FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88 kHz | Time – 51:20 minutes | 1.01 GB | Genre: Jazz, Soul Official Digital Download – Source: hdtracks.com| Digital Booklet
Winner of 2004 Grammy® Awards for: · Record of the Year · Album of the Year · Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s · Best Gospel Performance · Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: · Best Pop Vocal Album · Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical · Best Surround Sound Album
GENIUS LOVES COMPANY stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career. A twelve-time Grammy® Award-winner and an original inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ray Charles, who has appeared on more than 250 recordings, is a true titan of 20th century music. On the multiple Grammy®-winning Genius Loves Company, Ray sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre, who have won a combined 79 Grammy® Awards, including Elton John, Van Morrison, Gladys Knight, B.B. King, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, and more. In addition to the remarkable music, the album is an audiophile’s dream, featuring production credits by some of the industry’s greatest (John Burk, Terry Howard, Phil Ramone, and Ed Thacker to name a few) and truly astonishing sonic engineering by Al Schmitt, Robert Hadley, Doug Sax, and more.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:46 minutes | 967 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz Official Digital Download – Source: hdtracks.com | Digital Booklet
Play On Words – a musical and lyrical masterpiece with Sara K. on vocals and four string guitar, makes its way through a number of styles, such as country and blues, and invigorates these rather staid genres with a new content and meaning.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | 661 MB | Genre: Blues Official Digital Download – Source: Linn Records | Cover
There could hardly be anyone more easy-going than Englishman Pete Alderton, who has put out what was described as blues album of the year. Soaked in the roots of British blues and enriched with its American and African counterparts, Alderton virtually plays himself into intoxication.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 49:05 minutes | 553 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz Official Digital Download – Source: qobuz.com | Digital Booklet
2004 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Vocals whose judges were none other than Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau and Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kellylee Evans began his career in earth soul pop.This Canadian Ottawa native Jamaica sign turn two albums that earned him a Gemini Award and the award for Best Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in 2007. Homecoming end of 2009 for this goddess velvet voice with the recording of the album Nina , beautiful tribute to the artist since it carries with it many years and for which she feels admiration particular, the great Nina Simone. Surrounded by François Moutin on bass, Marvin Sewell on guitar and Andre Ceccarelli on drums, Kellylee Evans and Nina just “start” a great jazz career.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:57 minutes | 1.39 GB | Genre: Rock Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
Chart History/Awards - One of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” - One of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. - “Down To You” won the GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompany Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement. - “Free Man In Paris” and “Help Me” reached the Top Five on the Billboard Hot 100. - Reached #2 on the Billboard 200. Court And Spark is the critically acclaimed sixth studio masterpiece by the iconic singer-songwriter. The well-received album features Mitchell blending her folk-rock style with jazz inspired influences. It includes the Top Five singles “Free Man In Paris” and “Help Me.” The hit, “Down To You,” earned Mitchell a GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement. Court And Spark is included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:35 minutes | 702 MB | Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
One of the greatest jazz masterpieces of all time, AFRICA BRASS frames Coltrane’s lyrical improvisation in explosive horn arrangements that include legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and free jazz innovator Eric Dolphy. Pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassists Reggie Workman and Art Davis underpin the orchestrations with propulsive energy that makes for one of the most exhilarating listens in jazz history. AFRICA BRASS shows the legendary tenor player at one of his greatest artistic heights and is an absolutely essential addition to any jazz-lover’s library.
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:39 minutes | 1.66 GB | Genre: Jazz Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
Mode For Joe is the influential saxophonist’s 1966 gem. It was his final Blue Note studio recording as a bandleader. Henderson is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Cedar Walton, double bassist Ron Carter and drummer Joe Chambers. The challenging repertoire showcases the unmatched talents of the ensemble. It features the standouts “Mode For Joe” and “Caribbean Fire Dance.”
Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Tony Reedus, Paul Gill – Sugar Hill – The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:46 minutes | 1.17 GB | Genre: Jazz Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
The acclaimed New York saxophonist Javon Jackson leads a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose collaboration began in 1938 and continued until Strayhorn’s death in 1967. Jackson is joined for this session by arranger/pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Tony Reedus. Together they perform well-known compositions such as “Caravan,” “Chelsea Bridge,” and “Lotus Blossom,” as well as tunes that are not usually played by quartets such as “In My Solitude.” The two soloists, Jackson and Hazeltine explore the bluesier and moodier side of Ellington’s music as well as ballads like “Warm Valley” and slightly more up-tempo tunes like “In a Sentimental Mood.”
“A player and writer with great respect for the melody, Hazeltine can be surprisingly inventive with the harmonic and rhythmic possibilities in a tune. Unobtrusive yet frequently exciting, Hazeltine always sounds as if he is digging what he’s playing, and his approach makes well-known tunes sound fresh….” – Aaron Steinberg, Jazz Times (more…)
George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb – 4 Generations Of Miles (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:08:33 minutes | 1.39 GB | Genre: Jazz Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
The night of May 12, 2002, may go down as another important milestone on the timeline of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Four musicians, each representing a different Miles Davis band from his ever-evolving career, came together at the club Makor in New York City to do what everybody said couldn’t be done—effectively fuse together elements of the radically different styles that Miles embodied over his 45 years of professional performance.
“The program is made up of staples . . . but the vitality with which they’re delivered proves that, in the hands of genuinely creative artists, even the most well-worn selections can sound fresh.” – Stereophile (more…)