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Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)

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Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)

Ramsey Lewis - Sky Islands (1993)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

Ramsey Lewis has long been content to record lightweight pop/R&B grooves. Occasionally on this set the acoustic pianist (whose backup crew includes guitarist Henry Johnson and keyboardist Michael Logan) sounds like he would like to break away a bit from the predictable but he keeps the impulse in check. There is little to distinguish this CD from his previous few.

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)

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Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Old School: New Lessons (2006)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 440MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Modern Big Band, Post-Bop, Fusion

The Manchester Craftsman's Guild in Pittsburgh offers another rousing live concert date in this varied program led by the eclectic saxophonist who is best known as one of the Yellowjackets – but whose early résumé also boasts everyone from Tito Puente to Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Big Band. A dash here and a dollop there of each of these influences make this a varied date whose appeal extends beyond big-band fans and embraces those who love bebop, a touch of the avant-garde, the progressive spirit of the Yellowjackets (most notably Russell Ferrante, who contributes stunning percussive solos on pieces like the crazed, polyrhythmic "Mofongo"), and the great contemporary vocalist Kurt Elling.

Kenso - Uchi Naru Koe Ni Kaiki Seyo (2014)

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Kenso - Uchi Naru Koe Ni Kaiki Seyo (2014)

Kenso - Uchi Naru Koe Ni Kaiki Seyo (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans ~ 185 Mb | 00:44:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Fusion | King Record #KICS 3080

Japanese band Kenso was formed in 1974 by Yoshihisa Shimizu. The music combines a Progressive jazz-rock or a Progressive rock mixed with jazz. The emphasis is on performance and improvisation with complex themes, breaks, elaborated developments and arrangements.

Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)

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Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)

Pat Martino - All Sides Now (1997)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Veteran Pat Martino is teamed up with a variety of different fellow guitarists on this interesting if not quite essential release. Martino matches wits with guitarist Charlie Hunter (who on Stevie Wonder's "Too High" often sounds like an organist), Tuck Andress, Kevin Eubanks, Les Paul ("I'm Confessin'"), Mike Stern and Michael Hedges. In addition, Cassandra Wilson sings Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" accompanied by Martino, and rock guitarist Joe Satriani tries to sit in on two numbers (with indifferent results). A decent effort, but not up to Pat Martino's most significant releases.

Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)

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Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)

Hilton Ruiz - A Moment's Notice (1991)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 339MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism, Fusion, Post-Bop

This CD is a success on all levels. For this Latin jazz date, the rhythm section's power and energy constantly inspire the horn soloists. Tenor saxophonist George Coleman is in top form, altoist Kenny Garrett gets in his licks and flutist Dave Valentin, whose playing was often a bit watered down on his own GRP releases, takes what may be his finest recorded solo on "Cuchi Cuchi." Not to be overlooked is Ruiz's McCoy Tyner-inspired piano, which fuels the rhythm section and really pushes the horns. Ruiz wisely chose nine superior songs to perform, including several rarely heard in this type of setting.

Bruford - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 (2017) [6CD + 2DVD Box Set]

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Bruford - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 (2017) [6CD + 2DVD Box Set]

Bruford - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Winterfold, WFBOX1 | ~ 1727 or 702 Mb | Scans(png) -> 1169 Mb
2xDVD-A: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR / Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch -> 5.02 Gb
Progressive Rock / Instrumental Rock / Jazz Fusion

Limited eight disc (six CDs + two NTSC/Region DVDs) box set from the prog rock icon. This set contains previously unreleased, remixed, or remastered material from the Bruford band of the late 1970s, presented in a 12" box complete with 16-page color booklet and a signed, numbered certificate of authentication. Four gatefold sleeves contain two discs each: Disc 1 (DVD): Feels Good To Me: 5.1 surround sound mix and original 1978 mix remastered; Disc 2 (CD): Feels Good To Me: 2017 Jakko Jakszyk remix from original master tapes; Disc 3 (DVD): One of a Kind: 5.1 surround sound mix and original 1979 mix remastered plus additional audio…

John Abercrombie - Class Trip (2004) {ECM 1846}

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John Abercrombie - Class Trip (2004) {ECM 1846}

John Abercrombie - Class Trip (2004) {ECM 1846}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 392MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 173MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although atmosphere and ambience can take priority over compositional focus on some ECM releases, this is far from the case with CLASS TRIP. The product of guitarist John Abercrombie's collaboration with violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joey Baron (their follow-up to 2002's CAT 'N' MOUSE), CLASS TRIP is an exemplar of what ECM does best. This is spare, brilliantly conceived chamber jazz with the artists' superior improvisational skills–which draw equally on jazz, modern classical, avant-garde, and even pop idioms–on abundant display.

Dean Brown - Unfinished Business (2012)

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Dean Brown - Unfinished Business (2012)

Dean Brown - Unfinished Business (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 483MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

On Unfinished Business, veteran guitarist Dean Brown, whose scintillating six-string work can be heard on over 200 recordings, steps out with his fourth dynamic outing as a leader. Joining him on this eclectic offering, which ranges from hard-hitting funk to lovely ballads, soothing samba flavored grooves, Latin-tinged jams, greasy organ-fueled blues and cool jazz, are longstanding colleagues Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums and Gerry Etkins on keyboards.

Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)

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Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)

Antonio Farao - Far Out (2003)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Pegged years ago by the late Kenny Kirkland as a rising piano star, Antonio Farao has realized his potential and established himself as one of Europe's most respected young players. The Italian pianist teamed his trio with tenor saxophonist Bob Berg in this CD made less than two months before Berg's death in a traffic accident in December, 2002. Farao and Berg were a perfectly matched pair, technical whizzes and masters of an international style not centered in the obvious characteristics of any country or jazz idiom.

Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)

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Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)

Jeff Berlin - Low Standards (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Indeed, bassist and educator Jeff Berlin is a modern era pioneer amid accolades that have piled high, spanning several decades via his astounding technique and contributions to progressive-rock, jazz fusion and modern mainstream jazz. Following up his jazz trio outing High Standards (2010, M.A.J. Records) also featuring bassist, pianist Richard Drexler, the core differentiator on Low Standards is that renowned drummer Mike Clark takes over the drum chair from Danny Gottlieb. Yet Berlin's game-plan is similar as Drexler uses the bass for a support role while toggling between piano duties. Nonetheless, the star of the show and lead soloist is Berlin, performing exclusively on electric bass.

Caribbean Jazz Project - Paraiso (2001)

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Caribbean Jazz Project - Paraiso (2001)

Caribbean Jazz Project - Paraiso (2001)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 442MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 174MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

When Dave Samuels first formed the Caribbean Jazz Project with, at that time, Paquito D'Rivera and Andy Narell, it was an extension of his own studies in Latin jazz that had been part of his music - both solo and with Spyro Gyra – since the mid-'70s. After two albums with the first team, the Project was set aside for other gigs. During this time, Samuels kindled musical friendships with flutist Dave Valentin and guitarist Steve Khan, and Samuels got excited about the possibility of playing off of a traditional Latin instrument – flute and the guitar, which wasn't.

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Imaginary Day (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46773-2 | Time: 01:04:39

The album won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, while "The Roots of Coincidence", an uncharacteristically aggressive song with hard rock-inspired sections, won Best Rock Instrumental Performance. This album marks the final appearance of longtime drummer Paul Wertico, who would leave in 2001 before the recording of Speaking of Now to work on other projects.

Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008) [Re-Up]

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Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008) [Re-Up]

Michael Brecker - The Very Best of Michael Brecker (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 534 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 215 Mb | Scans included
Label: Verve/Emarcy/Universal | # UCCV-1104 | Time: 01:17:03
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Japanese exclusive pressing of this collection from the Jazz great. Each of the tracks were chosen by fans and this unique album is released to commemorate the first anniversary of Brecker's death in January, 2007.

Larry Coryell - The Lift (2013)

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Larry Coryell - The Lift (2013)

Larry Coryell - The Lift (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Larry Coryell s third album on Wide Hive Records is simply astounding. On this throwback-style rock trio record, Larry delivers quintessential performances throughout all 12 tracks. Offering rock, blues, and soul-infused jazz, Larry is on his game with skills so amazing, it will make you seriously question how they could be the one-take performances they are.

Brand X - Live At The Roxy LA (1995) {Zok}

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Brand X - Live At The Roxy LA (1995) {Zok}

Brand X - Live At The Roxy LA (1995) {Zok}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 309 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: jazz fusion, jazz rock

Live At The Roxy LA is a 1995 live album by Brand X. This is the band that featured Phil Collins, involved in a jazz fusion/rock fusion band as a second job along with Genesis and later a solo career became full time tasks. This is taken from a live recording done in 1974. This is a Zok presentation.