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Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

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Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 459 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:57
Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Lettuce Records

It's a daunting task but a laudable ambition to afford direct tribute to a musician as iconic as Miles Davis and a work of his equal in stature, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). But like the ensembles before them that revisited this bonafide classic, including the World Saxophone Quartet, Lettuce prove up to the task. In fact, he octet tender their homage, Witches Stew, in such a way it suggests 'The Man with the Horn,' were he still living, might well look the band for inspiration as he did Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone at the time of the original recordings.

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}

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Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

In general Freddie Hubbard's Columbia recordings can be skipped by serious jazz fans because, with the exception of Super Blue and to a lesser extent this album, they are overtly commercial and rather insincere efforts. This particular record at least uses the trumpeter's regular quintet of the period (with Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, the up-and-coming keyboardist Billy Childs, bassist Larry Klein and drummer Carl Burnett) although the title cut has three guests (including keyboardist George Duke) whose role seemed to be to make the music more funky. With the exception of the standard "Theme from Summer of '42," none of the other songs (all group originals) caught on but Hubbard takes some good solos during these modern mainstream performances.

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media – the very entity attacked in this song – has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson.

Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}

Posted By: tiburon
Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}

Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 371MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, R&B

Let It Go, Norman Brown's inspired 2017 debut album for Shanachie Records, has something for everyone, whether an R&B fan or a jazz aficionado. From "Holding You," his sensuous collaboration with R&B great Chanté Moore and Norman's re-imagining of the Five Stairsteps classic "Ooh Child" to the smoothly grooving "Remember Who You Are" and the serenely inspired "Let It Go," Let It Go is Norman Brown at his best.

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

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Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 282MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, R&B

Pointer's last release found him resurfacing on a label (Shanachie) known for almost everything but fusion. This record sounds much like the ones he made in the late '70s and 1980s, except that he also does some competent vocals. These are pleasant, heavily produced and arranged tracks with minimal improvisation and limited energy and intensity. They are jazz only in the broadest sense and are not aimed at hardcore listeners or purists. If easy listening instrumental fare is up your alley, then Pointer's light solos and heavily arranged music work.

Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982) {Capitol} [Re-Up]

Posted By: tiburon
Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982) {Capitol} [Re-Up]

Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 277MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Funk, Soul

A surprisingly excellent record – a blend of off-kilter vocals, funky fusion, and jazz violin – also one of Noel Pointer's most soul-based albums, thanks to some great arrangements from Chisoul maestro Richard Evans! The album takes the electric feel of Pointer's 70s work, and gives it a nice Capitol Rare twist – hitting some really sweet mellow tunes that really put the violin on back burner, and which focus on Pointer's compelling and spacey vocals.

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}

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Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

Successful instrumental debut session from the electric violinist who was a dominant figure at Blue Note in the late '70s. Pointer could at times churn out a surprisingly riveting solo, but he spent more time plugging into rigidly arranged, heavily produced and orchestrated structures and supporting background vocalists.

Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}

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Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}

Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 100dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Keyboardist Tom Coster has shown in his JVC recordings (of which this is the first) that fusion was not only alive in the 1990s (if somewhat underground) but still had potential for creativity. With assistance from altoist Marc Russo (formerly with the Yellowjackets), guitarist Chris Camozzi, electric bassist Alfonso Johnson, drummer Dennis Chambers and two guest spots for saxophonist Norbert Stachel, Coster performs spirited versions of 11 of his originals.

Incognito - Live In London: 35th Anniversary Show (2015) [BDRip 1080p]

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Incognito - Live In London: 35th Anniversary Show (2015) [BDRip 1080p]

Incognito - Live In London: 35th Anniversary Show (2015)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1920x816 (2.35:1), 29.970 fps, 7 550 Kbps | 8.9 GB
Audio: FLAC, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 897 Kbps; DTS, 48.0 KHz, 5 ch, 1 510 Kbps | Length: 02:08:03
Genre: Jazz Funk, Soul, R&B

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}

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Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band - Live At The Palais Des Glaces (1979) {2CD Set Blue Marge 1001 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 636 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 227 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 2004 Terrones / Blue Marge | 1001
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Fusion / Hard Bop / Jazz-Funk / Saxophone

From the outset, Archie Shepp's terminally misunderstood Attica Blues on Impulse during the 1970s was an attempt by the saxophonist and composer to bring together the various kinds of African American musics under one heading and have them all express the conscience of the day. His ensemble featured singers, string players, horns, drums, guitars, etc. The sounds were a Gordian knot of jazz, free music, R&B, soul, groove, and even funk. In 1979 Shepp was given the opportunity to realize the project with an ensemble of his choosing at the Palais des Glaces in Paris (New York was already courting Wimpton Marsalis). Shepp chose 30 musicians and director/conductor Ray Copeland. Among the throng were saxophonists Marion Brown, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, and John Ware.

Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk (1974) {BMG}

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk (1974) {BMG}

Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk (1974) {BMG}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 214MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

As Dean Rudland points out in Ace's 2014 reissue of Lonnie Liston Smith's 1974 set Cosmic Funk, Smith himself views this LP as a transitional effort, capturing him between his pioneering work with Miles Davis' electric group and the exploratory Expansions. This suggests it perhaps isn't a cohesive album and, true enough, it's a record where the good ideas are sometimes suggested rather than developed. Much of the record showcases the smooth vocal stylings of Smith's brother Donald, who leads on a vocal version of John Coltrane's "Naima," lends a bit of a supper club vibe to "Beautiful Woman," croons through "Peaceful Ones," and dives into the thick, overlapping grooves of the title track. That opening song is one of the few tracks that emphasizes funk, otherwise the cosmic reigns, as the group usually getting spacy all the while never quite leaving the earth.

Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]

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Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]

Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 52:38 min | 127 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion | Label: GAD Records

Nobody expected that Alex Band after their funk, dancey debut would steer towards the thoroughbred, big-band jazz and record one of the most underrated album in this stylistics to appear in Poland. The spine-tingling, lyrical melodies combined with the dazzling Spanish mode of expression, and the echoes of funky rhythms from the debut “Zderzenie myśli” team up with the impassioned swing.

Arnett Cobb - Chittlin' Shout (1971) {Japan P-Vine Records PCD-22214 rel 2005}

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Arnett Cobb - Chittlin' Shout (1971) {Japan P-Vine Records PCD-22214 rel 2005}

Arnett Cobb - Chittlin' Shout (1971) {Japan P-Vine Records PCD-22214 rel 2005}
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© 1971, 2005 P-Vine Records | PCD-22214
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

A stomping Texas tenor player in the tradition of Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb's accessible playing was between swing and early rhythm blues. Cobb emerged in the big leagues by succeeding Illinois Jacquet with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra (1942-1947). After leaving the band, Cobb formed his own group, but his initial success was interrupted in 1948, when he had to undergo an operation on his spine. After recovering, he resumed touring. But a major car accident in 1956 crushed Cobb's legs and he had to use crutches for the rest of his life. However, by 1959, he returned to active playing and recording. Cobb spent most of the 1960s leading bands back in Texas, but starting in 1973, he toured and recorded more extensively.

Pete Levin - Mobius (2017) {Pete Levin Music}

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Pete Levin - Mobius (2017) {Pete Levin Music}

Pete Levin - Mobius (2017) {Pete Levin Music}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 433MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Keyboardist-arranger-composer PeteLevin’s 9th solo release, Mobius, was recorded live in the studio in two days, capturing the“no boundaries” spirit of Gil Evans. The music explores textural grooves ranging from straight-ahead bop to funk, world-beat, and the experimental. The disc features 10 tracks including 8 originals, “I Mean You” by Thelonious Monk & Coleman Hawkins and “There Comes A Time” by Tony Williams. Anchored by Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel’s original bassist) and Lenny White (Chick Corea’s original drummer) the high-energy band and the compositions have the spontaneity and dynamics of a live performance. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, Levin has performed and recorded with numerous jazz and pop artists, including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield.

The Blackbyrds - City Life (1975) & Unfinished Business (1976) [1999, Remastered Reissue]

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The Blackbyrds - City Life (1975) & Unfinished Business (1976) [1999, Remastered Reissue]

The Blackbyrds - City Life (1975) & Unfinished Business (1976) [1999, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | WavPack (WV), Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 74:48 Min | 538,12 Mb
Label: Fantasy Records (USA) | Cat.# FCD-24751-2 | Released: 1999-05-03 (1975/1976)

This reissue combines two of the Blackbyrds' classic albums, City Life from 1975 and Unfinished Business from 1976, on a single 74-minute CD. To be sure, "classic" isn't a word that many jazz purists have used to describe the albums - when Donald Byrd produced them, bop's hard-liners were denouncing the Clifford Brown-influenced trumpeter as a shameless sellout and insisting that he should have stuck to straight-ahead acoustic jazz. But then, the Blackbyrds weren't going after jazz purists - their music was soul, funk, and disco with jazz overtones, and the people who bought their albums were more likely to be into Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power than Sonny Stitt or Art Blakey.