Manu Katche

Manu Katche - Unstatic (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 26, 2016
Manu Katche - Unstatic (2016) [TR24][OF]

Manu Katche - Unstatic
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 50:43 min | 918 MB | Artwork
Label: Anteprima Productions (CD18021) | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

French drummer Manu Katche always seemed something of an odd man at ECM Records on his four solo discs—warm, groove-centric, gregarious sets competing with the Nordic cool of Tord Gustavsen, or the thoughtful melancholy of trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and pianist Marcin Wasilewski. And—like few artists in the ECM stable—he crossed successfully into the rock world via work with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Robbie Robertson and many more.

Manu Katche - Unstatic (2016) {Anteprima}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 3, 2016
Manu Katche - Unstatic (2016) {Anteprima}

Manu Katche - Unstatic (2016) {Anteprima}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 314MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The material on “Unstatic” is comprised of eleven originals written by the leader, all of them played in what has now become familiar as the ‘Manu Katche style’. Katche’s way with a groove and ear for a good tune remain undimmed and the core group sound is expanded by the presence of guest trombonist Nils Landgren who appears on five tracks. Landgren features on the opening track, simply titled “Introduccion”, a seductive rhumba that finds Katche working in harness with no fewer than three guest percussionists in the shapes of Abraham Rodriguez Mansfarroll, Joel Hiereezuelo Balart and Esteben Sotolongo Zapata. Landgren makes a significant contribution on trombone alongside Watson on acoustic piano.

Manu Katche - It's About Time (1991) {Sacre}  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 4, 2015
Manu Katche - It's About Time (1991) {Sacre}

Manu Katche - It's About Time (1991) {Sacre}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Fusion

When the talented session drummer Manu Katche decided to release his own solo effort, his colleagues from studio gigs with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and Dire Straits were happy to sign on to help the talented Mr. Katche record It's About Time. Among them, guitarists Daniel Lanois, keyboardist Simon Clark, and sax legend Branford Marsalis join Katche to create some thrilling jazz- and funk-influenced rock cuts. Warm and soulful, Katche's tunes reflect the influence of Nothing Like the Sun-era Sting, perhaps more than any of the other artists that the drummer previously supported.
Manu Katche - Neighbourhood (2005) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Manu Katché - Neighbourhood (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:57 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Neighbourhood is the second solo album released by session drummer Manu Katché. While his first offering, It's About Time, was considered a rock/funk album, Neighbourhood is solid jazz. Katché composed all of the music on the album.
Manu Katche - Playground (2007) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]

Manu Katché - Playground (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 70:13 minutes | 747 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Eagerly awaited second ECM album by French-African drummer Manu Katché. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studio in January 2007, “Playground” picks up where the best-selling “Neighbourhood” left off: in the interim the project has coalesced into a rip-roaring and fully-integrated band. Manu’s group, featuring a Polish/Norwegian confederacy of young players, is energized by his hard driving drums and by his compositions which invite spirited solos… Together, the quintet - whose strong new frontline features Mathias Eick and Trygve Seim - makes exciting, zestful music.

Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 1, 2014
Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}

Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 356MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A specially-price limited edition compilation of Manu Katché on ECM. Here the French drummer is joined in performances of his tunes by an outstanding cast of soloists including Jan Garbarek, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Petter Molvӕr, Trygve Seim, Mathias Eick, Marcin Wasilewski, Tore Brunborg, and Jacob Young. Recorded 2004 -2012 in Oslo, New York and Pernes-les-Fontaines, and drawn from his widely acclaimed albums: Neighborhood (ECM1896), Playground (ECM 2016), Third Round (ECM 2156), Manu Katché (ECM 2284)

Manu Katche - Live In Concert (2014) {ACT}  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 5, 2014
Manu Katche - Live In Concert (2014) {ACT}

Manu Katche - Live In Concert (2014) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

After a four album stint with ECM, French/Ivorian percussionist Manu Katché releases his ACT debut, recorded on an electrifying evening (in June 2014) in the famed Parisian club New Morning. Katché and his quartet played some 130 concerts last year, which gives them impressive cohesion; the sound is superbly solid, sweeping all before it. Braced by layers of Hammond organ from the subtle Jim Watson, trumpeter Luca Aquino now standing in for the excellent Nils Petter Molvaer takes flight.
Manu Katche - Third Round (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Manu Katché - Third Round (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:36 minutes | 920 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

There's a bit of the old rock drummer in Mr. Katche's snappy rimshots on Keep on Trippin¦ and on the funky Shine and Blue. But the album also provides plenty of proof of his talent for writing elegant tunes, which he then washes in color with his signature work on the cymbals. Under his hands, a cymbal can tell a story, provide a counterpoint to a melodic line, or become an extension of the harmony.
Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Manu Katché - Manu Katché (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 52:13 minutes | 765 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Eponymously-titled album from Manu Katché. On his fourth ECM disc, Manu’s unique drumming sets the scene and direction, with compositions and arrangements radiating outward from its rhythm-patterns. His strongly propulsive yet relaxed groove is unlike any other drummer’s, and it lifts up the soloists. Personnel in the ever-changing Katché band currently includes Norwegians Nils Pettter Molvær and Tore Brunborg, first heard together on ECM in the band Masqualero in the 1980s: they still play most attractively together. British keyboardist Jim Watson also makes a strong showing with minimalistically-insistent as well as lyrical piano and thick, swirling organ. Recorded March 2012 in the South of France, and issued on the eve of a major European tour.

Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 1, 2012
Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}

Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

For his fourth ECM album, titled just “Manu Katché”, the great French-Ivorian drummer reshuffles the line-up of his band once more, and presents a new programme of compact, self-penned tunes. The revolving door policy is part of Katché’s songwriting concept: “If you write all your own music, you’re aware of your limitations. It helps to have a changing cast of musicians, because they naturally bring in things you wouldn’t have expected. It’s really been the idea since the first album [2004’s “Neighbourhood”] to keep on changing the band.” Choices of musicians have usually been inspired by meetings and encounters. “I’ll get to play with someone and then try to have his style, or at least the essence of his style, in mind when I write the music at the piano.”