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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).

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 594 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Bass Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Radio Fandango | # 0180932RAF | Time: 01:32:39

The second album by Petra Magoni (vocal) and Ferruccio Spinetti (bass) is another piece of an original project, unique in many respects in Italian music. The voice sharp, ironic, bad, sweet Magoni moves back to the great songs of pop music: Come Together, Never Can Say Goodbye, but also original compositions like the beautiful Io Sono Metà or Le Due Corde Vocali in which joins, for the first time, the voice of Ferruccio Spinetti. Two voices to tell a story, a dialogue that sums up well what do you look for in Musica Nuda 2: the sharp reduction to the bare essentials across with ironic depth.

Jay Geils • Duke Robillard • Gerry Beaudoin - New Guitar Summit (2004)

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Jay Geils • Duke Robillard • Gerry Beaudoin - New Guitar Summit (2004)

Jay Geils • Duke Robillard • Gerry Beaudoin - New Guitar Summit (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 339 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Blues | Stony Plain Records #SPCD 1301

This unassuming and delightful little album visits a time when jazz and blues were still directly entwined, drawing on the ghosts of guitarists like Charlie Christian, Eddie Durham, Bill Jennings, Tiny Grimes, Barney Kessel, and Kenny Burrell, guitarists who used the blues to enrich the jazz pieces they played on, a kind of ensemble contribution that is all too frequently missing on the contemporary blues scene. Duke Robillard, Jay Geils, and Gerry Beaudoin are all gifted guitar players, each with his own career, but as a trio working three-part harmony lines around each other, they bring a stately ensemble grace to the tracks on New Guitar Summit (the trio also appears under that name when they do live shows).

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.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights II (1997)

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Urban Knights - Urban Knights II (1997)

Urban Knights - Urban Knights II (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul-Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Jazz-Pop / Contemporary Jazz / R&B
GRP Records #GRD-9861

It's ironic that on Ramsey Lewis' Urban Knights II (GRP), the one holdover from the first Knights project is only featured half the time. Needless to say, that's the more riveting, jazzier half of this Maurice White-produced exercise in easy funk and potent, machine generated urban grooves. Lewis' slowly simmering, coolly rhythmic piano jaunts add flair to middle of the road silky pieces like "The Promise," but are best enjoyed on the two playful solo interludes which create an organic contrast to the slicker fare they complement. The pianist also adds an avant-garde edge to the heavily soundscaped "Brazilian Rain."

Pat Metheny with Dave Holland & Roy Haynes - Question And Answer (1990) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny with Dave Holland & Roy Haynes - Question And Answer (1990) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny with Dave Holland & Roy Haynes - Question And Answer (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Label: Geffen | # GED 24293, GEFD 24293 | Time: 01:02:53
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz

Here you have three absolutely breathtaking jazz performers locked into a studio for a day or so. From this combination of guitar, standup bass, and acoustic drum kit, you've got nine tracks of sheer jazz joy – three guys just blowing for the hell of it, recorded on the fly. There's a strong sense here that engineer Rob Eaton probably tried to get everybody properly set up and balanced before the session started and just gave up when everybody started playing. It's a delight to hear, because everything has gone into the performance, which is spontaneous and graceful – no going back for the next take here. Pat Metheny's playing is definitely modernistic, highly fluid, almost liquid lightning – no effects boxes here, though (he does play Synclavier on the last track, "Three Flights Up," but it's great anyway). Roy Haynes, likewise, should be heard by anybody wanting to get behind the traps: this man has a sense of humor, and he's a blur of motion. Dave Holland, on bass, is no slouch either, keeping pace with Metheny's guitar lines, and balancing up against Haynes' drums. Together, these guys are incredible.

VA - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz: A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995) [Re-Up]

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VA - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz: A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995) [Re-Up]

Various Artists - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz:
A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, R&B, Tribute | Label: GRP | # GRD-9827 | Time: 01:11:50

(I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz is a 1995 tribute album by various jazz artists and bands (George Benson, Diana Krall, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea, David Benoit, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, and many others) from the GRP Records label. It consists of jazz cover versions of songs originally by The Beatles. The album's title comes from the lyrics of the Beatles's cover of the Chuck Berry song, "Rock and Roll Music", which was originally released on the studio album Beatles for Sale. Dave Grusin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his cover of "Yesterday" on the album.

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)

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John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Gramavision | # R2 79430 | 01:07:02

A collection of Scofield's more reflective and tender music, which still retains the edge of his fertile musical mind. The guitarist selected and sequenced the twelve titles, ensuring that they would provide the most accurate picture of the gentle side of John Scofield.

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00:46:04
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals.

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Combustication Remix EP (EP) (1999) {Blue Note}

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Medeski, Martin & Wood - Combustication Remix EP (EP) (1999) {Blue Note}

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Combustication Remix EP (EP) (1999) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 220 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 82 mb
Genre: jazz, avant-garde jazz

Combustication Remix EP is a 1999 EP by jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. It features remixes by Bill Laswell, Yuka Honda, Guru of Gang Starr, DJ Logic and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura plus a remix done by Billy Martin under his nickname, IllyB. This was released by Blue Note.

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Concord/Playboy | # PBD2-7502-2 | 01:54:54

Something of a smooth jazz oriented answer to the label's 2003 straight-ahead compilation Jazz After Dark, this highly engaging two-disc set features oft-played radio hits that have helped define the genre's generally easy grooves and colorful melodies. For diehard fans, smooth jazz has always been as about much about lifestyle as music, and these tracks will no doubt remind them just why they became devotees. All the early classics (circa mid-'70s to mid-'80s) are here, from Kenny G.'s "Songbird" and Dave Grusin's "Mountain Dance" to George Benson's "Breezin'" and Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Just the Two of Us." These are supplemented by later hits like Boney James & Rick Braun's "Grazin' in the Grass" and Dave Koz's "You Make Me Smile." But it's not simply an objective survey of smoothness at its best. The collection also seems designed to promote artists in the Concord Jazz stable – David Benoit and Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons, the Braxton Brothers, Gato Barbieri, Eric Marienthal, and Cassandra Reed, among others.

Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group} **[RE-UP]**

Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 298 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: funk, soul, R&B, jazz

Boscoe is the 1973 self-titled debut album by Chicago band Boscoe. Originally released on the very small Kingdom of Chad label, only a few copies were pressed and released before it did nothing. It would gain a cult following a few decades later. This was remastered and reissued in 2007 by The Numero Group.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick} **[RE-UP]**

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick} **[RE-UP]**

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 362 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Peace Beyond Passion is the 1996 album by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. This was her second album and featured the hits "Stay", "Leviticus: Faggot" and her cover of Bill Withers' "Who Is He And What Is He To You".

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick} **[RE-UP]**

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick} **[RE-UP]**

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 168 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 63 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, soul

"If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" is the 1993 single by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. Released on Madonna's Maverick Records, this was released in support of her debut album Plantation Lullabies and received a lot of airplay on MTV. This single features six different mixes of the song, including the album version.