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Eric Gales Trio - Ghost Notes (2013)

Posted By: popsakov
Eric Gales Trio - Ghost Notes (2013)

Eric Gales Trio - Ghost Notes (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 441 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Electric Blues / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Psychedelic Rock / Instrumental
Tone Center Records #TC4074-2

Eric Gales was hailed as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he first hit the blues circuit, an anointment that carries with it impossible pressures, and while Gales is a wonderful guitarist (naturally right-handed, he was taught to play the guitar left-handed, an odd thing, but again, Hendrix-like), he isn't Hendrix, nor will he or anyone ever be. Working out of the power trio format, Gales has more than proven he can play on his many albums, but his voice is average at best, and his songs tend toward the generic, often more like vehicles for guitar leads than actual songs that are crying out to be sung. That's why Ghost Notes is so intriguing, because it's Gales' first all-instrumental album, and therefore it bypasses his weaknesses as a performer and plays to his strengths – the man sure can play guitar.

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991

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Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991

Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (1968) Japanese Reissue 1991
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Sony | # SRCS 5711 | Time: 00:51:12

With the 1968 album Miles in the Sky, Miles Davis explicitly pushed his second great quintet away from conventional jazz, pushing them toward the jazz-rock hybrid that would later become known as fusion. Here, the music is still in its formative stages, and it's a little more earth-bound than you might expect, especially following on the heels of the shape-shifting, elusive Nefertiti. On Miles in the Sky, much of the rhythms are straightforward, picking up on the direct 4/4 beats of rock, and these are illuminated by Herbie Hancock's electric piano – one of the very first sounds on the record, as a matter of fact – and the guest appearance of guitarist George Benson on "Paraphernalia." All of these additions are tangible and identifiable, and they do result in intriguing music, but the form of the music itself is surprisingly direct, playing as extended grooves. This meanders considerable more than Nefertiti, even if it is significantly less elliptical in its form, because it's primarily four long jams.

Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian - Live In Tokyo (2013)

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Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian - Live In Tokyo (2013)

Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian - Live In Tokyo (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 684 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 224 Mb
Full Scans ~ 91 Mb | 00:42:43 + 00:50:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock, Fusion | Armoury Records #ARM251082

Live In Tokyo is a live performance from November 14, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo for supergroup PSMS, which features drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic), bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), guitarist Tony MacAlpine & keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater, Billy Idol). This 95 minute concert showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members careers & collaborations. Included in the set are Shy Boy from Sheehan's band Talas, MacAlpine's The Stranger, Sherinian's Apocalypse 1470 B.C. and Dream Theater's A Change Of Seasons: The Crimson Sunrise.

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

Posted By: Designol
George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Fusion | Label: Epic | # EPC 477462 2 | Time: 00:46:18

Greatest Hits is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits ("Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby") plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.

Aaron Parks - Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Aaron Parks - Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (2020)

Aaron Parks - Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | 01:10:51
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Ropeadope Records

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)

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Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)

Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Concord/Universal | # 088807237436 | Time: 01:10:27
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Guitar Jazz

GRAMMY-winning, guitarist Lee Ritenour, AKA Captain Fingers, has a wide-ranging array of material to revive, as evidenced by A Twist of Rit. 2015 commemorates 40 years since his debut recording, First Course, on Epic Records. A Twist of Rit, set for release on August 21, 2015 via Concord Records, is a magnificent follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 album Rhythm Sessions. Based on the wildly popular A Twist of… series that Ritenour curated for the GRP imprint, A Twist of Rit has the artist not reimagining Bob Marley, Jobim, or Motown but rather reimagining his own catalog of hits. There will also be a few new Ritenour compositions. Like the original Twist Of… series this will be an all-star affair featuring: John Beasley, Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Melvin Lee Davis, Michael Thompson, Wah Wah Watson, David T. Walker, Makoto Ozone, Tom Kennedy, Dave Weckl, Paulinho Da Costa, Ronald Bruner Jr., Chris Coleman, Bob Sheppard and Rashawn Ross.

Yellowjackets - Parallel Motion (2022)

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Yellowjackets - Parallel Motion (2022)

Yellowjackets - Parallel Motion (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:06 | 332 Mb
Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop | Label: Mack Avenue Records

"Parallel Motion" — the new album from jazz fusion legends Yellowjackets — is a true testament to the longevity and resilience of a band who debuted over 40 years ago. Consistently reinventing themselves through elevated instrumentation in their signature electro-acoustic soundscape, the current lineup consisting of Bob Mintzer (tenor & soprano saxophone/EWI), Russell Ferrante (piano/keyboards), Will Kennedy (drums, keyboards) and Dane Alderson (electric bass, MIDI Sequencing) showcases a collective at their prime. This album features 9 new original compositions and guest vocalist Jean Baylor (4x GRAMMY® Award Nominee of the Baylor Project and R&B duo Zhané) on “If You Believe."

Stanley Clarke - The Bass-ic Collection (1997)

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Stanley Clarke - The Bass-ic Collection (1997)

Stanley Clarke - The Bass-ic Collection (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 522 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Epic (EPC 485144 2)

Jazz bass players are typically heard and not seen, but the lack of Stanley Clarke pictures on this predominantly instrumental collection of some of his best work is still alarming. No photos and no liner notes other than track personnel make this appear like a quickie release, maybe one without much of Clarke's input. Regardless, the 14 tracks compiled here are some of the bassist's best moments from notoriously uneven albums recorded between 1974 and 1989, with two previously unreleased tunes waxed in April 1995. As a jazz-funk bassist Clarke is perhaps without peers, and his second, third, and fourth albums from 1974-1976 best captured that style before he deteriorated into second-rate disco and watered-down R&B in the late '70s and '80s…

Aapo Heinonen Quintet - Tara (2018)

Posted By: delpotro
Aapo Heinonen Quintet - Tara (2018)

Aapo Heinonen Quintet - Tara (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 370 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | 01:02:34
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ozella Music

For his third record, the Finnish keyboard virtuoso Aapo Heinonen has created a refreshingly unique sound, a relaxed whirlwind of fusion-grooves, Latin swing and modal-jazz-melodies - all embedded into stimulatingly complex arrangements.

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 50999 80953 2 1 | Time: 01:05:44
Vocal Jazz, Bop, Cool, Post-Bop, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

Bar jazz is not a term for a musical genre, it is rather a conceptual idea or a special mood. Let Dianne Reeves beguile with her confessional "You Taught My Heart To Sing" or Brazilian super star Eliane Elias with a tantalizing version of "How Insensitive". Relax even more with the warm sound of Miles Davis and the dignified style of Stan Getz. Now, grab a coctail and settle down in a comfortable lounge chair. All set for a perfect hour of bar jazz at its best.

Djabe & Steve Hackett - Live In Győr (2023)

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Djabe & Steve Hackett - Live In Győr (2023)

Djabe & Steve Hackett - Live In Győr (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 980 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 393 Mb | Scans included | 02:11:21
Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Cherry Red Records, Esoteric Recordings

Djabe & Steve Hackett line-up made up for the 2020 and 2021 tour postponed due to Covid in 2022. The musicians eagerly awaited to make music together, so on the tour the band was very much together and gave their best performances of all time. At the final stop of the tour, the band also recorded a video, the post-production of which, as usual, was done by Tamás Barabás and Attila Égerházi. The concert, which can be found on Blu-ray, includes several tracks performed live for the first time. Examples include Lake By The Sea from the Back To Sardinia album, the rock band version of Ace Of Wands from the Voyage Of The Acolyte album, or the Gyor Blues compositions. There are several live versions of Steve Hackett and Djabe compositions previously not released on a Djabe & Steve Hackett live albums. Songs like The Steppes, Witchi Tai To, Gyor and Power Of Wings.

Santana - Caravanserai (1972) Japanese Remastered 2006

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Santana - Caravanserai (1972) Japanese Remastered 2006

Santana - Caravanserai (1972) Japanese Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # MHCP 1000 | Time: 00:51:24 | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Fusion, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Rock, Latin Jazz

Drawing on rock, salsa, and jazz, Santana recorded one imaginative, unpredictable gem after another during the 1970s. But Caravanserai is daring even by Santana's high standards. Carlos Santana was obviously very hip to jazz fusion – something the innovative guitarist provides a generous dose of on the largely instrumental Caravanserai. Whether its approach is jazz-rock or simply rock, this album is consistently inspired and quite adventurous. Full of heartfelt, introspective guitar solos, it lacks the immediacy of Santana or Abraxas. Like the type of jazz that influenced it, this pearl (which marked the beginning of keyboardist/composer Tom Coster's highly beneficial membership in the band) requires a number of listenings in order to be absorbed and fully appreciated. But make no mistake: this is one of Santana's finest accomplishments.

The Chick Corea Elektric Band - (1986) {GRP 9535}

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The Chick Corea Elektric Band - (1986) {GRP 9535}

The Chick Corea Elektric Band - (1986) {GRP 9535}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 342MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Nine years after the breakup of the final version of Return to Forever, Chick Corea ended a long period of freelance projects by forming his Elektrik Band. This set, the group's initial release, finds Corea meeting up for the first time with the great bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl; half of the selections also have either Carlos Rios or Scott Henderson on guitar. Due to the high musicianship, the personalities of the players, and Corea's colorful compositions, the Elektrik Band quickly became one of the top fusion groups of the late '80s. This album is a milestone in contemporary jazz.

Chick Corea - Early Days (1969) {Denon DC-8541}

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Chick Corea - Early Days (1969) {Denon DC-8541}

Chick Corea - Early Days (1969) {Denon DC-8541}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

A key figure in the development of jazz's new direction in the late '60s and '70s (thanks in large part to his contributions to Miles Davis' pioneering fusion work), Chick Corea has since become one of the most influential musicians of the genre. The tracks on EARLY DAYS were recorded in 1969. Around the same time, the Davis Quintet was recording the epochal IN A SILENT WAY and BITCHES BREW. The material here, featuring sidemen Woody Shaw, Jack De Johnette, and Bennie Maupin, explores similarly abstract rhythmic excursions that favor texture and atmosphere over conventional song structure.

Eddie Gomez - Street Smart (1989) {Epic}

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Eddie Gomez - Street Smart (1989) {Epic}

Eddie Gomez - Street Smart (1989) {Epic}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz

Legendary bassist EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. The Latin GRAMMY® award-winner’s impressive resume includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music.