Jazz is

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4229~30}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 524 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 208 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 259 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".

Rafiki Jazz - Har Dam Sahara (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at March 29, 2018
Rafiki Jazz - Har Dam Sahara (2017)

Rafiki Jazz - Har Dam Sahara (2017)
world, traditional | 48:14 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 278 MB
Label: Riverboat Records/World Music Network

Rafiki Jazz create mesmeric music that resonates deep, bound through with the rich colour tones of the ancient musical heritages they explore. United in their mission to create a sound that crosses cultural boundaries, the music melds traditional vernaculars anew and expresses the power and beauty of difference: Rafiki Jazz is a band like no other. Formed in Sheffield, UK in 2006 Rafiki Jazz began as a meeting between regional roots and jazz musicians with migrant and refugee artists.

VA - Springtime Jazz (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 28, 2018
VA - Springtime Jazz (2018)

VA - Springtime Jazz (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:47:29 | 246 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

Soul-Jazz is a kind of jazz that take its roots in hard bop, with rhythm & blues and gospel influences. Generally uses Hammond organ and is played in small formations. Do not confuse soul-jazz with soul singers that have some jazz influences jazzy soul. Hard bop is sometimes referred to as funky bop. The funky refers to the rollicking, rhythmic feeling associated with the style.

Marbin - Israeli Jazz (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 21, 2018
Marbin - Israeli Jazz (2018)

Marbin - Israeli Jazz (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 388.53 Mb | 57:58 | Cover
Fusion / Jazz-Rock | Country: US / Israel | Label: MoonJune Records

The first thing noticeable when Marbin's seventh album, Israeli Jazz, is done playing is that it doesn't sound similar to any other jazz album to date. The unique blend of Dani Rabin's distorted guitar with Danny Markovitch's bright soprano sax tone, the fast unison lines, the intricate forms of the songs and how the music skips from one section to another, and the melodic and harmonic language the band uses in its compositions and solos.
Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National De Jazz  - Yesternow (1994) {Verve 522 511-2} (Miles Davis related)

Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National De Jazz - Yesternow (1994) {Verve 522 511-2} (Miles Davis related)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Verve / Phonogram-Polygram | 522 511-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Contemporary Jazz / Fusion

I'm very fond of Miles' '70s "electric" period, especially the dark, deep live albums he recorded during this time (namely Dark Magus and Agharta). This disc, which gives MD the big-band treatment, offers many pleasures of its own, although, for my money, neither Cugny nor anyone else (save maybe Bill Laswell) has ever reached the same primal place that Miles did during this time. Excellent album! This album is something special. Great atmosphere, 60 minutes of pure enjoying.

The Bill Smith Quartet - Folk Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2003]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 13, 2018
The Bill Smith Quartet - Folk Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2003]

The Bill Smith Quartet - Folk Jazz (1961) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Contemporary Records/Fantasy (OJCCD-1956-2/S-7591)

A record that could only have been made in the late '50s, 1959's Folk Jazz is a meeting of the two great collegiate crazes of the period, post-bebop modern jazz and traditional folk music. Clarinetist Bill Smith and a low-key piano-less trio? Jim Hall on guitar, Monty Budwig on bass and the great Shelly Manne on drums? take 10 songs from the folk tradition, strip them down to the bare essentials of melody and chord progressions and turn them into a Kind of Blue-like experiment in cool-toned modal jazz. Familiar standards like "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" (which opens with an extended unaccompanied solo by Smith that's a marvel of economy) are presented in entirely new and fresh settings…
A Trumpet Around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz: American Made Music [Audiobook]

Samuel Charters,‎ Marcus D. Durham (Narrator),‎ "A Trumpet Around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz: American Made Music"
ASIN: B079J27KH4 | 2018 | MP3@64 kbps | ~15:02:00 | 428 MB
Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz (1956) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz (1956) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:29 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 797 MB

Overshadowed throughout his life by his friends Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope was a talented pianist and composer whose life was cut short by drugs. Originally released in 1956, Hope's superb album Informal Jazz is now available on SACD. Hope's solo spots are the best part of the record but some of the most well-known jazz artists of the time also guested, including tenor sax greats John Coltrane and Hank Mobley and trumpeter Donald Byrd.
VA - All That Jazz: Original Movie Soundtrack (1979) Reissue 1995

VA - All That Jazz: Original Movie Soundtrack (1979) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 238 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Jazz, Funk | Label: Spectrum/Karussell | # 551269-2 | Time: 00:45:28

Reissue of the soundtrack to director Bob Fosse's acclaimed 1979 musical co-starring Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange. Ralph Burns arranged & conducted all 14 tracks, which include performances by George Benson, Sandahl Bergman and Ben Vereen with Scheider.
The Young Mothers - A Mother's Work Is Never Done (2014) {Tektite Records - TR03CD}

The Young Mothers - A Mother's Work Is Never Done (2014) {Tektite Records - TR03CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Tektite Records | TR03CD
Jazz / Experimental / Experimental Rock / Grindcore / Improvised Music / Hip Hop / Bass / Saxophone

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten reminds us that jazz is the musical equivalent of a dark star, a musical black hole, absorbing all musical energy and classifications. The Norwegian-born bassist-turned Austin, TX resident assembled a multi-genre sextet under the uncategorizable name The Young Mothers. Sure, let's not call this jazz, because it would alienate 99% of fans. But jazz, in truth, it is.