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Halie Loren - After Dark (2010) [Re-Up]

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Halie Loren - After Dark (2010) [Re-Up]

Halie Loren - After Dark (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: White Moon | # none | Time: 01:04:44

On After Dark, Halie's warm and sultry voice unites with a lighter, upbeat sound that incorporates a variety of Latin beats on such standards as Jobim's Waters of March and classics from other genres, such as jazzy versions of Joni Mitchell's Carey and Stevie Wonder's Happier Than the Morning Sun. Loren's originals are the gems of the album highlighting her songwriting talent and ability to merge pop sensibility with jazz intuition, while showcasing her diverse vocal renderings. Her ability to uniquely interpret jazz standards in Portuguese and French help to make this one of the most challenging and refreshing albums Loren has recorded to date. Halie Loren's definition of jazz is wide and deep and she has the impressive vocal abilities to carry the listener across genres and eras with seamless, beautiful ease.

Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

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Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Scans included
Label: Shanachie | # SH 5436 | Time: 00:55:28
Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Bridges is the sublime collaboration of 2 of the most renowned instrumentalists in Jazz! Between them, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Chuck Loeb have either written, produced, or performed on more than 50 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles. Both have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 20 years as solo artists and featured artists in various groups: Marienthal with the likes of Chick Corea, The Rippingtons, Keiko Matsui, and Jeff Lorber and Loeb as co-leader of Fourplay and Jazz Funk Soul. Bridges represents these Smooth Jazz icons at their best, but it is more than just a Smooth Jazz album. As the title suggests, these Soundscapes bridge the gap between the commercial world of Smooth Jazz, the tranquility of New Age music, and the more artistic explorations that are at the heart of the true Jazz experience! Highlights of the 10 Marienthal/Loeb originals include "Crossings", the haunting ballad and first single, the soulful and bluesy "Duality", the romantic "Noir" and much more!

Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)

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Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)

Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 389 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | 00:55:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B / Funk / Soul / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz
N-Coded Music / Warlock Records #NC-4213-2

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in October 1961, Butler was only a child when he started singing and playing acoustic guitar.

Sadao Watanabe - California Shower (1978) {Flying Disk Japan VDP-5008 rel 1986)

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Sadao Watanabe - California Shower (1978) {Flying Disk Japan VDP-5008 rel 1986)

Sadao Watanabe - California Shower (1978) {Flying Disk Japan VDP-5008 rel 1986)
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 201 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 1986 Flying Disk / Victor Japan VDP-5008
Jazz / Fusion / Groove / Crossover Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

Sadao Watanabe (渡辺 貞夫, Watanabe Sadao) (born February 1, 1933) is a Japanese musician who plays the alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone and flute. He is known for his bossa nova recordings, although his work encompasses a large range of styles with collaborations from musicians all over the world. He has had 13 albums reach the top 50 billboard charts and 2 within the top 10. He has also had numerous albums reach number one on the jazz charts.

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny - Works II (1988) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny - Works II (1988)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: ECM | # 837 272-2 | Time: 00:43:35

This is a soul-stirring release performed by Pat Metheny and a plethora of friends, all great jazz musicians in their own right. Works II is a compilation of his finest work, spread out from the years 1976 to 1984. This guitarist/composer/bandleader became one of the leading names in the jazz genre during the '70s and '80s. This collection of beautifully written numbers reflects his character of good taste and the unique flavor of his graceful, even-flowing solos. Opening with "Unquity Road," Metheny is joined by the legendary Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on drums. The soothing sweeping tones of his guitar blends in charmingly with Moses pulsating percussion and the rousing basslines of Pastorius.

The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:18:06
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: GRP Records | # GRP97462

This CD contains selections from a triumphant Japanese tour which saw three-fourths of the original lineup augmented by such guest stars as guitarists Barry Finnerty and Roland Bautista, percussionist Rafael Cruz, and bassist Alphonso Johnson. But the interaction and contributions of Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Stix Hooper make this memorable, plus the fact that this is the first time the complete concert has ever been available on a domestic release. It's really a "greatest-hits live" CD, with such familiar numbers as "Spiral," "Rainbow Seeker," "So Far Away" and "Put It Where You Want It" part of the menu. While not in the class of such classic releases as 1, Scratch, or Second Crusade, this is still a welcome addition to the legacy of a sorely underrated group.

DANdadaDAN - Sen Bana Birini Android (2006) {Fono Müzik}

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DANdadaDAN - Sen Bana Birini Android (2006) {Fono Müzik}

DANdadaDAN - Sen Bana Birini Android (2006) {Fono Müzik}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 387 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 114 mb
Genre: indie rock, post rock, jazz-rock, psychedelic rock

Sen Bana Birini Android is the 2006 CD by Turkish rock band DANdadaDAN. This was released by
Fono Müzik.

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

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Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.

Tom Coster - The Forbidden Zone (1994) {JVC 20-bit K2 Mastered}

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Tom Coster - The Forbidden Zone (1994) {JVC 20-bit K2 Mastered}

Tom Coster - The Forbidden Zone (1994) {JVC 20-bit K2 Mastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 483 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Fusion | JVC #JVC-2040-2

For this excellent outing (his third project for JVC), keyboardist Tom Coster performs 11 originals plus "Lover Man." Although his fusion-oriented music is full of funky ensembles, there is more variety than expected. Coster shares the solo space with tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, and the fiery guitarist Scott Henderson, creating a colorful and sometimes unpredictable program of music.

Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society - Mandance (1982) {1991 Antilles}

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Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society - Mandance (1982) {1991 Antilles}

Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society - Mandance (1982) {1991 Antilles}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 290 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 92 mb
Genre: free jazz, jazz rock, jazz fusion

Mandance is the 1982 album by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society. The Decoding Society included Vernon Reid on guitar and guitar synth, done before he found success with Living Colour. This comes from a 1991 remaster released by Antilles/Island.

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan} **[RE-UP]**

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Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan} **[RE-UP]**

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 233 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 105 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz funk

Cherry is the 1972 album by Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson, who are also joined by Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Bob James, and Cornell Dupree. Released by CTI, this CD is the Japanese remaster that came out on 25 July, 2002 through the King label in Japan.

The Necks - Hanging Gardens (1999) {Fish Of Milk}

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The Necks - Hanging Gardens (1999) {Fish Of Milk}

The Necks - Hanging Gardens (1999) {Fish Of Milk}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 377 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: jazz, future jazz, abstract

Hanging Gardens is the 1999 album by Australian experimental jazz trio The Necks. As with some of their albums, this consists of only one song, a 60 minute composition. This was released by Fish Of Milk.

Naked City - Torture Garden (1990) {Shimmy Disc}

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Naked City - Torture Garden (1990) {Shimmy Disc}

Naked City - Torture Garden (1990) {Shimmy Disc}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 183 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 60 mb
Genre: noise rock, jazz noise

Torture Garden is the 1990 album by Naked City, the band that features John Zorn and Yamatsuka Eye of Japanese band Boredoms. While nine of the songs here appeared on Zorn's Naked City album, the remainder appeared on Naked City's own Grand Guidnol. This was released by the Shimmy Disc label.

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)

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Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)

Gerald Albright - The Very Best Of Gerald Albright (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Label: Atlantic | # 83460-2 | Time: 01:04:44

The first five chronologically sequenced tracks of this compilation mirror the rise of the smooth-jazz radio phenomenon. "So Amazing," "Bermuda Nights," "In the Mood," "My, My, My," and "Anniversary" are all still staples of the format. Released between 1987 and 1990, all (except the second one) are covers of popular R&B tunes, and they still sound fresh. These songs alone make this an excellent collection for smooth-jazz fans. Starting with his fifth album, Live at Birdland West, the exciting tenor saxophonist became a little more adventurous, often completely crossing that broad line that separates smooth jazz from contemporary electric jazz. Two duets–one with Lee Ritenour, "G & Lee," and "Boss of Nova," with Joe Sample–are two examples of his playing that sets Albright apart from most saxophonists who are tagged with the smooth-jazz label. Serious Albright fans may not appreciate the absence of his popular duets with his frequent partner, vocalist Will Downing, but that aside, this is a worthy summation of Albright's successful tenure at Atlantic Records.

Charmaine Clamor - Flippin' Out (2007) {FreeHam}

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Charmaine Clamor - Flippin' Out (2007) {FreeHam}

Charmaine Clamor - Flippin' Out (2007) {FreeHam}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 378 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 183 mb
Genre: vocal jazz, jazz pop

Flippin' Out is the 2007 compact disc by Filipina jazz vocalist Charmaine Clamor. The title is in reference to her being a "flip", the derogatory term for someone that is Filipino but she uses it as a way to say if she is going to "flip out", you too are allowed to flip out with her in a positive way. This was released on the FreeHam label.