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Animal Nightlife - Unleashed: The Best Of Animal Nightlife (2000)

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Animal Nightlife - Unleashed: The Best Of Animal Nightlife (2000)

Animal Nightlife - Unleashed: The Best Of Animal Nightlife (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 549 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Jazz-Pop, R&B | Label: Music Club | # MCCD 436 | Time: 01:15:06

The early 80's spawned an eclectic mix of music, bands and fashion. Animal Nightlife fitted nicely into the dawning of a new clubland epitomising the style of the decade, blending their jazz-laden rhythms to the smooth vocals of Andy Polaris and the soulful side of the new romantic movement but with a funkier cutting edge. Includes a full color 6-page booklet with sleevenotes by Uncut Magazine's Associate Editor, Paul Lester.

Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs

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Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs

Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics 1975-1983 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 992 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb | 02:38:35
Singer/Songwriter, Soft-Rock, Folk-Rock, R&B, Funk, Jazz | Label: A&M | # 609 493 613-2

This is the way a Joan Armatrading best-of collection should be assembled in the first place. The numerous single-disc compilations never came close to being representative of her achievement as a recording artist. Culling 43 tracks over eight years and 11 albums is even better in many ways than issuing an Armatrading box set. All of the expected material from the early years is included on disc one, such as "Cool Blue Stole My Heart," "Travel So Far," "Dry Land," "Down to Zero," "Love and Affection," "Help Yourself," "Woncha Come on Home," "Show Some Emotion," "Willow," "Barefoot and Pregnant," "Bottom to the Top," "You Rope You Tie Me," "Your Letter," and many more, including "The Flight of the Wild Geese" from the soundtrack to the film. It covers Armatrading's prolific period from 1975-1979, where a lot of old hippies, now upwardly mobile professionals seeking mellow escapes from their relentless and often ruthless pursuit of "the good life," got off the bus and remained stuck, listening only to her early records along with those of the Jacksons, Eagles, and James Taylor. The only problem with this is that Armatrading was just beginning to gain a confidence that led her to become really adventurous, taking huge chances with both her songwriting and production styles in the 1980s. She became a pop singer whose lyrics were anything but pop and whose music expanded the boundaries of pop to include reggae, jazz, and slippery folk music.

Aldorande - Aldorande (2019)

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Aldorande - Aldorande (2019)

Aldorande - Aldorande (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 MB | Tracks: 9 | 50:05 min
Style: Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Favorite Recordings

Ready for an adventure running parallel to their lives in common units, the quartet boarded a starship to set off on an astral expedition. The mission began perfectly, according to plan. From the very first measures, the travellers were released from the Earth's gravity. Very quickly, their home planet appeared tiny and distant, before disappearing completely. Comets and novae lit the way through the fathomless depths of interstellar space. Their preliminary, in-depth studies of seventies jazz-funk were a great source of inspiration. Very early on, they knew that this sonic esthetic would allow them to travel even farther, navigating only with organic instruments and no digital backing or enhancements.

94 East (feat. Prince) - Minneapolis Genius: The Historic 1977 Recordings (1987)

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94 East (feat. Prince) - Minneapolis Genius: The Historic 1977 Recordings (1987)

94 East (feat. Prince) - Minneapolis Genius: The Historic 1977 Recordings (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 77 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Label: Castle | # CLACD 132 | Time: 00:33:35

Minneapolis Genius is the first collection of studio recordings by 94 East, the band name given to a number of tracks recorded by Pepé Willie and Prince with occasional other musicians (it is misleading to consider it an "album", as the tracks have been rearranged many times for reissues under different titles). The collection contained one song with writing input by Prince, Just Another Sucker, and Prince appeared as a musician on all tracks, stemming from recording sessions between 1975 and 1979 (the cover subtitle incorrectly labels the sessions as "the historic 1977 recordings"). Prince had no input into the final release, however, and was upset at its release, leading to a heated discussion between Prince and Pepé Willie in First Avenue in Minneapolis upon its release.

Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)

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Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)

Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat (2006)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 384 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Jazz-Funk, Soft Rock | Reprise Records #9362-49975-2

There are no surprises in sound and style on Morph the Cat, Donald Fagen's long-awaited third solo album, nor should any be expected – ever since Steely Dan's 1980 masterwork, Gaucho, his work, either on his own or with longtime collaborator Walter Becker, has been of a piece. Each record has been sleek, sophisticated, and immaculately produced, meticulously recorded and arranged, heavy on groove and mood, which tends to mask the sly wit of the songs. When it works well – as it did on Fagen's peerless 1982 solo debut, The Nightfly, or on Steely Dan's 2001 comeback, Two Against Nature – the results go down smoothly upon first listen and reveal their complexity with each spin; when it doesn't quite succeed – both 1993's Kamakiriad and the Dan's 2003 effort Everything Must Go didn't quite gel – the albums sound good but samey on the surface and don't quite resonate.

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61719 | Time: 00:38:15

Bob James' most enduring recording is perhaps one of his least adventurous. Full of simple laid-back melodies, light, airy grooves, and quiet backdrops, it's a smooth jazz "masterpiece." It's an enduring part of his catalog and was the launch pad for many movie and television projects, and for a string of hit recordings for the Warner label in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. In effect, it insured his financial security for the future. The set is notable for its heavyweight cast including David Sanborn, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, and Earl Klugh. It also netted the monster hit "Angela (Theme from Taxi)," which continued to get airplay on smooth jazz stations into the 21st century. James is a highly developed pianist, arranger, and composer, and while the music here is as safe as milk, it nonetheless spoke to millions.

Jeff Lorber - Flipside (2005) {Narada Jazz}

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Jeff Lorber - Flipside (2005) {Narada Jazz}

Jeff Lorber - Flipside (2005) {Narada Jazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

The legendary keyboardist started making his unique brand of old-school soul meets modern funk back when old-school was still in session, and the title of his third Narada Jazz disc is a throwback to that era, when the 45 RPM was king. Rather than overwhelm this time with hardcore commercial funk grooves and calculated radio hooks, Jeff Lorber is more into cool vibes and soulful atmospheres. Melodies have always been his gift, so those just come naturally, as on the laid-back, chillout opening track, which features a lush, loose acoustic piano lead. There are less horns than usual, but Ron King (trumpet) and Gary Meek (sax) are given free reign to create snazzy textures on "Everybody Knows That" and the nifty, acoustic soul-jazz flavored title track.

Jeff Lorber - Midnight (1998) {Zebra}

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Jeff Lorber - Midnight (1998) {Zebra}

Jeff Lorber - Midnight (1998) {Zebra}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 292MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, R&B

How's this for a definition of a smooth jazz elder statesman: one whose career spans an entire generation, whose hit album in 1999 uses the same instrumentation and stylistic approach as his first demo 24 years before, only now those old instruments and style are hip again as part of a retro movement? Listened to side by side, Midnight and his 1977 breakthrough Water Sign are like twin sons born to the same family years apart. In addition to the hypnotic clicking wah-wah guitar grooves, both albums focus on Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3, the attractive one-two keyboard punch Lorber has favored for all of his career but the mid-'80s when he experimented with techno sounds. Lorber sets the tone on the hiss-and-pop LP effect before the music begins on "Down Low."

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}

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Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 376MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

As with previous release 'Now is the Time' Jeff Lorber is joined by the Yellowjackets' Jimmy Haslip on bass, Eric Marienthal on saxophones and Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl sharing drumming duties.Jeff once again takes some of his more popular tunes from the past, like "Wizard Island", "City" and "The Underground" and updates them with the new band. "Essentially this album is a part two", Lorber says. "It features the same rhythm section, but it's even more into the jazz fusion direction. It's more energetic and the performances are tighter." In total, 'Galaxy' includes 11 Jeff Lorber original compositions.

Jeff Lorber - It's A Fact (1982) {Arista}

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Jeff Lorber - It's A Fact (1982) {Arista}

Jeff Lorber - It's A Fact (1982) {Arista}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

It's a Fact is the first solo album by the jazz musician Jeff Lorber.

Donald Byrd - Caricatures (1976) [Reissue 2003]

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Donald Byrd - Caricatures (1976) [Reissue 2003]

Donald Byrd - Caricatures (1976) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 80732 2 5)

One of his last efforts with the Mizell production team was definitely not his most critically acclaimed, but Caricatures continued Byrd's commercial winning streak that started years previous with 1969's Kofi and such '70s Blue Note classics as Places and Spaces, Black Byrd, and Street Lady. His last release for the label was no exception to the formula set forth from the previously mentioned albums. One of Caricatures strongest features is the level of musicianship from start to finish. Byrd recruited some of the top '70s soul-jazz musicians, such as Gary Bartz, Alphonse Mouzon, David T Walker, and future '80s R&B hitmaker Patrice Rushen, to help complement the musicianship laid down by Byrd and the Mizell brothers…

Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)

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Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)

Sunburst - Sunburst (Japan Edition) (1980/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 309.38 Mb | 45:52 | Cover
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Victor Musical Industries - VICJ-77023

Toshiyuki Honda (born April 9, 1957, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz musician and composer. Honda's father was a jazz critic, whose name was also Toshiyuki Honda. As a jazz musician, he learned flute and saxophone, and worked in the late 1970s with George Otsuka and the Burning Waves ensemble. In the 1980s he worked with Chick Corea, Tatsuya Takahashi, and Kazumi Watanabe, as well as leading his own ensemble, Super Quartet. he was also a member of the ensemble Native Son. Starting in the late 1980s, Honda turned increasingly toward composing for film and television, as well as working in record producing. He composed the soundtrack for the film A Taxing Woman in 1987, which raised his prominence as a film scorer.

Sergio di Finizio - Clessidra (2019)

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Sergio di Finizio - Clessidra (2019)

Sergio di Finizio - Clessidra (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 230 MB | Tracks: 9 | 38:21 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Temps Record

After many years as a bassist, composer and arranger in many and different musical projects and as accompanist of various artists, Sergio Di Finizio brings together some of his compositions, arranged and produced by himself, "Clessidra" (Time Record, 2019), his first record as the main artist. A work that shows the different artistic facets of its author: as a bassist, composer and producer; and that covers different styles ranging from flamenco to jazz, from funk to environmental music.

Crackin' - Makings Of A Dream (1977) [2015, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}

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Crackin' - Makings Of A Dream (1977) [2015, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}

Crackin' - Makings Of A Dream (1977) [2015, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}
R&B, Pop/Rock, AOR, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 37:24 | 256,83 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-16782 | Released: 2015-10-07 (1977)

Japanese reissue of this AOR outfit's 1977 debut for Warner Brothers (and second album overall). Contains all nine tracks from the original release. David Sanborn & Nick De Caro both guest.

Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [2016, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}

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Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [2016, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}

Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [2016, Japan SHM-CD] {Remastered Reissue}
R&B, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 01:13:32 | 293,49 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-17404 | Released: 2016-09-21 (1978)

Crackin’ was an R&B group tinged with a little jazz who had four albums in the mid-1970s, three on the Warner Brothers label and one on the Polydor label.