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Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004

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Gabor Szabo - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004

Gábor Szabó - Gabor Szabo 1969 (1969) Japanese Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 148 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb | 00:35:52
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Fusion, Guitar Jazz | Label: Air Mail | # AIRAC-1066

In the late '60s, many jazz artists were ignoring the rock and soul hits of the day – when called upon to interpret popular songs, they stuck to their favorite Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin standards and didn't see Beatles or Marvin Gaye hits as vehicles for jazz improvisation. But there were some jazz artists who didn't feel that way; Grant Green, Herbie Mann, and Charles Earland – just to give three examples – saw no reason why rock and soul tunes couldn't receive instrumental jazz makeovers. And on 1969, Gazor Szabo puts a jazz spin on popular songs of the 1960s, including "Walk Away Renee" (a major hit for the Left Banke), the Beatles' "In My Life," and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now".

Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995) [Re-Up]

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Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995) [Re-Up]

Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 9 45998-2 | Time: 00:57:15
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz

Abandoned Garden is an album by American vocalist Michael Franks. Released in 1995 by Warner Bros. Records, it was Franks' thirteenth studio album and his final album of new material with Warner Bros. The album is a dedication to the memory of Brazilian jazz musician, singer and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim. Franks had drawn artistic inspiration throughout his career from Jobim, and had collaborated with him in the past.

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.

Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998) [Re-Up]

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Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998) [Re-Up]

Phil Sheeran - Orchid (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: Passage | # PS60032-32 | Time: 00:49:15
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Phil Sheeran proclaims himself a "fingerstyle guitarist" in the liner notes to Orchid, and he gives those agile digits quite a workout even on the more low-key tunes which reflect his intention to create a mood recording. With Sheeran, there is always more than meets the eye - just as he eases our expectations into complacency with gentle declarations like "In My Heart" (on which he and flutist Brandon Fields tease each other back and forth over a swaying percussion groove), he heads for the tropics or does the B.B. King thing ("She Likes the Blues"), all to explosive effect. "Sacred Ground" combines the island panning of Andy Narell, the Native American bamboo flute musings of Richard Warner and Sheeran's own darker acoustic guitar tones - all over Harvey Mason's slick rhythmic pockets. Then "Jungle" finds Sheeran at a unique crossroads - his guitar is gentle but Eric Marienthal's alto fires up over a mix of live Mason and spunky hip-hop machinery.