Seamus Blake

Seamus Blake - Bellwether (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 27, 2017
Seamus Blake - Bellwether (2009)

Seamus Blake - Bellwether (2009)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61 min | 144 MB
Label: Criss Cross | Rel:2009

Some albums are named for a time, a place, an experience, or even a person. Others have a concept. Saxophonist Seamus Blake takes on concept with Bellwether, a term for leader or trendsetter. Born in England and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Blake has gained recognition by Down Beat and JazzTimes magazines, and finished first in the 2002 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. His associations include Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, FLY and Victor Lewis. For Bellwether, Blake is accompanied by guitarist Lage Lund, pianist David Kikoski, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Bill Stewart. "A Beleza Que Vem," one of five Blake compositions, is an easygoing piece that features the leader on soprano saxophone, playing the melody in duet with Lund.

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 19, 2016
Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:51 min | 142 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Seamus Blake's first disc on the Fresh Sound New Talent label is a marvelous showcase not only for the leader but also for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album's other prominent solo voice. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, together the backbone of Brad Mehldau's famous trio, lay down the ideal rhythmic universe for Blake and Rosenwinkel to flourish in. Opening with the wild, funkified double-time of "Perk," the group goes on to traverse a wide swath of territory, from the classic post-bop swing of "Happenstance" and "G.S.S." to the experimental sounds of "Token Cello" and "Of Ours."
Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (2016)

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:10 min | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Deepening a two-tenor partnership that dates back to the mid-'90s, saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek follow up their quintet release 'Reeds Ramble' (CRISS1364CD) with 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', featuring the same powerful band lineup (Ethan Iverson on piano, Matt Penman on bass, Jochen Rueckert on drums). While they stand apart as gifted soloists, Blake and Cheek always flourish as a team, bringing lustre to every tune with their lyrical unison melodies and beautifully harmonised theme statements.

Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 6, 2016
Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)

Seamus Blake - Superconductor (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:27 min | 147 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: 5Passion

New York based tenor saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger". John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his “Quiet Band,” called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” Seamus Blake’s recent releases, Live at Smalls (Smalls Live 2010), Bellwether (Criss Cross Jazz 2009) and Live in Italy (Jazz Eyes 2009), have garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. Live in Italy was awarded 4.5 stars in Downbeat. Described as “a knockout”, “one of the elite albums of the year” and “as exhilarating as a shot of espresso”, it is on many Top of the Year lists.

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek Quintet - Reeds Ramble (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 26, 2014
Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek Quintet - Reeds Ramble (2014)

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek Quintet - Reeds Ramble (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:47 min | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Fellow saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have thrived as leaders, sidemen, big band soloists and much else, contributing to the creative health of the jazz scene over the last 20 years. As a pair they worked on the exploratory groove-oriented project The Bloomdaddies (Criss 1110) back in 1995, but with Reeds Ramble Blake and Cheek reunite in an acoustic setting, buoyed by the extraordinary Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus on piano, making his first Criss Cross appearance. Drummer Jochen Rueckert, too makes his first label appearance, teaming-up with in-demand bassist Matt Penman, a valued presence on Criss Cross sessions led by Jonathan Kreisberg, John Ellis and Zach Brock.

Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol.  Music

Posted by fontibre at Sept. 28, 2006
Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol.

Seamus Blake, Avishai Cohen y Marc Miralta Trio - SunSol
Jazz | MP3 160 Kbps | 61,01 MB

Miralta and Cohen are remarkably comfortable and capable in their roles as soloists. At times, Cohen’s bass is as percussive as Miralta’s drums: his contributions to Sun / Sol are absolutely stunning throughout. In the trio format, Blake’s stylistic debt to Joe Lovano is somewhat more apparent than on Horse With a Broken Leg. That’s not to say that he is a tiresome, derivative sort of player. Quite the contrary, I never tired of his long asymmetrical lines and sweet, singing tone.

Ron Francis Blake - Assimilation (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 8, 2017
Ron Francis Blake - Assimilation (2017)

Ron Francis Blake - Assimilation (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 237 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 92 mb
Jazz, Latin | Label: Ron Francis Blake (715854702986)

Inspired by Miles Davis' Kind of Blue along with the latin rhythms and sound of Cal Tjader, trumpeter Ron Francis Blake brings you his debut album featuring special guests, Poncho Sanchez, Seamus Blake, and Walt Weiskopf
Sam Yahel - Ari Hoenig - Mike Moreno - Seamu Blake - Jazz Side Of The Moon: Music Of Pink Floyd (2008) Repost

Sam Yahel • Ari Hoenig • Mike Moreno • Seamu Blake - Jazz Side Of The Moon: Music Of Pink Floyd (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (*.wv): Image+Cue+Log | 334 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 141 Mb | Scans | Time: 55:29
Genre: Easy Listening, Contemporary Jazz, Tribute | Label: Chesky Records | Cat.№: SACD338

A unique Jazz album entitled The Jazz Side of The Moon is the next in Chesky Records series of newly recorded Jazz performances. The album is subtitled “The Music of Pink Floyd” and as you might guess, it presents a new take on the classic album The Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd.
Yahel-Moreno-Hoenig-Blake - Jazz Side of the Moon: Music of Pink Floyd

Yahel, Moreno, Hoenig, Blake - Jazz Side of the Moon: Music of Pink Floyd
Genre: Jazz | CUE + FLAC + JPG | lossless | 315Mb+5% recover
Label: Chesky Records | Year: 2008
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This is an somewhat unusual jazz trio, consisting of guitar, drums and Hammond organ replacing the acoustic bass. Brad Shepik plays guitar like a blend of John Scofield and Bill Frisell in a mellow mood, accompanied by Gary Versace on the Hammond and Tom Rainey on drums. The songs are all original compositions, and feature a set of mid tempo numbers, interspersed with ballads and slow waltzes.

Opus 5 - Tickle (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 1, 2015
Opus 5 - Tickle (2015)

Opus 5 - Tickle (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:39 min | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Despite busy schedules, the five co-leaders of Opus 5 - Seamus Blake, Alex Sipiagin, David Kikoski, Boris Kozlov and Donald Edwards - return once again with a fourth album, 'Tickle', a statement of great virtuosity, melodic integrity and rhythmic focus.