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.

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom (2017) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 12, 2017
Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom (2017) {Mack Avenue}

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | RAR | 433 mb
Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue Records II

When jazz aficionados think of Joey DeFrancesco – and they often do – they ponder his matchless talents as a modern-day avatar of the Hammond B3 organ and the Philadelphia history he shares with his principle instrument. Organ-based blues and jazz started in Philly and DeFrancesco is the first to tell you so.

Stanley Jordan - Friends (2011) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2017
Stanley Jordan - Friends (2011) {Mack Avenue}

Stanley Jordan - Friends (2011) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 427MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

2011 album from the Jazz guitarist, a release that its creator cites as his most realized project to date. Friends finds Jordan in challenging company: fellow strummers Charlie Hunter, Russell Malone, Bucky Pizzarelli and Mike Stern; saxmen (and label mate) Kenny Garrett and Ronnie Laws; N'awlins trumpeter Nicholas Payton and the renowned violinist Regina Carter. Another label mate, Christian McBride, guests on bass when not handled by Stanley's long-time trio bassist Charnett Moffett. Kenwood Dennard of his trio holds down the drum chair. Truly, a collection of Friends whose benefit push Stanley into a heightened musical reality.

Harold Lopez-Nussa - El Viaje (2016) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 5, 2017
Harold Lopez-Nussa - El Viaje (2016) {Mack Avenue}

Harold Lopez-Nussa - El Viaje (2016) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 368MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz

Prodigious pianist Harold López-Nussa has come full circle. With numerous acclaimed recordings, and acknowledged as a seasoned performer on international stages, he returns home and records El Viaje in Havana, Cuba, offering musical insights on the world through his piano. Continuing with his established trio format, which includes his brother Ruy Adrián López-Nussa on drums and Senegalese bassist Alune Wade, he improvises upon vast classical influences while adhering to his Cuban roots, concocting an exceptional style of global jazz.

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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.