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Cannonball Adderley - Poppin' in Paris: Live at L'Olympia 1972 (2024)

Posted By: delpotro
Cannonball Adderley - Poppin' in Paris: Live at L'Olympia 1972 (2024)

Cannonball Adderley - Poppin' in Paris: Live at L'Olympia 1972 (2024)
FLAC (tracks) - 482 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 Mb | Covers included | 01:18:57
Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Elemental Music

First Complete, Authorized Release of alto sax giant’s 1972 Olympia performance transferred from the original tape reels recorded by the ORTF and housed in the INA (the Institut national de l'audiovisuel). Released by Elemental Music in cooperation with the Cannonball Adderley Estate and INA France. Includes an extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by acclaimed jazz author and historian BOB BLUMENTHAL and producer ZEV FELDMAN, plus testimonies by TIA FULLER, LOU DONALDSON & VINCENT HERRING, and a never before published 1983 NAT ADDERLEY interview.

George Duke - The Era Will Prevail: The MPS Studio Years 1973-1976 (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
George Duke - The Era Will Prevail: The MPS Studio Years 1973-1976 (2015)

George Duke - The Era Will Prevail: The MPS Studio Years 1973-1976 (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 676 MB
4:54:11 | Jazz, Funk, Soul | Label: MPS Records

A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke. Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet. After finishing the recording session one evening, he and his team strolled over to a club called the Jazz Workshop. Les McCann was supposed to be playing, but this particular day was his day off. Instead, a 20 year old pianist, still involved in his studies, was performing with his quartet. The music’s freshness so enthralled the German that he set up a recording session on the spot. This encounter between George Duke and Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in sunny California was both accidental and noteworthy. It turned out to be the jazzy prologue to future events: five years later the American began his fusion-infused sessions for the man from Germany’s Black Forest. These sessions are the theme of this box set with its seven LPs. Some 40 through 45 years after their initial releases, these albums still count as a fascinating and essential part of George Duke’s life’s-work and canon of the genre.

Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (1988) {CBS}

Posted By: tiburon
Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (1988) {CBS}

Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (198) {CBS}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 276 MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

If you are an electric bass player, this album will keep you busy for a while, listening to Mr. Clarke's excellent work. His range of tone qualities and techniques are amply exhibited here. This is a showcase for Stanley Clarke's virtuosity, and really an encyclopedia of the state of electric bass technique at the end of the 20th century.

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}

Posted By: tiburon
Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project 3 (1990) {EK 46012}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 335MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

While this CD didn't have the vibe of our first record together, it was vastly superior to the second CD. There was a lot of raw energy coupled with orchestration finesse. That's what Clarke/Duke is about - sweet and sour! ~ George Duke

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

Posted By: tiburon
George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 3.11GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 1.24GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which 'A Brazilian Love Affair' from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Concord}

Posted By: tiburon
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Concord}

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Concord}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!

VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs

VA - The Real… Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 906 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:53
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, MPB | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88843058712

44 original recordings from iconic Brazilian artists and American jazz & pop legends: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, Flora Purim, Nacho Méndez, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Dextor Gordon, George Duke, and many many more… 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986)

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Tutu (1986)

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~106 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 9 25490-2 | Time: 00:42:22
Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Electronic

Tutu is an album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1986 by Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded primarily at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Clinton Recording in New York, except the song "Backyard Ritual", which was recorded at Le Gonks in West Hollywood. Davis received the 1986 Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist Grammy Award for his performance on the album.

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}

Posted By: tiburon
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Even though Just Family was produced by Stanley Clarke and employs a lot of musicians who had jazz backgrounds – including Chick Corea, George Duke, Airto Moreira, and Bobby Lyle – this is an R&B album first and foremost. Dee Dee Bridgewater would return to jazz in a major way in the 1980s, but in the late 1970s, she was emphasizing adult-oriented R&B and going after fans of artists like Phyllis Hyman and Minnie Riperton.

George Duke - After Hours (1998)

Posted By: Designol
George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

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George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Fusion | Label: Epic | # EPC 477462 2 | Time: 00:46:18

Greatest Hits is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits ("Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby") plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}

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Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

A brilliant player on both acoustic and electric basses, Stanley Clarke has spent much of his career outside of jazz, although he has the ability to play jazz with the very best. He played accordion as a youth, switching to violin and cello before settling on bass. He worked with R&B and rock bands in high school, but after moving to New York, he worked with Pharoah Sanders in the early '70s. George Duke showed a great deal of promise early in his career as a jazz pianist and keyboardist, but has forsaken that form to be a pop producer.

Stanley Clarke & George Duke - The Clarke Duke Project (1981) {1st Pressing}

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Stanley Clarke & George Duke - The Clarke Duke Project (1981) {1st Pressing}

Stanley Clarke & George Duke - The Clarke Duke Project (1981) {1st Pressing}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

Stanley Clarke and George Duke,two musical titans who'd worked together for years finaly get around to doing a duo album, namely one that emphasises the funk that both artist's regular releases tended to skim over and considering funk is both artists best asset,that's a wonderful thing.

Stanley Clarke - Time Exposure (1984) {US 1st Pressing}

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Stanley Clarke - Time Exposure (1984) {US 1st Pressing}

Stanley Clarke - Time Exposure (1984) {US 1st Pressing}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 94MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk Lesson

While still deeply into the R&B/funk thing, Clarke's Time Exposure is a cut or two above its immediate neighbors in quality, thanks mostly to some superior tunesmithing on Clarke's part. The title track is the prize of the set and one of the best funk numbers of Clarke's career, an ingratiating fusion of a riff and a tune that won't quit the memory, set to a vigorous groove and hammered out by rock guitarist Jeff Beck. Even the obviously radio-minded ballad "Heaven Sent You" (a number 21 R&B hit) is a better-than-average bit of R&B writing – and here and elsewhere, Clarke wisely leaves the lead vocals mostly to others.

Stanley Clarke - East River Drive (1993) {Epic}

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Stanley Clarke - East River Drive (1993) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke - East River Drive (1993) {Epic}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 435MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Albums came less frequently from Stanley Clarke in the 1990s as film scores took up more and more of his time. Not only that, the ideas and functions of film music play a large role in East River Drive, where selections come as often as not in the form of cue-like vamps, as well as two actual themes from Clarke's scores for the films Poetic Justice and Boyz N the Hood. Oddly enough, Clarke's music benefits from his film immersion, for his compositional ideas are sharper and more sophisticated here, and he applies them to a range of electric music idioms.