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Freddie Hubbard - Sky Dive (1972) {CTI--CBS Records ZK44171 rel 1988}

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Freddie Hubbard - Sky Dive (1972) {CTI--CBS Records ZK44171 rel 1988}

Freddie Hubbard - Sky Dive (1972) {CTI–CBS Records ZK44171 rel 1988}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 1988 CTI / CBS Records | ZK 44171
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Trumpet

This Creed Taylor gem from the early 70's sounds even better now than it did then. Freddie Hubbard is, or at least was, a remarkable trumpet player - a genuine virtuoso with terrific tone, meldodic sense and emotional range. The songs are unusual, beautiful and in the groove. Ditto for everyone else on the album, which - I hadn't noticed this 30 years ago - includes Keith Jarrett. Ron Carter's bass is mesmerizing. Listening to his riff on the first song helped me appreciate the power of nuance and a subtle riff well placed.

Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]

Posted By: BlondStyle
Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]

Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:53 | 270,45 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-28073 | Released: 2014-07-23 (1986)

"Digital Madness" is an album by Barnaby Finch, released in 1986. Barnaby Finch, a keyboardist, was, for many years, a touring member of Lee Ritenour’s band. He toured with Lee on and off from 1982 to 2008. Prior stints include Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, Boz Scaggs, Lionel Richie, and David Foster. His piano was featured on the Lionel Richie/Diana Ross hit “Endless Love”. From 1982 to 1989 Barnaby toured with George Benson, and from 1987 to 1989 he was conductor and musical director. He has recorded with Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Pat Kelley, Lee Oscar, Kazu Matsui, Marlena Shaw, Ronnie Laws, Pressure, Lionel Richie, Earl Klugh, Anthony Marinelli, Tom Scott, Peter Sprague, Hubert Laws, Patti Austin, and Kenny Rogers, among others.

Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]

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Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]

Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:35 | 274,80 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-2324 | Released: 1998-11-26 (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.

Gary Bartz - Love Song (1977) {P-Vine Japan}

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Gary Bartz - Love Song (1977) {P-Vine Japan}

Gary Bartz - Love Song (1977) {P-Vine Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 237MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

A reasonably enjoyable but not essential release, this album features altoist Gary Bartz (doubling on soprano) performing some originals and older R&B tunes with a four-piece rhythm section (which includes George Cables on electric piano and guitarist Carl McDaniels); three songs have soulful vocalists. The music overall is generally danceable and funky, sounding a bit dated despite some decent solos. Not Gary Bartz's worst (from a jazz standpoint), but also far from his best.

Grover Washington, Jr. - The Best Of Grover Washington, Jr. [Recorded 1971-1979] (1996)

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Grover Washington, Jr. - The Best Of Grover Washington, Jr. [Recorded 1971-1979] (1996)

Grover Washington, Jr. - The Best Of Grover Washington, Jr. [Recorded 1971-1979] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 897 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 343 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Motown (530 620-2)

While there can be no doubt that the late great Grover Washington, Jr. released his most commercially successful recordings for Columbia and Elektra, there is also no doubt that, critically and creatively, Washington's most visionary material, the stuff that virtually created the template for the smooth jazz generations that came after, were on the Kudu imprint and produced by Creed Taylor. Washington was a monster saxophonist on tenor as well as soprano, and a true stylist. Before coming to Motown and Kudu he had apprenticed with a number of soul-jazz masters, including Charles Earland and Johnny "Hammond" Smith. The material here focuses on the seminal eight years Washington recorded for Motown and Kudu, beginning with his early renditions of standards like "I Loves You, Porgy," from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess…

Grant Green - Green Is Beautiful (1970) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9545 rel 2003)

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Grant Green - Green Is Beautiful (1970) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9545 rel 2003)

Grant Green - Green Is Beautiful (1970) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9545 rel 2003)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2003 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-9545
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar

The second album of Grant Green's thorough jazz-funk makeover, Green Is Beautiful finds the guitarist growing more comfortable with harder, funkier R&B than he seemed on the softer-hued Carryin' On. The switch from Fender Rhodes electric piano back to the more traditional Hammond organ certainly helps give the session a little extra grit, but it doesn't return Green to the land of soul-jazz by any means. Green Is Beautiful is still explicitly commercial and accessible to non-jazz audiences, and (purist objections notwithstanding) that's not necessarily a bad thing.

The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}

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The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}

The Brecker Brothers - The Bottom Line Archive (2015) {Bottom Line}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 473MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This exciting album, capturing a Brecker Brothers set at New York City’s Bottom Line on March 6, 1976, is an important document for those who feel that fusion ruled. This disc is evidence of the sonic combustion that happened in the mid-’70s when versatile musicians mixed the accessibility of rock arrangements and the deep groove of funk with the harmonic language and improvisation of jazz. The Bottom Line Archive is the only official live release of this lineup of the Brecker Brothers Band: Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone), Don Grolnick (keyboards), Steve Khan (guitar), Will Lee (bass), Chris Parker (drums) and Sammy Figueroa (percussion). Contributing to three tracks is alto saxophonist David Sanborn, who shows off the chops that would make him a superstar in the ensuing years.

Himiko Kikuchi - Reverse It (1984) {Tower To The People}

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Himiko Kikuchi - Reverse It (1984) {Tower To The People}

Himiko Kikuchi - Reverse It (1984) {Tower To The People}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Himiko Kikuchi is a Japanese jazz pianist, keyboard player, composer and arranger. Born in Sendai. "Reverse It" is her fifth studio album.

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) [2014, Epic Records Japan, EICP 10001]

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Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) [2014, Epic Records Japan, EICP 10001]

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Epic Records Japan, EICP 10001 | ~ 276 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 533 Mb
Fusion / Jazz-Funk / Jazz-Rock

Blow by Blow typifies Jeff Beck's wonderfully unpredictable career. Released in 1975, Beck's fifth effort as a leader and first instrumental album was a marked departure from its more rock-based predecessors…

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016)

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Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016)

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Label: Blue Note/Revive | # 06025 4780068 | Time: 00:52:30
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

Since making his debut as a leader with 2001's At Last, Marcus Strickland has established a reputation as a composer of remarkable depth and breadth. On Nihil Novi, his first Blue Note offering, Strickland showcases a new band – trumpeter Keyon Harrold, keyboardists Mitch Henry and Masayuki Hirano, bassist Kyle Miles, and drummer Charles Haynes. His new tunes offer an even greater array of styles, harmonic textures, and dynamics, and reveal his preoccupation with hip-hop beatmaking. (This isn't a jazz/hip-hop fusion record.) Nihil Novi was expertly and empathetically produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, who also guests on bass. Strickland also brings in some old friends and allies, including Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Pino Palladino, and Chris Bruce.

SFJAZZ Collective - 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" and Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand" (Live) (2020)

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SFJAZZ Collective - 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" and Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand" (Live) (2020)

SFJAZZ Collective - 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way" and Sly & The Family Stone's "Stand" (Live at Sfjazz Center, 2019) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 438 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:19:31
Jazz-Funk | Label: SFJAZZ Records

Recorded live at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on October 31 –November 3, 2019, the album celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Sly &The Family Stone’s multi-platinum classic Stand!and the Miles Davis fusion landmark In A Silent Way. Released respectively in May and July 1969 by a pair of artists connected by mutual respect, inspiration, and commitment to artistic exploration, both albums were beacons of hope and new possibilities during a turbulent time in American history.

Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks And Blues (1974) [1999, Remastered Reissue]

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Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks And Blues (1974) [1999, Remastered Reissue]

Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks And Blues (1974) [1999, Remastered Reissue]
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:43 | 296,81 Mb
Label: Blue Note (USA) | Cat.# 7243 4 98542 2 2 | Released: 1999-02-09 (1974)

Bobbi Humphrey scored her biggest hit with her third album Blacks and Blues, an utterly delightful jazz-funk classic that helped make her a sensation at Montreux. If it sounds a lot like Donald Byrd's post-Black Byrd output, it's no accident; brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell have their fingerprints all over the album, and as on their work with Byrd, Larry handles all the composing and most of the arranging and production duties.

Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

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Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

Pieces Of A Dream - Pieces Of A Dream (1981) & We Are One (1982) [2005, Remastered Reissue]
Jazz, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPG) | 01:17:39 | 480,99 Mb
Label: Elektra/Collectables Records (USA) | Cat.# COL-CD-7674 | Released: 2005-07-26 (1981/1982)

Here are the first two albums from pioneer smooth jazz unit Pieces of a Dream on a single disc. Produced and mixed by the late Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream/We Are One combine soulful, tight arrangements, spirited and inspired playing, and a canny knack for grooves, Pieces of a Dream and We Are One endure as gems of the genre.

Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)

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Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)

Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Polydor | # 823 088-2 | 00:43:13

Influences is the debut solo album by the British musician, Mark King, who is the singer and bass player with Level 42. It was released by Polydor Records in July 1984. The album features a cover of the song "I Feel Free" by Cream, which was released as a single. King played most of the instruments on the album. Guest musicians include Level 42 keyboardist Mike Lindup and Drummie Zeb from Aswad, who played drums on "Clocks Go Forward".

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD)
XLD/EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Disco | Time: 02:52:58

British crossover jazz, funk, and pop outfit Shakatak are a sophisticated ensemble who have enjoyed a long career. With a sound steeped in contemporary jazz and R&B, they found success with both instrumental albums and pop vocal productions. Formed in London in 1980, Shakatak originally featured keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell. The group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'." Collection includes: Invitations (1982); Down On The Street (1984); City Rhythm (1985); Street Level (1993).