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Spirit - Original Album Classics (2010) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Spirit - Original Album Classics (2010) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Spirit - Original Album Classics (2010) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.66 Gb | Mp3 (CBR 320) ~ 820 Mb | Scans included
Label: Epic/Ode/Legacy/Sony | # 88697645982 | Time: 04:26:14
Psychedelic Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Fusion

Limited five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the rock legends packaged in mini LP sleeves and housed in deluxe packaging. Includes the albums Spirit, The Family That Plays Together, Clear, Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus and Feedback.

O'Donel Levy - Dawn Of A New Day (1973) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O'Donel Levy - Dawn Of A New Day (1973) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O'Donel Levy - Dawn Of A New Day (1973) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45926)

Dawn of a New Day expands the Baroque funk horizons introduced on the brilliant Breeding of Mind, O'Donel Levy's previous collaboration with arranger Manny Albam. A bigger, bolder effort, Dawn's panoramic sound also borrows much from blaxploitation cinema. Joined by collaborators including trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and organist Charles Covington, Levy's remarkable leads seem to cut and paste elements from across the history of jazz guitar, most closely recalling the lean, mean genius of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. His solos are graceful yet muscular, each note crackling with energy. The material here is also excellent, sidestepping the usual Groove Merchant soul and pop warhorses in favor of material including "Maiden Voyage" and "People Make the World Go Around." Levy's originals are also strong, in particular the title cut.

O'Donel Levy - Breeding of Mind (1972) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O'Donel Levy - Breeding of Mind (1972) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O'Donel Levy - Breeding of Mind (1972) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45908)

Breeding of Mind pairs guitarist O'Donel Levy with arranger Manny Albam for a genre-defying set that embraces elements of jazz, funk and baroque pop - the end result is soulful and sublime, couching Levy's uncommonly expressive tone in a series of bold, lush contexts that underline the sophistication of his craft. Backed by bassist Eric Ward, organist Charles Covington and drummer Chester Thompson, Levy transcends the limitations of Groove Merchant warhorses like "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "We've Only Just Begun" with aplomb, winnowing deep inside their familiar melodies to reveal new layers of loveliness, but Breeding of Mind is undoubtedly best served by originals like "Cherries" and "The Chocolate Horse," which address contemporary funk sensibilities with remarkable imagination and intricacy.

O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45927)

Simba is one hot album of funky soul-jazz. O'Donel Levy had played with Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jimmy McGriff on other albums for producer Sonny Lester's Groove Merchant label, and even had one released under his own name (Black Velvet), but this was something different. Black Velvet had a couple Levy originals, but relied heavily on cover tunes. For Simba, Lester brought in Manny Albam to supply both the tunes and the arrangements, and it makes all the difference in the world. The songs are catchy and funky, and play to Levy's strengths as a player. The arrangements are fantastic, played by a who's who list of '70s session men (including a young David Sanborn and Tony Levin, who throws down throughout)…

O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]

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O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]

O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45942)

Following on the heels of George Benson's crossover blockbuster Breezin', Windows casts O'Donel Levy in the same mainstream, fusion-inspired mold, complete with vocals. To Levy's credit, the album never feels like a sell-out bid, and if anything, the mellow context underscores the chromatic beauty of his singular guitar aesthetic. With its bold, lush arrangements, the album at times boasts a cinematic splendor calling to mind the blaxploitation sound. Inasmuch as funk is ever subtle, Windows is ripe with nuance and resonance, yet never falls prey to the sleepiness of smooth jazz.

Tom Grant - In My Wildest Dreams (1992) {Verve}

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Tom Grant - In My Wildest Dreams (1992) {Verve}

Tom Grant - In My Wildest Dreams (1992) {Verve}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 416MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

In My Wildest Dreams is a 1992 album by keyboardist Tom Grant featuring David Grant and Wayne Braithwaite. My Wildest Dreams is a sunny fusion date whose fantasies are more in the nature of pastel reveries than wild' noirish nightmares.

Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)

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Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)

Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 530MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Peter Erskine’s latest album, Joy Luck, showcases the drummer’s new trio, and a family connection. Peter’s nephew Damian Erskine joins his uncle for the first time on an album. Dubbed the Peter Erskine New Trio, the group also includes pianist Vardan Ovsepian. The album features original compositions by each of the trio’s members, and is a release the band describes as combining “the strength of experience with the vitality of youth”.

MichaĹ Urbaniak - For Warsaw with Love (2019)

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MichaĹ Urbaniak - For Warsaw with Love (2019)

Michal Urbaniak - For Warsaw with Love (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 104.28 Mb | 00:45:30 | Cover
Fusion, Hip Hop | Label: Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Polish jazz legend Michał Urbaniak released a new album ‘For Warsaw with Love’ in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Album is full of amazing musicians: Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Michael ‘Patches’ Stewart, David Gilmore or Lenny White. The Publisher is the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

Blood, Sweat & Tears: 3 & 4 (2004)

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Blood, Sweat & Tears: 3 & 4 (2004)

Blood, Sweat & Tears: 3 & 4 (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Demon, DIAB 8056 | ~ 455 or 188 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 67 Mb
Fusion / Jazz-Rock

UK twofer combines the American rock act's 1970 & 1971 albums featuring 20 tracks…

Hiromi - Another Mind (2003) {Telarc}

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Hiromi - Another Mind (2003) {Telarc}

Hiromi - Another Mind (2003) {Telarc}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 467MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Occasionally an artist appears with talent that transcends the scope of normality and now we have this phenomenal new pianist named Hiromi Uehara from Shizuoka, Japan that explodes on the music seen with unheralded momentum fusing the gap of jazz, classical and rock. At 24 “Hiromi” makes her debut on Telarc Jazz titled “Another Mind” produced by legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal & Richard Evans.

Joe Sample & NDR Big Band - Children Of The Sun (2012)

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Joe Sample & NDR Big Band - Children Of The Sun (2012)

Joe Sample & NDR Big Band - Children Of The Sun (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 405MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 144MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Latin Jazz, Fusion

Joe Sample is the golden boy of American fusion-jazz, but his recent project Children of the Sun is not as sunny as the title might imply. Stimulated by a visit to the Caribbean island of St. Croix, he started to look particularly into the subject of slavery – a part of his own family history. Sample has been planning this project since 1995, and will bring his composition to the Berlin audience with the NDR Bigband (the Hamburg Radio Big Band), arranged by Jorg Achim Keller.

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Shakatak - Albums Collection 1982-1993 (4CD)
XLD/EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Disco | Time: 02:52:58

British crossover jazz, funk, and pop outfit Shakatak are a sophisticated ensemble who have enjoyed a long career. With a sound steeped in contemporary jazz and R&B, they found success with both instrumental albums and pop vocal productions. Formed in London in 1980, Shakatak originally featured keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell. The group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'." Collection includes: Invitations (1982); Down On The Street (1984); City Rhythm (1985); Street Level (1993).

Jean Luc Ponty - Storytelling (1989) {Columbia}

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Jean Luc Ponty - Storytelling (1989) {Columbia}

Jean Luc Ponty - Storytelling (1989) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

When this CD came out, it was violinist Jean-Luc Ponty's strongest in several years. Most of the originals have dense ensembles full of rhythmic patterns set by the keyboards for Ponty to play over. With the exception of "Chopin Prelude No. 20" (a violin improvisation in which the violinist is backed by just Clara Ponty's sober chordal piano), this date falls into the funky fusion area. The enthusiastic high energy playing, colorful solos (Ponty is in splendid form) and catchy melodies make this a very worthwhile session; Grover Washington (on soprano) and keyboardist Patrice Rushen make guest appearances.

Azteca - Azteca (1972)

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Azteca - Azteca (1972)

Azteca - Azteca (1972)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 294MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz Rock, Fusion

"Azteca was a Latin jazz-rock-fusion group formed in 1972, started by Coke Escovedo and his brother Pete Escovedo, who had just finished stints with Latin rock pioneering band Santana. Azteca was the first large-scale attempt to combine multiple musical elements in the context of a Latin orchestra setting, and featured horns, woodwinds, multiple keyboards, three vocalists, guitars, drums, and multiple Latin percussionists.

Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Larry Coryell - Shining Hour (1989) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb
Label: Savoy Jazz | # SVY 17281 | Time: 00:49:39 | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Larry Coryell will always be best known for arguably being the first fusion guitarist, but his career has been quite wide-ranging ever since the late '60s. On Shining Hour , he mostly sticks to jazz standards other than his own "Floyd Gets a Gig" and Brian Torff's "Apathy Rains." Several of the selections are identified with Miles Davis including "Nefertiti" and "The Sorcerer" but there are also hard swinging versions of "All the Things You Are" and "My Shining Hour." Coryell, whose playing works well in this (for him) rare setting although he is not really a boppish improviser, interacts with pianist Kenny Barron (who sometimes takes solo honors), bassist Buster Williams and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith.