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VA - People: A Musical Celebration Of Diversity (1995)

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VA - People: A Musical Celebration Of Diversity (1995)

VA - People: A Musical Celebration Of Diversity (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 376 MB | Scans
Genre: Soundtrack, Smooth Jazz, Pop Rap, Funk, R&B | Label: Lightyear Entertainment | Catalog Number: 54150-2

A Celebration of Diversity Presented in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.

Bob James - One (1974) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - One (1974) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - One (1974) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee/Victor/CTI | # VICJ-61714 | Time: 00:38:06

One is the third jazz solo album by jazz musician Bob James released in 1974. It was an important album in the early smooth jazz genre and is famous for its end track, "Nautilus", which became culturally important to hip hop as one of the most sampled tracks in American music.

Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press

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Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press

Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Pop | Label: Reprise | # 9 26183-2 | Time: 00:52:39

Michael Franks' first album of the '90s and his first in three years was a complete return to form and his best album since 1979's Tiger in the Rain. Meditative, lush and clearly the work of an artist intent on making personal music regardless of trends or airplay, Blue Pacific is as open and beautiful as the ocean for which it is named. The return of the production team of Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt doesn't hurt either, and with such veteran pros as Dean Parks, John Guerin, John Patitucci and Peter Erskine on board, how could Franks miss? With additional production and engineering support by Walter Becker and Roger Nichols, the Steely Dan connection, previously hinted at, was finally made, with great results. It's pointless to single out individual songs, since this is very much a complete, unified work. The album marked a total rebirth for Franks.

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs

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VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Concord/Playboy | # PBD2-7502-2 | 01:54:54

Something of a smooth jazz oriented answer to the label's 2003 straight-ahead compilation Jazz After Dark, this highly engaging two-disc set features oft-played radio hits that have helped define the genre's generally easy grooves and colorful melodies. For diehard fans, smooth jazz has always been as about much about lifestyle as music, and these tracks will no doubt remind them just why they became devotees. All the early classics (circa mid-'70s to mid-'80s) are here, from Kenny G.'s "Songbird" and Dave Grusin's "Mountain Dance" to George Benson's "Breezin'" and Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Just the Two of Us." These are supplemented by later hits like Boney James & Rick Braun's "Grazin' in the Grass" and Dave Koz's "You Make Me Smile." But it's not simply an objective survey of smoothness at its best. The collection also seems designed to promote artists in the Concord Jazz stable – David Benoit and Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons, the Braxton Brothers, Gato Barbieri, Eric Marienthal, and Cassandra Reed, among others.

Seigen Ono - Saidera Paradiso (2001) [20CD Box Set]

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Seigen Ono - Saidera Paradiso (2001) [20CD Box Set]

Seigen Ono - Saidera Paradiso (2001)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Saidera Records, SD-2000BOX | ~ 5.27 or 2.12 Mb | Artwork -> 229 Mb
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Bossa Nova, Avant-garde Jazz, Ambient, Electroacoustic, Field Recording, Chiptune

~ 20 CD boxed set collecting the SD-2000 collection of albums released on Seigen Ono's record label Saidera Records ~

Voodoo Village - Funk Soup (2003)

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Voodoo Village - Funk Soup (2003)

Voodoo Village - Funk Soup (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 454 MB |
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul | Label: 40 West Records | Catalog Number: FTW 7911

Members of Voodoo Village have recorded or toured with such greats as Kirk Whalum, Njee, Michael McDonald, Robben Ford and Tom Scott as well as legends like BB King, Etta James, Al Green and Isaac hayes. This recording of the smooth jazz supergroup also features guest appearances by Wendy Moten and the Memphis Horns.

Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)

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Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)

Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Gold Note Music | # GNM3063 | Time: 00:41:07

Contemporary jazz vocalist and songwriter Carol Duboc "Colored Glasses" is co-produced by jazz legend Jeff Lorber and featuring Grammy nominated Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Hubert Laws and Eric Marienthal. Signatures from the band included.

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.

Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987)

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Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987)

Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb
Label: Columbia | # COL 450504 2 | Time: 00:45:05 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Country-Pop, Guitar Jazz, New Age

Sails is an album by Chet Atkins. It was released in 1987 by Columbia Records. Sails follows in the 1980s' vein of Chet Atkins' releases with a smooth jazz and new age atmosphere.

Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61721 | Time: 00:42:00

Bob James H was released in 1980 on his Tappan Zee imprint during his great run that began with Touchdown in 1978. Its immediate predecessor is the One on One duet album with Earl Klugh. James recorded it in the same way he'd been making records since joining CTI in the early 1970s: with a large, all-star studio group paired with a couple of top-flight soloists. The former group included trumpeter Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, and Eddie Daniels; the latter features Grover Washington, Jr., Hiram Bullock, Airto Moreira, and Buddy Williams. Of course, hovering over everything is James' trademark piano, full of lovely if rote grooves and fills. The music revolves around breezy, easy themes and colorations, where the new contemporary (later, "smooth") jazz met lithe cinematic-style orchestral themes with some neat and tidy funk overtones. "Brighton by the Sea," with a tough soprano solo by Washington is a great example. Airto's hand percussion plays counterpoint to Williams drums, Gary King's deep, fretless, funk bassline holds the groove and Grover moves right into it, and then soars above it.

David Benoit - A Midnight Rendezvous (2022)

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David Benoit - A Midnight Rendezvous (2022)

David Benoit - A Midnight Rendezvous (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 00:45:10 | 277 Mb
Smooth Jazz | Label: Shanachie Records

2022 release. Featuring David's 12 piece big band, contributions by Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal and more! With over 20 #1 smooth jazz radio hits, sales of over 2 million albums, and touring the world over for more than 30 years, David Benoit is a true smooth jazz icon!! On A Midnight Rendezvous, David fulfills his long-standing dream of writing and arranging for a 12 piece big band featuring some of the top instrumentalists on the L.A. scene, including Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Roberto Vally, and others. Additional highlights include the seductive title tune "A Midnight Rendezvous," the driving "Long Journey Home," and much more!

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)…

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).

Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker (1978) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

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Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker (1978) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker (1978) {1984, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 254 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Scans Included | 00:42:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Fusion / Smooth Jazz / Soul Jazz
MCA Records / Victor #VDP-23

Back in 1978 when this set was recorded, fusion (the mixture of jazz improvisation with rock rhythms) was declining. Keyboardist Joe Sample, best-known for his work with the Crusaders, was in the process of being one of the founders of "contemporary jazz," an idiom that has since solidified into smooth jazz. Sample emphasized catchy melodies, light funk rhythms, appealing chord changes and a pop sensibility. For this accessible release, Sample is joined by the late legendary guitarist Billy Rogers, bassist Pops Popwell, his old Crusaders drummer Stix Hooper, a horn section and several guest guitarists. All eight tunes (which include "Fly with the Wings of Love" and "Islands in the Rain") are by the leader, who is heard throughout in melodic form, setting up a variety of light grooves that serve as superior background music.

The Crusaders - Rhapsody And Blues (1980) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

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The Crusaders - Rhapsody And Blues (1980) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

The Crusaders - Rhapsody And Blues (1980) {1984, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 225 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Scans Included | 00:39:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | MCA Records / Victor #VDP-19

The Crusaders' follow-up to Street Life did not result in any additional hits (does anyone remember Bill Withers' vocal on "Soul Shadows?") and found the group's R&Bish music sounding closer to a formula. Each of the three remaining original Crusaders (Wilton Felder on tenor, soprano, alto and electric bass, keyboardist Joe Sample and drummer Stix Hooper), who are joined by an expanded rhythm setion, contribute at least one original apiece but the group's concept was starting to sound a bit tired. The Crusaders was an American jazz fusion group that was popular in the 1970s. The group was known as the Jazz Crusaders before shortening its name in 1971.