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
Jochen Neuffer, Tobias Becker Bigband - Augmented Reality (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jochen Neuffer, Tobias Becker Bigband - Augmented Reality (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:36 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

With his first original big band album, the conductor, composer and arranger Jochen Neuffer impressively demonstrates why he has already written arrangements for great musicians of the calibre of Lalah Hathaway, the Metropole Orkest and Helen Schneider. With finely balanced melodic phrases, richly colorful harmonies and a wide-ranging musical span, AUGMENTED REALITY, except for a refreshingly modern implementation of the classic “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, comprises only original and multi-faceted compositions from the pen of Neuffer and leaves the traditional conventions of traditional big band jazz to one side.
Tobias Becker Bigband & Jochen Neuffer - Augmented Reality (2018)

Tobias Becker Bigband & Jochen Neuffer - Augmented Reality (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 332 MB
Label: Neuklang | Tracks: 06 | Time: 62:33 min

With his first own big band album AUGMENTED REALITY, the conductor, composer and arranger Jochen Neuffer impressively demonstrates why he has already written for such greats as Lalah Hathaway, the metropolis Orkest and Helen Schneider. Finely balanced melodic phrases, colorful harmonies and wide-ranging musical arcs: AUGMENTED REALITY contains except for a refreshingly modern implementation of the classic "Pennsylvania 6-5000" exclusively multilayered original compositions from the pen of Neuffer, the traditional conventions of traditional big-band jazz.
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.

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband - Es:sensual (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 12, 2018
Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband - Es:sensual (2018)

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband - Es:sensual (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 69:06 min | 158 Mb
Style: Jazz | Label: OTA Records

Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa's music, be it presented in solo performances or conjured by a small-or medium-sized group, has always drawn on confidential mysticism. But that's not to say that his work doesn't lend itself to large-scale interpretation. With Ceremony (Otá Records, 2010) Sosa came out of the candlelit realms and shadows, bringing his music into full light by teaming up with Brazilian cellist-arranger Jaques Morelenbaum and Germany's NDR Big Band to stretch his worldly designs onto larger canvases. Now, eight years after that scopic set arrived, a sequel has emerged.
Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw Conducted By Henk Meutgeert - Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw (2000)

Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw Conducted By Henk Meutgeert - Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 394.24 Mb + 19.63 Mb (Scans) | 01:06:56
Big Band | Country: Netherlands | Label: RN Discs - RN 22

Henk Meutgeert (Kampen, 12 december 1947) is een Nederlandse arrangeur, componist, pianist en dirigent. Meutgeert begint op jonge leeftijd te spelen op het harmonium in zijn ouderlijk huis. Op de Kampense muziekschool krijgt hij harmoniumles van een oom, die hem adviseert over te stappen naar de piano. Aan het Conservatorium Zwolle krijgt Meutgeert arrangeerles van Frans Elsen.
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.