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Basia - The Sweetest Illusion (1994)

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Basia - The Sweetest Illusion (1994)

Basia - The Sweetest Illusion (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 371 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans ~ 72 Mb | 00:52:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz-Pop, Sophisti-Pop, Bossa Nova | Epic #EK 64255

The sweet voiced Polish girl continues to set the standard by which other, less inventive adult contemporary vocalists should be measured. Her tender yet powerful feelings take listeners' hearts to places with fascinating, sometimes surreal imagery. Basia and partner/producer Danny White's real gift is rhythmic diversity, and the tandem take the artsy route on a big, brassy tour through Brazil and Latin America, employing jazzy touches that keep even the most staid tune hopping. The ballads are sweet as well. Nobody in this crowded genre outclassed or outperformed Basia, but as welcome as this comeback after four years was, the singer never followed up with another full-length studio project.

Chuck Mangione - Eyes of the Veiled Temptress (1988)

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Chuck Mangione - Eyes of the Veiled Temptress (1988)

Chuck Mangione - Eyes of the Veiled Temptress (1988)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS, CK 40984 | ~ 249 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 74 Mb
Smooth Jazz / Soul-Jazz / Jazz-Funk

Throughout the 1970s, Chuck Mangione was a celebrity. His purposely lightweight music was melodic pop that was upbeat, optimistic, and sometimes uplifting…

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)

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Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans ~ 127 Mb | 00:44:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Artistry Music #ART7041

Jonathan Butler's 22nd studio album, 2014's Living My Dream, showcases the South African-born singer/guitarist/songwriter's distinctive smooth jazz and R&B sound. Joining Butler here are such musical luminaries as bassist Marcus Miller, saxophonist Elan Trotman, guitarist/songwriter Dennis Dodd, Jr., and Butler's daughter, vocalist Jodie Butler, who duets with her father on "Night to Remember." Featured on the album is the song "Be Still," which Butler co-wrote with George Duke prior to the legendary keyboardist's passing in 2013. Also included is the leadoff single "African Breeze," originally written for the 1985 adventure-comedy Jewel of the Nile and reworked with a more contemporary flair by Butler for Living My Dream.

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)

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The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman - Wild Card (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans ~ 83 Mb | 00:54:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Latin Pop | Peak Records #PKD-8527-2

Smooth jazz stalwarts the Rippingtons infuse their trademark brand of instrumental pop with a Latin aesthetic on Wild Card. Once again featuring the lead guitar of Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons deliver a solid collection of mellow contemporary pop and lite jazz that should please longtime fans. Evenly split between R&B-inflected cuts such as the Aretha Franklin hit "Till You Come Back to Me" and Latin tracks including the flamenco-inspired "Spanish Girl" and the salsa-ready "Mulata di Mi Amor," Wild Card is a pleasant listen.

Tom Scott - Blow It Out / Intimate Strangers / Street Beat (2013)

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Tom Scott - Blow It Out / Intimate Strangers / Street Beat (2013)

Tom Scott - Blow It Out / Intimate Strangers / Street Beat (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 350 MB | Scans
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: BGO Records | Catalog Number: BGOCD1121

BGO's 2013 double-disc set gathers three late-'70s albums from Tom Scott: 1977's Blow It Out, 1978's Intimate Strangers, and 1979's Street Beat. This is the moment when Scott entered the mainstream, leaving behind his backing band the L.A. Express, and getting progressively pop.

Paul Hardcastle - NINE (2020)

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Paul Hardcastle - NINE (2020)

Paul Hardcastle - NINE (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 559 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Trippin N Rhythm Records #TNR117

A producer and keyboardist from London, Paul Hardcastle debuted as a solo artist in 1984 and scored the following year with "19," an electro-oriented record featuring news reports and other sources on Vietnam. It became a major hit in his native country; in the U.S., it topped Billboard's club chart. Later, he produced and did remixes for artists such as Ian Dury and Phil Lynott. He continued to sell well in the specialty dance market and occasionally released records as part of the duo Kiss the Sky (with Jaki Graham) while also operating under names like the Def Boys, Beeps International, and Jazzmasters.

Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)

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Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)

Dancing Fantasy - Worldwide (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 331 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: New Age, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication (IC 2202-2)

Dancing Fantasy partners Curtis McLaw and Chris Williams had previously worked together in the Blue Knights; this particular project was a smooth-jazz variation on their fascination with German synth experimentalists like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Dancing Fantasy started their career at German electronic label IC Digit in 1990. "Worldwide" was inspired by the flow of music around the globe, picking up individual sound-samples (specific to a particular country) on the way. The music is pure Dancing Fantasy with laid back grooves, immersed in rich floating sounds with touches of jazz.

Terry Marshall - 2 Albums (1993-1995) (Re-up)

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Terry Marshall - 2 Albums (1993-1995) (Re-up)

Terry Marshall - 2 Albums (1993-1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 626 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 244 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: New Age, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication

Night Lines (1993). Terry's use of guitar blended with acoustic and synthesized instruments is almost perfect. Local Australian talent at it's best, Terry and his friends have created a wonderful music style with undertones of Deep Forest and Single Gun Theory. This is his third album, and like the others, is hard to find and virtually unheard of in local stores. How can talent like this be overlooked? It is hard to put this music style into a music store category - Ambient Jazz & World Music - don't quite hit the mark, but if you like browsing these sections of your favorite music store you will enjoy this unique experience. What he lacks in height he makes up for in talent.

Chuck Mangione - Children of Sanchez (1978)

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Chuck Mangione - Children of Sanchez (1978)

Chuck Mangione - Children of Sanchez (1978)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | A&M, 396 700-2 | ~ 438 or 200 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Latin, Crossover, Smooth Jazz

Thanks to the Latin-inflected title track, Children of Sanchez became another huge hit for Chuck Mangione. The title song even earned him a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, and serious jazz listeners will spot a problem with that award – it was for pop, not jazz. That, of course, is an accurate assessment of Mangione's music, since there isn't much improvisation on the album at all…

Dancing Fantasy - 6 Albums (1990-1997) (Re-up)

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Dancing Fantasy - 6 Albums (1990-1997) (Re-up)

Dancing Fantasy - 6 Albums (1990-1997)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,98 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 797 MB | Covers - 219 MB
Genre: New Age, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Innovative Communication

Dancing Fantasy partners Curtis McLaw and Chris Williams had previously worked together in the Blue Knights; this particular project was a smooth-jazz variation on their fascination with German synth experimentalists like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Dancing Fantasy started their career at German electronic label IC Digit in 1990, had an overnight success with the debut album „Midnight Blvd.“, that entered Billboards NAC Top 10, songs like „Cry Nature“ and „Voodoo Jammin´“ brought heavy rotation air-play on all important US jazz and new-age radio stations. After the first album's commercial success, the duo continued the studio project with their next release, „California Grooves“ in 1991. This album garnered an even bigger success than their debut - spawning songs like „Good Morning America“ and „Malibu“…

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 161 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Yamaha | # YCCW-10264 | Time: 00:56:41

After 25 years of collaboration, Bob James and Nathan East are set to release their debut duo album The New Cool in September on Yamaha Entertainment Group. The New Cool marks new territory for legendary jazz pianist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, who’ve spent decades playing together in contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay but never before as an official duo. “The more I played with Nathan over the course of many live performances and spanning more than 20 years, the more in sync we were whether or not we had the anchor of the drums,” says James. “Something special happens when we only have each other’s notes to play off of, when the music is totally exposed.” Recorded entirely in Nashville, Tennessee, the album is a collection of original material contributed by both James and East, along with a small selection of standards. The duo’s musicianship is laid bare in a soulful reimagining of Irving Berlin’s “How Deep is the Ocean,” while the pair is joined by strings and woodwinds for a surprising take on Willie Nelson’s classic country hit 'Crazy'.

Paul Williams - Colours of Joy (2020)

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Paul Williams - Colours of Joy (2020)

Paul Williams - Colours of Joy (2020)
FLAC tracks | 42:34 | 239 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz / Label: MMPA Music Production

Right from the first play the deliciously smooth sound of Williams' exemplary musicianship exudes from the stereo and his Benson-esque guitar stylings make you want to delve deeper into the improvisational nuances of this oh-too-short offering. Paul Williams is one of the founding members of instrumental group Collaboration and has in the past played the UK gospel scene alongside the likes of Barbara Brooks Thomas, Freddie Kofi and Dorothy Allen. 'Colours Of Joy' is a delightful, mature, well produced and wonderful musical treat - a great taster for anyone who is new to the sound of this talented gospel jazz guitarist.

Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020)

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Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020)

Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 226 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 Mb | 00:39:08
Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Electronic | Label: Black Focus Records

Wu Hen is the sophomore album from Peckham visionary Kamaal Williams an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a deeper, multi-layered experience than previous releases. Bringing groove back to the forefront, Wu Hen oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap and r&b reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk.

Spyro Gyra - The Very Best of Spyro Gyra [Recorded 1988-1997] (2002)

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Spyro Gyra - The Very Best of Spyro Gyra [Recorded 1988-1997] (2002)

Spyro Gyra - The Very Best of Spyro Gyra [Recorded 1988-1997] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 521 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 543 595-2)

Although Spyro Gyra's late-'70s instrumental pop chart hit "Morning Dance" is always credited by some for opening doors for the genre that folks would later call smooth jazz, this 16-track compilation - part of GRP's new classic artist collector's series - shows that saxman Jay Beckenstein and company never really fit perfectly into any category. And that's by design. Manager Philip Brennan sequenced these tracks with GRP A&R guy Bud Harner, wisely choosing to make a live version of "Morning Dance" the last track, something of an afterthought, since most of the material here (from 1988 through 1997) is far more challenging and exciting…

Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)

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Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)

Carol Duboc - Colored Glasses (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Gold Note Music | # GNM3063 | Time: 00:41:07

Contemporary jazz vocalist and songwriter Carol Duboc "Colored Glasses" is co-produced by jazz legend Jeff Lorber and featuring Grammy nominated Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Hubert Laws and Eric Marienthal. Signatures from the band included.