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Snarky Puppy - Tell Your Friends (Remixed & Remastered) (2010/2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Snarky Puppy - Tell Your Friends (Remixed & Remastered) (2010/2020)

Snarky Puppy - Tell Your Friends (Remixed & Remastered) (2010/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 405 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:38
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: GroundUp Music

The original version of Tell Your Friends was released in 2010, almost ten years from the date of this, its re-release. It was Snarky Puppy's first foray into recording and filming in-studio live albums, leading to the band's first global impression and YouTube sensations. And while this recording was especially tumultuous, it was largely held together by our new engineer, Eric Hartman. He had engineered a good amount of and helped mix our previous album, Bring Us the Bright, but this was his first time in the driver's seat with us. Between borrowed equipment, a hilariously low budget (four figures), and a band that had never done anything like this before, the session was a complete mess. Over the three days we were there, no one saw him sleep until after the last performance. He was fully clothed, under the recording desk.

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

Posted By: ruskaval
Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 421 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 83 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2007 Capitol / Groove Merchant / Groove Hut Records | GH66704
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog – while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb – cuts like "Dig on It" (later sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Fat Cakes," and "The Now Thing" rival the Meters for sheer soulfulness. The covers are no less impressive – while renditions of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Aretha Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark" remain true to the spirit of the original recordings, the ingenious arrangements also allow McGriff and his band panoramic stretches of space to explore.

Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}

Posted By: tiburon
Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}

Cissy Street - La Tour du Pouvoir (2020) {2 Production}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

Cissy street blasted into the French jazz-funk scene with their first eponymous album in 2017; brandishing a repertoire of entirely original compositions that they’ve been performing in festivals ever since. Their music explores “the heart of a heady groove that mixes explosive funk, jubilant solos and ear-catching melodies (…) this is scorching hot music that we’d recommend to all ages, all types of crowds in any season.”

Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)

Posted By: tiburon
Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)

Nelson Rangell - Soul To Souls (2006)
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 600dpi | 384MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Nelson Rangell has primarily played pop-jazz throughout his career, although he did a credible job playing some soulful alto with the straight-ahead GRP All-Star Big Band. The records he cut for GRP in the early '90s made him into a popular contemporary jazz attraction in the David Sanborn tradition.

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)

Posted By: tiburon
Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)
EAC | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

West Side Stories is the twelfth studio album by a Grammy Award nominated composer, keyboardist and pioneer of the smooth jazz genre, Jeff Lorber.

Jah Wobble & The Modern Jazz Ensemble - 7 (2011) {30 Hertz Records ‎30hzcd33}

Posted By: ruskaval
Jah Wobble & The Modern Jazz Ensemble - 7 (2011) {30 Hertz Records ‎30hzcd33}

Jah Wobble & The Modern Jazz Ensemble - 7 (2011) {30 Hertz Records ‎30hzcd33}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 2011 30 Hertz Records ‎| 30hzcd33
Jazz / Electric Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Bass

This is right up there with the best of them; Miles, Zawinul, Arthur Blythe, Dave Brubeck et al. But its its own thing at the same time. It grooves hard. It just keeps coming at you. Like Mike Tyson. Boxes clever like Ali. Sean Corby reminds me of a young Donald Bird. George King cool and understated on keys. Marc Layton-Bennet is monster on kit. He just eats it up. Clive Bell studiously working his moves; interweaving and threading his flute melodies; bopping and weaving; jabbing and moving. Chris Cookson on guitar, thinking textural, floating just out of range. Jah Wobble on Bass ; orchestrating the moves….. still a contender. I saw this band in London last November. The BEST I have ever seen . Truly.

Crusaders - Street Life (1979) {MCA 101815}

Posted By: tiburon
Crusaders - Street Life (1979) {MCA 101815}

Crusaders - Street Life (1979) {MCA 101815}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 240MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 97MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Although the Crusaders could not have known it at the time, their recording of "Street Life" (which features a memorable vocal by Randy Crawford) was a last hurrah for the 20-year old group. Their recordings of the next few years would decline in interest until the band gradually faded away in the '80s. However this particular set is well worth picking up for the 11-minute title cut and there is good playing by the three original members (Wilton Felder on tenor, soprano and electric bass, keyboardist Joe Sample and drummer Stix Hooper) along with guitarist Barry Finnerty; horn and string sections, plus additional guitarists are utilized on Sample's commercial but listenable arrangements.

Jazz Crusaders - Break'n Da Rulz! (1998) {Eagle Rock}

Posted By: tiburon
Jazz Crusaders - Break'n Da Rulz! (1998) {Eagle Rock}

Jazz Crusaders - Break'n Da Rulz! (1998) {Eagle Rock}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

What a shame that Wilton Felder and Wayne Henderson didn't have enough confidence in their legendary trombone/sax chemistry to feature it in the forefront more. Instead they relegate themselves (and the jumpy, soulful groove tracks behind them) to supporting roles behind not simply overtly commercial vocals but super-cheesy ones at that. On "Keep That Same Old Feeling," they tarnish a sharp horn tradeoff with pointless female vocals that remind us we're "jamming with the Jazz Crusaders." Henderson himself hurts a hip new arrangement of "(You've Got) Personality" by singing the lead himself, while "Party Joint" wastes a cool, marching brass sound with a repetitive vocal line that sounds like it came from a bad 70s funk record.

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)

Posted By: BlondStyle
Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)
R&B, Soul Juzz, Acid Jazz, Jazz-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:02:54 | 538,21 Mb
Label: Groovetown/BMG Music (EC) | Cat.# 07863 66613-2 | Released: 1995-05-23

Here is a great soulful funky album with Roy Ayers from the mid 90's, and he have a special guest invited to these sessions too, I'm talking of the fantastic James Moody that play some soprano sax, even if Harold Paris Robinson is the mayor sax player on the album, yeah everyone that like soul gonna enjoy this album too a lot, and it is fantastic to hear that Roy Ayers really could make some great music in the 90's too when a lot of 60's and 70's musicians really trap themself in the 90's machinery, yeah listen to this album and you'll understand what I mean with great soul of the 90's. The nasté ending on No More Trouble should be that way so it ain't nothing wrong with the file at all.

Bobby Previte & Bump - Counterclockwise (2003) {Palmetto PM 2091}

Posted By: ruskaval
Bobby Previte & Bump - Counterclockwise (2003) {Palmetto PM 2091}

Bobby Previte & Bump - Counterclockwise (2003) {Palmetto PM 2091}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
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© 2003 Palmetto Records | PM 2091
Jazz / Modern Postbebop / Soul Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative / Drums

Bobby Previte's Bump has the same instrumentation as the Jazz Crusaders (tenor saxophonist Marty Ehrlich, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, electric bassist Steve Swallow, and Previte on drums), but sounds nothing at all like that soul-jazz band. This set features five forward-thinking players whose solos and ensemble work are full of adventure, wit, and unpredictability. The nine uncredited originals, which are probably by Previte, are generally rhythmic and sometimes funky, with brief melodies and an emphasis on group playing.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

Posted By: tiburon
Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Due largely to the inclusion of trumpeter Ron Haynes – a one-time Donald Byrd protege – the fourth entry by Ramsey Lewis' smooth jazz supergroup is reminiscent of Byrd's seminal 1970s recordings. While merely hinting at Byrd's proto-disco inventions, Urban Knights IV is nonetheless a modern update of the trumpeter's work with the Blackbyrds. Although this album is nowhere near as funky as, say, Electric Byrd, it does come off grittier than many albums by Urban Knights' contemporaries.

VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

Various Artists - The Soul Of Jazz, Volume 1 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions/Verve | # 525 558-2 | Time: 01:00:50
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Crossover Jazz

What you see is what you get, an excellent little compilation of the various faces of soul-jazz as presented by the Verve label with their amazing array of artists from Hugh Masekela to Willie Bobo and Herbie Mann on the one hand, and Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks (in an outstanding reading of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man") the Heath Brothers, and Teddy Edwards on the other. The track list is wonderfully varied, too: there's a smoking version of Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" by Masekela, a pair by Jimmy Smith, and a big band – a new entry by the acid jazz group the James Taylor Quartet, but they get it deep; and Wynton Kelly goes deep into soul and blues with "Escapade." Anyway you cut it, it comes out great.

Azymuth - Águia Não Come Mosca (1977) [Reissue 2019]

Posted By: gribovar
Azymuth - Águia Não Come Mosca (1977) [Reissue 2019]

Azymuth - Aguia Nao Come Mosca (1977) [Reissue 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mr Bongo (MRBCD209)

Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary, Azymuth. Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound. The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.

George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}

Posted By: tiburon
George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}

George Howard - A Home Far Away (1994) {GRP 9780}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | 346MB +5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

George Howard was one of the most talented artist ever and he knew what we wanted. A Home Far Away is one his of best. From the first jam, Miracle, to You Can Make This Story Right and Renewal, this is classic George Howard. This is one of those rare CDs that is played from beginning to end.

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632

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.