Ray Barretto- Indestructible (1973)
>salsa, son, rumba
>Fania Records is pretty much the “Blue Note” of the salsa world and percussionist Ray Barretto was one of the best-known and most successful of the Fania All-Stars. This is one of his best recordings and all-around one of the best salsa recordings ever. Pure, danceable, fun salsa tunes.
Tonbruket- Nubium Swimtrip (2013)
>progressive rock, fusion
>After the unfortunate death of Esbjorn Svensson and the dissolving of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio, the bassist, Dan Berglund started this group. “Tonbruket” translates to “tone workshop” and the group explores the influences of classic progressive rock with unique instrumentation, influences of world music, and a spirit of improvisation.
The Duke plays Ellington (1953)
>swing, piano trio
>Duke Ellington is mostly remembered for his compositions and arrangements and work as a leader of one of the most successful big bands in history. He was also a talented and influential pianist as he shows on this recording of him playing his own tunes and standards in a trio setting.
David Virelles- Mbókò: Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá (2014)
>canto Abakuá, sacred Afro-Cuban jazz
>Pianist David Virelles takes influence from his native land of Cuba and translates the traditional music of the Abakuá religion and interprets it with modern jazz sensibilities, producing music that sounds both traditional and sacred, and adventurous and modern. Between the dark harmony of the piano, the two double-basses, and the unique timbre of the Biankoméko drum, this is a very innovative and original record.
Joe Henderson- Multiple (1973)
>fusion, avant-garde, free improvisation
>This album was recorded as Joe Henderson was phasing out of his more free jazz phase, and into his more fusion phase and it captures the best of both worlds. Amazing adventurous solos, over psychedelic, electric grooves, sometimes with almost a spiritual quality to the music.
The Paragons- On the Beach (1967)
>Rocksteady was a vocal-focused style of music to come out of Kingston that proved to be a huge influence on later reggae artists and producers
Eric Revis- In Memory of Things Yet Seen (2014)
>post-bop, free jazz
>the classic ‘chordless’ setup of trumpet/sax/bass/drums. These are interesting and varied compositions that lend themselves well to the adventurous and tasteful playing of the quartet.
Anthony Braxton- Composition 113 (1983)
>avant-garde composition, free improv
>This is a programmatic piece for improvisers about six distinct personalities riding a train together. Braxton performs each of the six pieces on solo soprano saxophone and represents the different characters and their personalities through his performance.
Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela- Hands (2010)
>Dave Holland is one of the most ubiquitous bassists in jazz, and in 2010 he collaborated with Spanish guitarist, Pepe Habichuela to record an album in the flamenco tradition.
Bill Evans and Lee Konitz- Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre
>this is a reissue that groups together several sessions that Bill Evans and Lee Konitz recorded together, focusing on arrangements by Jimmy Giuffre who plays mostly bari sax on this record. Warne Marsh also appears on several tracks.
Marco Granados- Music of Venezuela (2008)
>Venezuelan merengue, joropo, bambuco
>Venezuelan born flautist Marco Granados works in both the jazz and classical worlds and brings attention to the music of his native land. On this album he arranges and performs engaging renditions of folk and classical music from Venezuela with jazz-influenced improvisation in many of the tracks.
Maria Schneider- Evanescence (1994)
>big band, progressive jazz
>Considered by many to be the spiritual successor of Gil Evans, Maria Schneider writes complex, colorful and exciting music for big band. This was her debut album with a band made up of great jazz players like Tim Ries, Rich Perry, Tim Hagans, Ben Monder, and Kenny Werner.
Gurdjieff- Piano Music played by Thomas De Hartmann (date unknown)
>solo piano, vinyl rip
>George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was a Russian author and spiritual leader, who also wrote music inspired by his beliefs. This is a vinyl rip of some of his compositions for solo piano, very much inspired by late Romantic composers, as well as early impressionsim.
Red Rodney- Red Snapper (1988)
>Rodney was one of the great trumpeters who followed in Gillespie's wake in the 50's and after a long spell without recording, he began recording again in the classic bebop style on SteepleChase records in the 1980's.
John Abercrombie- Cat ‘n’ Mouse (2002)
>modern creative, ECM
>This was guitarist John Abercrombie’s first recording with this quartet, which he would continue to record with throughout the 00’s. The instrumentation features Mark Feldman on violin, along with drums and bass, creating a really interesting and unique sound.
Sabu Martinez- Palo Congo (1957)
>Afro-Cuban chant, guaguanco
>This album is percussion heavy and also heavily features traditional Afro-Cuban vocals and chanting.
Balázs Elemer Group- Early Music (2007)
>Barouque influenced European vocal improvisation
>This Hungarian group does a variety of vocal-led music. This recording takes its inspiration from Baroque and Renaissance compositions and puts a jazz spin on them. The arrangements are great, but it is the unique style of singing that really makes this album interesting.
Holiday: Bob Brookmeyer Plays Piano (2001)
>piano trio jazz
>Brookmeyer was known in the jazz world mostly as a trombonist and arranger, but here he plays piano in a trio setting. Because of his lack of piano “chops” his playing is extremely unique; it’s remarkably colorful and relies very much on simple, but abstract melodies. In some ways it’s reminiscent of Monk.
IRM - Closure (2014)
Opus 5- Progression (2014)
>This is the third release from this makeshift quintet, made up of guys who play together as sidemen on a regular basis. On this record the group plays mostly original material that is very modern, but there is obviously a lot of influence from the tradition of post-bop quintets, especially the classic Miles quintet.
Honved Ensemble Budapest- Cantus Hungarorum (2007)
>Hungarian folk, vocal
>a collection of traditional Hungarian vocal music performed traditionally and often a capella
LVL UP - Hoodwink'd (2014)
>lofi emo bedroom punk i dunno it's chill and nice
I saw PS I Love You open for Death from Above last night and I can't find a download of For Those Who Stay LP anywhere. If anyone has it I'd appreciate it.
Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (1955)
>uniquely instrumented, contrapuntal compositions and improvisations
>This is a live recording of the innovative quintet made up of woodwinds, cello, guitar, bass, and Hamilton on drums. The compositions are intricate and creative, blending blues-based improvisation with classical counterpoint, Eastern modes, and free improvisation.
Pierrick Pedron- Kubic's Cure (2014)
>saxophone trio, fusion
>French alto player Pierrick Pedron re-interprets songs by The Cure and performs them with a sax/bass/drums trio.
Fred Hersch and Julian Lage- Free Flying (2013)
>jazz, duet improvisation
>Hersch is a veteran pianist on the NY scene and Lage is a young guitarist who is just making a name for himself. This record captures the stimulating interplay between these two musicians in a duet setting.
Mauricio Kagel- Exotica (1972)
>avant-garde, experimental, composition
>Argentinean avant-garde composer wrote this highly unique work, for “non-European instruments.” It’s primative, violent, and at times downright creepy. Kagel stated his intention for the piece was to question ‘the dominance of Western music or “culture”’ or ‘go back to the primeval origins of music-making, when singing was still at one with making sound out of simple, everyday objects’. Also included is another of Kagel’s compositions, “Tactil,” one that’s more minimalistic.
Alex Sipiagin- Steppin’ Zone (2001)
>post-bop, hard bop
>This was trumpeter Alex Sipiagin’s first recording on the Criss Cross label and it is very much in the post-bop swing tradition of Miles’ second quintet or Woody Shaw. The tunes are mostly straight-ahead swingers, but the solos are incredibly energetic and aggressive, helped out by the ridiculously hard-swinging drumming of Jeff “Tain” Watts.
radio.string.quartet.vienna- Posting Joe: Celebrating Weather Report Live (2013)
>string quartet, jazz fusion, ambient jazz
>RSQV is a string quartet that interprets jazz and popular music. This is a recording of a live performance they did of re-interpretations of some of the fusion group, Weather Report’s most popular music.
Ahmad Jamal- The Awakening (1970)
>piano trio, post-bop
>towards the end of the 60's Ahmad Jamal had changed up his style and his trio sound. This record is a good example of that later style over a variety of re-imagined standards.
Orrin Evans- Liberation Blues (2014)
>This is a live recording from the new “Live at Smoke” series recorded at Smoke Jazz Club in NYC. Evans is one of the most unique and inventive pianists around and this release captures him with a fantastic band playing a number of Evans’ interesting original tunes, as well as several re-imagined standards. There is also a racially themed poem recitation which is accompanied by the band.
This is great, got rec to me in 2010 and never ever heard of it since.
please, listen to this, its PRETTY much bossa-nova inspired but still sounds like something new (except wave, that shit is a cntl c + cntrl v of a Tom Carlos Jobim song)
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis - The Complete Piano Music of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Volume 1 (2000)
Played by NIkolaus Lahusen
>Lithauenian composer and painter
Does anyone have any Gruvis malt ?
I can't find it anywhere.
Kiss Kiss - Reality vs The Optimist
> Indie Rock , Art Rock , Alternative
Zombina and the Skeletones - Death Valley High
>Horror punk with influences of synth punk, new wave, doo-wop, epitome of fun music
Death Valley High.zip 55.0 MB
Can someone be an absolute hero and hook me up with a what.cd invite?
I've always kept a >2.0 ratio on any private tracker I've used, so don't worry about that
I feel like I'm the last person on this board who cares about music but can't get into what.cd
I Hope Not - Listenterns (2015)
>freak folk, avant-garde, free improvisation, psychedelic/drone, feels like a post-industrial jungle
>inspired by can, autechre, and animal collective
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
>Art rock, Power pop, Psychedelic Pop, Pop rock, Experimental rock
It has good days and it has bad days. I still see a few hit 300 posts pretty quickly but when the content is like it is in this thread (almost exclusively jazz), it won't get much attention. Genre variety and the posting of well known albums is essential.
And by well known I mean some of the top albums or artists from the last year or two. Most of what I see in here is the kind of thing I find in OP shops in the 99 cents bin.
A Place to Bury Strangers - Transfixiation
shoegaze, post-punk, noise rock, mp3 v0
straight from what, seed for free cred.