Curiosity Killed The Cat: Keep Your Distance `87 & Getahead `89

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Curiosity Killed The Cat: Keep Your Distance `87 & Getahead `89

Curiosity Killed The Cat: Keep Your Distance `87 & Getahead `89
2LP | Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/192 kHz, 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Image + Cue) > 5.88 Gb | Artwork > 265 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 3.19 Gb
or 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 959 Mb
Mercury | Jazz-funk, New Wave, Sophisti-pop, Synth-pop

They appeared out of nowhere, as if they were transported from a parallel universe wherein blue-eyed soul was seen as rock & roll's salvation in the late ‘80s. Like-minded groups like Johnny Hates Jazz, Waterfront, Living in a Box, and Curiosity Killed the Cat all debuted and disappeared at the same time. Of the four, Curiosity Killed the Cat leaned more toward the teen girl population that hung "Smash Hits" posters on their bedroom walls…

Blood, Sweat And Tears - Brand New Day (1977)

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Blood, Sweat And Tears - Brand New Day (1977)

Blood, Sweat And Tears - Brand New Day (1977)
Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Tracks) > 3.62 Gb | Artwork(jpg) > 6.85 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.38 Gb
or 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 432 Mb
ABC Records, AB-1015 | Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk

Brand New Day is the tenth album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in November 1977. This was the band's only release on ABC Records. Brand New Day was produced by Roy Halee and former BS&T drummer Bobby Colomby. Colomby and Halee had also co-produced the group's fourth album, Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 in 1971…

Billy Cobham ‎- B.C. (1979)

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Billy Cobham ‎- B.C. (1979)

Billy Cobham ‎- B.C. (1979)
Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Tracks) > 3.33 Gb | Artwork(jpg) > 4.86 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.43 Gb
or 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 445 Mb
Columbia, JC 35993 | Fusion, Funk, Jazz Rock

Billy Cobham had always incorporated elements of disco and funk into his solo recordings; however, this is the most painful example. Even his die-hard fans haven't forgiven him for this embarrassment…

The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)

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The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)

The Crusaders ‎- Images (1978)
Vinyl Rip | 32-bit/384 kHz | WavPack(Tracks) > 3.45 Gb | Artwork(jpg) < 1 Mb
or 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.39 Gb
or 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 432 Mb
ABC Blue Thumb, BA-6030 | Funk, Smooth Jazz

By 1978, the Crusaders sans the "Jazz" prefix were past their popular prime, and seemed to be recycling the same ideas that made them more famous when they started playing funkier music. While a limited urban crowd still gravitated toward what was becoming instrumental disco music, the ideas of the group had waned to the point where even commercial radio stations were less interested in this album as a whole. Images offers very little in terms of new or hit music, though Joe Sample attempted to compose songs that built on their prior success, especially like the successful album Free as the Wind from two years prior…

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut (Record Store Day 2021 Vinyl) (1974/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut (Record Store Day 2021 Vinyl) (1974/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut (Record Store Day 2021 Vinyl) (1974/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork | Time - 69:10 minutes | 2,45 GB
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Big Band | Label: Strut Records

In 1968, while he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis, Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt, The Cairo Jazz Band. Some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members – Zaki Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), Khamis El-Kholy (piano) and Ala Mostafa (piano).

CTI All-Stars - CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, July 30, 1972 (50th Anniversary Special Collection) (1972/2017) [24/192]

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CTI All-Stars - CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, July 30, 1972 (50th Anniversary Special Collection) (1972/2017) [24/192]

VA - CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, July 30, 1972 (CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection) (1972/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 106:50 minutes | 3,86 GB
Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: CTI Records, Official Digital Download

Recorded live on July 30, 1972.

Ruby Rushton - Gideon's Way (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Ruby Rushton - Gideon's Way (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Ruby Rushton - Gideon's Way (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 20:06 minutes | 213 MB
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: 22a, Official Digital Download

Ruby Rushton return to 22a with a four track album teaser combining a fusion of sounds from across the jazz spectrum in their own distinctive style. The band have forged an instantly recognisable sound since their debut release ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, hitting the sweet spot by simultaneously sounding classic and forward-thinking.

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Funk Is My Religion (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Funk Is My Religion (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Funk Is My Religion (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 70:45 minutes | 831 MB
Jazz-Funk | Label: ACT Music, Official Digital Download

Back in 1994 when Nils Landgren started up his Funk Unit, there were those who asked whether there was actually any need for Swedish funk. After seventeen years, ten albums and several hundreds of concerts, the question has basically answered itself: to find the most fired-up take on this music anywhere, a sound which is inextricably welded into soul, rhythm and blues and jazz, and in which all of the instruments – and the vocals too – have an irresistible rhythmic urgency about them, this is definitely the band to see and hear.

Raul De Souza - Plenitude (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Raul De Souza - Plenitude (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Raul De Souza - Plenitude (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 65:39 minutes | 1,21 GB
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: PAO Records, Official Digital Download

The Brazilian virtuoso trombonist Raul de Souza is a world Jazz phenomenon whose unparalleled career spans six decades. Early success in his home territory was followed by stardom in the USA with Sweet Lucy, part of a long and storied discography that has included collaborations with other pre-eminent musicians of his and later generations in Brazil (where he enjoys legendary status), as well as many others around the world.

STR4TA - Aspects (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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STR4TA - Aspects (2021) [Official Digital Download]

STR4TA - Aspects (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 49:50 | 576 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Gilles Peterson has partnered with Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick to reinvigorate the loose, protean energy of the early-80s Brit-funk scene. STR4TA sees them mine new musical possibilities outof that shared formative era. On "Aspects", they revisit that important period and the spirit that guided it: self-taught, DIY vitality, and a raucous energy built on live performance. Bringing a fresh slant to a sound first developed by groups like Atmosfear, Hi-Tension, Light of the World and Freeez - with Maunick, it should be noted, also a member of the latter two bands - it's the first material that Maunick and Peterson have released together in over a decade.

The City Champs - Luna '68 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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The City Champs - Luna '68 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

The City Champs - Luna '68 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:14 minutes | 454 MB
Jazz-Funk | Label: Big Legal Mess Records, Official Digital Download

The return of the Memphis soul/funk/jazz trio The City Champs. Members, Al Gamble (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), George Sluppick (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) and Joe Restivo (Don Bryant) have been secretly concocting these tasty, solar expansing nuggets since their last output in 2010.

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 41:29 minutes | 460 MB
Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: Colemine Records, Official Digital Download

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a sweat.

Grover Washington Jr. - Skylarkin' (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Grover Washington Jr. - Skylarkin' (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Grover Washington Jr. - Skylarkin' (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 36:03 minutes | 1,47 GB
Funk, Jazz-Funk | Label: UNI/MOTOWN, Official Digital Download

Skylarkin' is a 1980 studio album by American jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. The record was released via Motown label.

VA - Wamono A To Z Vol. I (Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980) (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/192kHz]

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VA - Wamono A To Z Vol. I (Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980) (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/192kHz]

VA - Wamono A To Z Vol. I (Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980) (Vinyl) (2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:40 minutes | 1,4 GB | Artwork - 90 MB
Jazz-Funk | Label: 180g

Dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan! Fully licensed Nippon Columbia and Victor Japan masters available for the first time outside of Japan, featuring Akira Ishikawa, Jiro Inagaki, Chikara Ueda, Kifu Mitsuhashi, Toshiko Yonekawa and more! Tracks selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam.

Snarky Puppy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/96kHz]

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Snarky Puppy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Vinyl) (2020) [24bit/96kHz]

Snarky Puppy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Vinyl) (2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:29 minutes | 2 GB | Artwork - 42 MB
Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion | Label: GroundUP Music

In 2012, Snarky Puppy booked their first European tour through Facebook posts, begging people to help find a bar they could play in. Years later, on November 14th, 2019, Snarky Puppy recorded their sold-out show from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London, which will be their first official live release in almost 4 years. Featuring an extended line-up of 15 out of their 18 regular members, the record includes many tracks from their recent studio album, "Immigrance." "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" captures an interesting mix of new and old songs, illustrating their musical and artistic progression over the years.