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Jeremy Steig - Something Else (1989) {LRC}

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Jeremy Steig - Something Else (1989) {LRC}

Jeremy Steig - Something Else (1989) {LRC}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 331MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

One of the early pioneers of fusion, flutist Jeremy Steig often gets a bit overlooked in jazz history books because he did not record much for major labels. This particular CD reissue, which was originally titled "Fusion," is an excellent showcase for this artist, who is heard on the regular flute, an alto flute, a bass flute, and a piccolo. He is joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Gene Perla (replaced by Eddie Gomez on two numbers), and drummer/percussionist Don Alias. They perform 12 diverse Steig originals (some of which were co-written with Hammer) and one tune by the keyboardist, music that straddle the boundaries between early fusion, post-bop, blues, and swinging jazz. Steig is heard throughout in prime form on this somewhat scarce budget release of material originally cut for the Groove Merchant label.

George Duke - Liberated Fantasies (1976) {MPS}

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George Duke - Liberated Fantasies (1976) {MPS}

George Duke - Liberated Fantasies (1976) {MPS}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 254MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Liberated Fantasies is the eighth studio album by American keyboardist George Duke. It was recorded and mixed by Kerry McNabb at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, California in 1976 and released through MPS Records, making it Duke's seventh and final album for the label. The album features contributions from Alphonso Johnson and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler with guest appearances from several musicians, including vocalist Napoleon Murphy Brock, guitarist Daryl Stuermer, percussionists Airto Moreira and Emil Richards. The closing album in this MPS box set continues George Duke’s tendency to couple his fusion world with accessible R&B songs. Once again he shows a discernable vocal development. In Tryin’ And Cryin the Californian together with rock singer Napoleon Brock overlay multiple vocal tracks.

Vincent Peirani - Living Being (2015) {ACT}

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Vincent Peirani - Living Being (2015) {ACT}

Vincent Peirani - Living Being (2015) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 327MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, French Jazz

Accordionist Vincent Peirani is the new voice of his instrument. In rapid succession he has won the Prix Django d’Or and the Victoires du Jazz in France and was elected “Artist of the Year” by the French “Jazz Magazine”. In Germany he just won the ECHO Jazz award. After purely acoustic projects to date, “Living Being” is a creation of what one might call Peirani’s “Electric Band”. In addition to his sheer inexhaustible versatility and unbounded musicality, the album also reflects most of all the varying influences of his band members: Emile Parisien, again shines as a virtuoso of modern jazz; Julien Herne comes from the R’n’B and hip-hop scene; Yoann Serra is just as at home in the jazz tradition as he is in electronic music; and Tony Paeleman has his roots in the French pop scene.

Lee Ritenour - Earth Run (1986) {GRP}

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Lee Ritenour - Earth Run (1986) {GRP}

Lee Ritenour - Earth Run (1986) {GRP}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Dedicated to the First Earth Run, in which runners circled the globe for peace in 1986, Ritenour's 16th solo album was performed on a variety of nine different guitars, counting the peculiarly fuzzy, futuristic sound of the synthaxe. For reasons having little to do with that, and far more to do with more musical playing by Rit, better material and L.A. sessionmen on their game, this is a more interesting record than most of its immediate predecessors.

Kahil El’Zabar - Kahil El'zabar's America The Beautiful (2020) {Spiritmuse Records}

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Kahil El’Zabar - Kahil El'zabar's America The Beautiful (2020) {Spiritmuse Records}

Kahil El’Zabar - Kahil El'zabar's America The Beautiful (2020) {Spiritmuse Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front+Back | 299MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Innovative multi-percussionist Kahil El'Zabar composes, arranges and conducts an incredible new album. It features masterful performances by the (late, great) Hamiet Bluiett, Corey Wilkes, Tomeka Reid & the James Sanders String Qt. A strong percussion section is complimented by strings and brass, in a powerful blend of spiritual groove, melody and improvisation - an inspired re-imagining of a 'better' way, parallel to the central message of this album. America the Beautiful is Kahil El'Zabar's musical testament to the state of affairs, expressed with love, urgency, hope & spirit.

Blue Sun - Festival (2006)

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Blue Sun - Festival (2006)

Blue Sun - Festival (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Karma Music, KMCD 01126 / KMCD 24116 | ~ 465 or 175 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 4.73 Mb
Jazz Rock, Fusion

BLUE SUN was a group from Copenhagen founded in 1969. They started out as a hippie band with aspirations to jazz improvisation which was showcased mostly through their live recordings which were released in the early 70's…

Lava - Lava (1980) {2016, Limited Reissue, Remastered}

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Lava - Lava (1980) {2016, Limited Reissue, Remastered}

Lava - Lava (1980) {2016, Limited Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 247 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion | Preservation Records #P011

Finally on CD, remastered from the original mastertapes exclusively for Preservation Records. This is the first album released by Lava. Killer westcoast fusion jazz from the cream of session musicians. The release contains an unreleased alternative version of the track ‘Rustic’ + read the full story on how Lava was created by Svein Dag Hauge.

Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}

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Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}

Tony Williams Trio - Young At Heart (1996) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 330MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

This would be the drummer's last recording, cut six months before he died. It shows Williams in a more conciliatory mood, sublimating his huge chops and bombastic style for subtler shadings and support for pianist Mulgrew Miller and bassist Ira Coleman, while lessening none of his indefatigable swing. This was also the last band Williams toured with, indicating he was committed to and comfortable with the acoustic piano-bass-drums format. It's a setting he had never really fully exploited over his years of leadership, no doubt inspired by the Herbie Hancock-Ron Carter partnership within the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-'60s.

Fuse One - Fuse (1980) {King Records Japan}

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Fuse One - Fuse (1980) {King Records Japan}

Fuse One - Fuse (1980) {King Records Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 259MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 86MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This disc is a welcome addition to the discography of the now almost forgotten woodwind master Joe Farrell. Farrell was a multi-instrumentalist who chose to concentrate on tenor and soprano saxophones and flute. From the late 1960s onwards he was a highly sought after session player who appeared on many of the most significant recordings right until his early demise in 1986. He played with the Elvin Jones Trio, Chick Corea's Return To Forever and the earliest editions of Mingus Dynasty.

Michal Urbaniak feat. Urszula Dudziak - Smiles Ahead (1977) Reissue 2012, Special Edition

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Michal Urbaniak feat. Urszula Dudziak - Smiles Ahead (1977) Reissue 2012, Special Edition

Michal Urbaniak feat. Urszula Dudziak - Smiles Ahead (1977) Reissue 2012, Special Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Fusion | Label: UBX Urbaniak Masters Series | # UBX 1018 | Time: 00:43:35

Polish violinist, saxophonist and composer Michal Urbaniak played a major role in the development of jazz fusion in the 1970s and 80s. While working in Scandinavia in the 1960’s he met his future wife, Polish singer Urszula Dudziak and formed the foundation of what would later become the group that would stamp its imprint on the jazz world, Michal Urbaniak’s Fusion. Urbaniak moved to New York in 1973. His popularity on the NY scene garnered him a contract with Columbia records and concerts at the Village Vanguard and Carnegie Hall. Blending music from his Polish and European roots with the funk and fusion of the Big Apple impelled American and international jazz musicians to experiment with mixing various ethnic musical forms with jazz.

Ben Williams - I Am A Man (2020) {Rainbow Blonde}

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Ben Williams - I Am A Man (2020) {Rainbow Blonde}

Ben Williams - I Am A Man (2020) {Rainbow Blonde}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Acclaimed Grammy-winning bassist, composer and bandleader Ben Williams’ newest album, I AM A MAN, is a sociopolitically charged project that strives to “show the world the complexity of our humanity as Black American men.” With help from producer and sound designer Brian Bender, the album boasts a humid and hazy sound that recalls neo-soul albums released by The Roots, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and D’Angelo. Williams sings lead on the majority of songs, in addition to playing the electric and acoustic bass. Joining him is an amazing lineup comprised of keyboardist Kris Bowers, guitarist David Rosenthal, tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Marcus Strickland, percussionist Bendji Allonce, trumpeter Kenyon Harrold, flutist Anne Drummond, and drummers Jamire Williams and Justin Brown. The album’s title references the historic 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.

Kollektiv - Live 1973 (2005) {Long Hair Music LHC 00040}

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Kollektiv - Live 1973 (2005) {Long Hair Music LHC 00040}

Kollektiv - Live 1973 (2005) {Long Hair Music LHC 00040}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 429 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2005 Long Hair Music | LHC 00040
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Krautrock / Psychedelic Jazz

In the liner notes the band tells us the significance of the name KOLLEKTIV. We "share the same aims and values, not just with regard to music. We do not seperate into soloist and accompanist (rhythm slave). Each musician and each instrument has the same rights. Our pieces aren't individual compositions; they are born out of and grow through creative collaboration. After all, our name is saying : we are our own roadies, manager, technicians, bus driver, record producers and article writers, and three of us share the same birthday." Another important revelation in their liner notes is : "The structure of our music is more simple than usual jazz, instead we pay more attention to sounds and moods. We mainly do improvisations. Even the themes and arranged parts were once improvised."

Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}

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Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}

Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

When drummer Chad Wackerman recorded The View for Germany's CMP label in 1993, real fusion wasn't as plentiful as it had been in the 1970s. Many A&R people seemed to want either formulaic smooth jazz/NAC artists or hard bop-oriented "Young Lions" in Armani suites – if they weren't looking for the next Kenny G, they were looking for the next Wynton Marsalis. Nonetheless, worthwhile fusion was still being recorded – it just wasn't as plentiful as it once was. The phrase "worthwhile fusion" easily describes The View, which falls short of remarkable but is a decent, respectable effort that features such noteworthy soloists as Allan Holdsworth (one of fusion's most respected guitar heroes), Jim Cox (keyboards, organ, piano), and Walt Fowler (flugelhorn, trumpet).

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Set, Columbia--Legacy 88875141272}

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Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Set, Columbia--Legacy 88875141272}

Weather Report - The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981 (2015) {4CD Set, Columbia–Legacy 88875141272}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.57 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 594 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 258 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978-81, 2015 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88875141272
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Electric Jazz

These four discs offer completely unreleased performances by the Weather Report lineup of keyboardist Joe Zawinul, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Jaco Pastorius, drummer Peter Erskine, and a bit later, percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. It was compiled for release by Erskine (whose historical essay and annotated track notes are fantastic) and Tony Zawinul, Joe's son. These are mostly soundboard cassettes made by WR's longtime live sound engineer Brian Risner, with choice audience tapes and commercial mobile rig selections mixed in. While it (mostly) sounds like an excellent bootleg, the sound here is remarkable given the root sources. Similar to 2002's Live and Unreleased, the material is not arranged chronologically.

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}

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Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 300MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Cal Tjader's Brazilian explorations continue and actually deepen with this release, as he joins forces with a host of progressive young Brazilian musicians, all overseen by producer Airto Moreira. By now, Tjader had figured out how to fit into the blend, doing so by losing himself in the complex mix of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, American funk and 1970s-era electronics, integrating his own identity for the sake of the ensemble. Indeed, Tjader actually appears on marimba on tracks like Joao Donato's "Amazonas" and his collaboration with Hermeto Pascoal, "Mindoro," his playing taking on a more brittle edge as a result.