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George Duke - After Hours (1998)

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George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
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© 2004 Palmetto Records | PM 2105
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Hammond B-3 boss Dr. Lonnie Smith ends up on yet another new label with Too Damn Hot!, the follow-up to his thoroughly enjoyable – if curious – Boogaloo to Beck outing from 2003. This studio set places the organist in the company of two fine guitarists – Peter Bernstein (lead) and Rodney Jones (rhythm), and alternating drummers Greg Hutchinson and Fukushi Tainaka. The two-guitar format is lovely in that it presents a wide array of colors and harmonic textures to the proceedings.

Iconili - Quintais (2019) {YB Music YB2019}

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Iconili - Quintais (2019) {YB Music YB2019}

Iconili - Quintais (2019) {YB Music YB2019}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2019 YB Music | YB2019
Jazz Funk / Psychedelic / Soul / Afrobeat / World Music / Brazilian

"Quintais" is definitely the most expansive and striking album in the 12-year career of mining group Iconili. The work is the first to record the arrival of singer Josi Lopes and percussionist Chaya Vazquez. Created in an immersion in the small district of André do Mato Dentro, in Santa Bárbara, in the Serra da Gandarela region, in the interior of Mines - contemplates the band's trajectory, playing unpretentiously in their initial progressive rock, reinventing the afrobeat that emerged in the following works, but, above all, multiplying the group's tracks in plural sounds.

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

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Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
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© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Mango Sunrise (1975) [Japanese Reissue 2013]

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John Lee & Gerry Brown - Mango Sunrise (1975) [Japanese Reissue 2013]

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Mango Sunrise (1975) [Japanese Reissue 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Neo-Bop | Label: Blue Note/EMI Music Japan | # TOCJ-50576 | 00:39:23

John Lee and Gerry Brown's Blue Note debut pairs the duo with producer Skip Drinkwater, who strips their fusion approach to its bare essentials to create a moody, deeply funky sound that smolders with intensity. Bolstered by session aces spanning from Motown studio great Wah Wah Watson to Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine, Mango Sunrise burns as slow and steady as a stick of dynamite – while Drinkwater's production is undeniably slick, it also eliminates the superfluous sounds and technical wankery that undermine so much of Lee and Brown's subsequent output.

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

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Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27462 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Flute

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The beat goes on, and Herbie Mann gets plenty darn groovy – serving up these short, soulful tunes that really pack a sweet little punch – thanks in part to some excellent work on vibes by the young Roy Ayers! Ayers' rings out next to Herbie's flute in a very cool way – almost Latin, but a bit groovier overall, with some echoes of bossa and 60s soundtrack jazz – all mixed with deeper soul currents that are very much in the best 60s jazz spirit of Atlantic Records! Jimmy Wisner handles the arrangements, and also plays some mean piano. Titles include Dave Pike's "Dream Garden", which was arranged by Pike himself – plus Herbie Mann's "West African High Life", and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho" – as well as the cuts "No Matter What Shape", "More Rice Than Peas, Please", "Soul Montuno", and "The Beat Goes On".

George Benson - Body Talk (1973)

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George Benson - Body Talk (1973)

George Benson - Body Talk (1973)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (ZK 45222)

With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts - James Brown in particular - Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release. Indeed the JB's Pee Wee Ellis turns up as a big band arranger on three tracks, and he no doubt had a direct influence on the distinct JB groove of one of the non-big-band tunes, "Dance." It should come as no surprise by now that this formidable guitarist has no problem handling any kind of groove, although the mixed rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, electric pianist Harold Mabern, and percussionist Mobutu sometimes sends mixed messages. Earl Klugh has a few tasty moments on his own, and there are some reconnaissance flights back to the jazz side of George, which he handles with his usual confident aplomb.

Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)

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Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)

Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | 01:21:20
Jazz-Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Strut Records, !K7 Music

Strut present the first definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen, covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra / Asylum from 1978 to 1984.

Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}

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Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}

Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
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© 1971, 2014 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90337
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Organ Hammond B-3

A monster – and one of the best jazz funk albums ever on Prestige! Rusty Bryant blows his top off on this one – taking his tenor stylings out of the more staid R&B mode of earlier years, working with some younger heavy funk jazz players to craft a brilliant album of long searing tunes that's forever been one of the must-haves of the early 70s jazz funk scene! Idris Muhammad's on drums, Wilbert Longmire's on guitar, and the organ work is split between Leon Spencer and Bill Mason, both monstrously great talents, with a propensity for open-stopped hard-wailing playing! Titles include "Fire Eater", "The Hooker", "Mister S", and "Free At Last".

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

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Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige–BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}
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© 1966-67, 1998 Prestige / Fantasy / BGP Records | CDBGPD 122
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

As Freddie Roach's Blue Note career progressed, his work increasingly celebrated contemporary black culture, and accordingly developed a greater interest in funky, jukebox-ready grooves, a stylistic departure from his initial melodic finesse. Roach took both interests with him to Prestige, as demonstrated on The Soul Book/Mocha Motion, a U.K.-only two-fer compiling his first two albums for the label. Roach definitely brings the hard funk on parts of The Soul Book, but there's a laid-back, even meditative quality to others, which is surprising since his liner notes seem to suggest a concept album about the urban grit of Harlem.

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}

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Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}
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© 1974, 2013 CTI Records / King Records Japan | KICJ-2349
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz

Reissue features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the latest remastering. Exposing a jazz purist to most recordings involving Fonce and Larry Mizell is much like shoving a vampire into daylight. Gambler's Life, the first of two Johnny "Hammond" Smith albums featuring the brothers' ambitious handiwork, isn't an exception. Watch a purist seek shelter in his dank cave whenever this album is within earshot. Smith switches to Fender Rhodes for most of the material, and the Mizells bring their ARPs, spirited if unpolished group vocal arrangements, wah-wah guitars, and soaring instrumental arrangements made to shine on the dancefloor. Strong throughout, the album runs as efficiently and as sweetly as any other groove-heavy album of its time.

Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)

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Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)

Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 186 MB | Tracks: 8 | 39:32 min
Style: Jazz, Funk | Label: Common Good Records

The role of art, at it’s most brave and brazen, has always been to provide unflinching reflections of reality. Music, the purest of all art forms, has the ability to crystallize moments and make history tangible. We’re living in the midst of current and historical pain, each new individual moment of destruction and despair opens deep wounds.

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

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War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:47 | 268,66 Mb
Label: Avenue Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 72288 | Released: 1996-07-17 (1983)

"Life (is So Strange)" is an album by War, released on RCA Victor Records in 1983. It marked the end of a continuous string of albums by the group from 1970, and they would not record another album until a decade later. The band's lineup is not stated on the cover, but composer credits suggest they had been reduced from eight members (on the previous album) to five. The pop art cover references concerns about nuclear war in Los Angeles, the group's home.

The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)

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The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)

The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 315.86 Mb | 49:23 | Covers
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Unique Records - UNIQ181-0

Following their successful album releases ‘Up ‘n Out’ (2006) and ´Blow!´ (2008) which received rave reviews from DJs, press and audiences all over the world, the Jazzinvaders are now ready for their next ride. ‘3’ features some extraordinary guest appearances. The Dutch singer Brian Zalmijn sings on a couple of songs and the well respected Dutch guitar player Anton Goudsmith (of the New Cool Collective) contributes on two tracks.