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Kenny Rogers - Once Again It's Christmas (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Kenny Rogers
Title: Once Again It's Christmas
Genre: Holiday, Christmas, Country-Pop, Soft Rock
Label: © Warner Music Nashville
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:09
Recorded: 2015


Country music icon Kenny Rogers offers up his first Christmas collection since 1998's Christmas from the Heart. His sixth holiday-themed album overall, Once Again It's Christmas features a number of guest performers including Alison Krauss, Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, vocal group Home Free, pianist Jim Brickman, and country-pop duo Winfield's Locket. The festive collection marks Rogers' return to recording holiday music, a genre he's been quite close to over the years both sentimentally and commercially. The album's autumn 2015 release preceded his annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which entered its 35th year in November. --AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger
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John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: John Williams (b.1932)
Artist: John Williams
Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen, Film Score, Soundtracks
Label: © Walt Disney Records/Lucasfilm Ltd.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:17:20

One of the most anticipated films in years, Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes complete with another iconic soundtrack by five-time Academy Award winning composer John Williams. For the first time in the history of the film's franchise, the score is not performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, but rather by an orchestra contracted in Los Angeles and conducted by Williams.
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Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! - 40th Anniversary (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jethro Tull
Title: Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die! - 40th Anniversary
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock, Folk Rock
Label: © Chrysalis Records
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:21:01
Recorded: December 1975 at Radio Monte Carlo by the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio


"Well, here we are with a slight return to the heady years of 1976 and the notion that you’re never too old to rock and roll.
Remixed by Steven Wilson and unleashing upon an unprepared fan base the additional tracks, TV show recordings as well as other goodies, this collection brings back memories for me at any rate.
Unfortunately, some memories have not returned to their rightful owner as I have little recollection of even recording the additional archive tracks. But there they are in glorious analogue multi-track form so it must have really happened. Enjoy and suck in the heady air of the seventies and promise not to laugh at the silly cozies and the hair-sprayed mane." --Ian Anderson
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Jessy J - My One And Only One (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Jessy J
Title: My One And Only One
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Saxophon Jazz
Label: © Shanachie Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 48:09
Recorded: 2015

Saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter Jessy J is one of the brightest stars on the Smooth Jazz scene. Her combination of extraordinary musical talents and exciting live performances have garnered her several Smooth Jazz radio #1s, a #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart position, Billboard’s and R&R’s Contemporary Jazz Song Of The Year Award and more. She also performs before millions as the saxophonist on television’s The Voice, and has appeared on American Idol as well. My One And Only One is Jessy J’s most deliciously grooving, sensuous, creative work to date. Produced by the great Paul Brown (George Benson, Boney James, Peter White), the album features special guest, Grammy winning keyboardist Gregg Karukas. Highlights include Jessy’s sensitive re-imaginings of Adele’s “Lovesong,” Toni Braxton’s “You’re Makin’ Me High,” the R&B classic “Strawberry Letter 23” plus 7 great Jessy J originals!
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Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp) - Jazz Funk Soul (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp)
Title: Jazz Funk Soul
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening, Crossover Jazz
Label: © Shanachie Entertainment
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 49:03
Recorded: JHL Sound, Pacific Palisades CA, Automotive Recording, Irvington NY, Rue Harp Studios LA, CA

Jazz Funk Soul is the new Smooth Jazz super group featuring 3 of the most important hit makers on the scene today: Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp and Chuck Loeb. As artists and producers they are responsible for selling millions of albums and scoring close to 50 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits! As a touring ensemble, they are wowing audiences from coast to coast. Jeff Lorber is famous for launching the career of Kenny G and his productions and collaborations with such greats as Dave Koz, Janet Jackson, Lalah Hathaway and Miles Davis. He is one of the most sought after producers and performers in Jazz! Chuck Loeb is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists ever. Both as a solo artist and as the producer and lead guitarist of the iconic group Fourplay, Loeb has amassed an astonishing record of Smooth Jazz hits! Everette Harp has recorded and shared the stage with such musical giants as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel and Patti LaBelle. A hit maker in his own right, Jazziz magazine hails his “amazing virtuosity” and Jazz Times calls him “a rare talent.” Since Jazz Funk Soul began touring in 2013, the popularity of the group and the audience’s enthusiasm has been tremendous. This new album was created to satisfy the demand from their growing audience. Jazz Funk Soul is overflowing with soaring saxophone solos, brilliant guitar riffs, super funky piano riffs and incredibly compelling melodies. Highlights include the soon to be hit single, “In The Moment,” the sensuous Loeb original “Feel Me,” the high spirited romp “All Over” and much more!!
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Jeff Bradshaw - Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Jeff Bradshaw
Title: Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center
Genre: Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel
Label: © Shanachie Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:18:47
Recorded live in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts


Jeff Bradshaw is an award-winning trombone player, recording artist and bandleader who has performed and recorded with Jill Scott, Jay Z, Michael Jackson, The Roots, Marsha Ambrosius and many more. Jeff has been at the center of the Neo-soul movement that emerged out of Philadelphia, becoming an important influencer of that eclectic scene. Like recent best-sellers by Robert Glasper, his two acclaimed solo albums have delivered a unique fusion of R&B, Jazz and Gospel. For Home, which is co-produced by Robert Glasper, Bradshaw brought together a stellar lineup of great vocalists and musicians backed by a killer 20 piece band at Philadelphia’s premiere arts venue, The Kimmel Center, for a once-in-a-lifetime performance recorded in front of a rapturous sold-out audience. Highlights include Kim Burrell’s stunning 9-minute performance of “Love,” Marsha Ambrosius’ emotional rendition of a previously unrecorded original song, and Bilal’s intense version of the Enchantment’s classic “Where Do We Go From Here.” The album includes a bonus cut studio version of “All Time Love” featuring Tweet, Robert Glasper and Eric Roberson.
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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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