Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 46:21 minutes | 524 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: International Anthem, Official Digital Download

Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven traveled to London in October of 2017 to record material for a new album (which has since been titled Universal Beings & will come out on International Anthem in Fall of 2018).

Michael Wollny - XXXX (with Emile Parisien, Tim Lefebvre & Christian Lillinger) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Michael Wollny - XXXX (with Emile Parisien, Tim Lefebvre & Christian Lillinger) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Michael Wollny - XXXX (with Emile Parisien, Tim Lefebvre & Christian Lillinger) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 44:44 minutes | 511 MB
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ACT Music, Official Digital Download

This story begins with just one sound, originating in the place which Berlin jazz people think of as their living room, the A-Trane. Back in December 2019, the club was host to four leading figures in today’s improvised music scene, who turned this cozy space into their blank canvas, their research lab. In eight sets over four nights, piano phenomenon Michael Wollny, re-inventor of the soprano saxophone Emile Parisien, electric bass icon Tim Lefebvre, and that free spirit of the drum kit Christian Lillinger were given free rein.

Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 46:41 minutes | 500 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Label: International Anthem, Official Digital Download

Where Future Unfolds is a new work spirited by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks. Starting as a solo sound collage piece (where Locks pulled samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine), over 4 years the project has blossomed into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children's Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul).

Ola Kvernberg - Steamdome II: The Hypogean (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Ola Kvernberg - Steamdome II: The Hypogean (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Ola Kvernberg - Steamdome II: The Hypogean (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 61:41 minutes | 704 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Electronic | Label: Grappa Musikkforlag, Official Digital Download

On "Steamdome II: The Hypogean", Ola Kvernberg presents an even more souped-up crew than last time, still shamelessly mixing genres and with a newly-won desire to jolt you out of your home office and give you an hour of music therapy, free of pandemics and global disasters in general.

Trond Kallevåg - Fengselsfugl (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Trond Kallevåg - Fengselsfugl (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Trond Kallevåg - Fengselsfugl (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:52 minutes | 389 MB
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Hubro, Official Digital Download

Trond has been compared with guitar calibers such as Bill Frisell and Ry Cooder among a number of reviewers. "Bedehus & Hawaii" locates Trond Kallevåg at the right height on the heels of Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell. "

Cecilie Strange - Blikan (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Cecilie Strange - Blikan (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Cecilie Strange - Blikan (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:36 minutes | 420 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: April Records, Official Digital Download

Cecilie Strange grew up in a musical home and she began playing the saxophone already at age 12. Strange has studied music in the Danish city of Odense with the great jazz saxophonist Hans Ulrik and in New York with top saxophonist Chris Cheek, and her deep and soulful tenor sound has gained international acclaim.

Christopher Hoffman - Asp Nimbus (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Christopher Hoffman - Asp Nimbus (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christopher Hoffman - Asp Nimbus (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 31:34 minutes | 600 MB
Jazz Fusion, Modern Creative | Label: Out of Your Head Records, Official Digital Download

The well-versed cellist Christopher Hoffman, known for his valuable contribution to several Henry Threadgill projects, put together a formidable ensemble to nail down his serious compositions on a more jazz-oriented effort called Asp Nimbus.

Esperanza Spalding - TRIANGLE (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Esperanza Spalding - TRIANGLE (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Esperanza Spalding - TRIANGLE (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 16:48 minutes | 197 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Concord Records, Official Digital Download

Esperanza Spalding has released her latest project, Triangle – a suite of three songs each developed to foster emotional and physical connections to listeners. The tracks, “formwela 1,” “formwela 2” with Ganavya and “formwela 3,” were created with consultation from experts on music therapy, neuroscience, Black American music, Sufism, and South Indian Carnatic music.

Jacky Naylor - The Industrial Suite (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Jacky Naylor - The Industrial Suite (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Jacky Naylor - The Industrial Suite (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 35:23 minutes | 366 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Ubuntu Music, Official Digital Download

Jacky describes the project: “The great thing about this commission was that it enabled me to put together a new ensemble, featuring some of my favourite musicians: Tom Syson (Trumpet), Alex Hitchcock (Tenor), Harry Maund (Trombone) Will Sach (Double Bass) and Luca Caruso (Drums).”

Maridalen - Maridalen (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Maridalen - Maridalen (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Maridalen - Maridalen (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:38 minutes | 443 MB
Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Jazzland Recordings, Official Digital Download

Maridalen follow up their Jazzland debut, "Blir det regn i dag, tru?" with "På gjensyn", displaying more of their unique contrapuntal style, with its so-simple-it's-complex feel and sonic origami, this time underpinned with swagger and swing.

Qiyan - Qiyan (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Qiyan - Qiyan (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Qiyan - Qiyan (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1,4 GB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Hunnia Records, Official Digital Download

European creative music blending with Sephardic Arab-Jewish traditions, American free jazz and Hungarian free music traditions.

Olivier Laisney & Yantras - Monks of Nothingness (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Olivier Laisney & Yantras - Monks of Nothingness (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Olivier Laisney & Yantras - Monks of Nothingness (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 46:46 minutes | 530 MB
Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Onze Heures Onze, Official Digital Download

Yantras come from Hinduism. They are cards bearing geometrical symbols that capture dynamic forces and that are used as support to gradually stabilize a vision. Symbols and geometry often coexist in the systems used by music composers. It is no exception in trumpeter Olivier Laisney’s new quintet : each musician will pick material from a set of melodic and rhythmic items in order to create and communicate.

Erlend Apneseth Trio - Lokk (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Erlend Apneseth Trio - Lokk (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Erlend Apneseth Trio - Lokk (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:43 minutes | 418 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Hubro, Official Digital Download

The trio of fiddle player Erlend Apneseth with guitarist Stephan Meidell and drummer Øyvind Hegg-Lunde follows up their Nordic Prize-nominated album of 2019, ‘Salika, Molika’, with a remarkable suite of tunes inspired by the rhythms and physicality of the human body in motion.

Tortusa - Bre (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Tortusa - Bre (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Tortusa - Bre (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 44:48 minutes | 471 MB
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Jazzland Recordings, Official Digital Download

"Bre" has taken three years to create, and features contributions from some of Norway's finest musicians, including three of his idols: Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Erland Dahlen. "Bre" is composed of ambient experimental music heavily inspired by nature, and takes the listener on an emotional journey. Tortusa paints with sounds, and the music inspires inner visualisation of the story he tells through his weaving and blending of abstract sonic material.

Time Warp - Time Warp: Live at George's Jazz Room (Re-Mastered) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Time Warp - Time Warp: Live at George's Jazz Room (Re-Mastered) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Time Warp - Time Warp: Live at George's Jazz Room (Re-Mastered) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 01:07:56 | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Time Warp. Contemporary jazz group, formed in 1980 in Toronto by the self-styled 'Galt Rhythm Machine' - bassist Al Henderson (b Galt, Ont, 16 Apr 1951) and drummer Barry Elmes (b Galt 3 May 1952) - with saxophonist Bob Brough. It took the name Time Warp on the release of its debut LP in 1982.