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Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

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Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 421 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 83 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2007 Capitol / Groove Merchant / Groove Hut Records | GH66704
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog – while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb – cuts like "Dig on It" (later sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Fat Cakes," and "The Now Thing" rival the Meters for sheer soulfulness. The covers are no less impressive – while renditions of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Aretha Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark" remain true to the spirit of the original recordings, the ingenious arrangements also allow McGriff and his band panoramic stretches of space to explore.

Lou Reed - New York (2020) {Rhino--Warner Records Deluxe Edition 603497847167 rec 1989}

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Lou Reed - New York (2020) {Rhino--Warner Records Deluxe Edition 603497847167 rec 1989}

Lou Reed - New York (2020) {Rhino–Warner Records Deluxe Edition 603497847167 rec 1989}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 662 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 328 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2020 Rhino / Warner Records | 603497847167
Rock / Contemporary Rock / Rock & Roll / Experimental

Were I a professor of rock and roll music and one to grade albums, this record would stand as the finest record I've heard in my 50+ years of listening to this stuff. It's not my emotional favorite album (that being The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle) but it's a record I listen to often, still. Each song stands on its merits and the lyrics are just brilliant; Lou was the smartest man who ever played rock and roll. It's not an easy listening album; like most of Lou's records there are some cuts that are painful to listen to, but some of the rock cuts are ear worms, most notably Dirty Boulevard which replaced Sweet Jane as Lou's signature live song. This album is like reading a really good book; the trip is a great one, and when it is done, you'll be thinking about it for a very long time.

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998) [Re-Up]

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Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998) [Re-Up]

Richard Galliano - French Touch (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:37
Post-Bop, Tango, Modern Composition | Label: Disques Dreyfus | # FDM 36596-2

Tango accordion has a clear icon in the late Astor Piazzolla, but these days Richard Galliano is making a strong case for being the premier jazz accordionist. He's as lyrical as one needs, swings like mad, or brings tempos down to a sensual jog with passion and soul. When called upon, he can play a gut-wrenching tango or two himself. For this effort he's joined by two different crack rhythm sections, the brilliant Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Daniel Humair (seven tracks), or the slightly cut below Remi Vignolo and Andre Ceccarelli (four tracks), bass and drums respectively. It's not hard to hear a distinctly French but improvisationally Americanized sound. The lone standard, "You Must Believe in Spring", is one of many waltzes, but this one jumps from second to fifth gear, Galliano rapidly flying through the changes. The title track is also quick, with "Augusta" more a sprightly 3/4, while "L'Envers du Décor" is an easier modal three beat. Nods to Brazilian Hermeto Pascoal are heard on his composition "Bébé" and the mallets on drums and heavy conga beat-based fanfare and theme of "Passarinho".

Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza espanolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)

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Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza espanolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)

Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza españolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | # 8802009 | Time: 00:54:41

Manuel de Falla was one of the 20th century's most original and distinctive composers. His music was firmly rooted in the folk music of Spain. Here his vivid scores are interpreted by the foremost exponent of this repertoire, the late, great Alicia de Larrocha.

David Linx - Skin in the Game (2020) {Cristal Records}

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David Linx - Skin in the Game (2020) {Cristal Records}

David Linx - Skin in the Game (2020) {Cristal Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Fronr | 437MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

David Linx, qui a débuté la scène à 14 ans met «sa peau en jeu» pour ses 40 ans de carrière ! On peut affirmer que David Linx est l’inventeur du « chanteur de jazz européen », et c’est, bien au-delà de l’espace européen, l’un des plus formidables chanteurs de jazz que l’on puisse entendre. De sa manière de phraser et de se placer, d’articuler chaque note, d’utiliser la voix dans toute sa tessiture et de vivre l’improvisation comme un soliste, jusqu’à sa façon de conserver l’âme du gospel, le mouvement du swing, l’indépendance du rythme sur le tempo et l’esprit du blues, tout son art relève profondément du jazz.

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

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Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Mercury | # 832 133-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Primitive Dance is a 1987 album by Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady. The song "The Awakening" features the vocals of Irish singer Moya Brennan. Mark Knopfler guests on guitar on one track.

Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)

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Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)

Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:11
Post-Bop, Modern Creative, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 35986 4

Viva Caruso is easily one of tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano's most ambitious and enjoyable recordings. Much like Terence Blanchard's Jazz in Film or Uri Caine's Urlicht/Primal Light, Viva Caruso finds the reedman adapting orchestral melodies and harmonies to a jazz format. Inspired after reading a biography about Italian tenor and opera legend Enrico Caruso, Lovano spent most of 2000 through 2001 researching Caruso's music and developing this project. There is a progressive, third stream appeal to Viva Caruso, with the various instruments laying down intricate counter-melodies and liquid, pulsating rhythms. For example, "Vesto La Giubba" from Pagliacci is slowed down here into a kind of folk-jazz meditation, not unlike something Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio might do. Likewise, "Campane a Sera" features a pretty flute introduction to a very mid-'50s, Stan Kenton-style arrangement, and Gerald Wilson could very easily have scored "Soltano a Te" with its characteristically West Coast, neo-phonic horn sounds.

Whitesnake - Unzipped (2018) [5CD +DVD Box Set]

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Whitesnake - Unzipped (2018) [5CD +DVD Box Set]

Whitesnake - Unzipped (2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino Records, PR2 573092 | ~ 1794 or 720 Mb | Scans(png) -> 996 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch -> 8.27 Gb
Rock / Hard Rock / Acoustic

This collection brings together unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20+ years, including rare and unreleased studio and live recordings, acoustic demos, concert videos, interviews and more.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs of Doc Souchon (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 80 Mb | 00:34:47
Jazz, Big Band, Retro Swing | Label: Southern Broadcasting

Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of the barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back-channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view. On September 25th, fans will be able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny.

Bob Mould - Blue Hearts (2020)

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Bob Mould - Blue Hearts (2020)

Bob Mould - Blue Hearts (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:39
Alternative Rock, Punk Rock | Label: Merge Records

In the winter of 2019, Bob Mould bucked the era’s despair with his most melodic, upbeat album in ages, Sunshine Rock. Cut to spring of 2020, and he has this to say: “We’re really in deep now.”

Tangerine Dream - Light Flux (2017/2020)

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Tangerine Dream - Light Flux (2017/2020)

Tangerine Dream - Light Flux (2017/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 358 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:01:07
Progressive Electronic, Berlin School | Label: Eastgate Music

Light Flux was released as companion to the long-awaited autobiography by Edgar Froese. It comes in two versions: as a full length album with six tracks and as a EP featuring only three of the six tracks.

Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}

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Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}

Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 1991 Prestige New Jazz / Victor Japan | VICJ-23635
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream / Saxophone / Flute

Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet.

Andreas Schaerer - The Waves Are Rising, Dear! (2020) {ACT}

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Andreas Schaerer - The Waves Are Rising, Dear! (2020) {ACT}

Andreas Schaerer - The Waves Are Rising, Dear! (2020) {ACT}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 231MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Andreas Schaerer’s recent projects have established him at the forefront of the creative jazz scene in Europe. The Berne-based artist’s debut on the label, the revolutionary orchestral work "The Big Wig", a commission from the Lucerne Festival, was followed by a quartet formation with Michael Wollny, Vincent Peirani and Emile Parisien, “Out of Land”, and most recently by an album with another quartet, “A Novel of Anomaly”. This succession of highly contrasting releases have shown that Schaerer is not a jazz singer in any conventional sense: he is a vocal artist capable of imitating almost every instrument or sound with his voice. He covers all kinds of vocal styles from crooning to operatic tenor, and he is able to juxtapose them all in a completely individual way.

Kataklysm - Unconquered (2020)

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Kataklysm - Unconquered (2020)

Kataklysm - Unconquered (2020)
Canada | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90 MB
Melodic Death Metal | Label : Nuclear Blast

Thundering with newly fueled power from the shadows and dust of humanity's crumbling existence, KATAKLYSM return triumphant with their 14th full length studio album: UNCONQUERED. For almost 3 decades, the French-Canadian melodic death metal syndicate has delivered unapologetic waves of powerful sound across the entire globe. As of late, that globe has suffered tremendously, forcing the inspiration of many artists to extinguish, but for KATAKLYSM, the pressure caused a creative spring to burst forth with furious energy. “With everything that’s going on in the world, we couldn’t have chosen a better title,” explains vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “This album is a rebirth of aggression for KATAKLYSM. No one planned this to happen the way it did, but the name of this album makes total sense right now. It’s an aggressive album, yes, but a positive aggression.” Themes of fighting back and overcoming the insurmountable seethe through the lyrics and melodies of UNCONQUERED; consistent, sonic reminders of the battles that lead to triumph.

Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Count Basie and His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517909045)

When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like "Cute," "Little Pony," "Splanky," "Li'l Darlin'," and "Repetition," the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel…