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Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}

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Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}

Boscoe - s/t (1973) {2007 Numero Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 298 mb
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Genre: funk, soul, R&B, jazz

Boscoe is the 1973 self-titled debut album by Chicago band Boscoe. Originally released on the very small Kingdom of Chad label, only a few copies were pressed and released before it did nothing. It would gain a cult following a few decades later. This was remastered and reissued in 2007 by The Numero Group.

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00::

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals. Likewise, he attacks the all-instrumental "Eleanor Rigby" with a jumpy, swinging aggression. Pizzarelli, however, becomes overly schmaltzy in presenting ballads like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Long and Winding Road" too seriously, with maudlin, straightforward arrangements that grind the party to a halt. The one exception is the more percussive "Oh Darling," where his intense vocal helps the tune rise above the hotel lounge mentality.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (US CD5) (1993) {Maverick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 168 mb
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Genre: hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, soul

"If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" is the 1993 single by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. Released on Madonna's Maverick Records, this was released in support of her debut album Plantation Lullabies and received a lot of airplay on MTV. This single features six different mixes of the song, including the album version.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}

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Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Peace Beyond Passion (1996) {Maverick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 362 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Peace Beyond Passion is the 1996 album by American singer, bassist, and songwriter Me'Shell NdegéOcello. This was her second album and featured the hits "Stay", "Leviticus: Faggot" and her cover of Bill Withers' "Who Is He And What Is He To You".

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Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}

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Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}

Joe Sample - Roles (1987) {MCA}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 374MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 200MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

One of the many jazzmen who started out playing hard bop but went electric during the fusion era, Joe Sample was, in the late '50s, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders' debt to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers wasn't hard to miss – except that the L.A.-based unit had no trumpeter, and became known for its unique tenor/trombone front line. Sample, a hard-swinging player who could handle chordal and modal/scalar improvisation equally well, stuck to the acoustic piano during the Crusaders' early years – but would place greater emphasis on electric keyboards when the band turned to jazz-funk in the early '70s and dropped "Jazz" from its name.

Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)

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Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)

Dave Grusin & Don Grusin - Sticks and Stones (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: GRP | # GRD-9562, GRP-D-9562 | Time: 00:58:07

This set works very well. Dave Grusin and his younger brother Don Grusin use a variety of keyboards to create a series of colorful duets. Other than Dori Caymmi's "Southern Wind," all of the fairly spontaneous yet well-planned performances are originals by one or both of the brothers. Even listeners who are not that much into electronics will find much of interest on this melodic and funky, yet often unpredictable set.

VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan} **[REPOST]**

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VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan} **[REPOST]**

VA - Soul Source Verve Sessions (2003) {Verve Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 476 mb
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Genre: jazz, bossa nova, jazz funk, vocal jazz

Soul Source is normally affiliated with compilations filled with remixes and edits but this jazz comp are the straightforward songs by the original artists, compiled this way for your enjoyment. All of them are from the Verve Records vaults. Soul Source: Verve Sessions is a Japan-only release.

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

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Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.

Eric Tagg - Dream Walkin' (1982) Japanese Remastered Expanded Reissue 2015

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Eric Tagg - Dream Walkin' (1982) Japanese Remastered Expanded Reissue 2015

Eric Tagg - Dream Walkin' (1982) Japanese Remastered Expanded Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soft Rock, Crossover Jazz | Label: Pony Canyon | # PCCY-50073 | Time: 00:46:21

A classic west coast album by the incredibly talented songwriter Eric Tagg. The album consists of L.A's finest musicians & is packed with beautifully crafted & sentimental songs. Eric's talent lies in writing songs with a sort of humorous twist to them. A little hard to explain, one should just take a close listen.Also, the whole album is produced by Lee Ritenour & it sounds like a follow up to his own "Rit" album. If you liked Rit then don't miss this offering. It's much better…

Carla Bley - Night-Glo (1985) {Watt-ECM WATT16-827 640-2 rel 2000}

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Carla Bley - Night-Glo (1985) {Watt-ECM WATT16-827 640-2 rel 2000}

Carla Bley - Night-Glo (1985) {Watt-ECM WATT16-827 640-2 rel 2000}
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© 1985, 2000 Watt Works / ECM Records | WATT/16 / 827 640-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop

Though Heavy Heart was supposedly the "mellow, sensual" album Carla Bley had in mind, Night-Glo is more like it – a relaxed, easygoing, easy-listening series of compositions that nearly spills over into fuzak. Writing for a basic sextet with an added five-man horn section, most effectively when one color melts gently into another, Bley permits the lazy pina-colada mood to amble undisturbed from track to track.

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs

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Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Musica Nuda 2 (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 594 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Bass Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Radio Fandango | # 0180932RAF | Time: 01:32:39

The second album by Petra Magoni (vocal) and Ferruccio Spinetti (bass) is another piece of an original project, unique in many respects in Italian music. The voice sharp, ironic, bad, sweet Magoni moves back to the great songs of pop music: Come Together, Never Can Say Goodbye, but also original compositions like the beautiful Io Sono Metà or Le Due Corde Vocali in which joins, for the first time, the voice of Ferruccio Spinetti. Two voices to tell a story, a dialogue that sums up well what do you look for in Musica Nuda 2: the sharp reduction to the bare essentials across with ironic depth.

Robin Kenyatta - Stompin' At The Savoy (1974) {Atlantic - Wounded Bird WOU 1658 rel 2008}

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Robin Kenyatta - Stompin' At The Savoy (1974) {Atlantic - Wounded Bird WOU 1658 rel 2008}

Robin Kenyatta - Stompin' At The Savoy (1974) {Atlantic - Wounded Bird WOU 1658 rel 2008}
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© 1974, 2008 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1658 (Atlantic SD 1656)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

Alto saxophonist and composer Robin Kenyatta made a slew of records in the 1970s that have been terribly misunderstood, to say the least. It was obvious by the time that Kenyatta released Terra Nova in 1973 that he was revisioning jazz as the perfect integration point for many – if not all – forms of popular music; Terra Nova had explored Caribbean rhythms (in particular reggae and calypso). But on his 1974 album Stompin' at the Savoy, Kenyatta took the revered jazz tradition and inserted it right into the heart of then contemporary styles of funk, soul, and pop, and even early club disco.

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

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Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}

Lonnie Liston Smith - Original Album Classics (2009) {5CD Box Set}
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Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Funk, Free Jazz, R&B | RCA / Legacy / Sony Music #88697445492

This five-disc set, contained in a cardboard sleeve that bundles standard jewel cases, consists of Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes' four albums for Flying Dutchman – Astral Traveling (1973), Cosmic Funk (1974), Expansions (1974), and Visions of a New World (1975) – along with their first for RCA, Reflections of a Golden Dream (1976). Some of the albums were intermittently elusive, at least when it came to the CD format, throughout the years, so this was a convenient – and affordable – way to get them in one shot. However, it went out of print quickly after its 2009 release.

Dave Koz - The Dance (1999) [HDCD]

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Dave Koz - The Dance (1999) [HDCD]

Dave Koz - The Dance (1999) [HDCD]
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Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, R&B | Capitol Records #CDP 7243 4 99458 2 1

Since his self-titled 1990 smash debut, Dave Koz has been one of smooth jazz's greatest musicians. The saxman scored big on the radio and in retail even when he turned away from his established R&B/pop sound on 1996's Off the Beaten Path, which was done with more acoustic instruments. The Dance brings him back to the hard-hitting R&B funk sounds of that first album and its follow-up, 1993's Lucky Man. Aside from reuniting him with some of the producers who worked on his debut – Jeff Lorber, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and his brother Jeff Koz – The Dance is a true testament to the art of collaboration…

Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)

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Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)

Don Grusin - Zephyr (1991)
Jazz, Crossover Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44 min | 110 MB
Label: GRP | Rel:1991

Don Grusin's rousing blend of acoustic piano passion and electric synth energy allows him to create an amazingly diverse experience on this recording. The keyboardist's album may be called Zephyr, defined by Oxford as a "gentle wind," but with a few exceptions, this is a Brazilian/Latin spiced hurricane of a collection…