Dave Weckl - Of The Same Mind (2014) {Dave Weckl Music}

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Dave Weckl - Of The Same Mind (2014) {Dave Weckl Music}

The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band - Of The Same Mind (2014) {Dave Weckl Music}
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Genre: Fusion, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band represents the realization of a dream. In 2013, while touring with Mike Stern, Dave was reintroduced to playing with the amazing Makoto Ozone. Dave met Makoto in the '80s, and Makoto blew Dave away during this tour! Each night, Mike would give some space for Dave, Makoto, and Tom Kennedy to improvise a song. The guys would take this opportunity to really stretch out! The chemistry was amazing. This record is loaded with straight ahead jazz, a little funk, a little Latin, and more.

Dave Weckl Band - Rhythm Of The Soul (1998) {Stretch Records}

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Dave Weckl Band - Rhythm Of The Soul (1998) {Stretch Records}

The Dave Weckl Band - Rhythm Of The Soul (1998) {Stretch Records}
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Genre: Fusion

Toss into the musical blender the spirits of Stevie Wonder, Crusaders, Van Halen, Sting, Dr. John, and Chick Corea; turn on the fire, low for easy simmering blues-rock at times, high for a fiery intensity that busts the borders between R&B and fusion. The result: the Dave Weckl Band's hard-to-categorize adventure, Rhythm of the Soul. Here, he celebrates his liberation from Corea's Elektric fold with a vengeance.

Dave Koz - Hello Tomorrow (2010) {Concord}

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Dave Koz - Hello Tomorrow (2010) {Concord}

Dave Koz - Hello Tomorrow (2010) {Concord}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Other than a Christmas album and a greatest-hits collection, we haven't heard anything new from contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz since his successful 2007 date At the Movies (though recording somewhat infrequently has been a Koz trademark). Hello Tomorrow, his first date for Concord, is not only full of new tunes in a diverse array, but hosts an impressive cast of band and guest players, as well. Produced by John Burk and Marcus Miller, the set kicks off with the euphoric jazz-funk groover "Put the Top Down," featuring Lee Ritenour on lead guitar, Ray Parker, Jr. on rhythm, Brian Culbertson handling the synths and programming, Omar Hakim on drums, Sheila E. on percussion, and a three-piece horn section adding to Koz's alto.

Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Belle Epoque (2014) {ACT}

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Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Belle Epoque (2014) {ACT}

Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - Belle Epoque (2014) {ACT}
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Genre: Jazz

Alongside and thanks to his ACT colleague Youn Sun Nah – who took him with her on her tour of France and into the studio band for her album "Same Girl"– the 33 year-old accordionist Vincent Peirani is undisputedly the French shooting star of the last two years. The French Jazz Magazine named him Artist of the Year 2013 for the wealth of variety, technical top-difficulties and percussive inventiveness that the Nice-born Parisian enticed out of his accordions on his so aptly entitled ACT debut album "Thrill Box". The jury of the Academie du Jazz honoured him with the coveted "Prix Django Reinhardt" award almost simultaneously.

Nishat Khan – Sitar Recital (1991) {The Gramophone Company India}

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Nishat Khan – Sitar Recital (1991) {The Gramophone Company India}

Nishat Khan – Sitar Recital (1991) {The Gramophone Company India}
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Genre: Indian Classical Music

Nishat Khan transcends musical barriers with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. Undeniably the foremost virtuoso of the sitar, he is the torchbearer of seven generations and the 400-year old tradition of India 's most renowned musical family. Khan stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating, contemporary approach.

Nick Colionne - Feel The Heat (2011) {Trippin N Rhythm}

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Nick Colionne - Feel The Heat (2011) {Trippin N Rhythm}

Nick Colionne - Feel The Heat (2011) {Trippin N Rhythm}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Smooth Jazz

Smooth jazz guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne delivers enjoyable performances on his seventh studio effort, Feel the Heat. A veteran at this point, Colionne truly has little to prove, but that mindset does nothing to cloud his strong efforts here. From the first track to the closing track, one can easily hear Colionne’s sheer talents as a smooth jazz guitarist with superb soloing abilities.

Manu Katche - The Scope (2019) {Anteprima Productions}

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Manu Katche - The Scope (2019) {Anteprima Productions}

Manu Katche - The Scope (2019) {Anteprima Productions}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 213MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

Manu Katché went to the Conservatoire but his musical origins are to be found in rock music. Even though the drummer extraordinaire has listened to a lot of jazz music, he hasnt played that much of it. The case gets even harder to crack when you listen to Katchés tenth album, The ScOpe, where he digs deep into the roots of groove music all the while incorporating the modern sounds of machines. The album cover designed by Arno Lam appropriately pictures Katché sideways an African profile he says- and indeed Africa is the underlying musical theme of the whole album. But this sensual statue is highly flammable if you consider that Manu Katché also knows about dancing he practiced it as a kid, goes out dancing in clubs and after all, you need all four limbs to play the drums he himself remarks.

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}

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Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (1981) {ECM 1190}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Fusion

Like the echo of a grand landscape, Metheny and Mays create an atmospheric meditation on traveling across the great open expanse of America As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls. By turns introspective and hymn-like, soaring and transcendent, the music resonates with a rural spirit, to which the Brazilian percussion of Nana Vasconcelos brings a more universal feel. Both "It's For You" and the epic title track evoke sonic vistas that touch a nerve with their layered keyboards and guitars. "Ozark" is a dynamic track featuring piano propelled by gentle percussion, while "September Fifteenth" is a quiet and deeply moving dedication to pianist Bill Evans. "Estupenda Graca" is like a gentle prayer sung both as closure, and in anticipation of the travels to come.

The Paolo Fresu Quartet - Angel (1998) {BMG}

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The Paolo Fresu Quartet - Angel (1998) {BMG}

The Paolo Fresu Quartet - Angel (1998) {BMG}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Fresu was born in Berchidda, Sardinia. He picked up the trumpet at the age of 11, and played in the band Bernardo de Muro in his home town Berchidda. Fresu graduated from the Conservatory of Cagliari in 1984, in trumpet studies under Enzo Morandini, and attended the University of Musical and performing arts in Bologna. Fresu has taught at the Siena Jazz National Seminars, as well as jazz university courses in Terni, and is the director of Nuoro Jazz Seminars in Nuoro, Italy. Fresu composes music for theatre, poem, dance, radio, television, and film.

Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (1979) {ECM 1155}

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Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (1979) {ECM 1155}

Pat Metheny Group - American Garage (1979) {ECM 1155}
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Genre: Fusion

The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence.

Iva Bittova - Iva Bittova (2013) {ECM 2275}

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Iva Bittova - Iva Bittova (2013) {ECM 2275}

Iva Bittova - Iva Bittova (2013) {ECM 2275}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde, Folk

Iva Bittová (born 22 July 1958) is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer and composer. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing violin and singing in the early 1980s. She started recording in 1986 and by 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, and has released over eight solo albums.

Iiro Rantala - My Working Class Hero (2015) {ACT}

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Iiro Rantala - My Working Class Hero (2015) {ACT}

Iiro Rantala - My Working Class Hero (2015) {ACT}
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Genre: Jazz

Rantala has recorded this solo piano set of Lennon tunes as a tribute to his own childhood hero, to commemorate what would have been the 75th anniversary of Lennon's birth on 9th October 2015. Using the Steinway D concert grand piano employed by classical legend Alfred Brendel with the Berlin Philharmonic (with even the piano tuner getting a sleeve credit), this is a session of brooding textures, space, touch and nuance. Rantala has mostly approached the project using a pared-down idiom, and the results are a late-night liturgy of memories and love for the music.

Ignacio Berroa - Codes (2006) {Blue Note}

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Ignacio Berroa - Codes (2006) {Blue Note}

Ignacio Berroa - Codes (2006) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Fusion, Neo-Bop, Latin Jazz

The renowned Cuban jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa's debut album as a bandleader is a percolating fusion of African rhythms, neo bop passages, and Berroa's own trademark technically brilliant yet intuitive playing. "Joao Su Merced" takes a litany of Berroa's personal influences as a foundation for extended forays into Afro-Cuban fusion, while "La Comparsa" alternates between straight-ahead jazz and Cuban-influenced solos. Berroa's supple, supportive accompaniment is an education in jazz drumming, though school was never like this.

Miles Davis - Amandla (1989) {Warner}

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Miles Davis - Amandla (1989) {Warner}

Miles Davis - Amandla (1989) {Warner}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Amandla doesn't sound like any of the contemporary jazz records of its time, as Miles Davis returns one last time to a leadership role he'd basically abdicated to Fender bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller on the preceding Tutu and Siesta. By plugging in with the cream of his live collaborators on Amandla, Miles retained the big band sound of Tutu, but with a more humanized sense of interplay and swing. "Catembe" heralds the third world rhythmic locus which snakes its way through the entire album, while "Jo-Jo" and "Jilli" engender an ongoing call-and-response between front line and back line, between main and secondary themes, as Kenny Garrett's fat, burnished alto lines coil and strike around Davis's more circumspect, muted phrases.

Miles Davis - Decoy (1984) {Columbia}

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Miles Davis - Decoy (1984) {Columbia}

Miles Davis - Decoy (1984) {Columbia}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

DECOY is a vivid example of Miles Davis' unerring ear for identifying, casting and nurturing talent. Among those helping out Miles flesh out this modern vision of electric jazz: John Scofield, who ranks among the most progressive of jazz guitarists and composers; reedman Branford Marsalis, who fronted the Tonight Show Band; Darryl Jones, who held down the bass chair for Sting and subbed for Bill Wyman in the Rolling Stones; and drummer Al Foster, who went on to work with Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and Ron Carter.