Yolanda Brown – Love Politics War (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Yolanda Brown
Album: Love Politics War
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 480 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Love Politics War, is the sophomore album release from the UK’s premier female saxophonist YolanDa Brown. The new album is a delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul… a new genre that YolanDa labels “Posh Reggae”. Following her biggest ever nationwide tour ‘Reggae Love Songs”, she went into the studio in London to record the album. YolanDa wanted an album that reflected the current climate of the world, with the underlying message that Love conquers all.
The album features an eclectic mix of special guests such as; Bill Laurance from award winning jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy, Saxophonist Casey Benjamin from the Robert Glasper Band, US soul singer Raheem Devaughn, 3x Grammy award winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, New York based trumpeter Keyon Harrold, Grammy award winning pianist Jon Cleary, Floacist from the award winning duo Floetry, UK soul singer Phebe Edwards and the renowned bassist and album producer Rick Leon James.
“Love Politics War” is released on CD, Double Vinyl and Digital.

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Zem Audu – Spirits (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Zem Audu
Album: Spirits
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 452 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Born in Nigeria, raised in London, and now living in Brooklyn, saxophonist Zem Audu possesses a deep well of influences to draw from for his debut recording. Inviting you to feel the atmosphere of the city streets, the blazing sunshine of the Caribbean, and the soulfulness of Nigerian culture, the visceral impact of his experiences with a wide-range of musical greatness – Jason Moran, Mike Stern, Hugh Masekela, and his international tours with the legendary Skatalites – is wildly evident on Spirits. Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York with guitarist Mike Stern, pianist Benito Gonzales, Ben Williams on bass and John Davis on drums, Audu’s eleven original compositions crackle with ingenuity, spirit, and groove as they celebrate the life experiences that inspired them.

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James Morrison – The Great American Songbook (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: James Morrison
Album: The Great American Songbook
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 398 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Jazz great James Morrison returns with an essential new album: timeless hits from The Great American Songbook, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart.

Performing on a range of instruments (including trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor sax and piano), Morrison brings his trademark virtuosity and flair to classics by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern and more. These tunes were originally made famous by many of the great singers of all time; for this album, Morrison especially commissioned arrangements that bring alive the melodies, styles and meanings that have made these songs so immortal and beloved.

These jazz ‘standards’ are close to Morrison’s heart: “I proposed to my wife by walking into the bathroom playing My Funny Valentine, Every Time We Say Goodbye was played at the funeral of a dear friend, Summertime was the first time I worked with a singer, A Foggy Day was the first song I performed in public on the piano (aged 10), and of course Duke Ellington answered the unanswerable question ‘what is jazz’? (It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing).”

James Morrison is regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation, with a distinguished career featuring collaborations with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles, invitations to perform at the world’s great venues and for multiple US presidents and Queen Elizabeth II, and pioneering education work. His collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra continues with a performance at the BBC Proms in August 2017.

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Ambrose Akinmusire – A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Ambrose Akinmusire
Album: A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 652 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward atmospheric post-bop. Born in Oakland, California, Akinmusire showed early promise in his teens, and gigged professionally while also playing in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble. Early encounters with such luminaries as saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman pushed Akinmusire to focus a keen eye on his own development. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and later his Master’s from the University of Southern California. Along the way, Akinmusire studied with such trumpet luminaries as master teacher Laurie Frink, Lew Soloff, and Terence Blanchard. Akinmusire has appeared as a sideman on many albums, including works by saxophonist Coleman, pianists Aaron Parks and Vijay Iyer, trombonist Josh Roseman, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and others. In 2007, Akinmusire won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. A year later he released his debut solo album, Prelude to Cora, on Fresh Sound New Talent. In 2011 Akinmusire returned with his sophomore album, When the Heart Emerges Glistening, on Blue Note Records. He then made session appearances on records by a wide array of artists, including David Binney’s Graylen Epicenter, Chris Dingman’s Waking Dreams, Baptiste Trotignon’s For a While, and Gerald Clayton’s Life Forum. His sophomore Blue Note date, The Imagined Savior Is Easier to Paint, was released in March of 2014. The following year, he contributed to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and joined Marcus Miller on the bassist’s Grammy-nominated Afrodeezia. In 2017, Akinmusire returned with the ambitious, two-disc concert album A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard. ~ Matt Collar

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