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George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)

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George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)

George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 222.90 Mb | 38:15 | Scans included
Jazz - Funk | Country: USA | Label: King Records / CTI - KICJ-2576

As long as George Benson was a hot commodity on Warner Bros. and Creed Taylor still had control over his tottering CTI label, the flow of recycled and unreleased Benson product from his old label kept on coming. But oh, how a few years make a difference in the packaging, for the luxurious glossy gatefold covers of CTI's glory days were replaced by a bare-bones, sparsely illustrated paperboard sleeve that smacks of cost-cutting.

Five Alarm Funk - Sweat (2017)

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Five Alarm Funk - Sweat (2017)

Five Alarm Funk - Sweat (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 420.99 Mb | 60:42 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Country: Canada | Label: Five Alarm Funk

If you’re looking for some new music to soundtrack your next dance party, look no further than Sweat, the new album from Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk. The eight-member band has been shaking up dance floors across the nation for over a decade with its potent funk fusion, and is now ready to release its sixth studio album.

Harvey Mason - Sho Nuff Groove: The best of Harvey Mason (1999)

Posted By: JET 1
Harvey Mason - Sho Nuff Groove: The best of Harvey Mason (1999)

Harvey Mason - Sho Nuff Groove: The best of Harvey Mason (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 411 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Disco, Soul | Label: Buddha Records | Catalog Number: 7446599655-2

Buddha's Sho Nuff Groove: The Best of Harvey Mason is an excellent 12-track compilation, featuring all of the fusion musician's biggest crossover smooth jazz and lite funk hits, including "Marching on the Street," "Set It Free," "Till You Take My Love," "What's Going On," "Liquid," "Don't Doubt My Lovin'," "How Does It Feel," and the 12-inch mix of "Groovin' You." This doesn't give a full picture of his talents as a sideman and producer, but it is a concise chronicle of his solo recordings and a welcome addition to his catalog.

Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}

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Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}

Kyle Eastwood - Metropolitain (2009) {Candid}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 372MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 169MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Kyle Eastwood's fourth recording takes the bassist into a populist mode, playing music much more on the contemporary side of the jazz dichotomy. Far from a mainstream or swinging date, the acoustic and electric bassist seems as if he's determined to compose music for the screenplay in his head from his time spent in Paris, France, where this was recorded. The fine drummer Manu Katche, keyboardist Eric Legnini, and trumpeter Till Brцnner are focused into making this music less standardized and more rhythm & blues oriented. It's produced by longtime collaborator Michael Stevens with help from the son of Miles Davis, Erin Davis, and sports the quadruple attachment to Eastwood's Rendezvous production company and Chick Corea's manager, Ron Moss.

Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)

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Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)

Herbie Hancock - Dancin' Grooves (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 346 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz / Fusion | Label: SME Records | Catalog Number: SRCS-8856

1999 Japan released compilation CD from Herbie Hancock's Sony catalogue.

Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}

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Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}

Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two Of A Kind (1982) {Manhattan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Keyboardist Bob James and acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh struck gold with this session, recently reissued on CD. The formula hasn't changed much in succeeding years. Both Klugh and James are capable musicians; they demonstrated on this collection of light, innocuous melodies and occasionally interesting backbeats a high degree of professionalism. Klugh is a first-rate guitarist whose solos are concise and nicely delivered, but frequently sound thin. James' piano and electric keyboard playing is a puzzling combination of flawlessness and lifelessness.

Bob James - One, Two, Three & BJ4 (2003) [2CDs] {CTI/Metro}

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Bob James - One, Two, Three & BJ4 (2003) [2CDs] {CTI/Metro}

Bob James - One, Two, Three & BJ4 (2003) [2CDs] {CTI/Metro}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 852MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 333MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

An entry within Metro Doubles series, One, Two, Three & BJ4: The Legendary Albums is a two-CD set containing Bob James' first four albums, presented in chronological order. The set is a good way to pick up these four James' discs – not only is it a convenient, concise way to get the records, but they're presented well with good liner notes, including track-by-track commentary by Chris Ingham.

Bob James - All Around The Town (1981) [2CD's]

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Bob James - All Around The Town (1981) [2CD's]

Bob James - All Around The Town (1981) [2CD's]
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 411MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Over four days in December of 1979, pianist Bob James assembled three different bands to play (and record) at three legendary venues in New York City to showcase his own diversity as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. The Bottom Line, Town Hall, and Carnegie Hall, all offered different aspects of James' approach to jazz and popular music. The Bottom Line band is a smooth and funky sextet that includes saxophonists Wilbert Longmire and Mark Colby, James, drummer Idris Muhammad, bassist Gary King, and guitarist Hiram Bullock.

Bob James - Obsession (1986) {Warner} [Repost]

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Bob James - Obsession (1986) {Warner} [Repost]

Bob James - Obsession (1986) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 245MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

As usual, Bob James is joined by an all-star cast on this 1986 release. Steve Khan, Marcus Miller, Randy and Michael Brecker, saxophonists Andy Snitzer and Kirk Whalum, Jon Faddis, and vocalist Lisa Fischer all lend their talents to this R&B flavored recording. The seven tracks blend smoothly together, delivering something approaching the more packaged and produced '90s Bob James sound.

The Brecker Brothers - Detente (1980/2017)

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The Brecker Brothers - Detente (1980/2017)

The Brecker Brothers - Detente (1980/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 327.95 Mb | 43:28 | Scans included
Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk | Country: USA | Label: Arista - SICJ 283

The epitome of cool, the Brecker Brothers were one of best-selling jazz fusion outfits of the mid-'70s to the early '80s. Randy Brecker (trumpet/flügelhorn) and Michael Brecker (tenor sax) were ubiquitous session players and also members of the New York band Dreams. By the mid-'70s, they started recording under their own name. Their subsequent albums, The Brecker Brothers, Don't Stop the Music, and the live Heavy Metal Be-Bop all find the group doing challenging melodies in a genre that often played it too stupid.

Bob James - Heads (1977) {Tappan Zee / KOCH}

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Bob James - Heads (1977) {Tappan Zee / KOCH}

Bob James - Heads (1977) {Tappan Zee/KOCH}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 212MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Heads is the fifth album by jazz musician Bob James. It was his first album released on his newly formed Tappan Zee label, which was distributed at the time by Columbia Records.

VA - This Is Acid Jazz (2017)

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VA - This Is Acid Jazz (2017)

VA - This Is Acid Jazz (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:06:17 | 288 Mb
Genre: Funk, Jazz, Lounge / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents This Is Acid Jazz album 25 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Jestofunk, Bossa Nostra, Jerome van Rossum, Black & Brown, Gazzara ,LTJ Sound Machine, Tameka Starr, Key Tronics Ensemble and more.

Maynard Ferguson - Primal Scream (1976) {Wounded Bird}

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Maynard Ferguson - Primal Scream (1976) {Wounded Bird}

Maynard Ferguson - Primal Scream (1976) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 235MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

An all-star cast assists Maynard Ferguson in this disco-tinged big-band outing. Ferguson's trademark trumpet playing is featured in all its screaming glory, and Mark Colby contributes a couple of high-energy sax solos. "Primal Scream" and "Invitation" sound as though they were lifted right off the mid-'70s disco dancefloor, complete with T.S.O.P.-type strings and pulsing rhythms. "Pagliacci," too, has the disco beat pounding underneath a Jay Chattaway adaptation of an operatic melody, with Bobby Militello featured on an energetic, overblown flute solo. Chick Corea's "The Cheshire Cat Walk" sounds like latter-day Return to Forever, as Corea's synth trades licks with Ferguson's horn over a familiar RTF rhythmic/chordal bassline sequence. The final cut, Eric Gale's "Swamp," stands out because of its reggae beat.

Bill Evans - Escape (1996) {Cream}

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Bill Evans - Escape (1996) {Cream}

Bill Evans - Escape (1996) {Cream}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 478MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz Rap

From Miles Davis' Doo-Bop to albums by Greg Osby and Steve Coleman, much of the "jazz/rap fusion" released has been more hip-hop than jazz – essentially, hip-hop with jazz overtones. Bill Evans, however, has featured rappers in much the way a hard bopper would feature a singer – on "Reality" and the poignant, reggae-influenced "La Di Da," rapper Ahmed Best successfully interacts with an actual, spontaneous, improvisatory band instead of merely pre-recorded tracks. Best's rapping style – a cerebral approach akin to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest instead of more hardcore rappers like Tupac Shakur and Ice-T – is well-suited to this challenging and complex jazz-fusion setting.

Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}

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Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}

Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 242 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 CMP Records | CMP CD 65
Jazz / Funk / Jazz Funk / Heavy Funk / Experimental / Organ

The enigmatic Worrell continues to amaze. Like the first Dark album, Worrell's THE OTHER SIDE is absolutely uncategorizable. That he was once affiliated with the likes of George Clinton and the whole P-Funk gang is a mere footnote in the career of this iconoclastic keyboardist. Modal strains of jazz, perverted avant-noise, and organ-drenched experimental atmospheres are only a minute fraction of the chaotic and paradoxical styles etched onto this disc. In short, there's something for everyone here, but everyone should take heed–Worrell's attitudes go way beyond the expected boundaries flanking jazz and funk. His free-form personalities take hold on THE OTHER SIDE and transform it into a jaw-dropping, delightful adventure of unexplored and unexpected sonic realms.