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Steve Eliovson - Dawn Dance (1981)

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Steve Eliovson - Dawn Dance (1981)

Steve Eliovson - Dawn Dance (1981)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM 1198, 829 375-2 | Time: 00:43:10
Acoustic Guitar Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

This album is something of a legend in the annals of ECM lore, as it was the only ever recorded by the fantastically talented Steve Eliovson. With Collin Walcott on percussion for support, the since unheard-from guitarist carves lasting impressions that can now be thankfully heard on CD. The experience begins in “Venice” (as in California), where the guitar speaks with tabla like two continents connected by tectonic plates beneath an ocean. Eliovson’s sonorities are pristine, especially in “Earth End” and in “Slow Jazz,” where the precision of finger placement and the occasional bent note add a soulful turn of phrase. The album’s portal is “Awakening,” a submarine communion of gongs that closes one door while opening another. The title track is buoyed by a glimmering triangle and arpeggios from an internal guitar, while the external speaks in tongues with the various percussive accents that flit in and out of its view.

Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)

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Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)

Joyce Cooling - Keeping Cool (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Heads Up (HUCD 3053)

This slick electric guitarist seemed to come out of nowhere in 1997, becoming The Gavin Report's artist of the year based on the enormous reception of her radio smash "South of Market" and her Heads Up debut Playing It Cool (pun intended). In reality, she had been (and still is) one of the Bay Area's premier club and festival performers, trading off between straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and the funky, lighthearted kind of perfection we find on her even better follow-up (pun still intended and not quite yet wearing thin). Her precise, crisp, and relaxed style serves melodies that are instantly catchy throughout; she and her keyboardist/partner have emerged from years of playing more free-form music in clubs and have the smooth jazz hook thing down pat. What makes this so much more fun than the average genre guitar release are the varied trappings that reflect a myriad of influences…

The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)

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The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)

The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 284 Mb | Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Guitar Jazz | Arbors Records #ARCD 19209

Father and son duos are relatively rare in jazz but there's no generation gap apparent between Bucky and John Pizzarelli. The two have made a number of strong LPs and CDs together (and individually as well), although it is tough to lavish sufficient praise on this duo-guitar date, played primarily on seven-string electric guitars. Each man adapts equally well, whether in the lead, providing rhythmic support for the other, or matching his partner's lyricism while playing the head of a song. An invigorating "Three Little Words" introduces the two masterful guitarists with a flourish, followed by a lightly swinging take of "Jersey Bounce," the bluesy "Two Funky People," and the strutting acoustic duet "Test Pilot."

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.

Lee Ritenour - Rit/2 (1982) [2014, Japan] {24-bit Digitally Remastered}

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Lee Ritenour - Rit/2 (1982) [2014, Japan] {24-bit Digitally Remastered}

Lee Ritenour - Rit/2 (1982) [2014, Japan] {24-bit Digitally Remastered}
Jazz, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:14 | 403,74 Mb
Label: Elektra/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-28053 | Released: 2014-07-23 (1982)

Released in 1982 "Rit/2" made the Top 5 in the jazz charts, and stayed on the Billboard chart for 14 weeks, "Cross My Heart" was the debut single from the album that featured vocals by Eric Tagg, who is also prominent on "Rit". "Rit" and "Rit/2" were the only albums Ritenour was to record for Elektra, as he moved to Dave Grusin's GRP label where he picked up a Grammy award for an album he released with Dave Grusin titled "Harlequin".

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

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Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Steve Oliver - Albums Collection 1999-2016 (10CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 08:41:14
DVD5 | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 01:26:12 | ~ 3.6 Gb
Guitar Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Pop/Rock | Scans included

Playing sideman to Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Gato Barbieri, the Neville Brothers, and many others introduced guitarist/vocalist Steve Oliver to smooth jazz fans, but it was with Steve Reid's band that Oliver found a following. It was 1996 when Reid contacted Oliver at the last minute to fill in for a canceled opening act. Oliver hit the stage as a solo act and Reid was impressed with the guitarist's vocalese skills and summery sound. Oliver had come to vocalese not through King Pleasure or Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, but through Bobby McFerrin and Pat Metheny's work with Richard Bona and David Blamires, who sang along with guitar solos. Being a fan of the earthy Metheny sound, Reid hired Oliver after the gig and featured him in his touring band. Reid's Mysteries and Passion in Paradise albums featured Oliver not only as guitarist but songwriter as well. Oliver struck out on his own in 1999 with his debut, First View, released by Night Vision. The album spawned three hit singles on smooth jazz radio and earned the guitarist a Debut Artist of the Year award from Smooth Jazz News.

John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley - Parables (2021)

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John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley - Parables (2021)

John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage & Gyan Riley - Parables (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | Covers included | 00:40:14
Guitar Jazz | Label: Tzadik Records

This newest CD of Zorn compositions performed by the remarkable all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley is inspired by the ancient tradition of story telling as spiritual lesson. Drawing upon Sufic, Hebrew and secular traditions, Parables is a unique collection of compositional miniatures blending folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more. Featuring seductive moods, driving rhythms and thought provoking twists and turns, this is a charming and adventurous program of music performed by three of the most distinctive guitarists around.

The Larry Coryell Organ Trio - Impressions: The New York Sessions (2008)

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The Larry Coryell Organ Trio - Impressions: The New York Sessions (2008)

The Larry Coryell Organ Trio - Impressions: The New York Sessions (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 147 Mb | 00:55:53
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Hammond B3 | Label: Chesky | # SACD337

This smoking organ trio recording is a first for guitarist Larry Coryell and a return to his roots. With the innovative young Hammond B-3 organist Sam Yahel and the versatile, reliably swinging drummer Paul Wertico, the guitar great breathes new life into six familiar jazz pieces, such as "Impressions", "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Embraceable You" while also showcasing his inimitable fleet-fingered facility on three original compositions.

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # 823 342-2 | Time: 00:49:58

First Circle is a Grammy Award winning album by Pat Metheny Group released in 1984. On the album Pat Metheny is joined by Lyle Mays on piano and keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, drummer Paul Wertico and vocalist and percussionist Pedro Aznar. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1985. Pat Metheny has remarked that this is an important album in the Group's history for a number of reasons, among them being that the Group's core lineup on the album remained unchanged for over 15 years and it was the final Group album released on the ECM record label.

Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

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Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France
- The Ultimate Collection (2008) 2 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 354 Mb | Scans included
Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD251 | Time: 02:22:45
Early Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli hold unique places in the history of jazz music. As the mainstays of the Quintet of The Hot Club Of France, they are the first European musicians to directly influence what was in their heyday a completely American-based genre. The tracks on this compilation have been digitally re-mastered and feature all their biggest tunes.

Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia - Friday Night in San Francisco (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Label: Philips/Phonogram | # 800 047-2 | Time: 00:40:44
Flamenco, Jazz Fusion, Guitar Jazz

Loose and spontaneous, this (mainly) live album is a meeting of three of the greatest guitarists in the world for an acoustic summit the likes of which the guitar-playing community rarely sees. Broken up into three duo and two trio performances, Friday Night in San Francisco catches all three players at the peaks of their quite formidable powers.

Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue

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Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue

Jim Hall - …Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Label: Milestone/Original Jazz Classics | # OJCCD-649-2 (M-9037)
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Time: 00:39:44

Although the rhythm section was more "modern" than he usually used (keyboardist Benny Aronov, bassist Malcolm Cecil, and Airto Moreira on drums and percussion), guitarist Jim Hall (who always had a harmonically advanced style anyway) has little difficulty adapting to the fresh setting. Highlights of the well-rounded CD reissue include Hall's "Simple Samba," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," an unaccompanied "I Should Care," and Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz".

Oscar Aleman - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD

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Oscar Aleman - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD

Oscar Alemán - Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 485 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans included
Guitar Jazz, Swing | Label: Acoustic Disc | # ACD-29 | Time: 02:25:02

Oscar Alemán is one of the great unknown talents in jazz history. A brilliant guitarist who sounded very close to Django Reinhardt at times, Alemán was overshadowed in Europe by Reinhardt in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of his career in his native Argentina, remaining well known only in that country. This 1998 double CD from Dave Grisman's Acoustic Disc label has highlights from Alemán's career, including the eight selections he recorded during his three European sessions of 1938-1939, plus music from 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Although the settings varied (including a sextet with violinist Svend Asmussen, a nonet, and two unaccompanied guitar solos), Alemán's basic swing style stayed the same, retaining its enthusiasm and creativity and remaining unaffected by bop. Sticking throughout to acoustic guitar and taking an occasional good-time vocal, Alemán is heard in peak form. He deserves to be much better known. A definitive two-fer from a major talent.

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.

Les Paul and His Trio - Crazy Rhythm (2005)

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Les Paul and His Trio - Crazy Rhythm (2005)

Les Paul and His Trio - Crazy Rhythm (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Varese Sarabande | # 302 066 672 2 | Time: 00:46:04
Genre: Swing, Guitar Jazz, Traditional Pop

It's virtually impossible to imagine modern music without the contributions of Les Paul. Not only was he a brilliant jazz guitarist with no fear of pop or country, he literally laid the framework for how a good electric guitar should be made when he designed his famous Les Paul model for Gibson Guitars. Add in the fact that he single-handedly invented multi-track recording with the release of "Lover" in 1948, and his influence is pervasive, if not always acknowledged, even in today's 21st century hip-hop world. This delightful collection brings together rare 16" radio transcription discs Paul did in 1944 and 1945, shortly after he was discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Although billed as a trio, the band here is really a quartet, with Paul on lead guitar, Cal Gooden, Jr. on rhythm guitar, Clint Nordquist on upright bass, and probably Bob Armstrong on piano (Paul used several piano players during this time period, but Armstrong is the most likely candidate for these sessions).