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Ramsey Lewis - Between The Keys (1996)

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Ramsey Lewis - Between The Keys (1996)

Ramsey Lewis - Between The Keys (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 330 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth, Jazz-Pop | Label: GRP | Catalog Number: GRP 98432

Although Ramsey Lewis gained his initial fame as a jazz pianist, many of his records (including this one) are really more in the R&B field. The soul vocals, acid jazz rhythms and tinkling piano result in superior background music and there are some good moments (such as Grover Washington, Jr.'s soprano on "Sun Goddess 2000") but Ramsey Lewis is capable of much better. A strictly commercial effort that succeeds more as dance music than as creative jazz.

Travis Vega - Just Let It Flow (2007)

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Travis Vega - Just Let It Flow (2007)

Travis Vega - Just Let It Flow (2007)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 120 MB
Label: Full Authority Records | Rel:2007

When you love to play guitar, you play. Nothing can stop you. When musical ideas are burning in your brain, you play them. Through The Valley (2004) was Travis' expression and his debut album, starting his career as solo musician. George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Norman Brown and Peter White are Travis' idols. In fact these legends have impressed a whole generation of guitarists. Following the mainstream in smooth jazz Travis soon succeeded in placing his music on smooth jazz radio stations throughout the United States. Travis comments: "I really don't know if you can call what I do Jazz parse, I don't consider myself a straight ahead jazz musician, but a musician that has influences of jazz, pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, I love to combine all those styles that have influenced me and create what feels good to me."

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)

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Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:45 | 151 MB
Label: Secret Records | Release Year: 2017

All the tracks here are excellent and interestingly with the exception of the title track you probably won't find any of the other tracks on a greatest hits compilation album of theirs and yet taken overall as a whole the album is very strong and has a very nice flow to it which is why despite the lack of "hits" I still feel this to be a very strong Shakatak album and is surely as good as "Night Birds" - both representing their best work in my opinion. Certainly no fillers here with "Stranger", "Sol Fuego", "Usual Situation" and "Steppin' Out" as the other stand-out tracks.

Scott Wilkie - More Than You Know (2000)

Posted By: TmanHome
Scott Wilkie - More Than You Know (2000)

Scott Wilkie - More Than You Know (2000)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50 min | 125 MB
Label: Narada | Rel:2000

Smooth jazz, contemporary jazz, fusion or what I like to call it, the new beach music, Scott Wilkie's second album for Narada is another set of never getting to the point compositions. All of the songs on the play list were written and arranged by Wilkie and all sound the same. It seems these young players look and see how successful Kenny G and his followers are and feel that's the path they want to take. They certainly avoid playing any music but their own thus avoiding being compared, favorably or unfavorably, with other jazz musicians…

VA - Nu-Jazz Divas Vol.2 (2008)

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VA - Nu-Jazz Divas Vol.2 (2008)

VA - Nu-Jazz Divas Vol.2 (2008)
Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | 1:35:09 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 217 MB
Label: High Note Records | Year Of Release: 2008

2008 two CD set. You don't have to imagine any image of the mellow and full voices of Jazz divas. Just open your ears and enjoy it with ease. The four-dimensional floatation of electronic particles insinuates and creates the vivid appearances for the improvisation sound in modern times. Nu-Jazz Divas takes perfect interpretation of voices and extraordinary recording quality as main considerations and displays the absorption and remake of traditional Jazz in electronic generation. The two CDs contain the nuances between "Happy Hour" and "After Hour".

Bobby Caldwell - Be My Valentine (2001)

Posted By: JET 1
Bobby Caldwell - Be My Valentine (2001)

Bobby Caldwell - Be My Valentine (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 367 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Sin-Drome | Catalog Number: SD 2001

Contemporary jazz singer/guitarist Bobby Caldwell was born August 15, 1951, in Manhattan, NY; his parents, Bob and Carolyn, were the hosts of the television variety show Suppertime and exposed the child to a wide variety of musical influences. Caldwell began studying piano and guitar at age 12; he initially pursued a career in rock & roll but was equally adept at playing jazz and R&B and at 17 took his band on the road to play the Las Vegas circuit. From there the group moved on to Los Angeles, but despite recording an album titled Kathmandu, Caldwell enjoyed little success and eventually returned to his parents home in Miami. There he began work on his 1978 breakthrough album What You Won't Do for Love, scoring a hit single with the title cut. Efforts including a 1979 self-titled LP, The Cat in the Hat, and Carry On followed, and although Caldwell enjoyed a strong following at home, he became a superstar in Japan. He shifted creative gears with 1996's Blue Condition, a collection of big band-era standards; the similarly themed Come Rain or Come Shine followed three years later.

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.

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Kim Waters - Sax Appeal (1991)

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Kim Waters - Sax Appeal (1991)

Kim Waters - Sax Appeal (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 358 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Warlock | Catalog Number: WARCD-2726

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.

Paul Brown - One Way Back (2016) {Woodward Avenue}

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Paul Brown - One Way Back (2016) {Woodward Avenue}

Paul Brown - One Way Back (2016) {Woodward Avenue}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 500dpi | 266MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

On his latest Woodward Avenue set One Way Back, two time Grammy winning guitarist Paul Brown keeps the deep funk and cool urban vibe flowing while tapping deeper than ever before into his lifelong blues influences. While extending his long history of collaborations with the genre's top saxophonists with "Sexy Thang" featuring Darren Rahn, the collection's musical core is a series of dynamic collaborations with top genre guitarists Chris Standring, Peter White, Marc Antoine and Chuck Loeb. Highlights include a the lead single, a bold and fiery re-imagining of The Crusaders' soul-jazz classic "Put It Where You Want It," and a powerhouse Memphis soul-influenced tune "Well Alright" featuring vocalist (and former Hi Records songwriter) Don Bryant.

Gerald Albright - Pushing The Envelope (2010)

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Gerald Albright - Pushing The Envelope (2010)

Gerald Albright - Pushing The Envelope (2010)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 129 MB
Label: Heads Up | Rel:2010

Jazz and R&B icon Gerald Albright is considered to be one of the most innovative and successful artists of the last twenty-five years. With the release of Pushing The Envelope, Albright's super cool side is back. With its polished soul/jazz vibe, Pushing The Envelope is a showcase for Albright's remarkably fine balance of songcraft and musicianship, and features special guest appearances by Fred Wesley on trombone, Earl Klugh on acoustic guitar and George Duke on acoustic piano.

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)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 292 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
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.

VA - Jazz For Meditation (2007)

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VA - Jazz For Meditation (2007)

VA - Jazz For Meditation (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 359 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Universal Music Group | Catalog Number: 06024 9843727

Nine track compilation CD featuring Alice Coltrane, Yusef Lateef & More.

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)

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Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: Polydor | # 827 485-2 | Time: 00:38:22

British jazz-funk combo Shakatak formed in London in 1980. Originally comprising 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'," cracking the British Top 50 the following year with the singles "Livin' in the UK" and "Brazilian Dawn." Their debut LP, Drivin' Hard, was also well-received, and with the 1982 follow-up Nightbirds, Shakatak (which replaced Underwood with bassist George Anderson) scored their first Top 20 hit in "Easier Said Than Done"; the disc's title track also rocketed into the Top Ten. Nightbirds also introduced singer Jill Saward, who emerged as Shakatak's lead vocalist with the band's fifth album, 1984's Down on the Street, which notched the hit "Watching You"; 1985's Live preceded the release of the group's next studio effort, Day by Day.

VA - Disco Jazz (2009)

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VA - Disco Jazz (2009)

VA - Disco Jazz (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 530 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Disco | Label: Universal Music Group | Catalog Number: 06007 5319308

17 track compilation CD featuring Love Unlimited Orchestra, Rhythm Heritage, Meco & More.

[re:jazz] - Point Of View (2004)

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[re:jazz] - Point Of View (2004)

[re:jazz] - Point Of View (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 394 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Future Jazz | Label: Infracom | Catalog Number: IC 115-2

The [re:jazz] band has seven members plus a technician: Inga Luehning (voc), Oliver Leicht (sax), Jan Stuermer(git), Matthias Vogt (p), Heiko Himmighoffen (perc), Andreas Manns (b), Volker Schmidt (dr). The band is formed exclusively of young and extremely gifted musicians. Their music puts a smile on the face of their audience.