Yo-Yo Ma - Japanese Melodies (1984) {Sony} [SACD Redbook Layer]

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Yo-Yo Ma - Japanese Melodies (1984) {Sony} [SACD Redbook Layer]

Yo-Yo Ma - Japanese Melodies (1984) {Sony}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 220MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, World

Multiple Grammy-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma has a celebrity status and appeal that stretch far beyond fans of classical music. His success is due to a willingness to try new things, a genuine wish to share what he enjoys, plus a mastery of his instrument that comes through regardless of the musical style.

Eberhard Weber - Silent Feet (1978) {ECM 1107}

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Eberhard Weber - Silent Feet (1978) {ECM 1107}

Eberhard Weber - Silent Feet (1978) {ECM 1107}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 198MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

ECM was producing ambient long before the word was in practice. This may be one of Weber's best, especially "Seriously Deep" which is brilliant. This is a true masterpiece and the long track, 'Seriously Deep', needs to be listen very carefully; a sublime moment, according to me, is when Mariano starts to play his solo…. pure beauty.

Chick Corea Elektric Band - To The Stars (2004) {Stretch}

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Chick Corea Elektric Band - To The Stars (2004) {Stretch}

Chick Corea Elektric Band - To The Stars (2004) {Stretch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 400dpi | 467MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

To the Stars is an album by American jazz fusion group the Chick Corea Elektric Band, released on August 24, 2004 by Stretch Records. Jazz musician Chick Corea, a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, was inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction 1954 novel To the Stars. Hubbard's book tells the story of an interstellar crew which experiences the effects of time dilation due to traveling at near light speed. A few days experienced by the ship's crew could amount to hundreds of years for their friends and family back on Earth.

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner - (1990) {Atlantic}

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Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner - (1990) {Atlantic}

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner - (1990) {Atlantic}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This odd anthology from Atlantic reissues selections from trio dates recorded during the 1960s by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, along with otherwise unobtainable early recordings by McCoy Tyner. Jarrett is joined by Charlie Haden and Paul Motian on two originals, both of which show the obvious influence of Bill Evans. Chick Corea is accompanied by Steve Swallow (on acoustic bass rather than the electric bass he switched to a short time later) and Joe Chambers. The pianist's "Tones for Joan's Bones" is swinging, but not nearly as driving as his works in the decades to follow, while his reworking of the show tune "This Is New" features Joe Farrell and Woody Shaw; both tracks also show the influence of Bill Evans.

Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}

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Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}

Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 93MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

As he delved deeper into commercial soul-jazz and jazz-funk, Lou Donaldson became better at it. While lacking the bite of his hard bop improvisations or the hard-swinging funk of Alligator Bogaloo, Midnight Creeper succeeds where its predecessor, Mr. Shing-A-Ling failed: it offers a thoroughly enjoyable set of grooving, funky soul-jazz. The five songs – including two originals by Donaldson and one each by Lonnie Smith (who also plays organ on the record), Teddy Vann, and Harold Ousley – aren't particularly distinguished, but the vibe is important, not the material. And the band – Donaldson, Smith, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, guitarist George Benson, and drummer Leo Morris – strikes the right note, turning in a fluid, friendly collection of bluesy funk vamps. Donaldson could frequently sound stilted on his commercial soul-jazz dates, but that's not the case with Midnight Creeper.

Lee Ritenour - Gentle Thoughts (1977) {JVC}

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Lee Ritenour - Gentle Thoughts (1977) {JVC}

Lee Ritenour - Gentle Thoughts (1977) {JVC}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 243MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 94MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Between the popular Captain Fingers and his follow-up Rio, crossover guitarist Lee Ritenour recorded a trio of sets for the Japanese JVC label; each of the three have since been reissued on CD. This date matches Ritenour with his pickup group of the time, which was called "the Gentle Thoughts." The lineup is impressive (including Ernie Watts on tenor, soprano and flute, both Patrice Rushen and Dave Grusin on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Harvey Mason and percussionist Steve Forman), but the music is typically lightweight. Rit's fans will be interested to hear a different version of "Captain Fingers" and the guitarist's interpretation of "Feel Like Makin' Love" and Herbie Hancock's "Gentle Thoughts," but most of the playing is best served by being used as moderately funky background music.

Jeff Lorber - Worth Waiting For (1993) {Verve}

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Jeff Lorber - Worth Waiting For (1993) {Verve}

Jeff Lorber - Worth Waiting For (1993) {Verve}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 369MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

After a seven year layoff, feisty veteran funkmaster Lorber steps out from the producer's chair with a fun filled all star project. The keyboardist, best known for his fusion years, has been far from idle during that time, producing for pop jazz sax gods Kenny G and Eric Marienthal, and mixing for U2 and Paula Abdul. His latest lives up to its title…though not resoundingly so. As he did with Marienthal's brilliant Oasis, Lorber divides his keyboard time between punchy, soulful rhythms and mellifluous textures that pour on the romance. Easygoing exercises like "Yellowstone" and the Latin tinged "Punta Del Soul" inspire a cool charm, but it's danceable cookers like "High Wire" and "Jazzery" that keep the disc spiraling

Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}

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Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}

Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 676MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 170MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, OST

PLAYING LECUONA is a musical journey through the works and living spaces of Ernesto Lecuona, the internationally acclaimed pianist and piano composer from Latin America. Serving as guides through Lecuona’s music are the three most gifted Latin Jazz pianists in the world: Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Valdes fuses Latin Jazz together with Afro-Cuban rhythms in Lecuona’s native Havana; Camilo recreates elegant aural soundscapes in New York and the Canary Islands; and Rebalcaba fuses Jazz and Flamenco in Seville, the heart of Andalusia-Spain and a source of great inspiration to Lecuona. Together, these three musicians provide a rich portrait of Lecuona’s music and its influence.

Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}

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Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}

Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 429MB + 3% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Habbick is a Turkish Jazz Fusion group.

Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}

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Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}

Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 89MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Orchestra Luna's guitarist Randy Roos released his first solo album on Boston legend Bruce Patch's Spoonfed records, a label which would issue discs by Third Rail produced by Ric Ocasek, Reddy Teddy, the Remains, J.T.S. Flying, and others. "Stew" is a song that has some great wailing guitar behind percussion and rhythms, the early playing of this virtuoso falling somewhere between Pat Metheny and Steve Vai. The plethora of instruments utilized by the guitarist expose the talents he brought to Rick Berlin's quirky early work on Epic, the bold and highly experimental Orchestra Luna disc. All those avant-garde notions are stripped away for a smooth and precise coloring of original tunes and collaborations which range from three and a half minutes to nearly eight minutes in length.

Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}

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Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}

Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 226 MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

Earl Klugh has made many good albums, but for me Heart String has such a warm, intimate feeling to it… every song touches your heart in a different way. It will always be my favorite !!!

Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)

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Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)

Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Reissued from the original 1989 recording, Segments features three of the finest modern jazz musicians: pianist Geri Allen, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Paul Motian. Segments CD music At the time, the trio performed and recorded frequently, and the collaborative energy they shared is palpable on this album. Along with original pieces, they perform smart, unique versions of Ornette Coleman's "Law Years," Charlie Parker's "Marmaduke," and "Segment," along with the standards "I'm All Smiles" and "You'll Never Know. "

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}

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Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 401MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 181MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Considering Ponty's most recent work, rife with world or Afrocentric mishmashes or even further back mired in dense, overwashed electronic synth muck, this recording is not only a welcome change of pace, but a return to the great music that made Ponty an important figure in contemporary music. This one is recommended with no hesitation, and is the brilliant violinist's best effort in nearly 30 years.

Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}

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Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}

Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The Yellowjackets' first release for GRP, Greenhouse, is a real gas. The disc starts innocently enough with "Freedomland," the kind of smart smooth jazz song that marked The Spin. It's on the following "Greenhouse" that listeners glimpse a change in the air: Strings (!) set the stage for dreamy, exotic jazz that melts in your mind, music that goes well beyond similar experiments on earlier Yellowjackets sessions. From this point on, the band travels back in time: Russell Ferrante's piano, the understated rhythm section, and Bob Mintzer's saxophones (Marc Russo had left, though Mintzer wasn't an "official" member yet) smoke with the fire of cool jazz.

Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013) {Mack Avenue}

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Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013) {Mack Avenue}

Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 199MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

A Rise In The Road, the Yellowjackets’ second Mack Avenue Records offering, is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored jazz ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons, not to mention the myriad challenges of life itself. Throughout their storied 32-year history, the Yellowjackets have undergone numerous lineup changes, never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment. Felix Pastorius is the newest Yellowjackets member. He is the son of legendary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, most known for his affiliation with jazz-fusion contemporaries, Weather Report.