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Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask (1979) {Milestone OJCCD-915-2 rel 1996}

Posted By: ruskaval
Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask (1979) {Milestone OJCCD-915-2 rel 1996}

Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask (1979) {Milestone OJCCD-915-2 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1996 Milestone Records / Fantasy / Universal | OJCCD-915-2 / 00025218691529
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Saxophone

Well it's the disco era by the time this album is released and so many people in the jazz and funk world were effected in different ways. Usually it met with mixed results but because Sonny's music was taking on a unique sound that I choose to call funk-bop (there's more on that in my other Sonny Rollins reviews) this wound up being one of his most energized,memorable and creatively satisfying albums of the decade. Not only is Sonny and his band here endlessly abound with creative ideas but also managed to bring the very best out of the musicianship. Miles Davis' drummer Al Foster and guitarist Larry Coryell, himself one of the very earliest architects of jazz fusion in the 60's are the musicians here aside from Sonny who really help a lot in the inspired sound of the music.

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

Posted By: Designol
David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

Grant Green - The Final Comedown (1971) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9522 rel 2003}

Posted By: ruskaval
Grant Green - The Final Comedown (1971) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9522 rel 2003}

Grant Green - The Final Comedown (1971) {Blue Note Japan, Paper Sleeve, TOCJ-9522 rel 2003}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2003 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-9522 | 24bit by RVG
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar

The Final Comedown was Blue Note's first film soundtrack and a departure for both the label and Grant Green. True, many of Green's sessions from this period dipped into funk and R&B, but most of the tracks heard here are pensive mood pieces, conceived as the backing tracks to the blaxploitation film of the same name. As can be expected, there are a handful of cuts – "Past, Present and Future," "Slight Fear and Terror," "Battle Scene" – featuring things like staccato horn punches, dramatic tympani, and little in the way of instrumental soloing – standard fare for the genre.

Doug Johns - Pocket Fulla Nasty (2008)

Posted By: tiburon
Doug Johns - Pocket Fulla Nasty (2008)

Doug Johns - Pocket Fulla Nasty (2008)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 117MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Slap Bass Technique

Cleveland-based musician Doug Johns has more than 25 years of bass experience. Performing on local, national, and international stages, Doug has had the opportunity to play with many great talents, developing and furthering his own playing style and technique. Going on the road at a very young age, he honed in his groove on stage with many soul, funk, blues and jazz bands, realizing they were all connected by the rhythm of the soul. Doug´s raw presence, energy, and all-around crowd-wowing prowess can be heard on numerous recordings and stages. Believing that a good musician surrounds himself with great musicians, Doug has had the privilege of working with such greats as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles, Dweezil Zappa, Dana Rasch, The LA Mass Choir, Grammy winning producer Aaron Lindsey, Steve Smith, and many others.

Kevin Eubanks - The Heat Of Heat (1987) {GRP 9552}

Posted By: tiburon
Kevin Eubanks - The Heat Of Heat (1987) {GRP 9552}

Kevin Eubanks - The Heat Of Heat (1987) {GRP 9552}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 226MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop

If heat is the process of energy transfer from one body to another, then that is what Kevin Eubanks has set out to do with velvety guitar sounds that will rub you the right way. Familiar to millions of viewers nightly as the leader of Jay Leno's Tonight Show Band, Eubanks creates this generation's finest creative jazz tunes on The Heat of Heat. Dreamy and memorizing, Eubanks creates an odyssey, with him leading the way, that compels you to dance, twirl, evoke your inner sexuality.

Bob Baldwin - Lookin' Back (2009) {NUG-2033-2}

Posted By: tiburon
Bob Baldwin - Lookin' Back (2009) {NUG-2033-2}

Bob Baldwin - Lookin' Back (2009) {NUG-2033-2}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 554MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 198MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

2009 collection from the Jazz keyboardist which gathers 20 years of music making, and puts them in one amazing collection! Includes many great collaborations featuring Grover Washington Jr. Will Downing and Marion Meadows and more. With over 70 minutes of incredible music, and six unreleased tracks, this is one CD that needs to be a part of every collection!

The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies (2017)

Posted By: delpotro
The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies (2017)

The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 Mb | 00:45:58
Jazz-Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Strut Records

Canada’s fastest moving and hardest working collective are back with one of their finest albums to date, a brand new journey into tropical, soul and jazz styles on their scorching new release, ‘Under Burning Skies’.

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

Posted By: Designol
David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI/Stateside | # 7243 5 21588 2 9, 521 5882 | Time: 00:27:01
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Song of Innocence is the debut album of American composer and producer David Axelrod. It was released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Axelrod sought to capitalize on the experimental climate of popular music at the time and composed the album as a suite-like tone poem based on Songs of Innocence, a 1789 illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with an orchestra and a variety of studio musicians, including keyboardist and conductor Don Randi, guitarist Al Casey, bassist Carol Kaye, and drummer Earl Palmer. Song of Innocence is an instrumental jazz fusion record that incorporates elements of classical, rock, funk, pop, and theatre music. It is arranged for bass, drums, and string instruments, written in the rock idiom with tempos centered on rock-based patterns by Palmer. Axelrod used contrast in his orchestral compositions and interspersed the album's euphoric psychedelic R&B form with dramatic, harrowing arrangements to reflect the supernatural themes found in Blake's poems. The music's reverent, psychedelic overtones evoke their themes of innocence and spirituality.

Mark Varney Project - Centrifugal Funk (1991) {Legato}

Posted By: tiburon
Mark Varney Project - Centrifugal Funk (1991) {Legato}

Mark Varney Project - Centrifugal Funk (1991) {Legato}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 140MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Centrifugal Funk is the second and final studio album by the Mark Varney Project (MVP), released in 1991 through Legato Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2004 through Tone Center Records. This incarnation of the group is a collaboration between guitarists Frank Gambale, Brett Garsed and Shawn Lane. It consists primarily of covers of existing jazz fusion compositions, save for one track performed by Lane—"Lane's Blitz"—which he later dismissed as an impromptu warm-up rather than a planned solo, and thus his dislike for it. Varney, however, disputes Lane's version of events.

Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) [Two Soundtracks on One CD, 1997]

Posted By: Designol
Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) [Two Soundtracks on One CD, 1997]

Quincy Jones - In The Heat Of The Night (1967) + They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Two Soundtracks on One CD, The Deluxe MGM Soundtrack Series, Remastered 1997

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Label: Rykodisc | # RCD 10712 | Time: 01:10:39
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk

Two scores with a tone of righteous fury woven throughout. While there are differences in the approach to the two scores, Quincy Jones did manage to provide a unifying style – no mean feat, considering that the intent behind In the Heat of the Night was to get a Southern, blues-inflected atmosphere to support the angry, anti-racist approach of the picture, while They Call Me Misters Tibbs! had a more open, urban attitude from its San Francisco setting. The music throughout has an edge (the lighter music in the second score is generally source music), with some interesting musical experiments going on (Jones, as one example, used cimbalom to reflect Tibbs' feelings in They Call Me Mister Tibbs!.) The Ryko CD release includes an Enhanced CD portion with film material. The sound throughout the disc is excellent, although the cues from In the Heat of the Night show their age, and the dialogue excerpts sound very rough.

Shakatak - All Around the World (40th Anniversary Edition) (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Shakatak - All Around the World (40th Anniversary Edition) (2020)

Shakatak - All Around the World (40th Anniversary Edition) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 499 Mb | Covers - 136 Mb | 03:37:57
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Disco | Label: Secret Records

Shakatak's 40th Anniversary 3xCD and DVD set featuring: CD 1 - First 20 years retrospective; CD 2 - Favourite 21st Century tracks chosen by each band member + 4 brand new songs; CD3 - It's all Live -+ Bill Sharpe demos DVD of classic 1980's promo videos.

Twilight - Still Loving You (1981) {Luv N' Haight}

Posted By: tiburon
Twilight - Still Loving You (1981) {Luv N' Haight}

Twilight - Still Loving You (1981) {Luv N' Haight}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 236MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Still Loving You and Pains Of Love, the two self-released albums under Bay Area musician Lawrence Ross's Twilight moniker in 1981 and ’86 respectively have enjoyed near mythical “Grail” status among fanatic crate diggers. Considered stone soul/funk classics; copies have treaded for huge sums. Ross recorded and pressed his records on his own Galaxy Productions, and due to lack of funds or distribution let them disappear when pressings sold out. In 2010, Ubiquity’s Luv N’ Haight licensed them for re-release on CD and limited edition vinyl, thus allowing them to evaluated strictly on their musical merits.

Chance Hayden - Grab & Go (2020) {Atlanta Records}

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Chance Hayden - Grab & Go (2020) {Atlanta Records}

Chance Hayden - Grab & Go (2020) {Atlanta Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 250MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

In recent years, Chance Hayden has established himself as one of the finer guitarists blowing outta’ Portland, Oregon, blessed with taste, melodicism, chops and fluency in various musical languages. He comes on strong but sweetly on his latest album, Grab & Go, a neo-soul-jazz outing with nods to historical roots, but also lined with modern twists and ear-grabbing harmonic rope-a-dope. This is party-ready jazz, but with brains and nimble guitar venturing in the bargain.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz (2020)

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz (2020)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys of Jazz (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 508 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:12:03
Jazz-Funk, Brass | Label: Fat Beats Records

2020 sees Hypnotic Brass Ensemble celebrating twenty years together not only as a band, but a Band of Brothers and they are marking this anniversary with the launch of their sixth studio album Bad Boys of Jazz, which sees them seamlessly weave funk, dub, hip-hop and soul into their own irrepressible take on jazz. They draw deep from the well of tradition while taking the pulse of the most cutting-edge and street-savvy sounds.

Marcus Miller - The Sun Don't Lie (1993) {PRA Records}

Posted By: tiburon
Marcus Miller - The Sun Don't Lie (1993) {PRA Records}

Marcus Miller - The Sun Don't Lie (1993) {PRA Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 153MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Primarily a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Marcus Miller has worked on hundreds of sessions — crossing jazz, R&B, and rock — and has released several solo recordings since his late-'70s beginnings with Bobbi Humphrey and Lonnie Liston Smith. Despite the many hats he has worn — improviser, interpreter, arranger, songwriter, film-music composer, bassist, clarinetist, saxophonist — none of them have been put on for the sake of a whim. Never one to merely get his feet wet, Miller has been a utility player in the most extreme and prolific sense.