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Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)

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Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)

Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders - Nigeria Dey Cry (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 356.41 Mb | 49:30 | Covers
Afrobeat, Afro-Funk | Label: Playasound - PS 65297

Recorded at Studio Chateau Richard. Liner Notes written in English by Mabinuori Kayode Idowu, French translation by Jaqueline Grandchamp. Olusegun Damisa passed away in 2006 during the final production stages of this album. Mabinuori Kayode Iwodu writes in the liner notes: "With a hind-sight privileged as I was at his death bed, I can understand why Segun fought so desperately to beat the cancer that was slowly and painfully taking away his life. The only thing that calmed his combative soul was my promise that we all in the afrobeat family will do everything within our means to perpetrate his memory with the release of his gift to us all - this beautiful and rich afrobeat album."

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 257MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul

Roy Ayers's had long made his shift into R&B/soul by 1976's Everybody Loves the Sunshine. His recordings of this period can be very hit and miss, and in this particular record, you get both. The title track, "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," is a quintessential song from the mid-'70s. While it might not have slammed the charts like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," it's still a revered classic. It evokes that feeling of sweltering concrete in Brooklyn where the only relief is the local fire hydrant.

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}

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Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 493MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 178MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

With the tragic passing of Michael Brecker in 2007 at the all-too-young age of 57, it seemed that the flagship group the Brecker Brothers, co-led by the saxophonist with his trumpet-wielding older brother Randy, was also to be a thing of the past. But some things never die; as it was, during the saxophonist's lifetime, the horn-led band that defined the term "downtown funk" and an edgy, urban sound that could only have come from New York City seemed to have an unquenchable life clearly fated to continue, even as the brothers separated at various points to pursue other projects.

Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)

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Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)

Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 199MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Brazilian Jazz, Fusion

Telecommunication demonstrates Azymuth's ability to occasionally get into trouble when resorting to hi-tech gimmickry for its own sake, but also illustrates how rewarding the Brazilian trio can be. With its vocoder-ish hijinks, the funk-influenced "May I Have This Dance" is a dated and corny bit of silliness unworthy of Azymuth. But there's also much to admire on this CD, including the haunting "The House I Lived In," the sensuous "Country Road," and the sentimental "Last Summer in Rio." Though keyboardist/pianist José Roberto Bertrami and bassist/guitarist Alex Malheiros do not always stretch out enough, the results are quite appealing when they do.

Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)

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Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)

Bob Baldwin - MelloWonder: Songs In The Key Of Stevie (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 535 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | 01:15:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Crossover Jazz / Jazz-Pop / Smooth Jazz
City Sketches Inc. Records / Red River Entertainment #RRECD166

Four-time SESAC Award-winning and Grammy nominee Pianist/Arranger Bob Baldwin continues his flow of music, and follows up with his tributes to Michael Jackson and Songwriter extraordinaire Thom Bell with his MelloWonder/Songs In the Key of Stevie CD. MelloWonder… takes some of his favorite songs from the catalog of Stevie Wonder, and particularly a huge chunk between 1969-1974, when Baldwin believes this was the beginning of an era where Wonder turned the keyboard into a “one-man orchestra.” The project is a dream project, which took two years to complete.

Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)

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Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)

Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

Ramsey Lewis has long been content to record lightweight pop/R&B grooves. Occasionally on this set the acoustic pianist (whose backup crew includes guitarist Henry Johnson and keyboardist Michael Logan) sounds like he would like to break away a bit from the predictable but he keeps the impulse in check. There is little to distinguish this CD from his previous few.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

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Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)

Charles Fambrough - Upright Citizen (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:20
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk | Label: Random Chance | # RCD-7

The heart of a jazz fan beats like Fambrough's bass, driving the lifeblood of warm sounds through the speakers and into the brain. Some bassists, in their own sessions, favor percussive and percolating arrangements that place the instrument in the role of soloist. Charles Fambrough actually seems to downplay the bass on Upright Citizen, ceding the spotlight to guests like Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Ford. Fambrough's domain here is the rhythm section, adding programmed drums to his basslines in order to get the right foundation in place. As the captain of this ship, Fambrough ensures a smooth ride, absorbing the shock in Alex Bugnon's potentially bumpy "In Stride" and making sure a track like "D's Song" has the right amount of snap to it.

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) Japanese Reissue, 2012 [Re-Up]

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Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) Japanese Reissue, 2012 [Re-Up]

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Japanese Reissue, 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note/EMI Music Japan | # TOCJ-50505 | 00:40:51

Recorded in 1972, a decade removed from the last of Horace Silver's classic quintet recordings, In Pursuit of the 27th Man has never been regarded as one of the pianist's prime releases, which likely explains why Blue Note took this long to make it available on CD. But the album, which moves gracefully between quartet performances featuring vibraphonist David Friedman and quintet numbers featuring the young Brecker brothers (Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor saxophone), has its distinctive charms. While maintaining the crispness and sense of adventure with which he has always signed his music, Silver and bands ease through some of his most appealing melodies. Songs such as Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother" have the early '70s written all over them, but even in those cases their light-handed lyricism and boppish vitality keep them fresh. Friedman's idiosyncratic sound adds a sense of mystery to the music, which, with Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums, never lacks for a solid and soulful center.

Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise (1980/2018)

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Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise (1980/2018)

Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise (1980/2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 347 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:53:19
Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion | Label: Cordial Recordings

Cordial reissue Afrodisia's sought-after 'Elephant Sunrise' album from 1980. A combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany, Afrodisia. 'Elephant Sunrise' has become a collectors item because every song's a winner! The music spans soul to funk to disco and jazz with great ease.

Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)

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Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)

Five Alarm Funk - Big Smoke (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 283.19 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Country: Canada | Label: Ropeadope

Five Alarm Funk is a horn-powered, percussion-fueled sonic and visual assault. Over 17 years of hard funking the band has burned up stages on four continents, released six studio albums and received two Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammys). And this ride isn’t about to slow down, Five Alarm Funk is set to release their 7th studio album, Big Smoke in 2020. The 11 tracks get right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun.

Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}

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Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}

Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 217MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion

Until the arrival of the Sugarcubes, jazz fusion band Mezzoforte was Iceland’s best-known musical export. The group was formed in 1977 at a Reykjavik high school by Fridrik Karlsson (b. 24 April 1960; guitar), Eythór Gunnarsson (b. 9 September 1961; keyboards), Jóhann Ásmundsson (b. 30 March 1961; bass), and Gunnlaugur Briem (b. 8 September 1962; drums). They signed a recording contract with local label Steinar, and with the assistance of Stefán S. Stefánsson (saxophone) recorded their debut album. Bjorn Thorarensen (keyboards) joined in time for the recording of the band’s second long-player Octopus.

Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}

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Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}

Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 320MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

German born Peter Muller's debut album M-Vibez (2003) received high accolades by many jazz fusion friends around the world. Comparing him with Marcus Miller has several reasons, both are playing a Fender bass, both are masters of the slap technique. But digging deeper one finds the difference between Marcus and Peter. Peter prefers themes of the jazz fusion genres and stretches his repertoire to world music. So the audience was impressed by the slap funk grooves of Kasbah and Eastbound melting Western slap bass and turntable scratches with Arabian sounds. Now Peter Muller is back with his sophomore album The Flow (2008) and Peter continues his voyage to foreign coasts.

Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)

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Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)

Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:41:37
R&B, Funk, Soul-Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Rykodisc | # RCD 10943

Closing in on 20 years since their last album, the whole gang is here, pretty much – the core of Don and David Was and Sir Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson, along with Was (Not Was) vets Luis Resto, David McMurray, Wayne Kramer, Donald Ray Mitchell, and Randy Jacobs, as well as roughly a couple dozen additional accomplices, from Booker T. Jones to (of course) Kris Kristofferson. Mixing and matching funk, rock, and soul with a little jazz and blues, and enhanced on occasion by some seamlessly incorporated electronics, Boo! delivers robust party material with plenty of straight-faced, sidesplitting/head-scratching humor…precisely what you'd expect from them, then. They've remained ageless all along, balancing their adolescent pranksterism with sharp social observations and deliriously random humor, deploying it all over sturdy grooves that roam unselfconsciously across the history of R&B.

Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}

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Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}

Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion, Soul

Released in 1980 on A&M Records and produced by George Duke and engineered by Erik Zobler, this album, combined with the popularity of the others, became the height of Seawind's success and recognition. A&M also produced a video of the song What Cha Doin', which helped it become a top ten hit and Seawind was now on both the jazz and R&B charts of the major trade magazines. The group tours Japan for a second time, performs in Manila, Philippines and stops in Hawaii for their annual home coming tour, performing on Kauai, The Big Island and Oahu. Record sales and radio air play peaked in 1981, and the group began working on their fifth recording. Completed in 1982, it sadly was never released and the group breaks up.