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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.

Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)

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Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)

Kira Skov & Maria Faust - In the Beginning (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 255.30 Mb | 43:04 | Covers
Third Stream, Modern Creative, Crossover Jazz | Label: Stunt Records (STUCD 17012)

Bright Danish artist Kira Skov and resides in Copenhagen Estonian saxophonist Maria Faust is a vibrant creative energy and created a united süvateose "In the Beginning" for chorus and ensemble. The album included batsmen Skov Faust's fascination with music was when he heard the disc "Sacrum Facere." Artists mutual understanding born co - wrote Maria puhkpilliseaded Kira tracks, and soon came the idea of creating music together. Women created melodies plate together arranžeeringu did Maria and Kira wrote the words. Estonian folklore-inspired albums süüvis Faust creating even deeper koduimaisesse blueberries, reaching religious kaemusteni. The project was produced by Mark Howard, who has worked with such world celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2 and R.E.M.

Grover Washington Jr. - Anthology Of Grover Washington Jr. (1985) {Elektra} **[RE-UP]**

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Grover Washington Jr. - Anthology Of Grover Washington Jr. (1985) {Elektra} **[RE-UP]**

Grover Washington Jr. - Anthology Of Grover Washington Jr. (1985) {Elektra}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 345 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 137 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, smooth jazz soul

Anthology Of Grover Washington Jr. is a 1985 compilation by the late saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. It features many of the jazz radio hits he would take to the charts, but also includes his biggest hit of his career, "Just The Two Of Us", which featured Bill Withers on vocals.

The World Heritage - Icomos (2006) {Japan}

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The World Heritage - Icomos (2006) {Japan}

The World Heritage - Icomos (2006) {Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 542 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock / Experimental
Polystar Jazz Library / Magaibutsu Ltd. #MTCJ-3040

The World Heritage is a Japanese supergroup gathered and guided by master drummer Yoshida Tatsuya. The group is Kido Natsuki (Bondage Fruit) and Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) on guitar, Nasuno Mitsuri (Altered States) on bass, Katsui Yuji (Bondage Fruit, etc) on violin, and Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenjihyakkei, Korekyojinn, etc) on drums. Tatsuya, Mitsuri and Natsuki had previously played together as Korekyojinn, the mammoth power trio. This group performs mostly high-energy improvised rock with some jazzy tinges, as well as some pieces composed by Tatsuya…

Harold Mabern - To Love And Be Loved (2017)

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Harold Mabern - To Love And Be Loved (2017)

Harold Mabern - To Love And Be Loved (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 457 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Soul Jazz | Smoke Sessions Records #SSR-1706

Legendary composer, arranger, pianist, educator, and leader Harold Mabern returns with another Smoke Sessions recording, the engaging album “To Love and Be Loved”. He brings a sextet of exceptional musicians featuring the fabulous tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb of Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” fame, protean trumpet master Freddie Hendrix, and the facile double bassist Nat Reeves, with percussionist Cyro Baptista, in his only appearance, enlivening the song, “To Love and Be Loved”. Mixing up the musicians, Mabern uses quartet, quintet, and sextet sized configurations, and plus a mesmerizing solo piano performance…

Portico Quartet - Art in the Age of Automation (2017)

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Portico Quartet - Art in the Age of Automation (2017)

Portico Quartet - Art in the Age of Automation
Crossover Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 50:31 min | 301 MB
Label: Gondwana Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

"Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang". The Guardian ***** Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums, from their 2007 breakthrough 'Knee-Deep in the North Sea', and 2010 John Leckie produced 'Isla', to the self titled record 'Portico Quartet' in 2012.

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

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George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Fusion | Label: Epic | # EPC 477462 2 | Time: 00:46:18

Greatest Hits is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits ("Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby") plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.

John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (2017)

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John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (2017)

John Beasley - Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 350.12 Mb | 58:15 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Modern Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Mack Avenue (MAC1125)

If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ‘60s, you’d likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance. But behind the joyous dance that overtook the stage lay the societal struggles a jazz musician endured to present that 90 minutes of musical freedom – a tale of police harassment, systemic oppression and constant battles for equality. Fast forward to 2017 and composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley is using Monk’s spontaneous movements and experiences as the basis for conducting radically reconceived versions of the late composer’s music for his critically acclaimed big band project: MONK’estra.

VA - Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (1994)

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VA - Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (1994)

VA - Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (1994)
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 638 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 239 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 245 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Acid Jazz, Cool Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop | GRP Records #GRP 97942

Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool is one of the compilation albums from the Red Hot project. This fifth entry in the Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series was heralded as the "Album of the Year" by TIME upon its release in 1994 by GRP Records. The double disc — the second compact disc was included as a "Bonus" — features collaborations between renowned jazz performers and contemporary hip hop artists. The title refers to a 1961 jazz standard by Oliver Nelson, which is also covered on this album…

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)

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Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Par Media Music #ZZ-05GP0001860 | Unofficial Release

For close to two decades, the vibrant South African singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler has become so well known for his impassioned vocals that it's easy to take his formidable guitar talents for granted. Most of his recordings include a few light acoustic guitar instrumentals amid a gathering of more memorable vocals, but on the Jonathan collection – his debut for Rendezvous, an indie label co-owned by saxman Dave Koz – Butler reverses the trend, to pleasing effect. It's hardly surprising that, despite the likeable instrumentals, smooth jazz radio gravitated first to his robust cover of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," one of two songs featuring lead vocals…

Charnett Moffett - Music from Our Soul (2017)

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Charnett Moffett - Music from Our Soul (2017)

Charnett Moffett - Music from Our Soul (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 356.23 Mb | 01:00:52 | Cover
Post-Bop, Crossover Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Motema

Charnett Moffett is a virtuosic bassist who is equally skilled on acoustic and electric. The son of drummer Charles Moffett, Sr. and the younger brother of drummer Codaryl, singer Charisse, trumpeter Mondre, and tenor saxophonist Charles Jr. (all of whom have guested on his records), Charnett started on bass early and appeared at age eight on a family record in 1974 for LRS. He later studied at Juilliard and was in Wynton Marsalis' quintet when he was 16, playing with the trumpeter regularly during 1983-1985. Moffett, who appeared on 17 records before he turned 20, has worked with Tony Williams, Slide Hampton, Mulgrew Miller, Monty Alexander, Sonny Sharrock, Stanley Jordan, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, and Diane Reeves, among many others, and played regularly with Ornette Coleman during 1993-1995. Moffett has recorded regularly as a solo artist beginning with his 1987 Blue Note debut Beauty Within and followed up by Net Man.

Duke Robillard - Stomp! The Blues Tonight (2009) Repost

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Duke Robillard - Stomp! The Blues Tonight (2009) Repost

Duke Robillard - Stomp! The Blues Tonight (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 480 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 200 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jump Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Jazz Blues
Stony Plain Records #SPCD1342

Since joining the Stony Plain roster in 1993, Duke Robillard has released an average of one album per year with the Canadian roots and blues label, and his sixteenth is a little bit of a departure: where his previous efforts have focused mainly on jazz and blues, this one is a celebration of the jump blues and R&B of the '40s and '50s, and Robillard sounds just as natural and is clearly having just as good a time with this repertoire as he always has on his previous projects. Highlights include a wonderful jump blues instrumental arrangement of the traditional song "Frankie and Johnny"…

Russ Freeman - Drive (2002)

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Russ Freeman - Drive (2002)

Russ Freeman - Drive (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Guitar Jazz | Peak Records #PKD-8511-2

Since the Rippingtons do Russ Freeman's bidding, he hasn't found it necessary to do a full-fledged, regular solo album since he founded the group in 1986. (There have been duo albums with David Benoit and Craig Chaquico as well as a solo holiday record, however.) But listeners "started encouraging me to 'step out' more and to play more guitar," he writes in the liner notes to Drive, and "hence, this album," his first such release since 1985's Nocturnal Playground. That statement is the key to what distinguishes the disc from a Rippingtons album. Although Freeman has called upon a few guest musicians, with Chris Botti contributing muted trumpet work to "Soul Dance"…

Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}

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Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}

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}

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Us3 - Cantaloop (US promo CD5) (1993) {Blue Note}

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

"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.