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Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)

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Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)

Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)
Jazz, Crossover Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44 min | 110 MB
Label: GRP | Rel:1991

Don Grusin's rousing blend of acoustic piano passion and electric synth energy allows him to create an amazingly diverse experience on this recording. The keyboardist's album may be called Zephyr, defined by Oxford as a "gentle wind," but with a few exceptions, this is a Brazilian/Latin spiced hurricane of a collection…

Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)

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Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)

Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz | Label: Reprise | # 9 45227-2 | Time: 00:57:42

Michael released "Dragonfly Summer after a three year hiatus. What a wonderful return. The opener "Coming To Life" is an upbeat tune where Michael seems like he's singing about the start of this album itself. All of the songs are winners, I sometimes wonder what the outtakes are like, given the overall quality of the songs here. "Soul Mate" not only turned me on to Jeff Lorber, but also introduced me to Eric Benet, he's singing the harmony vocal. Not only is Michael talented, but the people he surrounds himself with, wow! The title track is fun, "Monk's New Tune" is about as late night jazz as Michael gets. "I Love Lucy" is that "I Love Lucy," the only cover Michael has recorded, save for a couple Christmas songs. The song is transformed from a Cuban lounge style to a romantic Brazilian influenced love song, the orchestration is glorious. "Practice Makes Perfect" is fun, "String Of Pearls" is a beautiful song, moving at a nice tempo featuring accoustic guitar and a woodwind solo.

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)

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VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)

VA - Jazz Under the Skies (2009)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 3 877 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: 101 Distribution | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 30 June 2009 | Runtime: 109 min. | 3,62GB (DVD5)

Produced for release by John Matarazzo, head of Hudson Street Entertainment group, this 109-minute long DVD includes highlights from the 1990 and 1991 issues of the now defunct Live Under The Sky jazz festival. Filmed in Tokyo, starts with an all-star quartet - Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland (on electric bass!) and Jack DeJohnette - performing "Jack In".

John Zorn & Roberto Rodriguez - Aguares: Book Of Angels, Volume 23 (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8322}

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John Zorn & Roberto Rodriguez - Aguares: Book Of Angels, Volume 23 (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8322}

John Zorn & Roberto Rodriguez - Aguares: Book Of Angels, Volume 23 (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8322}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Tzadik | TZ 8322 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Klezmer / Latin Jazz

Roberto Rodriguez’s dynamic blending of Cuban music with the Jewish tradition has produced some of the most popular and best selling CDs on the Radical Jewish series. Here he turns his brilliant arranging skills and fabulous all-star ensemble to nine beautiful melodies from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. Recorded in Israel with some of the strongest musicians out of the exciting Israeli music scene the music is at once familiar and surprising, touching on traditions while bringing them into the 21st century with imagination, wit and a passionate creativity.

David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003)

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David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003)

David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003)
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Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz | Wounded Bird Records #WOU 3051

Promise Me the Moon is a studio album by The David Sanborn Band, released in December 1977 through Warner Bros. Records and reissued by Wounded Bird Records many years later. The album reached number 27 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.

Kim Waters - It's Time For Love (1994)

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Kim Waters - It's Time For Love (1994)

Kim Waters - It's Time For Love (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 383 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
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Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Soul | Warlock Records #WARCD-2745

Maryland-born saxophonist Kim Waters is a gifted performer known for his romantic, cross-over jazz style. Influenced by both bluesy jazz and soulful R&B, Waters debuted in 1989 with Sweet and Saxy. His next several albums, 1991's Sax Appeal, 1993's Peaceful Journey, and 1994's It's Time for Love, found him moving in a more smooth jazz direction. It was a creative transformation that culminated in 1998's Love's Melody and 1999's One Special Moment. In 2001, Waters delivered From the Heart, his first of several albums on Shanachie Records that included 2002's Someone to Love You, 2004's In the Name of Love, 2007's You Are My Lady…

Toots Thielemans - In New Orleans (2001)

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Toots Thielemans - In New Orleans (2001)

Toots Thielemans - In New Orleans (2001)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 486 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 kb/s, AC-3 2ch. at 224 kb/s
Genre: Jazz | Label: Image Entert. | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 11 Dec. 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,09GB (DVD5)

Toots Thielemans virtually introduced the chromatic harmonica as a jazz instrument. In fact, beginning in the mid-'50s, he never had a close competitor. Thielemans simply played the harmonica with the dexterity of a saxophonist and even successfully traded off with the likes of Oscar Peterson.

Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)

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Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)

Bill Evans - The Last Trio Live '80 (2006)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Voa | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 May 2006 | Runtime: 43 min. | 2,90GB (DVD5)

William John "Bill" Evans , August 16, 1929 - September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2CD

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VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2CD

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2CD
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Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Crossover Jazz | Label: Concord/Playboy | # PBD2-7502-2 | Time: 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.

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

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The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 476 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Sin-Drome | # 99.5032.2 | 01:05:54

When trombonist/producer Wayne Henderson, pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample, sax-man Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper changed their name from the Jazz Crusaders to the Crusaders back in 1971, it signaled a more R&B-minded direction for the group – they were always funky, but in the '70s, they became even funkier. And so, the names the Crusaders and the Jazz Crusaders came to stand for two different things – if the Jazz Crusaders were synonymous with a funky yet acoustic-oriented approach to hard bop (à la Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), the Crusaders were about electric-oriented jazz-funk and fusion. In 1995, Henderson (who left the Crusaders in 1975) resurrected the name the Jazz Crusaders and produced Happy Again for the small, Los Angeles-based Sin-drome Records.

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

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The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Verve | # 0602517995710 | Time: 00:39:44

Possessing not the greatest album sleeve in history - "Images" was nonetheless a bit of a Jazz-Funk peach. Produced by "Stix" Hooper, Wilton Felder & Joe Sample for "Crusader Productions, Inc." and mastered by long-standing expert Bernie Grundman, it followed so much of their Seventies output - really well-produced instrumental funky tracks followed by mellow ones that filled both the floor and the heart at one and the same time. Remastered from the original tapes by KEVIN REEVES at Universal Mastering in the States, it now sounds FABULOUS - really clear and defined - and virtually hiss-free. After a whole decade and umpteen albums of their particular type of funk & jazz, the same team that handled "Images" would finally hit paydirt a year later in 1979 with the global smash of "Street Life" and make Randy Crawford a star.

Various Artists - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]

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Various Artists - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]

VA - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]
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Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Jazz & Τζαζ | # 0040-2 | 01:11:32

This is the third consecutive "Euro-Jazz" CD compilation produced by Jazz & Tzaz Magazine (Greece), featuring a large proportion of the groups and musicians that will participate in this year’s concerts of the 4th European Jazz Festival in Athens. Creative music and musicians from all over Europe give an integral scope of a special kind and variety, and a special feeling of contemporary jazz in Europe. This year’s festival is enriched by the participation of the new European Union members from Central and Eastern Europe. Jazz & Τζαζ Magazine would like to thank all European Embassies and Cultural Institutes (plus the Municipality of Athens) for their kind and helpful collaboration in making this CD, as well as all the musicians and record labels involved.

U-Nam - The Past Builds The Future (2005)

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U-Nam - The Past Builds The Future (2005)

U-Nam - The Past Builds The Future (2005)
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Smooth Jazz, R&B, Neo-Soul | Trippin'n'Rhythm Records #64494-90519-2

The Past Builds The Future is the first album by U-Nam. Accomplished producer, composer and guitarist U-Nam is best known for his #1 hit “Street Life” on the US Billboard charts in 2007. But it isn’t just in Smooth Jazz that he has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with, he is also well-known as a respected songwriter and producer in France in the Pop and R&B genres having worked with artists such as Barry White, Kool & the Gang, Billy Paul, French Pop-Idol, MC Solaar and more. U-Nam has had the opportunity to perform in Russia, Dubai, Malaysia, and tour the US and Europe as part of major festivals.

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The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997

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The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997

The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul Jazz, Hard-Bop | Label: MCA | # MCAD-37072 | 00:40:24

Recorded live at the Roxy, Scratch was one of the Crusaders' best recordings, an extravaganza of jazz and funk with great soloing from the group on top of a set of excellent grooves. From the loose-limbed funk of "Scratch" to a restless, understated version of their live standard "Eleanor Rigby" (which they'd been performing live for over six years), the Crusaders displayed a command of R&B forms in a jazz context. Another cover, Carole King's "So Far Away," is betrayed by a muddy '70s arrangement and sound, but nothing else here fails to illustrate the excellence of the best R&B group in the jazz world.

Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic (1999)

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Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic (1999)

Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic (1999)
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Pop, Dance-Pop, Jazz-Pop | EMI #7243 21009 2 7

Schizophonic is the debut studio album by pop singer Geri Halliwell. The album was released after her split from popular girl group the Spice Girls. It produced four singles, all of which saw commercial success in the UK—"Mi Chico Latino", "Lift Me Up" and "Bag It Up" reached number one, while the first single "Look at Me" peaked at number two. As of 2010 the album had sold 3 million copies worldwide. Most reviews for the album were positive to mixed…