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Posted By : uff | Date : 19 Apr 2015 21:05:45 | Comments : 0

Keiko Matsui - The Jazz Channel Presents Keiko Matsui (2000)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 5184kbps | DD 5.1, 448kbps; DTS 5.1, 1536kbps | 83min | 5600Mb
Jazz | Image ID9802BJDVD | rel: 2000 | covers

Keiko Matsui may be the star of this Jazz Channel Presents concert and have won a few Smooth Jazz Awards, but the Japanese-born, classically influenced keyboardist's music is not jazz--at least not if your definition of jazz includes swinging, the blues and improvisation, all of which are in relatively short supply in this nearly 90-minute performance. Not that it matters, really. Whatever you call the style--"contemporary instrumental" seems as good a term as any--Matsui is one of its more appealing, and certainly most popular, exponents.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 13 Apr 2015 22:54:18 | Comments : 1
Vaya Con Dios - Roots and Wings (1995) front

Vaya Con Dios - Roots and Wings (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ariola BMG 74321 307132 | ~ 302 or 112 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 165 Mb
Soft Rock / Modern Electric Blues / Smooth Jazz

Vaya Con Dios (Spanish for "Godspeed!") was a Belgian music act, that stood out for its mixing of styles, as well as the distinctive voice of its lead singer Dani Klein. It was one of the most successful Belgian music acts ever, having sold more than 7 million albums and more than 3 million singles...
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 09 Apr 2015 08:06:04 | Comments : 0

Blake Aaron - Soul Stories (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:36 min | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Blake Aaron

Guitarist Blake Aaron is an universalist, both in Radio and TV shows at home as well as on the side of big stars like Carlos Santana, The Gap Band or Bobby Womack. Also in the smooth jazz genre, he is known all over town. His solo career as guitarist started with Every Touch (2001), followed by Bringin' It Back (2003), Desire (2007), Romantic Christmas (2011) and this year Soul Stories.
Posted By : flac jacket | Date : 08 Apr 2015 00:35:26 | Comments : 5

Grover Washington, Jr. - Winelight (1980) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ5 203]
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Image + Cue + Log) - 235 MB | Complete Scans (Jpeg 600 dpi) - 95 MB | MP3 (CBR320 Kbps) - 98 MB
Smooth Jazz | Audio Fidelity | AFZ5 203 | 39:26 minutes | Hosted On: NitroFlare & Oboom

The album received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. It includes the Grammy Award-winning hit "Just the Two of Us" sung by Bill Withers.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 06 Apr 2015 15:54:29 | Comments : 0

David Sanborn - Time And The River (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 44:34 | 103 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sony Masterworks

Time and the River, the new album from David Sanborn, is his first collaboration in the studio with producer and bass player Marcus Miller in over fifteen years. Through the years, the two have worked together on a number of records, winning five Grammy Awards ® and seven Gold Records. Time and The River is a modern groove oriented album, with funky beats and beautiful ballads where Sanborn can show the emotional side of his legendary saxophone skills. Along with Miller, the album features Roy Assaf on alto flute, Justin Mullens on trumpet, Tim Vaughn on trombone, Ricky Peterson on organ, Javier Diaz on percussion and Marcus Baylor on drums. Guest vocalists include R&B and jazz singer Randy Crawford on "The Windmills of Your Mind,"...
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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 06 Apr 2015 07:17:20 | Comments : 0

Mike Mainieri - Love Play
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 282 MB | Full Artwork: 45 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BMG Victor # BVCA-7366 | Country/Year: Japan 1995, 1977
Genre: Jazz | Style: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

"...Mainieri had opportunities to work with Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, and Wes Montgomery (1967-1968), among many others, and played in the early fusion band Jeremy & the Satyrs. During 1969-1972, he led a 20-piece rehearsal group called White Elephant that included the Brecker Brothers and other studio players. In 1979, he formed Steps (which later became Steps Ahead), an all-star jazz-oriented R&B/fusion band that included such players as Mike Brecker, Don Grolnick, Eddie Gomez, and Steve Gadd in its original lineup. .."
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 04 Apr 2015 06:55:34 | Comments : 1

Jeff Bradshaw - Home One Special Night At The Kimmel Center (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78:39 min | 183 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Vocal, Smooth Jazz | Label: Shanachie Ent. Corp.

It's the kind of aural utopia for which true music lovers literally salivate: lush, live instrumentation anchoring multiple textures and tempos in each selection, all enhanced by a dream line-up of guest players and vocalists. Such moments are best experienced as they happen, but the next best thing is a skillfully rendered live CD, which is what Jeff Bradshaw has accomplished with his first-ever recording for Shanachie Entertainment, Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 01 Apr 2015 20:26:35 | Comments : 2

George Benson - Big Boss Band Featuring The Count Basie Orchestra (1990)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 41:21 | 108 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Warner Bros.

This project had its genesis back in 1983 with a Benson promise to Count Basie that he would record an album in his style, a promise partially fulfilled the following year with 20/20's "Beyond the Sea." Focusing on standards that steer commendably clear from tunes normally associated with Basie, Benson takes on the dual challenge of big-band singer and lead guitarist and succeeds with authority in both roles. The robust playing of the Basie band under Frank Foster poses absolutely no problems for Benson's muscular guitar, for he punches out the notes and octaves in irresistibly swinging fashion (for prime mature Benson, check out "Basie's Bag")...
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 31 Mar 2015 19:16:24 | Comments : 2
Vaya Con Dios - Night Owls (1990) front

Vaya Con Dios - Night Owls (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ariola BMG, 260.600 | ~ 262 or 103 Mb | Scans(png) -> 103 Mb
Chanson / Pop Rock / Soul-Jazz / Smooth Jazz

This album touches all your emotions. Dany Klein, the lead singer, immediately captures the attention with a voice that is clear, strong and so rarely encountered. This particular album offers a little jazz, a little soul, playful popular song as "neh neh neh" but most importantly Vaya con Dios' lyrics bring you back to a time when music was meant to win you by the feelings it conveyed with words and melody not with flashy music/dance videos...
Posted By : popsakov | Date : 30 Mar 2015 17:37:35 | Comments : 0

Richard Smith - Tangos (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Tango | No Bozo Music #NBM 02

Richard’s new release “Tangos”! Richard’s well-known discs have garnished praise such as “Best Contemporary Jazz Guitar Album” (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for “Record of the Year” (Ad Lib Magazine), and “Best New Artist” (Radio & Records Magazine). His album ‘SOuLIDIFIED’ spent 17 weeks in the top 10 for radio airplay of American contemporary jazz radio (Radio and Records Magazine), and three weeks at number 1 in the world for satellite and cable airplay (Music Choice). This has been an exciting time for Richard, a time of growth and change. In 2012 and 2013 Smith traveled to 11 countries around the globe performing music from his 13 releases and collaborating with a group of international all-stars on “Tangos” – the deepest and most engaging release of his career...
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 30 Mar 2015 12:06:58 | Comments : 2
Vaya Con Dios 1988 - Vaya Con Dios front

Vaya Con Dios - Vaya Con Dios (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ariola BMG, 259 400 | ~ 260 or 103 Mb | Scans(png) -> 167 Mb
Smooth Jazz

Vaya con Dios burst onto the scene with their premier album, simply breathtaking. Powerful lyrics, enchanting music, and fantastic sense of song. That powerful voice by Dani Klein... She will recreate the rythm of a slowing train by singing syllables of a line, she will lay her heart with emotion coming from the song, and she will recreate any situation or scene she sings about with her intuitive knowledge of the song's atmosphere...
Posted By : Discograf_man | Date : 28 Mar 2015 19:04:28 | Comments : 1

Soul Ballet - Collection (1996-2012)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,56 Gb
Label: Countdown Records, 215 Records, Artizen A Music Corp, Nu Groove Records | Release Year: 1996-2012

Soul Ballet is a musical project of actor, producer, arranger, programmer, and multi-instrumentalist Rick “R.K.” Kelly. Soul Ballet’s music is smooth contemporary jazz/electronica, characterized as pulsating electronic beats entwined with a dark, moody atmosphere.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 28 Mar 2015 17:17:44 | Comments : 0

Urban Knights - Urban Knights III (2000) {Narada}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 597MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B

Most artists' idea of giving back to their communities involves some sort of charitable work or financial contribution. On Urban Knights III, legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis reaches deeper, forgoing the the all-star jam concepts of the first two Urban Knights projects (which featured everyone from the late Grover Washington, Jr. to producer Maurice White), and cultivating some of Chicago's most deserving local R&B and jazz talents. Most of the featured players have deals with Lewis' Ivory Pyramid Productions. These core band members consist of keyboardist Kevin Randolph, bassist Sharay Reed, drummer Calvin Rogers, and percussionist Alejo Poveda, as well as the all-female vocal group the Staples (cousins of the famed Staple Singers) and vocalists Tammi and Hardeman.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 27 Mar 2015 23:07:15 | Comments : 2

Kevin Eubanks - Face To Face (1986) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb1 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 200MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Kevin Eubanks' first album with a string section is a triumph of good taste, both in the guitarist's gently swinging work and in GRP chief Dave Grusin's unobtrusive, intelligent, unsentimental string charts. Grusin's gorgeously recorded strings seem to seep into the texture, filling the spaces with just enough mortar. The backings alternate between an electric group -- with Marcus Miller on bass and Grusin applying the Yamaha DX7 electric piano sound -- and often just Ron Carter on acoustic bass (plus the strings, of course).
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 27 Mar 2015 16:22:52 | Comments : 1

Madeleine Peyroux - Bare Bones
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE (tracks): 435 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Rounder Rec. # 460502670147 | Country/Year: Russia 2009
Genre: Jazz | Style: Vocal Jazz, Contemporary

"Madeleine Peyroux's fourth album isn't the normal mix of standards (contemporary or traditional) with a few songs of her own composing; each of the 11 tracks is a new song written by Peyroux, usually in tandem with producer Larry Klein or a guest. (...) Bare Bones is a remarkable work from one of the best artists in vocal jazz."