Mack Avenue Superband

Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 53:41 minutes | 705 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Since its rollicking debut at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a tradition at the annual event, a gathering of label superstars that the Motor City can look forward to every Labor Day weekend.
Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2014 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2014 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 59:16 minutes | 750 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Since its rollicking debut at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a tradition at the annual event, a gathering of label superstars that the Motor City can look forward to every Labor Day weekend.
Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015 (2016)

Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:33 min | 125 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue Records

The members of the Mack Avenue SuperBand represent a diverse range of generations and styles. It offers a rare opportunity, for instance, to hear NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton engage with a group of younger players with more of a hard-bop focus than he usually encounters in his own more modern-leaning bands. "This is definitely not my normal zone," he admits with a chuckle. "But this is the music I grew up playing. I was a bebop guy in my teens and twenties - that was the standard jazz of the day.
Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2014 (2015)

Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2014 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:18 min | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue

'Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2014' documents the third incarnation of the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble of bandleaders from the superb roster of the Motor City jazz label. This powerhouse congregation joined forces under the leadership of bassist Rodney Whitaker to dazzle a hometown crowd in picturesque Hart Plaza, with the results captured for another knockout live recording. Joining Whitaker as three-time veterans are his longtime rhythm section partner, drummer Carl Allen; pianist Aaron Diehl; and guitarist Evan Perri of the Hot Club of Detroit.

Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 21, 2016
Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}

Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 344 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Mack Avenue Records | MAC 1077
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

On the strength of his membership in ensembles led by Christian McBride and Aaron Diehl and his own auspicious Mack Avenue debut in 2011, Warren Wolf appears on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson. For Wolfgang, his followup collection on Mack Avenue, Wolf said he wanted to showcase his writing skills and provide more melodies that people can remember. For precisely those reasons, Wolfgang suffers by comparison with his previous work.

Warren Wolf - Warren Wolf (2011) {Mack Avenue MAC 1059}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 15, 2016
Warren Wolf - Warren Wolf (2011) {Mack Avenue MAC 1059}

Warren Wolf - Warren Wolf (2011) {Mack Avenue MAC 1059}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
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© 2011 Mack Avenue Records | MAC 1059
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Vibes

Prominent jazz vibraphonists have always been relatively few and Warren Wolf has the potential to be one of the top players of his generation. Wolf is joined by bassist Christian McBride, pianist Peter Martin, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, with guest appearances by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and saxophonist Tim Green. Wolf is a master of lyricism and restraint with his spacious interpretation of Johnny Mandel's timeless ballad "Emily." He doubles on vibes and marimba in an intricate interpretation of Chick Corea's "Señor Mouse." Six of the songs are originals by the leader. The composer takes a back seat in the sensual "Natural Beauties," showcasing Martin and Green (the latter on soprano sax) first before adding his dazzling solo.
Aaron Diehl - The Bespoke Man's Narrative (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC1066} (ft. Warren Wolf)

Aaron Diehl - The Bespoke Man's Narrative (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC1066} (ft. Warren Wolf)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
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© 2013 Mack Avenue Records | MAC 1066
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Piano / Vibes

The reference to some exquisitely dressed man in the title of this release also conveys the stylistic bent of pianist Aaron Diehl's noteworthy debut on Mack Avenue. He is among a list of rising jazz pianists which include Gerald Clayton and Aaron Parks. The recording brings to life a project that was conceived in Indianapolis after Diehl, 26, earned first place in American Pianists Association's 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship.

Warren Wolf - Convergence (2016) {Mack Avenue Records MAC1105}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 21, 2016
Warren Wolf - Convergence (2016) {Mack Avenue Records MAC1105}

Warren Wolf - Convergence (2016) {Mack Avenue Records MAC1105}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 370 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Mack Avenue Records | MAC1105
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

For years, I have known a certain truth– don't sleep on Warren Wolf. the master vibraphonist has snuck up on me one too many times on releases of his own. He rolled through San Antonio three times in 2015 and never failed to impress. His work with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's large ensemble is a surprise and not a surprise at the same time. He has maintained a beautiful melodicism in his playing that would seem obvious for his instrument but he surpasses such expectations again and again. He's an unmistakable talent. He shouldn't be slept on. This is no more apparent than in his latest album, Convergence on Mack Avenue.

Steve Cole - Moonlight (2010) {Mack Avenue}  

Posted by tiburon at June 25, 2011
Steve Cole - Moonlight (2010) {Mack Avenue}

Steve Cole - Moonlight (2010) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

Steve Cole has five CD's in his catalog and has previously recorded for Atlantic, Warner Bros and Narada Jazz. Recently Steve signed a multiple album deal with Mack Avenue/Artistry Music. The first project for the label entitled Moonlight is a collection of classic pop songs and standards set amidst an orchestral backdrop.

Yellowjackets - Cohearence (2016) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 2, 2016
Yellowjackets - Cohearence (2016) {Mack Avenue}

Yellowjackets - Cohearence (2016) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Thirty-five years old and still going strong, The Yellowjackets aren’t letting a little matter like the third bass player in as many albums break their stride. One of the top quality electric jazz bands over these three and half decades now welcomes its newest bass virtuoso in Australian Dane Alderson just in time for their latest release Cohearence. Still comprising of Bob Mintzer on reeds, Will Kennedy on drums and sole remaining founding member Russell Ferrante on keys, the Yellowjackets retain plenty enough heritage to still be very much the Yellowjackets, enough that the ever-changing bass chair hadn’t prevented the band from reeling off a string of consistently strong long players at a time when most long-running concerns are winding down. Cohearence continues that winning streak.