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Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}

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Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}

Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon - Back Together Again (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27436}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27436 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Fusion / Crossover Jazz / Guitar / Drums

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A famous set of crossover fusion – one with lots of heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon, and plenty of sweet guitar from Larry Coryell! This set definitely plays to the rockish side of the fusion crowd, but still has some funky undercurrents too – thanks to lots of bold lines from Cobham, who could easily sit on both sides of the fence at this point in his career! The rest of the group is equally tight, too – and includes the great John Lee on bass, who really keeps things deep, plus Philip Catherine on additional guitar, sometimes acoustic. Mouzon sings on the cut "Reconciliation", but all others are instrumental.

Joe Thomas - Get In The Wind (1978) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Joe Thomas - Get In The Wind (1978) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Joe Thomas - Get In The Wind (1978) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Disco, Funk, Jazz-Funk | Solid Records #CDSOL-45965

The brief career of this artist, one of four different horn players in jazz named Joe Thomas, can be basically described as symposium on funky flute. He was certainly not the only flautist huffing and puffing over strong backbeats in the '70s and '80s, the era's popular players in this style including Herbie Mann, Jeremy Steig, and Hubert Laws. Thomas' masterwork in this genre might be considered to be "Funky Fever," more than ten minutes of jamming that has been described as "jazzy disco funk boogie," complete with a vocal chorus that chants "I've got this funky, funky fever."

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)

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Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta - Descarga Libre (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 204 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:31:55
Nu Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk, Electronic | Label: Orrua Diskak

A few years later of “Vamos A Comer” EP (2010 © Lovemonk) and the “Unexpected Tapas” (2011 © Lovemonk) album releases, the Basque-German DJ & music maker, Mikel Makala, and the producer and director of the Gasteiz Big Band, Jimmy Bidaurreta, join forces again to create a new album called “Descarga Libre” (2019 © Orrua Diskak). Now the Basque duo strikes with the same purpose to rescue those Latin, Jazz, Funk and Descarga to Nuyorican Salsa sounds of labels like Fania, in combination with club & dancefloor rhythms. In the beginning of 2019 they’re back with a new album containing 7 originals songs, giving continuity to that brilliant sound they have signed together & have already obtained remarkable admiration from some international reputed DJs, producers and radio hosts.

Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late (2015)

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Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late (2015)

Tommy Emmanuel - It’s Never Too Late (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:33
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, Jazz, Country, Folk, Word | Label: CGP Sounds | # CGP-002

Quality is laced throughout It s Never Too Late, the first regular studio album featuring Emmanuel completely solo without guests since 2000. A friend and follower of the late Chet Atkins who christened Emmanuel a Certified Guitar Player, making him one of only five musicians to receive the C.G.P. distinction from the master Emmanuel easily skates between musical styles, playing with blues in One Mint Julep, infusing Spanish tradition in El Vaquero and exploring folk in The Duke. An accomplished fingerstyle player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. That expert layering is evident in It's Never Too Late on the quixotic Only Elliott, the calming title track and the gorgeous Hellos And Goodbyes.

Erik Soderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)

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Erik Soderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)

Erik Söderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:41
Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Prophone | # PCD 100

Erik Söderlind is a young man in no particular hurry. Not yet 30, he plays jazz guitar with supreme assurance, and on his debut album Twist For Jimmy Smith, he has put together a lovely, leisurely paced, always swinging collection of standards and originals that deserves worldwide recognition. Of course, he's unlikely to get it. We live in a world obsessed with image, a world that all too often mistakes image for the real thing. Should Sweden's Söderlind be passed over, it's the world's loss. Here he teams up with two other extremely talented local musicians, organist Kjell Öhman and reed man Magnus Lindgren to make an album that brooks repeated listening. Söderlind plays in a line stemming from Charlie Christian and continuing through Wes Montgomery and George Benson—and that's George Benson when John Hammond billed him "The Most Exciting New Guitarist On The Jazz Scene Today." Before someone discovered he could sing, dressed him in glittery suits and stuck him on the cabaret circuit. Twist For Jimmy Smith provides a glimpse of what jazz was all about in those far off days; though this album is not about nostalgia. It's about the real thing, what Söderlind, on the sleeve calls "the joy of making music" and communicating that joy.

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Post Bop, Crossover Jazz, Fusion | Label: Geffen | # GED 24978 | Time: 01:06:15

Quartet (1996) is an album by the Pat Metheny Group. The album features Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums. Most of the tracks were loosely written or improvised, using several unusual instruments. The Group itself never played these songs live, though Metheny played "When We Were Free" with his trio and recorded a live version on the album Day Trip. "As I Am" was played during trio concerts with Michael Brecker. Metheny remarked in a podcast retrospective that the improvisational late-middle portions of, Quartet contain some of the darkest music the Group has ever recorded. He also stated that "When We Were Free" is a personal standout for him, especially Mays's piano solo.

Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008

Ben Sidran - A Little Kiss In The Night (1978) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Vocal Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening | Label: Arista | # BVCM-35215 | 00:33:37

Pianist, singer/songwriter, producer, author, and host Ben Sidran is a literate performer known for his engaging, jazz-influenced sound and laid-back, conversational style. Essentially a pianist/vocalist with a storytelling approach in the tradition of Mose Allison, Sidran grew from a supporting player with rocker Steve Miller to a solo performer, and to an award-winning radio and TV host. Along the way, he has produced albums for such luminaries as Allison, Van Morrison, Michael Franks, Rickie Lee Jones, and others.

Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)

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Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)

Ossatura - Maps And Mazes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 402 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:28
Avant-Garde Jazz, Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: ReR Megacorp

The new release from Italy's excellent electroacoustic experimental band Ossatura led by Elio Martusciello takes the band into new territory, detailed and more luminous, more acoustic, with vibes and clarinet (Michael Thieke) and even a lovely song surprising long-time fans.

Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1998] Re-Up

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Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1998] Re-Up

Patrice Rushen - Prelusion (1974) + Before The Dawn (1975) [2 LP in 1 CD, 1998]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Prestige | # PRCD-24207-2 | 01:17:20

This 1998 CD reissues keyboardist Patrice Rushen's first two recordings as a leader except for one selection ("Puttered Bopcorn") from the first date that was left out due to lack of space. Twenty at the time of the earlier set, Rushen showed a great deal of potential for the future, potential that (at least in the jazz world) was unfortunately never realized. Rushen is heard on the Prelusion album heading a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (the most memorable soloist), trumpeter Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon and Hadley Caliman on reeds; the music is essentially advanced hard bop with touches of fusion. The later date has a similar group (without Henderson) and with guest spots for flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Lee Ritenour. The R&B-ish vocal by Josie James on "What's the Story" hints at where Rushen would be going in the future: straight to the pop market. So overall this CD, which should have served as a bright beginning for the young keyboardist, is practically the artistic high point of Patrice Rushen's erratic career.

Till Bronner - Till Bronner (2012) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Till Bronner - Till Bronner (2012) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Till Brönner - Till Brönner (2012) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Label: Verve/UMG/Bam Bam Music | # 06025 3719116 | Time: 01:28:37
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Orchestral Jazz

On his first instrumental album in over a decade, German jazz trumpeter/flügelhornist and pop star Till Brönner offers his own tribute to one of his earliest inspirations: the sound of Creed Taylor's CTI label. Co-produced by the artist with keyboardist Roberto Di Gioia and Samon Kawamura, these 12 tunes employ a crack studio band as well as strings, and evoke memories of the label's arrangers Don Sebesky, David Matthews, and Bob James, but with distinctly modern charts. The mood is relaxed, open, and fluid, and creativity runs high. The production is warm yet crystalline; though attention is paid to detail, nothing feels constrained by nostalgia. These 12 cuts wed hip, soulful jazz-funk grooves to modern jazz, sometimes infused with a subtly cinematic panache. "Will of Nature" has a tight front-line horn vamp (Brönner and saxophonist Magnus Lindgren) that invokes hard bop but sticks closer to spacy soul-jazz – Lindgren even quotes "A Love Supreme" in the intro to his solo. Di Gioia's Rhodes makes room inside the mix for exploration, while staying deep in the pocket provided by Wolfgang Haffner's drum kit and Albert Johnson's double bass. "The Gate" opens with lush, impressionistic strings that hover and float in the intro, highlighted by Lindgren's flute. They introduce Brönner's smoky flügelhorn melody, followed by double bass, rim-shot snare, and cymbals. The strings vanish and, in a nice timbral contrast, the slippery head is led by Lindgren's bass clarinet and the horn.

Patti Austin - End Of A Rainbow (1976) {2017, Japanese UHQ-CD, Remastered}

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Patti Austin - End Of A Rainbow (1976) {2017, Japanese UHQ-CD, Remastered}

Patti Austin - End Of A Rainbow (1976) {2017, Japanese UHQ-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Soul-Jazz | CTI Records / King Records #KICJ 2553

Originally issued in 1976, "End Of A Rainbow" was Patti's solo debut album for CTI Records. Although not a commercial success, this album was one of the first ever to be exclusively devoted to the Quiet Storm "sound" that was just-then blossoming. Patti's soulful, tender and at times wistful and melancholic vocals are nothing short of exquisite. Patti wrote all eight tracks herself and CTI boss Creed Taylor obviously spared no expenses in getting the best session players for this cult classic. Now that it's available on CD "End Of A Rainbow" definitely deserves a reappraisal.

Bobby Caldwell - Soul Suvivor (1995) {Japan 1st Press}

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Bobby Caldwell - Soul Suvivor (1995) {Japan 1st Press}

Bobby Caldwell - Soul Suvivor (1995) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Smooth Jazz | Sin-Drome Records Ltd. / Polydor K.K. #POCP-7060

Bobby Caldwell has been a favorite among fans of sophisticated R&B and contemporary jazz since 1978, the year the singer, songwriter, and guitarist hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot 100 and R&B charts with "What You Won't Do for Love." Originally from Manhattan and later raised in Miami, Caldwell was exposed to a wide variety of musical influences by his parents, hosts of the television variety show Suppertime. Only a few years after he started studying piano and guitar, he opted to enter the music industry, but it wasn't until the following decade that he signed to the T.K.-distributed Clouds label and broke through with What You Won't Do for Love, his first of several albums. Although Caldwell had a strong following in the U.S., built through continual touring and nine wide-ranging studio albums issued during the '80s and '90s, he also became a superstar in Japan.

Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little (2010) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
Label: Favored Nations | # FN2700-2 | Time: 01:23:42
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, Folk, Jazz, Country, Folk-Rock

As an Australian, guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel doesn't seem to be much bothered about musical categories. Is his music jazz, folk, bluegrass, new age? Depending on the track, it can be any one. Like his mentor, Chet Atkins, Emmanuel is simply a guitar player, and on Little by Little, a two-CD set, he sticks mostly to acoustic guitar, playing mostly originals, tunes that he has used in concert but not recorded before. He is also mostly solo, although the double-disc length allows him room to share space with guests including singers Pam Rose (on her co-composition "Haba Na Hava") and Anthony Snape (on the folk-rock "Willie's Shades"). Among the covers are two versions of "Moon River," one with a bass countermelody, the other with an Emmanuel vocal, Carole King's "Tapestry," Atkins' "Mountains of Illinois," and "The Tennessee Waltz." Emmanuel plays fast runs, slows down for delicate passages, and adds harmonics on tunes that evoke players including Will Ackerman and John Fahey. He also likes folk-pop; "Papa George" needs only a James Taylor vocal to fit into that category. But Little by Little is a tour de force by a musician who usually leaves categories behind.

Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin' (1964) {2019, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin' (1964) {2019, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin' (1964) {2019, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop | Blue Note #UCCQ-9561

Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s, and arguably his best albums for Blue Note during this period were the ones he did with tenor sax player Stanley Turrentine. Recorded on February 8, 1963, at Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey, and featuring Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums in addition to Smith and Turrentine, Prayer Meetin' is a delight from start to finish. Forming a perfect closure to Smith's trio of albums with Turrentine (Midnight Special and Back at the Chicken Shack were both released in 1960), Prayer Meetin' was the last of four albums Smith recorded in a week to finish off his Blue Note contract before leaving for Verve.

David Benoit - Professional Dreamer (1999) {GRP Records GRD-9942}

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David Benoit - Professional Dreamer (1999) {GRP Records GRD-9942}

David Benoit - Professional Dreamer (1999) {GRP Records GRD-9942}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 307 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 GRP Records / Universal Music | GRD-9942
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz

The pairing of smooth jazz's premier veteran pianist and trumpeter/producer Rick Braun is remarkable. The six tracks produced by the latter offer a unique contrast between thick, hip-hoppy bass grooves and Benoit's peppy, angst-free ivory musings. On the in-your-face "Rejoyce," Benoit's swirling, high-register melody combines with Pat Kelley's Wes Montgomery-like electric licks (and Benoit's own Hammond B-3 harmony coloring) for a floating ride above a jumpy retro-soul rhythm. The underpinnings are even chunkier on "Jump Start," which finds Benoit's piano and Andy Suzuki's playful alto making light, bluesy conversation over a throbbing hip-hop pattern. Braun also gives Benoit space here for some lower-toned piano improvisations.