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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.

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.

Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)

Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 252.82 Mb | 46:04 | Cover
Future Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: Smalltown Supersound - STS079

As the musical leader of Norwegian ten-piece outfit Jaga Jazzist, Lars Horntveth had, for the last ten years, crafted a truly unique and innovative body of work. Following last year’s The Stix album, the collective’s first for Ninja Tune, and the consecutive extensive tour, Lars Horntveth took some time off to work on his first solo project, now released on the ever excellent Smalltown Supersound.

Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)

Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 191.06 Mb | 35:47 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: Hubro - CD2512

Rolling Bomber is the solo debut of one of our favourite musicians: drummer Erland Dahlen. He has played on over 130 records since the mid-1990s, and has toured with an impressive list of top-ranking artists in a variety of genres: Kiruna, Mike Patton/Kaada, Ingrid Olava, Eivind Aarset Sonic Codex Orchestra, Mathias Eick, Serena Maneesh, Arve Henriksen, Hanne Hukkelberg and Marit Larsen, to name just a few. He is probably best known as the drummer in the successful band Madrugada for the last years of the band’s life, and as the drummer in Nils Petter Molvær’s explosive new trio.