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Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen - Under the Influence Suite (2017)

Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen - Under the Influence Suite
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 51:10 min | 309 MB
Label: Justin Time – JTR 8597 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Orchestral

Christine Jensen leads the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal in two large-scale works. First off comes a composition by Jensen herself – a five-movement work that pays tribute to great jazz artists who helped fashion her own style as both composer and improviser: John Coltrane, Lee Konitz, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler, and Jan Jarczyk (her first teacher).Then we hear a suite from Gershwin’s immortal opera Porgy and Bess in an arrangement by Gil Evans. This is the suite recorded by Miles Davis and his band, conducted by Evans, and released to great acclaim in 1959. It was one of the finest collaborations between Evans and Davis, and has gone down in jazz history as a monument of orchestral jazz. All the opera’s best-known numbers are here, including Bess, you is my woman now, It ain’t necessarily so, There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York, and of course Summertime.
Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal and Christine Jensen - Under the Influence Suite (2017)

Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal and Christine Jensen - Under the Influence Suite (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:10 | 118 MB
Label: Justin Time Records | Release Year: 2017

Christine Jensen leads the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal in two large-scale works. First off comes a composition by Jensen herself – a five-movement work that pays tribute to great jazz artists who helped fashion her own style as both composer and improviser: John Coltrane, Lee Konitz, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler, and Jan Jarczyk (her first teacher).Then we hear a suite from Gershwin’s immortal opera Porgy and Bess in an arrangement by Gil Evans. This is the suite recorded by Miles Davis and his band, conducted by Evans, and released to great acclaim in 1959. It was one of the finest collaborations between Evans and Davis, and has gone down in jazz history as a monument of orchestral jazz. All the opera’s best-known numbers are here, including Bess, you is my woman now, It ain’t necessarily so, There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York, and of course Summertime.
Olivier Benoit, Orchestre National de Jazz - Europa: Oslo (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Olivier Benoit, Orchestre National de Jazz - Europa: Oslo (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 69:03 minutes | 785 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Whether appearing solo as a guitarist or leading orchestras whose personnel and size couldn’t vary more — they range from the quartet to the big-band —, Olivier Benoit’s sole obsession has always been to further his explorations of territories still barely represented on the official map of contemporary music.
Ragazze Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No.13, Schulhoff: Esquisses de Jazz, String Quartet No.1 (2015)

Ragazze Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No.13, Schulhoff: Esquisses de Jazz, String Quartet No.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:00 | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 36815

On esko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia (popularly known as esko, but officially means Czech), the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much. It doesn't seem to matter that we hardly know their country: the indescribable energy of the music, with its folk melodies and harmonies, revealing the essence of a nation steeped in a deep cultural history, takes us there instantly.
Esperanza Spalding - Festival International de Jazz de Melbourne 2016 [HDTV 1080i]

Esperanza Spalding - Festival International de Jazz de Melbourne 2016 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 5 mbps, 25 fps | MP2, 192 kbps, stereo | 01:09:01 | 2.3 GB
Jazz/Jazz fusion/Bossa nova/Neo soul/R&B | Mezzo HD | HDTV->TS

Bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding, with her project Emily's D+Evolution, goives very interesting performance at Festival International de Jazz de Melbourne, June 3, 2016.
Orchestre National De Jazz & Claude Barthélemy - Admirabelamour (2003) {Label Bleu LBLC 6659}

Orchestre National De Jazz & Claude Barthélemy - Admirabelamour (2003) {Label Bleu LBLC 6659}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 392 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Label Bleu | LBLC 6659
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Guitarist Barthelemy has spent much of his career working with orchestras, both jazz and classical, and on this album he teams up again with the 13-piece Orchestre National De Jazz. Stylistically various, the programme here ranges from wild free-form to tightly arranged passages, sometimes in pastiche mood. This is exciting, exploratory Euro-jazz.
Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National de Jazz - Merci, Merci, Merci (1997) {Verve Official Digital Download}

Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National de Jazz - Merci, Merci, Merci (1997) {Verve Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 411 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Verve / Universal | 534 945-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Gil Evans was his spiritual father, and when the pianist and composer Laurent Cugny took charge of the ONJ en 1994. He already had big-band experience: for more than ten years he’d been leading the Big Band Lumière. For Laurent Cugny, the ONJ would be an extension of that rewardind experience, and it was enhanced by great encounters.
Orchestre National de Jazz, Paolo Damiani - Charmediterraneen (2002) {ECM 1828}

Orchestre National de Jazz, Paolo Damiani - Charmediterraneen (2002) {ECM 1828}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 453 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 ECM Records | ECM 1828
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Contemporary Jazz / World Jazz

For the first time under the direction of a foreigner, Paolo Damiani, the French orchestra explores themes related to the Mediterranean area. With the help of special guests Anouar Brahem and Gianluigi Trovesi, the Italian musical director offers musical landscapes that encompass the various aspects of the region. The album opens with a suite penned by Trovesi, which digs deep into the Italian musical tradition, but also incorporates more recent influences from the Middle East and Africa. With the brass instruments in the forefront, it is definitely the most colorful and animated segment of the disc.
Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National de Jazz - In Tempo (1996) {Verve 532 438-2}

Laurent Cugny & Orchestre National de Jazz - In Tempo (1996) {Verve 532 438-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 Verve / PhonoGram / PolyGram | 532 438-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Contemporary Jazz / Progressive Jazz

Produced by Laurent Cugny and Daniel Richard for L'orchestre National de Jazz. Laurent Cugny - Bandleader. Ranks alongside George Gruntz as prime European contemporary composer, leader. His large orchestra is remniscent of Gil Evans big band in final stages; his pieces have quirky, unpredictable quality, as do his recordings.
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 -> 301 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.