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Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}

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Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Idris Muhammad's House of the Rising Sun is a legendary soul-jazz album, and for good reason. First there's the fact that, Grady Tate notwithstanding, Idris Muhammad is easily the greatest of all soul-jazz drummers. Next, it is revealed that label boss and producer Creed Taylor was at his most inspired here, and wasn't afraid to err on the rhythm and blues side of the jazz equation. The material is top-notch, and David Matthews, who orchestrated and arranged this date with the exception of one track – "Sudan" was written by Muhammad and Tom Harrell, and Harrell arranged it – was on fire. As a bandleader, Muhammad is shockingly effective. Not because one could ever doubt his ability, but because of his reputation as one of the great studio drummers in jazz.

Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}

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Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}

Leni Stern - Recollection (1998) {LSR}
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Genre: Fusion, Vocal Jazz

Leni Stern looks back on 13 years of a brilliant recorded legacy with Recollection, her tenth release as a leader and second for her own label. As well as featuring vintage material like an intimate duet with Bill Frisell from 1985's Clairvoyant, a track with David Sanborn from 1989's Closer To The Light and her boldest playing in the company of Dennis Chambers, Wayne Krantz and Lincoln Goines from 1991's Ten Songs, Recollection also includes new material that showcases her new more revealing vocal- oriented direction.

Wayne Horvitz, The President - Miracle Mile (1992)

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Wayne Horvitz, The President - Miracle Mile (1992)

Wayne Horvitz, The President - Miracle Mile (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 256.51 Mb | 47:38 | Cover
Free Jazz, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Elektra Nonesuch

Keyboardist Wayne Horvitz first made a name for himself in New York's early '80s downtown avant-garde scene, most notably as a member of John Zorn's genre-bending experimental supergroup Naked City. Horvitz has since relocated to Seattle to pursue a variety of projects, including work with his band President. True to his highly individual aesthetic, MIRACLE MILE features a heady, instrumental cross-pollination of jazz, ambient, groove, and modern chamber music. Horvitz's use of textural space and rhythmically complex interplay often recalls Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and the work of electronica artists such as Aphex Twin.

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

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Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)
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Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Lettuce Records

It's a daunting task but a laudable ambition to afford direct tribute to a musician as iconic as Miles Davis and a work of his equal in stature, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). But like the ensembles before them that revisited this bonafide classic, including the World Saxophone Quartet, Lettuce prove up to the task. In fact, he octet tender their homage, Witches Stew, in such a way it suggests 'The Man with the Horn,' were he still living, might well look the band for inspiration as he did Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone at the time of the original recordings.

Salvador Niebla - Azul (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

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Salvador Niebla - Azul (1997) {Nuevos Medios}

Salvador Niebla - Azul (1997) {Nuevos Medios}
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Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Flamenco

Salvador Niebla has his own band NATURAL ENERGY with whom he has recorded his first LP titled Azul acting as composer and arranger, and 26 musicians from Spain and Tunisia participated in this project. He has recorded and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians representing many different musical styles.

Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287} [Re-Up]

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Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287} [Re-Up]

Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

This relatively early set from Bill Frisell is a fine showcase for the utterly unique guitarist. Frisell has the ability to play nearly any extroverted style of music and his humor (check out the date's "Music I Heard") is rarely far below the surface. This particular quintet (with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, tuba player Bob Stewart, electric bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Paul Motian) is not exactly short of original personalities and their outing (featuring seven Frisell compositions) is one of the most lively of all the ones in the ECM catalog.

Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell - Lagrimas Mexicanas (2011) {Naive}

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Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell - Lagrimas Mexicanas (2011) {Naive}

Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell - Lagrimas Mexicanas (2011) {Naive}
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Genre: Latin, Ethnic Fusion

Lagrimas Mexicana is a completely unique collection of songs that draws heavily from traditional Latin and Brazilian rhythms, and weds them to 21st century jazz improvisation and sonic effects in a luxuriant braid of colors, textures, styles, and languages. Having known one another for 25 years, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria and American guitarist Bill Frisell have occasionally played on one another's albums. Lagrimas Mexicana is an ambitious yet utterly accessible album that would have been just as at home on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. It is at once warm, sexy, and visionary. It presents two different yet very complementary artists in a collaboration that borders on brilliant.

Širom - I Can Be a Clay Snapper (2017)

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Širom - I Can Be a Clay Snapper (2017)

Širom - I Can Be a Clay Snapper (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 217.51 Mb | 42:27 | Cover
Jazz, Fusion | Country: Slovenia

Hailing from Slovenia, Širom play vividly textured and (mostly) imagined, instrumental folk musics. Handmade and global instrumentation meets fearless sound exploration. The 3rd release from Glitterbeat’s new label imprint: tak:til. Slovenia’s miniature, but incredibly diverse landscapes, echo through its distinctive cultural, historic and linguistic traits. When thinking about Širom’s geographical trajectories, as well as their musical ebb and flow, one has to consider the abundance of water that can be found in the individual regions where they come from. Cascading mountain stream lilt, lazy lowland river meandering and the mysteriously vanishing waters of Karst are most certainly inscribed into Samo Kutin’s, Iztok Koren’s and Ana Kravanja’s childhood memories and subsequently, their remarkable musical art.

Peter Apfelbaum - Luminous Charms (1996)

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Peter Apfelbaum - Luminous Charms (1996)

Peter Apfelbaum - Luminous Charms (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 282.60 Mb | 46:38 | Covers
Modern Creative, World Fusion, Progressive Jazz | Label: Gramavision (GCD 79511)

Peter Apfelbaum (born August 21, 1960) is an American avant-garde jazz pianist, tenor saxophonist, drummer and composer born in Berkeley, California. He first emerged on the jazz scene in the late 1970s, performing with Carla Bley from 1978–1982 and touring with Warren Smith and Karl Berger. Around this time Apfelbaum also studied and worked with musicians involved with the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 1978 in a class that included jazz pianist Benny Green.

Leni Stern - Smoke, No Fire (2012)

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Leni Stern - Smoke, No Fire (2012)

Leni Stern - Smoke, No Fire (2012)
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Fusion, World Fusion | Label: Leni Stern Recordings

In March, 2012, a military coup overthrew the government in the western African nation of Mali, disrupting life for the civilian population—repetitively the victims in such situations of political turmoil. Guitarist Leni Stern was living in Mali at the time of the coup, and though she could have departed the country, she decided to stay and record Smoke, No Fire amidst chaotic circumstances in the capital city of Bamako.

Leni Stern - Closer To The Light (1990) {Enja}

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Leni Stern - Closer To The Light (1990) {Enja}

Leni Stern - Closer To The Light (1990) {Enja}
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Genre: Fusion

Leni Stern had grown considerably as a soloist by the time she recorded her fourth album, Closer to the Light. The jazz/pop/rock guitarist already had a very recognizable sound – light, lyrical, and definitely Pat Metheny-influenced, yet distinctively her own. But with Light, her improvising sounded more confident and assured. Stern's sympathetic company includes David Sanborn (alto sax), Paul Socolow (bass), Dennis Chambers (drums), and fellow guitarist Wayne Krantz (with whom she has often joined forces). Stern and Krantz seem an unlikely combination – in contrast to her subtlety and softness, Krantz can be very muscular, and has made the mistake of overpowering her at times. But that's never a problem on this generally relaxed date, which offers additional proof of Stern's thoughtfulness as a composer.

Sketchbook Quartet - Ottos Mops (2017)

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Sketchbook Quartet - Ottos Mops (2017)

Sketchbook Quartet - Ottos Mops (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 239.25 Mb | 49:03 | Cover
Fusion, Nu Jazz, Jazz-Rock | Country: Austria

Sketchbook Quartett” is a Vienna-based post-jazz group. The group consists of four young musicians who share their interest in the modern creative improvised sound. The unorthodox instrumentation and elaborated compositions combined with their synergy for drive and passion guarantee a young, fresh and vibrating sound.

Bob Berg - In The Shadows (1990) {Denon}

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Bob Berg - In The Shadows (1990) {Denon}

Bob Berg - In The Shadows (1990) {Denon}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

On his third Denon release Berg ventures into a few jazz standards while maintaining a strong hold on his fusion roots. Jim Beard is featured on keyboards.

Stanley Jordan - 4 Albums (1995-2007)

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Stanley Jordan - 4 Albums (1995-2007)

Stanley Jordan - 4 Albums (1995-2007)
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Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Country: USA

Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fretboard of the guitar with both hands. Jordan was born in Chicago, Illinois. When he was six, he started on piano, then at eleven switched to guitar. He later began playing in rock and soul bands. In 1976, he won an award at the Reno Jazz Festival. At Princeton University, he studied music theory and composition with Milton Babbitt and computer music with Paul Lansky. While at Princeton he played with Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1985, Bruce Lundvall became president of Blue Note Records and Stanley Jordan was the first person he signed. Blue Note released his album Magic Touch, which sat at No.1 on Billboard 's jazz chart for 51 weeks, setting a record.

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

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Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, R&B

Pointer's last release found him resurfacing on a label (Shanachie) known for almost everything but fusion. This record sounds much like the ones he made in the late '70s and 1980s, except that he also does some competent vocals. These are pleasant, heavily produced and arranged tracks with minimal improvisation and limited energy and intensity. They are jazz only in the broadest sense and are not aimed at hardcore listeners or purists. If easy listening instrumental fare is up your alley, then Pointer's light solos and heavily arranged music work.