazilian jazz.

Signe Dahlgreen - Kunki Snuk (2018)

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Signe Dahlgreen - Kunki Snuk (2018)

Signe Dahlgreen - Kunki Snuk (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 173.34 Mb | 45:30 | Cover
Free Improvisation, Free Jazz | Label: Astral Spirits (USA) - AS 069

We are quite excited to present the debut solo release "Kunki Snuk" from Gothenburg, Sweden based saxophonist Signe Dahlgreen…and even more excited to do a co-release of said album with our good friends at INSULA MUSIC in Copenhagen.

Kenny Barron - At the Piano (1981/2015) {Reissue, Remastered}

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Kenny Barron - At the Piano (1981/2015) {Reissue, Remastered}

Kenny Barron - At the Piano (1981/2015) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 212.90 Mb | 50:53 | Covers
Post-Bop | Label: Elemental Music - 906076

Up until the original release of At the Piano in 1982, Kenny Barron had yet to record an entire album of solo piano pieces. Although this would not to be his last in this context, it would be his most honest and representative. The set is a fine mix of standards and originals, with the highlights being a beautiful interpretation of "The Star Crossed Lovers," and a memorable original, "Enchanted Flower." Along with the duets he recorded with Stan Getz, this stands as the high-water mark in his stellar recording career. ~ AllMusic Review by Robert Taylor

Ernestine Anderson - I Love Being Here with You (1987-1990) (2CD) (2002) {Compilation, Reissue}

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Ernestine Anderson - I Love Being Here with You (1987-1990) (2CD) (2002) {Compilation, Reissue}

Ernestine Anderson - I Love Being Here with You (1987-1990) (2CD) (2002) {Compilation, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 289.19 Mb + 323.53 Mb | 01:45:51 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Concord Jazz - CCD2-2126-2

One thing Concord Jazz cannot be accused of is failing to document Ernestine Anderson's live performances. When the veteran jazz singer was recording for Concord in the late '70s, '80s, and early '90s, the label put out several live albums that featured her extensively. Here's the thing: Not all of those albums were released under Anderson's own name – she was employed as a featured vocalist for pianist George Shearing, the Frank Capp/Nat Pierce Juggernaut, and a band that was billed as the Concord All Stars.

The Andrews Sisters - The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (4CD) (2002) {Compilation}

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The Andrews Sisters - The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (4CD) (2002) {Compilation}

The Andrews Sisters - The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (4CD) (2002) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 639 Mb | 04:47:01 | Scans included
Jazz, Swing, Pop | Label: Jasmine Records - JASBOX 7-4

The Andrews Sisters came on the scene in 1938 with Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, and closed out their era (early fifties) with the dreamy balled, I Can Dream Can't I? and the monster smashes in between with Rum and Coca-Cola and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to name just a few. Their blissful passion shines on through in this 4 disc collection of some of their most popular tunes. Disc One and Two are all their Top Ten hits in chronological order. Disc three and four are full of rare tunes that are also quite enjoyable. You can't listen to these tracks and not tap your feet and sing along.

Kenny Barron & Mark Sherman - Interplay (2015)

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Kenny Barron & Mark Sherman - Interplay (2015)

Kenny Barron & Mark Sherman - Interplay (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 239.96 Mb | 01:13:26 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Chesky Records - JD370

A premiere duo binaural release featuring jazz aficionados Mark Sherman and Kenny Barron, Interplay is the blending of two generations of musical practitioners of the highest caliber. Lending their own unique verve and ingenuity to nine jazz standards and two original pieces, Sherman and Barron, both professors at Juilliard, teach us all a thing or two about the genre we call Jazz.

Michael Ranta - Die Mauer (2019)

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Michael Ranta - Die Mauer (2019)

Michael Ranta - Die Mauer (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 292.00 Mb | 01:15:26 | Cover
Tribal Ambient, Free Improvisation | Label: Metaphon (Belgium) - 008

Percussionist Michael Ranta turns biblical ideas into steeply enigmatic cues for non-verbal communication in a captivating, atavistic way upon his return to Timos van Lujik and co’s Metaphon label. Composed, performed and recorded in Cologne between 1988-89, ’Die Mauer’ primarily serves its function as soundtrack for a ballet choreographed by Philippe Talard. Applying his keenly-studied technique to a rare knowledge of Asian instruments and modern production techniques, the suite renders 11 parts of subtly wide-ranging percussive tones coupled with rustically dissonant string and wind instrumentation, plus barely perceptible electronics, in a way that evokes deeply meditative, ritualistic states of mind and, in turn, opens vast spaces of inquiry for that mind to wander and become enchanted.

Rhodri Davies - For Simon H. Fell (2020)

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Rhodri Davies - For Simon H. Fell (2020)

Rhodri Davies - For Simon H. Fell (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 241.83 Mb | 59:41 | Cover
Free Improvisation | Country: UK (Aberystwyth / Ceredigion) | Label: Not on Label [self released]

At the beginning of the month, I heard that Simon Fell was seriously ill in hospital with advanced cancer. Today I heard that he passed away this lunchtime. Simon was a portal for me into improvised music. In May 1994, I chanced upon a concert by Peter Brötzmann, Willi Kellers, Alan Wilkinson and Simon Fell at the Grapes Inn, Sheffield and I was blown away. The next time I saw Simon play was a year later at Dr Brown’s pub in Huddersfield, this time with Alan Wilkinson and Paul Hession. I was entranced by his energy and commitment to the moment.

Ensemble C - Small World (2020)

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Ensemble C - Small World (2020)

Ensemble C - Small World (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 315.46 Mb | 55:59 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Country: UK | Label: Claire Cope Music

Debut album from a brand new septet comprising some of the most exciting artists in the UK, featuring original compositions by pianist Claire Cope. Recorded in September 2019 at Temple Studio, London.

Alain Mallet - Mutt Slang II: A Wake Of Sorrows Engulfed In Rage (2020)

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Alain Mallet - Mutt Slang II: A Wake Of Sorrows Engulfed In Rage (2020)

Alain Mallet - Mutt Slang II: A Wake Of Sorrows Engulfed In Rage (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 400.08 Mb | 71:36 | Cover
Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Country: France | Label: Origin Records

Though based in multiple musical realms, pianist Alain Mallet's ambitious Mutt Slang projects coalesce into a world that exudes 'exotic' yet ultimately feels familiar, the roots of its various components meeting somewhere deep within. Sharing the musical landscape with young musicians from Palestine, Brazil, Italy, Israel, Japan, Bulgaria, Panama, Ireland, Puerto Rico and the US, the complexity of their backgrounds - musically, ethnically, and otherwise, permeates the session, suffusing Mallet's compositions with an undeniable energy and life. "Mutt Slang is very much the result of this convergence of all the musics I love, of digging to get to their shared soul and rebuild something fresh, in order to discover where I belong and give others a chance to do the same." - Alain Mallet

Alan Broadbent Trio - New York Notes (2019)

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Alan Broadbent Trio - New York Notes (2019)

Alan Broadbent Trio - New York Notes (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 445.76 Mb | 01:02:35 | Scans included
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Savant - SCD 2166

With so much post bop, post modern, everything, it’s wonderfully refreshing to hear an album like this one, with piano great Alan Broadbent taking our ears back to the roots of the modern in a joyful tribute to bebop music. Ah! The trio of Broadbent with Harvie S/b and Billy Mintz/dr don’t need to prove their bonafides, as they are three of the top artists around, so you know they are digging onto this snappy material because of the simple reason of its rejuvenation. I forgot how fun it was to listen to music; this is why I switched from rock to jazz!

Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection (10CD) (2012) {Compilation, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 3,61 Gb | 11:01:29 | Covers
Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Sony Music ‎– 88697979592

Simply put, Charles Mingus: The Complete Columbia and RCA Albums Collection contains some of the most vital and important modern jazz ever produced. Examining a fertile period that stretches from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, the inclusive 10-CD set includes such masterpieces as Tijuana Moods (1957) (now 2 CDs); Mingus Ah Um (1959), Mingus Dynasty (1959), Alternate Takes (1959), Let My Children Hear Music (1971) and the double disc, Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert (1972).