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Flavio Boltro BBB Trio - Spinning (2018) {Anteprima}

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Flavio Boltro BBB Trio - Spinning (2018) {Anteprima}

Flavio Boltro BBB Trio - Spinning (2018) {Anteprima}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 288MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Flavio Boltro is undoubtedly one of the greatest representatives of the jazz trumpet in Europe. Michel Petrucciani understood this very well by calling him to be part of one of his best bands. Flavio is a creative in the true sense of the word: he knows how to create his own music. Far from being content to play a piece, he gives life to it! For Flavio, live reproduction of existing music is not enough, it must be transfigured. It's as if he painted each note with his personal vision of the world.

VA - A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper (2018)

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VA - A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper (2018)

Various Artists - A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 136.19 Mb | 00:58:33 | Cover
Jazz, Fusion | Label: Verve

Some of today's most exciting up and coming and established jazz artists pay homage to the iconic Beatles record. Musicians were given the challenge to create loose interpretations of these songs, and the result is impressionistic, avant-garde takes on tracks like "Getting Better" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".

Önder Focan - Funkbook A La Turc (2018)

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Önder Focan - Funkbook A La Turc (2018)

Önder Focan - Funkbook A La Turc (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 7 | 42:10 min | 97 Mb
Style: Jazz | Label: Lin Records

“Funkbook a la Turc” project has a musical approach that aims to use Turkish themes and melodies along with the jazz harmonies and the improvisations over the forms of the tunes in the jazz funk style. After the early periods of jazz, especially during the Swing period and later, jazz musicians took popular tunes into their repertoire to play them with their own interpretation. They arranged, reharmonized and improvised over these tunes. Honeysuckle Rose, I Got Rhythm, Bye Bye Blackbird in the Swing era, All The Things You Are, My Old Flame in the Be-bop era, My Foolish Heart, My Funny Valentine in the Cool era and following periods are a few examples of popular tunes that the jazz musicians picked up from the popular music realm. These made part of the whole repertoire called Jazz Standards.

Bob James - The Essential Collection: 24 Smooth Jazz Classics (2002)

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Bob James - The Essential Collection: 24 Smooth Jazz Classics (2002)

Bob James - The Essential Collection - 24 Smooth Jazz Classics (2002)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 837 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 348 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metro Doubles (METRDCD504)

Issued by the U.K.-based Metro Doubles label in 2002, Essential Collection: 24 Smooth Jazz Classics only overlaps 2001's Restoration anthology with eight of the same tracks, and concentrates on material originally released from 1974 to 1984 (apart from 1995's "Ensenada Madness," everything fits into that time frame). A fine chronological overview of James' most productive period, this is a very attractive package that includes informative and insightful liner notes. "Nautilus," "Westchester Lady," "Take Me to the Mardi Gras," "Angela (Theme From Taxi)," "Touchdown," and "Sign of the Times" are among the inclusions. Naturally, this double-disc set can serve any number of purposes: as pleasant, occasionally funky background music, as proof of your extensive knowledge of hip-hop samples, or as cruel torture for your jazz purist peers.

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}

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Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 883 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 286 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 183 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2011 Warner Jazz | 8122797687
Jazz / Fusion / Trumpet

This package contains the original, studio-concocted Miles Davis set that Miller mostly composed. There's also a previously unreleased gig from that year's Nice Jazz festival, delivered by a powerful octet including the late Bob Berg on tenor sax. As liner-note writer Ashley Kahn points out, I made an about-turn over this music in the 80s, from first doubting it as bland funk to reconsidering it as late-flowering Miles, creativity galvanised by Miller's input. But more importantly, Kahn's fine essay offers insights into Miller's assessment that producing finished studio tracks for Miles to blow on didn't work: you had to leave them as rougher sonic sketches and let his improvising bring them to life.

Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014] Re-Up

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Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014] Re-Up

Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:55
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Jazz Blues | Label: Warner Bros. | # 8122-79570-7

On his 1988 solo effort Talk to Your Daughter, singer/guitarist Robben Ford proves himself a master of sophisticated blues-rock guitar playing. The material is quite strong, and all the musicians perform at the highest level, but it's Ford's stellar soloing that makes this release. Fans of flailing '80s rock virtuosos would do well to check out Ford's exceptional work on Talk to Your Daughter. The musician's colorful yet controlled improvising and harmonic mastery is a rare and beautiful sonic treat. The title track is dripping with soulful, well-placed guitar lines that play like a master lesson of up-tempo blues phrasing that guitarists would do well to study. Other standouts include "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues." The fine arrangements and especially Vinnie Colaiuta's sharp drumming are all tightly wound with crisp, clear production that tops off "Talk to Your Daughter," making it a shining success. Listeners fond of Ford's work with the Yellowjackets and numerous side gigs, as well as guitarists and all musicians, should enjoy this very professional, succinctly executed offering. First rate!

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2018 (2018)

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VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2018 (2018)

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2018 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:11:56 | 386 Mb / 167 Mb
Genre: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz Fusion, Chill, Chillhop, Instrumental, Trip-Hop / Label: Chillhop Records

We close off a great year for Chillhop with 26 cozy Winter themed tracks by your favorite producers. Let this release be the soundtrack for the holidays and cozy season!

Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U. - Live in Japan 1984 (1997) [Reissue 2018]

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Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U. - Live in Japan 1984 (1997) [Reissue 2018]

Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U. - Live in Japan 1984 (1997) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 464 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Manifesto (MFO 46516)

Live In Japan 1984 marks an end-point in the first phase of Allan Holdsworth’s touring career as group leader. It’s his first posthumous release approved by his family estate.Herein is the closing live set of Holdsworth’s “I.O.U.” band, featuring live versions of material from his first three studio releases starting with Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U., and followed by the Grammy-nominated Rood Games. With a young, new rhythm section recruited locally after his permanent move to Southern California, Holdsworth continued with the core of this band as a power trio featuring drummer Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Johnson…

Return To Forever IV - Montreux 2011 (2012) [HDTV, 720p]

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Return To Forever IV - Montreux 2011 (2012) [HDTV, 720p]

Return To Forever IV - Montreux 2011 (2012)
MKV: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720, 50fps | Dolby AC3 48kHz, 6ch
Jazz, Jazz-Rock | 00:52:53 | ~ 3.89 Gb

~ Return To Forever Live at the Montreux Jazz Featival, 12 July 2011 ~

Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999) {Telarc}

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Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999) {Telarc}

Al Di Meola - Winter Nights (1999)
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, World Fusion

Al di Meola's first so-called Christmas album is a relaxed, flowing, intensely musical affair that jazzers, world music buffs, and new agers will feel equally comfortable with. Mostly, he steers away from the often-cracked chestnuts, composing several nice tunes of his own ("Zima," the leadoff cut, is especially inviting), playing acoustic guitar and a battery of percussion instruments and keyboards in a graceful one-man band, thanks to multi-track tape. Other tracks feature duets between di Meola (with overdubbed additional instruments) and Roman Hrynkiv, who plays a Ukrainian zither-like instrument called the bandura.

Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}

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Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}

Azymuth - Light As A Feather (1979) {Faro}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 502MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 187MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Latin Jazz, Fusion

Light as a Feather is simply the first version, a little over half of what would become Azymuth's fine Outubro album. It opens with the weakest cut, the ten-plus minute faux disco "Jazz Carnival," with awful drum effects and popping, funky-yet cliched basslines by Alex Malheiros. After this there is much to like, however, in the breezy execution of the title track that is nearly as beautiful as Return to Forever's, and features a fine jazz-samba number that evokes both Walter Wanderley and Tom Jobim in Jose Roberto Bertrami's "Fly Over the Horizon," as well as a beautiful version of Toninho Horta's "Dona Olimpia."

GruGrü - 333 (2018)

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GruGrü - 333 (2018)

GruGru - 333 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

GruGrü is a nice instrumental Prog/Jazz Rock/Fusion quartet. GruGrü is a music that oscillates well between genres, leaving a very pleasant impression of permanent surprise. GruGrü is a big rock sound, a free jazz spirit and a furious groove. GruGrü is a concentrate of savagery and delicacy, power and finesse.

Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}

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Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}

Yellowjackets - Raising Our Voice (2018) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 405MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

With 2018's Raising Our Voice, long-running crossover jazz outfit Yellowjackets offer a sophisticated, broadly stylistic collection of songs showcasing Grammy-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza as a guest artist on seven of the 13 tracks. The second album the band has recorded since the departure of founding bassist Jimmy Haslip, Raising Our Voice introduces newest member Dane Alderson on bass, taking over from Felix Pastorius' seat, who left the fold after 2016's Cohearance. As with that album, Raising Our Voice finds Yellowjackets exploring a harmonically nuanced bed of post-bop and fusion-influenced sounds that remain audience-accessible even as they reveal the members' talents for investigative soloing and improvisational interplay. In this department, saxophonist Bob Mintzer excels, able to evince a deft balance between the probing modalism of John Coltrane and the lyrical soulfulness of Grover Washington, Jr.

Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}

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Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}

Andy Narell - The Passage (2004) {Heads Up}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 536MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Anyone who thinks the steel drums are limited to calypso and other native West Indian styles has obviously never heard Andy Narell or his collaborators on this disc, the French band Calypsociation. Narell's compositions take the music headlong into jazz, and the richness of the steel pan sound ripples and sways throughout. For added flavor and texture, guests Michael Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, and Hugh Masekela bring their horns, but they're the icing on a swinging cake (full praise to the percussionists who make the whole ensemble swing). The music is deliciously complex without ever sounding it. It works just as well on slower pieces like "Song for Mia," where the drums create a latticework of melody that remains gorgeously balanced. Granted, at times it veers perilously close to smooth jazz, but then it always steers faultlessly as far as melody is concerned.

Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}

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Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke - Live (1976-1977) {Epic}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 411MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 164MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk, Jazz Rock

After giving Clarke's fans a taste of some live tapes of the School Days band on I Wanna Play for You, Epic waited until 1991 to put another batch of them out, well after it would have been commercially feasible to do so. But no matter, for this CD captures one of Clarke's best electric bands – maybe his best band, period – in a number of gigs in the U.S. and U.K., mixing up the jazz, funk, and rock into a high-energy, musically literate brew. A lot of this album recycles then-existing material, but the live conditions add flashes of spontaneity and sometimes considerable interest to jazz fans.