Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)

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Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)

Eddie Davis Trio featuring Shirley Scott - Complete Recordings [Recorded 1958] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 337 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lone Hill Jazz (LHJ10135)

This exceptional release includes the complete recordings of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' collaboration with the inimitable organist. The band remains loose and relaxed throughout 24 classic standards, continuously feeding off of one another and always playing with style, grace and impeccable taste.

Funkadelic - Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971 (1996)

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Funkadelic - Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971 (1996)

Funkadelic - Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan - 12th September 1971 (1996)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 471 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Westbound Records (CDSEWD 108)

Not released until 1996, this was an unusual gig for the band, which was breaking in a new rhythm section (this may have been this lineup's first show) without much or any rehearsal. You can't tell from this 77-minute disc, which offers a typically amorphous, free-floating set of black rock - which is to say, judged by most standards, it's not typical music at all. Seguing from spaced-out jams to occasional numbers with vocals by George Clinton, and throwing in imaginative improvisations by guitarist Eddie Hazel and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, it sounds something like a combination of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Sun Ra. The 14-minute "Maggot Brain" verges on prog rock/psychedelia (in the good sense), with its almost mystical guitar lines; earthier pleasures are offered with cuts like "I Call My Baby Pussycat" (two versions)…

Darkside - Spiral (2021) [Japanese Edition]

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Darkside - Spiral (2021) [Japanese Edition]

Darkside - Spiral (2021) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 347 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Indie Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Matador/Beat Records (OLE1737CDJP)

As Darkside, electronic composer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington unite their individual strengths, but also take their combined powers to new places neither could travel to on their own. The band's 2013 debut full-length Psychic was a sprawling exploration of contrasts, moving through winding paths of genre experiments and production twists that should have clashed but instead gelled into a massive, undulating entity somewhere between sci-fi soundtrack and a full-tilt experimental rock record. Second album Spiral was made after the duo took a lengthy break to pursue their solo outlets, much of it coming together during a week-long marathon writing session. It's every bit as shapeshifting and epic as Psychic was, but less reliant on moments of softer ambience or drawn-out atmospherics…

Oscar Peterson - Time After Time [Recorded 1986] (1991)

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Oscar Peterson - Time After Time [Recorded 1986] (1991)

Oscar Peterson - Time After Time [Recorded 1986] (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 241 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-2310-947-2)

Pianist Oscar Peterson's final Pablo album (after a countless amount of appearances as both a leader and a sideman) features his quartet (which at the time included guitarist Joe Pass, bassist David Young and drummer Martin Drew) on the second of two CDs (along with Oscar Peterson Live) recorded during an engagement at Los Angeles's Westwood Playhouse in Nov. 1986. For the well-rounded set Peterson performs two of his originals, the blues "Soft Winds," a solo ballad medley and, as a climax, a burning version of "On the Trail."

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

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Stray - Suicide (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Re-up)

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Strange Days Records (POCE-1065)

London's Stray followed up an eclectic eponymous debut with more of the same on their 1971 sophomore effort, "Suicide", which of course was just dandy since "more of the same" on this occasion essentially entailed another imaginative melding of different musical genres under the broad, forgiving definition afforded by the progressive rock tag. As to the album's rather negative title, it didn't foreshadow a radical shift toward the quartet's pre-existing heavy rock tendencies (actually, more keyboards were the hot novelty here) so much as a reflection of these songs' darker overall mood when it came to their lyrics…

New Order - Video 5 8 6 [Recorded 1982] (1997)

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New Order - Video 5 8 6 [Recorded 1982] (1997)

New Order - Video 5 8 6 [Recorded 1982] (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 52 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Electro, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Touch (Tone 7)

A single 20-minute track recorded in the early '80s but never available in anything like its full form, Video 586 is a pure synthesizer track except for Peter Hook's rumbling low-end. Reminiscent of an extended mid-tempo dub of the early single "Everything's Gone Green," the track plods occasionally but is remarkable purely for its view of New Order as a synthesizer band in the midst of the crossover-heavy synth-pop crowd of the early '80s.

Renato Sellani encounters Fabrizio Bosso - Thank You, George Gershwin (2003)

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Renato Sellani encounters Fabrizio Bosso - Thank You, George Gershwin (2003)

Renato Sellani encounters Fabrizio Bosso - Thank You, George Gershwin (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Philology (W 237-2)

One of the acid tests to evaluate jazz musicians is to put them into a duo setting. This all-Gershwin program, pairing veteran pianist Renato Sellani and a rising young star, Fabrizio Bosso, who doubles on trumpet and flugelhorn, succeeds with flying colors. Since most (if not all) of this music is already very well known to jazz fans, the duo has their work cut out for them to find new approaches to each song. "The Man I Love" combines Bosso's virtuoso flügelhorn (including an incredible unaccompanied coda) and Sellani's spacious, understated accompaniment to produce a masterful interpretation. "Oh, Lady be Good!" is one of the most familiar pieces in the jazz canon, but their marvelous, playful, and subtle introduction builds up the tension before they finally switch to a more typical tempo…

V.A. - The Chess Story, Vol. 1: From Blues to Doo-Wop (1993)

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V.A. - The Chess Story, Vol. 1: From Blues to Doo-Wop (1993)

V.A. - The Chess Story, Vol. 1: From Blues to Doo-Wop (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 173 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Blues, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly Records (CDCD 1123)

Charly Records presents The Chess Story, Vol. 1: From Blues to Doo-Wop. Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Mabon, Eddie Boyd, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and many others.

Argos - 4 Studio Albums (2009-2015)

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Argos - 4 Studio Albums (2009-2015)

Argos - 4 Studio Albums (2009-2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,43 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 539 MB | Covers - 137 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musea, Progressive Promotion Records

German act Argos initially started out as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist and composer Thomas Klarmann, an experienced musician who started out in prog and fusion bands in the 70's.
Later, expanded to a trio, the band released their self-titled debut album in January 2009. The album has been divided into three parts, each highlighting a particular aspect of influences. The first of these, "Nursed by Giants", first and foremost plays out influences from Genesis and Gentle Giant. The following sequence, "Canterbury Souls", pays tribute to the so-called Canterbury tradition in British progressive rock. The final part of this venture is called "From Liverpool to Outer Space", and mainly deals with Beatles-inspired efforts…

Sacred Spirit - Indians (Die Gesänge Der Indianer) (1994)

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Sacred Spirit - Indians (Die Gesänge Der Indianer) (1994)

Sacred Spirit - Indians (Die Gesange Der Indianer) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: New Age, Electronic, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin (7243840778 2 2), 1995

Sacred Spirit is a musical project by Claus Zundel, Ralf Hamm, and Markus Staab. This album was nominated for a Best New Age Album Grammy and spawned the international smash hit "Yeha-noha (Wishes of Happiness & Prosperity)," which topped the singles charts in numerous countries, including Germany and France.
"Chants and Dances of the Native Americans" (sometimes labeled as "Indians") is an 11-song journey bridging the gap between ancient and contemporary history, tradition and modern instrumentation. While it is impossible to fully realize such scope on a single disc, Sacred Spirit makes the choice to represent all indigenous Americans rather than become mired in the potentially divisive bog of politics and tribal allegiance…

Eddie Higgins - Speaking of Jobim (2000)

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Eddie Higgins - Speaking of Jobim (2000)

Eddie Higgins - Speaking of Jobim (2000)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 122 MB
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sunnyside Communications (SSC 1092D)

By now everyone has heard at least one of Antonio Carlos Jobim's beautiful compositions, if only his most famous ones, "Girl From Ipanema" or "Desafinado," playing poppishly in an elevator or mall somewhere. His work has been recorded by every combination of instrument and voice, including Sinatra's. What distinguishes this CD from hundreds of others is its inclusion of 11 relatively obscure Jobim tunes, and the way this classy trio succeeds in communicating the essence of his special gifts with a minimum of fuss and feathers. (One track is a Carlos Lyra composition, "Voce e Eu," which blends in nicely.) The arrangements are elegant, combining jazz and Brazilian rhythms to gently swing the melodies and highlight Jobim's lush harmonies…

Q65 - Singles A's & B's [Recorded 1966-1988] (2002)

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Q65 - Singles A's & B's [Recorded 1966-1988] (2002)

Q65 - Singles A's & B's [Recorded 1966-1988] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 864 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 341 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hunter Music (HM 13972)

Based on sheer musical ability, the Q 65 deserved to be at least as well known as the Pretty Things or the Yardbirds. Indeed, the Dutch quintet could have held their own with either of those groups or the Animals without breaking a sweat, based on the recorded evidence, and they also had room for some of the more countrified blues evident in the work of the Downliners Sect. Yet the Q 65 have remained one of Europe's best-kept star-caliber musical secrets for more than 30 years. The Q 65 were Frank Nuyens (guitar, vocals, sax, flute, harmonica), Willem Bieler (vocals, harmonica), Peter Vink (bass), Joop Roelofs (guitar), and Jay Baar (drums), first got together in 1965, in the Hague. The city was known as "the Liverpool of the Netherlands," with a music scene that had been thriving since the end of the '50s.

Mingus Big Band - Que Viva Mingus! (1997)

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Mingus Big Band - Que Viva Mingus! (1997)

Mingus Big Band - Que Viva Mingus! (1997)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 437 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Dreyfus (FDM 36593-2)

Que Viva Mingus! is an album dedicated to Mingus' considerable output of Latin-influenced jazz. The selections here include well-known Mingus compositions like "Los Mariachis," "Dizzy Moods," "Ysabel's Table Dance," and "Cumbia and Jazz Fusion," as well as some more obscure titles like "Slippers" and "Moods in Mambo," the album's oldest number, dating from 1949. Among the standout soloists are Randy Brecker on trumpet, John Stubblefield on tenor sax, Steve Slagle on soprano and alto saxes, Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax, and Dave Kikowski on piano. This is exciting, joyous, raucous, and still modern-sounding music, as fresh and challenging as the day it was written. And you can even dance to some of it.

De Gladas Kapell - Spelar Nilsson (1978) [Reissue 2005] (Re-up)

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De Gladas Kapell - Spelar Nilsson (1978) [Reissue 2005] (Re-up)

De Gladas Kapell - Spelar Nilsson (1978) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lion Music (LMC 159)

Finnish record label Lion Music releases their second highly anticipated classic style re-issue of 2005 with Spelar Nilsson by a quartet called De Gladas Kapell. This album was originally recorded in one session back in May of 1978 by some of the finest musicians available in Sweden, and this is the first time it has become available on CD. Coste Apetrea was also featured prominently on Lion’s first re-issue as the 2nd guitarist playing on the excellent JTB album by Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen. Although touted by Lion as being “one of the true landmarks of Swedish progressive rock”, the music on Spelar Nilsson actually owes a lot more to jazz than it does to rock…

Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]

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Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]

Malcolm McLaren - Paris (1994) [2CD Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 712 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 261 MB | Covers - 168 MB
Genre: Electronic, Future Jazz, Lounge, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: No!/Gee Street/Island Records (314-524 107-2)

Malcolm McLaren was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols.
1st CD is full of the compositions and arrangements of Malcolm McLaren including his original lyrics and most often his spoken contributions to the pieces. He is certainly a creative musician and conceptual artist. The remake of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime …Moi Non Plus" is very well done. The album also features Catherine Deneauve, the actress; Sonia Rykiel, the clothing designer; and Francoise Hardy, the French pop star sing with him on various selections…