2012 Jazz

Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}

Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2012 Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi | JV 570012
Jazz / Vocal Jazz

This album confirms it, Virginie Teychené is a musician with a voice. She strolls through her imaginary museum dedicated to jazz singer-songwriters and brings her own light to each of its rooms. A grazing light in Familiar Dream, a bright light in Tight, the light of dawn in I'm Gonna Go Fishing and that of dusk in Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. The contributions of her co-musicians are intense due to their restraint; Gérard Maurin's weightless double-bass arrangements, Stéphane Bernard's chiaroscuro piano playing, Jean-Pierre Arnaud's dance-like drumming, and last but not least, Éric Le Lann's inspired trumpet playing, all make Bright and Sweet an exemplary jazz album, where all the miniatures that make it up are in fact merely beginnings.

Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 4, 2016
Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}

Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 469MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Still going strong at the age of 81, legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal's love letter to his favorite Broadway, Hollywood, and Great American Songbook classics, Blue Moon, is arguably one of his most accomplished efforts since his Chess/Impulse! heyday. The Pittsburgh virtuoso, once credited by Miles Davis as a major influence on his career, shows that age is no barrier to invention with six exquisite reworkings of postwar standards.

Winard Harper - Coexist (2012) {Jazz Legacy}  

Posted by tiburon at May 15, 2015
Winard Harper - Coexist (2012) {Jazz Legacy}

Winard Harper - Coexist (2012) {Jazz Legacy}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The drummer gives the saxophonists some on Coexist, another round of sophisticated truth telling from Winard Harper that demonstrates high standards of musical excellence when it comes to expansive compositions, creative arrangements and choice of able bandmates. Leading ensembles ranging from sextets to tentets, the leader taps guest saxophonists on five of the disc’s 12 tracks. He also shows off his considerable gifts as a trap-set wizard, percussionist and, on his African-tinged “Ummah” and “Jeli Posse,” a player of the balaphone, a vibraphone-type instrument from West Africa.
Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang - Imaginary Room (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang - Imaginary Room (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ACT Music

After a much celebrated appearance by Adam Baldych at the 2011 Berlin Jazzfest, critic Ulrich Olshausen raved in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: "He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him". High praise for a musician of just 26 years of age, and at the same time only fitting for a man who has been considered a prodigy in his native Poland for many years already. He discovered the violin at the age of 11, and jazz at 13; the music gave him the freedom of expression he was looking for, and at 16 he started his international career. After completing his jazz studies at the Katowice Academy with distinction, he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Paris Jazz Big Band - Pierre Bertrand & Nicolas Folmer - Source(s) (2012) {Cristal Records CR202}

Paris Jazz Big Band - Pierre Bertrand & Nicolas Folmer - Source(s) (2012) {Cristal Records CR202}
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© 2012 Cristal Records | CR202
Jazz / Modern Big Band

Launched ten years ago by the saxo player Pierre Bertrand and the trumpeteer Nicolas Folmer, the Paris Jazz Big Band is extremely famous on the French Jazz scene with many awards like the Victoires du Jazz and Django d’Or. It has been mostly recognized for its creative repertoire and the orchestra has performed with prestigious singers like Diana Krall; Johnny Griffin, Richard Galliano or Michel Legrand. The aim of this new repertoire « Source(s) » was to follow the tracks of culture an d music from Africa, South Mediterranea and Latin America.

Melanie C - Stages (2012)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 1, 2016
Melanie C - Stages (2012)

Melanie C - Stages (2012)
Jazz-Pop, Vocal, Stage & Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 45:21 Min | 583,50 Mb
Label: Red Girl Records (UK) | Released: 2012-09-07

"Stages" is a cover album by English recording artist Melanie C. The record is Chisholm's sixth studio album, and the fourth to be made under her own independent record label Red Girl Records. The album features a collection of song covers from various musical theatre shows and films, which consequently makes it Chisholm's first studio album where she holds no writing credits whatsoever to any of the tracks. The iTunes digital release of the album features a bonus track; a cover of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes".
Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1971, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27188 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Percussion

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival, the blistering Mongo at Montreux captures Mongo Santamaria in the absolute prime of his career, embracing all facets of his expansive musical vision for a set that is far more than the sum of its parts. Spanning from soulful Latin boogaloo grooves like "Come Candela" to psychedelic jazz renditions of pop hits like the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" to straight-up funk excursions like "Climax," Mongo at Montreux is relentlessly energetic music genetically engineered for dancing – most impressive of all is "Conversation in Drums," a virtual primer in Latin percussion.

Rolf Kuhn Quintett - Solarius (1964) [Reissue 2012]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 29, 2016
Rolf Kuhn Quintett - Solarius (1964) [Reissue 2012]

Rolf Kühn Quintett - Solarius (1964)
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Genre: Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Amiga Jazz | # 0208047CTT | Time: 00:40:10

This is a reissue (first time on CD) of the seminal album by legendary German clarinetist/composer Rolf Kuhn (born 1929), recorded with a quintet, which also included his younger brother pianist/composer Joachim Kuhn (born 1944), bassist Klaus Koch and two Polish Jazz legends: saxophonist Michał Urbaniak and drummer Czesław Bartkowski. The album presents six pieces: three original compositions by Rolf Kuhn, two original compositions by Joachim Kuhn and one arrangement of a folk tune. Over the years this album achieved a legendary status and became a highly sought after collector's item, because of its political implications, as well as being one of the earliest East European Jazz recordings and an important cornerstone of European Jazz in general.
Dave Newman - Fathead Comes On (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Dave Newman - Fathead Comes On (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1961, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27176 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Early work from David Fathead Newman – so early, the cover has him listed as "Dave" on the front! The album steps nicely off Newman's early work with Ray Charles – and does plenty to establish him as a leader on his own – putting Newman's bold, soulful tenor right upfront in the mix – and backing him with small combo players who include Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Norris Austin on piano, and Hank Crawford on a bit of piano! There's a deep undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost a rootsier quality than on other Newman albums – and titles include "Cellar Groove", "Hello There", "Alto Sauce", and "Scufflin'".
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1958, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27044 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Chamber Jazz / Clarinet / Saxophone / Trombone / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the most sublime Jimmy Giuffre albums of all time – and a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style! The approach here is really revolutionary, especially for the time – as the group simply features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on reeds – working with no other rhythm at all, and coming up with this incredible approach to music that's as breathtaking as it is groundbreaking! Notes hang in mid-air, slowly sliding around one another, flying freely from the players, yet still managing to swing in a beautiful way. The titles are a mix of standards and originals – but all tracks sound completely unique, with a sound unlike anything else we can describe.