2012 Jazz

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
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 225MB + 5% Recovery
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}  Music

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

Winard Harper - Coexist (2012) {Jazz Legacy}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 527MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 264MB + 5% Recovery
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.
Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}

Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 452 Mb
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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.
Charles Mingus - The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 [7CD BoxSet] (2012) {Mosaic Records}

Charles Mingus - The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 [7CD BoxSet] (2012) {Mosaic Records}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.16 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Mosaic Records | MD7-253
Jazz / Post-Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass

We are pleased to announce "Charles Mingus - The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Town Hall, Amsterdam, Monterey '64, Monterey '65 & Minneapolis)." It chronicles the essential live performances of this genius of modern music as his compositions achieved a depth and complexity we would come to know as Mingus's most signature work. It includes (on the earlier recordings) the brilliant Eric Dolphy, along with Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan – certainly one of the best assemblages of musicians ever. And the music, recorded across the world's concert stages and intended for release by Charles Mingus Enterprises, dashes once and for all every previously-held notion about what is, and isn't, jazz.
Django Reinhardt - The Complete Trios (1934-1953) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55558 rel 2012}

Django Reinhardt - The Complete Trios (1934-1953) {Essential Jazz Classics EJC55558 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 176 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
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© 1934-1953, 2012 Essential Jazz Classics | EJC55558 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

Among the dozens of sessions Django Reinhardt cut with various groups from 1934 to 1953, he would only rarely make trio recordings. This set compiles all of this existing instrumental trios, including a variety of different formations. As a bonus, a rare session by singer Nitta Rette backed by a trio of Django, Stéphane Grappelli and pianist Emil Stern (with plenty of solos by the three instrumentalists), as well as a series of quartet sides which feature Django as a prominent soloist.
Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 211 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 72 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27166 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. his 1966 date by Duke Pearson with an octet was originally issued by Atlantic. Reissued by Collectables, this is Pearson in full soul-jazz mode, driven deeply by the blues, with an all-star band (not all members play on all tunes): drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste.
Danny Elfman - Hitchcock: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012) [Re-Up]

Danny Elfman - Hitchcock: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~189 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Sony Classical/Fox Music | # 88765417072 | 00:38:55

Director Sacha Gervasi's 2012 Alfred Hitchcock biopic was less of a proper biography and more of a breakdown of the events leading up to the release of 1959's Psycho. Composer Danny Elfman's elegant score reflects that sense of minutia, offering up a scant 38 minutes of material, much of which clocks in at under a minute. Elfman's signature blend of dread, whimsy, and mischief serves the tone of the story well, and while it may not be as stocked with memorable themes as some of his better-known works, it dutifully conveys the pathos, unpredictability, and humor of its source material.
Edna McGriff - Start Movin' In My Direction: The Bell Recordings, Plus 1954-1959 (2012) {Bear Family BCD 17276 AH}

Edna McGriff - Start Movin' In My Direction: The Bell Recordings, Plus 1954-1959 (2012) {Bear Family BCD 17276 AH}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
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© 1954-59, 2012 Bear Family Records | BCD 17276 AH
R&B / Jazz / Vocal / Pop

1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 44-page booklet, 29 tracks, playing time approx. 75 mns. The forgotten recordings of Edna McGriff a Fifties R&B star! Few ever reissued on CD, most unheard since the 1950s! Includes fabulous R&B versions of pop songs like The Fool, Born To Be With You, Freight Train, and I Enjoy Being A Girl with the cream of New York's R&B session men! First full-length biography by R&B scholar Bill Dahl.

Gary Boyle - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2012]  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 28, 2017
Gary Boyle - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2012]

Gary Boyle - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 447 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 201 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Gary Boyle - The Dancer (1977). Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a new remastered edition of the first solo album by acclaimed guitarist Gary Boyle, founder of Jazz Rock group Isotope. Released in 1978, "The Dancer" was Boyle’s first solo album and followed the final Isotope album, “Deep End”. The recording sessions saw Boyle joined by such celebrated alumni as Robin Lumley, Rod Argent, Dave MacRae, Morris Pert and Simon Phillips. The resulting album is now regarded as a classic Jazz/Rock album…
Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:12
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8329 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957, but All or Nothing at All, is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Holiday was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we are all involved. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.