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Victor Feldman - Smooth (1986) {TBA Records}

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Victor Feldman - Smooth (1986) {TBA Records}

Victor Feldman - Smooth (1986) {TBA Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 103MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

A versatile British pianist and vibist who found a home in America playing bebop, cool, swing, big band, and rock effectively. Victor Feldman was a child prodigy who was a professional from the age of seven and sat in on drums with Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band in 1944 when he was ten. He cut jazz dates for Choice, Concord, Palo Alto, and TBA and in the 1980s up until his death he led a soulful crossover group (the Generation Band) that often featured his son, Trevor Feldman, on drums.

Victor Feldman - Rio Nights (1987) {TBA Records}

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Victor Feldman - Rio Nights (1987) {TBA Records}

Victor Feldman - Rio Nights (1987) {TBA Records}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk

If one is to believe the dates given on this LP, three of the selections were recorded by keyboardist Victor Feldman just two days before his death. More likely is that those straight-ahead acoustic numbers with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Trevor Feldman were previously unreleased tunes from their 1983 date. The later tracks ("Don't Ask Oscar," "You Gave Me the Runaround" and "Basin Street Blues") are actually the high point of this album, for the other seven numbers (originally released as In My Pocket by the Coherent Sound label in 1988) are electronic, funky and rather lightweight.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 397 Mb | 02:53:37 | Scans ~ 14 Mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.

Mildlife - Phase (2018) [Japanese Edition]

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Mildlife - Phase (2018) [Japanese Edition]

Mildlife - Phase (2018) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 174 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: P-Vine Records (PCD-20397)

Narrowing down Mildlife’s style into a genre is almost impossible, as they bond over the desire to push musical boundaries. No strangers to the Melbourne band scene, the four old friends have been drawing crowds through an epic journey at intimate venues and festivals for the best part of the past 4 years. Developing a tight live show bolstered by wild improvisation, the group have left punters itching for their first full length studio album "Phase" that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.
Capturing the spirit of the band, debut LP of kaleidoscope jams is the interplanetary path between jazz, funk and disco with the perfect amalgamation of cosmic electronics and soulful acoustic instrumentation.

Jun Fukamachi - Triangle Session [Recorded 1977] [2CD Japanese Deluxe Edition] (2018)

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Jun Fukamachi - Triangle Session [Recorded 1977] [2CD Japanese Deluxe Edition] (2018)

Jun Fukamachi - Triangle Session [Recorded 1977] [2CD Japanese Deluxe Edition] (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 631 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 251 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UPCY-9759/60)

Recorded at Seibu Theatre, Tokyo (June 3rd and 4th 1977). This album packs a wallop! Lots of outstanding music and playing from everyone in the group - Jun Fukamachi, Randy & Michael Brecker contributing songs from the Brecker Bros albums. The 2CD set is a must - the song Triangle Session is actually a note for note cover of John Lee & Gerry Brown's song Rise On from the recently reissued album Still Can't Say Enough that the Brecker Bros played -recommended along with the companion album Mango Sunrise! Kenji Ohmura nails the guitar on this song and the whole performance. The drummer, Martin Willweber, and bassist Kenji Takamizu are also excellent.

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,29 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 503 Mb
Full Scans ~ 122 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Free Jazz, R&B | RCA / Legacy / Sony Music #88697445492

This five-disc set, contained in a cardboard sleeve that bundles standard jewel cases, consists of Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes' four albums for Flying Dutchman – Astral Traveling (1973), Cosmic Funk (1974), Expansions (1974), and Visions of a New World (1975) – along with their first for RCA, Reflections of a Golden Dream (1976). Some of the albums were intermittently elusive, at least when it came to the CD format, throughout the years, so this was a convenient – and affordable – way to get them in one shot. However, it went out of print quickly after its 2009 release.

The Budos Band - Long In The Tooth (2020)

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The Budos Band - Long In The Tooth (2020)

The Budos Band - Long In The Tooth (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 76 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Afrobeat | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Daptone Records (DAP-065)

Celebrating 15 years from the release of their debut album, Daptone's Royal Court from Staten Island delivers a truly epic collection of new material that finds the group further bridging the gap between the farfisa-fueled Ethio-Funk stylings of their early recordings, with the psychedelic, Sabbath-inspired hellfire of late. Long in the Tooth represents the culmination of a 15-year journey by a band that has consistently carved its own distinct path through the grooves of history.

David Mann - Touch (2001) {Encoded}

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David Mann - Touch (2001) {Encoded}

David Mann - Touch (2001) {Encoded}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 402MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Some bop snobs claim that people in the NAC/pop-jazz field are playing unchallenging music because they don't have chops, but that isn't true – a lot of NAC musicians do have chops and they aren't afraid to improvise when they take it to the stage. Unfortunately, they aren't nearly as risk taking in the studio, where they avoid improvisation because they don't want to frighten away rigid NAC radio programmers. David Mann, for example, is a capable saxman whose influences include Grover Washington, Jr. and David Sanborn. But he plays it much too safe on Touch, which was obviously recorded with NAC radio in mind. Most of the time, Mann favors an unchallenging, innocuous blend of pop, R&B, and jazz – and there is precious little evidence of his skills as an improviser.

Ramsey Lewis - Salongo (1976) {Wounded Bird}

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Ramsey Lewis - Salongo (1976) {Wounded Bird}

Ramsey Lewis - Salongo (1976) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 254MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

Those shocked or even dismayed by the lack of jazz on 1975's Don't It Feel Good would no doubt be pleasantly surprised by this. Released in 1976 and produced by Maurice White and Charles Stepney, Salongo offers a more substantial look at African and Latin styles. Around this time Lewis always had the good fortune to be supported by good bands and excellent side players like Verdine White, Ernie Watts, Jorge Strunz, as well as many others.

Medeski Martin & Wood - Note Bleu (2006) {Blue Note}

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Medeski Martin & Wood - Note Bleu (2006) {Blue Note}

Medeski Martin & Wood - Note Bleu: Best Of The Blue Note Years 1998-2005 (2006) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 410MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

Medeski, Martin & Wood had already created a series of fine albums and a fervent following before they were signed to Blue Note, one of the most prestigious labels in jazz history. But rather than taking it easy after having made it in the jazz world, MM&W actually pushed the envelope even further during the Blue Note years, continually challenging their listeners as well as themselves. Note Bleu: The Best of the Blue Note Years: 1998-2005 compiles tracks from all five Blue Note albums, and does an excellent job of summarizing their label tenure.

Randy Crawford - Windsong (1982) {Warner 1st Press}

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Randy Crawford - Windsong (1982) {Warner 1st Press}

Randy Crawford - Windsong (1982) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul

Another strong album for Randy Crawford; the song "Imagine" remains one of the best R&B covers/versions around, while "One Hello" did well in Europe and made it to the charts, as did "Imagine," although it broke later in America. Crawford sang with consistency and character on every number.

Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1-st Press}

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Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1-st Press}

Candy Dulfer - Girl Night Out (1999) {Japan 1-st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 463 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 156 Mb
Full Scans ~ 102 Mb | 01:05:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | BMG #BVCP-21074

Candy Dulfer is a Dutch smooth jazz, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer who began playing at the age of six. She founded her band, Funky Stuff, when she was fourteen years old. Her debut album Saxuality (1990) received a Grammy nomination. Dulfer has released eleven studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation album. She has performed and recorded songs with musicians including her father Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, and Maceo Parker, and has performed live with Alan Parsons (1995), Pink Floyd (1990), and Tower of Power (2014). She hosted the Dutch television series Candy meets… (2007), in which she interviews fellow musicians. In 2013 she became a judge in the fifth season of the Dutch version of X Factor.

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009] Re-Up

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Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009] Re-Up

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Label: Robinsongs | # CDMRED377 | Time: 01:15:24
Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

2009 digitally remastered two-fer from the Jazz Fusion great featuring the 1979 album A Song For The Children joined by the classic Exotic Mysteries album which features 'Space Princess', a Lonnie Liston Smith masterpiece. A Song For The Children features seven Jazz fusion masterpieces including the title track which can only be described as more Disco than Jazz but it really worked and is now one of Lonnie's standards along with 'Expansions' and 'Space Princess'. The album Exotic Mysteries, as Lonnie points out on the sleeve notes, was one of his personal favorites to record and an album where he discovered a young 16 year old Marcus Miller, who wrote several songs for the album, and Lonnie knew he would be a star.

Norman Brown - After The Storm (1994) {MoJazz}

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Norman Brown - After The Storm (1994) {MoJazz}

Norman Brown - After The Storm (1994) {MoJazz}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 403MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul

In the mid-'90s, Mojazz - the contemporary jazz imprint of Motown was the place to turn for the best examples of the ways funk meets more creative improvisations. Norman Brown is one of the genre's brightest lights – a George Benson type whose stirring fluidity makes magic with an edge Benson never had. Many of the tracks on After the Storm are formulaic, mid-tempo gems, but Brown adds zest to even the most typical groove with a lightning fast style that jumps off the disc.

Galactic - Into The Deep (2015) {Provogue}

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Galactic - Into The Deep (2015) {Provogue}

Galactic - Into The Deep (2015) {Provogue}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 355MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

The first collection of new studio music from the relentlessly inventive New Orleans funk-jam unit since 2012's Carnivale Electricos, Into the Deep arrives after a well-received trio of Mardi Gras-centric outings. As per usual, Galactic is joined by an all-star roster of guests, including Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Maggie Koerner, Brushy One String, and Charm Taylor, and while they may have ostensibly left Fat Tuesday behind, they certainly haven't abandoned their penchant for second-line swagger, as evidenced by the parade route-ready, brass-and-drum-led opener "Sugar Doosie," which wastes little time getting the party started.