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Jazz In Pink – Joy! (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jazz In Pink – Joy! (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:01 minutes | 487 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Shanachie

Featuring Special Guests Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Paul Jackson, Jr. And Kim Scott!!Jazz in Pink, the premier all female all-star smooth jazz ensemble, isthe brainchild of Grammy nominated multi-talented composer, key- boardist, producer Gail Jhonson. Gail has also been a long-timecollaborator and music director for the Grammy winning smoothjazz superstar, Norman Brown.Joy! #has already garnered 2 Smooth Jazz Radio Hits, “Joy Joy!” and “Keystroke.”Jazz InPink has been a featured performer at the Playboy Jazz Festival, The Hollywood Bowl and has sharedthe stage with the likes of Bobby Womack, KirkFranklin, Patti Austin, Yanni, and many others!Highlights include the uplifting “Joy Joy!”featuring Kim Waters, the chilled out “All ThatJazz”featuring Marion Meadows, the romantic “Into The Nite” and much more.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis – A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis – A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:12 minutes | 883 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Engine Records

Sesame Street comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a swinging celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary. See some of your favorite feathered and furry friends like Big Bird and Elmo sing classic Sesame Street songs alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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Jason Seizer – Vertigo (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jason Seizer – Vertigo (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 41:25 minutes | 455 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Pirouet Records

Five years ago, Jason Seizer released his last album “Cinema Paradiso”. Since then the quartet has been touring regularly on different stages and festivals and the interaction of the band has formed a fascinatingly cohesive aesthetic unit since its inception. In November, Jason Seizer releases his sixth album on the PIROUET RECORDS label with the title VERTIGO, a recording of a legendary concert in BRs Studio 2.The repertoire of this formation has grown enormously, melodies from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”, Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter” or Ennio Morricone’s “Cinema Paradiso” alternate with the musicians’ own compositions, and the listener experiences a collective celebration of sound colors.

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James Willshire – Stevenson: Passacaglia on DSCH (2013/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

James Willshire – Stevenson: Passacaglia on DSCH (2013/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:20:15 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Delphian

Music of extraordinary range and power composed at the dawn of the Space Age, Ronald Stevenson’s ‘Passacaglia on DSCH’ was long claimed as the biggest single stretch of music ever written for piano. It is a veritable world tour of styles as well as a single-minded exploration of its generating motif, and rising star James Willshire, Who received five-star acclaim in 2011 for his Delphian debut disc of music by Rory Boyle, has the technique and vaulting ambition to match both the work’s grandeur and its immense wealth of detail.

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James Brandon Lewis Quartet, Aruan Ortiz, Brad Jones, Chad Taylor – Molecular (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

James Brandon Lewis Quartet, Aruán Ortiz, Brad Jones, Chad Taylor – Molecular (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:49 minutes | 920 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Intakt Records

Saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis possesses an inspiring energy. His deep curiosity and the thrill he gets from discovery are crucial facets of his personality, and qualities that guide his art. Over the last half-decade he’s emerged as one of the most exciting figures in jazz and improvised music, a voracious listener who rejects stylistic hierarchies and one that has feverishly explored new ideas and embraced fresh motivations with every new project.

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James Blake – Before (EP) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

James Blake – Before (EP) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 16:47 minutes | 168 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Republic Records – Polydor Records

After an album crammed with star features in 2019 (Assume Form, with Travis Scott, Andre 3000, Moses Sumney, Rosalia and Metro Boomin), James Blake hasn’t shown any sign of slowing throughout this strange year that is 2020. He has made a cover of Frank Ocean’s Godspeed, released the two singles You’re Too Precious and Are You Even Real as well as a collaboration with slowthai and Mount Kimbie on Feel Away in September. The hyperactive British artist is back already with this EP consisting of four similarly dreamlike tracks, but each in their own style. I Keep Calling opens the affair with its contrast of lyrical singing, 2-step beats and throbbing bass, while Before is a ballad sang on top of distorted house kicks that quickly spiral into the cosmos. Another success is Do You Ever, a nice unstable bass R&B track, but the auto-tuned Summer of Now is less convincing, a little too alternative for the premium pop artist James Blake has now become. – Smaël Bouaici

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Jakko M Jakszyk – Secrets & Lies (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jakko M Jakszyk – Secrets & Lies (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:25 minutes | 540 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © InsideOutMusic

Jakko Jakszyk had a life-changing moment when he saw King Crimson playing Watford Town Hall on the 15th July 1971. Hearing the band that night instilled in the 13-year-old Jakko a determination to become a professional musician, setting him off on the road to what has been by any definition a remarkable career. 2020 sees the release of Jakko Jakszyk’s latest solo album, “Secrets & Lies” featuring King Crimson bandmates, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin, and Mel Collins. Containing ten songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets And Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, Separation, Under Lock & Key and Uncertain Times originating in King Crimson’s writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals. Boasting guest contributions from Simple Minds bassist John Giblin, Level 42’s Mark King and Van der Graff Generator’s Peter Hammill, who co-wrote one of the songs, this is Jakko Jakszyk’s most accomplished solo release to date.

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Jacques Schwarz-Bart – Sone Ka-La 2 (Odyssey) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jacques Schwarz-Bart – Soné Ka-La 2 (Odyssey) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:21 minutes | 620 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Yellowbird Records

Odyssey is first and foremost a tribute to the Africans who crossed the Atlantic tied in chains, and found the strength to create arts and music that have reshaped and elevated the modern world.

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Jack White – Blunderbuss (2012/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jack White – Blunderbuss (2012/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:48 minutes | 462 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Third Man Records – Columbia

Jack White is one of the undisputed kings of modern rock, and it’s somewhat confusing how he’s gotten so successful with the White Stripes and Third Man Records but he hasn’t released a solo record.

Produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, Blunderbuss has been described by White as “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”

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Jack DeJohnette – Sorcery (1974/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Jack DeJohnette – Sorcery (1974/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:17 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings

While Sorcery was not Jack DeJohnette’s first appearance on record under his own name, it did mark a major step in his career, from first-call sideman to working bandleader. Both the mix of material (full of freedom, structure, electricity, and humor), the personnel, and DeJohnette’s own multifaceted role as drummer / keyboard player / composer predict the diverse paths his groups would pursue over the next two decades. Featured players include Bennie Maupin and Dave Holland, old partners from live and studio endeavors with Miles Davis; and two guitarists who would rise to prominence in later DeJohnette bands, John Abercrombie (Directions and New Directions) and Mick Goodrick.

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