1981 Trio

Bill Evans - You Must Believe In Spring (1981) [Reissue 2003] (Repost)

Bill Evans - You Must Believe In Spring (1981) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros. Records (8122-73719-2)

This well-rounded set (released posthumously) features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances. With his longtime bassist Eddie Gomez and his drummer of the period, Eliot Zigmund, Evans explores such songs as "We Will Meet Again," Jimmy Rowles's classic "The Peacocks" and the "Theme from M*A*S*H." It's a solid example of the great pianist's artistry.
Jimmy Rowles & Michael Moore - Profile: The Music Of Henri Renaud (1981) {Columbia COL 474556 2 rel 1993}

Jimmy Rowles & Michael Moore - Profile: The Music Of Henri Renaud (1981) {Columbia COL 474556 2 rel 1993}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 146 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 1993 Columbia / Sony Music | COL 474556 2
Jazz / Piano / Bass

Henri Renaud was a Parisian jazz pianist in the 1940s and '50s who never lost his French touch. Outgoing, charming and a delightful composer, he was a natural point person for American musicians on tour in Paris in need of local sidemen, venues and recording opportunities. In addition to recording in the early 1950s in Paris with Bobby Jaspar, the Belgian saxophonist and flutist, Renaud recorded with Sandy Mosse, Nat Peck, Lee Konitz, Gigi Gryce, Tony Ortega, Art Farmer, Clifford Brown and many others American jazz greats. In early 1954, Renaud was in New York briefly to record with American jazz musicians for the French Swing label, a subsidiary of France's Vogue Records. For the balance of the 1950s, Renaud recorded steadily as the leader of a trio or small orchestra, writing a wide range of beautifully composed songs rich in melody and mood. In 1964, he began a long second career as head of CBS France. Renaud died in 2002.

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 22, 2017
The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 530 933-0 | ~ 365 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 188 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Progressive rock bands stumbled into the '80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues' elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early '70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca's sale to Polygram…
Rein de Graaff - Chasin' The Bird (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6437}

Rein de Graaff - Chasin' The Bird (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6437}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 159 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6437
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Tribute album that focuses more on songs played by Parker, as opposed to focusing primarily on songs composed by Parker. Rein de Graaff - Pianist. Dutch self-taught pianist who's made himself one of Europe's best session players. De Graaff led a trio from 1959 to 1962, then joined The Jazzopters for a year. He then headed his own quartet until 1964, at the same time playing with Erwin Some and Gijs Hendriks. De Graaff formed a new group in 1964 that stayed together until the '80s.
Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]

Arabesque - Arabesque I-V (1978-1981) Japanese Remastered 1995-1998 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 673 Mb | Complete Scans Included
Disco, Dance Pop | Label: Victor | # VICP-2118, VICP-60247-60250 | 03:00:31

The all-girl trio Arabesque was created by two Frankfurt-based German producers at the height of the disco era in 1977. After one album and a few singles that had found surprising success in Japan, the producers changed the lineup, keeping Michaela Rose and replacing the two other girls with Jasmin Vetter and Sandra Lauer. Vetter, a former gymnast, also became the trio's choreographer and Lauer, soon to be billed simply as Sandra, assumed the position of a lead vocalist. The first single of the updated Arabesque, "Hello, Mr. Monkey" went to number one in Japan. The Far East remained the band's biggest market, with numerous albums and compilations released over the years. However, Arabesque's success in their homeland was very modest, with only one single, "Marigot Bay," entering the German charts at number eight in 1981. In 1984, they disbanded and Sandra embarked on a successful solo career with the songs written by her future husband Michael Cretu (of Enigma fame.) Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose formed a new duet, Rouge, but after a few obscure singles it ceased to exist.

Scott Hamilton Trio - Live @ Pyatt Hall (2018)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Jan. 19, 2018
Scott Hamilton Trio - Live @ Pyatt Hall (2018)

Scott Hamilton Trio - Live @ Pyatt Hall (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 367 MB | Cover | 01:13:50 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 171 MB
Jazz | Label: Cellar Live

Tenor man Scott Hamilton and pianist Rossano Sportiello have a rare and special musical bond, on full display in this live set at Vancouver's Pyatt Hall. With the remarkably sensitive bassist J.J. Shakur as their anchor, Hamilton and Sportiello spin a whimsical set of standards, obscure gems, and Italian crowd pleasers. Their carefully selected program shines with wit and charm throughout
Bobo Stenson Trio - Contra La Indecisión (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kit Downes - Obsidian (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:41 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The great Swedish trio of Bobo Stenson takes a stand against indecision in a decisively beautiful new album. As ever, the trio draws upon a wide range of source materials. A yearning title song by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, Bartók’s adaptation of a Slovak folk song, a piece from Mompou’s Cançons I Danses collection, and Erik Satie’s Elégie are integrated into the programme, alongside original compositions by Stenson and Anders Jormin and group improvising. So strong is the group’s character and the musical identity of each of its members that the integration of this material always feels organic and logical.
Bobo Stenson Trio - Contra La Indecision (2018) {ECM 2582 Official Digital Download}

Bobo Stenson Trio - Contra La Indecisión (2018) {ECM 2582 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 303 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 ECM Records | ECM 2582
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano Trio

The great Swedish trio of Bobo Stenson takes a stand against indecision in a decisively beautiful new album. As ever, the trio draws upon a wide range of source materials. A yearning title song by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, Bartók’s adaptation of a Slovak folk song, a piece from Mompou’s Cançons I Danses collection, and Erik Satie’s Elégie are integrated into the programme, alongside original compositions by Stenson and Anders Jormin and group improvising. So strong is the group’s character and the musical identity of each of its members that the integration of this material always feels organic and logical. Stenson’s lyrical touch, Jormin’s folk-flavoured arco bass and Jon Fält’s flickering, textural drumming are all well-displayed on Contra la indecision, the trio’s first new recording in six years. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album was recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI studio in May 2017.
Eddie Higgins Trio - If Dreams Come True (2005) [Japanese edition] Repost

Eddie Higgins Trio - If Dreams Come True (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus Records, TKCV-35531 | ~ 437 or 162 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop

A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades…
Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander - Ernest Ranglin (1981/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Monty Alexander, Ernest Ranglin - Untitled [a.k.a. Just Friends] (1981/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 49:11 minutes | 893 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released on MPS Records, this is a subtle and fairly creative duet set featuring pianist Monty Alexander and the Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. On seven standards (including "Just Friends", "If I Should Lose You" and "Fly Me To The Moon") and three originals, Alexander and Ranglin listen closely to each other and indulge in some tight musical interaction. Although boppish, the music is not overly predictable; the musicians' mutual respect is obvious. Well worth searching for.