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Grover Washington, Jr. - Discovery: The First Recordings (2001) {Prestige}

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Grover Washington, Jr. - Discovery: The First Recordings (2001) {Prestige}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Discovery: The First Recordings (2001) {Prestige}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 172MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

While it's true that Grover Washington, Jr.'s first album as a leader was the wonderful Inner City Blues album on Creed Taylor's Kudu label, the sessions included here predate it and feature Washington Jr. in the role of sideman to Charles Earland, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Boogaloo Joe Jones, and Leon Spencer Jr.. The nine cuts included here were recorded between September 1970 and August 1971. Most of them are straight-ahead blowing B-3 dates where the emphasis on groove and grit is equal and pervasive. While there isn't a weak track here and Washington's playing is deeper in the register than in his later material, there is one irritating factor about the assemblage of the album.

Grover Washington, Jr. - Come Morning (1981) {Elektra}

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Grover Washington, Jr. - Come Morning (1981) {Elektra}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Come Morning (1981) {Elektra}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul

Grover Washington Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.

Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)

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Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)

Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)
experimental, house, new wave, post-disco | 47:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 248 MB
Label: Brownswood Recordings

The second Hello Skinny album, Watermelon Sun conjures images of the languorous, dreamy escapism its title suggests. Channelling influences including UK jazz, New Jersey house and Chicago footwork, it’s the melodies – played on trombone, tenor sax and the keys – which are the bright-shining, consistent thread throughout. The solo project of esteemed drummer Tom Skinner (whose other recent projects include Sons of Kemet and Owiny Sigoma Band), the album features influential trombone player and composer Peter Zummo (a friend and collaborator of Arthur Russell, who’s recently released new material on Glasgow’s Optimo label).

VA - The Christmas Album 2017 (2017)

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VA - The Christmas Album 2017 (2017)

VA - The Christmas Album 2017 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:43:30 | 237 Mb
Genre: Pop, Jazz / Label: Legacy Recordings

Legacy Recordings Presents The Christmas Album 2017 album 30 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Mariah Carey, Pentatonix, Eartha Kitt, Meghan Trainor, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Boney M. and more.

James Emery - Transformations (2003)

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James Emery - Transformations (2003)

James Emery - Transformations (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 296.91 Mb | 1:05:14 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Between The Lines ‎– BTL 027

This is no doubt a remarkable album, and if not, then at least a wondrous or perhaps curious one. It showcases the rapidly developing skills of guitarist and composer James Emery, whose career has traversed a not altogether straight line from the pure avant-garde of his early years to this highly detailed third stream symphonic work that incorporates a light (though not unserious) touch that defies categorization.

Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)

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Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)

Lars Horntveth - Pooka (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 252.82 Mb | 46:04 | Cover
Future Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: Smalltown Supersound - STS079

As the musical leader of Norwegian ten-piece outfit Jaga Jazzist, Lars Horntveth had, for the last ten years, crafted a truly unique and innovative body of work. Following last year’s The Stix album, the collective’s first for Ninja Tune, and the consecutive extensive tour, Lars Horntveth took some time off to work on his first solo project, now released on the ever excellent Smalltown Supersound.

Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)

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Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)

Erland Dahlen - Rolling Bomber (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 191.06 Mb | 35:47 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: Hubro - CD2512

Rolling Bomber is the solo debut of one of our favourite musicians: drummer Erland Dahlen. He has played on over 130 records since the mid-1990s, and has toured with an impressive list of top-ranking artists in a variety of genres: Kiruna, Mike Patton/Kaada, Ingrid Olava, Eivind Aarset Sonic Codex Orchestra, Mathias Eick, Serena Maneesh, Arve Henriksen, Hanne Hukkelberg and Marit Larsen, to name just a few. He is probably best known as the drummer in the successful band Madrugada for the last years of the band’s life, and as the drummer in Nils Petter Molvær’s explosive new trio.

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

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Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 273.55 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Post Bop | Label: Long Song Records ‎– LSRCD104/2007

Why does it seem that the bands without pianists seem to be producing the best current interpretations of Monk material? Last year we had Ben Riley's gem, and now, (Plays Monk) - this thought provoking beauty - features the unlikely amalgamation of drummer Scott Amendola mixing it up with clarinetist Ben Goldberg and bassist Devin Hoff. Wisely, this trio doesn't try to recreate the sound of Monk's music; more often they take the melodies of these lesser known songs from the Monk canon and take them to the next idiosyncratic step. For instance, Goldberg's mid and lower ranged foray on Reflections perfectly captures the ponderously pensive mood. Amendola and Hoff furtively create a bustled rhythm on Little Rootie Tootie, while Goldberg restrains the melody by playing restrained and held back loopy notes. The tension between these two forces is joyfully palpable. The band is also able to reach the out layers of Monk's cerebellum, as on the wild and wooly Teo and & Four In One. Hoff's bass work on the latter is a roller coaster ride in itself. The idea of taking off road excursions with Monk's vehicle was a smart concept, and these guys do some remarkable ATVing with it.

Turtle Island Quartet - A Love Supreme - The Legacy Of John Coltrane (2007)

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Turtle Island Quartet - A Love Supreme - The Legacy Of John Coltrane (2007)

Turtle Island Quartet - A Love Supreme - The Legacy Of John Coltrane (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 320.56 Mb | 1:04:16 | Cover
Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Telarc ‎– CD-80684

The Turtle Island String Quartet has the chops, the guts, the soul, the spirit, and the taste to take on the musical legacy of John Coltrane – what more could anyone want? One of the great soloists, composers, and bandleaders in jazz history, Coltrane transformed the music of his time through the strength of his personality and his recordings continue to transform the music of all following times. This disc carries on that series of transformation by setting his music in the context of a traditional classical string quartet.

Quentin Angus - In Stride (2017)

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Quentin Angus - In Stride (2017)

Quentin Angus - In Stride (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 247 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 MB | 00:44:39
Jazz | Label: QFTF

Quentin Angus was described by critics as "Lord of the strings"– The Age (Michael Dwyer), "The Future of Jazz Composition"– Paul Williams (ASCAP), and "Exuberant, richly melodic and smartly arranged"– Richard Kamins (Culture Creature), Angus has been leaving audiences in awe around the world with performances in Holland, Belgium, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. This includes appearances at the 'Montreux International Jazz Festival' (Switzerland), 'HOOT International Jazz Festival' (Australia), and 'Jazz Hoeilaart Festival' (Belgium), along with the release of two critically acclaimed albums as a band leader, 'Retrieval Structure' (2011), described as "fresh, sophisticated, vibrant and formidable"– All About Jazz (Edward Blanco), and 'Perception' (2013), described as "A truly special and essential recording".

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations (1976) [Reissue 2008]

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations (1976) [Reissue 2008]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations (1976) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 288 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517654334)

Whenever someone makes the transition from jazz instrumentalist to R&B singer, he/she is bound to be lambasted by jazz purists and denounced as a sellout. Roy Ayers was no exception – like George Benson, George Duke, and Patrice Rushen, Ayers was frequently attacked by jazz's hardcore in the late '70s for turning away from instrumental jazz and making vocal-oriented soul and funk his main focus. But what didn't interest jazz snobs excited R&B lovers, who found a lot to admire about Vibrations and other Ayers albums from that period. This 1976 LP boasted the moody hit "Searching," which has jazz overtones but is essentially an R&B song, and the title track which has become nothing less less than a funky soul classic…

VA - Jazz For A Christmas Day (Jazz Lounge Vintage Cafe) (2017)

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VA - Jazz For A Christmas Day (Jazz Lounge Vintage Cafe) (2017)

VA - Jazz For A Christmas Day (Jazz Lounge Vintage Cafe) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:35:28 | 217 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Lounge, Chillout / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Jazz For A Christmas Day (Jazz Lounge Vintage Cafe) album 25 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Jazz 2 More, Papik, Alessandro Pitoni, Orchestra Volare, Giuseppe Milici and more.

Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}

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Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}

Paul Chambers Sextet - Whims of Chambers (1956/2010) {Analogue Productions}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 192MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Of the seven songs on this Blue Note date, four are more common than the other three because they contain solos by tenor saxophonist John Coltrane and have therefore been reissued more often. Actually there are quite a few solos in the all-star sextet (which includes the bassist-leader, Coltrane, trumpeter Donald Byrd, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Horace Silver, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) and all of the players get their chances to shine on this fairly spontaneous hard bop set. Coltrane's two obscure compositions ("Nita" and "Just for the Love") are among the more memorable tunes and are worth reviving. "Tale of the Fingers" features the quintet without Coltrane, the rhythm section stretches out on "Whims of Chambers," and "Tale of the Fingers" is a showcase for Chambers' bowed bass. This is a fine effort and would be worth picking up by straight-ahead jazz fans even if John Coltrane had not participated.

Natalie Williams - A Little Bit Of Christmas! (2017)

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Natalie Williams - A Little Bit Of Christmas! (2017)

Natalie Williams - A Little Bit Of Christmas! (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 278 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 MB | 00:49:45
Vocal Jazz, Soul, Xmas | Label: Little Girl Records

One of the UK’s most endearing and popular soul/jazz artists, singer-songwriter Natalie Williams has 7 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a dedicated following that extends throughout the world. Her Ronnie Scott’s residency, Soul Family Sundays has sold out every month for over 10 years, seeing her perform to over 30,000 enthusiastic fans at the world renowned jazz club. Natalie has toured the globe as both a solo artist and lead vocalist of Jazz-Funk sensation, Incognito, and has performed at many of the world’s leading live music events and venues, including the London Jazz Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, BB Kings in New York, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Blue Note in Tokyo, Love Supreme Festival, Glastonbury and many more…

Karen Souza - Velvet Vault (2017)

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Karen Souza - Velvet Vault (2017)

Karen Souza - Velvet Vault (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 252 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 MB | 00:40:30
Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: Music Brokers

Three years after the release of her successful Essentials II, jazz diva Karen Souza is back with her fourth studio album. Velvet Vault is the title of a collection that combine jazz standards with jazz reworks of pop classics plus two songs co-written by Karen herself. Japan's superstar Toku duets with Karen on the track "You Got That Something". Also part of the album are Amy Winehouse guitarist Robin Banerjee and the legendary Tom "Bones" Malone (Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band). Vocals were recorded in New York at the Orchard studios and produced by Richard Gottehrer of Blondie, Richard Hell and Dr. Feelgood fame. Velvet Vault is without a doubt, Karen's most accomplished record to date and will definitely surpass the success of her previous efforts.