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Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

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Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981)
6 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1744 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 642 Mb | Artwork > 764 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist…

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

Posted By: Designol
Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)

Marc Wagnon - Albums Collection 1988-2010 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Rock, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Time: 03:30:38

Collection includes 3 solo albums by percussionist and vibraphonist Marc Wagnon and also one collaboration with Mike Clark & Paul Jackson.

The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)

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The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)

The Link Quartet - Minimal Animal (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Label: Sound Flat | # SFR-CD-037 | Time: 00:54:45
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Funk Groove, Jazz-Rock

The legendary kings of hammondbeat, LINK QUARTET from Italy, have released six records, several singles, digital releases and appeared on numerous compilations and guest appearances since 1993 already. Now the jazzy, funky instrumental quartet around the virtuosic Paolo 'Apollo' Negri release yetanother fantastic record, this time on Sound Flat Records, that has a Mod/soul/jazz-feeling to it. 'Minimal Animal' is all LINK QUARTET-originals and all instrumentals with absolutely divine, mindblowing hammond-organ-soli, a jazzy beat, groovy guitars and catchy melodies. Incredibly cool, funky, danceable sounds (such as 'Black Bug') mixed with one or the other calmer song with laid-back jazzy wah-wah sounds and finally even groovy, ska/rocksteady-offbeat, hammond-driven songs like 'Peacock Steady' altogether combine into a well-rounded album from beginning to end.

Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976) {1997, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976) {1997, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976) {1997, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 325 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Covers Included | 00:45:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock | Sony Records #SRCS 9348

The most popular and successful lineup of Return to Forever – Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, and Al Di Meola – was coming off the Grammy-winning No Mystery when it recorded its third and final album, Romantic Warrior. It has been suggested that in employing a medieval album cover (drawn by Wilson McLean), using titles like "Medieval Overture" and "Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant," and occasionally playing in a baroque style, particularly in Clarke's "The Magician," Corea was responding to Rick Wakeman's successful string of albums on similar themes. Certainly, the music suggests that the musicians have been listening to Wakeman's band, Yes, among other progressive rock groups.

The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)

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The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)

The Link Quartet - 4 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb
Label: Hammondbeat | # HBR-013 | Time: 00:45:26 | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Funk-Rock, Fusion

After three mind-blowing funk-tastic rock albums and two US tours, The Link Quartet took a break which led organist extraordinaire Paolo 'Apollo' Negri toward two solo albums. They all agreed that The Link Quartet would rise again when the time was right, and that time is now! 4 is the culmination of everything Paolo and Hammondbeat have produced in the last few years, from vintage soul to their own unique brand of funk-jazz-rock, but squeezed into the raw, hyperactive, live-band genius of The Link Quartet. This is modern power-pop combined with R&B rock sensibility that separates 'written songs' from 'incomprehensible noise'. French soul lyrics, hard-rock guitar energy, jazz drummer work ethic, body rumbling bass, and blistering organ riffs all come together into a socially conscious 'power to the working man' party.

Walter Becker (Steely Dan) - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)

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Walter Becker (Steely Dan) - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)

Walter Becker - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Fusion | Label: Giant | # 74321 22609 2 | Time: 00:56:53

It's not surprising that Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker's debut solo album sounds like a Steely Dan record. What is a little surprising, though, is that, in his lead singing debut, he sounds so much like his erstwhile partner, Donald Fagen. Not that you'd mistake the two (Fagen projects more and is slightly grittier), but they sing in the same register with the same sly phrasing and the same accent. Other differences from the Dan are equally subtle: Becker adopts a sparer musical approach, for one thing, the missing element being the prominence of Fagen's keyboards (although Fagen does play on the record and co-produced it). Nothing gets in the way of Becker's voice, and he proves to be a less ornate lyricist than Fagen, restricting himself largely to tales of romantic dislocation. On the whole, this album sounds like what you'd expect – one half of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

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Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.77 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb | Scans included | 04:31:05
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: Geffen/Universal | UICY 93515-93521

Collection includes: Can't Buy A Thrill (1972); Countdown To Ecstasy (1973); Pretzel Logic (1974); Katy Lied (1975); The Royal Scam (1976); Aja (1977); Gaucho (1980).

Chicago - Chicago VI (1973) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Chicago - Chicago VI (1973) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Chicago - Chicago VI (1973) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Rock, Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock | XLD Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 49:37 | 361,29 Mb
Label: Rhino Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 76176 | Released: 2002-08-20 (1973-06-25)

"Chicago VI" is the 5th studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1973. It is the first album to feature percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, who would become a full-fledged member of the band for Chicago VIII. Chicago VI was another commercial success, spending five weeks at #1 in the US. The band would not chart in the UK at all until 1976's Chicago X. The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic. The original U.S. CD release (Columbia CK #32400) was mastered for CD by Joe Gastwirt. In 2002, Chicago VI was remastered and reissued by Rhino Records, with two bonus tracks: a Terry Kath demo called "Beyond All Our Sorrows", and a recording of Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone", taken from the 1973 TV special, Chicago in the Rockies.

Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014

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Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014

Brand X - Missing Period (1997) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Rock, Fusion | Label: Gonzo Multimedia | # HST184CD | Time: 00:50:38

Recorded before the release of the Brand X debut Unorthodox Behavior, these 1975-1976 recordings represent the earliest known preservations of the group's beginnings. These are quality recordings that include previously unavailable material. The shining talent and genius of this, the most important of Brit jazz-fusion groups, comes through brightly. Brand X has long been a "musicians' band" where the fretwork of John Goodsall, percussion of Phil Collins, keyboard techniques of Robert Lumley, and bass of Percy Jones inspire others to greater attainment. Still, no music degree is required to appreciate this invigorating, unforgettable music that still sounds remarkably fresh and forward thinking. Over 50 minutes of stunning exploration is contained in the original quintet's six never-before-heard songs. Even after 20 years, Brand X remains in its incipient form the final word in guitar-based progress jazz-rock.

Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Posted By: Designol
Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Santana - Santana III (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2158 | Time: 00:41:25
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Latin Rock, Jazz-Rock, Blues Rock

Santana is the third studio album by Santana. The band's second self-titled album, it is often referred to as III to distinguish it from the band's 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with an Outstretched Hand. It was the third and last album by the Woodstock-era lineup, and it was also considered by many to be the band's peak commercially and musically, as subsequent releases aimed towards more experimental jazz and Latin music.

Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999

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Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999

Michel Colombier - Michel Colombier (1979) Reissue 1999
featuring Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Airto Moreira
Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Ray Parker Jr, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine…

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock | Label: Anthology's | # ANT990808 | Time: 00:43:45

For several years, decades in fact, a lost gem issued originally not just in the US but in the UK as well (and our vinyl pressings were always much better than their US counterparts), on Chrysalis records who, for a while, had some very good material in this genre, for example the two Auracle albums (and wouldn't lots of us like to get those on CD). But finally it's now reappeared on CD and how very nice it is to be reacquainted with it in that format. Anyway, this album ~ his second, as far as I know ~ features a host of jazz luminaries of the day (Hancock, Erskine, Pastorius, Carlton, Ritenour, Gadd, etc.) and its only failing is its mildly raw upper registers, though thankfully there are no vocals to pollute the proceedings and Jaco Pastorius' electric bass work is of truly sterling calibre. On this album, if anywhere, you can hear why he was held in such very high esteem by his contemporaries.

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

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Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008) 4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LPs

Lard Free - Gilbert Artman's Lard Free Box Set (Complete Albums 1973-1977) (2008)
4CD Box Set, Japanese Remastered, Mini-LP sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 533 Mb | Scans included
Label: Captain Trip Records | # CTCDB-610/613 | Time: 02:35:37
Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock

With the possible exception of Richard Pinhas' Heldon, Gilbert Artman's Lard Free was probably the premier French progressive group of the '70s. The prolific Heldon might win in terms of amount of material, but the three near-perfect albums by Lard Free (despite the truly wretched band name) probably have them beat in terms of overall quality. Although Artman, a drummer who also dabbles in synthesizers and piano, called Lard Free a group, he was the only constant member; all three albums have different lineups. 1973's Lard Free consists of relatively short pieces with prominent piano and saxophone parts, and as such is the most jazz-oriented of the three. The following year's I'm Around About Midnight consists of three long pieces with much more synthesizer; at times, it sounds almost like early (pre-ambient) Tangerine Dream, or perhaps Clear Light, the French collective Artman and the then-current lineup of Lard Free occasionally worked with around this time. 1977's Lard Free III, also known as Spirale Malax, is Artman's best work, a pair of side-long experiments that combine space music, jazz, and King Crimson-style heavy progressive rock better than many groups (including King Crimson) could ever hope to manage.

Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Brand X - Studio Albums 1976-1980 (6CD)
Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 813 Mb | Scans included
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd/Virgin/Charisma | # VJCP-68782-68787 | Time: 04:27:33
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Art Rock, Prog-Rock

Brand X was a jazz fusion band active 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included Phil Collins (drums), Percy Jones (bass), John Goodsall (guitar) and Robin Lumley (keyboards). In 1992, original members Goodsall and Jones formed a new trio version of Brand X, with drummer Frank Katz.

B.B. Blunder - Workers' Playtime (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1971/2022)

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B.B. Blunder - Workers' Playtime (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1971/2022)

B.B. Blunder - Workers' Playtime (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1971/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 603 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 243 MB
1:45:21 | Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

Newly remastered and expanded edition of the 1971 album ‘Workers’ Playtime’ by BB Blunder.
Following the demise of the legendary Blossom Toes in December ’69, guitarist Brian Godding and bassist Brian Belshaw backed vocalist Julie Driscoll at two London concerts in early 1970, along with drummer Barry Jenkins. The second of these concerts took place at The Roundhouse on 27th February 1970. A highlight of the performance was a rendition of Godding’s rousing composition ‘New Day’, a song recorded by Blossom Toes but sadly not released.

Jeff Beck - Wired (1976) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

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Jeff Beck - Wired (1976) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

Jeff Beck - Wired (1976) Remastered 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:19
Guitar Virtuoso, Jazz-Rock, Jazz Fusion | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 081 SA

Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tape. Recorded in 1976 with the legendary George Martin as producer (The Beatles), both reprise their magic from Beck's Blow By Blow with an awesome array of jazz-rock-funk fusion, which is often sited as one of this genres finest recordings. This time for the eight incredible tracks, Jeff brings back the great Max Middleton on keys and Richard Bailey on drums, as well as new additions and future mainstay keyboardist Jan Hammer and the power drums of Michael Narada Walden, plus bassist Wilbur Bascomb. With legendary tracks such as Charles Mingus's "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," and Jan Hammer's "Blue Wind," Wired soon became a radio and retail staple which has truly endured and stood the test of time. Rightfully so, this album continues to inspire and influence a whole new generation of guitar players and music lovers worldwide.