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Black Sugar - Black Sugar II (1974) [Reissue 2007]

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Black Sugar - Black Sugar II (1974) [Reissue 2007]

Black Sugar - Black Sugar II (1974) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 222 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Get Back (GET653)

Black Sugar is a funky Latin-rock band from Peru, formed in 1968. "Black Sugar II" is their second studio album. If you love latin funk, which was also called boogaloo in the late 60s, you can't go wrong with Black Sugar.

Rock Candy Funk Party - The Groove Cubed (2017)

Posted By: Pisulik
Rock Candy Funk Party - The Groove Cubed (2017)

Rock Candy Funk Party - The Groove Cubed (2017)
Fusion, Jazz, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:14 | 133 MB
Label: J&R Adventures

Rock Candy Funk Party are: Tal Bergman (producer/drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), and Mike Merritt (bass). On The Groove Cubed, they have added two fabulous vocalists to the mix - Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble) and Mahalia Barnes - which is a first for them. The new album delivers a lavish soundscape that incorporates a plethora of genres, from dance and electronica, to funk and jazz and everything in between.

Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions (2007) {6CD Box Set Columbia 886970 6239 2 rec 1972-1975}

Posted By: ruskaval
Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions (2007) {6CD Box Set Columbia 886970 6239 2 rec 1972-1975}

Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions (2007) {6CD Box Set Columbia 886970 6239 2 rec 1972-1975}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.73 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 964 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 541 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972-75, 2007 Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG Music | 886970 6239 2 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz-Funk / Jazz-Rock / Free Funk / Funk

From the opening four notes of Michael Henderson's hypnotically minimal bass that open the unedited master of "On the Corner," answered a few seconds later by the swirl of color, texture, and above all rhythm, it becomes a immediately apparent that Miles Davis had left the jazz world he helped to invent – forever. The 19-minute-and-25-second track has never been issued in full until now. It is one of the 31 tracks in The Complete On the Corner Sessions, a six-disc box recorded between 1972 and 1975 that centers on the albums On the Corner, Get Up with It, and the hodgepodge leftovers collection Big Fun. It is also the final of eight boxes in the series of Columbia's studio sessions with Davis from the 1950s through 1975, when he retired from music before his return in the 1980s. Previously issued have been Davis' historic sessions with John Coltrane in the first quintet, the Gil Evans collaborations, the Seven Steps to Heaven recordings, the complete second quintet recordings, and the complete In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, and Jack Johnson sessions. There have been a number of live sets as well; the most closely related one to this is the live Cellar Door Sessions 1970, issued in 2005.

Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}

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Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}

Charles Kynard - Woga (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45220}
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© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45220
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – in a groove that's almost part blacksploitation funk, thanks to some sharp backings from arranger Richard Fritz! The mighty Paul Humphrey is at the bottom of the set on nicely funky drums – and other players include Arthur Adams on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass, and some great additional horns, which give the record a larger jazzy finish, but never get in the way of Kynard's lean, mean organ lines. There's a great version of "Rock Steady" on the album, one that has a great funky intro – plus the cuts "Shout", "Lime Twig", "Slop Jar", "Name The Missing Word", "Little Ghetto Boy", and "Hot Sauce".

Black Sugar - Black Sugar (1971) [Reissue 2007]

Posted By: gribovar
Black Sugar - Black Sugar (1971) [Reissue 2007]

Black Sugar - Black Sugar (1971) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz Rock, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Get Back (GET652)

Black Sugar is a funky Latin-rock band from Peru. "Viajecito" is the essential track - the waka-waka guitar intro is the main attraction, although the basic track is funky, Latin, and mostly instrumental. "The Looser" and "Funky Man" also are hip, but lyrics on the corny side keep them from heavy play. The lead-in tracks on each side, "Too Late" and "Understanding," are solid, and the rest are decent ballads. Although the singing is not the greatest, the acoustic guitar and conga interplay on the lighter tracks sound like something from Sabu Martinez' Groovin' with Sabu album. "Pussy Cat" is an ambitious jazz instrumental; with its Latin percussion, funky bass, and strings (not to mention the title), it could have been a cut from one of the better "blaxploitation" soundtracks. Black Sugar may not change many lives, but it does occupy a vital corner in the rare world of Latin funk.

Kinga Glyk - Dream (2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Kinga Glyk - Dream (2017)

Kinga Glyk - Dream (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:03 | 94 Mb
Instrumental, Blues, Jazz | Label: Warner Music

Kinga Głyk is 20 years old. She’s said to be the best Polish bass player of the new generation and a rising star of the Jazz Blues music. She began her adventure with music at the age of 12 playing in a family band called Głyk P.I.K. TRIO. Despite her young age she has already given a lot of concerts not only in Poland but also in countries such as Indonesia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}

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Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Idris Muhammad's House of the Rising Sun is a legendary soul-jazz album, and for good reason. First there's the fact that, Grady Tate notwithstanding, Idris Muhammad is easily the greatest of all soul-jazz drummers. Next, it is revealed that label boss and producer Creed Taylor was at his most inspired here, and wasn't afraid to err on the rhythm and blues side of the jazz equation. The material is top-notch, and David Matthews, who orchestrated and arranged this date with the exception of one track – "Sudan" was written by Muhammad and Tom Harrell, and Harrell arranged it – was on fire. As a bandleader, Muhammad is shockingly effective. Not because one could ever doubt his ability, but because of his reputation as one of the great studio drummers in jazz.

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

Posted By: Pisulik
Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)

Lettuce - Witches Stew: A Tribute to Miles Davis (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 459 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:57
Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Lettuce Records

It's a daunting task but a laudable ambition to afford direct tribute to a musician as iconic as Miles Davis and a work of his equal in stature, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). But like the ensembles before them that revisited this bonafide classic, including the World Saxophone Quartet, Lettuce prove up to the task. In fact, he octet tender their homage, Witches Stew, in such a way it suggests 'The Man with the Horn,' were he still living, might well look the band for inspiration as he did Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone at the time of the original recordings.

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}

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Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1980) {Columbia}
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Genre: Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

In general Freddie Hubbard's Columbia recordings can be skipped by serious jazz fans because, with the exception of Super Blue and to a lesser extent this album, they are overtly commercial and rather insincere efforts. This particular record at least uses the trumpeter's regular quintet of the period (with Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, the up-and-coming keyboardist Billy Childs, bassist Larry Klein and drummer Carl Burnett) although the title cut has three guests (including keyboardist George Duke) whose role seemed to be to make the music more funky. With the exception of the standard "Theme from Summer of '42," none of the other songs (all group originals) caught on but Hubbard takes some good solos during these modern mainstream performances.

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media – the very entity attacked in this song – has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson.

Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}

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Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}

Norman Brown - Let It Go (2017) {Shanachie}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 371MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, R&B

Let It Go, Norman Brown's inspired 2017 debut album for Shanachie Records, has something for everyone, whether an R&B fan or a jazz aficionado. From "Holding You," his sensuous collaboration with R&B great Chanté Moore and Norman's re-imagining of the Five Stairsteps classic "Ooh Child" to the smoothly grooving "Remember Who You Are" and the serenely inspired "Let It Go," Let It Go is Norman Brown at his best.

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

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Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}

Noel Pointer - Never Lose Your Heart (1993) {Shanachie}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, R&B

Pointer's last release found him resurfacing on a label (Shanachie) known for almost everything but fusion. This record sounds much like the ones he made in the late '70s and 1980s, except that he also does some competent vocals. These are pleasant, heavily produced and arranged tracks with minimal improvisation and limited energy and intensity. They are jazz only in the broadest sense and are not aimed at hardcore listeners or purists. If easy listening instrumental fare is up your alley, then Pointer's light solos and heavily arranged music work.

Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982) {Capitol} [Re-Up]

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Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982) {Capitol} [Re-Up]

Noel Pointer - Direct Hit (1982)
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 277MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Funk, Soul

A surprisingly excellent record – a blend of off-kilter vocals, funky fusion, and jazz violin – also one of Noel Pointer's most soul-based albums, thanks to some great arrangements from Chisoul maestro Richard Evans! The album takes the electric feel of Pointer's 70s work, and gives it a nice Capitol Rare twist – hitting some really sweet mellow tunes that really put the violin on back burner, and which focus on Pointer's compelling and spacey vocals.

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}

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Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}

Noel Pointer - Phantazia (1977) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

Successful instrumental debut session from the electric violinist who was a dominant figure at Blue Note in the late '70s. Pointer could at times churn out a surprisingly riveting solo, but he spent more time plugging into rigidly arranged, heavily produced and orchestrated structures and supporting background vocalists.

Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}

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Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}

Tom Coster - Gotcha!! (1992) {JVC}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 100dpi | 284MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Keyboardist Tom Coster has shown in his JVC recordings (of which this is the first) that fusion was not only alive in the 1990s (if somewhat underground) but still had potential for creativity. With assistance from altoist Marc Russo (formerly with the Yellowjackets), guitarist Chris Camozzi, electric bassist Alfonso Johnson, drummer Dennis Chambers and two guest spots for saxophonist Norbert Stachel, Coster performs spirited versions of 11 of his originals.