Joachim Kuhn - Let's Be Generous (1991) {CMP}

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Joachim Kuhn - Let's Be Generous (1991) {CMP}

Joachim Kuhn - Let's Be Generous (1991) {CMP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 124MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

Progressive jazz-rock-instrumental, An explosion of guitars, keyboards, percussion, bass in a conundrum of sounds that requires attentive listening but entertaining. This is Jazz from Purgatory. If you fancy Zappa's avant garde's instrumental excursion, then you'll enjoy this one too. Another hidden gem.

Steve Masakowski - Mars (1998) {Nebula}

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Steve Masakowski - Mars (1998) {Nebula}

Steve Masakowski - Mars (1998) {Nebula}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 206MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Steve Masakowski is jazz guitarist, educator, and inventor. He invented the guitar-based keytar and the switch pick and has designed three, custom-built seven-string guitars. He developed an approach to playing the guitar by using his pick design, allowing him to switch from fingerpicking to flatpicking. He has released solo albums and has worked with Johnny Adams, Mose Allison, Dave Liebman, Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Carl Fontana, Rick Margitza, Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas Payton, Dianne Reeves, Sam Rivers, Woody Shaw, Alvin Tyler, and Bennie Wallace. Since 1987, he has been a member of the band Astral Project.

Kevin Eubanks - Opening Night (1985) {GRP}

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Kevin Eubanks - Opening Night (1985) {GRP}

Kevin Eubanks - Opening Night (1985) {GRP}
EAC 1.2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Kevin Tyrone Eubanks is an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer. He was the leader of The Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010. He also led the Primetime Band on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show.

Elbicho - Elbicho VII (2007) {Warner}

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Elbicho - Elbicho VII (2007) {Warner}

Elbicho - Elbicho VII (2007) {Warner}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 376MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Flamenco, Ethnic Fusion

This album is a great mix of flamenco and jazz, and to a lesser extent, rock, ultimately, blending the acoustic guitar,flute, and horns on most tracks. There's also a couple of departures from the theme, with one heavily punk-rock song, and another song with a reggae sound, but both still have flamenco elements, even though they're solidly within their respective generes.

Kayla Waters - Apogee (2017) {Trippin N Rhythm}

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Kayla Waters - Apogee (2017) {Trippin N Rhythm}

Kayla Waters - Apogee (2017) {Trippin N Rhythm}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front Cover | 284MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

Contemporary jazz pianist, composer and writer Kayla Waters, the daughter of famous saxophonist Kim Waters, debuts with her first work Apogee (2017) on Trippin N’ Rhythm Records. Along side of Kayla, Kim was also executive producer for her album. Apogee is another word for the highest point in the development of something, a climax or culmination. For Kayla this album is the first highlight of her musical career.

Just Friends - Nevertheless (1992) {In+Out Records}

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Just Friends - Nevertheless (1992) {In+Out Records}

Just Friends - Nevertheless (1992) {In+Out Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 266MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Just Friends is the name of a group consisting of Alphonse Mouzon (drums), Bo Stief (bass), Bob Malach (saxophone), Jasper Van't Hof (piano) and Michał Urbaniak (violin).

Masanori Sasaji - Hot Taste Jam (1980) {Tokuma Japan}

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Masanori Sasaji - Hot Taste Jam (1980) {Tokuma Japan}

Masanori Sasaji - Hot Taste Jam (1980) {Tokuma Japan}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Masanori Sasaji is a Japanese fusion and jazz musician (piano, keyboard, Hammond organ, synthesizer, arrangement) and film composer. Masanori Sasaji worked in the 1980s with Osamu Kawakami, with the first recordings made in 1978 (Jumup for Joy, with Noriko Miyamoto, Kazumasa Akiyama, Yasuaki Shimizu, Eri Ohno, Takeru Muraoka), also in the band Jazz (including Hideo Yamaki, Motohiko Hamase, Yasuaki Shimizu), with Kazumi Watanabe's Kazumi Band and in the Trios Press Rider (with Takayuki Hijikata, Norio Sakai) and Mountain Tune (with Takayoshi Umeno).

Bob Malach - Some People (1980) {MPS}

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Bob Malach - Some People (1980) {MPS}

Bob Malach - Some People (1980) {MPS}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Malach and French violin star Didier Lockwood were also well-acquainted – Malach would appear on Lockwood’s MPS album “Live in Montreux” later that year. Dutch guitarist Eef Albers had already toured the states with Lee and Brown. The title piece shows that Some People are romantic, some are more on the funky side, as the band slides back and forth between the two. Guitar great John Scofield’s Who’s Who is a funky fusion fest with van’t Hof and Malach showing why they’re at the top of the list. The alluring ballad Three on a Cloud features atmospheric solos by violinist Lockwood and Malach in trio with guitarist Albers.

Joe Pass – Ira, George, And Joe (1981) {Pablo}

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Joe Pass – Ira, George, And Joe (1981) {Pablo}

Joe Pass – Ira, George, And Joe (1981) {Pablo}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 210MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing

Joe Pass recorded so many solo sets for Pablo during the 1970s and '80s that hearing him in a quartet format almost seemed unusual. For this CD reissue, he is joined by his old friend rhythm guitarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne for 11 songs by the team of George and Ira Gershwin. The melodies are quite familiar ("Bidin' My Time" is the closest one to an obscurity), and few surprises occur, but the music swings and the results are quite enjoyable. No matter how times one hears "Lady Be Good," "A Foggy Day," "'S Wonderful" and "Embraceable You," there is always room for another superior version.

Jimmy Knepper Sextet - I Dream Too Much (1984) {Soul Note}

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Jimmy Knepper Sextet - I Dream Too Much (1984) {Soul Note}

Jimmy Knepper Sextet - I Dream Too Much (1984) {Soul Note}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 104MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

With John Clark (french horn), John Eckert (tpt). All brass front line. Includes three Knepper compositions, two standards, one by Hanna.

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop (2000) {PAO}

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Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop (2000) {PAO}

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop (2000) {PAO}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly's ensemble combines his own heavy guitar sound and R&B-tinged vocals, the passionate African chants of Abdourahmane Diop, and the percussive drive of Samba Sock on boograboo (four large African congas with bells) and Slaka on djembe. Reggie Washington (of Steve Coleman renown) plays bass on four tracks, doubling the low end with Big Royal Talamacus on "filtered boom bass," which sounds like bass through a fuzz box. Two high-profile guest saxophonists, Archie Shepp and Henry Threadgill, appear on several tracks, enlivening the session with their free jazz sensibilities.

JD Allen - Love Stone (2018) {Savant}

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JD Allen - Love Stone (2018) {Savant}

JD Allen - Love Stone (2018) {Savant}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 259MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

After carving out his rightful place at the apex with a series of brilliant piano-less trio outings focused on pithy originals, saxophonist JD Allen recently felt the winds of change in his horn and his habits. He reached a conclusion that originality may sit not in the song's architect but in its possessor, and he came to an understanding that the most outside experiences may actually be connected to the greatest acts of looking inward. So rather than cast his own pen in a new light again, Allen took to the challenge of investing his strong-willed spirit into a series of time-tested ballads. The results are simply breathtaking.

Charlie Hunter; Bobby Previte as Groundtruther - Longitude (2004) {Thirsty Ear}

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Charlie Hunter; Bobby Previte as Groundtruther - Longitude (2004) {Thirsty Ear}

Charlie Hunter; Bobby Previte as Groundtruther - Longitude (2004) {Thirsty Ear}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Experimental

Groundtruther have an interesting concept: electric/acoustic drummer Bobby Previte and eight-string guitar genius Charlie Hunter team up with an invited third member for albums of live improvisation. The first album, Latitude, was basically a continuation of Come In Red Dog, This Is Tango Leader (Hunter and Previte's first collaboration), with Greg Osby on sax adding an additional melodic element. For Longitude, DJ Logic is the invited guest, and the roles shift considerably. Since Logic has a wider sound palette than Osby does, Previte moves away from the electronic drums and triggered samples of earlier releases toward a more standard kit as Logic takes control of the "odd sounds." Hunter assumes more of a lead role without a melodic foil and often applies thick distortion. In fact, you've never heard so much distortion coming out of Hunter's rig, and it sounds fantastic.

Eric Reed - Pure Imagination (1998) {GRP}

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Eric Reed - Pure Imagination (1998) {GRP}

Eric Reed - Pure Imagination (1998) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Pure Imagination finds pianist Eric Reed offering fresh arrangements of traditional pop songs from classic Broadway and Hollywood productions. Supported by bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, Reed offers tasteful, inventive versions of such songs as "Maria," "Hello, Young Lovers," "42nd Street," "Send in the Clowns," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "I Got Rhythm." It's a clever, engaging record that only confirms that Reed is a singular pianist.

Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}

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Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}

Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento - Gilberto and Milton (2000) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, MPB, World Fusion

To lovers of Brazilian jazz, the pairing of these two legends of the genre amounts to something of a musical orgasm. The only serious misfire isn't really that bad, just a bit incongruous. Why would two consummate Brazilian ambassadors choose to do their one English lyric song – George Harrison's "Something" – as a reggae tune? The groove is silly, but actually some of the guitar work is fun. Just as when Ivan Lins sings in his native Portuguese rather than stilted English, this tandem is most at home conveying emotions that go beyond simple semantics, usually with Gil writing the music and Nascimento the lyrics. "Sebastian" is a moody bass-and-drum driven power ballad which functions as a showcase to their raspy vocals. The romantic, accordion-enhanced "Duas Sanfonas" would be more effective without the guest vocals by Sandy and Junior.