Chet Baker - Chet (Remastered) (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Chet Baker - Chet (Remastered) (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chet Baker - Chet (Remastered) (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 41:48 minutes | 920 MB
Jazz | Label: Craft Recordings, Official Digital Download

Chet is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker first released in 1959. The record is sometimes subtitled The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker.

Stephanie Nilles - I Pledge Allegiance to The Flag - The White Flag (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Stephanie Nilles - I Pledge Allegiance to The Flag - The White Flag (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephanie Nilles - I Pledge Allegiance to The Flag - The White Flag (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 74:35 minutes | 1,21 GB
Jazz | Label: Sunnyside, Official Digital Download

Among the many issues that still plague the United States is its seemingly unending betrayal of its Black population.

Simon Chivallon - Light Blue (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Simon Chivallon - Light Blue (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Simon Chivallon - Light Blue (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 43:49 | 811 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

New talent in hexagonal jazz, Simon Chivallon presents his first trio album, Light Blue. Passing with equal happiness from Monk to the Beatles, from Gabriel Fauré to Georges Brassens, the pianist assumes his love of melody and unveils a series of personal compositions that are not lacking in character. With a rare inspiration freshness, Light Blue brilliantly imposes the feeling and lyricism of an artist for whom jazz speaks for itself.

Herbie Mann Quartet - All That Jazz, Vol. 136: Herbie Mann – Fascinating Flutes (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Herbie Mann Quartet - All That Jazz, Vol. 136: Herbie Mann – Fascinating Flutes (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Herbie Mann Quartet - All That Jazz, Vol. 136: Herbie Mann – Fascinating Flutes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 01:09:38 | 396 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbie Mann played a wide variety of music throughout his career. He became quite popular in the 1960s, but in the '70s became so immersed in pop and various types of world music that he seemed lost to jazz. However, Mann never lost his ability to improvise creatively as his later recordings attest.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You (1958/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:35 | 1.48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One immediate distinction between these vocal sides and those recorded earlier in the decade for Pacific Jazz is the lissome quality of Baker's playing and, most notably, his increased capacity as a vocalist. The brilliant song selection certainly doesn't hurt either. This is an essential title in Chet Baker's 30-plus year canon

BF Project - Smoothly (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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BF Project  - Smoothly (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BF Project, Alberto Fichera, Luca Barbato - Smoothly (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:04 | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

“Smoothly” in its versatility and stylistic metamorphosis wants to be a hymn to life, so that it can be lived gently, capturing its natural evolution in its simplicity.

Hafez Modirzadeh - Facets (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Hafez Modirzadeh - Facets (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Hafez Modirzadeh - Facets (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 01:02:49 | 556 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Facets is saxophonist/composer Hafez Modirzadeh's latest radical entreaty against the cultural hegemony of the Western notion of equal temperament and his argument that musicians should be free to explore a variety of tonal possibilities, even on piano.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:22 | 931 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is one of the last Chet Baker (trumpet) long players recorded in the States prior to the artist relocating to Europe in the early '60s. Likewise, the eight-tune collection was the final effort issued during his brief association with the Riverside Records imprint. The project was undoubtedly spurred on by the overwhelming success of the Shelly Manne-led combo that interpreted titles taken from the score to My Fair Lady (1956). In addition to becoming an instant classic, Manne's LP was also among of the best-selling jazz platters of all time. While Baker and crew may have gained their inspiration from Manne, these readings are comparatively understated. That said, the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album.

Alban Darche - Le gros cube #2 (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Alban Darche - Le gros cube #2 (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Alban Darche - Le gros cube #2 (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 49:42 minutes | 522 MB
Jazz | Label: Yolk, Official Digital Download

Amongst all the machine-linked metaphors used in the history of large groups in jazz, that of Alban Darche’s Gros Cube (literally “Big Bike”) is unusual, but absolutely perfect for describing this brand new band.

Regener Pappik Busch - Ask Me Now (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Regener Pappik Busch - Ask Me Now (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Regener Pappik Busch - Ask Me Now (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:49 minutes | 469 MB
Jazz | Label: Universal, Official Digital Download

Sven Regener, Richard Pappik and Ekki Bush, all three are known and connected by the Band Element Of Crime, have recorded a Jazz Album. They play with trumpet, drums and piano twelve classics of jazz, mainly from the 40s and 50s: pieces by John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and others.

Adele Guglielmi & Massimo Faraò - Born to be Blue (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Adele Guglielmi & Massimo Faraò - Born to be Blue (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Adele Guglielmi & Massimo Faraò feat. Carmelo Leotta & Bobo Facchinetti - Born to be Blue (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 01:01:41 | 364 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Since the 2011 edition of the Anzola Jazz Festival, we have been playing some great classics reinterpreted by Massimo Faraò's piano. Carmelo Leotta on double bass and Bobo Facchinetti on drums accompany him, while the female voice that you will hear in some of the pieces presented is by Adele Guglielmi.

Marilyn Lerner - Brass Knuckle Sandwich (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Marilyn Lerner - Brass Knuckle Sandwich (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marilyn Lerner - Brass Knuckle Sandwich (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:27 | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

First recording of the improviser duo Nicole Rampersaud and Marilyn Lerner. Brass Knuckle Sandwich is both a conversation and an exploration of a percussive, wind-swept soundscape at the intersection of copper and wood. It is the meeting of two of Canada’s finest improvisers. A friendly encounter of creative, daring, patient and generous musicians.

Ray Conniff - The Ray Conniff Hi Fi Companion (1958/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ray Conniff - The Ray Conniff Hi Fi Companion (1958/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ray Conniff - The Ray Conniff Hi Fi Companion (1958/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 68:28 minutes | 1,1 GB
Jazz | Label: RevOla, Official Digital Download

Originally released as a double album in 1958, “Hi-Fi Companion” is a perfect little mid-century time capsule, a hip, swinging, urban, yet reassuring showcase of vintage Conniff and his inimitable arrangements of some of the most popular songs of the era.

Makoto Ozone - Ozone 60 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Makoto Ozone - Ozone 60 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Makoto Ozone - Ozone 60 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 87:26 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Makoto Ozone continues to play an active role on a global scale across genres. While working as a jazz pianist on the front lines since the 1980s, in recent years he has performed with many major classical orchestras in Japan and overseas. As he celebrates his 60th birthday in March 2021, he will release his first complete solo piano album in 13 years.

Jim Black Trio feat. Elias Stemeseder and Thomas Morgan - Actuality (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

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Jim Black Trio feat. Elias Stemeseder and Thomas Morgan - Actuality (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Jim Black Trio feat. Elias Stemeseder and Thomas Morgan - Actuality (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 45:09 | 1.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

With Jim Black we are used to the most different sounds. Paul Motian is one of his main influences, therefore it is not surprising for insiders that he now leads his own troika of piano, bass and drums. In the same way Paul Motian has formed the famous Bill Evans Trio, Jim Black does not find himself in the role of a simple time keeper, but plays melodies on his drums and cymbals interrelating closely with the piano and bass. Comparisons can only be misleading, but Jim Black's analog recording seems to be the continuation of 'Somewhere Before' to another place and into a new time; a great album of the first Keith Jarrett Trio with Charlie Haden on bass and Motian on drums. Music that is the godfather behind the creations of Winter & Winter. Black finds with young pianist Elias Stemeseder and bassist Thomas Morgan, who has worked with Motian, the perfect line-up. The three musicians open their innermost self and have an intimate dialogue captivating the listener. These three artists still have to tell themselves and us a lot of unheard stories.