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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.

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.

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".

The Soul Mutation - Times are changing (2019)

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The Soul Mutation - Times are changing (2019)

The Soul Mutation - Times are changing (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 369 MB | Tracks: 12 | 56:42 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Funk, Blues | Label: TimeTrack Factory

Martha J. (vocals) and Francesco Chebat (keyboards), along with Francesco Marzetti (drums), have been working together since 2013. Their project the Soul Mutation born from the desire to experiment with new sounds that pool past experiences of each, different musical backgrounds. The Soul Mutation offers full music horseback groove between jazz, funk and blues.

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.

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

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Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Atlantic/Warner | # WPCR-28081 | Time: 00:37:46

In 1978, Herbie Mann came out with two very different LPs. The more improvisatory Brazil: Once Again fulfilled his need to record a serious Brazilian jazz-pop album, while Super Mann is a commercial disco effort that finds Patrick Adams doing most of the producing. The two LPs aren't anything alike – while the instrumental Brazil: Once Again makes extensive use of the flutist's jazz chops, Mann doesn't do any improvising on Super Mann. This album isn't about his virtuosity as a soloist – it's all about the beat and the groove. So naturally, Super Mann was trashed in the jazz press by critics who made the mistake of judging it by jazz standards and wouldn't have known a good disco record from a bad one. Judging Super Mann by disco standards, one hears an LP that is uneven and isn't in a class with Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, or Sister Sledge but has its moments. While "Jisco Dazz" and "Rock Freak" are mechanical, stiff, and forgettable, Mann gets into a nice samba/disco groove on "Etagui" and demands attention with a speeded-up version of the haunting "Body Oil" (which he had previously recorded for 1975's Waterbed).

Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

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Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 532 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCC0-90341
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

One of the greatest albums ever from organist Charles Earland – a double-length set that's filled with spiritual, soaring grooves! The style here is a perfect blend of the rougher soul jazz of Earland's roots with some of the spacier styles of his later recordings – served up in a sound that's majestic and powerful, almost with an indie soul jazz sort of vibe overall! There's an immediate urgency to most numbers that's totally undeniable – a lesson learned from the electric experiments of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, but fused down into a core essence – then let loose on a soaring journey to the heavens.

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

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Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 312 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81100
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Crossover Jazz / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack!

Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}

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Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}

Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 58 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 GroundUP Music | 0602547939807
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar

Charlie Hunter's Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth is not only his first recording for a major label in nine years, but his first with a larger-than-trio-sized band since 2003. His personnel include drummer Bobby Previte, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes (who both played on 2015's Let the Bells Ring On and 2003's Right Now Move), and cornetist Kirk Knuffke. The album's title paraphrases a quote by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. It's a metaphorical reference to the contrast between an envisioned plan for living and the reality that transpires later.

George Benson - Original Album Series (2009) Re-up

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George Benson - Original Album Series (2009) Re-up

George Benson - Original Album Series (2009)
EAC | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Warner Bros./Rhino Records, 8122 79836 5 | ~ 556 Mb | Scans(png) -> 268 Mb
Jazz-funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

This particular Original Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark…

Herbie Hancock - Sunlight (1978) {2009 Columbia Japan Blu-spec DSD Remaster}

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Herbie Hancock - Sunlight (1978) {2009 Columbia Japan Blu-spec DSD Remaster}

Herbie Hancock - Sunlight (1978) {2009 Columbia Japan Blu-spec DSD Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2009 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 20206 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk

After Man-Child, alas, Herbie Hancock's American jazz-funk records in the 1970s grew gradually more commercial, less stimulating, and crucially, less truly funky with each release, even as his equipment rack grew larger. Just take a look at the staggering collection of keyboards on the back cover of the Sunlight LP – all sought-after collectors' items now – yet Hancock makes so little use of their possibilities here. For much of the album, he seems most interested in establishing a new career as an electronic vocalist.

Mangroove - Svijet za nas (2009)

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Mangroove - Svijet za nas (2009)

Mangroove - Svijet za nas (2009)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 297.22 Mb | 44:28 | Covers
Jazz-Pop, Funk | Country: Croatia | Label: IDM Music

Mangroove su Željka Veverec i Toni Starešinić, kreativni tandem koji se sa trećim albumom „Sami“ objavljenim krajem 2015 potvrdio na sceni kao jedan od najkvalitetnjih pop sastava. Glazbenu kvalitetu Mangroovea još su u njegovim ranim početcima prepoznali i HGU i Društvo Hrvatskih Skladatelja dodijelivši mu 2006. godine prvu nagradu na glazbenom Talent festivalu. Sa producentom Samirom Kadribašićem (Jinx, Headoneast) snimili su dva albuma, prvijenac „Svijet za nas“ (2009.) i njegov nastavak „Put na mjesec“(2012.) koji im je osim odličnih kritika osigurao i prvu Porinovsku nominaciju za najbolji album klupske glazbe. Isti su uspjeh ponovio je i treći album „Sami“ kojeg su snimili u suradnji sa poznatim producentom Zvonimirom Dusperom (Mayales, Cubismo, Eddy & Dus). Album je iznjedrio i hit pjesmu „Pokušaj“ s kojom su na scenu vratili legendarnog Dadu Topića.

Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband - Rocks (2019)

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Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband - Rocks (2019)

Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband - Rocks (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 427 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | Artowrk included | 01:03:17
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Big Band | Label: Jazzline Records

Randy Brecker has been at the forefront of jazz since the late 1960s. His debut album as leader way back in 1969 was Score (Solid State). In addition to numerous albums under his own name he's also recorded with George Benson, Duke Pearson, Dreams and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House, to name just a few. But perhaps he is best known for the albums he produced with his younger brother, the late Michael Brecker as The Brecker Brothers. Lest people forget what a significant force of nature the BBs were, Stuart Nicholson in his book Jazz-Rock: A History, described the Breckers' horn lines as becoming "the model for countless fusion bands in the 1980s and 1990s."