Artist:
Title: The Ultimate Main Point ’75
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Rox Vox [RV2CD2055]
Genre: Rock
Quality: 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 2:34:12
Total Size: 353 mb / 900 mb
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Bruce Springsteen, live at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA on 5th February 1975. The Ultimate Edition. Previous releases of this legendary performance have all suffered from a major dip in sound quality on disc two, until now! This Ultimate edition now features the second set in superb fidelity, making this the definitive release of this show. This epic gig was a benefit for the Main Point coffeehouse. Boasting early versions of several tracks from Springsteen s forthcoming breakthrough Born To Run album (including Thunder Road under its original title, Wings For Wheels), as well as rare performances of Back In The USA by Chuck Berry and I Want You by Bob Dylan, it has been described as one of the most outstanding performances of his career. Originally broadcast on the local WMMR-FM radio station, it s presented here together with background notes and images.


:: TRACKLIST ::

Disc 1
1. Intro By Ed Sciaky / Incident On 57th Street
2. Mountain Of Love
3. Born To Run
4. The E Street Shuffle
5. Wings For Wheels (Thunder Road)
6. I Want You
7. Spirit In The Night
8. She’s The One
9. Growin’ Up
10. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
11. Jungleland

Disc 2
1. Kitty‘s Back
2. Radio Announcer
3. New York City Serenade
4. Shout Outs
5. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
6. Intro To…
7. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
8. A Love So Fine (Including Shout)
9. For You (Solo Piano)
10. Back In The USA

Harris Eisenstadt – Canada Day (2009)

Harris Eisenstadt - Canada Day (2009)

Artist:
Title: Canada Day
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: Clean Feed
Genre: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue, log)
Total Time: 56:16
Total Size: 345 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Don’t Gild The Lilly (06:38)
02. Halifax (06:51)
03. After An Outdoor Batch (07:06)
04. And When To Come Back (09:20)
05. Keep Casting Rods (06:59)
06. Kategeeper (06:34)
07. Ups And Down (05:37)
08. Every Day Is Canada Day (07:11)

The second recording released in 2009 by Harris Eisenstadt contrasts greatly with his previous effort, Guewel, which consisted of progressive, horn-oriented treatments of African popular music. Canada Day is a celebration of his native country, and as the Canadian goose signifies on the cover, the music is symbolic of freedom, flight, and artistry. Much more in the modern jazz arena, the music reflects both neo-bop and creative improvised styles with a very talented quintet of young and experienced players. Tenor saxophonist Matt Bauder, trumpeter Nate Wooley, and bassist Eivind Opsvik have all led their own dates, while promising vibraphonist Chris Dingman is a new and welcome name on the scene. A composer of great depth and diversity, Eisenstadt proves a fine trap drummer for this recording, and a formidable bandleader who deserves more recognition in both areas. Pieces like “Don’t Gild the Lilly” and “Keep Casing Rods” both display a love for post-modern mainstream jazz, the former in a mysterious N.Y.C. neo-bop with clockwork rhythms and new inventions from Dingman, the latter a singsong swinger with nice horn unity in hushed, fluid tones, and a tacked-on duet between the saxophonist and drummer. Bauder is a player who is growing by leaps and bounds after time spent with Anthony Braxton, showing no discernible influences, finding his own voice. His solemn, understated tone during “Halifax” sets a definite tone, while with Wooley during “After an Outdoor Bath,” his funky, angular tones like sideways rain is akin to the best Ornette Coleman/Don Cherry harmelodic mood. The group coasts on “And When to Come Back” like nonchalant homing pigeons who have done this reverse pilgrimage many times before, and the modified waltz “Ups & Downs,” is ever changing in dynamics, indicative of the title, includes a fine solo from the opulent Opsvik, and is one of Eisenstadt’s better composed works. “Kategeeper” is clearly a paean to a flighty member of the female sex, a harder-edged, mixed-message funk with spiky, emotion-saturated lines. The cohesion of the ensemble, glued by the steady, steaming, streaming rhythms of Eisenstadt, keeps the listener focused and compelled to hear more. Canada Day is not just for North Americans, but an impressive studio date that should also be heard live in performance. As it is, this is a strong candidate for Top Ten status in the category of best jazz CDs of 2009, with Guewel equally viable in the world music category.

Thee Fine Lines – Take a Moment (2018)

Thee Fine Lines - Take a Moment (2018)

Artist:
Title: Take a Moment
Year Of Release: 2018
Label: Sweet Time
Genre: Garage Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 8:02
Total Size: 37,7 Mb
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Sweet Time Records’ first release! Art by the legendary Chris Imlay. Thee Fine Lines play raw rock & roll music. They played their first show on Halloween and continue to release records and play shows. They have toured the US and Europe and have released records on labels in the US, Germany, Sweden, and Canada.

Track List
[02:09] 01. Thee Fine Lines – Wish You’d Go Away
[01:58] 02. Thee Fine Lines – I’m The Man For You
[01:52] 03. Thee Fine Lines – You’re Kinda Outta My Mind
[02:02] 04. Thee Fine Lines – Take A Moment

Jan Kobow – Seckendorff: Lieder from Goethe's Weimar (2000)

Jan Kobow - Seckendorff: Lieder from Goethe's Weimar (2000)

Artist:
Title: Seckendorff: Lieder from Goethe’s Weimar
Year Of Release: 2000
Label: CPO
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 57:50 min
Total Size: 264 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Wend’, o wende diesen Blick
02. Es war ein Buhle frech genung
03. Hans an Veit
04. Gretchen an Veit
05. Liebes-Treue
06. Das Thal der Liebe
07. Alise
08. An die Liebe
09. An Laura, früh
10. An Laura, abends
11. Nacht-Ständchen
12. Antwort im Träume
13. Wilhelms Geist
14. Liebeserscheinung
15. O weh, o weh, hinab in’s Thal
16. Darthulas Grabes-Gesang
17. Trost der Sehnsucht, an Fatimme
18. Das Veilchen
19. Der Fischer
20. Prosperina I
21. Prosperina II
22. Fullest wieder’s liebe Thal
23. Der König von Thule

Bluesniks – Boogalooville (2019)

Bluesniks - Boogalooville (2019)

Artist:
Title: Boogalooville
Year Of Release: 2019
Label: Bluesniks
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 45:20 min
Total Size: 270 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. The Swinger
02. Boogalooville
03. Radio Gumbo
04. I Love You Baby (But Please Shut-Up)
05. Strange Cat
06. Ding a Ling a Daddy
07. Dirty Blues
08. Hatcheck Girl
09. Little Miss Perfect
10. Tell It to the Judge
11. Gas in the Tank
12. Jelly Roll

Elton Dean, Mark Hewins – Bar Torque (2001)

Elton Dean, Mark Hewins - Bar Torque (2001)

Artist:
Title: Bar Torque
Year Of Release: 2001
Label: Moonjune Records
Genre: Modern Creative Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue, log)
Total Time: 52:34
Total Size: 271 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Bar Torque (24:44)
02. Sylvan (13:26)
03. Merilyn’s Cave (14:21)

This CD presents an improvised duo setting with guitarist Mark Hewins, a longtime partner with a remarkable talent for atmospheric accompaniment. The music on this release focus-es on the most lyrical’ dimension of Dean’s saxophone playing, with melodic outbursts inspired by and buoyed upon Hewins’ delicate, dreamy, harmonic foundation. The aural path treaded by this uncanny pair of musicians is playful, unpredictable, and thoroughly original. Abstract but not amorphous, “Bar Torque” is improvisation at its most touching and universal. This will appeal to fans of alternative rock/pop (Radiohead followers take special note), electronica, experimental and otherwise esoteric styles, and, of course, jazz and progressive rock.

Tiken Jah Fakoly – Dernier Appel (2014) [Hi-Res]

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Dernier Appel (2014) [Hi-Res]

Artist:
Title: Dernier Appel
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Universal Music Division Barclay
Genre: Reggae, African, Roots
Quality: 24-bit/44.1kHz FLAC & booklet
Total Time: 34:22 min
Total Size: 395 MB
WebSite:


Tiken Jah Fakoly is one of Africa’s great singer-songwriters. He’s massively popular in Mali, where he lives after moving from the Ivory Coast, and in France, and he has helped to revive the African reggae scene with his sturdy singing and angry but always thoughtful messages. The new album contains some potentially fine songs, from the title track, with its warning that this is “the last call” for Africa, through to Diaspora, on which he is joined by the great African reggae veteran Alpha Blondy. There is even a sturdy revival of the Max Romeo favourite War Ina Babylon. But what’s disappointing is the production. Kora, n’goni and balafon add a welcome African edge, but too many tracks are dominated by unremarkable keyboards, as if he is aiming for the safe international market. He urgently needs the energy and attack that Manu Chao brought to Amadou & Mariam’s work.

Tracklist:
01. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Dernier appel
02. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Human Thing
03. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Le prix du paradis
04. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Diaspora
05. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Tata
06. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Dakoro
07. Tiken Jah Fakoly – War Ina Babylon
08. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Too Much Confusion
09. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Quand l’Afrique va se réveiller
10. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Saya

Depeche Mode – Singles 1993-1998 [ Vinyl,12", 24bit-96kHz]

Depeche Mode - Singles 1993-1998 [ Vinyl,12", 24bit-96kHz]

Artist:
Title: Singles 1993-1998
Year Of Release: 1993-1998
Label: Various
Genre: Synth-pop
Quality: FLAC (tracks) 24bit-96kHz
Total Time: 07:27:21
Total Size: 9,43 Gb
WebSite:

Tracklist

1993 – Condemnation [12”,US,041058,Ex]
1993 – Condemnation (Paris Mix) [12”,France,74321163161,Ex]
1993 – I Feel You [12”,US,040767,Ex]
1993 – Live… [12”,Spain,L12BONG23,Ex]
1993 – Walking In My Shoes [12”,UK,L12BONG22,NM]
1994 – In Your Room [12”,UK,12BONG24,Ex]
1997 – Barrel Of A Gun[12”,UK,12BONG25,Ex]
1997 – Barrel Of A Gun [12”,UK,L12BONG25,Ex]
1997 – Barrel Of A Gun [12”,UK,P12BONG25,Promo,Ex]
1997 – Home [12”,UK,P12BONG27,Promo,Ex]
1997 – It’s No Good [12”,UK,12BONG26,Ex]
1997 – It’s No Good [12”,US,9438450,Ex]
1997 – Useless [12”,UK,12BONG28,Ex]
1998 – Only When I Lose Myself [2×12”,US,PRO-A-9362,Promo,Ex]

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Louis Hayes – Return Of The Jazz Communicators (2014)

Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators (2014)

Artist:
Title: Return Of The Jazz Communicators
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Total Time: 1:15:31
Total Size: 483 MB
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Soul-Leo (08:07)
02. Shape Shifting (06:57)
03. Lush Life (Intro) (02:27)
04. Lush Life (06:29)
05. Groovin’ for Nat (06:52)
06. It’s to You (04:39)
07. Without a Song (06:42)
08. Simple Pleasures (05:18)
09. Vagabond Ron (05:30)
10. Portrait of Jennie (08:43)
11. Lou’s Idea (07:28)
12. Village Greene (06:13)

Personnel:

Abraham Burton – tenor sax
Steve Nelson – vibraphone
David Bryant – piano
Dezron Douglas – bass
Louis Hayes – drums

A superior hard bop drummer best known for supporting soloists rather than taking the spotlight himself, Louis Hayes led a band in Detroit as a teenager and was with Yusef Lateef during 1955-1956. He had three notable associations: Horace Silver’s Quintet (1956-1959), the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1959-1965), and the Oscar Peterson Trio (1965-1967). Hayes often teamed up with bassist Sam Jones, both with Adderley and Peterson and in freelance settings. He led a variety of groups during the 1970s, including quintets co-led by Junior Cook and Woody Shaw, and appeared on many records through the years with everyone from John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor to McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, and Dexter Gordon. He started leading his own sessions beginning in the ’70s, including 1974’s Breath of Life, 1977’s Real Thing, and 1979’s Ichi-Ban. Other well-received albums followed, including 1983’s Colour, 1989’s Una Max, 1994’s Blue Lou, and 1996’s Louis at Large. Hayes continued to stay busy in the 2000s, releasing albums like 2002’s Dreamin’ of Cannonball and 2009’s Time Keeper. On his 2017 Blue Note album, Serenade for Horace, Hayes paid tribute to his friend and former boss the late pianist Horace Silver. — Scott Yanow

Diana Panton – Red (2014) Hi-Res

Diana Panton - Red (2014) Hi-Res

Artist:
Title: Red
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: in-akustik
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) 24bit / 96kHz
Total Time: 61:30
Total Size: 1.37 Gb
WebSite:


Tracklist:

01. Say It (Over And Over Again) (6:14)
02. That’s All (4:00)
03. You’re The Top (4:11)
04. You’re My Thrill (4:42)
05. Make Yourself Comfortable (4:32)
06. 24 Hours A Day (3:34)
07. The Island (5:37)
08. Isn’t That The Thing To Do (4:26)
09. Who Cares? (3:37)
10. Love Dance (5:53)
11. I Know Why And So Do You (5:06)
12. I Only Love Because Of You (4:08)
13. Amazing (5:29)

Personnel:
Diana Panton – vocals
Reg Schwager – guitar
Don Thompson – piano, vibraphone
Jim Vivian – bass
Phil Dwyer – saxophone
Moshe Hammer – first violin
Praise Lam – second violin
Diane Leung – viola
Coenraad Bloemendal – cello
Erica Goodman – harp
Harrison Kennedy – vocals (5)

Diana Panton is a Canadian singer born in Ottowa and was taken under the wing of multi instrumentalist Don Thompson. She studied at the Jazz Workshop located at the Banff Center for the Arts under Norma Winstone and later Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan.
She also has a Masters Degree in French Literature as well as completing a teaching degree in French Visual and Dramatic Arts.
For this album Diana has chosen a mix of songs from the Great American Songbook along with more contemporary compositions which gives this release a broader appeal. Although there are traces of other singers in her in her delivery her approach to the interpretation of the lyric of each song is entirely individual.
Apart from some fine singing this album is notable for some talented backing musicians led by the multitalented Don Thompson who was also responsible for the unusual arrangements and line-up.
“Say it” opens with some impressive tenor saxophone by the Coltrane sounding Phil Dwyer which leads into Diana Panton’s laid back vocal a marvellous opening track.
Diana Panton’s approach is not dissimilar to Blossom Dearie but is none the worse for that ass her interpretation of the songs is entirely individual.
Don Thompson’s piano and vibes playing hold your attention throughout the album and along with his arranging are the highpoints of the album.
Diana Panton is joined by Harrisom Kennedy on “Make Yourself Comfortable” and this adds to the vocal fun.
This is my first exposure to Diana Panton’s vocal talents and it was a delightful experience and I look forward to her next album.
Not Forgetting the backing musicians who contributed much to the success of the album, in particular Phil Dwyer on tenor and the multi talented Don Thompson but all the musicians had something to contribute.
I would highly recommend this album and fully expect it to feature in my choice of records of 2015.

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