Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser - In the Arctic Dreamtime (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser - In the Arctic Dreamtime (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser - In the Arctic Dreamtime (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:00 minutes | 600 MB
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These two extraordinary guitarists first met in an Oslo studio in January 2019. Having admired each other’s work for some time, they decided right there and then to record an electric guitar duet collaboration specifically to create a soundtrack for a classic Norwegian silent film. They spent 30 minutes setting up before Kaiser suggested a short test recording to one of the less likely candidates, Roald Amundsen’s 1925 documentary "Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925". One hour and 56 minutes later they set down their guitars and shook their heads in wonder. They had played for the entire length of the film without breaks, in the process creating a complete score for the film. Five tracks with a total playing time of 65 minutes were selected for this CD release.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra - PILLAR (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra - PILLAR (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra - PILLAR (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:00 minutes | 857 MB
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Jonathan Scales - the subtle and fashionable cat from Asheville NC with two mallets and a dream. When he first arrived at Ropeadope with his 'Fourchestra' he instantly changed the way we viewed the steel pan, with elaborate, sometimes delicate, often powerful compositions. Over the last five years Scales has persisted, winning over many of the best players in the game, and now he brings his latest project to the forefront. PILLAR is set for release on September 14, 2018, and it features none other than Jonathan's hero Bela Fleck and a cast of guests including Shaun Martin, Victor Wooten, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, MonoNeon, Jeff Coffin, and Oteil Burbridge. The core band is Jonathan with bassist E’Lon Jordan-Dunlap and drummer Maison Guidry, a killer lineup on its own.

Yusef Komunyakaa - White Dust (2017/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Yusef Komunyakaa - White Dust (2017/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yusef Komunyakaa - White Dust (2017/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:01 minutes | 702 MB
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Innumerable things can go awry when poetry is recited with jazz accompaniment. So it’s a pleasure to praise two successful recordings that feature extremely different African-American poets: Haki R. Madhubuti, the founder of Third World Press and an important contributor to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s; and Yusef Komunyakaa, whose many awards include the Pulitzer Prize. Aggressively political and forthright, Madhubuti never shies away from blunt statement, nor does he fear fairly sweeping imagery. Komunyakaa, on the other hand, reframes politics with intricate metaphors. Compare these couplets on racial politics and survival. Madhubuti: “Their innocent hearts and bodies/Are forced to navigate within modern madness.” Komunyakaa: “Believe this, brother/We’re dice in a hard-time hustle.”

Kat Vokes - Clockwork (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Kat Vokes - Clockwork (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Kat Vokes - Clockwork (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 31:13 minutes | 352 MB
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Singer, composer and keyboardist Kat Vokes began playing music at an early age. She studied classical piano for 12 years before she formally trained as an opera singer at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, intensively studying vocal technique under the direction of Marlene Rosen and Timothy LeFebvre. She graduated from Oberlin’s double degree program with a B.A in comparative literature and a B.M in vocal performance in 2013.

David Weiss & Point Of Departure - Wake Up Call (2017/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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David Weiss & Point Of Departure - Wake Up Call (2017/2019) [Official Digital Download]

David Weiss & Point Of Departure - Wake Up Call (2017/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 76:11 minutes | 900 MB
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Trumpeter, composer and band leader David Weiss has a wide-ranging inquisitiveness and acquaintance with both modernistic, forward-seeking jazz and early jazz-fusion. On the 76-minute Wake Up Call, Weiss’ latest album with his ensemble Point of Departure, he showcases his uncanny ability to uncork material which is not always well-known to jazz fans, but which brings to life music which has an essence that goes beyond what is predictable. Notably, there are no originals among the nine tracks on Wake Up Call, and yet Weiss has managed to put compositions by John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and others into a cohesive and thematic whole. No easy feat to reinterpret other musicians’ work and make it comfortably fit into a singular compendium. Weiss slices his album into three sections: Prologue; Unfinished Business; and New Beginning.

Klaus Doldinger's Passport - Doldinger (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Klaus Doldinger's Passport - Doldinger (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Klaus Doldinger's Passport - Doldinger (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:24 minutes | 807 MB
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It is hardly an exaggeration to describe Klaus Doldinger as Germany's most successful jazz artist: for 55 years now, the musician and composer has played the stages of the world, won countless awards, sold over two million albums and composed about 2000 music pieces. Some of his works have already become part of our pop culture cosmos, such as the soundtrack to Wolfgang Petersen’s classic movie 'Das Boot' or the 'Tatort Melody', the theme music to Germany’s most popular TV crime series. With his band Passport, founded by Doldinger in 1971, he has also written music history and caused quite a stir in the international, particularly the American music scene.

Lucky Peterson - 50 - Just warming up ! (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Lucky Peterson - 50 - Just warming up ! (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Lucky Peterson - 50 - Just warming up ! (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 1:20:06 | 976 mb
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50 - Just Warming Up! Is the new album from American blues legend and multi-instrumentalist Lucky Peterson - one of the most riveting performers of the modern blues era. A searing lead guitarist, a rich and powerful organist, and a first-rate vocalist, Lucky's musicianship effortlessly translates gospel, rock, and jazz into a 21st century blues. Many reminisce about the bygone days of the blues, but it's flame still burns hot here in the hands of Lucky Peterson!

Shaun Martin - Focus (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Shaun Martin - Focus (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Shaun Martin - Focus (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 29:14 minutes | 342 MB
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From the Snarky Puppy golden days to his solo release, 7 Summers, we have always been (and will remain) huge fans of the style, grace, and versatility that Shaun Martin brings to the piano in its many forms. From delicate riffs to dance party rhythm, Shaun expresses himself with perfect comfort and brings the power when the setting calls for it. So we are proud to announce Focus - the new album from the Shaun Martin Trio. This time Shaun returns to the piano and the roots of the Jazz Trio with longtime collaborators AJ Brown and Jamil Byron.

Jeremy Danneman - Honey Wine (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Jeremy Danneman - Honey Wine (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Jeremy Danneman - Honey Wine (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 60:25 minutes | 1,09 GB
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Honey Wine is the first of two albums, years in the making, featuring special guest Sophie Nzayisenga. Sophie is a vocalist and the only professional female inanga player in the world. The inanga is a ten string zither-like instrument so rare there isn’t even a wikipedia page for it. We are also joined by legendary jazz bassist and multi-instrumentalist William Parker and percussionist Tim Keiper who has toured internationally with Vieux Farka Toure, Cyro Baptista, Matisyahu, and many others.

Richard X Bennett - What Is Now (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Richard X Bennett - What Is Now (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Richard X Bennett - What Is Now (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 52:10 minutes | 571 MB
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Since moving to New York from his native Toronto in the 1990s, pianist and composer Richard X Bennett has thrived as a performer in a broad variety of stylistic contexts. Splitting his time between New York and Mumbai, he released a series of acclaimed albums on several Indian imprints, with his last two on Times Music, India's largest label. Until now, however, Bennett had yet to put an album out on an American label. On October 6, a dual release by Ropeadope Records will mark the pianist's first American recordings the trio date What Is Now and the Indo-jazz quintet session Experiments With Truth. Bennett displays his loose, percussive, and conversational instrumental style on the trio album. The raga-infused music on the quintet album is something else again, as stylistically remote from his trio opus as the Big Apple is from Bollywood.

Mark De Clive Lowe - Heritage (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Mark De Clive Lowe - Heritage (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Mark De Clive Lowe - Heritage (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:55 minutes | 471 MB
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HERITAGE is the first installment of the new two-album series from pianist, composer and live remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe. For the half-Japanese half-New Zealander, these two albums (his 15th and 16th albums respectively) are by far his most personal work yet - deep diving into his Japanese ancestry and cultural roots through the lens of jazz, electronica and beats in collaboration with his LA band of world-class musicians - Josh Johnson (Leon Bridges/Esperanza Spalding), Teodross Avery (Talib Kweli/Mos Def), Brandon Eugene Owens (Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper), Brandon Combs (Moses Sumney/Iman Omari) and Carlos Niño (Build An Ark/Lifeforce Trio).

Enzo Pietropaoli & Eleonora Bianchini - IN SIGHT (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Enzo Pietropaoli & Eleonora Bianchini - IN SIGHT (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Enzo Pietropaoli & Eleonora Bianchini - IN SIGHT (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:40 minutes | 1,06 GB
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The second stop on the musical journey of Dos, took us to a new place where the third element of the group, acoustics, has changed. All this has given us new emotions and different stresses in our relating with sound. It was a stimulating and constructive challenge as was our first album. Yet another "snapshot" of an unrepeatable moment and authentic. Recording an album with Fonè represents a tough and exciting challenge. It's a way of recording that allows you to capture the magic and fragility of the music, which in turn should be used with extreme care and precision.

Peruna Jazzmen - 1959-1974 (1974/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Peruna Jazzmen - 1959-1974 (1974/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peruna Jazzmen - 1959-1974 (1974/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:14 minutes | 925 MB
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Peruna Jazzmen is a danish jazz band founded in 1959. They play genuine, classic 1920's jazz music as by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Clarence Williams and others among the founders of Jazz. The band was voted no. 1 in traditional jazz contests in Dunkerque and San Sebastian. Peruna Jazzmen was also voted one of the World´s 3 best bands within the style at a jazzology election in the USA. This compilation features music from the band's inception up until its release in 1974. A legacy recording for lovers of jazz throughout the ages!

Erroll Garner - That's My Kick (Octave Remastered Series) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Erroll Garner - That's My Kick (Octave Remastered Series) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Erroll Garner - That's My Kick (Octave Remastered Series) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:50 minutes | 744 MB
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'That's My Kick' was Erroll Garner's first traditional studio album in five years and perhaps his most ambitious album ever as a composer. The selections were surely inspired by the new array of musicians assembled for the sessions, including percussionist José Mangual, who would go on to play with Garner for rest of his career. The electric atmosphere captured on tape here is at times raucous and always palpably joyful.

SpuimaNovas - Kaleidoskop (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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SpuimaNovas - Kaleidoskop (2020) [Official Digital Download]

SpuimaNovas - Kaleidoskop (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 45:15 minutes | 526 MB
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Kaleidoskop the new album by Stefan Straubinger is a foray through various musical styles with his band Spui´maNovas. As when looking through a kaleidoscope, a wide variety of musical facets can be heard side by side. The Bavarian roots of the music of Spui´maNovas shine through in every piece of music. Music is played with a variety of old and modern instruments from Jew's harp to bandoneon, bagpipe, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, double bass and drums. In addition to the family combo consisting of Eva, Stefan, Fridolin and Dominik Straubinger, the guest musicians Niko Schabel and Georg Karger.