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George Benson - That's Right (1996)

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George Benson - That's Right (1996)

George Benson - That's Right (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
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Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul | GRP Records #GRD-9823

George Benson may have changed labels with That's Right, but he didn't change his approach. Like his other '90s albums, That's Right is jazz-inflected quiet-storm soul. It's quietly funky and always grooving, whether he's playing a light uptempo number or a silky ballad. As always, Benson's tone is smooth and supple – it's a pleasure to hear him play, even if the material he has selected doesn't always showcase his ample skills. In fact, the unevenness in material is the very thing that keeps That's Right from being on par with Benson's early '80s contemporary soul records…

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

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Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
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© 2001 ACT Music | ACT 9281-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

It was through the influence of Landgren and Svensson’s former teacher Bengt-Arne Wallin, who recorded the landmark album “Old Folklore In Swedish Modern” back in 1962 (ACT 9254-2), that Svensson and Landgren were inspired to make a duo album centered around folk songs. In August 1997 both went into the studio and with only trombone and piano recorded Swedish Folk Modern (ACT 9257-2). Their improvised treatments of the classic songs of the folk culture not only impressed the public; it brought praise from the press.

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.

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - The Authorized Bootleg (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:55
Blues, Jazz Blues, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Thumb | # BTR 70132, 057 013-2

This is a keeper from the word "go." Recorded live in 1995 (but not released until 1998) at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA, Robben Ford is joined by long-time Blue Line trio members Roscoe Beck on bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums, as well as Bill Boublitz on a baby grand piano. Although nearly all of the songs can be found on other Ford albums (most are from Handful of Blues), one of the things that makes this jazzy recording so special is that Ford is playing only an acoustic guitar. The Ray Charles gem "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (which you WON'T find elsewhere) is simply beautiful, and on Paul Butterfield's "Lovin' Cup," it's just Ford and his guitar. The brilliance of his playing and the reason behind why so many guitar players put him at the top of their list can be found in Ford's performance on this release, alternating between lead and rhythm. The Authorized Bootleg also has great (albeit laid-back) versions of "When I Leave Here" and "Tired of Talkin'." Highly, highly recommended.

Louis Bellson & Walfredo do Los Reyes - Ecue Ritmos Cubanos (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-632-2 rel 1991}

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Louis Bellson & Walfredo do Los Reyes  - Ecue Ritmos Cubanos (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-632-2 rel 1991}

Louis Bellson & Walfredo do Los Reyes - Ecue Ritmos Cubanos (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-632-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 274 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 1977, 1991 Pablo / Fantasy | OJCCD-632-2
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Salsa / Latin Jazz / Percussion / Drums

Fourteen musicians, 46 instruments, and the astonishing rhythmic variety of the Afro-Cuban culture; ingredients for a percussion fiesta. Under the joint leadership of the veteran drummer Louis Bellson and the gifted Cuban percussionist Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr., a cross-section of American and Caribbean musicians explores the expressive possibilities in the complex rhythms developed within the musical traditions of the Nañigo descendants of Carabali tribesmen taken to Cuba from the Congo. The music is rich in texture, variety, and percussive melody. Warning: the compulsion to dance may be irresistible.

Mike Stern - Upside Downside (1986)

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Mike Stern - Upside Downside (1986)

Mike Stern - Upside Downside (1986)
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Jazz Fusion | Atlantic #7567-81656-2

Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy-nominated American jazz guitarist. After playing with Blood, Sweat & Tears, he landed a gig with drummer Billy Cobham, then with trumpeter Miles Davis from 1981 to 1983 and again in 1985. Following that, he launched a solo career, releasing more than a dozen albums. Stern was hailed as the Best Jazz Guitarist of 1993 by Guitar Player magazine. At the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in June 2007, Stern was honored with the Miles Davis Award, which was created to recognize internationally acclaimed jazz artists whose work has contributed significantly to the renewal of the genre…

Bill Evans (Sax) - Petite Blonde (1992) {Lipstick Records}

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Bill Evans (Sax) - Petite Blonde (1992) {Lipstick Records}

Bill Evans (Sax) - Petite Blonde (1992) {Lipstick Records}
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© 1992 Lipstick Records | LIP 89012 2
Jazz / Post Bop

A live recording with cuts from two concerts in Germany, it was recorded live to 24-track and later remixed for an amazing sound quality for a live album. Evans expands on the style of the late Miles Davis and the album is sometimes reminiscent stylistically of We Want Miles, but it has an individual touch due to the contributions from the different bandmembers. It's one of those rare live albums that is really enjoyable even if you were not at one of the shows. This album was voted Best Album of the Month by several large German publications.

Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}

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Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}

Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}
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Genre: funk, soul, R&B, jazz

Boscoe is the 1973 self-titled debut album by Chicago band Boscoe. Originally released on the very small Kingdom of Chad label, only a few copies were pressed and released before it did nothing. It would gain a cult following a few decades later. This was remastered and reissued in 2007 by The Numero Group.

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
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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.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}
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Genre: hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, soul

"If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" is the 1993 single by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. Released on Madonna's Maverick Records, this was released in support of her debut album Plantation Lullabies and received a lot of airplay on MTV. This single features six different mixes of the song, including the album version.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 362 mb
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Genre: R&B, soul

Peace Beyond Passion is the 1996 album by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. This was her second album and featured the hits "Stay", "Leviticus: Faggot" and her cover of Bill Withers' "Who Is He And What Is He To You".

Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}

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Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}

Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

One of the many jazzmen who started out playing hard bop but went electric during the fusion era, Joe Sample was, in the late '50s, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders' debt to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers wasn't hard to miss – except that the L.A.-based unit had no trumpeter, and became known for its unique tenor/trombone front line. Sample, a hard-swinging player who could handle chordal and modal/scalar improvisation equally well, stuck to the acoustic piano during the Crusaders' early years – but would place greater emphasis on electric keyboards when the band turned to jazz-funk in the early '70s and dropped "Jazz" from its name.

Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)

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Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)

Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: GRP | # GRD-9562, GRP-D-9562 | Time: 00:58:07

This set works very well. Dave Grusin and his younger brother Don Grusin use a variety of keyboards to create a series of colorful duets. Other than Dori Caymmi's "Southern Wind," all of the fairly spontaneous yet well-planned performances are originals by one or both of the brothers. Even listeners who are not that much into electronics will find much of interest on this melodic and funky, yet often unpredictable set.

VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan} **[REPOST]**

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VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan} **[REPOST]**

VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 476 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 174 mb
Genre: jazz, bossa nova, jazz funk, vocal jazz

Soul Source is normally affiliated with compilations filled with remixes and edits but this jazz comp are the straightforward songs by the original artists, compiled this way for your enjoyment. All of them are from the Verve Records vaults. Soul Source: Verve Sessions is a Japan-only release.

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

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Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.