Jazz Bigband

Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)  

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
Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband - Back In The Days (2012)

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband - Back In The Days (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Big Band | Label: Cuneiform Records | # Rune 322 | Time: 01:05:43

Michael Gibbs And The NDR Bigband s Back In The Days is a never before released audiophile recording of this great jazz composer and arranger in a program of original modern Jazz plus three specially arranged classics recorded in separate sessions in 1995, 2002 and 2003. The legendary 'Brit-jazz' composer and arranger Michael Gibbs was born in 1937 in Zimbabwe and was originally a trombonist as well. Gibbs began to concentrate on writing and arranging because performing solos terrified him! Starting in the late 60s, he recorded a series of highly acclaimed and influential albums featuring many of the most prominent British-based Jazz players who, like Michael, were beginning to flirt with Jazz/Rock. Since the 80s, he has mostly done arrangements and orchestrations for major names such as Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, and Sister Sledge among many others, while too infrequently recording his own music.
Nguyên Lê with NDR Bigband, Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah - Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon (2014)

Nguyên Lê with NDR Bigband, Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah - Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:46 min | 138 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Prog-Rock | Label: ACT Music

Nguyên Lê is a magician; his art reveals itself not only in his own compositions but also in his celebrations of the music of the past, where his approach to the latter resembles sculptures made of new clay. Remember Purple, his tribute to Jimi Hendrix, or more recently his Songs Of Freedom and its evocations of rock's greatest moments. He's a flamboyant guitarist and, while he shows courteous deference to his source material, he has always expressed the full diversity of an imaginary world engendered by his own history, that of a nomad, self-taught virtuoso: his music feeds on influences embracing all continents, and is painted with colours drawn from jazz, rock, and a kind of world fusion permeated with light.
Charly Antolini Jazz Power – Live (1977) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Charly Antolini Jazz Power – Live (1977)
Max Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 809 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 102 MB | Scans 140 dpi jpg | rar
Vinyl LP | Pläne Jazz G 0040 | Fusion · Swing | Germany
Never released on CD

… In 1962 Antolini went to live in Stuttgart, Germany where he spent 5 years playing with bassist Peter Witte and pianist Horst Jankowski in the SWR Bigband led by Erwin Lehn. He also played in big bands with Kurt Edelhagen, Peter Herbolzheimer and Max Greger in the NDR Bigband. In 1976 he set up his own band, "Charly Antolini's Jazz Power". … In the 80s he toured Germany, Italy and Denmark with Benny Goodman, as well as with Lionel Hampton, Barbara Dennerlein, Albert Mangelsdorff, Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Giuffre, Art Farmer, Oliver Nelson, Art Van Damme, Stuff Smith, Baden Powell among others. …
Nils Landgren Funk Unit & NDR Bigband - Jazz Baltica 2010 [HDTV 720p]

Nils Landgren Funk Unit & NDR Bigband - Jazz Baltica 2010 [HDTV 720p]
AVC [email protected], 1280x720 (16:9), 13.0 Mbps, 50 fps | AC-3 448 Kbps, 2 ch | 01:29:00 | 8.62 Gb
Funk, Soul, Jazz | 3sat HD | HDTV->MKV

One of the best funk bands of continental Europe, Nils Landgren Funk Unit toghether with NDR Bigband give groovy and energetic performance at Jazz Baltica Festival, Salzau Palace, Germany, 2010. Nils Landgren is a flamboyant musician and showman from Sweden who participated in at least 500 albums including such internationals stars as ABBA, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Wyclef Jean and Herbie Hancock.
Joachim Kuhn Trio & hr-Bigband - Out of the Desert Live at JazzFest Berlin (2011)

Joachim Kuhn Trio & hr-Bigband - Out of the Desert Live at JazzFest Berlin (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:23 min | 162 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | Label: ACT Music

Kühn was a musical prodigy and made his debut as a concert pianist, having studied classical piano and composition with Arthur Schmidt-Elsey. Influenced by his elder brother, clarinetist Rolf Kühn, he simultaneously got interested in jazz. In 1961 he became a professional jazz musician. With a trio of his own, founded in 1964, he presented the first free jazz in the GDR. In 1966 he left the country and settled in Hamburg. Together with his brother he played at the Newport Jazz Festival and recorded with Jimmy Garrison for Bob Thiele's Impulse! Records.

Toni Morrison - Jazz (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Dec. 6, 2016
Toni Morrison - Jazz (repost)

Toni Morrison - Jazz
Italian | Frassinelli | 1993 | ISBN: 8876842438 | 237 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Harlem, 1926. Joe Trace un venditore cinquantenne di cosmetici, uccide Dorcas, la giovane amante di diciotto anni. Al funerale della ragazza, Violet, la moglie di Joe, cerca di sfigurarne il cadavere. Questa è in sintesi la trama del romanzo, ultima, superba prova del Premio Nobel Toni Morrison. Ma il significato e il valore dell’opera si collocano ben oltre il puro intreccio. Essa è soprattutto un ritratto della società nera che una voce narrante - uomo o donna? al lettore la risposta - intesse con un racconto il cui ritmo ricorda il jazz e che spazia tra la New York degli anni Venti, dall’incedere frenetico, e la Virginia del 1880, dall’atmosfera più lenta e lirica. Joe e Violet rappresentano quel flusso migratorio di neri che all’inizio del Novecento lasciò le zone rurali per riversarsi nella Città: ed è in quel mondo segnato dal razzismo e dalla segregazione che si sviluppa una love story a tre, carica di passione e tragedia.
V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Artwork | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Verve

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disneys magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them. This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.
Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 332 mb
Genre: jazz, smooth jazz, jazz pop

Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 is a 2CD compilation of American jazz keyboardist Bob James. It highlights his work on bothj CTI and Tappan Zee/Columbia featuring a few of his well known hits and album track classics, some of which have become the core of samples in hip-hop and electronica songs.