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Hummingbird - We Can't Go On Meeting Like This (1976) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Repost)

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Hummingbird - We Can't Go On Meeting Like This (1976) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Repost)

Hummingbird - We Can't Go On Meeting Like This (1976) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 153 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-94677)

This was, in fact, the second release by the spin-off of the 2nd Jeff Beck Group. Keyboardist Max Middleton, bassist Clive Chaman, and Vocalist, Guitarist Bobble Tench remain from that wonderful band. On this 2nd release, they have a new drummer in seasoned funk, R&B, and jazz drummer Bernard Purdie, and add guitarist Robert Ahwai. This is a solid session of funkie, jazzie rock, but the drop off from the 1st self titled, Hummingbird release, is in the songs. The primary songwriter on that 1st release was the drummer, Conrad Isadore. Without his tropical vision, style and imagery, we are left with a fairly mundane R&B Rock workout. But these guys are great musicians, and they take this so-so material and make it fun and powerful.

Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express - Tales Of Gil Scott-Heron (1990) 2CD [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express - Tales Of Gil Scott-Heron (1990) 2CD [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express - Tales Of Gil Scott-Heron (1990) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 678 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:54:37
Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: Peak-Top/Castle/Essential | # ESDCD 021

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.

Guru Tonic - Guru Tonic (Live) (2019)

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Guru Tonic - Guru Tonic (Live) (2019)

Guru Tonic - Guru Tonic (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 367 MB | Tracks: 8 | 58:42 min
Style: Jazz, Fusion, Funk | Label: Guru Tonic

GURU TONIC is a quartet of virtuoso musicians from Chicago who have toured and recorded with a who’s who of music legends including: Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, Layla Hathaway, David Sanborn, funk pioneer Steve Arrington, jazz-fusion guitar great Al DiMeola, Lionel Hampton, blues legend Buddy Guy, Von Freeman, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddie Hubbard and Grover Washington Jr.

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}

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Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Just Family (1978) {Warner}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Even though Just Family was produced by Stanley Clarke and employs a lot of musicians who had jazz backgrounds – including Chick Corea, George Duke, Airto Moreira, and Bobby Lyle – this is an R&B album first and foremost. Dee Dee Bridgewater would return to jazz in a major way in the 1980s, but in the late 1970s, she was emphasizing adult-oriented R&B and going after fans of artists like Phyllis Hyman and Minnie Riperton.

Pharoah Sanders & Norman Connors - Beyond a Dream (1978) {Sony Japan}

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Pharoah Sanders & Norman Connors - Beyond a Dream (1978) {Sony Japan}

Pharoah Sanders & Norman Connors - Beyond a Dream (1978) {Sony Japan}
EAC 1.0b6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 100dpi | 289MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 103MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz-Funk

A dream of a record from this legendary spiritual jazz duo – drummer Norman Connors and reedman Pharoah Sanders – coming together in a freewheeling spiritual jazz style that's a lot more like Connors' earlier albums than the soulful fusion he was mostly recording in the late 70s! The album was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and features long-spinning tracks that step out nicely in a way that takes us back to Norman's Cobblestone Records years – no vocals at all, and instead some nicely expressive work from Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Bobby Lyle on acoustic piano, and Buzzy Jones on tenor, soprano sax, and flute. Lyle and Sanders drop out for two of the album's five tracks, but there's still a very unified, jazzy vibe to the record throughout.

Jazz Crusaders - Louisiana Hot Sauce (1996) {Sin-Drome HDCD}

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Jazz Crusaders - Louisiana Hot Sauce (1996) {Sin-Drome HDCD}

Jazz Crusaders - Louisiana Hot Sauce (1996) {Sin-Drome HDCD}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 499MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 162MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

A cleverly-themed album marked by rootsy Bayou accents, the Jazz Crusaders' Louisiana Hot Sauce (Music for all Kitchens) can be a rollicking good time. Swirling concoctions like the dobro and slide guitar-spiced "Red Beans and Rice" are edgier than normal Crusaders' fare, tapping gleefully into the duo's roots. Trombonist Wayne Henderson in particular benefits from sweaty workouts on tracks like the zydeco-tinged "File Mystique," and wailing "Crawdaddy." Henderson's soulful trombone also serves as the album connector to concept-stretchers like "Sweet Praline (When You're So Far Away)," which is a pretty, typically Crusader-ish mid-tempo ballad (sung by Dionne Warwick), simply re-titled to fit the album's culinary New Orleans theme.

Various Artists - Miles From India (2008) {2CD Set Times Square Records TSQ-CD-1808, Miles Davis alumni}

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Various Artists - Miles From India (2008) {2CD Set Times Square Records TSQ-CD-1808, Miles Davis alumni}

Various Artists - Miles From India (2008) {2CD Set Times Square Records TSQ-CD-1808, Miles Davis alumni}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 714 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 292 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Four Quarters Ent. / Times Square Records | TSQ-CD-1808
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Modal Music

Mixing the music of jazz icon Miles Davis with sounds and instruments from India, as producers Bob Belden and Yusuf Gandhi did on Miles from India, was far from an outrageous proposition. Davis set the precedent himself — not only with his use of Indian players like the tabla virtuoso Badal Roy in sessions issued on albums like Big Fun and Get Up with It, but also with his sinuous modal compositions stretching back to 1959's epochal Kind of Blue and continuing through his electric period of the '70s.

Dave Valentin - Pied Pipe (1981/2019) {Vocalion}

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Dave Valentin - Pied Pipe (1981/2019) {Vocalion}

Dave Valentin - Pied Pipe (1981/2019) {Vocalion}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Covers | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz

Dave Valentin at the perfect point in his career – coming off some great initial work on the New York Latin scene, and some key time in the studios – really finding his voice as a leader, with all the best elements of his previous work firmly intact! Dave mixes Latin elements with the soulful fusion sound of the GRP label right in their great early, pre-commercial years – and he gets help here form labelmates Dave Grusin and Bobby Broom, plus Marcus Miller – who all join Dave's combo with a sound that's way hipper than the GRP groove of the smooth fusion years. There's some female chorus vocals at a few points, but also loads of great solo work on flute from Dave – and arrangements are by Valentin, Dave Grusin, and Oscar Hernandez. Titles include "Pied Piper", "Los Altos", "Shamballa", "Dragon Fly", "This Time", and "Seven Stars". CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Pied Piper" and "Shamballa".

Melvin Gibbs - Ancients Speak (2009) {LiveWired Music LWM1001}

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Melvin Gibbs - Ancients Speak (2009) {LiveWired Music LWM1001}

Melvin Gibbs - Ancients Speak (2009) {LiveWired Music LWM1001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 LiveWired Music | LWM1001
Jazz / Jazz Fusion / Jazz Funk / Electric Jazz

Melvin Gibbs has not been an easy artist to pigeonhole. The New York City bassist has had plenty of rock credentials (including Harriet Tubman, Eye & I, and the Rollins Band), but he has had his share of impressive jazz associations as well (for example, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Frisell, and Ronald Shannon Jackson). And Gibbs doesn't become any easier to pigeonhole on Ancients Speak, which finds him leading a group that is billed as Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity. This 2009 release draws on a long list of influences, ranging from African pop to funk, hip-hop, jazz, and rock.

V.A. - Blue Note Trip: Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (2003)

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V.A. - Blue Note Trip: Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (2003)

V.A. - Blue Note Trip: Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 354 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note/EMI (7243 5831792 3)

The very successful 'Maestro' compilation features 29 tracks from the likes of Donald Byrd, St. Germain, Horace Silver, Lonnie Smith, Dianne Reeves, Ronny Jordan, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Palmieri, a Taste of Honey and more. The first disc contains 14 funky, intoxicating beats to prepare you for a long night out. The second disc is filled with 15 soothing yet sexy tunes for a joyful morning after.

Grover Washington Jr - Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings (2019)

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Grover Washington Jr - Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings (2019)

Grover Washington Jr - Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 787 Mb | Covers included | 05:43:41
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Label: SoulMusic Records, Cherry Red Records

SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings,” a 5-disc deluxe box set of six stellar albums, spanning nine years (1987-1996) by legendary saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., justifiably considered an influential pioneer in fusing jazz, soul, R&B and pop and bringing his distinctive sound to mainstream audiences globally.

Brian Culbertson - Secrets (1997) {BlueMoon}

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Brian Culbertson - Secrets (1997) {BlueMoon}

Brian Culbertson - Secrets (1997) {BlueMoon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 264MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 103MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

One of smooth jazz's brightest young keyboardists seems to be caught in the same marketing trap as his contemporaries – aiming to please radio programmers first, and waiting till very late in the running order of the disc to challenge himself – and listeners who have many other new and similarly likeable keyboard releases to choose from. When he finally blows his lid on Secrets and goes for broke, it's a joyous affair, as the eight-minute closing track "At the Backroom" finds Brian Culbertson jamming hardcore blues/funk and bouncing off the inspirations of older cats like Jeff Golub (guitar) and Ricky Peterson (wicked on the Hammond B-3).

Christian McBride - A Family Affair (1998) {Verve}

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Christian McBride - A Family Affair (1998) {Verve}

Christian McBride - A Family Affair (1998) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Neo-Bop, Fusion

Christian McBride is not one of those strait-laced, down-the-line neo-boppers after all. Here, the prodigiously talented young standup bassist proves that he is also an astoundingly gifted electric bassist, and that '70s-vintage funk and soul are every bit as close to his heart as '50s and '60s hard bop. On electric, McBride weaves inventive countermelodies around tenor sax Tim Warfield's lead lines, taking Jaco Pastorius' technique a step further in sheer speed and the ability to play really nasty funk patterns.

Marcus Miller feat. Kenny Garrett - Live (1988) {Unofficial Release}

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Marcus Miller feat. Kenny Garrett - Live (1988) {Unofficial Release}

Marcus Miller feat. Kenny Garrett - Live (1988) {Unofficial Release}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 283MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

If there's such a thing as post-modernist Jazz-Funk, it surely sounds like this.

Ghost-Note - Swagism (2018)

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Ghost-Note - Swagism (2018)

Ghost-Note - Swagism (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 570 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 Mb | 01:34:58
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Ropeadope Records

Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.