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Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}

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Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}

Dan Siegel - Departure (2006) {Native Language}
EAC 0.95b2 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

A culmination of influences from an illustrious career spanning 25-plus years, Departure is the latest studio recording from pianist Dan Siegel. He brilliantly blends his melodic and rhythmic pop sensibilities with his traditional jazz roots and offers up an amazing acoustic vision of original compositions. This CD is graceful, noble, and reflective, since it transcends categorization as it speaks to earlier times of adult instrumental acoustic music with classic themes that were influenced by the song, its melodies, and its virtuosic musicians.

Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}

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Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}

Hiromi - Brain (2004) {Telarc}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 349MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara dazzled the jazz world with her 2003 debut, Another Mind. Its mash of keyboard pyrotechnics and range of compositional styles was multiplied exponentially by her irrepressible energy. On that set she used variously sized ensembles to articulate her compositions. On Brain, Hiromi strips it back to a trio and offers a more intimate look at her wide musical universe, utilizing drummer Martin Valihora, bassist Tony Grey (both fellow Berklee College of Music alums), and alternately bassist Anthony Jackson.

Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}

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Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}

Hiromi - Spiral (2005) {Telarc}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 388MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

With the release of Spiral, the award-winning pianist/composer Hiromi Uehara stands at the threshold of limitless possibility. Her third trio recording in as many years finds her in the familiar company of drummer Martin Valihora and bass player Tony Grey, but the CD itself goes beyond expectations. It features all original compositions, including the 28-minute"Music for a Three-Piece Orchestra," a suite of four tracks – "Open Door/Tuning/Prologue," "Dejа Vu," "Reverse," and "Edge" – that spotlight Hiromi's formidable technique and impressive compositional skills. The suite was inspired by Hiromi's desire to expand the sound of her trio into orchestral spaces and to give her listeners an intense listening experience. By contrast, the highly energetic "Return of Kung-Fu World Champion" captures the essence of the trio in a smaller, jazz-rock fusion format that kicks with the same excitement as a martial arts tournament.

MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}

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MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}

MSM Schmidt - Utopia (2015) {Laika}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 518MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 183MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

While the heart of jazz fusion may live in sunny California, USA, it is strengthened by impulses from all over the world. For 15 years and counting, lots of those have been emanating from Bremen, Germany. This city, located on the river Weser, is the birthplace and home of musician/composer Michael "MSM" Schmidt. In his day job, Schmidt works at a large insurance firm. At night, he is a passionate music composer whose works regularly make a splash in the US jazz-rock scene. His latest album - his fifth production - is entitled "Utopia"

Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

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Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

Carles Benavent - Fenix (1997) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco

Carles Benavent is a phenomenal musician, composer and arranger. His music is like movie soundtracks in terms of colours but in a song format. Perfect bass playing with passion and technique at the top!

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

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Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015) {Agate}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Post-Bop

With many jazz musicians looking for new musical directions, new ways to express their ideas, every once in a while an album comes along to show that there’s still plenty of life in the older musical ideas. There is still room for creativity in the tried and true. Bop, an album from keyboardist Jeff Lorber, guitarist Chuck Loeb, and an all-star supporting cast including Everette Harp (tenor sax), Harvey Mason (drums), Brian Bromberg (bass), Rick Braun (trumpet/trombone), and Till Brönner (as well as a number of guest artists), is the pudding that proves the point.

Joan Albert Amargos & Carles Benavent - Amargos & Benavent (2002) {Nuevos Medios}

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Joan Albert Amargos & Carles Benavent - Amargos & Benavent (2002) {Nuevos Medios}

Joan Albert Amargos & Carles Benavent - Amargos & Benavent (2002) {Nuevos Medios}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 398MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco

Carles Benavent es natural del barrio del Pueblo Seco en Barcelona. Bajista, aunque también dobla con la mandolina y la mandola, Benavent ha tocado con Paco de Lucía, Chick Corea y Miles Davis, y es habitual verle tocar con Jorge Pardo. Benavent que ha trabajado en los últimos años el llamado nuevo flamenco, especialmente desde su colaboración con Paco de Lucía, que dejó como muestra el impresionante "Live in America"

Kazumi Watanabe - Monday Blues (1976) {BMG Japan}

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Kazumi Watanabe - Monday Blues (1976) {BMG Japan}

Kazumi Watanabe - Monday Blues (1976) {BMG Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 94MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 40 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo's Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom.

Dan Siegel - Indigo (2014) {Pony Canyon}

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Dan Siegel - Indigo (2014) {Pony Canyon}

Dan Siegel - Indigo (2014) {Pony Canyon}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 315MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

As a veteran purveyor of smooth, moody and sophisticated contemporary jazz, composer/keyboardist Dan Siegel is an artist known for instrumental music of high taste and quality. Yet after a five-year hiatus from recording, he has just created what is easily the most inspired and meticulously-crafted collection of his career with his milestone 20th project, Indigo.

Gary Herbig - Friends To Lovers (1989) {Headfirst}

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Gary Herbig - Friends To Lovers (1989) {Headfirst}

Gary Herbig - Friends To Lovers (1989) {Headfirst}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 300MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

This saxman's horns have been used by everyone from Elvis to the Kids From Fame over the years, but don't hold that against him. He had one of 1988's most underrated debuts, a self-titled effort that featured some of L.A.'s best musicians. His follow-up a year later cooked just as intensely, although poor label support led Herbig to go back to the sidelines and abandon the quest for solo stardom – a great pity. Though this disc lacks the Bill Champlin vocal tracks that put the first one into orbit, there's still so much to love here: the bouncy and melodic R&B of the title cut, some gospel-like blues (with the help of Don Grusin and Greg Matheson) on the steamy "Manhattan Lady," the soaring lite funk of "Follow Me," and a tad of happy blues on "Pride and Joy." Herbig seems to favor tunes of the expressive, soulful variety and sticks mostly to midtempo grooves to weave his hefty horn licks in and out of.

Tatvamasi - Haldur Bildur (2019)

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Tatvamasi - Haldur Bildur (2019)

Tatvamasi - Haldur Bildur (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 64 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Cave (ACD-010-2019)

This is the fifth album by Polish quartet Tatvamasi, led by guitarist / composer Grzegorz Lesiak, which also includes saxophonist Tomasz Piatek, bassist Lukasz Downar and drummer Krzysztof Redas. On this album the quartet is expanded to a septet with the addition of violinist Anna Witkowska-Piatek, cellist Malgorzata Pietron and trumpeter Jan Michalec (all three participated on earlier albums of the quartet). The album presents just four extended tracks, all composed by Lesiak. As usual with Tatvamasi´s music, it manages to stay beyond conventional categorization, which is obviously its strength and magic. These long expanded sonic vistas are explorations of melodic themes, riffs, groove, beat and World Music influences, completely intertwined within each other…

Mike Stern - All Over The Place (2012) {Heads Up}

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Mike Stern - All Over The Place (2012) {Heads Up}

Mike Stern - All Over The Place (2012) {Heads Up}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 610MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 172MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

All Over the Place is Stern's new recording. Set for release on June 19, 2012, the 11-song set aligns the characteristically diverse and adventurous guitarist with a cadre of brilliant guests, including trumpeter Randy Brecker; saxophonist Kenny Garrett; and drummers Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock and Lionel Cordew. Also on hand is a delegation of high-caliber electric and acoustic bass players: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey.

Larry Coryell - Spaces Revisited (1997) {Shanachie}

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Larry Coryell - Spaces Revisited (1997) {Shanachie}

Larry Coryell - Spaces Revisited (1997) {Shanachie}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 342MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

What started as a project to reunite Coryell with Billy Cobham on drums in order to take a second look at the sound and style of the Coryell's Spaces ended up creating a whole new chapter instead. With Richard Bona on bass and Bireli Lagrene on guitar, these nine songs capture the spirit of that 30-year-old session with new, adventuresome playing and vigor.

Baptiste Herbin - Interferences (2016) {Just Looking}

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Baptiste Herbin - Interferences (2016) {Just Looking}

Baptiste Herbin - Interferences (2016) {Just Looking}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 481MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

"Après « Brother Stoon », « Interférences » le deuxième album en leader de Baptiste Herbin qui paraît chez Just Looking, confirme son exceptionnel talent. Le son de son alto a encore pris de l’ampleur, de la profondeur. Son phrasé, plus limpide s’il en était besoin, vous embarque irrésistiblement dans une histoire passionnante à chacun des quatorze morceaux. Du moderne Pour la mie, au vertigineux neobop Parker 51 de Jimmy Raney, de la belle ballade Malala au soprano au Ask Me Now de Thelonious Monk, en passant par l’incursion free de Interférences, Baptiste Herbin nous prend fermement par la main et nous emmène dans sa vision du jazz et au-delà…

Stomu Yamashta - Raindog (1975) {Esoteric}

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Stomu Yamashta - Raindog (1975) {Esoteric}

Stomu Yamashta - Raindog (1975) {Esoteric}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Stomu Yamashta was closely connected to the acting world, composing music for the Parisian Red Buddha Theater group, pieces which were transformed into his debut Red Buddha album, and for cinema – his soundtrack for the film One on One was recorded and released as his band East Wind's second album. Raindog, the band's follow-up, began life as a multimedia event held at London's Roundhouse in 1975, featuring the Red Buddha players as well as a number of British actors. Yamashta had recently expanded East Wind's lineup with the addition of two British vocalists – Murray Head and Maxine Nightingale, fresh from West End success in Jesus Christ Superstar.