Iro Haarla

Iro Haarla - Ante Lucem (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2017
Iro Haarla - Ante Lucem (2016)

Iro Haarla - Ante Lucem
Jazz, Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, front cover | 66:40 min | 293 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Ante Lucem, a powerful suite for jazz quintet and symphony orchestra by Finnish pianist/harpist/composer Iro Haarla, was premiered at the Umeå Jazz Festival in October 2012. It was recorded at the Concert Hall of NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, and the album is drawn both from the premiere concert and from sessions on the following days. Ante Lucem is comprised of four separate yet closely linked pieces which reflect in different ways, the composer says, upon the "struggle between darkness and light".

Iro Haarla & Pepa Päivinen - Yarra Yarra (2001)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 19, 2015
Iro Haarla & Pepa Päivinen - Yarra Yarra (2001)

Iro Haarla & Pepa Päivinen - Yarra Yarra (2001)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:11 min | 134 MB
Genre: Jazz, Improvised Music | Label: November Music

This duet was Edward Vesala's idea. Both musicians were among his closest collaborators, pianist/harpist Iro Haarla (also his wife) for over 20 years, saxophonist Pepa Päivinen since 1984. This album, the duo's first, was recorded in December 2000, a year after the composer's untimely death. Yarra is an Australian aboriginal word meaning flowing, as in: time passes by, wounds heal, whatever happens water keeps on flowing. Half of the ten pieces included here are taken from Vesala's songbook. "Invisible Storm" constitutes a highlight, the composition moving away from jazz (even free jazz) to fall somewhere between this idiom and contemporary classical without the verbiage of Third Stream.

Iro Haarla & Ulf Krokfors - Heart of a Bird (2003)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 16, 2015
Iro Haarla & Ulf Krokfors - Heart of a Bird (2003)

Iro Haarla & Ulf Krokfors - Heart of a Bird (2003)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:43 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: TUM Records

Heart of a Bird is an intimate collaboration between two kindred spirits, pianist/harpist Iro Haarla and bassist Ulf Krokfors. The music represents free improvisation within a compositional framework.

Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 15, 2015
Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)

Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77:20 min | 179 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Iro Haarla may not be particularly well-known, but the Finnish pianist/harpist's influence has been felt by anyone familiar with the work of her late husband, drummer Edward Vesala. According to saxophonist Trygve Seim—who not only played with Vesala towards the end of his life, but is also part of Haarla's quintet on her ECM debut, Northbound—Haarla was an uncredited co-composer on many of Vesala's compositions.

Iro Haarla Quintet - Vespers (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 13, 2015
Iro Haarla Quintet - Vespers (2011)

Iro Haarla Quintet - Vespers (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:32 min | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

It's been six years since Iro Haarla released Northbound (ECM)—while not her actual debut as a leader, certainly her first with international exposure—an album of remarkable beauty that cemented the Finnish pianist/harpist/composer's position as the silent voice behind the music of her late husband, drummer Edward Vesala. There's no denying the import of Vesala's work for ECM, beginning with 1976's Nan Madol—truly a momentous album that spoke, in cinematic terms, of the landscape and culture of Finland—but, equally, a fundamental shift occurred, with the arrival of Haarla on 1987's Sound and Fury, that spoke to the impact that the young, classically trained Haarla had on the drummer's writing.

Iro Haarla Sextet - Kolibri (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 22, 2013
Iro Haarla Sextet - Kolibri (2013)

Iro Haarla Sextet - Kolibri (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:10 min | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: TUM Records

Kolibri is the first recording by the Iro Haarla Sextet, which is comprised of six highly regarded Finnish improvisers, each of whom is recognized as a leading proponent on his or her chosen instrument. They are also all leaders or co-leaders of their own highly-lauded groups. The sextet was founded in 2009. Compared to her Finnish-Norwegian quintet that has issued two well-received ECM label recordings, for Kolibri, Iro Haarla has utilized the additional compositional possibilities offered by the sextet on seven unique, multi-faceted compositions. In addition to the piano, Haarla plays chen, a Taiwanese folk instrument, on two compositions.

Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 11, 2016
Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)

Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury - Invisible Storm (1992)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 333 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (Front) Included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: ECM Records, ECM 1461 | 1992 | 01:00:42

The drummer and musical visionary Edward Vesala was a strange bird. As one of the few whose records became less accessible the more composed they were, he marked his path by leaving not breadcrumbs but entire loaves, piping hot and ready to serve. His was a fresh sound, a living sound that, as the moniker of his ensemble implies, thrived also on the richness of fury.

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 2059, 175 7979 | Time: 00:49:17

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick makes his ECM debut as a leader with this set, which features keyboardist Jon Balke and a guest appearance from Stian Carstensen - usually an accordionist, but here playing that jazz-band rarity, the pedal-steel guitar. Eick (who also plays vibes and guitar) has played with everybody from the pioneering Trygve Seim collective to Chick Corea, psychedelic group Motorpsycho and contemporary jazz-rock band Jaga Jazzist. His silky, unbrasslike sound is ideally suited to this undulating groove-landscape, and pianist Balke's apposite fills and asides help give the music a collective fluency. But there's more angularity in the rough offbeats and low keyboard grunts under Eick's airy lines on the funky Stavanger, the stately Cologne Blues is like a slowed-down Carla Bley piece (with Carstensen's steel guitar shimmering beneath it, and a probing Balke solo), and there's a folk song lilt to the mid-tempo Williamsburg. A lot of it is slow tone-poetry, but Eick's rather mournful, puffs-of-air sound is pretty captivating.

Hello!! Kin`iro Mosaic (2015) [Season 2 Complete]  Video

Posted by Lebedev30 at March 13, 2017
Hello!! Kin`iro Mosaic (2015) [Season 2 Complete]

Hello!! Kin`iro Mosaic
REMUX | MKV | 1920x1080 | H264@~40 Mbps | 12x ~ 23mn | 12x ~6.6 Gb
Japanese PCM@1536 Kbps | 2 channels | Subtitles: none
Genre: comedy, daily life, manga, school life, seinen

Kin`iro Mosaic (2013) [Season 1 Complete]  Video

Posted by Lebedev30 at March 10, 2017
Kin`iro Mosaic (2013) [Season 1 Complete]

Kin`iro Mosaic - 01
REMUX | MKV | 1920x1080 | H264@~37 Mbps | 12x ~ 23mn | 12x ~6.1 Gb
Japanese PCM@1536 Kbps | 2 channels | Subtitles: none
Genre: comedy, daily life, manga, school life, seinen