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The Ed Palermo Big Band - The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at July 25, 2018
The Ed Palermo Big Band - The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren (2017)

The Ed Palermo Big Band - The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 488.08 Mb + 17.42 Mb (Covers) | 74:23
Jazz Big Band, Progressive Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Cuneiform Records - Rune 440

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year the saxophonist released an uproarious double album The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull.

VA - Christmas All The Way (3CD, 2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 11, 2019
VA - Christmas All The Way (3CD, 2019)

VA - Christmas All The Way (3CD, 2019)
FLAC (tracks+cue,log) | 3:20:40 | 1,2 Gb
Genre: Pop, Soul, Rock, Disco, Christmas / Label: Universal

A rhetorical question: what makes a great Christmas album? We know all or most of the chestnuts, both commercial and religious. The Drummer Boy flams, someone's dreaming white, and another will be home in their dreams. The annual marathon Yuletide programs rely heavily on the tried and true with an occasional novelty thrown in. Classical purists hit up the legit pantheon. With this album, a capella vocal group, Accent adds a Who's Who of world-class arrangers (Jorge Calandrelli, Nan Schwartz, Elliot Deutsch and including group members James Rose and Simon Åkesson), celebrated musicians (including Arturo Sandoval), and takes the obligatory jazz Holiday album to an invitingly unique level the appeal of which is infectious.
Ed Palermo Big Band - The Great Un-American Songbook, Volume III (2020)

Ed Palermo Big Band - The Great Un-American Songbook, Volume III (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 367.90 Mb | 55:06 | Cover
Jazz Big Band, Third Stream | Country: USA | Label: Self Release

While pundits and experts debate whether the United States of America has entered an age of decline as a world power, New York saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and inveterate troublemaker Ed Palermo makes an incontrovertible case for un-American ascendance. With The Great Un-American Songbook Volume 3: Run for your Life, slated for release on guitarist/vocalist Bruce McDaniel’s Sky Cat label on November 6, 2020, he turns his attention to the music of the nation’s former colonial overlords. Focusing on material by Lennon and McCartney (and several acts that followed in The Beatles’ footsteps), one of jazz’s finest working big bands delivers another batch of reverently irreverent arrangements with enviable precision and improvisational aplomb.
Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions (1995)

Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 279.58 Mb | 78:26 | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Records - SV-0264

Unlike other big-band singers who regarded the other musicians in the orchestra as little more than backup to their generally sugarcoated stylings, Billy Eckstine was a man with wide-ranging tastes and a musicality he brought to everything he lent his honeyed baritone voice to. When it was time for him to start his own band to capitalize on his growing fame, he didn't settle for hiring some hacks to read charts framed around his vocals. Instead, he put together what is now, in hindsight, the first big band to feature almost exclusively young, emerging bop players.

Gordian Knot - 2 Studio Albums (1999-2003) [Japanese Editions]  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 28, 2019
Gordian Knot - 2 Studio Albums (1999-2003) [Japanese Editions]

Gordian Knot - 2 Studio Albums (1999-2003) [Japanese Editions]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 706 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 277 MB | Covers - 94 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avalon/Marquee Inc.

An all-instrumental group that mixed prog metal and jazz fusion with the more ethereal sounds of King Crimson, Gordian Knot was the project of bassist/stick player/keyboardist Sean Malone with several collaborators including guitarist Trey Gunn of King Crimson and former Cynic drummer Sean Reinert. Gordian Knot also included guitarists Ron Jarzombek and Glenn Snelwar. As well as playing atmospheric and heavy progressive music, the group also experimented on their eponymous debut with Eastern-influenced pieces. Malone soon began working on a sequel with a whole new roster of prog rock guests, including former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and former Yes drummer Bill Bruford.
Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band - The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring Of Muhammad Ali (2011)

Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band - The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring Of Muhammad Ali (2011)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 427 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Mutable Music / Big Red Media | 003
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative / Modern Big Band / Saxophone

During the war against advanced colo-rectal cancer (from 2006), which included two primary tumors and two recurrences, Fred Ho, hammered by massive chemo and radiation, found inspiration in the fight for his life from watching movies of The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. Ali s bold, militant, defiant and spirited resistance to the forces of American racism, combined with his élan, grace and humor (both poetical and personal), his indisputable athletic abilities and genius, and the inspiration to the world s peoples (especially the oppressed) and their embrace of him, served as constant inspiration to Fred Ho. During one of his recovery periods, Ho decided to compose a work for his Green Monster Big Band to honor The Greatest.

VA - Phat Trax - The Best Of Old School, Vol. 5 (1994)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 5, 2019
VA - Phat Trax - The Best Of Old School, Vol. 5 (1994)

VA - Phat Trax - The Best Of Old School, Vol. 5 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 455 MB | Scans
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul | Label: Rhino Records | Catalog Number: R2 71756

Disco and funk combine on Phat Trax: The Best of Old School, Vol. 5, which pays tribute to the sounds that inspired hip-hop. Rolling, voluptuous basslines, uptight guitars, and vibrant brass sections drive tracks like the Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," the Emotions' "Best of My Love," and Cheryl Lynn's "Got to Be Real," bridging the gap between funk and disco and providing countless rap and hip-hop artists with ample sampling material. Heatwave's "Groove Line," Natalie Cole's "Be Thankful," GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock Freak)," and the Dazz Band's "Joystick" are among the other highlights of this funky, stylish compilation, which documents just how integral these songs were to hip-hop's development.

Dal Sasso Big Band - The Palmer Suite (2019) {Jazz&People}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 26, 2019
Dal Sasso Big Band - The Palmer Suite (2019) {Jazz&People}

Dal Sasso Big Band - The Palmer Suite (2019) {Jazz&People}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+SFV | Full Scans 300dpi | 388MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Big Band

A la tête d’un orchestre époustouflant, Christophe Dal Sasso retrace en musique deux siècles d’histoire de l’un des plus prestigieux vignobles de Bordeaux. Habitée par le souffle du jazz, cette suite pour big band restitue en onze tableaux la tumultueuse saga de Château Palmer, sous la plume fertile de l’un des grands orchestrateurs de notre époque (Yusef Lateef, Milton Nascimento, les frères Belmondo, David Liebman…). Une œuvre épique à la mesure du cru d’exception qui l’a inspirée.
Peter Holman, Parley of Instruments - Henry Purcell: Ayres for the Theatre (1987)

Peter Holman, Parley of Instruments - Henry Purcell: Ayres for the Theatre (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 58:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 66212 | Recorded: 1986

Under the expert guidance of Peter Holman, as formidable a scholar of the period as he is experienced executant, these performances by the Parley of Instruments remain as fresh and incisive as on their first appearance over a decade ago. With no special interpretative axe to grind, they remain classic accounts, deserving of a place in anyone’s CD collection, specialist and general listener alike.
The Rias Big Band - The Era of Big Bands Vol. 1 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

The Rias Big Band, The Ted Heath Band & Les Brown's Band of Renown - The Era of Big Bands Vol. 1
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 47:39 minutes | 578 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

German-based production music library Intersound, a division of Sonoton, is a 100 album archival collection of music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s featuring commercially released musical artists well known in their day. Genres include easy listening, pop, light and contemporary jazz, Dixieland and the collection’s signature “space age bachelor pad" music. The legendary Big Bands of Les Brown, Ted Heath and the Rias Big Band in authentic recordings, newly remastered.