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Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993) [Re-Up]

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Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993) [Re-Up]

Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz | Label: Reprise | # 9 45227-2 | Time: 00:57:42

Michael released "Dragonfly Summer after a three year hiatus. What a wonderful return. The opener "Coming To Life" is an upbeat tune where Michael seems like he's singing about the start of this album itself. All of the songs are winners, I sometimes wonder what the outtakes are like, given the overall quality of the songs here. "Soul Mate" not only turned me on to Jeff Lorber, but also introduced me to Eric Benet, he's singing the harmony vocal. Not only is Michael talented, but the people he surrounds himself with, wow! The title track is fun, "Monk's New Tune" is about as late night jazz as Michael gets. "I Love Lucy" is that "I Love Lucy," the only cover Michael has recorded, save for a couple Christmas songs. The song is transformed from a Cuban lounge style to a romantic Brazilian influenced love song, the orchestration is glorious. "Practice Makes Perfect" is fun, "String Of Pearls" is a beautiful song, moving at a nice tempo featuring accoustic guitar and a woodwind solo.

George Duke - After Hours (1998)

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George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.

Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)

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Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)

Improvision Quartet - Free-Folk-Jazz (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:19
Jazz, Free Jazz, Folk | Label: Hevhetia

All these compositions originate from Polish folk culture. They are based on well-known, less known, or sometimes completely forgotten songs from various regions of Poland. For the musical notations of some particular pieces, we are indebted to Oskar Kolberg and his 19th century monumental work.

VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Blue Note Revisited (2004) {Blue Note/EMI}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 459 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 177 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz funk, electronic, hip-hop

Blue Note Revisited is a 2004 remix CD honoring Blue Note Records. Released on 20 April, 2004, each track was recreated by well known hip-hop and electronic music producers, including Dilla, Kyoto Jazz Massive, DJ Spinna, Madlib, Jazzanova, Kenny Dope, and many more.

The Jazzhole - ...and the feeling goes round (1995) {Mesa/Bluemoon} **[RE-UP]**

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The Jazzhole - ...and the feeling goes round (1995) {Mesa/Bluemoon} **[RE-UP]**

The Jazzhole - …and the feeling goes round (1995) {Mesa/Bluemoon}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 368 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz soul, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap

…and the feeling goes round is the 1995 album by The Jazzhole. This was the group's second album, released by Mesa/BlueMoon, distributed by Atlantic.

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 | 01:02:53
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Geffen | # GED 24293, GEFD 24293

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.

Mario Biondi And The High Five Quintet - Handful Of Soul (2006)

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Mario Biondi And The High Five Quintet - Handful Of Soul (2006)

Mario Biondi And The High Five Quintet - Handful Of Soul (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 441 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Soul-Jazz | Schema Records #SCCD 406

Handful of Soul is a the debut album by Mario Biondi. You will be surprised by this singer's deep and warm voice. It recalls the great interpreters soul and rhythm'n'blues music. Many will think of a black singer. Whereas Mario and Sicilian from Catania. Certainly he's capable of expressing his Soul when singing. After the first collaboration between Schema, Mario Biondi and the producer Alessandro Magnanini, which brought in 2004 to the release of Was-A-Bee's single "This Is What You Are / On A Clear Day", "Handful of Soul" is an album ranging between Jazz and Soul. The result is in this very enticing music release, whose sound swings from smooth vocal melodies to rhythmic tracks to dance…

Sari Kessler - Do Right (2016) {Ruby Street Music} **[RE-UP]**

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Sari Kessler - Do Right (2016) {Ruby Street Music} **[RE-UP]**

Sari Kessler - Do Right (2016) {Ruby Street Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 301 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 113 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, jazz pop

Do Right is the 2016 CD by singer Sari Kessler. A fine jazz chanteuse, this disc features fantastic renditions of well known songs, including "Walk On By" and "Sunny". This was released by the Ruby Street Music label.

Kim Waters - Love's Melody (1998) [Re-Up]

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Kim Waters - Love's Melody (1998) [Re-Up]

Kim Waters - Love's Melody (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Soul-Jazz | Label: Shanachie | # 5042 | 00:56:02

Kim Waters ninth album, Love's Melody was released in 1998 by Shanachie and dedicated to his twin girls. Self-produced with Chuck Loeb, Dino Esposito, Scot Rammer, and David Mann, the CD offers 11 sensitive and enchanting tracks with special guest performances by Chuck Loeb and James Lloyd. In a deviation from Waters' R&B-flavored background, Waters asserts his mastery of the soprano saxophone on this smooth collection of well-crafted tunes. Each composition adds a different dimension to his musical catalog. Lush, poetic rhythms combined with mid-tempo grooves and fresh melodies on songs such as "Nightfall" and "Possession," and assure his success in the contemporary jazz style. Waters' saxophone caters to the senses with the grace of a romantic on the beautiful title track "Love's Melody." His soprano saxophone speaks volumes with the mastery of tone and musicianship that defines the sensual nature of the saxophone.

COAST - COAST (2018)

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COAST - COAST (2018)

COAST - COAST (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 54 Mb
Full Scans ~ 100 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Experimental Jazz, Nu-Jazz, Jazz Rock | Art As Catharsis Records #AAC084

Art As Catharsis are proud to release the energetic self-titled debut from COAST – riveting experimental jazz that fluctuates between heavy and silk-smooth, structured with the composition expertise of Paul Derricott. Delicate but rapid. Smooth but heavy. These characteristics usually stand as opposites, but Coast’s debut weaves these elements together in faultless form. High in energy and full of energetic instrumentals, you can hear hot flushes of heavy rhythmic jazz similar to Kneebody, Mark Guiliana Quartet and Donny McCaslin throughout the album, along with a gentle hint of early BadBadNotGood’s contemporary sheen.

COAST - Skim (2019)

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COAST - Skim (2019)

COAST - Skim (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 352 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Experimental Jazz, Jazz Rock | Art As Catharsis Records #AAC112

Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of COAST’s second album, SKIM – a polyrhythmic record of expansive jazz, pushing the band into new, adventurous territory. Taking inspiration from mixtapes pieced together by Minimal Miggy, Godtet, Mecca 83 and more, Coast note that Skim attempts to emulate a love for grazing music interaction – a love that becomes more and more evident as the record progresses. Beyond that, drummer and composer for COAST Paul Derricott has spent the past 12 months sharing stages with Charenee Wade, Vivian Sessoms and Aloe Blacc – their influence being critical to the writing process.

New Masters - ReWORKS - Vol. 1 (2019)

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New Masters - ReWORKS - Vol. 1 (2019)

New Masters - ReWORKS - Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 150 MB | Cover | 26:07 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60 MB
Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Masterworks

Sony Music Masterworks today introduces New Masters, a rotating ensemble of today’s leading, up-and-coming and established jazz musicians, as they take on today’s biggest charting-topping hits for a new genre-defying project entitled ReWORKS. Available everywhere now is ReWORKS – Vol. 1 lead offering, Juice WRLD’s breakthrough hit “Lucid Dreams,” as arranged by guitarist Gilad Hekselman. “Lucid Dreams” is the first track from ReWORKS – Vol. 1, which is set for release Friday, July 12 and will feature songs originally performed by Cardi B, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and more.

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

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George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # 0602498843536 | 00:59:31

Recorded live at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland, in 2000, these ten tracks are pleasant re-workings of guitarist and vocalist George Benson's jazz-pop hits of the '70s. To his credit, Benson isn't just a human jukebox re-creating well-known songs and sidestepping any spontaneity that derives from a live performance. For instance, his band, which includes keyboardist Joe Sample, gets to stretch out a bit, showing off their improvisational skills on "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," and particularly on Sample's "Deeper Than You Think." Alongside his seven-member group, Benson employs the BBC Big Band and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra who provide a real lushness that enhances the music instead of utilizing the cheesy synthesizer strings that often marred some of his work in the '80s and '90s. Fans of Benson's early sessions for Columbia or A&M may not rush out to purchase this, but those who favor Breezin' will find some pleasant moments here.

VA - Rock The First Volume One (1992) {Sandstone/DCC} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Rock The First Volume One (1992) {Sandstone/DCC} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Rock The First Volume One (1992) {Sandstone/DCC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 297 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 106 mb
Genre: rock, pop, dance pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop, rap, jazz pop

Rock The First Volume One is a 1992 compilation CD released by Sandstone/DCC. The CD was organized to help raise attention for the 1992 election season in the United States with remastered songs by Steve Hoffman.

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. Likewise, he attacks the all-instrumental "Eleanor Rigby" with a jumpy, swinging aggression. Pizzarelli, however, becomes overly schmaltzy in presenting ballads like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Long and Winding Road" too seriously, with maudlin, straightforward arrangements that grind the party to a halt. The one exception is the more percussive "Oh Darling," where his intense vocal helps the tune rise above the hotel lounge mentality.