Category Archives: jazz

Late goodbye

As you may have noticed, this blog is plain dead. I just want to thank everybody that came around, listened to free music, supported ccnelas in some way, linked back, sent me music, or said hello. These pages will continue to exist at the address So if you need to return (sometimes I do), you know where to go.

♫ the end ♫

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Hugo “Droppy” Contini – Strikes Back !

Hugo “Droppy” ContiniStrikes Back !

Hugo Droppy Contini - Strikes Back !

Hugo "Droppy" Contini - Strikes Back !

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That’s the first swing/jazz/bop album featured here! Tracks have the characteristic smooth jazz feeling and a good balance between themes and improvisations. Give it a try!

Strikes Back ! (2008)

  1. On a Slow Boat To China (4:08)
  2. Dear Old Stockholm (6:41)
  3. Spontaneous Effort (4:26)
  4. Jackie’s Idea (5:01)
  5. It Never Entered My Mind (3:17)



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Tom Fahy – “Aestrid” and “A Room Full of Guys”

Tom Fahy – “Aestrid” and “A Room Full of Guys” (by-sa)

Tom Fahy

Tom Fahy

Tom Fahy (Quinn McCarthy) was the leader of this experimental band together with Jiang Dan, Rachael Eisley, Zhang Li and Liu Kaige, until he died in June 2008. In September, 79 albums of the band were uploaded to Jamendo. Seventy-nine, amazing. And they are indeed a tremendous source of instrumental music from experimental to classical.

These two albums are a nice soft experimental jazzy trip. Very good atmosphere to relax or just do pleasant things. The firsts songs from each are my favorite for now… very inspiring 🙂

Aestrid (2007)

Aestrid (2007)

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Aestrid (2007)

  1. Aestrid (9:35)
  2. Gil’s Women (9:30)
  3. A.T.O.W. (8:29)
  4. The Hidden Tax (14:28)
A Room Full of Guys (2007)

A Room Full of Guys (2007)

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A Room Full of Guys (1st edition 2007, 2nd edition 2008)

  1. Under A Mauve Sky (8:20)
  2. Valparaíso (9:00)
  3. A Room Full of Guys (9:18)
  4. Patron Saint of Waitresses (9:34)
  5. Chain Letters (9:16)
  6. Emer’s Promise (9:16)
  7. I’ll Be Seeing You (5:27)



Filed under easy, experimental, jazz

do-up – Acoustic Lounge (Live)

do-upAcoustic Lounge (Live)

do-up Acoustic Lounge (Live)
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This album has a lot of style. The music is clear, groovy, and perfectly built. There are no badly constructed ideas or not-so-well placed elements. The kitchen is precise creating a nice bed for the jazzy improvisations and original vocals. Well, I liked a lot! You can check their website, if you can read Russian.

do-up – Acoustic Lounge (Live)

  1. be free
  2. desert road
  3. feel me
  4. moody

[recommended by K.Mandla]

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Triplexity – Between Light And Shadow

TriplexityBetween Light And Shadow


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Extraordinary album!!! Triplexity is a virtual band between Nikila, SaReGaMa and Hamelin Bérengnier, build upon live collaboration thru the internet! I was already familiar with SaReGaMa’s unique music style (see 4D Reality and The Pluteus Trip compilation) and was expecting good music for this self-tagged different forms of NuJazz collaboration. It came out extremely nice! A mix of jazz, chillout, kind of meditative, with excellent instrumental melodic lines (sax, clarinet…) ok, go and download!

Listen to the song Three 4 Ten

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OPRACHINA – The jazz farm

OPRACHINAThe jazz farm


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Excellent jazz solos and themes from Italy. It does remind me of something in between Hermeto Paschoal and Michel Portal… very interesting experiments. Check them live or at myspace!


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…and nobody cared – Breakfast in Tanger

…and nobody caredBreakfast in Tanger

Breakfast in Tanger

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Very nice multiplicity of sounds with a lot of different moods, all nicely laid with a trumpet and electro sounds. Quite different approach indeed, excellent album!

Recommended by galaktycznyzwiad.

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Passages from “When pigs fly…”

I selected some of my favorite passages from the excellent text by Rob Sheridan:

When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of Dissent, and a Brief History of Record Industry Suicide.

If you have read it already, you can enjoy it again. If you haven’t yet, hope these passages stimulate you to click the link above and read the full text, definitely recommended!

about majors

They had a chance to move forward, to evolve with technology and address the changing needs of consumers – and they didn’t. Instead, they panicked – they showed their hand as power-hungry dinosaurs, and they started to demonize their own customers, the people whose love of music had given them massive profits for decades.

an example

Newspapers are a good example: It used to be that people read newspapers to get the news. That was the distribution method, and newspaper companies controlled it. You paid for a newspaper, and you got your news, that’s how it worked. Until the internet came along, and a new generation of innovative people created websites, and suddenly anyone could distribute information, and they could distribute it faster, better, more efficiently, and for free. Obviously this hurt the newspaper industry, but there was nothing they could do about it, because they didn’t own the information itself – only the distribution method. Their only choice was to innovate and find ways to compete in a new marketplace.

lobbies and fear

But shady political maneuvers and scare tactics are all the RIAA and other anti-piracy groups have left, because people who download music illegally now number in the hundreds of millions, and they can’t sue everyone.


In this sense, Oink was not only an absolute paradise for music fans, but it was unquestionably the most complete and most efficient music distribution model the world has ever known.

majors’s lost chance

If the music industry had found a way to capitalize on the power, devotion, and innovation of its own fans the way Oink did, it would be thriving right now instead of withering.

pre-release leaks

Here’s an interesting aside: The RIAA loves to complain about music pirates leaking albums onto the internet before they’re released in stores – painting the leakers as vicious pirates dead set on attacking their enemy, the music industry. But you know where music leaks from? From the fucking source, of course – the labels!

music diversity

Through sites like Oink, the amount and variety of music I listen to has skyrocketed, opening me up to hundreds of artists I never would have experienced otherwise. I’m now fans of their music, and I may not have bought their CDs, but I would have never bought their CD anyway, because I would have never heard of them!

some compassion

But it’s not so much that they shut Oink down that boils my blood, it’s the fucking bullshit propaganda they put out there. If the industry tried to have some kind of compassion – if they said, “we understand that these are just music fans trying to listen to as much music as they can, but we have to protect our assets, and we’re working on an industry-wide solution to accommodate the changing needs of music fans”…


The press release says: “This was not a case of friends sharing music for pleasure.” Wh – what?? That’s EXACTLY what it was!


Radiohead was “experimenting,” releasing a low-quality MP3 version of an album only to punish the fans who paid for it by later releasing a full-quality CD version with extra tracks.

Radiohead was moving in the right direction, but if they really want to start a revolution, they need to place the “pay-what-you-want” digital album on the same content and quality level as the “pay-what-we-want” physical album.

looking back

Until the walls finally come down, we’re in what will inevitably be looked back on as a very awkward, chaotic period in music history – fans are being arrested for sharing the music they love, and many artists are left helpless, unable to experiment with new business models because they’re locked into record contracts with backwards-thinking labels.


full text.

[via Remixtures]

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fonetik – demo



Great electro-jazz album. Really great!

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Stan-X – Stan-X


Stan-X - Stan-X

That is some very good funk-jazz-fusion music to start the month!


Filed under funk, fusion, jazz