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Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 18, 2012
Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)

Jazz Bigband Graz - Urban Folktales (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:16 min | 146 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

There were times when big bands were a defining part of our society´s musical cultural scene. Today only a few jazz big bands exist, and it appears the reasons for this change are not artistic, but rather financial. In Germany public radio stations are responsible for the funding of big bands, and in France the Orchestre National de Jazz sets the standard. Meanwhile in Austria, one ensemble has shown above all others that orchestral concepts are far from exhausted: the JBBG - Jazz Bigband Graz.
Christophe Schweizer's Young Rich & Famous - Grand Grace (2015)

Christophe Schweizer's Young Rich & Famous - Grand Grace (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55:00 min | 127 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Between The Lines

Young in years, but rich in experience: becoming famous is certainly possible, even if not among a listening audience that above all is searching for choice simplicity. It goes without saying that a musician with an innate pun as a name (and the last name betrays the country of birth) would also give his band a name with a twinkle in his eye: Young Rich & Famous. When a CD is then also titled "Grand Grace", then you can assume that the music is full of creativity, spontaneity, wisdom and even courage. As Christophe Schweizer (trans. note: name translates as "Swiss") explains in his liner notes, you cannot say in advance how listeners will find the music and what it will trigger in them.
Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) {MFSL UDCD II 710}

Louis Armstrong - Master of Jazz: Live In Chicago, 1962 (1962) [MFSL UDCD II 710]
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | 1 CD | 387 MB | scans @ 600dpi | Time 66:24 | RS + FSo
Genre: Jazz/ Bigband/ Dixieland | Storyville Records | Release date: Aug 1, 1962 | Catalog # SLP 4101

A wonderful artifact, this is a prime slice of the latter-day Satchmo with a small all-stars band working through a relatively typical set. The performance ranges from solid to excellent, with the occasional odd flub (such as the uncertain return after Danny Barcelona's first drum solo on "Basin Street Blues"), but the quality of the recording is the key element. The Mobile Fidelity gold CD edition adds three tracks to the Storyville original, and provides a clear, uncluttered sound field with excellent separation. The resulting album is a treat to hear. ~ Steven McDonald, Rovi

V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 13, 2017
V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)

V.A. - Swinging Hamburg: Jazz In Hamburg Von A-Z (18CDs, 2006)
Jazz, Swing | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,12 Gb
Label: Membran

Die Hamburger Jazzszene ihre Vielfalt und Lebendigkeit bringen so manchen Musikliebhaber zum Schwärmen. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg fanden sich in der Stadt an der Elbe hunderte spielhungriger Bands zusammen, für die bald auch unzählige Auftrittsorte entstanden. Der Cotton Club oder Dennis Swing Club wer kennt sie nicht? Für die Fans des Hamburger Jazz und alle, die mehr darüber erfahren möchten, entstand diese umfangreiche Kollektion. In Wort, Bild und Ton wird der Werdegang einer einmaligen Szene lebendig: von der Zeit, als die Hafenstadt in Trümmern lag, bis hin zum Sound von heute. Sie halten ein Set in Händen, das aus 18 CDs und einem 300 Seiten starken Buch besteht.

Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 24, 2017
Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)

Rainer Tempel Bigband - Sophistication (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:52 | 156 MB
Label: Neuklang | Release Year: 2017

Twenty years ago Rainer Tempel was still a student in Nuremberg (jazz piano, diploma thesis in 1998 about Vince Mendoza). Twenty years ago the first album of the Rainer Tempel Big Band ("forward + back", 1996) also appeared. Since then, much has happened: Rainer Tempel founded a whole series of other bands, from the trio to the Elftett strength; He composed for classical musicians and jazz ensembles such as the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the big bands of HR, RIAS, SWR and NDR (with whom he even won an echo jazz for "Petite Fleur", ACT 2014). He was a keyboarder in various bands - with the jazz / hip-hop trumpeter Joo Kraus, the singer / songwriter Ron Spielman or the Dieter Thomas Kuhn band; And he gave his experiences further: as a professor at music colleges in Lucerne and Stuttgart, he even took over as head of the Institute for Jazz & Pop in 2013 - in short: he has developed into a successful, sought-after and versatile musician.

Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 15, 2016
Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)

Monika Roscher Bigband - Of Monsters and Birds (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:12 min | 167 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Enja Records

No musical journey between jazz, rock and polyrhythms previously was ever so danceable!

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband - Back In The Days (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 4, 2016
Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband - Back In The Days (2012)

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband - Back In The Days (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Big Band | Label: Cuneiform Records | # Rune 322 | Time: 01:05:43

Michael Gibbs And The NDR Bigband s Back In The Days is a never before released audiophile recording of this great jazz composer and arranger in a program of original modern Jazz plus three specially arranged classics recorded in separate sessions in 1995, 2002 and 2003. The legendary 'Brit-jazz' composer and arranger Michael Gibbs was born in 1937 in Zimbabwe and was originally a trombonist as well. Gibbs began to concentrate on writing and arranging because performing solos terrified him! Starting in the late 60s, he recorded a series of highly acclaimed and influential albums featuring many of the most prominent British-based Jazz players who, like Michael, were beginning to flirt with Jazz/Rock. Since the 80s, he has mostly done arrangements and orchestrations for major names such as Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, and Sister Sledge among many others, while too infrequently recording his own music.
Nguyên Lê with NDR Bigband, Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah - Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon (2014)

Nguyên Lê with NDR Bigband, Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah - Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:46 min | 138 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Prog-Rock | Label: ACT Music

Nguyên Lê is a magician; his art reveals itself not only in his own compositions but also in his celebrations of the music of the past, where his approach to the latter resembles sculptures made of new clay. Remember Purple, his tribute to Jimi Hendrix, or more recently his Songs Of Freedom and its evocations of rock's greatest moments. He's a flamboyant guitarist and, while he shows courteous deference to his source material, he has always expressed the full diversity of an imaginary world engendered by his own history, that of a nomad, self-taught virtuoso: his music feeds on influences embracing all continents, and is painted with colours drawn from jazz, rock, and a kind of world fusion permeated with light.
Nils Landgren Funk Unit & NDR Bigband - Jazz Baltica 2010 [HDTV 720p]

Nils Landgren Funk Unit & NDR Bigband - Jazz Baltica 2010 [HDTV 720p]
AVC High@L4.0, 1280x720 (16:9), 13.0 Mbps, 50 fps | AC-3 448 Kbps, 2 ch | 01:29:00 | 8.62 Gb
Funk, Soul, Jazz | 3sat HD | HDTV->MKV

One of the best funk bands of continental Europe, Nils Landgren Funk Unit toghether with NDR Bigband give groovy and energetic performance at Jazz Baltica Festival, Salzau Palace, Germany, 2010. Nils Landgren is a flamboyant musician and showman from Sweden who participated in at least 500 albums including such internationals stars as ABBA, The Crusaders, Eddie Harris, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Wyclef Jean and Herbie Hancock.
Joachim Kuhn Trio & hr-Bigband - Out of the Desert Live at JazzFest Berlin (2011)

Joachim Kuhn Trio & hr-Bigband - Out of the Desert Live at JazzFest Berlin (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:23 min | 162 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion | Label: ACT Music

Kühn was a musical prodigy and made his debut as a concert pianist, having studied classical piano and composition with Arthur Schmidt-Elsey. Influenced by his elder brother, clarinetist Rolf Kühn, he simultaneously got interested in jazz. In 1961 he became a professional jazz musician. With a trio of his own, founded in 1964, he presented the first free jazz in the GDR. In 1966 he left the country and settled in Hamburg. Together with his brother he played at the Newport Jazz Festival and recorded with Jimmy Garrison for Bob Thiele's Impulse! Records.