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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.

Nils Gessinger - Scratch Blue (1996)

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Nils Gessinger - Scratch Blue (1996)

Nils Gessinger - Scratch Blue (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA/GRP (GRP 98502)

By 1996, the pianist, arranger and composer had enough new material to produce his second album "Scratch Blue". 41 musicians, including guitar legend Robben Ford and trombone player Nils Landgren, played a mixture of vocal and instrumental tunes, resulting in invitations to play at international festivals like the "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague.

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Elektra / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR-28668

One of the dozens of undervalued R&B and jazz vocalists active during the '70s and '80s, Sylvia St. James developed a love for music and performance through her mother and grandparents. St. James began in the church and developed an appreciation for classical and jazz; she was offered a scholarship to attend the Chicago Conservatory and study opera, but a family move prevented her from following through. Instead, she performed in bands and an orchestra in the Midwest. A move to California led her to the Shiva Orchestra, as well as recording sessions for George Duke's The Aura Will Prevail, Wayne Henderson's Big Daddy's Place, and Gabor Szabo's Faces.

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.

Nils Gessinger - Ducks 'N' Cookies (1995)

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Nils Gessinger - Ducks 'N' Cookies (1995)

Nils Gessinger - Ducks 'N' Cookies (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 492 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 68 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA/GRP (GRP 98302)

In the 1990s, smooth jazz was the whipping boy of the jazz world - everyone from hard boppers to Dixieland revivalists to fusion guitarists railed against the schlock that filled NAC play lists. And their anger was often justifiable; elevator versions of Michael Bolton hits shouldn't be described as jazz. However, commercial pop-jazz doesn't have to be bloodless elevator Muzak, and the German keyboardist/organist Nils Gessinger was obviously well-aware of that fact when he recorded 1995's Ducks 'N' Cookies for GRP. Make no mistake: Ducks 'N' Cookies is commercial music. The pop-jazz instrumentals that dominate the CD are meant to be accessible and groove-oriented, and when Gessinger features a vocalist on occasion, he tends to favor soul-influenced pop/rock melodies along the lines of Steely Dan (but minus the cryptic, abstract lyrics that Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were known for)…

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Out Louder (2007)

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Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Out Louder (2007)

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Out Louder (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 645 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 254 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EmArcy/Indirecto Records (0602517204393)

Out Louder reunites keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood with guitar great John Scofield, who employed the trio on his 1997 A Go Go album. That record opened the creativity gates for both the trio and Scofield, who fed off and goaded each other into territories neither party had previously gone separately. Out Louder isn't so much a rematch as an upgrade. Both Scofield and MMW have continued to explore in the near-decade since A Go Go, and they come to this project with a greater understanding of their collective abilities as well as a willingness to explore the possibilities further. Not unexpectedly, the four musicians work hard here, but they also have a ton of fun. The opening track, "Little Walter Rides Again," serves notice that this isn't going to be an exercise in showing off but rather four envelope-pushing musicians picking each other's brains and seeing what they find…

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.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

Asha Puthli - The Essential Asha Puthli (2022)

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Asha Puthli - The Essential Asha Puthli (2022)

Asha Puthli - The Essential Asha Puthli (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 499 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | 01:25:24
Disco, Jazz-Funk, R'n'B, Female Vocal | Label: Mr Bongo

We can't think of many other performers like the singer/songwriter/dancer/actress Asha Puthli who have excelled in such a broad range of genres. From 60s psych, Classical Indian music, Free Jazz, Pop, Soul, Disco, to Rock, the list goes on. A 'best-of' or an 'essential collection' is always going to be a subjective thing, but for what is unbelievably the first official compilation covering the full breadth of Asha's illustrious career, we aimed to provide a snapshot into her ever-evolving musical journey and a tribute to the vast richness of her catalogue.

VA - Soul Fire - The Majestic Collection (2005)

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VA - Soul Fire - The Majestic Collection (2005)

VA - Soul Fire - The Majestic Collection (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 662 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 252 MB
1:50:17 | Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk | Label: Fastlife / Soul Fire

A Collection Of Rare And Unreleased Funk From The Vaults Of Soul Fire Records.

The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)

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The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)

The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Label: Sound Flat | # SFR-CD-037 | Time: 00:54:45
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Funk Groove, Jazz-Rock

The legendary kings of hammondbeat, LINK QUARTET from Italy, have released six records, several singles, digital releases and appeared on numerous compilations and guest appearances since 1993 already. Now the jazzy, funky instrumental quartet around the virtuosic Paolo 'Apollo' Negri release yetanother fantastic record, this time on Sound Flat Records, that has a Mod/soul/jazz-feeling to it. 'Minimal Animal' is all LINK QUARTET-originals and all instrumentals with absolutely divine, mindblowing hammond-organ-soli, a jazzy beat, groovy guitars and catchy melodies. Incredibly cool, funky, danceable sounds (such as 'Black Bug') mixed with one or the other calmer song with laid-back jazzy wah-wah sounds and finally even groovy, ska/rocksteady-offbeat, hammond-driven songs like 'Peacock Steady' altogether combine into a well-rounded album from beginning to end.

The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)

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The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)

The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb
Label: Hammondbeat | # HBR-013 | Time: 00:45:26 | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Funk-Rock, Fusion

After three mind-blowing funk-tastic rock albums and two US tours, The Link Quartet took a break which led organist extraordinaire Paolo 'Apollo' Negri toward two solo albums. They all agreed that The Link Quartet would rise again when the time was right, and that time is now! 4 is the culmination of everything Paolo and Hammondbeat have produced in the last few years, from vintage soul to their own unique brand of funk-jazz-rock, but squeezed into the raw, hyperactive, live-band genius of The Link Quartet. This is modern power-pop combined with R&B rock sensibility that separates 'written songs' from 'incomprehensible noise'. French soul lyrics, hard-rock guitar energy, jazz drummer work ethic, body rumbling bass, and blistering organ riffs all come together into a socially conscious 'power to the working man' party.

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

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Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)

Sarah Vaughan - Songs Of The Beatles (1981/1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 249 MB
44:20 | Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic

Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1981, Songs of the Beatles finds the esteemed Jazz diva dipping into the Fab Four's back catalog and adding her own unique stamp to these already classic songs. Most Rock artists who have attempted to cover Beatles tunes have failed miserably at capturing the magic of the originals, yet there are some Jazz artists, like Vaughan, are able to practically reinvent the song and add a new musical spin to the proceedings. Of the 13 tracks, Sarah reinterprets 12 Lennon & McCartney-penned gems plus her amazing version of George Harrison's 'Something'. Other tracks include 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Blackbird', 'You Never Give Me Your Money', 'Get Back' and 'Fool on the Hill'.

Steve Bailey - Carolina (2020)

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Steve Bailey - Carolina (2020)

Steve Bailey - Carolina (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 312 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Covers included | 01:11:33
Jazz-Funk | Label: Treehouse Record

Fretless guru Steve Bailey has returned with a new solo album, or more appropriately, duet album. Carolina is an amazing 17-song collection that showcases the six-string wonder with a wide array of artists. Bailey is joined by vocalist Becca Stevens, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Lukas Nelson, and more. A particularly special moment is his duet with Willie Nelson on the legend’s own “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground.”