Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}

Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}
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Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop

The First Decade by The Bob Mintzer Big Band is a collection from the leader's seven critically acclaimed big band albums on the DMP label. Bob Mintzer's unique writing and arranging for the big band led CD Review to call his band "the best big band ever".

John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}

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John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}

John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Neither guitarist John Abercrombie nor producer Manfred Eicher's ECM label are often thought of in connection with dissonant, almost aggressive music, which makes the powerful OPEN LAND that much more of a surprise. Moving away from the guitar/synthesizer experiments Abercrombie favored in the early '90s towards a more traditional electric guitar tone, his playing here is at times fierce and never less than dazzling. With nine tracks in just under 65 minutes, the song structures of OPEN LAND are a bit more compact than Abercrombie usually favors; his solos are consequently more streamlined and intense.

Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}

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Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}

Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk

In contrast to the many soul veterans who have turned to urban contemporary sounds in the hope of staying on the staying on the charts, Tower of Power has stuck with the type of horn-driven, live-sounding funk and soul that put the Bay Area band on the map. Tower was long past its prime by the time Monster on a Leash was released in 1991, and had experienced its share of personnel changes. Lead singer Tom Bowes, although a passionate and competent belter, is hardly on a par with Lenny Williams. Even so, this is a respectable and decent effort from a band that remained artistically viable by staying true to itself.

Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}

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Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}

Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}
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Genre: Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Funk

This album's got lots of nice jazz fusion tracks, blended with the nice R&B tip that the band usually has. Titles include "Love In the Dark", "Soho", "One Step To A Miracle", "Smile", and their great cover of "Always There".

Gary Willis / Llibert Fortuny / Kirk Covington - Slaughterhouse 3 (2006) {ABLX004}

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Gary Willis / Llibert Fortuny / Kirk Covington - Slaughterhouse 3 (2006) {ABLX004}

Gary Willis / Llibert Fortuny / Kirk Covington - Slaughterhouse 3 (2006) {ABLX004}
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Genre: Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Anyone familiar with electric bassist Gary Willis (co-founder of the powerhouse fusion outfit Tribal Tech) and drummer Kirk Covington (a longtime member of that same group) will know that any saxophone trio they are involved with will be far removed from convention. Add saxophonist Llibert Fortuny, a rising star on the Spanish jazz scene, and the result is Slaughterhouse 3, an energized, take-no-prisoners album that, with its combination of potent grooves, wild electronics and freewheeling improvisation, will appeal equally to fans of fusion, jam-bands and electronica.

Gary Willis - Retro (2013)

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Gary Willis - Retro (2013)

Gary Willis - Retro (2013)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

One of the most formidable fretless electric bassists in the post-Jaco Pastorius era, Texas native and current Barcelona resident Gary Willis joins forces with Catalan keyboardist Albert Bover and Budapest-born drummer Gergo Borlai on this exhilarating take on the electric piano trio.

Akira Inoue Consort - Issimbow (2009) {Pacific Garden Japan}

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Akira Inoue Consort - Issimbow (2009) {Pacific Garden Japan}

Akira Inoue Consort - Issimbow (2009) {Pacific Garden Japan}
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Genre: Fusion, New Age, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Sound producer Akira Inoue has released a 30-volume album based on the concept of heritage 医 Ishinshin`. Talking to the five senses and mind and body of modern people, from fragrance, from art, and from music. A work that shapes the concept of `` I want to make life beautiful '' in all areas.

Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}

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Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}

Randy Crawford - Secret Combination (1981) {Warner}
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Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B

Randy Crawford made even more noise on the urban contemporary and R&B front in 1981 with this album, one of her most successful ever from a chart and hit standpoint. The title track and the album cut "Rio De Janeiro Blue" were well-received. She continued smartly blending jazzy pop, slick ballads, and earnest, anguished numbers like her cover of "Rainy Night In Georgia."

Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}

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Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}

Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Post-Bop

Tania Maria's debut is a mix of hushed bossa numbers and up-tempo, jazz-inflected sambas that show off the prowess of her nine-piece band. "Zé," which belongs to the latter category, is an original tune that begins with Maria's slightly over-the-top scatting and builds into a kickin' samba jam; on "Para Chick," a Tom Jobim instrumental, the group is at its most improvisational, with Maria herself (on piano) dishing out some fine solos; and on the tempo-shifting "Ideias E Ideias," Maria manages to sound like Astrud Gilberto and Ella Fitzgerald within the span of a few chord changes. Though it's heavy on the standard bossa/samba fare, it's also a uniformly solid album and a fine introduction to Maria's catalog.

Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}

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Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}

Randy Crawford - Now We May Begin (1980) {Warner}
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Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

The Crusaders produced this '80 album, one of the better Randy Crawford sets. The song "Last Night At Danceland" was a hit, while the album cut "One Day I'll Fly Away" got widespread radio airplay and did well in the international market. Crawford's quivering delivery and eclectic nature has made it difficult for record companies to target and market her material; this was one of the few times she penetrated the urban contemporary and R&B markets.

The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}

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The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}

The Jacksons - Original Album Classics (2008) [5CDs] {Epic}
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Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop, Disco

2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the Soul icons features five of their albums recorded after they left the comforts of Motown and headed over to Epic with more artistic control over their recordings: The Jacksons (1976), Goin' Places (1977), Destiny (1978), Triumph (1980) and Victory (1984). These albums show how quickly the Jacksons, as a recording unit, were progressing beyond their Pop-oriented Motown recordings and reconnecting with their Soul roots.

The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}

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The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}

The Jackson 5 - 4 Original Albums (2010) [4CDs] {Universal}
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Genre: Soul, Funk

The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music during the early '70s, and the last great group to come out of the Motown hitmaking machine before Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder shifted the label's focus to more individual visions. The Jackson 5's infectious brand of funky pop-soul was a definite departure from the typically smooth, elegant Motown sound, as befitting the group's youth and the dawn of a new decade. That youth, coupled with the merchandising juggernaut that sprang up behind them, inevitably got them tagged a bubblegum group. But they were far more talented musically than that label would suggest, especially lead singer Michael, and their material, while sunny and upbeat, didn't pander to its audience. Solo careers and overexposure gradually weakened the Jackson 5, but their best music still holds up surprisingly well as some of the most vibrant mainstream pop/R&B of its era.

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The new record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→). Expanding on the strength of his touring quartet with pianist Gwilym Simcock, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Antonio Sanchez on From This Place, guitar master Pat Metheny adds the lush yet never overpowering sound of the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, as well as Luis Conte on additional percussion.

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}
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Genre: Fusion

The Way Up is the Pat Metheny Group's debut offering for Nonesuch Records. Comprised of a single, sprawling, 68-minute composition by Metheny and Lyle Mays divided into four sections on CD it is an unprecedented new direction for the band. The lineup is the same as on the live Speak of Now from 2003 Metheny and Mays on keyboards, bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Antonio Sanchéz, and trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu. New to the roster is Swiss/American harmonicat Gregoire Maret.

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

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Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Raoul Björkenheim's guitar playing is often described as a force of nature, the conventional traits usually associated with jazz or rock having given way to a more visceral, expressionistic approach to creating timbre and velocities. Experimenting with various tunings on 6 and 12 string guitars, Raoul makes full use of the subtleties offered by electronics and the deft touch of his fingers, creating startling textures that imitate everything from birds, opera singers or flutes to heavy industrial machines, string orchestras or butterfly wings. Constantly discovering new sonorities on his guitar, he has created a uniquely personal language which speaks to audiences all over the world through his concerts and recordings. Influenced at first by Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King, Raoul progressed gradually from Frank Zappa to John McLaughlin and John Coltrane, finding great inspiration in the highly charged expression of their music.