Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}

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Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}

Chucho Valdes / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Michel Camilo - Playing Lecuona (2015) {OKeh}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, OST

PLAYING LECUONA is a musical journey through the works and living spaces of Ernesto Lecuona, the internationally acclaimed pianist and piano composer from Latin America. Serving as guides through Lecuona’s music are the three most gifted Latin Jazz pianists in the world: Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Valdes fuses Latin Jazz together with Afro-Cuban rhythms in Lecuona’s native Havana; Camilo recreates elegant aural soundscapes in New York and the Canary Islands; and Rebalcaba fuses Jazz and Flamenco in Seville, the heart of Andalusia-Spain and a source of great inspiration to Lecuona. Together, these three musicians provide a rich portrait of Lecuona’s music and its influence.

Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}

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Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}

Habbecik - An Meselesi (2001) {Aura Müzik}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Habbick is a Turkish Jazz Fusion group.

Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}

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Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}

Randy Roos - Mistral (1978) {Modulus}
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Genre: Fusion

Orchestra Luna's guitarist Randy Roos released his first solo album on Boston legend Bruce Patch's Spoonfed records, a label which would issue discs by Third Rail produced by Ric Ocasek, Reddy Teddy, the Remains, J.T.S. Flying, and others. "Stew" is a song that has some great wailing guitar behind percussion and rhythms, the early playing of this virtuoso falling somewhere between Pat Metheny and Steve Vai. The plethora of instruments utilized by the guitarist expose the talents he brought to Rick Berlin's quirky early work on Epic, the bold and highly experimental Orchestra Luna disc. All those avant-garde notions are stripped away for a smooth and precise coloring of original tunes and collaborations which range from three and a half minutes to nearly eight minutes in length.

Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}

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Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}

Earl Klugh - Heart String (1978) {BN 23546}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 226 MB + 3% Recovery
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

Earl Klugh has made many good albums, but for me Heart String has such a warm, intimate feeling to it… every song touches your heart in a different way. It will always be my favorite !!!

Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)

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Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)

Geri Allen / Charlie Haden / Paul Motian - Segments (1989)
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Reissued from the original 1989 recording, Segments features three of the finest modern jazz musicians: pianist Geri Allen, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Paul Motian. Segments CD music At the time, the trio performed and recorded frequently, and the collaborative energy they shared is palpable on this album. Along with original pieces, they perform smart, unique versions of Ornette Coleman's "Law Years," Charlie Parker's "Marmaduke," and "Segment," along with the standards "I'm All Smiles" and "You'll Never Know. "

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}

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Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Acatama Experience (2007) {KOCH Records}
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Genre: Fusion

Considering Ponty's most recent work, rife with world or Afrocentric mishmashes or even further back mired in dense, overwashed electronic synth muck, this recording is not only a welcome change of pace, but a return to the great music that made Ponty an important figure in contemporary music. This one is recommended with no hesitation, and is the brilliant violinist's best effort in nearly 30 years.

Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}

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Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}

Yellowjackets - Greenhouse (1991) {GRD-9630}
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Genre: Fusion

The Yellowjackets' first release for GRP, Greenhouse, is a real gas. The disc starts innocently enough with "Freedomland," the kind of smart smooth jazz song that marked The Spin. It's on the following "Greenhouse" that listeners glimpse a change in the air: Strings (!) set the stage for dreamy, exotic jazz that melts in your mind, music that goes well beyond similar experiments on earlier Yellowjackets sessions. From this point on, the band travels back in time: Russell Ferrante's piano, the understated rhythm section, and Bob Mintzer's saxophones (Marc Russo had left, though Mintzer wasn't an "official" member yet) smoke with the fire of cool jazz.

Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013) {Mack Avenue}

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Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013) {Mack Avenue}

Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road (2013)
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

A Rise In The Road, the Yellowjackets’ second Mack Avenue Records offering, is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored jazz ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons, not to mention the myriad challenges of life itself. Throughout their storied 32-year history, the Yellowjackets have undergone numerous lineup changes, never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment. Felix Pastorius is the newest Yellowjackets member. He is the son of legendary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, most known for his affiliation with jazz-fusion contemporaries, Weather Report.

Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}

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Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}

Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}
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Genre: Fusion

In typical Yellowjackets fashion, Blue Hats takes the listener on a surprise journey of what seems like mainstream pop/jazz, but what is really much more well-crafted than the usual fare. The album mixes relatively easy-listening tunes with a few hard-driving ones where both Ferrante and Mintzer are able to branch out. Russel Ferrante's piano improvisations are at once sparse and lucid-his use of space allows his melodic genius to be appreciated by the attentive listener.

Yellowjackets - Club Nocturne (1998) {Warner}

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Yellowjackets - Club Nocturne (1998) {Warner}

Yellowjackets - Club Nocturne (1998) {Warner 9362-47031-2}
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Genre: Fusion

CLUB NOCTURNE was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Earl Klugh - Crazy For You (1981) {BN 48387}

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Earl Klugh - Crazy For You (1981) {BN 48387}

Earl Klugh - Crazy For You (1981) {BN 48387}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

Earl Klugh's music is as refreshing as a cool breeze on a muggy summer day. This set produced by Klugh and co-produced by Roland Wilson displays Earl's guitar virtuosity and his composing skills. A grand orchestra used on some cuts never overshadows the tight rhythm section comprising various players, with Phil Upchurch and Greg Phillingames being the most prominent.

Earl Klugh - Dream Come True (1980) {EMI 748388}

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Earl Klugh - Dream Come True (1980) {EMI 748388}

Earl Klugh - Dream Come True (1980) {EMI 748388}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

Dream Come True" brings on the funk, as well as beautiful ballads, light calypso touches, even a little countrified soul complete with steel guitar. Simply stated, this is my favorite Earl Klugh album in a long line of quality work.

Earl Klugh - Earl Klugh (1976) {Blue Note 477543}

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Earl Klugh - Earl Klugh (1976) {Blue Note 477543}

Earl Klugh - Earl Klugh (1976) {Blue Note 477543}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Earl Klugh's debut album in 1976 launched two careers: Klugh's and the production team of Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen. With subtle funk of Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Harvey Mason under him, Klugh's impeccable acoustic guitar took flight. Material ranges from originals by Klugh and Grusin to pop tunes like "Laughter In The Rain" to Bill Evans's "Waltz For Debby." This title is newly remastered, the album now includes three bonus tracks made in 1977.

Gerry Mulligan - Quartets in Concert (2001) {Pablo}

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Gerry Mulligan - Quartets in Concert (2001) {Pablo}

Gerry Mulligan - Quartets in Concert (2001) {Pablo}
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Genre: Cool, Bop

A number of posthumous CDs have appeared following Gerry Mulligan's death in 1996. This one combines two previously unreleased quartet concerts, both featuring Bob Brookmeyer, an equally talented composer and arranger and outstanding valve trombonist. The songs are all familiar to Mulligan fans, including the swinging arrangements of "Laura" and great tunes like "Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are" and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," which few other jazz groups seem to play. Mulligan's very cool but awkwardly titled "Bweebida Bobbida" and "Utter Chaos," his favorite theme song, round out the material from the 1957 Hollywood Bowl concert. Bassist Joe Benjamin and drummer Dave Bailey (inexplicably listed as "Donald Bailey" on the CD's back cover) make up the capable rhythm section.

Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian - Goodbye (2005) {ECM 1904}

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Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian - Goodbye (2005) {ECM 1904}

Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian - Goodbye (2005) {ECM 1904}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz

Goodbye is one of, if not the most expansive and diverse collections pianist Bobo Stenson has ever released. This is his first ECM release in five years. Paul Motian takes over the drum chair vacated by Jon Christensen, and his shimmering, deep listening and subtlety add to the excellence and sheer quiet beauty of this recording. Goodbye is more a recording of songs than jazz pieces – at least in a traditional sense. This trio doesn't swing, they play, they slowly dance through the lyric pieces found here.