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David Murray - Creole (1998)

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David Murray - Creole (1998)

David Murray - Creole (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 424 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Justin Time Records (JUST 115-2)

Creole, Murray's latest and his second for the Canadian Justin Time label, is a pure joy. It's a high mark in a career sparkling with exceptions and boundary pushing. Recorded in Guadeloupe in early 1998, Creole is a fiery, imaginative musical coalition of Murray's long-time American compatriots, James Newton (flute), D.D. Jackson (piano); Ray Drummond (bass) and Billy Hart (drums) and a group of Caribbean percussionists, vocalists and the outstanding guitar of Gérard Lockel. The near-perfect blend is accomplished with an emphasis on rhythm, something Murray has explored on a part-time basis since at least 1989's Golden Sea (Sound Aspects), with Kahil El'Zabar. Creole is full of surprises - and offers much that's inviting, exciting and worth hearing again… Creole is one of Murray's most accessible recordings to date, one of the easiest to find and one that is superlative among his many 1990s recordings.

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 08:41:14
DVD5 | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 01:26:12 | ~ 3.6 Gb
Guitar Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Pop/Rock | Scans included

Playing sideman to Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Gato Barbieri, the Neville Brothers, and many others introduced guitarist/vocalist Steve Oliver to smooth jazz fans, but it was with Steve Reid's band that Oliver found a following. It was 1996 when Reid contacted Oliver at the last minute to fill in for a canceled opening act. Oliver hit the stage as a solo act and Reid was impressed with the guitarist's vocalese skills and summery sound. Oliver had come to vocalese not through King Pleasure or Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, but through Bobby McFerrin and Pat Metheny's work with Richard Bona and David Blamires, who sang along with guitar solos. Being a fan of the earthy Metheny sound, Reid hired Oliver after the gig and featured him in his touring band. Reid's Mysteries and Passion in Paradise albums featured Oliver not only as guitarist but songwriter as well. Oliver struck out on his own in 1999 with his debut, First View, released by Night Vision. The album spawned three hit singles on smooth jazz radio and earned the guitarist a Debut Artist of the Year award from Smooth Jazz News.

Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}

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Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}

Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 173 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 ECM Records | ECM 2421 / 471 9555
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Guitar Jazz

Guitarist Ben Monder first recorded for ECM as a member of the Paul Motian Band on “Garden of Eden” in 2004, and Amorphae was originally conceived as a series of duets for Ben and Paul. A first exploratory duo session was recorded in 2010. After Motian’s death the following year it was decided to expand and complete the project with another highly influential and innovative drummer, Andrew Cyrille, adding also Pete Rende on synthesizer on two pieces.

George Duke, Alphonse Mouzon, Return To Forever & others - Jazz Rock [Recorded 1968-1992] (2008) (Repost)

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George Duke, Alphonse Mouzon, Return To Forever & others - Jazz Rock [Recorded 1968-1992] (2008) (Repost)

George Duke, Alphonse Mouzon, Return To Forever & others - Jazz Rock [Recorded 1968-1992] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 531 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 205 MB | Covers (20 MB) included
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5307294)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}

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Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}

Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) {ECM 2364}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2364
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Fusion / Modern Creative / Bass

The great Czech bassist returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he co-founded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. It’s the improvisational freedom of the early Weather Report that most interests Vitous, and he abides by their old rallying call “everyone solos and no one solos”. Well-known Report repertoire re-explored includes “Birdland”, “Seventh Arrow”, “Scarlet Woman”, “Pinocchio” and “Morning Lake” and Miroslav’s group also plays “Acrobat’s Issues” a piece which the first Weather Report line-up played but didn’t record.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, Fusion, Synthpop | Label: Denon | # DC-8586 | Time: 00:51:06

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Kazumi Watanabe early session works. Compilation of tracks from the albums "Thousand Knives" (1978), "Kylyn" (1979), "Kylyn Live" (1979) and the track "Tokyo Joe" which appeared on a various artists anthology "Tokyo-Paris-London-New York, Dancing Night" (1982, track recorded 1979).

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny - From This Place (2020) {Nonesuch}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 421MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 175MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The new record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→). Expanding on the strength of his touring quartet with pianist Gwilym Simcock, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Antonio Sanchez on From This Place, guitar master Pat Metheny adds the lush yet never overpowering sound of the Hollywood Studio Symphony led by Joel McNeely, as well as Luis Conte on additional percussion.

Pericopes+1 - Legacy (2017)

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Pericopes+1 - Legacy (2017)

Pericopes+1 - Legacy (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | 00:52:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz | Auand #AU9067

Just over two years after releasing their debut trio album,​These Human Beings (AlfaMusic), Pericopes 1 return with an inventive and compelling sophomore release,​ Legacy​.Throughout 2015-16,​These Human Beings ​earned Pericopes 1 attention from jazz greats and international media alike. Dave Liebman described the album as “wonderful music with a very diverse repertoire, played flawlessly,” and Downbeat Magazine praised them as “exhibiting power and intention, a good indication for this young group.” The album opened doors to new international stages ​​and ​​resulted ​​in ​​five ​​tours ​​throughout​​ Europe,​​ the​​ UK​​ and​​ USA. Legacy ​finds Pericopes 1 embracing a new musical palette inspired by alternative and popular culture of the past several decades: dynamic grooves, rhythmic focus, Rhodes and electronic effects enhance clever compositional devices without distorting Pericopes 1’s acoustic sensibilities.

Ginger Baker - Middle Passage (1990) {Axiom 539 864-2}

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Ginger Baker - Middle Passage (1990) {Axiom 539 864-2}

Ginger Baker - Middle Passage (1990) {Axiom 539 864-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Axiom / Island Records | 539 864-2
Rock / Art Rock / Ethnic Fusion / Jazz / Drums

Awesome mixture of exotic acoustic and electric elements, rhythms and tonalities. Ginger Baker is a world traveler and this has heavy leanings to African themes but Bill Laswell's production brings it out of the village into the studio, but just barely. The drumming and percussion throughout the album goes beyond the boundries of both rock and world music. Bass duties are handled by Laswell and Jah Wobble, often both on the same track. Exotic guitars played by tonemaster Nicky Skopeltis. No vocals, no need for them here.In fact I've played this recording since it first came out (circa 1989) but not until writing this review now did the abscence of vocals even dawn on me.

Orchestra Exotica - Plays Martin Denny (2017) [2CD Limited Edition]

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Orchestra Exotica - Plays Martin Denny (2017) [2CD Limited Edition]

Orchestra Exotica - Plays Martin Denny (2017) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 764 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 285 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Off Records (OPV 012)

For the kids (6+) & family play MaiTé, the girl and the bird, Bruno Vansina was inspired by the famous exotica of Martin Denny and Les Baxter. His compositions, rearranged by colleague Pierre Vervloesem, remained true to the originals, but have a very contemporary feel to them as well, and soon started to lead a life on their own. This resulted in a new band - the 7-piece Orchestra Exotica - that performs the playful and multicolored music of Denny and Baxter with a healthy dose of humor, cunning craft and an infectious drive.

Facemeat - Questions For Men (2015)

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Facemeat - Questions For Men (2015)

Facemeat - Questions For Men (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 421 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Scans Included | 01:02:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Prog, Art Rock, RIO, Experimental | Self Release

Conceived in late 2013 and inspired by the likes of John Zorn and Frank Zappa, Sydney-based 7-piece Facemeat is abrasive, uncompromising, and unsettling. Rooted somewhere near the transgressive art tradition, its upcoming album “Questions For Men” deals with the more abject elements of modern masculinity, such as violence, jealousy, anxiety and rage. Facemeat weaves tales of the most abject facets of love and lust, angst and ennui over restless rhythms and through sickly harmonies. The music engages and unsettles, whilst its vocal lurches between soft, calming crooning and feverish, manic ranting. A typical Facemeat experience begins with a feeling of unease, is then yanked down to a dank, desperate place before being launched home towards triumph and elation.

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 502MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The Way Up is the Pat Metheny Group's debut offering for Nonesuch Records. Comprised of a single, sprawling, 68-minute composition by Metheny and Lyle Mays divided into four sections on CD it is an unprecedented new direction for the band. The lineup is the same as on the live Speak of Now from 2003 Metheny and Mays on keyboards, bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Antonio Sanchéz, and trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu. New to the roster is Swiss/American harmonicat Gregoire Maret.

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

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Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Raoul Björkenheim's guitar playing is often described as a force of nature, the conventional traits usually associated with jazz or rock having given way to a more visceral, expressionistic approach to creating timbre and velocities. Experimenting with various tunings on 6 and 12 string guitars, Raoul makes full use of the subtleties offered by electronics and the deft touch of his fingers, creating startling textures that imitate everything from birds, opera singers or flutes to heavy industrial machines, string orchestras or butterfly wings. Constantly discovering new sonorities on his guitar, he has created a uniquely personal language which speaks to audiences all over the world through his concerts and recordings. Influenced at first by Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King, Raoul progressed gradually from Frank Zappa to John McLaughlin and John Coltrane, finding great inspiration in the highly charged expression of their music.

Baast - Trident (2020)

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Baast - Trident (2020)

Baast - Trident (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 MB | Tracks: 13 | 41:41 min
Style: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ubiquity Recordings

The third installment of the Baast album series "Trident" sees the band heading into the direction of electronic soundscapes, delving deeper into soundtrack and ambient textures more so than previous albums "Dimension" and "Bazaar". R. Scott Dibble and the inimitable DJ Johnny Basil remain at the helm with a round of uber talented guest artists who've contributed in the past along with some new players, heavy on talent but even more so on the vibe that's captured in the recordings.

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

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George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

"A Brazilian Love Affair" is a labor of love, something I have believed in for a long time but have not had the means to bring to life until now. It is not a pure Brazilian recording bur rather a blend of Brazilian musical concepts with the diverse musical ideas of my mind. For most of the selections, I have intermixed Brazilian artists with American artists to archieve a true fusion of the styles. ~ George Duke