Fidel Fourneyron - Animal (2018) {ONJ Records}

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Fidel Fourneyron - Animal (2018) {ONJ Records}

Fidel Fourneyron - Animal (2018) {ONJ Records}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Après le succès des deux albums de son trio Un Poco Loco et de sa création franco-cubaine en grand orchestre autour de la rumba ¿ Que Vola ?, le tromboniste de l’ONJ présente Animal, un trio inédit qui réunit, pour la première fois autour de ses compositions, deux musiciens parmi les plus en vue sur la scène jazz actuelle : Joachim Florent à la contrebasse et Sylvain Darrifourcq à la batterie. Pour ce répertoire original, hommage vivant et joyeux au monde animal, Fidel Fourneyron travaille sur le blues dans la mélodie et les inflexions, sur la recherche et l’originalité des sons, le groove toujours, le zapping et la surprise comme source d’inspiration dans l’improvisation, et la finesse des lignes et contrepoints comme tremplin à l’euphorie du jeu collectif.

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}

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Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Hard Bop, West Coast Jazz

West Coast jazz of the 1950s has long had a bad reputation in jazz history books and among East Coast jazz writers who have stereotyped it as an overarranged and bloodless music best heard in movie soundtracks of the era. In reality, it was a multifaceted style, a smoothing of bebop's rough edges that could often be hard-swinging even with its quiet rhythm sections. Two of the finest West Coast players of the '50s were Bud Shank and Bob Cooper. Shank, a cool-toned altoist who on this 1998 CD also plays flute and tenor, appeared on many dates with Coop, who triples here on tenor, bass clarinet and oboe.

Arild Andersen - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}

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Arild Andersen - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}

Arild Andersen / Vassilis Tsabropoulos / John Marshall - The Triangle (2004) {ECM 1752}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Arild Andersen's trio emphasises the writing and playing of Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, whose melodic improvising and sense of form are influenced by his background as a classical musician. Tsabropoulos's tunes, and his arrangement of Ravel here, cast the jazz ‘piano trio’ genre in another light - as do his contributions to Andersen’s pieces and the collective improvisation “European Triangle". Arild Andersen's driving bass and John Marshall's inventive drums give the music its sense of propulsion.

Bruno Calvo Quartet - Outlines (2018) {FSNT}

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Bruno Calvo Quartet - Outlines (2018) {FSNT}

Bruno Calvo Quartet - Outlines (2018) {FSNT}
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Genre: Free Jazz, Post-Bop

RÉVÉLATION ! Nouveauté. Jeune trompettiste espagnol né en 1991, Bruno Calvo s’est installé en 2013 à Amsterdam pour y étudier. Parmi ceux qui lui ont prodigué leçons et conseils, on trouve Avishai Cohen ou Ambrose Akinmusire. Très actif comme sideman, il se présente ici son premier opus en tant que leader. En guise d’introduction minimaliste sur un tapis rythmique obsédant, Erytheia ouvre l’appétit. Offrant le même espace au drumming de Iago Fernandez, Dolores séduit par ses contours mélodiques et un phrasé incisif et bondissant, avant un premier solo où le leader affirme une aisance souriante : parfois proche d’un Freddie Hubbard par le style et la sonorité, avec ici ou là des pointes plus échevelées à la Don Cherry.

Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999) {Telarc}

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Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999) {Telarc}

Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999)
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Genre: Fusion, World Fusion

Al di Meola's first so-called Christmas album is a relaxed, flowing, intensely musical affair that jazzers, world music buffs, and new agers will feel equally comfortable with. Mostly, he steers away from the often-cracked chestnuts, composing several nice tunes of his own ("Zima," the leadoff cut, is especially inviting), playing acoustic guitar and a battery of percussion instruments and keyboards in a graceful one-man band, thanks to multi-track tape. Other tracks feature duets between di Meola (with overdubbed additional instruments) and Roman Hrynkiv, who plays a Ukrainian zither-like instrument called the bandura.

Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}

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Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}

Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}
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Genre: Jazz Funk, Latin Jazz, Fusion

Light as a Feather is simply the first version, a little over half of what would become Azymuth's fine Outubro album. It opens with the weakest cut, the ten-plus minute faux disco "Jazz Carnival," with awful drum effects and popping, funky-yet cliched basslines by Alex Malheiros. After this there is much to like, however, in the breezy execution of the title track that is nearly as beautiful as Return to Forever's, and features a fine jazz-samba number that evokes both Walter Wanderley and Tom Jobim in Jose Roberto Bertrami's "Fly Over the Horizon," as well as a beautiful version of Toninho Horta's "Dona Olimpia."

Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Funkiest Grooves Vol.1 (1993) {Victor Japan}

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Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Funkiest Grooves Vol.1 (1993) {Victor Japan}

Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Funkiest Grooves Vol.1 (1993) {Victor Japan}
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Genre: Funk, Soul, Afrobeat

All classic cuts, taken from various albums released by legendary afrobeat icon Fela Kuti during the 1970's. There's no filler to speak of. Every song is totally hardcore, uncompromisingly funky and timeless. This would be a great entry point for the uninitiated.

Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}

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Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}

Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

With 2018's Raising Our Voice, long-running crossover jazz outfit Yellowjackets offer a sophisticated, broadly stylistic collection of songs showcasing Grammy-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza as a guest artist on seven of the 13 tracks. The second album the band has recorded since the departure of founding bassist Jimmy Haslip, Raising Our Voice introduces newest member Dane Alderson on bass, taking over from Felix Pastorius' seat, who left the fold after 2016's Cohearance. As with that album, Raising Our Voice finds Yellowjackets exploring a harmonically nuanced bed of post-bop and fusion-influenced sounds that remain audience-accessible even as they reveal the members' talents for investigative soloing and improvisational interplay. In this department, saxophonist Bob Mintzer excels, able to evince a deft balance between the probing modalism of John Coltrane and the lyrical soulfulness of Grover Washington, Jr.

Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}

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Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}

Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Anyone who thinks the steel drums are limited to calypso and other native West Indian styles has obviously never heard Andy Narell or his collaborators on this disc, the French band Calypsociation. Narell's compositions take the music headlong into jazz, and the richness of the steel pan sound ripples and sways throughout. For added flavor and texture, guests Michael Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, and Hugh Masekela bring their horns, but they're the icing on a swinging cake (full praise to the percussionists who make the whole ensemble swing). The music is deliciously complex without ever sounding it. It works just as well on slower pieces like "Song for Mia," where the drums create a latticework of melody that remains gorgeously balanced. Granted, at times it veers perilously close to smooth jazz, but then it always steers faultlessly as far as melody is concerned.

Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}

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Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk, Jazz Rock

After giving Clarke's fans a taste of some live tapes of the School Days band on I Wanna Play for You, Epic waited until 1991 to put another batch of them out, well after it would have been commercially feasible to do so. But no matter, for this CD captures one of Clarke's best electric bands – maybe his best band, period – in a number of gigs in the U.S. and U.K., mixing up the jazz, funk, and rock into a high-energy, musically literate brew. A lot of this album recycles then-existing material, but the live conditions add flashes of spontaneity and sometimes considerable interest to jazz fans.

Stanley Clarke - Find Out! (1985) {CBS 1st Dutch pressing}

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Stanley Clarke - Find Out! (1985) {CBS 1st Dutch pressing}

Stanley Clarke - Find Out! (1985) {CBS 1st Dutch pressing}
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Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion

Long before the mid 80's when this album was recorded Stanley Clarke had more than proven himself as a major league musician in terms of not only his base playing but as a member of Return To Forever and his session work with members Flora Purim as well as his famous collaborations with George Duke. On this album he takes a break from the strong electro funk flavored Time Exposure to do something just a little different. True that modern style of production is still very much in play but with drummer Rayford Griffin and keboardists Sunnie Paxon and Duke alumni Robert Brookins he decided to work that style of groove into a far more pop/R&B oriented formula that while it took it's cues from the previous albums is far lighter on the instrumental fusion influences and stronger on the 80's techno-funk/pop/hip-hop end of things.

Stephane Grappelli - Nuages (1981) {Jazz Archives}

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Stephane Grappelli - Nuages (1981) {Jazz Archives}

Stephane Grappelli - Nuages (1981) {Jazz Archives}
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Genre: Jazz, Swing

Stéphane Grappelli was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s. For the first three decades of his career, he was billed using a gallicised spelling of his last name, Grappelly, reverting to Grappelli in 1969. The latter, Italian spelling, is now used almost universally when referring to the violinist, including reissues of his early work.

Keith Jarrett - Life Between The Exit Signs (1967) {Atlantic}

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Keith Jarrett - Life Between The Exit Signs (1967) {Atlantic}

Keith Jarrett - Life Between The Exit Signs (1967) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Jazz

The selections included in "Life Between The Exit Signs" reflect the experience and abilities of Motian and Haden and Jarrett's understanding of the further potential of their innate musicality.

Alphonse Mouzon – The Essence Of Mystery (1973) {Toshiba Japan}

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Alphonse Mouzon – The Essence Of Mystery (1973) {Toshiba Japan}

Alphonse Mouzon – The Essence Of Mystery (1973) {Toshiba Japan}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock

The Essence of Mystery is the debut album by American jazzfunk drummer Alphonse Mouzon recorded in 1972 and released in 1973 on the Blue Note label.

Charles McPherson - Charles McPherson (1971) {Mainstream Japan}

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Charles McPherson - Charles McPherson (1971) {Mainstream Japan}

Charles McPherson - Charles McPherson (1971) {Mainstream Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Bop

Charles McPherson is an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, who worked intermittently with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1974, and as a performer leading his own groups.