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Tania Maria - Love Explosion (1984) {Concord Picante}

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Tania Maria - Love Explosion (1984) {Concord Picante}

Tania Maria - Love Explosion (1984) {Concord Picante}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 237MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Bossa Nova

The time I felt an explosion of musical love, was when through the hands and sounds of my favorite Brazilian pianist Luis Eca, I saw, heard and felt a colored flash of beauty, harmonious, sensual, loving, sweet, bitter, irritating. We discovered that music was a woman; assertive, urgent, possessive, dominant, explosive, but always bringing and explosive, powerful discovery, that by mixing bodies and souls without hesitation, you reach that desired target. Even today I'm fascianted by the strength and power of the musicians sounds in relation to our sensibility.

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk (1961) {Prestige PRCD-24291-2 rel 2004}

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Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk (1961) {Prestige PRCD-24291-2 rel 2004}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk (1961) {Prestige PRCD-24291-2 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 457 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2004 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24291-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

While organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith never attained the status of Jimmy Smith, he nonetheless fronted first-rate bands and accumulated a fine discography. Recorded in 1961, Opus de Funk brings together two Smith albums in one package, Stimulation and Opus de Funk. Since the same band – vibraphonist Freddie McCoy, guitarist Eddie McFadden, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Leo Stevens – played on both sets, and since both albums aren't very long by contemporary standards, the pair fit snuggly on the same CD. The really unusual element here is the presence of McCoy, because one doesn't usually associate vibes with jazz organ combos.

VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Volume 2 (1994)

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VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Volume 2 (1994)

Various Artists - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Vol. 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-71727-2 | Time: 01:09:52
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Rhino continues with their admirable excavation of the Atlantic vaults with this, their second round of some of the label's '60s jazz highlights. In the spotlight are such instrumental heavyweights as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, and Yusef Lateef, and on the vocal end there's fine work by Betty Carter and Mose Allison. Yes, this album might have a tough time competing with similar collections from the Blue Note and Impulse! imprints. But then again, those labels would be hard-pressed to come up with a selection as varied as this: From the truly idiosyncratic Ellington musings of Kirk ("Creole Love Call") to a taste of Aquarius age jazz by Charles Lloyd ("Dreamweaver: Meditation/Dervish Dance"), this 14-track disc truly runs the '60s jazz gamut.

Najee - The Morning After (2013) {Shanachie}

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Najee - The Morning After (2013) {Shanachie}

Najee - The Morning After (2013) {Shanachie}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Conceived as a musical journey of love, Najee's 2013 album, The Morning After, finds the sweet-toned, smooth jazz saxophonist delivering a set of songs that bring you along on a sensual and romantic road trip. The album follows up Najee's equally as passionate 2012 release, The Smooth Side of Soul. Along with a bevy of superb studio musicians, Najee is backed here by a capable rhythm section featuring keyboardist Demonte Posey, guitarist Ray Fuller, bassist Bill Sharpe, and drummer Daniel "dpondrums" Powell. Also featured is vocalist Meli'sa Morgan, who adds her warm and throaty vocal presence to the intimate R&B-infused track "In the Mood to Take It Slow." Elsewhere on The Morning After, Najee delves into the buoyant, streamlined jazz funk of "Rendezvous," the smooth jazz noir of "Paseo Nuevo," and the sparkling, groove-oriented "Trip to the Moon.".

Neil Ardley - Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (1976) {Dusk Fire DUSKCD101, 24bit remastered rel 2005}

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Neil Ardley - Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (1976) {Dusk Fire DUSKCD101, 24bit remastered rel 2005}

Neil Ardley - Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (1976) {Dusk Fire DUSKCD101, 24bit remastered rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
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© 1976, 2005 Gull / Dusk Fire Records | DUSKCD101
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Third Stream

Considered by many to be one of the Great British Jazz recordings of the 20th Century, this acclaimed "Lost Masterpiece" has only had limited availability on CD. It was beautifully recorded in 1976, featuring the cream of British Jazz Muscians including Barbara Thompson, Tony Coe, Ian Carr & Paul Buckmaster. Now issued in all its glory via 24Bit 96 k/Hz digital remastering. When it was originally released, Karl Dallas in Melody Maker said: "This work is possibly the most significant piece of composition since 'Sgt.Pepper', 'Pet Sounds', 'Miles Ahead' and 'Tubular Bells'. Its beauty and sense of structure will mark it out in no uncertain terms as ONE OF THE GREAT MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR AGE."

Funky Butt Brass Band - Onward (2020)

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Funky Butt Brass Band - Onward (2020)

Funky Butt Brass Band - Onward (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 342.00 Mb | 52:30 | Cover
Jazz, Funk | Country: USA (Saint Louis, MO) | Label: Funky Butt Brass Band

The Funky Butt Brass Band is a soulful collection of six St. Louis-based musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. With influences ranging from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to James Brown to the Allman Brothers, the FBBB crafts a broad range of original tunes and unexpected interpretations, all set to seriously funky grooves.

Urban Soul - Two (2020) {Prophone/Naxos}

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Urban Soul - Two (2020) {Prophone/Naxos}

Urban Soul - Two (2020) {Prophone/Naxos}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 291MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Urban Soul is a contemporary Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz group. The members are well known Jazz musicians like Jóhann Asmundsson, Michael Landau, Bill Champlin, Jonathan Fritzén. Their new album TWO is released by the independent Swedish label Prophone.

Eric Gale - Touch Of Silk (1980) {Japan Blu-Spec CD}

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Eric Gale - Touch Of Silk (1980) {Japan Blu-Spec CD}

Eric Gale - Touch Of Silk (1980) {Japan Blu-Spec CD}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 327MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

In 1980, guitarist and composer Eric Gale came off the commercial success of 1979's Part of You (produced by Ralph MacDonald) and didn't do the obvious thing. Rather than make another record that swung for the smooth jazz fences, he made a darker, deeper, funkier, and bluesier album with legendary New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint. The sessions included the cream of the Crescent City's jazz-funk crop as well as mates Charlie Earland, Grover Washington, Jr., and Idris Muhammad, three of soul-jazz's greatest lights – with special guest Arthur Blythe on the Charlie Parker nugget "Au Privave" as a curve ball. Toussaint wrote four of the album's seven tracks, and they range from the murky blue soul-jazz of "You Got My Life in Your Hands" to the sweet, boudoir-perfect urban-styled title track.

Music Revelation Ensemble - In the Name of... (1994) {DIW--Columbia ‎CK 67101} (James Blood Ulmer)

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Music Revelation Ensemble - In the Name of... (1994) {DIW--Columbia ‎CK 67101} (James Blood Ulmer)

Music Revelation Ensemble - In the Name of… (1994) {DIW–Columbia ‎CK 67101} (James Blood Ulmer)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks) +CUE+LOG -> 409 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb
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© 1994 DIW / Columbia / Sony Music | ‎CK 67101
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Funk / Guitar

Guitarist James Blood Ulmer, whose "harmolodic" approach has given him a reputation as one of the most radically inventive artists on the jazz scene today, leads this eclectic ensemble through a set that combines elements of rock, blues, funk and free jazz. Bassist Amin Ali and drummer Cornell W. Rochester complete the regular cast, while saxophonists Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers and Hamiet Bluiett all make guest appearances.

VA - Hammond Street (2001)

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VA - Hammond Street (2001)

VA - Hammond Street (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Funk-Rock | Label: Acid Jazz | # AJXCD137 | 00:55:54

Thanks to the 1970s and '80s soul jazz movement and its 21st century counterpart, acid jazz, the Hammond B-3 organ has shown a remarkable ability to survive and adapt to changing musical trends – all without changing its swirling, pulsing tone one little bit. The Hammond Street anthology from Acid Jazz mixes in tracks from a couple of veteran B-3 players like Jimmy McGriff and Reuben Wilson with tracks from newer combos, and even though these newer groups cover songs like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," what is immediately obvious here is how much a B-3 sounds like a B-3 no matter what kind of clothes you drape over it. Highlights include the hard-charging "Itchy Feet" by the Past Present Organisation (which opens the disc), the ragged and energy-overloaded "Clubtown" by the Trashmonkeys, McGriff's "Ain't It Funky" (which indeed it is), and Wilson's "Sugar," a classic piece of soul jazz.

Funky Unkle - Funkle (2020)

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Funky Unkle - Funkle (2020)

Funky Unkle - Funkle (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 111.29 Mb | 00:48:25 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Instrumental | Country: USA | Label: Funky Unkle

Funky Unkle is a high-energy, Spokane Washington-based funk band. An 8-member (give or take) supergroup composed of talented musicians hailing from some of our city's favorite local acts, Funky Unkle features tight horn lines and danceable grooves that keep people moving throughout their electric live performances. Influenced by groups such as Lettuce, Polyrhythmics, Snarky Puppy, and other similar artists, Funky Unkle hopes to continue spreading their love of funk to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with their debut album, FUNKLE!

George Howard - Asphalt Gardens (1982) [VINYL] {New Rip}

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George Howard - Asphalt Gardens (1982) [VINYL] {New Rip}

George Howard - Asphalt Gardens (1982) [VINYL]
Vinyl Rip In 16bit/44kHz | FLAC tracks level 8 | Full Scans 300dpi | 280MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

This is George Howard's first album. It is a very outstanding recording and one of the most prolific recordings of the 1980's.

O'Donel Levy - Black Velvet (1971) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O'Donel Levy - Black Velvet (1971) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O'Donel Levy - Black Velvet (1971) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45907)

As its title portends, Black Velvet boasts a smooth, rich texture absent from O'Donel Levy's subsequent Groove Merchant sessions - its mellow, stoned-soul sensibilities nevertheless complement the guitarist perfectly, affording him the space to weave a series of righteously beautiful solos. Like so many Groove Merchant efforts, the album relies far too much on the pop charts for material - pap like "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "I'll Be There," and "Theme from Love Story" turns up like bad pennies - but the arrangements are lovely, spotlighting contributions from organist Charles Covington, reedist Fats Theus, and trumpeter Billy Skinner. Levy also proves himself a composer of some distinction, contributing a pair of charming originals, "Granny" and "Nature's Child."

Tatsuro Yamashita - Spacy (1977) {1986 RCA Japan}

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Tatsuro Yamashita - Spacy (1977) {1986 RCA Japan}

Tatsuro Yamashita - Spacy (1977) {1986 RCA Japan}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 96 mb
Genre: soul, R&B, funk, jazz funk

Spacy is the 1977 album by Japanese artist and producer Tatsuro Yamashita. This is taken from the 1986 pressing released by RCA.

Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}

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Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}

Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
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© 2009 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1812
R&B / Funk / Deep Funk

CD reissue of this 1975 album from the short-lived but much-loved R&B/Funk band, originally released on Atlantic. The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight approach to ensemble funk that really sits proudly with the best of the Kool & The Gang/Fatback generation – with some sweet Afro-inspired touches as well! The organ on the set is especially nice – played by Johnell Grey, and bubbling up nicely underneath the horns – and the drums from Esco Cromer have a wicked kick too, even on some of the album's mellower cuts. Titles include the killer break cut "Zimba Ku", plus "Questions & Conclusions", "Love", "Prince Duval", "Feel Like A Child", "Keep On Runnin", and a nice funky version of "Drive My Car".