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Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer]

Posted By: Designol
Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015, Audio CD Layer]

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:36
Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2148

Since it's billed as "Directions in Music by Miles Davis," it should come as little surprise that Filles de Kilimanjaro is the beginning of a new phase for Miles, the place that he begins to dive headfirst into jazz-rock fusion. It also happens to be the swan song for his second classic quintet, arguably the finest collective of musicians he ever worked with, and what makes this album so fascinating is that it's possible to hear the breaking point – though his quintet all followed him into fusion (three of his supporting players were on In a Silent Way), it's possible to hear them all break with the conventional notions of what constituted even adventurous jazz, turning into something new. According to Miles, the change in "direction" was as much inspired by a desire to return to something earthy and bluesy as it was to find new musical territory, and Filles de Kilimanjaro bears him out.

Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)

Posted By: Designol
Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)

Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46855-2 | 01:09:10

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass".

VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)

VA - The Wrecking Crew (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 505 MB
3:39:41 | Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz | Label: Rockbeat Records

They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and 70s. From Be My Baby to California Girls Strangers in the Night to Mrs. Robinson You've Lost that Lovin Feelin to Up, Up and Away and from Viva Las Vegas to Mr. Tambourine Man the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Six years in a row in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for Record of the Year went to Wrecking Crew member recordings. The talents of this group of first call players were used on almost every style of recording including television theme songs, film scores, advertising jingles and almost every genre of American popular music, from the Monkees to Bing Crosby. Notable artists employing the Wrecking Crew's talents included Nancy Sinatra, Bobby Vee, the Partridge Family, David Cassidy, Jan & Dean, the Mamas & the Papas, the 5th Dimension, the Association, the Carpenters, Glen Campbell, Cher, John Denver, the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grass Roots and Nat King Cole.

Nduduzo Makhathini - In The Spirit Of Ntu (2022)

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Nduduzo Makhathini - In The Spirit Of Ntu (2022)

Nduduzo Makhathini - In The Spirit Of Ntu (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:08:16 | 378 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

On his milestone tenth studio album, In the Spirit of Ntu, the visionary South African pianist, composer, improviser, and healer Nduduzo Makhathini condenses the thematic, sonic, and conceptual notions explored over his catalog into a layered yet accessible 10-track album. In addition to Makhathini's influences such as John Coltrane, Bheki Mseleku, McCoy Tyner and Abdullah Ibrahim, In The Spirit of Ntu pulls his most foundational cultural Influences into a space where the sounds of the South African landscape are placed at the center of the nation's evolving jazz songbook. In the Spirit of Ntu is Makhathini’s second album to be released on Blue Note Records in partnership with Universal Music Group Africa, and the very first release on the newly formed imprint Blue Note Africa.

VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)

VA - The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe (2007)
FLAC (tracks) - 782 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 322 MB
2:18:22 | Jazz | Label: Denon Records

The Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in the Universe is a double-disc, 24-track collection containing previously released material, mainly standards, including "My Funny Valentine" by Morgana King, "My Romance" by Houston Person, "It Could Happen to You" by Kenny Burrell, and "It's Magic" by Sonny Stitt.

The Neville Brothers - A Family Affair: A History Of The Neville Brothers (1996) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
The Neville Brothers - A Family Affair: A History Of The Neville Brothers (1996) 2CDs

The Neville Brothers - A Family Affair: A History Of The Neville Brothers (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 572 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 345 Mb | Scans ~ 221 Mb
Label: Charly Records | # CPCD 8248-2 | Time: 02:30:47
Funk, Soul, New Orleans R&B, Jazz-Funk

The first family of New Orleans had crossed paths countless times, but banded together in the '70s to play a smooth mix of R&B, jazz, and blues.

Raul Midón - The Mirror (2020)

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Raul Midón - The Mirror (2020)

Raul Midón - The Mirror (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 76 Mb | 00:30:12
Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening | Label: Mack Avenue Records, Artistry Music

The Mirror finds Raul Midón breaking new ground for himself, including two entrancing solo spoken-word pieces (“If I Could See” and “One Day Without War”). The album also features studio meetings with such veteran jazz colorists as vibraphonist Joe Locke (“A Certain Café”), as well as a songwriting collaboration with top pianist Gerald Clayton, “Deep Dry Ocean.” Another highlight is the road-weary jazz ballad “Cold Cuts and Coffee,” while title track “The Mirror” beguiles with its easy tropical groove, lyrical sophistication and Midón’s flowing electric guitar. As National Public Radio set the stage before his captivating edition of its “Tiny Desk Concert” broadcast: “Raul Midón lives in a world of sound.

Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)

Posted By: popsakov
Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)

Eric Clapton - Clapton (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues, Jazz | Reprise Records #525325-2

Clapton is Eric Clapton’s first solo album in five years, but he hardly spent the back half of the 2000s in seclusion. After 2005’s Back Home, he went on a journey through the past, writing a 2007 autobiography – also titled Clapton, although that’s the only connection they shared – mending fences with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker for a brief Cream reunion, establishing a lasting connection with his old Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood, and recording a duet album with his ‘70s inspiration JJ Cale. This embrace of history isn’t directly heard on Clapton but it’s certainly felt, extending to how EC relies on old tunes – blues and country, but also pop and R&B – for the bulk of this 14-track album.

Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (2022)

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Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (2022)

Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 518 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 194 Mb | 01:24:25
Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Craft Recordings

Continuing Contemporary Records’ 70th anniversary celebration, Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of the new box set, Ornette Coleman – Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums : 2-LP, 2-CD and digital formats out March 25. The sets feature two seminal releases, 1958’s Something Else!!!! The Music of Ornette Coleman and 1959’s Tomorrow Is the Question! The New Music of Ornette Coleman. These albums transformed an unknown jazz visionary from the hinterlands into the talk of the New York scene.

Jo Berger Myhre - Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2021)

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Jo Berger Myhre - Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2021)

Jo Berger Myhre - Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 161 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:07
Contemporary Jazz, Ambient | Label: RareNoise Records

Myhre makes his solo debut with the release of the captivating and mysterious Unheimlich Manoeuvre. The title is an obvious play on the life-saving technique, though whether the added negation makes the threatening or simply subverted remains ambiguous. More to the point, the English translation of unheimlich is “uncanny” or “eerie” – an apt descriptor for the sounds that Myhre creates. To borrow a phrase from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Myhre conjures aural landscapes that suggest “a place both wonderful and strange,” stunning in their beauty with something alluringly unsettling lurking just underneath.

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

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Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 361 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 156 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, R&B, Blues, Pop | Concord Records / Hear Music #CDD-2248-2

Genius Loves Company is the final studio album by rhythm and blues and soul musician Ray Charles, posthumously released August 31, 2004 on Concord Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between June 2003 and March 2004. The album consists of rhythm and blues, soul, country, blues, jazz and pop standards performed by Charles and several guest musicians, such as Natalie Cole, Elton John, James Taylor, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. Genius Loves Company was the last album recorded and completed by Charles before his death in June 2004.

Maynard Ferguson - The Roulette Collection (2022)

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Maynard Ferguson - The Roulette Collection (2022)

Maynard Ferguson - The Roulette Collection (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 4:52:56 | 669 Mb / 1,6 Gb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Enlightenment

Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Maynard Ferguson, came to prominence in Stan Kenton's orchestra before forming his own big band in 1957. He was noted for his groups, which often served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent, his versatility on several instruments, and his ability to play in a high register. This new 4CD collection brings together the finest of these releases, and contains eight remastered albums from the golden years of Maynard Ferguson’s career. Serving equally well as a starting point for those new to this maverick musician’s work, and as a welcome reminder for those already well versed, this collection will delight every jazz fan who cares to listen.

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)

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David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)

David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit - 2 In Love (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Label: Concord Jazz | # CRE 37135-02 | Time: 00:39:21
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz

On his 35th album as a leader, pianist and composer David Benoit changed up his game. Remarkably, 2 in Love is the very first time in his long career that he's worked with a vocalist on an entire album. His chosen collaborator is Jane Monheit, one of the most celebrated mainstream jazz singers. All but one of these ten songs are originals co-written with three different lyricists: Lorraine Feather, Mark Winkler, and Spencer Day. Produced by the pianist, 2 in Love was cut live in the studio – a daunting prospect for most contemporary vocalists. But Monheit is no ordinary singer. Check her delivery on the knotty, Latin-tinged opener "Barcelona Nights." She glides through the changes and imbues her canny phrasing with just a hint of samba, with each articulated syllable entrenched in the song's groove. The sultry passion in her utterance is complemented beautifully by Pat Kelly's nylon-string guitar in the bridge. The title track is a swinging bossa with charging piano and hand percussion. Monheit has demonstrated throughout her career that her grasp on the form is both expert and soulful.

Tom Waits - Blood Money (2002) [Reissue 2018]

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Tom Waits - Blood Money (2002) [Reissue 2018]

Tom Waits - Blood Money (2002) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ANTI (86629-2)

Tom Waits has said: "I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth." When it comes to the material on Blood Money, I don't know if I can call Waits' mouth pretty, but he certainly offers plenty of bad news in a very attractive, compelling way. Released simultaneously with Alice, a recording of songs written in 1990, Blood Money is a set of 13 songs written by Waits and Kathleen Brennan in collaboration with dramatist Robert Wilson. The project was a loose adaptation of the play Woyzeck, originally written by German poet Georg Buchner in 1837. The play was inspired by the true story of a German soldier who was driven mad by bizarre army medical experiments and infidelity, which led him to murder his lover - cheery stuff, to be sure…

Bud Shank - This Bud's For You (1985) [Reissue 1999]

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Bud Shank - This Bud's For You (1985) [Reissue 1999]

Bud Shank - This Bud's For You (1985) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 79 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32164)

Originally known as a cool-toned altoist and occasional flutist, Bud Shank's playing from this recording forward surprised many listeners. There was a forcefulness and a passion to his alto solos (he had given up the flute) that had not been heard that much from him previously. Assisted by pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Al Foster, Shank rips into five bop standards, his own "Cotton Blossom," and Walter Norris' "Space Maker" with plenty of intensity, stretching himself and inspiring his sidemen.