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VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)

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VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)

VA - Hammond Organ Organized: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
10CD | The Intense Media, 600530 | ~ 4430 or 1690 Mb | Artwork -> 88 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

The Hammond organ, named after its inventor Laurens Hammond, debuted in 1935 as a cost-effective electro-acoustic alternative to the gigantic pipe organs mainly installed in churches. Among Hammond’s first customers were George Gershwin and Count Basie. Jazz pianists like Basie, Fats Waller, Wild Bill Davis and Milt Buckner were the founding fathers of the instrument’s international conquest, which led across all styles of popular music, from jazz to progressive rock, with its heyday in the 1960s and '70s…

Jimmy Smith - The Classic Verve Albums Collection (2019)

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Jimmy Smith - The Classic Verve Albums Collection (2019)

Jimmy Smith - The Classic Verve Albums Collection (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,6 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 640 Mb | Covers included | 04:36:05
Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Enlightenment

Jazz pioneer and Hammond Organ s most acclaimed practitioner, Jimmy Smith bridged the gap between soul and jazz, and along with the likes of Ray Charles, forged a sound that appealed to a wide ranging cross-section of music fans during the 50s and 60s. Smith s instrument of choice, the Hammond B-3 with its unique sound and unusual range, adapted well to the genre s flexible leanings, and while Smith was far from the first jazz musician to utilise the organ - legends Count Basie and Fats Waller had both done so in an earlier era - Smith applied the instrument in such a way as to attract the mainstream; he was rewarded for this by becoming one of jazz music s household names and by having his albums fly high on the Billboard Chart in the early 1960s - an unusual feat for a jazz man. This 4CD compilation brings together eight of Jimmy Smith s finest albums, recorded for the Verve label between 1962 and 1964. Including a number of his most successful and critically acclaimed works, all of which originate from this hugely accomplished musician s golden age, this release will serve as both the perfect introduction to Smith s music for the less well versed, and as the ultimate collection for everyone else.

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.

Kyle Asche Organ Trio - Five Down Blues (2021)

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Kyle Asche Organ Trio - Five Down Blues (2021)

Kyle Asche Organ Trio - Five Down Blues (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 328 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:54:08
Guitar Jazz, Soul Jazz | Label: Cellar Live

Beginning his professional career in Chicago in 2001, Kyle has appeared extensively throughout the city and beyond. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Melvin Rhyne, “Killer” Ray Appelton, Chris Foreman, Victor Goines, George Fludas, Ben Paterson and many others. While Asche is a versatile guitarist adept and comfortable in many different genres, the tenets of his style often find him in the company of many of Chicago’s premier jazz vocalists and Hammond organ bands. Now nearly 20 years into his tenure in Chicago, Asche continues to perform around the city on a weekly basis and can be found at many of the city’s jazz rooms regularly. As an active and caring music educator, he has held the jazz guitar faculty position at Loyola University Chicago since 2010.

John Scofield - That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles (2005) (Re-up)

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John Scofield - That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles (2005) (Re-up)

John Scofield - That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 138 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0004360-02)

With John Scofield, a big part of the fun is never knowing what the guitarist will do from one album to the next. He might provide an album that is abstract and cerebral, or he might come up with something funky and groove-oriented; That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a perfect example of the latter. Featuring well-known guest vocalists who include Dr. John, Mavis Staples (as in the Staple Sisters), Aaron Neville and John Mayer, this tribute to the late Ray Charles is definitely one of Scofield's more commercial projects - which isn't to say that he shouldn't be proud of the album. Commercialism isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as it is tastefully done, and That's What I Say is a tasteful effort that finds Scofield fluctuating between instrumental soul-jazz and vocal-oriented soul…

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987] (Re-up)

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Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987] (Re-up)

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Prestige Records (00025218619226)

The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level.

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.

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) [Reissue 2006]

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Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) [Reissue 2006]

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (00025218810227)

The great tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was of the generation of swing-era players that easily adapted to bop. But though he was a modernist, Ammons maintained that breathy, old-school romantic approach to the tenor. Boss Tenor, a quintet session from 1960, is one of Ammons' very best albums. Ray Barretto's congas subtly add a bit of Latin spice, but otherwise this is a collection of standards rendered with a gorgeous late-night bluesy feel. Accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, one of the best mainstream pianists ever, certainly doesn't hurt, either. A gem.

Sarah Jane Morris - Sarah Jane Morris (1989)

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Sarah Jane Morris - Sarah Jane Morris (1989)

Sarah Jane Morris - Sarah Jane Morris (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 361 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jive (244 903-2 ZP)

British diva Sarah Jane Morris was born and raised in Southampton, England, attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama while concurrently mounting a music career singing jazz and soul classics in local clubs. Following stints with the Annie Whitehead Band and Latin combo the Republic, Morris was launched to fame after appearing with Jimmy Somerville on the Communards' chart-topping 1986 cover of the disco classic "Don't Leave Me This Way." Her debut solo album followed in 1989, featuring a controversial cover of Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones"; after touring in support of Simply Red, she returned to acting, appearing in 1991's The Beggars Opera. Morris's second album, the Martyn Ware-produced Heaven, appeared a year later, and in 1995 she released the live Blue Valentine. After spending the remainder of the decade away from the limelight, she issued Fallen Angel in 2000.

Theo Croker - Afro Physicist (2014)

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Theo Croker - Afro Physicist (2014)

Theo Croker - AfroPhysicist (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DDB Records/Okeh (88883796312)

Theo Croker's third full-length album, the Dee Dee Bridgewater-produced Afro Physicist, is an ambitious, stylistically wide-ranging album that showcases the jazz trumpeter's soulful post-bop chops, sophisticated arranging skills, and adventurous compositional style. The grandson of the late jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham and a graduate of Oberlin College, Croker is an accomplished musician with a deep musical reservoir to draw from. Working closely with Bridgewater, with whom he has been performing regularly since 2009, Croker delves into a sound heavily informed by '70s soul-jazz, but which touches upon groove-oriented Latin jazz ("It's Not You, It's Me [But You Didn't Help]"), gargantuan keyboard and electric guitar-heavy jazz-funk ("Realize"), and atmospheric, dream-inducing modal jazz ("Visions," with vibraphonist Stefon Harris)…

Rhoda Scott - Lady All Stars (2021)

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Rhoda Scott - Lady All Stars (2021)

Rhoda Scott - Lady All Stars (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:44:18
Soul Jazz | Label: Sunset Records

Still as inspiring as ever at 83 years old, Rhoda Scott has surrounded herself here with an impressive gang of contemporary jazz Amazonians for a track aptly called Lady All Stars which follows on from her Lady Quartet created in 2004 at Jazz in Vienna, with Sophie Alour on tenor saxophone, Airelle Besson on trumpet and Julie Saury on drums. In 2007, the saxophonist Lisa Cat-Berro replaced Besson. Rhoda Scott has joined forces with Géraldine Laurent on alto saxophone, Céline Bonacina on baritone and Anne Paceo on drums, and has also brought back Airelle Besson. Here Rhoda Scott has joined forces with Géraldine Laurent on alto saxophone, Céline Bonacina on baritone and Anne Paceo on drums, and has also brought back Airelle Besson. In short, some excess power to boost the funky DNA of this brass band. Behind her blazing Hammond, the American organist, supported by this rising generation of French jazzwomen, shows above all that her Leslie has not finished turning! “Playing with these young artists has inspired me and I have learned a lot from them. After concerts, some spectators have also told me that it makes them feel good, and that we are likely role models for their daughters.”

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.

Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008) (Re-up)

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Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008) (Re-up)

Klaus Doldinger - Shakin' The Blues [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 1766254)

Klaus Doldinger, best-known for leading the excellent fusion group Passport in the 1970s and '80s, has had a diverse and episodic career. He started out studying piano in 1947 and clarinet five years later, playing in Dixieland bands in the 1950s. By 1961, he had become a modern tenor saxophonist, working with such top visiting and expatriate Americans as Don Ellis, Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Donald Byrd, and Kenny Clarke, recording as a leader for Philips, World Pacific, and Liberty. However, in 1970, he initiated a long series of fusion-oriented sessions for Atlantic that featured his tenor, soprano, flute, and occasional keyboards with an electric rhythm section…

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set

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Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set

Nina Simone - Original Album Classics (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 489 Mb | Scans Included
Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Sony | # 88697569232 | Time: 03:30:06

2009 UK 5-CD album set comprised of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Nuff Said', 'To Love Somebody', 'Black Gold', 'It Is Finished' and 'Nina Simone And Piano!', each album is housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a card slipcase.

The Crusaders - Crusaders 1 (1972) Remastered Reissue 2006

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The Crusaders - Crusaders 1 (1972) Remastered Reissue 2006

The Crusaders - Crusaders 1 (1972) Remastered Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Scans included
Label: Blue Thumb | # BTS 6001, 0602517040663 | Time: 01:17:41
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul Jazz, Crossover Jazz

In 1971, the Jazz Crusaders reinvented themselves for the first time. First they dropped the word "jazz" from their moniker, and secondly they wholeheartedly embraced electric bass and guitars in their mix. Their new "debut" is a wonder of jazz-funk as a natural evolution out of hard bop and soul-jazz. While the wonderful horn interplay between saxophonist Wilton Felder and trombonist Wayne Henderson is still everywhere evident, the badass, beat-driven rhythm section has Joe Sample playing funky Rhodes piano against Chuck Rainey's basslines and an orgy of guitars – led by Larry Carlton's brilliant lead work. These are all anchored by Stix Hooper's never out-of-the-pocket, popping kit work. Certainly other acts had used the same instrumentation, but the sheer sophistication in the Crusaders compositions and charts combined with their dedication to grooved-out accessibility – and Stewart Levine's magnificent production – made them a singular entity even in the up-and-coming jazz-rock fusion scene.