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Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 17, 2017
Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}

Benny Green - These Are Soulful Days (1999) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 211MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post Bop

As part of Blue Note's 60th anniversary gala, Benny Green was invited to record a selection of his favorite tunes from the label's venerable catalog. Green picked eight songs previously recorded by the likes of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, and Dexter Gordon, then he recruited bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone. Together, they recorded These Are Soulful Days, a splendid tribute to the glory days of Blue Note, when excellent hard bop musicians ruled the roster. Like the classic albums from the late '50s and early '60s, These Are Soulful Days clocks in at an economical 45 minutes and feels intimate. All eight songs were recorded directly to two-track, giving the music an immediate, vibrant feel.
Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Blue Note All-Stars - Our Point of View (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:45 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The creative young voices of Jazz have been the lifeblood of Blue Note Records throughout its storied history, from Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, all of whom made their debut albums for the legendary label. The Blue Note All-Stars continue that legacy with the September 29 release of Our Point of View, the debut recording from a supergroup of young visionaries that formed in 2014 for a series of live performances in honor of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the album also boasts a special guest appearance by Blue Note legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, and is dedicated to the memory of beloved longtime Blue Note President Bruce Lundvall, who passed away in 2015.

La vie d'Adèle / Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 16, 2017
La vie d'Adèle / Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

La vie d'Adèle / Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) [Criterion Collection, Spine #695]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~28.7 Mbps | 3hr 00mn | 43,8 GB
French: DTS-HD Master Audio, 6 ch, 3924 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne
2017 | ISBN: 0316314048 | English | 336 pages | EPUB/AZW3 | 1.5 MB/2.6 MB

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:53 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three brilliant improvisers join Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem in this album, recorded in New York in May 2017. For Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album, a trio recording with John Surman. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have, of course, been frequent musical partners over the last half-century, beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis: their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem’s compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing.

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams (2017)

Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:53 min | 301 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahems 60th birthday, Blue Maqams offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New Yorks Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: the Maqams of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. For Anouar Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album.
Keely Smith - Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New (1963) [Expanded Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz)

Keely Smith - Little Girl Blue / Little Girl New (1963) [Expanded Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:15 minutes | 903 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

You can’t get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early ‘60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight “man” to husband Louis Prima, she’d navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label. A groundbreaking businesswoman, as well as recording artist, Keely recorded 5 classic albums for Reprise. Because she’d seen enough show business shenanigans to last a lifetime, a generation before it became standard practice to do so, she retained the rights to her masters.

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Standards Vol.1 (1986) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 182MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Guitarist Stanley Jordan (the master of tapping, making his instrument sound like two or three at once) has a wide definition of standards, ranging beyond jazz. His second official Blue Note release therefore not only includes "Georgia On My Mind" and "My Favorite Things," but Paul Simon's "The Sounds of Silence," "Moon River," the Beatles' "Because," and "Silent Night." But no matter what the tune, the main reason to acquire this set of unaccompanied guitar solos is to hear how here remarkable and versatile Jordan's technique is.

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2017
Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans | 206MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bop

Swing and Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson's Quintet with Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, and Ray Barretto.

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 11, 2017
Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}

Eliane Elias ‎– So Far So Close (1989) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion, Brazilian Jazz

So Far So Close is the fourth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. This album is great. It is mainly straight ahead jazz with touches of fusion due to the use of synthesizers along with her fantastic piano playing. Like most of her earlier albums her signing is minimal and mainly adds another musical sound more than anything else. Surprisingly, this album has barely a hint of Latin or Brazilian flavor.