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Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)

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Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)

Jeff Kollman - Shedding Skin (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Instrumental Guitar Rock, Fusion | Label: Marmaduke | # none | Time: 00:50:11

If there’s one thing you learn from listening to a lot of prog/rock/fusion music, it’s that lightning-fast guitar players are a dime a dozen. Listeners are generally impressed the first couple of times they hear a nimble fingered axeman set their fretboard on fire, but after you realize that there’s a ton of similar guitarists out there cutting CDs you begin to get a bit jaded. This causes the listener to begin looking for traits other than speed to set guitar players apart. The reason I’m bring this up is because when I first fired up Jeff Kollman’s latest CD Shedding Skin I thought to myself “Great, another amphetamine-fingered guitarist with an entire hour to kill noodling pointlessly with his instrument.” However, after listening to the first few tracks I realized that Jeff Kollman is a shredder with “the difference” – that difference being that he can actually write a catchy tune and gets enough variance in his guitar sound to keep things interesting through most of Shedding Skin.

Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993

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Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993

Santana - Welcome (1973) Japanese Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Latin Jazz, Rock | Label: Sony | # SRCS 6319 | Time: 00:50:25

The mark that the recording of Caravanserai and Love Devotion Surrender had left on Carlos Santana was monumental. The issue of Welcome, the band's fifth album and its first with the new lineup, was a very ambitious affair and was regarded by traditional fans of Santana with even more strangeness than its two predecessors. However, issued as it was at the end of 1973, after Miles had won a Grammy for Bitches Brew and after Weather Report, Return to Forever, and Seventh House had begun to win audiences from the restless pool of rock fans, Santana began to attract the attention of critics as well as jazz fans seeking something outside of the soul-jazz and free jazz realms for sustenance. The vibe that carried over from the previously mentioned two albums plus the addition of vocalist Leon Thomas to the fold added a bluesy, tougher edge to the sound showcased on Caravanserai.

Jeff Beck - Who Else! (1999)

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Jeff Beck - Who Else! (1999)

Jeff Beck - Who Else! (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb
Label: Epic | # 493041 2 | Time: 00:53:59 | Scans ~ 149 Mb
Instrumental Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Guitar Virtuoso

Who Else! is the seventh studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released on 16 March 1999 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 99 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and marks the end of a decade-long absence of original material from Beck since the release of Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop in 1989. Stylistically it showcases the first of his many forays into electronic and techno music, deviating notably from the straightforward instrumental rock and jazz fusion of previous albums.

Gary Moore - 5 Album Set (2012)

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Gary Moore - 5 Album Set (2012)

Gary Moore - 5 Album Set (2012)
FLAC (tracks) - 2.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 822 MB
5:50:00 | Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz-Rock | Label: EMI

EU-only five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the late Irish guitarist: Run for Cover, After the War, Still Got the Blues, After Hours and Blues for Greeny. EMI.

Jeff Beck - Beckology (1991)

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Jeff Beck - Beckology (1991)

Jeff Beck - Beckology (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 597 MB
3:45:50 | Full Scans Included | Rock, Blues Rock, Jazz-Rock | Label: Epic

This triple-CD set – obviously modeled after the four-CD Eric Clapton Crossroads box – was the first attempt to survey Jeff Beck's entire career. In actual fact, that would be a hopeless task, given the amount of anonymous session work that the guitarist did circa 1964-1966, but Beckology still manages to touch a few unexpected bases, even as it strings together all of the obvious and most of the important sides in Beck's output. Disc one opens with the most alluring part of the entire set, three demo tracks left behind by Beck's 1963-1965 group, the Tridents; the first official releases by this band are of far more than academic interest, presenting a first-rate blues/R&B outfit supercharged by Beck's guitar and Ray Cook's drumming, doing killer Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley material, and even showing off Beck's prowess as a singer.

Jeff Beck – Best Of Beck (1995)

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Jeff Beck – Best Of Beck (1995)

Jeff Beck – Best Of Beck (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 420 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:05:36 | Scans Included | Rock, Blues Rock, Jazz-Rock | Label: Epic

14 tracks that trace Jeff's entire career, from his precedent-shattering guitar-playing for the Yardbirds, through his solo work with Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart to the tasty jazz-rock fusion of the '70s and '80s! Includes Shapes of Things; Beck's Bolero; Freeway Jam; She's a Woman; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat , and more. Vernon Reid pens the notes! ~~~ Ever restless as a musician and constantly changing directions and trying new things, guitarist Jeff Beck is difficult to reduce to a 14-track overview, although this set probably does as well as one could at sketching in the portrait. Beginning as a guitarist for the Yardbirds in the 1960s, Beck hit his stride with the Jeff Beck Group (which featured a then relatively unknown Rod Stewart as lead singer) later in the decade, and "Shapes of Things" (initially a radio hit for the Yardbirds), "Plynth," and "Beck's Bolero" are represented here from that era. Also here are several of Beck's mid-'70s fusion tracks, including "Freeway Jam" and "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," as well as his 1980s reunion with Stewart, “People Get Ready.” Again, Beck is a difficult artist to capture in a single-disc drive-by, but for folks curious about this fine guitarist and wanting a quick sampler of his work in several of his various guises, this set works fine as an introduction. ~~~ AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

Chicago - Chicago Live In Japan (1972) [2CD] [2012, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LPs]

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Chicago - Chicago Live In Japan (1972) [2CD] [2012, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LPs]

Chicago - Chicago Live In Japan (1972) [2CD] [2012, Japanese Paper Sleeve Mini-LPs]
Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz-Rock, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:44:26 | 1,08 Gb
Label: Rhino/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-14472~73 | Released: 2012-05-28 (1972)

This double-length set, not the "legendary" four-LP Carnegie Hall concert, is the one to get to hear what Chicago sounded like in their classic early period. In contrast to the Carnegie Hall show, where the band emphasized its precision to the point of deadening any excitement that might have been generated, here Chicago sounds upbeat and lively, bent on giving a good, exciting show and not on capturing a perfect performance. There are moments, as on the crescendo of "Dialogue," where the spirit outstrips the cleanness of the performance, but the group is so tight and forceful that one lets them slide by; at other times, as on "Beginnings," they're so smooth and lithe in their extension of the piece that one just wants to bask in it; and then they switch gears to the rougher, harder "Mississippi Delta City Blues," and make that work too. The whole performance is good, with a steady stream of worthwhile high points.

VA - Shake Sauvage: French Soundtracks 1968-1973 (2000)

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VA - Shake Sauvage: French Soundtracks 1968-1973 (2000)

VA - Shake Sauvage: French Soundtracks 1968-1973 (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 MB
48:44 | Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Score, Theme | Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax

The French know and love their movies like no one else in Europe, so it's no surprise that they've produced a few top-notch film composers over the years. The folks at Crippled Dick Hot Wax, the German label that has unearthed all manner of offbeat film music, pay homage to a little-acknowledged side of French movie scoring with Shake Sauvage, a disc featuring cues from 15 different Gallic films released between 1968 and 1973 (with a bit of funky library stock music and one retro-styled cut from the '80s rounding out the track listing). On Shake Sauvage, the focus is on French music that seemingly channels hipper American sounds of the day, from the cool jazz-funk of Claude Bolling's "Full Speed" and the naïve neo-psychedelia of Roland Vincent's "LSD Party" (complete with some of the least fluid wah-wah guitar ever recorded) to the ominous spy movie sounds of George Garvarentz's "Les Temps des Loups," and the lush, seductive organ groove of Jean-Pierre Mirouze's "Sexopolis." Actually, lush organ is one of the dominant themes of this disc (Brian Auger appears on several tracks) along with a pervasive fondness for American pop music filtered through the lens of classic-era European cool.

Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (2018)

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Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (2018)

Miles Davis - Original Album Classics (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 717 MB
5:13:01 | Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Modal, Post Bop, Jazz-Rock, Soundtrack | Label: Sony Music

(5CD) Four classic albums from the early 70s for a great price; 'Tribute to Jack Johnson' 'On the Corner' 'Big Fun' (2CD) & 'Water Babies'.

Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)

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Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)

Al Di Meola - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1993 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: The Store For Music | # SFM CD 251 | 00:43:54

With a musical career spanning more than three decades, Al Di Meola continues to be one of the most influential and pioneering guitarists in the jazz-world-fusion category, mirroring the rich influences of flamenco, tango, Brazilian, African, and Middle Eastern music in his work. Recorded in 1993 at the North Sea Jazz Festival, an event widely acknowledged as the biggest and most prestigious festival in the world. Over the past 30 years, Al Di Meola has been recognized as a prolific composer, with over two dozen recordings to his name. The profundity of Di Meola s writing, along with the soulfulness and natural lyricism of his playing, have won him a large number of admirers worldwide.

Savanna Silver Band – Pure Silver (1978)

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Savanna Silver Band – Pure Silver (1978)

Savanna Silver Band – Pure Silver (1978)
FLAC (tracks) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 MB
39:03 | Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Funk | Label: Champagne Records

Heard about this one on Japanese record collector Yozo Kumitake’s excellent Originals Volume 9 compilation CD. Savanna Silver Band were a mostly unknown latin jazz rock group that played the Melbourne bar circuit in the late seventies. Led by the physically large Michael “Savanna” Silver, the group was apparently an amazing live act to watch with their tripped out west coast rock sound and Santana style grooves. The album plays great all the way through its 10 tracks but there are a few clear highlights. A2 Like I Do is a laid back, late night love song that features an excellent phaser bassline. B1 Take A Giant Step takes us into cosmic rock territory with a minute-long synthesizer and gong intro played by Mr. Silver himself that launches straight into a killer mid-tempo funk groove. B4 Mr. Featherman follows a similar formula but this time starting off with a trippy, almost Eastern sounding chant. – Phil Cho

VA - Jazz Dispensary: Haunted High (2022)

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VA - Jazz Dispensary: Haunted High (2022)

VA - Jazz Dispensary: Haunted High (2022)
FLAC (tracks) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 MB
40:34 | Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Space-AgeLabel: Craft Recordings

Jazz Dispensary’s RSD favourite compilation series is back with exploration into the furthest depths of outer space, and one’s mind. Features moon shots by Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaría, Barbara Lewis and more.

Embryo - Steig Aus (1973/2021)

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Embryo - Steig Aus (1973/2021)

Embryo - Steig Aus (1973/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 236 MB
37:55 | Krautrock, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental | Label: Brain

Steig Aus marks a turning point for Embryo. Recorded in 1971-1972, during three separate sessions that also gave birth to Rocksession, the album captures the group actively looking for the ethnic fusion that will soon become its main m.o. for the better part of the decade. It also signals the beginning of the group's distancing from the record industry – both albums were rejected by their major label, which led to a transaction with the forward-looking small label Brain. Steig Aus features extremely inspired jazz-rock jams, which makes it a lot less friendly than their 1974 hit record, a lot jazzier too, but still a breathtaking journey into Krautrock-meets-American free jazz-meets-North African percussion.

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015

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Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 232 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Label: Deram/Universal | # 472 644-6 | Time: 01:41:40
Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz-Rock

"I'm Going Home" from Ten Years After's previous release put them on the charts, at least in the U.K. (the band's U.S. breakthrough was at Woodstock a year after its release), but the four-piece was already experimenting with ways to expand their basic boogie rock template. Stonedhenge was the result, as producer Mike Vernon helped steer the band into a more jazz- and blues-oriented direction. That's especially evident in the swinging "Woman Trouble," but this set is generally more prone to broadening the sound without losing TYA's basic concept. It doesn't always gel – the four short pieces that feature each musician alone on their instrument is an interesting idea that ends up as a distraction – yet the album boasts some terrific performances by a group that was hitting its peak. Canned Heat, who TYA supported in America and who were also trying to push their own boogie envelope, were a big influence, born out by the very Heat-sounding "Hear Me Calling." Alvin Lee keeps his fleet fingers in check, preferring to work his style into a more organic fusion.

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016]

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Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016]

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) Mastered by Kevin Gray, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 234 | 00:37:40

Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar. Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.