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Al Jarreau, Lee Ritenour, Roy Ayers & others - Smooth Running [Recorded 1977-2003] (2008)

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Al Jarreau, Lee Ritenour, Roy Ayers & others - Smooth Running [Recorded 1977-2003] (2008)

Al Jarreau, Lee Ritenour, Roy Ayers & others - Smooth Running [Recorded 1977-2003] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 495 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Funk, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5306444)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)

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Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)

Marcus Johnson - The Phoenix (2007)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, R&B | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:22 | 311,11 Mb
Label: Three Keys Music (USA) | Cat.# THK-CD-145 | Released: 2007-07-17

"The Phoenix" is Marcus Johnson's 10th recording and features 11 brand new songs from both new and established songwriters. The keyboardist/composer/producer offers a solid and balanced set filled with urban grooves, contemporary jazz, R&B and hip-hop with a little help from friends saxophonist Phillip Martin, vocalist Frank McComb and guitarist Stanley Cooper, among others. Johnson has developed a real talent for smooth jazz as well as having a hand in getting inside the groove and soul of his R&B cohort Raheem DeVaughn's smash hit titled "Believe." Johnson's collage of wide-ranged and interesting material is capped off with the radio hit "The Road to Los Suenos," a real smooth burner with vocals by Nikki Gonzalez that should have the club scene happening with its thumping evocation of R&B and ebullient rhythms.

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009 [Re-Up]

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Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009 [Re-Up]

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:59
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: BGO | # BGOCD843

This release from the BGO label combines two of Gino Vannelli's albums for A&M, Powerful People (1974) and Storm at Sunup (1975). Both releases peaked in the Top 60 of the Billboard 200, while “People Gotta Move” – the lead song on the former – was one of Vannelli’s biggest singles and narrowly missed the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Those who pick up a well-chosen Vannelli compilation can get the essential songs, but soft rock diehards can obtain a fair amount of Vannelli’s choice album-bound material right here.

Thom Rotella - Home Again (1989) {DMP}

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Thom Rotella - Home Again (1989) {DMP}

Thom Rotella - Home Again (1989) {DMP}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 328MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Guitarist Thom Rotella's DMP CD is essentially a well-recorded set of inoffensive Jazz in the Earl Klugh vein. The musicians (which include Jim Studer and Mike Lang on keyboards) are studio aces.

Thom Rotella - Thom Rotella Band (1987) {DMP}

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Thom Rotella - Thom Rotella Band (1987) {DMP}

Thom Rotella - Thom Rotella Band (1987) {DMP}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 322MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

A technically skilled guitarist, Thom Rotella is capable of playing both commercial jazz and in a style influenced by Wes Montgomery. When he was six he started playing for the fun of it on his grandfather's guitar and he began serious guitar lessons when he was ten. As a teenager, Rotella played rock but soon discovered jazz through Wes Montgomery's recordings. He went to Ithaca College (as a classical guitar major), and at Berklee he often studied under Gary Burton (1970-1972). Rotella left Berklee to tour with a lounge band, moved to Los Angeles and, with Tommy Tedesco's guidance, he became a studio musician. However after a few years he missed playing live music and in 1984 Rotella moved to New York where he continued working in the studios but also had the chance to appear in clubs. In 1987 he recorded his first solo album for DMP.

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

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Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:33
Crossover Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Label: Cream | # JMS 18702-2

Mixing laid-back melodies with go-for-broke jams with some of the greatest names in modern instrumental music, saxophonist Bill Evans lives in the middle ground between smooth jazz and what could easily be termed of as contemporary jazz fusion. On his Zebra Records debut, Touch, the distinction is based on each song's sense of adventure. "In Your Heart," for instance, is the kind of right in the pocket, sweet little slice of passion that radio drools over, made unique (as Evans does on all tunes) by switching off from the high tones of the soprano with the darker shades of tenor to better discuss the emotional complexities of love. Likewise there's the cool, urban-flavored "Remember," which features subtle vocal chanting floating off in the distance. But then there's the edgier side of Evans intertwining his soprano with Lew Soloff's staccato trumpet energy on the brisk blues of "Dixie Hop," and kicking up all sorts of dust on the last two tunes, "Back to the Walls" and the ten-minute "Country Mile."

Thursday Diva - Follow Me (1995) {DMP}

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Thursday Diva - Follow Me (1995) {DMP}

Thursday Diva - Follow Me (1995) {DMP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz

While quietly setting numerous standards both musically and technically in the jazz recording field, Digital Music Products has prided itself on pushing numerous stylistic envelopes, from the tasty pop fusion of Flim & the BB's and the Fantasy Band to the artsy, straight-ahead skinning of Joe Morello. Expanding its palette even further, the Stamford, Connecticut based company enters the New Adult Contemporary realm for the first time with the sly and seductive half-vocal, half-instrumental Follow Me by the new ensemble Thursday Diva. Mesmerizingly rhythmic, melodic, and tailor-made for late-night sensuality, Thursday Diva features the merging talents of producer, composer, percussionist, and keyboardist David Charles and composer, lyricist, and song stylist Lisa Lombardo, along with slick, all-star contributions from Michael Brecker, Nelson Rangell, and labelmate Chuck Loeb.

Thom Rotella - Without Words (1990) {DMP}

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Thom Rotella - Without Words (1990) {DMP}

Thom Rotella - Without Words (1990) {DMP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

On this CD guitarist Thom Rotella sought to follow in the footsteps of Earl Klugh. Rotella's attractive acoustic guitar is featured on some upbeat and moderately funky originals.

Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}

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Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}

Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 450MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Gato Barbieri, one of the most distinctive instrumentalists in jazz, is in top form on Que Pasa. Barbieri's tone and sense of melody is stunning–evoking a myriad of emotions with just one phrase. This is no more evident than on the opening track, "Straight into the Sunrise" which is dripping with sensual and moving lines that are unsurpassed in jazz today. Barbieri's rare ability to use his instrument to convey his emotions is amazing; it's as though he is baring his most intimate thoughts and feelings to the listener.

Denny Jiosa - Inner Voices (1996) {Blue Orchid}

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Denny Jiosa - Inner Voices (1996) {Blue Orchid}

Denny Jiosa - Inner Voices (1996) {Blue Orchid}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

The liner notes claim that Denny Jiosa's Inner Voices was a product of Nashville, but there's nary a country lick to be heard as he finds a subtle perfection in paying tribute to obvious idols Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny. While his crisp lines ring those tried and true bells and more, Jiosa sets himself apart from his influences by creating slick, catchy melodies and varying the trappings throughout. With its edgy machine-generated funk meets low register ivory pounding, the cleverly titled opening track "Groovinonymous" leads us to expect an urban extravaganza, but Jiosa mixes these with hot and heavy rock licks, then beautifully textured jazzy passages (like the smoky muted trumpet gem "Lights of the City") which coolly blend easy melodies with dreamy atmospheres and lighthearted percussive twists. Jiosa covers a lot of ground, but his unique approaches to a familiar sound makes his debut a keeper.

Till Bronner - The Movie Album (2014)

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Till Bronner - The Movie Album (2014)

Till Bronner - The Movie Album (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 367 mb | Artwork (300dpi, jpg) | 1:04:43 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 163 mb
Jazz, Pop, Cool Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Verve Records ‎- 3795977

The Movie Album is a career aspiration come true for Till Brönner, a record he's desired to make for more than a decade. His themes from Hollywood movies, classic and contemporary (with a TV theme thrown in), make this more a pop-jazz record than one for cinephiles. Co-produced by the artist and guitarist Chuck Loeb, most of the set was recorded at Hollywood's East West Studios with a crack band of studio aces, with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester's parts recorded in Berlin.

Allan Knighton - Where I Come From (2020)

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Allan Knighton - Where I Come From (2020)

Allan Knighton - Where I Come From (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 MB | Tracks: 9 | 38:58 min
Style: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Allan Knighton

Heavily influenced by world renown artist Kirk Whalum, Allan Knighton carries the torch in delivering an undoubtedly great artistry. Born in Detroit, Michigan, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Currently working independently as an international touring artist. His music brings a combination of sounds and genres to the listener. A limitless boundary of Country, Second-line, Jazz, Gospel, fusion, soul, R&B, Blues, and contemporary. His debut album Where I Come From, to be released February 2019, is a great example of the potential Allan Knighton has to offer.

Carol Albert - Tides Of Change (1993)

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Carol Albert - Tides Of Change (1993)

Carol Albert - Tides Of Change (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 267 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2 205-2)

Soft & romantic piano music, slight scents of jazz, beautiful songs and ballads - all these elements united in the lovely piano player from Atlanta, Georgia and her second album on Innovative Communication. She's all woman and her music expreses exactly that quality in songs that are catchy and full of lovely, evergreen melodies.

Onaje Allan Gumbs - Dare To Dream (1991) {MCA}

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Onaje Allan Gumbs - Dare To Dream (1991) {MCA}

Onaje Allan Gumbs - Dare To Dream (1991) {MCA}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 399MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 122MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Dare To Dream is a tour de force of Onaje Allen Gumbs' talents as a composer, producer, arranger and keyboardist. Co-produced by V.Jeffrey Smith of The Family Stand,the opening track,"No Question," is propulsive funk in the style of The System and Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon." The mellow Sunday afternoon groove of "Second Thoughts," is led by the tenor sax of Roger Byam,the engaging interplay of drummer Buddy Williams,the shaker,tambourine and soft conga of Steve Thornton and gently,plucked bass of Oscar Carataya as Gumbs interweaves tasty piano solos and lays down warm,sustained digital piano.

David Benoit - Fuzzy Logic (2002) {Verve}

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David Benoit - Fuzzy Logic (2002) {Verve}

David Benoit - Fuzzy Logic (2002) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz,Fusion

Pianist David Benoit once again delivers a consummate jazz-pop release produced by trumpeter Rick Braun. Braun, who played on Benoit's 1999 Professional Dreamer, does a nice job of updating the piano man's trademark keyboard sound by addressing hip-hop and Latin rhythms. Despite the requisite candlelight noodlings and semi-funk party tracks that Benoit has admittedly popularized, there is much to appreciate here.