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JD Allen - Graffiti (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: JD Allen
Title: Graffiti
Genre: Jazz, Modern jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Savant Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 45:56
Recorded January 8, 2015 at Tedesco Studios in Paramus, NJ.


JD Allen's career ascendence suggests that he's making plenty of the right choices. The native of Detroit has been on the New York scene since 1993, when his youthful precociousness earned him a spot in “Jazz Ahead”, the singer Betty Carter's acclaimed touring program for up-and-comers. TimeOut New York says he will “remind you of giants like Coltrane and Rollins but placing a special kind of premium on concision, directness and accessibility.” The Chicago Reader adds, “Allen has gravitated toward a more brooding, elliptical approach with a strong jolt of John Coltrane at his most probing.” Finally, JD is, in the words of Connecticut's WNPR, “A man for all seasons,” who “plays ballads with warmth, beauty and truth, grooves hard in a post-bop mode or wails in a free jazz setting with passion saturated with the soulful spirituality, grace and inspired abandon recalling the power and the glory of John Coltrane.” One of the telltale symbols of his upward trajectory is the fact that his trio, bassist Gregg August (lead bass chair in the Brooklyn Philharmonic) and drummer Rudy Royston (a much sought-after rhythm power since relocating to New York from Denver), has remained solid throughout his rise.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Big Band Holidays (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Title: Big Band Holidays
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Vocal jazz, Holiday, Christmas
Label: © Blue Engine Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:01:36
Recorded live on December 7-8th, 2012; December 12-13th, 2013; December 20th, 2014; Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC 2015


Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays are some of today’s commanding new voices in jazz: René Marie, Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Every December for more than a decade, the critically acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and an all-star roster of guest vocalists have explored the canon of holiday standards to perform new and traditional arrangements of Yuletide favorites. These Big Band Holidays concerts have become a seasonal tradition among jazz lovers and families. Blue Engine Records has assembled highlights from these historical performances to make them available on record for the first time.
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James Lloyd - Here We Go (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: James Lloyd
Title: Here We Go
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Shanachie Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:24
Recorded: Tune Inn Recording Studios, Canfield, Ohio


Hitmaker James Lloyd has written, produced and played on more than 30 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio hits. As a founding member of the legendary Pieces Of A Dream, James has been the heart and soul of that Smooth Urban Jazz super-group for more than 20 years.
Renowned for his brilliant keyboard stylings and soulful compositions, James has produced #1 hits for the likes of Walter Beasley, Najee, Eric Darius, Gerald Albright, and of course, Pieces of A Dream. And now he is about to perform the same magic under his own name.
The first single, the spirited “Play It Forward,” is already climbing up the Smooth Jazz charts, soon to be followed by a funky “No Holds Barred,” featuring the Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright. Other highlights include Smooth Jazz superstar and Grammy-winner Najee on the soulful “Moving Right Along,” the sensuous ballad “Granted Wish” and much more.
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Jaco Pastorius - JACO Original Soundtrack (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Jaco Pastorius
Title: JACO Original Soundtrack
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Rock, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz, Soundtracks
Label: © Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:14:58
Recorded: 1975 - 1976

A single-disc collection of music from the forthcoming documentary film, "JACO," the JACO: Original Soundtrack premieres three brand-new recordings including two riveting interpretations of Jaco classics: "Come On Come Over" by Mass Mental (featuring Robert Trujillo, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Flea, Whit Crane, Benji Webbe, Stephen Perkins & C-Minus) and "Continuum" by Rodrigo y Gabriel; and "Shine," the new track by Tech N9ne containing a sample of "Kuru," as recorded by Jaco Pastorius.
Produced by Robert Trujillo and Jaco's eldest son John Pastorius IV, JACO: Original Soundtrack brings together 16 essential recordings including Jaco Pastorius solo tracks, Weather Report masterpieces and musical collaborations with Joni Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Herbie Hancock and more. The album offers music fans the rare evocative sonic soundscape, "Longing," featuring Jaco's daughter Mary Pastorius (vox), Chuck Doom (bass), Robert Thomas, Jr. (hand drums/drum kit) and God (rain/thunder).
A full-length documentary film chronicling the life, music and ongoing influence of the mythic electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius, "JACO" is produced by Robert Trujillo (bassist: Metallica, Infectious Grooves, Mass Mental) John Pastorius IV, Bob Bobbing, and John Battsek of Passion Pictures ("Searching for Sugar Man," "Project Nim") and marks the directorial debut of documentary filmmaker Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak ("Scott Walker: 30 Century Man," "Cinemania"). "JACO" incorporates interviews with musical visionaries including Sting, Joni Mitchell, Flea, Jerry Jemmott, Bootsy Collins, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and others with never-before-seen photos and films from the Pastorius family archive. This extraordinary film reveals the story behind Jaco's life and music, both as a solo artist and member of Weather Report, the tragic arc of his demise and early death and the enduring influence and inspiration of his artistry and genius.
Legacy's JACO: Original Soundtrack includes liner notes on Jaco Pastorius penned by Robert Trujillo and album co-producer Chuck Doom.
Also slated for consumer home release on November 27, "JACO," the documentary, will be available via VOD, streaming services, digital download and on DVD and Blu-ray.
"JACO" had its world premiere earlier this year at Austin's SxSW Film Conference & Festival, accompanied by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers Trujillo and Marchand as well as longtime Pastorius collaborator Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Word of Mouth) and Executive Producer John Pastorius.
"JACO" has garnered acclaim at a number of major festivals, including the inaugural Asbury Park Music in Film Festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The film "(captures) the essence of what made Jaco Pastorius such an influential artist," declared the Montreal Gazette, praising "the glowing words of Marchand's interviewees and the many recorded and live musical excerpts that he lets speak for themselves" and hailing "JACO" as "an enlightening introduction to a groundbreaking musician."
On Thursday, November 22 at 7pm, The Theatre at Ace Hotel will host a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary JACO. The screening will be followed by a 9pm performance by Trujillo and fun rock collective Mass Mental, featuring Armand Sabal-Lecco, Brooks Wackerman, Whit Crane and Stevie Salas. Hipster Assassins featuring Felix Pastorius, Mike Bendy, John Bendy, Chris Ward and Kenny Grohowski will also be performing.
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Jack Holcomb - Led by the Masters's Great Hand (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jack Holcomb
Title: Led by the Masters's Great Hand
Genre: Gospel, Christian, Soul, Folk, World, Country
Label: © RCA Records
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:33:04
Recorded: 1965


The man once called “Americas favorite gospel song stylist”, Rev. Harold Jackson “Jack” Holcomb, has been gone for over 40 years, but his albums are as popular today as they were in his fifteen-year recording career. Here in this space I will share what I have learned about Jack Holcomb, information that has not been easy to find because Jack has been gone since July 1968, long before there was a World Wide Web. Many people have joined with me and helped to build up this web site, and I hope you will, too. We want this to be a resource for people who are interested in knowing more about a fellow Christian who loved his Lord and raised his voice in songs of praise his whole life long.
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