Jneiro Jarel – Fauna

null

Jneiro Jarel returns with a new Brazilian-inspired LP for Kindred Spirits. Jneiro has always had a Brazilian streak to his music, but finally with “Fauna” he gets to create a whole album inspired by the home of the Seleção. Giving credit to his mother for turning him onto Sérgio Mendes, Tom Jobim, and Caetano Veloso at an early age, it was an inspired dig through the record collection of KS label don KC Tha Funkaholic, as well as discovering Arthur Verocai and Zuco 103, that put him in the headspace to compose most of Fauna over a three month period.

But while Jneiro was fired up by the melodies and rhythms of Brazil, the record is more than just a collection of beats and dusty samples. Dedicated to conservation, “Fauna” is made for the plants and wildlife in Brazil, many of them endangered and all of which have such a huge impact on the planet’s ecosystem. Scattered throughout the LP are the sounds of the rainforest and the Amazon, as tropical birds calls mix with dubby synths and cone-shaking sub bass, and phased vocals are panned around beats and Candomblé rhythms. Jneiro has created a unique sense of space on “Fauna”, which is at once hypnotic and spiritual, while also deep in the kind of studio-wizardry which has informed the stylings of so many beat producers around the world in recent years.

for more info and buy: myspace.com/jneirojarel

Tracklist

01. Voice Of The Kayapo
02. Castaju Cajunea
03. Amazonica
04. Rio De Jneiro (Jarumba)
05. Bird Charm
06. Wave Trip
07. Dabuwe
08. Indigo Eden
09. Fauna
10. Can You Computer Bruuhzeel
11. Monkey Hustle (Man On Fire)
12. See Them Cry (Painted Tears)

link removed

Supersci – Timelines

null

Supersci – classical hip hop aesthetics mixed with Northern melancholy.

Supersci, also known as Superscientifiku, have made a name for themselves as the jazziest constellation in Swedish hip hop. Their soulful music has one foot in the american east coast hiphop of the 90′s and the other one firmly planted in swedish jazz and folktone tradition. The texts are smart and cunning, and blend melancholy with humour in a laid back way.

Producer/emcee Arka and emcee Noun joined forces in 1996 and formed the group’s nucleus in 1996. After a few years, jazz cat Erik joined in, adding a more musical live feel. DJ Observe spins the wax. Female crew member Remedeeh is a constant collaborator in the studio and a permanent part of the Supersci live setting.

for more info and buy: www.flyphonic.com/supersci

Tracklist

01. Timelines
02. Revolutions (Feat. Henrik talnacke)
03. Snap Out Of It
04. Wristwatch
05. Sow To Reap
06. How Real Is Time
07. As Life Flashes By In Fast Forward
08. In The Now (Feat. Phonetik)
09. I Can Do Anything
10. Frozen Leaves
11. The Future Is Already Here
12. Where Have You Been (Feat. Phonetik)

link removed

Teebs – Ardour

null

Teebs is a Los Angeles-based artist and producer and this is his debut Lp. For more info and buy check:  myspace.com/teeeb

little preview:

Tracklist

01. You’ve Changed
02. Bound Ball
03. Double Fifths
04. While You Doooo
05. Moments
06. Burner
07. Wind Loop
08. Lakeshore Ave.
09. Arthur’s Birds
10. Gordon
11. Bern Rhythm
12. Felt Tip
13. King Bathtub
14. My Whole Life
15. Long Distance feat. Gaby Hernandez
16. Why Like This
17. Humming Birds
18. Autumn Antique

Link Removed in request of Teebs

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims – Tenor Conclave

null

This September 7, 1956 session is a loose blowing date that reprises the notion of a four saxophone concord as it was originally presented by the Four Brothers in Woody Herman’s boppish late ’40s big band, the Thundering Herd. Tenor brothers Al Cohn and Zoot Sims join forces with Hank Mobley and John Coltrane to depict the kind of good-natured, after hours cutting sessions that helped young improvisers determine how far they had come, and how much more work remained to be done. The superb rhythm section of Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor helps make Tenor Concalve more than just another exercise in technical bluster. As he did with Miles Davis, pianist Garland custom tailors his accompaniment to fit the style of each soloist, while bassist Chambers offers the kind of matchless harmonic and rhythmic virtuosity that made his name synonymous with modern jazz bass playing in the late ’50s. Dig how they team with drummer Taylor to urge on each soloist on Mobley’s title tune, and when they go to Chambers for two choruses of expressively bowed bass, the groove never lags or falters. “Just You, Just Me” offers up a modern set of chord changes to navigate (Monk’s tricky melody “Evidence.”) The ensemble work suggests the warm interplay of the original Four Brothers, and Mobley’s simmering rhythmic ideas and burnished sound function as a prelude for Zoot Sims’ garrulous Lesterisms, and floating rhythmic ideas. Coltrane enters with a hard, keening cry, the ideas rapidly unfurling in the harmonic wind tunnel of his imagination. He holds things in check enough to accommodate Cohn’s contrasting timbre and rhythm style, and all four players display enormous empathy during their concluding round-robin exchanges.

Tracklist

01. Tenor Conclave
02. Just You, Just Me
03. Bob’s Boys
04. How Deep Is The Ocean

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEGAUPLOAD
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Dexter Gordon Quintet – Ladybird

null

Dexter Gordon is considered to be the first musician to translate the language of Bebop to the tenor saxophone. Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Kenny Drew (piano); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (double bass); Alex Reil (drums).

Tracklist

01. Ladybird
02. So What
03. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
04. Blues

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Red Garland Quintet – Soul Junction

null

While the late Red Garland is best-known and fondly remembered as the pianist for the Miles Davis Quintet in the mid-1950s, he also had a career of his own. Garland’s style was a gregarious balance of the sophistication of bebop and the earthiness of the blues. Soul Junction, recorded in 1950, is Garland leading a group featuring Davis bandmate John Coltrane and soon-to-be-rising-trumpet-star (in the late ’50s/early ’60s) Donald Byrd. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable hard bop jaunt through a Garland original and four familiar standards, with Coltrane laying down his near-torrential “sheets of sound” and Byrd playing Mr. Cool to ‘Trane’s soul and fire. Art Taylor keeps things swinging crisply and Garland, as usual, is masterful (but never in a show-off manner).

Tracklist

01. Soul Junction
02. Woody’n You
03. Birk’s Works
04. I’ve Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
05. Hallelujah

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Archie Whitewater – Archie Whitewater

null

little preview:

Tracklist

01. Don’t Be Short
02. Northstar
03. Mist Of The Early
04. Life Is A River
05. Friends and Neighbors
06. Country To The City
07. Home Again
08. Cross Country
09. Lament For The Walking
10. Seacost
11. Hulk

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Al Grey – Snap Your Fingers

null

Trombonist Al Grey is joined by emerging young tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell on this pair of 1962 sessions. The first five tracks also feature trumpeter Dave Burns and obscure pianist Floyd Morris. “Nothing But the Truth” is smoldering up-tempo blues with a bit of a gospel flavor, while Morris gets into the groove of the mid-tempo “Three-Fourth Blues.” Mitchell especially shines on Melba Liston’s soulful ballad “Just Waiting.” The three tracks from the earlier session feature Donald Byrd on trumpet and Herbie Hancock on piano. Also here is the slashing hard bop composition “Minor on Top.” Another Liston piece, “African Lady,” is complex and showcases Grey’s sensitive solo. There’s not a bad track on this recommended album.

Tracklist

01. Nothing But The Truth
02. Three-Fourth Blues
03. Just Waiting
04. R.B.Q.
05. On Green Dolphin Street
06. Minor On Top
07. African Lady
08. Hi-Fly

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Herbie Mann – Glory Of Love

null

Herbie Mann’s soulful flute meets the breezy production values of CTI/A&M, for a good set of tracks that have a light easy feel to them, and a nice post-bossa groove! The set includes a good cover of “Upa, Neguinho”, plus “Love Is Stronger Far Than We”, “The Letter”, “In & Out”, and “No Use Crying”. Arrangements by Roy Glover, Herb Bernstein, and Herbie himself

Tracklist

01. No Use Crying
02. Hold On, I’m Coming
03. Glory Of Love
04. Unchain My Heart
05. House Of The Rising Sun
06. The Letter
07. Upa, Neguinho
08. Love Is Stronger Far Than We
09. Oh, How I Want To Love
10. In and Out

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Donald Byrd – Royal Flush

null

In the early 1960s, long before he’d pursue a funkier, electric direction, Donald Byrd was one of the leading trumpeters on the American jazz scene. Recorded in autumn 1961, Royal Flush is hard-swinging and deep-grooving hard bop. It does, however, point to aspects of jazz’s future contributed by a young Herbie Hancock and the inventive drumming of Billy Higgins.

Tracklist

01. Hush
02. I’m A Fool To Want You
03. Jorgie’s
04. Shangri-la
05. 6 M’s 6
06. Requiem

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Julius Brockington – Sophisticated Funk

null

Funky keyboard tracks from Julius Brockington – a mad early 70s figure who not only cut some wild funk, but who also ended up doing a fair bit of gospel work in later years. This set’s a good bit of stoner funk tracks – in the wilder mode of the Perception/Today label – and it’s got production by Boo Frazier and Patrick Adams that is very “hands off” when it comes to Brockington’s keys. The track list includes covers of some soul stuff like “Rock Steady” and “Do Your Thing” (which is done in a nice long version), plus a good original called “Cold Water”.

Tracklist

01. Let’s Stay Together
02. Rock Steady
03. Since I Fell For You
04. Cold Water
05. If You Really Love Me
06. Old Fashion Love Song
07. Got To Be There
08. Do Your Thing

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Cro-Magnon – Plays

null

A killer concept from Cro-Magnon – a set that has the contemporary combo taking on a host of funky classics from years back! The style here is wonderfully laidback – lots of Fender Rhodes spun out with long, lean, easygoing lines – mixed with a bit of piano at points too, all in the chunky modes we’ve always loved in Cro-Magnon’s music – but almost even better here than before, given the classic twist! Wicked stuff that almost single-handedly revives the CTI generation – with tracks that include “Remind Me”, “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”, “Red Clay”, “If You Want Me To Stay”, “The Sweetest Taboo”,and “Dancer”.

little preview:

Tracklist

01. Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard)
02. Tell Me A Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock)
03. If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & The Family Stone)
04. Remind Me (Patrice Rushen)
05. If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & The Family Stone
06. The Sweetest Taboo (Sade)
07. For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder)
08. Dancer (Tatsuro Yamashita)

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble “Deliver the Word” feat Aloe Blacc

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble and Aloe Blacc pay tribute to Guru. They perform an arrangement of Gang Starr’s “Betrayal”, enjoy!

Samon Kawamura – Unfold

null

Unfold, the successor of Translations (Samon ´s debut-album released on Nesola in the middle of 2007), came into existence. The most obvious difference in comparison with its predecessor is the participation of vocalists/rappers, whose selection nearly seems to follow a concept.
With Madlib´ s brother OH NO and Aloe Blacc two Stonesthrow-artists stood in front of the mic. The contributions of Om’Mas Keith (SA-RA Creative Partners) and the producing MC Ta’Raach fit in the picture as well with regard to the creative backgrounds and interests, the whole thing being rounded out by Kev Brown from the Jazzy Jeff-camp and Laura López Castro.

With Unfold there nearly is a balance between songs with and without vocals. The message being articulated by the lyrical contributions to the songs is basically characterized by passion for the art form and some kind of authentic and serious contemplation on the subject matter.

for more info and buy: www.samonkawamura.com

Tracklist

01. Intro
02. Sugar Hill feat. Om’Mas (from SA-RA Creative Partners)
03. Love And Sex
04. Still Significant Feat. Kev Brown
05. 0804-005
06. Right Here Feat. Oh No
07. Morioka Sunset (JS Love)
08. Night Will Fall
09. Interlude
10. Try Feat. Aloe Blacc
11. Let’s Do It
12. Lovelude Feat. Ta’Raach
13. Get Down Feat. Ta’Raach
14. No Te Puedo Ver Feat. Laura López Castro
15. Y.W.A.G.D.
16. Cp2sk Feat. Christian Prommer
17. Playground
18. Outro

link removed

Mochilla Presents Timeless Suite For Ma Dukes

null

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer /arragens who have influenced hip-hop i nthe most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla’s unmistakable style.

James Yancey, better know as J Dilla was born in Detroit. His work as a producer has a defining role in hiphop. He produced for A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson. At 32 he passed away in Los Angeles in the care of his motre, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey of lupus related illness. Miquel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchesta featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This Premiere performance left many in the sold out crowd in tears.

The box set will be an extremely limited and numbered edition of 4,000, which will include full liner notes, a free poster exclusive only to this box set, extra features, songs and slideshows of images used in the presentation. Some stores are out of stock, the mochilla’s site seems have copies so you can buy it here: www.mochilla.com/timeless

this is a dvd-rip, many thanks to the guys who sent this in mail ;)

Tracklist

01. Morning Order
02. Antiquity
03. Le Yatching
04. Untitled / Fantastic
05. Gobstopper
06. Take Notice
08. Affolements Granitiques
09. Don’t Nobody Care About Us
10. Jealousy
11. Hoc N Pucky
12. Angel (Dwele)
13. Reminisce (Bilal)
14. Stakes Is High (Posdnous / Talib Kweli/+more)
14. Fall In Love (Illa J/+more)

RAPIDSHARE:
link removed PART1
link removed PART2
link removed PART3
link removed PART4

MEDIAFIRE:
link removed PART1
link removed PART2
link removed PART3
link removed PART4

Flying Lotus – Pattern+Grid World

null

As postmodernist space odysseys go, Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma has confidently weaved itself into the lineage of Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra’s Strange Strings, Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth and Afrika Bambaata’s Planet Rock…

While Cosmogramma is a monolithic convergence of 20th and 21st century musical forms, high in concept and wide in musical collaboration, Pattern+Grid World pulls the focus back to Steven Ellison and his machines.

for more info and buy: www.warp.net

Tracklist

01. Clay
02. Kill Your Co-Workers
03. Pie0Face
04. Time Vampires
05. Jurassic Notion/M Theory
06. Camera Day
07. Physics For Everyone!

link removed

Freddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits

null

Freddie Hubbard’s “Blue Spirits” is his unrecognized masterpiece. With a four-horn front line and a surging rhythm section, he crafts brilliant compositions and voices them for maximum impact. Hubbard, James Spaulding, Joe Henderson and Hank Mobley solo with fire and passion. Added to the original album are two tunes from the following year with Henderson and Herbie Hancock.

Tracklist

01. Soul Surge
02. Blue Spirits
03. Outer Forces
04. Cunga Black
05. Jodo
06. The Melting Pot (Bonus Track)
07. True Colors (Bonus Track)

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Maurizio Giammarco e Andrea Centazzo – Davanti e Oltre La Soglia

null

Tracklist

01. Musica Originale dal Film della Mia Vita
02. Shapperpie
03. Il Filosofo
04. Ti Ho Portata fra le Nuvole
05. Davanti e Oltre la Soglia
06. Dkas
07. Flash on the Rock Scene
08. Canzone per Carla
09. Moruzzo-Sensazioni della Campagna
10. Relaxin’ at Borgo Treppo

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Sun Ra Quartet – New Steps

null

New Steps is one of several albums done with this basic lineup in January of 1978. This album is billed to the Sun Ra Quartet, but it sounds like there’s a bass player present on at least some of the cuts (it could be Ra, but he’d need three hands). There are two standards amongst a program of Ra originals, and things get started with a stellar version of “My Favorite Things.” The music quickly takes its only sharp turn toward outer space as Ra introduces listeners to “Moon People,” the only track where Ra emphasizes synthesizer over piano. “Sun Steps” is a slow tune featuring some beautiful piano playing from Sun Ra. In fact, the remainder of the album is on the mellow side (“When There Is No Sun” is the only track with vocals), and features some great statements by John Gilmore and Ra. Michael Ray is in fine form as well, if somewhat less exuberant than usual. With such a small group, solo space is ample, and Luqman Ali’s understated drumming really holds things together nicely. New Steps is another fabulous release from Sun Ra, but all the Horo albums can be difficult to find.

Tracklist

01. My Favorite Things
02. Moon People
03. Sun Steps
04. Exactly Like You
05. Friend & Friendship
06. Rome At Twilight
07. When There Is No Sun
08. The Horo

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Gianluigi Trovesi & WDR Big Band – Dedalo

null

Gianluigi Trovesi has doubtlessly been influenced by African-American musicians from Armstrong and Ellington to Bird and Ornette. “Dedalo”, an outstanding collaboration between Trovesi and Germany’s renowned WDR Big Band, features brilliantly orchestrated and executed versions of Trovesi “classics” that were previously recorded in smaller formations.

Tracklist

01. Hercab
02. Herbop Fragment
03. Herbop
04. Dance For A King Fragment
05. Now I Can
06. Dance For A King Fragment
07. From G To G
08. Scotch
09. Dance For The East No.2
10. Dance For A King Fragment
11. Dedalo
12. Hercab Live

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEGAUPLOAD
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Page 1 of 41234