Jazz Ballad Brecker

Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)  

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 12, 2014
Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)

Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64 min | 149 MB
Label: Verve | Rel: 1993

Ben Webster is probably best known for his eloquent ballad playing. On JAZZ 'ROUND MIDNIGHT, we are treated to no less than 15 ballads, all of which are performed superbly. Webster is one of the great jazz romantics, and his sultry ballad style stirs the heart and soul with every phrase. It's not just the way he caresses each note, or the thick airy sound he gets on his tenor sax; it's the lyrical, almost voice-like character of his playing that makes all of these songs so memorable. Backed by such notables as Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, Webster's renditions of "You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "We'll Be Together Again," and others, sparkle with vitality, romance, and warmth. Finally, Webster's idol, Coleman Hawkins, sits in on "Prisoner of Love" making this CD sparkle even that much more. One of the great jazz ballad albums, JAZZ 'ROUND MIDNIGHT is a must for any candlelight dinner.

Ann Millikan - Ballad Nocturne (2010)  

Posted by Piterets at May 11, 2010
Ann Millikan - Ballad Nocturne (2010)

Ann Millikan - Ballad Nocturne (2010)
Contemporary Classical, Jazz | Innova | 2010 | 56:52 | FLAC, cue, no log | Booklet | 297 MB
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Grigor Palikarov, conductor, Emanuele Arciuli, piano

As a former jazz pianist turned classical composer, Millikan unites these two worlds in the title cut, Ballad Nocturne, featuring renowned Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli: a marriage of jazz ballad and classical nocturne. One hears shades of Chopin and Debussy as well as Miles’ Kind of Blue. ... Sparkling clustered string harmonics and bowed crotales hover over a lonely left-hand melody in the piano’s bass like twinkling stars. Weaving and mutating, constantly shifting and changing, Ballad Nocturne grows from a nucleus into profoundly expressive and intimate music.
Henry Wolking & Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra - In Sea (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Henry Wolking & Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra - In Sea (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 975MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Big Round Records

Its evident from hearing the jazz big band works of composer, arranger, conductor and trombonist Henry Wolking’s debut album on Big Round Records, IN SEA, that he effectively mixes complexity with simplicity in his jazz harmonies and colorful orchestrations that make for an exciting and memorable listening experience. The inspired solo work of band members and guest artists add to the sincere and fresh cosmopolitan character of the recording.
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.

VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 5, 2016
VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}

VA - Yet Mo' Mod Jazz (2000) {Kent}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 130 mb
Genre: jazz, R&B, soul

Yet Mo' Mod Jazz is a 2000 compilation CD from the Kent Dance label. This focuses on some of the jazz and mod jazz sounds from Atlantic Records in the late 60's and early 70's.

VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 4, 2016
VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)

VA - This Is Smooth Jazz Vol. 2 (2000)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43 min | 109 MB
Label: Instinct Records | Rel:2000

Part of Instinct Records' most successful jazz series, This Is Smooth Jazz, Vol. 2 is packed with great contemporary jazz funk, smooth jazz, Latin, soul, acid jazz, groove, and R&B, and is one of Instinct's most appealing compilations to date. The CD features smooth jazz stars Count Basic, Soundscape UK, Joe Fuentes, Chris Standring, and the award-winning the Jazz Steppers. If you have a thing for great guitarists, check out the fine work of Nigel Wallace on "Kabanos" and Peter Legat on "I'm Loving You." If you prefer vocals, then listen carefully to vocalist Kelli Sae who shines with the excellence that only she can give on one of the best R&B/acid jazz compositions available or to newcomers or Espirito who adds an exciting new dimension to the series. This second collection is an excellent update to This Is Smooth Jazz and by adding these latest and most exciting sounds in contemporary jazz, the highly successful series should broaden its international appeal and impact on the various styles of music compiled for it.
Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cu-Bop, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdes, Cuba's most famous jazz musician, has rebalanced the repertoire of his Afro-Cuban Messengers on Border-Free, mixing its American-jazz agenda (the group's name deliberately references both Valdes' roots and the late Art Blakey's classic soul-bop Jazz Messengers group) with more extended Latin-American input, and some Native American and Andalusian connections, too. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guesting on three tracks, is warmly romantic on tenor on the loping Tabu, agile and fluent on the Cuban dance-shuffle Bebo, and mercurial on a soprano-sax break full of north African microtonalisms on the hurtling, horn-hooting finale, Abdel.
VA - Vibrafinger: Funk, Jazz & Afro-Beat Classics From Tthe Atlantic Vaults (1999) {BGP/Ace}

VA - Vibrafinger: Funk, Jazz & Afro-beat Classics From The Atlantic Vaults (1999 (1999) {BGP/Ace}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz, R&B, soul, Afrobeat, psychedelic

Vibrafinger is a 1999 compilation released by BGP/Ace Records. The subtitle is Funk, Jazz & Afro-beat Classics From The Atlantic Vaults, highlighting some prime music from their labels.
Paris Jazz Big Band - Pierre Bertrand & Nicolas Folmer - Source(s) (2012) {Cristal Records CR202}

Paris Jazz Big Band - Pierre Bertrand & Nicolas Folmer - Source(s) (2012) {Cristal Records CR202}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 365 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Cristal Records | CR202
Jazz / Modern Big Band

Launched ten years ago by the saxo player Pierre Bertrand and the trumpeteer Nicolas Folmer, the Paris Jazz Big Band is extremely famous on the French Jazz scene with many awards like the Victoires du Jazz and Django d’Or. It has been mostly recognized for its creative repertoire and the orchestra has performed with prestigious singers like Diana Krall; Johnny Griffin, Richard Galliano or Michel Legrand. The aim of this new repertoire « Source(s) » was to follow the tracks of culture an d music from Africa, South Mediterranea and Latin America.