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Robin Kenyatta - Until (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27317}

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Robin Kenyatta - Until (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27317}

Robin Kenyatta - Until (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27317}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino / Vortex | WPCR-27317 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. One of the earliest albums as a leader from reedman Robin Kenyatta – and a set that's also one of his most compelling too! There's a definitely freer sound here than on some of Robin's smoother sets from the 70s – a vibe that's somewhere near the space of Impulse Records in the post-Coltrane years, and which is right at home on Atlantic's Vortex label subsidiary.

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2004] (Repost)

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Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2004] (Repost)

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 573 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 211 MB | Covers - 158 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Midline (SMEDD097)

One of England's prime jazz-rock - or, more accurately, rock-jazz - outfits, most of the members of Colosseum had apprenticed in blues bands, and it shows very strongly on some of the material here. Both "The Kettle" and "Butty's Blues" are essentially tarted-up 12-bar blues, although they work well in a grander context; in the latter case much grander, as a brass ensemble enters for the last part, drowning out everything but the guitar, an indication that this recording is in dire need of remastering. "Elegy" is a fast-paced, minor-key blues that stretches guitarist James Litherland's vocal abilities. Things do get far more interesting with "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice," which offers solo opportunities to organist Dave Greenslade and sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith before re-emerging in what can only be called a proto-industrial style, all heavily treated clattering percussion…

VA - Spring Garden Classics: The Ultimate Spring Time Collection (2003) {Sunday Express/Warner Classics}

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VA - Spring Garden Classics: The Ultimate Spring Time Collection (2003) {Sunday Express/Warner Classics}

VA - Spring Garden Classics: The Ultimate Spring Time Collection (2003) {Sunday Express/Warner Classics}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 233 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 121 mb
Genre: classical

Spring Garden Classics: The Ultimate Spring Time Collection is a 2003 sampler CD of classical music. It was released by the Sunday Express publication with help from Warner Classics.

Walter Becker & Donald Fagen ‎- Catalyst: The Original Recordings 1968-71 (1994) [Bootleg]

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Walter Becker & Donald Fagen ‎- Catalyst: The Original Recordings 1968-71 (1994) [Bootleg]

Walter Becker & Donald Fagen ‎- Catalyst: The Original Recordings 1968-71 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 459 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 213 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:29:46
Soft Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: The Magnum Music Group

Steely Dan's baby pictures? Sort of–these are studio demos Dan honchos Becker and Fagen made as struggling songwriters in the period before they actually conceptualized the band. Some of them–"Brooklyn," "Barrytown," "Parker's Band," "Charlie Freak," "Any World That I'm Welcome To" and "The Caves of Altamira"–later turned up on Steely Dan albums; here they're presented in bare-bones version (mostly just piano and vocals, with only adequate sound) that while interesting obviously don't have Steely Dan's trademark instrumental sheen. The unfamiliar tracks are uneven (a must to avoid: "The Mock Turtle's Song"), but even the least of them show that Becker and Fagen's writing style was fully formed even at this early stage.

Jerry Vale - Sings The Great Italian Hits (1998) {Columbia/Legacy}

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Jerry Vale - Sings The Great Italian Hits (1998) {Columbia/Legacy}

Jerry Vale - Sings The Great Italian Hits (1998) {Columbia/Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 297 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Genre: pop

Sings The Great Italian Hits is a 1998 compilation by singer Genaro Louis Vitaliano, who was better known as Jerry Vale. This was released by Columbia Records as part of their Legacy division.

The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

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The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5370}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 295 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 404 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5370 | NJLP 8222
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop

Reissue features the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. In a perfect world, Curtis Peagler's Modern Jazz Disciples would have had a longer run and built a much larger catalog. But regrettably, the Cincinnati quintet is only a small footnote in the history of hard bop and gave listeners only two albums. The first was this self-titled LP, which was recorded for Prestige's New Jazz subsidiary in 1959. The Modern Jazz Disciples shows the late Peagler, who turned 29 that year, to be a hard-swinging alto saxman in the Charlie Parker/Sonny Stitt/Cannonball Adderley/Phil Woods vein – his hot-blooded solos on tracks like "A Little Taste," "Slippin' and Slidin'," and the standard "After You've Gone" make this record well worth the price of admission.

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, 24-Bit Remastered & Expanded Edition} Repost

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The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, 24-Bit Remastered & Expanded Edition} Repost

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968) {2000, 24-Bit Remastered & Expanded Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 465 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 193 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Country Rock, Americana | Capitol Records #7243 5 25390 2 4

None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the sound of a loose jam session, alternating emphasis on different instruments, while the lead and harmony vocals passed back and forth as if the singers were making up their blend on the spot. In retrospect, especially as the lyrics sank in, the arrangements seemed far more considered and crafted to support a group of songs that took family, faith, and rural life as their subjects and proceeded to imbue their values with uncertainty. Some songs took on the theme of declining institutions less clearly than others, but the points were made musically as much as lyrically. Tenor Richard Manuel's haunting, lonely voice gave the album much of its frightening aspect, while Rick Danko's and Levon Helm's rough-hewn styles reinforced the songs' rustic fervor.

Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 Series UCCU-90071}

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Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 Series UCCU-90071}

Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 Series UCCU-90071}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2014 Cadet / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90071
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. One of the hardest, heaviest albums that Ray Bryant ever cut – even on the ballads – a monster little record that grabs you from the very first note! Ray did the arrangements for this one himself – working with his core trio that featured Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and adding in a twin-trumpet frontline that cooks the groove over the top with a really righteous sound!

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco, February 4th 1967 (2008) {2CD Set BEARVP107CD}

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Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco, February 4th 1967 (2008) {2CD Set BEARVP107CD}

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco, February 4th 1967 (2008) {2CD Set BEARVP107CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 442 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 212 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2008 Bear Records | BEARVP107CD
Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Part of a series of live recordings unearthed after 40 years, this album presents one night of a three-night stand Quicksilver Messenger Service played as opening act for Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on February 4, 1967. The recordings are especially valuable since Quicksilver played for years, usually in and around San Francisco, before releasing its first album, Quicksilver Messenger Service, in May 1968. As this performance shows, the band was ready to record more than a year earlier.

Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}

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Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}

Charles Lloyd - Discovery! (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4277}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4277 | 2014 DSD Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Charles Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane experiments in jazz that would crop up during the early 70s on smaller independent labels – a scene that Lloyd really influenced with albums like this! The record's quite advanced for its time – and features Charles' tenor and flute next to piano by Don Friedman, bass by either Richard Davis or Eddie Khan, and drums by Roy Haynes or JC Moses – on titles that include Lloyd's classic "Forest Flower", plus "Little Peace", "Love Song to A Baby", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Bizarre".

The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

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The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

The Jazz Crusaders - Lookin' Ahead (1962) Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Hallmark | # 715252 | Time: 00:35:39

The Jazz Crusaders second album for Pacific Jazz, Lookin Ahead features the core four members of the group (Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Stix Hooper), with bassist Jimmy Bond rounding out the sound. Lookin Ahead showcases what was already a signature sound for the group, with the tenor saxophone and trombone leading many of the songs, although Joe Samples piano playing holds much of the material together. The group wrote seven of the albums nine cuts, including The Young Rabbits, which would become something of a staple for the Jazz Crusaders during the 1960s, being much revered at their live shows. The two covers include Tonight, from the musical West Side Story, and Song Of India, a classical piece by Rimsky-Korsakov arranged by Joe Sample. Along with their debut album Freedom Sound (also available on Hallmark as 713822) the Jazz Crusaders were at the forefront of the soul jazz scene in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Their relevance and importance continued to grow throughout the rest of the decade.

VA - Classic fM: Movies - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2016) {Classic fM/UCJ Music}

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VA - Classic fM: Movies - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2016) {Classic fM/UCJ Music}

VA - Classic fM: Movies - The Ultimate Collection (3CD) (2016) {Classic fM/UCJ Music}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 358 mb
Genre: classical, soundtrack

Classic fM: Movies - The Ultimate Collection is a 3CD box set compilation of original movie theme songs from all of eternity. This was put together by Classic fM, who released this courtesy of UCJ Music, a Universal company.

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

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Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5106 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano!

The Steve Miller Band - Sailor (1968) Japanese Reissue 2007

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The Steve Miller Band - Sailor (1968) Japanese Reissue 2007

The Steve Miller Band - Sailor (1968) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans ~ 116 Mb
Psychedelic Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: EMI Music Japan | # TOCP-70275 | Time: 00:34:34

Sailor is the second studio album by American rock group The Steve Miller Band, released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Like The Steve Miller Band's previous album, Children of the Future, Sailor was produced by Glyn Johns. Unlike its predecessor which was recorded in London, England, Sailor was recorded in Los Angeles, California. It was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman. Scaggs went on to a successful solo career. The album features a psychedelic blues rock sound.

Bodo Molitor - Hits Internacionales (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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Bodo Molitor - Hits Internacionales (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Bodo Molitor - Hits Internacionales (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Orfeon (CSM-230)

Globe-trotting artist Bodo Molitor may have been born in Germany, but heêll forever be associated with the psychedelic scene in Mexico. In addition to creating the zoomorphic art for his own bizarre album, he also created the psychedelic art for the Kaleidoscope album, for La Libre Expresion, and for his brother Reinholdês solo album. As for "Hits Internacionales", it has all the ambience and psychedelic delirium of the time, full of devastating fuzz and wacked out rhythms. And then there is Bodoês raspy and savage voice. Impressive. As Antonio Malcara says in his book "Catologo subjetivo y segregacionista del Rock Mexicano", this LP and that of Kaleidoscope are the two most important and representative pieces of Mexican garage rock-psychedelia.