Jens Fossum 2015 Bass Detector

Jens Fossum - Bass Detector (2015)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Feb. 13, 2015
Jens Fossum - Bass Detector (2015)

Jens Fossum - Bass Detector (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:44:23 | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz, RnB, Soul | Label: Ozella

Over the past ten years, Jens Fossum has built a reputation as a formidable team player: The Trondheim born bassist has been a member of the the late Sigurd Kohn's quartet, performed in songwriter Randi Tytingvag's backing band and supported sensual jazz vocalist Hilde Louise Asbjornsen. For his first solo album, meanwhile, Fossum for once wanted to make everything sound exactly the way he wanted without having to restrict himself or strike a compromise. On Bass Detector, accordingly, everything is upside down: The bass is moving from the background into the spotlight, Fossum is turning from a sidekick into a leader and this time, the greats of the Norwegian jazz scene are guests – putting their talents at his disposal.
Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water (2015) {Rounder Records 11661-36919-02}

Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water (2015) {Rounder Records 11661-36919-02}
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© 2015 Rounder Records / Concord | 11661-36919-02
Americana / Jazz / Blues

Some artists who evoke the styles of the past seem to have spent every waking moment of their adult lives struggling to sound as if they were born in a different decade. Pokey LaFarge, on the other hand, makes music that suggests he somehow passed through a wrinkle in time from 1929 to 2015, complete with his banjo in hand; LaFarge's music never seems forced, but flows from him naturally with an easy grace, a playful insouciance, and a confidence in his talent that stops well short of arrogance.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

Antonín Dvořák - Stabat Mater (2015)
Erin Wall, soprano; Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo; Christian Elsner, tenor; Liang Li, bass
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900142 | 01:17:55

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, written in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his children, is a sober and powerful work, inexplicably neglected and unlike any other work of choral music from the 19th century. Perhaps most performances don't capture its full weight, but this live recording from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, does so. There are many deep pleasures here. The orchestra's choir is extraordinary: rich yet without a hint of wobble and utterly clear in its sense of the text. Jansons keeps things at a deliberate pace that lets the music breathe and the currents of personal experience rise to the surface. The soloists, none terribly well known, are fine in their individual numbers, but absolutely transcendent in ensembles, nowhere more so that in the sublime "Quando corpus morietur" finale (track 10); there are a couple of other strong recordings of this work, but it seems likely that no one has ever matched this conclusion. The live recording from the Herkulessaal in Munich is impressively transparent and faithful to the spontaneity of the event. A superb Dvorák release.

Adham Shaikh - Basswalla (2015) {Black Swan Sounds BSS0009}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 28, 2017
Adham Shaikh - Basswalla (2015) {Black Swan Sounds BSS0009}

Adham Shaikh - Basswalla (2015) {Black Swan Sounds BSS0009}
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© 2015 Black Swan Sounds | BSS0009
Ambient / Electronic / Indian Music / World Music

After scoring soundtracks and producing others work, Basswalla is Adham Shaikh's first new original material in five years and it would seem that he's not lost a step in his time away. The album, despite having a really bad EDM-ish like name to it, is far better then it's name and cover would seem to indicate. Taking South Asian influences and adding a bit of dance floor swagger to them Adham Shaikh has created a record that's a sub-woofer throbbing behemoth of global chill out cool. Basswalla while containing new material also contains several updated versions of songs Shaikh's released over the last thirteen years. Not really a greatest hits record with some new stuff thrown on top, Shaikh actually re-interpreted his older material with a bit of improvisational spice so that everything here sounds new and fresh.
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
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© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.

Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas (2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 7, 2017
Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas (2015) [TR24][OF]

Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 7949 min | 857 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Erato | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

Estonian-born conductor Paavo Järvi and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra turn to rarely performed choral works by Dmitri Shostakovich: Song of the Forests Op. 81, The Sun Shines on our Motherland Op. 90, and The Execution of Stepan Razin Op. 119. The new release confirms Järvi’s reputation as a conductor with a deep understanding for the music of Shostakovich, as well as a particular affinity for choral music, which has a strong tradition in his homeland. These cantatas have a particular significance in Estonia – a former Soviet Socialist Republic under Stalinist rule.
Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2015 (13CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2015 (13CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.6 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.1 Gb (incl 5%) | Time: 10:51:18
Contemporary Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Electric Country Blues, Blues-Rock | Scans Included

A collection of 13 studio albums by highly acclaimed Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals.
Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1989, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6420
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. An overlooked gem from reedman Sam Rivers – and a set that's surprisingly soulful, given that most of his other work from this stretch is much more outside! The album's got a laidback groove on most numbers – with rhythm from Daryll Thompson on guitar, Rael Wesley Grant on bass, and Steve McCraven on drums – often in this midtempo mode that has the electric currents providing a subtle bounce, which opens up as Rivers solos on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The style's a few steps down from funky fusion, but not that far away, either – and Sam proves to be an expressive soloist in the setting, in ways we really wouldn't have expected. Titles include "Swirl", "Chant", "Coral", "Lazuli", "Ripples", "Dandelions", "Devotion", "Beatrice", and "Sprung".
John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1974, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6419
Jazz / Neo Bop / Fusion / Drums / Bass / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet 70s set from the ultra-hip rhythm duo of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown – working here in a European setting with loads of great reed work to support the "bamboo" vibe of the title! Flute player Chris Hinze blows both bamboo and regular flute – and the feel of the set is like some of his excellent fusion dates from the same time – but the record also has lots of great work from Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, plus some keyboards from Hubert Eaves and Jasper Van'T Hof – two very different players who balance out the mood nicely. Some tracks are full-on fusion, but they're offset by mellower, more introspective passages – of the sort that really let the reed players come out strongly – and titles include "Jua", "Rise On", "Who Can See The Shadow Of The Moon", "Infinite Jones", and "Deliverance".

V.A. - A Bumper Box of Beats, Breaks & Bass [4CD Box Set] (1999)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 21, 2016
V.A. - A Bumper Box of Beats, Breaks & Bass [4CD Box Set] (1999)

V.A. - A Bumper Box of Beats, Breaks & Bass [4CD Box Set] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,41 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 584 MB | Covers - 63 MB
Genre: Trip Hop, Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin' (CDB TOT 14)

40 Break Beat, Drum'n'Bass & Trip Hop Burners. Compiled by Jake Stephenson.