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Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

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Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)

Gilberto Gil - Parabolic (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.55 Mb | 47:37 | Cover
Jazz, Latin, Funk, Soul | Country: Brazil | Label: WEA - 9031-76292-2

In the early '90s, in the middle of his mandate as councilman for Salvador, Gil was again concerned with the Afro roots of Brazilian people, and this album strongly reflects that. "Madalena" brings social criticism through Afro soca grooves. "Parabolicamará" builds a discourse about communications over a beautiful ponto de macumba melody with enriched harmonies. "Um Sonho" is a doleful toada about the lack of understanding of the popular soul by politicians and technocrats.

Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)

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Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)

Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça (1977/2001) (Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.80 Mb + 27.58 Mb (Scans) | 29:41
Jazz, Latin, Jazz-Funk | Country: Brazil | Label: WEA Music Brasil Ltda - 092740481-2

This is the CD reissue of the opening LP by Banda Black Rio, recorded in 1977. The instrumental band, dissolved in 1980, had an excellent work of electric samba-funk fusion, with hot brass arrangements, a good percussive section, and good solos. This first album brings the hit "Maria Fumaça," included in the homonymous soap opera. The album also has good performances of Luiz Gonzaga's "Baião," Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte," and Ary Barroso's "Na Baixa do Sapateiro," along with the band's originals.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

Posted By: tiburon
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul

He's Coming captures Roy Ayers at the absolute top of his game, masterminding jazz-funk grooves as taut as a tightrope. Profoundly inspired by the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar (and including a reading of the soundtrack's "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), the album is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, celebrating the life and rebirth of Jesus with "He's a Superstar" and its follow-up title cut before delivering the equally impassioned political manifesto "Ain't Got Time to Be Tired," a wake-up call for slumbering revolutionaries. Aided by an exemplary backing unit featuring saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Billy Cobham, Ayers channels the intensity of his message into his music, creating the most vibrant and textured music of his career to date.

Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}

Posted By: ruskaval
Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}

Shirley Scott - Superstition (1973) {2013 Soul Brother Records CD SBCS 58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 205 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2013 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music / Verve / Cadet | CD SBCS 58
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Funk Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the 60s – opening up into more righteous 70s territory in the company of Chess/Cadet Records – with arrangements from Richard Evans that are as sophisticated as they are funky!

LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)

Posted By: delpotro
LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)

LaVice & Company - Two Sisters From Bagdad (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 119 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 Mb | 00:34:39
Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Jazzman Records

Oooshh! this strange, funky devil is a rare-as-owt gospel soul oddity from Detroit circa f**k knows (maybe late ’70s?), now newly dug out and dusted down as Jazzman’s 26th Holy Grail release. If those quizzical faces or masked dude on the cover haven’t piqued your interest, the music surely will.

Takehiro Honda - What's Going On (1971) {Solid Japan Cardboard Sleeve CDSOL-1482 rel 2012}

Posted By: ruskaval
Takehiro Honda - What's Going On (1971) {Solid Japan Cardboard Sleeve CDSOL-1482 rel 2012}

Takehiro Honda - What's Going On (1971) {Solid Japan Cardboard Sleeve CDSOL-1482 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2012 Trio Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-1482
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove

Recorded in the U.S. with arranger Teddy Adams, What's Going On embraces in full the American influences that shape it – the polemical R&B of James Brown and Marvin Gaye looms heavy via covers of "Ain't It Funky Now" and the title cut, while the sound and sensibility clearly draw from West coast soul-jazz innovators like Les McCann and Gerald Wilson. But the curiosity and estrangement inherent in the album's stranger-in-a-strange-land origins are in fact its dominant element: Takehiro Honda doesn't simply channel his myriad influences, he also dissects them, taking them apart and putting them back together to understand how they work. The result is a wonderfully eccentric and heartfelt interpretation of American funk rendered in distinctly Japanese terms – studious but a bit goofy, formal yet passionately groovy.

Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}

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Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}

Zachary Breaux - Groovin' (1992) {NYC Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Undeniably Zachary Breaux's best album, Groovin' finds the guitarist performing live at Ronnie Scott's Club – a London venue that many British jazz fans consider England's equivalent of New York's Village Vanguard. Some of Breaux's studio material was smothered by excessive production and didn't fully demonstrate what a talented soloist he was, but on these soul-jazz, post-bop, and pop-jazz performances, he isn't worried about fitting into oppressive commercial radio formats. So the improviser is free to stretch out and say what he needs to on material that ranges from John Coltrane's "Impressions" (which gets a funky, hip-hop-ish makeover) and Ben Tucker's "Coming Home Baby" to originals like the mellow "Lagos" and the blues number "Alice."

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}

Posted By: ruskaval
Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}

Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones - Black Whip (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90358}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 177 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90358
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Amazing stuff from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! Unlike some of the other players on Prestige during the early 70s – who often got a bit weaker as the decade moved on, thanks to the departure of some of the better forces arranging and producing the records – Jones kept on playing hard, improving his guitar skill to a point where he was riffing and grooving away at a pace that's simply mindblowing when you hear it. Case in point is the mighty "Black Whip", a fantastic bit of funky jazz that cracks back and forth with all the whiplike qualities hinted at in the title – and which has a totally infectious jazz dance groove that always gets us on the floor. Other titles include the original groovers "Freak Off" and "Crank Me Up", both tasty numbers, plus some mellow pop covers like "My Love" and "Daniel".

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}

Posted By: ruskaval
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5388}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 336 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1960, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5388 | NJLP 8241
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. An excellent piece of early soul-jazz, 1960's Talk That Talk isn't as bop-oriented as Shirley Scott's albums with Stanley Turrentine from the same period, as flashy and ornate as the albums Jimmy Smith was starting to make with Creed Taylor and Lalo Schifrin, or as funky and blues-based as the best of Jimmy McGriff or "Brother" Jack McDuff. Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés.

Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}

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Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}

Robin Kenyatta - Terra Nova (1973) {Wounded Bird WOU1644 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2008 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1644 (Atlantic SD 1644)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

Backing off a bit from the outright funky fusion of 1972's Gypsy Man, Terra Nova nonetheless finds saxophonist Robin Kenyatta still indulging his newfound love of electricity and rhythmically altered jazz-funk tempered by his newfound love of Caribbean music. This Michael Cuscuna-produced date showcases Kenyatta's alto in three different settings – though half of them feature him in an octet with a pair of electric guitarists and two pianists, an organist, bassist, drummer, and no less than Ralph MacDonald on percussion. The feel on most of these cuts is informed by bubbling funky reggae and calypso.

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.

George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)

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George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)

George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 341 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 135 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul | Label: Epic/Legacy, #:516424 2 | 0:48:35

Keyboardist/composer George Duke has been through a myriad of stylistic changes over his long career, from straight-ahead jazz to fusion to funk and R&B, not to mention being a key member of Frank Zappa's band for a while. The George Duke presented on this compilation is the slicker, more accessible one who enjoyed pop success as an R&B tunesmith and lite-jazz merchant. The smooth soul sound of the hit "Sweet Baby," recorded during Duke's partnership with Stanley Clarke, wouldn't sound out of place on a Maze album, while synth-flavored cuts "Corine" and "Love Reborn" are closer to Bob James/Dave Grusin territory. Duke took yet another detour in 1979 with his BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR album, from which two cuts are included here, but the emphasis is on vocal-oriented mainstream R&B ballads delivered with a soft touch and a veteran craftsman's skill. –AllMusic

Lonnie Smith - Funk Reaction (1977) {P-Vine Records Japan PCD-18725 rel 2013}

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Lonnie Smith - Funk Reaction (1977) {P-Vine Records Japan PCD-18725 rel 2013}

Lonnie Smith - Funk Reaction (1977) {P-Vine Records Japan PCD-18725 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2013 LRC / P-Vine Records Japan | PCD-18725
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Fusion

A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the decade's increasing use of electric keyboards and larger backings! This set's a great example of that style – as Smith moves way from his 60s soul jazz roots, into the soaring blend of jazz, funk, and soul that you'd also hear on Johnny Hammond albums of the time – almost more soul than jazz, given the presence of vocals on some cuts – but still always with more than enough room for the leader to stretch out and solo. Backings are nice and tight – and handled by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame).

Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Posted By: ruskaval
Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap (1972) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5055 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 300 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5055
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Amazing stuff by Ronnie Foster – a sweet little album of slow funky keyboard tones, much more loosely arranged than his later work, with a dope groove that was years ahead of its time! The album's in some ways a blueprint for some of our favorite jazz-based hip hop – and although Ronnie's playing organ, on most of the cuts, he handles the instrument more like it's a Fender Rhodes! Funky jazz with a sinister, soulful groove – with players including Gene Bianco on harp, Arthur Jenkins on congas, George Duvivier and Gordon Edwards on bass, Jimmy Johnson on drums, Gerorge Dvens on vibes and Gene Gertoncini on guitar. Includes the massive cut "Mystic Brew", which is a tasty Tribe sample, plus lots of other goodies like "Chunky", "Summer Song", and "Don't Knock My Love".

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.