Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973) {Sony Japan}

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Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973) {Sony Japan}

Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973) {Sony Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 235MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

When Herbie Hancock left Warner Bros. in 1971 after releasing three musically sound but critically and commercially underappreciated albums – The Crossing, Mwandishi, and Fat Albert's Groove – he was struggling. At odds with a jazz establishment that longed for his return to his Blue Note sound and a fierce consciousness struggle with free music and the full-on embrace of electricity since his tenure with Miles Davis, Hancock was clearly looking for a voice. Before diving into the commercial waters that would become Headhunters in 1973, Hancock and his tough group (including Billy Hart, Julian Priester, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Bennie Maupin, and Buster Williams) cut this gem for their new label, Columbia. Like its Warner predecessors, the album features a kind of post-modal, free impressionism while gracing the edges of funk.

Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}

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Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}

Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Enrico Rava's debut for ECM, 1975's The Pilgrim and the Stars, is a stellar progressive jazz effort from the Italian trumpeter who was then just coming into his own. Previously, Rava had spent his formative years working with such artists as saxophonist Steve Lacy, trombonist Roswell Rudd, and pianist Carla Bley, and obviously took much to heart when approaching his own music.

Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) {Blue Note}

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Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) {Blue Note}

Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive (1975) {Blue Note}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 86MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Ronnie Laws has always been an R&B-oriented saxophonist miscast in the jazz world, starting with his early association with the rapidly declining Blue Note label. His debut album (reissued on CD) has a couple of decent melodies (the opening "Always There" is the most memorable), some soulful tenor and soprano playing by the leader in a style heavily influenced by Grover Washington, Jr., and vocals on only one of the eight selections; Laws's attempts to make it as a singer were still in the future. However this obviously commercial effort (every song fades out before it hits the five-minute mark) can only be recommended in comparison to Ronnie Laws's later more inferior recordings.

Chuck Mangione - The Hat's Back (1994) {Gates}

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Chuck Mangione - The Hat's Back (1994) {Gates}

Chuck Mangione - The Hat's Back (1994) {Gates}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 330MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

They called him "The Hat." Chuck Mangione, with his trademark black-felt, narrow-brimmed topper and his big, brassy fluegelhorn, burst out of the jazz world and into pop music in the late '70s with "Feels So Good," a monster hit and a rare example of a jazz tune hitting the top of the pop charts.

Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (1980) {BMG Japan}

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Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (1980) {BMG Japan}

Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (1980) {BMG Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 281MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Fantastic Voyage is the fourth album released by the funk band Lakeside. Released in 1980 on the SOLAR Records label, it was produced by the band's members. It has been certified Gold in United States for sales over 500,000. The album would eventually go Platinum for sales over 1,000,000.

George Duke - Berlin 77 (1977) {Lo-Light Records}

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George Duke - Berlin 77 (1977) {Lo-Light Records}

George Duke - Berlin 77 (1977) {Lo-Light Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Funk, Fusion

This is a live recording of the George Duke Trio in Berlin 1977, featuring Leon Ndugu Chancler, Byron Miller, Charles Icarus Johnson, Sheila Escovedo and other musicians.

Stanley Clarke / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015) {Impulse}

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Stanley Clarke / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015) {Impulse}

Stanley Clarke / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015) {Impulse}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The occasion for this trio to work together was a 2010 concert that celebrated violinist Jean-Luc Ponty's 50th anniversary as a recording artist. Both the violinist and Stanley Clarke had collaborated before (a previous electric trio set with Al Di Meola, the Rite Of Strings was issued in 1995), but neither had collaborated with French jazz guitarist Bireli Lagrene prior to that evening. In playing for a mere 20 minutes, they created the impetus for D-Stringz – though it took two years for them to clear their schedules and get into a Brussels studio. These ten tunes are an assortment of standards and originals. The album is an acoustic, straight-ahead date that employs flawless swinging bop and post-bop, as well as 21st century takes on gypsy and soul-jazz and funk.

Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {RVG Edition}

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Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {RVG Edition}

Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {RVG Edition}
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Genre: Jazz

This is a typically excellent recording from the husband-wife team of tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and organist Shirley Scott. With assistance from guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Otis Finch, Turrentine (who always had the skill of playing melodies fairly straight but with his own brand of soul) and Scott dig into "Love Letters," Lloyd Price's "Trouble," "Something Happens to Me," a couple of basic originals, and "Goin' Home." The Turrentine-Scott team never made an unworthy disc; all are easily recommended, including this one.

Chihiro Yamanaka - Molto Cantabile (2013) {Japanese SHM-CD}

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Chihiro Yamanaka - Molto Cantabile (2013) {Japanese SHM-CD}

Chihiro Yamanaka - Molto Cantabile (2013) {Japanese SHM-CD}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 414MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 126MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Neo-Bop

Yamanaka studied at the Berklee College of Music and is an alumna of the Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead residency program. She has played and recorded with the New York-based DIVA Jazz Orchestra, led by Sherrie Maricle, but is best known for her small group recordings, which are typically trios and have featured bassists such as Larry Grenadier and Robert Hurst, and drummers such as Jeff Ballard and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock (2010) [Re-Up]

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Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock (2010) [Re-Up]

Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock (2010)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 122MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock

It’s a sign of Joe Bonamassa’s increasing profile that he got blues legend B.B. King to guest on his eighth album Black Rock and if what you’re doing is good enough to rope B.B. in, there’s not much reason to change, so Bonamassa doesn’t tinker with his formula here, retaining a little of the folky undertow of The Ballad of John Henry, but with its remaining roots in a thick, heavy blues-rock more redolent of ‘60s London than the ‘50s Delta.

Marc Antoine - Guitar Destiny (2012)

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Marc Antoine - Guitar Destiny (2012)

Marc Antoine - Guitar Destiny (2012)
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz

2012 album from the acclaimed guitarist. Guitar Destiny has a strong connection to Marc Antoine and his 11th release. He recalls always stopping to watch the trains go in and out of the station, when crossing an old bridge that was close to his home when he was a kid. Little did he know those train tracks would take him around the world in pursuit of an international and successful career. Marc's magic guitar touch ties it all up in this wonderful voyage thru places and musical genres.

Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle VII (2013)

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Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle VII (2013)

Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle VII (2013)
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 140MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

PAUL HARDCASTLE created the soundtrack to the mid 80’s. His iconic track 19 was an international mega hit (getting to number one in 13 countries) and with its hard-hitting lyrics and narrative about the Vietnam War, it captured the mood of a generation and created a sound for the era.

Paul Hardcastle - Paul Hardcastle (1985) {EMI Japan}

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Paul Hardcastle - Paul Hardcastle (1985) {EMI Japan}

Paul Hardcastle - Paul Hardcastle (1985) {EMI Japan}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Synth-Pop

"19" is a song by British musician Paul Hardcastle released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985). The song has a strong anti-war message, focusing on America's involvement in the Vietnam War and the effect it had on the soldiers who served. The track was notable for early use of sampled and processed speech, in particular a stutter effect used on the words "n-n-n-n-nineteen" and "d-d-d-d-destruction". It also includes various non-speech samples such as crowd noise and a military bugle call.

Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers - Extraction (2003) {Tone Center}

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Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers - Extraction (2003) {Tone Center}

Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers - Extraction (2003) {Tone Center}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Extraction is a collaborative studio album by guitarist Greg Howe, drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Victor Wooten, released on October 7, 2003 through Tone Center Records. According to Howe, the album went through a very difficult recording process which spanned two years, resulting in disagreements between the three musicians and Shrapnel founder Mike Varney, as well as several delays in the release date.

Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}

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Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}

Antonio Forcione Quartet - In Concert (2007) {Naim}
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Genre: Acoustic Guitar Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

Following the phenomenally successful 'In concert' DVD release late in 2006, the Naim Label has released the album of this captivating performance. Originally commissioned by Naim, following the AFQ’s magnificent sell out tours both in the UK and mainland Europe, and recorded by Martin Levan of Red Kite Studio, the album captures the performance of the band at its best. The combination of an intimate theatre - the Trinity in Tunbridge Wells - and the realistic sound and scale captured make this an unmissable album. The recording was completely live, there were no overdubs in the studio later as is perhaps more normal. The band was a particular challenge to record as they are essentially acoustic in nature. The recording was almost exclusively made by microphones rather than Direct Injections (DIs) to retain the full acoustic sense and dynamic of the quartet.