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Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

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Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21074 | Time: 01:29:57 | Data (video) ~ 68 Mb
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Chamber Music, Jazz

With Big Beautiful Dark and Scary, the Bang on a Can All-Stars show off their blazing speed, polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility in a return to the core Bang on a Can sound - an uncategorizable supermix of classical and electric instruments that is part classical ensemble, part rock band, and part jazz sextet. The album is the first in a decade that features the All-Stars exclusively, rather than as part of a collaborative project. Each of the pieces on the double-CD calls upon a different kind of virtuosity, demonstrating the range of musical abilities and experiences arguably unique to this ensemble. Recorded in New York City, all of the music on Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (including the arrangements of the works by Conlon Nancarrow) were written for and premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Wynton Marsalis - Bolden (Original Soundtrack) (2019)

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Wynton Marsalis - Bolden (Original Soundtrack) (2019)

Wynton Marsalis - Bolden (Original Soundtrack) (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:10:22 | 380 Mb
Jazz, Dixieland, Soundtrack | Label: Blue Engine Records

The central irony in director Dan Pritzker’s film about Buddy Bolden, the first jazz musician to become known for his individual sound, is that no recordings of Bolden are known to exist. (He was active at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, and he died in 1931.) But if the soundtrack to Bolden begins as speculation, that’s not the same as groping in the dark: We know about aspects of the cornetist’s eclectic repertoire and how he transformed it, in an ensemble style which can be gleaned from the sole existing photograph of Bolden, standing amid his band with trombone, two clarinets (in B-flat and C), upright bass, and guitar.

Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)

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Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)

Mary Lou Williams - 1945-1947 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 157 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classic Records (CLASSICS1050)

Most of the musicians heard on this fourth installment in the Classics Mary Lou Williams chronology are women. During the second half of the 1940s, this was considered unusual and innovative. Female musicians, with the exception of carefully coiffed vocalists and the occasional pianist, were generally regarded by the public, by the entertainment industry, and by most male musicians as curious anomalies and were not taken very seriously. Mary Lou Williams always preferred to surround herself with musical minds possessing artistic acumen commensurate with her own highly developed musical intellect. The first four tracks were recorded for the Continental label in 1945 with guitarist Mary Osborne, bassist Bea Taylor, and percussionists Margie Hyams and Bridget O'Flynn, a fascinating duo who took turns either handling the vibraphone or the drums…

Carlos Niño & Friends - Actual Presence (2020)

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Carlos Niño & Friends - Actual Presence (2020)

Carlos Niño & Friends - Actual Presence (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:40
New Age, Easy Listening, Jazz, Space Ambient | Label: Carlos Niño

Seventh album from Carlos Niño, the Los Angeles polymath, enlists trusted friends to mould another astral, Afro-futuristic suite of unrelenting beauty which teeters at the edge of New Age and spiritual jazz.

Buddy Rich - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1980) [Reissue 1994]

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Buddy Rich - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1980) [Reissue 1994]

Buddy Rich - Live at Ronnie Scott's (1980) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DRG Records (91427)

This album documents drummer Buddy Rich's bout with what were contemporary trends in jazz and pop music during the year 1980. Operating in a groove similar to that of Maynard Ferguson's high-voltage big band, Rich and Co. churned out exciting music that went over well with the crowd at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London, England. The leader of the reeds, and this band's featured soloist, was tenor and soprano saxophonist Steve Marcus. Don Menza's ultra-funky "Beulah Witch" and Bob Kaye's "Grand Concourse" have that beefed-up, big city big-band feel that was so prevalent during the '70s and '80s. The rest of the tunes on this album were composed by baritone saxophonist Bob Mintzer. His "Blues a la 88" is finely wrought and superbly executed…

Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton - Duets (1978/2017)

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Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton - Duets (1978/2017)

Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton - Duets (1978/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 167 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:41
Free Jazz | Label: Sackville Recordings

This December 1977 recording features two of the most prominent AACM musicians, Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton. Mitchell's composition 'run the gamut, beginning with the darkly gorgeous opener that features Braxton's contrabass clarinet nestling evocatively beneath the composer's earthy flute, Mitchell's other pieces investigate the sparer, more abstract realm, as the duo's wide variety of reeds populate the sonic environment with scattered moans, squeaks and pops. Overall, this is a fine meeting between two of the most forward-looking thinkers and players in the music. Recommended. ' - Brian Olewnick, Allmusic

Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)

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Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)

Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dreyfus Jazz (FDM 36574-2)

When guitarist Bireli Lagrene first debuted as a 13-year-old, he sounded like an exact duplicate of Django Reinhardt. Since that time, Lagrene has sought to develop his own individuality but most of his fusion and rock-oriented records have been of lesser interest. For My Favorite Django he returns to the Reinhardt repertoire (all but "Clair de Lune" are Reinhardt compositions) but with a difference. Keyboardist Koono reharmonized most of the songs drastically, aiming for an orchestral sound with his synthesizer with several pieces utilizing his charts for woodwind and string sections. However there is a good use of contrast, including a spontaneous guitar/piano duet on a medium-tempo "Blues for Ike." Lagrene sounds more original than he did in his early days and he has a very impressive technique…

Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}

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Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}

Sandman Project - Royal Family (EP) (2018) {Batov}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 131 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 56 mb
Genre: jazz, Afrobeat

Royal Family is a 2018 EP by Israeli Afrobeat band Sandman Project. This was released by Baton.

Immanuel Wilkins - Omega (2020)

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Immanuel Wilkins - Omega (2020)

Immanuel Wilkins - Omega (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 385 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:03:25
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Blue Note Records

After making a striking appearance on Joel Ross’ KingMaker, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins delivers an expansive opus about the Black experience in America on his own debut album Omega, which was produced by Jason Moran and features a next-generation quartet with pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Daryl Johns, and drummer Kweku Sumbry.

John Coltrane - The Last Trane (1966) [Reissue 1989]

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John Coltrane - The Last Trane (1966) [Reissue 1989]

John Coltrane - The Last Trane (1966) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (0025218639422)

Despite its title (which was due to the original LP containing the last of Prestige's John Coltrane material to be released for the first time), this album does not have Coltrane's final recordings either of his career or for Prestige. These "leftovers" are generally rewarding with an alternate take of "Trane's Slo Blues" (called "Slotrane") being joined by three slightly later numbers ("Lover," "By the Numbers" and "Come Rain or Come Shine") taken from quintet sessions with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and either Louis Hayes or Art Taylor on drums. Enjoyable if not essential hard bop from John Coltrane's productive Prestige period.

Gary Smulyan - Gary Smulyan with Strings (1997)

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Gary Smulyan - Gary Smulyan with Strings (1997)

Gary Smulyan - Gary Smulyan with Strings (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Criss Cross Jazz (CRISS 1129 CD)

Charlie Parker's love affair with strings, most notably during the 1950s for Verve Records, made it acceptable for other saxophonists to undertake similar projects. After all, if a player of the magnitude of Parker can indulge, than it must be OK for everyone else. Gary Smulyan, who was a member of the Charles Mingus Big Band, undertook the daunting task of linking the deep, robust sound of a baritone with a string section without creating more than sugar-coated boredom. With the help of Bob Belden's charts, that musical objective is achieved. The deep sound and rich color unique to the baritone is used to good effect on such ballads as "The Bad and the Beautiful," "Lush Life," and "Beware My Heart"…

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840146 | Time: 00:31:16

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.

Doc Severinsen and His Orchestra - Tempestuous Trumpet (1961) & The Big Band's Back in Town (1962) [Reissue 2013]

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Doc Severinsen and His Orchestra - Tempestuous Trumpet (1961) & The Big Band's Back in Town (1962) [Reissue 2013]

Doc Severinsen and His Orchestra - Tempestuous Trumpet (1961) & The Big Band's Back in Town (1962) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 475 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sepia Records (SEPIA 1245)

Trumpet Virtuoso Doc Severinsen was leader of the Johnny Carson hosted “Tonight Show” from 1967 to 1992 while having a prolific recording career. Tempestuous Trumpet / The Big Band's Back In Town, both from the early 1960s and produced by Enoch Light, offer the listener exciting big band music with excellent trumpet playing. First time on CD and re-mastered.

Benkó Dixieland Band - Bank of Benkó (1989)

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Benkó Dixieland Band - Bank of Benkó (1989)

Benko Dixieland Band - Bank of Benko (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 257 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gloria-Videoton (GV0002)

Bank of Benko (1957-1967) - collection of old recordings of Benko Dixieland Band never released before. A long wish of those being fond of this band comes true with release of this collection. This sound material recorded during the first few years of Benko Dixieland Band - who became famous around the world by now - is an excellent, energetic and moody music in spite of the minor technical and instrumental failures. This material was saved and released by Postabank declaring their image as despositee of preservation of true values.

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing (2020)

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Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing (2020)

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 538 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 222 Mb | 01:36:41
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Blank Forms Editions

Axis/Another Revolvable Thing is the second installment of Blank Forms’ archival reissues of the music of Japan’s eternal revolutionary Masayuki Takayanagi, following April is the cruellest month, a 1975 studio record by his New Direction Unit. Comprised of recordings of a September 5, 1975 concert by the New Direction Unit at Yasuda Seimei Hall in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, the two-part set showcases Takayanagi in deep pursuit of what he began calling “non-section music” after leaping beyond the confines of his prior descriptor “real jazz.”