Blaer - Yellow (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Blaer - Yellow (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Blaer - Yellow (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:18 minutes | 615 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Ronin Rhythm Records, Official Digital Download

This is already the third album of the working band BLAER, founded in 2012 by the composer and pianist Maja Nydegger. YELLOW is the result of a longstanding and diligent collaboration. The band concept sets on a balanced group sound and a calm, focussed flow of music.

Michael Villmow, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Da Pacem (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Villmow, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Da Pacem (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Villmow, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Da Pacem (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 65:07 minutes | 1,15 GB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Choral | Label: Hey!blau Records, Official Digital Download

At the Orgelpark in Amsterdam are running the rehearsals and recordings sessions of the CD-project "Da Pacem" with Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss. The soloists Bendik Hofseth (saxophoe) and Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (percussion) as well as organ player David Jansen and second percussionist Frederik Villmow complete the ensemble. The pieces which will be recorded are "Da Pacem, "Ein Stern", "O Nacht" and "Lux Aeterna" by Michael Villmow. Sound engineer is Florian Schmidt and his company PEGASUS from Berlin.

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance - Un autre monde (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance - Un autre monde (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance - Un autre monde (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 86:19 minutes | 832 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Les couleurs du son, Official Digital Download

Le double album Un Autre Monde enregistré en studio avec le quintet Rhythms of Resistance (CD1) et en live avec l'Orchestre National de Bretagne (CD2) sort dans les bacs le 5 février 2021 !

Eyolf Dale - Being (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eyolf Dale - Being (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eyolf Dale - Being (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:21 minutes | 767 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Edition Records, Official Digital Download

Being is the new album from Norwegian pianist and composer Eyolf Dale. A musician of exceptional beauty and poise, his music is rich in colour and mood. Being, his first album in the piano trio format, builds on the extraordinary success of his three previous Edition albums with more than 6 million streams on Spotify alone. Praised for his lyricism and exploratory improvisational style, Eyolf follows the likes of countrymen Tord Gustavsen and Bugge Wesseltoft in developing global audiences and media recognition for Norwegian music.

Arve Henriksen - The Height of the Reeds (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Arve Henriksen - The Height of the Reeds (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Arve Henriksen - The Height of the Reeds (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:29 minutes | 383 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Ambient | Label: Rune Grammofon, Official Digital Download

"The Height Of The Reeds" started as a commissioned work to the city of Hull, Great Britain´s cultural capital 2017. Composed by Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang and Jez riley French, the work celebrates the longstanding seafaring relationship between Hull and Scandinavia. It was originally the musical companion to a sound walk that took place in April, May and June 2017.

Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset - The Art of Travel (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset - The Art of Travel (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset - The Art of Travel (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:42 minutes | 515 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Ambient | Label: All Ice Records, Official Digital Download

What is the art of travel? As we all know there are many ways of traveling, both physically and mentally. Daydreaming is a way of traveling, where our flowing state of mind flies in and out of timezones without showing a passport. Or actually in real time going somewhere by train, crossing new territory, discovering the beauty of nature and meeting people, making new friends and making connections across borders.

Frode Kjekstad - In Essence (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Frode Kjekstad - In Essence (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Frode Kjekstad - In Essence (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:57 minutes | 546 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Losen Records, Official Digital Download

The internationally recognized and critically acclaimed jazz guitarist Frode Kjekstad from Norway is out with a new CD! This time in the legendary trio format. This time only with original material. And: this time with Norwegian musicians! After previously having recorded with living jazz legends as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander and Byron Landham in his recordings done in New York, he now has brought his childhood friend and superb bass player Frode Berg, and the amazing drummer Magnus Sefaniassen Eide to a studio in Sandvika, Norway.

Sara Serpa - Recognition (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Sara Serpa - Recognition (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sara Serpa - Recognition (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 53:03 minutes | 944 MB
Avant-Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Biophilia Records, Official Digital Download

Directed by Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa, in collaboration with film director Bruno Soares.

Møster! - Dust Breathing (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Møster! - Dust Breathing (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Møster! - Dust Breathing (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:55 minutes | 483 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Hubro, Official Digital Download

For their fifth release in a ten year period with the Hubro label, Norwegian supergroup Møster! follow up the acclaimed double vinyl album of 2018, ‘States of Mind’, with a thrilling distillation of the group’s trademark take-no-prisoners approach.

VA - Voice & Strings & Timpani (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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VA - Voice & Strings & Timpani (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Øyvind Hegg-Lunde, Stephan Meidell, Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Eva Pfitzenmaier, Stein Urheim, Kim Åge Furuhaug - Voice & Strings & Timpani (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:31 minutes | 421 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Hubro, Official Digital Download

Voice & Strings & Timpani is the latest project of guitarist Stephan Meidell and drummer Øyvind Hegg-Lunde, two of the most important figures in the new wave of Norwegian music. They are also staples of the Hubro roster of artists and of the vibrant Bergen experimental music scene. Both play in the acclaimed band of violinist/fiddler Erlend Apneseth; Meidell is part of the trio Cakewalk, plus his own solo projects including the Metrics Ensemble and TRIGGER, while Hegg-Lunde plays with Building Instrument, Electric Eye and Jose Gonzales’ ‘indie’ band Junip.

Valentin Ceccaldi & Théo Ceccaldi - Constantine (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Valentin Ceccaldi & Théo Ceccaldi - Constantine (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Valentin Ceccaldi & Théo Ceccaldi - Constantine (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:27 minutes | 591 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Creative | Label: Full Rhizome, Official Digital Download

Inspiré de l'histoire familiale personnelle des frères Ceccaldi et pensé initialement comme une déclaration d’amour à leur père, ce nouveau répertoire prend une dimension universelle et se construit comme un écho au passé qui jamais ne s’éteint, aux souvenirs clairs ou embrumés, aux présages honnis, aux paysages perdus ou retrouvés, aux aurores précoces et hallucinées. On y parle de peuples en exil qui ne maitrisent pas leur destin. On y parle de vies oubliées, de souvenirs impalpables et vaporeux, que l’on cherche à ressaisir en vain.

Håkon Kornstad - Out of the Loop (2020) [Official Digital Download 24-44-96]

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Håkon Kornstad - Out of the Loop (2020) [Official Digital Download 24-44-96]

Håkon Kornstad - Out of the Loop (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1-96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 95:16 minutes | 1,29 GB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Jazzland Recordings, Official Digital Download

Håkon Kornstad, a shining jewel in the Jazzland roster, brings his unique skillset to the fore on "Out of the Loop”. Recorded during the 2020 pandemic lockdown in Sofienberg Church in Oslo, the album carries the listener through many textures across its tracks, often sounding electronically created - yet all sounds are generated by saxophone, or are provided by Håkon's rich tenor voice. The Flutonette - essentially a flute with a saxophone reed mouthpiece - also makes appearances, further diversifying the sonic palette, as does the kalimba.

Patrick Deltenre & Ivan Paduart - Ear We Are (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Patrick Deltenre & Ivan Paduart - Ear We Are (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Patrick Deltenre & Ivan Paduart - Ear We Are (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 51:38 minutes | 839 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Igloo Records, Official Digital Download

Once the piano man behind Claude Nougaro, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine and Richard Galliano, Ivan Paduart is one of the most active jazzmen of his generation in Western Europe and has more than 28 albums to his name. In 2018, he hooked up with guitarist Patrick Deltenre (Maurane, Axelle Red, Viktor Laszlo) for a finely tuned duo. After a first album as a duet (“Hand in Hand”, 2018) and more than 70 concerts across Europe, Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre are back with “Ear we Are”, twelve original compositions that breathe lyricism, complicity and inventiveness.

Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Shalosh - Broken Balance (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 49:20 minutes | 918 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ACT Music, Official Digital Download

"Life never goes in a straight line. Our world is full of surprises. Things we have known forever can change before our very eyes. So the challenge is to keep level-headed, to ensure that our lives stay in balance on the personal, the social and the political level.”

Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio - With Fredrik Ljungkvist Live at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm (2020) [Of. Digital Download 24/48]

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Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio - With Fredrik Ljungkvist Live at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm (2020) [Of. Digital Download 24/48]

Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio - With Fredrik Ljungkvist Live at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 45:52 minutes | 369 MB
Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Particular Recordings Collective, Official Digital Download

Bandleader and composer Bjørn Marius Hegge is a bassist and key part of the new brood of Norwegian jazz musicians. Apart from leading his quintet Hegge, he is part of the Kjetil Mulelid Trio (Rune Grammofon) and has released a number of albums on the Particular Recordings Collective label (including solo, trio and group projects). He won the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for his band Hegge's debut recording "Vi Är Ledsna Men Du Får Inte Längre Vara Barn" in 2017. He has a bachelor degree in performing arts from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).