Jazz Bigband

Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 18, 2012
Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)

Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:16 min | 146 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

There were times when big bands were a defining part of our society´s musical cultural scene. Today only a few jazz big bands exist, and it appears the reasons for this change are not artistic, but rather financial. In Germany public radio stations are responsible for the funding of big bands, and in France the Orchestre National de Jazz sets the standard. Meanwhile in Austria, one ensemble has shown above all others that orchestral concepts are far from exhausted: the JBBG - Jazz Bigband Graz.
Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) {MFSL UDCD II 710}

Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) [MFSL UDCD II 710]
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | 1 CD | 387 MB | scans @ 600dpi | Time 66:24 | RS + FSo
Genre: Jazz/ Bigband/ Dixieland | Storyville Records | Release date: Aug 1, 1962 | Catalog # SLP 4101

A wonderful artifact, this is a prime slice of the latter-day Satchmo with a small all-stars band working through a relatively typical set. The performance ranges from solid to excellent, with the occasional odd flub (such as the uncertain return after Danny Barcelona's first drum solo on "Basin Street Blues"), but the quality of the recording is the key element. The Mobile Fidelity gold CD edition adds three tracks to the Storyville original, and provides a clear, uncluttered sound field with excellent separation. The resulting album is a treat to hear. ~ Steven McDonald, Rovi
Christof Lauer & NDR Bigband - Play Sidney Bechet: Petite Fleur (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Christof Lauer & NDR Bigband - Play Sidney Bechet: Petite Fleur (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 57:45 minutes | 721 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The idea for this album had been planted ten years earlier, taking saxophonist Christof Lauer that long to develop this project focusing on American jazz pioneer Sidney Bechet and his French-Creole-inspired compositions. Together with the NDR Bigband, Lauer looks at Bechet in an entirely new way, interpreted by someone from a free jazz background who developed his unmistakable sound playing with legends such as Stan Getz. Recorded in only four days, Petite Fleur presents these unmistakable Bechet classics in a new light thanks to Lauer's distinctive tone and the multilayered arrangements.

VA - The Harry South Bigband Songbook (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 1, 2017
VA - The Harry South Bigband Songbook (2017)

VA - The Harry South Bigband Songbook (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:26:16 | 199 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: History Of RnB

An incredible amount of work from British pianist/bandleader/arranger Harry South – one of the most important large group talents of the late 50s, and an artist who helped shepherd British jazz through a range of stylistic periods – from straight big band of the postwar years, to mod moments in the 60s, to even some sound library-styled work near the end of this set!
Vince Mendoza & WDR Bigband Köln - Homecoming (2017) {Delta Music}

Vince Mendoza & WDR Bigband Köln - Homecoming (2017) {Delta Music}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Fusion

Homecoming. It is hardly surprising that several jazz compositions are known by this name. Especially for the continuously travelling improvisers, those post-modern nomads, to return home to their families is something he/she is longing for during the continuous loop of aeroplane-hotel-stage-aeroplane (even if he/she is longing to be back on the road after a few days at home…). Home can mean many different things: for some it is being on stage, for others it is an imaginary place, only to be found in their dreams. However, you may also associate homecoming with Vince Mendoza’s return to his acknowledged first love, jazz. Or his reunion with the orchestra he feels deeply connected with for already more than two decades, the WDR Big Band. Maybe the word makes you think of the happy opportunity to once again write your own music. The word has all of these and many more meanings, all of them are coming together in this particular homecoming.
Heinrich von Kalnein & Kahiba - The Neuroscience of Music (2018)

Heinrich von Kalnein & Kahiba - The Neuroscience of Music (2018)
Jazz | 57:31 min | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 131 MB
Label: Galileo Music Communication

Seit gut 10 Jahren leitet Saxofonist / Flötist Heinrich von Kalnein, sonst auch als einer der beiden Masterminds der international gefeierten JBBG Jazz Bigband Graz unterwegs, sein Trio KAHIBA. Neben dem Schweizer Ausnahmedrummer und Live-Elektroniker Gregor Hilbe spielte viele Jahre lang der österreichische Akkordeonvirtuose und Pianist Christian Bakanic. 2016 formierte sich die Band neu.

VA - Hendrix in the Spirit of Jazz (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 25, 2017
VA - Hendrix in the Spirit of Jazz (2017)

VA - Hendrix in the Spirit of Jazz
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:56 min | 388 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

„When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.“

V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 13, 2017
V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)

V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)
Jazz, Swing | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,12 Gb
Label: Membran

Die Hamburger Jazzszene ihre Vielfalt und Lebendigkeit bringen so manchen Musikliebhaber zum Schwärmen. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg fanden sich in der Stadt an der Elbe hunderte spielhungriger Bands zusammen, für die bald auch unzählige Auftrittsorte entstanden. Der Cotton Club oder Dennis Swing Club wer kennt sie nicht? Für die Fans des Hamburger Jazz und alle, die mehr darüber erfahren möchten, entstand diese umfangreiche Kollektion. In Wort, Bild und Ton wird der Werdegang einer einmaligen Szene lebendig: von der Zeit, als die Hafenstadt in Trümmern lag, bis hin zum Sound von heute. Sie halten ein Set in Händen, das aus 18 CDs und einem 300 Seiten starken Buch besteht.

Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 24, 2017
Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)

Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:52 | 156 MB
Label: Neuklang | Release Year: 2017

Twenty years ago Rainer Tempel was still a student in Nuremberg (jazz piano, diploma thesis in 1998 about Vince Mendoza). Twenty years ago the first album of the Rainer Tempel Big Band ("forward + back", 1996) also appeared. Since then, much has happened: Rainer Tempel founded a whole series of other bands, from the trio to the Elftett strength; He composed for classical musicians and jazz ensembles such as the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the big bands of HR, RIAS, SWR and NDR (with whom he even won an echo jazz for "Petite Fleur", ACT 2014). He was a keyboarder in various bands - with the jazz / hip-hop trumpeter Joo Kraus, the singer / songwriter Ron Spielman or the Dieter Thomas Kuhn band; And he gave his experiences further: as a professor at music colleges in Lucerne and Stuttgart, he even took over as head of the Institute for Jazz & Pop in 2013 - in short: he has developed into a successful, sought-after and versatile musician.

Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 15, 2016
Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)

Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:12 min | 167 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Enja Records

No musical journey between jazz, rock and polyrhythms previously was ever so danceable!