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Jimmy Ponder - All Things Beautiful (1978) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Jimmy Ponder - All Things Beautiful (1978) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

Jimmy Ponder - All Things Beautiful (1978) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 254 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Solid Records #CDSOL-45973

An excellent guitarist with a soulful sound and the ability to uplift any funky jazz date, Jimmy Ponder has appeared on many recordings during his long career, over 80 as a sideman and 15 as a leader. Ponder began playing guitar when he was 14 and considers Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell to be his two main early influences and Wes Montgomery later on. Offered a job with Charles Earland after having only played guitar three years, Ponder waited until he graduated from high school and then spent three years with the organist's group, recording several dates with Earland. He worked and recording with Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, and Jimmy McGriff and in the early '70s moved to New York (from Philadelphia), leading his own groups.

Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends... (2019)

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Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends... (2019)

Captain Supernova - The Voyage Never Ends… (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | Tracks: 10 | 48:12 min
Style: Jazz, Funk | Label: Ropeadope

Born and raised on the westside of Los Angeles, Eric Borders is a keyboardist, producer and composer. He has shared stages with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Jose James, Jimmy Cliff, The Internet, Stanley Clarke and George Duke. His Musical 'persona' is Captain Supernova (C.SN), a fictional Astronaut who travels through space and transmitting his message back to Earth. And so the stage is set, and we are about to receive C.SN's third transmission; this time a full length album - The Voyage Never Ends. 'Let it take you to Wherever it Begins' - C.SN. The Voyage Never Ends is aptly titled; it feel like a journey into place unknown, sometimes drifting through space and sometimes landing in new places.

David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983) {German Nonremastered pressing}

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David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983) {German Nonremastered pressing}

David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983) {German Nonremastered pressing}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

Sanborn's '83 release brought a new meaning to late night or midnight music listening ! By no means is this elevator muzak, either ! In fact, Sanborn was on the cutting edge in using drum machines and synthesizer arrangements without stifling his sax playing or throwing the whole project out of whack. Sanborn's playing is very upfront and sharp ! While the recording may sound dated, it is only in a very good positive way to demonstrate what is lacking in some of today's so-called pop-jazz or r & b instrumentalists.

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner (1977) [2018, Japan]

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Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner (1977) [2018, Japan]

Jimmy McGriff - Tailgunner (1977) [2018, Japan]
Jazz, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 35:35 | 256,76 Mb
Label: Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# CDSOL-45906 | Released: 2019-06-19 (1977)

"Tailgunner" is an album by organist Jimmy McGriff recorded in 1977 and released on the Lester Radio Corp. (LRC) label. Doug Payne stated: "This 1977 disco production sounds like Jimmy McGriff was added as an afterthought. His distinctive organ fills seem "dropped in" after arrangers Brad Baker and Lance Quinn recorded the rhythm, horn and string sections. Worse, this is some of the weakest music McGriff has ever participated in … McGriff's only contribution here, the horn-driven "Starlite Ballroom" (featuring notable alto and tenor solos from George Young), makes for some welcome, though out-of-place swing jazz. Otherwise, there's too little that's memorable about "Tailgunner".

David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981) {Warner}

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David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981) {Warner}

David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 182MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 76MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

This 1980 recording is an excellent example of David Sanborn's music. The highly influential altoist is joined by familiar studio veterans (including guitarist Hiram Bullock and drummer Steve Gadd) with bassist/composer Marcus Miller being a key figure in creating the funky rhythms and colorful backgrounds. Miller, who shared the writing chores with Sanborn, not only contributed his powerful bass, but backed the altoist during a duet version of "Just for You" on piano. Easily recommended to fans of R&B-ish jazz.

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) [2019, Japan]

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Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) [2019, Japan]

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) [2019, Japan]
Jazz, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 35:45 | 284,72 Mb
Label: Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# CDSOL-45944 | Released: 2019-03-20 (1976)

"The Mean Machine" is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff recorded in 1976 and released on the Groove Merchant label.

Jimmy McGriff - Red Beans (1976) [2019, Japan]

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Jimmy McGriff - Red Beans (1976) [2019, Japan]

Jimmy McGriff - Red Beans (1976) [2019, Japan]
Jazz, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 36:00 | 257,84 Mb
Label: Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# CDSOL-45962 | Released: 2019-06-19 (1976)

"Red Beans" is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff recorded in 1976 and released on the Groove Merchant label.

Doc Powell - Don't Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya (1997) {Discovery}

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Doc Powell - Don't Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya (1997) {Discovery}

Doc Powell - Don't Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya (1997) {Discovery}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, R&B

Considering that guitarist Doc Powell's Laid Back album was one of 1996's biggest airplay hits in the genre, and was about as smooth as soul- flavored pop-jazz gets, it seems bold to go the tongue and cheek route and call his latest, Don't Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya. Is he promising us something a bit edgier, funkier, in your face? He gets off to a good start with a slamming take on the normally staid, "Chariots of Fire," based on Ernie Watts' version and featuring the potent electric guitar/sax synergy of Powell and Dave Koz over a pulsating groove laid by bassist Sekou Bunch, drummer Michael White and percussionist Munyungo Jackson. He hits the mid-tempo funk mark on the bluesy breezes of the synth-horn splashed "Good Intentions" and "Here's To You," which features Powell in synch with Everette Harp's sax and a short but luscious Bobby Lyle piano solo.

Doc Powell - Inner City Blues (1994) {Discovery}

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Doc Powell - Inner City Blues (1994) {Discovery}

Doc Powell - Inner City Blues (1994) {Discovery}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, R&B

After a long, rewarding career on the soul sidelines, Doc Powell's emergence into solo territory finds him in an Alphonse Mouzon-like bandleader mode, albeit slightly more inspiring mood and melody-wise. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, Powell on Inner City Blues comes across on his snappy core guitar strains like a chilled version of Norman Brown, complete with those fun and breezy vocal scats. Too often, however, Powell as producer relegates his punchy prowess to the background, settling for radio friendly simplicity in lieu of sustained funk whallop. Each truly potent revelation (such as Ronnie Foster's simmering B-3 solo) is balanced by a calculated commercial turn like the fluffy DeBarge cover "All This Love." Too many all-star guest vocals simply get in the way of the sterling instrumental passages which dominate.

The New Mastersounds - Shake It (2019)

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The New Mastersounds - Shake It (2019)

The New Mastersounds - Shake It (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 97.97 Mb | 00:42:31 | Cover
Funk, Jazz Fusion | Country: UK | Label: Color Red (ONRCD024)

Out SEPTEMBER 13th 2019 on Eddie’s COLOR RED label, the latest long-player features Atlanta-based vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. and was recorded in Denver, Colorado at Color Red Studios. Other contributors are Mike Olmos (trumpet), Jason Mingledorff (tenor sax & flute) and Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca on percussion. The release occurs in the band’s 20th anniversary year.

Rebel Big Band - Rebel Big Band (2019)

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Rebel Big Band - Rebel Big Band (2019)

Rebel Big Band - Rebel Big Band (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 MB | Tracks: 10 | 46:12 min
Style: Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Rebel Big Band

The Rebel Big Band is Atlanta's outlet for original and progressive big band music. Formed in 2017, the band came together with the mission of assembling a different kind of large jazz ensemble. Pulling equally from jazz, hip-hop, rock, and classical traditions - we're all about making music that speaks to modern listeners. Something you can groove to and something you can feel. Join the rebellion!

Kazumi Watanabe & The Gentle Thoughts - Mermaid Boulevard (1978) (2011 Japan Edition)

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Kazumi Watanabe & The Gentle Thoughts - Mermaid Boulevard (1978) (2011 Japan Edition)

Kazumi Watanabe & The Gentle Thoughts - Mermaid Boulevard (1978) (2011 Japan Edition)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 222.71 Mb | 35:36 | Covers
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Alfa Music, Inc. - DYCP-70131

Kazumi Watanabe is a Japanese guitarist. He was born on October 14, 1953 in Tokyo, Japan. Watanabe learned guitar at the age of 12 from Sadanori Nakamure at the Yamaha Music School in Tokyo. He released his first album in 1971. In 1979, he formed a jazz rock band with some of Japan's leading studio musicians, and recorded the album Kylyn. During that year, he toured with the pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 101 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Criss Cross Jazz | Criss 1318 CD
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Hammond Organ B-3

Brace yourselves for The Art of Organizing, the very first appearance on Criss Cross by organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith. Organ jazz is of course an important part of the Criss Cross catalog. Our releases by the likes of Melvin Rhyne and Sam Yahel bear that out, also demonstrating how this vital idiom spans the generations. And you're very likely to find that a Criss Cross organ date involves modern master guitarist Peter Bernstein, an important leader for our label in his own right. Indeed, it is none other than Bernstein who joins Smith on The Art of Organizing.

Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012] Re-Up

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Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012] Re-Up

Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 621 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Funk, R&B | Label: Warner | # WPCR-14403~14407 | Time: 03:25:40

Stuff was an American, New York City-based jazz-funk band active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The members were Gordon Edwards (bass), Richard Tee (keyboards), Eric Gale (guitar), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Chris Parker (drums), and later Steve Gadd (drums). Collection includes: Stuff (1976); More Staff (1977); Live Staff (1978); Staff It (1979); Live in New York (1980).

Gene Harris - The Three Sounds (1971) & Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972) [2012, Reissue]

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Gene Harris - The Three Sounds (1971) & Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972) [2012, Reissue]

Gene Harris - The Three Sounds (1971) & Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972) [2012, Reissue]
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:18:51 | 557,16 Mb
Label: Real Gone Music/Dusty Groove (USA) | Cat.# RGM-0111 | Released: 2012-12-04 (1971/1972)

This two-fer pairs two pivotal and seemingly conflicting recordings in the career of Gene Harris as he entered the 1970s, a period that was to see his trademark rootsy sound embrace the emergent jazz-funk.