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Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

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Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: Think! | # THCD-300 (DQCP-3085) | 00:41:31

Mirror of My Mind is an album by Japanese musician Ryo Kawasaki, released in 1979. It was recorded at Power Station Studios (now called Avatar Studios) in New York City, USA.

Rad. - Gotta Be Radified (2000) {EastWest}

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Rad. - Gotta Be Radified (2000) {EastWest}

Rad. - Gotta Be Radified (2000) {EastWest}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 473MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 176MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

In 2000 EastWest Records released a compilation of Rad.'s first three albums which is quite obvious if you take a look at the cover of this release. Rad. herself released her fourth studio album "Make Every Second Count" which again features many guest stars like Jacko Peake (Paul Weller), Orestes Vilató (Santana) and Norbert Stachel (Tower of Power). The album itself is a throwback to the days of jazz-pop fusion with an unapologetically slick and smoothly melodic blend of adult contemporary pop, R&B, cool jazz, and mild touches of funk, as a reviewer once put it and it includes a wonderful homage to the undisputed King of Afrobeat Fela Kuti simply entitled "Fela".

Tetsuo Sakurai - Talking Bass (2012)

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Tetsuo Sakurai - Talking Bass (2012)

Tetsuo Sakurai - Talking Bass (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Tetsuo Sakurai (born November 13, 1957 in Tokyo) is a Japanese musician. He started playing bass when he was 13 years old. He was a member of the jazz fusion band Casiopea in 1976-1989 and Jimsaku with Akira Jimbo in 1990-1998. He has released a total of 37 albums as members of Casiopea and Jimsaku as well as solo. He also made 3 instructional videos. Now, he is composing and playing his own music as a solo artist with domestic and foreign musicians.

The Brecker Brothers - Straphangin' (1981)

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The Brecker Brothers - Straphangin' (1981)

The Brecker Brothers - Straphangin' (1981)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 297MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

The early '80s were a confusing time for many a jazz musician. The temptation to dabble in such waters as disco, funk, and rock was a risky proposition: pull it off and you were a genius, fail and you were the laughing stock of the industry. Falling somewhere in the large grey area between those two poles, the Brecker Brothers started the decade with Straphangin', a seven-song excursion into all sorts of fusion and AOR-like territories.

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007

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Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 767 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans ~ 128 Mb | 01:51:14
Pop/Rock, New Wave, Jazz-Funk, Sophisti-Pop | Label: Polydor | # 9843543

2007 digitally remastered and expanded two CD Deluxe Edition of the band's 1985 commercial breakthrough features a bonus disc. Level 42, led by bassist Mark King, began as a Jazz/Fusion/Pop band in the late '70s and slowly evolved into a Pop/Jazz band with shorter, catchier songs. They scored numerous hit singles in the UK and Europe during the early part of the '80s, but it wasn't until World Machine that they became chart-toppers and began to gain recognition in the U.S. Disc One contains the original album's 10 tracks which includes the band's worldwide hit 'Something About You'. Disc Two features an additional 11 tracks including three BBC recordings, five live performances and three remixes. 21 tracks total.

The Fatback Band - Let's Do It Again (1972) {Collectables}

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The Fatback Band - Let's Do It Again (1972) {Collectables}

The Fatback Band - Let's Do It Again (1972) {Collectables}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 153MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 82MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

The debut album by the soon-to-be venerable Fatback Band is a mostly instrumental – minus some "What's Going On"-style exclamations and raps in the background – collection of pure funk grooves. More in the Curtis Mayfield vein of slick and nimble dancefloor fillers than loose Parliament/Funkadelic jams, these nine tracks are concise – only one track breaks the four-minute barrier – and tightly constructed, with little room for exploratory soloing or aimless vamping. The key tracks, however, are the three non-originals, cover choices that might surprise some folks who have never heard, say, Isaac Hayes' Black Moses: the Fatback Band strips down any cheesy sentimentality from Glen Campbell's Jimmy Webb hit "Wichita Lineman," Bread's wimp-rock classic "Baby I'm-A Want You,".

Sylvia St. James - Magic '80 Echoes & Images '81 (2014)

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Sylvia St. James - Magic '80 Echoes & Images '81 (2014)

Sylvia St. James - Magic '80 Echoes & Images '81 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 497 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: Expansion Records | Catalog Number: EXP2CD39

Sylvia St. James began at Elektra on her debut album Magic with two further giants of jazz fusion, both also with affiliated with groups, Lenny White (Twennynine) and Larry Dunn (Earth Wind & Fire). Also contributing is a long term affiliate of Lenny White, and legend in his own right Don Blackman. Sylvia had previously worked with Lenny White on Twennynine s 1980 album Twennynine featuring Lenny White , but for her second album Echoes & Images Andre Fisher was brought in as producer who had previously produced Brenda Russell and worked with Sylvia St. James between projects for Betty Wright and Sheree Brown utilising top Los Angeles players.

Eric Gale - Part Of You (1979) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

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Eric Gale - Part Of You (1979) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

Eric Gale - Part Of You (1979) {2017, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 241 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans Included | 00:36:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Funk, Fusion | Sony Music #SICJ 250

One has to hand it to the Japanese for caring for the United States jazz tradition in all its guises better than people in the U.S. do. Consider this 1979 album by Eric Gale. While the funky rubric of soul-jazz was deeply informed by disco in the late '70s, that didn't mean the music being created was without considerable merit. This disc is a case in point – and it cannot be had in the United States. Teamed with the funk-jazz mafia of Richard Tee, Harvey Mason, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Dave Grusin, and Grover Washington, Jr., as well as Charles Earland and Idris Muhammad on the stellar groove jam "Trio" (the album's highlight), Gale offers up six midrange tunes that run the gamut from deeply funky…

Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) [2019, Japan] {UHQCD}

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Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) [2019, Japan] {UHQCD}

Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) [2019, Japan] {UHQCD}
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 35:16 | 249,17 Mb
Label: Blue Note/Universal Music (Japan) | Cat.# UCCQ-9490 | Released: 2019-05-15 (1975)

"Pressure Sensitive" is the debut album by American saxophonist Ronnie Laws released in 1975 by Blue Note. The album reached #25 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.

VA - Ultimate Free Soul Blue Note [3CD Box Set] (2014)

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VA - Ultimate Free Soul Blue Note [3CD Box Set] (2014)

VA - Ultimate Free Soul Blue Note [3CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.43 GB
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul | Label: Universal Records | Catalog Number: UCCQ-1021

The soaring spirit of Blue Note Records – served up here with a really special twist to fit the mode of the Free Soul series! The package is overflowing with goodness – four hours' worth of listening, with a special focus on two periods of the label – that great late 60s/early 70s stretch when they were trying out so many new ideas and rhythms, including elements borrowed from soul, Latin, fusion, and Brazilian modes – and the more recent stretch that has seen Blue Note re-emerge as one of the most forward-thinking labels in jazz!

Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin' (2020) {Shanachie}

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Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin' (2020) {Shanachie}

Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin' (2020) {Shanachie}
Digital Download | FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

“The duo of multi-GRAMMY Award winners Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal blurs the boundaries between traditional and contemporary jazz on Double Dealin’. While the trumpeter/flugelhornist and the saxophonist have played together in the past, this is their first co-led recording. It features ten thrilling original tracks as well as keyboardist George Whitty, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl.”

James Moody - Timeless Aura (1976) {Vanguard}

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James Moody - Timeless Aura (1976) {Vanguard}

James Moody - Timeless Aura (1976) {Vanguard}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 280MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 109MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz-Funk

Sweet funky electric work from James Moody – and pretty darn nice too! The set was produced by Ed Bland, the force behind the funky James Moody (and Dizzy Gillespie) sessions for the Perception and GWP labels in years back – and at many levels, the feel here is similar to those great sets, but perhaps a bit more mellow overall. Moody's playing alto, tenor, and soprano saxes – in a small combo with Kenny Barron on keyboards, Roland Prince on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Emanuel Rahim on percussion. Titles include "Funky Jazz Walk", "A Funky Aura", "Keep It Greasy", "Pot Licka", and "A Statement". (Cover has ring & edge wear and some pen on the front.)

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

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Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
BMG-Ariola 74321 111812 | ~ 354 or 127 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 101 Mb
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Saxophonist Candy Dulfer's sophomore album, 1993's Sax-A-Go-Go, built upon the smooth jazz of her debut while also playing up more of her hip-hop and dance music influences. Once again working with producer/multi-instrumentalist Ulco Bed, Dulfer delved even deeper into the club-ready funk and acid jazz that was in its heyday during the early '90s…

Candy Dulfer - SAXuality (1990)

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Candy Dulfer - SAXuality (1990)

Candy Dulfer - SAXuality (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ariola 260.696 | ~ 288 or 109 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 114 Mb
Jazz-Funk, Jazzdance

Dutch smooth jazz saxophonist Candy Dulfer's debut album, 1990's Saxuality, made a splash both critically and commercially upon its release and helped propel her to global stardom. The daughter of saxophonist Hans Dulfer, Candy Dulfer had performed since she was an adolescent and by her early twenties was opening for Madonna and Prince…

George Duke - After Hours (1998)

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George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.