Category Archives: Jazz

Julio Botti – Influencias (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Julio Botti – Influencias (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 39:55 minutes | 499 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © El Cirko Sello Digital

Julio Botti (Saxophone,Clarinet and Flute Player) was born in Bell Ville Argentina. In 1996 he graduated from “Escuela de Musica Popular La Colmena” Cordoba, Argentina, and went on to study Classical Saxophone in Cuba at “La Escuela Nacional de Arte de La Habana”. From Cuba he moved to Madrid Spain where he recorded various albums and took to teaching in various parts of Europe and South America.  Most recently he has been dedicating his time to New York City  Public Schools as a Woodwind Teacher. Botti’s latest albums “Tango Nostalgias” and ” Sax To Tango” were nominated as Best Tango Album in the 14th and 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

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Julie London – Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64 + FLAC 24-88,2]

Julie London – Latin In A Satin Mood (1963/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 30:33 minutes | 1,2 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 30:33 minutes | 591 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front Cover
Genre: Jazz | © Analogue Productions

Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early ’60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the backup male “mariachi-esque” serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.

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Julian Lage – Arclight (2016) [HDTracks 24-96]

Julian Lage – Arclight (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:50 minutes | 755 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Mack Avenue Records

Julian Lage’s Mack Avenue debut, marks his first recorded outing on electric guitar and in a trio format, backed by double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Like that titular intense white light, Lage is a performer who burns brightly.

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Julian Erdem – Little Flower (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Julian Erdem – Little Flower (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:02:29 minutes | 582 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Unit Records

Former student of Jazz Studies at The City College of New York, Julian Erdem have released his debut album “Little Flower” with Thomas Morgan, Keisuke Matsuno, and Can Olgun.

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Jonas Winterhalter Big Band – Eleven Things To Say (2017) [Qobuz 24-96]

Jonas Winterhalter Big Band – Eleven Things To Say (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:20 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Neuklang

What is possible in Big Band music today? The 19-strong Big Band led by trumpeter Jonas Winterhalter wants to find out by means of direct, living dialogue between composer, band members and audience. Skill, dedication and the sheer enjoyment of playing make the latest Jonas Winterhalter Big Band production very special. Big Band tradition with influences from modern jazz, classical and pop music combine to form a unique sound blend.

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John Pizzarelli – Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

John Pizzarelli – Sinatra & Jobim @50 (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:25 minutes | 548 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Concord Jazz

Two of John Pizzarelli’s greatest influences, Frank Sinatra and the bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, joined forces in 1967 to present a softer, sultrier side of Sinatra on the heels of ‘That’s Life’ and ‘Strangers in the Night’. Half a century later, John Pizzarelli is celebrating that unique gathering with his Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50.

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John Coltrane – Trane: The Atlantic Collection (2017) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

John Coltrane – Trane: The Atlantic Collection (Remastered) (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 46:52 minutes | 501 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

An introduction to John Coltrane’s revered Atlantic recordings. Trane: The Atlantic Collection includes the hit single ‘My Favorite Things,’ the iconic ‘Giant Steps, Naimi’ and more, from the ‘heavyweight champion’ of the jazz world. This release is newly remastered.

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Joe Sullivan Big Band – Unfamiliar Surroundings (2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Joe Sullivan Big Band – Unfamiliar Surroundings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:38:39 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Effendi Records

Call me nostalgic, but in a world that seems to admire novelty above all else, I still love big band jazz. I love all the same stuff I was attracted to right from the start…energy, sound, time, groove…edgy trumpets and old bendy blue notes…bright, aggressive trombones….well you get the picture. So before making this record, I went to my old pal an dlong-time collaborator Jean Frechette and asked him to help me make a disc we could both be proud of. It started with a marathon 2-day big-band-binge, me and him, a big pile of vinyl and CDs, and a significant quantity of more than passable hooch. At the end, shaky but otherwise unscathed, we had agreed on the sound we wanted: resonant, alive, the sound that knocked us out back in the day and made us want to play jazz…Thad Quincy, Francy Boland…like I said, nostaliga. The session was laid out so that people felt at ease and could hear each other (no headphones for the horns!) and Jean went for the bright, clear mix we wanted. After all is said and one, I hope we’ve made a record that is vibrant and swinging – and I hope all you jazz-lovers out there will enjoy listening to it! (Joe Sullivan)

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Joe Derise – Joe Derise Sings (1955/2014) [PrestoClassical 24-96]

Joe Derise – Joe Derise Sings (1955/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 23:10  minutes | 354 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PrestoClassical | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records

Big band and cabaret singer Joe Derise is probably better known for his work with other bands but he also recorded several albums on his own. This 1955 session consisting mainly of standards was his debut recording as a leader; not only does he sing but he plays some piano and is joined by Milt Hinton on acoustic bass and drummer Osie Johnson.

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Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Vol.2 (2017) [Qobuz 24-96]

Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:03:38 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Mack Avenue Records

As on his acclaimed Mack Avenue debut, Beautiful Life, a poignant, reflective recording that honored his daughter’s love of singing with a program combining jazz, spirituals, contemporary Christian music and ballads, Greene again fulfills his stated imperative of “reflecting the way that Ana lived”. Here, Greene hones in on Ana’s love of dance with a kinetic, groove-filled program comprising ten original compositions—including two Greene-penned lyrics—and his arrangement of the “new standard”, “Something About You”.

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