Jazz Mood

Alexia - In a Jazz mood (1996)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 11, 2013
Alexia - In a Jazz mood (1996)

Alexia - In a Jazz mood (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 13 | Scans | 1:15:01 | ~ 430 Mb & 203 Mb
Label: BMG | 5% recovery record | Vocal jazz, ballads

Alexia Vasiliou (better known as Alexia) is a talented Cypriot jazz and pop singer, with a powerful and expressive voice. She started her career in 1981 and become very popular in Greece, by releasing "Alexia", the most successful debut album by a Greek artist ever. She has collaborated with famous artists like Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Olympia Dukakis, Andreas Vollenweider, Milva and others. In this excellent album she sings classic jazz ballads backed by great jazz musicians like Chick Corea and John Patitucci, but also greek songs by Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis, in jazzy renditions. Enjoy.
Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 370 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 83 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4760-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ Hammond B-3

At times, McDuff demonstrates how soul-jazz organ stars used to make albums back in their '60s heyday, playing then-current pop hits like "The Age of Aquarius" and the theme from Mission: Impossible (which, thanks to cinema, was a hit all over again in 1996 when this CD was made). We also hear McDuff trying out his vocal cords for the first time on Louis Jordan's "Saturday Night Fish Fry"; actually, he merely talks the lyrics over the rhythm section – and at 70, he's entitled to this charming lark.

Dusko Gojkovic ‎- Slavic Mood (1975)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 16, 2017
Dusko Gojkovic ‎- Slavic Mood (1975)

Dusko Gojkovic ‎- Slavic Mood (1975)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43 min | 106 MB
Label: RCA | Rel:1975

This is one of the greatest albums ever from Duško Gojković, a set that follows strongly in his Swinging Macedonia session mood from a decade before, and which, like that one, mixes up jazz with a range of Eastern European influences. Slavic Mood is recorded in October 1974 in Rome for the Vista label, a division of RCA specializing in Italian jazz. The tracks are all originals by Gojković, played by a quintet that is heavy on modal rhythms and warmly rolling grooves, a style that would be right at home on the MPS label, but which has gotten very little exposure over the years, thanks to the rarity of this Italian-only release.
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 192 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 147 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-5271 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Cool / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.

VA - Brigitte Jazz For Dinner 5 (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 13, 2017
VA - Brigitte Jazz For Dinner 5 (2016)

VA - Brigitte Jazz For Dinner 5 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:45:03 | 388 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Sony Music

"Jazz for Dinner" is one of the most popular music series of Germany's most important women's magazine BRIGITTE. Because it provides the perfect easy-listening music for an evening with guests to enjoy good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The latest songs from the album "Leise Zeichen" by the German songwriter Klaus Hoffmann are as well-represented as songs by such greats as Jamie Cullum, Gregory, from Till Brönner's new album "The Smile" Porter, Roger Cicero and many more.
Beegie Adair - In A Sentimental Mood: Romantic Songs Of Duke Ellington (2008)

Beegie Adair - In A Sentimental Mood: Romantic Songs Of Duke Ellington (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 44:27 | 261 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Green Hill Productions | Catalog: 555632

Jazz pianist Beegie Adair's series of "romantic songs" songbook albums, devoted to the major songwriters of the interwar era (there are also titles for George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers), tend to have photographs of affectionate couples on the covers, as does this one, featuring the music of Duke Ellington. That's a signal that the recordings are intended to accompany the listeners on their own romantic adventures, as much as express the feelings of the songwriters.
Joan Chamorro - Joan Chamorro Presenta La Magia De La Veu & Jazz Ensemble (2017)

Joan Chamorro - Joan Chamorro Presenta La Magia De La Veu & Jazz Ensemble (2017)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:46 min | 124 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Jazz To Jazz

This time, Joan Chamorro retakes La Màgia de la Veu (The Magic of Voice), adding the voices and instruments of Alba Armengou (sax, trumpet), Alba Esteban (saxs, clarinet), Elia Bastida (violin and tenor sax) and Abril Saurí (trumpet).

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 21, 2017
Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: HEP | # HEP CD 1035 | Time: 01:10:24

In the late '30s and early '40s, pianist Teddy Wilson was a big deal in the land of jazz. He had many opportunities to perform as a sideman, and eventually got his breaks. These sessions showcase of variety of his efforts with big bands, large ensembles, small groups, and a singer named Billie Holiday. Though none of his own compositions are credited ("Big Apple" should be,) he certainly had a hand in the arrangements, and was given space to play quite a bit of piano. The Hep label has generously provided 23 selections with Wilson and bandmates including stalwarts Hot Lips Page, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Red Norvo and Pee Wee Russell, as well as backing trombonist Benny Morton's All Stars. There are two takes of "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Just a Mood" (Blue Mood,) "When You're Smiling," and "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" for contrast sake. The sound reproduction of these vintage performances is excellent, and this one can easily be recommended to both fan and novice.

Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 16, 2017
Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)

Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - In The Big Band Mood (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | 00:52:35
Jazz | Label: Avalon Music | Release Year: 1997

Put on your dancing shoes and jive the night away. Standards like In the Mood and When the Saints Come Marching In will put a new lift in your step. Instrumentation includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, French horn, piano, guitar, bass & drums. When I was a kid, back in the '60's, my dad listened to a group of records called "The Swing Era"… I believe from Time-Life. I grew up loving the swing rhythms and stylings of "Little Brown Jug", "Take The 'A' Train, and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" as they popped and hissed out of our giant console stereo. I've tried digitally remastered versions of the originals, like "Glenn Miller-A Memorial", but have always been disappointed by, well, the pops and hiss, and the generally low fidelity that these great old songs were recorded with… not their fault! But "In The Big Band Mood" faithfully recaptures the music in new recordings by Michael Maxwell and his orchestra, and their rendition of what I consider to be one of the most perfect pieces of music of all time - "In The Mood" - is excellent. I highly recommend this album!

VA - Jazz Classics (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 8, 2017
VA - Jazz Classics (2017)

VA - Jazz Classics (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:16 | 170 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Wnts

Jazz is a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since the 1920s jazz age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance orientation.