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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

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Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)

Ned Rothenberg's Sync - Harbinger (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Animul | # ANI 104

Sync might be envisioned as a modified sax/bass/drum trio, where the bassist has been replaced by Jerome Harris on either acoustic guitar or acoustic bass guitar, and where the drummer’s role is taken by Samir Chatterjee on tabla and dumbek. With Rothenberg moving among alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Japanese shakuhachi and composing looping ribbons of melody with odd rhythmic contours, the trio has found a most palatable merger of jazz and Asian music. The uncommon instrumentation is enhanced by a shared sense of purpose that gives Sync its winning character. Each player displays both the techniques and the sensitivity required to function as both soloist and accompanist, allowing Sync to maintain its three-way conversations after Rothenberg has finished soloing. This is not simply a matter of the leader’s ability to sustain extended melodic and rhythmic variations at lower volumes through circular breathing; it also results from the assurance that allows Harris to sustain a pronounced rhythmic underpinning in his guitar work and rare melodic fluency on bass. Chatterjee, who can sing and then play back the most complex patterns in the manner of the great tabla masters, also senses how to highlight more compact, swing-oriented parts through shifts in accents and dynamics.

Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)

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Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)

Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 234 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans Included | 00:42:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Ethnic Fusion / World Fusion / Worldbeat / New Age / Free Jazz
Sona Gaia Productions #CD-154

Ancient Future were formed in 1978 by guitarist Matthew Montfort. The band's inviting melodies, exotic instruments, and ethnic textures have helped popularize world music fusion. Dreamchaser presents world music at its best, with a sampling of influences ranging from the Andes to India to Bali and beyond. All of this, combined with great dynamics and a sense of drama, makes this a good choice for any store.

The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)

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The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)

The Last Poets - The Last Poets / This Is Madness (Remastered) (1970-71/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 456 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 MB
1:19:26 | Free Jazz, Tribal, Spoken Word, Experimental, Ghetto | Label: Charly Records

The Seminal first 2 Albums from the Hip Hop Pioneers in a 2cd digibook along with bonus tracks. Generally recognised as one of the first ever rap groups, The Last Poets' groundbreaking fusion of minimalist African beats with uncompromising lyrics dealing with life in the ghetto, civil rights and social injustice caused a major sensation when their eponymous debut album made the U.S. Top Ten album chart in 1970. The group's militant message and delivery, coupled with their support for The Black Panthers, made them highly controversial at the time leading to their second album, 1971's This Is Madness, being placed on Richard Nixon's Counter-Intelligence programming list. Their pioneering sound continues to influence today's funk and hip-hop scenes, with their mark being heard on countless black musicians over the years. This deluxe 2CD set features the band's first two albums packaged in a digibook. It also includes 3 bonus tracks that Jalal Mansur Nuriddin from the band recorded under the name Lightin' Rod for the Hustler's Convention album, including Doriella Du Fontaine which features Jimi Hendrix on guitar.

Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (2004)

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Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (2004)

Wadada Leo Smith - Kabell Years: 1971-1979 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 683 MB
4:57:53 | Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Tzadik

From 1971-1979 Wadada Leo Smith released four albums on his own, privately pressed label Kabell. Under the supervision of the composer, this material has now been collected, remastered and coupled with over two hours of unreleased bonus tracks, including the second set of the influential Reflectativity concert and the legendary Mapenzi solo concert from 1976. Complete with a twenty-eight page booklet featuring session photos and tributes from musical associates such as George Lewis, Alvin Singleton, Larry Ochs, Anthony Davis, Bobby Naughton, Henry Kaiser and John Zorn, this is an essential collection from the peak period of one of Creative Music s most important composer/performers.

Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze + Oh! For The Edge (2009)

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Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze + Oh! For The Edge (2009)

Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze + Oh! For The Edge (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 456 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:15:55 | Free Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ogun

In London in the late 1970s, punters leaning on the bar at jazz gigs could be heard speculating that if there was any justice, Ninesense would be as much of a draw in New York as in London. This collection of 70s material from the late Soft Machine saxophonist's best band is more than a nostalgia trip it's a ­remarkable pan across the British ­contemporary jazz scene of that era. The nine-piece featured the mercurial free-piano of Keith Tippett, the seismic South African rhythm team of bassist Harry Miller and drummer Louis ­Moholo, the powerful postbop horn-players Alan Skidmore and Harry Beckett, and the eclectic Dean himself. Their ­optimistic free-improv bordered on mayhem at times, but Dean's charts sounding like anything from Thus Spake Zarathustra to a Salvation Army brass band with Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill or Mike Gibbs in the middle are blearily majestic. The hotly ascending melody of Seven for Lee is a standout, as is the tumult of piano, bass and drums under Three for All, and ­Tippett's ­astonishing piano shadowing of ­Skidmore on Sweet FA and the South ­African-inflected Dance. FOUR STARS –Guardian

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Five (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!} **[RE-UP]**

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John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Five (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!} **[RE-UP]**

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Five (2011) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 2617 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1496 mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B0015950-02

The fifth and final volume in Universal's massive John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums in the Originals series, contains five recordings, all issued posthumously between 1970 and 1973. Two of these, Transition and Sun Ship, feature Coltrane's classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. Of the remaining albums, two are live recordings – Live in Seattle and Concert in Japan – the remaining one being the infamous Infinity.

Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

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Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs

Bang On A Can All-Stars - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21074 | Data (video) ~ 68 Mb
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism, Chamber Music, Jazz | Time: 01:29:57

With Big Beautiful Dark and Scary, the Bang on a Can All-Stars show off their blazing speed, polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility in a return to the core Bang on a Can sound - an uncategorizable supermix of classical and electric instruments that is part classical ensemble, part rock band, and part jazz sextet. The album is the first in a decade that features the All-Stars exclusively, rather than as part of a collaborative project. Each of the pieces on the double-CD calls upon a different kind of virtuosity, demonstrating the range of musical abilities and experiences arguably unique to this ensemble. Recorded in New York City, all of the music on Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (including the arrangements of the works by Conlon Nancarrow) were written for and premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Four (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!} **[RE-UP]**

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John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Four (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!} **[RE-UP]**

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Four (2011) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 2102 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1274 mb
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B 0015825-02

Packaged together in this five-disc box set from Verve/Hip-O-Select, these titles represent the albums Impulse issued following John Coltrane's death in 1967, and remain some of the most controversial in his catalog (numerous critics thought – and many still do – that dubious choices were made in assembling them).

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Three (2009) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

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John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Three (2009) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Three (2009) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 2500 mb | Artwork (png) | 03:48:32 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 1445 mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B0012396-02

Limited edition 5-CD box set containing five classic, influential John Coltrane albums from his Impulse discography.
Each album newly remastered from the original master tapes.

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Two (2008) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

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John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Two (2008) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Two (2008) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 2007 mb | Artwork (png) | 03:00:06 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 1270 mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B0010591-02

Limited edition 5-CD box set containing five classic, influential John Coltrane albums from his Impulse discography.
Each album newly remastered from the original master tapes.

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume One (2007) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

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John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume One (2007) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume One (2007) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 1905 mb | Artwork (png) | 02:57:38 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 1147 mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B0010 135-02

Limited edition 5-CD box set containing five classic, influential John Coltrane albums from his Impulse discography.
Each album newly remastered from the original master tapes.

Stephan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian - Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

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Stephan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian - Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

Stéphan Oliva, Bruno Chevillon, Paul Motian
Fantasm / Phantasme: The Music of Paul Motian (2000)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Label: BMG France, RCA Victor | # 74321739252 | Time: 00:55:41
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Pianist Stéphan Oliva started making a name for himself in the jazz world in the early 90s through his work in trio based on his own compositions. He’s been playing with American drummer Paul Motian and Bruno Chevillon since 1997. Two records, “Fantasm” and “Intérieur nuit”, were released as a result of the trio’s work honouring Paul Motian’s compositions.

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)

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The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Penumbra (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:31
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cryptogramophone | # CG 129

Here is an interesting and not paradoxical combination: Bennie Maupin on Cryptogramophone. Maupin hasn't been heard from as a leader since 1998 on his fine, funky, Driving While Black. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy; he's played on records by Chick Corea, the Headhunters, George Cables, Victor Bailey, David Arnay, Mike Clark, and others. He was also part of DJ and producer Carl Craig's revolutionary Detroit Experiment. Penumbra is all his, however, and aside from Jewel in the Lotus, it may be the finest outing in his catalog as a leader. Maupin plays his usual array of instruments – tenor, soprano, flute, bass clarinet, and piano. He is joined by the excellent bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz (also known as "Oles"), drummer Michael Stephans, and Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson on percussion. Rhythm is the key here, as all of these 14 compositions are rhythmically propelled. Maupin's compositional frame has been informed by all of his teachers, most notably John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Yusef Lateef. Modal motifs can be heard in most pieces, and Maupin's playing around and through the rhythm makes for infectious and quietly dramatic listening. Restraint is a key element of all the tracks on this set. Tunes don't "swing" per se, but they are excellent examples of the deep interplay of the ensemble.

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007] (Re-up)

Masayuki Takayanagi & New Directions - Independence: Tread on Sure Ground (1970) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tiliqua Records (TILAR-5008)

Legendary Japanese jazz guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi formed the New Directions trio in 1969, with Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and cello and Yoshisaburo Toyozumi on percussion. Their first recordings together were published a year later on the original issue of this wonderful album. Takayanagi was prominent in the Japanese swing and bebop scenes from the 1950s onwards, but found a new lease of life in the uninhibited improv of New Directions, a platform he could use to divorce his playing not only from the conventional harmonics of jazz, but even the shackles of his own instrument, using violin bows and table-top guitars in the style of Keith Rowe…

The Steve Lacy Sextet - Live At Sweet Basil (1992)

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The Steve Lacy Sextet - Live At Sweet Basil (1992)

The Steve Lacy Sextet - Live At Sweet Basil (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 440 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Free Jazz, Post Bop | Novus / RCA / BMG Music #01241 63128-2

The Steve Lacy Sextet (comprised of the leader on soprano, Steve Potts doubling on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi playing violin and singing, pianist Bobby Few, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel, and drummer John Betsch) had a rare opportunity to appear on a major American label in the early '90s. This live set is an excellent example of the group's unique music performed live. The versions of Lacy's five scalar originals ("Prospectus," "The Bath," "Morning Joy," "The Wane," and "Blinks") are each at least ten minutes long ("Morning Joy" clocks in over 16) and find the musicians playing with enthusiasm and consistent creativity. Their relaxed but adventurous solo and ensemble work make this a set worth several listens.