Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time (2009)

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Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time (2009)

Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time (2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic (5051865615828)

Seasick Steve has been playing music all his life although he didn't start making a living at it until he was in his early sixties. He was born in Oakland, and took guitar lessons from K.C. Douglas who wrote the standard "Mercury Blues." He traveled the world busking, played as a session guitarist, and was befriended by Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell in the '60s. In the '80s, he produced the first Modest Mouse album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About. He moved to Norway with his wife and family in 2001, and started recording his quirky blues tunes on an old four-track tape machine. After a heart attack, he got serious about his career and cut Dog House Music, which sold over 200,000 copies with little promotion…

Martin Kratochvíl & Jazz Q - Jazz Q [8CD Box Set] (2007)

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Martin Kratochvíl & Jazz Q - Jazz Q [8CD Box Set] (2007)

Martin Kratochvil & Jazz Q - Jazz Q [8CD Box Set] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,54 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 965 MB | Covers - 199 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Supraphon (SU 5872-2)

An exclusive 8-CD box set containing albums and rare recordings made by the Czech jazzrock legend Martin Kratochvíl! The box set includes albums not previously released on CD or unavailable for many years, as well as studio recordings with a hallmark of surprise from the repertoire of Martin Kratochvíl’s Jazz Q. The compilation has been put together by the band’s front man and supplemented by an interesting memoir of his colleague Tony Ackermann.
From the introductory “Pozorovatelna” (Observatory) to the concluding bonus “Co se na desky nevešlo” (Outtakes), the listener is presented with first-class pieces performed by superlative instrumentalists and vocalists. Besides the keyboard wizard Kratochvíl, you will hear Francl, Padrůněk, Vrbovec and Dugganová, and, as time went by, other of his permanent or occasional musical partners…

Klaus Schulze - Moonlake (2005) (Re-up)

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Klaus Schulze - Moonlake (2005) (Re-up)

Klaus Schulze - Moonlake (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 466 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Synthetic Symphony (SPV 63882 CD)

Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. The title "Moonlake" refers to Schulze's love of the Austrian Moonlake and the monumental fascination radiated by this lake and its surrounding landscape. All of this is perfectly reflected in the intensity and power of this album. "Moonlake" is nevertheless a typical Klaus Schulze album, one that in the words of Schulze "unites tradition and vision". There is a noticeable focus on percussion on "Moonlake", which hasn't been found on Schulze's albums for some time. While rhythm was often used as an element to supplement the music on his earlier albums, it takes on a more dominant role on "Moonlake".

Full Moon - Full Moon (1972) [Japanese Edition 2005]

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Full Moon - Full Moon (1972) [Japanese Edition 2005]

Full Moon - Full Moon (1972) [Japanese Edition 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 355 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, R&B, Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dreamsville Records (YDCD-0117)

The group Full Moon represented one of the first attempts at fusing jazz, blues, and rock in the very early 1970's. The group's members consisted of some surivivors of the 60's, mainly from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Buzzy Feiten, a guitar legend at age 18 played lead guitar for Butterfield from 69-71, and then went on to record two albums with Stevie Wonder, and even toured with Stevie Wonder in the Rolling Stones tour of 1972. Phil Wilson was the original drummer for Butterfield, and wanted to write songs and do something other than blues. "Brother" Gene Dinwiddie was a consumate and perfectionist sax player who also wanted to write songs. Freddie Beckmeyer on drums, and a young Neil Larsen on keyboards rounded out the group. Neil Larsen was a keyboardist with no bounds, and a favorite of jazz producer Tommy LiPuma…

Stan Getz - Blue Skies [Recorded 1982] (1995) (Re-up)

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Stan Getz - Blue Skies [Recorded 1982] (1995) (Re-up)

Stan Getz - Blue Skies [Recorded 1982] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4676)

Because Stan Getz was so consistent during his lifetime - very rarely did he record a weak album - one greets a posthumous release like Blue Skies with enthusiasm. Although recorded in January 1982, Blue Skies remained in the can until 1995, four years after the saxman's death from cancer. Joined by pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Billy Hart, Getz is in excellent form on this generally caressing and introspective CD. The only up-tempo offering on Blue Skies is McNeely's cerebral "There We Go"; Getz is quite relaxed on Johnson's dreamy "Antigny" and interpretations of "Blue Skies," "Easy Living," "Spring Is Here," and "How Long Has This Been Going On." True to form, Getz makes the listener marvel at his tone throughout the album; without question, he had one of the sexiest, most gorgeous tones in the history of jazz. It's unfortunate that this excellent material went unreleased for 13 years.

Rick Miller - Unstuck In Time (2020)

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Rick Miller - Unstuck In Time (2020)

Rick Miller - Unstuck In Time (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 347 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Progressive Promotion Records

Rick Miller has been part of the progressive rock music scene since 2004, releasing 11 prog rock style albums during this period while also experimenting in other musical ventures in the new age and electronic genres. Unstuck In Time, his latest release was written and recorded mostly during the shutdown cause by the Covid pandemic this year. Several of the album’s tracks reflect this lyrically and musically. The album title, Unstuck In Time is a phrase taken from Kurt Vonnegut’s book, Slaughterhouse Five and is the inspiration behind the final and longest track of the album. The overall mood of the album is dark and haunting with a hard edge the comes to the surface occasionally.

Deep Forest - La Sélection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014) (Re-up)

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Deep Forest - La Sélection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014) (Re-up)

Deep Forest - La Selection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,17 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 402 MB | Covers - 172 MB
Genre: New Age, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (88843082752)

Innovatively fusing traditional ethnic musics with state-of-the-art rhythms, the work of Deep Forest was best typified by their 1993 "Sweet Lullaby," which brought together the contemporary sounds of ambient techno with a haunting traditional lullaby from the Solomon Islands. The project was primarily the work of the French keyboardists and programmers Eric Mouquet and Michael Sanchez; after the latter returned from Africa with boxes of records he'd picked up across the continent, he and Mouquet began sampling the native sounds for use with their atmospheric dance tracks, and with the aid of producer Dan Lacksman, their eponymous debut LP appeared in 1993…

Erja Lyytinen - Songs From The Road (2012)

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Erja Lyytinen - Songs From The Road (2012)

Erja Lyytinen - Songs From The Road (2012)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 515 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers - 84 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RUF Records (RUF 1179)

The blues queen of Finland Erja Lyytinen and Eric Clapton have other things in common besides the blues. One being that they are both much more exciting live than they are on their polite and polished studio albums. Erja's live CD is a part of the Songs From The Road series. The album was recorded in Savoy theatre last fall and it finally showcases Lyytinen in an environment where she is at her best.

Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti - Magneettimiehen Kuolema (1970) [Reissue 2003]

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Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti - Magneettimiehen Kuolema (1970) [Reissue 2003]

Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti - Magneettimiehen Kuolema (1970) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 305 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic/Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Love Records/Siboney (LRCD 28)

Pekka Streng (1948-1975) was both a mystic and a tragic character, being a pioneer of the small scene of Finnish psychedelic folk music. At late 1960's he participated in activities of The University Student Theatre, and he also did some radio plays which made so good impression to the staff at YLE (Finnish Radio Broadcast co.), that he was recommended to Otto Donner, who invited Pekka to do recordings for the famous Love Records label. On these albums along with the help famous Finnish musicians Pekka sings and plays acoustic guitar, and also all of the songs and lyrics on these records are written by him.
His first record "Magneettimiehen Kuolema" ("The Death of A Magnet Man", 1970) was done with the famous prog band Tasavallan Presidentti…

Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard - Fire Waltz (Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remem

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Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard - Fire Waltz (Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remem

Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard - Fire Waltz (Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Vol. II) (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: King Records (CDJ 681)

Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison continued their homage to the Eric Dolphy/Booker Little duo with a second set of performances recorded at Sweet Basil. They featured "Fire Waltz" and "Bee Vamp," two more tunes the duo immortalized during their Five Spot performances. Their versions are well-intentioned, frequently exciting, and superbly played. But they are not transcendent for the simple reason that Harrison lacks Dolphy's fluency on either alto sax or bass clarinet, and Blanchard does not possess Little's command of the upper register or his embouchure. That is not a knock; they certainly clicked with the rhythm section of pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Ed Blackwell, who did play on the originals. Both of these volumes are highly recommended, but if you have not heard the originals, do whatever it takes to get them.

Dead Melodies & Zenjungle - Anthropocene (2020)

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Dead Melodies & Zenjungle - Anthropocene (2020)

Dead Melodies & Zenjungle - Anthropocene (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cryo Chamber

Dead Melodies and Zenjungle join forces on this dark noir ambient album.
Far beneath the lofty empire of steel and brick, a perpetual blanket of darkness reigns harbouring mankind's darkest sins. And amidst this grotesque illusion of grandeur, in which the elitist grip ever tightens, the forsaken's demons awake from their slumber wreaking havoc in the eternal shadow. Man's greatest creation and ruin rolled into one in an endless labyrinth of forgotten secrets, unsolved mysteries and stories that are yet to be told.
Step into the haze of the low lying smog and lose yourself in these noir tales from the darkest corners of the city, courtesy of Dead Melodies and Zenjungle. Recommended for fans of Dark Ambient Noir Jazz.

Al Green - Everything's OK (2005)

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Al Green - Everything's OK (2005)

Al Green - Everything's OK (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Soul, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 8 74584 2 0)

Al Green's second record for Blue Note reunites the same cast of characters who made his comeback disc, 2003's I Can't Stop, such a success. Willie Mitchell is behind the boards, the cream of old-school Hi musicians is here, and Green hasn't lost a step vocally. In fact, it sounds like he has gained a step somehow; his crazed screams, hollered interjections, and whoops of joy seem more assured and his falsetto is clear and strong. The songs are here, too, with a good mix of uptempo movers (the rollicking "Build Me Up," the high-energy title track, and "Nobody But You") and sweet, string-laden ballads ("Perfect to Me," "Real Love," and "All the Time"). Green sounds on fire most of the time, really letting loose on "Everything's OK," testifying on "Be My Baby," and ripping it up like a kid everywhere else…

Netherworld - Netherworld (In the Following Half-Light) (1981) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

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Netherworld - Netherworld (In the Following Half-Light) (1981) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Netherworld - Netherworld (In the Following Half-Light) (1981) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MALS (MALS 240)

Following the example of some of their fellow-countrymen of the late Seventies (Nightwinds, Infinity…), Netherworld could create a kind of music with a high quality, inspired by the best bands in this style (Genesis and ELP for example), with a particular virtuosity and energy. A little like Twelfth Night, this band combines vocal theatrical intonation, guitar arpeggios, energetic and emphatic keyboards, with multiple breaks and high-velocity solos. All of this is included in a very well composed and structured music.

Klaus Schulze - Silhouettes (2018) (Re-up)

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Klaus Schulze - Silhouettes (2018) (Re-up)

Klaus Schulze - Silhouettes (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 402 MB | Covers - 126 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV (SPV 267202 CD)

Electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze has released Silhouettes, his first album of new music in 5 years. “In the wake of your 70th birthday, you naturally find yourself looking back at the past,” notes Schulze. “So the result is a reorientation, a renewed awareness of what is really important.” With this album, Schulze says that he has tried to reduce his music to its essential elements. “No great distractions, nothing to force your attention in a certain direction, no major effects or gimmicks, no frills or dominant rhythms,” he explains. “ It was important to me to paint the pictures in the depth of the space, the sonic fields of tension and atmosphere.”

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998) (Re-up)

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Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998) (Re-up)

Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions (1957-1961) [7CD Box Set] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,68 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 724 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (APJ 037)

Despite various reissue formats over several decades, the seven original LPs contained in Thelonious Monk - The Riverside Tenor Sessions stood perfectly well on their own at the time of initial release and remain among the highest achievements of a truly golden age. Recorded and released between 1956 and 1961, these seven Monk combo albums were critical in Monk's emergence from a decade of ridicule and neglect to his status at the pinnacle of the jazz pantheon. In addition to some of his best recorded piano performances and more than two dozen of his profoundly personal compositions, these albums provide an overview of the era's major tenor saxophonists, with contributions by Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Rouse and Harold Land…