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Sekou Bunch - Sekou (1991/2012) {Audiophile Productions}

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Sekou Bunch - Sekou (1991/2012) {Audiophile Productions}

Sekou Bunch - Sekou (1991/2012) {Audiophile Productions}
DSD64 | Weiss Saracon | FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 360MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Sekou Bunch is a world renowned musician and bassist. Born and raised in New York City, Sekou Bunch was exposed to the arts, virtually from the very beginning. Thirty plus years in the trenches providing the rock solid backbone for some of the brightest stars in the business; Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, George Benson, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Roger Daltrey and Marc Anthony to name a few has provided Bunch rich opportunity to draw influence from rock, jazz and R&B.

Brian Culbertson - XX (2020)

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Brian Culbertson - XX (2020)

Brian Culbertson - XX (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 371 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:56:48
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Label: BCM Entertainment

As chart-topping multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Brian Culbertson crafts his 20th album, the aptly titled "XX".Culbertson's catalogue includes recordings of jazz - contemporary and straight ahead - as well as R&B, funk, instrumental pop and New Age. "XX," which drops April 10, reflects his remarkable diversity. "It's a mix of things that I've done throughout my twenty records. There's a lot of funky instrumentals, some pop-sounding tracks, a couple slow jams, straight-ahead jazz, gospel, some vocals, lots of horns and some straight-up FUNK! The album is very much a mixture of some modern sounding programming along with live instruments, too. Real drums on almost everything mixed with programming. Definitely a cool sound," said Culbertson.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {Warner 1st press}

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Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {Warner 1st press}

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {Warner 1st press}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 254MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

The controversial but memorable Tutu is mostly a duet between Miles Davis and the many overdubbed instruments of producer Marcus Miller (although violinist Michal Urbaniak, percussionist Paulinho da Costa, and keyboardist George Duke are among the other musicians making brief apperaances). Certainly the results are not all that spontaneous, but Davis is in top form and some of the selections (most notably the title cut) are quite memorable. Davis received the 1986 Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist Grammy Award for his performance on the album.

Gene Dunlap - It's Just The Way I Feel '81 Party In Me '81 (2014)

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Gene Dunlap - It's Just The Way I Feel '81 Party In Me '81 (2014)

Gene Dunlap - It's Just The Way I Feel '81 Party In Me '81 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 553 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Expansion Records | Catalog Number: EXP2CD41

In a Detroit classroom, two budding musicians with a love of soul and jazz became acquainted, they were guitarist Earl Klugh and drummer Gene Dunlap In 1978 Earl was a featured artist for Blue Note on an album “Blue Note Meets The L.A. Philharmonic” supported by Gene on drums. As Earl became more established as a solo performer, Gene played for him on professional dates and the affiliation continued through Earl’s solo recordings with United Artists and Liberty, part of the Capitol Records family of labels. It was Earl who took Gene to Capitol in 1981 for the two albums presented here.
“It’s Just The Way I Feel” and “The Party In Me” come from 1981, both albums ooze the quality of the period and with the benefit of Gene’s contributions in the songwriting came the classic recordings on both.

The Brecker Brothers - Live And Unreleased (2020) {Japanese Edition}

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The Brecker Brothers - Live And Unreleased (2020) {Japanese Edition}

The Brecker Brothers - Live And Unreleased (2020) {Japanese Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 690 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 254 Mb
Full Scans ~ 110 Mb | 00:57:53 + 00:47:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Leopard / King International Inc. #KKJ 029 / D 77072

The return of a great band! The archival recording, 'Live and Unreleased', documents the Brecker Brothers at the peak of their powers during a European tour on a particularly happening night in Hamburg on July 2, 1980 at the legendary Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall. One of the best-selling, most potent bands of the '70s, the Brecker Brothers defined the swaggering sound of New York funk-fusion during the decade. On the strength of such contemporary crossover recordings as their 1975 self-titled debut, 1976's Back to Back, 1977's Don't Stop the Music and 1978's Heavy Metal Be-Bop, brothers Randy and Michael Brecker set a new standard in jazz with their tight arrangements, catchy funk grooves, melodic grooves and scintillating solos.

Lonnie Liston Smith - Dreams Of Tomorrow (1983) {CBS}

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Dreams Of Tomorrow (1983) {CBS}

Lonnie Liston Smith - Dreams Of Tomorrow (1983) {CBS}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 195MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

In an interview on the jacket of this album, Lonnie Liston Smith says that he underwent a personal crisis after some nasty dealings with a "big record company" (either RCA or Columbia). He then became a disciple of Sri Chinmoy – guru to John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana and many other musicians – went veggie, started meditating, became a new man. For all of that, little had changed in his music, which remains pleasant, gently funky and deeply into spiritual concerns but not in a heavy way. Again, Smith switches between acoustic and electric pianos, while brother Donald sweetly intones the serene lyrics or handles the flute, and Donald Hubbard offers ethereal soprano sax. Marcus Miller, the once and future Miles Davis collaborator, exerts some influence here by composing three of the eight tunes.

Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}

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Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}

Manu Dibango - Africadelic (1973) {Hi&Fly}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Jazz, Afrobeat

AFRICADELIC is the classic 1973 album composed and recorded in the span of one week by Manu Dibango, after the encouraging success of his monster hit "Soul Mokossa." Here he continues to fuse Afro-Caribbean flavors with the contemporary Latin and funk influences of the day, resulting in a highly soulful, highly danceable album.

Herbie Hancock - The Herbie Hancock Box (2002) {4CD Box Set}

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Herbie Hancock - The Herbie Hancock Box (2002) {4CD Box Set}

Herbie Hancock - The Herbie Hancock Box (2002) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,73 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 667 Mb
Full Scans ~ 247 Mb | 04:37:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Bop, Post Bop, Jazz-Funk, Modal Music, Fusion | Columbia #C4K 90928

Given that Blue Note Records has issued a definitive 1960s box set of Hancock's earliest – and some consider his most seminal – work, and the literally dozens of best-ofs that have been issued, more by Columbia than by anybody else, this set with its spare futuristic design might at first glance seem like overkill, as in, "do we really need another Herbie Hancock collection, especially a damned box set?" In this case, it's very important to take a second and even third look. For starters, this set is housed in a see-though plastic box, all four CDs clearly visible on spare individual trays. On a fifth tray rests the CD booklet. On the bottom of the box is a sticker identifying the contents within. In the booklet are complete liners by Herbie himself (actually, excepts from an interview by Chuck Mitchell), and gorgeous reproductions of the album covers. It's a cool coffee table conversation piece for hep cats and kitties who are into jazz – or those who just like happening accoutrements in their living spaces.

Sekou Bunch - The Next Level (2008) {Trippin 'N' Rhythm}

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Sekou Bunch - The Next Level (2008) {Trippin 'N' Rhythm}

Sekou Bunch - The Next Level (2008) {Trippin 'N' Rhythm}
EAC 0.99pb1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 355MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B

It's an amusing little slice of the pop culture times that veteran bassist Sekou Bunch is better known to the American public as the first eliminated contestant from Survivor: Cook Islands (2006, the thirteenth season of the show) than for his incredible all-star resume featuring everyone from Quincy Jones and Luther Vandross to Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, the Winans, and Stevie Wonder. His experience on the show probably made him impervious to the odds of a new name (this was his first solo effort since the early '90s) breaking through the smooth jazz format when this was released. The success of Wayman Tisdale aside, another obstacle was the fact that he's an ace bassist, not the most radio-friendly instrument in the genre. All that said, The Next Level is a solid, coolly funky, and supermelodic date, on par with and even surpassing the catchy and grooving joy that Tisdale was famous for.

The Brecker Brothers - Live and Unreleased (2020) {Leopard}

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The Brecker Brothers - Live and Unreleased (2020) {Leopard}

The Brecker Brothers - Live and Unreleased (2020) {Leopard}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 663MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 241MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Many have been waiting for this. On the 20th of March it is finally happening. The BRECKER BROTHERS ALBUM “LIVE AND UNRELEASED“ will be released as double-CD and double-LP. As a foretaste of what is to come, here an excerpt from Randy’s introductory notes on this spectacular new release by LEOPARD:
Young and ready to create havoc wherever we performed, we usually left our audiences in tatters…Brother Mike was at the top of his game (well, he never wasn't at the top of his game!) and we were clicking as the Brother Horn Section or 'Hawn' Section as they would say in Long Island. So enjoy this 'long lost' live Concert which brings back to life a lot of pleasant memories of great music, late nights 'on the hang', and many a story a little too risqué to repeat here. As young-musician-fusion-stars, let's just say we made the best of it, (!) and had some unforgettable experiences musically and otherwise, along the way….!

Four80East - Straight Round (2020)

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Four80East - Straight Round (2020)

Four80East - Straight Round (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 325 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Future Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Electro Jazz / Acid Jazz / Jazz-Funk
Boomtang Records #BOOMCD-012

Straight Round is the ninth studio album by electro-jazz group Four80East. With an eclectic mix of neo-jazz, STRAIGHT ROUND serves up a infectious mix of soul, funk and jazz groovers to follow-up their 2019 Billboard #1 single, Cinco Cinco Seis , from their Ep release, Four On The Floor. Four80East is a Toronto-based electro-jazz duo that’s all about the groove. Drawing from their diverse musical influences, Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have created a signature sound that combines electronic production with live instrumentation.

Steve Hamilton - Hamland (2020)

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Steve Hamilton - Hamland (2020)

Steve Hamilton - Hamland (2020)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 113.08 Mb | 00:49:15 | Cover
Brass Funk | Country: USA | Label: Steve Hamilton Music

Steve Hamilton is an award winning composer and saxophonist. He has worked on hundreds of TV and film soundtracks, commercials, multi-platinum selling albums and world tours.

Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)

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Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)

Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 149.84 Mb | 27:35 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Nu Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip Hop | Label: New Jazz Adventure

Joel Holmes began teaching himself tunes by ear at age 10. He grew up playing with local bands and primarily in church. His family soon moved from Virginia to Baltimore so that he could attend the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts. Later, Joel Holmes became the Director of Jazz at his alma mater. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music at John Hopkins University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance.

Dennis Chambers - Getting Even (1992) {Pioneer Japan}

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Dennis Chambers - Getting Even (1992) {Pioneer Japan}

Dennis Chambers - Getting Even (1992) {Pioneer Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Originally released in 1991, this hard-to-find Fusion recording is worth searching for. This session features the brilliant drumming of Dennis Chambers, who was just coming into his own at this stage of his career. The selections are fairly typical to the music Chambers was playing with John Scofield, who he uses here on a few tracks, along with another former employer, guitarist Mike Stern. The chemistry with Scofield, Stern, saxophonist Bob Berg and keyboardist Jim Beard is obvious as the three have worked together on several sessions. The temptation to overplay here is addressed by a strong dedication to the groove and by allowing each player ample space. Aside from Chambers' innovative and powerful drumming, the session's excitement is enhanced by the rousing playing of guitarist Jimi Tunnell.