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Down to the Bone - The Urban Grooves: Album II (1999)

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Down to the Bone - The Urban Grooves: Album II (1999)

Down to the Bone - The Urban Grooves: Album II (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 500 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Acid Jazz | Label: Narada | Catalog Number: 0946 3 68575 2 7

The cover and inside booklet of Down to the Bone's second album shows a variety of rare-groove record stores (both inside and out), displaying racks of records by Weather Report, Lonnie Liston Smith and Donald Byrd. The music itself is a delicious update of those same sounds – yes, the grooves are tighter and have a bit of hip-hop bounce, but the soloing is far and away superior to most acid-jazz releases. Programmers and group frontmen Stuart Wade and Chris Morgans have the irresistible knack of translating their influences into an instantly familiar yet radically different style of music, and the results are uniformly excellent. Original Blue Note recording artist Reuben Wilson guests on Hammond organ for "Vinyl Junkie."

Stanley Clarke - I Wanna Play For You (1979)

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Stanley Clarke - I Wanna Play For You (1979)

Stanley Clarke - I Wanna Play For You (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 445 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk | Label: Epic | Catalog Number: 477313-2

Stanley Clarke stretches his muscles and comes up with a mostly impressive, polystylistic, star-studded double album (now on one CD) that gravitates ever closer to the R&B mainstream. Clarke's writing remains strong and his tastes remain unpredictable, veering into rock, electronic music, acoustic jazz, even reggae in tandem with British rocker Jeff Beck. Clarke's excursion into disco, "Just a Feeling," is surprisingly and infectiously successful, thanks to a good bridge and George Duke's galvanizingly funky work on the Yamaha electric grand piano (his finest moment with Clarke by far). The brief "Blues for Mingus," a wry salute from one master bassist to another (Mingus died about six months before this album's release), is a cool acoustic breather for piano trio, and the eloquent Stan Getz can be detected, though nearly buried under the garish vocals and rock-style mix, on "The Streets of Philadelphia."

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,29 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 503 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 122 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Funk, Free Jazz, R&B | RCA / Legacy / Sony Music #88697445492

This five-disc set, contained in a cardboard sleeve that bundles standard jewel cases, consists of Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes' four albums for Flying Dutchman – Astral Traveling (1973), Cosmic Funk (1974), Expansions (1974), and Visions of a New World (1975) – along with their first for RCA, Reflections of a Golden Dream (1976). Some of the albums were intermittently elusive, at least when it came to the CD format, throughout the years, so this was a convenient – and affordable – way to get them in one shot. However, it went out of print quickly after its 2009 release.

VA - The Funky End (2000)

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VA - The Funky End (2000)

VA - The Funky End (2000)
Funk, Soul, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 150 min | 351 MB
Label: Universal Jazz | Rel:2000

The last decade or so has seen a flood of compilations from the funky end of jazz so another one, and a double one at that, hardly seems to be something to get too excited about. But it is. Funky End is a superlative collection of familiar and not so familiar funk tunes from a diverse range of artists. It not only includes such funkmeisters as James Brown, Parliament and the Average White Band but also giants from the jazz world like Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers. Stand-out tracks are far too many to mention, although a personal favourite is the jaw-dropping cover by Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth". With such variety Funky End could easily have become a patchwork, but it manages to avoid the pitfall of many compilations and retain a sense of unity. And unity is what the funk is all about.

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)

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Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)
Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 76:43 Min | 508,48 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A. | Released: 1998-10-19

Opening with the Head Hunters version of "Watermelon Man" and closing with the electro-embracing crossover hit, "Rockit," Mr. Funk is a semi-random skip across Hancock's Columbia recordings, and it technically spans 1973-1983 (at least going by release dates), rather than the 1972-1988 range printed on its cover.

Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love (2009)

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Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love (2009)

Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love (2009)
R&B, Jazz, Funk, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 92 min | 232 MB
Label: Ubiquity Records | Rel:2009

While Black Fuzz, recorded for Kanye West's Sony-distributed boutique label, remains unreleased, Sa-Ra return to Ubiquity, the independent that released the trio's first 12" single, for their first "proper" album. Although it is only a little more focused and unified than 2007's The Hollywood Recordings – none of which was recorded for the purpose of a standard album Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love benefits from its sprawl, and that's because Sa-Ra don't really do tight, straightforward, and concise. They're polyglot space cadets, filtering their love for synth funk, ambient soul, and Afrocentric avant-garde jazz through left-field hip-hop, from contortions of low-booming G-funk to dazed drum loops as doped-out as anything on Stones Throw…

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.15 Gb | Scans (png) ~ 1.83 Gb | Time: 08:31:07
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Soul, R&B

The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Collection includes: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L Is For Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon (1988); Blue Angel (1992) Single; Heaven and Earth (1992); Tenderness (1994)

The Big Cheese All Stars - Prawns (1995)

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The Big Cheese All Stars - Prawns (1995)

The Big Cheese All Stars - Prawns (1995)
Acid Jazz, Funk, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65 min | 160 MB
Label: Big Cheese Records | Rel:1995

If you like groovy funk/soul/jazz music, then look no further… This is as good as it gets. I'm not sure if this British wonder-group even exists anymore, but the music lives on… Songs like "Noo improved felcher" and "Cheese omelette" are favourites. Also the slower soul tunes like "I've got mine" and Barry White cover "I'm gonna love you" sound superb…

Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)

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Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)

Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 392 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Acid Jazz | Label: Polygram | Catalog Number: 586 085-2

Incognito are a 15 piece acid jazz ensemble formed in 1980 by Jean Paul 'Bluey' Maunick who has been at the core of the band ever since. Over the years he has been joined by a host of UK and US artists including Carleen Anderson, Tony Momrelle and Gavin Harrison. They released the first of their eleven studio albums Jazz Funk in 1981, although there would be a 10 year wait for the follow up. They have had success in the UK singles charts with the top 10 hit "Always There" (with Jocelyn Brown), and the top 30 hits "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" and "Everyday". Their work has been popular with producers and has been remixed by Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez and David Morales.

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)

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Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:45 | 151 MB
Label: Secret Records | Release Year: 2017

All the tracks here are excellent and interestingly with the exception of the title track you probably won't find any of the other tracks on a greatest hits compilation album of theirs and yet taken overall as a whole the album is very strong and has a very nice flow to it which is why despite the lack of "hits" I still feel this to be a very strong Shakatak album and is surely as good as "Night Birds" - both representing their best work in my opinion. Certainly no fillers here with "Stranger", "Sol Fuego", "Usual Situation" and "Steppin' Out" as the other stand-out tracks.

Incognito - No Time Like The Future (1999)

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Incognito - No Time Like The Future (1999)

Incognito - No Time Like The Future (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 432 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Acid Jazz / Funk / Soul | Label: Talkin' Loud | Catalog Number: 538 947-2

From the opening bars of "Wild and Peaceful" (almost a description of the group's style) with its soaring strings, crystalline piano, and flawless vocal harmonies, it's apparent that No Time Like the Future is rich with Incognito's patented blend of soul and finesse. "It Ain't Easy," with its refrain of Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On," is a classic funk outcry; "Fearless" is a wordless chant with some great rhythm guitar and booting jazz saxophone; "Nights Over Egypt" backs another great vocal with popping bass and orchestral atmospherics; "Black Rain" mixes exotic drumming with some subliminal dissonance. Producer-composer-guitarist Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick has added string arrangements by Simon Hale, appearances by the horns of the hot Cuban band Irakere, and the performances of small army of R&B singers (Maysa, especially) and British contemporary jazz players (Ed Jones stands out on tenor and soprano). The result is an irresistible combination of strong songs and pulsing rhythm tracks, all polished to slippery perfection.

Jazz Legends: Roy Ayers - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, London (2004)

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Jazz Legends: Roy Ayers - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, London (2004)

Jazz Legends: Roy Ayers - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, London (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 500 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 15 Mar. 2004 | Runtime: 85min. | 4,21GB (DVD5)

Once one of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and '80s, Roy Ayers' reputation s now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 327 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 128 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor / Verve Records, PD-1-6108/#:0602517448230 | 2007 | 00:49:35

One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". The CD comes with extra bonus with the 12" version of "Running Away".

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Miles Davis - Miles in Paris (2001)

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Miles Davis - Miles in Paris (2001)

Miles Davis - Miles in Paris (2001)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 235 Mb/s, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Warner Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 29 Jan. 2001 | Runtime: 78min. | 3,91GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian

For over five decades, trumpeter/bandleader Miles Davis (1926-91) was a major innovator of cool, modal, avant-garde, and fusion jazz styles. This video captures Davis's last working band: alto saxophonist/flutist Kenny Garrett, drummer Ricky Wellman, percussionist John Bingham, keyboardist Kei Akagi, bassist Benjamin Rietveld, and lead bassist Foley McCreary, live at the 10th Annual Paris Jazz Festival on November 3, 1989.

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One (1989) {10 Records}

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Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One (1989) {10 Records}

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One (1989)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi) | 331 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Electronic, Hip- Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Soul | Label: 10 Records - Dix cd 82

The debut album from Soul II Soul, renamed "Keep On Movin'" for the North American market.