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Pedro said:
Vladimir said:
The band was founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner Henseleit. Originally, group members started out playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical Diarrhoea. In 1992 they produced a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self-described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down-tuned Autopsy sounds".

Ambient, dark ambient, jazz

Full album
If you're into Boredom & Der Club of Gore check out The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and their live alter ego The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation.

Dark ambient stuff is perfect for the holiday season :)
Awesome, I'll check them out, thanks.
 

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I expect most Jazz heads would turn their noses up at this one but I have been hooked by it big time . *music2*

https://open.spotify.com/track/4aAm12dBZXpECegdO1EmFc
 

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This is another track that may divide opinion.

The Jazz Liberatorz.

https://open.spotify.com/track/2HG7vTNCK8Cfkw0VSQ7nw8
 

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Electro said:
I had to put this album here as well.

Bela Fleck - Three flew over the cuckoo's nest .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo3hG5hz6CA&list=PLlLPbdXYqkafZ0CrQKuDi42eAdwd7AP0q

You might like this one Vladimir. *good*
I'm really feeling this album. Very nice indeed. *dirol*

Try this out you may like. OUTBOUND by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
 

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BigH said:
Another ECM I have just played is:
Blue Maqams - Anouar Brahem
Sublime album. I'm a big Brahem fan and can't wait to see him live next year here in Lisbon :D
 

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio - January

I new one to me but I read they are Tomasz Stańko rhythm section. I would say similar to some of the Scandinavian jazz trio records I've heard, such as Tord Gustavssen.
 

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Embodying the Light.

First time I've heard this but it's pretty good. Well worth trying.
 
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Slowly rolling camera. Slowly rolling camera

OK it's not full on jazz maybe more coffee table background type.

A bit of jazz meets triphop fusion type stuff,I'm quite enjoying this recently.https://open.spotify.com/album/1EE55TnO6MO7rybpc1J8CA?si=kJFV4gotTDSEf4O4CJqTtQ
 

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Dreams and Daggers
A new artist to me, if you like female jazz vocals then this is worth a try, not really me cup of tea but the sound quality is excellent.
 

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Dreams and Daggers
A new artist to me, if you like female jazz vocals then this is worth a try, not really me cup of tea but the sound quality is excellent.
 

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Few recent excellent Jazz releases Kamasi Washington, Marcus Miller and John Coltrane. Also worth checking out newly remastered Ornette Coleman.
 

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I'm bumping this truly excellent thread, now that I'm in the position to start making my way through the brilliant suggestions.
 

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insider9 said:
Few recent excellent Jazz releases Kamasi Washington, Marcus Miller and John Coltrane. Also worth checking out newly remastered Ornette Coleman.
What are the titles?
 

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Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

Marcus Miller - Laid Back

John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Great choice! Just listening to Kamasi Washington's Street Fighter Mas as I type. Marcus Miller's album is beautifully recorded too, love it.

also, on YouTube, check out this super track...

Od Ebra do Dunava Live in Vilnius - Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra

they're clearly enjoying themselves playing this.
 

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Live At The Village Vanguard

A Rift in Decorum, reveals Akinmusire as a performer of extremes. Some tracks, like the opening "Maurice & Michael," or the buoyant "H.A.M.S.," find him launching into frenetic, cubist solos in which he accents his harmonically rich lines with dabs of rounded trumpet squelch, puckered vocalizations, and wide, bug-like intervals. Other times, as on the ruminate "Moment in Between the Rest" and the languid "First Page," he evokes the measured classical sound of composers like Morton Feldman and the equally nocturnal introspection of Bill Evans.



Elsewhere, tracks like the flowing "Taymoor's World" find him offering both extremes, moving dancer-like between early piano-driven sections and later, wildly gesticulated group improvs. He also makes room for several solo spotlights, as on his own largely rubato "Trumpet Sketch," Harris' intro to the aptly titled "Piano Sketch," and Raghavan's moody bass feature that leads into the languorous and pensive "Condor." Ultimately, it's the tension between Akinmusire's refined compositions and his band's robust, dynamic reading of them that makes A Rift in Decorum so compelling.

Spotify | Tidal | GPM | Qobuz
 

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Yet this album is so brewing with energy, it is relentlessly exciting the room and the listener.

 

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In 1970, the members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago were living as expatriates in Paris. The group had only recently expanded to its permanent quintet status with the addition of drummer/percussionist Don Moye when they were asked by New Wave director Moshe Misrahi to provide the soundtrack for his movie, Les Stances a Sophie. The music was never used in the film but, luckily, it was recorded. The result was one of the landmark records of the burgeoning avant-garde of the time and, simply put, one of the greatest jazz albums ever. On two of the tracks, the Art Ensemble is joined by vocalist Fontella Bass, at the time the wife of trumpeter Lester Bowie and riding the success of her pop-soul hit Rescue Me. She's featured most prominently on the opening number, Theme De Yoyo, an astounding piece that has achieved legendary status as the finest fusion of funk and avant-garde jazz ever recorded.



The mix is indeed seamless, with Moye and Favors laying down a throbbing, infectious groove, Bass singing the surreally erotic lyrics with enormous soul and the horn players soloing with ecstatic abandon. The remaining pieces cover a wide range stylistically with no less beauty and imagination, including two variations on a theme by Monteverdi, intense free improvising and soft, deeply probing sonic investigations.Their extensive knowledge of prior jazz styles, love of unusual sound sources (the so-called "little instruments) and fearless exploration of the furthest reaches of both instrumental and compositional possibilities came into full flower on this record.

Spotify | Youtube
 

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Alain Gibert, Bruno Chevillon, Jean-Louis Matinier, Louis Sclavis



Bruno is an amazing bass player. He really shows his athletic skills on the instrument in this album, specifically on Se yu sabio (#2). To be able to pair with Tim Berne (Old And Unwise: 2012) and Louis Sclavis he has be good.



Accordion – Jean-Louis Matinier
Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone – Louis Sclavis
Vocals, Double Bass – Bruno Chevillon
Vocals, Trombone, Piano, Written-By, Liner Notes – Alain Gibert

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Album is very much in the same french riviera bossa jazz modus as my favorite Macedonian band- Foltin.



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