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Walter Beasley - Ready For Love (2007) {HUCD 3116}

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Walter Beasley - Ready For Love (2007) {HUCD 3116}

Walter Beasley - Ready For Love (2007) {HUCD 3116}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 600dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, R&B

This is probably Walter's best CD since "For Your Pleasure",a fine example of good smooth contemporary jazz.

VA - La La Land - The Complete Musical Experience (2017)

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VA - La La Land - The Complete Musical Experience (2017)

VA - La La Land - The Complete Musical Experience (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:40 | 225 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Pop / Label: Interscope Records

Interscope Records will release a new soundtrack album for Damien Chazelle’s hit musical La La Land. The album features the songs from the movie composed by Justin Hurwitz with lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, as well as Hurwitz’s score as featured on the previous official soundtrack and score release. Also included and previously unreleased are D.A. Wallach’s cover versions of Take On Me & I Ran as featured in the movie, a track by Ryan Gosling character’s band The Messengers, Eddie Wakes’ Silent Night arranged by Hurwitz, source cues by Thelonious Monk, as well new versions of Audition and John Legend’s Start a Fire.

Phil Perry - Breathless (2017)

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Phil Perry - Breathless (2017)

Phil Perry - Breathless
Smooth Jazz, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 38:50 min | 92.7 MB
Label: Shanachie | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 release. Phil Perry needs no introduction; famous for his #1 R&B hit "Call Me," his lead vocals with Foreplay and Najee, his distinctive background vocals with the likes of Anita Baker, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones and others and his electrifying live performances, Phil Perry is without equal.

VA - IF Music Presents You Need This A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol.2 (2017)

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VA - IF Music Presents You Need This A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol.2 (2017)

VA - IF Music Presents You Need This A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol.2 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:35:17 | 235 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: BBE

The obscure gems contained on this compilation have either flown under the radar or remained out-of-print for many years, so there are bound to be fresh treats here for even the most obsessive collector. Dense without being over-challenging, raw yet enchanting, ‘A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 2’ is a collection of soul-stirring rarities to nourish the spirit.

Rick Braun - Around the Horn (2017)

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Rick Braun - Around the Horn (2017)

Rick Braun - Around the Horn
Smooth Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 52:13 min | 120 MB
Label: Shanachie | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 album from the smooth jazz trumpet player. The album features special guests Peter White and Lindsey Webster, As a solo artist, producer and core member of the Smooth Jazz supergroup. BWB (along with Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown), Rick is one of jazz music's most in-demand performers.

Hiroshima - Obon (2005) {Heads Up}

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Hiroshima - Obon (2005) {Heads Up}

Hiroshima - Obon (2005) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 379MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

From the opening gong, you know you're in for a treat with Obon. Marking Hiroshima's 25th anniversary, the new disc is the Japanese-American group's first without vocals—save a wordless chant by Shoji Kameda on "Obon Two-Five. Formed by Dan and June Kuramoto (the only Japanese native in the group) in 1979, Hiroshima has successfully blended traditional Japanese sounds with North American pop, soul, R&B, and of course jazz.

VA - Winter Jazz Frequency (2017)

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VA - Winter Jazz Frequency (2017)

VA - Winter Jazz Frequency (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:33:16 | 367 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Swing / Label: We Love To Lounge

We Love To Lounge Presents Winter Jazz Frequency 2017. Must have for all Jazz lovers, when Renato Cantini, Cosimo Maria Palopoli, Scott Joplin, Tony Trevisan, Café Duo, Chris Kolonko filled with the contrast of this selection.

VA - First Dates The Album (2017)

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VA - First Dates The Album (2017)

VA - First Dates The Album (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:51:31 | 568 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Pop / Label: Decca

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Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}

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Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}

Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Anyone who remembers Eric Marienthal's work with Chick Corea's Elektric Band in the late '80s and early '90s knows how exciting an improviser he can be. This disc has its moments. Botti has an enjoyable spot on Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar," and "Love Don't Live Here" (one of the few tracks that isn't an instrumental) is a pleasant, if unremarkable, urban/adult contemporary item that features singer Deniece Williams. Also noteworthy is Lorber's funky "Hangin' on the Sidewalk," which finds Ford taking a gritty guitar solo.

Bill Heller - Find The Way (2014)

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Bill Heller - Find The Way (2014)

Bill Heller - Find The Way (2014)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 132 MB
Label: William Heller | Rel:2014

Perhaps best known as keyboard player with smooth jazz super-group (the) Rippingtons, Bill Heller has released his own solo collection, the excellent ‘Find The Way’. It fuses together jazz of varying complexions through the combined talents of guest performers (and Rippingtons band-mates) Jeff Kashiwa, Rico Belled and Dave Karasony plus fine work from Eric Marienthal Ronnie Gutierrez, Joel Rosenblatt and Dave Anderson. However, that said, this is very much Heller’s album.

Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)

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Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)

Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

As he was developing his formidable career in the early era of smooth jazz, the saxman proved an invaluable sideman of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, David Benoit's touring ensemble and a studio player for projects by such artists as Keiko Matsui and Mike Garson. Yet as a solo artist, he spent his first three albums searching for an identity that ranged from pop (Round Trip) to electronic mainstream jazz (Crossroads). With Oasis, his search came to a diverse, exciting, and highly enjoyable end. Marienthal applies his stellar blowing techniquest to styles ranging from folk to gospel, but the overall attitude he conveys is sweet and soulful R&B, as in the hoppin' grooves of the funky opening tracks "Hustlin'" and "Seafood to Go."

Tom Scott - Flashpoint (1988) (Repost)

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Tom Scott - Flashpoint (1988) (Repost)

Tom Scott - Flashpoint (1988)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 47:14 | 335 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: GRP Records | Catalog: GRD-9571

With the exception of 1992's Born Again, saxophonist Tom Scott's output for GRP was consistently disappointing. Although obviously a talented player, Scott's willingness to play arrangements whose main goal was to gain radio airplay resulted in commercial and quickly dated music. Scott is heard with smaller groups throughout this 1988 effort, which include keyboardist Randy Kerber and guitarist Dean Parks, plus guest appearances by guitarists Eric Gale and Michael Landau; all this looks promising but is actually quite routine. None of the nine funky originals were infectious enough to catch on; Scott sounds fairly anonymous in spots, particularly when he utilizes a WX-7; and it is obvious that the music was made strictly for the money. At best, this is superior background music

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Bobby Lyle - Straight and Smooth (2004)

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Bobby Lyle - Straight and Smooth (2004)

Bobby Lyle - Straight and Smooth (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 753 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Three Keys Music | Catalog Number: 30004

For those of you who recall Bobby's late '70's work, this will be a pleasant surprise. In my opinion, an artist who can play all genre's of jazz is truly a jazz musician. And that is what Mr. Lyle does here. Sraight ahead, a little "fusion" if you will, and then todays "smooth" jazz. Then add a little Jobim for a beautiful rendition of "Wave." Listen closely to his improvisation over the changes. Thank you, Mr. Bobby Lyle.

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00::

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals. Likewise, he attacks the all-instrumental "Eleanor Rigby" with a jumpy, swinging aggression. Pizzarelli, however, becomes overly schmaltzy in presenting ballads like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Long and Winding Road" too seriously, with maudlin, straightforward arrangements that grind the party to a halt. The one exception is the more percussive "Oh Darling," where his intense vocal helps the tune rise above the hotel lounge mentality.

Bobby Caldwell - Blue Condition (1996)

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Bobby Caldwell - Blue Condition (1996)

Bobby Caldwell - Blue Condition (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 270 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Sin-Drome Records | Catalog Number: SD 8925

It's a tribute to Bobby Caldwell's consummate songwriting skills that his three original compositions – including the previously recorded, melancholy would-be classic "Stuck on You" – fit in perfectly alongside standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen on the very tradition-minded Blue Condition. Best known for easygoing R&B-flavored adult pop vocals, Caldwell reaches back and superimposes himself in front of lively big-band arrangements that recall classic Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin recordings. He never approaches those idols in terms of vocal distinction, but that doesn't seem to be his point. He's more reflecting upon his inspirations than trying to emulate them, rewarding longtime fans with the sort of artistry they suspected might exist all along. The uninitiated, however, might enjoy all the surrounding pleasantries and wonder why we need another guy out there doing classics when he clearly doesn't measure up to those standards vocally.