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Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

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Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015

Caldera - Caldera (1976) Japanese Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Rock | Label: Capitol | # UCCU-90112 | Time: 00:38:39

With Wayne Henderson of Crusaders fame handling the production, Caldera showed a great deal of promise on its self-titled 1976 debut album. The Latin jazz-fusion unit isn't afraid to take chances on such imaginative pieces as Jorge Strunz's "El Juguete" and Eduardo del Barrio's "Exaltation" – chances that pay off in a major way. Though one can tell that Caldera's members were well aware of such explorers as Return to Forever, Weather Report, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it's also clear that they were major Earth, Wind & Fire fans and had absorbed a wide variety of Latin music. Strunz and del Barrio were hardly the only fusionists who incorporated Latin rhythms in the 1970s – Chick Corea, George Duke, Wayne Shorter, Al DiMeola, and Joe Zawinul were all well aware of the musical innovations of Latinos, but Caldera was unique in the sense that the band represented a real melting pot of Latinos bringing different ideas to the table. And on this LP, those ideas work magnificently.

Level 42 - Level Best (1989)

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Level 42 - Level Best (1989)

Level 42 - Level Best (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb | 01:12:50
New Wave, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Synthpop | Label: Polydor | # 841 399-2

Polydor's Level Best is a thorough, successful overview of the smooth, jazzy British sophisti-pop outfit, containing all of their biggest hits and best material, including the sublime "Something About You." At 18 tracks, it may run a little long, but it still is as comprehensive a summary of Level 42's career as could be hoped.

Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)

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Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)

Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | Label: Pi Recordings | # PI57 | Time: 01:02:01

Synovial Joints is the most ambitious project of Coleman s 30+ year career, featuring 21 musicians from the jazz, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and contemporary classical circles on horns, woodwinds, piano, vocals, percussion and strings. The music is based on the physiological processes, functions and rhythms of the human body, in particular the musculoskeletal system. Coleman also explores an orchestration technique inspired by sounds that he recorded in the Amazon Rainforest, in which instrumental colors move gradually from foreground to background, much as the variety of layered sounds reveal themselves in the rainforest.

The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993

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The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993

The Crusaders - Live In Japan (1981) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: GRP Records | # GRP97462 | Time: 01:18:06

This CD contains selections from a triumphant Japanese tour which saw three-fourths of the original lineup augmented by such guest stars as guitarists Barry Finnerty and Roland Bautista, percussionist Rafael Cruz, and bassist Alphonso Johnson. But the interaction and contributions of Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Stix Hooper make this memorable, plus the fact that this is the first time the complete concert has ever been available on a domestic release. It's really a "greatest-hits live" CD, with such familiar numbers as "Spiral," "Rainbow Seeker," "So Far Away" and "Put It Where You Want It" part of the menu. While not in the class of such classic releases as 1, Scratch, or Second Crusade, this is still a welcome addition to the legacy of a sorely underrated group.

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs

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Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs

Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 397 Mb | 02:53:37 | Scans ~ 14 Mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Brainfeeder | # BFCD050

The Epic is saxophonist Kamasi Washington's aptly titled, triple-length, 172-minute debut album for Brainfeeder. He is a veteran of L.A.'s music scene and has played with Gerald Wilson, Harvey Mason, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar (his horn is prominently featured on To Pimp a Butterfly), to name but a few. Most of his bandmates have played together since high school, and it shows. There are two drummers (including Ronald Bruner), two bassists (including Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner on electric), two keyboardists, trumpet, trombone, and vocals (Patrice Quinn). In various settings, they are supported by a string orchestra and full choir conducted by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Washington composed 13 of these 17 tunes; he also meticulously arranged and produced them. At just over six to nearly 15 minutes, the jams leave room for engaged improvisation. The Epic is based on a concept, though it's unnecessary to grasp in order to enjoy. The music reflects many inspirations – John Coltrane, Horace Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra, Azar Lawrence's Prestige period, Donald Byrd's and Eddie Gale's jazz and choir explorations, Pharoah Sanders' pan global experiments, Afro-Latin jazz, spiritual soul, and DJ culture.

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set

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VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 387 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Label: Not Now Music | # NOT3CD180 | Time: 02:48:41
Hammond Organ, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul

The organ can often take a back seat in the pecking order of great Jazz instruments but underappreciate it at your peril. The likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Booker T and Ray Charles, to name but a few, made the instrument their own while crafting jazz cuts of dazzling brilliance.

Brian Auger - The Mod Years: 1965-1969 - Complete Singles, B-Sides And Rare Tracks (Remastered) (2002)

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Brian Auger - The Mod Years: 1965-1969 - Complete Singles, B-Sides And Rare Tracks (Remastered) (2002)

Brian Auger - The Mod Years: 1965-1969 - Complete Singles, B-Sides And Rare Tracks (Remastered) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 452 MB
1:15:23 | Psychedelic Rock, Acid Jazz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Funk, Art Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Disconforme SL

Amazon Review by Stan Marut
I remember the Brian Auger Trinity before his link up with Julie Driscoll and the other vocalists. I particularly enjoyed his Hammond Organ style. I have had a vynil album for many years which I am unable to play and the purchase of this CD was an opportunity to listen again to many of the tracks from that album. However, it is Brian on his own that holds the nostalgia for me. Music of it's time and although musical taste never stays the same, I never tire of "Fool KIller", the Mose Allsion number which Brian puts his own stamp on. Good nostalgic stuff for an old Mod.

Eric Gale - Ginseng Woman + Multiplication (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 1991

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Eric Gale - Ginseng Woman + Multiplication (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 1991

Eric Gale - Ginseng Woman + Multiplication (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: Columbia | # 467900 2 | Time: 01:13:48

Guitarist Eric Gale made his reputation as a session guitarist during the late 60's and 70's for a host of different artists, as well as being a key member of the jazz/funk group Stuff. As part of Sony's Contemporary Masters series, they've put two of Eric Gale's best solo albums together on one CD. "Gingeng Woman" released in 1977 and it's 1978 follow up "Multiplication" were both produced by Bob James and feature excellent support players like Steve Gadd, Ralph McDonald, Grover Washington, Jr., Anthony Jackson, and Richard Tee. Standout tracks from "Ginseng Woman" include "Red Ground", and his cover of Hall & Oates "Sara Smile". "Multiplication's" best cuts include his cover of Lee Ritenour's "Morning Glory" and the traditional "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". His later work in the 80's and early 90's occasionally matched the peak he reached with these two albums. Sadly he passed away in 1994 and much of his solo output is out of print. But fortunately these two albums are available, and are most definitely worth checking out.

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009]

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Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009]

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children (1979) + Exotic Mysteries (1978) [2LP on 1CD, 2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Label: Robinsongs | # CDMRED377 | Time: 01:15:24
Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

2009 digitally remastered two-fer from the Jazz Fusion great featuring the 1979 album A Song For The Children joined by the classic Exotic Mysteries album which features 'Space Princess', a Lonnie Liston Smith masterpiece. A Song For The Children features seven Jazz fusion masterpieces including the title track which can only be described as more Disco than Jazz but it really worked and is now one of Lonnie's standards along with 'Expansions' and 'Space Princess'. The album Exotic Mysteries, as Lonnie points out on the sleeve notes, was one of his personal favorites to record and an album where he discovered a young 16 year old Marcus Miller, who wrote several songs for the album, and Lonnie knew he would be a star.

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632 | Time: 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media – the very entity attacked in this song – has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson.

Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010

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Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010

Pleasure - Joyous (1977) Remastered Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:41:10
Funk, Jazz Funk, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Fantasy/BGP | # CDBGP 211

The 1970s saw a plethora of great funk and jazz albums that for somewhat mystifying reasons have failed to be reissued. Sitting at home one night it occurred to me that we had better get a move on and get them out. With this in mind we are launching BGP Funk and Soul Classics: long out-of-print albums on CD featuring the very best mastering, great packaging and some nifty sleeve notes to let you know where the album fits into the scheme of things. Our first batch of releases come from the extensive catalogue of Fantasy Records and feature a host of albums that are sought after by collectors the world over.

Maceo Parker - Funk Overload (1998)

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Maceo Parker - Funk Overload (1998)

Maceo Parker - Funkoverload (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:18
Funk, Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: What Are Records? | # WAR 60032

Having steered the mothership and worked as a triggerman for the Godfather of Soul, storied sax man Maceo Parker now brings his own tight rhythm and soul sound to vinyl (er, plastic) in undeniable proof that he's still "got it." Combining his smoking horn with the backing of fellow legends such as trombonist Fred Wesley and new bloods such as son Corey (whose intermittent raps colorfully enhance the album's youthful vibrance), Maceo works through the familiar funk and soul lines of his Parliament and JB days and adds new twists to such classics as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and "Inner City Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good," and Sly Stone's "Sing a Simple Song," while offering a number of his own well-orchestrated and well-seasoned compositions. "Youth of the World" features Maceo on a lead vocal reminiscent of Kool Moe Dee or Kurtis Blow, while "Do You Love Me" rises like Tower of Power before the sultry Chicago lines of closer "Going in Circles".

David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]

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David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]

David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 694 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz | Time: 03:44:46

David William Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years." He is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz, but he has expressed a disinclination for the genre and his association with it. Collection includes: Sanborn (1976); Promise Me The Moon (1977); Heart To Heart (1978); Hideaway (1980); Voyeur (1981); As We Speak (1982).

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

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Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 372 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:52:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz | RCA Records / BMG Music #07863 66248-2

Sax-a-Go-Go is the second album by Dutch alto saxophonist Candy Dulfer. It entered the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Album chart at #5 in February 1994, remaining in the chart for 31 weeks. The album "is dedicated to the loving memory of Beppie" and includes a version of Eugene McDaniels' Vietnam War protest song "Compared to What", first recorded by Roberta Flack on her debut album First Take (1969). "I Can't Make You Love Me" was a hit for Bonnie Raitt on her album Luck of the Draw (1991).

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)

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Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Scans Included | 00:45:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Funk / Free Jazz / Fusion / Funk Rock / Blues Rock / Guitar Virtuoso
JMT Productions #JMT 872 009 / 834 409-2

This was Bourelly's debut recording that took place one year after his impressive appearance on Cassandra Wilson's debut Point of View for JMT. The feeling is urgent but fluid and the cast of musicians show the first glimpse into Bourelly impulse of seamlessly mixing desperate styles. Here he embraces his connection to the free jazz music scene with the selection of alto great Julius Hemphill and the innovative drummer Andrew Cyrille yet in the context chartering a modern funk style. However Bourelly is clearly at center stage here with a tone that ventures into jazzy overdrive, clean as well one that leads into into warped dimensions. The performance of drummer Kevin K-dog Johnson stands out as well with his highly energetic and eclectic funk grooves.