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David Kollar & Arve Henriksen - Illusion of a Separate World (2018)

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David Kollar & Arve Henriksen - Illusion of a Separate World (2018)

David Kollar & Arve Henriksen - Illusion of a Separate World (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:47:50
Jazz, Experimental, Ambient | Label: Hevhetia

Illusion of a Separate World is the meeting between innovative Slovakian guitarist, film music composer and sound designer David Kollar (Steven Wilson, Pat Mastelotto, Fennesz, Marco Minnemann, Eivind Aarset) and Norwegian trumpet maestro Arve Henriksen. Shimmering soundscapes and haunting melodies mixed with soundtrack music, ethnic influences, electronic explorations, jazz hybrids, and post-rock riffs are at the core of this meeting.

Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

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Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Bob James - BJ 4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61717 | Time: 00:41:11

BJ 4 starts off promising with a flugelhorn solo from the great Art Farmer, but the music soon sinks into pure commercialism. Bob James' keyboards are always prominent, as are the rather mechanical rhythms churned out by bassist Gary King, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. Although there are some catchy moments, the six selections (which all clock in between almost five and almost seven minutes) never seem to travel anywhere. Farmer, flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Eric Gale have short solos that are primarily used as props and for contrast before James takes back complete control. The occasional strings and woodwinds make the light funk music here seem a bit Muzaky, so this is one to skip.

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)

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Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 294 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Funk / Free Jazz / Fusion / Funk Rock / Blues Rock / Guitar Virtuoso
JMT Productions #JMT 872 009 / 834 409-2

This was Bourelly's debut recording that took place one year after his impressive appearance on Cassandra Wilson's debut Point of View for JMT. The feeling is urgent but fluid and the cast of musicians show the first glimpse into Bourelly impulse of seamlessly mixing desperate styles. Here he embraces his connection to the free jazz music scene with the selection of alto great Julius Hemphill and the innovative drummer Andrew Cyrille yet in the context chartering a modern funk style. However Bourelly is clearly at center stage here with a tone that ventures into jazzy overdrive, clean as well one that leads into into warped dimensions. The performance of drummer Kevin K-dog Johnson stands out as well with his highly energetic and eclectic funk grooves.

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

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Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Atlantic/Warner | # WPCR-28081 | Time: 00:37:46

In 1978, Herbie Mann came out with two very different LPs. The more improvisatory Brazil: Once Again fulfilled his need to record a serious Brazilian jazz-pop album, while Super Mann is a commercial disco effort that finds Patrick Adams doing most of the producing. The two LPs aren't anything alike – while the instrumental Brazil: Once Again makes extensive use of the flutist's jazz chops, Mann doesn't do any improvising on Super Mann. This album isn't about his virtuosity as a soloist – it's all about the beat and the groove. So naturally, Super Mann was trashed in the jazz press by critics who made the mistake of judging it by jazz standards and wouldn't have known a good disco record from a bad one. Judging Super Mann by disco standards, one hears an LP that is uneven and isn't in a class with Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, or Sister Sledge but has its moments. While "Jisco Dazz" and "Rock Freak" are mechanical, stiff, and forgettable, Mann gets into a nice samba/disco groove on "Etagui" and demands attention with a speeded-up version of the haunting "Body Oil" (which he had previously recorded for 1975's Waterbed).

Gili Yalo - Gili Yalo (2017)

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Gili Yalo - Gili Yalo (2017)

Gili Yalo - Gili Yalo (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 286 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:41:34
Ethno-Funk, Jazz, Soul, Pyschedelic | Label: Dead Sea Recordings

From his base in Tel Aviv, Gili Yalo is launching a solo career in a new project that combines Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, psychedelic, and jazz music. Yalo, who has collaborated with top music producers Beno Hendler (Balkan Beat Box) and Uri Brauner Kinrot (Boom Pam), incorporates sounds from traditional Ethiopian music into a contemporary music production.

Joan Enric Lluna - Jazz Impact: Hommage to Bernstein (2019)

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Joan Enric Lluna - Jazz Impact: Hommage to Bernstein (2019)

Joan Enric Lluna, Juan Carlos Garvayo, Salvador Bolón, Toni García & Ignasi Doménech - Jazz Impact: Hommage to Bernstein (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:59
Jazz, Classical | Label: IBS Classical

Leonard Bernstein has always loomed large among the musicians who have most fascinated me. Not only did he demonstrate huge vitality and charisma as a conductor, and compose the wonderful music that is his legacy, but he worked tirelessly as a communicator and “pedagogue”. His explanations of wide-ranging aspects of music to the viewers of his television programme for children, his lectures at Harvard University and his books have all been an enormous source of information. In recognition of the centenary of his birth, we dedicate to him this recording of his works for clarinet. At the same time, we pay homage to another musician whom I greatly admire – Benny Goodman – and include two other works directly linked to the theme of this CD – the impact of jazz on Bernstein’s output.

Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom (2018)

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Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom (2018)

Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:44:44 | 258 Mb
Jazz, Ambient, Psychedelic | Label: The Leaf Label

Sometimes in improvised music there can be a distance between listener and players, a sense you’re sitting back and admiring their interplay and abstraction – but with Szun Waves’ second album, you’re right in there with them, inside the playing, experiencing the absolute joy the three musicians feel as they circle around each other, exploring the spaces they’ve opened up.

Julian Coryell - Without You (2019) {Venus Japan}

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Julian Coryell - Without You (2019) {Venus Japan}

Julian Coryell - Without You (2019) {Venus Japan}
SACD ISO to FLAC via Weiss Saracon | FLAC tracks | Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Julian Coryell began playing the guitar at the tender age of 5, & quickly exhibited a natural talent for the instrument (other instruments as well – piano, bass, & drums to name a few). Son of famed guitarist Larry Coryell, Julian’s musical gifts were nourished & he began writing music at a young age. The Coryell household was never lacking in musical visitors, & Julian was exposed to everyone from Miles Davis to James Taylor, each adding to the mix of influences from which Julian is inspired. Julian entered Berklee college of Music at 16 years old & was the youngest graduate a few years later when he was 18 years old. Since then, he has toured & recorded with numerous platinum artists & has released his own solo records on Universal, Sony, & GRP. Since his early years in Berklee College, Julian has been recording his own music as well as other artists.

Nicola Conte - Love & Revolution (2011) {Impulse!/Universal Music Group Europe}

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Nicola Conte - Love & Revolution (2011) {Impulse!/Universal Music Group Europe}

Nicola Conte - Love & Revolution (2011) {Impulse!/Universal Music Group Europe}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scan | 483 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: soul jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, contemporary jazz

Love & Revolution is the 2011 album by Nicole Conte. This was released in Europe by Impulse! via Universal Music Group.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons (2009) {Ad Noiseam}

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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons (2009) {Ad Noiseam}

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons (2009) {Ad Noiseam}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 256 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 126 mb
Genre: electronic, future jazz, downtempo

Here Be Dragons is the 2009 album by The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. This was released by Ad Noiseam.

De-Phazz - Detunized Gravity (1997) {2002, Limited Edition} Re-Up

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De-Phazz - Detunized Gravity (1997) {2002, Limited Edition} Re-Up

De-Phazz - Detunized Gravity (1997) {2002, Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 743 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 257 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Acid Jazz / Future Jazz / Funk / Electronic / Downtempo / Lounge
Mole Listening Pearls #MOLE CD 007L-2

The prolific and long-running De-Phazz (also known as DePhazz) is a contemporary lounge project led by Peter "Pit" Baumgartner, a German-Austrian producer who has surrounded himself with a shifting cast of collaborators that includes vocalists Barbara Lahr, Karl Frierson, and Pat Appleton. Beginning with Detunized Gravity (1997), Baumgartner and company have explored various forms of lounge music, much of it balancing samples with live instrumentation, with innumerable cross-sections of vintage jazz and soul, easy listening, and Latin music. By employing the sounds of classic percussion and jazz instruments such as the trumpet and sax, De Phazz successfully create smooth electro-groove music with an unmissable swinging jazz theme. De Phazz is a unique sound that you must check out. This Limited Edition including bonus CD featuring eight additional songs and alternative versions.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) {Fat Note}

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Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) {Fat Note}

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) {Fat Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with LOG | scans | 452 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, neo swing

Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! is the 2000 album by neo swing jazz chanteuse Lavay Smith, along with her combo Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. This was released by Fat Note.

Ayumi Ishito - Midnite Cinema (2019)

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Ayumi Ishito - Midnite Cinema (2019)

Ayumi Ishito - Midnite Cinema (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Jazz Rock | © Ayumi Ishito #755491130582

Ever since she made New York City her home in 2010, Ayumi Ishito became one of the busiest saxophonists on the scene. Throughout her illustrious career, in addition to performing as a sidewoman and with her own projects on the East Coast, her music has taken her to prestigious venues, concert halls and renown music festivals worldwide. The free-spirited sounds & remarkably progressive structures that shine throughout Brooklyn-based artist Ayumi Ishito’s music are a stunning reflection of her life-long love for the true magic of Jazz. From the first moment that Ayumi began to lead and compose music with an extraordinarily gifted & talented surrounding group of musicians that would become her official band in 2011, every step they’ve taken together since has been a solid step forward in the name of their art, craft, and creativity.

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

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The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Sin-Drome | # 99.5032.2 | 01:05:54

When trombonist/producer Wayne Henderson, pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample, sax-man Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper changed their name from the Jazz Crusaders to the Crusaders back in 1971, it signaled a more R&B-minded direction for the group – they were always funky, but in the '70s, they became even funkier. And so, the names the Crusaders and the Jazz Crusaders came to stand for two different things – if the Jazz Crusaders were synonymous with a funky yet acoustic-oriented approach to hard bop (à la Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), the Crusaders were about electric-oriented jazz-funk and fusion. In 1995, Henderson (who left the Crusaders in 1975) resurrected the name the Jazz Crusaders and produced Happy Again for the small, Los Angeles-based Sin-drome Records.

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

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The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Verve | # 0602517995710 | Time: 00:39:44

Possessing not the greatest album sleeve in history - "Images" was nonetheless a bit of a Jazz-Funk peach. Produced by "Stix" Hooper, Wilton Felder & Joe Sample for "Crusader Productions, Inc." and mastered by long-standing expert Bernie Grundman, it followed so much of their Seventies output - really well-produced instrumental funky tracks followed by mellow ones that filled both the floor and the heart at one and the same time. Remastered from the original tapes by KEVIN REEVES at Universal Mastering in the States, it now sounds FABULOUS - really clear and defined - and virtually hiss-free. After a whole decade and umpteen albums of their particular type of funk & jazz, the same team that handled "Images" would finally hit paydirt a year later in 1979 with the global smash of "Street Life" and make Randy Crawford a star.