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Dewa Budjana - Hasta Karma (2015) {MoonJune}

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Dewa Budjana - Hasta Karma (2015) {MoonJune}

Dewa Budjana - Hasta Karma (2015) {MoonJune}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 383MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, World Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Joined by a superb cast of marquee players, Dewa Budjana's new release (his 4th on MoonJune), "Hasta Karma," sets a new benchmark for modern progressive jazz excellence in the 21st century. With a vibe and feel more akin to that of a band with decades of experience together, Dewa and his stellar session-mates – the legendary NYC vibraphonist, Joe Locke, and Pat Metheny Unity Group's rhythm core: the fabulous, articulate young upright bassist, Ben Williams, and the extraordinary maestro drummer, Antonio Sanchez – create superlative atmospheric textures that transport listeners to destinations of soaring altitude. Augmenting proceedings further is the glowing work of the legendary Indonesian keyboardist, Indra Lesmana.

Joni Mitchell - Hejira (1976) [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Hejira (1976) [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Hejira (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb
Label: Asylum | # 1087-2 | Time: 00:52:03 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Jazz, Folk-Rock, Jazz-Rock

After the expanded instrumental scale and sonic experimentation of Court & Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell reverses that flow for the more intimate, interior music on Hejira, which retracts the arranging style to focus on Mitchell's distinctive acoustic guitar and piano, and the brilliant, lyrical bass fantasias of fretless bass innovator Jaco Pastorius. Known for his furious, sometimes rococo figures beneath the music of Weather Report, Pastorius is tamed by Mitchell's cooler, more deliberate ballads: these meditations coax a far gentler, subdued lyricism from Pastorius, whose intricate bass counterpoints Mitchell's coolly elegant singing, especially on the sublime "Amelia," which transforms the mystery of Amelia Earheart into a parable of both feminism and romantic self-discovery. This isn't Mitchell at her most obviously ambitious, yet the depth of feeling, poetic reach, and musical confidence make this among the finest works in a very fine canon.

Karaba - Schwester Mondreal (2018/2020)

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Karaba - Schwester Mondreal (2018/2020)

Karaba - Schwester Mondreal (2018/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 270.89 Mb | 41:41 | Cover
Krautrock, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Country: Germany | Label: Klangschutz Schallplatten

On Karabas second album, the band combines psychedelic-, progressive- and jazz-rock in a symbiosis and created a sound that is reminiscent of the era of krautrock and canterbury scene of the early 70s.

Greg Howe - Sound Proof (2008) {ToneCenter}

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Greg Howe - Sound Proof (2008) {ToneCenter}

Greg Howe - Sound Proof (2008) {ToneCenter}
EAC 0.99b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 372MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Instrumental Guitar Rock, Jazz-Rock

Whether you love or hate the genre of music he specializes in, you've got to give the man credit. Even during arguably the all-time low point for "guitar shredders" – the mid- to late '90s – Greg Howe stuck to his guns, issuing album after album of technically astounding guitar rock. And with the genre experiencing a resurgence circa the early 21st century, Howe is still all about showing off his six-string gymnastic ability, as evidenced by his 2008 release, Sound Proof. If you're seeking carefully constructed, melodic songs – move along. But, if you're into all-instrumental prog metal with guitar at the forefront, then Sound Proof should meet your requirements.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

Alessi - All For A Reason (1977) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]

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Alessi - All For A Reason (1977) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]

Alessi - All For A Reason (1977) [2011, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]
Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz-Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 41:02 | 264,39 Mb
Label: A&M Records/Universal Music (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-75083 | Released: 2011-07-27 (1977)

The Alessi Brothers is an American pop rock singer-songwriter duo, best known for their 1984 hit "Savin' the Day" and also their 1977 hit "Oh Lori". The duo are identical twin brothers, Bill (Billy) Alessi and Bob (Bobby) Alessi (born 12 July 1953, West Hempstead, New York).

Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)

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Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)

Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 528MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 192MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Rock

The three members of Niacin each have high profile reputations. Bassist Billy Sheehan worked with Mr. Big, Talas, & David Lee Roth. Keyboardist John Novello worked with Chick Corea & Andy Summers, & drummer Dennis Chambers worked with Santana, George Clinton, & Stanley Clarke. As Niacin, they write songs that allow them to show off their musical gifts & powerful, soulful style. The sum of the parts makes the band a unique & identifiable force. The album features 2 unreleased studio tracks 'Front & Center' & 'Gelatin'.

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2CD, Japanese Blue-Spec CD2, Remastered Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]

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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2CD, Japanese Blue-Spec CD2, Remastered Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 2CD, Remastered Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 700 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 243 Mb | Scans ~ 194 Mb
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP 30267~8 | Time: 01:46:00

Bitches Brew is a studio double album by Miles Davis, released on March 30, 1970, on Columbia Records. The album continued his experimentation with electric instruments previously featured on his critically acclaimed In a Silent Way album. With the use of these instruments, such as the electric piano and guitar, Davis rejected traditional jazz rhythms in favor of a looser, rock-influenced improvisational style. Upon release, it received a mixed response, due to the album's unconventional style and experimental sound. Later, Bitches Brew gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1971.

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

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The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 394 Mb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Label: Now-Again | # NA 5094 | Time: 02:51:52
Psychedelic Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Acting, Thinking, Feeling marks the first time that psychedelic jazz ensemble The Stark Reality's Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album has been reissued in full (the 2003 Stones Throw Records anthology Now only contained half of the original album's music). The anthology also contains the band's out-of-print Roller Coaster Ride (first issued as 1969 on Now-Again in 2003), and a series of recently discovered, previously-unreleased tracks in a 3 CD "complete works" box set. Besides the missing Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop songs, the most exciting additions to the Stark Reality's oeuvre are the three songs recorded between the earliest incarnation of the band the big band that recorded "Theme To Say Brother" and "Acting, Thinking, Feeling" in 1968 - and the slimmed down combo that recorded the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. These recordings display a band in flux, and color the development of Stark's genius. We hear the signature sound of his "plugged in" vibes for the first time; we hear an early stab at the psychedelic "Red Yellow Moonbeams" (and realize why the addition of John Abercrombie's fuzz guitar was crucial to his vision); we hear a subtle change towards a more funk and rock based sound.

Fashion Pink ‎- ... To Brainstorm: SWF-Sessions Volume 3 (2000)

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Fashion Pink ‎- ... To Brainstorm: SWF-Sessions Volume 3 (2000)

Fashion Pink ‎- … To Brainstorm: SWF-Sessions Volume 3 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Long Hair, LHC00003 | ~ 420 or 153 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.03 Mb
Krautrock, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Fashion Pink were actually the ancestor band to Brainstorm,which recordings saw no light until 2000.They were formed in Baden-Baden in 1968 by multi-instrumentalist Roland Schaeffer along with Eddy von Overheidt on keyboards,Jürgen Argast on bass,Helmut Rusch on guitars and Joachim Koinzer on drums,all coming from local pop groups…

The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971) 3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered 2014

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The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971) 3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered 2014

The Sons of Champlin - Loosen Up Naturally (1969) + The Sons (1969) + Follow Your Heart (1971)
3 LPs on 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 922 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 02:24:32
Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Early Jazz Rock | Label: BSO | # BGOCD1135

This 2014 three-fer contains Loosen Up Naturally, The Sons, and Follow Your Heart, the albums the Sons of Champlin recorded between 1969 and 1971. These are also the Sons' first three albums and it's possible to hear them stretch out with each subsequent record, deepening their grooves, highlighting their jazz inflections, and eventually folding in a rather smooth, sun-kissed gloss. Unlike many of their San Franciscan brethren, they weren't particularly hard-edged or Dionysian: they had a stronger sense of soul and rhythm, they reveled in feel over texture. This can mean that all three of these records meander a bit – songwriting wasn't a Sons specialty – but there's an open-hearted attitude to the trinity that remains appealing.

Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

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Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:38:39
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Rock | Label: Capitol | # UCCU-90112

With Wayne Henderson of Crusaders fame handling the production, Caldera showed a great deal of promise on its self-titled 1976 debut album. The Latin jazz-fusion unit isn't afraid to take chances on such imaginative pieces as Jorge Strunz's "El Juguete" and Eduardo del Barrio's "Exaltation" – chances that pay off in a major way. Though one can tell that Caldera's members were well aware of such explorers as Return to Forever, Weather Report, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it's also clear that they were major Earth, Wind & Fire fans and had absorbed a wide variety of Latin music. Strunz and del Barrio were hardly the only fusionists who incorporated Latin rhythms in the 1970s – Chick Corea, George Duke, Wayne Shorter, Al DiMeola, and Joe Zawinul were all well aware of the musical innovations of Latinos, but Caldera was unique in the sense that the band represented a real melting pot of Latinos bringing different ideas to the table. And on this LP, those ideas work magnificently.

Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three `69 & Volume Two `70 (2004)

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Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three `69 & Volume Two `70 (2004)

Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three `69 & Volume Two `70 (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Air Mail Archive | Japan | ~ 729 or 303 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 105 Mb
Rock / Jazz Rock

Manfred Mann Chapter Three was a British experimental jazz rock band founded by South African keyboard player Manfred Mann and long-time partner Mike Hugg. The line-up for its debut at Newcastle's Mayfair Ballroom on 24 October 1969 was; Mike Hugg (vocals/electric piano), Mann (organ), Bernie Living (alto sax), Steve York (bass) and Craig Collinge (drums), augmented by a five-piece brass section of Clive Stevens (tenor sax), Carl Griffiths (tenor sax), Dave Coxhill (baritone sax), Gerald Drewett (trombone) and Sonny Corbett (trumpet)…

Blodwyn Pig (Mick Abrahams) - Albums Collection 1969-2000 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Blodwyn Pig (Mick Abrahams) - Albums Collection 1969-2000 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Blodwyn Pig (Mick Abrahams) - Albums Collection 1969-2000 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.19 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 457 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Blues-Rock, Prog-Rock, Jazz-Rock | Time: 03:04:14

A quirky detour of late-'60s British progressive/blues rock, Blodwyn Pig was founded by former Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams, who left Tull after the This Was album. Abrahams was joined by bassist Andy Pyle, drummer Ron Berg, and Jack Lancaster, who gave the outfit their most distinctive colorings via his saxophone and flute. On their two albums, they explored a jazz/blues/progressive style somewhat in the mold of (unsurprisingly) Jethro Tull, but with a lighter feel. They also bore some similarities to John Mayall's jazzy late-'60s versions of the Bluesbreakers, or perhaps Colosseum, but with more eclectic material. Both of their LPs made the British Top Ten, though the players' instrumental skills were handicapped by thin vocals and erratic (though oft-imaginative) material. The group were effectively finished by Abrahams' departure after 1970's Getting to This. They briefly reunited in the mid-'70s, and Abrahams was part of a different lineup that reformed in the late '80s; they have since issued a couple of albums in the 1990s.

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs [Re-Up]

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Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs [Re-Up]

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums) (2008)
4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LP sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Scans included | Time: 02:35:37
Label: Captain Trip Records | # CTCDB-610/613
Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock

With the possible exception of Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Gilbert Artman's Lard Free was probably the premier French progressive group of the '70s. The prolific Heldon might win in terms of amount of material, but the three near-perfect albums by Lard Free (despite the truly wretched band name) probably have them beat in terms of overall quality. Although Artman, a drummer who also dabbles in synthesizers and piano, called Lard Free a group, he was the only constant member; all three albums have different lineups. 1973's Lard Free consists of relatively short pieces with prominent piano and saxophone parts, and as such is the most jazz-oriented of the three. The following year's I'm Around About Midnight consists of three long pieces with much more synthesizer; at times, it sounds almost like early (pre-ambient) Tangerine Dream, or perhaps Clear Light, the French collective Artman and the then-current lineup of Lard Free occasionally worked with around this time. 1977's Lard Free III, also known as Spirale Malax, is Artman's best work, a pair of side-long experiments that combine space music, jazz, and King Crimson-style heavy progressive rock better than many groups (including King Crimson) could ever hope to manage.