Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures

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Hailing from the tight-knit disco and house music scene in Melbourne and taking elements from an acoustic past, Chet Faker is shrouded in secrecy, hidden behind an alias and disguised by a beard. On ‘Thinking In Textures’, Chet Faker has carved out a unique style that fuses personal stories of love and loss with an electronica soul that reaches far beyond his homeland.

Fore more info and buy check: www.chetfaker.com

Tracklist

01. I’m Into You
02. Terms and Conditions
03. No Diggity
04. Love and Feeling
05. Cigarettes and Chocolate
06. Solo Sunrise
07. Everything I Wanted

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Etta Jones – Don’t Go To Strangers

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Don’t Go to Strangers was Etta Jones’ first album for the independent jazz label Prestige when it was released in 1960 (having been recorded in a single session on June 21 of that year), and although Jones had been releasing records since 1944, including a dozen sides for RCA in 1946 and an album for King Records in 1957, she was treated as an overnight sensation when the title tune from the album went gold, hitting the Top 40 on the pop charts and reaching number five on the R&B charts. An elegant ballad on an album that had several of them, including the masterful “If I Had You” and a marvelous reading of “All the Way,” a song usually identified with Frank Sinatra, “Don’t Go to Strangers” featured Jones’ airy, bluesy phrasing and uncanny sense of spacing, and was very much a jazz performance, making its success on the pop charts all the more amazing. Listen to Jones’ restructuring of the melody to the opening track, the old chestnut “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” to hear a gifted jazz singer sliding and shifting the tone center of a song like a veteran horn player, all the while leaving the melody still recognizable, but refreshing it until it stands revealed anew. Apparently there were no additional tracks cut at the session, since bonus material has never surfaced on any of the album’s subsequent reissues, although that’s hardly a problem, because as is, Don’t Go to Strangers is a perfect gem of a recording. ~ Steve Leggett

Personnel: Etta Jones (vocals); Etta Jones; George Duvivier (upright bass); Skeeter Best (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Richard Wyands (piano); Roy Haynes (drums).

Tracklist

01. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
02. Don’t Go to Strangers
03. I Love Paris
04. Fine and Mellow
05. Where or When
06. If I Had You
07. On the Street Where You Live
08. Something to Remember You By
09. Bye Bye Blackbird
10. All the Way

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Roy Ayers – Virgo Vibes

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Long before becoming an acid jazz icon and figurehead to a new generation of hip-hop and house artists, Roy Ayers was a promising young jazz vibraphonist. His second solo album and Atlantic debut, is a vital root note for all future keepers of the funk. Includes 2 previously unreleased tracks ‘Mine Boyd’ & ‘Number Seven’.

Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Charles Tolliver (trumpet); Ronald Clark (piano); Carr (drums).

Tracklist

01. The Ringer
02. Ayerloom
03. In The Limelight
04. Virgo Vibes
05. Glow Flower
06. Mine Royd
07. Number Seven

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The Terence Blanchard Group – Choices

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Famed trumpeter Terence Blanchard, one of today’s most influential jazz musicians, presents his Concord Jazz debut, Choices; an extraordinary piece of work that addresses the choices we all make in life – both as a society and on a personal level. The album features longstanding Blanchard band members Fabian Almazan on piano, Derrick Hodge on saxophone, Kendrick Scott on drums, Lionel Loueke on guitar and Walter Smith III on saxophone – all of whom significantly contributed to the album’s compositions. Featured guest artists include Dr. Cornel West [famed writer, speaker, educator and activist] and Bilal [singer, musician, composer]. Choices was recorded live at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans from March 5-8, 2009.

Tracklist

01. Byus
02. Beethoven
03. D’S Choice
04. Journey
05. Hacia del Aire
06. Jazz Man in the World of Ideas
07. Him or Me
08. Choices
09. Hugs (Historically Underrepresented Groups)
10. Winding Roads
12. When Will You Call
12. A New Note
13. A New World (Created Inside the Walls of Imagination)
14. Touched By An Angel
15. Robin’s Choice

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Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation Vol. 3

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We are proud to announce our 3rd installment of our Beat Submission Compilation, which features talented producers from all over the world sampling the vast catalog of Roy Ayers, as he is a proven inspiration to musicians, producers, dj’s and beat makers world wide. Since this is our 3rd compilation, and we have released the other two compilations exactly four months apart, that means that we have been doing our beat submissions process for an entire year! When we started the call for submissions, we knew we would get some great material, but who would have thought that we would have received enough material to release a different instrumental every week for over a year and counting? Not only have we had the blessing of exposing some great talents, we have also made some friends along the way, developing some great relationships with some of our participants. It has been a pleasure to be able to feature these producers’ great work, as well demonstrate the magnificence of Roy Ayers’ music and it’s ability to transcend cultures, languages, and nationalities. The beat submission compilations are proof of just that.

Before we present the link, we would like to thank our supporters, our site visitors, and the people who made this compilation possible, as well as the people who make the Roy Ayers Project possible, and of course, Roy Ayers himself. Below is the one-click download to the Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Vol. 3.

For more info check: www.royayersproject.com

Tracklist

01. Gadget – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Gadget Remix)
02. Black Noi$e – Everythang Off
03. Soul Starr – LoopInn
04. chris△re – Dreamt
05. Hiroshi Saito aka BOB – Slow
06. Knx. – DntKnx
07. Buscrates – Funky Good Feeling
08. Raez – Keep
09. EvildDewer – Summer
10. chris△re – Stairway
11. Mystro – U sEND mE
12. Linus – Turnaround
13. RenRok – What The People Still Say
14. Vante Soul
15. Geeman aka Grand Ear – World Full Of Sadness
16. FC THE TRUTH – I Came Back
17. Illa Recon – High Feel
18. Vapor Maché – Release
19. Jazzy Gentle – Smiling A Tear
20. Shuten – Warm Vibes
21. SaL GuoD & RexXx – Bouncin’ Returns
22. Robert Redeye – Some More
23. Linus – Inalifetime
24. Skim – Watineed
25. Mystro – When I See U

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S.Maharba – S.​Maharba

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S.Maharba’s S/T album has become a bit of music folklore. Originally released on two seperate labels, on two seperate formats between ’08 and ’10, original vinyl pressings (only 100) and cassettes (only 50) of the LP have demanded upwards of $100, to $250 per copy online. The sound is infectious, dusty, deep and full of boom-bap. A must-have introduction into the world of S.Maharba.

For more info and buy check: www.smaharba.com

Tracklist

01. Girls On The Roof
02. Jacket Switch
03. Something In The Way She Moves
04. Nice To Meet You
05. Afternoon
06. Briefcase Found
07. Heels
08. Girls In Pearls
09. French Maid
10. When I Go To Sleep

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Samon Kawamura – Thaima: Spur Of The Moment #1

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After two long play albums – “Translations” (2007) and “Unfold” (2008) – HipHop producer Samon Kawamura is back with his “Spur of the Moment” series; a collection of impromptu beats, whose essence lies in their spontaneity. In this series, Kawamura acts on impulse, capturing raw experiences and fleeting moments of inspiration and building beats which embody them; anything from a flash of insight whilst in the studio to encounters whilst travelling the world. In order to preserve these transient moments as quickly as possible Kawamura headed straight to the drawing board and created sounds – “Spur of the Moment” is the result. Unrehearsed and true to Kawamura’s roots. THAIMA is the first instalment of the series; 25 tracks inspired by vintage sounds from Thailand. Simply put, Kawamura has taken classics sounds from Bangkok’s street kitchens and infused them with his own HipHop flavours. Dinner is served.

For more info and buy check: www.samonkawamura.com

Tracklist

01. Good Morning Bangkok
02. Chatuchak
03. Thaima
04. Riots
05. Thai Mama
06. Club Siam
07. Peoples Song
08. You Want
09. Digital High
10. Walk
11. Don’t Cry
12. Tuk Tuk
13. You
14. Natty Fu Shake
15. Grandma’s Story
16. Cookin’
17. Phony Politics
18. Keep It Moving
19. Willow Weep
20. Oystersauce And Dance
21. Lektro Khon
22. Lom Sak Bounce
23. The Wip
24. Siam Shaft
25. Good Bye Chiang Mai

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HW&W VOL. 1

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We’ve admittedly stayed real low key since our label’s inception. Truth be told, all of us over here behind the scenes at HW&W are just a bunch of lazy bastards. Now that we’re getting our shit together (sorta), here is the 1st of many HW&W compilations and this one is for free too! Not because we wanted to do something for the fans but because we didn’t think any of you would buy it. But really tho, we just thought we’d do this cuz without all of you rocking with Huh What & Where, none of this would be happening. Big ups to Juj for giving us his worst track he’s made recently and great thanks to Mike Gao for forgetting to send us a replacement for his track cuz he wanted to save this one for his album. Also special thanks to Papa Joe for allowing Sango, Koen, & Tek.lun to appear on this compilation, but most of all for his unquestioned dedication to #oceanswag. On a more somber note, we have a major beef going on between Elaquent and Ta-ku right now. Lives have been lost, triangles have been drawn…I just hope this serves as a way of bringing you guys closer and ending the violence.

Tracklist

01. Ackryte – Going
02. Al Patron – For One Night
03. Bahwee – All Talk
04. Co. Fee – La Da Di
05. Elaquent – Pasta Suace
06. Evil Needle – warp Drive
07. Juj – Micro Twist
08. Koen – 993
09. Mike Gao – Magic7
10. Ohbliv – Bahdiyap
11. Sango – CMPTBL
12. Ta-ku – Pokyo
13. Tek.lun – I.O.U.

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Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead

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Straight Ahead was recorded in 1961 and was Abbey Lincoln’s fifth album in as many years. Though she was only 31 when this set was recorded, Lincoln already possessed great confidence and a powerfully emotive voice. She’s surrounded by a superlative cast of players, including Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, and Julian Priester. As Lincoln shifts from playfulness to melancholy, and anger to romance, the band is right with her. The rhythmic support is supple and the soloing is full of emotional resonance and invention, free of needless filigree. One highlight takes place in “When Malindy Sings” (a song based on a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar), as Dolphy’s flute flies in after the conclusion of Little’s trumpet solo. Though Abbey Lincoln’s entire catalog is particularly strong, this album deserves special attention. (cduniverse)

Personnel: Abbey Lincoln (vocals); Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton (tenor saxophone); Booker Little (trumpet); Julian Priester (trombone); Eric Dolphy (reeds); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Davis (bass); Max Roach (drums); Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley (congas).

Tracklist

01. Straight Ahead
02. When Malindy Sings
03. In the Red
04. Blue Monk
05. Left Alone
06. African Lady
07. Retribution

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Massimo Biolcati – Persona

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For several years, bassist Massimo Biolcati has provided strong support for a variety of acclaimed jazz artists, including Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, Ravi Coltrane, Paquito D’Rivera, and Lionel Loueke. Now, with the release of Persona on ObliqSound, Biolcati takes a giant stride into the spotlight as a leader. The album is titled in homage to the classic Ingmar Bergman film, and thematically structured in two sections to reflect the film’s concept of duality. Persona is a dual portrait of Biolcati’ s strengths as performer and composer.

Personnel: Massimo Biolcati (bass); Jeff Ballard (drums); Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals); Peter Rende (piano, vocals); Lizz Wright (vocals, track 6); Gretchen Parlato (vocals, track 8).

Tracklist

01. The Beginning
02. Deconstruction
03. Wise Way
04. Transference
05. TT (in memoriam Take Toriyama)
06. Winterhoude
07. Hopeless Dream To Be
08. Clouds
09. Under July
10. Scandinavia

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George Braith – Extension

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Pushing to the side the double sax that became his trademark, George Braith turned in his strongest record with Extension. Largely freed from the restraints of the dueling horns, Braith is able to explore the outer reaches of his music. He still remains grounded in soul-jazz — any guitar-organ combo is bound to have soul-jazz roots — but he pushes the music toward adventurous hard bop, often with rewarding results. His compositions are fully realized, with interesting melodic statements and plenty of opportunities for him and mainstays Grant Green on guitar and Billy Gardner on organ to stretch out. And when Braith does reach back for the double-sax technique, such as on the title track, it works because its otherwordly tone is better suited to this searching, adventurous music, than on the more basic fare that dominated Two Souls in One. The double horns do make Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” sound a little awkward, but even that song is redeemed by excellent solos. Nevertheless, it’s the originals, and the way the quartet of Braith, Green, Gardner, and drummer Clarence Johnston executes them, that make Extension the definitive Braith album. (allmusic)

Personnel: George Braith (saxophone); Billy Gardner (organ); Grant Green (guitar); Clarence Johnston (drums).

Tracklist

01. Nut City
02. Ethlyn’s Love
03. Out Here
04. Extension
05. Sweetville
06. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

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Tribe – Rebirth

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Detroit deep jazz legends Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave and Doug Hammond collaborate with Detroit hero Carl Craig to explore more deep afro-jazz territory! Pioneering techno Dj, Carl Craig has been weaving a jazz thread through the fabric of his music for many years, including his work with the Innerzone Orchestra in the mid 1990′s as well as his critically accliamed ‘Detoit Experiment’ which brought together jazz, funk, Motown, Hip Hop and electronic musicians. Carl Craig has reunited the original Tribe members on ‘Rebirth’ aswell as inviting new artists along the way; keyboardist Amp Fiddler, drummers Karriem Riggins and Gayelynn McKinney (Harold’s daughter!), bassists Ralphe Armstrong and many more. The results are amazing with Carl Craig adding his futuristic space-like synths to Phil Ranelin’s trombone-led classic ‘Vibes From The Tribe’, ‘Rebirth’ retains its original funk infused spritual jazz magic first created in the 1970′s whilst incorporating a fresh new sound! (soundsoftheuniverse.com)

Personnel: Joan Belgrave (vocals); John Arnold (guitar); Keith Kaminski (saxophone); Mark Byerly (trumpet); John Rutherford (trombone); The Motor City Horns (horns); Kelvin Sholar (Fender Rhodes piano); Amp Fiddler, Pamela Wise (keyboards); Gayelynn Mckinney, Karriem Riggins (drums); Humberto “Andres” Hernandez (congas).

Tracklist

01. Livin’ In A New Day
02. Glue Finger
03. Denekas Chant
04. Vibes From The Tribe
05. Son Of Tribe
06. Jazz On The Run
07. Ride
08. Lesli
09. 13th And Senate
10. Where Am I

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Mar – Seeing Her Naked EP

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Mostly known for his work with producer Full Crate, Mar has lent his sexy and mesmerizing vocals to dozens of projects, including the five track digital and vinyl release “Conversations With Her” EP (2010) and the well received Mar Variations series. Throughout “Seeing Her Naked”, Mar reaches into the abstract realms of R&B through his songwriting and melodies. Each track displays an honest portrayal of his current musical position.

For more info check: www.marmusic.net

Tracklist

01. Some To Remember
02. My Absolute
03. Our Attempt
04. Understand The Game
05. Her Past

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Corinne Bailey Rae – I Would Like To Call It Beauty (Freddie Joachim Reprise)

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New track from Freddie Joachim, enjoy!

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Knxwledge – karma​.​loops​.​prt2

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Another one from Knxwledge, enjoy! 128kbps quality su buy HQ here > gloof.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. Hai[$100nytemayrs]
02. [Lets]TalkAbtit
03. KntSaynthnBut
04. Hordlyhood
05. Stripes[DntRealii]

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Full Crate & Jesse Boykins III – Her Throne

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Collaboration between Full Crate & Jesse Boykins III , this is the product of musical exchanges both prior and post their admission to the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy and shows off the signiture attributes of both talents.

128kbps buy HQ here > kilawattmusic.bandcamp.com

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fLako – Leftovers

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fLako just released eleven leftovers from 2008, enjoy! For more info check: www.kwatro.info

Tracklist

01. Finger On The Pony
02. Shoosh
03. Transition
04. Psico
05. Fresh Air
06. Elsewhere
07. Wander
08. Rehuscope
09. Bangstar
10. Hobby Jam
11. Erekari

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Question “Sure Thing”

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Good track from Question, enjoy!

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Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans – Know What I Mean?

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Alto saxist Cannonball Adderly and pianist Bill Evans, bandmates on Miles Davis’s epochal Kind of Blue, were band leaders by the time they teamed up in 1961 for this moody, yet lyrical, date. Though remastered with state-of-the-art digital technology, Riverside has kept the original artwork and liner notes, maintaining the flavor of this classic jazz LP. Adderly’s robust, bluesy tone and buoyant phrasing make for an interesting contrast to Evans’s rainy-day introspection. Coupled with the light touch of drummer Connie Kay and the gentle probing of bassist Percy Heath, the music projects a sophisticated and relaxed mood. On the sensitive ballads, such as “Goodbye” and “Elsa,” Adderly reveals his after-hours side, reveling in the fullness of his rich sound. –Wally Shoup

Tracklist

01. Waltz for Debby
02. Goodbye
03. Who Cares? (Take 5)
04. Who Cares? (Take 4)
05. Venice
06. Toy
07. Elsa
08. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
09. Know What I Mean? (Re-Take 7)
10. Know What I Mean? (Take 12)

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The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool

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A much admired and loved man, of all the many brilliant orchestration projects this was his finest in his own right. He teases us with the opening of ‘La Nevada’ until the gorgeous repeated four-bar riff finally bursts on our ears with orgasmic delight. There are wonderful brass solos from John Coles, Tony Studd and Budd Johnson and a bass showcase for Ron Carter. As the opening track peters out after 15 minutes the listener enjoys the smug realization that there are a further four outstanding pieces to come.

Gil Evans Orchestra: Gil Evans (arranger, conductor, piano); Budd Johnson (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eddie Caine, Ray Beckenstein (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo); Johnny Coles, Phil Sunkel (trumpet); Keg Johnson, Jimmy Knepper (trombone); Tony Studd (bass trombone); Bill Barber (tuba); Bob Tricarico (flute, piccolo, bassoon); Ray Crawford (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones (drums, percussion).

Tracklist

01. La Nevada
02. Where Flamingos Fly
03. Bilbao Song
04. Stratusphink
05. Sunken Treasure
06. Sister Sadie

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