Jazzpaña

Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 24, 2015
Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)

Gerardo Nuñez & Ulf Wakenius - Jazzpaña Live (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:15 min | 145 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Released in 1992, ACT's very first recording, Jazzpaña, was to become a milestone and synonym for the label's philosophy, and became a double Grammy nominee in the process. Jazzpaña brought the stars of the Nuevo Flamenco from Spain together with US jazz greats such as Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine and Al Di Meola, backed by the sound of the WDR Big Band. One album became two in 2000 with Jazzpaña II - a smaller band led by Gerardo Núñez and Chano Domínguez. Now, 15 years on from Jazzpaña II, ACT presents Jazzpaña live.
Chano Dominguez & WDR Big Band Cologne - Soleando [Arranged & Conducted By Vince Mendoza] (2015)

Chano Dominguez & WDR Big Band Cologne - Soleando [Arranged & Conducted By Vince Mendoza] (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:30 min | 154 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz | Label: Jazzline (Delta Music)

From the perspective of a graphic designer a certain level of boldness and the playful use of clichés are indeed welcome. Several years ago a CD was released on whose cover a bull was depicted with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. For another production one opted for different symbols: an Andalusian half-boot on the right side, a sneaker on the left. The albums Jazzpaña, Jazzpaña II and Jazzpaña Live (the fusion already happening on the nominal level) featured a flamenco dancer on their covers, one of his legs depicted as a saxophone.

Vince Mendoza - Blauklang (2008)  

Posted by micaus at Sept. 29, 2009
Vince Mendoza - Blauklang  (2008)

Vince Mendoza - Blauklang (2008)
MP3 @ 320 | 146 MB | Cover
Genre: Jazz

I recently posted Mendoza's "Sketches". That is in fact number 2 in a trilogy and this is the third and last. Nguyen Le and Peter Erskine return to assist Mendoza perform his seriously good compositions. It is almost immediately evident that this really is the product of a major talent, no wonder the list of artists to whom he has provided his services as arranger is so distinguished (see the post for "Sketches" for some of them). If there is any interest, I can also post the first album in the trilogy, "Jazzpaña". This album was nominated for a Grammy. Despite that, it really is excellent.

Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 22, 2016
Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}

Gerardo Nunez & Ulf Wakenius - Logos (2016) {ACT}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Flamenco Fusion

Unfamiliar combinations in music can lead to surprising, captivating results. At the “Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic” concert in October 2014, series curator Siggi Loch presented Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius in a new and unexpected role: as second guitarist alongside the undisputed master of flamenco nuevo, Gerardo Núñez. The combination of Wakenius and Núñez has succeeded in sending the Jazzpaña project off into a wholly new direction. The Tagesspiegel described the occasion as a “mighty fiesta.” Sparks definitely flew, Núñez had an appetite for more of the same, and he invited his Swedish colleague straight back to Madrid for the re-match.