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Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Soul, Smooth Jazz, Folk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517829749)

Like the artist himself, the music on this brilliant album defies all categories, embracing Terry Callier's wide range of influences and experiences. Callier's musical kaleidoscope is filled with funk, rock, folk, jazz, and even classical influences. "Dancing Girl" opens the album with Charles Stepney's majestic orchestration. This opus is the album's pinnacle, moving with soft intensity toward soul-stirring crescendos. Songs like "What Color Is Love" and "Ho Tsing Mee (A Song of the Sun)," an elegant antiwar prayer of confusion, somehow avoid clichés or take them to another level. "You Goin' to Miss Your Candyman" was made popular by Urban Species when they sampled it on "Listen" in the early '90s, and not surprisingly, it sounds better in its original form…

Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)

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Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)

Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 600dpi | 384MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Nelson Rangell has primarily played pop-jazz throughout his career, although he did a credible job playing some soulful alto with the straight-ahead GRP All-Star Big Band. The records he cut for GRP in the early '90s made him into a popular contemporary jazz attraction in the David Sanborn tradition.

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)

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Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)
EAC | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

West Side Stories is the twelfth studio album by a Grammy Award nominated composer, keyboardist and pioneer of the smooth jazz genre, Jeff Lorber.

Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}

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Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}

Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 270MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

When Ronnie Laws first started recording as a leader in 1975, one of the saxman's strongest allies was Wayne Henderson. That trombonist and founding member of the Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) was an expert when it came to combining the accessibility of soul and funk with the freedom of jazz, and his guidance proved to be a definite asset when he produced early Laws albums like Pressure Sensitive (1975) and Fever (1976). The popular Grover Washington, Jr. was a strong influence on Laws, whose appreciation of Mr. Magic asserts itself on everything from the funky "Let's Keep It Together" and the gritty "Captain Midnite" to Bobby Lyle's alluring "Night Breeze." This isn't to say that Laws was a Washington clone, or that he unaware of other soul-jazz saxmen like Eddie Harris and David "Fathead" Newman. Laws, in fact, was quite recognizable himself on both tenor and soprano.

Four80East - Round 3 (2002) {Boomtang}

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Four80East - Round 3 (2002) {Boomtang}

Four80East - Round 3 (2002) {Boomtang}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 328 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: smooth jazz

Round 3 is the 2002 album by Four80East, their third effort. Originally released on Higher Octave, this pressing is a reissue on their own Boomtang label.

Kirk Whalum - Romance Language (2012)

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Kirk Whalum - Romance Language (2012)

Kirk Whalum - Romance Language (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 347MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

Romance Language is very appropriate for Valentine's Day—the perfect background for a romantic evening. Tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum has teamed up with his brother, vocalist Kevin Whalum, on this recreation of the classic John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

VA - Music in Hotels: a Cocktail With You (2020)

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VA - Music in Hotels: a Cocktail With You (2020)

VA - Music in Hotels: a Cocktail With You (2020)
FLAC tracks | 46:43 | 229 Mb
Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz / Label: Machiavelli Records

Above the album worked the Music in Hotels: a Cocktail With You, and his release took place on 2020. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Concord/Playboy | # PBD2-7502-2 | 01:54:54

Something of a smooth jazz oriented answer to the label's 2003 straight-ahead compilation Jazz After Dark, this highly engaging two-disc set features oft-played radio hits that have helped define the genre's generally easy grooves and colorful melodies. For diehard fans, smooth jazz has always been as about much about lifestyle as music, and these tracks will no doubt remind them just why they became devotees. All the early classics (circa mid-'70s to mid-'80s) are here, from Kenny G.'s "Songbird" and Dave Grusin's "Mountain Dance" to George Benson's "Breezin'" and Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Just the Two of Us." These are supplemented by later hits like Boney James & Rick Braun's "Grazin' in the Grass" and Dave Koz's "You Make Me Smile." But it's not simply an objective survey of smoothness at its best. The collection also seems designed to promote artists in the Concord Jazz stable – David Benoit and Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons, the Braxton Brothers, Gato Barbieri, Eric Marienthal, and Cassandra Reed, among others.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

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Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Due largely to the inclusion of trumpeter Ron Haynes – a one-time Donald Byrd protege – the fourth entry by Ramsey Lewis' smooth jazz supergroup is reminiscent of Byrd's seminal 1970s recordings. While merely hinting at Byrd's proto-disco inventions, Urban Knights IV is nonetheless a modern update of the trumpeter's work with the Blackbyrds. Although this album is nowhere near as funky as, say, Electric Byrd, it does come off grittier than many albums by Urban Knights' contemporaries.

VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

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VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

Various Artists - The Soul Of Jazz, Volume 1 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions/Verve | # 525 558-2 | Time: 01:00:50
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Crossover Jazz

What you see is what you get, an excellent little compilation of the various faces of soul-jazz as presented by the Verve label with their amazing array of artists from Hugh Masekela to Willie Bobo and Herbie Mann on the one hand, and Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks (in an outstanding reading of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man") the Heath Brothers, and Teddy Edwards on the other. The track list is wonderfully varied, too: there's a smoking version of Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" by Masekela, a pair by Jimmy Smith, and a big band – a new entry by the acid jazz group the James Taylor Quartet, but they get it deep; and Wynton Kelly goes deep into soul and blues with "Escapade." Anyway you cut it, it comes out great.

George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}

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George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}

George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | 346MB +5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

George Howard was one of the most talented artist ever and he knew what we wanted. A Home Far Away is one his of best. From the first jam, Miracle, to You Can Make This Story Right and Renewal, this is classic George Howard. This is one of those rare CDs that is played from beginning to end.

George Howard - A Nice Place To Be (1986) {MCA-5855}

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George Howard - A Nice Place To Be (1986) {MCA-5855}

George Howard - A Nice Place To Be (1986) {MCA-5855}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 101MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

A Nice Place To Be is the fifth album by the brilliant soprano saxophonist George Howard.This CD was very smooth before Smooth Jazz became a definition for today's smoother sounds. Some of the sweeter sounds are "Jade's World, "Sweetest Taboo", "Spenser For Hire" from the television show of the same title. I vote for "Stanley's Groove" as the funkiet on this album.This has to be Georges finest hour, along with a stellar cast of jazz musicians to boot (including George Duke and Stanley Clarke).

Blue Knights - Red Night (1993)

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Blue Knights - Red Night (1993)

Blue Knights - Red Night (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 157 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2196-2)

The music of Blue Knights thrives on rhytmus and a very jazz influenced groove-piano. Amazing production, rich sounds and some very tight arranging and playing will capture all fun loving music gourmets. Music to dance to, songs to relax with, melodies like a sunset and rhytms that are perfect for lovers and dancers. Afun combination of colour and sensual music. Sexy jazz, light house grooves, some fine piano playing and high class audiophile production turn this music into a first rate music. Curtis McLaw who reached with his band Dancing Fantasy the Billboard Top 20 in USA, shines here as a producer on another project…

Blue Knights - Blue Night (1992)

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Blue Knights - Blue Night (1992)

Blue Knights - Blue Night (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 720.158)

The music for Blue Night was inspired by the lively, colorful, elegant world of fashion designers, models, photographers and beautiful locations, like Miami Beach, where today's photos are being shot…The music thrives on rhythms and a very jazz-influenced groove piano. Arrangements, programming and keyboards are the work of the composers Jay Heye and Curtis McLaw. They've added guitar and saxophone to produce some rich sounds and some very tight arranging. Sensual jazz, light house grooves and some fine piano playing turn this into a first-rate CD debut.

Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987) [Re-Up]

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Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987) [Re-Up]

Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb
Label: Columbia | # COL 450504 2 | Time: 00:45:05 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Country-Pop, Guitar Jazz, New Age

Sails is an album by Chet Atkins. It was released in 1987 by Columbia Records. Sails follows in the 1980s' vein of Chet Atkins' releases with a smooth jazz and new age atmosphere.