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Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

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Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)

Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb - Bridges (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Shanachie | # SH 5436 | Time: 00:55:28
Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Bridges is the sublime collaboration of 2 of the most renowned instrumentalists in Jazz! Between them, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Chuck Loeb have either written, produced, or performed on more than 50 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles. Both have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 20 years as solo artists and featured artists in various groups: Marienthal with the likes of Chick Corea, The Rippingtons, Keiko Matsui, and Jeff Lorber and Loeb as co-leader of Fourplay and Jazz Funk Soul. Bridges represents these Smooth Jazz icons at their best, but it is more than just a Smooth Jazz album. As the title suggests, these Soundscapes bridge the gap between the commercial world of Smooth Jazz, the tranquility of New Age music, and the more artistic explorations that are at the heart of the true Jazz experience! Highlights of the 10 Marienthal/Loeb originals include "Crossings", the haunting ballad and first single, the soulful and bluesy "Duality", the romantic "Noir" and much more!

Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1976) [Reissue 2008]

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Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1976) [Reissue 2008]

Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1976) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (1062/B0011833-02)

Collin Walcott defined a corner of improvisation all his own with his unique approach to the sitar and tabla. When the newly-formed Gateway trio of John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette joined him for “Cloud Dance” the results were magical.
John Abercrombie never sounded more in tune with his co-players, while Dave Holland's playing, as usual, is a non-stop procession of wondrous lines and fluent expression. And when it comes to subtlety and taste, Jack DeJohnette has to be one of the all-time great drummers in the history of music. Mix in Collin Walcott's irrepressible purity, innocence and capacity for joy, and you have a real gem.

Turning Point - Vanishing Dream (2022)

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Turning Point - Vanishing Dream (2022)

Turning Point - Vanishing Dream (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 345 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:04
Jazz Fusion | Label: Jazz In Britain

Jazz In Britain is extremely honoured to release a NEW album by TURNING POINT who were a UK fusion band, started in 1976 by bassist Jeff Clyne and vocalist Pepi Lemer, soon joined by keyboard player Brian Miller who had played with Jeff Clyne in Isotope. They became a five piece with the addition of Dave Tidball on saxes and Paul Robinson on drums & percussion. They recorded just two studio albums: Creatures of the Night (1977) and Silent Promise (1978).

Albert Heath - Kwanza (1974) {Elemental}

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Albert Heath - Kwanza (1974) {Elemental}

Albert Heath - Kwanza (1974) {Elemental}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 243MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Fusion

Excellent recording from the Heath Brothers' drummer, with brothers Percy (bass) and Jimmy (sax), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Ted Dunbar (guitar), and Kenny Barron (piano).

Tenderlonious - Ragas from Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi (2020)

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Tenderlonious - Ragas from Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi (2020)

Tenderlonious - Ragas from Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 171 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:25
Ethnic Jazz, Indian Classical | Label: 22a Music

In April 2019, 22a boss and multi-instrumentalist, Tenderlonious embarked on a trip to Pakistan to work with Lahore based instrumental quartet, Jaubi. Following on from the highly acclaimed, three track limited edition 10” vinyl release of ‘Tender in Lahore’ earlier this year, 22a presents the full suite of improvised ragas from a one day recording session in Lahore, Pakistan. The pure sounds of Indian and Pakistani classical music act as a framework for deep and spiritual improvisations between Tenderlonious on flute & soprano saxophone and Jaubi band members, Kashif Ali Dhani on tabla and vocals, Zohaib Hassan Khan on sarangi and Ali Riaz Baqar on guitar. This cross cultural collaboration also features Polish composer and keys player Marek Pędziwiatr on synth drone.

O'Donel Levy - Time Has Changed (1977) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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O'Donel Levy - Time Has Changed (1977) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

O'Donel Levy - Time Has Changed (1977) {2019, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Solid / Ultra-Vybe, Inc. #CDSOL-45961

O'Donel "Butch" Levy was a rhythm & blues, funk and jazz guitarist from Baltimore, Maryland. He was brother of session drummer Stafford Levy. Levy studied music at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He moved to New York City and toured with George Benson and Jimmy McGriff. Levy released his debut album, Black Velvet, in 1970 on Groove Merchant. This was followed by a live album Concert: Friday the 13th - Cook County Jail, recorded at the Cook County Jail in Chicago in 1972. Levy performed as a member of the Jimmy McGriff quintet. Levy's second album Breeding of Mind (Groove Merchant, 1974) crossed the genres of jazz, funk, and pop.

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)

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Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)

Walter Becker, Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Fusion | Thunderbolt / Magnum Music #CDTB 139

The release of ‘Sun Mountain' completes the three volume set released on the Thunderbolt label and featuring the early work of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (see also 'Old Regime' CDTB 040 and 'Stone Piano' CDTB 054). The first nine tracks on this release represent the first known recordings by the duo. Prominent throughout are the distinctive lead vocals and keyboard skills of Donald Fagen with Walter Becker providing the bass line and occasional harmonies. These have been compiled with four tracks each from the earlier two releases. The first four of these are taken from 'Stone Piano' and clearly illustrate the development of artists towards a more complex instrumental backing for their compositions. The second four tracks are taken from ‘Old Regime' and show the full development of the artists who, by this time, are working with an array of fellow musicians including John Discepolo and Kenny Vance on drums, Elliot Randall on guitar, and Denny Dias on bass.

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI/Stateside | # 7243 5 21588 2 9, 521 5882 | Time: 00:27:01
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Song of Innocence is the debut album of American composer and producer David Axelrod. It was released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Axelrod sought to capitalize on the experimental climate of popular music at the time and composed the album as a suite-like tone poem based on Songs of Innocence, a 1789 illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with an orchestra and a variety of studio musicians, including keyboardist and conductor Don Randi, guitarist Al Casey, bassist Carol Kaye, and drummer Earl Palmer. Song of Innocence is an instrumental jazz fusion record that incorporates elements of classical, rock, funk, pop, and theatre music. It is arranged for bass, drums, and string instruments, written in the rock idiom with tempos centered on rock-based patterns by Palmer. Axelrod used contrast in his orchestral compositions and interspersed the album's euphoric psychedelic R&B form with dramatic, harrowing arrangements to reflect the supernatural themes found in Blake's poems. The music's reverent, psychedelic overtones evoke their themes of innocence and spirituality.

Al Di Meola - Consequence of Chaos (2006)

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Al Di Meola - Consequence of Chaos (2006)

Al Di Meola - Consequence of Chaos (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 81 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83649)

The sticker on the disc's cover states that this is "a return to his solid-body electric guitar," and while that may be true in parts, Consequence of Chaos is still pretty far from the tense, nonstop electric sizzle of di Meola's first three albums, which are landmarks in the jazz fusion genre. And while there is plenty of electric guitar here - and a musical reconnection with Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, and Barry Miles, all of whom have previously worked with di Meola - this is still dominated by the world music and more subtle framework that have characterized the guitarist's playing for the last few decades. The performances are uniformly excellent, and even though the approach shifts from prog to acoustic to electric and world, di Meola's distinctive style and classy approach congeal the music with authority…

Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge - Jazz Is Dead 11 (2022)

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge - Jazz Is Dead 11 (2022)

Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge - Jazz Is Dead 11 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 257 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 84 Mb | 00:36:28
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Jazz Is Dead

In the music industry, time moves ten times faster. There is no pause given to greatness, and legends can vanish amidst the churn of the hit parade. It is no minor miracle, then, that in the face of a deadly pandemic and faltering supply chain, Jazz Is Dead has returned with another offering of top-shelf recordings, paying tribute to past legends and new school torchbearers alike. Whether you’ve known the names of Jazz Is Dead Series 2’s featured guests, or are just meeting them for the first time, prepare to be blown away.

The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (2022)

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The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (2022)

The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:43:37
Contemporary Jazz, Nu Jazz, Fusion | Label: Impulse! Records

The Comet is Coming returns with their second full length album on Impulse! Records. King Shabaka, Danalogue, and Betamax’s newest effort finds the Mercury Prize-nominated trio creating a musical landscape that is equally cerebral as it is physically enthralling. While containing elements of jazz throughout, this release leans further into heavy dance-hall themes, providing hypnotic, electronic soundscapes to dance to while keeping you intellectually stimulated.

Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001

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Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001

Flora Purim - That's What She Said (1978) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Jazz Classics, Milestone | # 00025218705721 (OJCCD-1057-2)
Jazz Fusion, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Time: 00:35:39

This Fusion gem puts one of the most underated vocalist together with a few 70's fusion heavyweights and out comes a very enjoyable recording. George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Airto and friends put out some of the hippest fusion in the 70' & 80's. Flora uses their musical abilities to the max on "That's What She Said." Using a variety of wordless vocal technics layered over electric keyboards and driving rhythms, these songs capture the fun and freedom that fusion later lost as it grew more commercial. Flora's entire catalog is ripe with music like this.

The Headhunters - Return Of The Headhunters (1998)

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The Headhunters - Return Of The Headhunters (1998)

The Headhunters - Return Of The Headhunters (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 361 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Forecast (314 539 028-2)

After a two-decade long hiatus, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters returned to action in 1998 with their funk groove pretty much intact, allowing for some technological and stylistic updating. The core of the band - the too-long-neglected Bennie Maupin (saxes, bass clarinet), Paul Jackson (bass), Bill Summers (percussion), and the group's second drummer Mike Clark - still has the complex funk telepathic interplay down pat, though occasionally the rhythms are simplified for contemporary audiences. Hancock himself only appears on four tracks, where he tries to comp and stomp out on latter-day digital instruments (alas, he doesn't quite generate the same super funky feeling that he once could on analog clavinets, Fender Rhodes pianos, and ARP synths)…

Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton - Larry & Lee (1995)

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Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton - Larry & Lee (1995)

Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton - Larry & Lee (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 388 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GRP Records (GRP 98172)

Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour have had parallel careers, but this CD is their first joint meeting on record. The two guitarists complement each other well and there are hints of Wes Montgomery along with a tribute to Joe Pass ("Remembering J.P."), but the songs (all of them their originals) are little more than rhythmic grooves most of the time with the usual fadeouts. The consistently lightweight music is reasonably pleasing but never too stimulating.