Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}

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Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}

Brad Mehldau - Ten Years Solo Live (2015) [4CDs] {Nonesuch}
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Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau's 10 Years Solo Live eight-LP vinyl box set October 16, 2015, and this four-CD and digital version of the same on November 13. The set is culled from 19 live recordings made over a decade of the pianist's European solo concerts and is divided into four thematic subsets: Dark/Light, The Concert, Intermezzo/Rückblick, and E Minor/E Major. 10 Years Solo Live will be released digitally and on CD the following month.

Branford Marsalis - Royal Garden Blues (1986) {CBS}

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Branford Marsalis - Royal Garden Blues (1986) {CBS}

Branford Marsalis - Royal Garden Blues (1986) {CBS}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Branford Marsalis' second album as a leader followed his first by three years, and he had grown a lot in the interim. He had switched permanently to tenor (doubling on soprano), left his brother Wynton's group, toured with Sting, and begun heading his own group. Although using quartets on each of the seven selections, Marsalis varies the personnel quite a bit, utilizing pianists Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Larry Willis, and Herbie Hancock; bassists Ron Carter, Charnett Moffett, and Ira Coleman; and drummers Ralph Peterson, Al Foster, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Jeff Watts.

Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}

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Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}

Brandi Wells - Watch Out (1981) {Hot Productions}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

A finely crafted selection of easygoing mid-tempo funk numbers and soul ballads, Philadelphia vocalist Brandi Wells' debut album is one of the strongest in the WMOT catalog. The Top 40 R&B hit "Watch Out" is good, but there's a lot better in the moody swayer "I Hate to See You Go"; the bright, Motown-influenced track "Falling in Love"; and the album's second single, "What Goes Around Comes Around." Wells' gliding style combines influences of Deniece Williams' soprano tenderness with Phyllis Hyman's alto tenacity, but the phrasing and tone are distinctly her own. She conveys power without needing dramatic belting, with sensitivity barring excessive delicacy. Unfortunately, the masters were not preserved well, as CD reissues by both Unidisc and Hot Productions lack a certain crispness.

Brian Culbertson - Come On Up (2003) {Warner}

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Brian Culbertson - Come On Up (2003) {Warner}

Brian Culbertson - Come On Up (2003) {Warner}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

A bit of free-form studio doodling opens Come on Up on a promising note: players try out their licks, joke semiaudibly among themselves, and create a sense through their banter that you're in for some exceptional interactions in the give-and-take tradition of jazz. What follows, though, is a typical performance for the smooth genre, in which the musicians either play what's on their charts, solo within stylistic limits.

Annette Peacock & Paul Bley - Dual Unity (1988) {Japan 32JDF}

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Annette Peacock & Paul Bley - Dual Unity (1988) {Japan 32JDF}

Annette Peacock & Paul Bley - Dual Unity (1988) {Japan 32JDF}
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Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz

Dual Unity is a live album by Annette Peacock and Paul Bley (credited as Annette & Paul Bley) which was released by Freedom Records in 1972.

Mambo Noir Trio - Mambo Noir Trio (2019) {Oona Recordings}

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Mambo Noir Trio - Mambo Noir Trio (2019) {Oona Recordings}

Mambo Noir Trio - Mambo Noir Trio (2019) {Oona Recordings}
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Genre: Jazz

On their self-titled debut album, Mambo Noir Trio brings together dark exotica and jazzy swagger. The result of a series of inspired after-hours sessions, Mambo Noir is an album of hushed exotica without the kitsch factor. Instead of transporting the listener to exotic faraway islands, Mambo Noir’s music places us immediately in a smoky harbour bar scene that could be an outtake from a French 1940s film noir. Mambo Noir Trio treats its source material with a tentative playfulness that allows vibraphone timbres time to diffuse and roll out, while double bass loops keep the musical movement grounded. This approach is somewhat reminiscent of Belgian film composer Francois de Roubaix, with the harmonic nuances of Cuban mambo pianist Ruben Gonzalez’ improvisations thrown in for good measure.

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (1979) {Sony Japan 1991}

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Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (1979) {Sony Japan 1991}

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (1979) {Sony Japan 1991}
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Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop

Michael Jackson had recorded solo prior to the release of Off the Wall in 1979, but this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right. This was a visionary album, a record that found a way to break disco wide open into a new world where the beat was undeniable, but not the primary focus – it was part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk. Its roots hearken back to the Jacksons' huge mid-'70s hit "Dancing Machine," but this is an enormously fresh record, one that remains vibrant and giddily exciting years after its release. This is certainly due to Jackson's emergence as a blindingly gifted vocalist, equally skilled with overwrought ballads as "She's Out of My Life" as driving dancefloor shakers as "Working Day and Night" and "Get on the Floor".

Paco De Lucia - Cancion Andaluza (2014) {Universal}

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Paco De Lucia - Cancion Andaluza (2014) {Universal}

Paco De Lucia - Cancion Andaluza (2014) {Universal}
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Genre: Flamenco, Jazz

Cancion andaluza es lo ultimo que grabo Paco de Lucia y no es el disco que esperabamos los que seguimos su carrera. El guitarrista murio el pasado 26 de febrero tras sufrir un inesperado y fulminante ataque cardiaco mientras jugaba en Playa del Carmen, en el Yucatan mexicano, donde tenia su retiro espiritual y practicaba una de sus aficiones favoritas, la pesca submarina. Contiene ocho clasicos de la copla, bien reconocidos por quien sea aficionado a este genero todavia asociado despectivamente con tonadilleras. Aqui tenemos al Paco de Lucia arreglista de canciones atemporales, clasicos de la Cancion andaluza, como el propio guitarrista las llamaba.

Ernesto Snajer & Palle Windfeldt - Guitarreros (1999) {ECM/Carmo}

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Ernesto Snajer & Palle Windfeldt - Guitarreros (1999) {ECM/Carmo}

Ernesto Snajer & Palle Windfeldt - Guitarreros (1999) {ECM/Carmo}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

Ernesto’s interests cover a wide range of sounds and he feels comfortable with acoustic projects as well as more experimental tones. He has been playing MIDI guitars for most of his career. A guitarist, composer and music producer, his style as a performer has proved difficult to label, since it reflects a broad range of musical influences (jazz, tango, South American folkore, rock). This familiarity with playing different genres has enabled him to participate as a recording artist in over seventy albums, including most notably his contributions for León Gieco and Alejandro Lerner, Calle 13, Julieta Venegas, Soledad, Jairo, Kepa Junquera, Axel, Miranda, Ariel Ramírez and Patricia Sosa, Peteco Carabajal, Litto Nebbia, Liliana Herrero, La Bruja Salguero, etc.

Roberto Fonseca - Akokan (2009) {Enja}

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Roberto Fonseca - Akokan (2009) {Enja}

Roberto Fonseca - Akokan (2009) {Enja}
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Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz

Roberto Fonseca is one of the most dazzling pianists and accompanists in Cuba. Although he hasn't quite delivered the big one yet, Fonseca - best known to us as the young jazz pianist who was parachuted into the Buena Vista Social Club is unquestionably a serious talent in the making.

Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu (2007) {JENJ 3328-2}

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Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu (2007) {JENJ 3328-2}

Roberto Fonseca - Zamazu (2007) {JENJ 3328-2}
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Genre: Latin Jazz

Pianist Roberto Fonseca's Zamazu contains quite a bit of variety. From Afro-Cuban jazz and a piece that is closer to Indian music, to Omara Portunodo's passionate vocal on "Mil Congojas," originals that sound like tangos and sambas from the 1930s, and orchestral numbers, there is much to savor throughout this continually colorful set. Fonseca can play with great intensity (sometimes hinting at McCoy Tyner) but is at his best caressing lyrical and traditional-sounding melodies. Recorded in Cuba and Brazil, this colorful set leans more towards Cuban than Brazilian music, with Fonseca being quite impressive as both a pianist and a composer. Highly recommended.

Roberto Fonseca - Yo (2012) {Jazz Village}

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Roberto Fonseca - Yo (2012) {Jazz Village}

Roberto Fonseca - Yo (2012) {Jazz Village}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Post-Bop

His third studio album provides confirmation that the 36-year-old Cuban pianist is one of the most gifted, adventurous spirits of his generation. A lyrical approach recalling Herbie Hancock and Abdullah Ibrahim persists, but Yo also explores Cuban-African connections with guests such as kora player Sekou Kouyaté, percussionist Baba Sissoko and Mali singer Fatou Diawara. Elegant melodies such as "Bibisa" and "JMF" develop into intense instrumental sparring, while Fonseca touches on funk and electronica ("80's"), and laces compositions with poetry (an overexcited Mike Ladd on "Mi Negra Ave Maria"). By turns playful and passionate, Yo boasts poise and experimentation in equal measure.

Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979) {Japan SHM-CD}

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Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979) {Japan SHM-CD}

Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979) {Japan SHM-CD}
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Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Strangely enough, Tiger in the Rain would have been a smoother transition from Sleeping Gypsy, just as Burchfield Nines would have been a more natural follow-up to The Art of Tea. For the first time, Michael Franks made an album completely without the production team of Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt and Lee Hershberg, employing instead John Simon (the Band, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen). The recording boasts a large number of celebrated horn and string players, as well as jazz luminaries Ron Carter, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Barron, Mike Mainieri and Flora Purim. Lush, romantic and more experimental than previous efforts, Tiger in the Rain has a seriousness of purpose that faithfully echoes that of Sleeping Gypsy, with less of a Brazilian feel and overall a more somber tone of lost love.

Tony Grey - Chasing Shadows (2008) {Abstract Logix}

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Tony Grey - Chasing Shadows (2008) {Abstract Logix}

Tony Grey - Chasing Shadows (2008) {Abstract Logix}
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Genre: Fusion

Tony Grey is part of a new fraternity of extraordinary young electric bass guitar virtuosos (along with Matthew Garrison, Hadrien Feraud) who have taken the vocabulary of pioneers like Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke to the next level. The British-born bassist, a Berklee College of Music grad, has played on recordings by John McLaughlin (2006′s Industrial Zen) and the Japanese keyboard wiz Hiromi Uehra (2004′s Brain, 2006′s Spiral and 2007′s Time Control). On Chasing Shadows, his second recording as a leader (he previously released the self-produced Moving through his own website), Grey steps out in impressive fashion as a bandleader, accomplished composer and outstanding soloist.

Michael Franks - The Camera Never Lies (1987) {Japan SHM-CD}

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Michael Franks - The Camera Never Lies (1987) {Japan SHM-CD}

Michael Franks - The Camera Never Lies (1987) {Japan SHM-CD}
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Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

After the disappointing Skin Dive, this album signaled a move back, at least partially, to the winning Franks formula. The title cut, "Island Life," and "Doctor Sax," although all occasionally missing the mark, reflected a strong recommitment to the kind of songs that Franks was capable of writing. With Rob Mounsey producing, which gave the album the right balance of a modern sound with no gimmicks, and players like Mark Egan, Dave Weckl, and Richard Tee adding some much-needed jazz muscle, Franks was making exciting music again. Additionally, Earl Klugh was the perfect guitar foil for Franks' music. Lani Groves and Art Garfunkel also fit just right, demonstrating that the right vocalists on a Franks album enhance the possibilities for genre crossover.