Yuya Komoguchi - Picture (2014) {King Record Japan}

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Yuya Komoguchi - Picture (2014) {King Record Japan}

Yuya Komoguchi - Picture (2014) {King Record Japan}
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Genre: Fusion

Japan's brightest rising guitar virtuoso and Xotic endorser Yuya Komoguchi showed off his talents in his album Picture.

Yves Rousseau Quartet - Akasha (2015) {Abalone}

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Yves Rousseau Quartet - Akasha (2015) {Abalone}

Yves Rousseau Quartet - Akasha (2015) {Abalone}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 341MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Yves Rousseau is one of the leaders of the french and european jazz scene. Among his various activities, he has managed for more than ten years, as head of his quartet, a work of writing and improvisation at the outpost of jazz and new music styles. With an original orchestration that gives to this formation its so unsual sound. It unites 4 musicians with affirmed personnality in touch with various musics like jazz, of course, but also baroque music, song, without neglecting the major composers of the 20th centuary… The result is a wide variety of melodies, tempi, nuances, choices in the timbres and in the modes of play which have a single quality and aim to solicitate the publics imaginative.

Salif Keita - Moffou (2002) {Universal}

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Salif Keita - Moffou (2002) {Universal}

Salif Keita - Moffou (2002) {Universal}
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Genre: West African Folk, World

Sometimes a return to basics can be the best way for an artist to move forward. For Salif Keita, that's definitely the case with Moffou. In spite of using a hefty number of musicians (17, plus six backing vocalists), the sound is very stripped-down. Even the supple electric guitar work of Djeli Moussa Kouyaté is mellow and low-key. The real beauty here is Keita's voice, carefully framed and used to maximum effect. High, almost piercing, it's a gorgeous instrument that can ride and transform a melody, whether the lulling gentleness of "Yamore" or the more upbeat – but never frenzied – "Iniagige." Overall, it's a record of swaying, seductive gentleness, one perfectly suited to Keita's style. After a few artistic missteps, he needs an album like this to reaffirm who he is and give a renewal to his sound.

Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}

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Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}

Joe Sample - Old Places Old Faces (1996) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 286MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Pianist Joe Sample's Warner Bros. session mostly features relaxed acoustic music. Sample emphasizes his original melodies during his improvisations and is backed quite ably by bassist Jay Anderson, drummer Ralph Penland and an occasional percussionist. Most notable is that tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd guests on three tracks, playing in his usual mellow version of John Coltrane.

Joe Sample - Soul Shadows (2004) {Verve}

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Joe Sample - Soul Shadows (2004) {Verve}

Joe Sample - Soul Shadows (2004) {Verve}
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Genre: Jazz

On his first solo-piano CD, dedicated to the pioneering bandleader James Reese Europe, Sample demonstrates his jazz cred with a mastery of stride and ragtime. Save for reflective and expansive reprises of hits "Spellbound" and "Soul Shadows," Sample delves into early 20th Century pop and Tin Pan Alley standards. The supple, southern syncopations on Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" and Jelly Roll Morton's sizzling "Shreveport Stomp" offer evidence of Sample's strong left hand and the elegance of his improvisations, mixing blues feeling, Creole rhythms, and elements of the European classics.

Joe Sample / Ray Brown / Shelly Manne - The Three (1975) {Japanese pressing}

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Joe Sample / Ray Brown / Shelly Manne - The Three (1975) {Japanese pressing}

Joe Sample / Ray Brown / Shelly Manne - The Three (1975) {Japanese pressing}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

One of the most successful Japanese piano trio recordings of the 70s – a super-session performed by a a trio of Americans that includes Joe Sample on acoustic piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums! Given that Sample's best known during the era for his electric keys with the Crusaders (and on countless studio sessions), it's a real treat to hear him tickle the ivories in an acoustic way – and a genuine surprise to hear how strong his work is in such a format.

Joe Sample & David T Walker - Swing Street Cafe (1981) {Verve}

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Joe Sample & David T Walker - Swing Street Cafe (1981) {Verve}

Joe Sample & David T Walker - Swing Street Cafe (1981) {Verve}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Blues

Beautifully played & produced with an excellent song selection, there is no reason for any R&B/jazz lover not to have this in their collection. Both Sample and David T. Walker are hot, and have a great rappore. The horn section absolutely kicks. The only bad thing about this album is it ends to soon and leaves you hungry for more.

Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}

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Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}

Joe Sample - Ashes To Ashes (1990) {Warner}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Sample's Ashes to Ashes was released in 1990, but, here it is a century later, and the music has remained ageless. Masterfully creative and skillfully played, Sample has a secret love affair with the piano, and each cut on this CD is like a page out of his diary. Every time you play this CD you will hear something different, and when you're not listening to it, you'll hear his piano in your head.

Wolfgang Haffner - Kind Of Cool (2015) {ACT}

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Wolfgang Haffner - Kind Of Cool (2015) {ACT}

Wolfgang Haffner - Kind Of Cool (2015) {ACT}
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Genre: Jazz, Cool, Post-Bop

Drummer Wolfgang Haffner is one of Germany's most respected and experienced jazz musicians: his 30 year career features recordings with Al Cohn, Joe Pass and Till Bronner as well as numerous albums as leader. On Kind Of Cool he's joined by an excellent line-up of European jazzers, including pianist Jan Lundgren and trombonist Nils Landgren: their mix of classics and Haffner originals is a delight from first note to last.

Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}

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Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}

Kim Kashkashian - Neharot (2009) {ECM 2065}
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Genre: Classical

Neharot Neharot (2006/7) for viola solo, accordion, percussion, two string ensembles and tape by Israeli composer Betty Olivero opens a haunting album from violist Kim Kashkashian. It is a slow awakening—not into light, but into twilight—and swells with the wounds of fresh tragedy. Kashkashian arrives as if by wind and with the raw imperfection of an unpreened bird. The tone and feeling are not unlike that of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil at its tensest moments. The strings roil like turgid waters in which eddy the relics of an unseen war. Two women’s voices reach into the storm with tendrils of mimicry. This call and response blossoms into a profound moment of rupture, at which point the orchestra and percussion spill over one another.

Jonathan Kreisberg - Wave Upon Wave (2014) {New For Now Music}

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Jonathan Kreisberg - Wave Upon Wave (2014) {New For Now Music}

Jonathan Kreisberg - Wave Upon Wave (2014) {New For Now Music}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 167MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Wave upon wave of praise has followed the release of each one of guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg's leader dates—small group affairs that are typically built with equal parts energy and taste; Wave Upon Wave, balancing fire with heart, stealth movement with direct engagement, and power with grace, is likely to garner some more.
The fleet-fingered Kreisberg focuses on originals here, shifting between the mellow ("Being Human") and the charged ("Until You Know"). And through it all, regardless of style and syntax, his molten-and-focused tone shines through. There's a liquid glow behind his every gesture, whether he's flowing atop drummer Colin Stranahan's spry movements in five ("From The Ashes"), taking a more reflective path, or charging into the fray ("Until You Know").

Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Tappan Zee/KOC 9938}

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Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Tappan Zee/KOC 9938}

Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Tappan Zee/KOC 9938}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 191MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Victor Japan}

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Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Victor Japan}

Bob James - Foxie (1983) {Victor Japan}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 84MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Torcuato Mariano - Diary (2004) {215 Records}

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Torcuato Mariano - Diary (2004) {215 Records}

Torcuato Mariano - Diary (2004) {215 Records}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz

The super-rhythmic, ultra-melodic Argentinean-born and Brazilian-bred guitarist's fascinating musical journey makes this an explosive diary chock-full of elements of those experiences. After years working with top Brazilian musicians like Sergio Mendes and Ivan Lins, Mariano emerged as a popular smooth jazz/worldbeat artist in the mid-'90s before retreating behind the scenes as A&R director of EMI Brazil. After much success with the label, he returns to the studio on this compelling project, which blends his expertise on acoustic and electric guitars as well as keyboards and, getting even more exotic, the sitar. The rhythmically eclectic vibe here can best be described as "Rio chill," a new jazz groove reflecting the uniquely Brazilian balance of the warmth of the culture and Rio's rich cosmopolitan life.

Elements - Liberal Arts (1989) {Novus}

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Elements - Liberal Arts (1989) {Novus}

Elements - Liberal Arts (1989) {Novus}
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Genre: Fusion

Elements was an American jazz fusion ensemble founded by bass guitarist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb in 1982. Both Egan and Gottlieb were former members of the Pat Metheny Group, and Elements' sound draws deeply from their experience as Metheney's former rhythm section. Band members included Bill Evans, Gil Goldstein, Steve Khan and Clifford Carter. They released albums from 1982 to 1996 on labels including Novus and Antilles.