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Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke – Hope (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke – Hope (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 54:26 minutes | 979 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Edition Records

Tension in music often leads to some of the most rewarding recordings and performances – when there’s cross-talk around who should take the lead, when someone is pushing and someone else is pulling, when the band isn’t resting in the beat but subjugating it. Duke Ellington’s great 1962 trio recording, Money Jungle, featuring Max Roach and Charles Mingus, was famously tense. You can hear it in the way Roach and Mingus are constantly snapping at each other, but their respect for Ellington takes precedence and leads to one of the finest trio records ever made.

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Kevin Hays – North (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Kevin Hays – North (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:02:11 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sunnyside

Having lived in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem for five years, pianist Kevin Hays couldn’t escape the vibrations of the historic neighborhood. He was reminded of the deep musical history of Harlem when he photographed a wall that was uncovered in the midst of the City’s continuous redevelopment. The wall was festooned with concert posters from decades past, an image Hays interpolated for the cover of his new recording, North.

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