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Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)

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Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)

Robben Ford - Tiger Walk (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:08
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Jazz-Blues | Label: Blue Thumb/GRP | # BTR 70122

The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Tiger Walk is the pair of instrumental albums recorded by Jeff Beck in the mid-'70s, Blow by Blow and Wired. Like those two recordings, this outing showcases a fiery, inventive electric guitarist in a rock and jazz-rock setting. Robben Ford, known in recent years for his blues work with his band, the Blue Line, eschews vocals here, teaming up with keyboard funk master Bernie Worrell for some chunky, funky, wah-wah-laden grooves. This music, led by Ford's blazing guitar lines, is more appropriately categorized as instrumental rock than jazz, but the rhythms recall James Brown and Worrell's alma mater, the P-Funk gang, as often as they do those of a hard rock band. Tenor saxophonist Bob Malach turns in a couple of solid solos, and the rhythm section of drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Charlie Drayton cooks throughout.

X-Legged Sally - 5 Studio Albums 1991-1997 (2015) {6 SHM-CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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X-Legged Sally - 5 Studio Albums 1991-1997 (2015) {6 SHM-CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

X-Legged Sally - 5 Studio Albums 1991-1997 (2015) {6 SHM-CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img+Cue+Log) ~ 2,26 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 813 Mb
Full Scans ~ 578 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Jazz Rock, Experimental | Belle Аntique

X-Legged Sally (XLS) is a Belgian avant-garde rock/jazz-band founded in 1988 by composer Peter Vermeersch, and disbanded in 1997. They were one of the first bands from Belgium to combine a set of very different musical styles (jazz, rock, improvisation and classical), becoming a starting point for the Belgian indie music scene that developed in the nineties. Initially, X-Legged Sally was formed to compose and perform the music Peter Vermeersch wrote for dance productions, such as Immer das Selbe Gelogen (Always the Same Lies), released as a live cd in 1991. Vermeersch' composing style was becoming too demanding for the constraints of sheet music such as was used in his earlier band Maximalist! From the beginning, improvisation played an important role in XLS' songs. The first X-Legged Sally concert took place in November 1988. Soon, XLS became a band in its own right, although there would be cooperations with dance ensembles throughout the existence of the group.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

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Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered} *PROPER*

Magma - Retrospektïẁ I-II-III (2021) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 879 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 309 Mb
Full Scans ~ 212 Mb | 02:07:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Avantgarde, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX15/16/17

The first 10 years of Magma were celebrated with the music written by Christian Vander on three memorable evenings in June 1980 at the Olympia theatre in Paris. This retrospective, reuniting most of the musicians who had performed in the group, was issued as two albums, Retrospektïẁ 1/2 (Double) and Retrospektïẁ 3 (Single). Issued first, Retrospektïẁ 3 comprises 3 titles, Retrovision, a long piece in the style of the album Attahk, in which the vocalists Stella Vander, Guy Khalifa and Maria Popkiewicz turn in a blazing performance over a driving rhythm section, followed by a supercharged version of Hhai, in which the trio Lockwood/Paganotti/Widemann works miracles. And finally La Dawotsin, where, in a more muted register, Christian Vander’s voice triumphs through its mastery and profound sensibility.

Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute: Revisited Edition (1971) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD, Remastered}

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Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute: Revisited Edition (1971) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD, Remastered}

Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute: Revisited Edition (1971) {2017, Japanese Blu-Spec CD, Remastered}}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 615 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 231 Mb
Full Scans ~ 103 Mb | + 00:50:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock | Neon Records / WaSaBi Records #WSBAC-0056/7

Tonton Macoute was a progressive jazz/rock band formed in the UK in 1971 from the remaining 4 musicians of Windmill after the death of lead singer/guitarist Dick Scott in a road accident whilst on tour. Both bands were managed by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikely (Matthews Southern Comfort/The Herd/and Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch). The personnel consisted of Paul French-vox and keys, Dave Knowles- vox, sax and flute, Chris Gavin (Gavin Wilkinson)-guitar and bass, and Nigel Reveler-drums and percussion, Paul went on to form Voyager who charted in 1979 with a song entitled Halfway Hotel. They released 3 albums too, before disbanding in 1982. They have recently reformed to release the album Eyecontact. He performs regularly at The Piano, 106 Kensington High St.

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

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Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 182 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 39 Mb | 00:39:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul Jazz / Jazz Rock / Beat / Rhythm & Blues
Groovin' Move / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-7943

Amidst their pop/rock, blues, and folk-rock, Manfred Mann peppered their early recordings with jazzy instrumentals that faintly suggested a jazz-rock direction. Soul of Mann, never issued in the U.S., is a compilation of most of these early instrumental efforts, which originally appeared on various singles, EPs, and LPs between 1963 and 1966 (though one song, "L.S.D.," and is actually a blues-rocker with a Paul Jones vocal). Instrumentals were not the band's forte, but this collection is more interesting than you might think. No one would put Manfred Mann on the level of a jazz artist like Oscar Peterson, but these cuts are executed with a surprising amount of style and wit.

Ángel Ontalva & No Grooves - Blood Moon Tonight (2017)

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Ángel Ontalva & No Grooves - Blood Moon Tonight (2017)

Ángel Ontalva & No Grooves - Blood Moon Tonight (2017)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 241 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Full Scans ~ 50 Mb | 00:42:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Avant-Prog | octoberXart Records #octoberXart rus02

Great new project of the spanish guitar player Angel Ontalva, recorded in Russia under the name of No Grooves. Blood Moon Tonight is a 2nd volume of octoberXart Russian series, a collaboration with the Siberia-based label AKT Produkt. Recorded live in studio in Tomsk in the Fall of 2016.

Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]

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Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]

Panko - Weil es so Schon Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 202 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 172)

Panko from West Berlin (not to be confused with the much later East-German band Pankow) musically reminds of Xhol Caravan or the early Embryo. The band mostly played long jazzy instrumental pieces, dominated by flute and alto saxophone, at times interrupted by mainly English vocals and some follies. The band existed from the late sixties 'til the end of 1972. During its active career the group didn't release any material, although they definitelty had much potential. In 1983 their drummer (at last) released the cassette 'Weil Es So Schön Perlt'. This tape featured live recordings of good sound quality, dating from June 1971. Now here's a great CD-edition of that tape, enriched with two bonus tracks.

Soft Machine - Facelift: France & Holland (2022)

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Soft Machine - Facelift: France & Holland (2022)

Soft Machine - Facelift: France & Holland (2022)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 628 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 286 Mb
Scans Included | 01:11:22 + 00:44:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Canterbury Scene
Cuneiform Records #Rune495/496/497

Newly-remastered footage of pioneering British psych outfit Soft Machine is headed for release as Facelift France and Holland. The three-CD/DVD set will arrive on March 25th via Cuneiform Records and showcases the earliest known footage of the 1960s Canterbury group. After emerging as forefathers of the 60’s psychedelic movement across the pond in 1966—sharing the stage with Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and more—Soft Machine reached the dawn of a new decade in 1970. The band moved toward a more eclectic jazz-rock sound and also scaled back personnel to a modest quintet of Mike Ratledge (keyboards, flute), Robert Wyatt (drums, vocals), Hugh Hopper (bass, guitar, alto sax), and Elton Dean (alto saxophone, saxello, flute, keyboards), with contributions from Lyn Dobson (soprano saxophone, flute, harmonica, vocals). With this lineup—which would last from January to March 1970—the band performed at Paris’ Théâtre de la Musique on March 2nd, footage of which comprises the meat of the release.

Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum (1971) {1993, Remastered}

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Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum (1971) {1993, Remastered}

Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum (1971) {1993, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock | Sequel Records #NEX CD 255

The Collectors' Colosseum is a compilation album by Colosseum that was released in England in 1971. Colosseum are an English jazz rock band, mixing blues, rock and jazz-based improvisation. Colin Larkin wrote that "the commercial acceptance of jazz rock in the UK" was mainly due to the band. Between 1975 and 1978 a separate band Colosseum II existed playing progressive rock.

Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}

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Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}

Magma - Live (1975) {2017, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 555 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 206 Mb
Full Scans ~ 315 Mb | 00:39:24 + 00:45:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Avantgarde / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Progressive Rock / Zeuhl
Seventh Records #REX X-V2

After the departure in autumn of 1974 of Jannick TOP and most of the other members of the band, MAGMA rose phoenix-like from the ashes with a new, hot, line-up which saw the musical opportunity lying before it. After long rehearsals Christian VANDER realised that he had yet another exceptional groupand the decision was taken to record the first MAGMA live album. The recording, made in June 1975 at the Taverne de l’Olympia, perfectly demonstrates the incredible impact made by MAGMA. Absolutely dedicated to the music of Christian VANDER, who by that time had reached the summit of his art, the band plays as if it were one man and sweeps all before it in its triumphant passage.

Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022) *PROPER*

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Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022) *PROPER*

Magma - Kãrtëhl (2022)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 358 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 444 Mb | 00:52:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #SEVENTH A XXXXI

Due to COVID-19, the French avant-garde band Magma was unable to perform live, so they decided to dive into the studio to create new material. This resulted in a brand new album titled Kãrtëhl, a collective album such as they have not made in a long time. The band reformed in 2020 and added new musicians to the lineup, which created opportunities for new innovative compositions. After the rather dark 2019 Zëss, this new work Kãrtëhl features bright and resolutely optimistic collective new work, the result of an “Operation Kartëhl”. Kãrtëhl includes 6 new tracks and an additional 2 bonus tracks, which are demos from Christian Vander's personal collection, recorded at home in 1978.

Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)

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Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)

Magma - Eskähl 2020: Bordeaux - Toulouse - Perpignan (2021)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 591 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Full Scans ~ 195 Mb | 00:56:02 + 00:38:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Avantgarde Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock / Zeuhl
Seventh Records #AKT XIX

Whether you get it or you don’t, Magma’s music is still growing stronger and stronger each day to blow those doors down with a giant battering ram ready to burst through. Sung in the styles of the Kobaïan language created by founder Christian Vander, they created forms of Jazz, Opera, Classical, Soul, Avant-Rock, and Progressive music for fifty-two years. This year Magma have released their 19th release from AKT series which covers their archival and musical live recordings. This 2-CD set consists of performances they did for their aborted French tour in Bourdeaux, Toulouse, and Perpignan on March 6, 7, and 8th before everything shut down due to the pandemic and COVID-19.

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

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Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}

Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Full Scans ~ 200 Mb | 00:38:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Avantgarde, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX VII-V2 / SEVENTH REX VII

Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh, also abbreviated as MDK, is the third studio album by French rock band Magma, released on 6 May 1973. The album marks a shift away from the jazz style of the band's first two albums, encompassing progressive rock, contemporary classical, avant-garde music, funk and gospel in it's musical style. Magma's original recording of the composition that makes up the album was refused by the record company at the time, but was eventually released as Mekanïk Kommandöh in 1989. MDK is the group's most famous and acclaimed record. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named the album the 33rd greatest French rock album. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked the album 24th on its list of the '50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'.

Magma - Üdü Wüdü (1976) {2020, Remastered}

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Magma - Üdü Wüdü (1976) {2020, Remastered}

Magma - Üdü Wüdü (1976) {2020, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans ~ 252 Mb | 00:41:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock, Zeuhl | Seventh Records #REX XII-V2

UDU WUDU (1976) saw the return of Jannick TOP to the heart of MAGMA, a reunion desired passionately by Christian VANDER, who asked Jannick to collaborate as co-leader in the creation of this record. The new MAGMA line-up not being final at the time the recording took place, the basics of the work were laid down by VANDER and TOP, who besides their usual instruments brilliantly integrated the keyboard parts into the tracks. The musical voyage into which they draw us is performed in two sections, the first containing short pieces with diverse atmospheres and styles, which use the brass and flutes of the early albums, and the the second comprising the 18 minute composition by Jannick TOP, DE FUTURA. Completely dfferent in apearance, the two sections are in fact complementary, the first being designed to put the listener in the most receptive state of mind before the arrival of the music cataclysm represented by DE FUTURA. A monumental work, this piece generates, by means of the titanic force of the bass and drums, an incredible power which gives it the unquestionable status of a mythic work.