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George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}

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George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}

George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Deja Vu is 2010's bookend to 2008's Dukey Treats. That record explored George Duke's funk roots and channeled everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to P-Funk, artists who inspired his own successful run of funk outings. Deja Vu revisits Duke's love of electric funky jazz. Here he recalls some of the production and musical techniques he employed in the '70s. Along with playing a load of synths (mono and analog), Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, clavinet, acoustic piano, and even miniMoog bass are in abundance, too. The production is pure retro; compared to the contemporary jazz recordings of the 21st century, Deja Vu sounds almost organic.

George Duke - Original Album Classics [5CDs] (2010) {Sony}

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George Duke - Original Album Classics [5CDs] (2010) {Sony}

George Duke - Original Album Classics [5CDs] (2010) {Sony}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.58GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

The Sony/BMG Original Album Classics series brings together 5 CD's of rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Rock catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five vinyl replica mini LP sleeves. This 5 CD collection of original releases featuring George Duke includes the albums From Me To You, Reach For It, Don't Let Go, Follow The Rainbow, and A Brazilian Love Affair.

John Kaizan Neptune with Arakawa Band - Bamboo (1980) [K2HD mastering, Reissue 2007]

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John Kaizan Neptune with Arakawa Band - Bamboo (1980) [K2HD mastering, Reissue 2007]

John Kaizan Neptune with Arakawa Band - Bamboo (1980) [K2HD mastering, Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: First Impression Music (LIM K2HD 030)

Containing music written for and performed by the flute-like music instrument widely known in the Japan and the Asia Pacific Region as the Shakuhachi, this album is a brilliant demonstration of the amazing work of Shakuhachi Master John Kaizan Neptune. When originally released in Hong Kong this album received many awards including Best Recording of the Year. Includes several pieces of music written by John Kaizan Neptune and several well-known Shakuhachi standards. Remastered by FIM using the new K2 HD process, this album is a wonderful return to the form of music that was widely performed for hundreds of years in the Pacific Rim. K2 HD Mastering enhances the sound spectrum to a bandwidth of 100kHz and 24-bit resolution, while retaining all the charm of the original recording.

George Duke - Original Album Series (1992-2000) [5CDs] {Warner}

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George Duke - Original Album Series (1992-2000) [5CDs] {Warner}

George Duke - Original Album Series (1992-2000) [5CDs] {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 2.03GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 814MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Soul

Rhino repackaged and re-released five George Duke LPs on Warner Bros. – Snapshot, Illusions, Is Love Enough?, After Hours, and Cool – as a slipcased box set. It's not a bad way to acquire the albums if you don't already own them, but isn't recommended for the casual fan.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Renaissance Man (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

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Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Renaissance Man (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Renaissance Man (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 331 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock / Jazz-Funk / Free Funk / Fusion
Gramavision / Canyon Records, Inc. #D32Y0015

Jamaaladeen Tacuma's second free funk effort for Gramavision is almost the equal of his first (Show Stopper). Once again the first four songs feature his regular band (a quintet with guitarist Rick Iannacone and altoist James Watkins) while the second half of the program showcases his electric bass in diverse groups. "Dancing in Your Head" has some of the members of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time (including the innovative altoist); Tacuma often played with Ornette during this period. The lengthy "The Battle of Images" features Tacuma with the Ebony String Quartet and a percussionist, "There He Stood" has the leader joined by percussionists and a poet.

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

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Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1982, 2013 Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27456 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at Budokan, Tokyo, September 1st 1982, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, September 4th 1982, Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, September 5th 1982. I almost rated this recording a 4 because of the 20+ year old recording technology. But then I listened more seriously and was truly taken back with the fun roller coaster ride that Jaco and his 20 piece band took me on. With players like Don Alias on Percussion, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, Peter Erskine playing smoking drums and too many other heavyweights to mention I was taken to a really good place. From Jaco's incredible playing to Erskine, Brecker, french horns, tuba etc. this album goes where very few go even today. All I can say is buy it and hold on to your seat!

Ray Russell - Why Not Now (1988)

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Ray Russell - Why Not Now (1988)

Ray Russell - Why Not Now (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 214 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion / Space Rock / Electronic / Ambient / New Age
Theta / Polygram International Music B.V. #834 107-2

Why Not Now is an album by British jazz guitarist Ray Russell. Recorded in 1987 and originally released on the tiny Theta label under the name Childscape, Why Not Now is a unique blend of progressive jazz and space rock that manages to escape the clichés of new age music (despite the presence of some extremely dated synthesizer sounds) in favor of a calm, hallucinatory stillness that owes much to Gil Evans' '50s charts for Miles Davis. Evans, in fact, appears on the album, playing electric piano on his own composition, "The Pan Piper," and serving as the subject of the lovely closer "Sketches of Gil," completed shortly before the master arranger's death.

Nowomowa (Phil Manzanera) - The Wasted Lands (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}

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Nowomowa (Phil Manzanera) - The Wasted Lands (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}

Nowomowa (Phil Manzanera) - The Wasted Lands (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 422 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Ambient / Fusion / Soundtrack
Coda Records / Pony Canyon Inc. #D25Y0276

Borrowing a page from his old colleague Brian Eno's catalog, Manzanera delved into the ambient music scene with this release, and he did very well. This is an excellent album full of layered sounds and relaxing melodies. Manzanera teamed up with Paul Williams and Andy Grossart, formed a short-lived band by the name of Nowomowa, and recorded this one CD. It is interesting to note that all of the songs were recorded live off of the floor, with no overdubs. This is quite an achievement given the genre of music. But it does add an element of edge to the music. Compiled from the soundtrack from the film of the same name, Manzanera was able to put together a more complete picture of this music when he reissued it on CD in 1999, and he shifted the artist credit to himself, as opposed to releasing it as the band name. Commercially speaking, this was a wise move. Manzanera fans will enjoy this, as well as fans of ambient music.

George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}

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George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}

George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 541 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977-84, 2013 Wounded Bird Records / Heads Up / Epic | WOU 7001
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk

A dream of a set – at least to our Brazilian-loving ears – a special package that brings together all the best Brazilian-flavored cuts from George Duke's late 70s run on Epic Records! The package is filled with wonderfully sunny grooves throughout – tunes that sparkle and soar with mighty nice rhythms – topped with loads of keyboards from George, and vocals that often have a scatting, breezy style that's plenty sweet – American soul influenced by Brazilian grooves, in a sound that's a bit like the feel of Earth Wind & Fire's "Brazilian Rhyme".

Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}

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Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}

Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (1973) {RCA Victor}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 239MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion

In 1973, Argentinean saxophonist Gato Barbieri contemplated a move to a more commercially viable, accessible sound, one that appealed to both North and South American audiences. He moved from the jazz vanguard toward it's exotic center (and finally into the commercial world altogether) with a number of records, including this one, which explored the various rhythms, melodies, and textures of Afro-Cuban and Latin American sounds. Bolivia features Barbieri immediately prior to his Impulse recordings that resulted in the celebrated four-chapter Latin America series.

Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}

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Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}

Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) {A&M}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 322MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk

While it's true that the first chapter in Gato Barbieri's musical life – at least on records – had been that of an explorer, from his vanguard outings on ESP with Don Cherry and Dollar Brand to his showcasing the music of his native Latin America on Impulse, Fania, and Flying Dutchman as it intersected with modern jazz, it is the third chapter that concerns this release. Barbieri became deeply interested in commercial music and its possibilities for Latin jazz and the funk and salsa scenes in the early and mid-'70s.

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}

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Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

The Sanskrit word tīrtha (THEER-tha) literally means a ford, or a shallow place in a river that can be easily crossed over. Within a spiritual context, tirtha denotes a holy place near a body of water - somewhere where everyday struggles fall away, and where one passes easily into a deeper and more profound state of being. Aptly, Tirtha is now also the name of a phenomenal trio featuring three powerhouse musicians who at once honor and traverse the streams of tradition. It is also the name of their exciting new album on ACT. Individually, Indian-American pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, Chennai (formerly Madras)-born guitarist-composer Prasanna, and Hyderabad native and tabla player Nitin Mitta are already highly accomplished artists who shift easily among multiple musical languages.

David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 247 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6341
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Fusion / Saxophone / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and wraps up the rest of the players in the group! Not that the record's one of John's as a leader, because the real driving force here is David Liebman on tenor and soprano sax – but he also seems to let Scofield set the tone at many times – which opens up work from the rest of the players, who include Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Ron McClure on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. This approach makes the record a lot less arch than some of Liebman's other material from the time – and titles include "Reunion", "Moontide", "Move On Some", "Autumn In New York", "If They Only Knew", and "Capitstrano".

Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Gong - Shamal (1976) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Gong - Shamal (1976)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 266 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 95 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.94 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
Virgin, 27.048-1 | Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Between Daevid Allen's departure from the band and Pierre Moerlen's official takeover of the band, there is Shamal. This transitional album contains none of the Allen-inspired psychedelia, but also very little of Moerlen's jazz influence. Shamal is, for the most part, a progressive rock album, half vocal, half instrumental. Its most accessible tune, the opening "Wingful of Eyes," had the potential for airplay if only it hadn't been so lengthy…

Bill Bruford - The Sound Of Surprise (2001) {Summerfold}

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Bill Bruford - The Sound Of Surprise (2001) {Summerfold}

Bill Bruford - The Sound Of Surprise (2001) {Summerfold}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

In past incarnations of Bill Bruford's Earthworks, music often centered around the drummer's electronic sound sculptures using digital triggers and chordal drums. The approach yielded fine results, but Bruford up and changed everything when in 1995 he christened a new Earthworks. Ditching the technology in favor of a traditional jazz kit, his music began reaching back to cool, hard bop, and old-school fusion. In addition to now playing his kit in an unorthodox arrangement, Bruford moved the emphasis from nifty electronics to the kinetic energy generated by his impressive polyrhythmic work. On "Triplicity" his orchestration boasts a dizzying array of time changes, the tempo kept constant only by the hi-hat. It's an aural exercise (albeit a very enjoyable one) just keeping pace.