Branford Marsalis

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:56 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS 2156

These works of Sally Beamish, composed 2003-12, highlight the inspiration she has found in her adopted homeland Scotland and its landscape and history, while also reflecting her interest in jazz and Scottish traditional music. Often collaboration closely with her performers, the present discs the three concertante works are all played by the eminent soloists for whom they were written: James Crabb, Branford Marsalis and Håkan Hardenberger. Conductor Martyn Brabbins and the RSNO, an ensemble that has performed her works on several occasions, join the former two soloists.
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Amsterdam ( 2015)

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Amsterdam ( 2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:22 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Okeh

Branford Marsalis Quartet performs Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam. A special re-issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Coltrane album.

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (2016) {OKeh}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 17, 2016
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (2016) {OKeh}

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (2016) {OKeh}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 384MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Legendary jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling collaborate for the first time on a full album, Upward Spiral. They ve been talking for a while about making a record together, and finally at the end of 2015 it all came together. They found time to play the new material in the New Orleans Snug Harbor club for four days and then recorded a variety of songs in the studio, all chosen because of their melodic richness and musical quality. Their versions of the chosen material are simply incredible, as the musicality of Branford and Kurt and their deep understanding of these songs shows through immediately.

Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy (1989) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 29, 2016
Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy (1989) {Columbia}

Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy (1989) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Branford Marsalis clearly had a lot of fun during this set. On seven of the ten numbers included on the double LP (the CD reissue actually has one less selection), Marsalis romps on tenor and soprano in a trio with veteran bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts; the remaining three numbers have Delbert Felix in Hinton's place. The performances are quite spontaneous (the occasional mistakes were purposely left in) and Marsalis really romps on such tunes as "Three Little Words," "Makin' Whoopee," and "Doxy." On the joyful outing that is also one of Branford Marsalis' most accessible recordings, Milt Hinton often steals the show.

Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2016
Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}

Branford Marsalis - Renaissance (1987) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The high point of Branford Marsalis' third Columbia release as a leader is a 15-minute version of Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks" played in a trio with pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Buster Williams. The remainder of the program matches Marsalis with pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Bob Hurst, and drummer Tony Williams on a pair of standards ("Just One of Those Things" and a live version of "St. Thomas"), J.J. Johnson's "Lament," and originals by Marsalis and Williams. Although he did not have an immediately recognizable sound on tenor and soprano at this point, it was obvious from nearly the start that Branford Marsalis would have a very significant career. This is one of his better early efforts.
Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane's A Love Supreme - Live In Amsterdam (2005)

Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane's A Love Supreme - Live In Amsterdam (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 127 Kbps, 720 x 576 (2.370) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Marsalis Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 14 Nov 2005 | Runtime: 95 min. | 5,36 GB (DVD9)

For Marsalis Music’s second DVD release, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane’s 1964 masterpiece A Love Supreme. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label’s premier release, Footsteps of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003.

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Four MFs Playin' Tunes (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 19, 2012
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Four MFs Playin' Tunes (2012)

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Four MFs Playin' Tunes (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:59 min | 153 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Marsalis Music

This is the first recording of the Branford Marsalis Quartet with an electrifying young drummer that joined the band three years ago and the results are a nimble and sparkling album, featuring ambitious original compositions by members of the band, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one standard dating to 1930. The record blends the beautiful and subtle ballad sounds of the 2004 release Eternal with the ecstatic contrasts of the critically-acclaimed Braggtown. In other words, this just might be the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s most sublime musical achievement yet. This is the first vinyl release from Marsalis Music, and the label is so excited to be able to offer something special to the folks who support independent music stores.
Branford Marsalis / Joe Calderazzo - Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (2011) {Marsalis Music}

Branford Marsalis / Joe Calderazzo - Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (2011) {Marsalis Music}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Given the history that saxophonist Branford Marsalis and pianist Joey Calderazzo have, the end results of Songs of Mirth and Melancholy should not be surprising, yet they are. Calderazzo replaced the late Kenny Kirkland in Marsalis' band in 1998 and the rapport between them is seamlessly intuitive as revealed here. Cut in three days in Durham, North Carolina, the set contains compositions by both men, as well as a surprising pair of covers.

Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling - Upward Spiral (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at June 11, 2016
Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling - Upward Spiral (2016)

Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling - Upward Spiral (2016)
Jazz, Jazz Vocals | MP3 320 kbps | 69:34 min | ~162 Mb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Legendary jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling collaborate for the first time on a full album, Upward Spiral. They ve been talking for a while about making a record together, and finally at the end of 2015 it all came together. They found time to play the new material in the New Orleans Snug Harbor club for four days and then recorded a variety of songs in the studio, all chosen because of their melodic richness and musical quality. Their versions of the chosen material are simply incredible, as the musicality of Branford and Kurt and their deep understanding of these songs shows through immediately.
Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo - Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (2011)

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo - Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:33 min | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Marsalis Music

Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his Quartet's longtime pianist, Joey Calderazzo, share a collection of melodic songs on their latest release, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy. Born of an evolving love of music and set in the deep focus of serious listening and learning, it is full of virtuosity and joy, touching the listener with its expressiveness, melody, emotion; those elements of music that transcend genre and period and speak to us of inspiration and beauty. Comprised primarily of original compositions from each musician, a Wayne Shorter tune paying tribute to that great man and a nod to Brahms, the duo presented here provides the listener with a glimpse into their ever deepening musical journey.