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Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell – Black Talk! (1970) [24bit FLAC]

Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell - Black Talk! (1970) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell
Album: Black Talk!
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1970
Tracks: 05
Duration: 00:38:32
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 449.74 MB
Label: Prestige Records

The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” into an anthem called “Black Talk” and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early Seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, “Aquarius” and “More Today than Yesterday,” giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values. He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists—trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person—who added fuel to Earland’s fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called “The Mighty Burner.”

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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow – Andando El Tiempo (2016) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow
Album: Andando El Tiempo
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2016
Tracks: 05
Duration: 00:47:16
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 782.99 MB
Label: ECM

Andando el Tiempo features new music of wide emotional compass by Carla Bley, and underlines her originality and resourcefulness as a jazz composer. “Saints Alive!” sets up animated conversations between the participants with striking statements from Steve Swallow’s bass guitar and Andy Sheppard’s soprano sax. The stately “Naked Bridges/Diving Brides” draws inspiration from Mendelssohn and the poetry of Paul Haines. And the powerful three part title composition — which addresses the trials and tribulations of recovery from addiction — moves through sorrow to hopefulness and joy. The trio with Sheppard and Swallow has been an ideal vehicle for Carla’s writing for more than 20 years and also provides one of the best contexts for her unique piano playing. Like the critically lauded ECM album Trios (2012), Andando el Tiempo was recorded at Lugano’s RSI Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.

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Cheap Trick – Heaven Tonight (1978) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Cheap Trick
Album: Heaven Tonight
Genre: Rock
Year: 1978
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:43:41
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 493.89 MB
Label: Epic/Legacy

Heaven Tonight is rock group Cheap Trick’s third studio album. Critics and fans agree the 1978 release is one of the band’s best albums, the main reason being that the group was able create a perfect mix of pop and rock. Heaven Tonight features singles “Surrender”, “High Roller” and “Heaven Tonight”.

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Carol Sudhalter – Shades Of Carol (2005) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Carol Sudhalter
Album: Shades Of Carol
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2005
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:03:06
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 1.29 GB
Label: Alfa Music

There’s a spirited energy in the work here, which audiences have long enjoyed in this adopted New Yorker’s performances. The tones and colors on Shades of Carol prove to be varied and inviting. –Andrew Velez, All About Jazz

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