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Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)

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Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 535 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 MB | 01:23:23
Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group

It has been a long, fascinating odyssey for Jean-Luc Ponty, who started out as a straight jazz violinist only to become a pioneer of the electric violin in jazz-rock in the '70s and an inspired manipulator of sequencers and synthesizers in the '80s. At first merely amplifying his violin in order to be heard, he switched over to electric violin and augmented it with devices that were associated with electric guitarists and keyboardists, like Echoplex machines, distortion boxes, phase shifters, and wah-wah pedals. Classically trained, with an unquenchable ability to swing when he wants to, and consumed by a passion for tight structures and repeating ostinatos, Ponty has been able to handle styles as diverse as swing, bop, free and modal jazz, jazz-rock, world music, and even country, mixing them up at will. Starting in 1977, he also pioneered the use of a five-string electric violin with a low C string. Undoubtedly, he rivals Stéphane Grappelli for the title of the most prominent and influential European jazz violinist.

John Tropea - Tropea (1975) [Reissue 2014]

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John Tropea - Tropea (1975) [Reissue 2014]

John Tropea - Tropea (1975) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon Columbia (COCB-54120)

By the time guitarist John Tropea had recorded his solo debut on the tiny Marlin imprint in 1975, he had been a session guitarist for nearly a decade. His understated, decidedly non-show-off playing graced records by everyone from Laura Nyro to Deodato (including Prelude and Deodato 2), from Ashford & Simpson to Bo Diddley, from Billy Cobham to Peter Allen, from Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway to Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Luiz Bonfá, and Ray Bryant. After this he played with everyone from Alice Cooper to Lalo Schifrin and Kurtis Blow and way, way beyond. Tropea's cast of studio players is a who's who of the '70s, '80s, and '90s…

John Tropea - Short Trip to Space (1977) [Reissue 2014]

Posted By: gribovar
John Tropea - Short Trip to Space (1977) [Reissue 2014]

John Tropea - Short Trip to Space (1977) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon Columbia (COCB-54121)

John Tropea is at his best here, with great melodies like Skip Scarborough's "Can't Hide Love," Don Grolnick's "You Can't Have It All," and Tropea's own "Blue Too" and "Short Trip to Space," a fascinating and complex tune that actually sounds like its title. The production is excellent, with a double-drum setup featuring Steve Gadd and Rick Marotta on most of the tunes that adds a lot of depth to the sound.

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy & More (Live) (2018)

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Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy & More (Live) (2018)

Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy & More (Live) (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 446 MB | Cover | 01:04:14 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 147 MB
Jazz, Fusion | Label: earMUSIC

Over 40 years ago, young Al Di Meola released his second, extremely successful studio album “Elegant Gypsy”. With "Elegant Gypsy & More LIVE", recorded last year during his acclaimed US tour of the same name, he is revisiting some of his brilliant, earlier works such as “Race With Devil On Spanish Highway”, “Flight Over Rio”, “Midnight Tango” or “Egyptian Danza”.

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

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Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 1990 Columbia / Sony Music | CK 34280
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Post Bop / Piano

Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In "Doin' It," the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge.

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}

Posted By: ruskaval
Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4049 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Piano / Electric Keyboards

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces – "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline.

Nguyên Lê - Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah) (2014)

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Nguyên Lê - Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah) (2014)

Nguyên Lê - Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs feat. Youn Sun Nah) (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:58:50 | 348 Mb
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock | Label: ACT Music

March, 1973… A quartet known for its psychedelic inclinations delivered a fortress of an album: The Dark Side of The Moon was a musical UFO featuring the most advanced technology of the period, a stratospheric record which mirrored society and our errant human ways. Pink Floyd was about to write an essential chapter in rock history and enjoy planetary fame; even today, their album is still one of the greatest sellers of all time.

Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny - What's It All About (2011) {Nonesuch}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records releases What’s It All About—a solo acoustic album from guitarist and composer Pat Metheny—on June 14, 2011. After nearly 40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Rather, What’s It All About comprises 10 classic songs, some very well known, that hold personal meanings for the guitarist.

Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}

Posted By: tiburon
Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}

Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (1993) {ECM 1518}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 177MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although this is essentially a solo bass date, Eberhard Weber's use of overdubbing and an echo unit turns his bass into an orchestra of sorts. Since he is a strong composer, covering a wide span of moods during this set of melodic originals and avoiding the use of his effects as gimmickry, Weber creates an introverted but accessible program whose appeal should stretch beyond just lovers of bass solos.

Jamie Saft Quartet - Blue Dream (2018)

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Jamie Saft Quartet - Blue Dream (2018)

Jamie Saft Quartet - Blue Dream (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 388.12 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 128.51 | 55:19 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Country: UK | Label: RareNoise Records

Jamie Saft continues his collaboration with eclectic UK-based label RareNoiseRecords in 2018. On a roll after releasing his first ever solo piano album in January, the aptly named ‘Solo A Genova’, the Upstate New York-based artist presents a further facet of his seemingly boundless talent for composition, performance, invention and in this case, for acting as master of ceremonies to a group of exciting and innovative musicians. His latest formation, the Jamie Saft Quartet sees repeated collaborators, celebrated saxophonists Bill McHenry and bassists Bradley Jones as well as in rising star of the drums Nasheet Waits.

Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}

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Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}

Les Chevals & Allonymous - Big Mess (2017) {Studio de l'Ermitage}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 244MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Nu-Jazz

Après leur dernier album “Colis Suspect” ainsi qu’une belle tournée européenne en première partie de Lenny Kravitz ! Le Brass-Band à la Conque Les Chevals revient au galop pour une nouvelle expérience et un nouveau disque “Big Mess” avec en invité le chanteur, slameur : AllOnym0us!

Ronnie Foster - On the Avenue (1974) [Japanese Remastered Reissue 2013]

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Ronnie Foster - On the Avenue (1974) [Japanese Remastered Reissue 2013]

Ronnie Foster - On the Avenue (1974) [Japanese Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Blue Note/Toshiba-EMI | # TOCJ-50541 | Time: 00:34:40

Though not as relentlessly funky as his classic Blue Note debut Two Headed Freap, On the Avenue remains the most accomplished record of Ronnie Foster's career, proving commercial aspirations and accoutrements can indeed co-exist alongside traditional jazz sensibilities. Produced by George Benson and featuring the great Phil Upchurch on guitar and Marvin Chapell on drums, On the Avenue favors more mellow, nuanced grooves over the blistering funk of previous Foster outings. The velvety opener "Serenade to a Rock" and the title cut both draw heavily on Stevie Wonder's classic mid-'70s recordings, with a lithe cover of the Innervisions track "Golden Lady" further underlining the influence. Foster also expands his palette to include Afro-Cuban sounds ("Big Farm Boy Goes to a Latin City") and even assumes vocal duties for the first time on LP with "To See a Smile." Best of all is his rendition of Freddie Hubbard's "First Light"; arguably Foster's purest and most potent performance to date.

V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection 2 (25CD Box Set, 2011)

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V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection 2 (25CD Box Set, 2011)

V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection 2 (25CD Box Set, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks + .cue,log,scans) | Run Time: 23:29:48 | 7,28 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Sony Music

Import 25 CD boxset containing 25 of the finest Jazz albums ever released. Each album is packaged in a card wallet, and the box set includes a 40 page booklet in both English and French. The collection contains the following albums: Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown; Dave Brubeck - Jazz Goes To College; Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats; Miles Davis - Round About Midnight; Various Artists - The Sound Of Jazz; Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um; Sonny Rollins - The Bridge; Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue; Thelonious Monk - Underground; Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life; Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire…

Koby Israelite - The Rest of Now (2018)

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Koby Israelite - The Rest of Now (2018)

Koby Israelite - The Rest of Now (2018)
world, ethnic, balkan, jazz | 47:24 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 316 MB
Label: Chant Records

The author of the old joke that asks, 'what’s the difference between an onion and an accordion', clearly had never hear the much-maligned instrument in the hands of Koby Israelite.

Shunzoh Ohno feat. Masabumi Kikuchi - Something's Coming (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 Series}

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Shunzoh Ohno feat. Masabumi Kikuchi - Something's Coming (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 Series}

Shunzoh Ohno feat. Masabumi Kikuchi - Something's Coming (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 180 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9141
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. An aggressive bit of funky fusion – a set that matches the talents of Japanese trumpeter Shunzoh Ohno with some hip American grooves from Reggie Lucas on guitar, Cedric Lawson on keyboards, Don Pate on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums! The sound is very full-on – in a mid 70s Miles Davis electric mode, but with perhaps a bit more of a funk touch on the best cuts – almost a refinement of the groove that Miles hit in Japan, fusing the energy into some great tunes that really pack a sharp punch! Haynes' drums are surprisingly heavy at points – and titles include "You Dig That?", "But It's Not So", and "I Remember That It Happened".