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Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

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Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 376 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, jazz, reggae, dancehall

Hand On The Torch is the 1993 debut album by Us3, a project created by Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson. They had a hit with the song "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" and a minor hit with "Tukka Yoot's Riddim", plus non-hits "I Got It Goin' On" and "Eleven Long Years". This was released by Blue Note.

Us3 - Cantaloop (US promo CD5) (1993) {Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

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Us3 - Cantaloop (US promo CD5) (1993) {Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

Us3 - Cantaloop (US promo CD5) (1993) {Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 141 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 52 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, crossover jazz

"Cantaloop" is the 1993 debut single by Us3. The song was a surprise hit of various jazz samples layered in a hip-hop manner, featuring rapper Rahsaan. This was released by Blue Note Records.

Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997) [Re-Up]

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Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997) [Re-Up]

Tommy Emmanuel - Midnight Drive (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony/Higher Octave Music | # HOMECD 7096 | Time: 00:40:55
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Instrumental Pop/Rock

Though he has shown a mastery and affinity for both electric and acoustic axes, Tommy Emmanuel's Higher Octave debut, Midnight Drive, finds him focusing almost exclusively on warm yet frequently aggressive acoustic melodies, complemented here and there by the raw, plugged-in energy of Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. The overall mix is the kind that smooth jazz lovers find easy to swallow, but offers more bite and adventure than most like-minded releases in the genre. Smooth jazz radio may find an easy mark with a laid-back take of Sting's "Fields of Gold," but Emmanuel's other tracks dig deeper, showing off a stylistic chameleon drawing from the many phases of his career. His soft pop side comes out on power ballads "No More Goodbyes" and "Stay Close to Me," the latter reminding us why guest saxman Warren Hill's biggest hit to date was called "The Passion Theme." Emmanuel's more aggressive blues-rock side (honed no doubt by a few years in the progressive mid-'80s ensemble Dragon) emerges with Carlton's help on "Can't Get Enough." The striking contrast between the pastoral, folksy roads of "Drivetime" and the disc's best track, "Villa de Martin" best reflects the gamut of Emmanuel's approaches.

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

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George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # 0602498843536 | 00:59:31

Recorded live at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland, in 2000, these ten tracks are pleasant re-workings of guitarist and vocalist George Benson's jazz-pop hits of the '70s. To his credit, Benson isn't just a human jukebox re-creating well-known songs and sidestepping any spontaneity that derives from a live performance. For instance, his band, which includes keyboardist Joe Sample, gets to stretch out a bit, showing off their improvisational skills on "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," and particularly on Sample's "Deeper Than You Think." Alongside his seven-member group, Benson employs the BBC Big Band and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra who provide a real lushness that enhances the music instead of utilizing the cheesy synthesizer strings that often marred some of his work in the '80s and '90s. Fans of Benson's early sessions for Columbia or A&M may not rush out to purchase this, but those who favor Breezin' will find some pleasant moments here.

U-Nam - Unanimity (2009)

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U-Nam - Unanimity (2009)

U-Nam - Unanimity (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 617 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 243 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Soul | Trippin'N'Rhythm Records #TNR34

Fiery French guitarist U-Nam (Emmanuel Abiteboul), who now calls L.A. home, makes his triumphant return with a celebrated collection of tunes that showcase the true breadth of his guitar prowess. His mastery of the instrument is Un deniable. Unanimity is a fresh mix of Neo-Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop and R&B, and showcases the many sides of the man who owned the radio charts in late 07 with his top 5 dynamic read of the jazz classic Street Life , breathing new life into a track that had all but been forgotten. From the super funk laced offering Funk 4 U-nity , the George Benson-esque My Heart & Soul to the all out buckle U-rself in, four-on-the-floor jam Soul-ism, U offers a little somethin for everyone and should aptly wet the whistle of his growing legion of U.S. fans.

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

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The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009

The Crusaders - Images (1978) Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Verve | # 0602517995710 | Time: 00:39:44

Possessing not the greatest album sleeve in history - "Images" was nonetheless a bit of a Jazz-Funk peach. Produced by "Stix" Hooper, Wilton Felder & Joe Sample for "Crusader Productions, Inc." and mastered by long-standing expert Bernie Grundman, it followed so much of their Seventies output - really well-produced instrumental funky tracks followed by mellow ones that filled both the floor and the heart at one and the same time. Remastered from the original tapes by KEVIN REEVES at Universal Mastering in the States, it now sounds FABULOUS - really clear and defined - and virtually hiss-free. After a whole decade and umpteen albums of their particular type of funk & jazz, the same team that handled "Images" would finally hit paydirt a year later in 1979 with the global smash of "Street Life" and make Randy Crawford a star.

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

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The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)

The Jazz Crusaders - Happy Again (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Sin-Drome | # 99.5032.2 | 01:05:54

When trombonist/producer Wayne Henderson, pianist/keyboardist Joe Sample, sax-man Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper changed their name from the Jazz Crusaders to the Crusaders back in 1971, it signaled a more R&B-minded direction for the group – they were always funky, but in the '70s, they became even funkier. And so, the names the Crusaders and the Jazz Crusaders came to stand for two different things – if the Jazz Crusaders were synonymous with a funky yet acoustic-oriented approach to hard bop (à la Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), the Crusaders were about electric-oriented jazz-funk and fusion. In 1995, Henderson (who left the Crusaders in 1975) resurrected the name the Jazz Crusaders and produced Happy Again for the small, Los Angeles-based Sin-drome Records.

Dave Grusin - Night-Lines (1984)

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Dave Grusin - Night-Lines (1984)

Dave Grusin - Night-Lines (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 294 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Soul
GRP Records #GRP-D-9504

Night-Lines is an album by American pianist Dave Grusin released in 1984, recorded for the GRP label. The album reached #4 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. The album's cover is from the November 1983 issue of Electronic Fun with Computers & Games.

The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997

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The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997

The Crusaders - Scratch (1974) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: MCA | # MCAD-37072 | 00:40:24

Recorded live at the Roxy, Scratch was one of the Crusaders' best recordings, an extravaganza of jazz and funk with great soloing from the group on top of a set of excellent grooves. From the loose-limbed funk of "Scratch" to a restless, understated version of their live standard "Eleanor Rigby" (which they'd been performing live for over six years), the Crusaders displayed a command of R&B forms in a jazz context. Another cover, Carole King's "So Far Away," is betrayed by a muddy '70s arrangement and sound, but nothing else here fails to illustrate the excellence of the best R&B group in the jazz world.

David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003) Re-Up

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David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003) Re-Up

David Sanborn - Promise Me The Moon (1977/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Fusion, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Wounded Bird Records #WOU 3051

David Sanborn's third album as a leader has him steering away from the N.Y.C. neo-bop, skunk funk, Seventh Avenue style he helped co-found with the Brecker Brothers band. That it is recorded in Miami speaks volumes about the sunny attitude and less jazz-oriented music he is fomenting. Guitarist/vocalist Hiram Bullock and emerging electric bass guitar star Mark Egan have something to do with this, but the extraordinary drummer Victor Lewis is the one who gives this music an R&B heft while also adding Latin flavors, like boogaloo on growth hormones. Keyboardist Rosalinda DeLeon, percussionist Jumma Santos, and four female vocalists help with the sexy Afro-Caribbean underpinning, while Sanborn plays his trusty St. Louis soul vibrato-drenched alto sax, and also experiments with sopranino sax and the lyricon.

U-Nam - Surface Level (2016)

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U-Nam - Surface Level (2016)

U-Nam - Surface Level (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 571 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 232 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Soul | Skytown Records #STR006

Billboard Chart-Topper Jazz Artist U-Nam is back with a brand new album “Surface Level”. U-Nam says: "I’m very excited about this new album and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it and recording it. The album has a mix of everything I love, Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul and a little bit of new influences. I had the help of my usual team and friends on this album, plus some new faces: Shannon Kennedy (Sax,Flute), Dwayne “Smitty” Smith (Bass), Denis Benarrosh (Percussion), Ramon Yslas (Percussion), Fran Merante (Drums), JFly (Drums), Bill Steinway (Piano), Christian Martinez (Trumpet), Maria Grig (Violin & Alto), Raymond Gimenes (Strings Arrangement), Kim Chandler (vocals) & Tim Owens (Vocals), but as well my very good friend Bob Baldwin, and my new “Protégé” and Skytown Records new artist Valeriy Stepanov."

Hiroshima - Providence (1992)

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Hiroshima - Providence (1992)

Hiroshima - Providence (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 356 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: EPIC Records | Catalog Number: EK 46232

Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates traditional Japanese instruments into their musical blend and has generally been both commercial and creative within its genre. Hiroshima's founding members are keyboardist Dan Kuramoto (who also played shakuhachi), June Okida Kuramoto on koto (a key part of the group's sound), Johnny Mori on taiko drums, and Danny Yamamoto on drums, percussion, and taiko.

George Benson - That's Right (1996)

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George Benson - That's Right (1996)

George Benson - That's Right (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans ~ 108 Mb | 00:49:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul | GRP Records #GRD-9823

George Benson may have changed labels with That's Right, but he didn't change his approach. Like his other '90s albums, That's Right is jazz-inflected quiet-storm soul. It's quietly funky and always grooving, whether he's playing a light uptempo number or a silky ballad. As always, Benson's tone is smooth and supple – it's a pleasure to hear him play, even if the material he has selected doesn't always showcase his ample skills. In fact, the unevenness in material is the very thing that keeps That's Right from being on par with Benson's early '80s contemporary soul records. Although the sound is right, and Benson's heart is clearly in it, he just doesn't have quite enough memorable melodies to make the album thoroughly engaging. Still, the joy that is readily apparent within his performance makes That's Right a worthy acquisition for fans of Benson's latter-day recordings.

Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61716 | Time: 00:41:31

By Three, Bob James – the pianist, composer, and arranger – was deep into jazz-funk. The five tracks here reflect his obsession with hard, danceable grooves that take as much from the soul-jazz book as they do his years with CTI. Using many of the same session players he bonded with at his former label – including Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken, Hubert Laws, Will Lee, and Harvey Mason – and a large host of stellar horn players (among them Lew Soloff and Jon Faddis), James offers five selections of simple but fun jazz-pop.

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Live! (1972) {1994 Columbia Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

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Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Live! (1972) {1994 Columbia Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Live! (1972) {1994 Columbia Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 318 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: Latin rock, acid rock, jazz rock, soul

Live! is a 1972 live album by Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles. It was recorded on New Year's Day in 1972 inside of a dormant volcano, Diamond Head in Honolulu as part of a music festival. The performance was not Santana the band but Carlos Santana with a few members of Santana and some friends from the Bay Area (Neal Schon, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Errico, and Michael Carabello) plus drummer/singer Buddy Miles, simply having a vacation and taking a break. Consider this Santana's crossroad before entering his jazz fusion phase. This Columbia Legacy CD was released on 6 September, 1994.