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Mathias Eick - Skala (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Oct. 18, 2017
Mathias Eick - Skala (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mathias Eick - Skala (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:42 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Mathias Eick’s intensely melodic trumpet occupies the centre-stage in this album of self-penned tunes which will appeal to an audience beyond “Jazz”. Against the powerful backdrops offered by his sleek, modern band, driven by two drummers, he delivers richly lyrical soliloquies.

Mathias Eick - Skala (2011) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 10, 2011
Mathias Eick - Skala (2011) {ECM}

Mathias Eick - Skala (2011) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb
© 2011 ECM Records | ECM 2187 / 274 3228
Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Trumpet

Mathias Eick’s intensely melodic trumpet occupies the centre-stage in this album of self-penned tunes which will appeal to an audience beyond “jazz”. Against the powerful backdrops offered by his sleek, modern band, driven by two drummers, he delivers richly lyrical soliloquies. Although regarded as a 'jazz' album by virtue of its instrumentation (trumpet, saxophone, rhythm section, plus occasional harp and keyboards), trumpeter Mathias Eick 's second ECM recording as leader is as likely to draw inspiration for his fluent, accessible compositions from pop and classical music as from jazz.

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 2059, 175 7979 | Time: 00:49:17

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick makes his ECM debut as a leader with this set, which features keyboardist Jon Balke and a guest appearance from Stian Carstensen - usually an accordionist, but here playing that jazz-band rarity, the pedal-steel guitar. Eick (who also plays vibes and guitar) has played with everybody from the pioneering Trygve Seim collective to Chick Corea, psychedelic group Motorpsycho and contemporary jazz-rock band Jaga Jazzist. His silky, unbrasslike sound is ideally suited to this undulating groove-landscape, and pianist Balke's apposite fills and asides help give the music a collective fluency. But there's more angularity in the rough offbeats and low keyboard grunts under Eick's airy lines on the funky Stavanger, the stately Cologne Blues is like a slowed-down Carla Bley piece (with Carstensen's steel guitar shimmering beneath it, and a probing Balke solo), and there's a folk song lilt to the mid-tempo Williamsburg. A lot of it is slow tone-poetry, but Eick's rather mournful, puffs-of-air sound is pretty captivating.

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2410 | 00:42:45

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick opts for a different approach on Midwest. Four years after the song-like Skala, his sophomore ECM date that has attained "classic" status in European critical circles, he employs notions of history, folk tradition, and dislocation. This album was inspired by Eick's time spent playing the American continent; his tour began on the West Coast. When he entered the rural, upper Midwest and encountered its vast open spaces, he began to feel a sense of "home." He later learned that over the past two centuries of immigration, over a million Norwegians had settled there. After conceiving a "road" album that would begin in Hem, the village of his birth, and traverse the ocean to America, Eick enlisted violinist Gjermund Larsen (a folk musician who has contributed to Christian Wallumrød's ECM recordings), pianist Jon Balke, double bassist Mats Eilertsen, and percussionist Helge Norbakken. The compositions are all lyrical, in typical Eick fashion, but with Larsen they take on a rougher, more earthen quality.

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 26, 2016
Mathias Eick - The Door (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:12 minutes | 951 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Mathias Eick's resumé includes work with musicians of many styles, from Chick Corea and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra to Norwegian psychedelic rock band Motorpsycho. A primary project in the last ten years has been the jazz/progressive rock ten-piece band Jaga Jazzist: Eick's multi-instrumentalism has been an important part of that group's sound and on The Door he is also heard on vibraphone and guitar as well as trumpet, as he puts it, whatever needs to be played. Eick has appeared on two ECM recordings with Norwegian-American guitarist Jacob Young, Evening Falls and Sideways, and on Finnish harpist/pianist/composer Iro Haarla's Northbound. In 2007 he became a frontline soloist of Manu Katché's band, appearing on the best-selling Playground…

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 9, 2015
Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:19 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Mathias Eick reflects on distances travelled in this intensely melodic set of original compositions, which makes an imaginative journey from Hem, the tiny Norwegian village where the trumpeter grew up, to the vast plains of Dakota in the American Midwest.

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)  Music

Posted by Faddey at Sept. 12, 2010
Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+cue+log, scans) / 227.4 MB | 1 CD | Total Time: 49:13 min
Contemporary Jazz / Ambient | Label: ECM | Released: 2008

First leader date for prizewinning Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick who has already contributed significantly to ECM discs by Manu Katchй, Jacob Young and Iro Haarla, and co-directed the popular jazz-ambient-rock group Jaga Jazzist. Here his melodically intense trumpet sings over fractured rhythms and grooves. Jon Balke’s performance on acoustic and electric pianos is a marvel of supportive invention, Audun Kleive hammers home the beats, and Stian Carstensen from Farmer’s Market guests on pedal steel guitar. The resourceful Eick plays vibes and guitar as well, but it is his trumpet that is the subject of this attractive set, moving through a programme of many colours.

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 28, 2018
Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017)

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 290.35 Mb | 54:20 | Cover
Modern Creative, Improvised Music | Label: ACT Music - ACT 9840-2

For Lars Danielsson, that consummate craftsman of sound on both cello and bass, the power of music resides in melody. It is the heart from which everything else develops, and his Liberetto ensemble has stayed true to this principle again in its third album. The word 'Liberetto' which Danielsson coined for the name of the group also serves well as a descriptor of his art. 'Libretto' is a reference both to Western art music which is the source of his compositions, and to their lyrical, vocal character. But also hidden in the band's name is the Latin adjective 'liber' (free). That stands for improvisation, for how individuals can take lines and shapes and adapt them, but above all it refers to Danielsson's musical understanding which acknowledges no boundaries.

Maciej Obara Quartet - Unloved (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 13, 2017
Maciej Obara Quartet - Unloved (2017)

Maciej Obara Quartet - Unloved (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 232 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB | 00:48:08
Jazz | Label: ECM

Polish alto saxophone player Maciej Obara makes a striking ECM debut with Unloved, an album whose expressive range embraces tender lyricism and impassioned, fiery, powerful playing. With the exception of the title track - written by Krzysztof Komeda (spiritus rector of modern jazz in Poland) for Janusz Nasfeter's film of the same name - themes are by the highly inventive alto saxophonist. Obara emphasizes however that his themes "serve as outlines, from which our sound is set free. My friends are amazing improvisers. I love their ability to move around freely in open spaces, and the way they shape and give colour to what I have in mind.
Norma Winstone - Descansado: Songs For Films (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Norma Winstone - Descansado: Songs For Films (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:30 minutes | 828 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A creative journey into the world of cinema with new arrangements - by Klaus Gesing and Glauco Venier - of music by Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, William Walton, Bernard Herrmann, and Ennio Morricone for the movies of Scorsese, Godard, Wenders, Jewison, Zeffirelli, Olivier and more. Several of the arrangements incorporate new words by Norma Winstone who, in addition to being one of the great jazz singers, has long been a sensitive lyricist. For this project, her acclaimed trio with Gesing and Venier is augmented by two special guests: Norwegian improvising percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken and Italian classical cellist Mario Brunello.