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Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)

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Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 341.31 Mb | 56:13 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion | Label: TUM Records - TUM CD 049

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's introductory liner notes to Najwa begin with Muddy Waters, so we'll begin there, too. Wadada Leo Smith was born in 1941, in Leland, Mississippi, around the time Alan Lomax showed up down in Clarksdale, Miss., to record—among many others—McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters. The Lomax field recordings of Waters and his band became the album Down On Stovall's Plantation (Universe Records, 1966). It was an all acoustic affair. Then, shortly after these tunes were recorded, Waters moved to Chicago, discovered the advantages of the electric guitar and plugged in, and lined up a relationship with Chess Records that changed American music.

King Capisce - Memento Mori (2017)

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King Capisce - Memento Mori (2017)

King Capisce - Memento Mori (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 239.99 Mb + 51.29 mb (Scans) | 37:41
Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Country: UK | Label: Lamplight Social Records - LSRCD004

King Capisce is a project by long term friends Roshan Lal - Bass, Thomas Ashfield - Drums, Tim Feben - Guitars & Synths, Richard Harrison - Sax, Alex Baker - Sax. Momento Mori is the third album from the band, and since their debut back in 2011 they've built strong support for their dynamic, carefully constructed arrangements that have been described as…

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2017 (2017)

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VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2017 (2017)

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2017 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:01:00 | 144 Mb
Genre: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz Fusion, Chill, Chillhop, Instrumental, Trip-Hop / Label: Chillhop Records

We close off a great year for Chillhop with 21 cozy Winter themed tracks by your favorite producers. Let this release be the soundtrack for the holidays and cozy season!

Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}

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Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}

Jan Garbarek - Places (1978) {ECM 1118}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 261MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A fairly sleepy ECM date, this outing matches Jan Garbarek on tenor, soprano and alto with guitarist Bill Connors, John Taylor (doubling on organ and piano) and drummer Jack DeJohnette for lengthy explorations of four of his originals. With such titles as "Reflections," "Entering" and "Passing," it is not surprising that the music has plenty of space, is introspective, and often emphasizes long tones.

Chick Corea Elektric Band - Light Years (1987) {GRP 95462}

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Chick Corea Elektric Band - Light Years (1987) {GRP 95462}

Chick Corea Elektric Band - Light Years (1987) {GRP 95462}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 371MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The second album of Elektric Band, "Light Years" is more funk-oriented than its predecessor. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins the band and Frank Gambale replaces Henderson and Rios (who plays still on some tracks) to form what is considered the band's definitive lineup.

Oriental Wind - Life Road (1983) {Jaro}

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Oriental Wind - Life Road (1983) {Jaro}

Oriental Wind - Life Road (1983) {Jaro}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

The Turkish musician Okay Temiz introduces one of his many musical expressions with jazz influenced by world music on this album. OKAY TEMIZ is considered the most important Turkish jazz musician, who worked together with musicians like Don Cherry or Bobo Stenson in the seventies. OKAY TEMIZ settled in Sweden, joined the Turkish-Swedish band SEVDA, which was very popular throughout Scandinavia, and eventually formed his own band ORIENTAL WIND, which will soon be available in two different editions, one "Swedish" and one "Swedish". Turkish ", gave. In retrospect, TEMIZ ventured with this tape first cautious steps on a new ground, which was explored much later in detail: The starting point of this ethno-jazz, which was then not so titled, was jazz; The inclusion of unusual meters (Turkish or generally Arabic) was subordinated to the jazz aspect.

Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}

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Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}

Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 372MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 169MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Kyle Eastwood's fourth recording takes the bassist into a populist mode, playing music much more on the contemporary side of the jazz dichotomy. Far from a mainstream or swinging date, the acoustic and electric bassist seems as if he's determined to compose music for the screenplay in his head from his time spent in Paris, France, where this was recorded. The fine drummer Manu Katche, keyboardist Eric Legnini, and trumpeter Till Brцnner are focused into making this music less standardized and more rhythm & blues oriented. It's produced by longtime collaborator Michael Stevens with help from the son of Miles Davis, Erin Davis, and sports the quadruple attachment to Eastwood's Rendezvous production company and Chick Corea's manager, Ron Moss.

Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)

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Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)

Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 346 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Label: SME Records | Catalog Number: SRCS-8856

1999 Japan released compilation CD from Herbie Hancock's Sony catalogue.

John Moulder - Trinity (2006)

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John Moulder - Trinity (2006)

John Moulder - Trinity (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:19
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Origin | # ORIGIN 82459

Inspired by themes taken from the Judeo-Christian tradition with such titles as Creation, Chaos and Resurrection, the Chicago guitarist presents his interpretations in a suite of original sacred music. Along with his guests including Lawrence Hobgood, Paul Wertico and Paul McCandless, Moulder creates a work that is as adventurous and expansive as it is meditative and intimate.

Jaco Pastorius - Invitation (1983) {Warner}

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Jaco Pastorius - Invitation (1983) {Warner}

Jaco Pastorius - Invitation (1983) {Warner}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 288MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Electric bassist Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band made two recordings for Warner Bros. during its short life, of which is this is the superior one. The large ensemble (five trumpets including Randy Brecker, five reeds with solo space for Bobby Mintzer on tenor and soprano, four trombones, two French horns, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, drummer Peter Erskine, percussionist Don Alias, and Othello on steel drum) performs a variety of superior material. Although Pastorius takes his share of solo space, and the sound of a big band backing a bass soloist is rather unusual, he does not excessively dominate the music. Pastorius contributed some of the pieces (most notably "Liberty City"), is showcased on "Amerika," and also plays such tunes as "Invitation," "The Chicken," "Sophisticated Lady," "Giant Steps," and Gil Evans' "Eleven."

Bob James - Joy Ride (1999) {Warner}

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Bob James - Joy Ride (1999) {Warner}

Bob James - Joy Ride (1999) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

This keyboardist was putting the "smooth" into "jazz" long before there was a format by that name. Since the mid-70s, Bob James has been one of instrumental music's most consistent purveyors of tunes that hover in the gray area between lighthearted pop and more sophisticated jazz textures. James' approach here is a little like his contribution to the supergroup Fourplay rather than dominate, he's content to jam and be one of the guys. Though his solos stand out, it's almost as if he's a hired gun on a project featuring the best and brightest of this second generation of smooth jazzers. He's farmed out the production tasks to some top studio guys (including musician/artists Paul Brown, Chuck Loeb, Michael Colina, and David McMurray. On the lively, shuffling "Take Me There," he bounces around joyously over Loeb's crisp guitar lines and Kim Waters' smart mix of soprano and alto saxes.

Milt Jackson - Goodbye (1974) {CTI/King Record Japan}

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Milt Jackson - Goodbye (1974) {CTI/King Record Japan}

Milt Jackson - Goodbye (1974) {CTI/King Record Japan}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 207MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop

Recorded in 1973 as a foray away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, Milt Jackson's second entry on the CTI label is also one of its highlights. This is one of Creed Taylor's finest productions both in terms of material and sidemen. Drummer Steve Gadd, flutist Hubert Laws, bassist Ron Carter, and pianist Cedar Walton accompany Jackson on the majority of the album. Indeed, Jackson's ability to swing funky is evidenced to delightful extremes on "Old Devil Moon," with a rolling cymbal shakeout from Gadd, whose rim shots and tempo-pushing musculature are a sharp contrast to those of the MJQ's Connie Kay. Likewise, Laws, whose playing is usually over the top, stays inside melodic nuances here and provides Jackson with an essential harmonic foil. And Ron Carter is playing throughout with a popping edge he never had before or since.

Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}

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Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}

Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Keyboardist Bob James and acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh struck gold with this session, recently reissued on CD. The formula hasn't changed much in succeeding years. Both Klugh and James are capable musicians; they demonstrated on this collection of light, innocuous melodies and occasionally interesting backbeats a high degree of professionalism. Klugh is a first-rate guitarist whose solos are concise and nicely delivered, but frequently sound thin. James' piano and electric keyboard playing is a puzzling combination of flawlessness and lifelessness.

Bob James & David Sanborn - Quartette Humaine (2013)

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Bob James & David Sanborn - Quartette Humaine (2013)

Bob James & David Sanborn - Quartette Humaine (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

One of the first releases on the resurrected Okeh Records imprint, 2013's Quartette Humaine features pianist Bob James and saxophonist David Sanborn performing a set of mostly original songs that walk the line between funky contemporary jazz and more thoughtful post-bop. It’s also the first collaboration between the two giants of contemporary jazz since their 1986 Grammy Award-winning album Double Vision. However, rather than revisit that album's funk and smooth jazz leanings, here James and Sanborn summon the spirit of the legendary Dave Brubeck quartet featuring saxophonist Paul Desmond. While they don’t play any Brubeck songs, the album was recorded with Brubeck's adventurous, often challenging acoustic jazz spirit in mind.

Bob James - Restless (1994) [Repost]

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Bob James - Restless (1994) [Repost]

Bob James - Restless (1994)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Jazz fusion keyboard player Bob James took time out from his collaboration with jazz supergroup Fourplay members Lee Ritenour, Nathan East and Harvey Mason to release his first solo album in five years. Many ears only know James as the author of "Angela," more commonly known as the theme song from the classic TV sitcom "Taxi." While that composition is a classic in its own right, there are plenty more sides to this man's talents. RESTLESS does tend to offer up some radio-friendly, more commercial moments for the likes of jazz fusion "the wave" radio stations, but this album is still a well done, very pleasurable listening experience.