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Hello.
This is going to be a jazz thread. Since this is a nice, slow board and I have a not so nice, slow connection, I will start by uploading one album a day. I will start by posting what could be considered 'essential' albums, and will go from there. Hopefully it will introduce some new fans to the genre.
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>> No. 548 [Edit]
Audio Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia & John McLaughlin - Aspen - (4.77MB - 160 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 01 Aspen.mp3 ) Length: 4:10

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>>545
It's no problem at all.

Evening everyone, here's today's album:

Al DiMeola, Paco DeLucia and John McLaughlin - Passion, Grace and Fire

This album is one of my favorite guitar based albums of all time. It's refined and virtuosic, the way a guitar album should be. For this record, Return To Forever's guitarist Al DiMeola teamed up with Mahavishnu Orchestra's guitarist John McLaughlin and flamenco guitarist Paco DiLucia to create this latin/flamenco/jazz hybrid. The three guitarists take turns to solo and each one can certainly hold their own in terms of ability. These guys really set the standard for modern guitar virtuosos everywhere and in all honesty, still hasn't been topped. If you don't listen to this album for the interesting timing and chord structuring, then listen for the pure ability of the players. You won't regret it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?e8o692cyls6yl9c
>> No. 552 [Edit]
Audio Barney Wilen - Epistrophy - (6.36MB - 320 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 12_ Epistrophy.mp3 ) Length: 2:47

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Evening everyone, not much to say today, so here's today's album.

Barney Wilen - Jazz sur Seine

This album is a gem in terms of musicality and composition/arrangement. The first thing to note is that this album is smooth. Even the faster pieces have this wonderful flowing feeling about them that really makes this album a pleasure to listen to. Tenor Saxophonist Wilen has a very subtle tone with his horn and doesn't go over the top with his blowing techniqe like Coltrane has a tendency to do (it honestly makes it sound like a brass instrument). Anyway, just have a listen to this album yourself so you can judge. I am not always right, you know.
I've attached the arrangement of Thelonious Monk's 'Epistrophy' so that you can get a feel for Wilen's style. It is a great track on this album.

http://www.mediafire.com/?8cyp9ahzr32aoua
>> No. 553 [Edit]
Audio Knut Rossler, Johannes Vogt, Miroslav Vitous - Le Colibri Royal - (5.66MB - 320 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Le Colibri Royal.mp3 ) Length: 2:28

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Evening everyone. My connection is uncapped, so I will able to upload some more jazz to my mediafire to share with you all. I found some cool Australian jazz artists that you guys would really like, I think. Anyway, here's today's album:

Knut Rossler, Johannes Vogt and Miroslav Vitous - Between The Times

I love this album. It's fresh and the playing is absolutely magnificent, Kind of what you'd expect from Miroslav Vitous, really. However there is one big twist that really makes this album unique. The instrumentation. While the upright bass, soprano saxophone are somewhat standard fare in jazz and alto flutes, while uncommon are still seen, but I don't think I have ever seen a lute player feature on a jazz album. Yes. A Lute. A Baroque Lute, specifically. Needless to say, the amalgamation this causes between Baroque and Jazz music is absolutely fantastic. It creates this modern, yet earthy, traditional sound that I really like. Two seemingly contradictory terms working together have never sounded so good.

http://www.mediafire.com/?7ldqxw4cf2fklm5
>> No. 557 [Edit]
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Evening everyone. I uploaded some new material today (my mediafire is almost hitting 20gb of jazz exclusively), so I will post one of the new albums.

Andy Young Quartet - Movin' On Up

This is an album from my homeland (the bandleader, Andy Young, grew up about half an hour from where I live) and even though the jazz scene is so small and insignificant here, the small amount of releases that trickle out are really quite spectacular. This album is no exception. The playing is tight and coherent and there is a definite rapport between the musicians as they all lock into their own little rhythm. It really enhances the drum/bass/piano/vibraphone and guitar combination. Sonically, I found this album was like a combination between Davis' 'Kind of Blue', Coltrane's 'Blue Train' and Bill Evans' 'Portrait in Jazz' so it has that really cool, west coast sound that is really lovely to listen to at night either alone or with anyone that takes your fancy. (I Personally like to listen to it with my cat) Enjoy.

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?6y9cnl61b49l7yl
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?lljzq5eb9s2r9kt
>> No. 561 [Edit]
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Evening everyone. Here is today's album

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

This album is another fusion album from the same era as Return To Forever. They are technically the same genre, but their sounds couldn't be more different. First of all, a violin plays an important role in Mahavishnu's sound which RTF does not have and Guitarist John McLaughlin is nowhere near as precise as Al DiMeola is. These changes produce a much 'earthier' sounding fusion album which, admittedly, takes a bit of getting used to. But once you do, the album really grows on you. I am not expecting you guys to like it straight away, but give it a couple of chances and let it grow on you.

http://www.mediafire.com/?1ursvy0jtkyw8pp
>> No. 564 [Edit]
Audio Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis - Flying Home - (6.54MB - 192 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 01 - Flying Home.mp3 ) Length: 4:46

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Evening everyone, Here's today's album.

Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis - Conversations in Swing Guitar

This album in a way, reminds me of Bill Evans and Jim Hall's 'Intermodulation' album in the way they communicate with their instruments. Backed by a band, Ellis and Robillard really create a tight sound with melodic soloing as is the usual with swing music but it has it's roots in blues music. It's an interesting album to listen to if you are a fan of jazz guitar.

http://www.mediafire.com/?xn92nyib8b5ii56
>> No. 565 [Edit]
>>553
This was really, really good.
>> No. 566 [Edit]
Audio Miroslav Vitouš - ÿþBamboo Forest - (4.25MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Miroslav Vitous - Universal Syncopations - 01 - Ba.mp3 ) Length: 4:35

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>>565
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I will post another one of Miroslav Vitouš' albums for you.

Miroslav Vitouš - Universal Syncopations

This album is definitely one of my favorite modern jazz albums due to it's control and mastery of rhythm. The album isn't called universal syncopations for nothing (Google syncopation to understand what it means). It has this effectiveness when you don't know when the instruments are going to come in, or when they come in when you don't expect them to. It leaves you on the edge, really listening intensely. The playing as per usual with Vitouš, is absolutely stunning and the improvisation is really bordering on free jazz in it's execution, yet manages to stay in control. Give it a listen and tell me what you think.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sb8xo44rp4zsvo2
>> No. 569 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, here's today's album

Keith Jarrett Trio - Yesterdays

Here is yet another album very similar to Portrait in Jazz by the Bill Evans Trio. This is a modern album, recorded in 2008 and even after 27 years playing togetherm Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette have not lost their chemistry for playing as an ensemble. They play these standards very well and have a nice balance in terms of solos. In Particular, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker's tune 'Shaw'nuff' starts well, but it really evolves to something breathtaking. I thoroughly recommend this album.

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?71zmbm47b39cjct
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?tic6stz222r82i0
Part 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?b6l231o3a9a8rd3
>> No. 570 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, here's today's album

Chick Corea - My Spanish Heart

The title kind of explains itself. This album is mainly influenced on spanish and latin music. While that is quite a nice idea, it isn't the only thing that really sets this album apart. This album really jumps around stylisically. From a modern fusion sound on tracks such as "Wind Danse" to traditional sounding tracks like "Armando's Rhumba" No matter what you prefer, I hope you will find at least one track you love on this album. Enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jofmbz37tz36k9b
>> No. 577 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, here's today's album.

Ella Fitzgerald - Lullabies of Birdland ~FLAC~

I am not going to bother with a long spiel with this one. It's Ella Fitzgerald and it's fantastic. Enjoy it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?q07bm5gy1fdbhxh
>> No. 581 [Edit]
Audio Duke Ellington - Melancholia - (4.58MB - 190 kbps - 44.1 kHz ) Length: 3:21

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Evening everyone, here's today's album.

Duke Ellington - Piano Reflections

You've probably heard 'Money Jungle', the other Ellington album I posted, but this album really encapsules another, completely different style that he has. On this album, he plays his own repertoire with no other accompaniment. Just him, his music and a piano. It's beautifully intimate in it's execution and it is a gem in the crown known as Duke Ellington's career. It's really worth the bandwidth.

http://www.mediafire.com/?1oz581fb7lybeow
>> No. 586 [Edit]
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If you ever feel like listening to jazz by a man who actually claimed to have visited Saturn in an out-of-body experience, check out Sun Ra.

Super fucking experimental and sometimes difficult but altogether transcendent, his contribution to jazz and avante-garde music in general can not be understated.

Enjoy:

http://www.mediafire.com/?01t43y1u19n
http://www.mediafire.com/?8fndwx33d8u
>> No. 590 [Edit]
Audio Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Come Sunday - (6.64MB - 256 kbps - 44.1 kHz , B2-Come Sunday.mp3 ) Length: 3:38

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>>586
I love Sun Ra. He's a great artist.

Anyway, here's today's album

Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - The Trio

I can't really describe this album as anything but the embodiment of pure technical skill. The precision all of these players have is absolutely outstanding. The double bass player for example, is able to keep up with Joe on guitar, which is exceedingly difficult to do and as for Oscar Peterson, I don't think I need to mention just how good he is. The three on their own are a sight to behold in itself that it overwhelms the senses when brought together. This is both the album's strength and downfall, depending on how you look at it. Anyway, if you are into very tricky, yet surprisingly bluesy jazz, take a look at this one.

http://www.mediafire.com/?c2f715xhh9cga6g
>> No. 591 [Edit]
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>>110
This is the best thing I've downloaded in months.
>> No. 597 [Edit]
Audio Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - E Luxo So - (6.00MB - 256 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 06_ Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - E Luxo So.mp3 ) Length: 3:15

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Does anyone know very much about Bossa Nova music? because I was hoping to maybe get some recommendations.

I've been interested in it since I first started listening to Jazz but I've never really known where to start. I have some Stan Getz and Tom Jobim albums but that's about it.
>> No. 598 [Edit]
>>597
In terms of Bossa Nova, I would recommend anything by Joao Gilberto. The Getz/Gilberto album is pretty much essential, as well as Stan Getz' Jazz Samba Encore and Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'The Composer of Desafinado, Plays'. Another good one is Herbie Mann's 'Herbie Mann and Joao Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim' album and Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd. I can upload these if you want me to.
>> No. 599 [Edit]
 
Evening everyone, here is today's album:

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

I remember when I first started immersing myself in jazz music. I hadn't really heard it before then, so I didn't have any preconcieved notions on what it was like stylistically. All I knew is that it was meant to be relaxing (I was proved wrong later) and 'cool'. This album pretty much epitomizes exactly how I thought jazz sounded before I really started researching the genre. This wasn't the first jazz album I ever listened to (that probably goes to A Love Supreme, but I am really not sure) but when I first heard it, it gave me this overwhelming, yet completely unjustified wave of nostalgia. It sounds like you would think jazz sounds, going by the offhand comments you hear and read. It's calm and collected, yet it has this unmistakable swagger in the way the rhythm section slithers through the solos and motif. Anyway, this album is certainly worth a listen, so enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?f26giy2ltd1gyf7
>> No. 600 [Edit]
Audio Maurice Vander - Strike up the band - (5.48MB - 320 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 04-Maurice VANDER-Piano Jazz-Strike up the band.mp3 ) Length: 2:24

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Evening everyone, here's today's album

Maurice Vander - Piano Jazz

This album is a nice, relaxing album revolving around the piano trio format I seem to post a lot. The overall musicality is not as high as the LaFaro/Motian/Evans era Bill Evans Trio but the shortcomings in the simple bass and drums are compensated by Vander's talent on the piano. Having said that, the music this trio creates is nowhere near bad. There are some very strong tracks on this album and none of the tracks are inherently weak either. Overall, while a bit simplistic, it's still a very nice little album to listen to. Enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?ew93intl30tksdn
>> No. 604 [Edit]
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Figured I'd up a pretty wonderful jazz arrange. Oldie but a goodie.

Azure & Sands:

http://www.mediafire.com/?uee5l66c9d83p6r
>> No. 605 [Edit]
>>598
I have the more well known stuff like the Jazz Samba's and Getz/Gilberto, I haven't heard Herbie Mann before though so I'll definitely check that out. I actually uploaded Composer of Desafinado and meant to post it here, but ended up kind of procrastinating and haven't got around to it yet.

Anyways, thanks for your suggestions.
>> No. 607 [Edit]
 
>>604
Thanks for the upload, I will download it when I get a spare second.
>>605
No problem. I'm sorry I couldn't be of any more help to you. Bossa Nova is not really my area of expertise.

Anyway, here's today's album

Percy Mayfield - Specialty Profiles

This album is kind of like a retrospective for this very unfortunate, yet influential songwriter. He had a few hits with 'Please Send Me Somebody To Love' and 'Hit The Road, Jack' (I can guarantee you have all heard this at least once), yet in terms of his career as a whole, he wasn't very successful at all, going from once label to another and by the time he died, he had fallen into complete obscurity. It's a pity since he is a very good songwriter and has a fantastic, albeit unique voice. Mayfield is one of those songwriters who had a massive impact on the industry, yet no one even knows it. 'Hit The Road, Jack' is instantly recognizable by anyone, yet no one actually knows who wrote it. Anyway, enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?3o7a6nfm86zh79i
>> No. 614 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, here's today's album

Pierre Michelot - Round About a Bass

This album is another one of my favorites and another 'night' album. The thing I like about this album, apart from the bandleader being a bassist, is the fact that it's influences are so varied. One second, you will have trouble keeping track of the rhythm since it's so quick and the next it takes you off on a weird time signature change. They say that variety is the spice of life and this is no exception. Not allowing you to get into a certain groove really keeps the listener listening attentively and that works really well here. I suppose it's not an album to listen to while resting for that reason. Anyway, enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?yxnxhy26qu19jzt
>> No. 622 [Edit]
Audio Louis Armstrong - Saint Louis Blues - Part 1 - (6.30MB - 320 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 01_ Saint Louis Blues - Part 1.mp3 ) Length: 2:45

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Evening everyone, here's today's album.

Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong and friends

This is a fantastic album if you are into Louis' style of jazz. Personally, I think this album focusses more on his trumpet playing, rather than his vocals. I am totally okay with that, since I am not really a massive fan of his voice and I am a massive fan of his trumpet playing. It shows off his real talent for the instrument, which is usually overshadowed by his vocals and 'what a wonderful world'. I actually think that this really is more of an accurate representation of what Louis' music was like so make of that what you will. Anyway, enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?b5891wbcudhwg0a
>> No. 629 [Edit]
 
Evening everyone, here is today's album

Fitz and the Tantrums - Pickin' Up the Pieces

Today's album is a very different album from any of the others I've posted before. In reality, you could barely call it jazz at all, taking most of it's influence from all the Motown records that were coming out of detroit in the 60's and 70's. However, there is still some jazz influence in there, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to post such a great album. If you are into funk, soul and fusion music, you will love this. Enjoy

http://www.mediafire.com/?zp0ht8ataqcj1ok
>> No. 632 [Edit]
 
Evening everyone, here's today's album:

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jumpin' East of Java (Live in Tokyo)

This album is what I'd describe as a cross between rockabilly and swing music. It is an absolutely brilliant live album if you are into the more dancable swing tunes and the players (especially Guitarist Brian Setzer) are absolutely amazing. Basically, you have to hear this album.

http://www.mediafire.com/?qu3jlzfgrk5dvz2
>> No. 634 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, here is today's album:

Andrea Keller Quartet - Little Claps ~FLAC~

This is another very good album to come out of Australia in the last little while and I have found myself enjoying it a lot. I guess in essence it is jazz, but in my opinion, it really falls on the line of 'third stream' music, a genre that exists to label the result of the amalgamation of jazz and 'classical' music. It is heavily based around improvisation and really skips around in terms of metre changes and chord progressions. For some of the songs, I found it quite hard to notice any kind of pattern in terms of the chord progression, which is a very unlikely formula in jazz music. However, those metre changes are textbook jazz in their execution. All the tracks are different though, so there is going to be a different format on each, it's just that this is the main point I observed. In terms of the music, all the compositions are written by Keller, and they have this naive 'cuteness' about them, which is common with female composers. Personally, I imagine a 2d girl wrote it. Just for peace of mind. Anyway, enjoy

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?oiunrbf1f9vf6vd
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?iu0bidwbxj7zci1
>> No. 635 [Edit]
 
Evening everyone, here's today's album:

Fela Kuti - Zombie ~FLAC~

This album is a great album if you dug the album by The Budos Band, since they cite Kuti as a direct influence of their music. If I could label it, the Afrobeat genre is the most accurate way to do it, which is a mixture of Jazz, funk, soul and african rhythms and percussion. The playing on this album is phenomenal, with Kuti blazing through this set of songs. He keeps layering different instruments, parts and rhythms until you get to this big, complex composition that can really blow you away. The title track in particular is an absolute masterpiece. Enjoy

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?oa2tw45pt8v90kx
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?44olf5iz294a946
>> No. 637 [Edit]
Audio Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery - Impressions - (4.74MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 04 Impressions.mp3 ) Length: 5:02

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>>223
I re-uploaded this album in FLAC, so here are the updated links:

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?kwy0n82paz52tzd
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?4bkt5ct4916fb4c

Anyway, here is today's album:

Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery - Smokin' at the Half Note

This album is considered to be one of the best live jazz albums of all time and it's very, very easy to see why. The playing on this record is absolutely electrifying, playing standards such as 'No Blues', 'Willow Weep for Me' and 'If you Could See Me Now' as well as some of Wes' own compositions like 'Four on Six'. Wynton's trio serces as the perfect foil for Montgomery's lead playing and they really gel together well. Anyway, enjoy this one.

http://www.mediafire.com/?og4l294jubd589l
>> No. 639 [Edit]
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>>635
Fela Kuti is a legend. That's a fantastic album. 'Expensive Shit' is a classic, too.
>> No. 641 [Edit]
Audio James Morrison - A Night In Tunisia - (4.24MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , a night in tunisia.mp3 ) Length: 4:36

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>>639
Oh, yeah. He's an absolutely brilliant composer and performer. He really had a talent for music overall which you don't really see too often.

Anyway, here's today's album:

James Morrison: A Night in Tunisia

This album is another one by Australian jazz legend James Morrison and it's completely different from 'Postcards From Down-Under', which I posted before. This album has a much more 'traditional' sound than the other album and it really sounds more like big band or swing music with a bebop influence. Even with the drastic stylistic change, you can still hear James' signature sound with his highly ornamented trumpet, played in the higher register to get that 'screaming' sound that he can do so well. Although, I do have some criticism for this album. He changes the motifs of some of the pieces (Charlie Parker's 'Anthropology' is a good/bad example of this. It sounded better in it's original form, but that's just me. In my opinion, it's a much better album than 'Postcards', but that is left up to interpretation so give it a listen for yourself and make your own decision. Enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?61suxxq9aau3uxy
>> No. 643 [Edit]
 
Evening everyone. I re-uploaded this:
>>316
I made it a tad smaller, so it should be a bit easier to download. here are the links:

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?awqabm21oselu4e

Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?io7oeyj7d9lp79q

Anyway, here's today's album

Pat Metheny - Orchestrion ~FLAC~

This album is amazing. I will start with that. It is amazing in complexity of composition, playing, technicality as well as the general theory behind it. Basically, an Orchestrion, where Metheny got some sort of inspiration, is an instrument which, when played, can emulate a band or orchestra within the one instrument. Now, Metheny's project is similar, since he actually has no other musicians on this record. He does it all himself mechanically. He uses solenoids and pneumatics to create an accompaniment with the instruments then layers the guitar improv over the top. As he says on his website: "this (orchestrion) takes the term "solo record" into some new and interesting areas, somewhat recontextualizing the idea of what constitutes a solo performance by a single musician." Just give it a listen and hopefully with all that information, you will really see how amazing this album really is.
Another thing I like about this album is the general sound. Metheny works really well as a leader as usual and his chops on the guitar are out of this world. It's also very nice to hear him play with traditional phrasing and tone, something he should do more often, in my opinion. He also mixes this with a more modern 'fusion' based accompaniment, but this isn't exclusive since the sound of each song jumps all over the place in terms of influence but for the most part, it is very 'fusion-y' in it's execution. Think Weather Report and you will have a fairly accurate depiction of how the accompaniment sounds. Anyway, this album is truly an innovation of it's type and of music in general, so please enjoy this one. Savor it. Please.

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?tdet7dt4ydy284m

Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?z4c53p3rvdq1xmf
>> No. 644 [Edit]
Audio Django Reinhardt - Blues Primitif - (6.38MB - 320 kbps - 44.1 kHz , 13_ Blues Primitif.mp3 ) Length: 2:47

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Evening everyone, here's today's album:

Django Reinhardt - Django's Blues

This album is fantastic if you have any interest in jazz guitar whatsoever. Django was considered a master of his craft and was respected by everyone that came after as well as spawning countless imitations. The thing about Sjango is, he only has two fingers on his left hand. The one you use to press the strings down. Listen to this album with that in mind and you will hear just how good he is. Those great sounding lines he's doing? Two fingers. It's an anomaly in itself. Anyway, enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?y16juo85xcsp110
>> No. 645 [Edit]
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Evening everyone, Sorry I haven't been updating lately, but my first week of uni after a year of NEET living is quite uncomfortable. Anyway, here's today's album:

Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake - From the River to the Ocean

This album is quite a strange one. It amalgamates (really well, I must add) Free Jazz, Middle Eastern music with earlier jazz influences thrown in for good measure. I don't have much else to say, so enjoy.

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?wm904d9wxssgzoq

Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?dvge9dx63arssvs
>> No. 646 [Edit]
Cool thread
>> No. 647 [Edit]
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>> No. 656 [Edit]
Evening everyone. I am not dead, so sorry I haven't posted recently, but I can't keep up this and the workload I have for uni, so as a final present to you all, I will just upload my shared mediafire folder so you can get more jazz. I am really sorry I can't continue, and I loved doing it, but the four hour commute and full days at university are just too much to handle. If I get a spare minute, I will do some more recommendations and as usual, I will always be uploading more music. (I have an album ripping in EAC as we speak)
If you look in the folder, you will see I was nowhere near being done sharing, so take your time looking through it and finding more music to listen to. I really loved posting in this thread and I am glad some people have stuck with my rambling bullshit. I love you guys, so enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?y64wq124s5pfz
>> No. 658 [Edit]
>>656
You're an inspiration to me, Jazzhands. I salute you.
>> No. 659 [Edit]
>>656
>four hour commute
Shiiiiiiit man.

Anyway, we appreciate what you've done for us so far, and eagerly await the day you become accustomed to your non-NEET life and start posting once again. I've already begun working my way through your mediafire folder, though it won't be quite the same without your awesome commentary. I suppose it's like how in Umineko the food tastes better when Gohda describes it.

Thanks man, and we love you too.
>> No. 748 [Edit]
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Found this book dirt cheap in a book store and I thought I'd might as well edumacate myself. I'd like to thank this thread for making me more interested in the genre.
So thanks.
>> No. 817 [Edit]
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The lack of Marcus Miller in this thread saddens me greatly. Let's fix that.

http://www.mediafire.com/?dwcgnlfvavij9li

For the time being that's all, it takes a lot of time to upload even such small files with my shitty connection. I'll upload 2-3 more later, and then we'll see if there's anyone who's interested in them. I've got quite a few.
>> No. 820 [Edit]
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http://www.mediafire.com/?usrsn9snx4d4asv

Second one. I'll upload another one tomorrow (or maybe even later today).
>> No. 822 [Edit]
>>820
Thanks man.
I've enjoyed both albums you've posted so far, looking forward to more.
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>>822

Oh, sorry, I completely forgot yesterday.

Here you go:

http://www.mediafire.com/?opva3b51abqkb9h
>> No. 826 [Edit]
>>824
I honestly haven't delved too deeply into Marcus Miller as of yet. I will give these albums a listen when I have some spare time (I really don't have much spare time anymore). Also, I just started uploading a massive batch of albums I have ripped from the university library. A metric ton of FLAC files for all of you to enjoy, so look forward to it.
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I'll share this album, because I love it.
It's funky stuff, not really fusion, though. You know Stanton Moore if you listen to Galactic.
His work on the drums is mesmerizing.

Stanton Moore - All Kooked Out
http://www.mediafire.com/?nttmyqm2qgt
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>>826
I'm working my way through your new uploads and am thoroughly enjoying them. Thank you.

Currently listening to Gershwin Performs Gershwin - Rare Recordings 1931-1935. The adverts for laxative chewing gum are great.
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I did a double take when I heard that advert for the first time. Laughed so hard. I love Gershwin so much. Also, that's only about, maybe one fifth of the new stuff I had to upload, so expect even more over the next couple of days, since I have a week off.
For old times sake:

James Whiting - Burbank

I can guarantee that you won't find this anywhere else (for free) on the internet and this one is definitely the only FLAC rip. James is a vibraphonist from my home city of Brisbane who graduated from my university. This is his first album, and you would think he's been at this for years if you didn't know otherwise. His playing is not overdone like, say, Bobby Hutcherson on the track 'Head Start', but rather, James' playing comes across as refined. Like he has put thought into every note he's striking. To compare him to another jazz artist, maybe Bill Evans. That refined 'Waltz for Debby' kind of sound that I love. I've worked with James a few times myself and I can say that his playing on this album is just as good (if not a little worse!) in person. It's terrifying, man. Another person to note is Sam Anning, the Double Bass player on this record. He is probably one of my favorite Australian jazz bassists and you can see why. His tone is raw and it really contrasts with James' vibes.
Just having you guys enjoy this would be worth the $20 I paid for the CD. I should have gotten him to sign it...

Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?juc6lkbrpjo878u

Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?ike65j0mcajwajl

On a side note: I've only just noticed how much traffic these downloads are getting. My Idle Moments .rar has had 399 downloads and the material I just put up has already got 6+ downloads as well. It feels good to give to a community.
>> No. 1042 [Edit]
So.. how about nu jazz...? It's the only kind of jazz I can get into.
>> No. 1071 [Edit]
I never really paid any attention to jazz and this thread has helped me to find some nice energetic jazz that I like quite a bit, thank you very much!

So far I like David Brubeck and Stanton Moore a lot.
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