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George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}

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George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}

George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}
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© 1977, 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc. | 3139-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Quiet Storm / Guitar

Recording live at Los Angeles' Roxy club – then a showcase for many of the hottest acts in pop – was just the tonic that George Benson and his Breezin' band needed on this often jumping album. With unusually lively crowds (for a record-industry watering hole) shouting encouragement, the band gets deep into the four-on-the-floor funk and Benson digs in hard, his rhythmic instincts on guitar sharp as ever. The balance between vocals and instrumentals is about even – George's voice sounds more throaty and soul-oriented than before – and amid the new material, there is a revisit to a favored CTI-era instrumental, the lovely "Ode to a Kudu."

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)

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David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Label: Concord Jazz | # CRE 37135-02 | Time: 00:39:21
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz

On his 35th album as a leader, pianist and composer David Benoit changed up his game. Remarkably, 2 in Love is the very first time in his long career that he's worked with a vocalist on an entire album. His chosen collaborator is Jane Monheit, one of the most celebrated mainstream jazz singers. All but one of these ten songs are originals co-written with three different lyricists: Lorraine Feather, Mark Winkler, and Spencer Day. Produced by the pianist, 2 in Love was cut live in the studio – a daunting prospect for most contemporary vocalists. But Monheit is no ordinary singer. Check her delivery on the knotty, Latin-tinged opener "Barcelona Nights." She glides through the changes and imbues her canny phrasing with just a hint of samba, with each articulated syllable entrenched in the song's groove. The sultry passion in her utterance is complemented beautifully by Pat Kelly's nylon-string guitar in the bridge. The title track is a swinging bossa with charging piano and hand percussion. Monheit has demonstrated throughout her career that her grasp on the form is both expert and soulful.

Grand Orchestre du Tricot - Tribute To Lucienne Boyer (2017)

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Grand Orchestre du Tricot - Tribute To Lucienne Boyer (2017)

Grand Orchestre du Tricot - Tribute To Lucienne Boyer (2017)
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Jazz, Chanson, Female Vocal | Label: Tricollectif

On "Tribute To Lucienne Boyer", the formation is dedicated to the pieces of French singer Lucienne Boyer, who was discovered as a singer in 1916 at the age of 13 years and in the first 30 years of the 20th century in cabarets, including the Théâtre de L 'Athénée, Concordia, L'Eldorado and even sang on Broadway in New York. The Broadway attitude is also omnipresent on the upcoming tribute album. Flahault breathes, scratches and sings passionately through the eight tracks, cello, piano, trombone and clarinet support her powerfully and lively.

George Duke - My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings, 1971-1976 (2008) {4CD BoxSet MPS Remaster}

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George Duke - My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings, 1971-1976 (2008) {4CD BoxSet MPS Remaster}

George Duke - My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings, 1971-1976 (2008) {4CD BoxSet MPS Remaster}
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© 1971-76, 2008 Universal / MPS | 06025 1751504 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Fusion / Piano

An amazing package of work from George Duke - 6 of his legendary fusion albums for MPS Records, including the never-reissued double-length set Solus / The Inner Source! That incredible album is worth the price of the package alone - as it begins with some sublime trio work from Duke, rooted in jazz but already stretching out in amazing ways - then moves into some even hipper Latin-styled grooves, with Jerome Richardson on reeds and Luis Gasca on a bit of trumpet! Other albums in the set are equally great - and trace Duke's evolution from straighter jazz into funky freer fusion and soul - an incredible musical shift that's presented on the albums Faces In Reflection, Feel, I Love The Blues She Heard My Cry, The Aura Will Prevail, and Liberated Fantasies - each of them classics in their own right, presented together wonderfully here in this complete MPS package! The set is amazing - with a whopping 64 titles in all, and complete notes on all the music - including some recollections from Duke himself.

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

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John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Concord Records | # CRE-37634-02 | Time: 00:49:51

John Pizzarelli lays it all out in the title of his 2015 album: this tribute to Paul McCartney is designed for play in the smoky late-night hours, when everything turns sweet and mellow. Furthermore, this is a tribute to McCartney, not the Beatles. There isn't a Fab song to be found here, as Pizzarelli focuses entirely on Paul's solo work (for these intents and purposes, this includes Wings records), concentrating on the '70s but also sliding McCartney's Great American Songbook wannabe "My Valentine" into the mix. Pizzarelli digs up a few other obscurities – the early Wings song "Some People Never Know," the Speed of Sound deep cut "Warm and Beautiful" – and he also plays around with expectations, making "Let 'Em In" swing like mad and relaxing "Hi Hi Hi" so it doesn't rock, it grooves. He also invites Michael McDonald to sing on "Coming Up," which swaggers like Sinatra in Vegas, but for as delightful as that is, the key to the record's success is Pizzarelli himself, who delivers upon the laid-back promise of the title but is savvier than he needed to be, which is why Midnight McCartney satisfies.

Charles Lloyd - Nirvana (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

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Charles Lloyd - Nirvana (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Charles Lloyd - Nirvana (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 1968, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4047 | 2014 DSD Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Crossover Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Nirvana is lovely work from Charles Lloyd – recorded at the point when he was just pushing off from Chico Hamilton's group, and before he got too noodly for his own good! Side one of the record features Lloyd with his own group – jazzing it up in a mix of flute, guitar, and percussion on a number of short tracks that have a light and breezy feel. There's a nice dose of bossa in the set, plus some of the other freer rhythmic styles that Lloyd and Hamilton experimented with together at the time – but all of the tracks have a strong rhythmic pulse, and never lose their groove for too much experimentation. Side two features two wonderful tracks with Hamilton's group at a point when Lloyd was still working with the ensemble – both long tracks with a modal pulse and a great deal of spirituality – again free, but never too much so! A nice little album – with tracks that include "Island Blues", "Carcara", "Long Time Baby", "One For Joan", and "Freedom Traveler".

Soil And Pimp Sessions - Brothers & Sisters (2CD) (2014) {Victor}

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Soil And Pimp Sessions - Brothers & Sisters (2CD) (2014) {Victor}

Soil And Pimp Sessions - Brothers & Sisters (2CD) (2014) {Victor}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 251 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz fusion

Brothers & Sisters is the 2014 album by Japanese jazz group Soil And Pimp Sessions. This is a 2CD edition featuring 10th Anniversary! LIVE AT AKASAKA 10th Feb, 2014 as a bonus. This was released by Victor.

Candy Dulfer - Saxuality (1991)

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Candy Dulfer - Saxuality (1991)

Candy Dulfer - Saxuality (1991)
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Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Dance | Arista Records #ARCD-8674

Saxuality is the debut album by Candy Dulfer. Dulfer was no stranger to music since she is the daughter of Hans Dulfer, a famous Dutch saxophone player. Prior to her debut album, Candy Dulfer performed with Rosa King at the North Sea Jazz Festival, opened for Madonna during her 1987 concert in Rotterdam, collaborated with Prince on Graffiti Bridge, joined Prince on his 1988 tour and had a #11 hit with "Lily Was Here" together with David A. Stewart. The mainly instrumental album debuted on #4 in the Dutch album chart and was certified Gold. The album peaked at #22 in the Billboard Album Top 100, #27 in the UK Album chart and sold in excess of one million copies worldwide and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. The album was promoted by a tour in Europe and the United States.

Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

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Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)
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Label: Shanachie | # SH 5436 | Time: 00:55:28 | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Bridges is the sublime collaboration of 2 of the most renowned instrumentalists in Jazz! Between them, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Chuck Loeb have either written, produced, or performed on more than 50 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles. Both have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 20 years as solo artists and featured artists in various groups: Marienthal with the likes of Chick Corea, The Rippingtons, Keiko Matsui, and Jeff Lorber and Loeb as co-leader of Fourplay and Jazz Funk Soul. Bridges represents these Smooth Jazz icons at their best, but it is more than just a Smooth Jazz album. As the title suggests, these Soundscapes bridge the gap between the commercial world of Smooth Jazz, the tranquility of New Age music, and the more artistic explorations that are at the heart of the true Jazz experience! Highlights of the 10 Marienthal/Loeb originals include "Crossings", the haunting ballad and first single, the soulful and bluesy "Duality", the romantic "Noir" and much more!

RAIC - Multiplicity (2019)

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RAIC - Multiplicity (2019)

RAIC - Multiplicity (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 419 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:22
Free Jazz, Jazz Metal, Avant-Garde Metal | Label: Thirsty Leaves Music

The sixth album by RAIC is our most ambitious to date. Includes our improv forays into big band free jazz, black metal, 70's car chase themes, noise rock, avant garde, jazz and lounge.

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

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Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004) [Re-Up]

Chris Botti - When I Fall In Love (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 518841 2 | Time: 00:58:49 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Instrumental Pop, Easy Listening

Trumpeter Chris Botti drops the synthesizers and drum loops of his previous effort, Thousand Kisses Deep, for a more elegant and traditional sound on When I Fall in Love. While Thousand Kisses Deep maximized Botti's penchant for mixing perfect pop songs with his Miles Davis-influenced jazz style, it nonetheless featured many of the electronic and processed sounds predictable on modern smooth jazz releases. By eschewing such "go to" pop-jazz production techniques as drum machines and synthesized strings in favor of the real instruments here, Botti ironically sounds utterly groundbreaking on what is ultimately a straight-ahead orchestral jazz album. While nowhere near as improvisationally adventurous as its predecessors, When I Fall in Love is still a revelation in the tradition of Sketches of Spain, Clifford Brown With Strings, and Wynton Marsalis' Hot House Flowers. Mixing standards and contemporary pop tunes all in a straight-ahead style, Botti gives his minimalist Miles-ian horn sound a chance to breath and be enjoyed on its own.

Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio - I'm Old Fashioned (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio - I'm Old Fashioned (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio - I'm Old Fashioned (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 1976, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9167
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Neo Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. This album from 1976 is widely considered as one of the best, if not THE best, four-beat jazz albums by Sadao Watanabe, the legendary Japanese saxophonist. Watanabe went to New York, met with the original Great Jazz Trio – Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Tony Williams – before the super-group became well-known for its superb recordings.

Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981)
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Label: Philips/Phonogram | # 800 047-2 | Time: 00:40:44
Flamenco, Jazz Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Loose and spontaneous, this (mainly) live album is a meeting of three of the greatest guitarists in the world for an acoustic summit the likes of which the guitar-playing community rarely sees. Broken up into three duo and two trio performances, Friday Night in San Francisco catches all three players at the peaks of their quite formidable powers.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 161 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Yamaha | # YCCW-10264 | Time: 00:56:41

After 25 years of collaboration, Bob James and Nathan East are set to release their debut duo album The New Cool in September on Yamaha Entertainment Group. The New Cool marks new territory for legendary jazz pianist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, who’ve spent decades playing together in contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay but never before as an official duo. “The more I played with Nathan over the course of many live performances and spanning more than 20 years, the more in sync we were whether or not we had the anchor of the drums,” says James. “Something special happens when we only have each other’s notes to play off of, when the music is totally exposed.” Recorded entirely in Nashville, Tennessee, the album is a collection of original material contributed by both James and East, along with a small selection of standards. The duo’s musicianship is laid bare in a soulful reimagining of Irving Berlin’s “How Deep is the Ocean,” while the pair is joined by strings and woodwinds for a surprising take on Willie Nelson’s classic country hit 'Crazy'.