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Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {Sanyo Japan for MCA}

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Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {Sanyo Japan for MCA}

Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {Sanyo Japan for MCA}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 374MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

One of the many jazzmen who started out playing hard bop but went electric during the fusion era, Joe Sample was, in the late '50s, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders' debt to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers wasn't hard to miss - except that the L.A.-based unit had no trumpeter, and became known for its unique tenor/trombone front line. Sample, a hard-swinging player who could handle chordal and modal/scalar improvisation equally well, stuck to the acoustic piano during The Crusaders' early years - but would place greater emphasis on electric keyboards when the band turned to jazz-funk in the early '70s and dropped "Jazz" from its name.

Nomade Orquestra - Entre Mundos (2017)

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Nomade Orquestra - Entre Mundos (2017)

Nomade Orquestra - EntreMundos (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:48:30
Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion, Modern Big Band | Label: Far Out | # FARO198CD

Continuing their globalising musical quest into 2017, Nomade Orquestra return with their second album EntreMundos set for heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital release on 23rd June 2017. Recorded at Red Bull Studios, Sao Paulo, EntreMundos is like a cosmic musical playground where Ethio-jazz, Indian classical and Oriental sounds dance around Afro-Brazilian roots rhythms and Northern hemisphere jazz, funk, soul, library music and hip-hop influences. The sheer vastness of the album is astounding, Nomade Orquestra have quite literally conquered the world in sound.

Jeff Lorber - Wizard Island (1980) {Arista}

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Jeff Lorber - Wizard Island (1980) {Arista}

Jeff Lorber - Wizard Island (1980) {Arista}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Released in 1980, Wizard Island is the fourth album by keyboardist Jeff Lorber as leader of his band "The Jeff Lorber Fusion". The album was Lorber's first to reach number one on the US Jazz Album chart.

Al Di Meola - Kiss My Axe (1991) {Tomato}

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Al Di Meola - Kiss My Axe (1991) {Tomato}

Al Di Meola - Kiss My Axe (1991)
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 407MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 163MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, World Fusion

Despite the aggression its title implies, Kiss My Axe is the work of a softer, more reflective Al di Meola, who had become greatly influenced by Pat Metheny's subtle lyricism, but still had a very recognizable and distinctive sound. Di Meola's new approach was perfectly summarized when, in 1991, he told Jazz Times he wanted to be "enchanted" by the music instead of dazzling listeners with his considerable chops. Di Meola still has fine technique, but avoids overwhelming us with it, and shows more restraint than before.

Jeff Beck - Jeff (2003)

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Jeff Beck - Jeff (2003)

Jeff Beck - Jeff (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 344 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion / Electro / Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock / Experimental / Guitar Virtuoso
Epic #510820 2

"If the voice don't say it, the guitar will play it," raps Saffron on "Pork-U-Pine," the third track on Jeff Beck's minimally titled Jeff. And he does. Beck teams with producer Andy Wright, the man responsible for his more complete immersion into electronic backdrops on his last outing, You Had It Coming. This time the transition is complete. Beck used electronica first on Who Else!, moved a little more into the fire on You Had It Coming, and here merges his full-on Beck-Ola guitar heaviness with the sounds of contemporary spazz-out big beats and noise.

Oytun Ersan - Fusiolicious (2018) {OECD}

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Oytun Ersan - Fusiolicious (2018) {OECD}

Oytun Ersan - Fusiolicious (2018) {OECD}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 371MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

On his brand-new sophomore release, Fusiolicious, Turkish Cypriot bassist Oytun Ersan has an all-star band on hand to present seven cooking original tunes! The music is expertly executed on an intriguing blend of electric and acoustic instruments, featuring giants of jazz fusion, including drummer Dave Weckl, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, keyboardists Gary Husband and Gerry Etkins, guitarists Brett Garsed, Okan Ersan and Mike Miller and violinist Karen Briggs.

Charnett Moffett - The Art Of Improvisation (2009)

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Charnett Moffett - The Art Of Improvisation (2009)

Charnett Moffett - The Art Of Improvisation (2009)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8| Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 345MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The Art Of Improvisation, Moffett showcases his extraordinary virtuosity on the upright bass - creating his own universe of singular sounds through innovative bowing techniques and electronic manipulation - while seamlessly switch hitting to fretless electric bass and electric piccolo bass, both of which he plays to beautiful melodic and rhythmic effect.

Christoph Spendel - New York Groove (2002) {TCB}

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Christoph Spendel - New York Groove (2002) {TCB}

Christoph Spendel - New York Groove (2002) {TCB}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 462MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 181MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

To write a review about Christoph Spendel is not easy. Christoph is a very active musician, who has already played in more than 46 albums, which are listed at his website www.spendel.com. Inspecting these cds the problem is to find the right start . Outlining a rough sketch we have to decide between the straight ahead jazzer and the contemporary/smooth jazz musician. But this frame is really too rough, if one listens to his diverse albums. Take for his example his album "Jazz Meets Classic" with classic and jazz elements, his album "The Art Of Piano Solo", on which he is mixing jazz and hip hop incredients or his album "Electric Bolero", declared as smooth-chill out-lounge-world music.

Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue} Re-Up

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Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue} Re-Up

Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 242 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Fusion | Virgin #CDV 2046 / 260 763-217

Shamal is the sixth studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, released by Virgin Records in February 1976. The album was written and recorded without the group's founder member Daevid Allen, and consequently sounds different, with fewer of the hippie-flavoured eccentricities of the previous albums. Also, guitarist Steve Hillage and synth player/vocalist Miquette Giraudy left the band before recording began and only appeared on it as guests. The album was produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

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) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
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.

Chick Corea Band - Live Under the Sky... '80 (2021)

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Chick Corea Band - Live Under the Sky... '80 (2021)

Chick Corea Band - Live Under the Sky… '80 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Equinox (EQCD6019)

The Chick Corea Band featured here is a high energy quartet plus saxophonist Sadao Watanabe. In fact, the concert feels at times like a showcase for the world's preeminent Japanese jazz musician who was very much a local hero. The music is electric jazz with heavy Latin and funk elements rather than high concept fusion. Bunny Brunel on fretless bass and Tom Brechtlein on drums were Corea regulars at the time and the addition of legendary (even then) percussionist Don Alias makes this 1980 Live Under The Sky performance something special. Performed at the Denen Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, 27 July 1980 and originally broadcast on NHK radio.

Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)

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Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)

Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Instrumental Guitar Rock, Fusion | Label: Marmaduke | # none | Time: 00:50:11

If there’s one thing you learn from listening to a lot of prog/rock/fusion music, it’s that lightning-fast guitar players are a dime a dozen. Listeners are generally impressed the first couple of times they hear a nimble fingered axeman set their fretboard on fire, but after you realize that there’s a ton of similar guitarists out there cutting CDs you begin to get a bit jaded. This causes the listener to begin looking for traits other than speed to set guitar players apart. The reason I’m bring this up is because when I first fired up Jeff Kollman’s latest CD Shedding Skin I thought to myself “Great, another amphetamine-fingered guitarist with an entire hour to kill noodling pointlessly with his instrument.” However, after listening to the first few tracks I realized that Jeff Kollman is a shredder with “the difference” – that difference being that he can actually write a catchy tune and gets enough variance in his guitar sound to keep things interesting through most of Shedding Skin.

Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993

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Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993

Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Latin Jazz, Rock | Label: Sony | # SRCS 6319 | Time: 00:50:25

The mark that the recording of Caravanserai and Love Devotion Surrender had left on Carlos Santana was monumental. The issue of Welcome, the band's fifth album and its first with the new lineup, was a very ambitious affair and was regarded by traditional fans of Santana with even more strangeness than its two predecessors. However, issued as it was at the end of 1973, after Miles had won a Grammy for Bitches Brew and after Weather Report, Return to Forever, and Seventh House had begun to win audiences from the restless pool of rock fans, Santana began to attract the attention of critics as well as jazz fans seeking something outside of the soul-jazz and free jazz realms for sustenance. The vibe that carried over from the previously mentioned two albums plus the addition of vocalist Leon Thomas to the fold added a bluesy, tougher edge to the sound showcased on Caravanserai.

George Michael - Older (1996) {2014, Limited Edition, K2HD Mastering} Repost

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George Michael - Older (1996) {2014, Limited Edition, K2HD Mastering} Repost

George Michael - Older (1996) {2014, Limited Edition, K2HD Mastering}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 420 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans ~ 405 Mb | 00:58:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Pop Rock, Synth-Pop, R&B, Soul, Jazz Fusion | Sony Music #88875022562

Older is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter George Michael, released on 13 May 1996 in Europe by Virgin Records and Aegean Records one day later in the United States. The American release was the first album released by DreamWorks Records. It was Michael's first studio album since 1990's Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – the five-and-a-half-year gap was due to the legal battle that Michael experienced with his former record company Sony Music. Michael dedicated three years to the recording of Older, and the album found him exploring new musical territories in a more serious fashion compared to his previous work. At the time of release, the album was a huge commercial hit, particularly in Europe, but was received in America with lukewarm commercial approval. In the UK, the album was particularly notable for producing a record six top three hit singles in a two-year span.

Cozy Powell - Tilt (1981) {1990, Japanese Reissue}

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Cozy Powell - Tilt (1981) {1990, Japanese Reissue}

Cozy Powell - Tilt (1981) {1990, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 236 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Covers Included | 00:35:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Jazz Fusion | Polydor K.K. #POCP-1812

Tilt is the second solo album by English drummer Cozy Powell, released in 1981. Tilt features musical assistance from Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Don Airey, Bernie Marsden and Gary Moore. Considered to be one of England's best drummers, Cozy Powell was almost legendary for a heavy-hitting style that could be made to work with many styles of music, He is best remembered for his work with Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath as well as Emerson, Lake & Powell.